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Little sparrow, great joy

Vanilla Ice Cream

Title: Vanilla Ice Cream
By: Bob Graham

What a lovely book! Vanilla Ice Cream tells how one living being can make a difference in another being’s life. The hero of our story is a little sparrow in India who finds an open bag of rice on a truck and proceeds to hop inside. It is his nature ... [Read more]

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The bears and the bees

The Bear's Song

Title: The Bear's Song
By: Benjamin Chaud

Little Bear follows a bee from their home in the forest to a busy city, with Papa Bear in pursuit. Each two-page spread is filled with busy, detailed scenes to feast your eyes on. With each turn of the page we see the progress of the chase, through busy streets ... [Read more]

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Crack! Homuran!

Take Me Out to the Yakyu

Title: Take Me Out to the Yakyu
By: Aaron Meshon

This is a thoroughly enjoyable book about a Japanese-American boy going to baseball games in Japan and America with his Jiji and Pop Pop. We learn the differences and similarities in how the two cultures experience the pastime of baseball/yakyu. Hungry during the game? Let’s eat some peanuts and popcorn; ... [Read more]

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Sweeter than honey

Brother Hugo and the Bear

Title: Brother Hugo and the Bear
By: Katy Beebe

What happens when you have a library book due and it gets eaten by a bear? Brother Hugo is unable to return the copy of the letters of St. Augustine that he’d borrowed from the Abbey library because a bear decided that the "words of St. Augustine are sweeter than ... [Read more]

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Gaston unique


Title: Gaston
By: Kelly DiPucchio

One of these things doesn’t go with the other...or do they? Gaston is a funny story about what makes a family a family. Mrs. Poodle has three children the size of a teacup. Her fourth, Gaston, is the size of a teapot! He doesn’t look like a poodle at all. ... [Read more]

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An old family tale

Fiona's Lace

Title: Fiona's Lace
By: Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco is a wonderful storyteller, and a good number of her books are about her family. This is the story of her great-great-grandmother, Fiona, who as a young girl came over from Ireland along with her mother, father, and younger sister Ailiah to start a new life in Chicago. ... [Read more]

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Story Without Words


Title: Ice
By: Arthur Geisert

A children's book of immense beauty. The illustrations were so detailed and of such high caliber, I found myself reading it more than once. Enjoyable for both children and adults. A visual pleasure. [Read more]

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