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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator), Don Wood (Joint Author)

Synopsis Who likes strawberries? The mouse does. The bear does, too, but the reader plays the key role! Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself. Key Ideas Illustrations Strawberry … Continue reading

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The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel, Nancy Winslow Parker (Illustrator),Nancy Einslow Parker (Illustrator)

Synopsis The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing (“bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!”) is first put on and then taken … Continue reading

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Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)

Synopsis Jan Brett‘s beloved character Hedgie stars in this charming story about a little Tomten who gets tired of porridge for breakfast and starts stealing Henny’s eggs. But Henny wants a brood of chicks and she needs her eggs. With … Continue reading

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Piggie Pie! By Margie Palatini

Synopsis Gritch the Witch is grouchy, grumpy, and very hungry. The only thing that could make her happy is something extra special for lunch, and that is: Piggie Pie! Gritch zooms off on her broomstick to find eight plump piggies—where … Continue reading

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Skippyjon Jones byJudy Schachner,Judy Schachner (Illustrator)

Synopsis My name is Skippito Friskito.
I fear not a single bandito.
My manners are mellow,
I’m sweet like the Jell-O,
I get the job done, yes indeed-o.
Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no. . . .He’s actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighter … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone,Rebecca Gibbon (Illustrator)

Synopsis Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and … Continue reading

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Anne Frank by Josephine Poole

Synopsis The life of Anne Frank, from birth until being taken from the hidden attic by the Nazis, is presented in this haunting, meticulously researched picture book. It is a compelling yet easy-to-understand “first” introduction to the Holocaust as witnessed … Continue reading

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