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  • Mrs. Katz and Tush

    by Patricia Polacco

    In this special Passover story, a young African American boy and an elderly Jewish woman develop a deep friendship through their mutual concern for an abandoned cat.

  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale

    by John Steptoe

    Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

  • Murder for Her Majesty

    by Beth Hilgarter

    Horrified at having witnessed her father's murder and fearing that the killers are agents of Queen Elizabeth I, eleven-year-old Alice Tuckfield hides in the Yorkshire cathedral by disguising herself as one of the choirboys.

  • My Father’s Dragon

    by Ruth Gannett

    A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

  • My Friend is Sad

    by Mo Willems

    When Gerald the Elephant is sad, Piggie is determined to cheer him up, but finds after many tries that it only takes the simplest thing to change Gerald's mood.

  • My Friend Rabbit

    by Eric Rohmann

    Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.

  • My Great Aunt Arizona

    by Gloria Houston

    An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of schoolchildren.

  • My Side of the Mountain

    by Jean Craighead George

    Young Sam Gribley leaves New York City and spends a year living by himself in a remote area of the Catskill Mountains.

  • My Travelin’ Eye

    by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

    Jenny Sue loves that her "travelin' eye" lets her see the world in a special way, and so she is not happy when her teacher suggests that her parents take her to an opthamologist to fix the lazy eye.

  • Mysteries of Harris Burdick

    by Chris Van Allsburg

    Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story.

  • Mystery of the Pirates Ghost

    by Geoffrey Hayes

    Otto and his Uncle Tooth track down the pirate ghost terrorizing Boogle Bay.

  • Nate the Great

    by Marjorie Weinman

    Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

  • Newt

    by Matt Novak

    In three stories, Newt, a small salamander, befriends a mouse, defines a bug,

  • No, David!

    by David Shannon

    A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

  • Notes from a Liar and Her Dog

    by Gennifer Choldenko

    Eleven-year-old Ant, stuck in a family that she does not like, copes by pretending that her real parents are coming to rescue her, by loving her dog Pistachio, by volunteering at the zoo and by telling lies.

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