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| by Stanley, Diane

A magic pencil, which Mary Ann discovers by mistake, brings her more good luck than she can handle.

| by Yolen, Jane

A ring is stolen before a royal wedding. The only person who can crack the case is Piggins who is at his home.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

In hopes of a better life, a young orphan girl disguises herself as a boy and goes to work for a cruel professor and his flea circus.

| by Jennison, Keith

This book describes things that change, including how a spruce tree becomes this book.

| by Cazet, Denys

It is Alex's bedtime, but he is not tired. Alex's father tells Alex a bedtime story about a little boy's adventure to the jungle. By the end of the story, Alex is asleep in his bed.

| by Testa, Fulvio

Two boys walk around their neighborhood complaining that nothing exciting ever happens. They are unaware of the odd events going on around them.

| by Lyon, George Ella

A boy and his mother walk down a road. The boy is curious about the history of the road.

| by Miles, Miska

A rabbit goes out to play all by himself for the first time. He watches out for danger and meets a friend along the way.

| by Burningham, John

A young boy, Julius, uses his imagination to take him on many exciting adventures.

| by Zweibel, Alan

In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

| by Wormell, Christopher

Character building lessons are presented in a condensed version of Aesop's Fables. Bright illustrations and simple explanations of these famed lessons present self development messages that range from Be prepared to Be careful what you wish for.

| by Reynolds, Aaron

A very creative bunch of farm animals at the Nuthatch Farm decide they are tired of their regular feed, and that they want something different. They begin to create sumptuous Mexican dishes with spices that they get from the farmer's garden. After planning a fiesta, the animals discover that all of the foods from the garden have been harvested and they cancel the fiesta and begin to eat their old, dull food once again. Until, the next day, when the rooster makes crepes and white grapes with sauce.

| by Tatham, Betty

A baby sea otter and her mother spend their days searching for food and playing. They spend time in a raft with a group of otters and escaping predators. Soon the baby grows up and ventures out on her own. All of the life lessons she learned will be used when she becomes a mother herself.

| by Dahl, Michael

Learn to count by fives through artistic handprints made by children. Students use handprints to create leaves, butterflies, and turkeys, as well as other objects. Count along with the fingers from five to fifty. Dominoes at the bottom of each page show another way to count.

| by Jenkins, Steve

All living things are related in some way. The reality of human destruction, and its impact on the survival of animals are key components to the extinction of many animals in our environment. As each species disappears, the world as we know it, forever is changed. Will the little bird who visits your morning windowsill be next?

| by Vander Zee, Ruth

After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

| by Gustafson, Angela

Take a walk through 15 countries around the world and learn about different types of dwellings. A brief geographical tour is taken when you traverse the pages of real-life photographs and maps.

| by Murphy, J. Stuart

Through rhyme and rhythm, this story focuses on counting skills by 5s and 10s. The lizards are set for a show to begin. However, snake cannot find all of the lizards! One by one, five by five, and ten by ten, the reptiles begin to arrive by air, sea, car and bicycle. The finale includes a fifty leaping lizards show!

| by Tagliafero, Linda

Learn about birds, including how they build and keep their nests safe and warm. You can also learn about bird eggs and chicks.

| by Dahl, Michael

Welcome to the everyday lives of ladybugs! As the ladybugs go through their daily routine, you can count by fives to experience many different adventures.
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