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| by Bottner, Barbara

Ralph is tired of being picked on by Maxine, who calls him names. He fantasizes about a showdown with Maxine in which he stands up to her. In the end, he tells Maxine not to mess with him. Finally they reach a mutual understanding and go off to play.

| by Henkes, Kevin

Lilly wants to be a teacher like Mr. Slinger. She always says wonderful things about him until one day he takes her purple plastic purse away. For revenge, Lilly draws a nasty picture of Mr. Slinger which makes her feel worse than before. This teaches Lilly that revenge is the wrong way to resolve conflict.

| by Day, Alexandra

A little girls' parents leave her with a babysitter and head for a neighborhood pond party. The babysitter doesn't pay attention when the girl escapes with her dog, Carl. The little girl and Carl have a fun day playing in the snow, making snowmen, ice-skating, sledding, and catching snowflakes with their tongues. Carl takes the little girl back home and climb through the window before her parents get home.

| by MacLachlan, Patricia

A young girl stays home sick and her father takes care of her and plays with her. The following day, her father becomes sick and the little girl takes care of him.

| by Szulagyi, Mary

A little girl is playing outside with her dog when a storm rolls in. She runs in the house crying, because she is scared. In the comfort of her mother's arms, they watch the storm.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

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

| by Bunting, Eve

The gargoyles come to life at night. They leave their perches to explore the world. The gargoyles scare the watchman because they have no love for humans. Before the day comes, they return to their perches and wait for night.

| by Hines, Anna Grossnickle

While Jackie's sister is at school, Jackie is lonely because she must play by herself. When it is lunchtime, Jackie gets out her lunchbox and eats with her mom. Then Jackie takes a nap until her sister comes home. When her sister gets home, she has a surprise for Jackie.

| by Eversole, Robyn Harbert

April has a very vivid imagination which turns her house into a magical house. April's sister does not believe in the magic and when she is around it disappears for April too. One day when Meredith is struggling with her dance steps, April helps her to see the magic.

| by Stanek, Muriel

An only child is upset about a foster child temporarily living in her home, but then she grows to love the child as a sister. A bond grows between them through reading, singing, and playing together. The little girl grieves when the foster child is adopted by her aunt and uncle.

| by Boelts, Maribeth

Little Bunny saves up all of his money to buy a tool kit, then decides to take it to school for show-and-tell the next day. Although he is usually good at sharing, Little Bunny finds it difficult to share his new tool kit while at school, even with his best friend.

| by Hoffman, Phyllis

Children go through activities of a typical day. For example, they cook, eat, wash, play, and run.

| by Simon, Norma

Manuel is a Puerto Rican child living in a large American city. Follow along with him throughout the day as various situations arise and Manuel asks, What do I say?. All of his questions and answers are offered in English and Spanish.

| by Greenfield, Eloise

Three African American children show their friendship for one another in different ways as each child has different interests according to their age (A Board Book)

| by Fleming, Denise

Mama cat's daily routine includes washing her paws, chasing leaves, sharpening her claws, and taking naps. Two of her kittens, Fluffy and Skinny, follow this same routine with her. Meanwhile, Boris is napping. When Mama cat and the other two kittens nap, Boris washes his paws, sharpens his claws, chases leaves, pounces on Mama cat while Fluffy and Skinny fall back to sleep.

| 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 Cooper, Elisha

This day of preparation at the ballpark shows all of the details behind the scenes. For example, you can see the laundry room, food vendors, press box, and playing field. The game of baseball is full of rituals and exciting surprises.

| by Halpern, Shari

What shall we do when we all go out to play?Sing along as children choose many activities to throughout the day. Children ride bikes, fly kites, somersault, seesaw, run, eat, and much more.

| by Spinelli, Eileen

Mama tells her child about all the things they will do together when she gets home from work. For example, they will share many activities together leading up to bedtime where mama will read a story, sing lullabies, and finally, tuck her child into bed.

| by Numeroff, Laura

A little boy decides to entertain a moose who asks for many things. The boy runs around trying to satisfy the moose, who in turn, makes a big mess.
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