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Volcanoes by Seymour Simon
Volcanoes
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Weather by Brian Cosgrove
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Physics by Simon Basher
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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling
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Rikki is a mongoose who protects his family from the cobras Nag and Nagaina who slink through the gardens on the property in India. Rikki gets locked i fierce combat with the snakes out of love for his adopted family and emerges triumphant both times ...more
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Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
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Based on a folktale about a young boy who falls into a well. His brother rushes home to warn their mother. He is so out of breath by the time he gets there that he can barely say his brother's name.
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Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
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Lloyd the Llama finds out who his family is by asking other animals he meets on his journey. It features a great guessing game for young children and shows how different animals are.
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Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers
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Jamal is a 12 year old boy who lives in Harlem. He is asked to lead his brother's gang, the Scorpions, while his brother is in jail. To get his brother out of jail, Jamal joins the gang and tries to get to the top. Jamal's brother is attacked in jail ...more
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A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky
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I love Jack Prelutsky's poetry. The "If" poem is my favorite in this book because of the play on words, which would be a good lesson for cliches and word play.
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The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy
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Tanya is a young girl who loves helping her grandmother make a patchwork quilt out of pieces of clothes from their family. When her grandmother takes ill, Tanya and her mother work on the quilt together, her mother being reluctant at first to work on ...more
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G.K. Chesterton
“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
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“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
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“The wild worship of lawlessness and the materialist worship of law end in the same void. Nietzsche scales staggering mountains, but he turns up ultimately in Tibet. He sits down beside Tolstoy in the land of nothing and Nirvana. They are both helpless—one because he must not grasp anything, and the other because he must not let go of anything. The Tolstoyan’s will is frozen by a Buddhist instinct that all special actions are evil. But the Nietzscheite’s will is quite equally frozen by his view that all special actions are good; for if all special actions are good, none of them are special. They stand at the crossroads, and one hates all the roads and the other likes all the roads. The result is—well, some things are not hard to calculate. They stand at the cross-roads.”
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G.K. Chesterton
“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”
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“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”
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