in the Dark, by Miki Kocic. Ten-year-old Joyce must be
left home alone during the great Eastern Seaboard Blackout. How
could a level-headed girl like her possibly get into trouble? With
some help from her friends. Contains humour elements suitable for
ages 10 and up.
David Reale (illustrated by David Reale). Unable to
find something to amuse himself on a rainy day, Johnathon tries
a variety of things before he discovers a solution.
Meow...Meow..., by John Rickey. This
fun-loving story captures a child's fear of the dark. A
brave hero is scared of a mysterious sound he hears in the
darkness. The scary sound repeats throughout the story,
accompanied with mounting tension, as the brave hero attempts to
defend himself against this ominous aggressor.
by A. J. Russo and Myra Derbyshire. Myra stands holding
her father's hand as they watch their apartment building burn.
Her father was only able to save his briefcase. Myra saved her
pet turtle, Aerobella, who watches the fire with them. The fire
is the impetus for her father to tell Myra that it's time to let
Captures a Star,
by Tara Panrucker (illustrated by Tara Panrucker). A
little girl, envious of her best friend and brother's new toys,
makes a wish for something new for herself. When her wish does
not come true, she is heartbroken but doesn't give up. When her
mother helps her make her wish come true, she is so happy that
she feels she must share her good fortune with her best friend.
James R. Novak (illustrated by Catherine L. Wittlinger).
Imagination and dreams are an important part of each child's
life. When these elements are combined with colorful
illustrations as visual aids, this story becomes a wonderful
vehicle for little ones to exercise these qualities.
Red Umbrella, by Margaret R. McDonald (illustrated by ETS
Designs). Mike and his grandfather have always been
close, sharing many precious moments. It's Mike's 6th birthday
and he longs for it to rain so he can play with his newest
Nurse in the Purse, by Geri Ahearn (illustrations by Raine
Szramski). Molly's been given a purse for her 5th birthday,
and it has a nurse living inside of it. Ages 5 and up.
by Denise and Gregory Michel. Danny the Dandelion lives
in Kai's front yard. The two develop a strong friendship as each
learns that being different isn't bad, it's just different.
Treasure, by Judy Miller (illustrated by Anya Lobsanova).
Matthew finds a treasure for a job well done.
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