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| by Ray, Mary Lynn

When a young boy learns through nature his purpose in life, he has a hard time dealing with it. He has to overcome peoples' judgement on the career he chooses. But in the end he comes to se the true meaning of his work.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

A little boy questions the beginning and end of nature, and his mother helps him to understand that there truly is no end.

| by Ehrlich, H.M.

Louie's toy goose goes everywhere he goes. Sometimes the goose needs to be fixed. Louie's mom and dad, and even the sun, fixes the goose.

| by Zagwyn, Deborah Turney

One summer, as young Clee finds herself lost in the shuffle with the arrival of a new baby brother, Uncle Fishtank Hal comes to the rescue when he asks her to care for his special southern-breed turtle. For Clee, caring for the turtle is like therapy to cope with the new changes in her life. That is until the turtle dies due to the harsh cold winter and Clee is forced to bury him out in the yard. Without the turtle, Clee spends time with her new brother and learns to enjoys his company. In spring however, the turtle springs back to like in the compost pile and Clee gains a new outlook on the…

| by Hoopes, Lyn Littlefield

A boy and his parents sail to visit their grandfather one summer day.

| by Coleman, Evelyn

A young African American girl walks into town and is faced with prejudice. The community proudly stands up for her and the rights of all African Americans.

| by Darling, Benjamin

Valerie enjoys visiting her grandfather. One day, during her visit, he tells her a story of a pear tree. After hearing the story, they decide to make pear pies.

| by Bond, R.

A young girl from India plants a cherry seed with her grandfather. They observe the tree as it grows through the seasons and eventually it grows quite large. The tree serves as a constant reminder of the girl's grandfather.

| by Rockwell, Anne

The bear family takes a vacation to an island. They pack their things and hit the road. They see many water activities from the deck of the boat. After pitching their tent they begin a busy two weeks of swimming, fishing, and many other fun activities.

| by Tudor, Tasha

One summer, a brother and sister decide to enter the country fair. They enter their calf, gander, and strawberry jam. After a big day of exploring the fair, the children head home. At the end of the week, the children are happy to find that their animals and jam have won awards.

| by Gray, Libba Moore

A ballerina remembers how she developed a dancing heart just like her mother's. After each dance, both mother and daughter shared in a special moment for that season. For example, the autumn dance would be a leaf-kicking leg lifting, hand clapping, hello autumn ballet, and afterwards, they would press leaves and drink hot tea spiced.

| by Ryder, Joanne

Imagine that you are a place streaked with roads and bridges, spinning so that cities wake up when you face the sun and sleep when you are in darkness. Imagine that cracking icebergs are your voice. You are earth, and you are home.

| by Galdone, Paul

Little Red Riding Hood goes off to visit her grandmother. A wolf spots her and beats her to her grandmother's house. The wolf is after both the grandmother and Red Riding Hood, but a hunter ends up killing the wolf and saving them both.

| by Aliki.

A little girl spends time with her grandfather. They go shopping for food, share a meal together and grow fruit in the garden. An apple tree becomes a good way for the girl to remember her grandfather forever.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

Pip and Ski go on a camping trip with their Grandmas Nan and Sal who cannot agree on anything. The kids do not have any fun until they take a boat into the middle of the lake, and the Grandmas learned to compromise.

| by Lent, Blair

Bayberry Bluff starts out as a summer tenting island but some of the campers wish to extend their visit. The campers stay and the little island becomes a small village with houses instead of tents.

| by Giovanni, Nikki

A young girl likes summer best because of the fresh corn from her daddy's garden, the okra, barbecue, and homemade ice cream from the church picnic, and the gospel music from the church homecoming. She also likes to go to the mountains with her grandmother where she feels safe and warm.

| by Ehlert, Lois

Shows the process of planting, growing, and eating colorful vegetables for food.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

May gets lost and is found by her Aunt Jane. She is informed that she has a father and trys to find him.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

A family buys a house and fixes it up. They decide to paint it many colors. They have some trouble getting the colors they want, but in the end, everything works out.
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