Things change and we can’t always anticipate how. That’s when a little flexibility comes in handy—adapting to and making the best of the situation.

Chester’s Way

Kevin Henkes
Ej He

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.

Everything is different at Nonna’s House

Caron Lee Cohen
Ej Co

A young boy describes the differences between his home in the city and life on his grandparents' farm and learns that no matter where he is their love for him is always the same.


Anna Walker
Ej Wal

When Mae's family moves from the country to the city, she is sad to leave behind her beloved backyard garden but before long, she finds a way to start a new garden.

Joseph had a little overcoat

Simms Taback
398.2 So

A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.

Little Tree

Loren Long
Ej Lon

Little Tree is very happy in the forest, where he is surrounded by other little trees and his leaves keep him cool in the heat of summer, but when autumn comes and the other trees drop their leaves, Little Tree cannot be persuaded to let his go, even after they wither and turn brown.

Mr. Tanen's ties

Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Ej Co

Mr. Tanen loves his ties, but when his school runs out of money to build a new playground, he decides to sell his ties in order to raise the needed money.


Janell Cannon
Ej Ca

After she falls headfirst into a bird’s nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

Yard Sale

Eve Bunting
Ej Bun

Callie and her family are moving from their house to an apartment, so they're having a yard sale. It can be hard to let things go, but in the end, it's who you have - not what you have - that counts.

You and Me and Home Sweet Home

George Ella Lyon
Ej Lyo

Third-grader Sharonda and her mother help volunteers from their church to build the house that will be their very own.