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Many students are drawn to fantasies with richly imagined worlds. Here are some favorites for a wide range of ages -- enjoy getting lost in these wonderful worlds. This is an eclectic mix of picture books, graphic novels, middle grade novels and young adult fantasies. To explore a wider range, [...]
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
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Ten years ago, I started this website as a place to share book recommendations with parents. I wanted to tell parents not only about books I loved, but also ones I saw children responding to.I was struck by how often I felt overwhelmed as a young parent, looking for books [...]
Sun, Dec 09, 2018
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Do you have kids who love cars? Who doodle and draw all the time? Who only read graphic novels? You'll want to race out to get Lowriders Blast from the Past, the newest graphic novel from Cathy Camper and Raul the Third. Not only does this celebrate Latinx lowrider culture, [...]
Wed, Oct 03, 2018
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Katherine Applegate is one of my students' favorite authors. Her books include Home of the Brave and wishtree, both of which center around the experience of young immigrants. Jen Petro-Roy is a vital new voice for young readers. Her debut novel P.S. I Miss You has garnered national attention for [...]
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
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There's a new blog in town. That's right. After many great years, the Kid's Book Blog is riding into the sunset. But don't you fret. Your favorite St. Mary's County Librarians will still be suggesting their favorite picture books, as well as other books, movies, music, and online resources, on [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
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Submitted by Ms. Shannon!Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp. One moment Babysaurus was eating leaves with his Mamasaurus and having a lovely day. The next thing he knew, he had slipped all the way down her very long tail and he was completely lost! Babysaurus embarks on a journey to search for [...]
Wed, Apr 11, 2018
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Submitted by Ms. Tess!Can I Be Your Dog? is the title of this delightful book by Troy Cummings, and it's also the question that Arfy, the protagonist dog of this story, is asking everyone on Butternut Street, via letters sent to each house. First he writes to the "people at [...]
Fri, Apr 06, 2018
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Submitted by Ms. Shannon!Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. Little Pip-Pip is the smallest penguin in his family and he is very scared to go swimming in the big Antarctic ocean. He sees all of the other penguins having tons of fun playing in [...]
Wed, Apr 04, 2018
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Daddy Depot Written by Chana Stiefel Illustrated by Andy Snair A Feiwel and Friends Book 5/16/2017 978-1-250-05889-8 36 pages Ages 2—5 . Themes: Father's Day, Daddies, Choices Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book, Fantasy Synopsis • • • Come to • • • Daddy DEPOT The [...]
Fri, Jun 09, 2017
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Beach Party Surf Monkey Series: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 2 Written by Chris Grabenstein Illustrations by Brooke Allen Random House Children's Books 5/23/2017 978-0-553-53610-2 312 pages Ages 8—12 GIVEAWAY—WIN THIS BOOK! (CLICK LAST LINK, END OF REVIEW TO ENTER) . “Welcome to Wonderland— Hollywood by the [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
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Can an Aardvark Bark? Written by Melissa Stewart Illustrations by Steve Jenkins Beach Lane Books 6/13/2017 978-1-4814-5852-8 32 pages Ages 2—8 . “Bark! “ROAR! “WHINE! “Squeal! “Animals make all kinds of sounds. “But why do they make them? “And what do they mean?” [INSIDE JACKET] Review [WC 334] [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
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The Sand Warrior Series: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Written by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel Illustrations by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun Random House Books for Young Readers 5/02/2017 978-1-101-93586-6 256 pages Ages 8—12 . “Five worlds on the brink of extinction. Can three unlikely heroes save the [...]
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
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Tumblebooks: A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographic), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books.

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PebbleGo is the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research. The PebbleGo databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest.

pebblego-next PebbleGoNext
PebbleGo Next is the next step in research for students grades 3-6. PebbleGo Next is carefully aligned to grades 3-6 curriculum objectives. The databases is simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting along with a variety of downloadable, including prompts to inspire critical thinking.

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