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“This is Doug.  He’s a robot. Each morning his parents plug him in to fill him up with lots and lots of facts.  They love their little robot and want him to be the smartest robot ever.”

The download unravels when Doug’s eye is caught by a real live pigeon just outside the window.  A robot rebellion ensues as he unplugs, straps on his power pack, and zooms off to explore.  A great reminder that sometimes the best way to learn about the world is to go out and be in it.

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Equal parts hilarity and exciting adventure, this 1948 classic chapter book tells the tale of a boy on a quest to rescue an overworked baby dragon from an island bristling with wild beasts.  The first in a trilogy that includes Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland.


I’m merrier than a terrrier.

Swish!  I’m a fish.

This 1951 classic easy reader bursts with joy, imagination and enough adorable art to charm a snake with.

Illustrated by Mary Blair of Disney animation fame and creator of character designs for Disneyland’s It’s a Small World ride.


A fly, a frog, a cat, and a dog, give chase along with several other critters as a little boy tries to help sort out the mayhem. This cumulative, rhyming tale bounces along with an arc of suspense and most of all, humor.


The first book in the popular and funny easy reader series.  A boy searches for a smart animal to take to The Amazing Pet Show and bumps into a fly that is intelligent enough to say his name, “Buzz!”



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