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| by Stanbridge, Bobette

Cheerful bird has many nature-filled adventures with her tree friends and rock friends. Also meet Miss Annie Elephant who changes colors with her mood, and Selina Butterfly who changes patterns.

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

Little Bear draws grandma a picture and sends it with Hen. Grandma is pleased with the picture and sends Little Bear a kiss in return through Hen, who passes it on to a friend. Eventually, the kiss reaches two skunks who decide to get married.

| by Budney, Blossom

Many things have the same shape, but we rarely notice them. Come and see some of the things that are round.

| by Day, Nancy Raines

A kitten explores her environment during her first year of life. She uses her senses to absorb the surroundings and playfully interacts with the world around her. Month after month the kitten grows and develops into a cat.

| by London, Jonathan

A little girl named Katie is curious about adoption and who her real mom is. Katie goes to the zoo and adoptes a stuffed Koala so sch can protect and teach someone.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Peter writes an invitation to Amy to attend his birthday party. It is an adventure trying to mail it in the wind and rain. Peter thinks Amy may never come to his party.

| by Rogers, Paul

Lucy falls asleep listening to the sounds of the night. Lucy was thinking about the arrival of her Grandma the next day. When Lucy wakes up, she finds herself in another world. Her house ia now located on an island. Throughout the day Lucy explores the atmosphere on the island.

| by 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.

| by 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.

| by de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk

This book discusses the importance of one's own personal, private space. The book gave various examples of such space and emphasized the importance of respecting other's personal space.

| by Halfmann, Janet

While Little Skink hunts for her breakfast, she is attacked by a crow! But she has a trick to escape-she snaps off her lizard tail and it keeps on wiggling. Little Skink is happy to be alive but she misses her bright blue tail.

| by Delessert, Etienne

Acrobats and musicians appear out of nowhere and perform on the front steps of a town hall. The show takes place in a small New England village. Those who see them perform never forget who they are.

| by Oneal, Zibby

During World War I in Europe, a girl named Lisa struggles because she feels that girls also deserve the right to vote. She is determined to prove this to others.

| by Berger, Barbara Helen

Mother Moon is looking for her lost child who is floating in the sea. As she cries for her lost child, Mother Moon's tears become falling stars. A group of otters swimming near the bay begin to play with the falling stars. The sparkle from those stars lead Mother Moon to her son.

| by McKissack, Patricia C.

Hugh Thomas lives in a place where weird things happen and people spin tales. Elder Abbajon and Papa-Daddy tell Hugh Thomas a tale about Bayou Clapateaux. On the way home from fishing, Hugh Thomas makes up his own spin tale.

| by McNeill, Janet

Two boys stop fighting long enough to save a monster from the pond in the park.

| by Berson, Harold

A mouse lives in fear of the cat. It is not until he sees a picture of a moose that he thinks that when he grows up he will be bigger than the cat. As it happens, the mouse's mother tells him that a mouse is not a moose.

| by Kasza, Keiko

A lonely bird, Choco, tries to find his mother by going to a variety of animals and comparing features to see if they match. Choco finally comes across a bear who takes Choco as her baby.

| by Atkins, Jeannine

A family remembers an uncle that died of AIDS by constructing a quilt. Each panel reminds the family of a memory shared with Uncle Ron.

| by Hoban, Russell

Tom finds that Captain Najork is not as hard to beat at games after all. Tom wins at more than games.
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