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Stuck With the Blooz, by Caron Levis, illustrated by Jon Davis

“Sunday morning I felt a damp breeze.  I heard squishy steps and a sloshy knock on the door.  And I knew.  The Blooz.”  What’s a kid to do when the Blooz comes to your house uninvited, drips itself into your … Continue reading

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The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

In the deep dark woods, a plucky little mouse takes a stroll, only to be ogled by every passing predator looking to make an easy meal of him.  He foils them all by inventing an imaginary protector, the gruffalo.  He’s … Continue reading

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A Small Miracle, by Peter Collington

An old, lonely woman wakes on Christmas Eve with no food and no money.  After all her efforts to earn some extra cash in town fail, she turns toward home, despondent but still with enough goodness in her heart to … Continue reading

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The Best Hanukkah Ever, by Barbara Diamond Goldin, illustrated by Avi Katz

When the Knoodle family sets out to give the perfect Hanukkah gifts, something goes terribly awry.  The menorah is lovely, the singing is delightful, and the potato pancakes are delicious, but the presents are all wrong.  Papa Jack gets a … Continue reading

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I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, by Alison Jackson, illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner

Who doesn’t love having Grandma over to their house for a lovely Thanksgiving feast and get together?  And who doesn’t love watching Grandma stuff so much food down her gullet that she blows up to the size of a Macy’s … Continue reading

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How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere, and most of them are gigantic and awesome.  From the carved-out pumpkin boat races in Vermont to the hot air balloon fiesta in New Mexico to the world’s tallest roller coaster in New Jersey, pumpkins lead you … Continue reading

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My Red Balloon, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kay Life

The waiting is over, and one little boy is headed to the pier to meet his sailor Daddy, who is finally coming home.  Tied around his wrist is a red balloon that is shaped like a heart, with the words … Continue reading

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The Wall, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler

A boy, accompanied by his father, searches for his grandfather’s name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  Together, they run their hands along the black, reflective surface, fingers tracing the names of the fallen.  The boy sees the mementos left at … Continue reading

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Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

  When goblins, skeletons, witches, a banshee, and all the other graveyard ghouls have an all night party, the Booma-Boom and Rappa-Tap beat shakes the whole town.  Even the mayor comes out to boogie to that irresistible syncopating rhythm.  The … Continue reading

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