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Asch, Frank
A young turtle on the way to a pond comes in contact with many new experiences. His new experiences take him from being a young turtle to a wise old turtle.

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.

Peters, Lisa
When a little duck comes back to soon for spring, he finds himself in the dead of winter. So the little duck imagines what it would be like if it were spring. To his surprise when he wakes the ice is melting and other ducks are around him.

Lears, Laurie
When you are a child, waiting can be a very difficult task. Stephen finds a reason to wait in order to rescue a goose from a metal trap. Stephen's persistence with nature brings him a special moment.

Cole, Henry
A boy goes on a nature walk along the woods, meadows, and pond. He explores a variety of animals, birds, plants, insects, and fish on his journey. He explores the ground, sky, and water and sees more than fifty living things.

Maitland, Barbara
Mom likes the noise of the city but not early in the morning. To get away, she decides to visit Uncle Jack who lives on a farm. When they arrive, they discover that the farm is loud like the city -- only there are animal noises instead of car sounds.

Himmelman, John
Ellen loves to draw. One day she notices a goldfish watching her. They become friends and she draws pictures for the fish. When the fish is about to be caught, she uses a clever idea to set him free from the bait.

Emberley, Ed
A turtle is unhappy where she lives on the edge of a muddy, murky, little pond. One day she is discovered and taken to a pet shop. She is happy when she is sold to very caring people.

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.

Helldorfer, M.C.
Let's enjoy the frosts of autumn, the snow of winter, the renewal of spring, and the warmth of summer. What do we all look forward to during each season of the year?

Daughtery, Charles M.
Wisher doesn't like being a cat. He always wishes he would be a fish. Wisher finally decides that being a cat is the best thing he could ever be.

Armstrong, Jennifer
Chin Yu Min is married to a wealthy man. She takes advantage of their wealth and is very mean to people. Her husbands dies, and she is now poor. She finds a cat that catches fish, so she gets him to stay with her. She is attached to the cat now, but she accidentally gives him away. She later finds him and has now learned to appreciate her good fortunes.

Slate, Joseph
Old Cassie lives on a floating raft. One night, she tries to quiet the fears of her animal friends, by singing a lullaby near the pond.

Le Guin, Ursula K.
A dragon terrorizes a city. Min and Polo discover what the dragon wants and saves their city in the process.

Greene, Carol
A group of kids bake the world's biggest birthday cake for their friend in an old water tower by heating it with a volcano. They decorate it with hedges, a pond, a zoo, a circus, and a brass band.

Shulevitz, Uri
Rain has many purposes. Rain affects people, animals, and nature. Most importantly, rain gives growth to living things.

Alexander, Martha
David endlessly tries to convince his mother to allow him to have a pet. However, all of his choices are inappropriate. Finally, they agree on fish, so he waits for the fish eggs to hatch. Only, the eggs aren't fish eggs after all.

Reiser, Lynn
A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

Asch, Frank
Bear sees his shadow and tries to get away from it. He tries many things but nothing seems to work. Eventually, he learns that he and his shadow can be happy together.


Lively, Penelope
Frog wants to find a new home where he can jump. While exploring the garden the frog encounters some dangers. Thanks to the dragonfly, the frog makes it to the pond- the perfect place for any frog to live!

Fleming, Virginia
As Christy and Jim Bud approach the pond to search for frog eggs, they realize Eddie Lee, a neighbor with Down's Syndrome, has followed them. Christy's mother has always told her to be good to Eddie Lee. Christy is kind, but Jim Bud is not. As the story evolves, Eddie Lee shares the best discovery of all with Christy.

Bamcroft, Catherine//Coale, Hannah
Felix loves that orange hat and takes it everywhere he goes. He dreams that a turtle brings him his hat. However, it was really his brother, Fred, who brings him the hat.

Kent, Jack
A caterpillar is excited that when she grows up, she will change into a butterfly. When the polliwog learns that he, too, will transform, he assumes he will become a butterfly as well.

Brown, Ruth
A dirty toad has a slimy, mucky day in the swamp. It turns out that being disgusting pays off when a monster spits out the toad because of its terrible taste. You can't judge a toad by appearance alone.

Lionni, Leo
Three frogs live together by a pond. One of them finds an egg. When the egg hatches, the three frogs believe that the animal is a chicken.

Hamanaka, Sheila
Emi and Martha go on a very long walk with Emi's dad. After many stops they reach Central Park, where Emi's dad makes them paper sail boats and hats. They are too tired to walk home so they take the bus. Emi's dad makes paper cranes for everyone.

Simmons, Jane
As Aunt Buttercup sits atop her eggs, Daisy awaits the arrival of new cousins and a brother or sister. Soon the eggs begin to hatch, all but the one Daisy has been watching. When Mama gives up hope, Daisy helps hatch the late egg!

Polacco, Patricia
On her birthday, a girl's father takes her, her brother and her cousin down to Clay Pit to camp and cook over a campfire, and to take a picture of the monster of Clay Pit Bottoms.

Hoberman, Mary Ann
Travel beyond the waterspout -- out into the garden, pond, brook, shoe store, and even the park with this determined spring-loving spider. Sing the all-time classic tune or just read with rhythm!This book will catch you in its colorful web and keep you on your toes as you advance beyond the traditional limits.