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  • 1. Revving Up Read Alouds Donalyn Miller June 5, 2012 IL=Interest Level, RL=Reading Level * Annotations and leveling information courtesy of TitlewaveAlchemy and Meggy Swann Amelia lost: the life and disappearance ofBy Cushman, Karen Amelia EarhartMeggy Swann, a girl who walks with the aid of By Fleming, Candacetwo sticks, arrives in Elizabethan London, along Traces the life of female aviator Amelia Earhartwith her goose Louise, to stay with her father who from her childhood to her final flight, discusses thereally does not want her, and while he pursues his extensive search for her and her missing plane, anddream of transforming base metal into gold, includes photographs, maps, handwritten notes byMeggy undergoes a transformation herself. Amelia, and sidebars. IL:5-8 RL:6.3IL:5-8 RL:5.9And then its spring Balloons over Broadway: the true story of theBy Fogliano, Julie puppeteer of Macys ParadeSimple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, By Sweet, Melissahaving planted seeds while everything around is Tells the story of puppeteer Tony Sarg, the manbrown, fears that something has gone wrong until, who first invented the helium balloons that haveat last, the world turns green. IL:K-3 RL:1.6 become the trademark of the annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. IL:K-3 RL:5.4Between shades of gray Beware the ninja weenies and other warped andBy Sepetys, Ruta creepy talesIn 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and By Lubar, Davidbrother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Contains thirty-three stories about stranded aliens,Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father a horrifying cheesemaker, a boy with the power tois sentenced to death in a prison camp while she make stars vanish, and other frightening things.fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and Includes notes on how the author got his ideas forthe thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar these stories. IL:3-6 RL:5on Lithuanian soil. Based on the authors family,includes a historical note. IL:YABiblioburro: a true story from Colombia Big wig: a little history of hairBy Winter, Jeanette By Krull, KathleenLuis has so many books in his little house in Chronicles the history of hair, looking at hair factsColombia that he buys two donkeys and travels and lore from ancient to modern times.throughout the land bringing the joy of reading to IL:3-6 RL:4.8children. IL:K-3 RL:3.1Bigger than a bread box BluefishBy Snyder, Laurel By Schmatz, PatDevastated when her parents separate, twelve-year- Thirteen-year-old Travis, living in crampedold Rebecca must move with her mother from quarters with his alcoholic grandfather, longs forBaltimore to Grans house in Atlanta, where his old life in the country, and struggles in schoolRebecca discovers an old breadbox with the power to hide the fact that he cannot read, but a persistentto grant any wish--so long as the wished-for thing teacher and a special girl open his eyes to a newfits in the breadbox. IL:3-6 RL:5.7 world. IL:YA
  • 2. Bookspeak!: poems about books Boy + BotBy Salas, Laura Purdie By Dyckman, AmeBooks are given the opportunity to speak in an A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despiteillustrated collection of humorous poems. their differences. IL:K-3 RL:1.5IL:K-3 RL:2Breadcrumbs Can we save the tiger?By Ursu, Anne By Jenkins, MartinHazel and Jack are best friends until an accident Contains illustrations of rare animals, includingwith a magical mirror and a run-in with a tigers, ground iguanas, white-rumped vultures, andvillainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering others, discusses the impact of human activities onan enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jacks the animals, and looks at how they can be saved.life. IL:3-6 RL:5.5 IL:K-3 RL:3.5 $14.49Candy bomber : the story of the Berlin Airlifts The case of the vanishing golden frogs: a"Chocolate Pilot" scientific mysteryBy Tunnell, Michael By Markle, SandraDescribes the efforts of US Air Force Lieutenant Follows a team of scientists as they try to saveGail Halvorsen to aid the children in Russian- Panamanian golden frogs, which began toblockaded West Berlin by dropping packages filled disappear fifteen years ago, and looks at thewith candy from the air. Features personal reasons behind their decline. IL:5-8 RL:5.7photographs, along with letters and drawings fromthe children of Berlin. IL:5-8 RL:7.2The cazuela that the farm maiden stirred The Cheshire Cheese cat: a Dickens of a taleBy Vamos, Samantha By Deedy, Carmen AgraA cumulative tale of a farm maiden who, aided by A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat forma group of animals, prepares "Arroz con Leche," or an unlikely alliance at Londons Cheshire Cheese,rice pudding. Includes recipe and glossary of the an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration andSpanish words that are woven throughout the text. Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.IL:K-3 RL:2.4 IL:3-6 RL:5.1Chime ChopsticksBy Billingsley, Franny By Rosenthal, Amy KrouseIn the early twentieth century in Swampsea, A pair of chopsticks gets separated, but after someseventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits traumatic moments the two friends eventually learnthat haunt the marshes around their town, feels to stand on their own. IL:K-3 RL:2.7responsible for her twin sisters horrible injury untila young man enters their lives and exposes secretsthat even Briony does not know about. IL:YACity Dog, Country Frog Clever Jack takes the cakeBy Willems, Mo By Fleming, CandaceWhen City Dog comes to the country, he meets A poor boy named Jack struggles to deliver aCountry Frog for the first time, and every season birthday present worthy of the princess.afterward, the two have a fun time playing IL:K-3 RL:3.8together. IL:K-3 RL:2.1Countdown Dark emperor & other poems of the nightBy Wiles, Deborah By Sidman, JoyceAs 11-year-old Franny deals with drama at home, A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder,she tries to understand the larger problems in the mystery, and danger of the night, and describes theworld after Pres. Kennedy announces that Russia is many things that hide in the dark.sending nuclear missiles to Cuba. Features historic IL:3-6 RL:6quotes and photographs. IL:5-8 RL:4.4
  • 3. Dead end in Norvelt Dear bully: 70 authors tell their storiesBy Gantos, Jack A collection of stories in which seventy authorsIn the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, share their experiences with and feelings abouttwelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of bullying, including selections from Lauren Kate, R.1962 grounded for various offenses until he is L. Stine, Melissa Walker, Laura Kasischke, Amyassigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most Reed, Kurtis Scaletta, Carolyn Mackler, andunusual chore involving the newly dead, molten others. IL:YAwax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies,underage driving, lessons from history,typewriting, and countless bloody noses.IL:5-8 RL:6A dog is a dog Dont touch that toad & other strange thingsBy Shaskan, Stephen adults tell youUsing various animals as examples, this rhyming By Rondina, Catherinepicture book explores what makes them the same Examines the truth as well as the false premisesand what makes them different. IL:K-3 RL:2.3 behind a variety of things children are told by their parents, covering warnings about crossed eyes, the causes of acne, whether an elephant can actually forget, and more. IL:3-6 RL:5.8The dreamer Everybody sees the ants: a novelBy Ryan, Pam Munoz By King, A. S.A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize- Overburdened by his parents bickering and awinning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up bullys attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Lindermana painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing begins dreaming of being with his grandfather,father, but who became one of the most widely- who went missing during the Vietnam War, butread poets in the world. IL:5-8 RL:4.9 during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective. IL:YAThe five lives of our cat Zook Forgive me, I meant to do it: false apologyBy Rocklin, Joanne poemsAs ten-year-old Oona and younger brother Fred By Levine, Gail Carsonconspire to break their sick cat Zook out of the A collection of poems with false apologies.veterinary clinic, Oona tells the story of Zooks IL:K-3 RL:5previous lives. IL:3-6 RL:4.6The friendship doll The girl who was on fire: your favorite authorsBy Larson, Kirby on Suzanne Collins Hunger games trilogyFollows the adventures of Miss Kanagawa, a doll Presents a collection of essays about the trilogymade to serve as an ambassador from Japan to the Hunger Games, discussing the major themes,United States, as she makes friends and learns characters, and social and political commentaryabout love during the twentieth century. contained in the works. IL:YAIL:3-6 RL:5.2Grandpa Green The great wall of Lucy WuBy Smith, Lane By Shang, Wendy Wan LongA child explores the ordinary life of his Eleven-year-old aspiring basketball star andextraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his interior designer Lucy Wu is excited about finallytopiary garden. IL:K-3 RL:3.4 having her own bedroom, until she learns that her great-aunt is coming to visit and Lucy will have to share a room with her for several months, shattering her plans for a perfect sixth-grade year. IL:3-6 RL:5.3
  • 4. Greek myths GreenBy Turnbull, Ann By Seeger, Laura VaccaroAn illustrated collection of Greek myths that Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore theincludes the stories of Persephone, the Minotaur, many shades of the color green. IL:K-3 RL:.8Perseus, Medusa, King Midas, and others. IL:5-8Guantanamo boy Guyku: a year of haiku for boysBy Perera, Anna By Raczka, BobKhalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from A collection of haiku poetry for boys that featuresEngland, is kidnapped while on holiday with his poems about tree-climbing, kite-flying, and otherfamily in Pakistan and struggles to understand related topics. IL:K-3 RL:2.7when he is taken to Guantanamo Bay and heldwithout charge. IL:YAHalf upon a time Heart and soul: the story of America andBy Riley, James African AmericansIn the village of Giants Hand Jacks grandfather By Nelson, Kadirhas been pushing him to find a princess and get Examines the history of the United States, focusingmarried, so when a young lady falls out of the sky on events that influenced African-Americans andwearing a shirt that says "Punk Princess," and she how they advanced liberty and justice in America.tells Jack that her grandmother, who looks IL:3-6 RL:5.8suspiciously like the long-missing Snow White,has been kidnapped, Jack decides to help her.IL:3-6 RL:5.3Hip hop dog The hive detectives: chronicle of a honey beeBy Raschka, Christopher catastropheA neglected dog finds his purpose through rapping By Burns, Loree Griffinand rhyming. IL:K-3 RL:3.9 Discusses the strange disappearance of honey bees from hives around the world beginning in 2006, a condition called colony collapse disorder, examines the efforts of scientists to discover the cause of the problem, and includes information about bees, their hives, and their honey. IL:5-8 RL:6.8Hound dog true House held up by trees: not far from here, IBy Urban, Linda have seen a house held up by the hands of trees,Mattie, a shy fifth grader, wants to hide out at her this is its story By Kooser, Tednew school by acting as apprentice to her Uncle Tells the story of a house that began on a lotPotluck, the custodian, but her plan falls apart cleared of trees, but as the years pass and thewhen she summons the courage to speak about family who lived there abandons it, nature beginswhat matters most and finds a true friend. to grow all around it until the house is lifted up byIL:3-6 RL:4.3 the trees that now surround it and hold it together. IL:3-6 RL:6.1How many jelly beans? How they croaked: the awful ends of the awfullyBy Menotti, Andrea famousAiden and Emma debate how many jelly beans are By Bragg, Georgiaenough and how many are too many. Shares the sometimes gruesome details of theIL:K-3 RL:1.4 deaths of nineteen famous historical figures, including King Tut, Pocahontas, George Washington, Edgar Allan Poe, and Marie Curie. IL:5-8 RL:5.2
  • 5. I want my hat back Inside out & back againBy Klassen, J By Lai, ThanhhaWhen Bear loses his hat, he patiently asks the Through a series of poems, a young girl chroniclesanimals he comes across if they have seen it, and the life-changing year of 1975, when she, herjust as he is about to give up his search, a deer mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam andhelps him remember exactly where he left his resettle in Alabama. IL:3-6 RL:4.9beloved hat. IL:K-3 RL:1.4Interrupting chicken Jimi: sounds like a rainbow: a story of theBy Stein, David Ezra young Jimi HendrixLittle Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a By Golio, Garybedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as An illustrated biography of rock musician Jimihe begins each tale. IL:K-3 RL:2.1 Hendrix, focusing on his childhood, and describing how he developed his unique vison and artistic talents. IL:K-3 RL:5.8Just a second: a different way to look at time KeeperBy Jenkins, Steve By Appelt, KathiDescribes a series of events in the natural world to Ten-year-old Keeper heads to a sandbar in a smallprovide an exploration of how people think about boat along with her dog BD and a seagull namedtime. IL:K-3 RL:4.7 Captain in order to find her mother, a mermaid who left her when Keeper was only three. IL:5-8 RL:4.7Kindred souls The last summer of the Death WarriorsBy MacLachlan, Patricia By Stork, Francisco XTen year-old Jake shares a special bond with his Seventeen-year-old Pancho is bent on avenging thegrandfather, Billy, but when Billy asks Jake to senseless death of his sister, but after he meetsbuild him a sod house, Jake is not sure he wants to D.Q, who is dying of cancer, and Marisol, one ofdo it. IL:3-6 RL:3.5 D.Q.s caregivers, both boys find their lives changed by their interactions. IL:YALaundry day A leaf can be--By Manning, Maurie By Salas, Laura PurdieA boy travels throughout his lively neighborhood, In rhyming text and illustrations, explores some ofsearching for the owner of a red cloth he has found. the many things a leaf can be, from tree topper toIL:K-3 RL:2.4 rain stopper. Includes facts about leaves and a glossary. IL:K-3 RL:1.5Lemonade: and other poems squeezed from a The lions of Little Rocksingle word By Levine, KristinBy Raczka, Bob Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strongA collection of poems based on a childs day-to- friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, butday experiences that includes a puzzle at the end of when Liz suddenly stops attending school andeach poem. IL:3-6 RL:6.1 Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families. IL:5-8 RL:3.4
  • 6. Lulu and the brontosaurus Marty McGuire digs worms!By Viorst, Judith By Messner, KateLulus parents refuse to give in when she demands With help from her Grandma Barb, Marty builds aa brontosaurus for her birthday and so she sets out habitat for worms in her school cafeteria as part ofto find her own, but while the brontosaurus she the Save the Earth Project.finally meets approves of pets, he does not intend IL:K-3 RL:3.8to be Lulus. IL:K-3 RL:5.1Me-- Jane A meal of the stars: poems up and downBy McDonnell, Patrick By Jensen, DanaHolding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane A collection of poems related to the concepts of upGoodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and and down. IL:K-3 RL:4.3dreams of living in Africa and helping animals.Includes biographical information on theprominent zoologist. IL:K-3 RL:3.5Mirror mirror: a book of reversible verse A monster calls : a novelBy Singer, Marilyn By Ness, PatrickA collection of short poems which, when reversed, Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to findprovide new perspectives on the fairy tale a monster outside his bedroom window, but not thecharacters they feature. one from the recurring nightmare that began whenIL:3-6 RL:4.1 his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss. IL:YAMore No bearsBy Springman, I. C. By McKinlay, MeganA team of well-intentioned mice saves a friend Ella wants to tell a story without bears in it, butfrom hoarding too much stuff. IL:K-3 RL:.5 rather with princesses, castles, and perhaps a monster. IL:K-3 RL:3.9The notorious Benedict Arnold: a true story of Older than the starsadventure, heroism, & treachery By Fox, Karen CBy Sheinkin, Steve An illustrated discussion of the formation of theAn introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that universe since the big bang, covering topics suchhighlights not only the traitorous actions that made as cosmology, planets, and minerals, and analyzeshim legendary, but also his heroic involvement in how humans are comprised of the same atoms thatthe American Revolution. IL:5-8 RL:7.3 were once a part of stars. IL:K-3 RL:5.6Olympians. 4, Hades, lord of the dead The one and only IvanBy OConnor, George By Applegate, KatherineA fictionalized account, in graphic novel format, of When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in athe Greek myth of Hades, God of the Underworld, down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, aand his abduction of the goddess Demeters baby elephant that has been added to the mall, hedaughter, Persephone, to make her his wife, and decides that he must find her a better life.the chaos that ensued. IL:5-8 RL:4 IL:3-6 RL:4One crazy summer Out of my mindBy Williams-Garcia, Rita By Draper, SharonIn the summer of 1968, after traveling from Considered by many to be mentally retarded, aBrooklyn to Oakland to spend a month with the brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsymother they barely know, 11-year-old Delphine discovers a technological device that will allow herand her two younger sisters discover that their to speak for the first time. IL:5-8 RL:4.3mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful ofthe intrusion of their visit and wants them to attenda Black Panther summer camp. IL:5-8 RL:4.6
  • 7. Over and under the snow Pablo Neruda: poet of the peopleBy Messner, Kate By Brown, MonicaDuring a cross country ski trip through the winter Describes the life of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda,woods, adventurers can discover all sorts of covering his childhood, his decision to use a penanimals living under the snow. IL:K-3 RL:3 name and change his name from Neftali, his love of people, and his poetry. IL:K-3 RL:3.5Passing the music down Poetry speaks who I amBy Sullivan, Sarah Collects more than one hundred poems for youngA boy and his family befriend a country fiddler, readers, with selections by Maya Angelou, Arthurwho teaches the boy all about playing the old Sze, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe, Walttunes, which the boy promises to help keep alive. Whitman, William Butler Yeats, and others; andInspired by Melvin Wine and Jake Krack. includes an audio CD with some of the poetsIL:K-3 RL:2.7 reading their works. IL:YAThe presidents stuck in the bathtub: poems The quiet bookabout the presidents By Underwood, DeborahBy Katz, Susan From the quiet of being the first one awake in theA collection of poems that present miscellaneous morning to "sweet dreams quiet" when the lastfacts about individuals who served as president of light is turned off, simple text explores the manythe United States throughout history. kinds of quiet that can exist during the day.IL:K-3 RL:4.3 IL:K-3 RL:1.8Requiem : poems of the Terezin ghetto RevolverBy Janeczko, Paul By Sedgwick, MarcusCollects poems in which Paul B. Janeczko Fourteen-year-old Sig is stranded at a remote cabindescribes the experiences of prisoners of the in the Arctic wilderness with his father, who diedCzechoslovakian concentration camp Terezin; and just hours earlier after falling through the ice, whenincludes illustrations by inmates. IL:YA a terrifying man arrives, claiming Sigs father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold and that he will kill Sig if he does not get his money. IL:YARubia and the three osos Sadie and RatzBy Elya, Susan Middleton By Hartnett, SonyaRetells the story of Goldilocks and the three bears Hannah and her hands, named Sadie and Ratz,in rhyming text interspersed with Spanish words, regularly get into trouble, especially when youngerwhich are defined in a glossary. brother Baby Boy is around. IL:K-3 RL:2.3IL:K-3 RL:1.7The Scorpio Races Shout! Shout it out!By Stiefvater, Maggie By Fleming, DeniseNineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Mouse invites the readers to shout out what theyKendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first know as they review numbers, letters, and easygirl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both words. IL:K-3 RL:.8trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horseslong enough to make it to the finish line. IL:YASpilling ink : a young writers handbook The sports pages / (Guys Read Book 3)By Mazer, Anne The third installment in the Guys Read seriesAuthors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter offer advice offers short stories about sports.for aspiring young writers, discussing finding avoice, character development, plot, revisions, andother related topics. Includes writing prompts.IL:5-8 RL:6
  • 8. Stars Step gently outBy Ray, Mary Lyn By Frost, HelenExplores the wonder of stars, whether they are in Examines nature through lyrical text and close-upthe night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to photography. IL:K-3 RL:2.4come, or in ones pocket for those days when onedoes not feel shiny. IL:K-3 RL:2.1The strange case of Origami Yoda StuckBy Angleberger, Tom By Jeffers, OliverSixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their Floyds kite gets stuck in a tree, and he tries tointeractions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, knock it down with increasingly larger and moreworn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try outrageous things. IL:K-3 RL:3.5to figure out whether or not the puppet can reallypredict the future. Includes instructions for makingOrigami Yoda. IL:3-6 RL:4.4Stupid fast Sugar changed the world: a story of magic,By Herbach, Geoff spice, slavery, freedom, and scienceJust before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein By Aronson, Marchas a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a Songs, oral histories, maps, and more than eightysmall, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of archival illustrations help trace the history of sugar"Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to and the sugar trade. IL:YAnew friends, his first love, and the courage toconfront his familys past and current problems.IL:YAA tale dark & Grimm There is no long distance now: very short storiesBy Gidwitz, Adam By Nye, Naomi ShihabFollows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their Presents 40 extremely short stories by award-own story and into eight more tales, encountering winning author and poet, Naomi Shihab Nye.such wicked creatures as witches, along with IL:YAkindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based inpart on the Grimms fairy tales Faithful Johannes,Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother andsister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil andhis three golden hairs. IL:5-8 RL:4.6These hands Tracing starsBy Mason, Margaret H By Moulton, ErinAn African American man tells his grandson about In a small seaside town during the summer beforea time when, despite all the wonderful things his sixth grade, Indie Lee Chickory tries to follow herhands could do, they could not touch bread at the older sisters popularity advice by workingWonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery backstage on the upcoming community theaterunion workers; includes historical note. musical and by not revealing that she is looking forIL:K-3 RL:2.5 her beloved pet lobster and becoming friends with "loser" Owen Stone. IL:3-6 RL:5.4Trapped: how the world rescued 33 miners True (--sort of)from 2,000 feet below the Chilean desert By Hannigan, KatherineBy Aronson, Marc For most of her eleven years, Delly has been inProvides a detailed account of rescue efforts to trouble without knowing why, until her littlesave thirty-three miners, who were trapped in a brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend,copper-gold mine in San Jose, Chile. Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--IL:5-8 RL:7.2 again. IL:3-6 RL:3.8
  • 9. The twins blanket Ubiquitous: celebrating natures survivors :By Yum, Hyewon poetryTwo twin girls, who have always shared By Sidman, Joyceeverything, sleep in separate beds with their own Collects poems that examine survival in nature,blankets for the first time. IL:K-3 RL:1.6 and includes information about a number of plants and animals. IL:3-6 RL:6.8Under the mesquite Walking on earth & touching the sky: poetryBy McCall, Guadalupe Garcia and prose by Lakota youth at Red Cloud IndianThroughout her high school years, as her mother Schoolbattles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility Poems and prose by Lakota youth at Red Cloudfor her house and seven younger siblings, while Indian School, describe life on the reservation,finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Lakota culture and the present-day world.Includes glossary of Spanish terms. IL:YA IL:4-8 RL:3.8The watch that ends the night : voices from the We are in a book!Titanic By Willems, MoBy Wolf, Allan Piggie realizes that she and Gerald the elephant areRecreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as in a book and that she can make the reader sayobserved by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a words, but when Gerald comes to understand thebeautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first danger of the book ending, Piggie comes up with alove, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, solution to get the reader to keep reading.and others including the iceberg itself. IL:YA IL:K-3 RL:1.3Won-Ton: a cat tale told in haiku WonderBy Wardlaw, Lee By Palacio, R. J.A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born witha good family, and settles in with them, all the extreme facial abnormalities and was not expectedwhile letting them know who is boss and, finally, to survive, goes from being home-schooled tosharing his real name. IL:K-3 RL:3 entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. IL:3-6 RL:5.1Z is for Moose Zora and meBy Bingham, Kelly By Bond, VictoriaMoose is terribly eager to play his part in Zebras A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurstonsalphabet book, but when his letter passes him by, childhood with her best friend Carrie, inMoose behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death,spot for him. IL:K-3 RL:.8 and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida. IL:5-8 RL:5.3