November 25, 2007
Simon, Charnan. Andrew Carnegie : builder of libraries. Biography of nineteenth-century philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, tracing his path from poverty to great wealth, providing information about some of the important historical events that occurred during his lifetime, and discussing how he used his money to support education through a library building program.
Simon, Charnan. Milton Hershey : chocolate king, town builder. Relates the story of the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania, known for his hard work, perseverance, and charity on behalf of young people.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. Laura Ingalls Wilder : growing up in the little house. A biography of the author of the "Little House" books, including the years of her marriage to Almanzo Wilder.
Beech, Linda. Scholastic's The magic school bus gets baked in a cake : a book about kitchen chemistry.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus inside the Earth. On a special field trip in the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns first hand about different kinds of rocks and the formation of the earth.
Herman, Gail, 1959-. The magic school bus blows its top : a book about volcanoes. A special field trip on the Magic School Bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to experience the formation of an island from an underwater volcano.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus at the waterworks. When Ms. Frizzle, the strangest teacher in school, takes her class on a field trip to the waterworks, everyone ends up experiencing the water purification system from the inside.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus inside a hurricane. A special field trip on the magic school bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to experience a hurricane firsthand, from air, sea, and land.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus in the time of the dinosaurs. When Ms. Frizzle takes her class to a dinosaur dig to look for Maiasaura nests, the Magic School Bus turns into a time machine and transports them back into prehistoric times--when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Relf, Patricia. A dinosaur named Sue : the story of the colossal fossil : the world's most complete T. rex. Text and color photos describe the journey of Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found as of 1999, from her 1990 discovery in South Dakota to her arrival and reconstruction at Chicago's Field Museum.
Aliki. Wild and woolly mammoths. Simple text and pictures describe the woolly mammoth, a giant land mammal that has been extinct for over 11,000 years.
Jenkins, Steve. Biggest, strongest, fastest. Presents 14 animals that are record holders in such areas as size, strength, speed, and age.
Relf, Patricia. The magic school bus hops home : a book about
animal habitats. Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the kinds of homes and living conditions that various animals require.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus on the ocean floor. On a special field trip aboard the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus inside a beehive. Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a field trip to a beehive in her magic school bus.
Krulik, Nancy E. The magic school bus goes upstream : a book
about salmon migration. The kids from Ms. Frizzle's class learn lessons about the life of salmon when their teacher turns her Magic School Bus into a mechanized fish.
Moore, Eva. The truth about bats. The students of the Magic School Bus learn the scientific facts as well as the myths about bats.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus inside the human body. A special field trip on the magic school bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to get a first-hand look at major parts of the body and how they work.
The magic school bus inside Ralphie : a book about germs. Ralphie is crushed when a fever keeps him home from school on the day he is scheduled to host the Frizzle News Network television broadcast on health, but he ends up hosting anyway--as the specimen under study.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus and the electric field trip. Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a field trip through the town's electrical wires so they can learn how electricity is generated and how it is used.
Cole, Joanna. The magic school bus explores the senses. Ms. Frizzle and her class explore the senses by traveling on the magic school bus in and out of an eye, ear, mouth, nose, and other parts of both human and animal bodies.
Gibbons, Gail. Bicycle book. Looks at the history and development of the bicycle with tips on how to take care of and safely ride a bicycle.
Relf, Patricia. The magic school bus plants seeds : a book about
how living things grow.
Fleischman, Paul. Joyful noise : poems for two voices. A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.
Donnelly, Judy. Tut's mummy : lost-- and found. Describes the burial of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the discovery of his long-lost tomb by archaeologists more than 3000 years later.
Bunting, Eve. The wall. A boy and his father come from far away to visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington and find the name of the boy's grandfather, who was killed in the conflict.
Martin, Bill. Knots on a counting rope. A grandfather and his blindngrandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.
McCully, Emily Arnold. Mirette on the high wire. Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.
Ringgold, Faith. Tar Beach. A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.
Bunting, Eve. The in-between days. Reluctant to see any changes in his life on Dove Island, eleven-year-old George tries to get rid of his father's new girlfriend.
Byars, Betsy Cromer. Wanted.. Mud Blossom. Convinced that Mud is responsible for the disappearance of the school hamster that he was taking care of for the weekend, Junior Blossom is determined that the dog should be tried for his "crime.".
Dahl, Roald. The twits. 1st U.S. ed. The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.
Dahl, Roald. Fantastic Mr. Fox. [1st ed.]. Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.
Dahl, Roald. The Minpins. Little Billy enters the Forest of Sin and meets the Minpins, matchstick-sized people who live in tree cities besieged by the Smoke-Belching Gruncher whom Billy vows to destroy.
Edmonds, Walter Dumaux. The matchlock gun. In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy.
Howe, James. Howliday Inn. While their family is away, Harold and Chester, a dog and a cat, are boarded at Chateau Bow-Wow where Chester becomes increasingly alarmed by the strange behavior of his fellow guests and the sudden disappearance of one of them.
James, Mary. Shoebag. Shoebag, a happy young cockroach who finds himself suddenly changed into a little boy, changes the lives of those around him before returning to his former life as an insect.
King-Smith, Dick. Harry's Mad. Harry's legacy from his great-uncle, a talking parrot, proves to be a much more exciting gift than he ever imagined.
Lowry, Lois. Zooman Sam. Four-year-old Sam's appearance as a zookeeper at his nursery school's Future Job Day leads him to a number of exciting activities and discoveries, including reading.
Lowry, Lois. All about Sam. The adventures of Sam, Anastasia Krupnik's younger brother, from his first day as a newborn through his mischievous times as a toddler.
Lowry, Lois. Attaboy, Sam! Sam is able to help his sister Anastasia with the poem she is writing for their mother's birthday, but his own efforts to create a special perfume are disastrous.
Namioka, Lensey. Yang the youngest and his terrible ear. Recently arrived in Seattle from China, musically untalented Yingtao is faced with giving a violin performance to attract new students for his father when he would rather be working on friendships and playing baseball.
Namioka, Lensey. Yang the third and her impossible family. Third daughter Mary Yang makes an unexpected new friend while trying to hide a kitten from her family.
Robinson, Barbara. The best school year ever. The six horrible Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, cause mayhem throughout the school year.
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Riding freedom. A fictionalized account of Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran away from an orphanage, posed as a boy, moved to California, and fooled everyone by her appearance.
Sachar, Louis. Wayside School gets a little stranger. Unusual things continue to happen in the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Sachar, Louis. Sideways stories from Wayside School. Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Sachar, Louis. Wayside School is falling down. More humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, where students learn to tango, face the cafeteria's dreaded Mushroom Surprise, and study a hobo during Show and Tell.
Schreiber, Ann. Twister trouble. The students of the Magic School Bus learn about tornadoes.
Scieszka, Jon. Knights of the kitchen table. When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Scieszka, Jon. The not-so-jolly Roger. Once again, three friends are sent back in time by a magic book and find themselves prisoners of the evil pirate Blackbeard.
Scieszka, Jon. 2095. While on a field trip to New York's Museum of Natural History, Joe, Sam, and Fred travel one hundred years into the future, where they encounter robots, anti-gravity disks, and their own grandchildren.
Wallace, Bill. Snot stew. Brother and sister cats are taken in by a family and learn the pleasures and dangers of living alongside humans.
Whelan, Gloria. The Indian school. In 1839, newly orphaned eleven-year-old Mary goes to live with her missionary aunt and uncle who run a school for Indian children in northern Michigan.