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Books published by publisher Dial

  • Once There Was a Tree

    Natalia Romanova, Gennady Spirin

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 16, 1985)
    An old stump attracts many living creatures, even man, and when it is gone, a new tree attracts the same creatures, who need it for a variety of reasons.
  • Look! The Ultimate Spot the Difference Book

    A. J. Wood, April Wilson

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 24, 1990)
    Invites the reader to find the differences between pictures that are similar but not identical
  • Dollhouse Magic

    P. K. Roche

    Hardcover (Dial, March 15, 1977)
    Gives instructions for making simple dollhouse furniture and accessories from household odds and ends.
  • One Bear in the Hospital

    Caroline Bucknall

    Hardcover (Dial, March 4, 1991)
    A broken leg lands Ted Bear in the hospital, and he hates it, until an encouraging nurse and visits from friends help him make the best of it
  • The Christmas Witch

    Steven Kellogg

    Paperback (Dial, Oct. 1, 1992)
    Gloria must prove that she has what it takes to become a Christmas Witch by bringing peace to a planet occupied by two feuding factions
  • My Man Blue

    Nikki Grimes, Jerome Lagarrigue Lagarrigue

    Hardcover (Dial, May 1, 1999)
    Damon & Blue Just us two Cruising up the avenue. With his night-and-day shades and a frame like a "heavyweight boxing machine," it might seem like this guy would be someone to steer clear of....But that's not the way it is. Blue is the best friend a kid could ever have. Blue, who lost one boy to the streets-and is determined that this time will be different. And Damon, whose laugh reminds him of that child, and who, even though he's the "man of the house," knows there's room for a guy like Blue in his life. To shoot hoops with, bounce thoughts off of, to share a laugh and a hot dog with all the works. And to know that at the end of the day there's someone standing steadfast in his corner. Someone Blue. Drawing on those friendships that have inspired her own extraordinary life, Nikki Grimes creates a poetically realistic tale of that joyous, complicated bond that draws us, one to another. To this Jerome Lagarrigue, in a truly wondrous picture book debut, adds powerful and sensitive paintings that capture the rich moods and atmospheres of the story's Harlem setting.
  • A Child's Treasury of Poems

    Mark Daniel

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 30, 1986)
    A collection of rhymes, verses, songs, lullabies, and jingles from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Waiting for the Evening Star

    Rosemary Wells, Susan Jeffers

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 6, 1993)
    Growing up between 1909 and 1917, Berty enjoys the slow-rolling wheel of time on his Vermont farm and cannot understand his older brother's desire to see other parts of the world
  • The Secret of the Underground Room: A Johnny Dixon, Professer Childermass Book

    John Bellairs

    Hardcover (Dial, Dec. 17, 1990)
    When Father Higgins disappears, Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass discover disturbing clues which lead them to England and an encounter with a long-dead knight.
  • Soul Looks Back in Wonder

    Tom Feelings

    Hardcover (Dial, Nov. 1, 1993)
    A full-color, collaborative effort, featuring work by the artist for Jambo Means Hello and poetry by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Walter Dean Myers, among others, passes the heritage of strength and creativity to today's young African Americans. Winner 1994 Coretta Scott King Book Award. BOMC.

    Elissa Haden Guest, na, Abigail Halpin

    Paperback (Dial, July 6, 2013)
    In the vein of Eloise and Marley, here's an adorable tale of two well-intentioned rule breakers who show each other how friends deserve to be treated Bella knows her family's rules by heart, but she much prefers her own: Candy for breakfast, no hair-washing, and no such thing as bedtime. And then . . . Bella the wild child gets a new pet! At first, Bella and Puppy are the very best of friends. But when it turns out that Puppy doesn't like the family rules either (including the rule not to gnaw off Bella's teddy bear's arm),'s time for a little puppy training. And Bella might just learn a thing or two herself!
  • First Tomato: Voyage to the Bunny Planet Book

    Rosemary Wells

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 1, 1992)
    After getting snow in her shoes, suffering through math class, and waiting for a bus that never seems to come, Claire decides that it is time for a visit to the Bunny Planet.