One Fine Day book
#37
One Fine Day
Written and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book of 1971 "One fine day a fox traveled through the great forest. When he reached the other side he was very thirsty." The jaunty red fox stole milk from an old farm woman, lost his tail under the annoyed woman's knife, and spent the day bargaining to get it back. This humorous retelling of a favorite Armenian folktale is a story small children will follow and "read along" with ease.

The Giraffe That Walked to Paris book
#38
The Giraffe That Walked to Paris
Written by Nancy Milton and illustrated by Roger Roth
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Retells the true story of how the first giraffe ever to come to Europe was sent by the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France in 1826, and the giraffe walked from the disembarkation point of Marseilles to Paris to see the King.

The Funny Little Woman book
#39
The Funny Little Woman
Written by Arlene Mosel and illustrated by Blair Lent
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the magic for becoming the richest woman in Japan.

Arrow to the Sun book
#40
Arrow to the Sun
Written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

An Indian boy who is a descendant of the Lord of the Sun sets out in search of his father.

A Lion in Paris book
#41
A Lion in Paris
Written and illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Bored by his rural life in the savannah, a lion seeks excitement and opportunity in the City of Light, where he is surprised that even his roaring does not cause a stir while visiting Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and the busy underground Métro. By the award-winning creator of Bugs in a Blanket.

Ashanti to Zulu book
#42
Ashanti to Zulu
Written by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses book
#43
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Written and illustrated by Paul Goble
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

"There was a girl in the village who loved horses... She led the horses to drink at the river. She spoke softly and they followed. People noticed that she understood horses in a special way." And so begins the story of a young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe's horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations. Paul Goble tells how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.

Ox-cart Man book
#44
Ox-cart Man
Written by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Describes the day-to-day life of an early nineteenth-century New England family throughout the changing seasons.

Jumanji book
#45
Jumanji
Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

The Glorious Flight book
#46
The Glorious Flight
Written and illustrated by Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight. “Factually accurate, yes-but also a witty pictorial reincarnation of Bleriot’s first experience of an airship”—Kirkus Reviews

Saint George and the Dragon book
#47
Saint George and the Dragon
Written by Margaret Hodges and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

This special new paperback edition of St. George and the Dragon commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Caldecott Award-winning picture book. Hodges retells an exciting segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which the Red Cross Knight slays a dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years, bringing peace and joy back to the land. Featuring a fresh new cover design - with artwork that highlights the dragon adventure within - and distinctive embossed gold Caldecott Award sticker, this is the perfect way to introduce the classic tale to a whole new generation of readers.

The Polar Express book
#48
The Polar Express
Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

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