Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It
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The title says it all. If you are expecting lovely, sweet poems, you are reading the wrong book. These poems are witty, edgy and fun. Children will recognize the fairytales, nursery rhymes and songs that inspired many of these poems. Ms. Levine has also included brief instructions on how to write one’s own false apology poems. This is a must have for any public library.
Hopper and Wilson
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Hopper and Wilson are friends who wonder what is at the end of the world. Hopper hopes to touch the moon, while Wilson wants nothing more than an endless supply of lemonade. This is a touching and playful story of what is truly important in life.
No Ordinary Day
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Valli spends her days scavenging pieces of coal and fighting with her cousins in Jharia, India. She wants more, but it is the only life she knows. Then, when she learns that the family she thought was hers, really isn’t, she leaves her home and ends up living on the streets of Kokata. One day, she is given the opportunity to get off the streets. Valli must decide whether to take a risk and accept the offered help, or remain on the dangerous streets she understands. This is a story of hope that will stick with the reader.
Little Mouse Gets Ready
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This is a charming graphic novel for beginning readers from Eisner Award-winner Jeff Smith. A determined young mouse goes through all the intricacies of getting dressed. Will he master them all in time?
Minnie And Moo And The Haunted Sweater
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Denys Cazet’s Minnie and Moo series are a hoot. The series is funny, clever and never disappoints. In this one, it’s the farmer’s birthday and Moo knits him a sweater which has one sleeve longer than the other and big lump in it. By the way, has anyone seen Elvis?
Spindle’s End
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Robin McKinley spins a magical tale of a story we all thought we knew. We were wrong.
Earwig And The Witch
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Earwig, an orphan is used to getting her own way. When she’s adopted by a witch, things don’t look very good for Earwig. Has she finally met her match?

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