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Rey, H.A.
Curious George, an African monkey, becomes quite adventurous as he travels on boats, to zoos, and many other places. After taking in the sights and getting into mischief, George is captured and must live at the zoo.

Marshall, James
A series of stories about seven hippos who are best friends. The story depicts the trials and tribulations of their friendship.

Hoban, Russell
Harry goes through the rain door and meets a man and his horse, Lightening. They are chased by a thundering lion and the man sprays water on it to keep it away. They create a rain storm

Lionni, Leo
Unlike the other mice, Tillie has always been curious about the wall they live next to. She imagines what could be on the other side of the wall and is determined to find out .

Turkle, Brinton
Miss Moody lives by the sea with her cat, Captain Kidd. She loves to collect objects left on the beach after a storm. One day she finds a bottle that says do not open. She opens it up and finds a terrible monster. She defeats the monster through quick thinking.

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.

Kraus, Robert
Milton wakes up earlier than his family and his friends. He tries to find things to do, and by the time everyone else wakes up, he is so tired he goes back to sleep.

Shecter, Ben
Conrad builds a castle even though his friends are trying to do other things. The castle collapses so Conrad decides to rebuild it. Again, his friends try to get him to do other things, but Conrad completes his castle which stands this time.

Ets, Marie Hall
Mister Penny takes all of his farm animals to the fair to win a prize. He enters all them but his old horse Limpy. All the animals make trouble at the fair because of their curiosity, and Limpy ends up winning the horse races. Mister Penny wins a prize after all.

Novak, Matt
Elmer is late for work so in his hurry he does not shut his door. While he is at work, animals and then a robber come in his house. The animals scare away the robber. When Elmer gets back, he does not even realize that anyone was ever there.

Cook, Bernadine
A curious little kitten and a turtle move closer and closer to meeting one another. When the turtle hides inside his shell, the curious kitten becomes scared and never comes so close again.

Richardson, Judith Benet
Savi, a baby elephant, is left at the beach, because he did not want to return home with his mother. He becomes scared and finally follows a trail of bananas home.

Duvoisin, Roger
Petunia is a goose who eats everyone else's food and never touches her own because she thinks the other food is better. Petunia decides to go up a windy hill to get the better grass, but others warn her not to because of wild animals. After escaping from the wild animals, she realizes that her grass is just as good.

Pizer, Abigail
Gilbert, the dog, is intrigued by a loud buzzing noise and decides to investigate. A bee stings him on the nose, so he must visit the vet.

Turkle, Brinton
This picture book illustrates a story similar to that of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When a little girl and her parents go out, a bear goes into their house and eats their food, sits on their chairs, and sleeps in their beds. (wordless book)

Keller, Holly
Joey gets a big package for Christmas from Grandma. Joey's mom hides the package but Joey finds it and ends up tearing the teddy bear. He is depressed, but in the end, his mom fixes the bear.

George, Jean Craighead
Bessie finds a new friend while exploring an ice ship-- a baby polar bear. She and Snow Bear play together like best pals. Bessie's brother and Snow Bear's mother watch carefully because they are both concerned and worried about their friendship. Will Bessie and Snow Bear's happiness be enough to keep them together?

Mayer, Mercer//Marianna
A boy and his friends go fishing. Their fishing party is interrupted when a turtle bites the line. The boy catches a turtle.

Rey, H.A.
Curious George begins to look through books and wants to read them. His owner teaches him the alphabet by giving him examples of words that begin with each letter.

Munsch, Robert
Angela loses her father at the airport and climbs into a plane. She starts pushing buttons and the plane takes off. Then she crashes the plane and promises never to fly again, but becomes a pilot later.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl takes her mother for a walk and shows her all the wonderful things to see.

Clark, Emma Chichester
Miss Milberry lives happily at the base of the blue mountains with her beautiful garden and her animals, but she is curious about what it is like on the other side of the mountains. Miss Milberry takes a long trip trying to get to the other side, but she ends up at a place that looks very familiar.

Chalmers, Mary
Harry is a little cat who has been misbehaving all day and getting himself into trouble. He gets stuck on top of a house and the fire department gets him down. His mother tells him to throw them a kiss, but he will not. Finally when he leaves, he blows a kiss.

Brown, Ruth
It is puppy's first vacation and everything is new and full of adventure. Puppy meets some challenges and makes unexpected friends.

Gunthorp, Karen
Davy the mouse is curious to see what lies beyond his area of the forest. One day he leaves and what an adventure he has when he goes to the city and thinks he is in a forest of boxes.

Gunthorp, Karen
Maggie, the duck, is curious to see what is beyond the farmyard where she lives. On an adventure outside of the farmyard, Maggie discovers what trouble is.

Sanvoisin, Eric
A boy, who hates to read, is stuck in his father's bookstore for summer vacation. He doesn't like books, so what's he going to do?Things change and an adventure begins when the boy spies a strange customer and follows him. Maybe the boy will realize he does like reading after all, or maybe not.

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.

Johnson, D.B.
Henry decides to take a trip to Fitchburg on foot and his friend decides to go by train. Henry partakes in numerous adventures on his journey into town, while his friend works odd jobs to earn the fare. Who will arrive in Fitchburg first?The journey to Fitchburg will prove to be an exploration of time and interests.

Rylant, Cynthia
When he is finally old enough, a young man drives his dog, Tulip, from Ohio to the farms of Iowa. They also experience the skies of Nebraska, the winds of Wyoming, the mountains of Colorado, the desert of Nevada, and the ocean of Oregon. Each place shows a new and wonderful part of America.

Gay, Marie-Louise
Stella and Sam spend the day at the sea. Sam has never been before so he asks Stella plenty of questions. Stella tells her brother all about starfish, moon shells, sharks, and sea monsters. Then Sam finally gets in the water.

Carlson, Nancy
Henry can't wait for his first day of kindergarten to begin!He imagines all the wonderful things that he and his classmates will do. When he arrives at school, Henry becomes frightened that he will get lost and won't enjoy all of his new classmates. When his teacher invites him in and shows him all the neat activities, Henry realizes again how much fun kindergarten will be!

Gerrard, Roy
Buckskin Dan and his followers embarked on a wild and dangerous journey on the Oregon Trail. After many exciting adventures like fighting off outlaws and saving an Indian boy, the group finally settles in the Willamette Valley.

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.

Mizumura, Kazue
The narrator of this story speculates about the going's on in several different imaginary villages. At the conclusion of the story, the narrator realizes that people will care about any village and fill it with love.

Yolen, Jane
King Long Shanks is known for his fine, long and strong legs and he is quite proud of them. One day two tailors arrive at the palace promising they can make an outfit to show off his legs!The outfit also promises to be a true test of loyalty for the people of the kingdom.

Rylant, Cynthia
A young girl goes everyday to watch the amazing blue house that an old woman lives in. The house is always surrounded by birds and one great barred owl. When the old woman finds the young homeless girl, she takes her in to live in the beautiful house.

Peacock, Carol Antoinette
Elizabeth is a young Chinese girl who has been adopted by an American family. Elizabeth begins to question her adoption and wonders why her mommy in China did not keep her. Elizabeth's mother explains the adoption to her and loves that she has a mother who is far away and one who is close.

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.

Schwartz, Amy
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a newborn baby?Listen to the thoughts of this baby as he talks about all the different places he likes to go. Where does he like to sleep?

Hoban, Tana
A rabbit is looking for something and the reader follows him through the forest until he finds his treasure - carrots.

Lyon, George Ella
A boy and his mother walk down a road. The boy is curious about the history of the road.

Albert, Burton
A boy explores Summertime Island and observes many things. At the end of the trail, he is back with his family.

Carter, Alden R.
Dustin is very excited for the guests that are visiting his school one day. Along with the rest of his students, Dustin goes through his daily school routine awaiting the arrival of Dave and Skippy. When the time finally comes, the reader learns who Dave and Skippy actually are.