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Beautiful Blackbird Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retelling of African tale will engage kids.
By Ashley Bryan
(2004)
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Kitten's First Full Moon Book Poster Image
age 3+
Kids will connect with Kitten and her dilemma.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail Book Poster Image
age 3+
Southern folktale is honed to perfection.
By Coleen Salley
(2004)
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Whistle for Willie Book Poster Image
age 3+
In charming classic, a boy learns to whistle for his pup.
By Ezra Jack Keats
(1964)
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The Story of Ferdinand Book Poster Image
age 3+
Warmhearted, well-told classic will charm readers.
By Munro Leaf
(1936)
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 3+
Beatrix Potter's first and one of her best.
By Beatrix Potter
(1902)
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Fallen Angels Book Poster Image
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age 15+
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)
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Not a Box Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Bunny uses box to imagine adventures in mind-opening tale.
By Antoinette Portis
(2006)
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Move Over, Rover! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Award winner is an especially fun read-aloud.
By Karen Beaumont, Cari Best
(2006)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary Book Poster Image
age 3+
Mighty mouse tale sure to tickle kids of all ages.
By Beverly Donofrio
(2007)
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My Friend Rabbit Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
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Little Brother Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
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The Donut Chef Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Deliciously illustrated Seuss-like tale.
By Bob Staake
(2008)
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Copper Sun Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)
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Lips Touch Three Times Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
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Purple Heart Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
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Creature ABC Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Part alphabet book, part captivating animal encounter.
By Andrew Zuckerman
(2009)
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The Lion & the Mouse Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
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Finnikin of the Rock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2010)
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