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Books published by publisher North-South

  • What Could Be Keeping Santa?hc

    Marilyn Janovitz

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Jan. 26, 1999)
    Here is the perfect book for the night before the night before Christmas. Marilyn Janovitz's jolly, chant-aloud text and adorable illustrations present Santa's reindeer at their most endearing. As they scurry (to confirm that all the Christmas preparations have been made) and worry (what is keeping Santa?) they are like children everywhere -- bubbling with excitement and oh-so-eagerly anticipating Christmas.
  • Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare

    Hans de Beer

    Paperback (North-South, Sept. 1, 1994)
    In a charming story of bravery and friendship, the Little Polar Bear finds and rescues, Hugo, a scared little hare, from a whole in the ice. The two share an adventurous day together. But when the Little Polar Bear lands himself in trouble, Hugo shows how brave he can be. Full-color art. Pub 11/98.
  • Goody O'Grumpity

    Carol Brink, Ashley Wolff

    Paperback (North-South Books, Oct. 1, 1996)
    ""Wolff's stuning linoleum-block prints . . . illustrate this timeless, lilting poem. . . . The art and handsome typography . . . evoke a colonial past, when the children of a village rally at the news that a kindly woman is baking a cake . . . Wolff's research brought her to Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, where she found the 17th-century recipe for spice cake (containing the ingredients mentioned in the poem) that is reprinted at the close of this engaging book"".--Publishers Weekly, starred review. Full color.
  • Ten Flashing Fireflies

    P. Sturges, A. Vojtech

    Hardcover (North-South, April 1, 1995)
    Luminous pictures and a buoyant, chant-aloud text, combine to make this two-way counting book as joyous and magical as catching fireflies on a summer night.
  • My Friend

    Beatrice Alemagna

    Hardcover (North-South, March 1, 2005)
    I am a most unusual animal. I have fur like a dog and I'm shaped like a sheep. But no one seems to know just what I am.Everyone tries to categorize the remarkable creature, but while he may not know what he is, he knows very well what he isn't—a cat, a rat, a lion, a wild boar, or hippopotamus.Then one day he meets an equally unusual animal who accepts him for himself. "I know what you are," she tells him. "You are my friend."This sweet, simple story will gladden the hearts of all children who have ever felt "different."
  • When Donkey's Fly

    Elisabeth Schoberl, Martina Badstuber

    Hardcover (North-South Books, March 15, 2007)
    Fred dreams of flying but the other animals just laugh. Whoever heard of a flying donkeythats impossible! they say. But Fred believes that anything is possible, if you just believe. With convictionand a little help from his friendsone of Freds dreams comes true.
  • Merry Christmas, Matty Mouse!

    Nancy Walker-Guye, Nora Hilb

    Paperback (North-South, July 1, 2003)
    Matty can't wait to give his mother the Christmas cookies that he baked in school. But on his way home, he meets many forest animals all searching for food in the winter snow. Matty wants to share his cookies with them, but will there still be enough for Mother? This sweet story--with its simple lesson in subtraction--is a delicious holiday treat.
  • The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale by Marcus Pfister

    Marcus Pfister

    Hardcover (North-South Books, )
  • Christmas Cakes

    Francesca Bosca, Giuliano Ferri

    Hardcover (North-South, Sept. 1, 2003)
    Christmas would not be Christmas for the villages in San Vitale without their precious Christmas cakes. It was a tradition. But this year something dreadful happened - all the delicious cakes have disappeared! How Lucas the baker's son saves Christmas for the village of San Vitale and introduces a brand-new holiday tradition in the process is a joyous story that celebrates the true spirit of Christmas.
  • The Secret Hideout: A Little Polar Bear Story

    Susan Hill Long, Hans de Beer, John Huxtable

    Paperback (NorthSouth, April 1, 2003)
    Lars and Robby discover an old shipwreck. Can they protect their new hideout from the three neighborhood bullies?
  • Penguin Pete and Little Tim

    Marcus Pfister, Rosemary Lanning

    Hardcover (North-South, Sept. 1, 1994)
    Penguin Pete is a proud father, and he can't wait to show his son Tim the wonders of their chilly world. When Little Tim gets lost during a snowstorm, he's not worried much--he knows his father will always save the day. Full color.
  • Snail Started It!

    Katja Reider, Angela Von Roehl, Rosemary Lanning

    Paperback (North-South, Aug. 1, 1999)
    Sticks and stones will break your bones, and names will sometimes hurt you! This charming circular story demonstrated how unkind words can damage self-esteem and kind ones restore it. It all starts when Snail calls Pig fat. "I like being big and round," Pig replies. "I'm happy just the way I am." But Snail's remarks do upset Pig, so much that when she meets Rabbit she insults him. He is turn insults Dog; Dog insults spider; Spider insults Goose; and, coming full circle, Goose insults Snail. Since Snail started it all, it's up to him to set things right, initiating a similar cycle of apologies.