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Ada Twist
by Andrea Beaty Details
Ada Twist is a very inquisitive girl who shows curiosity by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world just like a scientist.
Boats for Papa
by Jessixa Bagley Details
Buckley and his mother cope with the loss of their father/husband by sending small wooden boats, built by Buckley, off into the ocean.
Caps for Sale
by Esphyr Slobodkina Details
A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin Details
When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
Grasshopper and the Ants
by Jerry Pinkney Details
In this retelling of the classic Aesop fable, hardworking ants stock up for the winter while a fun-loving grasshopper plays all year long, until the cold weather arrives and he realizes his mistake in not planning ahead.
I Love My New Toy!
by Mo Willems Details
When Elephant accidentally breaks Piggie's new toy, they both experience intense feelings before coming to realize the importance of friendship.
Is That Wise, Pig?
by Jan Thomas Details
Mouse and Cow are making soup, but Pig keeps trying to add strange ingredients
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
by Peter Brown Details
Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.
Old Mikamba Had a Farm
by Rachel Isadora Details
The inhabitants of Old Makimba's farm in Africa, including a baboon, an elephant, and a lion, are described, verse by verse. Includes facts about African animals.
Olivia and the Missing Toy
by Ian Falconer Details
When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia the feisty pig is determined to find out who is responsible.
The Gruffalo
by Julia Donaldson Details
A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.
The Napping House
by Audrey Wood Details
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.
The Turnip
by Jan Brett Details
Badger Girl is delighted to find the biggest turnip she has ever seen growing in her vegetable garden, but when the time comes to harvest the giant root, she is unable to pull it up without help from family and friends.
Updated 12/02/2016

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