Book List:101 titles
  • Scarlett and Sam are back again in a twist on the biblical adventure tale of Jonah and the whale. When the twins take Grandma Mina's special carpet to be cleaned and repaired, they encounter a strange person who steps on the rug and disappears! Scarl...



  • Told through soft, gorgeous color illustrations, Why Worry is a gentle story of two friends swept into the unpredictable wilderness and how, despite feeling anxiety and worries, they find peace and calmness together. Once upon a time there were two ...


  • From award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel with gorgeous, brightly patterned illustrations from artist Mara Penny, Hank and Gertie brings a modern twist to the classic Hansel and Gretel folktale combined with the high-adventure landscape of the Oregon ...


  • A picture book highlighting scenic rides through some of Oregon's most beautiful sites, I Want a Real Bike in Oregon is the perfect book for the young cyclist who is ready for a new bike. From award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel with whimsical art by...


  • A close encounter with Grandma Mina's time-traveling carpet sends Scarlett and Sam to ancient Jerusalem, where some very important people need their help. The twins meet the prophet Nathan, the warrior Benayahu ben Yehoiada, and even King Solomon him...


  • How does Big Sam make a GIANT-sized challah for Rosh Hashanah? He digs an enormous hole in the ground to use as a mixing bowl. (It's still there today - we call it the Grand Canyon.) He adds mountains of flour, thousands of eggs...


  • A sassy tortilla, so light she jumps off the griddle, leads an elaborate game of chase through the desert while taunting a passel of critters―two horned toads, three donkeys, four jackrabbits, five rattlesnakes, and six buckaroos. But has she met h...


  • A mysterious soldier appears at the door hands Gabriel a tarnished horn, and disappears. As the years go by, Gabriel's family prospers and they, in turn, help their neighbors. Could their good luck have something to do with the soldier or the horn?...







  • Rosalia is in debt to the strange little snake man after he teaches her how to make tortillas so light they float in the air! Can she outsmart the trickster and keep her freedom? From renowned children's book author Eric A. Kimmel comes this delightf...


  • Grandma Mina's Persian carpet sends twins Scarlett and Sam to Egypt in the time of Moses, where they come to understand that every Jew was part of the first Passover, and just what made it different from all other nights. ...


  • Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will ...


  • The Spanish edition of our Mexican-flavored Stone Soup story, CACTUS SOUP. When a group of hungry soldiers ride into San Miguel, the townspeople don’t want to share their food. They hide their tortillas, tamales, beans, and flour and put on torn...


  • A bear wakes to a wonderful smell that leads him to the house of Bubba Brayna. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, but at ninety-seven, she doesn't hear or see well. When the bear arrives at her door, she believes he is her rabbi. B...


  • The emperor can never find the perfect outfit until he meets the Rogue brothers, who can make clothes so special that only the coolest people are able to see them. But what happens when no one in the emperor’s court can see the clothes-and the empe...


  • Omar wants a snake more than anything, but his mom is unenthusiastic to say the least. However, the family manages to strike a compromise: Omar can get a corn snake; but the pet, which he names Arrow, must stay inside Omar's room, where his mom will ...


  • AHOY! Come with us aboard the Pequod. We search for Moby Dick, the Great White Whale! Along with Captain Ahab, you’ll meet danger face to face, hunting the fiercest creature the seas have ever known! Are you brave enough -- and bold enoug...


  • Jack's late daddy once made the best barbecue in West Texas, until a giant stole his recipe book. Jack is determined to find that greedy old giant and get those recipes back! With a little bit of strength, the help of an unlikely jukebox, and a whole...


  • On the first night of Hanukkah, Rabbi Judah has too much to do and too little time to do it. Before the rabbi leaves to visit the emperor, he tells his housemaid Basha that she can ask the golem to help. While the golem makes latkes, Basha decides to...


  • On Christmas Eve, six French-Canadian trappers meet a mysterious stranger who gives them the gift of a trip to their homes in Montreal, if only they agree not to speak until they cross their own thresholds. ...


  • Joseph always welcomes guests to his Sabbath table, while his greedy neighbor Judah scoffs at Joseph’s generosity. Even as his fortunes decline, Joseph’s door remains open. But times change and Judah turns to his Joseph for help. A very special f...


  • The Spanish edition of our Mexican-flavored Stone Soup story, Cactus Soup. When a group of hungry soldiers ride into San Miguel, the townspeople don’t want to share their food. They hide their tortillas, tamales, beans, and flour and put on torn...


  • Through an adventure, Medio Pollito discovers that even though he is a half chick, he has a whole heart. ...


  • The story of young Harry Houdini, the world's greatest escape artist! Harry Weiss -- later known by his stage name, Harry Houdini -- and his brother, Dash, are enthralled when the circus comes to their Wisconsin town. Harry loves all the acts, but...


  • Every year, just before Rosh Hashanah, the rabbi of Nemirov disappears. The villagers are certain their rabbi flies up to heaven to speak with God before the fate of every soul is decided for the coming year. But a skeptical Litvak scoffs at the vill...


  • How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn? Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. He didn't even go to school. To help his mother pay the rent, every day he rode a junk wagon...


  • While the three little tamales cool off on a windowsill, a tortilla rolls by. "You ll be eaten. You d better run " he tells them. And so the tamales jump out the window. The first runs to the prairie and builds a house of sagebrush. The second runs t...


  • Little Britches saddles her pony and heads out for the rodeo. She hopes to win first prize in the calf-roping contest. Along the way, she meets seven cunning rattlesnakes. One by one, they threaten to eat her up But Little Britches is smart. She kno...






  • The fifth book in the popular Anansi trickster tales series by acclaimed author-and-illustrator team Eric A. Kimmel and Janet Stevens. Anansi is throwing a party. He invites Turtle, but plays so many tricks on him that Turtle can't have any fun. So t...


  • Master storyteller Eric A. Kimmel spins a tale of Sukkot just in time for the Jewish harvest festival. It was the season of Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival. Two brothers each built a sukkah, or shelter, to celebrate and share in the gifts of the ...


  • Stormy Kromer is an engineer who loves driving trains. But he has one problem: he can’t find the right hat for a railroad man. He tries a derby, a cowboy hat, and a fireman’s hat. Nothing works. Stormy tells his wife, Ida, not to worry, he’ll f...


  • In the tale of “The Fisherman and the Turtle,” set during the time of the Aztecs, a fisherman catches a magi cal turtle who grants wishes in exchange for being released. The fisherman’s wife nags her husband to ask for increasingly extravagant ...


  • Walk among the gods and goddesses, men and monsters, in this enchanting volume of classic Greek myths! Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology, from Pandora and her dreaded box to Icarus with his wings of wax, and, of course, t...


  • One day, Pecos Bill’s daughter Sal announces she wants a pet hamster. Her father agrees to get her two, and before she knows it, the hamsters multiply. First there are five. Then fifteen. Then twenty-eight hamsters. Eventually thousands are running...


  • GROWING UP IN Russia in the late 1800s, Marc Chagall doesn't know what art is. He doesn't even know what drawing is until one of hisschoolmates shows him how to trace a picture in a magazine. Marc tries it himself, then decides to pull pictures out o...


  • Once upon a time three cabritos (little goats) decide to go to a Mexican fiesta. But their mother is worried. She warns them about Chupacabra, the goat-sucker who lives beneath the bridge. And sure enough, as the goats cross the bridge, he jumps out ...


  • Rip Van Winkle is an idler who would rather starve for a penny than work for a pound, and his wife is constantly nagging him. In search of peace, Rip heads off to the woods one day with his faithful dog, Wolf. High up in the Catskill Mountains, Rip m...


  • A collection of stories depicts the history of four Texas missions from the 17th century to the 19th century, including the title story from the Missión de San Francisco del los Tejas in which a mysterious woman in blue visits the Teas people to pre...



  • Cabin boy Jeremy Hobbs knows the horror stories about Blackbeard the pirate. In 1718, the man is notorious for plundering ships and has recently blockaded the port of Charleston. But Jeremy has heard Blackbeard is loved as well.One day Jeremy accompa...


  • Let the Scholastic Bookshelf books guide you through the whole range of your child's reading experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!Little Mindy Klein lives with her tiny family behind the walls of the Eldridge Street Synagogue....


  • Although Katrusya's family cannot afford to celebrate Christmas, they cut a small pine tree in the forest, decorate it with buttons, and when baby spiders hatch in its branches, they especially enjoy the silvery webs that appear....



  • When a farmer sends his three sons out into the world to prove their worth, the youngest goes only reluctantly, but when he discovers an enchanted castle full of cats, he finds a secret that may hold the key to his future....


  • When Bayla Esther's husband suddenly dies, she doesn't want to pay for his funeral, so she trades his clothes for that of Hayyim the town drunk, but when Hayyim awakes to find himself in burial shrouds, he thinks he has died and gone to heaven. Simul...


  • After a rat takes over his castle, a canine old lord knows there is only one way to get rid of such a bully. He needs a samurai fast-a samurai cat! A fierce samurai arrives and draws his sword, ready to vanquish the upstart rodent. He charges toward ...


  • A self-proclaimed knightSeñor Quexada has read so many books about knights in shining armor that he thinks he is one. He gives himself a name more fitting for a knight -- Don Quixote -- and sets off one evening with his squire. At dawn they come acr...


  • After a rat takes over his castle, a canine old lord knows there is only one way to get rid of such a bully. He needs a samurai fast-a samurai cat! A fierce samurai arrives and draws his sword, ready to vanquish the upstart rodent. He charges toward ...






  • The Israelites wandering the desert complain to Moses and refuse to listen to God. God sends a plague of snakes to attack the people. When Moses pleads with God to have mercy, He sends Moses a Brass Snake which Moses lifts on his staff. All those who...



  • It's a fine bright day, and all the animals are working--all except Anansi, that is! He's sleeping, as usual. Warthog, Lion, and Zebra laugh so hard at his messy house that they wake him up. Anansi stomps off in a huff--right into an amazing secret! ...


  • “The most imaginative Hannukah tale of the season.”—Publishers WeeklyOn the first night of Hanukkah, two tricky devils arrive in the town of Brisk to cause mischief. They use a magic word — Zigazak! — to make dreidels dance and latkes fly. ...


  • While trying a new computer game, Jessica is suddenly transported into another world with her friend Matt where they encounter a strange cast of characters, such as evil robots and fierce female wrestlers, while trying to find their way back home. Si...


  • A ladder stands in the Garden of Eden, reaching all the way to Heaven. Adam and Eve go up and down the ladder as they please, singing with the angels and talking to God. When the snake convinces them to sin, the ladder is broken. God and the angels d...




  • Jess and her friend Matthew find themselves drawn into a computer game in which they must defeat an evil wizard in order to save a friendly centaur, an elf, as well as King Arthur and some of his companions. Simultaneous....


  • Unlike his adopted father, Captain Hook, Robin Hook made the decision to ignore what he had learned as a youth and make an attempt to fight piracy in order to make the world's seas a safer place for all....




  • Seven years is a long time, yet in order to gain his fortune, Cowboy Lucky Doolin must not bathe, cut his nails, trim his hair, or shave for that amount of time, in an amusing tale about one truly filthy guy attempting to make his dreams of wealth co...


  • In a richly illustrated tale with a Middle East setting, a beautiful and wise princess tests her three suitors by sending them into the world to bring back to her the rarest thing that they find. Reprint....



  • A collection of seven high-energy short stories about Japan's samurai warriors touches on their way of life, courage, wit, and foolishness in action-packed tales that are both funny and profound. 10,000 first printing....



  • Hanukkah is one of the most beloved holidays in the Jewish year, an eight-day festival of lights, games, and celebration. It honors a tiny band of heroes, armed with little more than their faith in God, who defeated a mighty empire and proved that mi...







  • After the king of Spain is bitten by a louse, he proclaims that it cannot be killed as it now has royal blood, but when a year passes and the louse dies, he has it made it into a guitar and has a contest, making others guess what his unique guitar is...


  • A sailor in every sense of the word, Billy Lazroe meets his match in old Davy Jones, the king of the sea, who commands him to play the concertina down in Davy Jones's Locker, a challenge that introduces Billy to the king's beautiful daughter....


  • While attempting to retrieve his new dreidel from the well, Jacob meets a goblin who gives him two magic dreidels in its place, but when Jacob is tricked by Fruma Sarah and loses both of them to her, he decides to return to the goblin for help in get...


  • Forced to do impossible tasks by an ugly witch and her hideous daughters, Larissa is befriended by a magic goat who helps her get things done, making her sad life just a little better, that is until the witch and her daughters begin to look into the ...


  • Ali Baba learns the special words to open a secret lair filled with the loot of the forty thieves, but when he tells his brother, Qasim, greed takes over and Qasim is found dead, leaving Ali Baba to wonder if he had been better off not knowing the wo...


  • Getzel, the youngest son of a merchant, remains at home while his two older brothers embark on a journey to seek their fortunes, until Getzel sets out to see the world, with only a bag of onions to help him....


  • Describes the life and experiences of wandering storyteller Hershel of Ostropol, who lived in what is now the Ukraine during the first part of the nineteenth century, and relates ten of his endearing stories....



  • When a greedy sultan steals a diamond button from a rooster, the brave rooster, determined to retrieve the button, uses his amazing gizzard and his amazing ingenuity to outsmart the sultan. By the author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. ...


  • When the king's son, Walter, frees Iron John from his cage, Iron John takes him into the forest to guard the magic spring--but Walter cannot protect the spring and must go into the world to meet his fate....



  • Frolya, a talking dove, weaves a beautiful rug for the archer Frol, which leads to a series of exciting adventures for the archer when the wicked czar covets the dove, adventures that lead Frol to the magical Land of I-Know-Not-Where....








  • Four orphaned sisters disguise themselves as men so as to go out into the world and learn a trade. Once each sister has become highly skilled, they join the household of a young king where they rescue a princess and her brothers from the clutches of ...


  • Anansi the Spider likes to eat fish but is much too lazy to catch one himself—so he decides to trick Turtle into catching one for him. When Anansi asks Turtle to teach him how to catch fish, Anansi thinks tricking Turtle into doing all the work for...


  • I Took My Frog to the LibraryWhen Bridgett brings her pets to the library, the hyena laughs so loudly nobody can hear the story, the giraffe tries to read over everybody's shoulder, and the frog jumps onto the checkout desk, scaring the librarian. Bu...




  • Elderly Bubba Brayna is honored to serve the rabbi her renowned potatoe latkes, but when a bear shows up on the first night of Chanukkah instead of the rabbi, the nearly blind and deaf old woman does not notice the difference...



  • On the first night of Hanukkah, a weary traveler named Hershel of Ostropol eagerly approaches a village, where plenty of latkes and merriment should warm him. But when he arrives not a single candle is lit. A band of frightful goblins has taken over ...


  • When Anansi the spider discovers a strange, moss-covered rock in the forest, he uses its magic to trick Lion, Elephant, Giraffe, and Zebra. Little Bush Deer will not be fooled, though, and uses the rock to teach Anansi a lesson....