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Noisy Farm: my first sound book

Those of you with pre-school youth will enjoy this 6″ X 6″ book containing recorded sounds of six animals: rooster, cow, duck, pig, sheep, and horse. The sounds are so life-like my dog comes running to find the animal, each … Continue reading

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How to Find a Friend

(Blue)Squirrel and (Red)Rabbit are new to their neighborhood and each longs for a friend. They wander through the pages of the story, always missing each other as they search a friend. Each is accompanied by tiny caterpillar that offers to … Continue reading

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Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew

Click-Clack Waddle-Waddle Dot-Dot Dewey Dew does not want to go to school. He is going to school at Ms. Brightsun’s School for Little Learners on Planet Earth. When he gets to school everything is different from the cubbies and books … Continue reading

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A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human combines history, paleontology, biology and medical science to  paints a picture of how man and wolves co-evolve together like no other animals on Earth.   The fossilized discovery, in 1997, of … Continue reading

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Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery

Extremely cute animals face off against extremely mean bullies with extremely heavy machines.  Just ‘cause you’re cute doesn’t mean you can’t defeat the big bad bullies, especially if you’re smart and you have friends.  The illustration of the pink tutu-clad … Continue reading

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How to Be an Earthling; #1 Spork Out of Orbit

The reader’s point-of-view will be tested with this book. A young alien, working on earning his Galaxy Scout Solo Explorer badge, crash lands onto Earth in the middle of an elementary school playground.  The third graders, in Mrs. Buckle’s class, … Continue reading

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Monkey Me and the New Neighbor

Claudia and Clyde are twin brother and sister who look out for each other. Claudia takes extra care of Clyde because Clyde has a problem.  When he gets excited he turns into a monkey! Yes, a monkey.  Young readers of … Continue reading

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Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars

Tim Howard, Dwayne Wade, Stephen Curry, Jim Abbott, Althea Gibson, LeBron James, Shane Battier, R.A. Dickey, Serge Ibaka, Caron Butler, & Jacques Demers.  These 11 athletes began their lives heading down a path that one would not expect to lead … Continue reading

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The Kid From Diamond Street – The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

Edith Houghton was said to have been born with a baseball in her hand. If she wasn’t playing baseball, she was watching baseball. In the 1920s at the age of 10, she tried out for the new all-female team, the Philadelphia Bobbies. … Continue reading

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The Ballad of a Broken Nose

Bart lives in Norway with his mother who is overweight and lives in low income housing with drug addicts.  He sings opera songs in the shower.  His teacher wants him to sing in the end of the year show but … Continue reading

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Do Trees Get Hungry? Noticing Plant and Animal Traits

Mr. Andre’s class is going on a nature walk, but first they must feed and water the class gecko, Jojo.  On their walk, Mr. Andrew and the students observe the similarities between Jojo and the plants and animals they see.  … Continue reading

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A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups

A Tower of Giraffes introduces collective nouns for animals with intriguing artwork and interesting information on the social behaviors of a wide variety of animals. To this information Wright adds flavor with fun language such as her description of a … Continue reading

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How the Executive Branch Works

How the Executive Branch Works is part of the How the US Government Works series, which includes additional titles of How Political Campaigns and Elections Work, How Political Parties Work, How the Judicial Branch Works, How the Legislative Branch Works,  and How the US … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

Armistice Day is a  graphic novel in the Graphic Warfare series that includes these additional titles: D-Day, Fallujah, Gettysburg, Iwo Jima,  and the Tet Offensive. The text is filled with action-packed illustrations and fact-filled narration. Easy to read, but riveting, this text explains how … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Matter

Polar Bears Matter is a non-fiction book in the Bioindicator Species series that also includes the titles Bees Matter, Coral Reefs Matter, Dragonflies Matter, Frogs Matter, and Monarch Butterflies Matter. The series supports Common Core State Standards for grades 3-6 Polar Bears Matter has especially … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison Invents the Light Bulb

Thomas Edison Invents the Light Bulb is a non-fiction book in the Great Moments in Science series. The series, which also includes non-fiction titles on Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and Rachel Carson, supports the Common Core State Standards … Continue reading

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Ebola

Ebola is a non-fiction book for children and youth that explains how the Ebola epidemic occurred, what is thought to cause the virus, the symptoms shown by the infected, how the disease spreads, how the disease can be  or prevented or … Continue reading

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George

George is a novel about a 10 year old named George, who loves to read and has a best friend named Kelly. Everyone thinks George is a boy, but she doesn’t feel like one. George is a transgender fourth-grader who prefers to … Continue reading

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Information Insecurity: privacy under siege

The focus of this book is to investigate Internet privacy and the spying of companies and governments against their own employees and citizens.  There is an explanation of “cookies” and how they facilitate a third party viewing an internet account. … Continue reading

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A STONE-AGE HUNTER

This book follows along as Dar goes on his first mammoth hunt with his clan. The reader tag along as the clan encounters challenges and successes throughout the hunt.  As the story progresses through the book, each page includes facts about … Continue reading

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Life During the California Gold Rush

This is a very interesting book about the California gold rush.  The book includes the history of California before the gold rush and the discovery of gold by James Marshall which kicked off the gold rush.  The book is a … Continue reading

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People Who Help

Communities may come in all sizes, however, all need helpers that contribute to make it a special place. This book provides an insight into these types of jobs, what training or education they require, and scope of duties for each job. … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A CLOUD

This story of finding a special gift full of inspiration, a gift from the heart, for her mother, Celeste rides on the wind of her dreams into the sky. She rides on the wind and finds such patience and kindness … Continue reading

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Big City Otto. Elephants Never Forget.

In this graphic novel, the story follows an elephant named Otto who leaves his home in Africa in search of his best friend, a monkey named Georgie who was taken by a man with a wooden nose. His search leads … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of the Black Regiment

The Untold Story of the Black Regiment is part of a series including The Untold Story of the Battle of Saratoga, The Untold Story of Henry Knox, and The Untold Story of Washington’s Surprise Attack. Written for mid-elementary aged students, … Continue reading

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