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Ahlberg, Allan
Grandma calls in her three grandchildren to tell a story. A boy, a girl, and their baby brother all shrink until they can sneak out of the house unnoticed. They move into a snail house for a day where they have adventures with an earthquake, a disappearing baby, and a scary bird. After the adventures, they thank the snail and return home to become their normal size.

Alarcon, Karen Beaumont
Louella Mae has disappeared and her family goes on a wild search around the farm to find her. At the end, not only is her location discovered, but also the fact that Louella Mae is really a pig!

Anderson, C.W.
Billy and his pony, Blaze, ride off for a day in the woods together. They get lost in the woods and they need to find their way home before the storm.

Arnold, Tedd
Fly guy comes home to find that Buzz is on a picnic with his parents. Fly guy is hungry, so he decides to find his family's picnic location by searching for his favorite brown, oozy, lumpy, smelly food. After coming across many food thatfit part of the decription, he finally find his favorite food and the picnic.

Arnold, Tedd
A pet fly follows Buzz and his parents on vacation. Throughout the trip the parents continue to worry that Fly Guy is lost, but always find him hiding in inconspicuous places. As it turns out, Buzz's parents get lost and have to rely on Fly Guy to save the day.

Asch, Frank
Bear and Little Bird play a game of hide-and-seek. Later in the evening, Bear plays a game with the moon.

Babbit, Natalie
A baby born with the destiny of marrying a princess is brought by the King and thrown into the river to prevent a possible marriage with his newborn daughter. Rescued by a loving couple, the boy grows up and meets the King once again. The Kings plan to kill the young man backfires again and the young man marries the princess. As a test, the King sends the new prince to steal the golden hairs off the devil's head. In a surprise ending, the prince prevails, but the King is not so lucky.

Banks, Kate
A tiger is afraid to close his eyes and go to sleep because of the darkness. His mom tells him all the things he can see in his sleep and assures him she will protect him.

Barklem, Jill
A little mouse, Primrose, goes berry picking all by herself. Soon, it begins to get dark and she cannot find her way home. Her parents are worried and go looking for her. When they find Primrose, they take her home to her comfy bed.

Bemelmans, Ludwig
Madeline goes to a Gypsy circus and is led astray. The other school girls follow and they get wrapped up in the excitement that they forget about home and school. The girls return home at the end.

Benchley, Nathaniel
Oscar, an otterhas a slide that gets blocked by a beaver and he has to make a new slide. He is told not to make a slide in the mountains, but instead of listening he makes the slide up in a mountain far from home. A fox watches Oscar and chases him down the mountain, until he runs safely into his home.

Benchley, Nathaniel
A young chick is taken from his home. His mother's friend, the wise owl, tries to find out who took Arthur. The owl finally finds Arthur in a cage on the way to the petting zoo and brings him back to his mother.

Berger, Barbara Helen
Mother Moon is looking for her lost child who is floating in the sea. As she cries for her lost child, Mother Moon's tears become falling stars. A group of otters swimming near the bay begin to play with the falling stars. The sparkle from those stars lead Mother Moon to her son.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
Monster and the little boy see an ad in the newspaper that reads モTOY SALE TODAY!ヤ Together, they bicycle to the store. On their journey, they are very helpful to others. Monster and the little boy serve as policemen to direct traffic, and as mangers at the toy store. They are so busy that they run out of time to shop for their own toys. Everyone is grateful for their unselfish behavior.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
Monster and his friend, the little boy, head to the museum. When they get there, they see ships, cars, trains, and dinosaurs. The boy is so engrossed in the artifacts that he doesn't realize he lost monster. Luckily, the policeman helps the boy find monster who is hiding amongst the dinosaurs.

Bliss, Corinne Denias
Nikolai shipped his last carved matryoshka from Russia to a toy store in America. While on display, one of the six dolls gets bumped from the shelf and begins a great adventure away from her sisters. She survived the snow, the stream, a bird, and a cat before being found by the very girl who had bought her sisters, and they were all together once again.

Booth, Barbara
Mandy, a hearing-impaired girl, spends time at her grandmother's house. On a walk in the woods, her grandmother's precious pin is lost. Mandy goes out alone in a storm that night to find the pin.

Brunhoff, Laurent de
Babar, his family, and cousin Arthur go on vacation. Arthur sneaks off to find adventure. After parachuting off a plain, Arthur is lost. Many animals try to help Arthur find his way home.

Burns, Marilyn
A triangle gets bored doing the same old thing every day. He decides to take up a different shape, so he visits the shapeshifter to add on a few more angles. After a life of being a quadrilateral, pentagon and hexagon, the shape returns to its old self of being a triangle.

Byfield, Barbara Ninde
A small town has a mystery to solve. The town's churchbell is haunted. With teamwork, the town solves the mystery and make a sad, lost hermit very happy.

Cannon, Janell
After being separated from Mother Bat, Stellaluna falls into a nest of baby birds. The family of birds adopt Stellaluna as one of their own, while Stellaluna does her best to eat bugs without making faces, sleep during the night, and stop hanging upside down. In the end, Stellaluna rejoins her mother.

Carle, Eric
A little boy looks everywhere for his cat, and in the meantime finds cats from many different countries.

Carrick, Carol
Christopher goes on a field trip with his class to an aquarium. They take the subway there, but on the way back Christopher gets pushed off the train and lost. Eventually, he finds a policeman who helps him go home.

Chorao, Kay
A young girl who loses everything is challenged by her mother on a shopping trip not to lose anything. She keeps track of things until someone gives her an apple and she puts down her dinosaur friend. She finds later that she put him in a bag and he was not lost at all.

Conrad, Pam
Tub child finds his grandpa asleep under the radiator. Then, the whole tub family works to wake him up. Then, Grandmother and Grandfather reunite with a dance.

Cordsen, Carol Foskett
A milkman delivers eggs, milk and ice cream to various people in a small community. While on his route, he discovers a sign that says lost dog. He begins to look for the dog along the way.

Cowen-Fletcher, Jane
Young Yemi's responsibility is to look after her brother, Kokou, while at the market with her mother. Yemi quickly loses sight of her brother, but Kokou is safe with the neighbors in the community. Yemi learns that It takes a village to raise a family.

Crews, Nina
Have you ever been bored on a rainy day?Follow these two young girls on an exciting adventure with their imaginations and a magic map. Just as the magical map ends their rainy day doldrums, their mother tells them the sun is out and it's time to go to the park.

Cyrus, Kurt
A lone sardine attempting to find its school leads an exploration of the sea and its many inhabitants. Use of poetry captures the attention and imagination on the sardine's journey.

D'Amico, Carmela
Suki does not act the same way as the other bunnies. He is loud and always excited to play and explore. One day his curiosity takes him out into a new world and he gets lost. In the end it is his loud voice that helps him find his way back home.

D'Aulaire, Ingri//D'Aulaire, Edgar
Foxie's master always teases her with a bone instead of feeding her. She follows her master to the city and gets lost. In her new home she gets fed well and she performs. Later, she becomes homesick and goes home to her original master.

Daly, Niki
Joe loves the beach. He likes splashing his mom and playing in the sand. He doesn't like the big waves though. He would rather pretend to be in the water. When Joe's pretending game tosses him overboard, he becomes scared. A friendly lifeguard helps him find his parents and everyone is happy again.

Davis, Jack E.
On a rainy first day at Camp Granada, a young camper writes home to "Muddah" and "Faddah" to ask them to let him leave the difficult place. The lyrics of this camp song is a letter from camp with all the jokes aside.

De Beer, Hans
Lars, a little polar bear, gets caught in a fish net and gets thrown on board of a ship. He meets a cat, Nemo, and goes to the city. Nemo and his other friends help Lars find his way back to the North Pole.

dePaola, Tomie
Bill and Pete are best friends who leave the Nile in search for Pete's cousin, Little Jane Allison Crocodile. Little Jane has been stolen and taken to the United States. Bill and Pete get separated when Pete helps a rich lady retrieve her purse. Bill joins forces with alligators from the swamp to save cousin Jane- just as Pete escapes the rich lady!

Dorian, Marguerite
Alli, the alligator has a toothache, but does not want to go to the dentist. His friends and the zoo director decide that his toothache will not go away with their home remedies, so he should see a dentist.

Eastman, P.D.
A baby bird hatched out of the egg and found no mother in the nest. The bird went out searching for his mother. After asking various animals, the bird returns to the nest where his mother is waiting to give him a worm. Written in Spanish and English.

Ernst, Lisa Campbell
Stella Louella cannot seem to find her library book that is due at 5:00 All day, she tracks down its whereabouts along with others in the community who have seen the book along its trip. Find out where the book ends up.

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.

Flack, Marjorie//Wiese, Kurt
To avoid getting a spanking for being the last duck to cross the bridge, Ping stayed overnight on the river bank. He loses his family and is captured by a little boy. He is held hostage on the little boy's boat. Finally the little boy sets Ping free and he is reunited with his family.

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!

Freeman, Don
A dog named Hugo is a rescue dog for skiers. One day, Hugo finds a lost skier and brings him to safety.

Freeman, Don
A dove and a turtle meet. They are separated by a terrible storm. The dove has a family, but her life is not complete until she finds her friend. She and her family search and find the turtle and his new family.

Gauch, Patricia Lee//Primavera, Elise
When Christina's family goes to visit her mom and new baby sister, Christina makes a train out of boxes and baskets for her teddy bears. She travels around the block. Just when she thinks she may be lost, her father comes to get her.

Geraghty, Paul
Jamina goes looking for honey in the bush with her grandfather. She hopes to see an elephant, but her grandfather tells her that it is not likely since the hunters have come. Jamina tells her grandfather that she wants to be a hunter. When she helps a little elephant whose mother was shot by hunters, she realizes she never wants to be a hunter.

Gerstein, Mordicai
May gets lost and is found by her Aunt Jane. She is informed that she has a father and trys to find him.

Goodall, John S.
Jacko, the monkey, runs away from his organ-grinder master. He takes a journey on a ship out to sea.

Goode, Diane
After arriving in the Paris train station, the two young children lose their mother while she goes looking for her lost hat. A young man helps them search for their mother and eventually returns to the the trainstation to find her.

Grossman, Bill
Little Tommy is left at the grocery store and mistaken for items in the store. Finally his mom comes back to get him.

Hall, Marie Ets
Young Oley, the harbor seal, is separated from his mother near the shore and ends up on display in the Midwest. Oley soon grows homesick and is set free. However, before Oley is able to be reunited with his mother, he accidently causes everyone to think he is a sea monster.