Best of
Childrens

2003

The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites


Dr. Seuss - 2003
    11 complete stories at a great price!Featuring:The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey GrammerHorton Hears a Who read by Dustin HoffmanHow the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Walter MatthauDid I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? read by John CleeseThe Lorax read by Ted DansonYertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag read by John LithgowThidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose read by Mercedes McCambridgeHorton Hatches the Egg read by Billy CrystalThe Cat in the Hat Comes Back read by Kelsey Grammer

Disney's The Little Mermaid


Stephanie Calmenson - 2003
    She gets her chance after making a deal with an evil sea witch, but something’s fishy! Can Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle help make the little mermaid’s dream come true? Find out in this full-color retelling of Disney’s classic film, The Little Mermaid.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation


Robert Sabuda - 2003
    The text is faithful to Lewis Carroll's original story, and special effects like a Victorian peep show, multifaceted foil, and tactile elements make this a pop-up to read and admire again and again.

The Snail and the Whale


Julia Donaldson - 2003
    Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the snail feels very small in the vastness of the world. But when the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


Michael Rosen - 2003
    We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one.. Will you come too? For more than twenty-five years readers have been swishy swashing and splash sploshing through this award-winning favorite. Join in the fun!

My Lucky Day


Keiko Kasza - 2003
    Fox's door "accidentally," the fox can hardly believe his good luck. It's not every day that dinner just shows up on your doorstep. It must be his lucky day! Or is it?Before Mr. Fox can say grace, the piglet has manipulated him into giving him a fabulously tasty meal, the full spa treatment (with bath and massage), and . . . freedom.In a funny trickster tale of her own, Kasza keeps readers guessing until the surprise ending when they'll realize it was piglet's lucky day all along.

A Bargain for Frances


Russell Hoban - 2003
    Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it's the last straw. Can Frances show her that it's better to lose a bargain than lose a friend?

Skippyjon Jones


Judy Schachner - 2003
    There's a photo of the real Skippyjon Jones, and even a reversible jacket with El Skippito in his mask-ito on the other side. So hold on to your mice and beans - this book is the fiesta you've been waiting for!

Curious George Visits the Library


Margret Rey - 2003
    But it’s not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long. From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George’s day at the library makes reading fun.

Old Turtle And The Broken Truth


Douglas Wood - 2003
    Now Old Turtle returns in a timeless story about love, acceptance, and the nature of truth.Long ago, as truth descended onto earth, it split in two: one piece landing among the people and the other blazing through the sky. When the people discover the piece of truth, it gives them strength and happiness. But over time, it turns them arrogant and greedy. They do not share their truth with others, wars rage on, and the earth begins to suffer. Then a Little Girl eager for change journeys to find Old Turtle, seeking the precious piece of wisdom that will mend the people's broken truth, making it -- and them -- whole once again.Douglas Wood's stirring and eloquent fable, soulfully illustrated in luminous watercolor by Jon J Muth, offers readers of all ages inspiration, hope, and a healing vision of peace.

The Elves and the Shoemaker


Jim LaMarche - 2003
    Jim LaMarche's stunning paintings, reminiscent of his earlier work in The Rainbabies, are the perfect compliment to this favorite Grimm fairy tale.

The Family Book


Todd Parr - 2003
    Full color.

Snuggle Puppy! (Boynton on Board)


Sandra Boynton - 2003
    It is bright, chunky, a pleasure to hold, and has a die-cut cover that reveals a glimpse of the joy inside before it's even opened. Best of all, it's packed, of course, with pure Boynton: her inimitable language, her inimitable illustrations, her inimitable sense of fun. OOO, Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine. I love what you are. I love what you do. Fuzzy little Snuggle Puppy, I love you. Featuring a sweet and cuddly doggie cast and rhyming verse, Snuggle Puppy is the perfect bedtime book to read last, because of an ending that kids will want again and again: I started with OOO. . . . Now we'll end like this: [BIG SMOOCH!] Oversized lap edition also available—perfect for reading aloud!

Fanny's Dream


Caralyn Buehner - 2003
    Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come. She puts on her best calico dress and goes out to the garden so that she'll be ready when her fairy godmother arrives. As the seconds tick by, Fanny waits and waits. Finally, she hears a voice. It isn't her fairy godmother-but it is someone who will change her life forever.

Diary of a Wombat


Jackie French - 2003
    Their favorite activities are eating, sleeping, and digging holes. Here, in the words of one unusually articulate wombat, is the tongue-in-cheek account of a busy week; eating, sleeping, digging holes . . . and training its new neighbors, a family of humans, to produce treats on demand. This entertaining book, with its brief, humorous text and hilarious illustrations, will endear the wombat to young children, who may recognize in the determined furry creature some qualities that they share.

Bear Wants More


Karma Wilson - 2003
    He wants more! With his friends' help, he finds some berries, clover, and fish to eat, but that's not enough. Bear wants more! How Bear's friends help him to finally satisfy his HUGE hunger in a most surprising way will enchant young readers. Karma Wilson's rhythmic text and Jane Chapman's vibrant illustrations make Bear Wants More a perfect springtime read-aloud.

Frosty the Snowman


Steve Nelson - 2003
    Featuring the festive spirit and rollicking lyrics of the original song, it's the perfect read-aloud for this holiday season.

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee


Chris Van Dusen - 2003
    Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, has filled this new adventure with charming illustrations and a playful, rhyming text. A fun read-aloud for children (and adults!) on campouts or snuggling at home!

The Little Bear Treasury: Little Bear/ Little Bear's Friend/ Little Bear's Visit


Else Holmelund Minarik - 2003
    Hardcover collection.

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge


Hildegarde Hoyt Swift - 2003
    One day a great expanse of gray steel, which also shines a bright light into the fog and darkness, is built over it. The little red lighthouse feels insignificant and useless in comparison but soon learns that . . . small can be mighty!

Frog and Toad Are Friends


Arnold Lobel - 2003
    Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book!From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. Frog and Toad Are Friends is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad are Friends), ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.

Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Walt Disney Company - 2003
    Now new and old fans can relive the magic of this beloved film as it is retold in a beautiful full-color Little Golden Book!

The Color Kittens


Margaret Wise Brown - 2003
    . .So goes the rollicking tale of two pouncy kittens who make all the colors in the world. First published more than 50 years ago, this much-requested title is now available as a Little Golden Book Classic, with its original cover!

Tucket's Travels: Francis Tucket's Adventures In The West, 1847-1849


Gary Paulsen - 2003
    His adventures during the two-year search for his family teach him how to live by the harsh code of the wilderness, and give readers an exciting panoramic vision of the West at a time of settlement and of war with Mexico. Along the way, Francis meets up with Mr. Grimes, a one-armed mountain man, and later rescues Lottie and Billy, children abandoned on the prairie. Together the three encounter bandits, soldiers, storms, eccentric travellers, and discover an ancient treasure. But the real treasure lies at the end of the trail—Tucket’s home.

Dragons of Deltora Complete series Bind-Up


Emily Rodda - 2003
    As the starving people weaken, Lief, Barda and Jasmine discover a terrible secret, that the Shadow Lord has left behind the seeds of death itself, destined to ruin Deltora. They are called the four sisters, one in each corner of the land, and the three set out to destroy the vile creations.The stunning conclusion series to the Deltora Quest story.

The Dot


Peter H. Reynolds - 2003
    Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark -- and follow where it takes us.Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.

My Name Is Yoon


Helen Recorvits - 2003
    But her father tells her that she must learn to write it in English. In English, all the lines and circles stand alone, which is just how Yoon feels in the United States. Yoon isn't sure that she wants to be YOON. At her new school, she tries out different names – maybe CAT or BIRD. Maybe CUPCAKE!Helen Recorvits's spare and inspiring story about a little girl finding her place in a new country is given luminous pictures filled with surprising vistas and dreamscapes by Gabi Swiatkowska.My Name Is Yoon is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Imagine a Night


Sarah L. Thomson - 2003
    Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a nighttime adventure. Imagine a night when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle, and his field of sunflowers begins to dip and sway to the rhythm. Imagine a night when ordinary objects magically become extraordinary...a night when it is possible to believe the impossible. With the intrigue of an Escher drawing and the richness of a Chris Van Allsburg painting, renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves depicts that delicious time between sleep and wakefulness, creating a breathtaking, visual exploration of imagination and possibility that will encourage both children and adults to think past the boundaries of everyday life, and see the possibilities beyond.

Stone Soup


Jon J. Muth - 2003
    Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-- together, they have made a feast fit for a king! In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler


E.L. Konigsburg - 2003
    She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along.Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn’t it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

Junie B. Jones Collection


Barbara Park - 2003
    Jones is back on audio with a collection of books that began the well-loved series. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly BusRemember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't. Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey BusinessIt's pooey on B-A-B-I-E-S until Junie B. finds out that her new dumb old baby brother is a big fat deal. Her two bestest friends are giving her everything they own just to see him. And guess what else? Maybe she can bring him to school on Pet Day. Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat MouthJunie B.'s having a rough week. First she got punishment for shooting off her mouth in kindergarten. And now she's in big trouble again! 'Cause Monday is Job Day, and Junie B. told her class that she's got the bestest job of all. Only, what the heck is it? Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky SpyingJunie B. is the bestest spier in the whole world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. But when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble! Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake In this audio, Junie B. wins the Carnival Night Cake Walk and chooses the bestest cake of all. How was she to know it was lethal weapon? Junie B. Jones and that Meanie Jim's Birthday Junie B. is NOT invited to Jim's birthday party in this great story.Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome WarrenJunie B. has to figure out how she can get the handomest guy she's ever seen to love her.Juine B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her BedJunie B. worries that Paulie Allen Puffer is right and she really does have monster under her bed.

Yummy Yucky


Leslie Patricelli - 2003
    Sandwiches are yummy, sand is yucky.' With bold illustrations, Leslie Patricelli humorously introduces concepts to very young children. The book also has a double spread section featuring 'more yummy things' and 'more yucky things'.

Tails


Matthew Van Fleet - 2003
    Engaging, cartoonish animals from tigers to pangolins romp across the pages as the rhyming text bounces along: “Tails fluffy, / Tails stringy, / Scaled tails strong and—clingy!” Pull tabs, lift-able flaps, tufts of fur, and even a scratch-and-sniff skunk tail provide plenty of tactile surprises. Along the way, youngsters will learn about counting, opposites, and how animals use their tails. A tried and true tail-wagger!

I Knew You Could!: A Book for All the Stops in Your Life


Craig Dorfman - 2003
    I Knew You Could! provides familiar comfort in changing times and serves as a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Readers will revisit the story again and again as they move forward along life's path. From "I think I can" to "I knew I could," The Little Engine That Could helps kids of all ages realize that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it!

Big Little


Leslie Patricelli - 2003
    Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli's spirited board book, Big Little, stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect.

I Can Fly


Ruth Krauss - 2003
    So can I. A cow can moo. I can, too. So begins the simple, delightful rhyme by Ruth Krauss that both celebrates and encourages a child’s imagination. Mary Blair’s vibrant artwork, found in the Golden Books archives and newly scanned, looks as fresh as it did 50 years ago.

Flawed Dogs: The Year-End Leftovers At The Piddleton "Last Chance" Dog Pound


Berkeley Breathed - 2003
    Full color.

If You Take a Mouse Five-Book Set


Laura Joffe Numeroff - 2003
    If You Take a Mouse Five-Book Set (If You Take a Mouse to the Movies; If You Take a Mouse to School; If You Give a Moose a Muffin; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; If You Give a Pig a Pancake) For a limited time get all five of Laura Numeroff's If You Take Mouse books in one easy-to-order package, including the one that started all, If You Give a Pig a Pancake.

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Beginning


Michael Gallagher - 2003
    One decade later, The Blue Blur can lay claim to having the most successful comic book career of all video game heroes! Now, readers can enjoy his earliest comic book adventures with this special edition that reprints the first appearances of Tails, Princess Sally, Antoine, Rotor, Uncle Chuck, and Muttski. Fans can also marvel in awe and wonder at Sonic's magic rings, the freedom emeralds, and King Acorn's magic crown; while booing and hissing at the villainous Robotnik, his evil Swat-Bots, and his myriad dastardly devices!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears


Jim Aylesworth - 2003
    Yes she did... " But worse is when she forget's not to do what she is told not to do. For sometimes that can lead to much more serious trouble....like what happened the day of this story. McClintock's art, that is reminscent of 19th Century children's book art, perfectly compliments Aylesworth's playful, original, and very involving rendition of the classic Three Bears story.

The Secret of the Mansion


Julie Campbell - 2003
    But then a millionaire s daughter moves into the next-door mansion, an old miser hides a fortune in his decrepit house, and a runaway kid starts hiding out in Sleepyside!"

Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes I


Gris Grimly - 2003
    Darker adaptations of familiar nursery rhymes.

This is San Francisco


Miroslav Sasek - 2003
    Illustrator Miroslav Sasek captures both the breathtaking landscape and the cosmopolitan flavor of the City by the Bay in This is San Francisco. First published in 1962, Sasek's jaunty, colorful illustrations will still dazzle kids and adults alike.

A Handful of Time


Kit Pearson - 2003
    She doesn't know her cousins at all, and she's never been good at camping or canoeing, let alone making new friends. When she arrives at the cottage, her worst fears come true: her cousin Kelly teases her; Aunt Ginnie and Uncle Doug feel sorry for her. She doesn't fit in. Then Patricia discovers an old watch hidden under a floorboard. When she winds it, she finds herself taken back in time to the summer when her own mother was twelve.

Just a Minute!


Yuyi Morales - 2003
    He requests that she leave with him right away. "Just a minute," Grandma Beetle tells him. She still has one house to sweep, two pots of tea to boil, three pounds of corn to make into tortillas -- and that's just the start! Using both Spanish and English words to tally the party preparations, Grandma Beetle cleverly delays her trip and spends her birthday with a table full of grandchildren and her surprise guest. This spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture is the perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish. The vivacious illustrations and universal depiction of a family celebration are sure to be adored by young readers everywhere.

He Took My Lickin' for Me: A Classic Folk Tale


Timothy Robinson - 2003
    "Now, a rule is not much good without a punishment attached," said the teacher. "What should we do if someone breaks the rules?" The class's idea of justice, and what happens when they face it in all its fury, will become a meaningful type and shadow of the Savior's sacrifice for all of us.

Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body


Tish Rabe - 2003
    The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick for a ride through the human body where they visit the right and left sides of the brain, meet the Feletons from far off Fadin (when they stand in the sun you can see through their skin), scuba dive through the blood system, follow food and water through the digestive tract, and a whole lot more!

Always and Forever


Alan Durant - 2003
    They feel they will never get over their great sadness. How can life go on without him? Then one day Squirrel comes to visit. She reminds Fox's family of all the funny things he used to do. And as the friends share dinner and tell stories, they realize at last that in their hearts and memories, Fox is still with them, and he will be--always and forever.With thoughtful, delicate illustrations by acclaimed artist Debi Gliori, this gentle story is just right for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Amelia Bedelia 50th Anniversary Library: Amelia Bedelia, Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, and Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia


Peggy Parish - 2003
    This box set includes three of the most popular and bestselling Amelia Bedelia Level 2 I Can Read stories: Amelia Bedelia, Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, and Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia.Amelia Bedelia is all boxed up—literally! The Amelia Bedelia books are great for growing the vocabularies of beginning readers and making learning to read fun. A great gift and a wonderful way to introduce beginning readers to a favorite character!

Catwings Box Set


Ursula K. Le Guin - 2003
    Now readers can follow all of the adventures of the winged cats who escape the dangerous and dirty city to live in the countryside. From the original four cats, James, Roger, Thelma and Harriet, to their new friends, Jane and Alexander, the fantasy that is so wonderfully realistic is brought to life by S. D. Schindler's delicate, yet vibrant illustrations.

Hands Off! (SpongeBob SquarePants, #2)


David Lewman - 2003
    But when his best friend, Patrick, asks if he can look after it one night, SpongeBob can't refuse. SpongeBob tries to trust his friend, but his curiosity gets the better of him, and chaos soon follows!

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School


Lauren Child - 2003
    After all, why would she need to count higher than ten when she never eats more than ten cookies at a time? Once again, it's up to ever-patient big brother Charlie to persuade Lola that school is worthwhile — and that her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, will be welcome, too.

Biscuit Wins a Prize


Alyssa Satin Capucilli - 2003
    All his old friends are at the show, and Biscuit sees so many new friends that he can't sit still–even for the judge! The lovable yellow puppy's friendliness helps him win a big prize, and the hearts of his readers!

Buttermilk


Stephen Cosgrove - 2003
    Her father shows her that during the daylight, things aren't always what they seem.

Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big


Berkeley Breathed - 2003
    But one day, Edwurd tells such a whopping lie that the army, the air force, and the dogcatcher are called to reverse the damage. Full color.

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone


Timothy Basil Ering - 2003
    . . plants the idea that with some strategy, good communication and goodwill, you can grow wonderful things." —PORTLAND PRESS HERALD"Frog Belly Rat Bone,one, two, three . . .the specks in the earthare protected by me.You must be patient andthen you will see. . . ."Once upon a time, in a dull, gray endless place called Cementland, there lived a very special boy who wished to find a treasure. After much searching among piles of greasy toaster ovens and wet smelly socks, he spies a box filled with specks and a wrinkled note that says, "Put these wondrous riches in the earth and enjoy." Horrified to learn that thieves are after his treasure, the boy scrounges the junkyard and conjures a creature to stand guard - a scarecrowlike gardener with crooked bony arms, a giant belly, a jaunty crown, and preternatural wisdom: Frog Belly Rat Bone, king and protector of the specks.With subtle, delicate tones, fantastical figures, and bursts of glowing color, the surreal artwork and hand-lettered text of Tim Ering’s picture book debut exude all the whimsy of an inspired imagination - and the wonders of a natural world that awaits discovery, even in Cementland.Included with each book: a whimsical full-color bookmark offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the artist, his technique - and his inspiration!

Daddy Kisses


Anne Gutman - 2003
    Cuddles and kisses will surely abound when reading this aloud!

I Took the Moon for a Walk


Carolyn Curtis - 2003
    Their unusual journey is described in lyrical verse, creating a magical story that celebrates the serene beauty of the world at night.

Suki's Kimono


Chieri Uegaki - 2003
    A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother's visit last summer. And Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school --- no matter what anyone says.When it's Suki's turn to share with her classmates what she did during the summer, she tells them about the street festival she attended with her obachan and the circle dance that they took part in. In fact, she gets so carried away reminiscing that she's soon humming the music and dancing away, much to the delight of her entire class!Filled with gentle enthusiasm and a touch of whimsy, Suki's Kimono is the joyful story of a little girl whose spirit leads her to march --- and dance --- to her own drumbeat.

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?


Jane Yolen - 2003
    Can you imagine dragging a very stubborn styracosaurus into the doctor's office? Or saying "Open wide" to a very sharp-toothed carnotaurus? From enormous sneezes to gigantic wails, the outrageous antics of the mischievous young dinosaurs in this book are sure to bring laughter to anyone - large or small - who has ever said atchoo!

The Silverwing Trilogy (Boxed Set): Silverwing; Sunwing; Firewing


Kenneth Oppel - 2003
    Now Shade's many fans can follow his journeys once again in this handsome boxed set.Books in this set include:"SilverwingSunwingFirewing"

Biscuit's Big Friend


Alyssa Satin Capucilli - 2003
    Biscuit wants to do everything that Sam does -- like running fast and fetching sticks. But it sure is hard for a puppy like Biscuit to keep up with such a big dog.In this encouraging story of friendship, Biscuit shows that small puppies can do big things! Biscuit’s Big Friend, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.

Quiet Loud


Leslie Patricelli - 2003
    Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli’s spirited board book, QUIET LOUD, stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect.

Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set


Bill Martin Jr. - 2003
    Now, for the first time, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear,What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? are available together in a boxed board book gift set—perfect for every baby's first library.This title has Common Core connections.

Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever!


Barbara Park - 2003
    Jones Is Not a CrookJunie B. Jones Is a Party AnimalJunie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop GuyJunie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy

Toes, Ears, & Nose! (A Lift-the-Flap Book)


Marion Dane Bauer - 2003
    Baby is bundled in a mountain of clothes! Peek under the flaps of clothing to find out what's underneath, and play this fun peekaboo book again and again!

Lunch Walks Among Us


Jim Benton - 2003
    Stein is not your average girl -- she's a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny's class think she's weird, wacky, and just plain creepy. Tired of being stared at, Franny decides to attempt her most dangerous experiment yet -- she's going to fit in. but when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks the class, everyone knows it's up to a mad scientist to save the day. But has Franny lost her creepy, crawly ways?

A Parable about the King


Beth Moore - 2003
    Let beloved Bible teacher and author Beth Moore help you teach your child that they are a princess or prince. Experience together the never-ending love or God--our Father and King.

How I Became a Pirate


Melinda Long - 2003
    I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say “scurvy dog,” sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: “Pirates don’t tuck.” A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.

Top-Secret Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B.


Barbara Park - 2003
    Jones’s top-secret, personal beeswax! This hilarious companion to the best-selling series features Junie’s own original writings along with drawings, stickers, and lots of blank pages with creative prompts designed to get kids drawing and writing about their own top-secret, personal beeswax. Kids will love getting to know Junie up close in this fun, interactive writing format.

The Cat in the Hat the Movie!: Cooking with the Cat


Bonnie Worth - 2003
    Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat movie.

Gabby


Stephen Cosgrove - 2003
    However, her constant babbling is driving her friends crazy and driving them away. She becomes sad and lonely until she meets a special friend who listens, understands, and explains. Illustrated by Robin James.

The Storm


Cynthia Rylant - 2003
    Just ask Pandora and Seabold. They've lived most of their lives with the sea -- Pandora in a lighthouse and Seabold on a boat -- and they're each quite used to being alone. Or they were. But one day, the sea did something extraordinary: It brought Pandora and Seabold together! And even better, the sea gave them the ingredients for an adventure that neither of them had considered before-an adventure called "family."

Arnie the Doughnut


Laurie Keller - 2003
    One by one, doughnuts were chosen, placed in paper bags, and whisked away with their new owners. Some went by the dozen in giant boxes."Good-bye!" Arnie yelled to each doughnut. "Have a good trip!""This is so exciting!" Arnie beamed. "I wonder who will choose ME?"At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut--round, cakey, with a hole in the middle, iced and sprinkled. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town, and admittedly his sprinkles are candy-colored. Still, a doughnut is just a doughnut, right?WRONG! Not if Arnie has anything to say about it. And, for a doughnut, he sure seems to have an awful lot to say. Can Arnie change the fate of all doughnuts--or at least have a hand in his own future? Well, you'll just have to read this funny story and find out for yourself. This title has Common Core connectionsArnie, the Doughnut is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

My Secret Bully


Trudy Ludwig - 2003
    THE SECRET'S OUT ON BULLYINGHere is the all-too-familiar story of Monica.  She and Katie have been friends since kindergarten.  Monica loves being around her when she's nice.  But there are times when Katie can be just plain mean.  And Monica doesn't understand why.Monica is a target of relational aggression, emotional bullying among friends who will use name-calling and manipulation to humiliate and exclude.  But with a little help from a supportive adult—her mother—Monica learns to cope and thrive by facing her fears and reclaiming power from her bully.Including a foreword by the founder of the The Ophelia Project, as well as helpful tips, discussion questions, and additional resources, My Secret Bully is a vital resource for children, parents, teachers, and counselors.

Some Dogs Do


Jez Alborough - 2003
    In fact, he feels so happy that his paws lift off the ground, and he floats right up to the sky! He can’t wait to tell his friends at school, but of course they don’t believe him. "Don’t be daft," scoffs Ben. "You’re a dog, and dogs don’t fly." Even Sid’s teacher shakes her head at him. Now Sid is one unhappy little pup. Can anything ever get him flying high again?

The Wolves in the Walls


Neil Gaiman - 2003
    Lucy hears sneaking, creeping,crumpling noisescoming from insidethe walls.She is sure there arewolves living in the walls of her house.But, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over.

"A" is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women


Lynne Cheney - 2003
    Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again. Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families -- everyone -- will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.

Little Quack


Lauren Thompson - 2003
    As his brothers and sisters splish, splash, and splosh their way into the pond behind their mama, he is left all alone on the shore. Little Quack wants to join his family. Can he find the courage to be a very small duck in a very big pond? Count along and find out! The QUACK-U-LATOR keeps score, adding a splash of math to all the fun!

The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage


Enid Blyton - 2003
    The final solution, however, surprises the Five Find-Outers almost as much as it surprises Mr Goon the village policeman.

Rover Saves Christmas


Roddy Doyle - 2003
    . . now in paperback! Rudolph the reindeer is being a pain. He only has to work one day a year and what does he do? He calls in sick! Enter Rover, the only dog with the smarts, talent, good looks, and charms to be a sub. Rover's about to take Santa on the ride of his life -- and readers get to come along.

Shimmeree


Stephen Cosgrove - 2003
    Shimmeree, a lovely crystal horse, and her friends learn that they don't have to be afraid of things just because they are different.

Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself


Margaret Wise Brown - 2003
    He was named Crispin’s Crispian because he belonged to himself.So begins the story of a dog who runs bang into a little boy, who also belongs to himself. This quirky, breathtakingly illustrated story is one of Margaret Wise Brown’s best.

Serendipity and Her Friends (Serendipity Books)


Stephen Cosgrove - 2003
    So, journey to the magical, mystical land of Serendipity with seven of your favorite Serendipity stories gathered together in one charming hardcover edition. Illustrated by Robin James.

SpongeBob AirPants: The Lost Episode


Kitty Richards - 2003
    And this time he sets out to make his dream a reality. From a makeshift flying machine to a hapless bat costume, SpongeBob's airborne attempts are grounded until he accidentally invents a pair of superherolike flying pants. But SpongeBob soon realizes that being a superhero isn't all it's cracked up to be. Will he ever be able to live as a mere mortal again? Find out in this aerodynamic adventure!

Jak Krtek ke kalhotkám přišel


Zdeněk Miler - 2003
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The Naming of Tishkin Silk


Glenda Millard - 2003
    The warm, loving home he shares with his father, grandmother and five big sisters (The Rainbow Girls) is marked by the aching absence of his mother and baby sister. Where have they gone and will they be coming home again? When Griffin starts school and meets Princess Layla the answers to his questions gently start to unfold.This unique, tender novel will captivate young readers and adults alike, with its warmth, honesty and beauty.

From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story


Jennifer Morgan - 2003
    A history of the Earth, from its formation through the appearance of mammals and the extinction of dinosaurs, in the form of a story told by the Universe itself to an Earthling.

Everyday Graces: Child's Book Of Good Manners


Karen Santorum - 2003
    But good manners are a prerequisite for the growth of moral character; they are the habits of conduct and behavior by which we express in the most ordinary circumstances our fundamental respect for others, whether parents, friends, colleagues, or strangers.Fortunately, Karen Santorum has produced for parents and teachers a wonderfully rich and instructive anthology to help instill good manners in our children—and stand against a decline of civility and a coarsening of our common life.Under such headings as “Honor Your Mother and Father,” “Please and Thank You,” “No Hurtful Words,” “Good Behavior in Sport,” and “Showing Respect for Country,” Everyday Graces features stories and poems that will develop and enrich the moral imagination. This marvelous anthology features classic selections from such well-known authors as Hans Christian Anderson, Beatrix Potter, Mark Twain, Frances Hodgson Burnett, C. S. Lewis, Max Lucado, and Arnold Lobel, as well as forgotten gems that deserve a new hearing.Mrs. Santorum writes that this anthology grew out of the frustration of not being able to find a book on manners that instructs through stories rather than by rules of dos and don’ts. She and her husband tried and tested many of these selections on their six children. Each of the selections is briefly introduced with a thoughtful commentary at the close, producing an informality and intimacy that is inviting and infectious.Find out why Everyday Graces has become a beloved feature in homes, schools, churches, and libraries across America.

The Grumpling


Stephen Cosgrove - 2003
    He has no manners whatsoever! But Buttermilk, a sweet-natured bunny, has the patience to teach the Grumpling that good manners are an important part of daily life.

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?


Carmela LaVigna Coyle - 2003
    A girl asks her mother copious questions in this tale that encourages readers to follow their dreams.

Katie Morag's Island Stories: Four of Your Favourite Katie Morag Adventures


Mairi Hedderwick - 2003
    This collection includes Katie Morag Delivers the Mail, Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers, Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted, and Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins.

Where's the Dragon?


Jason Hook - 2003
    Look inside this amazing picture book and feel the embossed pages. Can you see and touch the dragon? Can you find lots and lots of dragons? They’re everywhere! That’s because Mr. Jones is simply mad about the creatures. He carves them out of wood and he tells thrilling stories about them. But he’s never seen a real dragon, so he and his grandson George have set sail in search of one. Come along and help, using your sharp sense of sight and sensitive fingers to navigate through the pictures. But remember: to discover a really, truly fire-breathing dragon, you have to hunt high and low and always, always believe hard enough. A story kids will joyously read over and over again.

The Girls Collection


Jacqueline Wilson - 2003
    Falling in love, learning to like yourself, staying out late and coping with heartbreak - these friends help each other through it all.

Mommy Hugs


Anne Gutman - 2003
    Cuddles and kisses will surely abound when reading this aloud!

Millie Keith Boxed Set, Books 5-8


Martha Finley - 2003
    This boxed set of the popular fiction books for girls includes books 5-8 of the series: Millie's Steadfast Love (Book 5), Millie's Grand Adventure (Book 6), Millie's Reluctant Sacrifice (Book 7), and Millie's Fiery Trial (Book 8).'Excellent for Homeschool Use'

Ellen's Lion


Crockett Johnson - 2003
    Ellen’s temperament is a bit like Christopher Robin’s (though her appearance is a clone of Harold, from Harold and the Purple Crayon fame), but her lion is a no-nonsense, tougher-minded Pooh, with the voice of reason and reality to counter Ellen’s high-flying imagination. The stories range from fear of the dark and being sad to playing doctor, being a fairy princess, and dealing with a new toy that almost replaces lion.Parents will find the subtly droll stories as entertaining as children, and a child who reads chapter books will find especially rewarding.

Ollie


Olivier Dunrea - 2003
    They try poking, listening, even sitting on top of his egg—but Ollie just won’t come out.Ollie is Ollie and he will decide when it’s time to hatch. Fans of Gossie and Gossie and Gertie will find Ollie just as charming and delightful as the first two books. Any toddler that has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible.

Nightlights: Stories for You to Read to Your Child - To Encourage Calm, Confidence and Creativity


David Fontana - 2003
    It's a collection of twenty interactive meditation stories that have bene specially written to calm and relax your child at bedtime, while at the same time engaging and stimulating his or her imagination. These stories also help children in many other important ways. They help them to focus their minds and develop their powers of concentration and visualization, as well as learn more about emotions and feelings. Although not meditations in the strict sense, they do serve as a good preparation for learning real meditation later on. They also foster imagination and creativity, help children deal with their burgeoning anxieties, and help them take their first steps towards developing their own unique identity. In the Introduction, Civardi provides techniques to help parents develop their out-loud reading skills, shows how to create the right mood, and gives practical advice on how to talk with your child about what he or she has just heard. After each story, there is a brief list of affirmations which help to settle the message in the minds of both parent and child.

ABC: a Child's First Alphabet Book


Alison Jay - 2003
    . . but in Alison Jay's ABC, B also stands for basket, beehive,and butterfly. Featuring a simple format and bright paintings, this acclaimed alphabet book is perfect for toddlers. Older readers are encouraged to look and look again as each spread reveals a new perspective on what has come before and intriguing hints of what's still to come.