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Classic childhood favorites for second graders

Revisit tales about a tug boat or a pair of ducklings in these classic kids' books.

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The Chocolate Touch

The Chocolate Touch

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling, illustrated by Margot Apple (HarperTrophy, 2006, reprint edition). $5.99.
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Ah, my fantasy... Everything our hero John Midas touches turns into chocolate! However, he soon finds out you can certainly have too much of anything, even chocolate. A cross between Bread and Jam for Frances and King Midas and the Golden Touch. For a strong reader or a bedtime "read to me." 128 pages.

— Danielle Marshall and the Kids' Team at