The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.

Just a Dream

Just a Dream

When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.

Queen of the Falls

Queen of the Falls

Recounts how, at the turn of the nineteenth century, retired charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor planned and executed her daring feat to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, earning her the name "Queen of the Falls."

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story.

Bad Day at Riverbend

Bad Day at Riverbend

When Sheriff Hardy investigates the source of a brilliant light and shiny slime afflicting Riverbend, he finds that the village is becoming part of a child's coloring book streaked with greasy crayons.

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition

Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.

The Stranger

The Stranger

The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost? "The author-illustrator has woven a thread of fantasy in and around his realistic illustrations to give the reader, once again, a story that stays in the imagination." -- Horn Book