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The Empty Fridge

Gaetan Doremus Wilkins Farago, 2013 It seems everyone in Andrew’s block has been so busy during the day, they’ve forgotten to buy anything for dinner. Their fridges are empty…but not
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Janell Cannon Toronto: Harcourt, Inc. 1997 When Verdi’s mother tells him to grow up big and green, Verdi can’t imagine why. All the big green snakes seem lazy, boring and
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If You Want to See a Whale

Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2013 If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what NOT to look at. Pink
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Kathryn Otoshi. Publishers Group West, 2008. Blue is a quiet colour. Red’s a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. The other colours don’t like what they see, but what
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Peter H. Reynolds Candlewick, 2004 Ramon likes to draw but after his brother criticizes his art, Ramon gets frustrated and loses interest in his art. Then his sister shows that
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The Sneetches

Dr. Seuss New York: Random House, 1961 Themes: inclusion, equality, inner worth, jealousy, justice, prejudice, discrimination, outer differences, friendship The Star-Belly Sneetches think they are the best, and look down upon Sneetches without “stars
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My Mouth is a Volcano

Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman Chattanooga, TN: National Center for Youth Issues, 2005 Themes: interrupting, self-control, behaviour, listening, speaking, words, waiting, respect Louis always interrupts. All of his thoughts are
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The Old, Old Man and the Very Little Boy

Kristine L. Franklin and Terea Shaffer Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1992 Themes: aging, story telling, life reflection, young at heart Description: An African boy loves to listen to the village
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Ollie and Claire

  Tiffany Strelitz Haber and Matthew Cordell Toronto: Philomel Books (Penguin Readers Group), 2013 Themes: friendship, routine, boredom, adventure   Description: Ollie and Claire are as tight as two friends can
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