Clues for: Children's Literature

Question Answer Value Airdate
In an oft-cited example of false memory, many folks firmly but wrongly remember this inquisitive monkey as having a tail Curious George 200 October 24, 2022
"Sometimes You Have to Lie" is a 2020 biography of Louise Fitzhugh, creator of this 11-year-old spy Harriet (the Spy) 400 October 24, 2022
In this 1930 book with the refrain "I think I can", the protagonist is female & the unhelpful other locomotives are guys <i>The Little Engine That Could</i> 600 October 24, 2022
The collaborations of writer Jon Scieszka & illustrator Lane Smith include the 1992 tale of this odoriferous man the Stinky Cheese Man 800 October 24, 2022
In a Mo Willems tale, the first words little Trixie says are the name of this stuffed rabbit she lost & found Knuffle Bunny 1000 October 24, 2022
In a book by Beverly Cleary, Socks is this pet, suddenly having to share the house with a new baby a cat 200 November 5, 2020
A tiny one of these dinosaurs has a big problem: an impossible hug, because of his short arms! a Tyrannosaurus 400 November 5, 2020
This bedtime classic is set in "the great green room" <i>Goodnight Moon</i> 600 November 5, 2020
"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and--pop!--out of the egg came" this title larva the very hungry caterpillar 800 November 5, 2020
She wrote about & illustrated a frog named Mr. Jeremy Fisher & a hedgehog named Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle Beatrix Potter November 5, 2020
A character known as Sam-I-Am is the persistent purveyor of this title paired offering green eggs and ham 200 January 26, 2017
This classic by Maurice Sendak was turned into a 1980 opera <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i> 400 January 26, 2017
Here's an illustration of this title girl and her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson Pippi Longstocking 600 January 26, 2017
A book by Virginia Lee Burton is titled "Mike Mulligan and" this large construction tool a steam shovel 800 January 26, 2017
During WWII the Pevensie children are evacuated from London to an old professor's country estate in this 1950 book <i>The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe</i> 1000 January 26, 2017
This bear is named for a train station & arrives in England as a stowaway from South America Paddington 200 March 1, 2016
In a work by Crockett Johnson, he draws his own world with his purple crayon Harold 400 March 1, 2016
"If You Give a" child this 1985 Laura Numeroff book, he's liable to ask for another <i>If You Give a Mouse a Cookie</i> 600 March 1, 2016
In 1888, before his imprisonment, this playwright published "The Happy Prince and Other Tales" for children Oscar Wilde 800 March 1, 2016
Matchboxes make good dressers for the tiny Clock family in this 1952 story by Mary Norton <i>The Borrowers</i> 1000 March 1, 2016
Sally & her brother were looking out the window on a rainy day when they saw him standing on a doormat the Cat in the Hat 200 December 17, 2012
"Mowgli's Brothers" is the first story in this 1894 collection <i>The Jungle Book</i> 400 December 17, 2012
Bugs Meany is often the villain in the stories about this young detective who was introduced in 1963 Encyclopedia Brown 600 December 17, 2012
This Hans Christian Andersen maiden was born in a tulip; a polished walnut shell served as her cradle Thumbelina 800 December 17, 2012
This mouse created by Lucy Cousins for preschoolers has such friends as Cyril the Squirrel & Eddie the Elephant Maisy the Mouse 1000 December 17, 2012
A publisher bet him that he couldn't write a book using 50 or fewer words; the result was "Green Eggs and Ham" Dr. Seuss 200 January 17, 2011
Sketches written for Punch became his first novel, "Lovers in London"; Winnie-the-Pooh came 21 years later (A.A.) Milne 400 January 17, 2011
An out-of-control dog meets his match in John Grogan's him "and the Kittens" <i>Marley</i> 600 January 17, 2011
David McKee's stories of this patchwork elephant subtly convey the message that it's OK to be different Elmer 800 January 17, 2011
As well as kids' books, this 19th century author wrote "Examples in Arithmetic" & other math textbooks Lewis Carroll 1000 January 17, 2011
"I Think I Can" is a lesson & a quote from this 1945 story "The Little Engine That Could" 100 September 5, 2000
Thing One & Thing Two are characters in this 1957 Seuss classic "The Cat in the Hat" 200 September 5, 2000
A young rabbit gets ready for bed in this classic by Margaret Wise Brown "Goodnight Moon" 300 September 5, 2000
He's the puppy seen here Spot 400 September 5, 2000
In this Natalie Babbitt book, the Tuck family tries to convince Winnie that living forever is a curse "Tuck Everlasting" 500 September 5, 2000
In a folktale, this yummy "man" runs away after he is baked & is later eaten by a sly fox Gingerbread Man 100 May 27, 1999
In this Hans Christian Andersen story, a child observes, "He has got nothing on at all!" "The Emperor\'s New Clothes" 200 May 27, 1999
He's the character described in the audiobook heard here(He liked to sit just quietly & smell the flowers) Ferdinand the Bull 300 May 27, 1999
Ichabod Crane & Brom Bones are rivals for the affections of Katrina Van Tassel in this story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" 400 May 27, 1999
In a 1970 Judy Blume book, this title character asked, "Are you there God?" Margaret 500 May 27, 1999
This 5-year-old orphan from the Swiss Alps is also called Adelheid Heidi 100 February 2, 1999
Dorothy's pal in "The Wizard of Oz" who wiped his eyes with his tail so often that "it became quite wet" the Cowardly Lion 200 February 2, 1999
The first character Alice meets in Wonderland, he wears a waistcoat & a pocket watch the White Rabbit 300 February 2, 1999
Jim Hawkins, the Hispaniola's cabin boy, narrates this Robert Louis Stevenson tale <i>Treasure Island</i> 400 February 2, 1999
This Kenneth Grahame novel began as a series of bedtime tales told to his son starting in 1904 <i>The Wind in the Willows</i> 500 February 2, 1999
Audrey Wood & David Shannon's new book about this great big logger introduces his wife & kids Paul Bunyan 100 September 9, 1997
Stan & Jan Berenstain have written a series of books about a family of these title animals "The Berenstain Bears" 200 September 9, 1997
Cavatica is the last name of the title character of this 1952 E.B. White novel "Charlotte\'s Web" 300 September 9, 1997
This character in a book by Saint-Exupery leaves his tiny planet because of a prideful flower The Little Prince 400 September 9, 1997
The cut-paper illustrations of "Golem" earned David Wisniewski this medal in 1997 the Caldecott Medal 500 September 9, 1997
Geppetto named him after a family he knew that turned out well Pinocchio 100 October 10, 1996
In a Kipling "Just So" story, the animal that "said 'Humph!' just 'Humph!' and no more" camel 200 October 10, 1996
The one that belonged to Colin Craven's mother is the "Secret" one in the title garden 300 October 10, 1996
J.R.R. Tolkien finished "The Lord of the Rings" with this Narnia author's encouragement C.S. Lewis 400 October 10, 1996
In "Charlotte's Web", Templeton is this kind of animal rat 500 October 10, 1996
Tolkien called these creatures "A little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves" Hobbits 100 September 30, 1996
Laurent de Brunhoff continued his father's tales about this elephant king Babar 200 September 30, 1996
Pal, a male collie, played the lead in the 1943 movie version of this Eric Knight novel <i>Lassie Come Home</i> 300 September 30, 1996
In a Grimm tale, a group of aging animals set out for this town to become musicians Bremen 400 September 30, 1996
While recovering from an illness, P.L. Travers wrote her first stories about this magical British nursemaid Mary Poppins 500 September 30, 1996
He drew his own illustrations for his "Just So Stories" Rudyard Kipling 100 July 19, 1996
"The Frog Prince" & "Hans in Luck" were 2 of the tales they gathered in "Kinder- und Hausmarchen" the Brothers Grimm 200 July 19, 1996
When she's 8 years old, this Johanna Spyri heroine is taken from the mountains by Dete Heidi 300 July 19, 1996
Margery Two-Shoes is another name of the title character of this John Newbery story Goody Two-Shoes 400 July 19, 1996
In a 1958 book by Michael Bond, the Brown family discovers this bear's fondness for marmalade Paddington 500 July 19, 1996
His "Kidnapped" was first published as a serial in Young Folks magazine Robert Louis Stevenson 100 March 25, 1996
This story was first chronicled by Perrault as "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge" "Little Red Riding Hood" 200 March 25, 1996
He dedicated "Now We Are Six" to Christopher Robin's best friend, Anne Darlington A.A. Milne 300 March 25, 1996
This Mary Mapes Dodge novel contains the story of a boy who thrust his finger into a hole in a dike <i>Hans Brinker</i> 400 March 25, 1996
"Green Grass of Wyoming" was the 2nd sequel to this novel about Ken McLaughlin & his half-wild filly <i>My Friend Flicka</i> 500 March 25, 1996
For this story James M. Barrie took the name Never Land from a district in Australia <i>Peter Pan</i> 100 February 16, 1996
Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" appears in this sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" <i>Through the Looking-Glass</i> 200 February 16, 1996
An inventor, Commander Caractacus Pott, owns this magical car created by Ian Fleming Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang 300 February 16, 1996
Mary Mapes Dodge wrote a novel about this title character without ever visiting Holland Hans Brinker 400 February 16, 1996
This story, called "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge" in French, was first published in English in 1729 <i>Little Red Riding Hood</i> 500 February 16, 1996
In "The Brass Bottle", Horace Ventimore buys an antique brass bottle that contains one of these beings a genie 100 January 15, 1996
Not only could this nursery rhyme character "eat no fat", he had a cat with only one hair Jack Sprat 200 January 15, 1996
Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew Cubbins finds that every time he removes one of these, another appears hats 300 January 15, 1996
A series of dreams he had about lions helped inspire his Narnia books C.S. Lewis 400 January 15, 1996
She was an invalid during the years it took her to write "Black Beauty" Anna Sewell 500 January 15, 1996
This book's title was originally followed by "and Mr. McGregor's Garden" <i>Peter Rabbit</i> 100 March 14, 1994
This bull would rather smell flowers than fight Ferdinand 200 March 14, 1994
We looked! Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him!" this Dr. Seuss character The Cat in the Hat 300 March 14, 1994
In this 1908 novel, Rat, Toad & Badger reside on the banks of an English river <i>The Wind in the Willows</i> 400 March 14, 1994
The ALA awards this medal annually for the most distinguished children's picture book the Caldecott Award 500 March 14, 1994
He dedicated "The Prince and the Pauper" to his daughters Susie & Clara Mark Twain 100 February 16, 1993
When Wilbur the pig meets her, she's hanging from her home waving one of her 8 legs at him Charlotte 200 February 16, 1993
Lucy Maud Montgomery called her 1909 sequel to "Anne of Green Gables" "Anne of" this place Avonlea 300 February 16, 1993
Englishwoman who based Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle on her own pet hedgehog who drank from a doll's teacup Beatrix Potter 400 February 16, 1993
He emigrated to England after his aunt Lucy moved to the Home for Retired Bears in Lima Paddington 500 February 16, 1993
"Jim Smiley and His Frog" was the original title of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of" this place Calaveras County 100 November 9, 1992
The adventures of Rat, Mole, Toad & Badger are told in this 1908 British book <i>The Wind in the Willows</i> 200 November 9, 1992
In this work, James M. Barrie based Nana partly upon his wife's St. Bernard, Porthos <i>Peter Pan</i> 300 November 9, 1992
In "Rumplestiltskin", it's the trade of the man whose daughter must spin straw into gold Miller 400 November 9, 1992
In an interview, Dr. Seuss said he modeled this domineering reptile on Adolf Hitler Yertle the Turtle 500 November 9, 1992
Before Dorothy & friends entered here, they were given green spectacles to wear for protection the Emerald City 100 February 5, 1991
Ludwig Bemelmans' "Madeline" attends a boarding school in this city Paris 200 February 5, 1991
Munro Leaf's bull who'd rather smell the flowers than fight Ferdinand 300 February 5, 1991
You might say he wrote the book on nonsense, since he's the author of "The Book of Nonsense" Edward Lear 500 February 5, 1991
Margery Williams story of a toy brought to life by love; it's a hare-raising tale The Velveteen Rabbit February 5, 1991
She didn't start writing her "Little House" novels until she was in her 60s Laura Ingalls Wilder 100 September 3, 1990
This pampered "Little Lord" had beautiful curls & wore a lace collar Little Lord Fauntleroy 200 September 3, 1990
Of Nancy Drew's chums Ned, Bess & George, the one who isn't a girl Ned 300 September 3, 1990
She drank the poison that Captain Hook had intended for Peter Pan Tinker Bell 100 June 22, 1990
In a Kipling story, the camel got his hump by being lazy & making this contemptuous sound humph 200 June 22, 1990
A donkey, a hound, a cat & a cock are these title characters in a Grimm's fairy tale <i>Bremen Town Musicians</i> 300 June 22, 1990
Chee-Chee the monkey told Dr. Dolittle this was "the rarest animal of the African jungle" pushmi-pullyu 400 June 22, 1990
Under the name Victor Appleton, Edward Stratemeyer created the adventures of this inventive boy Tom Swift 500 June 22, 1990
He wrote "The Snow Man", "The Snowdrop", "The Ice Maiden" & "The Snow Queen" Hans Christian Andersen 100 May 16, 1990
"...Nearly every man in the village agreed she was the finest collie he had ever laid eyes on" Lassie 200 May 16, 1990
He wrote 14 books about Oz, & some short stories too L. Frank Baum 300 May 16, 1990
The Big Billy Goat Gruff poked this character's eyes out with his horns & crushed him to bits The Troll 400 May 16, 1990
In "The Sword in the Stone", Kay calls this main character "The Wart" King Arthur 500 May 16, 1990
Eric Knight died while serving in WWII, just 4 years after writing the story of this collie Lassie 100 March 23, 1990
Name shared by the 3 billy goats who met up with the wicked old troll Gruff 200 March 23, 1990
His stories include "Brer Mink Holds His Breath" & "Brer Buzzard & The Tombstone" Uncle Remus (Joel Chandler Harris) 300 March 23, 1990
Willie Wonka owned the world's most famous one a chocolate factory 400 March 23, 1990
The profession of Nancy Drew's father lawyer 500 March 23, 1990
This Dr. Seuss animal said, "'That is that.' And then he was gone with a tip of his hat." The Cat in the Hat 100 February 13, 1990
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "A Child's Garden of" these <i>Verses</i> 200 February 13, 1990
He's the author & illustrator of "If Beagles Could Fly" Charles Schulz 300 February 13, 1990
In "The Jungle Book" Shere Khan is one of these wild animals a tiger 400 February 13, 1990
Walter L. Farley wrote 20 novels about this dark horse the Black Stallion 500 February 13, 1990
In Aesop's fables this animal is paired with "the Stork", "the Crow" & "the Grapes" a fox 100 December 7, 1989
Title character who turned out to be a ventriloquist from Omaha the Wizard of Oz 200 December 7, 1989
Cinderella's footmen used to be lizards & her coachman, a big one of these a rat 300 December 7, 1989
When Heidi was at home, he was head of the hut her grandfather 400 December 7, 1989
After the cobbler's wife made these for the elves, they quit making shoes clothes 500 December 7, 1989
These 7 characters received their names from the Disney studios, not from the Brothers Grimm The Seven Dwarfs 100 November 10, 1989
The Pied Piper was hired by Hamelin to rid the town of these pests Rats 200 November 10, 1989
This author was born in a slum in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805 Hans Christian Andersen 300 November 10, 1989
In this tale, the heroine is named for the rampion her father stole from the witch's garden Rapunzel 400 November 10, 1989
She wrote 6 sequels to "Anne of Green Gables", but her adult fiction never sold well Lucy Maud Montgomery 500 November 10, 1989
In this fairy tale, the last words spoken by one of the 3 animal characters were, "And here she is" "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" 100 June 14, 1988
"Tunnel in the Sky" & "A Wrinkle in Time" are 2 novels for children written in this genre science fiction 200 June 14, 1988
Title adjective describing the wilderness "journey" of 2 dogs & a cat to find the humans they love Incredible 300 June 14, 1988
Winnie-the-Pooh's real name Edward Bear 400 June 14, 1988
Of the 4 Bremen Town Musicians, it's the only 2-legged animal rooster (cock) 500 June 14, 1988
Island on which you'd find Ben Gunn marooned <i>Treasure Island</i> 100 April 19, 1988
Wanting to go about like the goats, she said she didn't want her clothes anymore Heidi 100 February 3, 1988
The mother duck thought her ugly duckling was a real turkey but in actuality it was this swan 200 February 3, 1988
Animals transformed into horses to pull Cinderella's pumpkin coach mice 300 February 3, 1988
Question asked about the location of Peter Piper's production output Where\'s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? 500 February 3, 1988
Little girl who called "Sunnybrook Farm" home Rebecca 100 December 14, 1984
Hans Brinker's were silver ice skates 200 December 14, 1984
As it called, it chanted, "I think I can, I think I can" The Little Engine 300 December 14, 1984
Enid Bagnold's book that became Liz Taylor's 1st starring vehicle <i>National Velvet</i> 400 December 14, 1984
"Treasure island's" peg-legged pirate Long John Silver 100 November 6, 1984
After winning by a "hare", he said, "Slow but sure wins the race" the tortoise 200 November 6, 1984
Aesop character that won by a "hare" turtle (or tortoise) 100 September 18, 1984
Crusoe named him for the day they met Friday 200 September 18, 1984
They called Robin Hood's companion this, though he was over 7' tall Little John 300 September 18, 1984
Gulliver's tiny people the Lilliputians 400 September 18, 1984
In one Grimm tale, she's Rose Red's sister Snow White 500 September 18, 1984