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Abigail Spells

By: Anna Alter

Can Abigail spell her way to the top?Abigail is good at many things. She can dance the cha-cha, make up stories to tell her best friend, George, and strike a fabulous pose. But there is one thing she loves...

Kate, the Cat and the Moon

By: David Almond
illustrated by: Steve Lambert

Kate has just drifted off to sleep when a mysterious white cat appears at her window and beckons her out into the night. As Kate follows, she feels herself changing–her ears growing and peaking,...

Whittington

By: Alan Armstrong

This Newbery-Honor winning tale introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for...


Animal Sense

By: Diane Ackerman
illustrated by: Peter Sis

A stapler with its tiny fangsCannot outwit orangutangs.Rocks are very good at sitting,but never walk or take up knitting.Living things all feel and sensetheir way through every happenstance. . . . In this...

Borreguita and the Coyote

By: Verna Aardema

What's a little lamb to do about a fierce coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course...and and trick him again...and trick him one more time! Here's a lively retelling of a Mexican folk tale...

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

By: Joan Aiken
illustrated by: Pat Marriott

Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly...


The Lonely Lioness and the Ostrich Chicks

By: Verna Aardema

Illustrated in full color. Beloved storyteller Verna Aardema is at her finest in this African animal tale, weaving charm and suspense with a delightfully satisfying resolution. Peering down from her treetop...

Thumbelina

By: Hans Christian Andersen

Once upon a time there was a woman who was sad because she had no children.  One day she planted a magic seed and from the seed grew a flower.  Inside the flower was a tiny, exquisite...

THE UGLY DUCKLING

By: Hans Christian Andersen