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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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eloise, Kay Thompson's Eloise Takes a Bawth, Hilary Knight's The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle...
  • A Wrinkle in Time, A Ring of Endless Light, A Wind in the Door, The Arm of the Starfish, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Troubling a Star...
  • Strawberry Girl, Cowboy Small, The Little Fire Engine, The Little Farm, The Little Sailboat, I Like Winter, Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison...
  • Blog created by the author of Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night, The Two Princesses of Bamarre, The Wish, The Princess Test and other children's favorites.

  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Giggle, Giggle, Quack, Cat Count, Chubbo's Pool, Gorilla Walk...
  • Market!, Fair!, Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese Take Out, Gorilla Walk, Elephant Quest, Peppe the Lamplighter...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Horse and His Boy, The Silver Chair, Prince Caspian...
  • Swimmy, Frederick, Inch by Inch, Little Blue and Little Yellow, A Color of His Own...
  • Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad are Friends, Days with Frog and Toad, Mouse Tales, Fables, Grasshopper on the Road, Uncle Elephant...
  • Froggy Gets Dressed, Froggy's First Kiss, Froggy Plays Soccer, Froggy Learns to Swim, Froggy's Halloween, Shawn and Keeper Show-and-Tell...
  • The Giver, Number the Stars, Anastasia Krupnik, Anastasia At Your Service, Attaboy, Sam!, Gathering Blue, Gooney Bird Greene...
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall, Caleb's Story, Arthur, for the Very First Time, Baby, The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt, Journey, Three Names, Unclaimed Treasures...

  • Listen to audio clips of an interview with Patricia MacLachlan.
  • George and Martha, Miss Nelson is Missing!, The Stupids Step Out, The Three Little Pigs, The Cut-Ups, Fox on Stage, Rats on the Roof, Space Case...
  • The "Baby-Sitters Club" series, "California Diaries" series, The Doll People, A Corner of the Universe, P.S. Longer Letter Later, Snail Mail No More...
  • Read the Transcript from NYPL's Author Chat with Ann M. Martin, held July 6, 2004.

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, A Beasty Story, Barn Dance!, Knots on a Counting Rope, Old Devil Wind...
  • Watch video clips of an interview with Bill Martin Jr.

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