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R. Gregory Christie
Christie MOUSETROPOLIS is a brand new book from R. Gregory Christie.
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R. Gregory Christie
Author PhotoR. Gregory Christie talks about
city life and how the metropolitan landscape inspired the imagery in his new book,
MOUSTROPOLIS!
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LOOK AND BE GRATEFUL
by Tomie dePaola


"Today is today, and it is a gift," writes Tomie dePaola. Simply told, penned in graceful hand-lettering and illustrated with jewel-like paintings, this inspiring picture book encourages each one of us to be thankful.

★ "Simple and radiant."Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"With its naive beauty and unaffected solemnity, it's a little book that may quickly become a treasured keepsake."Publishers Weekly

E-book available

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PICTURE BOOK

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My Dog, Bob
by Richard Torrey
Richard Torrey, Illustrator

Although Bob loses the best dog contest, he is a dog unlike any other—he cooks breakfast for himself and his family, drives the family car and digs for dinosaur bones with a paleontologist!

E-book available

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PICTURE BOOK

Is That a Cat?
by Tim Hamilton
Tim Hamilton, Illustrator

Zaniness abounds in this picture book about a series of mistaken identities. Several animals, an elf, and a bird-watcher are all searching for different things, but what they find at the end of a wacky chain of events is even better!

E-book available

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PICTURE BOOK

Mousetropolis
by R. Gregory Christie
R. Gregory Christie, Illustrator

In this reimagining of the classic Aesop fable, City Mouse and his cousin, Country Mouse, exchange visits and, although they find many things to like in each other's homes, they quickly learn that each prefers the familiarity of his own dwelling.

E-book available

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PICTURE BOOK

Stormstruck!
by John Macfarlane

To save his aging Labrador retriever, twelve-year-old Sam sets sail with his dog in a boat. But as the pair battle one danger after another, Sam must finally face the real grief he has been trying to escape—his brother's death in Afghanistan.

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The Safest Lie
by Angela Cerrito

In this historical novel set in 1940, nine-year-old Anna Bauman, separated from her family and smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto, struggles to both hide and hold onto her Jewish identity.

E-book available.

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

Cat Got a Lot
An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by Steve Henry
Steve Henry, Illustrator

Cat goes searching for a fish and winds up getting presents for all his friends in this easy-to-read companion to Happy Cat that celebrates friendship and generosity.

CCSS:
L.K.1, 1b, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
W.K.3, 5, 6, 8
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2-6
L.K.4, 4a, 5, 5c, 6
RL.K.1-5, 7, 9, 10
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 3a, 3c, 4
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I Like to Read® Books are just right for beginning readers! Aligned with Common Core State Standards, each title is available in hardcover, paperback and e-book formats! Visit the I Like To Read® site and discover more classroom picks here.