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Leprechaun's Gold

Pamela Duncan Edwards (2004), 32 pages
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Audience: Preschool - 3rd Grade
Category: Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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Long ago, in Ireland, there lived an man know as Old Pat. Old Pat was a very good harpist, he was also very kind and very generous. In the same village lived a man known as Young Tom. Tom learned to play the harp from Old Pat, but Tom was boastful and shelfish. The two traveled together to the King's Harping Contest. On the way, they come across a leprechaun in trouble. Will Old Pat's generosity get him in trouble with the little people or will it win him the leprechauns' gold?
Reviewed by: caroll
Date read: 4/20/2010
ISBN-10: 0066239745
ISBN-13: 9780066239743
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Let's Do Nothing!

Tony Fucile (2009), 40 pages
Illustrated by Tony Fucile
Audience: Preschool - K
Category: Humor, Picture Books
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Frankie and Sal are two boys who have done everything, many times over. What can they do now? Nothing. They decide to do nothing! Can they do nothing? Laugh-out-loud as they try to do nothing and discover a universal truth.
Reviewed by: hap
Date read: 4/8/2011
ISBN-10: 0763634409
ISBN-13: 9780763634407
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Library Lion

Michelle Knudsen (2006), 48 pages
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
Category: Animal, Picture Books
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One day, a lion walks right past the circulation desk at the library, and begins to enjoy the activities, especially the story hour. There are only two rules at the library: no running, and be quiet. Although Mr. McBee doesn't like it, Miss Merriweather says that as long as the lion follows the rules, he can stay. Soon, the lion becomes a regular at the library, helping Miss Merriweather, and charming the patrons. But when Miss Merriweather breaks her arm, the lion roars to Mr. McBee for help. The lion has broken the rules; will he have to leave forever?
Similar books: Wild About Books by Judy Sierra: JE SIERRA
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 6/1/2009
ISBN-10: 0763622621
ISBN-13: 9780763622626
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Lights Out!

John Himmelman (1995), 32 pages
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Especially for Boys, Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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'Lights Out' by John Himmelman is a MUST read for the novice camper. Counselor Jim is having a difficult time getting the Scouts settled in for the night. The boys can't seem to fall asleep. They keep imagining all kinds of creatures who are just waiting until the lights are turned out to eat them, suck their blood, or make them sick. But never fear, Counselor Jim puts all their fears 'to bed' and the boys turn off the lights and fall fast asleep. The young reader will love the surprise ending that just might get those lights turned right back on!
Similar authors: Alex Harvey; Gwendolyn Hooks
Similar books: Olivia Goes Camping by Alex Harvey; The Noisy Night: A Pet Club Story by Gwendolyn Hooks; Scare a Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin; Camping Day by Patricia Lakin; Camping Catastrophe by Abby Klein; I'm Not Scared by Kirsten Hall
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 8/3/2011
ISBN-10: 081673450X
ISBN-13: 9780816734504
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes (1996), 32 pages
Illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Category: Animal, Especially for Girls, Picture Books
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Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. Trouble comes when Lilly takes her purple plastic purse, three quarters, and movie star sunglasses to school. She has to show them to her class and doesn't listen when Mr. Slinger tells her to wait. Mr. Slinger takes them away for the day. Lilly is furious and no longer wants to be a teacher! She writes a mean note to Mr. Slinger, but she is very sorry about it later. The apology and forgiveness are wonderful elements, especially the interpretive dance!
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/28/2009
ISBN-10: 0688128971
ISBN-13: 9780688128975
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