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Cousin Ruth's Tooth book cover
Author:  Amy MacDonald
Title:  Cousin Ruth's Tooth

When little cousin Ruth loses a tooth, the whole Fister family is in a dither.
c1996 - HUMOROUS

 

Twenty Tellable Tales book cover
Author:  Margaret MacDonald
Title:  Twenty Tellable Tales

Folktales.
c1986 - VARIETY

 

All the Places to Love book cover
Author:  Patricia MacLachlan
Title:  All the Places to Love

A young boy describes the favorite places that he shares with his family on his grandparents’ farm and in the nearby countryside.
c1994 - SERIOUS SOLO

 

 
Author:  Jan Mark
Title:  Silly Tails

Recounts the war between rabbits and carrots.
c1993 - HUMOROUS & DUO

 

Ghost-Eye Tree book cover
Author:  Bill Martin
Title:  The Ghost-Eye Tree

Walking down a dark lonely road on an errand one night, a brother and sister argue over who is afraid of the dread Ghost-eye tree.
c1985 - SERIOUS

 

Now I Will Never Leave the Dinner Table book cover
Author:  Jane Martin and Patricia Marx
Title:  Now I Will Never Leave the Dinner Table

When her perfect older sister forces her to remain at the dinner table until she finishes her spinach, a young girl broods about being stuck there forever and devises a plan to get rid of her sister.
c1996 - HUMOROUS SOLO

 

Yankee Doodle Boy: A Young Soldier's Adventures in the American Revolution Told by Himself book cover
Author:  Joseph Martin
Title:  Yankee Doodle Boy: A Young Soldier's Adventures in the American Revolution Told by Himself

Narrative of some of the adventures, dangers, and suffering of a young soldier; see especially pages 54, 73, 74, 95, and 152.
c1995 - VARIETY

 

The Rough Face Girl book cover
Author:  Rafe Martin
Title:  The Rough Face Girl

Algonquin Indian version of Cinderella story.
c1992 - SERIOUS

 

"Glory" from When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple book cover
Author:  Sandra Martz, ed.
Title:  "Glory" from When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

Thoughts from a bag lady, for mature children.
c1991 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Geda Mathews
Title:  What Was That!

Three skittish brothers try to comfort each other when they hear night noises in their house.
c1975 - VARIETY

 

The Hundred Penny Box book cover
Author:  Sharon Bell Mathis
Title:  The Hundred Penny Box

Michael's love for his great-great-aunt, who Iives with them, leads him to intercede with his mother who wants to toss out all her old things.
c1975 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  Sharon Bell Mathis
Title:  Teacup Full of Roses

Joe's decision to leave home is prompted by despair over his Mother's blindness to his younger brother's talents and his older brother's drug addiction.
c1972 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Mercer Mayer
Title:  Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp

Liza Lou outwits all.
c1976 - VARIOUS

 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter book cover
Author:  Carson McCullers
Title:  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Singer is alone except for one deaf-mute friend, a drooling, teddy bear-clutching man-child. Singer moves to be near him when he is institutionalized.
c1940 - SERIOUS

 

Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts book cover
Author:  Patricia McKissack and Frederick McKissack
Title:  Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts

Leaders of US slave revolts.
c1996 - SERIOUS

 

Cinderella's Rat book cover
Author:  Susan Meddaugh
Title:  Cinderella's Rat

One of the rats that was turned into a coach man by Cinderella's fairy godmother tells his story.
c1997 - HUMOROUS, DUO

 

 
Author:  Eve Merriam
Title:  You Be Good and I'll Be Night: Jump-on-the-Bed Poems

Poetry.
c1988 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  Eve Merriam
Title:  "Elizabeth Blackwell," in Independent Voices

Poetry.
c1968 - SERIOUS

 

Through Hell for Hitler book cover
Author:  Henry Metelmann
Title:  Through Hell for Hitler

First hand account of fighting on the eastern front.
c2001 - Serious solo- older youth

 

 
Author:  A. A. Milne
Title:  Now We Are Six

Poetry from the life and imagination of a small child.
c1927 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  A. A. Milne
Title:  When We Were Very Young

Collection of poems reflecting the experiences of a little English boy growing up in the early part of the 20th century.
c1924 - VARIETY

 

You Be Good and I'll Be Night: Jump-on-the-Bed Poems book cover
Author:  Rosemary Minard, compiler
Title:  Womenfolk and Fairy Tales

Folk and fairy tales.
c1975 - VARIETY

 

Sleepless Beauty book cover
Author:  Frances Minters
Title:  Sleepless Beauty

Updated rhyming retelling of the traditional fairy tale, Beauty outwits the wicked witch and arranges for her own happy ending.
c1997 - VERSE CHOIR

 

 
Author:  Louise Moeri
Title:  Save Queen of Sheba

After surviving an Indian raid, a brother and sister set out to find the rest of the settlers.
c1981 - SERIOUS

 

The Race of Toad and Deer book cover
Author:  Pat Mora
Title:  The Race of Toad and Deer

Deer feels that he is the biggest and best in the forest, but Toad gets tired of his bragging.  So, he challenges him to a race.  This variation on the tortoise and the hare shows the value of teamwork and strategy in an entertaining fashion.
c2001 - Humorous solo

 

 
Author:  Richard Morris
Title:  Voices from America's Past

First person accounts from 1914 to 1960s.
c1963 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Willie Morris
Title:  Prayer for the Opening of the Little League Season

Poetry.
c1995 - SERIOUS

 

The Butterfly Jar book cover
Author:  Jeffrey Moss
Title:  The Butterfly Jar

Poetry.
c1989 - VARIOUS

 

Our Marching Band book cover
Author:  Lloyd Moss
Title:  Our Marching Band

When all the girls and boys in the neighborhood take up musical instruments at first they produce awful tones, but after much practice they are able to come together as a marching band that brings brassy, classy fun.
c2001 - VERSE CHOIR

 

The Boy's War book cover
Author:  Jim Murphy
Title:  The Boy's War

Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War.
c1990 - SERIOUS

 

Blizzard book cover
Author:  Jim Murphy
Title:  Blizzard

Presents a history based on personal accounts and newspaper articles of the massive snowstorm that hit the northeast in 1888 focusing on the events in New York City. See p.19, where Sara Wilson freezes to death, or p.75 the voyage of Colt. Also for older children.
c2000 - SERIOUS SOLO

 

The Great Fire book cover
Author:  Jim Murphy
Title:  The Great Fire

Tells of the Great Chicago Fire.
c1995 - SERIOUS

 

Hot Hippo book cover
Author:  Hadithi Mwenye
Title:  Hot Hippo

Why the hippo lives in water.
c1986 - HUMOROUS

 

At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England book cover
Author:  Walter Dean Myers
Title:  At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England

Biography of the African princess saved from execution and was taken to England where Queen Victoria oversaw her upbringing and she lived for a time before marrying an African missionary. Also for older children.
c1999 - SERIOUS SOLO

 
   
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