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Mohler, Diana & Turner, Deborah
As a homeless and handicapped dog, Willy never finds true happiness until he is rescued from the animal hospital and given a home and family. However, Willy lacks the ability to walk on his own and his owner Deborah tries several attempts to help Willy. Finally, Willy is given a wheel chair which enables him to finally be free and live his life to its fullest.

Wahl, Jan
Humphrey sails with his stuffed bear on some very scary adventures. He eventually finds his lost security and gets reassurance from his parents.

Weaver, Alexis Rae
Hunter Bunny is eagerly awaiting for winter to arrive and is determined to take part in all the activities that come along with it. He visits his fellow animal friends who teach him to ski, skate and snowboard, but with Hunter Bunny's shorter leg, he is unable to be successful. With the help of his best friend Clark, the two find a way for Hunter to be able to ski in the animal ski race. Determined to win, Hunter Bunny practices day and night for the big competition and it pays off in the end when he brings home the first place ribbon.

Weaver, Alexis Rae
Hunter Bunny, made fun of because of his limp leg, meets Clark, the duck who has trouble seeing and the two become best friends. The night before Easter, the two find the Easter bunny lying on the ground and it is now up to them to deliver the baskets around town. After successfully saving Easter, the return to the forest to find all the animals praising and cheering for them.

Frazee, Marla
The baby will not hush and the family can't take it any longer. A peddler, who has a wagon filled with toys and animals, tries to aid the family. Nothing works, until exhaustion takes over and the loving family has the sweetest baby in town.

Niner, Holly L.
A young boy goes through the tribulations of finding out he has Tourette Syndrome. He has to learn to deal with his tics. As he becomes more accepting of his disorder, he helps others understand why he has the tics and movements. Others become more understanding.

Szaj, Kathleen
Katie hates goodbyes!She would rather sing at the top of her lungs, yell at her teddy bear or wiggle her loose teeth than tell her loved ones goodbye. Her family helps her cope with goodbyes, then very soon she will be saying hellos.

Bunting, Eve
On Sophia's seventh birthday, her grandfather gave her an olive tree. Sophia is a little disappointed by the gift and doesn't understand why her grandfather would give her an olive tree that she can't even see. After all, it is Greece and she lives in California! It isn't until her grandfather passes away that Sophia truly understands the importance and meaning of the gift when she and her mother visit the olive tree in Greece.

Vigna, Judith
Olivia lives with her father since her parents have divorced. For a school assignment she writes a book about her mother, but dedicates it to her father to show that she loves them both.

P. Feiffer, Jules
Oh no, a little girl lost her teddy bear!Her family doesn't have time to help her, so she becomes a detective. In the process of searching for her bear, she finds many of her other missing toys before finding her bear.

Garland, Sherry
A young boy is fascinated with his neighbor. He watches the neighbor's actions and understands his feelings. Unfortunately, no one notices the boy.

Simon, Norma
What makes you mad?Children are faced with emotions of anger, jealousy, and frustration. They must learn to control their feelings and work them out in ways that are acceptable to themselves and others. We need to understand and respect a person's feelings whatever they might be.

Howe, James
A little cricket is sad and wishes to be a beautiful butterfly. Through talking to an older cricket, the littlest cricket soon realized, that he too, was beautiful.

Wilhelm, Hans
A little boy grows up with his dog Elfie and they do everything together. When Elfie dies, the boy is very sad. He knows that he can get another dog, but no dog will replace Elfie.

Delton, Judy
A young boy develops allergies and isn't able to keep his dog. He copes with the separation although it isn't easy.

Bryan, Ashley
Black American Spirituals are a representation of the resilience and bravery of enslaved Blacks. Although these songs represent suffering and sadness, they also demonstrate creativity, heritage, and expression. Ultimately, spirituals connect people to each other, their culture, and their goals.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
A young boy is apprehensive about moving to another house. The boy is willing to let his mother take all of his things, but he is not willing to go. She reminds him that at his new home he will have many new things and special places, but more importantly, the family will be together.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
A little boy and his friend, Oscar, have a little fight. The little boy wonders how Oscar will survive without him. He thinks all these bad things will happen to Oscar because he is not there. The little boy really misses and needs Oscar's friendship.

Kelley, True
Jess is excited to have the chicken pox because she gets to miss school. Unfortunately, this happiness quickly ends when she realizes it isn't fun to be stuck home without your friends.

McGinnis, Lila
In kindergarten, everyone talks about their daddies except Kate. She doesn't have a daddy in her life. Her mom explained that he moved away. Kate and her sister, Glory, are curious so one day they walk to his house. They meet him and his new baby, which he claims is his only one. They run all the way home to tell their mom. They talk about love and what it means.

Bahr, Mary
Nathan was a brother, a wonderful best friend, and a great classmate. Then one day, Nathan was gone. If Nathan Were Here tells a story of what it is like for a community and family to lose a loved one. This book shows us the true need and meaning for friendship.

Siegelson, Kim L.
Mentu and Twi tell the story of an African family newly arrived in the Americas. Twi never gives up on returning to her native Africa. Twi tells stories of cooking, planting, music and dancing from her native land.

Smalls, Irene
Irene Jennie, a young girl living on a plantation, is sad when she can't spend Christmas with her parents. She prays for things to change and a Christmas parade cheers her up. As she watches the parade with her godmother, she receives a nice surprise.

Martin, Charles E.
Heather has to stay on an island during the winter. She misses her summer friends.

Hazen, Barbara Shook
A little boy and his family have plans to go camping, but they are cancelled because of the rain. The little boy gets angry and disappointed, but has a fun day at home after all.

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.

Roberts, Brenda C.
One night Miz Mozetta decided that she felt like dancing. Her friends outside made excuses not to dance and the children across the street would not let her. Miz Mozetta sulks to her room, but soon enough her friends and the children show up in her memories ready to dance the jitterbug all night long.

Cohen, Miriam
Jim's dog, Muffins, gets killed and when he goes to school, he won't talk to anyone. His friend, Paul, makes him laugh and realize that life goes on even after someone you love dies.

Winter, Jeanette
Josefina spends her whole life shaping soft clay into a story. She looks out at the world and makes what she sees until her story is complete.

Billout, Guy
Time passes on as a man grows older.

Sawyer, Ruth
A family lives happily on a farm, but each must do an equal share of work. When food gets scarce, Johnny must leave. A round cake is packed with Johnny's things. When the cake falls out and rolls, it takes animals back to the farm.

Spagnoli, Cathy
A newly married couple is separated when the husband is called to war. An evil tree spirit sees how sad the man is and decides to take his place. The spirit takes the form of the man and lives with his wife. The man returns from the war to find the spirit.

Henkes, Kevin
Lilly is not happy about the arrival of her new baby brother, Julius. She is happier when her cousin Garland comes to visit.

Manson, Ainslie
It is a time of war and children in England won't have Christmas presents. A little girl's class decides to give gifts they love that are like new. The little girl unselfishly gives up her most cherished doll and inserts a note, and a girl from England becomes her pen pal after receiving the gift.

Nerlove, Miriam
Ruth loses her only tooth. She is afraid that it isn't going to grow back. Finally, it grows back and she is happy.

Smith, Will
A father talks of ongoing love for his son from the moment he is born. As his child grows, the father tries to teach him how to be a man and also tells him how he will always be there for him. Having this child is the father's proof that his dreams have come true.

Howe, James
A young girl finds her own spirituality while observing the differing social customs of her Jewish and Christian relatives following her grandfather's sudden death. She interacts with her family to remember her grandfather in special ways at home, at church, and before bed.

Hedderwick, Mairi
Wednesdays are very hectic at the post office on the Isle of Struay, especially today with baby Liam teething. Katie Morag decides to help out by delivering the mail until she runs into some deep water. With her confidence and the help of her grandmother, Katie successfully solves her dilema.

Mitchell, Susan K.
When a strange little creature appears out of nowhere after the big rains, Australian animals wonder what in the world he can possibly be! His fur, feet, tail, and duck-like bill reminded each of something different. With a down-under spirit, they all pitch in to help him discover where he belongs.

Sotomayor, Antonio
Khasa goes to the Fiesta with his uncle. When the two are separated, Khasa goes through a great adventure getting back to his uncle.

Grifalconi, Ann
Sissy is sad and lonely because she thinks about her father who died when she was a baby. Sissy's Uncle Dan helps her to understand differences among people and cheers her up through the use of his cornfields. He also makes her understand that even though her father is not alive, she has a family that loves her very much.

Mathers, Petra
When Rosa's mother gets sick and has to go away to get well, how will Rosa ever survive?How will she get along without her mother?Will she get along with her aunt and cousin?

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.

Henkes, Kevin
A little kitten sees a full moon for the first time. He thinks it is a bowl of milk and tries to reach it. Then he sees the full moon reflecting in a pond and thinks it's a bowl of milk. After getting wet and sad, he goes home to find his very own bowl of milk.

Winter, Jeanette
Klara's family struggled in Sweden so they moved to America. The long trip and struggles of leaving her home make her sad but with time she became very happy.

Willems, Mo
Trixie, her daddy, and her trusty bunny companion are heading to the laundry mat. While there, Trixie helps her daddy sort the clothes. Unfortunately, Trixieメs bunny becomes part of the dryer pile. Trixieメs dad doesnメt realize that the bunny is in the dryer. In trying to get his attention Trixie says her first word. In the end, she and both parents run to retrieve Knuffle Bunny.

Purdy, Carol
Little Raven Hannah feels sad when she is not big enough to do anything on the farm. Then she teaches herself to read (something no one else in her family can do) and she becomes very happy.

Smith, Peter
At first, Lenny is unhappy because her brother is too young to play with, but soon he joins in the fun.

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?

Wild, Margaret//Vivas, Julie
Miram and the women of the camp make toys for children from material scraps and buttons. They plan for a celebration when the soldiers come to free them from the German camp.