Manchester, Connecticut

Classics

Picture Books (JJ)
 
  • Allard, Hary. Miss Nelson is Missing.(JJRT Marshall)
    • The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
  •  Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline. (Favorites JJ Bemelmans)
    • Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl's trip to the hospital is as appealing today as it was in 1940. The combination of spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text makes "Madeline" a perennial favorite with children of all ages.
  • Freeman, Don. Corduroy. (JJ Freeman)
    • A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.
  • Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon. (Make Believe JJ Johnson)
    • An ingenious and original picture story in which a small boy out for a walk--happily with crayon in hand--and draws himself some wonderful adventures.
  • Keats, Ezra Jack. The Snowy Day. (JJ Keats)
    • A little boy celebrates the new snow in the city with a day of humble adventures--experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day.
  • Lamarche, Jim. The Elves and the Shoemaker. (JJ Grimm)
    • The story of a poor shoemaker who becomes wealthy with the help of two small elves.
  • McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings. (JJ McCloskey)
    • Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.
  • McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries for Sal. (JJ McCloskey)
    • Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
  • Piper, Watty. The little engine that could. (JJ Piper)
    • Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.
  • Waber, Bernard. Lyle Lyle Crocodile.
    • Lyle the Crocodile is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.


Beginning Readers (JJE)

  • Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother? (JJE Eastman)
    • A baby bird has a number of adventures while looking for its mother after falling out of its nest.
  • Dick and Jane Books (JJE Dick and Jane)
    • The classic stories of Dick and Jane, along with Sally and Spot, that generations of American children used to learn to read.
  • Eastman, P.D. Go Dog Go! (JJE Eastman)
    • Many kinds of dogs in a variety of fun-filled activities.
  • Minarik, Else Holmelund. Little Bear. (JJ E Minarik)
    • Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.
  • Seuss, Dr. Cat in the Hat. (JJE Seuss)
    • Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.
  • Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham. (JJE Seuss)
    • In this rhyming story Sam tries to convince his friend to try green eggs and ham.


Junior Fiction (J)

  • Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women. (J Alcott)
    • Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
  • Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen. (J 398.21 Anderson)
    • Presents nine of Andersen's well-known tales: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale, and The Little Mermaid.
  • Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan. (J Barrie)
    • Tells the story of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up, and his adventures with Wendy, John and Michael in Neverland
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Secret Garden. (J Burnett)
    • Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
  • Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (J Carroll)
    • A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world inhabited by all sorts of unusual characters.
  • Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe. (J Defoe)
    • The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a small isolated island where, using wit and industry, he manages to build a new life.
  • Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. (J Dickens)
    • A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
  • Eager, Edward. Half Magic. (J Eager)
    • Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.
  • Grahame, Kenneth. Wind in the Willows. (J Grahame)
    • The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
  • Knight, Eric. Lassie Come Home. (J Knight)
    • After being sold to a wealthy duke living in the far north of Scotland, a collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey to Yorkshire in order to be reunited with her former master, the son of a poor farmer.
  • Milne, A.A. Winnie-the- Pooh. (J Milne)
    • The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.
  • Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gabels. (J Montgomery)
    • Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
  • Norton, Mary. The Borrowers. (J Norton)
    • Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
  • Rawlings, Marjorie. The Yearling. (J Rawlings)
    • A young boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has lovingly raised as a pet.
  • Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square. (J Selden)
    • The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat
  • Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty. (J Sewell)
    • A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.
  • Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins. (J Travers)
    • The wind brings two English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.
  • Twain, Mark. Adventures of Tom Sawyer. (JCD Book Twain)
    • The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century.
  • White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. (J White)
    • Wilbur the pig is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
  • Wyss, Johann David. Swiss Family Robinson. (J Wyss)
    • Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life.