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Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton Book Trailer

bit.ly George is a dog with all the best intentions. And his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he ...youtube.com
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Review of the Day – Chuck Close: Face Book by ... - SLJ Blog Network

Review of the Day – Chuck Close: Face Book by ... - SLJ Blog Network | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
It is therefore with great relief that we come across Chuck Close: Face Book. Sure, I'm relieved that at long last there's an autobiography for kids by someone outside the children's literary sphere, but what really thrills me is the ...
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The Nonfiction Detectives: Chuck Close: Face Book

The Nonfiction Detectives: Chuck Close: Face Book | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
When I first heard about Chuck Close: Face Book I was a bit skeptical. I really liked Jan Greenberg's biography of the artist from 1998, Chuck Close, Up Close. Do we need another children's biography of Chuck Close?
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Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass by Freedman - Kiss the Book

Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass by Freedman - Kiss the Book | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
The black slave became Frederick Douglass, the most famous black person of his time, in America and in Europe. The white man became Abraham Lincoln, the president of the Emancipation Proclamation, which permanently ...
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The Little Skylark: Chuck Close & Keira Rathbone

The Little Skylark: Chuck Close & Keira Rathbone | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
I found a book in my library the other day- Chuck Close, Face Book. It is a beautiful book, and I was inspired to have a look at some of Chuck Close's other work. He is a photographer and an artist, and takes portraits and self ...
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Dougalss | The Amazing Blog of ...

I read the book Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass by Russell Freedman in the months of January and February. It is about how Lincoln and Douglass helped abolish the acts of slavery in the south. Douglass was an ...
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This is Dr. Peggy Sharp's #6 pick.

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Review of Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton - Sonderbooks

Review of Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton - Sonderbooks | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Review of Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton. Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton. Candlewick Press, 2012. 32 pages. Starred Review. This book is along the lines of No, David!, by David Shannon, but this time the naughty ...
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Almost Home by Joan Bauer (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer ...

Almost Home by Joan Bauer (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer ... | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heartWhen twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their... Location & Hours · Contact Us ...
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This is Dr. Peggy Sharp's #8 pick.

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Sonderbooks » Blog Archive » Review of Oh, No! by Candace ...

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Words by Candace Fleming Pictures by Eric Rohmann. Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House), New York, 2012. 36 pages. Starred Review 2012 Sonderbooks Stand-out #9 Picture Books. This book charmed me from the ...
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Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

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Unlike her Newbery Medal-winning novel, “When You Reach Me,” in which time travel is the subtext to all the interwoven story lines, Rebecca Stead's new book, “Liar & Spy,” is firmly grounded in the here and now.
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Oh, No! by Candace Fleming | Children's Books Guide

Oh, No! by Candace Fleming | Children's Books Guide | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
One of the greatest joys as a parent can often involve reading to your child. Sharing new worlds with them and watching them delight in a particularly wonderful story creates an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else-and let's not ...
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Why Jacqueline Woodson’s Honor means so much to...

Why Jacqueline Woodson’s Honor means so much to... | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Why Jacqueline Woodson’s Honor means so much to me… Jacqueline Woodson was just awarded the Coretta Scott King Honor Award for her book Each Kindness. I’d like to share a story of a kindness that she...
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Each Kindness is Dr. Peggy Sharp's #3 pick.

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Notes from all over: from the American Library Association to Queen Anne - The Seattle Times

Notes from all over: from the American Library Association to Queen Anne - The Seattle Times | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Notes from all over: from the American Library Association to Queen Anne
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Ivan's story inspired a novel, “The One and Only Ivan,” by Katherine Applegate. On Jan.
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The One and Only Ivan is Dr. Peggy Sharp's #7 pick.

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Review: Oh No, George! | Pawsh Magazine

Review: Oh No, George! | Pawsh Magazine | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Oh No, George! written and illustrated by Chris Haughton and published by Candlewick Press, is such a title. It tells the hilarious story of a well-intentioned pooch, George, who despite his best efforts always seems to find ...
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Chuck Close Face Book: Why is nobody in your art ever smiling?

Artist Chuck Close, best known for his larger than life portraits, is interviewed by a group of fifth grade students for his new kid's book ...youtube.com
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Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close «

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Suppose you were really bad at most school subjects. You had a hard time learning to read and couldn't memorize the times tables. But, suppose you were really good at art, really good. Artist Chuck Close was that kid.
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Shelf-employed: Black History Month - fact and fiction

Shelf-employed: Black History Month - fact and fiction | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Last year, I reviewed a copy of Russell Freedman's, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). The story of their friendship and the "back story," was ...
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This is the # 6 pick.

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Z IS FOR MOOSE, by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

A is for Apple. B is for Ball. C is for Cat. D is for Moose. Wait a second. That's not right. Zebra's A-list cast is a little mixed-up in ...youtube.com
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This is Dr. Peggy Sharp's #4 pick.

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Jen Robinson's Book Page: Oh No, George! Chris Haughton

Jen Robinson's Book Page: Oh No, George! Chris Haughton | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Author: Chris Haughton (@ChrisHaughton) Pages: 32 Age Range: 2 and up Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton is an excellent choice for preschoolers, particularly those who like dogs. George is a big dog who lives with...
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Bookshop Talk: LIAR & SPY by Rebecca Stead, 2012

Bookshop Talk: LIAR & SPY by Rebecca Stead, 2012 | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
LIAR & SPY by Rebecca Stead, 2012. When seventh grader Georges (the S is silent) moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy.
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This is Dr. Peggy Sharp's #9 pick.

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Amity Middle School Orange Book Blog: Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Amity Middle School Orange Book Blog: Almost Home by Joan Bauer | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Almost Home by Joan Bauer. This is a very dear story about a strong girl who loves her new puppy as much as she loves writing poetry. “I need a real house and a normal family,” says Sugar Mae Cole. She has had a tough ...
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This is Dr. Peggy Sharp's #8 pick.

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Randomly Reading: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Randomly Reading: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
One of my favorite books of 2012 is Jacqueline Woodson's Each Kindness, and now, I am happy to say, it has won the 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award given by the Cooperative Children's Book Center. The story begins one ...
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This is #3 pick.

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Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead - The Literate Mother

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead - The Literate Mother | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
Ratings Explanation Language: One instance of damn and one OMG expression. Adult Themes: When the story begins, Georges's family has lost their.
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The #9 pick for Dr. Peggy Sharp is LIar and Spy.

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Wins the 2013 ...

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Wins the 2013 ... | Dr. Peggy Sharp's Top Ten Book Picks for 2013 | Scoop.it
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins) is the 2013 Newbery Medal winner. Newbery Medal Committee Chair Steven Engelfried said, "Katherine Applegate gives readers a unique and unforgettable ...
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This is #7 pick for Dr. Peggy Sharp.

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