Boston Globe-Horn Picture Book Honor

Titles Owned by the Kathryn A. Martin Library

The Boston Globe-Horn Award honors authors and illustrators of outstanding children's and young adult books published in the United States. The awards are presented in three categories: Fiction and Poetry; Nonfiction; and Picture Book. The committee may name two honor books in each category. Occasionally, a book with overall creative excellence and quality will be awarded a special citation. The award information was retrieved from the Boston Globe-Horn Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.


Agee, Jon. (2015). It's only Stanley. New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, is an imprint of Penguin Group USA LLC. PRIM-FIC A2654it 

Very strange noises that keep awakening the Wimbledon family one night have an even stranger source. 

Jeffers, Oliver. (2014). Once upon an alphabet. New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA. 421.1 J45o

"From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet"-- 


Beaty, Daniel. (2013). Knock knock : my dad's dream for me. (Illustrated by Stephanie Bart-Horvath). New York : Little, Brown and Company. PRIM-FIC B3698kn

"A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there".

Tan, Shaun. (2014). Rules of summer. New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. PRIM-FIC T1612ru

Two boys explain the occasionally mysterious "rules" they learned over the summer, like never eat the last olive at a party, never ruin a perfect plan, and never give your keys to a stranger. This is a deceptively simple story about two boys, one older and one younger, and the kind of rules that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings. Rules that are often so strange or arbitrary, they seem impossible to understand from the outside. Yet through each exquisite illustration of this nearly wordless narrative, we can enjoy wandering around an emotional landscape that is oddly familiar to us all. The author/illustrator draws upon his own personal experiences with a surreal snapshot of fishing adventures with his older brother, leaving a sock on the clothes line, and buildings inspired by Brunswick and greater Melbourne. As you venture deep into the story, these poetic images become darker, more mysterious and unsettling, drawing towards a redemptive ending that affirms the depth of true friendship, a bond that is equally wonderful and inexplicable.Moments of humour, surreal fantasy, and the sometimes devastating ways we interact with the people we love the most, are presented in the author's typical thought-provoking style.


Pinfold, Levi. (2012, c2011). Black dog. Somerville, Massachusetts : Templar Books. PRIM-FIC P652bL

"When a huge black dog appears outside the Hope family home, each member of the household sees it and hides. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the black dog, who might not be as frightening as everyone else thinks"-- Provided by publisher.

Klausmeier, Jesse. (2013). Open this little book. (Illustrated by Suzy Lee). San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books. PRIM-FIC K63op

Pages of decreasing, then increasing, size open to reveal different animals, each opening a book of a different color and reading about the next.


Lewis, J. Patrick. (2011). And the soldiers sang. (Illustrations by Gary Kelley). Mankato, MN : Creative Editions. PRIM-FIC L6744so

A young Welsh soldier fights along the Western Front during World War I, experiencing the horrors of trench warfare before participating in the famed Christmas Truce of 1914.

Fogliano, Julie. (2012). And then it's spring. (Illustrated by Erin E. Stead). New York : Roaring Brook Press. PRIM-FIC F6565an

Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.


Sidman, Joyce. (2010). Dark emperor : and other poems of the night. (Illustrated by Rick Allen). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 811.54 S5685d

A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark. Each illustration is accompanied by a prose explanation of what the poem and art depict.

Woodson, Jacqueline. (2010). Pecan pie baby. (Illustrated by Sophie Blackall). New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons. PRIM-FIC W8985pe

When Mama’s pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born.


Burningham, John. (2009). It's a secret! Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC B9663it 

Every night Marie-Elaine's cat, Malcolm, goes out, and every morning he comes back in and sleeps. "Where do cats go at night?" the girl wonders. So when she sees him at his cat door dressed to the nines, she begs to come along. And amazingly, Malcolm agrees, as long as she puts on her fancy clothes, gets small, and keeps it all a secret.

Pinkney, Jerry. (2009). The lion & the mouse. New York : Little, Brown and Co. Books for Young Readers. 398.2 P6555L 

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set int he African Serengeti, an adventuresome mosue repays the lion that let her return to her family by rescuing him from the trappers' net.


Patricelli, Leslie. (2009). Higher! higher! Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick ; London : Walker [distributor]. PRIM-FIC P3145hi

One child. One swing. An obliging dad. The inevitable plea to go "Higher! Higher!" Add Leslie Patricelli’s wildly expressive illustrations, and an everyday pastime reaches new heights of humor and whimsy. How high can it go? Higher than a giraffe? Taller than a mountain? Is Earth the final frontier? The creator of a popular series of board books rises to the occasion with an ingenious picture book of very few words that expresses the giddy glee of being pushed in a swing.

Henkes, Kevin. (2008). Old Bear. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC H5138oL 

When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.


Frazee, Marla. (2008). A couple of boys have the best week ever. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt. PRIM-FIC F8484co

Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.

Coffelt, Nancy. (2007). Fred stays with me. (Illustrated by Tricia Tusa). New York : Little, Brown. PRIM-FIC C6743fr 

A child describes how she lives sometimes with her mother and sometimes with her father, but her dog is her constant companion.


Fromental, Jean-Luc & Jolivet, Joëlle. (2006). 365 penguins. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC F9313th

When a box containing a penguin arrives anonymously on New Year's Day, a family of four is puzzled, but as they continue to receive one penguin each day their problems--and food budget, and storage issues--are multiplied.

Gravett, Emily. (2006). Wolves. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC G7765wo

When a young rabbit checks out a library book about wolves, he learns much more about their behavior than he wanted to know.


Winter, Jeanette. (2006). Mama : a true story in which a baby hippo loses his mama during a tsunami, but finds a new home and a new mama. Orlando : Harcourt. 599.63 W785m 

When the tsunami struck on December 26, 2004, a herd of hippos was swept out to sea and an infant hippo was separated from his mother. He was rescued and taken to a park where he headed for a 130-year-old male giant tortoise, which eventually took on the role of "Mama" for the orphan.

Hopkinson, Deborah. (2006). Sky boys : how they built the Empire State Building. (Illustrated by James Ransome). New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC H7973sk 

In 1931, a boy and his father watch as the world’s tallest building, the Empire State Building, is constructed, step-by-step, near their Manhattan home.


Jenkins, Emily. (2005). That new animal. (Pictures by Pierre Pratt). New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PRIM-FIC J524th

The lives of two dogs change after a new animal, a baby, comes to their house.

Juster, Norton. (2005). The hello, goodbye window. (Pictures by Chris Raschka). New York : Hyperion Books for Children.

The kitchen window at her grandparents’ house is a magic gateway for one little girl. The story depicts the special relationship she has with her grandparents.


Perkins, Lynne Rae. (2003). Snow music. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC P4495sn

When a dog gets loose from the house on a snowy day, his owner searches for him and experiences the sounds of various animals and things in the snow.

Browne, Anthony. (2003). The shape game. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 708 B882s

The author/illustrator describes how his mother’s wish to spend her birthday visiting an art museum with her family changed the course of his life forever.


Myers, Walter Dean. (2003). Blues journey. (Illustrated by Christopher Myers). New York : Holiday House. 811.54 M9966bl

The poetry of the blues, America's music, outlines a history of the black experience sung by the people who lived it. The book is cast in classic blues structure of "call and response", the writer exploring the poetry of the blues and the artist responding with his own pictorial riffs.

McClintock, Barbara. (2002). Dahlia. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PRIM-FIC M1267da

Charlotte does not like dolls, until she receives a special doll from her aunt and they become good friends.


McMullan, Kate & Jim. (2002). I stink! New York : Joanne Cotler Books. PRIM-FIC M1686i

A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

Bang-Campbell, Monika. (2002). Little Rat sets sail. (Illustrated by Molly Bang). San Diego : Harcourt. PRIM-FIC B2163Li

With a little courage and a lot of practice, Little Rat overcomes her fear of sailing.


Jenkins, Emily. (2001). Five creatures. (Pictures by Tomek Bogacki). New York : Frances Foster Books. PRIM-FIC J524fi

In words and pictures, a girl describes the three humans and two cats that live in her house, and details some of the traits that they share.

Simont, Marc. (2001). The stray dog : from a true story by Reiko Sassa. New York : HarperCollins Publishers. PRIM-FIC S6115ST

A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.


Vincent, Gabrielle. (1999). A day, a dog. Asheville, N.C. : Front Street. PRIM-FIC V7714DA

Pictures tell the story of a dog's day, from the moment he is abandoned on the highway until he finds a friend in a young boy.

Cole, Brock. (2000). Buttons. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. PRIM-FIC C6893bu

When their father eats so much that he pops the buttons off his britches, each of his three daughters tries a different plan to find replacements.


Jones, Bill T., & Kuklin, Susan. (1998). Dance. (Photographed by Susan Kuklin). New York : Hyperion Books for Children. 792.8 J76d

Introduces basic concepts of dance through poetic text and photographs.

Lear, Edward. (1998). The Owl and the pussycat. (Illustrated by James Marshall). New York : HarperCollins. 821.8 L438ow

After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.


Stevenson, James. (1998). Popcorn : poems. New York : Greenwillow Books. 811.54 S8475p

A collection of short poems with such titles as "Popcorn," "Driftwood," and "My new bird book."

Hearne, Betsy Gould. (1997). Seven brave women. (Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen). New York : Greenwillow Books.

A young girl recounts the brave exploits of her female ancestors, including her great-great-great grandmother who came to America in a wooden sailboat.


Karas, G. Brian. (1996). Home on the bayou : a cowboy's story. New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Because he loves cowboys but can't imagine one living in a swamp, Ned hates the move which he and his mom make to live with Grandpa near a bayou.

Lied, Kate. (1997). Potato : a tale from the Great Depression. (Illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst). Washington, DC : National Geographic Society : Distributed by Publishers Group West. PRIM-FIC L7184PO

During the "Great Depression," a family seeking work finds employment for two weeks digging potatoes in Idaho.


Buehner, Caralyn. (1996). Fanny's dream. (Pictures by Mark Buehner). New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC B9283fa

Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl who dreams of marrying a prince, but when her fairy godmother doesn't show up, she decides on a local farmer instead.

Perkins, Lynne Rae. (1995). Home lovely. New York : Greenwillow Books.

Hoping for trees or a flower garden, Tiffany transplants and cares for some seedlings that she finds and is surprised by what they become.


Isaacs, Anne. (1994). Swamp Angel. (Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky). New York : Dutton Children's Books. PRIM-FIC I73S

Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.


Sís, Peter. (2001). A small, tall tale from the Far, Far North. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PRIM-FIC S6226sm

With the help of Eskimos, Jan Welzl survives a perilous journey from central Europe to the Arctic regions in the late 1800s.

Henkes, Kevin. (1993). Owen. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC H5138ow

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.


Sís, Peter. (1993). Komodo! New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC S6226ko

A young boy who loves dragons goes with his parents to the Indonesian island of Komodo in hopes of seeing a real dragon. Includes factual information about the Komodo dragon.

McDermott, Gerald. (1993). Raven : a trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 398.2 M134R

Raven, a Pacific Coast Indian trickster, sets out to find the sun.


Fleming, Denise. (1991). In the tall, tall grass. New York : H. Holt. PRIM-FIC F5973it

Rhymed text (crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch) presents a toddler's view of creatures found in the grass from lunchtime till nightfall, such as bees, ants, and moles.


Jonas, Ann. (1990). Aardvarks, disembark! New York : Greenwillow Books. 222.11 J76a 

After the flood, Noah calls out of the ark a variety of little-known animals, many of which are now endangered.

Mathers, Petra. (1991). Sophie and Lou. New York : HarperCollins Publishers. PRIM-FIC M4274so

Shy Sophie, enticed by the dancing that she sees in the studio across the street, sets out to learn on her own.


Martin, Bill, Jr., & Archambault, John. (1989). Chicka chicka boom boom. (Illustrated by Lois Ehlert). New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
PRIM-FIC M3793ch

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.


Cooney, Barbara. (1991, c1988). Island boy : story and pictures. New York : Puffin Books. PRIM-FIC C7755is

Matthais grows from a little boy to a grandfather on a small island off the coast of New England.

The Nativity. (2005, c1986). (Illustrated by Julie Vivas). Orlando, Flo. : Harcourt Inc. 232.92 N2783

Illustrates the story of the birth of Jesus and the arrival of the wise men and shepherds at the manger.


Williams, Vera B. (1988). Stringbean's trip to the shining sea. (Pictures by Vera B. Williams and Jennifer Williams). New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC W7277st

Stringbean describes his trip to the west coast in a series of postcards.

Baker, Jeannie. (1987). Where the forest meets the sea. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC B1677wh

On a camping trip in an Australian rain forest with his father, a young boy thinks about the history of the plant and animal life around him and wonders about their future.


Williams, Vera B. (1986). Cherries and cherry pits. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC W7278CHE

Bidemmi draws pictures and tells stories about cherries.

Hendershot, Judith. (1987). In coal country. (Illustrated by Thomas B. Allen). New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

A child growing up in a coal mining community finds both excitement and hard work, in a life deeply affected by the local industry.

Blos, Joan W. (1987). Old Henry. (Illustrated by Stephen Gammell). New York : Morrow. PRIM-FIC B6564ol

Henry's neighbors are scandalized that he ignores them and lets his property get run down, until they drive him away and find themselves missing him.


Browne, Anthony. (1983). Gorilla. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House. PRIM-FIC B882GO

Neglected by her busy father, a lonely young girl receives a toy gorilla for her birthday and together they take a miraculous trip to the zoo.

Van Allsburg, Chris. (1985). The Polar Express . Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC V217po

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

Jonas, Ann. (1999, c1985). The trek. Topeka, KS : Bt Bound. PRIM-FIC J763tr

The city streets become a jungle, then a desert, as a child forges her way to school, observing and avoiding all the wild animals posing as trees, chimneys, fences, and even fruit.


Schwartz, David M. (1985). How much is a million? (Pictures by Stephen Kellogg). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books.
513.2 S399h

Text and pictures try to make possible the conceptualization of a million, a billion, and a trillion.

Jukes, Mavis. (1984). Like Jake and me. (Pictures by Lloyd Bloom). New York, NY : Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Alex feels that he does not have much in common with his stepfather Jake until a fuzzy spider brings them together.

Van Allsburg, Chris. (1984). The mysteries of Harris Burdick. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC V217MY

Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story.


Bang, Molly. (1983). Dawn. New York : W. Morrow. PRIM-FIC B216DA

In this adaptation of "The Crane Wife," a shipbuilder marries a mysterious woman who makes him promise never to look at her while she weaves.

Duke, Kate. (1983). The guinea pig ABC. New York : Dutton. PRIM-FIC D8773gu

Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated by a word which applies to pictured guinea pigs.

Lobel, Arnold. (1984). The rose in my garden. (Pictures by Anita Lobel). New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC L7975RO

A variety of flowers grows near the hollyhocks that give shade to the bee that sleeps on the only rose in a garden.


Steig, William. (1990, c1982). Doctor De Soto. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. PRIM-FIC 5818doc & TMC LB1573 .S325 1990x Suppl. K-1-1

Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.

Heine, Helme. (1982). Friends. New York : Atheneum. PRIM-FIC H4684FR

"Good friends always stick together." That's what Charlie Rooster, Johnny Mouse and fat Percy, the pig, always said--and that was what they did all day long.

Louie, Ai-Ling. (1982). Yeh-Shen : a Cinderella story from China. (Illustrated by Ed Young). New York : Philomel Books. PRIM-FIC L8882ye

This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.


The Friendly beasts : an old English Christmas carol. (1981). (Illlustrations by Tomie de Paola). New York : Putnam. 783.6 F9113

In this old English Christmas carol the friendly stable beasts tell of the gifts they have given to the newborn Jesus.


Van Allsburg, Chris. (1981). Jumanji. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. PRIM-FIC V217J

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Lobel, Anita. (1981). On Market Street. (Pictures by Anita Lobel ; words by Arnold Lobel). New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC L7974ON

A child buys presents from A to Z in the shops along Market Street.

Baker, Olaf. (1981). Where the buffaloes begin. (Drawings by Stephen Gammell). New York : F. Warne. 398.2 B1684w

After hearing the legend retold by the tribe's oldest member, Little Wolf hopes to someday witness the beginning of the buffaloes at the sacred lake.


Bang, Molly. (1980). The grey lady and the strawberry snatcher. New York : Four Winds Press. PRIM-FIC B216GR

In this story without words, an old woman is pursued by a strange man with a passion for strawberries.

Bowden, Joan Chase. (1979). Why the tides ebb and flow. (Illustrated by Marc Brown). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company.
398.2 B784w

In this folktale explaining why the sea has tides, an old woman threatens to pull the rock from the hole in the ocean floor if Sky Spirit does not honor his promise to give her shelter.


Isadora, Rachel. (1979). Ben's trumpet. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC I744BE

Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.

Calhoun, Mary. (1986, c1979). Cross-country cat. (Illustrated by Erick Ingraham). New York : Mulberry Books. PRIM-FIC C1524cr

When he becomes lost in the mountains, a cat with the unusual ability of walking on two legs finds his way home on cross-country skis.


Gauch, Patricia Lee. (1978). On to Widecombe Fair. (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). New York : Putnam. PRIM-FIC G2653on

Seven men who don't like to walk borrow an old mare to ride to the Widecombe fair.

Dumas, Philippe. (1977). The story of Edward. New York : Parents' Magazine Press.

The adventures of a clever donkey with a talent for waltzing.

What do you feed your donkey on? : Rhymes from a Belfast childhood. (1978). (Collected by Colette O'Hare ; illustrated by Jenny Rodwell). London ; Cleveland : Collins.

An illustrated collection of traditional rhymes, songs, and street chants from Belfast.


Anno, Mitsumasa. (1977, c1975). Anno's Counting book. New York : Crowell. PRIM-FIC A6156ACO

A counting book depicting the growth in a village and surrounding countryside during twelve months.

Musgrove, Margaret. (1976). Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions. (Pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon). New York : Dial Press. 960 M987a

Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.

Steig, William. (1976). The amazing bone. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. PRIM-FIC S818ama

On her way home from school, Pearl finds an unusual bone that has unexpected powers.


Conover, Chris. (1976). Six little ducks. New York : Crowell.

A retelling of the nursery song about the six little ducks who go to market with a quack, quack, quack.

Graham, Lorenz B. (1975). Song of the boat. (Pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon). New York : Thomas Y. Crowell.

A small African boy helps his father locate the right tree to make a new canoe to replace the one broken by an alligator. Told in the manner and language of the West African storyteller’s tradition.

Baylor, Byrd. (1975). The desert is theirs. (Illustrated by Peter Parnall). New York : Scribner. 591.5 B358d

Simple text and illustrations describe the characteristics of the desert and its plant, animal, and human life.


McGovern, Ann. (1974). Scram, kid! (Illustrated by Nola Langner). New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC M1463sc 

In his frustration at being left out of the baseball game, a young boy imagines some strange and funny things.

Greenfield, Eloise. (1974). She come bringing me that little baby girl. (Illustrated by John Steptoe). Philadelphia : Lippincott.
PRIM-FIC G8124sh

A child's disappointment and jealousy over a new baby sister are dispelled as he becomes aware of the importance of his new role as a big brother.

McLeod, Emilie. (1975, c1974). The bear's bicycle. (Illustrated by David McPhail). Boston : Little, Brown. PRIM-FIC M1653be

A boy and his bear have an exciting bicycle ride.


Kurelek, William. (1973). A prairie boy's winter. Boston : Houghton-Mifflin. 917.1 K96p

Text and twenty color paintings depict the rigors and simple pleasures of winter on the prairies during the stark 1930's.

Brown, Marcia. (1974). All butterflies; an ABC. New York : Scribner. PRIM-FIC B8787AL

Pairs of words, such as "All Butterflies," "Cat Dance," and "Elephants Fly," are set against illustrative woodcuts.

Kraus, Robert. (1999, c1974). Herman the helper. (Pictures by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey). New York, NY : Sagebrush.
PRIM-FIC K917her

Herman the helpful octopus is always willing to assist anyone who needs his help--old or young, friend or enemy.


McDermott, Gerald. (1973). The magic tree : a tale from the Congo. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 398.2 M134m 

Retells a Congolese tale in which an ugly and unloved twin discovers a magic tree that gives him everything he wants.

Ward, Lynd. (1973). The silver pony; a story in pictures. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC W259SI

Recounts without words the adventures of a boy and his winged horse.

Raskin, Ellen. (1973). Who, said Sue, said whoo? New York : Atheneum. PRIM-FIC R2255WH

Cumulative verse reveals the sounds made by various animals, but who said chitter-chitter-chatter?


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Waber, Bernard. (1970). A firefly named Torchy. Boston : Houghton Mifflin.

A little firefly is unhappy because his light is so bright all the plants and animals think it is daytime.

Domanska, Janina. (1971). If all the seas were one sea. New York : Macmillan. PRIM-FIC D6664if 

Speculates on what would happen if all the world's trees were one tree and all the world's seas were one sea.

Sleator, William. (1970). The angry moon. (Pictures by Blair Lent). Boston : Little, Brown. 398.2 S632a

An Indian girl insults the moon and is held prisoner by him until her friend reaches the sky country to rescue her.


Haley, Gail E. (1970). A story, a story; an African tale. New York : Atheneum. 398.2 H1688st

Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."


Preston, Edna Mitchell. (1968). Monkey in the jungle. (Illustrated by Clement Hurd). New York : Viking Press.

In spite of the advice, pleas, and threats of the other jungle animals, a little monkey refuses to go to sleep until his efforts to stay awake finally exhaust him.

Atwood, Ann. (1969). New Moon Cove. New York : Scribner. 779 A887n

Color photographs and brief text capture the inconstant patterns of a sea cove which change with every tide and season.

Turkle, Brinton. (1969). Thy friend, Obadiah. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC T939TH

A seagull befriends a Quaker boy, much to his embarrassment, and it is not until he has helped the bird that he can accept its friendship.


Johnson, Elizabeth. (1968). All in free but Janey. (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). Boston : Little, Brown.

A little girl was not very good at playing Hide and Seek with her friends, but she was expert at finding castles, knights, pixies, and gnomes in strange places.

Bryson, Bernarda. (1967). Gilgamesh : man's first story. New York : Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 398.22 B916g

A retelling of the ancient legend of Gilgamesh, part god part man, whose wanderings and adventures in search of his faithful companion Enkidu provide the source for later mythological and religious epics.

Jorinda and Joringel. (1968). (By the Brothers Grimm ; translated by Elizabeth Shub ; illustrated by Adrienne Adams). New York : Scribner. 398.2 G864jo

When a witch changes Jorinda into a nightingale, her sweetheart Joringel discovers through a dream how to save her.

Hutchins, Pat. (1968). Rosie's walk. New York : Macmillan. PRIM-FIC H9746ro

Although unaware that a fox is after her as she takes a walk around the farmyard, Rosie the hen still manages to lead him into one accident after another.


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