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Van Leeuwen, Jean
It is eight days before Christmas and Oliver's family is busy getting prepared for the holiday. They make gifts for each other, chop down a tree, hang their stockings, and make Christmas cookies. On Christmas morning, they open their gifts and play with them.

Vreeken, Elizabeth
Bobby Brown liked to pretend he was other characters in a story, so he always used a character's name when someone asked him his name. One day he got lost and people could not find his family, so finally he said his real name.

Vigna, Judith
A little boy, Miles, has a hard time when his parents divorce. He does not like his stepmother and is mean to her because she is not his real mother. After they spend the day together, however, they become friends and he realizes that he can be nice to her and his mother will not mind.

Seuss, Dr.
A young person receives advice for going out into the world: expect life's ups and downs, be prepared for the unexpected, learn to roll with the punches, and perserverence pays off.

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.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
Dudley likes to walk, while Burton likes to sit and look outside. They both try doing what the other likes best and finds some enjoyment in other activities.

Blaine, Marge
When a mother goes back to work, things in the house get out of control. The kids feel left out and start to get upset. Finally, with a little compromising, things work out for the best.

Hughes, Shirley
A little girl discovers opposites in the world around her. She discovers the difference between hot and cold water and many other things in her world.

Molnar, Dorothy E.//Fenton, Stephan H.
Sarton is confused because she does not know what day it is. Each day she is picked up by someone different and goes to a different after school activity. She really wants to be with her mother. Sarton's mother discovers this, and they plan to spend a day together.

Mathieson, Egon
A blue-eyed cat goes looking for the Land of Many Mice and gets laughed at and criticized along the way because of the color of his eyes.

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.

Zion, Gene
Harry's grandmother gives him a sweater with roses on it for his birthday. He doesn't like it and tries to lose it. He finally does and grandma gives him a new sweater that has black and white spots!

Munsch, Robert
Thomas is a stubborn boy. One day when his mother buys him a new snowsuit, Thomas refuses to wear it. Eventually, Thomas wears the snowsuit and gets angry. This occurs at school, which leads to a humorous situation.

Willard, Nancy
The moon wants a nightgown and a cozy bed to sleep in. The moon finds a nightgown and decides not to come out one night. All the people in the world are sad, so the sun makes the moon promise to take the nightgown back.

Brown, Marc
Arthur worries about what to get Santa for Christmas. He searches everywhere for the perfect gift. Finally, he sees Santa eating at several different places and decides to make Santa's favorite foods.

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.

Cole, Brock
Alpha's parents get replaced one day with two of the devils' imps. The imps bring their dirty baby and mess up Alpha's house. When the imps go to sleep, Alpha washes the house and the baby, which upsets the imps, so they bring back her parents and leave.

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.

Kahl, Virginia
The Dutchess of Vingdom with many children is tired of her daily duties, so she bakes a cake. As she pushs the cook out of the kitchen saying she needs no help, disaster strikes. After making a mess and starting a fire the dutchess decides to stick to her usual routine

Richter, K
Simon is made fun of all the time because he is very simple. One day, he catches a magic fish who grants him some wishes. Simon's life changes forever.

Bourne, Mariam Anne
A little girl wants to modernize her home by having a telephone. Her only problem is that she has to convince her father that it is not an invention that will soon be gone.

Paterson, Katherine
A very mean cow named Rosie is sold by her owners. Five-year-old Marvin gets extremely upset when his parents move.

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.

Pinkwater, Daniel
Mr. Plumbean and all of his neighbors are comfortable with their ordinary street. When faced with a change, Mr. Plumbean uses this time as a way to be original, no matter what others think.

Hadithi, Mwenye
Chameleon is bullied by Leopard and Crocodile, so he comes up with a plan to teach them a lesson. Chameleon outsmarts his bullies and they never bother him again.

Brett, Jan
Treva takes her dog with her to visit her cousin in the mountains. Unfortunately, nasty trolls, who want to steal Tuffi, confront Treva. Treva refuses to give up, which leads to quite an adventure.

La Fontaine
A poor, old, but happy shoemaker sings all day long to keep his rich neighbor from sleeping. A rich man gives the shoemaker a bag of gold to keep quiet. The gold causes him to worry constantly and the shoemaker loses all his friends. The shoemaker realizes he is unhappy, returns the gold, and decides to go back to making shoes and friends.

McCully, Emily Arnold
Little Edwin bear has his first major role in a play. Edwin's struggles with stagefright and remembering his lines.

Scarry, Richard
After contracting his third sore throat of the year, Huckle is told that his tonsils need to be taken out. Afraid of the hospital and the word operation, Huckle tries to sneak out. His friend, Lowly, takes Huckle around the hopital to show how others are brave. Huckle decides that he too is brave and will go through with the operation.

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.

Sis, Peter
A whale sails new seas and after several unsuccessful attempts, makes a friend.

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.

Sendak, Maurice
Ida is supposed to take care of her baby sister while their father is at sea. One day when she is not paying attention, goblins come and kidnap her sister. Ida plays her horn to charm the goblins with her music and rescues her sister. From that day on, she never takes her eyes off her baby sister.

Brown, Marc
Arthur is having a birthday party and invites all his friends. He discovers that Muffy is having a party the exact same day. All their friends do not know which party to go to. Arthur writes new invitations and creates a surprise party for Muffy at his house.

Manushkin, Fran
Mrs. Tracy is pregnant and the baby does not want to come out. Everyone tries to tell the baby why she should come out. The baby does not want to come out until her Daddy says just the right thing.

Soloman, Helen
A family has a pet parrot named Polly that refuses to talk. The family continually repeats nursery rhymes to him, until one day he repeats them back. Now they are all mixed up!

Schatell, Brian
Farmer Goff has a turkey that he wants to enter in the county fair turkey contest to win a blue ribbon. Sam the turkey likes Mrs. Goff's pie and eats it all the time. Farmer Goff is upset because his turkey will not win a blue ribbon at the fair. But in the end Farmer Goff and Sam still win a blue ribbon, but in the pie eating contest.

Lobel, Arnold
This book contains five stories about Owl and his daily adventures - from inviting winter in to sit by the fire to thinking sad thoughts to make tear-water tea.

Oakley, Graham
Two young hens become dissatisfied with their boring lives and decide to find a new home. Their curiosity leads them on exciting and dangerous adventures, which eventually lead them back home.

Kraus, Robert
Owliver's mother and father expect him to be different things when he grows up. The little owl makes up his mind to be a firefighter, something neither of his parents thought of.

Broger, Achim
The newspaper publishes an article that states that there is no Santa Claus.

Pratt, Ellen
Amy wants to carry a basket, but men are the only ones that are allowed to carry baskets. Amy eventually gets her way.

Shannon, David
David is quite the mischievous student, full of energy and always keeping his teacher on her toes. His entertaining antics make it impossible not to enjoy him.

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.

Berenzy, Alix
This is a life lesson concerning love is in the eyes of the beholder. This story show how love turned a common frog into a prince.

Munsch, Robert
Shelly's room is a mess but it is not her fault. A little boy that is living in her sock drawer is causing all the problems. How can she get others to believe her?

Munsch, Robert
A little girl is determined to go shopping in a place called Kapuskasing. Her father stops her from going several times, but Gah-ning doesn't give up. Finally she ends up getting there by balloons.

Collins, Pat Lowery
Missy was waiting for her new brother or sister. The baby came prematurely and had many problems. Missy waited and waited for the baby to get better. Finally, he came home and she was glad that she waited.

Hoban, Russell
Frances saves money to buy a real china tea pot. Thelma swindles Frances out of her money and buys the tea pot. Frances then tricks Thelma out of the tea pot and they are friends again.