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| by Girard, Linda Walvoord

Alex has AIDS. In school, he begins as a visitor with special privileges and ends up making friends and being a part of the class. Alex realizes that although he is sick, he can't misbehave in school.

| by Alexander, Earl//Rudin, Sheila//Sejkora, Pam

The disease HIV is explained in this gentle and descriptive story about a young girl who has a father with HIV. The facts about the virus are described in a way that children can understand. It helps children to know that a person with HIV can lead a normal life.

| by Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie

Bernardi lives with his grandfather, Babu, who is mute and makes toys. Because they do not make much money, Bernardi can not afford to go to school in his native Tanzanian town. Bernardi wants to go to school and play soccer with the other children. Through the unconditional love of Babu, Bernardi learns that sacrifice leads to achieving the impossible dream.

| by Simmons, Lesley Anne

Kofi, Maria, and Sunita come from Ghana, Peru, and India. They tell about traditions of their country, their school, and their family.

| by Dorian, Marguerite

Alli, the alligator has a toothache, but does not want to go to the dentist. His friends and the zoo director decide that his toothache will not go away with their home remedies, so he should see a dentist.

| by Say, Allen

Mark is sick in bed. He opens a box from his uncle and finds many wonderful things to prepare him for a boat trip with his uncle.

| by Haynes, Max

A much cared about Grandmother says good bye to everyone and the things she loved, before going to live with the stars. Grandma says good bye to her son, daughter, grandchildren, cat, dog, garden, town, and earth as she wears her angel wings to the stars.

| by Zimmerman, Andrea G.

Something is amiss on this farm. All the farm animals have a cold and sound quite differently when they cough and sneeze!

| by Winthrop, Elizabeth

Nora loves Bear. They eat lunch, read stories, and sleep next to each other. Bear gets sick so Mrs. Duck comes to babysit. Bear and Mrs. Duck become friends.

| by Masurel, Claire

When Charlie and his dad are at the carnival, he wins the biggest prize of all, a dinosaur. His new toy is so big, he can't take it anywhere!Charlie's dinosaur must stay at home while he takes his other toys on outings, until he has to go to the doctor. All of the other toys hide so they don't have to go to the doctor's, but the dinosaur is too big- he can't!After their trip to the doctor, Charlie and his dinosaur are inseperable.

| by Hest, Amy

Samantha and her grandma share a room because her grandma is sick. One night they decide to get up and have a midnight snack. They have sundaes and look through old pictures of her grandma and grandpa.

| by Szaj, Kathleen

Katie hates goodbyes!She would rather sing at the top of her lungs, yell at her teddy bear or wiggle her loose teeth than tell her loved ones goodbye. Her family helps her cope with goodbyes, then very soon she will be saying hellos.

| by Hoban, Lillian

Silly Tilly Mole is very forgetful and almost ruins her Thanksgiving dinner. She forgets to mail invitations and make the food. In the end, her friends come to the rescue with food and they all enjoy dinner.

| by Craven, Carolyn

William Beauregard is sick in bed in a new town. He has missed school and will be missing another week. He puts a sign in his window that says Sick of this and soon starts receiving the most unusual packages from the most unusual mailman.

| by Wolff, Ferida

Milly bakes seven loaves of bread each morning. She shares it with all the barnyard animals. When Milly gets sick, Rose takes over the baking and tries to take some shortcuts. However, she finds out that in the long run, it's easier to bake seven loaves of bread.

| by London, Jonathan

Sean, an imaginative little boy, has asthma. Sometimes, he has a hard time breathing while he is playing. With the use of his nebulizer, Sean feels better and gets to be a pilot too.

| by McClintock, Barbara

Danielle loves to draw and use her imagination. While her father photographs real things, she spends her time drawing flying fish and dogs with human heads. One day her father becomes ill, and Danielle has to find a way to help her father get well and raise enough money for them to survive. She finds a way by doing what she loves, drawing.

| by Sakai, Kimiko

Sachiko dreads evening and the thought of sitting with her grandmother who has Alzheimer's Disease. With patience and kindness, she is able to make her grandmother feel better.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young boy expresses his feelings about his parents' divorce. He feels angry, sad, and lonely at the same time, and often takes it out on his friends. But eventually, he learns to adjust to the change, and learns that he is not at fault for the break up of his parents.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur's family is excited about their trip to the circus on Saturday. On Monday, Arthur gets the chicken pox. His younger sister, Dora, is jealous of all the attention Arthur receives. By Saturday, Arthur feels better, but then Dora has the chicken pox.
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