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It's Time for Back to School!

27 MAGIC WORDS

An irrepressible eleven-year-old with a vibrant imagination must reconcile her fantasies with reality in this beautifully written novel about facing the future.

★"Kobi's world is vividly portrayed, shimmering with just a soupçon of subtle magic from the opening pages."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL

Polka Dots for Poppy
by Amy Schwartz
Amy Schwartz, Illustrator

A New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book winner, Amy Schwartz has created an endearing picture book about sisters working together.

E-book available

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PICTURE BOOK

Grow! Raise! Catch!
How We Get Our Food
by Shelley Rotner

A colorful and kid-friendly breakdown of the farm-to-table process.

E-book available

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NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

Odd Socks
by Michelle Robinson
Rebecca Ashdown, Illustrator

A charming sock duo does their best to stick together in this rhyming picture book with bright, bold illustrations.

E-book available

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PICTURE BOOK

Classroom Picks . . . Celebrating Five Years of I Like to Read® Books!
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An I Like to Read® Book Level B
by Joe Cepeda
Joe Cepeda, Illustrator

Using 12 simple sight words, a beloved Pura Belpré honor-winning author and illustrator tells the story of a a boy who, pinwheel in hand, stands by a window on a windy day and—eureka!—he can fly!

E-book available
CCSS:
L.K.4, 5, 5a, 5c, 6
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.K.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
L.K.1, 1b, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
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The award-winning series continues with three new titles for fall! Discover more Classroom Picks here.