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CoverOld MacDonald Had an Apartment House
by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator)

Old MacDonald is a super in an apartment building in the middle of the city. As the tenants move out, Old MacDonald moves vegetables and farm animals into the empty rooms. Everything is fine--until the day the owner comes by to collect the rent!
CoverThe Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden, Garth Williams

Georg Selden has written a whimsical tale of a little Connecticut cricket named Chester, whose entrapment in a wicker picnic basket leads to never-before-dreamed-of adventures in Times Square.
CoverThe Adventures of Taxi Dog
by Debra Barracca, Sal Barracca (Contributor), Mark Buehner, Phyllis J. Fogelman (Editor)

A stray dog in New York City is adopted by a taxi driver, with whom he thereafter rides and shares adventures each day.
CoverLyle, Lyle, Crocodile
by Bernard Waber

A cranky neighbor puts Lyle the crocodile in the zoo but experiences a changeof heart when Lyle saves him from a fire.
CoverRoller Skates
by Ruth Sawyer, Valenti Angelo (Illustrator)

A republication of the original 1937 Newbery Medal-winning classic follows the adventures of a free-spirited tomboy in 1890s New York as she traverses the city on a pair of roller skates.