1st Grade

Who's Next Door?

Author: 
Mayuko Kishira
Illustrator: 
Jun Takabatake

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

A chicken is excited to discover that a new neighbor has moved in next door, but no matter how many times he knocks on the door to introduce himself the neighbor doesn't seem to be home.

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Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Author: 
Luis Carlos Montalván
Bret Witter
Illustrator: 
Dan Dion

Reading Level: Ages 3 -10

Tuesday the service dog describes a day in his life helping his disabled veteran handler.

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Henry Holton Takes the Ice

Author: 
Sandra Bradley
Illustrator: 
Sara Palacios

Reading Level: Preschool-Grade 1

Henry's family loves hockey. So much so that their family dog is named Gretzky, after the world's most famous hockey player. When Henry decides he might like to try ice dancing, his family protests, claiming they are a "hockey family." Then, Grandma comes to visit, and Henry learns a little secret that helps him grasp his newfound interest.

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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Author: 
Mac Barnett
Illustrator: 
Jon Klassen

Reading Level: Ages 4 and up

Sam and Dave decide they are going to dig a hole until they find something spectacular in this clever book chock full of dry humor.

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Hank Has a Dream

Author: 
Rebecca Dudley

Reading Level: Preschool - Grade 2

Hank, the adorable bear/monkey from Hank Finds an Egg is back. "Last night I had a dream," he tells his hummingbird friend.  The wonderful double-page spreads show Hank in his forest on the left-handed pages while his actions become his flying dream on the right side pages.  Children will delight in the enchanting and detailed dioramas depicting scenes from both Hank's life and his dream. 

Meet author Rebecca Dudley at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.

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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma

Author: 
Diane Fox
Christyan Fox

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 8

A cat tries to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but his dog friend has a lot of questions, and finds so many plot holes, that things quickly go awry.

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The Whispering Town

Author: 
Jennifer Elvgren
Fabio Santomauro

Reading Level: Grades 1 - 3

During WWII the people of the Nazi occupied Danish town of Gilleleje helped 1,700 Jews escape to Sweden. This book tells the story of those brave residents and one night in particular when they had to figure out a new way to lead an escaping family to the ships that would take them to safety.

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Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover

Author: 
Josh Schneider

Reading Level: Preschool - Grade 2

With typical humor and understanding, Schneider creates another gem of a picture book.  Amelia and her doll, Princess Sparkle -Heart, do everything together.  There's tea parties, weddings, and secrets.  But on every page there's the GRRRRRR of the jealous family dog until the pup tears up Princess Sparkle-Heart.  Mom comes in with her sewing box to save the day for the heartbroken Amelia. Working together, they show that love and creativity can create wonders.

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