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This is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen

The author of I Want My Hat Back has returned with yet another stolen hat story. This time we follow the hat thief who thinks he has committed the perfect crime.

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Reading Level: Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade Subjects: Adventure, Animals--Talking, Crime and Punishment, Humor Location: Picture Books
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Fox and Crow are NOT Friends

by Melissa Wiley

Reading Level: Grades 1 - 2

Fox and Crow do not like each other and spend their time playing nasty tricks on each other, until Fox plays one too many tricks.

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More books by Sebastien Braun

Illustrator: Sebastien Braun Reading Level: 1st Grade,2nd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Humor Location: JP Fiction
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Boot & Shoe

by Marla Frazee

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 6

Boot and Shoe are brothers who do lots of things together, except that Boot likes to spend his days on the back porch while Shoe spends his days on the front porch. But when a squirrel causes havoc they wind up on each other's porch and each believe the other is lost for good.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Adventure, Animals--Real, Family, Humor Location: Picture Books
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Bedtime for Monsters

by Ed Vere

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 6

Have you ever wondered if there are monsters out there somewhere? Have you ever wondered if one of those monsters might be heading your way thinking about what a good snack you would make? Have you? If not, you might start thinking about that after reading this book.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Fantasy, Horror, Read-Alouds Location: Picture Books
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The Princess and the Pig

by Jonathan Emmett

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

When princess Priscilla fouls her diaper her horrified mother accidentally drops her--out the window! Luckily for Priscilla she falls into a farmer's cart and in the process launches a piglet named Pigmella up into her cradle, and thus a pig is raised as a princess and a princess as a farmer's daughter. In this silly fractured fairytale.

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More books by Poly Bernatene

Illustrator: Poly Bernatene Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Animals--Real, Family, Fantasy, Folktales, Humor Location: Picture Books
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Secret Agent Splat!

by Rob Scotton

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 5

Splat gets his spy gear together in order to figure out who keeps taking birds from his collection and returning them, beakless, the next day.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners Subjects: Animals--Talking, Friends, Humor, Mysteries, Spies Location: Picture Books
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Alfie Is Not Afraid

by Patricia Carlin

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 5

Alfie's boy is planning a backyard camping trip and it is a good thing he has such a brave dog to bring along with him; although Alfie would beg to differ.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners Subjects: Adventure, Animals--Real, Humor Location: Picture Books
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Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

by Ian Falconer

Reading Level: Ages 2 - 6

Olivia has a crisis. She doesn't know what she should be since all the girls, and some of the boys, always choose to be pink princesses, and she is NOT the pink princess type. Besides, if EVERYONE is a princess, then princesses aren't special.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Books for Girls, Humor, Self Image Location: Picture Books
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On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

by Candace Fleming

Reading Level: Grades 5 - 8

Driving at break-neck speed past a Cook County Forest Preserve after midnight, late for curfew again, Mike nearly hits a girl who is standing in the middle of the road. His decision to give the hapless hitchhiker a ride home turns into a night spent sitting in a graveyard listening to the ghosts of Chicago area teenagers as tell him the stories of their lives, and deaths.

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Reading Level: 5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade Subjects: Fantasy, Horror, Short Stories, Supernatural Location: JY Fiction
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A World Away

by Nancy Grossman

Reading Level:  Ages 12 and up

Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has reached the age for Amish teenagers to experience "rumspringa", their wild time, when they must decide whether or not to committ to the Amish way of life.  Eliza yearns to spend the summer with  the "English" and learn about the modern world.  When she is offered the opportunity to be a nanny in the Chicago area it's everything she could wish for, including a romance with a Yankee boy.  This is a wonderful look at a unique culture, and yet in many ways, Eliza is just like anyone else trying to find their path in life.

Nancy Grossman is a Highland Park author. 

 

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Reading Level: 6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade,High Schoolers Subjects: Books for Girls, Chick Lit Location: JY Fiction
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