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'Don't Throw It to Mo!' by David A. Adler

"Don't Throw It to Mo!" by David A. Adler

Children's Book Winner of the 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel AwardMo Jackson is a little boy with a big passion for sports. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player, but he won't let that stop him from playing!Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins, his football team. His classmates don’t mind, but the kids on their rival team tease him for being a "butterfingers" who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan to ...

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'Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson #1)' by Kate DiCamillo

"Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson #1)" by Kate DiCamillo

Children's Book To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig — she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash — "to alert the fire department," h ...

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'I Love My New Toy! (Elephant & Piggie, #5)' by Mo Willems

"I Love My New Toy! (Elephant & Piggie, #5)" by Mo Willems

Children's Book Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In I Love My New Toy!, Piggie can't wait to show Gerald her brand new toy. But will an accidentally broken toy accidentally break a friendship? ...

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'Hi! Fly Guy (Fly Guy, #1)' by Tedd Arnold

"Hi! Fly Guy (Fly Guy, #1)" by Tedd Arnold

Children's Book When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong. ...

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'Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa' by Erica Silverman

"Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa" by Erica Silverman

Children's Book A Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do. With its spirited text and bright, humorous illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Betsy Lewin, this first book in the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa ...

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'Henry and Mudge - The First Book (Henry and Mudge, #1)' by Cynthia Rylant

"Henry and Mudge - The First Book (Henry and Mudge, #1)" by Cynthia Rylant

Children's Book The first book in the acclaimed Ready-to-Read series from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant featuring Henry and his lovable 180-pound dog, Mudge.Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge. ...

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'Nate the Great' by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

"Nate the Great" by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Children's Book Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery. ...

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'Frog and Toad Are Friends (Frog and Toad, #1)' by Arnold Lobel

"Frog and Toad Are Friends (Frog and Toad, #1)" by Arnold Lobel

Children's Book From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. ...

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'Amelia Bedelia' by Peggy Parish

"Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish

Children's Book From dressing the chicken to dusting the furniture, Amelia Bedelia does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her. ...But somehow things never turn out quite right. ...

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'The Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Seuss

"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss

Children's Book He may be an old standby, but he never lets us down. When in doubt, turn to the story of the cat that transformed a dull, rainy afternoon into a magical and just-messy-enough adventure. There's another, hidden adventure, too: this book really will help children learn to read. With his simple and often single-vowel vocabulary, the good Doctor knew what he was doing: hear it, learn it, read it--laughing all the way. The Cat in the Hat is a m ...

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