Most widely held works by Ted Rand
Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin ( Book )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 3,048 libraries worldwide
A grandfather and his blind grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.
Barn dance by Bill Martin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 2,595 libraries worldwide
Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress.
Night tree by Eve Bunting ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 2,006 libraries worldwide
A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree with food for the forest animals at Christmastime.
The ghost-eye tree by Bill Martin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,946 libraries worldwide
Walking down a dark lonely road on an errand one night, a brother and sister argue over who is afraid of the dread Ghost-Eye tree.
Here are my hands by Bill Martin ( Book )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,943 libraries worldwide
The owner of a human body celebrates it by pointing out various parts and mentioning their functions, from "hands for catching and throwing" to the "skin that bundles me in."
Mailing May by Michael O Tunnell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,805 libraries worldwide
In 1914, because her family cannot afford a train ticket to her grandmother's town, May gets mailed and rides the mail car on the train to see her grandmother. Nowadays it's no big deal or a girl to travel seventy-five miles. But when Charlotte May Pierstorff wanted to cross seventy-five miles of Idaho mountains to see her grandma in 1914, it was a very big deal indeed. There was no highway except the railroad, and a train ticket would have cost her parents a full day's pay. Here is the true story of how May got to visit her grandma, thanks to her spunk, her father's ingenuity, and the U.S. mail. Nowadays it's no big deal for a girl to travel seventy-five miles. But when Charlotte May Pierstorff wanted to cross seventy-five miles of Idaho mountains to see her grandma in 1914, it was a very big deal indeed. There was no highway, and a train ticket would have cost her parents a full day's pay.
Paul Revere's ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,735 libraries worldwide
The famous narrative poem recreating Paul Revere's midnight ride in 1775 to warn the people of the Boston countryside that the British were coming.
If not for the cat : haiku by Jack Prelutsky ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
Haiku-like poems describe a variety of animals.
The memory string by Eve Bunting ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Chinese and English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
While still grieving for her mother and unable to accept her stepmother, a girl clings to the memories represented by forty-three buttons on a string.
Mountain wedding by Faye Gibbons ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,328 libraries worldwide
The children from two mountain families about to be joined in a wedding change their minds about each other only after all of them together cooperate in a rescue.
My buddy by Audrey Osofsky ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,298 libraries worldwide
A young boy with muscular dystrophy tells how he is teamed up with a dog trained to do things for him that he can't do for himself.
The bear that heard crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized retelling of the true story of three-year-old Sarah Whitcher, who, in 1783, became lost in the woods of New Hampshire and was protected by a bear until her rescue four days later.
Nutik, the wolf pup by Jean Craighead George ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
When his older sister Julie brings home two small wolf pups, Amaroq takes care of the one called Nutik and grows to love it, even though Julie tells him it cannot stay.
My shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
An illustrated version of the poem in which a child describes her relationship with her shadow.
The hullabaloo ABC by Beverly Cleary ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
An alphabet book in which two children demonstrate all the fun that is to be had by making and hearing every kind of noise as they dash about on the farm.
The sun, the wind, and the rain by Lisa Westberg Peters ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
Presents side-by-side narration of the earth's making of a mountain, shaping it with sun, wind, and rain, and a child's efforts at the beach to make a tall sand mountain which is also affected by the elements.
My father's boat by Sherry Garland ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
A Vietnamese-American boy spends a day with his father on his shrimp boat, listening as he describes how his own father fishes on the South China Sea.
Country crossing by Jim Aylesworth ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Recreates the sights and sounds at a country crossing one summer night, as an old car patiently awaits the passing of a long and noisy freight train. Whooawoo!
Secret place by Eve Bunting ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
A young boy finds a patch of wilderness in the city.
The owl who became the moon by Jonathan London ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
While riding on a train at night, a young boy listens and watches as he passes by many creatures in their wilderness homes.
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