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Bayer, Jane
From Alice the ape to Theresa the turkey, exotic animals unite for a unique alphabet. Look out for Winifred Wolf and Fifi Fox -- or even Zelda the Zebra from Zambia!These words can be part of a hopscotch game.

Wulfsohn, Gisele
Presents a day in the life of a child living in Johannesburg, discussing the social life, customs, religion, history, and language of South Africa.


Onyefulu, Ifeoma
The author, a member of the Igbo tribe in Nigeria, presents text and her own photographs of twenty-six things, from A-Z, representative of all African peoples.

Hoban, Russell
Tom finds that Captain Najork is not as hard to beat at games after all. Tom wins at more than games.

Wright, Mildred Whatley
Lee Chow's grandfather shows him the wonderful items in the magic Chest of Dragons. What Lee Chow really wants is marbles and the Chest of Dragons cannot provide them. Fortunately, the Spring Festival creates good times, friends, and the beautiful marbles Lee Chow desires.

Hausman, Bonnie
How are you feeling today?Join the children in this book to find out if they are feeling the same way. Learn the letters of the alphabet while you solve the puzzles of emotions. Have fun!

Kroll, Virginia
At lunchtime Daddy and Jesse play their favorite game: a question and answer game about people who live in Africa and the ways in which they are connected to Jesse.

Napoli, Donna Jo
Each day Albert reaches out the window to check on the weather for his walk. One day when he reaches his hand out the window, two cardinals build a nest. Now Albert must stand there until the eggs hatch. Days pass and Albert longs to be outside. When the family of birds fly away, Albert walks a lot.

Tryon, Leslie
It's Halloween time, but someone has stolen the pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Detective Albert and his friends solve the mystery piece by piece. Readers can join in this game and solve the mystery with Albert and his friends.

Wikler, Linda
Join Alfonse and Little Bird as they play the game of hide-and-seek. Alfonse and the other geese search all around for Little Bird but have no luck in finding her. If Alfonse were quiet, however, perhaps he might be able to hear her.

Barber, Barbara
Allie loves basketball, but she is often the only girl on the court. Buddy and other boys tease Allie about playing basketball. Allie believes in her ability and keeps practicing so that one day she can be better at basketball than the boys!

Wood, Audrey
The little letters are going to school to help teach children their alphabet and how to write. Along the way little i loses her dot, and cannot go on to school without it. The letters go on an adventure as they look for little i's dot. They then decide that they must choose something to replace the dot so they can get to school to help the children. As i chooses a cherry and its about to leave, her dot comes out from a game of hide and seek just in time to find charley awaiting them at the school.

Wyeth, Sharon
A girl does not get to see her father often and she misses him very much. One summer at her grandparents' farm, she and her three brothers spend some very nice moments with their father. She realizes that no matter where he is, he will always be her father and loves her.

Hughes, Shirley
A little boy and his baby sister do everything together. They each have friends of their own, but spend time doing things mostly with one another.

Byars, Betsy
Ant is a young boy with a wild imagination. An imagination that allows him to be a bear and a dog. He also imagines a giant outside his window and experiences the careers of his dreams.

Brown, Marc
Arthur is captivated by a new computer game and plays it while his mom is gone, even though she asked him not to. While he is playing with his friend, they both reach for the mouse and the screen suddenly goes blank. Find out if he can fix the computer before his mom gets home, or if he gets the nerve to confront his wrong doing!

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur longs to be his pen pal's big brother, so they can wrestle and do karate. He does not like having to jump rope with his little sister. But one day, he learns something very surprising about his pen pal.

Hooker, Ruth
A little girl and boy know that at grandma and grandpa's house there are always special things to see and do. There are beds for bouncing, rooms full of toys, books, and games, and a tree to climb in the yard.

Carrick, Carol
Charlie the orangutan loves spending time with his father. But unfortunately, his father is an alcoholic and is always yelling and stumbling around after drinking alot of banana beer. Charlie has a hard time dealing with it and wishes it would stop. See how Charlie deals with the problem.

Robbins, Ken
There are many reasons why people go to the beach. Some include riding the waves, eating hot dogs and ice cream, playing in the sand, or just sitting and watching the sunset.

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.

Alderson, Sue Ann
Bonnie is trying to entertain herself. In the process she makes mischief and irritates her mother. Mommy's anger disturbs Bonnie. She doesn't understand why Mommy gets mad and why she doesn't play with her. Bonnie confronts her and then Mommy realizes that her daughter needs her very much.

Leech, Jay//Spencer, Zane
Bright Fawn is a young Indian girl who is left in the care of her older sister. Bright Fawn's sister is upset at this, but learns to appreciate her younger sister. The tribe trades, dances, and plays games.

Schroeder, Alan
Delia who lives in Charleston, South Carolina and hears music wherever she goes. But her sister, Bettina, cannot hear music. So Delia shows her that music is everywhere. You just have to listen, especially along the streets and harbor of this historical city.

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.

Onyefuln, Ifeoma
Nneka and Chidi, two children of a Nigerian village, play a game called Colors. Chidi only likes the color blue, so Nneka shows him all the other colors in the village. She shows Chidi how beautiful and colorful their African lifestyle is. The colors yellow, pink, red, gold are seen, but Chidi only likes blue best of all!

D'Aulaire, Ingri//D'Aulaire, Edgar
Lise and Lasse, two Lapp children, grow up in a loving family. They encounter many daily problems such as snowstorms and going away from home. However, they still play games and tricks and have a positive attitude about life.

Falwell, Cathryn
The antics of a circus clown includes magical appearances and word play. Bright colors bring magic to life.

Zaslavsky, Claudia
This beautifully illustrated four color picture book takes children through the markets, showing traditional finger counting of various African people - the Maasai, the Kamba, and the Taita in Kenya, the Zulu of South Africa, and the Mende of Sierra Leone. This book examines the role that numbers play in creating a common language across cultural boundaries.

Baker, Barbara
Digby and Kate spend every day together. They play games, eat, draw pictures, take walks, and just enjoy each other's company. The only problem is that they often disagree, as a dog and cat should. Still they have fun together and continue to be best friends.

Kolar, Bob
Do you want to play?These two children have lots of ideas about what they can do. They can play together or alone or even in a big group. The park is fun, so is a board game, There are so many things to do with a friend, the possibilities are endless!

Onyefulu, Ifeoma
As Emeka sets off to visit his grandmother in the next village, he wonders what he can take her for a present. He passes through the market and sees lots of things Granny would like - there were four brooms, five big hats to keep the sun off, six necklaces, eight water pots. But with no money, Emeka can not buy anything. Will Granny understand?

Colman, Hila
A boy hates school because it is boring and the teachers never answer his questions. He would prefer to spend his time ate the zoo playing tic tac toe with an ape. Doing this, he works hard to learn how to beat the ape because he's having fun. He overcomes the doubts of his peers and teacher.

Paul, Ann Whitford
A little girl packs her bag full of things she will need for an overnight at her grandparents. She brings, snacks, toys, clothes, a toothbrush, and many other things A through Z. She does forget one very important thing, her pajamas. She borrows some from her grandfather and says I love you!

Merriam, Eve
Dale and Leda are each jealous of what they do not have. They decide to fight and hurl a number of creative words at each other.

Barasch, Lynne
In the Kenyan grassland, Abaani, a Maasai boy takes his cattle out to graze. While he is out he sees a vegetable stand with a young boy from the Kikuyu farms, who are rivals of his tribe because they destroy their land. While arguing, a group of Kamba women and children approach to trade for fruits and vegetables, and one baby wanders toward three warthogs. Abaani sees this and knows he can save the baby himself so he calls to Haki to help. Together they save the boy, which is the beginning of a growing friendship. They learn how to appreciate one another and hope to teach their families to be friends.

Cunnane, Kelly
Follow a little Kenyan boy through his village on a typical but eventful day in Kenya. He learns an important lesson about listening to his elders as he visits with the neighbors in his village.

Seuss, Dr.
A tongue twisting book which is about a fox who tries to play many games, but ends up hanging out with his blue socks.

Bourgeois, Paulette
Franklin and Bear are excited for their first sleepover at Franklin's house. It's fun to play games, have a campfire, and campout in the livingroom with your friend. However, when it's time to go to bed, Bear and Franklin realize how scary sleepovers can be.

Kuklin, Susan
Heath describes his day playing with his classmates at nursery school. The children play with the water table, the class rabbit, and the blocks. After their snack, they run, climb, ride, slide, bounce balls, play chase and pretend games on the rooftop playground.

Hines, Anna Grossnickle
Grandma has an eventful day with all five of her grandchildren. They spend all day at Grandma's. In the end, they realize why there are rules and consequences at Grandma's house.

Graham, Bob
A young girl and her family go camping at the beach. They make new friends and do interesting things such as playing different games at the beach.

Baylor, Byrd
An adult man runs into a girl in a field and she encourages him to play her favorite game. The game describes nature and it's beauty.

Gordon, Shirley
Two girls get together to celebrate Crystal's birthday. They play many games and open presents.

Kessler, Leonard
Bobby is very good at throwing and catching a baseball, but he can't seem to hit the ball. His friend, Willie, helps him learn that with hard work, Bobby can do anything, especially hit a baseball.

Baker, Keith
A snake plays hide and seek with the reader by hiding amidst familiar objects such as hats, cats, cakes, ice cream, baskets, and garden plants. The colorful snake blends in with the colorful pictures.

Lankford, Mary D.
Nineteen different ways of playing hopscotch from around the world are presented along with directions, drawings of the different patterns, and a brief history of the game.

Carlson, Nancy
The pig family shows that no matter what the situation, whether its getting up for school on a Monday, feeling sad, lonely, or hurt, a hug will make you feel better.

Carlson, Nancy
There are six ways to lose all your friends. Don't smile, never share, be a bully, be a poor sport, tattle, and whine. Can you be a better friend by the end of this story?