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Stefanik, Alfred T.
Freddie thinks his new neighbor, Sam, is annoying. Freddie does not understand that Sam has Down's Syndrome, and he needs a friend.

Krauss, Ruth
As a young boy drifts off to sleep with his teddy bear, his dog jumps up, takes it, and runs away. The boy follows the dog through a series of scenes involving bears with simple rhyming text. At last the dog retrieves the bear. The boy, the bear, and the dog happily retreat to bed. Was it a dream or was it reality? Decide for yourself.

Dotlich, Rebecca K.
There are so many families who do different things. Different families eat different foods, enjoy different activities, speak different languages, and live in different dwellings. There is always a family that is just right for you.

Cousins, Lucy
Come travel along with Little Fish to meet his many friends. As we count, identify colors, and look for opposites among the many examples, we learn it is okay to have friends different from you.

Beard, Darleen Bailey
Lucille and her younger brother, Natt, play together and use their imagination. They run around and exercise in their yard. While they are playing, a bad storm hits. Their mother puts them in the cellar as she goes to help an elderly neighbor. The storm is a tornado. When the storm is over, the two children find the two adults, and life is back to the way it was: imaginary.

Hutchins, Pat
A hunter is on a mission to find animals. The hunter comes upon all the animals at once and is overwhelmed! The sight of all the animals scares him, and he runs away.


Rosoff, Meg
Morris, Boris, Horace, and Doris are four wild boars that are not good at all. Although the children try to be polite and help the wild boars or share their snack with them, the boars still cannot be good. The contrast of good and poor behaviors are pointed out in the humorous text.

Herzig, Alison Cragin
Great-Great Uncle Thaddeus always gives unique birthday presents to his nephew. This year Uncle Thaddeus gives him best present ever. The present is a book about all the birthdays they have shared together. Their relationship grows stronger as they grow older.

Millman, Isaac
Over fifty years have passed, and Isaac finally tells his story. He is one of the few survivors of the Holocaust. Isaac experiences many tragedies during the war including losing both parents, friends, and being left to strangers, but finally, was adopted into a home. Although he changes his name, he is adopted in a home where people grow to love him.

Blance, Ellen/ Cook, Ann
Monster lives in a tall house in the city. He loves his house! It is very fine. Monster thinks the house will be even finer after he cleans it. He works hard making sure he cleans all of the rooms for potential visitors. He takes a break after all that cleaning and the house looks fine indeed.

Stamaty, Mark A.
Alia is the librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq. When the war in Iraq begins to move closer and closer to Basra, Alia makes an important decision and takes huge risks to preserve the historical literaure of her country, as well as many other books in the library. The war progresses and Alia enlists the help of friends to do all they can to move and protect the contents of the library.

Vander Zee, Ruth
After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp
George Washington shows his leadership skills by leading the United States Army to victory to gain their independence. Although George is nervous and reluctant, he accepts the challenge to become the first President of the United States of America.

Tatham, Betty
A baby sea otter and her mother spend their days searching for food and playing. They spend time in a raft with a group of otters and escaping predators. Soon the baby grows up and ventures out on her own. All of the life lessons she learned will be used when she becomes a mother herself.

Reynolds, Aaron
A very creative bunch of farm animals at the Nuthatch Farm decide they are tired of their regular feed, and that they want something different. They begin to create sumptuous Mexican dishes with spices that they get from the farmer's garden. After planning a fiesta, the animals discover that all of the foods from the garden have been harvested and they cancel the fiesta and begin to eat their old, dull food once again --until the next day when rooster makes crepes and white grapes with sauce!

Zweibel, Alan
In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

Burch, Robert
Joey's cat has kittens in the garage, but why won't Joey's parents let him go near them?He finally does get near them when Mama Cat's kittens are in danger from a opossum in the garage. Mama Cat then allows Joey to see the kittens.

Conrad, Pam
Rooster believes that he has the gift to make the sun rise. One morning, he oversleeps and the sun rises without him.

Vincent, Gabrielle
A dog is left behind on a road to begin an adventure through the fields, city, beach, and country. Will it ever find someone who will love it again? (A Wordless Book)

Appelt, Kathi
Rama and Raja are elephants who receive a letter from their aunt. The elephants live in India while the aunt lives in Africa. Their aunt wants them to come and visit her. The elephants travel to India in a hot air balloon.

Zolotow, C.
A tiger family moves and Thomas worries that no one will like him in his new home.

Branner, Toni Tickel
Learn to exercise, stretch, eat well, and feel good about yourself with Wilby. He instructs you on how to be healthy through rhymes.

Berger, Barbara Helen
A lonely little girl had an imaginary playmate come one sunny day. She brought color, warmth, and enjoyment. The playmate left when the sun set with a promise to return when the sun rose the next day.

Fassler, Joan
Ellen's mother goes away on a business trip leaving her alone with her father. Ellen and her father have a very good time being together while the mother is away. Ellen decides she wants to marry somebody just like her daddy when she grows up.

Hoban, Julia
It is a windy fall day in the park. Amy plays on the swings and flies a kite.

Waddell, Martin
After Tom's mother brings her new baby home, friends and family bring over lots of teddy bears for the new baby. Soon there are so many teddy bears that there is no room left for Tom to sit with mom and the baby. Tom's mother reassures Tom that there is always a place for Tom.

Johnston, Tony
At midnight, Nicholas Greebe dies. The following day he is buried by his family. However, a small dog digs around his grave and runs off with one of Nicholas Greebe's bones!This upsets Nicholas. His ghost decides to haunt his family until the missing bone is returned.

Steig, William
Yorick considers his brother, Charles, to be a first rate pain. When Yorick concocts a potion that shrinks himself to the size of a peanut, Charles takes care of him and struggles to find an antidote before their parents return.

Komaiko, Leah
A girl's best friend, Annie Bananie, is moving. The girl is sad because they shared many memories together.

Hi!

Scott, Ann Herbert
A little girl, named Margarita, becomes discouraged when no one in the post office will say hi to her. Finally, the lady working says hi to Margarita and she is happy.

Fraser, Betty
Various situations are presented and explained by a suitable proverb. Each situation begins with the statement, What do you say when..

Buscaglia, Leo
With few words, this story describes all the aspects of humanity in a child's vocabulary.

Galdone, Paul
Jack's house is a lot more than just his house. Many animals and people have a connection to this seemingly simple house.

Anno, Mitsumasa
See-through plastic cards move to reveal a variety of fruits and vegetables, which have smiles and frowns on them.

DenBoer, Helen
Stephen becomes worried when he notices that his mother is sad all of the time and won't get out of bed. He and his father must learn about depression and how to help her cope with this illness.

Hartmann, Wendy//Daly, Niki
Edward and his brother are going to bed when his brother starts talking about the rock under Edward's bed. He tries to scare Edward by telling him that it's really a dinosaur egg and that the dinosaurs are going to come back and terrorize the town. Edward's smarter than that though, and he turns the story around on his brother. Soon, his brother is too scared to sleep!

Fatio, Louise
A lion in the zoo is happy because everyone comes to visit him. One day he decides to leave his cage and visit some of these friends. Outside of the cage, everyone is not so happy to see him. They are frightened of him, except for one boy who takes the lion back to the zoo.

Curtis, Gavin
Reginald loves playing the violin. His father only has time to worry about the Duke's losing streak. Reginald passionately plays the violin to improve the baseball team's losing streak. Find out what else Reginald's love for the violin improves.

Egan, Tim
Bennett Gibbons, the only calf in his neighborhood, often feels very bored and alone. When the Andersons, a family of pigs, move in next-door, Bennett instantly becomes friends with Webster, the youngest Anderson. Come join Bennett and Webster in the joy and pains of friendship.

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.

Shange, Ntozake
Helene-Angel is the only person in her class to have to wait for her brother, Mauricio to walk her home. On their walk home, a group of boys decide to pick on her. Her brother is out-numbered so the boys paint her white. She is devastated and refuses to leave her room. Find out how her grandma helps her overcome her fears.

Moeri, Louise
Both an old woman and a star want to experience Christmas. The star's mother turns him into an ugly child and sends him to earth. There, he and the old woman share their first Christmas with someone.

Say, Allen
Sam, a young Asian American boy, realizes first hand what it is like to be an old man. He wakes up one morning with a much older look, but is the same young boy on the inside. He has a difficult time convincing his family and friends that he is the same boy they all know.

Bunting, Eve
Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

Henkes, Kevin
A young mouse named Wemberky worries about everything. Now she faces her biggest worry, the first day of school. Find out what Wemberly will do with so many worries to worry about!

Politi, Leo
Diego is taught by Father Serra that there is always a mission in life. Diego learns that you must learn to accept and love people for who they are and in turn, they will teach you.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
A man and his wife set off in their wagon to go to the market. On the way there the husband is very rude and impatient to everyone he comes across on the trip. During the trip, the man's wife tells her husband how much she would love to have some strawberries from the market but he tells her to stop complaining. At the market, the husband exchanges his fish for flour and his wife is very upset and doesn't talk to him on the way home. The next trip to market, the husband is friendly to everyone he meets and buys a big basket of strawberries for his wife. He thinks everyone else has changed, not himself.

Lionni, Leo
Mr. Timothy McMouse, a city mouse, runs away to the country. He meets a group of field mice who live in a castle and tries to fit in. Timothy cannot pass the test of the country mice. When Timothy saves himself and another mouse from the cat, he is given an honorary Field Mouse License.

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.