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| by Trosclair

This story is written in Cajun Dialect and is based on the typical night before Christmas story- except in this story, Santa drinks alcohol, drives alligators, and talks in a Cajun dialect.

| by Clifton, Lucille

A four-year old girl asks if she can go to work with her dad, buy a cake from the bakery, see where her mom works, and drink coffee with her brothers. One day on her birthday, she gets everything she's been asking for.

| by Brooks, B.

In summer, a few young children set up a lemonade stand. A father dresses up as different customers so the children will earn money.

| by Rappaport, Doreen

During the Revolutionary War, a group of women boycott a local merchant's store and get all the coffee in the warehouse.

| by Kroll, Steven

The true life story of Dr. John Symington is detailed during his work in the province of Bengal. During his life on a tea plantation, he cares for many sick people.

| by Showers, Paul

What happens to your favorite foods after you eat them?They go through your body's digestive system. Your body uses what it needs to help you grow and then gets rid of the rest when you go to the bathroom.

| by Dragonwagon, Crescent

On a hot summer day in the Ozarks, the itch begins. It's an itch epidemic and no one can escape it. Finally, without even discussing it, the whole town shows up at King Creek for a social picnic full of cold, itch-freeing water.

| by Smith, Alastair

What happens to food after we eat it?It goes on a long and interesting journey through our bodies. Learn what happens as we follow the process of digestion for solid and liquid foods.

| by Chanko, Pamela//Chessen, Betsey

Do you ever wonder where orange juice comes from?Follow the growth of an orange from a tiny seedling to the ripe, juicy fruit that is squeezed to make orange juice.

| by Moncure, Jane Belk

A boy asks his mother, What was orange juice before it was orange juice? Describes how orange juice starts as a tiny seed. The tiny seed then grows into an orange tree and is eventually manufactured into juice.

| by Albee, Sarah

From 10 to 1, it's Oreo counting fun. Practice counting down from 10 to 1 with the help of Oreo cookies. Oh, some friends have come along to help. Turn the page and find out how many Oreos are left.

| by Garrison, Christian

Two brothers, one fat and one thin, live together. Flam eats all the food and leaves nothing for Flim. So Flim decides to trick Flam into drinking the pond by placing a piece of cheese in the middle of it. Flam drinks the whole pond not realizing the cheese was the reflection of the moon. When Flam cannot move, Flim eats a very satisfying meal.

| by Leedy, Loreen

The Edible Pyramid restaurant opens as the maitre d' explains the food pyramid menu to the customers. The maitre d' discusses which foods are included in each group. He also discusses how many servings from each group should be eaten everyday.

| by Ardley, Neil

Includes all kinds of health and science experiments that will test your five senses. From reading with your fingers to tasting sweet and sour foods, all your senses will be used during this learning experience.

| by Rice, Eve

There are several short stories in this book to depict a variety of family experiences.

| by Burnett, Frances Hodge

Young Sara is forced to attend Miss Minchin's select seminary for young girls in London when her father gets shipped off to war. Miss Minchin, the director of the seminary becomes a bit apprehensive about Sara's stay with them because her father said that she is to have the very best of everything. When a note arrives that says Sara's father died, things change for the worse. Poor Sara is forced to live the life of a slave. She eventually meets up with an Indian gentleman who helps her to gain her life back.

| by Ungerer, Tomi

During a picnic, the Mellops family drinks water from a spring and finds it tastes like oil. The family looks for the possibility of oil in the area. When they find that there is oil, they build a derrick. A forest fire sends the family home to take baths.

| by Madden, Don

Woodrow and Miss Twig have cookies and lemonade every afternoon in Miss Twig's wild garden. One day, they hear a frightening noise. They discover a musical elf and soon invite him and his music to their afternoon party.

| by Wiseman, B.

Morris thinks that every animal with four legs and a horn is a moose. The cow and deer disagree with him. When they all go to get a drink in the pond, they see that they are all different.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, J

A brother and sister go to get milk, but they must first pass a scary tree. On the way home, they think they see a ghost.
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