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| by Pearson, Tracey Campbell

Every winter Joe from the neighborhood Snack Bar disappears without a trace. All of the towns people have creative ideas on where he is. But in the end he turns out to be someone the children love...even more than the hotdogs and ice cream he gives them in the summertime!

| by Fleming, Denise

Six animals communicate with each other at the commencement of winter hibernation. Each animal tells one animal, who in turn tells another. The cycle, which begins with the bear, does not stop until he hears the news of the upcoming winter himself.

| by Murphey, Stuart J.

When Farmer Bill begins to get dressed in his warm winter clothes, he finds he only has one mitten. Therefore, he has an odd number and he doesn't have a pair!When he checks on his animals in the barn he finds that they're missing mittens also. They find the footprints that lead to the mitten thief. Who could it be?

| by Balgassi, Haemi

Sumi, a young Korean girl, lives with her grandmother when her mother goes off to the army. Sumi watches the train go by each day, wishing her mother would come home soon. The train reminds her grandmother of the days of war when she had to leave her own husband.

| by Schaefer, Carole Lexa

Lily and Gram can't believe how much snow has fallen in October. Lily and her friend, Jesse, have a wonderful time rolling around in the snow and building a snowman. When they run out of snow for the snowman's head, Lily and Jesse go to Gram's vegetable patch and find a snow pumpkin with a face. The snowman eventually melts, but the pumpkin remains smiling on Gram and Jesse's window sill.

| by Tudor, Tasha

Sally uses her five senses to observe the changes around the farm. She hears robins, sees flowers, pets kittens, and tastes syrup in the spring. Sally sees, smells, tastes, feels, and hears new sounds during the changing seasons.

| by Bridwell, Norman

Emily and Clifford prepare for Christmas. Clifford helps Santa save Christmas after he drops all of the presents in his waterbowl.

| by Richardson

Stephen, a page in King Wenceslas's court, is always being teased by other pages. Stephen is called upon to accompany the king on a journey through the snow and cold. Stephen is surprised to find out how enjoyable the trip is -- especially the feast at the end!

| by Lenski, Lois

A boy tells of all the things he likes about winter, including snow, Christmas, ice skating, sledding, etc.

| by Raphael, Elaine//Bolognes, Don

Carlo walks out one morning to find water frozen in his bucket. Then he goes on to tell the donkey all about winter. The two friends prepare for winter together.

| by Spier, Peter

A family prepares for the Christmas holiday. They go to speciality stores and the grocery. After all the festivities, the family has to rest in order to clean up (A Wordless Book)

| by Gibbons, Gail

Christmas is coming so everyone is busy making preparations on the island. On Christmas Eve, everyone gathers at church for a festive celebration.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry and his dog Mudge are having a boring weekend until his mother comes up with an idea. They build a castle in their basement, which turns a boring weekend into something great.

| by Ehlert, Lois

A mother and her child plant a variety of flowers in their garden. When the flowers bloom in the summer, a rainbow of colors is produced.

| by Gibbons, Gail

Farms are filled with exciting things!There are animals being born, crops being planted then harvested, and cleaning being done. During each season, there are different chores to do on the farm.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young boy expresses his feelings about his parents' divorce. He feels angry, sad, and lonely at the same time, and often takes it out on his friends. But eventually, he learns to adjust to the change, and learns that he is not at fault for the break up of his parents.

| by Sanders, Scott Russell

Imagine sleeping in a cabin without clothing during the bitter, cold winter. Betsy Ward's three children do not have warm clothing. So Betsy buys sheep in order to give her children some warm clothing.

| by Hughes, Shirley

More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

| by Aker, Suzanne

What comes in two's?Some of the things are two pieces of bread for a sandwich, two body parts, and two wings on a bird. What comes in three's?Three wheels on a tricycle, three meals each day, and three primary colors. Can you come up with thing that comes in four's?

| by Ray, Mary Lyn

At age six, Celeb comes to live with the Shakers and he spends the rest of his life in their unique culture. He learns their ways, their songs, and is inspired by angels.
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