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Summer 1999


Children's Literature Summer 1999 Forums

The 22nd annual series of Children's Literature Summer Forums is co-sponsored by the Children's Literature Research Collections and University Summer Sessions. Each 45-minute presentation will begin at 2:15 p.m. and will be followed by time for questions. All forums are held in the Arthur Upson Room, 109 Walter Library, and are free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 17: Prof. Anne Lundin
Exploding Canons: Revisiting Children's Classics.
Professor Lundin will talk on her work-in-progress--a study of the canon of children's literature, the making of a children's book into "a classic." The research focuses on the reception history and reputation of sixty-five titles that the Children's Literature Association listed as "Touchstones" in the mid-1980's. She argues for the role of sociopolitical factors in shaping the reputation of "the best" children's books by contextualizing the value construction of children's books by adults. Factors such as reviews, publishing history, mediation by librarians, and interpretation by the media are all considered.

Thursday, June 24: Dr. Carolyn B. Gwinn
Multicultural Literature: Influencing Children's Perspective of Diversity.
Dr. Gwinn, who received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota, is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education & Human Development at the University.

Dr. Gwinn has presented findings at both the state and international levels regarding the integration of multicultural literature across the elementary curriculum. Her work in the area of multicultural literature was inspired by the emergence of an increasingly diverse student population and the mounting popularity of literature-based instruction. The research Dr. Gwinn will present at the Summer Forum is as a result of a literature-based, response centered study she conducted with second grade students.

Thursday, July 1: Dr. Susan Stan
The Art of International Picture Books
Susan Stan is an assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She teaches courses in children's literature, with an emphasis on multicultural and international literature for children and young adults. In 1997 she received a Ph.D. in Literacy Education from the University of Minnesota, where her dissertation was an examination of picture books from other countries. She will present examples from Hans Christian Andersen Award illustrators.

Thursday, July 15: Barbara Elleman, Author
On the Trail of Tomie dePaola: Researching His Art and Stories.
Barbara Elleman is a distinguished Scholar of Children's Literature in the School of Education at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was formerly the creator, editor and chief of Book Links, Editor of the Children's Section of Booklist, and a public librarian in Wisconsin and Colorado. She is the author of Tomie dePaola, His Art and His Stories (Putnam, 1999).

Thursday, July 29: Barbara Joosse
The everyday incidents of childhood occupy the pages of Barbara M. Joosse's children's stories. These events are a mixture of the trials and tribulations Joosse remembers from her own childhood in Wisconsin and those she endured later as a mother of three children. Barbara Joosse has won many awards, including Picture Book Award, Council of Wisconsin Writers; and the Golden Kite Award.
An autographing session follow her talk. Books will be available for purchase.

Thursday, August 5: Dean Elizabeth Baer
Not for Children Only Reading and Discussion Programs in American's Libraries.
Dr. Elizabeth R. Baer, Dean of the Facultuy, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gustavus Adolphus College, will talk about the newly revised program "Not for Children Only." She developed the reading and discussion programs in America's Libraries, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association.

Thursday, August 12: J. Randolph Cox
The Children's Literature Research Collections is celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Hess Collection. J. Randolph Cox will be speaking about the Hess Collection and discussing Nick Carter at the University.

Nick Carter, the creation of John R. Coryell, was one of the most popular fictional detectives in the dime novels of the late 19th and early 20th century who appeared in hundreds of stories in Street & Smith's New York Weekly, the Nick Carter Library, Nick Carter Weekly, Nick Carter Stories, most of which were collected and published as books in the same publisher's Magnet Library and New Magnet Library.

This talk will focus on some of the reasons for J. Randolph Cox's continuing fascination with the character, the popularity of the character and look at the results of his research of 30 years (much of it spent in the Hess Collection) to identify the real authors behind the pseudonym "Nicholas Carter." Slides of examples from the author's collection will be used to illustrate the presentation.

J. Randolph Cox is a reference librarian and Professor Emeritus at St. Olaf College. Editor-Publisher of Dime Novel Round-Up; Area Chair for Dime Novels, Series Books, and Pulp Magazines of the American Culture Association (1987-1992); contributed articles on detective fiction, dime novels and other journals and reference books. Author of bibliographic studies of detective fiction, the Nick Carter stories, Walter B. Gibson, and H. G. Wells. His current work-in-progress is The Dime Novel Companion.

Thursday, August 19: Loren Stringer
Loren Stringer's paintings for Scarecrow, by Cynthia Rylant, grew out of a love of all that blooms, grows, and dies in her garden each year. Her first children's book, Mud, written by Mary Lyn Ray, was named and IRA-CBC Children's Choice and won the Minnesota Book Award for Illustration. Ms. Stringer lives in Minneapolis with her husband, artist and composer Matthew Smith, and their two children.

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From the Curator

Crossing Both the Atlantic and the Pacific
Children's books serve as bridges between countries. American children read classics and glean something about the culture about nineteenth century Switzerland from Heidi and Italy from Pinocchio and twentieth century Sweden from Pippi Longstocking and Germany from Emil and the Detectives.

Irvin Kerlan, MD and founder of the Kerlan Collection, loaned books and art from his private collection in Washington, D. C. to the USIA for exhibit abroad in the late 1940s and 1950s. Continuing his commitment, the Kerlan Collection, now located at the University of Minnesota expanded its international holdings and loans original art exhibits overseas. In 1980, the Grotto Foundation supported purchase of non-English language books. Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation assisted with acquisition of Norwegian books. Simultaneously, the Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) may sponsor traveling exhibits.

In 1985, a traveling exhibit entitled "An American Sampler" with forty pieces of art or manuscripts and the accompanying books traveled to the international Bologna Children's Book Fair. Then in 1987 the University Art Museum collaborated with the Kerlan Collection to send an exhibit of Gustaf Tenggren originals to six sites in Sweden, including the National Museum in Stockholm. Currently there are two exhibits in Japan. Motoo Ito, supported by the giant newspaper Asahi, selected 152 works and 28 Children's Book Week posters for exhibits in six museums. Meanwhile, in 1999 the Kijo Picture Village gallery has another eighty pieces on display. Families drive from distant cities to spend a day or more in its library of 10,000 international picture books in original language or Japanese language. Its gallery, bookstore, lecture hall, and amphitheaters are in a natural setting with hills and rice fields. For the fall of 2000, Kijo has selected Wanda Gag for its exhibit focus.

CLRC sponsored the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) Magazine Traveling Exhibit at the Festival of Nations in 1992. Exhibits of books and replicas entitled "Roots in Denmark; Danish Picture Books for Children" came in 1992 and the "Moomin" exhibit from Finland followed in 1993. An IBBY Exhibit of more than one hundred international books in 1998 have come to the reading room. Now in this fiftieth anniversary year of the Kerlan collection at the University, an extensive Norwegian Children's Book Exhibit entitled "Trolls, Mrs. Pepperpot and Beyond" will arrive in mid-November for a month. Because of the CLRC forthcoming move, the venue for this display will be Wilson Library's fourth floor gallery.

Picture book characters such as Anatole, a happy lion, Elmer and his dragon, the family with an ox cart, Ramona and a very old man and a very old woman with the millions of cats become good will ambassadors to countries across both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Meanwhile, the University of Minnesota introduces to its extended community the best of the children's book persona from the international world of children's books.

--Karen Nelson Hoyle
CLRC Curator

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Chase Lecture

James Cross Giblin, award-winning nonfiction author and editor at Clarion Books, New York, will give the 1999 Chase Lecture on Tuesday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m. in the Bell Museum Auditorium. Mr. Giblin will speak on "Leading a Double Life: My Experiences as a Writer and Editor," exploring how the activities of writing and editing influence each other. The Bell Museum is located at the corner of University Avenue SE and 17th Avenue SE. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing at the end of the lecture.

Mr. Giblin received an MFA from Columbia University in 1955 and has worked since in publishing, going to Clarion Books as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief in 1979. His own children's books include Chimney Sweeps, winner of the American Book Award for Children's Nonfiction and the Golden Kite Award; Walls and Let There Be Light, both Golden Kite Award winners; The Truth about Santa Claus, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Award for nonfiction; and Charles A. Lindbergh, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. His most recent book, The Mystery of the Mammoth Bones, and How It Was Solved, was published by Harper Collins in 1999.

For information on these and other offerings in Children's Literature and Language Arts Education, please contact Prof. Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 150 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0208. Telephone: (612) 625-3310.

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Trolls, Mrs. Pepperpot and Beyond
Celebrating Norwegian children's books, will be in Wilson Library's fourth floor gallery from mid-November to mid-December, 1999.

The Children's Literature Research Collections was selected as one of eight U.S. sites to host this exhibit. Capital Children's Museum, Washington D.C., and Sons of Norway are collaborating as national major sponsors. The fall newsletter will provide more information about it.

Kijo Picture Book Village Exhibit
While the exhibit is being enjoyed through June by visitors to the gallery on the island of Kyushu in Japan, twelve staff and friends will visit the Kerlan Collection June 1 through 5. Their focus will be on children's book art by Wanda Gag. They will also visit the Wanda Gag House, Brown County Museum, the home of Gag's nephew Gary Harm, and the Children's Theatre.

Picture Books in the 20th Century
An exhibit in Japan, selected by Motoo Ito and supported by Asahi Newspaper Company have borrowed art from the Kerlan Collection. Its 3rd and 4th exhibit sites are Shimonoseki Municipal Art Museum in Yamaguchi (August 12-September 19) and Kariya Municipal Art Museum in Nagoya (September 25-November 7). Among its loans from the Kerlan Collection are Edward Ardizzone's The Little Bookroom, Titus in Trouble, The School in Our Village, and Black Bird in the Lilac; Jean Charlot's Tito's Hats; James Daughtery's Abraham Lincoln, and Daniel Boone; and Paul Galdone's Anatole and the Piano, and Basil of Baker Street.

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Friends Board

Rebecca Rapport

Vice-President & Finance Chair:
Bette Peltola

Financial Secretary:
Walter Peik

Gwen Willems

Development Chair:
Grace Kurtz

Education/Outreach Chair:
Gloria Kortmeyer

Kerlan Award Chair:
Phyllis Mattill

Marketing Chair:
Christine Dyrud

Membership Chair:
Karen M. Bihrle

Summer Event Chair:
Diana Swanson

Other Board Members:
Ruth Berman
Kathie Cerra
Phyllis Deer
Norma Gaffron
Maythee Kantar
Dianne Monson
Katharine Weiblen

Karen Nelson Hoyle

The Friends of the Kerlan Collection act as advocates for the Collection by encouraging use of and by financially supporting this rare and unique resource.

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Kerlan Award Recap

The annual Kerlan Award Luncheon was held on Saturday, April 10, 1999 at the Holiday Inn Metrodome on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus. The event celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Kerlan Collection an the 25th Anniversary of the Kerlan Friends. Gray skies and falling rain could not dampen the spirits of the capacity crowd.

Because of the special anniversaries being commemorated, four awards were presented this year. Two retired professors who did much to support the collection over the years were recognized. Dr. Edward B. Stanford and Dr. Norine Odland received the award and responded with reminiscences of their experiences. Harold Kittleson, a personal friend of Irvin Kerlan, also spoke of the early days of the collection. An award was given posthumously to Lois Lenski, noted children's author and illustrator, who has been a generous donor to the collection. Her son, Steven Covey, accepted the award on her behalf.

The major speech of the day was given by the fourth winner, Eve Bunting, whose 100-plus books have delighted preschoolers, elementary students and young adults. Her address demonstrated the warmth and creativity found in her books. An autographing session with Eve Bunting brought a full and exciting day to a most satisfying close.

--Phyllis Mattill
Librarian, Hopkins Public Library, & Kerlan Award Chair

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Coming Events

June 13-19: Dillman's Creative Workshops. Beth Peck, The Illustration Process. Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation is in its 22nd season of bringing nationally known artist instructors to the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods and exotic off-premise locations. For more information call: 715-588-3143, e-mail:, fax: 715-588-3110, website:

"Through slide presentations and examples of original sketches and illustrations, I will introduce the process one goes through to create an illustrated picture book. I enjoy sharing the thought process from concept to research, from thumbnail compositional studies through to the finished illustration. By example, I will show how I use reference material and my own photographs to create compositions. We will go through the process of making compositional studies and learning to conceive of pictures from different angles and viewpoints. I believe strongly in learning to draw from direct observations so we will do some of our compositional studies outdoors as well as work with a clothed model and props to learn to create quick compositional studies from different viewpoints. I will give demonstrations working in oils and pastels, which are the mediums I use most frequently in my book illustration. One must develop drawing skills and yet illustration styles vary from naive to very realistic. I want to help you understand the process of making a book in its entirety and facilitate your individual style. Bring your own reference material and sense of beauty to class. One evening there will be a show on pochade painting, which is small quick colored nature studies on location." -Beth Peck

Beth received her B.F.A. in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Research Based on CLRC Resources

Janice Coleman. The Black Seamstress in 19th Century Literature. Oxford: University of Mississippi, Dec. 1998.

Ted Hathaway. Research in Baseball Index. An Electronic Index Baseball Literature. The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has been cataloging children's baseball books and articles from many historical children's periodicals. Ted Hathaway recently cataloged articles from American Boy, which is housed in the CLRC.

Judith Ann Johnson. Passive Perfection: Images of Women in Nineteenth Century English Art and Children's Book Illustration. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Minnesota, May, 1999.

Zandra K. Warzonek. Heinrich Hoffmann's DER STRUWWELPETER as Archetype of Nineteenth Century Bourgeois Children's Literature. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Minnesota, May, 1999.

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Recent Visitors

Carol A. Bock, a faculty member in the English department at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, researched 19th century children's periodicals in April for an article.

In February, graduate student Beth Botterill of the U of M Curriculum and Instruction department investigated 1900's history and children's literature.

Trevor Collis of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design came to the collection in April in search of illustrations by Virginia Lee Burton.

Prof. Fred Erisman, Texas Christian University, visited in May to study Flight in Boys Series Books.

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Summer & Fall Classes

Summer Session I:
CI 5416, Sec. 1 Selecting Multicultural Literature for the Elementary Curriculum. June 15, 17, 21; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Peik 335; Gwinn; 1 credit.

CI 5416, Sec. 2 Writing for Children. June 21, 22, 23; 1:00-4:00 p.m.; Peik 215, Guest Lecturer: James Cross Giblin; 1 credit.

CI 5416, Sec. 3 Illustrating Books for Children. July 13, 14, 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Peik 225, Guest Lecturer: Lauren Stringer; 1 credit.

For information on these and other offerings in Children's Literature and Language Arts Education, please contact: Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 150 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0208. Telephone: (612) 625-3310.

Fall Classes - Compleat Scholar Classes:
CSch 0477 Sec: 1 Best Children's Books (1950s-1990s). September 14-October 5 Sessions: 4 Tuesdays 6-8:30 p.m.
Begin with U.S. and international award winners (Caldecott, Newbery, Carnegie, Greenaway) of the 1950s and learn how criteria for quality writing and illustration changed through the decades. Whether you are a writer of children's fiction, a teacher, or a parent, grandparent, or other family member seeking more information about literary purchases, this interesting course provides both a look at the best books published at the end of the millennium as well as expectations for what kind of children's literature may surprise and please readers in the future.

CSch 0476 Sec: 1 From Trolls to Tough Issues: Scandinavian Children's Literature. October 4-October 25 Sessions: 4 Mondays 6-8:30 p.m. No credit/Fee For more information call 612-624-8880
Scandinavian folk tales are often filled with wonderful woodland creatures such as trolls and nisse, but recent Scandinavian work is often cutting edge and deals with a variety of important social issues. This class, offered in conjunction with the Norwegian children's literature exhibit, "Trolls, Mrs. Pepperpot, and Beyond," scheduled for the University's Wilson Library, mid-November to mid-December, explores both classical and contemporary Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish literature for children in translation.

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Recent Acquisitions

MS-manuscripts, IL-illustrations; published titles are indicated by italics unless otherwise indicated, these materials have been donated by the authors and/or illustrators and their families. Titles for which additional materials have arrived are not listed if reported in The Kerlan Collection: Manuscripts and Illustrations (1985) or in previous newsletters.

Katy Keck Arnsteen: IL Arianna and the Strawberry Tea

Francesca Lia Block: MS Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys; Dangerous Angels; Ecstasia; Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories; Primavera; Weetzie Bat; Witch Baby

Paula Danziger: MS Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit

Amy Dolnick: MS Between Deep Valley and the Great World: Maud Hart Lovelace in Minneapolis

Phoebe Erickson: IL Black Penny

Maria Fasal Faulconer: MS Arianna and the Strawberry Tea

Carol Fenner: MS Yolanda's Genius

Gioia Fiammenghi: IL Hello Math Reader-Level 2; I Love to Sneeze; Little Sister for Sale; Pooh's Christmas; Toby's Toe; Working Together; Why Do Cats Do That?

Melanie Hope Greenberg: MS Aunt Lilly's Laundromat

Nikki Grimes: MS Jazmin's Notebook

Gail Carson Levine: MS The Princess Test; The Fairy's Mistake

Sonia Levitin: MS Claudette; Nine for California

Marybeth Lorbiecki: MS Just One Flick of a Finger; My Palace of Leaves in Sarajevo; St. Anne's Hands

Norma Fox Mazer: MS When She Was Good

Alice McLerran: MS The Legacy of Roxaboxen: A Collection of Voices

Robert Morrow: MS Edward's Portrait

Walter Dean Myers: ILWhere Does the Day Go?

Lensey Namioka: MS The Laziest Boy in the World

Donna Jo Napoli & Richard Tchen: MS Spinners

Naomi Shihab Nye: MS What Have You Lost?

Glen Rounds: IL Beaver Business; Swamp Life; Wildlife at Your Doorstep; Work Sheets. MS & IL Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly; Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

Louis Sachar: MS The Boy Who Lost His Face; Dogs Don't Tell Jokes; Sixth Grade Secrets; Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School; Wayside School is Falling Down

John Stewig: MS King Midas; Fisherman and His Wife

Arvella Whitmore: MS The Bread Winner; Trapped

Elizabeth Winthrop: MS The Castle in the Attic

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The Kerlan want list includes book titles that CLRC needs either to match a manuscript or an illustration or to fill a gap in the book collections. All books should be hardcovers in excellent condition; dust jackets preferred. This list will be continued in future newsletters. Please contact the Kerlan for more information about any donations.

Asch, Frank & Vladimir Vagin
Insects from Outer Space, illustrated by Vladimir Vagan. Scholastic, 1995.

Block, Francesca Lia
Dangerous Angels: the Weetzie. HarperCollins, 1998. Ecstasia. ROC, 1993. Primavera. Penguin Books, 1994.

Franklin, Kristine L.
The shepherd boy. Atheneum, 1994.

Giff, Patricia Reilly
Adios, Anna. Gareth Stevens Pub., 1998. Beast and the Halloween Horror. Dell Pub., 1990. Happy Birthday, Anna, Sorpresa! Gareth Stevens Pub., 1998. Kidnap at the Catfish Café. Viking, 1998. Mary Moon is Missing. Viking, 1998. Rosie's Big City Ballet. Viking, 1998. Show time at the Polk Street School. Delacorte Press, 1992. Yankee Doodle drumsticks. Dell, 1992.

Henry, Marguerite
King of the Wind. The Checkerboard Press, 1948.

Johnson, Lindsay Lee
A week with Zeke & Zach, illustrated by Holly Kowitt. Dutton Children's Books, 1993.

Keene, Carolyn
The clue on the silver screen. Pocket Books, 1995. The message in the haunted mansion. Pocket Books, 1994.

McCaffrey, Mary
My brother Ange, illustrated by Denise Saldutti. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1982.

McClung, Robert
Aquatic insects and how they live. Morrow, 1971. Bees, wasps and hornets and how they live. Morrow, 1971. Gypsy moth, its history in America, illustrated by Robert McClung. Morrow, 1974. Mice, moose and men; how their populations rise and fall. Morrow, 1973. Mysteries of migration. Garrard, 1983. Rajpur, last of the Bengal tigers, illustrated by Irene Brady. Morrow, 1982. Samson, last of the California grizzlies, illustrated by Robert McClung. Morrow, 1973. Vulcan, the story of a bald eagle. Morrow, 1955.

McCully, Emily
Grandmas at Bat, illustrated by Emily McCully. HarperCollins, 1993. The Playground, illustrated by Emily McCully. Golden Books, 1983. Speak Up, Blanche! , illustrated by Emily McCully. HarperCollins, 1991.

McDevitt, Jean
Mr. Apple's family, illustrated by Ninon McKnight. Doubleday, 1950.

McGraw, Eloise
The Striped Ships. MacMillian Children's Book Group, 1991.

McKee, Paul
Reading for meaning, illustrated by Anne Marie Jauss. Houghton Mifflin, 1949.

Mendoza, George
The Scarecrow clock, illustrated by Eric Carle. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.

Miles, Betty and Joan Blos
Joe finds a way, illustrated by Lee Ames. L.W. Singer Co. /Random House, 1967.

Miller, Lisa
Sound, illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Howard McCann, 1965.

Mohr, Nicholasa
Leaving Home. Scholastic, 1995. Taking a Dare. Candlewick Press, 1995.

Monjo, F.N.
Norman Rockwell's hometown, illustrated by Norman Rockwell. Windmill, 1970.

Montgomery, Rutherford
Husky, illustrated by Jacob Landau. H. Holt, 1942.

Morse, Evangeline F.
Brown Rabbit: her story, illustrated by David S. Martin. Follett, 1967.

Namioka, Lensey
The Coming of the Bear. HarperCollins Children's Books, 1992.

Neufeld, John
Sharelle. New American Library, 1983. A small civil war. Fawcett, 1981. Sleep two three four. Harper, 1971. Sunday father. New American Library, 1976. Touching. S.G. Phillips, 1968.

Nixon, Joan Lowery
The April fool's mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A. Whitman, 1980. Beats me, Claude, illustrated by Tracey M. Pearson. Penguin, 1988. The Christmas Eve mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A. Whitman, 1981. The Easter mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A.Whitman, 1981. Fat chance, Claude, illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson. Viking, 1987. Gloria Chipmunk, Star! , illustrated by Diane Dawson. Houghton Mifflin, 1980. The Halloween mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A. Whitman, 1979. The Happy birthday mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A. Whitman, 1979. Haunted island. Scholastic, 1987. The House on Hackman's hill. Scholastic, 1986. Island of dangerous dreams. Dell, 1989. The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Magnolia's mixed up magic, illustrated by Linda Bucholtz-Ross. Putnam, 1983. Mystery of hurricane castle, illustrated by Velma Ilsley. Criterion, 1964. The New Year's mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A. Whitman, 1979. The Specter. Delacorte, 1982. The Stalker. Delacort, 1985. The Thanksgiving mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A. Whitman, 1980. The Valentine mystery, illustrated by Jim Cummins. A. Whitman, 1979.

Norris, Gunilla Brodde
The Friendship hedge, illustrated by Dale Payson. Dutton, 1973. If you listen, illustrated by Dale Payson. Atheneum, 1971. A Time for watching, illustrated by Paul Giovanopoulos. Knopf, 1969.

O'Connell, Alice Louise
Pamela and the blue mare, illustrated by Paul Brown. Little, Brown, 1952.

O'Connor, Jane
Just good friends. Harper & Row, 1983.

O'Dell, Scott
The Spanish smile. Houghton Mifflin, 1982.

Oechsli, Kelly
Too many monkeys! A counting rhyme, illustrated by Kelly Oechsli. Golden Western, 1980.

Orgel, Doris
Next door to Xanadu, illustrated by Dale Payson. Harper & Row, 1969. Starring Becky Suslow, illustrated by Carol Newsom. Viking, 1989.

Parish, Peggy
Be ready at eight, illustrated by Leonard Kessler. Macmillan, 1979.

Partch, Virgil Franklin and Robert Kraus
The Christmas cookie sprinkle snitcher, illustrated by Virgil Partch. Windmill/Simon & Schuster, 1969.

Partch, Virgil Franklin
VIP quotes, illustrated by Virgil Partch. Windmill/Dutton, 1975.

Pearson, Susan
Eagle-eye Ernie: the 123 Zoo Mystery, illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi. Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Penny, Grace J.
Moki, illustrated by Gil Miret. Houghton Mifflin, 1960.

Perkins, Lynn Rae
Home Lovely. Greenwillow, 1995.

Pettit, Jayne
A Time to Fight Back. Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Pierce, Dorothy Mason
The Susianna Winkle book, illustrated by Dorothy Mason Pierce. Dutton, 1935.

Poe, Edgar Allen
Gold bug and other tales, illustrated by Jacob Landau. Macmillan, 1953.

Power, M.S.
The Killing of yesterday's children, illustrated by Beth Peck. Viking, 1985.

Powers, Tom
Scotch circus, the story of Tammas who rode the dragon, illustrated by Lois Lenski. Houghton Mifflin, 1934.

Rabinowich, Ellen
Queen Minna, illustrated by Kelly Oechsli. Macmillan, 1971.

Ramage, Rosalyn Riken
How do you kiss an elephant? Windmill, 1978.

Reinherz, Nathan
Trumpets at the crossroads, illustrated by Ralph Jr. Ray. Crowell, 1948.

Reit, Seymour
Benvenuto and the carnival, illustrated by Marilyn Miller. Xerox Education Publications, 1976. Benvenuto, illustrated by Will Winslow. Addison-Wesley, 1974. The Worried ghost. Scholastic, 1976.

Rich, Louise Dickinson
First book of New England, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. F. Watts, 1957.

Roa, Anino (pseud. of Prieto, Mariana B.)
Peter Pelican-Pedro Pelicano, illustrated by William Henry. Island Press, 1964.

Roberts, Mary D.
The Trailmakers, illustrated by Kathleen Voute, Kathleen. Ives Washburn, 1961.

Robinson, Barbara
The Fattest Bear! Random House, 1969.

Robinson, William Wilcox
Little history of a big city - Los Angeles, illustrated by Irene Bowen Robinson. Dawson's Book Shop, 1963.

Rockwell, Anne
At the playground, illustrated by Anne Rockwell. Harper & Row, 1986. In the rain, illustrated by Anne Rockwell, Anne. Harper & Row, 1986. My doctor, illustrated by Anne Rockwell. Macmillan, 1973.

Rosier, Lydia
Biography of a bald eagle, illustrated by Lydia Rosier. Putnam, 1973.

Rowland, Florence Wightman
Amish boy, illustrated by Dale Payson. Putnam, 1970.

Rush, Charles Everett and Amy Winslow
Modern Aladdins and their magic; the science of things about

Rylant, Cynthia
All the stars in the sky. Orchard, 1987. Ballerinas and bears. Orchard, 1987. The Christmas tree man. Orchard, 1987. The Finest house. Orchard, 1987. For being good. Orchard, 1987. Halfing home. Orchard, 1987.

Sachar, Louis
Monkey Soup, illustrated by Cat Bowman. Smith, 1992. There is a Girl in The Boy's Bathrrom. Knopf Books Young Reader,1987.

Sachs, Marilyn
At the Sound of the Beep. Dutton, 1990.

Sakurai, Rhoda Michi
Grown to love, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

Schapp, Martha and Charles
Let's find out about John F. Kennedy, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. Watts, 1965.

Schaeffer, Elizabeth
Dandelion, Pokeweed, and Goosefoot, illustrated by Grambs Miller. Young Scott Books, 1972.

Schealer, John M.
The Sycamore warrior; a mystery of ancient Egypt, illustrated  by Elaine Joan Altman. Dutton, 1960.

Schlein, Miriam
I sailed with Columbus. HarperCollins, 1991.
Jane Goodall's animal world:  elephants. Macmillan, 1990.
Jane Goodall's animal world:  gorillas. Macmillan, 1990.
Let's go dinosaur tracking. HarperCollins, 1991.
Pigeons. HarperCollins, 1989.

Scholefield, Edmond O.
L'il wildcat, illustrated by Paul Frame. World, 1967.

Scoppettone, Sandra
Late great me. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1976.

White, Nancy
Why do cats do that? Illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi.  Scholastic 1997.

Williams, Rozanne L.
Working Together, illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi. Frank  Schaffer Productions

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