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Product Description: Lizzie and her mom go to the park. That's where Lizzie meets an elderly man and his companion, Cecile, a dog about her size. But Lizzie is afraid of dogs, so she'll have to rely on her new friend to help her take things one step at a time...read more
By Hadley Hooper (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

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9781626722569 | Roaring Brook, October 18, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Lizzie and her mom go to the park.

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Product Description: In a busy urban neighborhood, six very different individuals who don’t know each other have something in common: they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area. From a librarian to a homeless war veteran to a little girl who’s just moved in, this cat makes everyone’s world a little brighter, a little less lonely...read more
By Christine Davenier (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

School and Library:

9781580893817 | Charlesbridge Pub Inc, August 1, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In a busy urban neighborhood, six very different individuals who don’t know each other have something in common: they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area.

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Product Description: Adventure tourism is an increasingly widespread phenomenon, appealing to an expanding proportion of the population who seek new destinations and new experiences. This timely, edited volume offers new theoretical perspectives of this emerging subset of Tourism...read more
By Tony Johnston (editor), Steve Taylor (editor) and Peter Varley (editor)

Hardcover:

9780415524834 | Routledge, February 1, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Adventure tourism is an increasingly widespread phenomenon, appealing to an expanding proportion of the population who seek new destinations and new experiences.

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Product Description: From Caldecott Medalist Stephen Gammell and beloved writer Tony Johnston, this joyous picture book celebrates the sound of a baby’s laughter.The family gathers round to hear the sweet sound of the new baby’s sweet laugh! But just because everyone has gathered doesn’t mean the baby’s ready...read more
By Stephen Gammell (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

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9781442413801 | Simon & Schuster, September 4, 2012, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: From Caldecott Medalist Stephen Gammell and beloved writer Tony Johnston, this joyous picture book celebrates the sound of a baby’s laughter.

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Product Description: Wild West chaos and creative problem solving are the force behind a well-loved American institution.What’s a California miner to do when gold dust sifts right out of his holey pockets? With such a raggedy wardrobe, he may as well be mining in the vanilla (that is, his birthday suit)! Good thing Levi Strauss is out west, ready with his needle and a head full of bright ideas...read more
By Stacy Innerst (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

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9780152061456 | Houghton Mifflin, September 13, 2011, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Wild West chaos and creative problem solving are the force behind a well-loved American institution.

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Product Description: A picture-book classic available for the first time in paperback. When day is done, the sun streaks the desert sky with flame. Soon the stars come out, and with them, a host of creatures. Bats spill from a hillside cave; insects seek out the sweet fruit of the saguaro; and a lone coyote sings his haunting song to the moon...read more

Hardcover:

9780871564917 | Sierra Club Juveniles, April 1, 2000, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: As the heat of the desert day fades into night, various nocturnal animals, including bats, coyotes, and snakes, venture out to find food.

Paperback:

9781578051717 | Reprint edition (Gibbs Smith, March 15, 2010), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: A picture-book classic available for the first time in paperback.

The country of Mexico has long been a popular travel destination. But there's much more to enjoy and appreciate than just sunshine and warm temperatures when exploring this region with its ancient history and proud traditions. Enjoy an A-Z tour of our neighbor to the south in P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet. Young readers can visit the tomb of a Mayan king, experience the life of the vaquero (Mexican cowboy), attend the world-famous Ballet Folklórico de Mèxico, and sample the everyday treat that was once known as the "food of the gods." From folk art to famous people to the original "hot dog," the treasures of Mexico are revealed in P is for Piñata. Vibrant artwork perfectly captures the flavor, texture, and spirit of its landscape and culture.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Tony Johnston's love for Mexico started when her husband's job took them to Mexico City; they then lived there for fifteen years. While in Mexico, Tony wrote in Spanish and had several stories commissioned by the Mexican government. She has published more than 70 books for children and lives in San Marino, California. Award-winning illustrator and designer John (Juanito) Parra studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His clients include United Airlines, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, PBS, and the L.A. Weekly. John's first children's book was My Name is Gabriela, about the life of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Gabriela Mistral. He lives in New York City.

School and Library:

9781585361441 | Sleeping Bear Pr, September 30, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The country of Mexico has long been a popular travel destination.

Library:

9781489652218 | Av2 by Weigl, July 1, 2016, cover price $34.28

Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Arturo, his family, and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles. A novel filled with hope, love and warmth.

Paperback:

9780439233842 | Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 2003, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.

School and Library:

9780439189361 | Blue Sky Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.

Reinforced:

9780606282413 | Demco Media, April 1, 2002, cover price $13.59 | About this edition: Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.

Prebinding:

9781439519790 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
9780613674799 | Turtleback Books, December 1, 2003, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.

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Product Description: In clever, teasing verse and minutely observed paintings, Johnston and Minor offer a loving and lovely tribute to our feline friends. These playful meditations invite us to explore the many moods and passions of tabbies and calicos, animals whose familiarity belies their everlasting mystery...read more
By Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780060277420 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, August 1, 2001, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Rhyming text describes the behavior and characteristics of cats.

Paperback:

9781567923513 | David R Godine Pub, May 16, 2008, cover price $9.95 | also contains Cat, What Is That? | About this edition: In clever, teasing verse and minutely observed paintings, Johnston and Minor offer a loving and lovely tribute to our feline friends.

Library:

9780060277437 | Harpercollins, August 1, 2001, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Rhyming text describes the behavior and characteristics of cats.

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Product Description: "I'm a desert dog, a desert dog. / I work from sun to sun. / I'm a skinny dog, as tough as wire. / I own myself alone." In a voice as old and earthy as desert rock, a gruff, hard-working canine tells his tale of a day spent herding goats...read more
By Tony Johnston and Robert Weatherford (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780871569790 | Sierra Arts Foundation, September 1, 2001, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A tough silent dog works in the desert, taking care of his goats.

Paperback:

9781578051335 | Reprint edition (Sierra Club Juveniles, March 15, 2010), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: "I'm a desert dog, a desert dog.

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Product Description: This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards."Looky!" says a silly turkey swinging from a vine.Gobble gobble wibble wobble.Whoops! Now there are nine.Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more...read more
By Rich Deas (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

Paperback:

9780439459488 | Cartwheel Books, October 1, 2004, cover price $3.99 | About this edition: The antics of ten fat turkeys on a fence illustrate counting from ten to one.

Prebinding:

9781435223615 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, February 15, 2008), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards.

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Determined to see his son become a doctor, David's father teaches him the study of human bones at an early age, but when he discovers that his son is teaching his black friend the lessons he is learning, David's father uses threats and violence to end their relationship, in a moving tale set in Tennessee in the 1950s.

School and Library:

9781596431133 | Roaring Brook, August 7, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In 1950s Tennessee, ten-year-old David's racist father refuses to let him associate with his best friend Malcolm, an African American boy.

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Energetic text and vibrant watercolor illustrations combine to follow a little boy, who, on his first day of kindergarten, thinks he needs to bring a pillow, cookies, milk, paints, and his swings with him until his mother tells him he only needs to bring one thing--himself!
By Tony Johnston and Melissa Sweet (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780439730907 | Cartwheel Books, July 1, 2007, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: A young boy lists all the things he will have to take with him on his first day in kindergarten.

A family recollects one special summer in which Joey, a courageous young boy who is dying, and his brother ran in the sun, went fishing, captured lightning bugs, and had many other adventures, forever savoring the happy times and memories, in a touching picture book that is filled with love, life, and family. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780152058562 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, June 1, 2007), cover price $6.00 | About this edition: A family, including a child who is dying, sews together a quilt of its memories and love.

School and Library:

9780152015855 | Harcourt Childrens Books, May 1, 2002, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A family, including a child who is dying, sews together a quilt of its memories and love.

Product Description: Possum is from Earth. Alien is from another planet. Can these two ever be friends? Without a doubt!

Paperback:

9780689853265, titled "Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What" | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, September 1, 2002), cover price $3.99 | About this edition: When Possum, a grey creature who enjoys his cabbage, meets up with a multi-colored alien who dines on high voltage, an unexpected and special friendship forms in this easy reader with full-color illustrations.

School and Library:

9780689838354, titled "Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What" | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 2001, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Possum and Alien become friends and find that they have both similarities and differences.

Library:

9781424209620, titled "Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What" | Fitzgerald Books, January 1, 2007, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Possum is from Earth.

Reinforced:

9780606254076, titled "Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What" | Demco Media, December 1, 2002, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: Possum is from Earth.

Prebinding:

9780613575652 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 1998, cover price $12.35 | About this edition: Possum and Alien become friends and find that they have both similarities and differences.

Product Description: Ready-to-Read Level 3 Reading Proficiently Rich vocabulary More-challenging stories Longer chapters Possum loves hanging upside down. It makes him feel new. When Alien tries hanging upside down, the electricity rushes to its head...read more

Paperback:

9780689857713 | Aladdin Paperbacks, May 1, 2003, cover price $11.99 | About this edition: Two good friends, Possum and Alien, spend time together celebrating their birthdays, discovering their uniqueness, and hanging out together in a tree.

School and Library:

9780689838361 | Simon & Schuster, May 1, 2002, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Two good friends, Possum and Alien, spend time together celebrating their birthdays, discovering their uniqueness, and hanging out together in a tree.

Library:

9781424209613 | Fitzgerald Books, January 1, 2007, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Ready-to-Read Level 3 Reading Proficiently Rich vocabulary More-challenging stories Longer chapters Possum loves hanging upside down.

Reinforced:

9780606278966 | Demco Media, April 1, 2002, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: Two good friends, Possum and Alien, spend time together celebrating their birthdays, discovering their uniqueness, and hanging out together in a tree.

Prebinding:

9780613663915 | Turtleback Books, December 1, 2003, cover price $15.12 | About this edition: Two good friends, Possum and Alien, spend time together celebrating their birthdays, discovering their uniqueness, and hanging out together in a tree.

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Living in the boiler room of the school where her father is janitor seems normal to Martha Snapdragon, until she has experiences with an evil principal, the class bully, and a mysterious giant spoon, all reminiscent of the Arthurian legends.

Hardcover:

9780152052928 | Harcourt Childrens Books, May 1, 2005, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Living in the boiler room of the school where her father is janitor seems normal to fourth grader Martha Snapdragon, until she has experiences with an evil principal, the class bully, and a mysterious giant spoon, all reminiscent of the Arthurian legends.

Paperback:

9780152056254 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, June 30, 2006), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Living in the boiler room of the school where her father is janitor seems normal to Martha Snapdragon, until she has experiences with an evil principal, the class bully, and a mysterious giant spoon, all reminiscent of the Arthurian legends.

Prebinding:

9781417761111, titled "Spoon In The Bathroom Wall" | Turtleback Books, August 1, 2006, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Living in the boiler room of the school where her father is janitor seems normal to Martha Snapdragon, until she has experiences with an evil principal, the class bully, and a mysterious giant spoon, all reminiscent of the Arthurian legends.

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An old black man finds a baby abandoned in a dumpster and raises him in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood to know both African American and Mexican American ways.
By Carole M. Byard (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

School and Library:

9780399234057 | Philomel Books, June 15, 2006, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: An old black man finds a baby abandoned in a dumpster and raises him in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood to know both African American and Mexican American ways.

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From breakfast to bedtime, sticky children playfully spread their stickiness around until bathtime changes everything. By the author of The Whole Green World.
By Tony Johnston and Cyd Moore (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780060287597 | 1 edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, June 1, 2006), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Sticky children playfully spread their stickiness around until bathtime changes everything.

Library:

9780060287603 | Harpercollins, June 1, 2006, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Sticky children playfully spread their stickiness around until bathtime changes everything.

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Outside her home in Mexico, grows Isabel's greatest treasure: an beautiful tree. Every autumn, a miracle happens - for Isabel's tree is the wintering place for thousands upon thousands of monarch butterflies. But, this wonder is in danger of disappearing forever. Containing paintings, this is a poignant tale presenting a real-life dilemma.

Hardcover:

9780871564092 | Sierra Club Juveniles, October 1, 2003, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Eight-year-old Isabel hopes that her plan will spare her favorite tree, keep the butterflies coming, and provide an income for her poor family in Mexico.

Paperback:

9781586858445 | Ill edition (Gardners Books, January 1, 2006), cover price $10.05 | About this edition: Outside her home in Mexico, grows Isabel's greatest treasure: an beautiful tree.
9781578051281 | Gibbs Smith, September 16, 2005, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Eight-year-old Isabel hopes that her plan will spare her favorite tree, keep the butterflies coming, and provide an income for her poor family in Mexico.

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Townspeople and animals hear the town church ringing its bell on Christmas Eve and come together to celebrate the joys of Christmas.

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9781575057521 | Carolrhoda Books, September 1, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Townspeople and animals hear the town church ringing its bell on Christmas Eve and come together to celebrate the joys of Christmas.

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After putting on her red shoes, a girl and her shaggy dog set out on an imaginary journey to plant the whole world with the help of birds, insects, and the sun, and then return home to wait for the magic of spring.
By Tony Johnston and Elisa Kleven (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780374384005 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 8, 2005, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A rhyming story about planting some seeds.

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Having lost something very important to her, a frantic chicken begins a thorough search of a very busy kitchen--causing chaos and destruction as she proceeds by flipping pans, breaking bowls, and turning the entire place inside-out along the way.
By Tony Johnston and Eleanor Taylor (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780689856419 | Simon & Schuster, January 25, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When a crazy chicken wreaks havoc in the kitchen there is just one thing to do--prepare a nest so that she will settle down.

Hardcover:

9780399226434 | Putnam Pub Group, January 1, 2005, cover price $15.95

Despite being different from their shiny neighbors, the Worm family is happy being who they are and so, instead of packing up and moving away, decide to stay put in order to get to know their neighbors in the hopes of teaching them just how special they are.
By Stacy Innerst (illustrator) and Tony Johnston

School and Library:

9780152050115 | Harcourt Childrens Books, October 1, 2004, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Unwelcomed by their neighbors because they are squiggly, skinny, and long, the Worm family moves from place to place before finally finding friends who accept and appreciate those who are different.

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