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Seven spools of thread
Medearis, Angela
Whether working on their family farm or eating dinner, the seven Ashanti brothers always fight amongst themselves to the dismay of their father. However, when their father passed away, the seven Ashanti brothers were tasked with creating gold from seven different color spools of thread. After completing this seemingly impossible task by working together, the brothers taught their community the value of the lessons they learned.

Martha and skits
Meddaugh, Susan
The whole family, including Martha, the talking dog, is excited when Skits arrives. Skits is a young and mischievious dog. As he grows, the family thinks that it is time to give him alphabet soup so he will be able to talk. However, it doesn't have the same effect on Skits as it did on Martha. At first everyone is sad, especially Skits, until they discover his other talents.

Roxaboxen
McLerran, Alice
Roxaboxen is a magical, little place where several friends build their own home and have their own shop on Main Street. Their children grow up but never forget Roxaboxen.

Two admirals
McKee, David
Two admirals disrupt a small town with their contests over who is the most important.

All around the town
McGinley, Phyllis
Each letter from A to Z is described with a rhyme about something children see in the city.

Crossing the new bridge
McCully, Emily Arnold
A village's bridge is destroyed so the villagers have no way to leave the village. They find a family of bridge builders to make a new one. Once the bridge is finished, everyone is happy again.

Lentil
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.

The cherry tree
McCaughrean, Geraldine
A family tries to recuperate after a war in which they lose their father and their home. The children meet and help an old man take care of a sickly cherry tree. As the tree grows and begins to blossom, so does the village and its people.

Molasses man
May, Kathy L.
A young boy and his family make molasses every summer. This summer the sourghum turns into a recipe that the boy's Grandfather has perfected. The boy spends his summer days helping his family make molasses and playing outside during the cooking process. While some molasses is cooling, Mama and her sisters pour it into glass jars and set up a stand near the road for passers-by.

Matunje and the wooden spoon
Mashiri, Pascal
During a time of famine, Matunje goes looking for food. He finds mangoes which fall into the water and are carried out to sea. Matunje follows and is led to the sea king who gives him a magical wooden spoon to feed his country.

Why rabbit doesn't lie
Mashiri, Pascal
While every animal of the forest is planning for next year's harvest, Rabbit decides to grow money. He lies to the chief and keeps the money for himself. Eventually the chief grows angry with Rabbit and demands the money Rabbit was supposed to grow. Rabbit deceives everyone in order to get out of his lie and he vows to never lie again.

The village in the valley of darkness
Mashiri, Pascal
I want to see my people in the village. It is no fun to search alone. At last, I can see the light.οΎ” During my travel, a dog at my side with brother and I. People in the village are thankful and at peace!

Foolish rabbit's big mistake
Martin, Rafe
A silly rabbit thinks he hears the earth breaking up. He gathers all the animals. A lion comes along and shows the rabbit that the noise he thought was the earth was really an apple falling out of a tree.

Down dairy farm road
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.

Who'll mind henry?
Mallett, Anne
When Henry's mother and brother do their errands, they need someone to take care of him. He is passed from person to person and is cared for by everyone!

The remarkable plant in apartment 4
Maestro, Giulio
Michael buys a plant from a man who says it will grow overnight. Amazingly, it does and takes up the whole apartment building. At first the neighbors do not like the plant, but eventually they come to enjoy their new life.

One million men and me
Lyons, Kelly Starling
A young high school girl goes with her father to a march on the United States capitol during a civil rights gathering. She is surrounded by "one million men" and she experiences pride as she and her father witness history in Washington, D.C.

You and me and home sweet home
Lyon, George Ella
A young girl helps her family build a new home. The family celebrates the new milestone by sharing a meal together. The family then adjusts to the new house together.

Scornful simkin
Lorenz, Lee
A cheap miller steals wheat from people as they bring it to him. So two lads from Cambridge University set out to fool the miller.

A weekend in the country
Lorenz, Lee
A bunch of farm animals take a weekend trip form the city to the country to learn about country life.

The feathered ogre
Lorenz, Lee
A terrible ogre comes to live at the edge of a peaceful kingdom. When he kidnaps the princess, a small piper volunteers to rescue her. In his efforts to do so, many secrets of the town are revealed and several spells are broken, allowing the people to live happily ever after.

The giant jam sandwich
Lord, John Vernon//Burroway, Janet
When 4 million wasps suddenly descend upon the town of Itching Down, the villagers decide something must be done. They set out to make a mountain sized loaf of bread for a jam sandwich that will hopefully capture the buzzing insects.

Sister Anne's hands
Lorbiecki, Mary Beth
Anna begins her second year of school in the early '60's. Her new teacher, Sister Anne, is different from other teachers because she has a different skin color. She inspires students all around her and overcomes challenges. Students learn what respect and tolerance are, and everyone learns from one another.

In the diner
Loomis, Christine
The diner is a busy place. Waiters run around, busboys set the tables, and chefs prepare the food. Bacon sizzles, coffee brews, bagels toast, burgers broil, and many other things happen in the busy diner.

The land of gray wolf
Locker, Thomas
Running Deer, a young Native American boy, helps fight the white settlers from taking over their native land. The white men kill many members of the tribe and take Running Deer and others to a reservation.

Freedom school, yes!
Littlesugar, Amy
Jolie shows courage in her community by protecting the school that will educate her and others. Jolie is afraid others will burn down the school. Jolie never gives up hope, and learns about famous African Americans who were brave and made a difference in their community, just like Jolie.

Geraldine, the music mouse
Lionni, Leo
Geraldine the mouse finds a large chunk of cheese. She gnaws the cheese into a statue that plays music. She then learns that she has music in her too.

Mr. mcmouse
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.

Christmas in noisy village
Lindgren, Astrid//Wickland, Ilon
Noisy Village is rich with traditions for children. Noisy Village is a fun, happy, and busy place during Christmas.

Springtime in a noisy village
Lindgren, Astrid
Some children live in a little, simple village. They all play together and resolve any little conflicts. They watch out for one another.

Our nest
Lindbergh, Reeve
When you get into your bed at night, there are many other creatures also getting into their beds called nests. Enjoy learning about the world we all share.

The boy who would be a hero
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.

The moonbow of mr. b. bones
Lewis, J. Patrick
Mr. Bones is a peddler who sells all sorts of things,including sundrops and moonbows. The towns people always trust his products. One day, a boy tries to expose his wares as nonsense, but the boy is proved wrong.

The storytellers
Lewin, Ted
Abdul and his grandfather travel the streets of Fez, Morocco on the way to work. After passing merchants, carpenters and other citizens hard at work, grandfather spreads out a carpet to begin his job, telling stories to a crowd.

Booby hatch
Lewin, Betsy
Pepe hatches from his egg to enter the world of the blue-footed boobies. Pepe learns the ways of life on the island as he grows up. One day Pepe meets Tina and they dance, showing off their bright blue feet. Soon Pepe and Tina will be awaiting the arrival of a little blue-footed boobie of their own.

Something queer is going on
Levy, Elizabeth
Jill's dog Fletcher is not on the front steps when Jill arrives home from school, so Jill and her friend Gwen search the neighborhood for Fletcher. They believe Mr. Fernbach has Fletcher and convince Jill's mother to follow Mr. Fernbach to his studios. Fletcher is found in the studios where he is being used in a dog food commercial.

Nobody stole the pie
Levitin, Sonia
In the town of Little Digby, there is a Lollyberry tree that grows delicious berries. Each year, they have a festival and eat a big lollyberry pie. Everyone takes a little piece throughout the day and think nothing of it. By the time of celebration, there is only one piece left for the mayor. Nobody admits to stealing the pie, but the mayor knows everybody stole the pie.

Pearl moscowitz's last stand
Levine, Arthur A.
Pearl Moscowite has seen many changes on Gingko Street, but cutting down the last gingko tree was too much. Pearl decides that the last tree is going to stay so she takes action to ensure that the electric company will not cut it down.

Bayberry bluff
Lent, Blair
Bayberry Bluff starts out as a summer tenting island but some of the campers wish to extend their visit. The campers stay and the little island becomes a small village with houses instead of tents.

Molasses flood
Lent, Blair
Charley loves molasses!One day the tank of molasses explodes and covers all the streets of Boston. His family stocks up on molasses and eats it all the time. Charley finally becomes sick of eating molasses.

The little auto
Lenski, Lois
Mr.Small maintains a little auto and goes for a drive. His drive starts in the country and continues through a town. After many adventures in his auto. Mr. Small returns to his garage.

The great trash bash
Leedy, Loreen
Something is wrong in the town of Beaston. Mayor Hippo and the animals in the town work together to find the problem. There is too much trash in the city. The animals work together to clean up their town and star recycling.

The great trash bash
Leedy, Loreen
The mayor of Beaston tries to find out what is wrong with his city. He discovers that there is too much litter and trash. The community gets together and figures out ways to solve the problem.

Eyes of the dragon
Leaf, Margaret
A young boy is growing up in a rural village in China. An artist paints a dragon without eyes on the wall of a village. When the town insist he puts eyes on the dragon, amazing events occur.

Fire and stone
Le Guin, Ursula K.
A dragon terrorizes a city. Min and Polo discover what the dragon wants and saves their city in the process.

Over the shop
Lawson, Jon Arno
A little girl and her grandparent show the apartment over their store to a couple looking for a fixer-upper place to stay. Little by little the place and the neighborhood take on a fresh new life and love (A Wordless Book).

Which witch?
Lasson, Robert
A rich witch changes a town into ice cream and then blows herself up. There are several rhymes throughout this book such as A witch with an itch falls in a ditch.

I like your buttons!
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.

Don't forget
Lakin, Patricia
Sarah shares secrets with her neighbors, the Singers, who are Holocaust survivors. She talks with them while out shopping for ingredients for her mother's birthday cake. An orange, cake flour, baking powder, sugar, and eggs are part of the birthday surprise.

City dog
Kuskin, Karla
A city dog goes to the country and experiences the sun, trees, and fields. The city dog runs, barks, and realizes the differences between the city and country.