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Books in Sandpiper Books series

  • Paddle-to-the-Sea

    Holling C. Holling

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Feb. 19, 1980)
    A 1942 Caldecott Honor Book A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region.
  • How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head

    Bill Peet

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 23, 1983)
    Droofus the kindly dragon has a price on his head, but the small boy who befriends him refuses to sell him to the king.
  • The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

    DuBose Heyward, Marjorie Flack

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 3, 1974)
    The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.
  • Hubert's Hair Raising Adventure

    Bill Peet

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 19, 1979)
    Hubert the lion, terribly vain about his beautiful mane, tries everything to make it grow back after it goes up in smoke.
  • The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg

    Bill Peet

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 26, 1984)
    Everyone in the forest is afraid of Zeke the griffin until he does them all a very big favor.
  • Too Much Noise

    Ann McGovern, Simms Taback

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 27, 1992)
    Peter thinks his house is noisy until the village wise man teaches him a lesson in perspective.“This is a funny book, a very funny book.”—Publishers Weekly “The too-crowded house of a familiar old tale becomes a too noisy house in this entertaining picture-book story.”—Booklist
  • The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock

    Bill Peet

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 19, 1979)
    The other peacocks want Prewitt to move away, then they discover the benefits of his ferocious-looking tail.
  • Fritz and the Beautiful Horses

    Jan Brett

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 21, 1987)
    Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city.
  • Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel

    Virginia L. Burton

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback, Oct. 12, 1977)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Threatened by competition from modern shovels, Mike proves the worth of his trusty old steam shovel, Mary Anne.
  • Katy No-Pocket

    Emmy Payne, H. A. Rey

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Dec. 1, 1973)
    Katy's distress at being a kangaroo with no pouch is quickly remedied by a kindly construction worker.
  • Curious George

    H. A. Rey

    Hardcover (Turtleback Books, March 15, 1973)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey.
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel: Story and Pictures

    Virginia Lee Burton

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2009-07-10, April 9, 2009)
    A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.