Desmond-Fish Kids

Great Reads in the Children’s Room



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B. Bear and Lolly Off to School by A. A. Livingston

B. Bear, formerly known as Baby Bear, from the classic story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” realizes the importance of friendship when he and his best friend Lolly attend the first day of school.


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The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler

A happy little school bus and Driver Bob wake up early to pick up children, drop them off at school, then head to the garage for some minor repairs.


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Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece by Patricia Polacco

Because she is afraid to read an essay aloud in English class, young Patricia is invited to take Mr. Wayne’s drama class where she paints sets, participates in fun exercises, and memorizes every part in the play the others are rehearsing.




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The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats  by Sandra Markle

Recently large populations of little brown bats have been dying off. Is a virus killing them? Could climate change or pesticides be the cause? Follow the scientists working to save the little brown bats in this real-life science mystery.


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Locomotive  by Brian Floca

It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.




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Transformers Optimus Prime’s Friends and Foes  by Katharine Turner

Optimus Prime, a Transformer on a quest for peace, and describes his friends the Autobots, including Wheeljack and Mirage, as well as his nemesis Megatron and the other evil Decepticons.


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Pinkalicious  Pink Around the Rink  by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious’s new ice skates are plain white, so before she takes them out on the ice she decides to color them with her cotton candy pink magic marker.




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Ship of Dolls  by Shirley Parentau

Can a ship carrying Friendship Dolls to Japan be Lexie’s ticket to see her fun-loving mother again? A heartwarming historical novel inspired by a little-known true event.


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Behind the Plate by Jake Maddox

Danny has been the star catcher on his baseball team for three years, but this year his feelings about his parents’ divorce seem to be effecting even routine plays.



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