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LOOKING OUT FOR SARAH
LANG, GLENNA (PBR 14009)
Describes a day in the life of a seeing eye dog, from going with his owner to the grocery store and post office, to visiting a class of school children, and playing ball. Also describes their three-hundred mile walk from Boston to New York. (JF, K-3)

BEST PET OF ALL
LAROCHELLE, DAVID (PBR 16038)
A young boy enlists the help of a dragon to persuade his mother to let him have a dog as a pet. (JF, K-3)

MAN WHO MADE TIME TRAVEL
LASKY, KATHRYN (PBR 15020)
Describes the need for sailors to be able to determine their position at sea and the efforts of John Harrison, an eighteenth century man who spent his life refining instruments to enable them to do this. (JNF, 3-5)

DRAGON'S PEARL
LAWSON, JULIE (PBR 09945)
During a terrible drought, a cheerful, dutiful son finds a magic pearl which forever changes his life and the lives of his mother and neighbors. (JF)

EDWARD LEAR ALPHABET
LEAR, EDWARD (PBR 12043)
Illustrations and nonsense verses introduce the letters of the alphabet. (JNF, K-3)

MEASURING PENNY
LEEDY, LOREEN (PBR 12026)
Lisa learns about the mathematics of measuring by measuring her dog Penny with all sorts of units, including pounds, inches, dog biscuits, and cotton swabs. (JNF)

THERE'S A FROG IN MY THROAT!
LEEDY, LOREEN AND PAT STREET (PBR 15039)
Explains various animal expressions that employ similes, metaphors, idioms, and proverbs. (JNF, 2-4)

TIBILI
LEONARD, MARIE (PBR 14042)
After Tibili, a young African boy, follows Crope the spider's suggestion as to how he can avoid starting school, he discovers he wants to go after all. (JF, K-3)

JOHN HENRY
LESTER, JULIUS (PBR 09934)
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain. (JF)

LET'S TALK ABOUT RACE
LESTER, JULIUS (PBR 16356)
The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story." (JNF, K-3)

ONE WITCH
LEUCK, LAURA (PBR 15030)
A witch goes around to her fiendish friends--from two cats to ten werewolves--to gather the ingredients to make gruesome stew for her party. (JF, K-3)

NOT THE PIANO, MRS. MEDLEY!
LEVINE, EVAN (PBR 08958)
After several false starts, Mrs. Medley, loaded with gear, sets out for the beach with her grandson Max and her dog, Word. (JF)

MARKET!
LEWIN, TED (PBR 11026)
Describes, in simple text and illustrations, the special characteristics of different types of markets throughout the world, from the Fulton Fish Market in New York to Durbar Square, Patan, where temples rise like pagodas behind the flute sellers. (JNF, 2-4)

GORILLA WALK
LEWIN, TED & BETSY (PBR 13020)
Describes an expedition into the field in southern Uganda to observe mountain gorillas in their native habitat. (JNF, K-3)

HORSE SONG
LEWIN, TED AND BETSY LEWIN (PBR 18020)
DescribeS the landscapes, people, and activities encountered during a trip to Mongolia for Naadam, the annual summer festival where child jockeys ride half-wild horses for miles across the Mongolian steppe. (JNF)

CRY WOLF!
LEWIS, NAOMI (PBR 08921)
Cry Wolf! Haste makes waste! Sour grapes! These familiar expressions come from stories that have been told around the world for more than two thousand years. In this magical presentation Barry Castle's stunning paintings, with their unique other-wordly questions (JF, 2-4)

ARITHME-TICKLE: AN EVEN NUMBER OF ODD
LEWIS, PATRICK J. (PBR 15002)
Rhyming text and illustrations present a variety of math problems. (JF, 2-4)

POTATO
LIED, KATE (PBR 11020)
During the Great Depression, a family seeking work finds employment for two weeks digging potatoes in Idaho. (JF, K-3)

GERALDINE, THE MUSIC MOUSE
LIONNI, LEO (BR 20016)
AS GERALDINE BREAKS CHUNKS OFF AN ENORMOUS PIECE OF PARMESAN CHEESE FOR HER MICE FRIENDS, SHE UNCOVERS A STATUE OF A GIANT MOUSE HOLDING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A FLUTE. THAT NIGHT SHE HEARS MUSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. (JF, K-3)

INCH BY INCH
LIONNI, LEO (PBR 19019)
To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and best of all, a nightengale's song. (Preschool-grade 2). Caldecott Honor Book.

SWIMMY
LIONNI, LEO (PBR 11004)
Swimmy the fish loses his family and must learn how to brave the dangers of the sea on his own. (JF, K-3)

APPLESAUCE SEASON
LIPSON, EDEN ROSS (BR 19029)
IN THE FALL WHEN SCHOOL STARTS, GRANDMA DECLARES THAT IT IS APPLESAUCE SEASON AND LEADS THE WAY TO A FARMERS' MARKET. HER GRANDSON LOVES THE MANY DIFFERENT APPLE NAMES AND HELPS THE FAMILY COOK BATCHES OF THE TREAT IN THE KITCHEN. RECIPE INCLUDED. (K-3)

ONCE UPON A GOLDEN APPLE
LITTLE, JEAN (PBR 09950)
While on a picnic, a father puts together familiar elements from various stories until he comes up with a version his children like. (JF. K-3)

EASY EARTH-FRIENDLY CRAFTS IN FIVE STEPS
LLIMOS, ANNA (PBR 18035)
Lists materials- many recycled, such as egg cartons, paper towel tubes, pudding cups, wooden clothes, pins, corks, and scraps of cloth- and the five instructions needed to make animal shaped toys, dolls, a top, a coin purse, and more. Encourages substitutions and adult participation. (JNF, K-3)

NINI LOST AND FOUND
LOBEL, ANITA (BR 19041)
A PET CAT NAMED NINI SLIPS OUT OF THE HOUSE AND ENJOYS AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE--UNTIL DARKNESS FALLS. LARGE ANIMAL SHAPES AND NOISES FRIGHTEN HER, BUT THEN NINI HEARS HUMAN VOICES CALLING HER HOME. (JF, PRESCHOOL-GRADE 2)

ONE LIGHTHOUSE, ONE MOON
LOBEL, ANITA (PBR 13062)
Presents the days of the week, the months of the year, and numbers from one to ten through the activities of a cat and people in and around a lighthouse

FABLES
LOBEL, ARNOLD (PBR 09914)
Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich. (JF)

FROG AND TOAD TOGETHER
LOBEL, ARNOLD (PBR 17329)
Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery. (JF. K-3)

OTIS
LONG, LOREN (BR 19025)
A SCARED LITTLE CALF CALMS DOWN AFTER HE'S PLACED NEAR A SOFTLY PUTT-PUFFING TRACTOR NAMED OTIS. THEY BECOME INSEPARABLE--UNTIL THE FARMER BUYS A BIG YELLOW TRACTOR AND RETIRES OTIS. BUT WHEN THE CALF GETS STUCK IN MUD POND, ONLY HIS SPECIAL FRIEND CAN RESCUE HIM. (JF, PRESCHOOL-GRADE 2)

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
LONG, MELINDA (PBR 15034)
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life. (JF, K-3)

FABLES FROM AESOP
LYNCH, TOM, ADAPTED BY (PBR 13077)
Presents a collection of familiar short moral tales. (JF, K-3)

 
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