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Henkes, Kevin
Ruthie did not have a pet but she had an imaginary friend, Jessica. Ruthie's parents tried to tell her that there was no Jessica. When Ruthie went to kindergarten, she met a real friend named Jessica.

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.

Breinburg, Petronella
Shawn has always wanted to go to school. When his mother takes him to school on his first day, he cries. After feeling welcome by his classmates and teacher, he is happy to be at school.

McKissack, Patricia C.
Libby lies to Mama about feeding the cow. When she is caught and punished, Libby vows to tell the truth from then on. She ends up hurting her friends when she tells it like it is. Can Libby tell the truth and get her friends back?

Beim, Jerrold
Jim is the smallest boy in the whole class. He makes the loudest noises, paints the biggest pictures, and even pushes his way to the front of the line to be the first one down the slide at recess. When Jim shares his lunch to help a friend, he realizes that the size of the heart is what's important.

Hoffman, Mary//Binch, Caroline
Grace loves to act out stories or fantasies. When her school decides to put on a production of Peter Pan, she wants to be Peter. Everyone says she cannot because she is a black girl. She dances and practices a lot for the audition and at the audition it is evident that she will be the best Peter Pan.

Howard, Elizabeth F.
Jonathon's big sister Sarah is off to her first day of school. While she's gone, Jonathon tries to keep himself busy until she returns. He builds blocks with his grandma, rides his fire truck, and blows bubbles. He hears many sounds outside, but none of them are Sarah. When will Sarah come?Finally, Jonathon sees a yellow school bus. Sarah is finally home and now they can play together.

Cazet, Denys
Barney is spending the weekend at his grandparents. His grandfather buys him a rocket model, helps him with his science project and tells him stories.

Hest, Amy
Jessie and her Grandmother are very close family to each other because there are no other relatives. Grandmother teachers Jessie to sew and Jessie teaches Grandmother to read. One day, Jessie is requested to travel to America by the rabbi. Her journey by ship is hard, but she meets a young man, Low, who she finds again in America and marries. Grandmother travels to America on the money that Jessie earned sewing lace for three years.

Biale, Rachel
Make a scrapbook on how do you feel before we move. Draw several pictures of how you feel. What does your house look like now?What will our new house look like?What is special to you before we move?

Watson, Pauline
Daddy has decided to go back to school, so mommy is going to go tho work. Vickie, the youngest child in the family, shares her view of her dad as the head of the household.

Nerlove, Miriam
During 1938 in Poland, Rachel and her family are struggling to survive along with other Jews in the area. Her father loses his store, Rachel and her brother stop going to school, and they have nothing to eat. Rachel paints flowers on their apartment walls to pass the time.

Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald
After President Lincoln frees the slaves a man opens up a school for African Americans. All boys attend the school. Five boys that go to this school have a little sister that badly wants to go also. They tell her the hourney is too treacherous. After asking to go all summer, her parents finally allow her to go to school with her brothers.

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.

Avi
Every morning Abigail and her brother go to school on board their father's boat. One morning they see an accident and decide to help one of the boats. Abigail has to steer while her father helps on the other boat. On her way down the river, Abigail must make some quick decisions. With Captain Abigail in charge everyone arrives safely.

Lauture, Denize
The children rise early to begin their journey to school. They run over roads, through towns, and past people. The children do not care if they twist ankles or make their toes bleed; they just want to get to school to learn how to read.

Chall, Marsha Wilson
Jean Claude is going to boarding school, but no dogs are allowed at La School d'Excellence. Poor Bonaparte must find a way to be with Jean Claude!

Altman, Linda Jacobs
Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, is tired of moving around and dreams of a permanent home. She finds a special place for herself so she doesn't feel so bad about leaving. The family continues to harvest peaches, apples, carrots, and tomatoes.

Soto, Gary
Ricky is always being told he looks like his mother. When he is given the chance to choose his costume for the school play, Ricky chooses the big bushy mustache. Now he will look like his papi. But Papi must come to the rescue when Ricky loses his mustache. There's only one way to replace a big bushy mustache!

Davison, Martine
Robby wakes up one morning with an earache. His father takes him to the doctor in order to get medicine which will make him feel better. After he sees his friend in the doctor's office and is told about what the doctor will do, Robbie is not scared anymore.

Guettier, Benedicte
A devoted father works hard to take care of his ten children day and night. He decides to get away and sail around the world, until he realizes something is missing and returns home.

Dorrie, Doris
Lottie wakes up from a dream of castles and gold and realizes that it is a very special day. She cannot wear her usual outfit to school, she must wear her special princess dress. Although her mother says that it is too cold outside, Lottie tries to explain that it is a very special day and everyone should be dressed up. Eventually, Lottie's mother agrees and they both wear princess dresses all day.

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.

Schwartz, Amy
Annabelle's sister, Lucy, tries to describe to Annabelle what her first day of Kindergarten will be like. It is much better than she thought.

Taulbert, Clifton
Little Cliff is dreading the first day of school. He has heard that school is all work and no fun. With the continued encouragement of his great-grandmother, Cliff finally heads to school. Upon arrival, he sees all of his friends and discovers that school can be fun too.

Gosselin, Kim
Halloween is quickly approaching. Sarah is feeling sad because she knows that she cannot eat as many sweets as her friends. This is because Sarah has diabetes. Sarah and her mother eventually learn that Halloween is not all about candy; it's about having fun.

Bercaw, Edna Coe
Jennifer's Korean grandmother arrives just in time for Grandparents Day at school. But Jennifer is afraid that her grandmother will embarrass her because she doesn't speak English. However, after her grandmother tells Jennifer's class the story of her childhood, Jennifer is not embarrassed at all.

Lexau, Joan M.
Jill hates red rover because she is afraid to hold on and afraid to run into arms; she does not want to get hurt. Her grandfather helped her overcome her fears by sharing his fears about having his teeth pulled.

Nixon, Joan Lowery
Michael John brings in a secret science project that makes wierd noises. It gets loose and a new classmate helps him catch the mystery animal. The new boy gains acceptance by the students.

Hutchins, Pat
Billy is a little monster who does not want to go to school. At school, he receives stars. At the end of the day, he does not want to go home.

Sherkin-Langer, Ferne
When a little girl's mom is sick and has to stay in the hospital she becomes sad and doesn't want to sing or play with her friends. She visits her mom, but she is nervous that her hugs might hurt her. When her mom finally comes home, the little girl is happy to have her back but worries that she won't be there when she wakes up.

Stevenson, James
Two children, Mary Ann and Louie, tell their grandpa how terrible their first day of school was. Grandpa tells them a story about his own horrible day at school with an evil teacher named Mr. Smeal, but the next few days were lots of fun.

Burnett, Frances Hodge
Young Sara is forced to attend Miss Minchin's select seminary for young girls in London when her father gets shipped off to war. Miss Minchin, the director of the seminary becomes a bit apprehensive about Sara's stay with them because her father said that she is to have the very best of everything. When a note arrives that says Sara's father died, things change for the worse. Poor Sara is forced to live the life of a slave. She eventually meets up with an Indian gentleman who helps her to gain her life back.

Dalton, Anne
A family goes through the routine of their day in the rhythm of the tune here we go round the mulberry bush.

Rockwell, Anne
Bicycle, pinwheels, balloons, sand, slides, and kites are some of the things to play with in the park. Noisy things to play with in the yard, things to play with at school, and things to play with at a party are some of the other areas described.

Oechsli, Kelly
A boy runs to school, participates in the day, and then walks home (A Wordless book).

Cone, Molly
Mr. King's fifth grade students work on a project to restore Pigeon Creek to its original beauty. They cannot believe the water was once clear and had fish. They learn about the life cycle of salmon, grow their own salmon, and release them into their now clear Pigeon Creek. The next fall they look for their salmon to return.

Levine, Ellen
Mei Mei moves from Hong Kong to New York, but she does not want to speak in English. She only wants to speak in Chinese until Nancy comes to the Chinatown learing center to work with Mei Mei.

Hru, Dakari
When Joshua is pressured by his parents to play his African instrument in the school talent show, he is embarrassed because it is not as cool as the rap his friends will do. His uncle then gives him a magical mask which makes Joshua seem cool to other people. When he realizes he would rather make music with his Kalimmba, he is a hit at the talent show.

Ward, Nanda
Tom lives far away from school and wishes he had a friend with whom to walk from school. He feels he has friends calling out to him when he echoes his names from on top of Hermit Mountain. Little did he know that a Hermit lived on the mountain and was disturbed by his echoes. Tom's echoes eventually lead to a friendship between the two.

Elmer, Irene
Anthony's father is a magician. Anthony tells his teacher and class that he wants to be a magician too. The class does not believe in magic, so Anthony is determined to prove to them that he can do it. He makes dragons grow right in front of their eyes, but they are unable to see the dragons because they do not believe.

Cohen, Barbara
Molly brings a pilgrim doll that's a replica of her mother when she left Russia to school. Only with this doll do the other students learn the true meaning of a pilgrim.

Simon, Norma
A little boy and his friend, Grace, dread Father's Day at school because neither child sees their father, but still has to make cards for them. The boy decides to make cards for his grandfather and neighbor.

Gosselin, Kim
Jamie is a girl who has a seizure disorder. Jamie explains what happens when she has a seizure and shares how others can help her.

Gosselin, Kim
Justin is scared to leave his parents for the first time to travel to camp. Asthma camp turns out to be a place he greatly enjoys. He learns about asthma and its effects on his body. By the end of the week Justin leaves camp but he can't wait until the following year to come back.

Feder, Paula Kurzband
Alba, Willie, and Nancy are all students in Mrs. Greengrass' class. They all wondered where their teacher lived and searched for several days. They watched her walk out of school each day and collected clues. At the end, they finally ask Mrs. Greengrass where she lives and they were correct. She rewards them with ice cream cones for being such good detectives.

Marshall, James
Joe and Spud start school. The assistant principal doesn't like them and watches them at all times. When things start getting out of hand, the only ones who can help him are Mary Frances and Big Al!

Newman, Leslea
Heather has two mommies. Heather learns that there are many different types of families and that having two lesbian moms does not make her different from any other children in her class.

Jackson, Isaac
Jerome becomes good friends with Robert, a new boy at school. On the night that Jerome sleeps over at Robert's house, Robert shares a pair of his pajamas. Jerome learns that it's okay if people do things a little differently.

Brown, Marc
Arthur goes to school on the first day and finds out he has the meanest teacher. The hardwork that Arthur does enables him to win the spelling bee.