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The Fairy Books of Many Colors Volume One: The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, and The Yellow Fairy Book (The Fairy Books of Many Colors)

by Andrew Lang

Four volumes in the influential series of folklore and fairy tales collected from many cultures—for children of all ages. In a time when fairy tales were dismissed, even condemned, by academics and critics, Andrew Lang and his wife, Leonora Blanche Alleyne, worked to compile a multitude of these stories—not only helping them gain great popularity among everyday readers but also changing the widespread perceptions of this kind of literature. This entertaining volume brings together four of Lang&’s collections—The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, and The Yellow Fairy Book—totaling more than 150 stories.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

by E. Nesbit

Six siblings rally to restore their widowed father&’s fortune in this &“breakthrough children&’s book&” (J. K. Rowling). The Bastable children—Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius—aren&’t going to let their family&’s trials and tribulations get them down. Banding together—with occasional breaks for fierce arguments—they&’re determined to strike it rich to make up for their father&’s recent business losses. How hard could that possibly be? Funny and heartwarming, The Story of the Treasure Seekers has been a favorite for generations, inspiring two sequels starring the adventurous and mischievous Bastable siblings &“The children&’s writer with whom I most identify . . . Oswald is such a very real narrator.&” —J. K. Rowling

The Fairy Books of Many Colors Volume Two: The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book (The Fairy Books of Many Colors)

by Andrew Lang

Five delightful volumes filled with folklore and fairy tales from around the world for both children and adults. Collected from numerous sources and cultures, the stories in this five-volume set will take readers into worlds of woodcutters and wild animals; magicians and musicians; kings, trolls, and maidens. Consisting of The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book, this collection includes tales from Scandinavia, Japan, Sicily, France, Germany, Uganda, Turkey, India, Armenia, Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and more.

The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real)

by Margery Williams William Nicholson

Originally published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit has delighted young readers for nearly a century. The story follows a young boy who’s given a stuffed rabbit as a Christmas gift. After the rabbit befriends other nursery toys, he comes to the realization that he wants to become a real rabbit. Eventually, the boy becomes ill and is relocated; his room is then disinfected and all the boy’s toys are thrown out, including the velveteen rabbit. The rabbit sheds a real tear causing a fairy to appear and turn him into a real rabbit. This edition includes full-color illustrations, with image descriptions,from the original illustrator, William Nicholson. Each image accompanies the text to enhance young readers’ experience and immerse them in this captivating story. Reprinted hundreds of times since its initial publication, The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless children’s classic lets young readers experience the true magic of friendship, love, and being honest with oneself. In 2007, the book was named one of "Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children” by the National Education Association.

Stoner's Boy: A Seckatary Hawkins Mystery (The Seckatary Hawkins Mysteries)

by Robert F. Schulkers

“Scholars, teachers, and general readers of To Kill a Mockingbird will find Stoner’s Boy and The Gray Ghost of real interest.” —George Ella Lyon, formerKentucky poet laureate and author of Back to the Light: PoemsMr. Stoner is bad, and it seems his son is turning out just the same. Masked and dressed all in gray, Stoner’s Boy moves like a ghost up and down the river, stealing and causing mischief. Seckatary Hawkins and his club have crossed this dangerous lad, and (to make matters worse) Briggen and the Pelham gang across the river won’t leave the ruthless thief alone: They know that he’s hidden his treasure hoard somewhere in his cliff cave lair, and they’re dead set on having it for themselves. Still, it doesn't seem that anyone can stand up to this clever foe—except maybe another newcomer in town, sharpshooter Robby Hood, who is the only person that Stoner’s Boy seems to fear.Before Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, Seckatary Hawkins and his friends from the Fair and Square Club were solving mysteries and thrilling readers with tales of adventure, loyalty, and courage. One of the biggest fans of the series was author Harper Lee, and Stoner’s Boy makes a prominent appearance in her masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird. Now, the tales of the Fair and Square Club’s encounters with the river renegade known as the Gray Ghost are back in print and ready to ignite the imaginations of devoted fans and new readers of all ages.“Think Our Gang meets Treasure Island along a Kentucky riverbank . . . The wholesome stories espouse morals and tolerance.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

The Story of Ferdinand

by Robert Lawson Munro Leaf

Ferdinand is the world's most peaceful--and--beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf's simple storytelling paired with Lawson's pen-and-ink drawings make "The Story of Ferdinand" a true classic.

Caps for Sale

by Esphyr Slobodkina

Caps for Sale is a timeless classic, in print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations of readers. This easy-to-read story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Children will delight in following the peddlers efforts to outwit the monkeys in this new, enlarged, and redesigned edition, and will ask to read it again and again.

Tawny Scrawny Lion (Little Golden Book)

by Kathryn Jackson

"Once there was a tawny scrawny lion who chased monkeys on Monday--kangaroos on Tuesday--zebras on Wednesday--bears on Thursday--camels on Friday--and on Saturday, elephants!" So begins the funny, classic Golden story of a family of ten fat rabbits that teaches the hungry lion to eat carrot stew--so that he doesn't eat "them!" "From the Hardcover edition. "

The Big Black Horse: A Storybook Version of the Black Stallion

by Walter Farley

From the publisher: This book, especially designed for young children, is a brief retelling of the first part of a famous book entitled THE BLACK STALLION and originally published by Random House in 1941. When the children are a little older, they will want to read the whole story, many times longer than this, just as it was written by Walter Farley. When Alec sees men forcing a tremendously beautiful black stallion onto the ship he is on, his curiosity is aroused. After feeding the horse sugar and gaining the horses trust, Alec is saved during a storm by the "black"". This is the exciting story of how Alec and the Black survived on a desert island. Other books about the black stallion are also available from This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.

Millions of Cats

by Wanda Gág

Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Newbery Honors Book, Images and image descriptions available.

Millions of Cats

by Wanda Gág

<p>An American classic with a refrain that millions of kids love to chant: Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats. <p>Wanda Gág's enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American classic, widely recognized as the first modern picture book. First published in 1928, it was a recipient of the 1929 Newbery Honor Award and has gone on to sell over a million copies. <p>With its charming illustrations and rhythmic, singsong refrain, Millions of Cats remains as beloved today as it was when it first appeared almost a century ago.</p>

Little Bear (I Can Read #Level 1)

by Else Holmelund Minarik

<P>In one story, "Birthday Soup," Little Bear cannot find his mother and presumes she has forgotten his birthday. With the prospect of guests arriving and no cake in sight, he sets out to make birthday soup (all his friends like soup). Just as the gathering is sitting down for soup, Mother Bear shows up with a big, beautiful birthday cake. <P>"I never did forget your birthday, and I never will," she says to her son as he hugs her leg. In "Little Bear Goes to the Moon," Little Bear declares that he will fly to the moon in his new space helmet. Mother Bear tells him to be back by lunch, and he is. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at]

Danny and the Dinosaur (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Syd Hoff

Danny's adventurous day with a dinosaur from the museum.

Nurse Nancy

by Kathryn Jackson

Many people fondly remember this book. Nancy loves to play Nurse, but her older brothers are always too busy with their big boy games to play with her. One day, when brother Billy falls and hurts himself, Nurse Nancy is at the ready to help him with real plastic bandages! This lively, charming book from the 1950s is still fresh today Picture descriptions present.

Sam and the Firefly (Beginner Books(R))

by P. D. Eastman

Illustrated in color. The story of an incredible twosome that "provides interest, suspense and word repetition. Illustrations excellent. Recommended." --(starred) School Library Journal.

Are You My Mother?

by P. D. Eastman

<P>A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird's egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she's gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? A must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother's Day. <P>Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at] <P>Images and descriptions available.</P>

Are You My Mother?: Instructional Guides For Literature (Beginner Books(R))

by P. D. Eastman

<P>When Baby Bird hatches from his egg, his mother is off looking for food. What's a bird to do? Go find his mother, of course! So begins Baby Bird's hilarious, and at times very touching, hunt for his mother. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at] <P>Images and descriptions available.

Bedtime for Frances

by Russell Hoban Garth Williams

The big hand of the clock is at 12. The little hand is at 7. It is seven o' clock. It is bedtime for Frances. It may be bedtime for Frances, but before Frances can sleep, she needs a glass of milk, a kiss from Father, one from Mother, her teddy bear, her doll, another kiss from Father, and another one from Mother. And then there are tigers and giants and ominous cracks in the ceiling to keep her up. Will Frances ever go to sleep? Images and image descriptions available.

A Picture for Harold's Room (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Crockett Johnson

Harold needs a picture for his bedroom wall. So he takes his purple crayon and begins to create a whole new world around him. But then he notices he has gotten very small-half the size of a daisy! Only a very clever artist can find his way home now.

The Real Hole

by Beverly Cleary

While his twin sister Janet likes make-believe things, four-year-old Jimmy likes real things. One day he tells his father that he wants to dig the biggest hole in the world. By the end of the day, Jimmy manages to dig a real hole... but how can his family use it?

Who Will Be My Friends? (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Syd Hoff

Freddy has moved into a new house and goes in search of friends to play with. An Early I Can Read Book.

Little Bear's Visit (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Else Holmelund Minarik

Little Bear spends a day with Grandmother and Grandfather Bear and has so much fun, he falls fast asleep.<P><P> Winner of the Caldecott Honor

Two Dog Biscuits

by Beverly Cleary

There are big dogs, little dogs, curly dogs, dogs that sniff, and dogs that wag their tails. But only one dog will get biscuits from twins Jimmy and Janet -- or will it? Maybe dog biscuits aren't just for dogs after all!

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

by Maurice Sendak

Young Pierre, whose favorite line is "I don't care!" changes his mind after meeting a hungry lion.

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. Images and image descriptions available.

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