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Want to know what books have received the most starred reviews so far? Check out our Pinterest Board 2013 Best Books/Children & Teens.

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2013 Best Books

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Now that the snow has finally melted away, it’s time to think about some favorite Easter Books.

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The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward
Illustrated by Marjorie Flack
All the other rabbits scoff when Country Bunny claims to be the Easter Bunny, but she shows them.

Teaching Resources
Lesson Plan includes an introduction with prediction questions, vocabulary, conversation questions, and activities. KYReads  

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The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
Hoppi the bunny wants to win the egg-decorating contest so the Easter Bunny will choose him to help distribute Easter eggs, but instead, while everyone else is working on their decorations, he finds himself guarding an egg that has fallen from a robin’s nest.

Teaching Resources
Coloring Page  Jan Brett

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The Easter Egg Farm by Mary Jane Auch
Pauline the hen lays unusual eggs, but Mrs. Pennywort, her owner, thinks they’re beautiful, and she and Pauline work together to open an Easter egg farm.

Teaching Resources
Activity Guide includes comprehension questions, vocabulary, cross-curricular activities, and an Internet activity.  Live Oak Media

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The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown
A little brown bunny finds a small white egg in the grass. Being very curious, he tries to find out what’s in it. So he pushes it, rolls it, and picks at it until the mystery of the egg delightfully reveals itself to him.

Teaching Resources
Lesson Plan includes vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

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Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as fir trees, hard as rocks, and flutter like butterflies.

Teaching Resources
Teacher’s Guide HarperCollins

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Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco
An injured goose rescued by Babushka, having broken the painted eggs intended for the Easter Festival in Moskva, lays thirteen marvelously colored eggs to replace them. She then leaves behind one final miracle—in egg form—before returning to her own kind.

Teaching Resources
Lesson Plan includes activities for before, during, and after reading. Scholastic

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EJK Awards

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The Ezra Jack Keats Awards have been announced. This award “recognizes and encourage authors and illustrators starting out in the field of children’s books.”

The 2013 award winners include:

New Writer Award Winner

Julie Fogliano – And Then It’s Spring

And Then It’s Spring

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New Writer Honor

Mara Rockliff for My Heart Will Not Sit Down

My Heart Will Not Sit Down

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Jennifer Lanthier for The Stamp Collector

The Stamp Collector

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Don Tate for It Jes’ Happened

It jes happened

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New Illustrator Award Winner

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Hyewon Yum  – Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten

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New Illustrator Honor

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K. G. Campbell – Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

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Sanjay Patel – Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

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