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)
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Margie Palatini - 1995
The only thing that could make her happy is something extra special for lunch, and that is: Piggie Pie! Gritch zooms off on her broomstick to find eight plump piggies -- where else? -- on Old MacDonald's Farm. Cleverly disguised pigs impersonate ducks, chickens, a cow, and Old MacDonald himself, as this uproarious, quick-paced story builds to an ironically surprising conclusion. Wacky, hip, and illustrated with bold, bright paintings, "Piggie Pie" adds a new twist to an old fairy-tale scene.
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
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.
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!
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)
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
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.
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.
Tatsuharu Kodama - 1995
Shin's uncle is able to get him the impossible: the tricycle he desperately wants. He is riding the wonderful, brand-new tricycle when the atom bomb is dropped. Shin is found in the rubble, holding on to his treasure. He dies later that day, ten days before his fourth birthday. The tricycle now sits in the Peace Museum in Hiroshima.
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.
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.
Oh, How I Wished I Could Read!
John Gile - 1995
Oh, How I Wished I Could Read! by John Gile produces laughs and gasps that make its "reading is vital" message a child-pleasing joy. Highly acclaimed and a national bestseller, it's a perfect book for fun-loving parents and high spirited teachers who laugh with their children and use humor to teach. Oh, How I Wished I Could Read! is used extensively in schools and even in adult literacy programs to foster reading development. In addition to being the 2011 pick for the New Orleans Literacy Extravaganza, it has been a Scholastic Book Club selection, a Teachers' Choice Award winner, a National Read America! selection, and is included in the Reading is Fundamental Book List.
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.
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.
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
Arthur Dorros - 1995
Through her abuela's eyes, Rosalba visits with relatives who still live on la isla and sees the beautiful terrain of the island? from the lush, tropical rain forest to the bustling old city. Along the way Rosalba and her grandmother visit a busy fruit market, then cool off with a swim in the turquoise sea filled with colorful fish. Their magical trip is brought to life by Elisa Kleven's shimmering collage artwork."Dorros's language is rich and magical? readers fly to la isla, too. Kleven's art is whimsical and quiltlike, crowded with sweet things and surprises."? School Library Journal
Anne Shelby - 1995
All of it happens in one house that from year to year has grown and changed and gathered in one family. Love, caring and support has been passed down from one generation to the next. Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations enhance this delightful book of family.
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.
Down the Road
Alice Schertle - 1995
So they decide that Hetty is old enough to go by herself. Although she practices walking smoothly up the hill so she won’t break the precious eggs, she can’t help running all the way down. Young readers will hold their breath as Hetty tries her very best to get those eggs home safely. “The story is remarkable for its evocative imagery, and the loving interchange between the characters sets a charming tone. The words are perfectly complemented by Lewis’s dazzling, impressionistic watercolors that show the joyous power of love and depict a warmly supportive world in which Hetty ventures forth toward independence. A fine book that speaks straight to the heart.”--Booklist
The Streets are Free
Kurusa - 1995
There are no parks where they live, and the children must play in the streets. They ask the mayor for an empty lot to build a playground, but all they get are campaign promises. They know that they are the only ones who will make something happen, so they get their friends and family involved until the whole barrio unites to create a space of their own.
Who's in a Family?
Robert Skutch - 1995
There's even equal time given to some of children's favorite animal families. With warm and inviting jewel-tone illustrations, this is a great book for that long talk with a little person on your lap.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jolly Roger and the Pirates of Captain Abdul
Colin McNaughton - 1995
A rambunctious romp aboard a real pirate ship starring Roger, a swashbuckling nine-year-old miserable misfit with a supporting cast of the dirtiest, smelliest, hairiest, scariest pirates the world has ever seen!
A Special Kind of Love
Stephen Michael King - 1995
Instead, he makes wonderful things for his son from boxes--an airplane, a big castle, a go-cart built for two. In the tradition of Mama, Do You Love Me?, this heartwarming story offers a testimonial to the strength of parental love--and an affirmation that communication comes in many forms. Full color.
Once there was a bull...frog
Rick Walton - 1995
With the flip of a page, a toad becomes a toadstool, a dog becomes a doghouse, a cow becomes a cowboy and a stage becomes a stagecoach in this rollicking story that?s a true page-turner?in every sense of the word! ?Noteworthy for its clever design, this amusing tale?illustrates how art and placement of text can affect a reader?s perception of a story.? --Booklist ?Compound words are split for comic surprises?A high-energy read-aloud.? --Publishers Weekly
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.
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.
Per and the Dala Horse
Rebecca Hickox Ayres - 1995
The middle son comes by a fine riding horse, and Per, the youngest, receives a handsomely carved and painted Dala horse. Though his brothers laugh, Per guesses that his horse will prove useful. And when the trolls of the underworld work their mischief, neither the workhorse nor the riding horse can compare with Per's magnificent Dala horse.
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
Cowboy Charlie: The Story of Charles M. Russell
Jeanette Winter - 1995
There, in 1880, in the land of buffalo, Indians, and open prairie, Charlie found his home. And there he became a painter-but not just any painter. Today Charles M. Russell is considered one of the greatest artists of the American West and one who opened its door to so many.
Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies
Harriet Peck Taylor - 1995
Playing their own trick, they carry Coyote home without his salt. Coyote is completely confused—until the third time when Coyote wakes up at home with his salt and discovers the butterflies have been having a bit of fun.
Gluskabe and the Four Wishes
Joseph Bruchac - 1995
Each man has a different wish--and each man is given a pouch with instructions not to open it until he reaches home. Do they obey Gluskabe? This retelling is representative of traditional Native American teaching stories--entertaining, with a message. Full color.
Bit by Bit
Steve Sanfield - 1995
Watch Zundel work his magic and turn his coat into a jacket, his jacket into a vest, his vest into a pocket, as it keeps Zundel company through his long and happy life. With its spirited, folksy illustrations, Bit By Bit is a heart-warming tale about the tradition of storytelling.
Not in the House, Newton!
Judith Heide Gilliland - 1995
Sure enough, everything he draws with it becomes real. As Newton's creations become more impressive, they cause more ruckus-until, heeding his mother's admonition, he flies the airplane he draws right out the window! The suspense of Newton's creative adventure will keep young readers glued to these pages, where the unexpected angles and daring perspectives of the luminous pastel illustrations underscore the sly humor of the text.
Here Come the Aliens!
Colin McNaughton - 1995
Man your battle stations! A fleet of spaceships is heading this way! Each member of this extraterrestrial crew is stranger than the next--and it seems nothing will stop them! Unless...unless...there's something stranger, something so bizarre, so peculiar that even these awful aliens are frightened away! Can you guess what it could be? Colin McNaughton's aliens may be a scary bunch, but we've got a hunch that earthlings everywhere will flip for them!
Joan Rothenberg - 1995
With her husband gone, she goes out--and the trouble begins. Yettele just can't help putting her nose in everyone's business. Soon her stories about the local townsfolk are flying around. A kind Rabbi shows her the error of her ways. An Eastern European folktale is suffused with old-world charm. Full color.
The Runaway Train
Benedict Blathwayt - 1995
When the little red train sets off down the track sleepy-head Duffy Driver's got a hectic day ahead of him - trying to catch up with it! He hitches a lift on a lorry, grabs the chance to ride a tractor and makes a heroic jump from a speeding helicopter.
Night Owl and The Rooster (Legends Of The World)
Charles Reasoner - 1995
Haitian folktale in which Coucou the owl hides his face from the light of day because he believes himself to be ugly, and Rouge the rooster tries to trick him into leaving his true love Drina the swallow.
Look Again!: The Second Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book
A.J. Wood - 1995
Each pair of illustrations appears identical, yet closer inspection reveals 12 essential differences. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Newsday Kidsday Recommended Book List. Full-color illustrations.
Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings
Matthew Van Fleet - 1995
This charming introduction to colors, shapes, and animals has been delighting children all over the world for ten years! There is a surprise on every peek-a-boo page, where textured shapes magically turn into colorful creatures perfect for toddler's touching.
The White Stone in the Castle Wall
Sheldon Oberman - 1995
Then word gets out that Henry Pellatt, the eccentric millionaire who brought light to the city and built Casa Loma, is offering one dollar for brown stones to place in the wall going up around the castle. After trudging through the city all day with his stone, John reaches the castle only to find that rain has washed it white. But Henry Pellatt accepts the stone for his wall, rewarding John for his hard work, making him again “the luckiest boy in town.”The trip through the streets of Toronto, from Yorkville to Casa Loma, makes for a book as enchanting to young and old as the fabulous castle that inspired it.
The Worst Goes South
James Stevenson - 1995
Worst is back again in all his grumpy glory. Fall has come, and with it the town's Harvest Festival that is to take place in the empty lot next door to his house....He decides he cannot take the noise, so he heads for Florida. He comes across across a remote motel that appears to be rarely occupied, and the irritable owner rents him a room for the night. The following morning the innkeeper and the worst discover that they have a lot in common--in fact, they are brothers....A winner."--School Library Journal.
June Crebbin - 1995
A wild duck is sitting on her eggs near the playground. But he won't tell a soul--not even his teacher. Instead, Danny draws pictures of the duck in various stages until one day he draws a picture of an empty nest. Where has the duck gone? And why is his teacher smiling? Full color.
Paul Owen Lewis - 1995
There his spiritual journey begins. Powerful illustrations make stunning use of northwest coast Native American motifs to create a compelling atmosphere of mystery and displacement. Over 50,000 copies in print! 1996 American Book Award winner 1995 Best Children's Book of the Pacific Northwest 1996 Washington State Governor's Award winner
John Beifuss - 1995
Ray wonders how it can have so many shapes and why it sometimes disappears. He decides to find out the answers to his questions by asking his desert animal friends, from the prairie dog to the desert grouse, each of whom has his own fanciful idea. But it isn't until Ray meets a wise old owl that he learns exactly what the moon is—and discovers that sometimes the truth is the most unbelievable explanation of all!This enchanting story is brought to life by stunning oil pastel illustrations. Also included is an afterword giving a brief explanation of the phases of the moon, as well as a note about the role that the moon has played in legends around the world.
Rascal - 1995
Abandoned, hungry, and shunned by the other street dogs, Socrates wonders if he'll ever have a home of his very own. And even more importantly, he wonders if he'll ever have a friend. Then one day Socrates finds a curious object, and from that moment on, everyone looks at him quite differently. Heartwarming and uplifting, the simple text is magnificently complemented by bold, textured oil paintings in this story of the universal search for friendship and acceptance that also works to initiate discussions on topics such as loneliness and homelessness.