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Volcanoes by Seymour Simon
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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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