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Finding the Worm (Twerp Sequel)

By: Mark Goldblatt

The New York Post praised Twerp as “reminiscent of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Finding the Worm is a sequel that stands on its own--an unforgettable coming-of-age story about life, loss,...

A Poem in Your Pocket (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series)

By: Margaret McNamara
illustrated by: G. Brian Karas

Usher in National Poetry Month with Mr. Tiffin and his students, stars of the hugely popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and The Apple Orchard Riddle. Once again, Margaret McNamara sets her playful, child-friendly...

Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)

By: Barbara Bottner
illustrated by: Michael Emberley

A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) about the power of stories and storytelling.   Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she...


Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome): Read & Listen Edition

By: Barbara Bottner
illustrated by: Michael Emberley

A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) about the power of stories and storytelling.   Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she...

Drop It, Rocket!

By: Tad Hills

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for...

I Can Do It Myself

By: Valorie Fisher
illustrated by: Valorie Fisher

Can you tie your shoe? Write your letters and numbers? Make your bed? Or set the table? Can you do it by yourself? Children and parents alike will rejoice as 4- to 6-year-olds achieve these important childhood...


Drop It, Rocket!: Read & Listen Edition

By: Tad Hills

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word...

The Dandelion's Tale

By: Kevin Sheehan
illustrated by: Rob Dunlavey

In this poignant story about the friendship between a dandelion and a sparrow, young readers are given a reassuring, yet emotionally powerful introduction to the natural cycle of life. One fine summer...

Harriet the Spy: 50th Anniversary Edition

By: Louise Fitzhugh

This special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic and ground-breaking coming-of-age novel, Harriet the Spy, includes tributes by Judy Blume, Meg Cabot, Lois Lowry, Rebecca Stead, and many more,...


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Ready for School with Picture Books

A note to teachers and librarians:
Back-to-school butterflies aren’t just for school children. You’re also getting your classroom ready for bright new faces in the fall, or helping
pick out...

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How To Instructional Writing Brochure

There are all different kinds of writing, from narrative to nonfiction. By reading a variety of books, students begin building writing skills and adding different genres to their writing toolbox. Jean...

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Poetry K-8 Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Random House; Guide Prepared By: Erica Rand Silverman and Sharon Kennedy, former high school English teachers and co-founders of Room 228 Educational Consulting

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After the First Death

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS GUIDE
In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read,...

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Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Poetry Month

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice....

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Write Before Your Eyes

By: Lisa Williams Kline

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If you could alter anything in your life just by writing it down, what would you want to change? Gracie finds an old blue journal at a yard sale and discovers that whatever she...

Runaway

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

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Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

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Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes

By: Peggy Gifford
illustrated by: Valorie Fisher

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My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

BOOK TALK
 
Mina is not like most other kids her age.  She goes where her imagination takes her, which is usually any place but where she is.  While she is excited to experience all that...