1982 - Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg - Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig MM-CPSD Graded Reader J PB STEIG In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.
Africa: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale: Verna Aardema. Why won't Mother Owl wake the sun so the day can begin? The animals pass the blame until it land on the mosquito--which explains whey she buzzes in ears to this day.