Author: Barbara Shook Hazen

Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman

Publisher: Viking/Penguin, Inc. (pb. Puffin)

Description: Host LeVar Burton introduces the book TIGHT TIMES and shows his friends how to have a great time without spending a dime, including checking out the public library.

Activity Suggestion: Pass out an animal cracker with story paper. Have students draw a picture and write a story about their animal cracker. Compare stories of children with the same animal cracker and then eat all the crackers.

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