Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fractured Fairy Tales

Tortured Traditional Rhymes *
Lacerated Legends **
& Murdered Myths

Ada, Alma Flor. Yours truly, Goldilocks
Ahlberg, Allan & Howard, Paul The bravest ever bear
Ahlberg, Janet & Allan. The jolly postman…and other people’s letters
Ahlberg, Allan; ill. Bruce Ingman Previously (2007)
Allan, Nicholas. Cinderella’s bum
Allen, Debbie. Brothers of the knight (Sophisticated Picture book)
Allen, Jonathan. Wolf Academy
Andersen, Hans Christian. The little match –girl (Strikingly unusual illustrations by Kveta Pacovska).
The wild swans (ill. Anne Yvonne Gilbert; trans. Naomi Lewis. A picture book version of Andersen’s adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ traditional story, The six swans)
Anholt, Laurence. Jack and the dreamsack
Armitage, Ronda; ill. Arthur Robins Small knight and George** (2007)
Arnold, Tedd There was an old lady who swallowed Fly Guy* (2007)
Aslund, Tatiana. Moho the ugly pukeko (2005-NZ) (see Perky the pukeko for a contrast version);
ill. Vasanti Unka The bean’s story * 2007 (variation of both The house that Jack built and Jack and the beanstalk)
Auch, Mary Jane. Peeping Beauty; The princess and the pizza; Beauty and the beaks : a turkey’s cautionary tale (2007)
Babcock, Chris. No moon, no milk! *
Baillie, Allan & Bentley, Jonathan Archie the big good wolf
Bailey, Linda. Gordon Loggins and the three bears
Baker, Keith Hickory dickory dock *(2007)
Ball, Murray Fred the (quite) brave mouse (Sophisticated picture book version of The lion and the mouse) (NZ-2003)
Bang, Molly Goose 1996
Bateman, Teresa; ill. Yayo Keeper of soles (2006)
Bateson Hill, Margaret Chanda and the mirror of moonlight (Indian Snow White variation—2003)
Bee, William Beware of the frog (Princess and the frog variation) 2008
Belcher, Angie; ill. Debbie Tipuna The girls in the kapahaka (NZ) *
Bernheimer, Kate; ill. Nicoletta Ceccoli The girl in the castle inside the museum 2008
Bishop, Gavin. The house that Jack built (NZ) *
Rats (Pied Piper variant) (2007)
Bloom, Becky; ill. Pascal Biet Wolf!
Blundell, Tony. Beware of girls
Briant, Ed . Seven stories (2005)
Briggs, Raymond. Jim and the beanstalk
Brown, Ken. What’s the time, Grandma Wolf? *
Brown, Ruth. Night-time tale
Browne, Anthony. Into the forest; Little Beauty (Beauty and the Beast variant) (2008)
Buzzeo, Toni; ill. Mary GrandPre The sea chest ** (2002)
Calmenson, Stephanie. The principal’s new clothes
Cecil, Randy. One dark and dreadful night
Chapman, Gaye Little Blue (2008)
Chen, Chih-Yuan Guji Guji (Ugly Duckling variant--2004)
Child, Lauren. Beware of the storybook wolves
Child, Lauren; “captured” by Polly Borland The princess and the pea (2005)
Christelow, Eileen Where’s the big bad wolf? (2002)
Christian, Chardi; ill. Freya Blackwood The selkie and the fisherman (2005)
Cohlene, Terri; ill. Doug Keith Something special (Frog Prince variant) 2005
Cole, Babette. Prince Cinders (video also available); Princess Smartypants
Conover, Chris. The adventures of Simple Simon*
Cox, Michael; ill. Liz Million Little Fred Riding Hood (2006) (Fiction title—FIC COX)
Cresp, Gael & Cox, David. The biography of Gilbert Alexander Pig
Cruickshank, Margrit; ill. Amanda Harvey Don’t dawdle Dorothy! (1999)
Crummel, Susan Stevens; ill. Dorothy Donohue Ten-gallon Bart (cartoon animal version of High Noon. Collage illustrations 2006)
Daly, Niki Pretty Salma (Little Red Riding Hood variant from Ghana- 2006)
De Kantzow, Megan; ill. Craig Smith Just you wait! (2004)
Dealey, Erin. Goldie Locks has chicken pox
Delessert, Etienne Big and bad (Three little pigs variation) 2008
Derby, Sally; ill. Vincent Nguyen Whoosh went the wind! (modern tall tale 2006)
Donaldson, Julia; ill. Liz Pichon Spinderella (2002);
ill. David Roberts Tyrannosaurus Drip (Ugly Duckling variant- 2007)
Duffy, Carol Ann; ill. Jane Ray The lost happy endings (2006); ill. Nicoletta Ceccoli The tear thief (2007)
Edwards, David; ill. Ashley Wolff The pen that Pa built * (2007)
Elliot, Rachel; ill. Leo Broadley The friendly witch (2005)
Ellwand, David; ill. Christine Tagg Cinderlily : a floral fairy tale (Sophisticated picture book 2003)
Emberley, Rebecca. Three cool kids
Emmett, Jonathan & Cox, Steve. Pigs might fly! : the further adventures of the three little pigs
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Goldilocks returns (video also available); The gingerbread girl ( 2006)
Fearnley, Jan. Mr Wolf and the three bears
Fierstein, Harvey. The sissy duckling
Forward, Toby; ill. Izhar Cohen The wolf’s story (what really happened to Little Red Riding Hood)
French, Fiona. Snow White in New York
Galbraith, Ben The three fishing brothers Gruff (2006)
Garland, Michael. Miss Smith’s incredible storybook
Gauch, Patricia Lee. Presenting Tanya the ugly duckling
Geraghty, Paul Rotten and Rascal : the two terrible pterosaur twins (modern fable)
Gerstein, Mordecai Carolinda Clatter (2005)
Gleeson, Libby; ill. Craig Smith Where’s Mum?
Goldberg, Myla; ill. Chris Sheban Catching the moon (original tall tale) 2007
Goodhart, Pippa; ill. Colin Paine Arthur’s tractor : a fairy tale with tractors and princesses!
Graham, Bob. Dimity Dumpty: the story of Humpty’s little sister *
Grahame, Kenneth. The reluctant dragon** (video also available)
Gravett, Emily Wolves 2006 (fable)
Gray, Christine. The king of Spain’s daughter *
Grey, Mini The adventures of the dish and the spoon * 2006
Grey, Mini. The pea and the princess
Guarnaccia, Steven. Goldilocks and the three bears : a tale moderne
Hartman, Bob. The wolf who cried Boy
Harvey, Damian; ill. Korky Paul Snail’s legs (an original fable/pourquoi tale—2007)
Hathorn, Libby; ill. Gregory Rogers The gift (Pied Piper variant) 2000
Hawken, Kevin The wicked big toddlah (an original tall tale—2007)
Hawkins, Colin & Jackie. Fairytale News
Hoberman, Mary Ann. You read to me, I’ll read to you
Hopkins, Jackie Mims; ill. Jon Goodell The gold-miner’s daughter : a melodramatic fairy tale (2006)
Hughes, Shirley. Ella’s big chance : a fairytale retold
Ivimey, John W. Three blind mice*
Johnson, D.B. Four legs bad, two legs good! (fractured version of George Orwell’s Animal farm—2007)
Jones, Carol. What’s the time, Mr Wolf? *
Jungman, Ann; ill. Russell Ayto Cinderella and the hot air balloon (1992/2007)
Ketteman, Helen. Bubba the cowboy prince : a fractured Texas tale
Khoza, Valanga; ill. Sally Rippin Gezani and the tricky baboon (trickster tale—2003)
Kirk, Daniel. Humpty Dumpty*
Krensky, Stephen; ill. Brad Sneed Big bad wolves at school (2007)
Kressley, Carson; ill. Jared Lee You’re different and that’s super (2005)
Lamm, C. Drew. The prog frince
Langley, Jonathan. The fairytale cake; The princess and the frog
LaRochelle, David; ill. Richard Egielski The end : a backwards fairytale (2006)
Lasky, Kathryn; ill. John Manders Humphrey, Albert and the flying machine (Sleeping Beauty variant—2004)
Leask, Jeffrey. Little Red Rockinghood : a rock opera (includes rap music CD)
Legge, David Bamboozled (Topsy-turvy version of Alice in Wonderland—2005); orig. published 1994
Lendler, Ian. An undone fairy tale
Lester, Helen. Tackylocks and the three bears
Lester, Julius; ill. Jerry Pinkney Sam and the tigers (Little Black Sambo updated--1996
Lloyd-Janes, Sally; ill. Jill Newton Old MacNoah had an ark * (2008)
Lyons, Mary E.; ill. Terry Widener Roy makes a car ** (modern tall tale-- 2005)
McAllister, Angela; ill. Sally Anne Lambert Barkus, Sly and the golden egg (2002)
McCaughrean, Geraldine; ill. Nicki Palin Blue moon mountain 2006
McClements, George. Jake Gander : Storyville detective (video also available)
McGee, Marni; ill. Ian Beck Winston the book wolf (2006)
McMillan, Dawn; ill. Raymond McGrath Turkey’s in the sleigh tonight *(Old McDonald variation) 2007
McNaughton, Colin. Watch out for the giant-killers (conservation message)
Maddern, Eric; ill. Paul Hess Death in a nut (Sophisticated Picture Book version of a Scottish traditional tale—2005)
Madison, Alan; ill. Giselle Potter The littlest grape stomper (tall tale—2007)
Matthews, Tina Out of the egg (Little Red Hen variant—2007)
Meddaugh, Susan. Cinderella’s rat
Millett, Peter; ill. Lamia Aziz The Anzac biscuit man and other classic Kiwi tales (NZ—2007)
Minters, Frances. Princess Fishtail
Mitchell, Marianne. Joe Cinders
Morrison, Toni & Slade. The ant or the grasshopper; The lion or the mouse
Morrison, Yvonne. A Kiwi ‘Night before Christmas’*;
ill. Donovan Bixley Wacko Kakapo (NZ Chicken Licken variant—2007)
Mountain, Peter; ill. Bryan Pollard Smelly-locks (an Exceptional Story Book from New Zealand) (2006); The wolf’s revenge (an Exceptional Story Book from New Zealand) (2006)
Murphy, Pat. Pigasus **
Myers, Christopher. Wings** (video also available)
Nelisi, Lino; ill. Elspeth Williamson Sione’s talo (Pacific Island version of The enormous turnip- 1992)
Nolan, Dennis Androcles and the lion (1997)
Nordqvist, Sven Pancakes for Findus (modern tall tale—2007)
Oakley, Graham. Once upon a time : a prince’s fantastic journey
PICT OLF Von Olfers, Sibylle; ill. Sieglinde Schoen Smith Mother Earth and her children : a quilted fairy tale (2007 reprint)
O’Malley, Kevin. Humpty Dumpty egg-splodes *; Once upon a cool motorcycle dude
Osborne, Mary Pope. Molly and the prince
Osment, Michelle; ill. Sunset Perky the pukeko (NZ-- 2006)
Palatini, Margie. The three silly Billies
Pearce, Philippa; ill. Wayne Anderson The squirrel wife : an original fairy tale (2007)
Perlman, Janet. Cinderella Penguin; The emperor penguin’s new clothes; The penguin and the pea
Perret, Delphine The big bad wolf and me (2006)
Petach, Heidi. Goldilocks and the three hares
Potter, Beatrix The tale of Johnny Town-mouse
Price, Hugh. The truth at last about the Little Red Hen
Prior, Natalie Jane; ill. Cheryl Orsini Minnie Pearl and the undersea bazaar (Little mermaid variation) 2007
Provensen, Alice. Punch in New York
Puttock, Simon. Big Bad Wolf is good
Ramos, Mario I am so handsome (2007); I am so strong (2007)
Ray, Jane The apple-pip princess 2007
Rayner, Mary. The small good wolf
Roberts, Lynn; ill. David Roberts Little Red : a fizzingly good yarn (2005); Rapunzel : a groovy fairy tale (1970s setting—2007)
Robertson, M.P. The egg **; The dragon snatcher **; The great dragon rescue ** (all variants on the George and the Dragon legend)
Robins, Deri and Jim. The stone in the sword **
Robinson, Hilary & Sharratt, Nick. Mixed up fairy tales
Roddie, Shen; ill. Henning Lohlein My name is Mr Fox (2006)
Root, Phyllis; ill. Mary Grandpre Lucia and the light (2006)
Rosen, Michael; ill. Nick Sharratt Dear Mother Goose (a Lift the Flap book)* (2008)
Rosenthal, Paul. Yo, Aesop! (FIC ROS)
Ross, Tony. A fairy tale; Mrs Goat and her seven little kids
Rymond, Lynda Gene; ill. Nicoletta Ceccoli Oscar and the mooncats* (2008)
Santores, Charles. Three hungry pigs and the wolf who came to dinner
Schotter, Roni; ill. Giselle Potter The boy who loved words (a tall tale—2006)
Scieszka, Jon. The stinky cheese man; True story of the 3 little pigs by A.Wolf
Shannon, David. Alice the fairy
Short, Denise Tani the sea monster (NZ) 2006 (uses elements of traditional folklore, but is not based on any particular Maori legend)
Shulman, Lisa. Old MacDonald had a woodshop *
Sierra, Judy The house that Drac built *; Mind your manners, B.B.Wolf (2007)
Sis, Peter. A small tall tale from the far north
Smallman, Steve; ill. Joelle Dreidemy The lamb who came for dinner (2006)
Smith, Lane. Pinocchio the boy
Speed, Toby. Two cool cows *
Spencer, Kerry Lee. The princess and the pea
Squires, Janet; ill. Holly Berry The gingerbread cowboy (2006)
Steer, Dugald. Just one more story
Steig, William. Shrek!; Roland the minstrel pig
Stevens, Janet and Crummel, Susan Stevens. And the dish ran away with the spoon * (video also available)
Sturges, Philemon. The little red hen (makes a pizza)
Sykes, Julie; ill. Tim Warnes That’s not fair, Hare! (2001)
Tafuri, Nancy Whose chick are you? (Ugly Duckling variant—2005)
Thomas, Joyce Carol. The gospel Cinderella
Todd, Trevor & Denton, Terry. Revenge of the three blind mice *
Tucker, Kathy. Do knights take naps?
Ungerer, Tomi. Zeralda’s ogre
Vail, Rachel; ill. Scott Nash Over the moon* (1998)
Van Allsburg, Chris. The widow’s broom (trickster tale—1992)
Vozar, David. Yo, hungry wolf!
Waddell, Martin. The big bad mole’s coming!
Ward, Helen. The dragon machine
Ward, Nick. Who’s been eating my porridge?; A wolf at the door (omnibus volume 2005)
Wattenberg, Jane. Henny-Penny (video also available)
Wells, Rosemary. Max and Ruby’s first Greek myth; Max and Ruby’s Midas **
Wells, Rosemary. The miraculous tale of the two Maries ** (SPICT WEL) (2006)
West, Colin. The king of Kennelwick Castle*
Whatley, Bruce Wait! No paint!
Wiesner, David. The three pigs; The loathsome dragon **
Wilcox, Leah. Falling for Rapunzel; Waking Beauty (2008)
Wild, Margaret. The little crooked house*
Wildsmith, Brian and Rebecca. Jack and the meanstalk
Willis, Jeanne and Brown, Ruth. In search of the giant
Wolff, Patricia Rae. The toll-bridge troll
Wormell, Chris. George and the dragon **; In the woods
Yorinks, Arthur; ill. Jos. A. Smith The witch’s child (2007)
(A very comprehensive fairytale website)

* = Tortured traditional rhymes

** = Lacerated legends

Some useful fiction titles in this genre:

FIC LEV Levine, Gail Carson Ella enchanted (Cinderella variant)
Fairest (Snow White variant)

FIC MCC McCaughrean, Geraldine Peter Pan in scarlet : the official sequel

FIC MAG Maguire, Gregory Leaping beauty and other animal fairy tales

FIC TUA Tu’akoi, Feana; ill Fraser Williamson Freeze, Goldilocks!

Non fiction:
513.26 CAL Calvert, Pam; ill. Wayne Geehan Multiplying menace : the revenge of Rumpelstiltskin 2006

Full bibliographic details of all these books are available from the National Library’s online catalogue at

Picture Books About Christmas

Ahlberg, Janet Cops and robbers
Aiono-Iosefa, Sarona Two cans of corned beef and a manulele in a mango tree (2004)
Aliki Christmas tree memories
Allan, Nicholas Jesus’ Christmas party
Ambrus, Victor G Santa Claus takes off
Armitage, Ronda The lighthouse keeper’s Christmas
Bacon, Ron Three surprises for Hemi
Bateson-Hill, Margaret Leah’s Christmas story (2006)
Baumgart, Klaus Laura’s Christmas Star
Beck, Ian Lost in the Snow
Beck, Jennifer The Christmas Caravan
Beck, Jennifer David’s dad
Berenstain, Stan The bear’s Christmas
Biro, Val Gumdrop’s Merry Christmas
Blakeley, Peggy Christmas cat
Bond, Michael Paddington and the Christmas surprise
Brett, Jan Christmas trolls
Briggs, Raymond Father Christmas
Broger, Achim The Santa Clauses
Bulla, Clyde Robert The Christmas coat
Bunting, Eve December
Burningham, John Harvey Slumfenburgre’s Christmas present
Butterworth, Nick The Fox’s Tale
Carle, Eric Dream Snow
Carrick, Carol Paul’s Christmas birthday
Cazet, Denys December 24th
Chichester Clark, Emma Melrose and Croc (2006)
Clark, Elizabeth Father Christmas and the donkey
Collington, Peter On Christmas Eve
Collington, Peter A small miracle
Cooper, Susan Danny and the Kings
Cowley, Joy Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Christmas
Crossley-Holland, Kevin How many miles to Bethleham?
Daigneault, Sylvie Bruno in the Snow
Daily, Don The twelve days of Christmas – a feline classic
Daly, Niki What’s cooking, Jamela?
De Paola, Tomie An early American Christmas
De Paola, Tomie Jingle, the Christmas clown
De Paola, Tomie Merry Christmas, Strega Nona
DiCamillo, Kate; ill. Bagram Ibatoulline Great joy (2007)
Dodd, Lynley Slinky Malinki’s Christmas crackers (2006)
Ets, Marie Hall Nine days to Christmas
Farrer, Maria Santa’s Kiwi holiday (NZ-2005)
Santa and the reindeer (NZ-2006)
Falconer, Ian Olivia helps with Christmas (2007)
Foreman, Michael Cat in the manger (2001)
Fox, Mem With love, at Christmas
Fox, Mem Wombat divine
Frazee, Marla Santa Claus the World’s number one toy expert
Gantschev, Ivan The Christmas train
Garland, Sarah Doing Christmas
Goodrich, Carter A creature was stirring : one boy’s night before Christmas (includes full text of the poem by J. Clement Moore--2006)
Grace, Patricia Te toneke
Grace, Patricia The trolley
Grindley, Sally Home for Christmas
Hague, Michael The nutcracker (2005)
Harvey, Roland Crisis on Christmas eve
Haywood, Carolyn How the reindeer saved Santa
Hendry, Diana The very snowy Christmas (2005)
Herriot, James The Christmas Day Kitten
Hill, Susan Can it be true?
Hill, Susan King of Kings
Hoff, Syd Santa’s moose
Hoffman, Mary Three wise women
Houston, Gloria The year of the perfect Christmas tree
Howe, James Harold & Chester in the fright before Christmas
Hughes, Shirley Lucy & Tom’s Christmas
Hutchins, Pat The silver Chirstmas tree
Ihaka, Kingi A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree
Impey, Rose A letter to Father Christmas
Inkpen, Mick Kipper’s Christmas Eve
Jarman, Julia Will there be polar bears for Christmas?
Jorgensen, Norman In Flanders Fields
Joyce, William Santa calls
Kerr, Judith Mog’s Christmas
Kimpton, Diana The bear Father Christmas forgot

Kippenberger, Mary The Christmas Kitten
Koppe, Susanne (retold by) Nutcracker (2004)
Landa, Norbert Little Bear’s Christmas
Lavelle, Sheila Snowy
Leeson, Christine The snow angel (2006)
Little, Jean; ill. Werner Zimmerman Pippin the Christmas pig (2004)
Lobel, Gillian More precious than gold
McCourt, Frank; ill. Raul Colon Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007)
McCutcheon, Marc Grandfather’s Christmas camp
McMillan, Dawn Turkey’s in the sleigh tonight (NZ—2007)
McPhail, David Santa’s book of names
Mahy, Margaret The Christmas tree tangle
Marshall, James Merry Christmas, space case
Mayo, Virginia Don’t forget me Father Christmas
Menotti Amahl and the Night visitors
Mitchell, Pratima Petar’s song (2003)
Morpurgo, Michael The best Christmas present in the World
Morrison, Yvonne Kiwi night before Christmas(NZ,with audio CD- 2005)
A Kiwi jingle bells (NZ, with audio CD-2006)
Murphy, Mary Little Owl and the star : a Christmas story
Noble, Trinka Apple tree Christmas
Oakley, Graham The Church Mice at Christmas
Oppel, Kenneth Follow that star
Osborne, Mary Pope; ill. Ned Bittinger. Rocking horse Christmas
Parker, John Pavlova & presents
Paxton, Tom The story of Santa Claus
Peet, Bill Countdown to Christmas
Polacco, Patricia Uncle Vova’s tree
Proysen, Alf Christmas eve at Santa’s
Repchuk, Caroline The snow tree
Richardson, Jean Stephen’s Feast
Rogers, Jean King Island Christmas
Rosen, Michael J Elijah’s angel : a story for Chanukah and Christmas
Ross, Tony The shop of ghosts
Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge and a very merry Christmass
Say, Allen Tree of cranes
Scheidl, Gerda Marie Four candles for Simon : a Christmas story
Scott, Anna-Miringa Chimneyless at Christmas (NZ, with audio CD-2004)
Seibold, J. Otto Olive the other reindeer
Seuss, Dr How the Grinch stole Christmas
Snow, Alan How Santa really works
Spier, Peter Peter Spier’s Christmas
Stevenson, James The worst person’s Christmas
Stevenson, Sucie Christmas Eve
Stickland, Paul The Christmas bear
Stohner, Anu; ill.Henrike Wilson Santa’s littlest helper travels the world (2007)
Sturges, Philemon The gift of Christmas
Tafuri, Nancy Counting to Christmas
Toft, Kim Michelle The twelve underwater days of Christmas (2007)
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Father Christmas Letters
Tompert, Ann A carol for Christmas
Turner, Sandy Silent Night
Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express
Waddell, Martin Daisy’s Christmas
Waddell, Martin Room for a little one (2004)
Watts, Bernadette Harvey Hare’s Christmas
Wells, Rosemary McDuff’s new friend
Wells, Rosemary Morris’s Disapearing Bag
Westall, Robert The Witness
Whillis, Sharon The Boxing Day test (NZ- 2002)
Whybrow, Ian Harry and the dinosaurs make a Christmas wish (2003)
Wild, Margaret Christmas magic
Wild, Margaret Light the Lamps
Wild, Margaret Thank you Santa
Wildsmith, Brian A Christmas story
Whillis, Sharon The Boxing Day test
Wolf, Winfried Christmas with Grandfather
Wood, Don Merry Christmas, big hungry bear!
Yorinks, Arthur Christmas in July
Ziefert, Harriet Home for Navidad

Picture books dealing with Change, loss and grief

Aiken, Joan The wooden dragon (2004)
Aiono-Josefa, Sarona; ill. Bruce Potter. The pipi swing (2007) (death of father)
Anholt, Laurence; ill. Jim Coplestone. Seven for a secret (2006)
Barron, T.J.; ill. Chris K. Soentpiet. Where is Grandpa?
Bauer, Jutta. Grandpa’s angel (older readers)
Beake, Lesley; ill. Karin Littlewood. Home now (2007)
Beck, Jennifer. Nobody’s dog
Binch, Caroline. The princess and the castle
Boelts, Maribeth; ill. David Walker, Before you were mine (2007)
Brown, Ruth and Ken. Lion in the long grass.
Bunting, Eve. Rudi’s pond
Cartwright, Pauline. A war far away (NZ)
Caseley, Judith. When Grandpa came to stay
Chichester Clark, Emma. Up in Heaven
Cochran, Bill; ill. Dan Andreasen. The forever dog (2007)
Cowley, Joy & Mousdale, Chris. Brodie (NZ)
Crew, Gary & Whatley, Bruce The lantern (older readers—2005)
Crowe, Carole; ill. Jim Postier. Turtle girl (2008)
DiSalvo-Ryan, Dyanne. A dog like Jack 1999
Dumbleton, Mike. Passing on
Durant, Alan; ill. Debi Gliori.. Always and forever
Edwards, Becky; ill. David Armitage. My cat Charlie (2000)
Egger, Bettina. Marianne’s grandmother
Ehrlich, Amy. Maggie and Silky and Joe
Erlbruch, Wolf. Duck, death and the tulip (Sophisticated/Senior-- 2008)
Forest, Jacqueline. Jack and Patch (NZ)
Fox, Mem With love at Christmas
Garland, Sherry. I never knew your name (Senior)
Gould, Deborah. Grandpa’s slide show
Gray, Nigel. Little Bear’s grandad
Gregory, Nan. Wild girl & Gran
Hager, Mandy. Tom’s story (NZ) (death of father)
Harris, Robie H. Goodbye Mousie
Harvey, Jacqueline; ill. Warren Crossett. The sound of the sea (death of mother) (2005)
Hathorn, Libby. Grandma’s shoes
Holloway, Judith Bryers. Hine’s rainbow (NZ)
Hughes, Shirley. Alfie and the birthday surprise
Huria, Gabrielle. The waka huia (NZ)
Ichikawa, Satomi. My pig, Amarillo
Joosse, Barbara M. Ghost wings
Kerr, Judith. Goodbye Mog
Kessler, Pamela; ill. Denise Durkin. The old cattle dog (NZ—2005)
Lawson, Sue & Wheeler, Rebecca. Jamie’s star
Leavy, Una; ill. Jennifer Eachus. Goodbye Pappa
Lee, Lyn; ill. Kim Gamble. Eight (Lost and found—2007)
Lindbergh, Reeve; ill. Kathryn Brown. My little grandmother often forgets (Alzheimer’s—2007)
Ludovic : visiting Grandpa (Video)
McFarlane, Sheryl. Waiting for the whales
McGough, Roger. The kite and Caitlin
McMillan, Dawn. Ride a white horse (older readers); Wood for the winter (NZ)
Maddern, Eric. Death in a nut (SPICT—2005)
Meharry, Dot.; ill. Brian Harrison. Dance for me (NZ)
Miles, Victoria; ill. Molly Bang. Old Mother Bear (2007)
Moroney, Trace. When I’m feeling sad 2005
Nilsson, Ulf; ill. Eva Eriksson. All the dear little animals (2006)
Norman, Lilith. Grandpa
Old, Wendie C. Stacy had a little sister (Sudden Infant Death syndrome)
Osborne, Mary Pope. Rocking horse Christmas. (2004)
[ Van] Ommen, Sylvia. Sweets (ideas about heaven) 2004
Pereira, Janet; ill. Bruce Potter. Grandad (NZ) 2006
Pittar, Gill. Milly, Molly and Jimmy’s seeds; Milly,Molly and Grandpa’s oak
Puttock, Simon. A ladder to the stars
Rayner, Catherine. Augustus and his smile (general sadness) 2006
Rosen, Michael. Lovely old Roly. Thanksgiving wish.
Rosenberry, Vera. The growing- up tree
Savvides, Irini; ill. Owen Swan. Hide and seek (death of grandfather) ( 2008)
Searle, Rick; ill. Bronwyn Searle. Follow me (2001)
Sgouros, Christina. A pillow for my Mom
Skinner, Honoria; ill. Martin Simpson. Eva’s picture (NZ-Pacific
Stafford, Liliana. Snow bear; Grandpa’s gate (Alzheimers—2007)
Stanaway, Joanne. . A day like any other day (NZ)
Thompson, Colin) Falling angels; The violin man;
Dust (Sophisticated Picture Book, 2007);
The big little book of happy sadness (Sophisticated Picture Book --2008)
Tipene, Tim. Haere : farewell, Jack, farewell (NZ--Maori resource, 2005)
Varley, Susan. Badger’s parting gifts
Viorst, Judith. The tenth good thing about Barney (video also available).
Vision, David & Mutiya; ill. Ignacio Alcantara. Missing you (Native Aerican spirituality) 2004
Waddell, Martin. Grandma’s Bill
Wallace- Brodeur, Ruth. Goodbye Mitch (Also fiction title: Blue eyes better)
Ward, Helen; ill. Wayne Anderson. Moon dog (2006)
Ward, Nick. The biggest baddest wolf (2005)
Watson, Joy . Foster dog (NZ)
Wells, Rosemary; ill. Greg Shed. The language of doves
Westall, Robert; ill. William Geldart. David and the kittens (Changes within family --2003)
Wild, Margaret. Jenny Angel; Toby; Farmer Fred’s cow
Wormell, Christopher. The saddest king (2007)
Yolen, Jane. Grandad Bill’s song
Non-fiction picture book: 796.34 ASH Daddy and me Has suggestions about explaining death to children—see link When Children Grieve

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Carroll, Jane. Ribbons for her hair (Fiction title):
Krisher, Trudy. Kathy’s hats (both deal with leukaemia)
Cummings, Mary; ill. Lin Wang. Three names of me (acceptance of adoption; multiple families) 2006
Frame, Jeron Ashford; ill. R. Gregory Christie . Yesterday I had the blues(depression) 2003
Heffernan, John. My dog (senior level, deals with war, genocide)
Hoban, Russell; ill. Ian Andrew. Jim’s lion (serious illness)
Kahukiwa, Robin. Matatuhi (NZ) (discovery of adoption)
Meharry, Dot. Nicki’s mum (NZ) (serious illness)
Moran, Philip; ill. Michael Foreman Soggy the bear (lost things) 2006
Tan, Shaun. The red tree (depression)
Marriott, Janice. When Mum went away (NZ)
Ziefert, Harriet. Home for Navidad (Both deal with separation from mother)

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· Fears

Alborough, Jez. Watch out! Big Bro’s coming (new edition)
Allen, Jonathan. I’m not scared! (2007)
Baum, Louis; ill. Sue Hellard. Milo Mouse and the scary monster (2006)
Bergman, Mara; ill. Nick Maland Snip snap! (2005); Oliver who was small but mighty ( 2008).
Binch, Caroline. The princess and the castle
Bright, Paul & Cort, Ben. Under the bed; I’m not going out there (2006)
Broad, Micahel. Scaredy Cat and Boo (2007)
Browne, Anthony. Silly Billy 2006
Cali, Davide. The enemy (Sophisticated/Senior) 2007
Catchpool, Michael; ill. Jill Newton. Howling at the moon (2006)
Cave, Kathryn. You’ve got dragons
Cohn, Janice. Why did it happen? (*deals with violence in society, terrorism, etc)
Cowell, Cressida; ill. Neal Layton. Emily Brown and the thing (2007)
Danneberg, Julie; ill. Margot Apple. Cowboy Slim 2006
Drewery, Melanie. The grumble rumble mumbler (NZ) 2007
French, Vivian & Fisher, Chris. Little Dog : you don’t have to be big to be brave (2006)
Funke, Cornelia. The wildest brother (2006)
Gaiman, Neill; ill. Dave McKean. The wolves in the walls (Sophisticated) 2003
Gravett, Emily. Little Mouse’s big book of fears (Sophisticated) 2007
Greder, Armin. The island (Sophisticated/Senior) 2007
Heide, Florence Parry; ill. Jules Feiffer. Some things are scary
Hendry, Diana; ill. Jane Chapman. The very noisy night (2005 edition with CD)
Henkes, Kevin. Wemberly worried (2000)
Helakoski, Lesley; ill. Henry Cole. Big chickens (2006); Big chickens fly the coop (2008)
Laguna, Sofie; Ben Redlich. Boris Monster; scared of nothing.(2007)
McCaughrean, Geraldine. Blue moon mountain 2006
McLeary, Errol. Special Cecil (NZ) (2006)
Mayer, Mercer. There are monsters everywhere (2005)
Michelsen, Richard; ill. Adam McCauley. Oh no, not ghosts! (2007)
Robertson, M.P. Big brave Brian. (2007)
Rohmann, Eric. A kitten tale (2008)
Ross, Tony. I want my light on! (2007)
Schwarz, Viviane. Shark and Lobster’s amazing undersea adventurer (2006)
Shuman, Carol. Jenny is scared ! * (Non-fiction 152.46)
Thompson, Colin; ill. Chris Mould. Gilbert (2003); Gilbert goes out (2006)
Wan, Jin; ill. Phil Dron Little Monster and Little Boy Ugly (Teacher preview essential--2007)
Ward, Nick The biggest baddest wolf (2005)
Watt, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel makes a friend( 2007)
Whybrow, Ian; ill. Adrian Reynolds. Harry and the dinosaurs make a splash (2007)
Wild, Margaret; ill. Anne Spudvilas. There’s a sea in my bedroom ;
Woolvs in the sitee (Sophisticated/Senior) 2006
Wishinsky, Freda; ill. Neil Layton. Nothing scares us (2004)
Wormell, Chris. Henry and the fox (2006). George, the dragon and the princess (2007)

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· Picture books about new babies, sibling rivalry, etc
Alexander, Martha. Nobody asked me if I wanted a baby sister
Allen, Pamela. Cuthbert’s babies
Anholt, Catherine and Laurence Anholt. Sophie and the new baby
Anholt, Laurence; ill. Jim Coplestone . Seven for a secret (2006)
Brown, Ruth. Baba/ Cry baby
Browne, Anthony. Changes
Bunting, Eve; ill. Chris Siontpiet. Jin Woo (2001); Hurry! Hurry! (2007)
Carmody, Isabelle; ill. Declan Lee The wrong thing (Sophisticated Picture Book) 2006
Casanova, Mary; ill. Ard Hoyt. Some dog! 2007
Clay, Jenny. The smile in the moon (NZ)
Cleary, Beverley. Ramona’s siblingitis (video)
Conway, David; ill. Karin Littlewood. The most important gift of all (2006)
Coste, Marion; ill. Yong Chen. Finding Joy (Inter-country adoption—2006)
Cowley, Joy. The bump (NZ)
Cox, Tania; ill. Janine Dawson. Alberta ( 2007)
Cummings, Pat. Angel baby
Cutler, Jane. Darcy and Gran don’t like babies
Danziger, Paula. Barfburger Baby, I was here first
De Paola, Tomie. The baby sister
De Wolf, Alex. What about me?
Doherty, Berlie; ill Alison Bartlett Paddiwak and Cozy
Fisher, Valorie. My big sister (2003) ; My big brother (2002)
Gliori, Debi. Penguin post; Mr Bear’s new baby; New big sister
Graham, Bob. Has anyone here seen William?
Gray, Kes. Baby on board
Grimes, Nikki; ill. Bryan Collier. Welcome, Precious! 2007
Harper, Anita; ill. Mary McQuillan. It’s not fair! 1985/2007
Harris, Robie H. Hi new baby!
Hawkes,K evin. The wicked big toddlah (2007)
Hoffman, Mary. Henry’s baby
Holt, Kimberley Willis; ill. Gabi Swiatkowska. Waiting for Gregory. 2006
Horse, Harry . Little Rabbit’s new baby (2006)
Howe, James. Pinky and Rex and the new baby (Adoption--early chapter book)
Hughes, Shirley. Angel Mae
Keats, Ezra Jack. Peter’s chair
Krishnaswami, Uma; ill. Jamel Akib. Bringing Asha home (Inter-country adoption) 2006
Little, Jean. Emma’s yucky brother (Adoption--early chapter book)
Lloyd, Sam. Mr Pusskins and Little Whiskers (2007)
McCully, Emily Arnold. New baby
MacDonald, Ross. Bad Baby 2005
Mack, Todd; ill. Julia Gran. Princess Penelope takes charge! 2006
Melling, David Good knight sleep tight 2005
Morrison, Yvonne; ill. Jenny Cooper. Better together (NZ-2007)
Neale, Rochelle; ill. Ross Kinnaird. I know about babies 2005
Noonan, Diana . Auntie Rosie and the rabbit (NZ)
O’Connor, Kerrie; ill. Craig Smith. Little Jingle says no! (2006)
Offen, Hilda. Good girl, Gracie Growler
Ross, Tony. I want a sister
Simon, Francesca. Don’t be horrid, Henry
Titherington, Jeanne. A place for Ben
Sykes, Julie. Little Tiger’s big surprise
Umansky, Kaye. This is is Jane, Jim
Voake, Charlotte. Ginger
Vulliamy, Clara. Ellen and Penguin and the new baby
Waddell, Martin; ill. Penny Dale. Once there were giants
Wells, Rosemary. McDuff and the baby
Winthrop, Elizabeth. I think he likes me
Young, Ed My mei mei. (Inter-country adoption--2006)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Festival/ Celebration Picture Books

Auch, Mary Jane The Easter egg farm 1992
Bateson-Hill, Margaret; ill. Karin Littlewood Leah’s Christmas story 2006
Baumgart, Klaus Laura’s Christmas star 2000
Bailey, Linda; ill. Bill Slavin Stanley’s party 2003
Bollinger, Peter Algernon Graeves is scary enough (Hallowe’en) 2005
Bunting, Eve; ill. Emily Arnold McCully That’s what leprechauns do (St Patrick’s Day?) 2005; ill. Iza Trapani The wedding 2003
Butler, Dorothy; ill. Elizabeth Fuller My brown bear Barney at the party (birthday) 2001
Cazet, Denys The perfect pumpkin pie (Thanksgiving) 2005
Chichester Clark, Emma Melrose and Croc (Christmas) 2005; Happy birthday to you, Blue Kangaroo! 2006
Child, Lauren This is actually my party (birthday) 2007
Clark, Katie; ill. Amy Huntington Grandma drove the garbage truck ( Fourth of July) 2005
Daly, Niki Happy birthday Jamela! 2006
Dewan, Ted Crispin and the best birthday surprise ever 2006
Dodd, Lynley Slinky Malinki’s Christmas crackers 2006
Drewery, Melanie Matariki 2003
Duncan, Tracy; ill. Bruce Potter Grandad’s medals (NZ—Anzac Day) 2004
Durant, Alan; ill. Franco Rivolli The flamingo who forgot (birthday) 2007
Ellwand, David Alfred’s party : a collection of picture puzzles (Birthday) 2000
Evans, Cambria Martha Moth makes socks (Birthday) 2006
Farrer, Maria; ill. Deborah Hinde Santa’s kiwi holiday 2005
Fleischman, Paul; ill. Barry Root The birthday tree (Sophisticated in content) 2008
Foreman, Michael Cat in the manger (Christmas) 2001
Friedman, Laurie; ill. Lynne Avril Cravath Love, Ruby Valentine (Valentine’s Day) 2006
Garland, Sarah Eddie’s kitchen and how to make good things to eat (birthday) 2007
Gilmore, Rachel; ill. Alice Priestley Lights for Gita (Divali) 1994
Graham, Bob Oscar’s half birthday 2005
Hague, Michael The nutcracker (Christmas) 2005
Hannken, Catherine; ill. Trish Bowles Fiapule 2006
Hawkins, Colin and Jacqui Witch pigs (Birthday) 2005
Hedderwick, Mairi Katie Morag and the birthdays 2005

Hendry, Diana; ill. Jane Chapman The very snowy Christmas 2005
Henkes, Kevin Lilly’s big day (Wedding) 2006
Hoy, Catriona; ill. Benjamin Johnson My Grandad marches on Anzac Day 2006
Joosse, Barbara M.; ill. Giselle Potter Ghost wings (Day of the Dead, Mexico) 2001
Klise, Kate; ill. M. Sarah Klise Why do you cry? (Birthday) 2006
Kloster, Melanie; ill. Jenny Cooper The reluctant little flower girl 2008
Koppe, Susanne (re-told by); ill. Lisbeth Zwerger Nutcracker (E.T.A.Hoffmann)
(Christmas) 2004
Leeson, Christine; ill. Jane Chapman The snow angel (Christmas) 2006
Look, Lenore; ill. Yumi Heo Henry’s first-moon birthday 2001
Morpurgo, Michael; ill. Michael Foreman The best Christmas present in the world (Sophisticated Picture Book) 2004
Morrison, Yvonne; ill. Deborah Hinde A Kiwi night before Christmas (includes audio CD) 2005
Nordqvist, Sven Pancakes for Findus (birthday) 2007
Schur, Maxine Rose; ill. Brian Pinkney Day of delight : a Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia 1994
Scott, Anna-Miringa; ill. Errol McLeary Chimney-less at Christmas (NZ—includes CD) 2004
Stanton, Karen; ill. Rene King Moreno Papi’s gift (birthday) 2007
Thomas, Valerie; ill. Korky Paul Happy birthday, Winnie! 2007
Torres, Leyla The kite festival 2004
Van Allsburg, Chris Probuditi! (birthday—Sophisticated Picture Book) 2007
Vander Zee, Ruth and Sneider, Marian; ill. Bill Farnsworth Eli remembers (Rosh Hashanah) 2007 (Sophisticated/Senior)
Vrombaut, An Dear Dragon 2005
Waddell, Martin; ill. Jason Cockroft Room for a little one (Christmas) 2004
Watts, Irene N.; ill. Kathryn E. Shoemaker A telling time (Purim) 2004
Wells, Rosemary Max counts his chickens (Easter) 2007
Willis, Jeanne; ill. Tony Ross Mayfly day (Celebration of a mayfly’s one day of life, told in haiku) 2006
Winter, Jeanette Nino’s mask (Mexican fiesta) 2003

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordless Picture Books

PICT, ARM Armstrong, Jennifer; ill. David Small Once upon a banana 2006

SPICT ARU Aruego, Jose; ill. Ariane Dewey The last laugh 2006

SPICT BAK Home 2004 (and several other titles by this ‘living collage’ illustrator)

SPICT BAN Banyai, Istvan Zoom 1995; Re-zoom; The other side 2005

PICT BAR Bartlett, T.C. ; ill. Monique Felix Tuba lessons 1997

SPICT BUR Burke, Tina Fly, little bird 2006

PICT COL Collington, Peter On Christmas Eve 1990

SPICT COL Collington, Peter A small miracle 1997

PICT DAY Day, Alexandra Follow Carl 1998

PICT DEM Dematons, Charlotte The yellow balloon 2004

PICT DEP DePaola, Tomie The hunter and the animals 1981; Sing, Pierrot, Sing : a picture book in mime 1983

SPICT FAL Faller, Regis The adventures of Polo 2006

PICT FLE Fleischman, Paul; ill. Kevin Hawkes City circus 2004

SPICT GEI Geisert, Arthur Lights out 2005

SPICT GLE Gleeson, Libby; ill. Armin Greder An ordinary day 2001

PICT GOO Goodale, Rebecca Island dog 1999

SPICT GUI Guiloppe, Antoine One scary night 2005

PICT JEN Jenkins, Steve Looking down 1995

SPICT LEH Lehman, Barbara Museum trip 2006
Rainstorm 2007
The red book 2004

PICT LIU Liu, Jae Soo; music by Dong Il Sheen Yellow umbrella (colours) (with accompanying audio CD) 2002

SPICT LUD Ludy, Mark The flower man 2005

PICT MCC McCully, Emily Arnold Four hungry kittens 2001

PICT POP Popov, Nikolai Why? 1996

SPICT ROG Rogers, Gregory The boy, the bear, the baron, the bard 2004; Midsummer knight 2006.

PICT SAR Sara Across town 1990

PICT SAS Sasaki, Isao Snow 1980

PICT SIS Sis, Peter Ocean world 1992

PICT STO Stower, Adam Slam! A tale of consequences 2005

PICT TAF Tafuri, Nancy Junglewalk 1988

SPICT TAN Tan, Shaun The arrival 2006

SPICT TRO Trondheim, Lewis Mr O 2004

SPICT TUR Turner, Sandy Silent night 2003

PICT WIE Wiesner, David Free fall 1988 (and several other quality older picture books)

SPICT WIE Wiesner, David Flotsam 2006

Monday, October 6, 2008

Re-cycling/Conservation Picture Books

PICT AAR Aaron, Moses; ill. David Mackintosh The duck catcher 2003

PICT ALB Albert, Richard E.; ill. Sylvia Long Alejandro’s gift 1994

PICT ASC Asch, Frank The earth and I 1994

PICT ATK Atkins, Jeannine; ill. Venantius J. Pinto Aani and the tree huggers 1995

PICT BAK Baker, Jeannie Home (neighbourhood reclamation--2004)
(Almost all this author’s collage-illustrated books deal with conservation/ecology)

PICT BAL Balderson, Margaret; ill. Janine Dawson Junkyard dogs 2003

SPICT BAS Base, Graeme The waterhole 2001; Uno’s garden 2006

FIC BEN Bennetts, Marlene J.; ill. Trish Bowles Skalaska’s new home (Christchurch estuary—godwits) 2004

PICT BES Best, Cari; ill. Christine Davenier Sally Jean, the bicycle queen 2006

PICT BRA Bradshaw, Gillian; ill. David Cox Shock Monday (benefits of walking to school-1999)

PICT BRE Brett, Jan The umbrella (rainforest animals) 2004

PICT BUR Burningham, John Oi! Get off our train 1989

PICT BUX Buxton, Jane; ill. Philip Webb The little penguin who wouldn’t eat his dinner (NZ-2006)

PICT CHE Cheng, Christopher; ill. Steven Woolman One child 2000

PICT CHE Cherry, Lynne The sea, the storm and the mangrove tangle 2004
PICT CLA Clark, Katie; ill. Amy Huntingdon Grandma drove the garbage truck 2006
PICT COL Cole, Henry On Meadowview Street 2007
PICT COO Coote, Maree The seacret of Driftus and Sprout 2005 (sea dragons)
PICT COV Coville, Bruce; ill. John Clapp The prince of butterflies 2002
PICT CRE Crew, Gary; ill. Craig Smith Arno the garbo (2001)
SPICT CRE Crew Gary; ill. Mark Wilson I saw nothing (2003);
I said nothing (2003); I did nothing (2004) (extinct/ endangered species)
PICT DAR Darroch, Bob The last tree on the island (NZ-2006)
PICT DAR Darroch, Bob The tree (NZ-2004)
PICT DAV Davey, Mike; ill. Bruce Potter The dawn (NZ-2007)
PICT DAV Davies, Nicola; ill. Michael Foreman White owl, barn owl 2007
PICT DED Dedieu, Thierry Hunting for fur : the adventures of Panda and Koala (1998)
PICT DEV Devlin, Erin; ill. Annie Jeannes As kuku slept (NZ-2006)
PICT DIC Dickinson, Trevor; ill. Emma Carlow Kitty Princess and the newspaper dress (2004)
PICT DUD Duder, Tessa; ill. Mark Wilson Carpet of dreams (2006)
PICT DUN Duncan, Tracy; ill. Jonathan Huntley The man who loved the sea (marine reserves, NZ--2004)
PICT ELB Elbling, Peter; ill. Sophy Williams Aria (rainforest-1994)
PICT END Endt Topzandt, Monique Lucky pateke (NZ-2006)
PICT FAR Farrelly, Peter; ill. Jamie Rama Abigale the happy whale (ocean pollution- 2006)
PICT FRO Fromental, Jean-Luc; ill. Joelle Jolivet 365 penguins (global warming; melting of the ice caps-2006)
PICT GAL Galbraith, Ben The three fishing brothers Gruff (overfishing--2006)
PICT GAR Garland, Sherry Summer sands (erosion, sand dune ecology--1995)
PICT GEO George, Jean Craighead; ill. Wendell Minor Luck : the story of a sandbill crane 2006
PICT GIL Gilderdale, Betty & Alan The little yellow digger saves the whale (NZ) 2001
PICT GOO Goodall, Jane; ill. Alan Marks Rickie and Henri : a true story 2004
PICT GRA Graves, Sue; ill. Richard Watson Jenny and the jumble sale 2005
PICT HIL Hill, Anthony; ill. Jane Tanner Lucy’s cat and the rainbow birds 2007
PICT HUT Hutchison, Jennifer; ill. Anne Hutchison Greg! The naughty takahe 2006
PICT JAM James, Simon Dear Greenpeace 2005 edition
PICT JEN Jennings, Paul; ill. Jane Tanner The fisherman and the theefyspray 1994
PICT JEN Jensen, Jo Pipit ; ill Adrienne Williams Pipit 1999
PICT KAN Kane, Glenda; ill. Lisa Allen Mangrove (NZ) 2007

PICT LAM Lam, Amy Panki in the land of the kiwi 2005

PICT LET Le Tord, Bijou Elephant moon 1993

PICT LEW Lewis, Carolyn; ill. Janet Hodgetts When the Jones kids came to town : a weedbusters adventure(NZ) 2006

PICT LOC Lockyer, John; ill. Dave Gunson My kiwi (NZ) 2005

PICT LOO Van Loon, Joan; ill. John Van Loon Mang the wild orang-utan 2007

PICT LUC Lucas, David Whale 2006

PICT MCP McPhail, David Water boy 2007

PICT MAR Martin, Bill Jr. and Michael Sampson; photographs by Dan Lipow
I love our earth 2006

PICT MIL Miles, Victoria; ill. Molly Bang Old Mother Bear 2007

PICT MIL Miller, David Refugees (collage pictures) 2003

PICT MOR Morrison, Yvonne; ill. Jenny Cooper Down in the forest (NZ) 2004

PICT MUR Murphy, Stuart J.; ill. Renee Andriani Earth Day—hooray! 2004
(non-fiction title shelved at 513 MUR)

PICT OLI Oliver, Narelle Home (habitat destruction) 2006

PICT ORA Oram, Hiawyn; ill. Vanessa Cabban When wishing comes true 2006

PICT PAR Parry, Taffy Tommy Tui’s journey 2007

PICT PEE Peet, Bill Farewell to Shady Glade (1966)

PICT PFI Pfister, Marcus Milo and the magical stones (2000 edition)

PICT POP Popov, Nikolai Why? 1996

PICT POP Poppenhager, Nicole; ill. Ivan Gantschev Snow leopards (endangered species) 2006

PICT POR Portis, Antoinette Not a box 2007

PICT POW Pow, Tom; ill. Robert Ingpen Who is the world for? 2000

PICT PRI Prior, Natalie Jane; ill. Cheryl Orsini Minnie Pearl and the undersea bazaar 2007

PICT REA Readman, Jo; ill. Honor Roberts George saves the world by lunchtime 2006

PICT REE Reece, James H. Lester and Clyde (1997)

PICT RID Riddell, Chris Wendel’s workshop (2007)

PICT SCH Schimmel, Schim Children of the earth…remember (1997)

PICT SEU Seuss, Dr The lorax (video also available)

PICT SIL Silverstein, Shel The giving tree (1964)

PICT SIB Sibley, Irena Greta the garbo (2002)

PICT SPI Spillman, David; ill. Mark Wilson Yellow-eye (2002)

PICT STA Stanley, Elizabeth Tyger! Tyger! (2007)

PICT SUZ Suzuki, David and Ellis, Sarah; ill. Sheena Lott Salmon forest (2003)

SPICT TAU Tauss, Marc Superhero (2005)
Maleek and his robot Marvyn travel to the past to find trees and plants to restore the city that tall buildings have taken over. Contains black and white photo illustrations featuring the New York skyline

PICT VAN Van de Weert, Renee Hapimarika; ill. Anton Petrov The last whale (2001) Also available in Te Reo Maori

PICT WAL Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth Recycle everyday! (2003)

PICT WHI Whillis Sharon; ill. Bob Darroch To the dump (NZ) 2001

PICT WIL Willis, Jeanne; ill. Tony Ross Shhh! (noise pollution) 2004

PICT WIL Wilson, Mark The last tree 2007

Friday, October 3, 2008

Picture Books About Spring

Brown, Craig In the spring

Miller, Moira; ill. Ian Deuchar The search for spring

Emberley, Michael Welcome back spring

Gliori, Debi Flora’s flowers

Hunter, Anne Possum and the peeper

Krensky, Stephen Lionel in the spring

Kroll, Virginia L. Naomi knows it’s springtime

Manushskin, Fran; ill. Holly Berry How mama brought the spring 2008

Peters, Lisa Westberg Cold little duck, duck, duck

Schnur, Steven Spring thaw

Segal, John Carrot soup 2006

Wells, Rosemary Forest of dreams

Zagwyn, Deborah Turney Turtle spring 1997

Also junior fiction titles :

Nabb, Magdalen Josie Smith in spring

Stevenson, James Mud Flat spring

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kiwiana Picture Books

PICT BAC Bacon, Ron; ill. Sharon O’Callaghan Hemi dances 2007 (orig. 1985)

SPICT BAL Ball, Murray Fred the (quite) brave mouse 2003

PICT CAM Campbell, Helen; ill. James Paton What is a Southlander? 1999; More about Southlanders 2001

PICT CHA Chapman, Pam; ill. Angela Connell Shrek the sheep : based on a true story 2005

PICT DAR Darroch, Ruth; ill. Bob Darroch Mrs Parata’s problem pets 2007

PICT DAV Davey, Lucy; ill. Lorenzo van der Lingen Mr Mayor’s pavlova palaver (2008)

PICT DAV Davey, Mike; ill. Bruce Potter The dawn 2007

PICT DEA Dear, Lynley; ill. Shaun Yeo Henry the southern man tuatara

PICT DRE Drewery, Melanie Matariki 2003; Tahi one lucky kiwi 2007, and several other kiwiana picture books

PICT FAR Farrer, Maria; ill. Deborah Hinde Santa’s kiwi holiday 2005

PICT GUN Gunther, Richard Where’s Kiwi Kevin? 2003; Where’s Kiwi Kevin now ? (great Kiwi events) 2004

PICT HUR Hurst, Christine; ill. Raymond McGrath The boy who bounced around Aotearoa New Zealand 2007

PICT IHA Ihaka, Kingi M.; ill. Dick Frizzell A pukeko in a ponga tree 1981

PICT JAH Jahri Jah Jah 123’s for Kiwis 2006

PICT JAH Jahri Jah Jah ABC’s for Kiwis 2006
(both these titles are also available in te reo, with English translations alongside the Maori)

PICT MAR Marshall, Janet K is for kiwi : a New Zealand ABC 2005

PICT MAR Martin, Janet; ill. Ivar Treskon Kiri the kereru 2007

PICT MIL Millett, Peter; ill. Lamia Aziz The Anzac biscuit man and other classic tales 2007

PICT MOR Morris, Sandra One lonely kakapo : a counting book 1991; Godwit’s journey 2002

PICT MOR Morrison, Yvonne; ill. Deborah Hinde A kiwi Night before Christmas (with CD) 2003; A kiwi Jingle Bells (with CD) 2006; ill. Jenny Cooper Down in the forest 2004

PICT NOR Norrie, S.W.; ill. Ross Kinnaird One chocolate fish : a New Zealand counting book 2002

PICT ORA Orams, LeAnne; ill. Lamia Aziz Can I play? 2007

PICT PAL Palmer, Rebekah; ill. Daniel Falconer and Chris Guise (from Weta Workshop) Champ the chopper 2007

PICT PAL Palmer, Stanley To the harbour 2007

PICT PAR Parker, John; ill. Jeffrey Parker Amanda the amazing merino 1990; ill. Linda McClelland Pavlova and presents 1996

PICT PAR Parry, Taffy Tommy Tui’s journey 2007

PICT PUL Pullar, Noeline; ill. Lesley Faulks, Lesley; with students of Tarras School Further adventures of Shrek, New Zealand’s celebrity sheep 2007

PICT REI Reisfeld, Bert (adapted by Jamie Lawrence); ill. Mark Russell Flick the little fire engine 2007

PICT RIL Riley, Kim; ill. Deb Hinde Cow power 2004

PICT SAL Salmon, Michael The great New Zealand moa hunt 2007

PICT SHR Shrek the famous hermit sheep of Tarras (by the students of Tarras School; ill. Jenny Chisholm) 2004

PICT SUT Sutton, Sally; ill. Scott Pearson A is for All Black 2006; ill. Dave Gunson Crazy kiwi tops and tails : mix and match—hours of fun 2006

PICT SWA Swadling, Irene; ill. Peter Campbell New legends of Aotearoa : New Zealand birds 2006

PICT TUR Turner, Gwenda—New Zealand ABC; New Zealand 123; and other books by this author

PICT UNC Uncle Anzac Kapai’s new mates and other stories (omnibus version containing three Kapai stories) 2007; Kapai goal shoot 2007

PICT WHI Whillis, Sharon; ill. John Bennett The Boxing Day test 2002

PICT WRI Wrinkly Merino’s Glenorchy adventure (written by the children of Glenorchy School; ill. David Henshaw and the children of Glenorchy School) 2002

Early New Zealand Picture Books

Bacon, R.L.; ill. Para Matchitt Rua and the sea people (1983)

Beals, Graeme; ill. Kirsty McLean Polly and her New Zealand farming family: 1910 (2005)
[see also the non-fiction worksheet/picture collection Kate and her New Zealand farming family 1910, shelved at 306.852 JAM]

Beck, Jennifer; ill. Lindy Fisher Stefania’s dancing slippers (Polish immigration to New Zealand, WW2) 2007

Bishop, Graham The house that Jack built (1999)

Butler, Dorothy Come back Ginger (1987); By jingo! a tale of old New Zealand (1992); Davy’s ducks (2006); Seadog 2007

Campbell, Gordon; ill. Zak Waipara Horeta and the waka (2007)

Cartwright, Pauline; ill. Caroline Campbell A war far away (1990)

Henkel, Virginia; ill. Bruce Luxford Letters from the past (NZ) 1989

McMillan, Dawn; ill. Raymond McGrath Glasseye creek (West Coast goldrush—2008)

Meharry, Dot; ill. Spike Wademan The way it was (Ready to read—2004)

*Morrison, Yvonne; ill. Fifi Colston Waka Wairua : the spirit waka (2005)

*Newson, Natalie; ill. Natalie Newson and Marylyn Simpkins Tarawera’s Pink Terrace children (2003) *[Both deal with Tarawera eruption]

Noonan, Diana; ill. Lyn Kriegler Kangaroo Bill and the forest behind the bay : a story of old New Zealand (1994)

Rowe, Rosamund; ill. Linda McClelland Isabel’s upside-down day ( 2000) [Hawkes Bay earthquake, 1931]

Friday, September 26, 2008


Cinderella Variants held by Christchurch Service Centre, National Library of New Zealand,
Cinderella has been with us in written form for more than a thousand years. Her story is first recorded as Yeh-Shien in ninth century China, but the basic ‘Poor girl (or boy) makes good’ theme is as old as time itself. French folklorist Charles Perrault’s 1697 publication brought the story the widespread European popularity it continues to have today, and provided the heroine with her definitive name—the French Cendrillon became Cinderella in English. Perrault added other touches of his own to the story, including the captivating ‘glass slipper’--once thought to have been a mistranslation of the French ‘vair’ (fur) as ‘verre’ (glass). This explanation has now been discredited; Perrault apparently used the image simply because he liked it, and the intriguing idea of a slipper made of glass is perhaps the single element that has given his Cinderella the edge over the more ethnic version later recorded by the Grimm Brothers. (The 1950 Walt Disney film makes wonderful use of elements from both versions). Perrault also made Cinderella a great deal more passive than the capable, enterprising figure she was in the original Oriental tale, and this helplessness remained a feature of Cinders’ character until feminist versions began appearing the the 1970s. Over the last three centuries the story has continued to grow and adapt to fit the changing times, appearing in forms as diverse as Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’ and the 1990 film ‘Pretty Woman.’ Even our own Maui has some touches of Cinderella, shown most vividly in the graphic novel Legends of the outcast (Slane and Sullivan, 1996)
Note on Dewey numbers: Cinderella can be found anywhere in the 398 section of a library using the Dewey Decimal System. Probably the highest concentration is in the 398.20944 area (French folklore/mythology), but the universality of the theme takes her everywhere in the world

398 PER CinderellaRe-told by Paul Galdone. Traditional version, with delicately- coloured, flowing illustrations by the author. Cinderella goes to a ball on two successive nights, the Slipper Incident happening on the second (1978)

398.2 DEL CinderellaRe-told by David Delamere. Dramatic panoramic paintings by the author make this version, set in a slightly sinister 16th century Venice, one of the most visually striking in our collection [1993]

398.2 FLE Glass slipper, gold sandal : a worldwide CinderellaFleischman, Paul; ill. Julie Paschkis (2007)‘The author draws from a variety of folk traditions to put together this version of Cinderella, including elements from Mexico, Iran, Korea, Russia, Appalachia, and more.’

398.2 GER CinderellaRe-told by Adele Geras; ill. Gwen Tourret (1996)

398.2 HOO Moss GownThis traditional story from the American Deep South interestingly combines elements of both Cinderella and King Lear. William H. Hooks and artist Donald Carrick combine to present a haunted tale of witch-ridden swamps, Spanish moss, and pillared mansions, where Moss Gown/ Cinderella goes to the ball three times without losing a single slipper. She still gets the traditional happy ending though, this time with Young Master (1987)

398.2 KAR Cinderella (Ill. James Marshall)Marshall’s quirkily good-humoured illustrations blend perfectly with Barbara Karlin’s everyday language re-telling (1989)

398.2 PER CinderellaTranslated and ill. Diane Goode (1988)

398.208995942 COB Jouanah, a Hmong CinderellaAdapted by Jewell Reinhart Coburn with Tzexa Cherta Lee; ill. Anne Sibley O’Brien. This version from the Hmong people of Thailand gives Cinders a name that translates as ‘young orphan.’ As in many tellings of the story, including the Grimm Brothers’ version, there is no Fairy Godmother as such. Instead the spirit of Cinderella/ Jouanah’s real (but dead) mother uses the medium of enchanted birds or animals—in this case a cow—to talk to her and help her (1995)

398.20932 CLI The Egyptian CinderellaRe-told by Shirley Climo; ill. Ruth Heller. Cinderella in the land of the Pharaohs in Climo’s re-vamping of an ancient legend that mixes fact and fable (1989)

398.20932 PIR The golden slipper : an ancient Egyptian fairytale; and also CinderellaText by Saviour Pirotta; ill. Alan Marks. This edition combines the Egyptian version and Perrault’s interpretation in one volume, as part of the Once Upon a World series. The focus of this useful junior/primary level series is the pairing of well-known English language fairytales with similar stories from other cultures (2004)

398.209415 DAL Fair, Brown & Trembling : an Irish Cinderella storyRe-told and ill. Jude Daly. Traditional Irish tale loosely follows the Grimms’ version rather than Perrault’s. The title refers to the rather strange names of three sisters, of whom the youngest, Trembling, is the Cinderella figure. She pays three well-dressed visits to Mass, rather than to a ball, and several princes brawl over her hand in an interesting divergence from the usual story. However, she does lose and reclaim her slipper; and her decidedly plain older sisters are harshly punished for their unkindness (2000)

398.20941502 CLI The Irish CinderladText by Shirley Climo; ill. Loretta Krupinski . Unlike the previous Irish adaptation, this one changes Cinderella’s gender. Many cultures feature a ‘Cinderlad’, and these stories usually include elements of dragonslaying or similar deeds of daring ( Even Babette Cole’s fractured fairytale ‘Prince Cinders’ follows this line….sort of!) (1996)

398.20944 FRE CinderellaRe-told and ill. Fiona French (1988)

398.20944 MCC CinderellaRe-told and ill. Barbara McClintock. Perhaps best-known for her water-colour and sepia ink illustrations to Jim Aylesworth’s traditional fairy-tale re-tellings, McClintock has done the whole thing herself in this beautifully produced 2005 version. Inspired by a trip to Paris, she has based the royal palace on Versailles, and has dressed her characters lavishly in the Louis XIV styles of Perrault’s original. Unlike the similarly-clothed Craft Cinderella (see below) this version follows Perrault exactly—Cinders visits the ball once only, and forgives her mean sisters to the extent of arranging good marriages for them… though not, of course, as good as her own (2005)

398.20944 PER Cinderella : a creative tale…. (Ill. Roberto Innocenti)Innocenti’s setting is 1920s London. Interestingly, his stylish ‘flapper’ illustrations blend perfectly with a text virtually unchanged from Perrault’s 17th century original—a tribute to the enduring nature of the story (2000)

398.20944 PER CinderellaIll. Susan Jeffers. Established fairy tale illustrator Jeffers has embellished Amy Ehrlich’s 1985 text with elegant watercolour images (2004)

398.20944 PER Cinderella (Ill. Arthur Rackham)Re-told by C.S. Evans. The incomparably romantic Rackham illustrations highlight this lengthy (110p) version of the full Grimm-- multiple ball visits, dreadful punishments inflicted on the Ugly Sisters, etc. (1972)

398. 20944 ROB Cinderella : an art deco love story.Re-told by Lynn Roberts; ill. David Roberts. Simple text, extremely striking Art Deco illustrations ( see also Cinderella : a creative tale). Cinders uses a leek instead of a pumpkin to provide her transport. Originally known as Greta, she chooses to keep the nickname that has been bestowed on her…. [2001]

398.20944 RYL Walt Disney’s Cinderella, retold by Cynthia Rylant; pictures by Mary Blair. Strong emphasis on the search for Love (always spelt with a capital letter here) in this elegant version illustrated by Mary Blair (1911-1978) , who painted the original pictures for Walt Disney’s animated film, as well as for Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and many other Disney classics. (2007)

398.20944 WAD Cinderella
Re-told by Barrie Wade; ill. Julie Marks. Simplified version for beginning readers (2003)

398. 2094402 CIN Cinderella (ill. K.V. Craft)Lavishly illustrated, with characters wearing the elaborate court dress of Perrault’s early eighteenth century France, still the most traditional style for European Cinderellas. Follows mainly his version , but has some elements of the Grimm Brothers’ Aschenputtel (Ashputtle), in that a small bird rather than a Fairy Godmother helps Cinderella make it to the Ball—twice in this version (2000)

398.209567 HIC The golden sandal : a middle eastern Cinderella story Re-told by Rebecca Hickox; ill. Will Hillenbrand. This Iraqi tale overlaps with another traditional story The magic fish, more common in versions from Indo-China (1998)

398.209596 COB Angkat : the Cambodian Cinderella Re-told by Jewell Reinhart Coburn; ill. Eddie Flotte.A Cambodian version of the story, in which a poor girl marries a prince, is killed by her jealous stepfamily ( Oriental Cinderellas typically suffer a worse fate than mere bullying…) and, because of her virtue, is enabled to return from death to become queen. The Magic Fish motif again features here, as in the Vietnamese version below. The fact that the story was found by Dr Coburn in an 18th century French essay while researching Khmer culture and folklore hints at a possible route for Cinderella to have found her way from this former French colony to Perrault in Paris, and thence to world-wide fame (1996)

398.209597 CLA In the land of small dragon Told by Dang Manh Kha to Ann Nolan Clark; ill. Tony Chen. Both Magic Fish AND Fairy Godmother are needed to help Cam overcome the scheming of her evil stepmother and her lazy stepsister Tam. ( Tam and Cam’s story is told more fully in the collection The brocaded slipper and other Vietnamese tales re-told by Lynette Dyer Vuong (Reading, Mass.; Addison-Wesley, 1984) 398.2109597 VUO) (1979)

398.2097 JOH Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella Johnston, Tony; ill. James Warhola. ‘And her foot fit the clog like a seed in a pod.’ Sums up the distinctly ‘fractured fairytale’ tone of this cheerful North American take on the story, which carries a strong conservation message (1998)

398.20972982 SAN Cendrillon : a Caribbean Cinderella Text by Robert D. San Souci; ill. Brian Pinkney. Set in Martinique, the original Creole French traditional version has been expanded by San Souci to incorporate elements of West Indian culture and costume. Contains an interesting glossary of French Creole words and phrases (1998)

398. 20974 COM Ashpet : an Appalachian tale Re-told by Joanne Compton, ill. Kenn Compton. One of the rare English language versions that takes its title from the Grimm Brothers’ Aschenputtel, rather than Perrault’s Cendrillon. Set in the Appalachian Mountains of North America in the twentieth century, this is one of several versions in which the Cinders character is a servant, rather than any family connection to the unpleasant people with whom she lives. The Prince is here the son of the local doctor, the palace ball is a prayer meeting (see also Fair, Brown and Trembling), but all the essential elements of the story are retained (1994)

398.209789 POL The turkey girl : a Zuni Cinderella story Retold by Penny Pollock; ill. Ed Young. No happy ending here for a thoughtless Cinders who neglects her duty to her animal helpers. As in most Native American traditional tales, the conservation/ecology message is strong—Cinderella’s party clothes are re-cycled! (1996)

398.210942 GRE Tattercoats Re-told by Margaret Greaves; ill. Margaret Chamberlain. Combines Cinderella elements with a sanitised British version of the very dark tale known by Perrault as Donkeyskin (1990)

398.210976889 SCH Smoky Mountain Rose : an Appalachian CinderellaText (all in dialect) by Alan Schroeder; ill. Brad Sneed. Another Cinders from Appalachia but, unlike Ashpet (see above) this one follows the Perrault tradition (1997)

Cecily Fisher. Updated 26/09/08

Fractured Fairytale versions of Cinderella—a selective list (because these keep some elements of the original story but build on them extensively with the author’s creative imagination, they are generally classified as fiction)

Picture Books:
PICT ALL Allan, Nicholas Cinderella’s bum
PICT BAT Bateson Hill, Margaret; ill. Karin Littlewood Chanda and the mirror of moonlight (a version from India)
PICT COL Cole, Babette Prince Cinders (also available on video)
PICT DIC Dickinson, Trevor; ill. Emma Carlow Kitty Princess and the newspaper dress (2004)PICT DON Donaldson, Julia; ill. Liz Pichon Spinderella (early reader)
SPICT ELL Ellwand, David; ill. Christine Tagg Cinderlily : a floral fairy tale
PICT HUG Hughes, Shirley Ella’s big chance : a fairytale retold
PICT JUN Jungman, Ann; ill. Russell Ayto Cinderella and the hot air balloon (1992/2007)
PICT KET Ketteman, Helen Bubba the cowboy prince : a fractured Texas tale
PICT MED Meddaugh, Susan Cinderella’s rat
PICT MIT Mitchell, Marianne Joe Cinders
PICT PER Perlman, Janet Cinderella Penguin, or the little glass flipper
PICT THO Thomas, Joyce Carol The gospel Cinderella

Fiction titles:
FIC ANH Anholt, Laurence Cinderboy
FIC LEV Levine, Gail Carson Ella enchanted
FIC NAP Napoli, Donna Jo Bound

As with the versions held in the 398 subject area, there are many more of these stories to be found as part of collected works—Roald Dahl deserves particular mention for the way he treats the poor girl in his Revolting rhymes (827 DAH)! I have concentrated here on individual titles held by the Christchurch Service Centre of the National Library.

Some useful websites:

Cecily Fisher updated 26/09/08

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Children from other Cultures

Aiono-Josefa, Sarona; ill. Bruce Potter. The pipi swing (Samoan family in New Zealand) 2007

Alalou, Elizabeth and Ali; ill. Julie Klear Essakalli .The butter man (Morocco) 2008

Alexander, Lloyd; ill. Trina Schart Hyman. The fortune-tellers (Cameroon, West Africa) 1992

Alexander, Sue; ill. Geirges Lemoine. Leila (Bedouin) 1986

Ashley, Bernard; ill. Derek Brazell. Cleversticks (Chinese in Britain) 1991

Bateson Hill, Margaret; ill. Karin Littlewood. Chanda and the mirror of moonlight (India) 2003

Beake, Lesley; ill. Karin Littlewood. Home now (Africa) 2007

Bercaw, Edna Coe. Halmoni’s day (Korea—1950s) 2000

Brett, Jan. Daisy comes home (China) 2002

Bridges, Shirin Yim; ill. Sophie Blackall. Ruby’s wish (China) 2002

Bunting, Eve; ill. Chris Soentpiet. Jin Woo (Korean American) 2001

Cheng, Andrea; ill Ange Zhang. Grandfather counts (Chinese American) 2000

Cherry, Lynne and Mark J. Plotkin. The shaman’s apprentice : a tale of the Amazon rain forest

Chinn, Karen; ill. Cornelius Van Wright and Ying- Hwa Hu. Sam and the lucky money (China) 1995

Choi, Yangsook. Peach heaven (Korea) 2005

Conway, David. Lila and the secret of rain (Kenya) 2007

Coste, Marion; ill. Yong Chen. Finding Joy (China) 2006

Cumberbatch, Judy; ill. Ken Wilson-Max Can you hear the sea? (West Africa) 2006

Cummings, Mary; ill. Lin Wang Three names of me (China) 2006

Cunnane, Kelly; ill. Ana Juan For you are a Kenyan child 2005

Daly, Niki Pretty Salma (Ghana) 2006

Donaldson, Julia; ill. Joel Stewart The magic paintbrush (China) 2003

Dunstan, Kylie Collecting colour (Australian aboriginal culture) 2008

Foreman, Michael Mia’s story : a sketchbook of hopes and dreams (Colombia) 2006

George, Jean Craighead; ill. Ted Rand Nutik, the wolf pup (Inuit) 2001

Grossman, Patricia; ill. Enrique O. Sanchez Saturday market (Mexico) 1994

Hagbrink, Bodil The children from Tibet : the story of a family from the remotest land on earth 1990

Hall, Bruce Edward; ill. William Low Henry and the kite dragon (Chinese American) 2004

Hanson, Regina; ill. Harvey Stevenson The tangerine tree (Jamaica) 1995

Hedderwick, Mairi Katie Morag and the dancing class (Scotland—Hebrides) 2007

Ho, Minfong; ill. Holly Meade Peek! A Thai hide-and-seek 2004

Hoffman, Mary; ill. Karin Littlewood The colour of home (Somalia) 2002

Hughes, Monica; ill. Luis Garay A handful of seeds (Mexico) 1993

Isadora, Rachel At the crossroads (apartheid- era South Africa) 1991; A South African night 1998

Joosse, Barbara M.; ill. Giselle Potter Ghost wings (Mexico) 2001

Jungman, Ann; ill.Shelley Fowles The most magnificent mosque (Islamic Spain) 2004

Kessler, Cristina; ill. Walter Lyon Krudop My great-grandmother’s gourd (Sudan) 2000

Kitamura, Satoshi Stone Age boy 2007

Klaassen, Sandra Uan the little lamb (Scotland--Hebrides) 2005

Krishnaswami, Uma; ill. Soumya Sitaraman Chachaji’s cup 2003;
ill. Jamel Akib Monsoon 2003; Bringing Asha home 2006 (India)

Lee, Huy Voun At the beach (China—includes Chinese characters) 1994

Lee-Tai, Amy; ill. Felicia Hoshino A place where sunflowers grow (Japanese American—includes Japanese characters) 2006

Lewin, Ted The storytellers (Morocco) 1998

Li, Cunxin; ill. Anne Spudvilas The peasant prince (the true story of Mao’s last dancer—China) 2007

Lipp, Frederick; ill. Jason Gaillard Running shoes (Cambodia) 2006

Lynch, David et al Armando and the blue tarp school (Mexico) 2007

Lo, Ginnie; ill. Beth Lo Mahjong all day long (China—includes Chinese characters) 2005

Long, Don; ill. Vivienne Lingard The lacquered box (Vietnamese New Zealand) 2004

Look, Lenore; ill. Yumi Heo Henry’s first-moon birthday (Chinese American) 2001

Louis, Catherine Liu and the bird : a journey in Chinese calligraphy 2006

McCourt, Frank; ill. Raul Colon Angela and the Baby Jesus (Ireland) 2007

Manos, Helen; ill. Max Maxfield Lucky baby yak (Tibet) 2007

Manushkin, Fran; ill. Holly Berry How Mama brought the spring (Belarus) 2008

Marin, Gabiann; ill. Jacqui Grantford A true person (unspecified nationality—refugee immigrant to Australia) 2007

McMillan, Bruce; ill. Gunnella How the ladies stopped the wind (Iceland) 2007

Nash, Deborah Made in China 2004

Norrington, Leonie; ill. Dee Huxley You and me : our place (Australian Aboriginal) 2008

Ormerod, Jan Water witcher (Australia) 2006

Ravishankar, Anushka; ill. Emanuele Scanziani To market! To market! (India) 2007

Recorvitis, Helen; ill. Gabi Swiatkowska My name is Yoon (Korean American) 2003

Russell, Barbara Timberlake; ill. Claire B. Cotts The remembering stone (Costa Rica) 2004

Schur, Maxine Rose; ill. Brian Pinkney Day of delight : a Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia 1994

Sellier, Marie; ill. Catherine Louis; Chinese characters by Wang Fei The legend of the Chinese dragon 2007

Shea, Pegi Deitz; ill. Leane Morin The carpet boy’s gift (Pakistan) 2003

Stanton, Karen; ill. Rene King Moreno Papi’s gift (Mexico) 2007

Stock, Catherine Where are you going Manyoni? (Zimbabwe) 1993

Suzuki, David and Ellis, Sarah; ill. Sheena Lott Salmon forest (Canada) 2003

Thong, Roseanne; ill. Yangsook Choi Gai See : what you can see in Chinatown 2007

Trottier, Maxine; ill. Al Van Mil The tiny kite of Eddie Wing (China) 1996

Uegaki, Chieri; ill. Stephane Jorisch Suki’s kimono 2003

Vander Zee, Ruth and Sneider, Marian; ill. Bill Farnsworth Eli remembers
(Lithuanian Jewish—Sophisticated Picture Book, senior content) 2007

Villanueva, Marie; ill. Ria Unson Nene and the horrible math monster (Filippina American) 1993

Vyner, Tim World team (many different cultures) 2001

Williams, Karen Lynn and Mohammed, Khadra; ill. Doug Chayka Four feet, two sandals (Afghanistan; Pakistani refugee camp) 2007

Williams, Laura E.; ill. Eujin Kim Neilan The best winds (Korea) 2006

Williams, Mary; ill. R. Gregory Christie Brothers in hope : the story of the lost boys of Sudan (Sophisticated Picture Book) 2005

Winter, Jeanette Angelina’s island (Jamaica) 2007

Yaroshevskaya, Kim; ill. Luc Melanson Little Kim’s doll (1930s USSR) 1999

Yi, Hu Yong Good morning China 2007

Young, Ed I, Doko : the tale of a basket (Nepal) 2004;
My mei mei (China- adoption) 2006

Ziefert, Harriet; ill. Santiago Cohen Home for Navidad (Mexico) 2003

Cecily Fisher (updated 18-10-07)

Full bibliographic details of these books are available from the National Library’s online catalogue at