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Myers, Walter Dean
Oswego Pete, a monkey living on Monkey Island, is tired of working for his good life. He wants to find the easy life so he challenges Uh-Huh Freddie, the Chief Monkey, for his position. The two of them, along with other monkeys go off in search for the Easy Life. While exploring, they run into challenges and they realize that work is good if you have a good life.

Hall, Donald
Lucy spends her New Hampshire summer of 1910 doing a variety of things. She helps her mother can fruits and vegetables and make beautiful hats to sell. She attends a Fourth of July celebration where she meets an organ grinder with a monkey and a gypsy couple trying to sell picture frames. The highlight of Lucy's summer was taking the train into Boston with her mother. That was one day that Lucy will never forget.

Bunting, Eve
Tess and her friend Wee Boy experience the excitement of an Irish country fair on the first Thursday of every month. Tess's father hopes to buy pigs at Market Day if the price is right.

Hayes, Ann
Join the parade as the drum major leads the rest of the marching smithereens down the street towards the cheering crowd. Each animal plays a different instrument to make a sound the crowd loves.

dePaola, Arnold L.
Everyone knows that people communicate through talking. What about animals? How do animals communicate? Looking at different animals we can see that each kind of animal communicates in its own unique way using different sounds.

Wormell, Christopher
Character building lessons are presented in a condensed version of Aesop's Fables. Bright illustrations and simple explanations of these famed lessons present self development messages that range from Be prepared to Be careful what you wish for.

Stanley, Sanna
Two little girls in Africa look forward to their village market day in the Congo. They must make wise choices for their spending. They make initial purchases, but later find a monkey they want to rescue. They creatively work together to find a solution.

McKissack, Patricia C.
Monkey-Monkey needs help to build a new house. Hyena is the only one that offers a hand to help. But Hyena is always playing tricks. Just wait though. Monkey-Monkey has a trick of his own.

Thaler, Mike
Monkey falls in love with the moon and will do anything to get to the moon. Monkey's friends try to help him reach the moon, but in the end, Monkey decides that he belongs with the jungle animals.

Gelman, Rita Golden
Minnie is too busy eating spaghetti in various ways in different places to play with Freddy.

Paradis, Susan
A little boy observes his father crossing the street, running outside in the rain, mowing the grass, riding his bike and diving into the ocean. The boy has great admiration for his father and everything his father does seems extraordinary to him. When the boy's father hugs him and throws him in the air, the boy feels very special and loved.

Kirk, David
A young robot turns a field trip to space into a quest for his father when his stolen ship crashes. He makes new friends and finds his father as well as an alternative source of energy.


Seuss, Dr.
Oh say can you say is filled with tongue twisters to make the reading fun and challenging. The story features pages of rhymes ranging from animals to people.

Tchana, Katrin Hyman//Pami, Louise Tchana
Toto and Big Mami go to market for a day of shopping. Oh, no, Toto! the villagers cry when Toto Gourmond, the lovable, terrible two year old, sees food. Everything he sees he wants to eat!

Koller, Jackie French
When one monkey too many jumps on a bike, trouble is right around the corner. Only two monkeys on the golf cart at once!Add three more monkeys and disaster strikes. These monkeys need help at a restaurant, going to bed, and illustrating this book!

Hutmacher, Kimberly
We run, jump, hop and rest, just like the critters and creatures featured in Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet. Go along on the exciting dream journey from morning to night, playing alongside squirrels, monkeys, kangaroos, and penguins. Finally, as the sun sets, snuggle beneath the covers and snooze, with recollections of animals at play.

Anholt, Laurence
Sylvette is a shy young girl, until she meets Picasso. He has moved to France for the summer to work on his art. Seeing Sylvette through his window, he decides to use her as his new model. All summer they work together and become good friends. Picasso helps Sylvette unlock her secrets and artistic talent.

Lester, Julius
A boy named Sam picks out bright clothes for his first day of school. On his way to school he runs into some tigers who want to eat him but he trades his bright clothes for his life. His bright clothes cause such a ruckus among the tigers that they fight each other and Sam gets his clothes back.

Weisgard, Leonard
Willy Nilly is a silly elephant, because he keeps forgetting everything that an elephant is supposed to know. As he wanders through the jungle he pretends to act like the animals he sees, but they scold him for this. When he meets a lion, Willy Nilly finally remembers what an elephant is supposed to know.

Komoda, Beverly
Simon, the cat, prepares soup for dinner for his monkey friends, but he keeps getting interrupted during his preparations.

Ayliffe, Alex
Join animals of many shapes and sizes doing the activities they do best. Watch snakes slither, bats swoop, monkeys swing, penguins waddle, and other animals on the move.

Van Fleet, Matthew
Check out these rhyming, interactive pages with texture. Colorful 3-dimensional pictures come to life with humor on every page (A Board Book).

Foster, Doris Van Liew
A young boy and a rabbit have a conversation about which animal they would be if they had a choice. The boy lists many animals but cannot make his mind. The rabbit decides he wants to be the Easter Bunny.

Banks, Kate
The bird, the monkey, and the snake all share a tree for a home in the jungle. They don't always get along, but when their tree falls over, they must go in search of a new home. Just when it seems like every home is already taken, they meet the frog who offers to share his home. Now that there are four in the tree, they must all get along.

Heins, Ethel
Twelve fables from Ivan Krylov of Russia are presented. Some of the fables include The Cat and the Cook, The Swan, the Pike, and the Crab, and The Miser. Many of these fables feature animals with a valuable moral built in.

Bronson, Linda
Come along on a circus adventure. Each illustration depicts a letter of the alphabet that relates to the overall circus theme.

Reeves, Katherine
Henry and his dog, Laura, live and travel with the circus. When a problem occurs with their newest member, a giraffe, Henry has to do some critical thinking to solve the problem. Henry becomes friends with the cloud eater in the process.

Dodds, Dayle Ann
Alexander the monkey discovers a box which introduces him to a world of color. Each new color is an adventure and a discovery for Alexander.

Geringer, Laura
A young girl's mother brings her breakfast to her at the kitchen table. When the mother leaves, the girl's imagination goes wild. She imagines there are many different animals in the kitchen with her during breakfast. When her mother reappears, all of the animals seem to disappear except for the cow.

Kipling, Rudyard
A small elephant is very curious about the world around him. He asks many questions to many animals but no one takes the time to answer. One day he asks a crocodile who pulls on his short nose to make it a long trunk. The elephant is unhappy at first but then realizes the advantages of his new trunk. This is how the elephant got a long trunk.

Ufer, David A.
A giraffe suffers from the fear of heights. His parents worry about his safety and send him to the village doctor for treatment. Along the way he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing trees and a hippo who is afraid of water. A life-threatening event causes the three friends to face and overcome each of their fears.

Cherry, Lynne
A man begins to chop the Kapok tree down but then falls asleep. All the animals and creatures of the rainforest persuade the man while he is asleep to save the tree.

Trez, Alain//Trez, Denise
A young prince, who cannot get rid of his hiccups, is told to be frightened in order to stop them. He goes on a journey to the jungle to find a tiger who will scare him. Although he encounters the tiger many times, he is not scared. However in the end, the young prince's hiccups are gone.

Hort, Lenny
A group of people get onto a bus that takes them around to different places in town. At each stop a different type of animal gets on. Each animal has a distinctive sound that goes with the rhyme. Finally the people flee off the bus from the animals.

Wildsmith, Brian
It looks like animals are climbing up a tree trunk. Surprise!The trunk turns into a huge elephant.

Chwast, Seymour
Numbers are shown as characters in the circus. At first there is a dare devil, then a dare devil and two elephants, and then a dare devil, two elephants, and three monkeys.

Brett, Jan
Carlos embarks on an adventure to the cloud forest where he leaves his umbrella at the base of a fig tree so he can climb it in search of rainforest animals. While he is up in the tree, through all of the animals he is searching for climb into the umbrella until it sinks in the water and they all run away...just before Carlos returns.

Drescher, Henrik
Mother monkey and son are in a zoo. They fly away with a yellow umbrella that is caught in the wind and are then reunited with their father,husband. (A Wordless Book)


Wahl, Jan
When a tiger in the village causes trouble, Azad and his father are sent out to search for it. When Azad comes face to face with the tiger, it changes his outlook on hunting.

Hegi, Ursula
Trudi dreams of being tall and feels there are no other dwarfs like her until she meets Pia who teaches her to accept the way she is and that she is not alone. Pia talks about when other drawfs from around the world in Russia, Italy, France and Portugal, Trudi learns to feel normal and beautiful.

Ipcizade, Catherine
A zoo prepares for Zoo Day. But things do not go according to plan. The llamas won't quit spitting; the giraffes are drooling; and the zebras aren't happy at all with their stripes! Meanwhile, the zookeepers scurry this way and that, clean up poop, ring mealtime bells, and try to get the animals bathed. Will the zookeeper end up spending the night at the zoo? Will Zoo Day go off without a hitch, or will the dancing monkeys take over? This fun story is an adaptation of the classic, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Kurtz, Jane//Kurtz, Christopher
A thirsty monkey waits as the larger animals drink from the water hole on the African savanna.

Gebhard, Wilfried
Eddie goes on many adventures but ignores his momメs advice on shoe tying lessons. After discovering his friend Clara, who needs to be rescued by a double tailed monster, Eddie takes time out and learns to tie knots, and succeeds in saving his friend.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
What would you do if you lived at the zoo?Would you stay with the lions and tigers or would you hang with the monkeys?How would you talk to the animals at the zoo?Take a trip to this zoo and find out just exactly what you would do if you live at a zoo.

Slade, Suzanne
Travel through the zoo and learn about zoo animals through rhyme. Count up all the animals you have seen.

Rabe, Berniece
When it is time for Misty to go to sleep, she cannot find her stuffed monkey, Chimpy. Her dad helps his daughter with Down's Syndrome to retrace her day and find her monkey in the process.

Hill, Eric
Spot has not come to dinner so Spot's mom is on the look out for him. When searching for her son, she meets an array of other animals. Likewise she finds Spot and they enjoy their meal. (Flip Book)

Baker, Keith
We take an adventure through this book looking for the beast. We meet many animals along the way to find out who the beast is.