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  • Golem

    David Wisniewski

    Hardcover (Clarion Books, Oct. 18, 1996)
    Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.
  • A Child's Calendar

    John Updike, Trina Schart Hyman

    Hardcover (Holiday House, Sept. 1, 1999)
    Twelve poems follow a family and their friends through the seasons. A Caldecott Honor Book.
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

    William Steig

    Hardcover (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 2009)
    One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his own donkey self makes a story that is beautifully tender and perfectly joyful.Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere. Now reissued to celebrate the discovery of the original artwork, this deluxe edition contains painstakingly careful color corrections made from those watercolor originals -- the color you'll see within this book is as Mr. Steig had originally intended it to be. It also features his moving Caldecott Medal acceptance speech.The New York Times Book Review wrote of Mr. Steig that "everything he does is magic." This deluxe edition of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble truly recaptures that magic for a whole new generation of readers.
  • Black and White

    David Macaulay

    Hardcover (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, April 30, 1990)
    Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story?
  • My Friend Rabbit

    Eric Rohmann

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, May 1, 2002)
    When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints.
  • Gone Wild

    David McLimans

    Hardcover (Walker Childrens, Sept. 5, 2006)
    Feast your eyes on these amazing creatures before they disappear. This stampede of wild animals, from Chinese Alligator to Grevy's Zebra, are so rare, they're all endangered. David McLiman's bold and playful illustrations transform each letter into a work of art, graphically rendered with animal characteristics. Scales, horns, even insect wings transform the alphabet into animated life.Once you take this eye-opening safari, you'll never look at letters or animals with the same way again. A striking work of art and a zoological adventure, Gone Wild is sure to be loved by children and adults alike.
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

    Carole Boston Weatherford, Kadir Nelson

    Hardcover (Hyperion Book CH, Sept. 1, 2006)
    This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
  • Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

    Gerald McDermott

    Hardcover (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, April 30, 1993)
    Raven, the Native American trickster, feels sorry for those who must live in darkness, and he decides to help. He flies over mountains, valleys, and lakes and discovers that light is being kept hidden inside the house of the Sky Chief. Using his cleverness, Raven finds a way to bring light to the world. “The physical environment, oral literature, and traditional life of the Pacific Coast Indians come alive in this amusing and well-conceived picture book.”--School Library Journal
  • Hondo and Fabian

    Peter McCarty

    Hardcover (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), April 1, 2002)
    Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home." Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!"Hondo will have an adventure.Fabian will stay home.A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun? Peter McCarty's exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight.
  • Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

    Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney

    Hardcover (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 3, 1999)
    A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category
  • Working Cotton

    Sherley Anne Williams, Carole Byard

    Hardcover (Harcourt Brace & Company, Sept. 15, 1992)
    This child’s view of the long day’s work in the cotton fields, simply expressed in a poet’s resonant language, is a fresh and stirring look at migrant family life. “With its restrained poetic text and impressionist paintings, this is a picture book for older readers, too.”--Booklist
  • More More More, Said the Baby

    Vera B Williams

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, Oct. 17, 1990)
    Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin, and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you.