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VIRTUES

Assertive, Courageous, Encouragement, Fortitude, Helpfulness, Heroic, Justice, Reliability, Valor

TRAITS

Self Assurance, Self Control, Steadfast, Tolerant, Vanity

THEMES

Conquer Fears, Hands On, Firefighting, Overcoming Trouble, Overcoming Smallness, Punishment, Rescuing, Survival, Try New Things


VIRTUES


Assertive


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.


The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This folktale shows that you can achieve anything you set your hearts to.


I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

by Linda White - 2005

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 1869, one womans attitude helped all women eventually vote.


I Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

A girl becomes a detective to find her favorite missing toy.


Mitchell Goes Bowling

by Hallie DurandIllus. by Tony Fucile - 2013

Candlewick

A kid who like to knock things down decides to share bowling with his dad.


Noisy Nora

by Rosemary Wells - 1973

Puffin Book

A middle child seeks parental attention by hiding inside a closet and taking things into her own hands.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Wait

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A mom in a hurry holding her kids hand, uses 3 words to guide her son through the city, hurry, wait & yes.


Z Is for Moose

by Kelly Bingham.Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky - 2012

Greenwillow

A zebra attempts to keep an ABC book perfectly in order, but an erate moose makes it hard to get to Z.


Courageous


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Illus. by R. Gregory Christie - 2009

Carolrhoda Books

An African American lawman in the old West makes over 3,000 arrests.


The Bravest of Us All

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 2000

Dial

A girls youngest sister surprises all when a tornado hits their farm.


Clancy the Courageous Cow

by Lachie Hume - 2006

Greenwillow Books

A wrestling match for access to the best grass, helps a cow yearning for acceptance.


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

A horse takes his barnyard friends for a faster and faster ride into a haystack.


The Farm Team

by Linda Bailey - 2006

Kids Can Press

A hockey tale where the local animals play the the Bush League Bandits.


Kiki’s Blankie

by Janie Bynum

Sterling - 2009

A monkey finds that love can be your invisible blankie.


The Littlest Dinosaur

by Michael Foreman - 2008

Walker

A big long necked dino helps & befriends a small dino who is teased for his size.


Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


Moo!

by David LaRochelle, Illus. by Mike Wohnoutka - 2013

Walker Books

A mischievous purple haired cow's mooing wild ride ends when he hits a police car.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.


Oh Yeah!

by Tom Birdseye - 2003

Holiday House

Two boys & their stuffed animals camp out in the backyard and prove their bravery.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Pepito the Brave

by Scott Beck - 2001

Dutton

Time to migrate to a new tree, but Pepito the birdy is afraid, see how he joins his family.


Sam and the Tigers

by Julius Lester, Illus. by Jerry Pinkney - 1996

Puffin Book Dial

A boy tricks some tigers out of eatting him.


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

A worried squirrel never leaves its tree but changes its routine when it falls and starts flying.


Sosu’s Call

by Meshack Asare - 1997

Kane/Miller

A physically challenged boy & his dog save a Ghana village from a storm.


Superhero ABC

by Bob McLeod - 2006

HarperCollins

A-Z superheros, the 26 includes a vomiting Volcano Man, and Upside Down Man who wears outside underwear.


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Willa and the Wind

by Janice Del Negro, Illus. by Heather Solomon - 2005

Cavendish Square Publishing

A persistent and couragous girl gets magical items from the wind after her cornmeal is blown away.


Encouragement


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

A rhyming going for your dreams tale showing that encouragement can empower kids.


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

A good behavior guidebook that lists no no's for naughty kids.


Open This Little Book

by Jesse Klausmeier - 2012

Chronicle Books

Discover different levels in this book inside of book story which will help develop the joy of reading.


The Paper Crane

by Molly Bang - 1985

Greenwillow Book

A paper crane turns to a real bird and draws customers into a failing restaurant thats on the old road.


Raising Sweetness

by Diane Stanley, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas - 1999

Puffin BooksPutnam

The importance of reading is shown by the sacrifice of a cop who takes in 8 orphans.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.


Snuggle Puppy

by Sandra Boyton - 2003

Workman

A rhythmic chant of a mom singing about how special & how much she loves her little Snuggle Puppy.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


Wild About Books

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Marc Brown - 2004

Knopf Books

A librarian with a bookmobile goes to the zoo and hooks up the animals to related reading.


Work, An Occupational ABC

by Kellen Hatanaka - 2014

House of Anansi/Groundwood Books

26 careers from A - Z, from various possible jobs to less-than-traditional occupations.


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

Pictures of science and nature make kids eager to explore the world and figure what they want to grow up to be.


Fortitude


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.


The Big Snow

by Berta & Elmer Hader - 1948

Simon & Schuster

Animals prepare for the winter months.


Blizzard

by John Rocco. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

The Blizzard of 1978 brings over 4 feet of snow to New England.


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

A kittens bravery is achieved by following her dreams and never giving up.


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

A mouse writes and prints his own books, wait till his fans meet the author.


The Man Who Made Time Travel

by Kathryn Lasky - 2003

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A hardworking clockmaker solves the proplem of measuring longitude to help navigate the oceans.


Michael Rosen's Sad Book

by Michael Rosen - 2004

Candlewick Press

A book explaining that its normal to deal with the emotions of the loss and sadness of losing a loved one.


Miss Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure

by Sue Scullard - 1986

St Martins Press

A womans Hot Air Balloon travels through a cave to the center of the Earth in search of dragons.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

by Stein Erik Lunde, Illus. by Øyvind Torseter. Trans. by Kari Dickson - 2008

Enchanted Lion Books

A fox guides a dead mother to her afterlife, as a sleepless boy and his reassuring dad grieves.


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


Searching for Sasquatch

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2007

Sasquatch Books

A boy and his dad searching for Bigfoot finds giant footprints in the woods.


The Skunk

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Patrick McDonnell - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

A skunk stalks a man all through town, the man gets so freaked out he moves, but misses and ends up following the skunk.


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin - 2008

Clarion Books

A grumpy old man loves to feed the birds but squirrels take over, and even wear bird costumes.


The Thunderstruck Stork

by David Olson - 2007

Albert Whitman

An adoption lesson about a stork trying to fix the wrongly delivered babies, but love wins in all cases.


Helpfulness


Bear Feels Sick

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Woodland friends come to the aid of a sick bear, who helps his nurses when they catch his cold.


Biscuit Finds a Friend

by Alyssa Capucilli - 1997

HarperCollins

This repetitive story features a puppy who reunites some ducks with missing parents.


Detective Gordon: The First Case

by Ulf Nilsson.Illus. by Gitte Spee. Tr. by Julia Marshall - 2012

Gecko Press

A mouse & toad solve the theft of nuts from a Squirrel.


Dog Loves Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

A bookstore is openned by a dog who recommends books to animal customers.


Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

An imaginative thing is crying outside Emily's window, she helps it fall asleep.


Get Well, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illus. by Jennifer Plecas - 2002

Penguin Young Readers

A kind knight trys to take care of his sick dragon friends.


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents.


The Hinky Pink

by Megan McDonald, Illus. by Brian Floca - 2008

Atheneum/Richard Jackson.

A dress for the princess is stalled by Hinky Pink who demands a bed.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't)

by Barbara Bottner Bella and Stella Come Home - Anika Denise - 2006

Knopf Books

A reluctant reader gets her hip librarians help to find the right book to read & enjoy.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


One Fine Day

by Nonny Hogrogian - 1971

Aladdin

A fox loses his tail after stealing milk, now he needs help from others to get his tail back.


The Paper Crane

by Molly Bang - 1985

Greenwillow Book

A paper crane turns to a real bird and draws customers into a failing restaurant thats on the old road.


Red Truck

by Kersten Hamilton - 2008

Viking Books

A red truck comes to the rescue by pulling a bus through the ice and snow and up and over a hill.


The Robot and the Bluebird

by David Lucas - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A robot in a rubbish heap bonds and gives shelter to a bluebird he befriends.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.


Uh-Oh, Max

by Jon Scieszka

A silly truck who loves to jump off of things gets stuck under a bridge, and other trucks help free him.


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Wild About Books

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Marc Brown - 2004

Knopf Books

A librarian with a bookmobile goes to the zoo and hooks up the animals to related reading.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


Heroic


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

Arthur Dog is a guard at a art museum but a superhero off hours.


Bionic Bunny Show

by Marc Brown - 1984

Little, Brown Books

The TV industry is explored through a skinny bunny with a superhero alter identity.


Drummer Hoff

by Barbara Emberley - 1967

Aladdin Paperbacks

A cannon is constructed by soldiers, but nature prevails as the war passes.


Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year

by Eric A. Kimmel - 2000

Scholastic Press

A man repents when his sins threatens his twins.


Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

by Mara Rockliff.Illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch - 2015

HMH Books

A baker finds patriotism through his feeding of George Washington's troops.


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


Justice


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

Arthur Dog is a guard at a art museum but a superhero off hours.


Creepy Carrots!

by Aaron Reynolds.Illus. by Peter Brown - 2012

Simon & Schuster Books

A rabbits favorite vegetable follows him home, whose harrassing who?


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


Reliability


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

Arthur Dog is a guard at a art museum but a superhero off hours.


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


Valor


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Sparrow Girl

by Sara Pennypacker - 2009

Disney-Hyperion

A birdloving girl tried to save 40 million Chinese people, but chasing away the Sparrows caused the locusts to thrive.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


The Wall

by Eve Bunting - 1990

HMH Book

A father & son see sadness as they search the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for grandpa's name.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


TRAITS


Self Assurance


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This folktale shows that you can achieve anything you set your hearts to.


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.


My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World

by Gilles Bachelet - 2004

Harry N. Abrams

A silly baby elephant behaves like a playful kitty & even sleeps on the TV set.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

A dog goes to the beach to try to meet a new friend.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Owen

by Kevin Henkes - 1993

Greenwillow Books

A mouse refuses to give up his fuzzy security blanket so his mom makes it into handkerchiefs he can carry.


Puss and Boots

by Ayano Imai - 2009

Minedition

A clever cat helps get his impoverished shoemaker master jobs and overcomes a cunning ogre.


Yay, You!: Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Self Control


Clark the Shark

by Bruce Hale - 2013

HarperCollins

Rhymes calms down a student who constantly needs to control himself.


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

A horse takes his barnyard friends for a faster and faster ride into a haystack.


The Day Leo Said I Hate You!

by Robie H. Harris - 2008

Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Anger leads to the H word, now he must fix things with Mom.


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

Naughty rude ducks wreck havoc upon their Aunts home by acting silly.


Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, Illus. by Julie Paschkis - 2002

Square Fish

Body parts divided come together & cooperate to get things accomplished.


Hunter's Best Friend at School

by Laura Elliott - 2002

Katherine Tegen Books

Racoon friends follow each other lead until one starts acting up in school.


Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber - 1948

HMH Books

A teddy bear is not included in a sleepover, but when his friend reveals his bear, the other bear becomes invited.


Little One Step

by Simon James 2003

Walker Books or Candlewick.

A little duck gets through tough times & long journeys one step at a time.


Miss Nelson is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall - 1977

HMH Books for Young Readers

Kids in classroom 207 meet their match when the new teacher arrives.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

A good behavior guidebook that lists no no's for naughty kids.


One Fine Day

by Nonny Hogrogian - 1971

Aladdin

A fox loses his tail after stealing milk, now he needs help from others to get his tail back.


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

A new talking birthday doll almost makes a girl forget her mean old teddy bear.


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood.Illus. by Renata Liwska -2010

Houghton Mifflin

Over 2 dozen variations of quiet that children are familiar with in their daily lifes.


Red

by Jan De Kinder. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2015

Eerdmans Books

A boy who blushes easily gets bullied, the girl who started it trys to stop the problem she created.


Roger Is Reading a Book

by Koen Van Biesen. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2012

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

This example of reverse psychology keeps warning you as you encounter monkeys, toucans, alligators and a trap.


When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

by Molly Bang - 2015

The Blue Sky Press

Hurt feelings unfold a girls story of why her artistic approach painted a tree blue.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Family love overrides the ups and downs of moods, feelings and circumstances.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.


Steadfast


Building Our House

by Jonathan Bean, (written & Illustrated) - 2013

Farrar Straus Giroux

After 6 seasons an empty lot becomes a house in this wonderful construction book.


City Dog, Country Frog

by Mo Willems.Illus. by Jon J. Muth - 2010

Disney-Hyperion

A seasonal friendship changes, showing loss and the importance of making new friends.


Don't Fidget a Feather!

by Erica Silverman, Illus. by S. D. Schindler - 1994

Macmillan or Simon & Schuster

A freeze in place competition between friends almost makes them a foxes dinner.


Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999

Millbrook

The turtle brain beats the pompous might of the rabbit, in front of a great variety of animals.


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

The garbageman ruins a hide and seek game, now off to the dump to rescue his lost friend.


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Abuelita

by Tony Johnston.Illus. by Yuyi Morales - 2009

Harcourt/HMH Books

A joyous Spanish grandmother storytells to her grandson after doing her morning routine & work.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


Owen

by Kevin Henkes - 1993

Greenwillow Books

A mouse refuses to give up his fuzzy security blanket so his mom makes it into handkerchiefs he can carry.


Ox-Cart Man

by Donald Hall - 1979

Puffin Books

A history lesson about Colonial Times where a family creates things to sell at the market.


Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud

by Lynn Plourde - 1997

Down East Books

A road trip gets stopped by animals blocking the path, no one can move them until Granny steps up & tries.


Richard Scarry's Be Careful, Mr. Frumble!

by Richard Scarry - 2015

Random House

A man battles the wind who keeps blowing off his hat into different obsticles he must face.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin - 2008

Clarion Books

A grumpy old man loves to feed the birds but squirrels take over, and even wear bird costumes.


Tolerant


Cork and Fuzz

by Dori Chaconas - 2005

Viking Book

A muskrat & possums competetion must deal with the compromises & toleration of friendships.


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

Naughty rude ducks wreck havoc upon their Aunts home by acting silly.


May I Bring a Friend?

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers - 1964

Aladdin

Each time a boy is invited to the castle to meet with royalty, he always brings a different zoo animal.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

A chick starts a friendship outside its comfort zone with a piggy and works through any differences.


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

Friends disagree but stay buddies even when one doesn't get the part they want in the school play.


Stinky

by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

A smelly swamp monster who loves pickles becomes friends with what fears him most, a human boy.


Vanity


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated)s - 2015

TOON

A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.


Millions of Cats

by Wanda Gág - 1928

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Kitty vanity versus the humility of supporting hungry mouths


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

A young family turns an old empty droopy house with low self-esteem into a happy historic home.


THEMES


Conquering Fears


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


Black Dog

by Levi Pinfold. (written & Illustrated) - 2011

Candlewick/Templar

Facing & confronting the fear of a stray doggy is shrunk by the youngest child inside a house.


Doctor De Soto

by William Steig - 1982

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A mouse dentist is afraid of some of his animal patients, like the lion & fox.


Fraidyzoo

by Thyra Heder, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Harry N. Abrams

A girl can't remember why she is afraid of the zoo, and trys to conquer her fears.


The Funny Little Woman

by Arlene Mosel - 1972

Puffin Books

A Japanese folktale about a woman who has no fear beacause she loves to laugh.


Garmann’s Summer

by Stian Hole, (written & illustrated). Tr. by Don Bartlett - 2006

Eerdmans Books

First day of school makes a boy nervous, he asks the people around him what scares them.


Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport - 1980

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Aladdin

A NYC family moves West and their son dreads the change until he gets a better outlook.


Good Enough to Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.


Heckedy Peg

by Audrey Wood - 1987

HMH Books

A mom must remember her childrens last food request to rescue her kids from a hungry witch.


Hooway for Wodney Wat

by Helen Lester, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger - 1999

Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books.

A rat is bullied until the class observes him outwitting a big Capybara.


Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale

by Barbara Jean Hicks, Illus. by Alexis Deacon - 2004

Hutchinson Children's Books or Farrar

A monster is afraid of a young boy he thinks could be under his bed.


Lenny & Lucy

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Erin E. Stead - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Moving trama helps create fear of a new home thats to close to the woods.


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares


Marven of the Great North Woods

by Kathryn Lasky, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 1997

Voyager BooksHarcourt Brace

Fear of influenza sends a Jewish boy to a logging camp in 1918, where he befriends a lumberjack.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


The Monster Who Ate My Peas

by Danny Schnitzlein - 2001

Peachtree Publishers

A boy gives his ball & bike to a monster who helped him eat, but refuses to give up his dog, so he eats his peas.


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

A piano playing huge monkey struggles with inclusion because of other animals baseless fears.


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

A worried squirrel never leaves its tree but changes its routine when it falls and starts flying.


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.


Stinky

by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

A smelly swamp monster who loves pickles becomes friends with what fears him most, a human boy.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

A dads lies, tricks, and uses humor to convince his picky eater son to try some new foods.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Time for Ballet

by Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

The excitement that leads up to a performance of early ballerinas, and the trouble of putting on a leotard.


The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Disney/Hyperion

A neurotic little crocodiles imagination and fear runs wild after eatting a watermelon seed.


Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes - 2000

Greenwillow.

A worry wart girl mouse meets another worried mousey who also brought a doll to her 1st day of school.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Hands On


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

A hands on look at things you can do with your hands.


Hands Can

by Cheryl Hudson - 2003

Candlewick Press

Discover the things your hands can accomplish to help you explore this world.


Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty-2007

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Architects and famous buildings they create.


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

A mouse writes and prints his own books, wait till his fans meet the author.


Maisy's Pool

by Lucy Cousins - 1999

Candlewick Press

A mouse and her animal friends set up a pool to cool down in the summer.


Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland

by Wong Herbert Yee, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Houghton

Mole is too cold to go out to play, so his mouse friend builds a snow mole as a substitute.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


Naptime

by Iris De Moüy. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Shelley Tanaka - 2014

Groundwood/House of Anansi.

A girl convinces some grumpy animals that they need to take a nap and she shows them how to do it.



No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.


Ox-Cart Man

by Donald Hall - 1979

Puffin Books

A history lesson about Colonial Times where a family creates things to sell at the market.


Paul Bunyan, a Tall Tale

by Steven Kellogg - 1984

HarperCollins

Tall tale of a lumberjack and his blue ox who clear paths for trains and helped create the Grand Canyon.


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

A lonely pencil creates a world with a boy and a dog, but they want changes & he almost loses control of the world he created.


Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine

by Gloria Whelan.Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Prince Albert's shed cart was wheeled into the sea so Victoria could change into her bathing suit.


Roadwork

by Sally Sutton - 2008

Candlewick Press

Big machines and vehicles loudly work together on a roads construction from start to finish.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.


Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by James E. Ransome - 2004

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A real-life puzzle is constructed on 34th Street & 6th Avenue in NYC during the Great Depression.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


These Hands

by Margaret H. Mason, Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2011

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ HMH Books

A boys grandpa with talented hands, could not touch bread dough in the Wonder Bread factory.


Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

by Vera B. Williams - 1981

Greenwillow Books

A family charts their canoe trip adventures with diagrams and maps of their whole camping trip.

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Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

Construction trucks and different machinery create and buid a playground from a big mess.


Trashy Town

by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino - 1999

HarperCollins

This rhythmic ode to trash collection covers the school, park, pizza place, doctor's & the fire station.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

This nostalgic look at a 1940's town experiencing & preparing for a large snow storm shows the magic of snow.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Firefighting


Fire Truck

by Peter Sís - 1998

Greenwillow Books

A boy wakes up as a firetruck and has many adventures until he smells breakfast.


Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle

Miranda Paul - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Kids experience a science lesson showing different phases of the water cycle in this poetic nonfiction picture book.


Water Rolls, Water Rises:

by Pat Mora.Illus. by Meilo So. Tr. by Adriana Domínguez & Pat Mora - 2014

Lee & Low/Children's Book Press

Learn about this life-giving resource to people, plants, and animals that comes from various sources.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.


Overcoming Smallness


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.


Squish Rabbit

by Katherine Battersby - 2011

Viking Books for Young Readers

A little rabbit overcomes his physical challenges simply by interacting


Swimmy

by Leo Lionni - 1963

Dragonfly Books

A little fish shows friends that brains and team work helps survive danger


Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

by Sarah C. Campbell, photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell - 2008

Boyds Mills Press

The food chain of this creepy little-known meat eatting predator called the cannibal snail.


You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang.Illus. by Christopher Weyant - 2014

Two Lions

Introduce young children to different size comparisons, diversity, being different & looking at size by perspective.


Overcoming Trouble


Adèle & Simon

by Barbara McClintock - 2006

Farrar/Frances Foster

Distractions causes an older sister to have trouble with her brothers stuff on their way home from a Paris school.


The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

by Mini Grey - 2006

Knopf

A vaudeville teams fame & fortune is gambled away during the Great Depression.


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic - 2007

HarperCollins

Max leaves the flock to stay put for winter, but he gets cold and needs help.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

Different perspectives (even from the cat) show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


The Great Show-and-Tell Disaster

by Mike Reiss - 2001

Price Stern Sloan

A show and tell invention of a device that scrambles words & things into anagrams goes to far.


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Joffe Numerous - 1997

HarperCollins

Giving a mouse a cookie turns into a greedy mess


Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber - 1948

HMH Books

A teddy bear is not included in a sleepover, but when his friend reveals his bear, the other bear becomes invited.


Jamela's Dress

by Niki Daly - 1999

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her moms fabric gets soiled, a photographer saves the day with a second chance.


Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal

by Barbara Park - 1997

Random House Books

A girl breaks stuff during a sleepover and gets yelled at by meanies.


Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes - 1996

HarperCollins

Mouse girl learns responsibility after teacher punishes her for not listening


Miss Nelson is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall - 1977

HMH Books for Young Readers

Kids in classroom 207 meet their match when the new teacher arrives.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

by John Burningham - 1970

Henry Holt

Mr. Gumpy tragic boat ride with two children and too many animals.


Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page

by Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Arthur Howard - 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing/HMH Book

The neighbors dog acts up at bring your pet to read day at the library.


Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!

by David M McPhail - 1993

Puffin Books

Crazy pigs wreck a mans house, apologize, and clean up before bedtime.


The Rabbit's Escape

by Suzanne Crowder Han, Illus. by Yumi Heo - 1995

Henry Holt & Company

A bilingual folktale of a loyal turtle who tricks a smarter rabbit to help the Emperor of the Sea.


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

A brave pilot mouse that delivers mail, gets help from an elephant when she has problems.


Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

by Patty Lovell and Illustrated by David Catrow  - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Flaws turn to talents when dealing with a first day of school bully


The Story About Ping

by Marjorie Flack - 1933

Grosset & Dunlap

Missing a boat by exploring, starts the search for his family & new friends


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter - 1902

Frederick Warne & Co or Pavilion Press

Medicine and an early bed haunt misbehaving bunnys.


The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney- 1987

Puffin Modern Classics

48 valuable lessons taught by trickster Brer Rabbit


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

The son of a distracted father gets into wild times with a pink imaginary friend who loves raspberries.


That's Good! That's Bad!

by Margery Cuyler - 1991

Henry Holt and Co.

A boy goes to the zoo with his parents and has a crazy adventure with the animals.


There's a Nightmare in My Closet

by Mercer Mayer - 1968

Puffin Books

A boy conquers his fears by rooming with a monster that he can relate to, one that scares easy.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Tikki Tikki Tembo

by Arlene Mosel - 1968

Square Fish Books

Children get short names after the first born get long names. Two brothers find trouble.


Tumford the Terrible

by Nancy Tillman - 2011

Feiwel & Friends

Bad kitty can't say I’m sorry.


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

by Joan L Nodset - 1963

HarperCollins

A farmers favorite hat becomes gone with the wind and the search brings him to a bird who made it her nest.


Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

by Grace Nichols - 2012

Bloomsbury

A baby boy keeps getting into trouble and ignores all the no sayers.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon - 1975

Puffin/Dial

Mosquitos lies were so big that the iguana blocked out the sound putting sticks in his ears


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.


Wolves

by Emily Gravett - 2005

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Library book about wolves comes to life for a rabbit walking home


Zoo Ah-choooo!

by Peter Mandel - 2012

Holiday House

A Snow Leopard starts sneezing and soon all animals are too, the zookeeper calls the doctor to get peace.


Punishment


Holes

by Louis Sachar - 1998

Yearling

A juvenile detention center in Texas desert require each boy to dig a 5-foot hole every day


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Rescuing


Clumsy Crab

by Ruth Galloway - 2005

Little Tiger Press

A crab embraces his strengths after saving the life of his Octopus friend.


Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister

by Bob Graham - 2006

Candlewick

Humpty's shy sis rescues him when he falls doing graffiti.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

Different perspectives (even from the cat) show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


Heckedy Peg

by Audrey Wood - 1987

HMH Books

A mom must remember her childrens last food request to rescue her kids from a hungry witch.


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

The garbageman ruins a hide and seek game, now off to the dump to rescue his lost friend.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

This adoption fable shows that an out of place or misunderstood kid can feel like an unwanted bear.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

A young family turns an old empty droopy house with low self-esteem into a happy historic home.


Perfect the Pig

by Susan Jeschke - 1970

Square Fish

A pig wins its wings and befriends an artist who rescues him from an evil man who forces the pig to perform.


Radio Rescue

by Lynne Barasch - 2000

Farrar Straus Giroux/ Frances Foster.

A true story about a young Ham radio operator who uses Morse code to save hurricane survivors in Florida.


Red Truck

by Kersten Hamilton - 2008

Viking Books

A red truck comes to the rescue by pulling a bus through the ice and snow and up and over a hill.


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

A brave pilot mouse that delivers mail, gets help from an elephant when she has problems.


Sparrow Girl

by Sara Pennypacker - 2009

Disney-Hyperion

A birdloving girl tried to save 40 million Chinese people, but chasing away the Sparrows caused the locusts to thrive.


Supertruck

by Stephen Savage. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A garbage truck changes into its alter ego, a snow plow to save the city from a blizzard.


Tìa Isa Wants a Car

by Meg Medina, Illus. by Claudio Muñoz - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bilingual tale of affording a beach trip and the longing and saving up to bring relatives to America.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda, Illus. by Janet Stevens - 1997

Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

A lady who sees animals as friends instead of food rescues them from a market and makes them veggy soup.


Uh-Oh, Max

by Jon Scieszka

A silly truck who loves to jump off of things gets stuck under a bridge, and other trucks help free him.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


Survival


Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

Vegetables that a cat hates are the only foods to choose from.


Good Enough to Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.


Hip-Pocket Papa

by Sandra Markle.Illus. by Alan Marks - 2010

Charlesbridge

A fingernail sized frog tries to survive in the rainforest during climate changes.


How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz - 2008

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Imagination soars from a map that nourishes the souls of a refugee family by escaping from their harsh reality.


Keeper of Soles

by Teresa Bateman, Illus. by Yayo - 2006

Holiday House

A shoemaker keep providing Death with soles and shoes to escape giving up his soul.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

A doggy seeks shelter & food after escaping from a truck taking him to the pound.


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.Illus. by Antonio Castro - 2015

Cinco Puntos Press

Learn natural holistic remedies and the healing power of plants.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.


Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas - 2009

Beach Lane Books

A tale about some dust bunnies who always find words that rhyme until they meet a vacuum.


Sam and the Tigers

by Julius Lester, Illus. by Jerry Pinkney - 1996

Puffin Book Dial

A boy tricks some tigers out of eatting him.


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Tiptoe Tapirs

by Hanmin Kim. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Sera Lee - 2013

Holiday House

A peaceful coexistence starts when a tapir saves a leopard from a hunter by teaching him to move quietly.


Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - 1999

Morrow/HarperCollins

This survival story of an awkward bird who blooms into a beautiful graceful swan is a classic tale of self-acceptance.


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

This example of reverse psychology keeps warning you as you encounter monkeys, toucans, alligators and a trap.


Weeds Find a Way

by Cindy Jenson-Elliott.Illus. by Carolyn Fisher - 2013

Simon & Schuster/ Beach Lane Books

The tenacious weed, a plant that can survive in most environments from scorching heat to icy cold.


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

A poetry based portrait of our disappearing natural environment & how animal habitats and ecosystems adapt.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


Trying New Things


Bread and Jam for Frances

by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban - 1964

HarperCollins

Trying something new is so much better than the same old stuff.


Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Barnyard animals give bikes a try after seeing the Duck ride by.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

Kids discover independence from dressing stylishly, no matter how silly or fancy.


Gregory the Terrible Eater

by Mitchell Sharmat - 1980

Scholastic

A kid that likes veggies, breads and fruits, but its a goat kid who eats differently.


Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

by Hanna Johansen, Illus. by Käthi Bhend. Translated by John Barrett. David R. Godine - 1999

David R. Godine Publisher

A young hen breaks out of the crowded coop to have fun, as others hens follow they await a golden egg.


Little Oh

by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illus. byJim LaMarche- 1997

HarperCollins

This Japanese folk tale is about an origami girl that comes alive and gets lost.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

A new talking birthday doll almost makes a girl forget her mean old teddy bear.


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

A girl wants something new and different instead of the same yearly navy coat that is always made by her grandpa.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

A dads lies, tricks, and uses humor to convince his picky eater son to try some new foods.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.


Wow! City!

by Robert Neubecker - 2004

Disney-Hyperion

A girl & her dad leave their town in the mountains to explore the sights of the big city.



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Assertive


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.


The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This folktale shows that you can achieve anything you set your hearts to.


I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

by Linda White - 2005

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 1869, one womans attitude helped all women eventually vote.


I Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

A girl becomes a detective to find her favorite missing toy.


Mitchell Goes Bowling

by Hallie DurandIllus. by Tony Fucile - 2013

Candlewick

A kid who like to knock things down decides to share bowling with his dad.


Noisy Nora

by Rosemary Wells - 1973

Puffin Book

A middle child seeks parental attention by hiding inside a closet and taking things into her own hands.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.


Wait

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A mom in a hurry holding her kids hand, uses 3 words to guide her son through the city, hurry, wait & yes.


Z Is for Moose

by Kelly Bingham.Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky - 2012

Greenwillow

A zebra attempts to keep an ABC book perfectly in order, but an erate moose makes it hard to get to Z.


Courageous


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


Arnie and the Skateboard Gang

by Nancy Carlson - 1995

Viking Juvenile

Does a boy choose cool or safety when coaxed to skateboard down a hill.


Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Illus. by R. Gregory Christie - 2009

Carolrhoda Books

An African American lawman in the old West makes over 3,000 arrests.


The Bravest of Us All

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 2000

Dial

A girls youngest sister surprises all when a tornado hits their farm.


Clancy the Courageous Cow

by Lachie Hume - 2006

Greenwillow Books

A wrestling match for access to the best grass, helps a cow yearning for acceptance.


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

A horse takes his barnyard friends for a faster and faster ride into a haystack.


Ducks in Muck

by Lorie Haskins - 1999

Random House Books

Ducks get stuck in mud, and then get stuck in a truck.


The Farm Team

by Linda Bailey - 2006

Kids Can Press

A hockey tale where the local animals play the the Bush League Bandits.


Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride

by Marjorie Priceman - 2005

Atheneum Books

In 1783, a duck, a sheep and a rooster take the first hot air balloon ride in France.


Kiki’s Blankie

by Janie Bynum

Sterling - 2009

A monkey finds that love can be your invisible blankie.


The Littlest Dinosaur

by Michael Foreman - 2008

Walker

A big long necked dino helps & befriends a small dino who is teased for his size.


Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans - 1939

Viking

The smallest sometimes have to be the bravest


Max the Brave

by Ed Vere - 2014

Puffin Books

Cuteness becomes boring for a kitty who wants to become a mouser, the mouse quest begins.


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.


Miss Rumphius

by Barbara Cooney - 1982

Puffin

The world becomes more beautiful thanks to a woman flying solo


Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


Moo!

by David LaRochelle, Illus. by Mike Wohnoutka - 2013

Walker Books

A mischievous purple haired cow's mooing wild ride ends when he hits a police car.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.


Oh Yeah!

by Tom Birdseye - 2003

Holiday House

Two boys & their stuffed animals camp out in the backyard and prove their bravery.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Pepito the Brave

by Scott Beck - 2001

Dutton

Time to migrate to a new tree, but Pepito the birdy is afraid, see how he joins his family.


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

by James Dean - 2013

HarperCollins

Pete wants to surf like his brother, so he challenges himself & gets over his fears.


The Race of the Birkebeiners

by Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Mary Azarian - 2001

HMH Books

Non fiction about a rebellious political party in medieval Norway who escorted a baby-heir on a journey/saga.


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

A girls first ride on roller coaster in an amusement park goes well with her dad.


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

A Knight slays a dragon that has been terrorizing the locals.


Sam and the Tigers

by Julius Lester, Illus. by Jerry Pinkney - 1996

Puffin Book Dial

A boy tricks some tigers out of eatting him.


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

A worried squirrel never leaves its tree but changes its routine when it falls and starts flying.


Sosu’s Call

by Meshack Asare - 1997

Kane/Miller

A physically challenged boy & his dog save a Ghana village from a storm.


Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

by Maria Dismondy - 2008

Cardinal Rule Press

Proud of being couragagous, making the right choices & building self-confidence


Superhero ABC

by Bob McLeod - 2006

HarperCollins

A-Z superheros, the 26 includes a vomiting Volcano Man, and Upside Down Man who wears outside underwear.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Tiny Little Fly

by Michael Rosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

A tiny fly enjoys annoying the biggest animals he can find and escapes to buzz another day.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Willa and the Wind

by Janice Del Negro, Illus. by Heather Solomon - 2005

Cavendish Square Publishing

A persistent and couragous girl gets magical items from the wind after her cornmeal is blown away.


Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

by Gerald McDermott - 1992

HMH Books

Seeking wisdom from the Sky God he gets 3 impossible tasks, so he tricks 3 animals but his actions has consequences.


Encouragement


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


I Spy with My Little Eye

by Edward Gibbs - 2011

Templar

Die-cut holes incorporates this book into an I spy game.


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

A solution to separation anxiety, parents can sent love waves to their kids.


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

A rhyming going for your dreams tale showing that encouragement can empower kids.


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.


Naptime

by Iris De Moüy. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Shelley Tanaka - 2014

Groundwood/House of Anansi.

A girl convinces some grumpy animals that they need to take a nap and she shows them how to do it.



No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

A good behavior guidebook that lists no no's for naughty kids.


Open This Little Book

by Jesse Klausmeier - 2012

Chronicle Books

Discover different levels in this book inside of book story which will help develop the joy of reading.


The Paper Crane

by Molly Bang - 1985

Greenwillow Book

A paper crane turns to a real bird and draws customers into a failing restaurant thats on the old road.


Raising Sweetness

by Diane Stanley, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas - 1999

Puffin BooksPutnam

The importance of reading is shown by the sacrifice of a cop who takes in 8 orphans.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.


Snuggle Puppy

by Sandra Boyton - 2003

Workman

A rhythmic chant of a mom singing about how special & how much she loves her little Snuggle Puppy.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

An interactive book that generates hugs, kisses, bouncing, tickles and peek-a-boo opportunities.


Wild About Books

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Marc Brown - 2004

Knopf Books

A librarian with a bookmobile goes to the zoo and hooks up the animals to related reading.


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

Pictures of science and nature make kids eager to explore the world and figure what they want to grow up to be.


Work, An Occupational ABC

by Kellen Hatanaka - 2014

House of Anansi/Groundwood Books

26 careers from A - Z, from various possible jobs to less-than-traditional occupations.


Fortitude


The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

by Mini Grey - 2006

Knopf

A vaudeville teams fame & fortune is gambled away during the Great Depression.


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.


Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day

written by Jean Van Leeuwen andIllustrated by Ann Schweninger - 2005

Dial Books/Penguin Young Readers

Amanda pig tries to keep her cool with activities, sprinklers & lemonade on the hottest day of the summer.


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. (and Children) Across the Plains.

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2004

Aladdin

A tall tale about a father ignoring his daughter until his goal of bringing fruit trees west has been accomplished.


The Big Snow

by Berta & Elmer Hader - 1948

Simon & Schuster

Animals prepare for the winter months.


Blizzard

by John Rocco. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

The Blizzard of 1978 brings over 4 feet of snow to New England.


Digging Up Dinosaurs

by Aliki - 1981

HarperCollins

Follow dug up bones & fossils to museum dino constructions.


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

A kittens bravery is achieved by following her dreams and never giving up.


How Do You Hug a Porcupine

by Laurie Isop - 2011

Simon & Schuster

Kids see that some animals & people are hug worthy, others have to be approached carefully.


I Wanna New Room

by Karen Kaufman Orloff - 2010

G.P. Putnam's Sons

A boy tries to get his own room using a letter writing campaign to his dad.


King Bidgood is in the Bathtub

by Audrey Wood, ill. Don Wood - 1985

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The king tries to to everything he needs to do while he stays in his favorite place, the bathtub.


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

A mouse writes and prints his own books, wait till his fans meet the author.


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

Hungry animals on a farm expect bread after refusing to help grow, harvest, prepared or bake it.


The Man Who Made Time Travel

by Kathryn Lasky - 2003

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A hardworking clockmaker solves the proplem of measuring longitude to help navigate the oceans.


Michael Rosen's Sad Book

by Michael Rosen - 2004

Candlewick Press

A book explaining that its normal to deal with the emotions of the loss and sadness of losing a loved one.


Miss Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure

by Sue Scullard - 1986

St Martins Press

A womans Hot Air Balloon travels through a cave to the center of the Earth in search of dragons.


Mitchell Goes Bowling

by Hallie DurandIllus. by Tony Fucile - 2013

Candlewick

A kid who like to knock things down decides to share bowling with his dad.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

by Stein Erik Lunde, Illus. by Øyvind Torseter. Trans. by Kari Dickson - 2008

Enchanted Lion Books

A fox guides a dead mother to her afterlife, as a sleepless boy and his reassuring dad grieves.


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


Searching for Sasquatch

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2007

Sasquatch Books

A boy and his dad searching for Bigfoot finds giant footprints in the woods.


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

Mice teach colors, days of week, numbers and how to be patient & look at the whole picture to see the truth.


The Skunk

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Patrick McDonnell - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

A skunk stalks a man all through town, the man gets so freaked out he moves, but misses and ends up following the skunk.


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin - 2008

Clarion Books

A grumpy old man loves to feed the birds but squirrels take over, and even wear bird costumes.


The Thunderstruck Stork

by David Olson - 2007

Albert Whitman

An adoption lesson about a stork trying to fix the wrongly delivered babies, but love wins in all cases.


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.


Helpfulness


Always Room for One More

by Sorche Nic Leodhas - 1965

Henry Holt and Co

An old Scottish song is turned into this story about a family in a small house sharing everything they got.


April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

by Bob Graham. (written & Illustrated) - 2010

Candlewick

This fantasy about a tooth fairy family highlights the first mission of a young fairy.


Bear Feels Sick

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Woodland friends come to the aid of a sick bear, who helps his nurses when they catch his cold.


Biscuit Finds a Friend

by Alyssa Capucilli - 1997

HarperCollins

This repetitive story features a puppy who reunites some ducks with missing parents.


Chato and the Party Animals

by Gary Soto, Illustrated by Susan Guevara - 2000

G. P. Putnam

Kitty's best friend grew up in the pound and never had a mom or birthday, that changes.


Detective Gordon: The First Case

by Ulf Nilsson.Illus. by Gitte Spee. Tr. by Julia Marshall - 2012

Gecko Press

A mouse & toad solve the theft of nuts from a Squirrel.


Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook Pres

3 Bear and Dog tales about making messes & mistakes & needing halp.


Dog Loves Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

A bookstore is openned by a dog who recommends books to animal customers.


Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart

by Pat Mora, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2005

Knopf Book / Random

A big hearted lady giant protects a village of people she loves.


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

An imaginative thing is crying outside Emily's window, she helps it fall asleep.


Get Well, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illus. by Jennifer Plecas - 2002

Penguin Young Readers

A kind knight trys to take care of his sick dragon friends.


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


Henry Helps With Dinner

by Beth Bracken - 2012

Picture Window Books

A kid loves to be helpful, and helps prepare the food with his parents.


Hey Rabbit

by Sergio Ruzzier - 2010

Roaring Brook Press

Rabbit's magical suitcase gives & shares presents with his friends that fulfill each of their wishes.


The Hinky Pink

by Megan McDonald, Illus. by Brian Floca - 2008

Atheneum/Richard Jackson.

A dress for the princess is stalled by Hinky Pink who demands a bed.


"I Can't," Said the Ant

by Polly Cameron - 1948

Scholastic Books

When a teapot breaks its spout a colony of ants helps fix the predicament.


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

Pictures form in kids imaginations when they look at clouds or spilt milk.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


Little Blue Truck

by Alice Schertle - 2008

HMH Books

A small truck tries to help a stuck dump truck, but it takes friendly animals help both trucks out of the mud.


Little Santa

by Jon Agee, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Dial

Santas family tries to move to Florida but is stopped by a blizzard, reindeer and elves rescue the trapped family.


Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

by Gary D. Schmidt, Illus. by David Diaz - 2012

Clarion/Houghton

A poor son of a slave has healing hands that creates miracles and makes him a legend.


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.


Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't)

by Barbara Bottner Bella and Stella Come Home - Anika Denise - 2006

Knopf Books

A reluctant reader gets her hip librarians help to find the right book to read & enjoy.


More

by I. C. Springman.Illus. by Brian Lies - 2012

Houghton/HMH Books

Mice help a hoarding magpie understand that less is more as he gets rid of the clutter around him.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Rows and Piles of Coins

by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 1999

Clarion

A determined Tanzanian boy saves his coins to afford a bicycle to help his mom bring things to and from the market.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann - 1995

G.P. Putnam's Sons Book

A cop and his smart and silly dog amuse kids for attention & then teach kids safety tips and friendship advice.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


One Fine Day

by Nonny Hogrogian - 1971

Aladdin

A fox loses his tail after stealing milk, now he needs help from others to get his tail back.


The Paper Crane

by Molly Bang - 1985

Greenwillow Book

A paper crane turns to a real bird and draws customers into a failing restaurant thats on the old road.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.


Red Truck

by Kersten Hamilton - 2008

Viking Books

A red truck comes to the rescue by pulling a bus through the ice and snow and up and over a hill.


The Robot and the Bluebird

by David Lucas - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A robot in a rubbish heap bonds and gives shelter to a bluebird he befriends.


See Otto

by David Milgrim - 2002

Atheneum Books

An alien robot runs out of gas and befriends some monkeys and elephants in a jungle.


Shy Charles

by Rosemary Wells - 1988

Puffin Books

A shy extroverted mouse jumps out of his shell to help the babysitter who fell down his steps.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.


Special Delivery

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Some bandit monkeys, an ice cream truck and a postal worker helps a girl deliver an elephant companion to her aunt.


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


Tìa Isa Wants a Car

by Meg Medina, Illus. by Claudio Muñoz - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bilingual tale of affording a beach trip and the longing and saving up to bring relatives to America.


Uh-Oh, Max

by Jon Scieszka

A silly truck who loves to jump off of things gets stuck under a bridge, and other trucks help free him.


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.


What I Be

by Michael Franti - 2007

Stay Human Books

Helping others through laughter, joy, sharing & being who you are


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Wild About Books

by Judy Sierra, Illus. by Marc Brown - 2004

Knopf Books

A librarian with a bookmobile goes to the zoo and hooks up the animals to related reading.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.


Heroic


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

Arthur Dog is a guard at a art museum but a superhero off hours.


Bionic Bunny Show

by Marc Brown - 1984

Little, Brown Books

The TV industry is explored through a skinny bunny with a superhero alter identity.


The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak

by Tomek Bogacki - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Historic tale when orphans publish their own weekly newspaper & hold court in Warsaw, Poland.


Dogs on Duty

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent - 2012

Walker Childrens

Military dogs are trained & used for search and rescue & more purposes.


Drummer Hoff

by Barbara Emberley - 1967

Aladdin Paperbacks

A cannon is constructed by soldiers, but nature prevails as the war passes.


Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year

by Eric A. Kimmel - 2000

Scholastic Press

A man repents when his sins threatens his twins.


Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

by Mara Rockliff.Illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch - 2015

HMH Books

A baker finds patriotism through his feeding of George Washington's troops.


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

A Knight slays a dragon that has been terrorizing the locals.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


The Wall

by Eve Bunting - 1990

HMH Book

A father & son see sadness as they search the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for grandpa's name.


Justice


Creepy Carrots!

by Aaron Reynolds.Illus. by Peter Brown - 2012

Simon & Schuster Books

A rabbits favorite vegetable follows him home, whose harrassing who?


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann - 1995

G.P. Putnam's Sons Book

A cop and his smart and silly dog amuse kids for attention & then teach kids safety tips and friendship advice.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

by Simms Taback - 1997

Viking Books

An old lady eats herself to death after swallowing different creatures.


Reliability


Good Night, Good Knight

by Shelley Moore Thomas, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas - 2000

Penguin Young Readers

A wizards scaly, snail-y soup helps a knight who nurses his sick little dragon friends.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

An independent boy & his dog work his pre-dawn paper route while everyone is sleeping soundly.


Valor


Are You Ready to Play Outside?

by Mo Willems - 2008

Hyperion Books

A rainfall ignites a stronger friendship between Elephant and Piggie.


Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

by Mara Rockliff.Illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch - 2015

HMH Books

A baker finds patriotism through his feeding of George Washington's troops.


How to Heal a Broken Wing

by Bob Graham, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Candlewick

In a uncaring city, a hurt bird is rescued & nursed by a compassionate boy.


Mouse & Lion

by Rand Burkert, Illus. by Nancy Ekholm Burkert - 2011

Scholastic/Michael di Capua Books

Aesops fable where a mouse helps a lion after convincing the lion not to eat him.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


The Race of the Birkebeiners

by Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Mary Azarian - 2001

HMH Books

Non fiction about a rebellious political party in medieval Norway who escorted a baby-heir on a journey/saga.


Sparrow Girl

by Sara Pennypacker - 2009

Disney-Hyperion

A birdloving girl tried to save 40 million Chinese people, but chasing away the Sparrows caused the locusts to thrive.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


The Wall

by Eve Bunting - 1990

HMH Book

A father & son see sadness as they search the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for grandpa's name.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


TRAITS

Self Assurance


America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener - 2000

Harcourt/Gulliver

A world record is set by a woman swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours.


The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds-2003

Candlewick

Change the world by your greatness


Dream Something Big

by Dianna Hutts Aston- 2011

Dial Books

This immigrant story inspires kids to follow their big dreams


The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale

by Arthur Ransome - 1968

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This folktale shows that you can achieve anything you set your hearts to.


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.


Milo’s Hat Trick

by Jon Agee - 2001

Michael Di Capua Books Hyperion Books for Children.

A boy learns to believe in himself after his escaped rabbit teaches a bear to hide in a magic hat.


Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

by Peter Brown, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Hachette Little, Brown & Co

A tiger in a stovepipe hat gets tired of living proper gets naked and runs around free.


My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World

by Gilles Bachelet - 2004

Harry N. Abrams

A silly baby elephant behaves like a playful kitty & even sleeps on the TV set.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


New Socks

by Bob Shea - 2007

Little, Brown Books

A new pair of socks give a chick confidence to go down the big kids slide & talk to the President.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

A dog goes to the beach to try to meet a new friend.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Owen

by Kevin Henkes - 1993

Greenwillow Books

A mouse refuses to give up his fuzzy security blanket so his mom makes it into handkerchiefs he can carry.


Puss and Boots

by Ayano Imai - 2009

Minedition

A clever cat helps get his impoverished shoemaker master jobs and overcomes a cunning ogre.


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

A girls first ride on roller coaster in an amusement park goes well with her dad.


There's a Nightmare in My Closet

by Mercer Mayer - 1968

Puffin Books

A boy conquers his fears by rooming with a monster that he can relate to, one that scares easy.


Tiny Little Fly

by MichaelRosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

A tiny fly enjoys annoying the biggest animals he can find and escapes to buzz another day.


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

Coming from just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans was a man whose trombone was twice as long as he was.


Violet the Pilot

by Steve Breen - 2008

Dial Books

An underdog story about a girl mechanical genius and her airshow adventures with her doggy.


Yay, You!: Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.


Self Control


Bernice Gets Carried Away

by Hannah Harrison - 2015

Dial

A grumpy cats adventure, makes her discover that only she can make each day purrfect.


Clark the Shark

by Bruce Hale - 2013

HarperCollins

Rhymes calms down a student who constantly needs to control himself.


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

A horse takes his barnyard friends for a faster and faster ride into a haystack.


Crankenstein

by Samantha Berger - 2013

Little, Brown and Company

A grumpy boy wakes up on the wrong side of the bed too often and becomes a monster.


The Day Leo Said I Hate You!

by Robie H. Harris - 2008

Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Anger leads to the H word, now he must fix things with Mom.


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

Naughty rude ducks wreck havoc upon their Aunts home by acting silly.


Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, Illus. by Julie Paschkis - 2002

Square Fish

Body parts divided come together & cooperate to get things accomplished.


How Do You Feel?

by Anthony Browne - 2009

Candlewick

A monkey describes all the emotions experienced going through his day.


How Oliver Olson Changed the World

by Claudia Mills, IIlus. by Heather Maione - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A kid with overprotective parents changes himself so he can change the world like his teacher wished.


Hunter's Best Friend at School

by Laura Elliott - 2002

Katherine Tegen Books

Racoon friends follow each other lead until one starts acting up in school.


Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber - 1948

HMH Books

A teddy bear is not included in a sleepover, but when his friend reveals his bear, the other bear becomes invited.


Janine

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A unique girl with disabilities, stays positive by being her unconventional self.


Little One Step

by Simon James 2003

Walker Books or Candlewick.

A little duck gets through tough times & long journeys one step at a time.


Millie Fierce

by Jane Manning - 2012

Philomel Books

A picked on girl, becomes loud & mean to try to overcome being ignored.


Miss Nelson Is Back (Miss Nelson, #2)

by Harry Allard - 1982

Houghton Mifflin

Teacher tonsils havoc leaves kids realizing that watchful eyes are everywhere, so behave. Great disguise Miss Nelson.


Miss Nelson is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall - 1977

HMH Books for Young Readers

Kids in classroom 207 meet their match when the new teacher arrives.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

A good behavior guidebook that lists no no's for naughty kids.


One Fine Day

by Nonny Hogrogian - 1971

Aladdin

A fox loses his tail after stealing milk, now he needs help from others to get his tail back.


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

A new talking birthday doll almost makes a girl forget her mean old teddy bear.


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood.Illus. by Renata Liwska -2010

Houghton Mifflin

Over 2 dozen variations of quiet that children are familiar with in their daily lifes.


Red

by Jan De Kinder. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2015

Eerdmans Books

A boy who blushes easily gets bullied, the girl who started it trys to stop the problem she created.


Roger Is Reading a Book

by Koen Van Biesen. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2012

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Show Me Happy

by Kathryn Madeline Allen - 2015

Albert Whitman

Facial expressions and simple actions in this book show kids how to socialize and communicate.


Tiptoe Tapirs

by Hanmin Kim. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Sera Lee - 2013

Holiday House

A peaceful coexistence starts when a tapir saves a leopard from a hunter by teaching him to move quietly.


Waiting Is Not Easy!

by Mo Willems. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

This Elephant and Piggie adventure shows the frustration of waiting for a surprise until dark.


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

This example of reverse psychology keeps warning you as you encounter monkeys, toucans, alligators and a trap.


When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

by Molly Bang - 2015

The Blue Sky Press

Hurt feelings unfold a girls story of why her artistic approach painted a tree blue.


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Family love overrides the ups and downs of moods, feelings and circumstances.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.


You Will Be My Friend!

by Peter Brown - 2011

Little, Brown Books

An enthusiastic baby bear, gets frustrated searching for a new friend.


Steadfast


Building Our House

by Jonathan Bean, (written & Illustrated) - 2013

Farrar Straus Giroux

After 6 seasons an empty lot becomes a house in this wonderful construction book.


The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

by Janice N. Harrington Illus. by Shelley Jackson - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A chicken chaser becomes a chicken protector, in this tale of never giving up.


City Dog, Country Frog

by Mo Willems.Illus. by Jon J. Muth - 2010

Disney-Hyperion

A seasonal friendship changes, showing loss and the importance of making new friends.


Don't Fidget a Feather!

by Erica Silverman, Illus. by S. D. Schindler - 1994

Macmillan or Simon & Schuster

A freeze in place competition between friends almost makes them a foxes dinner.


Flip's Day

by Petr Horacek - 2002

Candlewick

Waking up to a bath, then playing, eatting and bed again is the kids main cycle.


Hare and the Tortoise

by Helen Ward - 1999

Millbrook

The turtle brain beats the pompous might of the rabbit, in front of a great variety of animals.


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

The garbageman ruins a hide and seek game, now off to the dump to rescue his lost friend.


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

by Iza Trapani - 1993

Charlesbridge

Before building his home, he climbs the spout, a chair, a mouse & a fan.


Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Illus. by Molly Bang - 2007

Harcourt Children's Books

Hard work and lots of boring practice will let a rat make beautiful music from his violin.


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

Hungry animals on a farm expect bread after refusing to help grow, harvest, prepared or bake it.


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her parents deny her a dog, she walks an imaginary dog around town.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Abuelita

by Tony Johnston.Illus. by Yuyi Morales - 2009

Harcourt/HMH Books

A joyous Spanish grandmother storytells to her grandson after doing her morning routine & work.


My Brother, Ant

by Betsy Byars, Illus. by Marc Simont - 1996

Viking/Penguin Young Readers

Tales of brothers dealing w monsters, 3 pigs & Santa in the summer


My Car

by Byron Barton - 2001

Greenwillow

Taking care of your possessions and responsibility are taught by a busdriver who loves his own car.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.


Owen

by Kevin Henkes - 1993

Greenwillow Books

A mouse refuses to give up his fuzzy security blanket so his mom makes it into handkerchiefs he can carry.


Ox-Cart Man

by Donald Hall - 1979

Puffin Books

A history lesson about Colonial Times where a family creates things to sell at the market.


Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud

by Lynn Plourde - 1997

Down East Books

A road trip gets stopped by animals blocking the path, no one can move them until Granny steps up & tries.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.


Richard Scarry's Be Careful, Mr. Frumble!

by Richard Scarry - 2015

Random House

A man battles the wind who keeps blowing off his hat into different obsticles he must face.


Runaway Bunny

by Margaret Wise Brown - 1942

HarperCollins

A mother stays steadfast in searching for her runaway bunny in their game of hide and seek.


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

Mice teach colors, days of week, numbers and how to be patient & look at the whole picture to see the truth.


Special Delivery

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Matthew Cordell - 2015

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Some bandit monkeys, an ice cream truck and a postal worker helps a girl deliver an elephant companion to her aunt.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin - 2008

Clarion Books

A grumpy old man loves to feed the birds but squirrels take over, and even wear bird costumes.


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Little, Brown Books

This fable of perseverance and humility proves that slow and steady can win.


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

Coming from just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans was a man whose trombone was twice as long as he was.


Waiting Is Not Easy!

by Mo Willems. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

This Elephant and Piggie adventure shows the frustration of waiting for a surprise until dark.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


Tolerant


Cork and Fuzz

by Dori Chaconas - 2005

Viking Book

A muskrat & possums competetion must deal with the compromises & toleration of friendships.


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

Naughty rude ducks wreck havoc upon their Aunts home by acting silly.


May I Bring a Friend?

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers - 1964

Aladdin

Each time a boy is invited to the castle to meet with royalty, he always brings a different zoo animal.


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

Elephants show unconditional love no matter what their kids do or say that might be wrong.


The Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Racisms hold on society is questioned by biracial friends who are open to meeting new people.


Pepo and Lolo are Friends

by Ana Martin - 2004

Candlewick

A chick starts a friendship outside its comfort zone with a piggy and works through any differences.


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

Friends disagree but stay buddies even when one doesn't get the part they want in the school play.


Stinky

by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

A smelly swamp monster who loves pickles becomes friends with what fears him most, a human boy.


Vanity


Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy

by Jane O'Connor - 2007

HarperCollins

Nancy saw a pet as an accessory until she realized its all about fun.


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated) - 2015

TOON

A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.


Millions of Cats

by Wanda Gág - 1928

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Kitty vanity versus the humility of supporting hungry mouths


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

A young family turns an old empty droopy house with low self-esteem into a happy historic home.


THEMES

Conquering Fears


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

by Geoffrey Hayes - 2009

Toon Books

A scary new neighbor makes fence jumping ok for mice in this graphic picture book novel.


Black Dog

by Levi Pinfold. (written & Illustrated) - 2011

Candlewick/Templar

Facing & confronting the fear of a stray doggy is shrunk by the youngest child inside a house.


The Dark

by Lemony Snicket, Illus. by Jon Klassen - 2013

Little, Brown Books

A benign force called the dark lives in a boys basement.


Doctor De Soto

by William Steig - 1982

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A mouse dentist is afraid of some of his animal patients, like the lion & fox.


Fraidyzoo

by Thyra Heder, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Harry N. Abrams

A girl can't remember why she is afraid of the zoo, and trys to conquer her fears.


The Funny Little Woman

by Arlene Mosel - 1972

Puffin Books

A Japanese folktale about a woman who has no fear beacause she loves to laugh.


Garmann’s Summer

by Stian Hole, (written & illustrated). Tr. by Don Bartlett - 2006

Eerdmans Books

First day of school makes a boy nervous, he asks the people around him what scares them.


Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport - 1980

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Aladdin

A NYC family moves West and their son dreads the change until he gets a better outlook.


Good Enough to Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.


Heckedy Peg

by Audrey Wood - 1987

HMH Books

A mom must remember her childrens last food request to rescue her kids from a hungry witch.


Hooway for Wodney Wat

by Helen Lester, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger - 1999

Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books.

A rat is bullied until the class observes him outwitting a big Capybara.


Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber - 1948

HMH Books

A teddy bear is not included in a sleepover, but when his friend reveals his bear, the other bear becomes invited.


Iris and Walter

by Elissa Haden Guest, Illustrated by Christine Davenier - 2000

Harcourt/ Gulliver

Overcoming the transition of moving to a new place is easier when you make a friend.


Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale

by Barbara Jean Hicks, Illus. by Alexis Deacon - 2004

Hutchinson Children's Books or Farrar

A monster is afraid of a young boy he thinks could be under his bed.


Lenny & Lucy

by Philip C. Stead.Illus. by Erin E. Stead - 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Moving trama helps create fear of a new home thats to close to the woods.


Little Gorilla

by Ruth Borenstein - 1976

HMH Books

The little Gorilla grows and transitions out of childhood while staying in the hearts of other animals.


Little Owl’s Night

by Divya Srinivasan -2011

Viking Books for Young Readers

Beautiful nightime journeys of Little Owl calm fear of darkness


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

A solution to separation anxiety, parents can sent love waves to their kids.


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares


Marven of the Great North Woods

by Kathryn Lasky, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 1997

Voyager BooksHarcourt Brace

Fear of influenza sends a Jewish boy to a logging camp in 1918, where he befriends a lumberjack.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


Milo’s Hat Trick

by Jon Agee - 2001

Michael Di Capua Books Hyperion Books for Children.

A boy learns to believe in himself after his escaped rabbit teaches a bear to hide in a magic hat.


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully - 1992

Puffin Books

A student becomes a teacher to help a retired high wire walker overcome his fears and regain his confidence.


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

A rhyming going for your dreams tale showing that encouragement can empower kids.


The Monster Who Ate My Peas

by Danny Schnitzlein - 2001

Peachtree Publishers

A boy gives his ball & bike to a monster who helped him eat, but refuses to give up his dog, so eats his peas.


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

A piano playing huge monkey struggles with inclusion because of other animals baseless fears.


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)

by Peter Brown. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Little, Brown Books

Teacher has a roaring voice, dark green skin, and claws that hold chalk, but turns human when you get to know her.


Nana in the City

by Lauren Castillo. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Clarion

A boy faces his fears wearing a magic cape that transforms his journey into the unknown into a confident experience.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

by James Dean - 2013

HarperCollins

Pete wants to surf like his brother, so he challenges himself & gets over his fears.


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

A worried squirrel never leaves its tree but changes its routine when it falls and starts flying.


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown- 1982

Aladdin

A scary African folklore poem about the shadow that follows you everwhere, morning, noon & night.


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


The Squeaky Door

by Margaret Read MacDonald - 2006

HarperCollins

This folktale has a boy sleeping over at Grandma's, but a squeaky door makes him need comfort, company & more.


Stinky

by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

A smelly swamp monster who loves pickles becomes friends with what fears him most, a human boy.


Surprising Sharks

by Nicola Davies, Illus. by James Croft - 2003

Candlewick

Humans kill much more sharks than the other way around, this book explains everything sharky.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

A dads lies, tricks, and uses humor to convince his picky eater son to try some new foods.


Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

by Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So - 1999

Alfred A. Knopf/Random House

This Japanese folktale has the melon princess (born inside a melon) showing no fear to giant ogres.


Terrific

by Jon Agee - 2005

Michael Di Capua Books / Hyperion

An elderly man gets stranded on an island with a smart parrot who helps him escape.


There's a Nightmare in My Closet

by Mercer Mayer - 1968

Puffin Books

A boy conquers his fears by rooming with a monster that he can relate to, one that scares easy.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Time for Ballet

by Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

The excitement that leads up to a performance of early ballerinas, and the trouble of putting on a leotard.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Disney/Hyperion

A neurotic little crocodiles imagination and fear runs wild after eatting a watermelon seed.


Wee Little Lamb

by Lauren Thompson - 2009

Simon & Schuster

A shy lamb hides behind her mom as other woodland creatures ask her to play.


Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes - 2000

Greenwillow.

A worry wart girl mouse meets another worried mousey who also brought a doll to her 1st day of school.


Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein - 1974

Harper & Row/ HarperCollins

Gross imagination conquors kids worries


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


Hands On


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

A hands on look at things you can do with your hands.


Hands Can

by Cheryl Hudson - 2003

Candlewick Press

Discover the things your hands can accomplish to help you explore this world.


How Do You Hug a Porcupine

by Laurie Isop - 2011

Simon & Schuster

Kids see that some animals & people are hug worthy, others have to be approached carefully.


Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty-2007

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Architects and famous buildings they create


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

A mouse writes and prints his own books, wait till his fans meet the author.


Maisy's Pool

by Lucy Cousins - 1999

Candlewick Press

A mouse and her animal friends set up a pool to cool down in the summer.


Miss Nelson Is Back (Miss Nelson, #2)

by Harry Allard - 1982

Houghton Mifflin

Teacher tonsils havoc leaves kids realizing that watchful eyes are everywhere, so behave. Great disguise Miss Nelson.


Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland

by Wong Herbert Yee, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Houghton

Mole is too cold to go out to play, so his mouse friend builds a snow mole as a substitute.


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 1948

HMH Books

An apple slingshot is used by an old man whose trying to shoot down pears, in the end he gets a nice apple pie.


Mr. Tanen's Ties

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2003

Albert Whitman & Company

A school principal wipes out the school budget buying ties, so he sells his ties to help build a playground.


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

This informational communication book is a sign language guide for babies.


Naptime

by Iris De Moüy. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Shelley Tanaka - 2014

Groundwood/House of Anansi.

A girl convinces some grumpy animals that they need to take a nap and she shows them how to do it.



No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.


Olivia Saves the Circus

by Ian Falconer - 1994

An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books

With all the circus performers sick, Olivia takes over all their roles.


Overboard!

by Sarah Weeks 2006

HMH Book

A young bunnys mischievous delight of throwing things and making a mess.


Ox-Cart Man

by Donald Hall - 1979

Puffin Books

A history lesson about Colonial Times where a family creates things to sell at the market.


The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey - 1996

Scholastic

An independent boy & his dog work his pre-dawn paper route while everyone is sleeping soundly.


Paul Bunyan, a Tall Tale

by Steven Kellogg - 1984

HarperCollins

Tall tale of a lumberjack and his blue ox who clear paths for trains and helped create the Grand Canyon.


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

A lonely pencil creates a world with a boy and a dog, but they want changes & he almost loses control of the world he created.


Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine

by Gloria Whelan.Illus. by Nancy Carpenter - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Prince Albert's shed cart was wheeled into the sea so Victoria could change into her bathing suit.


Roadwork

by Sally Sutton - 2008

Candlewick Press

Big machines and vehicles loudly work together on a roads construction from start to finish.


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

A Knight slays a dragon that has been terrorizing the locals.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.


Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

by Deborah Hopkinson, Illus. by James E. Ransome - 2004

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A real-life puzzle is constructed on 34th Street & 6th Avenue in NYC during the Great Depression.


Stuck

by Oliver Jeffers - 2011

Philomel Book

This problem and solution book, shows a boy throwing items into a tree to wedge out his stuck kite.


These Hands

by Margaret H. Mason, Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2011

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ HMH Books

A boys grandpa with talented hands, could not touch bread dough in the Wonder Bread factory.


Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

by Vera B. Williams - 1981

Greenwillow Books

A family charts their canoe trip adventures with diagrams and maps of their whole camping trip.

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Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

Construction trucks and different machinery create and buid a playground from a big mess.


Trashy Town

by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino - 1999

HarperCollins

This rhythmic ode to trash collection covers the school, park, pizza place, doctor's & the fire station.


We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Hyperion

When two friends realize they are in a book they try to get the readers to say the word Banana.


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

This nostalgic look at a 1940's town experiencing & preparing for a large snow storm shows the magic of snow.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

by Beatrice Alemagna. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick - 2015

Enchanted Lion Books

A girls imagination and determination goes wild looking for a fluffy little squishy present for moms birthday.


Firefighting


Fire Truck

by Peter Sís - 1998

Greenwillow Books

A boy wakes up as a firetruck and has many adventures until he smells breakfast.


Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC


Meeow and the Big Box

by Sebastien Braun - 2009

Boxer Books

A cardboard box is transformed into a firetruck by a furry kitty with an fiery imagination.


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

A bio of fireman Mose Humphreys in the early days of NYC.


Touch and Feel: Fire Engine

by Andy Crawford - 2002

DK Children

The adventurers of a female and a male fire fighter using touching for sensory perception.


Trashy Town

by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino - 1999

HarperCollins

This rhythmic ode to trash collection covers the school, park, pizza place, doctor's & the fire station.


Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle

Miranda Paul- 2015

Roaring Brook Press

Kids experience a science lesson showing different phases of the water cycle in this poetic nonfiction picture book.


Water Rolls, Water Rises:

by Pat Mora. Illus. by Meilo So. Tr. by Adriana Domínguez & Pat Mora - 2014

Lee & Low/Children's Book Press

Learn about this life-giving resource to people, plants, and animals that comes from various sources.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.


Overcoming Smallness


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

Two duckling friends stay friends and keep their lives & what they enjoy seperate.


Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans - 1939

Viking

Sometimes when you’re the smallest you also have to be the bravest


The Snail and the Whale

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - 2003

Puffin Books

A tiny snail helps a beached whale


Squish Rabbit

by Katherine Battersby - 2011

Viking Books for Young Readers

A little rabbit overcomes his physical challenges simply by interacting


Swimmy

by Leo Lionni - 1963

Dragonfly Books

A little fish shows friends that brains and team work helps survive danger


Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

by Sarah C. Campbell, photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell - 2008

Boyds Mills Press

The food chain of this creepy little-known meat eatting predator called the cannibal snail.


You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang.Illus. by Christopher Weyant - 2014

Two Lions

Introduce young children to different size comparisons, diversity, being different & looking at size by perspective.


Yucky Worms

by Vivian French. Illus. by Jessica Ahlberg - 2010

Candlewick Press

Outside her garden, Grandama explains how worms slither through the dirt with five pairs of hearts.


Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

by Gerald McDermott - 1992

HMH Books

Seeking wisdom from the Sky God he gets 3 impossible tasks, so he tricks 3 animals but his actions has consequences.


Overcoming Trouble


Adèle & Simon

by Barbara McClintock - 2006

Farrar/Frances Foster

Distractions causes an older sister to have trouble with her brothers stuff on their way home from a Paris school.


The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

by Mini Grey - 2006

Knopf

A vaudeville teams fame & fortune is gambled away during the Great Depression.


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

A froggy in peril keeps getting out of trouble so he can relax in safety.


Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

by Gerald McDermott - 1987

Square Fish An African mischievious spider outsmarts his foes in this adaption of an old folklore tale.


Arrowhawk

by Lola M. Schaefer - 2004

Henry Holt and Co

An endangered hawk finds freedom after a long journey of peril after being hit by a hunters arrow.


The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss - 1957

Random House

Messy cat entertains kids on rainy day but cleans up in time


Chicken Said, "Cluck!"

by Judyann Ackerman Grant, Illus. by Sue Truesdell - 2008

HarperCollins

A chicken helps two boys planting pumpkin seeds fight grasshoppers.


Curious George

by H.A. Rey - 1941

Houghton Mifflin

Troublemaking monkey friend of the man in the yellow hat


The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

by Trinka Hakes Noble - 1980

Puffin Books

This backwards progression storyline shows a hilarious class trip to a farm.


Duck at the Door

by Jackie Urbanovic - 2007

HarperCollins

Max leaves the flock to stay put for winter, but he gets cold and needs help.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

Different perspectives (even from the cat) show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


Good Dog, Carl

by Alexandra Day - 1985

Simon & Schuster

Baby & good doggys secret life outside the crib


The Great Show-and-Tell Disaster

by Mike Reiss - 2001

Price Stern Sloan

A show and tell invention of a device that scrambles words & things into anagrams goes to far.


Harriet the Spy

by Louise Fitzhugh - 1964

Yearling

Secret observations & social pressures bring trouble to a girl spy


Harry the Dirty Dog

by Gene Zion - 1956

HarperCollins

Dog runs away to avoid bathing


Henny Penny

by Paul Galdone - 1950

HMH Books

This rhyming tale teaches trust when they see how a fox outfoxes and eats those fooled.


Hill of Fire

by Thomas P. Lewis - 1971

HarperCollins

This nonfiction tale starts with a ground crack and grows into a volcano.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

by Dr Suess - 2000

Random House Books

Christmas joy, enlightens the growth potential of a grinches small heart


If You Give a Moose a Muffin

by Laura Numeroff And Felicia Bond - 1991

HarperCollins

A boy feeds and entertains a Moose, who keeps wanting more.


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Joffe Numerous - 1997

HarperCollins

Giving a mouse a cookie turns into a greedy mess


It’s A Tiger

by David LaRochelle - 2012

Chronicle Books

A tiger beats the narrator to every location he goes to avoid it.


Jamela's Dress

by Niki Daly - 1999

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her moms fabric gets soiled, a photographer saves the day with a second chance.


Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal

by Barbara Park - 1997

Random House Books

A girl breaks stuff during a sleepover and gets yelled at by meanies.


Lair of the Bat Monster (Dragonbreath)

by Ursula Vernon, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Dial

Thinking that its her son, a huge mama bat snatches a boy off to her lair.


Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

by Kevin Henkes - 1996

HarperCollins

Mouse girl learns responsibility after teacher punishes her for not listening


Miss Nelson is Missing

by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall - 1977

HMH Books for Young Readers

Kids in classroom 207 meet their match when the new teacher arrives.


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

by John Burningham - 1970

Henry Holt

Mr. Gumpy tragic boat ride with two children and too many animals.


Mr. Popper's Penguins

by Richard and Florence Atwater; illustrated by Robert Lawson - 1938

Little, Brown

A house painter and his kooky penguins cause trouble


Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page

by Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Arthur Howard - 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing/HMH Book

The neighbors dog acts up at bring your pet to read day at the library.


No, David!

by David Shannon-1998

Blue Sky Press

An ugly kid that keeps breaking things


Once upon a Banana

by Jennifer Armstrong, Illus. by David Small - 2006

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Rhyming street signs tell the story of a banana peel that causes all sorts of trouble.


Overboard!

by Sarah Weeks 2006

HMH Book

A young bunnys mischievous delight of throwing things and making a mess.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.


Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!

by David M McPhail - 1993

Puffin Books

Crazy pigs wreck a mans house, apologize, and clean up before bedtime.


Please, Puppy, Please

by Spike Lee,by Tonya Lewis Lee - 2005

Simon & Schuster

Siblings learning responsibility try to bath their wild dog who doesn't want to cooperate.


The Rabbit's Escape

by Suzanne Crowder Han, Illus. by Yumi Heo - 1995

Henry Holt & Company

A bilingual folktale of a loyal turtle who tricks a smarter rabbit to help the Emperor of the Sea.


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

A redheaded family keeps MacGyvering solutions as they head to a lake in their old car.


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

A brave pilot mouse that delivers mail, gets help from an elephant when she has problems.


See Otto

by David Milgrim - 2002

Atheneum Books

An alien robot runs out of gas and befriends some monkeys and elephants in a jungle.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

by Patty Lovell and Illustrated by David Catrow  - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Flaws turn to talents when dealing with a first day of school bully


The Stories Julian Tells

by Ann Cameron, illustrated by Ann Strugnell - 1981

A Bullseye Book - Random House

Mischievous little Huey, and his older brother get into 5 stories of trouble


The Story About Ping

by Marjorie Flack - 1933

Grosset & Dunlap

Missing a boat by exploring, starts the search for his family & new friends


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter - 1902

Frederick Warne & Co or Pavilion Press

Medicine and an early bed haunt misbehaving bunnys.


The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney- 1987

Puffin Modern Classics

48 valuable lessons taught by trickster Brer Rabbit


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

The son of a distracted father gets into wild times with a pink imaginary friend who loves raspberries.


That's Good! That's Bad!

by Margery Cuyler - 1991

Henry Holt and Co.

A boy goes to the zoo with his parents and has a crazy adventure with the animals.


There are Cats in This Book

by Viviane Schwarz - 2008

Candlewick Press

This interactive lift-the-flap book has 3 kitties having fun and causing a fish tidal wave & more trouble.


There's a Nightmare in My Closet

by Mercer Mayer - 1968

Puffin Books

A boy conquers his fears by rooming with a monster that he can relate to, one that scares easy.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Tikki Tikki Tembo

by Arlene Mosel - 1968

Square Fish Books

Children get short names after the first born get long names. Two brothers find trouble.


Too Tired

by Ann Turnbull, Illus. by Emma Chichester Clark - 1994

Houghton Mifflin

Elephants help get the lazy sloths motivated to rescue them & get them on Noahs Ark.


Tumford the Terrible

by Nancy Tillman - 2011

Feiwel & Friends

Bad kitty can't say I’m sorry.


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Two Mice

by Sergio Ruzzier. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Clarion Books

Mice run away from home, their adventure leaves them shipwrecked and rescued while helping readers count to 3.


Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

by Joan L Nodset - 1963

HarperCollins

A farmers favorite hat becomes gone with the wind and the search brings him to a bird who made it her nest.


Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon - 1975

Puffin/Dial

Mosquitos lies were so big that the iguana blocked out the sound putting sticks in his ears


Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

by Grace Nichols - 2012

Bloomsbury

A baby boy keeps getting into trouble and ignores all the no sayers.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


The Widow's Broom

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1992

HMH Books

The friendship between a widow and a magic broom gets interrupted by villagers who want to burn the broom.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.


Wolves

by Emily Gravett - 2005

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Library book about wolves comes to life for a rabbit walking home


Zoo Ah-choooo!

by Peter Mandel - 2012

Holiday House

A Snow Leopard starts sneezing and soon all animals are too, the zookeeper calls the doctor to get peace.


Punishment


Holes

by Louis Sachar - 1998

Yearling

A juvenile detention center in Texas desert require each boy to dig a 5-foot hole every day


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

by Simms Taback - 1997

Viking Books

An old lady eats herself to death after swallowing different creatures.


Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale

by Margaret Read MacDonald, Illus. by Alik Arzoumanian. Marshall - 2006

Two Lions Cavendish.

A walking & talking pot of a childless woman is sealed with animal dung after it is caught stealing.


Rescuing


A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle - 1962

Square Fish

Kids rescue dad from evil across time and space


Before You Were Mine

by Maribeth Boelts - 2007

G.P. Putnam's Sons

The past life of a dog from a shelter is imagined by a young child.


Below

by Nina Crews - 2006

Henry Holt

An action figure get trapped and a boy with his construction toys rescues him.


Big Al

by Andrew Clements - 1988

Atheneum Books

A huge scary looking fish tries to fit in & make friends.


Clumsy Crab

by Ruth Galloway - 2005

Little Tiger Press

A crab embraces his strengths after saving the life of his Octopus friend.


Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty’s Little Sister

by Bob Graham - 2006

Candlewick

Humpty's shy sis rescues him when he falls doing graffiti.


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

Different perspectives (even from the cat) show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


The Farmer and the Clown

by Marla Frazee. (written & Illustrated - 2014

Simon & Schuster\Beach Lane.

This wordless book involves a clown who befriends a farmer after falling off a plane.


Heckedy Peg

by Audrey Wood - 1987

HMH Books

A mom must remember her childrens last food request to rescue her kids from a hungry witch.


How to Heal a Broken Wing

by Bob Graham, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Candlewick

In a uncaring city, a hurt bird is rescued & nursed by a compassionate boy.


I Spy Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold, (written & illustrated) - 2009

Scholastic

The garbageman ruins a hide and seek game, now off to the dump to rescue his lost friend.


Little Santa

by Jon Agee, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Dial

Santas family tries to move to Florida but is stopped by a blizzard, reindeer and elves rescue the trapped family.


My Father’s Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett - 1948

Random House

Rescuing a distressed baby dragon from a dangerous island


Mr. Wuffles!

by David Wiesner, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Clarion Books

An mini alien spaceship hides from an Earth kitty and communicates with ants and a ladybird for help to escape.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

This adoption fable shows that an out of place or misunderstood kid can feel like an unwanted bear.


Noah's Ark

by Peter Spier - 1977

Dragonfly Book

The Bible story about the chosen animals fitting into the ark that God told Noah to build.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

A young family turns an old empty droopy house with low self-esteem into a happy historic home.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.


Perfect the Pig

by Susan Jeschke - 1970

Square Fish

A pig wins its wings and befriends an artist who rescues him from an evil man who forces the pig to perform.


Radio Rescue

by Lynne Barasch - 2000

Farrar Straus Giroux/ Frances Foster.

A true story about a young Ham radio operator who uses Morse code to save hurricane survivors in Florida.


Rapunzel

by Paul O. Zelinsky - 1997

Dutton Children's Books

The folktale of a long haired girl who meets and reunites with her prince after a long ordeal.


Red Truck

by Kersten Hamilton - 2008

Viking Books

A red truck comes to the rescue by pulling a bus through the ice and snow and up and over a hill.


The Robot and the Bluebird

by David Lucas - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A robot in a rubbish heap bonds and gives shelter to a bluebird he befriends.


Sadie the Air Mail Pilot

by Kellie Strom - 2007

David Fickling Books

A brave pilot mouse that delivers mail, gets help from an elephant when she has problems.


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

A girls imagination is sparked by objects whose shadows are transformed into friends who help her with a wolf problem.


Shy Charles

by Rosemary Wells - 1988

Puffin Books

A shy extroverted mouse jumps out of his shell to help the babysitter who fell down his steps.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


Sparrow Girl

by Sara Pennypacker - 2009

Disney-Hyperion

A birdloving girl tried to save 40 million Chinese people, but chasing away the Sparrows caused the locusts to thrive.


Supertruck

by Stephen Savage. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

A garbage truck changes into its alter ego, a snow plow to save the city from a blizzard.


Terrific

by Jon Agee - 2005

Michael Di Capua Books / Hyperion

An elderly man gets stranded on an island with a smart parrot who helps him escape.


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


Tìa Isa Wants a Car

by Meg Medina, Illus. by Claudio Muñoz - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bilingual tale of affording a beach trip and the longing and saving up to bring relatives to America.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Tiptoe Tapirs

by Hanmin Kim. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Sera Lee - 2013

Holiday House

A peaceful coexistence starts when a tapir saves a leopard from a hunter by teaching him to move quietly.


Titanicat

by MartyCrisp - 2008

Sleeping Bear Press

A true story of a cabin boy whose life was saved by the ships lucky cat, the ship was the Titanic.


To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda, Illus. by Janet Stevens - 1997

Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

A lady who sees animals as friends instead of food rescues them from a market and makes them veggy soup.


Too Tired

by Ann Turnbull, Illus. by Emma Chichester Clark - 1994

Houghton Mifflin

Elephants help get the lazy sloths motivated to rescue them & get them on Noahs Ark.


Two Mice

by Sergio Ruzzier. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Clarion Books

Mice run away from home, their adventure leaves them shipwrecked and rescued while helping readers count to 3.


Uh-Oh, Max

by Jon Scieszka

A silly truck who loves to jump off of things gets stuck under a bridge, and other trucks help free him.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Whose Mouse Are You?

by Robert Kraus - 1970

Aladdin

A little mousey is sad because her family is in different forms of trouble, she rescues them & saves the day.


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox - 1995

Kane/Miller

This book connects kids to elderly people and nursing homes as a boy helps a woman with memory loss.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Survival


Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

Vegetables that a cat hates are the only foods to choose from.


Bog Baby

by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Gwen Millward - 2008

Puffin

Inside a magical pond a bog baby is discovered, nutured & set free to help it survive.


The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak

by Tomek Bogacki - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Historic tale when orphans publish their own weekly newspaper & hold court in Warsaw, Poland.


Feathers and Fools

by Mem Fox - 1989

HMH Book

A war between swans and peacocks, leaves the newly born birds to start over again.


The Fly

by Petr Horacek - 2015

Candlewick

A day seen through the many eyes of a housefly who can't understand the world.


Good Enough to Eat

by Brock Cole - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An abused orphan girl ready to be sacrificed to an ogre outwits him and escapes.


Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen - 1989

Cornerstone Books

A Canadian wilderness plane crash, leaves a man to survive with only his hatchet


Hip-Pocket Papa

by Sandra Markle.Illus. by Alan Marks - 2010

Charlesbridge

A fingernail sized frog tries to survive in the rainforest during climate changes.


How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz - 2008

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Imagination soars from a map that nourishes the souls of a refugee family by escaping from their harsh reality.


It’s A Tiger

by David LaRochelle - 2012

Chronicle Books

A tiger beats the narrator to every location he goes to avoid it.


Jump, Frog, Jump!

by Robert Kalan - 1986

Greenwillow Books

A smart frog has a fly lunch but avoids the creatures that want to make him their meal.


Keeper of Soles

by Teresa Bateman, Illus. by Yayo - 2006

Holiday House

A shoemaker keep providing Death with soles and shoes to escape giving up his soul.


Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

A mountain climber is saved by a Himalayan village, whom he repays with a school.


The Little House

by Virginia Lee Burton - 1942

HMH Books for Young Readers

Surviving change and finding the right place to live


Mammoths on the Move

by Lisa Wheeler, Illus. by Kurt Cyrus - 2006

Harcourt / HMH Books

Woolly mammoths migrated south for the winter where food was easier to gain access to.


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

A doggy seeks shelter & food after escaping from a truck taking him to the pound.


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.


Mr. Wuffles!

by David Wiesner, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Clarion Books

An mini alien spaceship hides from an Earth kitty and communicates with ants and a ladybird for help to escape.


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Dog’s a Chicken

by Susan McElroy Montanari - 2016

Schwartz & Wade

A chicken starts to take on the traits of a dog like guarding, shepherding, searching and rescuing.


My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza - 2003

Puffin Books

A pig gets bathed, fattened and massaged by outwiting an aggressive fox who finally collapses from exhaustion.


My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.Illus. by Antonio Castro - 2015

Cinco Puntos Press

Learn natural holistic remedies and the healing power of plants.


Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann - 1995

G.P. Putnam's Sons Book

A cop and his smart and silly dog amuse kids for attention & then teach kids safety tips and friendship advice.


Oh, No!

by Candace Fleming.Illus. by Eric Rohmann - 2012

Random/Schwartz & Wade.

A hole by a tiger, catches animals tring to help a frog, the selfish tiger winds up alone in the hole in the end.


Ouch! A Tale from Grimm

by Natalie Babbitt, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua.

A confident underdog fools a king, avoids the devil and marries a princess.


Over and Under the Snow

by Kate Messner, Illus. by Christopher Silas Neal - 2011

Chronicle Books

Various animals that live through the winter under the snow like shrews, beavers, mice, bullfrogs, black bears & queen bees.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.


Parrots Over Puerto Rico

by Susan L Roth, And Trumbore, Cindy.Illus. by Susan L. Roth - 2013

Lee & Low

The history of Puerto Rico as told through the eyes of endangered parrots who cry Iguaca! Iguaca.


Piggie Pie!

by Margie Palatini, Illus. by Howard Fine - 1997

HMH Books

A witch faces tough piggies on Old McDonalds farm when she goes looking for ingredients for her pie.


Red-Eyed Tree Frog

by Joy Cowley, Photographs by Nic Bishop - 1999

Scholastic

A froggy in the rain forest hides and escapes predators like snakes that want to eat him.


Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas - 2009

Beach Lane Books

A tale about some dust bunnies who always find words that rhyme until they meet a vacuum.


Rosie's Walk

by Pat Hutchins - 1968

Aladdin Paperbacks

A fox is outfoxed by a clever chicken on her daily walk.


Sam and the Tigers

by Julius Lester, Illus. by Jerry Pinkney - 1996

Puffin Book Dial

A boy tricks some tigers out of eatting him.


Silly Little Goose!

by Nancy Tafuri - 2001

Scholastic Press

Follow a hat blowing in the wind, because in the end thats where the goose will build its nest.


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

A goose discovers that comformity is safer when a grumpy lion makes her feel vulnerable.


Smoky Night

by Eve Bunting - 1994

HMH Books

Outside a boys window he sees a violent world of racial tensions & riots, his cat is missing and his apartment is on fire.


Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

by Il Sung Na - 2010

Knopf Books

The winter season makes animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to the changes to survive.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


Swimmy

by Leo Lionni - 1963

Dragonfly Books

A little fish shows friends that brains and team work helps survive danger


Terrific

by Jon Agee - 2005

Michael Di Capua Books / Hyperion

An elderly man gets stranded on an island with a smart parrot who helps him escape.


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Illustrated by Paul Galdone - 1981

HMH Books

2 goats outsmart a bully troll, the 3rd and the biggest & yummiest goat uses force.


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Ninja Pigs

by Coery Rosen Schwartz - 2012

G.P. Putnam's

The pigs train in aikido, jujitsu & karate to be certified weapons in preparation for the big bad wolf.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.


Thunder-Boomer!

by Shutta Crum.Illus. by Carol Thompson - 2009

Clarion Books

A hot summer day brings a thunderstorm to a farm, farmers rescue an upset chicken & find a soaked kitty.


Tìa Isa Wants a Car

by Meg Medina, Illus. by Claudio Muñoz - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bilingual tale of affording a beach trip and the longing and saving up to bring relatives to America.


Tiger on a Tree

by Anushka Ravishankar, Illus. by Pulak Biswas - 1997

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A sad tiger in India runs into a village & up a tree, it is captured & set free, it runs off with a smile.


Tiptoe Tapirs

by Hanmin Kim. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Sera Lee - 2013

Holiday House

A peaceful coexistence starts when a tapir saves a leopard from a hunter by teaching him to move quietly.


Titanicat

by MartyCrisp - 2008

Sleeping Bear Press

A true story of a cabin boy whose life was saved by the ships lucky cat, the ship was the Titanic.


Too Tired

by Ann Turnbull, Illus. by Emma Chichester Clark - 1994

Houghton Mifflin

Elephants help get the lazy sloths motivated to rescue them & get them on Noahs Ark.


Two Mice

by Sergio Ruzzier. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Clarion Books

Mice run away from home, their adventure leaves them shipwrecked and rescued while helping readers count to 3.


The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen - 1843

HarperCollins

An ugly ducks survival story about how patience can bloom into beauty.


Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - 1999

Morrow/HarperCollins

This survival story of an awkward bird who blooms into a beautiful graceful swan is a classic tale of self-acceptance.


Vulture View

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Steve Jenkins - 2007

Holt

The majesty of the turkey vulture, nature’s clean-up crew who seeks any dead thing that reeks.


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

This example of reverse psychology keeps warning you as you encounter monkeys, toucans, alligators and a trap.


Weeds Find a Way

by Cindy Jenson-Elliott.Illus. by Carolyn Fisher - 2013

Simon & Schuster/ Beach Lane Books

The tenacious weed, a plant that can survive in most environments from scorching heat to icy cold.


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

A poetry based portrait of our disappearing natural environment & how animal habitats and ecosystems adapt.


Whistling Dixie

by Marcia Vaughan, Illus. by Barry Moser - 1995

HarperCollins

A Gator, Owl & Snake from the Hokey Pokey Swamp become a girls pet and help her escape the boogeyman.


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.


The Wind Blew

by Pat Hutchins - 1974

Aladdin

Citizens unite as the wind takes everything in town away and shoots it all up into the air.


Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

by Joyce Sidman.Illus. by Rick Allen - 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/HMH Books

This collection of poems is about different animals living safely through the winter months.


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman.Illus. by Zachariah OHora - 2015

Little, Brown Books

A baby wolf is left on the doorstep of a rabbit family, who raises & protects him from harm.


Trying New Things


A Hat for Minerva Louise

by Janet Morgan Stoeke - 1997

Puffin Books

A chicken loves to be outside on snowy days but needs to stay warm so she relies on silly solutions.


Bread and Jam for Frances

by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban - 1964

HarperCollins

Trying something new is so much better than the same old stuff.


Clap Hands

by Helen Oxenbury - 1987

Little Simon

An infant book with balanced ethnic backgrounds help teach hand skills and other actions.


Clap Your Hands

by Lorinda Bryan Cauley - 1992

Puffin Books

This interactive participation book helps to hyperactivate kids.


Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Barnyard animals give bikes a try after seeing the Duck ride by.


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

Kids discover independence from dressing stylishly, no matter how silly or fancy.


Gregory the Terrible Eater

by Mitchell Sharmat - 1980

Scholastic

A kid that likes veggies, breads and fruits, but its a goat kid who eats differently.


Henrietta and the Golden Eggs

by Hanna Johansen, Illus. by Käthi Bhend. Translated by John Barrett. David R. Godine - 1999

David R. Godine Publisher

A young hen breaks out of the crowded coop to have fun, as others hens follow they await a golden egg.


Little Oh

by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illus. byJim LaMarche- 1997

HarperCollins

This Japanese folk tale is about an origami girl that comes alive and gets lost.


Mei Li

by Thomas Handforth - 1938

Doubleday Books

A determined curious girl shows her bravery by sneaking into China's walled city for New Years.


Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

by Brian Floca - 2009

Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books

A non-fiction simple account of the 1st moon landing with diagrams, illustrations, and lots of information.


My Tata’s Remedies = Los remedios de mi tata

by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.Illus. by Antonio Castro - 2015

Cinco Puntos Press

Learn natural holistic remedies and the healing power of plants.


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art.

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.


Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

by Dr Suess - 1990

Random House

Explore new places and things with Dr Suess


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

A new talking birthday doll almost makes a girl forget her mean old teddy bear.


Peas!: It's Not Easy Being Peas-y

by Andrew Cullen, Illustrated by Simon Rickerty - 2009

Puffin

A kid gives peas a chance after learning how nutritious they are and how they got on his plate.


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

by James Dean - 2013

HarperCollins

Pete wants to surf like his brother, so he challenges himself & gets over his fears.


The Purple Coat

by Amy Hest - 1986

Aladdin

A girl wants something new and different instead of the same yearly navy coat that is always made by her grandpa.


Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee - 2003

HMH Books

A girls first ride on roller coaster in an amusement park goes well with her dad.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

A dads lies, tricks, and uses humor to convince his picky eater son to try some new foods.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown -2000

Houghton Mifflin

After taking care of her parents a woman wins back her life and travels to West Africa.


Wee Little Lamb

by Lauren Thompson - 2009

Simon & Schuster

A shy lamb hides behind her mom as other woodland creatures ask her to play.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.


Wow! City!

by Robert Neubecker - 2004

Disney-Hyperion

A girl & her dad leave their town in the mountains to explore the sights of the big city.


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