C - Books by author

This section includes descriptions and links to recommended picture books that make excellent feature books in different themes or are special favorites that can extend and enrich the study of a particular subject.

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The Crunching Munching Caterpillar cover The Crunching Munching Caterpillar

Hungry Caterpillar eats his way through the blackberry bush; all the while his friends Bumblebee, Sparrow and Butterfly are soaring high in the sky.  Oh, how Caterpillar wishes he could fly!

Mexico cover Mexico

Simple text and photographs present people in Mexico playing music and soccer, working, shopping, dancing, fishing, and farming.

Stellaluna cover Stellaluna

An owl knocked Stellaluna away from her mother and into a nest with baby birds. Raised by a bird mother she becomes like a bird but sleeps hanging upside down.

Grandma's Feather Bed cover John Denver's Grandma's Feather Bed

Adaptation of the song written by Jim Connor that celebrates the fun of visiting grandmother’s house.

Inside a House That is Haunted cover Inside a House That is Haunted

A Rebus Read-Along Story with pictures of various Halloween characters shown in the text of this cumulative rhyme.

Good Morning, Pond cover Good Morning, Pond

The leap of a little green frog signals the start of a new day as the creatures of the pond awake and go through a variety of morning rituals.

The Grouchy Ladybug cover The Grouchy Ladybug

A bad-tempered braggart becomes a nicer, happier, better-behaved bug while concepts of comparative size and telling time are introduced.

A House for Hermit Crab cover A House for Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab has outgrown his shell house and spends a year finding a new bigger shell and making friends with other ocean creatures who help him decorate and protect this new home.

Today Is Monday cover Today Is Monday

Seven different animals munch their way through a week with each eating something different. Can be read or sung, music included.

The Very Busy Spider cover The Very Busy Spider

A number of farm animals stop and try to distract the spider from her task but she just keeps spinning the thin, silky thread.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar cover The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Counting and days of the week with a newly hatched caterpillar eating his way through all kinds of food.

The Very Quiet Cricket cover The Very Quiet Cricket

A little cricket hatches and finds he cannot make his chirping sound. He keeps meeting other insects and rubbing his wings together but no "talk". A special surprise awaits the reader as the cricket finally finds his voice.

I Like Me! cover I Like Me!

A cheerful pig explains how and why she is her own best friend.

Halley Came to Jackson cover Halley Came to Jackson

Sharing the momentous night in 1910 when a father held his baby in his arms as Halleys Comet streaked across the Jackson skyline.

Big Old Bones cover Big Old Bones: A dinosaur tale

When Professor Potts finds some big, old bones, he tries to piece them together with some unexpected results.

Patrick's Dinosaurs cover Patrick's Dinosaurs

Patrick begins to see dinosaurs everywhere after his brother tells him about them during a trip to the zoo.

Swamp Spring cover Swamp Spring

Simple text and muted illustrations share the renewal of life and activity in a swamp in spring.

Jabberwocky cover Jabberwocky

Marvelous illustrations portray a wildly inventive version of "Jabberwocky" from Through the Looking Glass.

The Great Shaking cover The Great Shaking

A bear who was there describes three earthquakes in Missouri, near the New Madrid Fault, and their aftermath in 1811 and 1812.

One-Dog Canoe cover One-Dog Canoe

A girl and her dog set out in their canoe one morning, only to be insistently joined by a series of animals, large and small.

Tornadoes cover Tornadoes

Learn all about tornadoes in this Scholastic Science Reader Level 1 full of facts and photographs.

We the Kids cover We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

A humorously illustrated preamble to the Constitution of the United States.

One Child, One Seed cover One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book

Counting 1 to 10 things, Nothando grows a pumpkin from seed to the supper table while sharing information about his life in South Africa.

Never Spit on Your Shoes cover Never Spit on Your Shoes

Arnie returns home after the first day of first grade and tells his mother all about his activities while delightful illustrations show the real story.

One Dark and Dreadful Night cover One Dark and Dreadful Night

Maestro Von Haughty directs a theater company that performs gloomy works of tragedy but his ragtag actors would much rather do a happy play with butterflies and kittens (and perhaps a fairy as well).

Shadow cover Shadow

Dramatic illustrations and lyrical text translated from the French poem tell a story of Shadow--of myth and magic.

Prairie Train cover Prairie Train

A young girl experiences the thrill of her first train ride when she takes the Great Northern from the country to visit her grandmother in the city.

Sugarbush Spring cover Sugarbush Spring

A young girl tells of making maple syrup with her grandfather using the old bucket-drop method of gathering sap.

George Washington's Teeth cover George Washington's Teeth

A rollicking rhyme portrays George Washington's lifelong struggle with bad teeth. Also includes an illustrated timeline from nonfiction sources.

Barney Bipple's Magic Dandelions cover Barney Bipple's Magic Dandelions

Barney Bipple discovers that wishes coming true may not turn out the way you expect.

Fortunately cover Fortunately

Ned's luck turns from good to bad to good again, while clever illustrations tell the story of his wacky adventure and narrow escapes.

On My Way to Buy Eggs cover On My Way to Buy Eggs

Shau-yu must go to buy eggs and uses her imagination to make an ordinary trip to the corner store an extraordinary experience.

The Great Kapok Tree cover The Great Kapok Tree

Colorful and detailed illustrations enhance this tale of a community of animals that live in the Amazon Rain Forest.

A River Ran Wild cover A River Ran Wild

The true history of the Nashua River of Massachusetts and the people who brought it back to cleanliness and health.

The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle cover The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle

A seed from a mangrove tree floats on the sea to a lagoon where, over time, it develops into a mangrove island that shelters many birds and animals, even during a hurricane.

Over the River and Through the Wood cover Over the River and Through the Wood

In this silly, typically Catrow spoof of a favorite holiday song, the trip to Grandfather's house is a wild and wacky ride!

Over the River and Through the Wood cover Over the River and Through the Wood: A Thanksgiving Poem

Beautiful woodcuts painted with watercolors show a 19th century Thanksgiving visit to Grandma's house in rural New England.

Over the River and Through the Wood cover Over the River and Through the Woods

A shortened version of the familiar 1844 poem accompanied by detailed watercolors.

Over the River and Through the Wood cover Over the River and Through the Woods

The lyrics of the 1844 song accompanied by 19th century New England landscapes done in pencil sketches and pastels.

Sam and the Lucky Money cover Sam and the Lucky Money

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he received for the Chinese New Year.