These Hands by Margaret H. Mason

These Hands by Margaret H. Mason

These Hands by Margaret H. Mason

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These Hands

By Margaret H. Mason

Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

The takeaway

About sixty years ago, the African American workers at the Wonder Bread, Awrey, and Tastee bakery factories were not allowed to work as bread mixers or bread handlers. As a matter of fact, there were a lot of jobs that were given to “whites only”. The Civil Rights act, passed in 1964, made it against the law to employ people based on their skin color. This book is based on a true story and is intended as a life and history lesson. Continue reading

Tommy Two-Toes by Dayton and Darci Mason

Tommy Two-Toes by Dayton and Darci Mason

Tommy Two-Toes by Dayton and Darci Mason

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Tommy Two-Toes

by Dayton and Darci Mason

Illustrator: Argha Mondal

Storyline: Our character is a sloth called Tommy Two-Toes, that, for the majority of time, lives up on the tree tops. Continue reading

Paddington by Michael Bond

Paddington by Michael Bond

Paddington by Michael Bond

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Paddington

By Michael Bond

Illustration by R.W. Alley

Storyline: Judy was just about to arrive in town and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brown were waiting for her on the Paddington railway station. Continue reading

Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell

Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell

Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell

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Welcome to Kindergarten

By Ann Rockwell

Storyline: A little boy named Tim receives an invitation to meet his kindergartner teacher on Thursday at 3 o’clock, at the school on Sunrise Street.  As he explores the building and meets new friends, he shares his experiences with the reader. Continue reading

It’s a Dog’s Life by Mark Stern

It's a Dog's Life by Mark Stern

It’s a Dog’s Life by Mark Stern

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It’s a Dog’s Life

by Mark Stern

Storyline: Patch sets up to fulfill his dream of making a new dog food that everybody will love. This pursuit requires sacrifices and he is ready for them but what he doesn’t know is that he has to give up the most important things in his life. Ultimately, he has to choose: is it going to be his dream coming true or is it going to keep his happy life and all his loved ones? Continue reading

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

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Marshmallow

by Clare Turlay Newberry

Storyline: One day, Miss Tilly – the owner of a cat called Oliver – brings home a baby bunny which she names Marshmallow. When she shows Oliver the new pet, the cat, who had never seen another animal except for one stuffed rabbit, steps back frightened. Continue reading

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Diary of a worm bt Doreen Cronin

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, pictures by Harry Bliss

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Diary of a Worm

by Doreen Cronin,

pictures by Harry Bliss

Storyline: This book is a diary from the perspective of a worm. The main character is a boy worm that writes about his daily life. Nothing spectacular, but rather common events in one’s life if we disregard the species of the writer. Continue reading