Caldecott Honor Books, 1938- Present

The Caldecott Medal is named after the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Several honor books are awarded to those that did not qualify as medal winners, yet were still of notable quality. The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, names the award winner. For more information, visit

A listing of the Caldecott Medal Honor Books housed in the Curriculum Materials/Media Center is below. These books are organized according to the Library of Congress system of classification.

Award Date Title/ Author and Illustrator Call Number

Trombone Shorty / Andrews, Troy.

Hailing from the Tremâe neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

ML3930 .A53 A3 2015

Waiting / Henkes, Kevin.

Five animal toys wait for marvelous things to happen.

PZ7 .H389 WAI 2015

Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement / Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

E185.97 .H35 W43 2015

Last stop on Market Street / de la Peña, Matt.

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty -- and fun -- in their routine and the world around them.

PZ7.P3725 LAS 2015


Nana in the city / Castillo, Lauren.

A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.

PZ7 .C2687244 NAN 2014

The noisy paint box : the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art / Rosenstock, Barb.

Describes how Vasya Kandinsky's creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experience colors as sounds and sounds as colors.

ND699 .K3 R67 2014

Sam & Dave dig a hole / Barnett, Mac.

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

PZ7 .B26615 SAM 2014

Viva Frida! / Morales, Yuyi.

With spare text and vibrant illustrations, this book examines Frida Kahlo's creative process.

ND259 .K33 M66 2014

The right word : Roget and his thesaurus / Bryant, Jennifer.

The story of shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

CT788 .R534 B79 2014

This one summer / Tamaki, Mariko.

Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

PN6727 .T363 T55 2014


Journey / Becker, Aaron

Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.

PZ7 .B38125 JO 2013

Flora and the flamingo / Idle, Molly Schaar

In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.

PZ7 .I217 FLO 2013

Mr. Wuffles! / Wiesner, David

Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs.

PZ7 .W6367 MR 2013


Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown and written by Aaron Reynolds.

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

PZ7 .R33213 CRE 2012

Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen and written by Mac Barnett.

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

PZ7 .B26615 EXT 2012

Green illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

PZ8.3 .S4504 GRE 2012


Blackout / Rocco, John.

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

PZ7.R5818 BL 2011

Grandpa Green / Smith, Lane.

A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

PZ7 .S6538 GR 2011

Me-- Jane / McDonnell, Patrick, 1956-

Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.

PZ7 .M478443 ME 2011


Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / Hill, Laban Carrick.

Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.

NK 4210 .D247 H55 2010

Interrupting Chicken / written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

PZ7 .S8179 INT 2010


All the world / written by Liz Garton Scanlon ; and illustrated by Marla Frazee.

Pictures and rhyming text celebrate a family's day spent going to the beach, shopping at the market, eating at a restaurant and spending the evening with the rest of the extended family.

PS3619.C265 A79 2009

Red sings from treetops : a year in colors / by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.

The names of colors are woven into unrhymed poems that celebrate the seasons.

PS3569 .I295 R43 2009


A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee

Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.

PZ7 .F866 COU 2008

How I Learned Geography, written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz

As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.

PZ7 .S5594 HO 2008

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant

PS3545 .I544 Z5823 2008


Henry's freedom box: A story from the Underground Railroad / by Ellen Levine ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

PZ7 .L57833 HEN 2007

First the egg / by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

A picture book about transformations.

QH491 .S43 2007

The wall: growing up behind the Iron Curtain / by Peter Sís.

From the Publisher: A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER "I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side-the Communist side-of the Iron Curtain." Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Sis learned about beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities-creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed. By joining memory and history, Sis takes us on his extraordinary journey: from infant with paintbrush in hand to young man borne aloft by the wings of his art.

NC975.5 .S57 A2 2007

Knuffle Bunny too: a case of mistaken identity / by Mo Willems.

Her daddy in tow, Trixie hurries to school to show off her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny. But an awful surprise awaits her: someone else has the exact same bunny!

PZ7.W65535 KNU 2007


Gone wild: an endangered animal alphabet / by David McLimans.

Endangered animals are drawn into uniquely crafted letters in this bold alphabet book that provides information on the habitat and class of these rare creatures and the threats facing them.

QL83 .M355 2006

Moses: when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom / by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.

E444 .T82 W43 2006X


Rosa / by Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.

The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No." An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history. Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed. Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.

F334 .M753 P38427 2005

Zen shorts / by Jon J. Muth.

When Stillwater the giant panda moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways. Includes factual note on Zen.

PZ7 .M97274 ZE 2005

Hot air :the (mostly) true story of the first hot-air balloon ride / Marjorie Priceman.

The story of the historic first hot-air balloon flight in 1783, told from the point of view of the duck, sheep, and rooster who were the first passengers.

PZ7 .P932 HO 2005

Song of the water boatman & other pond poems / written by Joyce Sidman ;illustrated by Beckie Prange.

A collection of poems that provide a look at some of the animals, insects, and plants that are found in ponds, with accompanying information about each.

PS3569 .I295 S66 2005


The red book / by Barbara Lehman.

This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you'll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story. In illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she's never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.

PZ7.L53 RED 2004

Coming on home soon / by Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow. Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.

PZ7.W868 CO 2004

Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale / by Mo Willems.

A trip to the laundromat leads to a momentous occasion when Trixie, too young to speak words, realizes that something important is missing and struggles to explain the problem to her father. Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind... Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.

PZ7.W65535 KNU 2004


Ella Sarah gets dressed / Margaret Chodos-Irvine.

Despite the advice of others in her family, Ella Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.

PZ7.C446255 EL 2003

What do you do with a tail like this? / Steve Jenkins & Robin Page.

QL945 .J46 2003

Don't let the pigeon drive the bus / words and pictures by Mo Willems.

PZ7.W65535 DON 2003


The spider and the fly / based on the poem by Mary Howitt; illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi.

An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.

PR4809.H2 S64 2002

Hondo & Fabian / written and illustrated by Peter McCarty.

Hondo the dog gets to go to the beach and play with his friend Fred, while Fabian the cat spends the day at home.

PZ10.3.M12685 HO 2002

Noah's ark / Jerry Pinkney.

Retells the biblical story of the great flood and how Noah and his family faithfully responded to God's call to save life on earth.

BS658 .P54 2002


The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins : an illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturer / by Barbara Kerley; with drawings by Brian Selznick ; many of which are based on the original sketches of Mr. Hawkins.

The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like.

QE861.5 .K47 2001

Martin's Big words: the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.

E185.97.K5 R36 2001

The stray dog : from a true story by Reiko Sassa / retold and illustrated by Marc Simont.

A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.

PZ7.S6058 ST 2001


Casey at the bat: a ballad of the Republic, sung in the year 1888 / Ernest Lawrence Thayer ; with additional text and illustrations by Patricia Polacco.

The popular narrative poem about a celebrated baseball player who strikes out at the crucial moment of a game, with additional text placing it in the context of Little League.

PS3014.T3 C3 1997

Click, clack, moo: cows that type / by Doreen Cronin; pictures by Betsy Lewin.

When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.

PZ7 .C88135 CL 2000

Olivia / written and illustrated by Ian Falconer.

Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

PZ7.F1865 O63 2002


A child's calendar / poems by John Updike; illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman.

A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December.

PS3571.P4 C49 1999

Sector 7 / David Wiesner.

While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country.

PZ7.W6367 SE 1999

When Sophie gets angry--really, really angry... / by Molly Bang.

A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.

PZ7.B2217 WH 1999

The ugly duckling / Hans Christian Andersen; adapted and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.

PZ8.P575 UG 1999


Duke Ellington: the piano prince and his orchestra / by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.

ML3930.E44 P56 1998

No, David! / by David Shannon.

A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

PZ7 .S52865 NO 1998

Snow / Uri Shulevitz.

As snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them, and only a boy and his dog think that the snowfall will amount to anything.

PZ7 .S5594 SN 1998

Tibet through the red box / by Peter Sís.

The author recreates his father's visit to Tibet and the wondrous things that he found there. While my father was in China and Tibet, he kept a diary, which was later locked in a red box. We weren't allowed to touch the box. The stories I heard as a little boy faded to a hazy dream, and my drawings from that time make no sense. I cannot decipher them. It was not until I myself had gone far, far away and received the message from my father that I became interested in the red box again.

DS786 .S548 1998


The gardener / Sarah Stewart; pictures by David Small.

A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.

Z7 .S84985 GAR 1997

Harlem: a poem / by Walter Dean Myers ; pictures by Christopher Myers.

A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.

PS3563.Y48 H37 1997

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly / Simms Taback.

Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's with illustrations on die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.

PZ8.3.T1145 TH 1997


Hush! : A Thai lullaby / by Minfong Ho ; pictures by Holly Meade.

A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby.

PS3558.O316 H87 1996

The graphic alphabet / David Pelletier.

PE1155 .P45 1996

The paperboy / story and paintings by Dav Pilkey.

A paperboy and his dog enjoy the quiet of the early morning as they go about their rounds.

PZ7.P63123 PAP 1996

Starry messenger : a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei / created and illustrated by Peter Sís for Frances Foster Books at Farrar Straus Giroux, New York.

Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe.

QB36.G2 S57 1996


Alphabet city / Stephen T. Johnson.

Paintings of objects in an urban setting present the letters of the alphabet.

E1155 .J645 1995

Zin! zin! zin! : a violin / by Lloyd Moss ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.

Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance.

PZ8.3.M8464 ZI 1995

The faithful friend / Robert D. San Souci; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique.

PZ8.1 .S227 FAI 1995

Tops & bottoms / adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens.

Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.

PZ8.1.S8572 TO 1995


John Henry / by Julius Lester; pictures by Jerry Pinkney.

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

Z 8.1 .L434 JO 1994

Swamp Angel / by Anne Issacs ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.

Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.

PZ7.I762 SW 1994

Time flies / Eric Rohmann.

A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it finds itself back in the time of living dinosaurs.

PZ7.R6413 TI 1994


Peppe the lamplighter / by Elisa Bartone ; illustrations by Ted Lewin.

Peppe's father is upset when he learns that Peppe has taken a job lighting the gas street lamps in his New York City neighborhood.

Z7.B28563 PE 1997

In the small, small pond / Denise Fleming.

Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.

PZ8.3.F6378 IM 1993

Raven: a trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest / told and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.

Raven, a Pacific Coast Indian trickster, sets out to find the sun.

E99.N77 M33 1993

Owen / Kevin Henkes.

Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.

PZ7.H389 OW 1993

Yo! Yes? / by Chris Raschka.

Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.

PZ7.R18148 YO 1998


The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales / by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith.

Chicken licken -- Princess and the bowling ball -- Really ugly duckling -- Other frog prince -- Little Red Running Shorts -- Jack's bean problem -- Cinderumpelstiltskin -- Tortoise and the hair -- Stinky cheese man -- Boy who cried "Cow patty."

Z8.S41267 ST 1992

Seven blind mice / Ed Young.

In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance.

PZ8.2.Y68 SE 1992

Working cotton / written by Sherley Anne Williams; illustrated by Carole Byard.

A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.

PZ7.W668174 WO 1992


Tar Beach / Faith Ringgold.

A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.

PZ7.R5 TAR 1992


Puss in boots / Charles Perrault; illustrated by Fred Marcellino ; translated by Malcolm Arthur.

A retelling of the French fairy tale in which a clever cat wins his master a fortune and the hand of a princess.

PZ8.P426 PU 1990

“More, more, more,” Said the baby: three love stories / by Vera B. Williams.

Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.

PZ7 .W6685 MO 1990


Bill Peet: an autobiography.

The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.

S3566 .E29 Z464 1989

Color zoo / Lois Ehlert.

Introduces colors and shapes with illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages that form animal faces when placed on top of one another.

ND1490 .E35 1989

The talking eggs: a folktale from the American South / retold by Robert D. San Souci ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney.

A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

PZ8.1.S227 TAL 1989

Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins / by Eric Kimmel ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

PZ7.K5648 HE 1989


The boy of the three-year nap / Diane Snyder ; illustrated by Allen Say.

A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son.

PZ8.1 .S66 BO 1988

Free fall / David Wiesner.

A young boy dreams of daring adventures in the company of imaginary creatures inspired by the things surrounding his bed.

PZ7 .W6367 FR 1988

Goldilocks and the three bears / Caralyn Buehner & Mark Buehner.

In this variation on the classic folktale, a rhyming, rope-skipping, little girl rudely helps herself to the belongings of a genteel family of bears.

PZ8.1 .B859 GOL 2007

Mirandy and Brother Wind / by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner.

PZ7.M478693 MI 1988


Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale / John Steptoe.

Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

PZ 8 .S585 MU 1987


The village of round and square houses / Ann Grifalconi.

A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones.

PZ 8.1 .G874 VI 1986

Alphabatics / Suse MacDonald.

The letters of the alphabet are transformed and incorporated into twenty-six illustrations, so that the hole in "b" becomes a balloon and "y" turns into the head of a yak.

PE1155 .M3 1986

Rumpelstiltskin / retold & illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky ; from the German of the Brothers Grimm.

A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.

PZ8.Z38 RU 1986


The relatives came / story by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Stephen Gammell.

The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.

Z7.R982 RE 1985

King Bidgood's in the bathtub / written by Audrey Wood ; illustrated by Don Wood.

Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom.

PZ7 .W846 KI 1985


Hansel & Gretel : a pop-up book / illustrated by John Patience.

When they are abandoned in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

Z8.P37 H367 1997

Have you seen my duckling? / by Nancy Tafuri.

A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.

PZ7 .T117 HAV 1984

The story of jumping mouse: a Native American legend / retold and illustrated by John Steptoe.

The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopeful and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry.

E78 .G73 S78 1984


Little Red Riding Hood / by the Brothers Grimm retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf.

Z8.H994 LI 1983

Ten, nine, eight / Molly Bang.

Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.

PZ8.3.B22 TE 1996


A chair for my mother / Vera B. Williams.>

A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

Z7 .W6685 CH 1982

When I was young in the mountains [text (large print)] / by Cynthia Rylan ; illustrated by Diane Goode.

Reminiscences of the pleasures of life in the mountains as a child.

PZ7 .R982 WH 1982


Where the buffaloes begin / Olaf Baker; illustrated by Stephen Gammell.

After hearing the legend retold by the tribe's oldest member, Little Wolf hopes to someday witness the beginning of the buffaloes at the sacred lake.

PZ7.B1748 WH 1985

On Market Street / pictures by Anita Lobel; words by Arnold Lobel.

A child buys presents from A to Z in the shops along Market Street.

PZ8.3.L817 ON 1989

Outside over there / Maurice Sendak ; [calligraphy by Jeanyee Wong].

With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.

PZ7 .S47 OU

A visit to William Blake's inn : poems for innocent and experienced travelers / Nancy Willard ; illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.

A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's inn.

PS3573 .I444 V5 1981


The Bremen town musicians / by the Brothers Grimm; illustrated by Pamela Baldwin Ford.

No longer wanted by their masters, a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster set out for Bremen to become musicians.

PZ8.G882 BR 1979

The grey lady and the strawberry snatcher / by Molly Bang.

In this story without words, an old woman is pursued by a strange man with a passion for strawberries.

PZ7 .B2217 GR

Mice twice / story & pictures by Joseph Low.

A round of uneasy hospitality results when Mouse and Dog arrive at Cat's house for dinner.

PZ7 .L9598 MI 1980

Truck / Donald Crews.

Follows the journey of a truck from loading to unloading.

PZ7 .C8682 TR


Ben's trumpet / by Rachel Isadora.

Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.

PZ7.I763 BE 1991

The garden of Abdul Gasazi / written and illustrated by Chris van Allsburg.

When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.

PZ7 .V266 GAR

The treasure / Uri Shulevitz.

A retelling of the traditional English tale in which a poor man follows the advice of his dream and is eventually led to a treasure.

PZ8.1.S5596 TR 1978


Freight train / Donald Crews.

Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

Z7 .C8682 FR

The way to start a day / by Byrd Baylor; illustrated by Peter Parnall.

Text and illustrations describe how people all over the world celebrate the sunrise.

BL325.S8 B34 1978B


Castle / David Macaulay.

Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.

UG405 .M18 1981

It could always be worse : a Yiddish folk tale / retold and with pictures by Margot Zemach.

Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.

PZ8.1 .Z4 IT


The amazing bone / William Steig.

On her way home from school, Pearl finds an unusual bone that has unexpected powers.

Z7 .S8177 AM

The contest / retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

An Armenian folktale about two robbers courting the same girl.

PZ8.1 .H723 CO4

Fish for supper / by M. B. Goffstein

Not in collection

The Golem: A Jewish legend by Beverly Brodsky McDermott

Not in collection

Hawk, I'm your brother / by Byrd Baylor ; illustrated by Peter Parnall.

Determined to learn to fly, Rudy adopts a hawk hoping that their kinship will bring him closer to his goal.

PZ7 .B3435 HAW


The desert is theirs / Byrd Baylor ; illustrated by Peter Parnall.

Simple text and illustrations describe the characteristics of the desert and its plant, animal, and human life.

H541.5 .D4 B38

Strega Nona : an old tale / retold and illustrated by Tomie de Paola.

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.

PZ8.1 .D43 ST


Jambo means hello : Swahili alphabet book / by Muriel Feelings ; pictures by Tom Feelings.

Presents a word, with English translation, for each of the twenty-four letters in the Swahili alphabet. Brief explanation of each word introduces an East African custom.

PL8701 .F4


Cathedral, the story of its construction / David Macaulay.

A4830 .M32 1981

Three Jovial Huntsmen / by Susan Jeffers

Not in collection


Anansi the spider: A Tale from the Ashanti / adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.

In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.

PZ8.1 .M159 A52 1986

Hosie’s alphabet / Hosea, Tobias, and Lisa Baskins; illustrated by Leonard Baskin

Not in collection

Snow-White and the seven dwarfs / illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert; text: translated by Randall Jarrell, retold from the Brothers Grimm.

Retells the tale of the beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was black as ebony.

PZ8 .G882 SNO 1987

When clay sings / by Byrd Baylor ; illustrated by Tom Bahti

The daily life and customs of prehistoric southwest Indian tribes are retraced from the designs on the remains of their pottery. A lyrical consideration of the lives and thoughts of an ancient people whose pottery can still be found in the desert of the American Southwest. "Bahti has filled the pages with evocative pen-and-ink line drawings representing the primitive figures and designs on the pottery .... The striking effect of the illustrations is matched by Baylor's word images ..". - School Library Journal.

E78 .S7 B36


Hildilid’s Night / by Cheli Durán Ryan ; illustrated by Arnold Lobel

Not in collection

If all the seas were one sea / by Janina Domanska

Not in collection

Moja means one; Swahili counting book / by Muriel Feelings. Pictures by Tom Feelings.

The numbers one through ten in Swahili accompany two-page illustrations of various aspects of East African life.

PZ9 .F3 MO


The angry moon / retold by Wiliam Sleator ; illustrated by Blair Lent

Not in collection

Frog and toad are friends / Arnold Lobel.

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.

PZ7.L7795 FR

In the night kitchen / Maurice Sendak.

A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.

PZ7 .S47 IN 1970


Goggles / by Ezra Jack Keats.

Two boys must outsmart the neighborhood bullies before they can enjoy their new treasure, a pair of lensless motorcycle goggles.

PZ7.K2253 GO 1987

Alexander and the wind-up mouse / Leo Lionni.

Alexander, the mouse, makes friends with Willy, a toy mouse, and wants to be just like him until he discovers that Willy is to be thrown away.

PZ10.3 .L6465 AL 1969

Pop corn & Ma Goodness / by Edna Mitchell Preston ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

Not in collection

Thy friend, Obadiah / written and illustrated by Brinton Turkle.

A seagull befriends a Quaker boy, much to his embarrassment, and it is not until he has helped the bird that he can accept its friendship.

PZ7 .T847 TH

Thy judge; an untrue tale / by Harve Zemach ; illustrated by Margot Zemach

Not in collection


Why the sun and moon live in the sky / by Elphinstone Dayrell ; illustrated by Blair Lent

Not in collection


Frederick / by Leo Leonni

Not in collection

Seashore story / Taro Yashima.

Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle's back to a beautiful place under the sea, and then ask questions about the story.

PZ7 .Y212 SE

The emperor and the kite / by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Ed Young

Not in collection


One wide river to cross / by Barbara Emberley ; illustrated by Ed Emberley

Not in collection


Hide and seek fog / by Alvin Tresselt ; illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

Not in collection

Just me / by Marie Hall Ets

Not in collection

Tom Tit Tot / retold and illustrated by Evaline Ness

Not in collection


Rain makes applesauce / by Julian Scheer ; illustrated by Marvin Bileck

Not in collection

The wave / by Margaret Hodges ; illustrated by Blair Lent

Not in collection

A pocketful of cricket / by Rebecca Caudill ; illustrated by Evaline Ness

Not in collection


Swimmy / Leo Lionni.

A story about a little black fish in a school of red fish; he figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies. For primary grades.

Z10.3 .L6465 SW

All in the morning early / Sorche Nic Leodhas [pseud.] Illustrated by Evaline Ness.

An enchanting Scottish nursery tale in which the boy Sandy sets out for the mill with a sack of corn.

PZ8.3 .A388 AL

Book of nursery and Mother Goose rhymes / illustrated by Philip Reed

Not in collection


The sun is a golden earring / by Natalia M. Belting ; illustrated by Bernarda Bryson

Not in collection

Mr. Rabbit and the lovely present / by Charlotte Zolotow ; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Not in collection


The Fox went out on a chilly night; an old song / illustrated by Peter Spier.

PZ8.3 .F825

Little Bear's visit / Else H. Minarik; Pictures by Maurice Sendak.

Little Bear enjoys a visit with his grandparents.

PZ7 .M652 LM

The day we saw the sun come up / by Alice E. Goudy ; illustrated by Adrienne Adams

Not in collection


Inch by inch / by Leo Lionni

Not in collection


Houses from the Sea / by Alice E. Goudy ; illustrated by Adrienne Adams

Not in collection

The moon jumpers / by Janice May Udry ; illustrated by Maurice Sendach

Not in collection


The house that Jack built: La Maison que Jacques a batie / by Antonio Frasconi

Not in collection

What do you say, dear? /by Sesyle Joslin ; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Not in collection

Umbrella / by Taro Yashima

Not in collection


Fly high, fly low / by Don Freeman

Not in collection

Anatole and the cat / by Eve Titus ; illustrated by Paul Galdone

Not in collection


Mr. Penny’s Race Horse / by Marie Hall Ets

Not in collection

1 is one / by Tasha Tudor

Not in collection

Anatole / by Eve Titus ; illustrated by Paul Galdone

Not in collection

Gillespie and the Guards / by Benjamin Elkin ; illustrated by James Daugherty

Not in collection

Lion / by William Pène du Bois

Not in collection


Play with me / by Marie Hall Ets

Not in collection

Crow Boy / by Taro Yashima

Not in collection


Book of nursery and Mother Goose rhymes / Marguerite De Angeli.

PZ8.3 .D345 BO

Wheel on the chimney / by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by Tibor Gergely

Not in collection

The Thanksgiving Story / by Alice Dalgliesh ; illustrated by Helen Sewell

Not in collection


Journey cake, ho! / by Ruth Sawyer ; illustrated by Robert McCloskey

Not in collection

When will the world be mine? / by Miriam Schlein ; illustrated by Jean Charlot

Not in collection

The steadfast tin soldier / Hans Christian Anderson, translated by M. R. James ; illustrated by Marcia Brown

Not in collection

A very special house / by Ruth Krauss ; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Not in collection

Green Eyes / by A. Birnbaum

Not in collection


Puss in boots / translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown ; illustrated by Marcia Brown

Not in collection

One morning in Maine / by Robert McCloskey

Not in collection

Ape in a cape: an alphabet of odd animals /by Fritz Eichenberg

Not in collection

The storm book / by Charlotte Zolotow ; illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham

Not in collection

Five Little Monkeys / by Juliet Kepes

Not in collection


Mr. T.W. Anthony Woo / by Marie Hall Ets

Not in collection

Skipper John’s cook / by Marcia Brown

Not in collection

All falling down / by Gene Zion ; illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham

Not in collection

Bear Party / by William Pène du Bois

Not in collection

Feather Mountain / by Elizabeth Olds

Not in collection


Dick Whittington and his cat / by Marcia Brown

Not in collection

The two reds /by Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] ; illustrated by Nicolas, pseudo. [Nicholas Mordvinoff]

Not in collection

If I ran the zoo / by Dr. Seuss, pseudo. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]

Not in collection

The most wonderful doll in the world / by Phyllis McGinley ; illustrated by Helen Stone

Not in collection

T-Bone; the baby sitter / by Clare Turlay Newberry

Not in collection


America’s Ethan Allen / by Stewart Holbrook ; illustrated by Lynd Ward

Not in collection

The wild birthday cake / by Lavinia R. Davis ; illustrated by Hildegard Woodward

Not in collection

The happy day / by Ruth Krauss ; illustrated by Marc Simont

Not in collection

Bartholomew and the Oobleck / by Dr. Seuss, pseudo. [Theodor Seuss Geisel}

Not in collection

Henry Fisherman / by Marcia Brown

Not in collection


Blueberries for Sal / by Robert McCloskey

Not in collection

All around the town / by Phyllis McGinley ; illustrated by Helen Stone

Not in collection

Juanita / by Leo Politi

Not in collection

Fish in the air /by Kurt Wiese

Not in collection


Stone Soup / by Marcia Brown

Not in collection

McElligot’s Pool / by Dr. Seuss pseud. [Theordor Seuss Geisel]

Not in collection

Bambino the clown / by Georges Schreiber

Not in collection

Roger and the fox /by Lavinia R. Davis ; illustrated by Hildegard Woodward

Not in collection

Song of Robin Hood / edited by Anne Malcolmson ; illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton

Not in collection


Rain drop splash / by Alvin Tresselt ; illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

Not in collection

Boats on the River / by Marjorie Flack ; illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum

Not in collection

Timothy Turtle / by Al Graham ; illustrated by Tony Palazzo

Not in collection

Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street / by Leo Politi

Not in collection

Sing in praise: a collection of the best loved hymns / by Opal Wheeler ; illustrated by Marjorie Torrey

Not in collection


Little Lost Lamb / Golden MacDonald, pseudo. [Margaret Wise Brown] ; illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

Not in collection

Sing Mother Goose / illustrated by Marjorie Torrey, music: Opal Wheeler

Not in collection

My mother is the most beautiful woman in the world /by Becky Reyher ; illustrated by Ruth Gannett

Not in collection

You can write Chinese / by Kurt Wiese

Not in collection


Mother Goose / illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Not in collection

In the forest /by Marie Hall Ets

Not in collection

Yonie Wondernose / by Marguerite de Angeli

Not in collection

The Christmas Anna Angel / by Ruth Sawyer ; illustrated by Kte Seredy

Not in collection


Small rain; verses from the Bible / text selected by Jessie Orton Jones ; illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones

Not in collection

Pierre Pidgeon / by Lee Kingman ; illustrated by Arnold E. Bare

Not in collection

The Mighty Hunter / by Berta & Elmer Hader

Not in collection

A Child’s Good Night Book / by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by Jean Charlot

Not in collection

Good-luck horse ; by Chih-yi Chan ; illustrated by Plato Chan

Not in collection


Dash and Dart / by Mary & Conrad Buff

Not in collection

Marshmallow / by Clare Turlay Newberry

Not in collection


An American ABC / by Maud & Miska Petersham

Not in collection

In my mother’s house / by Ann Nolan Clark ; illustrated by Velino Herrara

Not in collection

Paddle-to-the-sea / by Holling C. Holling

Not in collection

Nothing At All / by Wanda Gág

Not in collection


April’s Kittens / by Clare Turlay Newberry

Not in collection


Cock-a-Doodle Doo / by Berta & Elmer Hader

Not in collection

Madeline / Ludwig Bemelmans

Not in collection

The ageless story / by Lauren Ford

Not in collection


Andy and the lion / by James Daugherty

Not in collection

Barkis / by Clare Turlay Newberry

Not in collection

The forest pool / by Laura Adams Armer

Not in collection

Snow white and the seven dwarfs / by Wanda Gág

Not in collection

Wee Gillis / by Munro Leaf; illustrated by Robert Lawson

Not in collection


Four and twenty blackbirds / compiled by Helen Dean Fish ; illustrated by Robert Lawson

Not in collection