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The Magic Bicycle by Berlie Doherty: A boy finds that he cannot ride his new bicycle during the day, only in his dreams at night, until one day he finally discovers the magic he needs to ride it in real life.
The Girl who Loved Caterpillars adapted by Jean Merrill: In this retelling of an anonymous twelfth-century Japanese story, the young woman Izumi resists social and family pressures as she befriends caterpillars and other socially unacceptable creatures.
Grandaddy's Place by Helen V. Griffith: At first Janetta does not like Grandaddy, his farm, or his animals--but they like her, and as she gets used to them, she likes them too.
I Wish Daddy Didn't Drink So Much by Judith Vigna: After a disappointing Christmas, Lisa learns ways to deal with her father's alcoholism with the help of her mother and an older friend.
Loudmouth George and the Big Race by Nancy Carlson: George brags, procrastinates, and offers excuses instead of training for the big race--much to his later embarrassment.
Goblins in Green by Nicholas Heller: A succession of goblins, from Annabelle in an amber blouse to Zelda in a zebra anorak, presents the letters of the alphabet.
The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer: A young boy finds a salamander and thinks of the many things he can do to make a perfect home for it.
Daddy Is a Monster...Sometimes by John Steptoe Bweela and Javaka relate the incidents that make Daddy a monster in their eyes.
Bunny Rabbit Rebus by David A. Adler: After hungry Little Rabbit eats all the food in the house, Mother Rabbit trades favors to friends for lettuce and carrots.