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The Almost Terrible Playdate

Richard Torrey

Two children with vastly different ideas about what they want to do during their playdate engage in a mock-battle staged with crayon illustrations depicting their increasingly steadfast and elaborate ideas about playing princess, fighting dragons, riding ponies and racing cars. Ages 3 to 7.

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Before I Leave

Jessixa Bagley

When a little hedgehog's family tells her they're moving far away, she and her anteater best friend decide to play one last time, like nothing is changing. And though it's hard, they discover that while some things have to change, the most important things find a way of working out. Ages 5 to 7.

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Big Nate Blasts Off

Lincoln Peirce

Good news: Nate has a crush on Ruby. But after his scrap with Randy Betancourt makes headlines in the Weekly Bugle, he’s got a problem WAY worse than detention! Can Nate bounce back? And will the annual Mud Bowl be a blast...or a bust? Ages 8 to 12.

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Daniel Finds a Poem

Micha Archer

When Daniel sees a sign on the park gate that says “Poetry in the Park, Sunday at 6,” he wonders, “What is poetry?”—and is surprised when a spider tells him: “To me, poetry is when morning dew glistens.” This leads the curious little boy to seek out other park animals and pose the same question. After he hears from Squirrel, Chipmunk, Frog, Turtle, Cricket, and Owl, Daniel creates a lovely poem that he recites at Poetry in the Park, in front of a crowd of poetry-lovers, including all his animal friends. Ages 5 to 8.

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The Great Pet Escape

Victoria Jamieson

The class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT . . . and GW (short for George Washington), the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets. Inconceivable! Ages 6 to 10.

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