The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin; Rosana Faría (Illustrator); Elisa Amado (Translator); Rosana Faria (Illustrator)
Call Number: QC495.5 .C6813 2008
Publication Date: 2008-06-28
A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008 It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. This groundbreaking, award-winning book endeavors to convey the experience of a person who can only see through his or her sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. Raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, complement a beautifully written text describing colors through imagery. Braille letters accompany the text so that the sighted reader can begin to imagine what it is like to use Braille to read. A full Braille alphabet at the end of the book can be used to learn more.
I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis; BookSource Staff (Compiled by)
Call Number: PZ8.3 .C9335 2004
Publication Date: 2012-08-31
Lets you embark on a dreamy night-time jaunt with a young boy and the Moon. This title deals with overcoming a fear of the dark and discovering the world at night. It includes notes about the moon and plants and animals that thrive in the wee hours
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Call Number: PZ7 .E3225 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows. With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children. Includes an author's note and leaf-identifying labels.
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág
Call Number: PZ7.G1214 Mil 1956
Publication Date: 1952-09-24
An American classic with a refrain that millions of kids love to chant: Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats. Wanda Gág's enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American classic, widely recognized as the first modern picture book. First published in 1928, it was a recipient of the 1929 Newbery Honor Award and has gone on to sell over a million copies. With its charming illustrations and rhythmic, singsong refrain, Millions of Cats remains as beloved today as it was when it first appeared almost a century ago.
Beyond the Ridge by Paul Goble (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7 .G5384 1989
Publication Date: 1989-02-28
The Plains Indians vision of heaven unfolds as a spiritual journey in this book as we follow the death of a grandmother. The author won the Caldecott Medal in 1979 for his book The Girl Who Loved Horses. His other work includes Buffalo Woman, Star Boy and The Death of the Iron Horse.
The Gift of the Sacred Dog by Paul Goble
Call Number: E78 .G73G6 1987
Publication Date: 1984-10-01
A brave boy goes into the hills and prays for help for his people. A rider on a magnificent animal comes to him and says: "This animal is called the Sacred Dog. He can do many things your dogs can do and also more...He is as the wind: gentle but sometimes frightening." The clouds close and suddenly one by one countless Sacred Dogs course down from the sky. And so the courage of one determined boy is rewarded by the Great Spirit: The horse, or Sacred Dog, is given to his tribe.
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7 .H389 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-19
Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps. Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn't notice. Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. He is dreaming of everything he loves about the forest that is his home. Turn the page and you will see!
Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7 .K82325 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-06
JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF SWEET AND SCARY for the youngest trick-or treaters At the edge of town lives a clever girl with a spooky problem: Her house is haunted! Luckily, she happens to be a witch and knows a little something about taking care of ghosts. She catches them, puts them in the washing machine, airs them out to dry, and gives them new lives as sofa covers, table cloths, and, of course, bed sheets to cozy up under. Fresh and charming illustrations in dynamic orange, black and white bring this resourceful heroine and these spooky ghosts to life.
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7.M1336 Bl 1976
Publication Date: 1948-09-17
Caldecott Honor Book What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one? With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948. "The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside." -School Library Journal, starred review.
Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Illustrator)
Call Number: E99 .P9M25 1977
Publication Date: 1977-02-24
With vibrant colors and bold geometric forms, Gerald McDermott brilliantly captures the stylized look of Pueblo Indian art in this Caldecott Award-winning retelling of an ancient legend. A young boy searches for his father, but before he can claim his heritage he must first prove his worthiness by passing through the four ceremonial chambers: the kiva of lions, the kiva of snakes, the kiva of bees, and the kiva of lightning. Striking in its simplicity and grace, Arrow to the Sun vividly evokes the Native American reverence for the source of all life--the Solar Fire. Winner of the Caldecott
Piano Starts Here by Robert A. Parker (Illustrator)
Call Number: ML3930 .T2P37 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-08
Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful, energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it. Tatum came from modest beginnings and was nearly blind, but his passion for the piano and his acute memory for any sound that he heard drove him to become a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists alike. Included in the back matter is a biography and bibliography.
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7.R6413 My 2002
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Rabbit saves the day in a most ingeneous way. When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints. My Friend Rabbit is the winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal.
Egyptology by Emily Sands; Ian Andrew (Illustrator); Nick Harris (Illustrator); Helen Ward (Illustrator); Dugald A. Steer (Editor)
Call Number: DT60 .S22 2004
Publication Date: 2004-11-04
Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt through a fascinating journal from a lost expedition -- a treasure trove of fact and fantasy featuring a novelty element on every spread. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt -- and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples. Here are just a few of Egyptology'sspecial features: -- an extravagantly gilded cover, featuring a raised Horus hawk pendant with three encrusted gems -- a playable game of Senet -- ancient Egyptian checkers -- including board, pieces, original-style dice, and rules -- a souvenir booklet showing how to read simple hieroglyphs -- a scrap of textured "mummy cloth" -- a facsimile of the gilded mummy mask of King Tut -- a gilded eye-of-Horus amulet with a "jewel" at the end Rich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, Egyptology concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy.
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson; Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
Call Number: PS3569.W2696 H68 2008
Publication Date: 2008-05-05
2009 Caldecott Medal Winner A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this Caldecott Medal-winning bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers--a key, a bed, the moon--this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
Call Number: PZ7.V266 Gar
Publication Date: 1979-10-10
Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. It certainly wasn't the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. For in this bizarre and eerie place -- where strange topiary trees loomed -- the evil visage of Gasazi casts its shadow. And even after Alan escaped, the spell of Gasazi still seemed to penetrate into his everyday world. In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique picture book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both the real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness. In doing so, he has created exquisite and beautiful images that will continue to haunt readers long after they have left the enchanted garden of Abdul Gasazi.
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
Call Number: PS3572.A41367 M97 1984
Publication Date: 1984-09-24
Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story.
The Wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg
Call Number: PZ7 .V266 1983
Publication Date: 1983-03-23
At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? "Waves carried it up in a storm," says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever get that high? There is another story -- the story of a boy and his obsessive desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water and not upon it. Chris Van Allsburg tells that story of the boy and his boat, the Zephyr, in words and haunting, full-color pastel paintings. His sailboats sail the night sky with the stars in pictures so vivid that the reader can almost hear the wind in the sails. Here is a work of unusual artistry that will enchant readers of all ages for many years to come.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen; John Schoenherr (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7.Y78 Ow 1987
Publication Date: 1987-10-23
Celebrating 30 years of the beloved classic Owl Moon from renowned children's book author Jane Yolen and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator John Schoenherr! Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird. But there is no answer. Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is. Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a young child and her father as well as humankind's close relatiohship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading alound and sharing at bedtime.