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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Susan Wojciechowski - 1995
    And now this stunning gift set invites friends and family to gather and enjoy the magic of holiday storytelling at its finest.

The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow

Bruce Degen - 1995
    Frizzle's class is growing a beautiful garden. But, Phoebe's plot is empty. Her flowers are back at her old school! So, the class climbs aboard the Magic School Bus. And, of course, the kids don't only go back to Phoebe's school, but they go inside one of Phoebe's flowers! Follow the kids' adventure and learn how living things grow.

Dog Heaven

Cynthia Rylant - 1995
    Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

Tops & Bottoms

Janet Stevens - 1995
    With roots in American slave tales, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. “As usual, Stevens’ animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. . . . It’s all wonderful fun, and the book opens, fittingly, from top to bottom instead of from side to side, making it perfect for story-time sharing.”--BooklistThis title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories)

The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake: A Book About Kitchen Chemistry

Joanna Cole - 1995
    Frizzle's birthday and the class tries to bake a cake but winds up inside it, learning about mixtures and reactions that occur when ingredients are put together.

The Library

Sarah Stewart - 1995
    What she does like to do is read books. Lots of books. The only problem is that her library has gotten so big she can't even use her front door anymore. What should Elizabeth Brown do? Start her own public library, of course! With charming verse and watercolors Sarah Stewart and David Small celebrate one of America's oldest and finest institutions.The Library is a 1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

The Betsy-Tacy Treasury

Maud Hart Lovelace - 1995
    The first four books in the Betsy-Tacy series: Betsy-Tacy, Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Betsy and Tacy Go over the Big Hill, and Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown.

The Magic School Bus Hops Home: A Book About Animal Habitats

Patricia Relf - 1995
    The class wants to help look for her. Ms. Frizzle says, "The best way to find a frog is to be a frog!" So, the kids take a ride on the Magic School Bus. Join them as they shrink to frog size and learn all about animal habitats!

Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit

David Borgenicht - 1995
    Told and retold for hundreds of years, this young-reader's version of these folktales retains the original humor and wisdom, com- plemented by spirited, full-color illustrations by Don Daily.

Julius, the Baby of the World

Kevin Henkes - 1995
    At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. But when her parents repeatedly coo, "Julius is the baby of world," Lilly's mouse hackles begin to rise. Soon the jealousy is too much for her, and she embarks on a rejection campaign that is hysterically funny, but also comforting for siblings who probably feel just as much resentment but would never go to Lilly's extremes. Kevin Henkes, creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse refuses to shy away from the truly powerful and sometimes dark feelings of children. Through bright watercolors and handwritten, cartoon-style dialogue, Henkes relishes Lilly's wickedness. For example, she delights in insulting her oblivious baby brother: "If you were a food, you'd be a raisin," she whispers into his crib. "If you were a number you'd be zero." When she paints an elaborate family portrait, she leaves Julius out. When she throws a tea party, guess which baby doesn't get an invitation? But when a visiting cousin starts insulting baby Julius, we discover that the flip side of Lilly's intense jealousy is an even more powerful and lasting loyalty. ALA Notable Book, ALA Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, Horn Book Fanfare Honor List, Parent's Choice Honor for Literature. (Baby to Preschool) --Gail Hudson

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury

Betty MacDonald - 1995
    Piggle-Wiggle for her upside-down house, her delicious cookies, and her ability to understand how they feel. Here in one volume is Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle; Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle; and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic. B&W illus. Ages 8-12


Istvan Banyai - 1995
    But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages. "This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books." -- Kirkus Reviews"Ingenious."-- The Horn Book

The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book

Keith Faulkner - 1995
    This talkative frog with a huge mouth just can't stop asking the creatures he encounters what they like to eat--that is, until he stumbles upon a creature who just loves to eat wide-mouthed frogs!

A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story

Berkeley Breathed - 1995
    Opus the penguin makes a Christmas wish that he might fly.

Children's Book of Virtues

William J. Bennett - 1995
    Bennett's number-one bestseller; The Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Virtues is the ideal storybook for parents and children to enjoy together: With selections from The Book of Virtues, from Aesop and Robert Frost to George Washington's life as well as Native American and African folklore, The Children's Book of Virtues brings together timeless stories and poems from around the world. The stories have been chosen especially for a young audience to help parents introduce to their children the essentials of good character: Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility, Work, Self-discipline, Compassion, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty, and Friendship. Lavishly illustrated by the well-known artist Michael Hague, these wonderful stories and the virtues they illustrate come to life on these pages. The Children's Book of Virtues is an enduring treasury of literature and art that will help lead young minds toward what is noble and gentle and fine.

The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle - 1995
    One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear."A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."--The Horn Book, starred review"Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."--Booklist, starred review.

The Jolly Pocket Postman

Janet Ahlberg - 1995
    Join the Jolly Postman with his mailbag of delightful deliveries for Dorothy from Oz, Alice from Wonderland, and other favorite storybook characters.

My Goodnight Book

Eloise Wilkin - 1995
    On board pages.

Franklin Goes to School

Paulette Bourgeois - 1995
    In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin faces the excitement and fear of starting school.

The Magic School Bus In The Haunted Museum: A Book About Sound

Linda Ward Beech - 1995
    The class hears lots of weird sounds. Ms. Frizzle and the kids enter at their own risk! But, once inside, they learn all about sound. You will, too, when you read this book.

The Magic School Bus Meets The Rot Squad: A Book About Decomposition

Linda Ward Beech - 1995
    Frizzle and her students embark on numerous entertaining scientific journeys. The books are based on the PBS television series.

The Incredible Journey

Sheila Burnford - 1995
    And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. The Incredible Journey is one of the great children's stories of all time--and has been popular ever since its debut in 1961.

Big Red Barn

Margaret Wise Brown - 1995
    A lulling text and exquisite illustrations follow the animals' day on the farm as they make their noises, play in the grass, and return to the big red barn to fall sound asleep.

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Peggy Rathmann - 1995
    A glorious picture book." -- The Horn Book"Rathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren's books. In this book, she again shows her flair for creating real characters, dramatic situations and for knowing what will make young audiences giggle and think." -- Children's Book Review Magazine"Rathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book." -- Publisher's Weekly"A five-star performance." -- School Library Journal

Wynken, Blynken, & Nod

Eugene Field - 1995
    In this bedtime poem, three fishermen in a wooden shoe catch stars in their nets of silver and gold.

Toy Story

Walt Disney Company - 1995
    In this retelling of Disney's Toy Story, all the highlights of the animated film are transformed into action-packed pop-up scenes with all the favorite characters from the film.

I Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles

Jean Marzollo - 1995
    Provides brainteasers to solve in a blackboard scene, hundreds of tiny objects to ponder in a classification puzzle, Rube Goldberg-type contraptions to figure out, and a nature spread that encourages learning through observation.

Math Curse

Jon Scieszka - 1995
    Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're a victim of the Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken.

Three Complete Books: The Secret Garden / A Little Princess / Little Lord Fauntleroy

Frances Hodgson Burnett - 1995
    Presenting three endearing favorites in classic children's literature, a Burnett anthology follows the stories of the contrary and curious Mary, the wise and brave Sarah, and the lovable young Lord Fauntleroy.

The Hallo-Weiner

Dav Pilkey - 1995
    But one brave act on Halloween makes Oscar a Grade-A hero, proving that a little wiener can be a real winner!

The Very Lonely Firefly

Eric Carle - 1995
    It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for--a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turn the final page!Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to "light up" children's faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will fast become a storytime favorite. Read it with a flashlight in the dark or under the table--and watch those fireflies glow!

The Ruskin Bond Children's Omnibus

Ruskin Bond - 1995
    Most of these stories are set in the hills, but their appeal in universal. This volume includes the ever - popular Grandfather's Private Zoo written over twenty-five years ago and a favorite with two generations of children; Angry River and the Blue Umbrella, both of which have children as protagonists; The Road to the Bazaar, Ghost Trouble, 'Cricket for the Crocodile' and 'Dust on the Mountain', which chronicle small - town life in Northern India.These stories highlight the charm of simple living and are written in Ruskin Bond's witty and humorous style.

Clifford and the Big Storm

Norman Bridwell - 1995
    Once again, the heroism and humor of America's favorite Big Red Dog saves the day--and Emily Elizabeth's grandparents' home--when the big storm comes.

D.W. the Picky Eater

Marc Brown - 1995
    is very picky about what she eats. She doesn't seem to like anything. Her dining out days with her family are cut short when she refuses to eat her salad and flings it to the floor. Will her table manners improve in time for her Grandma Thora's special dinner out? Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.

Amelia Bedelia Treasury

Peggy Parish - 1995
    Whether she's baby-sitting, gardening, or doing house-hold chores.

Misty Morgan

Stephen Cosgrove - 1995
    A princess regrets her selfish behavior when her friend Morgan the unicorn disappears.

The Pumpkin Patch Parable

Liz Curtis Higgs - 1995
    In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season. . .and now with children everywhere.

The BIG Red Book of Beginner Books

P.D. Eastman - 1995
    Includes The Diggin-est Dog by Al Perkins with illustrations by Eric Gurney; I Want to Be Somebody New! by Robert Lopshire; Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner with illustrations by P.D. Eastman; Sam & the Firefly by P.D. Eastman; Stop That Ball! by Mike McClintock with illustrations by Fritz Siebel; and The Very Bad Bunny by Marilyn Sadler with illustrations by Roger Bollen. Hailed by educators and reading specialists, these Beginner Books are used in schools and libraries throughout the English-speaking world.

Going to Town

Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1995
    One spring day Pa has a wonderful surprise--he is taking the family on a trip into town! Laura is very excited, for she has never been to a town, and this special visit is everything she imagined and more.Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now for the first time, the youngest readers can share her adventure in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Renée Graef's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.Laura and Mary get ready for their very first trip from the little house in the Big Woods into town, where a visit to the general store and a picnic by the lake await. 1995 ‘Pick of the Lists’ (ABA)

If You're Not from the Prairie...

David Bouchard - 1995
    A boy provides a look at life on the prairies of North America and describes the effects of the climate on the people in the heartland of the continent.

The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm: A Book About Weather

Joanna Cole - 1995
    A book about weather, from the animated television series on the Learning Channel.


Sarah Perry - 1995
    offers a surrealistic view of the natural world. The two-page spreads present artful watercolors paired with such strange possibilities as "If zebras had stars and stripes...," "If the moon were square...," and "If worms had wheels...." Although some of the ideas and pictures are whimsical to the point of being downright creepy ("If caterpillars were toothpaste...," "If toes were teeth..."), the hypotheticals will surely inspire flights of fancy for readers of all ages. What could be more appealing for a 5-year-old than imagining the silliest suppositions and seeing them come to life in realistic paintings? Sculptor Sarah Perry creates a world to make us stop and think. One of her best illustrations depicts a large, hairy warthog with a sparkling crown and the text, "If ugly were beautiful...." With every if idea, the author encourages the kind of mental double take that comes naturally for children. (Ages 4 to 7, and adults, too) --Emilie Coulter

June 29, 1999

David Wiesner - 1995
    The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant future -- an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions.

I Love You the Purplest

Barbara M. Joosse - 1995
    While digging for worms, rowing the boat and pulling in fish, each brother asks his mama which one is the best at each task and, as they are being tucked into bed, which one she loves the best. Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. Readers will delight in the tender message that every child holds a special place in a parent's heart.

A Remainder of One

Elinor J. Pinczes - 1995
    Queen's count! Two, three! We are the marching infantry! Poor Joe! He wants to march in the parade, but every time the lines are uneven, he must stand aside. What's a poor bug to do? Joe is determined. He studies the problem, relining the twenty-five bugs in his squadron from two lines to three lines to four lines, until inspiration and fortitude result in five lines of five -- and Joe fits in the last.

Dinner at the Panda Palace

Stephanie Calmenson - 1995
    But when the restaurant is totally full, will Panda make room for one more guest?This fun, rhyming counting book is celebrating 25 years in print!

Daphne's Book

Mary Downing Hahn - 1995
    She never says a word to anyone -- just walks around with her nose in a book, with her long straggly hair hanging over her face. Now the worst thing has happened. The teacher has assigned Jessica to be partners with Daphne in the Write-A-Book contest!But being forced to work with the class "weirdo", Jessica gets an even bigger surprise. Not only does Daphne talk to her, but she tells Jessica a terrible that Jessica knows could be very dangerous to keep.

The Gypsy Princess

Phoebe Gilman - 1995
    A gypsy girl who gets the opportunity to live in a palace as a princess finds she prefers her gypsy life after all.

Inch by Inch

Leo Lionni - 1995
    When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, the inchworm calls on his craft and skill to creatively solve the dilemma.

Bad Day at Riverbend

Chris Van Allsburg - 1995
    Occasionally the stagecoach rolled through, but it never stopped, because no one ever came to Riverbend and no one ever left. The day the stagecoach stood motionless in the center of town, Sheriff Ned Hardy knew something was terribly wrong. What was the mysterious substance on both coach and horses? It would not come off. Soon it was everywhere in the tidy little village. Something had to be done, and Sheriff Hardy aimed to do it.

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

Jake Swamp - 1995
    "Giving Thanks" is a special children's version of the Thanksgiving Address, a message of gratitude that originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada and that is still spoken at ceremonial gatherings held by the Iroquois, or Six Nations.

Kasper in the Glitter

Philip Ridley - 1995
    After his mother's brooch is stolen, Kasper leaves his home in the land of Nowhere and journeys to the land of Glitter and Gloom to get it back, confronting great dangers in a city ruled by a fierce orphan boy.

Alphabet City

Stephen T. Johnson - 1995
    As Stephen T. Johnson demonstrates in a series of strikingly realistic pastels and watercolors, a simple sawhorse can contain the letter "A" — while lampposts alongside a highway can form a row of elegant, soaring Ys. A 1996 Caldecott Honor book, this sophisticated, wordless alphabet book is sure to appeal to young and old alike.

A Weekend with Wendell

Kevin Henkes - 1995
    Playing house, Wendell was the mother, the father, and the children; Sophie was the dog. Playing bakery, Wendell was the baker; Sophie got to be the sweet roll. Wendell shone his flashlight in Sophie's eyes when she tried to sleep. But when he gave her a new hairdo with shaving cream, it was the last straw, and Sophie made up a game that left Wendell speechless for a time -- and won the day for friendship.

The Apartment Book

Leo Hartas - 1995
    -- USA Today

The Deer in the Wood

Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1995
    The youngest readers can share her adventure in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. These classic Little House illustrations bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.

William At War

Richmal Crompton - 1995
    But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated?Ten very funny stories about William - at war

Letting Swift River Go

Jane Yolen - 1995
    Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.

The Jester Has Lost His Jingle

David Saltzman - 1995
    They ultimately discover that not only can laughter redeem a weary world, it also can provide the best tonic for anyone facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Roald Dahl - 1995
    Here are six of the best known tales retold with more than a twist or two, by that master of the comic and the bloodcurdling, Roald Dahl.Dirty BeastsMeet Roald Dahl's ghastly menagerie of wonderful comic animals. The collection includes the poor toad that jumps to France, the pig who ponders on the meaning of life, and the anteater who gets the wrong end of the stick.

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings

Stan Berenstain - 1995
    Mama Bear is tired of hearing how many Bearbie dolls Lizzy Bruin has and how many Game Bear video games Cousin Freddy just got. During a thunderstorm, Mama gets her cubs to realize that love and a good home are much more valuable than material possessions.

Papa Gatto

Ruth Sanderson - 1995
    Seeking someone to care for his motherless kittens, Sir Gatto, advisor to the Prince, hires a beautiful, but lazy girl, and then her plain, but loving stepsister.

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens

Terry Deary - 1995
    From William the Conker to Bald Queen Bess, this is a guide to the kings and queens of England, and some of their nastiest habits.

45 + 47 Stella Street And Everything That Happened

Elizabeth Honey - 1995
    When the Phonies move into 45 Stella Street, the neighborhood is in for a shake-up, explains Henni. Former occupant Auntie Lillie's open-door welcome becomes Mr. and Mrs. Phonies' magazine house of swanky new appliances. Keep Away! The Phonies, through their attorneys, launch an artillery of snottily outrageous letters at the freindly folks at 47 Stella Street, complaining about garbage, blocked driveways, and a magenta fence! Zev, Henni, Danielle and Frank feel as if the sun has stopped shining on Stella Street. When the kids are called in for questioning, they decide to do a little detective work of their own.

Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd

Mame Farrell - 1995
    She knows that she'd be laughed right out of school if her friends knew about her embarrassing family history with the Murgadork. but Hannah can't just turn her back on him -- after all, he's the only person who knows how to cheer up her younger brother, whose muscular dystrophy has confined him to a wheelchair. In this bittersweet first novel, the engaging, true-to-life Hannah struggles to the realization that kindness and happiness don't have to be mutually exclusive.

The Butterfly Alphabet Book

Brian Cassie - 1995
    Jerry Pallotta and Brian Cassie's fun, informative text, accompanied by Mark Astrella's detailed and breathtaking illustrations, will be a sure favorite with both the young butterfly lover and the experienced lepidopterist!

The Farolitos of Christmas

Rudolfo Anaya - 1995
    Then Luz decides to make her own little lanterns or farolitos to light the path for the oncoming celebration, and for her father, who returns home in time for the holiday. Full color.

When Pigs Fly

June Rae Wood - 1995
    But when her parents decide to sell their house and move the family to a dilapidated old farm, Buddy thinks pigs will fly before she's happy again. The old farmhouse, however, holds some surprising secrets that may make Buddy realize just how rich her family is.The story is enjoyable and inspiring. -- Horn BookWell-written and engaging.... A down-to-earth yet upbeat story. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThe many serious issues flow smoothly from the strength of Wood's solid characters toward a realistic resolution. No happy ending here, but sure enough, there are possibilities. -- School Library Journal

Buttermilk Bear

Stephen Cosgrove - 1995
    A bunny and a bear want to be friends but each set of parents is prejudiced against the other animal group.

The Faithful Friend

Robert D. San Souci - 1995
    When Clement falls in love with enchanting Pauline, he bids Hippolyte to join his quest to court her, and the two friends set out toward danger and adventure.Pauline is ward of the mysterious Monsieur Zabocat -- a plantation owner reputed to be a quimboiseur, a wizard -- and, defying his wishes, Pauline joins her new fiancé and his friend on their trek home. But the fruited fields and forests they traverse hide dark forces plotting to destroy the couple...and one night -- Tam! Tam! Tamtamtam! -- the distant sound of a drum lures Hippolyte into a deadly trap that forces him to choose between his friend's safety and his own.Robert D. San Souci and Brian Pinkney again combine their talents to bring to life a West Indian folktale that draws upon African, European, and South American traditions and imagery. The result is an extraordinary tale of romance, intrigue, and incomparable courage in which the truest of friends remain faithful to the very end.

An Enid Blyton Omnibus (Three stories in one volume)

Enid Blyton - 1995
    - The Yellow Fairy Book - The First Green Goblin Book - The Second Green Goblin Book

Fairy Wings

Lauren A. Mills - 1995
    But when the boy fairy Kip invites her to attend the May Dance, Fia accepts. Her wingless condition causes a stir until the dance is interrupted by a wicked troll seeking a late-night snack of fairy wings. Full-color illustrations.

Watchdog and the Coyotes

Bill Wallace - 1995
    But Sweetie, The Great Dane, can't afford to bark -- or bite. After three little nips and three masters, the next stop is the pound. So when the burglar comes calling, he waves his tail. When coyotes come prowling, he tries to make peace -- as they howl in scorn. They promise they'll return -- to eat his food, his friends, Red the Irish Setter, Poky the Beagle, and Sweetie for dessert! If Sweetie can't protect them they'll all perish! How can he outfox twelve hungry coyotes?

One Hand Clapping: Zen Stories for All Ages

Rafe Martin - 1995
    A collection of traditional tales used for teaching the basic principles of Zen Buddhism, including The Tigers and the Strawberry, The Zen Master and the Samurai, and A Silver Cat.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Little Dog

Maj Lindman - 1995
    They took him in and washed and fed him and wished out loud that they could keep him. But the next morning, Mother found a notice in the paper about a lost little dog.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1995 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up

Treasured Tales from Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter - 1995
    Includes The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Pigling Bland.

The Adventures of Lowly Worm

Richard Scarry - 1995
    Then Lowly has a bike accident, and he thinks his fun is over. Get-well cards and a visit from his friends convince Lowly he'll be up and around in no time. Color illustrations.


Stephen Cosgrove - 1995
    A sassy little elephant, who irritates others by imitating everything they say, hears in an echo how unkind she sounds.

Eric Carle's Treasury of Classic Stories for Children

Eric Carle - 1995
    Treasury of classic stories for children, by Aesop and others; selected, retold and illustrated by Eric Carle.

Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun: A Cherokee Story

Geri Keams - 1995
    This wonderful story by a renowned storyteller explains how light was brought to the dark side of the world.

Color [With 5 Transparent Pages]

Ruth Heller - 1995
    Young readers and artists will enjoy peeling away the transparent overlays to discover how primary colors are mixed, and how a full-color painting breaks down into its primary colors.* A Picture Puffin * Full-color illustrations * 40 pages * 5 transparencies* Ages 5 up* An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"* An IRA-CBC Children's Choice Book* Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award* Kansas State Reading Circle* Ohio Teachers' and Pupils' Reading Circle

Inside a Barn in the Country: A Rebus Read-Along Story

Alyssa Satin Capucilli - 1995
    This rebus read-along story is sure to delight and educate children at the same time. Full-color illustrations.

Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Dog

Sara Swan Miller - 1995
    Maybe it's raining and your dog can't go outside. On days like this, you can always read a book. But most dogs can't read, even the smart ones. There is something really nice you can do for your dog, however. Read your dog the stories in this book -- and always remember to pet your dog while you read!

The Adventures of Adam Raccoon: Bully Garumph

Glen Keane - 1995
    It is also a wild and untamed land where wolves and dangers abound. Fortunately, King Aren watches over and protects Adam and his friends who love to play and explore every corner of Master's Wood.


Walt Morey - 1995
    When former Coast Guardsman Chris George and his drug-sniffing dog Mike stumble upon a package of heroin, they draw the attention of some sinister characters.

The Mitten Tree

Candace Christiansen - 1995
    This is an intergenerational tale of good that will warm your heart.

The Chalet School 2-in-1: The School at the Chalet & Jo of the Chalet School

Elinor M. Brent-Dyer - 1995
    Titles #1 and #2 in the Chalet School series.

How Smudge Came

Nan Gregory - 1995
    One patient is so blind with illness that he can barely see the dog; it looks like a smudge.But, oh, how nice to hold the puppy. What is Cindy to do? How will she care for Smudge?How Smudge Came was made into an award winning television movie and became an international best seller.Awards and Nominations: Winner of the 1996 Mr. Christie Book Award Winner of the 1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation


Marianna Mayer - 1995
    The many suitors who fail her challenge forfeit their heads, but when Calaf arrives, he falls in love with Turandot, answers the riddles, and wins her heart....Varied and dramatic in composition, the polished illustrations in cool hues have an underlying sense of elegance and musicality." Booklist. Author's note.

The Sensational Samburger

David Pelham - 1995
    Lit Guild.

Sam and the Lucky Money

Karen Chinn - 1995
    It's Chinese New Year's day and his grandparents have given him the traditional gift of lucky money-red envelopes called leisees (lay-sees). This year Sam is finally old enough to spend it any way he chooses. Best of all, he gets to spend his lucky money in his favorite place -- Chinatown! But when Sam realizes that his grandparents' gift is not enough to get the things he wants, his excitement turns to disappointment. Even though his mother reminds him that he should appreciate the gift, Sam is not convinced -- until a surprise encounter with a stranger. With vivid watercolor paintings, artists Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu celebrate the sights and sounds of festive Chinatown streets. In her picture book debut, author Karen Chinn tells the affecting story of a child who discovers that sometimes the best gifts come from the heart. Sam can hardly wait to go shopping with his mom. It's Chinese New Year's day and his grandparents have given him the traditional gift of lucky money-red envelopes called leisees (lay-sees). This year Sam is finally old enough to spend it any way he chooses. Best of all, he gets to spend his lucky money in his favorite place -- Chinatown! But when Sam realizes that his grandparents' gift is not enough to get the things he wants, his excitement turns to disappointment. Even though his mother reminds him that he should appreciate the gift, Sam is not convinced -- until a surprise encounter with a stranger. With vivid watercolor paintings, artists Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu celebrate the sights and sounds of festive Chinatown streets. In her picture book debut, author Karen Chinn tells the affecting story of a child who discovers that sometimes the best gifts come from the heart.


Stephen Cosgrove - 1995
    Join the whimsical characters in this beautifully illustrated tale that teaches youngsters how to deal with the challenges of their world, providing them with positive solutions to difficult problems.

The Million-Dollar Bear

William Kotzwinkle - 1995
    Although the Million-Dollar Bear is the most valuable teddy bear in the world, he's also the loneliest, locked up in a waterproof, burglar-proof, bulletproof vault. When he gets his freedom, he winds up in the arms of a family that adores him--even though they think he's not worth a red cent! Full color.

Pooh's Little Instruction Book

Joan Powers - 1995
    Milne provided the inspiration.Pooh, the Bear of Little Brain, has a perspective on things that is, to say the least, unique. This amusing little book offers suggestions and reminders on how to live a good life - Winnie-the-Pooh style.On topics ranging from Teatime (Proper Teas are superior to Very Nearly Teas) to Tails (they're not just a Little Bit Extra at the back), the advice proffered here could only come from that enchanted place, the Hundred Acre Wood. And it could only be inspired by Pooh, the Best Bear in All the World.

If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do?

Sandra McLeod Humphrey - 1995
    This is a great way for them to build self-confidence in their ability to work through everyday problems! The 25 situations presented here and the thought-provoking questions at the end of each scenario have been developed to help you talk to your child about social and moral issues in a natural and nonthreatening way. What an entertaining way to learn vital life skills!

Circle of Seasons

Lucia Monfried - 1995
    Illustrations and simple text celebrate the joys of each season.

Disney's The Lion King No Worries (A Little Golden Book)

Justine Korman Fontes - 1995
    They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colorful pictures. Parents have shared Golden moments with their children, thanks to the happy hours spent with the books.

Mouse Cookies: 10 Easy-To-Make Cookie Recipes with a Story in Pictures (With Cookie Cutter)

Laura Joffe Numeroff - 1995
    Ten easy-to-make recipes simple enough for the youngest baker, including peanut butter munches, old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and jumbo chocolate chip cookies.While you're waiting for your cookies to come out of the oven, enjoy the brand-new story in pictures -- this time the boy from "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie visits the mouse's house

Ring Fire

Beth Webb - 1995
    It might seem like magic but it is something different. And much stronger. Now the Fire has been taken from the Ring. It falls to Gemma, a kitchen maid, and Fleabag, a three-legged, humorous, talking cat, to find it. It must be restored to its rightful place and a new King or Queen must be crowned. But the evil wizards of Porthwain are determined to overcome the Fire and take its power for themselves. Gemma loses her courage and worse, is separated from Fleabag. In one final, terrible challenge, the Ring Fire seems to be lost when it is betrayed by someone who was sworn to protect it. There is no one left for Fleabag to turn to - or is there? Who is the strange boy who plays the fiddle and seems so afraid of everyone? In these three acclaimed stories, Beth Webb relates the thrilling series of conflicts over the Ring Fire as the unlikely accomplices battle the powers of destruction to save the kingdom.

Hutchinson Treasury Of Children's Literature

Alison Sage - 1995
    There are extracts too from old favourites like Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden, Ballet Shoes and The Jungle Book. What a fantastic line-up! The contents list reads like a who's who of children's literature.