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Stevens, Carla
With the help of his friends, Pig overcomes his fear of water and learns to swim.

De Leeuw, Adele
Horseshoe Harry is a cowboy who lives on the range in Wyoming. He gets tired of the range and wants to see the sea. So he sets off for the coast and ends up on a ship that captures whales. He finds out that he does not like the sea as much as he thought he would.

Seuss, Dr.
Horton the elephant is asked to sit on Mayzie's egg while she takes a break. He ends up sitting on it for a long time. After several seasons the egg hatches into an elephant bird. Horton takes the baby home with him.

Mashiri, Pascal
As the oldest in his family Sitali is supposed to hunt and provide for his younger sisters. He learns a lesson about self-control and hard work after being made chief and then losing it all.

Wildsmith, Brian
A dog is raised by a hunting dog, but refuses to bring back the wounded birds. Instead he brings back sticks. The hunting dog is ashamed at first, but then begins to help the wounded birds fly away to safety.

Sharmat, Marjorie//Sharmat, Mitchell
A girl believes she is not a pest, even though others tell her she is.

Szaj, Kathleen
Katie hates goodbyes!She would rather sing at the top of her lungs, yell at her teddy bear or wiggle her loose teeth than tell her loved ones goodbye. Her family helps her cope with goodbyes, then very soon she will be saying hellos.

Munsch, Robert
Andrew's parents always ask him if he has to go to the bathroom before they go anywhere. He always says no. A few moments later he has to go!

Ziefert, Harriet
It was time for small boys to be in bed, but Harry said he wouldn't go to bed, so his father let him stay up. As the hours pass and Harry gets bored and tired, his feeling about staying up all night begins to change, and he falls asleep.

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.

Numeroff, Laura
This book is about a little boy who meets a mouse and gives him a cookie but that's not enough fo rthe mouse. He wants more and more from the little boy and they become friends.

Chapman, Carol
This is a collection of stories about a caveboy named Ig. In each story he learns a new lesson. These lessons are about sharing, love, bravery, politeness, and becoming a big brother.

Sendak, Maurice
In his dream, Mickey falls out of bed into the batter of a cake in the kitchen. He goes through many obstacles to help the bakers get the milk they need for the cake.

Yorinks, A.
Irv Irving is not happy with his life. He wants fame and fortune. One day, Irv loses his identity and everyone mistakes him for someone else. After he finally retrieves his identity, he realizes what he has and becomes content.

Wright, Michael
Jake refuses to eat anything his parents makes, except for things with peanut butter in it. He ate so much peanut butter in it. He ate so much peanut butter that he finally gets sick of it.

Schulman, Janet
A father wants his daughter to be a tennis player. She would rather do gymnastics in the yard. Finally her father realizes that she should do what she is interested in and allows her to take gymnastics lessons.

Girard, Linda Walvoord
Jeremy is three years old and has very long hair. He is scared to get a haircut because he thinks it will hurt. Finally, he agrees to let his parents cut his hair and decides it was fun.

Ball, Duncan
Jeremy shows a great deal of determination in finding the donkey all by himself. He constantly shows this pride by telling people not to tell him where the donkey may be.

Kumin, Maxine W.//Sexton, Anne
Joey is a mouse who lives on a farm. He meets a city mouse who is a boy's pet, and they become good friends. They play and do things together until the city mouse has to leave.

Munsch, Robert
Jonathon finally cleans his house -- but then he hears a noise. A wall in his house opens up and people rush through the house making a big mess. A computer is broken and a subway mistakes his house for a stop.

Martin, Patricia Miles
Two young children enter their newly found frog into a jumping contest. They train the frog to jump, but the frog decided he did not want to jump that day.

Conford, Ellen
Geraldine is an oppossum who likes to hang by her tail and juggle acorns. Her parents tell her that she should do something more worthwhile, so she takes dancing, weaving, and sculpture lessons. She discovers that she is not very good at these things, so she opens her own juggling school.


Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Kevin is being bullied by Sammy on the playground. Kevin keeps going back to the playground because his father tells him Sammy is not able to do anything unless Kevin lets him. Kevin outsmarts Sammy and they become friends.

Hadithi, Mwenye & Kennaway, Adrienne
Lazy lion orders everyone to build him a house, but he is not satisfied with it. When a big rain comes, all the other animals go into the house that was built for the lion to keep dry. This is why lions must roam the earth.

Udry, Janice May
John is mad at his best friend James because James always wants to be the boss. John decides to tell James that they are enemies. In the end, they decide to go skating and share a pretzel.

Zamorano, Ana
Every day Mama cooks a meal for the family to eat together, but usually someone can't be there. But when Mama comes home after having the baby everyone is there to celebrate, and she is happy.

Boelts, Maribeth
Little Bunny saves up all of his money to buy a tool kit, then decides to take it to school for show-and-tell the next day. Although he is usually good at sharing, Little Bunny finds it difficult to share his new tool kit while at school, even with his best friend.

Wisegard, Leonard//Mac Donald, Golden
A little tiger tries to deal with other animals in his habitat. His parents try to assure him that there is nothing to be afraid of. Eventually, he becomes a brave little tiger.

Schertle, Alice
Little frog loves to sing in the pond where he lives. One night a hard rain washes him far away and he cannot find his home. He meets a lamb and a dog and goes to their homes, but their homes do not make him sing. Finally, he meets a boy who takes him back to his pond, where once again he can sing.

Ardizzone, Edward
Tim wants to be a sailor, so he stows away on a boat. He stays on the boat until a storm overturns it, and then he heads for home.

Carlson, Nancy
George's first day of school is ruined by Big Mike, who bullies George and steals his lunch. All week, George does everything he can to keep Big Mike happy. However, George can't live in fear forever! George and his friend Harriet spend the weekend devising a plan to stop Big Mike and his evil ways.

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.

Waber, Bernard
Lyle, the crocodile, possesses incredible people skills. Sometime this gift can cause problems.

Waber, Bernard
Lyle left his home with the Primm's in search of his mother. He did shows with Hector Primm to raise money to help find her. The last place they looked, Lyle found his mother and they all returned to the Primm's house.

Waber, Bernard
A crocodile named Lyle has a big impact on those he meets in his community. One day, a member of his family loses his job. In the end this bad event is turned around into a job well done by everyone.

Bemelmans, Ludwig
Madeline is a spunky young girl with a zest for life. Madeline lives in a boarding house with eleven other girls. One night, Madeline gets sick and must have her appendix out. Everyone misses her so they visit her. The other girls see that she is treated royally and she is envied.

Bemelmans, Ludwig
Madeline goes to a Gypsy circus and is led astray. The other school girls follow and they get wrapped up in the excitement that they forget about home and school. The girls return home at the end.

Bemelmans, Ludwig
In an orphanage, a little girl named Madeline falls in a pond and is saved by a dog. The children want to keep the dog, but the school does not allow pets. After the inspection, they keep the dog anyway.

Winthrop, Elizabeth
Every night a monster comes into Maggie's room and messes it up. Maggie asks the monster what she wants and the monster tells Maggie that she is looking for her mother. Maggie helps the monster find her mother in the hall closet.

Litchfield, Ada B.
Uncle Joe has Down Syndrome and must leave his home at the hospital because it's closing. He goes to live with his sister and her family. His family learns to live with him and to love him.

Paul, Ann Whitford
Following the story line of Little Red Hen, Iguana decides to throw a fiesta and invite all of her friends. Set in the desert, the lazy cat, dog, and mouse are replaced by Conejo (rabbit), Culebra (Snake), and Tortuga (tortoise). As Iguana sets the stage for invitations, decorations, and of course, food preparation, her three lazy friends have an excuse for every task presented to them. Either they are too fast, too slow, or have no arms. As the evening of the fiesta approaches, Iguana decides that her three friends should not be included, as they did nothing. Feeling bad about not only being left out, but disappointing Iguana, the three friends decide to right the situation, and prove themselves worthy of her friendship.

Skorpen, Leisel
When her grandmother comes to town, Mandy thinks she is sad and mean. After awhile, they begin to understand one another and learn from each other.

Newberry, Clare Turlay
A cat is used to being the center of attention. He must learn to share his home with a rabbit. The two learn they have a lot in common and become great friends.

Wells, Rosemary
It is Christmas Eve, Max sneaks downstairs to see Santa Claus but falls asleep by the chimmney. When Santa arrives, he puts his hat over Max's face because nobody is supposed to see Santa Claus. Max peeks anyway and was surprised to find himself surrounded by presents.

de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk
A boy is invited to go to the King and Queen's house. Everyday he brings a friend along. They invite him to come once again, but he says that he wants them to visit his friends in the zoo.

Soderstorm, Mary
Marsha Lou's mom decides to go back to work. This means the Marsha Lou will have to go to child care. She is very unhappy, but she soon adjusts.

Seuss, Dr.
As a boy fishes in Farmer McElligot's pool, he describes many of the fish he could possibly catch. The farmer tells him that he will never catch anything there. The boy is determined to be patient; if he waits long enough he may catch something.

Zimelman, Nathan
Arabella takes her ten cats for a walk every day, but Mean Murgatroyd, the dog next door, scares them away. Arabella comes up with a great idea for dealing with Murgatroyd.

Ross, Pat
Mandy and Mimi are best friends. They do everything together. One dya they get in a fight which makes them both miserable. They quickly Plan to continue their fun.