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Books published by publisher Sandpiper

  • Tacky the Penguin

    Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 18, 2006)
    Tacky is an odd bird who marches to the beat of his own drummer.He’s something of an eccentric, which wouldn’t be a problem if all the other penguins weren’t such . . . conformists. Listen and laugh along to the first Tacky story on CD.This Read-Along Book and CD Favorite includes a paperback edition of the book and a compact disc in a newly designed reusable package, making it perfect for car rides, storytime, and bedtime.
  • The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers

    Mary Norton, Joe & Beth Krush

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 13, 2011)
    A BIG box for three tiny heroes . . . Mary Norton’s beloved, best-selling books about the tiny, stouthearted Borrowers are now available together in one gorgeous package, perfect for gift giving. Put this boxed set into the hands of little people—or of any reader who delights in classic adventure. Includes paperback editions of The Borrowers, The Borrowers Afield, The Borrowers Afloat, The Borrowers Aloft, and The Borrowers Avenged.
  • The Lemonade Crime

    Jacqueline Davies

    Paperback (Sandpiper, )
  • Along the Tracks

    Tamar Bergman

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 25, 1995)
    Based on a true story, Along the Tracks tells the tale of Yankele, a Polish boy who is separated from his mother during the German invasion of Poland in World War II.
  • Mary Poppins Comes Back

    Dr. P. L. Travers, P.L. Travers

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 15, 1997)
    Pulled down from the clouds at the end of a kite string, Mary Poppins is back. In Mary’s care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons.
  • Theres Dead Person Following My Sister Around Pa

    Vivian Vande Velde

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 1, 2008)
    When Ted’s five-year-old sister, Vicki, invents an imaginary friend, no one is too concerned . . . except that Vicki’s friend has the never-popular name of Marella, and unlike most imaginary friends, Marella can move things. Ted might think Marella is a ghost, but why would a ghost haunt Vicki, of all people? And why would she suddenly move into a house Ted’s family has lived in for ages? And why is Marella terrified of another ghost, a dark figure who seems to be hunting Ted? Hilarious, haunting, and unexpectedly moving, There’s a Dead Person Following My Sister Around is Vivian Vande Velde at her frightening best.
  • Tam Lin

    Jane Yolen, Charles Mikolaycak

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 15, 1998)
    A young girl triumphs over the Queen of Faeries to reclaim her ancestral home and free her true love in this haunting retelling of an old Scottish ballad. “Mikolaycak’s illustrations...attract attention yet do not overpower the story, making the book one that could be easily used as a picture story book presentation for middle- and upper-grade or even adult audiences.”-The Horn Book
  • Rotten Ralph's Show and Tell

    Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 28, 1991)
    Sarah takes Ralph to school so he can do his ABC's for show and tell, but as usual, the rotten cat refuses to cooperate.
  • Detectives in Togas

    Henry Winterfeld

    Paperback (Sandpiper, March 15, 1990)
    In this mystery set in ancient Rome, a group of young friends, in an effort to save a wrongly accused boy, search for the real culprit who scrawled graffiti on the temple wall.
  • Cuckoo/Cucu: A Mexican Folktale/Un cuento folklorico mexicano

    Lois Ehlert, Gloria de Aragon Andujar

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 1, 2000)
    Cuckoo is beautiful. Trouble is, she's lazy. She never does her share of work-that is, until a field fire threatens the season's seed crop and Cuckoo is the only one who can save it. But will she risk harming her lovely feathers by flying through the thick smoke and flames?
  • A Bear Called Paddington

    Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 29, 2001)
    Paddington first charmed American audiences forty years ago. Now a new generation will surely be won over by Paddington’s particular brand of preposterous humor and gentle satire. The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway platform in London. He is sitting on a battered suitcase, wearing an odd-looking hat and a sign around his neck that reads, Please look after this bear. Thank you.” And that is just what they do, unaware that home will never be the same once Paddington becomes a member of the family.
  • Mary Poppins Opens the Door

    Dr. P. L. Travers, P.L. Travers

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 15, 1997)
    Mary Poppins returns, falling from the sky like a shooting star! Soon Mary and the kids are off on a new round of marvelous adventures. A visit to Mr. Twigley’s music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, a ride on Miss Calico’s enchanted candy canes--all part of an average day out with the world’s most beloved nanny.