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A Christmas tapestry —Polacco, Patricia.

A tapestry that is being used to cover a hole in a church wall at Christmas brings together an elderly couple who were separated during World War II.

An orange for Frankie —Polacco, Patricia.

Frankie and his eight brothers and sisters learn lessons about giving, family, and tradition during a snowy Michigan Christmas long ago.

Thank you, Mr. Falker —Polacco, Patricia.

Overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning to read, Trisha is dismayed when all the letters and numbers in her books are jumbled up. Only Mr. Falker recognizes her problem and takes the time to lead her to ...

Sticks and stones —Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

When Patricia starts at a new school she quickly becomes fast friends with fellow outcasts Thom and Ravanne and together they find a way to silence the school bully and his toadies.

The junkyard wonders —Polacco, Patricia.

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders."

Uncle Vova's tree —Polacco, Patricia, author.

Grandparents, aunts and uncles, and children gather at a farm house to celebrate Christmas in the Russian tradition.

The blessing cup —Polacco, Patricia.

A single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together through generations of living in America, reminding them of the most important things in life.

The keeping quilt —Polacco, Patricia, author.

A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.

The bravest man in the world —Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

In 1912, orphaned Irish street musician Jonathan Harker accidentally stows away on the Titanic, where he is befriended by Wallace Hartley, called "the bravest man in the world" for playing violin with the band as the Tit...

Thunder cake —Polacco, Patricia.

Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.

Gifts of the heart —Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

Kay Lamity, Trisha and Richie's new housekeeper, shows them how special it is to give Christmas gifts that come from the heart.

Tucky Jo and Little Heart —Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

A fifteen-year-old soldier in World War II meets a sweet young girl in the Philippines who helps him remember what he is fighting for as he helps her and others of her village avoid starvation, and many years later she r...

The bee tree —Polacco, Patricia.

To teach his daughter the value of books, a father leads a growing crowd in search of the tree where the bees keep all their honey.

For the love of Autumn —Polacco, Patricia.

Miss Parks, a new teacher, is devastated when her cat, Autumn, disappears during a storm, but with the help of her students, she finds not only Autumn but also the man of her dreams.

An A from Miss Keller —Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

Trisha wants to write something that will please her demanding writing teacher, who is rumored to have never given a student an A.

Welcome Comfort —Polacco, Patricia.

Welcome Comfort, a lonely foster child, is assured by his friend the school custodian that there is a Santa Claus, but he does not discover the truth until one wondrous and surprising Christmas Eve.

Go ask Ozzie : a rotten Richie story —Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

When Patricia starts junior high, her awful older brother Richie makes her life miserable but after he teaches her to dance she sees that he is not so rotten after all.

The trees of the dancing goats —Polacco, Patricia.

During a scarlet fever epidemic one winter in Michigan, a Jewish family helps make Christmas special for their sick neighbors by making their own Hanukkah miracle. Based on a memory from the author's childhood.

Chicken Sunday —Polacco, Patricia

To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, three children sell decorated eggs to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.

Luba and the wren —Polacco, Patricia.

In this variation on the story of "The Fisherman and His Wife," a young Ukrainian girl must repeatedly return to the wren she has rescued to relay her parents' increasingly greedy demands.

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