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Boris Kulikov

Boris Kulikov

Boris Kulikov is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many children's books. His work includes Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming; W is for Webster by Tracey Fern; and the Max's Math series, written by Kate Banks.He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Howard and the Mummy

Howard and the Mummy

Tracey Fern; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion filled with Egyptian artifacts. Howard dreamed of discovering a mummy himself—especially...

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How to Find an Elephant

How to Find an Elephant

Kate Banks; Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

What to do on a dull gray day? Head into the wilds and look for an elephant. You will need a pair of binoculars, a blanket, a flute, some food, a little imagination, and a lot of curiosity. Look and...

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W Is For Webster

W Is For Webster

Tracey Fern; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource." - Kirkus Reviews

From an early age, Noah Webster was an odd fellow who liked to...

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Max's Math

Max's Math

Max's Words

Kate Banks, illustrated by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Max and his two brothers hop into a car and go looking for problems they can solve. They cruise down highway number 4 on their way to Shapeville, but they see an abandoned number along the way. Is...

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Papa's Mechanical Fish

Papa's Mechanical Fish

Candace Fleming, illustrated by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a...

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Barnum's Bones

Barnum's Bones

Tracey Fern, illustrated by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Barnum Brown's (1873-1963) parents named him after the circus icon P.T. Barnum, hoping that he would do something extraordinary--and he did! As a paleontologist for the American Museum of Natural...

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Max's Castle

Max's Castle

Max's Words

Kate Banks, illustrated by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

When Max finds a pile of forgotten toys under the bed, his brothers Benjamin and Karl wonder what's so special about some old blocks. So Max shows them. With some clever twists of both blocks and...

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The Eraserheads
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The Eraserheads

Kate Banks; pictures by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

4 + 3 = 8?

Whoops! That's not right.

Looks like a job for the eraserheads!
The three eraserheads—an owl, a crocodile, and a pig—live atop three pencils in the land of paper, rulers, letters, and numbers. Their job is to help a little boy correct his mistakes. But one day they make a mistake of their own—and what happens next is something nobody expected.

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Max's Dragon

Max's Dragon

Max's Words

Kate Banks; Pictures by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Max is looking for words that rhyme. His dragon is in his wagon – or was, for now its tail has left a trail, which Max follows. He finds an umbrella on the ground— "Found, ground," he says, while...

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Max's Words

Max's Words

Max's Words

Kate Banks; Pictures by Boris Kulikov
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Max's brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share with their little brother. So Max decides to...

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