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JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JPB  Anderson,

Anderson, Peggy Perry.  TIME FOR BED, THE BABYSITTER SAID.  Not even his babysitter's most strenuous efforts can convince Joe the frog to go to bed. c1987.

 

JPB   Asher

Asher, Sandy.  TOO MANY FROGS!  Rabbit's comfortable nightly routine is disturbed by exuberant Froggie, who settles in for a snack and a story without being invited. c2005


JPB  Berenzy.

Berenzy, Alix.  FROG PRINCE.  Rebuffed by the princess after retrieving her golden ball, a noble frog sets out to find a more suitable mate. c1989.


JPB  Blake

Blake, Quentin.  THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG.  Relates the adventures of Great Aunt Gertrude and her dancing frog as they travel the world and gain fame and fortune.c1990.


JPB    Fleming

Fleming, Denise.  IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND.  Illustrations and rhyming text describe the activities of animals living in and near a small pond as spring progresses to autumn.  c1993.


JPB Gwynne

Gwynne, Fred.  PONDLARKER  Not satisfied being a frog, Pondlarker seeks a princess' kiss to fulfill his princely ambitions. c1990.


JPB  Himmelman

Himmelman, John.  AMANDA AND THE WITCH SWITCH.  A friendly witch named Amanda gives a toad three wishes, but her good intentions backfire when he uses one of the wishes to become a witch. c1985.


JPB    Hunter

Hunter, Anne.  POSSUM AND THE PEEPER.  When Possum is awakened on the first day of spring by a loud noise that won't stop, he and all the other animals, who have also had their winters' sleep disturbed, set out to discover who is making all the racket. c1998.


JPB    James

James, Betsy.  TADPOLES.  Molly likes her tadpoles better than her baby brother Davey but admires Davey's growth over a period of several months and compares it to the development of her tadpoles. Includes instructions for caring for tadpoles. c1999.


JPB  Jordan

Jordan, Martin.  JOURNEY OF THE RED-EYED TREE FROG.  A tree frog whose home is threatened by the destruction of the rain forest makes a long journey to the heart of the Amazon jungle, encountering many animals along the way, and consults the Oracle Toad for advice. c1992.


JPB    Joyce

Joyce, William.  BENTLY & EGG.  A shy, singing frog is left in charge of a very special egg that changes his life. c1992.


JPB  Kent

Kent, Jack.  THE CATERPILLAR AND THE POLLIWOG.  Impressed by the proud caterpillar's boast that she will turn into a butterfly when she grows up, a polliwog determines to watch the caterpillar very carefully and turn into a butterfly too. c1982.


JPB    Lionni

Lionni, Leo.  THE EXTRAORDINARY EGG.  Jessica the frog befriends the animal that hatches from an egg she brought home, thinking it is a chicken. c1994.


JPB    Lionni.

Lionni, Leo.  FISH IS FISH.  When his friend, the tadpole, becomes a frog and leaves the pond to explore the world, the little fish decides that maybe he doesn't have to remain in the pond either. c1970.


JPB    Lobel

Lobel, Arnold.  DAYS WITH FROG AND TOAD.  An I Can Read Book.  Frog and Toad spend their days together, but find sometimes it's nice to be  alone. c1979.


JPB    Lobel

Lobel, Arnold.  FROG AND TOAD ALL YEAR.  An I Can Read Book. Two friends share experiences in each season of the year. c1976.


JPB    Lobel

Lobel, Arnold.  FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS.  An I Can Read Book. Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad. c1970.


JPB  Lobel

Lobel, Arnold.  FROG AND TOAD TOGETHER.  An I Can Read Book.  Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery. [1972]


JPB    Mayer

Mayer, Mercer.  A BOY, A DOG AND A FROG.  Tells in pictures a boy's unsuccessful attempts to catch a frog. [1967]


JPB    Mayer

Mayer, Mercer.  A BOY, A DOG, A FROG, AND A FRIEND.  A quiet fishing party is interrupted when something unexpected bites on the line. [1971]


JPB    Mayer

Mayer, Mercer.  FROG, WHERE ARE YOU?  A boy and his dog suffer through several adventures while searching for a pet frog that escaped during the night. Sequel to A boy, a dog, and a frog. [1969]


JPB    Paris

Paris, Pat.  THE FROG.  Rhyming text and pop‑up illustrations follow a frog's interaction with five other animals, through the book, onto the back cover, and back to the front cover again c1989.


JPB    Popov

Popov, Nikolai.  WHY?  A frog, peacefully sitting in a meadow, is suddenly attacked by an umbrella-wielding mouse in a confrontation that quickly turns into full-scale war. c1996.


JPB    Potter

Potter, Beatrix.  THE TALE OF MR. JEREMY FISHER.  A frog fishing from his lily pad boat doesn't catch any fish, but one catches him. [c1934]


JPB    Priceman

Priceman, Marjorie. FROGGIE WENT A COURTING. An updated version of the familiar folk song about the courtship and wedding of Frog and Ms. Mouse, set in New York City. c2000.


JPB  Priceman 

Priceman, Marjorie.  FRIEND OR FROG.  When Kate has to find a new home for her frog, Hilton, her advertisement in the newspaper brings some alarming responses. c1989.


JPB    Rockwell

Rockwell, Anne F.  BIG BOSS.  A hungry tiger and a smart fox flee the voracious appetite of a clever little             frog. [1975]


JPB    Rockwell

Rockwell, Anne F.  TOAD.  Describes one year in the life of Toad who lives in the flower

garden. [c1972]


JPB    Rojankovsky

FROG WENT A-COURTIN'  Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse. [1955]


JPB    Scieszka

THE FROG PRINCE, CONTINUED.  After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy he situation. c1991.


JPB    Snape

Snape, Juliet.  FROG ODYSSEY. When a construction project forces the frogs to lose their pond, they venture into the city to find a new home.c1996.

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JPB    Wiesner.

Wiesner, David.  TUESDAY.  Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby. houses while their inhabitants sleep. c1991.

 

JPB   Willis

Willis, Jeanne.  TADPOLE'S PROMISE.  When a caterpillar meets her perfect love, a tadpole, she begs him never to change, but their relationship is doomed. c2005.


JPB    Wood

Wood, Audrey.  JUBAL'S WISH.   Jubal Bullfrog wishes for happiness for his animal friends and finds that sometimes wishes come true in an unexpected way. c2000.


JPB    Yolan

Yolan, Jane. COMMANDER TOAD AND THE INTERGALACTIC SPY. Commander Toad and the crew

of Star Warts are asked to rout out Tip Toad, Space Fleet's greatest and most elusive spy. c1986


JPB Yolen

Yolen, Jane.  KING LONG SHANKS.  Although he hates their poor poetry, a frog king agrees to let two flattering scoundrels create an outfilt 

for him that will show off his fine, long, strong legs and test the loyalty of his subjects. c1998.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE NONFICTION

 

J    398.2   A544th

Mills, Lauren A.  THUMBELINA.  After being kidnapped by a toad, a beautiful girl no bigger than a thumb has a series ot dreadful experiences and makes many animal friends before meeting a fairy prince just her size. c2005.

 

J    398.2    L478to

Lee, Jeanne M.  TOAD IS THE UNCLE OF HEAVEN: A VIETNAMESE FOLK TALE.  Toad leads a group of animals to ask the King of Heaven to send rain to the parched earth. c1985.


YP    398.2    M382my

Martin, Rafe.  MYSTERIOUS TALES OF JAPAN.  “Frog Friend.” c1996.


J    398.21    H198sc

Hamanaka, Sheila.  SCREEN OF FROGS: AN OLD TALE.  A spoiled rich man in Japan discovers a respect for nature in time to turn his life around. , c1993.


J    398.21    L674fr

Lewis, J. Patrick.  THE FROG PRINCESS: A RUSSIAN FOLKTALE.  Forced to marry an ugly frog, the youngest son of the Tsar is astounded to learn that the frog is really the beautiful princess Vasilisa the Wise. c1994.


J    398.21    V994b

Vuong, Lynette Dyer.  THE BROCADED SLIPPER AND OTHER VIETNAMESE TALES.

“Master Frog.” c1982.


J    398.22    C639tr

Climo, Shirley.  A TREASURY OF PRINCESSES: PRINCESS TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.  Presents retellings of seldom-heard princess tales, featuring such heroines as White Jade, Gulnara, and Vasilisa the Frog Princess. A discussion of princess lore precedes each selection. c1996.


YP    398.24    M775bi

Montejo, Victor.  THE BIRD WHO CLEANS THE WORLD: AND OTHER MAYAN FABLES. “The Hen and the Frog” c1991.


J    591.3    L791me

Llamas Ruiz, Andres.  METAMORPHOSIS.  Describes the process of metamorphosis in caterpillars, tadpoles, and dragonfly larvae. c1996.


J    591.52    M623at

Michels, Tilde.  AT THE FROG POND.  Describes the animal life at a secluded pond during spring and summer days. c1989.

 

J    591.763   S849

Stewart, David.  POND LIFE.  A simple introduction to the life and life cycle of pond animals throughout the year. c2002.

 

J   591.768   H658fr

Himmelman, John.  FROG IN A BOG.  Features animals, insects, and plants in a bog. c2004.


J     597.8    A763al

Arnosky, Jim.  ALL ABOUT FROGS. Learn how to tell frogs apart and what frog sounds to listen for. c2002.


J    597.8    C875re

Cowley, Joy.  RED-EYED TREE FROG.  This frog found in the rain forest of Central America spends the night searching for food while also being careful not to become dinner for some other animal. c1999.


J    597.8    F635di

Florian, Douglas. DISCOVERING FROGS.  Discusses the development and behavior of frogs and introduces several varieties. c1986.


J    597.8    P281ta

Pascoe, Elaine.  TADPOLES.  Explores the physical characteristics, reproduction, habitat, and

metamorphosis of tadpoles. Includes hands-on activities. c1997.


J    597.8    S851am

Stewart, Melissa.  AMPHIBIANS.  What is an amphibian? - Hot and cold - A double life - A look at frogs - Silent salamanders - Amphibians in our lives. Describes the basic behavior, physical traits, and life cycles of amphibians. c2001.


J    597.8    V529wh

Vern, Alex.  WHERE DO FROGS COME FROM?  GreenLight Reader;Grades 1-2,Reading with help, ages 6-8.c2001


J    597.8    W191ta

Wallace, Karen.  TALE OF A TADPOLE.  Eyewitness readers. Level 1."Preschool-Grade 1."

Describes the development of a tadpole into a frog. c1998.


J    597.8    W724li

Williams, John.  THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG. Describes, in brief text and illustrations, the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the common frog. 1988, c1987.


J    597.87    C689f

Cole, Joanna.  A FROG'S BODY.  Close‑up photographs and text explain the details of a frog's

anatomy. c1980.


J    597.87    J69tr

Johnson, Sylvia. TREE FROGS. Describes different kinds of tree frogs and the way in which they live. c1986.


J    597.89    L131co

Lacey, Elizabeth A. THE COMPLETE FROG: A GUIDE FOR THE VERY YOUNG NATURALIST.  Explores the world of the frog, examining it physical characteristics, life cycle, eating habits, and place in fact and fiction. c1989.


J    784.4924    S451f

Seeger, Pete.  THE FOOLISH FROG.  Relates the chain of events that caused the frog to puff himself up until he exploded-all because of a song. [1973]


J    811.54    G348gr

George, Kristine O'Connell.  THE GREAT FROG RACE.  A collection of poems about frogs and dragonflies, wind and rain, a visit to the tree farm, the garden hose, and other familiar parts of indoor and outdoor life. c1997.

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE FICTION


J    G742ad

Grahame, Kenneth. THE ADVENTURES OF MR. TOAD FROM THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Follows the escapades of Mr. Toad as he escapes from jail, is reunited with Mole, Ratty, and Badger, and together with them battles the weasels to reclaim Toad Hall. Companion to "The River Bank." c1998.


J    G853em

Griffith, Helen V.  EMILY AND THE ENCHANTED FROG.  Emily kisses an enchanted frog and turns him into a handsome prince much to his dismay.c1989.


J    K39so

Kerley, Barbara.  SONGS OF PAPA'S ISLAND. A mother tells her daughter a series of stories about life on Guam before the daughter was born and when she was a baby. “The Last Frog.” c1995.


J    L944to

Luderer, Lynn Marie. THE TOAD INTRUDER. Although Monica would like her toad Schultz to need her as much as her dog and her hamster do, she comes to believe he would be happier in the woods. c1982.


J    N216ji

Napoli, JIMMY, THE PICKPOCKET OF THE PALACE. Jimmy, the froglet son of an enchanted frog‑prince, tries to save his pond from the evil hag and in the process finds himself transformed into a human boy. c1995.

 


PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

 

P.R.  371.953   P765f

Polette, THE FROG AND TOAD THINKING BOOK.  "Based on the frog and toad series / created by Arnold Lobel."c1982.


P.R.  372.7   K83fr

Kopp, FROG MATH: PREDICT, PONDER, PLAY: TEACHER'S GUIDE.  Great explorations in math and science. GEMS. "Grades Kindergarten‑3"1995, c1992.

 

 


MEDIA

 

AID   372.7 C212am

Ideal School Supply  CAN DO! [game] 21 Frog problem cards- 21 Snail answer cards. Addition facts 0‑20 with missing numerals.


AID    597 R426

Society for Visual Education.  REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS [picture] Notes, questions, and suggestions for related activities on the back of each study print. Toad, Frog race. - then to reconstruct it.


TAPE   500    M379    3

Encyclopedia Britannica Educational, 1975. Martin, Bill. FROGS IN A POND. [Sound recording]  Describes the life cycle of the frog with text and watercolor pictures. c1975.


TAPE   M587ta

Potter, Beatrix.  THE TALE OF MR. JEREMY FISHER.  [sound recording] (9 min.) Rabbit Ears Productions, A frog fishing from his lily pad boat doesn't catch any fish, but one catches him. c1992.


VCR    F927

FROG WENT A-COURTIN'. [videorecording] (12 min.)Weston Woods, [197-] An iconographic interpretation of the folk song as illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky and sung by John Langstaff.  Includes subtitles for use in audience-participation singing.


VCR    597.6 F927fr

FROGS & TOADS [videorecording] (30 minutes)  Eastman Kodak Co. c1988. Introduces both young and old to the world of frogs and toads.


VCR   782.42   F686

THE FOOLISH FROG [videorecording] (8 minutes)  Weston Woods Studio, c1971. A dramatization of Charles L. Seeger's and Pete Seeger's song of the same title in which a foolish bullfrog explodes with pride when he hears someone singing a song.

 

Created by Donna Wallach,  April 2006

  

                                                                     

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