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Marley: a dog like no other – John Grogan

Meet Marley‚

a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large‚

rowdy Labrador retriever.

Marley is always getting into trouble‚

whether he is stealing underwear‚

crashing through doors‚

or drooling on guests‚

some may say he′s the World′s Worst Dog!

But those who know and love Marley accept him as a dog like no other.

His heart is pure and his larger−than−life personality irresistible.

He brings joy to his family‚ the Grogans‚ and teaches them what really matters in life.

Esio Trot – Roald Dahl

https://i1.wp.com/images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/ff/9c/35472-ml-51137.jpgMr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver, but her heart belongs to Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is too shy to approach Mrs. Silver, until one day he comes up with a brilliant idea to win her heart. If Mr. Hoppy’s plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. But it’s going to take one hundred and forty tortoises, an ancient spell, and a little bit of magic.

Good reads

Scholastic

A dog’s purpose – W. Bruce Cameron

415ngrzyqul-_sy344_bo1204203200_Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

Good Reads

Amazon

Where is the green sheep? Mem Fox & Judy Horacek

There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?

 Powell’s Books

Penguin

Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate Di Camillo

“My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog.” With these words, ten-year-old Opal Buloni begins her account of the summer her life changed because of Winn-Dixie, a goofy stray dog she adopted. Opal and her father, whom she usually refers to as “the preacher,” have just moved to Naomi, Florida.
Her mother abandoned the family when Opal was three. Opal’s father is the preacher at the Open Arms Baptist Church of Naomi. Although they are living at the Friendly Corners Trailer Park, Opal does not have any friends yet. The move and her loneliness make Opal miss her fun loving mother more than ever. She wants to know more about her mother, but the preacher, who misses his wife very much, won’t answer her questions.
With the help of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to meet a number of people in her community, some quite eccentric. As the summer progresses, Opal builds a number of friendships with people of all ages and types. She also convinces her father to tell her ten things about her mother, one for every year of Opal’s life. Opal’s story is both humorous and poignant as she learns about friendships, families, and moving on.

Children’s books
Fantastic Fiction

Sing (movie)

The Lorax – Dr Seuss

Long ago Once-ler chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba-loots, and Humming-Fishes. Bewitched by the beauty of the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. (“It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat.”) As the trees swiftly disappear and the denizens leave for greener pastures, the fuzzy yellow Lorax (who speaks for the trees “for the trees have no tongues”) repeatedly warns the Once-ler, but his words of wisdom are for naught. Finally the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants), leaving only a rock engraved “UNLESS.” Thus, with his own colorful version of a compelling morality play, Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to fool with Mother Nature. But as you might expect from Seuss, all hope is not lost-the Once-ler has saved a single Truffula Tree seed! Our fate now rests in the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future.

Amazon
Virtual PTA

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