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Hall, Zoe
Three children eagerly wait to discover what marvelous plants will grow from the seeds they sowed.

Anholt, Laurence
Billy is very nervous about starting at his new school. He wants to stay home with his mother. Then he meets a small bird who is hurt and cannot fly. Billy takes care of it until it is ready to fly again. Find out how Billy gets himself ready to go to school and how he uses his bird story to make a friend.

Wildsmith, Brian
A dog is raised by a hunting dog, but refuses to bring back the wounded birds. Instead he brings back sticks. The hunting dog is ashamed at first, but then begins to help the wounded birds fly away to safety.

Simmons, Dawn Langley
Three young children stay at an English castle and are fascinated by a great white owl who lives there. The owl is shot and the children help to restore its health.

LaMarche, Jim
When a boy visits his grandmother for the summer, he finds adventure along the river. By making a raft, the boy is able to interact with the nature around him. He especially enjoys drawing the animals and fishing.

Rey, H.A.
Curious George, a monkey from Africa, receives a new bicycle from a man who wears a yellow hat. He has many interesting adventures on his new bike, including riding into a rock when he watches boats travel down the river.

Potter, Beatrix
Jemima wants desperately to hatch her own eggs. She finds a nice place to lay them in Mr. Fox's den. She almost becomes dinner, but Shep the collie saves the day.

Freeman, Don
A dove and a turtle meet. They are separated by a terrible storm. The dove has a family, but her life is not complete until she finds her friend. She and her family search and find the turtle and his new family.

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.

Wahl, Jan
Farmer Puckle owns a rooster who crows constantly. They try everything to get him to stop and finally discover a treasure to solve the problem.


Winteringham, Victoria
Penguins are portrayed as being very similar to human beings. The penguins get up, play, laugh, make friends, eat, exercise, and sleep.

Hoopes, Lyn Littlefield
In dealing with the recent death of her Nana, a girl escapes to nature, which brings back memories of things Nana taught her about the fern and chickadee. Through her memories she realizes that Nana will always be with her.

Priest, Robert
An old pirate who lives in New York City takes a walk in Central Park and spends time with other old pirates. One day, when he brings his ship to sail on the pond, he meets the retired Queen. A battle ensues between vessels. Chaos reigns until a truce is called. Now the Old Pirate and the Old Queen spend time together at the pond every day as Retirates.

Woolf, V.
This Victorian tale is about a parrot named James. A poor widow learns the rewards of having a pet.

Cowley, Joy
A duck makes her nest in an army's cannon and will not come out. The war is postponed until the army gets the duck out. This postponement is just long enough for the two sides to become friends.

Turner, Ann
Herons, ducks, geese, and raccoons all live together in a marsh by the sea. Soon people move into the land of the animals. The animals leave the areas inhabited by people to find some peace and quiet far away.

Brooke, L. Leslie
Johnny Crow makes a garden that all the animals in the kingdom come to see. When a clever fox captures all the animals, Johnny Crow must save them. He rescues all the animals and they have a party to thank him.

Blake, Robert
A fledgling spreads his wings and flies from a skyscraper for the first time. His flight leads him to an amusement park and subway. He gets lost and becomes scared. Will he ever find his way home?

Potter, Beatrix
Wag-by-wall is an old clock found annoying by most people, but not to Sally Benson, a kind old woman. She cares for everything, especially a family of owls. When an owl knocks over the clock, out comes some gold!

Moore, Shiela
Samson Svenson is a homely, lonely man. When he finds a small duck egg, he is surprised that it offers him both a small feathered friend and a new love, Kristin Kavversdatten.

Egan, Tim
When three tigers walk into an elephant's cafe and start causing trouble, a duck fights back. As the tigers ask to eat each animal in the cafe, a food fight begins. When a pie hits the head tiger and he gets a taste of it, the good food is appreciated.

McLerran, Alice//Carle, Eric
A bird named Joy lands on a lonely mountain. They become friends, but the bird cannot stay because there is no food or water. The bird promises to visit every spring, but the mountain begins to cry and so the bird plants a seed. In time, the mountain has food and water for any animal who would like to live on it.

Murphy, Stuart J.
The clubhouse is falling apart, but how will the kids get the money to fix it?They decide to sell lemonade to make money. Each of the kids is given a different job, including graphing the number of cups sold. Not only do the kids learn how to cooperate, they learn a little about graphing too.

Hughes, Shirley
More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

Falwell, Cathyrn
Ten turtles rest on a log. Startled by various sounds, they jump in one-by-one from around the pond then rest in the water for the night.

Yashima, Taro
This is the story of a boy who does not communicate with anyone and spends much of his time alone. He finally meets a friendly teacher who realizes how special he is. By performing crow sounds, he shows everyone that he is from far away, and they sympathize with him.

Rosenberg, Liz
A young girl goes out moonbathing at night when her cousin comes to visit. They search along the coast looking for different treasures.

Brooke, L. Leslie
Johnny Crow has a new garden of the local animals. They sang, dance, and have a party thanking Johnny Crow.

Asch, Frank
A bear becomes upset because the moon grows smaller and he thinks it might disappear. He tries to feed the moon honey to make it bigger. A bird finally tells him that the birds eat the honey and the moon gets bigger and smaller on it's own.

Burleigh, Robert
Miles Davis loves music. Wherever he is, Miles can feel music. Miles dreams of playing his trumpet with the great saxophonist, Charlie Bird Parker, so he travels to New York City to find him. After many hours of searching, Miles finds Bird and the two play beautiful music together.

Bang, Molly
A restaurant owner loses business when the road changes. An old man comes to the restaurant and pays for his meal by making a paper crane. The crane dances when he claps his hands. The crane becomes famous and attacts many customers to the restaurant.

Lewin, Ted
Abdul and his grandfather travel the streets of Fez, Morocco on the way to work. After passing merchants, carpenters and other citizens hard at work, grandfather spreads out a carpet to begin his job, telling stories to a crowd.

Ray, Mary Lyn
At age six, Celeb comes to live with the Shakers and he spends the rest of his life in their unique culture. He learns their ways, their songs, and is inspired by angels.

Willard, Nancy
A young child believes that a magician lives above his grandmother in the mountains. Two worlds that seem so far apart are brought together into one when the grandmother and the magician help each other out.

Tafuri, Nancy
A mother duck swims around the pond with her ducklings looking for one duckling who is lost.

Willard, Nancy
Follow along in an adventure as a yellow ball rolls out of sight and into a place where all lost things are found. Discover a quiet, small, and plain house where its rooms run far and wide and adventure lurks in the shadows.

Lasky, Katheryn
Elzibah Swan decides to take up swimming at the age of seventy-five. She shares her new hobby with her grandchildren.

Hopkinson, Deborah
Ten year-old Bertha, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, receives a diary for her birthday. She records significant family events such as their relocation to rugged Turtle Island and the time when her brother went to sea for a long time.

Stoeke, Janet Morgan
Minerva Louise is a chicken on a mission. She ends up finding a really fancy barn, which is really a school. Minerva Louise goes exploring through the school and then returns home. She wants to go back to the fancy barn because it is a wonderful place to get ideas.

Sanders, Scott Russel
A father takes his son on an educational walk through the woods stopping to look at all of nature's details. They identify different trees and leaves and see several animals along the way.

Eastman, P.D.
A baby bird hatched out of the egg and found no mother in the nest. The bird went out searching for his mother. After asking various animals, the bird returns to the nest where his mother is waiting to give him a worm. Written in Spanish and English.

MacDonald, Amy
Nobb, the spider, needs a place to set her egg but the sun, moon, and cloud don't want her around. Her only friend, Air, offers her a place but Air can't hold an egg so Nobb uses her net to catch the sun, moon, and cloud and uses pieces of them to create a home for her egg. When she had created the world the egg hatched and from it came all the creatures of the world.

Rydell, Katy
A child is having a hard time going to sleep. The wind must convince all of the night creatures to go to sleep. The moon is loud and eventually stops glowing. It begins to rain and finally it is time to rest.

Ford, Miela//Noll, Sally
A young girl plants a sunflower seed and watches it grow and bloom where she, birds, and butterflies eat the seeds that the flower creates.

Freschet, Bernice
A lonely spider spins a web in order to catch some food. The spider is careful not to be caught by a toad or an owl. She lays an egg sac and hundreds of spiderlings are produced. The babies, like their mother, spin webs and wait to capture food.

Kirk, David
Families are different. Miss Spider knows best -- when finding her mother, love is the truest test.

Turkle, Brinton
A seagull takes a liking to a young boy and follows him around. The boy finds the seagull annoying and tries to scare it away. However, when the bird is missing, the boy goes to find it. He finds it with a fishhook in it's beak. Obidian takes the fishhook out and gains a new friend.

Keller, Holly
Simon works for Pops at the bird hospital. Simon finds a flamingo with a broken leg and helps nurse it back to health. In the end, he has to let it go.

Brown, Margaret Wise
A little bunny uses his imagination when he thinks of ways to run away from home. He thinks of becoming a fish, a bird, a mountain climber, etc. His mother tells him how she will catch him and bring him back home.