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| by Henriod, Lorraine

Thomas, a four year old, spends his mornings helping his grandma who is in a wheelchair.

| by Stevenson, James

Mary and Louie have just moved into a new neighborhood. They are worried because they do not have any friends. Their grandpa tells them about when he moved to a new neighborhood when he was young.

| by Schulman, Janet

A father wants his daughter to be a tennis player. She would rather do gymnastics in the yard. Finally her father realizes that she should do what she is interested in and allows her to take gymnastics lessons.

| by Matura, Mustapha

Cayal loves jumping. He jumps everywhere. One day, he jumps to the moon where he meets a moon man and has tea with him. When he is tired, he jumps home.

| by Litchfield, Ada B.

Angela Perkins sturggles to hear others, so her parents take her to the doctor for an examination. She must wear a hearing aid. Her friends think she is special and she enjoys wearing the hearing aid.

| by Caudill, Rebecca//Ayars, James

Contrary Jenkins was a man that was always doing the opposite of what everyone told him to do. By doing the opposite, he got himself in trouble many times. Not many people liked him or wanted him around.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

A girl named Shirley is independent and very active while growing up. She meets Claude on their way out West to pan for gold. The two become quick friends and at the end decide to get married.

| by Korschunow, Irina

A young dragon comes to stay with Adam for a while and they help each other overcome the problems that make their school days unhappy.

| by Simon, Norma

Everyone is good at some things, but no one is good at everything. No one can do everything perfectly. People can be wonderful just the same.

| by de Mejo, Oscar

Gwen and her sister, Elizabeth, help find a tiny wife for their equally tiny friend, Sir Theodore.

| by Mayer, Mercer

Whinnie, a dragon, falls in love with a knight, but a knight and a dragon are supposed to be enemies.

| by Cohen, Miriam

A boy named George feels like an outcast because other students pick on him. He is not able to do some of the things they can so he gets depressed. He rescues someone by calling 911 and is on television and becomes famous at school.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Appelemando's dreams color the town. The adults do not appreciate the significance of his dreams until he uses his power to save the children.

| by Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth

Because she has already discovered the wonders of God, Suzy understands the true meaning of her friend's death.

| by Williams, Jay

By believing in an old, fat man who is really a dragon, Han, the road sweeper, saves the city of Wu. By being generous to the dragon, the attacking wild horsemen from the North leave Wu.

| by Mills, Lauren

Minna wants to go to school but she has no coat. Her mother and friends make her a coat out of clothing scraps. Minna wears it to school and the kids make fun of her until she tells them the stories behind each of the clothing scraps.

| by Mack, Bruce

Jesse always likes to wrap himself up and try on his mother's old dresses. He has a dream skirt which his mother helped him make. When he wears it to school, all the children have something to say.

| by Lionni, Leo

A little chameleon is sad because he does not have a color of his own. He meets another chameleon who befriends him and they become the same colors together.

| by Gerrard, Roy

A misfit in a tribe is accidently abandoned. He must try to survive on his own with a creature that he nurses to health.

| by Hamm, Diane Johnston

Josh's grandmother has to stay in a motorized bed because her legs don't work. Josh enjoys visiting her because she is very lively and as active as she can be.
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