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ALISTAIR IN OUTER SPACE
SADLER, MARILYN (PBR 08915)
When Alistair is kidnapped by a spaceship full of Goots from Gootula, his main concern is for his overdue library books. (JF, K-3)

ELIZABETH AND LARRY
SADLER, MARILYN (PBR 08931)
Whimsy abounds in this heartwarming tale of two best friends--a 62-year-old lady and an alligator "pushing forty." (JF, K-3)

EPOSSUMONDAS SAVES THE DAY
SALLEY, COLEEN (PBR 17242)
In this variation on the Louisiana folktale "Sody Sallyraytus" each of Epossumondas's birthday guests disappears until it is finallyup to himto rescue them all and bring home the "sody" for his birthday biscuits. (JF, K-3)

CENDRILLON
SAN SOUCI, ROBERT D. (PBR 12038)
A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love. (JF, K-3)

SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER
SAN SOUCI, ROBERT D. (PBR 08989)
A Japanese folk tale about the brave daughter of a samurai warrior and her journey to be reunited with her exiled father. (JF, K-3)

HUCKABUCK FAMILY ...
SANDBURG, CARL (PBR 12050)
After the popcorn the Huckabucks had raised explodes in a fire and Pony Pony Huckabuck finds a silver buckle inside a squash, the family decides it is time for a change. (JF, K-3)

CINDERELLA
SANDERSON, RUTH (PBR 14047)
Although she is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, a kind-hearted young woman manages to attend the palace ball with the help of her fairy godmother. (JF, K-3)

TIME TO GET DRESSED
SAVADIER, ELIVIA (PBR 17333)
While time flies by on a busy morning, Solomon is determined to dress himself, but his father intervenes and all goes smoothly--for a while. (JF)

CHINO
SAY, ALLEN (PBR 08988)
A biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese American who became a famous bullfighter in Spain (JF)

GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY
SAY, ALLEN (PBR 09907)
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. (JNF)

TREE OF CRANES
SAY, ALLEN (PBR 08980)
A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes. (JNF)

BEAR
SCHOENHERR, JOHN (PBR 08947)
Searching for his mother, a young bear finds his own independence. (JF)

RAGTIME TUMPIE
SCHROEDER, ALAN (PBR 08922)
Tumpie, a young black girl who will later become famous as the dancer Josephine Baker, longs to find the opportunity to dance amid the poverty and vivacious street life of St. Louis in the early 1900s. (JF, K-3)

SYMPHONY OF WHALES
SCHUCH, STEVE (PBR 13006)
Young Glashka's dream of the singing of whales, accompanied by a special kind of music, leads to the rescue of thousands of whales stranded in a freezing Siberian bay. (JF, 2-4)

HOW TO CATCH AN ELEPHANT
SCHWARTZ, AMY (PBR 13014)
Provides instructions for using such necessary tools as cakes, raisins, tweezers, and a telescope to catch an elephant. (JF, K-3)

WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST
SCHWARTZ, AMY (PBR 15016)
A little boy goes with his parents on an express bus to visit twins, in a taxi to visit Grandma, and in a car to see the county fair, then walks next door with his mother for a play date. (JF, K-3)

MILLIONS TO MEASURE
SCHWARTZ, DAVID M. (PBR 15023)
Marvelosissimo the Magician explains the development of standard units of measure, and shows the simplicity of calculating length, height, weight, and volume using the metric system. (JNF, 2-4)

IF YOU HOPPED LIKE A FROG
SCHWARZ, DAVID (PBR 13063)
Introduces the concept of ratio by comparing what humans would be able to do if they had bodies like different animals. (JNF)

SCIENCE VERSE
SCIESZKA, JON (PBR 16032)
When the teacher tells his class that they can hear the poetry of science in everything, a student is struck with a curse and begins hearing nothing but science verses that sound very much like some well-known poems. (JF, 3-5)

ONE NATION: AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
SCILLIAN DEVIN (PBR 15003)
A counting book presenting various aspects of the United States, from the concept of one nation to the hundred men and women in the U.S. Senate. (JF, K-3)

A IS FOR AMERICA
SCILLIAN, DEVIN (PBR 15005)
Brief rhymes for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by longer explanatory text, present features of the United States. An alphabet book for the United States with colorful illustrations, rhymes, & facts, the wide range of people, places and cultures (JNF, 2-4)

COWBOY COUNTRY
SCOTT, ANN HERBERT (PBR 09920)
An "old buckaroo" tells how he became a cowboy, what the work was like in the past, and how this life has changed. (JNF)

DOG AND BEAR: TWO FRIENDS, THREE STORIES
SEEGER, LAURA VACCARO (PBR 17032)
Stories about the give-and-take friendship between a playful dachshund and a timid stuffed bear who prefers reading to action. In "Dog Changes His Name" Bear does not agree with the new names Dog suggests but thinks of one they both like. (JF, K-3)

DEAF MUSICIANS
SEEGER, PETE and PAUL DuBOIS JACOBS (PBR 17245)
Jazz pianist Lee is asked to leave his band when he loses his hearing. At sign language class, Lee meets Max who plays the sax. Riding the subway together, they form a new band with a big audience. (JF, K-3)

IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN
SENDAK, MAURICE (PBR 10036)
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter. (JF, K-3)

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
SENDAK, MAURICE (PBR 16352)
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king. (JF, K-3)

CAT IN THE HAT
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 16724)
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games. (JF, K-3)

DR. SEUSS'S ABC
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 16723)
Rhyming verses using each letter of the alphabet. (JF, K-3)

FOOT BOOK
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 16722)
Describes all sorts of feet doing all sorts of things. (JF, K-3)

FOX IN SOCKS
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08948)
The smart Mr. Fox uses his difficult tongue twisters to get the confused Mr. Know in trouble with his tongue. (JF)

GREEN EGGS & HAM
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08956)
A timeless Dr. Seuss classic about Sam-I-am trying to get another Seuss character to try a plate of green eggs and ham. For preschool-grade 2. (JF, K-3)

GREEN EGGS AND HAM
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 16721)
Sam-I-am tries to determine how and when his friend might be persuaded to eat green eggs and ham. (JF, K-3)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08943)
Describes a birthday celebration in Katroo presided over by the Birthday Bird. (JF, K-3)

HOP ON POP
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08912), (PBR 16725)
Pairs of simple, rhyming words are introduced and used in bouncy nonsense sentences. "Day/Play/We play all day." "Night/Fight/We fight all night." For grades K-3. (JF, K-3)

HORTON HATCHES THE EGG
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08950)
When a lazy bird hatching an egg wants a vacation, she asks Horton, the elephant, to sit on her egg--which he does through all sorts of hazards until he is rewarded for doing what he said he would. (JF)

HORTON HEARS A WHO
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08946)
A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist. (JF)

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 12020)
The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents? (JF)

I HAD TROUBLE GETTING TO SOLLA SOL
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08954)
The hero of this hilarious tale discovers that in attempting to avoid trouble one often encounters even greater difficulties. Seuss fans will be enthralled. (JF)

MCELLIGOT'S POOL
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08952)
A boy imagines the rare and wonderful fish he might catch in McElligot's pool. (JF)

MY MANY COLORED DAYS
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 10040)
This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions. (JF, K-3)

ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08990)
A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds. (JF, K-3)

SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER!
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08944)
Peter T. Hooper is sick and tired of scrambled eggs always tasting the same-- simply because they are always made from the eggs of a hen. So, off he goes on a worldwide expedition, gathering the eggs of twiddler owls, stroodels, and single-file zummzian z (JF)

THIDWICK, THE BIG-HEARTED MOOSE
SEUSS, DR. (PBR 08942)
Thidwick, a big hearted moose and most gracious host, kindly agrees to let a bingle bug ride on his horns. Before long a tree spider, a zinn-a-zu bird with his wife and her uncle, a bobcat, a turtle, and a host of other freeloaders all take up residence i (JF, K-3)

SEABISCUIT VS WAR ADMIRAL
SHEHATA, KAT (PBR 15044)
In 1938 two champion racehorses met. Seabiscuit, the western underdog, and War Admiral, the high spirited favorite, ran one-on-one in one of the most exciting horse races in history. (JNF, 2-4)

WE KEEP A STORE
SHELBY, ANNE (PBR 08939)
A small girl describes the many pleasures that accompany running a country store. (JF, K-3)

SEA KING'S DAUGHTER
SHEPARD, AARON (PBR 11043)
A talented musician from Novgorod plays so well that the Sea King wants him to marry one of his daughters. (JF, 3-5)

TRAIN SONG
SIEBERT, DIANE (PBR 08913)
Here is the song of the train. Listen as it rushes past big cities and small towns. Listen as it sweeps through forests and fields and into tunnels. Hear the whistle wailing, brakes squealing, wheels rolling, r-o-l-l-i-n-g, stop. Now the train is homeward (JNF, K-3)

IN THE TIME OF THE DRUMS
SIEGELSON, KIM M. (PBR 13010)
Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship. (JF, 2-4)

WILD ABOUT BOOKS
SIERRA, JUDY (PBR 16024)
A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake. (JF, K-3)

BONE MAN
SIMMS, LAURA (PBR 11044)
A Native American Modoc folktale about a boy who avenges the death of his people. (JF, 2-4)

MERCURY
SIMON, SEYMOUR (PBR 09908)
Describes what is known about Mercury from the photographs taken by Project Mariner. (JNF)

GOOSE THAT ALMOST GOT COOKED
SIMONT, MARC (PBR 11038)
A goose drops away from the flock during migration and settles in at a farm, where life seems very pleasant for awhile until she finds out just why the farmer keeps geese. (JF, K-3)

ON THE SAME DAY IN MARCH
SINGER, MARILYN (PBR 15007)
Highlights a wide variety of weather conditions by taking a tour around the world and examining weather in different places on the same day in March. (JNF, K-3)

STARRY MESSENGER
SIS, PETER (PBR 11012)
Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe. (JNF, K-3)

IF THE WORLD WERE A VILLAGE
SMITH, DAVID J. (PBR 15019)
Tells us who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak, what religions we practice and more by imagining the whole world is a village of 100 people. (JNF, 2-4)

JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, AND BEN
SMITH, LANE (PBR 17028)
A humorous look at five of our country's founding fathers. (JF, 2-4)

CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS
SOTO, GARY (PBR 14021)
Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party. (JF, K-3)

WHILE YOU ARE AWAY
SPINELLI, EILEEN (PBR 15048)
Three children describe how they feel when one of their parents is away. (JF, K-3)

SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT ?
ST. GEORGE, JUDITH (PBR 13090)
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. (JNF, 3-5)

GOLDIE AND THE THREE BEARS
STANLEY, DIANE (PBR 16001)
In this story, loosely based on that of Goldilocks, Goldie, who has yet to find a friend to "love with all her heart," makes an unplanned visit to the house of some bears. (JF, K-3)

CAR WASH
STEEN, SANDRA AND SUSAN (PBR 13097)
While sitting inside their car, two children enjoy the soapy sights and watery sounds of the car wash. (JF, K-3)

PETE'S A PIZZA
STEIG, WILLIAM (PBR 12028)
What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood? When it is raining and he cannot go out and play? Turn him into a pizza, of course! (JF)

SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE
STEIG, WILLIAM (PBR 15008)
In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again. (JF, K-3)

LEAVES
STEIN, DAVID EZRA (PBR 18009)
A curious bear observes how leaves change throughout the seasons

IN DADDY'S ARMS I AM TALL
STEPTOE, JAVAKA (PBR 12035)
A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others. (JF, 2-4)

TOPS & BOTTOMS
STEVENS, JANET (PBR 10010)
Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road. (JF, K-3)

VILLAGE FULL OF VALENTINES
STEVENSON, JAMES (PBR 10006)
Each animal who lives in a little village celebrates Valentine's Day in a different way. (JF)

RAINBOW JOE AND ME
STROM, MARIA DIAZ (PBR 13091)
Eloise shares her love of colors with her blind friend Rainbow Joe, who makes his own colors when he plays beautiful notes on his saxophone. (JF, K-3)

KAMI AND THE YAKS
STRYER, ANDREA STENN (PBR 17041)
In the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, a deaf Sherpa boy proves himself to his father by rescuing his family's yaks from a dangerous storm. (JF)

LITTLE RED HEN
STURGES, PHILEMON (PBR 13016)
In this version of the traditional tale, the duck, the dog, and the cat refuse to help the Little Red Hen make a pizza but do get to participate when the time comes to eat it. (JF)

HOUSE IN THE NIGHT
SWANSON, SUSAN MARIE (PBR 18041)
A soothing story about a child who reads a book before being tucked in for the night in a house full of moonlight. (Preschool-grade 2). Caldecott Medal.

LITTLE RED LIGHTHOUSE & THE GREAT GREY BRIDGE
SWIFT, HILDEGARDE H. (PBR 15032)
A little lighthouse on the Hudson River regains its pride when it finds out that it is still useful and has an important job to do. (JF, K-3)

ARMADILLO TRAIL
SWINBURNE, STEPHEN R. (PBR 18037)
Describes the behavior, habits, and life cycle of an armadillo family--a mother and her four babies--living in Texas. Discusses their burrow, food choices, digging skills, and tactics used to flee predators. Includes a historical note about the armadillo’s presence across the southern United States. (JNF, 2-4)

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