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Coco y Pio

by Alexis Deacon

Reading Level: Ages 2 - 6

Coco, a crocodile, and Pio, a bird, consider themselves brothers. Born next to each other at the same time, out of identical eggs, the two are inseparable. That is, until Pio finds a group of other birds and Coco finds a group of other crocodiles.

Coco, un cocodrilo, y Pio, un pajaro, se sienten como hermanos. Ellos nacieron juntos al mismo tiempo, de huevos identicos, y ahora los dos son inseparables. Eso es, hasta que Pio encuentre a un grupo de pajaros y Coco encuentra un grupo de otros cocodrilos.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners Subjects: Animals--Talking Location: Spanish Picturebook
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales

by Terry Pratchett

Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7

These fourteen short stories, written when Terry Pratchett when he was a junior reporter for a local paper, were dug up and re-edited by the author and put into this fun collection of satirical fantasy which has truly stood the test of time.

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Reading Level: 4th Grade,5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Animals--Talking, Family, Fantasy, Friends, Humor, In Other Lands, Read-Alouds, Short Stories, Time Travel Location: J Fiction
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Red: A Crayon's Story

by Michael Hall

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

Red just doesn't understand why, no matter how hard he tries he cannot do anything right. Stoplights are blue, when he and his friend Yellow try to draw an orange it comes out green. What is wrong with him?

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade Subjects: Friends, Humor, LGBT, Misfits Location: Picture Books
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New Shoes

by Susan Lynn Meyer

Reading Level: Grades K - 5

Ella Mae needs new shoes so her mother takes her to the town shoe store. After waiting while a white girl tries on pair after pair of shoes Ella May is shocked to learn that she is not allowed to touch any shoes until after she buys them. Although she likes her new shoes, the humiliation of the shopping trip gnaws at her until she and her sister come up with a plan to bring a true shoe store experience to all her neighbors.

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Illustrator: Eric Velasquez Reading Level: Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade,4th Grade,5th Grade Subjects: Historical Fiction, Social Issues Location: Picture Books
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A ver el mundo nos vamos!

by Margaret Wise Brown

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

Este libro pinta niños de todo el mundo y lleva al lector en un viaje a paises diferentes del mundo. Se ve sitios conocidos del mundo como los Piramides y la Estatua de la Libertad. This Spanish picture book depicts children from all around the world and takes the reader on a journey through different countries. One sees famous landmarks along the way, like the Pyramids and the Statue of Liberty.

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Illustrator: Christine Tappin Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Adventure Location: Spanish Picturebook
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Rhyme Schemer

by K. A. Holt

Reading Level: ages 10 - 14

In this novel in verse, Kevin, who feel he's "king of seventh grade" enjoys being a bully at school.  Home is a different matter.  His physician parents are too busy to pay attention to their five sons.  Kevin is himself bullied by his next oldest brother.  When one of the school victims finds a notebook of poetry that Kevin has written, he uses the discovery to humiliate and bully Kevin in turn.

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Reading Level: 5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade Subjects: Books for Boys, Books for Girls, Misfits, Non-Prose, Realistic Fiction, Relationships, School, Self Image Location: JY Fiction
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Who's Next Door?

by Mayuko Kishira

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

A chicken is excited to discover that a new neighbor has moved in next door, but no matter how many times he knocks on the door to introduce himself the neighbor doesn't seem to be home.

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Illustrator: Jun Takabatake Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Friends, Humor Location: Picture Books
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Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

by Luis Carlos Montalván

Reading Level: Ages 3 -10

Tuesday the service dog describes a day in his life helping his disabled veteran handler.

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Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

by Bret Witter

Reading Level: Ages 3 -10

Tuesday the service dog describes a day in his life helping his disabled veteran handler.

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The Devil's Intern

by Donna Hosie

Reading Level: Grades 6 - 8

Mitchell inexplicably stepped in front of a bus when he was 17 and wound up in Hell. Hell isn't as bad as it is hyped up to be though. Only truly evil souls wind up suffering eternal torment, for everyone else Hell is mostly a hot, crowded and tedious version of life. Because his only sin was stepping in front of that bus Mitchell gets a job assisting The Devil's right hand devil. That is where he learns about a device called a Viciseometer which can not only get him out of Hell, but let him travel through time. With the help of his friends, a girl from the 1960s, a Viking prince and a girl who died in the Great Fire of London, he hatches a plan to steal the Viciseometer and change all of their fates. Perhaps they can even prevent their untimely deaths from happening.

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Reading Level: 6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Fantasy, Friends, Supernatural, Time Travel Location: JY Fiction
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