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Elizabeth Swaggerty East Carolina University Tar River Reading Council http://tarriverreadingcouncil.pbworks.com/ January 14, 2010 Books Too Good to Miss
Truckery Rhymesby Jon Scieszka, David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon (2009)
Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth (2009)
Lousy, Rotten, Stinkin Grapesby Margie Palatini and Barry Moser (2009) http://www.amazon.com/Rotten-Stinkin-Grapes-Margie-Palatini/dp/0689802463/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262728177&sr=1-2
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went FirstbyAletheaKontis and Bob Kolar (2006)
Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenfeld (2009) Movie: http://www.amazon.com/Duck-Rabbit-Amy-Krouse-Rosenthal/dp/0811868656/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263229076&sr=8-1
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas (2009) Movie: Will Griffith http://winmedia.ecu.edu/coe/c&i/griffith/joyful_reading/joyful_reading.wmv
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