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How to Catch an Elf

How to Catch an Elf

By Adam Wallace 32 pages Children

Danny Says

Adorable Christmas gift by the dependable author of the How to Catch series.
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

By Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain 32 pages Children

Danny Says

Brother and Sister Bear can't wait for Christmas and all the presents they'll open. But during the Christmas pageant something special happens! The Bear cubs learn a very valuable lesson about the joy of giving to others. Does it get any better than The Berenstain Bears?
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

By Gloria Houston 32 pages Children

Danny Says

With beautiful illustrations by Barbara Cooney, Houston has gifted us with a timeless Appalachian Classic that is always welcome for the holidays.
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

By Laurie Ann Thompson 40 pages Children

Danny Says

Born in Ghana with a deformed leg, Emmanuel chose to ignore the doubters around him and listen to his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. At age thirteen he became a cyclist and rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Beautiful story that brings me to tears every time I read it to students.
A Gold Star for Zog

A Gold Star for Zog

By Julia Donaldson 32 pages Children

Danny Says

Zog is the most eager student in the class, but he's also the most accident-prone. With each test (and each bump, bruise, or scrape), his dream of earning a gold star seems further away than ever. But a mysterious girl keeps coming to his rescue. And when Zog faces his toughest test yet, she may be just the person to help Zog win classroom glory! Includes wonderful illustrations by Axel Scheffler.
Black Dog

Black Dog

By Levi Pinfold 32 pages Children

Danny Says

When a huge black dog appears outside the Hope family home, each member of the household sees it and hides. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the black dog, who might not be as frightening as everyone else thinks.
Curse of the Boggin (The Library, Book 1)

Curse of the Boggin (The Library, Book 1)

By D. J. MacHale 256 pages Children

Danny Says

Had to throw-in a creepy book for Halloween! Marcus and his friends have found the key to unlock the Library. And they need to use it, because, clearly, something is up. Some strange guy in a bathrobe haunts them; fires rage and flare out in an instant; a creepy old lady shows up at Marcus’s house. Great way gateway to chapter books for younger readers.
The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

By Audrey Vernick 40 pages Children

Danny Says

Beginning in 1922, when Edith Houghton was only ten years old, she tried out for a women’s professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies. Though she was the smallest on the field, soon reporters were talking about “The Kid” and her incredible skill, and crowds were packing the stands to see her play. Boys love it because it’s about baseball, and girls love reading about a female protagonist who overcomes plenty obstacles to succeed.
My Dog's a Chicken

My Dog's a Chicken

By Susan McElroy Montanari 40 pages Children

Danny Says

Lula Mae wants a puppy, but times are hard and she’ll just have to make do. Her family has plenty of chickens, so she decides maybe a chicken can be a dog. Do I have to tell you why this is such fun read aloud with kids?
Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration

Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration

By Simon Sinek 160 pages Children

Danny Says

Sinek is one of the hottest thought leaders on leadership, and his other books are geared toward businesspeople. Technically, this book was written for kids, but I think the broader audience is all of us lazy readers looking for quick leadership inspiration.
We're All Wonders

We're All Wonders

By R. J. Palacio 32 pages Children

Danny Says

Choose Kind. That’s the wonderful message of Wonder, the inspiration of this picture book version of the popular young adult book that will soon be a major motion picture. I’d like to give a copy to every member of Congress and the President of the United States.
How to Get Your Teacher Ready

How to Get Your Teacher Ready

By Jean Reagan 32 pages Children

Danny Says

The new school year is beginning, so what better book to excite your kiddos about rejoining the academic treadmill?
Just Like Me

Just Like Me

By Nancy Cavanaugh 256 pages Children

Danny Says

Adopted from China, Julia is struggling with her heritage. She is sent to summer camp to learn to become friends with her “Chinese sisters.” Through many mishaps, she comes to terms with her life story.
The Hole Story of the Doughnut

The Hole Story of the Doughnut

By Pat Miller 40 pages Children

Danny Says

This is the true story of Captain Hanson Gregory and how the tasty treat we call doughnuts came about in a very peculiar and unique way. Children will love the colorful illustrations and the facts that bring this sweet story to life.
101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath

101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath

By Stacy McAnulty 40 pages Children

Danny Says

The little boy gives multiple reasons why he cannot take a bath; however, he ends up needing to give reasons not to get out of the bath in the end.

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