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Little Bo-Peep's Missing Sheep

Alan Durant (author), Leah-Ellen Heming (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191618

In a snowy meadow outside her house, Little Bo-Peep is looking for her missing sheep. Where have they gone? Did they escape or were they kidnapped? This looks like another Nursery Crime!

Little Miss Muffet's Big Scare

Alan Durant (author), Leah-Ellen Heming (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191625

Little Miss Muffet has disappeared, leaving her curds and whey behind her. How did the townsfolk manage to get rid of cruel Miss Muffet? Did they scare her away? This looks like another Nursery Crime!

Old Mother Hubbard's Stolen Bone

Alan Durant (author), Leah-Ellen Heming (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191632

In the kitchen of a little house, a dog's bone has gone missing. Old Mother Hubbard is very cross. But who took it? And where could they have hidden the bone? This looks like another Nursery Crime!

Three Pigs and a Gingerbread Man

Simona Sanfilippo, Hilary Robinson (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191571

The Three Little Pigs lived in a brick house in Pig Yard. They baked all day and had such fun, until a wolf came by. He huffed and he puffed, and he tried to blow the house down. But, he was no match for the Gingerbread Man!

Snow White and the Enormous Turnip

Simona Sanfilippo, Hilary Robinson (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191588

Snow White loved to garden. She planted seeds every day. One of her turnips grew so big that it stuck in the ground! Snow White and the Seven Dwarves pulled and pulled, but it just would not budge. Until, one day, a handsome prince came riding by

Tornado Tamer

Terri Fields (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557541

In this adaptation of The Emperors New Clothes, Mayor Peacock declares he will hire a tornado tamer to protect the town. After a long search, Travis arrives to fill the position and this trickster weasel has a plan. He will build a very special, transparent cover to protect the town. Travis magical cover is so transparent that only those smart enough and special enough can even see it. Mouse is doubtful, but his questions are brushed off. Months later, the cover has been hung and Travis has been paid a hefty sum, but a tornado is in the distance and the town is in its path. Will the magic cover protect the town?

Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls

Lucy Nolan (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180616

What if Jack and Jill had been playing on a nice soft sand dune instead of that treacherous hill? And suppose Mary's pet wasn't really a lamb. What if Mary had a little . . . clam? Those questions -- and more -- are gleefully answered in Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls. This collection retells Mother Goose rhymes and celebrates America's coastlines and waterways -- from sea to shining sea. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Poem related fun facts and a Map activity.

Today, Maybe

Dominique Demers (author), Gabrielle Grimard (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694013

Today, Maybe is a story about a little girl who is waiting for someone, a friend. She doesn't yet know who it will be. In a series of surprising and humorous encounters, several well-known characters of children's literature arrive at her door. But none of them are the one she is waiting for, and she graciously sends them all away. With her bird to keep her company and hope filling her heart, weeks and then months pass as she waits and waits. When there is a scratch at the door one night, certainty fills the little girl's heart, and she opens the door to discover true friendship is indeed worth waiting for.

Night Boy

Anne Laurel Carter (author), Nino Pelletier (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694037

Night is a boy who knows it's much more fun to play than go to sleep. When the sun sets, he travels through the night sky in a spaceship with his teddy. Night's favorite game is hide-and-go-seek, which he plays each evening with his older sister, Day. But why can't he ever find her? Night Boy is a unique playful picturebook about a brother and a sister named Night and Day. The rhythmic text and rich illustrations make for a bedtime story that is sure to lull children who say "I can't sleep" into dreamland. Through the personas of a brother and sister, Night Boy offers a unique explanation of how night turns to day astronomically.

Alice and Greta: A Tale of Two Witches

Steven J. Simmons (author), Cyd Moore (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9780881069761

Alice is a good witch. And Greta... well, Greta and trouble are never far apart. Alice spends her time helping others by weaving her enchanting spells. All Greta does is wreak havoc. But when a forgotten spell comes back to haunt her, Greta's stuck learning something she should have learned long ago. Vibrant, colorful, and full of whimsical detail, Cyd Moore's illustrations complete the magic of this clever tale.

Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson?

Lois B. Grambling (author), Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891417

Kids are in for Jurassic-size laughs as they follow a boy in his quest to bring a pterodactyl to school. And not just any pterodactyl: this one wards off bullies, loves to read stories, and makes an excellent science display. Hilarious illustrations capture the madcap imagination of the determined hero and his creative pleas to his teacher.

Little Red Riding Hood

Laura Layton Strom (author), Bill Greenhead (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691879

After arriving for a visit, Little Red Riding Hood discovers her grandmother doesn't look like herself. She kind of looks like a wolf!

The Ugly Duckling

Laura Layton Strom (author), James Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691893

The ugly duckling is a baby duck that doesn't look like his brothers and sisters. In fact, some of the animals call him "ugly" and bully him. But one day everything changes for the ugly duckling.

Belling the Cat

Antonio Blane (author), Joanna Czernichowska (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691787

The mice must try to figure out how to protect themselves from the house cat. One young mouse has a great idea. But will he have the courage to bell the cat?

Rapunzel

Laura Layton Strom (author), Niki Leonidou (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691725

A mean old woman puts a young girl in a tower with no door or stairs! How will she get visitors? How will she escape?

The Princess and the Pea

Laura Layton Strom (author), Niki Leonidou (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691732

The poor prince can't seem to find a TRUE princess. Will a tiny green legume save the day?

Town Mouse and Country Mouse

Cynthia Swain (author), Bill Greenhead (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691688

This Aesop's fable retelling is about two cousins who live in two very different places: the city and the country. They visit each other to try to decide which place is better. Which do you think is better?

The Lion and the Mouse

Cynthia Swain (author), Wilson Williams (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691664

This is a fable about kindness and mercy. The mouse is feeling playful and wakes up the lion. At first the lion is angry. But the lion shows mercy on the mouse. And that kindness is returned one day.

The Lute Player: A Tale from Russia

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Viktor Sluzhaev (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529598

The king, who loves adventures, is imprisoned during one of his journeys. But when the queen dets out to find her husband, she must travel in disguise. This is a story of ingenuity from medieval Russia.

Hey Diddle Diddle and Hey Diddle Doodle

Jill Newton, Brian Moses (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180384

Read the traditional nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle first, then enjoy a fun new rhyme. Can you make up a rhyme of your own?

Humpty Dumpty and Humpty Dumpty at Sea

Jan Lewis, Brian Moses (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180391

Read the traditional nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty first, then enjoy a fun new rhyme. Can you make up a rhyme of your own?

Itsy Bitsy Spider and Itsy Bitsy Beetle

Tomislav Zlatic, Wes Magee (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180407

Read the traditional nursery rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider first, then enjoy a fun new rhyme. Can you make up a rhyme of your own?

Baa Baa, Black Sheep and Baa Baa, Pink Sheep

Mick Gower (author), O'Kif (illustrator)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180377

Read the traditional nursery rhyme Baa, Baa, Black Sheep first, then enjoy a fun new rhyme. Can you make up a rhyme of your own?

Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

Heather Forest (author), Susan Gaber (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9781939160713

According to this Scottish folktale, long ago sweet-toothed fairies flew into peoples homes and feasted on leftover cake crumbs. But the King of the Fairies was annoyed that crumbs never remained from the very best cakes baked by the talented bakerwoman so he orders the fairies to capture her and bring her down to the Fairy Kingdom. The resourceful woman requests items from her kitchen at home, where her bewildered husband looks on as utensils and ingredients float out of the window, borne by invisible fairies. Eventually she strikes a clever bargain with the impatient Fairy King to win her freedom and return home in return for sharing her tasty cakes.

Stone Soup

Heather Forest (author), Susan Gaber (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874836028

Two hungry travelers arrive at a village expecting to find a household that will share a bit of food, as has been the custom along their journey. To their surprise, villager after villager refuses to share, each one closing the door with a bang. As they sit to rest beside a well, one of the travelers observes that if the townspeople have no food to share, they must be "in greater need than we are." With that, the travelers demonstrate their special recipe for a magical soup, using a stone as a starter. All they need is a carrot, which a young girl volunteers. Not to be outdone, another villager contributes a potato, and the soup grows as others bring corn, celery, and other vegetables and seasonings. In this cumulative retelling of an ancient and widely circulated legend, author Heather Forest shows us that when each person makes a small contribution, the collective impact can be huge. Susan Gaber's paintings portray the optimism and timelessness of a story that celebrates teamwork and generosity