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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst Details
Recounts the events of a day when everything goes wrong for Alexander.
Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey Details
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
George and Martha
by James Marshall Details
Relates several episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses.
Gregory the Terrible Eater
by Mitchell Sharmat Details
A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice.
How I Became A Pirate
by Melina Long Details
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
by Laura Joffe Numeroff Details
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.
Little Bear
by Else Holmelund Minarik Details
Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.Lexile 370
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Little Bear
by Janell Cannon Details
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother. Lexile 550
The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss Details
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the cat in the hat who shows them some tricks and games.
The Lion and the Mouse
by Jerry Pinkney Details
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
The Little House
by Virginia Lee Burton Details
A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.
The Little Red Hen
by Paul Galdone Details
The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.
The Mitten
by Jan Brett Details
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter Details
Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.
We Are in A Book!
by Mo Willems Details
Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?
Updated 04/03/2017

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