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Itsy Bitsy Spider

by Dosh Archer

Reading Level: Grades K - 3

On a rainy day an injured spider is rushed to City Hospital with injuries caused by a terrible waterspout accident.

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Reading Level: Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Folktales, Humor Location: JP Fiction
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Outfoxed

by Mike Twohy

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 6

Fox wants chicken for dinner so he makes a quick grab from the chicken coop. When he gets home he finds that he has grabbed a duck by accident, and that duck keeps insisting she is a dog.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Humor Location: Picture Books
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Los vecinos de la c/Quiénsabe

by Cristina Zafra

Reading Level: Grades 2 - 4

In this Spanish picture book a young girl meets the neighbors who have moved into the new building next door. Each neighbor she meets is a bit strange. For example, the first neighbor she meets has umbrellas for hands...

En este libro una chica les conoce a los vecinos en el edificio nuevo al lado de su casa. Cada vecino que le conoce es un poco raro. Por ejemplo, el primer vecino tiene paraguas como manos...

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Reading Level: 1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade Subjects: Fantasy, In Other Lands Location: Spanish Picturebook
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Give Up, Gecko!

by Margaret Read MacDonald

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 8

The lakes and rivers have dried up and all the thirsty animals agree that whoever digs to water will be their king. When it is gecko's turn to dig all the other animals all laugh at him and call for him to give up, but gecko won't listen.

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More books by Deborah Melmon

Illustrator: Deborah Melmon Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Folktales, Non-Fiction, Read-Alouds Location: JP Non-Fiction
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All That's Missing

by Sarah Sullivan

Reading Level Grades 4-6

11-year-old Arlo has lived with his only relative, his grandfather Poppo, since Arlo was two.   But in the last couple of years Poppo's mind has started slipping.  Arlo now takes care of his grandfather  making sure no one knows how bad Poppo is getting. 

On the night Poppo is found trapped in a dumpster, life as Arlo knows it disappears.  After one night in the children's home, Arlo knows he must escape.  Armed with $68 and courage he sets out on a journey to find his missing grandmother, the one he has just recently learned is alive.

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Other stories of kids seeking family are:

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt and

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Reading Level: 4th Grade,5th Grade,6th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Family, Realistic Fiction Location: J Fiction
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The Chaos of Stars

by Kiersten White

Reading Level: Grades 7 - 10

When Isadora was little she loved to hang out with her father.   He was calm and gentle and very proud of her artistic talent.  Both her parents were.  Her mother Isis gave Isadora a beautiful set of paints and her father Osiris gave her an entire room all her own to decorate any way she liked.  Isadora loved to show her parents her progress on her room.  Until the day she discovered she was not going to be imortal like her parents...she was going to stay mortal...and the room would be her tomb.

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Other godly adventures include:

The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton

The Reluctant God by Pamela Service

The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda and

Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Reading Level: 7th Grade,8th Grade,High Schoolers Subjects: Mythological Location: JY Fiction
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Think Again! False Facts Attacked, Errors Exploded, Myths Busted

by Clive Gifford

Reading Level: Grades 4 - 8

Everyone knows that goldfish have a 3 second memory, Vikings wore horned helmets, and sugar makes kids hyperactive. Well, everyone is wrong. You will find out the truth about these myths and many, many more in this amusing collection of "facts" which have been busted by scientific studies.

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Reading Level: 4th Grade,5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade Subjects: Humor, Non-Fiction Location: J Non-Fiction
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Moo!

by David LaRochelle

Moomoo Moomoo: Moo Moo - Moo

Moo moo moo moo moomoo moo moo moo moo moomoomoomoo moo moo moomoo moomoo moo moo moo.

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More books by Mike Wohnuutka

Reading Level: Ages 2 - 6

When cow sees the farmer has left his car unattended he can't resist taking a joy ride.

Illustrator: Mike Wohnoutka Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Humor Location: Picture Books
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Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

by Tom Watson

Reading Level: Grades 3 - 7

Stick Dog is at it again!   This time Stick Dog and friends are determined to help themselves to the hot dogs in the frankfurther cart, but they have competition from a  gang of hungry racoons.  The friends devise various ridiculous schemes to steal the hot dogs that test practical Stick dog's patience.  Then there's an added problem when Karen, the dachshund, gets trapped in a human's house.  Once again, readers will love the the many funny "bad" drawings of Tom Watson.

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Reading Level: 3rd Grade,4th Grade,5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Books for Boys, Books for Girls, Humor Location: J Fiction
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Hank Finds an Egg

by Rebecca Dudley

Reading Level: Prek -  PreK - Grade 2

In this stunning, wordless picture book, Hank, a cute stuffed animal (perhaps a bear or a monkey) finds an egg that has fallen from its nest.  After several unsuccessful attempts to reach the nest, Hank cares for the egg at his campsite.  With the help of mother hummingbird, there's a happy ending for all.  Dudley built wonderfully detailed dioramas from paper, clay, fabric etc. and then photographed them.  She created a world readers will want to visit again and again.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Books for Boys, Books for Girls Location: Picture Books
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