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Family Read-Alouds
Books for reading aloud that all ages, even preschoolers, can enjoy.
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Cover Art: Gloria's Way Cameron, Ann
Gloria's Way
Gloria shares special times with her mother and father and with her friends Julian, Huey, and Latisha. 2000
  Cover Art: Stories at the Door Andrews, Jan.
Stories at the Door
Six silly stories to tickle your funnybone!
  Cover Art: Mr. Popper's Penguins Atwater, Richard
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
  Cover Art: Jenny Goes to Sea Averill, Esther Holden
Jenny Goes to Sea
The little black cat named Jenny, along with her brothers and their owner Captain Tinker, sails around the world on a ship called the Sea Queen.
  Cover Art: The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant) Avi
The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant)
Avon the snail and Edward, a take-charge ant, set off together on a journey to an undetermined destination in search of unspecified adventures.
  Cover Art: Hound and Hare Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Hound and Hare
Harley Hare and Hugo Hound are classmates, but they never talk to each other because their families can't stand one another. At a race event Harley and Hugo find themselves running neck and neck. Then a thunderstorm stops the race and results in them both becoming heroes.
  Cover Art: Gloria's Way Cameron, Ann
Gloria's Way
Gloria shares special times with her mother and father and with her friends Julian, Huey, and Latisha.
  Cover Art: Spunky Tells All Cameron, Ann
Spunky Tells All
Called a troublemaker by his human family, a reflective dog defends himself and then relates the family's adoption of an aristocratic but incompetent cat, who gives him a life purpose and and new way of looking at his world.
  Cover Art: Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit Carris, Joan Davenport
Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit
The family animals at the Bed and Biscuit begin to feel slighted when Dr. Bender returns from a fire with something that occupies the time usually reserved for them.
  Cover Art: Minnie & Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World Cazet, Denys
Minnie & Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World
Two cows try to save their farm by creating seven wonders and asking the other animals for donations to see them, but there is a wondrous and frightening creature in the woods that could foil the plan.
  Cover Art: Ralph S. Mouse Cleary, Beverly
Ralph S. Mouse
Presents the further adventures of a motorcycle-riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys.
  Cover Art: Ramona the Pest Cleary, Beverly
Ramona the Pest
Ramona works hard at being noticed in kindergarten.
  Cover Art: Two Times the Fun Cleary, Beverly
Two Times the Fun
Jimmy and Janet, four-year-old twins, share the adventures of digging a hole to China, finding a worthy recipient for their dog biscuits, shopping for new shoes, and getting real beds to replace their cribs.
  Cover Art: A Nest for Celeste: a Story About Art Inspiration and the Meaning of Home Cole, Henry
A Nest for Celeste: a Story About Art Inspiration and the Meaning of Home
Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.
  Cover Art: Mercy Watson to the Rescue DiCamillo, Kate
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.
  Cover Art: Thimble Summer Enright, Elizabeth
Thimble Summer
Recounts the events of a nine-year-old farm girl in Wisconsin during a summer when a drought ends, her family adopts an orphan boy, a barn is built, and her pig wins a blue ribbon at the county fair.
  Cover Art: Elmer and the Dragon; Illus. By Ruth Chrisman Gannett. Gannett, Ruth Stiles
Elmer and the Dragon; Illus. By Ruth Chrisman Gannett.
On their way home, Elmer and a flying dragon land on an unusual island and help some canaries uncover a buried treasure.
  Cover Art: Number One Kid Giff, Patricia Reilly
Number One Kid
When Mitchell's father gets a new job and his family moves, he and his sister go to a new school where they must make new friends and adjust to new routines.
  Cover Art: The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail Hazen, Lynn E.
The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail
Hoping to become a famous artist one day, Seymour Snail takes a job in a New York City art gallery, where everyone is buzzing about a "magnificent mystery artist."
  Cover Art: The Last Polar Bears Horse, Harry
The Last Polar Bears
A child receives letters from Grandfather, who has gone on an expedition with his little dog Roo, to find the last polar bears at the North Pole.
  Cover Art: Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-- Detectives Extraordinaire Horvath, Polly.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-- Detectives Extraordinaire
Middle-schooler Madeline's hippy parents have been kidnapped from Hornby Island, Canada, by foxes and Madeline, upon discovering that she can understand animal languages, hires two rabbit detectives to find them.
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