Bookingham 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!
When Eddie and his Mom go on a picnic, they are interrupted by a very big bear! (Find Bear in his other adventures.)
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!
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, originally published in 1947.
A lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies. Based on the story and illustrations by Eric Carle.
A 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.
Sir Knight and B. Dragon leave their armor behind and become business partners at the S & K Barbecue!
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.
Spot loves playing hide-and-go-seek, whether he's hiding or seeking!
Owl tries to sleep amidst a treeful of his noisy woodland friends! Based on the story and illustrations by Pat Hutchins, originally published in 1972.
Leave it to Pinkerton to leap into mischief! (Find Pinkerton in his other adventures.)
Frederick 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.
A girl named Red Riding Hood takes a walk through the woods to visit her grandmother.
Whinnie the dragon falls tail over scales in love with... Oh no! Alfred the Knight! (Find copies of Whinnie the Lovesick Dragon at other libraries in our consortium.)
Miss Flossie Finley outfoxes the fox as he tries without success to convince her of his identity! Based on the illustrations of Rachel Isadora.
Bartholomew Bear goes on many adventures and loves "hanging around" with his family and friends! (Find copies of Ten Red Apples at other libraries in our consortium.)
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 illustrations by Susan Jeffers.
As thunderclouds approach, a little girl and her grandmother gather ingredients for thunder cake and learn about being brave along the way.
Benjamin Bunny loves Mr. McGregor's garden just as much as his cousin Peter! Based on the story and illustrations by Beatrix Potter.
Alexander Wolf and his allergies have been wrongly framed in the story of the three little pigs. Based on the illustrations by Lane Smith. Viking Kestrel, 1989.
A young donkey named Sylvester finds a magic pebble and learns a valuable lesson about wishing.
Ruby tries to stop her younger brother Max from sneaking into her room and snooping by reading him an altered version of "Pandora's Box." Based on the story and illustrations by Rosemary Wells. (Find copies of Max and Ruby's First Greek Myth: Pandora's Box at other libraries in our consortium.)
Join Rat, Badger, Toad and Mole for some fabulous adventures across the English countryside. Based on the illustrations by Michael Hague, first published in 1980.
Matthias 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 by Gary Chalk.
Tigger loves bouncing so much, he bounced into our tree! Based on the story and illustrations by A. A. Milne, first published in 1928.
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.
Even though owls and worms usually don't get along, Owly and Worm discover the meaning of true friendship.
In 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. (Find other versions of The Crane Wife.)
Young Arthur, future King of England, is the only one able to pull the sword from the stone! (Find other versions of King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone.)
revised March 2016