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.

From Kalamazoo to Timbuktu!

Harriet Ziefert
Ej Zi

When Mike and Millie get bored and decide to travel from Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Timbuktoo, they must continuously change modes of transportation as their bicycle breaks down, a canoe tips over, and the whale gets tired out.

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.

The pout-pout fish

Deborah Diesen
Ej Die

The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.

Some things Change

Mary Murphy
Ej Mu

A little penguin finds that everything, from weather to water to feelings, can often change.


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.