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Picture Book of the Day

The Pink Party
by Maryann MacDonald (Author) and Judy Stead (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Rose and Valentina both love pink. But whenever Rose gets something pink, Valentina gets something even pinker!

“Is it okay if I get one, too?” Valentina asked.
Rose’s heart tripped, then tumbled…
but she was afraid to say no.

Chapter Book of the Day

My Frozen Valentine
by Eric Fein (Author) and Gregg Schigiel and Lee Loughridge (Illustrators)
56 pages

Booktalk: It’s Valentine’s Day in Gotham, but not everyone is celebrating. Victor Fries (aka Mr. Freeze) has never gotten over the death of his wife, Nora, and he’s not about to let anyone enjoy this painful holiday. Only Batman can stop the cold-hearted criminal before Victor refrigerates the city!

Snippet: “It’s not just the cold temperatures,” Gordon said. “We’ve been getting reports of strange objects hovering over the city. They look like flying saucers with some kind of weapon attached. One police officer said it was a cannon that fired rays of ice.”

5 Great Books About Presidents

George Washington — Soldier, Hero, President
by Justine Fontes and Ron Fontes (Authors)
See George Washington grow up in this Level 3 easy reader biography.

I’m Going to Washington to Visit the President
by Harriet Zeifert (Author) and Tanya Roitman (Illustrator)
Go on a tour of tour nation’s capitol. Level 1 easy reader

Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President
by Shirley Raye Redmond (Author) and John Manders (Illustrator)
Explorers Lewis and Clark try to find a present for President Thomas Jefferson. Level 3 easy reader

Presidents’ Day
by Margaret McNamara (Author) and Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
The kids at Robin Hill School celebrate Presidents’ Day. Level 1 easy reader

Presidents’ Day
by David F. Marx (Author)
Learn the facts about Presidents’ Day. Level 1 easy reader

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