Highlights from the Children's Collection: Curious George

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:53am -- baglio

It’s hard to believe, but Curious George is 78 years old!  Since his first appearance in 1941 George, and his good friend the Man in the Yellow Hat, have had countless adventures, been translated into at least twenty different languages, spawned several television series, a feature film and countless other adaptations. 

Through all of his adventures, and all of his mischief, the curious little monkey has found wonder and excitement exploring the world around him, making friends all along the way

Check out these ten examples of George’s newest adventures for children of all ages.

 

Curious George at the Zoo

Curious George at the Zoo; A Touch and Feel Book

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

The man with the yellow hat takes George to visit his friends at the zoo!  There is so musch to see, and do, and touch.  Can you help George explore and play with all of the animals?

 

Curious George Takes a Trip

Curious George Takes a Trip

By,  Rotem Moscovich

Curious George and his friend are going on vacation on an airplane. At check-in, the ticket clerk gives George a toy airplane to play with, but he soon loses it and has a few adventures trying to find it again. What an exciting start to his vacation!

Level one in Houghton's new Curious George reader line means that the text is minimal and simple, perfect for readers learning to sound out words while looking at the art for visual clues.

 

Curious George and the Pizza Party

Curious George and the Pizza Party

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

George is going to a pizza party! He’s so excited. He loves pizza and parties. George promises to be on his best monkey behavior, but when he gets to the party and sees all of that pizza dough, George has an idea . . . a big idea that lands him in big trouble! A recipe for healthy veggie mini-pizzas is included.

 

Curious George Ready for School

Curious George Ready for School

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

George is so excited to go visit his friend Rami’s school! George packs a banana snack and is ready to have an adventure. And what an adventure school is! Between Circle Time, outdoor play, and the many toys and crafts, George is one happy monkey. But can a curious monkey make it through the whole day without getting into any trouble? Young kindergarteners and preschoolers-to-be will get a sense of what a day at school is like, helping them, too, feel ready for school.

 

Curious George: Up, Up and Away

Curious George Up, Up, and Away

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

Curious George and the man with the yellow hat are planning on taking a ride in a hot air balloon, but as George climbs in, he releases the rope tethering the balloon to the ground.  George and his friend, Bill, float away with the man with the yellow hat racing after them. Will they continue going higher?  Or will George and his curious ways help them get back to the ground?

 

Curious George builds a Tree House

Curious George Builds a Tree House

By,  Margaret & H.A. Rey

George is tired of following the house rules—he wants a place of his own where he can draw on the walls and eat corn on the cob with his feet! He decides to build a tree house in the yard, but quickly learns that creating a house from scratch just might take more than a pile of plywood and a handful of nails. What he needs is a design plan to make it work.

 

Curious George Discovers Recycling

Curious George Discovers Recycling

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

Curious George wants to help clean up the planet, and recycling seems like a good place to start—but where does he begin? Follow along with George as he learns about what recycling is, how it works, and what else he can do to reduce his monkey paw print. Readers will learn the difference between recycling and trash, what happens to the things we throw away, and other ways to help keep our planet clean.

 

Curious George: Home Run

Curious George: Home Run

By, Erica Zappy

George is excited to go to his first baseball game to watch his friend Marco play. While Marco concentrates on hitting his first home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. But George doesn't know in which order he should hang the numbers. With help from Marco and the girl at the snack stand, George learns about number sequence and a handy trick for putting double digits in order. During the last inning, George agrees to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Will he be able to add another number to the scoreboard?

 

Curious George at the Aquarium

Curious George at the Aquarium

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

Splash! The aquarium is a big place for a little monkey, and there is so much to see. George’s curiosity soon helps him to make lots of penguin friends . . . and lots of trouble! 

 

Curious George Discovers the Ocean

Curious George Discovers the Ocean

By,  Bethany V. Freitas

In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George gets invited on a submarine trip to help retrieve a satellite that fell from space. He can't wait for his first adventure under the sea! Follow along as George explores the coral reef and discovers the different plants and creatures living near the ocean floor.

 

Curious George Visits the Dentist

Curious George Visits the Dentist

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

When George bites into a shiny apple made of wax, his tooth begins to hurt. The next morning George shows his wiggly tooth to the man with the yellow hat, who takes him to the dentist. George is nervous about his first visit to the dentist, but overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene—with a little good-natured mayhem on the side!

 

Curious George and the Puppies

Curious George and the Puppies

By, Margaret & H.A. Rey

When George and the man with the yellow hat visit the animal shelter, George is delighted to discover a large litter of puppies. At first, George just wants to pet a puppy, but then he wants to hold one. George's curiosity gets the best of him and soon puppies are everywhere.