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| by McClintock, Barbara

Danielle loves to draw and use her imagination. While her father photographs real things, she spends her time drawing flying fish and dogs with human heads. One day her father becomes ill, and Danielle has to find a way to help her father get well and raise enough money for them to survive. She finds a way by doing what she loves, drawing.

| by Turner, Ann

Herons, ducks, geese, and raccoons all live together in a marsh by the sea. Soon people move into the land of the animals. The animals leave the areas inhabited by people to find some peace and quiet far away.

| by Takeshita, Fumiko

Describes a day in the park from a park bench's perspective. Written in English and Japanese.

| by Stanley, Diane

Cleo and Lucy are great friends who live in the country. Mrs. Snickers, who came from the city, moves into the mansion next door and Cleo is enchanted by her elegance.

| by Paek, Min

A little girl named Aekyung has trouble adjusting to America, because it is so different from Korea. She doesn't like to go to school because her classmates make fun of her. Eventually she begins to feel more comfortable and accepted.

| by Dorros, Arthur

Rosalba and her grandmother go for an adventure. They fly from New York to la Isla. They fly over la Isla stopping to visit all of grandmother's favorite spots from her childhood. Some things have changed but not everything has.

| by Bunting, Eve

A young Sioux is taught the way of life by his father. The young boy is too young to do many things, but one day he will be able to do what he is taught. When the seasons change, he makes another notch in his moonstick.

| by Eldridge, M.E.

A garden goes through many changes during the different months of the year. The garden has a wide variety of plants and wildlife native to England.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young girl is sad that she has to move from her house. She must leave her friends, her school, and all of her favorite things, like playing baseball and running in the fields with her dog. She soon makes new friends, though, and learns her new apartment is not much different from her old neighborhood and begins to like it.

| by Weisman, Joan

Lottie moves from her Indian Pueblo village to the city. She misses her Pueblo life until she meets an old woman with whom she shares old Pueblo stories. A new friendship is made when they share their stories.

| by Davies, Sally J.K.

A little boy is having problems adjusting to his new home. He compares his new school to his old school which makes him feel sad and frustrated. The boy decides to go ice skating with other kids even though he isn't invited. He helps to solve a problem when the ice isn't safe.

| by Turner, Ann

Sarah cannot fall asleep because she is worried about what her life will be like when her family moves to their new house. Sarah's mother comes to her room to comfort and reassure her.

| by Siebert, Diane

One of the Sierra Nevada Mountains speaks of all the life that she supports and the beauty of her fellow mountains.

| by Stevenson, Eric

Tony sees Mr. Morton everyday at the Toll Booth. When he comes the next year, Mr. Morton is not there. He searches for him and finds him as a crossing guard.

| by Felt, Sue

Woodrow was always a very ill-behaved boy. When he started kindergarten, he realized he had no friends from whom to receive Valentine's cards, so he changed his behavior and everyone liked him.

| by McMillan, Bruce

Math is fun and in this case -- delicious!As each child displays the number of jelly beans, coins are also displayed to show the correct and equal amount of money.

| by Chetwin, Grace

Mr. Cox works days and Mr. Box works nights. They both rent a room at Mrs. Bouncer's boarding house - the same room!She changes the room every morning and every night so no one will know. Her plan works great until they both propose to her.

| by Tuyet, Tran Khanh

Hien is a young Vietnamese girl who lives in a bombed village. She must cope with the deaths of her mother and grandmother, and is flown to the United States to have a special operation on her injured throat. She meets two nice Americans who give her a weaving loom and becomes known as the Little Weaver of Thai-Yen village.

| by Delton, Judy

A six-year-old's mother loses her job. As she watches how upset her mother is, she wonders if life will ever be the same again.

| by Lasky, Katheryn

Elzibah Swan decides to take up swimming at the age of seventy-five. She shares her new hobby with her grandchildren.
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