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Brown, Marcia
Three hungry soldiers walk down the road. They stop at several houses to ask for food, but nobody has any extra to share. One of the soldiers tricks the townspeople and says he can make stone soup. By the time the soup is finished, all of the townspeople contribute some type of food to the soup.

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.

Jackson, Jean
A loving, but hungry easy chair follows Mrs. Piccolo to the grocery store to purchase some cheese puffs. A few obstacles attempt to stop the chair from purchasing the cheese puffs, so the chair decides to swallow people to accomplish its task. Will the people from the chair ever get out?

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur
There is no pizza in May's town until Mrs. Pelligrino comes to visit and teaches them how to make delicious food.

Dragonwagon, Crescent
On a hot summer day in the Ozarks, the itch begins. It's an itch epidemic and no one can escape it. Finally, without even discussing it, the whole town shows up at King Creek for a social picnic full of cold, itch-freeing water.

Quackenbush, Robert
Piet and his friends go around their town to find clues to solve the problem of the mysterious gum-chewer!

Brisson, Pat
A father and his daughter plant a garden every year, and every year she hears the story of how the ritual started. When her father was ten, he and some friends destroyed a neighbor's garden. In the father's guilt, he makes amends with the neighbor and gains a friend.

Moser, Barry
Yoder is a lost soldier trying to find his way home. He runs into an old man who makes him rich, and he also gets the old man's magic tinderbox. Yoder, still lost, continues into a town. He stays in this town because he wants to marry the princess. The tinderbox ends up saving his life and helps him accomplish his goal.

Salt, Jane//Hawksley, Gereard
A baby has many new things to see and touch at the supermarket. At home, it is time to unload the groceries and make dinner.

Yolen, Jane
Boston needs water, so the Swift River is damned. Sally Jane's town is flooded so she rows out onto the lake and finds it hard to remember what her town looked like when she was young.

Kalman, Maira
Do you want to be a writer, an architect, a barber, a fireman, a photographer, an astronomer, a doctor, a doorman, a musician, or a short-order cook when you grow up?Someday you will know just what you want to be.

Delessert, Etienne
Acrobats and musicians appear out of nowhere and perform on the front steps of a town hall. The show takes place in a small New England village. Those who see them perform never forget who they are.

Egan, Tim
Chestnut Cove is a town of strange events, but caring and helpful townspeople. That all changes when King Milford decrees that the one who can grow the largest watermelon will inherit the kingdom. Pretty soon, everyone becomes too greedy to even talk to one another, and it takes a big event to get them back to normal.

Thomas, Joyce Carol
Moving across country must have been very hard. Pioneers often picked up their belongings and moved on toward a common goal: starting a new life!

Anno, Mitsumasa
Daily activities in a countryside village are shown through the numbers 0 through 12

Waldron, Jan L.
John Pig was afraid of Halloween and did not go trick-or-treating with his friends. But then, just when he was feeling scared and alone, a witch and a cat bring Halloween to him. They have a party and make lots of treats. John learns that Halloween is a fun holiday.

Wahl, Jan
When a tiger in the village causes trouble, Azad and his father are sent out to search for it. When Azad comes face to face with the tiger, it changes his outlook on hunting.

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.

Brown, Margaret Wise
A band gathers on a trail, then go into a town to play for people. When they are finished, they slowly go their separate ways.

Herold, Maggie Rugg
A snowstorm adds to the wonder and excitement of this very important day during which 219 people become U.S. citizens.

Purdy, Carol
Mrs. Merriwether gives piano lessons to neighborhood children. Their ordinary lives are transformed when a cat joins the piano lessons and helps keep the beat of the music. The cat even brings her three kittens to the lessons.

Walker, Alice
Johnny loses his green stone because of his mean behavior. The entire community helps him look for it, but he finally realizes that he, alone, can find it.

Forest, Heather
Jan Van Amsterdam is a well known baker. People travel from all over to buy his goods. When he begins to get greedy, he starts to use less ingredients in his cookies. When a woman asks for a bakers dozen, he only gives her 12 She puts a curse on him and his baked goods. When he finally realizes that a bakers dozen is 13, the curse is broken.

Moss, Marissa
Mabel's parents own a diner where she helps every morning before school. Mabel introduces all the patrons of the diner, then explains what she and her friend do after school.

Tamar, Erika
A multicultural community works together to clear out an empty lot and turn it into a garden. Marisol plants a sunflower seed in the garden, and watches how it grows and changes through the seasons, contributing to The Garden of Happiness.

Phillips, Mildred
A small Jewish community is very trusting of a stranger who rents out half of Mendel's shop. But when the man returns to town with two policemen, will Mendel be charged with stealing?This closeknit community works together

Wisniewski, David
A young boy must face repentance for disrespecting a god. The fate of the town lies in the young man's hands.

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.

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.

Davol, Margueritte W.
Sui-Jen, the dragon, is awakened and begins to destroy everything. Mi Fei is the only person brave and wise enough to put the dragon back to sleep. Mi Fei needs courage, heroism, and wisdom to save his village from the dragon.

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.

Hoguet, Susan Ramsay
The life of Solomon Grundy is described from birth to death. He was born on Monday and died on Sunday.

Robbins, Ken
A drive through the city and country is depicted through wonderful pictures as seen from the backseat of a car.

Moore, Shiela
Samson Svenson is a homely, lonely man. When he finds a small duck egg, he is surprised that it offers him both a small feathered friend and a new love, Kristin Kavversdatten.

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

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.

Ungerer, Tom
Madam Bodot was given a pet snake for her birthday and she named it Crictor. She treated Crictor like her child. She fed him and took him everywhere with her. Crictor becomes the heroic snake of the town when he saves Madam Bodot.

Kroll, Steven
Two mice fall in love with the same pumpkin and each one waters it, fertilizes it, and protects it from the frost. The pumpkin grows into the biggest pumpkin ever, wins the town contest, and is made into a jack-o-lantern that can be seen for miles.

Moss, Thylias
This young girl is asked, What do you want to be? She spends all day going around her town imagining all the things she wants to be. Finally, she figures it out. She wants to do everything.


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.

Quackenbush, Robert
Mr. Snow Bunting opens a bow shop that is only open from March to November. The whole town is so curious about the way he wraps presents that they set out to find what the secret is -- especially Mr. Dog.

Wahl, Jan
Farmer Puckle owns a rooster who crows constantly. They try everything to get him to stop and finally discover a treasure to solve the problem.

Watts, Mabel
Mr. Hobbs is the town photographer who does well in his business until the town plans to start having activity weeks. The townspeople get so busy with each new activity that they don't pay much attention to Mr. Hobbs, until Take-A-Picture Week comes along.

Gibbons, Gail
Everyone goes to Marge's Diner because it is open 24 hours a day. Marge feeds all kinds of people: truck drivers, families, travelers, school kids, businessmen, and telephone company workers. Everyone is friendly at the diner, and it is a big meeting place for friends.

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.

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

Wisniewski, David
Two sons of the emperor are in competition for the throne. One is a warrior who only thinks of himself, and the other is the wiseman who helps others. The wiseman ends up saving the kingdom and taking the throne.

Van Allsburg, Chris
The ants discover a delicious crystal and head out at dark to retrieve some more. Two ants liked these crystals so much that they stay and fall asleep. They awake to a horrible danger and are finally rescued by the returning ants.

Crew, Gary
Two friends, Bubba and Spike, go for a swim in the Preson Water Tower. Bubba's clothes are blown away so Spike has to go get some more clothes, leaving Bubba alone. The water tower seems to hold some power over the whole town, so what will happen when Bubba is left alone to face the tower?