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Ellard, Melissa Reilly

Overview
Works: 195 works in 382 publications in 1 language and 22,990 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Film adaptations  Short films  Drama  Interviews  Fairy tales  Christmas films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Director, Film editor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melissa Reilly Ellard
Strega Nona : --and more Caldecott Award-winning folk tales by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strega Nona: "Never go near my cooking pot, " warns old witch Strega Nona. But does Big Anthony listen? No!
Is your mama a llama? --and more stories about growing up by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is your mama a llama? Lloyd the llama asks all kinds of baby animals his question. Will he ever get the answer he longs to hear? Leo the late bloomer: What's the matter with Leo? He can't read, write or speak like the other baby animals can. Will Leo ever bloom? Elizabeti's doll: When her new baby brother arrives, Elizabeti wants a baby of her own. She finds a rock that will make a perfect baby! Is she ready to care for her own child? Goose: A baby goose grows up in a loving family of woodchucks, but she still feels lonely and different, until she finds her wings!
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly : --and more stories that sing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly: And no one knows why. What else can this old lady fit in her stomach? Antarctic antics: Swinging to the beat of award-winning songs, these penguins heat up the arctic with their slips, slides, swims, and glides! Musical Max: Max stops playing his instruments after everyone complains. But the peace and quiet is driving them crazy! Will Max ever be in the mood to play again?
The teacher from the Black Lagoon : --and more slightly scary stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1st work) The teacher from the Black Lagoon: On the first day of school, a young boy expects the worst when he discovers that his new teacher, Mrs. Green, is the "monster." (2nd work) What's under my bed?: Mary Ann and Louie are convinced there is something scary under their beds. (3rd work) By the light of the Halloween moon: A spying cat, a watchful witch, a hobgoblin sprite, all are scary companions who plan to gobble up a young girl. (4th work) The three robbers: Three robbers terrify the countryside until they meet an orphan girl named Tiffany. (Bonus stories) A dark, dark tale: Journeying through a dark, dark house, a black cat surprises the only inhabitant of the abandoned residence. Georgie: A story about a little ghost who is frightened by the people in the houses he haunts. Teeny-Tiny and the witch-woman: A boy outsmarts an old witch-woman before she can have him and his brothers for dinner
Knuffle bunny : --and more great childhood adventure stories!( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trixie, Daddy, and "Knuffle Bunny" take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. Alone or with her friend Opal, "Shrinking Violet" is a master mimic with razor-sharp wit, but real-time taunting by class bully Irwin unnerves her. Until the class play gives Violet a chance to turn the tables--while saving the day. Hush used to think that the "Possum Magic" used by Grandma Poss to make her invisible was fun - until, one day, she wants to know what she looks like. Together they must find a way to make Hush's wish come true. "Planting a rainbow" captures the anticipation and eventual pleasure of a garden full of flowers. Irene's mother, dressmaker Mrs. Bobbin, is not feeling well. She has finished the beautiful ball gown for the duchess to wear that very evening, but it is "Brave Irene" who volunteers to deliver it, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that is brewing. As Pa is taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim asks, "Will I have a friend?" "I think you will," said Pa. But kindergarten is scary, and Jim is sure that he'll never find a friend, until naptime, when he discovers someone who feels the way he does
Diary of a worm : --and 4 more great animal tales by Doreen Cronin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Diary of a Worm" reveals how a young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world. "Anatole" is a very content, happy, sophisticated French mouse - until he hears how much humans dislike mice. The humans change their tune after Anatole becomes the cheese taster and cheese rater for the Duval Cheese Factory. A boy may be a mischievous rogue, but he still knows that "Frog Goes to Dinner" only at home. Frog, however, has a habit of escaping his notice, and sneaks along. A little girl wanders through the house, crying, "I Lost My Bear!" She asks her mother, father, and older sister for help, to no avail. At the end of a long day, she finally spots him, in the most unlikely spot!
How do dinosaurs say good night? : --and more stories that rhyme( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do dinosaurs say good night?: Even dinosaurs make a fuss before bedtime. Can parents ever get them into bed? In the small, small pond: Frogs leap, tadpoles wriggle, geese waddle and minnows scatter. You'll enjoy watching this pond come to life in the spring. Zin! Zin! Zin! A violin: A lone trombone playing solo is joined by a trumpet to make a duet, until a French horn make it a trio. One by one instruments gather together for a joyous musical performance. All the colors of the Earth: Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love in this beautiful lyrical story
The curious garden : ... and more stories about nature by Peter Brown( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of four stories teaches children about going green, kindness, and problem solving
Bear snores on : --and more stories to celebrate the seasons( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bear snores on: All winter long, Bear sleeps in his cozy lair. Surprise guests stop by to warm up, brew tea, and make pop corn, all while Bear snores on. Waiting for wings: Butterflies bloom as delicately as flowers. A story of beginnings, middles and ends - eggs, caterpillars and then butterflies. Come on, rain!: Tess knows that the only good thing that can fix the endless summer heat, is a good soaking rainstorm. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everything comes to life
The wheels on the bus : --and more sing along favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wheels on the bus: The classic children's ditty comes to live with Paul Zelinky's art and lively musical score by the Bacon Brothers. Dem bones: a skeleton band sings this well-known song based on the African-American spiritual. Over the meadow: A version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life. I know an old lady who swallowed a fly: Sung by the legendary Burl Ives, this old lady ends up swallowing much more than just the fly
Red Riding Hood : --and more James Marshall fairy tale favorites by Scholastic ; Weston Woods Studios( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated presentation of 3 fairy tales retold by James Marshall
Click, clack, moo, cows that type : and more amusing animal tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doreen Cronin's hilarious tale about cows that type out their demands to Farmer Brown. Includes 6 more funny stories about animals. Based on the book "Let's give kitty a bath" by Stephen Lindblom and True Kelly
Sylvester and the magic pebble : --and more magical tales( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Sylvester and the magic pebble," a small donkey finds a wishing stone. In "Possum magic, " Grandma Poss needs a certain food for a magical mix that will make Hush visible again. In "Princess Furball," a cruel king intends to marry his daughter to an ogre in exchange for wagons full of silver
The night before Christmas( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night before Christmas: Clement C. Moore's classic poem about a visit from St. Nicholas. Max's Christmas: Max is told he can't stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks downstairs anyway. Will Santa still come if Max is awake? Morris's disappearing bag: Morris thinks his brother and sister have better Christmas presents, but then he finds something very special in the last box under the tree. Owl moon: A young girl and her father take a magical night-time walk through the snowy woods in search of the great horned owl
Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --and more stories from the African-American tradition( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin's big words: Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. John Henry: Based on the famous African-American folk ballad, this story tells of the legendary contest between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Seven candles for Kwanzaa: This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community and gratitude for life's bounties
Arnie the doughnut : --and 4 other fantastic adventure stories by Laurie Keller( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnie the Doughnut is shocked when he finds he is about to be eaten by Mr. Bing! Arnie realizes his carefree days are about to end ... unless he can persuade Mr. Bing that a doughnut can be more than a sweet snack! Roberto the termite dreams of designing big buildings everywhere--including the moon! Hondo & Fabian spend a day sleeping in the sun, and playing inside and outside. A duo of dogs plots to get rid of the newest "animal" in the house--the baby! Angelica is a young girl, but she happens to also be the strongest woodswoman around, and after defeating a fearsome bear, is known as the swamp angel
Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3 : --and more stories about counting( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicka chicka 1,2,3: See what happens when 101 numbers race each other up an apple tree, and bad bumble bees come buzzing. Which number will save the day? -- How much is a million?: What does a million really mean? A trillion? Explains the concepts of a million, a billion, and a trillion. -- If you made a million: What's it like to have a million dollars? A guide to various forms of money
20 Halloween stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Halloween stories
Children make terrible pets : --and more stories about family by Peter Brown( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeti's doll: When her new baby brother arrives, Elizabeti a young Tanzanian girl, longs to care for something of her own
The teacher from the Black Lagoon : --and more slightly scary stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Teacher From the Black Lagoon (a young boy thinks his new teacher is a monster); The Librarian From the Black Lagoon (a trip to the library has the kids ready for anything); The Gym Teacher From the Black Lagoon (is the new gym teacher really a monster?); and Shrinking Violet (a little girl has to overcome her shyness, when she must perform in the school play!)
 
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Red Riding Hood : --and more James Marshall fairy tale favorites
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The teacher from the Black Lagoon : --and more slightly scary stories
Alternative Names
Reilly, Melissa

Languages
English (46)