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Harry Oulton
Oulton talks about writing A PIG CALLED HEATHER.
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The author discusses the inspiration behind his new middle-grade novel, A PIG CALLED HEATHER.
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OWL BOY
by Brian Schatell


In this laugh-out-loud picture book, owl-obsessed Al spends a night with his favorite creatures—and learns an important lesson along the way.

"An offbeat tale about following your dreams, no matter where they might lead."—Kirkus Reviews

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PICTURE BOOK

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Astrid the Fly
by Maria Jönsson
Maria Jönsson, Illustrator

Astrid loves exploring. With her big eyes, two wings, and four legs, she can fly super-fast. But her daredevil ways soon get her in trouble! Astrid's irresistible thirst for adventure will have readers rooting for her from start to finish.

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PICTURE BOOK

The Buk Buk Buk Festival
by Mary Jane Auch
Mary Jane Auch and Herm Auch, Illustrator

The literary adventures continue for the talented chicken, Henrietta. Fledgling author Henrietta sets the book festival all aflutter when she reveals she's a chicken in this hilarious companion to The Plot Chickens.

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PICTURE BOOK

Seven Second Delay
by Tom Easton

Pursued by ruthless government agents in a futuristic world of constant surveillance, Mila has only one advantage: a seven second delay on her video feed. With the entire country watching, Mila must use her seven seconds wisely to prevent a nationwide disaster—and save her own life.

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Classroom Picks . . . Informational Picture Books!
Simple Machines
Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys
by David A. Adler
Anna Raff, Illustrator

Two appealing kids and their comical cat introduce levers, wheels, pulleys, inclined planes, and more, and explain how they work. This lively introduction to physics will get kids excited about how simple machines simplify our lives.

CCSS:
RI.2.1-4, 6-10
L.2.3, 4, 4a-c, 4e, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 3f, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.2.1, 1a-c, 2-4, 6
W.2.2, 3, 5, 7 ,8
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These educational books are aligned with Common Core State Standards and are available in hardcover and e-book formats! Check out more of this month's Classroom Picks here.