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| by Grant, Eva

Jaya, a young boy in India, desperately wants a cow for his family. However, when his parents buy Khubi, the cow, Jaya is disappointed because she is so ugly. Despite Khubi's physical apperance, she and Jaya develop a close friendship when Khubi saves Jaya from trouble.

| by Jackson, Woody

This alphabet journey takes you from a to z on a dairy farm. Using the grain, alfalfa, you can experience the alfalfa-bet in farm colors, scenery, and cows.

| by Haggerty, Mary E

A young boy and his mother move into a new apartment. While his mother spends her time looking for a new job, the boy spends a great deal of his time transforming an ugly, scary crack in the wall into something beautiful for his mom.

| by Huck, Charlotte

Using ten scary Halloween things readers count from one to ten and then back down again. Each page has illustrations that sequentially correspond to a number, featuring bats, ghosts, skeletons and other Halloween symbols.

| by Kurtz, Kevin

Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun. Learn how the marsh grass survives even though it is covered by salt water twice a day.

| by Girimes, Nikki

A young African American boy living with his mother spends the day with his father. They spend time together doing a variety of activities that leave the boy satisfied with his life.

| by Joyce, William

Wilburs best friend spends the day at his house looking for his grandfather's false teeth. In the process, they meet one crazy relative after another.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

A dog is left behind on a road to begin an adventure through the fields, city, beach, and country. Will it ever find someone who will love it again?(A Wordless Book)

| by Bunting, Eve

Fransico takes his grandfather out to look for work. His grandfather does not speak English, so Fransico must translate. Fransico accepts a gardening job for his grandfather by telling the man he is a great gardener. When the man comes at the end of the day, he finds the job done incorrectly. Fransico's lie teaches him an invaluable lesson.

| by Bider, Djemma

Anayida falls asleep and dreams of baking baklava. When she buys the honey, she drops some of it on the sidewalk. A bee lands on the honey and a cat chases the bee. A dog chases the cat and they all run through the town. The whole town is turned upside down because of one drop of honey.

| by Dotlich, Rebecca K.

There are so many families who do different things. Different families eat different foods, enjoy different activities, speak different languages, and live in different dwellings. There is always a family that is just right for you.

| by Berstein, Sharon Chesler

Henry, Joe, and Claire live in a very sad family. Sometimes, their dad gets very angry and hits their mom. This doesn't happen all the time, though-sometimes, Dad is nice and fun. Henry, Joe, and Claire wish these fun times would never end. They must learn to understand that the fights are not their fault, and they must learn to talk to an adult about the feelings they are having.

| by Zolotow, C.

A little boy wishes he had a father. He tells his mother all the things he would do with his father if he were there.

| by Creech, Sharon

Mr. Keeene knows he has a fine school with great teachers and students. Since everyone is learning so much, he decides to have school on Saturdays, then Sundays, and then eventually all summer. Eventually, one student named Tillie tells Mr. Keene that they are not learning anything outside of school. Everyone is relieved when Mr. Keene announces the return of a normal school year.

| by Waber, Bernard

A very special firefly deals with his uniqueness. It is not easy to be different, but this story shows it is okay to be different.

| by Cazet, Denys

On his way to school, Russell drops his math book in the pond. The teacher finds a fish in it when she opens it. Russell worries all day long about what to do with the fish. He finally comes up with a solution in art class.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

The book tells the alphabet by going over the animals on the ark in alphabetical order.

| by Gunthorp, Karen

Davy the mouse is curious to see what lies beyond his area of the forest. One day he leaves and what an adventure he has when he goes to the city and thinks he is in a forest of boxes.

| by Stoeke, Janet

Minerva Louise decides to takes a trip into the farmer's house. She finds a lot of new items for the new baby and mistakes the baby for a bunny. Minerva's way of looking at things often seems silly!

| by Anglund, Joan Walsh

This book describes all the different kinds of friends a person could have.
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