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Comforting Books for Sick Days

Help your little reader get well soon with these fun read-alouds with colorful illustrations.
 
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How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another playful dinosaur tale, this time about a sick dinosaur child who catches the flu and must go to the doctor.

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Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers
Series: Henry and Mudge, Book #7
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

When Mudge gets sick and has to go to the vet, he and Henry share some scary moments, but Henry once again shows his devotion to his canine friend as he pampers him through his cold.

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Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten
by Joseph Slate Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

A playful take on a topic that all parents can relate to: getting sick! The ever-lovable Miss Bindergarten is not feeling well. The flu strikes on Sunday, so she has to stay home from kindergarten on Monday. Mr. Tusky (who is a wee bit rusty) will be her substitute, but it just won't be the same.

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Get Well Soon or Else!
Series: Boyds Will Be Boyds, Book #2
by Sarah Weeks
A rollicking series about two best friends and their misadventures from Sarah Weeks, the star author of SO B. IT
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Groundhog Gets a Say
by Pamela C. Swallow , Pamela Curtis Swallow Illustrated by Denise Brunkus

There's so much more to being a groundhog than just putting on a show once a year, and Groundhog has decided it's time to tell the world the Hog truth.

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Miss Malarkey Won't Be in Today
by Judy Finchler Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

Miss Malarkey is sick at home and delirious with worry about her class. When her speculations get the best of her, she rushes off to school to stop the madness. “Filled with humor.” – — Kirkus

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Ah-choo
by Christine Taylor-Butler Illustrated by Carol Koeller

A girl spends a sick day at home. She counts one bowl of soup, two cups of tea, and up to ten activities and objects to pass time in bed. Rhyming text and big "Ah-choos!" add up to a fun day indoors.

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Substitute Groundhog
by Pat Miller Illustrated by Kathi Ember
When Groundhog gets sick the day before Groundhog's Day, he has to find a replacement quick.
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I Hate to Be Sick!
by Aamir Bermiss , Aamir Lee Bermiss Illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

Everyone gets sick now and then! In this lively rhyming book, a boy tells about a day he had to stay home from school and how his dad helped him feel better.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip C. Stead Illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too!

Every day, Amos spends time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and reading bedtime stories to the owl.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $13.59

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Cover image for Jordan's Silly Sick Day
Jordan's Silly Sick Day
by Justine Fontes Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
- Fits national reading standards by linking images to the text to provide picture clues and introducing age-appropriate vocabulary. - Top reading specialists have leveled this text as appropriate for fluent readers. - The rhyming text helps children decipher words.
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