Resources – Children’s Literature

Highlighted Children’s Authors

Jacqueline Crivello

Jacqueline’s Third Book: The Magic of the Mountains

Poetry Books to Share with Kids

A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein, Harper Collins Publishing, (c) 1964 (poetry)

Amazing Faces poems selected by by Lee Bennett Hopkins illustrated by Chris Soentpiet, Lee & Low Books, Inc, NY. (c) 2010. (poetry)

Face Bug photographs poems by J. Patrick Lewis, photographs by Frederic B. Siskind and illustrations by Kelly  Murphy, Wordsong Publishers, PA, 2013.  (poetry)

If You Were a Chocolate Mustache: Poems for Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Matthew Cordell, Word Song Publishing, Honesdale, PA (c) 2012. (poetry)

I’m Still Here in the Bathtub:  brand new silly dilly songs by Alan Katz and illustrated by David Catrow, Margaret K. McElderry Books, NY, (c)2003. (poetry)

The EENSY-WEENSY Spider adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Scholastic, NY. (c) 2000 (poetry)

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Michael Eberly, Megan Tingley Books, Little Brown Publishing, NY, (c) 2004.

Picture Books to Share with Kids

Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Flemin and illustrated by G. Brian Karas, Schwartz & Wade Books, NY, (c) 2010.

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Brayan Collier, Little Brown Company, NY, Boston. (c) 2010.

Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah House and illustrated by Debbie Tilley, Tricycle Press, CA, (c)1998.

If you were and ADJECTIVE by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Sara Gray, Picture Window Books, MN (c) 2006.

Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole, Greenwillow books, (c) 1995.

Lon Po Po: A RED-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young, Scholastic Inc, NY (c) 1989.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming and illustrated by G. Brian Karas, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, NY. (c) 2002.

My Trip to the Aquarium by ALIKI, Harper Collins Publishing, NY. (c) 1993.

Oh No! by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann, Schwartz & Wade Books, NY, 2012.

Polar Opposites by Amazon Publishing, NV, (c) 2010.

The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble, Washington D.C., (c) 1998.

The Lighthouse Cat by Sue Stainton and illustrated by Anne Mortimer, Katherine Tegen Books, An Imprint of Harper Collins, NY 2004.

The Three Little Fish and the Big, Bad, Shark by Ken Geist and illustrated by Julia Gorton, Scholastic, NY, (c) 2007.

The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowel and illustrated by Jim Harris, Rising Moon Books for Young readers from Northland Publishing, AR, (c) 1992.

The Three Questions:  Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy, written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth, Scholastic, NY, (c) 2002.

Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson, Capstone Publishing, MN. (c) 2016.

Novels for Readers

A Long Walk to Water based on a true story by Linda Sue Park, (c) 2010.

A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration and the Meaning of Home by Henry Cole, (c) 2010.

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, (c) 2001.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, (c) 2000.

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Velchin, (c) 2011.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan, (c) 2000.

Ghost by Jason Reynolds, (c) 2016.

Savvy by Ingrid Law, (c) 2008.

Seedfolks by Paul Fleishman, (c) 2002.

Sounder by William H. Armstrong, Scholastic, NY, (c) 1969.

The Boy Who Dared: a novel based on the true story of a Hitler Youth by Susan Campbell Bartlett, (c) 2008.

They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch, (c) 1984

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson and illustrated by Garth Williams, (c) 1958.

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, (c) 1944.

The Living: The Fight Begins When you Survive by Matt De La Pena,

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, (c) 2012.

The Watson’s Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis, (c) 1995.

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, (c) 2001.

Upon the Head of a Goat:  A Childhood in Hungary by Aranka Siegal (c) 1981.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina, (c) 2013.

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