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 JPB     De Regniers

De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. THE GIANT STORY.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. A little boy named Tommy pretends to be a giant and do what giants do.c1953.


JPB    Marshall

Marshall, James.  Swine lake.  A hungry wolf attends a performance of Swine Lake, performed by the Boarshoi Ballet, intending to eat the performers, but he is so entranced by the story unfolding on the stage that he forgets about his meal. c1999.


JPB    Minarik

Minarik, Else Holmelund.  FATHER BEAR COMES HOME.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Minarik describes the adventures of Little Bear in which he goes fishing, has the hiccups, looks for a mermaid, and welcomes Father Bear home from the sea. [1959]


JPB    Minarik

Minarik, Else Holmelund.  A KISS FOR LITTLE BEAR.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Little Bear's thank‑you kiss from grandmother gets passed on to him by many animals and greatly aids the skunks' romance. [1968]


JPB    Minarik

Minarik, Else Holmelund.  LITTLE BEAR.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Four short stories about little bear. An I CAN READ book. [1957]


JPB    Minarik

Minarik, Else Holmelund.  Little Bear's valentine.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Little Bear looks forward to giving his mother a valentine and to figuring out who the secret admirer is who sent him one. c2003.


JPB    Minarik

Minarik, Else Holmelund.  NO FIGHTING, NO BITING!  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Sometimes Rosa and Willy behave like the two little alligators in the stories Cousin Joan tells them. [1958]


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE: a book of months.  A small read-aloud book with a nonsense verse for each month of the year. The paramount joys of chicken soup are cited on each page. [1962]


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN.  A little boy's dream‑fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter. [1970]


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  KENNY'S WINDOW.  The narrative is concerned with 7 questions which Kenny brings back from a dream, questions such as Can you mend a broken promise? [1956]


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  ONE WAS JOHNNY: A COUNTING BOOK.  A small book, engagingly illustrated, told in rhyme. c1962.


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  OUTSIDE OVER THERE.  With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride. c1981.


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  SEVEN LITTLE MONSTERS.  Seven monsters make trouble for the villagers. c1977.


JPB    Sendak

Sendak, Maurice.  WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.  A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king. c1963.


JPB   Udry

Udry, Janice May.  THE MOON JUMPERS. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Four children play in the moonlight before bedtime on a soft summer night. [1959]





J    398.21    G864de

Grimm, Wilhelm.  DEAR MILI: an old tale.   Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The story of dear Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained in her family's possession for over a century and a half. It tells of a mother who sends her daughter into the forest to save her child from a terrible war. c1988.


J    398.21    G864k

Grimm, Jacob.  King Grisly-Beard: [a take from the brothers Grimm] Pictures by Maurice Sendak.  Because of her


hateful pride, the king gives his daughter in marriage to the first beggar that comes to the door. [1973]


J    398.8    I11

Opie, Iona Archibald. Editor.  I saw Esau: the schoolchild's pocket book.

A collection of rhymes and riddles traditionally passed on orally from child to child. c1992.


YP    741.6    K97ar

Kushner, Tony.  The art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the present.  Tracing Sendak's life and work from 1980 to the present, this richly illustrated volume is filled with projects in various mediums, both inside and outside the children's book arena. c2003.


J    782.42    W673lu

Wilder, Alec.  LULLABIES AND NIGHT SONGS.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. c1965.


J    783.6554    K52m

King, Carole.  MAURICE SENDAK'S REALLY ROSIE: Starring the Nutshell Kids. Scenario and songs featuring Rosie and her neighborhood friends in Brooklyn who spend the day pretending to make a movie. c1975.


J    810.8    B592bo

Durell, Ann. Editor.  THE BIG BOOK FOR PEACE.  The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard, illustrated by famous illustrators such as Paul Zelinsky, the Dillons, and Maurice Sendak. c1990.



J    811.508    H794h    c.2

Hopkins, Lee Bennett.  Hey-how for Halloween! An anthology of Halloween poetry by John Ciardi, Maurice Sendak, E E. Cummings, Carl Sandburg, and others. [1974]





J    A982w

Ayme, Marcel.  THE WONDERFUL FARM.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Two lively and imaginative sisters, Marinette and  Delphine, who live on a French farm with their thrifty parents and a variety of barnyard & woodland animals that are both anthropomorphic and capable of magical feats. [1951]


J    D328a

De Jong, Meindert.  ALONG CAME A DOG.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak..  A stray dog earns a home for himself by protecting a little red hen and her chicks from a preying hawk. [1958]


J    D328h

De Jong, Meindert.  THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home. c1956.


J    D328l

De Jong, MeindertTHE LITTLE COW AND THE TURTLE. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. A little cow befriends three hoboes who feed her honey, two little boys who feed her apples, and a turtle on a valiant journey to the lake. [1955]


J    J37an

Jarrell, Randall.  THE ANIMAL FAMILY.  Decorations by Maurice Sendak. c1965.


J    J83w

Joslin, Sesyle.  WHAT DO YOU DO, DEAR? [Proper conduct for all occasions] 395 Pictures by Maurice Sendak.  Uses exotic and humorous examples to present guidelines for handling the social situations children must commonly cope with. c1961.


J    M135l

MacDonald, George.  THE LIGHT PRINCESS.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.  Because she is not invited to the christening of the princess, the King's sister casts a spell depriving the child of gravity and the ability to weep tears. c1977.


J    M135mf

MacDonald, Betty Bard.  MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE'S FARM.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is back with special cures for the not truthful, pet forgetter, the fraidy‑cat, the destructive child, and the child who continually says, "I can't find it." [1954]


J    S474h

Sendak, Maurice.  HECTOR PROTECTOR, AND AS I WENT OVER THE WATER: two nursery rhymes with pictures. [1965]


J    S474h

Sendak, Maurice.  HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP! OR There must be more to life. A tale of Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, who packs her leather bag and goes out into the world to look for something more than every thing. She hears that the World Mother Goose Theatre is preparing a new production needing a new leading lady. [1967]


J    S474in

Sendak, Philip.  IN GRANDPA'S HOUSE.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.  A huge talking bird, a friendly giant, and other fantastic creatures help David find his missing grandfather and discover the lessons every Jewish boy should know. c1985.


J    S617z

Singer, Isaac Bashevis.  ZLATEH THE GOAT, AND OTHER STORIES.  Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The stories vary in interest, some being no more than vignettes, but the first, Fool's Paradise, and the last, the title story are masterpieces. [1966]





P.R.    011.26    Z54

Herne, ed. THE ZENA SUTHERLAND LECTURES, 1983-1992. Sources of inspiration / Maurice Sendak  c1993.


P.R.    372.6    S474ca

Palumbo, Thomas J.  INTEGRATING THE LITERATURE OF MAURICE SENDAK IN THE CLASSROOM.  A Good Apple integrated literature idea and activity book for grades 2‑7. c1993.


P.R.    741.64    M322wa

Marcus, Leonard S.  Ways of telling: conversations on the art of the picture book.  A collection of interviews with fourteen artists and writers of picture books who, regardless of their country of origin, have had a major impact in the United States. Includes Maurice Sendak. c2002.


P.R.    814.54    S474ca

Sendak, Maurice.  CALDECOTT & CO: notes on books and pictures. c1988





VCR    R288


NUTSHELL KIDS [videorecording] (26 min.)  Originally produced as motion picture.  An animated story about Rosie, a girl who is determined to convince everyone that she is a star and an absolutely fascinating personality. Story and lyrics by Maurice Sendak .


VCR    W567

Weston Woods, c1973.  WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.  [videorecording]  (8 min.) Max, a small boy making mischief in his wolf suit, creates a fantasy world where he reigns as King over the Wild Things.


VCR    92    S474

Weston Woods Studios, c1986.  SENDAK.  [videorecording]  (27 min.)  Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of children's books, describes the significant events of his life and their impact on his work. He explores the fantasies, fears and familiar happenings of childhood that are the roots of great literature for children.





Ref    025.213    P679hi

Pistolis, Donna Reidy. Hit list-frequently challenged books for children. Books covered includes In the night kitchen by Maurice Sendak.c1996.


Ref    810.9    M141    2000

McElmeel, Sharron L. 100 most popular picture book authors and illustrators: biographical sketches and bibliographies. c2000.



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