Annotated Bibliography Assignment
1. Brown, Margaret Wise, and Clement Hurd. Goodnight Moon. New York: Harper & Brothers,
1947. Print. Saying goodnight to each of the objects in the great green room: goodnight chairs,
2. Brown, Margaret Wise, and Clement Hurd. The Runaway Bunny. New York: Harper & Row,
1972. Print. A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is
always right behind him.
3. Flack, Marjorie. Ask Mr. Bear; New York: Macmillan, 1958. Print. When he doesn't know
what to give his mother for her birthday, a small boy asks all the animals for advice.
4. Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon. [New York]: Harper & Row, 1955. Print.
Harold goes on an imaginative walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.
5. Leaf, Munro, and Robert Lawson. The Story of Ferdinand, New York: Viking, 1936. Print.
Ferdinand is a story about a bull, which loves to smell flowers.
6. Boone-Jones, Margaret. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Picture Story. Chicago: Children's Press,
1968. This book is an introduction to the King family, A great story to help kids learn about his
7. Brett, Jan. The Three Snow Bears. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. Print. The children’s
picture book is a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
1. Brett, Jan. Gingerbread Baby. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999. A great retelling of the
traditional Gingerbread Boy
2. Melmed, Laura Krauss. The Rainbabies. Illustrated by Jim LaMarche. New York: Scholastic,
Inc., 1992. A moon shower brings an old, childless couple, twelve tiny rainbabies. The couple
cares for, and loves them.
3. dePaola, Tomie. Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato. Tomie dePaola. New York: G. P.
Putnam's, 1992. A funny Irish folktale about a lazy Irishman by the name of Jamie O'Rourke.
4. Shepard, Aaron. The Gifts of Wali Dad. Illustrated by Daniel San Souci. New York: Simon &
Schuster, 1995. This is a tale from India and Pakistan. This is a retelling of the "Story of Wali
Dad the Simple-hearted," perfectly in the illustrations. This is a good story to introduce culture
and fairy tales to children.
5. dePaola, Tomie. Strega Nona Her Story as told to Tomie dePaola. Tomie dePaola. New York:
G. P. Putnam's, 1996. An endearing story of magic and healing in a small Italian village.
6. Adler, David. A Picture Book Rosa Parks. New York: Holiday House, 1993. This book
portrays the life story of Rosa Parks. It gives a detailed description of her childhood in the
7. Boone-Jones, Margaret. Martin Luther King, Jr. A Picture Story. Chicago: Children's Press,
1968. This book serves as an introduction to the King family, beginning with early childhood to
his career as a civil rights leader.