The secret shortcut
1999 WINNER. Wendell and Floyd can't seem to get to school on time. Wendell discovers a shortcut so secret that only he knows about it. Soon, both boys are lost in a wild jungle full of quicksand, monkeys, and crocodiles. Who would have thought that getting to school could be such an adventure. Color illustrations throughout.
Harvey Potter's balloon farm
1997 WINNER. A child ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons.
The great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale
1993 WINNER. Greedy to have the cove where he swims all to himself, Norvin, who looks a bit like a shark, pretends to be one, scaring off the other swimmers and leaving him in happy aquatic solitude--until he is discovered by an amorous female shark.
Two bad ants
1991 WINNER. The three-time Caldecott medalist tells the tale of two ants who decide to leave the safety of the others to venture into a danger-laden kitchen.
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The magic school bus at the waterworks
1989 WINNER. The classic title that started the award-winning series! Join Ms. Frizzle and her students as they follow the trail of water, from its sky-high source to the school bathroom sink on this wet and wild fieldtrip. After parking the school bus on a cloud and shrinking to raindrop size, Ms. Frizzle's class gets to see the waterworks from the water's point of view.
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King Bidgood's in the bathtub
1988 WINNER. Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom.