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A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin

Reading this book to my students in Phnom Penh meant that many of them had never experienced long, cold winter nights, but they could all relate to the temptation Little Snow felt when the bed was so “puffy and big and bouncy.” Kids who are stuck at home right now may get ideas! This is… Continue reading A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin

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Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs -Written by Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs Written by Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis   From the jacket: “Written in a humorous, conversational voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs offers a lighthearted look at a parade of critters that are small, slow, stinky, lazy, clumsy, shy, and more. These traits may seem… Continue reading Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs -Written by Melissa Stewart Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

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When Aidan Became a Brother written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

When Aidan Became a Brother written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita   “That can’t be right, it says ‘When Aidan Became a Brother’ and that is a girl on the cover,” Z said. “Boys can have hair like that,” L responded.   I knew that this was a potentially challenging book, but… Continue reading When Aidan Became a Brother written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

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Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles Written by Patricia Valdez and illustrated by Felicita Sala I am trying to make sure that I include more nonfiction in our #classroombookaday read-aloud time and having read this book aloud last year I knew it would be a hit. I love stories about rule breakers… Continue reading Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

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Don’t Touch My Hair! written and illustrated by Sharee Miller

Don’t Touch My Hair! written and illustrated by Sharee Miller Aria loves her hair but does not love when everyone tries to touch it. Gorgeous art brings her struggle to life as she tries to escape the reaching hands until she lets everyone know that they should look, but not touch without permission. The author’s note… Continue reading Don’t Touch My Hair! written and illustrated by Sharee Miller

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Where Are You From? By Yamile Saied Méndez, illustrated by Jaime Kim

"Jason speaks such good English!" my son's first grade teacher said more than twenty years ago. "Um, we are from the United States, " I answered, "it's the only language he speaks." "Oh, he told us he was from The Netherlands," his befuddled teacher shrugged. "Ah, well he is. He was born in Amsterdam," I clarified.… Continue reading Where Are You From? By Yamile Saied Méndez, illustrated by Jaime Kim