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A little girl spends time with her grandfather. They go shopping for food, share a meal together and grow fruit in the garden. An apple tree becomes a good way for the girl to remember her grandfather forever.

O'Connor, Jane
Lulu is nervous about starting witch school and really wants to do well. But, there is one little witch named Sandy that always does things better. Lulu realizes there are some things that she can do better!

Wild, Margaret
Mr. Nick and Mrs. Jolley ride the train to the city and knit together each day. Mrs. Jolley gets ill and Mr. Nick decides to cheer her up and knit her a very special gift.

Bemelmans, Ludwig
A little girl, Madeline, goes out of her way to take care of other sick children. Madeline makes a very special Christmas for all of her friends.

Rosenberry, Vera
Vera is sick. She has to sleep in the spare bedroom until she feels better, but it's lonely and scary in there. Her mother tries to make her more comfortable, but she just can't sleep and she's too sick to do anything else. After a few days of rest, Vera is feeling better. She plays games, sings songs, painted pictures, and then finally goes outside to play.

Bunting, Eve
Tim and his parent go to visit his grandmother in the Sunshine Home. Tim's mother and grandmother both act brave and refuse to cry in his presence. Tim catches both of them crying at the end of the visit, and he insists that they share their feelings.

Lasker, Joe
Nick, confined to a wheelchair, is going to school for the first time. He is anxious and scared. Nick overcomes his feelings and makes friends at school.

Waber, Bernard
Lyle, the crocodile, lives with the Primms who are preparing to celebrate Joshua's birthday. Lyle is jealous because he wants a party too. After Lyle does good deeds for others who are sick, the Primms throw him a party.

Brown, Margaret Wise
An old lady lives with seventeen cats and a kitten. On a windy day she brings the cats in the house. She gets a toothache and her kitten soothes it.

Rylant, Cynthia
Mr. Griggs works at the post office. He loves his job so much that everything reminds him of the post office.

Borden, Louise
Mrs. K teaches Ann's third grade class. In class they are explorers, scientists, poets, and astronauts. They are always learning something new. One day, Mrs. K doesn't come to school. The students learn that she is in the hospital with cancer. For the rest of the year the third grade has a substitute. On the last day of school, Mrs. K comes back to surprise her students.

Vigna, Judith
A young boy copes with his mother's cancer. Going through a range of emotions, he finally comes to more of an understanding about her illness.

Scarry, Richard
After contracting his third sore throat of the year, Huckle is told that his tonsils need to be taken out. Afraid of the hospital and the word operation, Huckle tries to sneak out. His friend, Lowly, takes Huckle around the hopital to show how others are brave. Huckle decides that he too is brave and will go through with the operation.

Amadeo, Diana M.
Jamey has leukemia and becomes very sick. His brother feels like his family cares more about Jamey than they do him. His mother assures him that he is loved just as much as Jamey. When Jamey needs a bone marrow transplant he agrees to be the donor.

Russo, Marisabina
It's Saturday morning, which means Celeste and her Mama make a trip to the market!As they walk through their urban neighborhood, Celeste and her Mama stop every few minutes. Mama always stops to talk, talk, talk with her friends. Will they ever make it to the market?

Buckley, Helen E.//Eagle, Eleen
A little girl has many dreams of things she would like to do with her father. She is not able to do them because she has a broken leg. She will have fun when the cast comes off.

Rowan, Kate
How do we get sick?Join Sam and his mom as they talk about germs and their bodies. Help them figure out how bodies fight off enemy germs.

MacLachlan, Patricia
John's grandfather is blind. John spends the day with him and tries to look at things in the same way his grandfather does.

Brown, Margaret Wise
A dog gets something in his eye, so they have to cover both eyes with a bandage. The dog has to use his ears to sense what is going on.

Damjan, Mischa
Ben goes bird catching for the first time and catches a beautiful jay. Ben takes the bird home but it grows sick and lonely and Ben must set it free. The jay doesn't forget Ben and they remain life-long friends.

dePaola, Tomie
Gemma and her father, Duke Gemma, love to sit in their courtyard where birds of all colors decorate the trees and sing beautiful songs. When her father becomes ill, Gemma realizes that the only hope for her father's recovery comes from the bird songs. Unfortunately, it is winter and all of the birds fly south, all except the Duke's favorite bird, La Colomba. La Colomba withstands the cold wind and snow in order to sing the Duke back to health.

Kelley, True
Jess is excited to have the chicken pox because she gets to miss school. Unfortunately, this happiness quickly ends when she realizes it isn't fun to be stuck home without your friends.

Collins, Pat Lowery
Missy was waiting for her new brother or sister. The baby came prematurely and had many problems. Missy waited and waited for the baby to get better. Finally, he came home and she was glad that she waited.

Summers, Susan
Atraban is the fourth wise man who is to go see the new born King of the Jews. He never meets the Messiah, but during his travels he is able to help many people with the gifts he carries for the King. After years of travel, Artaban still hasn't met his King, but before both men die Artaban hears the voice of the Messiah.

Gretz, Susanna//Sage, Allison
When William catches a cold, all of the bears pull together to take care of William and help him get better.

Thompson, Colin
A man moves into the town dump after it closes. He watches nature heal itself from the polluted earth.

Williams, Barbara
No one believes that Albert, the turtle, has a toothache, because turtles don't have teeth. His family thinks he wants attention and is being difficult. His grandmother visits and realizes that all Albert needs is for someone to believe him.

Vigna, Judith
This is a story about a boy name Paul and how his older sister, Tina, begins to take drugs to deal with the pressure when their family moves. Tina ends up getting arrested and has to go to a drug hospital. Paul learns how bad drugs are and realizes that Tina's friends were not true friends by giving her drugs.

Bouchard, Lois Kalb
Carlos, a Puerto Rican boy, lives in America and is frustrated with learning the English language. He decides not to talk at all and just nod and draw pictures. He meets a blind boy who cannot see his pictures or nods, so Carlos must talk. Carlos is so happy to meet this boy that he begins to talk again.

de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk
Red Riding Hood's grandmother is sick so she takes her a little cake to eat. On her way there she stumbles upon a mean, hungry wolf. Will the wolf get to grandma's house before Red Riding Hood?

Quinlan, Patricia
Joel's uncle, Michael, dies of AIDS. Joel remembers the fun times he and Michael spent together. These happy memories help to comfort Joel.

Loomis, Christine
Little rabbits acting as cowboys spend their day playing, eating, swimming, and having fun. When they grow tired, their parents put them to bed.

Martin, David
Everyone knows the five little piggies- one that goes to the market, one stays home, one has roast beef, one has none, and one goes we, wee, wee all the way home. Now we will finally learn why these little piggies did all these different things!

Hoban, Lillian
Silly Tilly, the mole, seems to be slightly senile. She looses her glasses and thinks that the Easter bunny has come to visit her. She eventually finds her glasses and the Easter bunny really does come to see her. Then they celebrate together.

Thaler, Mike
This story consists of four chapters which relate the troubles that hippo has when building a house, when he is painting a landscape scene, when he is healthy while all of his friends are ill, and finally when hippo's friends throw him a surprise party.

Leaf, Munro
Gordon the goat learns to do his own thinking after a series of disasters when following the flock. Gordon questions his aimless following of the flock leader and learns about peer resistance.

Gunthorp, Karen
One day, Rina went to a farm. She got into a lot of mischief and the animals did not like her. When a storm came, they would not help her. Finally when Rina was very sick, the animals took her in and helped her.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
Melvin is a dog who does everything except take care of himself. He does other people's wash, food, shopping, and polishing. When he gets sick, he makes everyone do the same for him in return. He soon realizes he just needs to be himself and not a crowd pleaser.

Potter, Beatrix
When the tailor of Glouchester falls ill, he worries that he will not get the mayor's waistcoat finished and not make any money to use for food. But some helpful mice come to the rescue and surprise the tailor on Christmas morning.

Dugan, Barbara
Mrs. Simpson and a girl, Anne, become friends. Mrs. Simpson shows Anne how to do a loop the loop with a yo-yo before she is placed in a nursing home and cannot remember anything.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
A young boy and his family leave England with many other people to search for a new life in a new land. They dream of finding a place where they can worship God in their own way. During their journey, everyone endures many hardships, but they find what they are looking for.

Luenn, Nancy
Nessa and her grandmother catch enough fish to feed the whole camp. However, during the night, Nessa's grandmother becomes sick and Nessa must protect her and the fish from wild animals.

Greenfield, Eloise
William remembers how wonderful things were before his grandmother got sick. However, he slowly finds ways to make some good new days and is hopeful for the future.

Bahr, Mary
A young boy goes to his grandparent's house for a summer vacation. His grandfather has recently found out that he has Alzheimers disease, so they spend their summer vacation collecting memories to put in a box. The box is to help them never forget the memories they have made together.

Delton, Judy//Tucker, Dorothy
Jason doesn't like and can't get used to his grandma being in a nursing home. After visiting her a couple of times he realizes that it is not too bad and he even makes some new friends.

Rubel, Nicole
Alfie, the alligator, gets knocked out during a baseball game. When he recovers, he cannot remember who he is. Alfie flees from his friends and finds refuge with humans. He finally gets hit in the head again and comes to his senses.

Weiner, Ellen
Jeffrey shows his friends that his food allergies do not keep him from being a normal kid. Jeffrey demonstrates how to keep his allergies under control by understanding his limitations and making sure what ingredients are found in foods.

Lewis, Thomas P.
Someone is trying to get people to leave Mutt's Motel and it is up to Mr. Sniff with the help of Andy Mutt to figure out who. After finding many clues, Mr.Sniff deduces that it was Andy Mutt. The motive was that Andy wanted his own room.

Porte, Barbara Ann
Harry gets a dog from a neighbor who is moving. The dog cannot stay at Harry's house because his father is allergic to dogs. Harry's aunt offers to keep the dog at her house for Harry to visit. Harry ends up buying his father a fish.

Stanek, Muriel
A child is being physically abused by her alcoholic mother at home. A school nurse discovers it and sees that both of them get help.