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Liverwurst Is Missing
Liverwurst Is Missing

Mercer Mayer (Illustrator - Steven Kellogg). This is a strange tale of how Liverwurst the rhinoceros is stolen from the circus by the burger tycoon, Archibald McDoot III and how the people of Bovine Junction help get him back.
Publisher: Four Winds Press, New York, 1981.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.




Midnight Eaters

Amy Hest (Illustrator - Karen Gundersheimer). This selection is about a young girl named Samantha who can't sleep and neither can her grandmother. So the two of them make a fire and fix ice cream sundaes. They decide to start a club in which they meet to eat late at night.
Publisher: Four Winds Press, New York, 1989.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




I Smell Christmas
I Smell Christmas

Mercer Mayer. This selection is a Little Critter scratch-and-sniff book about Christmas and Christmas scents.
Publisher: J. R. Sansevere, New York, 1997.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Primary.




Just Grandma and Me
Just Grandma and Me

Mercer Mayer. In this selection, Little Critter and his grandma go to the beach. They fly a kite, eat hot dogs, swim, and build a sandcastle.
Publisher: Western Publishing Company, Inc; Racine, Wi; 1983.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.




At the Beach with Dad
At the Beach with Dad

Gina and Mercer Mayer. In this selection, Little Critter and his sister go to the beach with their dad. They have some problems, though, so they end up back home in the wading pool.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1998.
Other Category: Humor.
General Grade Level: Primary.




There's an Alligator under My Bed
There's an Alligator under My Bed

Mercer Mayer. This selection is about a boy who thinks he has an alligator under his bed. His parents never see it, though, and when he looks under his bed, he doesn't see it either. So the boy lures the alligator out from under his bed and into the garage with some food. He leaves a note to let his dad know that there's an alligator in the garage.
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1987.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.




There's Something in My Attic
There's Something in My Attic

Mercer Mayer. This selection is about a young girl who thinks there is a nightmare in the attic. Her parents don't believe her so she goes to capture the nightmare. She finds it carrying her teddy bear and lassos it. She goes to show it to her parents, but the nightmare slips away. The girl decides that she'll get her teddy bear back the next day.
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Socks for Supper

Jack Kent. This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. It's about a poor couple who live in a tumble down house and have only turnips to eat. They wish for cheese and milk but have no money. So the wife knits a pair of socks from the husband's sweater to trade with their neighbors for milk and cheese. The wife does this several more times until her husband's sweater is all gone. The other wife had been knitting a sweater for her husband from the socks, but the sweater ended up being too big, so she gives the sweater to her neighbor who doesn't have one.
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, 1978.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Primary.




The Night before Easter
The Night before Easter

Natasha Wing (Illustrator - Kathy Couri). This is, of course, a twist on the famous "Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem by George McDonald. This time, it's about Easter and the Easter Bunny.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1999.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Night before Halloween
The Night before Halloween

Natasha Wing (Illustrator - Cynthia Fisher). This selection is about getting ready for Halloween. It is patterned after the famous poem, "Twas the Night before Christmas." This is a very cute selection.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc: new York; 1999.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Lily and Miss Liberty
Lily and Miss Liberty

Carla Stevens. This selection is about a young girl named Lily who helps raise money for the pedestal fund for the Statue of Liberty by making and selling paper crowns.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1992.
Other Category: Real-life Info.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Mirette on the High Wire
Mirette on the High Wire

Emily Arnold McCully. This selection is about Mirette, a young girls who learns to walk on the tightrope after watching the Great Bellini. Mirette helps the Great Bellini to overcome his fear.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1992.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Chicken Sunday
Chicken Sunday

Patricia Polacco. This is a beauty selection about three grandchildren that love their grandmother and want to buy her a hat that she has admired for a long time. They earn the money to buy the hat by making Polish Easter eggs and selling them at Mr. Kodinski's hat shop.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1992.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Uncle Jed's Barbershop

Margaree King Mitchell (Illustrator - James Ransome). This is a beautiful story about a young girl's Uncle Jed who is saving up to own a barber shop. But when Sarah gets sick and needs an operation, Uncle Jed gives her dad the money. Uncle Jed finally gets to open his barber shop when he is 79 years old.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1993.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill

Steven Kellogg. This is a tall tale about Pecos Bill who got lost as a young boy on his way to Texas with his family, was raised by coyotes, and became the best rancher in the West.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; Nee York; 1986.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




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