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  • Kitty Up!

    Elizabeth Wojtusik, Sachiko Yoshikawa

    Hardcover (Dial, May 1, 2008)
    Excited about the wondrous things around her in her cozy home, a little kitten spends her days exploring her surroundings, but when she spies the beauty of the world outside and leaps through the window to experience nature firsthand, little Kitty gets lost along the way and so happily accepts the help of a friend to bring her back to the home she loves.
  • The Mysterious Tale of Gentle Jack and Lord Bumblebee

    George Sand, Gennady Spirin

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 3, 1988)
    Adopted by the evil Lord Bumblebee, Gentle Jack refuses to learn to be as wicked as the lord and his followers and escapes to an island where only goodness is known.
  • The Whales' Song

    Dyan Sheldon, Gary Blythe

    Hardcover (Dial, May 6, 1991)
    Enthralled by her grandmother's story of seeing and hearing whales singing in the sea long ago, Lilly hopes to see them herself and to hear their mysterious songs
  • You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts

    Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, Robin Glasser

    Hardcover (Dial, April 15, 2002)
    Life parallels art in this madcap romp through the historical environs of Boston and the renowned Museum of Fine Arts. This irresistible companion to You Can't Take a Balloon Into The Metropolitan Museum and You Can't Take a Balloon Into The National Gallery begins when a little girl visits the museum's treasures and her balloon gets loose. Floating past Paul Revere House, Fenway Park, Trinity Church, and other landmarks, the balloon's adventures seem to mirror the paintings and sculpture the girl is admiring. Thirty-three past and present legends of Boston (such as Louisa May Alcott, Bill Russell, and Ted Williams) are hidden within the illustrations, and their bios are included. You Can't Take a Balloon Into The Museum of Fine Arts is once again "an introduction to art, a dandy puzzle, and an imaginative guide."
  • Twelfth Night

    Bruce Coville, Kathryn Hewitt

    Hardcover (Dial, March 10, 2003)
    Provides readers with a simple retelling of the celebrated comedy by William Shakespeare, enhanced with full-color illustrations and lines from the play.
  • I Did It. I'm Sorry.

    Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner

    Hardcover (Dial, May 1, 1998)
    Ollie Octopus, Bucky Beaver, Howie Hogg, and other animal characters encounter moral dilemmas involving such virtues as honesty, thoughtfulness, and trustworthiness
  • Little Cliff's First Day of School

    Clifton L. Taulbert, E. B. Lewis

    Hardcover (Dial, July 1, 2001)
    Little Cliff is terrified of starting school if it means leaving behind toys, home, and family, but with Mama Pearl's encouragement, he is able to overcome his first-day jitters. By the creators of Little Cliff and the Porch People.
  • Raccoon's Last Race

    Joseph Bruchac, James Bruchac

    Hardcover (Dial, Oct. 12, 2004)
    The team behind How Chipmunk Got His Stripes retells an Abenaki fable that warns against arrogance and honors the importance of keeping your promises. Azban the Raccoon loves to race on his long legs. He is the fastest of all the animals, but he’s also the most conceited, mocking everyone with his speed. When the other animals grow tired of his attitude, Azban chooses Big Rock as his next opponent. Busy taunting instead of running, he trips, and Big Rock flattens him. Only the ants will help stretch him out again—as long as he promises to be their friend. But will a trickster like Azban keep his word? This clever and funny reimagining of a traditional story is for fans of Ed Young’s Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China and David Wiesner’s The Three Pigs. “Lively, clever, and authentic.”—Kirkus “The text reads aloud smoothly and keeps the action moving quickly. A strong addition to picture-book collections.”—School Library Journal
  • Cinnamon's Day Out: A Gerbil Adventure

    Susan L. Roth

    Hardcover (Dial, June 1, 1998)
    A gerbil escapes from his cage and enjoys a day on his own before being happily returned
  • The Lady and the Lion: A Brothers Grimm Tale

    Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Laurel Long

    Hardcover (Dial, Oct. 27, 2003)
    An epic novel of love, courage, and honor follows a young woman, who, after facing a ferocious lion to save her father, discovers that the lion is actually a kind prince under the spell of an evil enchantress, and as love blossoms between them, she must embark on a seven-year quest to save him.
  • Children of the Longhouse

    Joseph Bruchac

    Hardcover (Dial, June 1, 1996)
    Eleven-year-old Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister must make peace with a hostile gang of older boys in their Mohawk village during the late 1400s.
  • Seeing Redd

    Frank Beddor

    Hardcover (Dial, Aug. 21, 2007)
    Alyss of WonderlandÂ’s rule has only just begun and already those who prefer chaos to peace are threatening to destroy everything worth imagining. Trailed by newly appointed Royal Bodyguard Homburg Molly, Alyss does her best to keep pace with the spiraling, non-stop demands of being Queen while attempting to evade Molly for a few private moments with Dodge. AlyssÂ’s life is already a challenging mix of duty, love and imagining when a series of phantom sightings set fire to an urban myth of her Imperial ViciousnessÂ’s return and have everyone Seeing Redd. Has Redd somehow freed herself and her chief assassin, the Cat, from the confines of the Heart Crystal to challenge her niece once again? If not, then who has resurrected ReddÂ’s brutal footsoldiers, the Glass Eyes, and set them loose to attack Wonderland on all sides? Battles rage, looking glasses explode and the Alyssians are once again uniting to defend White Imagination in this fast-paced second book in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy.