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Gibbons, Gail
This book explains the significance of birthdays. It depicts the past history of birthday events and why that day is so special.

Fox, Mem
Miss Nancy loses her memory. Wilfrid asks everyone what a memory is so he can restore Miss Nancy's memory. When Wilfred gives her things in his lifetime that were memorable to him, Miss Nancy begins to remember things from her past.

Yolen, Jane
Boston needs water, so the Swift River is damned. Sally Jane's town is flooded so she rows out onto the lake and finds it hard to remember what her town looked like when she was young.

Bemelmans, Ludwig
Madeline is in London and meets a prince. She is distraught when they have to separate. The boy runs away and Madeline finds him.

Dengler, Marianna
When growing up, Amanda loved her Grandfather and his stories. But now that Amanda is old, she feels lonely. One day at the park she befriends a lonely boy. She is able to give the boy something very special. Then he gives her something in return.

Biale, Rachel
Make a scrapbook on how do you feel before we move. Draw several pictures of how you feel. What does your house look like now?What will our new house look like?What is special to you before we move?

Brandenberg, Aliki
Take a trip to the seaside through memories. Travel to the seaside to build sandcastles and splash around in the ocean with family members. Experience the magical, musical spell of the boardwalk at night. Never forget those wonderful memories from the trip to the seaside.


McGee, Myra
Lester and his mother do not ever want to forget the things they do together.

Jewell, Nancy
The moon tells a story of a family. Each family member has a different perspective of the night.

Johnston, Tony
A quilt is passed from one generation to the rest. It holds many of the same meanings for each generation.

Stevenson, James
Whenever his grandchildren complain about the cold, Grandpa tells about the really cold winters he experienced when he was young.

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.

Fraustino, Lisa Rowe
Louis is born blind. He and his Gran play hide-and-seek or just sit and tell stories in her favorite old hickory chair. When Gran dies, her memory lives on through the gifts she leaves behind for her family.

McDonald, Megan
A grandpa tells his grandchildren a story about his childhood when he and a friend mistakenly cut the vine on his sister's pumpkin. Grandpa's sister grew the pumpkin in order to earn a patch for her quilt. The boys find a way to save the pumpkin so that her hard work is not lost.

Pomerantz, Charlotte
Rosie is sick and asks her mother to tell her stories about when her mom was young. Her mother remininses about the clothes she used to wear, the toys she played with, and the foods she ate when she was little. At the end of the day, Rosie is feeling better so they make a paper doll together.

Shecter, Ben
A grandma and her grandson take a tour of her house and recount old memories in each room of the house she will be moving out of.

Stevenson, James
Two children, Mary Ann and Louie, tell their grandpa how terrible their first day of school was. Grandpa tells them a story about his own horrible day at school with an evil teacher named Mr. Smeal, but the next few days were lots of fun.

Stevenson, James
Mary Ann and Louie's grandpa tell them a scarey story. Later one night, they run to tell him that something is under their bed. The grandpa shares another story about when he was young and what he would do when he was scared at bedtime.

Stevenson, James
Marry Ann and Louie try to scare their grandpa on Halloween. Instead he tells them a story about a terrible Halloween he had years ago. He went into an old, rundown house and was scared by terrible creatures.

Schertle, Alice
William goes to his grandpa's house where they enjoy singing, jumping on shadows, watching the stars and other things that grandpa enjoyed doing as a child.

Bunting, Eve
A family has a beautiful tree in their yard which becomes poisoned and dies. The young daughter plants her acorns in hopes of a new tree growing someday.

Flournoy, Valerie
It's family reunion time so Tanya goes to the farm early with her grandmother to help with the preparations. Tanya is excited to see the farm house and to spend time with her grandmother. But when Tanya gets to the farm, she is very disappointed. Will Tanya be able to overcome her disappointment and get something positive from this trip?

Seredy, Kate
Gypsy, a mother cat, has kittens. As she lays with her kittens, she remembers her past and thinks about what her kittens will go through.

Prestine, Joan Singleton
A young girl deals with the death of someone close to her. She has many feelings of anger, sadness, and loneliness. She has many feelings of anger, sadness, and loneliness. She finds a way to feel better, though, when she makes a scrapbook to remember everything about this special person. She learns that everything dies.

Coerr, Eleanor
A small girl named Faith had a very special friendship with her goose Josefina. Faith is part of a pioneer family moving West. Throughout their journey, Faith makes a patch to represent each event she encounters, including the death of Jusetina. At the end, the quilt tells the story of the friendship between the goose and the little girl.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
A young girl, Sara, has an elderly woman as her best friend. They spend much time together. One day the old woman dies and Sara is very sad. She remembers the good things about her best friend and still feels her love.

Pomerantz, Charlotte
It is Posy's bedtime and she asks for her father to tell her stories about when she was little. He tells her four separate stories and they discuss their memories.

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.

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

Bunting, Eve
A father and son go to the Vietnam Memorial Wall to see the boy's grandfather's name. The little boy does not understand the wall at first, but this experience tells him a little about how his grandfather died.

Jewell, Nancy
A little girl remembers her uncle who has died. She talks about what they did together, and the things that remind her of his coming and going.

Bruchac, Joseph
Jamie remembers her grandmother and all the things that they did together. These memories help Jamie deal with the loss of her grandmother.

Joosse, Barbara M.
An annual family reunion involving berry picking and jam making, reminds Ben that he is part of a big family, even though his immediate family is small. It is also a noisy family of grandparents, cousins, uncles, and aunts.

Danziger, Paula
Justin is Amber Brown's best friend and companion in all sorts of imaginative and pretend play. Amber is sad when she discovers Justin is moving away. Third grade adds up to one terrible year.

Varley, Susan
When Badger dies, the rest of the animals are very sad. It is not until they remember all of the good times with Badger that they get over their sadness.

Uchida, Yoshiko
Emi and her family had to go to a Japanese-American prison camp during the war. Laurie, Emi's best friend, gives her a bracelet to take to camp. Although Emi loses the bracelet and becomes afraid that she will forget her friend, she realizes that she will always have her memories of Laurie.

Zolotow, C.
As a little girl looks through old pictures in a photo album, her mom explains to her that the sky will always be blue, the grass will always be green, and everything will be just the same when she grows up.

Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Susan and Sarah spend a Sunday afternoon with their Aunt. As they try on her old hats, Aunt Flossie tells a story associated with each one. Afterwards, they celebrate with their favorite food - crab cakes.

Aliki.
One Christmas eve, a family gathers in front of their Christmas tree. Each ornament brings back a memory. The family shares rememberences of friends, places, events and their own family through the stories of each decoration.

Say, Allen
A young man describes the journey of his grandfather between Japan and America. When the young man visits America, he falls in love with it. He begins to feel like his grandfather, and gains a better understanding of him through his journey and emotions.

Rosenblatt, Lily
A young girl loses everything she has in a fire. In her diary, she works through her feelings of loss and pain. She also plans strategies to escape fires in the future.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
A young boy is apprehensive about moving to another house. The boy is willing to let his mother take all of his things, but he is not willing to go. She reminds him that at his new home he will have many new things and special places, but more importantly, the family will be together.

Gould, Deborah
Sam and Douglas love visiting their grandparents. When they are at their grandparents house, they always watch old slides. However, this is interrupted for a while when their Grandfather dies and they learn to deal with death.

Willard, Nancy
A shoemaker and his wife want to have their picture taken for their wedding anniversary. A photographer comes to their house to take their picture. The entire time, the couple keeps adding objects to their photo setting. The photographer keeps reminding them that simple pictures are best.

Stevenson, James
Mary Ann and Louie are really bored, but a story about their Grandpa and his brother when they were young and bored, keeps them busy for awhile.

Fox, Mem
An old woman sleeps but her dog is disturbed by all kinds of noises. The old woman dreams of all the important events in her life. When she wakes up, her family giving her a surprise 90th birthday party.

Shecter, Ben
A boy has good memories of an old house and a singing sparrow. The house is torn down and the boy uses parts of the house to build a home for the sparrow.

Stolz, Mary
On the night of a big storm, Thomas is a little afraid, so his grandfather tells him a story about how he overcame his fear when he was a young boy. Thomas is no longer afraid, so he can go to sleep.

Yeo, Yumi
Yungsu's family moves from Korea to America. When Yungsu goes into his new town and sees children playing, he missed his friends from Korea. Yungsu tells his mother that he wants to go back to Korea, but his father explains that their life will be better in America.