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Strega Nona

by Tomie Depaola

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola. Strega Nona--"Grandma Witch"--is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results. In this retelling of an old tale, author-illustrator Tomie dePaola combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.

Blueberries for Sal

by Robert Mccloskey

Little Sal goes with her mother to Blueberry Hill to collect and can blueberries for the winter. On the other side of Blueberry Hill, little Bear comes with his mother to eat blueberries. Images and image descriptions available.

Scat! Scat!

by Sally Francis

This is the adventure of a little white cat trying to find a home for itself.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

by Roald Dahl Quentin Blake

Seven superb stories, from the world's no. 1 storyteller Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A clever mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins.

"Bee My Valentine!"

by Miriam Cohen

[from the back cover] "It's Valentine's Day in First Grade. All the children send cards to each other. Everyone is excited. Some people get lots of cards--but some people don't. And there are tears. But Jim knows how to make George feel better--and all the others join in. By the time the refreshments arrive, it is indeed a Happy Valentine's Day for everyone in First Grade."

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi Barrett Ron Barrett

Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse. Images and image descriptions available.

Freight Train

by Donald Crews

In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watched a freight train passing. A book truly for the youngest child -- and for every one of us who has been that child. Images and image descriptions available.<P><P> Winner of the Caldecott Honor

Freight Train

by Donald Crews

In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watched a freight train passing. A book truly for the youngest child -- and for every one of us who has been that child. Images and image descriptions available.<P><P> Winner of the Caldecott Honor

If the Dinosaurs Came Back (Works Trade Books Ser.literature Works 2000/1997)

by Bernard Most

In this delightful book, a small boy imagines a world where dinosaurs perform public services. “Bold lines accentuate imaginative, humorous ideas. A natural for student response: students formulate their own outcomes about what would happen if the dinosaurs returned. An overwhelming favorite in the early grades.”--The Reading Teacher

A Salmon for Simon

by Betty Waterton

Simon has always longed to catch a salmon. But when his luck suddenly changes and an eagle accidentally drops one into a tidal pool, Simon is torn between sympathy for the fish and the desire to catch something of his own. The enhanced epub version, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Graham Greene.All summer long, Simon, a young First Nations boy, has been desperate to catch a salmon. He goes fishing every day, but has no luck. Then one day a high-flying eagle drops a salmon into a clam hole right before his eyes, and Simon must decide whether to take it home or let it go.This simple story, with its evocative watercolor paintings of the Northwest Coast, was an environmental fable before its time when it was first published in 1978. But its true power rests in the magical combination of text and pictures, which have made it a best-selling classic.

Soumchi: A Tale of Love and Adventure

by Amos Oz Quint Buchholz Penelope Farmer

When Soumchi, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in British-occupied Jerusalem just after World War II, receives a bicycle as a gift from his Uncle Zemach, he is overjoyed--even if it is a girl's bicycle. Ignoring the taunts of other boys in his neighborhood, he dreams of riding far away from them, out of the city and across the desert, toward the heart of Africa. But first he wants to show his new prize to his friend Aldo. In the tradition of such memorable characters as Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield, Amos Oz's Soumchi is fresh, funny, and always engaging.

Tex (Alfaguara Grup Promo Ser.)

by S.E. Hinton

From celebrated novelist S.E. Hinton, the classic YA novel TEX, now available as an eBook for the first time.Tex McCormick, fifteen, is happy: happy living in a small town in Oklahoma; happy living with his big brother Mason; and especially happy to live next door to his best friend Johnny, and Johnny's sister Jamie. But with money running out and no sign of Pop for months on end, Mason is getting nervous. He's talking about leaving Oklahoma too, for good. Feeling adrift, Tex goes looking for - and finds - trouble. When happiness is impossible to find, how will Tex keep himself and his family together?From the author of THE OUTSIDERS, S.E. Hinton&’s classic story explores the true meanings of strength and vulnerability.&“In Tex, the raw energy for which Hinton has justifiably reaped praise has not been tamed—it&’s been cultivated, and the result is a fine, solidly constructed, and well-paced story.&”—School Library JournalAn ALA Best Books for Young AdultsA School Library Journal Best Books of the YearA New York Public Library Books for the Teen-AgeAn American Book Award Nominee

The Paper Bag Princess

by Michael Martchenko Robert N. Munsch

The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance. Images and image descriptions available.

La princesa vestida con una bolsa de papel

by Michael Martchenko Robert N. Munsch

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Madeline's Rescue

by Ludwig Bemelmans

The lively adventures of the twelve famous little girls and Genevieve, the dog, take us once more to Bemelmans' unique and delightful Paris. Images and image descriptions available.

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

by Nancy Willard

Nancy Willard was inspired by William Blake's verbal and visual imagery as a child. She has now produced a book of poems that are not "in the style of" but more of an homage to Blake's poetry. The organizing principle is that Blake runs and inn and it is staffed and patronized by a variety of fanciful creatures and people. The rhyme schemes and words are mostly simple enough for children. The allusions and imagery extend the interest to older readers.<P><P> Newbery Medal Winner

The Berenstain Bears in the Dark (I Can Read!)

by Stan Berenstain Jan Berenstain

After a scary bedtime story, Sister Bear is too frightened of the dark to shut her eyes. "Sound psychological advice and a night light help Sister conquer her fears. Children will empathize with Sister Bear in this well-written story. "--School Library Journal.

A Chair for My Mother (Reading Rainbow Ser.)

by Vera B. Williams

NIMAC-sourced textbook <P><P>After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book <P><P>Supports the Common Core State Standards

Red is Best

by Kathy Stinson

A modern classic that continues to prove no color is finer. Young Kelly's mom doesn't understand about red. Sure, the brown mittens are warmer, but the red mitts make better snowballs. And the red boots aren't just or rain; they take bigger steps in any weather. And, yes, a red cup does make a difference... juice just doesn't taste as good in a green one. No doubt about it, red is best. Kathy Stinson's classic tale of one toddler's obstinate color preference has been charming readers for 25 years. With over 275,000 copies in print, Red is Best has steadily marched its way to become a children's book classic. Images removed.

There Is A Carrot In My Ear: and Other Noodle Tales (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Alvin Schwartz Karen Ann Weinhaus

A collection of six stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, Europe, and Asia Minor.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson

<p>From beloved children’s book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! <p>One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. <p>Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you.</p>

Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson

This timeless classic kindles every child's imagination as it follows Harold's adventure with his purple crayon. Images and image descriptions available.

I Read Signs

by Tana Hoban

Introduces signs and symbols frequently seen along the street. <p>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]</p>

Zoom at Sea

by Tim Wynne-Jones Eric Beddows

Zoom the cat loves water--not to drink, but to play with. <P><P>A map in the attic leads him to a beautiful woman who lives in a huge old house. <P><P>When, with the turn of a large wheel, mysterious Maria launches him on a wonderful sea voyage, the first of Zoom's amazing adventures begins. <P><P>Images and image descriptions available.

Zoom at Sea (Zoom Trilogy #1)

by Tim Wynne-Jones Eric Beddows

This fanciful nautical adventure stars a winsome cat named Zoom who stays indoors paddling in the sink or sailing in the bathtub all night when other self-respecting cats are out mousing and howling at the moon. One day Zoom finds in his Uncle Roy's diary a map of the sea and how to get there, which leads him to the huge house of the beautiful Maria. When, with the turn of a large wheel, mysterious Maria launches him on a wonderful sea voyage, the first of Zoom’s adventures begins.

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