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Conejito: A Folktale from Panama by Margaret Read MacDonald

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This is the retelling of a folktale about a little rabbit on his way to visit his Tía Monica. On his way, he meets different animals who plan to make a meal of him, but he convinces them that he is too skinny, and that he will be much more filling on his way back, after his aunt has fattened him up. The author includes Spanish words to enhance the story, and the traditional song Tía Monica is repeated throughout the story.

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Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin

Grade 2

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Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin is the third book in the Chicken Squad series. Dirt, Sugar, Poppy and Sweetie are four chicken siblings who are sure to get into trouble when they’re together. This time, they’re trying to solve the mystery of the box in the backyard. Read Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin to learn what they find!

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Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed A City Girl’s World by Lonnie Hull Dupont

Ages 16+

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Kit Kat and Lucy were two cats who arrived in their humans’ lives a year apart and gave them what they’ve been missing. Lonnie and her husband Joe were long-time city people who moved to the country and settled in Michigan. Each cat having her own “personality,” Kit Kat and Lucy had to work their way into Lonnie and Joe’s hearts, and learn to get along with each other. The four became one big family, and Lonnie and Joe couldn’t imagine their lives without their furry friends.

Thanks to NetGalley.com for a review copy of this book.

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Middle School: Dog’s Best Friend by James Patterson and Chris Tebbets

Grades 3-6

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Middle schooler Rafe Khatchadorian decides to start a dog walking business when he sees his grandmother on the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. Soon he is walking dogs for many of his neighbors and is bringing in a lot of cash for his family. Everything is going great until he realizes that he has competition: two twins start to vandalize his flyers and steal his customers. Rafe has to hatch a plan to keep his business afloat while avoiding his kid sister Georgia who he is sure is out to make his life a living nightmare.