Great Books

Picture Book of the Day

Fandango Stew

by David Davis (Author) and Ben Galbraith (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Luis and his grandfather Slim star in this fun Wild West version of Stone Soup. They sing as they cook….

Snippet:

“Chile’s good,

so is barbecue,

but nothing’s finer than

FANDANGO STEW!”

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Chapter Book of the Day

Marty McGuire

by Kate Messner (Author) and Brian Floca (Illustrator)

160 pages

Booktalk: Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty’s absolutely, positively sure that there’s been a huge mistake.

Snippet:

I take one…two-three…four little steps to the end of the log. I lean down. I stretch out my slippery, shimmery arm.

The bullfrog blinks.

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5 Great Books About Cats

Ali Cat Finds a Home

by Dandi Daley Mackall (Author) and Janet McDonnell (Illustrator)

Katy finds a stray kitten and learns to take care of her. Level 1 easy reader

Cat Traps

by Molly Coxe (Author, Illustrator)

Cat wants a snack, but a trap leads to trouble! Level 1 easy reader

Mac and Cheese

by Sarah Weeks (Author) and Jane Manning (Illustrator)

Mac and Cheese are city cats who are opposites. Level 1 easy reader

Ringo Saves The Day! : A True Story

by Andrew Clements (Author) and Ellen Beier (Illustrator)

A woman adopts a cat and the cat saves her life. Level 2 easy reader

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss (Author, Illustrator)

Have you read this classic easy reader to a child today?

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