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Waber, Bernard
Lyle the Crocodile is ready for Christmas, but his neighbor Mr. Grumps is having the blahs - enough blahs to make his cat Loretta run away. Lyle and the rest of his neighbors set out on a searching adventure where much excitement follows.

Stevenson, James
Elwyn, Santa's oldest elf, enjoys making toys for all the little girls and boys. Unfortunately, this year Elwyn is too late in finishing his toys, and Santa has already left for the North Pole. Luckily, Blitzen, the oldest reindeer, takes Elwyn and his toys and delivers them.

Maccarone, Grace
Sam's mother forgets to pack his lunch for school. So Sam's first grade friends come to the rescue.

Speare, Jean
Thomas's parents need to help his uncle, so they leave Thomas with a friend one week before Christmas. Thomas is afraid that his parents won't make it home. They show up late Christmas Eve and Thomas is happy.

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.

Scheffrin-Falk, Gladys
Max is a dancing bear and his best friend, Boris, is sad and envious of him. Max teaches Boris to dance and each of them enjoys the time that they spend together. Boris is happy again.

Wallace-Brodeur, Ruth
Mitch has been Michael's pet for 15 years. He is an important part of the family, and Michael loves him very much. When Mitch becomes ill, Michael has a difficult time dealing with the fact that Mitch is dying.

Clement, Rod
Grandpa's teeth have been stolen!Officer Rate comes to investigate and they put wanted posters all over town. To avoid becoming a suspect, everyone in town begins to smile all the time. Tourists are afraid to get out of their cars because everyone is smiling. The problem is solved with a collection of money to get Grandpa new teeth, and the crime is solved in the process.

Williams, Vera B.
There is a jar that a mother saves all her change in from work. When the jar is finally full, she buys a chair that is very comfortable. This is important because all of her furniture was destroyed in a fire.

Brisson, Pat
A father and his daughter plant a garden every year, and every year she hears the story of how the ritual started. When her father was ten, he and some friends destroyed a neighbor's garden. In the father's guilt, he makes amends with the neighbor and gains a friend.

Heide, Florence Parry
Treehorn is shrinking. Being little is not easy. Treehorn discovers this by having difficulty doing his daily routine, like trying to mail a letter or go to school. One day, Treehorn finds a magical board game that helps him solve his problem.

Priceman, Marjorie
Kate is a little girl whose best friend is a frog. When the frog causes too much trouble, her mom tells her to get rid of it. As Kate tries to find a decent home for her frog, he escapes.

Carlson, Nancy
Two best friends do everything together from the time they are babies. When one friend moves away, the other person is sad and lonely, wondering if she will ever be happy again. All is well when a new family moves in next door.

Borton, Lady
Marty Louise has to stay home the rest of the school year because she has rheumatic fever. Feeling alone, she finds a friend in a dying stray cat that she nurses back to health. Her mother hates cats. Will she let Marty keep him?

Hutchins, Hazel
Sophie wants to make Monster cookies, but first she needs to go to the store and buy all of the ingredients. But then something happens and Sophie finds herself being accused of shoplifting!

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur
There is no pizza in May's town until Mrs. Pelligrino comes to visit and teaches them how to make delicious food.

Goble, Paul
Native American legends guide their people. The story of an iron horse proved to come true when the Native Americans witnessed a train crash. In an attempt to keep the white men from stealing more land, the Native Americans burned the objects from the train.

Baker, Barbara
Digby and Kate spend every day together. They play games, eat, draw pictures, take walks, and just enjoy each other's company. The only problem is that they often disagree, as a dog and cat should. Still they have fun together and continue to be best friends.

Hoban, Russell
Frances does not want to play with Gloria because she is young and small. Albert does not want to play with Frances because she is a girl. They all decided to play together, and each realizes how bad it feels to be left out.

Tejima, Keizaburo
During the winter, a young swan becomes ill and is unable to fly to her summer home. Her family stays with her until she dies, then they fly to their summer home and grieve the loss of their daughter.

Stevenson, James
It hasn't rained for months in Mud Flat, and the animals have never been so hot. They try to help each other stay cool, but it is the rain that brings relief and happiness in the end.

Pilkey, Dav
Over time the gargoyles have become feared and unloved, but at night angels come down and make them feel blessed again.

Cain, Barbara S.
When you first started school, were you excited? Were you scared?Did you feel both excited and scared? Feelings can be hard to understand, especially when you have two feelings at the same time. Everyone has feelings at different times for different reasons.

Berman, Linda
Nick's babysitter, Sara, is the best ever. She paints with him, bakes cookies with him, and even teaches him to paint. But one day, Sara has bad news for Nick -- soon she will be moving to California. Nick must learn to let go of not only a babysitter, but a good friend.

Voake, Charlotte
Ginger the cat lives a happy, comfortable life until the little girl who owns him gets a new kitten. The kitten is in Ginger's way at first, but eventually they learn to be friends.

Bodnar, Judit Z.
A fox catches fish for his dinner. WHen his friend, the bear, finds out he wants to know where the fox got all his fish. The bear takes his friend's advice and spends all night trying to catch fish. At dawn, he does not think he has caught any, but then he realizes he has caught a lot of fish on the way home.

McCrea, James//McCrea, Ruth
An unhappy princess looks for happiness by trying to take it from the gardener's son. She finally decides to join him.

Adams, Eric J.//Adams, Kathleen
On the day his daddy leaves town, Danny wakes up early to write down a secret question, then he slips it into his pocket. He shows and talks about the secret question to his teacher, his mom, his friend, and even his dad. Each person tries to reassure Danny that his parent's divorce is not his fault. Danny's secret question flies away in the wind, but he still keeps asking other questions -- and he always will.

Agee, Jon
Ever since Ludlow was born, he has been a big grump who never laughs or smiles. Suddenly he begins having the funniest dreams in the world and laughs hysterically all night long. His laughter becomes so contagious that a local radio station decides to broadcast Ludlow's laughter around the world. One night, Ludlow did not laugh in his sleep, but he did wake up with a huge smile on his face!

Gray, Libba Moore
Little Lil lives with her mom Big Lil and her saxophone playing uncle. Everyone loves the sound of Uncle Sudi Man's sax!One day, Big Lil becomes ill and Uncle Sudi Man must sell his saxophone to pay for the medicine. Everyone is so sad until Little Lil saves the day!

Rylant, Cynthia
The celebration of a little girl's birthday begins as soon as she is born. As each year passes, her personality, behavior, and presents change. Her parents celebrate the special moments of growing up by surrounding her with love, presents, and memories.

Root, Phyllis
Aunt Nancy won't be bothered by Old Man Trouble and his mean tricks. Instead, she turns every bad situation into a good one, ruining his fun so he'll leave her alone.

Haseley, Dennis
A young man leaves home, marries, and begins to fly kites. He teaches his son the joy of kite flying, and with each changing event in their lives, a new kite is launched. When the son wants to travel, too, they make a very symbolic kite for both of them.

Willner-Pardo, Gina
Jess is afraid of losing her best friend Molly, because there is a new girl in her class. Jess becomes close with the new girl's turtles. It's not too long until Jess learns what a true friend is and that you can have more than one.

Anholt, Catherine//Anholt, Laurence
Everyone is different, no one is quite the same. Discover all about you!How do you feel today?Are you hungry?Each time it's a new story.

Berger, Melvin
Do you wonder how your body quits bleeding when you have a cut or why the new skin under a scab is pink?A group of students finds answers to these questions when they complete their science fair project. This is a great resource for information on cuts, bleeding, and how wounds heal.

Kirk, David
Miss Spider is planning to have eight for tea. But what is she to do when the bugs are too scared to eat her cake?Ask Miss Spider how she makes friends with every moth, tick, and flea -- just by having cake and tea.

Prestine, Joan Singleton
A young girl has a day full of different moods. Although she starts out happy, she begins to feel different throughout the day. She does not want to share with her friend and gets upset when he plays with her toys. She learns what she should have said to make her family and friends understand.

Lillie, Patricia
Jake is upset to find that his very best friend and neighbor is not at home. He worries that she will not ever return and he will not have anyone to play with. However, Rosie soon comes home and shows Jake a fun surprise.

Davenier, Christine
Leon falls in love with Albertine, but he's not sure how to get her attention. Leon takes the advice of his friends, but no matter how hard he tries, Albertine does not notice him. What will it take for Leon to win the love of Albertine?

Stevenson, James
Thanks to the ugliest thing in the world, Mr. Worst ends up looking at things in a good way instead of complaining about everything.

Crary, Elizabeth
Tracy can not wait to meet her new neighbors. Her smile disappears when she sees that her new neighbors own her worst fear, a big dog!What will Tracy do?Is she going to watch from her window, sing a happy song, or ask someone to hold her hand when she meets her new neighbors?No matter what Tracy decides, she will soon overcome her fears by getting a puppy of her own!

Gosselin, Kim
This book looks at exercise and how it can induce asthma. It explains that some children may have this problem, but encourages them to participate in physical activities.

Flack, Marjorie
Tim is a tadpole who feels sorry for himself because he can only swim and not jump. A bullfrog tells Tim not to be discouraged. Tim soon matures into a bullfrog and is able to jump.

Hest, Amy
Jessica's best friend Jason is moving away and she is sad. She gives him a party, but they have a fight about him moving, finding new friends, and having better parties. The two make up and admit that they will miss each other.

Bang, Molly
One day, a goose egg falls into the home of woodchucks and hatches open. A goose is raised by the woodchucks and becomes part of their family. Eventually, the goose feels very sad and doesn't know why. When she ventures out to find happiness, she accidentally learns to fly.

Bang, Molly
What do you do when you're angry?Sophie feels bad when she's angry. She wants to yell and kick and scream, but she runs outside to her special place instead. When she comes home, everyone is glad to see her and she feels much better.

Cazet, Denys
As Minnie and Moo sit watching the stars, they wish they could dance. When their wish comes true, they dress up as the farmer's twin sisters, Opal and Ruby, and attend a party at the farmer's house. They have a wonderful time at the party, but the fun ends when they are offered hamburgers. Fearing for their lives, the cows return to the barn.

Schnur, Steven
On the last day of Chanukah, an old man stops by Seth's house to sell ties. After talking with the old man for awhile, Seth learns how the man lost his whole family in the Holocaust. Seth makes a wish for the old man as the menorah candles burn out.

Williams, Karen Lynn
A home is a place of security and happiness. Peter finds Africa to be more of a home than America. In Africa, Peter is treated with respect, politeness, and care. After learning more about the world, Peter gets to go home again.