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  1. 1. What’s New!<br />In Children’s and Young Adult Literature<br />Teacher Resource Center<br />October, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Children’s LiteratureGrades PreK-3<br />
  3. 3. Close to You: How Animals Bond<br /><ul><li>Author: Kimiko Kajikawa
  4. 4. Publisher: Henry Holt
  5. 5. RL 1
  6. 6. IL P-2
  7. 7. ISBN: 978-0805081237</li></ul>Parents and their young have special ways of bonding, especially in the animal kingdom.<br />Subjects: Animal babies, and Parental behavior in animals<br />
  8. 8. Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book of Opposites<br />Author: Laura Seeger<br />Publisher: Roaring Brook Pr.<br />2006<br />RL 2<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-1596431850<br />Examines the concept of opposites through a series of die-cut illustrations.<br />Subjects: English language, Synonyms, and Antonyms<br />
  9. 9. Psalms for Young Children<br />Author: Marie-Helene Delval<br />Publisher: Eerdmans<br />2008<br />Ages 4-8<br />ISBN: 978-0802853226<br />This collection provides a way for children to begin expressing their faith in God.<br />
  10. 10. Big Words for Little People<br />Author: Jamie Lee Curtis<br />Publisher: Joanne Cotler Books<br />2008<br />RL 2<br />IL P-3<br />ISBN: 978-0061127595<br />With grown-up words, a big, boisterous and zany family celebrates the power of language and discovers that words are the bridge that connects us all.<br />Subjects: Big words, Values, and Feelings<br />
  11. 11. I Will Surprise My Friend<br /><ul><li>Author: Mo Willems
  12. 12. Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  13. 13. 2008
  14. 14. RL 0.8
  15. 15. IL P-1
  16. 16. ISBN: 978-1423109624</li></ul>Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other, but the biggest surprise is the one they least expect.<br />Subjects: Friendship, fiction, Elephants, Pigs, and Surprises<br />
  17. 17. Ocean Seasons<br />Author: Ron Hirschi<br />Publisher: Sylvan Dell Pub.<br />2007<br />RL 5.4<br />IL 1-4<br />ISBN: 978-0977742325<br />Learn about the ocean’s plants and animals that are joined through mix of seasons.<br />Subjects: Marine ecology and Food chains (Ecology)<br />
  18. 18. What I Like About Me<br />Author: Allia Zobel Nolan<br />Publisher: Reader’s Digest<br />2005<br />Ages 4-8<br />ISBN: 978-0794419455 <br />This is a book, full of pull tabs and touch and feel elements, that celebrates the things that make us different.<br />Subjects: Self-esteem, Differences, Touch and feelings.<br />
  19. 19. Brava Strega Nona Popup Book<br />Author: Tomie dePaola<br />Publisher: B.P. Putnam’s Sons<br />2008<br />RL 3.9<br />IL K-3<br />ISBN: 978-0888998736<br />When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the people in town how it works.<br />Subjects: Folklore and Italy<br />
  20. 20. African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways<br />Author: Avis Harvey<br />Publisher: Candlewick Press<br />2009<br />RL 3.0<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 0763636215<br />Eighteen acrostics focusing on various animals from Africa.<br />Subjects: Acrostics, Animals, Africa, Poetry<br />
  21. 21. There’s a Wolf at the Door:Five Classic Tales<br /><ul><li>Author: Zoe B. Alley
  22. 22. Publisher: Roaring Brook Pr.
  23. 23. 2008
  24. 24. RL 2
  25. 25. IL K-3
  26. 26. ISBN: 978-1596432758</li></ul>As his plans are spoiled over and over again, the wolf keeps trying to find his dinner, in this retelling of five well-known stories and fables.<br />Subjects: Folklore, Fables, and Wolves<br />
  27. 27. The Black Book of Colors<br /><ul><li>Author: Menena Cottin
  28. 28. Publisher: Groundwood Books
  29. 29. 2008
  30. 30. RL 2.6
  31. 31. IL 2-12
  32. 32. ISBN: 978-0888998736</li></ul>Readers are invited to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery.<br />Subjects: Color<br />
  33. 33. One Boy<br /><ul><li>Author: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  34. 34. Publisher: Roaring Brook Pr.
  35. 35. 2008
  36. 36. RL 1
  37. 37. IL P-2
  38. 38. ISBN: 978-1596432741</li></ul>A boy creates ten paintings in this counting book that also explores the relationship of words within words.<br />Subjects: Counting, Painting, fiction, and Vocabulary<br />
  39. 39. ABC 3D<br /><ul><li>Author: Marion Bataille
  40. 40. Publisher: Roaring Brook Pr.
  41. 41. 2008
  42. 42. RL P-2
  43. 43. IL P-12
  44. 44. ISBN: 978-1596434257</li></ul>An interesting and innovative popup book of the letters of the alphabet.<br />Subjects: Alphabet and Pop-ups<br />
  45. 45. What Can You Do With a Rebozo?<br />Author: Carmen Tafolla<br />Publisher: Tricycle Pr.<br />2008<br />RL 3.2<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-1582462202<br />A spunky, young Mexican American girl explains the many uses of her mother's red rebozo, or long scarf.<br />Subjects: Stories in rhyme, Mexican Americans, fiction, and Scarves<br />
  46. 46. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever<br /><ul><li>Author: Marla Frazee
  47. 47. Publisher: Harcourt
  48. 48. 2008
  49. 49. RL 3.4
  50. 50. IL 1-4
  51. 51. ISBN: 978-0152060206</li></ul>Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon’s grandparents during summer vacation.<br />Subjects: Friendship, fiction, Vacations, Beaches, and Grandparents<br />
  52. 52. Go, Go America<br />Author: Don Yaccarino<br />Publisher: Scholastic Pr.<br />2008<br />RL 4<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-0439703383<br />Hitch a ride with the fabulous Farley family as they travel state to state and discover far-out festivals, kooky contests, and oodles of oddities across America.<br />Subjects: United States, Curiosities and wonders, Description, and Travel<br />
  53. 53. How to Heal a Broken Wing<br />Author: Bob Graham<br />Publisher: Candlewick Pr.<br />2008<br />RL 1<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0763639037<br />When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it, hoping in time it will be able to return to the sky.<br />Subjects: Wildlife rescue, fiction, and Birds<br />
  54. 54. Who Ate all the Cookie Dough?<br /><ul><li>Author: Karen Beaumont
  55. 55. Publisher: Henry Holt
  56. 56. 2008
  57. 57. RL 1
  58. 58. IL P-1
  59. 59. ISBN: 978-0805082678</li></ul>Kanga and her friends try to discover who ate all of her cookie dough.<br />Subjects: Animals, fiction, Stories in rhyme, and Lost and found possessions<br />
  60. 60. Ellie McDoodle Have Pen, Will Travel<br />Author: Ruth McNally Barshaw<br />Publisher: Bloomsbury<br />2007<br />RL 3.3<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-1582347455<br />Ellie McDougal is determined to have every minute of a summer camping trip with her family. To keep her sanity she captures all the excruciating (and very funny) details in her secret journal.<br />Subjects: Interpersonal relations, fiction, Cousins, and Camping<br />
  61. 61. Duck! Rabbit!<br />Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal<br />Publisher: Chronicle Books<br />2009<br />RL 1<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0811868655<br />Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.<br />Subjects: Animals and Identification<br />
  62. 62. Red Sings from Treetops<br /><ul><li>Author: Joyce Sidman
  63. 63. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  64. 64. 2009
  65. 65. RL 3.2
  66. 66. IL K-3
  67. 67. ISBN: 978-0547014944</li></ul>Nature displays different colors to announce the changing of the seasons of the year.<br />Subjects: Color, Seasons, and Nature<br />
  68. 68. The Little Yellow Leaf<br />Author: Carlin Berger<br />Publisher: Greenwillow Books<br />2008<br />Ages 3-8<br />ISBN: 978-0061452239<br />A story for anyone who has been afraid of facing the unknown, and celebrating with friends who help us take the big leap.<br />Subjects: Leaves<br />
  69. 69. The Imaginary Garden<br /><ul><li>Author: Andrew Larsen
  70. 70. Publisher: Kids Can Press
  71. 71. 2009
  72. 72. RL 2.6
  73. 73. IL K-3
  74. 74. ISBN: 978-1554532797</li></ul>Theodora and her grandfather decided to paint a garden on the balcony of his new apartment, which takes on a life of its own thanks to Theo’s love, imagination, and creativity.<br />Subjects: Imagination, Gardens, and Painting<br />
  75. 75. Swing: A Scanimation Picture Book<br /><ul><li>Author: Rufus Butler Seder
  76. 76. Publisher: Workman Pub
  77. 77. 2008
  78. 78. RL 2
  79. 79. IL P-3
  80. 80. ISBN: 978-0761151272</li></ul>Rhyming text asks if the reader can do a variety of space activities.<br />Subjects: Stories in rhyme, Toy and movable books, and Sports<br />
  81. 81. Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life<br /><ul><li>Author: Molly Bang
  82. 82. Publisher: Blue Sky Press
  83. 83. 2009
  84. 84. RL 3.4
  85. 85. Il P-3
  86. 86. ISBN: 978-0545044226</li></ul>An informative book that will mesmerize readers and help further a child’s understanding of the energy we share with all living things in nature.<br />Subjects: Sunshine and Photosynthesis<br />
  87. 87. Henry the Impatient Heron<br />Author: Donna Love<br />Publisher: Sylvan Dell Pub<br />2008<br />RL 2<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-1934359907<br />Henry the heron couldn’t stand still, and herons have to stand still to catch their food. Henry learns a valuable lesson from the King O Camouflage, which teaches the importance of just being still.<br />Subjects: Birds, Herons, and Patience <br />
  88. 88. Follow That Map: a First Look at Mapping Skills<br /><ul><li>Author: Scot Ritchie
  89. 89. Publisher: Kids Can Press
  90. 90. 2009
  91. 91. RL 3.5
  92. 92. IL P-3
  93. 93. ISBN: 978-1554532742</li></ul>This interactive picture book explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts while also introducing an activity at the end to show children how to make a map of their bedroom.<br />Subjects: Maps and Map reading<br />
  94. 94. One<br />Author: Kathryn Otoshi<br />Publisher: KO Kids Book<br />2008<br />RL 2.2<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0972394642<br />A number/color book reminding us that it just takes one to make everyone count.<br />Subjects: Bullies, Counting, and Colors<br />
  95. 95. The Lion and the Mouse<br /><ul><li>Author: Jerry Pinkney
  96. 96. Publisher: Little Brown and Co.
  97. 97. 2009
  98. 98. RL WL
  99. 99. IL P-2
  100. 100. ISBN: 978-0316013567</li></ul>In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.<br />Subjects: Folklore, Fables, and Stories without words<br />
  101. 101. Yellow Umbrella<br /><ul><li>Author: Jae Soo Liu
  102. 102. Publisher: Kane Miller
  103. 103. 2002
  104. 104. RL Wordless
  105. 105. IL K-3
  106. 106. ISBN: 978-0929132362</li></ul>Paintings of umbrellas as viewed from above, gradually gathering and sheltering children on a rainy day.Subjects: Umbrellas<br />
  107. 107. Sandy’s Circus<br />Author: Tanya Lee Stone<br />Publisher: Viking Books<br />2008<br />RL 3.6<br />IL 1-6<br />ISBN: 978-0670062683<br />Sandy was always fiddling with odds and ends. When he got older, he started creating wire sculptures. Soon, he created an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a new brand of art.<br />Subjects: Alexander Calder, 1898-1976, and Circus in art<br />
  108. 108. The World’s Greatest: Poems<br />Author: J. Patrick Lewis<br />Publisher: Chronicle Books<br />2008<br />RL 3<br />IL 1-4<br />ISBN: 978-0811851305<br />A number of vexing questions are the subject matter of this zany collection of verse by one of America’s most well-loved children’s poets.<br />Subjects: Children’s poetry and America<br />
  109. 109. Chester<br /><ul><li>Author: Melanie Watt
  110. 110. Publisher: Kids Can Press
  111. 111. 2007
  112. 112. RL 1.8
  113. 113. IL P-2
  114. 114. ISBN: 978-1554531400</li></ul>Told and retold, by dueling authors, Melanie starts out with the story of a mouse. Then her cat, Chester sends the mouse packing and proceeds to rewrite the story with his marker, and the gloves off.<br />Subjects: Cats and Mice<br />
  115. 115. One World, One Day<br />Author: Barbara Kerley<br />Publisher: National Geographic<br />2009<br />RL 2<br />IL K-3<br />ISBN: 978-1426304606<br />The book follows the course of one day in our world through a variety of children’s lives.<br />Subjects: Children, Social life, and Customs<br />
  116. 116. Eleanor, Quiet no More: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt<br />Author: Doreen Rappaport<br />Publisher: Disney/Hyperion Books<br />2009<br />RL 3.6<br />IL K-3<br />ISBN: 978-0786851416<br />A biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, the most socially and politically active -- and controversial -- First Lady America had ever seen. Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the soul of America forever.<br />Subjects: Leadership, Political activists, President’s spouses, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Social reformers<br />
  117. 117. Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library!<br />Author: Vicki Myron<br />Publisher: Little Brown<br />2009<br />RL 2.8<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0316068741<br />After being abandoned in the library’s book return box, and discovered by the librarian, Dewey the kitten is adopted, named, and given the library as a place to call his home.<br />Subjects: Dewey, Library cats, Spencer, Iowa<br />
  118. 118. How Many Baby Pandas?<br /><ul><li>Author: Sandra Markle
  119. 119. Publisher: Walker and Co
  120. 120. 2009
  121. 121. RL 4.1
  122. 122. IL P-4
  123. 123. ISBN: 978-0802797834</li></ul>Basic counting skills combined with panda facts to introduce readers to numbers and these cuddle cubs.<br />Subjects: Counting and Giant Pandas<br />
  124. 124. Are you a Horse?<br />Author: Andy Rash<br />Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books<br />2009<br />RL 4.7<br />IL P-4<br />ISBN: 978-0439724173<br />When Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, he goes in search of a horse.<br />Subjects: Animals, fiction, and Horses<br />
  125. 125. All in Just One Cookie<br /><ul><li>Author: Susan E. Goodman
  126. 126. Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  127. 127. 2006
  128. 128. RL 4
  129. 129. IL K-3
  130. 130. ISBN: 978-0060090920</li></ul>Brief explanation of all of the ingredients that go into a cookie.<br />Subjects: Cookies<br />
  131. 131. All the World<br /><ul><li>Author: Liz Garton Scanlon
  132. 132. Publisher: Beach Lane Books
  133. 133. 2009
  134. 134. RL 2
  135. 135. IL P-2
  136. 136. ISBN: 978-1416985808</li></ul>Follow a circle of family and friends through the course of a day. The book affirms the importance of all things great and small in the world, from the tiniest shell to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.<br />Subjects: American poetry<br />
  137. 137. A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet<br />Author: Stephen T. Johnson<br />Publisher: Simon and Schuster<br />2008<br />RL 2<br />IL P-3<br />ISBN: 978-0689863011<br />Discover art and language through painting, collage, and sculpture while finding the hidden letters.<br />Subjects: Abstract art, Alphabet, and English language<br />
  138. 138. Emily Post’s Table Manners for Kids<br />Authors: Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning<br />Publisher: Collins<br />2009<br />RL 3<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-0061117091<br />This lucid-how-to covers everything from politely eating soup to hosting a party.<br />Subjects: Etiquette<br />
  139. 139. Bayani’s Bridge<br /><ul><li>Author: Dee Kramer
  140. 140. Publisher: The Write Place
  141. 141. 2009
  142. 142. ISBN: 978-0980008487</li></ul>Bayani and his family live under a bridge in Manila and work in the city dump. On a good day, they earn $2 to $3 dollars. Their earnings provide food and enough money for Bayani’s older sister to attend school.<br />Subjects: Poverty, Slums, Manila.<br />
  143. 143. The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Birding Poems<br />Author: Michael J. Rosen<br />Publisher: Candlewick Pr<br />2009<br />RL 3<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-0763630492<br />A joyful primer on the pleasures of bird-watching merges with haiku.<br />Subjects: American Haiku, American poetry, and Birds<br />
  144. 144. My People<br /><ul><li>Author: Langston Hughes
  145. 145. Publisher: Atheneum Books
  146. 146. 2009
  147. 147. RL 1
  148. 148. IL K-3
  149. 149. ISBN: 978-1416935407</li></ul>The inspirational words of Langston Hughes’ poems brought to life through a collection of sepia-colored photographs that capture the diverse features, hearts, and souls of its subjects.<br />Subjects: African Americans and Poetry<br />
  150. 150. A Penguin Story<br /><ul><li>Author: Antoinette Portis
  151. 151. Publisher: Harper Collings
  152. 152. 2009
  153. 153. RL 1.4
  154. 154. IL P-3
  155. 155. ISBN: 978-006145886</li></ul>Edna, the penguin tries to find something in her surroundings that is not black, white, or blue. She finds something and more. A lesson in curiosity and never being satisfied.<br />Subjects: Color, Curiosity, and Penguins<br />
  156. 156. The Storm in the Barn<br />Author: Matt Phelan<br />Publisher: Candlewick Pr<br />2009<br />RL 2.3<br />IL 3-7<br />ISBN: 978-0763636180<br />Facing his share of ordinary challenges, from local bullies to failing his father’s expectations, 11 year old Jack Clark must deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl in 1937, Kansas. Graphic format<br />Subjects: Dust Bowl, Comic books, and Kansas <br />
  157. 157. This Little Prayer of Mine<br />Author: Anthony DeStefano<br />Publisher: Waterbrook Press<br />2010<br />RL 1-3<br />IL 1-3<br />ISBN: 978-0307458049<br />A beautiful little book which helps children to establish a relationship with God through their personal needs and requests.<br />Subjects: Children and Prayers, and Devotions<br />
  158. 158. Archie’s War: My Scrapbook of the First World War<br />Author: Marcia Williams<br />Publisher: Candlewick Press<br />2007<br />RL 3.9<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-0763635329<br />When Archie is given a scrapbook for his tenth birthday in 1914, he chronicles the next four years of his life using documents, artifacts, and comic strips.<br />Subjects: Diaries, Great Britain, and WWI<br />
  159. 159. Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day<br />Author: Pat Mora<br />Publisher: Rayo<br />2009<br />RL 2<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0061288777<br />Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate EL dia de los ninos, or Children’s day, in this bilingual story.<br />Subjects: Books and reading, Holidays, and Spanish language<br />
  160. 160. Gracias Thanks<br /><ul><li>Author: Pat Mora
  161. 161. Publisher: Lee and Low Books
  162. 162. 2009
  163. 163. RL 2.8
  164. 164. IL 2-5
  165. 165. ISBN: 978-1600602580</li></ul>A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun telling about some of the everyday things for which he it thankful.<br />Subjects: Gratitude, Hispanic Americans, Racially mixed people, Spanish language materials, Bilingual.<br />
  166. 166. Benny Penny and the Big No-No<br />Author: Geoffrey Hayes<br />Publisher: Raw Junior<br />2009<br />RL 1.3<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-0979923890<br />Two mice meet their new neighbor and discover that she is not as scary as feared.<br />Subjects: Mice. Comic books, fiction. Neighbors. Siblings<br />
  167. 167. Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse<br />Author: Marilyn Singer<br />Publisher: Dutton Books<br />2010<br />RL 3.0<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-0525479017<br />A collection of short poems, when reversed, provide a new perspective on fairy talk characters.<br />Subjects: American poetry<br />
  168. 168. Word After Word After Word<br /><ul><li>Author: Patricia MacLachlan
  169. 169. Publisher: Harper Collins
  170. 170. 2010
  171. 171. RL 3.2
  172. 172. IL 3-6
  173. 173. ISBN: 978-0060279714</li></ul>A visiting author teaches five friends about the power of words and writing.<br />Subjects: Authorship and fiction<br />
  174. 174. Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems<br />Author: Georgia Heard<br />Publisher: Roaring Books Press<br />2009<br />RL 3.0<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-1596432208<br />An anthology of list poems.<br />Subjects: Children’s Poetry and American Verse<br />
  175. 175. Do you Have a Cat?<br />Author: Eileen Spinelli<br />Publisher: Eerdmans Books<br />2010<br />RL 2<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0802853516<br />Rhyming text introduces historical figures that owned cats.<br />Subjects: Cats<br />
  176. 176. Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors<br /><ul><li>Author: Joyce Sidman
  177. 177. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  178. 178. 2010
  179. 179. RL 3.0
  180. 180. IL 1-4
  181. 181. ISBN: 978-0618717194</li></ul>Both poetry and prose about all living creatures that have developed unique characteristics.<br />Subjects: Nature and Animals<br />
  182. 182. Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don’t)<br />Author: Barbara Bottner<br />Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf<br />2010<br />RL 2.4<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0375848623<br />A first grade girl does not like to read, but she finds a book that changes her mind.<br />Subjects: Reading, Librarians, Books<br />
  183. 183. Animals of the Bible: for Young Children<br />Author: Marie-Helene Delval<br />Publisher: Eerdmans Books<br />2010<br />RL 2<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0802853769 <br />Subject: Animals, Bible stories.<br />
  184. 184. Children’s LiteratureGrades 4 - 8<br />
  185. 185. Heroes of the Environment<br />Author: Harriet Rohmer<br />Publisher: Chronicle Books<br />2009<br />RL 7.4<br />IL 4-7<br />ISBN: 978-0811867795<br />Tells stories of 12 people across North America who are helping to protect the environment.Subject: Environmentalists<br />
  186. 186. Pharaoh: Life and Afterlife of a God<br /><ul><li>Author: David Kennett
  187. 187. Publisher: Walker and Co.
  188. 188. 2008
  189. 189. RL 6
  190. 190. IL 4-7
  191. 191. ISBN: 978-082795687</li></ul>Graphic novel-style artwork presents the lives and afterlives of Seti I and Ramesses II –and the powerful civilizations they built.<br />Subjects: Egyptian kings, Ramsesses II and Seti<br />
  192. 192. Frogs<br /><ul><li>Author: Nic Bishop
  193. 193. Publisher: Scholastic
  194. 194. 2008
  195. 195. RL 4.8
  196. 196. IL P-4
  197. 197. ISBN: 978-0439877558</li></ul>A collection of close-up photographs capturing an array of diverse frogs in their natural habitat, including bullfrogs and dart frogs<br />Subjects: Frogs<br />
  198. 198. Balls Round 2Sequel to Balls<br />Author: Michael J. Rosen<br />Publisher: Darby Creek Pub.<br />2006<br />RL 6.9<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-1581960662<br />Learn about the balls used in baseball, softball, bowling, bocce ball, croquet, billiards, the shot put and other “oddballs.”<br />Subjects: Balls (Sporting goods) and Ball games<br />
  199. 199. The Brother’s War: Civil War Voices in Verse<br />Author: J. Patrick Lewis<br />Publisher: National Geographic<br />2007<br />RL 6<br />IL 6.5<br />ISBN: 978-1426300363<br />Powerful historical documentation of our country’s Civil War uses poetry to vividly bring to life the brutal conflict that tore America apart.<br />Subjects: United States, History, 1861-1865, Civil War, and Poetry<br />
  200. 200. Tomie dePaola’s Front Porch Tales & North Country Whoppers<br /><ul><li>Author: Tomie dePaola
  201. 201. Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  202. 202. 2007
  203. 203. RL 4
  204. 204. IL 1-4
  205. 205. ISBN: 978-0399247545 </li></ul>A collection of folk tales, original stories, and jokes reflecting the regional humor of northern New England.<br />Subjects: Folklore and New England<br />
  206. 206. A School Like Mine: A Unique Celebration of Schools Around the World<br />Author: Penny Smith<br />Publisher: Dorling Kindersley<br />2007<br />RL 5<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-0756629137<br />Children from around the world tell about their schools.<br />Subjects: Schools<br />
  207. 207. The Way we Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body<br />Author: David Macaulay<br />Publisher: Houghton Mifflin<br />2008<br />RL 7<br />IL 2-9<br />ISBN: 978-0618233786<br />A reference for children, families, teachers, and anyone who has questions about how his or her body works.<br />Subjects: Human body, Anatomy, and Physiology<br />
  208. 208. Hate That Cat!Sequel to Love That Dog<br /><ul><li>Author: Sharon Creech
  209. 209. Publisher: Johanna Cotler Books
  210. 210. 2008
  211. 211. RL 4
  212. 212. IL 4-7
  213. 213. ISBN: 978-0061430923</li></ul>A sequel to Love That Dog, Hate That Cat is a novel in verse.<br />Subjects: School and Animals<br />
  214. 214. Rapunzel’s Revenge<br />Author: Shannon Hale<br />Publisher: Bloomsbury<br />2008<br />RL 3.2<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-1599900704<br />Rapunzel and her amazing hair team up with Jack (of the beanstalk fame) to gallop around the wild and western landscape, changing lives, righting wrongs, and bringing joy to every soul they encounter.<br />Subjects: Revenge, Comic books, Strips, fiction, and Criminals<br />
  215. 215. The Orange Shoes<br />Author: Trinka Hakes Noble<br />Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press<br />2007<br />RL 4.9<br />IL 1-4<br />ISBN: 978-1585362776<br />After a classmate makes her feel ashamed of having no shoes, she learns that her parents and others, see value in things that do not cost money.<br />Subjects: School stories, Family life, fiction, Artists, Poverty, and Shoes<br />
  216. 216. What the World Eats<br /><ul><li>Author: Peter Menzel
  217. 217. Publisher: Hyperion Books
  218. 218. 2008
  219. 219. RL 4
  220. 220. IL 1-5
  221. 221. ISBN: 978-1582462462</li></ul>Photographic collection exploring what the of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week’s worth of food.<br />Subjects: Food, Eating customs, and Diet<br />
  222. 222. When is a Planet not a Planet? The Story of Pluto<br />Author: Elaine Scott<br />Publisher: Clarion Books<br />2007<br />RL 6.6<br />IL 1-6<br />ISBN: 978-0618898329<br />Presents text and illustrations explaining Pluto’s reassignment on Aug. 24, 2006, from planet to dwarf planet.<br />Subjects: Pluto<br />
  223. 223. Chains<br />Author: Laurie Halse Anderson<br />Publisher: Simon and Schuster<br />2008<br />RL 5.2<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-1416905851<br />After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.<br />Subjects: African Americans, fiction, Slavery, Spies, United States, 1775-1783, Revolution, and New York<br />
  224. 224. Lay-ups and Long Shots<br /><ul><li>Author: Joseph Bruchac
  225. 225. Publisher: Darby Creek Pub.
  226. 226. 2008
  227. 227. RL 4.7
  228. 228. IL 5-9
  229. 229. ISBN: 978-01581960785</li></ul>A collection of sports-related short stories that tell the tales of athletes in a variety of sports, including track, football, martial arts, Ping Pong, and dirt bike riding.<br />Subjects: Sportsmanship, fiction, Sports, and Athletic ability<br />
  230. 230. Wabi Sabi<br />Author: Mark Reibstein<br />Publisher: Little, Brown<br />2008<br />RL 4.5<br />IL P-2<br />ISBN: 978-0316118255<br />Wabi Sabi, a cat living in the city of Kyoto, learns about the Japanese concept of beauty through simplicity as she asks various animals she meets about the meaning of her name.<br />Subjects: Cats, fiction, Animals, Japan, and Japanese aesthetics<br />
  231. 231. One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference<br />Author: Katie Smith Milway<br />Publisher: Kids Can Press<br />2008<br />RL 4.6<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-1554530281<br />Tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana, who, with a very small loan from his mother, started a tiny poultry farm and earned enough money to return to school and make a better life for his family.<br />Subjects: Chickens, fiction; Poverty, Borrowing and lending, Loans, and Ghana<br />
  232. 232. You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!<br />Author: Jonah Winter<br />Publisher Schwartz and Wade Books<br />2009<br />RL 4.5<br />IL P-4<br />ISBN: 978-0375837388<br />Learn about what made Sandy Koufax, a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, so amazing.<br />Subjects: Baseball players, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Koufax, Sandy<br />
  233. 233. Greater Estimations<br /><ul><li>Author: Bruce Goldstone
  234. 234. Publisher: Henry Holt
  235. 235. 2008
  236. 236. RL 4
  237. 237. IL 2-5
  238. 238. ISBN: 978-0805083156</li></ul>Shows how to train yourself to make really great estimation about length, volume, area, and much more.<br />Subjects: Estimation theory<br />
  239. 239. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little<br />Author: Peggy Gifford<br />Publisher: Schwartz and Wade Books<br />2008<br />RL 5.2<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-0375839153<br />With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her summer reading book.<br />Subjects: Family life, Twins, Books and reading, and Summer<br />
  240. 240. Redwoods<br />Author: Jason Chin<br />Publisher: Roaring Brook Press<br />2009<br />RL 5.6<br />IL 1-5<br />ISBN: 978-1596436301<br />General information in a story format. The information is about redwood trees such as height, how the bark protects them from fire, average age, and the types of plants and animals that live in them.<br />Subjects: Boys, Redwoods, Coast redwood, and Giant Sequoia<br />
  241. 241. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice<br />Author: Phillip Hoose<br />Publisher: Melanie Kroupa Books<br />2009<br />RL 6.8<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-0374313227<br />The life of an Alabama teenager who played an integral but little known role in the Montgomery bus strike of 1955-1956, by refusing to give up a bus seat and later becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil case against the bus company.<br />Subjects: African Americans, Alabama, Civil Rights workers, Claudette Colvin, Teenage girls, Segregation in transportation, and Race relations<br />
  242. 242. Down, Down, Down: a Journey to the Bottom of the Sea<br />Author: Steve Jenkins<br />Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt<br />RL 6.0<br />IL K-6<br />ISBN: 978-0618966363<br />This book presents marine animals such as; luminescent jellyfish and squid as long as a bus. <br />Subjects: Marine Animals<br />
  243. 243. A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing and Shout<br />Author: Paul B. Janeczko<br />Publisher: Candlewick Press<br />2009<br />RL 6<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-0763606633<br />A collection of lively rhymes and tricky tongue twisters, poems for more than one voice, bilingual poems and poems that may just inspire kids to memorize them.<br />Subjects: American poetry<br />
  244. 244. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11<br />Author: Brian Floca<br />Publisher: Atheneum Books<br />2008<br />RL 4.8<br />IL P-4<br />ISBN: 978-1416950462<br />A book about adventure and discovery—a story of leaving the returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, and the rest of the world seen from far away.<br />Subjects: Space flight to the moon, Project Apollo, and Apollo II<br />
  245. 245. All the Broken Pieces<br /><ul><li>Author: Ann E. Burg
  246. 246. Publisher: Scholastic
  247. 247. 2009
  248. 248. RL 4.1
  249. 249. IL 4-7
  250. 250. ISBN: 978-0545080927</li></ul>Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and now, in a loving adoptive home in the U.S., a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.<br />Subjects: Adoption, Novels in verse, Vietnamese Americans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, and Psychological aspects.<br />
  251. 251. Al Capone Shines My Shoes<br />Author: Gennifer Choldenko<br />Publisher: Dial Books<br />2009<br />RL 3.8<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-0803734609<br />Moose Flanagan, living on Alcatraz with his family, discovers a note that says, “Your turn.” Is it from Al Capone himself? And if so, what does it mean? <br />Subjects: U.S. Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, Autism, and Brothers and Sisters<br />
  252. 252. The Monarch’s Progress: Poems with Wings<br /><ul><li>Author: Avis Harley
  253. 253. Publisher: Wordsong
  254. 254. 2008
  255. 255. RL 4
  256. 256. IL 3-6
  257. 257. ISBN: 978-1590785584</li></ul>Eighteen structured poems—haikus, tanka, sonnets, villorelles, and other forms—examine how monarch butterflies taste with their feet, migrate, and cover entire forest groves when they rest.<br />Subjects: Poetry, Canadian poetry, and Monarch butterflies<br />
  258. 258. The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps<br />Author: Deborah Kent<br />Publisher: Enslow Pub<br />2008<br />RL 6<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-0766027978<br />This book includes information on how the Japanese adapted to the American lifestyle before Pearl Harbor, life and conditions inside the camps, and creating a new life after leaving the camps.<br />Subjects: Japanese Americans, Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945, WWII,<br />Concentration camps, and Social conditions<br />
  259. 259. America at War<br />Author: Bennett Hopkins<br />Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books<br />2008<br />RL 5.7<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-1416918325<br />Collection of more than fifty poems and paintings from one of America’s most distinguished poets.<br />Subjects: American poetry, United States, and Military history<br />
  260. 260. Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe<br /><ul><li>Author: Karen E. Lange
  261. 261. Publisher: National Geographic
  262. 262. 2008
  263. 263. RL 3.6
  264. 264. IL 1-6
  265. 265. ISBN: 978-1426303982</li></ul>This is a photo biography which examines the life and times of the author and poet who would have a huge influence on future generations of writers, poets, and artists.<br />Subjects: American Authors, 19th Century, Poe, and Pictorial works<br />
  266. 266. When Elephants Fight: The Lives of Children in conflict in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Uganda <br />Author: Eric Walters<br />Publisher: Orca Books<br />2009<br />RL 4<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-1551439006<br />The book tells a variety of stories about children who live in an environment of conflict in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda.<br />
  267. 267. Bubble Homes and Fish Farts<br />Author: Fiona Bayrock<br />Publisher: Charlesbridge<br />2009<br />RL 5.7<br />IL 1-5<br />ISBN: 978-1570916694<br />Real-world science with tongue-in-cheek humor describes how animals make bubbles, breathe bubbles, and even live in bubbles. <br />Subjects: Animals and Bubbles<br />
  268. 268. The Year of the RatSequel to Year of the Dog<br /><ul><li>Author: Grace Lin
  269. 269. Publisher: Little Brown
  270. 270. 2008
  271. 271. RL 4.6
  272. 272. IL 3-6
  273. 273. ISBN: 978-0316114264</li></ul>A young Taiwanese American girl faces many challenges during the year of the Rat. She must find the courage to forge ahead with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator.<br />Subjects: Chinese New Year, Family life, New York, Individuality, School Stories, and Taiwanese Americans<br />
  274. 274. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate<br />Author: Jacqueline Kelly<br />Publisher: Henry Holt and Co<br />2009<br />RL 5.3<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-0805088410<br />Calpurnia or Callie Vee learn what it means to be a girl growing up in a rural community at the turn of the century.<br />Subjects: Family life, Texas, Naturalists, and Grandfathers<br />
  275. 275. How to Write Your Life Story<br />Author: Ralph J. Fletcher<br />Publisher: Collins<br />2007<br />RL 6.5<br />IL 6-9<br />ISBN: 978-0060507701<br />This book describes the skills and techniques needed to write using your life experiences.<br />Subjects: Autobiography and Authorship<br />
  276. 276. The Smile<br />Author: Donna Jo Napoli<br />Publisher: Dutton Books<br />2008<br />RL 4.0<br />IL 7-12<br />ISBN: 978-0525479994<br />In Renaissance Italy, Elisabetta longs for romance, and when Leonardo da Vinci introduces her to Guiliano de Medici, whose family rules Florence but is about to be deposed, she has no inkling of the romance--and sorrow--that will ensue. <br />Subjects: Italian History, Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, and Renaissance<br />
  277. 277. Minnesota<br /><ul><li>Author: Sheryl Peterson
  278. 278. Publisher: Creative Education
  279. 279. 2009
  280. 280. RL 5.1
  281. 281. IL 3-6
  282. 282. ISBN: 978-1583416488</li></ul>An introduction to the state of Minnesota, including early history, its lands and resources, famous people and unique events. One of a series of books about states.<br />Subjects: Minnesota<br />
  283. 283. Dancing to Freedom: the True Story of Mao’s Last Dancer<br />Author: Li Cunxin<br />Publisher: Walker and Co<br />2008<br />RL 4.4<br />IL K-4<br />ISBN: 978-0802797773<br />The true story of Li Cunxin and how he went from living as a boy in a poor village in Northern China, to becoming a world class ballet dancer.<br />Subjects: Ballet dancers, China, Li Cunxin<br />
  284. 284. The Lemonade War<br /><ul><li>Author: Jacqueline Davies
  285. 285. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  286. 286. 2007
  287. 287. RL 4.1
  288. 288. IL 3-6
  289. 289. ISBN: 978-0618750436</li></ul>Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, learn they will be in the save class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out at the lemonade stands, trying to each earn the first $100.<br />Subjects: Arithmetic, Lemonade, Moneymaking projects, and Siblings<br />
  290. 290. Extra Credit<br /><ul><li>Author: Andrew Clements
  291. 291. Publisher: Atheneum Books
  292. 292. 2009
  293. 293. RL 5.3
  294. 294. IL 3-6
  295. 295. ISBN: 978-416949299</li></ul>Between Illinois, Afghanistan, and other cultural and religious divides, sixth grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other. This is an exchange of cultures through written letters.<br />Subjects: Afghanistan, Family life, Illinois, Letters, and Pen Pals<br />
  296. 296. The Word Snoop<br />Author: Ursula Dubosarsky<br />Publisher: Dial Books<br />2009<br />RL 6.3<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 0803734069 <br />With playful black and white riddles to solve, and codes to break, The Word Snoop, is definitive proof that words can spark the imagination and are anything but dull.<br />
  297. 297. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma<br />Sequel to The Mysterious<br />Benedict Society Series<br />Author: Trenton Lee Stewart<br />Publisher: Little Brown<br />2009<br />RL: 6.1<br />IL 4-7<br />ISBN: 978-0316045520<br />When a unexplained blackout engulfs Storetown, Teynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance must unravel clues related to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers bring them closer to danger than ever before.<br />Subjects: Friendship and School stories<br />
  298. 298. Swish: The Quest for Basketball’s Perfect Shot<br />Author: Mark Stewart<br />Publisher Millbrook Press<br />2009<br />RL 5.9<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-0822587521<br />This book explores all the aspects of basketball, from how the game was invented to player profiles and stories of famous baskets.<br />Subjects: Basketball players, and Basketball history<br />
  299. 299. Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott<br />Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough<br />Publisher: Henry Holt and Co<br />2009<br />RL 5.6<br />IL 2-6<br />ISBN: 978-0805081923<br />From her childhood years to significant moments as an adult, the life, experiences, and inspiration of one of America’s most beloved writers is presented in this colorfully illustrated picture book for beginning readers.<br />Subjects: Louisa May Alcott and American authors<br />
  300. 300. The Vermeer Interviews<br /><ul><li>Author: Bob Raczka
  301. 301. Publisher: Millbrook Press
  302. 302. 2009
  303. 303. RL 5.1
  304. 304. IL 4-7
  305. 305. ISBN: 978-0822594024</li></ul>In this book are seven painting by Jan Vermeer, author Bob Raczka takes on the role of interviewer and the people in the paintings become his willing subjects.<br />Subjects: Johannes Vermeer<br />
  306. 306. Never Smile at a Monkey<br /><ul><li>Author: Steve Jenkins
  307. 307. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  308. 308. 2009
  309. 309. RL 6.3
  310. 310. IL K-6
  311. 311. ISBN: 978-0618966202</li></ul>Find out what you should never do if you encounter one of a variety of surprisingly dangerous animals.<br />Subjects: Dangerous animals<br />
  312. 312. If American were a Village: A Book About the People of the United States<br />Author: David Smith<br />Publisher: Kids Can Press<br />2009<br />RL 5.6<br />IL 4-7<br />ISBN: 978-1554533442<br />This book uses a simple metaphor to create a snap-shot past, present, and future to help readers imagine America as a village of 100 people, exploring their lives to help children and readers of all ages to discover a while new version of America.<br />Subjects: Human geography, United States, and Population<br />
  313. 313. 14 Cows for America<br />Author: Carmen Agra Deedy<br />Publisher: Peachtree Pub<br />2009<br />RL 4.1<br />IL 1-4<br />ISBN: 978-1561454907<br />Maasi tribal members, after hearing the story about the Sept. 11 attacks, decide to present the American people with 14 sacred cows as a healing gift.<br />Subjects: Cattle, Kenya, Gifts, Relations, United States, and Maasi<br />
  314. 314. The Story of Snow: the Science of Winter’s Wonder<br />Author: Mark Cassino<br />Publisher: Chronicle Books<br />2009<br />RL 4.8<br />IL P-4<br />ISBN: 978-0811868662<br />The book provides answers to questions about snow, accompanied by photographs of real snow crystals and snowflake-catching instructions.<br />Subjects: Snowflakes<br />
  315. 315. The Merchant of Venice<br /><ul><li>Author: Gareth Hinds
  316. 316. Publishers: Candlewick Press
  317. 317. 2008
  318. 318. RL 4.5
  319. 319. IL 7-12
  320. 320. ISBN: 978-0763630249</li></ul>Graphic novel adaptation of the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender, Shylock.<br />Subjects: Jews, Venice, Comic strips, Moneylenders, and Shakespeare<br />
  321. 321. Almost Astronauts: 12 Women Who Dared to Dream: The True Story of the “Mercury 13” Women<br />Author: Tanya Lee Stone<br />Publisher: Candlewick Pr<br />2009<br />RL 7.1<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-0763636111<br />Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. <br />Subjects: Astronauts, Project Mercury, and Sex Discrimination<br />
  322. 322. The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors<br />Author: Chris Barton<br />Publisher: Charlesbridge<br />2009<br />RL 4<br />IL 2-5<br />ISBN: 978-1570916731<br />Describes the discovery of fluorescent paint by Bob and Joe Switzer, who experimented for years before finding the formula for creating colors which could glow in sunlight.<br />Subjects: Colors, Fluorescence, and Paint<br />
  323. 323. Faith, Hope, and Ivy June<br />Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor<br />Publisher: Delacorte Press<br />2009<br />RL 5.8<br />IL 4-7<br />ISBN: 978-0385905886<br />During a student exchange program, 7th graders Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities, and find that although their lifestyles are totally different, they also have a lot in common.<br />Subjects: Friendship, Student exchange programs, and Toleration<br />
  324. 324. The Bread Winner Trilogy<br /><ul><li>Author: Deborah Ellis
  325. 325. Publisher: Groundwood Books
  326. 326. 2009
  327. 327. RL 4.5
  328. 328. IL 5-9
  329. 329. ISBN: 978-0888999597</li></ul>Describes the life in Afghanistan for women after the Taliban gained control of the government.<br />Subjects: Afghanistan, Disguise, Kabul, Sex role, Survival, Taliban, Women’s rights<br />
  330. 330. Ballerina Dreams: A True Story<br />Author Lauren Thompson<br />Publisher: Feiwel and Friends<br />2007<br />RL 5.1<br />IL K-3<br />ISBN: 978-0312370299<br />A story of love, hope, and courage follow five little girls from Bayside Queens, N.Y., who wanted to be ballerinas and did not let physical disabilities get in the way of their dreams.<br />Subjects: Ballerinas, Ballet dancers, and Children with Cerebral Palsy<br />
  331. 331. The Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Innings<br />Author: Alan Gratz<br />Publisher: Kial Books<br />2009<br />RL 4.7<br />IL 5.0<br />ISBN: 978-0803732247<br />The story follows the past and future of a German immigrant family from Brooklyn through nine generations as they experience American life and continue their infatuation with baseball.<br />Subjects: Baseball, History, and Brooklyn <br />
  332. 332. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal<br />Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson<br />Publisher: Carolrhoda Books<br />2009<br />RL 5.2<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-0822567646<br />The author retells the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a deputy U.S. marshal in the Indian territory and was exceptional at tracking down fugitives and bringing them to justice<br />Subjects: Bass Reeves, U.S. marshals, Indian Territory, African Americans, and Oklahoma<br />
  333. 333. Life in the Boreal Forest<br /><ul><li>Author: Brenda Z. Guilberson
  334. 334. Publisher: Henry Holt
  335. 335. 2009
  336. 336. RL 4.2
  337. 337. IL P-4
  338. 338. ISBN: 978-0805077186</li></ul>This book teaches readers about the Boreal Forest and reminds them that it is up to us to make the beauty and bounty survive.<br />Subjects: Taiga ecology<br />
  339. 339. The Secret World of Walter Anderson<br /><ul><li>Author: Hester Bass
  340. 340. Publisher: Candlewick Press
  341. 341. 2009
  342. 342. RL 5.9
  343. 343. IL 2-5
  344. 344. ISBN: 978-0763635831</li></ul>This book reveals the fascinating world of reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson.<br />Subjects: Walter Anderson, Artists and Mississippi<br />
  345. 345. The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau<br />Author: Dan Yaccarino<br />Publisher: Alfred Knopf<br />2009<br />RL 4.8<br />IL 1-4<br />ISBN: 978-0375855733<br />This is an exciting picture book biography which introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.<br />Subjects: Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer, and France<br />
  346. 346. The Day of the Pelican<br />Author: Katherine Paterson<br />Publisher: Clarion Books<br />2009<br />RL 5.2<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-0547181882<br />In 1998, when the Kosovo hostilities escalate, 13 year old Meli’s life as an ethnic Albanian changes forever after her brother escapes his Serbian captors and the entire family flees from one refugee camp to another until they are able to immigrate to America<br />Subjects: Albanians, Kosovo, Muslims, Refugee camps<br />
  347. 347. Meet Christopher: an Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma<br />Author: Genevieve Simermeyer<br />Publisher: Council Oak Books<br />2008<br />ISBN: 978-1571782175<br />Meet Christopher, an eleven year old Osage boy from northeast Oklahoma. Learn about his family and his life.<br />Subjects: Osage Native Americans<br />
  348. 348. The Hive Detectives: Chronicles of a Honey Bee Catastrophe<br />Author: Loree Griffin Burns<br />Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt<br />2010<br />RL 7.5<br />IL 4-7<br />ISBN: 978-054152318<br />All about the wranglers and bee scientists who are working to understand what is causing honeybees to die.<br />Subjects: Beekeeping<br />
  349. 349. Young Adult LiteratureGrades 9-12<br />
  350. 350. Side By Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World<br /><ul><li>Author: Jan Greenberg
  351. 351. Publisher: Abrams Books
  352. 352. 2008
  353. 353. RL 8
  354. 354. IL 7-12
  355. 355. ISBN: 978-0810994713</li></ul>Features poems from all over the world that were inspired by works of art.<br />Subjects: Children’s and Young Adult Poetry, Art, and Poetry<br />
  356. 356. The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary<br />Author: Candace Fleming<br />Publisher: Schwartz and Wade Books<br />2008<br />RL 8.1<br />IL 5-9<br />ISBN: 978-0375836183<br />Joint biography of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln in a scrapbook format, using photographs, letters, engravings, cartoons and text to tell their life stories.<br />Subjects: Presidents, Lincoln, 1809-1882, United States, Civil War, and Presidents’ spouses<br />
  357. 357. Washington at Valley Forge<br />Author: Russell Freedman<br />Publisher: Holiday House<br />2008<br />RL 8.8<br />IL 3-6<br />ISBN: 978-0823420698<br />Describes the conditions braved by soldiers at Valley Forge during the American Revolution.<br />Subjects: Unites States history, 1732-1799, Revolution, Continental Army, Military Life, Washington, Headquarters, Valley Forge, and the 18th century<br />
  358. 358. Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering<br />Author: Martin W. Sandler<br />Publisher: National Geographic<br />2009<br />RL 9.0<br />IL 4-7<br />ISBN: 978-1426304620<br />A gripping tale of a man whose vision of building New York’s first subway was years ahead of time. <br />Subjects: New York, History, and Subways<br />
  359. 359. To access additional resources in the Teacher Resource Center please visit:<br /><br />Arranged by Stephanie Mulder, Senior Education major at Dordt College<br />