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The Best Teacher in Second Grade

by Katharine Kenah
Illustrated by Abby Carter

Published by HarperColllins, 2006
48 pages
ISBN: 9780060535643

Ages 5-7

Fitting in at a new school can be hard. But Luna’s teacher, Mr. Hopper, shares her fascination with stars and planets and that’s helped her feel welcome. But when Luna suggests her class do a show about the night sky for Family Night, no one else shares her enthusiasm. They think her ideas are strange, especially the one about a nighttime circus. When they laughed at her, “She felt as small / as a speck of dust in space.” At home, “Luna shoved her telescope / deep into her closet / and hated the sky until Monday.” It turns out, however, that Luna’s idea saves the day in Katharine Kenah’s optimistic story featuring a singular girl who shines. (An I Can Read Book).  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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