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TitleGiraffes Can't Dance
AuthorGiles Andreae
Illustrator Guy Parker-Rees
Publisher Orchard Books, 1999
Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music.
TitleHey, Al
AuthorArthur Yorinks
Illustrator Richard Egielski
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986
Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side and are very bored with their lives. Magically transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, they are soon living a life of ease and comfort but after a while they realize there is no place like home. Caldecott Award Winner, 1987
TitleIt Came from Outer Space
AuthorTony Bradman,
Illustrator Carol Wright 
Publisher Dial Books, 1992
A visitor from outer space visits an elementary school class and brings an important message about physical beauty.
TitleKathy's Hats
AuthorTrudy Krishner
Illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company, 1992
Kathy learns to face her cancer and the resulting loss of hair with courage and humor.
TitleLittle Donkey's Wish
AuthorUdo Weigelt
Illustrator Pirkko Vainio
Publisher North-South Books, 2005
Josie, the youngest and smallest donkey is so little that sometimes the other teased her and said that she might not even be a real donkey, but Santa picks her over all the other donkeys to be a replacement for an ill reindeer.
TitleThe Littlest Dinosaur
AuthorMichael Foreman
IllustratorMichael Foreman
Publisher Walker & Company, 2008
The littlest dinosaur thinks he is too small to do much of anything until his family and neighbors are in trouble and need his help.
TitleMiss Alaineus
AuthorDebra Frasier
Publisher Harcourt, 2000
When Sage's spelling and definition of a word reveal her misunderstanding of it to her classmates, she is at first embarrassed, but then uses her mistake as inspiration for the vocabulary parade.
TitleMiserable Marabou
AuthorFranz Berliner
Illustrator Irene Hedlund 
PublisherGareth Stevens Children's Books, 1989
Marabou, the stork, is despondent because he sees nothing good about himself until a sparrow gives him incentive to change his life.
TitleHorace and Morris but Mostly Dolores
AuthorJames Howe
Illustrator Amy Walrod
Publisher Atheneum, 1999
Three mice friends learn that the best clubs include everyone. The mouse friends learn to do what they like, rather than what others say they should like.
TitlePrincess Pig
AuthorEileen Spinelli
Illustrator Tim Bowers
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
A parade princess's sash gets caught up in a gust of wind and lands on a sleeping little pig. Suddenly, Pig's dreams have come true! She is now Princess Pig. She will wear only princessy things, eat only what princesses eat, and do only what a princess does. Everything will be perfect and wonderful now that she is truly special and not just a regular pig. Won't it? All hail Princess Pig--and every regular little girl who knows what really makes her special.
TitleThe Ugly Duckling
AuthorHans Christian Anderson
IllustratorJerry Pinkney
Publisher Scholastic, 1999
  A baby swan ends up being hatched in a duck's nest. He is teased, bullied and called ugly by all the other ducks. He spends a miserable year by himself and then finds out the next spring that he has grown into a beautiful adult swan.
TitleWho Wants Arthur?
AuthorAmanda Graham
Illustrator Donna Gynell
Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1987
Arthur, a dog in a pet store waiting to be adopted, takes on the identities of other animals he thinks might be more appealing, until discovering that he can be a success as himself.
TitleAnd Tango Makes Three
AuthorJustin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Illustrator Henry Cole
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
TitleBecky the Brave
AuthorLaurie Lears
Illustrator Gail Piazza
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company, 2002
Nothing seems to scare Sarah's big sister Becky, until having an epileptic seizure makes her reluctant to return to school, and so Sarah summons her own courage to explain the disease to the other students.
TitleChester's Way
AuthorKevin Henkes
IllustratorKevin Henkes
Publisher Greenwillow Books, 1988
Chester and Wilson share the same exact way of doing things, until Lilly moves into the neighborhood and shows them that new ways can be just as good.
TitleDumpy La Rue
AuthorElizabeth Winthrop
Illustrator Betsy Lewin
Publisher Henry Holt and Co., 2001
A rhyming story about a pig whose passion for dancing becomes contagious.
TitleHuge Harold
AuthorBill Peet
IllustratorBill Pett
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1961
 "Harold, the rabbit, grows to be huge and has a difficult time finding a place to fit in."
TitleMy Nose, Your Nose
AuthorMelanie Walsh
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 2002
Come and join in this celebration of all our unique, funny parts. And see how we're similar too!
TitleA Pig is Moving In!
AuthorClaudia Fries
IllustratorClaudia Fries
Publisher Orchard Books, 2000
Someone new is moving into the apartment building. 'It's ....a pig!' gasps Henrietta Hen. 'Everyone knows that pigs are messy and dirty and sloppy.'
TitleThe Story of Ferdinand
AuthorMunro Leaf
Illustrator Robert Lawson
Publisher Viking, 1936
In Spain lives a big and strong bull whose name is Ferdinand. Unlike the other young bulls, Ferdinand does not like to fight. He would rather sit in the shade of his favorite cork tree and smell the flowers. And he does just that, until the day when a bum
TitleToo Big to Dance
AuthorDoug Anderson
IllustratorSara Anderson
Publisher Handprint Books, 2004
Eloise, the gentle zebra, was just a bit too big to join in the manning down at the juke joint. That's the same juke joint where Corndog Willie and his Slackjaws were playing up a storm. Of course, it will be up to gracious Cecil, the alligator, and Woo,
TitleUncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
AuthorDyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
IllustratorDyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
Publisher Marrow Junior Books, 1991
A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the hungry.
TitleAbout Handicaps
AuthorSara Bonnett Stein
IllustratorDick Frank
Publisher Walker and Company, 1974
Discusses in a story for children and in smaller print for parents how to help their children not to be frightened or cruel to other disabled children."
TitleAll About My Brother
AuthorSarah Peralta     Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph. D.
IllustratorSarah Peralta     Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph. D.
Publisher Autism Asperger Publishing Co.,  2002
A young author tell all about her brother who has autism.
TitleEmma's Yucky Brother
AuthorJean Little
Illustrator Jennifer Plecas
Publisher HarperCollins, 2001
Emma finds out how hard it is to be a big sister when her family adopts a four-year-old boy named Max.
TitleA Fun Weekend
AuthorFranz Brandenberg,
Illustrator Alexa Brandenberg
Publisher  Greenwillow Books, 1991
The bear family starts out for a night at a lodge but make so many stops they don't get there in time.
TitleHuge Harold
AuthorBill Peet
IllustratorBill Peet
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1961
Harold, the rabbit, grew to be huge. He has some adventures and misfortunes along the way but ends up with a kind farmer and a good life. Told in rhyming phrases.
TitleIn the Night Kitchen
AuthorMaurice Sendak
IllustratorMaurice Sendak
Publisher Harper and Row, 1970
Mickey is awakened in the night and has an adventure in the night kitchen with the bakers.
TitleIt's Simple, said Simon
AuthorMary Ann Hoberman
Illustrator Meilo So
Publisher Alfred A Knopf, 2001
After successfully meeting the challenges posed by a dog , cat, and horse, Simon meets a tiger that is much harder to satisfy and that he must outwit before he becomes the tiger's dinner.
TitleJack and the Giant: A Story Full of Beans
AuthorJim Harris
IllustratorJim Harris
Publisher South Sea International Press Ltd., 1997
Jack and the Beanstalk turned Western.
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