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Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple
Deborah Layton

Anchor, 1999

Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" ( Kirkus Review ) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found her way back to sanity. From Waco to Heaven's Gate, the past decade has seen its share of cult tragedies. But none has been quite so dramatic or compelling as the Jonestown massacre of 1978, in ...


Hush Little Baby Doll
Sylvia Long

Chronicle Books, 1997

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1 is One
Tasha Tudor

Little Simon, 2002

The classic picture book is now available in an abridged board book edition, perfect for the youngest readers. Complete with Tasha Tudor's verse and Caldecott Honor illustrations, 1 is One is a charming introduction to numbers.


Morris's Disappearing Bag
Rosemary Wells, 1999

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Morris discovers, under the Christmas tree, one last present that is much better than his brother Victor's hockey outfit, his sister Rose's beauty kit, and his sister Betty's chemistry set.


Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Leo Lionni

Demco Media, 1987

Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship. Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse is sure to enchant ...


One Monster After Another

Brighter Child, 2001

Sally Ann's letter to Lucy Jane goes on a fantastic journey when a "Stamp-Collecting Trollusk" steals it from the mailbox. If you open almost any of award-winning author/illustrator Mercer Mayer’s 250+ children’s books you’ll see dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr. Mayer spent his childhood hunting lizards and snakes in the swamps by his home. During his teenage ...


Anastasia's Album: The Last Tsar's Youngest Daughter Tells Her Own Story
Hugh Brewster

Hyperion, 1996

An award-winning author uses Anastasia's own photos, watercolors, letters, and diaries, long hidden in Russian archives, to reveal an engaging portrait of Russia's last princess, her family, and their difficult exile in Siberia after the Russian revolution.


The Water Hole
Graeme Base

Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 2001

In the tradition of his best-selling alphabet book, Animalia, author and illustrator Graeme Base takes young readers on an exhilarating journey of discovery with an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook, and art book. From the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of outback Australia, the animals come together to drink from the water hole. But their water supply is ...


Goodnight Opus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Berke Breathed

Turtleback, 1996

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When his grandmother reads his favorite book for the 210th time, Opus the penguin departs from the text and gets carried away on a fantastical nighttime journey.


When I Loved Myself Enough
Kim McMillen, Alison McMillen

Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 2001

"When I Loved Myself Enough" is a collection of wisdom that is startling in its simplicity. By the end of the book, the message becomes clear: loving yourself holds the key to loving others and having others love you. By sharing her insights, the author also shows us how to feel the same sense of peace and quiet joy that illuminated her life. This book began as one woman's gift to the world, hand-made by Kim McMillen and handed out to friends. ...


Goodbye, Vietnam
Gloria Whelan

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1992

Thirteen-year-old Mai and her family embark on a dangerous sea voyage from Vietnam to Hong Kong to escape the unpredictable and often brutal Vietnamese government.


The Youngest Hero
Jerry B. Jenkins

Warner Adult, 2002

In this emotional story of parental love, a single mother of a teenage baseball player who exhibits the batting eye of a professional athlete, tries to shield and protect her son from the world of over-zealous scouts, hard-nosed coaches, and money-hungry agents. Guided by his mother's firm and steadfast wisdom and his extraordinary talent, both mother and son make it to the major leagues. In the end, THE YOUNGEST HERO reveals that when it comes ...


A Very Young Dancer
Jill Krementz

Knopf, 1976

A ten-year-old student at the School of American Ballet in New York describes her classes and the preparation for and performance of her role in the ballet "The Nutcracker."


No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great heights. On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing ...


Teaching the Youngest Writers (Maupin House)
Marcia S. Freeman

Maupin House, 2013

Teaching the Youngest Writers helps kindergarten and first-grade teachers understand the stages of emergent writing and the models children need to progress; how to model writing; how to set up a classroom for Writer's Workshop; how to schedule and organize daily writing workshop; how to conduct an Author's Chair; how to model efficient peer conferences that really work; and explains narrative and expository techniques to teach young writers.


The Boys: The Untold Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors
Martin Gilbert

Henry Holt & Co, 1997

In 1993, at the urging of one of their members, a group of concentration camp survivors who drifted into Prague after World War II related their stories to Sir Martin Gilbert. The Boys is the result--a recreation of the nightmare years in their own voices and a tale of hope overcoming horror in the darkest of hours. 40 photos. 8 maps.


Star Mother's Youngest Child
Louise Moeri

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1980

The grumpy old woman had never properly celebrated Christmas until the year Star Mother's youngest child came to Earth to find out what Christmas was all about.


Mop Top
Don Freeman

Live Oak Media, 1982

An almost-six-year-old with a mass of floppy red hair tries to postpone the inevitable trip to Mr. Barberoli's barber shop.


The First Step Bible: A Gold 'n' Honey Bible for Toddlers
Mack Thomas

Multnomah Books, 1994

Toddlers' lives are filled with important "firsts" as they learn and grow by leaps and bounds! That's why Gold 'n Honey has created a captivating "first Word" specifically designed to match the interests and learning habits of boys and girls ages 1 to 3.


Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers

Stenhouse Publishers, 2007

In the early grades, talking and drawing can provide children with a natural pathway to writing, yet these components are often overlooked. In Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers Martha Horn and Mary Ellen Giacobbe invite readers to join them in classrooms where they listen, watch, and talk with children, then use what they learn to create lessons designed to meet children where they are and lead them into the world ...



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