Titles Owned by the Kathryn A. Martin Library
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year. The artist must be a citizen or resident of the United States, whether or not the artist is the author of the text. The award information was retrieved from Caldecott Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the Kathryn A. Martin Library are provided after the citation.
Andrew, Troy. (2015). Trombone Shorty. (Words by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews ; pictures by Bryan Collier). New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Henkes, Kevin. (2015). Waiting. New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. On order
Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?
Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2015). Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement. (Illustrated by Ekua Holmes). Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press. On order
Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.
de la Peña, Matt. (2015). Last stop on Market Street. (Pictures Christian Robinson). On order
A young boy, CJ, rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Castillo, Laureen. (2014). Nana in the city. Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. PRIM-FIC C3526na
A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.
Barnett, Mac. (2014). Sam & Dave dig a hole. (Illustrated by Jon Klassen). Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC B2611sa
Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.
Rosenstock, Barb. (2014). The noisy paint box : the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art. (Illustrated by Mary GrandPré). New York : Alfred A. Knopf. 921 K161ro
Describes how Vasya Kandinsky's creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experience colors as sounds and sounds as colors.
Bryant, Jennifer. (2014). The right word : Roget and his thesaurus. (Illustrated by Melissa Sweet). Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 920 R534ra
The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time"--Amazon.com.
Tamaki, Mariko. (2014). This one summer. (Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki). New York : First Second. 741.5 T153 t
Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.
Morales, Yuyi. (2014). Viva Frida! (Photography by Tim O'Meara). New York : Roaring Brook Press. 759.972 M828vi
Via spare text, examines Kahlo's creative process.
Idle, Molly Schaar. (2013). Flora and the flamingo. San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books. PRIM-FIC I194fl
In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.
Becker, Aaron. (2013). Journey. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC B395j
Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.
Wiesner, David. (2013). Mr. Wuffles! New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. PRIM-FIC W6517mr
"Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs"--
Reynolds, Aaron. (2012). Creepy carrots! (Pictures by Peter Brown). New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC R4625cr
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Barnett, Mac. (2012). Extra yarn. (Illustrated by Jon Klassen). New York : Balzer & Bray. PRIM-FIC B2611ex
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. (2012). Green. New York : Roaring Brook Press. PRIM-FIC S4514gr
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.
Buzzeo, Toni. (2012). One cool friend. (Pictures by David Small). New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC B992on
On a trip to the aquarium with his absent-minded father, Elliot, a very proper and polite young man, discovers the penguins, and wants to take one home. When he asks, his father thinks Elliot means a stuffed penguin, and says "Sure," handing Elliot a $20 bill. As it turned out, Elliot needed the money for 8 bags of ice and a snack. The old wading pool was fine for an ice rink with the air conditioner turned up to high, but a problem emerged when Elliot’s father and the penguin wanted a bath at the same time.
Logue, Mary. (2012). Sleep like a tiger. (Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. PRIM-FIC L831sL
At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"
Rocco, John. (2011). Blackout. New York : Disney/Hyperion Books. PRIM-FIC R6717bl
On a hot summer night in a big city, a night when everyone in the family is much too busy with anything but each other, every thing changes when the lights go out. The city is in a blackout! First they just sit holding flashlights, but when it gets much too hot to stay inside, the family walks up to the roof and finds a block party up there. Then they hear sounds from below and discover another block party down there! In the blackout, no one is too busy for family time and everyone has fun--together!
Smith, Lane. (2011). Grandpa Green. New York : Roaring Brook Press. PRIM-FIC S654gr
A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.
McDonnell, Patrick. (2011). Me -- Jane. New York : Little, Brown and Co. PRIM-FIC M1365me
Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals.
Hill, Laban Carrick. (2010). Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave. (Illustrated by Bryan Collier). New York : Little, Brown. 738.092 H646d
Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.
Stein, David Ezra. (2010). Interrupting chicken. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC S8191in
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins, whether it's Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, or Chicken Little. After she jumps in the story, she's still wide awake! Now what will help that Little Red Chicken to sleep?
Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton. (2009). All the world. (Illustrated by Marla Frazee). New York : Beach Lane Books. 811 S283a
Follow a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night as they discover the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.
Sidman, Joyce. (2009). Red sings from treetops : a year in colors. (Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 811.54 S5685r
The names of colors are woven into unrhymed poems that celebrate the seasons.
Frazee, Marla. (2008). A couple of boys have the best week ever. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt. PRIM-FIC F848
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon’s grandparents during summer vacation.
Shulevitz, Uri. (2008). How I learned geography. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. PRIM-FIC S5625ho
As he spends hours studying his father’s world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author’s childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
Bryant, Jennifer. (2008). A river of words : the story of William Carlos Williams. (Illustrated by Melissa Sweet).Grand Rapids, Mich : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 921 W7281bry
This picture book biography of William Carlos Williams traces childhood events that lead him to become a doctor and a poet.
Levine, Ellen. (2007). Henry's freedom box. (Illustrated by Kadir Nelson). New York : Scholastic Press. PRIM-FIC L6654he
A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. (2007). First the egg. New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press. 571.8 S4514f
A picture book about transformations.
Sís, Peter. (2007). The wall : growing up behind the Iron Curtain. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 921 S622s
Peter Sís grew up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. He relates in pictures and excerpts from his diaries, his memories, his interests, and his frustrations at not having the freedom to live his life outside the rules of the political party-line.
Willems, Mo. (2007). Knuffle Bunny too : a case of mistaken identity. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. PRIM-FIC W6998Ko
Her daddy in tow, Trixie hurries to school to show off her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny. But an awful surprise awaits her: someone else has the exact same bunny!
McLimans, David. (2006). Gone wild : an endangered animal alphabet. New York : Walker. 591.6 M161g
Descriptors of each animal includes the common and scientific names, the class, habitat, range, a list of threats, and the animal’s status ("vulnerable", "endangered", "critically endangered").
Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2006). Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom. (Illustrated by Kadir Nelson). New York : Hyperion Books for Children. PRIM-FIC W3621mo
Describes Tubman’s spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
Giovanni, Nikki. (2005). Rosa. (Illustrated by Bryan Collier). New York : Henry Holt. 323.09 G512r
A retelling of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. On December 1, 1955. Mrs. Parks' quiet determination changed race relations in the U.S. forever.
Muth, Jon J. (2005). Zen shorts. New York : Scholastic Press. PRIM-FIC M9924ze
When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, he tells short Zen and Taoist stories to three siblings to teach them to look at the world in new ways.
Priceman, Marjorie. (2005). Hot air : the (mostly) true story of the first hot-air balloon ride. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 629.13 P946h
The first "manned" hot-air balloon is about to take off! But what are those noises coming form the basket? The first hot air balloon took off at the palace of Versailles in France. In the basket were a rooster, a sheep and a duck, and here is an idea of what their adventures might have been.
Sidman, Joyce. (2005). Song of the water boatman : & other pond poems. (Illustrated by Beckie Prange). Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 811.54 S5685s
A collection of poems that provide a look at some of the animals, insects, and plants that are found in ponds, with accompanying information about each.
Lehman, Barbara. (2004). The red book. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC L5233re
A book about a book, a magical red book, that transports its readers to places with new friends.
Woodson, Jacqueline. (2004). Coming on home soon. (Illustrated by E.B. Lewis). New York : Putnam's. PRIM-FIC W8945co
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.
Willems, Mo. (2004). Knuffle Bunny : a cautionary tale. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. PRIM-FIC W6998Kn
A trip to the laundromat leads to a momentous occasion when Trixie, too young to speak words, realizes that something important is missing and struggles to explain the problem to her father.
Chodos-Irvine, Margaret. (2003). Ella Sarah gets dressed. San Diego : Harcourt. PRIM-FIC C5453e
Despite the advice of others in her family, Ella Sarah persists in wearing a striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing for a special occasion.
Jenkins, Steve and Page, Robin. (2003). What do you do with a tail like this? Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC J525w
Animals can do amazing things with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails. Some of the skills are highlighted in this interactive guessing book. What bird has blue feet and what does he do with them that’s special?
Willems, Mo. (2003). Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. PRIM-FIC W6998do
No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away, but pigeon tries every persuasive trick a young child knows to get you to say, "Yes."
Howitt, Mary Botham. (2002). The spider and the fly based on the poem by Mary Howitt. (Illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi). New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC D6153sp
An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.
McCarty, Peter. (2002). Hondo & Fabian. New York : Henry Holt. PRIM-FIC M1235h
Hondo the dog gets to go to the beach and play with his friend Fred, while Fabian the cat spends the day at home.
Pinkney, Jerry. (2002). Noah's ark. New York : SeaStar Books. 222.11 P655n
Retells the biblical story of the great flood and how Noah and his family faithfully responded to God's call to save life on earth.
Kerley, Barbara. (2001). The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins : an illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturer. (Drawings by Brian Selznick, many of which are based on the original sketches of Mr. Hawkins). New York : Scholastic. 567.9 K39d
The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like.
Rappaport, Doreen. (2001). Martin’s big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Illustrated by Brian Collier). New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children. 921 K535r
A picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. life and involvement in the Civil Rights movement with the policy of non-violence along with quotes from his life as a preacher and politician.
Simont, Marc. (2001). The stray dog : from a true story by Reiko Sassa. . PRIM-FIC S6115ST
A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.
Thayer, Ernest Lawrence. (2000). Ernest L. Thayer's Casey at the bat : a ballad of the Republic sung in the year 1888. (Illustrated by Christopher Bing). Brooklyn, NY : Handprint Books. PRIM-FIC T369CA
In Mudville, the score at a baseball game in the last inning was four to two in the opposition's favor when Casey comes to bat.
Cronin, Doreen. (2000). Click, clack, moo : cows that type. (Pictures by Betsy Lewin). New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC C9474CL
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.
Falconer, Ian. (2000). Olivia. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC F1827OL
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.
Updike, John. (1999). A child's calendar. (Poems by John Updike; illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman). New York : Holiday House. 811.54 U66c
A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December.
Wiesner, David. (1999). Sector 7. New York : Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC W6517SE
While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country.
Bang, Molly. (1999). When Sophie gets angry--really, really angry... New York : Blue Sky Press. PRIM-FIC B216WH
A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.
Pinkney, Jerry. (1999). The ugly duckling. (Hans Christian Anderson; Adapted and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney). New York : Morrow Junior Book. 398 A5444ug
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (1998). Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra. (Illustrated by Brian Pinkney). New York : Hyperion Books for Children. 921 E46p
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.
Shannon, David. (1998). No, David! New York : Blue Sky Press. PRIM-FIC S5286NO
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
Shulevitz, Uri. (1998). Snow. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. PRIM-FIC S5625sn
As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.
Sis, Peter. (1998). Tibet : through the red box. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 951.5 S622t
In the red box, Peter Sís finds his father's diary, kept when he was lost in Tibet in the mid-1950s. Reading the diary, Sís becomes the accidental traveler in Tibet, remembers his father's stories from childhood, and his own longing for his father's return.
Stewart, Sarah. (1997). The gardener. (Pictures by David Small). New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. PRIM-FIC S851G
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.
Myers, Walter Dean. (1997). Harlem : a poem. (Pictures by Christopher Myers). New York : Scholastic Press. 811 M996h
A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.
Taback, Simms. (1997). There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. New York : Viking. PRIM-FIC T112TH
Presents the traditional song with illustrations on die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.
Ho, Minfong. (1996). Hush! : a Thai lullaby. (Pictures by Holly Meade). New York : Orchard Books. 811 H678h
A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.
Pelletier, David. (1996). The graphic alphabet. New York : Orchard. 428.1 P388g
An elegant alphabet in dramatic colors and distinctive perspectives.
Pilkey, Dav. (1996). The paperboy. New York : Orchard Books. PRIM-FIC P639P
A paperboy and his dog enjoy the quiet of the early morning as they go about their rounds.
Sis, Peter. (1996). Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 520 S622s
Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe.
Johnson, Stephen. (1995). Alphabet city. New York : Viking. PRIM-FIC J69A
Photographs of objects in an urban setting present the letters of the alphabet.
Moss, Lloyd. (1995). Zin! zin! zin! : a violin. (Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman). New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC M913Z
Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance.
San Souci, Robert D. (1995). The faithful friend. (Illustrated by Brian Pinkney). New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC S229F
A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique.
Stevens, Janet. (1994). Tops & bottoms. San Diego : Harcourt Brace. PRIM-FIC S844T
Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.
Lester, Julius. (1994). John Henry. (Pictures by Jerry Pinkney). New York : Dial Books. PRIM-FIC L642J
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
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.
Rohmann, Eric. (1994). Time flies. New York : Crown. PRIM-FIC R738T
A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it finds itself back in the time of living dinosaurs.
Bartone, Elisa. (1993). Peppe the lamplighter. (Illustrated by Ted Lewin). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. PRIM-FIC B293P
Peppe's father is upset when he learns that Peppe has taken a job lighting the gas street lamps in his New York City neighborhood.
Fleming, Denise. (1993). In the small, small pond. New York : H. Holt. PRIM-FIC F5973is
Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.
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.
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
Raschka, Christopher. (1993). Yo! Yes? New York : Orchard Books. PRIM-FIC R223Y
Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.
Scieszka, Jon and Smith, Lane. (1992). The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales. New York : N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking. PRIM-FIC S4163st
Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.
Young, Ed. (1992). Seven blind mice. New York : Philomel Books. 398.2 Y71se
Retells in verse the Indian fable of the blind men discovering different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance. The illustrations depict the blind arguers as mice.
Williams, Sherley Anne. (1992). Working cotton. (Illustrated by Carole Byard). San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. PRIM-FIC W7276WO
A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.
Ringgold, Faith. (1991). Tar Beach. New York : Crown Publishers. PRIM-FIC R5823TA
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.
Perrault, Charles. (1990). Puss in boots. (Illustrated by Fred Marcellingo; translated by Malcolm Arthur). New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 398.2 P4543pu
A retelling of the French fairy tale in which a clever cat wins his master a fortune and the hand of a princess.
Williams, Vera B. (1990). "More more more" said the baby : 3 love stories. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC W7278mo
Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.
Peet, Bill. (1989). Bill Peet : an autobiography. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 921 P3753p
The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.
Ehlert, Lois. (1989). Color zoo. New York : Harp J. 701.8 E33c
Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another.
San Souci, Robert D. (1989). The talking eggs : a folktale from the American South. (Pictures by Jerry Pinkney). New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 398.2 S2295ta
A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.
Kimmel, Eric A. (1989). Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins. (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). New York : Holiday House. PRIM-FIC K493.5he
Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.
Snyder, Dianne. (1988). The boy of the three-year nap. (Illustrated by Allen Say). Boston : Houghton Mifflin.398.2 S6753BO
A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son.
Wiesner, David. (1988). Free fall. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. PRIM-FIC W6517FR
A young boy dreams of daring adventures in the company of imaginary creatures inspired by the things surrounding his bed.
Marshall, James. (1988). Goldilocks and the three bears. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 398.2 M3685go
Three bears return home from a walk to find a little girl asleep in baby bear's bed.
McKissack, Pat. (1988). Mirandy and Brother Wind. (Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney). New York : Knopf. PRIM-FIC M1584MIR
To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner.
Steptoe, John. (1987). Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. PRIM-FIC S8379MU
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.
Grifalconi, Ann. (1986). The village of round and square houses. Boston : Little, Brown. 398.2 G8493vi
A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones.
MacDonald, Suse. (1986). Alphabatics. New York : Bradbury Press. PRIM-FIC M1358AL
The letters of the alphabet are transformed and incorporated into twenty-six illustrations, so that the hole in "b" becomes a balloon and "y" turns into the head of a yak.
Zelinsky, Paul O. (1986). Rumpelstiltskin. (From the German of the Brothers Grimm). New York : E.P. Dutton. 398.2 G864rk
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.
Rylant, Cynthia. (1993, c1985). The relatives came. (Illustrated by Stephen Gammell). New York : Aladdin Paperbacks. PRIM-FIC R994RE
The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.
Wood, Audrey. (1985). King Bidgood's in the bathtub. (Illustrated by Don Wood). San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. PRIM-FIC W8734KI
Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom
Lesser, Rika. (1984). Hansel and Gretel. (Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky). New York : Dodd, Mead. 398.2 G864hb
A poor woodcutter's children, lost in the forest, come upon a house made of bread, cakes, and candy, occupied by a wicked witch who likes to have children for dinner.
Tafuri, Nancy. (1984). Have you seen my duckling? New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC T1248HA
A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.
Steptoe, John. (1984). The story of Jumping Mouse : a native American legend. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. 398.2 S8374s
The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopeful and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry.
Hyman, Trina Schart. (1983). Little Red Riding Hood. (By the Brothers Grimm; retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). New York : Holiday House. 398.2 H9965Li
On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf
Bang, Molly. (1983). Ten, nine, eight. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC B216TE
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
Williams, Vera B. (1982). A chair for my mother. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC W7278CHA
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
Rylant, Cynthia. (1981). When I was young in the mountains. (Illustrated by Diane Goode). New York : E. P. Dutton. PRIM-FIC R994WH
Reminiscences of the pleasures of life in the mountains as a child.
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.
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.
Sendak, Maurice. (1981). Outside over there. (Calligraphy by Jeanyee Wong). New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC S4746OU
With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.
Willard, Nancy. (1981). A visit to William Blake's inn : poems for innocent and experienced travelers. (Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen). New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 811 W6942vi
A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests and residents, human and animal, at William Blake’s inn.
Plume, Ilse. (1980). The Bremen town musicians. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. 398.2 G864bp
A retelling of the Grimm tale in which an old donkey, dog, cat, and rooster, no longer wanted by their masters, set out for Bremen to become musicians.
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.
Low, Joseph. (1980). Mice twice. New York : Atheneum. PRIM-FIC L9124MI
A round of uneasy hospitality results when Mouse and Dog arrive at Cat's house for dinner.
Crews, Donald. (1980). Truck. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC C9278TR
Follows the journey of a truck from loading to unloading.
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.
Van Allsburg, Chris. (1979). The garden of Abdul Gasazi. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC V217G
When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.
Shulevitz, Uri. (1978). The treasure. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. PRIM-FIC S5625tre
A retelling of the traditional English tale in which a poor man follows the advice of his dream and is eventually led to a treasure.
Crews, Donald. (1978). Freight train. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC C9278FR
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Baylor, Byrd. (1978). The way to start a day. (Illustrated by Peter Parnall). New York : Scribner. 291.1 B358w
Text and illustrations describe how people all over the world celebrate the sunrise.
Macaulay, David. (1977). Castle. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 623.19 M117ca
Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.
Zemach, Margot. (1976). It could always be worse : a Yiddish folk tale. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 398.21 Z535i
Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.
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.
Hogrogian, Nonny. (1976). The contest. New York : Greenwillow Books. 398.2 H7166co
An Armenian folktale about two robbers courting the same girl.
Goffstein, M. B. (1976). Fish for supper. New York : Dial Press. PRIM-FIC G6124FI
Describes Grandmother's typical day of fishing.
Brodsky, Beverly. (1976). The Golem : a Jewish legend by Beverly Brodsky McDermott. Philadelphia : Lippincott. 398.2 M1337g
A retelling of the Jewish legend of the golem created by Rabbi Lev to protect the Jews of Prague from the angry mob.
Baylor, Byrd. (1986, c1976). Hawk, I'm your brother. (Illustrated by Peter Parnall). New York : Aladdin Books ; London : Collier Macmillan. PRIM-FIC B3586HA
Determined to learn to fly, Rudy adopts a hawk hoping that their kinship will bring him closer to his goal.
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.
De Paola, Tomie. (1975). Strega Nona : an old tale. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall. 398.2 D419st
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
Feelings, Muriel L. (1974). Jambo means hello; Swahili alphabet book. (Pictures by Tom Feelings). New York : Dial Press. 496 F295ja
Presents a word, with English translation, for each of the twenty-four letters in the Swahili alphabet. Brief explanation of each word introduces an East African custom.
Jeffers, Susan. (1973). Three jovial huntsmen. Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press. 398.8 M9185th
Despite the many animals in the forest, three hunters see only a ship, a house, and a pincushion and find nothing to shoot.
Macaulay, David. (1973). Cathedral : the story of its construction. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 726 M117ca
Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.
McDermott, Gerald. (1972). Anansi the spider : a tale from the Ashanti. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 398.2 M134an
In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.
Baskin, Leonard. (1972). Hosie's alphabet. (Pictures by Leonard Baskin, words by Hosea, Tobias & Lisa Baskin). New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC B3155HO
A full-page illustration of a creature for each letter of the alphabet, including a bumptious baboon, furious fly, ghastly garrulous gargoyle, and quintessential quail.
Snow-White and the seven dwarfs : a tale. (1972). (From the Brothers Grimm; translated by Randall Jarrell, pictures by Nancy Ekholm Burkert). New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 398.2 G864Sno
The princess is befriended by the seven dwarfs and finds happiness in spite of her wicked stepmother.
Baylor, Byrd. (1972). When clay sings. (Illustrated by Tom Bahti). New York : Scribner. 970.49 B358w
The daily life and customs of prehistoric southwest Indian tribes are retraced from the designs on the remains of their pottery.
Durán, Cheli. (1971). Hildilid's night. (Illustrated by Arnold Lobel). New York : Macmillan. PRIM-FIC D948H
An old lady who hates everything about night tries all sorts of methods to chase it away.
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.
Feelings, Muriel L. (1971). Moja means one; Swahili counting book. (Pictures by Tom Feelings). New York : Dial Press. 390 F295mo
The numbers one through ten in Swahili accompany two-page illustrations of various aspects of East African life.
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.
Lobel, Arnold. (1970). Frog and toad are friends. New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC L7975FR
Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.
Sendak, Maurice. (1970). In the night kitchen. New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC S4746IN
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.
Keats, Ezra Jack. (1998). Goggles! New York : Puffin Books. PRIM-FIC K25go
Two boys must outsmart the neighborhood bullies before they can enjoy their new treasure, a pair of lensless motorcycle goggles.
Lionni, Leo. (1969). Alexander and the wind-up mouse. New York : Pantheon. PRIM-FIC L763AL
Alexander, the mouse, makes friends with Willy, a toy mouse, and wants to be just like him until he discovers that Willy is to be thrown away.
Preston, Edna Mitchell. (1969). Pop Corn & Ma Goodness. (Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker). New York : Viking Press. 811 P9378po
A verse tale of how Pop Corn and Ma Goodness met, married, built a house, and had a family.
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.
Zemach, Harve. (1969). The judge, an untrue tale. (Pictures by Margot Zemach). New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 811 Z535ju
A skeptical judge discovers that the five people he had put in jail were telling the truth after all.
Dayrell, Elphinstone. (1968). Why the sun and the moon live in the sky; an African folktale. (Illustrated by Blair Lent). Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 398.2 D2758wh
An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.
Lionni, Leo. (1967). Frederick. New York : Pantheon. PRIM-FIC L763FR
While Frederick the field mouse sat on the wall his brothers gathered food for the winter. Although they accused him of not doing his share of the work, when the food ran out Frederick saved the day with what he had gathered.
Yashima, Taro. (1967). Seashore story. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC Y295SE
Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle's back to a beautiful place under the sea, and then ask questions about the story.
Yolen, Jane. (1967). The emperor and the kite. (Pictures by Ed Young). Cleveland : World Pub. Co. 398.2 Y54e
When the emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, his smallest daughter, whom he has always ignored, uses her kite to save him.
Emberley, Barbara. (1966). One wide river to cross. (Illustrated by Ed Emberley). Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall. PRIM-FIC E534O
Woodcut illustrations and brief text from an American folk song relate the story of the animals on Noah's ark.
Tresselt, Alvin R. (1965). Hide and seek fog. (Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. PRIM-FIC T799HID
A fog rolls in from the sea for three days and only the children enjoy it.
Ets, Marie Hall. (1965). Just me. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC E855JU
A little boy imitates his many animal friends, but finds out that it is more fun just being himself.
Ness, Evaline. (1965). Tom tit tot : an English folk tale. New York : Scribner. 398.2 N4633to
A variation of the story of Rumpelstiltskin, the scheming small creature who strikes a devilish bargain with a dull-witted country girl.
Scheer, Julian. (1964). Rain makes applesauce. (Illustrations by Marvin Bileck). New York : Holiday House. PRIM-FIC S3155RA
Nonsense verse about many subjects.
Hodges, Margaret. (1964). The wave. (Adapted from Lafcadio Hearn's Gleanings in Buddha-fields, illustrated by Blair Lent). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. 398.2 H689wa
There seems no way to save four hundred villagers from imminent and unsuspecting death; then the wise old man high on the mountain knows what he must do.
Caudill, Rebecca. (1964). A pocketful of cricket. (Illustrated by Evaline Ness). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. PRIM-FIC C3714PO
Jay, a young farm boy, finds a cricket and puts it in his pocket. He makes a home for Cricket and feeds him, and every night Cricket fiddles for Jay, while they wait for summer' end. On the first day of school, on a last minute impulse, Cricket goes to school in Jay's pocket.
Lionni, Leo. (1963). Swimmy. New York : Pantheon. PRIM-FIC L763SW
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.
Leodhas, Sorche Nic. (1963). All in the morning early. (Illustrated by Evaline Ness). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. PRIM-FIC L577A
In a retelling of an old Scottish story, a boy on his way to a mill picks up an interesting variety of followers.
Reed, Philip. (1963). Mother Goose and nursery rhymes. New York : Atheneum. 398.8 M9183
Gives favorite and a few less well-known rhymes from the collections of Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
Belting, Natalia Maree. (1962). The sun is a golden earring. (Illustrated by Bernarda Bryson). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 808.8 B4563su
Relates folklore about the heavens from many countries.
Zolotow, Charlotte. (1962). Mr. Rabbit and the lovely present. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak ). New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC Z86M
Mr. Rabbit tries to help a little girl decide on the perfect birthday gift for her mother and together they finally do find the perfect gift.
Spier, Peter. (1961). The Fox went out on a chilly night : an old song. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. PRIM-FIC S7555FO
Mr. Fox runs through the New England countryside at night, fetching a good meal for his family from the farmer's barnyard.
Minarik, Else Holmelund. (1961). Little Bear's visit. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper. PRIM-FIC M663Lv
Little Bear enjoys a visit with his grandparents.
Goudey, Alice E. (1961). The day we saw the sun come up. (Illustrated by Adrienne Adams). New York : Scribner. PRIM-FIC G6884da
A sister and brother get up while it's still dark to see the sunrise for the first time. Their mother tells them about the earth's rotation.
Lionni, Leo. (1960). Inch by inch. New York : I. Obolensky. PRIM-FIC L763IN
To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song.
Goudey, Alice E. (1959). Houses from the sea. (Illustrated by Adrienne Adams). New York : Scribner. 594 G688h
On one day waves ran up to meet two children and left seashells lying on the beach. Shells found this day are the beginning of a collection. At the end of the book are two pages showing the shells arranged and labeled, and there are also two pages telling how shells are made.
Udry, Janice May. (1959). The moon jumpers. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper. PRIM-FIC U218MO
Four children play in the moonlight before bedtime on a soft summer night.
Frasconi, Antonio. (1958). The house that Jack built. La maison que Jacques a bâtie. A picture book in two languages. New York : Harcourt, Brace. 440 F841h
A cumulative rhyme in French and English relating the chain of events that started when Jack built a house.
Joslin, Sesyle. (1958). What do you say, dear? (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Young Scott Books. PRIM-FIC J835WH
Uses exotic and humorous examples to present guidelines for handling the social situations children must commonly cope with.
Yashima, Taro. (1958). Umbrella. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC Y295U
Momo eagerly waits for a rainy day so she can use the red boots and umbrella she received on her third birthday.
Freeman, Don. (1957). Fly high, fly low. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC F8554fl
Sid and Midge, a pair of pigeons in San Francisco, face disaster one day while Sid is out getting breakfast. Scenes of San Francisco create background for the story.
Titus, Eve. (1957). Anatole and the cat. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. PRIM-FIC T623AC
Anatole is a cheese-taster at the Duval cheese factory. When a cat prowls the building, Anatole cannot do his job properly, and must find a way to avoid the cat or leave his job.
Ets, Marie Hall. (1956). Mister Penny's race horse. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC E855MI
When Mr. Penny and his animal family go to the village fair, the animals’ mischief is almost their downfall until Limpy the horse runs in the race and saves the day.
Tudor, Tasha. (1956). 1 is one. New York : Oxford University Press. PRIM-FIC T912ON
Each of the numbers one through twenty is illustrated by the author, who also wrote couplets linking every two numbers in succession.
Titus, Eve. (1956). Anatole. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. PRIM-FIC T263AN
Anatole, a mouse, brings honor to a cheese factory in Paris when he secretly grades the cheese he tastes.
Elkin, Benjamin. (1956). Gillespie and the guards. (Illustrated by James Daugherty). New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC E438GI
The king offers a prize to anyone who can fool his sharp-sighted guards.
Du Bois, William Pène. (1956). Lion. New York : Viking. PRIM-FIC D816LI
In an animal factory high in the clouds, winged artists invent new animals. One day, an out-of-practice artist tries to invent a lion, with mixed results.
Ets, Marie Hall. (1955). Play with me. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC E855PL
A little girl goes to the meadow to play, but each animal she tries to catch runs away from her--until she sits still by the pond, and they all come back.
Yashima, Taro. (1955). Crow boy. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC Y295CR
The story of a strange shy little boy in a Japanese village school who was ignored by his classmates until suddenly and almost too late, a new teacher showed them that Crow Boy had much to offer.
De Angeli, Marguerite. (1954). Book of nursery and Mother Goose rhymes. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. 398.8 M918da
Familiar rhymes with de Angeli’s special view.
Brown, Margaret Wise. (1954). Wheel on the chimney. (Illustrations by Tibor Gergely). Philadelphia : Lippincott. PRIM-FIC B879WH
A pair of storks raise their young on a rooftop in Hungary and then join other storks as they migrate from Europe to Africa for the winter.
Dalgliesh, Alice. (1954). The Thanksgiving story. (Illustrated by Helen Sewell). New York : Scribner. 394.26 D142t
Tells the story of how the Pilgrims came to America and why they held the first Thanksgiving celebration.
Sawyer, Ruth. (1953). Journey cake, ho! (Illustrated by Robert McCloskey). New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC S2718JO
Johnny is leaving the farm because of hard times when his Journey Cake leads him on a merry chase that results in a farm yard full of animals and the family all together again.
Schlein, Miriam. (1953). When will the world be mine? the story of a snowshoe rabbit. (Lithographs by Jean Charlot). New York : W.R. Scott. PRIM-FIC S3414wh
The story of a little snowshoe rabbit who learns about his world, how to enjoy it and how to live in it.
Andersen, H. C. (1953). The steadfast tin soldier. (Translated by M.R. James, illustrated by Marcia Brown). New York : Scribner. 398 A5444st
Retells the perilous adventures of a one-legged toy soldier in love with a paper-doll ballet dancer.
Krauss, Ruth. (1953). A very special house. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper. PRIM-FIC K919VE
The little boy of this story knows just what a very special house should be. It would have a bed to bounce on, a table "very special where to put your feet" and it would be a place to bring friends -- a lion, a giant, some monkeys. Best of all, it would always suggest "MORE and be a place where "NOBODY ever says stop."
Birnbaum, Abe. (1953). Green eyes. Irvington, N.Y. : Capitol Pub. Co. PRIM-FIC B6194GR
A cat recalls favorite experiences from each season of its first year of life, from struggling to get out of its cozy box in the spring, to snuggling by the radiator in the cold of winter.
Perrault, Charles. (1952). Puss in Boots; a free translation from the French. (Illustrations and translation by Marcia Brown). New York : Scribner. 398.2 P4543pus
The tale of a sly cat who wins for his master the lordship of a manor and the hand of a princess.
McCloskey, Robert. (1952). One morning in Maine. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC M1275ON
It's a big day for a little girl when she discovers her first loose tooth and makes a trip to the grocery store on the mainland.
Eichenberg, Fritz. (1952). Ape in a cape; an alphabet of odd animals. New York : Harcourt, Brace. PRIM-FIC E342AP
An assortment of animals introduce the letters of the alphabet.
Zolotow, Charlotte. (1952). The storm book. (Pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham). New York : Harper & Brothers. PRIM-FIC Z86ST
Pictures and text portray what happens during a thunderstorm in the countryside, city, and at the seashore.
Kepes, Juliet. (1952). Five little monkeys. Boston : Houghton Mifflin.
The escapades of five little monkeys, the tricks they played on all the animals in the jungle, and how the monkeys reformed and later became heroes.
Ets, Marie Hall. (1951). Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo; the story of a cat and a dog and a mouse. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC E855MT
A cat, a dog, and a mouse live together as enemies with a philosophical cobbler, but they become friends when they work together to rid their home of the cobbler's fussy sister and her silly talking parrot.
Brown, Marcia. (1951). Skipper John's cook. New York : Scribner. PRIM-FIC B8787SK
When the skipper of the Liberty Belle and his crew get tired of eating beans, they hire a cook who surprises them with his cooking.
Zion, Gene. (1951). All falling down. (Pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham). New York : Harper. PRIM-FIC Z794AL
Show what effects gravity has on everything from flowers to people.
Du Bois, William Pène. (1951). Bear party. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC D816BEP
In Koala Park, all the koalas get angry with one another and stay that way until a wise old bear comes up with a solution.
Olds, Elizabeth. (1951). Feather Mountain. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC O447FE
"A long time ago, the birds had no feathers and always remained naked and pink. Then the big, strong turkey buzzard flew to Feather Mountain to get feathers of every color and size to bring back for all the birds."
Brown, Marcia. (1950). Dick Whittington and his cat. New York : Scribner. 398.2 B8795di
Retells the legend of the poor boy in medieval England who trades his beloved cat for a fortune in gold and jewels and eventually becomes Lord Mayor of London.
Will and Nicolas. (1950). The two Reds. New York : Harcourt, Brace & World. PRIM-FIC L7646tw
The two Reds in the story are a red headed boy whose real name is Joey and a red cat who become friends after Red the cat saves Red the boy from the Seventh Street gang.
Seuss, Dr. (1950). If I ran the zoo. New York : Random House. PRIM-FIC S496IF
If Gerald McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the animals go and fill it with more unusual beasts--a ten-footed lion, an Elephant-Cat, a Mulligatawny, a Tufted Mazurka, and others.
McGinley, Phyllis. (1990, c1978). The most wonderful doll in the world. (Drawings by Helen Stone). New York : Scholastic Inc. INTR-FIC M1456mo
The memory of the doll Dulcy lost becomes more wonderful and exaggerated each time she talks about it.
Newberry, Clare Turlay. (1950). T-Bone, the baby-sitter. New York : Harper & Brothers. PRIM-FIC N5342TB
When T-Bone gets into trouble and is sent to the farm, everyone realizes just how important his babysitting work really was.
Holbrook, Stewart Hall. (1949). America's Ethan Allen. (Pictures by Lynd Ward). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. 921 A4256H
A biography of the patriot and soldier who led the Green Mountain Boys in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775.
Davis, Lavinia R. (1949). The wild birthday cake. (Pictures by Hildegard Woodward). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday.
While worrying about what to take to an elderly friend's birthday party, Johnny discovers a beautiful, injured, wild duck.
Krauss, Ruth. (1949). The happy day. (Pictures by Marc Simont). New York : Harper & Brothers. PRIM-FIC K919HA
Tells about the joy a group of wild animals experience when the first flower breaks through the snow.
Seuss, Dr. (1977). Bartholomew and the oobleck. New York : Random House. PRIM-FIC S496bar
The King, tired of rain, snow, sun, and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom.
Brown, Marcia. (1949). Henry, fisherman; a story of the Virgin Islands. New York : Scribner's Sons. PRIM-FIC B8787HE
Henry wants to be a fisherman more than anything else in the world, and his first day on board his father's boat, he proves he will be.
McCloskey, Robert. (1948). Blueberries for Sal. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC M1275BL
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
McGinley, Phyllis. (1948). All around the town. (Illustrated by Helen Stone). Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Co. PRIM-FIC M1448AL
An alphabet book in rhyme of the many sights to be seen in a city.
Politi, Leo. (1948). Juanita. New York : Scribner. PRIM-FIC P7694J
Juanita receives a dove for her fourth birthday and takes him to the Old Mission Church for the blessing of the animals.
Wiese, Kurt. (1948). Fish in the air; story and pictures. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC W6515FI
A tale of what Tai Fung, which means Big Wind, did to change the ideas of the little Chinese boy named Fish, who had persuaded his father, Honorable Fish, to buy him the biggest fish shaped kite he could find.
Brown, Marcia. (1947). Stone soup, an old tale. New York : Scribner. 398.2 B8795s
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.
Seuss, Dr. (1947). McElligot's pool. New York : Random House. PRIM-FIC S496MAC
A boy imagines the rare and wonderful fish he might catch in McElligot's pool.
Schreiber, Georges. (1947). Bambino the clown. New York : Viking Press.
Bambino, a little clown from Italy, and his sea lion Flapper entertain children in a big, red barn, because to be a clown means "To laugh and make everybody happy!"
Davis, Lavinia R. (1947). Roger and the fox. (Pictures by Hildegard Woodward). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday.
All during the autumn Roger tries in vain to find the fox, but his Christmas present finally provides the opportunity.
Malcolmson, Anne Burnett. (1947). Song of Robin Hood. (Music arranged by Grace Castagnetta and illustrations by Virginia Lee Burton). [S.l.] : Houghton, Mifflin Co. 398.2 C3463s
Covers eighteen ballads about Robin Hood. Robin Hood and Little John; Robin Hood and the stranger; Robin Hood and the tanner; Robin Hood and the Prince of Aragon; Robin Hood and the curtal friar; Robin Hood and Allen a Dale; Robin Hood and Maid Marian; Robin Hood and the bishop; Robin Hood and the butcher; Robin Hood and the bold pedlar; Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne; Robin Hood and the golden arrow; Robin Hood and the ranger; Robin Hood rescuing Will Stutly; Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford; Robin Hood’s golden prize; Robin Hood rescuing three squires; and Robin Hood’s death.
Tresselt, Alvin R. (1946). Rain drop splash. (Pictures by Leonard Weisgard). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. PRIM-FIC T799RA
Follow the rain as it travels through a pond, a brook, a lake, and a river down to the sea.
Flack, Marjorie. (1946). The boats on the river. (Pictures by Jay Hyde Barnum). New York : The Viking Press. PRIM-FIC F5714BO
A rhythmic text evoking New York City and the Hudson River in the 1940's.
Graham, Al. (1946). Timothy Turtle. (Pictures by Tony Palazzo). New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC G738TI
Timothy Turtle climbs Tookalook Hill to become famous and he does become famous -- for something else entirely.
Politi, Leo. (1946). Pedro, the angel of Olvera Street. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons. PRIM-FIC P7694PE
Every Christmas on Olvera Street in Los Angeles there is a Posada procession, and this year, Pedro gets to be the angel who leads the procession.
Wheeler, Opal. (1946). Sing in praise; a collection of the best loved hymns. (Illustrated by Marjorie Torrey). New York : E.P. Dutton and Co.
Stories and pictures about the hymns with music.
Brown, Margaret Wise [pseud. Golden MacDonald]. (1945). Little lost lamb. (Illustrations by Leonard Weisgard). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday& Co. PRIM-FIC B879LL
A little shepherd boy discovers that a lamb is missing and climbs the high mountain in the dark and cold to search for it.
Wheeler, Opal. (1945). Sing Mother Goose. (Illustrated by Marjorie Torrey). New York : E.P. Dutton & Co.
Fifty nursery rhymes set to music and fully illustrated.
Reyher, Rebecca Hourwich. (1945). My mother is the most beautiful woman in the world : a Russian folktale. (Pictures by Ruth Gannett). New York : Howell, Soskin. 398.2 R4575m
A story based on the Russian folktale of the little girl who loses her mother and the people who help her find her mother "the most beautiful woman" in the little girl's world.
Wiese, Kurt. (1945). You can write Chinese. New York : The Viking Press. 495 W651y
Chinese syllables and words, together with picture of the objects from which they are derived, are given in this book which teaches children how to write Chinese.
Tudor, Tasha. (1972). Mother goose, seventy-seven verses with pictures. New York : Henry Z. Walck. 398.8 M918tu
The noted artist illustrates her own selection of seventy-seven traditional nursery rhymes.
Ets, Marie Hall. (1944). In the forest. New York : The Viking Press. PRIM-FIC E855IN
The animals join a young boy as he walks through the forest blowing his new horn.
De Angeli, Marguerite. (1944). Yonie Wondernose. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. INTR-FIC D281YO
A curious Amish boy who lives on the family farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, shares a wonderful secret with his father.
Sawyer, Ruth. (1944). The Christmas Anna Angel. (Illustrated by Kate Seredy). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC S2718ch
Tells how Anna and Miklos prepare for Christmas in a year when supplies for holiday treats and decorations are scarce.
Jones, Jessie Mae Orton. (1943). Small rain, verses from the Bible. (Illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones). New York : Viking Press. 220.5 B582s
Familiar psalms, prayers and other passages from the Bible are translated into illustrations to relate to common events in a small child's life.
Kingman, Lee. (1943). Pierre Pidgeon. (Pictures by Arnold Edwin Bare). New York : The Junior Literary Guild; Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. PRIM-FIC K546PI
By doing a good deed, Pierre gets his heart's desire.
Hader, Berta and Elmer. (1943). The mighty hunter. New York : The Macmillan Company. PRIM-FIC H128MI
The story of a young Indian boy who wants to go hunting, but a meeting with a hungry bear causes him to think he had better go to school.
Brown, Margaret Wise. (1943). A child's good night book. (Color lithographs by Jean Charlot). New York : W.R. Scott. PRIM-FIC B879CH
Animals, people, and things become quiet and sleep when night comes.
Chan, Chih-yi. (194?). The good-luck horse. (Illustrated by Plato Chan). Eau Claire, Wis. : E.M. Hale. PRIM-FIC C5343go
Wah Toong's good-luck horse causes problems until he helps his master bring peace to the warring armies.
Buff, Mary and Conrad. (1942). Dash & Dart. New York : The Viking Press. 599 B929d
The story of twin fawns' first year of life.
Newberry, Clare Turlay. (1942). Marshmallow. New York : Harper & Brothers. PRIM-FIC N5342MA
Displeased with the intrusion of a new baby bunny into the household, Oliver the cat considers annihilating it.
Petersham, Maud Fuller and Petersham, Miska . (1941). An American ABC. New York : Macmillan. 973 P4845a
Presents an alphabet of illustrations of the American spirit from its history, biography and legends.
Clark, Ann Nolan. (1941). In my mother's house. (Illustrated by Velino Herrera). New York : The Viking Press. 970.3 C592i
A young Tewa Indian describes the homes, customs, work, and strong communal spirit of his people.
Holling, Holling Clancy. (1941). Paddle-to-the-Sea. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 917 H741p
A small canoe carved by an Indian boy makes a journey from Lake Superior all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Gág, Wanda. (1941). Nothing at all. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132noa
Gág, Wanda. (1941). Nothing at all. New York : Coward-McCann, Inc. PRIM-FIC G132NO
An invisible orphan puppy uses magic supplied by a jackdaw to make himself visible, so that he will be adopted by children and given milk and bones like his two already visible brothers.
Newberry, Clare Turlay. (1940). April's kitten. New York and London : Harper & Brothers. PRIM-FIC N5342AP
Three new kittens are too many for a one-cat apartment, but Daddy finds a solution to the problem.
Hader, Berta and Elmer. (1939). Cock-a-doodle doo : the story of a little red rooster. New York : Macmillan. PRIM-FIC H128CO
A little red rooster is raised by a family of ducks but sets off to find others like him, and after many encounters with different birds and animals finally succeeds in finding a home of his own.
Bemelmans, Ludwig. (1939). Madeline. New York : Simon and Schuster. PRIM-FIC B4555MAD
Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.
Ford, Lauren. (1939). The ageless story, with its antiphons. New York : Dodd, Mead & Co.
Story of the boyhood of Jesus in an New England setting. Opposite each picture is printed the appropriate Gregorian music with borders and illuminated initials suggesting the color and design of books adorned in an old monastery.
Daugherty, James Henry. (1938). Andy and the lion. New York : The Viking Press. PRIM-FIC D2385AN
In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.
Newberry, Clare Turlay. (1938). Barkis. New York, London : Harper & Brothers. PRIM-FIC N5342BAR
James doesn't want to share his birthday puppy with his sister. Then she does him a very big favor.
Armer, Laura Adams. (1938). The forest pool. New York; Toronto : Longmans, Green. PRIM-FIC A7285FO
Two little Mexican boys and their parrot go into the deep forest to look for the iguana.
Gág, Wanda. (2004). Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132sno
Gág, Wanda. (1938). Snow White and the seven dwarfs. New York : Coward-McCann. PRIM-FIC G132sn
Based on Schneewittchen by the Brothers Grimm, Wanda Gag retells the tale of the beautiful princess who took refuge from her wicked stepmother, the queen, in the cottage of seven dwarfs as the queen pursued her with poison apples.
Leaf, Munro. (1938). Wee Gillis. (Illustrated by Robert Lawson). New York : The Viking Press. PRIM-FIC L4345WE
Wee Gillis couldn't decide whether he wanted to be a Highlander and stalk stags, like his father, or a Lowlander like his mother, and raise long-haired cows.
Fish, Helen Dean. (1937). Four & twenty blackbirds; nursery rhymes of yesterday recalled for children of to-day. (Illustrated by Robert Lawson). New York : Frederick A. Stokes Co.
Collection of old nursery rhymes.
Artzybasheff, Boris. (1961, c1937). Seven Simeons : a Russian tale. New York : The Viking Press. 398.2 A792s
A retelling of an old Russian folktale about the great King Douda and his search for a princess and how he is aided by seven brothers with remarkable abilities.
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