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Blueberries For Sal
Robert McCloskey's classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity - not to mention appetite - of youth. Sal and her mother set off in search of blueberries for the winter at the same time as a mother bear and her cub. A quiet comedy of errors ensues when the young ones wander off and ...
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Ramona gets to ride the school bus by herself this year. And despite teasing from Danny the Yard Ape, she's determined to enjoy the third grade; her new teacher, Mrs. Whaley; and learning to read and write. If only Mother would not remind Ramona each morning to be nice to Willa Jean Kemp. If o...
A Sick Day For Amos McGee
Stead, Philip C.
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amo...
Levine, Gail Carson
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. Ages 8 and up.
Officer Buckle And Gloria
Whenever Officer Buckle tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens. Until, that is, the Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria. Unbeknownst to Officer Buckle, Gloria has her own way of demonstrating safety tips - one that makes Napville sit up and take notice! When Offic...
First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on an old French tale.
Make Way For Ducklings
The busy Boston streets are too dangerous for eight little ducklings!But with a little help from a friendly policeman, Mrs. Mallard and her family arrive safely at their new home.The Public Garden was no place for the ducklings when they were first born, but now they're old enough to brave the ra...
One Morning In Maine
As Sal brushes her teeth she notices that one of her teeth is loose! Her first loose tooth! When the tooth falls out she'll be able to put it under her pillow and make a wish. But while Sal digs for clams with Dad, her loose tooth becomes a lost tooth. How can she make her wish now? Luckily ...
Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.
The Noisy Paint Box
A Caldecott Honor Book Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers--like a proper artist. But as...
The Great Gilly Hopkins
An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly. Ages 10 and up.
Zin! Zin! Zin!: A Violin
Then a trumpet joins in to become a duet; add a French horn and voila! you have a trio -- and on it goes until an entire orchestra is assembled on stage. Lloyd Moss's irresistible rhymes and Marjorie Priceman's energetic illustrations make beautiful music together -- a masterpiece that is the per...
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.
The Little Island
Once there was a little island in the ocean. That little island changes as the seasons come and go. The storm and the day and night change it. So do the lobsters and seals and gulls that stop by. Then one day a kitten visits the little island and learns a secret that every child will enjoy.
The Golden Goblet
McGraw, Eloise Jervis
Ranofer struggles to thwart the plottings of his evil uncle, Gebu, so he can become master goldsmith like their father in this exciting tale of ancient Egyptian mystery and intrigue. Newbery Honor Book.
A pig flying through marshmallow clouds to a marzipan moon? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where can a reader find such marvelous things but in a fable? Arnold Lobel's funny and true fables will delight young and old.
Dragonwings (Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903)
Inspired by the account of a Chinese immigrant who made a flying machine in 1909, Dragonwings portrays the rich traditions of the Chinese community making its way in a hostile new world.
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
Like a pastoral symphony translated into picture book format, the stunning combination of text and illustrations recreates the mood of 19-century rural New England.
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.
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...
The Ugly Duckling
Andersen, Hans Christian
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
Spier, Peter (Ilt)
The story of Noah and his ark, his family, and all their many guests is here retold almost entirely in pictures of great charm and intricate detail.
The Thanksgiving Story
A well written, easy-to-read, interesting picture-story of the voyage of the Mayflower to the New World, the settlement at Plymouth, and the celebration of the first Thanksgiving Day.
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