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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett

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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Illustrator: Jon Klassen Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade,4th Grade,5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade,High Schoolers,Adults Subjects: Adventure, Fantasy, Humor, Read-Alouds Location: Picture Books
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Hank Has a Dream

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

by Dianne K. Salerni

Reading Level: Grades 5 - 8

What would you do if you discovered there was a secret day between Wednesday and Thursday that only a select few could experience, and in which some people are trapped?

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Reading Level: 5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Folktales Location: J Fiction
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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma

by Diane 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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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Folktales, Humor Location: Picture Books
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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma

by 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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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Folktales, Humor Location: Picture Books
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The Whispering Town

by Jennifer Elvgren

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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Reading Level: 1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade,4th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Friends, Historical Fiction, The Holocaust, In Other Lands, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction Location: JP Non-Fiction
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The Whispering Town

by 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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Reading Level: 1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade,4th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Friends, Historical Fiction, The Holocaust, In Other Lands, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction Location: JP Non-Fiction
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I'm My Own Dog

by David Ezra Stein

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

A dog is very proud of the fact that he doesn't need a human in his life, until one rainy day a stray man follows him home.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Humor Location: Picture Books
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The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger: Class B.U.R.P.

by Jenny Meyerhoff

Reading Level: Grades 3 - 7

Louie is a bit different from the other fifth-graders.  He wants to be a comedian like his idol Lou Lafferman.Class so he has a notebook of jokes and comedy routines. What he doesn't want to be is class B.U.R.P. (Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-Downs) and that's just what Louie was until a video of him was aired on T.V.  But the popularity bump didn't last, so Louie figures he needs something else even if that means upsetting his two best friends.  Kids will love this second Louie Burger book and maybe even learn a few new jokes like  "Why didn't anyone want to babysit the little vampire?"

Meet author Jenny Meyerhoff at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.

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Illustrator: Jason Week Reading Level: 3rd Grade,4th Grade,5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade Subjects: Books for Boys, Books for Girls, Humor, Misfits, School Location: J Fiction
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Stick Dog Chases a Pizza

by Tom Watson

Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7

Stick dog and the crew are back for a third adventure.  This time they have found something better than hamburgers and better than hotdogs!  It's pizza!  Before before they get they're hands (muzzles) on some pizza there's plans to be made and a kitten to rescue. Then there's one very messy game of frisbee.

Meet author Tom Watson at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.

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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, Friends, Humor Location: J Fiction
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