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Snuggly
Snuggly, The
Huser, Glen
ISBN: 9781554989010
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

This gentle story is about Todd, a young boy, who finds a new purpose for a snuggly (baby carrier) after…...

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I Got It!
Weisner, David
ISBN: 9780544309029
Grades: K-6

I Got It! These three words are the only words found in this otherwise wordless picture book about catching a…...

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Alma
Alma and How She Got Her Name
Martinez-Neal, Juana
ISBN: 9780763693558
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

Alma is curious about her long name… Alma Sofia Esperana Jose Pura Candela. As far as young Alma is concerned,…...

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Amazing Animals: Sea Life, Nighttime Animals, Rain Forest Animals, Baby Animals

ISBN: 9781684122257
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten

4 Books in One! The Smithsonian has combined four Level 2 Readers into one book, allowing avid emerging readers to…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

Snuggly
Snuggly, The
Huser, Glen
ISBN: 9781554989010
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

This gentle story is about Todd, a young boy, who finds a new purpose for a snuggly (baby carrier) after…...

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Alma
Alma and How She Got Her Name
Martinez-Neal, Juana
ISBN: 9780763693558
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

Alma is curious about her long name… Alma Sofia Esperana Jose Pura Candela. As far as young Alma is concerned,…...

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smithsonian-readers-amazing-animals-level-2
Amazing Animals: Sea Life, Nighttime Animals, Rain Forest Animals, Baby Animals

ISBN: 9781684122257
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten

4 Books in One! The Smithsonian has combined four Level 2 Readers into one book, allowing avid emerging readers to…...

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The Cow
Zig and Wikki in The Cow
Spiegelman, Nadja
ISBN: 9781943145256
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten

WIKKI! We’re about to get eaten! I KNOW! Isn’t it GREAT! Follow alien pals, Zig and Wikki, who lose their…...

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Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

Stinkiest!
Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals
Jenkins, Steve
ISBN: 9781328841971
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Part of the Extreme Animals series, this book will perhaps be the most entertaining and read of the four books…....

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speediest
Speediest! 19 Very Fast Animals
Jenkins, Steve
ISBN: 9781328841964
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Part of the Extreme Animals series, this easy to follow informational book teaches elementary readers about nineteen different speedy animals…...

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go west
Go West!: North America by Railroad
Blanchett, Pascal
ISBN: 9781786031792
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

All aboard! Hop on board for the journey of a lifetime as you Go West! …and experience the golden age…...

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be prepared
Be Prepared
Brosgol, Vera
ISBN: 9781626724440
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

Camp is NOTHING like I expected. This graphic story is sure to be a hit with elementary readers, who enjoyed…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

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P.S. I Miss You
Petro-Roy, Jen
ISBN: 9781250123480
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Former teen librarian Jen Petro-Roy writes a powerful debut novel, using an epistolary format to accurately capture the voice of Evie,…...

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A Possibility of Whales
Rivers, Karen
ISBN: 9781616207236
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Prolific Canadian author Karen Rivers explores the complexities of life as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine…...

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The Science of Breakable Things
Keller, Tae
ISBN: 9781524715663
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut author Tae Keller carefully tackles a multitude of themes from family relationships, school issues, and mental illness, to cultural…...

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Train of Lost Things
The Train of Lost Things
Paquette, Ammi-Joan
ISBN: 978-1524739393
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Things are important. They define certain moments in our lives, hold cherished memories, and can be with imbued with the…...

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Grade 10 – 12 Book Reviews

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One of Us is Lying
McManus, Karen M.
ISBN: 9781524714680
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. On a Monday afternoon,…...

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Two Truths
Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

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Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

What’s real and what’s not? Our society today is full of ‘fake news’, bogus websites and social media feeds that…...

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The Vimy Oaks
The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace
Grandfield, Linda
ISBN: 9781443148504
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

“A soldier, a handful of acorns – and a hundred-year legacy of hope, remembrance and renewal.” This narrative nonfiction story…...

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The School of Music
Bowen, Meurig & Rachel
ISBN: 9781847808615
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

While this book is designed to be an instruction book about music, “The School of Music” can easily be read and…