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Levy, Janice
Fernando, a little boy from Mexico, loses his favorite uncle. The family celebrates a holiday called Day of the Dead. Fernando must find the perfect gift to remember his uncle. What does he choose?

MacDonald, Amy
Nobb, the spider, needs a place to set her egg but the sun, moon, and cloud don't want her around. Her only friend, Air, offers her a place but Air can't hold an egg so Nobb uses her net to catch the sun, moon, and cloud and uses pieces of them to create a home for her egg. When she had created the world the egg hatched and from it came all the creatures of the world.

Briggs, Raymond
A boy builds a snowman which comes alive in the middle of the night. The boy and the snowman spend all night together. When the boy wakes up in the morning, his friend has melted.

Hughes, Shirley
Sam and Barney build a snow lady that resembles their elderly neighbor, mean Mrs. Dean. Sam decides that it would only be polite to invite lonely Mrs. Dean to Christmas dinner.

Gallico, Mary//Gallico, Paul
A young, naive girl attempts to understand her environment in the midst of war. She does this through the love of the birds who live in this area.

Ezra, Mark
Field mice live in such interesting places. The realistic scenery and twists of plot will keep children on their toes.

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

Heide, Florence Parry
Treehorn is shrinking. Being little is not easy. Treehorn discovers this by having difficulty doing his daily routine, like trying to mail a letter or go to school. One day, Treehorn finds a magical board game that helps him solve his problem.

Burningham, John
Steve is sent to the store with a list. On his way home, he is approached by many animals demanding his food. He tricks the animals and goes home with all of his groceries.

Yolen, Jane
A blind princess learns to see the world through her fingertips from an old blind man.

Nixon, Joan Lowery
Michael John brings in a secret science project that makes wierd noises. It gets loose and a new classmate helps him catch the mystery animal. The new boy gains acceptance by the students.

Gerstein, Mordicai
A man finds a seal that sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman. He falls in love with her and makes her stay for seven years. They have a son who realizes that his father takes his mother's seal skin. The boy finds the skin and gives it to his mother, who then returns to the sea.

Keller, Laurie
The fifty states decide to hold a party so that they can meet the other states in the country. The states decide that they are bored with their places on the map and want to switch to new locations. At first, everything is new and exciting, but eventually the states realize where they really belong.

Anaya, Rudolfo
Don Jacobo and his grandson carve a figurine of a saint from wood for the Christmas season. A large snow storm comes and closes the roads. This creates problems for Don Jacobo's family who wants to visit their family. It is also a problem for his sick neighbor who needs to to go the the hospital.

Broger, Achim
The newspaper publishes an article that states that there is no Santa Claus.

Trez, Alain//Trez, Denise
A young prince, who cannot get rid of his hiccups, is told to be frightened in order to stop them. He goes on a journey to the jungle to find a tiger who will scare him. Although he encounters the tiger many times, he is not scared. However in the end, the young prince's hiccups are gone.

Gerrard, Roy
Maximus and his twin sister Vanilla are slaves to the cruel master Slobbus Pompius. They run away when Slobbus buys Polydox the horse then quickly decides to kill him. Maximus and Vanilla go through a chariot race and an invasion of Rome before they finally gain their freedom.

Agee, Jon
Freddy Legrand tries to fly across the Atlantic, but crashes. He is rescued by Sophie and Albert. He builds a new plane and plans and encounters great new adventures.

Flack, Marjorie
Mr. Robin flies from Georgia to New Hampshire in the spring. Then, Mr. and Mrs. Robin have three baby robins. The one male robin, Buffy, is very curious and gets into a few awkward situations that he must be rescued from.

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.

Pico, Fernando
Vitita discovers a runaway slave under her porch. Vitita is determined to save the slave woman from the slave catcher. Vitita and sina Rosa furnish the woman with supplies through a mango tree. Vitita and sina Rosa come up with a plan to get the slave catcher out of town. After the slave catcher leaves, Vitita and sina Rosa introduce their new friend to the neighbors.

Lindgren, Astrid
A brother and sister who live a very poor and hard life find a secret doorway to a モperfect worldヤ. The children leave it to go back to their lives after being told if they shut the door they can never return. But, one cold hard day they entered the モroomヤ again and face the decision, モDo we shut the door?ヤ.

Mahy, Margaret
Jack and Marion McTavish decide to get an old car and have 7 children instead of 1 new car. They go on a picnic adventure with their children and Granny McTavish who always cooks everything too long.

Hoban, Russell
Harry goes through the rain door and meets a man and his horse, Lightening. They are chased by a thundering lion and the man sprays water on it to keep it away. They create a rain storm

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.

Wiese, Kurt
Old man Shivers planned on killing rabbits for a coat. The rabbits found out and made a plan to stop him. The rabbits, with the help of nature, caused the old man's house to float away and they never saw him again.

Ransom, Candice
A little girl, living in the mountaintops of Virginia, wants to go to school. Her father promises to send her when she is old enough, but he goes off to fight in the civil war. During the war the school and books are burned. Find a special way to build a new school.

Heymans, Annemie//Heymans, Margriet
Because her mother died, Hannah takes care of her father and brother. Hannah decides to run away because she feels unappreciated. She goes to Mama's old kitchen garden. Her family reunites in an amazing way!

Emberley, Michael
Arne Hansen has been invited to his nephew's birthday party. His search for the perfect gift creates a problem when he discovers he would rather keep the gifts for himself. He must find something new for his new nephew, and in the end it all works out.

Williams, Joy
A young princess is given three gifts. One of her gifts is common sense. In the beginning, Princess Bedelia saw this as insignificant, because all she needed was charm. After realizing that charm won't fight off a dragon and save her life, Bedelia values her common sense.

McDonald, Megan
A young boy steals potatoes and has bad luck. He then meets the potato man he stole from and eventually respects him enough to become his customer.

Pryor, Bonnie
Louie and Dan are two mice brothers that move out into the world on their own. They learn how important a good breakfast is, how scary cats are, and how best friends are important.

Hearn, Michael Patrick
Sorcerer has a terrible problem with rats. To solve his problem, the Sorcerer changes his porcelain cat into a real cat. In order for this to happen, his apprentice Nickon searches for a bargain is a bargain and uses social interactions to fulfill his sorcerer's request.

Wahl, Jan
Cabin fever strikes the Pipkins and sends them on a journey through the wilderness. Lack of foresight, planning, and common sense is comical throughout the story.

Schlein, Miriam
An elderly lady, who lives by herself, decides to clean her house and get rid of all her junk. She puts all the junk outside. People walking by see her pile of junk and find something of use to them. Soon everything is gone and the old lady wonders where her pile of junk went.

Budd, Lillian
A skinny man sells pies to the people of the town. A little girl buys a pie then his wagon goes to the next town.

Daugherty, James
A mouse family goes on a picnic. While walking they run into a sleeping lion who captures one of the mouse children. When the lion lets the mouse go, the family promises that they will one day return the favor. One day, the lion gets into trouble and the mice come to his rescue.

Kuskin, Karla
The members of the philharmonic get ready for a performance. Their routines and all the things they have to do before the concert are discussed.

Pinkwater, Daniel
Old Mr. Wigger knows what has happened but no one will listen, not even the owner of the lunch wagon. Until the phantom strikes again.

Manushkin, Fran
Mr. Green tries very hard to get the perfect Christmas picture but can't seem to get one. He realizes that the best picture is them being themselves.

Schur, Maxine Rose
Shnook the peddler arrives in the town of Korovenko with his assortment of beautiful, hand-carved dreidels. Leibush notices on that is left behind and makes excuses for keeping it. He soon realizes that the peddlers ways may be a cover for wisdom and forgiveness. As Hanukkah approaches, Shnook leaves Leibush a gift that will last a lifetime.

Bayley, Nicole//Mayne, William
The cat sets out to retrieve her patchwork quilt that has been thrown away.

Kleven, Elisa
A little girl draws and cuts out a princess, but the wind blows her away. The princess then meets many new friends and has many new adventures as she tries to find her way back to the little girl.

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.

Munsch, Robert
Prince Ronald and Princess Elizabeth's castle is burned down by a dragon, who then steals the prince. Elizabeth chases after the dragon to free her prince.

Morrow, Elizabeth
A little Mexican boy, Pedro, wants a piggy bank just like Pita's. After trying to buy one, he decides to make his own.

Woodson, Jacqueline
A fence not only divides two properties -- it segregates two families because of their different cultures. Initial fears from the parents cause them to set rules that will forbid the friendship of their young daughters. Little did they know that their daughters would break the barrier as they climbed the fence together to see the world as it should be, not as it is.

Adler, David A.
A little girl's grandpa comes over to her house to babysit her. She sees a number on his arm. She asks about it and he tells her about when he was young and in a concentration camp in Germany.

Gogol, Nikolai
A barber finds a nose in his bread and goes on a journey to discover how it got there.

Willard, Nancy
The moon wants a nightgown and a cozy bed to sleep in. The moon finds a nightgown and decides not to come out one night. All the people in the world are sad, so the sun makes the moon promise to take the nightgown back.