November 25, 2007
Houston, Gloria. My great-aunt Arizona. An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of schoolchildren.
Goble, Paul. Buffalo woman. A young hunter marries a female buffalo in the form of a beautiful maiden, but when his people reject her he must pass several tests before being allowed to join the buffalo nation.
Zelinsky, Paul O. Rumpelstiltskin. A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.
Cohen, Daniel. Brachiosaurus. Describes what is known about the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of this very large dinosaur.
Cohen, Daniel. Ichthyosaurus. Describes what is known about the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of this reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.
De Paola, Tomie. 26 Fairmount Avenue. Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
De Paola, Tomie. Here we all are. Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
Duke, Kate. Archaeologists dig for clues. Provides an introduction to the detective-like work of archaeologists who search for clues in the ground to learn how people lived in the past.
Brett, Jan. Berlioz the bear. Berlioz the bear and his fellow musicians are due to play for the town ball when the mule pulling their bandwagon refuses to move. A strange buzzing in Berlioz's double bass turns into a surprise that saves the day.
Polacco, Patricia. Chicken Sunday. To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, three children sell decorated eggs to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.
Steptoe, John. Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.
Yorinks, Arthur. Hey, Al. A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well.
Auch, Mary Jane. I was a third grade science project. While trying to hypnotize his dog for the third grade science fair, Brian accidentally makes his best friend Josh think he's a cat.
Christopher, Matt. Return of the home run kid. Sylvester Coddmyer III is having a dismal baseball season until he takes advice from a mysterious ex-ballplayer named Cheeko and starts to play more aggressively.
Dahl, Roald. The magic finger. Angered by a neighboring family's sport hunting, an eight-year-old girl turns her magic finger on them.
Danziger, Paula. I, Amber Brown. Because her divorced parents share joint custody of her, nine-year-old Amber suffers from lack of self-esteem and feels that she is a piece of jointly-owned property.
Danziger, Paula. Forever Amber Brown. Amber's life has changed dramatically: her parents are divorced, her father lives in France, her best friend has moved to another state, and now her mother must decide whether to remarry.
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown goes fourth. Entering fourth grade, Amber faces some changes in her life as her best friend moves away and her parents divorce.
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown is not a crayon. Her third grade year is a sad time for Amber, because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown wants extra credit. Unhappy over her parents' divorce and her mother's boyfriend Max, nine-year-old Amber finds her schoolwork suffering.
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown sees red. The year that she is in the fourth grade is a difficult one for Amber, as she tries to deal with escalating telephone fights between her divorced parents and her father's impending return to take joint custody of her.
Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown is feeling blue. Nine-year-old Amber Brown faces further complications because of her parents' divorce when her father plans to move back from Paris and she must decide which parent she will be with on Thanksgiving.
Danziger, Paula. You can't eat your chicken pox, Amber Brown. At the end of third grade, Amber is excited about her trip with her aunt to London and Paris, where she will see her father again, but her plans change when she comes down with chicken pox.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. A glass slipper for Rosie. Rosie plans to surprise her grandfather on his birthday by getting her dance class to perform "Cinderella," his favorite ballet.
Hurwitz, Johanna. School's out. Lucas thinks his summer vacation is ruined when Mom hires a French au pair to watch over Lucas and his two-year-old twin brothers.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Elisa in the middle. Five-year-old Elisa has an older brother and a new baby brother, but her elderly neighbor says the middle is the best, just like the filling in a sandwich.
Kline, Suzy. Herbie Jones. Herbie's experiences in the third grade include finding bones in the boy's bathroom, wandering away from his class on their field trip, and being promoted to a higher reading group.
Scieszka, Jon. Summer reading is killing me! At the beginning of summer vacation Joe, Sam, and Fred find themselves trapped inside their summer reading list, involved in a battle between good and evil characters from well-known children's books.
Whelan, Gloria. Hannah. Hannah, a blind girl living in Michigan in the late nineteenth century, doesn't go to school, until a new teacher comes to board at their house.
Whelan, Gloria. Silver. Even though he is the runt of the litter from her father's prize sled-racing dog, ten-year-old Rachel plans to train her puppy to become a champion racer and determines to track him down when he mysteriously disappears.
Wojciechowski, Susan. Don't call me Beanhead! The test -- Glamour Nails -- The star sweater -- The tooth -- The talent show. Beany worries about everything whether she is at home or school. These five stories tells about some of the things that worry her.