Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618840192
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they find a new opportunity in a very surprising place.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547350570
Release Date: 2010-06-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

Mike Mulligan and More

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054734970X
Release Date: 2002-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Best known for the ever popular Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and the Caldecott Medal winner The Little House, Virginia Lee Burton wrote and illustrated stories that have been entertaining children, parents, and grandparents for more than sixty years. Many of her books—with themes that honor a simple way of life and celebrate heroes who endure through determination and by adapting to change—have become classic American tales. With an introduction by Barbara Elleman, author of Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art,this handsome collection commemorates four of Burton’s most popular stories, each featured complete and unabridged. Their appeal today, as strong as when the books were first published, is a tribute to one of America’s most innovative illustrators, designers, and writers of stories for children.

Katy and the Big Snow

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395181550
Release Date: 1943
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Geappolis is hidden under a blanket of snow until a red crawler tractor saves the day

Maybelle the Cable Car

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395828473
Release Date: 1997-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Maybelle loves to carry people up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco, until the City Fathers decide that she should be taken out of service in the name of progress.

The Little House

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395181569
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.

Big Machines

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781328468246
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this loving tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, the New York Times best-selling creators Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco pay homage to the storied life of one of the most beloved creators in children’s literature. Everyone in Folly Cove knows Virginia Lee as “Jinnee.” With her magical wands she can draw whatever she imagines, but for her sons Aris and Michael, she draws the most wonderful characters of all: BIG MACHINES with friendly names like Mary Anne, Maybelle, and Katy. Her marvelous magical wands can make anything move—even a cheerful Little House.

Choo Choo

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349718
Release Date: 1989-04-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The adventures of a beautiful little locomotive who decided to run away from her humdrum duties.

Virginia Lee Burton

Author: Barbara Elleman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618003426
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Examines the life, career, artistic style, and literary themes of the twentieth-century author and illustrator of such classic picture books as "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" and "The Little House."

Song of Robin Hood

Author: Anne Burnett Malcolmson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618071865
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Rediscovers fifteen of the original ballads of Robin Hood, presenting the texts, the music, and intricate illuminations.

Life Story

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547348851
Release Date: 2009-11-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton’s 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton’s art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet’s history and their leading roles in it today. The ebook has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles.

Calico the Wonder Horse

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547530633
Release Date: 1997-10-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Way out west in Cactus county lived a horse named Calico. She wasn’t very pretty, but she was smart and could run like greased lightning. When villain Stewy Stinker threatens to hold up Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, will Calico the Wonder Horse be able to save the day? This gift edition celebrates the 75th Anniversary of this classic tale by Caldecott medalist Virginia Lee Burton, the author of Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel. With an updated cover, it's the perfect holiday present for children of all ages.

Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar

Author: James Dean
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062675231
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Pete the Cat meets a super-cool caterpillar in the first Pete the Cat Level 1 I Can Read tale from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator James Dean! Pete thinks he found a new best friend. But when his caterpillar goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to his new friend. Pete is in for one wild surprise at the end! Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar is a Level I Can Read book, complete with original illustrations from the creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean, and is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Carla s Sandwich

Author: Debbie Herman
Publisher: Flashlight Press
ISBN: 9781936261819
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla’s lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle and Green Bean Sandwich, the Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight, and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced and abandon her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. One day, however, tables turn when Buster—the worst tease of all—forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic and Carla thoughtfully offers him her extra sandwich. Her own spirited nature helps Carla teach her classmates that "unusual" can actually be good. Lively illustrations help showcase the book's messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favorite among elementary school children. Carla's creative sandwich solutions provide young chefs-to-be with the inspiration to create sandwich masterpieces of their own.