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| by Geringer, Laura

A young girl's mother brings her breakfast to her at the kitchen table. When the mother leaves, the girl's imagination goes wild. She imagines there are many different animals in the kitchen with her during breakfast. When her mother reappears, all of the animals seem to disappear except for the cow.

| by Hague, Kathleen

A bear introduces each letter of the alphabet by describing the letters in a rhyme from A to Z.

| by Lionni, Leo

Three frogs live together by a pond. One of them finds an egg. When the egg hatches, the three frogs believe that the animal is a chicken.

| by Lewis, Thomas P.

Someone is trying to get people to leave Mutt's Motel and it is up to Mr. Sniff with the help of Andy Mutt to figure out who. After finding many clues, Mr.Sniff deduces that it was Andy Mutt. The motive was that Andy wanted his own room.

| by Porte, Barbara Ann

Harry gets a dog from a neighbor who is moving. The dog cannot stay at Harry's house because his father is allergic to dogs. Harry's aunt offers to keep the dog at her house for Harry to visit. Harry ends up buying his father a fish.

| by Stanek, Muriel

A child is being physically abused by her alcoholic mother at home. A school nurse discovers it and sees that both of them get help.

| by Bauer, Caroline, Feller

My mom travels all the time. I miss her, but sometimes it is fun-we get to go to the airport, and when she comes back, she brings us neat presents. My mom misses a lot of fun-like when our dog had puppies and, when I was in the school play-but that just makes seeing her when she comes home more fun!

| by Wong, Janet S.

Follow a boy along as he observes all the buzz that the morning routine brings.

| by Radunsky, Vladimir//Radunsky, Eugenia

Three brothers, Yuck, Yucka-Druck, and Yucka-Drucka-Droni, are very different but get along just fine. They meet three sisters, Zippa, Zippa Drippa, and Zippa-Drippa-Limpomponi who make the brothers very happy. The brothers each marry one of the sisters and they then each have one child. The families live together in a big house with a cat, a dog, a pig, and a frog.

| by McCaughrean, Geraldine

A family tries to recuperate after a war in which they lose their father and their home. The children meet and help an old man take care of a sickly cherry tree. As the tree grows and begins to blossom, so does the village and its people.

| by Adoff, Arnold

This is one little boy's story of coming to accept his age. He feels inferior to his big ten year old sister and he longs to be old like her. It is not until he talks to his grandmother and sees his grandfather's grave that he realizes that life at any age is hard.

| by Ormsby, Virginia

Julio has just moved to the United States and does not speak English. At school he always causes trouble. When the school realizes his parents did not come to the United States with him, they have a fundraiser so that he can call home.

| 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 Pinkney, Brian

Jo Jo is worried about her flying sidekick test in Tae Kwon Do. Her grandfather and mother give her advice but she is still worried. When the test begins, she freezes. But then she realizes just what to do.

| by Steptoe, John

A young African American boy feels jealous and angry when his mother accepts a new babysitting job for a younger child. It is only until the boy moves away that he realizes how much fun he had with him.

| by Wyeth, Sharon

A girl does not get to see her father often and she misses him very much. One summer at her grandparents' farm, she and her three brothers spend some very nice moments with their father. She realizes that no matter where he is, he will always be her father and loves her.

| by Patrick, Denise Lewis

A little girl's Grandmama brings her a new pair of red dancing shoes. She is so excited she dances all around town showing them to everyone she knows.

| by Caines, J.

A little boy wants a lunchbox very badly. He feels sad because he can't have one until he starts school like his sister. In the end, his father surprises him with a lunchbox.

| by Mennen, Ingrid

A young boy looks at the stars and the sun as it warms his father's land. His mother has a new baby and his father explains that he is his papa too. Then he shows the boy his own moon and star.

| by Schroeder, Alan

Louis Armstrong loves to watch the musicians play jazz music. He dreams of playing the cornet someday just like Bunk Johnson who plays in the Eagle Band. One day, Louis spots a cornet in a pawn shop and discovers that it costs five dollars. Louis works very hard for two weeks earning money any way that he can. Once the cornet is his, Louie begins living out his dream of becoming a musician.
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