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Read across Texas! 2002 Texas Reading Club


2002 Summer Reading Program Manual

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Key to abbreviations for age recommendations:

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

Note: Titles marked OP are out of print and may be borrowed through interlibrary loan.


Abbey, Edward, ed.
The Best of Outside Magazine: The First 20 Years. Vintage, 1997. (Y+)
The stories that became the books, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger were first written as articles in Outdoor Magazine. Read these and other true survival and adventure stories in this compilation of the best articles from Outdoor Magazine.
Abernathy, Francis Edward.
How the Critters Created Texas . Temple, 1982. (I)
Ancient Indian creation story about how the animals of the world got together to create a special place called Texas. OP
Abernathy, Francis Edward, ed.
Texas Toys and Games . University of North Texas, 1997. (L)
Information and history of toys and games that originated or became popular in Texas.
Ada, Alma Flor.
La hamaca de la vaca, o, Un amigo m�s. Santillana, 1999. (T-P)
Cumulative tale in which a cow makes room for several friends to swing with her in her hammock.
Addy, Sharon
A Visit With Great-Grandma . Whitman, 1989. (P)
Even though Great-Grandma speaks very little English and Baruska does not speak Czech, they enjoy a very special afternoon together while baking and looking at old photographs. OP
Adler, David.
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett . Holiday House, 1998.
A straightforward account of Davy Crockett's life in simple text for the picture-book audience with a brief description of some of the tall tales and legends that surround him.
Aiken, Troy.
Things Change . Taylor, 1995. (I+)
Famous Cowboy quarterback tells of his life and the challenges of facing change with a positive attitude.
Albyn, Carole Lisa, and Lois Sinakio Webb.
The Multicultural Cookbook for Students . Oryx, 1993. (Y+)
The Multicultural Cookbook for Students contains 337 recipes from 122 countries. Divided by continent and then country students can easily find a recipe from the country they are researching. A handy glossary is included to help new cooks with cooking terminology.
Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians. HarperCollins, 1976. (P-I)
Easy non-fiction title tells of Indians and their gift of corn.
Alonso, Fernando.
La gallina Paulina . Santillana, 1989. (P)
A little hen asks for help from other farm animals to prepare bread for everyone. The lazy animals refuse to help. When the bread is ready, only the hen and her chicks eat it.
Ancona, George.
The Pi�ata Maker / El pi�atero. Harcourt Brace, 1994. (I)
A bilingual book that tells the story of a man who makes pi�atas in Mexico for use in various festivals and events.
Anderson, Joan.
Cowboys: Roundup on an American Ranch . Scholastic, 1996. (I)
Shows the life of ranch hands on an American ranch.
Arbuckle, Scott.
Zeb the Cow's on the Roof Again! Eakin, 1996. (P+)
Four short stories about different periods in Texas history.
Archer, Jane
Texas Indian Myths and Legends . Republic of Texas, 2000. (I-L)
An assortment of myths and legends told through the ages by Texas Indians.
Arnold, Sandra Martin.
Hijo del sol: una leyenda cubana. Troll, 1997. (I)
Greedy Sun refuses to share the sky with moon in this Cuban legend that explains why solar eclipses occur.
Asch, Frank.
Moonbear's Skyfire . Aladdin, 2000. (T-P)
Moonbear finds a rainbow. Available in paperback only.
Ashley, Bernard.
Cleversticks. Crown, 1991. (P-I)
Ling Sing wishes that he was clever at something like each of the other children in his class. He unexpectedly and happily discovers that others admire his prowess with chopsticks.
Ata, Te.
Viborita de cascabel . Children's Book Press, 1996. (P)
In this translation of Baby Rattlesnake, willful Baby Rattlesnake throws tantrums to get his rattle before he's ready. He misuses it and learns a lesson.
Baker, Keith.
Hide and Snake. Harcourt Brace, 1991. (T-P)
A brightly colored snake challenges readers to a game of hide and seek. Available in board book.
Bang, Molly.
Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight To Save the Boys. Henry Holt, 2001. (I-Y)
The story of Diane Wilson who took on a big corporation who was leaking waste chemicals into the Texas bays.
Barnwell, Ysaye.
No Mirrors in My Nana's House. Harcourt Brace, 1998. (T-P)
A girl grows up seeing the world through her Nana's loving eyes. Includes a CD with the author singing the story.
T-Barton, Byron.
I Want To Be An Astronaut. HarperCollins, 1992. (T-P)
This simple book illustrates the life an astronaut. Available in board book format.
Barrie, Barbara.
Lone Star. Yearling, 1992. (I)
Story of a young Jewish girl who moves to Texas during World War II.
Bauer, Joan.
Rules of the Road. Putnam, 1998. (Y)
16-year-old Jenna Boller embarks on an eye-opening adventure that teaches her the rules of the road. Available in paperback only.
Baylor, Byrd.
The Best Town in the World. Atheneum ,1983. (I)
Childhood memories of growing up in a small Texas town.
Baylor, Byrd.
We Walk in Sandy Places . Scribner, 1976. (P-I)
When animals cross the desert, their tracks leave behind a story in the sand. OP
Beckett, Sister Wendy.
My Favorite Things: 75 Works of Art from Around the World . Abrams, 1999. (Y+)
Sister Wendy allows people to pick their favorite pieces of art even though they might not be the most "famous". She encourages people to like what they like, not what others tell them to like. Sister Wendy talks gently to the reader through her short and jargon-less descriptions of the work.
Begay, Shonto.
Ma'ii and Cousin Horned Toad: a Traditional Navajo Story. Scholastic, 1992. (P-I)
A lazy, conniving coyote takes advantage of his cousin Horned Toad until Horned Toad teaches him a lesson he never forgets.
Beifuss, John.
Armadillo Ray . Chronicle, 1995. (P-I)
Armadillo Ray asks the animals about the true nature of the moon and finally gets a scientific explanation from Owl.
Beil, Karen Magnuson.
Grandma According To Me . Doubleday, 1992. (P)
A young girl shows how much she loves her Grandmother by telling her what she likes about her.
Blanco, Alberto.
Angel's Kite / La estrella de Angel. Children's Book Press, 1994. (I)
A young boy makes a kite that mysteriously restores a long-missing bell to the town church.
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales.
Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup - Caldo, caldo, caldo. Pi�ata, 1996. (P)
A bilingual rhythmic text with repetitive phrases relates how the children watch Mama make soup and go with Papa to get tortillas before enjoying the results of her labor.
Block, Francesca Lia.
Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books. HarperCollins, 1998. (Y)
Being in a band isn't always what it's made out to be. Read Cherokee Bat and Goat Guys to find out what happens to Weetzie Bat and her friends when they start their own band, then read all the Weetzie Bat books.
Blocksma, Mary.
�D�nde est� el pato? Children's Book Press, 1989. (T)
Berta, the mule, goes to the city in search of four ducks that are in danger of being caught by the fox.
Blood, Charles L.
American Indian Games and Crafts. Franklin Watts, 1981. (P)
Provides instructions for craft projects and games related to Indian culture. Out of print.
Boatright, Mody C., ed.
The Best of Texas Folk and Folklore 1915-1954. University of North Texas, 1998. (Y-L)
Put out by the Texas Folklore Society this book explores Texas folklore from every angle from stories and songs to games, superstitions, and animals.
Borden, Louise and Mary Kay Kroeger.
Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman. Simon & Schuster, 2001. (I)
The story of Bessie Coleman, an African American aviator.
Bosse, Malcolm J.
The Examination. Farrar Straus, 1994. (Y)
Lao Chen, the scholar, and his brother Lao Hong, are traveling across the desert during the Ming Dynasty China to pursue their destinies. Through their journey they are bonded together more closely than ever before but still hold their secrets near to their hearts and away from the other.
Boswell, Evault "Bosie."
Birding in Texas with Children. Republic of Texas, 2001. (I+)
A guide focusing on the best spots and tips for bird watching with children.
Brady, Peter.
Cows. Bridgestone, 1996. (P-I)
A brief introduction to dairy cows and their life on the farm.
Branch, Muriel Miller.
Juneteenth: Freedom Day. Cobblehill, 1998. (I)
The story of the slaves in Galveston when they heard of the Emancipation Proclamation. Includes the ways various families and communities celebrate.
Bredeson, Carmen.
Battle of the Alamo. Millbrook, 1996. (I)
The story of the 1836 battle, the circumstances that led up to it, and its aftermath.
Brenner, Barbara.
Wagon Wheels. HarperCollins, 1995. (T-P)
A black family travels by covered wagon to Kansas after the Civil War.
Brett, Jan.
Armadillo Rodeo. Putnam, 1995. (P-I)
Bo, a nearsighted armadillo, begins an adventure when he gets separated from his mother and mistakes a pair of red cowboy boots for another armadillo.
Brewer, John Mason.
Dog Ghosts and Other Negro Tales. University of Texas, 1958. (I+)
Tales of dog ghosts and other folktales of the African American tradition.
Browne, Anthony.
Willy y Hugo . Mexico, D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1993. (P)
In this translation of Willy and Hugh, Willy the chimpanzee is lonely until he meets Hugo Gorilon in the park, and the two become friends.
Bruchac, Joseph.
The First Strawberries. Dial, 1993. (P-I)
A quarrel between the first man and the first woman is reconciled when the sun causes strawberries to grow out of the earth.
Bruchac, Joseph.
The Story of the Milky Way: A Cherokee Tale. Dial, 1995. (P-I)
A spirit dog leaping into the sky scatters stolen cornmeal that becomes the Milky Way.
Brusca, Mar�a Cristina.
Three Friends: A Counting Book / Tres amigos: un cuento para contar. Henry Holt, 1995. (T-P)
In this bilingual counting book, three friends encounter a variety of Southwestern animals.
Bullis, Janis.
Snazeroo Zoo: Great Faces and Easy Costumes to Bring Out the Animal In You. Chilton, 1997. (I-L)
Patterns and examples of animal costumes and face painting. OP
Bullock, Kathleen.
She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain. Simon & Schuster, 1993. (T+)
Illustrated version of the American folk song.
Bunin, Sherry.
Dear Great American Writers School. Houghton Mifflin, 1995. (Y)
Fourteen-year-old Bobby Lee's letters to a correspondence school describes her life in a small Kentucky town during World War II and her growth as a person and a writer.
Burandt, Harriet.
Tales from the Homeplace. Henry Holt, 1997. (I+)
Stories of a girl growing up on a cotton farm in Texas during the 1930s.
Burke, Judy.
Look What You Can Make With Paper Bags. Boyds Mills, 1999. (L)
Simple craft ideas made from paper bags.
Bustard, Anne.
T Is For Texas. Voyageur, 1989. (T-P)
Photographs and text introduce the letters of the alphabet and the sights and symbols of Texas.
Byars, Betsy.
Golly Sisters Go West. Harper & Row, 1985. (T-P)
May-May and Rose, the singing & dancing Golly sisters, travel west by covered wagon entertaining people along the way.
Byars, Betsy.
Hooray for the Golly Sisters. Harper & Row, 1990. (T-P)
May-May and Rose take their traveling road show to more audiences.
Byars, Betsy.
Tornado. HarperCollins, 1996. (I)
A tornado rips across the panhandle of Texas and leaves a dog on the doorstep of a young boy.
Caduto, Michael J.
Keepers of the Earth. Fulcrum, 1991. (I+)
Native American stories and activities pertaining to the environment. Also see other books in this series.
Carle, Eric.
From Head to Toe. HarperCollins, 1995. (T-P)
Encourages reader to exercise by imitating movements of various animals. Also available in board book.
Carle, Eric.
Very Hungry Caterpillar. Philomel, 1969, 1987. (T-P)
A caterpillar eats through on type food on each day of the week in this cumulative story, then forms a cocoon and emerges as a butterfly. Available in board book.
Carlson, Bernice Wells.
Listen! And Help Tell the Story. Abingdon, 1965. (L)
This collection features participation stories and poems. OP
Carlson, Laurie.
More than Moccasins: A Kids Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life. Chicago Review, 1994. (I, L)
Activities and crafts focused on Native American life and customs.
Carlson, Lori Marie.
Sol a Sol: Bilingual Poems. Henry Holt, 1998. (P)
Images of a little girl's day from morning to evening are shared in these poems about the daily rituals of making tortillas, peeling potatoes, or counting stars before going to sleep.
Carlson, Nancy.
I Like Me. Viking, 1988. (T-P)
LuAnn pig shows readers that she can be her own best friend in this self-esteem book for toddlers.
Carter, Anne.
Tall In the Saddle. Orca, 1999. (P)
A little boy follows his dad to the end of the street to find out what he does when he leaves for work. His imagination takes over and he pretends to ride the dusty trail, wear cowboy duds, and herd cattle.
Casad, Mary Brooke.
Bluebonnet at the Alamo. Eakin, 1995. (I+)
Bluebonnet the armadillo discovers the Alamo.
Casad, Mary Brooke.
Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot. Pelican, 1999. (I+)
Bluebonnet the armadillo continues a tour of Texas with a stop at this historic train depot.
Casad, Mary Brooke.
Bluebonnet at the Texas State Capitol. Pelican, 1997. (P-I)
While visiting the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Bluebonnet the armadillo learns about the history and functions of this fascinating statehouse.
Chapman, Cheryl.
Pass the Fritters, Critters. Four Winds, 1993. (P)
Hungry animals passing food during a meal learn that "please" is a magic word. OP
Cherry, Lynne.
The Armadillo from Amarillo. Gulliver, 1994. (P)
Sasparillo the armadillo wanders from San Antonio to Austin, from Abilene to Lubbock, in woodlands, through canyons, and across prairies, to Amarillo to discover how he fits in to the scheme of things.
Chief Seattle.
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Dial, 1991. (P+)
The famous Indian Chief expresses his people's love and concern for the earth.
Cisneros, Sandra.
Hairs / Pelitos. Knopf, 1994. (P)
In this bilingual story, a young girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's is like a broom, Kiki's is like fur, and Mama's smells like the sweet scent of bread before it's baked.
Cobb, Mary.
The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days. Millbrook, 1995. (I+)
Activities, examples and the history of quilt making in America.
Coerr, Eleanor.
Josephina Story Quilt. Harper & Row, 1986. (T-P)
While traveling west in 1850 a young girl makes a patchwork quilt, with a special patch for her pet hen, Josephina.
Cohn, Amy.
From Sea to Shining Sea. Scholastic, 1993. (I+)
A collection of folksongs, stories, poems etc. that have emerged from American culture and history.
Cole, Barbara Hancock.
Texas Star. Orchard, 1990. (P)
Papa grumbles that the family doesn't need another quilt, but is happy to see it after the quilting bee. OP
Cole, Joanna.
Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Other Party Games. Morrow, 1993. (L)
Provides instructions for such party games as musical chairs, giant steps, and peanut hunt. OP
Cole, Joanna.
Who Put the Pepper in the Pot? Parent's Magazine, 1989. (P)
Mama Sue, Papa Joe, and the kids prepare a fiery pot of stew for visiting Aunt Tootie.
Coleman, Elaine.
Texas Haunted Forts. Wordware, 2001. (L, I+)
This collection of legends and stories are ghostly reminders of Texas' past.
Col�n-Vila, Lillian.
Salsa. Pi�ata, 1998. (I)
A bilingual story of Rita, a young girl living in New York's El Barrio, who describes the Afro-Caribbean dance music, salsa, and imagines being the director of a salsa orchestra.
Cooner, Donna D.
I Know an Old Texan Who Swallowed a Fly. Hendrick Long, 1996. (P+)
The traditional folk song with a Texas twist.
Cooney, Barbara.
Tortillitas para mam�. Henry Holt, 1987. (L)
Collection of Spanish finger plays in English and Spanish.
Cooper, Martha.
Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope. Clarion, 1996. (I)
Anthony is learning to be a charro, a cowboy, in the Mexican tradition just like his father and his grandfather.
Cousins, Lucy.
Where Are Maisy's Friends?: A Lift the Flap Book. Candlewick, 2000. (T)
Lift the flap board book about friends.
Cousins, Lucy.
Where Is Maisy? Candlewick, 1999. (T)
Lift the flap board book for toddlers.
Cowley, Joy.
The Mouse Bride . Scholastic, 1995. (P)
Based on a traditional folktale found in many cultures, a young mouse is determined to find the strongest husband by approaching the sun, a cloud, the wind, a house, then finds her future husband in the cellar. OP
Cox, David.
Bossyboots. Crown, 1987. (P)
Bossy Abigail infuriates her stagecoach companions, but when the coach is held up by an outlaw, her bossiness comes in handy. OP
Crummel, Susan Stevens.
Tumbleweed Stew . Green Light Readers, 2000. (P-I)
A rabbit convinces all the other animals to contribute something to his tumbleweed stew.
Cuyler, Margery.
From Here to There. Henry Holt, 1999. (P-I)
A girl describes her home, starting with her house and circling outward (including Texas) to her place in the universe.
Czernecki, Stefan and Timothy Rhodes.
The Sleeping Bread. Hyperion, 1992. (P)
When the townspeople banish a beggar from their village, the baker's bread stops rising over night and there is no bread for the village until the beggar is allowed to return. OP
Danziger, Paula.
Remember Me to Harold Square. Delacorte, 1987. (Y)
When Frank spends the summer with Kendra and her family in their New York City apartment, a friendship develops as the two teenagers set off on a scavenger hunt exploring the city's museums, restaurants, and other landmarks.
Danziger, Paula.
Thames Doesn't Rhyme With James. Putman, 1994. (Y)
While spending Christmas in London with her family, her boyfriend, and his family, fifteen-year-old Kendra finds herself roaming the city in a scavenger hunt, like the one in New York the previous summer.
Davis, Robin Works.
The Incredible Dream Machine: Texas Reading Club Program Manual, 1997. Texas State Library, 1997. (L)
This 1995 program manual features many wonderful ideas for toddler programs.
Dearen, Patrick.
Comanche Peace Pipe (Lone Star, Heroes Book 1). Wordware 2001. (L, I+)
In 1857 an eleven-year-old boy headed across Texas by wagon train is confronted with danger and adventure.
Dearen, Patrick.
On The Pecos Trail. Wordware, 2001. (L, I+)
In 1868 an eleven-year-old boy gets his chance to be a cowboy.
Demarest, Chris.
Cowboy ABC. Dorling Kindersley, 1999. (T-P)
This alphabet book tells a story of a cowboy's day from A to Z.
Denslow, Sharon Phillips.
On the Trail with Miss Pace. Simon & Schuster, 1995. (P)
Twins Bill and Phil spend an exciting vacation out west at the same ranch as their teacher, Miss Pace, and her boyfriend, the wild cowboy, Last Bob. OP
DePaola, Tomie.
The Legend of the Bluebonnet. Putnam, 1983. (P-I)
A retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice was rewarded with the gift of the Texas bluebonnet.
DePaola, Tomie.
Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. Putnam, 1988. (P-I)
Little Gopher follows his destiny as revealed in a dream vision of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to earth.
DeZutter, Hank.
Who Says a Dog Goes Bow-wow? Turtleback, 1997. (T-P)
Presents sixteen animals and the way their sounds are interpreted in different languages.
Dudley, Karen.
Whooping Cranes. Raintree, 1997. (I+)
Information about whooping cranes including folklore
Dwight, Laura.
�D�nde est� el beb�? Star Bright, 2000. (T)
In this Spanish translation of Laura Dwight's Book, Where's the Baby, children lift a flap to find the missing baby.
Dwight, Laura.
�D�nde est� el gatito? Star Bright, 2000. (T)
In this Spanish translation of Laura Dwight's Book, Where's the Kitten, children lift a flap to find the missing kitten.
Eckhardt, Linda West.
The Only Texas Cookbook. Texas Monthly, 1981. (L)
Recipes for authentic Texas food.
Eilenberg, Max.
Cowboy Kid. Candlewick, 2000. (T-P)
In this companion book to Cowboy Baby, Cowboy Kid kisses his three toy animals goodnight and worries about them until his dad explains that one kiss and hug per night are enough, and the boy drifts off to sleep.
Elya, Susan Middleton.
Say Hola to Spanish. Lee & Low, 1996. (P-I)
Introduces Spanish by defining such common words as "hola," "perro," and "madre."
Erickson, John.
The Original Adventures of Hank The Cowdog. Puffin, 1999. (I)
This first book in the Hank the Cowdog series introduces the reader to a canine sleuth who solves mysteries on a ranch. Also see other books in this series.
Erlewine, Thomas, ed.
All Music Guide To Rock: The Experts' Guide To the Best Recordings in Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B, And Rap. Miller Freeman, 1997. (Y+)
The most thorough guide to rock recordings ever published, this fun- to-read, easy-to-use reference has been completely updated, expanded, and revised. It now reviews and rates over 12,000 great albums by over 2,000 artists and groups in all rock genres.
Falwell, Cathryn.
Feast for Ten. Clarion, 1993. (T-P)
A counting book with rhyming text and illustrations depicting an African-American family shopping and preparing a family feast.
Ferrari, Valeria, and Ersilia Fiorucci.
Paper Crafting Beautiful Box, Book Covers & Frames. Sterling, 1999. (Y+)
Make frames, boxes, and other attractive crafts from sheets of paper and pieces of cardboard using common tools, including scissors, a utility knife, and glue.
Flanagan, Alice K.
Mrs. Scott's Beautiful Art. Children's Press, 1999. (P-I)
Describes the activities of a traditional artist who uses many natural items as she creates art in the tradition of her Cherokee ancestors.
Flanagan, Alice K.
Raising Cows On the Koebels' Farm. Children's Press, 1999. (P-I)
Provides a basic introduction to the workings of a dairy farm.
Fleming, Denise.
Lunch. Henry Holt, 1996. (T-P)
A mouse nibbles and crunches his way through a meal. Available in board book.
Flint Public Library.
Ring A Ring O'Roses. Flint Public Library 1996. (L)
A collection of finger plays for preschool children that includes Spanish rhymes.
Flynn, Jean.
Texas Women Who Dared to Be First. Eakin, 1999. (I+)
The stories of 18 pioneering women from Texas.
Fodors, ed.
Fodor's. Fodor's, various dates. (Y+)
Fodor's is a great travel guide that lists all the essential ingredients of having a good trip. Always included in any of their guidebooks are: places to stay, places to eat, great maps, and basic travel information.
Ford, Miela and Sally Noll.
Sunflower. Greenwillow, 1995. (P-I)
A young girl plants a sunflower seed and watches it grow.
Fowler, Allan.
Corn-On and Off the Cob. Children's Press, 1994. (P-I)
Describes the physical characteristics of corn, how it can be eaten, and its history.
Freedman, Russell.
Buffalo Hunt. Holiday House, 1988. (I+)
Includes information concerning the folklore, hunting, and uses of the buffalo by Native Americans.
Freedman, Russell.
Cowboys of the Wild West. Clarion, 1985. (I)
Describes the work, clothing, and equipment of the nineteenth century cowboy.
Freeman, Don.
A Rainbow of My Own. Econo-Clad, 1999. (T-P)
A small boy imagines what it would be like to be able to play with his own rainbow.
Fritz, Jean.
Make Way for Sam Houston. Putnam, 1986. (I)
The story of Sam Houston and the part he played at the Alamo.
Gardella, Tricia.
Just Like My Dad. HarperCollins, 1992. (T-P)
A son recounts his dad's daily routine on the ranch.
Garland, Sherry.
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas, 1836 (Dear America). Scholastic, 1998. (I-Y)
Engaging story of a thirteen year old doing what she can to help her family before the War of Independence.
Garland, Sherry.
Voices of the Alamo. Scholastic, 2000. (I+)
The story of the Alamo told from the perspective of the major participants.
Garza, Carmen Lomas.
Family Pictures / Cuadros de familia . Children's Book Press, 1990. (P-I)
A bilingual book which relates a young Hispanic girl's childhood memories of growing up in Kingsville, Texas.
Garza, Carmen Loman.
In My Family / En mi familia . Children's Book Press, 1996. (I)
The author describes, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas through beautiful illustrations and bilingual text.
Geary, Don.
Using a Map and Compass. Stackpole, 1995. (Y+)
Topics covered include using a compass, planning an outing, reading maps, navigating in the field, and understanding the weather.
Gibbons, Gail.
Yippee-Yay! A Book about Cowboys and Cowgirls. Little, Brown, 1998. (I)
Explains the equipment, work, and lifestyles of cowboy and cowgirls of the wild west.
Ginsberg, Mirra.
Across the Stream . HarperCollins, 1982. (T)
Ducks help a mother and her chicks escape a fox.
Greenfield, Eloise.
Honey, I Love. HarperCollins, 1995. (T-P)
Illustrated version of a simple verse with repetition and large drawings. Available in board book.
Greenfield, Eloise.
My Daddy and I. Black Butterfly, 1991. (T)
A simple board book story about an African-American girl and her daddy.
Grimes, Nikki.
Jazmin's Notebook. Dial, 1998. (Y)
Jazmin, an Afro-American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life
Grimm, Tom, and Michele Grimm.
The Basic Book of Photography. Plume, 1997. (Y+)
An in-depth (nearly 600 pages) reference for photographers new and old.
Grossman, Virginia.
Ten Little Rabbits. Chronicle, 1991. (T-P)
A counting book for the very young featuring blankets from various Indian tribes. Available in board book.
Guiberson, Brenda Z.
Cactus Hotel. Henry Holt, 1991. (T-P)
Describes the life cycle of the giant saguaro cactus with an emphasis on its role as a home for other desert dwellers.
Gulbis, Stephen.
Cowgirl Rosie and Her Five Baby Bison. Little Brown, 2001. (P)
In this cute tale set in the old west, Cowgirl Rosie takes her Bison with her everywhere until one day they disappear. Originally published in Great Britain.
Gunderson, Mary.
Cowboy Cooking. Blue Earth, 2000. (I+)
Simple recipes of western culture throughout the ages.
Gurasich, Marj.
Did You Ever - Meet a Texas Hero? Eakin, 1992. (I+)
Biographies of men and women who played a major roll in Texas history.
Guy, Ginger Foglesong.
�Fiesta! Greenwillow, 1996. (T-P)
Bilingual text describes a child's party and provides practice counting in English and Spanish.
Hamilton, Leslie.
Child's Play Around The World: 170 Crafts, Games, and Projects for Two-To-Six-Year-Olds. Perigee, 1996. (L)
This out-of-print collection of crafts with simple illustrations is in many collections and may be borrowed through interlibrary loan.
Harper, Jo.
Prairie Dog Pioneers. Turtle, 1998. (P-I)
Because Mae Dean misinterprets her father's actions while journeying to their new home on the Texas Prairie, she begins to feel that he doesn't care for her anymore.
Harris, Jane A.
Dance a While: Handbook of Folk, Square, Contra and Social Dance. Addison-Wesley, 1999. (L)
An overview and history of different dance styles and steps. Includes a bibliography as well as audio and video resources that can be used as aides.
Harris, Jim.
Lone Star Menagerie: Adventures with Texas Wildlife. Republic of Texas, 2000. (L)
Twenty short stories involving many of the Texas animals.
Hart, Jane.
Singing Bee: A Collection of Favorite Children's Songs. Lothrop, 1982. (L)
This collection features songs with musical accompaniment for piano and guitar. OP
Hayes, Joe.
Coyote and Native American Folk Tales. Mariposa, 1983. (I)
Coyote trickster tales taken from the Native American myth.
Hayes, Joe.
A Spoon for Every Bite. Orchard, 1996. (P-I)
A poor couple trick a rich neighbor by saying they have a spoon for every bite they eat (a tortilla).
Hayes, Sarah.
Eat Up Gemma! Morrow, 1998. (T)
Delightful illustrations about a little girl who refuses to eat. Available in board book.
Hazen, Barbara Shook.
�Adi�s! �Hola! Atheneum, 1995. (P)
A girl finds new friends after she and her family move in this translation of Goodbye! Hello!
Heap, Sue.
Cowboy Baby. Candlewick, 1998. (T-P)
Cowboy Baby has to round up his stuffed animals before bedtime.
Helldorfer, M.C.
Hog Music . Viking, 2000. (P-I)
Travelers along the National Road help make sure that the birthday gift that Lucy's great aunt sent makes it all the way from Maryland to her family's farm in Illinois.
Hendry, Linda, and Lisa Rebnord.
Making Picture Frames. Kids Can, 1998. (I+)
This little gem provides over a dozen easy frame projects that are mostly constructed out of cardboard. The sticks and stones frame is great for outdoor photos, and the family tree frame holds your family member's photos beautifully.
Henry, Chad.
Dogbreath Victorious . Holiday House, 1999. (Y)
Dogbreath, Tim's alternative grunge rock band, enters a major battle of the bands contest, but is beaten by The Angry Housewives, a new group fronted by Tim's mother.
Heo, Yumi.
Father's Rubber Shoes. Orchard, 1995. (P-I)
Yungsu misses Korea terribly until he begins to make friends in America.
Hilts, Len.
Quanah Parker Warrior for Freedom, Ambassador for Peace. Econo-Clad, 1999. (I)
The story of the Comanche chief who led his people in a fight for their homeland.
Hite, Sid.
Stick and Whittle , Scholastic. 2000. (I)
Two cowpokes travel the Chisholm trail through a series of adventures.
Hoban, Tana.
Where Is It? Simon & Schuster, 1984. (T)
Black and white photographs illustrate this simple story of a rabbit searching for a carrot.
Hobbs, Will.
Far North. Morrow, 1996. (Y)
Fifteen-year-old Gabe leaves his home in San Antonio, Texas to live near his father by attending a Canadian boarding school. But before he gets to register, his plane crashes and he, his room-mate Raymond and Johnny Raven, a Dene elder have to survive the cold wilderness by hunting and trapping food, and making snowshoes and mittens from animal hides.
Hodge, Deborah.
Wild Dogs: Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes. Kids Can, 1997. (I+)
Information about wolves, coyotes, foxes and wild dogs.
Hopkins, Jackie.
The Horned Toad Prince . Peachtree, 2000. (P+)
A horned toad helps retrieve a cowgirl's hat - but for a price.
Hopkins, Jackie.
Tumbleweed Tom on the Texas Trail. Charlesbridge, 1994. (P-I)
Uses rhyme, bright colored pictures, and a likeable character named Tumbleweed Tom to take the reader on a trip around some of the main cities and areas in Texas. The map of Texas is shown at each stop along with information about the city and area.
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.
Cherokee Summer. Holiday House, 1993. (I)
Depicts the life of a modern day Cherokee girl in America and how her heritage influences her life. OP
Hoving, Thomas.
Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization. Artisan, 1997. (Y+)
Hoving traces his life as an art critic and describes and shows works of art that took his breath away when he first saw them.
Hutchins, Pat.
Llaman a la puerta. Greenwillow, 1994. (P)
In this translation of The Doorbell Rang, each time the doorbell rings there are more people who come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.
Ingold, Jeannette.
Pictures, 1918. Harcourt Brace, 1998. (Y)
In 1918, during the height of the War, looking through the lens of a camera is the only thing that comforts Asia. The world is not so frightening with her camera and she can imagine herself in the future doing what she has always dreamed: being a photographer.
Insight. Prentice-Hall, various dates. (Y+)
Insight travel guides specialize in helping the reader learn more about the people and culture of the country in which they are visiting. Always included are bright, colorful pages of the best places and things to see.
Jackson, Woody.
Counting Cows . Red Wagon, 1999. (T)
Little text and bright illustrations depict a countdown of cows from ten to one. Available in board book.
Jakes, John.
Susanna of the Alamo . Gulliver, 1986. (I)
The story of a woman and her baby who survived the battle of the Alamo.
Janeczko, Paul B. (selected by)
Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry. Dial, 1997. (I+)
A collection of cowboy poetry on various aspects of life as a cowboy.
Jim�nez, Olga Luc�a.
Ronda que ronda la ronda: juegos y cantos infantiles de Colombia. Bogat�, Colombia: Tres Culturas Editores, 1990. (L)
Provides songs and singing games for children.
Johnson, Angela.
When I Am Old With You. Orchard, 1993. (T-P)
An African-American boy spends time with his grandfather in this simple rhyming story.
Johnston, Tony.
The Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea . Penguin, 1996. (P+)
A retelling of the Princess and the Pea with a western twist.
Johnston, Tony.
Day of the Dead . Harcourt Brace, 1997. (P-I)
Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.
Johnston, Tony.
Desert Song. Sierra Club, 2000. (P-I)
As the heat of the desert day fades into night, various nocturnal animals, including bats, coyotes, and snakes, venture out to find food.
Johnston, Tony.
How Many Miles to Jacksonville. Putnam, 1996. (P-I)
A nostalgic look at a little East Texas town of Jacksonville and all the memories related to a train bound for Jacksonville.
Johnston, Tony.
My Mexico / M�xico m�o. Putnam, 1996. (P)
Bilingual poetry.
Johnston, Tony
The Quilt Story. Putnam, 1985. (T-P)
Follows a quilt from its pioneer days beginning to modern times.
Johnston, Tony.
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote. Putnam, 1994. (P-I)
Rabbit outwits coyote in this Zapotec tale that explains why coyotes howl at the moon.
Joly, Fanny.
Mr. Fine, Porcupine. Chronicle, 1997. (P-I)
Shunned because of his sharp quills, a good-natured porcupine is distressed until he meets someone who shows him that he is lovable, quills and all.
Jonas, Ann.
The Quilt. Greenwillow, 1984. (T)
A child's new patchwork quilt evokes old memories and adventures at bedtime.
Jones, Martha Tannery.
Terror from the Gulf: A Hurricane in Galveston. Henderick-Long, 1999. (I-Y)
A recounting of the hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900.
Kalan, Robert.
Salta ranita, salta. Translation of Jump, Frog, Jump! Mulberry, 1994. (P)
A cumulative tale in which a frog tries to catch a fly without getting caught itself.
Kalman, Bobbie.
Bandanas, Chaps, and Ten-Gallon Hats. Crabtree, 1999. (P-I)
Explains the uses of a bandana, why hats are called gallon hats and other information on settlers' homes and way of life.
Kalman, Bobbie.
The Kitchen. Crabtree, 1990. (I-L)
The photographs in this book of an historic community depict kitchens in pioneer days.
Kasza, Keiko.
Don't Laugh, Joe! Putnam, 1997. (T-P)
Mother Possum worries that her son will never learn to play dead since he always gets the giggles.
Kasza, Keiko.
Wolf's Chicken Stew. Putnam, 1987. (T-P)
A conniving wolf plots to consume an unsuspecting hen but is outwitted by her charming and numerous chicks.
Katz, Karen.
Where Is Baby's Belly Button? Little Simon, 2000. (T)
A lift the flap book.
Kellogg, Steven.
Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale. Morrow, 1986. (P-I)
Humorous tale of folk hero Pecos Bill.
Kellogg, Steven.
Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett : A Tall Tale. Morrow, 1995. (P-I)
From the moment she's born, Sally Ann is amazing. She can "out- talk, out-grin, out-scream, out-swim, and out-run any baby in Kentucky." On her eighth birthday she's off to the frontier, where, among other feats, she skins a grizzly bear alive. She grows tall and strong, marries Davy Crockett, and protects her family from a gang of hooligan alligators.
Kerr, Rita.
The Alamo Cat. Eakin, 1987. (I)
The rangers of the Alamo adopted Ruby the cat as their mascot.
Ketner, Mary Grace.
Ganzy Remembers. Atheneum, 1991. (P-I)
Ganzy tells her daughter about her childhood on a Texas farm years ago. OP
Ketteman, Helen.
Armadillo Tattletale. Scholastic, 2000. (P-I)
Armadillo's habit of eavesdropping and then misreporting what he hears makes the other animals so angry that they find a way to keep him from overhearing their private conversations.
Ketteman, Helen.
Bubba the Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale. Scholastic, 1997. (P-I)
A fairy godcow helps downtrodden Bubba win the heart of his true love, Miz Lurleen.
Khalsa, Dayal Kaur.
Cowboy Dreams. Tundra, 1990 (P-I)
A little city girl wants to grow up to be a cowboy.
Kimmel, Eric A.
The Runaway Tortilla . Winslow, 2000. (T-I)
This is a clever retelling of "The Gingerbread Boy" with a southwestern flavor.
Kinerk, Robert.
Slim and Miss Prim . Rising Moon, 1998. (P)
When rustlers capture the talkative Marigold Prim, her cattle, and her ranch hand, they find her incessant conversation too much to bear and change their plans.
King, David C.
Wild West Days. Wiley & Sons,1998. (I, L)
Projects, games, activities and recipes from the cowboy and ranch days.
Knowlton, Laurie Lazzaro.
Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On. Pelican, 1995. (R)
Thanks to the naughty desert animails, Slim Jim Watkins wakes up each morning to find a that a different article of clothes is missing. He wears more and more to bed, until finally he slips into his bedroll dressed from head to toe.
Kottke, Jan.
From Acorn to Oak Tree. Children's Press, 2000. (P-I)
This book describes how acorns become oak trees.
Kuklin, Susan.
Hoops with Swoops. Hyperion, 2001. (P-I)
The story and life of Sheryl Swoops, the Houston Comets' and WNBA's most valuable player. Shows her demonstrating some basketball basics.
Le Jars, David.
Mis amigos los animals. Two-Can, 2000. (T-P)
A Spanish book with simple illustrations of animals.
Let's Go. St. Martin's, various dates. (Y+)
Let's Go travel guides were first created by Harvard Students who traveled on tight budgets. The popular books focus on cheap places to stay, eat, and visit.
Levine, Ellen.
Tree That Would Not Die. Scholastic, 1995. (P-I)
The history of Austin's Treaty Oak from its origin as an acorn to its poisoning. The story relates historical events that may have happened from the tree's perspective.
Levy, Janice.
Abuelito Eats With His Fingers. Eakin, 1999. (P-I)
Tina does not like her Abuelito until her mother asks her to spend the day with him and they draw pictures, look at his statues, and make tortillas.
Lockwood, Mark W.
Learn About Texas Birds. Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1997. (I+)
Activities and information about Texas birds.
Little, Mildred J., and Mickey Little.
Hiking and Backpacking Trails of Texas: Walking, Hiking and Biking Trails for all Ages and Abilities. Gulf Publishing, 1999. (Y+)
In this book, Texas is divided into four geographical regions. A map for each region lists the trails and parks. Each trail and park listed has its own page with a map, trail notes, and location description.
Lomas Garza, Carmen.
In My Family / En mi familia. Children's Book Press, 1996. (I)
The author describes, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas through beautiful illustrations and bilingual text.
London, Jonathan.
Froggy se viste. Penguin Ediciones, 1997. (P)
In this translation of Froggy Gets Dressed, rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.
London, Jonathan.
Jackrabbit . Crown, 1996 (P)
When a baby jackrabbit's home is destroyed by developers, she is cared for by a human family until she is big enough to live on her own in the world.
London, Jonathan.
Red Wolf Country. Dutton, 1996. (P-I)
Two red wolves hunt, eat, and prepare for the birth of their pups. OP
Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet, various dates. (Y+)
A very popular companion guide for people who are interested in visiting more than the hot tourists spots. The Lonely Planet guidebooks include descriptions of lesser know villages and hamlets to the adventurer who wants to feel and see how the locals really live.
Long, Sylvia.
Hush Little Baby. Chronicle, 1997. (T-P)
The traditional song illustrated with pictures from nature. Available in board book.
Loomis, Christine.
Cowboy Bunnies. Putnam, 1997. (P)
Little bunnies spend their day pretending to be cowboys riding their ponies, mending fences, counting cows, eating chow, and singing cowboy tunes until it is time for bed.
Lopez, Loretta.
�Qu� sorpresa de cumplea�os! Lee & Low, 1997. (I)
A five-year-old Mexican American girl who will not be six until December has a great deal to celebrate when her sister swaps birthdays with her in the summer.
Lourie, Peter.
Rio Grande: From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. Boyds Mills, 1999. (I+)
This book follows the Rio Grande River in its journey (including Texas) into the Gulf.
Love, Anne D.
I Remember the Alamo. Holiday House, 1999. (I)
A young girl is forced to move to San Antonio by her father and subsequently is caught up in the battle of the Alamo.
Lowell, Susan.
The Bootmaker and the Elves. Orchard, 1999. (P-I)
A poor bootmaker wakes one morning to find his last piece of leather made into a pair of fancy new cowboy boots with stars and roses made by a pair of elves.
Lowell, Susan.
Cindy Ellen : A Wild Western Cinderella. HarperCollins, 2000. (P-I)
Cindy Ellen's fairy godmother helps her attend the biggest event of the season, a rodeo and square dance where she meets rodeo champion Joe Prince. Outfitted in the "finest riding clothes west of the East" and diamond spurs, she rides to the dance in a carriage of six cactus mice transformed into six dappled horses.
Lowell, Susan.
Little Red Cowboy Hat. Henry Holt, 1997. (P-I)
A southwestern version of "Little Red Riding Hood" in which Little Red rides her Pony, Buck, to Grandmas ranch with a jar of cactus jelly in the saddlebags.
Lowell, Susan.
Three Little Javelinas. Rising Moon, 1992. (P-I)
Story of the three little pigs only using javelinas and a coyote that wanted to eat them with red chili sauce.
Lukins, Sheila.
All Around the World Cookbook. Workman, 1994. (Y+)
Acclaimed cookbook author Lukins visited 33 countries in two years to write this 591 page feast.
Lund, Bill.
The Apache Indians. Capstone, 1998. (P-I)
Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Apache people, covering their daily life, customs, relations with the government, and more.
Lund, Bill.
The Comanche Indians. Capstone, 1997. (P-I)
Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Comanches, covering their daily life, customs, relations with the government and others.
Lund, Jillian.
Way Out West Lives a Coyote Named Frank. Dutton, 1993. (P-I)
Frank the coyote enjoys his desert home and spending time with his friends and by himself.
McAuliffe, Emily.
Texas Facts and Symbols. Hilltop, 1998. (L)
Presents information about the state of Texas, its nickname, motto, and emblems.
McDermott, Gerald.
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest. Harcourt Brace, 1994. (P-I)
Coyote uses his trickster techniques to get the birds to teach him how to fly.
McDermott, Gerald.
Flecha al sol / Arrow to the Sun. Penguin, 1991. (P)
An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.
McDonald, Flora.
Quiero a los animales. Mexico, D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1996. (T)
In this translation of I Love Animals, a girl names all the animals on her farm that she likes, from Jock the dog to the pig and her piglets.
McDonald, Mary Ann.
Sunflowers. Child's World, 1997. (P)
Describes the physical characteristics, origins, and uses of the sunflower.
McLean, Cheryl.
Careers for Shutterbugs and Other Candid Types. VGM Career Horizons, 1995. (Y+)
Chapter one of this book offers an overview of types of jobs in photography, predictions for the future, income potential, education and training, college opportunities, photography courses and workshops, photographer's portfolio, and internships. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of photography, such as freelance photography and nature and wildlife photography.
McManners, Hugh.
The Complete Wilderness Training Book: Field Skills for Adventure in the Outdoors. Dorling Kindersley, 1994. (Y+)
Are you a survivor? Find out by reading through and studying the full-color images in this book. Chapters include information about basic equipment, shelters, building a fire, finding water and food, and navigating in rough conditions.
McPhail, David M.
El dia que el perro dijo, "�Quiquiriqui!" Scholastic, 1999. (P)
The farm animals are bored until a big wind strikes the barnyard in this translation of The Day the Dog Said, "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"
MacGill-Callahan, Shiela.
And Still the Turtle Watched. Dial, 1991. (P+)
A turtle shaped rock watches the changing people and world around it over a period of many years.
Machado, Ana Mar�a.
Besos m�gicos. Mexico: Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes, 1996. (I)
After a trying time, Nanda is able to reconcile the fact that her dad has remarried and that she has a new brother.
Machado, Ana Mar�a.
El perro del cerro y la rana de la sabana. Ekare, Ediciones/Banco Del Libro, 1998. (T-P)
A rhyming story about a dog and a frog who argue about who is the bravest.
Magley, Beverly.
Texas Wildflowers: A Beginner's Field Guide. Falcon, 1995. (I+)
Information on locating and identifying the most common flowers in the state of Texas.
Malone, John Williams.
An Album of the American Cowboy. Watts, 1971. (I+)
Information and photographs of nineteenth-century west and cowboy life. OP
Manning, Stephen Neal.
The Courage of Common Men. Republic of Texas, 2001. (L)
Interviews and stories with World War II veterans from Texas.
Marrin, Albert.
Plains Warrior: Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanches. Atheneum, 1996. (I+)
The story of the Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, son of Cynthia Ann Parker, and the part he played in U.S. history.
Marsh, T.J. and Jennifer Ward.
Way Out in the Desert. Northland, 1998. (P-I)
Using the tune of "Over in the Meadow," the authors take us on a trip through the Sonoran Desert to learn about the plant and animal life. There are also numbers hidden on each page which the children will enjoy finding.
Marshall, James.
Rat on the Range and Other Stories. Dial, 1993. (I+)
Eight humorous stories about a rat family vacationing on a dude ranch run by rat terriers.
Martin, Bill Jr.
Barn Dance. Henry Holt, 1988. (P+)
A young boy is discovers the farm animals in a magical barn dance in the middle of the night.
Martin, Bill Jr.
Here Are My Hands . Henry Holt, 1995. (T-P)
Introduction to body parts with bright illustrations of multi-racial children.
May, Alex.
Digital Photography. Dorling Kindersley, 2000. (Y+)
This pocketsize guide contains current and easy-to-follow information about what digital photography entails, buying a digital camera, taking photos, editing, and saving images. Like all DK books it provides basic information about the subject and includes a small glossary.
Mazer, Anne, ed.
A Walk in My World: International Short Stories about Youth. Persea, 1998. (Y)
A collection of short stories from around the world by such authors as Valentin Rasputin, Yasunari Kawabata, and Toni Cade Bambara.
Medearis, Angela Shelf.
Our People. Atheneum, 1994. (P)
Parent and child discuss their African-American heritage and the contributions made to civilization by their people. OP
Medearis, Angela Shelf.
Tailypo: A Newfangled Tall Tale. Holiday House 1996. (P-I)
A boy confronts a strange critter that tries to steal his family's last meal.
Medearis, Angela Shelf.
The Zebra-Riding Cowboy. Henry Holt, 1992. (P-I)
The depiction of the old folk song where an educated man is mistaken for a greenhorn and proceeds to demonstrate his ability to ride a wild horse.
Meyer, Carolyn.
Jubilee Journey. Harcourt Brace, 1997. (I+Y)
A thirteen year old girl goes to Texas to celebrate Juneteenth with her grandmother.
Meyer, Carolyn.
Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker. Harcourt Brace, 1992. (I-Y)
The story of Cynthia Ann Parker who was taken as a child and raised by the Comanche Indians and later returned to her white relatives.
Miller, Margaret.
My Five Senses. Aladdin, 1998. (T)
Five attractive, multicultural preschoolers narrate this simple photographic survey of sensory activities.
Miller, Robert H.
The Story of 'Stagecoach' Mary Field. Simon & Schuster, 1995. (P-I)
This Bluebonnet title is a simple biography about the adventures of African-American Mary Field, first woman stagecoach driver. OP
Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn.
Write Where You Are: How to Use Writing to Make Sense of Your Life: A Guide for Teens. Free Spirit, 1999. (Y)
Provides advice and exercises to enable individuals to become more confident and competent writers.
Moffat, Judith.
Who Stole the Cookies? Grosset Dunlop, 1996. (T-P)
Simple paper cut illustrations and the traditional childhood chant.
Mora, Pat.
Delicious Hullabaloo / Pachanga deliciosa. Pi�ata, 1998. (P)
In this bilingual poem, lizards, armadillos, and other creatures of the night make merry beneath the desert moon, enjoying the strains of a mariachi band and gobbling lots of delicious foods.
Mora, Pat.
Listen to the Desert / Oye al desierto. Clarion, 1994. (I)
A bilingual poem which describes some of the sounds of nature in a desert.
Morris, Ann.
Families. HarperCollins, 2000. (P)
A simple explanation of families, how they function, how they are different, and how they are alike.
Munro, Roxie.
The Inside-Outside Book of Texas. Seastar 2001. (P+)
A pictorial and geographic introduction to natural and man made Texas landmarks.
Murphy, Jill.
What Next Baby Bear? Putnam, 1986. (T-P)
While his mother readies his bath, Baby Bear makes a quick trip to the moon. OP
Myers, Walter Dean.
Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse. HarperCollins, 1993. (P-I)
This unusual book pairs photographs of black children from the early part of this century with verses written by Myers.
Navarro, Laura.
Marcelo el murci�lago / Marcelo the Bat. Bat Conservation International, 1997. (P-I)
A bilingual story of Marcelo who has the daily routine of going out at night with his parents and other bats to hunt and eat insects. When winter comes, he has to learn what migration is. Some facts about bats are included after the story.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
Sweet Strawberries. Atheneum, 1999. (P-I)
A wife and her grumpy husband go to market where the wife gets upset with her husband for not buying any strawberries.
Nixon, Joan Lowery
If You Say So Claude. Warne, 1980. (T-P)
Shirley and Claude move across Texas in their covered wagon, looking for a peaceful place to settle down.
Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Search for the Shadowman. Delacorte, 1996. (I)
Because of a history assignment. a boy sets our to clear the name of one of his Texas ancestors.
Noble, Trinka Hakes.
El d�a que la boa de Jimmy se comi� la ropa. Penguin, 1997. (P)
In this translation of The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.
Numeroff, Laura.
The Best Mouse Cookie. HarperCollins, 1999. (T)
Board book version of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
Si le das un panqueque a una cerdita. HarperCollins, 1999. (T-P)
One thing leads to another in this translation of If You Give A Pig A Pancake.
Nye, Naomi Shihab.
Habibi. Simon & Schuster, 1999. (Y)
Moving from St. Louis to Jerusalem is no easy task at the age of 14. Lyana does not know what to expect from her "new" relatives and her new school. She learns that people's differences are blessings instead of curses.
Orozco, Jos�-Luis.
De colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs for Children. Dutton, 1994. (L)
Lyrics in Spanish and English and music to 27 children's songs from Spanish-speaking countries.
Orozco, Jos�-Luis.
Diez deditos / Ten Little Fingers & Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America. Dutton, 1997. (L)
Lyrics of traditional children's songs and rhymes from Latin Amerca with English translations.
Owens, William A.
Texas Folk Songs. SMU, 1976. (I+)
Folk songs which have been sung in Texas throughout the ages
Paparone, Pamela.
Los cinco patitos: una rima tradicional. North South, 1997. (T-P)
When her five little ducks disappear one by one, Mother Duck sets out to find them.
Parker, Laurie.
Texas Alphabet. Quail Ridge, 2000. (P-I)
Using rhyming words and the alphabet, Ms. Parker mentions some of the people, places, and things that make Texas great.
Parram�n, Jos� Mar�a.
Mi primera vista a la granja. Barron's, 1990. (T-P)
A class and its teacher visits a farm where they learn about such animals as cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and rabbits.
Paulsen, Gary.
Canyons. Delacorte, 1990. (I-Y)
Two boys, separated by the canyons of time and two vastly different cultures, face challenges by which they become men. Coyote Runs, an Apache boy, takes part in his first raid - the one that will usher him into manhood. More than a hundred years later, while camping near Dog Canyon, fifteen-year-old Brennan Cole becomes obsessed with a skull that he finds, pierced by a bullet. He learns that it was the skull of an Apache boy executed by soldiers in 1864.
Pennington, Daniel
Itse Selu: Cherokee Harvest Festival. Charlesbridge, 1994. (P-I)
Tells about the Harvest Festival of the Cherokees.
Perl, Lila.
Pi�atas and Paper Flowers: Holidays of the Americas in English and Spanish. Clarion, 1983. (I+)
A description of several Hispanic holiday and how they are celebrated around the world.
Pinkney, Andrea.
Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy. Harcourt Brace, 1996. (P-I)
Describes the life and times of a rodeo star that was the son of a former slave.
Pinkney, Sandra.
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children. Scholastic, 2000. (T-P)
A simple photographic essay book shows the many shades of black.
Pittman, Helena Clare.
Still-Life Stew. Hyperion, 1998. (P-I)
Rosa grows a variety of bright and beautiful vegetables, picks them, paints a picture, and then makes them into a tasty stew.
Poulet, Virginia.
Azul�n visita a M�xico. Children's Press, 1990. (T-P)
In this translation of Blue Bug Visits Mexico, Azul�n enjoys looking at the toys and crafts and at the people who are dancing at a party.
Press, Judy.
Little Hands Big Fun Craft Book: Creative Fun for 2-to-6-year-olds. Williamson, 1995. (L)
Illustrated collection of seventy-five simple art and crafts project for preschoolers.
Ratz de Tagyos, Paul.
Showdown at Lonesome Pellet. Clarion, 1994. (P)
Saladin, an unassuming hero who wears a radish hat, delivers the Western town of Lonesome Pellet from the obnoxious Pointy Brothers. OP
Rees, David, and Luke Crampton.
DK Encyclopedia of Rock Stars. Dorling Kindersley, 1996. (Y+)
Eight hundred and six performers and groups are highlighted in this biographical dictionary.
Reeves, Judy.
A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life. New World Library, 1999. (Y+)
Reeves offers an inspiring writing suggestion for each day of the year and a chapter for each month to guide older young adult and adult writers.
Reisfeld, Randi.
This Is the Sound: The Best of Alternative Rock. Aladdin, 1996. (Y)
Identifies today's top alternative bands, observes what they are saying, and points out how they are affecting the present generation.
Rice, James.
Gaston Goes to Texas. Pelican, 1978. (P-I)
Gaston the alligator gets hurled by a Louisiana hurricane into west Texas where he becomes the first alligator cowboy.
Rice, James.
Texas Alphabet. Pelican, 1988. (P-I)
Introduces words and names, from A to Z, significant to Texas history, beginning with Austin and concluding with Lorenzo de Zavala.
Rice, James.
Texas Jack at the Alamo. Pelican, 1989. (P-I)
The battle of the Alamo is described by an eyewitness jackrabbit.
Rice, James.
Vaqueros. Pelican, 1998. (P-I)
A history of the cowboy in America from the time the Spanish brought cattle to the New World in the 1500's through the Civil War.
Roberts, Willo Davis.
Jo and the Bandit. Atheneum, 1992. (I)
On her way to visit her uncle in Texas, a twelve-year-old girl is caught in a stagecoach robbery and befriends an outlaw that wishes to change his ways.
Rogers, Lisa Waller.
Angel of the Alamo: A True Story of Texas. Benson, 2000. (I+)
The story of one girl's life during the siege at the Alamo.
Ross, Gayle.
How Turtle's Back Was Cracked. Dial, 1995. (P+)
Turtle brags about killing coyote (when it was really possum) and the wolves decide to teach him a lesson which results in the pattern on his shell.
Ross, Kathy.
Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild About Deserts. Millbrook, 1998. (L)
Provides instruction for twenty projects for crafts such as a cactus puppet, a tortoise treasure keeper, an egg carton rattlesnake, a sand art necklace, and more.
Ross, Kathy.
Every Day is Earth Day: A Craft Book. Millbrook, 1995. (L)
Includes many suggestions for earth-friendly crafts.
Rossi, Joyce.
The Gullywasher / El chaparr�n torrencial. Rising Moon, 1998. (I)
In this tall tale to his granddaughter, a grandfather explains to her why he looks the way he does.
Rounds, Glen.
The Cowboy Trade. Holiday House, 1994. (I+)
How cowboys really lived and worked.
Rounds, Glen.
Cowboys. Holiday House, 1991. (T-P)
Follows a cowboy from sunup to bedtime as he rounds up cattle, kills a rattlesnake, and plays cards in the bunkhouse after dinner.
Royston, Angela.
Life Cycle of an Oak Tree. Heinemann, 2000. (P)
Introduces the life cycle of an oak tree, from the sprouting of an acorn through its more than 100 years of growth.
Ryder, Joanne.
Mockingbird Morning. Simon & Schuster, 1989. (P)
A young girl explores the sights and sounds of an early morning. OP
Sachar, Lois.
Holes. Farrar Straus, 1998. (I+)
A young boy is sent to a juvenile correctional camp in the Texas desert.
S�enz, Benjamin Alire.
A Gift from Papa Diego / Un regalo de pap� Diego. Cinco Puntos, 1998. (I)
In this bilingual story, when little Diego gets a Superman outfit for his birthday, he hopes to fly across the border to Mexico to be with his grandfather whom he loves.
Sakai, Kimiko.
Sachiko Means Happiness. Children's Book Press, 1990. (P-I)
Although at first Sachiko is upset when her grandmother no longer recognizes her, she grows to understand that they can still be happy together.
Salgado, Antonio.
Canciones infantiles: las m�s bellas y tradicionales canciones para ni�os. Selector, 1999. (L)
Traditional songs Spanish songs for children.
Salinas, Bobbi.
Los tres cerdos / The Three Pigs: Nacho, Tito, and Miguel. Pi�ata, 1998. (P)
This bilingual retelling of "The Three Little Pigs" takes place in the Southwest. Miguel, the cleverest of the pigs, sees through the wolf's artificially sugared tricks, and ultimately destroys the wolf's power to deceive others. The story exposes how those in positions of power are often less strong and frightening than we are sometimes led to believe.
S�nchez, Juanvi.
El cuento del Se�or Pato. Spain: Anaya, 1998. (T-P)
This is the story of an inquisitive duck.
Sanrom�n, Susana.
La se�ora rega�ona. Mexico, D.F: Fondo de Cultura Econ�mica, 1997. (T-P)
Beautifully illustrated poem about a girl who at first is frightened of the moon and later learns to see "her" as a friend.
Sastr�as, Martha.
El sapo que no quer�a comer. Mexico, D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1998. (P)
King Frog gets invited to Queen Turtle's kingdom. There she feeds him the best food of her kingdom but he refuses to eat, until an astute physician tells the Queen that she must feed bugs to the King.
Scieszka, Jon.
La verdadera historia de los tres cerditos. Viking Penguin, 1991. (P-I)
In this translation of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, the wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened.
Scott, Ann Herbert.
Cowboy Country. Houghton Mifflin, 1996. (T-P)
An old "buckeroo" tells about life as a cowboy and how it has changed him since he became one.
Scott, Elaine.
Adventures in Space: The Flight to Fix the Hubble. Hyperion, 1995. (I-Y)
A behind-the-scenes look at NASA and the repair of the HubbleTelescope. OP
Shannon, George.
La cancion del lagarto / Lizard's Song. Morrow/Avon 1994. (T-P)
Bear tries to learn lizard's song.
Shaw, Charles.
Indian Life in Texas. State House, 1987. (I+)
Depicts the unique struggles of the Native Americans both on and off of reservations.
Shaw, Charles G.
It Looked Like Split Milk. Harper Festival, 1993. (T)
In this classic title different shapes turn out to be clouds. Available in board book.
Shefelman, Janice Jordan.
Spirit of Iron . Eakin, 1987. (I)
A young girl disguises herself as a boy to find her kidnapped Lipen Apache friend. Sequel to A Paradise Called Texas.
Sherman, Josepha.
Steer Wrestling. Heinemann, 2000. (P-I)
Covers the basics in steer wrestling as a rodeo event.
Sierra, Judy and Robert Kaminski.
Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children. Oryx, 1991. (L)
Twenty-five folktales representing the peoples and cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, including Latin American and African American stories.
Sizer, Mona D.
Texas Heroes: A Dynasty of Courage. Republic of Texas, 2000. (L)
A collection of stories about noted Texan heroes through history.
Smith, Cynthia Leitich.
Jingle Dancer. Morrow, 2000. (P+)
A contemporary Native American tale of a young girl's dream of joining the dancers at the next powwow.
Smith, Erica.
Write It Down! A Girl's Guide to Keeping a Journal. Rosen, 1999. (Y)
Discusses journal writing as a useful and fun activity to help middle school girls learn about themselves and express their thoughts and feelings.
Smith, Joanne.
Cuisine, Texas: A Multiethnic Feast. University of Texas, 1995. (Y+)
How did ethnic dishes find their way to Texas kitchens? Often immigrants brought their treasured recipes to Texas but did not have their familiar ingredients. Substitutions were made and that is why some of our favorite dishes have a unique Texas taste. Chapters are divided by countries and types of foods.
Soto, Gary.
Chato y cena. Putnam, 1997. (P-I)
In this translation of Chato's Kitchen, Chato the cat prepares a lot of good food to attract the mice who have moved into the barrio.
Soto, Gary.
Chato's Kitchen. Putnam, 1995. (P)
A cat invites a family of mice to his home to share a tasty meal of salsa and enchiladas.
Soto, Gary.
El viejo y su puerta. Paper Star, 1998. (P)
Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets for a party with a door on his back.
Spencer, Joyce.
Fabulous Framing. Sally Milner, 2000. (Y+)
Spencer doesn't make frames with any wood-making tools. All that's needed are ready-made frames, paints, brushes, and some common household items and natural objects.
Spohn, Kate.
Ruth's Bake Shop. Orchard, 1990. (P)
Ruth, an octopus who loves to bake, spends so much time making shortbread, pies, cookies, and cakes that she opens her own bake shop. OP
Stanush, Barbara Evans.
Texans: A Story of Texan Cultures for Young People. University of Texas Institute of Texas Cultures, 1988. (L)
Provides information and activities on the various cultures living in Texas.
Stevens, Carla.
A Book of Your Own: Keeping a Diary or Journal. Clarion, 1993. (Y)
This book describes how to create and keep journals and has lots of examples from famous and not-so-famous people's journals.
Steves, Rick.
Rick Steves' Guides. John Muir Publications. (Y+)
Rick Steves' guides present the big picture as well as the essential details travelers need to know when starting a trip. His expertise relies on the fact that he has traveled almost everywhere.
Stewart, Finley. ed.
Best Stories from the Texas Storytelling Festival. August House, 1995. (I+)
A collection of stories rich in Texas heritage that have been told at the Texas Storytelling Festival.
Stilwell, Alexander.
The Encyclopedia of Survival Techniques. Amber, 2000. (Y+)
The beginning chapters are divided into types of regions: desert, sea, tropics, polar, and mountains. The second half of the book includes information about first aid, fire making, food, navigation, river crossings, ropes and knots. Black and white line drawings illustrate concepts through out the book.
Stover, Jill.
Alamo Across Texas. Lothrop, 1993. (P)
When a drought dries up his perfect river home, Alamo the Alligator sets off to find a new place to live.
Stroud, Virginia.
A Walk to the Great Mystery. Dial, 1995. (P+)
A brother and sister visit their grandmother, a Cherokee medicine woman, who shows them the spirit of life in all living things. OP
Sturges, Philemon.
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza). Dutton, 1999. (P-I)
The Little Red Hen wants to make a pizza but only has a can of tomato sauce, so she proceeds to take all the necessary steps to make the pizza without the help of duck, dog, and cat. When the smell of pizza is in the air, the three friends change their tune with an amusing twist.
Stutson, Caroline.
Cowpokes. Lothrop, 1999. (T-P)
Cowpokes wake, eat flapjacks, rope strays, mend fences, and strum guitars.
Sutcliffe, Jane.
Babe Didrikson: All Around Athlete. Carolrhoda, 2000. (P-I)
The story of Babe Didrikson, track and field star, beginning when she was a young girl in Texas.
Sykes, Julie.
Los huevos de Dora. Lectorum, 1998. (T-P)
As she goes around seeing the babies of the other farmyard animals, Dora becomes less and less proud of her first eggs, until they hatch into cute chicks. This is a translation of Dora's Eggs.
Tafolla, Carmen.
Baby Coyote and the Old Woman / El coyotito y la viejita. Wings, 2000. (I)
A bilingual story of a coyote who teaches his friend how to care for the place that they both love.
Temko, Florence.
Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America . Lerner, 1996. (L)
Directions for making eight traditional crafts.
Terzian, Alexandra M.
The Kids Multicultural Art Book: Art & Craft Experiences From Around the World. Gareth Stevens, 1998. (I-L)
A well-illustrated collection of simple craft projects from around the world.
Thomas, Joyce Carol.
I Have Heard of a Land. HarperCollins, 1998. (I)
Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory.
Thong, Roseanne.
Round is Moon Cake: A Book of Shapes. Chronicle, 2000. (T-P)
Asian heritage is introduced through shapes.
Tiller, Ruth.
Cinnamon, Mint, and Mothballs: A Visit to Grandmothers House. Browndeer, 1993. (P-I)
When a child stays overnight at her grandmothers house, she becomes aware of all the different sights, sounds and creatures there.
Totten, Kathryn.
Storytime Crafts. Alleyside, 1998. (L)
Forty-four simple crafts based on storytime themes.
Turner, Ann.
Let's Be Animals. Harper, 1998. (T-P)
A simple book for preschoolers featuring many animals.
Turner, Ann.
Sewing Quilts. Macmillan, 1994. (P-I)
A pioneer girl sees pieces of her life sewn into the quilts she, her sister, and her mother make.
Turner, Robyn Montana.
Texas Traditions: The Culture of the Lone Star State. Little Brown, 1996. (I+)
An overview of Texas culture, customs and traditions including information on festivals, people, and recipes for popular food.
VanLeeuwen, Jean.
Going West. Dial, 1992. (P-I)
Follows a family's emigration by prairie schooner from the East, across the plains to the West. OP
Varriale, Jim.
Take a Look Around: Photography Activities for Young People. Milbrook, 1999. (I+)
Varriale recommends an inexpensive 35mm point-and-shoot camera with black and white film and a flash for the projects in this book. His projects teach young people about shadow and light, camera angles, frame and scale, composition, sequencing, action shots, peak moments in an action, group portraits, and mood photos. Each project is accompanied with a photo example of the lesson he is teaching. Kids from 9 to 15 years old took the photos at summer camp.
Velthuijs, Max.
Sapo enamorado. Venezuela: Ekare Ediciones/Banco del Libro, 1994. (P)
In this translation of Frog in Love, Frog is head-over-heels in love with Duck but he is too shy to tell her so. He paints her a picture, sends her flowers, and jumps the high jump to demonstrate his affection.
Wade, Mary Dodson.
I'm Going to Texas / Yo voy a Tejas. Colophon, 1995 (T-I)
A simple bilingual story highlighting what Texas has to offer. Each page has a box with additional facts about Texas.
Wade, Mary Dodson.
"T" Is For Texas. GHB, 2000. (P-I)
An alphabet book with facts about Texas.
Wade, Mary Dodson.
Texas Fun Facts & Games. GHB, 2000. (L)
A companion resource book to "T" is for Texas.
Wadham, Tim.
Lions, and Tigers, and Books-Oh My!: Program Guide for the Texas Reading Club 1993. Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1993. (L)
The 1993 program manual features many wonderful ideas for programs, including how to make puppets of various Texas animal.
Wallace, Mary.
I Can Make Gifts. Owl, 1995. (L)
Using common household odds and ends, kids can make gifts that are fun, easy, and great-looking.
Walter, Virginia.
Hi, Pizza Man. Scholastic, 1995. (T-P)
A delightfully silly story of a little girl who is waiting for a pizza to be delivered. OP
Wang, Mary Lewis.
El pr�ncipe rana. Children's Press, 1989. (P)
A retelling of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale, "The Frog Prince," in which a frog retrieves a ball for a princess in return for a promise that she is reluctant to keep. OP
Warren, Betsy.
Twenty Texans: Historic Lives for Young Readers. Hendrick-Long, 1985. (I+)
Biographies of twenty men and women throughout history.
Weiss, George David.
What a Wonderful World. Atheneum, 1995. (T-P)
The song made popular by Louis Armstrong in the 1960's is brought to life with Ashley's Bryan's illustrations.
Wellington, Monica.
Bunny's Rainbow. Dutton, 1999. (T)
Simple board book with bright illustrations.
Wells, Rosemary.
La estupenda mam� de Roberta. Santillana, 1995. (P-I)
In this translation of Hazel's Amazing Mother, Roberta, a little badger, comes to understand what a truly special mother she has.
Wells, Rosemary.
L�ale a su conejito. Scholastic, 1999. (T-P)
Brief text and colorful illustrations tell what happens when parents and children share twenty minutes a day reading in this translation of Read to Your Bunny.
Wells, Rosemary.
Max's Breakfast. Dial, 1985. (T)
In this board book, Max's sister tries hard to get him to eat his egg.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls.
Going West: (My First Little House Books). HarperCollins, 1996. (T-P)
A young pioneer girl and her family prepare to travel west in a covered wagon.
Williams, Carol Lynch.
My Angelica. Delacorte, 1999. (Y)
Fifteen-year-old Sage is enthusiastic about submitting her historical romance novel to the school creative writing contest, but her would-be boyfriend George thinks that it is awful and tries to stop her.
Williams, Docia S.
Best Tales of Texas Ghosts. Wordware, 1997. (I-L)
A collection of ghost stories from Texas.
Williams, Vera B.
"More, More, More," Said the Baby. HarperCollins, 1990. (T-P)
A trio of multigenerational, multi-racial "love stories" about three babies and their grown ups. Available in board book.
Williamson, Sarah Heinze.
Amarillo: The Yellow Rose of Texas. Eakin, 1996. (P-I)
Prairie Dog Pete tells about Texas and Amarillo history using rhyming text and colorful pictures.
Wilson, Keith.
Photography. Random House, 1994. (Y+)
Published for young people, this book includes chapters on using a camera, lenses, filters, vacation pictures, and competitions. Pictures on every page illustrate techniques. The last few pages introduce advanced photography.
Winter, Jeanette.
Cowboy Charlie: The Story of Charles M. Russell. Harcourt Brace, 1995. (P+)
A picture book biography of the famous artist.
Winter, Jeanette.
Follow the Drinking Gourd. Knopf, 1988. (I+)
Using the words to the song "The Drinking Gourd" runaway slaves find their way to Canada through the underground railroad.
Winter, Jeanette.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Harcourt Brace, 2000. (T)
Beautifully illustrated children's song in board book format.
Wood, Audrey.
La casa adormecida. Harcourt Brace, 1995. (P)
In this translation of The Napping House, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion with just one bite.
Yaccarino, Dan.
Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon. Scholastic, 1997. (T-P)
A trip to the moon is told in simple rhyming text.
Yolen, Jane.
Street Rhymes Around the World. Boyds Mills, 2000. (L)
Gives examples of various rhymes used around the world.
Yorinks, Arthur.
Whitefish Will Rides Again! HarperCollins, 1994. (P)
It's up to lawman Whitefish Will to come to the rescue when a gang of outlaws steal all the horses and threaten to burn down the entire town.
Zappler, Georg.
Learn About Texas Indians. Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1996. (I+)
Activities and information about Texas Indians.
Zappler, Georg.
Learn About Texas Dinosaurs. Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1994. (I+)
Activities and information about Texas dinosaurs.
Zemach, Margot.
La gallinita roja. Mirasol, 1992. (T-P)
The little red hen discovers that none of her lazy friends are willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes when the work is done.

Audio Recordings

Armstrong, Louis.
The Very Best of Louis Armstrong. Crimson, 1998. (CD) (L)
Backstreet Boys.
Black & Blue. Zomba, 2000. (cassette/CD) (I+)
Baker, Georgette.
Cantemos Chiquitos #2: More Traditional Songs From South of the Border. Cantemos, 1994. (cassette) (P)
Beall, Pamela Conn.
Wee Sing Sing-Alongs. Price Stern Sloan, 1990. (cassette) (P)
The Best of World Music: World Dance Party. Putumayo World Music, 1994. (cassette/CD) (P+)
Buckwheat Zydeco.
Choo Choo Boogaloo. Music for Little People, 1994. (cassette/CD) (T-P)
The Choctaw Way: A Blend of Music, Chant and Story That Honors the Choctaw Indian Tribe. Storytribe Publishing, 4417 Morningside Way, Canyon Lake, TX 78133/ (830) 899-5678. (cassette/CD) (T+)
Cogen, Lyle.
Friends Like You and Me. Molzac Music, 1995. (cassette/CD) (T-P)
Country for Kids: Vol. 1-3. Various Artists. CMH, 1994. (CD) (P-I)
Country Music for Kids. Disney, 2000. (cassette/CD) (I+)
Serie platino. BMG/U.S. Latin, 1996. (cassette/CD) (P-I)
DC Talk.
Welcome to the Freak Show: Live in Concert. ForeFront, 1997. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
del Rey, Mar�a.
Universe of Song. Music For Little People, 1999. (CD) (T+)
Feinstein, Michael.
Pure Imagination. Elektra, 1992. (CD) (T-P)
For Our Children. Disney, 1992. (CD) (T-P)
Ingham, Donna.
Texas (& Texanized) Myths & Legends. Wordshop Press, 2001. (cassette) (P+)
Lenero, Maruja.
Oquixpi: M�sica creativa infantil. Centro de Estimulacion Temprana Oquixpi, 1999. (cassette/CD) (T+)
Madonna Music. Warner Brothers, 2000. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
Unplugged. WEA Latina, 1999. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
Mariachi: Folklore de Mexico. Laserlight, 1998. (CD) (I+)
Matchbox Twenty.
Mad season. Atlantic, 1996. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
Nakai, R Carlos.
Mythic Dreamer: Music for Native American Flute. Canyon, 1998. (CD) (I+)
Onda Sonora: Red Hot + Lisbon. Bar None, 1999. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
Orozco, Jos�-Luis.
De Colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs for Children. Arcoiris, 1998. (cassette/CD) (T+)
Orozco, Jos�-Luis.
Diez deditos / Ten Little Fingers. Arcoiris, 1998. (cassette/CD) (T+)
Orozco, Jos�-Luis.
Vol. 1 - L�rica infantil. Arcoiris, 1998. (cassette/CD) (T+)
Orozco, Jos�-Luis.
Vol. 3 - L�rica infantil. Arcoiris, 1998. (cassettte/CD) (T+)
Putumayo Presents Latino! Latino! Putumayo World Music, 1997. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
Kid A. Capitol, 2000. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
One Light, One Sun. Rounder, 1985. (cassette/CD) (T-P)
Raffi In Concert With the Rise and Shine Band. MCA, 1989. (cassette/CD) (T-P)
Sanders, Don.
Sourdough Cowboy. Green Giraffe, 1994. (cassette) (T-P)
Seeger, Pete.
Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes: Little & Big: Animal Folk Songs. Folkways, 1997. (cassette/CD) (P+)
Sesame Street.
Elmo's Lowdown Hoedown. Sony, 1998. (CD) (T-P)
Soler, Francisco Gabilondo.
Grandes �xitos Cri-Cri, Digital 2. BMG/U.S. Latin, 1992. (cassette/CD) (P-I)
Tingle, Tim.
Grandma Spider Brings the Fire and Other Native American Stories. Storytree, 2001. (cassette) (I+)
All That You Can't Leave Behind. Interscope, 2000. (cassette/CD) (Y+)
Weaving the Strands: Music by Contemporary Native American Women. Red Feather, 1998. (CD) (I+)


Note: You must have public performance rights for all videos shown in programs at the library.

All the Colors of the Earth. Weston Woods, 1995. (7 minutes) (T-P)
This video celebrates the diversity of children laughing, loving and glowing with life and has a captivating musical score.
American Tall Tale Heroes. CFV, 1974. (15 minutes) (P-Y)
Depicts the adventures of four American folk heroes including Pecos Bill)
Annie Oakley. Rabbit Ears, 1992. (30 minutes) (P-I)
Depicts the exploits of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Battle of the Alamo. A & E, 1993. (50 minutes) (I+)
Kenny Rogers hosts this documentary on the battle of the Alamo.
Birding Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1993. (37 minutes) (I+)
From springtime migration to attracting birds to your backyard, this video provides entertainment and education about Texas birds. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
Chato's Kitchen. Scholastic, Weston Woods, 1999. (11 minutes) (T-P)
Chato the cat invites a family of mice to his home to share a tasty meal of salsa and enchiladas. Cheech Marin provides lively narration.
Cost of Freedom: In Search of Freedom . Grace Products, 1991. (40 minutes) (I)
A girl is transported back in time in order to experience the Alamo firsthand.
Davy Crockett. AIMS, 1992. (30 minutes) (P-I)
Larger than life Davy Crocket is depicted as an American tall tale hero.
Destinations: The Best of Texas Parks and Wildlife. Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1997. (49 minutes) (I-L)
A tour of the state's most picturesque attractions. Viewers will enjoy discovering wildflowers in bloom, bird watching, rafting the Rio Grande, traveling through the Big Ben area and more.
El Gaucho Goofy. WDEM, 1971. (8 minutes) (P-I)
Goofy, changes from and American cowboy to an Argentinian gaucho and illustrates the differences.
�Eres t� mi mam�? Random House, 1994. (10 minutes) (T-P)
Spanish version of P.D. Eastman's The Best Nest. Mr. and Mrs. Bird go in search of a new nest, coming to the conclusion that their old nest is the best.
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night. Weston Woods, 1968. (8 minutes) (P-I)
Based on the book by the same title, this video traces the chase for a fox who tried to feed his family.
Hermitage Masterpieces, Vol. 1-6. Studio Quart, 1992. (80 minutes each) (Y+)
This six volume set offers and opportunity to view one of the world's greatest museums. Located in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Hermitage houses countless masterpieces from every school of Western art.
The History of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1-10. Time-Life, 1995. (60 minutes each) (Y+)
From Volume 1, "Rock 'N' Roll Explodes" to Volume 10, "Up from the Underground" the history of rock 'n' roll is never boring in this series.
History of Texas Indians: Texas Buffalo Hunters and Warriors. SVE, 1998. (28 minutes) (I+)
Depicts the major Indian tribes through history and their lifestyle and culture as it was affected by the white man.
Home on the Range. View-Master, 1986. (25 minutes) (P-I)
The Kidsong Kids go to a western town and to a Fourth of July celebration where they sing 11 favorite American, western & traditional songs.
How to Visit an Art Museum. Tellens, 1993. (29 minutes) (Y+)
Stunningly photographed within the galleries of one of the world's great museums, The Art Institute of Chicago, this video has tips on how to see and appreciate art.
Into the Circle: An Introduction to Native American Powwows. Film Ideas, 1993. (58 minutes) (I+) Documents the tribal ceremonies and songs from a contemporary powwow through footage and interviews.
Introduction to Texas Wildflowers . Chip Taylor, 1991. (20 minutes) (P+)
A review of the 21 most popular and most recognized wildflowers in Texas.
The Last of the Caddoes. Phoenix, 1982. (29 minutes) (P-I)
As exploration of not only a part of our American Indian heritage, but of the coming of age of a young boy as well. It captures the essence of life in the thirties for parents and child alike, while evoking the spirit and beauty of American folklore.
Louvre 200 Vol. 1-3. Public Media Home Vision, 1993. (59 minutes each) (Y+)
Three guided tours that explore the fascinating history of the museum, provide a look at its most precious art, and reveals how the museum inspired great painters and sculptors throughout the ages.
McGruff Files: People Different but Alike. AMI, 1993. (18 minutes) (P-I)
McGruff teaches kids how to handle ethnic diversity.
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch. GPN, 1983. (29 minutes) (P-I)
Based on the book by Trinka Hakes Noble, this is a segment of the television program and features the story about Pa, who goes to town for some excitement, but whose day pales in comparison to what was going on back at the ranch.
Nolan Ryan: Feel the Heat. HPG Homevideo, 1990. (46 minutes) (I+)
The life and times of the famous baseball legend Nolan Ryan.
The Patchwork Quilt. GPN, 1988. (30 minutes) (P-I)
Segment of the television program featuring the story about how, using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life. Also discusses patchwork quilts at the Boston Children's Museum.
Pecos Bill. AMI, 1988. (30 minutes) (P-I)
The story of the American folk hero, Pecos Bill.
Pete's A Pizza. Weston Woods, 2000. (6 minutes) (T-P)
Pete's parents know exactly what to do when Pete's in a bad mood. Based on the book by William Steig.
A Rainbow of My Own. Live Oak, 1996. (5 minutes) (T-P)
A small boy finds a rainbow in his room.
Reading Rainbow 51: Barn Dance. GPN, 1989. (30 minutes) (P-I)
Includes book by John Archambault about authentic barn dance.
Reading Rainbow 53: Knots on a Counting Rope. GPN, 1988. (30 minutes) (P-I)
A young Indian boy must deal with his blindness.
Reading Rainbow 85: Sophie and Lou. GPN, 1992. (30 minutes) (P-I)
A mouse named Sophie overcomes her shyness by learning how to dance.
Rick Steves' Travel the World Series. Questar, 1997. (53 minutes) (Y+)
This series, which features lots of beautiful sights, historical background, and practical information, is one of the best of its kinds.
Rock Art of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife. (28 minutes) (I+)
Introduces viewers to the impressive Native American pictographs found in Texas. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
Super Cities Series. International Video Network, 1995. (30 minutes) (Y+)
This unique series transports the viewer to the center of a busy metropolis brimming with life and color.
Texas Festivals. Mockingbird Hill, 1994. (15 minutes) (P+)
Shows celebrations at Athens, Castroville, San Antonio, El Paso, Hondo, Luling, New Braunfels, Palacios, Port Arthur, Round Top, and Victoria. German, Mexican, Tiguan, and Alsatian cultures are featured. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
Texas History Timeline. Mockingbird Hill, 1994. (15 minutes) (I+)
Texas History Time Line is a nutshell version of Texas history. It begins in 1519 with Pineda's expedition. Historical figures discussed include Fr. Hidalgo, Bonham, Jane Long, Santa Anna, Bowie, Travis, Houston, Austin, and many more. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
Texas: Land of Legends. Mockingbird Hill, 1993. (29 minutes) (I+)
Texas History Time Line is a nutshell version of Texas history. It begins in 1519 with Pineda's expedition. Historical figures discussed include Fr. Hidalgo, Bonham, Jane Long, Santa Anna, Bowie, Travis, Houston, Austin, and many more. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
Texas Symbols. Mockingbird Hill, 1988. (15 minutes) (I+)
Texas Symbols begins with flags of Texas history and continues with symbols such as state tree, flower, bird, gem, song, and the state dish, chili. Other symbols shown include the Alamo, the Capitol, and the San Jacinto Monument. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
Texas Symbols for Little Texans. Mockingbird Hill, 1998. (15 minutes) (P+)
Tells about the best known Texas symbols such as the state bird, flower, and tree as well as more recent selections such as the state dish, fruit, insect, large mammal, small mammal, flying mammal, reptile, stone, gem, sport, song, and more. For children 4-9 years. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
Texas Wildflowers. Mockingbird Hill, 1993. (15 minutes) (P+)
Shows how wildflowers contribute to erosion control, water conservation, landscaping, and beautification. The bluebonnet legend is told, and the National Wildflower Research Center at Austin is discussed. Available with public performance rights from Texas Video Library at
A Tour of the Prado. Video Associates, 1983. (60 minutes) (Y+)
The Prado in Madrid, Spain displays more than six thousand paintings in its extensive and beautiful collection.
Uffizi: Florence's Treasure House of Art: The Story of the Museum. VPI/AC Video, 1988. (60 minutes) (Y+)
View one of the world's oldest and most important museums which houses the finest collections of Italian Renaissance paintings.
United Tastes of America with Dorinda Hafner Vol 1-2. PBS Home Video, 1998. (240 minutes) (Y+)
Filled with authentic, delectable recipes, this video brings all the flavors of the country to every kitchen. Covers Italian American, Jewish American, Southwestern, Chinese American, African American, Cajun, German American, and Native American cuisine.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Disney, 1995. (25 minutes)
Five classic Eric Carle titles are included in this animated video.


I Spy Junior. Scholastic, 1999. (T-P)
Engages kids with riddles and hundreds of colorful objects in familiar surroundings.

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