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Aardema, Verna
Rabbit and his friends have crossed lion by eating his honey. Lion chases Rabbit two days in a row, but does not catch him. Both times Rabbit outsmarts him. However, Rabbit learns his lesson to stop stealing Lion's honey.

Aardema, Verna
A myth about why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. A mosquito causes problems in the forest so everyone is mad at the mosquito. Mosquitoes now buzz in people's ears because they want to know if everyone is still mad at them.

Aardena, Verna
Bimwili, a young Swahili girl, finds a shell at the seashore. Leaving it behind, she returns to fetch it and is captured by a shape-changing ogre. She must match wits with him in order to go home

Adams, Adrienne
The Abbott's are Easter egg painters. Their son, Orson, is talked into having a Christmas party for all the neighboring young rabbits. Everyone pitches in to help and the party is a huge success.

Adams, Adrienne
A small group of witches prepare for their favorite night of the year, Halloween. The witches become frightened of the children that are dressed up in costumes.

Adler, David A.
A little rabbit is hungry, but his mom does not have any food in their cupboards. So, little rabbit and his mom go to a neighbor to get some food. In return for the food, they must do many favors.

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.

Adler, Sigal
One night, a boy does not brush his teeth and eats chocolate before going to bed. Bacteria Joe comes along and begins eating away at any remaining sugars and sweets in the boy's mouth. After causing cracks to form in the boy's teeth, Bacteria Joe is finally washed away, and the boy promises his Mom that he will always brush his teeth twice a day in order to maintain a healthy smile and prevent tooth decay!

Agnew, Seth M.
Mr. Magoffin was hungry so he decided to make a snack. While he tried to decide what to eat on a sandwich, he tasted everything to make sure he wanted it on the sandwich. When he finally finished making his sandwich, he could not figure out why he was no longer hungry.

Ahlberg, Allan
Bert is a young man whose life is full of adventures. He ends up safely with his family in the end --- but he spends some time in Scotland, is chased by a giant sausage, and rescues a puppy in the river.

Aiello, Barbara//Shulman, Jeffrey
Scott Whittaker recounts the events between Thanksgiving and Christmas in his diary. He starts a karate club at school and meets Bill Walters, a homeless man who was the quarterback of the local high school football team in 1967 The book ends with questions and answers about asthma.

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
Anthony is tired of his mean mother always yelling at him, so he runs away with his bear. After some fun, he misses his mother, his bed, his pillow, and food. He happily returns to his home.

Alexander, Martha
David endlessly tries to convince his mother to allow him to have a pet. However, all of his choices are inappropriate. Finally, they agree on fish, so he waits for the fish eggs to hatch. Only, the eggs aren't fish eggs after all.

Alexander, Martha
A little boy gets on the school bus and gets bullied out of his seat. He tries to build muscles, but that does not work. He cleverly calls himself Supertwerp and all the big kids love it and no one ever asks him to move again.

Alexander, Sally
Maggie dreams of catching a whopper sized fish to compete with her older brother. With the help of her aging uncle, Maggie catches her fish and confronts an old bear in the mountains.

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.

Allard, Harry//Marshall, James
An old man and his three old pets needed someone to look after them. The wolf came and helped them get their spirits up. The man and his cats did not know that the wolf was wanted for bank robbery. The wolf was set free because he was so nice to the old man and they all lived happily ever after.

Allard, Harry//Marshall, James
The Smedley football team was having a horrible season. They hadn't won a game all season. Miss Nelson comes up with a great idea to whip the team into shape by dressing up as a substitute coach. After a few practices with Coach Swamp, the team won the biggest game of the year.

Allen, Jeffrey//Marshall, James
Mrs. Rat is always spying on her neighbors. One day, she finds out someone is spying on her and the tables are turned.

Allsburg, Chris Van
The small town of Riverbend is under siege by omnipresent forces in this wonderful tale.

Amadeo, Diana M.
Jamey has leukemia and becomes very sick. His brother feels like his family cares more about Jamey than they do him. His mother assures him that he is loved just as much as Jamey. When Jamey needs a bone marrow transplant he agrees to be the donor.

American Dental Association
Elmo and his gang teach you how to brush your teeth. First, Elmo teaches you about how much toothpaste to use, and Marvin Monster helps you learn about where you should brush. Then Zoe reminds you to brush your tongue, and you learn about rinsing from the Cookie Monster. Next, Martha Monster visits the dentist for a checkup, and he tells her that she, and all of her friends, do a great job of taking care of their mouth by brushing and rinsing twice a day!

Amoss, Berthe
Tom's little brother, John, follows him everywhere. Sometimes, he becomes a pest. His big brother Mark can do almost anything. Tom gets mad one day and goes away, but gets scared and comes back home.

Anaya, Rudolfo
Don Jacobo and his grandson carve a figurine of a saint from wood for the Christmas season. A large snow storm comes and closes the roads. This creates problems for Don Jacobo's family who wants to visit their family. It is also a problem for his sick neighbor who needs to to go the the hospital.

Anderson, Beth
One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race -- even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court -- where future president Chester Arthur represented her -- and won! Her victory was the first recorded in the fight for equal rights on public transportation, and Lizzie's case set a precedent.

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.
Billy is a young boy who gets a pony for his birthday. He names the pony Blaze. The two become close friends. They enter a horse show together.

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
A young boy is on his way to a Halloween party, when he sees two witches and follows them. He ends up at a Halloween party with witches, ogres, and gremlins and has a wonderful time. He returned home that night by way of broomstick, only to wonder if it was a dream or not.

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.

Anderson, Lonzo//Adams, Adrienne
A boy wants to perform in front of the king at a festival. He first has to find a special talent. He tries to sing, juggle, and finally he comes up with something the king will love.

Anholt, Laurence
A new baby is coming, and Sophie's going to be a big sister!She helps her mother and father prepare for the arrival of the baby, but when her little brother is born, she wishes that her family could give him back!Sophie slowly begins to realize that having a new brother might not be so bad after all.

Annett, Cora
Peter gets a dog for his birthday. The dog, Ralph, thinks he is a boy. The family works day after day to try to show Ralph he is a dog and not a boy.

Anno, Mitsumasa
Daily activities in a countryside village are shown through the numbers 0 through 12

Anno, Mitsumasa
The watchman leaves his post in Shadowland to help a poor, cold girl. The two are chased back to Shadowland when their shadows overlap and the towns people think they are witches.

Anno, Mitsumasa
Jack is given two magic seeds by a wizard. He is told to plant one seed and eat one seed, but Jack figures out a more lucrative method. How many seeds does each harvest yield?

Ardizzone, Edward
Tim and Ginger are best friends. One day Ginger goes off on his own. Tim realizes that something is wrong. He searches to find Ginger. After Tim saves him, Ginger saves Tim. Both boys are heroes.

Ardizzone, Edward
Ginger, a little boy, runs away to live on a ship, and Tim and Charlotte go after him. They both join the crew on another ship and work. Their ship collides with Ginger's ship. Ginger comes aboard. They all work and go back home to their parents.

Ardizzone, Edward
Two children and their family are rather poor. Their father is a painter and he needs a tube of red paint to finish a painting, but he has no money left. The children try to help him get the red paint.

Ardizzone, Edward
One night, Tim noticed the light from the lighthouse was not flashing past his window. So Tim, the captain, and their friends braved the storm only to find robbers who wanted the ship to crash so they could get their goods. The children help save the lighthouse.

Ardizzone, Edward
Tim, a little boy, comes home after being at sea to find his parents have moved. He goes out looking for them. He travels on different boats and stays with different people. Then, one day by luck, he finds his parents.

Ardizzone, Edward
Two young boys longed to be at sea, so their parents took them on a trip. Their parents were called off on an emergency but the boys stayed. They encounter a series of problems, but the crew and the boys survive.

Ardizzone, Edward
Tim and Ginger are cabin boys who find a dog on the S.S. Royal. The captain does not like dogs, so they try to find it a home every time they go to shore. When the captain finds the dog in hiding, he scolds the boys. In the end, the boys get to keep the dog.

Armstrong-Ellis, Carey
Prudy loves to collect things. But unlike most kids who collect only a few things, Prudy collects everything. Some things are even unsanitary. One day her enormous collection becomes too much for her to handle. She must come up with an idea on what to do with all her stuff. Finally she has it. She solves her problem by creating a collection museum. Here her collection can be neat, orderly and seen by everyone.

Armstrong, Jennifer
Hugh is an orphan who wants to go to the city to make his fortune. Even though he encounters many obstacles, he pushes on and makes it to the city.

Arnold, Ted
Walter always wanted to jump on his bed. One night he dreamed that he fell through the floor. When he awoke, he never wanted to jump on his bed again.

Arrington, Frances
Mary Wilson is afraid of Stella's bull, even though she has never actually seen it before. Mary overcomes her fear by facing the bull eye-to-eye.

Asch, Frank
A new character is added to the story of the three little pigs, changing the tale to four little pigs. The fourth pig saves his brothers from the wolf by being resourceful.