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Brain Boosting Books

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Brain Boosting Books is a terrific Kids Wings Primary Collection of literature guides for 54 Award-winning Picture Books!  It is contained in a spiral-bound book with CD and Site License that allows sharing within one school!

The Books included are: 

Mockingbird Awards from Abilene Librarians for K-3:
Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray
Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop by Mark Weakland 
Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio 
Don’t Worry, Douglas! by David Melling 
The House on Dirty-Third Street by Jo Kittinger 
How To Teach a Slug To Read by Susan Pearson 
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
A Kangaroo’s Life by Ellen Lawrence
Katydids: Leaf Look-alikes by Natalie Lunis
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2012 Caldecott Honor Book)
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't) by Barbara Bottner
Neville by Norton Juster 
Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis Workshop Puffin Game 
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre 
Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost 
Swirl By Swirl: Spirals In Nature by Joyce Sidman 
Won-Ton: a Cat Tale Told In Haiku by Lee Wardlaw (paired with Kitten's First Full Moon)

Kids' Wings Award Books:
Even Aliens Need Snacks by Matthew McElligott
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen, Caldecott Honor 2013
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Caldecott Honor 2013
Hotshots by Chris L. Demarest (Pair with Fire! ¡Fuego! Brave Bomberos)
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (Pair with Rocket Writes a Story)
Just a Second by Steve Jenkins
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, Caldecott Medal, 2005 (paired with Won-Ton) 
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, by Mo Willems, Caldecott Honor 2005 (Pair with Kitten's First Full Moon)
Mom Operating Manual by Doreen Cronin and Laura Cornell
Nightsong by Ari Berk and Loren Long
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by David Small, Caldecott Honor 2013
Otto the Book Bear by Kate Cleminson
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, by Mary Logue, Caldecott Honor 2013 

TLA 2x2 Picture Books 2012
Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle by Mary Newell DePalma, puppy chase, toddler onomatopoeia
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, Ages 3-6. Clever nursery rhyme spin-off
Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds, Ages 4-8, Caldecott Honor 2013
Demolition by Sally Sutton, Ages 3-7, big machines with evocative sounds
Fire! ¡Fuego! Brave Bomberos by Susan Middleton Elya, Ages 3-6. Bilingual bravery
Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack, Ages 3-6, Six Slurpy Stories
Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack, Ages 3-6, New perspectives
Horsefly and Honeybee by Randy Cecil, Ages 4-8, Friends cooperate to survive.
How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan, Ages 5-8, A funny guide for kids
I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman, Ages 3-5, A cumulative, chaotic tale
It’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle, Ages 2-5, courage 
A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, Ages 2-5, body language
Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins, Ages 3-7, Marketing lemonade 
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas, (PK-2), Funny! A nervous singing cowboy spooks the cows.
Oddrey by Dave Whamond. 4-7, being different, bullying
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost, Ages 2-5. Looking at nature
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, Ages 4-8. What happens to a thief? Caldecott Medal 2013
Time for a Hug by Phillis & Green Gershator, Ages 3-5
Three Ninja Pigs by Cory Rosen Schwartz Ages 5-8, The three pigs are finally prepared for trouble! 
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, Ages 4-7, Moose has trouble directing the alphabet!

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