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| by Pinkwater, Daniel

As polar bear cubs, Larry and Roy know they will be sent off on their own someday. When their mother sends the cubs away, Larry finds himself in New Jersey. Here he must get a job to pay for the muffins he loves to eat. Larry encounters trouble as people realize he is a polar bear, but a kind old man comes to Larry's rescue and gives him a job and a place to live.

| by Roca, Nuria

Your body can do so many things. When you were born, you were only a baby. Then as you grew, you learned how to walk, eat, hear, taste, smell, see, and touch things. It is important to take care of your body so that it can continue to sense the world around you.

| by Bunting, Eve

James and Isaac sneak out at night while their mother is at work, seeking acceptance into a club of boys. When this situation puts himself and his brother in danger, James decides he's better off without the gang.

| by Baylor, Byrd//Parnall, Peter

A young girl finds a secret hiding place that a boy found before her. She respects that it is his special place. Her friends are willing to share their hiding places with her as long as the boy finds them too.

| by Stevenson, James

A little witch, Emma, wants to be like the older witches, but is always excluded. One day, out of frustration, Emma gets together with the animals in the woods and makes a plan. The animals pretend to be under Emma's spell and all the other witches think she is a hero.

| by Granstrom, Brita & Manning, Mick

Yuck! shows us some of the animal world's most interesting babies, along with what they love to eat for supper! Let's look at what human babies eat!

| by Radunsky, Vladimir//Radunsky, Eugenia

Three brothers, Yuck, Yucka-Druck, and Yucka-Drucka-Droni, are very different but get along just fine. They meet three sisters, Zippa, Zippa Drippa, and Zippa-Drippa-Limpomponi who make the brothers very happy. The brothers each marry one of the sisters and they then each have one child. The families live together in a big house with a cat, a dog, a pig, and a frog.

| by Marshall, James

Emily, the pig, decides she needs to lose weight. She takes a walk then eats everything in sight. Eugene Turtle suggests that walking is a good way for losing weight.

| by Agee, John

The letter Z leaves his job of making the word zoo. Along the way he passes other letters forming their words until he goes through the entire alphabet.

| by Feelings, Murial L.

Zamani goes on his first trip to the city with his father. He is to take the cow into the market and sell it. His father allows him to buy something in the market with the profits from their day. He decides to buy his mother a necklace, instead of the white shirt he wanted for himself. While he is not looking his father buys him the shirt.

| by Bridwell, Norman

Timmy has a job at the zoo helping out Mr.Penny. When Mr. Penny goes out of town, his wife takes over and tries to change everything in the zoo. When Timmy tells Mr. Penny, things turn around quickly.

| by VanAllsburg, Chris

Danny and Walter Budwing have a typical brotherly relationship. It isnメt until Danny finds an old game that takes the boys away to another galaxy that the brothers finally reach a new appreciation for one another.

| by Steig, William

Zeke is a young pig who has a natural talent for playing the harmonica. He discovers that it is magic and leaves home. After some thinking he goes back and finds that things are not as bad as he thought.

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| by Stolz, Mary

A monument in Egypt that is part man and part lion, symbolizes the greatness of Egypt, the pride of the pharaoh and the skill of an unknown stone carver.

| by Kvasnosky, Laura McGee

Zelda, the oldest sister, is always bossing Ivy around when they play. Zelda helps Ivy feel better by sharing her favorite toy with her.

| by Kvasnosky, Laura McGee

A new boy named Eugene has moved in next door to Zelda and Ivy. the three quickly become friends. A romance blooms, they play imaginary games, and go camping. Like all friends, they don't always get along, but they work out their differences.

| by Kvasnosky, Laura McGee

Two sisters, Zelda and Ivy, can't wait for Christmas morning. Zelda hopes to get a lovely velvet evening gown while Ivy wishes for a princess Mimi doll with all the ballet accessories. The two sisters make a beautiful bracelet for their lovely elderly neighbor. The neighbor receives her christmas wish, but will Zelda and Ivy get their Christmas wish too?

| by Peet, Bill

Zach is a tiny ostrich that Zella, the zebra, saves. He grows and grows until he is bigger than Zella. When Zella has her baby, the baby is almost eaten by a tiger. Zach saves him just like Zella did for him.

| by Muth, Jon

One day, three young children meet a panda after his umbrella lands in their yard. The children become friends with the panda, whose name is Stillwater. He passes on folktales to them to help them solve problems they are having.

| by Ungerer, Tomi

The people in a small town, terrified by a child-eating ogre, begin to hide all of their children. One day, the hungry ogre comes across a young village girl. He gets so excited he falls and gets hurt. The young girl takes pity on him and cooks for him.
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