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Top books for spring break or anytime

Published: March 24, 2014, 11:31 am, by Carol McGraw

 

Booksource  suggests this list of “Spring Fever Books” for kids and teachers. It’s based on what is being read nationwide from grades K-12.

l.  “Elephants Cannot  Dance” preschool-2:  Piggie tries to teach Gerald the elephant a few new dance moves.

2. “Cabin Fever,”  grades 4-7: Greg as he tries to prove his innocence after being accused for damaging school property.

3. “I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus,” K-5:  Collection of  unpublished work by Jack Prelutsky.

4. “Parts,” pre-K-3:  Boy thinks his body is falling apart ( humorous).

5. “Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes”,  grades 2-5: Six  fairy tales get new spin.

6. “The Bad Beginning,”  grades 4 through 12: Three  children try to save their inheritance after the death of  parents.

7.”Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid,” K-3:  Boy learns about the shortest president of the United States.

8. “Fake Mustache,” grades 2-5:  Boy defends humanity after t friend tries to take over the world.

9.”The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes,” grades 4-12:   Collection of memorable moments from  cartoon strip.

10. “Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever!”,  grades 2-5:  1,500 jokes.