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Munsch, Robert
When Michael and Sheila explore a fire truck, the bells go off and the truck is driven to a fire. When the fire chief finds the children and takes them home to their parents, they are so dirty that no one recognizes them.

Lobel, Anita
Nini the cat takes an exciting journey in which he discovers the concepts of color, days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. Nini sees a different colored pair of shoes each day of the week, explores a variety of activities during each month of the year, and counting the sights that surround the sea where he finally comes to one hundred stars and one moon lighting up the sky around the lighthouse.

Hutchins, Pat
Rosie the Hen walks all around the farmyard, now knowing that she is followed by a fox. Luckily, the fox never manages to catch her.

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur is bored one spring day so he decides to go on a field trip to collect specimens. He finds himself in some difficult situations and quickly discovers how quickly his bravery can wear off. Even though things don't go as planned, he still manages to have some fun, thanks to his friends.

Lionni, Leo
Swimmy was the fastest fish in his school. When all the other fish in his school get eaten by a new big fish, he explores by himself until he finds a new school of fish. He then teaches his new school how to swim close together so that they look like the biggest fish of all and will scare away the other big fish.

McCaulay, David
With the help of a pigeon, we take a journey through the city of Rome where there are many ancient buildings and sculptures. We soar over beautiful architecture and cobblestone streets as we explore the city.

Rumford, James
Five brothers decide to go on an adventure to discover the Island-below-the-Star. They each have a love for something in nature. By using their talents and working together, the brothers overcome obstacles on their journey to the island.

Ryder, Joanne
A little girl wakes up to a mockingbird in her window and decides to go explore the mysteries of nature.

Oakley, Graham
Two young hens become dissatisfied with their boring lives and decide to find a new home. Their curiosity leads them on exciting and dangerous adventures, which eventually lead them back home.

Showalter, Jean
Jimmy's duck goes on an adventure through town and the wilderness. Jimmy follows the duck as best he can until the duck flies away. Jimmy returns home to find his duck waiting there.

Kumin, Maxine W.
At the beach before breakfast, an adult and child form a relationship. The reader ends up exploring a beach for clams and riding in a boat on the ocean to look at lobster traps.

Lears, Laurie
When you are a child, waiting can be a very difficult task. Stephen finds a reason to wait in order to rescue a goose from a metal trap. Stephen's persistence with nature brings him a special moment.

Lauber, Patricia
How was the earth determined to be round?Let's see how the early Greeks determined it to be and how explorers actually proved it.

Johnson, Crockett
A little boy creates his own adventure by drawing with purple crayon. He explores forests, oceans and cities by drawing pictures and putting himself in those pictures. After all the adventures, he finally follows the moon back home.

Lear, Edward
Four children decide to take an adventure around the world on a boat. They come to find many different lands with strange scenery.

Pinkney, Jerry
A young boy and his family befriend a mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. In return, he tries to protect the family from some mean cobras who live in the garden. When he succeeds and saves the family, everyone celebrates.

Thompson, Lauren
Upon the arrival of his first Christmas Eve, a little mouse explores his house which is full of Christmas surprises. His Christmas discoveries culminate in the appearance of the one and only Santa!

Bennett, Rainey
Little Hippo loves his family-they would do anything for him and watch closely over him every day. Sometimes though, Little Hippo wants to be alone...and he has a tough time escaping them!It is only when he runs away to a secret hiding place, though, that he discovers how much he really loves them!!

Flack, Marjorie
Angus, the dog, becomes bored with all his familiar surroundings. One day, he leaves the yard in search for something different. Realizing he cannot communicate with many things, he is happy to return home.

Ziefert, Harriet
In an effort to find the perfect pet which he believes he should be able to ride, a countryman exchanges his dog for a mare. However he soon finds that the mare is not what he expected which begins a long series of unsuccessful pet exchanges, including a goat, a sheep, a cow, and a rooster among others. In the end, however, the countryman makes a successful exchange, in which he acquires his dog who is always by his side.

Myrus, Donald//Squillace, Albert
Jeff and his mother go to the beach for a day. Jeff runs around collecting things and drawing pictures in the sand. He meets a little girl, Jenny, and spends the day teaching her about art in the sand.

Ludwig, Warren
Granny Rose and her dog, Henry, go for a walk in the woods and get stuck in a blizzard. Henry finds a cave for shelter, where the two run into a bear.

Lionni, Leo
Unlike the other mice, Tillie has always been curious about the wall they live next to. She imagines what could be on the other side of the wall and is determined to find out .

Root, Phyllis
Mrs. Potter loves to keep everything clean but her baby Ermajean always gets dirty. One day while Mrs. Potter is cleaning in the yard, Ermajean crawls over to a big mud puddle in a pig pen andhas a wonderful time getting messy. In the meantime, a pig finds its way into Ermajean's buggy and when Mrs. Potter comes back, she thinks her daughter has actually turned into a pig.

Myers, Christopher
Black cat creeps through the city streets looking for a home. He encounters many things on his journey including chain-link fences, children playing and jeeps passing in the streets. Observe the sights and sounds of the city while discovering where black cat calls home.

Tiller, Ruth
For this young girl, a trip to grandmother's house is an adventure. There are all kinds of things for her to explore--a kitchen, bedrooms, parlors, and a dark cellar. It is the perfect place for a child's imagination to grow.

Sheldon, Dyan
Brenda loses her teddy bear, Pete, on a bus. She thinks he's gone forever, but soon starts to receive postcards from him. Pete is traveling all over the world and having many adventures. He soon realizes he misses Brenda too much and returns home.

Rylant, Cynthia
Past the stars, the moon, and the sun is where cat heaven is, and every cat knows the way there. With trees to climb, toys to play with, angel laps to purr in, and food to eat, all cats love going to cat heaven and God loves having them there too!

Carle, Eric
Rooster wants to take a trip around the world. Two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish join him along the way. It gets dark, and everyone begins to worry about where they will sleep and what they will eat. Rooster decides he did not plan his trip very well. Everyone decides to go home. Rooster goes home also. He falls asleep and dreams about his trip around the world.

Gaffney, Timothy R.
A young boy's grandfather sparks his imagination by telling him bedtime stories about what it is like to be an astronaut and travel to the moon.

Waldman, Neil
A young boy plants trees to cope with the separation and loss he feels from his father who is at war. In doing this he single handedly turns a gloomy countryside destroyed by war back into the beautiful, alive place it once was. He also starts a holiday known today as Tu b'Shvat.

Collington, Peter
Tibs, the cat, is tired of waiting for his family to feed him every morning, so he decides to start doing it himself!This encourages Tibs to embark on different adventures around town. Everyone thinks that Tibs is such a clever cat, but a turn of events makes Tibs wonder...is he really that clever?

Schonberg, Marcia
From A to Z, various facts about Ohio are given. Each letter of the alphabet represents past and present symbols and accomplishments of the state of Ohio. Johnny Appleseed, eight presidents, Quaker Oats, and the Underground Railroad are all associated with Ohio.

Johnson, Crockett
A little boy named Harold decides he wants to take us through the ABCs. He uses everyday events, materials, and ideas to take us from A to Z.

Field, Rachel
A little girl leaves her home to explore where the road may go. She travels to different countries, cities, shops, houses and caves. She eventually takes the road that leads her back home.

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.

Kay, Verla
In a rhyming story a farmer joins a group of miners to look for gold. They travel through praries, deserts, and mountains panning for gold but never find much. The farmer, after finding no gold, leaves the miners to go back home to his farm and family.

Handford, Martin
As Waldo travels through time, look for him in every era. Waldo visits the cavemen, Egyptians, Romans, Vikings, Middle Ages, Aztecs, and many more!His red and white striped shirt are tough to find!

Ipcar, Dahlov
A cat on a farm starts exploring at night after everyone goes to bed. We see all of his adventure in the night. We experience what the cat does.

Heine, Helen
Three barnyard friends set out for a change of scenery. Through their adventures, they decide that they would all be better off at home.

Gunthorp, Karen
Maggie, the duck, is curious to see what is beyond the farmyard where she lives. On an adventure outside of the farmyard, Maggie discovers what trouble is.

Klein, Leonore
Tom and a small ant view their afternoon in the same place in different ways. Tom always sits in the same spot and is bored with seeing the same things every day. The ant is exploring the field and every occurance is new and exciting for him.

Meddaugh, Susan
After talking with a bird on his lovely screen porch, an old wolf realizes that he may be missing out on some wonderful places because he's spent so much time admiring his porch with the beautiful view. Determined to see the world, the old wolf sells his house to a young rabbit family and sets out on his travels. However, after a trip down a river, an afternoon in the hot desert, and a tour of London drowned in rain, the wolf realizes that his front porch really is the best place in the world. However, the rabbits have settled and will not give the wolf his house back. Saddened he runs far into the forest and retreats to the top of a tall tree for the night. When he awakens, he realizes that this could be his new best place so he and his old neighbors work together to build his new home.

Taylor, Mark
Henry's imagination takes him into the jungle to explore and catch a tiger that escaped from the local circus. He quickly catches it, turning his imagination into an adventure.

Miles, Miska
Little Duck has many adventures when she meets a frog, a pig, a rabbit, and a redwing bird. Each animal tries to show Little Duck where they think the best place in the world is.

Knight, Hilary
Wallace, an orange orangutan, lives in a cage in a zoo. Wallace is very curious about the world outside of the zoo, so he goes on adventures to discover this outside world. Although Wallace is curious about the outside world he always returns to his cage at the zoo.

Johnson, D.B.
Henry decides to take a trip to Fitchburg on foot and his friend decides to go by train. Henry partakes in numerous adventures on his journey into town, while his friend works odd jobs to earn the fare. Who will arrive in Fitchburg first?The journey to Fitchburg will prove to be an exploration of time and interests.

Herbert, Barbara
Two children and their mother discuss what is the greatest treasure? The children believe that it is the riches and gold. The mother relates the story of Gamal and how the spirit of the cave showed Gamal that water is truly the greatest treasure.

Rylant, Cynthia
When he is finally old enough, a young man drives his dog, Tulip, from Ohio to the farms of Iowa. They also experience the skies of Nebraska, the winds of Wyoming, the mountains of Colorado, the desert of Nevada, and the ocean of Oregon. Each place shows a new and wonderful part of America.

Gay, Marie-Louise
Stella and Sam spend the day at the sea. Sam has never been before so he asks Stella plenty of questions. Stella tells her brother all about starfish, moon shells, sharks, and sea monsters. Then Sam finally gets in the water.