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After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall - that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.Will he summon the courage to face his fear?After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.
Jamie O'Rourke And The Big Potato
A retelling of the Irish folktale about lazy potato farmer, Jamie O'Rourke. When he catches a leprechaun, Jamie accepts a magical potato seed in place of the customary pot of gold. What will happen to Jamie when he grows the biggest potato the town has ever seen?
The Legend Of The Bluebonnet
A retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.
The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School
After a mischievous leprechaun makes a mess of the band room, the Gingerbread Man vows to catch him. He follows the leprechaun's clues all around the building finding chaos everywhere--even in the library! But then he finds the worst clue of all. It says the leprechaun's next target might be a house made of gingerbread! Luckily, the Gingerbread Man makes it to his classroom in time to set a trap for the leprechaun. He'll show that mischief maker that he messed with the wrong cookie this time.
The Lion & The Mouse
Sometimes even the king needs help . . . and little friends may prove to be great friends. In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's stunningly rendered wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Willems, Mo (Illustrator)
Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day - for no particular reason - they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then - for no particular reason - they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not! This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original - it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.
Saint George And The Dragon
Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land. Ages 4-8
Ninja Red Riding Hood
Scwartz, Corey Rosen
In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.
The Legend Of The Indian Paintbruxh
Little Gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision, of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to the earth. SC.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
"There was a girl in the village who loved horses. She led the horses to drink at the river. She spoke softly and they followed. People noticed that she understood horses in a special way." And so begins the story of a young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe's horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations, Paul Goble tells how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free. SC.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (25th Anniversary Edition)
The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird (played by the flute), outsmarted the big, bad wolf (played by the French horns). And now with this book and CD package, children can look and listen all at the same time. A new retelling by Janet Schulman follows the basic story, but with a kinder ending for both the big bad wolf and the argumentative duck. Peter Malone’s paintings have the luminous quality of old Russian masters. The CD, with music performed by the Cincinnati Pops and word-for-word narration by Peter A. Thomas, was made exclusively for this book and CD package.
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
This African tale evokes the Cinderella story in its portrayal of two sisters, spiteful Manyara and considerate Nyasha, and the young king who is searching for a bride. Steptoe has illustrated this modern fable with stunning paintings that glow with beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors.
Anansi The Spider
Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief-maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes.
La Princesa and the Pea
Elya, Susan Middleton
The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa, but the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.
Seven Blind Mice
In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance.
Lon Po Po (A Red-Riding Hood Story From China)
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.
John Henry is stronger than ten men, and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Julius Lester's folksy retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad has warmth, tall tale humor, and boundless energy. Jerry Pinkney illustrates the story with "rich colors borrowed from the rocks and the earth, so beautiful that they summon their own share of smiles and tears." 36 pages.
The Legend Of The Poinsettia
Lucinda is heartbroken because she has nothing beautiful to bring to the Christmas procession, so she decides to watch from the shadows. But when an old woman convinces her that the Baby Jesus will love anything she can give, Lucinda's simple gift turns out to be the most miraculous of all.
Richard Scarry's The Gingerbread Man (Little Golden Book)
"Run, run, as fast as you can!" Catch Richard Scarry's gingerbread man as he returns to Little Golden Books after a decades-long hiatus. Originally published in 1953, The Gingerbread Man makes a perfect "Christmas gift, ready to delight any child who loves this favorite funny folk tale.
The Three Little Pigs
Di Lernia, Giuseppe (Ilt)
This story has been loved around the world for over a century and remains a family favorite for parents looking for fairy stories. When the three little pigs decide to leave home, they build houses made of straw, branches, and bricks, but which house will stay standing when the big bad wolf tries to blow them down? The charming illustrations in this fairy tale picture book are sure to capture the imaginations of little ones, and the large-format is ideal for sharing and reading together at bedtime.
Zelinsky, Paul O.
A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her firstborn child.--from the card catalogue.
Grilled Cheese and Dragons (Princess Pulverizer, Bk. 1)
Meet the princess who'd rather wear a suit of armor than a crown!Princess Serena (or as she prefers, Princess Pulverizer) doesn't want to be a princess--she wants to be knight! But her father, King Alexander of Empiria, thinks she still has a lot to learn when it comes to exhibiting valiant behavior. So he presents a challenge: the princess must first go on a Quest of Kindness and perform good deeds to prove that she truly deserves to go to knight school. With help from a friendly dragon named Dribble and a perpetually terrified knight-in-training named Lucas, can she complete her quest and discover what it really takes to be a hero?
Millions Of Cats
Winner of a Newbery Honor, Wanda Gág's timeless tale tells of an old man who goes off in search of the perfect cat to be a companion for him and his wife. But instead of one cat, the man comes back with "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats!" A best seller for years, this new collector's edition paperback will bring this beloved story to many new generations.
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