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Books in Aladdin Picture Books series

  • Stone Soup

    Marcia Brown

    Paperback (Aladdin, Aug. 1, 1997)
    Clever soldiers outwit greedy townspeople with the creation of a special soup in this cherished classic, a Caldecott Honor book.First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on an old French tale.
  • My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother

    Patricia Polacco

    Paperback (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Sept. 1, 1998)
    There's nothing worse than a rotten redheaded older brother who can do everything you can do better! Patricia's brother Richard could run the fastest, climb the highest, and spit the farthest and still smile his extra-rotten, greeny-toothed, weasel-eyed grin. But when little Patricia wishes on a shooting star that she could do something—anything—to show him up, she finds out just what wishes—and rotten redheaded older brothers—can really do. Patricia Polacco's boldly and exuberantly painted pictures tell a lively and warmhearted tale of comic one-upsmanship and brotherly love.
  • Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

    Lloyd Moss, Marjorie Priceman

    Paperback (Aladdin, May 1, 2000)
    A Caldecott Honor book that is the perfect introduction to musical instruments and a counting book that redefines the genre.When this book begins, the trombone is playing all by itself. But soon a trumpet makes a duet, a french horn a trio, and so on until the entire orchestra is assembled on stage. Written in elegant and rhythmic verse and illustrated with playful and flowing artwork, this unique counting book is the perfect introduction to musical groups. Readers of all ages are sure to shout “Encore!” when they reach the final page of this joyous celebration of classical music.
  • Everybody Cooks Rice

    Norah Dooley, Peter J. Thornton

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1991)
    In this multicultural picture book, Carrie goes from one neighbor's house to the next looking for her brother, who is late for dinner. She discovers that although each family is from a different country, everyone makes a rice dish at dinnertime. Readers will enjoy trying the simple recipes that correspond to each family's unique rice dish.
  • The Gruffalo

    Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

    Hardcover (Dial Books, Feb. 7, 2005)
    A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .
  • Three Young Pilgrims

    Cheryl Harness

    Paperback (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 1995)
    In these richly detailed pages, you'll meet three of the young Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower, Bartholomew, Remember, and Mary Allerton.When Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary Allerton and their parents first step down from the Mayflower after sixty days at sea, they never dream that life in the New World will be so hard. Many in their Plymouth colony won't make it through the winter, and the colony's first harvest is possible only with the help of two friends, Samoset and Squanto. Richly detailed paintings show how the pilgrims lived after landing at Plymouth, through the dark winter and into the busy days of spring, summer, and fall. Culminating with the excitement of the original Thanksgiving feast, Three Young Pilgrims makes history come alive.
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic

    Jimmy Kennedy, Alexandra Day

    Paperback (Aladdin, June 1, 2000)
    Read (or sing!) your way through this picture book adaptation of the favorite teddy-bear tale, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic.If you go down in the woods today You'd better go in disguise For every bear there ever was Will gather there for certain because Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic. Here’s everyone’s favorite teddy bear song with endearing pictures by the popular illustrator of Good Dog, Carl.
  • I'm in Charge of Celebrations

    Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall

    Paperback (Aladdin, Oct. 1, 1995)
    From the highly acclaimed team of Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall comes the story of a girl who shares her love for desert life as she tells of treasured experiences like dancing in the wind on Dust Devil Day or sleeping outside on a hot summer night during The Time of the Falling Stars. Baylor's radiant prose-poem and Parnall's exquisite illustrations combine to create a joyous celebration of the human spirit.
  • The Table Where Rich People Sit

    Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall

    Paperback (Aladdin, July 1, 1998)
    A young girl discovers that her impoverished family is rich in things that matter in life, especially being outdoors and experiencing nature.Mountain Girl knows her family doesn’t have enough money. But as the family sits around their scratched-up kitchen table and discusses the subject, her parents say they’re rich. Don’t her parents see her worn-out shoes or the patches on her little brother’s pants? They begin to count up the value of the things they have. How much is it worth to be able to see the sky all day and feel the wind and smell the coming rain? Or to watch a cactus bloom or to sleep outside under the stars? After a while, Mountain Girl begins to realize money may not be as important as she thought. Could her family really be rich after all?
  • Miss Tizzy

    Libba Moore Gray, Jada Rowland

    Paperback (Aladdin, April 1, 1998)
    When old Miss Tizzy, beloved by all of the children in her racially diverse neighborhood, becomes too ill to help them bake cookies, make puppets, and put on a parade, the children know just how to return her kindness. Reprint.
  • Babushka's Doll

    Patricia Polacco

    Paperback (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Aug. 1, 1995)
    Natasha isn't really a bad girl. It's just that she wants to play on the swing now, not after the wash has been hung up to dry. And she wants her soup now, not after the goats have been fed. Looking after Natasha keeps Babushka, Natasha's grandmother, very busy. Then, after lunch, Natasha notices a doll sitting on Babushka's shelf...a doll Babushka tells Natasha she played with just once when she was a little girl. When Natasha plays with the doll while Babushka goes to the store for groceries, she discovers why once is enough with Babushka's doll...and finds out just how tiring it can be to take care of a child who wants everything now.
  • Dear Mr. Blueberry

    Simon James

    Paperback (Aladdin, June 1, 1996)
    Whales don’t live in ponds—or do they?“Dear Mr. Blueberry, I love whales very much and I think I saw one in my pond today. Please send me some information on whales.” It’s vacation time, so Emily has to write to her teacher to help when she discovers a blue whale living in her pond. Mr. Blueberry answers that she must be mistaken, because whales live in the ocean, not in ponds. Throughout the summer, Emily and Mr. Blueberry exchange letters, until Emily has a happy surprise to share with her teacher. In the process, Emily learns a lot about whales. And Mr. Blueberry learns even more about imagination, faith, and love.