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Priscilla Holbrook

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Best Friend Trouble
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When Lizzy threw her ball, it flew up and up, over the fence at the end of Hanna’s yard.
“Ha!” Lizzy said. “I bet you can’t throw yours that far.”
“Oh yes I can,” said Hanna. She took a deep breath and threw as hard as she could.

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Clever Rachel
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Jacob was stunned. Rachel had devoured his best riddles the way his father's customers devoured fresh rugelach. He was about to say so when he was distracted by a loud noise at the inn's door. Standing in the entry was a young woman, who might have been beautiful had she not looked so distraught.
"I am Miriam," she said. "I hear there is a clever child at this inn. One who is good at solving riddles."
"I am happy to help you," Rachel said, but Jacob's voice was louder.
"My name is Jacob," he announced, stepping in front of Rachel.
"But I'm the one you're looking for," Rachel protested.

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Clever Rachel Read-Along
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Jacob was stunned. Rachel had devoured his best riddles the way his father's customers devoured fresh rugelach. He was about to say so when he was distracted by a loud noise at the inn's door. Standing in the entry was a young woman, who might have been beautiful had she not looked so distraught.
"I am Miriam," she said. "I hear there is a clever child at this inn. One who is good at solving riddles."
"I am happy to help you," Rachel said, but Jacob's voice was louder.
"My name is Jacob," he announced, stepping in front of Rachel.
"But I'm the one you're looking for," Rachel protested.

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Room Enough for Daisy
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Daisy dumped the quilt on her bed and flopped on top. Life was so unfair. Her best friend, Amanda, had a huge bedroom with a closet bigger than Daisy's entire room. Daisy's parents had the biggest room in the house. She was trying to figure out how to convince them to trade rooms, when her mother appeared in the doorway. Her face was hidden behind an enormous box.
    "This is a special box," Mom said.
    "What's so special about it?" Daisy asked.
    Mom opened the box with a flourish. "This box will make your room bigger."

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Room Enough for Daisy Read-Along
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Daisy dumped the quilt on her bed and flopped on top. Life was so unfair. Her best friend, Amanda, had a huge bedroom with a closet bigger than Daisy's entire room. Daisy's parents had the biggest room in the house. She was trying to figure out how to convince them to trade rooms, when her mother appeared in the doorway. Her face was hidden behind an enormous box.
    "This is a special box," Mom said.
    "What's so special about it?" Daisy asked.
    Mom opened the box with a flourish. "This box will make your room bigger."

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Seal Song
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The storm threw down a curtain of rain.
    "FINN!" screamed Sheila as she lost sight of him.
    In heaving swells, Finn's boat floundered. The wind howled, freezing his hands. The rain became blinding sleet. "Which way?" he cried.
    On the beach, Sheila sang, "Eeeeiiiiii, eeeeiiiiii." A magic song. A seal song.
    The piercing notes reached Finn. He rowed toward her voice, but the wind shifted.

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Seal Song Read-Along
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The storm threw down a curtain of rain.
    "FINN!" screamed Sheila as she lost sight of him.
    In heaving swells, Finn's boat floundered. The wind howled, freezing his hands. The rain became blinding sleet. "Which way?" he cried.
    On the beach, Sheila sang, "Eeeeiiiiii, eeeeiiiiii." A magic song. A seal song.
    The piercing notes reached Finn. He rowed toward her voice, but the wind shifted.

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Today, Maybe
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Every morning when she woke, the little girl stretched and said Good Morning to the sun, the trees and the wind. Then, with hope swelling her heart, she said to the bird, "Today, maybe he'll come."
   Who? The bird didn't know. And neither did the little girl. But as surely as the sky is blue and the sun is yellow, she knew she was waiting for someone.

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Today, Maybe Read-Along
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Every morning when she woke, the little girl stretched and said Good Morning to the sun, the trees and the wind. Then, with hope swelling her heart, she said to the bird, "Today, maybe he'll come."
   Who? The bird didn't know. And neither did the little girl. But as surely as the sky is blue and the sun is yellow, she knew she was waiting for someone.

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