Monday, October 14, 2013


Alice in Wonderland (Illustrated)

Lewis Carroll (Author)

John Tenniel (Illustrator)

Publication Date: Nov 11, 2012


The story of a little girl who fell down a rabbit hole and found herself in Wonderland continues to delight readers of all ages. Accompanied by the classic illustrations of John Tenniel, it is one of the best loved novels in the children's literature.

The Nightingale (Illustrated) (Andersen's Fairy Tales) 

Hans Christian Andersen(Author)

Edmund Dulac (Illustrator)

Publication Date: Jan 12, 2012

The famous Andersen tale about the 

Emperor of China and a small bird. Color 

illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods (Illustrated) 

Charles Perrault (Author)
Walter Crane (Illustrator)
Charles Welsh (Translator)
Publication Date: September 15, 2011


The classic fairy tale of the Sleeping Beauty illustrated by Walter Crane.

Publication Date:

November 29, 2011

In the Oakland, California, of 1989, Mirai San Julian is a young woman with a fascinating life and a rich past. She restores historic carousels -- her dream career -- working from her own studio in a former roller skating rink. Though black herself, she spent her first years in a Basque immigrant community in Nevada, the adopted child of a single mother. And after the mother's death, she was raised by her Aunt Joy in a Catholic Worker house. 

Mirai has a lot going for her -- but then, why is everything suddenly falling apart? Her current, year-long carousel project is veering crazily out of control, in both schedule and budget. The guy who dumped her only months before has shown up married and -- as far as Mirai is concerned -- to the worst possible person. Her mother's death long ago is looking less and less like an accident. And Joy, the one person who has had her complete trust, may know more about that death than she has let Mirai believe. 

Mirai knows how to restore a carousel, but can she restore relationships with those she loves? Can she strip the old paint of past wrongs to prepare her life for new, more vibrant colors? And will her eyes be clear enough to spot the brass ring when it finally comes within reach?

Snow White (Illustrated) 

Jacob Grimm (Author)

Wilhelm Grimm (Author)

Franz Jüttner (Illustrator)

Publication Date: Nov 8, 2011

The tale of Snow White was known in many different cultures and countries, but the version recorded by the brothers Grimm became the most famous one.

This edition includes illustrations by Franz Jüttner.

The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the West (Ancient Fantasy)

Aaron Shepard (Author)

Publication Date: Nov 13, 2009
If you think Superman or Spiderman has been around a long time, think about Monkey. He has been China's favorite superhero for at least five centuries. He's amazingly strong, he can fly, and he has a few tricks those other superheroes never heard of. And he's always ready to do battle with demons, dragons -- sometimes even the gods. 

Monkey stars in The Journey to the West, an epic comic fantasy from the sixteenth century. The part retold here is about Monkey's origin and early career -- and the one time he didn't come out on top. 

For ages 10 and up. Not illustrated!

The Songs of Power: A Finnish Tale of Magic, Retold from the Kalevala (Ancient Fantasy)

Aaron Shepard (Author)

Publication Date: November 12, 2009

 Age Level: 10 and up | Grade Level: 4 and up
Not so long ago, in the tiny, isolated villages of Finland, where prolonged summer days gave way to endless winter nights, people would pass the time by singing the many adventures of their favorite heroes: the mighty, magical men and women of ancient days. 

They sang of old Vainamoinen, greatest of sages and magicians, who helped create the world but never could find a woman to wed him. They sang of his friend and ally Ilmarinen, first among craftsmen, the blacksmith who forged the dome of the heavens. 

They sang of Louhi, the ancient lady of Northland, whose crafty wit and magical powers made her a worthy opponent for Vainamoinen himself. And they sang of Aila, Louhi's lovely daughter, who captured the hopes of the two old friends and drew them as rivals to the shores of Northland. 

And while these songs could still be heard, there came along a rural doctor, a scholar, who gathered and wove them together in a book he called the Kalevala. And so he created for Finns a national epic, and for the rest of the world, a work of wonder. 

The songs endure, the heroes live. . . .

For ages 10 and up. Not illustrated!
The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy)
Aaron Shepard (Author)

Publication Date:

Nov 13, 2009

Age Level: 10 and up | Grade Level: 4 and up

The storyteller stands beside the fire, swaying, dancing, miming, singing, reciting. With one hand he shakes a gourd rattle, with the other he swings a conga -- a flyswatter made with a buffalo tail on a wooden handle. Anklet bells tinkle as he moves. Three young men beat a wooden drum with sticks. 

Listening to him is a crowd of men, women, and children. They sing along at a song's refrain, they repeat whole lines of the story when he pauses to see if they're paying attention. They encourage him with little shouts, whoops, claps. Food and drink are passed around. 

In a mountain rainforest of the Congo, a Nyanga village hears once more the tale of its favorite hero -- Mwindo, the one born walking, the one born talking . . . . 

For ages 10 and up. Not illustrated!

The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic, Retold from The Mabinogion (Ancient Fantasy)

Aaron Shepard (Author)

Publication Date: Aug 18, 2009

A thousand years ago, in the Celtic kingdoms of Wales, great lords gave great feasts for their fighting men and courtiers. In timbered halls, for days on end, heaps of meat and bread were washed down with gallons of beer and mead. And in between the meals, when bellies were stuffed and spirits high, the storyteller rose and spun his tales of times long past. 

He told of lords, bold and generous. He told of ladies, grand and glorious. He told of friends, brave and faithful. But of all he told about, no friend was more reliable than Manawydan, son of Llyr. No lady was more admirable than Rhiannon. And no lord was more honorable than Pwyll, King of Dyfed. 

The halls are now long gone -- yet some tales were written down and gathered in a book we call today The Mabinogion. And so the tales live on. . . . 

For ages 10 and up. Not illustrated!

Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher

Aaron Shepard (Author)

Publication Date: April 15, 2010

Age Level: 9 and up | Grade Level: 3 and up

Timothy Tolliver and his friend Arnie Rosenberg have a problem -- a gang of older bullies called the Stinks. But besides being a fourth-grader, Timothy is also a world-class inventor. He and Arnie get the bright idea of defending themselves with Timothy's science-project robot. 

When their first try fails, Timothy finds a way to update the mystical formulas that gave life to the Jewish clay monster, the Golem. The robot comes alive, and it looks like their worries are over -- till the robot stops following orders and takes matters into its own hands. 

Can Timothy bring his creation back under control? Find out, as the Golem legend replays in a modern American elementary school.

The Legend of Lightning Larry

Aaron Shepard (Author)
Toni Goffe (Illustrator)

Publication Date:

April 22, 2013



No outlaw could draw as fast as Lightning Larry. But what really terrified those bad men was that peculiar gun of his. It didn't shoot bullets. It shot light. And Larry always aimed for the heart. 

Can Larry save the town of Brimstone from Evil-Eye McNeevil's outlaw gang? Find out in this rip-roaring original tale of a gunfighter with a huge smile and a hankering for lemonade.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North (Illustrated)

Jørgen Moe (Author)

Kay Nielsen (Illustrator)

Publication Date: Jan 15, 2012

A collection of Norwegian folk tales with magnificent illustrations by Kay Nielsen.

Beauty and the Beast (Illustrated) (Classic fairy tales)

Publication Date: Dec 29, 2011

Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale. Its first published version was written by French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in the middle 18th century. It was a novel-length story intended for adult readers and addressing the issues of the marriage system of the day in which women had no right to choose their husband or to refuse to marry.
The best-known version of the tale appeared sixteen years later. Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont simplified and shortened the Villeneuve’s work and published it in a magazine for young ladies. The new abridged version became more successful, and Madame de Beaumont is regarded now as the author of the classic story.
This edition includes remarkable illustrations by Walter Crane. Walter Crane was a prominent book illustrator of the 19th century. In cooperation with Edmund Evans, he designed picture books printed in color, which became the most popular children's books at the time thanks to their high level of craftsmanship and low price.
Crane’s work set the standards of taste in the Victorian children's book industry and earned him the reputation of "the father of the illustrated children's book".
Will Allen and the Great 

Monster Detective

(The Chronicles of the Monster 
Detective Agency) 

Publication Date: June 23, 2011

Will Allen may be one of the smallest boys at Ashford Middle School, but he is also one of the smartest. But cleverness alone isn't enough to help him when monsters infest his room!
Together with his friend Jeannine Fitsimmons, Will searches fruitlessly for help, until a strange business card appears, instructing them how to summon Bigelow Hawkins, the Great Monster Detective. With Bigelow's help, along with the use of his very special monster-fighting instruments, the RevealeR and the MonsterScope, Will must learn how to conquer his monsters and reveal the secret of the dreaded HIDDEN BEAST before it's too late...

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