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Kids Read With IBC | The Watcher, by Jeanette Winter

Have you ever wondered more about who Jane was in the movie Tarzan? Where did she come from, and why did Jane think it was so important to come and study the gorillas in the movie? In The Watcher, a great biographical story about Jane Goodall’s life that’s written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter, we find out who Jane is, and how important it is to be patient for good things to come. Who is Jane Goodall? Jane Goodall is a primatologist – someone who studies primates. We learn in The Watcher how Jane loved watching animals at a young...

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Never Smile at A Monkey! And 17 Other Important Things to Remember

How many of you have gone to the zoo and looked at an animal and had them start to go crazy? Do they start jumping around and screaming? Or maybe you and the animal make eye contact and they just walk away like they could care less that you are standing there! In this great non-fiction story called Never Smile At A Monkey, by Steve Jenkins, he tells us what we should and shouldn’t do to animals if we encounter them. My first impression of this book was that it was a little scary. You have a giant monkey...

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Kids Read With IBC | Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems

We all had that one thing that we carried around with us when we were kids. Maybe yours was a stuffy or a blanket. Mine, it was a pink and white blanket that my Grandma made for me. It’s ratty and full of holes now. It lays in my cat’s bed and has all his toys on top of it. Mo Willems wrote this adorable story about Trixie, who lives in New York City with her parents. Knuffle Bunny is about Trixie’s prized possession – her bunny. Trixie is going to the laundromat with her dad. When they load...

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Kids Read With IBC | Larf, by Ashley Spires

I was going through the shelves at my school library one day when our librarian asked me if I was looking for anything in particular. I told her I wasn’t, that I was just looking. She suggested this great, colorful book written and illustrated by Ashley Spires, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Spires takes our local history and adds a fun twist to the story of Larf. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and there has always been talk of Bigfoot or Sasquatch living in the mountains, but no actual sightings of him or her have...

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