The Aminal by Lorna Balian Abington Press, 1972
Patrick's friends create an increasingly larger and more fearful monster in their minds before they see what he really has found.
Bark, George! by Jules Feiffer HarperCollins, 1999
Each time George's mother tells him to bark, he makes a different animal sound. So she takes him to the vet to find out what this puppy is up to. (BWI Annotation)
Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson Doubleday, 1993
Benny sets off in the morning with five shiny new pennies to spend and eventually buys something for his mother, brother, sister, dog, and cat.
The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler Scholastic 1998
Nell is told by her BIG sisters and her mother that she is too small to help out, but everyone, including Nell, feels differently after her forest friends give her the confidence to build a large snowman.
A Cake for Barney by Joyce Dunbar Orchard Books, 1987
When bullies try to take his property, a young bear learns how to stand up to them in a nonviolent way.
Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons Little, Brown, 1998
Daisy the duckling becomes so engrossed in playing with dragonflies and lily pads that she temporarily loses her mother.
Don’t Fidget a Feather by Erica Silverman Simon & Schuster, 1994
Their contest to decide who is the champion of champions almost has disastrous consequences for Gander and Duck.
Elmer by David McKee Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1968
All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh.
The Emperor’s New Clothes ill. by Nadine Bernard Westcott Little, Brown, 1984
During a royal procession, an emperor wears an invisible suit of clothes made for him by two swindlers.
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London Viking, 1992
Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley Little, Brown, 1992
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.
Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian Abington, 1965
Despite looking the part, a little witch cannot seem to do the things that witches are supposed to do.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly ill. by Nadine Bernard Westcott Little, Brown, 1980
A cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson Dutton, 1997
An old woman gobbles up all the food in an enormous Thanksgiving dinner, to the amazement of those around her.
I Went Walking by Sue Williams Harcourt, 1989
During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff Harper & Row, 1985
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff HarperCollins, 1998
One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake.
It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni Knopf, 1986
Three selfish frogs quarrel over who owns their pond and island, until a storm makes them value the benefits of sharing.
The Lady with the Alligator Purse illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott Little, Brown, 1988
The old jump rop/nonsense rhyme features an ailing young Tiny Tim.
The Leopard’s Drum by Jessica Souhami Little, Brown, 1995
Osebo the leopard has a magnificent drum that he won't share with anyone else, so Nayme, the Sky-God, offers a reward to the animal who will bring him the drum.
The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams HarperCollins, 1986
A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch by Trinka Hakes Noble Dial, 1987
LeVar's experiences provide a chance to visit the Old West and the "olden days".
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard Houghton Mifflin, 1977
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
The Mitten by Jan Brett Putnam, 1989
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
Moon Bear by Frank Asch Scribner, 1978
Worried that the moon is growing smaller each night, Bear decides to do something about it.
The Most Wonderful Egg in the World by Helme Heine Dial, 1987
To settle a quarrel between three hens, the king must choose which one lays the most beautiful egg.
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza Putnam, 1992
A lonely little bird named Choco goes in search of a mother.
Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley Blue Sky, 1997
A hungry mouse leaves a huge mess when it goes in search of a snack.
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks Harper, 1998
Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash with such gusto that her clothesline ends up holding the dog, a Christmas wreath, a kite, and other odd items.
Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou Harcourt, 2001
With her sure, loving gardener’s touch, Mrs. Spitzer nurtures the students in her classroom each year.
Nettie Jo’s Friends by Patricia McKissack Knopf, 1989
Nettie Jo desperately needs a needle to sew a new wedding dress for her beloved doll, but the three animals she helps during her search do not seem inclined to give her their assistance in return.
Old Mother Hubbard by Jane Cabrera Holiday House, 2001
Light-hearted illustrations accompany this version of the familiar nursery rhyme about an old woman and her playful dog.
On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1991
The earth celebrates the birth of a newborn baby.
Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz Macmillan, 1974
Unable to persuade a young pig from frolicking in the mud, her family finally joins her for a mud party.
The Pig’s Picnic by Keiko Kasza Putnam, 1992
Mr. Pig, on his way to call on Miss Pig, allows his animal friends to persuade him to don various handsome portions of their own bodies, with an alarming result.
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister North-South, 1992
The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.
Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root Candlewick, 2001
Various disasters threaten to stop Poppa and the children from getting to the lake in their rattletrap car, but they manage to come up with an ingenious solution to each problem.
Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham Dutton, 1990
While supposedly helping his sister Samantha make a delicious sandwich, mischievous Sam sneaks some rather unpleasant ingredients into it. Features flaps and unfolding illustrations.
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young Philomel, 1992
In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance.
Shoes from Grandpa by Mem Fox Orchard, 1989
In a cumulative rhyme, family members describe the clothes they intend to give Jessie to go with her shoes from Grandpa.
Splash by Ann Jonas Greenwillow, 1995
A little girl's turtle, fish, frogs, dog, and cat jump in and out of a backyard pond, constantly changing the answer to the question "How many are in my pond?"
There’s a Hole in the Bucket illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott HarperCollins, 1990
As Liza instructs Henry how to fix a hole in the bucket, Henry gives her all the reasons why he can't. An illustrated version of a humorous old folk song.
Three Kind Mice by Vivian Sathre Harcourt Brace & Co., 1997
Three kind mice bake a birthday cake surprise for their mysterious friend.
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming Henry Holt, 1997
When Bear notices that winter is nearly here he hurries to tell Snail, after which each animal tells another until finally the already sleeping Bear is awakened in his den with the news.
Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern Houghton Mifflin, 1967
Peter complains his house is too noisy so the wise man advises him to obtain some rather unusual house guests.
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle Philomel, 1995
A lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies.
What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum Dial, 1999
When her grandson Patrick arrives for his first sleepover, Granny's resourceful efforts to provide him with a bed, pillow, and other necessities result in a sleepless night for both of them.
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