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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.

Thayer, Jane
Petey, the puppy, wants to find a boy for Christmas, but he has a hard time because there is a shortage of boys without dogs. However, right before Christmas, he finds a boys orphanage who wants him.

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

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

West, Colin
A monkey is a trouble-maker because he keeps bothering the other animals in the jungle. He is constantly saying that he didn't do anything wrong, but he is found out in the end.

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.

Yolen, Jane
Danina's father does not want her to experience life's harshnesses or sorrows. She is surrounded only by beauty. Then, the wind comes and tells her of another world. She accepts it's challenge by setting out to discover the real world and broadening her sheltered life.

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.

Trivas, Irene
A prince asks a farm girl to marry him. When she refuses, he presents her with the gifts of the 12 days of Christmas. He wins her over and moves to her farm.

Yorinks, A.
Santa Claus's pants are given to a rich man by mistake. While searching for them, Santa is put in jail so Christmas does not occur. In July, when Santa is released, his pants are returned and Christmas occurs in July.

Williams, Barbara
No one believes that Albert, the turtle, has a toothache, because turtles don't have teeth. His family thinks he wants attention and is being difficult. His grandmother visits and realizes that all Albert needs is for someone to believe him.

Tompert, Ann
Skunk and raccoon wanted Fox's purple umbrella. They tried to take it from her by theft and trickery, but in the end it was fox who out-tricked the both of them.

Thiele, Colin
After the growing traffic from a nearby city turns the road next to Anna's farm into a dangerous highway, Anna devises a way for her ducks to safely cross the road.

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.

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.

Waber, Bernard
An anteater named Arthur learns that he can overcome certain problems with the help of his mother. Arthur learns to eat right, clean, and become a responsible anteater.

Talbott, Hudson
Prehistoric dinosaurs travel in the twentieth century and are confused by what they see in the city. Their mission, though, is to become part of an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in New York.

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.

Young, Ed
A cat finds himself up in a tree and won't come down. After supper passes, the cat gradually climbs down to safety.

Lobel, Anita
A Japenese prince and princess come upon a dwarf who enchants the prince and makes him do foolish things. The prince finds a clever way of disenchanting the prince.

Cooney, Barbara
Hattie is a child of German immigrants. She has the courage to pursue her goal of becoming an artist.

Guy, Rosa
Billy's parents have tried to plan his life for him since the day he was born. They try to even choose his friends. But, Billy knows what he wants so he proves to them that he can do it.

Merrill, Jean
Izumi loves caterpillars and studies them carefully. Everyone in the town thinks she is strange, but Izumi does not pay any attention to them.

Berson, Harold
A husband treats his goat better than his own wife. However, the wife gets angry and decides to act like a goat. This begins to worry the husband who starts having nightmares. As a result, he realizes who is more important and begins to fix his mistakes.

Tudor, Tasha
Alexander the Gander loves heliotrope pansies, so he sneaks away from the pond to get a taste at Mrs. Fillow's garden. He eats some nice young vegetables too. When he gets caught, he takes off running for home. Sylvie, his owner, makes him apologize to Mrs. Fillow, and she forgives him.

Bouchard, Lois Kalb
Carlos, a Puerto Rican boy, lives in America and is frustrated with learning the English language. He decides not to talk at all and just nod and draw pictures. He meets a blind boy who cannot see his pictures or nods, so Carlos must talk. Carlos is so happy to meet this boy that he begins to talk again.

Pollock, Penny
Anya is a hardworking ant. She longs for an adventure outside her nest or at least a day off. When a heavy rainstorm comes, Anya gets the adventure of a life time.

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.

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.

Delton, Judy
Duck hates winter because he thinks that it is too cold and long. Rabbit and Squirrel try to cheer him up and show him that winter can be fun, but nothing works. After a while, Rabbit and Squirrel begin not to like winter. Then all of a sudden, Duck likes winter.

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.

Galdone, Paul
When three little pigs leave home to seek their fortune, each builds a house made of various materials. A mean wolf blows down the houses of the first and second pigs, then eats them for dinner. The wolf is outsmarted by the third pig who cooks the wolf for dinner.

Whatley, Bruce
The three little pigs move out to build their own homes. But when the big, bad wolf comes, the first two pigs escape to the brick house. Throughout the ordeal, the pigs hear a mysterious voice that turns out to be the illustrator. The illustrator runs out of paint while finishing the story and finally saves the pigs by changing them and the wolf into Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

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.

Castle, C.//Weevers, P.
Herbert Binns is a mouse who is an incredible inventor and makes a flying tricycle. There are three animals who are jealous of him and try to sabotage his invention, but fail to do so.


Lionni, Leo
Geraldine the mouse finds a large chunk of cheese. She gnaws the cheese into a statue that plays music. She then learns that she has music in her too.


Noll, Sally
A mouse runs through a field even though a dragonfly warns the mouse not to go there.

Anderson, Jill
Tiffany always hates to be told no, so she dreams up a place called the Land of No. Here, everyone always answers with the word no. Tiffany learns how to word her requests in order to het her way. When she awakes from her dream, her mother answers yes.

Marshall, Edward
Fox learns important lessons from his friends on how to be a friend. For example, he learns how not to be greedy and how not to be too proud.

Lorenz, Lee
A bunch of farm animals take a weekend trip form the city to the country to learn about country life.

Lindgren, Astrid
Reynard is a hungry fox who goes to a farm to steal food. There he meets a tomten who shares his food with Reynard.

McKissack, Patricia C.
Flossie will not believe the fox is a fox until he proves it.

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

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.

Rounds, Glen
The three little pigs leave home to seek their fortunes. Along the way, the big bad wolf tries to eat them. They rely on each other when their homes are destroyed and they are almost eaten by the wolf.

Sendak, Maurice
Jennie is a dog who has a great master. She receives lots of love and gives a lot of love. Unfortunately, Jennie is not satisfied and runs away to find her fortune.

Seuss, Dr.
Trees are being destroyed in a small town and the lorax tries to stop the business that uses the trees to make clothes. Finally, all the trees are gone and the animals are dying, so a young boy decides to plant trees all over town.

Rey, H.A.
Curious George, an African monkey, becomes quite adventurous as he travels on boats, to zoos, and many other places. After taking in the sights and getting into mischief, George is captured and must live at the zoo.