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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo
Hardcover from Candlewick
Media Published: 2006-02-14
ISBN: 0763625892

A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate DiCamillo, complete with stunning full-color plates by Bagram Ibatoulline, honors the enduring power of love.
"Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . ."
Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely.
And then, one day, he was lost.
Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
Paperback from Simon & Brown
ISBN: 1613820747

The only authorized movie tie-in for the hit movie of the 1994 holiday season. Kipling's The Jungle Book, starring Jason Scott Lee, Sam Neill, and John Cleese, is sure to be the blockbuster movie of the season. It has already been featured on Entertainment Tonight and will have major publicity and promotion surrounding its release. 8 pages of photos.

No child should be allowed to grow up without reading The Jungle Books. Published in 1894 and 1895, the stories crackle with as much life and intensity as ever. Rudyard Kipling pours fuel on childhood fantasies with his tales of Mowgli, lost in the jungles of India as a child and adopted into a family of wolves. Mowgli is brought up on a diet of Jungle Law, loyalty, and fresh meat from the kill. Regular adventures with his friends and enemies among the Jungle-People--cobras, panthers, bears, and tigers--hone this man-cub's strength and cleverness and whet every reader's imagination. Mowgli's story is interspersed with other tales of the jungle, such as "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," lending depth and diversity to our understanding of Kipling's India. In much the same way Mowgli is carried away by the Bandar-log monkeys, young readers will be caught up by the stories, swinging from page to page, breathless, thrilled, and terrified. (Ages 9 to 12)

White Fang (Aladdin Classics)
White Fang (Aladdin Classics)
by Jack London
Paperback from Aladdin
ISBN: 1416914145

Jack London's adventure masterpiece is not only a vivid account of the Klondike gold rush and North American Indian life, but it is also an intriguing study of the effects different environments have on an individual. Celebrate the centennial anniversary of the classic tale of a wolf-dog who endures great cruelty before he comes to know human kindness.
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
Audio CD from Listening Library (Audio)
Media Published: 2010-05-25
ISBN: 0307710262

Jack London's The Call of the Wild was written in 1903, but Buck's gripping adventure makes for a thrilling listen on audio more than 100 years after it was first published.
This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack.
"To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world," E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London's greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was published. His story of the dog Buck, who learns to survive in the bleak Yukon wilderness, is viewed by many as his symbolic autobiography. "No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild," said H. L. Mencken.
Stick Dog Wants a Hamburger
Stick Dog Wants a Hamburger
by Tom Watson
Kindle Edition from BookBaby
Media Published: 2010-11-15

Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park. Their plans to do so are both devious and wacky. Illustrated with bold pastels, this story breaks the conventions of the traditional picture book: The narrative is conversational, the illustrations are loud and accessible and the story is longer (about 6,000 words) and aimed at slightly older readers of seven and up. Parents who read aloud will enjoy the story - and the laughs. Priced low so more people can discover Stick Dog and his buddies.

Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park. Their plans to do so are both devious and wacky. Illustrated with bold pastels, this story breaks the conventions of the traditional picture book: The narrative is conversational, the illustrations are loud and accessible and the story is longer (about 6,000 words) and aimed at slightly older readers of seven and up. Parents who read aloud will enjoy the story - and the laughs. Priced low so more people can discover Stick Dog and his buddies.

Black Beauty: His Groom and Companions ; the Uncle Tom S Cabin of the Horse
Black Beauty: His Groom and Companions
by Anna Sewell
Paperback from Nabu Press
ISBN: 1141690829

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

"A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.

Black Beauty tells the story of the horse's own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman to a painfully overworked cab horse. Throughout, Sewell rails--in a gentle, 19th-century way--against animal maltreatment. Young readers will follow Black Beauty's fortunes, good and bad, with gentle masters as well as cruel. Children can easily make the leap from horse-human relationships to human-human relationships, and begin to understand how their own consideration of others may be a benefit to all. (Ages 9 to 12)"

War Horse
War Horse
by Michael Morpurgo
Paperback from Scholastic Press
ISBN: 0439796644
In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
Paperback from Simon & Brown
ISBN: 1613820429

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

"[Mole] thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before--this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again." Such is the cautious, agreeable Mole's first introduction to the river and the Life Adventurous. Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society- hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other mostly well-meaning creatures. Michael Hague's exquisitely detailed, breathtaking color illustrations on almost every generous spread--along with Kenneth Grahame's elegant, delightfully old-fashioned characterizations of the animals--make this book a wonderful read-aloud. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations, and this lavishly illustrated gift edition is perhaps the finest around. (All ages, or 9 to 12)

This reviews refers to ISBN 0805002138.

Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
Board book from HarperFestival
Media Published: 1991-08-02
ISBN: 0694003611

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight.

In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

Perhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for--or attempting to postpone--his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." Clement Hurd's illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit's room.

Finding all of the items mentioned throughout the book within the pictures is a good bedtime activity--a reappearing little mouse is particularly pesky. By the end of the little rabbit's goodnight poem, the story has quieted to a whisper, and the drawings have darkened with nightfall. As you turn the last page, you can expect a sleepy smile and at least a yawn or two. (Picture book)

Bonjour Babar!: The 6 Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar
by Jean De Brunhoff
Listed under Babar

The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
Listed under David Wiesner Books

If You Take a Mouse to School
by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
Listed under Ages 4 - 8

Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
(Board book -- September 1991)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Listed under Baby Books

Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)
(Board book -- September )

The Kissing Hand
by Audrey Penn, et al
(Hardcover -- December 1993)

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Caldecott Honor Book, )
by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
(School & Library Binding -- January 28, )

Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White, Garth Williams
(Paperback -- April )

Everyone Poops
by Taro Gomi, Amanda Mayer Stinchecum (Translator)
(Hardcover -- March 1993)

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
by Felicia Bond (Illustrator), Laura Joffe Numeroff
(Hardcover -- October )

Lizards Weird and Wonderful
Lizards Weird and Wonderful
by Margery Facklam
Book Description: Do you know the difference between a salamander and a lizard? Did you know that the largest lizards live in a habitat especially created for them by humans? In this highly informative book, Margery Facklam's enthusiastic and accurate writing blends with Alan Male's precise illustrations to describe 13 of these amazing creatures. Facklam and Male deliver an in-depth look into the fascinating world of lizards, from their quirky eating habits to the defense of their territory. Whether Lizards: Weird and Wonderful engenders a single book report or a lifelong interest, it is a book that captures the essence of a group of intriguing creatures. 
Hardcover from Little Brown & Company
Moo, Baa, La La La (Boynton, Sandra. Boynton Board Books.)
by Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
(Hardcover -- November 1982)

Olivia (Caldecott Honor Book, )
by Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
Listed under Children 4-8

Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
(Paperback -- August 1, 1984)

The Cat in the Hat
by Seuss, et al
Listed under Dr Seuss Books

Dog Heaven
by Cynthia Rylant
Listed under Dogs

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
by Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)
(Paperback -- July )

The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
(Board book -- March 1991)

Rosa Bonheur: All Nature's Children
by Gabriel P. Weisberg
Listed under Rosa Bonheur

The Story of Doctor Dolittle
The Story of Doctor Dolittle
by Hugh Lofting, Michael Hague
Doctor Dolittle--a 19th-century English physician--has never been one for worrying much. Even after his human patients desert him (when one too many sit on one of the doctor's unusual parlor pets), he manages to convert gracefully to animal medicine. Having mastered animal language along the way (with the help of his caustic yet amusing parrot, Polynesia), he has a good head start in his practice. Then, one cold, dark winter night, as the doctor and his pets sit around the fire, a message arrives, via sparrow, from Africa. A terrible epidemic has broken out among the monkeys, and Doctor Dolittle is the only one who can save them. The beneficent physician checks his money box--not a penny left. But the fate of Africa's ailing apes lays squarely on his shoulders. 
And so begins the delightful, whimsical adventures that are still enthralling readers three quarters of a century after their original 1920 publication. Hugh Lofting, winner of the 1923 Newbery Medal for The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, has more than a knack for storytelling. His ability to imbue in his characters--human and animal--distinct, unique personalities is remarkable, and his respect for the rights of all who share the planet shines throughout. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter -
School & Library Binding from William Morrow
The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle
(Hardcover -- August )

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book
by Eric Carle
Listed under Baby Books



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