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  • The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

    by Jean DeBrunhoff

    This first in a series of Babar stories, describes how he lost his mother, lived among men, and was crowned King of Elephants.

  • The Story of Ferdinand

    by Munro Leaf

    The story of a bull that would rather sit quietly under a tree than fight.

  • The Stray Dog

    by Marc Simont

    A family befriends a stray dog, name him Willy, and decide to keep him.

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    by Beatrix Potter

    Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.

  • The Tale of Two Mice

    by Ruth Brown

    Bo is fearless; Billy seems afraid of everything!  This is a tale of brotherly adventure and bravery.

  • The True Meaning of Smekday

    by Adam Rex

    Twelve-year-old Gratuity "Tip" Tucci is left to fend for herself after Earth is colonized by aliens and her mother is abducted, and must try to stop another alien invasion with only the help of a cat named Pig and an alien named J. Lo.

  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf

    by John Scieszka

    The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

  • The Twits

    by Roald Dahl

    The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.

  • The Wanderer

    by Sharon Creech

    Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.

  • The Way a Door Closes

    by Hope Smith

    A collection of poems about a thirteen-year-old boy whose father abandoned him and his family.

  • The Wolf’s Chicken Stew

    by Keiko Kasza

    A hungry wolf's attempts to fatten a chicken for his stewpot have unexpected results.

  • The World According to Humphrey

    by Betty G. Birney

    Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.

  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    by Simms Taback

    Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940s with illustrations on die cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.

  • Thief Lord

    by Cornelia Funke

    Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with, and protection from, Venice's "Thief Lord."

  • Thieves of Ostia

    by Caroline Lawrence

    In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog    and why.

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