Sat. Jan 12th - DENNY LAINE at the Newton Theatre

TELLITALES

Tellers of Stories & Tales

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


Courage Themed Storytelling - TOPICS


TOPICS

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


Storytellers - TELLITALES DETAILS - Storytelling



TOPICS

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

by Geoffrey Hayes - 2009

Toon Books

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

TOONBooks


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.

Paperdoll Patrol


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.

TheStoryBookTellers


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.

Grandma "B" Reads with Me


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.

Eric Armitage


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.

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Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat - 1980

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.

Joey Barnes


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.

Read a Book!


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.

Mrs. Clark's Reading Corner


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


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.

Read Fun


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.

Lori Gutierrez


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.

Hearts and Heroes Read Alouds


Little Owl’s Night

by Divya Srinivasan -2011

Viking Books for Young Readers

Beautiful nightime journeys of Little Owl calm fear of darkness.

Sean Lewis


Love Waves

by Rosemary Wells - 2011

Candlewick Press

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

Storytime Bunnies


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares.

Happy Cultivated


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.

Emma Anderson


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


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.

ReadForLife


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

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

JingJangJooJong - Children's Party Entertainers


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


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.


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.

Storytime with Ryan and Craig


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.

OISLearningTech


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


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


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


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.

Just One More 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.

Erin Leary


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.

GiraffeTales


*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


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.

Mrs Spindola


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.

Big Papa Scott


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.

Voices By Paul


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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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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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.

CHRISTINA ALVERSON


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.

The Story Chair with Cris


Wee Little Lamb

by Lauren Thompson - 2009

Simon & Schuster

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

Books, Bed and Beyond


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.

The Fable Fairy


Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein

by Shel Silverstein - 1974

Harper & Row/ HarperCollins

Gross imagination conquors kids worries.

Big Papa Scott


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


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


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.

readaloudstorytime


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


Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty-2007

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Architects and famous buildings they create.

A Return to Education


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


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.

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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


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.

Rose Kitty Vlogs


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.

Little Ones Story Time Video Library


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


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

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

Tae Won Yu


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 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


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


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.

Nancy Welch


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


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.

Amanda M


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.

Space On The Spectrum


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.

Joshua Weil


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


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


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.

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State BuildingReady Read Alouds


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


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.

Sankofa Read Aloud


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.

Hobert Kaitlyn


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


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig

by Emma Garcia - 2007

Boxer Books

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

Nighty Night Bedtime Stories


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.

MissKarenASF


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.

Susan M. Strayer


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


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.

Elizabeth Lockwood


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.

Once Upon A Story


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


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

by Dianne Ochiltree - 2012

Calkins Creek

The first female firefighter in US history helps out in NYC.

KidTimeStoryTime


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.

Story Time For Kids


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


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.

MissKarenASF


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.

Bedtime-Stories.org


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.

Marian Barrios


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.

Elizabeth Lockwood


Overcoming Smallness


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world.

J K


Gossie & Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea,

Houghton

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

Super Bookboy


Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans - 1939

Viking

The smallest sometimes have to be the bravest.

Matt Patton


The Snail and the Whale

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - 2003

Puffin Books

A tiny snail helps a beached whale.

Robert Thomas


*Squish Rabbit

by Katherine Battersby - 2011

Viking Books for Young Readers

A little rabbit overcomes his physical challenges simply by interacting.

thelittlebigbookclub


Swimmy

by Leo Lionni - 1963

Dragonfly Books

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

Grandma Annii


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.

Joshy's Storytime


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.

mrssworley


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


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.

Anushka


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.

Storytime Station and More!


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.

Aaron Carswell


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.

Childhood Archivist 'MSWindowsinside'


Chicken Said, “Cluck!”

by Judyann Ackerman Grant, Illus. by Sue Truesdell - 2008

HarperCollins

A chicken helps two boys planting pumpkin seeds fight grasshoppers.

Christina Ogier


Curious George

by H.A. Rey - 1941

Houghton Mifflin

Troublemaking monkey friend of the man in the yellow hat.

Wordsofamermaid


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.

Hannibal Ferret Story Books!


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.

The Third Parent Academy


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.

Space On The Spectrum


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.


Harry the Dirty Dog

by Gene Zion - 1956

HarperCollins

Dog runs away to avoid bathing.

Ms Sacha Schick


Henny Penny

by Paul Galdone - 1950

HMH Books

This rhyming tale teaches trust when they see how a fox outfoxes and eats those fooled.

SandyReads


Hill of Fire

by Thomas P. Lewis - 1971

HarperCollins

This nonfiction tale starts with a ground crack and grows into a volcano.

Timmothy Gulgowski



How the Grinch Stole Christmas

by Dr Suess - 2000

Random House Books

Christmas joy, enlightens the growth potential of a grinches small heart.

Christopher Earnest


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.

Reading Is Succeeding


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Joffe Numerous - 1997

HarperCollins

Giving a mouse a cookie turns into a greedy mess.

Mrs. Serio's Mommy


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


It’s A Tiger

by David LaRochelle - 2012

Chronicle Books

A tiger beats the narrator to every location he goes to avoid it.

Lake Silver Elementary Music


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.


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.

Angi Cable


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


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.

Favorite Books


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.

Little Ones Story Time Video Library


No, David!

by David Shannon-1998

Blue Sky Press

An ugly kid that keeps breaking things.

Stories For Kids


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.

gradedlower


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.

Lisa Neu


Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!

by David M McPhail - 1993

Puffin Books

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

blazerlloyd


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.

Baby Steps To Success FCC


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.

Dramatic StoryTime Theater


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.

bemms321


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.

Erin Leary


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.

juliecurry1


The Story About Ping

by Marjorie Flack - 1933

Grosset & Dunlap

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

Shannon R. Linville


The Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter - 1902

Frederick Warne & Co or Pavilion Press

Medicine and an early bed haunt misbehaving bunnys.

Beatrix Potter


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.

R Brunner


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.

Viviane Schwarz


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.

TvGameChannelYouTube


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.

scrc3521


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.

Miss Sofie's Story Time


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.

Just One More Story


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.

Suzanne Sutton


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.

First Leap Zhenjiang


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.

Gma Lolly


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.

Christina Ogier


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.

EYEducation


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.

Omar Amin


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.

Catherine Sorensen


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


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


Wolves

by Emily Gravett - 2005

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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

Jasmine Allen


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


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


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


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.

Suzanne Sutton


Rescuing


*A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle - 1962

Square Fish

Kids rescue dad from evil across time and space.

Gregory Tera


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.

Chrissy C


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.

Little Readers


Clumsy Crab

by Ruth Galloway - 2005

Little Tiger Press

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

Melissa Hall


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.

Rebecca Waddington


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.

Amanda Hopson


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.

Read a Book!


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


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


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


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.


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.

Ready Read Alouds


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.

Channel NTmoVies


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.

SOPHIA PANAGOS


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


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.

Mr. Alicea's Arcade of Knowledge


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.

Cori Gagliardi


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.


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.

bemms321


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.

BeachBabyBob


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


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.

Melissa Eaton


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.

WizKid Campus


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.

Voices By Paul


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.


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.

CKToysClub


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.

First Leap Zhenjiang


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


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


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.

Christina Ogier


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


Survival


Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

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

StoryTimeWithMsBecky


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.

Karen Stern


The Fly

by Petr Horacek - 2015

Candlewick

A day seen through the many eyes of a housefly who can't understand the world.

Storytime with Ryan and Craig


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.

Joey Barnes


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.

Yo! It's Story Time


It’s A Tiger

by David LaRochelle - 2012

Chronicle Books

A tiger beats the narrator to every location he goes to avoid it.

Lake Silver Elementary Music


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.

Regina Davis


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 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


The Little House

by Virginia Lee Burton - 1942

HMH Books for Young Readers

Surviving change and finding the right place to live.

Mrs. Clark's Reading Corner


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.

Lauren Rosenthal


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

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

Tonya Henschel


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


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.

mysingalongsong


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.

Ready Read Alouds


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.

ReadAloud Surprise


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.


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.

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
Oh, No!


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.

Jen Sands


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


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.

Lisette Andreani


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.

Erikadobson1


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.

Story Time With Erin


Rosie's Walk

by Pat Hutchins - 1968

Aladdin Paperbacks

A fox is outfoxed by a clever chicken on her daily walk.

Joseph Slimak


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.

b ax


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

A goose discovers that comformity is safer when a grumpy lion makes her feel vulnerable.

Channel NTmoVies


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


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.

Bedtime-Stories.org


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.

Grandma Annii


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.

Voices By Paul


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.

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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.

scrc3521


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.


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.

First Leap Zhenjiang


The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen - 1843

HarperCollins

An ugly ducks survival story about how patience can bloom into beauty.

Tatiana Uglova


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.

Stories That Build Character And More...


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.

Reading is Magic! TV


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


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


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.

Phil Young - Hillside PS


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.

EYEducation


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


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.

The StoryTime Family


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.

Super Bookboy


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.

Christine Wiles


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.

Patrick Happy


Duck on a Bike

by David Shannon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

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

actracy


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

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

WordsAliveLiteracy


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.

Little Readers


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.

MsCutshall


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.

Larisa Nickell


Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

by Dr Suess - 1990

Random House

Explore new places and things with Dr Suess.

Amir Hilerowitz


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.

Jesse Jasnoch


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.

Thomas Moore


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


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.

Big Papa Scott


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.

Books, Bed and Beyond


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.

Elizabeth Lockwood


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.

MZ Reviews


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