- Brer Rabbit Stories from Uncle Remus (1941)
- The Wonderful Story Book (1948)
- Willie’s Adventures (1954)
- Sneakers (1955)
- The Best-Loved Tales By Margaret Wise Brown (1992)
- Baby Love Library (1999)
- Sleepy Bunnies (2001)
- Friendly Tales (2008)
- When the Wind Blew (1937)
- The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile (1938)
- The Little Fireman (1938)
- The Noisy Book (1939)
- The Country Noisy Book (1940)
- The Indoor Noisy Book (1942)
- Night and Day (1942)
- The Runaway Bunny (1942)
- Little Chicken (1943)
- Red Light Green Light (1944)
- The Little Fisherman (1945)
- Little Lost Lamb (1945)
- Little Fur Family (1946)
- The Little Island (1946)
- The Golden Egg Book (1947)
- The Golden Sleepy Book (1947)
- Goodnight Moon (1947)
- The Shy Little Horse (1947)
- The Sleepy Little Lion (1947)
- The Sleepy Book (1948)
- Wait Till the Moon Is Full (1948)
- The Color Kittens (1949)
- The Important Book (1949)
- My World (1949)
- A Pussycat’s Christmas (1949)
- The Quiet Noisy Book (1950)
- Pussy Willow (1951)
- The Summer Noisy Book (1951)
- Two Little Gardeners (1951)
- A Child’s Good Morning Book (1952)
- Doctor Squash (1952)
- Mister Dog (1952)
- The Noon Balloon (1952)
- Seven Little Postmen (1952)
- The Train to Timbuctoo (1952)
- Where Have You Been? (1952)
- The Sailor Dog (1953)
- Sleepy ABC (1953)
- The Friendly Book (1954)
- Sailor Boy Jig (1954)
- Wheel on the Chimney (1954)
- Young Kangaroo (1955)
- Home for a Bunny (1956)
- Nibble Nibble (1959)
- The Diggers (1960)
- Two Little Trains (1960)
- Christmas in the Barn (1961)
- On Christmas Eve (1961)
- The Golden Bunny (1963)
- The Whispering Rabbit (1965)
- Shhhhhh Bang (1969)
- The Steamroller (1974)
- Fox Eyes (1977)
- City Noisy Book (1978)
- Don’t Frighten the Lion! (1979)
- Once Upon a Time in a Pigpen (1980)
- Things I Like (1982)
- The Dead Bird (1985)
- The Little Fir Tree (1985)
- A Child’s Good Night Book (1985)
- Egg Book (1987)
- The Golden Birthday Book (1989)
- Baby Animals (1989)
- Big Red Barn (1989)
- The Dream Book (1990)
- David’s Little Indian (1992)
- Four Fur Feet (1992)
- The Seashore Noisy Book (1993)
- The Grasshopper and the Ants (1993)
- The Winter Noisy Book (1994)
- The Ugly Duckling (1994)
- The Day the First Walnut Fell (1994)
- Three Orphan Kittens (1995)
- Animals in the Snow (1995)
- Little Donkey Close Your Eyes (1995)
- The Sleepy Men (1996)
- Baby’s First Library (1997)
- I Like Stars (1998)
- The Little Scarecrow Boy (1998)
- Bumble Bee (1999)
- I Like Bugs (1999)
- Another Important Book (1999)
- Bunny’s Noisy Book (1999)
- A Child is Born (2000)
- Love Songs of the Little Bear (2001)
- Mouse of My Heart (2001)
- The Dirty Little Boy (2001)
- A Baby’s Gift (2001)
- Love Song of Autumn (2001)
- Love Song of Spring (2001)
- Love Song of Summer (2001)
- Love Song of Winter (2001)
- Songs from the Earth (2002)
- Big & Little (2002)
- Robin’s Room (2002)
- The Good Little Bad Little Pig (2002)
- White Fresias (2002)
- Sheep Don’t Count Sheep (2003)
- The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin (2003)
- Goodnight Bear (2004)
- The Flying Mouse (2005)
- Bumble Bugs and Elephants (2006)
- Yoko Writes Her Name (2008)
- Good Day, Good Night (2017)
- A Home in the Barn (2018)
- Little Golden Book Train Stories (2014)
- Cortez and the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards in 1521 (1988)
- Homes in the Wilderness (1988)
- The Days Before Now (1994)
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Margaret Wise Brown Books Overview
The Wonderful Story Book
There are so many wonderful houses! There are bird houses and barns, beehives and bunny holes, circus tents and snail shells, tree tops and tortoise shells. But who lives in the most wonderful house of all? Celebrated author Margaret Wise Brown and illustrator J. P. Miller lead us on a colorful journey through land, sea, and air to find out who lives in each house. From the Hardcover edition.
Sneakers saw something. It was yellow and pink on the outside…
. Then he crept up to it and peeked in. On Sneakers‘ first trip to the seaside, his curious paws find surprises in the sand. There’s a mischievous crab, playful shrimp, and a shell that echoes the roar of the ocean. The lyrical prose of Margaret Wise Brown, beloved author of Goodnight Moon, and the masterful miniaturist paintings of Anne Mortimer perfectly capture the spirit and essence of one lone feline and the sea, too. Adapted from stories in the 1955 publication of Sneakers Seven Stories About a Cat, this picture book will find a happy home in the hearts of those who love cats and the seaside.
A MUST HAVE COLLECTION of the most cherished Golden Books written by Margaret Wise Brown. Beautifully bound with 224 gilded pages, it includes The Color Kittens, Home for a Bunny, and 18 other bestselling stories and poems some of which are available only in this collection!
When the Wind Blew
An old lady living alone by the sea finds joy and comfort from her seventeen cats and especially one small blue grey kitten.
The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile
A reprint of one of Ms. Brown’s first books, which compiles her own poems, sketches, and stories.
The Little Fireman
Brown’s dashing story about The Little Fireman and the big fireman, who each save 15 fat ladies, splash out the blaze, and return home for pink ice cream and bedtime. The glass plates from which Slobodkina’s stunning art was first printed in 1938 were accidentally destroyed years ago, and the brilliant intensity of the first edition was lost until now.
The Noisy Book
Muffin the dog is blindfolded for a day and tries to identify things by the sounds they make.
The Indoor Noisy Book
A little dog who has a cold stays indoors all day and listens to the sounds of housecleaning, meals being eaten, and the wind and rain beating on the window pane.
The Runaway Bunny
Hardcover editions of two all time children’s favorites now available together in a boxed set:Goodnight Moon is a classic cherished by generations of readers and listeners as the perfect bedtime story, with poetic words and gentle, lulling illustrations. The Runaway Bunny is Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd’s first collaboration, a magically comforting story about a bunny’s imaginary game of hide and seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Clement Hurd redrew some of his original pictures for this edition of The Runaway Bunny, enhancing the timeless spirit of this classic book.
Red Light Green Light
The original illustrator of this classic picture book provides faithfully recreated artwork to replace the lost original illustrations, and together with the jazzy but simple prose, offers young readers a look at a busy day and quiet night on the roads.
The Little Fisherman
The Little Fisherman brought together two exceptionally talented women, Dahlov Ipcar and Margaret Wise Brown, who would emerge in postwar America as artistic and literary giants. This delightful and charming book now stands as a milestone in children’s literature that has been cherished by generations past, and will be by generations to come.
Little Fur Family
There was a Little Fur Familywarm as toastsmaller than mostin little fur coatsand they lived in a warm wooden tree. The Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child’s day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed ‘all soft and warm,’ and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song. Cuddle up to a classic with this timeless story! Garth William’s soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown’s rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Bound in imitation fur, Little Fur Family is sure to comfort and delight.
The Little Island
Once there was a little island in the ocean. That little island changes as the seasons come and go. The storm and the day and night change it. So do the lobsters and seals and gulls that stop by. Then one day a kitten visits The Little Island and learns a secret that every child will enjoy.
The Golden Egg Book
Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny and a little duck that is about to hatch!
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. ‘Goodnight room, Goodnight Moon.’ And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one he says goodnight. In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. Generations of children have begged to hear this story before bed. Now children can add a new element to their bedtime routine by flipping the tape and listening to the original Goodnight Moon lullaby on the reverse side. In a new, beautifully designed reusable pouch, this wonderful recording of the classic bedtime story and the special bonus of the soothing, original lullaby composed especially for this recording is just right for sleepyheads. American Bookseller’s Pick of the Lists 1995
Wait Till the Moon Is Full
There was once a little raccoon who wanted to go out in the night to know an owl, to see if the moon is a rabbit, and to find out how dark is the dark. But his mother said, ‘Wait. Wait Till the Moon Is Full.’ So the little raccoon waited and wondered, while the moon got bigger and bigger and bigger. Until at last, on a very special evening, the moon was full.
The Color Kittens
Once there were two color kittens with green eyes, Brush and Hush…
. So begins the whimsical tale of two pouncy kittens who, with their countless cans of paint, make all the colors in the world. First published 60 years ago, this classic Little Golden Book is now available in the durable Little Golden Treasures format.
The Important Book
The important thing about The Important Book is that you let your child tell you what is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat if he wants to. For the important thing about The Important Book is that the book goes on long after it is closed. What is most important about many familiar things like rain and wind, apples and daisies is suggested in rhythmic words and vivid pictures. ‘A perfect book…
the text establishes a word game which tiny children will accept with glee.’ K.
Two years after the debut of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd collaborated once again, creating this perfect companion to everyone’s favorite bedtime story. Now you can revisit that beloved world of a little bunny and his family. Together, gentle illustrations and poetic words capture the excitement of a young child exploring new boundaries, as the bunny greets all the familiar things in ‘Your world. My World.’From one of the most popular author illustrator teams in children’s literature, this is a timeless picture book in which good morning is as reassuring and enchanting as goodnight.
A Pussycat’s Christmas
There are certain sounds the rustle of tissue paper, the melody of a Christmas carol and certain sights the light of a fireplace fire, the sparkle of Christmas ornaments that signal the coming of Christmas. To Pussycat, the essence of Christmas is made up of all of these sensations, which capture the mystery and beauty of this favorite holiday. Margaret Wise Brown’s affectionate text, first published in 1949, has been reillustrated by Anne Mortimer in a glowing new edition, perfect for cat lovers and Christmastime revelers to enjoy for many Christmases to come. An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild
This classic Golden tale is now available, for the first time ever, in a collectible hardcover edition. No library is complete without this beloved Little Golden Storybook.
Two Little Gardeners
Children will enjoy this story of a young brother and sister who plant seeds that will result, after much hard work and patience, in a bountiful garden! It teaches that good things come to those who wait, and features a little song at the end of the book: What We Plant in the Spring We Eat in the Fall.
A Child’s Good Morning Book
It’s time to wake up! Roosters are crowing, rabbits are nibbling, flowers are opening, bees are buzzing. How will you start your morning? Join four special little ones as they awaken with the warm rising sun. You, too, can glide gently into the morning with rousing text by Margaret Wise Brown and vibrant illustrations by Karen Katz. Originally published in 1952, this book will inspire all of us to celebrate the wonder and possibility that comes with the dawning of each new day.
From the Golden Books archives comes a Margaret Wise Brown gem, with fresh new illustrations! Mother, Mother, I am sickCall for the Doctor quick quick quick! When tiny toys of all kinds cry, Doctor Squash comes running! Always ready to mend and soothe, to pat and prescribe, Doctor Squash helps each doll stay ‘fit as a fiddle and right as rain.’ And when the good doctor himself falls ill, you can be sure there will be a crackerjack team of dolls turned doctors ready to rush to his aid! Beautifully reillustrated by David Hitch, this whimsical Golden Book from the 1950s will enchant a new generation.
Once upon a time there was a funny dog named Crispin’s Crispian. He was named Crispin s Crispian because he belonged to himself. So begins the story of a dog who runs bang into a little boy, who also belongs to himself. This quirky, breathtakingly illustrated story is one of Margaret Wise Brown s best.
Seven Little Postmen
This lively poem by the author of Goodnight Moon tells the tale of one little boy’s letter. What happens after the boy drops it into the mailbox? How does it get to his grandma s house? Children will enjoy this rollicking tale of the Seven Little Postmen who got the mail through.
The Train to Timbuctoo
Number 4 in the series, this classic story by bestselling children’s author, Margaret Wise Brown author of Goonight Moon, follows the travels of two trains one big, one little as they head down the tracks for Timbuctoo.
Where Have You Been?
Where has the Little Old Cat been? To see this and that Said the Little Old Cat…
Where does the Little Old Fish swim? Wherever I wish Said the Little Old Fish…
Have you also wondered where a cat or a squirrel has been or where a bird flies or a whale sails? How about why a bunny runs? With playful, rhyming verse, Where Have You Been?? perfectly captures the wonderful, wise questions that children ask every day. The treasured text by Margaret Wise Brown, author of goodnight moon, has been newly illustrated by two time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon, creating a picture book classic that children will love to see, to hear, and to read again and again.
The Sailor Dog
Scuppers the Dog wants to be a sailor. He was born at sea and all he wants to do is go to sea. When Scuppers finally gets a chance to go to sea he is shipwrecked. But he doesn’t let that bother him. He fixes his boat and goes back out to sea, this time ending up at a foreign seaport. Scuppers is now truly a Sailor Dog.
From A is for Aaaah when a small kitten sighs to Z is for Zipper now zip into bed…
here are twenty six ways to say goodnight. Margaret Wise Brown wrote this book not long after she wrote Goodnight Moon. She knew a thing or two about putting little ones to bed. Now Karen Katz has made it shine with bright and cheerful new pictures. Any sleepy toddler will want to read this over and over…
until it’s really time to say go to sleep!
The Friendly Book
I like cars / Red cars, green cars / Sports limousine cars / I like cars…
Since 1954 parents and children have adored The Friendly Book, where everything is likable, from bugs to boats and from cars to stars. Garth Williams’s lively illustrations are a perfect counterpart to Margaret Wise Brown s playful lists of wonderful things. From the Hardcover edition.
Sailor Boy Jig
the sailor as he
dances a jig!
The first paperback edition of a classic picture storybook from the author ofthe multi million copy bestseller Good Night Moon. A baby kangaroo lives deepinside his mother’s pouch on the grassy plains of Australia. When he’s older,he is left all alone for the first time. Will he ever be safe and warm again?2 color illustrations.
Home for a Bunny
Generations of children have followed this furry, lovable bunny on his journey to find a home. A family favorite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown’s simple yet playful tale is beautifully complemented by Garth Williams’s exquisite artwork.
From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
Originally published in 1959, five delightful poems by Margaret Wise Brown capture the simple eloquence of the natural world and illuminate the whimsy of bunnies at play. Now the charming paintings of award winning naturalist artist Wendell Minor will ‘Nibble Nibble nibble’ their way into the hearts of a whole new generation of Margaret Wise Brown readers.
First published in 1960, a timeless narrative about the universal experience of digging, from a worm winding its way through the earth to the swinging of the great jaws of the steam shovel, is complemented by bold, stylized illustrations. Children’s BOMC.
Two Little Trains
Two trains are heading West. One is a shiny train, moving fast. The other Is an old train, moving not so fast. What can they have in common? Much more than you think!
This treasured story from the author of Goodnight Moon has been newly illustrated by two time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon. Margaret Wise Brown’s brilliantly simple text is fittingly showcased by the Dillons’ extraordinarily inventive illustrations. You’ll be surprised where the Two Little Trains take you. Come and see!
Christmas in the Barn
What child is this Who is born here Where the oxen Stomp and peer…
When Christmas in the Barn was first published in 1952, it demonstrated all of Margaret Wise Brown’s mastery at skillfully fashioning a truly childlike interpretation of the Nativity story. For this larger, full color edition, Caldecott Honor artist Diane Goode has created a new tableau of visitors to the barn that will delight generations of new readers.
On Christmas Eve
It was the middle of the night. And the night of all nights it was Christmas. In the big, quiet house where parents are sleeping, the children wait and listen, thinking of reindeer and angels and stars. Then, with no sound but their own thumping hearts, the children creep downstairs to see the glorious tree and to make a Christmas wish. Margaret Wise Brown’s magical story captures all the wonder and mystery of a child’s Christmas Eve. Nancy Edwards Calder’s exquisite paintings highlight all the detail that make this night so special. Christmas Eve has never been so beautiful as in this luminous re illustration of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic text of three children delighting in the splendor and magic of a traditional Christmas Eve. Glorious paintings by Nancy Edwards Calder bring a glow to each page that captures the warmth and anticipation of this very special night.
The Whispering Rabbit
When a bee flies into his throat while he is yawning, a little rabbit tries to find a way to get it to fly out.
A fox causes consternation among the animals whose secrets he discovers. Little do they realize that because of the fox’s secret, they have no cause for worry.
The Dead Bird
Finding a still warm but dead bird, a group of children give it a fitting burial and every day, until they forget, come again to the woods to sing to The Dead Bird and place fresh flowers on its grave. An excellent handling of the subject of death in which all young children have a natural interest. BL.
The Little Fir Tree
They put golden tinsel on his branchesAnd golden bellsAnd green iciclesAnd silver starsAnd red and green and blue and purple chains of shining Christmas balls. All alone in an empty field grew a little fir tree. It dreamed of being part of a forest or part of anything at all. Then one winter day, a man takes The Little Fir Tree away and it finds itself at the center of a little boy’s very special celebration. This treasured story by the legendary Margaret Wise Brown has been newly illustrated by award winning artist Jim LaMarche. Warm, glowing paintings complement the gentle text to capture the true heart of Christmas.
A Child’s Good Night Book
Night is coming and small things without words are going to sleep…
sleepy bunnies, sleepy birds, and sleepy children, too, are getting under their covers. ‘Jean Charlot’s illustrations are first rate.’ NYT. Barbara Bader called this 1943 book, now restored to its original size and format, ‘the first of the true bedtime books.’ 1944 Caldecott Honor Book
The Golden Birthday Book
As a worm, a bee, a squirrel, a wild pig, and a little rabbit celebrate their individual birthdays, each gets a special present.
A classic bedtime story out of print for over 40 years returns, newly illustrated by Caldecott Honor Book winner Susan Jeffers.
Big Red Barn
By the Big Red Barn
In the great green field,
There was a pink pig
Who was learning to squeal.
There were horses and sheep and goats and geese and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the Big Red Barn. In joyous and exuberant
Pictures, Felicia Bond lovingly evokes Margaret Wise Brown’s simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps.
There were horses and sheep and goats and geese and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the Big Red Barn.
In joyous and exuberant pictures, Felicia Bond lovingly evokes Margarett Wise Brown’s simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps.
‘Brown’s melodic text is beguiling, while its subject’the Big Red Barn that houses a menagerie of animals and their offspring’will have instant appeal to young children. Bond’s newly added drawings have a simplicity that suits the story about the cycle of a day on a farm . A welcome reprise.’ ‘BL.
Children’s Books of 1989 Library of Congress
Four Fur Feet
Young readers accompany a four footed animal on an exciting, rhythmical journey around the world. By the author of Good Night Moon. Reissue.
The Seashore Noisy Book
Muffin, a little dog with sharp ears, enjoys new sights, sounds, and experiences during a visit to the seashore.
Animals in the Snow
Follows the adventures of five animals a squirrel, a bird, a cat, a dog, and a bunny as they react to the first snowfall of the year by running to their warm homes and leaving tracks in the snow.
Little Donkey Close Your Eyes
As night falls, animals from around the world including a little monkey, some silly sheep, and five little kittens end their busy days and close their eyes to sleep. This classic bedtime poem written by the beloved author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, and illustrated by award winning artist Ashley Wolff, will gently rock little ones to sleep.
The Sleepy Men
A big man and a little man are both about to go to sleep, but before they do, the big man is going to tell the little man a story of how the Boy in the Moon became the Man in the Moon.
Baby’s First Library
Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved bedtime classics have lulled generations of children to sleep with their soothing sounds. Now, for the first time, these three classics are shrinkwrapped together in a beautifully designed gift package. The gift set includes Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, with pictures by Clement Hurd, along with Big Red Barn, illustrated by Felicia Bond.
I Like Stars
Mile 1 books entice brand new readers with rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. The type is big, the words are easy, and the art is bright and bold., , ‘Red stars. Yellow stars. I Like Stars.’, In this Mile 1 book, this wonderfully easy to read poem about stars is rich with Margaret Wise Brown’s vibrant imagery and classic style. A great reader for fans of her bestselling Goodnight Moon.,
The Little Scarecrow Boy
‘Once upon a time in a cornfield there lived a scarecrow and his scarecrow wife and their little scarecrow boy.’ So begins Margaret Wise Brown’s long lost treasure about a little scarecrow boy and the lessons he learns from his scarecrow father every day of the world, until the time he decides to test his knowledge and himself. Published here for the first time as a picture book, The Little Scarecrow Boy is a timeless story about the things children cherish family, home, and their place in the world. Tender and funny, it celebrates the tradition of passing knowledge from one generation to the next, and the exuberance that comes with reaching one’s full potential. Known for his stunning design and breathtaking craftsmanship, Caldecott medal recipient, David Diaz declares an entirely new direction with The Little Scarecrow Boy. He perfectly captures the essence of this all but forgotten gem of a story with a bright palette and a remarkably fresh, childlike view of the world.
Humming along like baby thunder Sweet, fuzzy, round, and tumbly the bee in Margaret Wise Brown’s much loved poem is completely alive and lovable. Victoria Raymond’s sculptured illustrations make him even more huggable and create a bright journey that little fingers will love to trace.
I Like Bugs
Black Bugs. Green Bugs. Fat Bugs. Buggy Bugs., I Like Bugs!, , A rhyming ode to insects, penned by none other then Margaret Wise Brown. This poem was originally published in The Friendly Book., , Mile 1 books entice brand new readers with rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. The type is big, the words are easy, and the art is bright and bold.
Another Important Book
The Important thing
about being One
is that life
has just begun.
In a playful voice that is uniquely Margaret Wise Brown’s comes this delightful picture book about just what it means to be six, five, four, three, one, two and ‘most importantly’ you. Caldecott Honor Medalist Chris Raschka’s innovative illustrations burst with energy and literally dance along with Brown’s whimsical verses of discovery. A sturdy mirror fixed to the last page allows readers to literally become a part of the story.
Another Important Book is the never-before-published companion to one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, The Important Book, originally published in 1949, by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by Leonard Weisgard. It’s an invitation to celebrate toddlerhood. Turn the pages to find out exactly what’s so important about some of the most important ages of a child’s life.
Bunny’s Noisy Book
From best selling author Margaret Wise Brown, comes a wonderfully satisfying board book edition of a beloved story. Brown’s lyrical text and gentle question/answer format offer young children plenty of opportunity to chime right in! The sweet characters are brought to life with adorable paintings by best selling artist Lisa McCue.
A Child is Born
Hardcover: 32 pages ; Dimensions in inches: 11. 00 x 0. 50 x 11. 00 Publisher: Hyperion; October 1, 2000 ASIN: 0786825642 Baby Preschool This lyrical celebration of the miracle of Christmas is now just the right size for little hands! Margaret Wise Brown’s simple, poetic language brought to life by Floyd Cooper’s spectacular paintings offer a fresh perspective on the Holy Family and the miraculous birth of Christ.
Love Songs of the Little Bear
From Margaret Wise Brown, the author of the beloved classic, Goodnight Moon, here are four never before published poems, illustrated with stunning gouache paintings by Susan Jeffers. Celebrating the profound in everyday moments and simple things, these poems combine to tell the sweet and tender tale of a well loved little bear. Follow him through the seasons of the year, as he experiences the wonders of the world for the first time. Together, Brown and Jeffers have created an ode to the power of parental love and the ways in which it carries a child through the joys of discovery.
Mouse of My Heart
From the archives of Margaret Wise Brown comes a stunning collection of more than 50 poems and stories, many previously unpublished and all expertly crafted by the author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. This rich anthology is illustrated with vibrant paintings by Loretta Krupinski. Her jewel toned palette, charming characters, and plentiful details perfectly complement the text. Included are a table of contents, an index, and an introduction by noted biographer Leonard S. Marcus.
The Dirty Little Boy
From the author of Goodnight Moon, this is the story of a very dirty little boy who tries to clean himself by imitating the bathing habits of animals. However, what works well for a bird, a pig, or a horse only makes a boy dirtier. In rhythmic prose accented by sly wit, this is an ideal read aloud, illustrated with charming verve. First published nearly 45 years ago, this classic story is now available as a picture book.
A Baby’s Gift
Goodnight Moon In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. ‘Goodnight room, goodnight moon.’ And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one he says goodnight. In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. The Runaway Bunny Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny’s imaginary game of hide and seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time.
What do you do with a child who paints on doors and windows, hides sneakers full of sand in his parents’ bed, and saws the corners off chairs? You give him a room of his own, of course! When Robin’s parents agree to turn the renovations over to Robin, it’s clear his artistic vision will turn the room, and the book, upside down. From Margaret Wise Brown, one of America’s finest children’s picture book authors, and the talented team of Steven Johnson and Lou Francher comes a humorous and heartwarming tribute to creative children everywhere and the adults who support them.
The Good Little Bad Little Pig
When a little boy named Peter asks his mother for a pet pig, he’s in for a few surprises. But no matter how dirty, messy, noisy, or stubborn his unusual pet is she s always perfect in Peter s eyes. Margaret Wise Brown is the renowned author of Goodnight Moon, Love Songs of the Little Bear, My World of Color, Robin s Room, and Mouse of My Heart. Dan Yaccarino is the celebrated author and illustrator of several books for children, including the Blast Off Boy and Blorp series. He is also the creator of Oswald, a popular animated television series.
Sheep Don’t Count Sheep
Sleep, little lamb, and dream your dream.
The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin
There was once a small pumpkinin a great big field,A very small green pumpkinthe size of an apple. The little pumpkin dreams that one day he will grow up to be a fierce yellow pumpkin who scares the field mice, like the scarecrow does. Then one day in autumn, three children come to his field, and he unexpectedly gets the chance for his dream to come true…
. This long lost treasure from the author of Goodnight Moon has never before been published. Who Better to bring it to life than Caldecott Medalist Richard Egielski? His rich, warm illustrations are the perfect complement to the inimitable words of Margaret Wise Brown.
a great story to read to your children at night. Has large letters, easy to read.
Bumble Bugs and Elephants
Start with something that is great big. A bumble bug? Then add more animals two great big chickens? for a sing songy read aloud perfect for the youngest reader. The best part of this colorful book of opposites is that it never ends! Do you know something that is great big? Do you know something that is tiny little?
Yoko Writes Her Name
Yoko is so excited for the first day of school. She’s just learned to write her name. But when Mrs. Jenkins asks Yoko to show everyone, Olive and Sylvia make fun of her Japanese writing. Yoko can t write. She s only scribbling! The teasing continues as Yoko shares her favorite book at show and tell, and reads it back to front. That evening, Yoko declares that she can t go back to school. How can I when my reading and writing are a failure? she asks. Luckily a little wisdom from her Mama, a little cooperation from Mrs. Jenkins, and a lot of enthusiasm from her classmates teach Yoko the most important lesson of the year: that friendship can bridge cultural differences. Not only does Yoko learn to read and write in English and graduate Kindergarten with her classmates, but everyone s name appears in two languages on their diploma even Olive s and Sylvia s!
Cortez and the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards in 1521
A follower of Hernando Cortez describes how a small group of Spaniards was able to defeat the mighty Aztecs and lay claim to their territory and treasures for Spain.
Homes in the Wilderness
A modern translation of the journal kept by Governor William Bradford and others of the Mayflower company describing the landing of the Pilgrims on Cape Cod, their search for a homesite, the first meetings with Indians, and the final building of the settlement at Plymouth.