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SHORTCUT
MACAULAY, DAVID (PBR 10016)
Visual clues provide answers to the mysterious interrelationship of a series of brief stories. (JF)

JEREMY KOOLOO
MAHURIN, TIM (PBR 10017)
One word for each letter of the alphabet tells the simple story about the antics of A Big Cat. (JF, K-3)

CLOSE TO THE WIND: THE BEAUFORT SCALE
MALONE, PETER (PBR 18003)
Explains how the Beaufort scale is used to measure the force of the wind especially at sea. In 1810, a British naval officer and surveyor named Francis Beaufort developed a scale to give sailors a common language for describing the wind. (JNF)

WASH, SCRUB, BRUSH !
MANNING, MICK (PBR 15011)
Kids get tired of washing their hands. They get sick of being told to scrub their nails. Just why do they have to keep brushing their teeth, anyway? Keeping clean takes up a lot of time and energy, but everyone needs to do it—even animals! Colorful and fu (JNF, K-3)

MATZAH THAT PAPA BROUGHT HOME
MANUSHKIN, FRAN (PBR 10029)
A cumulative rhyme in the style of "The House That Jack Built" describes the traditions connected to a family's celebration of the Passover seder. (JNF. K-3)

MIRIAM'S CUP
MANUSHKIN, FRAN (PBR 11049)
A Jewish mother preparing for Passover tells her young children the story of Miriam, the Biblical woman who prophesied the birth of Moses. (JNF, 2-4)

SWINE LAKE
MARSHALL, JAMES (PBR 12036)
A hungry wolf attends a performance of Swine Lake, performed by the Boarshoi Ballet, intending to eat the performers, but he is so entranced by the story unfolding on the stage that he forgets about his meal. (JF, 2-4)

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD & HER DOG
MARSHALL, JAMES, ILL (PBR 08961)
Old Mother Hubbard runs errand after errand for her remarkable sheepdog. (JF)

BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YO
MARTIN, BILL (PBR 09944)
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them. (JF. K-3)

PANDA BEAR, PANDA BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?
MARTIN, BILL JR. (PBR 15043)
Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals. (JF, K-3)

SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY
MARTIN, JACQUELINE BRIGGS (PBR 12032)
A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. (JNF)

WATER GIFT AND THE PIG OF THE PIG
MARTIN, JACQUELINE BRIGGS (PBR 15037)
An orphan girl discovers that she shares her grandfather's gift for finding things when their very clever pig disappears. (JF, K-3)

ROUGH FACE GIRL
MARTIN, RAFE (PBR 11031)
In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. (JF. 2-4)

PEGASUS
MAYER, MARIANNA (PBR 12024)
Retells how Bellerophon, son of the king of Corinth, secures the help of the winged horse Pegasus in order to fight the monstrous Chimera. (JF. 4-6)

TURANDOT
MAYER, MARIANNA (PBR 10018)
Princess Turandot asks three riddles of her suitors, and only the one who answers them correctly can become her husband. (JF)

BEATRICE'S GOAT
MCBRIER, PAGE (PBR 14006)
A young girl's dream of attending school in her small Ugandan village is fulfilled after her family is given an income-producing goat. Based on a true story about the work of Project Heifer. (JF. K-3)

ADELE & SIMON
MCCLINTOCK, BARBARA (PBR 17244)
When Adele walks her little brother Simon home from school he loses one more thing at every stop: his drawing of a cat at the grocer's shop, his books at the park, his crayons at the art museum, and more. (JF. K-3)

MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS
MCCLOSKEY, ROBERT (PBR 10039)
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring. (JF. K-3)

MIRETTE ON THE HIGH WIRE
MCCULLY, EMILY ARNOLD (PBR 08962)
Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear. (JF)

ANANSI THE SPIDER: A TALE FROM THE ASHANTI
MCDERMOTT, GERALD (PBR 15041)
In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky. (JNF. K-3)

CREATION
MCDERMOTT, GERALD (PBR 15025)
A retelling of creation, based on Genesis 1:1 through 2:3 of the Hebrew Bible, Enuma Elish, the illuminated Bibles Moralisées, Sarajevo Haggadaah. (JF. 3-5)

MUSICIANS OF THE SUN
MCDERMOTT, GERALD (PBR 11040)
In this retelling of an Aztec myth, Lord of the Night sends Wind to free the four musicians that the Sun is holding prisoner so they can bring joy to the world. (JF. 2-4)

LION'S SHARE
MCELLIGOTT, MATTHEW (PRB 18049)
At lion’s dinner party, the cake quickly disappears as each guest cuts half the remaining portion, leaving nothing for the king. Not to be outdone by ant, who promises to bake lion another cake, each guest proposes to bake twice as many as the last. (JF, K-3)

FRIENDLY BEASTS
MCGINLEY, SHARON (PBR 13086)
In this version of a traditional Christmas carol, the friendly stable beasts tell of the gifts they have given to the newborn Jesus. (JF. K-3)

LADY IN THE BOX
MCGOVERN, ANN (PBR 11036)
When Lizzie and Ben discover a homeless lady living in their neighborhood, they must reconcile their desire to help her with their mother's admonition not to talk to strangers. (JF. K-3)

NIGHT BECOMES DAY
MCGUIRE, RICHARD (PBR 10007)
The progress of time is illustrated by a sequence of objects and themes, including stream/river/ocean and street/highway/bridge. (JNF)

PRECIOUS AND THE BOO HAG
MCKISSACK AND ONAWUMI (PBR 16019)
Home alone with a stomachache while the family works in the fields, a young girl faces up to the horrifying Boo Hag that her brother warned her about. (JF. K-3)

GOIN' SOMEPLACE SPECIAL
MCKISSACK, PATRICIA C. (PBR 14020)
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library. (JF, K-3)

LISTEN FOR THE BUS
MCMAHON, PATRICIA (PBR 10021)
A real-life look at David, who is blind, as he begins kindergarten. (JF)

HOW MANY SEEDS IN A PUMPKIN?
MCNAMARA, MARGARET (PBR 17334)
Charlie, the smallest child in his first grade class, is amazed to discover that of the three pumpkins his teacher brings to school, the tiniest one has the most seeds. (JF)

SEVEN SPOOLS OF THREAD
MEDEARIS, ANGELA SHELF (PBR 13078)
When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, a (JF)

RAINBABIES
MELMED, LAURA K. (PBR 08994)
When the moon gives twelve tiny babies to a childless couple, the new parents take great care of their charges and eventually receive an unexpected reward. (JF. 3-5)

CAPITAL! WASHINGTON D.C.  FROM A TO Z
MELMED, LAURA KRAUSS (PBR 15036)
Rhyming text and illustrations present the sights of Washington, D.C., from A to Z. (JNF. 2-4)

BAM BAM BAM
MERRIAM, EVE (PBR 09948)
In this noisy poem, a wrecking ball demolishes old houses and stores to make way for a skyscraper. (JNF. K-3)

GIRL WHO LOVED CATERPILLARS
MERRILL, JEAN (PBR 08986)
In this retelling of an anonymous twelfth-century Japanese story, the young woman Izumi resists social and family pressures as she befriends caterpillars and other socially unacceptable creatures. (JF)

MOSES GOES TO A CONCERT
MILLMAN, ISAAC (PBR 12011)
Moses and his schoolmates, all deaf, attend a concert where the orchestra's percussionist is also deaf. Includes illustrations in sign language and a page showing the manual alphabet. (JF)

DIFFERENT JUST LIKE ME
MITCHELL, LORI (PBR 13095)
While preparing for a visit to her grandmother, a young girl notices that, like the flowers in Grammie's garden, people who are different from one another also share similarities and it's okay to like them all the same. (JF. K-3)

UNCLE JED'S BARBERSHOP
MITCHELL, MARGAREE K. (PBR 09921)
Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop. (JNF)

MY ROWS AND PILES OF COINS
MOLLEL, TOLOLWA M. (PBR 13013)
A Tanzanian boy saves his coins to buy a bicycle so that he can help his parents carry goods to market, but then he discovers that in spite of all he has saved, he still does not have enough money. (JF. K-3)

JUAN BOBO GOES TO WORK
MONTES, MARISA (PBR 14036)
Although he tries to do exactly as his mother tells him, foolish Juan Bobo keeps getting things all wrong. (JF, K-3)

LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN
MONTES, MARISA (PBR 17018)
Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror. (JF. K-3)

NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
MOORE, CLEMENT CLARKE (PBR 12029)
A newly illustrated version of the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor. (JNF. 2-4)

DONA FLOR: A TALL TALE ABOUT A GIANT WOMAN WITH A GREAT BIG HEART
MORA, PAT (PBR 16047)
Doña Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal, but soon discovers the tiny secret behind the huge noise. (JF. K-3)

LOVE TO MAMA;
MORA, PAT (PBR 14015)
13 Latino poets write with joy humor, and love about the powerful and undeniable bond between mothers, grandmothers, and children, and the effects their own mothers and grandmothers had on them. (JNF. K-3)

JUST A MINUTE
MORALES, YUYI (PBR 16006)
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind. (JF. K-3)

JUST IN CASE: A TRICKSTER TALE AND SPANISH ALPHABET BOOK
MORALES, YUYI (PBR 18045)
Riding his bicycle to Grandma Beetle’s birthday party, Senor Calavera meets Zelmiro the Ghost, who reminds him to take a gift. Senor Calavera collects an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents and with Zelmiro’s help, finds the best gift of all. (K-3) Pura Belpre Honor Book.

HOUSES & HOMES
MORRIS, ANN (PBR 09918)
A simple discussion of different kinds of houses and what makes them homes. (JNF)

DROP OF WATER
MORRISON, GORDON (PBR 17016)
Learn about a drop of water's journey through Nature. (JNF, K-3)

LISTEN TO THE WIND
MORTENSON, GREG (PBR 18042)
Recounts American Greg Mortenson’s friendship with the people of the village Korphe in northern Pakistan. Explains that Greg became lost while climbing mountains and the villagers took care of him. In return he kept his promise to help them build their first school. (JNF, K-3)

ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN
MOSS, LLOYD (PBR 11001)
Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance. (JNF, K-3)

ZOOM !
MUNSCH, ROBERT (PBR 15022)
When Lauretta tries out a 92-speed, silver and gold, dirt-bike wheelchair, she gets a speeding ticket but also helps out her brother. (JF. K-3)

ZEN TIES
MUTH, JON J (PBR 17048)
When Stillwater the panda encourages Koo, Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy neighbor, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways. (JF)

ZEN SHORTS
MUTH, JON J. (PBR 16355)
When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways. (JF, K-3)

WINGS
MYERS, CHRISTOPHER (PBR 13100)
Ikarus Jackson, the new boy in school, is outcast because he has wings. But his resilient spirit inspires one girl to speak up for him in this thought provoking story about celebrating individuality. (JF, K-3)

TURNIP SOUP
MYERS, LYNN BETH (PBR 10003)
George faces a troublesome Komodo dragon that has slithered into his family's root cellar and is eating all their vegetables. (JF, K-3)

JAZZ
MYERS, WALTER DEAN (PBR 17019)
This celebration of American jazz contains a brief history of this musical tradition; fifteen poems linked to various styles from ragtime to swing, from bebop to fusion, and from funeral to dance; a glossary of jazz terms; and a chronology. (JNF)

PATROL : AN AMERICAN SOLDIER IN VIETNAM
MYERS, WALTER DEAN (PBR 14041)
A frightened American soldier faces combat in the lush forests of Vietnam. (JF, 3-5)

 
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