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Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1990

Illus. in full color. "Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain,' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times (grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles) and the ...


The Jolly Christmas Postman
Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg

Little Brown & Co (Juv), 1991

The Jolly Postman brings a batch of wonderful letters for Christmas, including notes from the Big Bad Wolf and all the King's men.


When I Grow Up
Al Yankovic

HarperCollins, 2011

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The Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom

Spire, 1971

The Hiding Place is a 1971 book on the life of Corrie ten Boom, written by ten Boom together with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. The idea of a book on ten Boom's life began as John and Elizabeth Sherrill were doing research for the book God's Smuggler, about ten Boom's fellow Dutchman, Brother Andrew. Corrie ten Boom was already in her mid-seventies when the Sherrills first heard about her. She was one of Brother Andrew's favorite traveling ...


Trashy Town
Andrea Zimmerman, David Clemesha

HarperCollins, 1999

I dump it in I smash it down I drive around the trashy town Meet Mr. Gilly. He cleans up Trashy Town. He does it with a big smile and a big truck--which is sure to make him a hero with all the children in the neighborhood. David Clemesha and Andrea Zimmerman have created a rhythmic, repeatable refrain that will roll off the lips of every child. Dan Yaccarino's dynamic art puts the zip in Mr. Gilly's stride and adds style and charm to trash ...


I Knew You Could!: A Book for All the Stops in Your Life (Little Engine That Could)
Craig Dorfman

Grosset & Dunlap, 2003

The determined Little Blue Engine is back, bringing inspiring and enlightening words of wisdom to graduates of all ages as they make the transition from one phase of life to the next. I Think I Can! provides familiar comfort in changing times and serves as a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Readers will revisit the story again and again as they move forward along life's path. From "I think I can" to "I knew I could," ...


Jacob's Rescue
Malka Drucker

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1993

After escaping from the ghetto in which his family is imprisoned, Jewish boy Jacob Gutgelt lives for four years passing as a non-Jew, struggling through the daily terror of being caught.


Big Frank's Fire Truck (Pictureback(R))

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014

Illustrated in full color. Ride along with Big Frank and the rest of the crew as they race to the scene of an accident, inspect the local KwikShop, demonstrate fire safety at Niceview Elementary School, and battle a raging brush fire! In between calls, hang out at the firehouse with Big Frank and the gang. It's all in a day's--and night's--work for our firefighting friends.  


The Paperboy
Dav Pilkey

Scholastic Inc., 1999

A boy and his dog savour the silence of the early morning as they deliver papers.


Eastern approaches
Fitzroy Maclean

Pan Books Ltd, 1956

Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy lines, including the daring and outrageous kidnapping of the German Consul in Axis-controlled Iraq. Maclean's extraordinary adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's ...


God, Give Us Wings
Felicia Prekeris Brown

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

In this riveting memoir, a small family struggles to survive the upheavals of World War II—first the Soviet occupation of Lithuania, when they barely escape exile to Siberia, then the bitter years under the Nazis. In 1944, as the communists return and their home is destroyed, the parents leave all they have known, determined to give their two daughters a chance at life. On foot, then by horse and cart, they scavenge and beg their way through ...


How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover ...
Lily Madeleine Whiteman

AMACOM, 2008

With over 40 per cent of the federal government's 1.6 million employees retiring over the next 10 years, now is the time for anyone seeking a government job to take advantage of the massive retirement wave that has already begun. Yet until now, no truly up-to-date or comprehensive book has existed to give readers the tools and guidance they need to get hired for a government job, internship, or fellowship. Entertainingly written by a successful ...


Halloween Night
Marjorie Dennis Murray

Greenwillow Books, 2010

Trick or treat! It's Halloween night and all are preparing, for a wickedly wonderful evening of scaring. With zombies and banshees and mummies galore, read this book once and you'll come back for more!


The Boss Baby
Marla Frazee

Beach Lane Books, 2010

From the moment the baby arrived, it was obvious that he was the boss. The boss baby is used to getting his way--drinks made to order 24/7, his private jet plane, and meetings around the clock. But when his demands aren't getting proper responses, he has to go to new lengths to achieve the attention he deserves. Marla Frazee brings her signature wit and humor--along with adorable illustrations--to a book that explores the effect of one ...


Daddies (Little Golden Book)
Janet Frank

Golden Books, 2011

In a charming rhyme, this 1953 Little Golden Books asks, "What do daddies do all day? Daddies work while children play." It shows daddies working in all kinds of careers, from farming to teaching to even singing in the opera! And it assures children that at the end of the workday, "by taxi, train, by car and bus, Daddy rushes home—to us!"  Illustrated by Tibor Gergely, who brought the beloved Little Golden Book characters Scuffy the ...


Little Piece of Ground
Elizabeth & Nimr, Sonia Laird

Macmillan Children's Books, 2003


Cowboy Small (Lois Lenski Books)
Lois Lenski

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2001

Cowboy Small takes good care of his horse, Cactus. In return, Cactus helps Cowboy Small get work done on the range. Together they round up cattle for branding and live the good life. At night, Cowboy Small eats at the chuck wagon, sings with his friends, and sleeps under the stars. From the Hardcover edition.


Richard Scarry's Busy Busy World (Golden Bestsellers Series)
Richard Scarry

Goldencraft, 1970

There are 33 stories in this title, with a variety of characters in adventures all over the world. The illustrations include cafes in France, rickshaws in Hong Kong, a carnival in Rio and a farm in Poland.


My Car
Byron Barton

Perfection Learning, 2004

With prose as clean as Sam's the narrator's shiny engine, Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks , My Bus , and Building a House , explores transportation, the parts of a car, signs and signals, night and day, community, and occupations. Bright, graphic artwork invites readers to count, name colors and shapes, and follow Sam and his car as they drive through a bustling world ...



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