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Product Description: "Part songbook, part research text, this work is perfect for families to share together or for young scholars who seek to discover an important piece of cultural history."— School Library Journal, starred reviewFrom Newbery Honor winner Patricia C...read more
By J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780375870880 | Schwartz & Wade Books, January 10, 2017, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: "Part songbook, part research text, this work is perfect for families to share together or for young scholars who seek to discover an important piece of cultural history.

Library:

9780375970887 | Schwartz & Wade Books, January 10, 2017, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: "Part songbook, part research text, this work is perfect for families to share together or for young scholars who seek to discover an important piece of cultural history.

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable

Miscellaneous:

9780307770233 | Yearling Books, January 12, 2011, cover price $6.99 | also contains The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Reinforced:

9780606158848, titled "Dark-Thirty Southern Tales of the Supernatural" | Demco Media, April 1, 1999, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable
9780606107792 | Demco Media, December 1, 1996, cover price $20.11 | About this edition: A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable

Prebinding:

9781439527726 | Reissue edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $15.99 | also contains The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural | About this edition: Illus.

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable

Paperback:

9780679890065 | Yearling Books, December 1, 1998, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable

Miscellaneous:

9780307770233 | Yearling Books, January 12, 2011, cover price $6.99 | also contains The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Prebinding:

9781439527726 | Reissue edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $15.99 | also contains The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural | About this edition: Illus.

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Cutie LaRue is the perfect child except when her exhausted parents try to put her to bed, but finally they discover the Night Owl, a toy that carries Cutie on an enchanted journey to dreamland.

School and Library:

9780152025441 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 2004, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Cutie LaRue is perfect in nearly every way, but her sleeplessness causes problems for her parents until they send for a new toy that introduces Cutie to the Dreamland Nightclub.

Product Description: On a day when Max doesn't feel too much like talking to anyone, he finds two sticks that make perfect pair of drumsticks and proceeds to fill his urban neighborhood with music -- discovering that you don't need to talk to show how you feel.

Paperback:

9781416903109 | Aladdin Paperbacks, May 17, 2005, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans, echoing the city sounds around him.
9780689815935 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, June 1, 1997), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans

School and Library:

9780671787769 | Simon & Schuster, February 1, 1994, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans

Reinforced:

9780606116053 | Reprint edition (Demco Media, June 1, 1997), cover price $15.85 | About this edition: Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans

Prebinding:

9781442004443 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: On a day when Max doesn't feel too much like talking to anyone, he finds two sticks that make perfect pair of drumsticks and proceeds to fill his urban neighborhood with music -- discovering that you don't need to talk to show how you feel.
9780613870542 | Turtleback Books, June 1, 1997, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans

Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Unhappy with her life at home, Sukey receives kindness and wealth from Mama Jo the mermaid.

Reinforced:

9780606099103 | Demco Media, May 1, 1996, cover price $15.81 | About this edition: A beautiful, brown-skinned, black-eyed mermaid saves Sukey from her bossy stepfather, who works her too hard, but safe beneath the sea, Sukey reconsiders and decides she would like to return to the world she left behind

Prebinding:

9781439599501 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world...read more

Hardcover:

9780786805686 | 1 edition (Hyperion, April 1, 2002), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: 'Scat Cat Monroe' narrates a celebration of the life and career of the first lady of song, noting her distinctive style and far-ranging impact upon contemporary music.

Paperback:

9780786814169 | Reprint edition (Jump at the Sun, January 1, 2007), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: 'Scat Cat Monroe' narrates a celebration of the life and career of the first lady of song, noting her distinctive style and far-ranging impact upon contemporary music.

Library:

9780786824939 | 1 edition (Hyperion, April 1, 2002), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: 'Scat Cat Monroe' narrates a celebration of the life and career of the first lady of song, noting her distinctive style and far-ranging impact upon contemporary music.

Prebinding:

9781439591604 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old.

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Product Description: A collection of legends from different areas of the country features fifteen of America's little-known heroines, such as Molly Cotton-Tail, Brer Rabbit's clever sister. By the author of The Talking Eggs.
By J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

Prebinding:

9781439529836 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A collection of legends from different areas of the country features fifteen of America's little-known heroines, such as Molly Cotton-Tail, Brer Rabbit's clever sister.

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Illustrated text of the Sweet Honey in the Rock song celebrating the unity of humankind.
By Ysaye M. Barnwell and J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780152057350 | Rei/com edition (Harcourt Childrens Books, March 1, 2008), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Illustrated text of the Sweet Honey in the Rock song celebrating the unity of humankind.

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With the smell of the sea always in his nostrils, a boy follows an island path through flowers and pine needles, over the dunes, to a reunion with his family at the edge of the sea.
By Burton Albert and J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780133807349, titled "Handbook for Real Estate Market Analysis" | Prentice Hall, January 1, 1987, cover price $38.00 | also contains Handbook for Real Estate Market Analysis | About this edition: Business, Economics, Real Estate

Paperback:

9780671796174, titled "Where Does the Trail Lead?" | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, April 1, 1993), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: A boy follows a trail on Summertime Island, through buttercups, over sand and pine needles, past dunes and geese, to his family's campsite

School and Library:

9780671734091 | Simon & Schuster, May 1, 1991, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A boy follows a trail on Summertime Island, through buttercups, over sand and pine needles, past dunes and geese, to his family's campsite

Reinforced:

9780606057011, titled "Where Does the Trail Lead?" | Demco Media, April 1, 1993, cover price $12.20 | About this edition: A boy follows a trail on Summertime Island, through buttercups, over sand and pine needles, past dunes and geese, to his family's campsite

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A vibrant picture book by an award-winning husband and wife team pays homage to a legendary African-American jazz composer who, in his heyday, performed at the prestigious Cotton Club in Harlem and even at Carnegie Hall. A Caldecott Honor Book & Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780786801787 | Disney Pr, April 1, 1998, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category

Paperback:

9780786814206 | Reprint edition (Jump at the Sun, January 1, 2007), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category

Library:

9780786821501 | Jump at the Sun, April 1, 1998, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category

Prebinding:

9781435202375 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 15, 2007), cover price $14.99 | also contains Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra | About this edition: A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category

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Peggony-Po, a sailor boy who was carved from a piece of driftwood and came to life, sets out to take revenge on Cetus, the biggest, meanest whale of them all who nearly took his father Galleon's life. 50,000 first printing.

School and Library:

9780786819584 | Jump at the Sun, April 1, 2006, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Peggony-Po, carved out of wood by his father, a one-legged whaler, determines to catch the huge whale that ate his father's leg.

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While working as the batboy for the Dodgers, young Joey is told by his father to serve all the players but one, yet as friendships are formed and prejudices put aside, the young boy realizes that some rules were meant to be broken and soon treats Jackie Robinson just the same as all the other players.

School and Library:

9780689841026 | Simon & Schuster, January 3, 2006, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Joey, the batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, learns a hard lesson about respect for people of different races after Jackie Robinson joins the team.

The illustrator of The Faithful Friend presents an illustrated version of the traditional folk song in which a father promises the world to his restless baby daughter, and includes a musical score and artist notes.

Hardcover:

9780060559939 | Amistad Pr, January 1, 2006, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: An illustrated version of the traditional folk song in which a father promises the world to his restless baby daughter.

Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship
By J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator) and Kim L. Siegelson

Hardcover:

9780786804368 | Jump at the Sun, April 1, 1999, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship

School and Library:

9780689805707 | Simon & Schuster, December 1, 2004, cover price $16.95

Library:

9780786823864 | Jump at the Sun, April 1, 1999, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship

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A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.

Paperback:

9780689848889 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, January 1, 2002), cover price $8.99 | About this edition: A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.

School and Library:

9780689806681 | Simon & Schuster, August 1, 1998, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love

Prebinding:

9780613450218 | Turtleback Books, December 1, 2003, cover price $19.65 | About this edition: A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.

A collection of eight free-verse poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah, follows the history of the Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel. 55,000 first printing.
By Karen Hesse and J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

Library:

9780786825318 | Hyperion, September 1, 2003, cover price $19.49 | About this edition: A collection of eight poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah and following the history of Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel.

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Offers a retelling of this Hans Christian Anderson classic about tiny Thumbelina and her grand adventure to find a home of her own, venturing into the world and meeting interesting creatures that help her along the way. 45,000 first printing.

Library:

9780688174774 | Greenwillow, September 1, 2003, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: A tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is stolen by a great ugly toad and subsequently has many adventures and makes many animal friends, before finding the perfect mate in a warm and beautiful southern land.

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A collection of eight free-verse poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah, follows the history of the Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel. 55,000 first printing.
By Karen Hesse and J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780786806195 | Hyperion, August 1, 2003, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: A collection of eight poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah and following the history of Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel.

An introduction to a great civil rights leader
By Jean Marzollo and J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780590475075 | Scholastic, January 1, 1994, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: An introduction to a great civil rights leader
9780756763701 | Diane Pub Co, January 1, 1993, cover price $5.00 | About this edition: SCHOLASTIC INC.

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The best part of Christmas is sharing Mim's yummy jam together as a family, but this year, Saraleen and Royce are not looking forward to Christmas since their father won't be home, but when they send him a special gift, a wonderful holiday miracle occurs, in a tale accompanied by a recipe for Mim's Christmas jam. 12,000 first printing.

School and Library:

9780152019181 | Houghton Mifflin, October 1, 2001, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: When Pap goes away to build the New York City subway in 1915, his family sends him Mother's special jam which works magic in returning him home to celebrate Christmas.

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Wishing he could fly like his favorite superhero, Henry narrowly misses hitting a mysterious sparrow while riding his bike and suddenly takes to the air, and, donning the name Sparrowboy, he tackles neighborhood troubles. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780689835346 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, July 1, 2000), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Wishing he could fly like his favorite superhero, Henry narrowly misses hitting a mysterious sparrow while riding his bike and suddenly takes to the air to tackle neighborhood troubles.

School and Library:

9780689810718 | Simon & Schuster, April 1, 1997, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: After an encounter with a sparrow, Henry finds he is able to fly just like his favorite comic book hero HawkMan.

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It's up to Cosmo's quick thinking to save the day when his haywire robot, Rex, returns from the asteroid dump and goes after his sister Jewel.

Hardcover:

9780688159405 | Greenwillow, April 1, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Cosmo, a boy living on Mars, must come up with a quick solution when his malfunctioning robot Rex threatens his sister Jewel.

Library:

9780688159412 | Greenwillow, April 1, 2000, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Cosmo, a boy living on Mars, must come up with a quick solution when his malfunctioning robot Rex threatens his sister Jewel.

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Young readers will rejoice in a vibrant collection of classic poems compiled to create a stunning tribute to one of the premier Black poets of all time.
By Ashley Bryan (illustrator), Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jan Spivey Gilchrist (illustrator), J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator) and Faith Ringgold (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780786804641 | Hyperion, September 1, 1999, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including 'A Boy's Summer Song,' 'The Sparrow,' and 'Little Brown Baby'

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An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including 'A Boy's Summer Song,' 'The Sparrow,' and 'Little Brown Baby'
By Ashley Bryan (illustrator), Carole Byard (illustrator), Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jan Spivey Gilchrist (illustrator) and J. Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

Library:

9780786824069 | Hyperion, September 1, 1999, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including 'A Boy's Summer Song,' 'The Sparrow,' and 'Little Brown Baby'

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