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The Very Inappropriate Word by Jim Tobin

Title: The Very Inappropriate Word Author(s): Jim Tobin Illustrator/Photographer: Dave Coverly Publisher and Year: Henry Holt and Company / 2013 Number of pages: 34 Genre: fiction Analysis: Michael is a young student who loves to collect words. He collects words … Continue reading

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Chico the Brave by David Horowitz

Title: Chico the Brave Author(s): Dave Horowitz Illustrator/Photographer: Dave Horowitz Publisher and Year: Nancy Paulson Books / 2012 Number of pages: 34 Genre: fiction Analysis: Once upon a time in a village in Peru, a baby chick named Chico was … Continue reading

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Amelia Makes a Movie by David Milgrim

Title: Amelia Makes a Movie Author(s): David Milgrim Illustrator/Photographer: David Milgrim Publisher and Year: GP Putnams’s Sons / 2008 Number of pages: 28 Genre: fiction Analysis: Amelia is just an average little girl who wants to be a famous movie … Continue reading

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Ms. Coco is Loco by Dan Gutman

Title: Ms. Coco is Loco! Author(s): Dan Gutman Illustrator/Photographer: Jim Paillot Publisher and Year: Harper Trophy / 2007 Number of pages: 100 Genre: fiction Analysis: This silly chapter book is part of Dan Gutman’s “My Weird School” series. The story … Continue reading

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The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Title: The City of Ember Author(s): Jeanne DuPrau 
Illustrator/Photographer: N/A Publisher and Year: Yearling / 2003 Number of pages: 270 Genre: fiction Analysis: This is the first book in the City of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau and is a … Continue reading

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And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Title: And Tango Makes Three Author(s): Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell Illustrator/Photographer: Henry Cole Publisher and Year: Simon and Schuster / 2005 Number of pages: 31 Genre: nonfiction Analysis: This book about two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo … Continue reading

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Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra

Title: Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf Author(s): Judy Sierra Illustrator/Photographer: J. Otto Seibolo Publisher and Year: Alfred A. Knopf / 2007 Number of pages: 31 Genre: fiction Analysis: This fun and silly story chronicles the life of an aging Big … Continue reading

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Mr. Lincoln’s Way by Patricia Polacco

Title: Mr. Lincoln’s Way Author(s): Patricia Polacco Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Polacco Publisher and Year: Philomel Books / 2001 Number of pages: 39 Genre: fiction Analysis: Mr. Lincoln’s Way is about an African American principal at a rather diverse school who duels … Continue reading

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Uncle Jed’s Barber Shop by Margaree King Mitchell

Title: Uncle Jed’s Barber Shop Author(s): Margaree King Mitchell Illustrator/Photographer: James Ransome Publisher and Year: Simon and Schuster / 1995 Number of pages: 28 Genre: historical fiction Analysis: This book serves as a window into the lives of an African … Continue reading

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The Old House by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Title: The Old House Author(s): Pamela Duncan Edwards Illustrator/Photographer: Henry Cole Publisher and Year: Dutton Children’s Books / 2007 Number of pages: 30 Genre: fiction Analysis: The Old House is a sweet story about a crumbling old house that is … Continue reading

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