Children's Literature Final

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A Story, A Story

woodcuts Haley, Gail E. In an African tale, Ananse the spider man bargains with the Sky God

Alphabetics

observing MacDonald, Suse A series of pictures change a letter into an object

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

abc book Musgrove, Margaret Traditions of twenty-six African peoples are presented in alphabetical order

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: A Nandi Tale

cummulative Aardema, Verna Vidal, Beatriz A cumulative tale from Kenya tells how a herdsman brings rain to the parched land.

Changes, Changes

wordless Hutchins, Pat Two doll figures create different things out of blocks

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

repetitive Martin, Bill, Jr. The ABC's are presented through rhythmic verse

Chrysanthemum

social issues Henkes, Kevin A mouse child experiences problems adjusting to other school children who make fun of her name

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

historical fiction Avi Falsely accused of theft, an ophan boy escapes his 14th century English village

Dressing

sequencing Oxenbury, Helen A board book shows step-by-step dressing

Family Pictures

multicultural Lomas Garza, Carmen Author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in a Hispanic community in Texas

Free Fall

wordless Wiesner, David A fantasy wordless book tells the story of a boy's dream

Goodnight Moon

repetitive pict.bk Brown, Margaret Hurd, Clement A book for young children that creates a calm atmosphere at bedtime

Hattie and the Fox

rep. and cumm. Fox, Mem Mullins, Patricia In a cumulative tale, a hen tries to convince farm animals about approaching danger

Holes

realistic fic Sachar, Louis A boy solves a family mystery while at a juvenile detention center.

In the Night Kitchen

fantasy Sendak, Maurice A young child dreams that he is in the world of the night kitchen

The Midwife's Aprentice

historical fict/survival Karen Cushman Young orphan is taken in by a midwife to become her apprentice.

Jumanji

prediction/fantasy Van Allsburg, Chris An unusual games creates a jungle environment

Keep Looking!

observing Selsam, Millicent Chartier, N This book encourages readers to find animals in a winter setting

Kitten's First Full Moon

use of line Henkes, Kevin Kitten experiences his first glimpse at a full moon.

Make Way for Ducklings

pict story bk. McCloskey, Robert A city park provides a safe home for the ducklings

Millions of Cats

pen and ink Gag, Wanda An old woman's desire for a pretty cat results in a fight among trillions of cats

Owl Moon

texture Yolen, Jane Schoenherr, John A poetic story follows father and son as they search for owls in the winter woods

Ox-Cart Man

pict. Bk seasons Hall, Donald Cooney, Barbara Subtle illustrations complement a tale about a New England farmer in the early 1800s

Peter's Chair

personality/ collage Keats, Ezra Jack Peter overcomes jealousy when his furniture is painted for his new baby sister

Saint George and the Dragon

formal illustrations Hodges, Margaret Hyman, Trina An English legend is adapted from Edmun Spenser's The Faerie Queen

Sarah, Plain and Tall

historical fiction MacLachlan, Patricia A frontier family longs for a new mother

Shapes

Classifying Tana Hoban Young children can classify different objects with similar shapes

Song and Dance Man

egocentric karen Ackerman Shows the relationship between a grandfather and his grandchildren as he performs for them.

Stevie

pict. Storybk/ sibling rivalry Steptoe, John Robert is unhappy when Stevie plays with his toys and wants his own way

Swimmy

abstract/collage Lionni, Leo A little fish learns about the marvels of the sea

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

jagged lines show danger Goble, Paul Tells about an American Indian girl who loves wild horses, joins them in a flight during a storm

The House That Jack Built

cummulative Stevens, Janet Cummulative tale describes Jack's building his house

The Little House

personification Burton, Virginia Lee A house is strong but needs love as it becomes dilapidated and lonely over the years.

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

wordless/creative writing Van Allsburg, Chris Mystery and fantasy pictures encourage readers to plot their own stories

The News About Dinosaurs

Classifying Patricia Lauber Children can group the different types of dinosaurs.

The Sign of the Beaver

historical fiction Speare, Elizabeth George A boy survives in a frontier cabin after an Indian friend teaches him survival techniques

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

oil and acrylic Scieszka, Jon Smith, Lane Through adaptations of traditional folktales, the author creates stories such as "The Other Frog Prince,"

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

oil and acrylic Scieszka, Jon Smith, Lane Humorous illustrations accompany a new version of the tale

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

collage Carle, Eric A colorful collage picture books presents the life cycle of a caterpillar who eats his way through the pages

The Z Was Zapped

prediction/abc bk Van Allsburg, Chris Letters from a twenty-six-act play

Tuesday

wordless Wiesner, David A wordless book format; the artist depicts what happens on Tuesday night when frogs float through the air

Where the Wild Things Are

fantasy Sendak, Maurice Max's vivid imagination turns his room into a forest inhabited by wild things

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale

pourquoi bk Aardema, Verna Dillon, Leo and Diane Dillon A cumulative African folktale tells the humorous reason for mosquitoes' buzzing

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

counting/informal illustrations Moss, Lloyd Priceman, Marjorie A counting story uses instruments

A Chair for My Mother

Williams, Vera A young girl helps save money for a new chair Multicultural, Hispanic

A Quetzalcoatl Tale of Corn

Parke, Marilyn Quetzalcoatl brings the gift of corn to the Aztecs Multicultural, Aztec, legend

A Snowy Day

Keats, Ezra Jack Peter experiences a great snowfall Picture storybook

Aesop's Fables

Aesop Thirteen fables are illustrated with full-color paintings Fables

Alligators All Around an Alphabet

Sendak, Maurice A family of alligators illustrate the alphabet with every day activities. Alphabet

Alphabatics

MacDonald, Suse A series of pictures change a letter into an object Alphabet

An Edward Lear Alphabet

Lear, Edward This text is a newly illustrated version of Lear's nonsense rhyme Alphabet

Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America,

Delacre, Lulu This text includes a variety of songs and poems Collection of nursery rhymes, Hispanic

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

Musgrove, Margaret Traditions of twenty-six African peoples are presented in alphabetical order Alphabet, African American

Changes, Changes

Hutchins, Pat Two doll figures create different things out of blocks Wordless

Chasing Vermeer

Blue Balliett Friends tries to figure out the mystery of a stolen Vermeer painting. Mystery

Cirque du Freak: a Living Nightmare

Darren Shan A frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a darrk world of vampires. Horror

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Martin, Bill, Jr. and Archambault, John The ABC's are presented through rhythmic verse Alphabet

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Doreen Cronin Cows revolt at Farmer Brown's farm. Picture book

Count and See

Hoban, Tana Photographs illustrate numbers Counting

Curious George

Rey, Hans George begins his slapstick adventures when he leaves the jungle with the man who has a yellow hat Picture storybook

David Gets in Trouble

Shannon, David Young David gets in all sorts of trouble. Picture book

Dr. Coyote: A Native American Aesop's Fables

Biershorst Collection of Aesop's fables with a Southwestern theme Multicultural, fables , Native American

Ed Emberley's ABC

Emberley, Ed An amusing alphabet shows the formation of the letters and an animal representation for each letter Alphabet

The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan Percy Jackson finds out that he is a child of an Olympian God when his mother sends him off to a private school. Fantasy

Freight Train

Crews, Donald Colors, cars on a freight train, and concepts such as daylight, and darkness are developed Concept

Frog and Toad Are Friends

Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad are seen in five short stories Easy-to-read, controlled vocabulary

Frog on His Own

Meyer, Mercer The adventures of a little boy and his frog when they go fishing Wordless

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rowling, J.K. A young wizard is in a setting with magical possibilities. Fantasy

In the Tall, Tall Grass

Fleming, Denise A young boy searches for different animals in the tall grass Concept

Jumanji

Van Allsburg, Chris An unusual game creates a jungle environment Fantasy

Jump! The Adventures of Br'er Rabbit

Harris, Joel Chandler Five Br'er Rabbit stories include "The Comeuppance of Br'er Wolf" and "The Moon in the Millpond" African American, Multicultural

Legend of the Bluebonnet

dePaolo, Tomie A Commache tale about the bluebonnet. Native American, Multicultural

Lon Po Po : A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

Young, Ed Three sisters, Shang, Tao, and Paotze, who are staying home alone, are endangered by a wolf. The girls outwit the wolf in this version. Chinese Little Red Riding Hood

Mama One, Mama Two

MacLachlan, Patricia A foster mother shares a story about a girl's real mother Picture storybook, social issues

Math Curse

Scieszka, Jon When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse, trying to calculate everything around. Concept, picture storybook

Max's Breakfast

Wells, Rosemary A humorous book is about a young rabbit's breakfast Picture storybook

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel Mary Anne prove that she can dig more in one day than one hundred men can dig in a week Tall tale, personification

Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book

Feelings, Muriel Numbers from one through ten are shown in numbers, written in Swahili, and illustrated with scenes of Africa Counting

Mother Goose on the Rio Grande

Alexander, F. Mother Goose tales told in English and in Spanish Collection of Mother Goose rhymes

Mother Goose: Or, the Old Nursery Rhymes

Greenaway, Kate A small Mother Goose is illustrated with charming Greenaway children Collection of Mother Goose rhymes

Mother Scorpion Country

Rohmer, Harriet; Chow, Ocatavio; & Viduare, Morris A Central American tale is written in both English and Spanish Hispanic American, Multicultural (Miskito Indians)

Mouse Count

Walsh, Ellen Stoll The illustrations and the text proceed from 1 through 10 and then count backward from 10 to 1 Counting

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Steptoe, Javaka An African folktale has some Cinderella elements African Cinderella tale

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Rathmann, Peggy A police dog adds humorous displays to safety tips Picture storybook, friendship

Picnic

McCully, Emily Arnold A young mouse is lost on the day of the family picnic Wordless

Richard Scarry's The Best Word Book Ever

Scarry, Richard Alphabet book with numerous illustrations to help children with vocabulary Alphabet

Rosie's Walk

Hutchinson, Pat A fox follows Rosie on her daily walk Concept

Saint George and the Dragon

Hodges, Margaret An English legend is adapted from Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene Legend

Sheep in a Jeep

Shaw, Nancy Sheep have an adventure while driving a jeep Easy-to-read, controlled vocabulary

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Hastings, Selina (reteller) After a horrible hag saves King Arthur's life by answering a riddle, Sir Gawain agrees to marry her and thus releases her from an evil enchantment. Based on Chaucer's "Wife of Bath's Tale." Legend

Smoky Night

Bunting, Eve People learn the value of getting along with their neighbors during the LA riots. Picture storybook, racial issues

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Steig, William A magical pebble causes a donkey to turn into a rock Picture storybook, fantasy

Tar Beach

Ringgold, Faith A girl imagines that she can fly over the city Multicultural, African American

Ten, Nine, Eight

Bang, Molly A charming number game counts objects backward Counting

The ABC Bunny

Gag, Wanda A bunny has numerous adventures related to letters of the alphabet Alphabet

The Cat in the Hat

Seuss, Dr. A very unusual cat causes both amusement and mischief when he entertains two bored children on a rainy day Picture storybook, fantasy, humorous

The Fortune Tellers

Alexander, Lloyd A carpenter in central Africa seeks the advice of a fortune teller whose predictions come true African American, Multicultural

The Giver

Lowry, Lois In a science fiction story, a boy changes a world that is devoid of conscience SciFi, Fantasy

The Invisible Hunters

Rohmer, Harriet; Chow, Ocatavio; & Viduare, Morris A tale reflects the impact of European traders Hispanic American, Multicultural, (Miskito Indians)

The Little House

Burton, Virginia Lee A house is strong but needs love as it becomes dilapidated and lonely over the years Picture storybook, personification

The Llama's Secret

Palacios, Argentina A llama warns the people and animals to seek shelter on Huillcacoto to avoid the rising sea. Peruvian, Multicultural (Noah's Ark Story)

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Van Allsburg, Chris Mystery and fantasy pictures encourage readers to plot their own stories Wordless

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Potter, Beatrix This is the original tale of the mischievous rabbit, with Potter's original illustrations Picture storybook

The Talking Eggs

San Souci, Robert Creole Folktale collected in Louisiana. Kindness gets rewarded; greed does not African-American, Multicultural

The Velveteen Rabbit

Williams, Margery A child must give up his toy rabbit after an illness Picture storybook, personification

The Very Busy Spider

Carle, Eric Illustrated version of the children's song Illustration-collage

The Village of Round and Square Houses

Grifalconi, Ann A "why" tale is from Cameroon African American, Social Issues

The Z Was Zapped

Van Allsburg, Chris Letters from a twenty-six-act play Alphabet

Tortillitas Para Mama

Griego, Margot C. and Betsy L. Bucks, Nursery rhymes appear in Spanish and English Multicultural, Hispanic

Tuesday

Wiesner, David Through a wordless book format, the artist depicts what happens on Tuesday night when frogs float through the air Wordless book, fantasy

Where the Buffaloes Begin

Baker, Olaf A story about the lake where the buffaloes were created Native American, Multicultural

Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice Max's vivid imagination turns his room into a forest inhabited by wild things Picture storybook, fantasy

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale

Aardema, Verna A cumulative African folktale tells the humorous reason for mosquitoes' buzzing African tale, cumulative, porquoi

William Wegman's Mother Goose

Wegman, William Mother Goose tales told with dogs portraying each nursery rhyme Collection of Mother Goose rhymes

Working Cotton

Williams, Sherley Anne This story develops around memories of a migrant family working in the cotton fields of California Multicultural, geographic, social issues, picture storybook

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Moss, Lloyd A counting story uses instruments Counting

A Chair for My Mother

Williams, Vera A young girl helps save money for a new chair Multicultural, Hispanic

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Adler, David A biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography, Political Leaders and Social Activists, African American

A Year Down Yonder

Peck, Richard A sequel to A Long Way to Chicago. Historical fiction

Amazing Grace

Hoffman, Mary A girl shows that she can be the best Peter Pan African American

Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones

Barton, Byron A cast of characters look form find, and assembles some dinosaur bones. Ancient World

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle

Jeffers, Susan A poetic retelling of the words of Chief Seattle Native American, Multicultural

Bud, Not Buddy

Curtis, Christopher Paul Set during the Depression, a boy searches for his father. Historical fiction, African-American

Carver: A Life in Poems

Nelson, Marilyn A series of 59 poems portrays botanist and educator George Wahington Carver Biography, African American

Charlie Needs a Cloak

dePaolo, Tomie A simple information book tells in a humorous way how a shepherd shears sheep, cards and spins wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and then sews a cloak Picturebook

Desert Giant: The world of the Saguaro Cactus

Bash, Barbara The text and illustrations are about the life cycle of the saguaro cactus Nature-plants

Diego

Winter, Jonah Biography of this famous Mexican muralist Biography, Authors & Artists

Esperanza Rising

Munoz, Pam A young girls leaves her hacienda in Mexico to become a migrant worker Multicural, Hispanic

Frida Kahlo

Turner, Robyn Montana Introduces the works of this Mexican painter Biography, Authors & Artists

Hatchet

Paulsen, Gary A thirteen-year-old boy learns personal and physical survival in the Canadian wilderness Contemporary realistic fiction, Survival

Legend of the Bluebonnet

dePaolo, Tomie The Cherokee story of the origin of the bluebonnet. Native American, Multicultural

Lincoln: A Photobiography

Freedman, Russell Abraham Lincoln's life is carefully documented Biography, Political Leaders and Social Activists, African American

Mama One, Mama Two

MacLachlan, Patricia A foster mother shares a story about a girl's real mother Social Issues, Picture Storybook

Molly's Pilgrim

Cohen, Babrara MollyÕs mother makes a unique pilgrim doll for Thanksgiving Russian American, Multicultural

Number the Stars

Lowry, Lois In Copenhagen, a ten-year-old girl helps the Danish Resistance Historical Fiction, Holocaust

Sadako

Coerr, Eleanor When a nine-year-old Hiroshima girl becomes sick with leukemia, she tries to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy. Asian, Multicultural

Scout, The Christmas Dog

Sansom, Andrew An aging black Labrador retriever gets lost on a hunting trip and is found by a friend during the Christmas holidays. Realistic contemporary Fiction, animal stories, dogs

Shaka: King of the Zulus

Stanley, Diane and Vennema, Peter This is a picture biography of a Zulu chief who lived from 1787 to 1828 Biography, Political Leaders and Social Activists, African American

Sharks

Simon, Seymour Pictures and descriptions of sharks and their habitats Nature-animals

Snakes! Strange and Wonderful

Pringel, Laurence Answers questions about snakes and illustrations show many different kinds of snakes from around the world Insects, Spiders, Snakes, and Turtles

Summer of Fire : Yellowstone 1988

Lauber, Patricia Describes the season of fire that struck Yellowstone in 1988, and examines the complex ecology that returns plant and animal life to a seemingly barren, ash-covered expanse. Nature-plants

The House that Crack Built

Taylor Clark Parody of the children's version showing the results of crack use Realistic contemporary Fiction, Violence and drug use

The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth

Cole, Joanna This book provides a humorous approach to the study of the Earth Nature-Geology

The News About Dinosaurs

Lauber, Patricia Reflects past beliefs as well as newer information that often refutes earlier beliefs about dinosaurs Nature: dinosaurs

The Patchwork Quilt

Flourney, Denise Constructing a quilt develops close family memories and brings a family together African-American, Multicultural

The Story of a Monarch Butterfly

Pringel, Laurence Follows the often perilous route of the butterfly as it migrates from New England to Mexico Insects, Spiders, Snakes, and Turtles

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Freedman, Russell Photographs help document the life and accomplishments of the Wright Brothers as they develop the airplane Biography, Explorers of Earth and Space

Underground

Macaulay, David Text and drawings describe the subways, sewers, building foundations, telephone and power systems, columns, cables, pipes, tunnels, and other underground elements of a large modern city. Discoveries and How Things Work

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

Lauber, Patricia Photographs and text follow progress of the eruption Nature-Geology

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