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Classic Books to Read

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Here is a list of ten recommended books with a brief description of each one. These books are not only good stories, but they address topics that are still relevant today. Topics like censorship, racism and societal pressure.

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Reading Gives You Superpowers

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This Public Service Announcement by Dav Pilkey, reminds us what is cool about reading. It is not only good for our ability to speak and write, but it also great for our imagination. A healthy imagination gives us superpowers!

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Dominoes at the Seattle Public Library

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What a fun day at the library! This video combines the joy of reading with the thrill of a domino chain. Get inspired to start your summer reading with a little help from the Seattle Public Library.

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Eric Carle Reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Author and illustrator Eric Carle reads his award winning book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Enjoy the beautiful collage artwork as you hear the book read out loud.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 40

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This video celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Hungry Caterpillar. In the interview with Eric Carle, we learn about the hungry caterpillar, Eric’s childhood, and how he creates his artwork.

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The Wolf and the House Dog

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A big thanks to Cian, Michael, and Alex who narrate this fun stop motion animation of Aesop’s fable The Wolf and the House Dog. Find an answer to the question “Who has a better life: the hungry wolf or the pampered house dog?”

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Gonzo, Kermit, and a wonderful supporting cast of Muppets illuminate The Boy Who Cried Wolf, one of Aesop’s most recognized fables. In true Muppet fashion the retelling includes a song, good humor, and an unexpected twist!

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Vegetables Picture Dictionary

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Meet lots of cute vegetables and learn a little bit about each one in this picture dictionary video. This video is designed for children, but can also be used for adult learners. See the whole series for more animated vocabulary.

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Anatomy Picture Dictionary

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See and hear each word in this fun video picture dictionary. Each picture includes the written word to help anyone learning English increase their vocabulary. A great tool for learning the names of body parts we all share.

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Picture Dictionary

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This picture dictionary is an exciting tour through the English alphabet. The lively animation is perfect for young learners and will keep them entertained as they learn new words.

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