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| by Pinkney, Brian

On a day when Max did not feel like talking to anyone he found two sticks to play with. Max's imagination lead him to discover communication through music.

| by Behn, Harry

A young boy, named Pablo, is in search of getting an education and making money for his poor family. In this pursuit, Pablo unites two uncles who have been feuding.

| by Stevenson, James

A little witch, Emma, wants to be like the older witches, but is always excluded. One day, out of frustration, Emma gets together with the animals in the woods and makes a plan. The animals pretend to be under Emma's spell and all the other witches think she is a hero.

| by Kirk, David

Miss Spider is planning to have eight for tea. But what is she to do when the bugs are too scared to eat her cake?Ask Miss Spider how she makes friends with every moth, tick, and flea -- just by having cake and tea.

| by Stevenson, James

The animals of Mud Flat are having a yard sale. Items in the sale include a broken clock, an old footstool, and half an accordion. At the end of the day everyone is happy with their purchases.

| by Stevenson, James

Thanks to the ugliest thing in the world, Mr. Worst ends up looking at things in a good way instead of complaining about everything.

| by Willis, Val

Dragons and secrets are two things every child loves to read about. Bobby wants someone with whom to share his secret. When his secret is finally let out...so is the dragon.

| by Cohen, Barbara

A young Russian Jewish girl has difficulties assimilating with the American culture. Making friends is difficult for Molly when other children cannot understand her background. A special birthday celebration finally brings the girls together.

| by Byfield, Barbara Ninde

A small town has a mystery to solve. The town's churchbell is haunted. With teamwork, the town solves the mystery and make a sad, lost hermit very happy.

| by McKissack, Patricia C.

Libby lies to Mama about feeding the cow. When she is caught and punished, Libby vows to tell the truth from then on. She ends up hurting her friends when she tells it like it is. Can Libby tell the truth and get her friends back?

| by Raschka, Chris

Roosevelt's sister teases him when he makes mistakes and blushes, calling him a blushful hippopotamus. This makes him angry and sad, but his best friend helps him realize how special he really is.

| by Johnson, Angela

This book describes daily reflections by the youngest of three sisters. She discusses family relationships, and unfortunately she thinks that three girls is one girl too many.

| by Mathis, Sharon B.

Michael greatly admires his great-great Aunt Dew. He likes to sit with her while she sleeps or sings her long song. She dances with him and helps him count her hundred pennies in a special box. When Michael's mother attempts to take the special box and other belongings of Aunt Drew, Michael takes a stand and defends his aging Aunt.

| by Zolotow, C.

William wants a doll to play with. His brothers and father make fun of him. They buy him a ball and an electric train, but William still wants a doll. His Grandma comes to visit and buys him the doll he wants.

| by Hooker, Ruth

Sara is two years old and loves her big brother. Although her brother is very patient, sometimes he just wishes she would go away.

| by Munsch, Robert

Julie has new neighbors. David seems like a regular boy, but Julie wonders what the rest of his family is like, because she saw a spoon the size of a shovel, a knife as big as a flagpole, and a fork the size of a pitchfork all being moved into David's house.

| by Briggs, Raymond

After Johnny meets a tiny man, he takes the man in and cares for him. There are many explosive encounters between Johnny and the man, including arguments over food and money.

| by Browne, Anthony

A typical day's walk through the park is seen through the eyes of a grouchy woman, an unhappy man, a lonely boy, and a happy young girl. An intriguing look at how friendships are made and torn apart.

| by McPhail, David

Edward falls asleep while reading a book about pirates, then awakes to find them in his room. Edward's mother and father come to the rescue.

| by Erskine, Jim

Bert, a little boy pig, is sent by his mother to take her chrysanthemums to the flower show. Bert is distracted and plays in the mud. When he gets to the show he breaks the flowers. His mom sends him home with the flowers.
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