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Heart of a Shepherd

Title: Heart of A Shepherd Author(s): Rosanne Parry Illustrator/Photographer: Jan Gerardi Publisher and Year: Random House Inc., 2009 Number of pages: 161 Genre: Fiction Analysis: In Rosanne Parry’s chapter book Heart of a Shepherd, the text functions as a window … Continue reading

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Chicken Big

Title: Chicken Big Author(s): Keith Graves Illustrator/Photographer: Keith Graves Publisher and Year: Chronicle Books LLC, 2010 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Children’s Fiction Analysis: In Keith Graves’ children’s book Chicken Big, the text functions as a window for the reader … Continue reading

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Dotty

Title: Dotty Author(s): Erica S. Perl Illustrator/Photographer: Julia Denos Publisher and Year: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2012 Number of pages: 29 Genre: Children’s Fiction Analysis: In Erica S. Perl’s children’s book Dotty, the text functions as a mirror to … Continue reading

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Pinocchio the Boy

Title: Pinocchio the Boy Author: Lane Smith Illustrator: Lane Smith Publisher: Penguin Putnam Books, 2002 Pages: 39 Analysis: Pinocchio the Boy is an interesting take on the story of Pinocchio. In this version, Pinocchio saved Geppetto’s life, and the Blue … Continue reading

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Liberty Porter First Daughter

Title: Liberty Porter First Daughter Author: Julia Devillers Illustrator or Photographer: Paige Pooler Pages: 163 Publisher and Year: Aladdin Books, 2009 Genre: Fiction Tags: Family, Friends, History, 1-3, Novel Analysis: Liberty Porter is the new first daughter at the White … Continue reading

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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Title: Joey Pigza Loses Control Author: Jack Gantos Illustrator or Photographer: N/A Publisher and Year: Square Fish Publishers, 2002 Pages: 196 Genre: Fiction Tags: Fiction, Family, 6-8, Novel Analysis: This is a novel about a boy named Joey. Joey’s parents … Continue reading

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I Did it, I’m Sorry

Caralyn Buehner Mark Buehner Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998 29 pages Animals, Friendship, Fiction, K-5, Kelli Herlitz Non-fiction This text presents a series of animals facing moral dilemmas. There is a short quiz question at the end of each … Continue reading

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Because of Winn-Dixie

   Title: Because of Winn-Dixie Author: Kate DiCamillo Publisher and Year: Candlewick Press, 2000 Number of Pages: 175 Genre: Fiction Analysis: Because of Winn-Dixie is an award-winning children’s novel about a 10 year old girl named Opal who finds happiness … Continue reading

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Fly Away Home

Title: Fly Away Home Author(s): Eve Bunting Illustrator/Photographer: Ronald Himler Publisher and Year: Clarion Books, 1991 Number of pages: 32 Tags/Themes: Emotion, Family, Fiction, Picture Book, 3-5 Genre: Fiction Analysis: This is a story about Andrew and his dad and … Continue reading

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Rain Makes Applesauce

   Title: Rain Makes Applesauce Author: Julian Scheer Illustrator: Marvin Billeck Publisher and Year: Holiday House, 1964 Genre: Fiction Number of Pages: 30 Analysis: Rain Makes Applesauce is an imaginative tale and its interpretation is entirely up to the reader. … Continue reading

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