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| by Martin, Sarah//Galdone, Paul

Old Mother Hubbard tries to get food for her dog, but he is always doing something else. The dog even learns to write and read.

| by Sanders, Stephanie

Now that Q.T. Pie is finished with her chores, she can join her friends outside for play. But when it starts to rain, she must find something fun to do indoors. With help from her mom, Q.T. discovers how to catch a rainbow inside her own house!With colored beads strung in her hair, Q.T. can now wear her very own rainbow.

| by Cooney, Nancy Evans

Missy does not like carrying an umbrella with her when she is playing outside. When it does rain, her imagination takes over and she has various imaginary adventures with her umbrella. In the end, Missy finds that it is fun to have her umbrella with her on a rainy day.

| by Williams, Vera B

Evie receives everything she wants from her family, including something new to wear and a kite to fly. One of the best things Evie receives is a song from her father.

| by Wells, Rosemary

On Christmas morning, Morris and his two sisters and brother all get their gifts. Morris's sisters and brother will not share their gifts with him. When they see the gift Morris receives, they want to use it. While they are playing with his gift, Morris finally gets to play with all of their toys.

| by Skofield, James

A little boy is awakened by the sounds of the night. He goes outside with his parents and enjoys the night by dancing with nature until he gets tired and goes back to bed.

| by Steptoe, John

A group of young boys take a trip on a train to go to a place that has mysterious games. They had a lot of fun on their trip.

| by Young, Ruth

A young child has a very special teddy bear. See the adventures they encounter as the seasons go by.

| by West, Dan

A young boy named Ralph uses his television too much for entertainment. Ralph soon discovers that there are other ways to have fun too. Ralph learns what a library is, how to use a library, and how much fun reading a book can be.

| by Welch, Willy

A man remembers playing baseball as a boy, being picked last on the team, and being stuck in right field because nothing ever happens there. While in right field, he dreams of making great catches and hitting home runs. A ball is hit his way, and the ball falls into his glove!This boy is a right fielder on his baseball team.

| by Chlad, Dorothy

Jackie is going to the playground with her friends. She explains six simple rules she follows to ensure her safety and to make sure she has fun. Her six rules are never go to the playground alone, always go with friends, do not walk in front of swings, wait at the bottom of the slide, always hold on tight, and be careful and alert.

| by Prelutsky, Jack

During a summer, a little boy plays baseball and goes to the beach, a museum, and a county fair. By the end of the summer, he is ready to go back to school.

| by Marshall, James

Sam and Spider see big kids building a tree house and decide to do the same. Then Sam, Spider, and their other friend, Lolly, trade stories in the house.

| by Maccarone, Grace

A group of children gather to make a pizza. They go through the steps of making a pizza with each child having their own job. When the pizza is done, they all eat the wonderful pizza they had fun making.

| by Kolar, Bob

Do you want to play?These two children have lots of ideas about what they can do. They can play together or alone or even in a big group. The park is fun, so is a board game, There are so many things to do with a friend, the possibilities are endless!

| by Wolcott, P.

A young boy has fun playing in the mud until his mother calls him for dinner. He finds a machine to clean him up.

| by Howard, Arthur

Six year-old Jeremy points out many interesting changes he has undergone since he was five years old, including playing with his favorite car and thinking about his career. However, his best friend, Mark, is still his favorite.

| by Pomerantz, Charlotte

When a baby pig is found in a puddle of mud, the family gets upset. However, they soon join in the fun.

| by Goldin, Barbara Diamond

Hershel is a blind boy who loves to play outside and catch frogs in the river. His mother is always angry when he comes home covered with mud. One day Hershel has a dream that he can see. After that, he is able to help his mom make three-cornered fat cakes and cookies to sell at the market so they can earn money.

| by Chorao, Kay

Ida and Betty are summer friends. When playing, the girls find a bird's nest with eggs in it. A new girl moves into the neighborhood, and Betty makes friends with her. Ida becomes jealous of their friendship. The nest and eggs restore the original friendship when Betty's new friend shows her real personality.
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