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Celebrate the Fourth of July with Champ, the Scamp

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Champ, the Scamp

By: Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
Level: 8-9

It is the 4th of July, and a family prepares to go for a picnic. Champ, the family dog, who does not want to miss the celebration, secretly hides inside the food basket. When they arrive at the park, Champ has a feast of his own with other dogs that have arrived with other families. In the end, the family is left without food so the families of the other dogs share their meals; and they all end up celebrating together. Contains an informative section on the Fourth of July.

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Jellybeans: A fourth of July Story

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Jellybeans: A fourth of July Story

By: Heather French Henry
Publisher: Cubbie Blue Publishing
Level: 8-9

Claire learns from Ben Franklin and the Founding Fathers that the Fourth of July is more than just fireworks.

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Sleepytown Beagles: Oh Brother

Sleepytown Beagles: Oh Brother

By: Timothy Glass
Publisher: Wingspan Press
Level: 6-7

Sleepytown Beagles to learn about one of the most challenging and exciting times in any family – a new addition. A wonderful book to read together at bedtime, especially if there’s a new family member on the way.

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Sleepytown Beagles, Differences

Sleepytown Beagles, Differences

By: Timothy Glass
Publisher: Platinum Paw Press
Level: 10-11

The Sleepytown Beagles, take us on another incredible journey where children can learn to appreciate the differences and unique qualities in others. Set, as always, against the backdrop of a peaceful secure place called Sleepytown, the loveable Sleepytown Beagles will inspire young readers to value the beauty of the different qualities in us all.

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The Story of America's Birthday

The Story of America’s Birthday

By: Patricia A. Pingry
Publisher: Ideals Publications
Level: 0-5

Explains why we celebrate the 4th of July

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Olivia Acts Out

Olivia Acts Out

By: Jodie Shepherd
Publisher: imon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Level: 6-7

Olivia is so excited when she finds out that her class is putting on a special play. Olivia is sure she’ll land the leading role. But instead of getting the lead role, she is assigned the role of “Cow Number 2″ and has only one line in the whole play: “Moo!” With her penchant for turning lemons into lemonade, and the determination and humor that’s unique to Olivia, she manages to secure her place in the spotlight after all.

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Summer Skills: Grade 1

Summer Skills: Grade 1

By: Flash Kids Editors
Publisher: Spark Publishing
Level: 6-7

School is out for the summer, but keeping your child engaged in learning through the break will prepare him or her to excel during the next school year. This Summer Skills workbook reviews topics learned in pre-school and introduces skills that will be introduced in the kindergarden, helping your child to transition seamlessly from one grade to the next. Children will love the beautiful full-color illustrations and interesting activities on each page, and he or she will feel more confident about learning when school is back in session! This book …

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Underwear Do's and Don'ts

Underwear Do’s and Don’ts

By: Todd Parr
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Level: 8-9

The author encourages  preschoolers and toddlerss to embrace their individuality and communicate what they feel. Watch your child giggle and smile.

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The Story of the Easter Bunny

The Story of the Easter Bunny

By: Katherine Tegen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Level: 8-9

Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny comes every year with a basket of painted eggs andchocolates. But who is the Easter Bunny, and what is his story?

On a snow-cold day in a snug little house … So begins the true story of the Easter Bunny.

A little white rabbit watches and helps an old couple make chocolate and paint Easter eggs. As each year passes, the little white rabbit helps out a little bit more until he becomes the Easter Bunny, with the help of …

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The Easter Egg

The Easter Egg

By: Jan Brett
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Level: 0-5

Jan Brett’s lovable bunny hero, Hoppi, and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over illustrations filled with dazzling eggs made by Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass and others.

If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Rabbit deliver the eggs on Easter morning. But it is not so easy. Discouraged, he goes into the woods to think when a blue robin’s egg tumbles out of its nest. Hoppi keeps it safe and warm until the baby bird hatches, and when the …

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