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Bruce Degen
Degen talks about the inspiration for SNOW JOKE.
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SNOW JOKE: An I Like to Read® Book
by Bruce Degen


This charming and humorous easy-to-read picture book explores the relationship between two animal friends, Red and Bunny, as they spend the day playing in the snow.
warm reception from new readers—Kirkus Reviews

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You Make Me Smile
by Layn Marlow
Layn Marlow, Illustrator

Soft illustrations follow a rosy-cheeked girl through the steps of building a charming snowman. His radish-red nose, shiny black eyes, and perfect smile will warm the hearts of readers.

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Snow Day for Mouse
by Judy Cox
Jeffrey Ebbeler, Illustrator

On a snowy day, Mouse is swept outside where he plays in the snow, ice skates on a frozen puddle, and makes sure his friends the birds get something to eat.

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Classroom Picks . . . Biographies
Becoming Ben Franklin
How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty
by Russell Freedman

In 1723 Ben Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a poor and friendless seventeen-year-old who had run away from his family and an apprenticeship in Boston. Sixty-two years later he stepped ashore in nearly the same spot but was greeted by cannons, bells, and a cheering crowd, now a distinguished statesman, renowned author, and world-famous scientist. Here is the story of how a rebellious apprentice became an American icon.

CCSS:
4: RL.4, 7
4-8: SL.1
5-6: L.5, RL.10, SL.2, 4, W.1-3, 7, 9
6: RI.2-3, 8, SL.1, 4-5
6-8: RI.2, 6-7
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Incorporating Common Core State Standards, this round up of stellar biographies of iconic figures in American history will fascinate young readers. Check out more of this month's Classroom Picks here.