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Robyn's Art Attack

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories, peer pressure, emotions & feelings

Robyn has earned the right to choose the destination of the next class trip and she has decided that it should be the art gallery. Not one of her friends and classmates thinks this is a good idea, but Robyn isn't willing to change her mind. She has her reasons for wanting to go to the art gallery, and she is determined to have her own way at any c …

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The Invisible Enemy

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Abby Carter
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship

Alyssa is mean, sarcastic, and just plain no fun. Billie Stoner considers her to be an enemy and sometimes wishes that Alyssa would just disappear. That’s exactly what happens when Alyssa snoops in Billie’s knapsack and accidentally makes herself invisible with Billie’s secret powder. Now it’s up to Billie to help somebody who has made her …

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Emily's Eighteen Aunts

by Curtis Parkinson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational

All of Emily's friends have someone special to take them to the ice cream parlor, or the ballet, or the park. Now that her mother is busy with the new baby, Emily doesn't have anyone to entertain her -- no uncles or big sisters or aunts.

Emily sets out to solve her little difficulty and succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. The result is eighteen eage …

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When I Went to the Library

edited by Debora Pearson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: short stories, humorous stories, books & libraries

When I Went to the Library celebrates the rich history and tradition of the library. It also reminds readers that simply going to the library or reading a book can lead to adventures and make for memorable stories. With an introduction by Michele Landsberg, a respected authority on children's books, When I Went to the Library reminds everyone -- es …

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Rookie Read-About Holidays: Ramadan

by David F Marx
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
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The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons - to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent readers will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the world?and right in their own backyards.

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Gentle Giant Octopus

Read and Wonder

by Karen Wallace, illustrated by Mike Bostock
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: marine life, zoology, environmental science & ecosystems

Discover the mysterious, magnificent octopus!

Follow a goggle-eyed octopus as she jets through the shadows, tentacles flying behind her. Finally she finds a well-hidden den in which to lay her eggs, which will dangle from the roof like grapes on a string. In silky verse, Karen Wallace explores the mysterious world of the octopus, while Mike Bostock …

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Franklin's Canoe Trip

adapted by Sharon Jennings; Mark Koren; Sean Jeffrey & Jelena Sisic
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: media tie-in, turtles, water sports

In this Franklin TV Storybook, Franklin and Bear are thrilled to be heading out on a canoe trip with their fathers. They're going to be just like real explorers! But the trek is harder than Franklin expects, and after hours of canoeing and portaging in the hot sun, he begins to wish they'd taken a motorboat instead. When they finally reach the camp …

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Salmon

by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: fishes

When salmon are ready to spawn, they struggle upstream to their birthplace. Their remarkable journey is just one of the twelve topics discussed in this clearly written look at the two main kinds of salmon --- Pacific salmon and Atlantic salmon. Kids can find out about where salmon live, their life cycle, their place in the food chain and much more. …

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Les baleines

by Bobbie Kalman & Levigne
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: marine life, biology

Whales are the only mammals that spend their entire life in the water. From playful dolphins to enormous blue whales, the behavior, habitats, and physiology of these amazing marine mammals are explored in What is a Whale? Spectacular full-color photos help show: • flukes, flippers, and fins • the whale family tree • baleen and toothed whales …

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