Bibliography

  • 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.

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Books

Agell, Charlotte.
To the Island. Dorling Kindersley, 1998. (T-P)
Animal friends sail out to an island for a day of fun and adventure.


Alarcón, Francisco, X.
Laughing Tomatoes: And Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños: y otros poemas de primavera. Children's Book Press, 1997. (P-I)
A collection of biographical bilingual poems in English and Spanish about spring in Los Angeles.


Alarcón, Francisco, X.
Iguanas in the Snow: And  Other Winter Poems; Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno. Children's Book Press, 2001. (P-I)
This collection of bilingual poems in English and Spanish looks at winter in Los Angeles.


Alborough, Jez.
Duck's Key, Where Can It Be? Kane Miller, 2004. (T-P)
Duck wants to go on a car trip but has lost his car keys in this humorous lift-the-flap, rhyming book.


Alcock, Vivien.
Singer to the Sea God. Delacorte, 1993. (Y)
After a storm at sea strands Phaidon and his friends on a barren island, he begins to believe in the gods and monsters his father told him about.


Amdahl, Paul.
The Barefoot Fisherman: A Fishing Book for Kids. Clearwater, 2000. (I+)
Information about tackle, fishing equipment, approaching the water, bait fishing, specific types of fish, tying flies, and more.


Andreae, Giles.
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. McElderry, 2005. (P)
A boy battles imaginary dinosaurs that have taken over a pirate ship.


Andreae, Giles.
Giraffes Can't Dance. Orchard, 1999. (P)
Rhyming story about a gangly giraffe that wants to participate in the Jungle Dance but cannot dance until he hears just the right music.


Appelt, Kathi.
Bubbles, Bubbles. Harper, 2001. (T-P)
A rhyming story in which a little girl enjoys her bubble bath with her bathtime friends, Froggie and Duck.


Apperley, Dawn.
Flip and Flop. Orchard, 2001. (T-P)
Flop wants to do whatever Flip, his big brother, does; but sometimes big brothers want to play with their friends and little brothers have to learn to make friends their own age.


Armentrout, David.
Boating. Rourke, 1998. (I)
An overview of various recreational boating sports, including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and whitewater rafting, stressing the importance of water rules and safety.


Arnosky, Jim.
Rattlesnake Dance. Putnam, 2000. (T-P)
The rattlesnakes gather in a cave for the annual rattlesnake underground ball. Music for the text is included.


Ashman, Linda.
Rub-A-Dub Sub. Harcourt, 2003. (T)
A child in a bathtub has adventures on a submarine.


Avi.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Orchard, 1990. (I-Y)
Thirteen-year-old Charlotte is the only girl onboard a sailing ship in an 1832 transatlantic crossing.


Ayres, Katherine.
Matthew's Truck. Candlewick, 2005. (T)
Matthew has many adventures with his toy truck as he pretends to go up and down mountains, splash through lakes, drive through crooked streets, and sneak under dark bridges.


Baker, E. D.
The Frog Princess. Bloomsbury, 2002. (I-Y)
Fourteen-year-old Emeralda isn't much of a princess but, she doesn't want to marry the boy her parents have arranged for her to wed. So she runs away from home and meets the frog of her dreams.


Baker, Jeannie.
The Hidden Forest. Greenwillow, 2000. (I)
A boy goes on an adventure with a diver to see what is under the waves.


Ballard, Robert D.
Exploring the Titanic. Scholastic, 1998. (I+)
The scientist who found the Titanic tells about the search for the wreck.


Bang-Campbell, Monika.
Little Rat Sets Sail. Harcourt, 2002. (I)
Little Rat wants to learn to sail, but is afraid of the water! Her instructor helps her realize that she is braver than she thinks.


Baptiste, Baron.
My Daddy is a Pretzel. Barefoot, 2004. (P)
A class of children uses yoga poses to demonstrate their father's professions, such as doing the dog pose to represent a veterinarian.


Barchers, Suzanne I.
Multicultural Folktales: Readers Theatre for Elementary Students. Teacher Ideas, 2000. (L)
Includes forty scripts based on a variety of folktales from around the world. Also available through netLibrary, a TexShare resource.


Barron, Rex.
Showdown at the Food Pyramid. Putnam, 2004. (T-P)
Trouble erupts at the Food Pyramid when the snack foods take over from the healthy food groups, causing the pyramid to collapse, and the healthy food groups work together to rebuild it.


Barry, Frances.
Duckie's Rainbow. Candlewick, 2004. (T)
Follow Duckie as she walks home to a colorful surprise in this rainbow-shaped book.


Barton, Byron.
I Want To Be An Astronaut. Crowell, 1988. (T-P)
Barton describes what it is like to be an astronaut on the space shuttle, eating ready-to-eat food, moving with zero gravity, walking in space, and fixing a satellite.


Barton, Byron.
Little Red Hen. Harper, 1993. (T-P)
The traditional tale of the little red hen who cannot get her friends to help her plant, harvest, or grind the wheat, or bake the bread, but they are all willing to help eat it.


Base, Graeme.
Water Hole. Abrams, 2001. (I+)
As ever-growing numbers of animals visit a watering hole and introduce the numbers from one to ten, the water dwindles.


Bate, Norman.
What a Wonderful Machine is a Submarine. Atheneum, 1961. (P) (OP)
Discover the inner workings of a submarine.


Bateman, Teresa.
Hamster Camp: How Harry Got Fit. Albert Whitman, 2005. (P)
Harry has been gaining weight and avoiding exercise.  His pet hamster saves the day by arranging for him to spend some time at a camp where he learns that eating right and exercising can be fun.


Bauer, Caroline Feller, ed.
Rainy Day: Stories and Poems. Harper, 1986. (I)
A collection of stories and poems about rain by a variety of authors.


The Beatles.
Yellow Submarine. Candlewick, 2004. (P)
The Beatles go to Pepperland and have a great adventure while trying to battle the Blue Meanies.


Benchley, Peter.
Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks and the Sea. Delacorte, 2005. (I-Y)
The author of Jaws offers stories, facts, and true accounts from his life that deal with sharks.


Benton, Gail.
Ready-To-Go Storytimes: Fingerplays, Scripts, Patterns, Music, and More. Neal-Schuman, 2003. (L)
This collection of storytimes offers activities, books, and songs for preschoolers.


Berenstain, Stan.
The Bears' Vacation. Random, 1968. (I)
Papa Bear tries to teach the little cubs the rules of water safety.


Biosca, Cristian.
Encyclopedia of Knots: An Easy-To-Use, Step-By-Step Guide to Expert Knot Tying. Edimat Libros, 2005. (Y)
This illustrated guide provides instructions on the best knot to use in every situation.


Birdsall, Jeanne.
Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy. Knopf, 2005. (I)
Four lovable sisters vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.


Blacksone, Stella.
Una isla bajo el sol. Barefoot, 2003. (T-P)
The story of a boy who sails across the sea and the many objects he encounters before he reaches an island where his dog waits for him. (Spanish translation of An Island in the Sun.)


Blackstone, Stella.
Bear in Sunshine. Barefoot, 2001. (T-P)
In rain, snow, and moonlight, a bear enjoys playing outside in all kinds of weather in this rhyming story.


Blackstone, Stella.
Secret Seahorse. Barefoot, 2004. (T-P)
This rhyming story tells of a seahorse's adventures as he travels past colorful coral reefs and underwater animals on his way to find his family in a cave.


Blocksma, Mary.
Chirrinchinchina ¿Qué hay en la tina? Children's Press, 1988. (T-P) (OP)
In this rhyming story, a boy enlists the help of his dog in bringing his toys to him in the bathtub, being careful not to wet the floor.  (Spanish translation of Rub-a-Dub-Dub--What's in the Tub?)


Blos, Joan L.
Martin's Hats. Morrow, 1984. (P)
Martin dons many hats as he goes on an adventure that includes a ride on a train and activities in the city and farm.


Blos, Joan.
Heroine of the Titanic: A Tale of Both True and Otherwise Life of Molly Brown. Morrow, 1991. (I)
Blos recounts the legend of Molly Brown, who survived the sinking of the Titanic.


Bornhoft, Simon.
High-Speed Boat. Lerner, 1999. (I)
This book provides an overview of various kinds of high-speed watercraft vehicles.


Bradman, Tony.
The Kingfisher Treasury of Pirate Stories. Houghton Mifflin, 2003. (I)
This collection provides a treasure chest of pirate tales.


Branley, Franklyn Mansfield.
Flash, Crash, Rumble and Roll. Harper, 1999. (P-I)
This non-fiction book explains the how and why of thunderstorms and provides safety tips to follow during a storm.


Brett, Jan.
Honey… Honey... Lion! Putnam, 2005. (P)
After Badger does not share his honey with his friend, Honeyguide leads him on a wild journey through the jungle.


Bridwell, Norman.
Clifford and the Big Storm. Scholastic, 1995. (P)
Clifford and Emily are visiting Grandma's house at the beach, where Clifford saves the day for the neighborhood during a storm.


Bridwell, Norman.
Clifford y el verano caluroso. Scholastic, 1999. (T-P)
In Clifford and the Hot Summer, the loveable red dog finds ways to keep cool.


Bridwell, Norman.
Clifford: el gran perro colorado. Scholastic, 1988. (T-P)
Emily Elizabeth introduces her big red dog, Clifford, gives him a bath, and enters him into a dog competition, and is perfectly happy when he does not win. (Spanish translation of Clifford, the Big Red Dog.)


Brown, Don.
Our Time on the River. Houghton Mifflin, 2003. (I+)
Before the elder brother ships out to Vietnam, two brothers take a river trip by canoe.


Brown, Margaret Wise.
Sailor Boy Jig. McElderry, 2002. (P)
In this rhyming story, a young sailor dog sings, stomps, and dances.


Brown, Ruth.
Snail Trail. Crown, 2000. (T-P)
Snail travels all through the garden on his way to a comfortable ‘cave' to take a nap.


Bruchac, Joseph.
The Story of the Milky Way: A Cherokee Tale. Dial, 1995. (I-Y)
Based on a Native American story about a spirit dog that scatters grain in the sky to form the Milky Way.  This picture book will appeal to a wide audience.


Buck, Pearl.
The Big Wave. Harper, 1986. (Y)
After a tidal wave destroys his village and family, a boy learns to accept the environment in which he lives.


Budworth, Geoffery.
The Book of Knots: How to Tie 200 Practical Knots. Spark, 2003. (Y)
This book gives instructions on tying knots and demonstrates the correct knot to use for specific jobs.


Buller, Jon.
20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea. Random, 1991. (I)
Roger's friend, Kenneth, uses an unusual sea vehicle of his own design to take them to an underwater cave where a cache of loot gathered by mermaids contains valuable old baseball cards.


Bunting, Eve.
S.O.S. Titanic. Harcourt, 1996. (I)
Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill's life is in danger when the Titanic hits an iceberg.


Burton, Katherine.
One Gray Mouse. Kids Can, 1997. (T-P)
This rhyming counting book allows children to identify animals and colors.


Butler, Dori Hillestad.
Trading Places with Tank Talbot. Albert Whitman, 2005. (I)
Jason is mistaken for the town bully when he is forced to take swimming lessons.


Cabrera, Jane.
Cat's Colors. Dial, 1997. (T-P)
A young kitten hunts for his favorite color in this book with bright, water-color illustrations and striking two-page spreads.


Calhoun, Mary.
Henry the Sailor Cat. Morrow, 1994. (T-P)
Henry loves to go sailing but he always has to sneak on board. When a man falls overboard, Henry springs into action to help save him.


Canizares, Susan.
Water. Scholastic, 1998. (I)
Photographs and simple text describe some of the many liquid and frozen forms of water, such as rain, tap water, frost, rivers, and icebergs.


Carballido, Emilio.
Un enorme animal nube. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1996. (I)
This beautifully illustrated book lyrically describes how an enormous cloud changes its shape, travels to the desert, and slowly disappears.


Carle, Eric.
My Very First Book of Colors. Philomel, 2005. (T-P)
Originally published in 1974, the new edition has split pages so the children can match colors with objects.


Carle, Eric.
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. Picture Book Studio, 1986. (T-P)
This foldout story tells how a young girl's father fulfills her request to hold and play with the moon.


Carle, Eric.
Today is Monday. Philomel, 1993. (T-P)
Sing or read this story in which each day of the week presents a different food and on Sunday, a group of children can come and eat it all up.


Carpenter, Stephen.
Three Billy Goats Gruff. Harper, 1998. (P)
One at a time, three clever billy goats outwit the evil troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way to graze in the mountains.


Carter, David.
Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? Scholastic, 2002. (T-P)
Lift-up flaps and pop-up surprises help solve the mystery of who took the cookies from the cookie jar.


Castellano, Marie.
Simply Super Storytimes. Upstart, 2003. (L)
This book of themed storytimes for teachers and librarians includes suggestions for books, songs, poems, fingerplays, activities, crafts, and snacks.


Cerullo, Mary M.
The Truth About Dangerous Sea Creatures. Chronicle, 2003. (I-Y)
This book provides facts about dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, jellyfish, and a giant squid.


Charles, Donald.
Calico Cat's Exercise Book. Children's Press, 1982. (T-P)
Calico Cat leads the reader and his class of mice in an exercise routine.


Clements, Andrew.
Big Al and Shrimpy. Simon and Schuster, 2002. (P-I)
Shrimpy and Big Al form a friendship that make a big difference in Big Al's life.


Coatsworth, Elizabeth.
The Cat Who Went to Heaven. Simon and Schuster, 1930. (I-Y)
Set in Japan, a poor artist paints animals going to heaven to be blessed by Buddha.  Winner of the 1931 Newbery Medal.


Coerr, Eleanor and Ronald Himler.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Putnam, 1999. (I-Y)
This book is based on the true story of a young girl from Hiroshima with leukemia who is considered a national heroine for bravely folding 1000 paper cranes.


Coffelt, Nancy.
Dogs in Space. Voyager, 1996. (P-I)
Cartoon-style dogs cavort in space, playing hide-and-seek among the planets and stars.


Cole, Joanna.
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor. Scholastic, 1992. (I)
On another special field trip aboard the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class journeys under the sea to learn about the ocean and the various creatures that live there.


Colfer,Eoin.
Eoin Colfer's Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth. Miramax, 2006. (I-Y)
Will and Marty Woodman visit a seaside town that is supposed to have a resident ghost.


Collicutt, Paul.
This Boat. Farrar, 2001. (T-P)
Readers will learn about all sort of boats, including boats in a bottle, sailboats, steamboats, and aircraft carriers in this book with simple text and vivid pictures.


Conway,D. J.
Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures: Invoke the Magick of the Waters. New Page, 2005. (Y+)
The stories of mer-folk exist in every culture and this book explores many of them.


Cooper, Susan.
The Selkie Girl. McElderry, 1986. (P-I)
A man falls in love with a selkie maiden and steals her sealskin so that she is held captive and must marry him.


Cordingly, David.
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates. Random, 2006. (Y)
The former curator at the National Maritime Museum in England reveals the facts behind the myths of pirates, including Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, and Calico Jack.


Cousins, Lucy.
Hooray for Fish! Candlewick, 2005. (T-P)
In this rhyming story, Little Fish finds he has many seawater friends, but he loves his mother most of all.


Cousins, Lucy.
How Will You Get There, Maisy? Candlewick, 2004. (T)
Follow Maisy and her friends as they use a variety of vehicles to get to the farm, the beach, into space, and other fun places.


Cowan, Catherine.
My Life with the Wave. Harper, 1997. (P)
When a boy bonds with a wave at the beach and brings home his"liquid pet" home, he discovers that the ocean can't be tamed.


Cowell, Cressida.
How to Be a Pirate. Little, Brown, 2005. (I)
The Hairy Hooligan tribe is in search of the long-lost treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly.


Crews, Donald.
Sail Away. Greenwillow, 1995. (T-P)
Crews tells about a day of sailing, complete with all kinds of weather and natural beauty.


Crews, Nina.
I'll Catch the Moon. Greenwillow, 1996. (T-P)
A child fantasizes about catching the moon in this unusual photo-collage picture book.


Crompton, Samuel William.
Ferdinand Magellan and the Quest to Circle the Globe. Chelsea, 2005. (Y)
The reader follows the path of Magellan and his quest to find a passage through the Americas.


Cuyler, Margery.
Please Say Please! A Penguin's Guide to Manners. Scholastic, 2004. (P)
Penguin has many friends who, unfortunately, do not know how to behave when they are invited over for dinner.


Dahl, Michael.
On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book about Rockets. Picture Window, 2004. (P)
Part of the"Know Your Numbers" series, this simple counting book follows the launch of a rocket.


Dahl, Michael.
One Giant Splash!: A Counting Book about the Ocean. Picture Window, 2004. (P)
In this colorful counting book, part of the"Know Your Numbers" series, aquatic animals such as jellyfish and seals count down from twelve to one.


Daning, Tom.
Fun-To-Make Crafts for Every Day. Boyds Mills, 2005. (T-I)
This craft book has imaginative craft ideas for every day and for special occasions.


David, Andrew.
River Thrill Sports. Lerner, 1983. (I)
This guide to the equipment, skills, and safety precautions required for rafting, canoeing, and kayaking, includes a glossary of pertinent terms and the international scale of river difficulty.


De Paola, Tomie.
The Cloud Book. Holiday House, 1975. (P-I)
This simple non-fiction book introduces the types of clouds, explains what clouds can tell us about changes in the weather, and explores myths that are inspired by cloud shapes.


DeFelice, Cynthia.
The Missing Manatee. Farrar, 2005. (I-Y)
Skeet Waters just wants to spend time on his fishing boat, but when he discovers the body of a dead manatee, the 11-year-old becomes embroiled in a mystery.


Desimini, Lisa.
Policeman Lou and Policewoman Sue. Blue Sky, 2003. (P)
Two police officers have to jump into action one day when a theft occurs on their shift.


Dodd, Emma.
Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story about Colors and Counting. Dutton, 2000. (T-P)
One sloppy little white dog with one little spot is ready for a bath when he becomes covered in colorful spots. Readers will enjoy naming colors and counting spots.


Dodds, Dayle Ann.
Pet Wash. Candlewick, 2001. (P)
Wally and Gene will wash any type of pet in the neighborhood, but they draw the line at washing their friend's icky baby brothers.


Dodds, Dayle Ann.
The Shape of Things. Candlewick, 1994. (T-P)
Colorful shapes and lively rhymes show that our world is made up of all sorts of shapes.


Edwards, Frank B.
Problemas con burbujas. Firefly, 1998. (T- P)
In this translation from the English, Trouble With Bubbles, a group of zoo animals get dirty after playing and request supplies to take a bath.


Edwards, Pamela Duncan.
Some Smug Slug. Harper, 1996. (T-P)
A little slug that is very smug and will not listen to the warnings of the other animals comes to a surprising end. An added treat is trying to find the hidden ‘s' in each picture.


Ehlert, Lois.
Feathers for Lunch. Harcourt, 1990. (T-P)
A rhyming story about a house cat who gets outside and encounters wild birds, but as he tries to catch them, his bell warns them of the danger.


Einhorn, Kama.
My First Book About Fish. Random, 2006. (P)
Part of the Sesame Subjects series, this first nonfiction book combines photos, diagrams, and drawings, along with Sesame Street characters, to discuss fish in the oceans and as pets.


Elffers, Joost.
Food for Thought. Scholastic, 2005. (T-P)
Readers explore the concepts of shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites with Saxton Freymann's signature fruits and vegetables.


Elhert, Lois.
Planting a Rainbow. Harcourt, 1988. (T-P)
Watch a colorful garden grow into a rainbow in this simple book that combines the concepts of color and shape.


Ellwand, David.
Emma's Elephant: And Other Favorite Animal Friends. Dutton, 1997. (P)
Black-and-white photographs of many pets, including Gordon's small goldfish, Bella's beautiful butterfly, and Emma's enormous elephant.


Emberley, Rebecca.
My House / Mi Casa. Little Brown, 1990. (T-P)
Captioned illustrations in Spanish and English describe things that can be found inside a house.


Emberley, Rebecca.
Taking a Walk / Caminando. Little Brown, 1990. (T-P)
Captioned illustrations in Spanish and English, describe things a child sees while taking a walk.


Evans, Katie.
Hunky Dory Found It. Dutton, 1994. (T-P)
Hunky Dory the dog carries off everything he finds including a sock, a ball, a book, and a toy boat in this rhyming story; but, of course, he must bring them all back.


Farber, Norma.
I Swim an Ocean in My Sleep. Henry Holt, 1997. (I)
A boy dreams of playing and having fun under the ocean with his many sea friends.


Farmer, Nancy.
The Sea of Trolls. Atheneum, 2004. (Y)
Jack is kidnapped and crosses the Sea of Trolls where he finds adventure that will change his life forever.


Faulkner, Keith.
The Hiccuping Hippo: A Pop-Up Book. Dial, 2004. (T-P)
In this colorful pop-up book, a friendly hippopotamus has the hiccups. Fortunately, he has lots of friends to help him with his problem.


Field, Eugene.
Wynken, Blynken and Nod. Dutton, 1982. (T-P)
The classic poem about the wonderful imagination of children and their dreams is beautifully illustrated.


Fitz-Gibbon,Sally.
Two Shoes, Blue Shoes, New Shoes. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002. (T-P)
A little girl is very proud of her new blue shoes as she hops, skips, dances, and bounces her way to school.


Fleischman, Sid.
Giant Rat of Sumatra: Or Pirates Galore. Harper, 2005. (I)
A cabin boy on a pirate ship finds himself in San Diego in 1846, just as war breaks out between the United States and Mexico.


Florczak, Robert.
Yikes! Blue Sky, 2003. (T-P)
A young boy reading a book is carried away in his imagination on a safari where he sees creatures such as cobras, gorillas, and crocodiles.


Ford, Miela.
What Color Was the Sky Today? Greenwillow, 1997. (P)
Young children learn about colors that appear in the sky as the weather changes throughout the day.


Fowler, Allan.
Y aún podría ser agua. Childrens Press, 1993. (P-I) (OP)
In the Spanish-language version of It Could Still Be Water, young readers learn about the various states of water.


Fox, Christyan.
Astronaut PiggyWiggy. Handprint, 2002. (T-P)
PiggyWiggy dreams about being an astronaut and going into space.


Fox, Christyan.
Bathtime PiggyWiggy. Handprint, 2001. (T)
PiggyWiggy pretends to be a submariner, a diver, and a swimmer while playing in the bathtub.


Fox, Christyan.
Bathtime PiggyWiggy. Handprint, 2001. (T-P)
While taking a bath, PiggyWiggy dreams about all the things he would like to try to do in the water such as ski, swim, sail, scuba dive, etc.


Fox, Christyan.
Pirate PiggyWiggy. Handprint, 2003. (P)
PiggyWiggy imagines what he and his friends would do if they were pirates.


Fredericks, Anthony.
Tadpole Tales and Other Totally Terrific Treats for Readers Theatre. Teacher Ideas, 1994. (L)
Wacky adaptations of Mother Goose rhymes and fairy tales come to life in these reader's theater scripts. Also available through netLibrary, a TexShare resource.


Freedman, Claire.
Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones. Good Books, 2005. (T-P)
As the sun sets, the jungle animals snuggle up with their mothers for a good night's sleep.


Freeman, Don.
Manuelo, the Playing Mantis. Viking, 2004. (T-P)
A praying mantis that longs to be a musician gets help from a friendly spider.


Frost, Helen.
El ciclo del agua / The Water Cycle. Capstone, 2004. (P-I)
A simple explanation of the water cycle.


Fuge, Charles.
Swim, Little Wombat, Swim! Sterling, 2005. (T-P)
Little Wombat finds new friends and discovers an appreciation for the differences of others.


Fujita, Hiroko.
Stories to Play With. August House, 1999. (L)
This resource book for teachers and librarians focuses on using props, such as puppets, toys, and origami, to enhance storytelling.


Gale, Cathy.
Pirates!: Puzzles, Jokes, and Things to Make and Do. Candlewick, 2004. (I+)
Part of the"Puzzle and Play" series, this book includes puzzles, jokes, and games related to pirates.


Ganeri, Anita.
I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty and Other Questions About the Ocean. Houghton Mifflin, 2003. (I)
Combining incredible information with awesome artwork, this is the perfect introduction to the mysteries of the sea.


Gardner, Robert.
Experimenting with Water. Dover, 2004. (I+)
This inexpensive book provides instructions for experiments and activities involving water.


Gardner, Robert.
Science Project Ideas about Rain. Enslow, 1997. (I-Y)
Experiments and projects that deal with rain and water are demonstrated and explained.


Garrett, Ann.
What's for Lunch? Dutton, 1999. (T)
A rhyming story with flaps that open to reveal what a panda, monkey, toucan, rabbit, elephant, moose, and a child are having for lunch.


George, Jean Craighead.
The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo. Harper, 1992. (I)
Although every creature is crucial in the Florida Everglades, one of the last balanced ecosystems in the United States, state officials have just targeted one of its primary protectors for destruction because the giant alligator is scaring the tourists.


Gerstein, Mordecai.
The Seal Mother. Dial, 1986. (I-Y)
A fisherman falls in love with a selkie and steals her sealskin so that she must marry him.


Gibbons, Gail.
Boat Book. Holiday House, 1983. (P-I)
This simple and colorful book introduces young readers to many kinds of boats, including canoes, rowboats, speedboats, sailboats, submarines, cruise ships, tugboats, and tankers.


Gibbons, Gail.
Exploring the Deep Dark Sea. Little Brown, 2002. (P)
Travel in a submersible and learn about what is under the sea.


Gibbons, Gail.
Pirates: Robbers of the High Seas. Little Brown, 1993. (I) (OP)
Discover everything you have ever wanted to know about pirates in this colorful nonfiction picture book.


Gibson, Walter B.
Knots and How to Tie Them. Random, 1993. (Y)
This book illustrates over 75 different kinds of knots and tells of their uses.


Gingsburg, Mirra.
Mushroom in the Rain. Macmillan, 1974. (P-I)
A rain-soaked ant takes refuge under a mushroom that expands to shelter several of his wet friends.


Gordon, David.
The Ugly Truckling. Laura Geringer, 2004. (T-P)
A little ugly truck is different from all the other trucks and worries she will never fit in until she discovers why she is so different.


Graham, Bob.
Tales from the Waterhole. Candlewick, 2004. (I)
Morris the crocodile and his animal friends enjoy playing in and near the water hole during the dry season.


Graham, Robin Lee.
Dove. Harper, 1991. (Y)
This story tells of the true adventures of a 16-year-old boy who sailed around the world on his boat, The Dove.


Graun, Ken.
Our Constellations and Their Stars. Ken, 2004. (Y)
This book introduces the constellations, their mythology and stories, and the movement of the stars.


Gray, Libba Moore.
Small Green Snake. Orchard, 1994. (T-P)
Despite his mother's warning, a small green snake wanders away from his mother to investigate a sound from the other side of the gate.


Grayson, Marion.
Let's Do Fingerplays. Dorrance, 1988. (L)
A book filled with fingerplays supplies ideas for every storytime theme.


Greenaway, Theresa.
El único e impresionante sapo toro y otras criaturas frías. Dorling Kindersley, 1996. (P-I) (OP)
This non-fiction book is full of pictures and information about frogs, toads, and other cold-blooded animals.


Greenburg, J. C.
Under Water (Andrew Lost #5). Random, 2003. (I)
Andrew, his cousin Judy, and Thudd the robot accidentally set off in Uncle Al's latest invention, a Volkswagen Beetle converted for deep sea exploration, to try and prevent Soggy Bob from stealing a rare ocean creature.


Gruber, Michael.
The Witch's Boy. Harper, 2005. (Y)
By combining elements of classic fairy tales, the author, a marine biologist, creates an entirely new story of a boy raised by a witch, a cat, a bear, and a demon.


Halpern, Shari.
Little Robin Redbreast. North-South, 1994. (T)
An illustrated version of the traditional rhyme about what happens when a little robin encounters a cat.


Hamilton, John.
Eco-Careers: A Guide to Jobs in the Environmental Field. Abdo, 1993. (Y)
This guide offers advice on careers in environmental protection.


Hart, J. V.
Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth. Harper, 2005. (I-Y)
Read about the school-days adventures of the boy who became Captain Hook.


Hawk, Steve.
Waves. Chronicle, 2005. (I)
This collection of photographs explores the beauty of ocean waves, from the quiet rush of a small wave over tropical sand to the pounding of the surf against a cliff during a storm.


Hayes, Joe.
La Llorona, the Weeping Woman: A Hispanic Legend told in Spanish and English. Cinco Puntos, 2004. (I+)
The most popular ghost story of Hispanic America, this is the spine-tingling tale of a woman who drowns her children in a river and spends eternity weeping for them.


Heligman, Deborah.
Fun Dog, Sun Dog. Marshall Cavendish, 2005. (P)
This rhyming story follows Tinka throughout her day in the sun as she goes from home, to the beach, to the fair, and back home again.


Hendra, Sue.
Tie Your Shoes. Crown, 1997. (T-P)
What is the string-like thing in this book? Is it toothpaste or a tightrope?  Is it spaghetti or a wire?  It is a shoelace and readers can learn to tie a shoe.


Henkes, Kevin.
Olive's Ocean. Greenwillow, 2003. (I-Y)
Martha discovers herself as she reflects on the life of Olive, a girl from her class who died suddenly.


Hiaasen, Carl.
Flush. Knopf, 2005. (Y)
Noah and his sister must gather evidence on the true polluter, in order to free their dad from jail.


Hiaasen, Carl.
Hoot. Knopf, 2002. (Y)
Roy tries to help his new friends save a threatened colony of owls.


Hines, Anna Grossnickle.
Whose Shoes?  Harcourt, 2001. (T-P)
A little mouse tries on all the shoes of her family members, but only her very own shoes are just right for her. Includes fold-out illustrations.


Holtzman, Robert.
Boats and Ships: Your Field Guide. Moon Mountain, 2004. (I)
This book features the most common vessels used in the United States, including ferries, tankers, tugs, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, motor yachts, and more.


Horvath, Polly.
The Vacation. Penguin, 2005. (I)
When his parents go to Africa to work as missionaries, twelve-year-old Henry's eccentric aunts, Pigg and Mag, take him on a cross-country car trip, and he gains insight into his family and himself.


Hoyt, Erich.
Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In. Firefly, 2001. (Y)
The creatures of the deep and their habitats are described in this book, along with information on how they were discovered.


Hubbell, Patricia.
I Like Cats. North-South, 2003. (P)
The colorful pictures and simple rhymes in this book describe what cats do in a typical day.


Hubbell, Patricia.
Sidewalk Trip. Harper, 1999. (T)
In this rhyming story, a preschooler strolls down the sidewalk with her mother for adventures in her neighborhood.


Ihimaera, Witi.
The Whale Rider. Harcourt, 2003. (I+)
The chief of the Maori tribe struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, while his grand-daughter, Kahu, develops a mystifying relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was the tribal ancestor.


Inkpen, Mick.
Splosh! Harcourt, 1998. (T-P)
After being stuck out in the rain and lightning, Kipper and his friends are happy when the sun finally appears in the sky.


Ireland, Karin.
Don't Take Your Snake for a Stroll. Harcourt, 2003. (P)
A little girl takes her strange pets to places around the city that are usually only for people and a commotion occurs.


Jaggi, Jean-Pierre.
Pirate Pete Sets Sail. North-South, 2004. (P)
A young boy who doesn't want to move to a new house pretends to be a pirate moving to a new hideaway.


James, Simon.
Dear Mr. Blueberry. McElderry, 1991. (P-I)
When Emily discovers a whale living in her pond, she writes a series of letters to her teacher asking for information and advice.


Jameson, W.C.
Buried Treasures of the Atlantic Coast: Legends of Sunken Pirate Treasures, Mysterious Caches, and Jinxed Ships from Maine to Florida. August House, 1998. (Y)
Discover the stories behind buried treasure in the United States.


Janovitz, Marilyn.
¿Es hora? Ediciones Norte-Sur, 2006. (T-P)
A baby wolf gets ready for bed by taking a bath, howling at the sky, brushing his fangs, and putting on pajamas in this Spanish-language version of Is It Time?


Jardine, Al.
Sloop John B: A Pirate's Tale. Milk and Cookies, 2005. (P)
A young boy and his grandfather get trapped by pirates at sea, but triumphantly defeat the pirate and his crew in this picture book based on the classic folk song,"Wreck of the John B.," as reworked by one of the original Beach Boys.


Jarman, Julia.
Big Red Tub. Orchard, 2004. (T-P)
Two children are joined in their giant red bathtub by a variety of animals for a bathtime adventure.


Jay, Betsy.
Swimming Lessons. Rising Moon, 1998. (P-I)
Jane is completely opposed to taking the swimming lessons her mother has planned for her.


Jenkins, Steve.
Looking Down. Houghton Mifflin, 1995. (T-P)
"If you were an astronaut traveling far out in space and you looked at the earth, what would you see?" The first sentence in this nearly wordless book of colorful collages sets the scene for readers to journey from space down to the earth.


Johnson, Anne Akers.
Origami. Klutz, 2003. (I-Y)
Simple patterns and instructions are provided for beginning origami folders.


Jonas, Ann.
Splash. Morrow, 1997. (I)
As a little girl's turtle, fish, frogs, dog, and cat jump in and out of a backyard pond, they are constantly changing the answer to the question, "How many are in my pond?"


Jones, Bill T.
Dance. Hyperion, 1998. (P)
This book uses poetry and photographs to introduce basic concepts of dance and dance movements.


Kalan, Robert.
¡Salta, Ranita, Salta! Mulberry, 1996. (P-I)
In this cumulative tale, a frog runs away from many dangers until it finally gets caught. Spanish language version of Jump, Frog, Jump!


Kalan, Robert.
Moving Day. Greenwillow, 1996. (P)
This humorous story tells about a picky hermit crab as he goes about trying on new shells until he finds the one that"fits just right."


Kalman, Bobbie D.
A Canoe Trip. Crabtree, 1995. (I)
Learn about canoeing equipment and boat safety through the adventures of young canoeists.


Karwoski, Gail Langer.
Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean. Sylvan Dell, 2005. (I)
This is a soothing bedtime story about mammals and how they breathe as they go to sleep in the ocean.


Katz, Karen.
Where is Baby's Mommy? Simon and Schuster, 2000. (T)
Little Baby's mommy is hiding somewhere in the house. Is she under the table? Is she in the bath? Lift the flaps and help Baby find his mommy.


Keats, Ezra Jack.
Jennie's Hat. Harper, 1966. (T-P)
Jennie receives a hat from Aunt that is not as fancy as she hoped, but luckily her helpful bird friends decorate it for her.


Kellogg, Steven.
The Mysterious Tadpole. Puffin, 1977. (P)
It seems that Louis' new tadpole is not turning into a frog after all. But what is it?


Kennedy, Kim.
Pirate Pete's Great Adventure. Abrams, 2006. (P+)
In the sequel to Pirate Pete, Pete and his parrot are stranded on an island where they are searching for treasure.


Kennedy, Paul E.
Fun With Pirates Stencils. Dover, 1994. (I+)
This inexpensive book includes six stencils for creating pirate paraphernalia.


Kennen, Ally.
Beast. Push, 2006. (Y)
As he is leaving foster care to start a life on his own, 17-year-old Stephen realizes that he has to do something about the giant alligator he's been feeding before it breaks out of its cage and becomes a living urban legend.


Kentley, Eric.
Boat (Eyewitness Books Series). Dorling Kindersley, 1999. (I)
The history of the development and uses of ships, boats and rafts, from canoes to luxury liners, is shown through lots of colorful illustrations.


Kerley, Barbara.
A Cool Drink of Water. National Geographic, 2002. (P-I)
With sparse text and beautiful photographs, this book follows the flow of water from well to stream to faucet, providing a global perspective on our common need for clean water.


Kimmel, Eric.
Robin Hook: Pirate Hunter! Scholastic, 2001. (I)
This hybrid tale offers fast-paced swashbuckling fantasy.


Kipling, Rudyard.
Captains Courageous. North, 2000. (Y)
In this adventure story, a rich boy falls into the ocean and is rescued by a fisherman.


Kirk, Daniel.
Hush, Little Alien. Hyperion, 1999. (T-P)
An alien mother lulls her alien baby to sleep with the traditional lullaby.


Kiss, Kathrin.
¿Qué hace un cocodrilo por la noche? Kókinos, 1998 (P-I)
In this story translated from German, some unusual footprints on the sand intrigue Paula. She sets out to find their owner and befriends a shy crocodile.


Kline, Suzy.
Horrible Harry Goes to Sea. Penguin, 2003. (I)
Harry's class is taking a field trip on the high seas to help them imagine what it was like for their ancestors to travel by sea.


Klise, Kate.
Regarding the Sink: Where, Oh Where, Did Waters Go? Harcourt, 2004. (I-Y)
The sixth-graders at Geyser Creek Middle School appeal to fountain designer, Florence Waters, for help when the cafeteria sink clogs up.


Knowles, Elizabeth, ed.
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Oxford University, 1999. (Y)
This standard dictionary contains famous quotations on a variety of subjects.


Komaiko, Leah.
Just My Dad & Me. Harper, 1995. (P)
A little girl wants to spend the day at the ocean alone with her father, but her large family interferes with the plan.


Kono, Erin Eitter.
Hula Lullaby. Little Brown, 2006. (P)
A little girl enjoys sleeping in her mother's lap as she listens to a beautiful Hawaiian lullaby.


Kovacs, Deborah.
Dive to the Deep Ocean. Steck-Vaughn, 1999. (I)
Look at how submersibles work and how they were invented in this lively look at the technology that allows undersea exploration.


Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
Bubble Bath Pirates! Viking, 2000. (T-P)
Pirate Mommy orders her young pirate troop to their bath where they enjoy getting clean and playing in the bubbles.


 Kurtz, Jane.
Water Hole Waiting. Harper, 2002. (I)
A thirsty monkey waits as the larger animals drink from the water hole on the African savanna.


Kvasnosky, Laura McGee.
Frank and Izzy Set Sail. Candlewick, 2004. (T-P)
Two friends who are opposites learn to appreciate their differences while on a sailing adventure.


Lamarche, Jim.
The Raft. Harper, 2002. (I)
Nick reluctantly spends a summer with Grandma, who introduces him to rafting down the river near her home, where he sees the numerous animals on the banks.


Lang, Robert J.
Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-Step Instructions in over 1,000 Diagrams / 48 Original Models. Dover, 1988. (Y)
Instructions and diagrams are provided for making simple and elaborate origami.


Langley, Andrew.
100 Things You Should Know About Pirates. Mason Crest, 2002. (I)
Facts are accompanied by wonderful artwork to reveal what pirate life on the seas was really like. The book also includes puzzles, quizzes, and projects.


Larsen, Margie.
Barney Plays Nose to Toes. Lyons Group, 1996. (T-P)
This rhyming story follows the purple dinosaur as he goes through movements from his head to his feet.


Lasky, Katherine.
Grace the Pirate. Hyperion, 1997. (I)
This beginning chapter book offers a great pirate adventure story that includes puzzles and activities.


Lasky, Kathryn.
Tumble Bunnies. Candlewick, 2005. (P)
Poor Clyde the rabbit is never good at team sports but, with the help of a friend, he competes in a tumbling competition and excels.


Lawlor, Laurie.
Dead Reckoning: A Pirate Voyage with Captain Drake. Simon and Schuster, 2005. (Y)
Follow the adventures of a servant aboard Sir Francis Drake's ship.


Lawrence, Iain.
The Buccaneers. Yearling, 2003. (Y)
A young sailor is stranded on an island where treasures are said to be buried.


Le Brun, Dominique.
Chapman Essential Marine Knots. Hearst, 2004. (Y)
This guide to tying knots is simple to use and includes a history of knot tying, various kinds of ropes and their uses, and the task that each knot can handle.


Leaney, Cindy.
Help! I Can't Swim!: Safety in Water. Rourke, 2004. (I)
Matt and his friends head for the park and end up helping to rescue a boy who cannot swim.


Lee, James A.
Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains. Broadway, 1987. (I)
Step-by-step instructions teach readers how to draw watercraft and other vehicles.


Lee, James A.
Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Great White Sharks, Killer Whales, Barracudas, Seahorses, Seals, and More. Broadway, 1991. (I)
Step-by-step instructions show readers how to draw a variety of sea creatures.


Lee, Spike.
Please, Baby, Please. Simon and Schuster, 2002. (T-P)
Baby keeps mommy very busy at mealtime, on the playground, in the bathtub, and finally off to bed.


Leiviska, Karen.
Internet Scavenger Hunts for the Topics You Teach. Scholastic, 2000. (L)
This book for teachers and professionals provides Internet scavenger hunts for students.


Lester, Helen.
Tacky the Penguin. Houghton, 1988. (P)
Tacky, a penguin that is different from all the others, helps his friends escape from penguin hunters.


Levine, Shar and Leslie Johnstone.
The Ultimate Bubble Book: Soapy Science Fun. Sterling, 2003. (L)
Soap bubble activities for children which include recipes for bubbles and the science, physics and chemistry involved in each activity.


Lexau, Joan M.
Who Took the Farmer's Hat? Harper, 1988. (T-P)
A strong wind blows the farmer's favorite hat away and all the farm animals help him search until they find it in a very surprising place.


Lichtenheld, Tom.
Everything I Know About Pirates. Simon and Schuster, 2003. (I)
This collection includes fictional information, educated guesses, and silly pictures about pirates.


Lionni, Leo.
Inch by Inch. Harper, 1995. (T-P)
In this Caldecott Honor book, a little inch worm gets out of trouble again and again because of his ability to measure using his body.


Liu, Jae Soo.
Yellow Umbrella. Kane Miller, 2002. (T-P)
This wordless story, and its accompanying musical CD, follows some children with a yellow umbrella on their way to school on a rainy day.


Lobel, Arnold.
Sapo y Sepo son amigos. Santillana, 1995. (P-I)
In this translation of Frog and Toad Are Friends, the stories explore the meaning of friendship.


Locker, Thomas.
Sailing With the Wind. Dial, 1986. (P-I)
A traveling uncle takes his niece along for one of his adventures.


Lockhart, Lynne N.
Rambling Raft. Tidewater, 1989. (I)
An inflatable raft falls off a truck and into an adventure.


London, Jonathan.
Froggy se viste. Penguin, 1997. (P-I)
Froggy gets up in the middle of winter to play in the snow, and has a hard time getting dressed in this Spanish-language version of Froggy Gets Dressed.


Long, Melinda.
How I Became A Pirate. Harcourt, 2003. (P)
A boy has an adventure when he joins a band of pirates.


Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth and Susan Jeffers.
Hiawatha. Puffin, 1996. (P-I)
Jeffers illustrates several verses of Longfellow's popular poem about an Indian boy who lives,"By the shores of Gitche Gumee, by the shining Big-Sea-Water."


Lowery, Linda.
Earthwise at School: A Guide to the Care and Feeding of Your Planet. Carolrhoda, 1993. (I-Y)
This book provides information on what individuals can do to help save the planet.


Luthardt, Kevin.
Peep! Peachtree, 2003. (T-P)
A wordless picture book about a boy who takes home a newly hatched duckling for a pet, and what happens when the duckling flies away with other wild ducks.


Macquitty, Miranda.
Sharks and Other Scary Sea Creatures. Dorling Kindersley, 2002. (I-Y)
This book features color photos and many interesting facts about frightening sea creatures.


Mahy, Margaret.
The Horrendous Hullabaloo. Viking, 1992. (P)
When an old woman discovers that her nephew, a pirate, won't invite her to any parties, she decides to have a party for herself and his parrot.


Mandel, Peter.
My Ocean Liner: Across the North Atlantic on the Great Ship Normandie. Stemmer, 2000. (I)
In 1939, nine-year-old Paul went on a memorable five-day voyage from New York to France on the biggest ship in the world, the luxurious ocean liner, Normandie.


Marsh, Valerie.
Stories That Stick, Quick & Easy Storyboard Tales. Upstart, 2002. (L)
This resource book for teachers and librarians includes twenty-two stories, rhymes, and poems with the patterns for use as flannel boards.


Martin, Bill.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Holt, 1967. (T)
The classic rhyming story about a variety of colorful animals looking at each other and the children who are looking at them.


Martin, Bill.
Listen to the Rain. Holt, 1988. (P)
This rhyming story describes the different sounds that rain makes and the quiet that comes after a rainstorm.


Marx, Christy.
Life in the Ocean Depths. Rosen, 2003. (I)
Explore the ocean depths and meet the creatures that live there.


Marzollo, Jean.
I Spy Treasure Hunt. Cartwheel, 1999. (I)
Look for treasure in this seek-and-find book.


Marzollo, Jean.
Little Bear, You're a Star: A Greek Myth About the Constellations. Little Brown, 2005. (P-I)
A simple retelling of the Greek myth about the origin of the constellations Ursa Major and Minor.


Marzollo, Jean.
Soy el agua. Scholastic, 1998. (T-P)
Filled with bold illustrations and simple text, this Spanish-language version of I Am Water explains the different forms that water can take.


Masurel, Clare.
Ten Dogs in the Window. North-South, 1997. (P)
In this rhyming story, ten dogs in the window of the pet store go home with their new owners.


Mattern, Joanne.
Safety in the Water. ABDO, 1999. (I)
Simple safety rules to follow when swimming or boating are explored in this book.


McBratney, Sam.
The Caterpillow Fight. Candlewick, 1996. (T)
When the little caterpillars use their caterpillows in a rowdy caterpillow fight, Big Caterpillar has to come in and quiet things down.


McCaughrean,Geraldine.
The Odyssey. Oxford University, 1993. (Y+)
The most stirring episodes from Homer's epic poem are retold here.


McCulley, Emily Arnold.
The Pirate Queen. Putnam, 1988. (P-I)
Meet Grania O'Malley, Ireland's famed lady pirate.


McDonnell, Flora.
I Love Boats. Candlewick, 1995. (T)
A little girl names all the kinds of boats she loves to play with in the bath in this colorful picture book.


McDonnell, Flora.
Splash! Candlewick. 2003. (P-I)
When the jungle animals are hot, a baby elephant has a good solution that involves squirting and splashing water at the water hole.


McKinley, Robin.
Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits. Putnam, 2002. (Y)
This collection of short stories looks at the mythical creatures and monsters that live in the sea.


McKinney, Barbara Shaw.
A Drop Around the World. Dawn, 1998. (I)
The water cycle is presented through the journey of a raindrop around the world, in the sky, on land, underground, and in the sea, in its liquid, solid, and vapor forms, as it supports life everywhere.


McMenemy, Sarah.
Jack's New Boat. Candlewick, 2005. (T-P)
Jack receives a new boat from his Uncle Jim, but while playing with it in the ocean, it gets swept away.


McMullan, Kate.
Bathtub Blues. Little, Brown, 2005. (T-P)
The Rock-a-Baby band is ready to sing and play while in the tub in this rhyming picture book. Includes a musical CD to sing along with the story.


McMullan, Kate.
I Stink! Harper, 2002. (P)
A stinky garbage truck makes its rounds through the city, happily picking up everything from apple cores to ziti with zucchini.


McPhail, David.
Edward and the Pirates. Little, Brown, 1997. (I)
Once Edward learns to read, books and his vivid imagination provide him with great adventures.


McPhail, David.
Pig Pig Gets a Job. Dutton, 1990. (P)
Pig Pig imagines all the jobs he could get and decides to try doing these different tasks for his family.


Melville, Herman.
Moby Dick. Modern Library, 1992. (Y+)
A captain chases a white whale over the ocean in this classic story of obsession and revenge.


Merriam, Eve.
On My Street. Harper, 2000. (T)
Children will enjoy pointing out familiar people and places as they journey through the neighborhood.


Merriam, Eve.
Train Leaves the Station. Henry Holt, 1992. (T)
A classic picture book about a train journeying through the countryside that teaches children how to count and tell time.


Meyer, Lewis A.
Bloody Jack: Being An Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Farber Ship's Boy. Harcourt, 2002. (I-Y)
A teenage girl disguises herself as a boy and lives aboard a British warship that is searching for pirates.


Montijo, Rhode.
Cloud Boy : Niño nube. Lectorum, 2006. (P)
This short allegory explains why we see shapes whenever we look up at a cloudy sky.


Montroll,John.
Origami Sea Life. Dover, 1991. (I+)
This inexpensive guide to paper folding demonstrates how to make 38 sea creatures.


Moore, Patrick.
Guide to Stars and Planets. Firefly, 2005. (Y)
This book for beginning astronomers highlights the planets and stars that grace our night sky.


Morgan, Allen.
El barco de Camila. Ediciones Ekaré, 1993. (P-I)
A father tells his daughter a bedtime story in which she is the protagonist in this Spanish-language translation of Nicole's Boat.


Murphy, Mary.
I Like it When….Harcourt, 1997. (T-P)
Mom and her little penguin share the things that they love doing together.


Murphy, Stuart.
The Best Bug Parade. Harper, 1996. (T-P)
All sorts of colorful bugs are lining up for the Best Bug Parade where each is compared for their size, height, length, etc.

 



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