Let’s Do Nothing!

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Candlewick #ad - The pictures capture the universality of the moment. School library journal starred reviewFrankie and Sal have already played every sport and board game invented, baked and eaten batches of cookies, and painted a zillion pictures. Oops! couldn’t do it! . A hilarious debut told mainly through the zany artwork.

What’s left to do? nothing! ten seconds of nothing! Can they do it? With a wink to the reader and a command of visual humor, feature-film animator Tony Fucile demonstrates the Zen-like art of doing nothing.

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Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!

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Boyds Mills Press #ad - In this fresh and funny picture book from geisel Honor-winning author-illustrator Paul Meisel, a lonely bat thinks he has found a perfect home—until he discovers that it's already inhabited by a persnickety squirrel. Since each is asleep during the other's waking hours, the two begin exchanging notes.

This is a sweet opposites-attract friendship story that gently shows how to find common ground despite outward differences. With these notes, squirrel does her best to oust her unwelcome guest, but Bat misunderstands and thinks Squirrel is happy to have a new friend.

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Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street

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Scholastic Inc. #ad - When eva sits on her stoop trying to complete a school assignment by writing about what happens in her neighborhood, she gets a great deal of advice and action Scholastic.

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Author: A True Story

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HMH Books for Young Readers 9780618260102 #ad - So begins the story of helen Lester, author of Tacky the Penguin and many other popular books for children. By sharing her struggles as a child and later as a successful author, she demonstrates that hurdles are part of the process. Scholastic. She even gives writing tips, such as keeping a "fizzle box. Helen lester uses her unique ability to laugh at her mistakes to create both a guide for young writers and an amusing personal story of the disappointments and triumphs of a writer's life.

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The Best Story

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Dial Books #ad - The best story is one that comes from the heart the library is having a contest for the best story, and the quirky narrator of this story just has to win that rollercoaster ride with her favorite author! But what makes a story the best? Her brother Tim says the best stories have lots of action. Hmh books for Young Readers.

Her father thinks the best stories are the funniest. Scholastic. A story that does all these things doesn?t seem quite right, though, and the one thing the whole family can agree on is that the best story has to be your own. Dial Books. And aunt jane tells her the best stories have to make people cry. Anne wilsdorf?s hilarious illustrations perfectly capture this colorful family and their outrageous stories in Eileen Spinelli?s heartfelt tale about creativity and finding your own voice.

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Poor Louie

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Candlewick #ad - Even the playdates with mom’s friends — despite their little crawling creatures who pull Louie’s ears — aren’t all that bad. Scholastic. Candlewick. But then things get weird: cold food on the floor, two little sweaters, no room in the bed, and lots of new stuff coming into the house in pairs — two small beds, two seats in the stroller.

. Does that bode double trouble ahead, or could there be a happier surprise in store for Louie? With perfect visual pacing, Tony Fucile takes a familiar story and gives it a comic spin. Hmh books for Young Readers. Dial Books. Poor louie! life is perfect for this pup until Mom’s belly starts getting bigger.

Poor Louie #ad - A funny and touching tale for big siblings from the illustrator of the Bink and Gollie series. Louie’s life is great! a walk on the leash every morning, ice cream on Sundays, snuggling in bed at night with Mom and Dad.

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Interrupting Chicken

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Candlewick #ad - Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? The charming 2011 Caldecott Honor Book is available in paperback for the first time. The delivery is catskill perfect; readers will fall hard for the antics of this hapless pair.

Publishers weekly starred reviewit’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story — and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. Scholastic. Candlewick. But the chicken can’t help herself! whether the tale is Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters.

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Fireflies

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Aladdin Books #ad - Aladdin Books. Dial Books. A young boy is proud of having caught a jar full of fireflies, which seems to him like owning a piece of moonlight, but as the light begins to dim he realizes he must set the insects free or they will die. Candlewick Press MA. Hmh books for Young Readers. Scholastic. Candlewick.

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I Wanna New Room

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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 9780399254055 #ad - Dial Books. Aladdin Books. Hmh books for Young Readers. Candlewick Press MA. Candlewick. Ethan always breaks stuff, snores like a walrus, and sticks crayons up his nose. Scholastic. No hardworking, so alex puts pencil to paper again, practically grown-up boy like Alex should have to put up with that!Writing letters to his mom convinced her to let him get his pet iguana, well-behaved, this time determined to get his own room.

Ever since their baby sister came along, Alex has been forced to share a room with his little brother, Ethan, and it's a nightmare. Though all of his powers of persuasion can't get his dad to expand the house, he does come through with a fun alternative to give Alex some space of his own. Putnam Publishing Group.

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Mitchell Goes Bowling

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Candlewick #ad - Pizza! giant crashing noises! special shoes! but as mitchell picks up the biggest ball and quickly learns the word gutter, and when Dad does a little kick with his leg and earns a big X on the scoreboard, Mitchell starts to get peevish. Battle on! head to the lanes for another hilarious, high-energy story as four-year-old Mitchell and his obliging dad strike a winning deal.

Mitchell liked to knock things down. That’s just how he rolled. One saturday, when mitchell almost knocks down his dad, his dad catches him and puts him in the car. Hmh books for Young Readers. Candlewick. Dial Books. How can mitchell get a chance to do a steamin’-hot-potato-dance too? With wit, warmth, and comedic charm, Hallie Durand and Tony Fucile roll another strike with this tale of a lovably rambunctious child and his doting dad.

Mitchell Goes Bowling #ad - Aladdin Books. Putnam Publishing Group. Scholastic. Candlewick Press MA. And when they step into the bowling alley, Mitchell feels right at home.

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Reading Makes You Feel Good Todd Parr Classics

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Candlewick Press MA. Dial Books. Targeted to those first beginning to read, labels, this book invites children to read the main text as well as all the funny signs, and messages hidden in the pictures. Scholastic. With todd parr's trademark bright, bold pictures and silly scenes, kids will learn that reading isn't something that just happens at school or at home-it can happen anywhere! Todd shows us all the fun ways we can read- from in the library and in bed to in the bathtub and on the road.

Little Brown Young Readers. Hmh books for Young Readers. Putnam Publishing Group. Candlewick. Aladdin Books. Reading makes you feel good because. You can imagine you are a scary dinosaur, you can make someone feel better when they are sick, And you can do it anywhere!Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading.

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