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2014 Floca, Brian - Locomotive
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s
JUV OVR TJ603.2 .F56 2013
2013 Klassen, Jon - This Is Not My Hat
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene
JUV PZ7.K6781446 T4 2012
2012 Raschka, Chris - A Ball for Daisy
A wordless picture book about all the fun a dog can have with her ball
JUV PZ7.R1814 B35 2011
2011 Stead, Erin E. (Auth: Philip C. Stead) - A Sick Day for Amos McGee
"Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests."--Dust jacket
JUV PZ7.S8084 S53 2010
2010 Pinkney, Jerry - The Lion & the Mouse
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
JUV PZ8.2.P456 L56 2009
2009 Krommes, Beth (Auth: Susan Marie Swanson) - The House in the Night
"Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light."(Description from MaineCat)
JUV PZ7.S97255 H6 2008
2008 Selznick, Brian - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
YA PZ7.S4654 I69 2007
2007 Wiesner, David - Flotsam
A young boy retrieves a camera after it washed up on the beach in front of him. He develops the film and finds many wondrous images.
JUV PZ7.W6367 F56 2006
2006 Raschka, Chris (Auth: Norton Juster) - The Hello, Goodbye Window
A little girl visits her grandparents house where she loves to play with the "magical" window that allows her to explore her imagination.
JUV PZ7.J984 H45 2005
2005 Henkes, Kevin - Kitten's First Full Moon
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
JUV PZ7.H389 K58 2004
2004 Gerstein, Mordicai - The Man Who Walked Between The Towers
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
JUV GV551.G47 M36 2003
2003 Rohmann, Eric - My Friend Rabbit
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.
JUV PZ7.R6413 F75 2002
2002 Wiesner, David - The Three Pigs
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon
JUV PZ7.W6367 T4 2001
2001 Small, David (Auth: Judith St. George) - So You Want to be President?
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton
JUV OVR E176.1.S699 2000
2000 Taback, Simms (Viking) - Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments
JUV PZ7. T1115 J6 1999
1999 Azarian, Mary (Auth: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs) - Snowflake Bentley
A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations
JUV QC 858.B46 M371998
1998 Zwlinsky, Paul O. (Dutton) - Rapunzel
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story
JUV OVR PZ8.Z38 R365 1997
1997 Winniewski, David (Clarion) - Golem
A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague
JUV BM531. W57 1996
1996 Rathmann, Peggy (Putnam) - Officer Buckle and Gloria
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches
JUV PZ7.R1936 O3 1995
1995 Diaz, David (Auth: Bunting, Eve) - Smoky Night
When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality
JUV PZ7.B91527 S6 1994
1994 Say, Allen (Ed.: Walter Lorraine) - Grandfather's Journey
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries
JUV OVR PZ7.S2744 G7 1993
1993 McCulley, Emily - Mirette on the High Wire
Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.
JUV PZ7. M478415 M5 1992
1992 Wiesner, David - Tuesday
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.
JUV PZ7.W6367 T8 1991
1991 Macaulay, David - Black and White
Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? The author recommends careful inspection of words and pictures to both minimize and enhance confusion.
JUV OVR PZ7.M1197 B5 1990
1990 Young, Ed - Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother
JUV PZ8.1.Y84 L6 1989
1989 Gammell, Stephen (Auth: Karen Ackerman) - Song and Dance Man
Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.
JUV PZ7.A1824 S6 1988
1988 Schoenherr, John (Auth: Jane Yolen) - Owl Moon
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
JUV PZ7.Y78 O9 1987
1987 Egielski, Richard (Auth: Arthur Yorinks) - Hey Al
Summary : A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well.(Description from MaineCat)
JUV PZ7.Y819 H4 1989
1986 Van Allsburg, Chris - The Polar Express
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
JUV PZ7.V266 P6 1985
1985 Hyman, Trina Schart (Retold: Margaret Hodges) - Saint George and the Dragon
Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.
JUV PZ8.1.H69 S3 1984
1984 Provensen, Alice and Martin - The Glorious Flight
A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel.
JUV TL721.B5 P76 1987
1983 Brown, Marcia, trans. (orig. text by Blaise Cendrars) - Shadow JUV PQ2605.E55 F4713 1982
1982 Van Allsburg, Chris - Jumanji
Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
JUV PZ7.V266 J8 1981
1981 Lobel, Arnold - Fables
Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.
JUV OVR PZ8.2 L6 F3 1980
1980 Cooney, Barabara (Auth: Donald Hall) - Ox-Cart Man
Describes the day-to-day life throughout the changing seasons of an early 19th-century New England family
JUV PZ7.H14115 O9 1979
1979 Goble, Paul - The Girl who Loved Wild Horses
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free
JUV PZ8.G537 G5 1978
1978 Spier, Peter (original text by Jacobus Revius, 1586-1658) - Noah's Ark
Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.
JUV PZ8.3.R3 N6 1977
1977 Dillion, Leo & Diane (Auth: Margaret Musgrove) - Ashanti to zulu: African Traditions
Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.
JUV OVR GN645.M87 1976
1976 Dillion, Leo & Diane (Retold: Verna Aardema) - Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
Reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz.
JUV PZ8.1.A213 W4 1974
1975 McDermott, Gerald - Arrow to the Sun
An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.
JUV PZ8.1.M159 A7 1974
1974 Zemach, Margo (Retold: Harve Zemach) - Duffy and the Devil
The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.
JUV PZ8.1.Z38 D8 1973
1973 Blair Lent (Retold: Mosel, Arlene) - The Funny Little Woman
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.
JUV PZ8.1.M8346 F8 1972
1972 Hogrogian, Nonny - One Fine Day
After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.
JUV PZ7. H6844 O5 1971
1971 Haley, Gail E., - A Story, A Story
Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."
JUV PZ8.1.H139 S7 1970
1970 Steig, William - Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.
JUV PZ10.3.S816 S9 1969
1969 Uri Schulevitz( Retold: Arthur Ransome) - The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.
JUV PZ8.R174 F6 1968
1968 Emberley, Ed (adapted: Barbara Emberley) - Drummer Hoff
A cumulative folk song in which seven soldiers build a magnificent cannon, but Drummer Hoff fires it off.
JUV PZ8.3.E515 D7 1967
1967 Ness, Evaline - Sam,Bangs and Moonshine
R elates the experiences of a little girl as she learns to tell the difference between makebelieve and real life.
JUV PZ.N4384 S26 1966
1966 Nonny Hogrogian (Auth: Leodhas, Sorche Nic ) - Always Room for One More
In this Scottish folk song, a generous family always has room for another person and invites in everyone who passes by.
JUV PZ8.3.A388 A5 1965
1965 Montresor, Beni (De Rigniers, Beatrice Schenk) - May I Bring a Friend?
A well-mannered little boy has permission to bring his animal friends to visit the king and queen.
JUV PZ8.3.D443 M3 1989
Newer Ed.
1964 Sendak, Maurice - Where the Wild Things Are
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
JUV PZ7 .S47 W4 2013
1963 Keats, Ezra Jack - The Snowy Day
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
JUV PZ7.K2253 S6 1962
1962 Brown, Marcia - Once a Mouse
As it changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain.
JUV PZ8.2.H5 O5 1961
1961 Nicolas Sidjakov (Auth: Robbins, Ruth) - Baboushka and the Three Kings
An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.
JUV PZ8.1.R5 B3 1960
1960 Marie Hall Ets (Auth: Ets, Marie Hall and Labastida, Aurora) - Nine Days to Christmas
Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity to select a piñata for it.
JUV PZ7.E855 N5 1959
1959 Cooney, Barbara (adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales) - Chanticleer and the Fox
A sly fox tries to outwit a proud rooster through the use of flattery.
JUV PZ8.2.C47 C4 1989
1958 McCloskey, Robert - Time of Wonder
The spell of rain, gulls, a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, the sudden terror of a hurricane, and the peace of a Maine island as a family packs up to leave are shown in poetic language and vibrant, evocative pictures.(Description from Amazon product info)
JUV OVR PZ7.M1336 T5 1957
1957 Marc Simont (Auth: Udry, Janice May) - A Tree is Nice
Briefly describes the value of a tree.
JUV PZ10.U4 T7 1956
1956 Feodor Rojankovsky (Retold: Langstaff, John) - Frog Went a-Courtin'
Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.
JUV PZ8.3F92 F7 1955
1955 Perrault, Charles (adapted and ill. by Marcia Brown) - Cinderella JUV PZ8.P426 C5 1954
1954 Bemelmans, Ludwig - Madeline's Rescue
A hound rescues a schoolgirl from the Seine, becomes a beloved school pet, is chased away by the trustees, and returns with a surprise.
JUV OVR PZ7.B423 M3 1953
1953 Ward, Lynd - The Biggest Bear
Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble.
JUV PZ10.3.W214 B5 1952
1952 Nicolas Mordvinoff (Auth: Lipkind, Will) - Finders Keepers
Two dogs who have found a bone can't decide who should eat it.
JUV PZ10.3.L647 F5 1951
1951 Milhous, Katerine - The Egg Tree
Katy's Easter morning discovery renews the tradition of the Easter egg tree.
JUV PZ 7.M596 E3 1950
1950 Politi, Leo - Song of the Swallows
Every summer, the swallows leave San Juan Capistrano and fly far away, to a peaceful green island -- but they always come back in the spring, on St. Joseph's Day. Juan loves las golondrinas, and so does his friend, Julian, the gardener at the mission. This year, Juan plants a garden in his own yard. There's nothing he wants more than for the swallows to nest there. And on St. Joseph's Day, his dream comes true. (Description from Amazon prod. info.)
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1949 Hader, Berta and Elmer - The Big Snow
Despite their elaborate preparations for the winter, the animals and birds are delighted by a surprise banquet after a big snow.
JUV PZ7.H117 B5 1958
1948 Roger Duvoisin (Auth: Tresselt, Alvin) - White Snow, Bright Snow
When it begins to look, feel, and smell like snow, everyone prepares for a winter blizzard.
JUV PZ7.T732 W4 1947
1947 Leonard Weisgard (Auth: Brown, Margaret Wise) - The Little Island
Depicts the changes that occur on a small island as the seasons come and go, as day changes to night, and as a storm .
JUV PZ7.B8163 L5 1945
1946 Petersham, Maud and Miska - The Rooster Crows
A collection of traditional American nursery rhymes, finger games, skipping rhymes, jingles, and counting-out rhymes.
JUV PZ8.3.P447 R6 1945
1945 Elizabeth Orton Jones (Auth: Field, Rachel) - Prayer for a Child JUV BV265.F5 1957
1944 Louis Slobodkin (Auth: Therber, James) - Many Moons
Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's one wish.
JUV PZ7.T422 M3 1943
1943 Burton, Virginia Lee - The Little House
A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.
JUV PZ7.B954 L5 1969
1942 McCloskey, Robert - Make Way for Ducklings
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.
JUV OVR PZ10.3.M1295 M3 1941
1941 Lawson, Robert - They Were Strong and Good
Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States.
JUV PZ7.L4384 T4 1940
1940 D'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar P. - Abraham Lincoln
Text and illustrations present the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States.
JUV OVR E457.905.A86 1957
1939 Handforth, Thomas - Mei Li
After spending an eventful day at the fair held on New Year's Eve, Mei Li arrives home just in time to greet the Kitchen God. (Description from Amazon prod. info.)
JUV OVR PZ7.H192 M4 1938
1938 Lathrop, Dorthy P. - Animals of the Bible
Thirty richly detailed black-and-white drawings illustrate the favorite stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, the first Christmas, and many others. (Description form Amazon prod. info.)
JUV BS663 .B5 1937

All descriptions, unless otherwise noted, are those used in URSUS, the University Maine System library catalog.

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