Take This Hammer, by Sam and Beryl Epstein. "What is a hammer? Something we use to bang a nail into a piece of wood, right? But that is only one kind of hammer. We use many different hammers every day. Think about playing a piano, hitting a home run, and beating a drum. We need hammers to do all these things. Take This Hammer teaches basic science concepts through the fun of looking and doing. It is written by Sam and Beryl Epstein, old hands at explaining science to children. Tomie dePaola's rollicking pictures in three colors and black and white bring the words to life." (Ages 4-8) 1969

The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote, by Tony Johnston. IN PRINT "Can a little rabbit outwit both the coyote and the farmer who want to have him for dinner?" (Ages 4-8) 1994

This Is the Ambulance Leaving the Zoo, by Norma Farber. "'This is the BUS stopping to let the AMBULANCE whiz by. These are the CARS piling up behind the stopped BUS. These are the DRIVERS of the CARS piling up...' And so the Ambulance rushes on its way past an Intersection, a Junkyard, Kennels, and other alphabetical landmarks. Where is it going? What does it carry? Everyone will enjoy discovering the answers by following Norma Farber's fast and cheerful alphabet ride, gaily illustrated by Tomie dePaola." (Ages 4-8) 1975

The Three Friends and the Apples. A tiny eight-page paperback, with a tiny story, with simple language. (Ages 5-6) 2000

The Three Friends and the Leaves. A tiny eight-page paperback, with a tiny story, with simple language. (Ages 5-6) 2000

The Three Friends and the Pumpkins. A tiny eight-page paperback, with a tiny story, with simple language. (Ages 5-6) 2000

The Three Friends Go to School. A tiny eight-page paperback, with a tiny story, with simple language. (Ages 5-6) 2000

The Tiger and the Rabbit, and Other Tales, by Pura Belpre. "Here is a collection of folktales, rich in wit and imagination, from the colorful island of Puerto Rico. Pura Belpre is a native of the island and well qualified as a storyteller. The Tiger and the Rabbit, and Other Tales was first published in 1946. Gone from the bookshelves for many years, it is now being published again with several additional stories and new, handsome illustrations. The selections vary from whimsical fantasy, as in 'The Tiger and the Rabbit,' to humorous tales of the peasant people, as in 'The Bed.' The reader is introduced to the nationally famous story character Juan Bobo, a young boy who, in his innocence and simplicity, always manages to outsmart his enemies. Now children can again enjoy these stories and briefly visit the romantic land of sunshine and flowers and fun." (Ages 4-8) 1965

Tom. IN PRINT "Tomie always called his grandfather Tom, since they shared the same name. And they also shared silly jokes and special moments. Tomie re-creates some of their best times together in the story of Tommy and Tom. Tommy's grandfather has a mischievous twinkle in his Irish eyes, and Tommy loves to visit Nana and Tom every Sunday. Wherever Tom is there are giggles and laughter, sometimes so loud that Nana sends him and Tommy off to the basement. One day Tom shows Tommy a most unusual trick that really makes Tommy laugh. He can't wait to try it out at school, but when he does his teacher doesn't think it's so funny. (Some things are meant to be shared only between certain people.) Tom is a warm collection of snapshot memories taken from Tomie dePaola's own childhood. Yet they're the kind of memories that other children will know too. Even if they don't have a grandfather named Tom." (Ages 4-8) 1993

Tomie dePaola's Big Book of Favorite Legends. "Tomie's legends books are among his most popular picture books. Here are four favorites in one beautiful edition! The Legend of the Bluebonnet, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The Legend of the Poinsettia, and Tony's Bread." (Ages 4-8) 2007

Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories. IN PRINT "Now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, this stunningly illustrated collection of Bible stories has become a classic. Award-winning artist Tomie dePaola lovingly brings to life some of the most memorable and significant people in the Old and New Testaments, from Adam and Eve to Jesus and his disciples. Tomie has illustrated selections from the New International Version of the Bible, a contemporary translation. The NIV is easy for both children and adults to understand, so this allows the reader to hear and read the text just as it appears in the Bible. Readers will find themselves caught up in the dramatic events of these well-loved stories, all vividly portrayed in wonderful detail - including Noah's Ark, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, and accounts of Jesus' miracles, death and resurrection. With its brilliant illustrations and a note from Tomie, this special anniversary edition is perfect for the entire family to share." (Ages 4-8) 1990/2010

Tomie dePaola's Book of Christmas Carols. "Christmas is a joyous time of year! A time of warm family gatherings, a sharing of gifts and festive meals, a time of quiet reflection. Symbols abound - in the Christmas creche of the Nativity, brightly decorated trees, and candles flickering in windows. And, everywhere, there is music! Carols with familiar melodies and lyrics, which tell stories of events from long ago, have delighted young and old for generations. Tomie dePaola's love of Christmas and its traditions are evident in the magnificent illustrations he has created for these favorite carols. Vibrant, glowing paintings illuminate every page, and for six of the carols, a foldout page opens up to reveal the carol dramatically illustrated across three pages, in a triptych-like design. This exquisite companion book to Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose and Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales is the perfect family gift for Christmas." (Ages 3 and up) 1987

Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems. "Celebrated artist-author Tomie dePaola has again combined his talents as masterful illustrator and sensitive, intelligent anthologist to create an exuberant collection of poetry to be shared and enjoyed by the whole family. Parents and children alike will delight in the wide selection of poems brought vividly to life through Mr. dePaola's characteristic use of brilliant colors and witty, loving attention to detail. Here are poems ranging from classics by such esteemed poets as Lewis Carroll, William Blake, Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes and Robert Frost, to selections from such acclaimed modern poets as Jack Prelutsky, Nikki Giovanni, X.J. Kennedy, Eve Merriam and Byrd Baylor. There are poems just right for any mood, including funny nonsense poems, poems about animals and parents and friends, and quiet bedtime poems to read just before sleep. With each new page comes another joyful surprise to win children's hearts in this wonderfully inspired introduction to poetry. A stunning companion to Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose, Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales, and Tomie dePaola's Book of Christmas Carols, this book will be a cherished addition to every family's library." (Ages 3 and up) 1988

Tomie dePaola's Country Farm. "Peek through the hole in the big barn door and pull the back cover away from you. Suddenly you are in the sunny world of an old-fashioned country farm, filled with the gentle animals and people who live there. Children play in the barn's rafters climbing over the hay, while below the hayloft and in the barnyard are the chickens, horses, pigs and sheep." "This 'Magic Windows' book is a peepshow modeled after the 19th century devices that open accordion fashion. Through a peephole on the cover, the viewer can see an eight-tiered, detailed three-dimensional farm scene." 1984

Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales. "Now the beloved artist-author of books for children has created a richly illustrated companion book of nursery tales, chosen from among the fairy tales and folk tales, the fables and poems he most loved as a boy. The result is a collection that offers variety and enjoyment for the whole family. From the oldest to the youngest, everyone will find a favorite, whether it be 'The Little Red Hen,' 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' 'Rumpelstiltskin' or 'The Owl and the Pussycat.' Always keeping the youngest child in mind, Tomie dePaola has selected from the works of Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Joseph Jacobs, Aesop, P.C. Asbjornsen, and poets Stevenson, Longfellow and Lear. Older readers will appreciate the wit and style Tomie dePaola brings to his illustrations, while younger children will respond to his infallible sense of fun, his use of brilliant colors and his original interpretations of wonderful characters who have remained the favorites of generations of children. A basic, full collection, just right for every family to share." (Ages 3 and up) 1986

Tomie dePaola's Front Porch Tales & North Country Whoppers. eBook "Aiyah! Yes! An amazing slice of Americana for all. Tomie dePaola brings us laugh-out-loud tales and whoppers mostly from Vermont and "New Hampsha," where he has lived for over thirty-five years (and he's still not a "local"), in the humorous folksy narrative of a North Country native. Funny, crusty, unforgettable characters fill the stories, like George Petty, who delivered the mail in mud season when all one 'could see stickin' outta the mud was George's head!'; Sherman Curtis, who always smells 'a bit ripe' so that 'no respectable black fly or mosquito went near 'em'; and lumbah camp cook Big Gertie, cousin to the Bunyans in the Midwest, whose biscuits were so light, 'they floated an inch off the plate.' Interspersed throughout are comic-strip-style jokes starring an unsuspecting tourist asking an innocent question of a local and getting a hilarious understated reply in a turn-of-the-page surprise. Tomie brings all of his affection for the North Country to these tales - perfect for reading aloud - and to his irresistible folk art filled with the beauty of the seasons and colorful characters you won't soon forget." (Ages 4 and up) 2007

Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose. IN PRINT "Over the centuries, many different versions of Mother Goose have appeared, and Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose has become one of the most beloved. This compilation of over two hundred Mother Goose rhymes is a staple on children's bookshelves everywhere, and this special edition celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. The Mother Goose rhymes are perhaps the most popular collection of poems in the history of children's literature. The delightful old woman on her goose is so dear to our hearts, and so much a part of the oral tradition, that her tales will be recited by children forever. Working primarily from the classic collections of Britain's Iona and Peter Opie, dePaola lovingly brings to life the familiar faces of Little Bo-peep, Humpty Dumpty, Simple Simon, Old King Cole, and a host of other favorites. With the brilliant illustrations of this extraordinarily complete collection, and the addition of both a beautiful framable print and a note from Tomie, this anniversary edition is a wonderful way to share a classic with a brand-new audience - and it is sure to continue as a family favorite for generations to come." (Ages 4-8) 1985

Tomie's Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, and Other Rhymes, Board Book. IN PRINT "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "Jack and Jill," "Little Miss Muffet," and "Hey, Diddle Diddle." (Ages Baby-3) 1986

Tomie's Little Book of Love, Board Book. (Ages 1-3) 1985/1986/1988/2007

Tomie's Little Book of Poems, Board Book. (Ages 1-5) 1988/2004

Tomie's Little Christmas Pageant, Board Book. (Ages 1-4) 1978/2002

Tomie's Little Mother Goose, Board Book. IN PRINT "Heartwarming illustrations and over 24 traditional rhymes and verses - taken from the classic versions - will delight babies, toddlers, and parents alike. This charming board book lovingly brings to life Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, and Little Boy Blue, as well as a host of other favorites for children to laugh with and treasure. This Mother Goose collection is the perfect addition to any family's library." (Ages 1-3) 1985/1997

Tomie's Mother Goose Flies Again, Board Book. (Ages 1-3) 1985/2005

Tomie's Three Bears, and Other Tales, Board Book. (Ages 1-3) 1986/2004

Tony's Bread: An Italian Folktale. IN PRINT "Tony the baker dreams that one day he'll become the most famous baker in all of northern Italy! But until he does, he must be content with making his simple bread for the villagers and keeping his precious daughter, Serafina, in 'the finest clothes, the finest jewelry, anything her heart desires.' Poor Serafina! Having the finest of everything is certainly not at all what her heart desires! Although she is old enough to marry, her father will not even talk to the young men who might court her. Each of their dreams seems far away until Angelo, a wealthy nobleman from Milano, passes by Tony's bakery and sees Serafina. Suddenly, it appears that Angelo may have the answer to both of their dreams. In this refreshingly original folktale, Tomie dePaola creates a delicious story of how the sweet Italian bread in a flower-pot shape came to be called panettone, or Tony's bread. His spirited illustrations capture the warmth and exuberance of Italy and its people, and his wonderful characters are sure to make children laugh - especially the three gossiping zie - aunties - who meddle just enough to help Angelo carry out his plan." (Ages 4-8) 1989

To Ride a Butterfly: Original Pictures, Stories, Poems, & Songs for Children, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, and others. "Fifty-two of the nation's most distinguished authors and artists have contributed their work to this extraordinary volume. Picture stories, folktales, songs, poems, and nonfiction are illustrated with glorious full-color drawings, paintings, and photographs - all created or adapted especially for this collection. To Ride a Butterfly is full of playful wonder and humor, wishes, dreams, and marvelous facts to inspire young minds to soar. Here is a book to read aloud and to share, a collection to be cherished by all generations. Its pleasures are lasting ones; like learning to read, its magic can transform your world. All profits from publication of To Ride a Butterfly will go to Reading Is Fundamental, Inc." (Ages 4-8) 1991

T-Rex Is Missing! IN PRINT "Oh, no! Morgie's dinosaur is gone! Where could it be? Did Morgie's friend Billy take it?" (Ages 6-7) 2002 BARKER TWINS BOOKS

The Triumphs of Fuzzy Fogtop, by Anne Rose. "What is a Fuzzy Fogtop? A Fuzzy Fogtop is a foolish but lovable man. He's so fuzzy-brained he can't find his clothes in the morning. Sometimes he can't even find himself! Fuzzy Fogtop can get on a train that never moves and visit a 'new' town. Funny - it looks just like home. And Fuzzy is friendly: He welcomes a stranger as a beloved friend - and then tells him how much he's changed! Anne Rose's hilarious Fuzzy Fogtop is a character she remembers from tales out of Jewish folklore. The nonsensical humor of Ms. Rose's text, along with Tomie dePaola's exuberant and colorful pictures, will make many new friends for this charming bumbler." (Ages 4-8) 1979

Trouble in the Barkers' Class. IN PRINT "The Barker twins, Morgie and Moffie, are so excited: A new student is joining their class! Morgie makes her a welcome card, and Moffie can't wait to play blocks with her. But when Ms. Shepherd introduces Carole Anne to the class, she doesn't smile. Instead, she causes trouble. She pushes Moffie in line and scribbles on Morgie's drawing. She even throws Morgie's special dinosaur book into the bushes! With Carole Anne making it impossible for anyone to like her, everyone in the class starts to ignore her. But one Saturday, Morgie hears someone crying behind the bushes near the Barkers'. It's Carole Anne! Will Morgie try to find out what's wrong - before there's even more trouble in class?" (Ages 4-8) 2003 BARKER TWINS BOOKS

The Tyrannosaurus Game, by Steven Kroll. "What do you do when it's raining out and school is boring and everyone's feeling blah? You play the 'tyrannosaurus game.' Jimmy starts: 'Last Saturday, I was eating breakfast when all of a sudden a tyrannosaurus came crashing through the window.' Peggy picks up the story, passes it to Susan, who passes it to Billy, Alice, Rusty, and soon, as each child adds something new, the tyrannosaurus is riding a bus, a seesaw, a motorbike, and a roller coaster. When the story reaches Philip, he comes up with a marvelously preposterous ending. Tomie dePaola's three-color pictures add to the exuberance, and readers will want to invent their own 'tyrannosaurus game.'" (Ages 3-5) 1976