Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

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Blackout

By John Rocco

Storyline: It was a normal evening in a normal loud and busy city. Inside their apartments, people were doing their normal things. Our story’s family was no different. Dad was cooking dinner, mom was working on a computer, an older girl was talking on her phone while a younger one was unsuccessfully trying to get someone’s attention. And as they were going about this mundane businesses, suddenly the lights went out. Continue reading

Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

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Chicken Little

By Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

Storyline: We all know the story of Chicken Little…how a chick thought that it got hit by a piece of falling sky and, gathering a crowd of creature on its way, runs to tell the news to the king. The story is so popular (and funny) that many children’s book authors wrote and illustrated their own version of Chicken Little. So is the case with this book, which is Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley version of the narrative. Continue reading

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

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Dog vs. Cat

By Chris Gall

Storyline: A teaching tool with a very funny touch, this is a story about a dog and a cat trying to live in peace despite the differences between them. A good read for parents, too.

The Button family decides to have pets. One day they go shopping and Mrs. Button buys a smart looking black cat while Mr. Button comes home with a friendly dog. Continue reading

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

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

My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore

My Mom is a Foreigner by Julianne Moore

My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore

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My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me

by Julianne Moore

Illustration by Meilo So

Storyline: This book doesn’t have a particular storyline but more of an idea, a perspective, that the author wants to clearly share with her readers:a mother’s love is above race, nationality or place of origin. 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

Dear Mrs. LaRue – Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague

Dear Mrs. LaRue Letters from Obedience School Mark Teague

Dear Mrs. LaRue Letters from Obedience School Mark Teague – Cover

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Dear Mrs. LaRue 

Letters from Obedience School

by Mark Teague

Storyline : Ike LaRue, a wire fox terrier dog, was enrolled to Brotweiller Obedience School. His Master, Mrs. Gertrude LaRue, was hoping to fix some behavioral problems like chasing the neighbors’ cats, stealing food, pulling on leash, and so on. But the dog feels that he has been wrongfully punished Continue reading

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

The Girl that Loved Wild Horse by Paul Globe

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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

by Paul Goble

Storyline: This is the story of a Native-American girl and her devotion to horses. She lived in a village that had a herd of horses. She would lead the horses to drink and graze, because she knew what they enjoyed. People said that she understood them in a special way.

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Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert

Feathers for lunch by Lois Ehlert

Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert

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Feathers for Lunch

by Lois Ehlert
Storyline: This is a story about a cat that sneaks out through a crack in the door. The animal is not named, but is identified by onomatopoeia, Jingle-Jingle. The narrator tells us that the cat went out to find a “a spicy treat for today’s menu” aka to hunt a bird. But the cat has a bell at his collar and the birds get the warnings and fly away at the sound, leaving the cat with only feathers for his menu.

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