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Watch a video of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

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Mystery Picture Books



.     Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Missing Eye   by Eth Clifford

     Piggins   by Jane Yolen

     The Robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner   by Eileen Christelow

     Eleventh Hour   by Graeme Base

     Detective LaRue   by Mark Teague

     Alphabet Mystery   by Audrey Wood

     The Mystery of King Karfu   by Doug Cushman

     The Web Files   by Margie Palantini  (a spoof on Dragnet)

       Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective   by David Biedrzycki

       Grandpa's Teeth   by Rod Clement

       Miss Mallard Series  by Robert Quackenbush

       Taxi to Intrigue

       Enigma: A Magical Mystery  by Graeme Base

       Nate the Great: and the Halloween Hunt
                                  and the Snowy Trail by Marjorie Sharmat

These are technically chapter books but they have simple text and abundant illustrations:
       Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery and sequels by David Adler

       The High-Rise Private Eyes Mysteries  by Cynthia Rylant









The story of a boy who becomes a caveman. Wonderfully animated with sound effects and a self marking comprehension test at the end! You have the option to have this story read to you with real audio! (right off the web!) or learn to read difficult story words before starting. It's all on the next page!

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Teaching someone to handle a Book



In cultures that have had little or no exposure to books, handling a book properly is a skill that must be learned.

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Reading snippets

Have fifth graders each read a snippet over the
intercom each morning. One snippet is for PreK-2 and the other is 3-5. It is a few sentences from a popular book, must include the main character's name. Children can guess the title of the book. One winner is chosen for each group per day. Rewards are either left over bookfair books or a coupon to check out additional books.

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