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Quirky Book Lists: Classroom Pets

Think­ing about adding a class­room pet? Read and think again!   8 Class Pets + 1 Squir­rel [÷] 1 Dog = Chaos writ­ten by Vivian Vande Velde illus­trat­ed by Steve Bjork­man Hol­i­day House, 2012 Squir­rel likes liv­ing near a school play­ground. He’s not so sure about going inside, though, espe­cial­ly when he’s chased there by […]

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A Trip to the Art Museum

by Vic­ki Palmquist   Arlo’s Artra­geous Adven­ture! David LaRochelle Ster­ling Children’s Books, 2013 When Arlo’s grand­moth­er drags him to the art muse­um, he can’t imag­ine how he’ll be inter­est­ed. Some­thing odd catch­es his eye and he soon real­izes the paint­ings have things to say that sur­prise and delight him—and the read­er. Fun and quirky, with […]

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Quirky Book Lists: Go Fly a Kite!

by The Bookol­o­gist Curi­ous George Flies a Kite H.A. Rey HMH Books for Young Read­ers, 1977 (reis­sue of 1958 edi­tion)Ages 5–8 First George is curi­ous about some bun­nies, then about fish­ing, and then about his friend Billy’s kite. All’s well that ends well. Ages 5–8.   Days with Frog and Toad Arnold Lobel 1979 Harper­CollinsAges […]

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Books Starring Dachshunds

by Vic­ki Palmquist   The Hal­­­lo-Wiener Dav Pilkey Scholas­tic, 1999 Oscar, the dachs­hund, wants to wear a scary cos­tume for Hal­loween but his moth­er has oth­er ideas. She sews him a hot-dog bun with mus­tard and he must wear it so he doesn’t hurt her feel­ings. It’s hard to nav­i­gate and his friends get to […]