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Seven spools of thread
Medearis, Angela
Whether working on their family farm or eating dinner, the seven Ashanti brothers always fight amongst themselves to the dismay of their father. However, when their father passed away, the seven Ashanti brothers were tasked with creating gold from seven different color spools of thread. After completing this seemingly impossible task by working together, the brothers taught their community the value of the lessons they learned.

Away
Sher, Emil
Even though they do not get to spend a lot of time together, a mom and her daughter write to communicate with each other using sticky notes left around their house. Right now, the girl does not want to go to sleepaway camp and she is trying to find every reason not to go. Whether it’s her cat, Lester, needing her too much or her short haircut, she really does not want to go camping. In the end, she finally does, and she loves it!

And to think that we thought we'd never be friends
Hoberman, Mary Ann
Arguments erupt everywhere. For a brother and sister, conflicts end as quickly as they begin. When a fight almost starts with their neighbors next door, music erupts until the whole town marches into the ocean. Even the whales join in the rhythmic fun!

The crayon box that talked
DeRolf, Shane
While walking through a toy store, a little girl overhears a box of crayons arguing. Yellow and green don't like red and no one likes orange, but for no apparent reason. After buying the box of crayons, she takes them home and begins to draw a picture. Using every color in the box, the little girl created a picture. As she completed her drawing and began to walk away, she heard the crayons resolve their hatred and realize the beauty they make when they all work together.

Scribble
Freedman, Deborah
Emma and Lucie are sisters and they both love to draw. They don't always like each other's drawings, but Lucie learns through a fantastic adventure that drawings don't always agree with their artists and they sometimes decide that they like each other.

The balloon sailors
Swanson, Diana
When bickering princes take the throne, the kingdom is split in two by a wall so that each brother rules half. The kingdom is divided and it is illegal for people to cross the wall. Since Tamala and Abalon are forbidden to see their grandmother and cousin on the other side of the wall, they decide to float over it in a hot air balloon. They work with their parents to collect materials, build the balloon, and wait for the perfect weather conditions. The family departs during the night, escapes military fire from soldiers, and surprises their relatives in the morning. This adventure is loosely based on the true story of two East German families sailing over the Berlin Wall in their own hot air balloon in 1979.


Madoulina: A girl who wanted to go to school: A story from south africa
Bognomo, Joel Eboueme
Madoulina has dreams of becoming a doctor. She doesn't, however, go to school because her mother needs her to sell fritters in the marketplace to earn money. Madoulina meets her brother's new teacher, who convinces her mom to find a way to let her go to school.

Panda's new toy
Dunbar, Joyce
Panda just got a new toy and he is having a lot of fun playing with it. Gander wants to try it too, but Panda is unwilling to share. When Gander decides to play with another toy, Panda wants that one too. The friends talk about it and decide that sharing and working together are more fun than being selfish.

It's mine!
Lionni, Leo
Three have trouble sharing. Each exclaim, It's mine! When a storm comes, they pull together to share a piece of high ground to avoid the flood. They realize that sharing things, including hopes and fears, is the best way.

Big red lollipop
Khan, Rukhsana
Rubina is excited to get her first invite to a birthday party! However when she asks Ami whether she can go, Ami tells her she has to take her younger sister, Sana. After Sana ruins the party, Rubina has to learn how to overcome her anger and forgive her little sister.

Arthur's birthday party
Hoban, Lilliam
Arthur's determination to have the best birthday party and be the best all-around gymnast causes him to be inconsiderate of the feelings of his sister and friends. When Arthur forgets to be fair and have fun at the competition, his younger sister is quick to point out that each chimpanzee has his or her own special skill to be honored with a medal at the birthday competition.

Casey jones's fireman: The story of sim webb
Farmer, Nancy
Sim Webb is finally getting his chance to work on a train for the famous Casey Jones. Casey is putting a brand new whistle on his train, but Casey knows it's a bad idea. He knows that something bad is about to happen.

No kiss for mother
Ungerer, Tomi
Piper, a young cat, acts out at home and at school because he is sick of being treated like a baby. He and his mother get into a big fight because Piper's mom kisses him too much.

The sugar-gum tree
Wrightson, Patricia
Two friends have good times and bad times. When they argue, they usually solve their problems. But have things gone too far this time?

The lunch line
Nagel, Karen Berman
Kim left her lunch on the bus so she now has to buy lunch at the school cafeteria. Kim and Alex decide that they could get more to eat if they share their food. They both buy a little bit and end up with a very healthy lunch.

The butter battle book
Seuss, Dr.
A grandfather tells his grandson about the bad habit of the Zook people. The Zooks eat their bread with the butter side down. The Zooks and Vooks are separated by a wall, and they always argue about the way things should be done.

Benjamin and tulip
Wells, Rosemary
Every time Benjamin passes Tulip's house, she beats him up. His Aunt Fern tells him not to bother sweet little Tulip, and he is sent to go buy a watermelon. On the way home, Tulip beats him up, the watermelon breaks, and they eat it together.

Digby and kate and the beautiful day
Baker, Barbara
Digby and Kate spend every day together. They play games, eat, draw pictures, take walks, and just enjoy each other's company. The only problem is that they often disagree, as a dog and cat should. Still they have fun together and continue to be best friends.

Ring!Yo?
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.

Hobnob
Wilson, Christopher
Two brothers, Hob and Nob, live next door to each other and share everything. One day they have a disagreement over material things and they stop speaking. They finally realize it is not materials that are important, so their brotherly friendship is restored.

Lottie's princess dress
Dorrie, Doris
Lottie wakes up from a dream of castles and gold and realizes that it is a very special day. She cannot wear her usual outfit to school, she must wear her special princess dress. Although her mother says that it is too cold outside, Lottie tries to explain that it is a very special day and everyone should be dressed up. Eventually, Lottie's mother agrees and they both wear princess dresses all day.

Gus and buster work things out
Bronin, Andrew
Brothers Gus and Buster start fighting over their top and bottom bunkbeds. They continue to learn how to trust, share, and cooperate. Eventually they get along very well.

The ridiculous story of gammer gurton's needle
Lloyd, David
Gammer Gurton's servant loses her needle while sewing Gammer's pants. One of Gammer's friends accuses the neighbor of stealing the needle. After duking it out with the neighbor, Gammer realizes his friend is lying and insists on his punishment.

Who owns the moon?
Levitin, Sonia
Abel, Nagel and Zeke are farming friends who argue about everything, including who owns the moon. The farmers go to a teacher in the city to settle their argument about the moon. The teacher tells the three men that they each own the moon two nights a week and the remaining nights they are to share it.

Alexander, who's not (do you hear me?I mean it!) going to move
Viorst, Judith
Alexander loves his home, friends, and his life the way it is. Faced with a move to another town, Alexander becomes agitated and upset. In time he finds a way to adjust.

I'm not oscar's friend anymore
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
A little boy and his friend, Oscar, have a little fight. The little boy wonders how Oscar will survive without him. He thinks all these bad things will happen to Oscar because he is not there. The little boy really misses and needs Oscar's friendship.

Are we almost there?
Stevenson, James
Two boys are so excited to go to the beach that they fight all the way in the car. Their father gets angry and tells them to stop. After that, all the father hears is Are we there yet?.

Billy the great
Guy, Rosa
Billy's parents have tried to plan his life for him since the day he was born. They try to even choose his friends. But, Billy knows what he wants so he proves to them that he can do it.

Four dollars and fifty cents
Kimmel, Eric A.
Shorty Long owes widow MaCrae $450 The widow wants her money for Shorty but no one believes she will ever get that money back. The widow goes to Shorty's ranch but Shorty pretends to be dead so he doesn't have to pay her. The widow is suspicious and Shorty almost really dies just so he won't have to pay the widow her $450

Zoo

Zoo

Browne, Anthony
This family goes to the zoo for the day. There is a lot of arguments that go on during the day with the family. It is not a positive day.

Two admirals
McKee, David
Two admirals disrupt a small town with their contests over who is the most important.

Who said red?
Serfozo, Mary
This book depicts two speakers discussing colors. One speaker insists that everything is red.

Arthur yorinks' the flying latke
Yorinks, Arthur
A traditional family celebration of Hanukkah turns into a national emergency when a minor dispute between family members triggers a food fight that sends a latke flying out the window into outer space. The flying potato pancake is mistaken for a UFO by news reporters which forces the family to remain in the house with only the company of each other and the remaining plate of latkes to survive on for eight days and nights. In the end, they learn to get along and the true meaning of Hanukkah is shared.

We share everything!
Munsch, Robert
Jeremiah and Amanda are ready for kindergarten, except for the part where they need to share. Amanda wants the book, the blocks, and the paint. Jeremiah wants the book, the blocks, and the paint. In kindergarten, sharing is key. Will Jeremiah and Amanda find the key?They sure have a surprise for everyone!

When the new baby comes, i'm moving out
Alexander, Martha
Oliver is becoming a big brother, and is dreading the arrival of his new sibling. He becomes angry and jealous and threatens to leave his mother. However, she is able to convince him that he is loved and needed at home.

Yellow and pink
Steig, William
Two wooden men sit in a field wondering why they are there and how they were created.

Mouse tv
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.

Mr. t.w. anthony woo
Ets, Marie Hall
Mr. T.W. Anthony Woo is a friendly mouse that keeps the cobbler of Shooshko company. The cobbler's sister wants the dog and cat to catch the mouse and be rid of him. Instead, the cat, dog, and mouse cooperate to get rid of the cobbler's sister and live in peace.

The rain came down
Shannon, David
The rain creates unexpected chaos one Saturday morning. The endless arguments in houses and on the street turn into disaster, until the rain finally stops.

Caleb and kate
Steig, William
Caleb and Kate get into an argument, so Caleb leaves to go for a long walk in the woods where he meets a witch who puts a spell on him to changes him into a dog. In the end, burglars end up cutting off Caleb's foot (where the witch put the spell on him) in order to change him back to a man.

Arthur's great big valentine
Hoban, Lillian
Arthur, the chimp, and his best friend, Norman, get in a fight. After awhile, they start feeling bad about fighting. They each make a Valentine for the other, becoming best friends once again.

The sorely trying day
Hobin, Russell
Father comes home after a long day of work. Things in the house are hectic and all the children blame each other and the pets. Eventually, they share the blame and apologize to each other.

And it rained
Raskin, Ellen
A pig, a parrot, and a monkey try to have tea, but their tea party is ruined by a rain storm. They all come up with ideas to solve the problem, but only one works.

The great gum drop robbery
Hoban, Russell
Three boys imagined that they were deep sea diving. The oldest boy wants a gum drop, but the middle boy would not share. While they were fighting, the other boy took all the gumdrops and ate them. Finally on the way back home, they all made up and had dinner with their parents.

Don't be my valentine
Lexau, Joan M.
Sam makes a mean valentine for his classmate Mary Lou but loses it. It ends up going to the teacher. After arguing about how the teacher got the valentine, they decide to be friends.

Daddy is a monster...sometimes
Steptoe, John
Bweela and her brother, Javaka, think their dad turns into a monster when they do something wrong. But at other times he is not so bad.

Rabbit pirates: A tale of the spinach man
Cox, Judy
The Spinach Main is a French cafe owned by two rabbits, and former pirates, Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc. When a fox begins dining at the cafe, business begins to slow. Troubles escalate further when the fox makes multiple attempts to capture and eat the two. Realizing the trouble their business was in, the two devise a plan to keep the fox out of their hair forever.

Little bunny's cool tool set
Boelts, Maribeth
Little Bunny saves up all of his money to buy a tool kit, then decides to take it to school for show-and-tell the next day. Although he is usually good at sharing, Little Bunny finds it difficult to share his new tool kit while at school, even with his best friend.

Olivia
Falconer, Ian
Olivia, a very active pig, wears everyone out during her daily activities. From waking up, going to the beach, dancing and playing, Olivia has a busy day.