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Picture Book of the Day

Three Hens and a Peacock
by Lester L. Laminack (Author) and Henry Cole (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Nothing unusual ever happened on the Tuckers farm. Until the day that peacock showed up…

Snippet: The hens were squawking and clucking and flapping their wings. “We do all the work around here. I’d like to see that peacock lay one single egg.”
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Chapter Book of the Day

When Life Gives You O.J.
by Erica S. Perl (Author)
208 pages

Booktalk: For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since moving there from Brooklyn. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a “practice dog” named OJ, Zelly’s not so sure how far she’s willing to go to win a dog of her own. Is Ace’s plan so crazy it just might work . . . or is it just plain crazy?

Snippet: The whole mess started with a note:

KID,

SEE ME IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU GET THIS.
DO NOT SPEAK OF THIS TO ANYONE, NOT
EVEN YOUR PARENTS OR YOUR BROTHER.

ACE

P.S. I HOPE YOU ARE READY FOR THIS.

BONUS! See the video!


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5 Great Books About Spring

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies
by Erica Silverman (Author) and Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
New babies are born on the ranch. (See the video!) Easy reader with 5 chapters

How Do You Know It’s Spring?
by Allan Fowler
Learn the facts in this Rookie Read About Science easy reader.

Poppleton In Spring
by Cynthia Rylant (Author) and Mark Teague (Illustrator)
See how Poppleton welcomes spring. Easy reader with 3 chapters

Spring Things
by Bob Raczka (Author) and Judy Stead (Illustrator)
Celebrate spring with one new “ing” word per page in this easy to read picture book.

Wake Me In Spring!
by James Preller (Author) and Jeffrey Scherer (Illustrator)
Mouse promises to wake up Bear in the spring. Level 2 easy reader
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February 2012 Carnival Of Children’s Literature

  • Our February 2012 host is The Fourth Musketeer.
  • Add YOUR post to this carnival by commenting here.
  • The deadline for adding your post is February 26th.
  • The carnival will go live on February 28th.

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