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| by Taylor, Mark

Henry and his dog, Angus, go exploring in the mountains. Henry ends up stopping a forest fire and being a hero.

| by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

Sarah's best friend is her dog Patches. Patches dies in a barn fire and every night after the fire, Sarah has nightmares and wakes up calling for Patches. Sarah goes to her Grandparent's house hoping to cure her from her nightmares. To comfort Sarah, Grandmother gives Sarah her old pocket filled with herbs, scissors, and gold buttons and embroidered with the words no fear, to wear under her skirt. In the meantime Sarah befriends a stray one-eyed cat. Sarah is not cured alone by the pocket full of herbs and the cat's friendship. It is only after a mean neighbor's accident that Sarah becomes…

| by Karm, Roberta

Jack, Constance, Mama, and Papa play a riddling game which helps them understand life on the frontier. Their riddles are about their log cabin, food, icehouse, candles, and baskets.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

Aunt Pitty Patty and her niece Nelly bring a pig home from the market. But the pig won't enter the gate to Aunt Pitty Patty's yard. Nelly seeks out the help of others to get the pig through the gate but no one is willing. Nelly problem solves to get others to help and they get the pig through the gate before dinner.

| by Spohn, David

Nate, Matt, and their dad go camping. The three enjoy the stars and each other's company. They stoke the fire and settle down for the chilly night.

| by Farmer, Nancy

Sim Webb is finally getting his chance to work on a train for the famous Casey Jones. Casey is putting a brand new whistle on his train, but Casey knows it's a bad idea. He knows that something bad is about to happen.

| by Pendziwol, Jean//Gourbault, Martine

A little girl meets a friendly dragon at the beach and invites him to tea and lunch. During lunch the dragon sneezes fire and the table and curtains catch on fire. The fire alarm goes off but the little girl knows the important rules of fire safety. She tells the dragon that they must not stay inside and must meet their mother outside by the tree. When the dragon tries to go back in for his teddy bear, the little girl tells him to never to go back insidde a burning building. The little girls mother calls for help and the fire men come and put out the fire. Everyone is safe which is really…

| by Williams, Vera B.

There is a jar that a mother saves all her change in from work. When the jar is finally full, she buys a chair that is very comfortable. It is important because all the furniture was destroyed in a fire.

| by Bond, Felicia

Poinsettia becomes afraid her first night alone in her new room because it is dark and there are many strange noises. She spots a fire outside her window and the firefighters become her nighttime friends.

| by Banks, Kate

A young child gets ready for bed. Her father reads her a book, and her mother tucks her into bed. Soon, she is fast asleep and dreaming. The moon watches from outside as the world prepares for nightfall.

| by Brown, Marcia

Different parts of nature make many different shapes and sounds. Children can use their imaginations to create shapes in nature.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

All the haunting sounds of Halloween are pieced together in this house. A stool begins making noises, and then everything else joins in until the wind decides to join in and blows everything away.

| by Goble, Paul

Native American legends guide their people. The story of an iron horse proved to come true when the Native Americans witnessed a train crash. In an attempt to keep the white men from stealing more land, the Native Americans burned the objects from the train.

| by Blos, Joan W.

Join Martin and his many different hats as he explores caves, joins a birthday party, engineers a train, puts out a fire, and even welds a girder.

| 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 Cole, Babette

Nobody's parents like one child's mom who is a witch. Then one day she puts out a fire and everyone learns to appreciate her.

| by Rey, Al//Rey, H.A.

A compilation of Curious George stories show his adventures which range from getting a job, riding a bike, getting a medal, flying a kite, learning the alphabet, and going to the hospital.

| by 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.

| by Pelletier, David

Come take a trip from A to Z. Each letter is drawn to represent a whole word. These wonderful pictures bring out each letter in its own way!

| by Radin, Ruth Yaffe

A child tells of a typical day at his grandpa's. His grandpa lives high up in the mountains.
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