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Rogers, Jean
Pico, an Eskimo boy, is always losing the red mittens his grandmother makes for him. One day, Pico finds his mittens in a box with his dog who has just delivered puppies. He decides his mittens should stay there, so the puppies can keep warm.

Manushkin, Fran
Buster loves buttons and even goes so far as to take them right off of people's clothing. Finally, a little girl and her dog set Buster straight.

Chalmers, Mary
A little girl and her animal friends get ready for Christmas by putting up a tree. They have to go looking for a star for the top of the tree because they do not have one.

Johnston, Tony
Five foxes wanted to go outside in the snow to play. Their grandma told them their bare paws would get cold. On Christmas morning, grandma fox gives each of the five foxes a pair of mittens so they can go outside to play.

Rayner, Mary
Mr. and Mrs. Pig decide to go out for the evening so they get a babysitter, Mrs. Wolf, for their piglets. Mrs. Wolf gets hungry while she is sitting, but not for anything in the kitchen.

Numeroff, Laura
The three chicken sisters find happiness as they cook, sing, and knit, although they don't do any of these things very well. This bothers their neighbors until a wolf moves in next door. The neighbors are all frightened by the wolf, but the sisters' cooking, singing, and knitting make him move out of town.

Gackenbach, Dick
An Easter play is presented in which there are no parts for rabbits. Through perserverance, a rabbit earns a role in the play.

Fleischman, Sid
Farmer McBroom is a successful farmer who has an evil neighbor, Heck Jones, who has tried to steal his farm several times. McBroom is tricked into betting his farm against his neighbor's farm in a race. McBroom overcomes the trickery to win the race and keep his farm.

Kellogg, Steven
Chicken Little thinks that the sky is falling so she tells all her friends. They are all tricked by the fox, and he captures them. In the end, the fox is captured and put in prison.

Arnold, Marsha D.
One week before Naming Day, the character does on a search for Bengal. The parrots and monkeys were not kind to him in the forest and even teased him. Even in the face of danger and violence, this character shows how to have the heart of a tiger.

Spelman, Cornelia Maude
A little rabbit names situations that makes her angry. Depending on the situation, she chooses different activities to help reduce her anger. She attempts to work through her anger in a positive way.

Corbin, William
A cat goes everywhere, except when there are mice to be caught and a cat is needed - he is nowhere.

Hurd, Thacher
A cat lives alone under a freeway. One day, he helps another cat with engine trouble, and she becomes his friend.

Slate, Joseph
Lula cat moves to a new place and misses her old friends. While trying to get back to her friends, she discovers she has made new friends.

English, Karen
Marisol is anxious to get home from school to see if she has new kittens or not. Unfortunately she is delayed by relatives and friends that stop Marisol for a favor, to speak or translate English. She happily complies and solves everyone's problems and is rewarded with her mother's love and pride.

Pryor, Bonnie
Louie and Dan are two mice brothers that move out into the world on their own. They learn how important a good breakfast is, how scary cats are, and how best friends are important.

Zimelman, Nathan
Arabella takes her ten cats for a walk every day, but Mean Murgatroyd, the dog next door, scares them away. Arabella comes up with a great idea for dealing with Murgatroyd.

Rylant, Cynthia
In the Springtime, Henry and his dog, Mudge have many adventures. They enjoy the flowers, play in a puddle and save five new kittens from a mean dog.

Williams, G.
Timothy is a cat who is afraid of everyting. His mom teaches him how to be mighty. Eventually, Timothy scares a dog which builds his self-esteem.

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur wants to be a ghost for Halloween. When he realizes that he won't be the only ghost, Arthur creates an original costume that stands out from everyone.

Babbitt, Natalie
The king and queen, wanting only the best for Bub, start asking everyone what they think is the best thing for Bub. Finally, the cook's daughter suggests that the king and queen ask Bub what is best.

Rylant, Cynthia
A lost cat finds a home with Henry and Mudge. After Henry and Mudge help the cat find his owner, everyone is sad when the cat finally leaves.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
A young boy and his family leave England with many other people to search for a new life in a new land. They dream of finding a place where they can worship God in their own way. During their journey, everyone endures many hardships, but they find what they are looking for.

McClintock, Barbara
A cat falls in love and escapes her old life. She marries, but soon the marriage falls apart. Her husband falls in love with another cat. She leaves him, writes a book which makes her famous, and is courted by her former husband's lawyer.

Miles, Miska
An alley cat goes on an adventure to different places. He has a few fights, finds some food and then goes home again.

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.

Oakley, Graham
The church mice lose their home to the rats. Together with the cat, they make a plan to gain their home back.

Seuss, Dr.
It was too wet to play outside, so Sally and her brother just sat inside. Along came the Cat in the Hat with a bunch of silly tricks that made a huge mess. Right before their mother returns, they clean everything up.

Scieszka, Jon
Jack writes about a series of events that occur in his book such as a cat eating a rat and a cow jumping over the moon.

Simmonds, Posy
The night that Sophie and Nick bury their beloved cat, they find all of his cat friends outside. They find out their cat was famous and the other cats wanted to have a party to say goodbye.

Marzollo, Jean
The cat family is getting along great, playing games and building things. Suddenly everything goes wrong and everyone is mad at each other. Finally, they work it out and all is well again.

Miles, Miska
Lottie is embarrassed as she begins her new school because her clothes are different, and her cat continues to follow her to class. She tries to fit in with the other children but is unsuccessful. Her cat has kittens in the school which helps her win the friendship of Gertrude. Gertrude helps Lottie to realize that uniqueness is special, not bad.

Mariana.
Miss Flora McFlimsey sends anonymous valentines to all her friends. Her cat, Pookoo, is supposed to deliver them but does not. Even though Pookoo made a mistake, things work out in the end.

Freschet, Bernice
Furlie is a cat who is afraid of everything and hides in the house all day. He feels his life is dull, so he practices being brave. He becomes overly confident in himself and becomes a bully. He learns after he meets a bear that everyone should treat one another kindly and equally.

Mizumura, Kazue
The many positive aspects of mothering by different animals are described. The narrator realizes that she would like to be like her mother.

Sendak, Maurice
Pierre does not care about anyone or anything in his environment. After a lion eats him, Pierre learns the importance of caring.

Prelutsky, Jack
A hungry tiger is always eating people, including a grocerer, a baker, and a farmer. One day the tiger makes the mistake of eating the tailor and he learns his lesson.

Titus, Eve
Anotale, a mouse, has to be a hero and save the children of his village from a musician. The musician steals the children so he can use them in his symphony. The mice end up escaping because they trick one of the musicians.

Lewis, Thomas P.
Frida cat goes in to work with her father and helps out in the office in the morning. She also spends the afternoon with him in the big city and has a great time.

Heide, Florence Parry//Gilliland, Judith Heide
Ahmed has a secret which he keeps all day long. Tonight he will tell his secret to his family but first he has work to do. Ahmed works in the loud and crowded city. The sights and lovely sounds fill his day while he works. When at last he has done all of his work, he can reveal his secret.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Archie and Peter find a yellow pair of motorcycle glasses. Then some big boys come along and try to take them. Willie, their dog, takes the goggles and runs. After hiding out, they eventually regroup and make it back to their house.

Leaf, Munro
Ferdinand is a bull who likes to smell flowers and be by himself. He grows up and is chosen to be in the bull fights. He enters the ring and sits down to sniff the flowers.

Martin, Bill Jr.
A young child, Curly Kidd, wants to grow up to be just like Dad. Dad is a bronco rider, and together they ride the toughest bulls in all the country. In the end, the reader learns that Curly Kidd is a girl.

Gerstein, Mordicai
A man finds a seal that sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman. He falls in love with her and makes her stay for seven years. They have a son who realizes that his father takes his mother's seal skin. The boy finds the skin and gives it to his mother, who then returns to the sea.

Duvoisin, Roger
Veronica, the hippo, is bored. When she starts helping all the farm animals, she becomes very useful and fulfilled.

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur, the chimp, is worried about losing his tooth because he is afraid of the sight of blood. His sister proves that she is brave by conquering her fear of the dark. Arthur pulls out his tooth to prove he is brave, too.

Rand, Gloria
Salty the dog travels on a boat around the world with his master.

Porte, Barbara Ann
Sam and Abigail take Benton, their dog, everywhere because their mother doesn't like him. However, she learns to like Benton when he scares away another dog to protect her.


Luenn, Nancy
Nessa and her grandmother catch enough fish to feed the whole camp. However, during the night, Nessa's grandmother becomes sick and Nessa must protect her and the fish from wild animals.