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  • I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans, Love Letters, The Basket Counts...
  • Black Hearts in Battersea, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Supernatural Stories...
  • Little Women, Little Men...
  • The High King, The Book of Three, The Fortune-Tellers, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen...
  • The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Emperor's New Clothes,The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen...
  • Anno's Alphabet, Anno's Journey, Anno's Math Games...
  • Avi
  • Ten, Nine, Eight, The Paper Crane, Wiley and the Hairy Man...
  • The Indian in the Cupboard, The Return of the Indian, The Secret of the Indian...
  • Peter Pan...
  • The Wizard of Oz exhibit at the Library of Congress.
  • The House With a Clock in its Walls, The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring, The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt, The Dark Secret of Weatherend...
  • (in Spanish) Perez y Martina Un Cuento Folkloirico Puertorriqueno, Santiago, Otei Un Cuento Folkloirico Puertorrique?o...
  • Madeline, Madeline and the Bad Hat, Madeline in London, Madeline's Rescue...
  • Illustrator of many books written by Roald Dahl, Mrs. Armitage and the Big Wave...
  • Superfudge, Tales of a fourth grade nothing, Are you there, God? It's Me, Margaret, Blubber, Freckle juice, Iggie's house, Otherwise known as Sheila the Great...
  • Read the Transcript from NYPL's Author Chat with Judy Blume held November 19th, 2002.
  • In the Zinger Tales section you can watch online videos of professional storytellers like Jackie Torrence, Doc McConnell, Tony Tallent, and Donna Washington telling traditional folk tales. Provided by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
  • The Mitten, The Hat, Berlioz the Bear, Comet's Nine Lives...
  • The "Arthur" books and videos...
  • Watch video clips of an interview with Marc Brown.
  • Stone Soup, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Shadow, Cinderella...
  • Information about the unconventional life and writings of the author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, A Child's Good Night Book and many other children's classics.

  • The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story, The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story, Children of the Longhouse...
  • The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess...
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, Katy and the Big Snow, Choo Choo...
  • The Summer of the Swans, The Pinballs, The 18th Emergency, Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance, The Golly Sisters Go West...
  • Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
  • The House That Jack Built, Sing a Song for Sixpence, John Gilpin...The Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration is named for him.
  • The Stories Julian Tells, Julian, Dream Doctor, Julian, Secret Agent, Colibri...
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Busy Spider, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Mixed-Up Chameleon...
  • Watch video of an interview with Eric Carle.
  • This children's online library is a volunteer-driven project featuring scanned historical children's books. Many are translated into several languages.
  • New York Public Library Card Required for access. Check out and download children's books to read on your computer. Includes children's novels, non-fiction, folk tales and more.
  • The Catcher's Mask, Skateboard Tough, Dirt Bike Racer, Miracle at the Plate...
  • Ramona the Brave, Socks, Ribsy, Dear Mr. Henshaw, Muggie Maggie, Henry Huggins, The Mouse and the Motorcycle...
  • Read and listen to several Clifford stories online.
  • The "Magic School Bus" series, The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes, Hungry, Hungry Sharks...
  • Watch video clips of interviews with Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen creators of the "Magic School Bus" series.
  • Miss Rumphius, Hattie and the Wild Waves: A Story From Brooklyn, The Ox-Cart Man, Eleanor...
  • The Dark is Rising, Greenwitch, The Boggart, The Grey King, King of Shadows...
  • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, The Skull of Truth, The Ghost in the Third Row, Jennifer Murdley's Toad...
  • Walk Two Moons, The Wanderer, Love That Dog, Ruby Holler, Absolutely Normal Chaos...
  • Freight Train, School Bus, Harbor, Parade, Truck, Ten Black Dots, Bigmama's

  • Aunt Eater's Mystery Halloween, Inspector Hopper...
  • James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, The Twits, The BFG...
  • The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice? Remember Me to Harold Square, There's a Bat in Bunk Five...
  • Carl's Christmas, Carl Goes Shopping, Follow Carl!, Frank and Ernest Play Ball...
  • The Empty Pot, Liang and the Magic Paintbrush, The Stonecutter, Muhammad, Buddha Stories, Gandhi...
  • Strega Nona, Big Anthony, "Charlie Needs a Cloak", The Legend of Indian Paintbrush, Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs...
  • Watch video clips of an interview with Tomie dePaola.
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, Rap A Tap Tap, Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions...
  • The "Hardy Boys" mystery series.
  • Watch video clips of an interview with Lois Ehlert.
  • Awarded annually to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator of picture books for children. The award is sponsored jointly by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and The New York Public Library.
  • Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices, Seedfolks, Whirligig...
  • The Whipping Boy, Here Comes McBroom,Jim Ugly, The 13th Floor, Chancy and the Grand Rascal...
  • Count!, Lunch, Mama Cat Has Three Kittens, Alphabet Under Construction, Barnyard Banter, In the Small, Small Pond...
  • Boo to a Goose, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Hattie and the Fox, Koala Lou, Sleepy Bears...
  • The Cabin Faced West, Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?, The Double Life of Pocahontas, Homesick, My Own Story, Shh! We're Writing the Constitution...
  • Rotten Ralph, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Jack on the Tracks: Four seasons of Fifth Grade, Heads or tails: Stories From the Sixth Grade...
  • My Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, How to Talk to Your Dog, The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets...
  • The Art Box, My Soccer Book, Check It Out!: The Book About Libraries, Halloween, Prehistoric Animals, The Post Office Book, Sharks...
  • Watch video clips of an interview with Gail Gibbons.
  • "Polk Street School" series, "Polka Dot Private Eye" series, Lily's Crossing, Nory Ryan's Song, Next Stop, New York City!, All the Way Home...

  • The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, M.C. Higgins, The Great, The House of Dies Drear, Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush...
  • Every other year the International Board on Books for Young People presents the Hans Christian Andersen Awards to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature.
  • Owen, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, Wemberly Worried, Olive's Ocean, Chester's Way...

  • Spot's First Walk, Where's Spot?, Spot's Birthday Party, Spot Can Count, Spot's Big Book of Words...
  • Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue?: An Adventure in Color, 26 Letters and 99 Cents, I Read Signs, 1, 2, 3...
  • Little Red Riding Hood, The Sleeping Beauty, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, Saint George and the Dragon...
  • The goal of ICDL is to create a digital library of more than 10,000 books in at least 100 languages that is freely available to children, teachers, librarians, parents, and scholars throughout the world via the Internet.
  • How to Make Pop-Ups, How to Make Super Pop-Ups, Build it with Boxes...
  • Redwall, The Legend of Luke, Lord Brocktree, Triss, Martin the Warrior...
  • Finn Family Moomintroll, Moominpappa at Sea, Moominsummer Madness, Tales From Moominvalley...
  • A collection of digitized historical Japanese children's books. Site is in Japanese.
  • Uncovered! Weird Weird Stories, Unbearable! More Bizarre Stories, Undone! More Mad Endings...
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, A Picture for Harold's Room, The Carrot Seed...
  • Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Air, Mixed Magics, Archer's Goon, A Tale of Time City...
  • Bently & Egg, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, George Shrinks, Rolie Polie Olie...
  • Watch a video clip of an interview with William Joyce.
  • Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, Next stop, Grand Central, Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman, Hey Willy, See the Pyramids...
  • Peter's Chair, The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Pet Show, Jennie's Hat, Apt. 3...The Ezra Jack Keats Archive at the de Grummond Collection.
  • The "Nancy Drew" mystery series.
  • The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, The Mysterious Tadpole, Pinkerton, Behave!, Is Your Mama a Llama?, Library Lil, Paul Bunyan...
  • Loads of author biographies and interviews.
  • Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, Anansi Goes Fishing, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, The Three Princes, Sword of the Samurai...
  • The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Beginning of the Armadillos, The Elephant's Child...

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