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    Silly Fun

    Pirate Jack Gets Dressed

    Written by Nancy Raines Day, illustrated by Allison Black It’s a colors book! It’s a colors book! I love it! I love it! Pirate Jack puts on layer after layer of colorful pieces to create a very fashionable look. A pirate’s got to look his best you know. This is written with a playful rhythm that can be read out loud over and over. I would do it in a pirate-y voice to make it SUPER fun. There are such cute characters in these beautifully graphic illustrations. Pirate Jack’s teddy bear, an octopus, a turtle, and a whale to name a few. You can even follow a one-eyed mouse (or…

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    Silly Fun

    T. REX TIME MACHINE

    by Jared Chapman Dinosaurs, comedy and hand delivered food unite! This is a hilarious read. Two T. Rexes find a time machine, decide to hop in because they smelled food, and off they go! Or is it off they came? Because they are here! In our modern world, they find food is found on every corner, or at a drive thru, or being hand delivered to them personally! AMAZING. Donuts, subs, pizza, microwave burritos, food FOOD FOOD! Oh, right, and there are people running around a freaking out for some reason. I wonder why? Hehe, wink wink. Maybe if they just realized how good they have it, you know, with…

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    Friendship

    Zola’s Elephant

    Written by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski Zola has got to have an elephant right? With that GIANT moving box, it’s got to be for an elephant. There is also a lot of thumping going on over at Zola’s house. It’s got to be her elephant. Elephants eat toast and get bubbly baths too you know. That’s why the running water and smell of toast. Of course, that must mean Zola is too busy to play with anyone else but her elephant. Right? There simply isn’t room for anyone. Or, maybe Zola doesn’t have an elephant? Oh no! I almost blew the whole thing! Borrow this super sweet…

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    Being Yourself

    Oliver, The Second-Largest Living Thing on Earth

    Written by Josh Crute, illustrations by John Taesoo Kim It’s a real problem. Living in someone else’s shadow. Oliver’s every day is a drag. Everyone comes to visit Sherman, the largest living thing on earth. Oliver is only the second largest, so he doesn’t get the attention. He doesn’t even get a sign. Sherman has a sign. People get their pictures taken in front of Sherman, and his sign. Oliver tries everything to get noticed. But Sherman will always draw the crowds, he will always be the largest. In sadness and woe, Oliver turns away from Sherman, tired of watching. But wait! Who does he notice but Agnes, the third-largest…

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    Hilarious,  Silly Fun

    Carnivores

    Written by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Dan Santat Hilarious! A group of carnivorous animals are getting all worked up and emotional because everyone thinks they are terrible. They have not been portrayed fairly. They are very misunderstood. So, they try to better their image by going vegetarian! Bahahaha! They also try other avenues to make a better impression. Things of course do not go according to plan. So, the wise old owl must swoop in with advice. Being a shark, you kinda have to eat fish, right?

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    Friendship,  Kindness

    Iver & Ellsworth

    Written by Casey Robinson, illustrated by Melissa Larson Ellsworth is a rooftop bear! Iver works in the building Ellsworth sits on. Iver also checks on Ellsworth everyday. Ellsworth has an unbreakable bond with Iver. He is the perfect friend and helper. He keeps Ellsworth in tip-top shape. Cleans him up, checks his ropes and also keeps him company. In return, Ellsworth loves to keep Iver company too. Iver likes to talk to Ellsworth. He points out that everyone else is always in such a rush, but not he & Ellsworth. They get to sit still and watch sunsets. They keep each other company, just sitting and watching together, as the…