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Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio

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'Los Angeles is a place of movie stars and fast cars and people who are too rich and people who are too poor. An area of freeway chases and drive-bys and death. But there's another L.A., one where warmth and humor and humanity pervade. Where a tacqueria sign…
My Abuelita
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|September 7, 2009

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Abuelita's hair is the color of salt. Her face is as crinkled as a dried chile. She booms out words as wild as blossoms blooming. She stuffs her carcacha -her jalopy-with all the things she needs: a plumed snake, a castle, a skeleton, and more. Her grandson…
Laugh-Out-Loud Baby
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|September 4, 2012

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From Caldecott Medalist Stephen Gammell and beloved writer Tony Johnston, this joyous picture book celebrates the sound of a baby’s laughter. The family gathers round to hear the sweet sound of the new baby’s sweet laugh! But just because everyone has…
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella
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|October 23, 2000

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In the old growth forest, a dashing Bigfoot prince searches for his Bigfoot princess. Rrrrrella, who also lives in the forest, would be a perfect match. But can she get past her ugly stepsisters to win the prince's heart? Full-color illustrations.
The Cowboy And The Black-eyed Pea
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|April 16, 1996

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This hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea  with a Wild West twist is perfect for a read-aloud! Farethee Well is a woman of strong mind and bodacious beauty, but when suitors come to ask for her hand in marriage, can she tell a real cowboy from a…
The Cat with Seven Names
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|August 1, 2013

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In a busy urban neighborhood, six very different individuals who don’t know each other have something in common: they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area. From a librarian to a homeless war veteran to a little girl who’s…
The Tale Of Rabbit And Coyote
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|May 18, 1998

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A lively trickster tale rooted in the folklore of Mexico. Poor Coyote! How'd he get bonked by a rock-hard fruit underneath the jicara tree? Who tricked him into whacking a wasps' nest with a stick? And why is he always howling at the moon? Because of Rabbit,…
Bone By Bone By Bone
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|August 7, 2007

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FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK in 1950s Tennessee. Tony Johnston draws on her own childhood memories to limn a portrait of a sensitive and compassionate boy fighting for a friendship his father forbids. David's daddy is determined that his son will grow up…
The Harmonica
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|July 1, 2008

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When the Nazis invaded Poland, a family is split apart. The parents are sent to one concentration camp, their son to another. Only his father's gift, a harmonica, keeps the boy's hopes alive and, miraculously, ensures his survival. Tony Johnston's powerful…
Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants

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Wild West chaos and creative problem solving are the force behind a well-loved American institution. What's a California miner to do when gold dust sifts right out of his holey pockets? With such a raggedy wardrobe, he may as well be mining in the vanilla (that…
A Small Thing . . . But Big
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|October 18, 2016

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Lizzie and her mom go to the park. That's where Lizzie meets an elderly man and his companion, Cecile, a dog about her size. But Lizzie is afraid of dogs, so she'll have to rely on her new friend to help her take things one step at a time. Getting over your…
First Grade, Here I Come!
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|June 30, 2015

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From award-winning author Tony Johnston and David Walker comes the perfect book for first time First Graders! Kindergarten? Done! I'm zooming off to first grade now. I need about five friends to play good games like hide-and-sneak and where-the-sidewalk-ends.…