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  • Abiyoyo

    by Pete Seeger

    A South African song/story that tells about a town terrorized by a giant, and their efforts to stop him from destroying their homes.

  • Abuela

    by Arthur Dorros

    While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.

  • Akiko on the Planet Smoo

    by Mark Crilley

    Ten year old Akiko has an unexpected adventure when she is whisked away to a distant planet and put in charge of the rescue mission that must search for the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit.

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    by Judith Viorst

    Recounts the events of a day when everything goes wrong for Alexander.

  • All About Sam

    by Lois Lowry

    The adventures of Sam, Anastasia Krupnik's younger brother, from his first day as a newborn through his mischievous times as a toddler.

  • Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

    by Lenore Look

    A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

  • Am I Beautiful?

    by Else Holmelund Minarik

    During his walk, a young hippo encounters other animal parents telling their wee ones how beautiful they are.  The hippo does his best to imitate each group of offspring in turn, asking if he, too, is beautiful. Of course no one can answer the question--until his own mother assures him that he is "the most beautiful of all, since you are mine!"

  • Amanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver

    by Jean Van Leeuwen

    Five stories about telling secrets, playing alone, and other activities in the lives of Oliver and Amanda who are sometimes known as Mighty Pig and Amazing Baby Pig.

  • Amazing Grace

    by Mary Hoffman

    Grace loves to act out stories.  When her school decides to do APeter Pan,@ Grace longs to play Peter, but classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he wasn=t black.  But her mum says she can do anything if she puts her mind to it.

  • Amelia Bedelia

    by Peggy Parish

    A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

  • Amelia Notebooks

    by Marissa Moss

    Amelia draws on her artistic talent to earn money for something special that she really wants.

  • Among the Hidden

    by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his 12 years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

  • Anansi and the Moss covered Rock

    by Eric A. Kimmel

    Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.

  • And Tango Makes Three

    by Justin Richardson

    At New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penquins take turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

  • Angel Baby

    by Pat Cummings

    Amanda Lynne's baby brother is hardly an "angel." This is a humorous tale of a less-than-saintly younger sibling.

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