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D'Aulaire, Ingri//D'Aulaire, Edgar
Lise and Lasse, two Lapp children, grow up in a loving family. They encounter many daily problems such as snowstorms and going away from home. However, they still play games and tricks and have a positive attitude about life.

Byars, Betsy
Anthony is a wild and creative little brother who, in the course of four different stories, tests the patience of his older brother.

Dotlich, Rebecca K.
There are so many families who do different things. Different families eat different foods, enjoy different activities, speak different languages, and live in different dwellings. There is always a family that is just right for you.

Beard, Darleen Bailey
Lucille and her younger brother, Natt, play together and use their imagination. They run around and exercise in their yard. While they are playing, a bad storm hits. Their mother puts them in the cellar as she goes to help an elderly neighbor. The storm is a tornado. When the storm is over, the two children find the two adults, and life is back to the way it was: imaginary.

Zweibel, Alan
In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

Williams, Barbara
Davey tries to feed his difficult little brother, Jeremy, while his mom tries to get ready. Davey tries many things, and finally Jeremy feeds himself.

Roser, Wiltrud
As everyone knows, the Easter Rabbit comes on Easter Sunday. But did you know there are many different kinds of Easter rabbits?Let's learn about the funny and interesting characteristics of each kind!

Waddell, Martin
After Tom's mother brings her new baby home, friends and family bring over lots of teddy bears for the new baby. Soon there are so many teddy bears that there is no room left for Tom to sit with mom and the baby. Tom's mother reassures Tom that there is always a place for Tom.

Johnston, Tony
At midnight, Nicholas Greebe dies. The following day he is buried by his family. However, a small dog digs around his grave and runs off with one of Nicholas Greebe's bones!This upsets Nicholas. His ghost decides to haunt his family until the missing bone is returned.

Prater, John
Let's learn the days of the week!Each day is defined by the many activities that the family does.

Steig, William
Yorick considers his brother, Charles, to be a first rate pain. When Yorick concocts a potion that shrinks himself to the size of a peanut, Charles takes care of him and struggles to find an antidote before their parents return.

Voigt, Cynthia
Rosie's four adventures are quite eventful for a dog that loves chaos.

Purdy, Carol
A pioneer woman named Iva Dunnit tries to save her house from the Big Wind. Her children use their wits and work with their mother to save their property from the wind storm.

Wallace-Brodeur, R.
Molly is tired of her younger sister, Susan. She tells stories about Susan for one week and realizes she's not so bad afterall.

Ormerod, Jan
Three families come together every day of the week to do activities help each other out. Some observe activities, do chores with others, or run errands with their friends. With so many people doing things together it is hard to keep track of who's whose!

Garcia, Maria
Connie and Diego are born multi-colored and get laughed at by their siblings. They travel to try to find a place where they fit in. They find that they are human beings and the place they belong is with their parents and family with the other humans.

Say, Allen
Sam, a young Asian American boy, realizes first hand what it is like to be an old man. He wakes up one morning with a much older look, but is the same young boy on the inside. He has a difficult time convincing his family and friends that he is the same boy they all know.

Gehret, Jeanne
A child struggles through life with Attention Deficit Disorder. He goes to the doctor and learns several things that makes life easier.

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

Samuels, Barbara
Faye tries to do things to make cool and confident Cindy Snappleby like her. However, Cindy begins making fun of Faye's little sister and she refuses to put up with it. She sees that family is more important.

Conford, Ellen
Randolph was a possum who could not hang upside down like everyone else. He cheats by using sticky sap on his tail, but the sap dries up in the winter. His pesky sister lends a hand and he finally can hang like the rest of the possums.

Alexander, Martha
Oliver's new baby sister gets a lot of attention and he feels neglected. He tries to give his sister away, but realizes that she wants to be with him. Oliver discovers that he will have a playmate when she is a little older.

DeWitt, Jamie
Eleven year old Jamie helps his stepfather, Butch, pick corn one autumn day. When the corn picker becomes plugged up, Butch attempts to climb off the tractor but gets caught and is seriously injured. Jamie saves Butch's life by turning the corn picker off and running for help. Jamie keeps the farm running while Butch recovers from the accident.

Christelow, Eileen
Five little monkeys wake early to make mama a birthday cake. But the five little monkeys must be careful not to wake mama or their surprise will be ruined -- can they do it?

Winter, Jeanette
Captain Herman and his crew cut trees in Michigan to deliver to the city of Chicago for Christmas. When a blizzard forms over Lake Michigan, the Captain and his crew disappear. From then on, the Captain's wife and daughters carry out the Christmas Tree Ship tradition for many years.

Wynot, Jillian
Ivy and Hackett decide to surprise their mom for Mother's Day by making her breakfast in bed. They make a real mess. When they wake up their mom, the food spills. She tells them she wants a hug (a Mother's Day Sandwich).

Adorjan, Carol
A little girl tells what her big sister is able to do which happens to be difficult for her. Then she tells what she can do. She keeps learning how to do more things each day.

Neitzel, Shirley
A young boy plans to build a house for the wrens in the yard. He starts with a diagram showing what the house will look like. He gets out a toolbox which holds wooden boards, a ruler, hammer, sandpaper, nails, a level, paintbrush, paint, and a scredriver. While he is constructing the birdhouse, his mother comes home. The boy and his mother hang the birdhouse from a tree in the backyard and admire his accomplishment.

Paterson, Katherine
It's almost Christmas and Marvin doesn't know what gift to give his parents. After he asks his older sister for some help, he ends up making a wreath. Marvin's parents love their gift and it hangs on their trailer almost all year. When they finally decide to take it down, they discover a family of birds who have been enjoying it too.

Cross, Verda
Great Grandma tells her grandchildren of threshing day. It is a day in late June when the wheat is harvested. The men harvest the wheat while the women cook a hearty meal. This was always an exciting day for grandma and her brother. Threshing day was a day she will never forget.

Zemach, Margot
Hilda's sister gets jealous when her father gives Hilda a medal for helping out around the house. She tells Hilda that she hopes she loses the medal. Hilda says that if she loses it and it gets buried, it will grow into a tree full of medals.

Hall, Donald
Lucy spends her New Hampshire summer of 1910 doing a variety of things. She helps her mother can fruits and vegetables and make beautiful hats to sell. She attends a Fourth of July celebration where she meets an organ grinder with a monkey and a gypsy couple trying to sell picture frames. The highlight of Lucy's summer was taking the train into Boston with her mother. That was one day that Lucy will never forget.

Byars, Betsy
Two sisters, Rose and May-May, travel in a covered wagon to many places dancing and singing and encounter many adventures

Carlson, Nancy
Pat knows 101 ways to sit in a chair, but he does not know how to sit still. After trying several ways to get Pat to sit still, his mom finally finds something that works. All Pat needs are things to keep him busy.

Bannatyne-Cugnet, Jo
Take a trip through the various activities that occur within a year. Start with hockey games, planting potatoes, fairs, and harvesting wheat. When fall approaches you will experience Halloween. To end the year is the celebration of Christmas.

Blegvad, Lenore
Grandma takes Emma and Luke to visit the house she once lived in when she was a little girl named Norrie. Grandma tells Emma and Luke the kinds of things Norrie used to do. When Emma and Luke have difficulty believing Grandma was Norrie, she proves it to them.

Greenfield, Eloise
A young African American boy describes all the activities that he and his father do.

Cooper, Melrose
A rhyming tale of a young girl's traditional family telling the activities they do together and the love they all share.

Milgram, Mary
A family has an adopted son named Joshie. Their neighbor tells them that Joshie is not really their brother because he does not look like them. His new sisters explain to him that Joshie is still their brother even though he is adopted.

Kroll, Virginia
Parents tell their children how they became a family. There are birth families, adoption families, single-parent families, two parent families, and different ethnic families.

Nixon, Joan Lowery
Tom is adopted by Shirley and Claude, and he hopes that they will adopt his sister, Bessie. Bessie and Shirley make a great team of catching crooks. Bessie spots them, and Shirley stops them. Bessie makes a great deputy and new daughter.

Stanek, Muriel
An only child is upset about a foster child temporarily living in her home, but then she grows to love the child as a sister. A bond grows between them through reading, singing, and playing together. The little girl grieves when the foster child is adopted by her aunt and uncle.

Ray, Mary Lyn
Take a trip with Anna through the happenings in her life. Look at Anna's experiences with piano lessons, picking blueberries with siblings, her marriage, and her children. After eighty years she is still playing the piano in the same house she grew up in.

Shulevitz, Uri
The silly town of Pickleberry is full of nonsense. The emperor treats his bird better than his own brother, who is his janitor. He sends his brother out on an errand, not knowing he was tricked into doing a favor for the bird. As Lou escapes, a salesman gets a hold of him. He escapes again by reciting his nonsense tales of Pickleberry. He finally reaches his Aunt Millie and continues to recite and pass on his side of the story, a lot of nonsense!

Lindbergh, Reeve
The goose gets loose and causes all kinds of racket around the farm. If the brother hadn't known why the goose got loose who knows what might have happened?

Eversole, Robyn Harbert
April has a very vivid imagination which turns her house into a magical house. April's sister does not believe in the magic and when she is around it disappears for April too. One day when Meredith is struggling with her dance steps, April helps her to see the magic.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
A collection of four short stories tell the adventurous tales of a young pig and her family. Often having a moral or value, the pigs usually resolve their problems well.

Brown, Palmer
There is a family of mice that live in an old grandfather's clock. One of the mice named Hickory decides that he wants to move out into the field. Hickory lives out there and makes friends with a grasshopper named Hop.

Joyce, William
A little girl and her brother take a trip to visit Santa in Toyland due to invite by Santa himself. As a result of the little girl's kidnapping, the brother and sister's relationship strengthens and the girl's Christmas wish comes true.

Hines, Anna Grossnickle
While Jackie's sister is at school, Jackie is lonely because she must play by herself. When it is lunchtime, Jackie gets out her lunchbox and eats with her mom. Then Jackie takes a nap until her sister comes home. When her sister gets home, she has a surprise for Jackie.