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Squashed by Joan Bauer

Kindle | Paperback | Library binding | Mass Market Paperback

This is a story about growing up while trying to grow a prize-winning pumpkin.

  • Age Range: 12 and up 
  • Publisher: Speak (June 2, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0142404268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142404263

The Luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker

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Set in the town of Goodhue, Iowa in 1929, Tugs Esther Button is going to try to change her family’s luck. 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (August 28, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0763660612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763660611


H is for Hawkeye: An Iowa Alphabet by Patricia A. Pierce and illustrated by Bruce Langton

Kindle | Hardcover

Find out cool facts like the Hawkeye State got its nickname from Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk tribe.

  • Reading age : 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press; Illustrated edition (October 16, 2003)
  • ISBN-10 : 1585361143
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585361144

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