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  A Wrinkle in Time (Paperback) 

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle (Paperback)

Genres: Fiction - Fantasy Books, Science Fiction

"A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle is a truly great classic children's book and one of the best chapter books of the 20th century. Its literature awards include Newbery medal. The main characters of the story are three children: Meg Murray, her brilliant younger brother Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin. They travel through time and space to rescue Meg's father, who is held prisoner by dark forces on the planet of Camazotz. "A Wrinkle in Time" is a good read aloud book. Children in 4th grade through 7th grade can learn about the battle between good and evil and the power of love from this science fiction and fantasy book.


  Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Hardcover) 

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes (Hardcover)

Genre: Fiction - Picture Story Books; Book Theme: School life

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes is one of the best children's books of the 20th century. Lilly the mouse loves school and her teacher Mr. Slinger. But one day Lilly brings a brand new purple plastic purse to school and shows off the purse at an inappropriate time. When her teacher has to take the plastic purse away, Lilly becomes angry. At the end of the school day, Lilly gets her purse back along with a thoughtful note from her teacher. In the end, Lilly retains her good feelings for school life and her teacher. This picture book appeals to kindergartners and first graders. "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" is a good real-aloud book for both home and classroom. Apart from fun reading, the book can also be used to teach appropriate classroom behavior.


  If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Hardcover) 

If You Give a Moose a Muffin (If You Give...)

Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Hardcover)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Animals

"If You Give a Moose a Muffin" is a humorous story for your preschoolers or early elementary school children to read. After a kid gives a moose a muffin, a sequence of events follows one after another. Laura Numeroff's silly moose story is hilarious. The illustrations by Felicia Bond are playful and expressive. "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" is a good read-aloud book.


  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Hardcover) 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)

Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Hardcover)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Animals

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff is one of our favorite children's books. When a boy is sitting on the grass outside his house eating a cookie, a little mouse shows up. If the boy gives the mouse a cookie, the mouse will ask for a glass of milk. The milk will lead to a straw, and straw will lead to a napkin, so on and so forth. The humorous story ends with the mouse asking a glass of milk and then a cookie. This classic children's picture book encourages kids to make predictions and teaches cause and effect in a fun way. Felicia Bond's detailed and humorous illustrations closely match vocabulary words and bring the main characters to life. "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is a great book to read aloud to children in preschool and kindergarten.


  If You Give a Pig a Party (Hardcover) 

If You Give a Pig a Party (If You Give...)

Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Hardcover)

Genres: Fiction - Children's Picture Books, Humorous Stories; Book Theme: Animals

If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, one of our favorite children's picture books, is a humorous story with great illustrations and lovable characters. The adorable pig in If You Give a Pig a Pancake is back with a tale of great party fun. The sequence of events starts with a girl's offer to give a pig a party. The pig then asks for balloons to decorate the house, puts on her favorite dress and invites her friends to the party. The pig's friends, a mouse, a moose and more, are attending a street fair, so the pig joins them for the rides and games. After returning home, the girl plays hide and seek with the animals. Children will have fun trying to find the animals hiding in the back yard. Then the pig wants a sleepover and the animals have a pillow fight. The story ends with the pig asking for another party. Felicia Bond's humorous illustrations are simple and delightful. This creative book can be used to teach the concept of cause and effect. If You Give a Pig a Party is a good book to read aloud to children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.


  Stone Fox (Paperback) 

Stone Fox

John Reynolds Gardiner, Greg Hargreaves (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Realistic Fiction; Book Theme: Animals

In the chapter book "Stone Fox", by John Reynolds Gardiner, main character little Willy enters a dogsled race in order to win prize money and save his grandfather's farm from tax collectors. One of the other racers is Stone Fox, a Native American who has never lost a dog sled race. Children in third grade through sixth grade will enjoy this inspiring story about little Willy and his loyal dog Searchlight. "Stone Fox" is a great book to read aloud.


  Sarah, Plain and Tall (Paperback) 

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Historical Fiction; Book Themes: Family, Frontier and Pioneer Life

In "Sarah, Plain and Tall", author Patricia MacLachlan tells a moving story about the creation of a family. In simple language, a little girl named Anna talks about how Sarah from Maine comes to the prairie to live with her, her brother, and her widowed father. This historic fiction has won many awards, including Newbery Award, Christopher Award, Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Children, Golden Kite Award for Fiction and Notable Children's Book. "Sarah, Plain and Tall" is one of the best children's books. Kids in second grade through sixth grade will enjoy this classic chapter book.


  Blueberries for Sal (Paperback) 

Blueberries for Sal

Robert McCloskey (Paperback)

Genre: Fiction - Children's Picture Books; Book Theme: Animals

"Blueberries for Sal" is a classic book that tells a gentle and engaging story. Funny noise words such as Kuplink, kuplank and kuplunk add to the attraction of this great read-aloud book. A little girl named Sal and a little bear have a bit of an adventure when the little bear follows little Sal's mother and little Sal follows the little bear's mother on a blueberries-picking trip. Preschoolers, kindergarteners and beginning readers will enjoy this Caldecott honor book by Robert McCloskey. "Blueberries for Sal" is one of the best picture books for children.


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