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….


“Chile’s good,

so is barbecue,

but nothing’s finer than



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.


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.


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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