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Archive 1998 -
Present (Listed by author)
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updated 1/24/19


I Can Draw Pets - Simon Abbott
Curious Creatures (Dr Knit) - Arturo Acona
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World - Maya Ajmera, Elisa Hofer Derstine and Cynthia Pon Charlesbridge
Fires Burning Deep Inside - Charles Albano
The Cloud Shaman - Charles Albano
An Artist's America - Michael Albert

My First Picture Dictionary - Susan Amerikaner
Look Mom! I Built My Own Website - Zohar Amihud
Independent Dames - Laurie Halse Anderson

I Love My Daddy - Giles Andreae


LMNO Peas - Keith Baker
Mark's Story - Dr. Marvin G. Baker
Praying the Prayers of the Bible
- James Banks, Cindy Kenny

Let’s Look at Dinosaurs - Frances Barry
Make Your Own Theatre - Clara Barton
Opposites - Agnese Baruzzi
Out on the Prairie - Donna Bateman
Flood! - Marion Dane Bauer
Make Your Own Creepy Castle - Clare Beaton – activity book
Make Your Own Pirate Ship – Clare Beaton
Make Your Own Coral Reef - Clare Beaton
Make Your Own Rainforest - Clare Beaton

Stitched Paper Art for Kids - Ali Benyon
I Love You, Zoo Borns - Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
Zoo Borns! - Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
York’s Adventures with Lewis and Clark - Rhoda Blumberg
Baseball Is - Louise Borden

Candy Construction - Sharon Bowers
A Muggle's Guide to the Wizarding World - Fionna Boyle
Face to Face With Wolves - Jim and Judy Brandenburg
Sorghaghtani of Mongolia - Shirin Yim Bridges
Science of Fun Stuff - Jordan Brown
How Do You Feel? - Andrew Browne
Weather or Not! Spring - Lynda S Burch
Grateful - John Bucchino


60 Clues About Guys - Roxanne Camron
King for Kids - Dr. Clayborne Carson [audio]
Animals Around the World - Deborah Chancellor
In the Desert - Simon Chapman
On The Track with Jeff Gordon - Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout
Space Exploration
- Gus Clarke

Cuddle Buddies – Kirstyn Cogan
This Truck - Paul Collicutt (3-6)
Inside The Secret Garden - - Collins & Eriksson
Thanksgiving - Penny Colman

Adopt Me! Chihuahua Puppy- Olivia Cosneau - activity book
Maisey’s First Colors - Lucy Cousins
I Love Maine - Jeff Cox
Cranium FunFolio: Family Edition - Cranium Games
Cranium FunFolio - Cranium Games
The Cranium Big Book of Outrageous Fun - - Cranium Games

Love That Dog (8-12) - Sharon Creech - Poetry
Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm - Nosy Crow
Pop-Up House of Inventions - Robert Crowther
Britney - Felicia Culotta

Trains - Lynn Curlee
Animal Helpers: Zoos
- Jennifer Keats Curtis

Salamander Season - Jennifer Keats Curtis, J. Adam Frederick and Shennen Bersani



A Dangerous Engine: Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat - Joan Dash
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do - Andy Robert Davies
Who’s Like Me? - Nicola Davies
What Will I Be? - Nicola Davies
Just Ducks - Nicola Davies

Don’t Know Much About The Solar System - Kenneth C. Davis
Don't Know Much About Dinosaurs - Kenneth C. Davis(6-9)
The Girls' Guide to Life - Catherine Dee
This Little Prayer of Mine - Anthony DeStefano
Storms! - Time for Kids Editors with Leslie Dickstein

The Complete Periodic Table - Adrian Dingle and Dan Green
How to Potty Train Your Monster - Kelly DiPucchio
Trains Can Float and Other Fun Facts - Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot

So Big - Disney
Games from Childhood – Karen Dolby - games
the kid's cookbook - Abigail Johnson Dodge, Chuck Williams
The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzzz
- The Dog Artlist Collection

Lullaby Moons and a Silver Spoon - Brooke Dyer



Home – Carson Ellis
Drawing Book of Weirdos - Ed Emberley
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals - Ed Emberley
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Faces - Ed Emberley
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Halloween - Ed Emberley

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book Make a World - Ed Emberley
My Big Book of Spanish Words - Rebecca Emberley
Pinata - Rebecca Emberley
The Best Part of Me - Wendy Ewald
Exploratopia - Exploratorium


Money…Cool! - Judith Fabris
Grandpa Gordy's Greatest World Series Games - Steven A. Falco
The Dog Who Sniffs out Danger - Thea Feldman
A Line is a Dot that Went for a Walk - Jo Fernihough
Kingfisher Readers: Butterflies - Thea Felsman
The Know Nonsense Guide to Grammar – Heidi Fiedler
The Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements- Heidi Fiedler

Go Shapes, Go! - Denise Fleming
My Dog, My Cat - Ashlee Fletcher
Locomotive by Brian Floca
I'm So Angry I Could Scream - Laura Fox
Dress Up Time
(Dream Doodle Draw) – Sonali Fry

Step Gently Out - Helen Frost

Sweep Up the Sun – Helen Frost
Woods and Forests - Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai


Weather - Anita Ganeri
My Pop Up Atlas - Anita Ganeri
Lifesize Rainforest - Anita Ganeri
Atlas of the Universe - Mark Garlick
Tell Me, Tree- Gail Gibbons Ages 4-8
I Spy With My Little Eye - Edward Gibbs
I Spy Pets - Edward Gibbs
Believing in Narnia - Natalie Nichols Gillespie
Journal Buddies - Jill Schoenberg Girma
Zolocolor! - Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi

Greater Estimations - Bruce Goldstone
Basher Science: Extreme Physics - Dan Green
The Book of Boys (for Girls) The Book of Girls (for Boys)- David T. Greenberg
The Donkey of Gallipoli - Mark Greenwood
The Messy Alphabet Book! - Erin Guendelsberger


Dangles and Bangles - Sherri Haab and Michelle Haab - hairstyles
The Book of Fairy Poetry
- Michael Hague

Amphibians and Reptiles – Katharine Hall
Peace - Wendy Anderson Halperin
Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub - Leslie C Halpern

Polar Bears and Penguins - Katherine Hall
Make Your Own Calendar 2007 - Illustrated by Steve Haskamp

Aa to Zz - David Hawcock
Mike the Knight - Hit Limited - activity book
We Share One World - Jane E. Hoffelt
It's Our World, Too!
Ages 9-12 - Phillip Hoose

I Love The Alphabet - Dar Hosta

FEG- Robin Hirsch
Aneelan's Big Book of Pop Out Boxes - Aneela Hoey 
When Mother Was Eleven-Foot-Four - Jerry Camery-Hoggatt
Animal Tails - Mary Holland
Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa! - Peter Horecek
Yellow is My Color Star - Judy Horacek
Yum, Yum - Catherine Hnatov

Kids Collect - Dan Hubley and Mary Hubley
I, Too, Am America - Langston Hughes
Hot Issues: Cool Choices! - Sandra McLeod Humphrey
Me, Myself, and I - Sandra McLeod Humphrey

Dare to Dream! - Sandra McLeod Humphrey

The Bone Detectives - Donna M. Jackson
Phenomena - Donna M. Jackson
Animal Tracks and Signs - Jinny Johnson

Wiggle Your Toes - Karen Katz
Roar Roar Baby – Karen Katz
Alphabet Everywhere - Elliott Kaufman
Preening for Flight - Hugh and Frances Keiser
Exploding Gravy - Poems- X. J. Kennedy
I’ve Seen the Promised Land - The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
60 Cool Holiday Crafts for Year-Round Fun - Nancy Jo King

Baby Animals in the Sea - Editors of Kingfisher
Rich Dad's Escape From the Rat Race - Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter, Rantz Hoseley
Pretty Ballerinas - Ann Kronheimer



Butterflies in the Garden - Ages 8-12 - Carol Lernerr
Hana's Suitcase -Karen Levine
Cranium: The Star Performer Book of Outrageous Fun - LB Kids
Mesmerizing Math - John Litton
Hong Kong and Macau - Kristyna Litten
The Miracle of the Little Kitten - Samuel Lopez
Our Orphaned Owls - Samuel Lopez
Stinky Little Scroungy - Samuel Lopez
The Three-Legged Kitten - Samuel Lopez
Verses about Being Truthful - Max Lucado [Music CD]


The Story of Clocks and Calendars - Betsy Maestro
N is for Nature
- Tim Magner

Teach Me...French Spiritual Songs - Judy Mahoney and Anne Mahoney [audio]
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Ernie Malik
This is Mouse
- Brenna Maloney

Resumes For Children - 17 Years Old and Under - Yes, Really! - Donna Kristine Manley
Thanks for Thanksgiving - Julie Markes
Winter: The "Wow!" Season - Carole Marsh
My Turn to Learn Numbers - Natalie Marshall
Creative Sticker Fun-Princesses - Susan Martineau
BONJOUR! Let’s Learn French
- Judy Marialay
HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish - Judy Marlialay
The Cat Encyclopedia for Kids - Joanne Mattern

Legends of the Sea: Create-A-Story-Kit - John & Caitlin Matthews
Something Out of Nothing - Carla Killough McClafferty
Friends of the Earth - Pat McCarthy
Marvelous Mattie - Emily Arnold McCully
Teddy Bear Addition - Barbara Barbieri McGrath
Venice - Panorama Pops by Sarah McMenemy
I Spy Shapes in Art - Lucy Micklethwait
When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six - A. A. Milne
Reflections of a Black Cowboy - Robert H. Miller
The Best Sewing Machine Fun for Kids - Lynda Milligan and Nancy
Where’s The Unicorn Now? - Paul Moran & Sophie Schrey
How to Be an Ancient Greek Athlete - Jacqueline Morley
How To Be An Egyptian Princess - Jacqueline Morley

Look What You Made, God - Elspeth Campbell Murphy
Rocks and Minerals Sticker Book
- Natural History Museum


National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers - National Geographic
The Gospel of Matthew , The Illustrated ICB - Keith R. Neely, David Miles, Roberta Neely, Bridget Harlow & Thomas R. Zuber
50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals - Ingrid Newkirk
NSYNC Confidential
- Angie Nichols
Face to Face With Whales - Flip and Linda Nicklin
Is This Forever, or What? - Selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
Walt Disney I Am #11 - Grace Norwich
Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Jack Norworth/ Jim Burke



Don’t Dangle Your Participle - Vanita Oelschlager
Molly By Golly! - Dianne Ochiltree  
Goldilocks (Fairytale Colors)-John O'Leary
ABC's on Wings – Ramon Olivera

The O'Reilly Factor for Kids - Bill O'Reilly and Charles Flowers [9-18]
Polar Bears and the Arctic - Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce


Forest Fairy Crafts - Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie
Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover
-Audrey Penn

Dolphins - Sylvaine Peyrols
From Seed to Pumpkin - Wendy Pfeffer
Let's Look for Butterflies – Andrea Pininington and Caz Buckhingham
Magic Colors - Debra K. Pollack
If Not for the Cat - Haiku by Jack Prelutsky

Meet Our Flag, Old Glory - April Jones Prince (4-8)
123 Zoo - Puck


Lady Liberty - Doreen Rappaport – bio 
Encyclopedia Mythologica - Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda
Just for Me! My Really Cool Scrapbook - Kitty Richard
Easter Egg Fun - Sarah V. Richard
I See Seashells
- Sarah V. Richard
House of Shapes - Sarah V. Richard

I See Shapes - Susan Ring
O Holy Night: Christmas With the Boys Choir of Harlem - Faith Ringgold, Boys' Choir of Harlem
Bugs from Head to Tail - Stacey Roderick
No Lobster, Please! - Robyn Rogers
Wacktivity - Catherine Rondeau and Peggy Brownk


Flying Hugs and Kisses (Book and Activity Book) - Jewel Sample
America - Charlie Samuels
Mega-Fun Math Games and Puzzles for the Elementary Grades - Michael Schiro
Sharks! - Ann Schreiber
National Geographic Kids Volcanoes! - Anne Schreiber
How Much is a Million? - David M. Schwartz

The Bumper Book of Crafty Activities – Search Press (juvenile how-to) 
urn! Turn! Turn! - Pete Seeger
Emily Post's The Guide to Good Manners for Kids - Cindy Post Senning

What's Happening To Grandpa? - Maria Shriver

Where the Sidewalk Ends: 30th Anniversary Ed - Shel Silverstein ( review 1)

Where the Sidewalk Ends: 30th Anniversary Ed - Shel Silverstein ( review 2 )
Destination: Space - Seymour Simon

The Train of States - By Peter Sís

Night Creepers – Linda Stanek
Nothing But Trouble - Sue Stauffacher
On The Court With Venus and Serena Williams (9-12)
- Glenn Stout
Ancient Egypt - Bruce Strachan
Stone Giant - Jane Sutcliff


Insects & Spiders - Noel Tait
Planet Earth (non-fiction, science) - Barbara Taylor 
Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog - Barbara Gail Techel
My First Art Book & Easel- Pattie Silver-Thompson
Amazing Gorillas!
- Sarah L. Thomason
Butterflies! - Time for Kids Editors with David Bjerklie
Earthquakes! - Time for Kids Editors with Barbara Collins
Volcanoes! - Time for Kids Editors with Jeremy Caplan
Plants! - Time for Kids Editors with Brenda Iasevoli
Frogs! - Time for Kids Editors with Kathryn Hoffman Satterfield
Alexander Graham Bell - Editors of TIME For Kids
Sharks! - Time for Kids Editors with Adrienne Betz
Theodore Roosevelt - Time for Kids Editors with Lisa DeMauro
Spiders! - Time for Kids Editors with Nicole Iorio
Jackie Robinson - Time for Kids Editors with Denise Lewis Patrick

Harriet Tubman -Time for Kids Editors with Renee Skelton
John F. Kennedy - Time for Kids Editors with Ritu Upadhyay

Moon - Steve Tomecek
Forever Friends - Alex Toys
Constitution Translated for Kids - Cathy Travis

Australia - Charlotte Trounce



Alphabet Trains - Samantha Vamos
First Book of Baby Farm Animals - Patricia Van Note  
Crafty Activities - Various Authors
More Crafty Activities - Various  Authors


I Like Dirt! - Jennifer Ward
Learn to Sign the Fun Way - Penny Warner
Courtney's Creative Adventures - (4-8) - Courtney Watkins

The Race for the Chinese Zodiak - Gabrielle Wang
Boho Designs Coloring Book - Valori Wells
Beautiful Colouring – Cindy Wilde and Felicity French

Wonderful World of Sharks - Christina Wilson
Dino Pops – 3D Models To Color - Jonathan Woodward

Explore Flight - Anita Yasuda
One Minute Mysteries - Erica and Natalie Yoder (2013)
One Minute Mysteries - Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder (2008)
Hello Hello - Dan Zanes

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