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Homesick : My Own Story

Great children's books present difficulty in life with a sense of sucess.
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Jean's tells of her life in China as a ten year old "foreign devil", homesick for values she believes lie in the America she has never seen.

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70

No Jumping On The Bed

Great children's books encourage planning for consequences.
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Ignoring his father, Walter's bouncing causes him and his bed to fall through many floors –until he wakes up and hears Delbert bouncing above him!

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66

How the Cat Swallowed Thunder

The best kids books show cause and effect.
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This could be a Rudyard Kipling "Just So" story titled, How the Cat Got its Purr.

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66

Owls in the Family

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Billy copes with the amusing problems and boyish adventures of having two owls as uncaged pets.

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63

Love You Forever

Some children's books are more for the grown ups, than the kids.
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The love a mother shows her son becomes rather odd as he matures, but her love is both returned and 'passed on' to her grandchildren.

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62

A Pig’s Book of Manners

Cover Image Pigs Book of Manner suggests manners are for pleasing others.
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Crass Johnny Squelchnose is slow to grasp why a polite and helpful PIG is invited to parties, and he is not.

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59

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking pursues happiness through nonsense, not success.
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Pippi uses her imagination in every situation to draw out every happy or fun aspect possible.

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58

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl is a children's book that tells children life is bad, give up.
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A poor impoverished child sells matches all day on a freezing New Year's Eve but, overcome by cold, we are told of her last visions and of her journey to Heaven.

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50

I Have to Go

Cover of "I Have to Go" - a comedic children's book based urinary indecision.
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Andrew learns the trouble it causes when he falsely communicates a need to pee, then wets himself.

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48

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

cover image / children's book / Whangdoodles
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Imagination, unhampered by reason, is supposedly all that's required to reach wonderful lands and 'Whangdoodles' of all sorts.

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