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Margaret Wise Brown

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(1910 - 1952)

Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown was a prolific American writer of children’s books, including the picture books Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, both illustrated by Clement Hurd.

Margaret wrote under the pseudonyms of Juniper Sage, Timothy Hay, and Golden MacDonald



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All the Families (2013)

Animal families are similar to human families.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Gabriel Alborozo

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All the Little Fathers (2015)

The animal fathers get their day in the sun.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Marilyn Faucher

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Animals in the Snow (1995)

When it snows the animals stay in their homes, when the sun comes out they come out to play and when it finally melts - it’s Spring!

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Carol Schwartz

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Animals, Plants and Machines (1944)

An elementary school reader from the Our Growing World series. Contains an early version of Goodnight Moon.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Edith Newlin
Illustrator(s): Clare Bice

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Another Here and Now Story Book (1937)

A collection of stories aimed at children of certain ages.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Et al
Illustrator(s): Rosalie Slocum

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Another Important Book (1999)

Rhymes and pictures illustrate how a child grows from one to six.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Chris Raschka

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Around the World We Go (2012)

Sing, dance and play with children from around the world.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Christine Tappin

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Away in My Airplane (2013)

A poetical flight through the air.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Henry Fisher

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Baby Animals (1941)

Children love to play with baby animals.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Mary Cameron

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Baby Animals (1989)

A classic bedtime story--out of print for over 40 years--returns, newly illustrated by Caldecott Honor Book winner Susan Jeffers.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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The Bad Little Duckhunter (1947)

Nature conspires to thwart the bad little duckhunter.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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Be Brave, Little Tiger! (2017)

A baby tiger overcomes his fears in this story from the famous story trunk.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Claude

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Bedtime Stories : 8 Timeless Tales (2016)

Eight recently published stories, each illustrated by a different artist.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Various

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The Big Fur Secret (1944)

A story about a trip to the zoo.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Robert de Veyrac

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Big Red Barn (1954)

A day on the farm.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Rosella Hartman

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Big Red Barn (1989)

The farm animals live in the big red barn.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Felicia Bond

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Black and White (1944)

Once there was a Welshman, who liked everything black, until one day in a dream a wonderful snowman arrived.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Charles G. Shaw

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Brer Rabbit: Stories from Uncle Remus (1941)

Twenty-four famous tales of Br’er Rabbit, his friends and his enemies.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Joel Chandler Harris
Illustrator(s): Victor Dowling
A. B. Frost

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Bumble Bugs and Elephants: A Big and Little Book (1938)

A book to be read from the pictures.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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Bunny’s Noisy Book (2000)

A baby bunny hears the sounds of his world.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Lisa McCue

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A Celebration of the Seasons: Goodnight Songs (2015)

A collection of twelve songs illustrated by different artists.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Various

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A Child Is Born (2000)

A poetic description of the Nativity.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Floyd Cooper

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The Children’s Year (1937)

Verses and pictures of year-round activities.

Author(s): Y. Lacôte
Illustrator(s): Rojan

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A Child’s Good Morning (1952)

A celebration of getting up in the morning.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Charlot

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A Child’s Good Morning Book (2009)

A celebration of getting up in the morning.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Karen Katz

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A Child’s Good Night Book (1943)

A first going to bed book.

1944

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Charlot

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A Child’s Good Night Book (1950)

A first going to bed book. This second edition was in a larger format.

1944

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Charlot

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A Child’s Good Night Book and A Child’s Good Morning (1955)

An omnibus including a good night book and a good morning book.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Charlot

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Christmas in the Barn (1952)

A poetic evocation of Christmas, set in a twentieth-century farm.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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Christmas in the Barn (2004)

A poetic retelling of the Nativity set in a twentieth-century barn.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Diane Goode

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Christmas in the Barn (2016)

A poetic retelling of the Nativity set in a twentieth-century barn.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Anna Dewdney

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Collier’s Junior Classics Volume 1 (1962)

This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
Wanda Gág
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Et al
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Tasha Tudor
Et al

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The Color Kittens (1949)

The kittens are trying to make green paint, but keep ending up with pink, orange and purple.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Alice Provensen
Martin Provensen

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The comical tragedy or tragical comedy of Punch & Judy (1940)

A selection from the traditional British commedia dell’arte.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
John Payne Collier
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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Count to 10 with a Mouse (2011)

A simple counting book.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Kirsten Richards

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The Country Noisy Book (1940)

Muffin vacations in the country and hears many new sounds.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Dark Wood of the Golden Birds (1950)

A mystical story for adults.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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David’s Little Indian, a Story (1956)

Deep in the woods David finds an Indian, no bigger than an ear of corn.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Remy Charlip

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The Days Before Now (1994)

Margaret Wise Brown’s own account of her childhood in New York and Long Island.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Thomas B. Allen

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The Dead Bird (1958)

A group of children bury a dead bird in the forest.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Remy Charlip

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The Dead Bird (2016)

A group of children bury a dead bird in the forest.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Christian Robinson

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The Diggers (1960)

Verses on the diggers of holes from moles to Mary Anne.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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The Diggers (1988)

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Daniel Kirk

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The Diggers (2013)

A poetical look at diggers from moles to Mary Anne.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Antoine Corbineau

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The Dirty Little Boy (2001)

The little boy tries to clean himself the way the animals do and only gets dirtier.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Steven Salerno

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Doctor Squash, The Doll Doctor (1952)

Dr. Squash fixes the dolls when they are sick, and when he falls ill they rally around.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): J. P. Miller

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Doctor Squash, The Doll Doctor (2010)

Dr. Squash takes care of the dolls when they are sick and when he falls ill they rally around.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): David Hitch

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Don’t Frighten the Lion! (1942)

When a dog visits the zoo he has to go in disguise. Some editions include a paper doll dog.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): H. A. Rey

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The Dream Book: First Comes the Dream (1950)

Children and animals dream their dreams.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Richard Floethe

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The Duck (1953)

The duck tries life in the zoo, but decides the seaside is the place for him.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Ylla

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The Fables of La Fontaine (1940)

A selection from the famous French fabulist.

Author(s): Jean de La Fontaine
Illustrator(s): André Hellé

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Farm and City (1944)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Illustrator(s): Anne Fleur

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The Fathers are Coming Home (2010)

As night falls fathers make their way home.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Stephen Savage

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The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin (2003)

The little pumpkin wants to grow up to scare the mice out of the farmer’s field.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Richard Egielski

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The Find it Book (2015)

Favorite nursery characters are hiding in the pictures.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Lisa Sheehan

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The First Story (1947)

In the beginning when people and animals did not know each other the little girl sets out to find someone like herself.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Marc Simont

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The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile (2013)

This edition only includes the single story of the title in which a family of fishermen search for one wondrous fish.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Henry Fisher

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The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile, a Story Book (1938)

Enchanting stories about a shy little horse, a polite little polar bear, a wonderful little kitten, flowers and pumpkins and pigs and clocks and seasons, and the funny old fish with the deep-sea smile.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Roberta Rauch

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Five Little Firemen (1948)

“The finest fire is the fire that’s out,” sing the five little firemen. Later editions have fewer pages.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Four Fur Feet (1961)

The furry animal walks around the world on his four fur feet.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Remy Charlip

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Four Fur Feet (1994)

A furry animal treads the world on his four fur feet.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

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Fox Eyes (1951)

The fox is spying out secrets, but his memory is not very good and he has to do it all over again the next day.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Charlot

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Fox Eyes (1977)

The fox prowls about and sees all the animals’ secrets, but his memory is not very good.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Friendly Book (1954)

A picture book showing animals doing and liking all kinds of things.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Friendly Tales (2008)

A collection of twenty stories and poems. Includes Pussy Willow, Seven Little Postmen, I Like Fish, The Burglar in the Dark and The Sailor Dog.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Various

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Fun and Frolic (1942)

This reader for the early grades is a collection of short stories and poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Rachel Field
Rose Fyleman
Et al
Illustrator(s): Emma L. Brock

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The Golden Birthday Book (1989)

A worm, a bee, a wild boar and a little rabbit each receive a special birthday present.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Golden Bunny and Seventeen Other Stories (1953)

A collection of stories and poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Golden Egg Book (1947)

When a curious bunny finds a blue speckled egg, he can’t wait to find out who, or what, is inside it.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Golden Egg Book (1962)

When a curious bunny finds a blue speckled egg, he can’t wait to find out who, or what, is inside it.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Lilian Obligado

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The Golden Sleepy Book (1948)

This is a collection of stories, poems and songs about sleep.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Good Day, Good Night (2017)

A bunny greets the day, then says good night.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Loren Long

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The Good Little Bad Little Pig! (2002)

Peter want a pet pig - not too good but not too bad.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Dan Yaccarino

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The Good Little Bad Little Pig! (2014)

Peter want a pet pig - not too good but not too bad.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Loretta Schauer

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Good Times Together (1958)

Includes Willie’s Pocket by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Crockett Johnson reproduced in color. An anthology for younger children about people around the world.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Margaret Wise Brown
Kenneth Grahame
Maj Lindman
A. A. Milne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Marjorie Flack
Crockett Johnson
Maurice Sendak
Helen Sewell
Et al

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Goodnight Little One (2012)

The animals are getting ready for bed.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Rebecca Elliott

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Goodnight Moon (1947)

A bunny going to bed says goodnight to his room.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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Goodnight Songs (2014)

A dozen lullabies illustrated by a dozen artists, with its own CD.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Various

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The Happy Little Rabbit (2016)

The little rabbit grew up to be as warm as his mother and as fast as his father - and he was happy!

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Emma Levey

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The Hidden House (1953)

The children of the house show all its secrets.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Aaron Fine

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Home for a Bunny (1956)

A young rabbit goes looking for a home in the forest.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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A Home in the Barn (2018)

The animals snuggle up to the big red barn on a snowy night.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jerry Pinkney

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Homes in the Wilderness (1939)

The story of the Pilgrim’s first year in America written by themselves. Often cited as Mourt’s Relation.

Author(s): William Bradford
Margaret Wise Brown
Et al
Illustrator(s): Mary Wilson Stewart

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The House of a Hundred Windows (1945)

An introduction to the art museum for children.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Robert de Veyrac
Et al

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I Like Bugs (1999)

A poem about insects that the narrator likes.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): G. Brian Karas

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I Like Fish (2014)

A list of all the types of fish the narrator likes.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): G. Brian Karas

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I Like Stars (1998)

A poem about the stars at night.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Joan Paley

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The Important Book (1949)

The most important thing about grass is - it is green. The most important thing about … is …

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Indoor Noisy Book (1942)

Muffin, the little dog, has to stay in bed where he listens to all the noises in the house.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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Jingle Paws (2014)

On Christmas Eve the animals await the coming of their own Animal Santa Claus.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Alexandra Psacharopulo

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John Speirs’ Margaret Wise Brown Treasury (1994)

A collection of fourteen classic stories and poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): John Speirs

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The Little Brass Band (1955)

The band members assemble along the road to town where they give a concert, then return home.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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The Little Bunnies (2017)

Bunnies explore their world.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Emma Levey

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Little Chicken: a Story (1943)

When his friend rabbit goes for a run, the little chick looks for another playmate.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Little Cowboy (1949)

The Big Cowboy and the Little Cowboy (knee-high to a grasshopper) have exciting adventures in the old West.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Esphyr Slobodkina

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Little Donkey Close Your Eyes (1995)

Another going-to-bed book from the master of the genre.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Ashley Wolff

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The Little Farmer (1948)

On a summer’s day, a big farmer and a little farmer work in their fields.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Esphyr Slobodkina

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The Little Fat Policeman (1950)

A day in the life of a very busy policeman. Later editions have only 28 pages.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Alice Provensen
Martin Provensen

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The Little Fir Tree (1954)

The little fir tree is dug up and comes to a little boy as a Christmas tree two years running, but the third year the little boy comes to him.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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The Little Fir Tree (2005)

Two years running the little fir tree is dug up and comes to the boy for Christmas, then the third year the boy come to him.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jim LaMarche

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The Little Fireman (1938)

Follows the adventures of a Big fireman and a Little fireman whose firehouses are right next door to each other.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Esphyr Slobodkina

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The Little Fisherman: A Fish Story (1945)

A Big fisherman and a Little fisherman put out into the deep.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Dahlov Ipcar

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Little Fur Family (1946)

The little fur child explores his world.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Little Fur Family (1991)

The little fur child explores his world. This larger format version does not have the fur cover.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Little Indian (1954)

The story of a small Indian girl and her father.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Little Pig’s Picnic, and Other Stories (1939)

Ten stories based on Disney cartoons, including The Old Mill, the first to be shot on the multiplane camera.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Walt Disney Studio

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The Little Scarecrow Boy (1998)

The little scarecrow boy goes out into the cornfield alone to see if he can scare the crows.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): David Díaz

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The Log of Christopher Columbus’ First Voyage to America in the Year 1492 (1938)

An adaptation of Columbus’ description of his first voyage to America.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Bartolomé de las Casas
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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Love Song of Autumn (2002)

The joys of fall.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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Love Song of Spring (2001)

The joys of spring.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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Love Song of Summer (2002)

The joys of summer.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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Love Song of Winter (2002)

The joys of winter.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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Love Songs of the Little Bear (2001)

Four poems by a famous writer, illustrated by a famous artist.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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The Margaret Wise Brown Treasury (2013)

An anthology of eight stories, each illustrated by a different artist: Away in My Airplane, All the Families, Count to 10 with a Mouse, Around the World We Go, Snowballs and Sunshine, Sleep Little Angel, Sleep Tight Sleepy Bears, and Goodnight Little One.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Kirsten Richards
Christine Tappin
Et al

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Margaret Wise Brown’s Manners (2017)

A book of manners from the author of Good Night Moon.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Nicola Slater

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Margaret Wise Brown’s The Steam Roller (1974)

Daisy gets a steamroller for Christmas, but she can’t control it and it squashes everything flat.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Bob Staake

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Margaret Wise Brown’s Wonderful Storybook (1948)

This first edition contains forty-two stories and poems. Later editions have twenty-five.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): J. P. Miller

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Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself (1952)

Crispin’s Crispian meets a little boy who belongs only to himself and invites him to live in Crispian’s two story dog house, so he does.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Moon Shines Down (2008)

A child’s night prayer from a New England Sampler.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Laura Minchew
Illustrator(s): Linda Bleck

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Mouse of My Heart (2001)

An anthology of previously published and unpublished work.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Loretta Krupinski

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My Bedtime Book (1964)

This collection includes “Animal Friends,” and “Mister Dog,” and poems from “The Friendly Book.”

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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My World: A Companion to Goodnight Moon (1949)

In this sequel the little bunny wakes up to explore his world.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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My World of Color (2001)

Verses that describe colors and things.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Loretta Krupinski

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Nibble Nibble (1987)

Five poems about bunnies.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Wendell Minor

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Nibble Nibble: Poems for Children (1959)

Twenty-five nature poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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Night and Day (1942)

There were once two cats, one white and one black - one who loved the day and one who loved the night.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Noisy Bird Book (1943)

On a walk in the woods a family recognizes many common birds. Uses paintings by John James Audubon as well as pictures by Leonard Weisgard.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): John James Audubon
Leonard Weisgard

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The Noisy Book (1939)

Muffin gets a cinder in his eye so the veterinarian covers his eyes with a cloth while they heal. Muffin uses his ears to get around.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Noon Balloon (1952)

A cat travels by balloon to a pine forest where he decides to stay.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Noon Balloon (2014)

In this version, a boy, a girl and a dog ascend into the empyrean in a balloon.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Lorena Alvarez

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North, South, East, West (2017)

A little bird flies North, South, East and West to determine which way she likes best.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Greg Pizzoli

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O, Said the Squirrel (1950)

A photobook about a squirrel.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Ylla

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The Old Mill (1994)

Adapted from the Disney short feature which was the first to be filmed on the multiplane camera.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Philippe Harchy

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On Christmas Day (2011)

A poetical retelling of the Christmas story.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Phyllis Harris

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On Christmas Eve (1995)

On Christmas eve, four children sneak downstairs to see what they can see.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Nancy Edwards Calder

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Once Upon a Time in a Pigpen, and Three Other Stories (1980)

Stories about rabbits, pigs and tigers.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Ann Strugnell

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One More Rabbit... (2014)

Everyone is coming to the little rabbits birthday party.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Emma Levey

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The Peppermint Family (1950)

Mr. Peppermint is fishing at the North Pole, when he learns that his son has been born.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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The Polite Penguin (1941)

When a raccoon tries to teach a penguin manners, anything can happen.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): H. A. Rey

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The Poodle and the Sheep (1941)

Poodle won’t leave the sheep alone so he ends up in dog jail.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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Pussy Willow (1951)

A tiny pussy cat goes in search of her pussy willows.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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A Pussycat’s Christmas (1949)

A cat’s eye view of Christmas.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Helen Stone

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A Pussycat’s Christmas (1994)

A cat’s eye view of Christmas.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Anne Mortimer

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The Quiet Noisy Book (1950)

When Muffin hears a very quiet noise, he goes in search of the source.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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Read-to-Me Storybook (1947)

An anthology of stories and poems for young children.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Kate Greenaway
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Miriam Clark Potter
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Robin’s Room (2002)

Robin wants to redesign the whole house, but settles for his own room.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Lou Fancher
Steve Johnson

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The Runaway Bunny (1942)

When the bunny decides to run away, his mother follows him.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Clement Hurd

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Sailor Boy Jig (2002)

A sailor dog enjoys a day at sea.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Dan Andreasen

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The Sailor Dog (1953)

Scuppers the dog becomes a sailor.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Seashore Noisy Book (1941)

Muffin explores the sounds of the sea and ends up in the drink.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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Seven Little Postmen (1952)

Seven little postmen speed a young boy’s letter to his grandmother.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Seven Stories about a Cat Named Sneakers (1955)

Sneakers is a little black cat with four white paws.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Charlot

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Sheep Don’t Count Sheep (2003)

A lamb has difficulty falling asleep so he counts …

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Benrei Huang

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SHHHhhhh. . . BANG: a whispering book (1943)

The people of Skyscraper Town had whispered for so long they forgot how wonderful noise can be.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Robert de Veyrac

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Sleep Little Angel (2012)

A lullaby from the master.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Stephen Gulbis

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Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears (2012)

Another lullaby from the archives.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Julie Clay

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Sleepy ABC (1953)

An ABC poem to carry you off to sleep.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Esphyr Slobodkina

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Sleepy ABC (2010)

A poetical ABC to send you off to sleep.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Karen Katz

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The Sleepy Little Lion (1947)

In-between naps, a lion cub meets a series of pets.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Ylla

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The Sleepy Men (1996)

A tale about a Big sleepy man, a Small sleepy man and the Man in the moon.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Robert Rayevsky

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Sneakers the Seaside Cat (2003)

Sneakers takes a holiday by the sea.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Anne Mortimer

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The Steamroller (1974)

Daisy gets a steamroller for Christmas, but she can’t control it and it squashes everything flat.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Evaline Ness

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Story Parade Red Book (1937)

A collection of 39 stories for boys and girls by noted authors, and with numerous illustrations.

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Margaret Wise Brown
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Charles Finger
Et al
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon
Lois Lenski
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Henry C. Pitz
Kate Seredy
Et al

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Storytime Tales (1950)

A collection of sixty-seven favorite stories, poems and songs. There is also an early edition with forty-two selections.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Lois Lenski
Carl Sandburg
Val Teal
Et al
Illustrator(s): Corinne Malvern

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The Streamlined Pig (1938)

When floods threaten the rich boy’s farm, he hires a fleet of airplanes to rescue the animals.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Summer Noisy Book (1951)

Muffin goes for a ride in the country and hears many new sounds.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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Sunshine and Snowballs (2013)

A boy and girl explore the seasons of the year.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Charlotte Cooke

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They All Saw It (1944)

The animals all stop what they are doing when they see the elephant dressed up in golden wings.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Ylla

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Things I Like (1982)

A picture book showing animals doing and liking all sorts of things.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Three Little Animals (1956)

The two older little animals decide to dress up and go out and see the world of men. The littlest animal makes a suit of clothes then follows them and brings them home.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Three Orphan Kittens (1949)

Three mischievous kittens get into trouble in a house where they do not belong.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Walt Disney Studio

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The Tickly Spider (2017)

Something about spiders.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Linda Bleck

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The Train to Timbuctoo (1951)

A Big train and a Little train travel from Kalamazoo to Timbuctoo. Later editions are shorter.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Art Seiden

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Two Little Gardeners (1951)

The two little gardeners plant their garden in spring, then weed it and water it and defend it from bugs and critters, ‘til fall.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Gertrude Elliott

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Two Little Miners (1949)

Two little miners meet far underground. The second edition has all color illustrations.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Two Little Trains (1949)

Two little trains, going to the west.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jean Charlot

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Two Little Trains (2001)

Two little trains, going to the west.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Diane Dillon
Leo Dillon

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Under the Sun and the Moon and Other Poems (1993)

A collection of nature poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Tom Leonard

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Wait Till the Moon Is Full (1948)

When the moon is full the little raccoon comes out to play.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Walt Disney’s: The Grasshopper and the Ants (1993)

The familiar fable of the carefree grasshopper and the prudent ants.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Larry Moore

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Walt Disney’s: The Ugly Duckling (1994)

The classic story of the misfit who grows up to be a swan.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Gil DiCicco

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Wheel on the Chimney (1954)

The story of a family of storks as they migrate from Africa to Hungary to raise their brood, then return in the fall.

1955

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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When the Wind Blew (1937)

An old woman who lives by the sea takes comfort in her seventeen cats.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Rosalie Slocum

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When the Wind Blew (1977)

An old woman who lives by the sea takes comfort in her seventeen cats.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Geoffrey L. Hayes

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Where Have You Been? (1952)

What do animals do all day?

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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Where Have You Been? (2004)

What do animals do all day?

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Diane Dillon
Leo Dillon

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The Whispering Rabbit (1965)

When a bumble bee gets stuck in his throat, the little rabbit can only whisper.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Whispering Rabbit (1975)

When a bumble bee gets stuck in his throat, the little rabbit can only whisper.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Cyndy Szekeres

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The Whispering Rabbit (2017)

When a bumble bee gets stuck in his throat, the little rabbit can only whisper.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Annie Won

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The Whispering Rabbit, and Other Stories (1965)

Includes The Whispering Rabbit, Scupper’s Song, The Friendly Book, The Golden Egg Book and poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Lilian Obligado
Garth Williams

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Willie’s Adventures (1954)

Willie gets a new pet, tries on his new suit and goes to visit his grandmama.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Willie’s Walk to Grandmama (1944)

Willie has many adventures on his walk to Grandmama’s house.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Rockbridge Campbell
Illustrator(s): Lucienne Bloch

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The Winter Noisy Book (1947)

Muffin tunes his ears to the sounds of winter.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Rockbridge Campbell
Illustrator(s): Charles G. Shaw

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Wish Upon a Dream (2014)

A poem about dreams.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Charlotte Cooke

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The Wonderful House (1950)

Who lives in this house?

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): J. P. Miller

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Wonderful Story Book (1948)

This edition contains 27 stories and poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): J. P. Miller

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Young Kangaroo (1955)

The life story of a baby kangaroo in its mother’s pouch.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Symeon Shimin

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Young Kangaroo (1993)

The life story of a baby kangaroo in its mother’s pouch.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Jennifer Dewey

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