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  • Chrysanthemum

    by Kevin Henkes

    Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

  • City of Light. City of Dark

    by Avi

    Asterel races against time to locate a token which will prevent the Kurbs from freezing the city.

  • Clementine

    by Sara Pennypacker

    While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

    by Doreen Cronin

    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.

  • Commander Toad in Space

    by Jane Yolen

    The intrepid crew of the space ship "Star Warts" lands on a water-covered planet inhabited by Deep Wader, a horrible hungry monster.

  • Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons

    by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    Defines words such as cooperate, patient, proud, modest, respect, compassionate, and others with sentences about cookies.

  • Corduroy

    by Don Freeman

    A teddy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but, when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he has always wanted most of all.

  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead

    by Avi

    Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in 14th century England flees his village and meets a larger than life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

  • Curious George

    by H. A. Rey

    The adventures of a curious monkey.

  • Daddy All Day Long

    by Francesca Rusackas

    Owen, a little pig-child, tells Dad: "I love you more than chocolate milk." The duo spend the day in fun activities that inspire them to remind each other how much they care for one another.

  • Danny and the Dinosaur

    by Syd Hoff

    A dinosaur leaves the museum with a small boy, and they spend the day playing and exploring the town.

  • Daughters of Venice

    by Donna Jo Napoli

    Frustrated with the restrictions her gender imposes on her life, 14 year old Donata, disguises as a boy, sneaks out of her noble family's house to roam the streets of late 16th century Venice and then must confront the repercussions of her actions.

  • David Goes to School

    by David Shannon

    David’s activities in school include chewing bum, talking out of turn, and engaging in a food fight, causing his teacher to say over and over, “No, David!”

  • Dealing with Dragons

    by Patricia Wrede

    Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.

  • Detective Dinosaur

    by James Skofield

    Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl are challenged to solve three cases when a hat is missing, a shoe squeaks, and a loud clanging comes from a dark alley at night.

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