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Identifying children's book where child chooses to be reborn

Can you help me identify this book from my childhood? I think it was a picture book, and there was a part where a spirit was choosing what planet, family, etc. to be reborn into. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Jan 3, 2016 - 2 answers

dirty town kitty children's book?

For years I have been looking for information about a children's book about a mother cat and her kitten and a (coal?) town where it was so dirty that no cat would stay there, despite the wishes of the inhabitants. The mother cat has to make a trip and isn't sure she can leave her kitten in the dirty town, but someone comes out of a building (maybe, where all the residents have chosen names they'd give a kitten if they could have one?), and (maybe beats a pot with a spoon? and) calls out all the cat names one after another in hopes of calling the kitten. Mother cat is convinced and leaves kitten. [more inside]
posted by diodotos on Dec 21, 2014 - 3 answers

Children's book identification halp

I'm looking for help identifying a book I read when I was a kid in the 80s! I don't remember much about it other than some impressions about visual style, a few plot points, and one line of text. The book in question went missing when we moved in 1989, so I know it was written before then. [more inside]
posted by laeren on Dec 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Children's story about the entire world being quiet

Help me find the name of this story I remember about a moment when everyone stops making noise at once. [more inside]
posted by grog on Mar 2, 2014 - 4 answers

Best places to shop for books for kids (age 1-4) in Chicago?

Please recommend your favorite stores for books for kids in Chicago. I am interested in finding used books, quirky books, and progressive books. Not necessarily all three and not necessarily in that order. Toddler Xalf is almost 1.5 years old, but I'm happy to buy books that will be over his head for the next few of years. Any part of Chicago is fine. Suburbs too, especially those to the north.
posted by Xalf on Sep 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Tell me the name of this children's book from its cover (1940-1970ish)

I'm trying to identify an English-language book by its cover as seen in a photo of my friend taken in 1970 when she was a year old. The original image is hard to make out, but I inverted it and made it black and white. Does anyone recognize it? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Aug 8, 2013 - 42 answers

How can I get my 13 yo daughter's childrens book published?

My daughter is 13 yo & is a pretty good artist. She is extremely creative & she has compiled a great deal of pictures that she has drawn. What i find incredibly unique about these pictures, is that they are all of Puns... like "Running out of time" with somebody running out of a giant clock.... etc., etc., etc... Again, they are VERY unique. Every time i look at them, she's added a few, and they are all very clever. I thought it would be terrific if she could compile them together... with either captions under each, or even putting some words to them to create a short story...etc. Thereby, resulting in a book... based on these puns, the target audience would be around her age (say maybe 10 yo or so) & up. How would i go about or rather who would i contact, to present it to a publishing company? I welcome all thoughts & suggestions!
posted by foodybat on Jul 22, 2013 - 18 answers

trying to remember the name of a childrens book about a bowl

The bowl was Spanish, and didn't want to be warrior... it just wanted to smell flowers... anyone remember or know what book this is?
posted by butterball on Jun 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Children's-Book-Filter: Dead missionary parents, New England island, driving on ice

Children's novel: Protagonist is the son of deceased missionaries, retaining only a comforter and a photograph. He lives with an aunt and uncle, and the plot concerns his reintegration into non-missionary society. Setting is an island in New England, and there are scenes of driving on the ice in the winter to get to the mainland. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Mar 20, 2012 - 0 answers

Lost childrens books section

Looking for a childrens book where objects and things are drawn small and precise. Almost like Goldbug or Waldo. From the 80s. Possible features: Things are categorized, there's drawing instruction, it's for boys, in a series.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jan 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Trying to recall a book from my childhood

Trying to recall a book from my childhood - "The Travelling Globe/Hourglass" Picture search style but not childish at all, very intricate possibly Victorian-themed artwork picturing different scenes from afar but in great detail - circus, city [more inside]
posted by mangoprawn on Aug 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Trying to follow the light. But failing.

Bookfilter: something something FANTASY something something BLUE LIGHT something something BIG SNAKE. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Feb 11, 2011 - 7 answers

looking for children's book about dolls

Looking for a children's book about a girl with six dolls... [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Feb 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Dog behavior, fruit flies, and basic sex ed.

[Children's Book Filter] I am trying to remember the name of an oversized book geared toward children, in the tween and adolescent set. [more inside]
posted by simulacra on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Kid Book Help

Another "help me remember this kid book" question. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Aug 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Push the water out

Name that kids book, little boy drowns playing in the water, kindly old man performs CPR on him, saying something like "blow the air in, push the water out". [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Feb 19, 2010 - 9 answers

What was this picture book involving animals in battle scenes?

What was this children's book I had in the 1980s that contained large pictures of woodland animals engaged in battle scenes, using military equipment such as cannons that fired acorns? [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention on Nov 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Faceless Nuns in Childrens Book

Looking for a circa late 70's early 80's Children's Picture Book with faceless nuns. Hoping someone in the MeFi shared my same crazed childhood where aunts gave books for Christmas every.year [more inside]
posted by will wait 4 tanjents on Sep 22, 2009 - 4 answers

[Child Book Filter] 70s Children's Book on Pollution

Does anyone remember the name of a children's book that was a cautionary tale against air pollution? I remember it being a soft cover book w/ that was short and wide. Pictures of factory(s) and people getting and wearing gas masks (as well as dogs)! I can't remember the ending but hopefully my description suffices.
posted by gnash on Jan 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Sci-fi kids book with BASIC code

Childhood BookFilter: A sci-fi choose-your-own adventure book with snippets of BASIC code that would be a complete game in the end. [more inside]
posted by pravit on Dec 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Anyone know this book?

Trying to find/remember a childrens book from my childhood (I'm 33) in which there were either hippos or elephants having a run-in with an evil sultan. I think the animals got shoved into a tarpit or something - a bit intense....
posted by H. Roark on Sep 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Recommendations for science experiment book for children?

Looking for recommendations for a science experiment book suitable for an 8 year old. When I was a kid, I had a copy of “Mr. Wizard’s Supermarket Science” that I loved, but unfortunately it’s out of print. Any suggestions?
posted by skwm on May 19, 2008 - 11 answers

What books do you recommend for babies and toddlers?

What are your recommendations for good baby and toddler books in English? [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Looking for a certain book about a mole

Childrens' book filter: I'm looking for a story about a mole, in which he tries to escape from a digging machine. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Dec 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Whats the kids book about the three eyed/eared alien rabbit who lost its parents?

Whats the wonderfully illustrated childrens storybook about a little yellow three eyed/eared alien rabbit who has lost his/her parents on Earth? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Dec 18, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me find this book!

Help me find a specific childrens book that shows illustrations of different professionals (fireman with his hose, doctor with his stethoscope, etc.) which depicts a "Salesman" in a cheesy checkered suit. [more inside]
posted by nataliecay on Jul 18, 2007 - 4 answers

The Future of War?

Help me find a series of illustrated children's hardcover books from the 70s/80s about the upcoming technologies of "The Future" [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Not all that David Copperfield kind of crap

Marcovaldo, Old Man and the Sea, Catcher in the Rye, House on Mango Street. What are some other adult books that precocious middle schoolers might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Jun 20, 2007 - 61 answers

Looking for a children's book on colour theory.

I need help finding a (British?) children's book from the mid 1980's. It was an introduction to colour theory under the guise of a storybook. It had great transparent plastic pages that you could overlay to see the effects of subtractive colour spaces. I don't remember what the story was about, but there were lots of balloons. [more inside]
posted by krunk on Oct 5, 2006 - 2 answers

Children's book - seawreck

I'm trying to remember a book from my childhood. Shipwreck, tragedy, dead girl... [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Aug 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Children's book about family of mice?

What is the title of a children's book about a large family of mice, all of whose names are derived from numbers? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on May 9, 2006 - 5 answers

book - monster doesn't like smelly socks

Help me find a children's book about a monster under the bed who doesn't like smelly socks. [more inside]
posted by indigo4963 on Nov 3, 2005 - 7 answers

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