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Maclear, Kyo
Best friends, Julia and Simca, are little girls who love the art of French cooking. They wish to stay young with little worries and lots of marvelous times. They decide to share their recipes for growing young with grown-ups. These adults fear the youthful food will not last, so the girls must make a dessert and cookbook to remind the adults to enjoy life. Note: References to Julia Child are fictionalized even though she was a famous chef in France and the U.S.

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann
The principal of Lynnhurst School, Mr. Tanen, is known for his unbelievable collection of 975 ties. He has a tie for every occasion! When the plan for the new playground falls through, everyone is shocked to see Mr. Tannen part with his beloved ties as he auctions them off so that the children at Lynnhurst School can enjoy their new playground.

James, Simon
Baby Brains is a child prodigy! As an infant, his intelligence is that of a brilliant adult. His infancy is occupied by going to school, being a doctor and travelling to space. One day, he realizes that he really just wants his mommy.

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.

Hoff, Syd
Danny visits a museum one day and comes across a dinosaur who begins to speak with Danny. The two spend the day together playing and having fun. By the end of the day it is time for the dinosaur to go back and Danny, although sad, admits he had a wonderful day.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
Monster goes for a trip around the town with a little boy. The little boy brings his camera and takes pictures at all the places they visit together.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
An unusual, atypical monster comes to checkout a city and observes a variety of different events taking place. His excursion through the city leads him to a group of children playing and swinging in an park. The monster joins them in this activty. Since the monster had an enjoyable and pleasant experience in the city, he decides to make it his home.

Christian, Peggy
Real life photos capture children doing activities with rocks of different shapes, colors, and sizes. Can you remember the feel of a special rock in your hand?

Fain, Moira
Maggie is very embarrassed when her teacher, Sister Agatha Ann, punishes her for drawing on her desk. She must write a poem and recite it for the class the following day. All night she worries about her unfinished homework, but the next day she wakes up to a snow day!Through her fun in the snow and the help from her teacher, Maggie discovers her own special way of writing poetry.

Gundersheimer, Karen
Two sisters share their snowy days together. There are fun things to do outside and inside the house.

Joosse, Barbara M.
Robby awakes to find school is cancelled because of snow. Many fun things happen on his unexpected day off.

Noble, Trinka Hakes
Jimmy and his classmates go on a trip to a farm. The trip is boring until Jimmy takes out his boa constrictor to meet the farm animals. The farm turns into total chaos. In all the rush to get back on the bus, Jimmy forgets his boa constrictor. Jimmy is not left without a pet because there was a pig left on the bus.

Kay, Verla
Building a railroad takes a lot of work. Many people must be involved from the planners and politicians in the capital, to the Irishmen and Chinese men building the track out west. When it is finally finished, the track is a wonderful form of transportation.

Rawson, Katherine
Join the parrot as it goes through its daily routine of climbing, chewing, eating, bathing, and finally, snuggling down for the night after a long day of parrot fun. Did you know that a parrotï¾’s special feet allow it to climb curtains, bookshelves, and plants? And it's hooked beak lets the parrot chew all kinds of great food: seeds, nuts, chair legs, popsicles, sticks, and a telephone directory!

Grimes, Nikki
A young couple welcomes a new baby to the world, and introduces the baby to the wonders of nature: the rainbow, birds, grass and sunlight. The new baby is also introduced to caring relationships and love- and the pictures illustrate the miracle of it all.

Grimes, Nikki
Xavier feels sad, angry, and jealous towards his new step brother, Chris. Xavier soon realizes that Chris is coping with loneliness and resentment too. The pain over losing a parent to divorce forms a special band between Xavier and Chris so they promise each other, that no one will ever leave. Through short vignettes, the story ends with Our family is a song we sing, and we can add new notes anytime we like.

Smalls, Irene
Kevin loves spending time with his dad. Kevin learns that after he works hard, he can play hard with is dad. Kevin and his dad spend the day cleaning the house, then they play sports and go to the movies. Oh what fun!

Bauer, Marion Dane
The dull, cold winter is transformed by the marvel of snow. Children are taken on a journey where they learn how snowflakes are formed, the amazing purposes that snow serves, and the enjoyable activities that they can participate in with snow.

Grant, Shauntay
A young woman of African decent recalls her childhood in her native homeland of Preston, Canada. She remembers long hot days of summer playing with cousins, singing on Sunday mornings, climbing trees and picking blueberries. Gatherings with her family are special celebrations.

Hest, Amy
Harry enjoys spending time with his older next door neighbor, Mr. Baker. Harry likes to wait for the bus with Mr. George Baker. Harry learns about Mr. Baker's life as a musician and learns that a person is never too old to learn to read.

Arnold, Tedd
A pet fly follows Buzz and his parents on vacation. Throughout the trip the parents continue to worry that Fly Guy is lost, but always find him hiding in inconspicuous places. As it turns out, Buzz's parents get lost and have to rely on Fly Guy to save the day.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
Monster goes to school with a little boy one day. Once he arrives, he is a great help and loves to play with all of the children. One child, however, feels sad because Monster is not playing with him. What will Monster do to cheer up his sad friend?

Blackstone, Stella
The twelve months are packed with much action! Discover all twelve months and the four seasons while looking for the items and details in the illustrations. People demonstrate all of what makes the entire year so special, starting with January, of course!

Blance, Ellen & Cook, Ann
Monster takes a trip to the circus. While there, he sees many different circus performances. To everyone's surprise, Monster has an act to include himself into the circus ring.

Armstrong, Jennifer
Is it all a dream? Pierre thinks so. He is the star of the circus, daring to do things he wouldn't do if he was awake. Pierre tames a lion, walks on a high wire, and all sorts of other scary or dangerous things. As the star of the circus, Pierre proves to the people of Apt that he is not just a lazy, foolish man.

Thomas, Mark
Children explore African dance with music and movement.

Gikow, Louise A.
Jose is a young boy who likes to play soccer everyday. He has trouble kicking the ball and running, but he still has fun. He becomes the goalie, stops the ball, and wins the game for his team.

McCully, Emily Arnold
Little mice children enjoy the first snow with Grandma and Grandpa. They skate, make a snowman, and sled down the hill.

Gwynne, Fred
A girl imagines the things her parents talk about from watching television. What are such things as gorilla warfare, car pools, and fishing tackle?It is a fun play-on-words.

Calmenson, Stephanie//Cole, Joanna
Allie the Alligator is a typical young girl. She and her two girlfriends have lots of fun together playing games and dressing up. The three of them will do anything to be able to go to the Rockin Reptiles concert, their favorite band. There's a catch though -- only two can go.

Winter, Jeanette
Josefina spends her whole life shaping soft clay into a story. She looks out at the world and makes what she sees until her story is complete.

Halliman, P. K.
Kids like to play as a team no matter what they do -- football, soccer, baseball and all kinds of sports. When they're done playing, it doesn't matter who wins or loses as long as they all had a great time while they were playing. Join these kids in their fun-filled day of teamwork.

Zimmerman, Andrea G.
Something is amiss on this farm. All the farm animals have a cold and sound quite differently when they cough and sneeze!

Murphy, Stuart J.
Molly wants to play with her big brother's brightly colored toy cars just like him. But her family thinks she is too little to share Kevin's cars and besides, he likes to keep them in a special order. Each family member catches Molly playing with Kevin's cars and they help her put them back the way Kevin likes them. In the end, Molly gets a surprise of her own!

Reiser, Lynn
Ruby and Beryl are best friends. They spend an afternoon in the park using their imaginations, proving that best friends really do think alike.

Stevenson, James
Hubert and his family go on vacation to a beach. Hubert expects to play with other youngsters, but there are none. He never expects a grown-up could be fun too!

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

Boon, Debbie
A little girl has a very special grandmother. When Gran visits, they make things, eat different foods, and spend fun time together.

Saltzman, David
A court jester is banished from his kingdom for not being funny. He decides it's not him but the world that has lost laughter. The jester and his helpmate travel all over looking for laughter and eventually they find it.

Lowry, Linda
People of all different cultures, shapes, and sizes come together to exercise and dance the mamba, tap, jig, polka, twist, jitterbug, jive, boogie, hula, rumba, and waltz.

Newcome, Zita
Join Maddy, Alphonse, Georgia, and other toddlers as they have fun exercising and discovering new moves while doing toddlerobics.

Watts, Mabel
Mr. Hobbs is the town photographer who does well in his business until the town plans to start having activity weeks. The townspeople get so busy with each new activity that they don't pay much attention to Mr. Hobbs, until Take-A-Picture Week comes along.

Newton, Laura P
A little girl has a unique and special relationship with each of her aunts. She cooks, reads, sews, receives gifts, and talks with them. Her favorite aunt always remembers what to do and say.

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.

Young, Ruth
A young child has a very special teddy bear. See the adventures they encounter as the seasons go by.

West, Dan
A young boy named Ralph uses his television too much for entertainment. Ralph soon discovers that there are other ways to have fun too. Ralph learns what a library is, how to use a library, and how much fun reading a book can be.

Maccarone, Grace
A group of children gather to make a pizza. They go through the steps of making a pizza with each child having their own job. When the pizza is done, they all eat the wonderful pizza they had fun making.

Pomerantz, Charlotte
When a baby pig is found in a puddle of mud, the family gets upset. However, they soon join in the fun.

Winteringham, Victoria
Penguins are portrayed as being very similar to human beings. The penguins get up, play, laugh, make friends, eat, exercise, and sleep.

Egan, Tim
When three tigers walk into an elephant's cafe and start causing trouble, a duck fights back. As the tigers ask to eat each animal in the cafe, a food fight begins. When a pie hits the head tiger and he gets a taste of it, the good food is appreciated.