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Hughes, Peter
Baron Brady spends each day angrily collecting taxes from his poor tenants. A lesson from a new shoe maker teaches the Baron that it is fun to be good tempered, rather than always be angry.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia goes to a different employer each day, but she always gets fired. Amelia does not understand because she is just doing what they ask, but she is taking what they say too literally.

Gaffney, Timothy R.
A young boy's grandfather sparks his imagination by telling him bedtime stories about what it is like to be an astronaut and travel to the moon.

Look, Lenore
While her mother and father go to work in Chinatown, a young girl learns how to make rice dumplings and crab and shrimp soup with her grandma. They then take a bus to Grandma's work where she cracks crabs in a factory for a few pennies per day. Grandma prepares a crab meal at the end of a hard working day, made with love as strong as ginger. Katie appreciates her "Gnin Gnin" (grandmother) and all she does so Katie can follow her dress, becoming whoever she wants to be in America.

Blake, Quentin
Snuff lives wiht a knight and wants to become a knight someday. He begins his training, but does not do anything right. Until one day, he comes up with a brilliant strategy to save the bootmaker's boots from the thieves. It works and Snuff is on his way to becoming a knight after all.

London, Jonathan
Hip Cat is cool and is idolized by others in town. Rhythm and music rock this cat's world.

Balian, Judy
An ugly witch finds a secret recipe for beauty, but she must figure out the secret code. She cracks the code and discovers all she really needed was a smile!

Tryon, Leslie
A duck, Albert the school carpenter, is asked to build an alphabet for the schools walking path. Albert relies on all the supplies in his workshop to build the alphabet.

Stanek, Muriel
A child is being physically abused by her alcoholic mother at home. A school nurse discovers it and sees that both of them get help.

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.

Plume, Ilse
Four animals were growing old and useless to their owners so they decide to run away and become musicians. Along their journey, they chase away robbers and find their place to stay forever.

Henkes, Kevin
Lilly wants to be a teacher like Mr. Slinger. She always says wonderful things about him until one day he takes her purple plastic purse away. For revenge, Lilly draws a nasty picture of Mr. Slinger which makes her feel worse than before. This teaches Lilly that revenge is the wrong way to resolve conflict.

McKissack, Patricia C.
Hugh Thomas lives in a place where weird things happen and people spin tales. Elder Abbajon and Papa-Daddy tell Hugh Thomas a tale about Bayou Clapateaux. On the way home from fishing, Hugh Thomas makes up his own spin tale.

Heath, Amy
One day before Christmas, Sofie goes to work at her family's Broadway Bakery. The store is filled with many customers and Sofie's help is greatly needed.

Lamstein, Sarah
Random acts of kindness are demonstrated by Cassandra as she tells her teacher that she likes her buttons. Cassandra's positive attitude spreads throughout her school and around the neighborhood bringing joy and surprise to all.

Tunnell, Michael
May is determined to visit her grandmother who lives far away. Since her family cannot afford to send her by train, May's dad gets the brilliant idea to mail her. After an adventurous ride in the mail car, May arrives at Grandma's house safe and sound.

Lewis, Thomas P.
Adventures aboard the Rainbird, a clipper ship, are given from the perspective of the captain's young son as he journey's from New York around South America to California. On the voyage the captain becomes ill so his wives assume the duties of captain on the ship.

Kay, Verla
In a rhyming story a farmer joins a group of miners to look for gold. They travel through praries, deserts, and mountains panning for gold but never find much. The farmer, after finding no gold, leaves the miners to go back home to his farm and family.

Gramatky, Hardie
A small tug boat feels insignificant until his adventures lead him to a situation in which he becomes the hero and is happy.

Kraus, Robert//Kraus, Bruce
After being asked to search for the missing bones, the detective of London sets out to find clues. Through many adventures, he locates them and saves the day. All in a day's work.

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.

Shulevitz, Uri
The silly town of Pickleberry is full of nonsense. The emperor treats his bird better than his own brother, who is his janitor. He sends his brother out on an errand, not knowing he was tricked into doing a favor for the bird. As Lou escapes, a salesman gets a hold of him. He escapes again by reciting his nonsense tales of Pickleberry. He finally reaches his Aunt Millie and continues to recite and pass on his side of the story, a lot of nonsense!

Nixon, Joan Lowery
Tom is adopted by Shirley and Claude, and he hopes that they will adopt his sister, Bessie. Bessie and Shirley make a great team of catching crooks. Bessie spots them, and Shirley stops them. Bessie makes a great deputy and new daughter.

McCully, Emily Arnold
Blanche is shy and has trouble learning to act. In fact, it is not until her talent as an actress is discovered that she finds the theatre her home.

Moore, Elaine
In a typical city, the morning dawns. Have you ever wondered what goes on before the sun rises while you are still in bed?

Cooper, Elisha
This day of preparation at the ballpark shows all of the details behind the scenes. For example, you can see the laundry room, food vendors, press box, and playing field. The game of baseball is full of rituals and exciting surprises.

Castaneda, Omar S.
Esperanza works hard at weaving cloth to sell, then she and her grandmother travel to the city to sell the cloth.

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.

Fleming, Candace
Agnes Peregrine has always loved birds and has recently found out that she has a true talent for bird calling. She goes to the Himalayan Mountains with her mother in search of the rarest bird of all. Little does she know that an evil colonel has followed them and wants this rare bird for his own collection!

Winter, Jeanette
Captain Herman and his crew cut trees in Michigan to deliver to the city of Chicago for Christmas. When a blizzard forms over Lake Michigan, the Captain and his crew disappear. From then on, the Captain's wife and daughters carry out the Christmas Tree Ship tradition for many years.

Polacco, Patricia
A young boy eating at a restaruant notices a bee on a tree and drops his book on the ground which causes the waiter to trip and tip his tray. One event leads to another as the mess gets worse and worse. Drinks are spilled, a man falls onto the dessert tray and a pot full of spaghetti falls onto a cat. All of this chaos occurs because a bee landed on a tree!

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia works as a maid for the Rogers and she is always gets things mixed up. For example, she removes spots in Mrs. Roger's dress by cutting them out. In the end, she makes a hot apple pie which impresses the family despite her mistakes.

Hoff, Syd
Mrs. Switch is a witch who moves to a suburb. All of the neighbors love her until they discover that she is a witch. However, in a crisis, the neighbors realize that they need her help and soon they all like her again.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia has lots of work to do for the Rogers family before Aunt Myra comes for Christmas. Once again she gets things mixed up. She is so cheerful, though, that it is a nice Christmas after all.

Martin, CLG
After making veterinary rounds with her grandfather, Junie Mae realizes that money and curly hair are not the most important thing in life when she sees how her grandfather is paid in food.

Lionni, Leo
Mr. Timothy McMouse, a city mouse, runs away to the country. He meets a group of field mice who live in a castle and tries to fit in. Timothy cannot pass the test of the country mice. When Timothy saves himself and another mouse from the cat, he is given an honorary Field Mouse License.

Petrides, Heidrun
A teacher brings an African priest into her classroom to talk about the discovery of America.

Goffstein, M.B.
Goffstein depicts how an artist's work is part of him and how his work is like a creation from God.

Yorinks, Arthurs
Louis inherits his father's meat store after he dies. Louis never like meat and prefers fish. He eventually turns into a fish himself.

Kroll, Steven
Howard and Gracie own a luncheonette. They describe the work that they do and all the people that come to eat there.

McCully, Emily Arnold
In hopes of a better life, a young orphan girl disguises herself as a boy and goes to work for a cruel professor and his flea circus.

Scarry, Richard
This book is collection of little stories about busy people and what they do. The book depicts all the different things that go on in a city.

Martin, Pawnee A.
This book depicts a varity of occupations and the significance of each one.

High, Linda Oatman
A young boy gets out of bed early to head to work with his father. They work all day long restoring an old barn to keep it from being torn down. They are the barn savers.

Cowcher, Helen
A tigress and her cubs kill animals for food. The sanctuary ranger and herdsmen must find a way to save the animals and the tigress so they develop a plan.

Graham, Thomas
Mr. Bear makes another chair for Mrs. Bear after it breaks at breakfast. Mr. Bear spends the whole day making a new chair for her. Then his chair breaks at dinnertime.