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| by Hamilton, Virginia

The rainforest, ruined by humans, is no longer a safe place for Rundi Jaguarundi. Rundi decides to invite some strange and exotic animal friends to come along.

| by Serfozo, Mary

In order to find out what is soft and hard, warm and cold, wet and dry, long and short, and light and dark, come along and play this unique guessing game.

| by Dragonwagon, Crescent

On a hot summer day in the Ozarks, the itch begins. It's an itch epidemic and no one can escape it. Finally, without even discussing it, the whole town shows up at King Creek for a social picnic full of cold, itch-freeing water.

| by Levy, Elizabeth

A group of young friends start a music group and want to enter a contest. Their dog, Arnold, howls in their song It's a Dog's Life. A boy from another group sabotages them by feeding Arnold so much pizza that he will not howl anymore.

| by Chapman, Cheryl

Playing in the winter snow leads to a search for a missing companion.

| by McCurdy, Michael

Hannah helps her family cut wood, plant crops, gather crops, and make Christmas dinner on their farm in the early days of America. She discovers that her job changes with the seasons.

| by Kneen, Maggie

Twenty well known proverbs are given meaning through clever illustrations featuring animals in a variety of situations. Some of the proverbs illustrated include, Too many cooks spoil the broth, Half a loaf is better than none, and Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

| by Coplans, Peta

Spaghetti is Suzy's favorite food. In fact, she has it for every meal. While at the park eating spaghetti, Suzy meets some animals who ask to borrow pieces of her spaghetti to replace shoelaces, fishing line, or yarn for knitting. After they have taken all of her spaghetti, the animals bring Suzy some fruit. The fruit is almost as good a spaghetti!

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| by Walter, Virginia

A young girl waits anxiously for the pizza man to arrive. While she waits, her mother asks her how she would greet the delivery boy if he were a woman, cat, dog, duck, cow, snake, or dinosaur.

| by Albee, Sarah

From 10 to 1, it's Oreo counting fun. Practice counting down from 10 to 1 with the help of Oreo cookies. Oh, some friends have come along to help. Turn the page and find out how many Oreos are left.

| by Aliki

How do you taste your favorite food or see an airplane in the sky?Your five senses let you see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. You may use one sense or several at one time. Wherever you go and whatever you do, your senses are always working for you.

| by Rius, Maria

Listen -- can you hear the birds chirping?Can you hear the chimes of the bells?Listen to the children sing and the waves splash. Your ears can hear so much if you use your sense to listen.

| by Livermore, Elaine

A dog is looking for his bone and suddenly smells the scent of a cat. The reader and the dog must find the cat.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Night is a dark experience. In the country, you hear very different sounds when it is this dark.

| by Greene, Rhonda Gowler

When some barnyard animals catch the flu, it is up to the farmer to nurse them back to health and restore the barnyard song to its usual splendor.

| by Baker, Barbara

Digby and Kate spend every day together. They play games, eat, draw pictures, take walks, and just enjoy each other's company. The only problem is that they often disagree, as a dog and cat should. Still they have fun together and continue to be best friends.

| by Cain, Barbara S.

When you first started school, were you excited?Where you scared?Did you feel both excited and scared?Feelings can be hard to understand, especially when you have two feelings at the same time. Everyone has feelings at different times for different reasons.

| by Berman, Linda

Nick's babysitter, Sara, is the best ever. She paints with him, bakes cookies with him, and even teaches him to paint. But one day, Sara has bad news for Nick -- soon she will be moving to California. Nick must learn to let go of not only a babysitter, but a good friend.

| by Morey, Kathleen

Otto is in bed and because the night is so dark, nothing can be seen in his room. He is awakened by a noise that frightens him. Finally, Otto realizes that it was only his dog, Tiki, sleeping soundly with a piece of paper caught over his face.

| by Anholt, Catherine//Anholt, Laurence

Everyone is different, no one is quite the same. Discover all about you!How do you feel today?Are you hungry?Each time it's a new story.
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