Most widely held works by Miller-Brody Productions
The Polar express ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Sarah, plain and tall ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come and live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Julie of the wolves ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.
Who's Dr. Seuss? meet Ted Geisel ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Looks at Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, and the characters who people his children's books. Traces his career and includes excerpts of an interview with the author-illustrator.
Jumanji ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
Cynthia Rylant ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
In an interview from her home in Kent, Ohio, noted children's book author Cynthia Rylant recalls her childhood experiences and describes how they have become the subjects of her novels and picture books.
King Bidgood's in the bathtub ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Humorous story of unruly king who refuses to leave his bathtub and rule his kingdom.
Arthur's Thanksgiving ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Presentes a story about a doglike character named Arthur, who finds his role as director of the Thanksgiving play a difficult one, especially since no one will agree to play the turkey.
Arnold Lobel ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Presents a visit to the Brooklyn home of author and artist Arnold Lobel, showing his needlework, drawing techniques, and a look at the work of artist's wife, Anita.
Beverly Cleary ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
An account of how the author's life is related to her books.
Meet Leo Lionni ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
At nearly 50 years of age, Lionni began his career as an award winning children's book author and illustrator. This video portrays his lifelong fascination with nature and art.
Saint George and the dragon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Retells the story in which George slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.
The Sign of the beaver ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.
Rumpelstiltskin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a strange little man who helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold for a king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.
Laura Ingalls Wilder ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Recounts the Ingalls family's pioneer life and tells how, at the age of sixty, Laura Ingalls Wilder reflected on her childhood and began writing the Little House books.
The Relatives came ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 70 libraries worldwide
The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.
A Chair for my mother ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A young girl, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is destroyed in a fire.
Henry and Mudge in the green time ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
For Henry and his dog Mudge, summer means going on a picnic in the park, taking a bath under a garden hose, and going to the top of the big green hill.
Beatrix Potter had a pet named Peter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A biographical portrait of author Beatrix Potter. Illustrations from her numerous small books are interwoven with facts about the writer's childhood, her study and drawing of wildlife and pets, her creation of picture letters and eventual publication of stories for children, and her escape to the English countryside.
Betsy Byars ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and work of children's author Betsy Byars. Visits with her at her West Virginia home where she discusses the sources of her story ideas and explains why she writes primarily in winter.
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