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Shulevitz, Uri
A war occurs and a boy and his family must flee from their homeland. Food is scarce and there is no entertainment. One day, Father brings home a map. The little boy studies the map. He learns geography and allows his imagination to take him to faraway places. He forgets about his hunger and his sadness.

Hicks, Barbara Jean
Jitterbug Jam is about a young monster who is afraid to deal with the scary boy under his bed! After a helpful story and piece of advice from his grandpa, or Boo-Dad, the little monster is brave enough to go under his bed, and later decides to make a friend.

Gelman, Rita
A girl ponders what she will draw on her lined paper with her multicolored pen. She draws people in action. The girl mixes and changes the actions of the people in her drawings. She is proud of her drawings.

MacDonald, Margaret Read
An old woman complains about living in a vinegar bottle. A fairy friend helps her to grant her wish. But the little old lady is still unhappy and wants more wishes granted by her fairy friend.

Nolan, Jerdine
Momma Mary goes back in time and tells stories of a unique young man named Jabe, who is responsible for creating magic among the slaves of the Plenty Plantation. He is described as a hero with the strength of fifty men, a big heart, and a wondrous gift at leading slaves away to freedom.

Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn
Though Miss Annie Mae doesn't always have much food for herself or her dog Effie Lucille, she faithfully feeds the birds in the lawn. One day a stranger comes to visit. He shakes many special surprises for her out of the old seed bag to reward her for all her generosity.

Hughes, Shirley
This version of the Cinderella story takes place in a dressmakers shop. Mr. Cinders and his daughter Ella run the shop. Ellaメs father remarries a wicked woman, and she and her daughters take over the household. A ball is announced and Ella desperately wants to go. Her fairy godmother sends her in a beautiful gown and the duke falls in love with her. Ella, however, denies the Duke and admits her love for Buttons, who has helped her and her father in the shop.

Hegi, Ursula
Trudi dreams of being tall and feels there are no other dwarfs like her until she meets Pia who teaches her to accept the way she is and that she is not alone. Pia talks about when other drawfs from around the world in Russia, Italy, France and Portugal, Trudi learns to feel normal and beautiful.

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.

Lattimore, Deborah Nourse
When Madame Pompenstane leans over at the beach to gather shells, she does not notice that a tiny ship sails onto her head. Later at the Fancy Dress Ball, she is pleased to win the prize for the Best Headdress.

Barthelme, D.
Mathilda had hoped to see a bright shiny fire engine in her backyard when she woke up. Instead there was an odd looking Chinese house into which she went to meet her guide. After her trip, the guide promised her a gift the next day. She woke up and say a bright shiny green fire engine.

Sweetland, Nancy
A world full of beautiful, fanciful and comical possibilities where you explore what life would be like if you could be anything you wanted to be, if you only could.

Juan, Ana
A night eater eats up the darkness in the sky, then continues to eat stars and clouds until they are gone. This makes it possible for the sun to be seen. The moon offends the night eater, which causes him to stop eating the night. It continues to stay dark until the children cry for him. The night eater eats up the dark sky to make way for the daylight again.

McNaughton, Colin
An ordinary boy has no idea what is in store for him one fateful, ordinary day. Everything appears to be normal until his new school teacher; Mr. Gee walks through the door. The once ordinary day turns into a whirlwind of adventures

Klein, Norma
Ellie wishes that - for just one day - she could have her way. She is tired of being told what to do! Why canメt she have a say? In her dreams, the tables turn and Ellie finds herself in charge. Giving her parents orders and trading in her baby brothers are Ellieメs first orders of business. Her old life doesnメt seem quite so bad.

Jackson, Ellen
The day begins by Mother Earth tending to her plants and animals. As the day progresses, Mother Earth comes upon a man, a frog, and a mosquito. Each tell Mother Earth what can be changed in their life.

de Seve, Randall
The Duchess of Whimsy is very well known to be extravagant, through her celebrations, clothing, and conversation. The Earl of Norm is quite the opposite; in fact the Duchess thinks he is rather ordinary. However her father tells her, their two kingdoms have to be friends. The Earl of Norm loves the Duchess of Whimsy and goes to extraordinary lengths to try to impress her, but none of them impress her. One night at supper the cook becomes sick, so all the Duchess' guests try to impress her with their cooking. However the one food that impresses her is the one ordinary food. Cooked by whom?

Johnson, Crockett
Two children draw different words in the sand. As the tide washes over the word, the object written in the sand appears. They explore the land they created by writing in the sand.

Ireland, Karin
A little boy talks about taking a variety of animals into public places. Using his imagination he describes what could possibly happen. In the end, he advises to just take people along and leave the animals at home.

Defelice, Cynthia
Granny loves her beans any way she can get them. A mischievous thief steals Granny's beans three nights in a row. She embarks on a journey to tell the sheriff about the thief. Along the way she makes several friends. They help Granny stop the thief in a very unique fashion.

Sis, Peter
This bathtime turns a toy dinosaur into a prehistoric experience. As bathwater fills the tub, many species of dinosaurs emerge through the surface to surprise a young bather. (A Wordless Book).

Kuskin, Karla
Using his imagination, Paul goes on a fantastic trip looking for his magical grandmother. Along the way, he sings a song that his grandmother eventually loves.

Sendak, Maurice
Kenny has a dream one night while he is sleeping. He dreams that if he answers seven questions correctly, his dream will come true. There is an unexpected ending to the story when Kenny changes his mind.

Seuss, Dr.
By rhyming everyday objects with nonsense words, the character tells exactly what kind of house he lives in.

Seuss, Dr.
This alphabet continues on beyond Z using nonsense and rhyming words. Unknown animals and places are described by using these made-up letters after Z.

Greenfield, Eloise
Janell and her make-believe friend, Nessie, have many adventures. The friendship ends when Janell begins school.

Pearson, Susan
One day things become very strange for a family living in Iowa. Nothing seems to go as planned. They finally figure out that this is because their farm has floated up into the sky. They get their farm back to earth by weighing it down.

Knutson, Kimberly
Two young children become bed bouncers in a fantasy through the sky. They see the moon, the stars, and friends from other lands. The kids return home to wait for their next bed bouncing adventure.

Perry, Sarah
This imaginative book takes you through different If... scenerios that will help you think and learn about new situations.

Seuss, Dr.
A young boy walking home from school fantasizes about events on Mulberry Street. Although he tells his father a fantastic tale about an elephant pulling a brass band, a policeman, a trailer and the mayor, he later admits that all he saw was a horse and wagon.

Essley, Roger
Jon is spending the last day at his grandmother's cottage. Before she takes a nap, she tells Jon to look at some old photographs from 1915 To Jon, the photos are dull, gray, and gloomy. Jon hears some voices and falls into a photograph where he meets Paul. Where Paul sees colors, Jon sees gray. The two boys share some adventures as different photos come to life. Finally, Jon sees the color in the photographs, and finds out that Paul was his great-grandfather.

Sutcliff, Rosemary
After some laws and ways were disobeyed, the White-King along with his Queen, Knights, bishops, and pawns challenge the Red-Horde to a chess-like battle.

Hoffman, Mary//Binch, Caroline
Grace loves to act out stories or fantasies. When her school decides to put on a production of Peter Pan, she wants to be Peter. Everyone says she cannot because she is a black girl. She dances and practices a lot for the audition and at the audition it is evident that she will be the best Peter Pan.

Disimini, Lisa
The recipe for making moon soup is provided. Some of the ingredients include five kinds of purple things, teacups galore, a scoop of peachy sunset, and six eggs. The only place where moon soup can be eaten is, obviously, the moon!

Joslin, Sesyle
This is a manners book for children. Each page presents a question of etiquette in an unbelievable setting. It then gives the correct answer.

Brooke, L. Leslie
A man's son, Simpleton, goes into the forest to cut wood. In the woods, he runs into a little man who gives him a golden goose with several wishes. Simpleton uses his new luck to benefit himself and lives happily ever after.

Fleischman, Sid
A thief sees a farmer bury gold by a magical tree. The thief steals the gold and runs away with it. The thief is followed by the tree's Hey Hey man. The wood spirit tricks the thief into returning the farmer's gold.

McDermott, Gerald
A very poor Irishman is given magical things by the wee folk, but he must keep his good fortune away from the McGoons.

Freeman, Don
A little boy fantasizes about his experiences with his own rainbow.

Small, David
A young girl named Imogene awakes one morning to find that she has grown antlers. No one can figure out what the cause is?!The next morning, Imogene's antlers have disappeared but her family is in for another surprise!

Conrad, Pam
Tub child finds his grandpa asleep under the radiator. Then, the whole tub family works to wake him up. Then, Grandmother and Grandfather reunite with a dance.

Sandberg, Inger//Sandberg, Lasse
Little Anna has a babysitter that is too tall to stand up in her house, so he has to lie on the floor. While on the floor, he shows Anna his magic hat. Unfortunately what he commands to come out is not always what appears from the hat.

Mogensen, Jan
Forty-six little men who live in a picture on a nursery wall find a way to climb off of the picture and enter the real world. After exploring the nursery and the outside world, the men make an unexpected return to the picture. (A Wordless Book).

Feiffer, Jules
Raymond is busy fighting pirates, cowboys, and martians, but MEANWHILE...mom wants his help time and time again. Will Raymond ever listen?

Pinkwater, Daniel
A little boy meets the guys from space. He goes with them in their spaceship to explore new planets. The space guys are so nice that they bring him home in time for dinner. His mother does not believe him about his trip.

Milgrim, David
A little boy's drawing of flying cows becomes a reality. He tries to tell his parents, teacher, and some others but no one believes him. He is the only one that is lucky enough to see the cows and now he wonders what else can fly.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Louie and his dad decide to use some old junk and their imagination to get out of this world. Louie's friends make fun of him but he has a great fantasy. He invites his friends to try it the next day.

Sendak, Maurice
In his dream, Mickey falls out of bed into the batter of a cake in the kitchen. He goes through many obstacles to help the bakers get the milk they need for the cake.

Spier, Peter
Throughout a day, two children gaze up at the clouds and see many things that the clouds are forming.

Craig, M. Jean
Joshua tapes up a clock box and tells his family that there is a dragon egg in it. The dragon is born and flies away immediately so that Joshua's family could never see it.