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West, Colin
A monkey is a trouble-maker because he keeps bothering the other animals in the jungle. He is constantly saying that he didn't do anything wrong, but he is found out in the end.

Greenaway, Kate
This alphabet book discusses several actions that are done with an apple pie (e.g., I jumped for it).

Hopkinson, Deborah
A young girl listens to a story told by her aunt. Her story is about the young girl's great great grandmother and how she used her voice and dedication to fight for her education after the slaves were freed. The story was also tells how a group of singers toured and sang slave songs. They were trying to save their school, but ended up creating a university.

Hoban, Russell
Frances saves money to buy a real china tea pot. Thelma swindles Frances out of her money and buys the tea pot. Frances then tricks Thelma out of the tea pot and they are friends again.

Guarnieri, Paolo
Dreams really do come true for Giotto, a young shepard boy, who is mindless of his chores and duties because of his strong passion and talent for painting. Although he loses a sheep, Giotto's curiosity and persistence lead him to find someone who can unlock the door to his artistic future.

Litchfield, Ada B.
Angela Perkins sturggles to hear others, so her parents take her to the doctor for an examination. She must wear a hearing aid. Her friends think she is special and she enjoys wearing the hearing aid.

Litchfield, Ada B.
Valerie, a young girl, has poor eyesight. She needs to use a cane to walk around. She eventually learns to use the cane and not feel bad about it.

Kroll, Virginia
Kimiko is a young Japanese girl who desperately wants a carp kite to fly on Children's Day. But only boys are allowed to have these kites, and Kimiko questions this rule.

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.

Wildsmith, Brian
The traditional Christmas story is told through the eyes of a young girl and her donkey. They try to find Mary and Joseph and follow their trip to Bethlehelm.

Berenzy, Alix
This is a life lesson concerning love is in the eyes of the beholder. This story show how love turned a common frog into a prince.


Owoo, Ifr
The country of Africa is explored from A to Z. Africa has a rich culture, many customs, and hardworking people that have lasted throughout history.

Oneal, Zibby
During World War I in Europe, a girl named Lisa struggles because she feels that girls also deserve the right to vote. She is determined to prove this to others.

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.

McNeill, Janet
Two boys stop fighting long enough to save a monster from the pond in the park.

Berson, Harold
A mouse lives in fear of the cat. It is not until he sees a picture of a moose that he thinks that when he grows up he will be bigger than the cat. As it happens, the mouse's mother tells him that a mouse is not a moose.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Through the use of photographs, narrations, and an inspiring poem, the history of African Americans in baseball unfolds. The struggles and triumphs they have experienced in the past have helped to establish the sport that we know today.

Ziefert, Harriet
Anna needs a new winter coat, so her mother trades her valuables in order to get Anna a new coat.

Wolff, Patricia
Santa is determined to become a new and improved Santa. He changes his hair, loses weight, and changes his clothing style. The children are not happy with his changes; they want the old Santa back.

Lyon, George Ella
A young boy is hired to be a helping hand with the farm animals during a move. On a train, he tells of his travels from Kentucky to Canada.

Le Guin, Ursula K.
A young boy is taken by trolls and his older sister tries to find him with the help of her magic wooden horse. The red mare comes to life and they rescue her brother from the troll's high mountain.

Zolotow, C.
A small boy describes all the marvelous things he will do for his sister when he is grown up, such as bringing her coral from the bottom of the sea and building her the biggest bridge in the world.

Corey, Dorothy
A baby bear is aftaid of getting a shot. His brother serves as a model so that baby bear is no longer afraid.

Yee, Paul
A young, ambitious boy spends a lot of time with his grandfather learning how to sing and follow in the footsteps of his father who travels with a Chinese opera troupe. Wei, the little boy, loves to go to the opera and watch his father perform hoping one day, he too, will be a star. Through difficult times and financial loss, a young boy comes to the rescue of both his father and his cultural background.

Willard, Nancy
Friendship is very important to this little rabbit who wants to nap with his bear friend. Unfortunately for the rabbit, he learns he cannot rest as long and as peacefully as the bear can. He learns that he is meant to be free doing somersaults downhill in the snow.

Johnson, Angela
One morning, after a night of rain, Minnie and her sister sneak out of the house to join many men and women to march for freedom and equality. When they arrive at the beginning of the march, the girls walk with many others keeping their eyes straight ahead and their feet steady. Despite the criticism and yells from people standing by, the girls continue to march. As the day passes, more people join the march to where Dr. Martin Luther King gives his famous speech about peace, love, and equality for all.

Balian, Lorna
A town finds a baby girl that they decide to adopt. They name the baby Valentine. They think Valentine is a normal little girl, but she grows and grows into a giant. When she's older, no one wants to marry her until one day another giant wanders through town.

Bulla, Robert Clyde
Trees are the biggest growing plants; they come in a variety, and most grow from seeds. The seeds are planted, and stay in the ground throughout winter. They begin to grow during Spring time, and blossom for only a few days. When Autumn comes, the leaves die and fall to the ground, leaving trees bare, then the process repeats itself.

Udry, Janice May
We can appreciate and enjoy a tree in many ways. People can play in trees whereas animals use trees for food and shelter. Would you like to learn how to plant a tree?

Stevenson, James
Every animal living in various villages celebrates Valentine's Day in a different way. All the animals learn how to appreciate the many ways to celebrate this fun holiday.

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.

Adams, Adrienne
A small group of witches prepare for their favorite night of the year, Halloween. The witches become frightened of the children that are dressed up in costumes.

Lindgren, Barbro
Arthur is a lonely man who accidently steps on a worm one day. Arthur adopts the worm and they become good friends.

Seeger, Pete
A little boy and his father are banished from town. The little boy is banished because he plays his ukelele all the time and his father is banished because of his magic and his storytelling about the monster Abiyoyo. When the monster comes to terrorize the town, the boy puts it to sleep with his ukelele music and then his father makes the giant disappear with his magic. They are welcomed back into the town.

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.

Korschunow, Irina
A young dragon comes to stay with Adam for a while and they help each other overcome the problems that make their school days unhappy.

Robins, Joan
Addie is reluctant to befriend her new neighbor Max, expecially after they run into each other when riding bikes. Eventually Addie's mom sets up a luncheon between the two of them. Addie begins to like Max and they become friends.

Girard, Linda Walvoord
Upon learning that she is adopted, Celia experiences feelings of insecurity about her birth-parents. Through openly talking with her parents, Celia learns that she is loved by her birth-parents and her parents, and accepts her feelings about adoption.

De Beer, Hans
Lars, a little polar bear, gets caught in a fish net and gets thrown on board of a ship. He meets a cat, Nemo, and goes to the city. Nemo and his other friends help Lars find his way back to the North Pole.

Williams, Barbara
No one believes that Albert, the turtle, has a toothache, because turtles don't have teeth. His family thinks he wants attention and is being difficult. His grandmother visits and realizes that all Albert needs is for someone to believe him.

Pitts-Walter, Mildred
Alec was a slave who wanted to be free. Ms. Josephine, one of his masters and three years older than him, told Alic if he wanted to be free he needed to learn to read. Ms. Josephine taught him to read and when Alec was old enough he couragously fights in the Civil War and obtained his freedom.

Tudor, Tasha
Alexander the Gander loves heliotrope pansies, so he sneaks away from the pond to get a taste at Mrs. Fillow's garden. He eats some nice young vegetables too. When he gets caught, he takes off running for home. Sylvie, his owner, makes him apologize to Mrs. Fillow, and she forgives him.

Viorst, Judith
Alexander loves his home, friends, and his life the way it is. Faced with a move to another town, Alexander becomes agitated and upset. In time he finds a way to adjust.

Hughes, Shirley
After shopping with his mother, Alfie gets some boots. While splashing in puddles, Alfie discovers he has been wearing the boots on the wrong feet. After correcting the problem, he continues to play.

Stamaty, Mark A.
Alia is the librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq. When the war in Iraq begins to move closer and closer to Basra, Alia makes an important decision and takes huge risks to preserve the historical literaure of her country, as well as many other books in the library. The war progresses and Alia enlists the help of friends to do all they can to move and protect the contents of the library.

Adelson, Leone
Patty is going to school for the first time. All of her outdoor friends want to know why she is so excited so they follow her to school. The animals don't understand many of the activities that she does at school, but Patty enjoys them all very much.

Munsch, Robert
Kristen's mom is having a baby but she accidently makes a wrong turn into the zoo. Her parents make repeated attempts to find their baby until finally Kristen takes a journey to the zoo.

Jenkins, Steve
All living things are related in some way. The reality of human destruction, and its impact on the survival of animals are key components to the extinction of many animals in our environment. As each species disappears, the world as we know it, forever is changed. Will the little bird who visits your morning windowsill be next?

Cole, Brock
Alpha's parents get replaced one day with two of the devils' imps. The imps bring their dirty baby and mess up Alpha's house. When the imps go to sleep, Alpha washes the house and the baby, which upsets the imps, so they bring back her parents and leave.