|Title||Giraffes Can't Dance|
|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.
|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
|Title||It Came from Outer Space|
|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.
|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.
|Title||Little Donkey's Wish|
|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.
|Title||The Littlest Dinosaur|
|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.
|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.
|Illustrator|| Irene Hedlund |
|Publisher||Gareth 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.
|Title||Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores|
|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.
|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.
|Title||The Ugly Duckling|
|Author||Hans Christian Anderson|
|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.
|Title||Who Wants Arthur?|
|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.
|Title||And Tango Makes Three|
|Author||Justin 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.
|Title||Becky the Brave|
|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.
|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.
|Title||Dumpy La Rue|
|Illustrator|| Betsy Lewin|
|Publisher|| Henry Holt and Co., 2001|
A rhyming story about a pig whose passion for dancing becomes contagious.
|Publisher|| Houghton Mifflin, 1961|
"Harold, the rabbit, grows to be huge and has a difficult time finding a place to fit in."
|Title||My Nose, Your Nose|
|Publisher|| Houghton Mifflin, 2002|
Come and join in this celebration of all our unique, funny parts. And see how we're similar too!
|Title||A Pig is Moving In!|
|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.'
|Title||The Story of Ferdinand|
|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
|Title||Too Big to Dance|
|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,
|Title||Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen|
|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.
|Author||Sara Bonnett Stein|
|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."
|Title||All About My Brother|
|Author||Sarah Peralta Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph. D.|
|Illustrator||Sarah 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.
|Title||Emma's Yucky Brother|
|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.
|Title||A Fun Weekend|
|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.
|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.
|Title||In the Night Kitchen|
|Publisher|| Harper and Row, 1970|
Mickey is awakened in the night and has an adventure in the night kitchen with the bakers.
|Title||It's Simple, said Simon|
|Author||Mary 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.