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Today's book 07/06/2015
The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock Rosenstock, Barb. THE NOISY PAINT BOX New York : Knopf, 2014 Vasily Kandinsky was a pioneer of abstract painting, but as a child he was encouraged to be serious about his studies. He studied to become a lawyer and put his childhood hobby of painting...

Today's book 07/04/2015
Poem-Mobiles by J. Patrick Lewis Lewis, J. Patrick. POEM-MOBILES New York : Schwartz Wade, 2014 Two of children’s poetry’s most prolific and entertaining writers pair up to bring you a collection of wild and wonderful poems about cars. But you won’t see these cars on the highway! The poe...

Today's book 06/11/2015
Footer Davis Might Be Possibly Is Crazy by Susan Vaught Vaught, Susan. FOOTER DAVIS MIGHT BE PROBABLY IS CRAZY New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015 IL 5-8, RL 5.4 ISBN 1481422766 Footer Davis' mother just "ain't right". That's what they all say. Actually, she has...

Today's book 06/09/2015
Loot by Jude Watson Watson, Jude. LOOT : HOW TO STEAL A FORTUNE New York : Scholastic, 2014 IL 5-8, RL 4.2 ISBN 0545468027 Advice from Alfie McQuin to his son, March: *Never trust a guy who says “trust me”. *If you think nothing can go wrong---you’d better think again. *Panic doesn’t get...

Today's book 06/08/2015
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord Lord, Cynthia. HALF A CHANCE New York : Scholastic, 2014 IL 3-6, RL 4.3 ISBN 0545035333 When you take pictures do you just point and shoot? Do you frame your picture? Do you consider the “story” the photo will tell? Lucy’s family has just moved into a year r...

Learning Commons Links
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