Anastasia Suen

Developmental Editor

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King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code

King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code
by Dori Hillestad Butler (Author) and Nancy Meyers (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Kayla and Mason both got mysterious letters, written in code.

What does Kayla know?

1. The same person left both letters.
2. It’s someone she and Mason both know.
3. The two letters are the same, except for the second word.

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery.

Snippet:
“Who would leave a strange letter on
our doormat?” Kayla asks.

Sniff…sniff.. The
paper smells like
oatmeal. I LOVE
oatmeal. It’s my
favorite food!

It also smells like
Kaya’s friend Jillian.

Could Jillian have
left it?

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Look, a Shark!

Look, a Shark!
by Tessa Kenan (Author)

Booktalk: Look out! There’s a shark! Learn all about this famous predator and see full-color photographs of the variety of types, from a small pup (baby shark) to a Great White. Diagrams will help beginning readers identify the body parts of sharks.

Snippet:
There are many kinds of sharks.
One is longer than a bus.
One is shorter than a ruler.

Also available in Spanish as Mira, Un Tiburon!

Nonfiction Monday

It’s Nonfiction Monday!

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Duck, Duck, Porcupine!

Duck, Duck, Porcupine!
by Salina Yoon (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Big Duck likes to boss around her younger brother, Little Duck, and she fancies herself the leader of their trio–when joined by their gentle friend Porcupine. Little Duck doesn’t speak yet, but through his expressions and his actions, he shows that he has a better grasp on any situation than his older sister. Told entirely through dialogue and visual storytelling with subtle humor throughout, Little Duck ends up getting the trio out of whatever jam they are in. (An early reader with three chapters)

Snippet:

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