Batman Classic: Winter Wasteland

Batman Classic: Winter Wasteland

by Donald Lemke (Author), Steven E. Gordon (Illustrator), and Eric A. Gordon (Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Mr. Freeze and the Ice Pack bring a blast of villainous cold to Gotham City, it’s up to Batman to break the ice. With a little help from Wonder Woman and the Flash, the World’s Greatest Detective will stop these criminals in their icy tracks. (Level 2 beginning reader)

Snippet:
On a nearby rooftop stood
two other members of the Ice Pack,
Captain Cold and Killer Frost.
“We’re sending Gotham back
to the Ice Age,” said Captain Cold.

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Dixie and the Best Day Ever

Dixie and the Best Day Ever
by Grace Gilman (Author) and Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Emma is stumped by a school assignment—to write a poem about her “best day ever”—could a day of playing in the snow be exactly the thing Emma needs to help her write the perfect poem? (Level 1 beginning reader)

Snippet:
“Let’s make snow angels!”
said Emma.
Dixie didn’t want to make a snow angel.
She ran off with Emma’s scarf.
“Come back, Dixie!” called Emma.

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Fall (Watching the Seasons)

Fall (Watching the Seasons)
by Emily C. Dawson (Author)

Booktalk: A simple fact book for new readers with close-up full color photographs.

Snippet: In fall, nature is busy.

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Sun, Moon, and Stars

Sun, Moon, and Stars
by Thea Feldman (Author)

Booktalk: Introduce young readers to the sky above with this Level 2 beginning reader.

Snippet:
A giant star
The Sun is giant star in space.

Gas inside a star is so hot,
it makes the star glow!

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Do you blog about science or math? Share your posts on the STEM Friday group blog.

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Ants

Ants (Insect World)
by Mari Schuh (Author)

Booktalk: See how ants find their food in this beginning reader with large close-up photographs.

Snippet:
Ants are hungry little bugs.
They work hard to find food.

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Fish Had a Wish

Fish Had a Wish (I Like to Read)
by Michael Garland (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: The butterfly has wings. Fish wants wings too.

Snippet:
“I wish I were a bird!”
said Fish.
“I wish I could fly high up
in the sky.”

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The Robot Blues

The Robot Blues
by Sally Rippin (Author)

Booktalk: Jack has made the best robot suit for a costume party. But will the other kids think a homemade costume is silly? Beginning reader

Snippet:
Jack worries that
all the kids at Jem’s
party will have cooler
costumes than his.

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Animal Colors

Animal Colors
by Thea Feldman (Author)

Booktalk: Discover the wide world of animals through a kaleidoscope of colors in this Level 1 beginning reader

Snippet:
This crab is red.
So is this ant.

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Tippy and the Night Parade

Tippy and the Night Parade
by Lilli Carre (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Tippy wakes up, there’s a peacock in her bedroom, a bird in her hair, and mice dancing on the headboard. Yet all Tippy remembers is falling asleep! Toon Books Level 1 Beginning reader comic

Snippet:

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Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present

Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present
by Victoria Kann (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: Shh! When Pinkalicious finds the perfect thing at a yard sale, it’s not for her–it’s for her mom! (I Can Read Book 1)

Snippet:
“Wow, look at that!” I gasped.
I saw something that
was better than all the rest.
It was pinkaperfect!

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