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Beginning Readers 5-8

Book of the Week: Princesses Are Not Perfect

November 5, 2010 in Beginning Readers 5-8, Book of the Week, Fiction

Princesses Are Not Perfect by Kate Lum and illustrated by Sue Hellard, Bloomsbury, 2010, Ages 5-8. Princesses Allie, Libby, and Mellie may live in a rose-colored palace by the sea, but they do not sit idly around. Princess Allie bakes, Princess Libby builds, and Princess Mellie gardens. One day just before the Summer Party, they …

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Book of the Week: Cat Dreams

October 22, 2010 in Baby/Toddler 0-4, Beginning Readers 5-8, Book of the Week, Fiction

Cat Dreams by Ursula K. Le Guin, Scholastic, 2009, Ages 0-8. While asleep, a cat dreams of a feline paradise—mice rain from the sky, dogs run away, pools of cream and kibbles to eat, and catnip trees to climb. The dream comes to a halt when the cat falls from a catnip tree. It wakes …

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Book of the Week: Moon Bear

September 24, 2010 in Baby/Toddler 0-4, Beginning Readers 5-8, Book of the Week, Non-Fiction

Moon Bear by Brenda Z. Guiberson, Henry Holt, 2010, Ages 4-8. Moon bear wakes up from her long winter sleep hungry. She travels through the forests of the Himalayas finding honey, bamboo shoots, and berries to eat. She marks her territory and builds a nest in the trees. After a long year she is ready …

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