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Air Disaster Volume 1 by by Macarthur Job and Matthew Tesch
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Big Work Machines by Patricia Relf
The Blue Day Book by Bradley Trevor Greive
Dame Edna Everage by John Lahr
A Day in the Jungle by Pat Patterson
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Divided by a Common Language by Christopher Davies
Follow the Zookeeper by Patricia Relf
The Golden Fury by Marian Castle
Hide-and-Seek Duck by Cyndy Szekeres
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
How Things Grow by Nancy Buss
I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
I Spy Mystery by Jean Marzollo
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime by Barbara Park
The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham
Marine Aquariums by Warren E. Burgess
Melanie Mouse's Moving Day by Cyndy Szekeres
Morris and Boris at the Circus by B. Wiseman
My Very First Book of Shapes by Eric Carle
One Fine Day by James Marshall
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart
So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Storage by Jennifer Lisle
Tiger with Wings by Barbara Esbensen
Trains by Byron Barton
Uncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel

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Uncle ElephantUncle Elephant: 11/15/06

What happens when an uncle is faced with the possibility that his nephew is now an orphan? That's the story of Uncle Elephant. Arnold Lobel treats this tough story with kindness, humor and heart. His illustrations show the heart break on both the uncle and the nephew even though neither character ever admits his pain to the other. The words, though chosen to be easy for young readers, are put together to show just how people in grief take measures to put up a strong front to the world. Although Uncle Elephant has a happy ending, the book still serves as gentle advice for dealing with real loss.

Don't BookCross on No Sleep:

Last night was our monthly BookCrossing meeting. All in all it was very successful. The entire family went, though Ian went just for coffee and some study time. Sean went to see his friend Connor and the two of them terrorized a small corner of Starbuck's. Harriet got held by the lovely Irma who in turn received many smiles.

The only problem; I released a book I shouldn't have! I had received an email from the person after me who said she no longer needed the book A Simple Monk because she had been given a copy. As she had been the last person on the book ray and I didn't see any names after hers (oh the joys of being sleep deprived). So without double checking against my sleepy eyes, I didn't see that a new name had been slipped onto the bottom of the list.

Fortunately the book has gone into the capable hands of Judy (aka JDT) who will read the book and see that it makes it to the next person on the list. I'm glad I wasn't boneheaded enough to wild release it!

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