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The Birth of a Whale

by John Archambault

Children's book on the birth of a baby humpback whale.

Boom Chicka Rock

by John Archambault

12 mice who live in a cuckoo clock wander out to find birthday cake and have a party while Max the cat sleeps.

The Braggin' Dragon

by John Archambault Bill Martin Jr.

For young children, a dragon practices for his school spelling bee.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

by John Archambault Bill Martin Jr.

In this hilarious rollicking rhyme, young children learn the letters of the alphabet and young readers meet both capital and small letters. "A told B and B told C I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree." Images and image descriptions available.

Knots on a Counting Rope

by John Archambault Bill Martin Jr.

Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses and his grandfather reminisce about the young blind boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.

Listen to the Rain

by John Archambault Bill Martin Jr.

Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault evoke the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences-- of rain. Listen to the rain, the whisper of the rain, the slow soft sprinkle, the drip-drop tinkle, the first wet whisper of the rain. Their marvelous ear for the melodies and rhythm of language, combined with James Endicott's spare, almost abstract paintings, have created a lyrical book with a haunting power-- perfect for reading aloud on a rainy day. An NCTE Notable Trade Book for the Language Arts.

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