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+= "and up" All ages above the one listed will find the book of interest.

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Aaronson, Marc.

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2010. (I)

Following the work of an archeologist, Aaronson shows how various clues to an ancient civilization can be connected to tell a fuller story.

Adler, David.

Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery. New York: Viking, 2005. (I)

This early reader follows Jeffrey Bones as he searches for a blue dinosaur toy from

Adler, David.

Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery. New York: Viking, 2002. (I)

Detective Cam Jansen tracks down her mother whom she loses at the beach after taking a walk.

Alda, Arlene.

The Book of ZZZs. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2005. (T-P)

See how different animals sleep in this picture book of unique photos.

Alexander, Heather.

Big Book of Construction Machines. New York: Parachute Press: DK: John Deere, 2009. (P+)

Diggers, excavators, bulldozers, and many more machines come to life in this oversized book.


Digging Up Dinosaurs. New York: Collins, 1998. (P)

Readers learn about all the people and skills needed to get fossils from the ground to a museum display.


Fossils Tell of Long Ago. New York: Collins, 1990. (P-I)

Aliki explains how fossils are created with straightforward text and clear ink and colored pencil drawings.


Quiet in the Garden. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2009. (P-I)

Aliki's calming illustrations are the perfect backdrop for this simple text. A child watches as the garden creatures eat and interact.

Allen, Jonathan.

I'm Not Cute! New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2005. (T-P)

Baby Owl explores the woods where all the animals, much to his dismay, say how cute he is.

Andrae, Giles.

Dinosaurs Galore! Wilton, CT: Tiger Tales, 2005. (P-I)

This book includes plenty of dinosaurs describing themselves in fun rhyme.

Angeletti, Roberta.

The Cave Painter of Lascaux. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. (I)

A little girl named Cecilia meets a "cave man" on her school trip to the Lasceaux caves in France, and learns about the primitive paintings on the walls.

Anholt, Laurence, and Sheila Moxley.

Stone Girl, Bone Girl: the Story of Mary Anning. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd., 2007. (P-I) (TBP)

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who discovered an ichthyosaur skeleton in the hills near her home.

Arnosky, Jim.

Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2004. (P+)

Arnosky fills in the novice beachcomber with information on all the fascinating finds one might come across on the beach.

Arnosky, Jim.

Turtle in the Sea. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002. (P)

Through clear simple text and beautiful watercolor illustrations, readers learn about the dangers in the ocean that Turtle has survived. Turtle lays her eggs on the sand so the cycle of survival can continue.

Arthur, Alex.

Shell. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000. (I, L)

This shell identification resource also includes the story of the animals who live or lived inside them.

Axelrod, Amy, and Sharon McGinley-Nally.

Pigs on a Blanket. New York N.Y. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996. (P-I)

From preparations to potty stops to a long line at the concession stand, readers can follow along as the pigs run out of time to enjoy the beach.

Ayers, Katherine.

Up, Down, And Around. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2007. (T-P)

Seeds are planted and vegetables grow up, down and around until, finally, it's lunchtime.

Azarian, Mary.

A Gardener's Alphabet. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. (P-I)

Azarian's fabulous woodblock prints highlight gardening terms from DIG and SEEDS to TOPIARY and XERISCAPE.

Bailey, Linda.

Adventures in the Ice Age. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004. (I)

With humor and colorful illustrations, follow the adventures of two kids who are transported back to France during the Ice Age.

Bailey, Linda.

Adventures with the Vikings. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2001. (I)

Two kids are accidentally transported back in time to the era of the Vikings.

Ballard, Robert.

Exploring the Titanic: How the Greatest Ship Ever Lost-Was Found. Madison Press Books, 2009. (I) (TBP)

With straightforward prose and a lot of photographs and illustrations, readers learn about this famous ship and how the wreck was discovered.

Banks, Kate, and Georg Hallensleben.

Night Worker. New York: Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000. (P)

Alex joins his dad for a special night at the construction site. Perspective illustrations show the sleeping city all around.

Barner, Bob.

Dinosaur Bones. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001. (P)

Learn about dinosaur bones with colorful bold illustrations and rhyming text.

Barnes, Trevor.

Archaeology. Boston: Kingfisher, 2004. (I-L)

A nonfiction book which goes gives introductions to archaeology and what they do, including photographs and summaries from ancient to more contemporary finds.

Barrett, Judi.

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing. New York: Atheneum, 1970. (T+) (TBP)

This is a fun and entertaining book that displays various animals wearing clothes that make them look silly.

Barrett, Judi.

Los animales no se visten. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones de la Flor, 2004. (T+)

This is a fun and entertaining book that displays various animals wearing clothes that make them look silly.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Nobody's Diggier Than A Dog. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2005. (T-P)

This rhyming book describes all the things a dog can do, including slurping, chasing, and, of course, digging.

Barton, Byron.

Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones. New York: TY Crowell, 1990. (T-I)

Join archaeologists in this colorful book as they discover dinosaur bones, dig them up, and piece them together to rebuild a T-Rex.

Barton, Byron.

Building a House. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1981. (T-P)

Barton's simple text and straightforward illustrations show how a house is built from the initial survey until the family moves in.

Barton, Byron.

La gallinita roja. Barcelona: Corimbo, 2003. (T+)

The little red hen tries to get help from her friends to make bread, but isn't successful. In the end, the little red hen and her baby chicks enjoy eating the freshly baked bread that she worked hard to make.

Barton, Byron.

The Little Red Hen. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.(T+)

The little red hen tries to get help from her friends to make bread, but isn't successful. In the end, the little red hen and her baby chicks enjoy eating the freshly baked bread that she worked hard to make.

Baylor, Byrd, and Peter Parnell.

If You Are a Hunter of Fossils. New York: Scribner, 1980. (P-I) OP

Baylor's lyric prose invites the reader to join in the search for fossils as they represent links in the chain of living beings throughout time.

Baylor, Byrd.

When Clay Sings. New York: Scribner, 1972. (P-I)

Baylor provides a lyrical look at an earlier way of life through pieces of Indian pottery. A Caldecott Honor Book.

Beaumont, Karen.

Move Over Rover. Orlando: Harcourt, 2006. (P) (TBP)

Rover, a dog shares his dog house with several friends due to the rainy weather. In the end, all the animals realize a smelly skunk wants to join them so they vacate the doghouse.

Bendall-Brunello, John.

Snore, Dinosaur, Snore! New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2009.(P)

Dinosaurs try to wake their mother using many tactics. When the mother dinosaur finally awakens, more fun begins.

Bergen, David.

Life-Size Dinosaurs. New York: Sterling Pub., 2004. (P+)

In this oversized book, drawings of dinosaurs and their various parts in life-size scale demonstrate the spectrum of dinosaurs that lived. Several fold-out illustrations give readers the "big picture" of dinosaur reality.

Berkes, Marianne.

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, 2004.

A marine nursery is teaming with baby sea animals and their mothers.

Berkes, Marianne.

Seashells by the Seashore. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, 2002.

This counting book includes the story of a child beachcombing with grandma, and also includes an identification guide.

Berry, Lynne, and Hiroe Nakata.

Duck Dunks. New York: Henry Holt, 2008. (P)

Five little ducks enjoy adventure at the beach in this simple counting book. Watercolor and ink illustrations and a rhyming text draw readers in.

Birch, Beverley.

Rift. New York: Egmont USA, 2008. (I+)

When three students and a native friend disappear from an archeological camp in Africa the investigation uncovers a lot of secrets. The telling of the story is enhanced through interviews, journal entries, newspaper articles, maps, and artwork.

Bishop, Nic.

Digging for Bird-Dinosaurs: An Expedition to Madagascar. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. (I) (TBP)

A member of a team of paleontologists explains her job digging up very small fossils.

Biskup, Agnieszka.

Uncovering Mummies: An Isabel Soto Archaeology Adventure. Mankato, Minn: Capstone Press, 2010. (I)

This graphic novel follows the work of an archeologist who researches mummies around the world.

Blackstone, Stella.

La familia activa de oso. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2003. (T)

A bear family has fun using his five senses while preparing for a special birthday party.

Bloom, Suzanne.

A Splendid Friend Indeed. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2005. (T)

Duck and polar bear meet. After answering several questions that duck has, polar bear decides to become duck's friend.

Bloom, Suzanne.

Treasure. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2007. (T-P)

Two friends-a bear and a goose-dig and dive for treasure, finding friendship is the real treasure.

Bloom, Suzanne.

Un Amigo de veras maravilloso. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2005. (T)

Duck and polar bear meet. After answering several questions that duck has, polar bear decides to become duck's friend.

Bourgeois, Paulette.

The Dirt on Dirt. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2008. (P-I) (TBP)

Dirt is all around us and this book explains its properties and functions, but also provides some interesting activities that involve digging up stuff.

Brewster, Hugh.

Dinosaurs in Your Backyard: The Coolest, Scariest Creatures Ever Found in the USA. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2009. (I) (TBP)

Readers are transported to prehistoric North America where dinosaurs roamed. The text combines dramatic descriptions with matter-of-fact information.

Brisson, Pat, and Bob Barner.

Benny's Pennies. New York: Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 1993. (P+)

Benny has five pennies and uses them to buy gifts for members of his family.

Broach, Elise, and David Small.

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007. (P)

After a day of running errands with Mom, a little boy ends up with a back yard full of dinosaurs. The watercolor and ink illustrations tell the rest of the story.

Brown, Marc Tolen.

Buster Hunts for Dinosaurs. New York: Little Brown, 2006. (I)

Buster visits the Dinosaur National Monument and shares information with pictures through postcards to his friends.

Brown, Ruth.

Ten Seeds. New York: Knopf, 2001. (T-P)

Ten seeds planted begin to disappear, taken by animals and bugs, until one flower blooms.

Bruel, Robert O., and Nick Bruel.

Bob and Otto. New Milford, Conn.: Roaring Brook Press, 2007. (T-P)

Bob, a caterpillar, leaves his best friend Otto, an earthworm, and climbs a tree to become a beautiful butterfly, but Bob tells Otto that his metamorphosis happened only because of Otto's digging around the tree's roots, helping it grow tall and strong. Bruel's colorful illustrations let readers know exactly what is happening with each friend as the story progresses.

Brusca, Maria Cristina.

Three Friends/Tres Amigos: A Counting Book/Un cuento para contar. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. (T-P)

This bilingual concept book shows a horse, a cowboy and other animals of the southwest, along with counting from one to ten in both English and Spanish.

Bunting, Eve, and LeUyen Pham.

Little Badger, Terror of the Seven Seas. Orlando, Fla.: Voyager Books/Harcourt, 2007. (P)

Little Badger knows that his imagination can take him anywhere he wants to go, so long as he is home for supper. The full-page gouache illustrations take the reader along on Little Badger's imaginary journey.

Bunting, Eve.

Flower Garden. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1994. (T)

A little girl and her father buy bright flowers and bring smiles to everyone who passes them as they make their way home. Towards the end of the story, the little girl surprises her mother with a cake and a flower garden box for her birthday.

Burton, Virginia Lee.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. (P-I) (TBP)

Burton's classic story tells of Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne, his steam shovel, as they finally find a home.

Capek, Michael.

Easter Island Unearthing Ancient Worlds. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2009. (I)

Who built the massive heads that grace Easter Island and how do researchers know what they know about this ancient civilization?

Carle, Eric.

A House for Hermit Crab. Saxonville, Mass: Picture Book Studio, 1987.

When a hermit crab outgrows his shell, he moves into a new one and his friends help him decorate his new home.

Carle, Eric.

The Tiny Seed. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Children, 1987. (P)

A tiny seed is blown away by the wind and travels around the world. In the end the tiny seed grows into a beautiful flower.

Carlson, Ann & Mary Carlson.

Flannelboard Stories for Infants and Toddlers: Bilingual Edition. Chicago: American Library Association, 2005. (L)

This resource offers several flannel board stories in English and Spanish.

Carrick Carol, and Donald Carrick.

Big Old Bones: a Dinosaur Tale. New York: Clarion Books, 1992. (P)

Professor Potts finds a "whole pile" of fossil bones and attempts to put them all together in a reasonable fashion. His final result: a Tribrontosaurus Rex.

Carter, Don.

Get To Work Trucks! Brookfield, CT: Roaring Book Press. 2002. (T-P)

Count the trucks who wake up early and work all day until the work is done and a bridge is built.

Cefrey, Holly.

Archaeologists: Life Digging Up Artifacts. New York: Rosen Central, 2004. (I-Y)

This nonfiction book explores what archaeologists do and how to become one.

Cerullo,Mary M.

Shipwrecks: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2009. (I)

This photo-illustrated expository book highlights the diverse work of undersea explorers. Various shipwrecks, including the Titanic and the Henrietta Marie are examined.

Clark,Ann Nolan.

Secret of the Andes. New York: Viking Press, 1952. (I) (TBP)

An Indian boy learns the secrets of his Incan ancestors in this Newbery award winning classic.

Clarke, Jane.

Stuck In The Mud. New York: Walker Pub. Co., 2008. (T-I)

A hen finds her chick stuck in the mud and calls on the rest of the farm animals to help, all pulling together until the chick declares he was never stuck at all.

Clibbon, Meg.

Imagine You're a Pirate, Peg Leg Meg. Toronto: Annick Press, 2002. (I)

This is a step-by-step instruction book on how to be a pirate. Learn to look like a pirate, from dressing like one to speaking like one.

Cohen, Roger.

Danger in the Desert: True Adventures of a Dinosaur Hunter. New York: Sterling Pub. Co, 2008. (I+) (TBP)

A true-life Indiana Jones, paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews led numerous expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History. An intrepid explorer, he discovered one of the largest dinosaur finds in the Gobi Desert.

Cole, Henry.

Jacks' Garden. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1995. (T-I)

This cumulative tale follows Jack as he plants his garden from start to finish.

Cousins, Lucy.

Maisy en busca del tesoro pirata. Barcelona: Serres, 2004. (T+)

Maisy is in search of pirate treasure and invites all her friends to join in the hunt. Lift-the-flaps to help find the clues that lead to the treasure.

Cousins, Lucy.

Maisy's Pirate Treasure Hunt. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2004. (T+)

Maisy is in search of pirate treasure and invites all her friends to join in the hunt. Lift-the-flaps to help find the clues that lead to the treasure.

Cronin, Doreen, and Harry Bliss.

Diary of a Worm. New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 2003. (P-I) (TBP)

Readers get a close-up view of an earthworm's everyday life from the classroom--"I got so hungry I ate my homework"--to the school dance--only one verse in the worm hokey-pokey--to dreams of what to be when he grows up--a secret service agent. Bliss' hilarious watercolor and ink illustrations include "candid snapshots" on the endpages.

Cronin, Doreen.

¡A tu ritmo! New York: Lectorum Publications, 2007. (P)

A cute dog displays the many ways you can have fun and wiggle at the same time.

Cronin, Doreen.

Wiggle. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.

A dog wiggles through this book, wiggling from morning until night with a few "wiggling" encounters along the way with crocodiles, polar bears, and even the moon.

Crum, Shutta, and Paige Billin-Frye.

The House in the Meadow. Morton Grove, Ill.: A. Whitman, 2003. (P+)

Inspired by a counting poem of the same name by Olive A. Wadsworth, this book illustrates the building of a newly-wed couple's house in 10 stages.

Cuyler, Margery.

The Little Dump Truck. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2009. (T-P)

Hard Hat Pete drives this little dump truck, who narrates in rhyme all they do throughout a day, including dumping a load, driving to another state and stopping for coffee.

Cyrus, Kurt.

Tadpole Rex. Orlando: Harcourt, 2008. (P)

As Tadpole Rex develops into a full-grown frog, he enjoys releasing his inner tyrannosaur. The brilliant illustrations put the reader right into the puddle of gloop alongside Tadpole Rex.

Danzinger, Paula.

Make Like a Tree and Leave. New York: Delacorte Press, 1990. (I)

When a social project goes wrong, Martin wraps up another student as a mummy. Not much archeological information, but there is a lot of humor in this story.

Davis, Robin Works.

Toddle On Over: Developing Infant and Toddler Literature Programs. Fort Atkinson, WI: Alleyside Press, 1998. (L)

A book for teachers, librarians and parents providing themes for toddlers including recommended books, songs, fingerplays and more.

De Groat, Diane.

Gilbert the Surfer Dude. New York: HarperCollins, 2009. (P)

Gilbert, a possum, learns that being a "surfer dude" isn't as easy as it looks. This simple story is a HarperCollins I Can Read! early reader.

Deedy, Carmen Agra, and Michael Austin.

Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach: a Cuban Folktale. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree, 2007. (P-I) (TBP)

Martina gets advice on choosing a husband from her Cuban grandmother. Austin's acrylic illustrations set the tone beautifully for the happy ending.

Deem, James M.

Bodies from the Ash. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. (I) (TBP)

Pompeii was one of the largest cities in Rome and its destruction following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius left a treasure trove of information for archeologists and historians to study.

Deem, James M.

Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. (I) (TBP)

The oldest human mummy was discovered in the 1990s in Austria. This book explains how the body was preserved and why glaciers and ice may be hiding other secrets.

Deem¸ James M.

Bodies from the Bog. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. (I) (TBP)

A body found in a Danish bog turns out to be more than 2,000 years old.

Degan, Bruce.

Jamberry. New York: Harper & Row, 1983. (T)

A boy and a bear dance and sing as they look for berries in all kinds of places.

Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2009. (I)

This interactive book purports to be the journal of Zoticus de Lesseps, who accompanied Captain Nemo as he explored the mysteries of the ocean.


Rumi: Whirling Dervish. Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish, 2009. (P-I)

This picture book biography tells the story of Persia's greatest poet.

Dewey, Jennifer Owens.

Stories on Stone: Rock Art, Images from the Ancient Ones. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996. (I)

This is a highly personalized look at rock art in the Southwest, based primarily on the author's childhood trips during which she became fascinated by petroglyphs.

Dewey, Jennifer Owens.

The Shaman and the Water Serpent. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007. (I)

Discover the archeological evidence that allows us to go back in time and learn how the ancient Puebloan Indians lived.

DiPucchio, Kelly S., and Ponder Goembel.

Dinosnores. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. (P)

A rhyming text explains how all the rumbling dinosaur snores caused earth's prehistoric supercontinent to split.

Dodd, Lynley.

Hedgehog Howdedo. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2000. (T-P)

A little girl sees many sleeping hedgehogs around her garden and even in the compost pile, and knows there will be a "traffic jam" of hedgehogs when spring comes.

Doeden, Matt.

The Aztecs: Life in Tenochtitlan. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press, 2010. (I)

Discover the culture of the Aztecs, who lived in what is now modern-day Mexico City.

Donkin, Andrew.

Atlantis, the Lost City? New York: Dorling Kindersley Pub, 2000.

Short chapters explore the legend of Atlantis and the search that continues to find the underwater city.

Doyle, Charlotte.

Supermarket. Cambridge: Mass: Candlewick Press, 2004. (T)

A toddler and his mom enjoy experience a day at the supermarket, which shows a toddler's getting into trouble while mom shops.

Edwards, Frank B.

Luis Luna dejo de bañarse. Kingston, Ont.: Bungalo Books, 1997 (T+)

Luis refuses to take care of himself with basic hygiene care. When his grandmother stops to visit him, she is shocked to see how dirty he is.

Edwards, Wallace.

The Extinct Files: My Science Project. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2006 (I)

Wally's science notebook includes notes and research when he suspects dinosaurs may still exist.

Ehlert, Lois.

A sembrar sopa de verduras. San Diego: Libros Viajeros, 1996. (T+)

This step-by-step book takes the reader from the first stage of planting seeds to growing vegetables and then making delicious soup to eat.

Ehlert, Lois.

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits And Vegetables From A To Z. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. (T-P)

This alphabet book includes all kinds of fruits and vegetables with colorful illustrations, from apricot to zucchini, and a glossary as well.

Ehlert, Lois.

Growing Vegetable Soup. San Diego: Harcourt, 1987. (T+)

This step-by-step book takes the reader from the first stage of planting seeds to growing vegetables and then making delicious soup to eat.

Ehlert, Lois.

Mole's Hill: A Woodland Tale. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, 1994. (T-P)

Fox doesn't want Mole to dig a tunnel so he tells her to stop so he, Skunk and Raccoon can make a path to the pond. Mole wants to stay in her home, so she dumps dirt on top and plants seeds. Fox likes the hill and asks Mole to dig a tunnel through it, and she stays.

Ehlert, Lois.

Planting a Rainbow. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt, 2003. (P)

Ehlert's bold collage illustrations are at the center of the rainbow in the garden. Readers see what's happening below the surface as well as above as the flower grow.

Eick, Jean.

Bulldozers. Eden Prairie, MN.: Child's World, 1999. (P)

Learn about the details of a bulldozer and how it is used.

Elliott, David.

One Little Chicken: A Counting Book. New York: Holiday House, 2007. (T-P)

Dancing chickens move and groove while counting to ten.

Fanelli, Sara.

My Map Book. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. (P+)

A young cartographer's maps are conceptual (the favorite people in her heart and the activities as she spends her day) as well as geographical (her room), and the pages provide space for readers to make their own maps on these themes.

Fernley, Jan.

Milo Armadillo. Somerville, Mass: Candlewick, 2009. (T-P)

Tallulah's grandmother knits an armadillo—not the bunny she wants—but a pink armadillo, hoping for Tallulah's love.

Ficocelli, Elizabeth.

Kid Tea. Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish Children, 2007. (T-P)

A brother and sister describe their week—Monday through Sunday—sharing fun activities in this rhyming book that includes "dunks" in the bathtub after days which creates a different color "kid tea" after bathing away the day in their bathtub.

Fleming, Candace.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002. (P)

Mr. McGreely and three hungry bunnies match wits over who will enjoy the garden's bounty. Karas' illustrations capture both the clever bunnies and Mr. McGreely's increasing desperation.

Fleming, Candice.

!Nam! !Nam! !Nam! Lyndhurst, NJ: Lectorum c2007. (P+)

A gardener tries hard to protect his garden from being eaten by rabbits. At the end of the story, the gardener gives up and decides to join the rabbits by eating delicious carrots too.

Flint Public Library.

Ring a Ring O' Roses: Fingerplays for Pre-School Children. Flint, MI: Flint Public Library, 1996. (L)

A wide variety of traditional fingerplays are offered in this standard resource, including some in Spanish.

Floca, Brian.

Lightship. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007. (P-I)

This beautifully illustrated book, which won a Sibert Honor Award, looks at lightships, ships anchored where lighthouses could not be built and how they served to protect ships from wrecking.

Flood, Nancy Bo.

Sand to Stone and Back Again. Golden, Co: Fulcrum Pub., 2009. (I)

Narrated by sandstone, the poetic language anthropomorphizes its life cycle, explaining the natural forces that shape the geology of the Desert Southwest.

Florian, Douglas.

Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009. (P-I)

Florian provides more of his trademark poetry, this time offering playful paleontological poems that provide a lot of accurate information.

Flournoy, Valerie, and Jerry Pinkney.

The Patchwork Quilt. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1985. (P+) (TBP)

Tanya discovers that the quilting scraps being used by her grandmother come from pieces of cloth that are meaningful to the members of their family, and brings them together to work on the quilt during Grandma's illness.

Freedman, Russell.

Who Was First?: Discovering the Americas. New York: Clarion Books, 2007. (I) (TBP)

Before Columbus set foot on the Americas in 1492, many other explorers had been here. Freedman tells their stories.

Frey, Yvonne Amar.

One-Person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified: With 38 Folktale Scripts. Chicago: American Library Association, 2005. (L)

This resource includes puppet scripts along with ideas on how to create props and puppets for a one puppeteer performance.

Freymann, Saxton.

¿Vegetal como eres: Alimentos con Sentimients? New York: Scholastic, 2001. (T+)

This book discusses emotions and feelings using fruits and vegetables to make creative expressions.

Freymann, Saxton.

How are you peeling?: Foods with Moods. New York: Scholastic, 2001. (T+)

This book discusses emotions and feelings using fruits and vegetables to make creative expressions.

Galdone, Paul.

The Three Little Pigs. New York: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, 1970. (P+) (TBP)

The story of the Three Little Pigs the way our grandparents heard it in the tradition of cautionary fairytales, which also provides a foundation for appreciating the many later versions.

Gall, Chris.

Dinotrux. New York: Little Brown, 2009. (P-I)

Millions of years ago, "Dinotrux ruled the world"--Garbageadon who "ate everything in sight" and Semisaurs who stampeded all night long. Pen, paint, and print illustrations show the Dinotrux in action.

Garcia, Emma.

Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig. New York: Boxer Books, 2007. (T-P)

Colorful construction site trucks dig, mix, lift and more, turning one big mess into a beautiful playground.

Genetchen, Guido van.

Con los abuelos. Barcelona: Juventud, 2003. (T+)

A little boy visits his grandparents and helps out on the farm. Although helping out can be hard work, they have fun and enjoy some playtime in the process.

Gibbons, Gail.

How a House is Built. New York: Holiday House, 1990. (P+)

This is an informative book about the construction process and the various people's roles involved in building a house, step by step.

Gilbert, Anita Jepson.

Maria and the Stars of Nazca / Maria y las estrellas de Nazca. Westminster, Colo: TAE Nazca Resources, 2004. (I)

This bilingual book tells the story of a German woman who revealed the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru to the world. She spent her life studying them and trying to learn how an ancient civilization could create giant geoglyphs, so large they can only be seen from the air.

Gollub, Matthew, and Karen Hanke.

The Jazz Fly: Starring the Jazz Bugs, the Jazz Fly, Willie the Worm, Nancy the Gnat, and Sammy the Centipede. Santa Rosa, Calif.,: Tortuga Press, 2000. (P-I)

A be-boppin' jazz fly gains inspiration for a new sound from all the animals he meets on the way to the Jazz Bugs' gig. The accompanying CD features the author's rendition.

Greenberg, Melanie Hope.

Mermaids on Parade. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008. (P-I)

Every year, Coney Island has a Mermaid Parade and this mermaid is the star of this detailed look at the fun event.

Gregoire, Caroline.

Apollo. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2006. (P)

Apollo, a dog, enjoys showing how cute he can be.

Gregoire, Caroline.

Counting with Apollo. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2004. (P)

Apollo a dog, enjoys counting. He shows the number of bones he can eat as well as count.

Gugler, Laurel Dee.

There's a Billy Goat in the Garden. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot, 2003. (T+)

Farm animals make attempts to shoo a goat out of a garden. At the end of the story a tiny bee buzzes by and scares the goat out of the garden.

Gurney, Stella.

Marinera Sandra. Columbus, OH: Gingham Dog Press, 2005. (P+)

Sandra goes on a sailing adventure and discovers many things while out at sea, including gold and pirates. Her adventure ends when bath time is over.

Gutman, Dan.

Mr. Sunny is Funny. New York: HarperTrophy, 2008. (I)

AJ graduates from second grade and is excited to spend the summer at the beach, until schoolmate Andrea shows up and falls in love with the "weird" lifeguard.

Hager, Sarah.

Dancing Matilda. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005. (T-I)

Matilda is a bundle of energy as she moves and dances throughout her day in this rhyming book until her mom puts her to sleep where she continues dancing in her dreams.

Halls, Kelly Milner.

Dinosaur Parade: A Spectacle of Prehistoric Proportions. New York: Lark Books, 2008. (P-I)

Each double page spread is dedicated to a different group of dinosaurs. Colorful illustrations show them parading while a border provides facts.

Hamilton, Sue.

Lost Cities. Edina, Minn: ABDO Pub. Co, 2008. (I)

Explore lost cities from around the world, including Atlantis, El Dorado, and Camelot, and the technology used to find evidence of their existence.

Hanson, Warren, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher.

Bugtown Boogie. New York: Laura Geringer Books, 2008. (P-I)

A boy witnesses all the bugs in the forest gathered at the "Bugtown Boogie. Buzz-a-ruzz-a-buzz-a-ruzz, A Bugtown Boogie. Grick grack. Grick grack." The boy remains fuzzy in the background as the bugs light up the night in Johnson's striking illustrations.

Harris, Rick.

Easy Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Southwest. Phoenix, Ariz: Primer Publishers, 1995. (I+)

This beginner's guide to rock art is packed with drawings of symbols and information on their possible meanings.

Harris, Trudy, and John Hovell.

Jenny Found a Penny (Math Is Fun!). Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2008. (P+)

Jenny decides to save her penny for an item at the store, and adds other coins that she earns from doing chores.

Harrison, David L., and Rob Shepperson.

Bugs: Poems about Creeping Things. Honesdale, Pa.: Wordsdale, 2007. (P-I)

This is a brief but witty collection of poems about a variety of creeping things; several are for two voices. These poems are sure to be a hit at read-aloud time.

Harter, Debbie.

The Animal Boogie. New York: Barefoot Books, 2000. (T-P)

Jungle animals shake, swing stomp and more in this colorful animal book filled with dance and movement, with rhyme and guessing what animal comes next on the next page.

Hartman, Gail, and Harvey Stevenson.

As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps. New York: Bradbury Press, 1991. (P+)

Maps from the perspectives of different animals (crow, eagle, rabbit, horse, and sea gull) show how we can relate to our physical locations and how those locations relate to each other.

Haskins, James.

African Beginnings. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1998. (I)

This nicely illustrated book looks at Africa's ancient empires, discussing culture, trade, and slavery.

Heap, Sue.

Four Friends in the Garden. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2004. (T+)

Four friends play and run in a garden chasing a butterfly. In the end, they all enjoy a glass of lemonade.

Henderson, Kathy.

And the Good Brown Earth. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2008. (P)

Joe and his grandmother tend the vegetable patch from winter preparation through spring planting to summer growing season and finally the harvest. The mixed media illustrations add to the beauty of each season.

Hickman, Pamela.

It's Moving Day! Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2008. (T-I)

Animals in the woods share the same underground burrow. As one animal leaves, another takes its place throughout the season, from woodchucks to rabbits, snakes to chipmunks to a skunk family and back to the woodchuck for a long sleep until it's time to move again.

Hilb, Nora.

Wiggle Giggle Tickle Train. Toronto: Annick Press, 2009. (T)

Young children move and pretend to be trains, planes and more while exploring everyday experiences such as pouring water and losing teeth. This book includes photo and illustrations to introduce concepts and accompanying noises.

Hill, Eric.

Clifford Counts 1, 2, 3. New York: Scholastic, 1998. (P)

Enjoy counting all the fun objects, like balloons, at Clifford's birthday party.

Hill, Eric.

Cuenta con Clifford. New York: Scholastic, 1999. (P)

Enjoy counting all the fun objects, like balloons, at Clifford's birthday party.

Hill, Lee Sullivan.

Palas Mecánicas. Minneapolis: Ediciones Lerner, 2007. (P)

Giant trucks and diggers are illustrated through photos which bring them to life.

Hillenbrand, Jane, and Will Hillenbrand.

What a Treasure! New York: Holiday House, 2006. (P-I)

As Mole digs, he finds small things that are treasures to the neighborhood animals. Then he finds his own treasure--a friend.

Hirschmann, Fred and Scott Thybony.

Rock Art of the American Southwest. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Pub., 1994. (L)

From Texas to California colorful photographs show off the beauty of rock paintings and carvings.

Hoban, Tana.

26 letters and 99 cents. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1987. (P)

The alphabet and money counting are illustrated in photographs of letters and coins.

Hoban, Tana.

Construction Zone. New York: Tupelo Books, 1997. (P)

Full-color page-sized photos highlight the variety of machines found in a construction zone. Each two-page spread is labeled with the machine's name in stencil font.


Kokopelli's Flute. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995. (I-Y)

When a 13-year-old boy and his dog camp near Anasazi ruins they stumble on grave robbers and become entangled in an archeological mystery.

Hoberman, Mary Ann.

Whose Garden Is It? Orlando: Gulliver Books/Harcourt, 2004. (T-I)

The gardener is not the only one who claims a garden in this colorful picture book.

Holm, Jennifer L. and Matthew.

Babymouse Beach Babe. New York: Random House, 2006. (I)

Babymouse is at the beach and so is her brother as her family spends the summer beach- bound in this graphic novel.

Horáček, Petr.

A New House For Mouse. Cambridge: MA: Candlewick Press, 2004. (T-P)

A little mouse fnds an apple, but cannot fit it into his house. While searching for other houses to live in, including rooming with Mole or Rabbit, and a scare from bear, the mouse nibbles a little each visit, until she is finally able to fit the core into her own home.

Howard, Ellen.

The Crimson Cap. New York: Holiday House, 2009. (I-Y)

Young Peter Talon joins LaSalle's ill-fated expedition to discover the Mississippi River and is rescued by the Hasinai Indians.

Howe, John.

Lost Worlds. New York: Kingfisher Books, 2009. (I)

With spectacular illustrations, Howe explores lost worlds like Troy, Olympus, Cibola, and Avalon.

Hubbell, Patricia, and Lisa Campbell Ernst.

Sea, Sand, Me! New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2001. (P)

A rhyming text shares the delights of a day at the beach with sand, waves, and a friend.

Hutchins, Pat.

El paseo de rosie. New York: Aladdin Paperback/Libros Colibri, 1997. (T+)

Rosie, a chicken, is minding her own business and doesn't even realize a fox is trying to catch her. Each attempt the fox makes to catch Rosie ends in disaster for fox.

Hutchins, Pat.

Rosie's Walk. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1968. (T+)

Rosie, a chicken, is minding her own business and doesn't even realize a fox is trying to catch her. Each attempt the fox makes to catch Rosie ends in disaster for fox.

Hyland, Hilary.

Wreck of the Ethie. Atlanta: Peachtree, 1999. (I)

This fictionalized account of a true shipwreck tells of a dog's heroism.

Inches, Alison.

Una sopresa para Wendy. Buenos Aires: Grijalbo, 2004. (P)

Bob the Builder and friends decide to surprise Wendy by fixing her garden.

Isadora, Rachel.

Happy Belly, Happy Smile. Boston: Harcourt Children's Books, 2009. (T-I)

Louie's weekly visits to Grandpa Sam's busy Chinatown restaurant include the fortune cookie "Happy Belly, Happy Smile."

Jeffers, Dawn, Claude Schneider, and Eida de la Vega.

Vegetable Dreams = Huerto Soñado. Green Bay, WI: Raven Tree Press, 2006. (P-I)

Erin and her neighbor, Mr. Martinez, plan a garden together during the summer. As the vegetables grow, so does their friendship.

Jenkins, Steve.

Prehistoric Actual Size. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005. (P+)

Jenkins' illustrations of cut and torn paper collage bring readers up close and personal with a full-size prehistoric dragonfly, gigantosaurus teeth, and a dsungaripterus beak. Each illustration includes the name of the creature, how long ago it lived, and how big it grew.

Jonas, Ann.

The Quilt. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1984. (P+)

A girl falls asleep and dreams of seeking her stuffed toy dog in her new patchwork quilt handmade by her mother and father,.

Jordan, Helene.

How a Seed Grows? New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. (P+)

This book discusses the life cycle of a plant.

Karwoski, Gail Langer.

Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 2001. (I)

This novel based on the settlement of Jamestown provides a good mix of fact and story told from the perspective of a young boy who travels from England to the colony.

Kasza, Keiko.

Badger's Fancy Meal. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. (P-I)

All the animals at the center of Badger's fancy dishes--mole taco, rat burger, and rabbit banana split--slip away, but they find a great place to hide--Badger's hole filled with apples, worms, and roots. Throughout the action, Kasza lets readers see what is happening back at Badger's hole with a corner of the page seemingly turned up.

Kennedy, Paul E.

Fun with Southwest Indian Stencils. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1993. (I+)

This inexpensive consumable book provides six pre-cut stencils based on Indian art.

Kerns, Ann.

Troy. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2009. (I)

Part of the Unearthing Ancient Worlds series, Troy tells the story about this ancient Turkish city and the search to find the ruins.

Khan, Rukhsana, and R. Gregory Christie.

Ruler of the Courtyard. New York: Viking, 2003. (P+)

Saba sets out to vanquish her fear of the chickens in the courtyard after successfully taking care of a dangerous situation with what seemed to be a snake.

Kimmel, Eric.

The Fisherman and the Turtle. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2008. (P-I)

Set in the land of the Aztecs, this picture book beautifully retells the Grimm's fairy tale with a Mexican twist.

King-Smith, Dick.

Dinosaur Trouble. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2008. (P-I) (TBP)

Two dinosaurs from different families and species decide to ignore the rules and become friends.

Kneidel, Sally Stenhouse.

Pet Bugs: a Kid's Guide to Catching and Keeping Touchable Insects. New York: Wiley, 1994. (P-I)

This informational book gives advice on how to catch and care for common insects. End matter includes a glossary, information on insect classification and suggestions for further reading.

Kramer, Jennifer.

Ocean Hide and Seek. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2009. (I)

This nonfiction books provides a chance to find animals who camouflage themselves while learning about what creatures are in the ocean

Krauss, Ruth.

La semilla de zanahoria. New York: Scholastic, 1945. (T+)

A little boy plants a carrot seed and is persistent in tending to it so that it will sprout.

Krauss, Ruth.

The Carrot Seed. New York: Scholastic, 1945. (T+) (TBP)

A little boy plants a carrot seed and is persistent in tending to it so that it will sprout.

Krebs, Laurie.

Up and Down the Andes: a Peruvian Festival Tale. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2008. (P-I)

This beautifully illustrated story takes readers on a tour through the Peruvian city of Cusco during the Inti Raymi Festival.

Krebs, Laurie.

We All Went on Safari. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2003. (P-I)

Journey through Tanzania, discovering amazing African animals, in this richly illustrated counting book.

Krezel, Cindy.

Kids' Container Gardening. Batavia, IL: Ball Pub., 2005. (I) (TBP)

This book offers seventeen container garden projects, including gift ideas that families can create together.

Kuffner, Trish.

The Arts and Crafts Busy Book. Minnetonka, MN: Meadowbrook Press, 2003. (L)

Art activities for children, ages 2-6, are included in this book filled with ideas for educators and parents.

Kurtz, Jane.

Faraway Home. San Diego: Harcourt, 2000. (P-I)

A father describes his homeland to his daughter before a brief trip back to Ethiopia.

Lakin, Patricia.

Beach Day! New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001. (P-I)

Four crocodiles—Sam, Pam, Will and Jill—head for the beach, but it does take them a while to get there.

Landon, Rocky.

A Native American Thought of It. Toronto: Annick Press, 2008. (I)

Through eight different categories, discover all of the amazing things that were invented by members of the First Nations.

Larrañaga, Ana Martín.

Pepo and Lolo Are Friends. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2004. (T)

Pepo the pig and Lolo the bird are friends—running, jumping, singing and playing together.

Lassieur, Allison.

The Ancient Greeks. New York: Franklin Watts, 2004. (I)

Everything about the ancient Greeks, from their people and architecture, to sports and warfare, is provided in this book.


Painters of the Caves. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1998.

Brief text is interspersed with rich artwork to tell the story of the cave of Chauvet, but also tells about the Stone Age people who painted their stories in the caves.

Lawrence, Caroline.

The Sirens of Surrentum. Milford, Conn: Roaring Brook Press, 2007. (I)

11-year-old Flavia and her friends try to figure out who is poisoning the guests at a luxurious Roman home in a mystery set a few years after the eruption of Vesuvius. Part of a series of ancient Roman mysteries.

Leedy, Loren.

Mapping Penny's World. New York: Henry Holt, 2000. (P+)

Lisa promptly puts her new learning about maps, their tools and legends, to work as she maps the world of her dog, Penny.

Lesser, Carolyn, and Laura Regan.

Dig Hole, Soft Mole. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1996. (P) OP

Readers follow a star-nosed mole as he explores underground and underwater. The muted palette gives the illustrations a soft tone.

Leuck, Laura.

I Love My Pirate Papa. Orlando: Harcourt, 2007. (P+)

Pirate and son sail the seas with adventurous fun in this lively rhyming text.

Lewin, Ted.

Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu. New York: Philomel Books, 2002. (I)

While searching for someplace else, archeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the ruins of an amazing "lost" city.

Lies, Brian.

Bats at the Beach. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. (T-I)

Bats pack up, set up and have fun for a night at the beach under the moonlight.

Lies, Brian.

Hamlet and the Magnificent Sandcastle. North Kingstown, RI: Moon Mountain Publishers, 2001. (I)

Hamlet the pig entices his friend, Quince the porcupine, to build the biggest sandcastle ever, until the tide comes in.

Lively, Penelope.

In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid. New York: Delacorte Press, 2001. (I)

This dramatic story will appeal to fans of mythology and tells the story of the Aeneid in simple language.

Lock, Deborah.

Grow It, Cook It. New York: DK, 2008. (I+)

Learn to grow and cook your own vegetables.

London, Jonathan.

A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2005 (P)

Enjoy this action story with fun colorful trucks as they perform various tasks.

Long, Melinda, and David Shannon.

Pirates Don't Change Diapers. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2007. (P)

In this sequel to Long & Shannon's How I Became a Pirate, Jeremy Jacob and the pirate band discover the terrors of babysitting. As usual, Shannon's acrylic illustrations add hilarity to every page.

Lourie, Peter.

On the Texas Trail of Cabeza de Vaca. Honesdale, Pa: Boyds Mills Press, 2008. (I)

Lourie follows the trail that the conquistador de Vaca took through Texas.

Lourie, Peter.

The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd. Wappingers Falls, N.Y.: Shawangunk Press, 1996. (I)

Tales of pirate treasure bring two boys together in this novel set along the Hudson River.

Lourie, Peter.

The Mystery of the Maya: Uncovering the Lost City of Palenque. Honesdale, Pa: Boyds Mills Press, 2001. (I)

Follow the work of a team of archeologists as they explore a lost city in the Yucatan.

Lowell, Susan, and Jim Harris.

The Three Little Javelinas. Flagstaff, Ariz.: Northland Pub., 1992. (P+)

A re-telling of the Three Little Pigs that involves Southwestern elements, so the javelinas are pursued by a coyote as they build their doomed houses of tumbleweeds and then saguaro before finding safety in adobe.

MacDonald, Fiona.

How to Be a Roman Soldier. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2005. (I)

Readers are asked to imagine life in ancient Roman and envision being a soldier. Do you have what it takes?

Mack, Jeff.

Hush Little Polar Bear. New York: Roaring Book Press, 2008. (T)

A little polar bear sleeps in the snow and dreams about all the places he can go.

MacMillan, Kathy, and Christine Kirker.

Storytime Magic: 400 Fingerplays, Flannelboards, and Other Activities. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009. (L)

This fresh collection of resources for storytimes is organized around 17 popular themes. Bonus matter includes a list of additional storytime resources and how to make flannelboards and other storytime materials.

Maddigan, Beth.

The Big Book of Reading, Rhyming and Resources: Programs for Children, Ages 4-8. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005. (L)

Rhymes, songs, crafts and games are included in this theme-based book for libraries.

Mallett, David, and Ora Eitan.

Inch by Inch: The Garden Song. New York, N.Y.: HarperCollins, 1997. (P+)

The classic folk song is illustrated with brightly colored paintings. This book includes music, piano accompaniment, and chords.

Mann, Elizabeth.

Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds. New York: Mikaya Press, 2000. (I)

This beautifully illustrated book describes the construction of Machu Picchu and explores the Incan culture.

Manning, Phillip Lars.

Dinomummy: The Life, Death, and Discovery of Dakota, a Dinosaur from Hell Creek. Boston, Mass: Kingfisher, 2007. (I) (TBP)

This is the story of Tyler Lyson, a teenaged dinosaur hunter, who stumbled on the fossils and the mummified remains of a dinosaur.

Markle, Sandra.

Outside and Inside Dinosaurs. New York: Aladdin, 2003. (P-I)

Markle helps readers learn how fossils tell us much about the way dinosaurs lived. Photographs, x-rays, and computer imaging pair with comparisons to animals living today to make the learning easier.

Markle, Sandra.

Outside and Inside Mummies. New York: Walker & Co, 2005. (P-I) (TBP)

Today's technology, including DNA testing and x-rays, reveal the secrets of mummies from around the world.

Marven, Nigel.

Dinosaurs: A Tour of the World's Most Important Finds. Boston, Mass: Kingfisher, 2010. (I)

Marven, a television wildlife show host and naturalist, explores the various major dinosaur finds on each continent and explains how they were found. Illustrations portray museum exhibits and more.

Masi, Wendy S.

Toddler Play. [SI]: Creative Publishing International, 2001. (L)

Music, games and other play-filled activities are included in this book based on Gymboree programs.

Masiello, Ralph.

Ancient Egypt Drawing Book. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2008. (I)

Step-by-step instructions are provided for young readers who want to learn to draw Egyptian symbols and icons.

Masurel, Clarie.

Diez perros en la tienda. New York: Ediciones Norte-Sur, 2000. (P)

Count the fun-loving dogs, as window shoppers choose their favorite pet.

Masurel, Clarie.

Ten Dogs in the Window. New York: NorthSouth Books, 1997 (P)

Count the fun-loving dogs, as window shoppers choose their favorite pet.

Mathieson, Roberta, Sally Crabtree, and David Crossley.

Ten cuidado catarina. Mexico: Advanced Marketing, 2002. (T)

A little lady bug goes on an adventure with other creatures before she is united with her friends. Ten action verbs are emphasized throughout the text.

Mayer, Mercer.

The Lost Dinosaur Bone. New York: HarperFestival, 2007. (P-I)

Little Critter searches for a lost dinosaur bone when an exhibit is closed to his class at the natural history museum.

Mayo, Margaret, and Alex Ayliffe.

Dig, Dig, Digging. New York: Puffin, 2007. (P)

Mayo's repetitive text gives readers an overview of many big machines: diggers "dig, dig, digging"; fire engines "race, race, racing"; garbage trucks "gobble, gobble, gobbling." The collage illustrations show each machine in motion.

MacDonald, Fiona

How to Be an Aztec Warrior. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2005. (I)

By describing the daily routines and rituals of a warrior, MacDonald offers a unique approach to learning about the culture and history of the Aztec empire.

McConnell, Sarah.

Don't Mention Pirates. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron's, 2006. (P-I)

Despite the one family rule--"Don't Mention Pirates"--Scarlet Silver and her family realize they are pirates at heart. McConnell's colorful watercolor and ink illustrations show the Silvers in action.

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis.

The Golden Goblet. New York, U.S.A.: Puffin Books, 1986. (I) (TBP)

This Newbery Honor book tells the story of a young Egyptian boy who discovers a thief in the gold shop where he works. Set during the reign of Amenhotep III.

McKay, Sindy.

Animals Under Our Feet. San Anselmo, CA: Treasure Bay, 2007. (T-I)

Animals, like moles and armadillos, are explored in this nonfiction book filled with pictures of the diggers.

McKinney, John.

Let's Go Geocaching. New York: DK Publishing, 2008. (I)

Part of the Boys' Life Reader series, this book teaches children everything they need to know about geocaching.

McKissack, Patricia.

El jardin de Bessey, la desordenada. New York: Children's Press, 2002. (T+)

Bessey plants a garden and discovers that tending to the plants will result in a fruitful garden.

McKissack, Patricia.

Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba, Angola, Africa, 1595. New York: Scholastic, 2000. (I) (TBP)

Part of the Royal Diaries series, this is the story of an African princess who hopes to lead her people against invasion by Portuguese slave traders.

McMullan, Kate and Jim McMullan.

I Stink! New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 2002. (T-I)

This hungry, stinky garbage truck shows us all the garbage he "eats" and explains what happens to it while we are still asleep and he is working hard.

McMullan, Kate, and Jim McMullan.

I'm Bad! New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 2008. (P)

An in-your-face T. Rex tries to catch some "tweets" but has no luck until Mom T. Rex come to the rescue.

Milord, Susan.

If I Could: A Mother's Promise. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2008. (T-P)

The love between a mother and child are illustrated through fictional raccoons in this picture book.

Min, Laura.

Las gallinas de Senora Sato/ Mrs. Sato's Chickens. Glenview, IL: GoodYearBooks, 1994. (T)

Have fun counting colorful eggs with Mrs. Sato.

Mitchell, Mark.

Raising La Belle. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 2002. (I) (TBP)

Texas author, Mitchell, tells the story of the discovery of explorer La Salle's famous ship and how underwater archeologists found it and raised it.

Mitton, Tony, and Selina Young.

Once Upon a Tide. Oxford; New York: David Fickling Books, 2006. (P)

"Down by the seashore," Bess and her little brother begin an adventure that leads to treasure and back home again. The lovely watercolor and ink illustrations complement the rhyming text.

Mitton, Tony.

Dazzling Diggers. New York: Kingfisher, 1997. (T-P)

Diggers can do lots of things, like scoop with shovels, bulldoze with blades and keep steady with jacks. The drivers in the illustration help show us how, and a picture dictionary about the parts of diggers is included.

Mitton, Tony.

Dinosaurumpus. New York: Orchard Books, 2002. (T-P)

Dancing dinosaurs romp through this rhyming tale featuring the names of many different dinosaurs from the T-Rex to the Triceratops.

Moore, Elizabeth and Alice Couvillon.

Ancient Mounds of Watson Brakes: Oldest Earthworks in North America. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co, 2009. (I)

An amateur archeologist shows her grandchildren Indian mounds in Louisiana.

Moore, Rain.

How Do You Say Good Night? New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2008. (T-I)

Rhyme everyone to sleep in this book about how babies and people call it a night.

Mora, Pat

Sweet Dreams/ Dulces sueños. New York: Rayo, 2008. (T)

Grandmother kisses her grandchildren goodnight and tells them that other things, like the stars and various animals, are sleeping, too.

Mora, Pat.

Let's Eat! ¡A Comer! New York: Rayo, 2008. (T+)

A family gathers for dinner. As the father looks at his family, and all the food they are about to eat, he tells his family that they are very wealthy.

Mortenson, Greg, and Susan L. Roth.

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009. (P+) (TBP)

Mortenson tells the story of how he was saved by the Pakistani village of Korphe during a failed mountain climb, and came to be doing the work of building schools in their region after being inspired by the children's voices at their studies to thank them in this way.

Mortenson, Greg, David Oliver, and Sarah Thomson.

Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader's Edition. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009. (I+) (TBP)

Mortenson tells the story of how he was saved by the Pakistani village of Korphe during a failed mountain climb, and came to be doing the work of building schools in their region after being inspired by the children's voices at their studies to thank them in this way.

Most, Bernard.

Catch me if you can! / !a que no me alcanzas! San Diego: Green Light Readers/Harcourt Brace, 1999. (P)

Grandpa and grandchild dinosaur play a game of catch. Grandpa catches his granddaughter and tells her he loves her.

Mother Goose Programs.

What's the Big Idea? Math and Science Librarian Kit. Chester, VT: Mother Goose Programs, 2009. (L)

A librarian's manual provides books and activities to introduce children, ages 2-6, to early math and science concepts, and fun in their library.

Munro, Roxie.

Inside Outside Dinosaurs. Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish Children, 2009. (P-I)

Munro's trademark bold illustrations offer a look at dinosaurs from inside and outside. Minimal text allows the reader to peruse the skeletons (inside) and representations of dinosaurs as they probably appeared in their natural habitat.

Murphy, Stuart J.

Super Sand Castle Saturday. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. (I)

A sand castle building contest includes math concepts of measurement with non standard units. Who will win, and how will these friends measure their creations at the beach?

Nakagawa, Chihiro.

Who Made This Cake? Asheville, N.C.: Front Street, 2008. (T-P)

A little boy imagines all of the construction vehicles it took to make his birthday cake. Koyose's watercolor and ink illustrations put the reader right in the middle of the project.

Nelson, Scott Reynolds.

Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2008. (I) (TBP)

Written in the first person, this is the amazing account of how one man's research, and his continual digging for information, solved the mystery of an American legend.

Nevius, Carol, and Bill Thomson.

Building with Dad. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2006. (P)

The realistic illustrations rely on perspective to show the huge job of building a new school.

Niland, Deborah.

Let's Play! La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2007. (T)

Red Dog, Blue Cat and Yellow Bird spend a fun friendly day on a playground together.

Novak, Matt.

Too Many Bunnies. New Milford, CT: Roaring Book Press, 2005. (T)

Chubby, Fuzzy, Flopp, Whiskers and Bob are too crowded in their bunny hole so each one decides to move to another hole. As they each follow one another to the next hole, there are still too many bunnies!

O'Brien, Patrick.

Sabertooth. New York: Henry Holt and Co, 2008. (I)

Smilodon, the sabertooth tiger whose bones were found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, is the focal point for this oversized book about these prehistoric felines.

Olson, K.C., and David Gordon.

Construction Countdown. New York: Henry Holt, 2004. (T-P)

Readers count from "ten mighty dump trucks" down to the "one gigantic sandbox with room to drive them all." Gordon's illustrations are colorful and easy to count.

Olson-Brown, Ellen.

Hush, Little Digger. Berkeley: Tricycle Press, 2006. (T-P)

A construction-themed version of the traditional rhyme/song, this book offers brightly colored illustrations and plenty of mighty machines.

Orpinas, Jean-Paul, Marco Colletti, Wayne Kalama, and Rich Thomas.

Disney Piratas del Caribe, El Perla Negra/ Disney Pirates of the Caribbean, The Black Pearl. Everest Internacional, 2006 (I+)

Davy Jones and Captain Jack Sparrow make a pact and work together to rescue Davy's love from cursed pirates.

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Mummies in the Morning. New York: Random House, 1993. (I) (TBP)

In this entry in The Magic Tree House series, Jack and his sister go to Ancient Egypt where they meet a queen waiting to travel to the afterlife. Couple this with Mummies and Pyramids: a Nonfiction Companion to Mummies In The Morning.

Panchyk, Richard.

Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past; 25 Activities. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2001. (I+)

Activities are used to introduce young readers to various aspects of archaeology and the scientific principles that support finding ancient secrets.

Park, Linda Sue.

What Does Bunny See? A Book of Colors and Flowers. New York: Clarion Books, 2005. (T-P)

A cottage garden blooms flowers and vibrant colors for Bunny to see as she explores until she lays down to sleep and "dreams a rainbow dream."

Parr, Todd.

El libro de la paz. Barcelona: Ediciones Serres, 2005. (T)

This is a fun book with vibrantly colored illustrations that discusses all the ways and places where people that can find peace, like hugging a friend.

Parr, Todd.

The Peace Book. Barcelona: Ediciones Serres, 2005. (T)

This is a fun book with vibrantly colored illustrations that discusses all the ways and places where people that can find peace, like hugging a friend.

Parton, Dolly, and Judith Sutton.

Coat of Many Colors. New York: HarperCollins, 1994. (P+)

Although teased by her classmates, a young Tennessee girl values the winter coat quilted from scraps that her mother has made for her.

Patent, Dorothy Henshaw.

Mystery of the Lascaux Cave. New York: Benchmark Books, 1998. (I, L)

A nonfiction book about the people and paintings of the earliest paintings discovered in the cave near Lascaux, France.

Peck, Jan.

Pirate Treasure Hunt! Gretna, LA: Pelican Pub., 2008. (P+)

This action story is an adaptation of "We're going on a bear hunt." Enjoy going on a treasure hunt with pirates who have outgoing personalities.

Pellant, Chris, and Helen Pellant.

Rock Stars: Fossils. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2009. (P+)

Part of an informational series on rocks of all kinds, this title features great photographs of actual fossils as well as advice for the budding fossil collector.

Perkins, Al.

The Digging-est Dog. New York: Random House, 1967. (P)

In this early reader, once Dog learns that he is a natural digger, he doesn't want to stop.

Pilegard, Virginia Walton.

The Emperor's Army. Gretna, LA: Pelican, 2010. (I)

After being forced to flee their homes, a farmer and his son observe a magnificent terra-cotta army being built in China.

Platt, Richard.

Piratas. New York: DK Publishing., 2005. (I+)

This Eyewitness series book discusses pirates and includes wonderful photo illustrations about the history of pirates.

Platt, Richard.

Pirate. New York: DK Publishing, 2007. (I+)

This Eyewitness series book discusses pirates and includes wonderful photo illustrations about the history of pirates.

Platt, Richard.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Visual Guide. New York: DK Publishing, 2006. (I+)

This guide highlights exciting scenes from the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, "Dead Man's Chest".

Plourde, Lynn.

Dino Pets. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2007. (P)

This is an imaginative story about a boy who shops for a pet dinosaur. He soon discovers that he can't keep up with all his dinosaur pets and loses track of them.

Plowdon, Sally Harmon, and Tee Plowdon.

Turtle Tracks. Spartanburg, S.C.: Palmetto Conservation Foundation/PCF Press, 2001. (P+)

Two children watch as loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings make their way from their nest on a beach to the sea.

Prelutsky, Jack, and Arnold Lobel.

Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1992. (P-I) (TBP)

Prelutsky's wordplay highlights fourteen species of dinosaurs. Arnold Lobel's watercolor illustrations add to the fun.

Rathmann, Peggy.

Good Night Gorilla. New York: Putnam, 1993. (T-P)

Follow the zookeeper and his zoo animals on the loose, some in the zookeeper's bed.

Ray, Deborah Kogan.

Dinosaur Mountain: Digging into the Jurassic Age. New York: Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2010. (I)

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, explorers and paleontologists raced to unearth and classify dinosaur bones. This is the true story of one geologist who searched for fossils on behalf of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Redmond, Shirley-Raye, and Simon Sullivan.

The Dog That Dug for Dinosaurs: a True Story. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2004. (P-I)

Based on the true story, this early reader account tells of Tray, the dog that led Mary Anning to the discovery of a lifetime.

Relf, Patricia.

A Dinosaur Named Sue: the Story of the Colossal Fossil: the World's Most Complete T-Rex. New York: Scholastic, 2000. (I+) (TBP)

This fascinating account follows Sue's skeleton from her discovery in South Dakota in 1990 to her unveiling at the Field Museum in Chicago in 2000. Along the way, readers see first-hand the many scientists who worked to learn about her and her environment as well as put together the puzzle that is Sue.

Rennert, Laura, and Marc Tolon Brown.

Buying, Training, and Caring for Your Dinosaur. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. (P-I)

Readers get advice on how to choose the right pet dino. Brown's gouache illustrations set a hilarious tone for the text.

Rex, Michael.

You Can Do Anything, Daddy! New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. (P)

In this cross between The Runaway Bunny and Bionicles, Daddy promises to save his son from robot gorilla pirates from Mars. The son then reassures his daddy that he can take care of all the injuries Daddy incurred along the way.

Rinaldo, Denise.

Cities of the Dead: Finding Lost Civilizations. New York: Franklin Watts, 2008. (I+)

Part of the 24/7 Behind the Scenes series, this book explores how archeologists learn about lost civilizations.

Robinson, Elizabeth Keeler, and Bob McMahon.

Making Cents. Berkeley, Calif.: Tricycle Press, 2008.(P+)

In the context of a group of kids saving money to build a clubhouse, each monetary unit is shown with interesting facts and the value is described in terms of which supplies it will help them purchase.

Rockwell, Anne.

Good Morning Digger. New York: Viking, 2005. (P)

A little boy watches an excavator from the beginning stages of digging a simple hole, to the final stages of building a beautiful community center for all to enjoy.

Rockwell, Anne.

One Bean. New York: Walker and Co., 1998. (P)

A little boy plants one bean and discovers that it was able to sprout leaves, flowers, and many more beans that he could eat.

Rogers, Paul and Emma Rogers.

Ruby's Dinnertime. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2002. (T)

Emma likes eating and playing with her food, making a mess until everyone finally realizes she wants to eat at the big table.

Rollins, James.

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009. (I+) (TBP)

A middle school boy and his sister are magically transported to the prehistoric world of the Maya.

Rose, Sally, and Scott McDougall.

The Mix & Match Book of Bugs: Create 1000 Creepy-Crawly Creatures! New York: Little Simon, 2000. (P-I)

Rose's engineered book comes with drawings and labels for ten insects, with each drawing divided into three panels. Readers can mix and match head, body, and tail to create hundreds of bugs.

Ross, Kathy.

Crafts for Kids Who are Learning About Dinosaurs. Millbrook Press, 2008. (I, L) (TBP)

A dinosaur magnet is just one of many crafts in this book featuring dinosaur facts and fun crafts.

Ross, Kathy.

The Best Birthday Parties Ever: A Kid's Do-It-Yourself Guide. Brookfield, Conn: Millbrook Press, 1999. (I, L)

Party ideas and themes fill this guidebook for creating great parties.

Ryder, Joanne, and Melissa Sweet.

A House By the Sea. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1994. (P) OP

A delightful rhyming text tells of all the wonders of living in a little house by the sea. Watercolor illustrations bring the story to life.

Rylant, Cynthia.

Brownie & Pearl Step Out. Orlando: Harcourt, 2009. (T)

Brownie and her cat, Pearl, are invited to a birthday party where a shy Pearl hesitates to enter when Pearl goes through the kitty door. Inside, Brownie has fun after all with her friends.

Sabuda, Robert, and Matthew Reinhart.

Dinosaurs: Encyclopedia Prehistorica. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2005. (P+)

Sabuda's genius leaps off the pages with each turn. Fragile yet fantastic, the intricate pop-ups include a T. Rex snout coming right at the reader and an Archeopteryx that seems about to fly off the page.

Sands, Emily.

The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2005. (I)

Filled with facts and interactive fun, this book purports to be the journal of an Egyptologist who mysteriously vanished on a voyage on the Nile in 1927.

Sayre, April Pulley, and Barbara Bash.

Dig, Wait, Listen: a Desert Toad's Tale. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2001. (P-I)

The life cycle of the spadefoot toad is told through onomatopoeia, announcing all the sounds the toad hears while waiting for the rain. Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor illustrations juxtapose the dry desert with the rainy season.

Scamell, Ragnhild.

Ouch! Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2006. (T-I)

Animal friends try to help Hedgehog, who gets an apple and more stuck on her back, until Goat finally comes through.


Aztec: Kids @ the Crossroads. Toronto: Annick Press, 2009. (I)

A 12-year-old Aztec boy meets a stranger who has traveled across the ocean. At first he tries to befriend the man but soon becomes alarmed and tries to warn his people about the conquistador. Blog style facts add to the immediacy of the story.

Scarry, Richard.

Richard Scarry's Find Your ABCs. New York Sterling Publishing Company, 2009. (T-P)

Go on a hunt and search for ABC's in this concept book.

Schertle, Alice, and Barbara Lavallee.

All You Need for a Beach. Orlando: Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2004. (P)

This rhyming text puts together all the things needed to make a beach fun, including "YOU." The watercolor and gouache illustrations tie it all together.

Schertle, Alice, and Earl B. Lewis.

Down the Road. San Diego: Browndeer Press, 1995. (P+) (TBP)

Hetty's parents offer their love and forgiveness when her errand of bringing the eggs home is ruined by the distraction of apple-picking.

Schiller, Pam and Phipps, Pat.

The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood: Over 1200 Easy Activities to Support Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 2002. (L)

Themes and lessons targeted for children, ages 3-6.

Schiller, Pam and Rafael Lara-Alecio and Beverly J. Irby.

The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs and Fingerplays. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 2004. (L)

This resource offers a wide range of traditional songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories in Spanish and English.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro.

First the Egg. New Milford, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2007. (T+)

This simple story shows the progressive stages of various things, such as first the egg then the chicken.

Seeger, Pete, and Linda S. Wingerter.

One Grain of Sand: a Lullaby. New York: Little, Brown, 2002. (P) OP

Pete Seeger's moving lullaby reminds us that, even though one grain of sand is so small, it has its place in the world, just as does "one little boy, one little girl…one little me, one little you."

Serafini, Frank.

Looking Closely Along the Shore. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2008. (P-I)

Brilliant color photographs are at the heart of this delightful guessing game. Readers are asked to look closely at a small circle of photo and guess what it is; turn the page and the full photograph follows in a 1-1/2 page spread along with the answer.

Shah, Idries, and Jeff Jackson.

The Silly Chicken. Cambridge, Mass.: Hoopoe Books, 2000. (P+)

Townspeople react to the dire pronouncement of a chicken without further questioning.

Shah, Idries, and Natasha Delmar.

The Old Woman and the Eagle. Boston, Mass.: Hoopoe Books, 2003. (P+)

A woman who has never seen an eagle before stubbornly tries to force him into the shape of a pigeon until he escapes and puts himself right again.

Shah, Idries, and Rose May Santiago.

The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal. Boston: Hoopoe Books, 2000. (T+)

An apprehensive village is slowly won over by the boy who shows them that the strange object they dread is in fact something positive, a tasty food source.

Shah, Idries, and Rose May Santiago.

The Farmer's Wife. Cambridge, MA: Hoopoe Books, 1998. (T+)

The farmer's wife has dropped her apple into a hole, and exerts her efforts toward the world around her to get some help, but the help arrives from an unexpected direction.

Shannon, David.

How I Became a Pirate. San Diego: Harcourt, 2003. (P+)

Jeremy, a young boy, goes on an adventure with real pirates. He learns how to behave like a pirate but soon misses the comfort of being in his own home, especially at bedtime.

Shannon, George, and Sam Williams.

Busy in the Garden. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2006. (P)

Watercolor illustrations highlight this collection of poems about gardening and planting.

Shapiro, Karen Jo, and Judith DuFour Love.

I Must Go Down to the Beach Again and Other Poems. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2007. (P-I)

Twenty-three parodies of famous poems include the title and poet of the original "with apologies" as well as endnotes on each of the famous poets misquoted.

Shepard, Aaron, Alisher Dianov, and Wilhelm Hauff.

The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad. New York: Clarion Books, 1995. (I) (TBP)

The Calif of Baghdad is tricked by a peddler in his treacherous brother's employ into purchasing a snuff box that turns him and his Vizier into storks.

Shepard, Aaron, and Daniel San Souci.

The Gifts of Wali Dad. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995. (P) (TBP)

Wali Dad is a plain man who takes the surplus of his earnings and makes a gift of it, which comes back again, resulting in a sequence of gift-giving that brings Wali Dad and his gift recipients together.

Sherrow, Victoria.

National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Africa: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Africa's Past. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2007. (I)

The complex history of ancient African cultures, including the Dogon of Mali, is explored.

Shone, Rob.

Fantastic Fossils. New York: Rosen Central, 2008. (I, Y)

This graphic novel provides factual information about famous archaeologists and their famous finds, including the famous "Bone Wars" between Paleontologists Cope and Marsh.

Shulevitz, Uri.

How I Learned Geography. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008. (P-I) (TBP)

After fleeing Warsaw with his family, Uri's father buys a map instead of bread, and Uri learns to travel the world in his living room.

Sierra, Judy.

Fantastic Theater: Puppets and Plays for Young Performers and Young Audiences. [Bronx, NY]: H.W. Wilson Co., 1991 (L)

The scripts include puppet plays that are adapted from traditional rhymes, songs, poetry, and fables.

Sierra, Judy.

Flannel Board Storytelling Book, second edition. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1997. (L)

This resource offers a variety of flannelboard stories to duplicate and present.

Simmons, Jane.

Together. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. (T-P)

Two dog friends—Mousse and Nut—met in the rain and became fast friends until they discover they don't like to do all of the same things. But, the sun soon shines again.

Simon, Seymour, Nicole Fauteaux, and Doug Cushman.

Let's Try It Out With Towers and Bridges. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003. (P+)

Learn science using activities with blocks, clay, cardboard, straws and paper to make stronger structures.

Skurzynski, Gloria and Alane Ferguson.

Cliff-hanger: A Mystery in Mesa Verde National Park. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2007. (I) (TBP)

Jack and his younger sister accompany their parents to Mesa Verde where they become involved in a mystery. The park contains some of the oldest habitats in the Americas and the lives of the people who lived there, and subsequently abandoned the cliff dwellings, is itself a mystery.

Steinberg, Laya.

Thesaurus Rex. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2003. (T-P)

Thesaurus Rex drinks milk, explores, plays in the mud and gets a scrub in the tub before getting wrapped up in bed in this story featuring lots of synonyms along with this dinosaur's fun.

Stevens, Janet.

The Great Fuzz Frenzy. Orlando: Harcourt, 2005. (T-I)

A tennis ball falls down a prairie dog hole and the prarie dog colony discovers all that fuzz.

Stickland, Paul.

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs. New York: Puffin, 2002. (T-P)

Ten not-so-terrible dinosaurs stomp, romp and play in this countdown book.

Stilton, Thea.

Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck. New York: Scholastic, 2010. (I)

Five mice dive to a haunted shipwreck in search of their missing teacher and find a long lost diamond.

Stilton, Thea.

Thea Stilton and the Secret City. New York: Scholastic, 2010. (I)

Thea and her friends head to Peru where the five mice climb the Andes and discover a treasure hidden in an Incan city.

Stock, Catherine.

Where Are You Going, Manyoni? New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1993. (T+)

Manyoni is walking to her school, and her visual journey is filled with the animals and plants of Zimbabwe.

Stone, Rex.

Dinosaur Cove: Tracking the Diplodocus. New York: Scholastic, 2010. (I)

Two boys find a secret entrance that leads them to the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs. Part of the Dinosaur Cove series.

Sweeney, Joan, and Annette Cable.

Me on the Map. New York: Crown, 1996. (P+)

Putting herself on the map, and suggesting that anyone could find their own place in the same way, a young girl uses simple drawings to expand her world from her room, street, town, state, etc. and then reverses her course back from the globe.

Swinburne, Stephen R., and Bruce Hiscock.

Turtle Tide: the Ways of Sea Turtles. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2005. (P-I)

Readers follow the life cycle of a sea turtle from the mother laying her 100 eggs on the beach to the lone surviving hatchling, making its way through the ocean.

Tanaka, Shelley.

Mummies: The Newest Coolest and Creepiest from Around the World. Toronto, Ont: Madison Press, 2005. (I) (TBP)

Colorful and sometimes grizzly photographs accompany information about the latest mummies found in Chile, Thailand, and other areas of the world.

Tanaka, Shelley.

New Dinos: The Latest Finds! The Coolest Dinosaur Discoveries! New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003. (I) (TBP)

Information about recent findings is provided along with dramatic illustrations.

Tankard, Jeremy.

Boo Hoo Bird. New York: Scholastic Press, 2009. (T-P)

Bird gets "bonked" in the head in a game of catch and a whole gang of friends tries to make him feel better until, finally, he's ready to play again.

Thimmesh, Catherine.

Lucy Long Ago: Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came From. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. (I) (TBP)

The discovery of fossilized remains in Ethiopia changed what we know about human evolution. The book traces the discovery and explores how scientists put the bones together and what they learned about one of our oldest ancestors.

Todd, Emma.

Dogs Colorful Day. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2001. (P)

Dog starts his day with one color on his ear. At the end of the day, dog is covered with spots of various colors from being out and having fun.

Tofts, Hannah.

Una Sandia bien Fria. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2007 (T+)

This counting book includes colorful photos of fruits and vegetables to count.

Tucker, Kathy, and Nadine Bernard Westcott.

Do Pirates Take Baths? Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 1997. (P-I) (TBP)

Short silly poems answer a number of Pirate FAQ. Cartoon-like illustrations make this a fun read.

Van Fleet, Matthew.

Dog. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007. (P)

This pull-tab and lift-the-flap book includes actual photos of various dogs that display their carefree and fun personalities.

Venezia, Mike.

Mary Leakey: Archaeologist Who Really Dug Her Work. New York: Children's Press, 2009. (I)

With Venezia's trademark illustrations, readers explore the life and career of a famous archeologist.

Voelkel, J&P.

The Jaguar Stones: Book One. Hanover, NH: Smith & Sons, 2007. (I-Y)

Fourteen-year-old Max is looking forward to a family vacation when his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan that takes Max to a remote Mayan ruin.

Walker, Sally M.

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 2009. (I)

Forensic scientists explore history through bones recovered from Colonial Virginia and Maryland.

Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth.

Rabbit's Bedtime. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. (T)

At bedtime, rabbit thinks about all the many good things that happened during the day.

Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth.

Shells! Shells! Shells! Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish Children, 2007. (T-P)

Buddy Bear and his mama spend the day at the beach searching for shells. The meticulous cut paper illustrations include actual photographs of the various kinds of shells one might find on a beach.

Walsh, Melanie.

Do Donkeys Dance? Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. (T)

Through questions and answers, children learn about movements of animals and insects in this simple, silly and bright book for toddlers.

Walters, Virginia, and S.D. Schindler.

Are We There Yet, Daddy? New York: Viking, 1999. (P+)

With the use of maps and counting skills to measure the distance to Grandma's house, a young boy navigates a 100-mile car trip with his dog and dad.

Ward, Jennifer.

Over In The Garden. Flagstaff, AZ: Rising Moon, 2002. (T-I)

Over in the garden are lots of different bugs—from one to ten, in fact—in this rhyming book written to the traditional tune of "Over in the Meadow."

Waring, Richard.

La gallina hambrienta. Barcelona: Ed. Juventud, 2003. (T+)

A sneaky fox watches and waits to capture his prey. As each day passes, the chicken grows bigger and bigger. When fox finally decides to make his move, it's too late; the chicken has now outgrown the fox.

Warren, Jean.

Storytime Theme-a-Saurus: The Great Big Book of Storytime Teaching Themes. Everett, WA: Warren Publishing House, 1993. (L)

Storytime themes with songs and fingerplays are provided in this resource for educators and librarians.

Watt, Fiona.

Este no es mi tractor: tiene el motor ondulado. Tulsa, Okla. USA: EDC Pub., 2002. (T+)

This board book includes textured pages for children to touch as they learn the various parts of a tractor.

Weitzman, David.

Pharaoh's Boat. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

With striking illustrations, Weitzman shows how a great boat was built that would ferry the pharaoh into the next world.

Wellington, Monica.

Zinnia's Flower Garden. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2005. (P+)

Zinnia has fun planting seeds and watching the flowers grow. Once the flowers bloom, she sells them and replants seeds for the next year's new blooms.

Wells, Robert E.

¿Bebio un dinosaurio de esta agua? Barcelona: Editorial Juventud, 2007. (P+)

This book discusses the science of how some molecules that are found in water may have some connection with ancient dinosaur watering holes.

Whitehouse, Patricia.

¿Que puede excavar? Chicago, Ill.: Heinemann Library, 2004. (P)

This book displays excavating machines working and digging up soil.

Whitford, Rebecca.

Sleepy Little Yoga. Henry Holt and Company, 2007. (T)

Yoga Baby strikes different yoga poses resembling animals from bats to porcupines until sleep comes. The book explains the yoga poses presented along with photographs of children demonstrating them.

Wiesner, David.

Flotsam. New York: Clarion Books, 2006. (P-I)

In this wordless Caldecott Medal winner, a boy finds a camera at the beach and discovers an incredible world beneath the waves.

Willems, Mo.

Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2006. (P)

In Mo Willems' signature style, this is the tale of Edwina, who is convinced by the local scholar that she is extinct.

Williams, Rozanne Lanczak.

The Coin Counting Book. Watertown, Mass.: Charlesbridge, 2001. (P+)

Rhyming verses and visual groupings of coins help readers to learn money counting skills.

Wilson, Carma.

Bear's New Friend. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006 (T)

Bear tries to discover who is hiding. All his animal friends join in the fun and find a new friend who is a little shy.

Wilson, Karma.

Hilda Must Be Dancing. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004. (T-P)

Hilda is a hippo who loves dancing, but creates too much noise for the other animals until she tries dancing in the water.

Wilson-Max, Ken.

Max Loves Sunflowers. New York: Hyperion Books, 1999. (T)

A popup book shows Max planting a seed and caring for it until a sunflower appears.

Winskill, John.

Amigos en la Selva. New York: Random House, 2003. (T+)

Mowgli enjoys having fun playing with all his friends in the jungle.

Winter, Jeanette.

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan. New York: Beach Lane Books, 2009. (P+)

Nasreen pulls away from the world after losing her parents to the Taliban, but blossoms again after her grandmother risks taking her to a secret school for girls.

Wisnieski, David.

Sundiata: Lion King of Mali. New York: Clarion Books, 1992. (P-I)

Cut paper illustrations highlight the story of a young boy who overcame hardships to become the king of Mali.

Wyatt, Valerie.

Who Discovered America? Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2008. (I) ) (TBP)

While it's popular to think that Columbus discovered America, Wyatt offers information about the various other explorers who may have actually been here first.

Ye, Ting-xing.

The Chinese Thought of It. Toronto: Annick Press, 2009. (I)

Amazing inventions and ideas that were first thought of by the Chinese are described.

Yolen, Jane.

¿Como comen los dinosaurios? New York: Scholastic, 2005. (P)

Dinosaurs behave badly when it's time to eat their food. At the end of the story, a dinosaur shows the correct way to eat his food using good manners.

Yolen, Jane.

¿Como se curan los dinosaurios? New York: Scholastic, 2003. (P)

Dinosaurs display childish and disagreeable behavior when they are sick. They spit out their medicine and throw tissues on the floor. At the end of this story, well-behaved dinosaurs display good behavior so they can get well soon.

Yolen, Jane.

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? New York: The Blue Sky Press, 2005. (T-I)

Dinosaurs share messes and manners as children learn how dinosaurs eat their food.

Yolen, Jane.

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? New York: Blue Sky Press, 2003. (P)

Dinosaurs display childish and disagreeable behavior when they are sick. They spit out their medicine and throw tissues on the floor. At the end of this story, well-behaved dinosaurs display good behavior so they can get well soon.

Yorinks, Adrienne, and Jeanette Larson.

Quilt of States: Piecing Together America. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2005. (I)

Quilted maps of each state illustrate this book, which tells the story of each statehood as it was created and how the shape of the United States changed through historical events.

Ziefert, Harriet.

Beach Party! Maplewood, NJ: Blue Apple Books, 2005. (T-P)

Brightly colored illustrations of sea creatures combing on the beach are just part of the fun of this picture book featuring a beach party.

Zimmerman, Andrea and David Clemesha Griffing, and Marc Rosenthal.

Dig! Orlando: Harcourt, 2004. (P)

Readers count the jobs all over town as Mr. Rally and his dog Lightning dig all day with a backhoe.

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.

Finding the First T-Rex. New York: Random House, 2008. (I)

This Stepping Stone book provides an easy-to-read look at the life of Barnum Brown, an early dinosaur hunter, and explains how he discovered the first T-Rex skeleton for the American Museum of Natural History.

Audio Recordings

A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' Roll. Redway, CA, Music for Little People: 1996. (P-I)

Sing and dance to popular rock and roll songs.

Barner, Bob.

Dem Bones. New York, Weston Woods/Scholastic, 2003. (P-I)

Barner illustrates this traditional song in a style reminiscent of El Dia de los Muertes, or Day of the Dead. The accompanying disc includes both the audiobook and an up-tempo rendition of the song.

Feldman, Jean R.

Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs. Tampa, FL: Progressive Music Studios, 1999. (T-P)

Silly songs from Dr. Jean include "Over in the Meadow" and "Pepperoni Pizza."

Fink, Cathy.

Bon Appetit! Cambridge, MA: Rounder Kids, 2003. (T-P)

Fun songs about healthy eating are introduced in this recording.

Ford, Michael and Boynton, Sandra.

Rhinocerous Tap. New York: Workman Pub., 2004. (P-I)

This CD includes funny songs, including "Horns to Toes" and "Dinosaur Round," and accompanies a book with lyrics and illustrations.

Gill, Jim.

Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho. Chicago, IL: Jim Gill Music, 1995. (T-I)

"Stick to the Glue" and "List of Dances" are among these fun songs from Jim Gill.

Irving, Washington.

Rabbit Ears American Tall Tales. Vol. 1, New York: Random House/ Listening Library: 2006.

This collection includes Rip Van Winkle read by Anjelica Huston.

Irving, Washington.

Rabbit Ears Holiday Stories, Vol. 1. New York: Random House/Listening Library: 2007. (I)

Read by Glenn Close, this collection includes the colonial American story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Jenkins, Ella.

Multicultural Songs for Children. Washington, DC, Smithsonian Folkways: 1995. (P-I)

23 songs from a variety of countries are collected here.


Rock-a-Tot. Canada: Kidzup, 1996. (T)

"I've Got the Runny Nose Blues" and "I Wish I Had A Pet" are included in this collection of songs for toddlers.

Lightfoot, Gordon.

Complete Greatest Hits. Los Angeles, CA, Rhino: 2002. (I+)

The best songs of Gordon Lightfoot include "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

Music for Little People.

Catch A Wave: Beach Songs for Kids. Redway, CA: Music for Little People, 2000. (P-I)

Children sing songs made famous by the Beach Boys on this CD.

Music, Movement & Magination.

Cool Creatures. Chandler, AZ, Music, Movement & Magination: 2007. (P-I)

Dance to "Dinosaur Tango" and other songs about cool critters.

Nakai, R. Carlos.

Canyon Trilogy: Native American Flute Music. Phoenix, AZ, Canyon: 1989. (I+)

Native American music is played by a master performer.

Orozco, José-Luis.

Canto y cuento, Vol. 13. Berkeley, CA: Arcoiris Records, p2000. (T-P)

This recordings offers fun upbeat bilingual and Spanish songs for toddlers and preschoolers.

Orozco, José-Luis.

Lírica infantile, Vol. 13: Canto y Cuento. Berkeley, CA: Arcoiris Records, p2000. (T-P)

This recording includes fun movement song that engages children to use coordination skills.

Orozco, José-Luis.

Lirica infantil ,Vol. 9: De Colores. Berkeley, CA: Arcoiris Records, c1994, 1995. (T-P)

Move and jump with these fun action songs presented in Spanish.

Orozco, José-Luis.

Lirica infantil ,Volumen 12 Diez Deditos. Berkeley, CA: Arcoiris Records, p1993. (T-P)

Fun traditional children's songs are translated into Spanish on this recording.

Orozco, José-Luis.

Lirica infantil, Volumen 5. Berkeley, CA: Arcoiris Records, p1995. (T-P)

This recording features action and movement songs in Spanish for toddlers and preschools.

Putumayo World Music.

Latin Playground. New York, Putumayo World Music: 2006. (P-I)

Music and activities from Latin American countries are provided on this recording.

Sierra, Judy.

Ballyhoo Bay. New York, Scholastic: 2010. (P-I)

This audiobook tells the fictional tale of Mira Bella's art students, who rally to protect their bay and beach.

Sutherland, Tui.

Pirates of the Caribbean: at worlds end: Story book and CD. New York : Disney Enterprises, 2007. (I)

Action packed story recording that include infamous pirates such as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Dino 5.

The Dino 5. [S.l.]: Baby Loves Everything, 2008. (T-P)

This recording includes a variety of dinosaur songs with a new age beat.

Walt Disney.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Swashbuckling Sea Songs. Walt Disney Records, 2007. (P-I)

This recording includes many traditional pirate songs.

Westphall, Dennis and Ostrow, Leib.

Most Amazing Dinosaur Songs. Redway, CA: Music for Little People: 2004. (P-I)

"ABCsaurs" and "Ten Little Dinos" are just two dinosaur songs from this CD collection of prehistoric fun.

Yxayotl, Xavier Quijas.

Mayan Ancestral Music. Mission Viejo, CA, Mystical Musical Offerings: 2005. (I+)

Authentic Mayan instruments are played by a well-known Mayan artist.

Yxayotl, Xavier Quijas.

Singing Earth. Phoenix, AZ, Canyon Records: 2001. (I+)

Listen to the mysterious sounds of the Aztec and Mayans played on authentic instruments.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

New York, ReadSpeak: 2000. (48 minutes) (I+)

Several versions of Jules Verne's popular novel have been filmed. This version uses a special captioning effect that mimics graphic novels.

Adventurepatrol: Totally Rocks

United States, Big Bright World: 2005. (35 minutes) (I-Y)

A group of kids explore the Red Rocks area of Utah and learn about Native America art and culture.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Burbank, Calif, Walt Disney Home Video: 1999. (68 minutes) (I)

This classic Disney collection includes "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

The Adventures of Walker and Ping Ping: The Great Wall

New York, NY, Little Emperor LLC: 2008. (25 minutes) (P-I)

Walker and his dog, Ping Ping, set out to find three symbols of China along the Great Wall. Along the way they learn a lot about Chinese culture and history.

Ancient Africa

Wynnewood, Pa, Schlessinger Media: 2004. (23 minutes) (I)

A young archeologist unlocks the secrets of ancient Africa and the Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Ancient Aztec Empire

Wynnewood, PA, Schlessinger Media: 2004. (19 minutes) (I)

Part of the Ancient Civilizations for Children series, this film takes viewers back in time from present-day Mexico City to the Aztec empire.

Atlantis: New Revelations

New York, NY, A & E Television Networks: 2007 (100 minutes) (I+)

This episode of Josh Bernstein's Digging for the Truth looks at new information uncovered about the fabled city in the sea.

Bizarre Dinosaurs

Washington, DC, National Geographic: 2010. (50 minutes) (I+)

World renowned paleontologists show off some of the world's most unusual dinosaurs and explain why they look the way they do.

Blue's Clues Shapes and Colors.

Hollywood, Ca.: Paramount: 2003. (96 minutes) (T-P)

Join Blue as she solves a mystery involving shapes and colors.

Calypso's Search for Atlantis: Jacques Cousteau Odyssey 8

Burbank, CA, Warner Home Video: 1986. (117 minutes) (I+)

Dive into the Aegean Sea to find the lost city of Atlantis.

Cave Painter of Lascaux.

Glenview, IL, Crystal Productions: 2007. (8 minutes) (I)

While on a school field trip a young girl discovers the secrets of the cave art in Lascaux, France.

Digging for the Truth: The Real Temple of Doom

New York, NY, A & E Television Networks: 2006. (50 minutes) (I+)

Explorer Josh Bernstein searches for the truth about a civilization that lived thousands of years before the Incas in Peru and investigates a real temple of doom that is more than 2,500 years old.

Digging Up Dinosaurs

Baltimore, MD, GPN Educational Media: 2008. (30 minutes) (P-I)

This episode of Reading Rainbow includes a reading of Digging Up Dinosaurs and a visit to Dinosaur National Monument.

Digging Up Dinosaurs

Baltimore, MD: GPN Educational Media. (30 minutes) (T-E)

Aliki narrates his book "Digging Up Dinosaurs," and LaVar Burton, from the PBS Reading Rainbow series, explores dinosaurs, fossils, and those who study them.

Digging up Dinosaurs/Reading Rainbow; 6

Lincoln, Neb. : Distributed by GPN Educational Media, c2003.( 30 min) (P+)

Learn and discover about the mysteries of dinosaurs.

Gods and Heroes of Greece and Rome.

Huntsville, Tex, Educational Video Network: 2004. (42 minutes) (I)

This video discusses the relationships between various gods and goddesses.


Burbank, Calif., Walt Disney Home Video: 1999. (93 minutes) (I+)

Disney adapts the classic Greek myth and adds music.

I Stink!--And More Stories On Wheels

Weston, Conn: Weston Woods Studios. (66 minutes) (T-E)

A collection of stories, including those involving trash, with "I Stink!" and "Trashy Town" kicking off this video.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Beverly Hills, Calif., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: 2009. (93 minutes) (P+)

Continuing the animated feature film series, Sid, the sloth attempts to adopt three dinosaur eggs and is instead abducted by the dinosaur mother.

The Iceman Cometh

Burlington, VT, A&E Home Video: 2006. (50 minutes) (I+)

This episode of Digging for the Truth, available as part of the complete Season 1 collection, brings explorer Josh Bernstein to Austria to investigate the finding of a 5,000 year-old mummy.

Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Inca

New York, NY, A&E Home Video: 2007. (50 minutes) (I+)

Explorer Josh Bernstein unravels the mysteries behind Machu Picchu, a city "lost" until 1911 when it was rediscovered.

Mummies Made in Egypt

Lincoln, NE., GPN Educational Media: 2004. (30 minutes) (P-I)

This episode of Reading Rainbow includes a reading of Aliki's Mummies Made in Egypt and a visit to a museum where research and restoration work is being performed.

The Mummy

Universal City, CA, Universal: 2004. (73 minutes) (I+)

Starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Boris Karloff, an ancient mummy is brought back to life when an archeological site is disturbed in this classic chiller.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

United States, 20th Century Fox: 2010. (120 minutes) (I+)

Based on Rick Riordon's bestselling novel, this is the story of a demi-god, the son of Poseidon and a mortal woman.

Plimoth Plantation

Glastonbury, CT, VideoTours: 1989. (23 minutes) (I)

Take a video tour through 17th century life.

Pompeii Secrets Revealed

Burlington, VT, A&E Home Video: 2009. (50 minutes) (I+)

Explorer Josh Bernstein travels to Pompeii to explore the secrets of this city destroyed by a volcano.

Seashores Surprise

Lincoln, NE: Distributed by GPN Educational Media, 2007. (30 minutes) (P-I)

This Reading Rainbow episode features the title book by Rose Wyler as well as exploration of the shoreline with LeVar Burton, a talk with a naturalist, and three additional book reviews.

Secrets of the Nasca Lines

New York, A&E: 2005. (50 minutes) (I+)

Josh Bernstein explores the mysteries of these mysterious lines in Peru, visible only from the air.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Viking-Sized Adventure

Hollywood, CA, Paramount Pictures: 2010. (88 minutes) (P-I)

The underwater character has eight adventures, including one with the Vikings.

Travel with Kids: Mexico

Phoenix, Ariz., Equator Creative Media: 2006. (80 minutes) (I)

The Roberts family discovers the rich Mayan culture along the Yucatan peninsula.


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