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Books published by publisher Harcourt Childrens Books

  • Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big

    Joyce Dunbar, Debi Gliori

    Hardcover (Harcourt Children's Books, Sept. 1, 2001)
    Early one morning, Willa gets up and tries to make her own breakfast. But she’s too small to reach anything. Luckily, her older brother, Willoughby, is there to help--and to tell her about the many things she’ll be able to do all by herself once she’s big. A cozy sequel to the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep, this gentle and reassuring story about growing up is just right for every child--big or small.
  • The Trip Back Home

    Janet S. Wong, Bo Jia

    Hardcover (Harcourt Children's Books, Sept. 16, 2000)
    These are the gifts brought across the ocean to Korea: Leather gloves. An apron with pockets like flowers. A book with pictures and simple words. What is given in return? Simple gifts like these--and so much more. Janet S. Wong invites us to join her on the trip back home, revealing that even when family members speak different languages, there is still much they can share.
  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier

    Hans Christian Andersen, P. J. Lynch, Naomi Lewis

    Library Binding (Harcourt Childrens Books, Aug. 1, 1992)
    A one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a beautiful paper dancer, but a goblin's evil curse sends him off on a series of perilous adventures, separating him from his beloved. All ages.
  • Christmas Is a Time of Giving

    Joan Walsh Anglund

    Hardcover (Harcourt Childrens Books, April 1, 1961)
  • Tom Thumb

    Richard Jesse Watson

    Library Binding (Harcourt Childrens Books, Feb. 1, 1989)
    After many adventures, a tiny boy, no bigger than his father's thumb, earns a place as the smallest Knight of the Round Table.
  • A Special Gift

    Marcia L. Simon

    Hardcover (Harcourt Childrens Books, )
  • Boy Alone

    Reginald Ottley

    Hardcover (Harcourt Childrens Books, June 1, 1966)
  • Ring of Earth: A Child's Book of Seasons : This Ring of Earth, This World, This Sphere, Enclosed Within the Circled Year

    Jane Yolen

    Library Binding (Harcourt Childrens Books, Oct. 1, 1986)
    The four seasons are viewed in poetry from the perspectives of a weasel, spring peeper, dragonfly, and goose.
  • Honest Andrew

    Gloria Skurzynski, David Wiesner

    Library Binding (Harcourt Childrens Books, March 1, 1980)
    Determined to please Papa Otter, Andrew embarks on a campaign to tell the whole truth all the time and embarrasses Mama Otter by talking too much, but soon he learns that honesty must be tempered with tact
  • The Light Princess

    Robin McKinley, George MacDonald, Katie Thamer Treherne

    Library Binding (Harcourt Childrens Books, March 1, 1988)
    A curse causes a princess to have no gravity, but the help of a prince brings her back down to earth.
  • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine

    Erica Silverman, Betsy Lewin

    Hardcover (Harcourt Children's Books, April 1, 2008)
    In this fourth book in the series, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa are ready for rainy-day adventures--or are they? Cocoa's not so sure he wants to get wet. And thunder can be a little frightening. But whatever the weather, these cowpoke pals are sticking together. With snappy text and silly illustrations, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa are as feisty as ever. So pull on your slicker for a little stormy weather and a lot of splashy fun.
  • Here There Be Dragons

    Jane Yolen, David Wilgus

    Hardcover (Harcourt Childrens Books, Oct. 1, 1993)
    Young readers encounter dragons of every conceivable form, from horrifying to harmless, in an illustrated anthology of inventive stories and poems about these fascinating mythical beasts.