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Lindgren, Barbro
Benny the pig is tired of rules. After refusing to take a bath and pick up his toys, Benny decides he would like to live somewhere else. He soon discovers the problems of being away from home.

Spinelli, Eileen
The hog family wants to go to the opera. But when father Hog's car breaks down, they must find a different mode of transportation. After unsucessfully trying a scooter, roller skates, and other ideas, the six hogs take the bus. By the time they get to the opera, the show is over.

Roth, Carol
One dirty pig gets into the tub, but what happens when all ten pigs take a bath?See what happens when all ten are clean and you must turn the book around and upside-down to count again.

Potter, Beatrix
Mrs. Tittlemouse tries to keep her house clean but visitors keep dropping in. Bees make a nest and she must get Mr. Toad to help her clean it out. Will she ever finish cleaning?

Christelow, Eileen
Mama and her five little monkeys want to sell their rusty old car, but they must first clean and paint it. When no one comes to buy it they attempt to move the car, but it ends up in a lake. The crocodiles help to get the car out of the lake then later buy it. With the money from the sale, the monkeys buy a new red convertible.

Marshall, F.
Kalina, a very untidy Princess, was ordered to clean up herself and her room. A hedgehog, who was actually a Prince, helped her clean up her room. When everything was cleaned up, he turned back into a Prince and the two were married.

Rylant, Cynthia
For Henry and his big dog, Mudge, summer means going on a picnic in the park, taking a bath under the garden hose, and going to the top of the big green hill.

Peters, Lisa Westberg
When a little boy is told to clean his room, he says he cannot because his pets are sleeping. However, a fly wakes them up and starts a chain of reactions that end with the room being cleaned by the animals.

Numeroff, Laura
Many different animals try to do unusual things such as dogs that wear sneakers. The reader is asked to imagine other funny scenarios with animals.

Zion, Gene
When Harry hears that he is about to get a bath, he runs away from home and gets even dirtier until he is a black dog instead of a white dog. When he decides to go home, he is not recognized until he gets a bath!

Hurd, Thacher
When its spring cleaning time, everyone joins in - even the mouse family. Baby mouse gets into mischief upsetting the cow. The mouse family goes on a picnic to get Baby away from home.

Axelrod, Amy
Mrs. Pig isn't feeling well so Mr. Pig and the piglets decide to make her favorite chili. There's only one problem--they don't know how to cook! While Mom is taking a nap, Mr. Pig and the piglets make such a mess in the kitchen that Mrs. Pig wakes up to find the firemen cleaning up a big mess.

Wild, Margaret
Old pig and Granddaughter have spent a long time together, but soon Granddaughter will be on her own. Before Old Pig leaves, she takes time to notice all the great things around her. Grandaughter will miss Old Pig, but she will always remember everthing Old Pig has taught her.

Root, Phyllis
Mrs. Potter loves to keep everything clean but her baby Ermajean always gets dirty. One day while Mrs. Potter is cleaning in the yard, Ermajean crawls over to a big mud puddle in a pig pen andhas a wonderful time getting messy. In the meantime, a pig finds its way into Ermajean's buggy and when Mrs. Potter comes back, she thinks her daughter has actually turned into a pig.

Potter, Beatrix
Tom Kitten has two siblings. Their mother cleans them all and puts on nice clothes because her friends were coming to tea. The kittens then go out to play and get dirty. Three ducks come by and take their clothes. Their mother is very angry and sends them up to their room.

Reiser, Lynn
The relationship between mother and daughter is seen in one girl's family. Each generation of women in the family makes tortillas, picks flowers, washes clothes, and sings lullabies. The little girl does these same things for her doll. This story is told in both English and Spanish.

Prigger, Mary Skillings
Aunt Minnie McGranahan lives alone and has a very orderly life. She has a system for doing everything from cleaning to feeding her animals. One day, Minnie receives a telegram from across the country telling her that her nieces and nephews need someone to raise them and take care of them. Despite her neighbors' doubts that nine children could never fit into her perfectly ordered schedule, Minnie and the children work as a team and live together quite nicely.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
Amanda pig and her family experience five short stories. One describes Amanda playing with her brother and another describes how she organized a birthday party for her dad.

Wells, Rosemary
Stanley and Rhoda are brother and sister. They have fun in three short stories as they clean Rhoda's room, deal with Rhoda's bee sting, and play with the babysitter.

Lobel, Arnold
A horse named Lucille is unhappy with her self-image. When the farmer's wife buys Lucille new clothes, she feels grand at first, but later she just wants to be a horse.

Riddell, Chris
When a young boy encounters a harmless playful bear, the two become best friends. They go back to Ben's house and eat lunch, dance, and clean up their mess. Then the bear goes home and tells the boy that they will have lunch at his house the next day.

Bang, Molly
From morning until bedtime, a child plays with toys to experience one fine day of activities.

Waldron, Jan
All the little pigs are in a hurry to go Christmas shopping. However, they discover they have an empty wallet. When angel pig pays them a visit, they soon learn what Christmas is really about.

Seuss, Dr.
The Cat in the Hat returns to visit Salley and her brother's house while their mother is gone. The children shovel the sidewalk, causing mischief and a big mess. Then, the Cat in the Hat brings out his helpers, Cats A-Z, to help clean up.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
A collection of four short stories tell the adventurous tales of a young pig and her family. Often having a moral or value, the pigs usually resolve their problems well.

Munsch, Robert
A mud puddle is chasing Jule Ann! Every time she goes outside in clean fresh clothes, the puddle is hiding and just waiting to jump on her and make her dirty. Will Jule Ann's next plan work to stop the mud puddle?

Rey, H.A.
Curious George is home alone and his mischief leads him on quite an adventure. In the end, he goes on his biggest adventure yet and becomes a hero.

Hoffman, Phyllis
Children go through activities of a typical day. For example, they cook, eat, wash, play, and run.

Lewis, Marjorie
A boy grows up in a small village and trains to be a hero. After growing up he leaves the village to become a hero, but instead of rescuing a princess he is caught by a witch. He outwits the witch and returns to the village to be a farmer.

Neitzel, Shirley
A young boy plans to build a house for the wrens in the yard. He starts with a diagram showing what the house will look like. He gets out a toolbox which holds wooden boards, a ruler, hammer, sandpaper, nails, a level, paintbrush, paint, and a scredriver. While he is constructing the birdhouse, his mother comes home. The boy and his mother hang the birdhouse from a tree in the backyard and admire his accomplishment.

Stanley, Diane
The town sheriff adopts eight orphans to save them from the mean Ms. Stump, but there are a few problems. Pa is not too good at cooking and his cleaning is quite shabby. The orphans one wish is for him to get married. One of the orphans, Sweetness, believes a letter that arrived in the mail is the answer.

Tyler, Anne
Molly the Messy is a princess who lives in the tower of her family's palace. Her family is embarrassed about the fact that she never cleans her room. One day, the lake floods the palace and they must all stay in Molly's messy tower.

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis
A little girl looks out her window only to see broken glass and trash in the court yard. She remembers her mother once told her everyone should have something beautiful. She sets out to look for something beautiful in her neighborhood.

Wellington, Monica
At nighttime, most children go to sleep. However, many people in the city do not. Find out what goes on all around the city throughout the night when many people are sleeping and dreaming.

Munsch, Robert
Moira's birthday wish is to have a party with all of the kids in the school from kindergarten to sixth grade. She orders 200 pizzas and 200 birthday cakes. What will her parents do?

Ziefert, Harriet
Harry shows the steps for taking a bath.

Wood, Audrey
Beatrix, the buttermaid, teaches two rude giants how to be clean and beautiful and to have good manners in order to rescue her friend, Gerda the cow, from being eaten.

Blance, Ellen/ Cook, Ann
Monster lives in a tall house in the city. He loves his house! It is very fine. Monster thinks the house will be even finer after he cleans it. He works hard making sure he cleans all of the rooms for potential visitors. He takes a break after all that cleaning and the house looks fine indeed.