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Zolotow, C.
A little girl looks at pictures of her mother through her life and ends by looking at a photo of her mother holding her as a baby.

Johnson, Ryerson
A mother reminices about when her little girl was a baby and would not stop crying. The baby just wanted to be held, just like tonight.

Pearson, Susan
Kelly enjoys all the seasons, because she and her family do many things together.

Hoagland Hunter, Sara
A young boy is insecure about moving away and leaving what is familiar to him. His grandfather tells about the time when he felt the same way and how he grew proud of his accomplishments.

Duncan, Lois
A cat enjoys spending time with its owner, but yearns for adventures of the night. The cat waits for night to fall so that all the memories will come back again. When morning dawns, the cat returns to being a familiar pet.

Vincent, Gabrielle
Celestine decides to tidy Ernest's dresser drawers. She comes across his old pictures and realizes that he has no pictures of her. He tells her to dress up, so they can take pictures together.

Fleischman, Paul
Everyone in the audience of a little girl's piano recital is reminded of different memories when hearing the music.

Quinlan, Patricia
Joel's uncle, Michael, dies of AIDS. Joel remembers the fun times he and Michael spent together. These happy memories help to comfort Joel.

Hendershot, Judith
Papa is a coal miner who works at night and Mamma works at home. They are hard working people who live near the Block Diamond Mine. They go through each season and recall a special memory.

Rylant, Cynthia
An old woman begins to name her life's belongings because she is lonely and has outlived her friends. When a stray puppy comes to her house one afternoon, the old woman is afraid to become too attached to it. In the end, she does go looking for her new companion.

Goennel, Heidi
The circus is a great place to be!People and animals perform various tricks that the children wait each year to see.

Oakley, Graham
Humphrey, a church mouse, makes a New Year's Resolution to write the story of his life. Instead he keeps a journal because he would not know what happens in the last chapter.

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur
A woman remembers her wish as a child to be a cowboy with a real horse. She recalls how she would pretend to be a cowboy and the cowboy songs she used to sing.

Hughes, Shirley
A Grandmother tells her granddaughter the story of the house beginning with great-great-great-great grandpa. Grandmother explains how the house was built, what food were grown to eat, and the ways of life throughout the years.

Dugan, Barbara
Mrs. Simpson and a girl, Anne, become friends. Mrs. Simpson shows Anne how to do a loop the loop with a yo-yo before she is placed in a nursing home and cannot remember anything.

Shannon, George
The existence of and passing down of a cherished family heirloom depicts one family's history of women. This carved wooden bird is given to the women of each generation, and it brings with it memories of its owners and their lives.

Keller, Holly
Ben's dog dies, and he's mad at his parents for not letting him stay home with Max. His parents get a new a puppy but Max rejects it until the end.

Greenfield, Eloise
William remembers how wonderful things were before his grandmother got sick. However, he slowly finds ways to make some good new days and is hopeful for the future.

Kurtz, Jane
A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

Aliki
When a child moves to a new school it can be frightening. Mari not only moved to a new school, but a new culture as well. Mari uses painted pictures to communicate her words and recalls her life through spoken memories.

Kidd, Ronald
Grandpa always say that it take two things to make dreams come true: faith and a hammer. After Grandma passes away, Grandpa sets aside his hammer and nearly loses his faith. His granddaughter tries everything she can think of to bring back his faith but nothing seems to work. One day, Grandpa visits a Habitat for Humanity worksite with a neighbor and realizes that he can made dreams come true for others.

Whitelaw, Nancy
The feelings of three generations are shared through the loving story of a girl and her grandmother who has Alzheimer's Disease.

Atkins, Jeannine
A family remembers an uncle that died of AIDS by constructing a quilt. Each panel reminds the family of a memory shared with Uncle Ron.

Rogers, Paul
Grandmother talks about the events in her life that have been very important to her. To show her granddaughter how much she loves her, Grandmother makes her a lace scarf from her wedding dress.

Billout, Guy
Time passes on as a man grows older.

Slobodkina, Esphyr
Billy, an old cat, retires with his owner to a condo in Florida. When they visit their former hometown, they reminise about when they were younger. In the end, they appreciate their present place in life.

Chall, Marsha Wilson
A little girl spends the summer up north at a cabin with her grandparents and family. Her summer is filled with exploration and activities that she cherishes during the winter months until she can return again.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Peter has a fun day in the snow including adventures of making snow angels and climbing snowy mountains.

Sis, Peter
A man returns to his hometown of Prague. He goes through adventures to find three keys that open the door to house of his childhood. Legends are revealed and the city comes alive.

Ray, Mary Lyn
Take a trip with Anna through the happenings in her life. Look at Anna's experiences with piano lessons, picking blueberries with siblings, her marriage, and her children. After eighty years she is still playing the piano in the same house she grew up in.

Schachner, Judith Byron
A young girl has a special relationship with her Aunt May and Willy, her aunt's bird. The girl is only able to visit them twice a year, but always has an unforgettable time. When the girl's mother becomes ill the summer trip is cancelled and Aunt May plans to visit over Christmas. Unfortunately, a huge snowstorm makes the trip nearly impossible, but with the help of a Christmas friend Aunt May and Willy arrive safely.

Cross, Verda
Great Grandma tells her grandchildren of threshing day. It is a day in late June when the wheat is harvested. The men harvest the wheat while the women cook a hearty meal. This was always an exciting day for grandma and her brother. Threshing day was a day she will never forget.

Burleigh, Robert
It was clear at a young age that Babe Ruth was talented at baseball. This talent became even more amazing as he got older, when he wowed the stadium fans with his memorable home runs. These historic moments will be remembered in baseball forever.

Barbour, Karen
A family makes friends with a homeless man. They find out his name and invite his parents to see him. Mr. Bow tie goes home with his parents, but leaves behind his memory.

Stevenson, James
Mary and Louie have just moved into a new neighborhood. They are worried because they do not have any friends. Their grandpa tells them about when he moved to a new neighborhood when he was young.

Viorst, Judith
A young boy copes with the death of his cat by remembering what he loved about it.

Bunting, Eve
Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

Zolotow, C.
A mother reflects about her trip to Paris as she shows her daughter beautifully enlarged photos of her favorite places.

Gerstein, Mordicai
The history of a room for rent is depicted. The past owners of the house, their lives, and why they moved is shown.

Komaiko, Leah
A girl's best friend, Annie Bananie, is moving. The girl is sad because they shared many memories together.

Stevenson, James
A man looks back and remembers when he was a young boy and the fun times he had.

Vander Zee, Ruth
After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

Herzig, Alison Cragin
Great-Great Uncle Thaddeus always gives unique birthday presents to his nephew. This year Uncle Thaddeus gives him best present ever. The present is a book about all the birthdays they have shared together. Their relationship grows stronger as they grow older.