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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
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
Fritz, Jean This is a biography of the inventor, ambassador, and co-author of the Declaration of Independence Biography, Political Leaders and Social Activists
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
Fritz, Jean Fritz's style creates a believable background for the four voyages of Columbus Biography, Explorers of Earth and Space
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