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| by Hoban, Russell

Tom finds that Captain Najork is not as hard to beat at games after all. Tom wins at more than games.

| by Lillegard, Dee

Five times a young girl throws her ball into the sky. With each throw, her imagination grows more and more as her ball travels to different parts of the world where it encounters various people and animals. On her last throw, the ball strikes a star and the girl makes a delightful wish.

| by Halliman, P. K.

Kids like to play as a team no matter what they do -- football, soccer, baseball and all kinds of sports. When they're done playing, it doesn't matter who wins or loses as long as they all had a great time while they were playing. Join these kids in their fun-filled day of teamwork.

| by Reiser, Lynn

Ruby and Beryl are best friends. They spend an afternoon in the park using their imaginations, proving that best friends really do think alike.

| by Stevenson, James

Hubert and his family go on vacation to a beach. Hubert expects to play with other youngsters, but there are none. He never expects a grown-up could be fun too!

| by Udry, Janice May

Laura Linda was not happy with anything she had. She wished she had a perfect little girl to play with in her tree house and yellow house next door. Finally, a little boy moved in next door and invited her to play in his treehouse if he could swing on her tree.

| by Yolen, Jane

Janine's father goes off to World War II. She wonders why her mother is so upset. Janine spends the day playing with her cousin in Chesapeake Bay where she learns the secrets of near and far. Two years later her father returns and she shares her secrets with him.

| by D'Amico, Carmela

Suki does not act the same way as the other bunnies. He is loud and always excited to play and explore. One day his curiosity takes him out into a new world and he gets lost. In the end it is his loud voice that helps him find his way back home.

| by Schaefer, Carole Lexa

Lily and Gram can't believe how much snow has fallen in October. Lily and her friend, Jesse, have a wonderful time rolling around in the snow and building a snowman. When they run out of snow for the snowman's head, Lily and Jesse go to Gram's vegetable patch and find a snow pumpkin with a face. The snowman eventually melts, but the pumpkin remains smiling on Gram and Jesse's window sill.

| by Cohen, Miriam

A first grade class spends their last day of school at the beach. They are afraid of going onto second grade, but the teacher assures them it will be fun. When they go home for the summer, they are excited about what the next school year may bring.

| by Creech, Sharon

Mr. Keeene knows he has a fine school with great teachers and students. Since everyone is learning so much, he decides to have school on Saturdays, then Sundays, and then eventually all summer. Eventually, one student named Tillie tells Mr. Keene that they are not learning anything outside of school. Everyone is relieved when Mr. Keene announces the return of a normal school year.

| by Rosenberry, Vera

It's Vera's first day of school!She is so excited that she is up before the sun. But when she finally gets to the school yard, it is full of older children who scare Vera. When she finally gets to her classroom, with a little help from her mother, it is everything she hoped it would be.

| by Ziefert, Harriet

Pete's picture of a chicken doesn't make it to the classroom bulliten board. Is it really that funny?

| by Chlad, Dorothy

Darryl lives in a place where it snows a lot in the winter. He describes some of the activities he does with his friends and family like building a snowman, making snow angels, shoveling the sidewalk, sledding, and ice skating. In order to enjoy these activities, safety rules need to be observed, so Darryl gives five basic rules to follow.

| by Newcome, Zita

Join Maddy, Alphonse, Georgia, and other toddlers as they have fun exercising and discovering new moves while doing toddlerobics.

| by Noll, Sally

Animals act out action words such as jiggle, wiggle, and prance in a rhyming pattern. For example, the animals jump, run, race and climb, slide, fall.

| by Davis, Alice Vaught

Timothy the turtle went sliding in the mud and got stuck on his back. He was unable to turn himself back over and it took the work of his friends to return him to his feet.

| by Florian, Douglas

A turtle wakes up to eat, drink and play with his friends. When he goes swimming in the water, he is scared by a large fish. So he comes out of the water and goes to sleep in his shell

| by Shelby, Anne

Follow the path of a child's dream world as she describes many wonderful places to live from the mountains to a bakery to the moon.

| by Lenski, Lois

A boy tells of all the things he likes about winter, including snow, Christmas, ice skating, sledding, etc.
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