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Madder, Eric
A curious clownfish wants to explore the other creatures of the ocean. He goes out on an adventure and finds out what creatures are friendly and what creatures are dangerous.

Munsch, Robert
When Michael and Sheila explore a fire truck, the bells go off and the truck is driven to a fire. When the fire chief finds the children and takes them home to their parents, they are so dirty that no one recognizes them.

Aylesworth, Jim
Daniel lays in bed one night and wants to know how it feels to fall asleep. He hears the world around him and the next thing he knows it is the morning. He is determined to try it the next night again.

Lindgren, Barbro
Ben is a naughty baby. He disobeys what his mom tells him to do. One day, he takes along his friends to sail through many adventures. His mom finds him and he ends up safely at home. Even though he is bad, she loves her wild little boy.

Lobel, Arnold
A grasshopper travels down a long road and meets different insects and sees their homes. He meets beetles, a worm, butterflies, a housefly and some dragonflies.

Yolen, Jane
Jon loses his grandad and needs help showing his emotions. He doesn't know if he's reacting in the right way. Jon's family shows him that everyone reacts to the death of a loved one differently, and no reaction is right or wrong.

dePaola, Tomie
Big Anthony steals Strega Nona's magic ring and wishes to be handsome. Be ready for a surprise when he realizes it's more of a hassle than fun.

Kuskin, Karla
A city dog goes to the country and experiences the sun, trees, and fields. The city dog runs, barks, and realizes the differences between the city and country.

Krahn, Fernando
A curious child slips away from a tour group at an old castle. He stumbles upon a sleeping dragon in the dungeon.

Shub, Elizabeth
As a child, Tom is tricked by a leprechaun. As an adult, Tom is a married man who has a run in with Pisky who try to steal his horse. This time, Tom is not tricked.

Razzi, James
Harry finds a box at his door with Don't Open this Box written on it. Ultimately, Harry's curiousity gets the best of him and he opens the box. Inside is a boat called Don't Open this Box.

Flack, Marjorie
Angus is a curious dog who wonders what the sound is on the other side of the hedge. He discovers ducks and scares them away. The ducks finally turn on Angus and scare him.

Schlein, Miriam
Steven tries to discover what Mr. Pelgrew does for a living. He has a fascination with guessing his neighbor's occupation. Mr. Pelgrew is a police officer.

Roth, Susan//Phang, Ruth
Right before bedtime, a little girl asks her grandma to tell her stories about her quilt.

De Angeli, Marguerite
Jonathon is such a curious little boy that his father calls him Yonie Wondernose. His parents go away and leave him in charge of the farm. The barn catches on fire and it is up to Yonie to save the animals.

Hughes, Shirley
A babysitter encounters a crisis situation when a water pipe bursts. She solves the problem by enlisting aid from others.

Gray, Libba Moore
Small green snake, an adventurous garter snake, learns a big lesson about obedience. Instead of napping with his family, he wanders off and experiences a series of dangerous occurrences.

Thomas, Ianthe
Eliza's mother and father are divorced so she spends every Saturday with her father. She is curious about his new family and wants to visit them more often.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Sam searches for the blind harmonica player in his apartment complex. They eventually get acquainted and take a walk together through the neighborhood.

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.

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.

Krahn, Fernando
A family's new robot is all work and no play until the daughter takes matter into her own hands. (A Wordless Book)

Marshall, James
Spud Jenkins and Joe Turner are a couple of boys who have wild imaginations, create chaos through their neighborhood, help a girl get some toys and start off on the wrong foot with the assistant principal.

Desbarats, Peter
Gabrielle and Selena are tired of the same routine everyday. They switch places for the evening, and their parents play a trick on them. Be ready for a funny ending.

Haley, Gail E.
A love story is told between a mortal man and a mystical creature.

Seuss, Dr.
As a boy fishes in Farmer McElligot's pool, he describes many of the fish he could possibly catch. The farmer tells him that he will never catch anything there. The boy is determined to be patient; if he waits long enough he may catch something.

Hurwitz, Johanna
Nora is a curious child that wants to meet everyone in her apartment building. This makes everyone think that she is a pest. She even invites everyone to a giant birthday party for her dad.

Freeman, Don
Ty learns about tides and fishing from his old friend, the Pelican. Ty loses a boot in the tide, but catches a fish in his boot. However, he loses that boot too. He gives his fish to the hungry pelican and the pelican gives Ty the lost boot.

Shannon, David
David is quite the mischievous student, full of energy and always keeping his teacher on her toes. His entertaining antics make it impossible not to enjoy him.

Davis, Katie
This little girl hates to go to bed because she knows she is missing a party. But she still comes up with plenty of ways to make it to the party before it's over.

Tolhurst, Marilyn
When the Blair family returns home one day, they find that someone or something has been there. Food is all over the floor, chairs are broken, and there is water all over the bathroom. Little do they know, the culprit is asleep in baby's bed!

Wisniewski, David
All those rules that grown-ups tell us aren't really true. Like why do you have to comb your hair or why can't you play with your food?Find out about several secret tricks that grown-ups use to get kids to do stuff. Do so quickly before any grown-ups find out that their secrets are being revealed.

Yagyu, Genichiro
Children's curiosity about scabs is addressed, including different answers to many commonly asked questions about scabs are explained.

Sortland, Bjorn
Anna is at the museum with her uncle and comes into contact with many new friends. Anna befriends all of the painters whose art is inside the museum. All of these encounters take place because Anna needs to find a toilet.

Yolen, Jane
Danina's father does not want her to experience life's harshnesses or sorrows. She is surrounded only by beauty. Then, the wind comes and tells her of another world. She accepts it's challenge by setting out to discover the real world and broadening her sheltered life.

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?

Steig, William
Two wooden men sit in a field wondering why they are there and how they were created.

Tudor, Tasha
Alexander the Gander loves heliotrope pansies, so he sneaks away from the pond to get a taste at Mrs. Fillow's garden. He eats some nice young vegetables too. When he gets caught, he takes off running for home. Sylvie, his owner, makes him apologize to Mrs. Fillow, and she forgives him.

Sage, James
Sassy Gracie has a pair of big, red, heeled shoes. She loves to prance around the house in them despite the fact they get on the cook's nerves. One day the cook is off and she is free to dance about the kitchen. The master has asked her to prepare two chickens for his guest. While they are cooking, she dances and dances until she gets hungry. She eats the chickens just as the guest arrives. Find out how she handles the situation.

Buchholz, Quint
A violin player becomes quick friends with an artist, Max, who moves into the apartment above her family's. She is curious about the secrets that were held in his imaginative paintings. When Max does share his paintings with her, she is amazed at what she sees.

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.

Carlson, Natalie Savage
Marie Louise was having a good day. When she got home, she was asked to babysit five possums. The possums tired her out with all of their activity. The next day, the possums brought her flower and asked if she would babysit again. It was another good day.

Rey, Margret//Rey, H.A.
Curious George needs to go to the hospital. While he is there, he succeeds in making a sad girl very happy and creates a lot of mischief.

Ginsburg, Mirra
Four mice imagine the adventures they would encounter as sailors on a ship. They fear none of the threatening animals they encounter, except for the house cat that is outside their front door.

Kleven, Elisa
The lion paints with his tail. The red bird is curious why his tail changes colors overnight. They become friends even though they can't speak to each other.

Brett, Jan
Hedgie is curious about a wool sock on the ground, but when he crawls in to investigate, it gets stuck on his prickles. He feels very embarrassed. When other farm animals laugh at him, he acts confident and proud of his new hat so that soon they wish they had hats too.

Brown, Ruth
A little dog wanders around the area one stormy night. The dog observes everything that is going on. He finally rests in the morning.

Brown, Margaret Wise
Muffin, a dog, explores the sounds of winter. Muffin makes several guesses what the sounds are, and eventually figures them out.

Hill, Eric
Curious Spot goes on a journey and meets some interesting animals that live above and below the earth. In the end, he finds his golden treat and ventures on back home. Along the way, you can lift a flap to find his friends.

Rey, Margaret
Curious George travels about the neighborhood getting into trouble. He decides to fly a kite and gets swept away. His owner saves him and his friend is happy that his kite is saved.