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Priest, Robert
An old pirate who lives in New York City takes a walk in Central Park and spends time with other old pirates. One day, when he brings his ship to sail on the pond, he meets the retired Queen. A battle ensues between vessels. Chaos reigns until a truce is called. Now the Old Pirate and the Old Queen spend time together at the pond every day as Retirates.

Karm, Roberta
Jack, Constance, Mama, and Papa play a riddling game which helps them understand life on the frontier. Their riddles are about their log cabin, food, icehouse, candles, and baskets.

McCully, Emily Arnold
Based on real events, Maisie Ferris, a girl from the mid-1800s, and her family don't really fit in with their neighbors in the small town of Galesburg, Illinois with their new ideas. They take one of their American creations, popcorn, to England and impress everyone with their corn that turns to snow.

Ardizzone, Edward
Tim and Ginger are cabin boys who find a dog on the S.S. Royal. The captain does not like dogs, so they try to find it a home every time they go to shore. When the captain finds the dog in hiding, he scolds the boys. In the end, the boys get to keep the dog.

Blake, Robert
A fledgling spreads his wings and flies from a skyscraper for the first time. His flight leads him to an amusement park and subway. He gets lost and becomes scared. Will he ever find his way home?

Wood, Douglas
Throughout the day, a dad shows his love for his son by showing him things that he can't do alone such as pitching a baseball very fast, reading a book to himself, fishing alone, and winning at cards.

Brown, Ness
A little girl gets a steamroller for Christmas from her parents. She rides it from the first moment, but does not know how to stop. She runs over everything and everyone in her path. Until she gets a new present that will help her.

Coy, John
When a young boy goes on a trip with his dad, they drive all night to get to the mountains. During the trip, the little boy learns many things from his father as they share many activities along the way.

Robbins, Ken
A drive through the city and country is depicted through wonderful pictures as seen from the backseat of a car.

Gramatky, Hardie
Little Toot is known only to play, but when he decides to work, no one lets him. So he drifts away to the ocean where he saves a big liner who gets stuck between rocks.

Aker, Suzanne
What comes in two's?Some of the things are two pieces of bread for a sandwich, two body parts, and two wings on a bird. What comes in three's?Three wheels on a tricycle, three meals each day, and three primary colors. Can you come up with thing that comes in four's?

Merriam, Eve
This rhyming book uses the numbers one through ten in the fashion of one, two buckle my shoe.

Lindbergh, Reeve
As this girl gets ready for school, a cow and many other animals show up outside of her house. When the bus finally comes, there is chaos with people, cars, and animals in the neighborhood.

Cushman, Doug
The great detective Seymour Sleuth and his assistant travel to Egypt in search of a missing stone chicken, part of the lost treasure of King Karfu. They explore many clues and take photographs.

Burleigh, Robert
Miles Davis loves music. Wherever he is, Miles can feel music. Miles dreams of playing his trumpet with the great saxophonist, Charlie Bird Parker, so he travels to New York City to find him. After many hours of searching, Miles finds Bird and the two play beautiful music together.

Banyai, Istvan
Re-zoom represents a series of scenes, each from farther away. For example, an Indian is on a wrist watch worn by a man, who is painting a wall. Re-zoom illustrates different perspectives of the same scenes. (A Wordless Book).

McCully, Emily Arnold
Young Mirette and the Great Bellini are high wire partners in Paris. While performing on a tour of Europe, they visit Russia where the people are not free. Bellini speaks to them about freedom during their act and is arrested. Then it is up to Mirette to be brave and rescue him from prison.

Dorros, Arthur
Rosalba and her grandmother go for an adventure. They fly from New York to la Isla. They fly over la Isla stopping to visit all of grandmother's favorite spots from her childhood. Some things have changed but not everything has.

Morris, Ann
A rhyme about shoes from all over the world ranges from new shoes to work shoes, game shoes to fun shoes.

Farmer, Nancy
Sim Webb is finally getting his chance to work on a train for the famous Casey Jones. Casey is putting a brand new whistle on his train, but Casey knows it's a bad idea. He knows that something bad is about to happen.

Crews, Donald
Each summer, young Donald Crews takes a train ride and car ride to Bigmama's farm. He plays with the his cousins on the big porch, then explores the shed, outhouse, toolshed, stable, barn, and pond for fishing. His family gathers around a big table to eat and celebrate being together.

Prestine, Joan Singleton
A young girl is sad that she has to move from her house. She must leave her friends, her school, and all of her favorite things, like playing baseball and running in the fields with her dog. She soon makes new friends, though, and learns her new apartment is not much different from her old neighborhood and begins to like it.

Stevenson, James
Hubie and his family board a train to go to New York to see the World's Fair. At one of the train stops, Hubie gets off and mistakenly gets on another train going to California. During Hubie's attempt to get back on the train to New York, he meets some very helpful and interesting people. With their help, Hubie lands safely at the World's Fair.

Zimelman, Nathan
Tells the triumphs and setbacks of the second grade as they try a variety of fundraisers to save money for a trip to the Statue of Liberty.

Agee, Jon
Milo the magician had one more chance to pull a rabbit out of his hat or else he would be fired. While searching for a rabbit, he finds a bear. The bear is able to pretend his bones are made of rubber and agrees to jump out of Milo's hat. The show is a huge success until the bear becomes tired. Milo wonders what he will do until he realizes that he too can pretend his bones are made of rubber.

Cole, Joanna
A class takes a field trip to the waterworks. The trip is magical because the children actually become the size of raindrops. They go through the water purification cycles and learn all about water.

Lenica, Jan
A train that carries people and animals travels to magical places.

Carrick, Carol
Christopher goes on a field trip with his class to an aquarium. They take the subway there, but on the way back Christopher gets pushed off the train and lost. Eventually, he finds a policeman who helps him go home.

Spelman, Cornelia
Charlotte lost her mother only six months ago, so she and her father still grieve a lot over the death. Charlotte gets into a fight at school and has to see a therapist, Anna. Anna helps Charlotte to bring out her emotions which establishes a better bond between her and her father.

Joerns, Consuelo
Stuck on an island attic and very lonely, Sam Bear sends a message in a bottle to a boy named Peter. Peter finds Sam Bear and they sail away into a storm!When Sam Bear's firecrackers are struck by lightning, they light the stormy sky, and help is found.

Hopkinson, Deborah
Ten year-old Bertha, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, receives a diary for her birthday. She records significant family events such as their relocation to rugged Turtle Island and the time when her brother went to sea for a long time.

Miller, Margaret
Various children learn where different objects are supposed to go. After four tries, the correct answer is given.

Rose, Anne
Fuzzy Fogtop has a short memory. He cannot remember anything from the night before. Fuzzy decides to visit the next town, but he falls asleep on the train and does not know where he is when he wakes up.

Hedderwick, Mairi
Katie Morag eagerly waits for the arrival of her Grandma Mainland who lives in the big city. Upon her arrival, Grannie Island, Katie's other grandmother tries to get Alecina, the prize sheep out of the murkey pool. Likewise the judging for the best ewe and fleece trophy is about to begin when Katie Morag saves the day.

McLeod, Emily Warren
A little boy and his teddy bear go on a bicycle ride through an imaginative trip. They are cautious and safe along their trip.

Rosenberg, Liz
A young girl escapes alone to America and finds companionship in a runaway shadow. They experience their new world together.

Williams, Barbara
A young boy tells tales about visits with his grandma.

Jukes, Mavis
On the way to see her sick uncle, a little girl pretends to fly like he used to. She learns to face her fears about flying in airplanes.

Wahl, Jan
When a tiger in the village causes trouble, Azad and his father are sent out to search for it. When Azad comes face to face with the tiger, it changes his outlook on hunting.

Anno, Mitsumasa
Daily activities in a countryside village are shown through the numbers 0 through 12

Edwards, Pamela Duncan
A boy runs along the pathway of the Underground Railroad until he needs to take a rest. While he is resting, his pursuers are getting closer. They get too close and the boy can not run from his hiding place. Is he bound to be captured or can someone or something help him?

Burningham, John
Santa Claus has just delivered his presents when he realizes that he forgot to deliver a present to Harvey Slumfenburger. Santa doesn't want to wake the reindeer to take the sleigh, so people with cars help him get to Harvey's house.

Hesse, Karen
Two boys are afraid to go by the house where the fierce dog, Lester, hides under the porch. On their adventure they cross busy streets then find a baby kitten. They try to save the kitten and find an excellent home for it.

Pendziwol, Jean//Gourbault, Martine
A little girl meets a friendly dragon at the beach and invites him to tea and lunch. During lunch the dragon sneezes fire and the table and curtains catch on fire. The fire alarm goes off but the little girl knows the important rules of fire safety. She tells the dragon that they must not stay inside and must meet their mother outside by the tree. When the dragon tries to go back in for his teddy bear, the little girl tells him to never to go back insidde a burning building. The little girls mother calls for help and the fire men come and put out the fire. Everyone is safe which is really important. The next time that they want to have tea, the friends will have a picnic on the beach.

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur and his friends are very excited about going back to school. They even have new lunch boxes!School goes great that first day as the friends learn about school bus safety and eat their yummy chocolate chip cookies for snack.

Salt, Jane//Hawksley, Gereard
A baby has many new things to see and touch at the supermarket. At home, it is time to unload the groceries and make dinner.

Duvoisin, Roger
Petunia realizes she is too heavy to fly so she starts doing calisthenics to get into shape. When she does fly, she gets blown into the city and she sees how small she is in proportion to other things. She misses her home and takes a train back there.

Lundgren, Max
Matt and his family go to visit Matt's grandfather in a retirement home for his eighty-fifth birthday. Matt's grandfather is old and he forgets a lot. At first, Matt is afraid of his grandfather, but when they go for a walk in the park, he learns that older people are not so scary.

Bunting, Eve
A young girl and her father buy flowers at the grocery and prepare a flower box for her mother's birthday.

Heide, Florence Parry
Treehorn is shrinking. Being little is not easy. Treehorn discovers this by having difficulty doing his daily routine, like trying to mail a letter or go to school. One day, Treehorn finds a magical board game that helps him solve his problem.