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Amanda's Pick

The American Girl series
by Susan S. Adler
J AME

I remember reading this series in elementary school. I enjoyed every story, but the stories I loved the most were with Samantha. I even got an American Girl doll one year for Christmas that looked just like me but with an old fashioned dress to look like Samantha.

Holly's Picks


Real Friends
by Shannon Hale
J GN HAL

This is a great graphic novel for helping kids understand the dynamics of friendship, how they can and should be kind to all.

Kortney's Pick

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 
Judy Blume
J BLU

This is the first book in Judy Blume's classic "Fudge" series, and it focuses on Peter and the misadventures of Peter's younger brother whose nickname is Fudge. Siblings equal mayhem in this funny book that I read for the first time when I was in elementary school.  

Laura's Pick

The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids 
by Tammy Gagne
J 636.7 GAG

Animal Science was one of my favorite subjects in school. I was always obsessed with dogs, so I really enjoyed reading books on the canine group. 

Nancy's Pick
 
Bread and Jam for Frances
by Russell Hoban
E HOB

One of my all-time favorite read-alouds! Frances, the little badger, and her best friend Albert have the very best lunchbox menus.

Sarah's Pick

Good Night Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
E BRO

When I was in kindergarten, I always asked my mom or dad to read this book to me every night. My mom says the book had a way of calming me down since I was always on the go. 

Sharon's Pick

The Art Lesson
by Tomie dePaola
E DEP
 
I've always loved Tomie dePaola, and this book is about him and his love for art at a very young age. This is a story explains how he was encouraged by an art teacher in his 1st grade class. 
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