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Ellard, Melissa Reilly

Overview
Works: 123 works in 164 publications in 1 language and 19,922 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Fairy tales  Folklore  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Director, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4375
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Publications about Melissa Reilly Ellard
Publications by Melissa Reilly Ellard
Most widely held works by Melissa Reilly Ellard
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly --and more stories that sing ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Animated versions of three children's books, told with music
Is your mama a llama? --and more stories about growing up by Deborah Guarino( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Is your mama a llama? Lloyd the llama asks all kinds of baby animals his question. Will he ever get the answer he longs to hear? Leo the late bloomer: What's the matter with Leo? He can't read, write or speak like the other baby animals can. Will Leo ever bloom? Elizabeti's doll: When her new baby brother arrives, Elizabeti wants a baby of her own. She finds a rock that will make a perfect baby! Is she ready to care for her own child? Goose: A baby goose grows up in a loving family of woodchucks, but she still feels lonely and different, until she finds her wings!
Strega Nona --and more Caldecott Award-winning folk tales ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Strega Nona: "Never go near my cooking pot," warns old witch Strega Nona. But does Big Anthony listen? No! Joseph had a little overcoat: Joseph loves his little overcoat, but it's getting old and worn. What can he do with it now? Stone soup: When three soldiers come to town, all the townsfolk hide their food. If the soldiers can't find any food, what will they eat? Stone soup, of course!
Knuffle bunny --and more great childhood adventure stories! ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Trixie, Daddy, and "Knuffle Bunny" take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. Alone or with her friend Opal, "Shrinking Violet" is a master mimic with razor-sharp wit, but real-time taunting by class bully Irwin unnerves her. Until the class play gives Violet a chance to turn the tables--while saving the day. Hush used to think that the "Possum Magic" used by Grandma Poss to make her invisible was fun - until, one day, she wants to know what she looks like. Together they must find a way to make Hush's wish come true. "Planting a rainbow" captures the anticipation and eventual pleasure of a garden full of flowers. Irene's mother, dressmaker Mrs. Bobbin, is not feeling well. She has finished the beautiful ball gown for the duchess to wear that very evening, but it is "Brave Irene" who volunteers to deliver it, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that is brewing. As Pa is taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim asks, "Will I have a friend?" "I think you will," said Pa. But kindergarten is scary, and Jim is sure that he'll never find a friend, until naptime, when he discovers someone who feels the way he does
Diary of a worm --and 4 more great animal tales ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
The "Diary of a Worm" reveals how a young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world. "Anatole" is a very content, happy, sophisticated French mouse - until he hears how much humans dislike mice. The humans change their tune after Anatole becomes the cheese taster and cheese rater for the Duval Cheese Factory. A boy may be a mischievous rogue, but he still knows that "Frog Goes to Dinner" only at home. Frog, however, has a habit of escaping his notice, and sneaks along. A little girl wanders through the house, crying, "I Lost My Bear!" She asks her mother, father, and older sister for help, to no avail. At the end of a long day, she finally spots him, in the most unlikely spot!
How do dinosaurs say good night? --and more stories that rhyme ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
How do dinosaurs say good night?: Even dinosaurs make a fuss before bedtime. Can parents ever get them into bed? In the small, small pond: Frogs leap, tadpoles wriggle, geese waddle and minnows scatter. You'll enjoy watching this pond come to life in the spring. Zin! Zin! Zin! A violin: A lone trombone playing solo is joined by a trumpet to make a duet, until a French horn make it a trio. One by one instruments gather together for a joyous musical performance. All the colors of the Earth: Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love in this beautiful lyrical story
The wheels on the bus --and more sing along favorites ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
The wheels on the bus: The classic children's ditty comes to live with Paul Zelinky's art and lively musical score by the Bacon Brothers. Dem bones: a skeleton band sings this well-known song based on the African-American spiritual. Over the meadow: A version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life. I know an old lady who swallowed a fly: Sung by the legendary Burl Ives, this old lady ends up swallowing much more than just the fly
Bear snores on --and more stories to celebrate the seasons ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
Bear snores on: All winter long, Bear sleeps in his cozy lair. Surprise guests stop by to warm up, brew tea, and make pop corn, all while Bear snores on. Waiting for wings: Butterflies bloom as delicately as flowers. A story of beginnings, middles and ends - eggs, caterpillars and then butterflies. Come on, rain!: Tess knows that the only good thing that can fix the endless summer heat, is a good soaking rainstorm. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everything comes to life
Red Riding Hood --and more James Marshall fairy tale favorites ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Animated presentation of 3 fairy tales retold by James Marshall
Sylvester and the magic pebble --and more magical tales ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
In "Sylvester and the magic pebble," a small donkey finds a wishing stone. In "Possum magic, " Grandma Poss needs a certain food for a magical mix that will make Hush visible again. In "Princess Furball," a cruel king intends to marry his daughter to an ogre in exchange for wagons full of silver
The night before Christmas ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The night before Christmas: Clement C. Moore's classic poem about a visit from St. Nicholas. Max's Christmas: Max is told he can't stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks downstairs anyway. Will Santa still come if Max is awake? Morris's disappearing bag: Morris thinks his brother and sister have better Christmas presents, but then he finds something very special in the last box under the tree. Owl moon: A young girl and her father take a magical night-time walk through the snowy woods in search of the great horned owl
Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3 --and more stories about counting ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Chicka chicka 1,2,3: See what happens when 101 numbers race each other up an apple tree, and bad bumble bees come buzzing. Which number will save the day? -- How much is a million?: What does a million really mean? A trillion? Explains the concepts of a million, a billion, and a trillion. -- If you made a million: What's it like to have a million dollars? A guide to various forms of money
Martin's big words the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --and more stories from the African-American tradition ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Martin's big words: Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. John Henry: Based on the famous African-American folk ballad, this story tells of the legendary contest between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Seven candles for Kwanzaa: This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community and gratitude for life's bounties
The man who walked between the towers --and more inspiring tales ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Man who walked between the towers: A look at the high-wire walk made by Philippe Petit in 1974 between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, and how it is still considered one of history's most artistic crimes. Snowflake Bentley was a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. Miss Rumphius traveled near and far, witnessing beauty of all kinds, and went on to help make the world a more beautiful place with a simple handful of seeds. A charming rhyme describes the life's work of renowned Mexican potter Juan Quezada, and the process he uses to create his pots after the style of the Casas Grandes people
Click, clack, moo, cows that type : and more amusing animal tales ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Click, clack, moo cows that type: Cows that type? Hens on strike? How can Farmer Brown run his farm with no milk and no eggs? Chicken Little: Chicken Little and her bird-brained friends fret that the sky is falling. Meanwhile a mean fox cooks up a plan to eat them. The cow who fell in the canal: Hendrika is tired of just eating and producing milk all day, so she rides down the canal to see the city. I, Crocodile: An Egyptian crocodile who loves to eat becomes an instant celebrity in a fancy fountain in Paris. Hot hippo: Hippo promises not to eat Ngai's little fishes so that he is allowed to live in the cool water. Waiting for wings: Beautiful butterflies are brought to life through music and stunning illustrations. Let's give Kitty a bath!: Two kids decide to give their family cat a bath, but they're going to have to catch him first
Emily's first 100 days of school --and more great school time stories ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Emily's first 100 days of school: As the days and weeks of school go by, Emily and her classmates learn a lot: about reading, writing, counting, and other new ideas. Reading to your bunny: Young Freddy Bunny is having trouble learning in school. He would rather play video games and watch TV anyway, until he learns how to read. If you made a million: Have you ever wanted to make a million dollars? Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is an expert guide about the various forms of money
Open wide tooth school inside ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
It is time to "Open Wide: Tooth School Inside." Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of thirty-two permanent teeth, who have much to learn about brushing, flossing, and the nightmare of tooth decay! What if a dinosaur catches the flu? Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"? "How DO dinosaurs get well soon?" "Doctor De Soto" is a well-respected mouse-dentist who runs a successful practice with his wife (and able assistant) Mrs. De Soto. A fox with a terrible toothache may just have mouse-flavored snacks on his mind, and hopes that the De Sotos are more than just tender-hearted! Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is a little boy who lives next door to an "old people's home." His favorite is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper. Overhearing his parents talking about how Miss Nancy has lost her memory, Wilfrid he sets out to help her get it back
The emperor's new clothes --and more Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
A collection of short animated children's fiction films based on picture books of fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen
Arnie the doughnut --and 4 other fantastic adventure stories ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Arnie the Doughnut is shocked when he finds he is about to be eaten by Mr. Bing! Arnie realizes his carefree days are about to end ... unless he can persuade Mr. Bing that a doughnut can be more than a sweet snack! Roberto the termite dreams of designing big buildings everywhere--including the moon! Hondo & Fabian spend a day sleeping in the sun, and playing inside and outside. A duo of dogs plots to get rid of the newest "animal" in the house--the baby! Angelica is a young girl, but she happens to also be the strongest woodswoman around, and after defeating a fearsome bear, is known as the swamp angel
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel --and 3 more stories about trucks ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
"Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" prove that, although getting older and perhaps dated, they are still useful. A rowdy, ravenous New York City garbage truck declares, "Know what I do at night while you're asleep? I Eat your TRASH." Consuming everything from a to z, at the end of the day he can boast, "I Stink!" Mr. Gilly is a trash collector who drives a big blue truck from the school, to the park and the pizza parlor. At every stop, he picks up the trash, and transforms "Trashy Town" into a tidy town. "Dot the Fire Dog" sleeps by the firefighters' big rubber boots, suits up to answer an alarm, and rescues a tiny kitten. It is a good day for the firefighters, the firehouse, and Dot. One trash day, a young boy leaves his tricycle to play with a kite he retrieves from a trashcan. The trash men pick up the tricycle, which becomes "The Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle" as it escapes crushing, eludes capture, and makes its way back to the boy
 
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Reilly, Melissa
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