Most widely held works by Christian Birmingham
A kitten called Moonlight by Martin Waddell ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
A little girl and her mother recall how a special kitten came into their lives one dark and stormy night.
The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C. S Lewis ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
The Sea of Tranquillity by Mark Haddon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
A man remembers his boyhood fascination with the moon and the night mankind first bounced through the dust in the Sea of Tranquillity.
Wombat goes walkabout by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 934 libraries worldwide
While looking for his mother, Wombat meets many animals that are not impressed with his talent for digging and thinking, but when a fire approaches, they change their minds.
The night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and French and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.
A baby for Grace by Ian Whybrow ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and German and held by 804 libraries worldwide
When her parents bring home their new baby, Grace must adjust to a new presence in the household.
The silver swan by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
A boy observes and becomes fond of a swan as she finds a mate, has cygnets, and defends herself and her young from a fox.
Little farmer Joe by Ian Whybrow ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
During the first night he has ever spent away from home, Joe helps his uncle with a sheep and her new baby lamb, and finds that comforting the animals helps lessen his own fear.
Sleeping Beauty by Adèle Geras ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Enraged at not being invited to the princess's christening, a wicked fairy casts a spell that dooms the princess to sleep for one hundred years. The classic tale of SLEEPING BEAUTY is retold by acclaimed author Adele Geras, and joined with detailed paintings that bring the story to life.When the king and queen throw a banquet in honor of the birth of their daughter, they invite all of the fairies, but one, Skura, who attends the feast, seeking revenge. She curses the baby, but her evil intentions are undone by the good fairy who instead promises years of sleep.The pages are trimmed with exquisite borders to give it a classic feel, and the lavish full-color art is highlighted with black and white sketches.
The magic bicycle by Berlie Doherty ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A boy finds that he cannot ride his new bicycle during the day, only in his dreams at night, until one day he finally discovers the magic he needs to ride it in real life.
The snow queen by Naomi Lewis ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
The strength of a little girl's love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen's spell.
The dancing bear by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
A lonely girl living in a remote mountain community adopts an abandoned bear cub, but their friendship is threatened when a glamorous film crew comes to town.
Oliver Twist by Lesley Baxter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
An adaption of Dickens's story of the orphan forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London.
A Christmas carol by Jane Parker Resnick ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
An abridged retelling of the story about a miser whose life is changed by Christmas.
The windhover by Alan Brown ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A baby falcon is stolen from its nest in the schoolyard wall by a lonely boy, who returns it when it will not eat and watches it take its first flight.
The wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and German and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Michael travels to Scilly for his Great Aunt Laura's funeral and inherits her diary, which reveals the moving story of her childhood, the great storms and the discovery of the Zanzibar.
Marie Curie's search for radium by Beverley Birch ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Slovenian and held by 254 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Marie Curie whose extraordinary persistence and determination proved the existence of radium and opened the gateway to the nuclear age in which we live. Marie Curie's scientific research and discovery of radium in 1902, helped open the door to our modern nuclear age.
A Christmas treasury ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Selections from such favorite Christmas poems, songs, and stories as "The night before Christmas," "The friendly beasts," and "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
Dear Olly by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Wenceslas by Geraldine McCaughrean ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
In this story based on the familiar carol, Good King Wenceslas and his page set out on a bitter winter night to deliver the spirit of Christmas.
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