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Books in Reading Railroad series

  • Seven Blind Mice

    Ed Young

    Paperback (Puffin Books, June 10, 2002)
    "It's a pillar," says one. "It's a fan," says another. One by one, the seven blind mice investigate the strange Something by the pond. And one by one, they come back with a different theory. It's only when the seventh mouse goes out-and explores the whole Something-that the mice see the whole truth. Based on a classic Indian tale, Ed Young's beautifully rendered version is a treasure to enjoy again and again."Immensely appealing."(The Horn Book, starred review)
  • F Is for Flag

    Wendy Cheyette Lewison, Barbara Duke

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, April 15, 2002)
    June 14 is Flag Day, but with so many American flags proudly displayed, every day seems like Flag Day. Perfect for reading together with a young child, F Is for Flag shows in simple terms how one flag can mean many things: a symbol of unity, a sign of welcome, and a reminder that-in good times and in bad-everyone in our country is part of one great big family.
  • Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks!

    Margaret Sutherland, Sonja Lamut

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Sept. 11, 2000)
    Sure, Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history--and turkey, of course!--but most importantly, it's a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Cheerful, colorful illustrations accompany the simple text in this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday that brings them all together.
  • The Three Little Pigs

    James Marshall

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Oct. 23, 2000)
    Think you know the story of the three little pigs? Not until you've read this version, retold and illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner James Marshall. Children will know and love the familiar characters—three pig brothers and one huffing-puffing wolf—and they will giggle over the funny, new dialogue and cartoon like illustrations, which put a fresh, modern twist on the classic tale.
  • Celebrate: A Book of Jewish Holidays

    Judy Gross, Bari Weissman

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Aug. 18, 2005)
    This wonderful charmingly illustrated book celebrates Jewish holidays all year long. From Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to Sukkot, the celebration of the harvest, to Hanukkah, the festival of lights, this is the perfect book for families to enjoy together.
  • Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose Favorites

    Tomie dePaola

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Jan. 10, 2000)
    Presenting a delightful collection of children's favorite Mother Goose rhymes, illustrated with full-color paintings by Tomie dePaola. Young readers and their parents will enjoy meeting up with familiar friends, including Old King Cole, Little Bo-Peep, Jack and Jill, and many more in a book that is sure to be a story-hour favorite.
  • How to Hide a Meadow Frog and Other Amphibians

    Ruth Heller

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, July 18, 1995)
    Go on a fascinating nature hunt to find all kinds of camouflaged amphibians—frogs, toads, and salamanders—hiding in the brilliantly-painted pages of this book.
  • The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings

    Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, Jacqueline Rogers

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Jan. 29, 1988)
    A discontented little rabbit wishes for a pair of red wings, but the reaction of his mother and the other animals convinces him that it is better just to be himself. Reprint.
  • The Very First Americans

    Cara Ashrose, Bryna Waldman

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Sept. 15, 1993)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Briefly describes some of the hundreds of Indian tribes that lived across America before the arrival of Europeans.
  • Valentines Are for Saying I Love You

    Margaret Sutherland, Amy Wummer

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Dec. 27, 2007)
    Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks has been a perennial best seller since its publication in 2000! Now this sweet follow-up is sure to ?hit the spot? for another holiday?the one on February 14th. Candy hearts, flowers, boxes of chocolate, sure! But most of all, Valentine?s Day is to say ?I LOVE YOU,? loud and clear. In this sweet tale, a little girl makes a special valentine for everyone
  • All About Cats and Kittens

    Emily Neye

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Oct. 25, 1999)
    Me-ow! Feline fanciers will be purring with pleasure when they see these playful, preening pussycats. They're all here, from tiny tabbies to the sophisticated Siamese, with chapters on different breeds, tips on taking care of a new kitten, and a special section on big cats--the domesticated cat's wild cousins!
  • The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

    Margery Williams, Florence Graham

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Jan. 26, 1987)
    A timeless classic about the magic of boundless love that's been treasured for generations!At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes "Real," a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity.The timeless story of a toy rabbit that becomes real through the love of a child appears for the first time in an elegantly slipcased picture book and audio-cassette format. Cassette running time: 25 minutes.