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Tory helps her friend Taylor with projects including a weathervane for Miss Perry, topped with a carved figure of her dog Marvin.

School and Library:

9780027286854, titled "At Taylor's Place" | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 1990, cover price $13.95 | also contains Modernism and Hegemony: A Materialist Critique of Aesthetic Agencies | About this edition: A little girl joins her elderly neighbor, Taylor the craftsman, to put the finishing touches on a special project for Miss Perry, a weathervane in the shape of Miss Perry's dog, Marvin
9780027286854, titled "At Taylor's Place" | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 1990, cover price $13.95 | also contains Modernism and Hegemony: A Materialist Critique of Aesthetic Agencies | About this edition: A little girl joins her elderly neighbor, Taylor the craftsman, to put the finishing touches on a special project for Miss Perry, a weathervane in the shape of Miss Perry's dog, Marvin

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Two brothers living in the mountains of West Virginia describe their family, home, and favorite pastimes.

School and Library:

9780027825510 | Simon & Schuster, April 1, 1991, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Ten-year-old Jimmy narrates stories describing life with his family on a mountain in rural West Virginia, discussing the state fair, an encounter with a bear, and a haunted house

With school out for the summer, Walter and his friend Leonard accompany Walter's Aunt Lucy on her exploring trips, and on one such trip, they meet Aunt Lucy's friend, Edgar, a big pig

School and Library:

9780027286861 | Simon & Schuster, August 1, 1991, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: On drives with his friend Leonard's great-aunt, Walter never knows what the trio will discover.

The lives of ten-year-old Amy and the members of her farming family are changed forever when gold is discovered on Mr. Sutter's land.

Hardcover:

9780382241512 | Silver Burdett Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Ten-year-old Amy and her family's lives are changed forever when gold is discovered on Mr.

Paperback:

9780382243462 | Silver Burdett Pr, May 1, 1993, cover price $7.00 | About this edition: Ten-year-old Amy and her family's lives are changed forever when gold is discovered on Mr.

Library:

9780382241444 | Silver Burdett Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Ten-year-old Amy and her family's lives are changed forever when gold is discovered on Mr.

In this warm Christmas story for the entire family, readers participate in the excitement and anticipation of trimming the Christmas tree and waking the next morning to find presents underneath it.
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Anna Quindlen

Hardcover:

9780670877041 | Viking Childrens Books, October 1, 1997, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A family finds a way to preserve the feeling of Christmas into the new year by filling a basket with the pine needles from the Christmas tree
9780517581452 | Crown Pub, September 1, 1992, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A family finds a way to preserve the feeling of Christmas into the new year by filling a basket with the pine needles from the Christmas tree

When their beloved bus driver, Lee, goes into the hospital and a series of substitute drivers take over, Louise, Warren, and the five Pickles brothers are understandably upset.

School and Library:

9780027286823 | Simon & Schuster, April 1, 1993, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When their regular bus driver gets sick, Warren, Louise, and the other bus riders must endure a string of substitute drivers

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A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Karen Hesse

Hardcover:

9780517583579 | Crown Pub, September 1, 1993, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten

Library:

9780517583586 | Crown Pub, September 1, 1993, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten

A loon is rescued from an oil spill, cleaned, and cared for before being returned to the wild. Includes information on cleaning birds.

Hardcover:

9780027624427 | Simon & Schuster, June 1, 1995, cover price N/A
| About this edition: A loon is rescued from an oil spill, cleaned, and cared for before being returned to the wild.

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When an oil spill occurs at Turtle Bay, a group of bird-lovers--including a baker, a barber, a doctor, an artist, and a housepainter--rescue a oil-matted loon and care for her at a birdwashing station before returning her to the wild.

School and Library:

9780689804151 | Simon & Schuster, October 1, 1995, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Tells the story of a loon who is rescued from an oil spill, cleaned, and cared for before being returned to the wild, and includes information on cleaning birds

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Surrounded by a full brother, a stepbrother, and a half brother, a young girl wishes for a sister with whom she can share her secrets and dreams, until she learns that brothers can be nice to have, sometimes.

Library:

9780786821129 | Hyperion, April 1, 1996, cover price $15.49 | About this edition: A little girl with six brothers (including half and step) longs for a sister--though there are times when things really aren't so bad after all

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Noticing Dalila's frustration at not being able to dance any of the dances she tries--such as the Waltz, Irish jig, and tango--Dalila's grandmother takes her to a performance of the West African Troupe, where she finally discovers her place in the world of dance.
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Virginia L. Kroll

School and Library:

9780689805516 | Simon & Schuster, November 1, 1996, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Dalila tries to do various kinds of dances including the jig, country western, ballet, and tap, before she finally finds the kind perfect for her

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A poem describing the star that was present at the first Christmas
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Margery Facklam

Paperback:

9780802851741 | Eerdmans Pub Co, August 1, 1999, cover price $8.00 | About this edition: A poem describing the star that was present at the first Christmas

School and Library:

9780802851222 | Eerdmans Pub Co, December 1, 1996, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A poem describing the star that was present at the first Christmas

Linda, a little girl who lives in the city, learns about East Africa and the Masai in school, and imagines what her life might be like if she were Masai.
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780689804540 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, January 1, 1997), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: A young girl learns about East Africa and the Masai people and begins to wonder what her life would be like if she were Masai

School and Library:

9780027511659 | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 1992, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A young girl learns about East Africa and the Masai people and begins to wonder what her life would be like if she were Masai

Reinforced:

9780606116015 | Reprint edition (Demco Media, January 1, 1997), cover price $15.85 | About this edition: A young girl learns about East Africa and the Masai people and begins to wonder what her life would be like if she were Masai

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A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten.
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Karen Hesse

Paperback:

9780153069826 | Harcourt School, June 1, 1997, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A boy overcomes his fear of Ernesto's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten.

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Selections from such favorite Christmas poems, songs, and stories as: 'The Night Before Christmas,' 'The Friendly Beasts,' and 'The Year Santa Claus Almost Overslept.'
By Andrew Babanovsky (illustrator), Louise Betts (editor), Nancy Carpenter (illustrator), John Steven Gurney (illustrator) and Kay Life (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780762401871 | Courage Books, September 1, 1997, cover price $6.98 | About this edition: A collection of classic Christmas tales, poems, and songs includes 'The Nutcracker,' 'The Night Before Christmas,' and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,' as well as a retelling of the Nativity story

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When Mona, a young Arab-American girl, journeys with her father to the Middle East to meet her grandmother, she discovers that they share the universal bonds of family love
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Naomi Shihab Nye

Paperback:

9780689817069 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, October 1, 1997), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank.

School and Library:

9780027684605 | Simon & Schuster, March 1, 1994, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank.

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For Ernestine and Amanda, the sixth grade brings dance classes, pajama parties, the arrival of the 'cutest boy on the planet,' new friends, and the formation of Amanda's exclusive club, C.L.U.B.--an organization that excludes Ernestine from membership.
By Sandra Belton and Nancy Carpenter (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780689816116 | Simon & Schuster, November 1, 1997, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Amanda forms a club for the girls in her class, excluding Ernestine, who is busy preparing a speech

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The members of a family celebrate the arrival of a new baby.
By Kathi Appelt and Nancy Carpenter (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780802851444 | Eerdmans Pub Co, August 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The members of a family celebrate the arrival of a new baby.

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When Mona, a young Arab-American girl, journeys with her father to the Middle East to meet her grandmother, she discovers that they share the universal bonds of family love
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Naomi Shihab Nye

Prebinding:

9780613058780 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank.

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In 1953 nine-year-old Sam moves with his mother from West Virginia to Brooklyn and finds that his grandfather, a well-liked neighborhood character nicknamed Bugsy, does not seem to want him in his life.
By Lynea Bowdish and Nancy Carpenter (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780374309930 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 1, 2000, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In 1953 nine-year-old Sam moves with his mother from West Virginia to Brooklyn and finds that his grandfather, a well-liked neighborhood character nicknamed Bugsy, does not seem to want him in his life.

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Julia and Evan are a sister and brother team whose curiousity leads them into problems, but their common sense and team work leads them to solutions. (view table of contents)
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Barbara Ann Porte

Hardcover:

9780688169473 | Greenwillow, May 1, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Julia and her younger brother Eric share several adventures, including getting lost at a marathon race, going grocery shopping, helping to catch two thieves at a pet store, and learning to speak Spanish.

When her mother hires a kitchen assistant, Marcia is unhappy because she has always been the helper, but in time, she realizes that Fannie Farmer is very talented and that she could learn a great deal from her if she became receptive and paid close attention. 10,000 first printing.
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Deborah Hopkinson

School and Library:

9780689819650 | Atheneum, May 1, 2001, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Fannie Farmer is a mother's helper in the Shaw house, where the daughter gives her the idea of writing down precise instructions for measuring and cooking, which eventually became one of the first modern cookbooks.

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A little girl gradually becomes reconciled to her new twin sisters.
By Eve Bunting and Nancy Carpenter (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780152024017 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, May 1, 2001), cover price $6.00 | About this edition: A little girl gradually becomes reconciled to her new twin sisters.

School and Library:

9780152915926 | Harcourt Childrens Books, September 1, 1997, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A little girl gradually becomes reconciled to her new twin sisters

Reinforced:

9780606214971 | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $14.71 | About this edition: A little girl gradually becomes reconciled to her new twin sisters.

Prebinding:

9780613355889 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $14.45 | About this edition: A little girl gradually becomes reconciled to her new twin sisters.

A little girl with a big voice who lives in a nineteenth-century whaling town finds a way to be useful and happy aboard a sailing ship.
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator) and Alexis O'Neill

Reinforced:

9780606221450 | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $15.37 | About this edition: A little girl with a big voice who lives in a nineteenth-century whaling town finds a way to be useful and happy aboard a sailing ship.

Two children experience a tornado.
By Nancy Carpenter (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780070579156, titled "American Society and Politics: Institutional, Historical, and Theoretical Perspectives : A Reader" | McGraw-Hill College, September 1, 1994, cover price $70.30 | also contains American Society and Politics: Institutional, Historical, and Theoretical Perspectives : A Reader

Paperback:

9780374480141 | Reprint edition (Square Fish, March 24, 2003), cover price $8.99 | About this edition: Two children experience a tornado.

School and Library:

9780374379773 | 1 edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 10, 1999), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Two children experience a tornado

Reinforced:

9780606280112 | Demco Media, April 1, 2002, cover price $14.70 | also contains Twister | About this edition: Two children experience a tornado.

Prebinding:

9781439585016 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $15.95

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