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| by Armstrong, Jennifer

Chin Yu Min is married to a wealthy man. She takes advantage of their wealth and is very mean to people. Her husbands dies, and she is now poor. She finds a cat that catches fish, so she gets him to stay with her. She is attached to the cat now, but she accidentally gives him away. She later finds him and has now learned to appreciate her good fortunes.

| by Heide, Florence Parry//Gilliland, Judith Heide

Ahmed has a secret which he keeps all day long. Tonight he will tell his secret to his family but first he has work to do. Ahmed works in the loud and crowded city. The sights and lovely sounds fill his day while he works. When at last he has done all of his work, he can reveal his secret.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

A man finds a seal that sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman. He falls in love with her and makes her stay for seven years. They have a son who realizes that his father takes his mother's seal skin. The boy finds the skin and gives it to his mother, who then returns to the sea.

| by Kelley, True

Everybody eats. People, animals, and plants all need food. Food comes from many places including the garden, trees, and the sea. There are many different times to eat-breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

| by Mordvinoff, Nicolas

An island and its inhabitants are depicted in this book. It emphasizes the local animals, customs and culture.

| by Soule, Jean//Soule, Nancy

A mouse stows away on a pirate ship but it is attacked and begins to sink. He grabs some treasures and returns safely to land to make a prosperous living.

| by Slate, Joseph

Old Cassie lives on a floating raft. One night, she tries to quiet the fears of her animal friends, by singing a lullaby near the pond.

| by Stevens, Carla

With the help of his friends, Pig overcomes his fear of water and learns to swim.

| by Stevenson, James

Convinced that crossing the river on the back of a donkey is too slow, some animals try to find a faster way to get to school.

| by Steig, William

Amos is a mouse who gets stranded in the middle of the ocean. Boris the whale, comes to his rescue and they become the best of friends. Each helps the other to survive.

| by Richardson, Judith Benet

Savi, a baby elephant, is left at the beach, because he did not want to return home with his mother. He becomes scared and finally follows a trail of bananas home.

| by Christelow, Eileen

While on a picnic, five little monkeys decide to tease Mr. Crocodile. One by one they fall from the tree. In the end, the monkeys are found in another tree.

| by Rand, Gloria

After an oil spill covers Prince William Sound, a little girl rescues a baby seal and helps get him ready to go back to his natural home.

| by La Fontaine

The north wind and the sun compete with each other on who can make a man take off his cloak. The wind tries to force the cloak off of the man, but is unsuccessful. The sun makes everything warm, and the man takes off his cloak through the sun's gentleness.

| by Le Guin, Ursula K.

A dragon terrorizes a city. Min and Polo discover what the dragon wants and saves their city in the process.

| by Ryder, Joanne

Do you ever think about what things you have in common with everyone else on Earth?One thing is that we share our world with every living thing. Can you find the snake in the grass?The crabs on the pier?We share our world and we should take care of it.

| by Hest, Amy

Sophie always spends a weekend with her grandparents when her parents take a trip to honeymoon cottage. Every year her grandparents have a special surprise, so she can hardly wait for this year's surprise.

| by Greene, Carol

A group of kids bake the world's biggest birthday cake for their friend in an old water tower by heating it with a volcano. They decorate it with hedges, a pond, a zoo, a circus, and a brass band.

| by Wikler, Linda

Join Alfonse and Little Bird as they play the game of hide-and-seek. Alfonse and the other geese search all around for Little Bird but have no luck in finding her. If Alfonse were quiet, however, perhaps he might be able to hear her.

| by Shulevitz, Uri

Rain has many purposes. It affects people, animals, and nature. Most importantly, rain gives growth to living things.
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