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Books in Dragonfly Books series

  • Alfonse, Where Are You?

    Linda Wikler

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, May 19, 1998)
    Ready or not, here I come!Little bird can't find Alfonse anywhere-he's not behind a tree, or under a rock, or in the grass. What is little Bird to do? Keep on looking? Or maybe she'll find a hiding place of her own and let the real search begin...
  • Follow The Drinking Gourd

    Jeanette Winter

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Jan. 15, 1992)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. By following the directions in a song, ""The Drinking Gourd,"" taught to them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.
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  • Tomas and the Library Lady

    Pat Mora, Raul Colon

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Feb. 22, 2000)
    "A gentle text and innovative artwork depict a pivotal summer in a boy's life when he and his family leave their Texas home for farm work in Iowa. One morning, while his parents pick corn, Tomás visits the imposing town library and meets a kindly librarian who gently coaxes him inside. Throughout the hot days thereafter, she offers Tomás cool drinks of water and adventurous escapes into books; on slow days he teaches her Spanish until it's time to return home to Texas: 'I have a sad word to teach you today. The word is adiós. It means good-bye.' . . . While young readers and future librarians will find this an inspiring tale, the end note gives it a real kick: the story is based on an actual migrant worker [Tomás Rivera] who became chancellor of a university--where the library now bears his name."--Publishers Weekly
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  • Song and Dance Man

    Karen Ackerman, Stephen Gammell

    Library Binding (Dragonfly Books, June 28, 2007)
    Illus. in full color. "In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the story's inherent joie de vivre with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original."--(starred) Booklist. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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  • Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq

    Mark Alan Stamaty

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Feb. 9, 2010)
    The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed in the war.It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place.Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, Alia's Mission celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people.From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Hey! Get Off Our Train

    John Burningham

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, July 5, 1994)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. At bedtime a young boy takes a trip on his toy train and rescues several endangered animals.
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  • ROSE AND THE NIGHTINGALE

    Inga Moore

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, June 2, 1990)
    Rose, a poor baker's girl, sacrifices her hard-earned savings out of pity for a caged nightingale and gains the attention of the handsome boy for whom she had saved in the first place.
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  • LOOK WHAT I'VE GOT!

    Anthony Browne

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, June 12, 1988)
    Jeremy keeps trying to impress Sam by boasting of all his belongings and activities but in the end it is Sam who has the last word and the last laugh
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  • Dragonflight

    Anne McCaffrey

    Paperback (Transworld Publishers, June 1, 1970)
    The men who rode the dragons were a breed apart. Chosen when the dragons were first hatched, they became soulmates for life with the huge, magnificent beasts they controlled - the green, blue, brown and bronzes - beautiful - terrible - the only creatures who could defend the planet Pern from the blood-red star. But without the Queen, the dragons would become extinct. Only the gigantic, golden Queen could breed the new flights. And the Queen was fading ...dying ...leaving behind one last, huge, golden egg. Dragonflight is the first book in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern and has been in print since its first publication in hardcover 30 years ago.
  • Tales of a Gambling Grandma:

    Dayal Kaur Khalsa

    Paperback (Clarkson Potter, Oct. 18, 1994)
    Illus. in full color. "This grandma must be the least conventional grandparent in all of children's books. Khalsa's paintings are splendid--primitive folk art meets Coney Island. The childlike point-of-view is right on the mark."--Publishers Weekly.
  • Apple Picking Time

    Michele B. Slawson

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Aug. 11, 1998)
    In the rich, warm colors of autumn, here's a slice of American history as we watch Anna and her extended family help with the town's traditional fall apple harvest. Now available in paperback. From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Worzel Gummidge Down Under

    Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall

    Paperback (Carnival, )
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