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Susan Moynihan
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I think these will become classics
I just got in a bunch of new books, and I can't decide which one I like the most!  Each one is more brilliant than the last! This one Oops Pounce Quick Run! An Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy was a sleeper, I saw the cover and thought "cute."  Then I read it. ...

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Loved this Book
I just finished Just My Luck  by Cammie McGovern.  I love books with great characters, and this book is no exception.  The narrator in this book, Benny Barrows, is wonderfully authentic.  He is the kind of kid that fourth graders can relate to - he worries ...

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I have just discovered the character of Dory (I don't think she has a last name) from Dory Fantasmagory and   Dory and the Real True Friend  by Abby Hanlon.  (Penguin/Random House). What a great, refreshing character Dory is.  And hilarious.   In the first ...

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Just read this
What a great list of picture books to teach theme! http://pernillesripp.com/2015/10/03/great-picture-books-to-teach-theme/

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New Books
It is hard to describe the feeling I get when a new shipment of books arrives.  I feel my heart rate increasing.  I feel excitement.  I feel joy.  This is one of the greatest pleasures of being a school librarian.  I think of how excited the kids will be to...

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Informational Nonfiction for Kindergarteners
New Nonfiction A lot of childrens book publishers are coming out with beautiful new nonfiction informational books related to the Common Core standards.  One of my, and my Kindergarten teachers'  favorites, are the Bullfrog Books imprint, published by  Jump...

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Biographies can be extremely powerful read-alouds, as well as a segue into non-fiction.  Here are some of my all-time favorite picture book read-aloud biographies Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull I read it with a class of second-graders and you could have ...

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Oldies but Goodies
There are some books that stand the test of time, over and over again.  They are as popular today as when they were published.  I know this because I see how popular they are with the kids in my library.   Harold and the Purple Crayon   by Crockett Johnson ...
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