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Get ready for spring with these spectacular titles, hand-picked by Seesaw editor Kate Miller!
Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky
This is not your typical alphabet book! Zebra is directing a play and has the perfect parts for all of his animal friends. The only problem is that Moose has a hard time waiting for his turn. Children will giggle over all of Moose’s interruptions and will have fun figuring out what each letter stands for in the play!
Fly Guy Presents: Sharks by Tedd Arnold
In this new Fly Guy reader, Buzz and his pet, Fly Guy, are going on a trip to the aquarium. Fly Guy has a fear of sharks, but the more he learns about them the less scary they become. This is a great introduction to nonfiction text with simple facts and labeled photographs.
What If You Had Animal Teeth!? by Sandra Markle, illus. by Howard McWilliam
We all lose our baby teeth at one time or another, but have you ever wondered what it would be like if animal teeth grew in their place? In this book, readers can compare what it would be like if humans had 11 different types of animals teeth instead of their own. The two-page spreads are unique, with facts and photographs of the animals on one side and illustrations of children with animal teeth on the other. This book teaches facts about dental health in a hilarious and approachable way.
Little Dog Lost by Monica Carnesi
Everyone loves a good dog story—and in this case, it is based on a true story about a dog named Baltic! This little dog is trapped on a sheet of ice and readers will learn about his dramatic rescue. This heartwarming picture book with simple text and watercolor illustrations is a great introduction to narrative nonfiction.
Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Heather Ross
Chloe is a one-of-a-kind little girl who may not be that good at sports, video games, or dancing, but she is great at making crafts! When her best friend, Emma, has a birthday party, Chloe wants to create the perfect present. But will a handmade gift be good enough? If you’re a Pinterest, Etsy, or DIY family, then Crafty Chloe is a must-
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