Young readers can once again be captivated by the tale of a mongoose who is taken in by a family of British colonials living in India. Although a few victorianisms in the text will need to be explained to young readers, the story has held up remarkably well over a century's time. This is the story of a boy and his weasel, a bird and a snake, India and the British Empire.

The creatures of the indian garden come truly alive in Kipling's expert prose--the birds sing out messages of joy and warning; the cobra rears and spreads his sinister hood; the brave mongoose leaps and springs, victorious at last. Rikki's fight to defend his family from the menacing cobras Nag and Nagaina remains as suspenseful and emotive as ever.

Rudyard kipling's dramatic tale, rikk-tikki-tavi, here excerpted from the greater volume of The Jungle Book, is the story of the loyal mongoose, and the lengths to which he must go to protect his adoptive human family. Cover image courtesy of Gary Scott.

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo!Three decades and more than one million copies later children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Grades - prek, k, 1, 2, 3. Ages - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Weight - 04. Width - 8. 23. Depth - 9. 40 Arlene mosel and blair lent's classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked legions of children, teachers, generation after generation, and parents, who return, to learn about the danger of having such an honorable name as Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.

Tikki tikki tembo is the winner of the 1968 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.

Rikki Tikki Tavi/Yankee Doodle Cricket

Width - 8. 23. Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. The original 1976 animated feature rikki tikki tavi along with a bonus cartoon of yankee doodle cricket on the same disc! grades - prek, k, 2, 1, 3. Ages - 4, 7, 5, 6, 8. Weight - 04. Depth - 9. 40 .

The Story about Ping

No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, Ping, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River. Width - 8. 23. Since 1933, the story about ping has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. Grades - prek, 2, 1, k, 3. Ages - 4, 7, 6, 5, 8.

Weight - 04. Grosset Dunlap. Ping's misadventures one night while exploring the world around his home form the basis of this timeless classic, which is brought to life by Kurt Wiese's warm and poignant illustrations. Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Depth - 9. 40 .

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

He changed the world. When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States. Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Depth - 9. 40 He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back. He loved books. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. Grades - prek, 1, 2, k, 3. Ages - 4, 6, 7, 5, 8.

Weight - 04. They changed his life. Aladdin. Learn about the early life of abraham Lincoln in this picture book biography that Kirkus Reviews calls “a moving tribute to the power of books and words. In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. His name was Abraham Lincoln.

Width - 8. 23. Grosset Dunlap.

The Gardener

Depth - 9. 40 Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Sarah stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small's illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting. The gardener is a 1997 new york times book review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book.

Square Fish. Grosset Dunlap. Aladdin. Width - 8. 23. Grades - prek, 1, 2, k, 3. Ages - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Weight - 04. By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The LibraryLydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker.

There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that lydia Grace works on her masterpiece -- an ambitious rooftop garden -- which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile.

Homer Price

Grosset Dunlap. Welcome to centerburg!  where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want;  where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of robert mccloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations! Grades - prek, k, 2, 1, 3.

Ages - 4, 7, 5, 6, 8. Weight - 04. Width - 8. 23. Aladdin. Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Square Fish. Depth - 9. 40 .

The Jungle Book

Grosset Dunlap. Join mowgli, a young orphaned boy, including shere khan the Bengal tiger, and a band of animals, Baloo the bear, among many others, and a savvy mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, in this magnificent classic work of children’s fiction. There is no nagging afterward. The law of the jungle reigns supreme in this collection of fables set in late 19th century India.

Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Square Fish. Width - 8. 23. Depth - 9. 40 Grades - prek, 1, 2, k, 3. Ages - 4, 6, 7, 5, 8. Weight - 04. One of the beauties of Jungle Law is that punishment settles all scores. Aladdin.


Square Fish. Aladdin. Width - 8. 23. Fortunately, lizards into footmen, Cinderella is blessed with a fairy godmother who can turn pumpkins into golden coaches, and rags into riches. A magical adaptation charles perrault’s French classic that has been translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown, earning her the Caldecott Medal as well as the love of children everywhere.

And how she wishes to go to the prince’s ball! But her sisters delight in telling her that people would only laugh at her at the palace. Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. At the ball, cinderella will have the most thrilling night of her life—until the stroke of midnight! Grades - prek, 2, 1, k, 3.

Ages - 4, 6, 7, 5, 8. Weight - 04. Grosset Dunlap. Aladdin. Depth - 9. 40 Even in rags, cinderella is a hundred times more beautiful than her cruel stepsisters.

The Ugly Duckling Caldecott Honor Book

Width - 8. 23. HarperCollins Publishers. Aladdin. Square Fish. Grosset Dunlap. A gorgeous, caldecott honor-winning version of the classic storyFor over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers.

With keen emotion and fresh vision, hunters, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale's timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird—marching bravely through hecklers, and cruel seasons—is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness.

Depth - 9. 40 Aladdin. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring the drama to life in this hardcover picture book. Grades - prek, 1, k, 2, 3. Ages - 4, 6, 5, 7, 8. Weight - 04. Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India Paul Galdone Classics

Grosset Dunlap. Twice the clever little monkey foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him. Aladdin. HarperCollins Publishers. Grades - prek, 1, 2, k, 3. Ages - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Weight - 04. Square Fish. Depth - 9. 40 Width - 8. 23. Lionsgate home Entertainment Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Aladdin.