This is a children’s board book. I believe the pages are all white with black font writing. This is an interactive pull tab book where, to start, you drop an actual red and yellow sided counter disc into the book. Each page changes the color of the disc going from red to yellow. I am not sure if the red/yellow color is necessary as perhaps other color counters may have been used? It may have been about shapes. I suspect it may have been a 1980’s or 1990’s book. You can pull tabs, slide, flip and open pages to reveal the counter. It was my son’s favorite book for years. We cannot find it and he mentioned it to me the other day. I would like to find it for his 14th birthday if I can. Thank you.
I’m trying to track down a book I read a lot as a kid.
It was a large picture book, maybe 8×10 inches. Probably hardcover. Full-page color illustrations. Not very long, if I remember correctly.
It was choose-your-own-adventure style. You were an astronaut/space explorer who landed (or crash-landed?) on an alien planet.
There were mild role-playing game elements to it. For example, you selected a couple pieces of equipment at the beginning of your adventure, and there was a part where you turned to the back and studied a xenobiology index for exactly 2 minutes and then weren’t allowed to reference it again.
You navigated the dangerous alien planet and tried to avoid toxic atmosphere, poisonous plants, and dangerous creatures.
I would have read it (from my school’s library) sometime between ’91 and ’96. I’m guessing it was published in the 80s, but it technically could have been the early 90s or maybe even the 70s? Just feels like an 80s thing.
Would love to track this down. It had a big impact on my imagination and creative inspiration over the years, I’m sure.
My search is for a children’s book, probably in the 1970-1997 time frame. The book was a time traveling mystery involving a shy, loner-type girl who escapes to sit in a nearby very old tree. On rare occasions, while in the tree, the girl time travels back to colonial times where she meets two girl friends in the tree. At this point, the tree is much younger. The colonial friends remark about the traveler’s shoes and how different they are. The shoes are modern sneakers. On a subsequent meet up, the time traveler brings an alphabet book which shows a picture of a giraffe listed for the letter “G.” The colonials have never seen a giraffe. At some point, the time traveling stops and the loner girl wonders what became of her colonial friends. On a library day, the loner looks up colonial samplers. She finds the sampler her colonial friends made when they couldn’t find her in the tree anymore. The antique sampler is of the alphabet with a giraffe for the “G” letter and a stitched picture of the modern girl with her sneakers! The title of this book is not known to me and i remember it had nothing to do with the possible subject matter of the book; therefore, not colonial samplers, mystery, time travel, etc. The author was a woman, but I don’t know the name. Please help locate the title and author of this book. I am sure my two grand daughters would love this book, which my daughter read years ago in Virginia. Thank you!
Seeking children’s picture book, pre-1999 but probably after 1980. Round brothers and sister with straw hats (maybe sailor outfits too) find a hole in a hedge. They get all dirty in a mud puddle and find a magical world with a very geometric castle on the other side of the hedge. One of them might get lost/want to stay. Found in a library in 90s. Driving me insane.
I'm looking for the title of a book that's been bugging my bf for years - he read it in the early 2000s (he thinks that's when it came out) and when I asked him for a description, he said he thinks they were teens and all versions of classic monsters. One of them was Medusa in disguise hunting some kind of agents (and there are cutaway chapters where she's hunting them) and she maybe had braided hair? They may have either been ON an island or IN Ireland and were maybe collected together because they were told that Medusa was after them, but she was actually after these agents/government guys and there to protect them. Also, one of them was maybe a swamp monster?