(1889 - 1973)
Elmer Stanley Hader (September 7, 1889 - September 7, 1973) and his wife Berta jointly illustrated more than 70 children’s books, about half of which they also wrote. They won the annual Caldecott Medal for The Big Snow (1948), recognizing the year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”.
A biography of the rough rider president.
Baby Bear (1930)
Bimba the baby bear wanders off in search of honey, but finds a hungry tiger instead.
Kentucky ballads, many with music.
Banana Tree House (1938)
A story of children living in Bermuda.
An artistic biography of two prominent children’s book authors and illustrators.
A collection of Mother Goose rhymes, songs, games and lullabies, many with music.
A collection of Mother Goose rhymes, songs, games and lullabies, many with music. The plates were redone for this third edition.
A picture geography of the forty-eight states.
Big City (1947)
The story of life in New York City as it grows from an Indian settlement.
Big Fellow at Work (1930)
The story of a power shovel, from its construction to its days of digging holes and loading coal.
The Big Snow (1948)
The woodland animals were all getting ready for the winter. Geese flew south, rabbits and deer grew thick warm coats, and the raccoons and chipmunks lay down for a long winter nap. It was a sure sign that the big snow was on its way. The authors feature in this winter story.
The little goat is rescued from the butcher’s shop and becomes a familiar pet on the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.
Bingo is My Name (1931)
Bingo is a dog who makes friends with Prince (a Pomeranian) and defends him from the local bully.
Bright Avenues (1928)
Nineteen year old Christine comes to San Francisco to seek her fortune during the roaring 20’s.
The Cat and the Kitten (1940)
Minnie’s kittens find homes with nearby families, but Timmy stays with her and has a winter adventure.
A book on an elusive topic by a radio and TV personality, better know for her cookbooks.
The familiar story of Chicken-Little’s mission to tell the king the sky is falling, along with the story of how the cock got on the weather vane.
The familiar story of Chicken-Little’s mission to tell the King the sky is falling, along with the story of how the cock got on the weather vane.
An anthology of animal stories.
An Eskimo boy and his pet reindeer travel to New York to appear with Santa at a department store.
Cock-a-Doodle Doo (1939)
In this case it’s a rooster raised by a duck in a familiar story.
The story of a little pony who performs in the circus.
Tiger finds a home, and a fortune.
Don Coyote (1927)
A western novel about a shy cowboy who saves the heroine's father’s mine.
Donald in Numberland (1927)
A trip to Numberland helps Donald with his math.
Down Ryton Water (1941)
An account of the Pilgrims’ voyage to America, from the point of view of a young boy.
A dual biography of the author-illustrators.
East of Eden (1952)
A dynastic novel set in the Salinas Valley of California, considered by the author his magnum opus.
Everyday Fun (1935)
An elementary school reader.
The Farmer (1937)
A picture book about farming, and a visit to the State Fair.
The Farmer in the Dell (1931)
A look at life on the farm in the olden days.
The Friendly Phoebe (1953)
A couple find a baby phoebe in their yard and raise it ‘by hand’ until it is ready to fly away on its own.
The Garden of the Lost Key (1929)
A mystery story.
The Ghostland: A Novel (1940)
The story of a family that moved to a farm in the Ozarks just before the depression, and fought it out.
A Good Little Dog (1930)
Bingo, a wire-haired fox terrier, is jealous of Betty and Bob’s rag doll, Matilda. But when danger threatens, he comes through.
The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
After the boom times of World War I and the roaring twenties, the farm population was not ready for the hard times of the 1930’s. And many in the Oklahoma dust bowl picked up and made for the promised land of California.
The amazing story of how the banana became America’s favorite fruit.
Hansel and Gretel (1927)
Lost in the woods, two children come upon a gingerbread house.
Hansel and Gretel (1990)
Two children lost in the forest come upon a cottage made of gingerbread.
Here, Bingo! (1932)
This is the third book in the Bingo series.
Home is Here (1941)
The story of an Italian American family in San Francisco.
Home on the Range (1955)
Jerry goes out West to be a cowboy, and swaps places with his friend Little Bear to see what it would be like to be an Indian.
How Dear to My Heart (1940)
A biography of growing up in Missouri, by the popular journalist and radio host.
A collection of nursery rhymes.
Humpy: Son of the Sands (1937)
The story of a baby camel who travels to an oasis and saves a traveler’s life.
The Isle of Que (1948)
In this story set along the Susquehanna River, a flood alters the lives of the Yoder family.
Jamaica Johnny (1935)
Johnny Morgan lives on the Island of Jamaica in the Caribbean.
Jimmy the Groceryman (1934)
An elementary school reader designed to give children information on how the world works.
Lion Cub: A Jungle Tale (1931)
The story of Leo, a lion cub.
Polly visits the zoo and converses with the animals in rhyming couplets.
Johnny visits the American Museum of Natural History and imagines what it would be like to be an Indian in the olden days.
Little Appaloosa (1949)
Ben lives on a ranch out west and receives an Appaloosa pony of his own to raise, train and ride.
Little Chip of Willow Hill (1958)
The adventures of a chipmunk set down by the Haders.
Little Elephant (1930)
Jimmy the elephant’s mother teaches him what he needs to know to grow up to be a lord of the jungle.
The Little Red Hen (1928)
The little red hen plants some wheat and invites her neighbors to help her grow the grain to make some bread … but they have better things to do until …
The Little Red Hen (1990)
The little red hen plants some wheat and invites her neighbors to help her make it into flour to bake a cake, but they have better things to do … until …
The Little Stone House (1944)
The author/artists tell the story of how they built themselves a house in the woods from the native stone and timber.
Little Tootsies Paper Dolls (1990)
A collection of paper dolls that were originally drawn for magazine publication.
Little Town (1941)
A pictorial presentation of life in small town America.
Little White Foot (1952)
The story of a field mouse and the little stone house.
The Long Valley (1938)
A baker’s dozen short stories by the Nobel laureate
Lost in the Zoo (1951)
John Henry gets lost on a visit to the zoo, can you help find him?
Love in the Sun (1940)
A young man and his wife rough it on the Cornish coast as he works on his novel.
Marcos sets out to seek his fortune.
Midget and Bridget (1934)
The story of two donkeys traveling south of the Rio Grande.
The Mighty Hunter (1943)
The mighty hunter skips school to go hunting, but an encounter with a bear makes him decide that he should work on his education.
Mister Billy’s Gun (1960)
Mr. Billy decides there is more than one way to keep the wild creatures from eating him out of house and garden.
The Monk of Hambleton (1928)
Detective Peter Creighton gets caught up in a mystery after a strike at a tannery.
A Monkey Tale (1929)
The little monkey is on the lookout for danger, and uses his loud cry to alert the animals of the jungle when it threatens.
Mr. Peck’s Pets (1947)
Mr. Peck rescues animals in distress and adds them to his household.
Mutiny Island (1928)
The captain and crew of the Splendid Dawn are marooned on Mutiny Island after they are captured by tender-hearted pirates.
An old woman ask some passers-by to help get her pig over the stile.
The Perilous Night (1942)
A novel of the Revolutionary War.
Picture Book of Mother Goose (1994)
A collection of nursery rhymes, songs and games.
The Picture Book of Travel (1928)
The story of how we get from here to there.
The Play-Book of Words (1933)
A vocabulary-building book. Read for free online at HathiTrust.
Quack-Quack loses his way while flying over the ocean, and a little girl helps him find his way back home.
Rainbow’s End (1945)
Toby Tubbs, ship’s carpenter, and his cat Blackie are shipwrecked, and decide to settle down and build a house on the shore.
Reading for Fun (1939)
An elementary school reader.
Reindeer Trail (1959)
The story of how Laplanders brought their herds of tame reindeer to succor the natives of Alaska.
The woodland animals move to new homes when the bulldozers arrive.
The Skyrocket (1946)
Roger stows away for a trip around the world on the mail rocket.
The Smiths and Rusty (1936)
A family has adventures with its cocker spaniel.
Paul and Pamela enjoy winter in the big city.
An Indian elephant goes to the edge of the forest to find out more about this creature, man.
This second edition has fewer pages and fewer illustrations to this story of an Indian elephant whose curiosity takes him to the edge of the forest to find out more about this creature, man.
Spunky leaves his home in the Shetland Islands to come to America where he works in a circus, then ends up giving rides to children in a park.
Squirrely of Willow Hill (1950)
The squirrels have put away a goodly store of nuts for the winter, but they find a big banquet after a snow storm very acceptable.
Stop, Look, Listen (1936)
How to be safe on your walk to and from school.
The Story of Markets (1929)
A brief history of markets, from the town square to the New York Stock Exchange.
The Story of Mr. Punch (1929)
A history of the Punch and Judy show.
Pancho captures the wild bull with the crooked tail and earns the reward of a silver mounted saddle, a purse of gold, and the biggest hat in all Mexico.
The Story of the Three Bears (1928)
Three bears against one little girl.
The Story of the Three Bears (1990)
Three bears against one little girl.
Stripey: A Little Zebra (1939)
The adventures of a young zebra.
Timothy and the Blue Cart (1930)
Three children spend the summer on a farm in New Hampshire and make friends with the vegetable man and the horse that pulls his blue cart.
Timothy Has Ideas (1943)
A cocker spaniel gets into trouble when he explores his world.
Tommy Thatcher Goes to Sea (1937)
Tommy had always wanted to go to sea on a sailing ship and at last his chance has come.
A pair of geese on their spring migration are helped by a human couple and decide to stay and raise their family.
The Ugly Duckling (1927)
One of the duck’s new chicks is uncommonly ugly.
The Ugly Duckling (1990)
One of the duck’s eggs hatches out an ugly chick.
A Visit from St. Nicholas (1937)
A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
A Visit from St. Nicholas (1990)
T’was the night before Christmas,
and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
More nursery rhymes in a Happy Hour book.
Humorous verses explore possible careers.
Whiffy McMann (1933)
The story of a girl and her kitten.
Who Knows: A Little Primer (1937)
An elementary school reader.
Wings for the Smiths (1937)
Mr. Smith buys an airplane, learns to fly, and takes his family, including the dogs, up in the air.
The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)
Ethan Allen Hawley decides he wants to be rich, and chooses to act dishonestly to become so.
Wish on the Moon (1954)
The animals help Mrs. McGinty with her garden and there is enough for all.
The Wonderful Locomotive (1928)
Peter takes Old 44 on her last magical transcontinental run from New York to San Francisco and back in six days.