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Cannon, Janell
Wild and energetic, Verdi the snake is afraid of turning green and becoming lazy like the older snakes. To keep the green away, Verdi jumps and slithers all around the forest. One day Verdi does turn green, but he realizes it is the snake inside, not the color outside, that makes a great snake!

Le Guin, Ursula K.
A young boy is taken by trolls and his older sister tries to find him with the help of her magic wooden horse. The red mare comes to life and they rescue her brother from the troll's high mountain.

Morrow, Suzanne Stark
Because it is winter and no seals can be found, Inatuk and the people in his village are going hungry. In order to survive, Inatuk's family must move into the city where his father can work. Inatuk has a hard time because he must leave his best friend.

Schoenherr, John
Mother and father goose come to the same pond every year to make a nest to lay their eggs. This year when the eggs hatch, one of the goslings turns out to be a curious rebel. The gosling explores around the pond until the family flies south for the winter.

Pinkwater, Daniel
As polar bear cubs, Larry and Roy know they will be sent off on their own someday. When their mother sends the cubs away, Larry finds himself in New Jersey. Here he must get a job to pay for the muffins he loves to eat. Larry encounters trouble as people realize he is a polar bear, but a kind old man comes to Larry's rescue and gives him a job and a place to live.

Rayner, Mary
The Pig Family puts on a musical concert for charity, and during their performance, they discover that their newest member, a lady sousaphonist, is there for more than helping pigs.

Rayner, Mary
When Garth Pig goes to buy ice cream for himself and his nine brothers and sisters, he is kidnapped in the ice cream truck by a wolf pretending to be the ice cream lady. His siblings come to rescue him.

Leevwen, Jean Van
Amanda and Oliver are brother and sister pigs who see the first snow of the year. They have many adventures in the snow including building a snow fort, sledding, and making a snow pig.

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!

VanLeeuwen, J. Amanda
Amanda is very excited for her first day of school. She makes many new friends and tries to help a girl smile in her class. Amanda plays with toys, goes outside for recess, and realizes how much fun school really is.

Potter, Beatrix
Pigling Bland is a young pig who is sent to the market with his brother by his mother. His brother gets taken away and he gets picked up by Mr. Piperson who takes him to his home. There he meets Pig-wig who was stolen by Mr. Piperson. The two of them decide to run away together.

Geisert, Arthur
Seven pigs are trying to build the perfect tree house. Throughout the book, the reader must find seven pigs, 5 forms of a letter, the letter before it, and the letter after it.

Conford, Ellen
Eugene, the possum, is afraid of the dark. This is a real problem since possums sleep in the day and look for food at night. When he has to rescue his sister one dark night, he discovers he is brave.

Novak, Matt
A mouse family can never agree about what to watch on television. One day their television breaks and they decide to be creative and try other activities. They decide the new activities are better than the television.


Christelow, Eileen
Five little monkey experience the consequences of jumping on the bed because their mama called the doctor and the doctor said, No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Gilroy, Ruth G.//Gilroy, Frank D.
Little Ego does not want to be a mouse and trys to find a creature he would rather be. He discovers that he is a mouse and always will be.

Liang, Yen
Dee-dee and Boo celebrate the Chinese New Year with their family. The celebration includes decorations, dancing, and fireworks.

Polacco, Patricia
Patricia has waited ten years to learn to ride a horse. Her father takes her to a stable where she will spend most of her summer learning to ride with Mrs. Mack who knows all about horses. Patricia meets the horse of her dreams named Penny and works hard all summer so that she can ride her. Patricia's summer is complete!

Carrick, Malcolm
Mr. Tod does the hunting for the family. The only problem is that he cannot catch any rabbits. Mr. Tod has many clever ideas for traps. The traps work for Mr. Weasel, but Mr. Tod cannot catch rabbits with them. Mr. Tod and Mrs. Tod decide to switch roles. Mr. Tod is going to take care of the cubs while Mrs. Tod hunt for the rabbits.

Root, Phyllis
After getting in trouble because of her little brother, Michael, Jessica Ellen imagines a visit from a wonderful giant tiger who can take her flying though the night or eat Michael.

Marshall, Edward
A fox is asked to watch his sister but he does not watch her and she wanders off. At the end, he learns his lesson and realizes that he needs to be more responsible.

Brunhoff, Jean de
Babar, his friends, and family go on a hike. A storm comes so they go into a castle. The children find a ghost that only they can see, and it follows them home.

Akass, Susan
Eight of Delushka's nine eggs have hatched. The ninth duckling is scared to come out and needs his mother's help. After he emerges from his shell, he lags behind his siblings due to his fears. All of the farm animals encourage him until he can catch up and join his family.

Alexander, Martha
Rebecca has a hard time convincing her busy family that there is a moose tearing up their garden. Rebecca runs the moose out of the garden by herself. When her family finally comes out to see what Rebecca is talking about, the moose and the garden are gone. Rebecca eventually moves onto a new project.

Pilkey, Dave
The Tosis family has a dog named Hally. Hally is a wonderful dog except that she has very bad breath. When Mr. and Mrs. Tosis cannot take Hally's bad breath anymore they decide to give her away. The kids try to fix the problem by taking her to a mountain top to see the view, a movie, and a carnival to ride a roller coaster in the hopes that they will take Hally's bad breath away but nothing works. That night two burglars break into the house but when Hally kisses them the burglars pass out from the smell and Hally and her breath are, heroes!

Brown, Marc
Trouble for Arthur begins while he is watching TV. He sees a commercial for Treat Timer and just has to buy one for his dog, Pal. Arthur works hard to save and collect the money, but Treat Timer does not turn out to be all that Arthur had imagined.

Johnson, Paul Brett
Every Saturday, Laura's family goes to the market to sell their vegetables. On one lucky Saturday, Laura and her friend Betsy find a delicious surprise!

Hughes, Shirley
David takes his stuffed dog everywhere. One day he loses his dog and is very upset. Later that day, David goes to a fair and find his dog.

Fassler, Joan
Jenny does a lot of things little girls do; she sucks her thumb, wets the bed, stutters her words, and pretends her stuffed animals are real. Many people laugh at Jenny, but her mother tells her not to worry because things will get better as she grows up.

Lexau, Joan M.
Emily tries to run away when her mother shows more interest in taxes than in her. Emily is not able to cross the street alone so she, her baby brother, and the next-door dog end up running around the block. Emily fears she is lost and wants to go home when she realizes she is in front of her house.

Graham, Bob
Benny is a very talented magician's assisstant. When he outshines the magician though, he is kicked out of the show. For the first time, Benny is on his own and he doesn't know where to go or what to do. He searches everywhere for a place to belong. In the last place he looks, Benny finds the perfect home.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
The Brooksides enjoy their quiet life now that their children are gone. Soon their life changes after a stray dog joins their family.

Goode, Diane
Two sweet spirited, young siblings and their mischievous dog exercise their muscles and goodwill as they search for the perfect present for Mama. They experience a comic escapade through the city blocks of markets and vendors.

Howe, James
Harold, Chester, and Howie are a little spooked on Halloween. They became quite scared when Bunnicula, the family rabbit, wakes up in the middle of the night and their master comes home dressed as a witch.

Newberry, Clare Turlay
James receives Barkis, a dog, for his birthday. His sister wants to share her cat and his dog, but James is not interested. It is not until Nell Jean, his sister, saves Barkis' life that James will share his dog.

Lubell, Winifred//Lubell, Cecil
A cat named Kira, who is very set in her ways is chased up a tree by the neighbor's dog. Kira's family tries to get her to come down but she won't until she's ready -see what the reason is.

Zion, Gene
On a hot day at the beach, Harry cannot stay cool. He suddenly is covered with seaweed and everyone mistakes him as a sea monster, even his family!

Zion, Gene
When Harry hears that he is about to get a bath, he runs away from home and gets even dirtier until he is a black dog instead of a white dog. When he decides to go home, he is not recognized until he gets a bath!

Reid, Barbara
Two sisters leave their friends to go to a family birthday party. When the girls get to the party, they play games with lots of children and eat lots of good food and birthday cake. They have so much fun at the party that they don't want to leave!

McCully, Emily Arnold
A group of mice go to school and their little brother who is too young for school follows them.

Yolen, Jane
Eeny, Meeny, and Miney Mole live life underground and they have no idea what life up above is like. One day, Eeny burrows up above ground and discovers day, night, light, darkness, and the four seasons.

Marshall, Edward
Fox falls in love with many girls. He goes to the fair with each of them, but pretty soon they all find out he has other girlfriends. Because all of the girls are upset, he has to enter the dance contest with his sister and they win second place.

Hughes, Shirley
Alfie enjoys the outdoors. He goes camping, plays on big trees, and just about anything one could imagine to do in the outdoors.

Anno, Mitsumasa
Anno's journey takes us to Northern Europe where we see the land, the people at work and play, their art, architecture, and folklore. We also see an escaping prisoner, some characters from Sesame Street, and other things.

Rayner, Mary
Life in the busy Pig household is always eventful. Father, Mother, and their ten children have a big party, struggle against bad moods, and all end up in the same bed one night. A collection of seven stories.

Axelrod, Amy
Mrs. Pig isn't feeling well so Mr. Pig and the piglets decide to make her favorite chili. There's only one problem--they don't know how to cook! While Mom is taking a nap, Mr. Pig and the piglets make such a mess in the kitchen that Mrs. Pig wakes up to find the firemen cleaning up a big mess.

Hoban, Lillian
A boy and his sister decide to have a garage sale. He decides to sell his old bear and his sister buys it. After he sees her buy it, he is sad and wants it back. Then he realizes that even if the bear is not his now, the bear will be his nephew forever.

Wells, Rosemary
Max does not want to get rid of his old blue pants!Instead he wants a dragon shirt, but his mom did not give his sister enough money to buy one. Max loses his sister at the story and gets into a little mischief.

Numeroff, Laura
The three chicken sisters find happiness as they cook, sing, and knit, although they don't do any of these things very well. This bothers their neighbors until a wolf moves in next door. The neighbors are all frightened by the wolf, but the sisters' cooking, singing, and knitting make him move out of town.