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#993 - The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
Written by Laura Shovan
Illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Wendy Lamb Books   4/2/2016
248 pages    Ages 8—12

2016 Cybils Awards Nominee in Poetry… 862 more words

Children's Books

#992 - Out the Window by Cybèle Young

Out the Window
Written and Illustrated by Cybèle Young
Groundwood Books  2/25/2013
978- 1-55498-370-4
30 pages   Ages 1—4

“It’s frustrating when you accidentally throw your ball out the window, especially if you are just too small to see where it has gone. 540 more words

Children's Books

#987 - Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross, and Cool Animals by Charles Ghigna

Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals
Written by Charles Ghigna
Liberty Street  10/11/2016
128 pages    Ages 8—12

“The Star-Nosed Mole. The Blowfish. 1,193 more words


Todd's Treasure Box Items -Fur Pelt

Get Ready! When The Devil’s Den is released the hunt will start!

This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a fur pelt like Brody and Joseph had in The Devil’s Trap. 68 more words


In finding the middle way

I recently read a beautifully illustrated version of “The Emperor’s new Clothes” with my Grade 2 classes during their library period. I can’t but help feeling like that little boy all the time, first astonished and puzzled whether I’m the only one to notice that there are no clothes, then worried that my vision is inadequate to see, and then when I shout out “the emperor has no clothes” my cry is not caught up and echoed, but rather people turn or face down in embarrassment as if it were I caught naked in a public place. 541 more words


The sorry tale of Old John

We thought we would take the opportunity to repost this…

Some time ago we published an excerpt from a short novel by Lois Elsden, written for reluctant readers. 826 more words

Lois Elsden

Against the spin

Michael Panckridge

Ford St

ISBN  9781925272499

RRP $14.95

Age 10+

Date of publication October 2016

Reviewer Megan Stuart

Against the spin is the second book in the legend series. 42 more words

Junior Novel