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Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems

Sookocheff, Carey (Author/Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2016. 48 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Picture Book
 
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Summary: The friendship between a girl and her pet dog is conveyed through very brief language and expressive, humorous illustrations that show love, frustration and companionship.

First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson

Schwartz, Simon (Author/Illustrator)
Lerner 2015. 160 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Graphic Text
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: This graphic historic fiction is inspired by the eventful life of African American Matthew Henson, whose contribution to Arctic exploration and discovery of the North Pole was expunged by a racist society—while his reputation among the local Inuit became the stuff of lore.

Melvis and Elvis

Lee, Dennis (Author)
Tankard, Jeremy (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2015. 36 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Anthology
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: This is a fun collection of rollicking rhymes, especially for children.

March: Book Three

Lewis, John (Author)
Aydin, Andrew (Author)
Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Top Shelf Productions 2016. 256 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Graphic Text
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: Congressman John Lewis’s graphic memoir trilogy concludes with a focus on the fight for black voter registration in Selma, Alabama, a trip to Africa , and the historic signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Girl Positive: Supporting Girls to Shape a New World

Fraser, Tatiana (Author)
Hagel, Caia (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2016. 342 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Anthology
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: This book offers a stimulating, example-based look at lives of girls in North America—identifying the challenges of sexism, racism and classism, and examining girls’ solutions for self-discovery and self-determination.

Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds

Dubuc, Marianne (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2015. 24 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: The daily round of Mr. Postmouse is recounted, as he delivers the mail to a wide range of creatures in their homes and habitats.

The Lost Boy

Ruth, Greg (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2013. 190 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Graphic Text
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: When Nate finds a tape recorder and note addressed to him in his new home, he is thrust into a dark mystery about a boy who went missing long ago, and must team with local girl Tabitha to uncover the truth.

Counting on Snow

Newhouse, Maxwell (Author/Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2010. 24 pages
First published: 2010
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: This book counts various animals of the north, backwards from 10, with crisp and evocative phrasing.

Two White Rabbits

Buitrago, Jairo (Author)
Yockteng, Rafael (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 52 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Through a poetic theme of counting, a little girl reports on travels with her father, while images show hardships and challenges, as they attempt to migrate from their home in Latin America.

Anna Carries Water

Senior, Olive (Author)
James, Laura (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books 2014. 40 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can’t carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters.

The War That Saved My Life

Penguin Random House 2015. 316 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Novel
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: Ada, a disabled girl abused by her mother, is evacuated to the English countryside when the Second World War inches closer. This complex novel poignantly examines war and history through the eyes of a child who has fought her share of personal battles.

Buddy and Earl

Fergus, Maureen (Author)
Sookocheff, Carey (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 32 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: When they first meet, pretending, guessing and getting in trouble is all part of the fun for Buddy the dog and Earl the hedgehog, who soon become fast friends.

Wolfie the Bunny

Dyckman, Ame (Author)
OHora, Zachariah (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2015. 36 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
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Summary: In this fun and witty tale. Dot Bunny’s parents are thrilled to adopt the foundling wolf on their doorstep, but Dot has concerns. Eventually Wolfie’s love and admiration engage big sister’s protection.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Barnhill, Kelly (Author)
Workman 2016. 390 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Novel
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: This year, baby Luna is the Protectorate’s annual sacrifice to the Witch. Her mother goes mad in the tower; young Antain turns away from the Elders. But far from dying, Luna grows up merry among monsters, and finds the magic in herself. In this fantasy-fairytale, magic creatures and humans must clash—and converge—to make things right in the Protectorate.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Brown, Peter (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 44 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.

Thing-Thing

Fagan, Cary (Author)
Debon, Nicolas (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2008. 32 pages
First published: 2008
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: An unwanted stuffed toy is thrown out a hotel window. It plummets, passing various other windows (and the stories within), before finally landing in a baby carriage—and finding a new home.

The Queen’s Shadow: A Story About How Animals See

Young, Cybèle (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2015. 40 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Non-Fiction
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Uses the story of someone stealing a Queen’s shadow at a ball to illustrate the different types of vision that various animals have, including chameleons, sharks, lancehead snakes, dragonflies, pigeons, and sea urchins.

March: Book Two

Lewis, John (Author)
Aydin, Andrew (Author)
Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Top Shelf Productions 2015. 192 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Graphic Text
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: The graphic memoir of congressman John Lewis continues: John and his fellow activists challenge segregation and racist voter registration policies. As the demand for civil rights gains momentum, oppression and violence increase against black Americans and their supporters.

Seeking Refuge

Watts, Irene N. (Author)
Shoemaker, Kathryn E. (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books 2016. 136 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Graphic Text
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938. With the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Marianne finds herself being evacuated to Wales. She is shuffled from one unsuitable home to another, but there is a surprise in store and Marianne’s courage and resilience is finally rewarded.

Replica/Lyra

Oliver, Lauren (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 526 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Novel
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Two stories are paired back-to-back, to convey different perspectives on a dystopian adventure set on the Florida coast. Human “replica” Lyra is being raised in a lab. Gemma is the only child of unhappy parents. Their distinct voices relate a harrowing and sinister story that uncovers truths about their origins.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Messner, Kate (Author)
Neal, Christopher Silas (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2015. 52 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Non-Fiction
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves ... and down in the dirt.

Tickle Monster

Manceau, Édouard (Author/Illustrator)
Abrams 2015. 28 pages
First published: 2015
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Bit by bit, a Tickle Monster is disarmed as all his scary body parts are tickled away.

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

Macmillan 2016. 388 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Anthology
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Summer is the perfect time for love to bloom, and these short stories of teenagers facing the confusing maze of first love will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. The selections range from heartfelt to outlandish, as the characters find passion in some very unexpected places.

My Name Is Bilal

Kiwak, Barbara (Illustrator)
Boyds Mills Press 2005. 32 pages
First published: 2005
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Bilal is frightened when it seems he and his sister are the only Muslims at this new school. But when he learns about his namesake, Bilal is proud to stand up for his heritage and himself.

Mario Makes a Move

McElmurry, Jill (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 32 pages
First published: 2012
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Mario and Isabelle, two squirrels, teach each other their amazing dance moves. Includes facts about squirrels.

Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier

Barroux (Author/Illustrator)
Phoenix Yard Books 2014. 96 pages
First published: 2014
Book type: Graphic Text
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Excerpts from a soldier’s diary are transformed into an illuminating graphic memoir, recounting the opening weeks of WWI in France.

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair

Bernheimer, Kate (Author)
Parker, Jake (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: A little girl refuses to brush her hair, but when a team of mice takes up residence in her tangled locks, she faces a tough decision—to brush or not to brush.

Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer

Bolden, Tonya (Author)
Velasquez, Eric (Illustrator)
Abrams 2014. 28 pages
First published: 2014
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: In this peaceful nighttime story, a little boy realizes he’s forgotten his prayers, so climbs out of bed to pray.

DragonQuest

Baillie, Allan (Author)
Harris, Wayne (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 36 pages
First published: 1996
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Questing to fight the world’s last dragon, a noble Dragon Fighter navigates formidable perils through shifting sands, a tangled forest, and a whispering abyss without spotting the dragon, which readers are invited to discover by reading subtle clues in the landscape and shadows before a whimsical surprise ending.

War Brothers

McKay, Sharon E. (Author)
Annick Press 2014. 194 pages
First published: 2008
Book type: Novel
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Several youngsters stick together to survive and escape the rebel army that terrorizes the countryside. This novel embeds fictional characters into the all-too-real situation of child soldiers in Uganda.

Hieroglyphs From A to Z: A Rhyming Book With Ancient Egyptian Stencils for Kids

Der Manuelian, Peter (Author/Illustrator)
Pomegranate 2010. 48 pages
First published: 1991
Book type: Non-Fiction
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: An ABC book showing the relationships between the English alphabet and Egyptian hieroglyphs. Includes a stencil for creating words and sentences in hieroglyphs.

Saving Red

Sones, Sonya (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 442 pages
First published: 2016
Book type: Novel
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: 14-year-old Molly tries to save Red, a homeless girl of 18 who suffers from mental illness. With the help of her dog, Pixel, and her new boyfriend, Cristo, they get her the help she needs, also healing Molly’s past along the way.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Designing Spaces

Kopp, Megan (Author)
Crabtree 2017. 32 pages
First published: 2017
Book type: Non-Fiction
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Part of the “Be A Maker!” series, this fully illustrated, how-to book demonstrates the philosophy and fun behind the art of interior design.

Riding the Tiger

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Frampton, David (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001. 32 pages
First published: 2001
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: Danny is excited to ride on the tiger’s back at first. But when the tiger wants to keep him there, Danny finally decides to risk jumping off.

Theo’s Mood

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann (Author/Illustrator)
Albert Whitman 2013. 24 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: It’s Mood Monday in class, and Theo can’t describe his mood: over the weekend, his baby sister was born. His classmates try to help by describing their different moods from their own weekend experiences.

Tillie the Terrible Swede

Stauffacher, Sue (Author)
McMenemy, Sarah (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2011. 36 pages
First published: 2011
Book type: Non-Fiction
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: A story of America’s bicycle craze and the story of one woman who wouldn’t let society’s expectations stop her from achieving her dream.

The Animal Book

Burnie, David (Author)
DK 2013. 304 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Non-Fiction
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: This thick, full-color tome provides an excellent reference for general information on living creatures—plant, animal and bacterial.

Musk Ox Counts

Cabatingan, Erin (Author)
Myers, Matthew (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 36 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: The flamboyant and unruly musk ox almost ruins the zebra’s counting book.

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Griffin, Adele (Author)
Soho Press 2014. 248 pages
First published: 2014
Book type: Novel
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Summary: When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.

Sorry!

Ludwig, Trudy (Author)
Manning, Maurie J. (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2006. 32 pages
First published: 2006
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
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3
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: When Jack makes friends with Charlie, a trouble-maker, he learns the difference between an insincere apology and showing that you are truly sorry. Includes information for parents.

The Cat and the Wizard

Lee, Dennis (Author)
Johnson, Gillian (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 32 pages
First published: 2001
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
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3
1
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ELA
K
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ESL
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: A wandering wizard can find no one who will take him in. A cat in a castle waits for dinner guests, to no avail. When they meet by chance, an enchanted evening of fun and friendship ensues.

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

Donaldson, Julia (Author)
Voake, Charlotte (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 32 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: The Owl and the Pussycat travel to foreign lands in search of their stolen ring, in this sequel to Edward Lear’s classic nonsense poem.

My Octopus Arms

Baker, Keith (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 36 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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ELA
K
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Summary: Little Crab asks what an octopus can do with his eight arms and gets a surprising, rhyming, reply.

The Native Stories From Keepers of the Earth

Bruchac, Joseph (Author)
Caduto, Michael (Author)
Fadden, John Kahionhes (Illustrator)
Fifth House 1994. 146 pages
First published: 1991
Book type: Anthology
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: Gathered under sections such as “Creation”, “Fire” and “Plants and Animals”, this collection of brief tales offers a peek into the beliefs and teachings of a variety of Native cultures from across North America, with a focus on animals, nature, and humanity’s relationship to the Earth.

The Snow Queen

HarperCollins 2013. 36 pages
First published: 1844
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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ELA
K
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ESL
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: The strength of a little girl’s love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen’s spell.

The Bad Birthday Idea

Valentine, Madeline (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
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ELA
K
1
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Summary: For her birthday, Alice asks for a special robot toy, in the hope that brother Ben will finally play with her. When an envious Ben breaks her present, he gives her his own robot toy—and they play together.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Donaldson, Julia (Author)
Monks, Lydia (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013 28 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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2
3
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ELA
K
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Summary: When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for and realises how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant.

Aunt Amelia

Cobb, Rebecca (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 28 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Picture Book
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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2
3
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do NOT want to be looked after and, even worse, Mum has left a list of boring instructions. But Aunt Amelia turns out to be rather different from expected... and a LOT more fun!

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

Prelutsky, Jack (Author)
Stevenson, James (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 160 pages
First published: 1996
Book type: Anthology
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: A collection of more than 100 poems for readers of every age. Meet Miss Misinformation and Gladiola Gloppe, and delight in a backward poem, a poem that never ends, and scores of other poems to read and love.

Find Out About Rainforests

Green, Jen (Author)
Anness 2013. 64 pages
First published: 2013
Book type: Non-Fiction
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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ELA
K
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Summary: This glossy jewel of a book offers brief chapters—and related projects for readers—on a comprehensive range of rainforest topics.

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