Skip to main content
  • Tags: preparation
Adelson, Leone
How do animals get ready for winter? Is it different from how children get ready for winter?

Adler, David A.
Mendal, the caretaker of the Chelm synagogue must find a table to set the menorah on. He searches the synagogue and cannot find one. Rabbi Nachman sends him to a carpenter to get one. Preparation for Hanukkah in this town of Chelm is remarkably eventful and fun.

Alexander, Martha
Anthony wants to go to the moon. His only problem is that he does not know how to build a spaceship. When Anthony goes to sleep, his friend blackboard bear builds a spaceship. Together they pack the spaceship for their trip. Anthony begins to get worried about the trip and decides he will stay safely at home while blackboard bear goes to the moon himself.

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.

Anholt, Laurence
Billy is very nervous about starting at his new school. He wants to stay home with his mother. Then he meets a small bird who is hurt and cannot fly. Billy takes care of it until it is ready to fly again. Find out how Billy gets himself ready to go to school and how he uses his bird story to make a friend.

Appelt, Kathi
Baby Bubba and his puppy Beau love going for truck rides with Big Bubba. After a long day they return home, but still are not ready for bed. When they drive around at night they finally fall asleep in the truck after seeing the Feed & Seed Store, the ice cream store, and the fruit and vegetable stand.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
Monster and the little boy decide to throw a party! They travel to the supermarket to find refreshments for their guests. They pack their shopping cart full of cookies, but when they go through the line, they realize that they donメt have enough money! Instead, they buy a few ingredients, so they can make cookies at home. Using a recipe book, they make a variety of shaped cookies. Surprisingly, these cookies take the shape of Monster when placed together. The cookies are delicious and everyone is pleased!

Blance, Ellen & Cook, Ann
Monster and his friend plan and prepare for Monster's birthday party. Monster becomes sad when no one shows up because of the parents' fears of Monster. His sadness disappears after Monster saves people from a burning buildin, the parents' fears fade and the children come to his party.

Blumenthal, Deborah
Annie, Grandma Marilyn, and Great Aunt Ruth search through family memorabilia as they put together an album to show to their family. While scrapbooking the many memories, Grandma Marilyn and Great Aunt Ruth share stories about makeup, clothing, jewelery, hairdos, and food. Annie learns all about the relatives she never met.

Bodecker, N.M.
An old man sits in his chair. He tells his wife that winter is coming. While he sits and directs, she carries out the chores needed to be done for them to be prepared for the winte. She works hard to get ready for winter while he does nothing. But in the end, she gets her revenge.

Boegehold, Betty
Pippa is a field mouse involved in various activities with her family and animal friends. Pippa works, plays, skates, and prepares for Christmas.

Bowen, Betsy
Starting in May, the winter countdown begins. Preparation activities are described using the numbers one through thirteen. For example, winter countdown includes five blueberries and six bags of rice.

Branley, Franklyn M.
This informational text describes the relationship of air over land and oceans. When wind speed reaches 74 miles an hour, a tropical storm becomes a hurricane. Explains the sequence of weather events and how weather planes fly into the eye of a storm to take measurements of temperature, pressure, and precipitation. People prepare safely for the storm by securing homes, gathering supplies, and moving inland.

Brett, Jan
In preparation of the rains, Noah's granddaughter helps her family read the Ark and animals. Two-by-two the beautiful animals crowd into the Ark and she keeps herself busy making the animals comfortable hoping for the rains to stop.

Bridwell, Norman
Emily and Clifford prepare for Christmas. Clifford helps Santa save Christmas after he drops all of the presents in his waterbowl.

Brown, Margaret Wise
Animals, children, and plants go through different rituals as they prepare for bed each night.

Brownlie, Alison
Describes the West African culture of food, including the kinds of food grown and eaten, and various feast days like Ramadan, Easter, naming ceremonies, and yam festivals.

Bunting, Eve
Nina and her brother go with the family to Luke's forest to decorate a Christmas tree. They sing songs, drink hot chocolate, and decorate the tree all night long.

Caines, Jeanette
A young girl goes on a long trip with her aunt to North Carolina. They prepare their maps, their lunch, and plan all the fun things that they will do together. The trip is unique because they are just women spending time together.

Carle, Eric
Jack wants pancakes for breakfast. He helps his mom gather all the ingredients -- milk from a cow, grain from a field, and eggs from a chicken. Finally he is able to eat a pancake!

Carlstrom, Nancy White
For Jesse, Halloween is an exciting time to carve pumpkins, trick or treat, and scare others. With confidence, Jesse trick or treats but soon gets frightened by all the many costumes. With his own mask he overcomes his fear and scares everyone else. What a scare, Jesse Bear!

Carlstrom, Nancy White
As an Indonesian extended family prepares for a trip to the market, the preparation and responsibilities of the family members are explained. We see the family and their goods on a bus during their journey through the hills to the market. The family completes a successful day at the market and returns home.

Caseley, Judith
Zoe decides to have a slumber party for her birthday celebration. She invites four of her friends, and they celebrate with pizza and chocolate cake. After a couple of conflicts at bedtime, they all fall asleep with the help of Zoe's mom.

Caseley, Judith
Sarah helps to choose, to plant, and to water plants in her grandpa's garden. After a while, her grandparents invite her for lunch made with ingredients from the garden.

Cave, Kathryn
Play a simple counting game. Watch a pumpkin grow. Follow young Nothando and discover the rhythms of her daily life in her South African village.

Chamberlin, Mary and Rich
A young child from Kenya makes pancakes with her mother. The two gather supplies from local resources to make the pancakes together. Then they invite others over to enjoy the feast.

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.

Cohen, Barbara
It is almost Thanksgiving. The first grade builds a class turkey together, then takes turns pretending to be the turkey. Preparations are also made for the children's turkey dinner at home.

Cooper, Elisha
This day of preparation at the ballpark shows all of the details behind the scenes. For example, you can see the laundry room, food vendors, press box, and playing field. The game of baseball is full of rituals and exciting surprises.

Cooper, Elisha
At the county fair, there are many animals to see, events and contests to try, and lots of food to eat. But the fair can't last forever -- soon all the tents have to come down.

Crum, Shutta
A family is sitting outside on the farm trying to cool off in the summer heat, when storm clouds roll in. They quickly prepare for the storm. They pick up laundry, roundup chickens and run inside only to realize one chicken is left outside. The father runs out and rescues the chicken, who is especially grumpy. After the storm, the children return to the barn and they find that the chicken is protecting a lost kitten.

Davis, Katie
This little girl hates to go to bed because she knows she is missing a party. But she still comes up with plenty of ways to make it to the party before it's over.

Davison, Martine
Rita gets very scared when a letter from the hospital arrives announcing that her tonsils will be taken out. Eventually, the hospital workers help Rita overcome her fears of surgery. She is happy when she wakes up afterwards and is given her favorite ice cream for dinner -- strawberry!

Delacre, Lulu
Ramon wanted to be a vejigante masqueradae and dance in the carnival. He didn't have enough money to buy a new costume, so he made one. He worked in a mask store so he could have a new mask too.

dePaola, Tomie
Lupe and Roberto are going to play the roles of Mary and Joseph in a reenactment of the night that Jesus Christ was born. Lupe's aunt, Sister Angie, is in charge of the production. However, Sister Angie becomes sick and Lupe and Roberto must proceed to the village. There is a bad snowstorm and the couple gets stranded in the snow. Friends of Sister Angie come to the rescue and play the role of Mary and Joseph, then disappear. Lupe and Roberto finally arrive and close the production. Later, Sister Angie wanders the church and finds the cloaks of the carving of Mary and Joseph covered in fresh snow.

dePaola, Tomie
Joey and Eugene go to visit Joey's grandma. She feeds them a lot of food and they bake together.

dePaola, Tomie
The country angels are given the task to prepare the Christmas celebration this year. Ari, Pip, and Kira, the youngest of the angels, want to help but no one will let them. Even though they were pushed away, the young angels end up saving the celebration.

Domanska, Janina
A Peruvian family awaits the day of the carnival. See how they prepare for the exciting day.

Drucker, Malka
Molly tries to beat her grandmother at grating potatoes, but her grandma is too fast. As Molly and her grandmother make latkes for Hanukkah, her grandmother tells a story about why they celebrate Hanukkah.

Emberley, Ed
Different types of parades are discussed, including all the preparation needed for a parade.

Florian, Douglas
The life of a chef is a busy one!A chef starts her day off at the market, buys and cleans the food, then prepares it. Finally, the restaurant opens and the hungry customers are served.

Flournoy, Valerie
It's family reunion time so Tanya goes to the farm early with her grandmother to help with the preparations. Tanya is excited to see the farm house and to spend time with her grandmother. But when Tanya gets to the farm, she is very disappointed. Will Tanya be able to overcome her disappointment and get something positive from this trip?

Gibbons, Gail
Christmas is coming so everyone is busy making preparations on the island. On Christmas Eve, everyone gathers at church for a festive celebration.

Hall, Donald
Lucy is a very creative girl who begins making Christmas presents for her family in August. She thinks of new things to make throughout the year and helps her younger sister too. Her family gets a new stove and celebrates a traditional Christmas.

Hall, Malcolm
A printing press, run by animals, has a mystery. Someone is stealing the letters which ends up making very confusing headlines.

Haywood, Carolyn
Santa Claus tries to modernize Christmas by using a helicopter. His problems begin to multiply and so eventually he goes back to his dependable sleigh and reindeer.

Hennessy, B.G.
Jake bakes a cake while everyone prepares for the wedding. Everyone at the wedding eats the cake and enjoys it. Jake is proud of his work.

Hest, Amy
It's baby ducks first day of school and she's a little bit nervous. Mr. and Mrs. Duck tell her to be brave because she's going to have so much fun. They hurry off to school and meet Grandpa duck on the way who gives baby duck the confidence she needs for the first day. Baby duck happily goes off to school with her new friend Dary Duck.

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.

Hoban, Lillian
Arthur decides to bake some cookies for his parents for their Christmas presents. Even though they turn out badly, Arthur finds another way to make wonderful presents out of his cookies.