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  • Dim Sum for Everyone

    by Grace Lin

    A child describes the various little dishes of dim sum that she and her family enjoy on a visit to a restaurant in Chinatown.

  • Dirt on Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women Who Won the World Championship

    by Doreen Rappaport

    Margaret experiences the excitement of watching the 1946 championship game of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League as it goes into extra innings.

  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

    by Mo Willems

    A pigeon that longs to drive a bus sees a chance to make its dream come true when the bus driver takes a short break.

  • Dragon’s Fat Cat

    by Dav Pilkey

    Dragon finds a fat cat in the snow outside his house, brings it inside, and soon has a family.

  • Duck on a Bike

    by David Shannon

    A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.

  • Ducks Don’t Wear Socks

    by John Nedwidek

    Emily, a serious girl, meets a duck who helps her see the more humorous side of life.

  • Earthborn

    by Sylvia Waugh

    Upon suddenly learning that her parents are researchers from another planet and they must leave in seven days or risk discovery, twelve-year-old Nesta decides to stay in their York, England home, whether or not her parents go.

  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon

    by Mercer Mayer

    The Moon, Father Forest, Great Fish of the Sea, and North Wind help a maiden rescue her true love from a troll princess in a faraway kingdom.

  • Ella Enchanted

    by Gail Carson Levine

    In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

  • Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

    by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

    Despite the advice of others in her family, Ella Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing. (Caldecott Honor Book)

  • Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel

    by Ruth Barshaw

    Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle.

  • Ellington Was not a Street

    by Ntozake Shange

    A young girl talks about the many  famous Civil Rights activists who came to her house when she was young.

  • Emily’s Art

    by Peter Catalanotto

    Emily paints four pictures and enters one in the first-grade art contest, but the judge interprets Emily’s entry as a rabbit instead of a dog.

  • Emma’s Winter Magic

    by Jean Little

    With the help of her new friend who has magic boots just like her own, Emma overcomes her shyness and no longer hates reading out loud in school.

  • Encounter

    by Jane Yolen

    A Taino Indian boy on the island of San Salvador recounts the landing of Columbus and his men in 1492.