Bookingham Forest

Bookingham Forest entryBookingham Forest is the fanciful name of the children's department at Old Worthington Library. Designed to evoke the enchanted forest found in so many nursery rhymes and children's picture books, Bookingham Forest features characters from such classic children's books as The House at Pooh Corner and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, to new favorites like Hunter's Best Friend. Just follow the paw-print path to see them all!

  • Arthur's Thanksgiving
    Everyone loves Arthur...or they will! Become good friends with this likeable aardvark, his family and friends as you read and enjoy all of their many adventures! Based on the story and illustrations by Marc Brown. Little Brown & Co., c.1983 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Blueberries for the Queen
    William dreams of being a knight. His dream comes true when he gets a chance to take some blueberries to the queen! Based on the story by John and Katherine Paterson and illustrations by Susan Jeffers. HarperCollins, 2004.
  • The Crane Wife
    The Crane WifeIn this well-loved Japanese folk tale, a poor man's kindness to an injured crane leads him to a beautiful wife with amazing talents. Based on the illustrations by Suekichi Akaba in the story by Sumiko Yagawa, translated by Katherine Paterson. Morrow Junior Books, c.1981 (J398.21YAG)
  • Flossie and the Fox
    Miss Flossie Finley outfoxes the fox as he tries without success to convince her of his identity! Based on the illustrations of Rachel Isadora in the story by Patricia McKissack. Dial Books for Young Readers, c.1986 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Frederick
    FrederickFrederick is a poet-mouse who always knows how to cheer up his friends! Based on the story and illustrations by Leo Lionni. Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Goodnight Moon
    Say goodnight with the little bunny to each object in "the great green room." Based on the illustrations of Clement Hurd found in the classic story by Margaret Wise Brown. HarperCollins, c.1947, 1997 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Good Night Owl!
    Owl tries to sleep amidst a treeful of his noisy woodland friends! Based on the story and illustrations by Pat Hutchins. Simon & Schuster, c.1972 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • The House at Pooh Corner
    Tigger loves bouncing so much, he bounced into our tree! Based on the story and illustrations by A.A.Milne. Dutton Children's Books, 2006. (FICTION)
  • Hunter's Best Friend
    Hunter and Stripe are best friends and love doing everything together, like dress in striped sweaters, read the same stories, and even eat the same lunch! Based on the story by Laura Elliott and illustrations by Lynn Munsinger. Harper Collins, 2002.
  • It's the Bear!
    It's the BearWhen Eddie and his Mom go on a picnic, they are interrupted by a very big bear! Based on the story and illustrations of Jez Alborough. Candlewick Press, c.1995 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • King Arthur, The Sword in the Stone
    Young Arthur, future King of England, is the only one able to pull the sword from the stone! Based on the story and illustrations of Hudson Talbott. Morrow Junior Books, c.1991 (J398.2TAL)
  • The Knight and the Dragon
    Sir Knight and B. Dragon leave their armor behind and become business partners at the S&K Barbecue! Based on the story and illustrations by Tomie DePaola. Putnam, c.1980 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Owly
    OwlyEven though owls and worms usually don't get along, Owly and Worm discover the meaning of true friendship. Based on the story and illustrations by Andy Runton. Top Shelf Productions, c. 2004. (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
  • Red Riding Hood
    A girl named Red Riding Hood takes a walk through the woods to visit her grandmother. Based on the story and illustrations by James Marshall. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1987.
  • Redwall
    MatthiasMatthias and fellow Redwallers are led by the spirit of Martin the Warrior in their battle against Cluny the Scourge and his evil horde. Based on the illustrations of Gary Chalk in the story by Brian Jacques. Philomel Books, c.1980 (JUVENILE FICTION)
  • Searching for Dragons
    Princess Cimorene joins forces with King Mendenbar to rescue Kazul, king of the dragons, and save the Enchanted Forest. Based on illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman in the story by Patricia Wrede. Harcourt Brace & Co., c.1991 (JUVENILE FICTION)
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    A young donkey named Sylvester finds a magic pebble and learns a valuable lesson about wishing. Based on the story and illustrations of William Steig. Simon & Schuster, c.1969 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
    Benjamin Bunny loves Mr. McGregor's garden just as much as his cousin Peter! Based on the story and illustrations by Beatrix Potter. Frederick Warne & Company/Penguin Group, 2007.
  • Tallyho, Pinkerton!
    Leave it to Pinkerton to leap into mischief! Based on the story and illustrations by Steven Kellogg. Dial Books for Young Readers, c.1982 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Ten Red Apples
    Bartholomew BearBartholomew Bear goes on many adventures and loves "hanging around" with his family and friends! Based on the book written and illustrated by Virginia Miller. Candlewick Press, 2002. (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Thundercake
    As thunderclouds approach, a little girl and her grandmother gather ingredients for thunder cake and learn about being brave along the way. Based on the story and illustrations by Patricia Polacco. Philomel Books, c.1990 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
    Alexander Wolf and his allergies have been wrongly framed in the story of the three little pigs. Based on the story by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith. Viking Kestrel, 1989.
  • The Very Quiet Cricket
    The Very Quiet CricketA very quiet cricket meets a very special friend and together they make some very beautiful music! Based on the story and illustrations by Eric Carle. Philomel Books, c.1990 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Whinnie the Lovesick Dragon
    Whinnie the dragon falls tail over scales in love with...Oh no! Alfred the Knight! Based on the story and illustrations by Mercer Mayer. Simon & Schuster, c.1986 (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Where's Spot?
    Where's Spot?Spot loves playing hide-and-go-seek, whether he's hiding or seeking! Based on the story and illustrations of Eric Hill. Putnam, c. 1980. (PICTURE BOOK)
  • Wind in the Willows
    Join Rat, Badger, Toad and Mole for some fabulous adventures across the English countryside. Based on the illustrations by Michael Hague in the story by Kenneth Grahame. Ariel Books, c.1980 (JUVENILE FICTION)