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| by Marshall, James

Fox needs a job so he tries four different places. Because of his honesty, fear and clumbsiness, he loses his first three jobs. He then finds the perfect job where he can dream all day.

| by 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.

| by Hausman, Bonnie

How are you feeling today?Join the children in this book to find out if they are feeling the same way. Learn the letters of the alphabet while you solve the puzzles of emotions. Have fun!

| by Brooks, Jennifer

A young princess with a pure heart plays with three gnomes who are handicapped. She is kind and accepting to her new friends. In turn, she gains another friend.

| by Ryan, C

An old woman hates the night and decides to try to get rid of it. One evening, she stays up and tries to catch the night, but is unsuccessful. When the sun arises, she is so tired she cannot enjoy the sunlight.

| by 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.

| by Steig, William

Shrek, an ugly beast, is sent out in the world by his parents to discover his future. He scares everyone who sees him. He marries an ugly prince and lives happily ever after.

| by Jeschke, Susan

Perfect the piglet is granted three wishes. He gets wings and that brings him into Olive's life where he is happy. But his wings get him in trouble when he flies into the trap of a mean man.

| by Hoff, Syd

Mrs. Brice has twenty-five mice. The mice do everything that Mrs. Brice does. There is one very small mouse that will not work. However he saves all the mice from a vicious cat.

| by Bunting, Eve

Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

| by Fatio, Louise

A lion in the zoo is happy because everyone comes to visit him. One day he decides to leave his cage and visit some of these friends. Outside of the cage, everyone is not so happy to see him. They are frightened of him, except for one boy who takes the lion back to the zoo.

| by Benchley, Nathaniel

Sam follows his father in the militia. He discovers what it means to fight for his country.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

A dog is left behind on a road to begin an adventure through the fields, city, beach, and country. Will it ever find someone who will love it again?(A Wordless Book)

| 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 Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp

George Washington shows his leadership skills by leading the United States Army to victory to gain their independence. Although George is nervous and reluctant, he accepts the challenge to become the first President of the United States of America.

| 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 Stamaty, Mark A.

Alia is the librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq. When the war in Iraq begins to move closer and closer to Basra, Alia makes an important decision and takes huge risks to preserve the historical literaure of her country, as well as many other books in the library. The war progresses and Alia enlists the help of friends to do all they can to move and protect the contents of the library.

| by Millman, Isaac

Over fifty years have passed, and Isaac finally tells his story. He is one of the few survivors of the Holocaust. Isaac experiences many tragedies during the war including losing both parents, friends, and being left to strangers, but finally, was adopted into a home. Although he changes his name, he is adopted in a home where people grow to love him.

| by Hutchins, Pat

A hunter is on a mission to find animals. The hunter comes upon all the animals at once and is overwhelmed! The sight of all the animals scares him, and he runs away.

| by Byars, Betsy

Anthony is a wild and creative little brother who, in the course of four different stories, tests the patience of his older brother.
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