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| by Polacco, Patricia

A young boy eating at a restaruant notices a bee on a tree and drops his book on the ground which causes the waiter to trip and tip his tray. One event leads to another as the mess gets worse and worse. Drinks are spilled, a man falls onto the dessert tray and a pot full of spaghetti falls onto a cat. All of this chaos occurs because a bee landed on a tree!

| by Tchana, Katrin Hyman//Pami, Louise Tchana

Toto and Big Mami go to market for a day of shopping. Oh, no, Toto! the villagers cry when Toto Gourmond, the lovable, terrible two year old, sees food. Everything he sees he wants to eat!

| by Carle, Eric

The Duke and Duchess love the sweet rolls prepared by Walter the Baker each morning. One morning, an accident forces Walter to change his recipe which results in a bad tasting sweet roll. In order to stay in the kingdom, the Duke orders Walter to create a roll through which the rising sun can shine three times, be made from one piece of dough, and taste good. In his effort to please the Duke and Duchess, and to prevent being banished from his homeland, Walter creates the pretzel.

| by Parish, Peggy

Amelia Bedelia works as a maid for the Rogers and she is always gets things mixed up. For example, she removes spots in Mrs. Roger's dress by cutting them out. In the end, she makes a hot apple pie which impresses the family despite her mistakes.

| by Robins, Joan

Addie is reluctant to befriend her new neighbor Max, expecially after they run into each other when riding bikes. Eventually Addie's mom sets up a luncheon between the two of them. Addie begins to like Max and they become friends.

| by Horvath, Betty

Charlie devotes every Saturday to playing baseball. This Saturday his cousin Josephine comes to visit and his mother insists that he entertain her.

| by Matura, Mustapha

Cayal loves jumping. He jumps everywhere. One day, he jumps to the moon where he meets a moon man and has tea with him. When he is tired, he jumps home.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Jayson explains how having diabetes effects his day, but doesn't stop him from doing what other kids do. Like most kids, Jayson loves to play at recess and take part in gym class.

| by Ballard, Robin

A little girl copes with moving to a new house with mama and papa. Before they leave for the new house, the girl says good-bye to the old house and all the rooms in it. When they arrive at the new house, she decides the change is not as bad as she thought.

| by Martin, CLG

After making veterinary rounds with her grandfather, Junie Mae realizes that money and curly hair are not the most important thing in life when she sees how her grandfather is paid in food.

| by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

A man and his wife set off in their wagon to go to the market. On the way there the husband is very rude and impatient to everyone he comes across on the trip. During the trip, the man's wife tells her husband how much she would love to have some strawberries from the market but he tells her to stop complaining. At the market, the husband exchanges his fish for flour and his wife is very upset and doesn't talk to him on the way home. The next trip to market, the husband is friendly to everyone he meets and buys a big basket of strawberries for his wife. He thinks everyone else has changed, not…

| by Stadler, John

Mrs. Calamari moves into a new apartment and the landlord tells her No cats allowed! Mrs. Calamari is not about to put her cats out on the street, she'll have to think of something. Mrs. Calamari and her cats become friends to the landlord and he accepts them.

| by Ormerod, Jan

Three families come together every day of the week to do activities help each other out. Some observe activities, do chores with others, or run errands with their friends. With so many people doing things together it is hard to keep track of who's whose!

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Moving see-through plastic cards reveal a variety of fruits and vegetables, which have smiles and frowns on them.

| by Hoban, Tana

A rabbit is looking for something and the reader follows him through the forest until he finds his treasure - carrots.

| by Spurr, Elizabeth

The richest and fattest man in the world wants the biggest cake for his birthday. He only thinks of himself and ignores the young children in the village. He finally learns what it means to be rich.

| by 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.

| by Tobias, Tobi

Rachel and her grandmother prepare for a special dinner guest, Sophie, who is grandmother's oldest friend. They go through a lot of work to make sure everything is perfect.

| by Munsch, Robert

Moira's birthday wish is to have a party with all of the kids in the school from kindergarten to sixth grade. She orders 200 pizzas and 200 birthday cakes. What will her parents do?

| by Choi, Sook Nyul

Yunmi's grandmother moves from Korea to New York City and is not used to American traditions. Yunmi worries that other people will make fun of her grandmother.
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