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and the making of BENNY GOODMAN & TEDDY WILSON!

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PLANTS FEED ME

by Lizzy Rockwell

"This simplest of informational picture books offers a sensible, sunny celebration of the plants . . . that we eat."—Kirkus Reviews

"Perfect for developing readers."—School Library Journal

E-book available

PICTURE BOOK

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You Can't Have Too Many Friends!
by Mordicai Gerstein
Mordicai Gerstein, Illustrator

In this adaptation of "Drakestail," a classic French fairytale, Duck goes on an epic quest to retrieve jellybeans from the king with lots of help from his unusual friends.

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PICTURE BOOK

Toe Shoe Mouse
by Jan Carr
Jennifer A. Bell, Illustrator

A charming and resourceful mouse seeks refuge in a grand old theater, where he falls in love with dance and wins the heart of a prima ballerina.

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PICTURE BOOK

The Story of Passover
by David A. Adler
Jill Weber, Illustrator

The story of Moses and the journey toward freedom for the Hebrews is retold for children. An illustration of the Seder plate shows the traditional food and explains different customs for celebrating Passover.

E-book available

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PICTURE BOOK

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson
Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
James E. Ransome, Illustrator

Celebrate Jazz Apppreciation Month and National Poetry Month in April!

Expressive poetry honors the first widely seen integrated jazz performance: the debut of the Benny Goodman quartet with Teddy Wilson in Chicago in 1936.

Check out the educator's guide.

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NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

Lords of Trillium
Book III of the Nightshade Chronicles
by Hilary Wagner
Omar Rayyan, Illustrator

The dramatic and satisfying conclusion to the Nightshade Chronicles reveals the secret of the Nightshade rats' unique powers and resolves old rivalries and conflicts.

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New to the series? LIMITED TIME OFFER! FREE E-BOOK available for NIGHTSHADE CITY: Book I in the Nightshade Chronicles! Visit your preferred e-tailer at: Kobo.com, BN.com, or Amazon.com.

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MIDDLE-GRADE FANTASY

Classroom Picks . . . I Like to Read® Books for the Emergent Reader

Bad Dog
An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by David McPhail
David McPhail, Illustrator

Forgiveness and love triumph in the end for a family dog who is rarely on his best behavior.

E-book available

CCSS:
K: RF. 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL. 1-10
1: RF. 1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL. 1-9
2: RL. 1-7
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COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Here are new I Like to Read® books which all align with the Common Core State Standards. Check out this month's Classroom Picks here.