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| by Mauber, Donna

Learn different words to go with the letters of the alphabet

| by Viorst, Judith

This cute poem takes the reader from z to a in reverse order to teach the alphabet.

| by Kitchen, Bert

Each letter is represented by an animal whose name starts with that letter.

| by Rey, H.A.

Curious George begins to look through books and wants to read them. His owner teaches him the alphabet by giving him examples of words that begin with each letter.

| by Calmenson, Stephanie

The teeny tiny teacher and her teeny tiny students have a school day full of teeny tiny things. However, they are frightened by a voice coming from the closet asking for the bone the teacher found on their teeny tiny walk. Find out who the voice belongs to.

| by Alexander, Sally

Maggie dreams of catching a whopper sized fish to compete with her older brother. With the help of her aging uncle, Maggie catches her fish and confronts an old bear in the mountains.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

Learn about all of the important things in early childhood from ages one through six. At one, you've found your nose and discovered your toes. By five and six, you've learned some tricks.

| by Henkes, Kevin

Lilly wants to be a teacher like Mr. Slinger. She always says wonderful things about him until one day he takes her purple plastic purse away. For revenge, Lilly draws a nasty picture of Mr. Slinger which makes her feel worse than before. This teaches Lilly that revenge is the wrong way to resolve conflict.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

A trilogy of stories about a small boy named Willies. The reader follows Willie through his adventures of getting a new pet, having a new suit, and visiting Grandma by himself for the first time.

| by Dupre, Rick

Eldon grows up from his childhood into this teenage years. He realizes that his wishes could come true through his actions and what he does for others.

| by Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth

When Minna expresses interest in stars, her mother suggests she invite a few friends to a star party, including a special dinner, a trip to the new Star Space at the children's Museum, and star-gazing.

| by Herbert, Barbara

Two children and their mother discuss what is the greatest treasure? The children believe that it is the riches and gold. The mother relates the story of Gamal and how the spirit of the cave showed Gamal that water is truly the greatest treasure.

| by Rockwell, Anne

Children really like snowmen, fish, bubble bath, goodnight kisses, lullabies, and many other things that excite the five senses. Each page is filled with the things children like to do, wear, feel, eat, and play.

| by Simon, Norma

Manuel is a Puerto Rican child living in a large American city. Follow along with him throughout the day as various situations arise and Manuel asks, What do I say?. All of his questions and answers are offered in English and Spanish.

| by McGrath, Babra Barbieri

Learn to count using Cheerios. First, count from one to ten then count in groups of ten. A different fruit accompanies the cereal on each page.

| by Fleming, Denise

Mama cat's daily routine includes washing her paws, chasing leaves, sharpening her claws, and taking naps. Two of her kittens, Fluffy and Skinny, follow this same routine with her. Meanwhile, Boris is napping. When Mama cat and the other two kittens nap, Boris washes his paws, sharpens his claws, chases leaves, pounces on Mama cat while Fluffy and Skinny fall back to sleep.

| by Gay, Marie-Louise

Stella and Sam spend the day at the sea. Sam has never been before so he asks Stella plenty of questions. Stella tells her brother all about starfish, moon shells, sharks, and sea monsters. Then Sam finally gets in the water.

| by Graham, Bob

Max is the son of the legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt. His family has high expectations for him to follow in their footsteps and become a superhero too. Now he just needs to learn how to fly. After many persistent tries, Max still can't keep himself off the ground. His family is supportive and determined to get him to fly. Will this confidence be enough to help him fly like the birds?

| by Carle, Eric

The very clumsy click beetle goes for a walk and accidently falls onto his back. The wise old click beetle sees him struggling and demonstrates how he can flip back to his feet. The clumsy click beetle tries and tries but cannot master it until he's about to get stepped on. He narrowly avoids the foot and saves his own life.

| by Stanley, Diane

The town sheriff adopts eight orphans to save them from the mean Ms. Stump, but there are a few problems. Pa is not too good at cooking and his cleaning is quite shabby. The orphans one wish is for him to get married. One of the orphans, Sweetness, believes a letter that arrived in the mail is the answer.
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