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AMERICA'S CHAMPION SWIMMER
ADLER, DAVID A. (PBR 13081)
Describes the life and accomplishments of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a figure in the early women's rights movement. (JF, K-3)

HOW TALL, HOW SHORT, HOW FAR AWAY
ADLER, DAVID A. (PBR 12045)
Introduces several measuring systems such as the Egyptian system, the inch-pound system, and the metric system. (JNF)

PICTURE BOOK OF LOUIS BRAILLE
ADLER, DAVID A. (PBR 14002)
Presents the life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman, accidentally blinded as a child, who originated the raised dot system of reading and writing used throughout the world by the blind. (JNF, K-3)

LOVE LETTERS
ADOFF, ARNOLD (PBR 11042)
A collection of twenty poems written by kids and klutzes, secret admirers and detractors, friends, enemies, and skeptics to the objects of their affection--or aversion. (JNF, 2-4)

TERRIFIC !
AGEE, JON (PBR 16049)
"Terrific," says Eugene when he wins an all-expenses-paid cruise to Bermuda. "I'll probably get a really nasty sunburn." But Eugene's luck is much worse than that. His ship sinks, and he ends up stranded on a tiny island. (JF, K-3)

ALEJANDRO'S GIFT
ALBERT, RICHARD E. (PBR 10035)
Lonely in his house beside a road in the desert, Alejandro builds an oasis to attract the many animals around him. (JF, 2-4)

REACHING FOR THE MOON
ALDRIN, BUZZ (PBR 16359)
The story of Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. who learned that it took more than education, discipline, and physical strength to become an astronaut. (JNF, 2-4)

FORTUNE-TELLERS
ALEXANDER, LLOYD (PBR 08995)
A carpenter in the West African country of Cameroon goes to a fortune teller and finds the predictions about his future coming true in an unusual way. (JF, 2-4)

WILLIAM  SHAKESPEARE AND THE GLOBE
ALIKI (PBR 12039)
Tells the story of the well-known playwright, William Shakespeare, and of the famous Globe Theatre in which many of his works were performed. (JNF, 4-6)

SECRET FOOTPRINTS
ALVAREZ, JULIA (PBR 13094)
A story based on Dominican folklore, about the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people whose feet are attached backwards, with their toes pointing in the direction from which they have come. (JF, K-3)

FIRST TORTILLA: A BILINGUAL STORY
ANAYA, RUDOLFO (PBR 17045)
Guided by a blue hummingbird, Jade brings an offering to the Mountain Spirit who lives near her village in Mexico, and asks if he will send rain to end the drought that threatens the people. Includes information about the legend on which this story is based.

MOVIE IN MY PILLOW : POEMS
ARGUETA, JORGE (PBR 14040)
Jorgito lives in San Francisco's Mission District, but has not forgotten his native El Salvador. His memories of the volcanoes, his grandmother's stories, and the cornmeal "pupusas" form a patchwork of dreams that becomes a movie in his pillow. (JNF, 3-5)

BIRDS:NATURE'S MAGNIFICENT FLYING MACHINES
ARNOLD, CAROLINE (PBR 15554)
An introduction to the science that explains how birds fly. (JNF, 3-5)

LLAMA
ARNOLD, CAROLINE (PBR 08933)
Describes the characteristics and behavior of llamas and their usefulness to man, discusses other members of the lamoid family, and reports on the growing number of llamas now being bred in the United States. (JNF, 3-5)

PANDA'S WORLD
ARNOLD, CAROLINE (PBR 17030)
Takes the reader on a trip to China's high country and explains what happens in a panda's world. (JNF, K-3)

WEIRD FRIENDS
ARUEGO, JOSE (PBR 14045)
Shows how various animals help one another survive. Provides examples of some animal companions and their fascinating behavior towards one another. (JNF, K-3)

BARNYARD LULLABY
ASCH, FRANK (PBR 12008)
Although the farmer only hears animal noises, when the different barnyard animals sing lullabies to their respective children, the babies understand the words. Includes music. (JF, K-3)

EASTER EGG FARM
AUCH, MARY JANE (PBR 09903)
Pauline the hen lays unusual eggs, but Mrs. Pennywort, her owner, thinks they're beautiful, and she and Pauline work together to open an Easter egg farm. (JF)

FULL BELLY BOWL
AYLESWORTH, JIM (PBR 13009)
In return for the kindness he showed a wee small man, a very old man is given a magical bowl that causes problems when it is not used properly. (JF, K-3)

GINGERBREAD MAN
AYLESWORTH, JIM (PBR 12030)
A freshly bake gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox. (JNF)

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
AYLESWORTH, JIM (PBR 15042)
A little girl walking in the woods finds the house of the three bears and helps herself to their belongings. (JF, K-3)

OLD BLACK FLY
AYLESWORTH, JIM (PBR 09909)
Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be. (JF)

 
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