The following children's literature books are review copies of the most recent publications from Houghton Mifflin. They are sent to RIMRC (The Regional Instructional Materials Review Center) so that they might receive the widest exposure. These books are shelved with the general Juvenile Literature Collection and may be checked out at any time. They can be located by using the list below, arranged alphabetically by author, or on the library computer catalog (ROSI) by author, title, subject, or word.
Due to the size of the document, it has been broken up into sublists, alphabetically according to author.
No author A-B C-F G-H I-L M-N O-Q R-V W-Z
+F 868 .N5 C33 1999
The perilous journey of the Donner Party
Summary: Uses materials from letters and diaries written by survivors of the Donner Party to relate the experiences of that ill-fated group as they endured horrific circumstances on their way to California in 1846-47.
+GV 1029.9 .S74 C35 2006
+PZ 7 .C136 Pe 2001
Summary: A little puppy wants to be perfect so that his owner will always love him, and even though he makes mistakes, he learns that he is loved anyway.
+RM 931 .D63 C35 1994
Rosie: a visiting dog's story
+SF 426.5 .C35 1998
Shaggy, waggy dogs and others
Summary: Brief rhymes describe more than two dozen dog breeds. Includes an author's note with advice on choosing a dog as a pet.
+PZ 7 .C17368 Wi 1994
Summary: Arnold and his sister Rose give two bullying classmates a taste of their own medicine when Arnold decides he doesn't have to be a wimp anymore.
+PZ 7 .C2344 Me 1996
Summary: When her grandfather goes in search of one who can heal her of her blindness and fails to return, Melanie follows and rescues him from a hideous troll.
+PZ 7 .C2344 Mo 2000
Mothers are like that
Summary: A simple description of animal and human mothers caring for their young.
+PZ 7 .C2344 Patf 1999
Patrick's dinosaurs on the Internet
Summary: After looking up information about dinosaurs on his computer, Patrick is awakened by a dinosaur who arrives in a spaceship to take Patrick back to his planet for show and tell.
+PZ 10.3 .C245 Po 2002
The polar bears are hungry
Summary: A mother polar bear takes care of her new cubs, but as temperatures rise, she finds it increasingly difficult to get enough to eat.
+PZ 7 .C2344 Up 1999
Summary: A nine-year-old boy tries to come to terms with his grief and anger when his father develops cancer, gradually becomes weaker and weaker, and then dies.
+GV 1787.5 .C373 2006
My first ballet book
+PZ 5 .C18435 Bal 1997
Summary: A collection of 15 stories about ballet by various authors.
+BS 580 .M6 C43 2002
Angels sweep the desert floor
Summary: A collection of eighteen stories based on the Bible which tell how angels respond to God's commands to ease the way for Moses and the Israelites as they cross the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt.
+BM 530 .C48 1998
Clouds of glory
Summary: Presents 21 stories, in a single narrative, about God's relationship with His creation, from creating angels on the second day to testing Abraham's love.
+PN 6071 .S9 M67 2004
More ghost stories
+QL 49 .C47 2006
The Kingfisher first animal picture atlas
+GA 105.6 .C35 2004
Maps and mapping
+QB 631.4 .C47 2006
+GR 120 .C37 1996
A Caribbean counting book
Summary: A collection of rhymes from various Caribbean countries that are chanted as songs and in games.
+PN 6166 .Y63 2004
Yuck!: the grossest joke book ever!
+PZ 7 .C44626 Yu 1997
Choi, Sook Nyul
Yunmi and Halmoni's trip
Summary: When she goes to Korea with her grandmother, Yunmi looks forward to visiting relatives she has never seen, but she also worries about whether Halmoni will want to return to New York.
+PZ 7 .C4523 Fi 1993 c.2
The five-dog night
Summary: Cantankerous Ezra keeps rebuffing his nosy neighbor Old Betty when she tries to give him advice on how to survive the cold winter nights, until she finally discovers that his five dogs are his private source for warmth.
+PZ 8.3 .C456 Fi 1989b
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
Summary: A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.
+PZ 8.3 .C456 Fj 2004
Five little monkeys play hide-and-seek
Summary: The five little monkeys try to avoid going to bed by playing hide-and-seek with the babysitter.
+PZ 8.3 .C456 Fk 1991
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree
Summary: Five little monkeys sitting in a tree discover, one by one, that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.
+PZ 8.3 .C456 Fo 2000
Five little monkeys wash the car
Summary: Five little monkeys wash the family car before trying to sell it, but that is only the beginning of their adventures with the old heap.
+PZ 7 .C4523 Fl 1996
Five little monkeys with nothing to do
Summary: Five little monkeys are bored, but their mother has them clean up the house for Grandma Bessie's visit.
+PZ 7 .C4523 Jd 1998
Jerome camps out
Summary: Jerome the alligator is looking forward to the Swamp School camping trip, until he and his friend learn that Buster, the class bully, will be there, too.
+PZ 7 .C4523 Let 2006
Letters from a desperate dog
Summary: Feeling misunderstood and unappreciated by her owner, Emma the dog asks for advice from the local canine advice columnist.
+PZ 7 .C4523 No 1997
Not until Christmas, Walter!
Summary: Walter, the family dog with a nose for trouble, creates problems with his young mistress because he keeps sniffing out and unwrapping the Christmas presents.
+JK 1978 .C48 2003
Summary: Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.
+PN 147.5 .C485 1995 c.2
What do authors do?
+NC 975 .C46 1999
What do illustrators do?
Summary: Shows two illustrators going through all the steps involved in creating new picture books of Jack and the Beanstalk, including layout, scale, and point-of-view.
+PZ 7 .C4523 Wh 2002
Where's the big bad wolf?
Summary: Detective Doggedly, a pair of cows, and a sheep who looks very familiar are all nearby each time three pigs get into trouble, but the big bad wolf is conspicuously absent.
+PZ 7 .C4893 Har 2002
Harry, I need you!
Summary: When Harry's mother calls him to get out of bed to see a surprise, he tries to imagine what it could be.
+PZ 7 .C4893 Tr 1999
Summary: When Babs the cat decides to take her kitten home to keep her out of trouble, she creates a traffic jam at the corner where Officer Grumm stops traffic to let them cross.
+TR 848 .C54 2005
Before Hollywood: from shadow play to the silver screen
+PZ 7 .C59118 Be 2005
Because your daddy loves you
Summary: When things go wrong during a day at the beach, like a ball that drifts away or a gooey ice cream mess, a father could do a lot of things but always picks the loving one.
+PZ 7 .C59118 Br 1996
Bright Christmas: an angel remembers
Summary: An angel who was present at the birth of Jesus remembers that very special night, graced by heavenly light and an angelic song like the smile of God.
+PZ 7 .C59118 Ci 2000
Circus family dog
Summary: Grumps is content to do his one trick in the center ring at the circus, until a new dog shows up and steals the show - temporarily.
+PZ 7 .C59118 Te 1996
Summary: A temple cat in ancient Egypt grows tired of being worshipped and cared for in a reverent fashion and travels to the seaside, where he finds genuine affection with a fisherman and his children.
+TJ 1195 .C57 1999
Summary: Describes, in rhyming text and illustrations, the characteristics of tools commonly found in most toolboxes.
+PZ 7 .C62214 Fam 1996
Family for sale
Summary: When their mother goes away for two weeks, five siblings take their turns being in charge.
+PZ 7 .C62214 Fm 1997
Flatfoot Fox and the case of the missing schoolhouse
Summary: Flatfoot Fox and his faithful friend, Secretary Bird, help Principal Porcupine solve the mystery of the missing school.
+PZ 7 .C62247 Li 1995
The little red ant and the great big crumb: a Mexican fable
Summary: A small red ant finds a crumb in a Mexican cornfield, but she is afraid that she lacks the strength to move it herself and goes off to find an animal that can.
+PZ 8.1 .C592 Mag 1999
Magic and mischief: tales from Cornwall
Summary: A collection of stories detailing the charms, powers, and adventures, each about "some kind of magical being, good or bad" from the small corner of England known as Cornwall.
+E 185.63 .C57 2000
The Black soldier: 1492 to the present
Summary: Chronicles the military accomplishments of African Americans who fought for the independence and preservation of the United States while struggling to be treated as equals and recognized for their value and achievement.
+PS 591 .N4 I35 1998
I, too, sing America
Summary: Three centuries of African American poetry.
+PZ 7 .C6278 Am 2003
The amazing love story of Mr. Morf: an astonishing circus romance
Summary: Everyone around him seems happy being paired up, so Mr. Morf the circus dog sets off to find a special friend for himself.
+PZ 7 .C658 Pug 2006
Pug in a truck
Summary: A pug dog describes his life with his human friend as they make a living by hauling loads in an eighteen-wheeler truck. Includes glossary of trucking terms.
+PZ 7 .C65974 Ev 2003
Cohen, Carol Lee
Everything is different at Nonna's house
Summary: A young boy describes the differences between his home in the city and life on his grandparents' farm and learns that no matter where he is, their love for him is always the same.
+PZ 7 .C65974 Hap 2001
Cohen, Caron Lee
Happy to you!
Summary: A baby takes the happiness that he experiences at a birthday party home with him.
+PZ 7 .C65974 Mar 2002
Cohen, Caron Lee
Martin and the giant lions
Summary: Martin goes back to the playground at night alone and meets a family of giant lions who roar and climb with them.
+PS 595 .A5 Z66 1992
A zooful of animals
Summary: A collection of animal poems by authors including Rachel Field, X.J. Kennedy, and John Ciardi.
+D 117 .C654 1999
Collard, Sneed B. III
1,000 years ago on planet Earth
Summary: Describes events and cultural developments all over the world 1,000 years ago, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
+QL 762 .C64 1997
Collard, Sneed B. III
Summary: Illustrations and simple text describe how the males of different species help take care of their young.
+QL 755.3 .C65 2004
Collard, Sneed B. III
Summary: Provides a look at the many different ways in which animals sleep, from a snoozing orangutan to a sleeping whale, as well as facts about each animal pictured.
+QL 751.5 .C574 2002
Collard, Sneed B. III
Summary: Surveys the behavior of various young animals and describes how they eventually grow old enough to leave their parents.
+QP 251.5 .C65 2000
Collard, Sneed B. III
Making animal babies
Summary: Describes the mating rituals and reproductive methods of a variety of animals, including flatworms, jellyfish, chameleons, and walruses.
+SB 434.3 .C65 2005
Collard, Sneed B. III
The prairie builders: reconstructing America's lost grasslands
+PZ 7 .C67758 Tl 2003
Toestomper and the bad butterflies
Summary: Toestomper doesn't mind having baby caterpillars invade his home because they make such nice pets, but when they change into butterflies and begin zooming around Littletown, no one is safe.
+PZ 7 .C67758 To 1999
Toestomper and the caterpillars
Summary: Toestomper, who is mean, rude, and disgusting, changes his ways after he destroys the home of a bunch of caterpillars and is forced to adopt them.
+PZ 7 .C68353 Fat 2003
Collins, Pat Lowery
The fattening hut
Summary: A teenage girl living on a tropical island runs away to escape her tribe's customs of arranged marriages and female genital mutilation.
+PZ 7 .C69675 Ju 2001
Collins, Pat Lowery
Summary: During the Depression, having discovered that she has the ability to have out-of-body experiences, twelve-year-old Mary Francis tries to use it to deal with the "peculiar domestic situation" caused by her family's financial plight.
+PZ 7 .C69675 Si 1999
Collins, Pat Lowery
Signs & wonders
Summary: In a series of letters, a fourteen-year-old convent school student who never knew her mother and resents her father, grapples with her belief that God has chosen her to give birth to a prophet.
+PZ 7 .C7592 Mi 2000
+PZ 7 .C7592 Mk 2000
Mishmash and the substitute teacher
+PZ 7 .C7644 Mi 2004
Miss Bridie chose a shovel
Summary: Miss Bridie emigrates to America in 1856 and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.
+GV 1833.6 .R49 C66 1996
Anthony Reyseno: born to rope
+E 806 .C63 2004
Cooper, Michael L.
Dust to eat: drought and depression in the 1930s
+D 769.8 .A6 C66 2000
Cooper, Michael L.
Fighting for honor: Japanese Americans and World War II
Summary: Examines the history of Japanese in the United States, focusing on their treatment during World War II, including the mass relocation to internment camps and the distinguished service of Japanese Americans in the American military.
+E 97.5 .C66 1999
Cooper, Michael L.
Indian school: teaching the white man's ways
+D 769.8 .A6 C67 2002
Cooper, Michael L.
Remembering Manzanar: life in a Japanese relocation camp
Summary: Uses firsthand accounts, oral histories, and essays from school newspapers and yearbooks to tell the story of the Japanese Americans who were sent to live in government-run internment camps during World War II.
+ML 3556 .C67 2001
Cooper, Michael L.
Slave spirituals and the Jubilee Singers
+PZ 7 .C82967 El 1996
Ella and the naughty lion
Summary: The day Ella's mother comes home with baby Jasper, a lion slips through the door and takes up residence with the family, disturbing everyone with its naughty behavior.
+PZ 7 .C8377 An 1998
Summary: While living in a river valley in southern France during the Upper Paleolithic era, thirteen-year-old Anooka rejects the ways of her clan and sets out to make another kind of life for herself. Companion to Dar and the spear-thrower.
+PZ 7 .C869365 Mo 1999
Moon over Tennessee: a boy's Civil War journal
Summary: A thirteen-year-old boy sets off with his father from their farm in Tennessee to join the Confederate forces on their way to fight at Gettysburg. Told in the form of diary entries.
+PZ 7 .C888288 My 2004
My mountain song
Summary: One summer day on her great-grandparents' Kentucky farm, a squabble with her cousin Melvin spurs Brenda Gail to begin choosing the moments that will become her own special song made of memories.
+PZ 7 .C888288 Sp 2003
Summary: In the small town of Baylor, Kentucky, twelve-year-old Jessie K. Bovey and her friends confront some of life's questions during their summer vacation in the late 1960s.
+PZ 7 .C8963 Th 1996
The three lives of Harris Harper
Summary: Twelve-year-old Harris wishes he belonged to the wealthy elegant Benya family rather than his own messy chaotic family, until he learns the truth about both families when little Jamey Benya, left in his charge, runs away.
+NC 975 .T34 1992 v.3
Talking with artists: volume three
Summary: Distinguished picture book artists talk about their early art experiences, answer questions most frequently asked by children, and offer encouragement to aspiring artists.
+G 614 .C87 1998
Into the ice: the story of Arctic exploration
Summary: Describes the ice cap above the northernmost shores of Asia, North America and Greenland, and the expeditions that crisscrossed it in search of the North Pole.
+TL 650 .C87 1996
Ships of the air
+PZ 7 .C959 Mx 2004
Mystery at the Club Sandwich
Summary: When Lola, famous singer at the Club Sandwich, loses her lucky marbles, elephant detective Nick Trunk, lover of peanut butter, takes the case.
+PZ 7 .C962 Bal 1996
The ballad of Lucy Whipple
Summary: In 1849, a 12-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town, where Lucy helps run a rough boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to get "home".
+PZ 7 .C962 Mat 2000
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Matilda, an apprentice bonesetter and practitioner of medicine in a village in medieval England, tries to reconcile the various aspects of her life, both spiritual and practical.
+PZ 7 .C962 Ro 2003
Summary: A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery.
+PZ 7 .C985 Mr 1996
Mr. Carey's garden
Summary: All of his neighbors have suggestions for how to get rid of the snails in his garden, but Mr. Carey isn't interested.
+E 99 .E7 D28 1997
The polar bear son: an Inuit tale
Summary: An old woman adopts and raises a polar bear cub which grows up and provides for her even after she has to send it away to save it from the jealous men of the village.
+PZ 7 .D152613 Kid 2006
Summary: Barely making it through high school, Breslin -- known as Kid B -- longs to escape from Beaumont, Texas, and pursue his talents as a break dancer.
+PZ 7 .D1715 Wel 2006
Welcome to Zanzibar Road
Summary: After moving into the house on Zanzibar Road that her neighbors helped her build, Mama Jumbo decides to share it with Little Chico.
+QL 31 .A9 D38 2004
The boy who drew birds: a story of John James Audubon
+GC 21.5 .D38 2004
Oceans and seas
+PZ 7 .D3435 Co 2002
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Kenny Roy Willson fantasizes about escape from his hometown of Comfort, Texas, following his alcoholic father's release from prison.
+TL 789.3 .D425 2004
Summary: Examines the high-profile incident in New Mexico in 1947, which some interpret as the crash of an unidentified flying object.
+PZ 7 .D3519 Br 2004
Summary: Mike, a young man who has been imprisoned for stealing spy satellite secrets and selling them to the Russians, spends his time in jail telling his side of the story to his cell mate.
+PZ 7 .D3517 Fi 2005
The fire thief
+QC 774 .A45 D43 2004
The nuclear winter man
Summary: Investigates whether various government spy agencies were responsible for the disappearance of a renowned Russian scientist, whose nuclear winter theory described the disastrous environmental consequences of a nuclear war.
+V 745 .D43 2004
Summary: Investigates the possibility that the U.S. Navy during WWII conducted the Philadelphia Experiment -- an experiment that rendered the battleship USS Eldridge invisible.
+PZ 7 .D3594 Th 1994b
Deem, James M.
3 NBs of Julian Drew
Summary: The journals of a troubled fifteen-year-old boy who lives with his father and emotionally and physically abusive stepmother and her children after the death of his own mother years ago.
+DG 70 .P7 D386 2005
Deem, James M.
Bodies from the ash: life and death in Ancient Pompeii
+GN 803 .D45 1998
Deem, James M.
Bodies from the Bog
Summary: Describes the discovery of bog bodies in northern Europe and the evidence that their remains reveal about themselves and the civilizations in which they lived.
+GN 293 .D44 1995
Deem, James M.
How to make a mummy talk
Subjects: Mummies; Embalming
+PZ 7 .D3594 Ve 1996
Deem, James M.
The very real ghost book of Christina Rose
Summary: After their mother dies in a plane crash, ten-year-old Christina and her twin brother move with their father to a seemingly haunted house in a strange neighborhood.
+PZ 7 .D3832 Hum 2006
Summary: Expands on the familiar nursery rhyme, "Humpty Dumpty," to reveal that King Humpty built his wall to keep the common folk out of his lavish kingdom.
+PZ 7 .D388 Am 2000
Angel bites the bullet
Summary: Angel and her best friend try to find a way to get rid of the well-meaning, but disaster-prone family friend who has moved into Angel's bedroom.
+PZ 7 .D388 An 1985
Angel in charge
Summary: Ten-year-old Angel and her little brother Rags have to cope with an incompetent sitter and several crises while their mother is away.
+PZ 7 .D388 Anf 1999
Angel spreads her wings
Summary: Angel, whose active imagination always causes her to expect the worst, is given many new things to worry about when her stepfather plans to move the family to Greece for the summer.
+PZ 7 .D388 Ap 1986 c.2
Angels' mother's boyfriend
Summary: Ten-year-old Angel finds plenty to worry about when she learns that her mother's new boyfriend is a clown.
+PZ 7 .D388 Aq 1987
Angel's mother's wedding
Summary: Angel is worried because her mother does not seem to be making any preparations for her upcoming wedding.
+PZ 7 .D388 Bac 1983
Back yard Angel
Summary: Although ten-year-old Angel loves her little brother Rags dearly, the constant responsibility of taking care of him weighs heavily on her young shoulders.
+PZ 7 .D436 Wat 2006
Denteon, Kady MacDonald
Watch out, William!
+PZ 7 .D4385 St 2001
DePalma, Mary Newell
The strange egg
Summary: A little bird tries to hatch a strange egg before a monkey tells her it is an orange.
+PZ 7 .D493 Hi 2003
Summary: When sophomore Shane Hunter's father is arrested for money laundering at his Lexus dealership, the star pitcher's life of affluence and private school begins to fall apart.
+PZ 7 .D493 Ni 2000
Summary: While trying to prove that he is good enough to play on his high school's varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents' divorce and the erratic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street.
+PZ 7 .D493 No 1997
Painting the black
Summary: When star athlete Josh Daniels moves in across the street,Ryan Ward doesn't realize how much his life will change during his senior year at Seattle's Crown Hill High.
+PZ 7 .D493 Ru 2005
Summary: Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk.
+PZ 7 .D5795 Je 1992
- Dillon, Jana
- Jeb Scarecrow's pumpkin patch
Summary: Jeb Scarecrow comes up with a wonderful plan to scare the crows away from his pumpkin patch.
- ISBN: 0-395-74514-4
+PZ 8.3 .D726 Wo 1998
Donovan, Mary Lee
Won't you come and play with me?
Summary: A Song that takes the speaker up to the barber shop, down through the village green, into the baker's shop, and eventually into Mother's arms.
+PZ 7 .D7415 Fi 2000
Doucet, Sharon Arms
Summary: In 1914, fourteen-year-old Felix LeBlanc feels stifled by his life on his family's farm in Louisiana, and after hearing his wayward uncle play the fiddle, Felix decides that he wants to be a fiddler, too, even if it means making his own fiddle and going against his parents' wishes.
+PZ 7 .D7595 Le 2001
Summary: Finally in a foster home with a caring family, Nard, a thirteen-year-old orphan with only one hand, invents a human-powered flying machine with the assistance of the 500-year-old hand of Leonardo da Vinci.
+SF 302 .D73 2006
My first horse and pony care book
+PZ 7 .D86826 Bic 2005
Dudley, David L.
The bicycle man
Summary: In poor, rural Georgia in 1927, twelve-year-old Carissa and her suspicious mama take in an elderly drifter with a shiny bicycle, never expecting how profoundly his wise and patient ways will affect them.
+PZ 7 .D922 Bo 2004
Summary: BooBoo the gosling likes to eat from morning until night and thinks everything is "good food" -- well, almost everything!
+PZ 7 .D922 Go 2002
Summary: Gossie is a gosling who likes to wear bright red boots every day, no matter what she is doing, and so she is heartbroken the day the boots are missing and can't find them anywhere.
+PZ 7 .D922 Gp 2002
Gossie and Gertie
Summary: Gossie and Gertie are best friends and everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie goes too - except when she doesn't, and sometimes that's even better.
+PZ 7 .D922 Ol 2003
Summary: Ollie is an egg that does not want to hatch until Gossie and Gertie sit on him and use reverse psychology.
+PZ 7 .D922 On 2003
Ollie the stomper
Summary: Three goslings named Gertie, Gossie, and Ollie have fun stomping around in their bright rubber boots.
+PZ 7 .D922 Pe 2004
Summary: A little goose named Peedie tends to forget everything except where to find his lucky red baseball cap.
+G 743 .D86 2001
The raven's gift: a true story from Greenland
+PZ 7 .D9317 Br 2004
Brown Bear gets in shape
+PZ 7 .D9317 Bur 2006
Summary: Benny hates vegetables and eats nothing but hamburgers, until the day his mother's prediction proves true and he teurns into a walking, talking -- and running -- burger.
+PZ 5 .V274 2004
+PZ 7 .D93428 Be 1998
The beaded moccasins: the story of Mary Campbell
Summary: After being captured by a group of Delaware Indians and given to their leader as a replacement for his dead granddaughter, twelve-year-old Mary Campbell is forced to travel west with them to Ohio.
+PZ 7 .D93428 Bg 2000
Betsy Zane: the rose of Fort Henry
Summary: In 1781 twelve-year-old Elizabeth Zane, great-great-aunt of novelist Zane Grey, lives Philadelphia to return to her brothers' homestead near Fort Henry in what is now West Virginia, where she plays an important role in the final battle of the American Revolution.
- +PZ 7 .D93428 Ec 1996
- Durrant, Lynda
Summary: A 12-year-old white boy adopted and raised by Mohicans in the Hudson River Valley during the 1730s is sent with his younger brother to an English settlement for schooling.
- ISBN: 0-395-74430-X
+PZ 7 .D93428 My 2006
My last skirt: the story of Jennie Hodgers, Union soldier
Summary: Enjoying the freedom afforded her while dressing as a boy in order to earn higher pay after immigrating from Ireland, Jennie Hodgers serves in the 95th Illinois Infantry as Private Albert Cashier, a Union soldier in the American Civil War.
+PZ 7 .D93428 Su 2003
The sun, the rain, and the apple seed: a novel of Johnny Appleseed's life
Summary: In the 1790s, an eccentric young man nicknamed Johnny Appleseed feels called by God to travel through the American West planting apple seeds that will feed the hungry and produce more seeds for planting and trading.
+PZ 7 .D93428 Tu 1999
Turtle clan journey
Summary: As the captive white boy Echohawk and his Mohican father and brother make a perilous journey from the Hudson River Valley to a settlement on the Ohio River, Echohawk feels the conflicting pulls of his dual heritage. Sequel to Echohawk.
+PZ 7 .E1264 Aae 2004
48 shades of brown
+PZ 7 .E1264 Af 2005
Summary: An Australian teenager feels bored while vacationing at his mother's beach house and is worried about passing his final examinations until he meets an attractive local girl.
+PZ 7 .E13157 Dav 2003
Easton, Patricia Harrison
Davey's blue-eyed frog
Summary: Davey finds a talking frog that claims to be a princess and plans to take her to school to show off, until he begins to consider the consequences of his actions.
+PZ 7 .E13158 Re 2002
A real American
+PZ 7 .E1945 We 1999
The well of sacrifice
Summary: When a Mayan girl in ninth-century Guatemala suspects that the High Priest sacrifices anyone who stands in the way of his power, she proves herself a hero.
+F 334 .M753 P38385 2005
Edwards, Pamela Duncan
The bus ride that changed history: the story of Rosa Parks
+PZ 7 .E2815 Bl 1999
The blunder of the Rogues
Summary: The Rogues, a band of mischievous young animals, are transformed into real crooks when they get involved with Vincent the goat and an innocent-looking little old sheep lady.
+PZ 7 .E2815 Bu 1997
Burnt toast on Davenport Street
Summary: Arthur and Stella Crandall, two dogs, are for the most part content with their lives until a fly gets mixed up while granting Arthur three wishes.
+PZ 7 .E2815 Ch 1995
Summary: When King Milford offers his entire kingdom to the person who can grow the largest, juiciest watermelon, the inhabitants of Chestnut Cove become selfish and stop helping each other.
+PZ 7 .E2815 Di 1998
Summary: Sedrick is visited by an enormous, annoying bird that wreaks havoc on the town, but when the bird is presumed dead after a violent hurricane, Sedrick finds that he misses it.
+PZ 7 .E2815 Ex 2002
The experiments of Doctor Vermin
Summary: Sheldon, a pig who works as a short-order cook, encounters a mad scientist one stormy Halloween night and must face all of his biggest fears.
- +PZ 7 .E2815 Fr 1994
- Egan, Tim
- Friday night at Hodges' Cafe
Summary: Hodges and the patrons of his cafe are frightened when three tigers try to take over, but his crazy duck saves the day.
- ISBN: 0-395-81655-6
- T C 3031
- Egan, Tim
- Friday night at Hodges' Cafe
Book with tape cassette
- ISBN: 0-395-85757-0
- +PZ 7 .F2815 Me 1996
- Egan, Tim
- Metropolitan cow
Summary: Although Bennett's parents, who are very cosmopolitan cows, are uncomfortable with the idea, Bennett becomes good friends with Webster, a young pig who moves in next door.
- ISBN: 0-395-73096-1
- ISBN: 0-395-96059-2
+PZ 7 .E2815 Mi 2001
A mile from Ellington Station
Summary: Jealous of the highly talented dog Marley, Preston the bear spreads a rumor that the dog is a wizard.
+PZ 7 .E2815 Roa 2006
Summary: Sam the horse gets picked to be on the local baseball team, but unfortunately his friend Jackson the cat, despite being a good thrower, is not selected.
+PZ 7 .E2815 Se 2003
Summary: Farmer Fred takes his work very seriously and so do his animals, until they decide they need to make the farm more fun and set out to find a way to make Farmer Fred laugh.
+PZ 7 .E2815 Tr 2004
The trial of Cardigan Jones
Summary: Cardigan the moose goes to trial for stealing an apple pie he swears he only sniffed.
+PZ 7 .E3335 Go 2002
Ehrlich, H. M.
Summary: Louie enjoys playing "gotcha!" with his mother.
+PZ 7 .E3335 Lo 2000
Ehrlich, H. M.
Summary: While spending the summer at the beach with his parents, Louie has a wonderful time playing with his toy goose and even rescues her from a big wave.
+PZ 7 .E55 Sc 2006
+PZ 8.3 .E527 So 2004
+PZ 7 .E6965 Wh 1997
Enderle, Judith Ross
Where are you, little Zack?
Summary: Zack Quack and his brothers take the train to New York City where Zack gets lost, and the three brothers are joined by increasing numbers of city folks trying to find him.
+PZ 7 .E7232 Ho 2004
Hot day on Abbott Avenue
Summary: After having a fight, two friends spend the day ignoring each other, until the lure of a game of jump rope helps them to forget about being mad.
+F 68 .E75 2001
Daily life in the Pilgrim Colony 1636
+PZ 7 .E7447 Las 2003
Esckilsen, Erik E.
The last mall rat
Summary: Too young to get a job at the Onion River Mall, fifteen-year-old Mitch takes money from salesclerks to harass rude shoppers.
+PZ 7 .E7447 Iro 2004
Esckilsen, Erik E.
Summary: Tom Gray, a Mohawk Indian and star soccer player, moves to a new high school and refuses to play for their Warriors with their insulting mascot.
+PZ 7 .E7447 Ou 2006
Esckilsen, Erik E.
The outside groove
Summary: Tired of having her own accomplishments ignored, high school senior Casey, sister of the town's stock car racing champion, becomes the local track's first female driver and discovers that there is more to winning than crossing the finish line first.
+PZ 7 .C452867 Mar 2006
Martha Moth makes socks
Summary: Martha the moth is so hungry while she is fixing dinner for her birthday guests that she eats all the delicious woolies in the house except for a pair of mismatched socks.
+QA 113 .E84 1999
Can you count ten toes?
Summary: Rhyming verses instruct the reader to count different objects in one of ten languages, including Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Tagalog, and Hebrew.
+GT 3050 .E83 2006
Can you greet the whole wide world?: 12 common phrases in 12 different languages
+PS 3555 .V219 R35 1995
Summary: Children's poetry
+PZ 8.3 .E915 Sn 1997
Summary: Children eagerly wait for the snow to begin to fall, and when it does, they spend a day of fun playing in it.
+F 594 .C2 F3 1992
Calamity Jane: her life and legend
Summary: Examines the life of the Wild West heroine who was transformed into a legendary figure in the public mind.
- +PZ 7 .F144 Fab 1996
- Fair, David
- The fabulous four skunks
Summary: When four skunks who form a rock and roll band play at the teen center, they provide a clothespin for everyone who attends the performance.
- ISBN: 0-395-73572-6
- +PZ 7 .F198 Dr 1996
- Falwell, Cathryn
- Dragon tooth
Summary: When her father offers to pull her loose tooth, Sara has to adjust to the idea in her own way.
- ISBN: 0-395-56916-8
+PZ 7 .F198 Pj 1997
P.J. & puppy
Summary: A young child learns to use the potty while the new puppy learns to use the papers.
+PZ 7 .F198 We 1993
We have a baby
Summary: The arrival of a new baby is a cause for celebration, presenting opportunities to love, watch, touch, and care for the new family member.
+PZ 7 .F198 Wo 1998
Summary: Using her magical spoon to make new words by changing letters around, Anna embarks on a series of adventures with a lost little boy.
+QL 7 .F37 2005
Kingfisher first encyclopedia of animals
+PZ 7 .F246113 Fi 2004
Farrell, Mary Cronk
Fire in the hole!
Summary: A claustrophic boy dreams of going to college and becoming a newspaperman rather than a miner like his father, but when all union miners in the Coeur d'Alene Mining District are arrested, Mick developes new respect for his father while taking over responsibility for his family.
+PZ 8.1 .F2235 Yo 1996
- Farris, Pamela J.
- Young mouse and elephant: an East African folktale
Summary: Young Mouse, sure he is the strongest animal on the African savanna, goes in search of the elephant, to "break it apart and stomp it to bits."
- ISBN: 0-395-73977-2
- +PZ 7 .F2966 Ch 1996
- Fearrington, Ann
- Christmas lights
Summary: On Christmas night a family drives into town to see the displays of Christmas lights.
- ISBN: 0-395-71036-7
+PZ 10.5 .F44 Tab 1995 c.2
Table, chair, bear: a book in many languages
Summary: Presents illustrations of objects found in a child's room, labeled in thirteen different languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, and French.
+PZ 7 .F374 Gr 2002
Ferris, Amy Schor
A greater goode
Summary: Twelve-year-old Addie worries about spending a summer without her best friend Luke and about the fate of an unwed pregnant woman who does not seen to have anywhere to go.
+PZ 7 .F457 Lu 1998
Summary: Continues the struggles of C.C. to be her own independent self while also keeping up with her friends at school and doing the things they do. A sequel to: Curtis Piperfield's biggest fan.
+PN 4874 .M89 F56 1997
Finkelstein, Norman H.
With heroic truth: the life of Edward R. Murrow
+RC 387.5 .F565 2002
Phineas Gage: a gruesome but true story about brain science
+PZ 7 .F632115 Ci 2001
The circus surprise
Summary: When he gets lost at the circus, Nick is helped by a clown on stilts, who shows him the whole circus and helps him find his parents.
+PZ 7 .F632115 Fl 1998
Summary: Rachel, having chosen to be mute following the sudden death of a classmate, shares responsibility with the other sixth-graders who decide not to report that the substitute teacher failed to show up.
+PS 3556 .L523 G72 2000
Grandpa never lies
Summary: A poetic description of the special relationship between a grandfather and a young child.
+PZ 7 .F632115 He 2003
Hello, harvest moon
Summary: Poetic prose describes a full autumn moon and the magical effect it has on the earth, plants, animals, and people around it.
+PZ 7 .F634 Sp 1997
Summary: After moving to another state, seventh grader Bobby deals with the change by telling people at school made-up stories and then retreating into his world of pet spiders and books about spiders.
+PZ 7 .F634 Tw 1997
Twilight comes twice
Summary: Poetic prose describes dusk and dawn and some of the activities that take place at those special times.
+PZ 7 .F749 Jo 1998
+PZ 7 .F784 Wh 2004
What did you do today: the first day of school
+E 450 .F77 2000
Bound for the North Star: true stories of fugitive slaves
+E 185.97 .T47 F73 2003
Summary: Profiles the first black Washington, D.C., Board of Education member, who helped to found the NAACP and organized pickets and boycotts that led to the 1953 Supreme Court decision to integrate D.C. area restaurants.
+E 185.97 .W55 F73 2000
Ida B. Wells: mother of the civil rights movement
+E 302.6 .A2 F73 1998
Samuel Adams: the father of American independence
Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the colonist and patriot who was involved in virtually every major event that resulted in the birth of the United States.
+HV 28 .A35 F73 2006
Fradin, Judith Bloom
Jane Addams: champion of democracy
+PZ 7 .F8493 Be 2002
Better than running at night
Summary: A freshman art student from Manhattan spends her first year away from home in New England.
+PZ 7 .F8493 Iae 2004
I can't tell you
Summary: When Jake says something he regrets during a fight over a girl with his best friend and college roommate, he begins communicating only through notes and letters, but when he wants to tell the girl how he really feels about her, his silence and penchant for puns gets in the way.
+GV 697 .Z26 F74 1999
Babe Didrikson Zaharias: the making of a champion
Summary: A biography of Babe Didrikson, who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports, at a time when there were few opportunities for female athletes.
+HQ 792 .U5 F738 2005
Children of the Great Depression
+E 807.1 .R48 F74 1993 c.2
Eleanor Roosevelt: a life of discovery
Summary: A photobiography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own.
+GV 1785 .G7 F74 1998
Martha Graham: a dancer's life
Summary: A photobiography of the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was born in Pittsburgh in 1895 and who became a leading figure in the world of modern dance.
+HV 1624 .B65 F74 1997
Out of darkness: the story of Louis Braille
Summary: A biography of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who, having been blinded himself at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.
+ML 3930 .A5 F73 2004
The voice that challenged a nation: Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights
+PZ 10.3 .F8855 Di 2003
Diary of a wombat
Summary: In its diary, wombat describes life of eating, sleeping and getting to know some new human neighbors.
+PZ 7 .F88903 Pe 2005
Pete the sheep-sheep
Summary: The sheep-shearers in Shaggy Gully all have a sheep dog, but the new guy Shaun uses an extremely polite sheep named Pete.
+PZ 7 .F8875 Gu 2002
Guess the baby
Summary: When Sam brings his baby brother to school for Show and Tell, it provides Mr. Judd with an opportunity to teach the class some things about babies, including that even grown-ups were babies once.
+PZ 8 .F745 2003
The Kingfisher book of nursery tales
+PZ 7 .F88917 Mr 2004
Mrs. Hippo's pizza parlor
Summary: Business is bad at Mrs. Hippo's Pizza Parlor until her son William has a brilliant idea.
+PZ 7 .W5395 Ki 2003
The kings are already here
Summary: Two teenagers, one obsessed with the world of ballet and the other with that of chess, join together in a quest across Europe and begin to learn not only how to connect with other people, but why.
+PZ 7 .W5395 My 2002
Summary: As she tries to understand the closeness between her older brother and his best friend, fourteen-year-old Ellen finds her relationship with each of them changing.
+PZ 7 .F893 Wh 2000
When I was older
Summary: A new friendship with a boy who is both attractive and intelligent helps fifteen-year-old Sophie sort out her feelings about her younger brother Erhard, who died three years earlier, her self-centered older sister, and her distant father.
+PZ 7 .F8962 Car 1996
- Frieden, Sarajo
- The care and feeding of a fish
Summary: Following the instructions in an old notebook her great-aunt accidentally mailed to her, Loulou takes her pet fish to a tailor, to dancing school, and to tea, causing him to become the toast of the town.
- ISBN: 0-395-71251-3
- +D 811 .A2 F74 1990
- Friedman, Ina R.
- The other victims: first-person stories of non-Jews persecuted by Nazis
Summary: Personal narratives of Christians, Gypsies, deaf people, homosexuals, and blacks who suffered at the hands of the Nazis before and during World War II.
- ISBN: 0-395-74515-2
+F 234 .A6 F75 2004
The silent witness: a true story of the Civil War
+PZ 7 .F96627 Cat 2003
Fuqua, Jonathon Scott
Catie & Josephine
+PR 6011 .Y5 A6 2004
Mary Middling and other silly folk nursery rhymes and nonsense poems
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