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Recommended books 

  
A few favorite picture books

Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom

Good Night, Gorilla

So Much

The Story of Ferdinand

Mouse Paint

Eating the Alphabet

Jump, Frog, Jump!

I Love My Hair!

In the Small, Small Pond

In the Tall, Tall Grass

One Hundred Hungry Ants

Mouse Count

Feast for 10

Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres (Tana Hoban)

Emeka’s Gift

Fraction Action

Fraction Fun

Each Orange Had 8 Slices

Fish Eyes

Pink and Say

A few favorite books for teens and tweens

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Skin I’m In (or other books by Sharon Flake)

Monster (or other books by Walter Dean Myers)

The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 (or other books by Christopher Paul Curtis)

How I Found the Strong by Margaret McMullan

A Few Favorite Authors

Lloyd Alexander 

Judy Blume 

Roald Dahl

Mem Fox 

C.S. Lewis

Lois Lowry

Walter Dean Meyers 

Phillip Pullman 

Rick Riordan 

J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter series)

Louis Sachar

Dr. Seuss (Go, Dog, Go!, Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, and Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb)

Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events)