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You Are Special, Little One

Each child should still think he is special, despite being one among billions.
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Each of twelve animal parents (one human) say why they love their offspring, "forever and always".

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71

Twist and Ernest

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A vain show horse slowly accepts the friendly overtures of a donkey named Ernest, giving him the justice he deserves

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79

Ernest and the BIG Itch

Earnest and the BIG Itch leads to an accident that must be corrected.
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When Ernest the donkey scratches his back against the pole of a birdhouse, the resident bluebirds guide him to a tree trunk, ending the violent shaking of their home and earning his appreciation.

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86

One Small Blue Bead

There is a value in seeing the World through others' eyes.
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A boy in a primitive tribe assumes an old man's chores, so the elder can leave to see if other men live in the world —both discover human benevolence.

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The Cat in the Hat

"The Cat in the Hat" is a fun read that goes nowhere.
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With parents absent on a rainy day, two bored children suddenly find their home invaded by a human size cat that proceeds to show 'tricks' that make a mess —all told in Seuss rhyme.

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80

Bridge To Terabithia

Bridge To Terabithia tells of a young boy's wonderful maturing.
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As they wrestle with grade school social conflicts and share a fantasy land, ten year old Jess learns from Leslie's bright character and values, until tragedy teaches him to adopt and live by those values.

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96

Dar and the Spear-Thrower

Cave Boy matures & learns mutual trade to mutual benefit.
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A 13 year old Cro-Magnon boy learns that genuine manhood is not found through initiation rites, but through his heroic quest to acquire a spear-thrower.

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67

What’s Your Story?

Great children's books pay close attention to moral conflict and theme.
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Bauer explains how sensible planning –with detailed discussion on the development of character, plot, perspective, dialogue, and figurative language– is essential in preparing and revising a work of fiction.

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83

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon shows that life is about taking control of one's environment.
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Harold's world is a blank slate through which he learns to draw his own experiences, with a purple crayon.

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28

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

children's book - cover image - If You Give a Moose a Muffin - Numeroff
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A boy offers a moose a muffin, which prompts demands for jam, that more muffins be made, etc. forming a chain of rationalistic steps that ends with the moose being thirsty and asking for jam and a muffin.

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