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| by Goble, Paul

An arrogant Indian loses his horse. While he is looking for his horse, he goes duck hunting and fools the ducks long enough to kill them. Because he does not like noises, he tries to stop two trees from creaking. While he does this, he becomes stuck and a wolf eats the Indian's ducks.

| by Lenski, Lois

Cowboy Small takes care of his horse Cactus and rides him around the ranch. He does jobs like fixing the fence and rounding up the cows.

| by Hoban, Russell

It's France's bedtime but she isn't very tired, so she makes up an alphabet song, imagines a tiger, sees a giant, and learns that the wind has a job before she falls asleep.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

| by Hewitt, Kathryn

Noah builds a boat to sail two of every animal for forty days and forty nights. It starts out as a pleasure trip until the rain becomes a problem. All the animals fight but in the end, they learn a valuable lesson never to be forgotten again.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

Honeypot Bear and Commodore Mouse set sail to visit the La-di-da Hare on the Island of Oh. Upon arriving, the duo is greeted warmly by the Hare who insists they wear native Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts!Bear and Mouse have so much fun together that they decide to stay with the La-di-da Hare and together admire the beauty of the Island of Oh.

| by Margolis, Richard J.

As big bear catches a fish to eat, the fish says he will grant him three wishes if bear does not eat him. On his third wish, the bear wishes for a friend, then realizes the fish is his friend and he cannot eat him.

| by Hellsing, Lennart

Little Bear and Big Bear bite on a seed when eating. They go out and decide to plant the seed. It grows and grows. Then it becomes their home. The bears enjoy some wild adventures together as their relationship grows stronger and stronger.

| by Degen, Bruce

A boy and his bear friend love berries. They rhyme about berry picking while walking in the forest and decide what they are going to do with their berries.

| by du Bois, William Pene

At Koala Park, grasshoppers are eating all of the food. The koala bears are without food and don't know what to do. They get help from the kangaroos and find circus equipment. They put on a show.

| by McCloskey, Robert

Little Sal is picking blueberries with her mom and she wanders off. She finds a bear who is looking for her baby. The bear and Sal wander around together to help the bear find her baby and Sal find her mom.

| by Riddell, Chris

When a young boy encounters a harmless playful bear, the two become best friends. They go back to Ben's house and eat lunch, dance, and clean up their mess. Then the bear goes home and tells the boy that they will have lunch at his house the next day.

| by Day, Alexandra

Frank and Ernest run Mrs. Miller's diner for a few days while she is out of town. Mrs. Miller is nervous at first because there is a lot of responsiblity in running a diner. Frank and Ernest do a great job and have a lot of fun too.

| by Turkle, Brinton

This picture book illustrates a story similar to that of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When a little girl and her parents go out, a bear goes into their house and eats their food, sits on their chairs, and sleeps in their beds. (wordless book)

| by Gundersheimer, Karen

A tiny person plays with different objects as she learns about colors.

| by Marino, Dorothy

Buzzy Bear is determined to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, despite what everyone has told him. In his mind, he finds the treasure - it is a tree full of honey.

| by Briggs, Raymond

One night while Tilly is sleeping a bear comes into her room. The next morning Tilly tells her parents about the bear, but they don't think the bear is real. Tilly takes care of the bear all through the day. While Tilly is sleeping, the bear exits through the window to return back to his home.

| by Bang, Molly

From morning until bedtime, a child plays with toys to experience one fine day of activities.

| by Hautzig, Deborah

Little witch is punished because she has been too good. She has to stay home on Halloween night. But by staying home, she makes new friends and has very nice time by giving her new friends rides on her broomstick.

| by Hoban, Russell

Frances, the badger, likes only one kind of food, jam on toast. After two days, she tries a different food after observing her friends' lunches at school.
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