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CELEBRATING 90 YEARSALBERT WHITMAN& COMPANYENTERTAIN • EDUCATE • ENCOURAGEIntroducingThe Boxcar Childrengraphic novelsClassic stories designed for a new generationSPRING 2009


Spring 2009T H E B O X C A R C H I L D R E NCharacters created by Gertrude Chandler WarnerThe Boxcar Children®graphic novels“One warm night four children stood infront of a bakery. No one knew where theyhad come from.” Thus begins the storyof the Boxcar Children. We are pleased topartner with ABDO Publishing to bringthe Boxcar Children to a new generationin this exciting new format.AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2009book 1 book 2 book 3The Boxcar ChildrenA Graphic NovelHenry, Jessie, Violet, and BennyAlden are brothers and sisters—andthey’re orphans! The only way theycan stay together is to make it on theirown. One night, during a storm, thechildren find an old red boxcar thatkeeps them warm and safe. Theydecide to make it their home. Thisis just the beginning of their adventureas the Boxcar Children!978-0-8075-2867-9 • $6.99Surprise IslandA Graphic NovelThe Boxcar Children have a homewith their grandfather now—buttheir adventures are just beginning!Their first adventure is to spendthe summer camping on their ownprivate island. The island is full ofsurprises, including a kind strangerwith a secret.978-0-8075-2868-6 • $6.99Final cover not shown.The Yellow House MysteryA Graphic NovelHenry, Jessie, Violet, and BennyAlden discover that a mysterysurrounds the run-down yellowhouse on Surprise Island. Thechildren find a letter and other cluesthat could lead them on the trail ofa man who vanished from the house.978-0-8075-2869-3 • $6.99AVAILABLE APRIL 2009book 4 book 5 book 6Mystery RanchA Graphic NovelHenry, Jessie, Violet, andBenny Alden have just found outthey have an Aunt Jane who hasn’tspoken to their grandfather inyears. The children are spendingthe summer on Aunt Jane’s ranchout west. On the way there, thegirls spy a “mystery man.” Willhe reveal an amazing discoveryabout the ranch that will changeeverything?978-0-8075-2870-9 • $6.99The Boxcar Children graphic novels are also available in hardcover library editionsthrough Magic Wagon, a division of the ABDO Group. www.abdopublishing.com.The Boxcar Children © Mysteries, #118 The Spy GameHC 978-0-8075-7603-8 • $14.99 • 5.5 x 8 • 128 pgsPB 978-0-8075-7604-5 • $4.99 • 5.25 x 7.625 • 128 pgsAge Levels: 7-10 • March 2009Mike’s MysteryA Graphic NovelHenry, Jessie, Violet, and BennyAlden are on another summertrip to visit Aunt Jane at MysteryRanch. They’re thrilled to findtheir friend Mike Wood lives in thebustling new town near the ranch.But one night, Mike’s house burnsdown and he is blamed for startingthe fire!978-0-8075-2871-6 • $6.99All graphic novels • $6.99 • Paperback • 7 x 9 • 32 pgs • Age Levels: 7-10The Spy GameWhen the Boxcar Childrenvisit a neighbor’s house, amysterious old weddingphoto and a riddle leadthem on a “spy game”devised long ago by theoriginal owner of thehouse. When the childrenhunt for clues theydiscover amazing things,like a stone path whose pieces fit together intoa jigsaw puzzle! But soon the children begin tosuspect that there’s a mystery inside the mystery.They read about a similar puzzle in one of theirnew Detective Club books, and they meet awoman who looks eerily like the bride in the oldwedding photo. Just who is behind this spy game?Blue Bay MysteryA Graphic NovelThe Boxcar Children are in foran extra-special surprise! Theyare going on a trip on a hugecargo ship to a deserted SouthSeas island. While fishing andexploring the island, the childrendiscover clues that it isn’tdeserted after all!978-0-8075-2872-3 • $6.99The Dog-GoneMysteryWhen a new dogobedience businessopens in Greenfield,the Aldens decideto enroll Watch fora refresher course.At the first classa Dalmatian goesmissing, and everyonewonders if the dog ran away or was stolen.But when a malamute disappears at thesecond class, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Bennyknow they have a mystery on their hands.Could the thief be the class’s instructor, theDalmatian’s owner, the dog groomer, or theowner with the very obedient dog?The Boxcar Children © Mysteries, #119 The Dog-Gone MysteryHC 978-0-8075-1656-0 • $14.99 • 5.5 x 8 • 128 pgsPB 978-0-8075-1657-7 • $4.99 • 5.25 x 7.625 • 128 pgsAge Levels: 7-10 • May 20092 3www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -7675NEWTHIS SPRING®B O X C A R M Y S T E R I E S


P I C T U R E B O O K SSpring 2009The Three Little GatorsISBN: 978-0-8075-7824-7$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 4-810.75 x 8.5 • 32 pgsFull Color • Hardcover • JacketWill Terry’s funnyillustrations are theperfect match for HelenKetteman’s sassy spinon “The Three LittlePigs.” From the creatorsof Armadilly Chili comesa hilarious new retellingof a popular tale. Theauthor lives in Florida; theillustrator lives in Utah.The Three Little GatorsAuthor Helen KettemanIllustrated by Will TerryThree little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Theirmother warns them to build strong houses that can protect them fromBig-bottomed Boar, who likes to eat tasty, tender gators for his snack. Soon,First Gator builds himself a nice house out of rocks. Second Gator reckonsrocks are too much work, so he builds his house with sticks. And ThirdGator’s house of sand is the easiest one to build!But soon Big-bottomed Boar shows up. With a bump, bump, bump of thefierce boar’s rump, he knocks over Third Gator’s house of sand. It doesn’ttake long for that rump to bump Second Gator’s house of sticks. But he can’tknock over Third Gator’s house of stones, so he tries another way in—through the chimney! Guess what happens to the Boar’s rump after that?!Dinosaur Starts SchoolAuthor Pamela Duncan EdwardsIllustrated by Deborah Allwright“What would you do if on the very first day of school Dinosaur wasn’tsmiling his big, toothy dinosaur smile? You’d say, ‘Don’t worry, Dinosaur.School will be fun.’”So begins the story as a little boy helps his dinosaur friend overcome hisfears of the first day of school. All sorts of questions that children mightask are addressed by the little boy—why does he have to go to school,what if he has to speak up and say his name, what if he doesn’t like whatthey serve for lunch? His answers should calm the tummies of any youngstudent. And best of all, he explains how to make a new friend. By the endof the day, Dinosaur loves school and can’t wait to come again the next day.Dinosaur StartsISBN: 978-0-8075-1600-3$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 4-710x10 • 32 pgsFull Color • HardcoverPamela DuncanEdwards’s sweet story isgreat to share with youngchildren who may be a bitapprehensive about startingschool. Readers will enjoyDeborah Allwright’scute illustrations. Theauthor lives in Virginia; theillustrator lives in London,England. This is their firstbook for Albert Whitman.P I C T U R E B O O K S4 5www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -7675


P I C T U R E B O O K SSpring 2009Summer WondersISBN: 978-0-8075-7653-3$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 3-710.75 x 8.5 • 32 pgsFull Color • HardcoverJudy Stead’s bright,cheerful pictures vividlycapture Bob Raczka’ssimple verse. The two haveteamed up before to createSpring Things, Who Lovesthe Fall?, and Snowy, BlowyWinter. The author livesin Illinois. The illustratorlives in North Carolina.Spring Things978-0-8075-7596-3 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 1Snowy, Blowy Winter978-0-8075-7526-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Preschool-Grade 1Who Loves the Fall?978-0-8075-9037-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Preschool-Grade 1Summer WondersAuthor Bob RaczkaIllustrated by Judy SteadA book that celebrates all things summer—from playing at the park toswimming at the pool to catching fireflies. Children will delight in therhymes that captures summertime fun.“Divers, swimmers, flat rock skimmers.Joggers, walkers, sidewalk chalkers.Marchers, pipers, stars and stripers.”A note at the end explains how to make ice pops.Damon, Pythias, andthe Test of FriendshipAuthor Teresa BatemanIllustrated by Layne JohnsonOutside of ancient Syracuse on the island of Sicily, there lived a cruel rulernamed Dionysius. He trusted no one. Nearby lived two best friends, Damon andPythias. One day Pythias spoke out against Dionysius, who quickly ordered hisexecution, to take place in one month. Pythias wanted to return to his elderlyparents to say goodbye and arrange for their care. Dionysius laughed, nottrusting that Pythias would return.Damon stood up and offered to take Pythias’ place until he returned. The ruleragreed only after stipulating that if Pythias did not come back, Damon would dieinstead. When the execution day arrived, Pythias had not returned, but Damonstill believed that his friend would be there if he could. Just in time, Pythias ranin, offering up his own life for his friend’s.Damon, Pythias,and the Test ofISBN: 978-0-8075-1445-0$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 8-1210.75 x 8.5 • 32 pgsFull Color • Hardcover • JacketFor more than twothousand years, thispowerful story of trustand loyalty has inspiredlisteners and readers.Teresa Bateman’svivid retelling and LayneJohnson’s stunningpaintings bring it to newlife for today’s audience.An author’s note appears atthe end of the story. Theauthor lives in WashingtonState; the illustrator livesin Texas.P I C T U R E B O O K S8 9www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -7675


P I C T U R E B O O K SSpring 2009Princess K.I.M. andthe Lie That GrewWritten and Illustrated byMaryann Cocca-LefflerKim wants the kids at her new school to like her,so she tells a teeny, tiny, bitty lie. She says hername is really “K.I.M.”—for “Katherine IsabellaMarguerite”—and that she comes from a royalfamily! Pretty soon all the students know thereis a princess in the school. Kim wears her goldentiara from dance class and a big fancy ring shewon at the arcade. Her little lie grows and grows.When a classmate invites her to a birthday party,Kim says she can’t go because her grandmotheris coming to visit. But she had told the kids hergrandmother was a queen. Now they all want tomeet the queen. Kim is in a real bind; her lie hasgrown too big and it’s about ready to explode!Princess K.I.M. andthe Lie That GrewISBN: 978-0-8075-4178-4$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 6-9 •10.75 x 8.5 • 32 pgsFull Color • Hardcover • JacketMaryann Cocca-Leffler’swise story and bright, funnypictures tell the truth aboutwhat happens when a lieunravels. She lives in NewHampshire.AppleCountdownAuthor Joan HolubIllustrated by Jan SmithField trip today—to the apple farm! Count 20name tags, 19 kids on the bus, 18 miles to thefarm. There are 14 cows and 13 ducks (10 whiteand 3 black), and 12 rows of apple trees. Countthe apples in your sack, count 3 pies to eat(divided into 20 pieces), and all too soon it’s2 o’clock, time to go! But wait—Lee has anumber 1 surprise.Joan Holub’s creative countdown, from 20 to1, includes grouping and simple addition. Hermulticultural students enjoy all that the applefarm has to offer, from counting the cows andducks to picking different varieties of apples.The endpapers of this cheerful book are filledwith apple facts.Apple CountdownISBN: 978-0-8075-0398-0$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 4-78 x 10 • 32 pgsFull Color • Hardcover • JacketJan Smith’s livelywatercolors are as fresh andhappy as crisp apples. JoanHolub lives in NorthCarolina; the illustratorlives in England. This isJan Smith’s first book forAlbert Whitman.NEW IN PAPERBACKNEWINThe Truth aboutTruman SchoolAuthor Dori Hillestad Butler“Frustrated with the censorship she encounterswriting for the school newspaper, Zebby collaborateswith a friend, Amr, to launch an underground,online newspaper that will expose the truth aboutTruman School. Zebby envisions a site wherestudents can discuss the new math curriculum, butthe newspaper quickly morphs into online gossipwhen someone posts a malicious photo of Lilly, apopular eighth-grader….Told in shifting first-personnarratives, the ramifications of cyber bullyingbecome clear as the story unfolds.”—Booklist“Told from multiple perspectives as a compilationof the points of view of all involved, this is anexercise in ethics and morality, particularly pertinentgiven the power of the Internet....this is a realisticportrayal of the negative influence of bullying,cliques, and peer pressure as they might affecttweens inside and outside the online world.”—Kirkus ReviewsThe Truth aboutTruman SchoolISBN 978-0-8075-8096-7$7.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 10-136 x 8 • 176 pgs • PaperbackAlso available in hardcover978-0-8075-8095-0 • $15.99Dori Hillestad Butler livesin Iowa.NEWINLove, Lizzy: Lettersto a Military MomAuthor Lisa Tucker McElroyIllustrated by Diane Paterson“In this reassuring offering, a young girl namedLizzie writes letters to her mom, who is servingin the military overseas. McElroy gets the child’sperspective just right....Throughout, Paterson’slively illustrations reflect Lizzie’s daily routine withher father and brother, while a series of maps thatLizzie draws to show her mother exactly what she’sbeen up to and where she goes each day effectivelyportray a child’s need to make sense of an uncertainworld. California senator Dianne Feinstein providesthe foreword; back matter includes tips for adultson how to help children cope with deploymentseparation.”—Kirkus Reviews“Most readers will appreciate the authentic feel ofLizzie’s letters as she asks all those inevitable ‘whys’about Mom’s separation from the family. A worthyaddition on a topic about which little has beenwritten.”—School Library JournalLove, Lizzy: Lettersto a Military MomISBN 978-0-8075-4778-6$6.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 6-108 x 10 • 32 pgs • Full Color • PaperbackAlso available in hardcover978-0-8075-4777-9 • $16.99Lisa Tucker McElroylives in Pennsylvania.Diane Paterson livesin Florida.10 11www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -7675N E W I N P A P E R B A C K


Spring 2009Autism and Me:Sibling StoriesISBN: 978-0-8075-0487-1$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 7-128 x 10 • 32 pgsFull Color • Hardcover • JacketOuisie Shapiro, wholives in New York, is atwo-time Emmy awardwinningtelevision writerand producer.Steven Vote is anaward-winning Australianphotographer who divideshis time between NewYork City and westernMassachusetts. This istheir first book for AlbertWhitman.C O N C E P T B O O K SJust because kidshave autism doesn’tmean they don’thave fun. Thebrothers and sistersin this book do lotsof things together.They play in thesnow, blow bubbles,and read stories.Autism and Me: Sibling StoriesAuthor Ouisie Shapiro“If you see a kid with autism on the street, don’t yell ather if she’s doing something wrong. She can’t help it.Autism is really challenging,” explains Christian, whotells about life with his sister, Mary Gwen, a beautifulgirl who loves to swim.In these moving essays, Christian and many other kidstell what it’s like to live with siblings who have autism.Sometimes they can’t talk much. Sometimes they have tantrums. It can betough for a family, but there are happy surprises, too.“Autism has helped us to become a better family,” adds Christian.“It teaches us patience and understanding.”Ouisie Shapiro’s inspiring book shows how children—and all of us—cangrow in wisdom, acceptance, and love. Steven Vote’s warm photos capturethe rich emotional life of these amazing families.READ MORE ABOUT AUTISMIan’s Walk:A Storyabout Autism“A subtle portraitof how [Ian’s]autism affectshis older sister,Julie.…Withoutshying away fromautism, the textand illustrationsunderplay it to create an ordinary, everydayscenario in which Julie’s reactions could bethose of any impatient older sibling.”—The Horn Book MagazinePICK OF THE LISTS, American BooksellersAssociation; Dolly Gray Children’s LiteratureAwardHC 978-0-8075-3480-9 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-3481-6 • $6.95Looking afterLouis“This upbeat lookat mainstreaming istold from the pointof view of a littlegirl who sits nextto an autistic boy.Louis, who repeatswords he hears andhas little interactionwith his peers, gets away with behavior thatthe other children cannot...the main focus ison the development of sensitivity in the otherstudents.”— School Library JournalHC 978-0-8075-4746-5 • $16.998.375 x 10.625 • 32 pgs • 2004Waiting forBenjamin:A StoryaboutAutismAlexander’slittle brother,Benjamin,doesn’t dothings the wayAlexanderthinks he should. When Benjamin’sfamily learns that he has autism, theyhire special teachers to teach him how tolisten, talk, and play. Alexander is glad—he wants Benjamin to grow up faster.HC 978-0-8075-7364-8 • $16.998 x 10 • 32 pgs • 2008128 x 10 • 32 pgs • 1998www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767513C O N C E P T B O O K S


Spring 2009C O N C E P T B O O K SThe Princess andthe Peanut AllergyISBN 978-0-8075-6623-7$16.99 • March 2009Ages: 6-9Hardcover • 8 x 10 • 32 pgsFull ColorTammie Lyon’s appealingart perfectly complementsWendy McClure’s timelystory. The author lives inIllinois; the illustrator livesin Ohio. Tammie Lyonalso illustrated Bugs in MyHair?! by Catherine Stier.The Princess andthe Peanut AllergyAuthor Wendy McClureIllustrated by Tammie LyonRegina and her mom are busy preparing for her birthday party. It’s goingto be a princess party with the perfect cake that looks like a castle andhas ice cream cone towers. Regina is inviting all the girls in her class,including her best friend, Paula.Paula is excited, too, until she finds out about the cake. It will have nuttyfudge brownies and peanut butter candies. Paula can’t eat that cake—shecan’t go anywhere near that cake—because she has a peanut allergy.Regina really wants hercake, and she and Paulafight about it. Thatafternoon they bothgo home mad. But thatnight, after Regina readsher favorite story, “ThePrincess and the Pea,” shethinks more about herfriend and the cake. Thenext morning she has agreat plan that will pleaseeveryone.Abby’s Asthmaand the Big RaceAuthor Theresa GoldingIllustrated by Margeaux LucasAbby has asthma, but that doesn’t stop her fromwanting to run in the big race. Although she ispretty fast, sometimes she may cough or wheezeand have an asthma attack. Jason, a boy in herclass, teases her about her asthma and suggestsshe enter the pie-eating contest instead.But Abby is determined not only to run in therace, but to win it as well. With her doctor’sapproval and recommendations, she exercisesevery day with her father, takes her medicine,and does her breathing exercises in anticipationof the big day. When that day arrives, Abby isready. Will she beat Jason to the finish line? Anote about exercising with asthma appears at theend of the book.Abby’s Asthmaand the Big RaceISBN: 978-0-8075-0465-9$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 6-98 x 10 • 32 pgsFull Color • HardcoverTheresa Golding’s inspiringstory and MargeauxLucas’s exuberant artworkprovide an upbeat approachfor kids with asthma. TheresaGolding lives in Pennsylvania.Margeaux Lucas lives in NewYork. This is their first bookfor Albert Whitman.Stay Awayfrom Rat Boy!Author Laurie LearsIllustrated by Red HansenTyler isn’t nice to the other kids at school. Hepushes Kayla and snatches José’s dessert. Hedoesn’t care about anyone…until he gets to knowthe class pet, a white rat named Snowball. ThenTyler tells everyone his new name is Rat Boy!Now all the kids are afraid of him.His teacher tries to talk to him about how hecan be a better friend. But Bully Rat Boy doesn’tneed any friend but Snowball. Then one daySnowball chews the string on his cage doorand escapes. The children can’t find Snowballanywhere. Rat Boy feels awful. He even hangsreward posters around the school. When thecook finds Snowball in the storage closet, shetells Rat Boy to grab a friend and catch the rat.But who will help Rat Boy? He has no friends.Stay Awayfrom Rat Boy!ISBN: 978-0-8075-6789-0$16.99 • March 2009Age Levels: 7-98 x 10 • 32 pgsFull Color • Hardcover • JacketLaurie Lears’s savvystory reminds us howanimal friends and peoplefriends can change ourlives. Cartoon illustrationsby Red Hansen addcool fun. The authorlives in Pennsylvania; theillustrator lives in Florida.14 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767515C O N C E P T B O O K S


Spring 2009B O X C A R C H I L D R E NStories that never growold...#1 The Boxcar ChildrenThe Aldens begin their adventure bymaking a home in a boxcar. Their goalis to stay together, and in the processthey find a grandfather. (Sp 3.0)HC: 978-0-8075-0851-0 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-0852-7 • $4.99#2 Surprise IslandSummer vacation on an almost privateisland gives the Aldens a challenge.(Sp 2.6)HC: 978-0-8075-7673-1 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-7674-8 • $4.99#3 The YellowHouse MysteryThe spooky old house on SurpriseIsland intrigues Benny. (Sp 2.9)HC: 978-0-8075-9365-3 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-9366-0 • $4.99#4 Mystery RanchEccentric Aunt Jane needs help onher ranch. The Aldens overturn a plotagainst her. (Sp 2.9)HC: 978-0-8075-5390-9 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5391-6 • $4.99#5 Mike’s MysteryBenny and his friend Mike are introuble when they are curious about auranium mine. (Sp 2.7)HC: 978-0-8075-5140-0 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5141-7 • $4.99#6 Blue Bay MysteryThe Aldens find a castaway on a SouthSea island. How did he get there andwho is he? (Sp. 2.4)HC: 978-0-8075-0793-3 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-0794-0 • $4.99#7 The Woodshed MysteryA double puzzle involves an old friendof Aunt Jane’s, romance, and a chase.(Sp. 2.4)HC: 978-0-8075-9206-9 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-9207-6 • $4.99#8 The Lighthouse MysteryRenting a lighthouse is unusual, as isone boy’s peculiar behavior. (Sp 2.6)HC: 978-0-8075-4545-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-4546-1 • $4.99#9 Mountain Top MysteryThe Aldens survive a landslide and finda Native American secret. (Sp 3.7)HC: 978-0-8075-5292-6 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5293-3 • $4.99#10 Schoolhouse MysteryBenny’s curiosity, while stayingin a fishing village, leads to capturinga swindler. (Sp 2.7)HC: 978-0-8075-7262-7 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-7263-4 • $4.50#11 Caboose MysteryA trip in a caboose at the end of afreight train leads to an old clownand a search. (Sp 2.7)HC: 978-0-8075-1008-7 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-1009-4 • $4.99#12 Houseboat MysteryFloating down a lazy river, Bennyfinds a blackmail scheme in progress.(Sp 3.2)HC: 978-0-8075-3412-0 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-3413-7 • $4.50#13 Snowbound MysteryA freak snowstorm isolates the Aldensin a mountain cabin where theydiscover a coded message. (Sp 2.4)HC: 978-0-8075-7517-8 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-7516-1 • $4.50#14 Tree House MysteryFrom a high perch Benny discovers aclue to a hidden room with contentsthat surprise everyone. (Sp 2.9)HC: 978-0-8075-8086-8 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-8087-5 • $4.50#15 Bicycle MysteryMany complications follow whena dog attaches himself to the Aldens ona bicycle trip. (Sp 3.3)HC: 978-0-8075-0708-7 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-0709-4 • $4.50#16 Mystery in the SandThe Aldens unravel the secret of twosecluded women near the seaside.(Sp 2.8)HC: 978-0-8075-5373-2 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5372-5 • $4.50#17 Mystery Behind the WallThe Aldens find a mystery when avisitor comes. Who put the coins in ahiding place behind the wall? (Sp 2.8)HC: 978-0-8075-5364-0 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5367-1 • $4.50#18 The Bus Station MysteryA puzzle in relationships concernstwo boys ejected from the bus station.(Sp 2.9)HC: 978-0-8075-0975-3 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-0976-0 • $4.50#19 Benny Uncoversa MysteryBenny figures out some puzzlingevents in a department store. (Sp 3.4)HC: 978-0-8075-0644-8 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-0645-5 • $4.50#20 The HauntedCabin MysteryThe Aldens visit Cap Lambertnear Hannibal, Missouri.HC: 978-0-8075-3179-2 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-3178-5 • $4.99#21 The DesertedLibrary MysteryThe children clean up an old library soit can receive landmark status.PB: 978-0-8075-1560-0 • $4.99#22 The AnimalShelter MysteryWhen a calico cat appears atGrandfather’s, the children look for thefounder of the town’s animal shelter.PB: 978-0-8075-0367-6 • $4.50#23 The Old Motel MysteryThe Boxcar Children offer to helpAunt Jane’s friend, Kay, fix up herrun-down motel.PB: 978-0-8075-5966-6 • $4.50#24 The Mysteryof the Hidden PaintingThe Aldens search for theirgrandmother’s sapphire necklace.HC: 978-0-8075-5383-1 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5379-4 • $4.50#25 The AmusementPark MysteryThe Aldens’ investigation involvesantique wooden horses on a merry-goroundnear Cousin Joe’s.PB: 978-0-8075-0319-5 • $4.50#26 The Mysteryof the Mixed-up ZooThe Boxcar Children try to find outwho’s responsible for the trouble atEdward Marlow’s zoo.PB: 978-0-8075-5385-5 • $4.99#27 The Camp-Out MysteryA camp-out trip is almost spoiled byloud music and the disap-pearance of alantern—and Grandfather!HC: 978-0-8075-1053-7 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-1052-0 • $4.50#28 The Mystery GirlThe Aldens see Nancy steal a T-shirt.PB: 978-0-8075-5371-8 • $4.50#29 The Mystery CruiseSomeone is trying to keep Max Greenefrom inheriting his great aunt’s estate.HC: 978-0-8075-5362-6 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5368-8 • $4.50#30 The DisappearingFriend MysteryThe Boxcar Children and their newfriend Beth decide to form a servicecalled The Boxcar Helpers.PB: 978-0-8075-1628-7 • $4.50#31 The Mystery ofthe Singing GhostJoe and Alice’s new Greenfieldhome seems to be haunted bya singing ghost.PB: 978-0-8075-5398-5 • $4.50#32 The Mysteryin the SnowThe Aldens spend winter vacationat Snow Haven Lodge.HC: 978-0-8075-5392-3 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5393-0 • $4.50#33 The Pizza MysteryWho is trying very hard to putPiccolo’s Pizzeria out of business?HC: 978-0-8075-6534-6 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-6535-3 • $4.99#34 The Mystery HorseSomeone tries to steal a horsefrom the Morgans’ farm.HC: 978-0-8075-5338-1 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5339-8 • $4.50#35 The Mysteryat the Dog ShowDuring Greenfield’s first dogshow, Sunny is stolen.PB: 978-0-8075-5394-7 • $4.50#36 The Castle MysteryThe Aldens get to help restorean old castle.HC: 978-0-8075-1078-0 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-1079-7 • $4.50#37 The Mysteryof the Lost VillageSomeone steals artifacts froma Navajo reservation.HC: 978-0-8075-5400-5 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5401-2 • $4.99#38 The Mysteryof the Purple PoolThe children investigate strangethings in their New York City hotel.HC: 978-0-8075-5407-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5408-1 • $4.50#39 The Ghost Ship MysteryWhile in an old New England town,the Aldens learn of a ship which waslost at sea years ago.PB: 978-0-8075-2855-6 • $4.50#40 The Canoe Trip MysteryThe Boxcar Children decide to go ona canoe trip with Aunt Jane.PB: 978-0-8075-1059-9 • $4.50#41 The Mysteryof the Hidden BeachThe Aldens and their new cousin,Soo Lee, spend a week in KeyWest, Florida.PB: 978-0-8075-5404-3 • $4.99#42 The Mysteryof the Missing CatThe children look for Spotzie the cat.HC: 978-0-8075-5405-0 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5406-7 • $4.50#43 The Mystery on StageSomeone tries to stop a performanceof The Wizard of Oz.PB: 978-0-8075-5418-0 • $4.50#44 The Dinosaur MysteryThe Aldens and cousinSoo Lee investigate at anatural history museum.HC: 978-0-8075-1603-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-1604-1 • $4.99#45 The Mysteryof the Stolen MusicSomeone steals an originalpiece of music by Mozart.PB: 978-0-8075-5416-6 • $4.50#46 The ChocolateSundae MysteryThe children help Mr. Brownwith his ice cream shop.PB: 978-0-8075-1145-9 • $4.99#47 The Mysteryof the Hot Air BalloonA hot air balloon lands in theAldens’s yard!HC: 978-0-8075-5419-7 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5420-3 • $4.50#48 The Mystery BookstoreThe Boxcar Children help OliviaChase, the mystery writer, open a newbookstore.HC: 978-0-8075-5421-0 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5422-7 • $4.50#49 The Mysteryof the Stolen BoxcarSomeone has stolen the Aldens’boxcar! Can they get it back?HC: 978-0-8075-5423-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5424-1 • $4.50#50 The Mystery in the CaveThe Aldens explore Dragon’sMouth Cavern.HC: 978-0-8075-5411-1 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5412-8 • $4.50#51 The Mysteryon the TrainThe Aldens and Aunt Jane areheaded to San Francisco—by train!HC: 978-0-8075-5425-8 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5426-5 • $4.50#52 The Mysteryof the Lost MineThe Aldens travel in an RV to theArizona desert and learn the legend ofthe Lost Dutchman’s Mine.HC: 978-0-8075-5427-2 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5428-9 • $4.50#53 The Guide Dog MysteryThe Boxcar Children spend a week atthe Greenfield Guide Dog school.PB: 978-0-8075-3081-8 • $4.50#54 The Hurricane MysteryIn Charleston, the children look forPirate treasure and face a hurricane!PB: 978-0-8075-3437-3 • $4.50#55 The Mysteryof the Secret MessageA photograph of the statue of aRevolutionary War hero containsa secret message.HC: 978-0-8075-5429-6 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5430-2 • $4.50#56 The Firehouse MysteryThe Boxcar Children work to saveGreenfield’s historic firehouse.PB: 978-0-8075-2448-0 • $4.50#57 The Mysteryin San FranciscoSomeone wants Aunt Jane’s friend,Charlie, out of the fishing business.PB: 978-0-8075-5434-0 • $4.99#58 The Mysteryat the AlamoThe Aldens get to be in adocumentary about the Alamo—if the film gets made.HC: 978-0-8075-5436-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5437-1 • $4.50#59 The OuterSpace MysteryAt an astronomy conference, theAldens meet Mark who has made animportant discovery. Then someonesteals Mark’s papers.PB: 978-0-8075-6287-1 • $4.50#60 The Soccer MysterySomeone is causing trouble forthe Alden’s soccer league.HC: 978-0-8075-7528-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-7527-7 • $4.50#61 The GrowlingBear MysteryThe Aldens search for an old cabinthat holds some hidden gold and runinto trouble along the way.PB: 978-0-8075-3071-9 • $4.99#62 The Mysteryof the Lake MonsterThe children try to find the monsterthat lives in the mountain lake.HC: 978-0-8075-5441-8 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5442-5 • $4.50#63 The Mysteryat Peacock HallCousin Althea may lose herhouse in an auction.PB: 978-0-8075-5445-6 • $4.50#64 The Black Pearl MysteryIn Hawaii, the Aldens and cousinSoo Lee notice people are silentwhen the black pearl story is told.HC: 978-0-8075-0783-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-0784-1 • $4.50#65 The Cereal Box MysterySomeone has stolen jewelry from anantique store, and now Benny’s cerealbox is missing!HC: 978-0-8075-1114-5 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-1115-2 • $4.50#66 The Panther MysteryWhen a ranger in Everglades NationalPark goes missing, the children learnof his interest in the Florida panther.HC: 978-0-8075-6327-4 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-6328-1 • $4.50#67 The Mysteryof the Stolen SwordBenny is determined to find the ghostthat haunts Seymour Curtis’ appleorchard, but a more earthly crimebecomes important.HC: 978-0-8075-7622-9 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-7623-6 • $4.50#68 The Basketball MysteryTipper and Buzz Nettleton, coach acommunity team that the childrenjoin. When someone steals Tipper’sMVP trophy, the Aldens investigate.PB: 978-0-8075-0576-2 • $4.50#69 The Movie Star MysteryA reporter finds Tate, a young moviestar hiding out in Greenfield. Wholeaked Tate’s whereabouts?HC: 978-0-8075-5303-9 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5304-6 • $4.50#70 The Mysteryof the Pirate’s MapAt a seaside resort, the BoxcarChildren find a piece of mapthat leads to a pirate’s treasure.HC: 978-0-8075-5453-1 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5454-8 • $4.50#71 The GhostTown MysteryGrandfather’s new land in theRockies comes complete with anabandoned town, an old silver mine,and a ghost!HC: 978-0-8075-2858-7 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-2859-4 • $4.50#72 The Mystery in the MallThe children run into trouble whenthey work at Hope Harbor Mall.HC: 978-0-8075-5456-2 • $14.99PB: 978-0-8075-5457-9 • $4.50#73 The GymnasticsMysterySomeone doesn’t want, Katya, ayoung Russian gymnast staying withthe Aldens, to win!PB: 978-0-8075-3101-3 • $4.50#74 The PoisonFrog MysterySomeone steals zoo animals sothe children set a trap using thedangerous poison-arrow frog.PB: 978-0-8075-6587-2 • $4.5016 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767517B O X C A R B A C K L I S T


Spring 2009A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TAnnotated BacklistAlphabetically by AuthorALABC Concept BookThese are books that are written to helpchildren better understand and feel betterabout life issues they may be facing.Key to ReviewRecommendationsBooklist, American LibraryAssociation (or other ALA publications)Best Books for Children,R.R. BowkerBCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books,University of IllinoisCBRCICECSEHIKLPWChildren’s Book Review ServiceCouncil on Interracial Books for ChildrenAssociation for ChildhoodEducation InternationalChildren’s Books of the Year, Child StudyCommittee, Bank Street CollegeElementary School Library Collection,BrodartHorn BookInstructorKirkus ReviewsLearningPublishers WeeklySCBF Science Books & Films, AmericanAssociation for the Advancement of ScienceSLJTEWWCYCSchool Library JournalLanguage Arts, National Councilof Teachers of EnglishWilson Library JournalChildren’s Catalog, H.W. WilsonYoung Children, National Associationfor the Education of Young ChildrenABC for You and MeMeg GirnisFull color photos by Shirley Leamon Green. “Foreach letter, a child with Down syndrome is featured ina color photograph.…While the book is appropriatefor any preschool classroom, teachers of special needsor integrated classrooms, or parents of children withDown syndrome, may particularly welcome this title.”— The Horn Book Magazine — Oppenheim Toy Portfolio— Gold Seal Award 2000978-0-8075-0101-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Preschool–Grade 2Abe Lincoln Loved AnimalsEllen JacksonFull color by Doris Ettlinger. “Thereis a wealth of anecdotal and scholarlyevidence that Abraham Lincolnabhorred cruelty to animals in a timewhen that was not a popular sentiment.…The result is an accessible,documented introduction to a seminalfigure in American history from aperspective that will appeal to youngreaders. Well done.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-0123-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Grades 2-4Adoption Is for AlwaysLinda Walvoord GirardFull color by Judith Friedman.“Celia (who appears to be five orsix years old) has always knownthat she was adopted, but she isjust beginning to understand thesignificance of the word. …Thiswell-written book succeeds as a storyas well as biblio-therapy. Informationabout adoption is skillfully integratedinto the text.” STARRED,— SchoolLibrary Journal (ALA)PB 978-0-8075-0187-0 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1986 • L.C.86-15843 • Grades 1–5After Charlotte’s Mom DiedCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Judith Friedman.“The characters’ reactions ring trueand the descriptions of play therapytechniques will reassure parentsand children dealing with a similarsituation”—Booklist978-0-8075-0196-2 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 9 • 1996 • L.C.95-38320 • Grades K–4Alexandra Hopewell,Labor CoachDori Hillestad Butler“Alexandra Hopewell is called ‘AlexHopeless’ by her classmates; as if lifeweren’t complicated enough, she hasannounced that she is going to be herpregnant mom’s labor coach. ...Butlersuccessfully juggles the many elementsof her novel, including a protagonistwith special needs; a teacher whois impatient with a pupil’s atypicallearning style; and the specifics ofgiving birth.”— Booklist978-0-8075-0242-6 • $15.99 • 136 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2005 • Grades 3-6Alfie the ApostropheMoira Rose DonohueFull color by JoAnn Adinolfi.“Donohue confines the contendingpunctuation to common uses only, buttucks in some wordplay (Hiram the shyhyphen was ‘probably wishing he coulddash away’)...Donohue earns highmarks for this lively debut...”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-0255-6 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2006 • Grades 1-4All Alone After SchoolMuriel StanekIllus. by Ruth Rosner. “The tone ispositive, the information useful, themessage and the fictional vehicle nicelycombined.” RECOMMEND,— The Bulletin978-0-8075-0278-5 • $15.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1985 • Grades 1-4All Families Are SpecialNorma SimonFull color by Teresa Flavin. “When ateacher asks her students to tell abouttheir families, each child speaks of adifferent configuration. There are big,small, and extended families. Childrenlive with a mom and dad, grandparents,two same-gender parents, orstepparents...The tone throughout isupbeat and positive.”— School Library Journal— A Parent’s Guide Children’s Media— Award Winner978-0-8075-2175-5 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2003 • Grades K-3All Kinds of ChildrenNorma SimonFull color by Diane Paterson. “Booksthat can be used for discussionwouldn’t seem to be much of a priorityfor the preschool set. But this book,besides brimming with child appeal,may serve to get young childrentalking about how children are boththe same and different the worldover. …Depicted at work, at play, andwith family and friends, the childrenexemplify both their uniqueness andtheir universality.”— Booklist— Notable Trade Book in the Field— of Social Studies978-0-8075-0281-5 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 1999 • Preschool–Grade 2All Kinds of FamiliesNorma SimonIllus. by Joe Lasker. “This picturebook essay on family love andcontinuity has strong values, severalof which are contributed by theillustrations.”— The Bulletin978-0-8075-0282-2 • $16.99 • 40 pgs8 x 9 • 1976 • L.C.75-42283 • Grades K–2The Alphabet War: AStory about DyslexiaDiane Burton RobbFull color by Gail Piazza. “Adamstarts school, and although he lovesstories, he can’t seem to get the wordsto make sense. ...the subject matter ishandled with respect for his feelingsat every stage of the process, and doesnot oversimplify or sugarcoat thedifficulties of dyslexia.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0302-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Grades 2-5Amazing ApplesConsie PowellFull color by author. “This collectionof 17 acrostic poems celebrates‘Absolutely the/Perfect fruit to/Putin your/Lunchbox and/Eat later.’Readers are taken through the seasons,beginning with spring, by followinga family and its orchard. ... A welcomeaddition for fall units.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0399-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades K-4An Apple for Harriet TubmanGlennette Tilley TurnerFull color by Susan Keeter. “Thisbook is an excellent introduction to acomplex topic, providing children witha way to make a personal connectionwith a girl whose life was very differentfrom their own. It gives parents andteachers a starting point for discussionsabout slavery, race, freedom, andheroism.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0395-9 • $16.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Grades 2-4Apples Here!Will HubbellFull color by author. “The coverillustration of an apple-cheeked littlegirl looking up at apples ripe forpicking invites children into this quiet,informative book about a favoritefruit.”— Booklist978-0-8075-0397-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 3April FoolishnessTeresa BatemanFull color by Nadine BernardWestcott. “Zany and inventive, theartwork amplifies the story’s humor.A great story hour choice for AprilFool’s Day or just about any otherday.”—STARRED, Booklist— Booklist Editors’ Choice 2004— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio PlatinumAward 2005HC 978-0-8075-0404-8 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-0405-5 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2004 • Grades K-2Armadilly ChiliHelen KettemanFull color by Will Terry. “Little RedHen goes to Texas. A Blue Northerputs Miss Billie Armadilly in themood for some chili, but when sheasks Tex the tarantula, Mackie thebluebird, and Taffy the horned toadto help gather the requisite beetles,jalapeños, and prickly pear, they makeexcuses. ...here’s a tale guaranteed towarm the bones on a cold night.”—Kirkus Reviews — 2005 Texas LibraryAssociation 2 x 2 Reading List —Storytelling World Award, 2005 Winner,Stories for Young ListenersHC 978-0-8075-0457-4 • $16.95 • 32 pgsPB 978-0-8075-0458-1 • $7.9510.75 x 8.5 • 2004 • Grades K-3At Daddy’s on SaturdaysLinda Walvoord GirardFull color by Judith Friedman. “Youngchildren will find reassurance in thisrealistic but warm story of a divorcetold from a young girl’s point ofview.”—School Library Journal“A skillful, sensitive slice-of-life insightdistinguishes this biblio-therapeuticapproach to divorce.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-0473-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1987 • L.C.87-2126 • Grades K–3Atomic Ace andthe Robot RampageJeff WeigelFull color by author. “...the bold,graphic layout with intricate detailswill attract readers.”— School Library JournalHC 978-0-8075-0484-0 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-0485-7 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8.5 x 11 • 2006 • Grades 2-5Atomic Ace(He’s Just My Dad)Jeff WeigelFull color by author. “This story of asuperhero is told through his adoringson’s tolerant eyes. …Weigel’s bright,expressive artwork harkens back tothe ‘60s and is quite appealing, bothin the bona fide comic-book framesdepicting the Atomic Ace’s workdayexploits and in the spreads that tellthe ‘real’ story.”— STARRED, SchoolLibrary Journal — Children’s Choices for2005, CBC/IRA — 2004 Parents’ ChoiceRecommended AwardPB 978-0-8075-3217-1 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8.5 x 11 • 2004 • Grades 1–4A Baby Born in BethlehemMartha Whitmore HickmanFull color by Giuliano Ferri. “Faithfulto Matthew and Luke but resourcefulin its storytelling, this Nativity story isa quiet gem among the myriad Gospeladaptations available.” —STARRED,Publishers WeeklyHC 978-0-8075-5522-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgsPB 978-0-8075-5523-1 • $6.958 x 10 • 1999 • Grades K-4A Baby’s Comingto Your House!Shelley Moore ThomasFull color photos by Eric Futran. “Inthis smart, sassy preview of life withbaby for the preschool set, Thomas(Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace,etc.) serves up her home truths aboutnew babies with a liberal dash of wryhumor....Worldly-wise preschoolerswill appreciate this honest appraisal ofwhat is to come.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-0502-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Preschool-Grade 1The Barking MouseAntonio SacreFull color by Alfredo Aguirre. “TwoSpanish-speaking mouse siblingsprovoke a cat, who chases them backto their picnic site, where Papá, whohas earlier bragged about his muscles,turns coward. Peppered with Spanishwords and phrases, this tale shunspredictability to the end...”— The Horn Book Guide— 2004 Notable Books for a GlobalSociety, Special Interest Group IRA978-0-8075-0571-7• $16.9932 pgs • 8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades K-3Bat’s Big GameMargaret Read MacDonaldFull color by Eugenia Nobati. “Whenthe Animals and the Birds square offfor a soccer match, Bat decides thathe wants to be on the winning side.But which one is that?...Stylized buteasily identifiable, the rubber-limbedanimals in Nobati’s digitally generatedillustrations sport team jerseys anddash energetically about a rustic pitch,showing a visual energy that reflectsthe author’s characteristically quickcadencedtelling.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-0587-8 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Grades K-3The Bear HugSean CallahanFull color by Laura J. Bryant.“Libraries in need of a stead supply ofcute-and-cuddly need look no further.A good gift for the Grandpa Bear inyour life.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-0596-0 • $16.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Preschool-Grade 1Becky the Brave:A Story about EpilepsyLaurie LearsFull color by Gail Piazza. WhenBecky has a seizure in her newclassroom, her sister, Sarah, must findthe strength to be brave for her sister.“The text reads easily with just enoughinformation about epilepsy to helpreaders understand Becky’s feelings.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0601-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Grades 1-420 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767521A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T


Spring 2009A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TBelva LockwoodWins Her CaseDrollene BrownIllus. by James Watling. “A livelyand engrossing biography of thefirst woman to run for the U.S.Presidency—in 1884.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0630-1 • $14.99 • 48 pgs7 x 9 • 1987 • L.C.87-2114 • Grades 3–7Ben, King of the RiverDavid GifaldiFull color by Layne Johnson. “Theolder brother of a developmentallydisabled boy narrates this heartfeltstory describing the family’s firstcamping trip....Kids with a disabledrelative or friend will strongly relateto this, but the story can also be usedto increase awareness and sensitivityamong a wider audience.”— Booklist978-0-8075-0635-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Grades K-4Best Friend on WheelsDebra ShirleyFull color by Judy Stead. “Shirleycelebrates friendship and helps dispelmany misconceptions about life in awheelchair. Best friends like many ofthe same things and these two girls areno different....As their friendship growsshe learns that, though the wheelchairclearly changes her friend’s life, herpersonality still shines through. Theycan still stay up late at sleepoversand even dance: ‘She spins on herwheels and twirls every which way.’She learns that it’s mostly others whofeel uncomfortable and have difficultyseeing past the wheelchair to theperson. Stead’s energetic illustrationsadd to the atmosphere of exuberancewith bright yellows and pinks and thepure delight shining from the girl’sfaces.” — Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-8868-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades K-3The Best of Both NestsJane ClarkeFull color by Anne Kennedy. “Thedrawings are bright and simple, thetext is easy enough for beginningreaders, and children will be happyto see the upset young stork’s gradualacceptance of his new situation.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0668-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 1The Best Single Mom in theWorld: How I Was AdoptedMary ZiskFull color by author. “A parentand child share in the telling of themother’s work with an agency to find‘a child to adopt, to love, and take careof forever.’ … The book is best forsharing one-on-one or for use withsmall groups in a themed lesson.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0666-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Preschool-Grade 3Billy and theBig New SchoolLaurence AnholtFull color by Catherine Anholt.“Fearful of starting at a new school,Billy imagines everything that could gowrong... the appeal is in the elementalsituations from the child’s viewpointand in the tiny narrative details andexamples in the small, soft-toned inkand-watercolorpictures.”— Booklist— 1999 Smithsonian Notable BookPB 978-0-8075-0744-5 • $7.95 • 32 pgs10.375 x 9.375 • 1999 • Preschool–Grade 1Birthday ZooDeborah Lee RoseFull color by Lynn Munsinger. “Acheerful, rhymed birthday celebrationfor a young boy staged by the animalsof a zoo. ... Each of the animals comeswith the full Munsinger treatment ofwispy lines, emotive faces, and plentyof goofy action.”— Kirkus ReviewsHC 978-0-8075-0776-6 • $16.99 • 24 pgsPB 978-0-8075-0777-3 • $6.958.5 x 11 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 1Black Like Kyra,White Like MeJudith VignaFull color by author. “…Vignadevelops an explosive social situation:a neighborhood’s racist response tothe young narrator’s best friend, KyraKirk, who is black and who moves innext door with her family. …Just asnatural and hopeful would bethe inclusion of this book in primarygradediscussion groups: tomorrow’sneighborhood starts in the classroom.”RECOMMEND, — The BulletinPB 978-0-8075-0779-7 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1992 • Grades 2–4Black, White, Just Right!Marguerite W. DavolFull color by Irene Trivas. “... thiswork is narrated by the daughter ofan interracial marriage. …By movingbeyond physical differences, Davolsuccessfully shows how families arecomposed of distinct individuals whoselove is the key to securing a child’ssense of self.”— Publishers Weekly978-0-8075-0785-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1993 • L.C.93-19932 • Grades 1–3The BorrowedHanukkah LatkesLinda GlaserFull color by Nancy Cote. “Racheland her mother are busy preparing fortheir Hanukkah celebration. Wheneight more people are suddenly addedto the guest list and there are nomore potatoes in the cellar, Rachelgoes next door to borrow somefrom Mrs. Greenberg. …A lovelymessage, wrapped in a light-heartedstory.”— School Library Journal — 1997Smithsonian Magazine Book for ChildrenPB 978-0-8075-0842-8 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1997 • L.C.96-54022 • Grades 1–4MORE TITLES ON...Boy, You’re Amazing!Virginia KrollFull color by Sachiko Yoshikawa.“Boys can ride bikes and play cards:they can stay calm when baby isscared of a storm. They can inventthings, be gracious losers, and becomegreat friends. …The rhyming texthere is just as sure, silly, and serious.What’s best is that the heraldedfeats are mostly ordinary, everydayaccomplishments that everyone canidentify with.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0868-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Preschool-Grade 2Brave, Brave MouseMichaela MorganFull color by Michelle Cartlidge.“Little Mouse is scared of everything:baby-sitters, dark bedrooms, swimmingpools. He is equally spooked by loudnoises and silence. His initial tendencyis to give in to his fears, but, afterbucking himself up with little rhymesthat say he’s a ‘brave, brave mouse,’he’s able to take steps to assert himself....Encouraging children while givingthem permission not to be cajoled intoexceeding their personal comfort zoneis a powerful message.”— Booklist978-0-8075-0869-5 • $16.99 • 32 pgs9.375 x 9.375 • 2004 • Preschool - Grade 2Bravery SoupMaryann Cocca-LefflerFull color by author. “A timidraccoon is afraid of almost everything,including his own shadow. … Childrenwill enjoy seeing how self-sufficientand confident Carlin becomes becauseof his own expedition.”— School Library Journal— 2004 Maryland Children’s Book— Award Master ListPB 978-0-8075-0871-8 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 2HanukkahThe Christmas Menorahs: How a Town FoughtHateMrs. Greenberg’s Messy HanukkahThis Is the DreidelBrianna Breathes Easy:A Story about AsthmaVirginia KrollFull color by Jayoung Cho. WhenBrianna has a bad coughing attackduring rehearsal for a school play, theparamedics take her to the hospitalwhere she learns that she has asthma.“Newcomers to the condition willfeel less alone as they learn, alongwith Brianna and her family, how toavoid scary episodes of wheezing andcoughing.” — Booklist978-0-8075-0880-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Grades K-3Bugs in My Hair?!Catherine StierFull color by Tammie Lyon. “WHATDO YOU MEAN I HAVE BUGSIN MY HAIR?!” blurts Ellie whenher mother and the school nurse giveher the bad news: Ellie has head lice.“These things happen,” says Ellie’smother. At home, Ellie and her mothertalk to the doctor and read the papersfrom the school nurse. Then theyshampoo, comb, and do laundry.Ellie even writes a note for kids whoget head lice—“These things happen,”it says.978-0-8075-0908-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 1-4The Bully Blockers ClubTeresa BatemanFull color by Jackie Urbanovic. “Onthe first day of school, Lotty Raccoonencounters Grant Grizzly, the classbully, who taunts and teases her atevery turn. ...Although this story ispurposeful, it is told with humor anddrama.”— School Library Journal— Notable Social Studies Trade Books— for Young People 2005, CBC/NCSS— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Sea— Award 2005PB 978-0-8075-0919-7 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Grades 1-4A Bus of Our OwnFreddi Williams EvansFull color by Shawn Costello. “Thisstory, based on true events, tells howMable Jean’s simple question inspireda community of African Americans inpost-World War II Mississippi to beatthe odds. … This satisfyingly differenttitle is worthy of acquisition and begsto be read aloud and discussed.”— School Library Journal— Notable Social Studies Trade Bookfor Young People for 2002-CBC/NCSS—2004 Mississippi Library Association’sChildren’s AwardPB 978-0-8075-0971-5 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Grades 1-5A Button in Her EarAda B. LitchfieldFull color by Eleanor Mill. “Thetext has just enough informationfor primary readers and can be aseducational both as to facts andattitudes for the child with normalhearing as it may be solacing to thechild with impaired hearing.”— The Bulletin (E)978-0-8075-0987-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1976 • L.C.75-28390 • Grades 2–4Callie Cat, Ice SkaterEileen SpinelliFull color by Anne Kennedy. “Callielives for winter and skating. Whilefriends beg her to play games or makenecklaces, she prefers to skate duringthe day, by moonlight and whenevershe can. But then her friends learnabout the Honeybrook Ice SkatingContest....Watercolor and pen showthe spins, the details and expressionsof all types of animals. Hues are asbright, fresh and cool as a frozen pondin winter. Callie’s friends cheer and herparents are proud of her, but Calliediscovers what the “melting sweetness”of skating and skating alone brings toher. The text makes her understandingof the experience a page turner to thevery end. A rare gem of a lesson intoday’s competitive, award-seekingsociety.” — Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-1042-1 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Grades 1–4The Can-Do ThanksgivingMarion Hess PomerancFull color by Nancy Cote. “Pomeranctakes a familiar seasonal tradition—aschool food drive—and makes it alively, appealing story. …A good choicefor Thanksgiving—and for the rest ofthe year as well.”— Booklist, — PICKOF THE LISTS, American BooksellersAssociation978-0-8075-1054-4 • $116.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1998 • L.C.98-11264 • Grades K–4Can You Count to a Googol?Robert E. WellsFull color by author. “This countingbook begins with 1 and moves up:10, 100, 10,000, 100,000, and so on,building to the concept of a googol,the number represented by 1 followedby 100 zeroes.…Good supplementarymaterial for the math curriculum.” —Booklist— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal— Award 2000HC 978-0-8075-1060-5 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-1061-2• $6.95 • 32 pgs10.5 x 7 • 2000 • Grades 1-5The Cat Who Came for TacosDiana Star HelmerFull color by Viví Escrivá. “A waywardcat appears on the doorstep of a kindlycouple’s home one evening. Theyinvite him in and, in the tradition ofmagical realism, he can speak andunderstand their language, which isa combination of both English andSpanish.” — School Library Journal978-0-8075-5106-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades 1-3Celebrate!It’s Cinco de Mayo!Janice LevyFull color by Loretta Lopez. “Thetext is in both English and Spanishthroughout, and Lopez’s illustrationsare bright, lovely and full of details...Perfectly targeted at young listenersand readers who may have beencelebrating Mexico’s favorite nationalholiday without knowing why.”—Kirkus ReviewsHC 978-0-8075-1176-3 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-1177-0 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Preschool–Grade 2ChristmasMiriam NerloveFull color by author. “Sprightlywatercolors outlined in ink are full ofseasonal cheer. A pleasant introductionto the holidays for individuals andgroups.”— Booklist (Kirkus, SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-1147-3 • $4.95 • 24 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1990 • Preschool–Grade 1Christmas at theTop of the WorldTim CoffeyFull color by author. “Lookingthrough the eyes of a reindeer family,readers get a fanciful insider’s viewof business at the North Pole. Gessotexturing in Coffey’s agreeablyanthropomorphizing acrylic paintingsgives a striking dimension to theanimals’ soft fur, depth to the starrycobalt sky, and funky, frosty swirls tothe snow.”— Publishers WeeklyHC 978-0-8075-5762-4 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-5763-1 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2003 • Preschool-Grade 1Christmas for a KittenRobin PulverFull color by Layne Johnson. “Anorange kitten, tossed in a sack to theside of the road, hides in the trunk ofa car as its occupants load a freshlycut Christmas tree on Christmas Eve....the oil paintings of the mischievouskitten will please any cat lover.”—Kirkus Reviews— Book Sense Children’s 76 Winter2003-2004 listHC 978-0-8075-1151-0 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-1154-1 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2003 • Grades K-3The Christmas Menorahs:How a Town Fought HateJanice CohnFull color by Bill Farnsworth. “Atrue story set in Billings, Montana,of a Jewish family’s house that wasvandalized during Hanukkah becauseof a Menorah in their window.…Amust-have book for all ages—child andadult.” PICK OF THE LISTS,— American BooksellerPB 978-0-8075-1153-4 • $6.9540 pgs • 8 x 10 • 1995 • Grades 2–6A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T22 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767523


Spring 2009A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TCinderdog andthe Wicked StepcatJoan HolubFull color by author. “Feeling unlovedwhen his cowboy master marries andacquires a new cat, Cinderdog decidesto run away. ...Written in a cowboytwang with amusing touches andillustrated with lively watercolors.”— The Horn Book Guide978-0-8075-1178-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • L.C. 00-010206Preschool–Grade 3Colder Than IceDavid Patneaude“Josh, an overweight sixth grader,isn’t happy about starting a newschool in northern Idaho threemonths into the school year. ...This fast-moving story is simple,straightforward, and effective, and hascharacters who are true to life. Anyonewho has ever been new to a school,dealt with bullies, or just not knownwhom to trust will relate to Josh andhis dilemmas.”— BooklistHC 978-0-8075-8135-3 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-8136-0 • $6.95 • 168 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2003 • Grades 4-7Come with Me on HalloweenLinda Hoffman KimballFull color by Mike Reed. “Althoughthis story’s narrator wears white feathersand a red beak, his father is the realchicken....Kimball’s serviceable rhymesflip the parental power dynamic, whileReed creates well-lit scenes of spookeryin glowing sunset hues.”— Publishers Weekly978-0-8075-3132-7 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2005 • Preschool - Grade 2Cristina Keeps a PromiseThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Enrique O. Sanchez.“Solid additions to collections lookingfor character-education materials....can be read independently or used asread-alouds in classroom settings.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-1350-7 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Grades 1-3The Curse of Rafferty McGillDianne M. MacMillanIllus. by Guy Porfirio. “Ryan O’Connerknows that he is supposed to practicethe piano, but he always puts it off.When it is time for his lesson, hedoesn’t want to go. Suddenly his pianoteacher’s house disappears and theboy discovers that his ‘wish’ has beengranted by a mischievous leprechaunwho is under a curse, caused by hisown procrastination.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-3779-4 • $13.99 • 72 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2003 • Grades 2-5Dad and Mein the MorningPatricia LakinFull color by Robert G. Steele. “In aspecial morning interlude, a young boyawakens his father, and they go downto the beach to watch the sunrise. Theyoung boy is deaf, but he and his fatherhave many ways of communicating.…Reminiscent of Jane Yolen’s OwlMoon (1987), this warm story canbe considered for all picture bookcollections.”— Booklist978-0-8075-1419-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1994 • L.C.93-36169 • Grades 1–3Daddies GiveYou Horsey RidesAbby LevineFull color by John Bendall-Brunello. “There are so many booksthat celebrate the mother-childrelationship, it’s nice to have one thathighlights kids and dads. ...Levine liststhe many things that daddies do tomake a child’s world more fun, secure,and happy.”— Booklist, — OppenheimToy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2005978-0-8075-1429-0 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2004 • Preschool-KindergartenMORET I T L E SON...PiratesThe No-GoodDo Good PiratesDaisy and the Girl Scouts:TheStory of Juliette Gordon LowFern BrownIllus. by Marie DeJohn. “Thisbiographical tribute to the founderof the American Girl Scouts offersbackground and insights not onlyabout Low, but also about theorganization itself. Brown’s readabletext will provide many students withinformation for reports.”— School Library JournalPB 978-0-8075-1441-2 • $7.95 • 112 pgs7 x 9 • 1996 • Grades 3-6Deadly DriveDavid Patneaude“In classic sports story fashion,Patneaude tucks subplots involvingfriendship issues and family tragedyin around plenty of high-velocitybasketball action. ...it’s the hardfought,well-described games, foundedon clear demonstrations of the valueof practice and teamwork that willprovide the strongest draw.”— BooklistHC 978-0-8075-0844-2 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-0845-9 • $6.95 • 184 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2005 • Grades 6-8Dear DaddyJohn SchindelFull color by Dorothy Donohue. Jesse’sparents are divorced, and Jesse liveswith his mom. One day his mom helpshim type a long letter to his dad, andthey mail it. Finally a big cardboardtube comes for Jesse. What did his dadsend him?978-0-8075-1531-0 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1995 • L.C.94-22006Preschool–Grade 2Did a DinosaurDrink This Water?Robert E. WellsFull color by author. “An engagingtrip through the water cycle willhave youngsters asking themselvesif a dinosaur really did drink theirwater first....An excellent resource forelementary students.”— Kirkus ReviewsHC 978-0-8075-8839-0 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-8840-6 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.5 x 7 • 2006 • Grades 2-5Dirt BoyErik Jon SlangerupFull color by John Manders. “Thisis a witty fantasy about a topic withwhich children are quite familiar. Thebright, bold watercolor-and-gouacheillustrations in various shades of greenand brown capture the essence offilth.…An engaging tale appropriatefor reading out loud.”— School Library Journal— Children’s Choices for 2001 -CBC/IRAPB 978-0-8075-1617-1 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Grades 1-4Doing Time OnlineJan Siebold“One young man’s punishmentbecomes an elderly woman’s hope inthe confines of an Internet chatroom.This intriguing narrative thinks outsidethe box, and should inspire moreexperiments with programs like theone presented here. …— Kirkus ReviewsOn master reading lists in Florida, NewHampshire, Maryland, Iowa, Oklahoma,Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington,Arkansas, and Tennessee.HC 978-0-8075-5959-8 • $14.99PB 978-0-8075-1665-2 • $6.99 • 96 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2002 • Grades 4-7Do Little MermaidsWet Their Beds?Jeanne WillisFull color by Penelope Jossen. Ceceliais a clever girl who can do manythings. But she has a problem thatwon’t go away: she wets her bed. Thisgentle, rhyming story will comfort andreassure small bedwetters.978-0-8075-1668-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8.625 x 10.625 • 2001 • L.C. 00-010203Preschool-Grade 1Do Pirates Take Baths?Kathy TuckerFull color by Nadine BernardWestcott. “Through Tucker’s thirteenbrief, bouncy verses, buccaneerwanna-bes can explore their careerchoice. …A good scratch for any storyhour crowd itching for some silliness.”RECOMMEND,— The BulletinPB 978-0-8075-1697-3 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 10 • 1994 • Preschool–Grade 1Dry Days, Wet NightsMaribeth BoeltsFull color by Kathy Parkinson.“Sensible, exemplary, and nicelyextended in appealingly expressiveillustrations; ‘A Note for Parents’adds specifics about the prevalenceof normal bed-wetting amongpreschoolers to the story’s implicitadvice for dealing with it.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-1724-6 • $5.95 • 32 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1994 • L.C.93-28674Preschool–Grade 1Eaglet’s WorldEvelyn MinshullFull color by Andrea Gabriel.“Minshull follows an eaglet frompreconscious life inside his eggthrough his first successful flight pastsnow-capped mountains as a youngadult. … Eaglet is an appealing, bravelittle character whose story has obviousparallels for children facing theirfirst forays out of their own familialnests.”— Kirkus Reviews,— CCBC Choices 2003, —The BestChildren’s Books of the Year 2003, BankStreet CollegeHC 978-0-8075-8929-8 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-1760-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 3EasterMiriam NerloveEach book full color by author.“In a warm and simple style, Nerlovepresents customs and a smatteringof history related to (this) religiousholiday. Told in rhyming verse, (the)book emphasizes the ways familiescelebrate together; particularly theways in which children participate.…A pleasant introduction to theholiday for the youngest familymembers.”— Publishers Weekly (ALA K)978-0-8075-1872-4 • $4.95 • 24 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1989 • Preschool–Grade 1The Empressand the SilkwormLily Toy HongFull color by author. “The legend ofhow silk came to be is informative, aswell as fascinating. …Combining thisbook with any item made of silk wouldmake an elegant gift.” PICK OF THELISTS, — American Bookseller978-0-8075-2009-3 • $16.95 • 32 pgs8.5 x 11 • 1995 • Preschool–Grade 3Even Little KidsGet DiabetesConnie PirnerFull color by Nadine BernardWestcott. “A preschooler tells how itwas discovered, when she was only two,that she has this common disease anddescribes her daily treatment and theprecautions her family must observe.A sensible, realistic account, cheeredon its way by Westcott’s livelyillustrations and concluded with ahelpful note for parents.”— KirkusReviews (ALA, SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-2159-5 • $6.9524 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1990 • Preschool–Grade 2A Family That FightsSharon Chesler BernsteinFull color by Karen Ritz. “Ritz’ssensitive, shaded pencil drawingsafford a realistic yet empathetic viewof events. The author’s notes are righton the mark. …Given the scarcityof children’s books dealing with thesubject [domestic violence], this couldbe an important book to have aroundthe library.”— Booklist978-0-8075-2248-6 • $15.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1991 • L.C.90-29889 • Grades K–4Famous Seaweed SoupAntoinette Truglio MartinFull color by Nadine BernardWestcott. “In her first book, Martinstructures a family visit to the beacharound a clever inversion of ‘The LittleRed Hen’...An engaging approach to apopular subject, winningly visualizedin Westcott’s lively illustrations....Nice.”— Kirkus ReviewsPB 978-0-8075-2264-6 • $5.9532 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1993Preschool–Grade 2Farm FluTeresa BatemanFull color by Nadine BernardWestcott. “With its bouncy rhythm,satisfying rhymes and twist on a familiarsituation, the text offers a high-energystory that even young children willfind funny. Westcott’s expressive inkdrawings, brimming with witty detailsand brightened with colorful washes,make each scene a visual pleasure.Young children will relish the riotousfun of one silly, yet satisfying scene afteranother.A terrific choice for reading aloud.”— STARRED, Booklist— Parents’ Choice Fiction Approvedwinner— Children’s Choice for 2002 from— CBC/IRA— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold— Seal AwardOn master reading lists in Pennsylvaniaand TennesseePB 978-0-8075-2275-2 • $7.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Preschool–Grade 2A Father’s Day Thank YouJanet NolanFull color by Kathi Ember. “Theillustrations are bright and expressive,and the rooms in the bears’ cozyhouse are filled with homey details.An endearing story that will charmreaders.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-2291-2 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Kindergarten-Grade 2Finding a Job for DaddyEvelyn Hughes MaslacFull color by Kay Life. “…a portrayalof a caring family that demonstratespositive coping skills in a difficultsituation.”— Booklist978-0-8075-2437-4 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 9 • 1996 • Preschool–Grade 3Fire DiaryLily RosenblattFull color by Judith Friedman.“Nine-year-old April begins a diaryas a means of accepting the changesin her life after a fire destroys the homeshe shared with her mother and grandmother.…Guidelines for dealing withhome fires are appended.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-2439-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1994 • L.C.93-45917 • Grades 2–5ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANYINDEPENDENT CHILDREN’S PUBLISHERThe First Day of WinterConsie PowellFull color by author. “Part Eye Spy,part counting book, this is a wonderfulseasonal activity that will have kidslearning as they observe the wintry worldaround them. A great addition to anycollection, especially if that collection isin a snowy place.” — Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-2450-3 • $16.99• 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Kindergarten - Grade 4The First Marathon: TheLegend of PheidippidesSusan ReynoldsFull color by Daniel Minter.“Reynolds goes back 2,500 yearsto tell the exciting story of how theGreeks fought the mighty Persianarmy on the plains of Marathon...offersinformation about the research, theline between legend and history, andthe struggle of women to participate inmarathons.”— Booklist978-0-8075-0867-1 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2006 • Grades 1-4Five Pages a Day:A Writer’s JourneyPeg Kehret“Kehret, the author of many popularchildren’s books, traces her path tobecoming a writer in this entertainingmemoir. ... With the same eye for wellchosendetails that characterizes herother writing, she mines her experiencesfor anecdotes young readers willappreciate.”— Booklist978-0-8075-8650-1 • $15.99 • 192 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2002 • Grades 3-824 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767525CELEBRATINGYEARSA N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T


Spring 2009A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TCLASSIC SERIESFlicka, Ricka, Dickaa series by Maj LindmanFlicka, Ricka, and Dicka were threelittle girls who lived in Sweden.They had blue eyes and yellow curls,and they looked very much alike.Originally published in the US in the1940’s, these wholesome stories ofthree busy and independent childrencontinue to capture the imaginationof young readers today.…and the Big Red HenPB 978-0-8075-2493-0 • $6.95…and Their New FriendPB 978-0-8075-2498-5 • $6.95…and The Little DogPB 978-0-8075-2497-8 • $6.95…and The New Dotted DressesPB 978-0-8075-2494-7 • $6.95…and The StrawberriesPB 978-0-8075-2499-2 • $6.95…and The Three KittensPB 978-0-8075-2500-5 • $6.95…Bake a CakePB 978-0-8075-2492-3 • $6.95Forgiving a FriendThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Paige Billin-Frye. “...Jacobcrashes into Seth’s toy dump truckwhile the two are racing their bikesand Seth is furious....Color cartoonsfill the pages and enhance the mood ofthe texts. Young readers will relate tothe simple plots, which will generatediscussion.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0618-9 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Kindergarten-Grade 3The Fragile FrogWilliam P. MaraFull color by John R. Quinn with fullcolor photographs. “The story of thetiny Pine Barrens treefrog makes abig splash in the study of amphibianlife and endangered species. …Verylively writing and good color photosand drawings eloquently express theplight of this beautiful frog and manyother frog and toad species across theU.S.”— Booklist978-0-8075-2580-7 • $16.99 • 48 pgs8 x 10 • 1996 • L.C.95-1409 • Grades 3–7Framed in FireDavid Patneaude“Patneaude’s story has enough tensionand suspense to keep the pagesturning. The book tackles manyserious issues, including parentalkidnapping, ADD, blended families,and teenage depression. The charactersare well rounded enough to remainbelievable. ... a good addition for mostcollections.”— School Library JournalOn master reading lists in Missouri,Kentucky, and Nebraska.HC 978-0-8075-9098-0 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-9096-6 • $5.95224 pgs • 5.5 x 8 • 1999 • L.C.98-39606Grades 6–9The Frog with the Big MouthTeresa BatemanFull color by Will Terry. “A youngArgentine wide-mouthed frog can’thelp but brag when he eats the biggestfly in the whole world. …The frog’scumulative refrain and the animals’rhyming responses build tension andhumor in this retelling of a traditionaltale. A big hit for storytime.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-2621-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Grades K-3Gertrude Chandler Warnerand The Boxcar ChildrenMary Ellen EllsworthIllus. by Marie DeJohn “Ellsworthmakes clear that Warner did a greatdeal more than write (The BoxcarChildren Mysteries). …In thisaffectionate, animated biography,Warner comes across as a fascinatingindividual; her story will enchant TheBoxcar Children’s legions of fans.” —Kirkus ReviewsAn 8-page photo insert is included.978-0-8075-2837-2 • $15.99 • 64 pgs978-0-8075-2838-9 • $6.957 x 9 • 1997 • L.C.96-32814 • Grades 2–7The Gifts of KwanzaaSynthia Saint JamesFull color by author. “Saint James’clear, accessible introduction toKwanzaa includes explanations of theNguzo Saba (the Seven Principles) aswell as information about the holiday’sorigin. Enjoyable as well as handy,the book will be a strong additionto both school and public librarycollections.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-2908-9 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1994 • Preschool–Grade 2Girl, You’re Amazing!Virginia KrollFull color by Mélisande Potter. “Ajoyous celebration of today’s female.The affirmation and encouragementfound here should be repeated loudand often to girls everywhere, notjust for the message, but also becausethe book is fun....Expect this one tobecome a favorite.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-2930-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Grades K-4Go Home! The True Storyof James the CatLibby Phillips MeggsFull color by author. “Meggs’ lovelypicture book, based on a true story,teaches children about kindness.…This story about belonging and theimportance of making sure othersbelong too is effectively delivered in away youngsters can understand.”— Booklist — 2000 ASPCA Henry BerghChildren’s Book Award Winner, — 2002-2003 Show Me Readers Award WinnerPB 978-0-8075-2976-8 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Grades K-3Golden Delicious:A Cinderella Apple StoryAnna Egan SmuckerFull color by Kathleen Kemly.“This lively, true tale is set in theAmerican heartland more than 100years ago. The Stark brothers dreamof cultivating the perfect new applein their Missouri nursery…Goldendelicious apples have become knownas the queen of the apple world andbillions have been harvested.”— Booklist978-0-8075-2987-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 1-3Good Citizen SarahThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Nancy Cote. “Thisseemingly simple story can beused to initiate discussions on howyoungsters have been helpful or couldbe good citizens in their own homes,neighborhoods, and schools. Filledwith bright indoor and outdoor scenes,the artwork adds detail and keeps thetone light.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-2992-8 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Grades K-4Good Neighbor NicholasThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Nancy Cote. “Colorfulcartoon illustrations reflect the tone...Solid additions to collections lookingfor character-education materials.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-2998-0 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Grades 1-3Grandma Lena’sBig Ol’ TurnipDenia Lewis HesterFull color by Jackie Urbanovic.“Adapted from Aleksey Tolstoy’s ‘TheTurnip,’ this tale about teamworkand sharing in an extended African-American family is bubbling withwarmth and Southern-style cooking....The characters are delightful andeach one has a great deal of individualexpression and personality.”— School Library JournalHC 978-0-8075-3027-6 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-3023-8 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2005 • Preschool-Grade 3MORET I T L E SON...The Way I ActChristina Keeps a PromiseJason Takes ResponsibilityMakayla Cares AboutOthersGrandmama’s PrideBecky BirthaFull color by Colin Bootman. “Thegentle tone of Birtha’s writing reflectsthe quiet dignity with which the adultsin Sarah Marie’s family meet theindignities of Jim Crow laws....Thestrong, sensitive writing is enhancedby beautiful watercolor paintingsfilled with chips of light. This storywill generate discussions on a rangeof topics including racial segregation,bullying, and self-respect.”— School Library Journal— CCBC Choices 2006— 2006 IRA Children’s Book— Award Notables— 2005 SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Book978-0-8075-3028-3 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2005 • Grades 2-5Grandma’s Goneto Live in the StarsMax HaynesFull color by author. “Although nosingle selection can satisfy everyone,this unusual picture book will be acomforting and even moving choicefor many adults and children....Theillustrations convey not just the fact ofdeath, but the mystery of it, the lovethat transcends it, and the wonder of itall.”—STARRED, Booklist978-0-8075-3026-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Preschool-Grade 3Grandmother’s DreamcatcherBecky Ray McCainFull color by Stacey Schuett. “Kimmystays for a week with Grandmother,who is ‘Chippewa, like us,’ whileher parents look for a place to livein Chicago. …A picture book that isparticularly welcome for portrayinga present-day story about NativeAmericans.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-3032-0 • $6.958 x 10 • 1998 • Grades K–3The Great Math Tattle BattleAnne BowenFull color by Jaime Zollars. “Themath is cleverly woven into the storyand used effectively....The bookis a winning combination of mathproblems and a true-to-life story.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-3163-1 • $15.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Kindergarten - Grade 3Gretchen Groundhog,It’s Your Day!Abby LevineFull color by Nancy Cote. “A goodchoice for curriculum-boosting anunderrated holiday. Poor GretchenGroundhog is very shy, but this year,it’s her turn to pop out of the hole onFebruary 2nd to tell everyone whetherthere will be six more weeks of winteror an early spring. …Simple andsweet.”— Kirkus ReviewsPB 978-0-8075-3059-7 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1998 • L.C.98-11465 • Grades K–3The Groundhog Day Bookof Facts and FunWendie C. OldFull color by Paige Billin-Frye.“Peppered with quirky little boxedriddles, this look at the majorhole-digging animal in the easternUS delivers the facts and fun itpromises.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-3066-5 • $16.99 • 40 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Grades 3-6Guns: What YouShould KnowRachel SchulsonFull color by Mary Jones. “This easyto-readselection is a timely additionto any collection. Using simple wordsand bright, childlike illustrations, thebook conveys an important message.”— School Library JournalPB 978-0-8075-3094-8 • $5.95 • 24 pgs8 x 9 • 1997 • L.C.97-7566 • Grades K–5Gus, the Pilgrim TurkeyTeresa BatemanFull color by Ellen Joy Sasaki. “Whenhis friends clue him in on why he’s notlikely to see the New Year, Gus decidesto head south with the other birds:‘Maybe that’s why they don’t end upas dinner!’”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-1266-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 1-3The Halloween Bookof Facts and FunWendie C. OldFull color by Paige Billin-Frye. “Oldand Billin-Frye include everythingfrom religious history and origins ofcustoms from other countries (theoriginal jack-o’-lanterns were turnipsor beets) to Frankenstein and Draculato party-planning suggestions andsafety tips.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-3133-4 • $16.99 • 40 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Grades 3-6The Halloween QueenJoan HolubFull color by Theresa Smythe. “Twochildren go trick-or-treating together,but one of them, the narrator, avoids ascary house on their route. ...Readerswill appreciate the activities and treatsdescribed, and the happy ending whenthe woman’s identity is revealed.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-3138-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Grades K-3Hamster CampHow Harry Got FitTeresa BatemanFull color by Nancy Cote. Harry lovesjunk food and hates exercise—and itshows! His clever pet hamster, Bob,knows where Harry can go to get fit.Is Harry bound for fat camp? No—he’s headed to Hamster Camp, whereeveryone gets to be a hamster! “Ahumorous and useful title for thoseneeding to drive home the importanceof diet and exercise.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-3139-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Grades K-4Hana’s SuitcaseKaren LevineIllus. with photos. “Based on a radiodocumentary by the author, this isthe dramatic story of Hana Brady, aCzechoslovakian Jewish girl who wasmurdered at Auschwitz and whosesuitcase — half a century later — ledthe director of the Tokyo HolocaustCenter, Fumiko Ishioka, to documentHana’s brief life. ... The text is wellwritten, moving, and accessible.”— The Bulletin— 2002 Sydney Taylor Book Award— 2004 Notable Children’s Book— Special Recognition Award, National— Jewish Book Awards, Jewish Book— Council— Children’s Book of the Year, Canadian— Library Association— Notable Trade Book in the Field of— Social Studies, CBC/IRA— Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for— Nonfiction, Bank Street CollegeHC 978-0-8075-3148-8 • $15.95Book/CD 978-0-8075-3149-59 • $24.95PB 978-0-8075-3147-1 • $9.95120 pgs • 7.5 x 9 • 2003 • Grades 5-8HanukkahMiriam NerloveFull color by author. “These two[Halloween is out of print] invitingbooks are nice introductions to ....Hanukkah. …Both volumes featurenicely executed pastel pictures outlinedin pen and ink. Good additions toholiday shelves.”— Booklist (K, SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-3142-6 • $5.95 • 24 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1989 • Preschool–Grade 1The Happy Birthday MysteryJoan Lowery Nixon(first Read-Alone Mystery) Illus. byJim Cummins. “Two children plan abirthday surprise party in the park forMrs. Pickett. But, when the cartonis opened, out jumps a kitten insteadof the cake.”—Children’s Book ReviewService (SLJ)978-0-8075-3150-1 • $8.95 • 32 pgs6 x 8 • 1980 • L.C.79-18362 • Grades 1–326 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767527A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T


A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TSpring 2009Happy 4th of July,Jenny Sweeney!Leslie KimmelmanFull color by Nancy Cote. “As Jennyrides her bike through town on theFourth of July, she sees the townsfolkpreparing for the parade, fishing,showing off newly acquired citizenshippapers, and enjoying a picnic. ...Therhyming text and Cote’s bright artcapture the friendly mood.”— Booklist978-0-8075-3152-5 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2003 • Preschool-Grade 1Hats!Kevin LuthardtFull color by author. “The picturesclearly show the children’s emotions,including the boy’s joy when he findshis special hat and the doubt and hurtfeelings caused by the unpleasantencounter.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-3171-6 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2004 • Grades K-3Haunting at Home PlateDavid Patneaude“Most baseball yarns achieve suspenseby recounting the runs, errors,steals, and near-misses of the game.Patneaude’s latest includes all of theabove, in addition to a ghost whoseems to be coaching the team byleaving cryptic, practical messages onthe playing field....Fans of baseball andof stories about the paranormal will gettheir fill from this absorbing novel.”— Booklist,— 2002-2003 Texas Lone Star listOn master reading lists in Tennessee,Washington State, Pennsylvania, NewJersey, Florida, West Virginia, andIndianaHC 978-0-8075-3181-5 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-3182-2 • $6.95 • 192 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2000 • L.C. 99-40607Grades 4-8Honest AshleyThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Nancy Cote. “Youngreaders will identify with the realisticsituations and believable characters....agirl must choose between doing herown work or ‘reusing’ a paper that herbrother did... Reading her brother’sstory about honesty forces her to thinkhard about doing the right thing.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-3371-0 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Kindergarten-Grade 3The House in the MeadowShutta CrumFull color by Paige Billin-Frye. “In are-imagining of ‘Over in the Meadow’likely to please fans of trucks andconstruction, 10 friends of a bride andgroom decide to build the couple ahouse.”— Publishers Weekly978-0-8075-3393-2 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2003 • Preschool-Grade 2How Do You Counta Dozen Ducklings?In Seon ChaeFull color by Seung Ha Rew. “Chaepainlessly introduces young childrento grouping, multiplying and skipcounting....Sure to be a favorite withelementary and preschool teachers...”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-1718-5 • $16.95 • 32 pgs978-0-8075-1719-2 • $7.9510.75 x 8.5 • 2006 • Preschool-Grade 2How Do You KnowWhat Time It Is?Robert E. WellsFull color by author. “This is a succinct,child-friendly history of how time cameto be measured...A terrific teachingtool, enjoyable as a read-aloud or whenread independently.”— School Library Journal— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal— Award 2003HC 978-0-8075-7939-8 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-7940-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.5 x 7 • 2002 • Grades 2-5How Do You Lift a Lion?Robert E. WellsFull color by author. “A basicintroduction to levers, wheels, andpulleys.…Wells offers explanations forhow and why these simple machineswork.”— School Library JournalHC 978-0-8075-3419-9 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-3421-2 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.5 x 7 • 1996 • L.C.95-38323 • Grades 1–6How the Second GradeGot $8,205.50 to Visitthe Statue of LibertyNathan ZimelmanFull color by Bill Slavin. “Written inthe style of a treasurer’s report…thishilarious picture book details the trialsand triumphs of a group of childrenattempting to raise money for a trip tothe Statue of Liberty. … an excellentintroduction to primary units onmoney.”— Booklist978-0-8075-3431-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1992 • L.C.92-996 • Grade K–3Hunting the DaddyosaurusTeresa BatemanFull color by Benrei Huang. “Batemanrecaptures the rhymed, silly fun of herFarm Flu with a pair of green dinosaursiblings who track clues to Dad’s arrivalhome, then lovingly ambush him in hisarmchair.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-1433-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 1Hurricane WolfDiane PatersonFull color by author. “A hurricane iscalling at the door. ‘Like the big, badwolf,’ says Noah, the young narratorin Paterson’s rousing and informativestory of how to contend with heavyweather….Lots of sound advice salts thestory (and is summarized in fact sheetsat the end of the book), which will makekids feel less helpless, if in no less awe,before the storm’s brute force.”— KirkusReviews978-0-8075-3438-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2006 • Kindergarten-Grade 3I Am a Home SchoolerJulie VoetbergHand-tinted photos by Taasha Owen.“Teigen is a nine-year-old who hasnever gone to a regular school. …Voetberg successfully introducesaspects of this lifestyle to those curiousabout a growing movement.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-3441-0 • $16.9932 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1995 • Grades 1–5Ian’s Walk:A Story about AutismLaurie LearsFull color by Karen Ritz. “This is notso much a story about autism as it isa subtle portrait of how his autismaffects his older sister, Julie. …Withoutshying away from autism, the text andillustrations underplay it to create anordinary, everyday scenario in whichJulie’s reactions could be those of anyimpatient older sibling.”—The Horn Book MagazinePICK OF THE LISTS,— AmericanBooksellers Association — Dolly GrayChildren’s Literature AwardHC 978-0-8075-3480-9 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-3481-6 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1998 • L.C.97-27873 • Grades 1–4I Can! Can You?Carol AdorjanFull color by Miriam Nerlove.“A smooth, usefully didacticread-aloud that invites participationamong younger siblings, emphasizingthe many skillful things they cando now and will do later, withpractice and patience.”— School Library Journal (ALA)978-0-8075-3491-5 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 9 • 1990 • PreschoolCELEBRATINGALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANYYEARSINDEPENDENT CHILDREN’S PUBLISHERI Can’t Stop! A Storyabout Tourette SyndromeHolly L. NinerFull color by Meryl Treatner. “Thepurposeful but informative storyfollows Nathan, an elementary-schoolageboy, from the bewilderment hefeels before his condition is diagnosedthrough his learning to manage his ticsand then educating his peers...usefulin most libraries and critical at schoolswhere there are children strugglingwith TS.”— Booklist— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Special Needs— Adaptable Product Award 2006978-0-8075-3620-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Grades 2-5If I Ran for PresidentCatherine StierFull color by Lynne Avril. “Thistitle is a step above the usualelection books, both in content andentertainment value. Six childrentake turns explaining the electionprocess as if they were running forpresident. They discuss their decisionto run, campaigning, primariesand conventions, debating, beinginterviewed, meeting the public,voting, and being sworn in onInauguration Day. Stier does a goodjob of explaining election details,both in an introductory note aboutelectoral votes and in the text itself....The author adds flavor by providinghumorous examples, such as the needto smile despite indigestion....Thelively cartoons cheerfully clarify theaction and reinforce the concepts.Libraries will want this kid-friendlytitle.”— School Library JournalHC 978-0-8075-3543-1 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-3544-8 • $6.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2007• Grades 1-4MORE TITLES ON...AutismAutism & Me: Sibling StoriesIf I Were PresidentCatherine StierFull color by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan.“This easy picture book provides anice introduction to the presidencyfor primary-grade children.…This isa rosy picture of a very stressful job,but youngsters will pick up some goodgeneral information, which teacherscan use as a starting point in class andexpand upon according to the age andability of their students.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-3542-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1999 • Grades K-3I Remember Abuelito:A Day of the Dead StoryJanice LevyFull color by Loretta Lopez. It’s theDay of the Dead! It’s time to celebrate!In this bilingual book, a young girlis busy helping her family prepare tohonor those who have died. First shegoes with her mama to the market tobuy pan de muerto. Then she lays apath of marigold petals with her papa.But mostly, she thinks of her abuelito.She misses him very much and isexcited for his spirit to visit that night.And when she sees the butterflies flythrough the sky, she knows that hisspirit is with them.HC 978-0-8075-3516-5 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-3517-2 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 3I’m Tougher Than Diabetes!Alden R. CarterFull color photos by Carol ShadisCarter. “In this upbeat and informativetitle, young Natalie describes how shemanages her type I diabetes. … Aninspirational tale of a family managinga difficult condition.”— Booklist978-0-8075-1572-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 2001 • Grades K-4Isabel’s Car WashSheila BairFull color by Judy Stead. “Today,with children growing up in a complexglobal economy, it’s never too earlyto teach them about the value ofsaving and investing. Isabel’s simplestory about risk and reward takesan intimidating topic and makesit accessible and fun for the nextgeneration of investors. Sheila Bairhas done parents, and all of us in thefinancial literacy field, a valuable servicewith this book.” Mary L. Schapiro,CEO, Financial Industry RegulatoryAuthority and Chairman of the FINRAInvestor Education Foundation978-0-8075-3652-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 1-4Is a Blue Whale theBiggest Thing There Is?Robert E. WellsFull color by author. “In a picture bookdesigned to expand children’s horizons,Wells begins by comparing thehugeness of the blue whale withthe relative smallness of an elephant.…The title and cover will draw a largeaudience of small children fascinatedby big things.” — BooklistHC 978-0-8075-3655-1 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-3656-8 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.5 x 7 • 1993 • L.C.93-2703 • Grades 1–6It’s Not Worth Makinga Tzimmes Over!Betsy R. RosenthalFull color by Ruth Rivers. “Both akitchen farce and a warm celebrationof Yiddish, this uproarious picturebook reverses the usual sweet grandmastereotype...The title, a cool alternative(tzimmes is Yiddish) for ‘no big deal,’and suits Grandma to a T.”— Booklist978-0-8075-3677-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Kindergarten-Grade 3DiabetesEven Little Kids Get DiabetesLooking for LouisSugar Was My Best Food:Diabetes and MeWaiting for Benjamin: A Story about AutismI Was So Mad!Norma SimonIllus. by Dora Leder. “Showingthat anger is a human emotion, inways children can understand, theauthor and illustrator have done them afavor.”— Publishers Weekly (ALA, BCCB,E, SLJ, TE)PB 978-0-8075-3519-6 • $6.9540 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1974 • Grades K–2I Wish DaddyDidn’t Drink So MuchJudith VignaFull color by author. “As always,Vigna’s treatment of a difficult issueis sensitive and straightforward,providing story as well as comfortbut with no false reassurances.”RECOMMEND, — The BulletinPB 978-0-8075-3526-4 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1988 • Preschool–GradeJason’s Miracle:A Hanukkah StoryBeryl Lieff Benderly“During the December holidayseason, modern-day Jason isquestioning his Jewish heritage andfeeling left out of the excitement....Benderly transports Jason back intime to Judea during the battlesbetween the Maccabees andSyrians. Benderly’s story authenticallyevokes the conflicted feelings ofsome Jewish young people during theDecember holidays.” — Library Talk978-0-8075-3781-7 • $14.99 • 120 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2000 • L.C. 99-086328Grades 4-8Jason Takes ResponsibilityThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Nancy Cote. “Jasonis asked to mail invitations to hisgrandmother’s birthday party but onhis way to the post office, he loses onedown the drain grate....Color cartoonsfill the pages and enhance the mood ofthe texts. Young readers will relate tothe simple plots, which will generatediscussion.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-2537-1 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Kindergarten-Grade 3A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T28 29www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -7675


A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TSpring 2009Jungle HalloweenMaryann Cocca-LefflerFull color by author. “In a ridiculousreversal that will appeal topreschoolers, the jungle animals dressup for Halloween.”— Booklist“A surefire showstopper forstorytimes.”— School Library JournalPB 978-0-8075-4057-2 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 10 • 2000 • Preschool-Grade 1Just Like Home/Como en Mi TierraElizabeth I. MillerFull color by Mira Reisberg. “After herfamily comes to the U.S., a school-agegirl describes all of her experiences as‘Not like home’ or ‘Just like home,’until she feels ‘at home.’…Useful forlibraries serving Latino communitieswith a need for bilingual bibliotherapyon the subject of immigration.” —BooklistHC 978-0-8075-4068-8 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-4069-5 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1999 • Grades 1-3Kathy’s Hats:A Story of HopeTrudy KrisherFull color by Nadine BernardWestcott. “While this book is quietlystraightforward about the fear andpain of a life-threatening disease(cancer), its real strength lies inits understanding of the drainingindignities of chronic illness: Kathy’sfeeling ugly and awkward is a seriouspredicament, and Krisher …addressesit as such. …This is a matter-of-factbook…about a tough time and subject,and its calm and respectful treatmentwell serves a story that is indeed oneof hope.” RECOMMEND,— The Bulletin978-0-8075-4116-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1992 • L.C.92-2659 • Grades 1–5MORE TITLES ON...BullyingThe Bully Blockers ClubNobody Knew What to Do:A Story about BullyingLaney’s Lost MommaDiane Johnston HammFull color by Sally G. Ward. “Gettinglost in a large department store ismany a child’s nightmare. …Hammhandles the traumatic experienceadroitly, including the emotional jittersof both mother and child and a solidplan for solving this all-too-commondilemma.”— Booklist (SLJ)978-0-8075-4340-5 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8.5 x 8 • 1991 • Preschool–Grade 1The Last Man’s RewardDavid Patneaude“Albert and his four friends…acquire arare and valuable baseball card, anddecide to hide it in an abandonedmine; the ‘last man’ in the apartmentcomplex gets to keep it and sell it, ifhe chooses… shows that suspense ispossible without such outright villainy,and that reading about good peoplewho do right is just as satisfying asreading about bad people getting theirjust desserts.” — Kirkus Reviews —1997 Books for the Teen Age (New YorkPublic Library) On master reading lists inTennessee, Iowa, Washington State, Utah,and Illinois.HC 978-0-8075-4370-2 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-4371-9 • $5.95192 pgs • 6 x 8 • 1996 • L.C.95-32095Grades 5–8The Leprechaunin the BasementKathy TuckerFull color by John Sandford. “Amatter of fact tone and contemporarydetails make this a picture book thatcan be read throughout the year, butit’s likely to be especially populararound St. Patrick’s Day.” — SchoolLibrary JournalPB 978-0-8075-4451-8 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1998 • L.C.98-9318 • Grades K–3SchoolTails of Spring BreakThe Lion Who Had AsthmaJonathan LondonFull color by Nadine BernardWestcott. “For children who haveasthma, or know someone who has it,this cheerful book should be reassuring;creative enough to be fun, it’s stillclear enough to be useful. …Westcott’scolorful, lightly sketched illustrationsdeftly express Sean’s feelings throughhis own body language and that of hisanimal friends.”— Kirkus ReviewsPB 978-0-8075-4560-7 • $6.9532 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1992 • L.C.91-16553Preschool–Grade 1Littlebat’s Halloween StoryDiane MayrFull color by Gideon Kendall. “Acharming story of a young bat thatloves to listen to stories at the library.… This story has enough suspenseto keep readers anticipating what daythe animal will finally get to see thepictures and enough tension to keepreaders firmly on his side.”— School Library Journal— 2003-2004 Volunteer State Award —Master List978-0-8075-7629-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Preschool-Grade 2Little Bunny’s Cool Tool SetMaribeth BoeltsFull color by Kathy Parkinson. “LBsaves enough money to buy his veryown tool set. But when he takes thismost treasured possession to thepreschool show-and-tell, he finds outhow difficult it is to share. …LB learnsseveral lessons in this warm, soothingtale, which is neither didactic normoralistic in tone.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-4585-0 • $6.9532 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1997 • L.C.96-54862Preschool - Grade 1How the Second Grade Got $8,205.00to Visit the Statue of LibertyLittle Bunny’sPreschool CountdownMaribeth BoeltsFull color by Kathy Parkinson. “LB,who made his first appearance in DryDays, Wet Nights (1994) becomesincreasingly anxious as the first dayof preschool approaches. …Thecharacters may be rabbits, but fewbooks capture so successfully the lookand feel of a small child’s world.” —BooklistHC 978-0-8075-4582-9 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-4583-6 • $6.9532 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1996Preschool–Grade 1Little Elephant’s TrunkHazel LincolnFull color by author. “A delightfultale about animal adaptations, beingcomfortable in the skin you’re in andlearning how your body works....Anespecially great resource for diverseclassrooms that include special-needschildren.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-4591-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8.25 x 10 • 2006 • Preschool–Grade 1Little Rooster’sDiamond ButtonMargaret Read MacDonaldFull color by Will Terry. “MacDonaldretells this folktale with her usualverve and astute ear for what pleasesa read-aloud audience. Terry’s acrylicpaintings make a good match withtheir appealing woozy feel.”— Publishers Weekly978-0-8075-4644-4 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Preschool–Grade 2Looking after LouisLesley ElyFull color by Polly Dunbar. “Thisupbeat look at mainstreaming is toldfrom the point of view of a little girlwho sits next to an autistic boy. Louis,who repeats words he hears and haslittle interaction with his peers, getsaway with behavior that the otherchildren cannot...the main focus ison the development of sensitivityin the other students.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-4746-5 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8.375 x 10.625 • 2004 • Grades 2-5Looking for EasterDori ChaconasFull color by Margie Moore. LittleBunny can sense something new inthe air, and it smells like sunshine andwarm breezes. “It smells like Easter!”his friends tell him. But Little Bunnywonders: what is Easter? So he sets outthrough the forest on an early springday to find out…This sweet, simplestory by Dori Chaconas conveys thespirit of the season through nature,while Margie Moore’s gentle, detailedwatercolors reveal the new life ofspringtime.978-0-8075-4749-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades P-2Looking for SleepyMaribeth BoeltsFull color by Bernadette Pons.“Little Bear can’t go to bed becausehe doesn’t ‘have any Sleepy yet.’...The soft color illustrations setthe tone for this engaging story.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-0447-5 • $14.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Preschool–Grade 1Love, Lizzie: Lettersto a Military MomLisa Tucker McElroyFull color by Diane Paterson. “In thisreassuring offering, a young girl namedLizzie writes letters to her mom, whois serving in the military overseas.McElroy gets the child’s perspectivejust right…California senator DianneFeinstein provides the foreword; backmatter includes tips for adults on howto help children cope with deploymentseparation.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-4777-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Grades 1-5Lucy and the BullyClair AlexanderFull color by author. A bully atschool is very mean to Lucy. Shecan’t tell anyone what the bully does,because he told her not to—or else!Now every day she comes home scaredand sad. What can Lucy do? And whocan Lucy tell?978-0-8075-4786-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs11.625 x 9.5 • 2008 • Grades P-1Mabela the CleverMargaret Read MacDonaldFull color by Tim Coffey. “Theenergetic text is trademark MacDonald(Pickin’ Peas, 1998, etc.), written purelyto be read aloud, and punctuated by achant that invites children to join in....children will respond... to this pluckylittle heroine who saves herself byher wits.” — Kirkus Reviews — PICKOF THE LISTS, American BooksellersAssociation. — STARRED, SchoolLibrary Journal — 2001 Parents’ ChoiceSilver Honor Award Winner — 2001Aesop Accolade, American Folklore Society— On master reading lists in WashingtonState, Missouri, and IndianaPB 978-0-8075-4903-2 • $6.9510.75 x 8.5 • 2001 • Preschool–Grade 2Makayla Caresabout OthersThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Nancy Cote. “This bookis useful for discussing concern forothers, but it also can stand alone as anenjoyable story.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-4945-2 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Kindergarten-Grade 3Making Chinese PapercutsRobert and Corinne Borja“The artistic technique andhistorical significance of Chinesepapercutting become evident in thislucid explanation of the ancient craft.Instructions for designing, cutting, andcoloring are carefully stated.”— Booklist (I,L, SLJ)978-0-8075-4948-3 • $15.99 • 40 pgs8 x 9 • 1980 • L.C.79-18358 • Grades 3–8Mama and DaddyBear’s DivorceCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Kathy Parkinson. “Thisbook provides reassurance that, aspainful and confusing as a divorce maybe, it does not mean that both parentswill no longer be part of a youngster’slife.”— School Library JournalHC 978-0-8075-5221-6 • $15.99 • 24 pgsPB 978-0-8075-5222-3 • $6.958 x 9 • 1998 • L.C.98-9299Preschool-Grade 1The Man WhoNamed the CloudsJulie Hannah and Holub, JoanFull color by Paige Billin-Frye. “Thiscombination biography and sciencetext is a fascinating look at one man’sinterest in weather....An excellentcombination of history and science,sure to spark the interest of futuremeteorologists.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-4974-2 • $16.99 • 40 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Grades 2-5Megan’s Birthday Tree: AStory about Open AdoptionLaurie LearsFull color by Bill Farnsworth. “Meganis adopted, and like many adoptedchildren, she asks a lot of questions.She also receives many answers,thanks to her family’s whole-heartedembrace of open adoption...the story’spoignant message will find a growingaudience.”— Booklist978-0-8075-5036-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Preschool-Grade 3Mei-Mei Loves the MorningMargaret Holloway TsubakiyamaFull color by Cornelius Van Wrightand Ying-Hwa Hu. “An outstandinginter-generational tale that captures aslice of life in contemporary China. …The book is useful for multiculturalstudies, but shines as a warm familystory.”— Kirkus Reviews— 2000 CBC/NCSS Notable Trade— Book-Social Studies978-0-8075-5039-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1999 • Preschool-Grade 3The Memory BoxMary BahrFull color by David Cunningham.When Grandfather learns that hehas Alzheimer’s disease, he tells hisgrandson that it’s time to start amemory box. “This sensitive offeringcircumvents the pitfalls of ‘diseasebooks’ and proves itself to be a fittingtribute to love.” STARRED,— Booklist (BCCB, K)978-0-8075-5053-3 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1992 • Grades 1-4The Memory Cupboard:A Thanksgiving StoryCharlotte HermanFull color by Ben F. Stahl. “A sweet,simple story with a heartwarmingmessage. When Katie visits Grandmafor Thanksgiving, she accidentallybreaks her cherished gravy boat.... A pleasant addition to holidaycollections.” — School Library Journal978-0-8075-5055-7 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2003 • Grades 1-4Mississippi Going NorthSanna Anderson BakerFull color by Bill Farnsworth. “In thischarming picture book, Baker takes apoetic look at life along the northernpart of the Mississippi. …The oilpaintings are dramatic, yet life like.” —School Library Journal PICK OF THELISTS, — American Bookseller978-0-8075-5164-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1996 • L.C.95-52923 • Grades K–4Mr. Pak Buys a StoryCarol FarleyFull color by Benrei Huang. “In thisKorean folktale, Mr. and Mrs. Kim,a wealthy but bored couple, sendtheir faithful servant to buy a storyto enliven their quiet evenings.”RECOMMEND, — The BulletinPB 978-0-8075-5179-0 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 10 • 1997 • Preschool–Grade 2Mr. Tanen’s TiesMaryann Cocca-LefflerFull color by author. “Mr. Tanen,the school principal, allows his ties… to speak for him; they serve asweather forecasts, herald the lunchmenu, bespeak special occasions. …Children will admire the ties, thewildly patterned illustrations, and themessage that clothes may not makethe man, but may make the day a littlebig brighter.” POINTER, — KirkusReviews PICK OF THE LISTS,— American Booksellers Association —Florida Reading Association Children’s —Book Award 2000-2001— 2003 Young Hoosier Book AwardOn master reading lists in Missouri,California, and ArkansasHC 978-0-8075-5301-5 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-5302-2 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1999 • L.C.98-33762 • Grades K–2A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T30 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767531


Spring 2009A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TMr. Tanen’s Ties Rule!Maryann Cocca-LefflerFull color by author. It’s Career Day,and the students are running theschool! With Olivia as principal andthe rest of the kids in charge a specialvisitor from Washington, D.C. comesto visit. “The cartoon illustrations arecheerful...”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-5308-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Grades K-3Mr. Tanen’s Tie TroubleMaryann Cocca-LefflerFull color by author. Mr. Tanenloves his ties, but when the schoolruns out of money to build a newplayground, he decides to sell his tiesin order to raise the needed money.“Fans of Mr. Tanen’s first tale willnot be disappointed at this welcomereturn.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-5305-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades K-3Mr. Worry:A Story about OCDHolly L. NinerFull color by Greg Swearingen.“Soft, soothing artwork accompaniesa quiet story about a young boy tryingto overcome the terrors of obsessivecompulsivedisorder (OCD) in hisdaily life.”— Booklist978-0-8075-5182-0 • $16.9932 pgs • 8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades 2-5Mrs. Greenberg’sMessy HanukkahLinda GlaserFull color by Nancy Cote. “Mixedmediafolksy paintings of wintryscenes often with blue-tonedbackdrops illustrate the humorousand often predictable predicamentsRachel creates. Kids will be shakingtheir heads in wild amusement happythat Rachel’s efforts do bring home the‘feel of Hanukkah.’”— Kirkus Reviews— 2004 Notable Book, Association of— Jewish Libraries— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal— Award 2005HC 978-0-8075-5297-1 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-5298-8 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Grades 1-3Molly Rides the School BusJulie BrillhartFull color by author. “A reassuring taleperfect for introducing the conceptof riding the bus before the big dayarrives.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-5210-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 2Mommy Far, MommyNear: An Adoption StoryCarol Antoinette PeacockFull color by Shawn CostelloBrownell. “Although Elizabeth,a young Chinese girl, is secure inthe love of her adoptive CaucasianAmerican family, she still hasquestions.…The mother’s tendersupport not only reassures Elizabethbut will also benefit other adoptees,especially those from Third Worldcountries, as it reinforces the efforts ofall loving, adoptive parents.”— Booklist— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal— Award 2000— Notable Social Studies Trade Books— for Young People for 2001978-0-8075-5234-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Preschool-Grade 2Monster’s Birthday HiccupsVirginia MuellerFull color by Lynn Munsinger. “InHiccups, Monster gets the hiccups athis birthday party and submits to hisfriends and relatives’ sure cure ideas.…Recommended storytime choices foryoung children.”— Booklist (SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-5268-1 • $4.9524 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1991Preschool–Grade 1Moon Sandwich MomJennifer Richard JacobsonFull color by Benrei Huang. “…Rafferty’s quest for a mother moreto his liking will resonate with youngreaders who are sometimes deniedplaytime with their parents.…Therepetitive plot will enable them topredict what will happen to the youngfox as he tries living with each newfamily.”— School Library JournalPB 978-0-8075-4072-5 • $6.9524 pgs • 8 x 10 • 1999 • L.C.98-36352Preschool-Grade 1Morris and Buddy:The Story of the FirstSeeing Eye DogBecky HallFull color by Doris Ettlinger. “Fromfull-page illustrations to smallvignettes, nicely delineated drawingswarmed with color washes give thisslim volume an inviting look....A freshand engaging nonfiction choice.”— Booklist978-0-8075-5284-1 • $16.99 • 40 pgs7 x 9 • 2007 • Grades 2-5Muslim Child:Understanding Islamthrough Stories and PoemsRukhsana KhanIllus. by Patty Gallinger. “Thechild’s-eye view substantially increasesthe likelihood that non-Muslimreaders will be able to internalize andunderstand what the protagonistsare feeling and thinking, even if thereligious basis of those thoughts andemotions is unfamiliar.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-5307-7 • $16.99 • 104 pgs8.5 x 11 • 2002 • Grades 3-7My Big Sister Takes DrugsJudith VignaFull color by author. “…Vigna againconfronts a sensitive and timely issuefrom the child’s perspective.”— Booklist (Bulletin, SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-5316-9 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1990 • Grade K–3My Body Is PrivateLinda Walvoord GirardFull color by Rodney Pate. “Stressis on one’s right to privacy andthe importance of telling a parentor some other responsible adult.”RECOMMEND, — The Bulletin“This does a good job of clarifyingimportant information for children.”— Booklist (ALA, BCCB, SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-5319-0 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1984 • Preschool–Grade 3My Heart Is a Magic HouseJulie JacobsFull color by Bernadette Pons.“Brightly colored illustrations showa cozy, cluttered home and a warm,reassuring relationship between thepregnant mom and her child....If youneed another title in the genre, thisone will work nicely.”— School LibraryJournal978-0-8075-5335-0 • $16.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 1My Mom’s Having a Baby!Dori Hillestad ButlerFull color by Carol Thompson.“Numerous books are available toprepare soon-to-be siblings for thechanges that come with the arrivalof a new baby in the house. Butler’sgoes one better by candidly, andthoughtfully, responding to thequestion many such books ignore,‘How did that baby get there?’”— STARRED, BooklistHC 978-0-8075-5344-2 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-5348-0 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2005 • Preschool-Grade 3My Nights at the ImprovJan Siebold“Lizzie, an eighth-grader strugglingwith a move to a new town, feels asthough her voice is on 30-seconddelay....Improvisational theater isa fascinating topic that is not oftenrepresented in fiction for this agegroup; the concept is well covered inthis high-interest novel.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-5630-6 • $14.95 • 108 pgs6 x 9 • 2005 • Grades 6-9Nathan’s Wish: A Storyabout Cerebral PalsyLaurie LearsFull color by Stacey Schuett. “Nathanstruggles with cerebral palsy. Theplot centers around a wounded owlthat ends up in the care of the boy’sneighbor, Miss Sandy, a RaptorRehabilitator.... A preliminary noteprovides useful information aboutcerebral palsy.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-7101-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Grades 1-4Never Sell Yourself ShortStephanie RiggsFull color photos by Bill Youmans.“Josh has a medical condition calledachondroplasia, a type of dwarfism thatresults in short limbs and short stature.… Readers will find it heartening tosee this young man so well integratedinto all aspects of community life.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-5563-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Grades 1-5New Year Be Coming!A Gullah YearKatharine BolingFull color by Daniel Minter. “Thedistinctive poetry and flexible pronounsof the dialect still spoken by isolatedcommunities of African Americanson islands along the southern coastcome through in brief impressionisticdescriptions of each month...”— The Bulletin978-0-8075-5590-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Grades 2-5No Bad NewsKenneth ColeFull color photos by John Ruebartsch.“A trip to the barbershop turns aroundan African-American lad’s attitudetoward his neighborhood in thispurposeful but unpreachy debut....Cole, a clinical psychologist, speaksdirectly to the concerns of many youngpeople, and rightly suggests that realchange comes from within.”— Kirkus Reviews— 2002 Marion Vannett Ridgway —Honor bookPB 978-0-8075-5693-1 • $7.95 • 40 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2001 • Grades 2-6Nobody Knew What toDo: A Story about BullyingBecky Ray McCainFull color by Todd Leonardo. “...achild watches some boys in his classpick on Ray. He feels badly for Rayand is obviously uncomfortable, asare other kids who are watching thestruggle, but everyone is afraid tochallenge the bullies. Finally, the boytalks with his teacher, who alerts theprincipal, who steps in when the bulliesnext approach Ray.”— Booklist978-0-8075-5711-2 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Grades 1-4The No-Good Do-Good PiratesJim KraftFull color by Lynne Avril. CaptainSquint and his pirate crew spend theirdays doing evil deeds. When at last thegang is captured, the judge says theycan go free—if they do one good deedbefore sunset. But what’s a good deed?978-0-8075-5695-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades K-3Not in Room 204Shannon RiggsFull color by Jaime Zollars. “Thispicture book’s strength is in theforthrightness of its message andthe sensitivity of its presentation...This helpful picture book will raisechildren’s awareness of sexual abusewithout raising anxiety.”— STARRED, Booklist978-0-8075-5764-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Grades 1-4Not Yet, YvetteHelen KettemanFull color by Irene Trivas. “Yvette andher dad clean the house, bake a cake,buy presents and flowers, wrap theirgifts, and wait until Mom comes hometo yell, ‘Surprise…Happy Birthday!’…One of many recent picture booksdepicting black children in happyfamily settings, this will appeal to anychild old enough to enjoy secrets andsurprises.”— Booklist (K)PB 978-0-8075-5772-3 • $6.9524 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1992 • L.C.91-19608Preschool–Grade 2Octavius Bloom andthe House of DoomErik BrooksFull color by author. “Theneighborhood kids are afraid ofmysterious Priscilla O’Moore....Their new classmate, PinkertonJunior Detective Octavius Bloom,eagerly takes on the case...youngmystery fans are sure to enjoy thishumorous investigation.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-5820-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades 1-3Oh, That Cat!Norma SimonIllus. by Dora Leder. “Simon’saffectionate portrait of a pet cat willseem a comfortable tribute for readerswho also have felines around thehouse. Leder’s soft charcoal sketcheshave a warm, spontaneous quality asthey show a little black girl interactingwith her pet.”— Booklist978-0-8075-5919-2 • $15.99 • 32 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1986 • Preschool–Grade 4On Being SarahElizabeth Helfman“Sarah, 12, is confined to a wheelchair,with limited movement and nospeech, the result of cerebral palsy.Helfman supplies keen realismand compassionate descriptions ofthe girl’s response to physical andemotional frustration, and her heroineis both introspective and outwardlydetermined.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-6068-6 • $14.99 • 144 pgs6 x 8 • 1993 • L.C.92-28167 • Grades 5–9One Smart CookieJohn NezFull color by author. “Quickly pacedand high spirited, the engaging story isillustrated by cheerful illustrations withbright colors...With a fire safety lessonnear the story’s end, this picture bookwould be a good addition to any fireprevention unit...”— Booklist978-0-8075-6099-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Kindergarten-Grade 3One TV Blastingand a Pig OutdoorsDeborah Abbott and Henry KisorFull color by Leslie Morrill.“Humorous happenings and mishapsshow a man who views deafness not asa handicap, but as a challenge, and lendimmediacy to a topic that otherwisemight not capture the interest of mostchildren.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-6075-4 • $16.99 • 40 pgs8 x 9 • 1994 • Grades 2–61, 2, 3 for You and MeMeg GirnisFull color photos by Shirley LeamonGreen. “In a companion title to ABCfor You and Me (2000), the authorand photographer present appealingfull-color photographs of childrenwith Down syndrome, accompaniedby an array of familiar objects andinviting the viewer to count from oneto twenty....A useful and attractivecounting book that will appeal togeneral populations and special-needschildren as well.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6107-2 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Preschool–Grade 4On the Day His Daddy LeftEric J. Adams and KathleenAdamsFull color by Layne Johnson. “Guiltcolors Danny’s face on the day his dadmoves out of the house in preparationfor a divorce. ‘Is it my fault?’ Dannywrites on a piece of paper....Thisvaluable, therapeutic book speaksvolumes on a few thoughtful, brieflyworded pages, with Johnson’s caring,photographically realistic artworknot only mirroring the people andsurroundings in Danny’s life, but alsohis intense emotions.” — BooklistPICK OF THE LISTS, AmericanBooksellers AssociationHC 978-0-8075-6072-3 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-6073-0 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Grades K-4The Origami MasterNathaniel LachenmeyerFull color by Aki Sogabe. “A serenelesson about the futility of cages.Shima the Origami Master lives alonein the mountains. A warbler, nestingnearby, watches him at his craft. WhileShima sleeps, the warbler folds paperwith its claws and beak, creating anelephant, a dragon, and a spider—allbetter then Shima’s. Intrigued andperhaps jealous, Shima cages the birdand tries to force it to make moreorigami.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6134-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 2-432 www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -767533A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T


A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TSpring 2009Our Baby from China:An Adoption StoryNancy D’AntonioFull color photos by author.“D’Antonio turns her experienceadopting a Chinese baby into a photoalbum-like book, addressing herdaughter in the brief text and superimposingfull-color snapshots on awhite Chinese brocade. …A gentle,upbeat exploration of one form ofadoption.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6162-1 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 1997 • Preschool–Grade 2Our PrincipalPromised to Kiss a PigKalli Dakos and AliciaDesMarteauFull color by Carl DiRocco. “[the]principal, who will go to great lengthsto get her charges to read, has alreadypulled some odd stunts, though kissinga pig is an invitation to make a child’sheart sing.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6629-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Grades 2-5PassoverMiriam NerloveFull color by author. “In a warm andsimple style, Nerlove presents customsand a smattering of history relatedto (this) religious holiday. Told inrhyming verse, (the) book emphasizesthe ways families celebrate together;particularly the ways in which childrenparticipate. …A pleasant introductionto the holidays for the youngest familymembers.”— Publishers Weekly (ALA K)HC 978-0-8075-6360-1 • $14.95PB 978-0-8075-6361-8 • $5.95 • 24 pgs8.75 x 8 • 1989 • Preschool–Grade 1Peaceful Piggy MeditationKerry Lee MacLeanFull color by author. “MacLean, ameditation therapist, presents her casefor deep relaxation in terms pitchedstraight at kids: ‘Sometimes the worldcan be such a busy, noisy place’; that’swhy ‘it’s good to meditate.’”— BooklistHC 978-0-8075-6380-9 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2004 • Grades K-4Peaceful Piggy YogaKerry Lee MacLeanFull color by author. Who loves yoga?Everyone from ballerinas to footballplayers to moms and dads. Babies doyoga positions without even knowingit! From the author and illustrator ofPeaceful Piggy Meditation, this funand informative picture book guideshows kids—and piggies!—in classicyoga poses, complete with instructions.978-0-8075-6382-3 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Grades 1-4The Peanut-Free CaféGloria KosterFull color by Maryann Cocca-Leffler.“Allergies to peanuts can kill andKoster and Cocca-Leffler demonstratethese dangers with brightness andfeeling….The final note comes fromthe Jaffe Food Allergy Institute,an appropriate end for the onlybibliotherapeutic book about peanutallergies. An attractive package with aheavy mission that manages to keep itsbalance.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6386-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2006 • Grades 1-3Penny and the Punctuation BeeMoira DonohueFull color by Jenny Law. “Donohuefollows up Alfie the Apostrophe(2006), illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi,with another parade of animatepunctuation—featuring this timea Period, a Question Mark and anobnoxious Exclamation Point! RoundPenny and her slouching friendQuentin vow to beat bouncy Elsie bycreating more sentences correctly intheir school’s upcoming bee...Wieldingbroad brushes filled with what lookslike poster paint, Law fashions a brightworld populated by colorful, easilyrecognizable punctuation of all sorts.Will young readers enjoy this Periodof learning? You bet! For children(or, for that matter, parents) whoare still hazy on the uses of the threemarks, the author discusses types ofsentences in an explanatory afterword.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6477-6 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Grades 1-4The Perfect Piñata/La piñata perfectaKelli Kyle DominguezFull color by Diane Paterson. “A weekbefore her sixth birthday, Marisa’smother takes her to pick out a piñata.… In her debut work for children,Dominguez casts English and Spanishtext side-by-side to create a pleasingbilingual tale.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6495-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Grades K-3A Piece of the SkyDavid Patneaude“Following the discovery by Dr. JohnEvans of a valuable ten-ton meteoritein a remote area of mountainous PortOrford, Ore., in 1856, the modernconsequences swing from attemptedmurder motivated by greed to naturalwonder born by scientific curiosity....This exciting treasure hunt has all theelements of a thriller, and the gunwieldingbad guy on the trail of thefriends rocks the plot into hyper-mode.An entertaining light summer read.”—Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6536-0 • $15.99 • 194 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2007 • Grades 5-8Piggy Monday:A Tale about MannersSuzanne BloomFull color by author. “In this wickedlyhumorous tale about the importanceof manners, Bloom brings the readerinto Mrs. Hubbub’s classroom, wherethe children spend the day learningan unforgettable lesson in respect.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6529-2 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2001 • Grades K-4Pilgrim CatCarol Antoinette PeacockFull color by Doris Ettlinger. “Thischarming story of a feline stowawayaboard the Mayflower provides anapproachable introduction to theColonial period, even though Pouncethe cat and Faith, Pounce’s fellowpassenger and the story’s narrator, arefictional.”— BooklistHC 978-0-8075-6532-2 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-6533-9 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2004 • Grades 2-5Polar Bear, Why IsYour World Melting?Robert E. WellsFull color by author. In the Arctic,the summer ice is melting, makingit hard for polar bears and their cubsto survive. Why is the world gettingwarmer? The author shows why somuch carbon dioxide is going into theair and what we can do to help keepEarth cool.HC 978-0-8075-6598-8 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-6599-5 • $6.9932 pgs • 10.5 x 7 • 2008 • Grades 2-4Police CatEnid HinkesFull color by Wendy Rasmussen.“Hinkes tells a lively, engaging storyabout a heroic tabby, handsomelyrendered in appealing, realisticillustrations. A fine addition to thegrowing list of titles about workinganimals.” — BooklistPB 978-0-8075-5759-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Grades K-3A Portrait of SpottedDeer’s GrandfatherAmy LittlesugarFull color by Marlowe deChristopher.“Spotted Deer’s grandfather, MooseHorn, was once a famous warrior, buthe fears he will lose his spirit if heallows Medicine Painter to paint hisportrait.”— Booklist— Notable Children’s Trade Book in the— Field of Social Studies978-0-8075-6622-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1997 • L.C.96-2704 • Grades 2-5The Princesses Have a BallTeresa BatemanFull color by Lynne Cravath. “In anathletic twist on ‘The Twelve DancingPrincesses,’ these nocturnal royalsisters are dancing around a basketballcourt...Bateman’s verse uses wordplayand offers a fresh look at the belovedstory.”— School Library Journal— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal— Award 2003— Children’s Choices for 2003, CBC/IRAHC 978-0-8075-6626-8 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-6628-2• $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2002 • Grades 2-5Pumpkin JackWill HubbellFull color by author. “Tim loves thejack-o’-lantern he has carved, and hekeeps it long after Halloween. When itbegins to rot, he lays it in the garden,where it decomposes all winter....Thenarrative flows along naturally with theprogression of the pumpkin throughthe seasons. One of the best fictionalpicture books to follow the cycle of aplant, this would be a good choice forreading aloud.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-6666-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2000 • Grades K-3Queen Anne’s LaceJerome WexlerFull color photos by author. “LikeWexler’s Jack-in-the-Pulpit (1993),a lucid look at a familiar plantwith intriguing characteristics andadaptations.…Clear, informative colorphotos appear on each handsomespread. An excellent introduction tothe rewards of botany as exemplifiedby learning about a particularly lovelyspecies.” POINTER, — Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-6710-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1994 • L.C.93-29621 • Grades 1–5Red Berry WoolRobyn EversoleFull color by Tim Coffey. “A simple,sweet story about care, friendship,and literal-mindedness.…The bright,clear acrylics of Coffey’s debut arewonderfully textured, while the imagesare full of pattern and sunlight, ashomespun and decorative as a welllovedquilt. Funny, touching, andevocative.”— Kirkus ReviewsPICK OF THE LISTS, — AmericanBooksellers Association, 1999 Golden KiteHonor Plaque for Picture IllustrationPB 978-0-8075-6918-4 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 10 • 1999 • Grades K-3The Red Thread: AnAdoption Fairy TaleGrace LinFull color by author. “The illustrationsare painted in deeply rich colors andare imbued with details that lend afairy-tale ambiance. This is a splendidaddition to the adoption category, butperfectly wonderful for any readerwho likes stories that tug at theheartstrings.”— STARRED KirkusReviews978-0-8075-6922-1 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 3The Rich Man and the ParrotSuzan NadimiFull color by Ande Cook. “A timelessPersian folktale once told by thefamous thirteenth-century poet Rumiis retold again in this attractive picturebook....The triumph of the smalltrickster that outwits the powerfulauthority will have strong appeal forchildren.”— Booklist978-0-8075-5059-5 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Kindergarten-Grade 3Riddle-iculous MathJoan HolubIllus. by Regan Dunnick. “With verbalpuns, rhymes, and wild watercolorand-pencilcartoons, this book makesnumbers a hilarious part of schoolyardplay, from metric food fights and pizzafractions to the number of toenails inone kid’s family.”— Booklist978-0-8075-4996-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades 2-5Rock, Brock, andthe Savings ShockSheila BairFull color by Barry Gott. “I have fourgrandchildren—two of them Rocks,two Brocks—and without exception,they love Rock and Brock. Thisgrandparent, and also their parents,are meanwhile delighted to have thesavings message get across in sucha delightful way.”— Carol Loomis,Editor-at-Large for Fortune Magazine978-0-8075-7094-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Grades 2-5Rope BurnJan Siebold“To fulfill a school requirement,Richard, 11, redefines well-knownproverbs, then uses them as aframework to talk about the fears andfeelings unleashed by his parents’recent divorce and his move to anew neighborhood. …From the firstsentence to the last, the tone of thebook is engaging and true to life.”—Kirkus Reviews —2000-2001 Land ofEnchantment Master List978-0-8075-7109-5 • $13.95 •80 pgs5.5 x 8 • 1998 • L.C.97-30883Grades 4–7Round the Turkey:A Grateful ThanksgivingLeslie KimmelmanFull color by Nancy Cote. “Thisrhyming book nicely captures theThanksgiving tradition of takingturns expressing gratitude for eventsof the past year....An excellentchoice for families or teachers whowant to discuss the true meaning ofThanksgiving.”— Booklist978-0-8075-7131-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2002 • Grades K-3The Runaway LatkesLeslie KimmelmanFull color by Paul Yalowitz. “Thisthoroughly delightful story is a Jewishversion of the Gingerbread Man....Theillustrations are perfect for the story;the soft colors give everything a gentletouch and the rounded figures echothe runaway pancakes....Fun for all.”—Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-7176-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • LC 99-050900Preschool-Grade 2The Runaway ValentineTina CaseyFull color by Theresa Smythe.“A beautiful Valentine card learnshow scrap paper feels in thissentimental debut by Casey andSmythe.” — Publishers Weekly978-0-8075-7178-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2001 • Preschool-Grade 3Ryan RespectsThe Way I Act BooksVirginia KrollFull color by Paige Billin-Frye. “...arace at school results in name-callingwhen a classmate is last across thefinish line....When the tables areturned and his brother calls him“Cryin’ Ryan,” he realizes how hurtfulwords can be.....Color cartoons fillthe pages and enhance the mood ofthe texts. Young readers will relate tothe simple plots, which will generatediscussion.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-6946-7 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Kindergarten-Grade 3The Saddest TimeNorma SimonFull color by Jacqueline Rogers.“Observing that ‘many children growup without ever experiencing thereality of the death of a close friend orfamily member,’ Simon offers a way totalk to children about death, throughthree stories. …Simon achieves aneffective account of how friends andrelatives often respond when someonedies.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-7204-7 • $6.9540 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1986 • Grades 1–4The St. Patrick’s Day ShillelaghJanet NolanFull color by Ben F. Stahl. A shillelaghand family history are passed downfrom one generation to the next.“This heartwarming story, which alsocelebrates the art of storytelling, canbe enjoyed on St. Patrick’s Day and allyear round.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-7345-7 • $6.9510.75 x 8.5 • 2002 • Grades 2-5Samuel’s ChoiceRichard BerlethFull color by James Watling. “A youngblack slave in Brooklyn plays a heroicrole in the Battle of Long Island atthe start of the American Revolution.…Readers will enjoy the action andheroism in the story and the full-pagecolored ink-and-pencil illustrations.”— Booklist “If students say history isboring, give them this book.”— SchoolLibrary Journal (Bulletin, Kirkus, PW)978-0-8075-7218-4 • $16.99 • 40 pgs34 35www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -7675A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T


A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TSpring 20098 x 9 • 1990 • L.C 89-77186 • Grades 3–6Saying Goodbye to DaddyJudith VignaFull color by author. “Unlike manybooks on the theme for childrenthis age, which usually deal with thedeath of a pet, Vigna’s candid, tenderportrayal of the death of a parentis both more effective and moreuseful.”— Booklist (Kirkus, SLJ)978-0-8075-7253-5 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1991 • L.C.90-12757 • Grade K–2The Seven Chinese SistersKathy TuckerFull color by Grace Lin. “Good oldfashionedstorytelling distinguishesTucker’s thoroughly engaging taleof courage, individual talent, andteamwork. Lin...expertly capturesthe drama and humor of the storywith delightful paintings that reveallovely Chinese landscapes and aquirky, not-too-scary dragon.”— STARRED, BooklistHC 978-0-8075-7309-9 • $16.95PB 978-0-8075-7310-5 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2003 • Grades K–3Seven Spools of Thread:A Kwanzaa StoryAngela Shelf MedearisFull color by Daniel Minter. “Strikingwoodcuts and a resonant originalfolktale are the warp and weft ofthis understated, effective approachto Kwanzaa. Beginning with a briefdescription of the holiday’s originsand its seven principles, Medearisskillfully weaves these tenets into anentertaining story.”— STARRED, Publishers Weekly— STARRED, Kirkus Reviews— 2001 ALA Notable Book— 2001 Notable Honor Book for a Global— Society, International Reading Association— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum— Award 2001— 2001 Notable Social Studies Trade— Book for Young People, NCSS/CBCOn master reading lists in Missouri andLouisianaHC 978-0-8075-7315-0 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-7316-7 • $6.95 • 40 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • L.C.00-008101Grades 2–5Shannon and the World’sTallest LeprechaunSean CallahanFull color by Kathleen Kemly.Shannon is a stepdancer with abroken shoe. How can she ever winthe Saint Patrick’s Day stepdancingcontest? Enter Liam, the world’stallest leprechaun. A leprechaun grantswishes, right? But Liam not onlydoesn’t look like a leprechaun,he grants wishes in his own unusualway. Sean Callahan’s tale taps to alively finish.978-0-8075-7326-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 2-4Shanté Keys andthe New Year’s PeasGail Piernas-DavenportFull color by Marion Eldridge. “Inrhyming text and vibrant illustrations,this upbeat story celebrates family,community, and multiculturalism,highlighting an African-Americanfamily’s New Year’s food traditions,including ‘lucky’ black-eyed peas....The story, with abundant dialogue,is written in couplets, with all linesending in a long ‘e’ sound, andthe expressive art warmly portrayscharacters’ interactions in bright, richhues and lively detail.”— Booklist978-0-8075-7330-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Kindergarten-Grade 4Shelter Dogs: AmazingStories of Adopted StraysPeg KehretPhotos by Greg Farrar. “A caninecollective biography of eight dogs,this tells of critters adopted fromthe Seattle/King County HumaneAssociation that have gone ontohappier, sometimes even heroiclives…Youngsters will wish therewere more photographs than the oneblack-and white portrait per chapter,but they’ll still want to collar thisfor an undemanding doggy read.”RECOMMEND, —The Bulletin,— A 2000 Children’s Choice BookHC 978-0-8075-7334-1 • $15.99 • 144 pgsPB 978-0-8075-7336-5 • $6.956 x 8 • 1999 • L.C.98-34760 • Grades 3-8Sixteen Miles to SpringAndrew PelletierFull color by Katya Krenina.“Pelletier’s lovely and carefree story,supplied with Krenina’s lovely,iridescent art, tells of the coming ofspring, that special moment when theair imparts a noteof change.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-7388-4 • $16.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Grades 1-4Slow Days, Fast FriendsErik BrooksFull color by author. “This simplestory conveys several complexmessages about friendship, healing,and perspective....In the end, theyachieve a balance together.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-7437-9 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2005 • Kindergarten - Grade 3Small Camel Follows the StarRachel W. N. BrownFull color by Giuliano Ferri. “SmallCamel, the youngest in ‘wise andwealthy’ Balthazar’s corral, wants tojoin the latest caravan but worriesthat he can’t carry heavy loads like theothers. Balthazar, though, has set asidea light, little bundle for Small Camel:one special package....This title standsout because of its smoothly texturedmixed-media illustrations, which showboth animal characters as well as thecelestial sky and the sea of sand frominteresting perspectives. Small Camel’sdistinct, childlike personality willresonate with young listeners: ‘Are wethere yet?’”— Booklist978-0-8075-7453-9 • $16.95 • 32 pgs8.5 x 11 • 2007 • Kindergarten-Grade 3MORET I T L E SON...HolidaysUnder the Ramadan MoonChristmas for a KittenHappy 4th of July,Jenny Sweeney!Small Steps: The Year I GotPolio (10th Anniversary Edition)Peg Kehret“From a writer known for her fiction,a moving memoir about a 12-yearoldwho got polio in 1949 in Austin,Minnesota. … A simple, direct, andsometimes self-deprecating style ofwriting tenderly draws readers intoKehret’s experiences and the effects ofthe disease firsthand. Almost a halfcenturylater, this lovely book refocusesattention on what matters most: health,love of family, friends, determination,generosity, and compassion.” —POINTER, —Kirkus Reviews— STARRED, School Library Journal— 1997 ALA Notable Book— 1997 ALA Top Ten Quick Picks for— Reluctant Young Readers— 1996 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction— Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award— 1998-1999 Mark Twain AwardHC 978-0-8075-7459-1 • $16.99Original edition in paperback only!PB 978-0-8075-7458-4 • $6.95184 pgs • 6 x 8 • 1996 • Grades 3–8CLASSIC SERIESSnipp, Snapp, Snurra series by Maj LindmanSnipp, Snapp, and Snurr were threelittle boys who lived in Sweden.They had blue eyes and yellow curls,and they looked very much alike.Originally published in the US in the1940’s, these wholesome stories ofthree busy and independent childrencontinue to capture the imaginationof young readers today.…and the Big SurprisePB 978-0-8075-7490-4 • $6.95…and The Buttered BreadPB 978-0-8075-7491-1 • $6.95…and The GingerbreadPB 978-0-8075-7493-5 • $6.95…and The Red ShoesPB 978-0-8075-7496-6 • $6.95…and The ReindeerPB 978-0-8075-7497-3 • $6.95…and The Yellow SledPB 978-0-8075-7499-7 • $6.95…Learn to SwimPB 978-0-8075-7494-2 • $6.95Snow Day DanceWill HubbellFull color by author. “Hubbell’spaintings perfectly evoke a snowy vista,and the images of individual snowflakesare amazingly detailed. A closingsection elucidates how snow forms,explains the different shapes crystalscan take and introduces readers tosome snowy vocabulary. A wonderfulway to share the secret of engineeringa snow day with a class of children.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-7523-9 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2005 • Kindergarten - Grade 3Snow in JerusalemDeborah da CostaFull color by Ying-Hwa Hu andCornelius Van Wright. “Older childrenwith some knowledge of MiddleEast politics...will catch the deepermeaning. The idea that deeply rootedconflicts can as easily be resolved isunquestionably simplistic, but thebook’s optimism is appealing. Therealistically executed watercolor artcatches the strong emotional contentof the argument and conveys enoughdetail in dress and setting to establishthe boys’ cultural background whilestill making them part of the modernworld.” — BooklistPB 978-0-8075-7525-3 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 1-5Snowy, Blowy WinterBob RaczkaFull color by Judy Stead. Withrhyming text all the activities, tastes,and sights of winter are explored andcheerfully illustrated for young readers.978-0-8075-7526-0 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2008 • Grades P-1Someone Was WatchingDavid Patneaude“Mystery lovers will delight in thissuspenseful, realistic detective story.Thirteen-year-old David suspectsthat, perhaps, his baby sister had notdrowned at the family summer home,but has been kidnapped instead.…The story really works; readers won’tbe able to put it down.”— Booklist —1995-1996 South Dakota Prairie PasqueAward — 1997-1998 Utah Children’sBook AwardPB 978-0-8075-7532-1 • $6.95 • 224 pgsSomeplace to GoMaria TestaFull color by Karen Ritz. “The shelterwhere Davey and his family stay eachnight is not far from the mean streets,has bars on the windows, and you haveto wait in line to check in each eveningat eight, when the shelter opens.…thispicture book… is free from illusionsbut not without hope .” — The Bulletin978-0-8075-7524-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1996 • L.C.95-32022 • Grades 1–4Somewhere Today:A Book of PeaceShelley Moore ThomasFull color photos by Eric Futran.“Terribly earnest in her approachbut direct in intent, story-teller andschoolteacher Thomas writes simple,declarative sentences. …Each sentenceoccupies a full-page spread, with anumber of photographs of childrenillustrating the activity mentioned.”— BooklistHC 978-0-8075-7545-1 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-7544-4 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 1998 • L.C.97-27867 • Grades K–4The Spirit of Tío Fernando:A Day of the Dead StoryJanice LevyFull color by Morella Fuenmayor.Translated by Teresa Mlawler.“Including the traditional activities andimbued with an authentic sense of theMexican holiday, the warm, well-toldstory, provided in a bilingual format,will be welcomed as a picture bookfeaturing a child’s celebration of theDay of the Dead.…”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-7586-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1995 • Grades K–3Spring ThingsBob RaczkaFull color by Judy Stead. “Enlivenyour theme lists for seasons, spring,verbs, or just for fun with this cheerfulpicture book....Using a spring palette,Stead’s paintings add an entertainingelement and useful clarification to theactive text.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-7596-3 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 1Stacy Had a Little SisterWendie C. OldFull color by Judith Friedman. “YoungStacy has mixed emotions about thebirth of her new sister, Ashley. …Whenthe baby dies unexpectedly, a victim ofsudden infant death syndrome (SIDS),Stacy worries that somehow she maybe responsible or that SIDS may becontagious.”— Booklist978-0-8075-7598-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1995 • Preschool–Grade 3The Story about MeMiriam SchleinFull color by Kristina Stephenson.“Here’s a story that most childrenlove to hear over and over: snuggledtogether in a cozy chair, a grandmatells her granddaughter once againabout how much of a fuss everyone inthe family made while waiting for herto be born.”— Kirkus Reviews— Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal— Award 2005978-0-8075-7631-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Preschool–Grade 1Substitute GroundhogPat MillerFull color by Kathi Ember. “Thiswhimsical story is sure to please.Groundhog has come down with theflu just before his big day, so he has tohold auditions for substitute weathertellers.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-7643-4 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2006 • Kindergarten-Grade 3Sugar Was My Best Food:Diabetes and MeCarol Antoinette Peacock, AdairGregory and Kyle CarneyGregoryIllus. by Mary Jones. “In a voice sogenuine readers will think they arebeing directly addressed, 11-year-oldAdair Gregory describes his learning,at the age of 9, that he has diabetes.”— Booklist— 2000 Parents’ Choice Approved— Winner (Paperback version)HC 978-0-8075-7646-5 • $13.99PB 978-0-8075-7648-9 • $4.9556 pgs • 5.5 x 8 • 1998 • L.C.97-278696 x 8 • 1993 • Grades 6–936 www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -767537Grades 3–8CELEBRATINGALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANYYEARSINDEPENDENT CHILDREN’S PUBLISHERSupermomMick Manning and BritaGranströmFull color by authors. “A simple look atthe nurturing nature of and similaritiesbetween animal and human mothers.Supermoms come in many sizes andcolors, including 26 familiar animalsand women from a variety of ethnicgroups. ” — School Library Journal978-0-8075-7666-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs11.25 x 8.25 • 2001 • Preschool–Grade 3The Super SoybeanRaymond BialFull color photos by the author.“Readers will be amazed to learnhow much contact they have in theirdaily lives with soy; as Bial notes, theversatile bean is used in foods, plastics,medicines, fuels, inks, crayons, andzillions of other products....This willplug a gap in most collections andbe useful for assignments relatedto environment, food, economics,agriculture, and related topics.” —Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-7549-9 • $16.99 • 40 pgs10.75” x 8.5” • 2007 • Grades 3-6Tails of Spring BreakAnne Warren Smith“Everyone in Katie’s fourth-gradeclass, except her, is going away forspring break. Even her best friend,Sierra is going to Hawaii. ...AfterKatie offers to watch Sierra’s cat,China, for the vacation, she decidesto start her own pet-sitting business...This quick and light story is fun toread. The short chapters keep thenarrative moving and the action neverA N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T


Spring 2009lags.” — School Library Journal978-0-8075-6358-8 • $15.99 • 136 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2005 • Grades 2-5Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-7849-0 • $16.99 • 192 pgs7 x 9 • 1992 • L.C.90-29181 • Grades 4–8likeable Thomas in his own story.978-0-8075-7898-8 • $14.99 • 128 pgs6 x 8 • 1994 • L.C.93-38606 • Grades 2–4POINTER,— Kirkus ReviewsPB 978-0-8075-8007-3 • $6.9532 pgs • 8.5 x 11 • 1998 • Grades K and Up— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-8095-0 • $15.99 • 176 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2008 • Grades 4-7PB 978-0-8075-8309-8 • $6.9524 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1988 • L.C.87-25419Preschool–Grade 2HC 978-0-8075-8656-3 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-8657-0 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Grades K-3— The BulletinPB 978-0-8075-8695-2 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1989 • Grades 2–6A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S TTank Talbott’s Guide to GirlsDori Hillestad Butler“Butler’s follow-up to Trading Placeswith Tank Talbott is a satisfying, oftenhumorous read (Tank’s explanationsfor girls’ behavior are particularlycreative)...”978-0-8075-7761-5 • $15.99 • 135 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2006 • Grades 3-6Teeny Weeny BopMargaret Read MacDonaldFull color by Diane Greenseid.“Crafted from folkloric elements andpresented in a mix of bumptious proseand verse, this original story lendsitself equally well to reading or telling;either way, young audiences willclamor for more...”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-7992-3 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2006 • Preschool-Grade 3ThanksgivingMiriam NerloveFull color by author. “Sprightlywatercolors outlined in ink are full ofseasonal cheer. A pleasant introductionto the holidays for individuals andgroups.”— Booklist (Kirkus, SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-7817-9 $5.95 • 24 pgs8.75 x 8 1990 • Preschool–Grade 1Then I Think of GodMartha Whitmore HickmanFull color by Higgins Bond. “Severalyoung children recount a variety ofeveryday experiences that cause themto think about God....An attractivechoice for public libraries, religiousschools, or church libraries.”— Booklist978-0-8075-7847-6 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades K–4Theodore RooseveltTakes ChargeNancy Whitelaw“From the first sentence to the last,Whitelaw pens a clear and crediblepicture of an American hero whohas always been larger than life.”STARRED, —Booklist POINTER, —This Is the DreidelAbby LevineFull color by Paige Billin-Frye. “Asimple introduction to the Festival ofLights, told in rhymed couplets. ...Billin-Frye’s colored-pencil, acrylic,and gouache pictures illustrate therhyme in an appealing and childfriendlyway.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-7884-1 • $16.9932 pgs • 8 x 10 • 2003 • Preschool-Grade 1This Is the MatzahAbby LevineFull color by Paige Billin-Frye.“Through the experience of acontemporary boy and his extendedfamily, the team that produced ThisIs the Turkey and other holidaystories introduce Passover and what itmeans, using a simple, rhyming textand exuberant line-and-watercolorillustrations.”— Booklist978-0-8075-7885-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Preschool-Grade 2This Is the TurkeyAbby LevineFull color by Paige Billin-Frye. “Max,his family, and their neighbors share ahappy Thanksgiving in this appealingcompanion volume to This Is thePumpkin (1997). An excellent additionto Thanksgiving story hours.”— Booklist; PICK OF THE LISTS,American Booksellers AssociationPB 978-0-8075-7889-6 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Preschool-Grade 1Thomas Tuttle, Just in TimeBecky Thoman LindbergFull color by Nancy Poydar. Thomas,who appeared in the author’s earlierChelsea Martin stories, has big troublegetting his homework done. Fansof the earlier stories will enjoy theThree Names of MeMary CummingsFull color by Lin Wang. “A gentle,sensitive story of internationaladoption told through the eyesof a Chinese-American girl....Thewarmth and simplicity of this story,plus the positive message on adoption,should appeal to most readers.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-7903-9 • $15.95 • 40 pgs6 x 8 • 2006 • Grades 3-8The Thunderstruck StorkDavid J. OlsonFull color by Lynn Munsinger.“Munsinger is right at home depictingthe preposterous parental scenes.Her comic illustrations play upthe rhyming silliness with amusingdetails; spiders spinning wispy vinesfor their baby monkey to swing on;sharks teaching their baby chickensto swim. Preschoolers will giggle atthe mismatched families, and parentswill appreciate the message that theirchildren are treasured no matter whatthey are.”— Booklist978-0-8075-7910-7 • $15.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 2To Be A DrumEvelyn ColemanFull color by Aminah Brenda LynnRobinson. “The drum is a mythopoeticsymbol that links people totheir African roots and to the rhythmof the earth, or so Daddy Wes tellshis children, Mat and Martha. …the energetic montages bustle withmulti-textured backgrounds andfigures, employing cloth, cotton,old buttons, sisal, wool, clay, andmore, in theatrical, pulsing settings.”Tom Goes to KindergartenMargaret WildFull color by David Legge.“Tomcan’t wait to join the cubs buildingspaceships and making monstersin kindergarten. When the big dayarrives, however, the young pandasuddenly finds he doesn’t want hisparents and Baby to leave him, andhis understanding teacher, Mrs. PolarBear, invites the whole family to spendthe day. ”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-8012-7 • $16.99 • 32 pgs11.5 x 9 • 2000 • Preschool-Grade 1Trading Placeswith Tank TalbottDori Hillestad Butler“Jason is miserable. He’s being forcedto learn to swim when he’d ratherwrite a horror-film script featuringhis sister as the monster. To makematters worse, a staff person at theRec Center mistakes him for Tank,the neighborhood bully. This givesJason an idea: he’ll take Tank’s dancelessons for him, and Tank will take hisswimming lessons.”— School Library Journal— 2005-2006 Volunteer State—Book Award Intermediate Master— Reading List— 2006 Sequoyah Children’s Book— Award Master ListHC 978-0-8075-1708-6 • $15.955.5 x 8 • 2003 • Grades 3–6The Truth aboutTruman SchoolDori Hillestad Butler“Told from multiple perspectives as acompilation of the points of view of allinvolved, this is an exercise in ethicsand morality, particularly pertinentgiven the power of the Internet....thisis a realistic portrayal of the negativeinfluence of bullying, cliques, and peerpressure as they might affect tweensinside and outside the online world.”Turkey Monster ThanksgivingAnne Warren Smith“Katie’s reasonably contented withher haphazard life with her father andlittle brother, until classmate ClairePlummer starts bragging about theperfect Thanksgiving she and herfather are planning...This is a likableand accessible story, suitable as a readaloud or an easygoing read alone whenholiday frenzy strikes.”— The Bulletin978-0-8075-8125-4 • $14.95 • 112 pgs5.5 x 8 • 2003 • Grades 2-5Two of EverythingLily Toy HongFull color by author. Mr. and Mrs.Haktak’s new brass pot is amazing—everything that goes into it comes outdouble! “There’s a pleasing wholenessabout this book that’s characteristicof the best picture books; the text andillustrations combine seamlessly topresent a total story. …Retold withverve and gentle humor this Chinesefolktale could become a read-aloudfavorite.” — STARRED, Booklist— STARRED, School Library Journal— STARRED, The Horn Book— 100 Picture Books Everyone Should— Know, The New York Public Library978-0-8075-8157-5 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 1993 • Grades K–3Under the Ramadan MoonSylvia WhitmanFull color by Sue Williams. A lyricalstory introducing Ramadan—a timefor reflection and ritual with familyand friends. During this time Muslimspray, fast, and help those in need.978-0-8075-8304-3 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades P-2Underwear!Mary Elise MonsellFull color by Lynn Munsinger.“Children will be unable to resistZachary and Orfo as they cavort in thetrees with underwear donned as hatsand numerous pairs trailing from theirlimbs. Sheer frivolous fun.”— School Library Journal“A great read-aloud choice.”Under Your Skin:Your Amazing BodyMick Manning and Brita GrandströmFull color by authors. “This colorfulbook on the human body features boldartwork and simple explanations. Eachdouble-page spread briefly presentsa topic with a catchy heading such as‘Rumbly tummy’ (the digestive system)or ‘On the move!’ (bones and muscles)and a vertical half-page that oftenshows parts of the body from both theoutside and the inside....The breezytone of the writing is as appealingas the brightly colored pages andaccessible artwork....this offers achild-friendly introduction to thebody.”— Booklist978-0-8075-8313-5 • $16.99 • 24 pgs8.5 x 11.5 • 2007 • Grades 1-4Waiting for Benjamin:A Story about AutismAlexandra Jessup AltmanFull color by Susan Keeter. Alexander’slittle brother, Benjamin, doesn’t dothings the way Alexander thinks heshould. When Benjamin’s family learnsthat he has autism, they hire specialteachers to teach him how to listen,talk and play. Alexander is glad—hewants Benjamin to grow up faster.978-0-8075-7364-8 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Grades 2-4Wanda’s MonsterEileen SpinelliFull color by Nancy Hayashi. “Awonderfully insouciant approach totaking care of those pesky critters thatlurk in closets. ... Spinelli addressesa common childhood dilemma withpanache and wit.”— Kirkus Reviews— 2003-2004 Kentucky Bluegrass— Award Master List— 2004-2005 Arkansas Diamond— Primary Book Award Master List— CCBC Choices 2003Waynetta and the Cornstalk:A Texas Fairy TaleHelen KettemanFull color by Diane Greenseid. “ThisWild West version of Jack and theBeanstalk is sure to have readersbreaking out their ten gallon hats andasking for some southwestern fare....There’ll be a showdown at any librarynot stocking this title.”— Kirkus Reviews978-0-8075-8687-7 • $16.95 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Grades K-3The Way Mothers AreMiriam SchleinFull color by Joe Lasker. “Schlein andLasker come together for a new editionto celebrate their 1963 book’s thirtiethanniversary. …The big change hereis in the artwork…the pictures arenow gentle watercolors with softenedlines, presented in effective doublepagespreads. Libraries that still own theoriginal will want to replace it with thisnew, more attractive edition.” — BooklistPB 978-0-8075-8690-7 • $6.9532 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1993 • Preschool–Grade 2The Way We Do It in JapanGeneva Cobb IijimaFull color by Paige Billin-Frye.Gregory’s family is transferred toJapan. “They pack up and move andGregory learns that the language,money, food, and traffic flow are alldifferent. … This friendly story ofacceptance in a new situation willalso serve as a good introduction tochildren learning about this culture.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-7822-3 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Grades K-4We Adopted You,Benjamin KooLinda Walvoord GirardFull color by Linda Shute. “It mightseem ambitious to tackle in one shortbook such major themes as adjustmentto adoption, cultural adaptability,sibling relationships, and prejudice.Girard handles this with aplomb, andmakes Ben’s voice both childlike andconvincing.” RECOMMEND,We Came from VietnamMariel StanekPhotos by Wm. 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WellsFull color by author. “Offering a quicktrip through time, this book managesto boggle the mind in a way that isstimulating rather than confusing....Presenting its information in achild-friendly manner, this picturebook makes a good addition to sciencecollections.” — BooklistHC 978-0-8075-8831-4 • $16.99PC 978-0-8075-8832-1 • $6.95 • 32 pgs10.5 x 7 • 2004 • Grades 2-5What’s Smaller Thana Pygmy Shrew?Robert E. WellsFull color by author. “Wells introducesa challenging concept in a way thatwill entertain and intrigue youngchildren.”— Booklist — OutstandingScience Trade Book for 1996— Booklist (PW)38 www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -767539A N N O T A T E D B A C K L I S T


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Sometimes a bunny feelsangry—especially if someone is teasingor if Mom is paying more attentionto the new baby in the family.…Theillustrations are comical and gentle.”—BooklistHC 978-0-8075-8888-8 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-8897-0 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2000 • Preschool-Grade 1When I FeelGood about MyselfThe Way I Feel BooksCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Kathy Parkinson.“The book could serve as a reminderof the importance of treating oneselfand others with respect.”— SchoolLibrary JournalHC 978-0-8075-8887-1 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-8901-4 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Preschool-Grade 1When I Feel JealousThe Way I Feel BooksCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Kathy Parkinson.“Jealousy is defined as a ‘prickly, hot,horrible feeling’ that everyone has.Children will be reassured to see thatwhat they experience is universal andcan be handled.”— School LibraryJournalHC 978-0-8075-8886-4 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-8902-1 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Preschool-Grade 1When I Feel SadThe Way I Feel BooksCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Kathy Parkinson. “Anexcellent note to parents and teachersprecedes this story, in which a guineapig lists situations that cause her tofeel sad.”— School Library Journal —Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal —Award 2003HC 978-0-8075-8891-8 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-8899-4 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 1When I Feel ScaredThe Way I Feel BooksCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Kathy Parkinson. “Thiswell-conceived volume by the writerof When I Feel Angry deals sensitivelywith children’s fears. ... The short,well-reasoned narrative, childcenteredpoint of view, and practicalsuggestions make this a good choicefor preschoolers.”— BooklistHC 978-0-8075-8890-1 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-8900-7 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2002 • Preschool-Grade 1When I Miss YouThe Way I Feel BooksCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Kathy Parkinson. “Whileacknowledging anger and sadness, thetext and illustrations show the littleguinea pig moving beyond her initialdespondency into play, laughter, andgood times...Few picture books dealwith this common childhood trial insuch a helpful way, acknowledging theemotions and providing reassurance.”—Booklist, —Oppenheim Toy PortfolioGold Seal Award 2005PB 978-0-8075-8903-8 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2004 • Preschool-Grade 1When Mommy Is SickFerne Sherkin-LangerFull color by Kay Life.“A heart wrenching picture bookdepicting what life is like for a younggirl whose mother is often hospitalizedwith a chronic illness. …The authordoes a good job of conveyingthe conflicting emotions the girlexperiences as she awaits her mother’sreturn home.”— Booklist978-0-8075-8894-9 • $15.99 • 24 pgs8 x 9 • 1995 • Preschool–Grade 3When PoseyPeeked at ChristmasAnn DixonFull color by Anne Kennedy. Poseyloves Christmas, especially thepresents! One afternoon, when she’salone, Posey picks up a present andlifts the wrapping just a little…978-0-80705-8919-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8.5 x 11 • 2008 • Grades K-3White Socks OnlyEvelyn ColemanFull color by Tyrone Geter. “Awonderful, touching story of a littlegirl who goes to town by herself to seeif it is really possible to fry an egg onthe sidewalk on a hot day, and endsup striking a blow against bigotry.…Terrific illustrations perfectlycomplement the well-written story.”PICK OF THE LISTS, AmericanBookseller, — 1996 SmithsonianMagazine Notable Book for ChildrenPB 978-0-8075-8956-4 • $6.95 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1996 • Grades K–4Who Is a Stranger andWhat Should I Do?Linda Walvoord GirardFull color by Helen Cogancherry.“The title specifies two questionsmuch on the minds of children andtheir parents these days. Girard’sanswers are nonscary, specific, andpractical; they form a very useful basison which parents can address the topicwith their children comfortably. …thisis perhaps the best treatment of thesubject presently available for youngchildren.” STARRED, — Booklist(BCCB, Parent’s Choice, SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-9016-4 • $5.95 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1985 • L.C.84-17313 • Grades 2–6Who Loves the Fall?Bob RaczkaFull color by Judy Stead. “In catchyrhyme, Raczka celebrates the smells,tastes, holidays, experiences, andchanges in nature that make the fallspecial....The brightly colored, welldesignedillustrations pulsate withenergy, movement, and charm. Theyfeature multicultural characters whooften assume nontraditional roles,such as the girl who plays football....this is a strong choice for units on fall,one that will prompt discussions aboutwhy children love the season.”— School Library Journal978-0-8075-9037-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs10.75 x 8.5 • 2007 • Preschool-Grade 1Will There Be a Lap for Me?Dorothy CoreyFull color by Nancy Poydar. “Witha new baby coming, Kyle loses hisspecial place—Mother’s lap is gettingsmaller. …the book is wholesome andappealing and has the added dividendfor many collections that the charactersare African-Americans.”— Kirkus ReviewsHC 978-0-8075-9109-3 • $15.99PB 978-0-8075-9110-9 • $6.9524 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1992 • Preschool–Grade 1Will You Be My Valenswine?Teresa BatemanFull color by Kristina Stephenson.Poor Polly piglet searches all overthe barnyard, but can’t find theperfect valenswine. She’s just aboutto give up, but is it possible that theright valenswine was under her snoutall along?HC 978-0-8075-9195-6 • $16.99PB 978-0-8075-9196-3 • $6.95 • 24 pgs8 x 10 • 2005 • Preschool-Grade 2Will You ComeBack for Me?Ann TompertFull color by Robin Kramer. “WhenMom starts to help Dad in his office,it’s time for four-year-old Suki to try‘school’. …This ingenious, therapeuticstory is told naturally and withaffection.”— Kirkus ReviewsPB 978-0-8075-9113-0 • $6.9532 pgs • 8.75 x 8 • 1988L.C.87-37258 • Preschool–KindergartenYankee Doodle Riddles:American History FunJoan HolubIllus. by Elizabeth Buttler. “Disguisedas an entertaining book of riddles, thisbroad overview of American historysneaks in dates, places, and peoplein a ‘test your knowledge’ format. ...A unique reinforcement of facts forstudents who love wordplay with theirlearning.”— Booklist978-0-8075-9260-1 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2003 • Grades 2-5Yikes—Lice!Donna CaffeyFull color by Patrick Girouard. “Here’sa book that library patrons hope theywill never need. But if their childrencome home from the school or daycare center with head lice, it’s the bookthey will want.”— Booklist,— Science Books and Films Best Books— for Children 1999PB 978-0-8075-9375-2 • $5.9524 pgs • 8 x 10 • 1998 • Preschool–Grade 5You Go AwayDorothy CoreyFull color by Diane Paterson.“...reissued in a larger format withbright, clearly defined line-andwatercolorillustrations, this picturebook will be a welcome addition (orreplacement copy) for collectionsserving young children.”— BooklistPB 978-0-8075-9443-8 • $6.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 2008 • Preschool–KindergartenYour Body Belongs to YouCornelia Maude SpelmanFull color by Teri Weidner. “Spelmandoes a good job of introducing thedifficult subject of sexual abuse tovery young children. …A good, solidbook on the subject and one of the fewappropriate for this age group.” —BooklistPB 978-0-8075-9473-5 • $6.9524 pgs • 8 x 9 • 1997 • L.C.97-1787Preschool-Grade 1You’re a Brother,Little Bunny!Maribeth BoeltsFull color by Kathy Parkinson.“Children who know Little Bunnyfrom his previous books will expectthis young Everybunny to reflecttheir own concerns as he deals withhis newest challenge. And he does.… Kindness infuses both writing andartwork in this supportive book forsiblings of babies.”— Booklist978-0-8075-9446-9 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8.75 x 8 • 2001 • Preschool-KindergartenYou Were Born on YourVery First BirthdayLinda Walvoord GirardFull color by Christa Kieffer. “Veryyoung children just beginning toponder the question of where theycame from will be well served in thisgentle introduction to pregnancy andbirth.”— Booklist (SLJ)PB 978-0-8075-9456-8 • $5.95 • 32 pgs8 x 9 • 1983 • L.C.82-13700Preschool–Grade 3Z Is for ZombieMerrily KutnerFull color by John Manders. “Theseclever couplets featuring spookyscenes and creatures of the night aregreat for reading aloud anytime butwill prove especially popular duringthe Halloween season.…A qualitybook for younger children wanting toget in the holiday spirit.”— BooklistA 2000 Children’s Choice Book978-0-8075-9490-2 • $16.99 • 32 pgs8 x 10 • 1999 • Grades 1-4MORET I T L E SON...Siblings & FamilyA Baby’s Comingto Your HouseDad and Me in the MorningGrandmama’s PrideJust Like Home/Comoen Mi TierraMy Mom’s Having a Baby!The Red Thread:An Adoption Fairy TaleThe Seven Chinese SistersStacy Had a Little SisterStill haven’t found the perfect book?Please turn the page for a comprehensivelisting of all our titles, authors, and conceptbooks. 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Spring 2009T I T L E I N D E XABCTITLE INDEXABC for You and Me........................... 20Abby’s Asthma and the Big Race.......... 15Abe Lincoln Loved Animals................... 20Adoption Is for Always........................ 20The Adventures of Benny & Watch.19After Charlotte’s Mom Died........... 32, 49Alexandra Hopewell, Labor Coach....... 20Alfie the Apostrophe............................ 20All Alone after School......................... 20All Families Are Special....................... 20All Kinds of Children............................ 20All Kinds of Families............................. 21The Alphabet War............................... 21Amazing Apples.................................. 21An Apple for Harriet Tubman............... 21Apple Countdown............................... 10Apples Here!....................................... 41April Foolishness................................. 21Armadilly Chili.................................... 21At Daddy’s on Saturdays..................... 21Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage.... 21Atomic Ace (He’s Just My Dad)............ 21Autism and Me: Sibling Stories.........12-13A Baby Born in Bethlehem.................... 21A Baby’s Coming to Your House!.......... 21The Barking Mouse.............................. 21Bat’s Big Game................................... 21The Bear Hug...................................... 21Becky the Brave.................................. 21Belva Lockwood Wins Her Case........... 22Ben, King of the River.......................... 22Best Friend on Wheels......................... 22The Best of Both Nests......................... 22The Best Single Mom in the World........ 22Billy and the Big New School............... 22Birthday Zoo....................................... 22Black Like Kyra, White Like Me............ 22Black, White, Just Right!....................... 22The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes........... 22The Boxcar Children Mysteries...16-19The Boxcar Children Paperback Bookcase.19Boy, You’re Amazing!.......................... 22Brave, Brave Mouse............................ 22Bravery Soup...................................... 22Brianna Breathes Easy......................... 23Bugs in My Hair?!................................ 23The Bully Blockers Club........................ 23A Bus of Our Own............................... 23A Button in Her Ear.............................. 23Callie Cat, Ice Skater........................... 23The Can-Do Thanksgiving..................... 23Can You Count to a Googol?............... 23The Cat Who Came for Tacos............... 23Celebrate! It’s Cinco de Mayo!............ 23Christmas............................................ 23Christmas at the Top of the World......... 23Christmas for a Kitten........................... 23The Christmas Menorahs:How a Town Fought Hate.................. 23Cinderdog and the Wicked Stepcat...... 24Colder Than Ice................................... 24Come with Me on Halloween............... 24Cristina Keeps a Promise...................... 24The Curse of Rafferty McGill................ 24DEFGDad and Me in the Morning................. 24Daddies Give You Horsey Rides............ 24Daisy and the Girl Scouts..................... 24Damon, Pythias, and theTest of Friendship................................ 9Deadly Drive....................................... 24Dear Daddy........................................ 24Did a Dinosaur Drink this Water?.......... 24Dinosaur Starts School........................... 5Dirt Boy.............................................. 24Doing Time Online............................... 24Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds?...... 24Do Pirates Take Baths?......................... 24Dry Days, Wet Nights.......................... 25Eaglet’s World.................................... 25Easter................................................. 25The Empress and the Silkworm............. 25Even Little Kids Get Diabetes................ 25A Family That Fights............................. 25Famous Seaweed Soup........................ 25Farm Flu............................................. 25A Father’s Day Thank You.................... 25Finding a Job for Daddy...................... 25Fire Diary........................................... 25The First Day of Winter........................ 25The First Marathon:The Legend of Pheidippides............... 25Five Pages a Day: A Writer’s Journey... 25Flicka, Ricka, Dicka...and the Big Red Hen......................... 26...and Their New Friend....................... 26...and the Little Dog............................. 26...and the New Dotted Dresses............. 26...and the Strawberries........................ 26...and the Three Kittens........................ 26...Bake a Cake.................................... 26Forgiving a Friend............................... 26The Fragile Frog.................................. 26Framed in Fire..................................... 26The Frog with the Big Mouth................ 26Gertrude Chandler Warnerand the Boxcar Children................... 26The Gifts of Kwanzaa.......................... 26Girl, You’re Amazing!.......................... 26Go Home! The True Storyof James the Cat............................... 26Golden Delicious:A Cinderella Apple Story................. 26Good Citizen Sarah............................. 26Good Neighbor Nicholas.................... 26Grandma Lena’s Big Ol’ Turnip............ 26Grandmama’s Pride............................. 27Grandma’s Gone to Live in the Stars.... 27Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher.............. 27The Great Math Tattle Battle................. 27Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!.... 27The Groundhog Day Bookof Facts and Fun............................... 27Guns: What You Should Know.............. 27Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey........................ 27HIJKLMThe Halloween Book of Facts and Fun... 27The Halloween Queen......................... 27Hamster Camp: How Harry Got Fit....... 27Hana’s Suitcase................................... 27Hanukkah........................................... 27The Happy Birthday Mystery................ 27Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney!...... 28Hats!................................................... 28Haunting at Home Plate....................... 28Holiday Books..................................... 28Honest Ashley..................................... 28The House in the Meadow................... 28How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings?.28How Do You Know What Time It Is?...... 28How Do You Lift a Lion?....................... 28How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50to Visit the Statue of Liberty............... 28Hunting the Daddyosaurus................... 28Hurricane Wolf.................................... 28I Am a Home Schooler......................... 28Ian’s Walk.......................................... 28I Can! Can You?.................................. 28I Can’t Stop!....................................... 29If I Ran for President............................ 29If I Were President............................... 29I Remember Abuelito:A Day of the Dead Story.................. 29I’m Tougher Than Diabetes!.................. 29Isabel’s Car Wash............................... 29Is a Blue Whale the BiggestThing There Is?................................. 29It’s Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over!.29I Was So Mad!.................................... 29I Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much..... 29Jason’s Miracle: A Hanukkah Story...... 29Jason Takes Responsibility.................... 29Jungle Halloween................................ 30Just Like Home..................................... 30Kathy’s Hats........................................ 30Laney’s Lost Momma........................... 30The Last Man’s Reward........................ 30The Leprechaun in the Basement........... 30The Lion Who Had Asthma................... 30Littlebat’s Halloween Story................... 30Little Bunny’s Cool Tool Set.................. 30Little Bunny’s Preschool Countdown...... 30Little Elephant’s Trunk.......................... 30Little Rooster’s Diamond Button............ 30Looking after Louis.............................. 30Looking for Easter............................... 31Looking for Sleepy............................... 31Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom.. 31Lucy and the Bully............................... 31Mabela the Clever............................... 31Makayla Cares about Others............... 31Making Chinese Papercuts................... 31Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce........ 31The Man Who Named the Clouds........ 31Megan’s Birthday Tree........................ 3142 43www.albertwhitman.com 800-255 -7675NOPQMei-Mei Loves the Morning.................. 31The Memory Box................................. 31The Memory Cupboard....................... 31Mississippi Going North....................... 31Mr. Pak Buys a Story........................... 31Mr. Tanen’s Ties.................................. 31Mr. Tanen’s Ties Rule!.......................... 32Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble........................ 32Mr. Worry.......................................... 32Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah...... 32Molly Rides the School Bus.................. 32Mommy Far, Mommy Near.................. 32Monster Goes to School...................... 32Monster’s Birthday Hiccups.................. 32Moon Sandwich Mom......................... 32Morris and Buddy............................... 32Muslim Child....................................... 32My Big Sister Takes Drugs.................... 32My Body Is Private.............................. 32My Heart Is a Magic House................. 32My Mom’s Having a Baby!.................. 32My Nights at the Improv...................... 32Nathan’s Wish:A Story about Cerebral Palsy............ 32Never Sell Yourself Short..................... 33New Year Be Coming! A Gullah Year.. 33No Bad News..................................... 33Nobody Knew What to Do.................. 33The No-Good Do-Good Pirates............. 33Not in Room 204................................. 33Not Yet, Yvette.................................... 33Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom.33Oh, That Cat!...................................... 33On Being Sarah.................................. 33One Smart Cookie............................... 33One TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors.... 331, 2, 3 for You and Me........................ 33On the Day His Daddy Left.................. 33The Origami Master............................ 33Our Baby from China:An Adoption Story........................... 34Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig..... 34The Outer Space Mystery.................... 34Passover............................................. 34Peace Week in Miss Fox’s Class............. 6Peaceful Piggy Meditation.................... 34Peaceful Piggy Yoga............................ 34The Peanut-Free Café........................... 34Penny and the Punctuation Bee............. 34The Perfect Piñata/La piñata perfecta... 34A Piece of the Sky............................... 34Piggy Monday: A Story about Manners.34Pilgrim Cat.......................................... 34Polar Bear, Why Is Your World Melting?.3 4Police Cat........................................... 34A Portrait of Spotted Deer’s Grandfather.3 4The Princess and the Peanut Allergy...... 14The Princesses Have a Ball................... 34Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew... 10Pumpkin Jack...................................... 35Queen Anne’s Lace............................. 35RSTRed Berry Wool.................................. 35The Red Thread:An Adoption Fairytale...................... 35The Rich Man and the Parrot................ 35Riddle-iculous Math............................. 35Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock..... 35Rope Burn........................................... 35Round the Turkey................................. 35The Runaway Latkes............................ 35The Runaway Valentine........................ 35Ryan Respects..................................... 35The Saddest Time................................ 35The St. Patrick’s Day Shillelagh............. 35Sam Makes Trouble............................. 35Samuel’s Choice.................................. 35Saying Goodbye to Daddy.................. 36The Seven Chinese Sisters.................... 36Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story..36Shannon and the World’sTallest Leprechaun............................ 36Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas.. 36Shelter Dogs: Amazing Storiesof Adopted Strays............................ 36Sixteen Miles to Spring........................ 36Slow Days, Fast Friends....................... 36Small Camel Follows the Star............... 36Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio.......... 36Snipp, Snapp, Snurr...and the Big Surprise......................... 36...and the Buttered Bread..................... 36...and the Gingerbread........................ 36...and the Red Shoes............................ 36...and the Reindeer.............................. 36...and the Yellow Sled.......................... 36...Learn to Swim.................................. 36Snow Day Dance................................. 37Snow in Jerusalem............................... 37Snowy, Blowy Winter........................... 37Someone Was Watching...................... 37Someplace to Go................................ 37Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace.... 37The Spirit of Tío Fernando.................... 37Spring Things...................................... 37Stacy Had a Little Sister....................... 37Stay Away from Rat Boy!..................... 15The Story about Me............................. 37Substitute Groundhog.......................... 37Sugar Was My Best Food:Diabetes and Me.............................. 37The Summer Camp Mystery................. 37Summer Wonders.................................. 8Supermom.......................................... 37The Super Soybean............................. 37Tails of Spring Break............................ 37Tank Talbott’s Guide to Girls................ 38Teeny Weeny Bop............................... 38Thanksgiving....................................... 38Then I Think of God............................. 38Theodore Roosevelt Takes Charge........ 38This Is the Dreidel................................ 38This Is the Matzah............................... 38This Is the Turkey................................. 38Thomas Tuttle, Just in Time.................... 38UWYZThe Three Little Gators........................... 4Three Names of Me............................. 38The Thunderstruck Stork....................... 38To Be a Drum...................................... 38Tom Goes to Kindergarten................... 38Trading Places with Tank Talbott........... 38The Truth about Truman School............. 38Turkey Monster Thanksgiving................ 39Two of Everything............................... 39Under the Ramadan Moon................... 39Underwear! ....................................... 39Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body... 39Waiting for Benjamin........................... 39Wanda’s Monster................................ 39Waynetta and the Cornstalk................. 39The Way I Act Books...........................24, 26, 28-29, 31, 35The Way I Feel Books...................... 40The Way Mothers Are......................... 39The Way We Do It in Japan................. 39We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo.......... 39We Came from Vietnam....................... 39What’s Faster Thana Speeding Cheetah?....................... 39What’s Older Than a Giant Tortoise?.... 39What’s Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?.. 39When Autumn Falls.............................. 40When Cows Come Home for Christmas.40When Daddy’s Truck Picks Me Up........ 40When Dad’s at Sea............................. 40When I Care about Others................... 40When I Feel Angry.............................. 40When I Feel Good about Myself........... 40When I Feel Jealous............................ 40When I Feel Sad.................................. 40When I Feel Scared............................. 40When I Miss You................................. 40When Mommy Is Sick.......................... 40When Posey Peeked at Christmas......... 40White Socks Only................................ 40Who Is a Stranger and WhatShould I Do?.................................... 40Who Loves the Fall?............................. 41Why Am I Different?............................ 41A Wild Father’s Day.............................. 7Will There Be a Lap for Me?................ 41Will You Be My Valenswine?................ 41Will You Come Back for Me?............... 41Yankee Doodle Riddles....................... 41Yikes—Lice!.......................................... 41You Go Away..................................... 41Your Body Belongs to You.................... 41You’re a Brother, Little Bunny!.............. 41You Were Bornon Your Very First Birthday............... 41Z Is for Zombie.................................... 41T I T L E I N D E X


Spring 2009A U T H O R I N D E XAUTHOR INDEXAbbott, Deborah and Henry KisorOne TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors.33Adams, Eric J. and Kathleen AdamsOn the Day His Daddy Left............. 33Adorjan, CarolI Can! Can You?.................................. 28Alexander, ClaireLucy and the Bully............................... 31Altman, Alexandra JessupWaiting for Benjamin:A Story about Autism........................... 39Anholt, LaurenceBilly and the Big New School.......... 22Bahr, MaryThe Memory Box............................ 31Bair, SheilaIsabel’s Car Wash............................... 29Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock..... 35Baker, Sanna AndersonMississippi Going North....................... 31Bateman, TeresaApril Foolishness................................. 21The Bully Blockers Club........................ 23Damon, Pythias, and theTest of Friendship................................ 9Farm Flu............................................. 25The Frog with the Big Mouth................ 26Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey........................ 27Hamster Camp: How Harry Got Fit. 27Hunting the Daddyosaurus................... 37The Princesses Have a Ball................... 34Will You Be My Valenswine?................ 41Benderly, Beryl LieffJason’s Miracle: A Hanukkah Story...... 29Berleth, RichardSamuel’s Choice.................................. 35Bernstein, Sharon CheslerA Family That Fights....................... 25Bial, RaymondThe Super Soybean............................. 37Birtha, BeckyGrandmama’s Pride............................. 27Bloom, SuzannePiggy Monday: A Tale about Manners.3 4Boelts, MaribethDry Days, Wet Nights.................... 25Little Bunny’s Cool Tool Set............. 30Little Bunny’s Preschool Countdown.30Looking for Sleepy......................... 31You’re a Brother, LIttle Bunny!......... 41Boling, KatharineNew Year Be Coming! A Gullah Year... 33Borja, Robert and CorinneMaking Chinese Papercuts................... 31Bowen, AnneThe Great Math Tattle Battle................. 27Brillhart, JulieMolly Rides the School Bus............. 32Brooks, ErikOctavius Bloom and the House of Doom.33Slow Days, Fast Friends....................... 36Brown, DrolleneBelva Lockwood Wins Her Case........... 22Brown, FernDaisy and the Girl Scouts:The Story of Juliette Gordon Low....... 24Brown, Rachel W. N.Small Camel Follows the Star............... 38Butler, Dori HillestadAlexandra Hopewell, Labor Coach....... 20My Mom’s Having a Baby!.................. 32Tank Talbott’s Guide to Girls................ 38Trading Places with Tank Talbott........... 38The Truth about Truman School............. 38Caffey, DonnaYikes—Lice!..................................... 41Callahan, SeanThe Bear Hug...................................... 21Shannon and the World’sTallest Leprechaun............................ 36A Wild Father’s Day.............................. 7Carter, Alden R.I’m Tougher Than Diabetes!............ 29Casey, TinaThe Runaway Valentine........................ 35Chaconas, DoriLooking for Easter............................... 31When Cows Come Home for Christmas.40Chae, In SeonHow Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings?.28Clarke, JaneThe Best of Both Nests.................... 22Cocca-Leffler, MaryannBravery Soup...................................... 22Jungle Halloween................................ 30Mr. Tanen’s Ties.................................. 31Mr. Tanen’s Ties Rule!.......................... 32Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble........................ 32Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew... 10Coffey, TimChristmas at the Top of the World......... 23Cohn, JaniceThe Christmas Menorahs:How a Town Fought Hate.................. 23Cole, KennethNo Bad News................................ 33Coleman, EvelynTo Be A Drum...................................... 38White Socks Only................................ 40Corey, DorothyWill There Be a Lap for Me? .......... 41You Go Away................................ 41Crum, ShuttaThe House in the Meadow................... 28Cummings, MaryThree Names of Me............................. 38da Costa, DeborahSnow in Jerusalem............................... 37Dakos, Kalli and Alicia DesMarteauOur Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig..... 34D’Antonio, NancyOur Baby from China: An Adoption StoryDavol, Marguerite W.Black, White, Just Right!................. 22Dixon, AnnWhen Posey Peeked at Christmas......... 40Dominguez, Kelli KyleThe Perfect Piñata/La piñata perfecta... 34Donohue, Moira RoseAlfie the Apostrophe............................ 20Penny and the Punctuation Bee............. 34Edwards, Pamela DuncanDinosaur Starts School........................... 5Ellsworth, Mary EllenGertrude Chandler Warnerand The Boxcar Children................... 26Ely, LesleyLooking after Louis......................... 31Evans, Freddi WilliamsA Bus of Our Own............................... 23Eversole, RobynRed Berry Wool.................................. 35Farley, CarolMr. Pak Buys a Story........................... 27Gifaldi, DavidBen, King of the River..................... 22Girard, Linda WalvoordAdoption Is for Always................... 20At Daddy’s on Saturdays................ 21My Body Is Private......................... 32We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo..... 39Who Is a Strangerand What Should I Do?.................... 40You Were Born onYour Very First Birthday.................... 41Girnis, MegABC for You and Me...................... 201, 2, 3 for You and Me................... 33Glaser, LindaThe Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes............ 22Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah...... 32Golding, TheresaAbby’s Asthma and the Big Race.......... 15Hall, BeckyMorris and Buddy: The Storyof the First Seeing Eye Dog............... 32Hamm, Diane JohnstonLaney’s Lost Momma...................... 30Hannah, Julie and Joan HolubThe Man Who Named the Clouds........ 31Haynes, MaxGrandma’s Gone to Live in the Stars.2 7Helfman, ElizabethOn Being Sarah.................................. 33Helmer, Diana StarThe Cat Who Came for Tacos............... 23Herman, CharlotteThe Memory Cupboard:A Thanksgiving Story........................ 31Hester, Denia LewisGrandma Lena’s Big Ol’ Turnip............ 26Hickman, Martha WhitmoreHinkes, EnidPolice Cat........................................... 34Holub, JoanApple Countdown............................... 10Cinderdog and the Wicked Stepcat...... 24The Halloween Queen......................... 27Riddle-iculous Math............................. 48Yankee Doddle Riddles:American History Fun........................ 41Hong, Lily ToyThe Empress and the Silkworm............. 25Two of Everything................................ 39Hubbell, WillApples Here!....................................... 21Pumpkin Jack...................................... 35Snow Day Dance................................. 37Hunter, Jana NovotnyWhen Daddy’s Truck Picks Me Up........ 40Iijima, Geneva CobbThe Way We Do It in Japan................. 39Jackson, EllenAbe Lincoln Loved Animals................... 20Jacobs, JulieMy Heart Is a Magic House............ 32Jacobson, Jennifer RichardMoon Sandwich Mom......................... 32Kehret, PegFive Pages a Day: A Writer’s Journey... 25Shelter Dogs: Amazing Storiesof Adopted Strays............................... 36Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio(10th Anniversary Edition)................... 36Ketteman, HelenArmadilly Chili.................................... 21Not Yet, Yvette.................................... 33The Three Little Gators........................... 4Waynetta and the Cornstalk:A Texas Fairy Tale............................. 39Khan, RukhsanaMuslim Child: Understanding Islamthrough Stories and Poems................. 32Kimball, Linda HoffmanCome with Me on Halloween............... 24Kimmelman, LeslieHappy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney!...... 28Round the Turkey:A Grateful Thanksgiving..................... 35The Runaway Latkes............................ 35Koster, GloriaThe Peanut-Free Café...................... 34Kraft, JimThe No-Good Do-Good Pirates............. 33Krisher, TrudyKathy’s Hats: A Story of Hope........ 30Kroll, VirginiaBoy, You’re Amazing!.......................... 22Brianna Breathes Easy:A Story about Asthma......................... 23Girl, You’re Amazing!.......................... 26The Way I Act BooksCristina Keeps a Promise................. 24Forgiving a Friend.......................... 26Good Citizen Sarah............................. 26Honest Ashley................................ 28Jason Takes Responsibility............... 29Makayla Cares about Others.......... 31Ryan Respects................................ 35Kutner, MerrilyZ Is for Zombie.................................... 41Lachenmeyer, NathanielThe Origami Master............................ 33Lakin, PatriciaDad and Me in the Morning................. 24Lears, LaurieBecky the Brave:A Story about Epilepsy..................... 21Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism.... 28Megan’s Birthday Tree:A Story about Open Adoption.......... 31Nathan’s Wish: A Storyabout Cerebral Palsy........................ 32Stay Away from Rat Boy!................ 15Levine, AbbyDaddies Give You Horsey Rides............ 24Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!.... 27This Is the Dreidel................................ 38This Is the Matzah............................... 38This Is the Turkey................................. 38Levine, KarenHana’s Suitcase................................... 27Levy, JaniceCelebrate! It’s Cinco de Mayo!............ 23I Remember Abuelito:A Day of the Dead Story................... 29The Spirit of Tío Fernando:A Day of the Dead Story................... 37Lin, GraceThe Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale.35Lincoln, HazelLittle Elephant’s Trunk.......................... 30Lindberg, Becky ThomanThomas Tuttle, Just in Time.................... 38Lindman, MajFlicka, Ricka, Dicka…and the New Dotted Dresses …and the ThreeKittens …and the Big Red Hen …and Their NewFriend …Bake a Cake …and the Little Dog …and the Strawberries........................... 26Snipp, Snapp, Snurr…and the Red Shoes …and the Gingerbread …and the Buttered Bread…Learn to Swim …and the Reindeer …and the Yellow Sled …and the Big Surprise............................ 36Litchfield, Ada B.A Button in Her Ear........................ 23Littlesugar, AmyA Portrait of Spotted Deer’s Grandfather.34London, JonathanThe Lion Who Had Asthma............. 30Luthardt, KevinHats!................................................... 28MacDonald, Margaret ReadBat’s Big Game................................... 21Little Rooster’s Diamond Button............ 30Mabela the Clever............................... 31Teeny Weeny Bop............................... 38MacLean, Kerry LeePeaceful Piggy Meditation.................... 34Peaceful Piggy Yoga............................ 34MacMillan, Dianne M.The Curse of Rafferty McGill................ 24Manning, Mick and Brita GranströmSupermom.......................................... 37Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body... 39Mara, William P.The Fragile Frog.................................. 26Martin, Antoinette TruglioFamous Seaweed Soup........................ 25Maslac, Evelyn HughesFinding a Job for Daddy................. 25Mayr, DianeLittlebat’s Halloween Story................... 30McCain, Becky RayGrandmother’s Dreamcatcher.............. 27Nobody Knew What to Do:A Story about Bullying..................... 33McClure, WendyThe Princess and the Peanut Allergy...... 14McElroy, Lisa TuckerLove, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom.31Medearis, Angela ShelfSeven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story.36Meggs, Libby PhillipsGo Home! The True Storyof James the Cat............................... 26Miller, Elizabeth I.Just Like Home/Como en Mi Tierra.. 30Miller, PatSubstitute Groundhog.......................... 37Minshull, EvelynEaglet’s World.................................... 25Monsell, Mary EliseUnderwear!........................................ 39Morgan, MichaelaBrave, Brave Mouse............................ 22Mueller, VirginiaMonster Goes to School...................... 32Monster’s Birthday Hiccups.................. 32Nadimi, SuzanThe Rich Man and the Parrot................ 35Nerlove, MiriamChristmas............................................ 23Easter................................................. 25Hanukkah........................................... 27Passover............................................. 34Thanksgiving....................................... 38Nez, JohnOne Smart Cookie............................... 33Nidey, KelliWhen Autumn Falls.............................. 40Niner, Holly L.I Can’t Stop! A Storyabout Tourette Syndrome.................. 29Mr. Worry: A Story about OCD...... 32...34A Baby Born in Bethlehem.................... 2144Good Neighbor Nicholas............... 26www.albertwhitman.com Then I Think of God............................. 38800-255 -767545A U T H O R I N D E X


Spring 2009A U T H O R I N D E XNixon, Joan LoweryThe Happy Birthday Mystery................ 27Nolan, JanetA Father’s Day Thank You.................... 25The St. Patrick’s Day Shillelagh............. 35Old, Wendie C.The Groundhog Day Bookof Facts and Fun................................ 27The Halloween Book of Facts and Fun... 27Stacy Had a Little Sister.................. 37Olson, David J.The Thunderstruck Stork....................... 38Paterson, DianeHurricane Wolf.................................... 28Patneaude, DavidColder Than Ice................................... 24Deadly Drive....................................... 24Framed in Fire..................................... 26Haunting at Home Plate....................... 28The Last Man’s Reward........................ 30A Piece of the Sky............................... 47Someone Was Watching...................... 37Peacock, Carol AntoinetteMommy Far, Mommy Near:An Adoption Story........................... 32Pilgrim Cat.......................................... 34Peacock, Carol Antoinette, AdairGregory, and Kyle Carney GregorySugar Was My Best Food:Diabetes and Me.............................. 37Pelletier, AndrewSixteen Miles to Spring........................ 36Pelton, MindyWhen Dad’s at Sea........................ 40Piernas-Davenport, GailShanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas.. 36Pirner, ConnieEven Little Kids Get Diabetes........... 25Pomeranc, Marion HessThe Can-Do Thanksgiving..................... 23Powell, ConsieAmazing Apples.................................. 21The First Day of Winter........................ 25Pulver, RobinChristmas for a Kitten........................... 23Raczka, BobSnowy, Blowy Winter........................... 37Spring Things...................................... 37Summer Wonders.................................. 8Who Loves the Fall?............................. 41Reynolds, SusanThe First Marathon:The Legend of Pheidippides............... 25Riggs, ShannonNot in Room 204........................... 33Riggs, StephanieNever Sell Yourself Short................ 33Robb, Diane BurtonThe Alphabet War:A Story about Dyslexia..................... 21Rose, Deborah LeeBirthday Zoo....................................... 22Rosenblatt, LilyFire Diary...................................... 25Rosenthal, Betsy R.It’s Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over!.29Sacre, AntonioThe Barking Mouse.............................. 21Saint James, SynthiaThe Gifts of Kwanzaa.......................... 26Schindel, JohnDear Daddy................................... 24Schlein, MiriamThe Story about Me............................. 37The Way Mothers Are.................... 39Schulson, RachelGuns: What You Should Know........ 27Shapiro, OuisieAutism and Me: Sibling Stories....12-13Sherkin-Langer, FerneWhen Mommy Is Sick..................... 40Shirley, DebraBest Friend on Wheels......................... 22Siebold, JanDoing Time Online............................... 24My Nights at the Improv...................... 32Rope Burn..................................... 35Simon, NormaAll Families Are Special.................. 20All Kinds of Children...................... 20All Kinds of Families....................... 21I Was So Mad!.............................. 29Oh, That Cat!...................................... 33The Saddest Time........................... 35Why Am I Different?....................... 41Slangerup, Erik JonDirt Boy.............................................. 24Smith, Anne WarrenTails of Spring Break............................ 37Turkey Monster Thanksgiving................ 39Smucker, Anna EganGolden Delicious:A Cinderella Apple Story.................. 26Spelman, Cornelia MaudeAfter Charlotte’s Mom Died............ 20Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce... 31The Way I Feel BooksWhen I Care about Others............. 40When I Feel Angry......................... 40When I Feel Good about Myself..... 40When I Feel Jealous....................... 40When I Feel Sad............................ 40When I Feel Scared........................ 40When I Miss You............................ 40Your Body Belongs to You.................... 41Spinelli, EileenCallie Cat, Ice Skater........................... 23Peace Week in Miss Fox’s Class............. 6Wanda’s Monster................................ 39Stanek, MurielAll Alone after School.................... 20We Came from Vietnam....................... 39Stier, CatherineBugs in My Hair?!................................ 23If I Ran for President............................ 29If I Were President............................... 29Testa, MariaSomeplace to Go........................... 37Thomas, Shelley MooreA Baby’s Coming to Your House!.......... 21Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace.... 37Tompert, AnnWill You Come Back for Me?.......... 41Tsubakiyama, Margaret HollowayMei-Mei Loves the Morning.................. 31Tucker, KathyDo Pirates Take Baths?......................... 24The Leprechaun in the Basement........... 30The Seven Chinese Sisters.................... 36Turner, Glennette TilleyAn Apple for Harriet Tubman............... 21Vigna, JudithBlack Like Kyra, White Like Me....... 22I Wish DaddyDidn’t Drink So Much....................... 29My Big Sister Takes Drugs..............32Saying Goodbye to Daddy............. 36Voetberg, JulieI Am a Home Schooler......................... 28Warner, Gertrude ChandlerThe Boxcar Children Mysteries.........16-19The Boxcar Children Specials............... 19Weigel, JeffAtomic Ace and the Robot Rampage.... 21Atomic Ace (He’s Just My Dad)............ 21Wells, Robert E.Can You Count to a Googol?............... 23Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water?......... 24How Do You Know What Time It Is?...... 28How Do You Lift a Lion?....................... 28Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?.29Polar Bear, Why Is Your World Melting?.3 4What’s Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?.39What’s Older Than a Giant Tortoise?.... 39What’s Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?.. 39Wexler, JeromeQueen Anne’s Lace............................. 35Whitelaw, NancyTheodore Roosevelt Takes Charge........ 38Whitman, SylviaUnder the Ramadan Moon................... 39Wild, MargaretTom Goes to Kindergarten.............. 38Willis, JeanneDo Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds?.24Zimelman, NathanHow the Second Grade Got $8,205.50to Visit the Statue of Liberty............... 28Zisk, MaryThe Best Single Momin the World: How I Was Adopted..... 22CONCEPT BOOK INDEXAlbert Whitman & Companyhas a fine reputation forpublishing sensitive and caringbooks that deal with children’sproblems and concerns. Thislisting is a guide to some of thebooks on subjects that parents,librarians, and booksellers mostoften ask about.AbuseA Family that Fights............................. 25Not In Room 204................................ 33AdoptionAdoption Is for Always........................ 20The Best Single Mom in the World:How I Was Adopted......................... 22Megan’s Birthday Tree:A Story about Open Adoption.......... 31Mommy Far, Mommy Near:An Adoption Story........................... 32Our Baby from China:An Adoption Story.3 4We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo.......... 39AlcoholismI Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much... 29AllergiesThe Peanut-Free Café........................... 34The Princess and the Peanut Allergy...... 14Alzheimer’s DiseaseThe Memory Box................................. 31AsthmaAbby’s Asthma and the Big Race.......... 15Brianna Breathes Easy:A Story about Asthma...................... 23The Lion Who Had Asthma................... 30AutismAutism and Me: Sibling Stories.........12-13Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism......... 28Looking after Louis.............................. 30Waiting for Benjamin:A Story about Autism........................ 39BedtimeLooking for Sleepy............................... 31Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds?...... 24Dry Days, Wet Nights.......................... 25BirthMy Mom’s Having a Baby!.................. 32You Were Born on YourVery First Birthday............................ 41BlindnessMorris and Buddy: The Storyof the First Seeing Eye Dog............... 32BraveryBrave, Brave Mouse............................ 22BullyingThe Bully Blockers Club........................ 23Lucy and the Bully............................... 31Nobody Knew What to Do:A Story about Bullying...................... 33Stay Away From Rat Boy.......................... 15CancerKathy’s Hats: A Story of Hope.............. 30Cerebral PalsyNathan’s Wish: A Storyabout Cerebral Palsy........................ 32On Being Sarah.................................. 33Character EducationCristina Keeps a Promise...................... 24Forgiving a Friend............................... 26Good Citizen Sarah............................. 26Good Neighbor Nicholas.................... 26Honest Ashley..................................... 28Jason Takes Responsibility.................... 30Makayla Cares About Others............... 31Ryan Respects..................................... 35Child AbuseMy Body Is Private.............................. 32Not In Room 204................................ 33Child CareWill You Come Back for Me?............... 41Chronic IllnessWhen Mommy Is Sick.......................... 40Community PrideNo Bad News..................................... 33DeafnessA Button in Her Ear.............................. 23Dad and Me in the Morning................. 24One TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors.... 33Death/DyingAfter Charlotte’s Mom Died................. 20Grandma’s Gone to Live in the Stars.... 27The Saddest Time................................ 35Saying Goodbye to Daddy.................. 36Stacy Had a Little Sister....................... 37DiabetesEven Little Kids Get Diabetes................ 25I’m Tougher Than Diabetes!.................. 29Sugar Was My Best Food:Diabetes and Me.............................. 37Disabilities (Developmental)Ben, King of the River.......................... 22Disabilities (Physical)Best Friend on Wheels......................... 22Never Sell Yourself Short..................... 33DivorceAt Daddy’s on Saturdays..................... 21The Best of Both Nests......................... 22Dear Daddy........................................ 24Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce........ 31On the Day His Daddy Left.................. 33Down SyndromeABC for You and Me........................... 201, 2, 3 for You and Me........................ 33Drug AbuseMy Big Sister Takes Drugs.................... 32DwarfismNever Sell Yourself Short..................... 33DyslexiaThe Alphabet War:A Story about Dyslexia..................... 21Emotions/FeelingsI Was So Mad..................................... 29When I Care about Others................... 40When I Feel Angry.............................. 40When I Feel Good about Myself........... 40When I Feel Jealous............................ 40When I Feel Sad.................................. 40When I Feel Scared............................. 40When I Miss You................................. 40EpilepsyBecky the Brave: A Story about Epilepsy.21FamiliesAll Families Are Special....................... 20All Kinds of Children............................ 20All Kinds of Families............................. 21Black, White, Just Right!....................... 22The Way Mothers Are......................... 39FireFire Diary........................................... 25Fitness & HealthHamster Camp: How Harry Got Fit....... 27ForgivenessForgiving a Friend............................... 26Gun SafetyGuns: What You Should Know.............. 27HomelessnessSomeplace to Go................................ 37HonestyHonest Ashley..................................... 28ImmigrationJust Like Home/Como en Mi Tierra....... 30IntergenerationalAll Families Are Special....................... 20All Kinds of Families............................. 21Interracial FamiliesBlack, White, Just Right!....................... 22JealousyWhen I Feel Jealous............................ 40Latchkey ChildrenAll Alone after School......................... 20LiceBugs in My Hair?!................................ 23Yikes—Lice!.......................................... 41MannersPiggy Monday: A Tale about Manners.. 34MeditationPeaceful Piggy Meditation.................... 34Military DeploymentLove, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom.. 31When Dad’s at Sea............................. 40CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE46 www.albertwhitman.com800-255 -767547C O N C E P T B O O K S I N D E X


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Can You?.................................. 28When I Feel Good about Myself........... 40Separation AnxietyWhen I Miss You................................. 40Will You Come Back for Me?............... 41You Go Away..................................... 41SharingLittle Bunny’s Cool Tool Set.................. 30When I Feel Good about Myself........... 40Starting SchoolBilly and the Big New School............... 22Little Bunny’s Preschool Countdown...... 30Tom Goes to Kindergarten................... 38Substance AbuseI Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much..... 29My Big Sister Takes Drugs.................... 32Tourette Syndrome:I Can’t Stop! 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