Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

Diary-of-a-wombat by Jackie French

Diary-of-a-wombat by Jackie French

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Diary of a Wombat

By Jackie French

Illustration by Bruce Whatley

Storyline: What does a day in the life of wombat looks like? Well, let’s read the diary of Mothball, the wombat. Continue reading “Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French” »

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Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack

Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack and Jerry Pinkney

Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack and Jerry Pinkney

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Goin’ Someplace Special

By Patricia C. McKissack

Illustration by Jerry Pinkney

Storyline: Mama Frances is in the kitchen, preparing vegetables for cooking when ‘Tricia Ann asks her if she can go Someplace Special all by herself. She’s all dressed up in a nice blue dress with a yellow ribbon, a hat, and a hand purse. ‘Tricia Ann is about 12 years old but as her grandmother, Mama Frances, says, “goin’ off alone is a mighty big step”. Continue reading “Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack” »

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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

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Dragons Love Taco

By Adam Rubin

Illustration by Daniel Salmieri

Storyline: This is the most nonsensical book I ever read. But the book made it into The New York Time Bestseller’s list and stood there for a long time. Here is how it goes: Continue reading “Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin” »

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The Bracelet by Miriam de Rosier

The Bracelet by Miriam de Rosier

The Bracelet by Miriam de Rosier

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The Bracelet

Adapted from a story by Elizabeth Ballard

Illustration by Miriam de Rosier

Storyline: This is a very emotional story about a special bond between a teacher, that has a change of heart, and a student who grows up to think of her as his own family.

Miss Jean Thompson meet Teddy Stallard at the beginning of the school year in her fifth grade class. Continue reading “The Bracelet by Miriam de Rosier” »

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Agate by Joy Morgan Dey

Agate by Joy Morgan Dey

Agate by Joy Morgan Dey

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Agate by Joy Morgan Day

Illustration by Nikki Johnson

Storyline: Agate, the moose, looks at his own image as reflected in the water at the edge of the lake. He doesn’t like what he sees. He thinks of himself as a “big brown mistake”, as a “Tinker Toy project gone wrong”. Continue reading “Agate by Joy Morgan Dey” »

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White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

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Title White Snow Bright Snow

By Alvin Tresselt

Illustration by Roger Duvoisin

Storyline: It is late fall and people are going about their business like usual, the postman delivering the mail, the farmer stacking wood, the policeman watching the streets, his wife cleaning the house. But the fall won’t last much longer. The winter is coming, everybody says it. Continue reading “White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt” »

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Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea

Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea

Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea

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Little Cub

By Olivier Dunrea

Premise: Old or young, a bear’s life is better in a pair.

Storyline: Little Cub is alone in a meadow. It looks like he has always been alone with no one to take care of him. But he doesn’t like the dark night. He doesn’t know how to catch fish so he is hungry and he is afraid to get honey as well. He wished he wasn’t alone. Deep in the forest, Continue reading “Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea” »

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Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

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Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

By Evaline Ness

Storyline: Samantha is a little girl living with his father, a fisherman, on an island, near a large harbor. For most of the time Samantha, or Sam, is home alone; father gone to sea and mother passed away. Sam would pass the time sitting on the rug outside the house with her friend, Bangs, a black tomcat. All good so far if not for the fact that Sam had a very active imagination and she would tell things that were “moonshine” as her father told her one day. Continue reading “Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness” »

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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

The Three pigs by David wiesner

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

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The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner

Storyline: This is not your typical story. This is a story in many stories. The tale of the three pigs is retold in a new manner. The swains are given a second chance to stand up the bad wolf.

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