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Books For Young Readers

Out of Print Titles

While the publishers of these titles may no longer offer copies for sale, these books are not necessarily gone or forgotten. Many are still available through libraries or are offered for sale online. 

NO YETI YET

It's a snowy, blowy wintry day--perfect for a yeti hunt. Or so thinks big brother. His younger brother is not convinced. Will the boys succeed in their quest to photograph a yeti?

I.Q. GOES TO SCHOOL

I.Q. is the class pet, but he'd much rather be a student. Follow his first year in school as he works to become the Student-of-the-Week.

I.Q. GOES TO THE LIBRARY

It's Library week and I.Q. has only five days to find a special book and obtain a library card so that he can check it out.
But who will sign the permission slip for him?

I.Q. IT'S TIME

Mrs Furber is teaching her students how to tell time and her lesson gives I.Q. an idea for a special surprise for Parent Night. Will he be able to complete his project in time?

I.Q. GETS FIT

It's Health  Month, and when the school announces that those who pass the fitness test will get a gold ribbon, I.Q. knows right away that he wants to win one, but how can a mouse compete?

PET SHOP LULLABY

Sh-sh-sh! Hamster is keeping all of the other pets awake. What will it take to get him to go to sleep?

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PET SHOP FOLLIES

When the animals notice that no one is coming into the shop, they decide to put on a show. Will their plan work?

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE

Listen!...
The musicians are tuning
their instruments, from the cat on the fiddle to the mouse on the harp. Hey diddle diddle, it's time for music!

MERMAID SISTER

* The Missourian Book Buzz Pick for July
* The Missourian Golden Hive

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IN SEARCH OF THE 

GRAND CANYON

*A  SLJ Book of the Year
*A BookLinks Book of the Year
*An NCTE Outstanding Nonfiction Choice
*A California Collection selection for Middle and High School
Read and join the adventure with Major John Wesley Powell as he explores the Colorado River in 1869.

VICKSBURG: The Battle That Won the Civil War

NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies 2000

FOREST FIRE!

A MISSION FOR THE PEOPLE:  The Story of La Purisima

*NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies      

SANCTUARY: The Story 

*NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies      

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ONE GIANT LEAP 

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: TEH CONQUEST OF MOUNT EVEREST

*International Reading Association Young Reader's Choice
*NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies

 ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

Julian Messner
               ARMADILLOS AND OTHER UNUSUAL ANIMALS 1989
               TIDAL WAVES AND OTHER OCEAN WONDERS 1989
               LIGHTENING AND OTHER WONDERS OF THE SKY 1989
               QUICKSAND AND OTHER EARTHLY WONDERS 1989
               PIRANHAS AND OTHER WONDERS OF THE JUNGLE 1990
               TYRANNOSAURUS REX AND OTHER DINOSAUR WONDERS 1990
               KILLER WHALES AND OTHER WONDERS OF THE FROZEN WORLD 1990
               SABER-TOOTHED CATS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC WONDERS 1990

Chex
               THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 1988
               THE NUTCRACKER 1988
               SALLY SQUIRREL'S LATE DAY 1988
               BOBBY BEAR'S THREE WISHES 1988
               RANDY RACCOON'S BIG MESS 1988
               BETSY BUNNY'S BIRTHDAY 1988

ERS
               SCIENCE ACTIVITY FLASHCARDS - a series of four books
                      (Dinosaurs, Animals, Human Body, Space) 1988

Tor
               THE STARGAZER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY 1991
               THE ONLY BOY IN THE RING 1989
               THE DUTCHESS SEES DOUBLE 1989
               A LEG UP FOR LUCINDA 1989
               IF WISHES WERE HORSES 1989

Price/Stern/Sloan
               MIX AND MATCH TRACING BOOKS - a series of six books
                       (Space, Cities, Dinosaurs, Animals, 1988
                        Reptiles and Amphibians, Endangered Animals) 1990

               SCIENCE ACTIVITY CROSSWORD PUZZLES - a series of four books
                        (Space, Human Body, Dinosaurs, Animals) 1988

               MAKE YOUR OWN POP-UPS - a series of two books
                        (Animals, Dinosaurs) 1990

Modern
               LITTLE KIDS AT SCHOOL 1989
               LITTLE KIDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD 1989
               LITTLE KIDS AT HOME 1989
               LITTLE KIDS AT PLAY 1989
               PATTY FOR PRESIDENT 1990

Derrydale
               TELL ME ABOUT NATURE DICTIONARY 1990

Lowell House
               MY FAVORITE DINOSAUR TYRANNOSAURUS REX 1992
               HOLIDAY ORIGAMI 1995

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