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| by Peacock, Carol Antoinette

Elizabeth is a young Chinese girl who has been adopted by an American family. Elizabeth begins to question her adoption and wonders why her mommy in China did not keep her. Elizabeth's mother explains the adoption to her and loves that she has a mother who is far away and one who is close.

| 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 Curtis, Gavin

Reginald loves playing the violin. His father only has time to worry about the Duke's losing streak. Reginald passionately plays the violin to improve the baseball team's losing streak. Find out what else Reginald's love for the violin improves.

| by Hoberman, Mary Ann

Travel beyond the waterspout -- out into the garden, pond, brook, shoe store, and even the park with this determined spring-loving spider. Sing the all-time classic tune or just read with rhythm!This book will catch you in its colorful web and keep you on your toes as you advance beyond the traditional limits.

| by Zolotow, C.//Lobel, A.

The inclement weather causes a father to be in a bad mood. He takes his feelings out on the mother, then the mother takes it out on the children. The quarreling continues with other characters, but is resolved at the end of the book.

| by Zolotow, C.

A mother reflects about her trip to Paris as she shows her daughter beautifully enlarged photos of her favorite places.

| by Schwartz, Amy

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a newborn baby?Listen to the thoughts of this baby as he talks about all the different places he likes to go. Where does he like to sleep?

| by Purdy, Carol

A pioneer woman named Iva Dunnit tries to save her house from the Big Wind. Her children use their wits and work with their mother to save their property from the wind storm.

| by Voigt, Cynthia

Rosie's four adventures are quite eventful for a dog that loves chaos.

| by Steig, William

Yorick considers his brother, Charles, to be a first rate pain. When Yorick concocts a potion that shrinks himself to the size of a peanut, Charles takes care of him and struggles to find an antidote before their parents return.

| by Johnston, Tony

At midnight, Nicholas Greebe dies. The following day he is buried by his family. However, a small dog digs around his grave and runs off with one of Nicholas Greebe's bones!This upsets Nicholas. His ghost decides to haunt his family until the missing bone is returned.

| by Waddell, Martin

After Tom's mother brings her new baby home, friends and family bring over lots of teddy bears for the new baby. Soon there are so many teddy bears that there is no room left for Tom to sit with mom and the baby. Tom's mother reassures Tom that there is always a place for Tom.

| by Zolotow, C.

A little boy who lives in the country asks his mother what a park is like.

| by Zolotow, C.

A little boy wishes he had a father. He tells his mother all the things he would do with his father if he were there.

| by Tejima, Keizaburo

Father Owl hunts for fish at nightfall to feed his hungry family.

| by Hoban, Julia

It is a windy fall day in the park. Amy plays on the swings and flies a kite.

| 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 Fassler, Joan

Ellen's mother goes away on a business trip leaving her alone with her father. Ellen and her father have a very good time being together while the mother is away. Ellen decides she wants to marry somebody just like her daddy when she grows up.

| by Coerr, Eleanor

Ariel almost causes her famous mother to lose a balloon race and then helps her to win.

| by Yorinks, A.

Louis inherits his father's meat store after he dies. Louis never like meat and prefers fish. He eventually turns into a fish himself.
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