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Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
Gift Horse
A Lakota Story
School & Library      ISBN: 0810941279
A Lakota boy comes of age and finds his courage in this picture book from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson

When Flying Cloud's father gives him a Gift Horse, marking the beginning of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud names the horse Storm. The two become inseparable: they spend their days riding across the prairie, hunting deer, and roughhousing with the other boys and their horses. But as Flying Cloud becomes a man, his life takes a serious turn: He must now learn the ways of his people and what it means to be a Lakota warrior. So when enemies of the Lakota steal many of the tribe's horses--including Storm--Flying Cloud must join the rescue party. Will he prove he has the courage to become a true Warrior?

The bold, full-color illustrations bring to life this exciting coming-of-age tale from award-winning creator and member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe S. D. Nelson and provide a unique look into the lives of the Lakota during the nineteenth century. Backmatter includes a brief summary of the Lakota history.
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back!
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back!
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394800028
The riotously funny follow-up to The Cat in the Hat celebrates its 60th Anniversary

The Cat is back--along with some surpise friends--in this beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Dick and Sally have no time to play. It's winter and they have mountains of snow to shovel. So when the Cat comes to visit, he decides to go inside and to take a bath. No problem, right? Wrong The pink ring he leaves in the tub creates is a very BIG pink problem when he transfers the stubborn stain from the bath onto Mother's white dress, Dad's shoes, the floors, the walls, and ultimately, over the entire yard full of snow Will the kids EVER clean up the mess? You bet they will, with some help from the Cat and his helpers: 26 miniature cats (AKA Little Cats A-Z) who live inside the Cat's hat This classic Dr. Seuss story is the perfect choice for beginning readers and read-alouds, especially on snow days And with a peel-off 60th Anniversary sticker on the front cover, it makes a perfect gift for all ages.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Dust Jacket : Good

The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
Paperback      ISBN: 0920236162

This bestselling modern classic features a princess who rescues a very snooty--and ungrateful--prince.

Madeline
Madeline
School & Library      ISBN: 0670445800
"In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines
lived twelve little girls
in two straight lines
the smallest one was Madeline."


Nothing frightens Madeline--not tigers, not even mice. With its endearing, courageous heroine, cheerful humor, and wonderful, whimsical drawings of Paris, the Madeline stories are true classics that continue to charm readers, even after 75 years

Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was the author of the beloved Madeline books, including Madeline, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Madeline's Rescue, winner of the Caldecott Medal.
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307157857
It's time to start your engines in this Richard Scarry classic all about vehicles

Buckle-up for a fun-filled day of planes, trains, automobiles . . . and even a pickle truck Featuring hundreds of clearly labeled vehicles, this is the perfect book for little vehicle fans from the one and only Richard Scarry.
People
People
Hardcover      ISBN: 038513181x

A celebration of diverse world cultures from the brilliant Peter Spier, one of the most beloved children's illustrators of the last fifty years. In this breathtaking tour around the world, young readers can pore over the many details that make each country and culture unique and special--illuminated by Spier's detailed and witty illustrations of festivals and holidays, foods, religions, homes, pets, and clothing. In print since 1980, this classic, boundary-pushing book is a must-have in today's global age--a tribute to the ways in which we as the world's citizens are at once both different and the same.

★ "The Caldecott Medalist has created his most ambitious and impressive picture book so far, with minutely detailed and exquisite paintings of human beings on all four continents."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A wonderful introduction to a global view that will answer and arouse curiosity in the young and act as an absorbing reminder for any age."--School Library Journal

- The Christopher Award
- An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

Dust Jacket : Very Good

The Story of Ferdinand
The Story of Ferdinand
Paperback      ISBN: 0140502343
A true classic with a timeless message

All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?

The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland.

The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi--whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.--even called it his favorite book.

The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).
The Lorax
The Lorax
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394823370
Celebrate nature with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about sustainability and protecting the environment

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.

Dr. Seuss's beloved story teaches kids to treat the planet with kindness and stand up and speak up for others. Experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted in a story that is timely, playful, and hopeful. The book's final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference.

Printed on recycled paper, this book is the perfect gift for Earth Day and for any child--or child at heart--who is interested in recycling, advocacy, and the environment, or just loves nature and playing outside.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama
Curious George
Curious George
Paperback      ISBN: 039515023x

In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey and is a must have for any children's book collection.

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394839129
Read up a storm with Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat-plus his friend Young Cat

The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.

The Cat in the Hat can read in purple and in brown, in a circle and even upside down Can he teach Young Cat to do the same? A perfect stepping stone for emerging readers to show off their skills, this book will show kids all the wonderful ways and wonderful things you can read.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You'll Go , these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama