We should ensure kids have opportunities to choose their own books. And we shouldn’t make them feel bad about their decisions. The consequences are too great.

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  • D.I.Y. Make It Happen: Babysitters’ Club
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  • Nailed It! Extreme Snow Skiing
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  • Odd Jobs: Mortician
  • Odd Jobs: Odor Tester
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  • Splash! Discover Hammerhead Sharks
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