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After reading this middle-grade novel, it becomes clear why Mary Downing Hahn is such a popular author and has won so many awards.

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Roly Poly Pangolin is a 40-page picture book about a pangolin named Roly Poly who is afraid of everything. One day Roly Poly sets out on an adventure holding tight to mama’s tail.

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Kantor is a Pegasus who is very klutzy. No matter what he does, he trips and falls over everything. This bothers him terribly.

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Cat the Cat, Who is THAT? Is a simply written story that teaches friendship to children up to five years of age.

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The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been around forever. In Me and You, Anthony Browne offers his take on the old tale, told from Baby Bear’s viewpoint.

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The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time.

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My Dad My Hero, a 32-page picture book, examines how special fathers are in a child’s life.

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 The summer before there were four girls: Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey, each individuals with their own interests, families, and even at times their own problems.

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 Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, February 2010 “Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.” This is one of the most intriguing opening lines I’ve ever read.

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Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy is a simple, 32-page, easy reader about horses and a girl named Meg. Meg loves everything to do with horses.

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“He’s pale as a bone and looks older than anyone I’ve ever seen. His skin is all weird. It’s thin and wrinkly, like tracing paper that was rolled into a ball and then smoothed out.

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Pobble’s Way is a picture book about a young girl named Pobble and her father as they go on an adventure through the woods in the wintertime.

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 (Harcourt Children’s Books, April 2009) Grumpy old Ignatius B.

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The Legend of the Golden Snail is an amazing adventure that will sail into reader’s hearts.

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In The Sandwich Swap’s author’s note, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah describes an experience she had in nursery school.

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The Blue House Dog is a picture book that tells the tale of a boy and a dog.

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(Random House Paperbacks, March 2010)

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The guys from T.A.P.S. are delving into the scariest territory of all: adolescence.

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 Batter up! If the kids in your life need a quick introduction to baseball, show them Baseball from A to Z.

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Hamster and Cheese, the first book in the Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series, is a slim, 7x7-inch paperback that stands somewhere between a picture book and a standard graphic novel.

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Bunny books have the reputation for being sweet and innocent. However, A Very Big Bunny, by Marisabina Russo, examines the social cruelty of a first-grade classroom.

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Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story about an amazing artist who changed the way people saw her and inspired many others to not forget their own dreams.

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Rick Riordan has written for both children and adults, but is probably most known today for his best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

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The Berenstains’ latest release is a lift-the-flap book designed for young children, ages two to six.

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  When Katie goes to the park with her mom one day, she notices a young man sitting on a bench looking sad and alone.

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