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ANDREW DRAWS
by David McPhail


Andrew draws, and draws, and draws. He becomes so skilled that his work springs to life in this whimsical story of a small boy who does the extraordinary and reminds readers of the power that both art and the artist can wield.

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"The story and its wild-haired protagonist are simply charming...Inspiring."—Kirkus Reviews

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PICTURE BOOK

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Cats Are Cats
by Valeri Gorbachev
Valeri Gorbachev, Illustrator

One day Miss Bell bought a tiny kitten. He had stripes like a tiger, a tail like a tiger, and a smile like a tiger. So Miss Bell named him Tiger. Sure enough, he grew into a huge tiger, and took over the whole house, but Miss Bell loved him just the same. "Cats are cats," she said cheerfully.

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PICTURE BOOK

But!
by Tim Hamilton
Tim Hamilton, Illustrator

In Halibut Bay, Eddie and his dog Phil must give up their plans for fishing to help ailing Aunt Sue with her chores, which include throwing a pirate birthday for Sue's friend, a one-footed pirate named Captain Rugbeard.

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PICTURE BOOK

Roller Derby Rivals
by Sue Macy
Matt Collins, Illustrator

A legendary high-speed, hard-hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena at the 69th Regiment Armory—and for the first time, thousands of television viewers. Here is the story of two remarkable athletes at the dawn of televised sports.

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NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
by David A. Adler

A portrait of the man who became a passionate conservationist, skilled outdoorsman, and Nobel Peace Prize-winning mediator, as well as one of the U.S.'s most colorful and energetic presidents.

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NONFICTION

Nanny X
by Madelyn Rosenberg

Ten-year-old Ali and eight-year-old Jake learn that their new nanny is actually an undercover crime buster in an action-packed and hilarious novel that stars a Mary Poppins for the 21st century.

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Backwards Moon
by Mary Losure

A magical story featuring two courageous young witches who, with some help from a lonely farmer and a talking raccoon, brave the dangers of the city to save their valley and one of the last community of witches on earth from the threat of encroaching human civilization.

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Classroom Picks . . . New I Like to Read® Books for the Emergent Reader
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Animals Work
An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by Ted Lewin
Ted Lewin, Illustrator

This picture book not only teaches readers about the variety of work animals perform but also depicts the give-and-take dynamic of human/animal relationships.

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CCSS:
RI. K.1-10
W. K.2, 3, 5, 7-8
SL. K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 4-6
L.K.1, 1b, 1f, 2, 2a-b, 4, 5, 5c, 6
RF.K .1, 1a-c, 2, 3, 3a-b, 4
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I LIKE TO READ® BOOKS AND COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
I Like to Read® books can be used to meet the Common Core State Standards. Check out more of this month's Classroom Picks here.