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Fish Face

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

Emily Arrow may be a poor reader, but she's terrific in math and is also the fastest runner in her class. In October school gets even better when a newcomer from Florida, Dawn Tiffanie Bosco, joins the...

Little Golden Book Fairy Tale Favorites

By: Brothers Grimm; Hans Christian Andersen

Princesses, princes, spells, and happily-ever-afters: this unique collection of classic Little Golden Book fairy tales has them all! The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Wild Swans, and The Blue Book of...

Wild Girl

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Lidie lives in Brazil, where she rides,  a wild girl dreaming of going to live with her father, Pai, and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Pai runs a stable at a famous race track. Since her...


The Candy Corn Contest

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Richard Best can't stop thinking about Ms. Rooney's Candy Corn contest. Whoever can guess the exact number of yellow-and-orange candies in the jar on Ms. Roney's desk gets...

Joy's Greatest Joy/Simply Sadness (Disney/Pixar Inside Out)

By: Felicity Glum
illustrated by: Lori Tyminski

Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out takes you to a place that everyone knows but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this full-color storybook with more...

Salome

By: Beatrice Gormley

If I'd never hoped to live in a world of goodness and truth—if the priestess of Diana, then Leander, and Joanna, hadn't shown me glimpses of it—maybe I wouldn't have minded being shut out of...


Resources

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By: Donna Gephart

BOOK TALK
Olivia loves playing Jeopardy! more than anything else in her life, and her dream is to be a contestant on the show and meet Alex Trebec.  Since her parents’ divorce, her father lives...

The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff has used her writing talents and experience as a teacher to create the beloved Polk Street School books.
Discover the original...

A Thunderous Whisper and The Red Umbrella

"In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, 12-year-old ani unexpectedly gets drawn into a network of underground rebels working to thwart Franco's efforts to destroy the Basque people's way of life. . . ....

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