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Rosoff, Meg
Morris, Boris, Horace, and Doris are four wild boars that are not good at all. Although the children try to be polite and help the wild boars or share their snack with them, the boars still cannot be good. The contrast of good and poor behaviors are pointed out in the humorous text.

Burleigh, Robert
Being a bicycle messenger in a big city is a rigorous job, but someone has to do it. The messenger wakes early and works late to deliver the proper messages to their appropriate places. Nothing can stop him, not rain, snow, or distractions of others.

Mariana.
Miss Flora was an old doll lost in the attic who got a wish to return to the tree on Christmas Eve. She receives a new dress and she wins the hearts of the children.

Rylant, Cynthia
Nat is terrified to go into the house of Miss Maggie because he has heard that there is a snake inside her house. But he is so curious that he begins peeking through the windows. Even though Nat does not find a snake, he does find a good friend.

Thaler, Mike
Monkey falls in love with the moon and will do anything to get to the moon. Monkey's friends try to help him reach the moon, but in the end, Monkey decides that he belongs with the jungle animals.

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.

Miller, Edna
A little mouse finds a jack-o-lantern in the woods and gives it a home. It protects him from predators and the cold air.

Alexander, Martha
A little boy gets on the school bus and gets bullied out of his seat. He tries to build muscles, but that does not work. He cleverly calls himself Supertwerp and all the big kids love it and no one ever asks him to move again.

Prestine, Joan Singleton
A young girl is sad that she has to move from her house. She must leave her friends, her school, and all of her favorite things, like playing baseball and running in the fields with her dog. She soon makes new friends, though, and learns her new apartment is not much different from her old neighborhood and begins to like it.

Rice, Eve
The Brimble family has many adventures together. Mr. Brimble buys so many new musical instruments that the family is forced to move out!

Rohmer, Harriet//Gomez, Cruz
When Mr. Sugar first came to town, Alicia and Alfredo could not get enough of his sweet treats. However, in the weeks that followed, the children gained weight and developed cavities. The children realized that Mr. Sugar was not really a good friend because he encourages them to only eat sweets.

Zavos, J.//Drahos, Z.
Murgatroyd screams whenever his parents wash his hair so they stop washing it and a huge garden -- complete with animals -- grows on his head. When Murgatroyd can no longer stand up under his garden, he realizes that hairwashing really isn't so bad!

Vigna, Judith
This is a story about a boy name Paul and how his older sister, Tina, begins to take drugs to deal with the pressure when their family moves. Tina ends up getting arrested and has to go to a drug hospital. Paul learns how bad drugs are and realizes that Tina's friends were not true friends by giving her drugs.

Osborn, Lois
Harry and his friend Ron compare their fathers. Harry becomes upset because Ron's father seems to be so much better than his father. As is turns out, Ron is making everything up because his dad had died a few years ago.

Stanek, Muriel
An only child is upset about a foster child temporarily living in her home, but then she grows to love the child as a sister. A bond grows between them through reading, singing, and playing together. The little girl grieves when the foster child is adopted by her aunt and uncle.

Turner, Ann
A young girl sees a slave auction then writes to her friend, Ardie, about the trip she took to the south.

Testa, Fulvio
Two boys walk around their neighborhood complaining that nothing exciting ever happens. They are unaware of the odd events going on around them.

Johnston, Tony
A series of several short stories about two friends - a troll and a mole -that describe several adventures they go through together from losing a tooth to being afraid of the dark.

Minarik, Else Holmelund
Rosa and Willy are constantly fighting and annoying cousin Joan. So Joan tells the kids a story about two little alligators that were always fighting and how each time they were almost eaten by a big alligator because they were not paying attention.

Arnold, Ted
Walter always wanted to jump on his bed. One night he dreamed that he fell through the floor. When he awoke, he never wanted to jump on his bed again.

Parish, Peggy
A girl wants a pet. She finds a monster and brings it home. It starts to grow so she takes it to the woods and her mother agrees to buy her a pet.

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!

Allen, Jeffrey//Marshall, James
Mrs. Rat is always spying on her neighbors. One day, she finds out someone is spying on her and the tables are turned.

Bennett, Kelly
When a boy gets Norman, a goldfish, for his birthday he is disappointed. He wants an energetic pet with which to run and play. He makes a plan to take Norman back to the pet store and get another pet. After show and tell at school, he decides to keep him. Norman likes his music and makes him laugh; besides any other pet just wouldnï¾’t be the same, they would not be Norman.

Levine, Evan
A grandmother and grandson go the beach together. The grandmother against her grandson's wishes, deems it necessary to bring just about everything -- just in case. Finally when they end up at the beach, they realize that they have everything except their bathing suits.

Martin, Jane Read//Marx, Patricia
Patty Jane's older sister Joy is perfect in everyway. She even likes to prepare and eat spinach. Patty Jane, however, refuses to eat spinach. Joy will not let Patty Jane leave the table until she eats a bite of spinach. In protest, Patty Jane plots how to make Joy leave the house.

Yorinks, A.
Milton and Morris are orphaned twins. They try to agree and work to survive. A job as tailors brings them back to their parents whom they thought were dead.

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.

Ola

D'Aulaire, Ingri//D'Aulaire, Edgar
A story about a boy, his travels, and his adventures through Norway.

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.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
Through four short stories, Oliver pig takes us along on his exciting first day of school and how he makes friends.

Dunrea, Oliver
An egg named Ollie does everything he can think of to keep from hatching. Two other geese want Ollie to hatch, but he refuses. Finally the geese tell him to not hatch. This gets Ollie motivated to hatch and break out of his shell.

Rice, Eve
Follow the Fox, the Lion, and other animals through the various lessons of life. Aesop's Fables teach many lessons about being clever and playing the fool.

O'Keefe, Susan Heyboer
A group of hungry monsters tear up a boy's house looking for food. When they finally get the food, they make an even bigger mess. The boy gets so upset that he orders them all to get out of his house so he can have some peace.

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.

Henkes, Kevin
Owen just loves his yellow blanket named Fuzzy, which he takes everywhere. Owen's parents decide Owen is getting too old to carry around a blanket. Owen is terribly upset and isn't happy again until Fuzzy is cut up into small pieces for Owen to carry around.

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.

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.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Peter has a new baby sister. He is upset because his crib, chair, and other furniture have been painted pink. Peter runs away and becomes very frightened to be by himself. When his mom calls him home, he is very happy and tells his father that he wants to paint his favorite chair pink for his little sister.

Sendak, Maurice
Pierre does not care about anyone or anything in his environment. After a lion eats him, Pierre learns the importance of caring.

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!

Armstrong-Ellis, Carey
Prudy loves to collect things. But unlike most kids who collect only a few things, Prudy collects everything. Some things are even unsanitary. One day her enormous collection becomes too much for her to handle. She must come up with an idea on what to do with all her stuff. Finally she has it. She solves her problem by creating a collection museum. Here her collection can be neat, orderly and seen by everyone.

Wildsmith, Brian
A python is hungry so he decides to throw a party for all the animals in the forest. All the animals perform tricks for each other, so the python tricks the animals into crawling into his stomach. The elephant saves the animals then they all tie a knot in the python's tail as punishment.

Aardema, Verna
Rabbit and his friends have crossed lion by eating his honey. Lion chases Rabbit two days in a row, but does not catch him. Both times Rabbit outsmarts him. However, Rabbit learns his lesson to stop stealing Lion's honey.

Emberley, Michael
Ruby, a mouse, has to take cheese pies to her grandmother across town. Her mother has given Ruby strict orders not to talk to strangers, especially cats. When Ruby runs into a cat, she has to find a way to get through a sticky situation.

Bridges, Shirin Yim
Ruby is known for wearing red and being an exceptionally bright student. Even during a time in China when ...most girls were never taught to read and write. However, Ruby's grandfather hires a teacher to come to the house, making it possible for any grandchild living in the house to learn. This initiates a desire in Ruby to attend university, a place that women in China were not encouraged to go.\r\n*Based on a true story of the author's grandmother.

Stanley, Diane
When Rumpelstiltskin's daughter is ordered by the King to spin straw into gold, she tricks him instead by telling him that sharing his gold with the townspeople is the way to increase his wealth.

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.

Wells, Rosemary
Charles is a very shy mouse who does not like to talk to anyone. He likes to play alone, and he hates talking on the phone. One day, his babysitter gets hurt and Charles becomes her hero.

Komoda, Beverly
Simon, the cat, prepares soup for dinner for his monkey friends, but he keeps getting interrupted during his preparations.