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There’s A Giraffe In My Soup – Ross Burach

What if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entree, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish?  If you are a fan of Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers, you’ll enjoy this picture book. This laugh-out-loud picture book works well for making predictions and partner talk.

A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder

Often times good fantasy books are several hundred pages long.  A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder is a modern fairy tale rich with detail and description. It is a relatively quick read at only 150 pages.

The chapters alternate between the voices of a human child named Luna and a water sprite named Perdita (Perdy).  Both of these characters want to save their respective sisters, Willow and Pelagia (Gia).   Their two worlds collide when Willow falls sick after drinking some swamp water and Pelagia is left behind when the other water sprites go through the door to the world beyond.The fates of the two sets of sisters are more closely entwined than any of them would expect. Will a charmed locket made by Pelagia be the key to reuniting the water sprites and saving Willow’s life? This is a story of love, perseverance and hope.

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