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ANIMAL SCHOOL: What Class Are You?
by Michelle Lord
illustrated by Michael Garland


This poetic exploration of the five animal classifications uses rhythmic, rhyming text to introduce children to the fascinating world of vertebrates. Back matter includes an index, a glossary of scientific terms, and a table with examples from each classification.

★ “Both beautiful and educational.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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There's a Pig in My Class!
by Johanna Thydell
Charlotte Ramel, Illustrator

A lonely pig dressed and disguised as a student sneaks into school where he enjoys lunchtime and making new friends in this story that expands on the definition of inclusion.

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PICTURE BOOK

Hunter Moran Digs Deep
by Patricia Reilly Giff

Two-time Newbery-Honor-winner Patricia Reilly Giff's Hunter Moran hunts for a long-buried treasure—tearing up the town and getting into some tight spots in the process in this humorous and heartwarming third book about Hunter. A companion to Hunter Moran Saves the Universe and Hunter Moran Hangs Out.

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MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos
by Vivian Vande Velde
Steve Björkman, Illustrator

In this uproariously funny chapter book, a group of small animals manages to turn an elementary school into a real zoo.

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Classroom Picks . . .
Preschool Picture Books
Mia's Thumb
by Ljuba Stille
Ljuba Stille, Illustrator

Mia sucks her thumb. Young readers will laugh at this offbeat picture book, and exasperated adults will be pleased to find a book that addresses this common childhood compulsion with humor and compassion.

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