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| by Andersen, Hans Christian

Did you know that chickens gossip too? Come read about one chick that plucks out her feathers, supposedly to look good and impress her rooster. After one of her feathers is plucker, an owl sees her actions and spreads the word. The story gets turned around and exaggerated especially when the newspaper prints it.

| by Mashiri, Pascal

An older woman, named Gogo Senne, tells interesting stories to the children of a small, quiet South African village. She weaves the mythical take of how the chameleon got his two toes and red eyes. Read about the value of strong friendships, the importance of trust, communication and respecting each other.

| by Smith, Raymond//Schoenheimer, Henry

A little girl tells so many lies about sharks being around that people finally didn't believe her. When she shouted shark and no one believed her, a man is killed by a shark.

| by Bunting, Eve

Fransico takes his grandfather out to look for work. His grandfather does not speak English, so Fransico must translate. Fransico accepts a gardening job for his grandfather by telling the man he is a great gardener. When the man comes at the end of the day, he finds the job done incorrectly. Fransico's lie teaches him an invaluable lesson.

| by Joy, N.

Olivia develops interpersonal skills by realizing how her words affect her friends. Olivia and her best friend realize the importance of honesty and trust in their friendship.

| by Newman, Leslea

There is a special loving relationship between Zoe and her uncle. Although he is sick with HIV, her uncle makes an extra effort to take her on special outings. Zoe must come to terms with her uncle's illness throughout the story.

| by Marshall, James

Friendship reigns supreme between George and Martha. The two of them are learning to be honest and kind with each other. A faithful friendship is treasured by both.

| by Beard, Alex

In Africa, the bird and the turtle are taking a walk and the turtle says that the humor at the watering hole is drying up. The bird misunderstands him and flies off to tell the elephant that the watering hole is drying up. The snake hears and goes to the watering hole but finds that it's full. Snake tells the crocodile that the watering hole might actually flood. This scares the crocodile, and one misunderstanding leads to another spreading chaos throughout the jungle.

| by Cooper, Ilene

A boy and his grandfather are standing on a city sidewalk when they see a billboard starting Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The boy asks his grandpa what it says and the grandpa reads it and explains the Golden Rule. The boy is intrigued by the rule and starts asking questions. The grandpa explains that each religion has their own version of the Golden Rule. They discuss what the world would be like if everyone followed the Golden Rule. The boy starts to understand the Golden Rule and the grandpa reminds him that the Golden Rule starts with one person: You. It beings with…

| by Pallotta, Jerry

It's not everyday that aliens invade your classroom and teach math!Come along for the ride as aliens from outer space use twizzlers to explain numbers as fractions, decimals, and percentages. See how numbers are used in everyday situations, sports, and school. This math lesson is certainly out of this world.

| by Phillips, Mildred

A small Jewish community is very trusting of a stranger who rents out half of Mendel's shop. But when the man returns to town with two policemen, will Mendel be charged with stealing?This closeknit community works together

| by Schotter, Roni

Eva sits on her building's steps to write about things she knows. She knows that nothing ever happens on 90th street, but her neighbors help her to write a wonderful story.

| by Freedman, Florance

A true story of Ellen and William Craft, two slaves, who run away and try to find freedom.

| by Raschka, Chris

Two boys are talking on the telephone. They get into an argument about their other peers. By the end, both sides of the conversation are known.

| by 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?

| by Smith, Will

A father talks of ongoing love for his son from the moment he is born. As his child grows, the father tries to teach him how to be a man and also tells him how he will always be there for him. Having this child is the father's proof that his dreams have come true.

| by Brown, Marc

Francine and all of her friends, including the new girl, Muffy, get the meanest teacher for third grade. Francine gets in trouble for cheating when it was really Muffy who cheats. Francine is kept from playing in the big softball game until at the last minute Muffy tells the truth.

| by Cohen, Miriam

A new boy in the first grade boasts and tells lies to impress his classmates. It backfires and the kids will not play with him because he is a liar. He makes friends at the Christmas party by being himself and telling the truth.

| by Burningham, John

On his way to school, a little boy is held up by various problems along the way which make him late to school. His teacher makes him write sentences because he thinks he is making up his excuses for being tardy.

| by Kelley, True

Jess is excited to have the chicken pox because she gets to miss school. Unfortunately, this happiness quickly ends when she realizes it isn't fun to be stuck home without your friends.
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