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No Moon, No Milk book cover
Author:  Chris Babcock
Title:  No Moon, No Milk

A cow goes on strike unless she can go to the moon.
c1993 - HUMOROUS

 

The Paper Crane book cover
Author:  Molly Bang
Title:  The Paper Crane

A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances.
c1985 - SERIOUS

 

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow book cover
Author:  Susan Bartoletti
Title:  Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow

Suitable for older Oral Language participants, this book chronicles Hitler’s effects on the children of Germany.
c2005 - Serious solo

 

The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery book cover
Author:  Graeme Base
Title:  The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

Birthday mystery.
c1989 - VARIETY

 

Presenting Reader's Theater: Plays and Poems to Read Aloud book cover
Author:  Caroline Feller Bauer
Title:  Presenting Reader's Theater: Plays and Poems to Read Aloud

Children's plays.
c1987 - VARIETY

 

The Strange and Wonderful Tale of Robert McDoodle: The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Dog book cover
Author:  Steven Bauer
Title:  The Strange and Wonderful Tale of Robert McDoodle: The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Dog

Young Robert McDoodle thinks his parents plan to give him a shirt for his sixth birthday, so he decides to go to obedience school to learn how to be a dog.
c1999 - HUMOROUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

 
Author:  Byrd Baylor
Title:  Before You Came This Way

Cave drawings prompt questions about their prehistoric creators.
c1969 - SERIOUS

 

Desert Voices book cover
Author:  Byrd Baylor
Title:  Desert Voices

Desert inhabitants describe the beauty of their lives.
c1981 - SERIOUS

 

Everybody Needs a Rock book cover
Author:  Byrd Baylor
Title:  Everybody Needs a Rock

Discusses the qualities needed for a perfect rock for play or pleasure.
c1974 - SERIOUS

 

I'm in Charge of Celebrations book cover
Author:  Byrd Baylor
Title:  I’m in Charge of Celebrations

Desert dweller celebrates wilderness wonders.
c1986 - SERIOUS

 

The Table Where Rich People Sit book cover
Author:  Byrd Baylor
Title:  The Table Where Rich People Sit

Girl discovers what rich means.
c1994 - SERIOUS

 

Secret Spells and Curious Charms book cover
Author:  Monika Beisner
Title:  Secret Spells and Curious Charms

Charms and incantations.
c1985 - VARIOUS

 

Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective book cover
Author:  David Biederzycki
Title:  Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective

Aided by his friends, Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective sets out on the trail of kidnappers who snatched Queen Bee.  Fill with bug puns.
c2005 - Humorous solo

 

Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective book cover
Author:  Kate Bernheimer
Title:  The Girl who Wouldn't Brush her Hair

A little girl refuses to brush her hair, but when a team of mice takes up residence in her tangled locks, she faces a tough decision--to brush or not to brush.
c2013 - Humorous solo

 

Air Mail to the Moon book cover
Author:  Tom Birdseye
Title:  Air Mail to the Moon

Ora Mae looks for her stolen tooth and plans to send the thief "airmail to the moon."
c1988 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Tom Birdseye
Title:  A Song of Stars

An Asian legend, a love story which inspires the Festival of the Milky Way in China and the Weaving Loom Festival in Japan.
c1990 - SERIOUS

 

A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea book cover
Author:  Michael Ian Black
Title:  A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea

Most children think a pig parade would be a terrific idea, but this book provides plenty of reasons why that would be a terrible idea.
c2010 - Humorous solo or duo

 

Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies book cover
Author:  John Blassingame
Title:  Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies

Personal narratives of slavery.
c1977 - SERIOUS

 

Wolf! book cover
Author:  Becky Bloom
Title:  Wolf!

A wolf learns to read in order to impress a group of farmyard animals he has met.
c1999 - HUMOROUS

 

Planet Was book cover
Author:  Amy Boesky
Title:  Planet Was

The royal policy on Planet Was is never to change anything, until young Prince Heirre decides that change would be fun and takes matters into his own hands.
c1990 - VERSE CHOIR

 

 
Author:  Martha Bolton
Title:  Humorous Monologues

Collection of humorous monologues divided into categories.
c1989 - HUMOROUS

 

Never Ask a Bear book cover
Author:  Louise Bonnet-Rampersaud
Title:  Never Ask a Bear

Ten rules to consider before asking a rambunctious bear over to play.
c2009 - Humorous solo or duo, verse choir

 

 
Author:  Arna Bontemps
Title:  Great Slave Narratives

First person accounts.
c1969 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Arna Bontemps
Title:  Hold Fast to Dreams

Poetry; English and American.
c1969 - SERIOUS

 

Bootsie Barker Bites book cover
Author:  Barbara Bottner
Title:  Bootsie Barker Bites

Bootsie only wants to play games in which she bites until one day her friend comes up with a better game.
c1992 - VERSE CHOIR

 

 
Author:  James Cloyd Bowman
Title:  Mike Fink

Tall tale exploits of the legendary riverman.
c1957 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Ray Bradbury
Title:  Dandelion Wine: A Novel

An eventful summer in the life of a 12-year-old boy in a small Illinois town.
c1946 - SERIOUS

 

Armadillo Rodeo book cover
Author:  Jan Brett
Title:  Armadillo Rodeo

An armadillo mistakes a boot for another armadillo
c1995 - HUMOROUS

 

Caddie Woodlawn book cover
Author:  Carol Brink
Title:  Caddie Woodlawn

Adventures of an 11-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-19th century.
c1973 - SERIOUS

 

A Dark, Dark Tale book cover
Author:  Ruth Brown
Title:  A Dark, Dark Tale

Journeying through a dark house, a black cat provides a surprise.
c1981 - VERSE CHOIR

 

A Bear and His Boy book cover
Author:  Sean Bryan
Title:  A Bear and His Boy

A busy bear doesn’t know how to cope when he wakes up one morning to find a boy on his back.
c2007 - Humorous solo

 

Fanny's Dream book cover
Author:  Caralyn Buehner
Title:  Fanny's Dream

Farm girl dreams of marrying a prince, but when her fairy godmother does not arrive, she decides on a local farmer instead, and does not regret her decision.
c1996 - HUMOROUS

 

Would I Ever Lie to You book cover
Author:  Caralyn Buehner
Title:  Would I Ever Lie to You

A young boy is never sure if his cousin is teasing or telling the truth.
c2007 - Humorous solo, verse choir

 

A Day's Work book cover
Author:  Eve Bunting
Title:  A Day's Work

Francisco tries to help his non-English- speaking Grandpa find work.
c1994 - SERIOUS

 

Fly Away Home book cover
Author:  Eve Bunting
Title:  Fly Away Home

Homeless boy watches a trapped bird find freedom.
c1991 - SERIOUS

 

The Wall book cover
Author:  Eve Bunting
Title:  The Wall

Father and son visit the Vietnam War Memorial and find the name of the boy's grandfather.
c1990 - SERIOUS

 

Goal book cover
Author:  Robert Burleigh
Title:  Goal

Poetic text describes the movement and feel of the final moments of a tied soccer game. Barely three minutes of material.
c2001 - SERIOUS SOLO OR DUO

 

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf book cover
Author:  Leo Buscaglia
Title:  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

Freddie the Leaf finds out about life and death
c1982 - SERIOUS

 
   
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