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McGinnis, Lila
In kindergarten, everyone talks about their daddies except Kate. She doesn't have a daddy in her life. Her mom explained that he moved away. Kate and her sister, Glory, are curious so one day they walk to his house. They meet him and his new baby, which he claims is his only one. They run all the way home to tell their mom. They talk about love and what it means.

Jewell, Nancy
The moon tells a story of a family. Each family member has a different perspective of the night.

Morey, Kathleen
In a rhyming text, Kathleen describes the many different ways in which people cry. She notes how her friends and parents show emotion.

Maclear, Kyo
Spork feels left out. He has a spoon and a fork for parents, which makes him unique compared to the other cutlery. He is never chosen in the kitchen, until something comes along that neither forks nor spoons can handle. His uniqueness comes in handy!

James, Betsy
Growing up is an exciting process, especially for Molly and her brother, Darvy. Molly discovers frog eggs while she is at the pond and is allowed to bring them home until they develop into frogs. While Darvy experiences developmental changes of his own, he learns how to walk. In the end, Darvy teaches Molly an unexpected lesson.

Jennings, Michael
Robin Goodfellow likes to get into mischief. One day he decides to play a trick on a slow-witted giant. The giant appears to be smaller and goes to others for advice and help.

Anno, Mitsumasa
The king believes he must have everything bigger and better than anyone else until he tries to grow the biggest flower. The little flower is so beautiful that the king realizes that bigger does not mean better.

Nye, Naomi Shihab
Mona's grandmother Sitti lives on the other side of the world. Even though they don't speak the same language, they find a way to communicate and become very good friends.

Townsend, Kenneth
Felix, the lion, is embarassed about his bald head and will do anything to cover it up, including stealing hats from people. When none of the hats work, Felix becomes discouraged. With the help of a friendly colonel, Felix becomes the talk of the town.

Ness, Evaline
A girl learns the difference between real and make-believe through trouble caused by her own pretending.

Smith, Lucia B.
Sarah has a five year old brother who is mentally challenged. She has trouble coping with him, but loves him very much.

Ellentuck, Shan
A man walks and does everything upside down. At a birthday party, he gets other people to walk the same way.

Komaiko, Leah
Earl is a boy who does all of these really cool things. The young boy admires Earl but eventually realizes that they are both cool and Earl is just a regular guy.

Valens, Evans
Topple, the long-finned herring, learns that his difference is actually a blessing. He learns from another long-finned herring that he can fly, and in turn his seemingly unlucky fins save his life.

McPhail, David
Two sisters enjoy many different things, and they also enjoy many similar things. The most important thing they share is their love for each other.

Hoberman, MaryAnn
Mr. and Mrs. Peters have seven lovely children but they are all very picky eaters. Each child wants his or her particular food at every meal. Soon they discover a food that all the children will eat - Mrs. Peter's birthday cake made from a combination of everyone's favorite foods!

Cole, Babette
Nobody's parents like one child's mom who is a witch. Then one day she puts out a fire and everyone learns to appreciate her.

Newman, Leslea
Heather has two mommies. Heather learns that there are many different types of families and that having two lesbian moms does not make her different from any other children in her class.



Gerstein, Mordicai
A description of times of a day and possible activities that people do during those times.

Jackson, Isaac
Jerome becomes good friends with Robert, a new boy at school. On the night that Jerome sleeps over at Robert's house, Robert shares a pair of his pajamas. Jerome learns that it's okay if people do things a little differently.

Peet, Bill
Pamela is fed up with everyone calling her dumb, so she escapes from the circus. That night she finds a break in the train tracks, and she saves a train. Now everyone loves her.

Montresor, Beni
There are many different kinds of houses in different places with different people living in them. They can be made with many different materials, but be careful, because you never know what might happen to your house!

Hurd, Edith Thacher
Jenny visits her grandparents and has fun. Unlike Jenny's parents, her grandparents like noise and hopping around. She dances in her red pajamas while her grandparents dance.

Lobel, Arnold
A grasshopper travels down a long road and meets different insects and sees their homes. He meets beetles, a worm, butterflies, a housefly and some dragonflies.

Yolen, Jane
Jon loses his grandad and needs help showing his emotions. He doesn't know if he's reacting in the right way. Jon's family shows him that everyone reacts to the death of a loved one differently, and no reaction is right or wrong.

Kuskin, Karla
A city dog goes to the country and experiences the sun, trees, and fields. The city dog runs, barks, and realizes the differences between the city and country.

Say, Allen
Masoko's life changes dramatically when her parents move from California back to their native country, Japan. Masako feels like she will never belong in this new country where her life is so completely different.

Wolkstein, D.
Little mouse paints a picture and her friends Bear, Squirrel, and Porcupine all see their images in it. Mouse tells them that they are seeing things, but when she takes the painting home she sees it from a new perspective.

Seuss, Dr.
This book encourages readers to use their imaginations.

Gramatky, Hardie
A trolley's imagination keeps his repetitive job exciting but also gets him into trouble sometimes. At last the town council decides to turn him into a diner. He saves the day and is rewarded in the end.

Vigna, Judith
Homosexuality is a topic that is very difficult for most people to accept. This book examines how to deal with differences.

Wiseman, B.
Morris thinks that every animal with four legs and a horn is a moose. The cow and deer disagree with him. When they all go to get a drink in the pond, they see that they are all different.

Lester, Helen
Tacky is not like the other penguins that he lives with. One afternoon, they participate in a cheering contest with other penguins. Tacky puts on a great show and his team wins shiny, blue ribbons.

Hutchins, Pat
Although two little girls possess different abilities, they love each other and are best friends. They appreciate each other's differences.

Sage, James
A diverse band of children march through a town, bringing enjoyment to the townspeople through their music.

Lionni, Leo
Little blue and little yellow are good friends. One day they are playing and they hugged each other and became green. When they went home, their parents sent them away because they did not look the same. Little blue and little yellow both began to cry and they turned back into blue and yellow.

Bright, Robert
Jenny likes red, which is the color of her hair as well as many things in the world. One day she meets Tony, also a redhead, and they enjoy the world of red together.

Davol, Marguerite W.
A little girl who has a white father and a black mother compares the differences between them. Mama like to dance ballet and walk fast along the street. Papa likes to dance to rap and stroll along the street. They have different tastes in food and art, but all is just right in this special family.

Zobel-Nolan, Allia
Features are what make each of us different. The children of this story like their unique appearance.

Lester, Helen
Tacky the penguin always seems to be getting himself in trouble. This time, while he is surfing, he lands on a tropical island. An elephant named Rocky is envious of Tacky's pretty flowered shirt. He almost doesn't get home because Rocky wants him to decorate his table. Thanks to Tacky's quick thinking, he leaves the island safely.

Richter, K
Simon is made fun of all the time because he is very simple. One day, he catches a magic fish who grants him some wishes. Simon's life changes forever.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
A young boy is apprehensive about moving to another house. The boy is willing to let his mother take all of his things, but he is not willing to go. She reminds him that at his new home he will have many new things and special places, but more importantly, the family will be together.

Keller, Holly
Harrison and Tucker are twin brothers who are very close and act alike as they are growing up. When they go to kindergarten, they end up in different classrooms. Although they are upset intially, they learn to develop differences and like it.

Griffith, Helen V.
A young girl named Emily kisses a frog and turns him into a handsome prince. The prince does not enjoy being a prince, so he wants to be turned back into a frog. The prince must first be kissed by another frog that has been turned into a beautiful princess.

Kalman, Maira
Alexander tells his older sister that he wants to go to Japan, so she takes him. When they get there, Hiroko guides them through Japan to learn all about their way of life.

Pinkwater, Daniel
Mr. Plumbean and all of his neighbors are comfortable with their ordinary street. When faced with a change, Mr. Plumbean uses this time as a way to be original, no matter what others think.

Krensky, Stephen
Imagine growing up and being just a little different than everyone else. Morgan was never interested in troll things, even the games they played. He wanted more than troll life could give him. When he gets the job of forager, he begins a whole new life.

Greenblat, Rodney A.
Uncle Wizzmo goes looking for a new used car and it turns out that the journey to the car dealer is just as much fun as buying the new used car.