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Books in Trophy Picture Books series

  • 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.
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  • 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. . . .
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  • Five Minutes' Peace

    Jill Murphy

    Paperback (Puffin Books, April 5, 1999)
    All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes' peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again.
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  • The Seashore Book

    Charlotte Zolotow, Wendell Minor

    Paperback (HarperColl, May 6, 1994)
    "A young boy, who has never seen the sea, asks his mother to describe it. From there, Zolotow carefully chooses her words to create a poem full of the colors, sounds, and sights of a day at the beach. Minor's softly detailed renderings reinforce the gentle mood." 'SLJ. "[Zolotow's] words have a special lilt that lingers long after the book is closed." 'NYT. Notable 1992 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1992 (NSTA/CBC)A Reading Rainbow Selection
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  • Hi, Cat!

    Ezra Jack Keats

    Hardcover (Viking Books for Young Readers, June 1, 1999)
    On his way to hang out with the neighborhood kids, Archie very innocently greets a stray cat who follows him and gets in the way. The cat ruins everything - Archie's street show is a mess and his audience drifts away. But things aren't all bad: when Archie goes, the cat follows him all the way home, too!
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  • Muscles: Our Muscular System

    Seymour Simon

    Paperback (Collins, Aug. 8, 2000)
    Award-winning author Seymour Simon continues his fantastic journey through the human body, teaching young readers about the different kinds of muscles within the body, from those they control to the ones that work without their even knowing it. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards.This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
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  • My Visit to the Aquarium

    Aliki

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 27, 1996)
    ‘Children and adults of various ages, races, and physical abilities tour a public aquarium to look at many of the world’s marine creatures. The language is almost lyrical…[and] the story is alive with color and action.’—SLJ. ‘A versatile author at her best.… In the large, cheerful illustrations, action-filled spreads are varied with portrait vignettes, and underwater scenes with the visitors’ enthusiastic responses.’—K. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1994 (NSTA/CBC)1993 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)1996 Garden State (NJ) Children's Nonfiction Award
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  • Going Home

    Eve Bunting, David Diaz

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Aug. 22, 1998)
    “A joyous tale of a Mexican American family's Christmastime trip to the parents' home in Mexico.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)Christmas is coming, and Carlos and his family are going home—driving south across the border to Mexico. But Mexico doesn't seem like home to Carlos, even though he and his sisters were born there. Can home be a place you don't really remember?This dazzling picture book was written and illustrated by Eve Bunting and David Diaz, the Caldecott Medal-winning team behind Smoky Night.At first, La Perla doesn't seem very different from the other villages they pass through. But then Carlos is swept into the festivities by Grandfather, Aunt Ana, and the whole village. Finally, Carlos begins to understand Mama and Papa's love for the place they left behind and realizes that home can be anywhere, because it stays in the hearts of the people who love you.Glowing with holiday joy and the spirit of Mexico, this is a must-have for any home or library collection.
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  • The Irish Cinderlad

    Shirley Climo, Loretta Krupinski

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 26, 2000)
    “A robust story of courage and danger” (Booklist). “A must for collectors of Cinderella variants” (Kirkus Reviews).Folklorist Shirley Climo retells an age-old Irish tale that's an unusual twist on the popular Cinderella fairy tale. As Creativiteach.com says: "What would have happened if Cinderella were a man? How might the story be different? An old Irish folk tale provides one answer. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day."Ever since he was a baby, Becan’s only worry has been his big feet—until his widowed father remarries. His new stepmother and her three daughters feed him crusts of bread and banish him to work in the fields. So Becan runs away.With the help of his only friend, a magical bull, he defeats a giant, slays a dragon, and rescues a princess. But before she can thank him, Becan disappears, leaving behind him one of his enormous boots. The princess scours the kingdom for the owner of the giant boot. Will Becan’s feet give him away? And what will his fate be if they do?
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  • The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

    Aliki

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 31, 1997)
    Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. "[Will meet the] demand for basic information on the gods and goddesses at the primary level."—BL. "Aliki's fans will welcome her introduction to these famous Greeks."—SLJ. 1994 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
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  • Under the Sea

    Anna Milbourne

    Paperback (Usborne Books, March 1, 2012)
    This picture book takes the reader on a journey all the way through the sea from one shore to another far across the world. From a bustling bright coral reef (by day and by night), out into the open sea to swim alongside giant whales, and diving down and down to discover what lives in the deepest darkest part of the ocean. This book introduces a child to the wonders of the sea and all kinds of sealife. The stunning images and lyrical text will leave a lasting impression, and can be treasured again and again.
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  • Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa

    William Steig

    Paperback (HarperCollins, April 22, 1994)
    In the further adventures of the hero from the Newbery Honor-winning Doctor De Soto, the diminutive dentist is summoned by cablegram to Africa to aid Mudambo, an elephant with an unbearable toothache. Children's Choices for 1993 (IRA/CBC)
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