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Disalvo, Dyanne
Andy's family lives in a small, cramped apartment, and his parents work long hours to support the family. He never thought that they would ever live in an actual house, but one day they find a flyer saying You too can own a home. The organization buys empty houses and allows families to fix-up houses and then other people will help fix up a house for them. Andy's family is so excited as they help clean, paint, put down hard wood flooring, and pass out lemonade. At the end of the year, they find out that the next house to be built will be theirs!

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.

Bider, Djemma
Anayida falls asleep and dreams of baking baklava. When she buys the honey, she drops some of it on the sidewalk. A bee lands on the honey and a cat chases the bee. A dog chases the cat and they all run through the town. The whole town is turned upside down because of one drop of honey.

Dotlich, Rebecca K.
There are so many families who do different things. Different families eat different foods, enjoy different activities, speak different languages, and live in different dwellings. There is always a family that is just right for you.

Gunthorp, Karen
Davy the mouse is curious to see what lies beyond his area of the forest. One day he leaves and what an adventure he has when he goes to the city and thinks he is in a forest of boxes.

Brown, Margaret Wise
In the winter, it is too cold for the animals to be outside but the barn is warm. All the horses, cattle, mice, birds, and cats stay there together to keep away from the cold. Even though there are a lot of animals in the barn, they all get along and help to keep each other warm.

Minarik, Else Holmelund
Little Bear draws grandma a picture and sends it with Hen. Grandma is pleased with the picture and sends Little Bear a kiss in return through Hen, who passes it on to a friend. Eventually, the kiss reaches two skunks who decide to get married.

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.

Florian, Douglas
What is bigger than a pig?A variety of comparisons are expressed through poetic lyrics and illustrations, all of which are bigger than a pig.

Schuch, Steve
A young girl named Glashka has the gift of hearing whale songs in her dreams. Upon discovering thousands of trapped blue whales in a freezing channel, it is up to Glashka and her small community to save them.

Onyefulu, Ifeoma
When Adaora's cousin promises to find a triangle for her, he does'nt realize just how difficult the task might be. As they search through their village, the cousins encounter a variety of other shapes - heart-shaped leaves, circular elephant drums, crescent-shaped plantains - everything but the shape they seek. Just when the children are too tired to look anymore, they find a perfect triangle...and a great surprise to go along with it!

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

Delton, Judy
A girl and her father go out in the snow together. They see many of the normal sights, but they look different at night covered with snow. They stop at a local cafe to get hot chocolate before bundling up their coats and walking home.

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

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.

Kroll, Virginia
At lunchtime Daddy and Jesse play their favorite game: a question and answer game about people who live in Africa and the ways in which they are connected to Jesse.

Tryon, Leslie
Pleasantville is the place where the games take place on Old Field. Every spring two teams meet to play baseball. The ball is thrown, caught, hit, and pitched. In the end, one team wins and the other team loses.

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.

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

Johnson, Angela
A young girl wakes up on what she believes to be a normal day, working with her family to complete the daily tasks of her work as a slave. Then, everyone is told that slavery has been abolished and that now they are finally free people. The young girl celebrates with her family and community, excited by the prospects of what their future, independent life will bring.

Gustafson, Scott
Otter has a housewarming party and invites twenty-six friends to create a potluck soup. Each animal and a food represents a letter from the alphabet. For example, N-Newt was a nearby neighbor, who brought a net full of ninety-nine noodles.

Rylant, Cynthia
Solomon Singer, alone and lonely, wanders the streets of New York City dreaming of things he will never have. He dreams of a fireplace, porch swing, a purple wall, a cat, and his boyhood home in Indiana. One night he wanders into a small restaurant where he reads on the menu that this is the place where all dreams come true.

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

Polacco, Patricia
Appelemando's dreams color the town. The adults do not appreciate the significance of his dreams until he uses his power to save the children.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Sam searches for the blind harmonica player in his apartment complex. They eventually get acquainted and take a walk together through the neighborhood.

Hartman, Gail
The eagle has its favorite place to go, just like the rabbit, crow, horse, and seagull. All the animals do different things during their daily routines, but live in harmony under the same sky.

Musgrove, Margaret
Explains some traditions and customs of twenty-six African tribes beginning with the letters from A to Z.

Isadora, Rachel
A little boy and the children in a poor South African village, sing and expect the arrival of their fathers who work in the mines. They sing, dance, make instruments, and sit in the dark until their fathers finally arrive.

Sanders, Scott Russell
New settlers in Ohio get stuck in a rain storm. Villagers come to take the new settlers to their land.

Brunhoff, Jean de
Babar, now king, decides to build a beautiful city. With the help of a teacher, he is able to bring things back from his honeymoon to build the city with. All the elephants make the city and the rest of the animals are confused by all the commotion.

Polacco, Patricia
Because the villagers are afraid of her, the legendary Baba Yaga disguises herself so she can become a loving grandmother.

Allsburg, Chris Van
The small town of Riverbend is under siege by omnipresent forces in this wonderful tale.

Berson, Harold
People in a town in France want to try to bring the moon closer by hooking it to a church steeple so they can always look at it. No matter how hard they try, they do not succeed.

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.

Neale, Richard
Bertie the ghost wants a new place to live and new friends. He crosses through each page of the story then arrives at an old farmhouse and finds friends and a home.

Wilson, S.
Tildy sets sail over Spooner Bay, being warned to beware of the dragons. When she encounters the dragons, she finds them friendly, and realizes that they only want to play. She decides to teach the town about the friendly dragons.

Herman, Debbie // Koffsky, Ann D.
Almost 400 years ago, pilgrims traveled to North America. They met and befriended the Indians of the area. The different cultures came together to prepare a harvest and a celebration. This celebration became known as Thanksgiving.

Crunk, Tony
Billy Boyd's grandmother is the best according to the neighborhood kids. She allows them to use their imaginations when she works and plays with them. Their journey to the ice cream shop is full of neighborhood excitement, but the trip back home is the most important part.

Schlossberg, Stephen
Ray pretends that his reliable red tricycle is a big red truck, and he wants to see the wide open country. Along his way, he has to pay for things like lunch at a restaurant, a tow truck for his wrecked truck, and a speeding ticket. Because he has no money, Ray has to do jobs like wash dishes, mow the grass, and pull weeds to pay for these predicaments. Coincidentally, these jobs are exactly the same as the chores his parents want him to do.

Horowitz, Ruth
Leo and his brother love their two giant pet cockroaches given to them by their mother. After the two cockroaches have babies, the boys try many different solutions to try to get rid of them. They finally find a solution after they receive help from their mom and local library.

Roth, Susan L.
The biggest frog in Australia just woke up, and he is very thirsty!After he drinks all the water in the ground and the sky, there isn't any left for the other animals. The other animals now have to come up with a plan to get the water out of the frog!

Barnett, Mac
When Billy Twitters doesn't brush his teeth or finish his peas, his mother says we are going to buy you a whale. This does not worry Billy, because he knows how large blue whales are and he couldn't possibly have one delivered. To his surprise, one morning there is a blue whale sitting outside his house, and it is his responsibility. The whale causes problems at school because Billy's classmates pick him at gym. And it just gets worse: his parents give him the owner's manual for the whale. While feeding him, Billy realizes that when he's inside the whale, nobody's laughing and nobody's telling him what to do...so he decides to make himself at home!

Steptoe, John
A little girl's family moves to Africa from America because of racism. The little girl's birthday is celebrated by the whole town.

Myers, Christopher
Black cat creeps through the city streets looking for a home. He encounters many things on his journey including chain-link fences, children playing and jeeps passing in the streets. Observe the sights and sounds of the city while discovering where black cat calls home.

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.

Kroll, Steven
Llewellyn, the cat, earns the villager's respect when he challenges the ghost of Martin Grimes on Halloween night.

Ipcar, Dahlov
A family of bugs go about their everyday life working, shopping, and having fun. They encounter worms, lightening bugs, butterflies, and other insects throughout the day.

Cooper, Elisha
An empty lot is transformed by an architect, surveyors, and workers of all kinds. Big construction equipment moves earth and trucks deliver materials throughout the building process. The building stands between two other buildings not far from downtown. It stands empty now, waiting to be filled with people.

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.

Ringgold, Faith
Cassie, a young African American girl living in New York City, shares a few of her favorite things. She labels many things and gives words to the things she treasures most.