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| by Aylesworth, Jim

The sights and sounds of the country railroad crossing during the first part of the twentieth century are recounted. First there is only the wind blowing with animals standing around. As a car approaches the crossing, the gate is lowered to signal the approach of a noisy train.

| by Fleming, Denise

An educational book with a little bit of everything from nursery rhymes to counting plus colors, fruits, seasons, alphabet, and animals.

| by Mathers, Petra

Herbie the duck and Lottie the chicken have been friends for a long time. One day Herbie goes to visit Lottie and finds Lottie spending time with a new friend, Dodo. Herbie becomes very jealous of Lottie's new friendship and he thinks that she doesn't care about him anymore. When Lottie has to leave to visit her sick aunt, Herbie becomes very lonely without Lottie's company. He decides to go over to visit Dodo and finds her stuck on her roof because she is afraid of heights. Herbie rescues her and Dodo tells Herbie how much Lottie cares about him. When Herbie finds out that Lottie is coming…

| by Marshall, James

Winnie the chicken seeks an adventure and jumps into a hot air balloon with a fox. Little does she know that the fox plans to eat her, but her friend, Harriet, saves her before it is too late.

| by Burningham, John

A little boy dreams that he travels in his toy train and picks up a lot of different animals on his journey who are in trouble.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

| by Hewitt, Kathryn

Noah builds a boat to sail two of every animal for forty days and forty nights. It starts out as a pleasure trip until the rain becomes a problem. All the animals fight but in the end, they learn a valuable lesson never to be forgotten again.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

Honeypot Bear and Commodore Mouse set sail to visit the La-di-da Hare on the Island of Oh. Upon arriving, the duo is greeted warmly by the Hare who insists they wear native Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts!Bear and Mouse have so much fun together that they decide to stay with the La-di-da Hare and together admire the beauty of the Island of Oh.

| by du Bois, William Pene

At Koala Park, grasshoppers are eating all of the food. The koala bears are without food and don't know what to do. They get help from the kangaroos and find circus equipment. They put on a show.

| by Cazet, Denys

Arnie comes home from his first day of school in the first grade. His mother makes him a snack and sits down to talk about his day. Arnie tells his mother about all the activities that took place at school. Arnie has a field trip the next Friday, and he begins to get ready for it. Arnie really enjoys school.

| by Goodall, John S.

Paddy takes off in a balloon and experiences many adventures.

| by Calmenson, Stephanie

Mr. Panda opens his restaurant and the animals come in by one's, two's, all the way to ten's to dine in his restaurant, Panda Palace. After all the patrons are seated and the restaurant is full, one more guest arrives, a tiny mouse. Will Mr. Panda be able to find room for him?

| by Brown, Craig

A tractor pulls many different types of machines in order to plant and cultivate a crop of food. Once the corn grows, the farmer uses another machine to harvest it for market.

| by George, Jean Craighead

Bessie finds a new friend while exploring an ice ship-- a baby polar bear. She and Snow Bear play together like best pals. Bessie's brother and Snow Bear's mother watch carefully because they are both concerned and worried about their friendship. Will Bessie and Snow Bear's happiness be enough to keep them together?

| by Slate, Joseph

An alphabet of animal students get ready for kindergarten and so does their teacher Miss Bindergarten. There are many activities and tasks for each student to do before arriving at school to hear Good morning, Kindergarten!

| by Haas, Jesse

Hurry!Hurry!If the grass gets wet, then the hay will spoil. Grandpa, Grandma, and Nora work hard to gather the hay before the gray clouds bring the rain. Cooperation and commitment help the family successfully gather the hay.

| by Ransom, Candice F.

Candice's mother marries Howard and they move to a new house. When Candice asks how long they will live there, Howard replies forever and she wonders how long that is. One day Candice realizes how long forever is.

| by Cutler, Jane

Join Mr. O and the rest of his worn-torn city as he plays music to improve the city's spirits. Just when things were bad enough, a rocket destroys the truck that helps to save the town. See what the community does to keep healthy during this crisis time of war.

| by Gunthorp, Karen

Antonia has a big surprise for the picnic, but she needs her boat to get there, and it is filled with holes. Will she get there before it is too late.
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