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Tobias, Tobi
Rachel and her grandmother prepare for a special dinner guest, Sophie, who is grandmother's oldest friend. The two of them go to market, cook, bake, and prepare a feast for Grandmother's special guest from the old country. They go through a lot of work to make sure everything is perfect.

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

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.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth
Because she has already discovered the wonders of God, Suzy understands the true meaning of her friend's death.

Schroeder, Alan
Willie isn't a smart man, but he sure is strong. He decides to enter a contest to prove it. However, Delilah and her granny have to get him in shape first. Now Willie's reputation and Delilah's love depend on his winning the contest. Do you think he can do it?

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.

Raschka, Chris
Have you ever wanted to be a sardine?Arlene does, but there are many steps to go through first. From going into the nets, to the factory, and finally into a can. Arlene becomes a sardine right before your eyes.

Lenski, Lois
Mr.Small maintains a little auto and goes for a drive. His drive starts in the country and continues through a town. After many adventures in his auto. Mr. Small returns to his garage.

Look, Lenore
While her mother and father go to work in Chinatown, a young girl learns how to make rice dumplings and crab and shrimp soup with her grandma. They then take a bus to Grandma's work where she cracks crabs in a factory for a few pennies per day. Grandma prepares a crab meal at the end of a hard working day, made with love as strong as ginger. Katie appreciates her "Gnin Gnin" (grandmother) and all she does so Katie can follow her dress, becoming whoever she wants to be in America.

Waldron, Jan
All the little pigs are in a hurry to go Christmas shopping. However, they discover they have an empty wallet. When angel pig pays them a visit, they soon learn what Christmas is really about.

Kesey, Ken
It is autumn, and Big Double the Bear is eating everything in sight to prepare for hibernation. Little Tricker the squirrel must save his friends and his home from the very hungry bear.

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.

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!

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.

Soto, Gary
Chato's friend, Novio Boy, always gets sad at birthday parties because he is from the pound and does not know when his birthday is. Chato decides to throw his friend the biggest party ever, but in the hustle and bustle, forgets to invite the cat of honor!Now that he is found, it's time to celebrate.

Komoda, Beverly
Simon, the cat, prepares soup for dinner for his monkey friends, but he keeps getting interrupted during his preparations.

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

Wild, Margaret
Old pig and Granddaughter have spent a long time together, but soon Granddaughter will be on her own. Before Old Pig leaves, she takes time to notice all the great things around her. Grandaughter will miss Old Pig, but she will always remember everthing Old Pig has taught her.

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.

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.

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.

Potter, Beatrix
Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel who has a wife named Goody. When it is time to pick nuts to be stored for the winter, the other squirrels think Timmy stole their nuts so they push him into a hole. Timmy stays stuck there so Goody does not know where he is. Finally they find each other with the help of a chipmunk.

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

Tresselt, Alvin
This book outlines how a farmer, his son, and the farm animals prepare for a rainstrom.

Kuskin, Karla
The members of the philharmonic get ready for a performance. Their routines and all the things they have to do before the concert are discussed.

Lerner, Harriet//Goldhor, Susan
Franny B. Kranny loves her wild and crazy hairstyle, but her parents say that she needs to get her hair done before the family reunion. Initially she is upset, but then a bird decides to make her new hairstyle its home. Everyone, including Franny, loves the hairstyle. They want her to keep it, but Franny decide it's now time to cut it.

Shannon, Terry
Juan wishes that his father would forget to say "...and Juan" when he calls on his brothers and him. As he continues to learn his culture and how to become a potter, Juan begins to feel as though he really belongs.

Joseph, Lynn
The Trinidad carnival is coming up and Lily's sister Christine is getting all the attention from her family over her hummingbird costume. Lily wishes that she could wear a fancy costume and jump up at the children's carnival too. When the big day comes, Lily helps Christine have courage to go up on the stage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sharp, N.L.
A young boy is preparing to go fishing with his dad. Preparations include cleaning Dad's tackle box, digging for worms, and preparing lunch. However, as they approach the lake, the boy reveals that he really hates to go fishing because of the mosquitoes, the heat, he has to be quiet all the time, and he has to go to the bathroom in the trees. But because he likes to spend time with his dad, he goes fishing with him.

Polacco, Patricia
A little girl visits her grandma in Michigan and experiences a storm while she is there. The grandma has her help make a cake while the thunder is sounding which helps her to overcome her fear of thunder.

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.

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.

Johnston, Tony
A Mexican family spends many days preparing for the celebration of the Day of the Dead, one of Mexico's most important holidays. They eat food, sing, dance and use flowers to celebrate and honor the family members who have passed on.

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.

Politi, Leo
Mr. Fong entertains the children with stories and toys. In preparation for the Moon Festival, he creates a shadow puppet play for the children.

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.

Schulz, Charles M.
Christmas is a busy time and involves many difficult, but worthwhile tasks.

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.

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.

Vigna, Judith
A mother discovers that her son and daughter have built a shelter in case of a nuclear attack. She explains to them about World War II, and how people are trying to keep the world a peaceful place to live.

Van Leeuwen, Jean
It is eight days before Christmas and Oliver's family is busy getting prepared for the holiday. They make gifts for each other, chop down a tree, hang their stockings, and make Christmas cookies. On Christmas morning, they open their gifts and play with them.

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.

Murphy, Stuart J.
Time to wake up! Sammie the dog helps his friend get ready for school. How many minutes will it take to get ready for school? Help Sammie count the minutes it takes to get things done: eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, give hugs, and go off to school.

Lenski, Lois
Pilot Small with the cooperation of a mechanic readies his airplane for flight. He then takes off , enjoys the landscape, runs into trouble, fixes the clogged fuel line and return to the airport.

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?

Levine, Evan
A grandmother and grandson go the beach together. The grandmother against her grandson's wishes, deems it necessary to bring just about everything -- just in case. Finally when they end up at the beach, they realize that they have everything except their bathing suits.