The Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

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Owl moon
By Jane Yolen
Illustration by John Schoenherr

Storyline: One late night a girl and her father go owling. It is winter and the snow is covering the ground and the girl is all bundled up. They walked through the still forest without a word because, said Pa, when you go owing you don’t need words, just hope. They stroll through the dark woods, cold air creeping up the little girls back. But she says nothing because when you go owling you have to be brave. Continue reading “The Owl Moon by Jane Yolen” »

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The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

the Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

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The Farmer and the Clown

By Marla Frazee

Storyline: It was a hot summer day and the farmer was out, working on his land. He was an tall, old farmer, black boots, pants with suspenders, a large brim black hat and a long white beard. On the horizon, the circus train was just happening to pass by when something fell out. Continue reading “The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee” »

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The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

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The Village of Round and Square Houses

by Ann Grifalconi

Storyline: This story comes from the village of Tos in Cameroon and it is narrated by a girl that left the place when she was almost a grown up. The village has, indeed, two kind of houses: square houses for men and round houses for women, and the girl tells us why. Continue reading “The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi” »

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

by David LaRochelle

Illustration by Mark Fearing

Storyline: Tuesdays, Martha’s family used to have  green beans for dinner. Martha, a girl about 5 years or older, didn’t like green beans and never ate them in spite the fact of being left alone at the table. She did not believe that green beans are good for you, as her mother said, or that they make you strong, as her father put it. Continue reading “How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle” »

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Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

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Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten

by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Illustration by Gerald Guerlais

Storyline: This is the classic plot of the old Red Riding Hood story but narrated by the wolf itself. We get to see the world through this bad wolf’s eyes. From the beginning he has an excuse for his actions: he is hungry. Continue reading “Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan” »

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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

A Bad_Case_of_Stripes by David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripe by David Shannon book cover

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A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon

Storyline: Camilla Cream is a school age girl that loves lima beans and wants to please everybody. But she cannot admit to other kids that she likes the beans because nobody like them and she is afraid they might laugh at her. Also she cannot decide what to wear to school because she cannot find an outfit that may please everybody. Continue reading “A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon” »

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Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran and Barbara Cooney

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Roxaboxen

by Alice McLerran

illustration by Barbara Cooney

Storyline: Roxaboxen is the name of a play town that some children built out of old wooden boxes, stones, pebbles and sticks. At first, Marian found some wooden boxes just across her street. Continue reading “Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran” »

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I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien

I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brian

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brian

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I’m New Here

by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Storyline: Maria, Jin, and Fatimah are new to school. They each come from a foreign country. Maria liked to play soccer, Jin used to write and read, and Fatimah was the top of her class. Continue reading “I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien” »

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Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer

Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer

Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer

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Imaginary Fred

by Eoin Colfer

Illustration by Oliver Jeffers

Storyline : This is a story about an imaginary friend.
It’s no fun to be alone, says the author at the beginning of the book.

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