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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.

Yolen, Jane
A young girl goes owling with her father. She has waited a long time for this privilege, and though it is a difficult outing, she is thrilled about it.

Gregory, Nan
A developmentally challenged girl named Cindy finds love and companionship in a puppy she names Smudge. However, the home where Cindy lives does not allow pets, so the puppy is taken away. With the help of her friends at Hospice, a perfect solution is thought of so that Smudge is taken care of and everyone can benefit from his companionship.

Herzig, Alison Cragin
Great-Great Uncle Thaddeus always gives unique birthday presents to his nephew. This year Uncle Thaddeus gives him best present ever. The present is a book about all the birthdays they have shared together. Their relationship grows stronger as they grow older.

Jacobs, Leland
A different letter is shown for each girl. Girls are shown doing many special activities.

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.

Vander Zee, Ruth
After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

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?

Schlein, Miriam
How do you say hello or greet someone? Learn how some animals say hello to one another including lions, polar bears, wolves, monkeys, beavers, zebras, penguins, and elephants. Some animals say hello by nuzzling, some touch hands or hug, and some kiss.

Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp
George Washington shows his leadership skills by leading the United States Army to victory to gain their independence. Although George is nervous and reluctant, he accepts the challenge to become the first President of the United States of America.

Peterson, Hans
Tom and Tabby are two cats that are best friends.

Grahame, Kenneth
Little animals have differing opinions on exploration of nature. They cannot come to one consensus, so they all go off and do their own thing.

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.

Arnosky, Jim
A bear wakes up in autumn to get food and eventually hibernate. The big bear scares all the other animals.

Pomerantz, Charlotte
After a bird learns how to fly, he goes from nest to nest trying to encourage other birds to fly.

Demi.
Children try to identify a certain animal within a larger sea picture.

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.

Coerr, Eleanor
Ariel almost causes her famous mother to lose a balloon race and then helps her to win.

Hoban, Julia
It is a windy fall day in the park. Amy plays on the swings and flies a kite.

Johnston, Tony
At midnight, Nicholas Greebe dies. The following day he is buried by his family. However, a small dog digs around his grave and runs off with one of Nicholas Greebe's bones!This upsets Nicholas. His ghost decides to haunt his family until the missing bone is returned.

Buscaglia, Leo
With few words, this story describes all the aspects of humanity in a child's vocabulary.

Hest, Amy
Stella, a young girl, saved nickels for weeks to buy a ring. Eventually, she gives it all away so she can help a girl come to the United States from Germany during WWII.

Monjo, F.N.
Tom misbehaves in church and is sent home early. He goes to play in the barn and discovers runaway slaves. He and his father help them escape and Tom learns all about freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Galdone, Paul
Jack's house is a lot more than just his house. Many animals and people have a connection to this seemingly simple house.

Farber, Norma
While a turtle is crossing the Boston Common, he sees a man with many animals. All of these uncommon animals are in alphabetical order.

Heine, Helme
Katie shows Auntie Dumpling, Uncle Plod, and Mr. Brian how to have an interesting and unique holiday.

San Souci, Robert
Family is defined differently when Tarzan is raised by a group of apes. Tarzan grows into a curious being. Confused by what he knows and what he is finding out, his confusion builds to power as he rules the apes. Can he forget his past to pursue his future?

Bunting, Eve
Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

Yolen, Jane
King Long Shanks is known for his fine, long and strong legs and he is quite proud of them. One day two tailors arrive at the palace promising they can make an outfit to show off his legs!The outfit also promises to be a true test of loyalty for the people of the kingdom.

Stadler, John
Mrs. Calamari moves into a new apartment and the landlord tells her No cats allowed! Mrs. Calamari is not about to put her cats out on the street, she'll have to think of something. Mrs. Calamari and her cats become friends to the landlord and he accepts them.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
A man and his wife set off in their wagon to go to the market. On the way there the husband is very rude and impatient to everyone he comes across on the trip. During the trip, the man's wife tells her husband how much she would love to have some strawberries from the market but he tells her to stop complaining. At the market, the husband exchanges his fish for flour and his wife is very upset and doesn't talk to him on the way home. The next trip to market, the husband is friendly to everyone he meets and buys a big basket of strawberries for his wife. He thinks everyone else has changed, not himself.

Newberry, Clare Turlay
A cat is used to being the center of attention. He must learn to share his home with a rabbit. The two learn they have a lot in common and become great friends.

Seuss, Dr.
Horton the elephant vows to protect a little town that is on a speck of dust. None of the other animals believe that it is possible for people to exist that small, so the town people all band together and yell to prove that they do exist. The smallest one of all makes all the difference and the animals can hear them.

Miller, Edna
A little mouse finds a jack-o-lantern in the woods and gives it a home. It protects him from predators and the cold air.

McCloskey, Robert
Lentil wanted to sing but was not very good. So he learned to play the harmonica and practiced until he was great. He saved the town when the band could not play, but he could.

Grant, Joan Marshall
A hippopotamus falls in love with an Egyptian princess. He finds a magician who turns him into a statue. The princess discovers the statue and there is a surprise ending.

Lionni, Leo
Tico, a bird, is born without wings. When he receives a golden pair of wings after wishing for them, he is not accepted by the other birds. After he gives his golden feathers away, he is accepted by his fellow birds.

Yorinks, A.
Irv Irving is not happy with his life. He wants fame and fortune. One day, Irv loses his identity and everyone mistakes him for someone else. After he finally retrieves his identity, he realizes what he has and becomes content.

Lester, Helen
Tacky is a penguin who is unlike the other penguins. One day hunters come looking for penguins, but Tacky stands up to them and scares them away.

Rosenberg, Liz
Patrick Edward's mother is known as a monster all over town. One day, Patrick's mother sends him out to get strawberries. On his way home, three bullies steal the strawberries. Monster Mama is so upset that she teaches the boys a lesson, and they think of her as Cool.

Sandin, Joan
Carl Erik and his family arrive in America off of an immigrant boat from Sweden. They have an adventurous, yet hard, journey westward to Minnesota.

Mack, Bruce
Jesse always likes to wrap himself up and try on his mother's old dresses. He has a dream skirt which his mother helped him make. When he wears it to school, all the children have something to say.

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.

Mills, Lauren
Minna wants to go to school but she has no coat. Her mother and friends make her a coat out of clothing scraps. Minna wears it to school and the kids make fun of her until she tells them the stories behind each of the clothing scraps.

Williams, Jay
By believing in an old, fat man who is really a dragon, Han, the road sweeper, saves the city of Wu. By being generous to the dragon, the attacking wild horsemen from the North leave Wu.

Pinkney, Gloria Jean
Ernestine travels from the city to visit her birthplace in North Carolina. She stays with her aunt, uncle and cousin Jack. Jack thinks she has become citified. She tries to convince Jack that she is not a city girl and can adjust to life on a farm.

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.

Gorey, Edward
A guest becomes unwelcome in his hosts' home by doing silly and strange things. The hosts learn to accept him and to enjoy their company.

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.

Nixon, Joan Lowery
A girl named Shirley is independent and very active while growing up. She meets Claude on their way out West to pan for gold. The two become quick friends and at the end decide to get married.