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Arnold, Tedd. NO JUMPING ON THE BED (2012)

Walter lives near the top floor of a tall apartment building, where one night his habit of jumping on his bed leads to a tumultous fall through floor after floor, collecting occupants all the way down. (jPICTURE/ARN)
Aylesworth, Jim. TALE OF TRICKY FOX (2001)
Tricky Fox uses his sack to trick everyone he meets into giving him ever more valuable items. (jPICTURE/AYL)
Although her fearless brothers have learned to fly, a small white bird is afraid. (jPICTURE/BOS)
Brillhart, Julie. MOLLY RIDES THE SCHOOL BUS (2002)
Molly is worried about riding the school bus on her first day of kindergarten, but a friendly older girl helps her adjust. (jPICTURE/BRI)
Bryan, Sean. A BEAR AND HIS BOY (2007)
One morning, Mack the bear wakes up with Zack the boy on his back, but as Mack tries to complete a schedule that is "jam-packed," Zack suggests that he relax and take a second to smell the lilacs. (jPICTURE/BRY)
Cannon, Janell. STELLALUNA (1993)
After she falls into a bird’s nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother. (jPICTURE/CAN)
Dewdney, Anna. LLAMA, LLAMA RED PAJAMA (2005)
At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs. (jPICTURE/DEW)
Feiffer, Jules. BARK GEORGE (1999)
When George's mother tells him to bark, the puppy meows then quacks, oinks, and finally moos! (jPICTURE/FEI)
Finchler, Judy. MISS MALARKEY’S FIELD TRIP (2004)
Miss Malarkey takes her class on a field trip to the science museum, where they explore a dinosaur exhibit, watch a 3-D movie, and have many other adventures, both planned and unplanned. (jPICTURE/FIN)
Fleming, Candace. MUNCHA! MUNCHA! MUNCHA! (2001)
After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables. (jPICTURE/FLE)
Hall, Michael. PERFECT SQUARE (2011)
A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed but finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy. (jPICTURE/HAL)
Hamilton, Richard. LET’S TAKE OVER THE KINDERGARTEN (2007)
When their teacher gets stuck in the jungle gym, the kindergarten students decide to take over the classroom and do exactly what they want--at least for a while. (jPICTURE/HAM)
Hoberman, Mary. IT'S SIMPLE, SAID SIMON (2001)
After successfully meeting the challenges posed by a dog, a cat, and a horse, Simon meets a tiger that is much harder to satisfy, and that he must outwit before he become’s the tiger’s dinner. (jPICTURE/HOB)
Hurst, Carol. ROCKS IN HIS HEAD (2001)
A young man has a lifelong love of rock collecting that eventually leads him to work at a science museum. (jPICTURE/HUR)

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Johnston, Tony. MY BEST FRIEND BEAR (2001)

When a treasured teddy bear becomes so worn that it is mistaken for a monkey, a little girl and her mother decide to restore “Bear” to his “good old self.” (jPICTURE/JOH)
Kirk, Daniel. LIBRARY MOUSE (2010)
Sam’s home was in a little hole in the wall in the children’s reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. (jPICTURE/KIR)
Knudsen, Michelle. LIBRARY LION (2006) A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both
obey the rules and help his librarian friend. (jPICTURE/KNU)
Kroll, Virginia L. ON THE WAY TO KINDERGARTEN (2006)
A mother describes the increasing accomplishments of her five-year-old, from crying and sleeping, to riding a tricycle, then preparing for school. (jPICTURE/kRO)
Loomis, Christine. ACROSS AMERICA, I LOVE YOU (2000)
Describes the various landscapes of America from the Rocky Mountains and Alaska’s wild lands to the giant sequoias of California, relating the parent-child relationship to these natural settings. (jPICTURE/LOO)
Kurtz, Jane. WATER HOLE WAITING (2002)
A thirsty monkey waits as the larger animals drink from the water hole on the African savanna. (jPICTURE/KUR)
On her first day of school, Eliza fills her pocket with objects--buttons, a pebble, a napkin, and a piece of yarn--that remind her of her mother, whom she misses very much. (jPICTURE/MCG)
Pinfold, Levi. BLACK DOG (2012)
When a huge black dog appears outside the Hope family home, each member of the household sees it and hides. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the black dog, who might not be as frightening as everyone else thinks. (jPICTURE/PIN)
Poole, Amy Lowry. ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER (2000)
Retells the fable about a colony of industrious ants that busily prepares for the approaching winter while a grasshopper makes no plans for the cold weather to come. (jPICTURE/POO)
Redeker, Ken. DON"T SQUISH THE SASQUATCH! (2012)
Mr. Blobule provides an unusual remedy when Senor Sasquatch gets squished on a crowded bus. (jPICTURE/RED)
Rubin, Adam. DRAGONS LOVE TACOS (2012)
Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa. (jPICTURE/RUB)
Samuels, Barbara. ALOHA, DOLORES (2000)
Certain that they will win a trip to Hawaii, Dolores enters her cat Duncan in the Meow Munchies contest and makes many preparations for their trip. (jPICTURE/SAM)
Sierra, Judy. WILD ABOUT BOOKS (2004)
A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake. (jPICTURE/SIE)
Sis, Peter. MADLENKA'S DOG (2002)
Madlenka pines for a dog of her own. Her parents say no. Using her imagination, Madlenka and her friends on the block play together, remembering the dogs of their childhood. (jPICTURE/SIS)

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To celebrate one hundred days in Miss Bindergarten's kindergarten class, all her students bring one hundred of something to school, including a one hundred-year-old relative, one hundred candy hearts, and one hundred polka dots. (jPICTURE/SLA)
Smith, Lane. GRANDPA’S GREEN (2011)
A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden. (jPICTURE/SMI)
Wilson, Karma. BEAR WANTS MORE (2003)
Bear awakening from his winter sleep--and he's very hungry. He finds some roots to eat, but that's not enough. Bear wants more. With the help of his friends, Bear's hunger is satisfied in a most surprising way. (jPICTURE/WIL)
Amanda and her alligator have lots of fun together, but when Amanda's grandfather buys her a panda, Alligator must learn to make new friends. (jPICTURE/WIL)
Wright, Maureen. EARTH DAY, BIRTHDAY! (2012)
When Monkey proclaims that it is his birthday, all the other jungle animals protest, claiming instead that it is Earth Day and telling Monkey what he should do to honor this special day. (jPICTURE/WRI)
Explains how young dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day. (jPICTURE/YOL)
Characters discuss what they know about good manners and how they will have them someday, but for now they are “just kids.” (jPICTURE/ZIE)
Zion, Gene. HARRY THE DIRTY DOG (1984)
When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots. (jPICTURE/ZIO)

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