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Sonneborn, Ruth A.
A family waits for their Papa to return home. Their Papa must work two jobs to provide for the family so he only comes home on Friday nights. They wait extra long that night, but finally Papa does come home and everything is all right once more.

Rose, Anne
The life of a peasant farmer and the czar are compared and contrasted by the peasant's child.

Krockover, Gerald//Krochover, Sharon
A girl talks about her Uncle Bill's Ice Cream Shop. She describes the different kinds of ice cream and tells of her favorites.

Conrad, Pam
The Tub People are wooden toys who love to play in the tub. Until one day the child of the Tub People gets sucked down the drain. Eventually, a plumber is called and he rescues the child. The next day the Tub People find themselves in a new room with no drains.

MacDonald, Amy
Rachel gets a blister and her mother calls all kinds of people to cure it. None of the remedies work so the queen tells them just to kiss it and it works.

Lyon, Goerge E
A daughter describes the health risks and personal safety of her mother's job as a miner. The beautiful illustrations depict a warm home life contrasted by the cold, hard work of the mines.

Catalanotto, Peter
A young girl loves to spend time with her father but he plays with her only at mealtimes. Between meals, he paints in his studio. She wants to play with her father but he says no. When she asks to paint, she spends time with her daddy and becomes a painter too.

Hudson, W.
Jamal compares his busy day at school with that of his father, an architect, and his mother, an accountant. Jamal spends his day at school learning and playing with friends, but he has a great time doing it.

Barber, Barbara E.
A daughter and her mother have a nice relationship. The daughter spends every Saturday helping out in her mother's beauty parlor. Saturday is the daughter's favorite day of the week.

Chall, Marsha Wilson
Jean Claude is going to boarding school, but no dogs are allowed at La School d'Excellence. Poor Bonaparte must find a way to be with Jean Claude!

Avi
Every morning Abigail and her brother go to school on board their father's boat. One morning they see an accident and decide to help one of the boats. Abigail has to steer while her father helps on the other boat. On her way down the river, Abigail must make some quick decisions. With Captain Abigail in charge everyone arrives safely.

McLerran, Alice
A family moves from their house in town to a homestead ranch in 1919 The family feels many uncertainties about the move and has several adjustments to make. Together they make the best of their situation while Papa pursues his farming dreams.

Brooke, L. Leslie
A man's son, Simpleton, goes into the forest to cut wood. In the woods, he runs into a little man who gives him a golden goose with several wishes. Simpleton uses his new luck to benefit himself and lives happily ever after.

Pochocki, Ethel
An old man, known as the mushroom man, works on a mushroom farm. People say that his head looks like a mushroom. They tease him and call him names. He befriends an even uglier animal, and they are happy together.

Stanley, Diane//Karas, G. Brian
Sweetness is a small orphan girl who runs away from Mrs. Sump's orphanage. When the sheriff goes out to look for her, Sweetness saves his life with food and water. She also saves him by dropping a rock on mean Coyote Pete's head. The sheriff ends up adopting her and seven of her friends.

Buz

Egielski, Richard
Buz is swallowed with a spoonful of cornflakes. While he is being chased by pills, follow Buz on his exciting adventure through the human body.

Minarik, Else Holmelund
Father bear has been fishing out in the ocean. Little bear misses his dad and wants to be just like him when he grows up. Little bear is hoping his dad will bring him a mermaid.

Greene, Rhonda Gowler
When some barnyard animals catch the flu, it is up to the farmer to nurse them back to health and restore the barnyard song to its usual splendor.

Van Laan, Nancy
A new baby learns how to count to ten. With each experience, the baby and her parents sing in Creole. Come along to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Haitian culture.

Hurd, Thacher
Farmer Clem had a beautiful garden. He shares his garden with another family that he did not know about - mice!Baby mouse is always up to something and keeps her parents very busy.

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur
There is no pizza in May's town until Mrs. Pelligrino comes to visit and teaches them how to make delicious food.

Kovalski, Maryann
Frank and Zeldo own a pizza place. When business gets slow, a strange man appears and grants them wishes. The pizza place is soon booming and is too much for them to handle. They decide to try something new so they move to the beach and set up a pizza stand.

Brown, Marcia
A new cook is hired on a ship, because the old cook just fixed beans. After a few days, the crew finds out all the new cook does is fry fish and make beans just like the olde cook. Once again, the crew looks for a new cook.

Tom

dePaola, Tomie
Tommy and his grandfather share the same name. At the same time they enjoy sharing time together and playing jokes on one another. One day, Tom gives Tommy some chicken legs because he is a butcher. He takes the chicken legs to school and gets in trouble for scaring a girl.

Morris, Ann
Bread comes in many sizes and shapes and is eaten by people all over the world. Bread helps you grow and makes you strong. Look at all the different cultures that use bread!

Pillar, Marjorie
The Pizza Man explains his daily duties and the procedure of making a pizza, from making the dough to assembling the pie to cleaning up at the end of the day.

Wellington, Monica
Mr. Baker enjoys making, decorating, selling, and eating his cookies.

dePaola, Tomie
In order to win the hand of Serafina, Angelo helps Tony the Baker, who is Serafina's father, create the best tasting bread in Milano, Italy. The bread is a success, and Angelo and Serafina marry.

Breinburg, Petronella
Mom went shopping, so Shawn and his sisters decide to play doctor. Shawn is the doctor and he bandages up patients all day long. Then mother comes home and tells them to close the hospital, because it is time for lunch.

Schotter, Roni
For over fifty years, Ruby Rubenstein has owned a fruit and vegetable store on Delano Street. Sun Ho, a young school boy, comes everyday to watch Ruby stack the fruits and vegetables in the most beautiful displays. Eventually, Ruby teaches Sun Ho how to work the register and buy the fruit and vegetables at the market. Ruby gets sick so Sun Ho and his family run the store for Ruby.

Gershator, David//Gershator, Phillis
When a little boy leaves bread on his plate, his mother reminds him how important bread is and the hard work that goes into making it. Through a song, children learn why they should not waste food, and how to be thankful for grain and bread.

Kvasnosky, Laura McGee
A new boy named Eugene has moved in next door to Zelda and Ivy. the three quickly become friends. A romance blooms, they play imaginary games, and go camping. Like all friends, they don't always get along, but they work out their differences.

Hathorn, Elizabeth
Kieran loves to watch the tram. He wants to be a paper boy at the tram stop like Saxon. So his dad gets him a job there, and after learning the job the hard way, he is successful.

Kroll, Steven
Antonio, a street performer, decides to rescue his good friend Daniela when she is kidnapped by bandits. After many adventures, he brings her home safely.

Browne, Anthony
Neglected by a busy father, a young girl receives a gorilla stuffed animal from her father. Gorillas are her favorite animal and soon she and her gorilla are off on a magical trip.

Rappaport, Doreen
With the help of Mother Jones, a famous leader, the miners go on strike to fight for better working conditions and wages. Rosie's family struggles to survive the eight-month strike. The persistant women and miners force the owners to give in, and the strike ends with victory.

Thomas, Ianthe//Toulimin-Rothe, Ann
Willie spends a night watching his father play jazz on his trumpet. Willie wants to be like his father and his appreciation for music causes him to dream to be a jazz player like his father

Clement, Rod
Grandpa's teeth have been stolen!Officer Rate comes to investigate and they put wanted posters all over town. To avoid becoming a suspect, everyone in town begins to smile all the time. Tourists are afraid to get out of their cars because everyone is smiling. The problem is solved with a collection of money to get Grandpa new teeth, and the crime is solved in the process.

Williams, Jay
Farmer Fred has been given one wish so he wishes that all of his future wishes come true. This wish ends up getting him into trouble and things get out of control.

Alexander, Lloyd
The Baker, Shoemaker, and Tailor all wanted to go to the fair to sell their goods, but had trouble making it there. After their donkey collapsed, they had to pull the cart. They were all rude to each other, but when they were all faced with the same problem they figured out a helpful solution.

Kalman, Maira
Do you want to be a writer, an architect, a barber, a fireman, a photographer, an astronomer, a doctor, a doorman, a musician, or a short-order cook when you grow up?Someday you will know just what you want to be.

Coats, Laura Jane
The narrator explains what it was like when she was a little girl helping with her father's almond orchard. She explains how things around the orchard have changed since she has grown older.

Stock, Catherine
A boy struggles to find his own place among the hard working people of Kalk Bay in Southern Africa.

Henderson, Kathy
In the middle of the night while most people are asleep, some people are hard at work. For example, janitors, astronomers, bakers, postal workers, and parents of newborns.

Polacco, Patricia
Welcome Comfort is the new kid in school and his peers tease him. Quintin Hamp, the school custodian, befriends him and teaches him to believe in himself and Christmas. Welcome is visited by Santa and starts to believe. After graduating from high school, Welcome joins Quintin as the school custodian and their Christmas experiences continue on a whole new level of love.

Rosenberg, Liz
A young girl escapes alone to America and finds companionship in a runaway shadow. They experience their new world together.

Horowitz, Ruth
Two brothers have a favorite pet cockroach, Max, which lives at the bug lab where their mother works. While at a dedication ceremony for the renaming of the lab, the boys accidentally let Max escape. Now they must find him before he ruins the ceremony by scaring all the people. The boys eventually locate Max but they can't get him off the ceiling. With the help of One-Shot Lil, Max is returned to his cage.


Dorros, Arthur
Diego's family members are migrant farm workers. Wherever they go, Diego brings his radio, which connects him to the states he crosses and unites him with his best friend.

Stanek, Muriel
Lupe lives with her mother who cannot speak English. Lupe helps her mother by translating what people are saying. Lupe's mother fears she may lose her job. She decides to try to learn English so she can get a better job.