During the Great Depression, Marshall, an African American boy, uses lessons learned in arithmetic class and guidance from his mother to figure out how many beans are in a jar in order to win her a new sewing machine in a contest.
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea
Explains precisely why, although it may sound like a good idea, gathering hundreds of pigs to march in a parade through one's hometown is inadvisable.
Harvey Moon, Museum Boy
When Harvey and his pet lizard Zippy go on a school field trip, Zippy gets loose in the museum and they have a harrowing adventure.
A tiny primordial tadpole grows into a frog, feeling just as strong and powerful as the huge tyrannosaurus rex that stomps through the mud.
Lots of Spots
Introduces the different types of camouflage animals use to help blend in with their surroundings, including spots on flounder, colorful spots on poisonous frogs, and large spots on butterflies.
Clever Jack Takes the Cake
A poor boy named Jack struggles to deliver a birthday present worthy of the princess.
A baby encounters a variety of young animals, including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub, before discovering the most precious creature of all.
Tap Tap Bang Bang
Describes the functions of a variety of tools as they work together to make something. What will it be?
Oscar's Half Birthday
To celebrate his half birthday, Oscar, his parents, and his sister go out for a picnic.
Kitten's First Full Moon
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
Building With Dad
A father and his young child watch the construction of the new school, from the bulldozing of earth and mixing of the concrete for the foundation to the hanging of the new sign.
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting.
The Little Red Hen
A newly illustrated edition of the classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it.
Not a Box
To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always just a box.
Wanted, the Perfect Pet
A boy who desperately wants a pet dog ends up with a duck instead.
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime.
Shiver Me Letters
Having decided that R is not enough for them, a bumbling band of pirates sets sail on a quest to capture the rest of the alphabet.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Amos McGee is too sick to make it to the zoo, so his animal friends decide to return the favor and visit him, making it the best sick day ever.
Art & Max
Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed.
A Beach Tail
When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail--and a trail to follow back.