The Adventures of Suther Joshua From Planet Yethican, by Jacqueline Williams-Hines (2009)
Sometimes Joshua gets caught up in an autistic world all his own and others find it hard to communicate. But oh what wonderful things he imagines in his mind. See what adventures Joshua has today, and learn a little more about autism at the same time.
Always in Trouble, by Corinne Demas (2009)
Even after attending obedience school, Emma's dog Toby misbehaves until she takes him back to become a "specially trained dog."
Busing Brewster, by Richard Michelson (2011)
Bused across town to a school in a white neighborhood of Boston in 1974, a young African American boy named Brewster describes his first day in first grade. Includes historical notes on the court-ordered busing.
Christmas in the Time of Billy Lee, by Jerdine Nolan with illustrations by Barry Moser (2010)
When Ellie makes three wishes and begins to believe in the magic of Christmas, all kinds of miracles occur, from broken tree lights twinkling again, to angel shapes appearing in snow, to the biggest of all: a baby brother arriving soon. It all happened in the time of Billy Lee.
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, by Jane Yolen (2011)
Two rambunctious monsters creep, gurgle, crawl, and tumble before falling asleep.
The Day Tiger Rose Said Good-Bye, by Jane Yolen (2011)
A cat whose kitten days are far behind her says goodbye to her human family, and the animals and places that have made her life special, before leaving this life behind.
Joe and Sparky, Superstars!, by Jamie Michalak (2011)
When Joe the giraffe and his friend Sparky, a turtle, see a television talent show, Joe tries to find Sparky's talent so that they can compete.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer: The Poop Picnic, by Jamie Michalak (2011)
When her best friends and her parents are going away for the summer, Judy worries that it will be the worst summer ever spent with little brother Stink and Aunt Opal.
Little Red's Neighborhood, by Barbara Spear (2011)
Little Red is a well-trained pup. She knows the value of good friends and can't wait to learn new tricks with her friend the Wolfhound. But she hears some hurtful gossip about Wolf. When she gets a little help from Digsly, the Hairy Dogfather, she learns valuable lessons about how to deal with such negative talk.
Maia of Thebes: 1463 B.C., by Ann Turner (2005)
A young Egyptian girl, whose brother secretly taught her to read and write, accuses her uncle of stealing grain from the temple and must run away from Thebes to survive.
The Milky Way Metro, by B.D. Bossidy. (2011)
Michael Ruggles is excited to discover an Intragalactic Metro Station run by his next door neighbors, the Lemurs. But there's trouble on the Milky Way Metro. Ride along with Mike and Mrs. Lemur in the space shuttle Solis as they try to figure out what's wrong. Join the station's engineer as he ponders what to do about Mr. Lemur's uncertain future. And who is BuBaBeggles anyway? Enjoy the story. Then turn to the last chapter for some Hare Brained Science. Ages 9-12.
The Somebody Book, by Price Van Ray (2003-2005)
A wonderful tale that encompasses loneliness, self-esteem, and friendship and carries the strong message that "You are somebody."
There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve, by Pam Munoz Ryan with illustrations by Dennis Nolan (2005)
Describes how the weather was on the first Christmas many years ago. Ages 3-6.
Valentine Surprise, by Corinne Demas (2008)
A little girl tries to create the perfect heart-shaped valentine for her mother on Valentine's Day."
Zippy the Computer Cat, by Deana V. Rigazio (2010)
Zippy tells of the adventures and mischievous behavior of a real life eleven-year-old orange cat during a typical day. Zippy, who thinks he is a dog at times, is the ambassador of the neighborhood, greeting everyone who travels by his house.
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