Book List in Order:40 titles

  • Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting Indianapolis! There are so many fun things to see and do, like visiting the Dinosphere at the Children's Museum, exploring the curiosities of Central Canal, and of course, going to see the famous Indianapolis Mo...


  • Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting Music City--Nashville! There are so many fun things to see and do, like visiting the Goo-Goo Shop to make the famous candies, climbing the dragon at Fannie Mae Dees Park, and standing on the stage of Ryman Audit...


  • Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting the city of Detroit, the Motor City! There are so many fun things to see and do, like visiting Campus Martius to make sand castles, eating cherries at the Eastern Market, riding the carousel at the Riverfront, a...


  • Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting the city of Milwaukee. There are so many fun things to see and do, like canoeing, visiting a lighthouse, riding surrey-bikes, going to a fish fry, and even gearing up and burning rubber at the Harley-Davidson Mu...


  • Hugging's the way to start the day, but Wally's friends are scared of his hugs!Wally is a young boa constrictor who loves hugs. His parents give him hugs to begin and end the day, and he hugs them back just as tightly. However, Wally's classmates at ...


  • The girl and dragon who became best friends in "Lovabye Dragon" find each other again in this second oh-so-sweet tale. In a game of hide-and-seek, Girl wanders too far. Dragon looks everywhere -- every here, every there -- but Girl is lost. Alone ...


  • Hooray! Someone's coming to play with you. Can you guess who? In this wonderful read-aloud for very young children, Gramma comes to visit and brings a surprise . . . or two . . . or three. And a lot of the fun is guessing which surprise is ne...


  • In her bed in her room in her castle, a girl longs for a dragon. In his nest in his cave in his mountain, a dragon dreams of a girl. When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born. They march and sing, roa...


  • Old Robert has everything he needs. Nothing more, nothing less. Each and every day, he sails the sea, alone. And each and every night, he docks his boat and prepares his dinner, alone. Until one evening when he gets a very strange visitor: a dancing ...






  • Nine diggity dogs get ready to join a doggone jamboree! Meet Tinkles, Gracie-pants, Lovie, Fritzie, Weenie, Walter, Comet, Ike, and Jack. It’s time for these pups to let their owners dress them up in costume! But one of them is shy. Another is to...


  • Henry and Ruby. Ruby and Henry. Best friends. (Most of the time.) They give the best gifts and know the best games and are the best at keeping secrets. (Most of the time.) But even when Henry and Ruby don't get along, they know one thing: nothi...


  • Going to Gramma's takes plenty of preparation. Granddaughter packs her overnighty trunk and says goodbye to Mom, Dad, little fish and baby in the bed. She can't wait to see her silly millie gramma! Together at last, the two spend a day full of dancin...


  • Pip. Rip! Peek. Peep! Mama has seven fuzzy new chicks. The barnyard is big. Things sparkle, things flap, and things wiggle, and the chicks want to know about all of them. Zzzzip! They scoot higgledy-piggledy here and there. Mama cluck...


  • Little Liam is snuggled in his toasty bed when his slumber is broken by a crack! snap! ROAWR! outside in the woods. Papa is away, and Mama is sleeping soundly. And as everyone knows, Mama is delicious to forest things. It’s up to Liam to protect he...


  • Did you know that there are many ways to say ?I love you?? Harriet does. You can say it with a hug, or a drawing, or out loud. And she knows that you can still love someone even when they go to a party you weren?t invited to, or when a parent puts yo...


  • Late one evening, three little girls prowl, growl, and let their imaginations soar. One is a bear with sharp, white teeth; One is a whale, steady and strong; One is a sled dog, sleek and lean. Barbara Joosse’s exciting nighttime tale is perfectly e...


  • A companion to the best-selling Mama, Do You Love Me? and Papa, Do You Love Me?, this beautiful book captures the unique bond that exists between grandmother and grandchild. Set in Hawaii, the vibrant watercolor illustrations and lyrical text combine...


  • Please is a good word to say. It puts a smile on your words. And that’s not the only advice curly-burly-haired Harriet has for you. Asking, taking, interrupting, eating, answering the phone—if there’s a nice way to do it, Harriet can tell you j...


  • What will Ziva choose, her love for the Man or the freedom of the wild?  Ziva heard the call of the wild. Most mushers believed that Ziva's eyes of different colors made her half wild, so no one wanted her. But one man took a liking to her. As Ziva...


  • After receiving an unsigned note with an urgent plea for help and a map to the cemetery, best friends and detectives Willie, Kyle, and Lucy discover that someone is planning on relocating the cemetery's bodies and building a new mall on the property....


  • This follow-up to the best-selling Mama, Do You Love Me? (over one million copies sold in 15 languages!) captures the universal love between a father and child. Set in Africa and featuring the Maasai culture, the beautiful watercolor illustrations, l...


  • As the only bear at the Russian orphanage, Nikolai wonders if anyone who visits will ever choose him, but when a fur-faced man suddenly appears with his wife, Nikolai is thrilled and knows in his heart that the perfect family has finally arrived to t...




  • In the imagination of a young inner-city boy, police sirens sound like howling wolves, streetlights look like stars, and shots fired by neighborhood gangs sound like those stars cracking the darkness. But when his older brother joins a gang, he can n...


  • Set in Mexico amidst the monarch butterflies' annual migration and during the Days of the Dead, Ghost Wings, written by Barbara M. Joosse, author of the best-selling Mama, Do You Love Me?, and illustrated with the luminescent artwork of Giselle Potte...


  • ?Joosse uses dialogue to add spunk and freshness to a nicely textured narrative that sets up a familiar scenario: the loving relationship between a little girl and her dog, Nugget, is tested when Nugget comes across a bedraggled kitten, and the girl ...


  • In their latest fast-paced adventure, Wild Willie and his fellow detectives, Lucy and Kyle, suspect that aliens have invaded their block! Mean, rotten Chuckie has stopped being a bully and is acting spacey and nice, and Kyle€™s talking parrot is ...


  • "It's a snow day!" The schools are closed! Robby's sisters want to stay inside, and their parents are busy, but Robby and his dog Zippy know what to do: run and kick and lick and skid in the new snow. Their enthusiasm soon involves the whole family i...







  • Lewis and his family live in a sturdy, stone house along the Wisconsin River. One day, a traveler happens by and spins stories about the Santa Fe Trail. And so begins Lewis and Papa's adventure. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American West,...


  • After hearing strange noises in a secret passageway, Wild Willie, King Kyle, and Lucky Lucy wonder if its is the late Loony Loraine making the noises in Kyle's new home and begin a search to find out exactly what is going on....


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    Back in their small seaside village in Holland, Bram and Mama snuggle up in the morning chair, talking about the cowboys, mountains, and bears they'll find in America. But when they and Papa set sail for America in 1950, they settle in a bustling, cr...


  • Early in the evening two young brothers and their mama finish supper in the sturdy red cabin and set out to fish. 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...


  • Willie and Kyle are neighbors and best friends until the summer Kyle moves to Cleveland, Ohio. The friendship continues, however, as Willie begins to spy on his new neighbor and writes to Kyle for help in uncovering some of the secrets about Lucy....


  • In the sequel to Wild Willie and King Kyle Detectives, the sleuthing team of Wild Willie, King Kyle, and Lucky Lucy take on bully Chuckie Herman as they try to come up with a solution to their soccer team's problems....



  • Anna, who was born on a Wednesday, is convinced she is a (according to the old saying) child of woe. So when she starts third grade in a new town, she decides to be a Sunday child``bonnie and blithe and good and gay''like her sister Kimberly. She tel...