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  • Mama Hen's big day - Read On
    but can t find the right spot to do so British illustrator Latter contrasts the worried narration with cheerful pastoral watercolors in bright blues reds and greens Several spots that look promising to Mama Hen are already occupied by animals best avoided a cat a porcupine a fox though even these tend to appear more friendly than threatening the porcupine s quills resemble a paintbrush and the prowling cat wears a wide smile Eventually the hen lays her egg on the tippy top of the tallest mountain which is arguably the most dangerous spot yet with the sea roiling against a rocky shore far below Yet Latter ends the story there with Mama Hen learning The best place of all to lay her egg is wherever Mama is The story may leave readers wanting more but Latter s paintings are a high point Her loose ink outlines festooned with dots swirls and other flourishes create a lively yet reassuring atmosphere while Mama Hen s apostrophe shaped eyes effectively convey determination alarm and tenderness Ages 4 8 Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Summary Mama Hen is getting ready to lay her egg She wants to

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  • When we wake - Read On
    protest the wrongs of the world environmental collapse social discrimination and political injustice But on what should have been the best day of Tegan s life she dies and wakes up a hundred years in the future locked in a government facility with no idea what happened Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived which makes her an instant celebrity even though all

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  • Shadowkiller - Read On
    year long nightmare But her darkest hour has yet to come Nestled in the warm domestic cocoon of loving husbandand family Allison finally feels safe unaware that astranger s brutal murder on a Caribbean island is the first step in an intricate plan to destroy everything in her life For seasoned NYPD Detective Rocky Manzillo the signs are clear that something terrible has emerged from the shadows a murder victim

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  • Perfectly Percy - Read On
    to protect his fragile balloons A perfectly Percy idea Schmid conveys Percy s frustration and elation with a handful of adorable charcoal lines a few sketched in items of interest such as a box of burst balloons labeled trezr and backgrounds in pastel blues greens and lavenders Pacing is slow it takes Percy eight spreads of thinking He thought things all the day He thought thoughts through the night before

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  • I'm not reading! - Read On
    sisters cousins and more Just then along came Tiny Chick s school friends and their brothers and sisters and cousins Although Baby Owl ends up buried in chicks some minor parental intervention handily sets things right A somewhat slight but nonetheless entertaining story starring this easily rattled owl Ages 3 5 Mar c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Summary Adorable irresistible Baby Owl I m Not

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  • Prairie chicken little - Read On
    you know that this is so The repetition invites chiming in from young readers who will also find plenty to chuckle at in Cole s Unspoken bustling watercolor ink and colored pencil illustrations which convey the animals overblown fright with comedic bravado Things get a bit convoluted as the story reaches its climax when Slim Brody the sly coyote tries to lead the animals astray but the book remains a lively take on this familiar tale Ages 4 8 Mar c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved School Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted K Gr 2 When Mary McBlicken hears a rumbling and a grumbling and a tumbling she thinks a stampede is coming The bison grazing peacefully nearby eye her curiously as she frantically heads toward the ranch to warn Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan She encounters Jeffrey Snog the prairie dog Beau Grabbit the jack rabbit and June Spark the meadowlark who follow her lickety splickety toward the ranch Unfortunately they encounter Slim Brody the sly coyote whose evil intentions become clear when the shortcut he shows them leads to his den Red Dog Dan riding his horse Cowboy Stan hears the ruckus and comes to the rescue With the coyote gone they realize that what Mary thought was a stampede is just her empty stomach making noises Cowboy Stan cooks up a satisfying supper that they share as the red sun sets on the prairie Cartoon characters with large expressive eyes hurry across a painterly prairie under a wide blue sky with white clouds The contrast heightens tension as does the placid spread that shows the friends following the coyote to his den The simple text with its rhyming words and repeated

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  • Shame a novel - Read On
    in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary The novel that set the stage for his modern classic The Satanic Verses Shame is Salman Rushdie s phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is not quite Pakistan In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men one a celebrated wager of war the other a debauched lover of pleasure Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor

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  • Let's meet a teacher - Read On
    Home Fiction L Let s meet a teacher Let s meet a teacher Author Heos Bridget Publisher Millbrook Press 2013 ISBN 9780761390268 lib bdg alk paper Find in Library Reader

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