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  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, 1964 Caldecott Medal. 25th anniversary Edition, Hardcover, 1988.
  • Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Hardcover, 1986.
  • The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey, Madeleine L'Engle and H. A. Rey. Hardcover, 416 pages, 1995. Synopsis: Curious George, the monkey with the talent for trouble, has delighted millions of readers for more than 50 years. Now fans can have all seven of the original Curious George titles in one complete volume. Stories include Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Learns the Alphabet, and other Curious George adventures.
  • Curious George Goes to School by Margret Rey, Alan J. Shalleck (Editor), 1989.
  • Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, Hardcover, 1957.
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Hardcover, 1960.
  • Dinotopia Audio Adventure by James Gurney an audio tape
    Dinotopia: The World Beneath by James Gurney, 1995.
  • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark, 1976. The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' Newbery Award Book.
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, 1985.   1986 Caldecott Medal.     (audio tape- narrator William Hurt)   Gift Set (book and audio tape), 1990.     Polar Express Cd-Rom Edition, 1996.
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. 1970 Caldecott Medal, Reissue Edition, Library Binding, 1989.   (paperback)   Sylvester the donkey finds a magic pebble and unthinkingly wishes himself a rock when frightened by a lion. Although safe from the lion, Sylvester cannot hold the pebble to wish himself into a donkey again. Full-color illustrations.
  • Way Things Work by David Macaulay, 1988.
  • Golem by David Wisniewski, Lee Salsbery (Illustrator), 1997.
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. 1996 Newbery Honor Book, Corretta Scot King Award, 1995. Novel.   Levar Burton, Narrator (audio tape)
  • The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by N. H. Kleinbaum, Hugh Lofting (Illustrator), 1997. Newbery Award Told by nine year old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and future naturalist, the voyages of Doctor Dolittle and his company lead them to Spidermonkey Island.
  • Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, David Diaz (Illustrator), 1994. That buildings will burn and neighbors will feud may be difficult realities for children to accept. Though not a bed-time story, Smoky Night offers a blunt vision of violence which at the right stage in someone's growth teaches about one facet of our world. 1995 Caldecott Medal.

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