Books about Childrens Literature

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    by Dr. Seuss
    A grumpy creature's attempt to ruin Christmas for an entire town.

    The Grinch , a grouchy, cave-dwelling creature, hates Christmas ; his only companion is his unloved but loyal dog, Max. He resides on the snowy Mount Crumpit, located north of the town of Whoville, ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Enchanted Glass

    by Diana Wynne Jones
    A magical adventure of a young boy inheriting a house with a mysterious garden and a hidden world.

    Enchanted Glass is set in the fictional town of Melstone, England. Near the town of Melstone in Melstone House, an old place which Andrew Hope has inherited from his grandfather. With Melstone House ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham: For Soprano, Boy Soprano, and Orchestra

    by Robert Kapilow
    A musical adaptation of the beloved Dr. Seuss story, telling the tale of the reluctant Sam-I-am.

    Note: This book is for the, Musical Study Score,. For the original Dr. Seuss story, see: Green Eggs with Ham (1988) . A children's classic, now available in this version for Soprano, Boy Soprano and ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Cat in the Hat

    by Dr. Seuss
    A mischievous cat visits two children on a rainy day, resulting in a wild and chaotic adventure.

    The story begins as an unnamed boy who is the narrator of the book sits alone with his sister Sally in their house on a cold and rainy day, staring wistfully out the window. Then they hear a loud ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Interrupting Chicken

    by David Ezra Stein
    A young chicken's imaginative bedtime stories, with a few interruptions along the way.

    Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor!, A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head. It's time for the ... (Goodreads)

  6. Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

    by Dr. Seuss
    An imaginative exploration of the alphabet, using fun characters and rhyming words.

    From Aunt Annie's Alligator to Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, this sturdy board book version of 'Dr. Seuss's ABC' is now available in a bigger trim size. With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Enormous Crocodile

    by Roald Dahl
    A conniving crocodile concocts a scheme to eat unsuspecting children.

    The story begins in Africa in a large, deep, muddy river, where the enormous crocodile (the titular character) is telling a smaller crocodile, known as the "Not-So-Big One", that he wants to eat ... (Wikipedia)

  8. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

    by Audrey Wood
    A whimsical story of a king who refuses to leave his bathtub and the hijinks that ensue.

    In this raucous tale, the Knight, the Duke, the Queen–and eventually the whole court--all try to lure King Bidgood from his cozy bathtub, but he won't get out! Will anyone be able to solve this ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

    by Dr. Seuss
    An exploration of the imaginative works of Dr. Seuss, from sketches to paintings.

    These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss ) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Water Babies

    by Charles Kingsley
    A young chimney sweep falls into a magical world of water creatures and learns valuable lessons about kindness and morality.

    Tom, a poor orphan, is employed by the villainous chimney-sweep, Grimes, to climb up inside flues to clear away the soot. While engaged in this dreadful task, he loses his way and emerges in the ... (Goodreads)

  11. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    by Roald Dahl
    A magical journey of a boy and his family, exploring the wonders of the universe.

    The story picks up where the previous book left off, with Charlie and family aboard the flying Great Glass Elevator. The Elevator accidentally goes into orbit, and Mr. Wonka docks them at the Space ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites

    by Dr. Seuss
    Collection of whimsical stories and poems featuring animals and fantastical creatures.

    Now in audio format, here are 11 complete, timeless Dr. Seuss stories, read by some of today's most beloved actors!, Featuring:, - The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey Grammer - Horton Hears a Who read ... (Goodreads)

  13. Curious George

    by H.A. Rey
    A mischievous monkey's adventures, learning valuable lessons along the way.

    The story opens with George, a little orphaned brown monkey, in the jungle of Africa. An unnamed man in a large yellow straw hat observes him through his binoculars and decides to bring the monkey ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Book with No Pictures

    by B.J. Novak
    A children's book filled with silly words and sounds that encourages kids to explore their imaginations.

    A book with no pictures? What could be fun about that? After all, if a book has no pictures, there's nothing to look at but the words on the page. Words that might make you say silly sounds... In ... (Goodreads)

  15. Tikki Tikki Tembo

    by Arlene Mosel
    A humorous tale of a Chinese boy with an unusually long name and his heroic brother.

    Tikki Tikki Tembo is set in ancient China and invents an ancient Chinese custom whereby parents honor their first-born sons with long, elaborate names that everyone is obliged to say completely – no ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    by Eileen Christelow
    A fun and mischievous nursery rhyme about five little monkeys causing mayhem.

    Five little monkeys jumping on the bed. One fell off and bumped his head. The mama called the doctor. The doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" Their teeth are brushed, their pajamas are ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

    by Beatrix Potter
    The Flopsy Bunnies sneak into a garden to eat vegetables, but are caught by the gardener's cat. They are saved by their parents and escape back to their home.

    In The Flopsy Bunnies , Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit are adults, and Benjamin has married his cousin Flopsy (one of Peter's sisters). As for Peter, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail, they haven't been ... (Wikipedia)

  18. The Reptile Room

    by Lemony Snicket
    The story of the Baudelaire orphans, who must outwit the cunning Count Olaf to survive.

    The three Baudelaire orphans have been placed under the care of their closest living relative, herpetologist Dr. Montgomery Montgomery. "Uncle Monty", as he prefers to be called, is a short, chubby ... (Wikipedia)

  19. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

    by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    A cat's whimsical adventures after being given a cupcake, leading to a chain of events.

    If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites

    by Dr. Seuss
    Exploration of opposites in a whimsical and humorous way.

    A Dr. Seuss classic turns 50! Since 1968, this super-simple, simply brilliant Bright and Early Book about feet has been helping beginning beginner readers step into the world of reading by ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal

    by Barbara Park
    Junie B. Jones attends a birthday party and learns about friendship, jealousy, and the importance of being true to oneself.

    Barbara Park’s, New York Times, bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Best of Roald Dahl

    by Roald Dahl
    A collection of short stories showcasing Dahl's dark humor and twisted tales, perfect for both children and adults.

    The Best of Roald Dahl is a collection of 25 of Roald Dahl's short stories. This collection brings together Dahl’s finest work, illustrating his genius for the horrific and grotesque which is ... (Goodreads)

  23. Rapunzel

    by Paul O. Zelinsky
    A retelling of the classic fairytale of a brave young girl's journey to freedom.

    Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrativecapability brought forth ... (Goodreads)

  24. A Big Guy Took My Ball!

    by Mo Willems
    Piggie's ball is taken by a big guy, but Gerald stands up for his friend and gets the ball back.

    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is ... (Goodreads)

  25. Walt Disney's Peter Pan

    by Walt Disney Company
    A retelling of the classic story of Peter Pan and his adventures in Neverland with the Darling children.

    Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinker Bell are back in this vintage Little Golden Book! Featuring gorgeous illustrations from 1952, this children’s classic is a reissue. ... (Goodreads)

  26. Cautionary Tales for Children

    by Hilaire Belloc
    Darkly humorous cautionary tales for children, warning of the dire consequences of misbehavior and disobedience.

    For readers of any age, a witty and strikingly irreverent collection of moral guidance Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc's writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he ... (Goodreads)

  27. If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    A loveable moose embarks on a series of comical adventures after receiving a muffin.

    If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want ... (Goodreads)

  28. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

    by Mo Willems
    A twist on the classic tale, three dinosaurs set a trap for a little girl named Goldilocks.

    Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears , so funny and so original—it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems, the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

    by Mo Willems
    A duckling tries to figure out how to get a cookie from a stubborn, strict grown-up.

    Much to the chagrin of Pigeon, little Duckling uses very polite manners to request a cookie, and actually gets one. Filled with righteous fury, Pigeon loses his temper and complains bitterly about ... (Goodreads)

  30. Stage Fright on a Summer Night

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    Jack and Annie travel to Elizabethan England and help Shakespeare overcome his stage fright.

    The show must go on! That's what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There they meet William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all ... (Goodreads)

  31. There Is a Bird on Your Head!

    by Mo Willems
    A young girl joins her feathered friend on a silly journey through the house.

    Gerald and Piggie are best friends! Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. In There Is a Bird On My Head! , Gerald ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. That Is Not a Good Idea!

    by Mo Willems
    A sly fox invites a naive goose to dinner, but the story takes a surprising turn.

    One day a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose. A dinner invitation is offered. Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient...? (Don't forget to listen to the ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Austere Academy

    by Lemony Snicket
    Three siblings set out on a mission to uncover the truth behind a mysterious boarding school.

    NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School, they can't help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school's motto ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. Creepy Carrots!

    by Aaron Reynolds
    Rabbit outwits a group of carrots that are trying to scare him off from eating them.

    Jasper Rabbit loved carrots. Especially the carrots that grew in Crackenhooper Field. They were "Fat, Crisp. And Free for the taking" Jasper enjoyed these carrots "on the way to school, on his way to ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

    by Dr. Seuss
    A rhyming story about a persistent narrator urging Marvin K. Mooney to leave in various ways.

    Some people just won't take the hint when it's time to go to bed, but Marvin K. Mooney eventually gets the message! By combing the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his ... (Goodreads)

  36. Sheep in a Jeep

    by Nancy E. Shaw
    An amusing and adventurous journey of a group of sheep in a jeep, on their way to a picnic.

    A flock of hapless sheep drive through the country in this rhyming picture book. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  37. Little Red Riding Hood

    by Trina Schart Hyman
    A fairy tale classic of a young girl outwitting a sly wolf.

    On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 6/1/1982 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up ... (Goodreads)

  38. Mr. Tickle

    by Roger Hargreaves
    Mr. Tickle loves to tickle people, until one day he meets someone who is immune to his tickles.

    Mr. Tickle's story begins with him in bed and making himself breakfast without getting up because of his "extraordinarily long arms". He then decides that it is a tickling sort of day and thus ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Chu's Day

    by Neil Gaiman
    A mischievous panda named Chu sneezes and causes chaos. Will he sneeze at the wrong time?

    A New York Times bestselling picture book from Newbery Medal winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex now available, by popular request, as a board book. Chu is a little panda ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

    by Trinka Hakes Noble
    Chaos ensues on a school field trip when Jimmy's pet boa constrictor escapes and causes mayhem on a farm.

    Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm. ... (Goodreads)

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