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Auch, Mary Jane
Luigi, a bantam rooster, has big dreams of becoming a star singer one day. All the other roosters ridicule him, saying he is a show-off. Then one day he hides in a farmer's truck and takes a trip to the opera. Soon he is the star of the show.

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.

Hopkinson, Deborah
Ten year-old Bertha, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, receives a diary for her birthday. She records significant family events such as their relocation to rugged Turtle Island and the time when her brother went to sea for a long time.

Brown, Marc
Arthur is scared of Halloween. He finally makes it through his day at school when he has to take his sister trick-or-treating. His sister wanders into the scariest house, and Arthur has to go in and get her.

McMillan, Bruce
Which of your five senses are you likely to use when you look at the photos?Learn English by reading the words printed in black and learn Spanish by reading the words in blue.

Kroll, Virginia
Jamila has the important responsibility of watching her little sister when their mom goes to work. While trying to ignore unfamiliar creepy sounds, Jamila comforts her sister and herself by recalling their grandmother's stories about their native homeland, Africa.

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.


Lowell, Susan
Little Red Cowboy Hat is sent to her Grandma's house to cheer her up. Along the way Little Red runs into a wolf but escapes. When she arrives at Grandma's, Little Red finds the wolf in Grandma's bed!Fortunately Grandma saves Little Red before she is eaten by the wolf.

Fleischman, Paul
A grandmother tells the story of a mountain girl who is lost in a blizzard. As she tells this story to her granddaughter, she uses string to illustrate it. Even you can learn how to make the string pictures!

Oppenheim, Shulamaith
Miriam, who is Jewish, must go live with another family in the country because the Germans are killing the Jews. She learns a new life in the country and successfully hides when the soldiers come to look for her.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan//Cole, Henry
Do you remember what happened to Cinderella?Well, Dinorella not only goes to the ball, but she defends the duke against a hungry deinonychus. The dinosaur dames, Dora and Doris, want the jewels but Dinorella has but one dazzling jewel.

Seuss, Dr.
A creature is experiencing trouble and decides to get away from his troubles. Eventually he must face and deal with his troubles.

Downing, Julie
Mozart look back on the events of his great operatic truimph, Don Giovanni. Events of his life are told and what led to this moment in his life.

Ardizzone, Edward
One night, Tim noticed the light from the lighthouse was not flashing past his window. So Tim, the captain, and their friends braved the storm only to find robbers who wanted the ship to crash so they could get their goods. The children help save the lighthouse.

Ardizzone, Edward
Two children and their family are rather poor. Their father is a painter and he needs a tube of red paint to finish a painting, but he has no money left. The children try to help him get the red paint.

Brown, Marc
Arthur is asked to babysit for the Tibble twins who are a challenge. Once he finally gets the twins under control, he likes the job.

Cech, John
Karie's grandmother tells her about her hard life in Russia during World War II. This is a true story.

Green, Melinda
Rachel's mother thinks Rachel is going to be a famous pianist, so she has Rachel take piano lessons once a week and practice for an hour everyday after school. But Rachel is in trouble when she finds she will be in a recital and doesn't know her piece.

D'Aulaire, Ingri//D'Aulaire, Edgar
Nils dreams of being a bold and fearless cowboy. His homeland, Norway, has some very curious customs in the eyes of his schoolmates. But, the customs do not interfere with his needs or dreams in the end.

Kellogg, Steven
Gloria is in training to be a witch. She decides to quit to become a good witch. Then she decides to help the Pepperwills and Valdoons find peace. With the help of elves, her dream comes true.

McCally, Emily Arnold
Ten-year old Rebecca works all day in a hot and noisy cotton mill. She's grateful to be able to help her struggling family, but not all the girls at the boarding house feel the same way. Some girls are starting to get sick. Judith, an older girl that is Rebecca's idol, wants to protest the mill's recent paycut but the troublemakers are fired. Does Rebecca have the courage to join?

Meddaugh, Susan
Anna sees a beast in the forest. Her family thinks it must be mean, dangerous, strong, ferocious, and fearless. Anna discovers it is hungry, scared, and gentle, so she helps the beast.

Seuss, Dr.
A young person receives advice for going out into the world: expect life's ups and downs, be prepared for the unexpected, learn to roll with the punches, and perserverence pays off.

Utton, Peter
George notices a gross, brown, crinkly thing on his father's wall and is surprised to find out it's the hand of a witch who tried to kidnap him. He is also surprised and relieved to find out it is only a story.

Delacre, Lulu
Ramon wanted to be a vejigante masqueradae and dance in the carnival. He didn't have enough money to buy a new costume, so he made one. He worked in a mask store so he could have a new mask too.

Pochocki, Ethel
It takes a winter storm to show a snobbish nightgown that she can love a gentle and courageous pair of long johns.

Lobel, Arnold
A robber loves the night and wants to kill a rooster so the sun will never come up again. The rooster outsmarts the robber and the robber calls up the sun himself.

Miller, Edna
Mousekin is startled one night to find that the warm home he once inhabited is now empty. He sets out in the snow in search of a new home. Mousekin is delighted when he finds a warm home with a Christmas tree and plenty of food.

Levine, Arthur A.
Pearl Moscowite has seen many changes on Gingko Street, but cutting down the last gingko tree was too much. Pearl decides that the last tree is going to stay so she takes action to ensure that the electric company will not cut it down.

Baker, Leslie
A house cat, Alice, longs to visit the park across the street. One day, Alice escapes her comfortable apartment. She meets a streetwise cat and has a hair-raising day. After Alice's adventures, she gladly goes home - until tomorrow.

Carrick, Donald
An artist finds his own style through the help of his studio spirit, Morgan. With success and fame, the artist becomes afraid to change and quickly loses his success. Morgan helps him regain his inspiration and sense of art.

Nickle, John
Lucas is different than the other kids and he is often bullied by one boy in particular, Sid. Sid takes Lucas' hat and sprays him with water and to take out his frustrations, Lucas in turn bullies the ants. To teach Lucas a lesson the ants take him to their queen ant. The Queen ant has the wizard ant shrink Lucas so he can live and work as an ant so he can appreciate what they do. Lucas gathered food, defended the colony, and attended to the queen. The queen has Lucas turned back into his normal size and when Lucas wakes up, he sees that the ants have decided to teach Sid a lesson because how he is ant size.

Myers, Steven J.
The old man in the story vanquishes a band of vicious robbers with the help of enchanted sticks.

Pittman, Helena Clare
A young boy recalls an imaginative tale once told to him by his grandfather. The story is about how his grandfather had to cross two hills and go through the dark woods to get hot coals for their fire. He would get so scared and run so fast that he thought he was an eagle. Grandfather gives his grandson two eagle feathers to use when he gets scared.

Kroll, Steven
An account of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner detailing how Key was actually behind enemy lines. He was seeking release of a captured friend from the British who would not allow their departure until the bombardment of Baltimore was completed.

Mattingly, Christobel
Ingrid asks her mother to tell the story about their glass angel on their Christmas tree. The mother describes her childhood during World War II and shows how the angel came to symbolize a new beginning in their lives.

Munsch, Robert
Andrew's tooth is loose and he can't eat breakfast until it comes out. Mom tries, dad tries, the dentist tries, and even the tooth fairy tries, but the tooth won't come out. Will his best friend's final plan work to get Andrew's tooth out?

Levinson, Riki
A girl's grandma tells her a bedtime story on Friday night of her mother's journey to the New World. She tells the girl how much she is like her great grandmother.

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.

Hest, Amy
It's baby ducks first day of school and she's a little bit nervous. Mr. and Mrs. Duck tell her to be brave because she's going to have so much fun. They hurry off to school and meet Grandpa duck on the way who gives baby duck the confidence she needs for the first day. Baby duck happily goes off to school with her new friend Dary Duck.

Hoagland Hunter, Sara
A young boy is insecure about moving away and leaving what is familiar to him. His grandfather tells about the time when he felt the same way and how he grew proud of his accomplishments.

Cooney, Barbara
Hattie is a child of German immigrants. She has the courage to pursue her goal of becoming an artist.

Clement, Claude
A reknowned painter leaves his home to capture the beauty of swans in a painting. He is transformed into a swan at the end.

Melmed, Laura
Little Oh is a woman's only child, who is made from origami paper. The paper doll is restless indoors so she ventures outside for the adventure of her life. What happens when she finally finds her way back home to her mother?

Franklin, Kristine L.
A child has a huge summer job monitoring fifty sheep. Ben takes the sheep to their feeding grounds and saves a lost lamb in the process.

Gilroy, Ruth G.//Gilroy, Frank D.
Little Ego does not want to be a mouse and trys to find a creature he would rather be. He discovers that he is a mouse and always will be.

deLeeuw, Adele
A mean lion enters a village and gobbles up many people. The villigers are frightened as people from all over the world try to kill the lion but fail. A little Mexican boy uses his knowledge to capture but not kill the lion.

Bonzon, Paul Jacques
A merry-go-round horse wants to be free. He runs away only to find he neither fits in with the big, smelly stable horses, nor with the shiny, new toy store horses.

Gramatky, Hardie
Bolivar, is a clumsy donkey who dilligently tries to live up to his namesake, the famous hero of South America. At the city's fiesta, Bolivar proves himself worthy of his name when he saves his owner Pepito and others from a raging bull.