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HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Eric A. Kimmel
illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman


The 25th anniversary edition of this beloved Caldecott Honor-winning classic includes insightful notes from author Eric A. Kimmel and Holiday House publisher John Briggs, who recall both the story and its renowned illustrator, Trina Schart Hyman, with joy and fondness.

★"In this splendidly illustrated, humorous tale, Hershel outwits, one by one, eight fearsome goblins who not only haunt an old synagogue, but also have been forestalling Hanukkah in a nearby village. . . . Rarely are author and illustrator so in tune.—Kirkus Reviews

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PICTURE BOOK

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The Orphan and the Mouse
by Martha Freeman
David McPhail, Illustrator

Set in 1949 and taking inspiration from E. B. White's Stuart Little, this heartwarming novel is about a 10-year-old orphan named Caro and a mouse who join forces to expose baby-napping criminals and make the orphanage a safe haven for mice for generations to come.

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The Girls of Gettysburg
by Bobbi Miller

Pickett's Charge is the powerful climax of this gripping, deeply affecting Civil War novel, told from the perspectives of three girls: a frivolous Union loyalist, a free Black, and a southern girl disguised as a boy fighting in the Confederate Army.

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MIDDLE-GRADE HISTORICAL FICTION

Classroom Picks . . . Informational Texts
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Beavers
by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons, Illustrator

With their sharp teeth, powerful tails, and big webbed feet, beavers are extraordinary creatures. Includes information about where they live, what they eat, and how they raise their young.

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CCSS:
K-3: RI.2, 6, 7
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Incorporating Common Core State Standards, these picture books will have young readers marveling at the world around them! Check out more of this month's Classroom Picks here.