14) Bug off!
Sara's feisty Russian grandmother asks for "no presents" for her birthday - and gets them - one from each neighbor, one from Mama and a special one from Sara to teach Grandma to read and write English.
Awards: Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
16) Shrinking Violet
Violet is so shy that she never makes waves in the swimming pool or swallowing sounds at snack time. She shrinks whenever anyone watches her. So what will Violet do when her teacher, Mrs. Maxwell, gives her a big part in the school play?