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Key to abbreviations for age recommendations:

  • T=Toddler
  • P=Preschool
  • I=Elementary
  • Y=Young Adult
  • L=For the Librarian
  • += “and up” All ages above the one listed will find the book of interest.

Note: Titles marked (OP) are out of print and may be borrowed through interlibrary loan. Many OP books are also available through online book dealers.

Books

Aardema, Verna.
How the Ostrich Got Its Long Neck. Scholastic, 1995. (P-I)
A Kenyan folktale explains the origin of the ostrich’s long neck.


Ahlberg, Allan.
Monkey Do! Candlewick, 1998. (T)
An adventurous little monkey escapes from the zoo and spends the day meeting new friends in the outside world.


Alarcón, Francisco X.
From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano. Children’s Book Press, 1998. (T-I)
Alarcón celebrates his childhood memories of summers, Mexico, and nature in this bilingual collection of poems.


Alarcón, Francisco X.
Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera. Children’s Book Press, 1997. (T-I)
Humorous and serious poems about spring, family, nature, and celebrations comprise this bilingual collection.


Alba, Juanita.
Calor. Lectorum, 1995. (T-I)
Calor, the warmth of family, is reflected in the unique culture of the Southwest through simple, poetic text and the illustrations of noted artist Amado Peña.


Albertini, Chicca.
The Great Book of Family Games. Sterling, 2001. (Y)
From classic games like checkers and chess to uncommon games like Ur and Bango, this book has a variety of games for players of every age.


Altman, Nathaniel.
The Book of Palmistry. Main Street, 2004. (Y)
An easy to read encyclopedia of information about palmistry, this book includes hundreds of diagrams and illustrations for the novice palm reader.


Álvarez, Julia.
Las huellas secretas. Knopf, 2002. (P-I)
A story based on Dominican folklore about ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people. Their feet are attached backwards and their toes point in the direction from which they have come.


American Radio Relay League.
Your Introduction to Morse Code. American Radio Relay League, 2001. (Y+)
This introductory guidebook to Morse code follows the new Morse code examination standards.


Anderson M. T.
Feed. Candlewick, 2002. (Y)
A boy meets a girl who is in serious trouble in this futuristic story about a world where television and computers are connected directly to people’s brains and “chats” flow freely between minds.


Ando, Natsumi.
Zodiac P.I., Book 1. TokyoPop, 2003. (Y)
A high school student solves crimes using a magical ring that contains the spirits of the signs of the Zodiac in this manga series.


Andreae, Giles.
Rumble in the Jungle. Tiger Tales, 2001. (T)
A poetic exploration of jungle animals, including hippos, leopards, chimpanzees, and tigers includes a bit of information about each animal.


Antón, Rocío del Mar and Dolores Núñez.
El regalo del pescador. Ediciones Beascoa, 2002. (P-I)
A fisherman promises to bring his son the most beautiful thing the sea has to offer.


Appelt, Kathi.
Piggies in a Polka. Harcourt, 2003. (P+)
Bright colorful pigs cavort to Appelt’s rhyming text.


Arnosky, Jim.
Crinkleroot’s Guide to Walking in Wild Places. Bradbury, 1990. (I)
A naturalist discusses safe hiking practices while enjoying the outdoors.


Arnosky, Jim.
Raccoon on His Own. Putnam, 2001. (P)
A little raccoon climbs into a small boat and drifts down river in a simple story with lovely nature illustrations.


Asch, Frank.
Song of the North. Harcourt, 1999. (P+)
Ted Lewin’s vivid photographs of Arctic life accompany this simple poem.


Asch, Frank.
Survival School. Simon & Schuster, 2003. (I)
A little gerbil, born in a pet store, learns survival skills from friendly mice after he escapes from a classroom cage. This is the third title in the Class Pets series.


Aslan, Madalyn and Jennifer Kalis.
What's Your Sign?: A Cosmic Guide for Young Astrologers. Grosset & Dunlap, 2002. (Y)
Detailed descriptions of each of the astrological signs are offered, along with information about the personality of those born under each sign.


Ata, Te.
Viborita de cascabel. Children’s Book Press, 1996. (T-I)
Willful Baby Rattlesnake throws tantrums to get his rattle before he’s ready to handle it, but he learns a lesson when he misuses it.


Auch, Mary Jane.
I Was a Third Grade Science Project. Holiday House, 1999. (I)
Trying to hypnotize his dog for the third grade science fair, Brian accidentally makes his best friend Josh think he's a cat.


Baker, Keith.
¿Quién es la bestia? Hartcourt, 1994. (T-I)
All of the animals are fleeing from the beast when a tiger figures out that he is the beast. Rhyming text provides a lesson about the value of animals and plants. Translation of Who Is the Beast?


Balliett, Blue.
Chasing Vermeer. Scholastic, 2004. (I+)
Someone has stolen a priceless Vermeer painting and two intrepid children set out to find it. One character corresponds with a friend in code, which readers have to decipher to learn the contents.


Banks, Kate.
The Bird, the Monkey and the Snake in the Jungle. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. (T-P)
This is a story in words and pictures about a bird, a monkey, and a snake that have an adventure together.


Barber, Jacqueline and Carolyn Willard.
Bubble Festival: Presenting Bubble Activities in a Learning Station Format. GEMS, 2002. (L)
Based on activities presented originally at Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.


Barner, Bob.
Bug Safari. Holiday House, 2004. (P+)
A little boy goes on a trek in his backyard, tracking ants and other insects he encounters.


Barton, Bob.
Bear Says North. Groundwood, 2003. (I+)
Here is a collection of folk and fairy tales from the northern regions, including Scandinavia and Canada, retold by an accomplished storyteller.


Barton, Byron.
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs. Crowell, 1989. (T)
In prehistoric days there were many different kinds of dinosaurs, big and small, those with spikes and those with long, sharp teeth.


Bass, L. G.
Sign of the Oin. Hyperion, 2004. (Y)
An epic tale of kung-fu fantasy about a boy born with the sign of the Oin, the brand of the outlaw.


Beard, Darleen Bailey.
Twister. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. (P+)
This is the illustrated story of two children who experience a tornado. It is suspenseful and bit too scary for young children.


Beaton, Clare.
How Loud is a Lion? Barefoot, 2002. (T)
The repetitive phrase, "But how loud is a lion? Shhh! Listen!" along with a partial glimpse of the beast on several spreads, leads readers to the surprise at the end: the lion roars, the animals scatter, and the big cat smiles.


Beaumont, Karen.
Baby Danced the Polka. Dial, 2004. (T)
It's naptime on the farm, but one un-sleepy baby has a different plan.


Berger, Melvin.
101 Nutty Nature Jokes. Scholastic, 1994. (I)
A collection of jokes about animals and nature.


Bernhart, Emery.
How Snowshoe Hare Rescued the Sun. Holiday House, 1993. (P-I)
A Siberian folktale explains how the hare succeeded where other animals failed.


Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.
Shake It, Morena! And Other Folklore from Puerto Rico. Millbrook, 2002. (T-I)
A potpourri of games, songs, traditions, and stories from Puerto Rico.


Bertrand, Diane Gonzales.
Sweet Fifteen. Piñata, 1995. (Y)
A seamstress becomes involved in a young girl’s life while making the dress for her quinceañera.


Bial, Raymond.
A Handful of Dirt. Walker, 2000. (I)
Large clear photographs and well-written text provide an eye-opening look into the soil beneath our feet.


Birdseye, Tom.
Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the Soap! Holiday House, 1993. (I)
A forgetful boy gets into trouble when he repeats what each person he meets on the road says to him.


Bishop, Nic.
Forest Explorer. Scholastic, 2004. (I)
Readers can examine the double page photographs and search for forest inhabitants before reading about them on the next page. This is a companion to Backyard Explorer.


Bjorkman, Steve.
Supersnouts! Holiday House, 2004. (P+)
Young pig Hamlet tries to be a superhero but creates almost as much chaos as the bad guys.


Black, Jonah.
The Black Book: Volume 1, Diary of a Teenage Stud: Girls, Girls, Girls. Avon, 2001. (Y)
17-year-old Jonah's diary is a bit quirky but offers a startlingly accurate portrayal of a teenage boy’s life that combines fantasy and reality.


Block, Francesca Lia.
Witch Baby. Harper, 1992. (Y)
This bohemian coming of age tale is the story of Witch Baby, an orphan determined to find her place in the world.


Bloom, Suzanne.
No Place for a Pig. Boyds Mills, 2003. (P+)
When a woman wins a pig as a prize, she has to enlist the neighbors to care for it, which turns out to be a very good thing.


Bloor, Edward.
Crusader. Scholastic, 2001. (Y)
As 15-year-old Roberta is drawn into the virtual reality game Crusader, reality and fantasy begin to blur and she begins to find out the truth about her mother’s murder.


Boelts, Maribeth.
Kids Guide to Staying Safe Around Water. PowerKids, 1997. (I)
The author provides basic water safety information in simple language.


Bogart, Jo Ellen.
Regalos. Everest, 2000. (P-I)
A grandmother travels around the world and brings back gifts for her granddaughter.


Bono, Mary.
Ugh! A Bug. Walker, 2002. (P+)
Many children who do not like bugs but might change their minds after reading Ms. Bono’s book.


Borgenicht, David, and Joe Borgenicht.
The Action Hero’s Handbook: How to Catch a Great White Shark, Perform the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, Track a Fugitive, and Dozens of Other TV and Movie Skills. Quirk, 2002. (Y+)
This how-to guide includes practical advice for surviving extraordinary events from real-life experts including a shark hunter, a skydiver, a boxing coach, and more.


Boursin, Didier.
Origami Paper Airplanes. Firefly, 2001. (I+)
Step-by-step instructions and diagrams are provided for sixteen paper airplanes and seven other flying toys.


Boynton, Sandra.
Barnyard Dance! Workman, 1993. (T)
A bespectacled fiddle-playing cow and a pig that twirls a sheep are featured in a barnyard dance.


Bremness, Lesley.
Eyewitness Handbook: Herbs. Dorling Kindersley, 1994. (L)
A detailed field guide to herbs.


Brewer, Paul.
You Must Be Joking!: Lots of Cool Jokes, Plus 17 1⁄2 Tips for Remembering, Telling, and Making Up Your Own Jokes. Cricket, 2003. (I+)
The author presents 200 jokes in this collection for children in grades 3-5. He also includes information on ways to tell jokes effectively.


Brimmer, Larry Dane.
Cowboy Up! Scholastic, 1999. (T)
A rhyming look at a cowboy's day at the rodeo.


Brown, Marc.
Finger Rhymes. Dutton, 1980. (L)
Marc Brown illustrates how to perform several traditional finger rhymes.


Brown, Marc.
Hand Rhymes. Dutton, 1985. (L)
This companion to Finger Rhymes contains more traditional rhymes with illustrated instructions.


Brown, Margaret Wise.
Good Little Bad Little Pig. Hyperion, 2002. (P)
This gentle story of a little boy who owns a little pig is well suited to preschoolers.


Browne, Eileen.
La sorpresa de Nandi. Ediciones Ekaré, 1996. (P-I)
Nandi prepares a surprise for her friend.


Bruchac, Joseph.
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes. Dial, 2001. (P+)
Little chipmunk forgets how foolish it is to tease someone in this Native American folktale.


Bunting, Eve.
Too Many Monsters. Bridgewater, 2001. (P)
How do you scare away monsters? According to the parents in this story, you act like a duck!


Burleigh, Robert.
Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh. Philomel, 1991. (I)
The suspenseful trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh is accompanied by Mike Wimmer’s vivid illustrations.


Burns, Brian.
The Encyclopedia of Games: Rules and Strategies for More Than 250 Indoor and Outdoor Games, from Darts to Backgammon. Metro, 2000. (Y+)
Rules and Strategies for more than two hundred indoor and outdoor games, including card games, sporting games, board games, and more.


Bustard, Anne.
T is for Texas. Voyageur, 1989. (T-P)
Photographs and text introduce the letters of the alphabet and the sights and symbols of Texas.


Butterfield, Moira.
How to Draw and Paint the Outdoors. Chartwell, 1994. (I+)
The instructions and illustrations in this book are so clear and interesting, it is an art course in itself.


Butterfield, Moira, and Emma Proctor.
Tie-Dye Your T-Shirt (Pocket-Money Projects). Bloomsbury, 1997. (Y)
This simple book is filled with instructions for creating one-of-a-kind tie-dye t-shirts with easy to find materials.


Cain, Chelsea.
The Hippie Handbook: How to Tie-Dye a T-Shirt, Flash a Peace Sign, Teach a Dog How to Catch a Frisbee, and Other Essential Skills for the Carefree Life. Chronicle, 2004. (Y+)
A guide for aspiring hippies, this book is a stroll down memory lane for those who lived through the 60’s and an introduction to the lifestyle for anyone born after.


Capucilli, Alyssa Satin.
Inside a Zoo in the City: A Rebus Read-Along Story. Scholastic, 2000. (T-P)
A cumulative rhyme featuring rebuses in which a parrot, a tiger, a lion, a peacock, and other inhabitants of a city zoo wake up and startle each other.


Caraballo, Samuel.
Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island / Estrellita se despide de su isla. Piñata, 2002. (P-I)
As Estrellita leaves her beloved Caribbean island home, she combines all of its features into an ode celebrating its green and eternal beauty.


Carballeira, Paula.
Mateo. Kalakandra, 2000. (T-P)
Mateo and her mother get separated in a crowd on the street and Mateo finds a way to reunite with his mother.


Card, Orson Scott.
Ender’s Game. Tor, 1994. (Y)
This is the story of Ender, a young genius who is unknowingly trained to lead the Earth in a war against a race of hostile aliens. Science fiction at its best.


Carle, Eric.
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo. Philomel, 1996. (T-P)
Each train car carries one more zoo animal than the previous, from the first car with an elephant to the last with ten birds.


Carlson, Laurie.
EcoArt! Williamson, 1993. (I+)
The craft activities described in this book are easy to follow and environmentally friendly.


Carlson, Laurie.
Huzzah Means Hooray. Chicago Review, 1995. (I+)
Medieval clothes, food, games, and daily life can be re-created using the crafts outlined in this work.


Carlson, Lori Marie.
Sol a sol. Henry Holt, 1998. (P+)
A collection of poems by Hispanic-American writers that celebrate a full day of family activities.


Carson, Mary Kay.
The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane. Chicago Review, 2003. (L)
Twenty-one activities explore the science and history of flight.
Carter David E.
The New Big Book of Logos. Harper Design International, 2003. (Y+)
A one-stop resource for a look at the work of the world’s best logo designers.


Carus, Marianne.
Fire and Wings, Dragon Tales From East and West. Cricket, 2002. (I)
Fifteen short stories about dragons written by many recognized children’s authors. Introduction by Jane Yolen.


Cauley, Lorinda Bryan.
Clap Your Hands. Putnam, 1992. (T)
Rhyming text instructs the listener to find something yellow, roar like a lion, give a kiss, tell a secret, spin in a circle, and perform other playful activities along with the human and animal characters pictured in the book.


Chambers, Veronica.
Quinceañera Means Sweet 15. Hyperion, 2001. (Y)
Fourteen-year-old friends are planning their coming-of-age parties in their Brooklyn neighborhood, but one can afford a big party while the other cannot.


Cherry, Lynne.
The Great Kapok Tree. Harcourt, 1998. (P-I)
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.


Chesworth, Michael.
Alphaboat. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002. (I)
Readers are taken on a pun-filled voyage with an alphabet crew in this picture book.


Child, Lauren.
Nunca jamás comeré tomates. Serres, 2000. (P-I)
After Lola enumerates the long list of vegetables she won’t eat, Charlie has an idea to feed his sister. Lola finds that food by another name tastes better when he offers her orange twiglets, instead of carrots, and Mt. Fuji clouds, instead of mashed potatoes.


Child, Lauren.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? Hyperion, 2003. (I)
Herb regrets mistreating his books after falling into a book of fairy tales and facing the wrath of its characters.


Christelow, Eileen.
Don’t Wake up Mama! Houghton Mifflin, 1996. (T-P)
Five little monkeys try to bake a cake for their mother's birthday without waking her up.


Christelow, Eileen.
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. (T)
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree discover, one by one, that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.


Christelow, Eileen.
Five Little Monkeys Wash The Car. Houghton Mifflin, 2000. (T-P)
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.


Christelow, Eileen.
Where’s the Big Bad Wolf? Clarion, 2002. (P+)
Everybody knows the big bad wolf is the only troublemaker in the forest. So who is causing all the problems for the three little pigs?


Christian, Spencer.
Can It Really Rain Frogs? Wiley, 1997. (I+)
A weatherman provides a wealth of information about weather in a question and answer format.


Christie, Jean.
Curious Creatures: Thunder in the Jungle. Sterling, 2002. (T-P)
Only the lions know what’s causing the thunder and lightening in the jungle, and all the animals stop to see what’s happening.


Churchill, E. Richard.
Fabulous Paper Airplanes. Sterling, 1991. (I+) OP
The author explains many principles of flight and provides directions for making 29 types of paper airplanes.


Clements, Andrew.
A Week in the Woods. Simon & Schuster, 2002. (I)
A fifth grader goes AWOL from his class camping trip and learns some hard lessons in the woods.


Cobb, Vicki.
I Face the Wind. Harper, 2003. (P+)
Simple experiments teach children about wind, accompanied by Julie Gorton’s breezy illustrations.


Coehlo, Paulo.
The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dreams. Harper, 1995. (Y)
An Andalusian shepherd boy traveling to the Egyptian desert in search of buried treasure meets a Gypsy, a king, and an alchemist who help him along the way in this simple fable.


Cole, Joanna.
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth. Scholastic, 1997. (I)
On a special field trip in the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns first hand about different kinds of rocks and the formation of the earth.


Cole, Joanna and Stephanie Calmenson.
Six Sick Sheep. Morrow, 1993. (I+)
Test your skills with this collection of tongue twisters.


Colfer, Eoin.
The Artemis Fowl Trilogy: Book 2; The Arctic Incident. Hyperion, 2001. (Y)
12-year old Artemis Fowl is not your ordinary pre-teen, He is a genius criminal mastermind who decodes the secrets of the fairies in order to steal their legendary gold. (See also other books in the series.)


Corder, Zizou.
Lionboy. Dial, 2004. (I+)
What if you could talk to cats? This suspenseful tale involves a boy who can do just that. Be prepared to order the sequel.


Cotton, Cynthia.
At the Edge of the Woods. Henry Holt, 2002. (T+)
Various animals of the woodlands are depicted in this colorful rhyming counting book.


Cousins, Lucy.
Jazzy en la selva. Serres, 2002. (T-P)
The jungle animals help Mama JoJo to find her baby lemur Jazzy. Includes die-cut pages.


Cowcher, Helen.
El bosque tropical. Mirasol, 1992. (T-I)
The animal inhabitants of a rain forest live in peace, until something even more powerful than jaguar comes to threat their world.


Cowell, Cressida.
How to Train Your Dragon. Little Brown, 2004. (I)
This easy, humorous chapter book is also available in paperback.


Cowley, Joy.
Wishing of Biddy Malone. Philomel, 2004. (I+)
This is a beautifully written tale of a young girl’s encounter with fairies.


Crabtree, Sally.
Jungle Boogie. Simon & Schuster, 2004. (T-P)
A boogie-woogie beat is booming through the jungle…but who is making the music?


Creech, Sharon.
The Wanderer. Harper, 2002. (Y)
13-year old Sophie joins an all-male crew on a cross-Atlantic sea voyage.


Crespo, Clare.
Secret Life of Food. Hyperion, 2002. (L)
The author has created amazing works of art using food. The photographs are impressive even if you don’t want to tackle such a project yourself.


Cronin, Doreen.
Diary of a Worm. Joanna Cotler, 2003. (P+)
This humorous book might actually inspire readers to learn more about worms. Harry Bliss’s amusing illustrations add the perfect touch.


Cross, Elsa.
El himno de las ranas. CIDCLI, 1997. (P-I)
In a poetic voice, a group of frogs sing a hymn to nature.


Cumming, Robert.
Great Artists. Dorling Kindersley, 1998. (I+)
This oversized book is an annotated guide to 50 artists and their works, including the several Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters.


Dabcovich, Lydia.
Polar Bear Son. Clarion, 1997. (P+)
This Inuit tale of on old woman who raises a polar bear cub as a son is retold and nicely illustrated by the author.


Dale, Penny.
The Elephant Tree. Putnam, 1991. (T)
A search for the elephant tree among the jungle animals and their trees bring no results, so an elephant tree is made.


Darling, Kathy.
Arctic Babies. Walker, 1996. (I)
This book discusses various animals of the arctic and includes color photographs and sidebars with basic facts.


Davenport, Gregory.
Wilderness Survival. Stackpole, 1998. (Y+)
From learning how to find or create shelter to acquiring food and water, this guide is filled with practical information and hundreds of illustrations to help one survive in the great outdoors.


Davis, Jill.
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Far Away Places. Viking, 2003. (Y)
This anthology includes ten stories by well-known YA authors, including Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, and Graham Salisbury, whose lives were somehow changed by their national or international travels during their youth.


Dayton, Tian.
It’s My Life! A Workout for Your Mind. HCI Teens, 2000. (Y)
This hands-on workbook for teens serves as a guide for self-exploration.


DeVillers, Julia.
How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller. Dutton, 2004. (Y)
Jamie vents her frustrations and tackles her insecurities by chronicling the exploits of a fictional superhero. When her journal actually is published and becomes a bestseller, she is suddenly famous and popular.


Diakite, Baba Wague.
The Hatseller and the Monkeys. Scholastic, 1999. (P+)
The familiar story, Caps for Sale, gets a new setting and a new twist in this West African version. The larger size book also makes it more effective for reading to a group.


Dickens, Lucy.
Dancing Class. Viking, 1992. (T)
Six preschoolers attend a dance class. What they lack in grace, they make up for in enthusiasm and fun.


Diebel, Anne and Patt Newbold.
Birds: Hat Patterns and Activities. Paper Hat Tricks, 1996. (L)
Copy and assemble the patterns in this book for a variety of clever headband hats.


Diebel, Anne and Patt Newbold.
Forest Animals: Hat Patterns and Activities. Paper Hat Tricks, 1996. (L)
This pattern book provides headband hats for raccoon, skunk, and other forest creatures.


DiPucchio, Kelly S.
Bed Hogs. Hyperion, 2004. (P)
Howard Fine’s amusing illustrations accentuate little piggy’s dilemma of trying to sleep while being squashed by his bedmates.


Doney, Meryl.
Papercraft. Watts, 1997. (Y)
From hand marbling to origami, this book offers ideas for the creative use of paper crafts.


Dorros, Arthur.
La isla. Dutton, 1995. (P-I)
A young girl and her grandmother take an imaginary journey to the Caribbean island where her mother grew up and where some of her family still lives.


Doyle, Malachy.
Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! Peachtree, 2000. (P)
A boy questions a gremlin that has invaded his house. The layout of the book makes it more effective to read individually than to a group.


Dreser, Elena.
Manuela color canela. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1996. (P-I)
Children will be mesmerized by the rhythm of words that evoke the sensation of elements in nature. The text is simple and poetic.


Dubovoy, Silvia.
¿De que color es el mar? / What Color is the Sea? Everest, 2002. (T-I)
A little fish looks at other sea creatures to find out the true color of the sea. At first he is confused by their responses but in the end he comes up with the perfect answer.


Duncan, Pamela and Duncan Edwards.
Roar! A Noisy Counting Book. Harper, 2000. (T)
From one red monkey to eight brown gazelles, a lion cub's roar frightens away the other colorful animals, until he encounters nine other lion cubs that will play with him.


Durrett, Deanne.
Unsung Heroes of World War II: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers. Facts on File, 1998. (Y)
This work of nonfiction is an interesting and educational look inside the history, training, and critical operations of the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II.


Edwards, Frank B.
New at the Zoo. Pokeweed, 2001. (T)
Simple, repetitive text tells the story of a lonely little frog who is disappointed that the other animals are too busy to welcome him to the zoo.


Ehlert, Lois.
Waiting for Wings. Harcourt, 2001. (P+)
Bright colors and varying page sizes enhance this book about the transformation of caterpillars to butterflies.


Ellis, Libby.
Buckaroo Baby! Chronicle, 2004. (T)
A very tiny board book introduces words as saddle, lasso, and badge that are connected with cowboys.


Ellis, Sarah.
Several Lives of Orphan Jack. Groundwood, 2003. (I)
A young boy whose most prized possession is a battered dictionary is apprenticed to a bookkeeper at age twelve, but soon leaves for greater adventures. This book is filled with strong characters and compelling language.


Emberley, Ed.
Ed Emberley’s Big Green Drawing Book. Little Brown, 1979. (I+)
Emberley provides step-by-step instructions for drawing a comical dragon and a cartoon-style koala.


Emberley, Ed.
Ed Emberley’s Big Purple Drawing Book. Little Brown, 1981. (I+)
Consult this book for instructions on creating cartoon drawings of pirates and ships.


Emberley, Ed.
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Weirdos. Little Brown, 2002. (I+)
Anyone can become an artist with Emberley’s step-by-step instructions. Learn to draw some wildly fun monsters, including Dracula and Frankenstein.


Emberley, Michael.
Go Away, Big Green Monster. Little Brown, 1992. (T+)
Colorful die-cut pages slowly reveal a not-very-scary monster and then make it go away piece by piece.


Emmett, Jonathan.
Through the Heart of the Jungle. Tiger Tales, 2003. (T-P)
In this cumulative rhyme, a fly is gobbled by a spider, which is then gulped by a frog, and so on until the king of beasts makes an appearance.


Erickson, John.
Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado. Viking, 2000. (I+)
Hank the Cowdog is in more trouble than usual when he gets caught up in a tornado.


Fair, Jeff.
Raccoons. Gareth Stevens, 1995. (I)
This book contains educational and entertaining information about raccoons that is told in anecdotal form, accompanied by photographs and drawings.


Feiffer, Jules.
Bark, George. Harper, 1999. (T+)
When he doesn’t bark properly, George’s mother takes him to the veterinarian who discovers that the problem is something he ate.


Fenton, Sasha, and James Duncan.
Astrology for Wimps: Star Sense for Those Who Don't Know Their Aries from Their Taurus. Sterling, 2003. (Y)
A great guide for beginners, this book includes easy to follow instructions for charting one’s horoscope by identifying sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign.


Ferris, Jean.
Once Upon a Marigold. Harcourt, 2002. (Y)
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets the unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.


Filipovic, Zlata and the Freedom Writers.
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. Main Street, 1999. (Y+)
Zlata Filipovic, a first-year high school teacher, inspired a group of teens to chronicle their lives and document the violence, poverty, abuse, and racism that surround them on the “wrong side of the tracks.”


Fisher, Cyrus.
The Avion My Uncle Flew. Walker, 2004. (I)
Originally published in 1946, this Newbery Honor book tells the exciting story of an American boy in post-World War II France who stumbles upon Nazi agents and sympathizers. By the end of the story, the reader, as well as the boy, will have learned quite a bit of French.


Fleischman, Paul.
I Am Phoenix. Harper, 1985. (I+)
These poems about birds are intended to be read aloud by two people.


Fleischman, Paul.
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. Harper, 1988. (I+)
This Newbery award-winning book contains poems and reader’s theater scripts about insects, intended to be read by two people.


Fleischman, Paul.
Seedfolks. Harper, 1997. (I)
One by one, people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner city lot into a productive and beautiful garden. In doing so, they too are transformed.


Fleischman, Paul.
Weslandia. Candlewick, 1999. (I)
Wesley's garden produces a crop of huge, strange plants, which provide him with clothing, shelter, food, and drink, and allow him the self-sufficiency to lead his non-conformist life.


Fleischman, Sid.
Thirteenth Floor. Greenwillow, 1995. (I)
A boy travels back in time to rescue his sister and finds himself on a pirate ship captained by a relative.


Fleming, Candace.
When Agnes Caws. Atheneum, 1999. (I)
Agnes uses her knack for birdcalls to spoil a greedy bird collector’s evil plans.


Fletcher, Ralph.
A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You. Harper, 2003. (Y)
Fletcher provides young writers and journallers advice on keeping a notebook to jot down notes, poems, personal thoughts and experiences, etc.


Fletcher, Ralph.
How Writers Work: Finding a Process That Works for You. Harper, 2000. (Y)
This introductory guide for young writers includes advice on brainstorming, writing a rough draft, revising, proofreading, and more.


Florian, Douglas.
Beast Feast. Harcourt, 1994. (I+)
Florian’s intriguing poems about various animals are accompanied by his illustrations.


Florian, Douglas.
Insectlopedia. Harcourt, 1998. (I+)
This companion to Beast Feast is devoted exclusively to insects.


Ford, Miela.
Watch Us Play! Greenwillow, 1998. (T)
Two lion cubs in the zoo frolic with each other until they are ready to take a nap.


Fox, Christyan and Diane Fox.
Count to Ten, PiggyWiggy! Handprint, 2002. (T)
PiggyWiggy is making something for his friend’s birthday and learns to count to ten as he adds ingredients to the surprise.


Fox, Mem.
Koala Lou. Harcourt, 1989. (P+)
A little koala finds out her mother loves her even when she doesn’t win a competition.


French, Jackie.
Diary of a Wombat. Clarion, 2003. (P+)
A young wombat relates her daily routine in diary form in this charming, simple story.


French, Vivian.
Lazy Jack. Candlewick, 1997. (P-I)
Lazy Jack can never do anything right, but people find his mishaps so funny that they hire him anyway.


Freymann, Saxton and Joost Elffers.
Baby Food. Arthur A. Levine, 2003. (P+)
Create baby animals out of fruits and vegetables.


Freymann, Saxton and Joost Elffers.
Dog Food. Arthur A. Levine, 2002. (P+)
Photographs of “dogs” created from fruits and vegetables romp across each page.


Freymann, Saxton and Joost Elffers.
How Are You Peeling? Arthur A. Levine, 1999. (P+)
Saxton and Elffers use a variety of fruits and vegetables to depict a wide array of human emotions.


Freymann-Weyr, Garret.
The Kings are Already Here. Houghton Mifflin, 2003. (Y)
Two teenagers, one obsessed with chess and the other with ballet, travel across Europe together and learn about themselves along the way.


Friedman, Jan.
Eccentric America: The Bradt Guide to All That's Weird and Wacky in the USA. Bradt Travel Guides, 2004. (Y)
This out-of-the-ordinary travel guide is a compilation of some of the most uncommon and offbeat attractions and destinations across the United States.


Fuge, Charles and Angela McAllister.
Found You, Little Wombat. Sterling, 2003. (P)
Little wombat gets lost while playing hide and seek and mom and his friends come to the rescue.


Funke, Cornelia.
Inkheart. Chicken House, 2003. (I+)
When Mo reads aloud, the characters in the book literally come to life. Sometimes that’s fun, but not when the characters are evil!


Funston, Sylvia.
Who Are You?: Why You Look, Feel, and Act the Way You Do. Firefly, 2004. (Y)
From body language to fingerprints and DNA, this book has a little bit of everything to help teens figure out more about themselves as unique beings.


Gardella, Tricia.
Just Like my Dad. Boyds Mills, 2000. (T-P)
A young child glories in the sights, sounds, smells, and activities of a day spent working on a cattle ranch as a cowhand, just like Dad.


Garwood, Val.
World of the Pirate. Peter Bedrick, 1997. (I+)
Colorful illustrations accompany concise but complete information about famous pirates and life on board a pirate ship.


George, Jean Craighead.
Arctic Son. Hyperion, 1997. (I+)
Craighead tells the story of her grandson, Luke, and his friendship with an Inupiat Eskimo neighbor in Barrow, Alaska.


George, Jean Craighead.
My Side of the Mountain. Dutton, 1988. (I+)
A young boy spends a year alone in the Catskill Mountains using survival skills and observing wildlife in this Newbery Honor novel.


George, Kristine O’Connell.
Hummingbird Nest. Harcourt, 2004. (I+)
A series of poems inspired by the activities of a hummingbird mother and her babies. Illustrated by Barry Moser.


George, Kristine O’Connell.
Toasting Marshmallows. Clarion, 2001. (I)
Through a series of illustrated poems, readers go on a camping trip.


Gerth, Melanie.
My First Jumbo Book of Dinosaurs. Scholastic, 2004. (T-P)
Lift the flaps, move the creatures, and feel the texture of their skin in this interactive book about the giant reptiles that once walked the earth!


Glaser, Shirley.
Alphazeds. Hyperion, 2003. (P+)
After each letter is introduced, chaos reigns as their personalities clash - until they organize into words!


Gleser, Virginia.
Tie Dye! The How-To Book. The Book Publishing Co., 1999. (Y)
This how-to guide includes seven tie-dye projects, each of which includes easy-to-follow instructions and photos of each stage of the tie-dye process.


Gnojewski, Carol.
Songs and Games for Toddlers. Totline, 1997. (L)
The songbook include songs and rhymes with the lyrics written to the tunes of childhood favorites. Each book also includes fun, developmentally appropriate, easy-to-do activity ideas.


Gollub, Matthew.
The Jazz Fly. Tortuga, 2000. (T-E)
A fly gets lost on his way to a performance but, unfortunately, most of the animals he asks for help don’t understand him. Includes a CD.


Gollub, Matthew.
Tío culebra. Tortuga, 2002. (P-I)
After he visits a forbidden cave, a young boy’s face is changed into that of a snake. He wears a mask for 20 years before being taken into the sky.


Gondek, Heather.
Who’s in the Jungle?: Lift the Flap ‘n’ Learn. Piggy Toes, 2002. (T)
Three clues hint at what creature is in the jungle, but an illustrated flap covers the final word. Take a guess and then lift the flap to see the answer.


Goodman, Joan Elizabeth.
Paradise: Based on a True Story of Survival. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. (Y)
Eager to escape the constraints of her French Huguenot family, a young girl sets sail to the New World. Upon arrival, Marguerite is banished to a desolate island near Newfoundland as punishment for shameful behavior.


Gordon, David George.
The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook. Ten Speed, 1998. (Y+)
Termites, crickets, ants, cockroaches, and grasshoppers are just a few of the creatures included in this seemingly disgusting, completely authentic book of recipes.


Gosney, John W.
Blogging for Teens. Course Technology, 2004. (Y+)
Blogging, creating web logs, provides a stage from which any teen can share thoughts and self-reflection. Gosney takes teens through the steps to set up a blog.


Gould, Lance.
Shagadelically Speaking: The Words and World of Austin Powers. Warner, 1999. (Y+)
The definitive guide to Austin Powers and his crazy world.


Graham, Rosemary.
My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel. Viking, 2003. (Y)
Forced to spend the summer with her newly divorced dad, her siblings, and a bunch of other divorced parents and their kids, 14-year old Tracey finds out that there is life after divorce.


Gravelle, Karen.
Five Ways to Know About You. Walker, 2001. (Y)
Astrology, palm reading, horoscopes, numerology, and handwriting analysis are clearly explained with worksheets to help readers learn more about themselves.


Graves, Keith.
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance. Chronicle, 1999. (P-I)
A zombie gets his big showbiz break when he crashes onstage at the Royal Ballet.


Gray, Nigel.
Un globo para el abuelo. Intermón, 1999. (P-I)
Sami’s red balloon suddenly flies away from him. His father consoles him with tales about the exotic places his balloon will pass through until it finally stops at his grandfather’s hands.


Greenburg, Jan and Sandra Jordan.
Chuck Close Up Close. Dorling Kindersley, 1998. (I+)
Chuck Close struggled through learning disabilities as a child and physical problems as an adult and developed a unique photographic style of art.


Greene, Rhonda Gowler.
Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak. Atheneum, 2002. (P+)
Two little goblins enjoy scaring children until the children turn the tables.


Guillén, Nicolás.
Por el mar de las Antillas anda un barco de papel. Lóguez Ediciones, 1990. (P-I)
A collection of poems, fables, riddles, and nonsense verses.


Gutman, Dan.
Race For The Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore. Simon & Schuster, 2003. (I+)
A boy describes his involvement with the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk through diary entries that reveal a lot about current events and sports at the time.


Gwynne, Fred.
A Little Pigeon Toad. Simon & Schuster, 1988. (I)
A young girl shares the misconceptions that result from uncommonly literal interpretations of common figures of speech.


Gwynne, Fred.
The King Who Rained. Simon & Schuster, 1989. (I)
Common expressions are illustrated in a literal manner, the way a child unfamiliar with the concept might misinterpret them, resulting in an amusing story for children old enough to understand the vocabulary.


Hague, Michael.
Book of Pirates. Harper, 2001. (I+)
Michael Hague illustrates excerpts from eleven classic pirate stories.


Hansen, Charles and Cynthia Stilley.
Ring A Ring O’Roses: Fingerplays for Preschool Children. Flint Public Library, 1996. (L)
This classic collection of fingerplays includes a section of fingerplays in Spanish.


Hansen, Rosanna.
Animal Rescuers: A Chapter Book. Children's Press, 2003. (I)
The true stories of four heroic animals that will inspire readers: Ginny, a dog who helps cats; Scarlett, a cat who rescued her kittens from fire; Lulu, a pig who found help for her ill owner; and Dorado, a guide dog who led his owner out of the collapsing World Trade Center.


Harrison, Carlos.
Ruben’s Jungle/ La selva de Ruben. Globo Libros, 2003. (T-I)
Rubens’ latest adventure takes him to a far-away tropical jungle where he meets a host of friendly animals. Includes a “read-aloud” audio CD.


Harter, Debbie.
De paseo por la selva. Barefoot, 2002. (T-P)
Enhanced with an accompanying “read-aloud” audio CD. Through intense color and imaginative illustrations, this environmental excursion around the world teaches children about different climates and animals.


Hausman, Gerald.
Castaways: Stories of Survival. Greenwillow, 2003. (I-Y)
Six stories inspired by the true tales of shipwreck survivors.


Heinz, Brian J.
Nanuk: Lord of the Ice. Dial, 1998. (I)
Nanuk, the polar bear, hunts for seals but is himself stalked by an Inuit hunter.


Helquist, Brett.
Roger, the Jolly Pirate. Harper, 2004. (P-I)
The way this humorous story tells it, the famous Jolly Roger flag is a tribute to the misadventures of a not-so-scary pirate.


Henderson, Kathy.
And The Good Brown Earth. Candlewick, 2004. (P-I)
This book celebrates the earth and gardening as it observes a boy and his grandmother working together through the seasons.


Hendry, Diana.
¡Que ocupado estoy! Ediciones Beascoa, 2001. (P-I)
Papa Mouse is working in the garden. Little mouse refuses to help him because he is busy making something. Finally he presents a special gift for his dad.


Hennessey, B. G.
Busy Dinah Dinosaur. Candlewick, 2000. (T)
More adventures of the playful dinosaur for beginning readers.


Hervey, George, and Peter Arnold.
The Complete Book of Card Games. Hamlyn, 2001. (Y+)
This book includes the rules, method of scoring, and hints for playing more than one hundred card games, including Bridge, Canasta, Crazy Eights, Rummy, and Loo.


Hesse, Karen.
Out of the Dust. Scholastic, 1997. (I+)
This Newbery award title tells the story of a young girl affected by the dust storms that afflicted Oklahoma in the thirties.


Hibbert, Clare.
Real Pirates. Enchanted Lion, 2004. (I)
This new book contains information about famous pirates and their exploits - without romanticizing them.


Hidier, Tanuja Desai.
Born Confused. Scholastic, 2002. (Y)
17-year-old Dimple, an American-born girl whose parents are from India, is caught between two cultures, not American enough for her homeland nor Indian enough for her heritage.


Hindley, J.
Can You Move Like an Elephant. Barron’s Educational, 2003. (T-P)
Deep in the jungle, readers see many creatures and are challenged to move like the beasts.


Hindley, Judy.
Do Like a Duck Does. Candlewick, 2002. (P)
A fox tries to infiltrate a duck family but finds it hard to do like a duck does.


Hindley, Judy.
Perfect Little Monster. Candlewick, 2001. (P)
A baby monster horrifies his monster family when he (gasp) smiles on his first birthday.


Hiscock, Bruce.
Big Caribou Herd. Boyds Mills, 2003. (I+)
This description of life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge centers on the caribou herds but includes many other animals as well. It is illustrated by the author.


Hoberman, Mary Ann.
The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems. Harcourt, 1998. (L)
An illustrated collection of poems about many subjects, including animals, weather, dinosaurs, and other things wild.


Hoffman, Alice.
Green Angel. Scholastic, 2003. (Y)
After disaster strikes her family, 15-year-old Green is haunted by her past actions and attitude as she struggles to survive and heal.


Holubitsky, Katherine.
The Hippie House. Orca, 2004. (Y)
Life will never be the same for Emma and her cousin Megan after the body of a murdered teen is discovered in the “hippie house,” so named for the drifters who came and went during a “summer of love.”


Howe, Deborah and James Howe.
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery. Atheneum, 1995. (I)
Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.


Hughes, Shirley.
Alfie's 1 2 3. Morrow, 2000. (T-P)
Alfie helps his little sister count things from one to ten.


Hurst, Carol Otis.
Rocks in His Head. Greenwillow, 2001. (P)
A young man’s lifelong love of rock collecting leads him to work at a science museum.


Hutchins, H. J.
Anastasia Morningstar. Viking, 1992. (I)
When Sarah and Ben meet the mysterious and intriguing Anastasia Morningstar, they decide that her uncanny magical powers would be the perfect subject for their science project.


Jahn-Clough, Lisa.
123 Yippie. Houghton Mifflin, 1998. (T)
A counting book in which two children and an entire array of animals gather in a little house for a big party.


James, Simon.
Querido Salvatierra. Lectorum, 2003. (P-I)
Emily discovers a whale living in her garden pond, so she writes to Mr. Blueberry for advice on how to care for her pet. Exchanging letters, they learn about whales, imagination and friendship.


Janeczko, Paul B.
Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing. Candlewick, 2004. (Y)
This book has a little bit of everything for a junior code breaker, including information about making and breaking codes, the various styles of codes and ciphers, and sample messages written in code.


Jay, Michael.
Camping and Orienteering. Warwick, 1990. (L) (OP)
This guide to successful camping includes instructions on map reading and preparing for bad weather.


Jennings, Patti.
Jungle Snuggles: Monkey. Sterling, 2004. (T)
Join Monkey as he plays hide-and-seek with his animal friends in this huggable board book.


Jonas, Ann.
El trayecto / The Trek. Lectorum, 1991. (P-I)
As a child forges her way to school, she imagines that the city becomes a jungle and then a desert. She observes and avoids all of the wild animals that pose as trees, chimneys, fences, and even fruit.


Jonas, Anne.
Bird Talk! Greenwillow, 1999. (P-I)
This book is filled with North American birds and verbal descriptions of their calls as transcribed by avid bird watchers.


Jones, Alanna.
Team-Building Activities for Every Group. Rec Room, 1999. (L)
With more than one hundred serious and silly activities to help break the ice and develop trust, this book has something for everyone.


Juster, Norton.
Phantom Tollbooth. Random, 1996. (I+)
A young boy takes a trip through a strange world where he learns the importance of words and numbers.


Kasza, Keiko.
My Lucky Day. Putnam, 2003. (P+)
An innocent little pig appears to be in danger in this fairy tale world with a surprise ending.


Katz, Karen.
Counting Kisses. Simon & Schuster, 2001. (T-P)
How many kisses does it take to say goodnight?


Katz, Rosalyn.
Start Playing Chess. Sterling, 1996. (Y)
The combination of illustrations and straightforward, step-by-step instructions in this book make it an excellent tool for novice chess players.


Kavanagh, Peter.
I Love My Mama. Simon & Schuster, 2003. (T-P)
A baby elephant describes how he and his mother spend their days together.


Keller, Laurie.
Arnie the Doughnut. Henry Holt, 2003. (P+)
Arnie is quite pleased to be a doughnut until his new owner tries to EAT HIM!!! A clever plot and snappy dialogue make this book a wonderful read-aloud.


Kellogg, Steven.
The Three Sillies. Candlewick, 1999. (P-I)
A young man believes his sweetheart and her family are the three silliest people in the world until he meets three others who are even sillier.


Kerouac, Jack.
On the Road. Penguin, 1991. (Y+)
Considered a modern classic by many, Kerouac’s On the Road is the story of one man’s cross-country road trip. Set during the 1950s, this work epitomizes the lifestyle of the Beat Generation and gives voice to the feelings of anti-establishment that were experienced by a large number of poets and writers who lived during this time period.


Kerr, M. E.
Blood on the Forehead: What I Know About Writing. Harper, 1998. (Y+)
Kerr shares the stories behind her published works and offers tips for aspiring writers.


Ketteman, Helen.
Bubba the Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale. Scholastic, 1997. (I)
In this Cinderella story set Texas, the fairy godmother is a cow and the hero is the stepson of a wicked rancher.


Kimmel, Eric.
I Took My Frog to the Library. Puffin, 1991. (T-P)
A young girl brings her pets to the library - with predictably disastrous results.


King, Daniel.
Chess: From First Move to Checkmate. Kingfisher, 2001. (Y)
Written by a chess Grandmaster, this full-color illustrated book is filled with information for beginning and accomplished chess players. It includes an explanation of each of the pieces, strategies and special moves for playing the game, training quizzes, and even some chess trivia.


King, Elizabeth.
Quinceañera: Celebrando los quince. Dutton, 1998. (I-Y)
Quinceañera: Celebrating Fifteen. Dutton, 1998. (I-Y)
The Spanish and English language versions of this book describe a quinceañera celebration in a girl’s life, along with the history of the event.


Knight, Bertram.
From Mud to House. Children’s, 1997. (I)
Clear photographs and text show how a typical brick factory transforms mud to solid buildings.


Knight, Joan.
Charlotte in Giverny. Chronicle, 2000. (I+)
Charlotte’s family moves to France so her father can paint with other Impressionists. The journal is fictitious but based on historical information. Paintings by American Impressionists accompany the text.


Kochenderfer, Lee.
The Victory Garden. Delacorte, 2002. (I)
Hoping to contribute to the war effort during World War II, eleven-year-old Teresa organizes her friends to care for an ill neighbor's victory garden.


Kramer, Stephen P.
Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley. Putnam, 1997. (I)
Photographer Warren Faidley’s breath-taking pictures of lightning accompany the interesting account of his very risky profession.


Kroehnert, Gary.
Games Trainers Play Outdoors. McGraw-Hill, 2003. (L)
An excellent resource for any leader interested in team building, this book offers seventy-five outdoor activities and games that can be used to help promote teamwork and build trust among group members.


Krull, Kathleen.
Lives of the Artists. Harcourt, 1995. (I+)
Krull introduces artists by describing fascinating details of their lives that are not usually included in traditional biographies. Each entry is accompanied by a caricature of the subject.


Kunhardt, Katarine.
Let’s Count the Puppies. Harper, 2004. (T-P)
Readers meet an adorable array of soft, gentle, lovable Labrador retriever puppies, and learn to count to ten.


Landis, Beth.
My First Dinosaur Board Book. Dorling Kindersley, 2004. (T-P)
A colorful first dinosaur book full of giant meat eaters, fierce hunters, speedy runners, and slow leaf eaters.


Lane, Andy.
The Official World of Austin Powers. Universe, 2002. (Y+)
Photographs and stills from all three Austin Powers movies let readers get up close with the shagadelic world of the 60’s.


Law, Lisa, and Ram Dass.
Flashing on the Sixties. Chronicle, 1997. (Y+)
This collection of photographs from the 1960’s brings the decade of hippies and flower power to life, showcasing the fashion, the music, and the collective spirit of peace and love that defined a generation.


Layton, Neal.
Smile If You’re Human. Dial, 1998. (T-P)
An alien child’s quest to take a photograph of a mysterious creature known as a human has an unexpected result when a search through an earth zoo brings an encounter with a gorilla.


Lázaro León, Georgina.
El flamboyán amarillo. Ediciones Huracán, 1996. (P-I)
A boy plants what he believes to be a yellow poinciana tree, but to his surprise the seed produces a red poinciana tree.


Lázaro León, Georgina.
La niña y la estrella. Alfaguara, 2003. (T-P)
A parade of sea creatures travels to see the most beautiful sea star in the ocean, who explains that her beauty is based on the gentle respect she received from two children.


Le Tord, Bijou.
Elephant Moon. Doubleday, 1993. (T)
Although fierce and powerful looking, the members of a small herd of African elephants are also gentle and caring, especially in their relationships with each other.


Leedy, Loreen.
There’s a Frog in My Throat: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me. Holiday House, 2003. (I)
An engaging look at many different idioms and expressions about animals.


Legendre, Phillipe.
Animals of the World (Kids Can Draw). Walter Foster, 1994. (L)
Learn to draw kangaroos, tigers, and other animals using basic shapes.


Legendre, Phillipe.
Birds of the World (Kids Can Draw). Walter Foster, 1994. (L)
Learn to draw birds using basic shapes.


Legendre, Philippe.
Forest Animals (Kids Can Draw). Walter Foster, 1992. (L)
Learn to draw realistic pictures of forest animals following simple steps.


Lehne, Judith Logan.
Kangaroos. Gareth Stevens, 2000. (I)
Photographs and drawings combine with factual information and anecdotes to provide extensive information about kangaroos.


Lerner, Harriet and Susan Goldhor.
Franny B. Kranny, There’s a Bird in Your Hair! Harper, 2000. (P+)
A little girl doesn’t want to cut her unruly red hair even when a bird takes up residence there.


Lester, Helen.
A Porcupine Named Fluffy. Houghton Mifflin, 1986. (P-I)
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.


Leuck, Laura.
My Monster Mama Loves Me So. Lothrop, 1999. (P+)
Monster mothers love their children, regardless of how many eyes or arms they have.


Levithan, David (ed.).
You Are Here This is Now: Poems, Stories, Essays, and Art from the Best Young Writers in America. Push, 2002. (Y)
This diverse anthology, with entries drawn from the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, contains more than sixty award-winning poems, short stories, essays, photographs, and paintings created by middle school and high school students.


Lewis, Kevin.
My Truck is Stuck. Hyperion, 2002. (P+)
When a truck gets stuck in the mud, various vehicles try to pull it out. With repetitive text and bright and colorful pictures, this is a good choice for storytime.


Lithgow, John.
Micawber. Simon & Schuster, 2002. (P+)
A squirrel becomes inspired by a visit to an art museum and begins to paint pictures with his tail. The book comes with a CD recorded by the author.


Litten, Troy M.
Wanderlust. Chronicle, 2004. (Y)
Litten captures the delights of travel, from the silly and mundane, to the inspiring and awesome, through photographs.


Llewellyn, Claire and Barrie Watts.
Earthworms. Watts, 2002. (P+)
This very informative book combines large photographs and drawings with short text entries in a attractive format.


Lloyd, Sally.
Jungle Jive! Silver Dolphin, 2001. (T-P)
Flip the flaps and sing and dance along with the elephants, tigers, and flamingos in Jungle Jive.


London, Jonathan.
Eat! Cried Little Pig. Dutton, 2003. (P+)
Little pig makes a mess while he learns to eat and to talk.


Long, Melinda.
How I Became a Pirate. Harcourt, 2003. (P+)
A young boy learns about being a pirate from Braid Beard and his scurvy crew. David Shannon’s illustrations are delightful.


Lööf, Jan.
Mi abuelo es pirata. Editorial Miñon, 1991? (P-I)
Grandfather loves to tell stories about his old pirate days. One day, grandpa puts on his pirate gear and takes his grandson on a fantastic adventure to find a lost treasure.


Loomis, Christine.
Cowboy Bunnies. Penguin, 2004. (T-P)
Little bunnies spend their day pretending to be cowboys riding their ponies, mending fences, counting cows, eating chow, and singing cowboy tunes until it is time for bed.


Lottridge, Celia Barker.
The Name of the Tree: A Bantu Folktale. Macmillan, 1990. (I)
When the other animals fail at the task, the slow but wise turtle finds a way to obtain the bountiful fruits of a magic tree.


Loy, Jessica.
Follow the Trail. Henry Holt, 2003. (I)
This kid-friendly overview of camping includes what to take, how to arrange the camp, what animals and plants to anticipate, and how to have fun in any weather.


Lum, Kate.
What! Cried Granny. Dial, 1999. (P+)
Granny is unprepared for her grandson’s first sleepover but she sets things right in a hurry.


Lupton, Hugh.
Riddle Me This. Barefoot, 2003. (I)
This is a series of riddles and stories for readers to solve. The illustrations help readers decode the answers.


Lustig, Jill and Jean Warren.
Sing a Song of Numbers. Totline, 1998. (L)
Songs and rhymes with the lyrics written to the tunes of childhood favorites. Each book also includes fun, developmentally appropriate, simple ideas for activity.


MacDonald, Alan.
Snarlyhissopus. Tiger Tales, 2003. (P)
As in the game of “gossip,” Hippopotamus’ name becomes ridiculously distorted as word of his arrival spreads through the jungle.


MacDonald, Suse.
Look Whoo's Counting. Scholastic, 2000. (T-P)
Readers are asked to find numbers that are transformed into animal shapes and hidden in the illustrations.


Machado, Ana María.
Currupaco Papaco. Ediciones SM, 2000. (P-I)
A parrot named Currupaco Papaco is unhappy because he is chained to a post. He escapes and embarks on a journey; finally he finds happiness with a family on a tropical island.


Mackel, Kathy.
Alien in a Bottle. Harper, 2004. (I)
In this fast-paced science fiction story, a boy’s fascination with bottles brings him into contact with an alien who crashed on earth.


MacLachlan, Patricia.
Painting the Wind. Joanna Cotler, 2003. (I+)
A young boy on an island observes the work of artists who visit each summer and develops his own artistic ability.


Mallat, Kathy.
Seven Stars More! Walker, 1998. (T-I)
When Abby isn't tired at bedtime, she counts sheep and almost everything else in her bedroom.


Mander, Gabrielle.
Wan2Tlk?: Ltl Bk of Txt Msgs. St. Martin’s, 2001. (Y+)
This guide to the text-message revolution will have anyone writing in IM language faster than you can say W2CMORE.


Manson, Christopher.
The Tree in the Wood: An Old Nursery Song. North-South, 1993. (P-I)
A cumulative folk song that traces a fine tree back to the acorn planted by a boy whose bed was feathered by a bird nesting in a similar tree.


Margolies, John.
Fun Along the Road: American Tourist Attractions. Bulfinch, 1998. (Y+)
Color photographs and black-and-white illustrations show the unexpected signs and statues and out-of-the-ordinary museums and roadside attractions that the author has collected during his years of traveling through the United States.


Martin, Bill.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? Henry Holt, 1997. (T-P)
Zoo animals from polar bears to walruses make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.


Martin, David.
Monkey Trouble. Candlewick, 2000. (T-P)
Monkey's troubles include popping balloons, high-flying kites, and puddles.


Martin, Laura.
Nature’s Art Box. Storey, 2003. (Y)
This book contains more than sixty ideas for using natural materials to create crafts, including Native Zuni animal fetishes.


Marzollo, Jean.
Soy una semilla. Scholastic, 1999. (T-P)
Describes the life cycle of a plant.


Massie, Diane Redfield.
The Baby Beebee Bird. Harper, 2000. (T-P)
The zoo animals find a way to keep the baby beebee bird awake during the day so they can get some sleep at night.


Mayhew, James.
Miranda da la vuelta al mundo: Un viaje mágico en globo. Ediciones Serres, 2003. (P+)
Miranda travels around the world in a hot air balloon, learning about the people and some air ballooning skills.


McArthur, Nancy.
The Escape of the Plant That Ate Dirty Socks. Avon, 1992. (I)
The sock-eating plants are on the move...and heading strait for trouble!


McCann, Michelle Roehm.
Going Places: True Tales from Young Traveler’s. Beyond Words, 2003. (Y)
This anthology of autobiographical tales, written by preteens and teens, includes both travel adventures and personal journeys that range from hiking Mt. Everest to visiting a third world country for the first time.


McCaughrean, Geraldine.
The Pirate’s Son. Scholastic, 1998. (I+)
A boy and his sister accompany the son of a notorious pirate to Madagascar where further adventures await.


McCleary, John Basett.
The Hippie Dictionary. Ten Speed, 2002. (Y+)
This collection of social and political terminology from the 1960s includes everything from popular phrases of the day to the people and places often associated with the hippie era.


McCullers, Michael and Mike Meyers.
Austin Powers: How to Be an International Man of Mystery. Berkley, 1997. (Y+)
From fighting evil to dressing like a swinger, everything you need to know to be just like Austin Powers is provided by the experts.


McDermott, Gerald.
Coyote. Harcourt, 1995. (T-I)
Coyote, who has a nose for trouble, insists that the crows teach him how to fly with disastrous results.


McDermott, Gerald.
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest. Harcourt, 1993. (P+)
Raven feels sorry for those who must live in darkness, so he searches out the light.


McDonnell, Flora.
Splash! Candlewick, 1990. (T)
When the jungle animals are hot, a baby elephant has a good solution involving the squirting and splashing of water at the water hole.


McElligott, Matthew.
Absolutely Not. Walker, 2004. (P+)
When two bugs go for a walk, the fearful one sees danger everywhere but her friend points out that she is only seeing illusions in the forest.


McKee, David.
Elmer. Morrow, 1991. (T-P)
All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh.


McManners, Hugh.
Complete Wilderness Training Book. Dorling Kindersley, 1994. (L)
Every aspect of outdoor camping and trekking is clearly explained, accompanied by the detailed photographs that are characteristic of DK books.


McManners, Hugh.
Water Sports: An Outdoor Adventure Handbook. Dorling Kindersley, 1997. (I+)
Though small in size, this book provides solid information in text and pictures about sailing and boating.


McPhail, David.
Mole Music. Henry Holt, 1999. (P+)
Mole’s beautiful music reaches far more people than he realizes.


Mikaelsen, Ben.
Sparrow Hawk Red. Hyperion, 1993. (I+)
A Mexican-American boy hopes to avenge his mother’s death by stealing a high tech plane from Mexican drug dealers. Also available as an audio book.


Miller, Moira.
Merry-Ma-Tanzie. Oxford University, 1987. (L)
A collection of activities, games, and play themes accompanied by stories and rhymes to promote participation.


Miller, Ruth.
Bear on the Bed. Kids Can, 2002. (P)
A child relates what happens when a bear invades her bed. This very silly story has a surprise ending.


Moll, Louise.
Cryptogram-A-Day Book. Sterling, 1996. (Y, L)
This book of puzzles for the mind offers the reader a chance to test his or her logic every day of the year.


Mora, Pat.
Listen to the Desert/ Oye al desierto. Clarion, 1994. (T-P)
This bilingual poem describes some of the sounds of nature in a desert.


Morgan, Clay.
Boy Who Spoke Dog. Dutton, 2003. (I+)
A cabin boy is cast adrift in a massive storm and washes up on an island that is inhabited only by dogs.


Morozumi, Atsuko.
Un gorila. Mirasol, 1996. (T-P)
A gorilla makes his way through gardens, fields, and woods full of hidden animals, all waiting to be counted.


Morpurgo, Michael.
Wombat Goes Walkabout. Candlewick, 2000. (P+)
A young wombat meets other animals in the Australian bush and finally discovers what he’s good at.


Morris, Anne, and Peter Linenthal.
The Bookmaking Kit. Chronicle, 2001. (Y+; L)
This kit contains enough materials, including an assortment of colored papers, interior pages, cardstock covers, and fasteners, for budding bookmakers to create five different books that include an origami book, a photo album, and a clothbound buttonhole book.


Most, Bernard.
Zoodles. Harcourt, 1992. (P-I)
This collection of riddles about fanciful animals includes, “What do you call a kangaroo that wakes you up in the morning? A kangarooster!”


Mundis, Hester.
My Chimp Friday: The Nana Banana Chronicles. Simon & Schuster, 2002. (I)
When an old friend of her father's drops off an unusually intelligent chimpanzee at their apartment in the middle of the night with strict orders to keep the chimp a secret, twelve-year-old Rachel wants to know what the big mystery is all about.


Munsch, Robert.
Algo bueno. Annick, 2001. (T-I)
Tyya thinks her dad never buys anything good at the supermarket, so she gets her own cart and fills it with chocolate and ice cream. When her frustrated dad tells her not to move an inch, people mistake Tyya for a doll and try to buy her.


Munsch, Robert.
Alligator Baby. Scholastic, 1997. (T-I)
A little girl takes matters into her own hands after her brother is accidentally born in a zoo and her parents repeatedly bring home the wrong baby.


Munsch, Robert.
Mud Puddle. Annick, 1982. (P+)
Every time she goes out to play, a mud puddle attacks a little girl in this cheerfully wacky story.


Murphy, Jim.
Blizzard! Scholastic, 2000. (I+)
Murphy uses meticulous research and original graphics to describe the monster storm that hit the East coast in 1888.


Murphy, Stuart J.
Spunky Monkeys on Parade. Harper, 1999. (T)
In the Monkey Day Parade, monkey majorettes, cyclists, tumblers, and band members create a spectacle as they move along in groups of two, three, and four.


Murphy, Stuart J.
Monster Musical Chairs. Harper, 2000. (P+)
As monsters play musical chairs, children get a basic introduction to subtraction and practice counting down.


Nakawaga, Rieko and Yuriko Yamawaki.
Guri y Gura aprenden a nadar. Ediciones Ekaré, 2001. (P-I)
Inseparable friends Guri and Gura find a message in a bottle signed by the Sea Giant. This leads them to embark on an adventure, and along the way, they learn to swim.


Napoli, Donna Jo.
Albert. Harcourt, 2001. (P+)
A man finds the courage to leave seclusion after a family of birds enters his life.


Nasar, Sylvia.
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash. Simon & Schuster, 2001. (Y+)
This biography provides a glimpse inside the brilliant, albeit schizophrenic, mind of Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash.


Nelson, Craig.
Let's Get Lost: Adventures in the Great Wide Open. Warner, 1999. (Y+)
Armchair travelers can avoid the pitfalls that befell Nelson as he travels to Kenya, Machu Picchu, Borneo, and beyond but still enjoy the adventures.


Newbold, Patt and Anne Diebel.
Farm Animals: Hat Patterns and Activities. Paper Hat Tricks, 1995. (L)
The patterns can be used for puppets and bulletin board displays as well as hats.


Newbold, Patt and Anne Diebel.
Paper Hat Tricks II. Paper Hat Tricks, 1990. (L)
This volume includes patterns for making paper hats for farm and ocean animals and insects.


Newbold, Patt and Anne Diebel.
Paper Hat Tricks III. Paper Hat Tricks, 1991. (L)
This volume contains patterns for hats shaped like forest animals, zoo animals, and dinosaurs.


Newbold, Patt and Anne Diebel.
Paper Hat Tricks IV. Paper Hat Tricks, 1992. (L)
This volume contains hat patterns for fairy tale, pirates, and historical themes.


Newcome, Zita.
Toddlerobics Animal Fun. Candlewick, 1999. (T)
A group of toddlers has fun imitating a penguin, a crab, a duck, an elephant, and other animals while they exercise.


Nimmo, Jenny.
Midnight for Charlie Bone. Orchard, 2002. (I+)
This is the first book in a series about a young boy with a special talent: he can hear voices in photographs and paintings.


O’Brien, Patrick.
Fantastic Flights. Walker, 2003. (I+)
This illustrated book describes seventeen historic flights and the pilots who made them, from the Wright brothers to the space shuttle.


O’Brien, Robert C.
Z for Zachariah. Atheneum, 1975. (Y)
Sixteen-year old Ann Burden survives a nuclear holocaust only to be threatened by an intruder with malevolent intentions.


Ochiltree, Dianne.
Ten Monkey Jamboree. Simon & Schuster, 2001. (T)
Rhyming text and illustrations demonstrate how many monkeys it takes to make a tail-tangling, tree-dangling jungle jamboree and how many combinations of numbers will add up to ten.


Oliver, Clare.
Jackson Pollock. Watts, 2003. (Y, L)
This is a good introduction to the artist and his works and is suitable for students in middle school and older.


Olmstead, Kathleen, and Sandie Turchyn.
The Girls’ Guide to Tarot. Sterling, 2002. (Y)
A great guide for beginners, this book includes a picture of each card in the tarot deck, along with a description of what each card means, both in its upside down and right side up position. Additionally, the book includes a step-by-step guide for using the cards to read a fortune.


Ormerod, Jan.
Emily and Albert. Chronicle, 2004. (T-P)
Emily the ostrich and Albert the elephant share a friendship in which they compare noses, dance, read together, and more.


Osborne, Mary Pope.
Favorite Medieval Tales. Scholastic, 1998. (I+)
Well-written stories introduce children to some of the most famous characters in medieval literature: Finn McCoul, Beowulf, King Arthur, Robin Hood, and others.


Osborne, Will and Mary Pope Osborne.
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms (Magic Tree House Research Guide). Random, 2003. (I)
Fascinating facts provide connections between information and titles in the popular Magic Tree House series.


Osa, Nancy.
Cuba 15. Delacorte, 2003. (Y)
This Pura Belpré Honor Book tells the story of a Cuban girl living in Chicago and how she spends a year preparing for her quinceañero.


Paley, Joan.
Little White Duck. Little Brown, 2000. (T-P)
Paley’s brightly colored collage illustrations bring this traditional song to life. Includes musical notations.


Parker, Janice.
Messengers, Morse Code, and Modems. Raintree/Steck Vaughn, 2000. (Y)
This book focuses on how science is used in everyday life and provides experiments, activities, and trivia related to the technology of communications.


Parker, Laurie.
Texas Alphabet. Quail Ridge, 2000. (T-P)
Rhymed verse and collage highlight Texas towns and everything that makes Texas a great state.


Paulsen, Gary.
Brian’s Hunt. Wendy Lamb, 2003. (I+)
16-year-old Brian is back in the wilderness stalking, and being stalked by, a man-eating bear.


Paulsen, Gary.
Guts: The True Story Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books. Delacorte, 2001. (Y)
Paulsen gives his fans a look inside the events that happened in his own life that inspired the award-winning books featuring Brian Robeson.


Paulsen, Gary.
Hatchet. Bradbury, 1987. (I+)
13-year old Brian Robeson is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. Equipped with only a hatchet, Brian must find a way to survive.


Payne, Trip.
365 Mind-Challenging Cryptograms. Sterling, 2001. (Y)
Each cryptogram in this book, one for every day of the year, is a quotation from a celebrity who celebrates his or her birthday on that particular day of the year.


Peck, Richard.
Past Perfect, Present Tense: New and Collected Stories. Dial, 2004. (Y)
Thirteen short stories include notes about how Peck came to write them, tips for aspiring writers, and his message: "Nobody but a reader ever became a writer.”


Pensiero, Janet.
Totally Cool Journals, Notebooks, and Diaries. Sterling, 2003. (Y)
This book contains step-by-step instructions for thirty creative projects for teens that use commonly available materials to create journals, scrapbooks, and more.


Pérez, L. King.
Ghoststalking. Carolrhoda, 1995. (I)
For their school science project, Emilio and his friend Chuy hunt for the elusive ghost woman, La Llorona.


Peters, Lisa Westberg.
Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up. Greenwillow, 2003. (P+)
Peters has written a collection of poems relating to geology, from rocks and volcanoes to tsunamis and sand, enlivened with bright illustrations.


Peterson, Durby.
Dinosaur Days: Celebrating Dinosaurs, with Rhymes, Songs, Projects, Games and Snacks. Totline, 2000. (L)
Piggyback songs and rhymes about dinosaurs, with the lyrics written to the tunes of childhood favorites, along with simple games and activities.


Pfister, Marcus.
Rainbow Fish: Counting. North-South, 2004. (T-P)
Rainbow Fish's undersea world is filled with fabulous plants and animals all waiting to be counted.


Pieper, Christiane.
Sin rumbo por el mundo, Catalina y el Oso. Kalandraka, 2000. (T-P)
A brown bear wandering from place to place is followed by a girl named Catalina. Hopping, skipping, jumping, or crawling, these fun-loving friends make their way around the world.


Pike, Robert.
Play Winning Checkers. Sterling, 1999. (Y)
For both novice and experienced players, this guide includes a history of the game, recommendations for improving one’s concentration in order to play a better game, and strategies and tactics that include easy-to-follow diagrams.


Pinsent, Lynsy.
Face Painting. Chartwell, 1993. (L)
Large, clear photographs accompany the directions on how to use face paint to create vivid characters, including a pirate.


Piven, Joshua and David Borgenicht.
The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook Survival Guide. Chronicle, 1999. (Y+)
From escaping quick sand to leaping from a moving motorcycle, this survival guide offers practical advice for getting yourself out of hundreds of situations in which you will most likely never find yourself.


Platt, Richard.
Pirate. Knopf, 1994. (I+)
Part of the Eyewitness series, this book contains lots of information and great photographs of items related to pirates.


Pomerantz, Charlotte.
Piggy in the Puddle. Macmillan, 1974. (P)
Wonderful words and rhythm make this book great for reading aloud and creative dramatics.


Porter, Cheryl.
Gross Grub. Random, 1995. (Y)
Although you might not know it by taking a look at the revolting finished dishes, every disgusting recipe in this book is edible, from veggie vomit to cat litter casserole.


Prelutsky, Jack.
The Dragons are Singing Tonight. Greenwillow, 1993. (P+)
Illustrations by Peter Sis add to the lushness of these poems about dragons, which proclaim they are real.


Press, Judy.
Alphabet Art. Williamson, 1998. (L)
Animal crafts for every letter in the alphabet. Most are made from paper plates and cardboard tubes.


Price, Dan.
How To Make a Journal of Your Life. Teen Speed, 1999. (Y)
With plenty of ideas to inspire a young writer, this book is a great resource for anyone who needs help finding a place to begin their journaling adventure.


Prieto, Mariana.
Play it in Spanish: Spanish Games and Folk Songs for Children. John Day, 1973. (L) (OP)
Music for seventeen games and action songs from Latin America, Spain, and the West Indies are provided along with the words in Spanish and English.


Pulver, Robin.
Punctuation Takes a Vacation. Holiday House, 2003. (I)
Chaos ensues when all the punctuation leaves a classroom and students have to communicate without their helpful presence.


Puttock, Simon.
Squeaky Clean. Little Brown, 2002. (P)
Little pigs love their bath so much they don’t even want to go to bed.


Rau, Dana Meachen.
Cuando voy a pasear al desierto. Rourke, 2001. (T-P)
Illustrations and brief text describe a visit to the desert, including what to wear and things to see and do.


Ray, Mary Lyn.
Mud. Harcourt, 1996. (P)
A celebration of the mud that heralds the end of winter and the coming of spring.


Ray, Mary Lyn.
A Rumbly Tumbly Glittery Gritty Place. Harcourt, 1993. (T-P)
A child describes all the wonderful things there are to enjoy in the gravel pit across the road.


Ray, Mary Lyn.
Welcome, Brown Bird. Harcourt, 2004. (P+)
A boy in North America entreats his father not to cut down the trees where a wood thrush lives, while another boy in South America awaits the return of his favorite songbird in this nice simple story about migration, habitat, and life in other countries.


Redi, Lori.
The Art of Hand Reading. Dorling Kindersley, 1996. (Y)
This guide to palm reading is clear, concise, and easy to follow and includes hundreds of color photographs and step-by-step instructions to help beginning palm readers decipher the multitude of lines on a hand.


Reinstein, Reina James and Mike Reinstein.
Don't Blame Me-I'm a Gemini!: Astrology for Teenagers. Barrons, 1996. (Y) (OP)
Novice astrologers can use this book to ascertain how the characteristics of each sign of the zodiac possibly affect peoples’ friendships, relationships, and personality.


Reviejo, Carlos and Eduardo Soler.
Cantares y decires: Antología de folclore infantil. Ediciones SM, 2001. (I+)
Anthology of children’s folklore.


Rivera-Ashford, Roni Capin.
My Nana’s Remedies / Los remedios de mi nana. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2002. (P-I)
A little girl explains how her grandmother makes special teas and warm drinks for her and her little brother when they are not feeling well.


Robb, Laura.
Snuffles and Snouts. Dial, 1995. (P+)
The author has collected a variety of porcine poetry, accompanied by Steven Kellogg’s rollicking illustrations. Also available in paperback.


Rockwell, Ann.
Becoming Butterflies. Walker, 2002. (P+)
A class records the progression from caterpillar to butterfly through Rockwell’s simple and precise illustrations.


Rockwell, Ann.
Bugs are Insects. Harper, 2001. (P+)
Budding entomologists learn the differences between insects in general, and bugs in particular, through factual information in an easy-to-read format.


Rockwell, Ann.
Two Blue Jays. Walker, 2003 (P+)
A child describes the activities of a pair of blue jays nesting outside her window.


Rodero, Paz.
Dos amigos: Un cuento. Kókinos, 1995. (P-I)
A fish and a bird become friends and trade places and then find that they are happier in their own habitat.


Rogers, Andrew and Tracey Andrew.
La selva loca. Grupo Editorial Norma, 2002. (T-I)
It’s Monkey’s turn to do the laundry so he takes all the animals’ skins and washes them, hangs them out to dry, and irons them. Readers will be tickled by the hilarious results when Monkey returns the wrong hide to each animal!


Rogers, Lisa Waller.
The Great Storm: The Hurricane Diary of J. T. King, Galveston Texas 1900. Texas Tech, 2002. (I)
A young boy’s diary relates life in Galveston at the time of the infamous hurricane.


Ross, Gayle.
How Rabbit Tricked Otter and Other Cherokee Trickster Stories. Parabola, 2003. (I)
Fifteen traditional tales follow the adventures of Rabbit, the Cherokee trickster.


Ross, M. E.
Snug as a Bug. Chronicle, 2004. (T+)
Little insects are tucked into bed by their loving parents.


Rossi, Joyce.
The Gullywasher / El chaparrón torrencial. Rising Moon, 1998. (P-I)
Letitia’s grandfather, who was a vaquero as a young man, provides fanciful explanations for how he got his wrinkles, white hair, round belly and stooped frame.


Ruckman, Ivy.
No Way Out. Harper, 1988. (Y) (OP)
When nineteen-year old Amy, her fiancée Rick, and her brother Ben set out for their camping trip, the last thing they expect is to end up trapped in the wilderness after a torrential rain and subsequent flood.


Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
Hello Ocean / Hola mar. Charlesbridge, 2003. (P+)
Through rhyming text, a child describes the wonders of the ocean experienced through each of her five senses.


Ryder, Joanne.
Each Living Thing. Harcourt, 2000. (P)
Celebrates the creatures of the earth, from spiders dangling in their webs to owls hooting and hunting out of sight, and asks that we respect and care for them.


Ryder, Joanne.
When the Woods Hum. Morrow, 1991. (P+)
A young girl learns about cicadas from her father and how they make the woods hum. Factual information is provided along with the story.


Salcedo, Michele.
Quinceañera! The Essential Guide to Planning the Perfect Sweet Fifteen Celebration. Holt, 1997. (I-Y)
A how-to guide for planning a quinceañera event.


Samoyault, Tiphaine.
Give Me a Sign: What Pictograms Tell Us Without Words. Viking, 1997. (I-Y)
High interest topics are used to explain what signs and symbols communicate to us. Includes a brief history of the use of pictograms.


Sams, C. R.
Stranger in the Woods. C.R. Sams II Photography, 2000. (P+)
What do wild animals think of the strange creature that appears on a winter day? A photographer captures forest animals investigating a snowman in this almost wordless book.


Sanderson, David W.
Smileys. O’Reilly, 1993. (Y+)
More than 650 “smileys,” the symbols used to communicate emotions, feelings, and expression in e-mail messages, are illustrated and defined.


Sastrías, Martha.
Melodía de la naturaleza: Leyendas mexicanas. Editorial Everest, 2000. (I+)
This volume brings together six Mexican legends from the Mayan, Zapotec, and Mixtec cultures, among others.


Sayre, April Pulley.
G’Day, Australia. Millbrook, 2003. (I+)
The author takes readers on a tour of Australia. Many photographs are included.


Scannell, Edward, and John W. Newstrom.
The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do. McGraw-Hill, 1997. (L)
With more than seventy team-building activities and games, this book is a great resource for leaders who want to help their team learn to trust one another and communicate as a group.


Schimel, Lawrence.
Misterio en el jardín. Kalandraka, 2002. (P-I)
Juan is on a mission to find out who is stealing his mother’s vegetables from her garden. Juan finally resolves the puzzle and is later rewarded with his mother’s delicious vegetables.


Schon, Isabel.
Tito, Tito: Rimas, adivinanzas y juegos infantiles. Everest, 1998. (L)
This anthology of rhymes, riddles, and games, accompanied by drawings, introduces the rich oral traditions of the Spanish-speaking world.


Scieszka, Jon.
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy. Viking, 1992. (I)
The Time Warp Trio rub elbows with cowboys and Indians in the Wild West.


Scieszka, Jon.
Knights of the Kitchen Table. Penguin, 1993. (I)
When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.


Scieszka, Jon.
Summer Reading is Killing Me! Viking, 1998. (I)
At the beginning of summer vacation, Joe, Sam, and Fred become trapped inside their summer reading list and involved in a battle between good and evil characters from well-known children's books.


Scott, Elaine.
Poles Apart: Why Penguins and Polar Bears Will Never Be Neighbors. Viking, 2004. (I+)
Combining physics and geography, history and biology, this award-winning science writer explains why polar bears and penguins can not live in the same environment and how the poles are unique. Spectacular photographs and illustrations accompany the text.


Sendak, Maurice.
Where the Wild Things Are. Harper, 1963. (P+)
Sendak’s tale of naughty little Max is still one of the best monster stories around for the preschool set.


Shannon, David.
Y siguió lloviendo. Scholastic, 2002. (T-I)
An unexpected rain shower causes quarreling among the members of a small community.


Shannon, George.
La canción del lagarto. Mulberry, 1994. (T-P)
Bear tries repeatedly to learn Lizard’s song.


Shaw, Tucker and Chuck Gonzales.
Who Do You Think You Are: 12 Methods for Analyzing the True You. Penguin, 2001. (Y)
This book includes twelve methods for self-discovery including astrology, numerology, palm reading, and personality typing.


Sheehan, Kathryn.
Earth Child 2000: Earth Science for Young Children: Games, Stories, Activities, and Experiments. Council Oak, 1998. (L)
This resource for librarians, teachers, and parents offers earth science activities for elementary school aged children.


Sheldon, Dyan.
El canto de las ballenas. Ediciones Ekaré, 1993. (P-I)
Enthralled by her grandmother’s story of seeing and hearing whales singing in the sea long ago, Lilly hopes to see them herself and to hear their mysterious songs.


Shelf Medearis, Angela.
Jugamos bajo la lluvia. Scholastic, 1995. (T-I)
Describes several things children can do on a sunny day and on a rainy day.


Shields, Carol Diggory.
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp. Candlewick, 1997. (T-P)
When it's rock 'n' roll time during the prehistoric era, many different kinds of dinosaurs gather to twist, twirl, and tromp at a Saturday night party.


Sierra, Judy and Robert Kaminsky.
Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children. Oryx, 1991. (L)
Twenty-five tales from around the world can be presented as stories, flannelboards, or puppet plays.


Sill, Cathryn.
About Birds. Peachtree, 1991. (T+)
Very simple text accompanies realistic illustrations of birds. It is a wonderful introduction for very young children.


Sill, Cathryn.
About Insects. Peachtree, 2000. (T+)
This is another installment in Cathryn Sill’s excellent series of simple non-fiction books for children.


Simon, Francesca.
Calling All Toddlers. Orchard, 1999. (T)
Rhyming verses describe activities that toddlers enjoy such as splashing, stomping, and making faces.


Singer, Marilyn.
Monster Museum. Hyperion, 2001. (I)
The poems in this amusing collection pay homage to many famous monsters. To appreciate the humor, readers have to be old enough to recognize the characters. Many of the poems could be converted to Readers Theatre scripts.


Singh, Simon.
The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It. Delacorte, 2002. (Y)
This excellent introduction to the science of cryptography, or the encoding and decoding of secret information, includes a historical overview of this secretive science and information about the use of code breaking during times of war.


Slaymaker, Melissa Eskridge.
Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbey. Henry Holt, 2004. (I+)
Meet Grandma Prisbey, who makes folksy art out of old bottles and other discarded items.


Smith, Janice Lee.
Serious Science: An Adam Joshua Story. Harper, 1993. (P-I)
Devastated when his little sister and his dog demolish his science project, Adam Joshua uses his ingenuity to come up with a last-minute replacement.


Solé Vendrell, Carme.
La tierra. Parramón Ediciones, 1985. (T-P) (OP)
Describes the earth with simple words.


Sortland, Bjorn.
Anna’s Art Adventure. Carolrhoda, 1999. (I)
A little girl, venturing through an art museum, is drawn into the paintings where she talks with many famous artists. The brief encounters in this book spark an interest in learning more about the people and works depicted.


Souza, D. M.
Skunks Do More Than Stink! Millbrook, 2002. (I)
Nicely written text and clear colorful illustrations provide children with a good introduction to the poor maligned skunk.


Staines, Bill.
All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir. Dutton, 1989. (P)
This book celebrates how all the animals in the world make their own music in their own way, some singing low, some singing higher.


Steig, William.
C D B! Simon & Schuster, 2000. (I+)
The second edition of this clever book adds color and a larger format. Letters, numbers, and symbols create fabulously clever words and sentences.


Steig, William.
C D C? Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003. (I+)
Republished in color, this companion to C D B!, plays with words and symbols to create picture puzzles.


Steig, William.
Pete's a Pizza. Harper, 2003. (P)
What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood or when it's raining and he can't go out and play? Turn him into a pizza, of course!


Stenmark, Victoria.
The Singing Chick. Holt, 1999. (P+)
What happens when an exuberant little chick is swallowed by a fox? Read this book with lots of enthusiasm for a surefire hit with listeners.


Stetson, Emily.
40 Knots to Know. Williamson, 2002. (I+)
This book includes sections on knots that bind, stop, join, and lash with instructions and illustrations so that the reader can learn to tie them.


Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel.
Jackalope. Harcourt, 2003. (I)
A jackrabbit that wishes to be feared asks his fairy godrabbit for horns and becomes the first jackalope, but with one condition: he must not tell any lies.


Stevens, Paul Drew.
Real Animal Heroes: True Stories of Courage, Devotion, and Sacrifice. Penguin, 1997. (L)
Captivating tales of heroic exploits from our four legged friends.


Stewart, Mary.
Ludo and the Star Horse. Hodder & Stoughton, 1989. (I-Y)
A special horse takes his rider on a romp through the stars of the Zodiac.


Stickland, Paul and Henrietta Strickland.
Dinosaur Roar! Dutton, 1994. (T-P)
Illustrations and rhyming text present all kinds of dinosaurs, including ones that are sweet, grumpy, spiky, or lumpy.


Stickland, Paul.
Monkey Business. Chronicle, 2003. (T-P)
Monkeys gather the other jungle animals to see the new members of their troop in this pop-up book.


Stutson, Caroline.
Cowpokes. Harper, 1999. (T)
Cowpokes wake, eat flapjacks, rope strays, mend fences, and strum guitars.


Sung, Park Sang.
The Tarot Café. TokyoPop, 2005. (Y)
A hip fortuneteller helps supernatural beings get along in the human world. This graphic novel is one of Korea’s most popular.


Tang, Greg.
Math-terpieces. Scholastic, 2003. (I)
Famous works of art are used to pose mathematical problems for the reader to solve.


Taylor, Barbara.
Arctic and Antarctic. Dorling Kindersley, 2000. (I+)
This is an excellent source of information about the two Polar Regions.


Tekavec, Heather.
What’s That Awful Smell? Dial, 2004. (P+)
The farm animals try every remedy possible to rid a little piglet of his awful smell. In the surprise ending, they discover their mistake.


Temko, Florence.
Origami Airplanes: How to Fold and Design Them. Tuttle, 2004. (I)
Twenty-five paper airplane designs with easy to follow instructions.


Terban, Marvin.
Funny You Should Ask. Clarion, 1992. (I+)
This book teaches strategies for creating original jokes using various types of wordplay.


Thaler, Mike.
Never Mail an Elephant. Troll, 1994. (T)
The narrator has trouble mailing an elephant as a birthday present to Cousin Edna.


Thomas, Patricia and Patty Thomas.
Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I’m Going to Sneeze! Lothop, 1971. (T-P)
All of the animals try to prevent the elephant from sneezing to avoid the havoc that it will cause.


Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Fellowship of the Ring. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. (Y)
This first book in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy takes readers inside Middle Earth to the land of hobbits, elves, wizards, and the One Ring that harbors a secret message.


The Totline Staff.
1001 Rhymes and Fingerplays. Warren, 1994. (L)
A great source for preschool program fingerplays.


Tressider, Jack.
1,001 Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Imagery and Its Meaning. Chronicle, 2004. (Y+)
The hidden meanings for more than a thousand symbols and images are explained. The symbols are divided into sections, including emotions, spiritual life, virtues, and power.


Trope, Zoe.
Please Don’t Kill the Freshman: A Memoir. Harper, 2003. (Y)
When “Zoe Trope” was 14 and a freshman, she began writing a journal about her experience as a student in high school. Filled with all the teen angst one might expect from a budding teen writer, this self-obsessive memoir of poetry and prose is filled with typical teen emotions like self-loathing, confusion, arrogance, insecurity, etc.


Udry, Janice May.
Un arbol es ermoso. Harper Arco Iris, 1995. (P-I)
The Spanish translation of the Caldecott award book, A Tree is Nice, which describes the value of a tree.


Van Leeuwen, Jean.
Great Googlestein Museum Mystery. Phyllis Fogelman, 2003. (I)
When three mice venture into an art museum, one begins to create miniature sculptures out of discarded items. Humans begin to notice and complications ensue.


Vance, Susanna.
Sights. Delacorte, 2001. (Y)
Baby Girl was born with “the sight”, which she inherited from her Latvian great-great-great Aunt. In this quirky coming-of-age novel, “the sight” is either a gift or curse, depending on how you see it. The story strikes a good balance of mysticism and realism.


Vande Velde, Vivian.
Rumpelstiltskin Problem. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. (I+)
Van Velde imagines the Rumpelstiltskin story in six different ways, all very creative.


Vaughan, Marcia.
Snap! Scholastic, 1996. (P+)
Joey the kangaroo and his friends play in the Australian wilds. Is a crocodile a good playmate?


Vaughan, Marcia.
Wombat Stew. Silver Burdett, 1986. (P+)
When Dingo Dog catches wombat for his supper, Wombat’s friends find a sly way to rescue him.


von Ziegesar, Cecily.
SLAM. Penguin, 2000. (Y)
A diverse poetry book for teens filled with everything from Shakespearean sonnets to rap lyrics.


Waber, Bernard.
Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party. Houghton Mifflin, 1997. (P+)
All the animals in the forest want to spend the night at Bearsie’s house. This cumulative book is a good choice for creative dramatics.


Waddell, Martin.
Hi, Harry! Candlewick, 2003. (P+)
Harry the turtle cannot find a friend who moves slowly enough for him until he meets snail!


Waitzkin, Fred.
Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess. Penguin, 1993. (Y+)
Fred Waitzkin, a mediocre, middle-aged chess player, tells the story of his son Josh, a chess prodigy who is following in the footsteps of former chess phenom Bobby Fischer.


Warren, Jean.
Animal Piggyback Songs. Warren, 1990. (L)
Simple songs about animals with original lyrics set to classic children’s melodies. Chords are provided for guitar or autoharp.


Warren, Jean.
Piggyback Songs for Infants and Toddlers. Totline, 1998. (L)
Original lyrics sung to familiar tunes.


Watson, John.
We’re the Noisy Dinosaurs. Candlewick, 1992. (T)
Noisy dinosaurs crash, boom, and bang through out the story.


Watts, Bernadette.
The Wind and the Sun: An Aesop Fable. North-South, 1992. (P)
The sun and the wind test their strength by seeing which of them can force a man to remove his cloak.


Weigelt, Udo.
What Lies On the Other Side? North-South, 2002 (P+)
Two little forest creatures dare to venture across the stream and find out that life is not as scary on the other side as they had been told.


Wells, Robert E.
What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? Whitman, 1997. (P)
Compares the speed of living creatures, from humans to cheetahs to peregrine falcons, with even faster things like rockets, meteoroids, and light.


Wells, Rosemary.
Fritz and the Mess Fairy. Penguin, 1996. (P-I)
Fritz, a master at creating terrible messes, meets his match when his science project goes wrong and the Mess Fairy emerges.


Wheatley, Nadia.
Luke’s Way of Looking. Kane/Miller, 2001. (I)
A boy is frustrated by an overbearing teacher until he visits an art museum and realizes it is okay to see things from a different perspective.


Wheeler, Lisa.
One Dark Night. Harcourt, 2003. (P)
Mole and mouse set out in the dark forest, while a large and grumpy bear goes out in search of something before he can eat dinner. Suspense builds as the dual stories unfold, until the reader discovers that bear is waiting for mole and mouse to be his dinner guests, not his dinner.


Wheeler, Lisa.
Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta. Atheneum, 2004. (I)
A Victorian dog attends a canine operetta about adventurous sailors who set sail in search of a hidden treasure. Written in a comic book style and filled with humor and wordplay.


White, Linda Arms.
Comes a Wind. Dorling Kindersley, 2000. (I)
Two brothers cannot stop bickering until a really big wind threatens their mother.


Wilcox, Leah.
Falling for Rapunzel. Putnam, 2003. (P+)
When a prince tries to rescue Rapunzel, she misunderstands him and tosses down all manner of objects (socks instead of locks, maid instead of braid), but everyone still lives happily ever after.


Willems, Mo.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Hyperion, 2003. (P+)
A pigeon tries every trick in a typical kid’s arsenal to be allowed to drive the bus and ends with a massive tantrum.


Willis, Jeanne.
I Want to Be a Cowgirl. Henry Holt, 2002. (T-P)
A big city girl dreams about being a cowgirl.


Wilson, Karma.
Bear Wants More. Margaret K. McElderry, 2003. (T+)
Bear wakes up from his long winter’s nap and his friends have a hard time finding enough food to satisfy his hunger. At the end of the day he has eaten so much he gets stuck in his own doorway.


Winogrand, Garry and John Szarkowski.
Winogrand: Figments from the Real World. Museum of Modern Art, 2003. (Y+)
This is the first comprehensive overview of the photographic works of Garry Winogrand, who produced more than half a million images.


Winthrop, Elizabeth.
Dumpy La Rue. Henry Holt, 2001. (P+)
Dumpy the pig wants to be a dancer so passionately that he converts the other farm animals with his enthusiasm.


Wittlinger, Ellen.
Heart on My Sleeve. Simon & Schuster, 2004. (Y)
The turbulence of teen life is revealed in this modern epistolary novel, which includes e-mail, instant messages, letters, and postcards, about an 18-year-old songwriter and the young actor/singer she meets while visiting a college in Connecticut.


Wojtowycz, David.
Animal Antics From 1 to 10. Holiday House, 2000. (T)
A counting book in which zany animal characters engage in improbable activities in an unusual hotel.


Wood, Ted.
Iditarod Dream. Walker, 1996. (I+)
Excellent pictures and good narration help readers share the experience of a teenager who competes in Alaska’s Junior Iditarod race.


Worick, Jennifer, Joe Borgenicht, and Larry Jost.
The Action Heroine’s Handbook. Quirk, 2003. (Y+)
Girl power at its best, this guide offers advice from professionals on everything from winning a catfight to going undercover as a beauty queen.


Wright, Betty Ren.
Blizzard. Houghton Mifflin, 2004. (I)
A blizzard forces the students and teacher in a small rural school to seek shelter at the nearest farm. Based on a true story.


Wright, Denise Anton.
One-Person Puppet Plays. Teacher Ideas, 1990. (L)
A collection of short puppet plays that can be performed with or without a puppet stage by one puppeteer.


Yaccarino, Dan.
The Big Science Fair. Hyperion, 2002. (I)
Two elementary students compete in science fairs, one from Earth and one from the newly discovered planet, Meep,.


Yeo-Jin, Yang.
Saint Marie. ADV Manga, 2004. (Y)
Dah-In is an ordinary high school freshman who gets entangled in a battle between good and evil on the grounds of her private school and is chosen to be a soldier.


Yolen, Jane.
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? Scholastic, 2004. (T-P)
Explains what little dinosaurs do to keep their rooms neat.


Yolen, Jane.
How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? Scholastic, 2004. (T-P)
Dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics as they help them learn to count from one to ten with a simple, rhyming text.


Yolen, Jane.
How Do Dinosaurs say Goodnight. Scholastic, 2000. (P-T)
Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.


Yolen, Jane.
Ballad of the Pirate Queens. Harcourt, 1995. (I)
Two famous female pirates are honored in this poetic tale of their final escapade.


Yolen, Jane.
Sword of the Rightful King. Harcourt, 2003. (I+)
The author brings a new perspective to the story of King Arthur.


Yolen, Jane.
Wings. Harcourt, 1991. (I+)
The fateful story of Daedelus and Icarus, intertwined with Theseus and the Minotaur, is vividly captured by Jane Yolen and illustrator Dennis Nolan.


Zaunders, Bo.
Feathers, Flaps, and Flops: Fabulous Early Fliers. Dutton, 2001. (I+)
This book briefly recounts the achievements of several famous aviation pioneers. Illustrations by Roxie Munro.


Zeppa, Jamie.
Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan. Riverhead, 2003. (Y+)
At 22 years of age, Zeppa accepted a job teaching in Bhutan, a country she had only read about. This is her story of her life in the Himalayas and the changes evoked through living in another culture.


Ziefert, Harriet.
Zoo Parade. Handprint, 2003. (T)
How many different ways of walking can you name? Join a parade of animals on their way to the zoo to find out! Can you prance like a lion? Can you saunter like a giraffe? Dance like a gazelle? Kangaroo jump? March like a camel with a bumpity hump?


Zimmerman, Andrea and David Clamesha.
Dig! Silver Whistle, 2004. (P)
Mr. Rosenthal is accompanied by his faithful dog Lightning as he completes work all over town with his big yellow backhoe. Can you guess what they do after work?


Zoo Animals. Dorling Kindersley, 2004. (T-P)
Plenty of pictures introduce children to animals found in zoos.

Audio Recordings

American Military Band.
Music of the U.S. Air Force. 1996. (CD) (L)
This collection of patriotic and military music includes “The Air Force Song,” which begins with the lyrics “Off we go, into the wild blue yonder…”


Arnold, Caroline.
El Niño. Recorded Books, 1998. (cassette) (I)
Arnold discusses the effects of the El Niño weather current on people and wildlife.


Austin Powers: Original Soundtrack. Hollywood Records, 1997. (CD/cassette) (Y+)
All the groovy music from the movie played by some of the original artists from the 60’s, as well as by contemporary artists.


Avi.
Captain Grey. Recorded Books, 1995. (cassette) (I+)
In this audiobook, a young boy is held captive after the Revolutionary War by a man who uses piracy to maintain his stronghold.


Barchas, Sarah.
¡Piñata! And More! Bilingual Songs for Children. High Haven Music, 1997. (cassette and book) (T-I)
Twenty original and traditional bilingual songs celebrate the richness of Hispanic culture, traditions, and language.


Beall, Pamela Conn and Susan Hagen Nipp.
Wee Sing Animals, Animals, Animals. Price Stern Sloan, 1999. (cassette and book) (P+)
All the songs on this tape are related to animals. Some, such as “The Grizzly Bear” are found on other Wee Sing recordings.


Beall, Pamela Conn and Susan Hagen Nipp.
Wee Sing Dinosaurs. Price Stern Sloan, 1994. (cassette and book) (T)
This pre-historic adventure features 50 original fact-filled dinosaur songs and poems.


Beall, Pamela Conn and Susan Hagen Nipp.
Wee Sing Fun ‘n’ Folk. Price Stern Sloan, 1989. (cassette and book) (P+)
Many traditional folksongs suitable for children are included in this kit.


Beall, Pamela Conn and Susan Hagen Nipp.
Wee Sing Silly Songs. Price Stern Sloan, 1982. (cassette and book) (P+)
This compilation of silly songs never goes out of style.


Benson, Robert and Karen Benson.
Sounds of Texas Birds: Volume 2. Texas A&M University, 1994. (CD) (L)
These bird sounds are part of a natural environment series; no. 18.


Berkner, Laurie.
Whaddaya Think of That. Two Tomatoes, 2001. (CD) (T-P)
Silly and wild songs, including “We Are the Dinosaurs,” will have kids tapping their toes and singing along.


Brave Combo.
The Hokey Pokey. DenTone Records, 1994. (CD) (P+)
This Grammy award winning Texas band knows how to get listeners moving.


Brooks, Walter.
Freddy the Pilot. Recorded Books, 2000. (cassette) (I)
Freddy the talented pig takes up flying.


Captain Bogg and Salty.
Bedtime Stories for Pirates. Scabbydisc, 1990. (CD) (I+)
Nine tales and tunes to shiver your timbers, performed by a band of six musical pirates from Portland, Oregon.


The Charlie Daniels Band.
By the Light of the Moon: Campfire Songs and Cowboy Tunes. Sony, 1997. (CD) (T+)
A mix of country and pop, this album features songs like “Get Along Little Dogies” and “Yippie Ki Yea” recorded for kids.


Children’s Favorite Songs, Volume 3. Walt Disney Records, 1986. (CD/cassette) (T+)
Twenty-three songs are on this album, including “Waltzing Matilda.”


Children’s Favorite Songs, Volume 4. Walt Disney Records, 1990. (CD/cassette) (T+)
Twenty-seven well-known songs are on this album, including “Kookaburra.”


Child’s Celebration of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Music for Little People, 1996. (CD) (P+)
This collection of famous rock and roll songs contains music by the original artists, including favorites such as “Rockin’ Robin,” “Splish Splash,” and “Purple People Eater.”


Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs. Music for Little People, 1999. (CD/cassette) (T+)
A good source of many favorite nonsense songs for children.


Day, Roger.
Roger Day Ready to Fly. Roger Day Productions, 2001. (CD) (T-I)
Twelve action-packed, high-flying songs that will have kids and parents soaring around the room. Some of the songs include vocals by The Indigo Girls and Nanci Griffith.


The Definitive Encyclopedia of Sound Effects. Jamb Productions, 1987. (cassette) (L)
A variety of sound effects will enhance many programs.


Del Rey, María.
Universe of Song. Music For Little People, 1999. (CD) (T-I)
Well-known children’s songs are presented bilingually, alternating English and Spanish.


Diamond, Charlotte.
Ten Carrot Diamond Songs and Stories. Hug Bug Records, 1985. (CD) (T-I)
Original songs and traditional favorites, sung in various languages, take listeners on a musical trip around the world.


Diamond, Charlotte.
Soy una pizza. Hug Bug Records, 1994. (CD) (T-I)
Twelve popular songs in Spanish that will have children singing along. Lyrics are included.


Disney Silly Songs: 20 Simply Super Singable Silly Songs. Disney, 1992. (CD) (P+)
Twenty wacky songs, including “Little Bunny Foo Foo” and “Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends,” will tickle your funny bone.


Duane, Diane.
So You Want to be a Wizard? Recorded Books, 1998. (cassette) (I+)
Nita discovers the book she checked out from the library has magical powers. She also discovers that she is a wizard and her powers are needed to stop an evil force.


Elmo Says Boo! Sony Wonder, 1998. (CD) (P+)
Songs for young children about Halloween and not-so-scary monsters.


Favorite Songs for Kids. Kimbo, 2002. (CD) (T+)
Twenty classic sing-along songs, including “Swinging On A Star,” “On Top Of Spaghetti,” and “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”


Fleischman, Sid.
Thirteenth Floor. Listening Library, 1995. (cassette) (I)
A boy travels back in time to rescue his sister and finds himself on a pirate ship captained by a relative.


Funke, Cornelia.
Inkheart. Listening Library, 2003. (cassette) (I+)
Characters literally emerge from books to create problems in the real world.


Galway, James.
James Galway: Man With the Golden Flute. RCA, 1992. (CD) (L)
One of the tracks on this album is “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov.


Graf, Mike.
The Weather Channel® Presents: Lightning! and Thunderstorms. Recorded Books, 2000. (cassette) (I+)
Exciting facts and information about lightning and thunderstorms, plus safety tips are discussed in an interesting, but not too technical manner.


Greg and Steve.
Playing Favorites. Youngheart Music, 1991. (CD/cassette) (P+)
Singable tunes and catchy lyrics will have kids interacting with this music. “The Three Little Pig Blues” is easy to act out as a puppet play.


Harley, Bill.
Play It Again. Round River Records, 1999. (CD) (P+)
When children hear a recording of Bill Harley singing his silly songs, they always want to “play it again.”


Hear It Now! The Sound of the '60s. Sony, 1999. (CD) (Y+)
Classic rock by performers ranging from Bob Dylan to Van Morrison.


Hood, Susan.
The Weather Channel® Presents: Hurricanes! Recorded Books, 2000. (cassette) (I+)
Amazing facts about hurricanes, the biggest and most dangerous storms.


Jacobson, John and Alan Billingsley.
Hop 'Til You Drop - Movement and Activity Songs for Kids. Hal Leonard, 1995. (cassette and book) (T-P)
These songs encourage development of motor skills and beat awareness.


Jennings, Waylon.
Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals and Dirt. Sony Wonder, 1998. (CD) (P+)
Waylon Jennings sings a variety of songs that entertain children, including one about dirt!


Kidzup.
Rock-cito canciones frescas para el futuro. Kidzup Productions, 1997. (CD/cassette) (T-P)
Fourteen original songs for toddlers with simple melodies.


Kingston Trio.
The Kingston Trio at Large / Here We Go Again. Collectors Choice, 2001. (CD) (L)
Although not related to pirates, two tracks on this album are sea-faring songs and give a feel for life at sea.


McDermott, Joe.
Great Big World. True Blue Music, 2000. (CD) (T+)
This collection of songs will have kids singing along.


McGraw, Eloise.
Moorchild. Recorded Books, 1998. (cassette) (I+)
A young girl, who never felt accepted in her village, discovers she is really kin to the fairies.


Newland-Ulloa, Juanita.
Canta conmigo. (Sing With Me) Volume 1. Ulloa Productions, 1995. (CD) (T-I)
A collection of songs from Mexico, including “Canta Conmigo,” “Buenos Dias, ” “La Pulga de San José, ” “Cielito Lindo, ” “Los Pollitos, ” “Canta Conmigo, ” and more.


Newland-Ulloa, Juanita.
Canta conmigo. (Sing With Me) Volume 2. Ulloa Productions, 1998. (CD) (T-I)
Seventeen songs from Latin-America for listening or singing, with karaoke tracks to help children learn Spanish.


Orozco, José-Luis.
De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children. Arcoiris Records, 1996. (CD/cassette) (T-I)
The quintessential source for simple children’s songs in Spanish, performed by an icon of children’s music.


Orozco, José-Luis.
Fiestas!: A Year of Latin American Songs and Celebrations. Arcoiris Records, 2002. (CD/cassette) (T-I)
Songs for a full year of celebrations ensure that there is a tune for every holiday.


Orozco, José-Luis.
José-Luis Orozco canta de colores. Arcoiris Records, 1996. (CD) (T-I)
Original and traditional children’s songs in Spanish.


Orozco, José-Luis.
Canto y cuento. Arcoiris Records, 2000. (CD) (T-I)
Fifteen popular Latin-American songs that tell stories.


Orozco, José-Luis.
Lírica infantil con José-Luis Orozco. Volumen 2. Arcoiris Records, 1995. (CD) (T-I)
A mix of songs from Latin-America, including folklore, games, and rhymes.


Orozco, José-Luis.
Lírica infantil con José-Luis Orozco. Volumen 5. Arcoiris Records, 1995. (CD) (T-I)
Songs in Spanish about colors, numbers, and letters.


Palmer, Hap.
Walter the Waltzing Worm. Educational Activities, 1991. (CD/cassette and book) (P+)
Each song encourages children to move to music.


Paulsen, Gary.
Skydive! Recorded Books, 1996. (cassette) (I+)
A teenager who has taken skydiving lessons may have to use his skill sooner than expected after he stumbles across drug dealers at the airstrip.


Penner, Fred.
Fred Penner’s Place. Oak Street Music: A&M, 1988. (CD) (P+)
Every song on this recording is catchy but “I am the Wind” and “Keemo Kimo” are two favorites.


Positively 60's. The Right Stuff, 2000. (CD/cassette) (Y+)
From “White Rabbit” to “Eve of Destruction” this recording has all the hits of the ‘60s performed by the original artists.


Rachmaninoff, Sergei.
Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: Solo Works and Transcriptions. RCA Victor Gold Seal, 1989. (CD) (L)
These classical pieces provide great background music.


Raffi.
Everything Grows. Rounder, 1996. (CD) (T-P)
These spirited songs reflect everyday interests of young children.


Raffi.
More Singable Songs. Rounder, 1996. (CD) (T-P)
This classic children’s recording is full of easy to sing songs.


Raffi.
The Singable Songs Collection. Rounder/PGD, 1996. (CD) (T-P)
Two-album box set of singable songs for the very young.


Rogers, Sally.
Piggyback Planet: Songs for a Whole Earth. Round River Records, 1990. (CD/cassette) (P-I)
An assortment of songs by various artists focus on ecology.


Rose, Sally.
The Weather Channel® Presents: Tornadoes. Recorded Books, 1999. (I+)
The Weather Channel provides a dramatic look at this fearsome weather phenomenon.


Scruggs, Joe.
Deep in the Jungle. Shadow Play Records, 1987. (CD/cassette) (P-I)
The title track on this album begs to be acted out and the other songs are just as infectious.


Sesame Street.
Silly Songs. Sony, 1996. (CD) (T-P)
Sesame Street favorites will have kids humming along.


Sharon, Lois and Bram.
The Elephant Show, Vol. 1. Drive Entertainment, 1995. (CD) (T-P)
Twenty-four popular songs performed by the legendary trio of Canadian musicians.


Sugar Beats.
Back to the Beat. Sugar Beats Entertainment, 1997. (CD) (I+)
These kid-friendly versions of classic rock and roll songs will please everyone.


Tickle Tune Typhoon.
Hug the Earth. Tickle Tune Typhoon Records, 1985. (CD) (P-I)
Fun, environmental songs for all ages.


Variety Artists.
Kids Fun: Games, Songs and Sing-a-longs. DJ's Choice, 1998. (CD) (P-I)
Provides a variety of songs to stimulate movement, dance, and fun, including classics such as “Limbo Rock” and “The Name Game.”

Films, Videorecordings, and DVDS

Ancient Inca. Schelessinger Media, 1998. (23 minutes) (P)
Join archaeologist Arizona Smith and a young detective-in-training as they visit the Andes Mountains to explore the civilization of the Incas.


Ancient Maya. Schlessinger Media, 1998. (23 minutes) (P)
Join archaeologist Arizona Smith and a young detective-in-training as they explore the Maya civilization of Central America and Mexico.


Arctic and Antarctic. Dorling Kindersley Vision, 1996. (35 minutes) (I+)
Based on the Eyewitness book series, the first half of this video is about the climate and animals of the Arctic and Antarctic.


Art Start Series. Rainbow Educational Video, 1992. (20 minutes, each video) (I)
There are nine videos in this live action series and each explores a different art activity: drawing, sketching, painting, mood painting, pastels, collage, fiber, and symbols.


Banjo Frogs. Bullfrog Films, 1998. (5 minutes) (T+)
A young frog takes an adventurous trip to the dump and hears some new music in this delightful clay animation film.


Bark, George. Weston Woods, 2003. (7 minutes) (P-I)
John Lithgow narrates the story of George, a puppy who meows, quacks, oinks and moos. Based on the book by Jules Feiffer, this animated film follows George’s strange sounding problem to its farcical solution.


Barney: Let’s Go to the Zoo. Lyons Group, 2001. (50 minutes) (T)
Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop visit and learn about a wide assortment of real-life, contemporary creatures, from porcupines to kangaroos.


A Beautiful Mind. Universal, 2002. (135 minutes) (Y+)
Based on the book, this award-winning movie tells the incredible story of John Nash, the Nobel prize-winning mathematician who descended into a spiral of madness while still achieving greatness.


The Caterpillar and the Polliwog. Weston Woods, 1982. (7 minutes) (T-P) (T-I)
An imaginative caterpillar boasts to her friends that she will be a butterfly. While waiting, the polliwog doesn’t notice that he is changing too, but not into a butterfly. Available in Spanish and English.


Charlie Needs a Cloak. Weston Woods, 1973. (8 minutes) (T-I)
Over the course of the season of a year, a shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a new red cloak. Available in Spanish and English.


Chato y Su Cena. Weston Woods, 1995. (12 minutes) (P-I)
Chato’s friend, Novio Boy has never had a birthday party so Chato throws him a “pachanga.”


Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room! National Film Board of Canada, 2001. (7 minutes) (P-I)
In this hilarious animated tale, an international army of cockroaches descends upon Christopher’s funky smelly room at the request of his desperate pet fish, making for a night that changes Christopher’s cleaning habits forever.


Come On, Rain! Weston Woods, 2003. (7 minutes) (I)
In this iconographic presentation of Karen Hesse’s and Jon J. Muth’s picture book, Tess’s soft whisper of "come on, rain" soon turns into a joyful dance as the rain DOES come accompanied by Jerry Dale McFadden’s swing music.


Curious George Rides a Bike. Weston Woods, 1980. (10 minutes) (T-P)
The monkey has some misadventures on a bicycle, makes a paper boat, and saves a bear in a tree. Available in Spanish and English.


The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash. Weston Woods, 1980. (8 minutes) (T-I)
Jimmy’s boa constrictor wreaks havoc during a class trip to a farm. Available in Spanish and English.


Dem Bones. Weston Woods, 2003. (10 minutes) (I)
Bob Barner’s book is brought to bone-shaking life in this animated musical that connects song to information.


Disney's Sing Along Songs: The Jungle Book - The Bare Necessities. Walt Disney Video, 1988 (27 minutes) (T)
Video includes sing-along cuts from several Disney movies, including The Jungle Book.


Fantasia (60th Anniversary Special Edition DVD). Disney Studios, 2000. (120 minutes) (P+)
“ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is just one of the magical episodes in this classic animated feature that showcases classical music.


Getting My Start in Art. Clearview, 2001. (18 minutes) (I)
A brief introduction to art introduces the work of Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and O'Keeffe, combining art history with basic painting techniques and activities.


Good Night, Gorilla and More Bedtime Stories. Weston Woods, 2002. (51 minutes). (T-P).
Animated adaptations of four Caldecott Award-winning children's books about bedtime, including Good Night, Gorilla, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, and Happy Birthday Moon.


Great White Bear. National Geographic, 1999. (60 minutes) (I+)
This film follows a polar bear family in its natural habitat.


Hot Hippo. Weston Woods, 1986. (6 minutes) (T-I)
Based on the book by Mwenye Hadithi, this is the story of how Hippo promises not to eat Ngai’s little fishes in exchange for being allowed to live in the cool water instead of dry land. Available in Spanish and English.


The Hungry Squid. National Film Board of Canada, 2002. (14 minutes) (I+)
Though beset by knotted hair, loving but absent parents, and homework eaten by a dog, a caterpillar, and eventually a giant squid, Dorothy Sue Ann triumphs over her adverse circumstances.


Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Other Weather. United Learning, 2001. (15 minutes) (I+)
The formation and behavior of hurricanes and tornadoes is presented in a simple manner, accompanied by film clips. Each section may be viewed separately or you may play them all.


In the Small, Small Pond. Weston Woods. 2001. (5 minutes) (T-P)
Bright, vibrant colors, sprightly music, and Laura Dern’s soothing narration bring Denise Fleming’s Caldecott Honor book to life.


Just Imagine! You’re an Airplane Pilot. MediaPro, 2000. (19 minutes) (I)
Children see many different kinds of airplanes and learn about the various skills required for piloting aircraft.


Just Imagine! You’re a Heavy Equipment Operator. MediaPro, 2000. (19 minutes) (I)
This video gives viewers a close-up look at heavy equipment such as cranes and bulldozers.


The Land Before Time. MCA Home Video, 1988. (69 minutes) (T+)
Littlefoot, a brontosaurus child, must fend for himself after his mother is killed.


The Land Before Time Sing-Along Songs. MCA Home Video, 1997. (30 minutes) (T)
Children will enjoy singing along with these colorful, fun loving dinosaurs as they perform songs from the Land Before Times series.


Land Snails and Their Life Cycle. Klaudiusz Jankowski Productions. 1998. (12 minutes) (I+)
This lyrically beautiful video is a comprehensive study of the life cycle of land snail utilizing spectacular photography.


Let’s Discover Art History. TMW Media Group, 2000. (23 minutes) (I)
Part of the “Art Made Easy” series, this episode pulls together everything from the previous films to explore art history.


Make Way for Ducklings. Weston Woods, 1969. (12 minutes) (T-P)
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their offspring. Available in Spanish and English.


Miss Twiggley’s Tree. Bix Pix Entertainment. 2002. (22 minutes) (I+)
In a claymation adaptation of Dorothy Warren Fox’s book, the townspeople find it “simply disgraceful” that a woman lives in a tree with a dog and two bears. When a hurricane hits, Miss Twiggley and her treetop home come to the rescue.


Monty. Weston Woods, 1992. (7 minutes) (T-I)
Every day, a sleepy Alligator-taxi named Monty carries Arthur the frog, Doris the duck, and Tom the rabbit back and forth across the river to school. After listening to their complaints, he takes a vacation and leave his three friends to find their own way. Available in Spanish and English.


Muppet Treasure Island. Buena Vista, 1994. (100 minutes) (P+)
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is retold by the zany Muppet characters.


NAVAJO Code Talkers: Windtalkers Top Secret WWII Mission. MGM, 2004. (128 minutes) (Y+)
Based on the true story of the Navajo Code Talkers during WWII, this film is about how the U.S. military used the native language of the Navajo Indians as code in the WW II battle against Japan.


Oceans in Motion. National Geographic. 1998. (24 minutes) (I+)
Catch a wave and learn all about the ocean with tour guide/professional surfer, "Wingnut" Weaver. Dazzling photography and creative animation illustrate the phenomena of currents, seismic activity, tides and waves.


Panamá. Weston Woods. 1982. (11 minutes) (T-I)
Simple folk tunes heighten the adventure of this film, as Little Bear and Little Tiger abandon their happy home to search for Panama, “the land of their dreams.” Available in Spanish and English.


Peter Pan. Walt Disney Home Video, 1998. (76 minutes) (P+)
Walt Disney’s animated version of the boy who never grew up and his archenemy Captain Hook.


Polar Prowl. National Geographic, 1994. (47 minutes) (I)
Life in the Polar Regions is depicted, including polar bears, whales, penguins, and seals.


Searching for Bobby Fischer. Paramount, 2003 (109 minutes) (Y+)
Based on the book by the same name, this movie is about one father’s journey as he watches and learns from his son, a 7-year old chess prodigy.


See How Forest Animals Grow. Sony, 1993. (30 minutes) (P+)
Owls, mice, ants, and chipmunks are shown from birth to adulthood.


See How Insects Grow. Sony, 1993. (30 minutes) (P+)
Each 10-minute section depicts the birth and maturing of a single insect. Ladybugs, butterflies and grasshoppers are the featured insects.


Sesame Street: Alphabet Jungle Game, Sony, 1990. (30 minutes) (T)
Alphabet-themed segments from the classic PBS children's show.


The Story About Ping. Weston Woods, 1993. (10 minutes) (T-I)
A little duck finds adventure on the Yangtze River when he is too late to board his master’s houseboat one evening.


Survival - Learn to Become a Survivor in the Wild. BFS Entertainment, 2001. (60 minutes) (Y+).
This practical and entertaining film includes survival skills and tips and tricks that might help save your life if you find yourself stranded in the great outdoors.


Survivor - Complete First Season. Paramount Home, 2000. (Y+).
This 5-disc series contains all twelve episodes of the original “Survivor” television series.


Survivor - Season Two - The Australian Outback: The Greatest and Most Outrageous Moments. Paramount, 2001. (122 minutes) (Y+)
Candid interviews with “Survivor – Season Two” participants, footage from the audition process, and things that happened off camera that were not aired on the original television show highlight some of the greatest moments from the television show.


There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Weston Woods, 2002. (7 minutes) (P-I)
Foot tapping and hand clapping music gleefully accompany a rollicking version of the well-loved poem of a silly old woman who swallows everything from a fly to a horse.


Treasure Island. Buena Vista, 1999. (96 minutes) (I)
The Walt Disney live action version of Stevenson’s classic story is a classic itself.


Waiting for Wings. Weston Woods, 2002. (7 minutes) (T-P)
Bright vibrant colors celebrate the life cycle of a butterfly in this animated adaptation of Lois Ehlert’s award-winning book. The single poem sung by Crystal Taliefero recreates the joy of butterflies flying.


The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari. HIT Entertainment, 2002. (54 minutes) (P+)
This DVD features Australian crocodile hunter Steve Irwin and the singing group, The Wiggles, on a visit to an Australian zoo. The segment just about the animals will give children a brief look at kangaroos hopping, koalas sleeping, and kookaburras calling.

CD-ROM’s

Blue’s Clues: 1,2,3 Time Activities. Humongous Entertainment, 2002. (T-P)
Easy math activities help young children develop early skills.


Board Games: Classic Board Games Edition. Sierra Originals, 1996. (I+)
Play chess, checkers, Chinese checkers, and more.


The Digital Field Trip to the Rainforest. Digital Frog International, 1998. (I+)
Viewers can discover the world of the Blue Creek Rainforest Reserve in Belize, Central America.


Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Nature 2.0. DK Multimedia, 1997. (I+)
Explore the fascinating lives of hundreds of species of animals and plants and the habitats in which they live.


Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Science 2.0. DK Multimedia, 1997.(I+)
This award winning interactive CD is a multimedia encyclopedia of science and technology including mathematics, physics, chemistry, and life sciences.


Family Game Pack Royale. 3DO, 1999. (I+)
This CD-ROM includes more than 50 games, including card games, board games, and solitaire games.


Form Wild: Birds, Insects, African Animals. Kaulfuss Designers, 2003. (I+)
This CD is a treasure trove of PDF files containing full-color, printable cutouts that fold into three-dimensional creatures.


The Greatest Paper Airplanes. Kitty Hawk Software, 1995. (I)
Try out this software at www.khs.com/aboutgpa.htm before purchasing a computer program that will allow you to produce 50 fold-up airplanes. Also check out their Paper Air Force software.


The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth. Microsoft, 1996. (I+)
Kids explore six terrains of the earth: a canyon, an underwater volcano, a giant fault, a deep cavern, a land volcano, and inside a crystal.


The Magic School Bus Explores the World of Animals. Microsoft, 1999. (I+)
Excellent graphics, solid information, and lots of humor combine in this fun exploration of the animal kingdom.


Teen Digital Diva 2: Cosmic Guide and Journal. Girl Games, 2002. (Y)
Using the software, a teen can create a personalized version of “Teen” Magazine featuring herself and her friends.

 



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