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Thomas, Patricia
When an elephant announces that he is going to sneeze, all of the animals panic. If he sneezes, chaos will erupt by feathers flying off birds and stripes leaving zebras. Fortunately, the mouse has a plan, and it is up to him to save the animals from the elephant's devastating sneeze.

Munsch, Robert
Jason is repeatedly awakened from the noises his father makes when he is sleep walking. The last straw is when he finds him outside in the snow with only his pajamas on.

Alden, Joan
Will wants a dog for his birthday, but because of his asthma, he gets a stuffed toy dog instead. When Will takes his dog to school, he is made fun of by bullies.

Schotter, Roni
For over fifty years, Ruby Rubenstein has owned a fruit and vegetable store on Delano Street. Sun Ho, a young school boy, comes everyday to watch Ruby stack the fruits and vegetables in the most beautiful displays. Eventually, Ruby teaches Sun Ho how to work the register and buy the fruit and vegetables at the market. Ruby gets sick so Sun Ho and his family run the store for Ruby.

Say, Allen
Mark is sick in bed. He opens a box from his uncle and finds many wonderful things to prepare him for a boat trip with his uncle.

Palazeti, Toulla
A wonderful cycle of giving begins when a single seed is planted and sprouts are passed along from one person to the next. An entire community is touched.

Corey, Dorothy
A baby bear is aftaid of getting a shot. His brother serves as a model so that baby bear is no longer afraid.

Smith, Lucia B.
Sarah has a five year old brother who is mentally challenged. She has trouble coping with him, but loves him very much.

Wittman, Sally
When Nelly was a baby, Bartholomew would push her in her stroller and tell her stories. Now that he is in a wheelchair and she is older, she pushes him around.

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.

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.

Girard, Linda Walvoord
Alex has AIDS. In school, he begins as a visitor with special privileges and ends up making friends and being a part of the class. Alex realizes that although he is sick, he cannot misbehave in school.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
A collection of four short stories tell the adventurous tales of a young pig and her family. Often having a moral or value, the pigs usually resolve their problems well.

Santucci, Barbara
Anna visits Grandpa's cornfield. She can hear the corn making beautiful music as the wind blows. Grandpa gets Anna corn kernels to plant next autumn, and the two agree that Anna will grow corn on her own. That winter, Grandpa dies. Anna wants to hold onto the seeds to remember Grandpa. She decides to plant them instead so she can hear the corn make music again. By next fall, the corn grows, Anna hears the music, and she collects kernels to plant corn for next year.

Tarbescu, Edith
When Tanya and Annushka's mother dies, their father has no choice but to leave Russia for the streets paved with gold. Several years later, the girls' father sends two tickets for their own voyage to America. Before the girls leave, their grandmother gives them each a Sabbath candlestick which will light their way to the New World. Tanya and Annushka's voyage is filled with many sick and sleepless nights. The girls unite with their father by raising their candlesticks.

Brown, Marc
Arthur's family is excited about their trip to the circus on Saturday. On Monday, Arthur gets the chicken pox. His younger sister, Dora, is jealous of all the attention Arthur receives. By Saturday, Arthur feels better, but then Dora has the chicken pox.

Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie
Bernardi lives with his grandfather, Babu, who is mute and makes toys. Because they do not make much money, Bernardi can not afford to go to school in his native Tanzanian town. Bernardi wants to go to school and play soccer with the other children. Through the unconditional love of Babu, Bernardi learns that sacrifice leads to achieving the impossible dream.

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.

Winthrop, Elizabeth
Nora loves Bear. They eat lunch, read stories, and sleep next to each other. Bear gets sick so Mrs. Duck comes to babysit. Bear and Mrs. Duck become friends.

Nixon, Joan Lowery
Shirley and Tom are a lonely old couple until Tom comes to stay with them. Shirley tries to make pie but everytime she tries, robbers come. The pie is so bad it makes them all sick.

Rylant, Cynthia
The celebration of a little girl's birthday begins as soon as she is born. As each year passes, her personality, behavior, and presents change. Her parents celebrate the special moments of growing up by surrounding her with love, presents, and memories.

Rappaport, Doreen
Jessica convinces her hestiant parents to take her to visit her grandma in the nursing home. She is alarmed and hurt by how much her grandma has changed. The visit helps Jessica begin to accept her grandma's loss of memory and failing health.

Wildsmith, Brian
Rosie becomes seriously ill after the fair leaves town. Everyone is worried until she dreams a beautiful dream about the fair and the carousel. This dream gives her the hope she needs to get well.

Balkwill, Fran
Did you know that there is war going on in your body every day? Well, Neutrophills, Macrophages and Lymphocytes battle to get rid of viruses and bacteria. Come watch the battle between the defender cells as they protect people from microscopic enemies.

Williams, Barbara
Chester was thankful on Thanksgiving. He was thoughtful to think of his sick cousin, Archie. Chester, Archie, and a friend all have dinner together in the end.

Lewis, Thomas P.
Adventures aboard the Rainbird, a clipper ship, are given from the perspective of the captain's young son as he journey's from New York around South America to California. On the voyage the captain becomes ill so his wives assume the duties of captain on the ship.

Yolen, Jane
Commander Toad and his crew travel from star to star in their ship called Star Warts. They have many adventures when they land on the planet of the grapes and everyone begins having allergic reactions.

Stefanik, Alfred T.
Freddie thinks his new neighbor, Sam, is annoying. Freddie does not understand that Sam has Down's Syndrome, and he needs a friend.

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.

Monsell, Mary Elise
A new newspaper comes to Crackle Creek. A fierce storm hits and floods the town, destroying one of the presses. The rival editors help each other.

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.

Maddern, Eric
Jackメs mother tells him she is dying. He stops the grim reaper from taking her by fighting him. He realizes death has to occur to survive, because he needs to eat. Grim reaper allows Jackメs mother to live longer.

Anholt, Laurence
Marie dreams of being a famous dancer until one day her chance of being in the Christmas show diminishes when her father becomes ill. Marie begins to model for a painter to earn money for her family's lost income. One day, Maria's sculpture shows up in the art museum and becomes the famed sculpture of Edgar Degas.

Kroll, Steven
The true life story of Dr. John Symington is detailed during his work in the province of Bengal. During his life on a tea plantation, he cares for many sick people.

Breinburg, Petronella
Mom went shopping, so Shawn and his sisters decide to play doctor. Shawn is the doctor and he bandages up patients all day long. Then mother comes home and tells them to close the hospital, because it is time for lunch.

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.


Cain, Barbara S.
When you first started school, were you excited? Were 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.

Ehrlich, H.M.
Different animals are under the care of an old-fashioned country doctor named Dr. Duck. A crow has a broken toe, a baby mouse has a fever, and a beaver has a cough. Everyone comes to help Dr. Duck when he gets sick.

Reddix, Valerie
Every year, Tad-Tin and his grandfather make a special kite to fly on Kite's Day. This year Grandfather is sick, so it is up to Tin to sacrifice his special Dragon kite in order to carry all their misfortune away.

Pirner, Connie White
A little girl talks about her diabetes and how she and her family deal with the special consideration that must be taken.

Borton, Lady
Marty Louise has to stay home the rest of the school year because she has rheumatic fever. Feeling alone, she finds a friend in a dying stray cat that she nurses back to health. Her mother hates cats. Will she let Marty keep him?

Vincent, Gabrielle
Ernest is sick so Celestine takes care of him because the doctor says he must stay in bed. When Ernest recovers, he and Celestine celebrate.

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!

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.

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.

Wallace-Brodeur, Ruth
Mitch has been Michael's pet for 15 years. He is an important part of the family, and Michael loves him very much. When Mitch becomes ill, Michael has a difficult time dealing with the fact that Mitch is dying.

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.

Hamm, Diane Johnston
Josh's grandmother has to stay in a motorized bed because her legs don't work. Josh enjoys visiting her because she is very lively and as active as she can be.

Haynes, Max
A much cared about Grandmother says good bye to everyone and the things she loved, before going to live with the stars. Grandma says good bye to her son, daughter, grandchildren, cat, dog, garden, town, and earth as she wears her angel wings to the stars.