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Books for Boys: Grades 1-2

These reads will help boys gain a better understanding of themselves and others.
 
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Series: Alexander
by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Ray Cruz

In this contemporary classic, veteran children's author Viorst introduces us to Alexander, a kid with an unruly crop of hair, who gets out of bed to face a day that seems to grow increasingly worse with each passing minute.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $6.29

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Alexander, que era rico el domingo pasado
Series: Alexander
by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Ray Cruz

Where does money go? Last Sunday, Alexander's Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie gave him a dollar. And he was rich. There were so many things he could do with all of that money. Like buy as much gum as he wanted, or even buy a walkie-talkie, if he kept saving. But he was rich last Sunday.

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Art Dog
by Thacher Hurd Illustrated by Thacher Hurd
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Clifford the Firehouse Dog
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Emily Elizabeth and Clifford go to visit his brother Nero, who is a firehouse dog. When an alarm goes off, Clifford comes to the rescue — he HELPS OTHERS by rescuing the people and putting out the fire!

It only takes a little to BE BIG!

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Paperback Picturebooks: $3.59

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Dog Breath! The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Hally, the Tosis family dog, has such bad breath that Mr. and Mrs. Tosis plan to give her away, until she proves to be an invaluable watchdog.

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Heroes
by Ken Mochizuki Illustrated by Dom Lee

Japanese-American Donnie, whose playmates insist he be the "bad guy" in their war games, calls on his reluctant father and uncle to help him get away from that role.
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How I Became A Pirate
by Melinda Long Illustrated by David Shannon

When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk; who wouldn't go along?

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $12.80

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Kick, Pass, and Run
by Leonard Kessler Illustrated by Leonard Kessler
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HLR (4): Soccer Cousins
Series: Hola, lector!
by Jean Marzollo
David travels to Mexico to watch his cousin Miguel's soccer tournament. Little does he know that he's about to join the team for the match of his life.
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