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Thank You, Mr. Falker

Patricia Polacco - 1998
    A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age.Patricia Polacco is now one of America's most loved children's book creators, but once upon a time, she was a little girl named Trisha starting school. Trisha could paint and draw beautifully, but when she looked at words on a page, all she could see was jumble. It took a very special teacher to recognize little Trisha's dyslexia: Mr. Falker, who encouraged her to overcome her reading disability. Patricia Polacco will never forget him, and neither will we.This inspiring story is available in a deluxe slipcased edition, complete with a personal letter to readers from Patricia Polacco herself. Thank You, Mr. Falker will make a beautiful gift for the special child who needs encouragement or any special teacher who has made a difference in the child's life.

Disney's Storybook Collection

Nancy Parent - 1998
    These short, easy-to-read retellings of classic Disney films will entertain little ones both day and night!

The Rough-Face Girl

Rafe Martin - 1998
    But only the girl who proves she can see him will be his bride. The two beautiful but spoiled daughters of a poor village man try their best to be chosen, but it is their Rough-Face-Girl sister, scarred on her face and arms from tending fires, who sees the Invisible Being in the wonder of the natural world.The dramatic illustrations reflect the vibrant earth colors of the native landscape and the wisdom and sensitivity of the protagonist.

The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

Janet SchulmanMargaret Wise Brown - 1998
    Here are classics such as Madeline and Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much I Love You and The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott Medal winners such as Make Way for Ducklings and Where the Wild Things Are; and family favorites such as Goodnight Moon, The Sneetches, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Alexander & The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day, soon to be a motion picture. The selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the complete array of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magical stories; stories about everyday life--and more. This beautiful edition includes a recommended list of books published in the time since this anthology's original compilation, including Caldecott Honors Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Olivia, with descriptive annotations intended to guide parents to these new books and new voices of the 21st century. Also included are an introduction from editor Janet Schulman, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As a gift, a keepsake, and a companion in a child's first steps toward a lifelong love of reading, The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury belongs in every family's bookcase.

I Love My Hair!

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley - 1998
    Keyana doesn't feel lucky to have such a head of hair, but Mama tells her she is because she can wear it any way she chooses.

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

Mary Packard - 1998
    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 Little Soul and the Sun: A Children's Parable Adapted from Conversations with God

Neale Donald Walsch - 1998
    Your child will discover a God that she or he can love, because God is love, as are all the Little Souls who are a part of God. And perhaps parents, too, will rediscover who they really are.

Disney's Mulan Classic Storybook (The Mouse Works Classics Collection)

Lisa Ann Marsoli - 1998
    Along the way she meets a cast of unforgettable characters who teach her all about acceptance and self-respect. Full color.

A Bad Case of Stripes

David Shannon - 1998
    One of the worst I've ever seen!"Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

The Rabbits

John Marsden - 1998
    Uses rabbits, a species introduced to Australia, to represent an allegory of the arrival of Europeans in Australia and the widespread environmental destruction caused by man throughout the continent.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Laura Joffe Numeroff - 1998
    They continue the tradition that began with such whimsical titles as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin with yet another tale of actions and consequences: If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Once again, Numeroff follows the potential effects of one creature's chaotic demands, creating a tale filled with beguiling characters, delightful anticipation, and a fun sense of adventure. In addition to being humorous and entertaining, If You Give a Pig a Pancake allows children to see how their own constant demands might frazzle their parents. Kids should also enjoy studying the subtleties in Bond's colorful illustrations, such as the facial expressions of the book's adorable protagonist or the details found in a mountain of bubbles and the contents of a closet. Easy to understand, stimulating to both mind and eye, and irresistibly amusing, this is one book children will likely want to read over and over again. --Beth Amos

Curious George and the Bunny

H.A. Rey - 1998
    Inspired by a vignette in the classic Curious George Flies a Kite, this is a sweet story of hide-and-seek.

The Magic School Bus in the Arctic: A Book About Heat: A Book About Heat

Anne Schreiber - 1998
    The Magic School Bus slides into the icy arctic to learn why people, animals, and things lose heat and how they preserve it--from house insulation to walrus blubber!

My First Book of Mormon Stories

Deanna Draper Buck - 1998

Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks

Kate Klise - 1998
    Please send a catalog.Designer Flo Waters responds:"I'd be delighted...but please understand that all of my fountains are custom-made."Soon the fountain project takes on a life of its own, one chronicled in letters, postcards, memos, transcripts, and official documents. The school board president is up in arms. So is Dee Eel, of the water-supply company. A scandal is brewing, and Mr. Sam N.'s fifth grade class is turning up a host of hilarious secrets buried deep beneath the fountain.

Mulan (Disney Princess)

Walt Disney Company - 1998
    Will Mulan bring shame to her family for what she has done? Or will she help save China from the Huns? Find out in this 24-page Pictureback book that retells the classic Disney film Mulan, and features a dazzling foil cover!

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories

Calef Brown - 1998
    Instead he cooks them up in pies. He doesn't use the legs or eyes or any artificial dyes . . . Not far from a greenish town, the Bathtub Driver is selling cut-rate imported shampoo. Georgie Spider serves up award-winning pies, while overhead on Highwire 66 there's a small problem causing an acrobat traffic jam. Ed's funny smell, Eliza's special jacket - they're all part of the picture in Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, fourteen stories about pesky snails, sleeping fruit, and one funky snowman. In the tradition of Edward Lear, Calef Brown has fashioned fourteen nonsense poems so zany that both young and old will be unable to suppress their laughter. Brown's invented words and sounds and their visual counterparts create both an audible and a visual feast. This is the kind of silliness children relish.

The Big Brag

Dr. Seuss - 1998
    A neighboring bear overhears the rabbit's boasting and takes offense. The challenge is on, and the bickering begins as the bear proclaims that his ability to smell is quite superior to the rabbit's hearing. It's up to a wise earthworm to point out the winner--neither! A great Seuss classic to give as a gift, with a story and a moral for our times.

Today I Feel Silly Other Moods That Make My Day

Jamie Lee Curtis - 1998
    And that’s okay! Follow the boisterous, bouncing protagonist as she explores her moods and how they change from day to day.

The Scrambled States of America

Laurie Keller - 1998
    S. of A. States all over the country were waking up, having their first cups of coffee, reading the morning paper, and enjoying the beautiful sunrise.All the states, that is, except for Kansas."At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story-starring all fifty states-is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.

No, David!

David Shannon - 1998
    He chewed with his mouth open (and full of food), he jumped on the furniture, and he broke his mother's vase! As a result, all David ever heard his mother say was "No, David!" Here is his story.

A Little Prairie House

Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1998
    They traveled far each day in their covered wagon, driving through tall grass until they found just the right spot for their new home. With the help of their kind neighbor, Mr. Edwards, Pa built a snug little house for the family in the middle of the wide-open prairie. 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 story-books. Renee Graef's warm paintings, inspired by Garth Williams' classic Little House illustrations, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life.Renée Graef recieved her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the illustrator of teh paper dolls and the Kirsten books in the American Girls Collection. She is also an avid hat collector, with over 150 hats at last count. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her huisband, Tim, and thier children, Maggie and Maxfeild.Join the Ingalls family as they pick a special spot on the prairie and build their snug log cabin home. Their new neighbor, Mr. Edwards, comes by to help, and after the hard work is through, everyone sings and dances to the joyful music of Pa's fiddle. Renee Graef's enchanting full-color illustrations, inspired by Garth William's classic artwork, bring Laura and her family lovingly to life in this eleventh title in the My First Little House Books series, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks.


Cherie Bennett - 1998
    Ten-year-old Becky is afraid. But she doesn't have to go through this alone . . . she's got a trio of singing zebras to keep her company! A herd of zebras from the Serengeti plains forges a special spiritual bond with Becky. They boost her spirits by telling her the story of Zink, a polka-dotted zebra with the most courage and the biggest heart. "Think Zink," the zebras tell her when things get bad. And when Becky does as they say, her soul voyages to Africa, where her imagination can run as free as the zebras.

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls

Valorie Schaefer - 1998
    With tips, how-to's, letters from girls, and facts from the experts, here's straightforward advice you can really use.

The Gingerbread Man

Jim Aylesworth - 1998
    A new rendition of a beloved classic by award-winning author/illustrator team Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock.Run! Run! Fast as you can! You can't catch me! I'm the Gingerbread Man! I've run from a husband! I've run from a wife! I've run from a butcher with a carving knife! I've run from a cow, and a muddy old sow, and I'll run from you, too! I can! I can!Jim Aylesworth's fresh, spirited tale --- to be read LOUD out loud --- and Barbara McClintock's expressive, exquisitely drawn characters combine to create a glorious new rendition of the favorite story about that sassy but delicious little cookie.

Hooray For Diffendoofer Day!

Dr. Seuss - 1998
    It highlights the importance of thinking for yourself.

Curious George Goes to a Movie

Margret Rey - 1998
    As usual, George's curiosity gets him into trouble but his clever tricks save the day.

Munschworks: The First Munsch Collection

Robert Munsch - 1998
    The stories in this Munsch collection are: • The Paper Bag Princess • I Have to Go! • David’s Father • The Fire Station • Thomas’ Snowsuit

Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale

Marcus Pfister - 1998
    When a big blue whale comes to live near their reef, there is a misunderstanding between him and Rainbow Fish and his friends that leaves everyone very unhappy and hungry.

Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory

Margret Rey - 1998
    When George and the man with the yellow hat go shopping at a chocolate factory store, George becomes curious about how the chocolates are made. Though he starts off following the factory tour, soon he is wanders off to investigate on his own. And when George follows his curiosity there is always fun to be had!

The Greedy Python

Richard Buckley - 1998
    Full-color illustrations.

Make Way for Ducklings, One Morning in Maine, Lentil

Robert McCloskey - 1998
    This three-books-in-one volume presents a trio of McCloskey classics, all celebrating the wonders of childhood and the sweet rhythms of a slower, simpler life: A family of displaced ducks finds the perfect home in Make Way for Ducklings; in One Morning in Maine, Sal loses her tooth before she gets a chance to make her wish; and lentil tells the story of how a young boy and his shiny new harmonica save the day when a VIP comes to town. 2-color illus.

Curious George's Dream

Margret Rey - 1998
    It seems he is always too small! But when George falls asleep and wakes up BIG, he discovers being too large can be difficult, too, and maybe he's the right size after all. The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.

Stone Soup

Heather Forest - 1998
    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. This story about community teaches readers the importance of sharing, generosity and vegetables!August House Publishers offer an animated version of Stone Soup as well as free lesson plans!

Aliens Love Underpants

Claire Freedman - 1998
    This humorous tale describes how aliens, rather than visiting Earth to take over the planet, really visit to steal your pants.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Iza Trapani - 1998
    The spirited and irresistible itsy bitsy spider has captured the hearts of generations of children by climbing up that water spout. Now she's back—on a new magical journey!This all-new itsy bitsy spider has exciting encounters with a fan, a mouse, a rocking chair, a cat and a big maple tree. Finally, the itsy bitsy spider finds a lovely spot to rest and spin a new silky web. Children will enjoy time and again the delightful adventures of the energetic itsy bitsy spider.

Scooby-Doo! and the Haunted Castle

James Gelsey - 1998
    It's a chilling new case for the super sleuths and Scooby-Doo!

Bathtime for Biscuit

Alyssa Satin Capucilli - 1998
    For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody’s favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure!Woof, woof! Biscuit needs a bath!Everything is ready for Biscuit's bath; everything except Biscuit! He wants to roll in the mud and play with his friend Puddles! Will Biscuit ever be clean? Join Biscuit in this bathtime fun-filled adventure.Bathtime for Biscuit, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!

Emma Chichester Clark - 1998
    When Blue Kangaroo feels misplaced by Lily's new toys, he wonders if she would even notice if he were gone? A heartwarming and comforting tale of sibling rivalry, loyalty, and lasting love, I Love You Blue Kangaroo is a Child Magazine Best Kids' Book of the Year.

Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds

Tish Rabe - 1998
    After a quick lesson on just exactly what a bird is, they go motoring around the world to observe our fine feathered friends in their natural habitats. Time flies, and soon it's late, but the Cat saves the day by shifting his vehicle into Fine Feather All-Weather Flying Machine mode and winging Dick and Sally back home.

The Legend of Sleeping Bear

Kathy-jo Wargin - 1998
    the richness of their work underscores the beauty of the legend, preserving this story for generations to come.

Hey, Little Ant

Phillip Hoose - 1998
    Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?

Sugar Snow

Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1998
    A late snow helps the trees make more sap for maple syrup, and maple syrup means sweet sugar cakes and sticky fingers for Laura! Doris Ettlinger's enchanting full-color illustrations, inspired by Garth Williams's artwork, perfectly capture Laura and her family in this My First Little House Book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods.

To Every Thing There Is A Season

Leo Dillon - 1998
    Simple yet profound, the inspiring words and pictures make this the perfect gift choice for birthdays, weddings, religious celebrations, and times of mourning. Each passage in the book is accompanied by a spread of original artwork from a different culture including Celtic, Egyptian, Japanese, Mayan, Greek, Indian, Medieval European, Ethiopian, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Aboriginal, Inuit, and Arabic.

Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon

Margret Rey - 1998
    Rushmore. There's no time to take a helicopter ride for a close-up view - the hot air balloon races are about to start! Whisked up and away at the races, a surprised George gets a close-up view of the presidents after all. The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books will appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and will feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.

Look, Look!

Peter Linenthal - 1998
    . . all for baby's eyes to see. This sturdy board book, full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies. A few words in curving red type on each spread describe the scenes -- a car races, a cat stretches, flowers bloom-- and extend the book's age appeal so that it will be fascinating to older babies, too. Striking and stylish, Look Look! is the ideal first board book for babies just beginning to look and learn. Peter Linenthal is an illustrator who has taught art in elementary schools for twenty years.


Marianna Mayer - 1998
    From the poignant meeting the growing bond of friendship between horse and man to the dramatic slaying of the fearsome fire-breathing Chimera, this is an unforgettable adventure that will stir the imagination of young and old alike. Featuring glorious paintings that readers will want to savor again and again, here is a magnificent edition of a timeless Greek classic.

Tibet: Through the Red Box

Peter Sís - 1998
    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 . . .In New York, Peter Sis receives a letter from his father. "The Red Box is now yours," it says. The brief note worries him and pulls him back to Prague, where the contents of the red box explain the mystery of his father's long absence during the 1950s.Czechoslovakia was behind the iron curtain; Vladimir Sis, a documentary filmmaker of considerable talent, was drafted into the army and sent to China to teach filmmaking. He left his wife, daughter, and young son, Peter, thinking he would be home for Christmas. Two Christmases would pass before he was heard from again: Vladimir Sis was lost in Tibet. He met with the Dalai Lama; he witnessed China's invasion of Tibet. When he returned to Prague, he dared not talk to his friends about all he had seen and experienced. But over and over again he told Peter about his Tibetan adventures. Weaving their two stories together - that of the father lost in Tibet and that of the small boy in Prague, lost without his father - Sis draws from his father's diary and from his own recollections of his father's incredible tales to reach a spiritual homecoming between father and son. With his sublime pictures, inspired by Tibetan Buddhist art and linking history to memory, Peter Sis gives us an extraordinary book - a work of singular artistry and rare imagination. This title has Common Core connections.Tibet Through the Red Box is a 1999 Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Special Citation.

The Mightiest Heart

Lynn Cullen - 1998
    Laurel Long joins the ranks of today

Look-Alikes: The More You Look, the More You See!

Joan Steiner - 1998
    In Look-Alike Land, the more you look, the more you see! Using everything from acorns to zippers, artist Joan Steiner has created stunning three-dimensional scenes that will amaze and captivate puzzlers of all ages.

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Joyce Dunbar - 1998
    Willa is afraid of bad dreams. "Think of something happy," suggests her big brother, Willoughby. But Willa needs his help. So together they think of all the happy things that await her in the morning--cozy slippers to warm her little feet, a yummy breakfast, and the morning itself, which loves to gently nudge her awake. But for Willa, the happiest thing of all is knowing that Willoughby will be there in the morning, too, just like always. This reassuring bedtime book will quickly become a cherished addition to family libraries--favorite for grown-ups and little ones to share for years to come.

Free to Be...You and Me and Free to Be...a Family

Marlo Thomas - 1998
    Here are playful and humorous stories, poems, pictures, and songs -- by Shel Silverstein, Carly Simon, Jerry Pinkney, Charlotte Zolotow, Judith Viorst, Arnold Lobel, and many more -- that encourage children to be who they want to be.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book, a project born of love and hope, will be used for children's grants for survival, safety, and educational projects.

Pippi Goes to School

Astrid Lindgren - 1998
    She's not about to walk, she'd rather ride her horse. And Pippi can't be bothered with spelling and math; she's more interested in drawing on the floor and finding out when Christmas vacation starts. Pippi may be ready for school, but is school ready for Pippi? Pippi Goes to School is a great introduction for young children to the wacky, wonderful world of Pippi Longstocking.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret / Blubber / Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

Judy Blume - 1998
    The second story is an autobiographical novel while in the third novel, Jill realizes that it isn't nice to bully other children.

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups

David Wisniewski - 1998
    Do they really care about nutrients and mattresses, or are they hiding something? Luckily, one fearless grown-up will risk his neck and his dignity to find out. Disguised as everything from a chocolate milk scuba diver to a giant nose, this counterspy uncovers the disturbing truth. And what he learns will shock you like nothing before. Startling suckface emergencies! Dangerous digit gangs! Powerful sumo cells! Those are just some of the secrets revealed in this book by Caldecott medalist David Wisniewski. But don′t let anyone catch you reading it-especially grown-ups. Who knows what could happen if they knew that you knew?


Jennifer Armstrong - 1998
    Exploring these stitched visions--of proud ships and sparkling oceans, of golden towers and distant cities, of buccaneers, sea serpents, and gold--the austere townspeople find themselves transformed. A husband and wife suddenly fall in love again, brightly colored flags appear on rooftops, houses are painted in azure and crimson, dances are held...Pockets is Jennifer Armstrong's tale of people made new by their imaginations, and of the mysterious young seamstress who brings this about. Her luxurious storytelling is equaled by the rich palette and exuberance of Mary GrandPré's illustrations.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Walt Disney Company - 1998
    Milne's tales of a round bear named Winnie the Pooh. Realizing how popular these tales would be with all children, Walt Disney decided that the creatures of the Hundred-Acre Wood deserved to be immortalized in animated film. The stories from all the classic movies have been collected together in this gorgeous treasury perfect for sharing.

The Hairy Toe (Read and Share)

Daniel Postgate - 1998
    Grouped in four progressive levels, Read and Share books - available individually for the first time - are specially selected for qualities that encourage literacy skills and a love of reading.Sixteen top-quality books with notes for extending reading fun inspire the confidence parents and children need to experience the joys of reading . . . together. Plus an informative Parents’ Handbook!What is Read and Share?—An expert selection of sixteen high-quality picture books by superb authors and illustrators, featuring a multicultural array of subjects, including poetry and rhymes, traditional songs, stories, and information books —Four progressive levels - Beginnings, Early Steps, Next Steps, and Taking Off - each including four fabulous picture books—Two full spreads inside each book offering suggestions and activities inspired by the story, designed to help parents and children get the most out of each book - and build a foundation for reading success—A separate 24-page, full-color Parents’ Handbook providing extensive practical information and detailed answers to many of the questions parents ask about encouraging their children’s literacy

Disney's The Parent Trap

Hallie Marshall - 1998
    Find out what follows when she comes face-to-face with her long-lost, separated-at-birth twin sister. Discover how these girls come up with a wacky scheme to reunite their divorced parents. A scheme that could only he called a Parent Trap.

Miss Mary Mack

Mary Ann Hoberman - 1998
     Everyone knows some version of this popular children's hand-clapping rhyme, but in this adaptation, the elephant's fateful jump over the fence is just the beginning of the fun. Popular children's author Mary Ann Hoberman has elaborated on this well known tale to create an absurdly funny story children will want to sing, chant, read, and clap to again and again.

Five Little Pumpkins

Dan Yaccarino - 1998
    Dan Yaccarino's vibrant and bold illustrations bring these pumpkins to life with personality and style. Toddlers are sure to laugh out loud as these pumpkins roll out of sight!

A Weave of Words: An Armenian Tale

Robert D. San Souci - 1998
    A reworking of Armenian folktales in which a lazy prince learns to read, write, and weave to win his love only to have these very talents later save him from a three-headed monster.

The Enchanted Table And Other Stories

Enid Blyton - 1998

Romeo and Juliet for Kids

Lois Burdett - 1998
    "Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.Romeo and Juliet for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.

The Little Rose of Sharon

Nan Gurley - 1998
    This beautifully illustrated folk tale about a flower that gives all its petals to save the life of a yet-to-be-hatched dove compares the little Rose's personal sacrifice to that of God's only Son.

Measuring Penny

Loreen Leedy - 1998
    She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ... Penny's nose = 1 inch long Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit longPenny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide ... and that's only the beginning! Lisa learns a lot about her dog and about measuring, and even has fun doing it.This clear and engaging concept book, delivered with a sense of humor, is certain to win over the most reluctant mathematician.

The Usborne Children's Bible

Heather Amery - 1998
    Beautiful collection of Bible stories for young children


Uri Shulevitz - 1998
    Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.Uri Shulevitz' playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.

Tales from Shakespeare

Marcia Williams - 1998
    With the help of her signature comic-strip style, the Bard’s 400-year-old masterworks become as relevant to young readers today as they were to theatergoers way back then.


P.K. Hallinan - 1998
    In this delightful and warm book, author/artist P K Hallinan weaves a story of children helping others and leaving heartprints all along the way. Bright illustrations will make this book a childhood favorite.

Before You Were Born

Jennifer Davis - 1998
    Children learn how Mommy is feeling and how the baby is developing, about hiccups, kicks, and umbilical cords, a first heartbeat, and the contractions that mark the beginning of labor.For expectant mothers and curious little kids, and especially for kids with siblings on the way, it is an interactive storybook that delivers delight and information and reassurance, too.


Rosemary Wells - 1998
    "Ick!" says one of the Franks. "It's seaweed!" They're not even impressed by her red bean ice cream dessert. Of course, Mrs. Jenkins has a plan that might solve Yoko's problem. But will it work with the other children in class?"This brightly colored schoolroom charmer [is] a perfect book for those American-melting-pot kindergarteners who need to develop a genuine respect for one another's differences." —Publishers Weekly, starred reviewDon't miss the other stories about Yoko, including Yoko Finds Her Way

Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories

Aliki - 1998
    In Part I, “Painted Words,” Marianthe is frustrated about being unable to communicate with her peers. Her teacher encourages her to paint her words, and little by little she finds ways to share her story with her classmates.In Part II, “Spoken Memories,” Marianthe tells her class about her life in Greece, how her Papa left for a better job in America, and how she and her family eventually came to join him.Based on Aliki’s own experience as a schoolgirl in Philadelphia, this is an essential, timely, and relevant American immigration story. With appealing, accessible art and a universal message, Marianthe’s Story is sure to resonate with children and educators alike.The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books said, “Few picture books have captured [the immigrant experience] with such well-crafted and telling simplicity.”

Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories

Rosemary Wells - 1998
    Instead, she spent her life fording icy streams and climbing untracked mountains to bring medical help to those in need. More nurses on horseback joined Mary . . . and the Frontier Nursing Service was born. Mary's story is amazing. And it is true."Wells's realistic yet poetic prose perfectly captures the dichotomy of the majestic beauty of Appalachia and the harsh realities of mountain life. . . . This one's a gem."--School Library Journal

Bear by Himself (A Little Dipper Book)

Geoffrey Hayes - 1998
    Geoffrey Hayes illustrates this gentle ode to solitude in jewel-like color and intricate detail.

Franklin's Valentines

Paulette Bourgeois - 1998
    As his pile of valentines begins to grow. Franklin feels bad that he has none to give in return. But in the true spirit of the day, everyone assures Franklin they don't need a valentine to know they're his friends.

Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon

Denys Cazet - 1998
    "We could do that, " says Moo to Minnie, as they watch the farmer quit work and hang his hat on a nail. "Do what?" Minnie asks. "Drive that tractor, " says Moo, ever the dreamer. "I have been thinking. What does the farmer have that we do not?" "Hands and feet, " says Minnie, ever practical. "No, " says Moo. "Boots and a hat." And buoyed by that undeniable logic, the two set off on a drive that they believe takes them to the moon. Other farm animals are involved-all with hilarious consequences.

Mrs. Mack

Patricia Polacco - 1998
    The tough-looking kids and scary old man next door can't help. How can she ride here? Then along comes Mrs. Mack with her snakeskin boots and big Southern smile. She knows everything about horses -- and kids. And, sure enough, Pat learns more than she ever imagined -- not just about horses, but people too.Patricia Polacco shares a story of her childhood hero in this tribute to a woman who knew that working with and riding horses could test young people, and change them in remarkable ways.

Franklin's Christmas Gift

Paulette Bourgeois - 1998
    In a touching denouement, he discovers that generosity has rewards that more than compensate for the pain of parting with a beloved possession. Full-color illustrations.

So Many Bunnies: A Bedtime ABC and Counting Book

Rick Walton - 1998
    This cozy bedtime book has the comforting familiarity of a lullaby combined with the basic concepts toddlers enjoy exploring.Rick Walton and Paige Miglio’s sweet tale has charmed readers throughout the years. This board book edition is perfect for small hands.

The Best Gifts

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch - 1998
    It starts with her birth and concludes when she welcomes her own baby.On each occasion, friends and family bring gifts to celebrate. In the end, though, the most cherished gifts are the ones that cannot be purchased.The first cherished gift Sara receives is her mother's milk and the story comes full circle when she gives that same gift to her own baby.Originally published in 1998, The Best Gifts has been fully revised, with all-new illustrations and updated breastfeeding resource information.Marsha Skrypuch is the author of many books for children, including Silver Threads, The Best Gifts, Enough, The Hunger and Hope's War. Among the numerous writing awards won her novel about the Armenian genocide, Nobody's Child, was nominated for the Red Maple Award, the Alberta Rocky Mountain Book Award, the B.C. Stellar Award; and it was listed by Resource Links as a Best Book.

Squids Will be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables

Jon Scieszka - 1998
    A general moral offered by the book is, "If you are planning to write fables, don't forget to change people's names and avoid places with high cliffs".

I Spy Gold Challenger: A Book of Picture Riddles

Jean Marzollo - 1998
    You've never seen I Spy like this!

Pooh Gets Stuck

Walt Disney Company - 1998
    Young readers will cheer for Pooh when he finally gets free.

The Old Woman and the Wave

Shelley Jackson - 1998
    That is why it waits on dry land, curled over her house, bent low to hear her every word. Most of these are grumpy, though, for the old woman has lived her whole life beneath the wave and therfore can see nothing good in it. Her roof is stuck like a pincushion with umbrellas, which she hopes will stem the drippings and droppings from above. But no. She and the wave go on with their lives until a wanderer appears and sees not the bother in the wondrous wave, but the possibilities. And then the old woman can see them, too, and together with her old dog Bones she flows away toward the blue and distant mountains, surging and plunging, swirling and climbing in a washtub boat she's had handy just in case the wave ever fell. It had fallen years ago: in love. The words and spectacular collage paintings make something majestic out of newfound vision -- an original way for sharing with young dreamers.

Family Story Collection

Sheryl Kahn - 1998
    Adapted from seventy-five years of classic Disney films, each story in this collection imparts a specific message to today's children. "A Fair Fight" shows how Peter Pan keeps his word, even in the midst of a perilous fight with Captain Hook. In "Born to Be King", Simba learns that he can't change his past, but he can improve his future. And in "Who Could Love a Beast?", Belle realizes that a gruff exterior can hide a tender heart.

Ten True Animal Rescues

Jeanne Betancourt - 1998
    These and more exciting true stories offer the best in real-life drama for animal lover!

Little Girls Bible Storybook for Mothers and Daughters

Carolyn Larsen - 1998
    Ages 4-7.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/1998 Pages: 360 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

The Greatest Treasure

Demi - 1998
    In this traditional Chinese tale, a poor man receives a treasure of gold and discovers the true value of simple pleasures.

The Emperor's New Clothes: An All-Star Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale (with Audio CD)

Starbright FoundationSteven Spielberg - 1998
    “The cast is A-list. The plot, legendary” (USA Today). Among the writers are Academy Award -winning and -nominated actors and actresses and other personalities from the worlds of entertainment and popular culture. Each celebrity contribution is illustrated with a stunning piece of art by illustrators who have created some of the most treasured classics of children's literature-Caldecott Medal and Honor winners, Kate Greenaway Award winners, Pulitzer Prize -winning cartoonist, New Yorker cover contributors, and many other internationally esteemed artists.The contributors' talents are outshined only by their generosity: All of the royalties and contributors' fees from this book have been donated to Starbright, an innovative charitable foundation committed to improving the lives of seriously ill children. The result is a gift book like no other, a glorious celebration for the whole family.

Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions

Ruth Heller - 1998
    The spare yet information-packed text is brought to life by eye-popping artwork. Colorful dragons, mysterious sea creatures, and rainbow-striped zebras leap from the pages. Simple yet clever, this inventive book will have readers saying "Yippee! Whoopee! And Hallelujah!""Youngsters will delight in the rhyming text, which artistically weaves information through vibrant illustrations." -School Library Journal

A Flying Ace Needs Lots of Root Beer (Peanuts)

Charles M. Schulz - 1998
    Marcie’s house). A bemused Marcie lets Snoopy take over her house—until he drinks all her root beer and makes a mess with the empty mugs. Can Marcie get Snoopy to go back to Charlie Brown and his doghouse, and can the World War I Flying Ace evade the Red Baron?Charles Schulz’ Peanuts comic strip charmed and delighted millions of fans—both kids and adults—for more than 40 years. In November 2015, a new 3D Peanuts movie will be released—the first in 35 years. Just in time for the new movie, this new ebook edition introduces the memorable Peanuts gang—Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Marcie, Schroder, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown—to a whole new generation of readers.

Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children

Geraldine Crisci - 1998
    A JIST best seller!

Get Set for the Code - Book B

Nancy Hall - 1998
    Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/30/1998 Pages: 78 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

Everyone Gets Gold Stars But Me! (Peanuts Gang)

Charles M. Schulz - 1998
    She gives them out for good spelling, attendance, and even for drinking milk. But Peppermint Patty has never gotten a gold star—and she wants one. But then the teacher’s box of treasured gold stars goes missing, and Peppermint Patty is the main suspect. She enlists the help of Snoopy, the “world-famous attorney,” and goes undercover. She is determined to find the real culprit and earn a gold star fair and square.Charles Schulz’ Peanuts comic strip charmed and delighted millions of fans—both kids and adults—for more than 40 years. In November 2015, a new 3D Peanuts movie will be released—the first in 35 years.Just in time for the new movie, this new ebook edition introduces the memorable Peanuts gang—Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Marcie, Schroder, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown—to a whole new generation of readers.

In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen

Cynthia Rylant - 1998
    A cookie company seems the perfect way to make a little money, but it turns out to be much more -- an opportunity to meet some very special neighbors!

A Peek-and-Find Adventure with Olivia Owl

Maurice Pledger - 1998
    Children are sure to have a hoot lifting the flaps searching for a friend for Olivia in this new peek-and-find adventure. Along the way, they discover a whole caboodle of critters like Pat Opossum, Dilly Dormouse, and Elly Eagle, who are only too happy to be Olivia's new friends. With interactive lift-the-flaps throughout, and a wonderful full-size pop-up surprise at the end, Maurice Pledger's heartwarming story comes alive in 3-D.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever/The Best School Year Ever

Barbara Robinson - 1998

You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman - 1998
    But its string becomes untied, and the balloon embarks on an uproarious journey through New York City. With an ever-increasing cast of wacky urban characters in tow, it soars past a host of landmarks. Eighteen famous paintings and sculptures are reproduced in this delightful, wordless book that explores the magical relationship between art and life.

Children of the Famine Trilogy

Marita Conlon-McKenna - 1998
    This beautifully packaged boxed set of Marita Conlon-McKenna's masterful famine trilogy, with a beautiful cover by PJ Lynch.