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| by Rylant, Cynthia

Nat is terrified to go into the house of Miss Maggie because he has heard that there is a snake inside her house. But he is so curious that he begins peeking through the windows. Even though Nat does not find a snake, he does find a good friend.

| by Kimmel, Eric A.

Bubba Brayna, a very old woman, fixes a Hanukkah dinner for the rabbi and friends. She has an unexpected guest when a bear appears instead.

| by Lindbergh, Reeve

Grandfather describes the love he has for his young grandson. He compares his love to the different seasons and the beautiful scenery of the rural landscape.

| by Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie

A young girl tells her story of an encounter with wild horses. While living with her parents on the small island off the coast of New England, she discovers wild horses. During the harsh winter that they live there, she helps the horses survive.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Peter has a fun day in the snow including adventures of making snow angels and climbing snowy mountains.

| by Lewis, Thomas P.

Adventures aboard the Rainbird, a clipper ship, are given from the perspective of the captain's young son as he journey's from New York around South America to California. On the voyage the captain becomes ill so his wives assume the duties of captain on the ship.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

Join Amanda and Oliver in four fun-filled adventures after a big snowstorm hits their town. They enjoy playing in the snow, making a snowfort, sledding down snow-covered hills, and building a snowpig.

| by Kroll, Virginia

Have you ever wondered what the seasons are like in the northern most parts of the world?As a little girl passes through the seasons, you experience the changes of the land with her.

| by Smith, Robert Paul

John Mac Gregor is known around his town as Jack Mack. Jack Mack travels to his summer haystack or winter time shack on his yak with a black sack full of knick-knacks on his back.

| by Swope, Sam

A bug crawls all the way out of her skin!She sleeps then she blossoms into a beautiful butterfly. On her journey, she repeats her chant, Gotta Go!Gotta Go To Mexico! to all the insects and animals along her way. When her destination is reached, she flutters and dances around in the warm sky with her companion. A bug returns, lays her eggs, and the cycle of life is repeated again and again.

| by Kirk, Daniel

Join a young boy as he wanders into the snow to meet new friends. His friends are missing their noses, hats, and part of their family. Help the boy try to find what his new friends need.

| by Schachner, Judith Byron

A young girl has a special relationship with her Aunt May and Willy, her aunt's bird. The girl is only able to visit them twice a year, but always has an unforgettable time. When the girl's mother becomes ill the summer trip is cancelled and Aunt May plans to visit over Christmas. Unfortunately, a huge snowstorm makes the trip nearly impossible, but with the help of a Christmas friend Aunt May and Willy arrive safely.

| by Blegvad, Lenore

Grandma takes Emma and Luke to visit the house she once lived in when she was a little girl named Norrie. Grandma tells Emma and Luke the kinds of things Norrie used to do. When Emma and Luke have difficulty believing Grandma was Norrie, she proves it to them.

| by Bannatyne-Cugnet, Jo

Take a trip through the various activities that occur within a year. Start with hockey games, planting potatoes, fairs, and harvesting wheat. When fall approaches you will experience Halloween. To end the year is the celebration of Christmas.

| by Winter, Jeanette

Captain Herman and his crew cut trees in Michigan to deliver to the city of Chicago for Christmas. When a blizzard forms over Lake Michigan, the Captain and his crew disappear. From then on, the Captain's wife and daughters carry out the Christmas Tree Ship tradition for many years.

| by Watson, Wendy

Freddie the Fox's skiing trip ends in disaster!His grandmother, Bert Blue Jay, and Nellie Mouse each try to relieve his pain by telling him funny stories. By the end of the night he feels better and is ready for a good night's sleep.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

Mr. Crockett moved into a new apartment. Before Mr. Crockett moved in, the apartment was run down, but Mr. Crockett worked hard to make the apartment beautiful. His neighbors did not appreciate his hard work or planted tree. The neighbors thought it was ugly, but years passed and Mr. Crockett's tree grew and his neighbors enjoyed it.

| by Anholt, Laurence

A new baby is coming, and Sophie's going to be a big sister!She helps her mother and father prepare for the arrival of the baby, but when her little brother is born, she wishes that her family could give him back!Sophie slowly begins to realize that having a new brother might not be so bad after all.

| by Rockhill, Dennis

A backyard snow bear comes to become an integral part of a little girl's slumber. She explores the arctic landscape in the bear's company and awakens to question the authenticity of the experience. Was her excursion fantasy or reality?

| by Lobel, Arnold

This book contains five short stories about Frog and Toad who are best friends. Each story depicts a season of the year.
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