Book List in Order:45 titles

  • Meet Min--a girl with the brain power to make a machine and outwit a bully too! Perfect for first-grade readers.Ann and Bess don't want Min in their show. But when a tree falls on their outdoor stage, only Min can figure out how to move the tree. She...


  • One very hot day, Min, a budding engineer, builds a machine that draws water from a well and into a swimming pool. Min wants to play, but Ann and Bess say it's too hot. Using a pipe, a tube, and some glue, Min makes an Archimedes screw, a device t...


  • For as long as he can remember, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been told that a promising future lies ahead of him. After all, his mother is the great Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition of discovery. And thanks to his mothe...


  • When Bunny joins Miss Pooch’s class, Pete can’t stop staring at her. He thinks about Bunny all the time―even when he’s eating dinner and when he’s brushing his teeth. But when Pete sits next to Bunny on the school bus, the other kids all...


  • This fascinating, informative, and touching picture book by a Caldecott Medalist is based on the true story of an eighteenth-century rhino who toured Europe and started a sensation! CLARA is a book sure to fascinate young animal lovers, history buffs...


  • In this charming companion to Pete Won't Eat, Pete's sister Rose is having a party. She promises Pete some cake if he will deliver invitations to her friends Nell, Don and Gert. What a good deal for Pete! Pete brings Nell and Don their notes, but he ...


  • Ann is playing school with her friend Bess. "Oh, no. Here comes Min!" Ann says. "This is a school zone, Min. School is hard. You are not ready. Here is the line. You may not step over it." Min is clever and resourceful. She gets a board, a tube, a...


  • Strongheart may have been a movie star, but he wasn't always famous. He started out as a police dog who could sniff out criminals and march like a soldier, but he didn't know how to have fun. Larry Trimble was a Hollywood director who wanted to put S...


  • Six little ducks are whisked down a storm drain, and it's up to Mother Duck to get them safely back home in this adorable story from a Caldecott-winning artist....







  • Everyone is mad at Pete! Even Mom! But Pete can't eat that green slop that Mom made for lunch. He won't even taste it! His siblings want Pete to eat so they can go out to play. But Pete stands firm, and his siblings desert him. Mom makes Pete stay...


  • Poor Sam! He wants to play with the big kids. "You are too small," they tell him. "Go home." They hide from Sam, then they won't let him play in their fort. But when the big kids need help, who saves the day? Sam, of course!...



  • New readers will empathize with the endearing mouse in this easy-to-read story by Caldecott Medal winner Emily Arnold McCully. The race is today. Jake, Jane, Mom, and Dad are ready to leave, but where is Nate? He doesn't even want to race. But wit...


  • School time! Everyone heads out the door, even little Bitty, who follows her big brothers and sisters to school. In class, Bitty stays busy with math, reading, and snack time. But when Mama comes for her, the youngest student finds that she is most h...


  • In the late 1800s, former slave and veterinarian Bill "Doc" Key realized that his new foal, Jim, was no ordinary horse. Believing in the power of kindness and patience, Doc taught Jim to spell, recognize the primary colors, and even make change from ...


  • When General George Washington is elected the first President of the United States, his wife chooses young Oney Judge, a house slave who works as a seamstress at Mount Vernon, to travel with her to the nation's capital in New York City as her persona...


  • An outstanding book for young naturalistsFloy Hutchings, also known as Squirrel, is the daughter of the man who opened the first hotel in the Yosemite Valley in the 1860s. She has to fend for herself much of the time and is considered wild by her fam...


  • The first snow has fallen. The mice children go sledding with Grandma and Grandpa. But at the top of the hill,who will go first?Bitty, the smallest mouse,is scared.When she tries, WHEEEEEE,she finds that sledding is the best!Caldecott Medalist Emily ...


  • "Beautiful day ""Not a cloud in the sky ""A-picnicking we go "When Picnic was first published in 1984, readers fell in love with Emily Arnold McCully's lush watercolors and charming story about a little mouse who is reunited with her family. Now the ...


  • Twelve-year-old Caroline Banning helps defend her small town in Maryland from a British attack by getting messages to the soldiers through her speedy runs, yet when the American flag comes under attack, Caroline's courage is put to the test as she mu...


  • Nina is born to a poor but loving family that can't bear to see their daughter's gift for music go to waste. So they make the difficult decision to give her up to the care of the famous Pieta orphanage in Venice. There, her talent will be nurtured un...



  • In a wordless story, four kittens share adventures and dangers around the farm while their mother is away hunting food, and they receive help from some unlikely residents. By the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Mirette on the High Wire. ...


  • With the help of a young immigrant boy they meet on their crossing to America, two famous tightrope walkers manage to survive the treachery of a rival showman. By the creator of the Caldecott Medal book, Mirette on the High Wire. ...


  • When ten-year-old Tom Elson first sees the farivox, he senses it's an animal unlike anything he's ever known--and it seems to be smiling at him! But can an animal really speak? What would the farivox say to Tom? And what message would it give us abou...




  • From a Caldecott-winning author comes a lushly illustrated picture book about the fight for women's rights that makes for perfect for President's Day reading!Caldecott medalist Emily Arnold McCully delivers the inspiring story of a young girl named ...







  • Maisie Ferris and her parents are interested in new ideas and the world beyond their small town of Galesburg, Illinois, even though their neighbors frown on anything too different. When a visiting journalist from England tells Maisie he has never hea...


  • Mirette and the Great Bellini sweep all of Europe with their act on the high wire, but when Bellini is arrested after a performance in St. Petersburg, Mirette is challenged to master the Death Walk to save him from prison, in the sequel to the Caldec...


  • Rebecca Putney is a bobbin girl who helps support her struggling family by working all day in a hot, noisy cotton mill. Working conditions at the mill are poor, and there is talk of lowering the workers' wages. Rebecca's friend Judith wants to protes...


  • Recreates the life of the sixteenth-century Irish pirating woman, Grania O'Malley, whose exploits included saving her father from an Englishman's sword, fighting off Turkish pirates, and out-dueling her enemies....



  • It’s the last performance of the Farm Family Theater, and Sarah is excited because it’s her turn to pick her favorite activity, dinner, and a bedtime story. But Blanche gets to choose instead! Sarah is crushed. Her real parents wouldn’t do this...


  • "Those grandmas from The Grandma Mix-up are back again, sharing a lakeside cabin with Pip and Ski. The kids find it hard to put up with the grandmas' contradictory advice, so they go rowing by themselves to teach the two a lesson. The adult-child neg...


  • Journeying from 1920s New York to London aboard a fancy ocean liner, Felix finds himself in trouble with his father, a world-famous pianist, when he does not practice his music but spends his time learning magical tricks from Sen+a1or Presto, the mag...



  • One day, a mysterious stranger arrives at a boardinghouse of the widow Gateau- a sad-faced stranger, who keeps to himself. When the widow's daughter, Mirette, discovers him crossing the courtyard on air, she begs him to teach her how he does it.But M...



  • When Pip's parents go away on a trip, she ends up with two grandmas to baby-sit her. Pip is ready for fun -- but strict Grandma Nan and easygoing Grandma Sal can't agree on anything! It's time for Pip to take charge....




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