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Lost in the Solar System (The Magic School Bus, #4)
4.27
Fun and engaging as always, this book is a great introduction for learning about the solar system. It provides great vocabulary as well as definitions ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
June 29, 1999
4.13
A story about a girl who decides to do an experiment for her science project by sending various planted vegetables to the Earth's atmosphere to see ho ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
The Tiny Star
4.33
The Tiny Star is a story about a star who was smaller an dimmer than the other stars around it. It becomes forlorn and begins to fall from the sky whe ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
Molly's Pilgrim
3.92
This is a story about Molly, a "modern day" pilgrim girl who moved to American from Russia and is of the Jewish faith. There is one particularly mean ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
The Foolish Tortoise
4.03
A story about a tortoise who wants to be more than who he is, but realizes he can be no one else but himself. A cute story to read to kids when discus ...more
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Aug 23, 2011
 
Petunia
4.07
This story is a fable about a duck who hears that if you own a book you must be wise. Once she acquires a book, she begins to believe that she is in f ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale (Mouse (Holiday House))
3.73
This is a holiday book that can be used to either teach how adjectives or descriptive words are used and to encourage students to use these in their w ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
America: A Patriotic Primer
4.23
This book contains a lot of vocabulary and facts about America and what it stands for. It based on the alphabet and for every letter it has a word and ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
Kate and the Beanstalk
3.83
A cute spin on the classical story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Kate sells her mother's only cow for some magical beans. The story goes on in the tradit ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
Swimmy
4.12
A cute story about a fish who feels left out because of his color. There aren't many words, but plenty of pretty pictures. In the end, he helps the ot ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
The Big Pets
3.43
This book is good for teaching kids that we all have differences; differences in what we prefer, like, love, have fun doing, etc. and that those diffe ...more
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Aug 23, 2011
 
Where Once There Was a Wood
3.94
The story does not contain a lot a words, but mostly pictures. It's about how forests, or animal habitats, are compromised to build new neighborhoods/ ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
Inside the Earth (The Magic School Bus, #2)
4.16
Inside the Earth is predictably about the inside of the Earth. The class in the story engages in a trip to the center of the earth, collect rock sampl ...more
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Nov 24, 2011
 
Belinda in Paris
3.78
Belinda is a ballerina whose shoes end up flying to a different city that Paris, a day before her big show. So she must buy new shoes, but the only pr ...more
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Nov 09, 2011
 
One Fine Day
3.81
This book was okay. I wouldn't particularly use it to teach anything as it didn't have a clear message or storyline. It mainly just focused on a fox w ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
4.39
Have You Filled a Bucket Today is a good book to read at the beginning of the school year when setting down expectations on how students should treat ...more
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Nov 02, 2011
 
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
4.11
A good story about a tightrope walker from France who ventured to New York to perform. He decides to tightrope across the twin towers as his biggest s ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
Archibald Frisby
3.83
A scientific and mathematical book that circles around a boy named Archibald whose mother just can't get over how, for a lack of a better term, dorky ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
4.28
This was another favorite of mine when I was a child. This book is about what really happened between the "big bad" wolf and the three little pigs. Tu ...more
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Nov 26, 2011
 
Grandfather's Dream
3.81
This book is about a family in Vietnam. The little boys grandfather talks about cranes that used to visit there and that they have been gone since the ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
Suki's Kimono
4.11
This story is about a girl name Suki who decides to wear her kimono on the first day of school. As the story is based in present day America, her sist ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
The Faithful Friend
3.90
I like this book, but I am unsure if I would read it to my class only because it is somewhat about voodoo. I'm not sure that really matters in this da ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
4.08
A silly story about how dinosaurs might eat at the dinner table and how they should eat at the dinner table. The book also provides different scientif ...more
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Nov 09, 2011
 
Inside the Human Body (The Magic School Bus, #3)
4.24
A good introduction into the human body and its many functions. I think it would be fun and hands-on to acquire a poster, a life size skeleton, or per ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
This Land is Your Land
4.24
Have you ever heard the song 'This Land Is Your Land?' Well, this book is more like a song book in that it is the entire song with detailed pictures f ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
The Way We Do It in Japan
3.67
The book is about a boy whose father is Japanese and whose mother is American. They end up moving to Japan where the culture is different from what he ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
The Ugly Duckling
4.00
This is typical rewrite of the story The Ugly Duckling. It follows the traditional story quite to the point and has great pictures. I believe a good l ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
10 for Dinner
3.81
A girl has a party, but one guest decides to come over early and leave late. He wears his Halloween costume and plays weird games. He does, however, h ...more
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Nov 09, 2011
 
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals that Lay Eggs
4.16
The story circles around animals who lay eggs just like a chicken- amphibians, reptiles, etc. It also talks about mammals who do not lay eggs but live ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
The Grouchy Ladybug
4.07
The Grouchy Ladybug is about a ladybug who is grouchy...and he wants to fight anyone who gets in his way! At the beginning of the book, he settles dow ...more
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Oct 14, 2011
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