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Tea With Oliver
Tea With Oliver
Publisher HarperCollins
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Oliver the cat would like someone to have tea with. He has no idea that under the couch is a shy mouse, named Philbert who would love to be his friend. If only Oliver would notice him...

“Charming and as sweet as a tea cake." (Picture book. 4-8) — Kirkus (starred Review)

“The illustrations give the book a warm and inviting feel….[and] encourages friendship among those who are different from one another.” — School Library Journal

A New School Year: Poem Stories in Six Voices
A New School Year: Poem Stories in Six Voices
Publisher Charlesbridge
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By Sally Derby, Illustrated by Mika Song
6 kids each with different ages and backgrounds deal with their first day of school. Told as alternating prose poems.

“Honest and diverse, touching and good, this book’s a keeper.” — School Library Journal

"Diverse in so many ways, this could be a springboard to readers’ own poems about school." (Picture book/poetry 4-10) — Kirkus (starred Review)

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Harry and Clare's Amazing Staycation
Harry and Clare's Amazing Staycation
Publisher Tundra Books
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By Ted Staunton, Illustrated by Mika Song
Harry and his sister Clare are stuck at home for spring break. Luckily, they have great imaginations. Now if they can just play fair...

"A clever bit of conflict resolution, nonviolent and broadly applicable." (Picture book. 6-8) — Kirkus