Elem. Fiction

Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

Written by Jennifer Robin Barr Have you ever wanted something so bad, you would do anything to get it? Jimmy has. He lives in Philadelphia just across the street from Shibe Ballpark. From his roof, you can watch a baseball game of the Philadelphia A’s. His family supplements their income by charging for tickets to …

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Each Tiny Spark

Written by Pablo Cartaya A Social Studies assignment ignites a spark in a Middle School classroom. As students work on their projects they find themselves in a heated real-life debate over a school district plan to merge students from two different schools. Students start to discover their history, their beliefs, their community, their opinions, and …

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Not If I Can Help It

Written by Carolyn Mackler While Sensory Processing Disorder gives Willa something to cause her to feel out of place and “weird,” she has managed to make a best friend who doesn’t know anything about Willa’s condition. Compartmentalizing and therapy help Willa appear “normal” and allow her to feel like she is more like other people. …

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The First Christmas Sweater

(and the Sheep Who Changed Everything) Written by Ryan Tubridy, Illustrated by Chris Judge Hillary is a rainbow-colored sheep. She lives on a farm with other traditional sheep. There are two things she loves: making lists and Christmas. She loves everything about Christmas! Then one day her best friend, Didya, relays the news that Santa …

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The Little Snowplow Wishes For Snow

Written by Lora Koehler, Illustrated by Jake Parker Another great story for The Little Snowplow!! Such a cute book with incredible illustrations. This book is fun to read and it takes the reader on a little adventure and seeing wishes come true. It talks about being helpful to your friends. I would highly recommend this …

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Weird Little Robots

Written by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken In the backyard of the house where Penny Rose recently moved is an old shed, where she tinkers and builds little robots out of lost treasures and broken items she finds around town. What she hasn’t found around her new town are friends. She tells herself it’s …

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All the Colors of Magic

Written by Valija Zinck, Translated by Helen Jennings All her life, Penelope has lived with her mother, grandmother, and cat Coco at their “dragon” house. She lives an ordinary life, except for the fact that she is the only girl in town with ash-grey hair. One day her mother gets injured by a tractor and …

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