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The Night I Followed the Dog book cover
Author:  Nina Laden
Title:  The Night I Followed the Dog

A boy follows his dog one night to see exactly what dogs do at night when they’re on their own.
c1994 - VERSE CHOIR, HUMOROUS SOLO or DUO

 

The Great Mosquito, Bull, and Coffin Caper book cover
Author:  Nancy Lamb
Title:  The Great Mosquito, Bull, and Coffin Caper

One boy is moving and he and his best friend endeavor to create indelible memories.
c1992 - HUMOROUS, SERIOUS

 

The Prog Frince: A Mixed Up Tale book cover
Author:  C. Drew Lamm
Title:  The Prog Frince: A Mixed Up Tale

An amusing mixed up version of the Frog Prince. Needs a skilled editor for Oral Language use.
c1999 - VERSE CHOIR, HUMOROUS SOLO or DUO

 

 
Author:  Carolyn Lane
Title:  Voices of Greenwillow Pond

Young frog Freddie is in disgrace because he can't make a proper frog noise.
c1972 - HUMOROUS

 

A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple book cover
Author:  Kathryn Lasky
Title:  A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple

Diary of a fictional girl.
c1996 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Jacob Lawrence
Title:  Harriet and the Promised Land

Brief biography in verse about Harriet Tubman and her dedicated efforts to lead her fellow slaves to freedom.
c1968 - SERIOUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

Story of Ferdinand book cover
Author:  Munro Leaf
Title:  Story of Ferdinand

A humorous account of a young Spanish bull's astonishing behavior.
c1936 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Edward Lear
Title:  Complete Nonsense Book

Complete nonsense verses and jokes.
c19l2 - HUMOROUS, DUO

 

 
Author:  Seymour Leichman
Title:  The Wicked Wizard and the Wicked Witch

A verse tale in which a wizard and a witch compete to see which one is the more wicked.
c1972 - VERSE CHOIR

 

Tackylocks and the Three Bears book cover
Author:  Helen Lester
Title:  Tackylocks and the Three Bears

When Tacky and his penguin pals team up to put on a show, you know it can’t go smoothly.
c2002 - Humorous solo

 

 
Author:  Julius Lester
Title:  The Knee High Man, and Other Tales

Six tales from American black folk literature.
c1972 - HUMOROUS

 

This Strange New Feeling book cover
Author:  Julius Lester
Title:  This Strange New Feeling

Short stories.
c1982 - SERIOUS

 

Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories book cover
Author:  Ellen Levine
Title:  Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

Although their names may not be in history books, these young people contributed to the Civil Rights cause in the 1950’s and 60’s, often at personal cost.
c2000 - Serious solo- older youth

 

 
Author:  Riki Levinson
Title:  Watch the Stars Come Out

Grandma tells about her mama's journey to America by boat years ago.
c1985 - SERIOUS

 

The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School book cover
Author:  Kevin Lewis
Title:  Not Inside This House

Livingston Columbus Magellan Crouse wants a pet and brings home qute an assortment from his excursions, much to his mother’s dismay.
c2011 - HUMOROUS SOLO, VERSE CHOIR

 

The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School book cover
Author:  Reeve Lindbergh
Title:  The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School

Aardvarks invade the shop-all-day mall and turn it upside down with their wild antics.
c2000 - VERSE CHOIR

 

Frederick book cover
Author:  Leo Lionni
Title:  Frederick

Frederick prepares for winter differently than the rest of the mice.
c1967 - SERIOUS

 

Hey World, Here I Am! book cover
Author:  Jean Little
Title:  Hey World, Here I Am!

A collection of poems and brief vignettes from the perspective of a girl reflecting her views on friendship, school, family life and the world.
c1989 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  Myra Cohn Livingston
Title:  Why Am I Grown So Cold: Poems of the Unknowable

An anthology of poetry dealing with strange phenomena for which there's no rational explanation.
c1982 - VARIETY

 

No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War book cover
Author:  Anita Lobel
Title:  No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War

Anita was barely 5 years old when World War II began and describes her experiences as a Polish Jew and for years in Sweden afterward. For older children.
c1998 - SERIOUS SOLO

 

Fables book cover
Author:  Arnold Lobel
Title:  Fables

Funny and true fables, each with a fresh and unexpected moral.
c1980 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  Arnold Lobel
Title:  The Book of Pigericks: Pig Limericks

38 original limericks about all manner of pigs
c1983 - HUMOROUS, DUO, VERSE CHOIR

 

Ming Lo Moves the Mountain book cover
Author:  Arnold Lobel
Title:  Ming Lo Moves the Mountain

A wise man tells Ming Lo how to move the mountain away from his house.
c1982 - HUMOROUS

 

The Rose in My Garden book cover
Author:  Arnold Lobel
Title:  The Rose in My Garden

A variety of flowers grow near the hollyhocks that give shade to the bee that sleeps on the only rose in a garden.
c1984 - HUMOROUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

 
Author:  Henry W. Longfellow
Title:  Paul Revere's Ride

Poetry.
c1863 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Henry W. Longfellow
Title:  Song of Hiawatha

Poetry.
c1855 - SERIOUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson book cover
Author:  Bette Lord
Title:  In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building and by her love of baseball.
c1984 - SERIOUS

 

The Giant Jam Sandwich book cover
Author:  John Lord
Title:  The Giant Jam Sandwich

When 4 million wasps fly into their village, the citizens of Itching Down devise a way of getting rid of them.
c1973 - HUMOROUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

Dakota Spring book cover
Author:  D. Anne Love
Title:  Dakota Spring

Caroline and Jess struggle to get along with their prim grandmother who has come to their prairie home to help take care of them while their father recovers from an accident. Chapter 5 - a tornado on the prairie.
c1995 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Doris Lund
Title:  The Paint Box Sea

A brother and sister explore the seashore to determine the real color of the ocean.
c1973 - SERIOUS, VERSE CHOIR

 
   
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