Book List:91 titles
  • Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer explains what causes earthquakes in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read.What causes an earthquake is a mystery—until you go deep beneath the Earth’s surface. Find out the answ...


  • Rap, bap, tap. Late one winter night, a boy wakes to strange noises. There's a bear in his yard! The bear leads him to a forest, where the snow has grown muddy and the trees have sprouted buds. The frost is melting --crinkle, crackle, CRACK. As they ...


  • Visit Mount Rushmore as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer takes you on a tour of one of our country’s greatest treasures in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read. Mount Rushmore is the most visited place in the...


  • Visit the Statue of Liberty as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer takes you on a tour of one of our country’s greatest treasures in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read. For many years the Statue of Liberty was...


  • If you take your trick-or-treat sack and venture into the dark woods on Halloween night, you'll find cat bones, rat bones, and bat bones-and all are looking at YOU! "Take care! Beware! Despair!" the bone creatures cry. "You can bet...


  • Snow is coming, and it's time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks other...


  • It’s a long way down. Will they jump?If you were born high up in a tree, would you jump to the ground? That’s what Wood Ducks are supposed to do, but three little ducklings aren’t so sure. Mama Wood Duck calls for them to come, but her babies j...


  • Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer teaches beginning readers about rainbows in this bright Level 1 Ready-to-Read. What is that colorful arc in the sky? It is a rainbow. Rainbows are always pretty to loo...


  • Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer teaches beginning readers about the sun in this shining Level 1 Ready-to-Read. There are no clouds in the sky. The sun is shining! How does the sun bring us such warm,...






  • When an indoor calico cat named Patches spots a golden autumn leaf fluttering past her window, she can’t help but venture outside to chase it. But soon, Patches feels something tugging at her, telling her to find a special place -- one she won’t ...


  • Rap, bap, tap. Late one winter night, a boy wakes to strange noises. There's a bear in his yard! The bear leads him to a forest, where the snow has grown muddy and the trees have sprouted buds. The frost is melting -- crinkle, crackle, CRACK. As they...


  • Play peekaboo with Baby in this bestselling lift-the-flap concept book, now available in a lap-size board book edition! Inside my mittens I’ve got... fingers! Baby is bundled in a mountain of clothes! As little ones lift the large, sturdy fl...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting North Carolina. His first stop is the Outer Banks, to climb lighthouses, hunt for pirate treasure, and go hang-gliding on the beach wher...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Washington, the Evergreen State. His first stop is Olympic National Park, to climb mountain trails, hike a rainforest, and see a glacier...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he is visiting Massachusetts, the Bay State. His first stop is Boston for a huge Fourth of July celebration. Then he'll ride the Swan Boats, r...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He's on a mission to visit all fifty states. Today he is visiting Arizona, the Grand Canyon State. His first stop is the Grand Canyon for a mule ride to the bottom, where he'll board a r...


  • Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Virginia, our first colony. His first stop is Harborfest to ride a Tall Ship. Then he's off to see dolphins splashing at Virginia Beach,...


  • Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he’s visiting California, the Golden State. His first stop is a TV studio for a front-row seat at his favorite television talent show! Then he will feed ...


  • Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he’s visiting Florida, the Sunshine State. His first stop is the Everglades to see alligators and other amazing animals. He’ll also go to Fort Myers be...


  • Meet Mr. Geo, everyone's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he's visiting Texas, the Lone Star State. His first stop is a big rodeo show to ride a bucking bronco and see real cowboys do amazing tricks. Then he'll see h...


  • An imaginative story of a little boy who conquers his fear of thunder! When lightning flares in the faraway sky, and clouds growl like lions waking, big brother Chad is thrilled by the coming storm. But not little Brannon. He looks for a place to ...


  • From Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer comes the tale of a boy who needs a dog, and a dog who needs a boy -- a match made in heaven, if only the two can meet. Mark is a boy who needs a dog. But he can't get his mom on board with his plan. Buddy...


  • March comes in with a roar. He rattles your windows and scratches at your door. In this exuberant, rhythmic story, March, personified as a lion, enters a boy's cozy home and leaves a trail of snow flurries and muddy footprints. The boy calmly ob...


  • Rose is a wild child. She doesn't care what her mother or teacher or schoolmates say -- she does what she wants. When she finds a delicate china doll in the attic, she takes it. Then the doll comes to life in her hand. She's loud, obnoxious, selfishl...


  • Delsie knew it wasn't a good idea to dare her best friend Todd to explore the abandoned houses by the old mill. But she couldn't back down after the words slipped out of her mouth. Together the two friends bike to the mill and try the door of each ab...


  • Christopher Columbus dreamed of adventure and discovery. He sailed across an ocean to an unknown land. He showed the way. Many others followed. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Christopher Columbus ...


  • It used to be just Stacy and her dad, ever since Stacy’s mother left them five years ago. But Stacy’s stepmother, Barbara, seems to have taken over their world -- and now she’s pregnant, too. One hot June morning Stacy runs away, not sure where...


  • I have two feet that dart, that dash, that sprint, that splash. Thank you for my feet. In this lyrical text, a young child lists body parts from nose to toes, giving thanks for each along the way. Cherished author Marion Dane Bauer’s bouncy rhymes ...


  • Baby critters are soft and cuddly, but which is the cutest? Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer poses this question, leading readers on a heartwarming journey to find The Cutest Critter. Stan Tekiela's adorable photographs provide plenty of choice...






  • Regina is only 3-1/4 inches tall, but she knows from the moment she wakes up in her dollhouse bed that she is a princess. Why else would she have such a lovely pink gown? Why else would she have such golden hair and flawless skin? And why else would ...


  • When a baby was born in the manger, Mary and Joseph rejoiced. The angels sang, and kings journeyed to bring gifts. When you came into the world, there was a celebration too - because every new baby is a small miracle....


  • It is the longest night of the year, and the snow lies deep. All through the forest, animals long for dawn's warmth. Strong and clever creatures boast that only they can bring back the sun. But the wind knows better. The wind calls Chickadee, whose s...


  • Award-winning duo Marion Dane Bauer and Ivan Bates bring counting to life with this new sweet story about friendship!One brown bunny went out one dayto find a friend who'd like to play.Join brown bunny in search of friends in the forest. Marion Dane ...


  • A rhyming story about a parent's unlimited love for a child--in the same format as the bestselling book I Love You Through and Through, and with pictures by the same illustrator. "How do I love you? Let me count the ways.I love you as the sun loves t...


  • Move over, Christmas Carol—here’s a new holiday ghost story!It's Christmas Eve, and Kaye’s family is on the way to her grandmother’s house in a swirling snowstorm. Suddenly the car hits a patch of ice. It slides across the road and skids into...


  • Have you ever had the feeling a doll was watching you?Jenna finds the perfect gift for her sister at a neighbor’s garage sale—a beautiful old doll dressed all in red velvet. Jenna can’t believe her luck. Not only does Mrs. Tate seem happy to be...


  • Visit Yellowstone National Park as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer takes you on a tour of one of our country’s greatest treasures in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read. Bubbling mud puddles, shooting steam...


  • A new baby is a special gift. In this glorious, warm, and lyrical tribute to life and its cycles, the birth of a baby, her growth, and the birth of her baby are celebrated in a way that will touch all hearts.Rain and moon, kittens and fish,snow and g...


  • When Emily finds a locked playhouse in the woods, she can't resist peeking through the windows. Inside, the walls are painted to look just like the surrounding woods, right down to an identical white playhouse with blue shutters. But the playhouse is...


  • The time is 1950. The place is a small town in the Midwest. The girl is Claire, and she has a new black friend. But in an all-white town, how open can the girls be about their friendship?Now Claire faces being the “new girl” in school. A year lat...


  • From all of the daddies, tall or small, mine is the best, the very best. . . . Some animal daddies comfort their babies, or hold them tight, or face every danger for them. But the narrator of this loving picture book knows his daddy does all of th...


  • Owen the baby hippo and his mama were best friends. They loved to play hide-and-seek on the banks of the Sabaki River in Africa. That was all before the tsunami came and washed Owen's world away. But after the rain stops, Owen befriends Mzee, a gra...


  • An introduction to the Mississippi River explains where its name came from, where it goes, and the various methods used over time to travel on it, and provides interesting facts pertaining to this great river....


  • Baby Bear wants to be a big bear. That means going out and discovering the world. On his first journey, he meets all sorts of critters―and soon decides that his next journey will be more fun if Mama comes along. Real live bears are the main charact...


  • Christmas is twinkling through the town from candles on tables to lights on the trees. Let the real blinking lights on each page of this merry little book shine holiday cheer in your heart that you can share with the world! ...



  • On Halloween, a little monster excitedly gives treats to all his gruesome and ghoulish friends, but when an adorable kitten, bunny, and fairy come to his door, they're just too scary for him, in a pop-up and flap book that offers a humorous twist on ...








  • Look out of the window -- what do you see? You can play with the watery windows in this book, each with different Christmas shapes inside. You might just catch a glimpse of a special Christmas visitor and his reindeer through the window!...


  • Ten-year-old Jonathan practically lives at the Anchorage Zoo, where his father is a keeper. He loves animals, and even imagines himself inside their bodies, seeing what they see, feeling what they feel. Meanwhile, a young brown bear is wandering thro...


  • Liz is staying with her grandmother in her old house in the woods of northern Minnesota when one night a noise awakens her. It is someone calling her name, calling for Elizabeth. Liz opens her eyes. There is a blue ghost in her room! What does the gh...


  • Based on the preferences of different animals, including bull frogs and polar bears, a boldly illustrated title gives youngsters a glimpse of what the planet would be like if animals made the weather to fit their own specific needs....


  • How do you know that Easter is near? Look at the watery windows in this board book. Bunnies hop in the grass, and colorful eggs and Easter baskets are all around! Peek through the windows and you will see the signs of springtime!...



  • Worried that her best friend Paige will join the Double-Digit Club when she becomes ten and leave her deserted for the summer, Sarah anxiously awaits the date to see what will become of her friend and their special plans for a fantastic summer togeth...





  • Everyone loves snow! It's fun to play in and makes wonderful snowmen. But where does snow come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of snow.... ...



  • After following her father from their home in England to the plains of Minnesota, Mary must summon the strength to face the challenges and heartbreaking losses that she and her family encounter."Land of the Buffalo Bones" is the diary of Mary Rodgers...


  • Why do kittens purr? Because they're happy, deep inside their fur. Lions roar in the dining room and frogs hop down the stairs as a child's curiosity leads to whimsical fun. Marion Dane Bauer and Henry Cole create an inviting child's-eye view of the...


  • Deep in the Minnesota forest, where only the strong survive, four regular-sized pups Leader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinker are pushed into the world. Then one last, very small pup is born into the wolf pack. He is called Runt. From the very start, R...


  • Come hear a song about a baby, a very special baby. Come hear a song about you. This affectionate tribute to the all-encompassing love of a child will touch parents' and grandparents' hearts at the same time that it satisfies children's requests to ...


  • As the sun sets, a father puts his child to bed. Weaving images of mice, of birds, and of polar bears, he tells her that sleep nibbles the last crumb of day; sleep gathers her beneath its feathery wings; and that sleep holds her tight in the furry da...




  • A young girl imagines what it would be like to have a tongue like a snapping turtle, feet like a fly, a tail like a lizard, or cheeks like a chipmunk, but is reassured in the knowledge that being herself has wonderful advantages....


  • Tim is distressed to learn that his mom, new stepfather, and grandmother are sure Granddad has Alzheimer's disease. Refusing to accept the possibility that they may be right, Tim persuades Granddad to run away with him on a fishing trip, convinced th...



  • Bear becomes the prime suspect when Frog vanishes, because everyone knows that the two of them fight constantly, but when they approach Bear, he is unable to answer any questions when his serious case of hiccups leaves him speechless....



  • Twelve kinds of animal babies swim, snuggle, slither, and scoot through this enchanting picture book that celebrates the miracle of birth, the magic of childhood, and you...the most precious baby of all....



  • Regardless of what her family says, Alison is absolutely sure she wants a puppy for her birthday and reminds them over and over that is all she wants, but when her Grandpa brings her his gift, Alison decides that she is absolutely sure that all she e...



  • A Girl Who Wants to Fly! Alison wants a pair of wings more than anything, and so her family tries hard to help out. A swirling cape, a ride in a plane, even an extra-high-flying swing just don't compare to soft feathered wings all her own. Alison nee...


  • Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacquel...



  • A boy explores new limits of responsibility and trust as, through his relationship with a stray cat and her kittens, he comes to grips with abandonment by his mother. By the award-winning author of On My Honor. ...


  • Thirteen-year-old Caitlin is looking forward to this camping trip with her older sister. Pam's been away at college all year, and they have a lot to catch up on. But nothing goes the way Caitlin has planned.First, a young man, Alex, shows up at the c...


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    An extraordinary cat! Purrloom Popcorn, the odd-eyed cat, was perfectly happy to spend his days winning blue ribbons and preening before cat-show judges. His one blue eye and one gold eye made him very unusual. But one day, he is suddenly trans...





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    "On your honor?" Joel's father said. "You won't go anywhere except the park?" "On my honor," Joel repeated. During a bicycle trip to the state park, Joel dares his best friend, Tony, to a swimming race in the dangerous Vermillion River. The boys ...




  • After an emotional outburst at her brother's wedding, Michelle is sent for a rest cure at Minnesota's Apostle Islands where she meets Paul, a young Native American writer who realizes how deeply disturbed she is...