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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy to become "real."

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The Boxcar Children: Pizza Mystery

Who is trying very hard to put Piccolo's Pizzeria out of business?

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The Tiny Seed

The life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed.

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A Seed is Sleepy

A beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds.

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My Name is Sangoel

Sangoel is a refugee who endures the fact that no one can pronounce his name. He comes up with an ingenious solution and begins to feel at home.

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Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow

These books answer kids’ questions about the world around them—and encourage them to ask more.

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Monkey with a Toolbelt

Whether you need a beebersaw or a chisel, Chico Bon Bon's your monkey. He can build or fix just about anything.

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The Fort on Fourth Street: A Story About the Six Simple Machines

When a young child decides to build a fort in the backyard, Grandpa comes forward with the six simple machines to help.

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Diary of a Worm

A young worm discovers that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm.

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Iggy Peck, Architect

Iggy has one passion: building. When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge.

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Abel's Island

The story of a mouse who gets swept onto an island in a big storm and has to fend for himself in this new environment.

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I am a living thing

This book explains why people are living things and how we share needs with other living things, both plants and animals.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

What would it be like if food dropped like rain from the sky? What if you didn't like what fell? And what if too much came? What a mess!

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Water Can Be...

Water can be a thirst quencher, a kid drencher, a cloud fluffer, a fire snuffer Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year.

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Where Does Food Come From?

This photo essay takes a look at a variety of childhood favorites, tracing different kinds of foods back to their source in words and photographs.

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