Book List:272 titles
  • In Amherst, Massachusetts, in spring, 1834, young Emily Dickinson uses scraps of paper and a pencil nub to write a poem, before she even knows her ABCs, and shares it with her household and garden. Includes author's note about Dickinson's life and wo...


  • The biblical story of baby Moses as told by his big sister. Giving her baby brother a kiss, brave little Miriam places Moses's basket into the river. With one quick push, she sends him into the water, hoping her wish will come true and her brother w...


  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about a school field day!Today is field day at school. We start forward fast. There’s a shout. Fish teams from every school head out! Who will win the race?...


  • The blazing conclusion to the Stone Man Mysteries trilogy. In the climactic final volume of the Stone Man Mysteries series, the demon-turned-gargoyle Silex and his human helper Craig make the ultimate uneasy alliance: a partnership with the Devil him...


  • Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, A swath of smell, And―yuk! You did it very well. Readers will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent a...


  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a colorful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story all about making friends at school.A little fish cannot wait to play with his new friend. Then he starts to worry: “What if she thinks that I’m too slow? That...


  • From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes a Level 1 Ready-to-Read story bursting with all the excitement and a little bit of the nervousness that color a fish’s first day at a new school. I look around. What do I see? Another fish who...


  • Snag the spirit of adventure and lasso the limitless horizons of imagination to discover all the simple yet fantastical things one can make out of a string—from slingshots to sails, swings to phone lines—in this sequel to Jane Yolen's popular pic...


  • “Vivid, gripping and actually riveting as the Red Danger takes a whole new meaning here. Loved it.” ―The Book SmugglersIt is the waning days of the Russian monarchy. A reckless man rules the land and his dragons rule the sky. Though the Tsar ai...






  • From New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen comes a lilting lullaby from the bottom of the sea. Hush, foam rocker, sleep, wave breaker. Close your eyes and dream, tide breaker. A hush-filled bedtime rhyme for parents to share with thei...


  • Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, A Kite for Moon is the perfect children’s book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing. What would it be like if the moon was your friend? Find out as you walk alongsi...


  • “This collection is Jane Yolen at her best. This is magic.”—Patricia C. Wrede, author of the Enchanted Forest ChroniclesFantasy icon Jane Yolen (The Devil’s Arithmetic, Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) is adored by generations of reade...


  • A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate―a theme that has never been more timely than it is now… You think you know this story. You do not. A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that fee...


  • Come along with Principal Frank N. Stein into a bright, energetic classroom where the class pet is a big purple boa constrictor, recess is in a swamp, and class bats help build a Creepy Castle in the Monster Maker's Lab. When Tornado Jo, a new studen...


  • The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The editor, selected ...


  • Told in rhyme, a bear settles on the narrator's porch, and is soon followed by many other woodland friends, until the porch collapses under the weight--but bear and his friends repair the damage and almost everybody is invited to lunch. ...


  • From the legendary author of The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen, comes her first Holocaust novel in nearly thirty years. Influenced by Dr. Mengele's sadistic experimentations, this story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the parti...


  • If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. The most wonderful thing is its seemingly endless capacity for magical adventure, a featur...


  • A demon seeking redemption, Silex has kept vigil over Edinburgh for countless years atop a local church as a gargoyle. With the help of his human assistant Craig, Silex solves the mysteries of the city below. But now a mystery lurks inside the church...


  • 2018 World Fantasy Award winner“The best book I’ve read in a long time.”―Brandon Sanderson, author of MistbornWhere is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course. In Jane Yolen’s first full collection in more than ten ye...


  • From beloved author Jane Yolen and acclaimed illustrator Jane Dyer, a collection of thirty stories from around the world, perfect for sharing. This collection of well-known and not-so-well known stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from Ru...


  • Little Frog the feisty young heroine of Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing is on a new adventure. This time she's trying to stay a jump, or rather a lily pad, ahead of the spring polliwogs (brothers, sisters, and cousins of hers). They are SO muc...


  • "Can I keep it? It's so cute!" Brimming with laugh-aloud humor, enormous dinosaur children surprise their parents by bringing home a wild menagerie of highly unusual pets! What would happen if your child walked in the door with a pet tiger? Or an ele...


  • When young runaway Craig prepares to jump from a church rooftop, his salvation comes in the unholy shape of Silex: a beast trapped in the form of a gargoyle. Silex runs an investigative service, chasing redemption from atop his perch. And he needs a ...


  • It's Little Frog's first autumn, and she doesn't like it one bit. It is not the green world she loves so much, but something scarier and ominous, filled with red and gold and yellow. And noise! WHIRRRRR. CHIRRRR. BAROOOOOOM. But encouraged by her Mam...


  • Humorous paintings of oversized dinosaurs with human parents make this an irresistible book for sharing. And we all know that when parents are ready to say good night, it turns out that sometimes little dinosaurs have other ideas! Laugh and smile ...


  • This ABC chalkboard book includes write-on, wipe-off pages and funny dinosaur rhymes for each letter. With its sturdy board pages, colorful chalk, and wipe-off eraser, this book will be a hit with children, who will enjoy reading and writing along wi...


  • On Gull Beach reunites bestselling children’s author Jane Yolen and award-winning illustrator Bob Marstall for the third installment of the acclaimed On Bird Hill and Beyond series of children’s books written for the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornit...


  • If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. The most wonderful thing is its seemingly endless capacity for magical adventure, a featur...






  • From early childhood to life after eighty, the great challenge of any friendship is keeping it healthy and strong. In this funny, engaging book, award-winners Jane Yolen and Mark Teague present humorous, naughty dinosaur antics that any young sibling...


  • A Highland lad joins forces with a notorious Scottish “Robin Hood” to seek revenge on the greedy laird who destroyed the boy’s village Authors Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris have garnered resounding critical acclaim for their thrilling histori...


  • Tender and heartrending, Jane Yolen’s clear-eyed tale of a child’s effort to rescue a beached whale evokes a fierce love of wildlife and a universal sense of loss. Sally and her brothers are walking home from school along the dunes in their Ma...


  • When the gray squirrels kill his parents, a young red squirrel vows revenge, finding unlikely allies in the rats and gulls of Trash Mountain. ...


  • The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive during World War II. She and her family must flee or risk...


  • From crossing the street with Mama to encountering a stranger, the playful but careful antics of America's favorite dinosaurs will make readers laugh aloud -- and prompt discussion of safety issues.Few things in childhood are as important as learning...


  • Young James, an earl’s son, is a bit bothersome and always asking the oddest questions. In despair -- the last of James’ tutors having quit -- his mother sends him off to be educated at Cranford Abbey. She feels the strict regimen will do him a w...


  • One night during the Perseid meteor shower, Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm. About a year later, one of their horses gives birth to a baby centaur. The family has enough attention already...


  • In this unusual counting book, playful poems tell the stories of one elk, two birds, three fish—from one through ten and then many—as they go about their day. For an added bonus, numerals, Roman numerals, and words related to the numbers are incl...


  • Brimming with humor, this sparkling new book handles a timeless children's topic with wit and wisdom. Romp and stomp! Roar and slam! Almost everyone gets angry. But how can young dinosaurs also learn to calm down, take a time out, and behave?The awar...


  • Inspired by true events, the story of two girls raised by wolves Mohandas lives in the Home, a Christian orphanage in Godamuri, India, close to the jungle. The people of Godamuri beg the orphanage’s director, the Reverend Mr. Welles, to get rid ...


  • Those little monsters are back -- and on the move! Jane Yolen takes her rhymes to the playground, aided by Kelly Murphy’s exuberant illustrations. Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristlin...


  • Under the fountain in Washington Square Park, there lives an incompetent wizard.... David has just moved to New York City from Connecticut, and he’s a bit lonely. He hasn’t made any friends yet, and the city is so big. But one Saturday afterno...


  • In these twenty-eight magnificent tales, which include two Nebula Award winners, Jane Yolen puts a provocative spin on familiar storybook worlds and beloved fairy tale characters One of the most acclaimed and honored authors in science fiction and...


  • What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results. The Princess claims all those mattresses kept her awake—not a silly pea—while the poor pe...


  • A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing. A baby’s day is full of meaningful moments: Time for cuddles, time for play, time for games, time for a nap, time for...


  • From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wan...


  • Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she's got her cousin -- and best friend -- Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy kingdom of which Aliera is the hereditary defender, is under attack, and only Aliera a...


  • A reimagining of Sleeping Beauty from a master storyteller Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king's land and made to do his bidding. Because of an oath made to the king's great-great-ever-so-many-times-gr...


  • Master storyteller Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Stemple have teamed up to bring the magic of their acclaimed Fairy Tale Feasts to the time-honored and delicious traditions of Jewish storytelling and cuisine. Here youll find Yolens dynamic, encha...






  • Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school! Dragons wake up, Dragons rise, Dragons open Dragon eyes. From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles...


  • From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of fa...


  • From the warm glow of holiday candles in the menorah to the fun of family gatherings, little dinosaurs love to celebrate the Festival of Lights. But sometimes the excitement of Chanukah, its treasured rituals, and the tradition of gifts can tempt a y...


  • In Bug Off! readers meet thirteen bugs in playful, humorous poems and startling, intimate photographs. Nonfiction prose paragraphs broaden the perspective: Children will learn how bees make honey, that many butterflies can taste food with their feet,...


  • How do dinosaurs make cookies? The only way they know how--with scratch-and-sniff cookie scents throughout! These classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague are through eating dinner and they are ready for dessert! With coo...


  • With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is abou...


  • There was a young girl named Halva up in Finmark who found a white bear cub alone in the woods...Halva takes the cub home, where they name her Sister Bear. Not only does Sister Bear hunt for the family and protect Halva, but she likes to dance while ...


  • Master storyteller Jane Yolen (Owl Moon, Sword of the Rightful King) and celebrated fantasy artist Rebecca Guay (Swamp Thing, Magic: The Gathering) weave a textured and lyrical tale of adventure, homelands, and heroism the hard way. Two hundred years...


  • Surprise! Our bestselling little dinosaurs are back for a BIG birthday celebration! Everyone has a birthday, and from riotous birthday parties to the excitement of being one year older, having a birthday is the highlight of a young child's year. ...


  • in What You Wish For

    A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspirin...


  • To do something with seven fingers is a Yiddish expression meaning to do something well or adroitly. Marc Chagall was a Russian Jew and a wandering dreamer. From his humble hometown of Vitebsk, Belarus, he went out to take in the world the grandeur o...


  • Beloved author Jane Yolen scares up a new rhyming read-aloud about the snarfing, growling, snoring way that monsters go to bed. Creep, gurgle, crawl, tumble! Meet two young monsters who are far from scary - they’re too busy having fun. They go t...


  • A novelty book of OPPOSITES from the bestselling HOW DO DINOSAURS series!With inventive gatefold flaps on every spread, these classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague are a perfect introduction to basic opposites.Young readers ...


  • Not since "The 10th Good Thing About Barney" or "I'll Always Love You" has there been such a peaceful and inspiring book to help children and adults cope with the loss of a pet. The talented multiple-medalist Jane Yolen takes on this difficult subjec...


  • Pretty Princess Pig is getting ready for a big party with all her friends! Princess Pig will have young readers laughing as she spruces up the dining room with a mess of paint and plaster, bakes a cake with gobs of batter and cream, and even digs up ...


  • HOW DO DINOSAURS PLAY ALL DAY? With lots of dino-stickers to add to each spread and with the classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Filled with the beloved prehistoric dinos and scenes that made How Do Dinosaurs a bestsel...


  • Hush, little horsie, Asleep on the moor. Your mama is close -- That’s what mamas are for. Mama horses around the world promise to watch over their little ones as the foals frolic and play and eventually fall asleep in this soothing bedtime s...


  • Elsie is a city girl. She loves the noise of the cobbled streets of Boston. But when her mother dies and her father moves them to the faraway prairies of Nebraska, Elsie hears only the silence, and she feels alone in the wide sea of grass. Her only c...


  • HOW DO DINOSAURS LAUGH OUT LOUD? With good-natured jokes, lift-the-flaps on every spread, and the classic, bestselling characters from Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.What do you call a dinosaur sleeping in your bed? A Dino-snore!Filled with the beloved p...


  • In 1963 Jane Yolen released a book called PIRATES IN PETTICOATS, because the idea of women as pirates fascinated her--but there wasn't much information about these women who made their livelihoods plundering on the high seas. Scholars have dug up a b...


  • Not all princesses dress in pink. Some play in bright red socks that stink, blue team jerseys that don’t quite fit, accessorized with a baseball mitt, and a sparkly crown! Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text from Jane Yolen and her ...


  • My father knows the names of things. . . . And teaches all the names to me. From each bird that sings, to every kind of cloud, to all of the planets, the father in this story knows the names of them all--and takes the time to impart his knowledge...


  • A quirky, fast-paced urban fantasy by esteemed author Jane Yolen Aliera Carstairs just doesn’t fit in. She’s always front and center at the fencing studio, but at school she’s invisible. And she’s fine with that . . . until Avery Castle w...


  • Stars are shining brightly. The moon is overhead. Come, little bunny. Now it’s time for bed. Follow a little bunny as he puts on his pj's, brushes his teeth, and gets ready for bed. Touch-and-feel elements throughout this sweet board book...


  • Poems and photographs take readers up close to observe the daily life of the extraordinary Great Egret. A Great Egret rarely rests. This majestic bird, with its big feet, even bigger beak, and breathtaking lacy wings, is a treat to watch. With his ca...


  • How does a dinosaur eat all his food? Does he burp, does he belch, or make noises quite rude? Does he pick at his cereal, throw down his cup, hoping to make someone else pick it up? Just like kids, dinosaurs have a difficult time learning t...


  • Cat lovers are everywhere Now, with the same humor and warmth of their previous bestselling dinosaur books, Jane Yolen and Mark Teague show us how young dinosaurs know how to care for their kitties. From playing with cat toys to cleaning the litter ...


  • Dogs are a dinosaur's best friend!Anyone who loves dogs will be highly entertained when America’s favorite little dinosaurs learn how to take care of their muddy pups and handsome hounds. From bathing and feeding to walking and tossing balls, rioto...


  • A whimsical rhyming tale set in a fairy world. The king has set forth an invitation to the fairies: come to the ball! And everyone is in a delightful tizzy, searching for their top hats, their boots, and their crowns—and where-oh-where are those sp...


  • Let yourself be drawn into the fascinating world of dance with these exciting and accessible tales from the world s most famous ballets, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. This beautiful anthology is the ideal way to introduce y...


  • "Under the star, under the star, one angel sees, a manger afar." So begins this charming Christmas counting tale from beloved children’s author Jane Yolen, lauded as the "Hans Christian Andersen of America" by Newsweek. Written with the youngest re...


  • Parents and children can never have enough ways to say "I love you"--and now, America's favorite dinosaurs are giving families a funny book, perfect for bedtime, storytime, anytime. Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind the...


  • Jane Yolen introduces us to the fickle scarecrow, who decides to leave his station and dance away the fall night. He leaps through the fields until he reaches the farmhouse, where he sees a small light in the window. Inside, a boy is saying his praye...


  • The same story that captivated readers in 1977 is back in a stunning new edition! Hwei Min, the only daughter of the emperor of China, has been blind since birth. Her father offers a reward to anyone who can find a cure for the little girl. It seems ...


  • This sweet collection blends enchanting fairy tales, fun factual information, and enticing dessert recipes for a combination that is sure to please young minds and palettes. Readers can transform Cinderella’s magic pumpkin into tasty pumpkin tartle...


  • Even the most finicky eaters and selective readers will find something to love about this collection of mouthwatering lunch recipes and diverse fairy tales. Young readers can become part of the story as they make their own basket of goodies to bring ...


  • Austar IV isn't the planet it once was, and when Jakkin and Akki finally return to the dragon nursery, their homecoming arouses mixed emotions. Together they've survived the insurmountable, and now they can weather the brutal conditions of Dark After...


  • This six-year-old has an uncle like no other! His uncle wears long white dresses and never smokes cigars. Gilbert?s uncle is none other than Emily Dickinson . . . Uncle Emily he calls her. And how he loves her. He knows that she writes poems about ev...


  • The kiss Mama blew to her little girl goes merrily astray, slipping and sliding and sashaying from cheek to cheek . . . until it finally lands just right where it belonged. Told in jaunty verse, award-winning Jane Yolen's clever fantasy offers warm a...


  • Everyone knows the legend of Johnny Appleseed, the man from Massachusetts who planted apple trees all the way to California. But the true story of Johnny Appleseed, or John Chapman, is even greater than the legend. In deft and lyrical prose, Jane Yol...


  • A double celebration for Independence Day! In this wonderfully unique book, Jane Yolen and Jim Burke weave two stories at once, as readers see young Gitl in Russia leaving her home for faraway America, wondering what new name she will choose for hers...


  • Dimity Duck waddles, she toddles and she sings. Giggle-gaggle goes her tail and whoosh! go her wings. So begins the day for Dimity Duck, full of brushing feathers and playtime with her friend, Frumity Frog. Worldrenowned author Jane Yolen and Sebasti...


  • Baby Bear knows that big bears get to have all the fun. They get to stay up late, live in toy stores, go exploring by themselves, and eat dessert . . . all day long! Baby Bear plans to do each of those things--and more--when he grows up. But at the ...


  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale--a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school.Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to school. More f...


  • When winter's snow creates a soft blanket of silence, nothing is more comforting than curling up under a cozy quilt. Whether slumber awaits in a warm bed, a rocking hammock, or a nest of leaves, the feeling of comfort and the infinite world of dreams...


  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their third original dinosaur board book, a fun read-aloud that teaches children all the colors of the rainbow.Dinosaur colors start with red:A red fire truck stuck under the bed,A purpl...


  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their fourth original dinosaur board book, a fun guide to friendship and playing nicely with others.What if a dinosaur's friends come to play?Does he mope, does he pout if he can't get h...


  • What's the best time of day for reading? Well, for Baby Bear it's all day long. From the first wild wake-up book to the last gentle sleepy-time book--and all the adventures in between--each book takes Baby Bear somewhere new and exciting.  In this ...


  • For sixteen-year-old harpist prodigy Moira, the annual Dairy Princess event in Vanderby is just another lame publicity op. Twelve girls have been selected to have their likenesses carved in butter and displayed on the Trollholm Bridge. Its a Vanderby...


  • A rock 'n' roll band to die for….When fourteen year old Callie McCallan scores a backstage pass to interview the lead singer of the famous band Brass Rat, she's thrilled. Peter Gringras is so cool. When he plays his flute, it's as if he has some ki...


  • Eager and ready to do his duty as a soldier for Scotland, young Duncan McDonald sets out to join Prince Charles in his battle at Culloden, but when he and his cousin get wrapped up in the fight, the two boys begin to wonder what benefits, if any, can...


  • You won't be able to resist acting out these dozens of rhymes and games for very young children - an endearing, annotated collection sure to become a family heirloom. Open this delightful anthology of more than sixty lap songs, clapping games, and ac...



  • Baby Bear is the littlest bear in his family, and sometimes that's not so easy. Mama and Papa Bear get to stay up late in their great big chairs. Big brother gets to play fun games in his middle-sized chair. And Baby Bear only seems to cause trouble ...


  • This volume contains a collection of over 40 short stories, 30 poems, and 6 essays of Jane Yolen. It is being produced for her Guest of Honourship at Interaction, the 2005 World Science Fiction Convention....


  • Why are cats and mice enemies?Why do cats always land on their feet?Are cats as smart as they seem?Here's a story behind each of these feline traits. For centuries, people everywhere, from Tibet to Oman to Scotland to the United States, have been fas...


  • Award-winning anthologists Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have combed through a year's worth of books and magazines and websites to find the most outstanding fantasy and science fiction stories of 2004--and collected them into a single volume ...


  • As Grandma tells it, Maddy was a baby in a great big hurry. On the day she was born, everyone rushed to welcome her into the world. But Grandma, hurrying from far away, worried she wouldn't get to the birth in time. This is the story of that special,...


  • In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, witnessed one of the saddest and most inexplicable chapters in American history. When a group of girls came down with a horrible, mysterious bout of illness, the town doctor looked in his medical books but failed to fin...


  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their second original dinosaur board book, a playful "how-to" tale about making a mess and then cleaning it up.Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs learn to pick up and...


  • The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their beloved dinosaurs in a new format with this fun, read-aloud board book that teaches young children to count from one to ten!Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs d...


  • When her father, Robert the Bruce, becomes King of Scotland, Marjorie Bruce becomes a princess. But Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England, has set his sights on Robert and his family. Marjorie is captured and imprisoned in a wooden cage in ...



  • Long ago unicorns lived in a haven of sun-dappled glades and flower-filled dells. But as civilization spread over the ages -- with its fierce knights, its chugging trains, its thick smogs -- unicorns had to find a new sanctuary. But where? Jane Yole...


  • On a midnight visit to a Scottish cemetery, Peter and Jennifer get caught up in a drama three hundred years dead--a tale of two star-crossed lovers and the man who betrayed them. Their bitter ghosts still haunt the graveyard, too angry to leave the w...


  • Whirr. Whirr.Clunkety-clankHere comes Baba Yaga!Flying her mortar and pestle, the witch with the long iron nose scours the countryside for plump young children to eat. But will she be a match for the fiesty little girl she hopes to throw into her sou...


  • Gog is just your average teenager. Sure, he's a troll, but he's got typical teen problems: an irritating little brother, a best friend who's nothing but trouble, and no tickets to his favorite band's sold-out concert. There just might be a way to get...


  • A boy, his dad, and his dog are out for a drive on a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately, a hapless toad is trying to make its way across the very same road. Talk about bad timing. Is there any hope of avoiding toad-al disaster? Maybe. See what a shar...


  • THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING NEWLY CROWNED King Arthur rules the kingdom ... but not the people's hearts. Unless he proves his worth, his power will always be in question. Too many want him dead, and treachery is everywhere. So the wizard Merlinnu...


  • From China to Burma, Afghanistan to America, this collection of fourteen familiar and little-known stories tells the tales of sons, brothers, kings, and trolls--men and boys united by a common heroism that comes from strength of character, wisdom, an...


  • In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight, this story is told from the point of view of their sister, Katherine, who watched her brothers play with a toy flying machine, which was the beginning of their remarkable collabo...



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    Reader Review: This extremely little short book (only 6 pages!!!) is written in the same style as Jane Yolen & Mark Teague's other dinosaur book collaborations together, such as HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOOD NIGHT? and HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON? The...



  • The moon grows fatter, the days grow shorter, and it is time to bring in the harvest. Written in the style of the traditional harvest song, Harvest Home tells the story of a family that toils together to make the work of harvesting lighter. Jane Yole...



  • A well-known ballet is presented to young readers as Prince Ivan, with the help of the Firebird, must win great battles to save the lives of ten maidens held captive by the evil wizard Kostchei the Deathless....




  • A collection of twenty-seven stories from around the world--including Polynesia, Greece, the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the Middle East--revisits the long forgotten tales of fish-tailed gods who dominate the great oceans, control the seas, and r...


  • Every day, Miz Berlin walks around the block, talking. When a young girl follows her one evening, she is amazed to find that the old woman is telling stories. She ends up walking with her every evening afterward, and they build a friendship, the bond...



  • Sister Emily's Lightship and Other Stories is Jane Yolen's first collection of short stories written for adults. It includes the award-winning title story, as well as three new, never-before published, works....


  • These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines--and not one damsel in distress! From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these h...


  • One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines.Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroine...


  • Celebrating the motherdaughter bond around the world, a storyteller teams up with her daughter to assemble this collection of forty folktales that span the globe, from France's version of Cinderella to less well known stories from Sudan and China. 15...




  • Even witches have to retire from magic sometime. When Peter, Jennifer, and their four-year-old sister, Molly, visit the Eventide Home, they find just what their gran promised: a coven of kindhearted, retired old witches. But on the heels of their vis...


  • The Mary Celeste was discovered adrift on the open sea by another ship in 1872 -- with no sign of captain or crew. What happened? Did the crew mutiny? Were they attacked by pirates? Caught in a storm? No one ever found out. Inside this book are the ...


  • Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land like the stripes in the colorful Scottish tartans. Everyone and everything here, it seems, has some wizardry--old folks at rest homes, dusty old card games, even cowardly dogs. The only ones with...




  • Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad After many long days in the dark of space, the crew of the Star Warts is thinking longingly of home. But when Mr. Hop sets a course for HOME, the spaceship zeroes in on an unch...


  • In the twilight of a lost age of high mages, the great warrior Queen called White Jenna found a frail, one-armed child on the field of battle. In the way of the Hames of the Dales, she adopted the child, named her Scillia, and made the girl her heir,...


  • Two sailors were keeping watch alone when the governor's men stormed aboard the Vanity. Those two--the legend-inspiring pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade--fought bravely but called in vain for their shipmates, who sported and drank below deck....


  • Young King Arthur, troubled by nightmares, doubts he is the rightful king of England. One rainy night, the wizard Merlin tells Arthur the story of dueling dragons and a fateful clash between good and evil, which reveals the surprising secret of the b...


  • Beautifully illustrated with dramatic oil paintings, a timeless story from Greek mythology comes to life and tells of Bellerophon, son of Poseidon and a mortal woman, who tames a flying horse and eventually pushes Zeus too far....



  • Ghosts, specters, the dead, and the undead fill the pages of this spectacular gift book by master storyteller Jane Yolen. From the ghostly goadings of an insistent - and recently deceased - choir teacher to the most frightening prom date you never wa...




  • When a small Dutch ship reels in an ailing merman from the sea, the ship's lieutenant insists on nursing the creature back to health, despite his crew's superstition that the merman is an ill omen, and earns a great boon....


  • Welcome to the ice house?where through the long winter night of the Arctic prowl all kinds of animals?the fox looking for lemmings, the howling wolf pack on the trail of snowshoe hare, the lynx, the polar bear, and a thundering herd of moose. Beyond ...


  • First in the DreamWorks Classics CollectionTM, this big, beautiful storybook is the best way for fans to recapture the magic and grandeur of The Prince of Egypt. Acclaimed author Jane Yolen provides a powerful, finely crafted retelling, that matches ...


  • According to legend, once a year faeries leave the underworld to join a faerie ring in the moonlight, and on one such magical night, a young faerie boy meets a child of earth and they become friends forever....


  • In this poetic lullaby, a boy and his mother on a midnight stroll encounter fireflies, moths, owls, and many other magical sights before the boy's mother tucks him into bed with his dog nestled on a rug next to him....





  • In these twelve modern myths and tales for the young and the young at heart, Jane Yolen transforms the impossible into the familiar and real. Among the outlandish wonders are an Alice grown tough in Wonderland, a dearbut deadmothers homecoming, a ...


  • Welcome to the green house, where day and night, the melodic prattle of exotic animals fills the air. The rich hues and tones described in the text explode in each illustration, and with every turn of the page, readers can feel the heat and vibrancy ...


  • In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women,and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon.And we learn what the later world makes of the live...


  • "Pursued by dreams, the boy fled..." In flight from the visions that haunt him, young Merlin plunges back into the deep forest. There he falls into the hands of the Wodewose -- wild folk who, according to legend, live in the company of serpents an...


  • Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad The "Star Warts "is on a dangerous mission to an intergalactic spy convention, to find Agent 0071/2. Not only is he Space Fleet's greatest spy and a master of disguise, but he ...


  • It's been a long trip, and Commander Toad and the Star Warts crew are bored silly. But then the alarm goes off, and suddenly the Star Warts is being boarded by Commander Salamander, Scourge of the Skies and Goon of the Galaxies. Can Commander Toad an...





  • "MY NAME IS HAWK." YOUNG MERLIN IS HAUNTED BY HIS DREAMS -- VISIONS THAT FORETELL FIRE, DEATH, AND DESTRUCTION. CALLING HIMSELF HAWK, HE FALLS INTO A BAND OF TRAVELING PERFORMERS. THEY RENAME HIM HOBBY AND TRY TO HARNESS HIS TALENT FOR SEEING THE ...





  • A tongue-in-cheek retelling of a favorite folktale follows the adventures of Donkey, Dog, Cat, and Rooster, four worn-out farm animals who seek their fortunes as musicians and find a comfortable robber's den in the woods....


  • Celebrating the three-thousand-year anniversary of the holy city, a historical introduction explains to young readers the religious, political, and personal significance of Jerusalem to millions of people throughout the world....


  • Fourteen poems celebrate the diverse and mysterious life that inhabits the sea, from a seahorse releasing his young to a flashing Pacific salmon, in a collection that is accompanied by a term glossary....



  • in Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters II

    COME BACK TO US… WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU… Just couldn't get enough, could you? We knew you'd come crawling back for more of the scariest, funniest, most thrilling monster tales you'll ever read! If you loved the creepy fun of Bruce Covil...


  • Millions of years have passed, but the earth has remained a singular miracle. Poets have written of its wonders--as well as of our failure to live up to our responsibilities as caretakers of the planet. In this sweeping anthology for young readers, a...



  • Ten stories by Anne McCaffrey, Nancy Springer, Terry Pratchett, Diana L. Paxson, and other masters of the fantasy genre capture the heroism, romance, and magic of Camelot, King Arthur, Merlin, and the knights of the Round Table....


  • Grown-ups make excuses for the creaks and groans that an old house make. Leave it to the children to discover that those strange noises are made by ghosts! Every family that moves into the haunted house at 66 Brown's End discovers a new kind of ghost...


  • In this collection of stories and poems about witches, wizards, and warlocks, readers will encounter Baba Yaga, Merlin, the witch from Hansel and Gretel, a Native American shape-shifter, and others. Here There Be Witches is beautifully illustrated by...


  • A verse retelling of thirteen familiar Aesop's fables includes "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Tortoise and the Hare," and "The Dog and the Bone," and delivers each story's moral with a humorous twist....


  • Combining authentic language, period detail, and passages of tribal legend, Yolen tells the story of the day three horses arrive in Blackfeet territory. To a people who have never before seen them, these horses seem like mysterious large dogs sent fr...


  • Living in the same house but in different parallel dimensions, Jerold and Gerund find out about each other from a talking cat who lives in both worlds, and they are brought together for a bizarre adventure. Reprint....


  • Tired of his mischievous antics, the unpredictable, impetuous Lou is sent off to military school to learn some discipline, and after many years, he returns, not as a soldier, but rather as the manager of a troupe of Chinese acrobats....





  • Award-winning editor Jane Yolen presents 34 tales of fantasy and delight in this third volume of her original anthology series, Xanadu. The contributors include prize-winning poet Marvin Bell, Ruth Berman, Jo Clayton, Christine Crow, Nancy Etchemendy...



  • A fabulous collection of unicorn stories and poems, with both medieval and modern settings, weaves the author's imaginative perspective into traditional unicorn lore about the fabled beast's healing powers and quintessential goodness....


  • Capturing all the spooky delights of Halloween, a tale by an award-winning author, featuring an irresistible rhyme scheme, recounts how the mice fought the creepy-crawlies to save their homes and the upcoming Ghost Dance Ball....


  • An award-winning children's author presents an original magical tale about Curry, a young orphan who cares for the animals in the forest who, in turn, protect her from a scary beast and a wicked sorceress....



  • In this third Piggins mystery, the Reynard household is astir with preparations for the royal wedding. When the royal ring disappears, it is up to Piggins to unmask the culprit so the festivities can begin....


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  • A collection of original stories and poems features the writing of Ursula K. LeGuin, Barbara Hambley, Carol Jane Bangs, Marvin Bell, Patricia McKillip, Delia Sherman, Susan Solomont, and twenty-nine others...




  • Staying at her grandparents' farm until her baby brother or sister is born, Betsy spends her time caring for three young geese until the time comes for her to return home and for the now grown-up geese to fly south for the winter....





  • A collection of twenty-two fantasy stories and poems features the writing of veterans and newcomers, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Tanith Lee, Mike Resnick, Jane Yolen, Nancy Kress, Lisa Tuttle, and Steven Brust. Original....


  • When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers,...


  • Piggins the butler solves the mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Reynard’s diamond lavaliere with the help of a delightful set of characters. “One of a kind--and sure to provide a great deal of fun for many readers and listeners.”--School Library...


  • It is an old, old tale, the German story of Briar Rose, the Sleeping Beauty. Now one of America's most celebrated writers tells it afresh, set this time in the forests patrolled by the German army during World War II. A tale of castles, of mists and ...




  • Where will you be in the year  2041?The Drapery Defense League objects to Hamlet  because Polonius is stabbed while he's hiding behind a  curtain, rock'n'roll gangs roam the streets, a  scrumptious free confecton called swoodies has been  d...


  • Poor Henry. It's not enough that his mother has sent him away from home to learn magic. It's not enough that everyone at his new school calls him Thornmallow because he's "prickly on the outside, squishy within." It's not enough that the onl...



  • When four-year-old Janie's father goes off to war, the rest of the family moves to the grandparents' home on the Chesapeake Bay, where Janie learns a secret of the world which helps her understand her father's long absence...



  • "I know where they're taking us." HANNAH DREADS going to her family's Passover Seder. Her relatives always tell the same stories, and Hannah's tired of hearing them talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the...



  • Before the legendary Arthur became king, he took lessons from a dragon . . . Artos is a lonely child, teased or ignored by the other boys in the castle of Sir Ector. One day, he follows Sir Ector's runaway hound into a mysterious, dark cave, where...


  • In this retelling of an old Scottish ballad, a Scottish lass, on the Halloween after her sixteenth birthday, reclaims her family home which has been held for years by the fairies, and at the same time effects the release of Tam Lin, a human held capt...


  • Nebula Award Finalist: A long-awaited savior joins forces with her dark twin to confront the evil threatening their land in the second book of the acclaimed epic fantasy the Great Alta Saga Grown to young womanhood in the mountain region of the Dales...




  • All children delight in times spent riding Mommy or Daddy’s knee while playing simple lap games and giggling together. “The Lap-Time Song and Play Book” is a collection of some of the most popular songs and games of childhood - “The Eensy Wee...



  • in Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares
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  • From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love los...


  • "And you two shall be sisters. You shall be as images in a glass, the one reflecting the other...." Jenna was a warrior. Raised on a mountainside, she learned the arts of the warrior, and from the mountain woman the magic of the ancient lore. B...



  • Princess Ojeow Seow, youngest and smallest daughter of the Emperor, is not thought of very much by her family--when thought of at all. So she spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks. When the Emperor is captured and imprisoned ...


  • Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.But there is no answer.Wordlessly the two companions ...









  • I AM THE DRAGON Arch-Mage, Riddle-Master, old fool--many are the names I am called by, many are the stories told about me, myth and history so woven together that even I cannot separate fact from fancy. Come, listen to an old wizard's stories: of ...


  • An alien civilization is forever changed by the incursion of human social scientistsand an ancient prophecyin this award-winning novel. The year is 2132 when members of the Anthropologist's Guild set down on the planet Henderson's IV, or L'Lal'lo...




  • Plain Jane has a heart of gold -- but her face is as homely as her nose is long. Princess Miserella, on the other hand, is a beautiful princess with a heart of stone. In this droll twist on the classic fairytale, the kiss-bestowing prince learns that...


  • All Jakkin, the Pit Master, can think about is the excitement of Heart's Blood's five hatchlings and her unparalleled victories in the dragon pits of Austar IV. But his plans change abruptly when a mysterious offworlder tries to persuade Jakkin to...


  • Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad Commander Toad and his crew on the Star Warts come across a black hole while leapfrogging across the galaxy. Something long, pink, and sticky grabs their spaceship and it isn't...



  • Fifteen-year-old Jakkin Stewart is a bond servant in Master Sarkkhan's dragon barns. Stealing a dragon to secretly train as a fighter is Jakkin's only hope to earn his freedom. But what if he is caught? Or, worse, what if he does not know enough to t...






  • Stranded in the coastal mountains following a devastating California earthquake, a 12-year-old boy and the chimpanzee he rescues from a wrecked van communicate through sign language as they struggle to survive....


  • Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad Brave Commander Toad and the crew of the spaceship Star Warts have a mission: they must go where no spaceship has gone before and bring a little bit of earth out to the alien s...



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  • "LOOK!" They looked where Lann pointed, at the crags beneath the castle. The very rocks seemed to unwind themselves and a giant gray-green serpent uncoiled and stretched, turning its ugly head in their direction. "If that is a seeming," said th...



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    From such sacred sites as Easter Island and the Mayan temple of Copán to Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall and the Christian cathedrals of Europe, this magnificent collection of poems and paintings captures the essence of twelve holy and magical places thr...


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    A breathtaking collection of literary fairy stories from an award-winning fantasist Author Jane Yolen speaks to the ancient magic within us all in this anthology of 30 grown-up fairy stories—lovely, lyrical, poignant, sometimes frightening tales of...


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    From a boisterous New Year’s Eve to a rocketing Fourth of July to a spooky trick or treat, the year unfolds with fifteen fun-filled holidays you won’t want to miss. “The poetry highlights simple pleasures, happy imagery, and loving relationship...