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Tales of a Korean Grandmother book cover
Author:  Frances Carpenter
Title:  Tales of a Korean Grandmother

Traditional tales and legends of Korea.
c1947 - VARIETY


Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale book cover
Author:  Jan Carr
Title:  Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale

The apostrophe didn’t like his job description, so he decided to put himself everywhere – especially where he didn’t belong.  May need some editing.
c2007 - Humorous solo, duo, verse choir


Alice in Wonderland book cover
Author:  Lewis Carroll
Title:  Alice in Wonderland

Little girl falls through a rabbit hole and meets unforgettable characters.
c1976 - HUMOROUS


Author:  Lewis Carroll
Title:  "Walrus and the Carpenter" from Through the Looking Glass

A walrus and a carpenter encounter some oysters during their walk on the beach - an unfortunate meeting for the oysters.


Author:  Guy Wetmore Carryl
Title:  "Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet"

In Story Poems, New and Old by William Cole (see below).


Author:  Bennett Cerf
Title:  Thirty Famous One-Act Plays

Prize-winning plays from America and Europe.
c1943 - VARIETY


Author:  Carol Chapman
Title:  Barney Bipple's Magic Dandelions

Barney doesn't heed Miss Merkle's suggestion concerning complicated wishes until it is almost too late.
c1977 - HUMOROUS


I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed book cover
Author:  Lauren Child
Title:  I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Charlie helps Lola get ready for bed, despite the tigers, whales and other animals which serve as obstacles.
c2001 - HUMOROUS


Author:  Eileen Christelow
Title:  Jerome the Babysitter

Mrs. Gatorrman's nine frisky little pranksters are almost too much for first time babysitter Jerome.
c1985 - HUMOROUS


Author:  John Ciardi
Title:  You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

c1985 - HUMOROUS


Author:  John H. Clarke
Title:  American Negro Short Stories ("Sky is Gray")

Short stories.
c1966 - SERIOUS


Ramona the Pest book cover
Author:  Beverly Cleary
Title:  Ramona the Pest

Ramona's kindergarten adventures.
c1968 - HUMOROUS


Author:  Vera Cleaver
Title:  Queen of Hearts

Although there is no love lost between them, 12 year-old Wilma is her willful and peppery grandmother's choice for a companion.
c1978 - SERIOUS


Author:  Lucille Clifton
Title:  My Brother Fine with Me

When her 5 year-old brother decides to run away from home, Johnny is glad - at first.
c1975 - HUMOROUS


Ellis Island Interviews: In Their Own Words book cover
Author:  Peter M. Coan
Title:  Ellis Island Interviews: In Their Own Words

First person narratives, also for older children.


Author:  Leslie Coger
Title:  Readers Theatre Handbook; A Dramatic Approach to Literature by Coger and White

Bibliography and oral interpretation.
c1973 - VARIETY


Molly's Pilgrim book cover
Author:  Barbara Cohen
Title:  Molly's Pilgrim

Told to make a doll like a Pilgrim for the Thanksgiving display at school, Molly's Jewish mother dresses the doll as she herself dressed before leaving Russia to seek religious freedom much to Molly's embarrassment.
c1983 - SERIOUS


Author:  Brock Cole
Title:  King at the Door

A beggar arrives at the inn declaring he is a king but only manages to convince Little Baggit, the servant.
c1979 - HUMOROUS


Author:  William Cole
Title:  Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls



Poem Stew book cover
Author:  William Cole
Title:  Poem Stew

Collection of poems about food and eating.
c1981 - VARIOUS


Author:  William Cole
Title:  Rough Men, Tough Men

Poems about robbers, outlaws, heroes, and villains.
c1969 - VARIOUS


Author:  William Cole
Title:  Story Poems, New and Old

Narrative poetry (also in Adult collection at Beale).


Competition Monologues II book cover
Author:  Various
Title:  Competition Monologues II: 49 Contemporary Speeches for Young Actors from the Best Professionally Produced American Plays.

For older children.
c1989 - SERIOUS


Our House: The Stories of Levittown book cover
Author:  Pam Conrad
Title:  Our House: The Stories of Levittown

Six stories, one from each decade from the 1940s to the 1990s about growing up in Levittown.
c1995 - SERIOUS, ch.4 DUO


Prairie Songs book cover
Author:  Pam Conrad
Title:  Prairie Songs

Frontier and pioneer life in Nebraska.
c1985 - SERIOUS


Purple Coyote book cover
Author:  Cornette
Title:  Purple Coyote

A young boy pays an unusual price to learn why the coyote, which appears near his home (and howls and dances) in the desert, is purple.


Author:  Thomas B. Costain
Title:  30 Stories to Remember

A collection of short stories, novels and novelettes.
c1962 - VARIETY


Author:  Harold Courlander
Title:  Hat-Shaking Dance: And Other Ashanti Tales from Ghana

21 stories from the Ashanti people
c1957 - HUMOROUS


Author:  Harold Courlander
Title:  The Piece of Fire, and Other Haitian Tales

An exciting collection of 26 tales.


My Friend the Piano book cover
Author:  Catherine Cowan
Title:  My Friend the Piano

Practicing scales isn’t fun for the piano…so it runs away with the help of a little girl.
c1998 - Humorous duo


Cows in the Kitchen book cover
Author:  June Crebbin
Title:  Cows in the Kitchen

While Tom Farmer is asleep under the haystack, the cows, ducks, pigs, hens, and sheep make quite a mess in the farmhouse. For the very youngest children, very short, probably will not be long enough for competitions.
c1998 - HUMOROUS


Moon Over Tennessee: A Boy's Civil War Journal book cover
Author:  Craig Crist-Evans
Title:  Moon Over Tennessee: A Boy’s Civil War Journal

A 13-year-old boy sets off with his father from their farm in Tennessee to join the Confederate forces on their way to fight at Gettysburg. Told in the form of diary entries. Also for older children.


Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type book cover
Author:  Doreen Cronin
Title:  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

When Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they begin making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.


The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat book cover
Author:  Catherine Cullen
Title:  The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat

The unusual buttons from a young girl’s favorite coat provide magical assistance to a giant, a swan, some sailors, a wizard, some rabbits, and an elf.

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