Haircuts for the Woolseys (The Friendly Families of Fiddle-Dee-Dee Farms). "Winter is over at Fiddle-Dee-Dee Farms, and the Woolsey lambs can't wait to run and jump and play in the fields outside. But first they have their spring haircuts - clip, clip, clip. Then the next morning they wish they hadn't had those haircuts so soon, for the fields are covered in snow. But Granny has been busy all night, and her surprise solutions save the day." (Ages 4-6) 1989

Hark! A Christmas Sampler, by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple. "All over the world people come together to celebrate Christmas with special foods, decorations, music, and gift giving. Jane Yolen, Tomie dePaola, and Adam Stemple have captured the wonderful diversity of the holiday's traditions in this lavishly illustrated collection of stories and legends, original poems, carols both old and new, and Christmas customs. Included in these colorful and decorative pages are such stories as the well-loved legend of Baboushka; the stately measures of the classic carol 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' and the rollicking new song 'North Pole Express'; descriptions of Christmas food, animals, and plants; a history of Santa Claus; a verse play about shepherds; and poems that are reverent, witty, and touching. This beautiful book, the loving collaboration of a distinguished author, artist, and musician, is the ideal companion for family Christmas." (Ages 4 and up) 1991

Hercules, the Gentle Giant, by Nina Schneider. "Even when he was very young, Hercules was a giant. But he was a very gentle giant. Although he was always willing to oblige a neighbor by pulling out a dead tree or moving a boulder, he liked best to lie under the trees and watch for falling feathers. His life was very peaceful. Then one day, there was a great uproar: a fierce lion was threatening the flocks of sheep, and the cowardly king refused to do anything about it. Could Hercules help, and could he teach the king a lesson, too? Nina Schneider's lively text and Tomie dePaola's gleeful two-color pictures combine to create a delightful childhood for this beloved mythological figure." (Age 4-8) 1969

Hide-and-Seek All Week. IN PRINT "The twins want to play Hide-and Seek at school. Who will be IT? What is out of bounds? Where is home base? No one can decide. Will they ever get to play?" (Ages 6-7) 2001 BARKER TWINS BOOKS

Hold Everything, by Sam and Beryl Epstein. "How are books and blue jeans and birds' nests held together? What about the glue and thread and saliva? Would they do the job? Every day we see and handle many objects that are held together by something else. Still we seldom think about how this is done and why. Sam and Beryl Epstein have thought a great deal about the ways in which things are held together. They have sniffed and poked and pulled until they have learned how some insects can stick their nests together without glue, how the tall metal beams of a skyscraper are held upright, and even how certain foods are held together by heat. Tomie dePaola's witty pictures are in three colors and black and white." (Ages 5-6) 1973

The Holy Twins, by Kathleen Norris. "In a unique collaboration, acclaimed author Kathleen Norris and beloved artist Tomie dePaola provide a moving tribute to two miraculous yet very human siblings, saints whose conversations and beliefs continue to inspire us 1,500 years after they lived. The twins, Benedict and Scholastica, grew up as lively best friends in the mountains of northern Italy. But when it came time for them to enter adult life, Benedict traveled to Rome to study, and Scholastica went to a convent of nuns closer to home. Scholastica loved her new life, praying, singing and helping the needy. Benedict enjoyed learning but soon found that the ways of life in Rome were not for him, so he went to the country to live in solitude and to pray. Then Benedict's reputation as a holy man grew, and he was sought out both by those who jealously plotted against him and by those who revered him as their spiritual leader. Benedict's life was filled with dramatic moments and miracles. Scholastica lived a quieter life, but she remained a strong influence on her brother as he developed the Rule of St. Benedict, which guides the Benedictine monasteries to this day." (Ages 6 and up) 2001

The Hunter and the Animals: A Wordless Picture Book. eBook "This story has no words. It doesn't need them. The pictures tell the story. This is what happens: a bluebird warns the animals that the hunter is coming. The animals are scared and hide. The hunter searches and searches, but can't find them. Exhausted, he falls asleep. The animals steal his gun and change things in the forest. The hunter wakes up and thinks he's lost. He is cold and hungry and begins to cry. The animals feel sorry for him. They bring him food and give him back his gun. Then they lead him home. Realizing the animals are his friends, the hunter breaks his gun." (Ages 5-6) 1981

I Love You, Mouse, by John Graham. "In wonderfully childlike verse, a little boy tells baby animals that he loves them, beginning with a mouse that he would take care of with a furry nest and a nibble of cheese. He goes on to a kitten, a puppy, a lamb, a bunny, and other familiar animals until it gets dark and his father picks him up and gently and lovingly puts him to bed. Just right for reading to the very young at bedtime or anytimes, this timeless story, originally published in black and white, now reappears in a larger format, reillustrated in vibrant color by Tomie dePaola." (Ages 3-5) 1976/2008

I Love You, Sun; I Love You, Moon, by Karen Pandell. IN PRINT "Love the world around you with this wonderful board book! Perfect for the youngest children, it’s full of wonder and appreciation for the little things in life, like the wind, the trees, the birds, and the stars. The gentle message and Tomie dePaola’s adorable illustrations of children interacting with their world make this a welcome addition to every toddler’s library." (Ages 1-3) 1994

Te amo, sol; Te amo, luna/I Love You, Sun; I Love You, Moon, by Karen Pandell. IN PRINT "A family favorite since it was first published in 1994, I Love You, Sun; I Love You, Moon has taught basic concepts to a generation of young children. Now, it can be used to introduce these concepts to Spanish readers. Here, each child connects with what he or she sees in both Spanish and English - pointing at the sol/sun, watering a flor/flower, feeding a carrot to a conejo/bunny - all the while saying 'Te amo/I love you' to each one. Tomie's adorable pictures warmly illustrate each activity, making it easy and fun to learn these simple Spanish and English words. A welcome addition to every toddler's library." (Ages 1-3) 1994/2003

In a Small Kingdom, by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Doug Salati. IN PRINT/eBook "In a small kingdom along an ancient road, a bell rings out. The beloved king has died, leaving his magnificent and powerful Imperial Robe to his heir, the young prince. But when the prince's jealous older half brother steals the Imperial Robe, slashing it to bits, the prince can no longer rule - and the small kingdom is in great danger. Now the young prince must find another source of power - and of strength. This enthralling modern fairy tale, written by Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola and illustrated by debut talent Doug Salati, celebrates the greatest power of all: love." (Ages 4-8) 2018

I Will Talk to You, Little One, by Phyllis E. Grann. 2019

Jack. IN PRINT/eBook "When Jack sets out to see the world and find a place of his own, he's surprised to attract a following of enthusiastic animal friends eager to join him on his quest. Jack and his entourage all have high hopes that they will find just what they are looking for as they travel on their merry way. Beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola has based this story on traditional "Jack tales," in which a young hero ventures out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck. This version is perfect for preschoolers, as Jack's reward is a wealth of animal friends who increase in number - and volume - as the story progresses. Children will delight in the cumulative chorus of animal sounds as the pages get more and more crowded with the residents of this delightful kingdom." (Ages 3-5) 2014

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale. IN PRINT "Saints preserve us! Jamie O'Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland. He'll do anything to avoid having to work. So when his poor wife's back gives out before she's able to harvest the potatoes, it looks as if Jamie will go hungry all winter. Now Jamie is as lucky as he is lazy, and one morning he traps himself a leprechaun, from whom he wins a single wish. What does Jamie O'Rourke wish for? All the potatoes he can eat. But this time Jamie may have bitten off more than he can chew. Half Irish himself, beloved author-artist Tomie dePaola is wholeheartedly enthusiastic about passing on this colorful folktale - and with it, perhaps a bit of the luck of the Irish too!" (Ages 4-8) 1992

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale, Board Book. IN PRINT "Jamie O'Rourke is the laziest man in Ireland. Then a leprechaun gives Jamie a seed that grows into the world's biggest potato. But what will Jamie do when the potato grows too large for him to handle?" (Ages 3-5) 1990/2009

Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka. IN PRINT "Jamie O'Rourke's wife, Eileen, has left him alone for a week. All he has to do is clean the dishes and sweep the house. Of course, Jamie's the messiest man in Ireland as well as the laziest, but when a magical pooka comes to do all the housework, he figures he's also the luckiest. But is Jamie's helpful pooka too good to last? Beloved author and illustrator Tomie dePaola has written a delightful sequel to Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, with charming, lively paintings bringing to life the Irish countryside." (Ages 4-8) 2000

Jingle, the Christmas Clown. "When Jingle and Il Circo Piccolo - the Little Circus - arrive at the Italian village ready to perform on Christmas Eve, they find the village almost empty. On the vecchietti - the old-timers - are left, and they cannot afford to celebrate Christmas, much less pay for the circus. So Il Circo Piccolo must go on to the city. Except for Jingle. His baby animals are too tired to keep traveling. Poor Jingle. Poor baby animals. No Christmas this year. But then Jingle sees that the villagers are even sadder than he is. And when the animals draw near to comfort him, Jingle has an idea. And that night... Slowly, one after another, shutters open, and then doors. 'Look, look,' the old people whisper. And what awaits their eyes is a Christmas they could never have imagined. In richly layered paintings, Tomie dePaola captures the spirit of Il Circo Piccolo traveling across the burnished hills of the Italian countryside. And in the tradition of giving, he leaves us with Jingle, the Christmas Clown, who enters the lives of a charming cast of characters and touches them with joy." (Ages 4-8) 1992

John Fisher's Magic Book, by John Fisher. "Can you divide an object without separating it? Can you lift a friend off the ground with your fingertips? Can you make a man walk in two directions at once? Probably not. But with the help of John Fisher's Magic Book and some simple equipment you will find around the house, you can do all these things and much, much more. John Fisher's Magic Book presents over 75 dazzling magical feats. It also shows you the heart of the magician's trade: The showmanship, the daring, the graceful slight of hand; to intrigue, shock and mystify your most skeptical audience. Pick out your favorite tricks. Practice them at home. Then try them out on your friends. You'll be amazed at the results when you slice the ice or suspend the rice." (Ages 10 and up) 1971

The Journey of the Kiss. "Once there was a kiss that lived in a box in the middle of the grass. It did not belong to anyone and it was lonely. So, it decided to go on a journey and find out what it was missing. Starting out to see the world, the kiss has many strange adventures. It meets a mean miser and a foolish princess. Then an old woman tells the kiss to whom it should belong, and the kiss finds its place at last. Here is a fable for our times that speaks directly of love and caring in a child's own terms. Tomie dePaola's two-tone etchings understate the depth of his message while they highlight its humor." (Ages 4 and up) 1970

Joy to the World: Christmas Stories and Songs. IN PRINT "For generations of his fans, Christmas has been synonymous with Tomie dePaola - after all, it's his favorite holiday! Now readers will find three of his best-known and beloved Christmas stories together in this handsome volume. Featuring The Night of Las Posadas, The Story of the Three Wise Kings and The Legend of the Poinsettia, as well as several exquisitely illustrated Christmas carols, this treasury will become an elegant addition to every family's holiday celebrations." (Ages 3-7) 2010

The Kids' Cat Book. eBook "Did you know that there's a cat with curly hair like a poodle's? And that the ancient Egyptians worshiped cats as gods? And that Siamese cats were once the royal property of the King of Siam? And that cats need more protein and fat than dogs? Do you know how to housebreak a kitten? Or why cats are seen with witches on Halloween? Granny Twinkle knows everything there is to know about cats. When Patrick visits to pick out a free kitten, he ends up knowing everything, too. And so will you after reading this book." (Ages 4-8) 1979

Kit and Kat. IN PRINT/eBook "Brother and sister, Kit and Kat, have lots of fun together! In this book, they sleep over at Grandma and Grandpa's house, race their bikes, and even run into a playground bully." (Ages 6-7) 1986/1994

The Knight and the Dragon. IN PRINT "What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the first time? You might guess that it will be no ordinary fight when the knight has to go to the castle library to take out a book on dragon-fighting while the dragon is digging through his ancestors' things to find out how to fight a knight. The outcome of their almost-gallant attempt is a bizarre fun-filled surprise! In an almost wordless picture book, Tomie dePaola depicts, in vibrant full color, every last detail of their lavish preparation and truly offbeat duel." (Ages 4-8) 1980

Knock, Knock! written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, and others. "Knock, knock! Who's there? DORIS. Doris who? Door is open, so come on in... and check out fourteen of the most brilliant and hilarious artists who took the knock-knock joke and made it their own!" (Ages 4-8) 2007