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| by Berenzy, Alix

This is a life lesson concerning love is in the eyes of the beholder. This story show how love turned a common frog into a prince.

| by Schotter, Roni

For over fifty years, Ruby Rubenstein has owned a fruit and vegetable store on Delano Street. Sun Ho, a young school boy, comes everyday to watch Ruby stack the fruits and vegetables in the most beautiful displays. Eventually, Ruby teaches Sun Ho how to work the register and buy the fruit and vegetables at the market. Ruby gets sick so Sun Ho and his family run the store for Ruby.

| by Wilner, Isabel

In this alphabet garden, you will experience the process of planting a garden through spring, summer, and autumn. While tending to your garden, you may even meet a variety of animals that may lend a hand during the process.

| by Luenn, Nancy

Rosita and her grandmother are very close. Rosita's grandmother teaches Rosita how to braid, garden, and make tortillas. When Rosita's grandmother dies, Rosita feels a great loss without her around and misses her terribly. Her family tells Rosita that she can make a gift to give to her grandmother on the Day of the Dead. Rosita braids a cord that is filled with love and memories for her grandmother.

| by Nightingale, Sandy

A child dreams about animals doing very uncharacteristic activities such as a giraffe on the moon, a cat in a balloon, clowns performing in a pie, and many more.

| by Bradfield, Roger

A nice, good-hearted prince named Cedric is in for a predicament. His father, the King, wants Cedric to sword the Dragon to proved that he can rule the kingdom. However, Cedric hates to fight and hates violence. At the end, Cedric humorously gets out of the situation while still earning respect and the kingdom.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

When Mitsuo hoes his garden, he finds rare things in nature which he tries not to harm. All the while, his dad makes sure he's working.

| by Slobodkin, Louis

Susan needs a good hiding place to get away from her brothers that want to show her a spider-her least favorite thing!After asking a lot of people where to hide, she finds a hiding place all on her own. When everyone goes to find her, nobody can!

| by Kroeber, Theordora

A family moves to California from Colorado. The little boy and girl have to adjust to a green Christmas, which they do not like. But then, they receive a letter from Santa Claus that cheers them up.

| by Stoeke, Janet Morgan

A silly loving chicken ventures out in the cold for an winter adventure. See how he mistakes some mittens for a hat to keep himself warm.

| by Updike, John

Poems are provided with various pictures of objects which begin with each letter of the alphabet such as apple, bird, jam, egg, nickel, oatmeal, toy and zero.

| by Krauss, Ruth

Definitions and observations from a child's perspective with explanations for what different things are.

| by Carle, Eric

Hermit crab outgrew his shell in January so he must find a new home. Month by month he collects friends to make his home better. As he outgrows his shell, Herman is sad because he will have to leave his friends. A smaller homeless crab comes along and promises to take care of Herman's friends and home.

| by Hoberman, Mary Ann

In a rhyme, this book describes many creatures and their houses. It depicts how the different homes are tailored for each creature.

| by Goffstein, Brooke

Through photographs, a story is depicted of a lonely house. When it's cared for it can bring protection to people.

| by Onyefulu, Ifeoma

The author, a member of the Igbo tribe in Nigeria, presents text and her own photographs of twenty-six things, from A-Z, representative of all African peoples.

| by Owoo, Ifr

The country of Africa is explored from A to Z. Africa has a rich culture, many customs, and hardworking people that have lasted throughout history.

| by Tudor, Tasha

A young girl discovers her grandmother's old doll named Annabelle. As the young girl plays with Annabelle, she sees all the things the doll has in alphabetical order, from her cloak, dresses and earings to her slippers, umbrella, and veil.

| by Lester, Mike

A is for salad?N is for lunch?R is for bowling?Look at the alphabet in a whole different light with colorful and humorous animals. A isn't for salad, but for the alligator that munches on a big bowl of greens. Find out for yourself if K is for doctor or if M is for cowboy boots.
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