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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Susan Wojciechowski - 1995
    And now this stunning gift set invites friends and family to gather and enjoy the magic of holiday storytelling at its finest.

The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie: A Book About Germs

Joanna Cole - 1995

Dog Heaven

Cynthia Rylant - 1995
    Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow

Bruce Degen - 1995
    Frizzle's class is growing a beautiful garden. But, Phoebe's plot is empty. Her flowers are back at her old school! So, the class climbs aboard the Magic School Bus. And, of course, the kids don't only go back to Phoebe's school, but they go inside one of Phoebe's flowers! Follow the kids' adventure and learn how living things grow.

Pooh Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (A Little Golden Book)

Mary Packard - 1995
    Winnie the Pooh, the honey loving silly old bear attempts to get honey from a bee tree, so after climbing the tree didn't work, he borrows Christopher Robin's balloon, dunks himself in mud and floats to the top of the honey tree incognito as a little black rain cloud.

The Betsy-Tacy Treasury

Maud Hart Lovelace - 1995
    The first four books in the Betsy-Tacy series: Betsy-Tacy, Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Betsy and Tacy Go over the Big Hill, and Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown.

Tops & Bottoms

Janet Stevens - 1995
    With roots in American slave tales, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. “As usual, Stevens’ animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. . . . It’s all wonderful fun, and the book opens, fittingly, from top to bottom instead of from side to side, making it perfect for story-time sharing.”--BooklistThis title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories)

The Library

Sarah Stewart - 1995
    Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls and she doesn't like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. And now that she's grown up, her collection has gotten so big all the shelves are collapsing. Her front door has disappeared entirely. What in the world will she do? The reclusive Elizabeth Brown surprises everyone wit her splendid solution. In charming verse and elegant watercolors Sarah Stewart and David Small celebrate one of America's grandest institutions. The Library is a 1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake: A Book About Kitchen Chemistry

Joanna Cole - 1995
    Frizzle's birthday and the class tries to bake a cake but winds up inside it, learning about mixtures and reactions that occur when ingredients are put together.

The Magic School Bus Hops Home: A Book About Animal Habitats

Patricia Relf - 1995
    The class wants to help look for her. Ms. Frizzle says, "The best way to find a frog is to be a frog!" So, the kids take a ride on the Magic School Bus. Join them as they shrink to frog size and learn all about animal habitats!

Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit

David Borgenicht - 1995
    Told and retold for hundreds of years, this young-reader's version of these folktales retains the original humor and wisdom, com- plemented by spirited, full-color illustrations by Don Daily.

Sara Learns the Secret about the Law of Attraction

Esther Hicks - 1995
    . . and searching for answers about life, death, and the desires of the heart. It’s filled with techniques and processes for making one’s dreams come true . . . especially yours!Sara and Solomon will delight and enchant you

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen - 1995
    Andersen created intriguing and unique characters -- a tin soldier with only one leg but a big heart, a beetle nestled deep in a horse's mane but harboring high aspirations. Each one of us at some time, has been touched by one of Andersen's Fairy Tales. Here you'll find his classic tales such as: "The Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, "and "The Ugly Duckling," 38 of your favorite tales in all. This deluxe Children's Classic edition is produced with high-quality, leatherlike binding with gold stamping, full-color covers, colored endpapers with a book nameplate. Some of the other titles in this series include: Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, Heidi, King Arthur and His Knights and The Secret Garden.


Istvan Banyai - 1995
    But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai's sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages. "This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books." —Kirkus Reviews "Ingenious." —The Horn Book

The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book

Keith Faulkner - 1995
    He's particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors, from the blue-feathere bird to a furry brown mouse. Until one day, he meets a big green animal with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

The Children's Book of Virtues

William J. Bennett - 1995
    Bennett's number-one bestseller; The Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Virtues is the ideal storybook for parents and children to enjoy together: With selections from The Book of Virtues, from Aesop and Robert Frost to George Washington's life as well as Native American and African folklore, The Children's Book of Virtues brings together timeless stories and poems from around the world. The stories have been chosen especially for a young audience to help parents introduce to their children the essentials of good character: Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility, Work, Self-discipline, Compassion, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty, and Friendship. Lavishly illustrated by the well-known artist Michael Hague, these wonderful stories and the virtues they illustrate come to life on these pages. The Children's Book of Virtues is an enduring treasury of literature and art that will help lead young minds toward what is noble and gentle and fine.

The Jolly Pocket Postman

Janet Ahlberg - 1995
    Join the Jolly Postman with his mailbag of delightful deliveries for Dorothy from Oz, Alice from Wonderland, and other favorite storybook characters.

Dinotopia: The World Beneath

James Gurney - 1995
    They have only begun to adjust to this remarkable civilization before heading off on separate quests. Will takes to the sky as the pilot of a giant pterosaur known as a skybax, while Arthur leads an excavation deep underground to discover the origins of the world beneath Dinotopia. Little does either of them know of the dangers they are about to face ...

Toy Story

Walt Disney Company - 1995
    In this retelling of Disney's Toy Story, all the highlights of the animated film are transformed into action-packed pop-up scenes with all the favorite characters from the film.

The Magic School Bus In The Haunted Museum: A Book About Sound

Linda Ward Beech - 1995
    The class hears lots of weird sounds. Ms. Frizzle and the kids enter at their own risk! But, once inside, they learn all about sound. You will, too, when you read this book.

Franklin Goes to School

Paulette Bourgeois - 1995
    In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin faces the excitement and fear of starting school.

The Magic School Bus Meets The Rot Squad: A Book About Decomposition

Linda Ward Beech - 1995
    Frizzle and her students embark on numerous entertaining scientific journeys. The books are based on the PBS television series.

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Peggy Rathmann - 1995
    A glorious picture book. -- The Horn BookRathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren's books. In this book, she again shows her flair for creating real characters, dramatic situations and for knowing what will make young audiences giggle and think. -- Children's Book Review MagazineRathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book. -- Publisher's WeeklyA five-star performance. -- School Library Journal

Three Complete Books: The Secret Garden / A Little Princess / Little Lord Fauntleroy

Frances Hodgson Burnett - 1995
    Presenting three endearing favorites in classic children's literature, a Burnett anthology follows the stories of the contrary and curious Mary, the wise and brave Sarah, and the lovable young Lord Fauntleroy.

A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears

Jules Feiffer - 1995
    A prince who makes everyone laugh is sent on a quest to turn him into a person worthy of being a king, but he gets everything wrong except for the meaning of life.

I Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles

Walter Wick - 1995
    From a crowded blackboard to a dinosaur display, readers can examine the different objects, solve the picture riddles, and become an I Spy detective! A perfect fit for STEAM curriculum.

The Hallo-Weiner

Dav Pilkey - 1995
    But one brave act on Halloween makes Oscar a Grade-A hero, proving that a little wiener can be a real winner!

Math Curse

Jon Scieszka - 1995
    Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken.

Piggie Pie!

Margie Palatini - 1995
    The only thing that could make her happy is something extra special for lunch, and that is: Piggie Pie! Gritch zooms off on her broomstick to find eight plump piggies -- where else? -- on Old MacDonald's Farm. Cleverly disguised pigs impersonate ducks, chickens, a cow, and Old MacDonald himself, as this uproarious, quick-paced story builds to an ironically surprising conclusion. Wacky, hip, and illustrated with bold, bright paintings, "Piggie Pie" adds a new twist to an old fairy-tale scene.

The Very Lonely Firefly

Eric Carle - 1995
    It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for--a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turn the final page!Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to "light up" children's faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will fast become a storytime favorite. Read it with a flashlight in the dark or under the table--and watch those fireflies glow!

Clifford and the Big Storm

Norman Bridwell - 1995
    Once again, the heroism and humor of America's favorite Big Red Dog saves the day--and Emily Elizabeth's grandparents' home--when the big storm comes.

D.W. the Picky Eater

Marc Brown - 1995
    is very picky about what she eats. She doesn't seem to like anything. Her dining out days with her family are cut short when she refuses to eat her salad and flings it to the floor. Will her table manners improve in time for her Grandma Thora's special dinner out? Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.

Going to Town

Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1995
    One spring day Pa has a wonderful surprise--he is taking the family on a trip into town! Laura is very excited, for she has never been to a town, and this special visit is everything she imagined and more.Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers. Now for the first time, the youngest readers can share her adventure in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Renée Graef's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.Laura and Mary get ready for their very first trip from the little house in the Big Woods into town, where a visit to the general store and a picnic by the lake await. 1995 ‘Pick of the Lists’ (ABA)

The BIG Red Book of Beginner Books

P.D. Eastman - 1995
    Includes The Diggin-est Dog by Al Perkins with illustrations by Eric Gurney; I Want to Be Somebody New! by Robert Lopshire; Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner with illustrations by P.D. Eastman; Sam & the Firefly by P.D. Eastman; Stop That Ball! by Mike McClintock with illustrations by Fritz Siebel; and The Very Bad Bunny by Marilyn Sadler with illustrations by Roger Bollen. Hailed by educators and reading specialists, these Beginner Books are used in schools and libraries throughout the English-speaking world.

How to Live Forever

Colin Thompson - 1995
    . . something more to catch the eye. Peter and his family live among the Quinces in the cookery section of a mystical library, and at night, when the library comes to life, Peter ventures out of his home to find a missing volume: How To Live Forever.

Amelia Bedelia Treasury

Peggy Parish - 1995
    Whether she's baby-sitting, gardening, or doing house-hold chores.

Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life

Peter J. Leithart - 1995
    The characters in each story are as varied as the biblical proverbs they reveal. Meet a servant with an important mission and magic shoes, or find out what happens when Ivy bumps into a talking rabbit in the forest. Sure to delight children ages five and up (but no promises they'll be asleep by the time the story's over).FROM THE PREFACE:"My intention in Wise Words was to write stories that would appeal to children as stories; that would challenge parents who read to their children; that would illustrate biblical proverbs; and that would borrow imagery, plots, characters, settings, and themes from the Bible. Whether my stories appeal to children--other than my own, of course, who are deeply prejudiced--or challenge adults is, I suppose, for children and adults to judge."


Sarah Perry - 1995
    offers a surrealistic view of the natural world. The two-page spreads present artful watercolors paired with such strange possibilities as "If zebras had stars and stripes...," "If the moon were square...," and "If worms had wheels...." Although some of the ideas and pictures are whimsical to the point of being downright creepy ("If caterpillars were toothpaste...," "If toes were teeth..."), the hypotheticals will surely inspire flights of fancy for readers of all ages. What could be more appealing for a 5-year-old than imagining the silliest suppositions and seeing them come to life in realistic paintings? Sculptor Sarah Perry creates a world to make us stop and think. One of her best illustrations depicts a large, hairy warthog with a sparkling crown and the text, "If ugly were beautiful...." With every if idea, the author encourages the kind of mental double take that comes naturally for children. (Ages 4 to 7, and adults, too) --Emilie Coulter

The Illustrated Book of Myths: Tales & Legends of the World

Neil Philip - 1995
     Full-color illustrations evoke the atmosphere of each myth and bring the stories to life. Color photographs illustrate the cultural background of the world's mythologies. A who's who of gods and goddesses, including the Greek and Norse pantheons, introduces important characters. A source of inspiration and delight for the whole family.

Gooseberry Park

Cynthia Rylant - 1995
    Now repackaged with an updated look and feel.You could call it unusual. Strange in fact. Most dogs chase squirrels. But not Kona. He's friends with a squirrel. A squirrel named Stumpy. Kona thinks Stumpy's the best thing since chocolate doggie treats.So when a dangerous ice storm hits Gooseberry Park, all Kona can think about is Stumpy -- and her newborn babies. Can they survive in the freezing cold? Kona wants to help. But the journey to Gooseberry Park is icy and treacherous. It will be a difficult, risky trip. But sometimes, a dog will risk it all -- for a best friend.

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

Jake Swamp - 1995
    "Giving Thanks" is a special children's version of the Thanksgiving Address, a message of gratitude that originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada and that is still spoken at ceremonial gatherings held by the Iroquois, or Six Nations.

The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm: A Book About Weather

Joanna Cole - 1995
    A book about weather, from the animated television series on the Learning Channel.

Kasper in the Glitter

Philip Ridley - 1995
    After his mother's brooch is stolen, Kasper leaves his home in the land of Nowhere and journeys to the land of Glitter and Gloom to get it back, confronting great dangers in a city ruled by a fierce orphan boy.

Old Bear Stories

Jane Hissey - 1995
    Where have Little Bear’s missing red trousers gone? Can the toys rescue Old Bear from the attic? Will Jolly Tall ever get to see winter snowf lakes? And just what is inside the mysterious box in the playroom? This hardback gift edition consists of Old Bear, Little Bear’s Trousers, Little Bear Lost, Jolly Tall and Jolly Snow and is perfect for bedtime reading.


Mick Inkpen - 1995
    It cannot even remember its own name. One day the attic door is flung open, and so begins Nothing's search to discover who he really is.

The Deer in the Wood

Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1995
    The youngest readers can share her adventure in these very special picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. These classic Little House illustrations bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.

The Apartment Book

Leo Hartas - 1995
    -- USA Today

I Love You the Purplest

Barbara M. Joosse - 1995
    While digging for worms, rowing the boat and pulling in fish, each brother asks his mama which one is the best at each task and, as they are being tucked into bed, which one she loves the best. Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. Readers will delight in the tender message that every child holds a special place in a parent's heart.

The Story of May

Mordicai Gerstein - 1995
    To reach December, May takes a panoramic journey across the calendar, where each month is a family member with something to teach young May about life. Full color.

Bad Day at Riverbend

Chris Van Allsburg - 1995
    Occasionally the stagecoach rolled through, but it never stopped, because no one ever came to Riverbend and no one ever left. The day the stagecoach stood motionless in the center of town, Sheriff Ned Hardy knew something was terribly wrong. What was the mysterious substance on both coach and horses? It would not come off. Soon it was everywhere in the tidy little village. Something had to be done, and Sheriff Hardy aimed to do it.

Papa Gatto

Ruth Sanderson - 1995
    Seeking someone to care for his motherless kittens, Sir Gatto, advisor to the Prince, hires a beautiful, but lazy girl, and then her plain, but loving stepsister.

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings

Stan Berenstain - 1995
    Mama Bear is tired of hearing how many Bearbie dolls Lizzy Bruin has and how many Game Bear video games Cousin Freddy just got. During a thunderstorm, Mama gets her cubs to realize that love and a good home are much more valuable than material possessions.

The Lion Storyteller Bible

Bob Hartman - 1995
    It has been immensely popular, with sales in the UK exceeding 130,000 copies and editions printed in more than 11 languages. Since The Lion Storyteller Bible was first published Bob Hartman has established an international reputation as a storyteller and writer. This new book integrates more than 20 new Bible story retellings with the 50 tried and tested originals. It also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman's hints and tips for storytelling, as well as 4 CDs on which the stories are narrated by voiceover specialist, David Holt. Newly commissioned illustrations throughout will capture as much warmth and appeal as those in the first edition.

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens

Terry Deary - 1995
    From William the Conker to Bald Queen Bess, this is a guide to the kings and queens of England, and some of their nastiest habits.

Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd

Mame Farrell - 1995
    She knows that she'd be laughed right out of school if her friends knew about her embarrassing family history with the Murgadork. but Hannah can't just turn her back on him -- after all, he's the only person who knows how to cheer up her younger brother, whose muscular dystrophy has confined him to a wheelchair. In this bittersweet first novel, the engaging, true-to-life Hannah struggles to the realization that kindness and happiness don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Watchdog and the Coyotes

Bill Wallace - 1995
    But Sweetie, The Great Dane, can't afford to bark -- or bite. After three little nips and three masters, the next stop is the pound. So when the burglar comes calling, he waves his tail. When coyotes come prowling, he tries to make peace -- as they howl in scorn. They promise they'll return -- to eat his food, his friends, Red the Irish Setter, Poky the Beagle, and Sweetie for dessert! If Sweetie can't protect them they'll all perish! How can he outfox twelve hungry coyotes?

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Halloween

Ed Emberley - 1995
    Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full entertainment.

Lassie Come-Home

Rosemary Wells - 1995
    When Joe's father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times Lassie escapes from her new master, and three times she returns, until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland-too far a journey for any dog to make alone.But Lassie is not just any dog. Traveling nearly one thousand miles over punishing terrain, Lassie makes her courageous and painful way home to Joe. They are never separated again.Lassie Come-Home is a classic, heart-warming tale about the love between a boy and his dog. The acclaimed picture-book edition by Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers is now a chapter book perfect for young readers

Fairy Wings

Lauren A. Mills - 1995
    But when the boy fairy Kip invites her to attend the May Dance, she saves the day when a wicked troll arrives seeking a late-night snack of fairy wings. Full color.

When Pigs Fly

June Rae Wood - 1995
    But when her parents decide to sell their house and move the family to a dilapidated old farm, Buddy thinks pigs will fly before she's happy again. The old farmhouse, however, holds some surprising secrets that may make Buddy realize just how rich her family is.The story is enjoyable and inspiring. -- Horn BookWell-written and engaging.... A down-to-earth yet upbeat story. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThe many serious issues flow smoothly from the strength of Wood's solid characters toward a realistic resolution. No happy ending here, but sure enough, there are possibilities. -- School Library Journal

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Little Dog

Maj Lindman - 1995
    They took him in and washed and fed him and wished out loud that they could keep him. But the next morning, Mother found a notice in the paper about a lost little dog.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1995 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up

Cat, You Better Come Home

Garrison Keillor - 1995
    One cold winter's night, the elegant Puff decides to run away from home. She goes to Europe, where she becomes fabulously rich as a TV cat food spokescat. It's the high life for Puff, dripping in diamonds and mink, until the day she meets disaster. Full color.

The Farolitos of Christmas

Rudolfo Anaya - 1995
    Then Luz decides to make her own little lanterns or farolitos to light the path for the oncoming celebration, and for her father, who returns home in time for the holiday. Full color.

The Adventures of Lowly Worm

Richard Scarry - 1995
    Then Lowly has a bike accident, and he thinks his fun is over. Get-well cards and a visit from his friends convince Lowly he'll be up and around in no time. Color illustrations.

The Mitten Tree

Candace Christiansen - 1995
    This is an intergenerational tale of good that will warm your heart.

45 + 47 Stella Street And Everything That Happened

Elizabeth Honey - 1995
    When the Phonies move into 45 Stella Street, the neighborhood is in for a shake-up, explains Henni. Former occupant Auntie Lillie's open-door welcome becomes Mr. and Mrs. Phonies' magazine house of swanky new appliances. Keep Away! The Phonies, through their attorneys, launch an artillery of snottily outrageous letters at the freindly folks at 47 Stella Street, complaining about garbage, blocked driveways, and a magenta fence! Zev, Henni, Danielle and Frank feel as if the sun has stopped shining on Stella Street. When the kids are called in for questioning, they decide to do a little detective work of their own.

Follow the Moon

Sarah Weeks - 1995
    A newborn sea turtle, whose instinct is to "follow the moon" to find the ocean, is drawn instead by a glittering mirrored ball in a crowded danceclub. He is rescued by a young boy who helps him learn to listen to the voice inside his head.

The Adventure of the Bailey School Kids

Debbie Dadey - 1995

Paw Paw Chuck's Big Ideas in the Bible

Charles R. Swindoll - 1995
    Chuck Swindoll shares 12 of the most important Bible teachings portrayed in 12 fun-filled stories kids can identify with and understand.

Matt's Million

Andrew Norriss - 1995
    But it is his: he can spend it on whatever he wants, and that's exactly what he does. However, being an eleven-year-old millionaire is complicated, and it's a while before Matt sorts out what he really wants, and whether money can buy it… A funny, surprising story about a boy who suddenly becomes a millionaire, from bestselling author Andrew Norriss. Nigel Planer is well known as Neil in The Young Ones. Other TV credits include The Comic Strip Presents..., Terry Pratchett's Hogfather and writing and narrating The Magic Roundabout, while on stage he has appeared in We Will Rock You.


Marianna Mayer - 1995
    The many suitors who fail her challenge forfeit their heads, but when Calaf arrives, he falls in love with Turandot, answers the riddles, and wins her heart....Varied and dramatic in composition, the polished illustrations in cool hues have an underlying sense of elegance and musicality." Booklist. Author's note.

Pooh's Little Instruction Book

Joan Powers - 1995
    Milne provided the inspiration.Pooh, the Bear of Little Brain, has a perspective on things that is, to say the least, unique. This amusing little book offers suggestions and reminders on how to live a good life - Winnie-the-Pooh style.On topics ranging from Teatime (Proper Teas are superior to Very Nearly Teas) to Tails (they're not just a Little Bit Extra at the back), the advice proffered here could only come from that enchanted place, the Hundred Acre Wood. And it could only be inspired by Pooh, the Best Bear in All the World.

Miffy in the Tent

Dick Bruna - 1995
    Usako puts up a tent with her mother's help. She played with it, going in and out, opening and closing the window, while her mother made sandwiches for her...

Inside a Barn in the Country: A Rebus Read-Along Story

Alyssa Satin Capucilli - 1995
    This rebus read-along story is sure to delight and educate children at the same time. Full-color illustrations.

Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move

Judith Viorst - 1995
    Or Rachel, the best babysitter in the world. Or the Baldwins, who have a terrific dog named Swoozie. Or Mr. and Mrs. Oberdorfer, who always give great treats on Halloween. Who cares if his father has a new job a thousand miles away? Alexander is not -- Do you hear him? He Means it! -- going to move. Alexander's back, facing another of childhood's trials and tribulations with Judith Viorst's trademark humor and keen sense of what's important to kids.

Uncle Mugsy and the Terrible Twins of Christmas

Eric Metaxas - 1995
    His only companion is his faithful butler, Peeves, who sees to his every worldly need, while Mugsy romances the elegant Miss Margaret Dogmont. But Mugsy’s perfectly singular existence is put in double jeopardy when his adorable niece and nephew arrive for an unexpected Christmas visit!Awarded a Silver Medal by The New York Society of Illustrators.

Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

Deanna F. Cook - 1995
    The recipes use fresh, healthy ingredients and feature imaginative presentations that kids will love to prepare (and devour), such as egg mice, fruit flowers, mini-meatballs, mashed potato clouds, and carrot coins. Includes fun stickers and other activities!

Storm Boy

Paul Owen Lewis - 1995
    There his spiritual journey begins. Powerful illustrations make stunning use of northwest coast Native American motifs to create a compelling atmosphere of mystery and displacement. Over 50,000 copies in print! 1996 American Book Award winner 1995 Best Children's Book of the Pacific Northwest 1996 Washington State Governor's Award winner

Color [With 5 Transparent Pages]

Ruth Heller - 1995
    Young readers and artists will enjoy peeling away the transparent overlays to discover how primary colors are mixed, and how a full-color painting breaks down into its primary colors.<P>* A Picture Puffin <br>* Full-color illustrations <br>* 40 pages <br>* 5 transparencies<br>* Ages 5 up<P>* An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"<br>* An IRA-CBC Children's Choice Book<br>* <i>Parenting</i> Magazine Reading Magic Award<br>* Kansas State Reading Circle<br>* Ohio Teachers' and Pupils' Reading Circle

The Rilloby Fair Mystery & The Rockingdown Mystery: 2 In 1 (Blyton Mystery)

Enid Blyton - 1995

Glory in the Cup: Glory Gardens, #1

Bob Cattell - 1995
    Hooker, the captain, finds that it takes time to build a cricket team. Will Glory Gardens go all out for victory or will they be out for a duck?

Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings

Matthew Van Fleet - 1995
    This charming introduction to colors, shapes, and animals has been delighting children all over the world for ten years! There is a surprise on every peek-a-boo page, where textured shapes magically turn into colorful creatures perfect for toddler's touching.

The Chalet School 2-in-1: The School at the Chalet & Jo of the Chalet School

Elinor M. Brent-Dyer - 1995
    Titles #1 and #2 in the Chalet School series.

Ring Fire

Beth Webb - 1995
    It might seem like magic but it is something different. And much stronger. Now the Fire has been taken from the Ring. It falls to Gemma, a kitchen maid, and Fleabag, a three-legged, humorous, talking cat, to find it. It must be restored to its rightful place and a new King or Queen must be crowned. But the evil wizards of Porthwain are determined to overcome the Fire and take its power for themselves. Gemma loses her courage and worse, is separated from Fleabag. In one final, terrible challenge, the Ring Fire seems to be lost when it is betrayed by someone who was sworn to protect it. There is no one left for Fleabag to turn to - or is there? Who is the strange boy who plays the fiddle and seems so afraid of everyone? In these three acclaimed stories, Beth Webb relates the thrilling series of conflicts over the Ring Fire as the unlikely accomplices battle the powers of destruction to save the kingdom.

The Million-Dollar Bear

William Kotzwinkle - 1995
    Although the Million-Dollar Bear is the most valuable teddy bear in the world, he's also the loneliest, locked up in a waterproof, burglar-proof, bulletproof vault. When he gets his freedom, he winds up in the arms of a family that adores him--even though they think he's not worth a red cent! Full color.

The Sensational Samburger

David Pelham - 1995
    Lit Guild.

If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do?

Sandra McLeod Humphrey - 1995
    This is a great way for them to build self-confidence in their ability to work through everyday problems! The 25 situations presented here and the thought-provoking questions at the end of each scenario have been developed to help you talk to your child about social and moral issues in a natural and nonthreatening way. What an entertaining way to learn vital life skills!

Wages Creek

Jeffrey Hickey - 1995
    That's when the real fun begins. The story takes place at Wages Creek, a magical place where the grasses are tall, the creek bubbles lullabies, and the local ducks are not like any ducks you've met before.

The Loose Tooth (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter book club)

Gina Mayer - 1995

How Sweet the Sound: African-American Songs for Children

Wade Hudson - 1995
    Featuring over 60 minutes of hand-clapping, foot-stomping music, the cassette showcases nine glorious songs from the book How Sweet the Sound: African American Songs for Children.

Babysitters Club Collection #2 (The Babysitters Club, #4-6)

Ann M. Martin - 1995
    Mary Anne Saves the Day5. Dawn and the Impossible Three 6. Kristy's Big Day

Bound for Glory (Glory Gardens)

Bob Cattell - 1995
    Hooker, the captain, worries that the team won't be able to hold it together but the team are determined to win against all odds.

The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet

Joseph Bruchac - 1995
    Locker's deeply hued paintings burst with the beauty of night." — The Horn Book

Trouble with the Fiend

Sheila Lavelle - 1995

The Dragon and the Unicorn

Lynne Cherry - 1995
    But one day Valerio discovers King Orlando cutting down trees to build a shelter. Only the king's young daughter, Arianna, seems sympathetic to the animals who are losing their homes. But can she save them all before it is too late?

Mouse Cookies: 10 Easy-To-Make Cookie Recipes with a Story in Pictures (With Cookie Cutter)

Laura Joffe Numeroff - 1995
    While you're waiting for your cookies to come out of the oven, enjoy the brand-new story in pictures—this time the boy from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie visits the mouse's house!

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse

Beatrix Potter - 1995

The Last Dance

Carmen Agra Deedy - 1995
    Sometimes on milk-moon nights, Ninny throws buttons at Bessie's window. When Bessie peeps outside, Ninny sings: "Bessie, oh Bessie! Come dance with me! For I hate to dance alone..."Down the drainpipe Bessie slides to visit Ninny, and off they go. Most nights, they visit the grave of Ninny's grandfather, Oppa. It was Oppa who taught them three things that they will never forget: to dance, to sing, and to tell stories. Oppa's wisdom ultimately inspires a pact between the two young friends--a pact that binds them together through love and marriage, war and separation, birth and death.In this simple but extraordinary story, New York Times best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy speaks to readers about the value of promises and the limitless power of love even in the face of death.

The Best Beak in Boonaroo Bay

Narelle Oliver - 1995
    A wise old pelican teaches a valuable lesson about individual differences in this charming Australian tale.

Bone Button Borscht

Aubrey Davis - 1995
    In this retelling of the classic folk tale "Stone Soup," a stranger teaches the poor villagers what can be accomplished with a few buttons and a little cooperation.