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| by Henkes, Kevin

Oh!How white everything is in the morning when it snows. Everyone wants to play in the snow. Squirrels, cats, dogs, rabbits, and children get excited to play in the snow. When the sun goes down, the snow looks blue and play time is over for everyone.

| by Munsch, Robert

Any stays up too late watching television and does not make it to breakfast with her family. They decide to take Amy to school in her bed because she was going to be late. At school the principal tries to wake her up but she keeps sleeping. Her teacher covers reading, math, and art, and her friends go to the gym, recess, and lunch-- all while Amy sleeps!The next day, Amy's habit is hilariously contagious!

| by Wells, Rosemary

Stanley and Rhoda are brother and sister. They have fun in three short stories as they clean Rhoda's room, deal with Rhoda's bee sting, and play with the babysitter.

| by P. Feiffer, Jules

Oh no, a little girl lost her teddy bear!Her family doesn't have time to help her, so she becomes a detective. In the process of searching for her bear, she finds many of her other missing toys before finding her bear.

| by Riddell, Chris

When a young boy encounters a harmless playful bear, the two become best friends. They go back to Ben's house and eat lunch, dance, and clean up their mess. Then the bear goes home and tells the boy that they will have lunch at his house the next day.

| by Bang, Molly

From morning until bedtime, a child plays with toys to experience one fine day of activities.

| by Porter, Sue

Ambrose, the badger, buys a pair of skates. He loses control and takes a whole group of animals along for a ride. Ultimately everyone ends up at the ocean to swim and play.

| by Hest, Amy

Baby duck dislikes her new eyeglasses. She believes they look bad and hinder her ability to play. Her grandpa convinces her that her glasses are not so terrible after all.

| by Keller, Holly

Geraldine the pig is waiting for a big snow which was predicted on the radio. It finally comes while she is sleeping. When she wakes up she is happy and runs outside to go sled riding.

| by Hoban, Russell

Three boys imagined that they were deep sea diving. The oldest boy wants a gum drop, but the middle boy would not share. While they were fighting, the other boy took all the gumdrops and ate them. Finally on the way back home, they all made up and had dinner with their parents.

| by Holabird, Katharine

Angelina and Alice were very good friends and they did everything together. One day when Angelina tried to do a handstand on the playground and fell, everyone laughed including Alice. Angelina was very mad at Alice for laughing. But when Angelina needed a partner in gymnastics class, Alice volunteered and they had a great performance.

| by Mayer, Mercer//Marianna

A boy and his friends go fishing. Their fishing party is interrupted when a turtle bites the line. The boy catches a turtle.

| by London, Jonathan

Froggy discovers the truth behind having a crush. His clumsiness and confusion lead him to discover his one true love, his mother.

| by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Betsy the frog is tired of hopping and jumping so she begins to dance.

| by Lester, Alison

During their day, Alice and Aldo work their way through the alphabet. They do all kinds of fun things like quacking with the ducks, making milkshakes, and swinging over the flowers. By the end of the day Alice and Aldo are ready for bed.

| 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 Rubel, Nicole

Alfie, the alligator, gets knocked out during a baseball game. When he recovers, he cannot remember who he is. Alfie flees from his friends and finds refuge with humans. He finally gets hit in the head again and comes to his senses.

| by Wong, Janet S.

Follow a boy along as he observes all the buzz that the morning routine brings.

| by Cuyler, Margery

Jessica always worries and in first grade her biggest worry is the class bully, Brenda. Brenda picks on Jessica about her homework, her clothes and sports, but it was the worst at lunch. Jessica feels lonely and hurt, and can't seem to stand up for herself. Finally Jessica has had enough and she takes a stand for herself!

| by Hewett, Joan

Cindy's best friend is her dog, Rosalie. Although Rosalie is old and unhealthy, Cindy still loves to play with her.
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