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ANIMAL FRIENDS
HAGUE, MICHAEL (PBR 17027)
An illustrated collection of children's poetry which celebrates the lives of a wide variety of animals. (JNF, K-3)

ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH
HAMANAKA, SHEILA (PBR 09933)
Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable. (JF)

GIRL WHO SPUN GOLD
HAMILTON, VIRGINIA (PBR 13099)
In this African American retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin," Lit'mahn spins thread into gold cloth for the king's new bride. (JF, K-3)

PEOPLE COULD FLY: THE PICTURE BOOK
HAMILTON, VIRGINIA (PBR 16041)
In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away. "The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: (JNF, K-3)

175 AMAZING NATURE EXPERIMENTS
HARLOW, ROSIE (PBR 09938)
A collection of hands-on nature experiments, activities, and crafts. (JNF, 3-5)

PLACE CALLED KINDERGARTEN
HARPER, JESSICA (PBR 17010)
Wondering why their friend Tommy has not come to the barn at his usual time, the animals become alarmed when the dog tells them that he has gone to a place called "Kindergarten." (JF, K-3)

CLOCK STRUCK ONE: A TIME-TELLING TALE
HARRIS, TRUDY (BR 19027)
EXPANDED VERSION OF "HICKORY DICKORY DOCK." A CAT CHASES THE MOUSE WHO RAN UP THE CLOCK, FOLLOWED BY OTHER ANIMALS AND SOME PEOPLE TOO. BY MIDNIGHT ALL THE TIRED CREATURES FALL ASLEEP IN A HEAP. INCLUDES FACT SECTION ON TIME-TELLING USING ANALOG AND DIGITAL CLOCKS. (PRESCHOOL-GRADE 2)

DEAR BEAR
HARRISON, JOANNA (PBR 09942)
Katie is afraid of the bear that lives under the stairs in her house, until they exchange letters and she finally gets to meet him. (JF, K-3)

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, GEMMA
HAYES, SARAH (PBR 09000)
Little Gemma and her family prepare for Christmas all week and have a happy celebration on the day. (JF, K-3)

MAKING OF MY SPECIAL HAND
HEELAN, JAMEE RIGGIO (PBR 14001)
A child who was born with one hand tells the story of how people at the hospital made a helper hand for her, how the new hand operates, how it feels, and how she can use it. (JNF, K-3)

DAY OF AHMED'S SECRET
HEIDE, FLORENCE PARRY (PBR 08985)
A young Egyptian boy describes the city of Cairo as he goes about his daily work and waits for the evening to share a special surprise with his family. (JF)

GRIM & GHASTLY GOINGS-ON
HEIDE, FLORENCE PARRY (PBR 09905)
A collection of twenty-one humorous poems, about monsters and their ilk. (JNF)

HOUSE OF WISDOM
HEIDE, FLORENCE PARRY (PBR 13001)
Ishaq, the son of the chief translator to the Caliph of ancient Baghdad, travels the world in search of precious books and manuscripts and brings them back to the great library known as the House of Wisdom. (JF, 2-4)

CASTLE ON HESTER STREET
HELLER, LINDA (PBR 17050)
Julie's grandmother deflates many of her husband's tall tales about their journey from Russia to America and their life on Hester Street. (JF)

UP, UP & AWAY
HELLER, RUTH (PBR 09928)
Two children travel to the moon in a spaceship, do some exploring, and come back home again. (JNF)

GOOD DAY
HENKES, Kevin (PBR 17029)
A bird, a fox, a dog, and a squirrel overcome minor setbacks to have a very good day. (JF, K-3)

KITTEN'S FIRST FULL MOON
HENKES, KEVIN (PBR 16023)
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it. (JF, K-3)

LILLY'S BIG DAY
HENKES, KEVIN (PBR 17006)
When her teacher announces that he is getting married, Lilly the mouse sets her heart on being the flower girl at his wedding. (JF, K-3)

MY GARDEN
HENKES, KEVIN (BR 19016)
After helping her mother weed, water, and chase rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden... without weeds but with flowers and unusual things always popping up, including chocolate rabbits to eat. (JF, pre-school-grade 2)

OWEN
HENKES, KEVIN (PBR 09913)
Owen's parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they come up with a solution that makes everyone happy. (JF)

BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
HENNESSY, B.G. (PBR 17012)
A boy tending sheep on a lonely mountainside thinks it a fine joke to cry "wolf" and watch the people come running--and then one day a wolf is really there, but no one answers his call. (JNF, K-3)

FEATHERLESS/DESPLUMADO:STORY/CUENTO
HERRA, JUAN FELIPE (PBR 16017)
Although Tomasito's spina bifida keeps him in a wheelchair, where he often feels as confined as his flightless and featherless pet bird, he discovers that he can feel free when he is on the soccer field. (JNF, K-3)

UPSIDE DOWN BOY
HERRERA, JUAN FELIPE (PBR 13098)
The author recalls the year when his farm worker parents settled down in the city so that he could go to school for the first time. (JF, K-3)

LITTLE CHICK
HEST, AMY (BR 19008)
THREE STORIES ABOUT LITTLE CHICK AND HER WISE OLD-AUNTIE THE HEN, WHO OFFERS ADVICE. LITTLE CHICK CAN WAIT ONLY JUST SO LONG FOR A CARROT TO GROW; HAS TROUBLE FLYING A KITE; AND LONGS TO PUT THE EVENING'S FIRST STAR IN HER POCKET. UNCONTRACTED BRAILLE. (JF, K-3)

BARN SAVERS
HIGH, LINDA OATMAN (PBR 13011)
A young boy helps his father recycle a 19th-century barn. (JNF, K-3)

DAVE THE POTTER:ARTIST, POET, SLAVE
HILL, LABAN CARRICK (BR 20003)
DISCUSSES THE CREATIVE WORK OF SOUTH CAROLINA SLAVE DAVE (1834-1864), WHO MADE LARGE CLAY POTS AND JARS--SOME OF WHICH HE INSCRIBED WITH POEMS. (JNF K-3). C.S. KING AWARD/CALDECOTT HONOR. 2010.

HUSH!
HO, MINFONG (PBR 12025)
A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water-buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby. (JNF)

MAPLES IN THE MIST
HO, MINFONG (PBR 11017)
A collection of short poems written over 1000 years ago by such poets of the Tang Dynasty as Li Po, Yin Luan, and Du Mu. (JNF, 2-4)

TOOT AND PUDDLE: I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
HOBBOE, HOLLY (PBR 14019)
Delayed by a snowstorm, Toot gets unexpected help getting back to Woodcock Pocket in time to celebrate Christmas with Puddle (JF, K-3)

ONE OF EACH
HOBERMAN, MARY ANN (PBR 11048)
Oliver Tolliver, who lives alone in his little house with just one of everything, discovers that it is more fun to have two of everything and share with a friend. (JF, K-3)

THUNDERHOOF
HOFF, SYD (PBR 09922)
Thunderhoof, a wild horse, refuses to be tamed by the cowboys but misses their company after they give up and turn him loose. (JNF)

AMAZING GRACE
HOFFMAN, MARY (PBR 08955)
Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do. (JF)

ANGEL JUST LIKE ME
HOFFMAN, MARY (PBR 11029)
An African-American child wonders why all Christmas tree angels look alike and sets out to find an angel that looks just like him. (JF, 2-4)

DREAMTIME
HOLLYER, BELINDA (PBR 12033)
From fresh new selections to traditional favorites and time-honored verses passed down through the ages, these thirty tender lullabies offer comfort and tranquility as bedtime draws near. Featuring selected works from Russell Hoban, Eve Merriam, Walter de (JNF, K-3)

BALLAD OF BELLE DORCAS
HOOKS, WILLIAM L. (PBR 08993)
When she falls in love with Joshua, a slave, free-born Belle Dorcas uses the magic of a conjer woman to keep Joshua with her. (JF)

OH, NO! WHERE ARE MY PANTS AND OTHER DISASTERS:POEMS
HOPKINS, LEE BENNETT (PBR 16021)
Fifteen poems about having a bad day. (JNF, K-3)

SPECTACULAR SCIENCE
HOPKINS, LEE BENNETT (PBR 13005)
Showing that science is not a dry subject at all these poems cover a wide array of topics, including tools of science, weather, seeds, animals, and the processes of freezing. (JNF, 2-4)

ABE LINCOLN CROSSES A CREEK
HOPKINSON, DEBORAH (PBR 18048)
Two frisky boys, who don’t know how to swim, try to cross the storm-swollen waters of Knob Creek on a log. Seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls in. His ten-year-old best friend, Austin Gollaher, pulls him out, saving the life of the future president. (K-3)

APPLES TO OREGON:BEING THE (SLIGHTLY) TRUE NARRATIVE OF HOW A BRAVE PIONNER FATHER BROUGHT APPLES, PEACHES, PEARS,PLUMS, GRAPES,
HOPKINSON, DEBORAH (PBR 16035)
A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century. Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling. (JF, K-3)

FANNIE IN THE KITCHEN: THE WHOLE STORY FROM
HOPKINSON, DEBORAH (PBR 14008)
Fannie Farmer is a mother's helper in the Shaw house, where the daughter gives her the idea of writing down precise instructions for measuring and cooking, which eventually became one of the first modern cookbooks. (JNF, K-3)

MY GREAT-AUNT ARIZONA
HOUSTON, GLORIA (PBR 08996)
An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of schoolchildren. (JNF, 2-4)

SECOND IS A HICCUP: A CHILD'S BOOK OF TIME
HUTCHINS, HAZEL (PBR 17049)
Provides an examination of the concept of time through amusing verse and bright illustrations that highlight the differences between quantities of time throughout a life. (JNF)

 
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