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A group of children demonstrate all of the different things they can do with their mouths so that other kids can do the same. However, in order to be able to do all of these things, the children make sure to explain why it is so important to go to the dentist in order to take care of your mouth and keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Zweibel, Alan
In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

Zuehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
Alice and her family plant their garden together. Many plants, animals, and insects join them in their efforts. Alice's family depends on the garden for their food chain. The garden is cared for each day until the food is finally harvested in the fall. The garden rests in the winter and a new growing process begins again in the spring. Did you know that every food chain begins with a plant and that all the food chains in the garden comprise a food web?

Zolotow, Charlotte
A little boy watches a storm as it rolls in. He and his mother watch the storm until the end when a rainbow comes out.

Zolotow, Charlotte
A little boy questions the beginning and end of nature, and his mother helps him to understand that there truly is no end.

Zolotow, Charlotte
On a dark night, Ben contemplates where he came from and where he will go after he dies.

Zolotow, Charlotte
A sister tells her younger brother all the different things that she will do for him. She will bring him things that will apply to his five senses. Most of all, she brings her brother her love and attention.

Zolotow, Charlotte
Mr. Crockett moved into a new apartment. Before Mr. Crockett moved in, the apartment was run down, but Mr. Crockett worked hard to make the apartment beautiful. His neighbors did not appreciate his hard work or planted tree. The neighbors thought it was ugly, but years passed and Mr. Crockett's tree grew and his neighbors enjoyed it.

Zolotow, C.//Lobel, A.
The inclement weather causes a father to be in a bad mood. He takes his feelings out on the mother, then the mother takes it out on the children. The quarreling continues with other characters, but is resolved at the end of the book.

Zolotow, C.
An entire family wakes up one November morning with the feeling that something exciting is going to happen. They are all thrilled when they open the front door to find the first snow of the year.

Zolotow, C.
A small boy describes all the marvelous things he will do for his sister when he is grown up, such as bringing her coral from the bottom of the sea and building her the biggest bridge in the world.

Zolotow, C.
Sandy is a boy who talks loud all of the time. One day, he meets a boy Roger who talks even louder. This bothers Sandy so he has a talk with his mom about when noise is okay.

Zolotow, C.
Lew misses his grandfather who died when he was two. Although Lew was young, he can still remember his grandfather's beard and eyes. Together, Lew and his mother reminisce about someone they both loved very much.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl begins to learn about months, seasons, and holidays. When she wakes up, it's a different season or holiday. On the last day, it is her birthday. She wishes for it to all happen again.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl stops speaking to her friend without telling her why. Her mother tells her to go to her friend's house and ask her what the problem is. She does and finds out that it was just a misunderstanding.

Zolotow, C.
A girl looks for a birthday present for her mother. She has no money so she asks Mr. Rabbit for help. She tells Mr. Rabbit the various colors that her mom likes. In the end, her mother receives a beautiful fruit basket.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl tells her younger brother what she will do when it snows or rains or when she goes to a party.

Zolotow, C.
William wants a doll to play with. His brothers and father make fun of him. They buy him a ball and an electric train, but William still wants a doll. His Grandma comes to visit and buys him the doll he wants.

Zolotow, C.
As a little girl looks through old pictures in a photo album, her mom explains to her that the sky will always be blue, the grass will always be green, and everything will be just the same when she grows up.

Zolotow, C.
A little boy grows up and begins to find out what is different in his life.

Zolotow, C.
A mother's story helps a little boy imagine the sights and sounds of the seashore, even though he's never seen the ocean.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl looks at pictures of her mother through her life and ends by looking at a photo of her mother holding her as a baby.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl tries to get her busy mother to play with her by doing a series of silly things, from pouring water on her head to climbing into the big wastebasket.

Zolotow, C.
A little black poodle barks at everything to keep his family safe.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl takes her mother for a walk and shows her all the wonderful things to see.

Zolotow, C.
A mother reflects about her trip to Paris as she shows her daughter beautifully enlarged photos of her favorite places.

Zolotow, C.
A little boy who lives in the country asks his mother what a park is like.

Zolotow, C.
A little boy wishes he had a father. He tells his mother all the things he would do with his father if he were there.

Zolotow, C.
A tiger family moves and Thomas worries that no one will like him in his new home.

Zolotow, C.
A little girl's best friend finds a new friend to play with. The little girl hopes she finds a new friend too.

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
Understand the simple distinctions between living and nonliving things. Experience the living things through plants and animals. Experience the nonliving things through objects such as a rock. The cycles of life and materials for living are explained as well.

Zobel-Nolan, Allia
Features are what make each of us different. The children of this story like their unique appearance.

Zisk, Mary
A girl tells the story of her single mother's decision to adopt her from overseas. She discusses their time together and their happy life as a family.

Zion, Gene//Graham, M.B.
Rain, snow, leaves, stars, and many other things all fall down.

Zion, Gene
Nibble, a squirrel, plans his Thanksgiving dinner of acorns, but a mean squirrel comes up and cons the food from Nibble. Through a series of strange circumstances, Nibble is able to get his family's acorns back and even get back at the mean squirrel.

Zion, Gene
Harry doesn't like the lady next door because she sings very high and loud and it makes his ears hurt. Harry tries to have the lady sing lower and quieter.

Zion, Gene
Harry's grandmother gives him a sweater with roses on it for his birthday. He doesn't like it and tries to lose it. He finally does and grandma gives him a new sweater that has black and white spots!

Zion, Gene
On a hot day at the beach, Harry cannot stay cool. He suddenly is covered with seaweed and everyone mistakes him as a sea monster, even his family!

Zion, Gene
When Harry hears that he is about to get a bath, he runs away from home and gets even dirtier until he is a black dog instead of a white dog. When he decides to go home, he is not recognized until he gets a bath!

Ziner, Feenie
Hu Sing's father is asked to come to the emperor's palace to fight his champion cricket against the emperor's own champion. In trying to protect the cricket, Hu Sing accidentally kills it, and then kills himself, until he has a strange dream.

Zindel, P.
A boy describes things his mother does and does not do. He explains why he loves his mother.

Zimmerman, Andrea//Clemesha, David
Mr. Gilly gets up every morning to go to work. He drives the trash truck which cleans up the garbage all around town. When he is finished he has to clean up one more thing...himself!

Zimmerman, Andrea G.
Something is amiss on this farm. All the farm animals have a cold and sound quite differently when they cough and sneeze!

Zimelman, Nathan
A wise old man and his dog bring the gift of the peach from China to the rest of the world.

Zimelman, Nathan
Tells the triumphs and setbacks of the second grade as they try a variety of fundraisers to save money for a trip to the Statue of Liberty.

Zimelman, Nathan
An animal likes his Mother but not his Father -- so off he goes to Africa where he hopes to find some loving animals. In the end, the Dad returns home, telling his family that no animal will ever be like him. Dad is happy that his family still loves him.

Zimelman, Nathan
When Mitsuo hoes his garden, he finds rare things in nature which he tries not to harm. All the while, his dad makes sure he's working.

Zimelman, Nathan
Maxel's family tries to find a way to get Maxel out of a bubble. Someone suggests getting a rhinoceros to pop it, but by the time the animal gets there, Maxel is already out. His grandmother tells him he shouldn't waste a rhinoceros, so he should blow more bubbles.

Zimelman, Nathan
Arabella takes her ten cats for a walk every day, but Mean Murgatroyd, the dog next door, scares them away. Arabella comes up with a great idea for dealing with Murgatroyd.

Zimelman, Nathan
A boy finds many things to do on his walk home from school.