Tag Archives: Children’s Books: Literature: General

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (406 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description A vicious captain, a mutinous crew — and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did […]

The Scrambled States of America

Rating: (62 reviews) Author: Laurie Keller Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Amazon.com One day, Kansas wakes up grumpy. The other 49 states are stretching, yawning, and pouring maple syrup onto each other’s pancakes, but irritable Kansas announces to his kindly neighbor Nebraska that life is dull and changes must be made: “All day long […]

The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set (Flat Stanley)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Stanley Lambchop is just a normal boy, with a normal younger brother named Arthur, and two normal parents. That is, until a bulletin board falls on him during the night and flattens him to half an inch thick! From this point on, Stanley will never […]

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: James Herriot Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Product Description James Herriot’s Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian’s delightful tales for young readers. From the springtime frolic of Oscar, Cat-About-Town to the yuletide warmth of The Christmas Day Kitten, these stories-radiantly illustrated by Peter Barrett and Ruth Brown-are perennial favorites, […]

Kit an American Girl (6 Book Set)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl

Socks

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Socks is one happy cat…. He lives with a nice young couple called Brickers who play with him, pet him, feed him treats, and always have a warm lap for him to sit in. Then a new baby joins the family Suddenly, the Brickers are […]

Old Yeller (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (123 reviews) Author: Fred Gipson Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description At first, Travis couldn’t stand the sight of Old Yeller The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a […]

Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids)

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Michaelene Mundy Publisher: Abbey Press

Heat

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Mike Lupica Publisher: Puffin Product Description Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If […]

Dirt on My Shirt

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Jeff Foxworthy Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description In this hilarious collection of poems, comedian Jeff Foxworthy creates a neighborhood filled with fun, family, friends, and more. Here you’ll meet Cousin Lizzy, Uncle Ed and Aunt Foo Foo, cows with horns that don’t go beep, dads in sweaters, also sheep. From the thrill […]

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Karen Beaumont Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the […]

Max’s Toys (Max Board Books)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Rosemary Wells Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com Max is an irresistibly cute but persistent little bunny who wants what he wants when he wants it–any parent with an active toddler will relate. And like most little kids, Max thinks the grass is always greener on the other side; to be more precise, […]

The New Baby

Rating: (39 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description In this well-loved Little Critter picture book, our funny young hero has to get used to a new baby sister. What a problem. The baby doesn’t pay attention when Little Critter reads to her. She cries when he makes silly faces. And […]

Dear Mr. Henshaw (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (152 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Although her books have been enjoyed by generations of kids, Beverly Cleary herself didn’t enjoy reading as a child at least not at first. In first grade she was grouped with the slowest readers in her class. Amazon.com When, in second grade, Leigh writes to […]

Milkweed (Readers Circle)

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli (Maniac McGee, Stargirl) paints a vivid picture of the streets of the Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a curious, kind, heartbreakingly naïve orphan with many names. His name is Stopthief when people shout […]

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)

Rating: (56 reviews) Author: Ally Carter Publisher: Hyperion Product Description The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls schoolthat is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE, the latest in chemical warfare in science; and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes computer class. So in truth, Gallagher […]

Septimus Heap Box Set: Books 1 and 2 (Septimus Heap)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Enter the world of Septimus Heap With heart-stopping action, humor, and endearing characters, Septimus Heap is an internationally bestselling fantasy sesries

Clementine

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Sara Pennypacker Publisher: Hyperion

The Night Before First Grade (Reading Railroad Books)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Natasha Wing Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Book Description It’s the night before the Big Day—first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore’s classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise […]

Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Tony Mitton, Ant Parker Publisher: Kingfisher Product Description Join our wacky animal crew for the flight of a lifetime! From the airport terminal to the flight deck, the zippy text and zappy art take children through how a plane flies, safety rules, in-flight entertainment and air traffic control. This action-packed picture […]

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Medal Book)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Simms Taback Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com When Joseph’s favorite overcoat gets old and worn, he makes a jacket out of it. When the jacket is more patches than jacket, Joseph turns it into a vest. When the vest’s number is up, Joseph makes a scarf. This thrifty industry continues until there’s […]

The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.

Where is Baby’s Mommy?

Rating: (38 reviews) Author: Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Is Mommy behind the chair? Is Mommy behind the plant? Join baby as he plays hide-and-seek with Mommy. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps in this delightful interactive book are perfect for parents and children to share.

Read All About It!

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Tyrone rules the school! He’s king of the monkey bars, a math machine, and a science whiz. The only thing he doesn’t like about school is reading. Books are so boring! But when strange visitors start dropping by the classroom for story hour, […]

Chrysanthemum (rpkg)

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Until Chrysanthemum started kindergarten, she believed her parents when they said her name was perfect. But on the first day of school, Chrysanthemum begins to suspect that her name is far less than perfect, especially when her class dissolves into giggles upon hearing her name read aloud. That […]

Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: DK Publishing Publisher: DK CHILDREN Book Description Since his debut in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, fans have followed the adventures of learned scholar and hunky professor Indiana Jones. He is the unlikely action-hero who undertakes perilous adventures involving snakes, rats, spiders, and villains, in order to stop powerful, mystical […]

Mister Seahorse

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: Publisher: Philomel Amazon.com Are you ready for a scintillating seahorse fact? The father seahorse is the one who carries the mother’s eggs around in his pouch before they hatch. In Mister Seahorse, master collage artist Eric Carle teaches preschoolers this lesson and introduces them to a few other fish who bear […]

Thomas the Tank Engine’s Big Lift – And – Look Book

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Amazon.com Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. Children love books with flaps. They can’t get enough of them. And this book has many, many flaps–over 60, in fact. Something else: children are crazy about Thomas the tank engine. Translation? Very young readers will happily spend […]

Julius, the Baby of the World

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com For children who are facing the arrival of a new sibling, Julius, the Baby of the World makes for great biblio-therapy. At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. But when her parents repeatedly coo, “Julius is the […]

Magic Tree House CD Collection Books 9-16

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Publisher: Imagination Studio

Fortunately

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Remy Charlip Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away. Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane. Unfortunately, the motor exploded. Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane. Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute. What else […]

Library Lion

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Michelle Knudsen Publisher: Candlewick Product Description An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is […]

Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!: The First Experiment (From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. Macguire)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Here’s what you need to know about Phineas L. MacGuire, boy-scientistextraordinaire, aka Mac: 1. He’s allergic to purple, telephone calls, and girls, and can proveit. 2. He’s probably the world’s expert on mold, including which has thehighest stink potential. 3. He does not have […]

How to Eat Fried Worms

Rating: (138 reviews) Author: Thomas Rockwell Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com How to Eat Fried Worms has happily repulsed children since its original publication in 1973. Now youngsters can experience this classic story in a whole new yucky way, by listening to it on audiocassette. Narrator Jay O. Sanders gives extra kick and vitality to this already […]

The View from Saturday

Rating: (283 reviews) Author: E. L. Konigsburg Publisher: Aladdin Amazon.com A powerhouse sixth-grade Academic Bowl team from Epiphany Middle School; the art of calligraphy; the retirees of Century Village, Florida; a genius dog named Ginger; and a holiday production of “Annie” all figure heavily in the latest book by E. L. Konigsburg, who has produced […]

The People of Sparks (Books of Ember)

Rating: (94 reviews) Author: Jeanne Duprau Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com When teenagers Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow lead their people up out of the Earth, fleeing their dying underground city of Ember, everything is new and a little frightening to the refugees–the sun and the moon, birds, trees, fire…and the people of Ember are strange to […]

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Bernard Evslin Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror — the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom. Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty — mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful […]

Out Of The Dust (Apple Signature Edition)

Rating: (838 reviews) Author: Karen Hesse Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com Like the Oklahoma dust bowl from which she came, 14-year-old narrator Billie Jo writes in sparse, free-floating verse. In this compelling, immediate journal, Billie Jo reveals the grim domestic realities of living during the years of constant dust storms: That hopes–like the crops–blow away in […]

You Are Special

Rating: (169 reviews) Author: Max Lucado Publisher: Crossway Books Product Description Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones–those with smooth wood and fine paint–always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little […]

How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Nancy Carlson Publisher: Puffin

Blueberries for Sal

Rating: (85 reviews) Author: Robert McCloskey Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk go the blueberries into the pail of a little girl named Sal who–try as she might–just can’t seem to pick as fast as she eats. Robert McCloskey’s classic is a magical tale of the irrepressible curiosity–not to mention appetite–of youth. Sal and […]

Owl at Home (I Can Read Book 2)

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Welcome to Owl’s cozy home. Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. One evening he invites Winter to sit by the fire. Another time he finds strange bumps in his bedroom. And when Owl goes for a walk one night, he makes a friend that […]

I Like Bugs (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Black Bugs. Green Bugs. Fat Bugs. Buggy Bugs., I like Bugs!, , A rhyming ode to insects, penned by none other then Margaret Wise Brown. This poem was originally published in The Friendly Book., , Mile 1 books entice […]

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores (Berenstain Bears)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Papa Bear and the cubs are having some trouble with chores –– they don’t want to do them! When they decide to take a break from cleaning, Mama Bear plays along. But what will happen when the mess builds up . . . and up . . […]

Holes

Rating: (3279 reviews) Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com “If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy.” Such is the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there […]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)

Rating: (2599 reviews) Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Scholastic Amazon.com For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who’s forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series catapults into action when the […]

Where the Red Fern Grows (A Bantam Starfire Book)

Rating: (1201 reviews) Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart’s desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Paperback. Amazon.com Author Wilson Rawls spent […]

Lauren The Puppy Fairy (Pet Fairies)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Daisy Meadows Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description The Pet Fairies have one of the most important jobs in Fairyland! Along with their special pets, they make sure that all animals find safe homes with the right owners. But when Jack Frost steals the magical pets, Fairyland is in an uproar! Can […]

Wee Sing Bible Songs (Wee Sing) CD and Book Edition (Wee Sing)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp Publisher: Price Stern Sloan Book Description The bestselling Wee Sing line is now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans! These eight classic Wee Sing titles are now in a great new package—a book and CD in a reusable blister!

Yay, You! : Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Publisher: Little Simon Amazon.com On the occasion of her son’s graduation from high school, Sandra Boynton, the well-loved creator of books and cards featuring hippos, dinosaurs, and sheep, has written a celebratory book for “onwardly mobile” readers. Everyone on the planet will compare this title to Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places […]