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Cinderella and the Furry Slippers

Cinderella and the Furry Slippers

Cinderella and the Furry Slippers, by David Cali, illustrations by Raphaëlle Barbanègre
Grades: Pre-K - 2

Cinderella is dying to go to the ball. She’s seen pictures of the fancy castle and the handsome prince, she’s heard the fairy tales about true love, she’s found the perfect dress in Princess magazine and she’s even found an ad for a Fairy Godmother. She’s set. Except the fairy godmother doesn’t look like the one in the ad. And the castle doesn’t look like the picture. And the prince . . . well, Cinderella decides her fairy tale ending is going to look different — and be a whole lot more fun.

I am a Cat

I am a Cat

I am a Cat, by Galia Bernstein
Grades: Pre-K - 2

Simon the housecat points out that he may not roar like a lion or run fast like a cheetah, but he has many other things in common with the big cats.

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer, by Diane Stanley, illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Grades: 3 - 5

A fascinating look at Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron.

Playdates Rule

Playdates Rule

Playdates Rule, by Rob McClurkan
Grades: Pre-K - 1

Ezra invites his elephant friend, Finley, over for a playdate and they have a wonderful time, despite the rules Ezra’s parents must proclaim throughout the day.

Secret Coders

Secret Coders

Secret Coders, by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Grades 4 - 8

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

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