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Jackson, Alison
With rhythm and rhyme, an old lady swallows an entire pie at a family's Thanksgiving dinner. After eating them out of house and home, the old lady is finally full.

Van Laan, Nancy
A rhyming story of a visitor coming to someone's home. The family members were each doing their own thing and stopped to answer the door but no one was there.

Showers, Paul
Losing and growing teeth are events that all children experience as they grow up. Learning how this process occurs and learning about the functions of teeth can be interesting and fun.

Kahl, Virginia
A Good Wife makes only one perfect pancake for each person in town until one day a beggar comes along and tricks her into cooking enough until everyone was satisfied.

Ness, Evaline
An old lady owns a dog and buys it fish, shoes, and even a hat. The dog does many interesting things like dance and read the news.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
Jesse Bear talks about what he wears in the morning, at noon, and at night. Written in verse.

Burroway, Janet
A circus truck is stuck on railroad tracks. The circus animals and people try to push the truck off the tracks. They are unable to and the train hits the truck.

Seuss, Dr.
Morris McGurk dreams about running a circus and goes through all the acts that would be in his circus. In the end, he makes the man who's property the circus would be on the star of the show.

Falwell, Cathryn
The antics of a circus clown includes magical appearances and word play. Bright colors bring magic to life.

Brown, Margaret Wise//Cooney, Barbara
The story of Christmas begins with Mary and Joseph being refused at the inn, so they experience the birth of a special baby in the barn.

Seuss, Dr.
The Grinch wants to stop Chrismas in Who-ville, so he dresses up as Santa and takes all the materialistic parts of Christmas. When the Grinch realizes the Who's are not upset and that there still is a Christmas, he realizes that Christmas is more than presents and decorations. He returns their belongings and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

Brinckloe, Julie
Two brothers, Alvin and Calvin Rhyme, become bored with their daily routine so they decide to trade professions. When they realize that they prefer their own jobs, the brothers return to their original professions after an exciting day of doing something different.

Arnold, Tedd
Buzz take Fly Guy with him to visit Grandma. During Grandma's excited hug, she accidentally swalllows Fly Guy! She proceeds to swallow animal after animal in an attempt to catch Fly Guy and all the animals she swallows until Fly Guy finally escapes, followed by the rest.

Millen, C.M.
A young girl finds herself down in the dumps, lonely, depressed, and hanging around just like the laundry line outside her window. She doesn't want to do anything and looks so pitiful sitting beside her window all alone: she's got the low-down laundry line blues. Her sister decides that something must be done to cheer her up!She uses jivey rhymes to lift her sister's mood, but to no avail, they just don't seem to work. As a last resort, she drags her lonely blues-stricken sister outside and turns the low-down laundry line into a lively jump rope to play with!Suddenly the low-down laundry line and the girl with the low-down laundry line blues become lively and upbeat.

Berkes, Marianne
Count one through 10 while using rhymes to talk about different activities between mother fishes and their babies. Move to the rhythm of this poem about ocean creatures !

Muehl, Lois Baker
For each letter of the alphabet, there is a child whose name starts with the same letter. The children describe what they want to be one day. Each occupation and description uses the same letter as their name.

Field, Rachel
A little girl wants to own her own store one day. She realizes that there will be many responsibilities and duties for a store owner.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedelia is left to do housework and she does it in her own style. When the Rogers family returns they almost fire her until they taste her lemon meringue pie!

Loomis, Christine
An exciting trip to the library takes you through many activities -- from looking for books, to checking the computer, to playing with blocks, to listening to fun stories. You will find so much at the library.

Stewart, Sarah
Elizabeth Brown spends her whole life buying and reading books because she loves them so much. When she realizes that there is no room for books in her house, she decides to give them all away so others can enjoy them too.

Graves, Keith
Frank wants to dance. He puts on his best clothes and some ants in his pants and heads to the theatre. Once on stage, Frank dazzles the audience with his dancing. Everyone is impressed, until Frank starts to fall apart--literally!It doesn't matter to him, he can dance!

Martin, Bill//Archambault, John
All the body parts are used for something, Here are my hands for catching and throwing. Here are my feet for stopping and going. Read on to find out about the other body parts!

Seuss, Dr.
There are all kinds of different feet. People use their feet for different things and also their feet can be used for the same things.

Merriam, Eve
It is Helen's birthday. She wakes up and there is an envelope with a clue inside it. Her parents made several clues, each of them rhyming directions to different doors in her home. The last one leads her to a dollhouse which looks just like her home.

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!

Peters, Lisa
When a little duck comes back to soon for spring, he finds himself in the dead of winter. So the little duck imagines what it would be like if it were spring. To his surprise when he wakes the ice is melting and other ducks are around him.

Raffi
Five little ducks journey through life in this song. They go off on their own, and then come back with their own families.

Schaefer, Lola M.
A tall and bright sunflower follows the cycle of a plant. A variety of different birds help scatter the seeds, rain and sun nourish the seeds and before you know it, there are more and more vibrant sunflowers.

Potter, Beatrix
Beatrix Potter puts beautiful illustrations to classic nursery rhymes such as Three Blind Mice.

Gelman, Rita Golden
Minnie is too busy eating spaghetti in various ways in different places to play with Freddy.

Lewison, Wendy C.
A father and his son are playing on the floor. The son asks how each farm animal sleeps, so the father describes each animal's sleep patterns in a quiet, gentle rhythm to the boy.

Merriam, Eve
A series of poems on topics such as going to bed, ghosts, wishing fish, dancing pigs, contents of a lunch of box, and the coming of dawn is presented.

Hammerstein, Oscar
A bunch of friends gather to have a big clambake at the beach. Everyone eats a lot and enjoys the beautiful day.

Boegehold, Lindley
One lonely bear sits by himself and has nothing to do. He is joined by another, and eventually is joined by eight more. They all participate in several fun activities together.

Mora, Pat
Two sisters go shopping in a Mexican market for their mother's birthday. They count the number of presents in Spanish and English as they go along, and also create a rhyme about the gifts.

Joseph, Lynn
The Trinidad carnival is coming up and Lily's sister Christine is getting all the attention from her family over her hummingbird costume. Lily wishes that she could wear a fancy costume and jump up at the children's carnival too. When the big day comes, Lily helps Christine have courage to go up on the stage.

Slepian, Jan//Seidler, Ann
Big Hungry Thing and Little Hungry Thing go to a nearby school. After eating such things as flamburgers, blownuts, and crackeroni and sneeze, the Little Hungry Thing wants to play on the slide. Since Big Hungry Thing doesn't agree, the school children give the Hungry Things the slide as a gift.

Maguire, Arlene
Children of diverse backgrounds are shown and differences are emphasized. Every child has different interests and strengths and all characteristics should be valued. Everyone is special!

Speed, Toby//Root, Barney
All the prize potatoes at the county fair have snuck out to ride the Zip!Hackemup the chef realizes that he needs potatoes in his stew. He spies the spuds and bags them in his burlap sack. But, because the potatoes don't have ears, they don't listen to Hackemup. They escape as the chef is cooking and the potatoes are once again free and brave potatoes.

Hines, Anna Grossnickle
It is picnic time with turkey sandwiches, mustard, cheese, pickles, crackers, cheese nips, chocolate chips, celery sticks, apples, grapes and hard-boiled eggs. It begins to rain, so everything is packed back into the car. The picnic continues inside.

Shaw, Nancy
As the sheep venture on their way, they find themselves encountering prickly plants, fog, and the frightening feeling of being lost.

Loomis, Christine
Little rabbits acting as cowboys spend their day playing, eating, swimming, and having fun. When they grow tired, their parents put them to bed.

Dunbar, Joyce
Dora the duck, announces to Pogson the pig, Humphrey the horse, and Gideon the goat that tomorrow is Eggday!There will be a big competition to see who has the best egg. Pogson, Humphrey, and Gideon are so excited about Eggday, but they don't know how to lay their own eggs. Can a pig lay an egg?Can a horse?Or a goat?The animals learn a lesson from Hetty Hen, and Dora has a fun surprise!

Martin, David
Everyone knows the five little piggies- one that goes to the market, one stays home, one has roast beef, one has none, and one goes we, wee, wee all the way home. Now we will finally learn why these little piggies did all these different things!

Heine, Helme
An artist paints a forest for seven wild pigs to roam. They ruined the painting by splashing colors everywhere. Then he gets rid of the pigs and he realizes what he had done. Finally, decides to never paint pigs again.

Winthrop, Elizabeth
Dumpy La Rue is a pig with a passion for dancing. All of the other animals, including his family, keep telling Dumpy that pigs can't dance. But Dumpy doesn't listen and soon all of the animals are dancing with him.

Roth, Carol
One dirty pig gets into the tub, but what happens when all ten pigs take a bath?See what happens when all ten are clean and you must turn the book around and upside-down to count again.

Phillips, Mildred
A cow wonders why she says moo but all the other farm animals make different noises. She soon learns that each animal has its own identity and makes its own sounds, making them all unique.

Christelow, Eileen
Mama and her five little monkeys want to sell their rusty old car, but they must first clean and paint it. When no one comes to buy it they attempt to move the car, but it ends up in a lake. The crocodiles help to get the car out of the lake then later buy it. With the money from the sale, the monkeys buy a new red convertible.

Sewall, Marcia
A crazy cowboy rides his horse in a bronco contest to showoff to his fans. He meets his match with the horses he has to ride at Strawberry Roan.