|The Five Chinese Brothers, by Claire Huchet Bishop, illus. by Kurt Wiese|
|Many people I know remember this story from their childhood.
The five Chinese brothers and their extraordinary talents have delighted children
for many years since their publication in 1938. This story has a plot-line with
many unexpected twists that makes it a memorable experience for any child!
|How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head, by Bill Peet, illus. by Bill Peet|
|Many of Bill Peet's stories are wonderful, fanciful tales
that involve characters that children can easily recognize and be intrigued with.
Droofus the Dragon is a poor little lost dragon who grows up without knowing how
dragons are supposed to act. A young boy befriends him and teaches him how to be
a good and useful dragon. This is a cute, cleverly-told story. Great artwork!
|Chester, by Syd Hoff, illus. by Syd Hoff|
|Syd Hoff's artwork has a lasting quality in its simplicity
that makes it work well with the stories he writes. Chester is a wild horse who
thinks he would enjoy a life where someone takes care of him, but no one seems to
want him. He travels far and wide looking for a home, and finally finds one. Lots
of interesting locations visited by Chester give children many familiar places to
|Curious George, by H. A. Rey, illus. by H. A. Rey|
|Curious George is probably H. A. Rey's most
celebrated work. This wonderful tale of a curious little monkey has impressed
American children for many, many years. I think almost everyone would agree that this
book should be in every child's book collection.
|The Grown-Up Day, by Jack Kent, illus. by Jack Kent|
|This is an excellent rhyming story about two children who
pretend to be grown-ups for a day. From the author of The Blah and
Socks For Supper, The Grown-Up Day is a good bed-time
story or a good story to read right before playing dress-up.