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Are You My Mother?

By P.D. Eastman
Published by Random House, 1960
A little newborn bird tirelessly looks for his mother until they are reunited at last.
A great book for young children. No curricular connection
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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The Matchbox Diary

By Paul Fleischman

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Published by Candlewick Press, 2013

A little girl is visiting her great-grandfather and he tells her to choose something from his room and he will tell her about it.  She chooses a cigar box filled with little matchboxes.  In each box is a small object, and tells a story about her great-grandfather as a young boy, illiterate, but wanting to remember his life in Italy, his journey to America, and the hard road his family took to get to where they are now.  

A great history book to accompany discussion about immigration into the United States and the realities of the difficult lives that immigrants experienced.

Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection, Amazon Best Book

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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The Shape Game

by Anthony Browne

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Published by Doubleday, 2003

Loosely based on his experiences, Anthony Browne writes a story about a family who goes to an art museum for their mother’s birthday.  Though they were anxious at first, they have a good time and talk about many interesting things during the course of their experience.  

Great examples of different way art is used and how it can be appreciated in different ways by all types and ages of people.

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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