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Allen, Pamela
One night from the confines of her crib, a baby makes a wish and much to the king and queen's astonishment, the wish comes true in the middle of the night. A lion takes the baby on a wild chase in time for breakfast. And when the queen comes in, the Lion disappears.

Waber, Bernard
When the new lion, Shirley Williamson, arrives at the zoo, all the other lions are jealous of the attention she receives from the public. After the zoo director changes Shirley's name to Bongo and fires her keeper, Shirley runs away. Luckily, she goes to her trainer's house and he returns Shirley to the zoo.

Krauss, Ruth//Sendak, Maurice
A little boy uses his imagination to create a special place to visit.

Mainland, Pauline
Yoga is an activity that children can experience in many forms. Children can imitate the ways animals move and position themselves to help relax the body and free the mind.

Lee, Karen
Go on an around-the-world rhyming journey with animals, in different habitats, biomes, and geographic regions. From the cold tundra to the hot deserts and from the jungles of Africa to the high mountains, find the hidden safari boy and his pet parrot in each illustration.

Adlerman, Dan
A young girl dreams of all the animals in Africa. The animals seem to capture her attention through their actions. The animals frolick in the dusk of beautiful Africa.

Brown, Marcia
Let's use every letter of the alphabet to tell a story about different animals, Valentine's Day, Christmas, and the zoo.

MacDonald, Suse
Letters of the alphabet are transformed into pictures of objects that begin with that letter. For example, an h becomes a house and a f becomes a fish.

Banks, Kate
A young child gets ready for bed. Her father reads her a book, and her mother tucks her into bed. Soon, she is fast asleep and dreaming. The moon watches from outside as the world prepares for nightfall.

Daugherty, James
A boy named Andy reads a book about a lion. After reading it, his imagination goes wild and he dreams about saving a lion.

Berkes, Marianne
Compare and contrast different animals through predictable analogies that rhyme. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals....bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animal classifications.

Slade, Suzanne
Lyrical text provides fascinating information onnimals such as location, position, and duration of their sleep patterns on animals living in different habitats. Learn about the interesting sleeping habits of different animals that live on land, in water, and fly through the air.

Ets, Marie Hall
A curious boy finds an animal talent contest in the middle of the forest. Since none of the animals could laugh, the little boy wins the contest.

Radcliffe, Theresa
As the sun rises over the African plain, the mother elephant and her newborn calf, Bashi, follow the herd down to the watering hole. But they are not alone, for the water has drawn some lionesses to the edge to drink and they are looking hungrily at Bashi.

Cohn, Scotti
Big cats are fierce predators that roam the world from the mountains to the deserts. How are these wild cats that hunt for their food the same as pet cats that might chase a mouse or ball of yarn? How are they different? The award-winning prequel to this book, One Wolf Howls, introduces children to counting and the months of the year as they watch the seasons changing. This sequel introduces children to the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back home to compare and contrast the domestic cat's behavior to that of its relative. Compare and contrast big cat predators to little kitty cats each day of the week.

Cowley, Joy
Marta Enos finishes her homework and accidentally knocks it out the window. She doesn't know what to do so she asks her grandmother for help. With a song and a warm tortilla, Grandmother helps Marta feel better.

Wildsmith, Brian
Vivid colors and movement across each page makes a reader feel like they are actually at a circus. Come see the different animals and people that perform in a circus!

Pickett, Carla
A lion tries to tell Calvin the crocodile that he is king. Calvin does not believe him, so they have a contest to see who can make the loudest noise. The lion makes the loudest noise, which cracks the dam and the river floods the land. The crocodile helps the lion so he will not drown.

Lithgow, John
A young boy sneaks off from a school field trip. He is left in the history museum overnight where he discovers his classmates, family, and acquaintances take on new forms.

Numeroff, Laura
Chimps don't wear glasses. And many other animals don't do silly human activities but when imagination is put to work anything can happen. For example, have you ever seen yaks wearing tuxedos and hippos on boats, and others who ride in parades full of floats?

Schaefer, Carole Lexa
After a hot day on the African savannah, the animals begin to move and make sounds in the cool air of evening.

Freeman, Don
A lion tries to impress his friends through fashion and materialistic things. He is very lonely. It is when he is forced to be himself that he finds the acceptance of his friends.

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.

Yaccarino, Dan
A lion is taken to star in the circus by a man walking through the jungle. The lion must perform in the circus ring and do other typical animal activities. He just wants to be the king of the jungle and wishes to be back home. His wish does come true.

Calmenson, Stephanie
Mr. Panda opens his restaurant and the animals come in by one's, two's, all the way to ten's to dine in his restaurant, Panda Palace. After all the patrons are seated and the restaurant is full, one more guest arrives, a tiny mouse. Will Mr. Panda be able to find room for him?

Carle, Eric
Does a kangaroo have a mother too? Of course a kangaroo does, and so do all animals, humans included! Inquiry about mothers and baby animals lead us to this simple, but very important fact. All living creatures have a mother, just like you.

Johnson, Crockett
Twelve different stories teach lessons of politeness, geography, and life experiences. A young girl named Ellen is aided by her stuffed animal who helps her on her journey.

Lobel, Arnold
In these twenty different tales, a little line of advice is shared.

Townsend, Kenneth
Felix, the lion, is embarassed about his bald head and will do anything to cover it up, including stealing hats from people. When none of the hats work, Felix becomes discouraged. With the help of a friendly colonel, Felix becomes the talk of the town.

Fenton, Edward
After John goes to the zoo, he wants to be a lion. He dresses up like a lion and pretends to be one around his family. They believe that he is the lion from the zoo and that he ate John. He must prove to them that he is not a lion, but John.

Kepes, Juliet
Five mischievous monkeys are always playing tricks on the other animals in the jungle. After a trick is played on them, they change their ways and even manage to save their new friends from Terrible the Tiger.

Martin, Rafe
A silly rabbit thinks he hears the earth breaking up. He gathers all the animals. A lion comes along and shows the rabbit that the noise he thought was the earth was really an apple falling out of a tree.

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.

Hurd, Edith Thacher
Joe decides to go hunting for a fox because he wants a pet. He catches one with the help of a lion. When Joe brings the fox home in a box, the fox isn't very happy. Joe returns him to the woods where the lion and the fox help him find an owl who will happily be his pet.

Tompert, Ann
Tangrams are a fun way to tell a story in picture art and words. Grandfather Tang arranges his seven tangram pieces into the shape of a fox and the story builds from there. See a rabbit, dog, squirrel, hawk, turtle, crocodile, goldfish, goose, and lion in this tale of puzzle pieces.

Miller, Margaret
Decide if you have an answer to the main question in this book. Words and photographs become an exciting and educational game for the reader.

Fisher, Doris
Babies come in all different sizes and shapes. Some babies have fur and some have feathers. Some may be the only baby born or some might be born with 100 brothers and sisters! Some babies are big (23 feet) and some are little (the size of a jelly-bean)! Babies have their own special families too! Some have a mom and a dad; some have a mom or a dad; and some even live with their mom, aunts, and grandmothers!

Liang, Yen
Dee-dee and Boo celebrate the Chinese New Year with their family. The celebration includes decorations, dancing, and fireworks.

Schlein, Miriam
How do you say hello or greet someone? Learn how some animals say hello to one another including lions, polar bears, wolves, monkeys, beavers, zebras, penguins, and elephants. Some animals say hello by nuzzling, some touch hands or hug, and some kiss.

Brett, Jan
A badger and a honeyguide work together to find bee hives for honey. One day, the badger betrays the honeyguide and uses his help to eat all the honey himself. The honeyguide decides to get even and provides a twist in the end.

Asch, Frank
A lion who lives on an island is told he is a bad fisherman by his friends. He goes out in a rowboat to think and is caught in a storm. When the storm is over, he is shipwrecked on a different island. He meets and falls in love with a penguin, but ends up in another storm and is shipwrecked back on the first island by himself.

Cabrera, Jane
Come join the frogs, lions, and elephants as they spin around, stamp their feet, and flap their arms to the song If you're happy and you know it.

Clement, Rod
Amanda does not have ordinary days!She straps on wings to fly downstairs to breakfast and is driven to school by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Once at school, she eats a gourmet lunch served by a butler. After school, Amanda's mom picks her up on an elephant and takes her home to her pet lion. In the end, Amanda needs a lot of sleep because it has been just another ordinary day.

Payne, Emmy
Katy Kangaroo does not have a pocket in which to carry her son, so she asks different animals to help her. She finally goes into the city and finds a man with an apron.

Hadithi, Mwenye & Kennaway, Adrienne
Lazy lion orders everyone to build him a house, but he is not satisfied with it. When a big rain comes, all the other animals go into the house that was built for the lion to keep dry. This is why lions must roam the earth.

Himmelman, John
The Badger Scouts are ready for bed, but when their counselor turns out the light strange things begin to happen. The boys think that they hear and see all sorts of monsters. After getting flashlights, glasses of water, and a last trip to the bathroom, the boys are really ready for bed.

du Bois, William Pene
Forman the head angel tries to draw a lion. He has trouble because he has not created an animal in a really long time. Through persistence and help, he finally creates a lion.

Myers, Walter Dean
Oswego Pete, a monkey living on Monkey Island, is tired of working for his good life. He wants to find the easy life so he challenges Uh-Huh Freddie, the Chief Monkey, for his position. The two of them, along with other monkeys go off in search for the Easy Life. While exploring, they run into challenges and they realize that work is good if you have a good life.

Zimelman, Nathan
Arabella takes her ten cats for a walk every day, but Mean Murgatroyd, the dog next door, scares them away. Arabella comes up with a great idea for dealing with Murgatroyd.