Books by Jane O'Connor

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Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, illustrated by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan. Fancy Nancy was nominated for the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007. The Emperor's Silent Army: Terra Cotta Warriors of Ancient China won Booklist's Best Nonfiction Book for Young Readers in 2000. Jane has two grown sons. She was born, bred and still lives in New York City with her husband and their canine companion, Arrow.

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Fancy Nancy
by Jane O'Connor
Meet Fancy Nancy, who believes that less is definitely NOT more, when it comes to dressing up and being fabulous! From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. How Nancy transformers her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Star of Stage and Screen (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books series Book 5)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy Clancy is ready for her close-up in the fifth chapter book in the Nancy Clancy chapter book series by the New York Times bestselling team of Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. It's Nancy's time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play! There's no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year—she's...
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Lulu and the Witch Baby (I Can Read Level 2)
by Jane O'Connor
It's just not fair! No matter what a mess she makes, nobody ever gets mad at Witch Baby. Nobody except Lulu Witch, who cooks a magic brew that makes her baby sister disappear. But then she begins to worry that Mama Witch will get mad—very mad. Can Lulu wish Witch Baby back? Beginning readers will love this beautifully repackaged...
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Fancy Nancy: Just My Luck! (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Learn all about luck with Fancy Nancy in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's beginning reader Fancy Nancy: Just My Luck! This Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. When Nancy discovers there's a whole list of what's lucky and what's not, her...
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Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy is back! And when her family decides to get a dog, she's certain she can be fancier than ever. After all, a papillon—a small, delicate, fluffy dog—is the ultimate accessory. But her family wants a large, plain dog. How unglamorous! With Fancy Nancy 's trademark humor and warmth, Nancy discovers that real fanciness...
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Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
When Nancy picks flowers for Ms. Glass's surprise party, she is overjoyed—until she discovers an unpleasant surprise of her own! How could Nancy, practically a poison ivy expert, come down with something so unfancy?
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Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy is all set to wear something special for Pajama Day at school. But when Bree and Clara show up in matching outfits, Nancy feels left out. Will this Pajama Day be as fun as she thought?
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Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy celebrates the 100th Day of School in her own inimitable way, in this sweet and thoughtful story.
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Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Being green is important to Nancy—so important that she wants her family to take care of the Earth morning, noon, and night!
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Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
After a gloomy, gray week stuck inside at school, Nancy comes up with a great idea to cheer up her friends. Ms. Glass's classroom will celebrate a new holiday—Fancy Day! Everyone gets into the swing of things, practicing their manners and preparing for the party. But on the day of the celebration, Ms. Glass runs in late . . . looking...
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Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy brings her trademark panache to the school talent show!
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Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
by Jane O'Connor
Grand opening! Welcome to Fancy Nancy's Fabulous Fashion Boutique! Here you can find the fanciest almost-new outfits, accessories, jewelry, and lots more. There's even a necklace with real rhinestones for sale. Ooh la la! The fashion boutique is a huge success, but it's also Nancy's little sister's birthday. And when it starts to...
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Lulu Goes to Witch School (I Can Read Level 2)
by Jane O'Connor
Jane O’Connor’s classic story for beginning readers Lulu Goes to Witch School has been given fresh illustrations by Bella Sinclair in this beautiful new edition.   Lulu the witch girl is a little nervous about her first day of school, but she heads off with her broom and Dracula lunch box. She immediately loves pretty new...
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Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby
by Jane O'Connor
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jane O?Connor?s first novel gets a brand-new look! Abby is thrilled when her parents agree to let her go to Camp Pinecrest with her best friend, Merle. But her dreams of a fun-filled summer are shattered when Merle breaks her ankle the day before they leave. Now Abby must face a long summer filled...
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Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Where spelling is concerned, Nancy is better than great—she's splendid! But when Ms. Glass's spelling test is harder than Nancy anticipated, the self-professed spelling prodigy faces a tough decision.
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Dangerous Admissions: Secrets of a Closet Sleuth
by Jane O'Connor
Miranda "Rannie" Bookman—43, divorced mother of two, with a recent love life consisting of a long string of embarrassingly brief encounters—is beginning to feel like a dangling participle: connected to nothing. Her career as a copyeditor is down the toilet (she makes one little slip—a missing "l" from the last word in the title of...
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Fancy Nancy: Hair Dos and Hair Don'ts (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
A heartwarming story about Nancy’s school picture day! Features read-to-me audio, perfect for sharing.
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Fancy Nancy: My Family History (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy wants to do an interesting school report on her ancestor. (That's fancy for a family member who lived long ago.) But will she remember to stick to the plain truth?
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Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany
by Jane O'Connor
"Bonjour, everybody, I think fancy words are almost like magic. You can take a plain word like feather and-presto change-o!-turn it into something special...a plume! Fancy words also sound beautiful and are fun to say, especially ones in French! (Bonjour means hello). So here is a compendium (that's fancy for collection) just for you of...
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Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy’s class is going on a fancy trip to the museum. A bumpy bus ride leaves Nancy feeling not-so-fancy, but Miss Glass saves the day, leaving Nancy as fancy as ever!
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Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!
by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that's a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on...
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Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy thinks that Bree's new glasses are simply spectacular. After all, they are lavender. They are glittery. And best of all, they come in a silver case. So when Bree tells Nancy all about her trip to the eye doctor, Nancy can't help but wonder if her own eyesight is perhaps getting a little blurry too.
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Kate Skates (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)
by Jane O'Connor
Kate has new skates. Now she can do spins and tricks like the skaters on TV. Or can she?
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Nancy la Elegante y la perrita popoff: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
by Jane O'Connor
¡Nancy la Elegante ha vuelto! Y ahora que su familia ha decidido conseguir un perrito, ella estÁ segura de que serÁ mÁs elegante que nunca. DespuÉs de todo, un papillon— un perrito delicado y esponjoso— es el mÁximo ornamento. Pero su familia quiere un perro grande y ordinario. ¡CuÁn poco glamorosos! Con el humor...
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Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy's first book report is sure to be dazzling. After all, she is the second-best artist in her class. She is using beads, fringe, and a fancy border. And she is writing about Sacajawea, a true-life heroine. What could go wrong?
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Dear Tooth Fairy (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3)
by Jane O'Connor
It's almost Class Picture Day and Robby is the only kid in his class with all his baby teeth. If only the Tooth Fairy could speed things up . . .
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Almost True Confessions: Closet Sleuth Spills All
by Jane O'Connor
Jane O’Connor, New York Times bestselling author, editor, and creator of the Fancy Nancy books for children presents Almost True Confessions , a mystery for grown-ups starring Miranda "Rannie" Bookman whom we met in Dangerous Admissions. What could be more fun for a freelance copyeditor than a juicy exposé about one of...
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Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties
by Jane O'Connor
You're invited Join in the fun with hostess extraordinaire Fancy Nancy! With a little imagination, you too can create an exquisite tea party that is perfect for your friends and family. R.S.V.P. oui, oui, oui !
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Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
There is a new boy in Nancy’s class. He’s just moved from Paris! Nancy cannot wait to share her fanciness with someone who will appreciate it. Unfortunately, this Parisian might not be quite as fancy as Nancy had expected.
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Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy will have to do some fancy footwork to resolve her predicament in this latest Fancy Nancy story for beginning readers. Much to her dismay, Nancy has been chosen for the relay team in this year's Field Day at school. Despite her many natural talents, Nancy isn't much of a runner. She's afraid of letting her team down—especially...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books series Book 6)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy Clancy takes the field in New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s sixth Nancy Clancy chapter book. Normally Nancy doesn’t like dressing like everyone else. But wearing a soccer team uniform—well, that’s different. Nancy adores being on the Green Goblins—she loves cheering for her...
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Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night
by Jane O'Connor
Ooh la la! Nancy is utterly fascinated by movie stars—and everybody knows that movie stars don't go to bed early!
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Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two
by Jane O'Connor
When Nancy is invited over to Bree’s house for a special tea party, she has only one thing to say: oui! The girls enjoy a few charming cups of tea before a disaster occurs that sets the two at odds. Will Nancy and Bree be able to save their friendship?
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Nina, Nina and the Copycat Ballerina (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)
by Jane O'Connor
There is a new Nina in Nina’s dance class. The new Nina is nice. But there is a problem. She is a copycat! What is the original Nina going to do?
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Nina, Nina Star Ballerina (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)
by Jane O'Connor
Playing the star in the class dance show, Nina finds herself in an awkward situation. All her friends think that she is the star of the show, so she now has to set the record straight and make things right once more.
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Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina
by Jane O'Connor
Ballet has never been fancier! Fancy Nancy loves going to ballet class with her best friend, Bree. But when she realizes that her dad and the rest of her family have a lot to learn about ballet, she has a fabulous idea! What if she opened her own ballet school?
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books series Book 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Kids who grew up with Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy picture books can spend some quality time with their BFF because Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books! Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth is the first in a series of delightful middle-grade mysteries. Sassy Fancy Nancy is now a detective. Told in the...
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Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it’s all about mermaids—and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is...
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Nina, Nina Ballerina (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)
by Jane O'Connor
It's the big dance show! Nina is a butterfly. She has pretty wings and a bug mask. But she is not the only one! There are lots of butterflies. How will her mom know which one is Nina? Read this funny story and find out!
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Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy's closet is bulging (that's a fancy way of saying it won't close). Nancy's mom thinks she should give away some of her tutus—but Nancy knows a fancy girl can never have too many tutus! But when Ms. Glass tells her class they will have a fancy swap-and-shop at school, will Nancy bring in some tutus to trade? And what...
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Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore! (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Join Fancy Nancy on the perfect fall field trip—to the apple orchard. Fall is an extra-fancy season. Even the trees wear fancy colors! Nancy is determined to find a perfect Gala apple for her dad—it’s his favorite kind, and even the name sounds fancy. But what if the perfect apple is just out of reach? Fans of Fancy Nancy will...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Sees the Future (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books series Book 3)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy Clancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's third Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy chapter book—about seeing the future! Nancy thinks she may be able to read the future . . . and all signs point to her being a true clairvoyant (that's fancy for a fortune-teller). In the perfect follow-up...
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Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
by Jane O'Connor
Only one word describes how magnificent, joyous, and sparkly Christmas is... Splendiferous! It's nearly Christmas Day - the most glittery, sparkly and fabulous time of the year and Fancy Nancy can hardly contain her excitement! There's so much she has to do leading up to the big day! Decorating the house from top to toe, baking...
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Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy absolutely must have her first tooth fall out at school. That way she will be sure to receive the special tooth-holder necklace from the school nurse. But when Nancy's tooth starts wiggling at home, she is worried she might lose it before class. How can Nancy make sure her loose tooth falls out at school? Readers will love this...
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Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy thinks butterflies are simply exquisite. And that is why she can't wait for her friend Bree's Butterfly Birthday. It's going to be the fanciest birthday party ever! But when Nancy finds out she can't go because her grandparents' fiftieth anniversary party is the same day, she is furious. (Mad is way too plain for how she feels.)...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books series Book 2)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy Clancy returns in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's second Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy chapter book all about love! In the sequel to Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth , Nancy and Bree decide to play matchmaker, but nothing works out as planned. Will love conquer all in the end? Fans of Fancy Nancy...
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Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century
by Jane O'Connor
Here comes the bride! Fancy Nancy can't wait to attend her uncle's wedding. She envisions the most exquisite celebration to take place—after all, she's never been to a wedding before. But when Nancy learns that her uncle and his fiancée, Dawn, are taking a more nontraditional route, she's afraid it won't be the fancy wedding she had...
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Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy is thrilled to be making cupcakes for the bake sale! But will she remember to follow all of Mom's directions?
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Fancy Nancy Petite Library: 4 Mini Books (4 Book Series)
by Jane O'Connor
From Book 1: Nancy is all set to wear something special for Pajama Day at school. But when Bree and Clara show up in matching outfits, Nancy feels left out. Will this Pajama Day be as fun as she thought?
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Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition
by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy celebrates a decade—that's fancy for ten years!—in this special anniversary edition of the first Fancy Nancy picture book by the New York Times bestselling team of Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. This extra-fancy edition features a link to a free downloadable song from Fancy Nancy the Musical and includes a...
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Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (I Can Read Level 1)
by Jane O'Connor
Join Fancy Nancy on an exciting trip to the aquarium in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's beginning reader Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish . This Level One I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. During a class trip to the aquarium, Fancy Nancy...
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Fancy Nancy: Spring Fashion Fling
by Jane O'Connor
What better way to celebrate spring than with a fashion show hosted by Fancy Nancy and her friend Bree! Nancy and Bree create magnificent costumes for their dolls Marabelle and Chiffon to wear at the Spring Fling Fashion Show. Join them as they celebrate springtime in this special storybook adventure from New York Times bestselling team...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune
by Jane O'Connor
Nancy Clancy learns all about starting a business and making a fortune in the seventh chapter book in the Nancy Clancy chapter book series by New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser! How great would it be to be wealthy—that’s elegant for rich. Nancy Clancy sure thinks so, and with the help of her...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret of the Silver Key (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books series Book 4)
by Jane O'Connor
Join Nancy Clancy in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's fourth Nancy Clancy chapter book about the past, present, and future! Nancy and her best friend, Bree, must go back in time to solve their latest mystery. While Nancy's class learns about time capsules in school, another relic from the past...
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Nancy Clancy: Four Chapter Book Collection: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth; Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer; Nancy Clancy Sees...
by Jane O'Connor
Sassy Fancy Nancy is now a detective! Kids who grew up with Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy picture books can spend some quality time with their BFF because Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books! This collection includes the first four Nancy Clancy mysteries. Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth : When one of Nancy's classmate's...
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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Late-Breaking News!
by Jane O'Connor
From New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes the eighth and final installment of the Fancy Nancy chapter book series: Nancy Clancy and the Late-Breaking News ! Nancy Clancy is working to be the star reporter of the Third Grade Gazette —that’s a fancy word for newspaper. When the latest...
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The Snow Globe Family
by Jane O'Connor
Oh, when will it snow again? wonders the little family who lives in the snow globe. They long for a swirling snowstorm—if only someone in the big family would pick up the snow globe and give it a great big shake. Baby would love to. She alone notices the little family. She gazes longingly at their snowy little world, but the snow...
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