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  • Lon Po Po: a Red Riding Hood Story from China

    by Ed Young

    Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.

  • Lord of the Nutcracker Men

    by Iain Lawrence

    An English boy during World War I comes to believe that the battles he enacts with his toy soldiers control the war his father is fighting on the front.

  • Louise Goes Wild

    by Stephen Krensky

    Tired of being considered predictable, Louise decides to make some changes in her life, but she finds out that her family and friends miss the "old Louise"-- and so does she.

  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

    by Bernard Waber

    The helpful, happy crocodile living on East 88th St. causes a neighborhood feud.

  • Mabela the Clever

    by Margaret Read MacDonald

    An African folktale about a mouse who pays close attention to her surroundings and avoids being tricked by the cat.

  • Madeline

    by Ludwig Bemelmans

    The story of a school girl in Paris.

  • Magyk

    by Angie Sage

    Jenna learns that she is a princess found as a baby by the man she believed was her father and now she and Septimus, who was taken at birth by the midwife, are being threatened by the evil wizard, DomDaniel who intends to finish off the entire royal line.

  • Make Way for Ducklings

    by Robert McCloskey

    Mrs. Mallard leaves her home on an island in the Charles River and escorts her eight ducklings through hazardous Boston traffic to the Boston Public Gardens.

  • Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

    by Denise Fleming

    While two kittens copy everything their mother does, their brother naps.

  • Martha Speaks

    by Susan Meddaugh

    Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.

  • Meet Addy

    by Connie Porter

    In 1864, after her father and brother are sold to another owner, nine-year-old Addy Walker and her mother escape from their cruel life as slaves in North Carolina to freedom in Philadelphia.

  • Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen

    by Marissa Moss

    In 1931, seventeen year old Jackie Mitchell pitches against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game, becoming the first professional female pitcher in baseball history.

  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

    by Virginia Burton

    The story of an Irish steam shovel artist and his old fashioned steam shovel, Mary Anne.

  • Millicent Min: Girl Genius

    by Lisa Yee

    In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course of a tumultuous summer.

  • Millions of Cats

    by Wanda Gig

    The story of a peasant who goes off in search of one kitten and returns with trillions of cats.

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