Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Watched "Swing Time" last night with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Ahhhh....
Didn't work on my crochet projects on my list because I found a pattern for reusable grocery bags that you crochet. They are the beach-bag type that smoosh down into a very teeny space and then s-t-r-e-t-c-h out to a larger size when they are full of stuff. Very cool!
Think I'm going to do the same thing tonight...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
But I'm pretty pleased with the progress I am making, for the most part.
I'm not getting anywhere on my reading lists (except for the Bible. That's happening.) I have recently become enamored of biographies. I read Julie Andrews "Home" (which was wonderful) and am currently reading Audrey Hepburn's. (I just KNEW she was dubbed for My Fair Lady!!)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
#1 - Finished Ruth October 28th, almost through with Samuel.
#4 - Haven't been walking at all, but the church walk-a-thon is coming up soon.
#5 - Here's a completely random thought on my ballet class. I was walking from the service station to my office a few days ago and had a sudden, weird impulse to do a front walkover! Of course, I didn't do it. I was in the middle of a parking lot (asphalt, hello!) and there's no way I could do one in this old body without falling flat on my head, but there was a definite impulse there. How bizarre is that?!
#16 - Hey! I forgot this was ON my list! We are going to Georgia for Christmas!! I will get to check this off December 19th when we leave!! Woo-hoo!
#22 - Under the $10,000 mark at last!! (Man, I hate admitting that, but I'm sure others are worse of than me, just as others are SAVING instead of paying down debt! I'm just not going to reveal where we started from!!)
#25 - Levi's afghan: pulled it out to work on while waiting for District Choir to start and about humiliated the heck out of my oldest daughter. "Mo-om! You're crocheting in public?!"
#35 - Oh, this is too good to be true! Another one! We are going from Georgia to Florida to hit Disneyworld at Christmastime!
#41 - "Thousands Cheer" is my first Garland flick to check off my list. She only did one number in it, it was really a Gene Kelley film. Mm mm mm.
#75 - Man, I walked the whole neighborhood in support of Prop 102. I met some great neighbors and some scary ones. Something more about that safe haven...Yep, gonna count this one done.
#83 - Talked to Missy about using hers! (DDR)
#85 - Told Ms Legarra to put me down for Love of Reading Week in February. (gotta choose a great book!)
#97 - Clothes shopping. That was great on so many levels. She got something she needed, something she wanted, and something totally just to splurge. What fun! I REALLY need to take out my son. He doesn't have any dates on the list and he needs some mom-attention BAD.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Still waiting for insurance money to do a lot of the finishing touches on the house, like the trim, and I refuse to check it off until it's really done!
I think I'm going to end up seeing a lot of things checked off in rapid succession, kind of like when you pay off your credit cards and you roll over the payments to the next one as each one gets paid off. When you start that plan, the progress seems kinda slow, but once the snowball gets rolling, all of a sudden three or four get paid off in the same few months. That's what my checklist is going to be like.
I started watching "Thousands Cheer" tonight with Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelley. LOVE IT! Took great courage and turned it off about one hour into it so I could finish some things that have been nagging at me. And now I'm here checking in, I already read my scriptures today, and then I am going to go to bed!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Lots of friends and family came to our rescue, though. The flooring is complete now except for the closet, bathrooms and laundry room and this weekend we will take our first break since it happened. My walks with Charlotte got put on hold, but we are going to go on Saturday. My legs have been getting their own new kind of work out because Matt and I are laying the flooring ourselves, but I will be interested to see what happens since I haven't been walking in about a month.
On to the report -
#1 - Deuteronomy got finished somewhere around the time of the flood (that just sounds funny, now, doesn't it?) and I am almost finished with Joshua.
#23 - Tasmin's afghan got packed up for the duration of the flood fixing, but (#25) I started Levi's because it's large squares that can go with me. His afghan is 16 huge squares and I've finished the first one.
#29 - Here's where the flood really comes into play... Remodeling the kids' bathroom is going to go hand in hand with this. We are just waiting on the insurance check. We are going to rip out the tub and fix the plumbing, put in a new toilet and new sink. We're just going to leave the game cupboard, but I do wish we had somewhere else for the games... Hmmmm......
#30 - Painting the house will also happen once the insurance check arrives. Humph. I see a pattern here...
#31 - The main room, dining room (that used to be an office, but we LIKE having a dining room again), and master bedroom and kitchen are all re-floored in Allure hickory vinyl flooring. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I have bought out three different Home Depot locations here and actually made a sale for one store. (I should SO get commission!) When we finish the closet, bathrooms and laundry, I will get to count this DONE!! Woo-hoo!!
#38 - Wood blinds - waiting for insurance check, yaddah, yaddah....
#43 - 100 things to declutter? Yeah, that'll happen next week when we start unpacking everything that got boxed up. Amazing how this flood thing is ramping up my list thing!
#55 - Patti promised when we were all done with our remodel that they would come to dinner to ooh and aahh over our work!
Okay, so it's day 99 and I have 6 things that are going to be FINISHED in pretty short order here. I think I had two done before and then once THIS work is done, I will tackle a few of my "do it in a day" items so I can see some more progress.
I see that someone is following my blog. That is so flippin' exciting!! I wonder how you do that? I'll have to look into that another session, because the bed is totally calling my name.
oh!! I have to say - we finally bought a new couch, too. I have NEVER had a new couch in my almost 20 years of marriage. We have always had second-hand couches from estate sales or friends. It is enormous and fluffy and altogether wonderful.
I need to learn how to insert pictures.
Completely happy with my progress (tonight, anyway!)
Monday, August 11, 2008
#4 - River Walk
Charlotte and I walked 6.6 miles along the Rillito on Saturday! During that last mile, we truly questioned our sanity, but we weren't sore Sunday morning and that made us feel great! It was over 14,000 steps and almost 500 calories on my little pedometer... FABULOUS!
#17 - Recipes
Oh dear. I have inherited another print-out book from the Internet. Going backwards...
#23 - Tasmin's afghan
Coming along nicely! Have to keep buying yarn which is a good sign...
#27 - MY afghan
Wow! Taylor actually pulled this tub out of the storage shed for me and I worked on it last week! Tasmin's is too big for me to take on car trips, so I needed a project when Matt and I went to the Diamondback's game. Taylor remembered the tub was marked "Mom's afghan" and said, "Why don't you work on that? You can't be that far along on it that IT'S too big yet!" Nice. Thanks, Son.
#76/#77 - Caldecott/Newbery
Zowie, I think I better get reading on a regular basis. I haven't gotten anywhere with these reading goals! That WAS part of the point, to get me to read in my "spare" time instead of playing the mindless games I get after my kids for...
#88 - Journals
I work on this occasionally. I have 15 minutes planned in my dell on random nights.
#96 - Avery
Asked him today what he'd like to do with me. He could only come up with going to the movies and eating at a bazillion different restaurants. Gonna have to save for those...
Hmph. I don't seem to be getting much crossed off. Snippets of progress. Need to ramp things up a bit. Have to come up with a plan...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
There is still a box to go through, but I know that box doesn't contain JUST college stuff. It also has my drafts of stories I've written. It will be a challenge to stay focused and go through the college stuff, but along with my work on Helium (#6), maybe it will be a new starting point as well.
#42 - Think I will now go compose my list of 10 movies from Turner Classic channel website...
Monday, July 14, 2008
#6 - Helium added another reward thing. Not at a place right now where I think, hey I'll write an article every day! But maybe I can do one a week...
#22 - This one doesn't feel like it counts because we're paying down that debt on a huge automatic payment every month. But that grand total goes down every month!!
#23 - Finally got more yarn so I can work on Tasmin's afghan again. And that means movies!
#49 - Family Favorites cookbook. Thinking about it must count. I think about it every night at 6 o'clock...
#96 - Avery is sad I haven't started on his date list yet. I'll ask him tomorrow for some ideas of what we should do together. It would be super easy if we had money. Doing in on the frugal side will take some creativity.
I am waiting for banana bread to be done in the oven. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new mixer that Matt won for me at a silent auction. Best $4 he ever spent on me. Can't wait to collect the ingredients for the Ezekiel bread, but I must say Matt's invention of chile cheddar focaccia is absolutely to die for!!
It's interesting... I think about this list all the time. My thoughts go back and forth. Did I dream too big? Did I plan too much? Was I realistic at all? And then I switch and think, heck yeah I can do this! And I'm just totally enjoying this journey...
Monday, July 7, 2008
#1: Still reading every single day, which makes me really happy. In the middle of Numbers.
#4: Missing my friend Charlotte who usually does long walks with me every Saturday. We haven't gone together for the last two weeks. I went with Tanner and Maggie - but let's face it, that was NOT a work out! Went last week all by myself and that was absolute bliss! De Azevedo in the nano, a beautiful early morning, a new section of the River Walk... oh yeah! Like that!
#15: Pulled out Tanner's sampler, but only because I need to buy yarn for Tasmin's afghan and am out of money for the time being. This may be the last x-stitch project I do without a magnifying glass... if I last that long!
#28: Oh yeah, baby! That scale says 160 this morning! That's a 20 pound mark! Go me!
#77: Caldecott - think I'll go read Hugo Cabret after I'm done here.
#79: Cube - can't quite get the middle layer anymore. Where is that answer book?
#93: July 5th was my 4th session and was a spur of the moment trip. Ahhhh....
#97: Took Maggie to work with me today (I SO love my boss) and took her to Extreme Pita for lunch. She's getting pretty good on the adding machine, but the enormous stack of mail today was a little daunting!
Ooh, out of order, but I'm going to work on my journal collection (#88) for 10 minutes before I go read.
Hope there is a Michael's coupon soon. I can't watch my movies without crochet yarn, and there's a lot of watching on my list. And I can't cross stitch and watch anymore; too hard on my eyes.
There's a Franklin Covey workshop in town in September. Seems to go so hand in hand with everything I'm working toward. THAT would be neat to attend. It's all about focusing on the things that are really important.
Friday, June 27, 2008
#22 - Haven't reported on this one yet, but so excited for this.... We make regular monthly payments through a credit consumer counseling place, and I have to say, I love the company we are with. They are totally wonderful to work with and I'll even give them a plug -- American Credit Consumer Counseling. We did have to cut down our payment this month, which is a bummer. But this is the only month we'll have to do it. We are slated to have all our consumer debt gone by November of 2009, then the car is done after that, then the house, then the student loan. But the house and student loan don't fit in my 1001. But that will be very exciting to only have those two debts left!
#42 Taped Bandwagon and Silk Stockings tonight. When will I get to watch them?! It couldn't be tonight because the whole family went to the Y (#28)
#94/#97 Last night we had girls' night. Tasmin wanted to dye her hair brown, so while we waited for the color to set, I did Maggie's toenails and she did my fingernails. She's getting better at it! That was a fun night.
#76/77 Haven't started any books because I am still finished Mull's "The Candy Shop Wars" and thoroughly enjoying it. I really have a lot of reading on my list. Not too sure how practical that's going to be. Although, I do love that it will force me to read more. Other things will get weeded out of my day eventually!
I scared myself the other day reading some other lists that people have posted. Someone commented that you have to be finishing a goal every 10 days! Good grief! That means I'm already behind! At this moment, I only have one thing crossed off! However, I do realize that making progress on several goals every day means that, really, I could get several items crossed off on ONE day, when that happens. Right? For instance, I'm watching movies while I work on afghans. And there are several things on there that can be accomplished completely in one day -- like serve in a soup kitchen or read at Homer Davis or empty the birthday box. So I'm thinking this is still do-able.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Don't know my other numbers...
But I looked up Turner Classic Movies on the TV listings and I'll be able to hit my 10 classic movies easy from there.
We watched XMen III tonight as a family and I had grand intentions of working on Tasmin's afghan, but it didn't happen. It's only the second time I've seen it, so I watched.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
#28 Am now weighing in at 168 so I have eight pounds to go to a mini-goal of 160. When I hit 150, that will be the goal of losing 30 pounds from my ultimate high of 180. (Well, if I'm totally truthful, I hit the ultimate high of 185, but I wasn't there for long. That number got me to do something about it!) Still not finding time to be active too much during the week, but not eating after dinner except on Monday or Sunday night, whenever we have treats for Family Home Evening, and that really is helping a lot. Also, I'm not eating seconds at dinner at all and that has been huge. Every day I do crunches (only about 8 at once) and pushups and squats. I know that combination of things is helping me keep the weight coming off slowly, but consistently.
#29 Got bathtub cleaned out a little bit (it's storage right now because the piping needs to be fixed in there). I know we won't move forward on this project if it's stacked high with boxes! Matt drew a little picture of an idea he had how to take care of things in there. LOVE his idea of the shower with the entrance on the side instead of in the front by the toilet. Nice.
#42 Cyd Charisse died today. I was going to watch Brigadoon tonight, but am blogging instead and then hitting the pillow (since I already read!!). But that's not on my list because I've seen that a bazillion times. But now Bandwagon is on my list. Have to rent it or check the library.
Love the internet. Just googled Cyd and found out Turner Classic Movies is devoting June 27th to her -- Bandwagon, Silk Stockings and Singin' in the Rain.
Friday, June 13, 2008
#90 I sat and looked at my shelves today in the bedroom. I created a list of the 11 babysteps I think it will take to actually consider those shelves "de-cluttered". I actually found myself excited about the possibility of it looking nice now, looking forward to starting, instead of dreading it. Yippee!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
#1 finished Genesis (June 11 -- yeah, I started before Day One, but we're carrying on...)
#89 located all the notebooks and folders - a great babystep (June 11)
#93 (this is the best part)
1. June 10, 2008 Temple sessions for Mary Elizabeth Kyle (my great-great-grandma) (BCIE)
2. June 10, 2008 10 baptisms
3. June 10, 2008 temple session for Maria Mersedes (temple name, E)
and then TODAY, June 12
#87 put all this on BLOGGER! Check that completed!!
I have been making scripture reading a real part of my day (not just a cursory chapter to check off my list) in the last few months, so that it has become a wonderful habit that I look forward to and rarely miss anymore. That will help me to get through the Bible (#1) as planned. But I've also discovered that I have this deep love for the Book of Mormon (okay, actually I already KNEW that, but didn't realize how much I'd miss reading THAT if I was ONLY reading the Old Testament... ) so I have to figure TWO times into my day to read so I can read from both.
Had a hard time coming up with the old classic movies list I want to see... and have discovered without a specific time to sit and watch movies (which we were trying to get away from over finals time for the kids) that I don't crochet at all! There is a lot of crocheting on my list and quite the list of movies, too, so they will go hand in hand.
I'm sure my list of books is much too long. Count of Monte Cristo and Book of Mormon in French will be quite an undertaking on their own, and then I have the entire list of Newbery! I think I will mark it to 10 for this go-round.
My kids are all excited for my Harry Potter movie-thon when #7 comes out.
Oh joy. And now that I re-read my list of traveling... they are all in Arizona except for San Diego, Disneyland and the beach -- and that's one trip anyway. Can't do Disneyland without hitting the beach and vice versa! And Matt and I are planning on San Diego for our 20th anniversary next year, so I think we'll make it all happen anyway! What a lovely realization!
I just love my list!
Boys Start the War by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Cam Jansen Mysteries (series) by David Adler
Gloria's Way by Anne Cameron
Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant
Just Like Mike by Gail Herman
Little Wolf's Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow
Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar
Owen Foote, Super Spy by Stephanie Green
Paddington at Large by Michael Bond
Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary
Soccer Cats by Matt Christopher
Babe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman
Dead Letter by Betsy Cromer Byars
I Was a Rat! by Philip Pullman
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Time for Andrew by Mary Downing Hahn
Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthia Rylant
White Water by P.J. Petersen
You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman by Claudia Mills
Amber Cat by Hilary McKay
Jennifer Murdley's Todd by Bruce Coville
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Rolls by Polly Horvath
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen
Skateboard Renegade by Matt Christopher
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Twin in the Tavern by Barbara Wallace
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alive by Piers Paul Read
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines
Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman
Beardance by Will Hobbs
Big Wave by Pearl Buck
Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Cry of the Crow by Jean Craighead George
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Durango Street by Frank Bonham
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Far North by Will Hobbs
Gentlehands by M.W. Kerr
Ghosts of Mercy Manor by Betty Ren Wright
Giver by Lois Lowry
Good Earth by Pearl Buck
Grey King by Susan Cooper
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson by Judy Blume
Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Once and Future King by T.H. White
Out of Nowhere by Ouida Sebestyn
Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Pigman by Paul Zindel
Pinballs by Betsy Byars
Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Rumblefish by S.E. Hinton
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell
Story of My Life by Helen Keller
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Treasure Island by Robert L Stevenson
Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Dana
Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
White Fang by Jack London
Words by Heart by Ouida Sebestyn
20th Century-Fox, 1936 [as Sairy Dodd]
|Broadway Melody of 1938|
MGM, 1937 [as Betty Clayton]
|Thoroughbreds Don't Cry|
MGM, 1937 [as Cricket West]
MGM, 1938 [as Judy Bellaire]
MGM, 1938 [as Betsy Booth]
MGM, 1938 [as Pinkie Wingate]
MGM, 1939 [as Dorothy Gale] AA
|Babes in Arms|
MGM, 1939 [as Patsy Barton]
|Andy Hardy Meets Debutante|
MGM, 1940 [as Betsy Booth]
MGM, 1940 [as Mary Holden]
|Little Nellie Kelly|
MGM, 1940 [as Nellie Kelly and Little Nellie Kelly]
MGM, 1941 [as Susan Gallagher]
|Life Begins for Andy Hardy|
MGM, 1941 [as Betsy Booth]
|Babes on Broadway|
MGM, 1941 [as Penny Morris]
MGM, 1942 [as Jo Hayden]
|Presenting Lily Mars|
MGM, 1943 [as Lily Mars]
MGM, 1943 [as Ginger Gray]
MGM, 1943 [as Herself]
MGM, 1944 [as Esther Smith]
MGM, 1945 [as Alice Mayberry]
MGM, 1946 [as Susan Bradley]
|Ziegfeld Follies of 1946|
MGM, 1946 [as "The Star"]
|Till the Clouds Roll By|
MGM, 1946 [as Marilyn Miller]
MGM, 1948 [as Manuela Alva]
MGM, 1948 [as Hannah Brown]
|Words and Music|
MGM, 1948 [as Herself]
|In the Good Old Summertime|
MGM, 1949 [as Veronica Fisher]
MGM, 1950 [as Jane Falbury]
Warner Bros, 1954 [as Esther Blodgett] AAN
Columbia, 1960 [voice only]
|Judgment at Nuremberg|
United Artists, 1961 [as Irene Hoffman] AAN
UPA / Warner Bros, 1963 [as voice of Mewsette]
|A Child Is Waiting|
United Artists, 1963 [as Jean Hansen]
| I Could Go On Singing|
Barbican / United Artists, 1963 [as Jenny Bowman]
2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)
2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window Illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua/Hyperion)
2005: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)
2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
2001: So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George (Philomel Books)
2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback (Viking)
1999: Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)
1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
1997: Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)
1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
1995: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
1994: Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
1991: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)
1989: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
1988: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)
1987: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
1983: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
1981: Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
1980: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall (Viking)
1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)
1978: Noah's Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)
1975: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Viking)
1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)
1973: The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)
1972: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)
1971: A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)
1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Windmill Books)
1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome (Farrar)
1968: Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)
1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness (Holt)
1966: Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger] (Holt)
1965: May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (Atheneum)
1962: Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)
1960: Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida (Viking)
1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
1958: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
1957: A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry (Harper)
1956: Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff) (Harcourt)
1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
1954: Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
1953: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (Houghton)
1952: Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)
1951: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous (Scribner)
1950: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi (Scribner)
1949: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
1948: White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
1947: The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday)
1946: The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)
1945: Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field (Macmillan)
1944: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber (Harcourt)
1940: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (Doubleday)
1939: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (Doubleday)
1938: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text: selected by Helen Dean Fish (Lippincott)