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review 2017-04-07 00:45
Silly Dilly Duckling
Silly Dilly Ducklling - Claire Freedman,Jane Chapman

Silly Dilly Duckling written by Claire Freedman is a 1.8 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. This story is about a baby duck whose feather falls out and drifts in the wind. The duckling thinks she must find it. A hedgehog and mouse try to help Dilly find the feather. However, Dilly returns home empty handed. Dilly's mother then says that one day she will lose all her down so new big feathers can grow in. This makes Dilly happy. This is a perfect book for young readers just starting school. It can be put in a lesson about growing up to teach that change is good, not scary. 

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review 2017-04-07 00:29
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

The very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle is a 2.9 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. The story follows the week of a caterpillar as he eats quite a bit of food. The caterpillar eats so much in the end, he turns into a butterfly. The illustrations are eye catching and interesting. This simple book can be used to teach the days of the week to early learners, but also the life cycle of a butterfly to older elementary. 

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review 2017-04-07 00:24
The Little Engine the Could
The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper,Doris Hauman,George Hauman

The little Engine that Could written by Watty Piper is a 3.5 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. This story is about a train engine that is running smoothly on his track until he comes to a large hill. The train chants "I think I can" until he is able to cross over the summit. This is a perfect book for teaching persistence. It could be used to teach students to never give up and chase their dreams no matter how big or small. 

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review 2017-04-07 00:20
Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you See
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin Jr.,Eric Carle

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See by Eric Carle is a 1.5 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. This story is a simple picture book about various animals that a bear sees. The story goes though many colors and also has beautiful illustrations. This book could be used when teaching a unit on colors or a unit on the five senses when related to sight. 

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review 2017-04-07 00:11
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams,William Nicholson

The Velveteen Rabbit written by Margery Williams is a 4.7 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. The book is about a stuffed rabbit that loves his boy. One day the boy gets sick and must throw out the stuffed bunny because it carries germs. This makes the rabbit sad. However, the rabbit soon turns into a real bunny and gets to live a new life in the forest next to the boy's house. This is a perfect book for young children as a read aloud for the beginning of school. It demonstrates that growing up is inevitable, but it is also very exciting. 

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