Random House (Firm) School Division
Most widely held works by Random House (Firm)
A Chair for my mother ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 110 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.
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.
Who's Dr. Seuss? meet Ted Geisel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 74 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.
When I was young in the mountains ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
A story that brings to life reminiscences of a child's life in the mountains.
Arthur's valentine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A barage of anonymous valentines deluge Arthur as the young aardvark tries to identify his secret admirers from among the ranks of his schoolmates. Figure cutouts help personify the classroom crushes and tormenting taunts inherent in this situation.
Julie of the wolves ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and held by 59 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.
The hundred dresses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
When Wanda Petronski, who wears the same faded blue dress every day, tells Peggy and Maddie she has a hundred dresses at home, she becomes the target of a cruel daily teasing game.
Leo Lionni's Caldecotts ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Presents adaptations of three children's books by Leo Lionni, one about a little black fish in a school of red fish who finds out how to protect them all, and the other two featuring mouse protagonists.
Annie and the Old One ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A young Navajo girl unravels an entire day's weaving on a rug because she believes the rug's completion will mean the death of her grandmother. For elementary grades.
A Visit to William Blake's inn poems for innocent and experienced travelers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Verses presented in a melange of sung and spoken interpretation, accompanied by music composed for harpsichord, bassoon, flute, and drums, tell of a boy's visit to William Blake's inn.
Sugaring time ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Shows how a Vermont family gathers sap from sugar maples and boils it into a rich and sweet syrup. Recalls the history of sugaring.
Arthur celebrates the holidays ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Presents five stories based on the books by Marc Brown. Cartoonlike characters experience various seasonal festivities.
Rumpelstiltskin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 44 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.
Beatrix Potter had a pet named Peter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 44 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.
Arthur's April fool ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Presents a story about a doglike character named Arthur, who worries about remembering his magic tricks for the April Fool's Day assembly and Binky's threats to pulverize him.
Arnold Lobel video showcase ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Presents selections from popular filmstrip productions, such as Frog and Toad together, Frog and Toad are friends, and Fables, as well as the entire adaptation of Mouse soup. Concludes with a visit with author/illustrator Arnold Lobel.
Call it courage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Presents a story about a Polynesian chief's son who conquers his fear of the sea and becomes a hero of his people.
Hot-air Henry by Mary Calhoun ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A sassy Siamese stows away on a hot air balloon and ends up taking a fur-raising flight across the mountains.
The Butter battle book ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of an absurd feud between the Yooks and the Zooks over the advisability of eating bread with the buttered side up or with it down.
The Random House achievement program in literature ( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
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