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McCully, Emily Arnold
The youngest mouse in a big family finds it very hard to adjust to the new baby. She was used to being the center of attention and now has competition. If she shows the adults that she is still a baby, she thinks she will get more attention. It backfires, but the baby pays attention to her.

Komoda, Beverly
Simon, the cat, prepares soup for dinner for his monkey friends, but he keeps getting interrupted during his preparations.

Slate, Joseph
Lula cat moves to a new place and misses her old friends. While trying to get back to her friends, she discovers she has made new friends.

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur
Julian, a high-spirited farm dog, makes life very uncomfortable for the house cat, Victoria, until he helps save her lost kitten.

Stevenson, James
Mr. Hacker decides to leave his home in the city for a country house. At first he is lonely, but eventually he becomes friends with a cat he calls Ellis, and a dog he names Jarvis.

McClintock, Barbara
A cat falls in love and escapes her old life. She marries, but soon the marriage falls apart. Her husband falls in love with another cat. She leaves him, writes a book which makes her famous, and is courted by her former husband's lawyer.

Babbitt, Natalie
Nellie is a cat marionette, and she belongs to an old woman. When the old woman dies, she becomes friends with Big Tom, a real cat. Big Tom takes her out of the house and into a new home.

Simmonds, Posy
The night that Sophie and Nick bury their beloved cat, they find all of his cat friends outside. They find out their cat was famous and the other cats wanted to have a party to say goodbye.

Marzollo, Jean
The cat family is getting along great, playing games and building things. Suddenly everything goes wrong and everyone is mad at each other. Finally, they work it out and all is well again.

Malone, Nola Langner
Dusty, a cat, and a little girl form a friendship. Dusty grows up and soon must leave. The girl tries to cope with her loss.

Foreman, Michael
Cat and Canary play every day when their master leaves. When they play on a roof, the Cat gets tangled in a kite and blows away. Canary and his friends fly Cat back to safety.


Duvoisin, Roger
Petunia is a goose who eats everyone else's food and never touches her own because she thinks the other food is better. Petunia decides to go up a windy hill to get the better grass, but others warn her not to because of wild animals. After escaping from the wild animals, she realizes that her grass is just as good.

Paul, Jan S.
Hortense Hen finds her nest empty, so she gets the barnyard animals to help her look for the missing eggs.

Murphy, Jill
Mr. Bear, Mrs. Bear, and Baby Bear were all tired so they went to bed. Mr. Bear could not fall asleep, so he tried sleeping in many different places. Everywhere he went there were noises that bothered him.

Schoenherr, John
A young bear wakes one morning to find that his mother is gone. He goes through many adventures trying to find her and learns to live on his own.

Sheldon, Dyan
Brenda loses her teddy bear, Pete, on a bus. She thinks he's gone forever, but soon starts to receive postcards from him. Pete is traveling all over the world and having many adventures. He soon realizes he misses Brenda too much and returns home.

Steig, William
Caleb and Kate get into an argument, so Caleb leaves to go for a long walk in the woods where he meets a witch who puts a spell on him to changes him into a dog. In the end, burglars end up cutting off Caleb's foot (where the witch put the spell on him) in order to change him back to a man.

Raskin, Ellen
A pig, a parrot, and a monkey try to have tea, but their tea party is ruined by a rain storm. They all come up with ideas to solve the problem, but only one works.

Luttrell, Ida
Lester, the prairie dog, lives alone and often feels lonely. He does have various visitors - ants who eat his food, Aunt Martha who waxes his whole house without asking, and finally a nice, respectful mother rabbit and her baby. Lester discovers the difference between good and bad company and how to be peacefully alone and satisfied.

Litchfield, Ada B.
Gina, Diane, and Michael's parents are all deaf. Communication isn't easy, especially when they move to a new town. Soon the family finds some new friends at a school where people know sign language.

Gauch, Patricia Lee
Christina becomes intolerant of her annoying family and decides to change her name to Agnes. She disowns her family. After days of doing what she wants, she decides her family needs her and rejoins the family.

Seuss, Dr.
Thidwick was nice enough to let the other animals live on his antlers, but they took advantage of his generosity. Thidwick's life is threatened by a hunter, so he sheds his antlers and frees himself of all his guests.

Kurtz, Jane
A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

Cook, Jean Thor
Joey wishes Daddy still lived at home and has a great deal of trouble accepting Bill, his new stepfather. After many experiences with Bill, like playing ball and swimming, Joey decides there is plenty of room in his life for Daddy and Bill. He loves both of them.

Mayer, Mercer
A frog and his friends do not always like to do the same things. So Frog goes his own way for the day.

Aliki
When a child moves to a new school it can be frightening. Mari not only moved to a new school, but a new culture as well. Mari uses painted pictures to communicate her words and recalls her life through spoken memories.

Kidd, Ronald
Grandpa always say that it take two things to make dreams come true: faith and a hammer. After Grandma passes away, Grandpa sets aside his hammer and nearly loses his faith. His granddaughter tries everything she can think of to bring back his faith but nothing seems to work. One day, Grandpa visits a Habitat for Humanity worksite with a neighbor and realizes that he can made dreams come true for others.

Roth, Susan
A little girl's grandfather is sick. She lists all the positive things they can do when he gets better.

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.

Paterson, Katherine
An obnoxious prince is very greedy. His father, the King, is dying and says that the son could not become King unless he found an equal in intelligence, beauty, and wealth. Rosamund was a poor girl who was kind and wise. Surprisingly, she changes the ways of the prince and becomes Queen.

Stanley, Diane
Annie and her cat Whiz-bang do everything together. Whiz-bang is lonely when Annie goes away, but he is happy to find a new friend.

Ormsby, Virginia
Julio has just moved to the United States and does not speak English. At school he always causes trouble. When the school realizes his parents did not come to the United States with him, they have a fundraiser so that he can call home.

Oram, Hiawyn
Arthur is angry at his family, so he expresses it and causes destruction in the world.

Steptoe, John
A young African American boy feels jealous and angry when his mother accepts a new babysitting job for a younger child. It is only until the boy moves away that he realizes how much fun he had with him.

Wyeth, Sharon
A girl does not get to see her father often and she misses him very much. One summer at her grandparents' farm, she and her three brothers spend some very nice moments with their father. She realizes that no matter where he is, he will always be her father and loves her.

Gray, Libba Moore
Elizabeth remembers a wonderful woman named Willie Rudd that had an extraordinary impact on her childhood. Elizabeth writes a letter to Willie Rudd to tell her that she loves her and apologizes for any wrongs committed due to Willie's race.

Collins, Ross//Thomas, Frances
A bad dream causes Little Monster to imagine several scary events that might occur when he wakes up. To reassure his fears, Little Monster's mother creates a different twist on the fun and exciting events that might occur instead of his bad dream. Mother Monster's comforting suggestions calm Little Monster's fears.

Stanek, Muriel
An only child is upset about a foster child temporarily living in her home, but then she grows to love the child as a sister. A bond grows between them through reading, singing, and playing together. The little girl grieves when the foster child is adopted by her aunt and uncle.

McCully, Emily Arnold
Little Sarah, the bear, feels her family doesn't care for her anymore especially with the adoption of Blanche. Sarah decides to runaway and find her real family.

Girard, Linda Walvoord
Upon learning that she is adopted, Celia experiences feelings of insecurity about her birth-parents. Through openly talking with her parents, Celia learns that she is loved by her birth-parents and her parents, and accepts her feelings about adoption.

DeWitt, Jamie
Eleven year old Jamie helps his stepfather, Butch, pick corn one autumn day. When the corn picker becomes plugged up, Butch attempts to climb off the tractor but gets caught and is seriously injured. Jamie saves Butch's life by turning the corn picker off and running for help. Jamie keeps the farm running while Butch recovers from the accident.

Alexander, Martha
Oliver's new baby sister gets a lot of attention and he feels neglected. He tries to give his sister away, but realizes that she wants to be with him. Oliver discovers that he will have a playmate when she is a little older.

Stevenson, James
Mary and Louie have just moved into a new neighborhood. They are worried because they do not have any friends. Their grandpa tells them about when he moved to a new neighborhood when he was young.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth
Because she has already discovered the wonders of God, Suzy understands the true meaning of her friend's death.

Stanek, Muriel
Steve refuses to go to Open House night at school because he thinks his classmates will make fun of him for not having a dad. Steve is pleasantly surprised to find he is not alone.

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.

Hamm, Diane Johnston
Josh's grandmother has to stay in a motorized bed because her legs don't work. Josh enjoys visiting her because she is very lively and as active as she can be.

Freeman, Don
A lion tries to impress his friends through fashion and materialistic things. He is very lonely. It is when he is forced to be himself that he finds the acceptance of his friends.

Henkes, Kevin
A little mouse girl has a long name and other kids make fun of it. The teacher has a similar name, so she helps to change their attitudes quickly.