Tag Archives: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

The Finest Christmas Tree

Author: Ann Hassett Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description Every year Farmer Tuttle loads his truck with Christmas trees fresh from his farm and drives down to the city to sell them. Then he picks out a special Christmas hat to bring home to Mrs. Tuttle. But one year, people stopped buying real […]

The Problem With Chickens (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))

Author: Bruce McMillan Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description The ladies of Iceland have a problem: the birds lay their eggs in nooks on the sides of steep cliffs, so the ladies have a very difficult time getting any of the eggs for baking. They go to town to buy chickens to lay […]

The Birds’ Christmas Carol

Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description This classic Christmas story by the author of REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens’s Tiny Tim. Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family’s special Christmas baby. As her tenth birthday approaches, declining health threatens […]

The Quiet Book

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Deborah Underwood Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Amazon.com Review Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2010: Give Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Gorilla  the night off and pick up this new bedtime classic. This pitch-perfect picture book by Deborah Underwood and illustrator Renata Liwska will quell the pre-bedtime crazies. With the […]

Curious George Goes to the Beach

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description One hot summer day, George and the man with the yellow hat go to the beach. What fun George has at the beach! What fun he has feeding the seagulls! It’s fun, that is, until they fly away with something […]

Curious George and the Firefighters

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Anna Grossnickle Hines Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description George and the man with the yellow hat take a trip to the firehouse where George finds all sorts of new things to explore. When one curious monkey meets a company of unsuspecting firefighters, a big adventure is sure to […]

Merry Christmas, Ollie (Gossie and Friends)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Olivier Dunrea Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description An endearing and beautifully rendered tale sure to be a family favorite. It’s Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their bright colored boots in the barn. Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. […]

I Like You

Rating: (61 reviews) Author: Sandol Stoddard Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description A tiny book that expresses the true meaning of friendship. Amazon.com Review “Here is the book that Romeo would have given Juliet; Charlie Brown would have given Snoopy; and you can give to some very special friend” proclaims the back cover […]

Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Amazon.com Review Product Description When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things you just don’t do. It’s clearly a bad idea to tease a tiger, pull a python’s tail, or bother a black widow spider. But do you […]

Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book)

Rating: (43 reviews) Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley’s enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often […]

The House in the Night

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Susan Marie Swanson Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the […]

Princess Ben

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Catherine Murdock Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description Benevolence is not your typical princess and Princess Ben is certainly not your typical fairy tale. With her parents lost to unknown assassins, Princess Ben ends up under the thumb of the conniving Queen Sophia, who is intent on marrying her […]