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Brisson, Pat
Annabelle Applegate had Tap-dance fever. Her feet are constantly on the move, tapping everywhere she goes. The townsfolk are very aggrevated by her dancing. However, once tourists come to hear and see her tao-dance with the rattlesnakes, the townsfolk believe she was an asset to the community.

Rosoff, Meg
Borris, Morris, Horace, and Doris are wild boars. They lack manners and kindness. Do not try to be friends with them because all they will do is cause trouble.

Barrett, Judi
Wouldn't it be silly if animals wore clothing? It would probably make the lives of animals much more difficult. Enjoy exactly why clothes for animals are completely unnecessary. Would you want your new dress ruined by your porcupine quills?

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur longs to be his pen pal's big brother, so they can wrestle and do karate. He does not like having to jump rope with his little sister. But one day, he learns something very surprising about his pen pal.

Smith, Raymond//Schoenheimer, Henry
A little girl tells so many lies about sharks being around that people finally didn't believe her. When she shouted shark and no one believed her, a man is killed by a shark.

Noble, Trinka Hakes
Jimmy and his classmates go on a trip to a farm. The trip is boring until Jimmy takes out his boa constrictor to meet the farm animals. The farm turns into total chaos. In all the rush to get back on the bus, Jimmy forgets his boa constrictor. Jimmy is not left without a pet because there was a pig left on the bus.

Van Allsburg, Chris
A young boy's dream of being the greatest sailor brings him to ruin when he misuses his ability to sail his boat above land.

Weatherford, Carole Boston
Wendell O. Scott made history as the only black driver to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National division. Using secondhand Fords that he fixed up in his garage, he competed in five hundred races in NASCAR'S top division. This is the story of a man who worked full time while racing on the side. A man who didn't just dust the competition, he blazed the trail.

Wild, Margaret
It is an exciting time for eight good friends as a birthday slumber party turns into an all night adventure. A frog named Cannibal, a mouse named Curly, and a yellow monkey make this night a night to remember.

Donaldson, Julia
A cunning mouse is able to deceive a fox, owl, and a snake into thinking he has a gruffalo as a friend. Things look bad for the mouse when the gruffalo actually appears and wants him for a meal. Using his wits, the mouse is able to convince the gruffalo that he, the mouse, is the scariest creature in the woods.

Lithgow, John
A young boy sneaks off from a school field trip. He is left in the history museum overnight where he discovers his classmates, family, and acquaintances take on new forms.

Cooper, Helen
Bridget ate a biscuit, but it was a dog biscuit. Her babysitter, Mrs. Blair, found out and told her she would turn into a dog. The rest of the day, Bridget could feel things changing and she even starts acting like a dog, but even her mom did not notice. During the night, she goes out and plays with other dogs and is finally happy about eating the dog biscuit until she thinks about her family. She starts howling, until she finds herself back in her bed with her mom by her side. When she confesses, her mom assures her Mrs. Blair was teasing and the next day Mrs. Blair agrees and gives her human treats instead!

Devlin, Jane
Hattie had a reputation for being bad. All her school classmates love her because she does exciting bad things, but her parents don't agree. When her friends aren't allowed to play with her anymore, she decides to be good. But just when she is about to get an award for the Best-Behaved Child ever, she does something that shocks everyone.

DeGroat, Diane
It's April Fool's Day so Gilbert is excited to trick his friends. Throughout the day, his friends keep on tricking him, but he can't seem to trick anyone else. Gilbert doesn't give up though: he has one more trick in mind. The rest of the afternoon, he's extra nice to Lewis. Lewis gets so nervous about what Gilbert's trick is, the other classmates manage to trick him. At the end of the day, Lewis finds out Gilbert didn't have a trick after all. He had been tricked!

Angelou, Maya
Thandi, an eight-year-old Ndebele girl who lives in a village in South Africa with her mother, aunts, sisters, and mischievous younger brother, shares her secrets with her best friend, a chicken.

Bee, William
Billy is a very difficult child. Billy's father tries to please him by showing him the world's curliest trumpet, bounciest castle and smokiest train. He even takes Billy to the edge of outer space, but all Billy can say is whatever. In the end, Billy will get a taste of his own medicine.

Siegelson, K.
Raised by his grandmother Twi, a young boy named Mentu learns of the toils and tragedies of slavery and how one day he too will have to be strong in the cotton fields. As Mentu grows, Twi shares her talks of living in Africa through the use of drums. When Twi's spirit calls her home to Africa, Mentu's day to be strong arrives.

Rey, H.A.
Curious George, a monkey from Africa, receives a new bicycle from a man who wears a yellow hat. He has many interesting adventures on his new bike, including riding into a rock when he watches boats travel down the river.

Rodgers, Mary
As Simon and his family are having breakfast one morning, Simon's parents talk about a horrible child they know. Simon begins to wonder what this horrible child could have done. He imagines all kinds of trouble the boy could have caused. Simon begins to appreciate the delicious breakfast he is eating instead of complaining about it.

Winthrop, Elizabeth
Every night a monster comes into Maggie's room and messes it up. Maggie asks the monster what she wants and the monster tells Maggie that she is looking for her mother. Maggie helps the monster find her mother in the hall closet.

Dunrea, Olivier
Ben Salem worships his older sister, Eppie M., and will do anything she proposes. Since Eppie M. knows the effect she has on her brother, the things she proposes are off-the-wall. Ben ends up in some ludicrous situations.

Stevenson, James
A friendly witch, Emma, is tormented by two mean witches, Dolores and Lavinia. Emma and her clever friends find a way to get sweet revenge.

McKissack, Patricia C.
Monkey-Monkey needs help to build a new house. Hyena is the only one that offers a hand to help. But Hyena is always playing tricks. Just wait though. Monkey-Monkey has a trick of his own.

Ungerer, Tomi
Piper, a young cat, acts out at home and at school because he is sick of being treated like a baby. He and his mother get into a big fight because Piper's mom kisses him too much.

Cresswell, Helen
Curious and energetic Emma is constantly being scolded by her mother who forgets what it is like to be a child. Her grandma comes and tells stories about how bad Emma's mom used to be. Emma feels better.

Walker, Alice
Johnny loses his green stone because of his mean behavior. The entire community helps him look for it, but he finally realizes that he, alone, can find it.

Steig, William
Rotten Island is the dwelling place for horrible monsters. It is full of bad and ugly things--and one beautiful flower.

Krensky, Stephen
Lionel returns to school, meets his new teacher, rakes leaves with a friend, and goes trick-or-treating on Halloween. During these adventures, Lionel learns some new things about himself.

Brisson, Pat
A father and his daughter plant a garden every year, and every year she hears the story of how the ritual started. When her father was ten, he and some friends destroyed a neighbor's garden. In the father's guilt, he makes amends with the neighbor and gains a friend.

Jackson, Jean
A loving, but hungry easy chair follows Mrs. Piccolo to the grocery store to purchase some cheese puffs. A few obstacles attempt to stop the chair from purchasing the cheese puffs, so the chair decides to swallow people to accomplish its task. Will the people from the chair ever get out?

McPhail, David
A little boy takes his first airplane fight until his teddy bear disrupts the trip.

Bunting, Eve
James and Isaac sneak out at night while their mother is at work, seeking acceptance into a club of boys. When this situation puts himself and his brother in danger, James decides he's better off without the gang.

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.

Stevenson, James
When Warren comes for a brief visit, he acts like his great-uncle and proves even more difficult to get along with.

Rice, Eve
Follow the Fox, the Lion, and other animals through the various lessons of life. Aesop's Fables teach many lessons about being clever and playing the fool.

Wahl, Jan
Rabbits skate into all sorts of mischief. They go over bridges, down hills, and through water as they dodge the police and end up at Championship Skate Night.

Willard, Nancy
The apprentice of an old and wise sorcerer misuses the powers of magic and suffers the consequences. Unable to control the sorcerer's magic, the apprentice soon finds herself overwhelmed by the spell she has cast.

Marshall, James
Joe and Spud start school. The assistant principal doesn't like them and watches them at all times. When things start getting out of hand, the only ones who can help him are Mary Frances and Big Al!

Ness, Evaline
A girl learns the difference between real and make-believe through trouble caused by her own pretending.

Martin, Bill Jr.
A pumpkin is picked from its patch on Halloween Eve to guard its picker and keep the foolies away. However, strange things start to happen and the jack-o-lantern turns out to be the leader of the foolies.

Ormerod, Jan
Polly wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to play with her pillow. Polly and her pillow play and dance with other pillows in the house and then a pillow fight breaks out. Polly's feelings get hurt, but the other pillows make sure she is okay.

dePaola, Tomie
Big Anthony steals Strega Nona's magic ring and wishes to be handsome. Be ready for a surprise when he realizes it's more of a hassle than fun.

Harper, Jo
Jalapeno Hal is a cowboy who is the roughest and toughest man in all of Texas. Hal and his friend Kit have a plan to get the whole town hopping.

Himmelman, John
A boy dreams of perfect parents who would let him do whatever he would like to do. He tells a very wild story about what happens if he was in charge of the house

Fox, Mem
Harriet is a very busy little girl. She loves to play and be silly. When she makes messes in the house, her mother does not know what to do with her. Harriet spills her juice, drips paint on the floor, and dribbles jam on her pants. What will Harriet do next?How will her mom react?

Kahl, Virginia
A dutch and dutchess have thirteen girls and a robber baron decides to take the girls for rewards. But as he takes care of the girls, he realizes how much work and trouble they are and will give anything for them to take their children back.

Paterson, Katherine
A very mean cow named Rosie is sold by her owners. Five-year-old Marvin gets extremely upset when his parents move.

Marshall, James
Spud Jenkins and Joe Turner are a couple of boys who have wild imaginations, create chaos through their neighborhood, help a girl get some toys and start off on the wrong foot with the assistant principal.

Parish, Herman
Amelia Bedelia is a maid who is not quite together. She misunderstands everything she is told to do, always with hysterical results. What will happen if Mr. Rogers lets her test drive his car?

Wood, Audrey
Being too embarrassed to ride her old bike, a little girl schemes to get a new bike. But her family works together to fix up her old bike without having to buy the new one.