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Rylant, Cynthia
The celebration of a little girl's birthday begins as soon as she is born. As each year passes, her personality, behavior, and presents change. Her parents celebrate the special moments of growing up by surrounding her with love, presents, and memories.

Duvoisin, Roger
Santa travels in-cog-ni-to to a town during Easter time to see what it is like. When he says that he is Santa Claus, no one believes him at first.

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur decides to bake some cookies for his parents for their Christmas presents. Even though they turn out badly, Arthur finds another way to make wonderful presents out of his cookies.

Zolotow, C.
A girl looks for a birthday present for her mother. She has no money so she asks Mr. Rabbit for help. She tells Mr. Rabbit the various colors that her mom likes. In the end, her mother receives a beautiful fruit basket.

Hoban, Russell
Frances buys a candy bar for Gloria's birthday then thinks about how she can keep it or eat part of it. However, her heart softens and she decides Gloria should have it all.

Morrison, Toni//Morrison, Slade
Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue just can't handle their freedom. The things they do frighten the adults around them. The adults decide to put them in a big brown box because they care about the youngsters. The children will have everything they need, except their freedom. Isn't that the one thing children need?

Hughes, Shirley
Carlos is jealous of his friend Billy's new bicycle. He desperately wants a new one for his upcoming birthday. He realizes that friends are important and gets an unexpected better gift for his birthday.

Patron, Susan
Billy Que learns an important lesson from the dustbobbin under his bed. Billy learns to think before he speaks.

Richardson, Judith Benet
All the animals of the jungle are sleeping when a loud roar comes from a leopard who is having a birthday party. As a team, the animals of the jungle work together to create a present to bring to the party.

Gilman, Phoebe
Joseph's grandfather makes him a wonderful blanket when he is born. As Joseph gets older, the blanket gets older too. However, his grandfather creates something special from the blanket each year.

Hall, Donald
Lucy is a very creative girl who begins making Christmas presents for her family in August. She thinks of new things to make throughout the year and helps her younger sister too. Her family gets a new stove and celebrates a traditional Christmas.

Primavera, Elise
Sophie, a spoiled child, is very excited to get lots of presents on Christmas even though she has everything. She follows her Auntie Claus on a business trip and finds out she is Santa's sister. Sophie learns from this experience that giving is better than receiving.

Schick, Alice//Schick, Joel
Santa and his elves are getting ready for Christmas, until Santa accidently gets eaten by a snard looking for strawberries. Santa is able to get out of the snard, and the elves, Santa, and the snard race to complete Christmas on time.

Spinelli, Eileen
Mr. Hatch is a lonely man. He does the same thing every day. On Valentine's Day he receives a box of candy and a note that says, Somebody loves you. He begins to talk with his neighbors and finds out that many people love him.

Moss, Elaine
Polar decides to have fun and sled down a big hill. He is careless and breaks his leg. His friends take care of him and find ways to cheer him up.

Hurd, Thacher
Miles gets a saxophone for his birthday. He loves to practice the saxophone, but his family won't let him because of the awful sounds he makes. The only ones who appreciated his music are the alligators.

Wells, Rosemary
Annie receives Peabody for her birthday, and they become the best of friends. However when Rita arrives at Annie's next birthday, Peabody is forgotten. When Rita breaks, Annie goes back to playing with Peabody.

Bogart, Jo Ellen
Whenever Grandma goes on a trip, she brings back a present. Sometimes it's something tangible and other times it's just a memory. No matter what Grandma brings, it's always special and can be shared.

Clifton, Lucille
A four-year old girl asks if she can go to work with her dad, buy a cake from the bakery, see where her mom works, and drink coffee with her brothers. One day on her birthday, she gets everything she's been asking for.

Humphrey, Margo
When Yanava and her friends find out that Neema, the elder woman of the town, is losing her sight they decide to make special gifts for her. While sitting next to the river pondering over what to give Neema, Yanava is called to put her hands in the river. The river helps her hands produce a rainbow, which gives Neema the light she needs to see.

Guback, Gloria
Luka and Tutu are best friends. Tutu decides to make a quilt for Luka but she doesn't like it. For a while they aren't friends anymore, but then they are again.

Feelings, Murial L.
Zamani goes on his first trip to the city with his father. He is to take the cow into the market and sell it. His father allows him to buy something in the market with the profits from their day. He decides to buy his mother a necklace, instead of the white shirt he wanted for himself. While he is not looking his father buys him the shirt.

Williams, Joy
A young princess is given three gifts. One of her gifts is common sense. In the beginning, Princess Bedelia saw this as insignificant, because all she needed was charm. After realizing that charm won't fight off a dragon and save her life, Bedelia values her common sense.

Hughes, Shirley
More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

Koda-Callan, Elizabeth
A young girl is always out of step, but wishes to become a prima ballerina. Her mother gives her a silver slipper charm which raises her confidence to meet her dreams.

Ungerer, Tom
Madam Bodot was given a pet snake for her birthday and she named it Crictor. She treated Crictor like her child. She fed him and took him everywhere with her. Crictor becomes the heroic snake of the town when he saves Madam Bodot.

Say, Allen
When Allison finds out that she has been adopted, she lashes out at her adoptive family in confusion and frustration. She is happy when her parents let her bring a stray cat into their family.

Zimelman, Nathan
A wise old man and his dog bring the gift of the peach from China to the rest of the world.

Hoban, Lilliam
Arthur's determination to have the best birthday party and be the best all-around gymnast causes him to be inconsiderate of the feelings of his sister and friends. When Arthur forgets to be fair and have fun at the competition, his younger sister is quick to point out that each chimpanzee has his or her own special skill to be honored with a medal at the birthday competition.

Spier, Peter
A family prepares for the Christmas holiday. They go to speciality stores and the grocery. After all the festivities, the family has to rest in order to clean up (A Wordless Book)

Young, M.
It is Miss Suzy's birthday and her animal friends want to throw her a party. They hold a meeting to discuss what to get her because she only likes simple, wholesome things. They end up each giving her an acorn wrapped in their own special way.

Balian, Lorna
Mary Jane is a dog who is having a birthday party. All the kids from around the block come and bring presents. Mary Jane has a special present for the children -- she has puppies!

Asch, Frank
Bear liked the moon so much he wanted to give it a present. He goes to talk to the moon to see what it wants. Bear has a birthday party for the moon.

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.

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.

Quackenbush, Robert
Mr. Snow Bunting opens a bow shop that is only open from March to November. The whole town is so curious about the way he wraps presents that they set out to find what the secret is -- especially Mr. Dog.

Zolotow, C.
A small boy describes all the marvelous things he will do for his sister when he is grown up, such as bringing her coral from the bottom of the sea and building her the biggest bridge in the world.

Collier, Ethel
A little girl goes to visit a farm with her father. She gets to see all of the animals in the barn. The owner of the farm, Mr. and Mrs. Green, give her a hen egg, flowers, and apple cake. They tell her that she can come back in a few weeks and take a kitten home.

Goldin, Barbara Diamond
It is almost time for Hanukkah. Malka's family invites a peddler for dinner. They are surprised when they wake up in the morning and find that the peddler has left behind wonderful gifts.

Miles, Calvin
Calvin is worried that his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus after his two friends tell him that this is true. Calvin is relieved and excited when he receives a bike for Christmas, which confirms his belief in Santa Claus.

Cazet, Denys
Emily and Louie vist Grandpa and give him a surprise gift. Grandpa tries to guess what the holiday gift could be. Eventually, he sees that it is his birthday gift.

Craven, Carolyn
William Beauregard is sick in bed in a new town. He has missed school and will be missing another week. He puts a sign in his window that says Sick of this and soon starts receiving the most unusual packages from the most unusual mailman.

Youdoin, S.S.
Each of the Jewish holidays are explained through a story. The chief angel gives each holiday a gift which explains its meaning.

Sanders, Scott Russell
The Goodwin children wait impatiently for the arrival of Merchant Meeks. When Meeks arrives, he brings presents, prizes, and stories to the family. His stories and presents tell of far away places the Goodwins have never seen before. He makes the world look bigger.

Weiss, Nicki
A girl explores her indoor and outdoor surroundings. She finds ants, dandelions, and a surprise present. She puts all of these things in a box to give to her Grandma as a present.

Widman, C.
Yula is the housekeeper of the wind. She gets angry at the wind one day when it won't do what she wants. They are angry with each other for a while, but then they make up with gifts.

Newton, Laura P
A little girl has a unique and special relationship with each of her aunts. She cooks, reads, sews, receives gifts, and talks with them. Her favorite aunt always remembers what to do and say.

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

Bridwell, Norman
Emily and Clifford prepare for Christmas. Clifford helps Santa save Christmas after he drops all of the presents in his waterbowl.

Balgassi, Haemi
Sumi, a young Korean girl, lives with her grandmother when her mother goes off to the army. Sumi watches the train go by each day, wishing her mother would come home soon. The train reminds her grandmother of the days of war when she had to leave her own husband.