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Adams, Eric J.//Adams, Kathleen
On the day his daddy leaves town, Danny wakes up early to write down a secret question, then he slips it into his pocket. He shows and talks about the secret question to his teacher, his mom, his friend, and even his dad. Each person tries to reassure Danny that his parent's divorce is not his fault. Danny's secret question flies away in the wind, but he still keeps asking other questions -- and he always will.

Adler, David A.
A little girl's grandpa comes over to her house to babysit her. She sees a number on his arm. She asks about it and he tells her about when he was young and in a concentration camp in Germany.

Agee, Jon
A man's paintings come to life. This causes some people problems, so he is imprisoned. When one of his paintings helps the king, he is released.

Alexander, Lloyd
A carpenter who is unhappy with his life, goes to a fortune teller. The fortune teller tells him that he will be rich and famous. The carpenter does become rich and famous by becoming a fortune teller himself.

Alexander, Lloyd
The Baker, Shoemaker, and Tailor all wanted to go to the fair to sell their goods, but had trouble making it there. After their donkey collapsed, they had to pull the cart. They were all rude to each other, but when they were all faced with the same problem they figured out a helpful solution.

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.

Aliki
When a child moves to a new school it can be frightening. Mari not only moved to a new school, but a new culture as well. Mari uses painted pictures to communicate her words and recalls her life through spoken memories.

Aliki.
A little girl spends time with her grandfather. They go shopping for food, share a meal together and grow fruit in the garden. An apple tree becomes a good way for the girl to remember her grandfather forever.

Allard, Harry//Marshall, James
The kids in Miss Nelson's class were misbehaving. They were so awful Miss Nelson decided to have a new teacher, Miss Swamp, come in the next day. She was a very mean teacher that made them do a lot of work. The kids missed Miss Nelson, so they looked for her. A couple of days later, Miss Nelson came back and the kids all behaved for her. She will now tell them that she was Miss Swamp.

Anderson, C.W.
Billy and his pony, Blaze, ride off for a day in the woods together. They get lost in the woods and they need to find their way home before the storm.

Anderson, C.W.
A young boy named Billy and his pony, Blaze, meet a group of gypsies on a road. The gypsies steal Blaze. Billy searches for Blaze, while Blaze searches for home.

Anderson, Lonzo
Two children and their ponies get caught in a snow storm. There is also an earthquake and a volcano that prevent them from making it home. One pony is about to give birth and the two children help.

Ardizzone, Edward
A brother and sister are extra crew members on a ship. It is not as easy as they thought to work on a ship. They face many adventures and dangers together.

Aylesworth, Jim
In the middle of the night, a little boy wakes up suddenly because of a bad dream. He falls out of bed and is extremely frightened. His parents rush in to help him. After comforting words from his parents, he goes back to sleep realizing that it was just a bad dream.

Babbitt, Natalie
Nellie is a cat marionette, and she belongs to an old woman. When the old woman dies, she becomes friends with Big Tom, a real cat. Big Tom takes her out of the house and into a new home.

Bahr, Mary
Nathan was a brother, a wonderful best friend, and a great classmate. Then one day, Nathan was gone. If Nathan Were Here tells a story of what it is like for a community and family to lose a loved one. This book shows us the true need and meaning for friendship.

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.

Ballard, Robin
A little girl copes with moving to a new house with mama and papa. Before they leave for the new house, the girl says good-bye to the old house and all the rooms in it. When they arrive at the new house, she decides the change is not as bad as she thought.

Berman, Linda
Nick's babysitter, Sara, is the best ever. She paints with him, bakes cookies with him, and even teaches him to paint. But one day, Sara has bad news for Nick -- soon she will be moving to California. Nick must learn to let go of not only a babysitter, but a good friend.

Berstein, Sharon Chesler
Henry, Joe, and Claire live in a very sad family. Sometimes, their dad gets very angry and hits their mom. This doesn't happen all the time, though-sometimes, Dad is nice and fun. Henry, Joe, and Claire wish these fun times would never end. They must learn to understand that the fights are not their fault, and they must learn to talk to an adult about the feelings they are having.

Best, Cari
A child's parents are divorced. She spends every Sunday with her father. She enjoys these days because she never knows what to expect.

Biale, Rachel
Make a scrapbook on how do you feel before we move. Draw several pictures of how you feel. What does your house look like now?What will our new house look like?What is special to you before we move?

Blaine, Marge
When a mother goes back to work, things in the house get out of control. The kids feel left out and start to get upset. Finally, with a little compromising, things work out for the best.

Bottner, Barbara
A little girl's mother and Bootsie Barber's mother are best friends. Bootsie is a very mean child. Bootsie is mean to the little girl and her pet salamander. Finally, the little girl cannot take Bootsie's meanness any more, so she decides to get back at Bootsie.

Boynton, Sandra
Hester wants to go camping, but she keeps running into problems. First she has a hole in her canoe, then in her foot. After many other catastrophies, she finally goes home.

Bregoli, Jane
Two young children new to Lucy Little Road, help us reveal the simple yet important life of the goat lady; a life that many people in the town despise. Through the children's time spent helping the goat lady, they learn of her vast life experiences. It isn't until after the children's mother takes portraits of the goat lady, that the rest of the town see waht a truly wonderful person the goat lady is.

Brett, Jan
Treva takes her dog with her to visit her cousin in the mountains. Unfortunately, nasty trolls, who want to steal Tuffi, confront Treva. Treva refuses to give up, which leads to quite an adventure.

Brett, Jan
In preparation of the rains, Noah's granddaughter helps her family read the Ark and animals. Two-by-two the beautiful animals crowd into the Ark and she keeps herself busy making the animals comfortable hoping for the rains to stop.

Brett, Jan
Daisy is one of six hens and is the outcast. After being pushed out of the henhouse, she takes a ride along the river. She meets various animals and instinctively uses her coping skills to survive. She returns home and uses those newly found skills and is no longer bullied by the rest of the hens.

Briggs, Raymond
A boy builds a snowman which comes alive in the middle of the night. The boy and the snowman spend all night together. When the boy wakes up in the morning, his friend has melted.

Briggs, Raymond
Father Christmas has one very rough day a year, Christmas Eve. He is happy when his day comes to an end for one more year.

Brooke, L. Leslie
Tom Thumb was a tiny boy given to a ploughman and his wife. Tom has many misfortunes including getting put in a pudding, being swallowed by a cow, and almost drowning. However, he ends his journey at the King's Court.

Brooke, L. Leslie
Johnny Crow makes a garden that all the animals in the kingdom come to see. When a clever fox captures all the animals, Johnny Crow must save them. He rescues all the animals and they have a party to thank him.

Brown, Laurene Krasny//Brown, Marc
Divorce can be a scary thing for children. Questions and concerns about divorce can be answered with help from the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs explain everything from why parents divorce to celebrating holidays with two families to satisfy the inquisitive young mind.

Browne, Anthony
Mrs. Piggott was taken for granted by her two sons and husband. Mrs. Piggott got fed up and left all the work up to the men of the household. After a few day of disaster, Mrs. Piggott came back to a house full of appreciative men.

Browne, Anthony
A little boy is told by his father that things are going to change. The boy imagines the tea kettle growing a tail and other ridiculous things to explain what his father said. However, when his mother and father arrive home with a new baby he realizes what his father meant about things changing.

Bruchac, Joseph
Jamie remembers her grandmother and all the things that they did together. These memories help Jamie deal with the loss of her grandmother.

Buckley, Helen E.//Eagle, Eleen
A little girl has many dreams of things she would like to do with her father. She is not able to do them because she has a broken leg. She will have fun when the cast comes off.

Bunting, Eve
A mother and son huddle together in a cardboard box on Christmas Eve when a mysterious woman knocks on their door. They give her a place to sleep, a small cookie, and a coat for a blanket. On Christmas morning, an angel appears and changes their life forever.

Bunting, Eve
Tim and his parent go to visit his grandmother in the Sunshine Home. Tim's mother and grandmother both act brave and refuse to cry in his presence. Tim catches both of them crying at the end of the visit, and he insists that they share their feelings.

Bunting, Eve
A father and son go to the Vietnam Memorial Wall to see the boy's grandfather's name. The little boy does not understand the wall at first, but this experience tells him a little about how his grandfather died.

Burningham, John
A young boy and his imaginary friend, Aldo, grow up together. The imaginary friend helps the boy cope and get through the rough times.

Burningham, John
Shirley and her father go to the beach. Her father is nagging her the whole time they are there. She uses her imagination to cope with her father.

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.

Cadnum, Michael
A moving truck and moving men load items from a boy's house until the house is empty. The boy and his parents feel differently as they leave and travel to their new house. The boy meets two children and hopes someday they will be his friends!

Campbell, Bebe Moore
When Annie wakes up in the morning, she is relieved to find her euphoric mother in the kitchen. They share a healthy breakfast, then her mother helps her get ready for school. After a fun day at school, Annie comes home to an angry and yelling mother. Annie copes by calling her grandmother to talk about her feelings. She takes care of herself and maintains a positive attitude with happy thoughts. She uses effective strategies to accept her motherï¾’s bipolar disorder.

Carson, Jo
This story deals with death through the eyes of a child. It displays different emotions and questions a child may have. It expresses worry and comfort provided by family members.

Charlip, Remy
Ned was invited to a party in Florida, but he lived in New York. His friend lends him an airplane but the engine explodes. It was an exchange of good fortune and bad luck from there on - until he ends up at his surprise birthday party - fortunately.

Clifton, Lucille
After his father's death, Everett learns how to accept this loss. The young boy suffers through the five stages of grief to learn that even when someone you love dies, your love for them does not die.

Clifton, Lucille
Everett Anderson is a young boy whose parents are divorced. His Mama remarries Mr. Perry and now they all live happily together. Then Everett finds his mother is pregnant and is no longer sure of his role within the family. When the baby is born Everett is able to accept the new addition to the family.