Book List in Order: 46 titles


  • A poignant evocation of childhood pain and jealousy at the desertion of a best friend, with a message of optimism and empowerment A child reminisces about the many moments of joy and playfulness he used to share with his dear old companion, who has, ...



  • A little girl and her older friend poetically describe the garden as it changes through the seasons.This quiet, intergenerational story pays homage to experiencing nature as a child and as an adult. The two friends watch the birds, fly a kite, plant ...



  • Bears spend the winter months slumbering deep in dark caves. But they’re not the only wild animals with strange sleep habits. Horses do it standing up in stalls or fields, their tails switching at troublesome flies. Seals like to stretch out their ...





  • A boy knows all about fathers. He knows there are little things a father understands, like how to play checkers and when to bend the rules at bedtime. And he knows there are big things a father does, like banishing nightmares and spending special tim...



  • When shy Thomas moves into a new house on a new street, he takes it into his head that the new people might not like him. But when Halloween rolls around and Thomas sets out in a tiger-rific costume, he realizes the real trick to enjoying the treat o...



  • A classic story first published in 1961, The Three Funny Friends tells the tale of a little girl who moves to a new town and, in her loneliness, befriends a trio of pals who conspire to do all sorts of things--both good and naughty--with her. The mis...



  • A warm family story featuring a very lovable little dog"The little black poodle barks at everything. She barks at the garbagemen and the telephone. She barks at the wind when it blows and the rain when it rains."Her family wonders why she makes so mu...








  • Charlotte Zolotow's The Bunny Who Found Easter has delighted generations of readers. A lonely bunny goes hunting for Easter, where he hopes to find other bunnies. His search takes him through the seasons, but only in the spring does he find the true ...



  • One day a little girl said to her brother... Do you know what I'll do at the seashore? I'll bring you a shell to hold the sound of the sea. In a little girl's magical question-and-answer game, Charlotte Zolotow captures, with unerring childlike si...



  • From Hilary Knight, co-creator of the ever-popular Eloise series, and Charlotte Zolotow, a Caldecott Award-winning author, these two masterpieces of children's literature are relaunched in an unusual 2-in-1 flip-flop edition. Now, they appear for the...



  • What makes someone a best friend?John knows everything about me, and I know everything about him. So begins the heartwarming story of two young boys who together experience fun times, sad times, happy times, hard times, secret times, and all the in-b...



  • What was your mother like as a little girl? How did she look in school? What did she do before you were born? Follow along as one girl joyously searches through old pictures to find out. Generations will be inspired to share family history as they tr...



  • A new edition of a Christmas classic, featuring striking new illustrations, shows how Mr. Crockett saves a thin little tree that the neighbors have rejected and raises it into a healthy pine that improves life for everyone....



  • Preschoolers are invited to greet the day in one half of an engaging flip-around picture book and invited to share the day's end in the other, depicted in lyrical, soothing verse designed to nurture young ones' language skills....





  • Beloved author Charlotte Zolotow's lyrical prose and Stefano Vitale's rich illustrations make this classic picture book a beautiful celebration of the cycle of life.Where does the wind go when it stops?When a little boy asks this question at the end ...



  • An enchanting picture book by beloved author Charlotte Zolotow, celebrating the coming holidays, changing seasons, and rhythm of time. A little girl remembers a snowman, a pumpkin, and birthday cake. But she doesn’t understand time. Summer, winter,...







  • Once there was a dog who loved to run and jump and play. She was the best friend Ben -- or any little boy -- could have. But as Ben got older, so did his dog. One morning, Ben's old dog didn't open her eyes or wag her tail. She didn't even move.Charl...



  • "A young boy, who has never seen the sea, asks his mother to describe it. From there, Zolotow carefully chooses her words to create a poem full of the colors, sounds, and sights of a day at the beach. Minor's softly detailed renderings reinforce the ...





  • "Here is Paris presented as a series of memories by a parent who understands that 'the special things' to share with a child are not always the attractions featured in the guidebooks....The photographs...are gorgeous....The understated narrative comp...



  • If you are lucky you know someone like the elderly lady in this book. Whenever she sees you--coming home from school, trick-or-treating at Halloween, or walking with your dog in the wood--she makes you feel special. She is someone you admire. She is ...




  • With her finely tuned ear for the concerns and cadences of childhood, Zolotow records a little girl describing all the things she likes that grown-ups usually do not. This tale, adapted from Zolotow's I Want to Be Little and newly illustrated with ap...



  • A small girl runs away from her domineering older sister, only to discover how much she is needed and loved. ‘A heartwarming picture book for small girls.’ —BL. Children's Books of the Year 1966 (CSA)...



  • I hate hate hated my friend. When I moved over in the school bus, she sat somewhere else. When her point broke in arithmetic and I passed her my pencil,she took Peter's instead."Ask her," my mother said."Ask your friend why." ...

















  • "An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden—a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book."—School Library JournalMore than anything, William wants a doll. “Don’t be a creep,” sa...



  • ‘Gruffness and anger is passed along from person to person until a little dog starts a chain of happiness that reverses the trend. [A] pleasant picture book [that touches on] emotional maturity.’ —ALA Children’s Services Division. ...







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  • Sooner or later, all big brothers and big sisters think it. Sometimes they may even say it: If it weren't for you, I'd be the only child and I'd get all the presents. But then there are other times too, times when having a younger sibling may ju...





  • From Hilary Knight, co-creator of the ever-popular Eloise series, and Charlotte Zolotow, a Caldecott Award-winning author, these two masterpieces of children's literature are relaunched in an unusual 2-in-1 flip-flop edition. Now, they appear for th...





  • The author of such classics as My Granson Lew, Williams's Doll, and Over and Over needs no introduction. Neither does her collaborator Maurice Sendak, who has illustrated so many of today's best-loved, as well as most distinguised, books for children...



  • A Caldecott Honor book about a little boy’s curiosity during a summer storm, poetically written by celebrated author Charlotte Zolotow and with stunning illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham. This beautifully crafted story is perfect to pull out an...



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Awards

Some Things Go Together
1984 Carolyn W. Field Award -- Children's