EARLY READER – AGES 6 TO 8

“The Longest Tongue Ever” by Aiden Woosol Lee
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“The Longest Tongue Ever” by Aiden Woosol Lee is the story of a bullfrog who is out minding his own business when a snake comes around, and the bullfrog eats it. Soon after, a venomous snake and a poison dart frog find him and say they will eat him! The bullfrog goes back to his tribe, and they try to get away from the snake and frog. On their way, they meet other animals and ask for help; each tells them to try something that works for themselves, but it doesn’t work for the frogs. They meet a capibara, a turtle, and finally, a wise sloth. The bullfrogs learn not to be like the other animals but instead do what works for them and not worry about anything else. read more
“Secrets in the Islands” by Lauren de Leeuw
“Secrets in the Islands” by Lauren de Leeuw 640 1024 Reader Views Kids
Sami Johnson isn’t your average twelve-year-old. She has super-famous archaeologist parents for one thing, so her parents’ renowned status casts a unique shadow on her upbringing. She doesn’t even go to a real school. She’s never met her best friends in real life because she studies with them completely through the internet. For her family’s latest adventure, they are off to the island of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the coast of Canada. Sami finds that there is a lot more excitement there than some mere archaeological finds. A “destruction” (construction) company is out to privatize ocean access, taking it away from the natives of the islands and destroying their heritage in the process. With the help of her new Haida friend, Alaya, Sami sets out to stop them before it is too late. read more
“Guac, the Avocado Bird” by Julie Branch-Evans
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One day a bird hatches from an avocado fruit in, “Guac, the Avocado Bird” by Julie Branch-Evans. He is green and has silly-looking wings. As far as he knows, he is the only avocado bird and he knows because he looks different, he will probably have a difficult time finding himself a home where he will feel safe and comfortable. As luck will have it, he finds a place with a vacancy sign, and he feels this will be the perfect home for him. But as he’s settling in, he never imagines that this very home will help him make new friends that will become like family to him. read more
“The Habitat for Me” by Ray Butrum
“The Habitat for Me” by Ray Butrum 792 1024 Reader Views Kids
In “Habitat for Me” by Ray Butrum, we are told the story of how one day a five-year-old girl tells her father that she is tired of where they are living, so she is going to move away by herself. Finding this humorous, her father asks how she will be able to take care of herself and where will she live. She explains that she has just learned about certain animals and all about the homes they live in, so she wants to live in one of those places with the animals. But after thinking more about it, she realizes the best place to live is right here with her father and mother. read more
“The Bundu Bunch Get to Write Their Names” by Allan Low
“The Bundu Bunch Get to Write Their Names” by Allan Low 1024 1024 Reader Views Kids
In “The Bundu Bunch Get to Write Their Names,” by Allan Low, a few orphaned children in South Africa figure out how to take care of themselves by working together and thinking creatively. After their parents pass away from AIDS, the children must struggle to carry water from a stream up a mountain every day. Having no money for school fees, the children are unable to attend class with other kids and learn to read and write. But the kids have some good ideas that will eventually help them achieve their goals. read more
“Ms. Alberta: Feline Barn Manager” by Diana Tuorto
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Feral barn cat Ms. Alberta has found a new loving home when she stumbles upon Mama’s horse barn in “Ms. Alberta: Feline Barn Manager” by Diana Tuorto. She loves spending time with Mama in the barn and knows when Mama is done caring for all the horses, there will be some special one-on-one time together with her snuggled up on a hay bale. Mama asks Ms. Alberta to come inside the house to live with her, but the cat is too hesitant to make such drastic changes. Mama respects Ms. Alberta’s wishes. read more