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TELLITALES

Tellers of Stories & Tales

Noted & Award Winning Tales Organized In Themes By Virtue, Trait & Topics


Courage Themed Storytelling


VIRTUES

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

TRAITS

Self Assurance, Self Control, Steadfast, Tolerant, Vanity

TOPICS

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


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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.

Rebekah Wall


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.

lconstable100


I Lost My Bear

by Jules Feiffer - 1998

HarperCollins Publishers

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

kathryn bylsma


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.

Calder Gagne


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.

Katie's Bookshelf - Classroom


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.

Storytime Train


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.

Andrea Clinkscales


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.

Quentin Nielson


The Bravest of Us All

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 2000

Dial

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

Mr. Phillips


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.

SLIP N FLIP


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

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

MAT 马特


Ducks in Muck

by Lorie Haskins - 1999

Random House Books

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

The Librarian Angelina Jean


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

Matt Patton


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.

ABC Read to ME


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.

Read To My Children


Miss Rumphius

by Barbara Cooney - 1982

Puffin

The world becomes more beautiful thanks to a woman flying solo

Lizardqueen11


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

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC

KidTimeStoryTime


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.

PB Bear


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.

Daniel Kiel


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.

Aaron Carlin


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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

David KayMLS


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.

Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud


Oh Yeah!

by Tom Birdseye - 2003

Holiday House

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

Nada Meeks


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.

Jesse Jasnoch


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.

Wil Turner


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

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

Matthew Sherry


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.

Buzzing for Books - Children's stories


Sosu’s Call

by Meshack Asare - 1997

Kane/Miller

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

Carmen Druckenmiller


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

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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.

Hidden Toy Shop


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.

Storytime Train


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.

Story Shark


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.

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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.

Sarita Shetty


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.

Alyssa Corbin


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.

Denise Jackson


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.

Claire Turck


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

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

Storytime Bunnies


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.

Read To My Children


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

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

Ready Read Alouds


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.

ELLTeacher09


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.

House of Anansi


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

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

Joshy's Storytime


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.

Amanda Kaiser


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.

Reading is Magic! TV


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.

ZaraZoha Shah


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.

Ellie Playtime TV


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.

Abby Engle


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.

geographyuberalles


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.

JessicasStories


AH HA!

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Chronicle Books

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

Storytime Station and More!


Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day

by Jean Van Leeuwen and Illustrated 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.

HoTTieHAS


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.

Rebekah Wall


The Big Snow

by Berta & Elmer Hader - 1948

Simon & Schuster

Animals prepare for the winter months.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Blizzard

by John Rocco. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

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

Books with Blue


Digging Up Dinosaurs

by Aliki - 1981

HarperCollins

Follow dug up bones & fossils to museum dino constructions.


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.

Graham Elementary Music


Heart of a Tiger

by Marsha Diane Arnold - 1995

Dial

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

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


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.

FunnyFunTime


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.

ATeacher Reads


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.

ReadToMeDad


Library Mouse

by Daniel Kirk - 2007

Harry N. Abrams

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

Cherry Serga


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.

Stories That Build Character And More...


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.

Fuzzy footie Pajamas


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.

Calder Gagne


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.

MrMattperreault


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.

Shannon R. Linville


Rattletrap Car

by Phyllis Root - 2001

Candlewick Press

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

Dramatic StoryTime Theater


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.

KIMME


Sheep in a Jeep

by Nancy E. Shaw - 2016

HMH Books for Young Readers

A jeep of sheep somehow goes on and on and on.

Little Readers


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.

BETTERwithCHOCOLATE


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.

Just One More 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.

Hipster Papa Storytime


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.

Space On The Spectrum


Helpfulness


Always Room for One More

by Sorche Nic Leodhas - 1965

Henry Holt

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.

Reading Childrens Books


Biscuit Finds a Friend

by Alyssa Capucilli - 1997

HarperCollins

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

StoryCorner


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.


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.

Christina Ogier


Dog Loves Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

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

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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.

Wildcat Books Bilingual Edition


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.

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*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.

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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.

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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.

Stephanie Kelley


"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.

Chris Reddy


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.

My CloudTales


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

by Greg Mortenson - 2009

Dial

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

ThePublishersOffice


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 Readers


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.

Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud


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.

Kathleen Pelley


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.

Read To My Children


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.

Big Papa Scott


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.

Grandma "B" Reads with Me


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.

Reading Street


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.

Daniel Kiel


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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

David KayMLS


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.

Maria Cisneros Toth


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.

Channel NTmoVies


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.

Favorite Books


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.

Reading is Magic! TV


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.

Lisa Neu


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.

Hanging By Our Tales


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.

BeachBabyBob


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.

ZaraZoha Shah


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.

Children's Books


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.

Grandma "B" Reads with Me


Tía 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.

Cynthia Krull


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

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

Larissa Moreno


What I Be

by Michael Franti - 2007

Stay Human Books

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

canadianjunkyard


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.

Abby Engle


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.

Bedtime Story Collection


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.

First Grade


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 StoryTime Family


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

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

YTV


Heroic


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

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

Allie Lamb


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.

Stories That Build Character And More...


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.

Storytime With Foosh


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.

Daveyohwhat


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.

Daniel Kiel


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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

David KayMLS


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

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

Matthew Sherry


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.

CHRISTINA ALVERSON


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.

Melony Scholte


Justice


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

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

Allie Lamb


Creepy Carrots!

by Aaron Reynolds. Illus. by Peter Brown - 2012

Simon & Schuster Books

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

Shannon R. Linville


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.

Daniel Kiel


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.

Maria Cisneros Toth


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.

Erin Leary


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.

Nana makes videos


Reliability


Art Dog

by Thacher Hurd - 2004

HarperCollins

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

Allie Lamb


*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.

shelley thomas


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.

Mikhael Villegas


Valor


Are You Ready to Play Outside?

by Mo Willems - 2008

Hyperion Books

A rainfall ignites a stronger friendship between Elephant and Piggie.

Read a Book!


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.

Storytime With Foosh


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.

Lori Nunn


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.

Daniel Kiel


New York's Bravest

by Pope Mary Osborne - 2002

Knopf Books

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

David KayMLS


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.

CHRISTINA ALVERSON


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.

Melony Scholte


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.

Christina Ogier


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

Stories That Build Character And More...


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.

Eliza Long


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.

Emma Anderson


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.

Hipster Papa Storytime


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.

Story Time With Erin


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.

Ale A.


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.

Aaron Carlin


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

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

Children's Books


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.

Dad Telling Stories


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.

Grandma Annii


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.

Wil Turner


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.

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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.

Sarita Shetty


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.

Book Nook Grammy's


Violet the Pilot

by Steve Breen - 2008

Dial Books

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

SusanDalyMH


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

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.

ReadForLife


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.

Yo! It's Story Time


Clark the Shark

by Bruce Hale - 2013

HarperCollins

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

StoryTimeWithMsBecky


Clip-Clop!

by Nicola Smee - 2006

Boxer Book

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

MAT 马特


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.

Hanging By Our Tales


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.

Jesus & The Robot


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

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

Dad Reads


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.

Jennifer Tucker


How Do You Feel?

by Anthony Browne - 2009

Candlewick

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

Books Read Aloud with Bookwormsquirm


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.

Robert Swanson


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.

Gordie Eggleston


Janine

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

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

Kristin Leffler


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.

Beth Hassinger


Millie Fierce

by Jane Manning - 2012

Philomel Books

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

Staci's Bedtime Story


Miss Nelson Is Back

by Harry Allard - 1982

Houghton Mifflin

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

Nana makes videos


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.

Christina W


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.

Jennifer Tucker


No No, Yes Yes

by Leslie Patricelli - 2008

Candlewick Press

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

Joshy's Storytime


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.

Favorite Books


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.

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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 - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

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

NomNomReadRead


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.

Children's Books


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.

NomNomReadRead


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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

Laura Irrgang


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.

The Third Parent Academy


You Will Be My Friend!

by Peter Brown - 2011

Little, Brown Books

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

Space On The Spectrum


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.

Story Time With Erin


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.

Mrs. Clark's Reading Corner


Don't Fidget a Feather!

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

Macmillan

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

Kid Fun Co


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.

KidTimeStoryTime


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.

Super Bookboy


The Itsy Bitsy Spider

by Iza Trapani - 1993

Charlesbridge

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

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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.

Stories That Build Character And More...


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.

Sam Paterson


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.

MrMattperreault


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.

Aubree Rariden


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.

Simply the Story


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.

Daniel Kiel


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.

Grandma Annii


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.

Nancy Welch


*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.

LynnPlourde


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.

ThePhill68


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.

J Sunflower


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.

Shannon R. Linville


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.

KIMME


Sheep in a Jeep

by Nancy E. Shaw - 2016

HMH Books for Young Readers

A jeep of sheep somehow goes on and on and on.

Little Readers


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.

ABC Read to ME


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.

Hipster Papa Storytime


The Tortoise & the Hare

by Jerry Pinkney - 2013

Little, Brown Books

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

Stories That Build Character And More...


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.

Book Nook Grammy's


Waiting Is Not Easy!

by Mo Willems - 2014

Disney-Hyperion

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

NomNomReadRead


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.

CHRISTINA ALVERSON


Tolerant


Cork and Fuzz

by Dori Chaconas - 2005

Viking Book

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

Cocos Reading Time


Ducks Go Vroom

by Jane Kohuth, Illus. by Viviana Garofoli - 2011

Random

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

Dad Reads


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.

GAETANO MIGLIORANZI & FRIENDS


No Matter What

by Emma Dodd - 2007

Dutton

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

Children's Books


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.

Storytime with Mrs. Parker


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.

TOONBooks