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| by Newton, Jill

Three polar bears chase a little rabbit. The rabbit does not know why they are chasing him, but he runs away. The bears simply want to play a game of tag.

| by Teague, Mark

A boy with a vivid imagination plays in the outfield of a real baseball game then imagines a game of his own.

| by Jonell, Lynne//Mathers, Petra

It is Christopher's birthday and his family is getting ready for his birthday party. Chirstopher's little brother, Robbie, wants to have a birthday too. Christopher tells Robbie that he can't come to his party and that he would rather have a puppy than a brother. Robbie acts like a puppy during the party and Christopher decides he likes having a little brother after all.

| by Schroeder, Alan

Delia who lives in Charleston, South Carolina and hears music wherever she goes. But her sister, Bettina, cannot hear music. So Delia shows her that music is everywhere. You just have to listen, especially along the streets and harbor of this historical city.

| by Gilson, Jamie

Two brothers are always putting each other up to things. These two boys begin their day inside playing the game at which the older brother is winning. They end up outside fishing where the younger boy is most comfortable.

| by Brandenberg, Aliki

Take a trip to the seaside through memories. Travel to the seaside to build sandcastles and splash around in the ocean with family members. Experience the magical, musical spell of the boardwalk at night. Never forget those wonderful memories from the trip to the seaside.

| by Rodda, Emily

For his birthday, a young boy gets a video game and keeps playing until he wins.

| by Alderson, Sue Ann

Bonnie is trying to entertain herself. In the process she makes mischief and irritates her mother. Mommy's anger disturbs Bonnie. She doesn't understand why Mommy gets mad and why she doesn't play with her. Bonnie confronts her and then Mommy realizes that her daughter needs her very much.

| by Narahashi, Keiko

An adult and child play an imaginative question and answer game. The questions are real situations that Josie experiences, but Josie becomes wild animals when she uses her imagination to answer the questions.

| by Fleischman, Paul

A grandmother tells the story of a mountain girl who is lost in a blizzard. As she tells this story to her granddaughter, she uses string to illustrate it. Even you can learn how to make the string pictures!

| by Gosselin, Kim

Halloween is quickly approaching. Sarah is feeling sad because she knows that she cannot eat as many sweets as her friends. This is because Sarah has diabetes. Sarah and her mother eventually learn that Halloween is not all about candy; it's about having fun.

| by Hines, Anna Grossnickle

Grandma has an eventful day with all five of her grandchildren. They spend all day at Grandma's. In the end, they realize why there are rules and consequences at Grandma's house.

| by Lexau, Joan M.

Jill hates red rover because she is afraid to hold on and afraid to run into arms; she does not want to get hurt. Her grandfather helped her overcome her fears by sharing his fears about having his teeth pulled.

| by Fraustino, Lisa Rowe

Louis is born blind. He and his Gran play hide-and-seek or just sit and tell stories in her favorite old hickory chair. When Gran dies, her memory lives on through the gifts she leaves behind for her family.

| by Davison, Martine

Rita gets very scared when a letter from the hospital arrives announcing that her tonsils will be taken out. Eventually, the hospital workers help Rita overcome her fears of surgery. She is happy when she wakes up afterwards and is given her favorite ice cream for dinner -- strawberry!

| by O'Malley, Kevin

A young girl visits Fantasy Park and gets to play golf, games, and eat ice cream. She is not tall enough to ride the roller coaster though. This year she has grown and now she can ride the roller coaster.

| by Maccarone, Grace

Two teams of young children play a game of soccer which consists of dribbling, passing, falling, slipping on the grass, and, finally, one of the teams scoring.

| by Dalton, Anne

A family goes through the routine of their day in the rhythm of the tune here we go round the mulberry bush.

| by Jaeggi, Chris

There are many different kinds of sports. Sports are games which have rules to follow. Some sports are played alone and others are played with friends. You can enjoy sports by playing or by watching sports.
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