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| by Scieszka, Jon

Don't let math overwhelm you!Your teacher can help you so math is not a curse. Or will she?

| by Brown, Marcia

A little hippo's mother teaches him to talk. Anytime he was with his mother he was not afraid, but one day he went to play alone and a crocodile grabbed him. When the little hippo shouted, his mother rescued him.

| by Farber, Norma

Mimi's shadow runs away and calls for all the other shadows of the world to join her. For one full day the shadows entertain themselves by attaching to different objects. As darkness sets in, the shadows become lost and afraid. They decide to return home to the object that is familiar to them.

| by Ungerer, Tomi

Three robbers terrorize a countryside until they meet a young girl named Tiffany. After meeting the girl, they change their ways. The three robbers use their loot to build an orphanage where all of the lost, unhappy, and abandoned children can live.

| by Wilbur, Richard

Poor Loudmouse has trouble being quiet. Everyone does not like his noise until he saves the house from a robbery.

| by Florian, Douglas

A turtle wakes up to eat, drink and play with his friends. When he goes swimming in the water, he is scared by a large fish. So he comes out of the water and goes to sleep in his shell

| by Wahl, Jan

Farmer Puckle owns a rooster who crows constantly. They try everything to get him to stop and finally discover a treasure to solve the problem.

| by Skofield, James

A little boy is awakened by the sounds of the night. He goes outside with his parents and enjoys the night by dancing with nature until he gets tired and goes back to bed.

| by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

Sarah's best friend is her dog Patches. Patches dies in a barn fire and every night after the fire, Sarah has nightmares and wakes up calling for Patches. Sarah goes to her Grandparent's house hoping to cure her from her nightmares. To comfort Sarah, Grandmother gives Sarah her old pocket filled with herbs, scissors, and gold buttons and embroidered with the words no fear, to wear under her skirt. In the meantime Sarah befriends a stray one-eyed cat. Sarah is not cured alone by the pocket full of herbs and the cat's friendship. It is only after a mean neighbor's accident that Sarah becomes…

| by Koda-Callan, Elizabeth

A young girl is always out of step, but wishes to become a prima ballerina. Her mother gives her a silver slipper charm which raises her confidence to meet her dreams.

| by Small, David

Ruby Mae, a woman from Texas, has a fear of talking in front of people. Her nephew designs a device to put on her head which she thinks helps her speak more eloquently. She learns a very important lesson in the end.

| by Blake, Robert

A fledgling spreads his wings and flies from a skyscraper for the first time. His flight leads him to an amusement park and subway. He gets lost and becomes scared. Will he ever find his way home?

| by Wood, Douglas

Throughout the day, a dad shows his love for his son by showing him things that he can't do alone such as pitching a baseball very fast, reading a book to himself, fishing alone, and winning at cards.

| by Williams, L.

A little old lady, who isn't afraid of anything, takes a walk in the woods at night. A pumpkin head, a tall black hat, a pair of pants, a shirt, two gloves and two shoes try to scare her.

| by Rowe, John

Albert, an old rabbit, does not sleep well so he finds nightly comfort in gazing at the moon. One night, Albert does not see the moon, so he takes full responsibility for putting the moon back into the sky, once he finds it. Can Albert really do this?

| by Robins, Joan

Addie's parents want to send her to camp. She thinks that they do not want her anymore, so she runs away. Her friend, Max, tells her camp is fun and they decide to go to camp together.

| by Gleeson, Libby

Jen, her sister, and a friend decide to scare a dog with their dragon costume for the Chinese New Year's dance. When they roar and try to scare the dog, the dog is very friendly to the girls and allows them to pet him.

| by 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.

| by Postma, Lidia

Curious children try to scare a witch out of her house. The witch just laughs, and they realize that she is a harmless lady who makes wonderful pancakes. But who are the mysterious elves who live in her garden?

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

The night hides everywhere, in shadows and in dark places. The night is not something to be feared, but a place of mystery and comfort.
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