The Chicken of the Family

September 22, 2016
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What. The younger sister of three girls is teased by her two elder sisters, who tell her she is really a chicken. so she runs away to the farm and tries to live with the chickens, who treat her better than her sisters, one of whom joins her.

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Sometimes siblings are jerks.

Time Flies

September 22, 2016
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Wordless book. A bird in a museum flying by dino skeletons goes back in time, gets eaten by a dinosaur, but then forward so it's a skeleton again.

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Teaches about dinosaurs.

Journey

September 22, 2016
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Wordless. Kind of an older-kid version of Harold and the Purple Crayon, where a girl draws a door into a fantastical world, and ends up making a friend.

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Imagination is powerful.

Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic

September 22, 2016
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Wordy. Illustrations are all painted on ceramic plates and then photographed. They look like they're from the 50s for some reason to me. Apparently nobody in Illinois used to eat soybeans? So a farmer was growing some for his pigs, and a Chinese-American family comes and gets some from him and has a picnic that grows larger every year with other Chinese-American families.

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Cultural traditions are important.

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