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| by Ernst, Lisa Campbell

Four boys and five girls come in two cars to the park to play and have a picnic lunch. They bring along six balls, seven boats, and eight baskets.

| 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 Locker, Thomas

Two young boys ask their grandfather about the source of the river that runs by his place. They go on a camping trip to the top of the mountain in order to find the answer.

| by Bemelmans, Ludwig

In an orphanage, a little girl named Madeline falls in a pond and is saved by a dog. The children want to keep the dog, but the school does not allow pets. After the inspection, they keep the dog anyway.

| by Wiese, Kurt

Little fish owned everything that looked like a fish. One day he made his dad buy him the biggest fish kite. The kite was caught by a gust of wind and little fish was taken into the air and dropped into a fish net in the nearest pond.

| by Whippo, Walt

A little white duck and his friends, little green frog, little black bug, and little red snake enjoy spending their time playing and swimming in the water.

| by Asch, Frank

A young turtle on the way to a pond comes in contact with many new experiences. His new experiences take him from being a young turtle to a wise old turtle.

| by Graham, Bob

A rescued hen becomes a member of a young girl's family. Even though they take the hen back to the farm where she lives, the hen returns to the house everyday so that her chicks can grow up along with the family.

| by Peters, Lisa

When a little duck comes back to soon for spring, he finds himself in the dead of winter. So the little duck imagines what it would be like if it were spring. To his surprise when he wakes the ice is melting and other ducks are around him.

| by 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.

| by Cole, Henry

A boy goes on a nature walk along the woods, meadows, and pond. He explores a variety of animals, birds, plants, insects, and fish on his journey. He explores the ground, sky, and water and sees more than fifty living things.

| by Maitland, Barbara

Mom likes the noise of the city but not early in the morning. To get away, she decides to visit Uncle Jack who lives on a farm. When they arrive, they discover that the farm is loud like the city -- only there are animal noises instead of car sounds.

| by Himmelman, John

Ellen loves to draw. One day she notices a goldfish watching her. They become friends and she draws pictures for the fish. When the fish is about to be caught, she uses a clever idea to set him free from the bait.

| by Emberley, Ed

A turtle is unhappy where she lives on the edge of a muddy, murky, little pond. One day she is discovered and taken to a pet shop. She is happy when she is sold to very caring people.

| by Schoenherr, John

Mother and father goose come to the same pond every year to make a nest to lay their eggs. This year when the eggs hatch, one of the goslings turns out to be a curious rebel. The gosling explores around the pond until the family flies south for the winter.

| by Helldorfer, M.C.

Let's enjoy the frosts of autumn, the snow of winter, the renewal of spring, and the warmth of summer. What do we all look forward to during each season of the year?

| by Daughtery, Charles M.

Wisher doesn't like being a cat. He always wishes he would be a fish. Wisher finally decides that being a cat is the best thing he could ever be.

| by Armstrong, Jennifer

Chin Yu Min is married to a wealthy man. She takes advantage of their wealth and is very mean to people. Her husbands dies, and she is now poor. She finds a cat that catches fish, so she gets him to stay with her. She is attached to the cat now, but she accidentally gives him away. She later finds him and has now learned to appreciate her good fortunes.

| by Slate, Joseph

Old Cassie lives on a floating raft. One night, she tries to quiet the fears of her animal friends, by singing a lullaby near the pond.

| by Le Guin, Ursula K.

A dragon terrorizes a city. Min and Polo discover what the dragon wants and saves their city in the process.
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