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Little Wu wanted to show his mother that he thought her the most beautiful mother in the world and he decided that the way to do that would be to buy her a piece of jewelry. When he finally had enough money, most of it gained from the sale of watermelons he had painstakingly raised, he realized that jewelry was not what she wanted most, but for the family to be able to buy a small field of their own. Maybe George MacDonald? These are collection of fairytales which have many stories about the wind.

I have two books with this same title but they have completely different stories. One is a small hardback 6 inches or so. My sister had this book. Could the title be "Let's Find Charlie. I definitely remember this book--it was all in very bright primary colours, and I especially remember opening the "refrigerator" flap and all the food inside I think you could even open the freezer!

It was all very blocky and cartoonish. I remember it as being hardback, probably yellow, horizontal. I'm so sorry I can't remember the name of the author; it was a great book. Random House. I adored that book. Lois Morton , Let's Find Charlie. I found this old children's book. A little girl looks for her mouse. Lift the flaps of doors, cabinets, etc. Charlie ends up in her dollhouse fast asleep. It took me a long time to find this book, but it was definitely worth it!

W20 I just bought a copy of The Wednesday witch. The witch's name is Hilda, and the cat's name is Cinders and they all appear to fly thru the sky on a vacuum cleaner W20 witch and cat series: Barbara Sleigh's Carbonel series was published by Puffin and includes - Carbonel Puffin , Carbonel's Kingdom Puffin , Carbonel and Calidor Kestrel , that I know of. The children are John and Rosemary. Jill Murphy, The Worst Witch, This sounds like it could be the Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy but the first in the series was written in There are 4 books in all and the little witch was called Mildred.

Her cat was Tabby. The books are still available in the UK published by Puffin. Patricia Coombs, Doorie the Witch series , ss. Sounds like the Doorie the Witch books to me. Doorie was a little girl witch yes she had a cat: Jinx, I think it was. She was always getting into some kind of mischief, but always ended up saving the day. Loved these books as a little girl!

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I hope this helps :. The Good American Witch by Peggy Bacon Watts, includes stories told by the children's Uncle Robert about the 'good American witch', one story involving Susan who wanted her black hair changed to gold, another about Rufus who wanted his poodle to talk. Perhaps this was one of these stories, anthologised or read separately? It is the Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy. It's in a historical series for children, but no information on whether it is narrated by Tell's son. There are scenes of some violence though I don't remember a rabbit being killed, shipwrecks feature I think and the ending is certainly very sad.

It was published in the s, reprinted several times. It's about a small boy who falls off a train in the Northern woods and is found by Indians who take care of him - he is eventually returned to his parents. It's been years since I read it, but I think there was a sequence where he wanders lost in the snow, perhaps before being found by the Indians. Although he doesn't die, the ending is sad, since he's almost forgotten his parents, and will in turn forget his Indian 'family'. Found and adopted by Crow Indians, he grows up knowing only the Indians' wandering restless life.

No idea of the plot, but she also wrote American historical fiction and tales of other lands for children. His only possession is a medal of St. Anthony, left to him by his dying mother.


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He encounters another wanderer, a pregnant woman, and shelters her in a shack by a frozen lake during a fierce snowstorm. The blizzard he regards as a friend-it shields him from the marauding soldiers but racks his frail body. Fearless of the hostile forces of nature, he responds heroically to the demands of the woman's plight and his own desperate situation while dreaming of a life of freedom on the high seas. Cypher in the Snow. This comment reminded me strongly of a movie called "Cypher in the Snow" that I watched in a religion class when I was young - it was about a young boy who was ignored by everyone, had no friends, and finally dropped dead in the snow at the end!

Maybe a connection? Gregory Marton , The boy and his friend the blizzard, The boy and his friend the blizzard is most probably the book your after. I read it this year and lent it to a friend. I absolutely loved it. The boy makes friends with a rabbit and, like the blizzard, kills the boy he kills the rabbit. The illustrations in the book are monotone of various colors throughout.

There's a book in the Easy Reader series, When I Grow Up , by Jean Bethell , illustrated by Ruth Wood , published Wonder Books , with a little girl imagining growing up to be a nurse, cowgirl, stewardess or ballerina. The cover is light orange and shows a red-headed girl in a green plaid dress with her back to us, looking into an oval mirror where her future selves wave their arms in an excited fashion.

The boy's version same title was published a few years earlier ? I don't know any Dare Wright book with Prayer in the title. W51 wright, dare: Is the poster absolutely certain that this is a Dare Wright book? A realistic, unsentimental picture on each page makes the meaning of the phrases more clear to little children, closer to daily life. New photographs and a beautiful four-color jacket. Ages 2 and up. Had he seen a light out there in the marsh? He stared into the blackness until his eyes shifted in their sockets.

There it came. The light winked again, and yet again. With a thrill of relief Dan realized that it was flashing a signal. No will-'o-the-wisp would be sending the Morse code! Dan's mother, though, is dead before the story starts, and I would guess this is not the one you're after. I've just been waiting for someone to ask about Mystery of the Witches' Bridge , as it is one of my alltime favorites! W52 I don't have the answer, but just a hint that might help the search. The spelling is usually will-o-the-wisp or will o' the wisp. Maybe one of the Willo the Wisp series by Nicholas Spargo?

Published by Windward in the early s. I don't know anything about the stories though. The book wasn't just one story, and the only other story I remember I was about 3 or 4 at the time, this is pretty good going was a boy that finds little people and gets turned into their size and walks through underground caverns with them. It's all very vague and the original poster remembered more than me already, but there you go.

Randy forgot she was "puny" This narrative was written by one of Captain Crowes sons who, not in any unique way for the times, lived and sailed with his mother and father. I realy enjoyed reading this book. Her first owner was a girl named Phoebe Preble who lived in Nantucket,Maine. Phoebe's father was a whaler. At one point he takes his family on a whaling trip with him and they get shipwrecked on a island and have several more adventures.

Then the doll writes about her other owners. About a year-old girl on her father's whaling ship - not sure the location. I think the story is told through letters to her cousin. I was looking for a copy of Jasper and the Watermelons " which I remember reading at the home of the librarian who lived across the street from us when I was a little girl in the mid s.

When I saw your stumper, I seemed likely this was the book you were seeking. Jasper steals the watermelons, doesn't come home when called, eats until he falls asleep, and is menaced by watermelons, a storm and the fantasy of his tummy exploding. He goes home remorseful and grateful to be in one piece.

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I hope this is it, and I hope you find a copy -- I'm still looking. W56 watermelon stealing - I saw a copy of one suggested on EBay - Jasper and the Watermelons , written and illustrated by George Pal famous animator and special effects creator published New York, Diamond Publishing, Little Black boy doesn't listen to Mammy and eats too much watermelon and has wild dreams.

Helen Cresswell, Lizzie Dripping and the Witch , ? It's a long time since I read it, but I know this starts with Lizzie meeting the Witch in a playground. It's the name people call the kind of girl who is dreamy and daring at the same time and who turns things upside down and inside out wherever she goes and whatever she does. But our Lizzie Dripping is even more special. Because Lizzie, out of all the people in Little Hemlock, has her own private witch. A witch that only Lizzie can see and talk to. So that although life for Lizzie is often exciting, or strange, or even rather scary, it is never, never dull.

In this book, the author has written six new stories about one of the most delightful and best-loved characters in modern children's literature. Snell , part of Whitman's Fighters for Freedom series. A synopsis of Sally Scott can be found online. I thought it worth a try Also, just so ya know, it's not a children's book really. I mean we found it and it amused the heck out of us, but I don't think it would be "labeled" as a children's book. I really appreicate the help though, it would save me a few sleepless nights! This has a strong 'family resemblance' to the kind of thing that James Thurber wrote - often illustrating his books himself, with odd line drawings.

Besides illustrating and writing children's books, Tomi Ungerer also draws quite adult, rather surreal cartoons, some with erotic or misogynist content. There have been a few collections of his work, including Adam and Eve, published London, Cape, ; and Testament, covering his work from , published London, Cape, Given the artist's name as remembered, one of these would be my bet.

Weird black humor!! I would certainly look at Edward Gorey. Check them out! Well, I don't know about the record, but the nursery rhyme Wynken, Blynken and Nod was written by Eugene Field and widely anthologized. It appears on LOTS of records! I find as many recordings of it as books. The only one I have is a recording by the Irish Rovers, but records come up all the time, including very old ones. You might be advised to keep doing searches on eBay; there is also some website devoted to old vinyl.

Year I have two records with Wynken, Blynken and Nod. The cover is pink with a circus scene on the front and has 18 songs including Katie the Kangaroo, Over in the Meadow, Pop Goes the Weasel, and Clementine. There are 82 songs and rhymes directed by Mitch Miller. Is it possible that Storm in the Bathtub makes mention of Halley's Comet?

Maybe someone can help with that part. I do not know that song. The wonderful world of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod. Author s : Lande, Kay and Denning, Wade. RCA Camden, Contents: Wynken, Blynken, and Nod. W75 werepony: there's a rather odd book that may be it - Horse of Air , written and illustrated by L. Campbell , published Routledge , pages. The author was 15 when she wrote it. Here she roams with her band of horses, having the ability to become one herself at any time. They journey through countries together, meeting were-wolves or Indians, or cowboys or people from small townships.

With two or three of her horses she takes journeys back to "Reality" and occasionally in time. The portrayal of the horses is excellent and each becomes a real personality to the reader. Could this be one of the Random House Landmark series books for young people.

The cover description and date sound right. Check out the lengthy list of titles. Coast Guard, etc. W78 whitman christmas: the cover description sounds like The Christmas Book, Whitman , which is on the Solved List. The only difference is that the children are dancing hand-in-hand around the tree, though the garlands strung around it do give the impression that they are holding maypole ribbons. In this Ann falls asleep and she dreams she is flying out across the country atop the washer. The story is by Miriam Young and is attributed to Story Parade magazine. I do not see an elf story here, however.

Claire Huchet Bishop, Twenty and Ten , I'm a little uncertain whether this is the book referred to, except that the children in the book do act in a play as far as my memory serves me. Then German soldiers arrive. Twenty and Ten is based on a true story -- one of many similar incidents that took place all over Europe during World War II. It is a book that has much to say to children of any age. I still think the book you are looking for is something else, whose title I cannot recall, but a friend suggested a lot of plot elements are like Kathryn Lasky's The Night Journey.

Claire Huchet Bishop, Twenty and Ten. This is the solution I coulnd't think of last time, and I believe I've got it now. I do not remember the title, but I taught this book to 6th graders in New Jersey. You can ask the research librarian to look for the topic with Juvenile literature for 4th to 7th grade material, and she will probably find it.

This book is back in print. My Hundred Children, Lena Kuchler , This is a book about a woman who helps children Holocaust survivors get to Israel. I remember very little about it and it is long out of print, but I thought it might help as it looks like this stumper hasn't been solved. I did, however, remember that the name of the main character is Lena or Leni, if that helps. Also published under the title The Secret Cave Scholastic the story concerns French school children who vote to aid some Jewish children by hiding them at their convent school.

There is no adult who is fleeing nor do the Jewish children escape from France in the end. The story merely ends with the Nazis departing, believing they were mistaken. The ten hidden children come out and everyone feast on some food left behind by the soldiers. The children had been subsisting on very meager rations. The school barely food had food for the twenty and they were actually sharing their supply with the extra ten! They were nearly starving!

Her aim was to provide physical and emotional wholeness for those children who had lived in closets or forests and for the many who had seen their parents killed. She encountered aggressive anti-Semitism directed toward the children. Finally leaving Poland for safer Czechoslovakia forms the crux of the first-person narrative, but as much drama is found in moving vignettes, such as the intoxicated hilarity the children and staff enjoy, dressed alike in pink flannel pajamas their first such warmth after the war.

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I had a book in the seventies called The Golden Goose , which had all the elements you describe, including a woodsmen being cut with an axe, and treesy, earth toned pictures. W Sounds like the Grimms' The Golden Goose , though the only time I remember seeing it as a book was a pre edition in which the youngest son is called, not Simpleton, but "Dumming" or some such.

A lot of dialogue. Very plain illustrations - what sticks in my memory is when the brothers cut themselves with the ax and you see the gaping cuts in profile, but no blood or redness. Leslie Brooke, The Golden Goose. Oddly enough, I just saw this in my doctor's office among the books they had for the kids.

It had simple line drawings done in color. Lots of trees in the pictures. W88 This one? Brooke, Leslie. The golden goose and other favorites. Avenel old fairy and nursery tales; Mother Goose rhymes. It' not an exact match, but it was close enough that I felt I should mention it. Summary: "The strange wolf doesn't make a very good horse, and the strange man doesn't make a very fierce bandito, but they make a good pair because of the unusual favors they do for each other.

Hoke, Helen, Witches, Witches, Witches , This is a slightly oversized J fiction with a black cover. I just thumbed through Witches, Witches, Witches and didn't see a story resembling the above description. W91 The Helen Hoke book is a collection of stories. I'll read the copy of it that I own to double check it. It could be the one you're looking for. Could this be it? In one world, very much like ours, witchcraft is illegal and witches are burned, unless they can manage to escape. A large number of witch-orphans have been sent to Larwood House, a government-run boarding school.

A note accusing someone at the school of being a witch is only the beginning of the strange occurrences. Young Charles Morgan has just discovered that he can cast spells. Nirupam Singh's brother was burned as a witch. Nan Pilgrim has just taken her first flight on a broom. Among the other students at the school are Estelle Green, whose mother used to run part of the witches rescue service; Brian Wentworth, whose father is assistant head and who has begun acting decidedly odd; and the perfect Simon Silverson, whose every word suddenly starts coming true.

When one of the students disappears and a note is left blaming the witch, everyone begins to get scared and several s tudents run away. Nan and Estelle, trying to reach the witches rescue service, are given a spell that will summon help, in the form of the wizard Chrestomanci. It was a short story and I don't even think the anthology was that thick.

I also forgot to add that it was in my elementary school library Indianola Elementary in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks for the ideas. The Worst Witch Ever. I know the cover of my edition was of the girl flying looking fairly disheveled with a cloak on. She went to a boarding school and was often in trouble, but managed to save the day. A thorn bush sounds vaguely familiar. There were 2 books I read in the series, I think.

I would have read this book around ish and it was in paperback then. I was haunted by this one when I was a kid. I don't remember it containing Jewish people. It takes places in the English countryside and centers around an evil doll named Dido. It is A Candle in Her Room.

The section with the evil doll is mainly the first generation. The dancer is a second generation girl who moves to Europe. Her child is orphaned and lost after the war. An aunt who had been crippled because of the doll has a vision of the child and is healed so that she can go find her. Then the child comes back and deals with the doll. The book is in 4 sections, each narrated by a girl or woman, covering 3 generations of women at an isolated country house. This particular episode occurs - The first narrator finds her grand niece after WWII in the DP camps, her mother having been murdered by the Nazis for involvement in the Polish Resistance.

The grand niece is named Nina, and her mother had been a dancer, but the Nazis had burned her feet so that she was barely able to hobble, news which horrifies her great aunt. Nina, because of her early hardship, is a tough kid, and she is the one who finally has the strength to defy the power of the evil doll Dido and free the family of her influence. The characters are not Jewish, and WWII is mostly offstage, but I wonder if the seeker has invented that memory to explain this incident? Back Home, Michelle Majorian. Unless the person who submitted the stumper has confirmed it, I think W should be reopened - sorry.

Back Home by Michelle Magorian wasn't published until , and while it is about an English girl who was evacuated to America during WWII, it deals with her struggle to adjust to life in England again after the war, rather than focusing on how hard it was to adjust to life in America. This is non-fiction and is written in diary form. I' m the original poster of this stumper.

Neither of these answers is correct although I appreciate the help! I remember that at the beginning of the book, she was very happy with her mom and dad in a major European city and was horrified at her new host family in America or Canada; in the scene at the end when the parents from Europe come to the farm to get their daughter, she is in a field, and if memory serves, is chewing a bit of straw and may even have not had a shirt on! She was prepubesent, of course. She had grown to love her country life, too, and I think dreaded the adjustment to life back in Europe.

That was where the book ended. Haywood, Carolyn , Primrose Day , This is simply a suggestion. I haven't read it, so can't say whether it contains the exact details you've described, but the plot sounds right. And thanks for this great service, because I was actually looking for Primrose Day 's title and found it here!!! Oh my, I remember that brain teaser. Brain teasers were part of an oral tradition and dinnertime activity in my family.

I'll be eager to see this one solved. Well, there's Donald J. A book featuring a female detective with the same initials as Sherlock Holmes is Mini-Mysteries, by Julia Remine Piggin , but I couldn't find such a case in that book or any sequels to it. All of these came out in paperback from Scholastic in the early s. The mysteries were about a page each with the solution printed upside-down at the bottom of the page.

Ken Weber, Five Minute Mysteries series. W Not a definitive answer, but try doing a keyword search on your library's computer catalog or on the internet with the words "minute mysteries". I didn't get a sense of what year you might have read these books, but from the 70s to the present, there are various minute mystery titles - like Two Minute Mysteries, etc.

Might be worth investigating. I have read the " Two-Minute Mysteries " books mentioned above, and I'm sure that these are the books you are looking for. I remember the exact story you have mentioned. I believe it was the butler who killed the master of the house by hanging him, and claimed that he was merely walking into the house and saw the man kick over the stool he was standing on and hang himself in the attic. The mystery was solved because there is no way the butler could have known it was a stool from way down on the ground.

Hope this helps! S ounds a little bit like the story of John Henry, who I think is a fictional folk hero. Burgess , Put that title, in quotes, into Google, and you'll even find entire online versions of it; for example, chapter 2, Why Grandfather Frog Has No Tail. W, story about the four winds with different characteristics, could this be The Garden of Paradise , one of Andersen's fairy tales? Here's a link. As the poster relates, it most definitely is not a friendly story. Rosemary Sutcliffe?

This sounds as if it might be any of a number of young adult novels by Rosemary Sutcliffe, set in early Britain. I am sorry I can't be more specific. Walter Dean Myers, Legend of Tarik , Could this be The Legend of Tarik? Synopsis: "After witnessing the annihilation of his people by El Muerte's legions, young Tarik undergoes the training, which will enable him to destroy this fierce leader. Fea, Henry R. Survival story.

I'm the original submitter for Stumper W "Wilderness survival after floatplane crash". This stumper is shown as solved with the book identified as " Adventure in the sierras" by Henry R. Unfortunately this is not the book that I'm searching for. The solved book is a crash survival story but has two children in it, a boy and a girl. The book I'm searching for is based around two boys, a floatplane and ultimately a river trip by raft back to civilization.

I'm sure this is the book referred to. It is my favourite book but have not read it for a number of years. I was searching the internet to confirm the title and typed in my idea of the plot summary I was pretty sure the title was "The Young Crusoes" and further internet searching has confirmed this. Burton Spiller, Northland Castaways. This book is Northland Castaways. Look it up in the Solved Mysteries section. It is now very rare - no copies on ABE! The Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew , See more comments on the Solved Mysteries page. This book the Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew was not published until The book I want is one that I read in Dan Wickenden, The Amazing Vacation.

This book was published around the right time. I read it in elementary school about Two children, Joanna and Ricky, go to visit their eccentric uncle and aunt, and end up going through a strange stained-glass window into another country. One of the characters in the book is a witch who rides on a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom. This book is set in the 's. Mary Calhoun , Wobble the Witch Ca t. Although the other answer might be the right one -- if you remember an early reader picture book instead of a novel, it might be Wobble the Witch Cat.

Wobble hates riding on the witch's broom, so he throws it away. On Halloween, the witch is desperate to take to the skies, so she enchants her vaccum cleaner and rides that instead. Wobble finds it very comfy. C ould this be one of Alan Coren's Arthur books? The plot generally involved Arthur, a ten-year-old boy, outwitting assorted wild west bad guys. The story that your correspondent describes doesn't ring any bells, but it sounds like the kind of resourceful thing Arthur would do. Richard Kennedy, The Contests at Cowlick, Illustrated by Marc Simont.

I believe these book sets were sold door to door, so it's probably worth investigating. Multiple Contributors - Introduction by M. O'Shea, Junior Instructor, Books 1 and 2 , orig. The green-covered and yellow-covered Junior Instructor books were sold along with the Book Trails series. The copyright was published by United Educators, Inc. Sounds like this might be about the Donner Party, a group of emigrants to California who in the winter of —47 met with one of the most famous tragedies in Western history. The California-bound families were mostly from Illinois and Iowa.

Early snow caught them, trapping them in the Sierra Nevada. Resources ran out, and survivors resorted to cannibalism to survive. The story is told from a child's doll's perspective. You didnt give an approximate date of when you read the book, and there are a LOT of books about the true story of the Donner Party, which your description certainly sounded like.

Jane and Paul Annixter, Wagon Scout. If the original stumper requester is mixing up the Donner Party starvation with lack of water, this could be the book. The protagonist is a sixteen-year-old boy. Rachel K. Laurgaard , Patty Reed's Doll, This is just a guess.

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If the book was about the Donner party, then this link may help. I can't imagine anyone writing a children's book on The Donner Party, but that's sure what this sounds like! Also there's a short story by Mark Twain: Cannibalism in the Cars, but its not narrated by a young girl. I'm willing to bet this is a story based on the Donner Party. I remember it was narrated by one of the members of the party, either a teenage girl or boy. Laurgaard, Rachel K. The stumper must surely refer to a book about the Donner party--could this be the one? W is presumably talking about a story based on the real-life Donner Party.

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Wednesday says a prayer for Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan, the first installment of the Something Dark and Holy trilogy, featuring a gothic fantasy world setting and a heroine inspired by Joan of Arc. Owlkids claims top bunk with Camp Average by Craig Battle, first in a middle grade series about a group of kids that fight back against a hyper-competitive, sports-focused summer camp director by losing at every game they play; My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam, which uses comparisons to show that family really is what you make of it; Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History by Alison Matthews-David and Serah-Marie McMahon, providing historical anecdotes and chilling stories of how the fashion industry has harmed over the years; and Love You Head to Toe by Ashley Barron, in which human babies are compared to a variety of newborn animals.

Peachtree Petite has seasons in the sun with Spring Babies and Summer Babies , which round out the quartet of concept board books in the Babies in the Park series by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. Morris, which tells the story through comics-style illustrations of how a girl learns to appreciate her lovably lazy cat; Life Sucks by Michael I. Bennett and Sarah Bennett, providing advice to teens and tweens about how to deal with the inevitable unfairness of life; What Was Stonewall? Dial lets its fingers do the talking with High Five by Adam Rubin, illus.

Cherry, illus. Dutton puts its work gloves on for Dig by A. Razorbill predicts the future with Tarot by Marissa Kennerson, kicking off a fantasy series that reimagines the tarot as an invention of the year-old daughter of a tyrannical king; We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler, the intergenerational story of two teenagers—Victoria, who joins the circus in , and her granddaughter, Callie, who leaves the circus 50 years later; When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry, following a group of teens who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event in their hometown; Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh, sequel to Reign of the Fallen and featuring the exploits of a necromancer; and The Haunted by Danielle Vega, in which two teenage ghost hunters discover the grisly truth about a haunted house and the ghosts seeking revenge there.

Viking makes itself heard with Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson, a memoir and call to action against sexual violence, written in verse; Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman, starring an earthworm who discovers that the actions of the smallest creatures can impact us all; The Waning Age by S.

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Grove, set in a parallel present world where all emotions vanish with adolescence; The Happy Book by Andy Rash, about a camper and a clam whose friendship takes them on an emotional roller coaster; and President of Poplar Lane by Margaret Mincks, sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane , which finds two seventh graders facing off in class elections. Warne sashays into spring with tie-ins, in various formats, to the following properties: Flower Fairies , Peter Rabbit , and Spot.

Peter Pauper sharpens its pencils for The Sketchbook by Julia Seal, about a young artist who keeps her drawings hidden in a sketchbook until she realizes the joy her work brings to others; Little Things by Nick Dyer, illus. Titanic by Bill Doyle, illus.