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MR. LINCOLN'S BOYS
RABIN, STATON (PBR 18050)
Describes the mischief caused by President Lincoln’s two young sons in the White House during the Civil War--playing pranks on the servants and interrupting their father for horseplay or to request a pardon for their soldier doll. Includes historical notes. (K-3)

MARTIN'S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN
RAPPAPORT, DOREEN (PBR 14023)
A brief biographical sketch of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest figures in the American civil rights movement. (JNF, K-3)

LITTLE TREE
RASCHKA, CHRIS (PBR 14011)
Inspired by a poem by E.E. Cummings, this is the story of a little tree that finds its own special place in the world as a much-loved Christmas tree. (JF, K-3)

OFFICER BUCKLE & GLORIA
RATHMANN, PEGGY (PBR 10015)
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches. (JF, K-3)

CIRCLE UNBROKEN: THE STORY OF A BASKET AND IT'S PEOPLE
RAVEN, MARGOT THEIS (PBR 16014)
A grandmother tells the tale of Gullahs and their beautiful sweetgrass baskets that keep their African heritage alive. (JF, K-3)

ALVAH & ARVILLA
RAY, MARY LYN (PBR 09941)
Arvilla has never been able to see the ocean, because of having to care for their farm animals, until she gets an idea for a "voiture" which will enable them all to travel to the Pacific. (JF)

CHRISTMAS FARM
RAY, MARY LYN (PBR 18032)
With the help of her 5 year old neighbor Parker, Wilma plants sixty-two dozen balsam seedlings. Over the next 5 years, Wilma and Parker tend the trees and keep count of how many grow up to be sold as Christmas trees. (JF, K-3)

MUD
RAY, MARY LYN (PBR 10043)
As winter melts into spring, the frozen earth turns into magnificent mud. (JF, K-3)

ORIGINAL CURIOUS GEORGE
REY, H.A. (PBR 16363)
The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble. (JF, K-3)

DOT
REYNOLDS, PETER (PBR 17039)
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind. (JF)

GOOD DOG, AGGI
RIES, LORI (PBR 18043)
When Ben’s dog Aggie causes an uproar at obedience school, Ben tries to train her on his own. One day his friend Mr. Thomas, who is blind, also helps with Aggie’s lessons. Finally Ben figures out what makes Aggie want to learn. Three brief chapters. (JF, K-3)

MOUSE MESS
RILEY, LINNEA (PBR 12004)
A hungry mouse leaves a huge mess when it goes in search of a snack. (JF, K-3)

TAR BEACH
RINGGOLD, FAITH (PBR 08940)
A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name. (JF, K-3)

PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL: A STORY ABOUT BRAILLE
RIPLEY, MARION (PBR 15046)
When Laura finds out that her new Australian pen pal, Malcolm, is blind, she learns to use a braille machine to write to him. (JF, 2-4)

FOR GOOD MEASURE: THE WAYS WE SAY HOW MUCH, HOW FAR, HOW HEAVY, HOW BIG, HOW OLD
ROBBINS, KEN (BR 20005)
EXPLAINS UNITS OF MEASURE--SUCH AS FOOT, YARD, TON, TEASPOON, BUSHEL, SECOND, MONTH--AND EACH WORD'S HISTORY AND MEANING. FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS OF A MILE IN FEET AND YARDS IS THE EXPLANATION THAT "MILE" COMES FROM THE LATIN TERM "MILLE PASSUS," OR ONE THOUSAND PACES. (JNF, 2-4 AND OLDER READERS)

FOURTH OF JULY MICE !
ROBERTS, BETHANY (PBR 16009)
Four energetic mice enjoy a parade and other festivities on Independence Day. (JF, K-3)

BUGS ARE INSECTS
ROCKWELL, ANNE F. (PBR 14007)
Introduces common backyard insects and explains the basic characteristics of these creatures. (JNF, K-3)

BUSY BODY BOOK
ROCKWELL, LIZZY (PBR 16018)
An introduction to the human body, how it functions, and its need for exercise. (JNF, K-3)

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT
ROCKWELL, LIZZY (PBR 12047)
Describes the six categories of nutrients needed for good health, how they work in the body, and what foods provide each. (JNF)

COYOTE & THE MAGIC WORDS
ROOT, PHYLLIS (PBR 10012)
After the Maker-of-all-things uses words to create the world, she allows others to use her magic words until Coyote tries her patience with his mischief. (J,F K-3)

MICHAEL ROSEN'S SAD BOOK
ROSEN, MICHAEL (PBR 16361)
A man tells about all the emotions that accompany his sadness over the death of his son, and how he tries to cope. (JNF, 3-5)

CHILDREN'S CHORUS
ROSS, TONY, PAUL O. ZELINSKY, AND OTHER ARTISTS (PBR 08920)
Presents the fundamental principles of the United Nations Declaration of the rights of the child, accompanied by drawings by Helme Heine.

GREAT BIG GUINEA PIGS
ROTH, SUSAN L. (PBR 17246)
A tame, pet guinea pig tells her child a bedtime story about their ancestors: giant, 1,500-pound guinea pigs that roamed the swamp in Venezuela eight million years ago. (JF, K-3)

EVERY SEASON
ROTNER, SHEELEY & ANNE LOVE WOODHULL (PBR 17038)
With simple text and bright photographs presents a portrait of nature through the seasons of the year.

RAIN SCHOOL
RUMFORD, JAMES (BR 19044)
IN A VILLAGE IN CHAD, AFRICA, STUDENTS LEARN TO BUILD A SCHOOL OF MUD BRICKS BEFORE CLASSES CAN BEGIN FOR THE YEAR. AFTER NINE MONTHS, CLASSES STOP AND THE BIG RAINS START, WASHING THE BRICKS AWAY--BUT THE CHILDREN'S NEW KNOWLEDGE IS SAFE INSIDE THEM. (JF, PRESCHOOL-GRADE 2)

TRAVELING MAN
RUMFORD, JAMES (PBR 14013)
A biography of the fourteenth-century Muslim scholar who traveled from his native Tangier to India and China, several times through the Near East, and to black Africa. (JNF, 2-4)

WHEN MARIAN SANG
RYAN, PAM MUNOZ (PBR 15013)
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change. (JNF, 2-4)

MY FATHER'S HANDS
RYDER, JOANNE (PBR 15006)
A girl's father digs in the garden, finding and presenting for inspection such wonders as a round gold beetle and a leaf-green mantis. (JF, K-3)

ANGEL FOR SOLOMON SINGER
RYLANT, CYNTHIA (PBR 08977)
A lonely New York City resident finds companionship and good cheer at the Westway Cafe where dreams come true. (JF)

SILVER PACKAGES
RYLANT, CYNTHIA (PBR 11030)
Every year at Christmas a rich man rides a train through Appalachia and throws gifts to the poor children who are waiting, in order to repay a debt he owes the people who live there. (JF, 3-5)

 
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