While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little
girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the
sights of New York City.
THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
Recounts the events of a day when everything goes
wrong for Alexander
THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock
in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer
decides he needs to learn a lesson.
ANDY AND THE
The lion remembers Andy's kindness to him.
A mother dog worries about the strange noises her
puppy is making.
THE BOSSY GALLITO:
A TRADITIONAL CUBAN FOLK TALE
In this cumulative Cuban folktale, a bossy rooster
dirties his beak when he eats a kernel of corn and must find a way to
clean it before his parrot uncle's wedding.
BREAD AND JAM
Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and
jam at every meal--until to her surprise--her parents grant her wish.
BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different
color, and a teacher looking at them.
Beginning with an "Ant on an Apple," illustrations,
simple text, and a pesky fly who will not stay on his page introduce
the letters of the alphabet.
When a little boy swallows a bug along with his
cereal, pandemonium breaks out as the bug searches for an escape, the
boy searches for an antidote, and Keystone Cops-like pills search for
CAPS FOR SALE;
A TALE OF A PEDDLER, SOME MONKEYS AND THEIR MONKEY BUSINESS
A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of
a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
A young boy plants a carrot seed and, although the
adults tell him that nothing will happen, he just knows it will come
A CHAIR FOR
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother
save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is
lost in a fire.
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens
when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
MOO : COWS THAT TYPE
When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the
barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses
to give them what they want.
Daisy the duckling becomes so engrossed in playing
with dragonflies and lily pads that she temporarily loses her mother.
A teddy bear in a department store wants a number
of things, but, when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he
has always wanted most of all.
The adventures of a curious monkey.
Illustrations and rhyming text present all kinds
of dinosaurs, including ones that are sweet, grumpy, spiky, or lumpy.
LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!
When the bus driver leaves the bus for a while,
the pigeon wants to drive the bus so badly that he starts to dream himself
behind the steering wheel vroom-vroom-vroom.
DUCK ON A BIKE
A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences
all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.
Matt, who loves fire trucks, wakes up one morning
to find that he has become a fire truck, with one driver, two ladders,
three hoses, and ten boots. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens
into a three-page spread.
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of
a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic
but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of
A series of letters relating what happens when,
after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle
Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.
Relates several episodes in the friendship of two
GO AWAY, BIG
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are
revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.
In segregated 1950s' Nashville, a young African
American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to
one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all
the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.
A little bunny says goodnight to all the familiar
things in his little room.
Gossie is a gosling who likes to wear bright red
boots every day, no matter what she is doing, and so she is heartbroken
the day the boots are missing and she can't find them anywhere.
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's
journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings
of being torn by a love for two different countries.
THE PURPLE CRAYON
Harold goes for a walk in the moonlight with his
purple crayon and created many fantastic adventures.
HARRY THE DIRTY
A little dog who hates baths hides his scrubbing
brush then becomes so dirty that his family does not recognize him.
While his friend works hard to earn the train fare
to Fitchburg, young Henry Thoreau walks the thirty miles through woods
and fields, enjoying nature and the time to think great thoughts. Includes
biographical information about Thoreau.
When a lazy bird hatching an egg wants a vacation,
she asks Horton, the elephant, to sit on her egg--which he does through
all sorts of hazards and waits until he is rewarded for doing what he
said he would.
HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY
Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur
can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big
hug and kiss.
I KISSED THE
Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to,
tickled, and kissed the new duckling.
IF YOU GIVE
A MOUSE A COOKIE
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely
to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young
IT COULD ALWAYS
BE WORSE: A YIDDISH FOLKTALE
Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any
longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.
Retells the life of the legendary African American
hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
Maya's grandfather brings her a pig from Alaska
and the two of them learn about fun and sharing together.
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of
milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of
milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
Sam lines up blocks, books, boots, cars, and other
objects, all the way from his room to his mother in the kitchen.
RED HEN: AN OLD STORY
A retelling of the traditional tale about the little
red hen whose lazy friends are unwilling to help her plant, harvest,
or grind the wheat into flour, but all are willing to help her eat the
bread that she makes from it.
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.
The helpful, happy crocodile living on East 88th
St. causes a neighborhood feud.
An African folktale about a mouse who pays close
attention to her surroundings and avoids being tricked by the cat.
During a busy day at the construction site, the
workers use a variety of machines to knock down a building and begin
constructing a new one.
The story of a school girl in Paris.
The reader helps Maisy the mouse undress and put
on her bathing suit for a dip in the pool.
MAKE WAY FOR
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard found a quiet place to raise
their babies then took them to the pond in the Boston Public Garden
where there were peanuts to eat.
MAMA CAT HAS
While two kittens copy everything their mother does,
their brother naps.
THE MAN WHO
WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope
walk between the World Trade Center towers.
Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns
to speak after eating alphabet soup.
AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL
The story of an Irish steam-shovel artist and his
old-fashioned steam-shovel, Mary Anne
The story of a peasant who goes off in search of
one kitten and returns with trillions of cats.
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's
good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more animals on his boat
until the inevitable occurs.
DAUGHTERS: AN AFRICAN TALE
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered,
one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.
After planting the garden he has dreamed of for
years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies
from eating all his vegetables.
MY FRIEND RABBIT
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is
around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he
is his good friend.
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number
of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite. Illustrated
by Don Wood.
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty
things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a
OFF TO SCHOOL,
Baby Duck experiences the fear of the first day
of school, but with a little help from Grampa, everything turns out
okay in the end.
OLD BLACK FLY
Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous
old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing
where he should not be. Illustrations by Stephen Gammell.
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.
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.
GET THE MOON FOR ME
Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon
by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues
to change in size. Some pages fold out to display particularly large
PIERRE: A CAUTIONARY
The story of a boy who learned to care.
THE POLAR EXPRESS
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy
to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
PUSS IN BOOTS
Translation of Chat botte´ illustrated by
HOUSE BOOK OF MOTHER GOOSE: A TREASURY OF 386 TIMELESS NURSERY RHYMES
An illustrated collection of Mother Goose nursery
rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Bah, Bah, Black Sheep" and
"Little Boy Blue" and less familiar ones such as "Doctor Foster went
to Gloucester" and "When clouds appear like rocks and towers." Selected
and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
Black and white illustrations and text record the
sights on a day trip to the city and back home again to the country.
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 first-born child. Retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.
THE SNOWY DAY
A story of a young boy explores the magic world
of snow -- snowball fight, snowman making, sliding down the snow way,
etc. He loves the snow fall.
AND CURLY TAILS
Questions and answers highlight some outstanding
characteristics of farm animals, such as a chicken's feathers and a
THE STORY OF
The story of a bull that would rather sit quietly
under a tree than fight. Illustrations by Robert Lawson.
THE STRAY DOG
A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy,
and decides to keep him. From a true story by Reiko Sassa.
A retelling of an old Italian tale about what happens
when Strega Nona leaves her apprentice alone with her magic pasta pot,
and he is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
Swimmy, the only black fish of the entire school,
devises for himself and his adopted brothers and sisters a safer way
to live in the sea.
THE MAGIC PEBBLE
In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks
his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble
to wish himself back to normal again.
THE TALE OF
Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's
garden and almost gets caught.
A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home,
claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's
quilt painting of the same name.
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A
Presents the traditional version of a famous American
folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940s with illustrations on
die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.
THE THREE BEARS
Three bears return from a walk and find a little
girl asleep in baby bear's bed.
Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash
man, cleans up his town.
THE TRUE STORY
OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS BY A. WOLF
The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what
really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs. Illustrated
by Lane Smith.
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the
air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.
A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North
Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer
basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River.
THE VERY HUNGRY
Follows the progress of a little caterpillar as
he eats his way through a varied quantity of food until, full at last,
he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
ON THE BUS
Through the use of movable illustrations, the wheels
on the bus go round, the wipers swish, the doors open and close and
the people go in and out in this adaptation of the traditional song.
WHERE THE WILD
After Max was sent to bed for misbehaving, he escapes
by imagining that he sails away to a wild land full of monsters.
It's time for supper, so Spot's mother searches
A little Black boy tries very hard to learn how
to whistle for his dog.
A hungry wolf's attempts to fatten a chicken for
his stewpot have unexpected results.
When Yoko brings sushi to school for lunch, her
classmates make fun of what she eats--until one of them tries it for
ZOMO THE RABBIT: A
TRICKSTER TALE FROM WEST AFRICA
Zomo the Rabbit, an African trickster, sets out
to gain wisdom.