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Say, Allen
Bob shares the life story of his Uncle Jim, a deaf artist with immense talent and determination to find ways to communicate. During his childhood, Uncle Jim’s parents were unsupportive of his passion for art and they sent him to the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind with his sister. Bob never learned to speak, read, write, or use sign language. Ultimately, Bob went to art school where he shared his Uncle Jim’s work which was displayed in a gallery and sold to the public.

Mohler, Diana & Turner, Deborah
As a homeless and handicapped dog, Willy never finds true happiness until he is rescued from the animal hospital and given a home and family. However, Willy lacks the ability to walk on his own and his owner Deborah tries several attempts to help Willy. Finally, Willy is given a wheel chair which enables him to finally be free and live his life to its fullest.

Johansen, Hanna
Once upon a time, 3,333 chickens lived in a small, crowded chikcen yard and everyday Henrietta, the baby chicken, finds a way out and everyone follows. Soon the manager builds a large, open chicken house and Henrietta lays her first egg.

Kasza, Keiko
Feeling bored and trapped with his current life, Moka the dog runs away. Moka then questions his decision as he becomes homesick.

Schories, Pat
Jack is a dog that loves to play but he cannot help getting into trouble. He is not the only troublemaker in the house. Someone else loves to plack tricks.

Xaba-Mashiri, Zadwa
A man digs out a talking yam from his garden. The man is confused and asks his dog if he is talking, but the dog says it is the yam talking. The man runs to the village to tell people about the talking yam and dog. People do not believe the man until things starts talking to them.

Levy, Janice
It s the Night of the Radishes and don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish will not cooperate. The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Siegelson, K.
Raised by his grandmother Twi, a young boy named Mentu learns of the toils and tragedies of slavery and how one day he too will have to be strong in the cotton fields. As Mentu grows, Twi shares her talks of living in Africa through the use of drums. When Twi's spirit calls her home to Africa, Mentu's day to be strong arrives.

Evans, Freddi Williams
Simmy is both excited and nervous for his job as Scout during the community meeting. Simmy is excited because this means the elders trust him, but he is nervous because slaves are not supposed to gather and sing together. Simmy must be very careful and listen for the master during the meeting.

Trottier, Maxine
As a child, Emily watched her mother endure physical abuse. One night Emily's mom awakens her and she is only allowed to take her teddy bear. They go to a house with many mothers and children. All of them are watched over by a lady named Jane. Emily and her mother stay for awhile, then leave to move into their new apartment.

Farber, Norma
Mimi's shadow runs away and calls for all the other shadows of the world to join her. For one full day the shadows entertain themselves by attaching to different objects. As darkness sets in, the shadows become lost and afraid. They decide to return home to the object that is familiar to them.

Robins, Joan
Addie's parents want to send her to camp. She thinks that they do not want her anymore, so she runs away. Her friend, Max, tells her camp is fun and they decide to go to camp together.

Rosenberg, Liz
A young girl escapes alone to America and finds companionship in a runaway shadow. They experience their new world together.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan
A boy runs along the pathway of the Underground Railroad until he needs to take a rest. While he is resting, his pursuers are getting closer. They get too close and the boy can not run from his hiding place. Is he bound to be captured or can someone or something help him?

Johnson, Jane
A little boy packs his bag with his special belongings and runs away. In his travels, he comes in contact with bad creatures, but in the end he isn't hurt and goes back home.

Barton, Byron
A girl finds a bear and tells her neighbors. Several people trudge through the woods asking, Where's the bear? They look for it in the woods and when they find it, it scares them. They run and the bear chases them. The bear is too scared to cross the bridge, so the people are safe.

Newton, Jill
Three polar bears chase a little rabbit. The rabbit does not know why they are chasing him, but he runs away. The bears simply want to play a game of tag.

Kraus, Robert
A mouse runs away from home to find a better family. While searching, he starts to miss his family. When darkness comes, he calls his parents to come pick him up. They really do love him and he loves them too.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Peter has a new baby sister. He is upset because his crib, chair, and other furniture have been painted pink. Peter runs away and becomes very frightened to be by himself. When his mom calls him home, he is very happy and tells his father that he wants to paint his favorite chair pink for his little sister.

Egielski, Richard
A woman makes a gingerbread boy who escapes into the city. He crosses the paths of many people, all of whom want to eat him. The gingerbread boy is too fast to be caught until he encounters a smart fox.

Kiser, SuAnn
Willy lives on a farm with her parents an eleven siblings. Willy feels like no one notices if she is around and no one cares about her. She develops a gymnastic and she feels that no one realized she was gone. When she returns home she finds everyone did miss her.

Kuskin, Karla
Herbert hates being small, and Philomel hates being tall. They meet and see that they are the same height. They then understand that size is based on perspectives such as who you are standing next to.

Mariana.
It is Miss Flora McFlimsey's birthday, but it appears that all of her friends forgot. So Miss McFlimsey went away. She then discovers that she misses home and goes back. Waiting for her are her friends, presents, and a birthday cake for her.

Potter, Beatrix
Pigling Bland is a young pig who is sent to the market with his brother by his mother. His brother gets taken away and he gets picked up by Mr. Piperson who takes him to his home. There he meets Pig-wig who was stolen by Mr. Piperson. The two of them decide to run away together.

Bonzon, Paul Jacques
A merry-go-round horse wants to be free. He runs away only to find he neither fits in with the big, smelly stable horses, nor with the shiny, new toy store horses.

Munsch, Robert
A little girl opens the gate to feed the pigs. All the pigs go running out and she must retrieve them.

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
Andrew is a child with an unique ability--he can change into a hippopotamus and fly. His parents have a hard time dealing with this so Andrew runs away. Andrew returns a couple of days later, and all problems get worked out.

Myers, Walter Dean
Flats the dog loved to play the blues on his guitar, but his master, A.J. Grubbs had another idea. He wanted Flats, and his friend Caleb, to become fighting dogs. Finally tired of Grubbs' abuse, Flats and Caleb run away. They decide to pursue Flats' musical career, but everywhere they go Grubbs finds them. In the end, their owner has a change of heart about Flats playing the blues.

Sendak, Maurice
Jennie is a dog who has a great master. She receives lots of love and gives a lot of love. Unfortunately, Jennie is not satisfied and runs away to find her fortune.

Lexau, Joan M.
Emily tries to run away when her mother shows more interest in taxes than in her. Emily is not able to cross the street alone so she, her baby brother, and the next-door dog end up running around the block. Emily fears she is lost and wants to go home when she realizes she is in front of her house.

Singer, Marilyn
Chester is a sheep dog whose family moves from their farm to New York City. Chester no longer has a job to do, so he gets into trouble in the strange city. He runs away, then finds a group of lost students which he leads back to school.

Wahl, Jan
A young boy and his cat, Ginger, do things together. Ginger starts running away and disappearing for whole days and nights. The boy imagines where Ginger could be, and then finds out that Ginger has seven kittens.

Keats, Ezra Jack
Archie and Peter find a yellow pair of motorcycle glasses. Then some big boys come along and try to take them. Willie, their dog, takes the goggles and runs. After hiding out, they eventually regroup and make it back to their house.

Teague, Mark
Three children get more than they are trick-or-treating for, when the night turns into one unexpected event after another. The neighbors pass out Broccoli Chews and Eggplant Fizzlers and the trio runs into their nemesis Leona Fleebish. With a sweep of a wand, flash of a pirate sword, and gulp of magic potion, the children create an unforgetable Halloween.

Asch, Frank
A new character is added to the story of the three little pigs, changing the tale to four little pigs. The fourth pig saves his brothers from the wolf by being resourceful.

McPhail, David
Stanley leaves his comfortable country home in search of adventure and fortune. He meets characters who manipulate him and others who treat him will.

Heine, Helen
Three barnyard friends set out for a change of scenery. Through their adventures, they decide that they would all be better off at home.

Helldorfer, M.C.
An orphan boy befriends Skinny Bones, the dog of a hot-tempered old lady named Granny Trick. Together the boy and the dog must not only out smart Granny, but even the devil himself!

Knight, Hilary
Wallace, an orange orangutan, lives in a cage in a zoo. Wallace is very curious about the world outside of the zoo, so he goes on adventures to discover this outside world. Although Wallace is curious about the outside world he always returns to his cage at the zoo.

Keller, Holly
A young leopard named Horace is adopted by a tiger family. Horace searches for other leopards but realizes in the end that his family is the tiger family.

Lionni, Leo
Mr. Timothy McMouse, a city mouse, runs away to the country. He meets a group of field mice who live in a castle and tries to fit in. Timothy cannot pass the test of the country mice. When Timothy saves himself and another mouse from the cat, he is given an honorary Field Mouse License.

Say, Allen
Sam, a young Asian American boy, realizes first hand what it is like to be an old man. He wakes up one morning with a much older look, but is the same young boy on the inside. He has a difficult time convincing his family and friends that he is the same boy they all know.

Galdone, Paul
Jack's house is a lot more than just his house. Many animals and people have a connection to this seemingly simple house.

Alexander, Martha
Anthony is tired of his mean mother always yelling at him, so he runs away with his bear. After some fun, he misses his mother, his bed, his pillow, and food. He happily returns to his home.

Beard, Darleen Bailey
Lucille and her younger brother, Natt, play together and use their imagination. They run around and exercise in their yard. While they are playing, a bad storm hits. Their mother puts them in the cellar as she goes to help an elderly neighbor. The storm is a tornado. When the storm is over, the two children find the two adults, and life is back to the way it was: imaginary.