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LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES NEWSLETTER February 21, 2012 KATHLEEN ELEMENTARY DUNDEE RIDGE MIDDLE Rev Up and Read Race Car 564 books were distributed to 290 needy students in grades K-12 through the guidance counselors. Books were donated by the Polk County Reading Council, the Polk Educational Media Association, Teacher Created Materials, Delta Epsilon Chapter of Florida Delta Kappa Sorority, and Spessard Holland Elementary School students, faculty and staff. The books were donated in continuation for Celebrate Literacy Week and the Florida DOE “Rev up and Read” race car visit to two schools. Floral Avenue Elementary and Westwood Middle School were visited on February 21 to encourage students to take the lead and read. CELEBRATE LITERACY WEEK A SUCCESS WEBINAR FOR EBOOKS NEW eBooks We have recently acquired five eBooks from Britannica for your preview. Tell me what you think of these eBooks . Do you think that the link appearing in the MARC records makes it user friendly? Do you think students will access these books using Destiny? Please give feedback once you have evaluated them. A webinar below: (Click on the date to register) EBooks Webinars (1:30 2 p.m. Central Time) Thursday, February 16 Tuesday, March 13 Thursday, April 19 Tuesday, May 15 The International Student Media Festival was held in Jacksonville, Florida November 10-12. The festival consisted of a number of different learning opportunities for educators, parents, and students. Events included educational field trips, Student Producer Showcase, networking opportunities, Awards Ceremony, and numerous other celebrations for media producers. Three of our schools earned plagues: Southwest Middle School, Lawton Chiles Middle School and Griffin Elementary School.

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  • LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES NEWSLETTER February 21, 2012

    Schools Recognized BY

    ISMF

    KATHLEEN ELEMENTARY

    DUNDEE RIDGE MIDDLE

    Rev Up and Read Race Car

    564 books were distributed to 290 needy students in grades K-12

    through the guidance counselors. Books were donated by the

    Polk County Reading Council, the Polk Educational Media

    Association, Teacher Created Materials, Delta Epsilon Chapter of

    Florida Delta Kappa Sorority, and Spessard Holland Elementary

    School students, faculty and staff. The books were donated in

    continuation for Celebrate Literacy Week and the Florida DOE

    “Rev up and Read” race car visit to two schools. Floral Avenue

    Elementary and Westwood Middle School were visited on

    February 21 to encourage students to take the lead and read.

    CELEBRATE LITERACY WEEK A SUCCESS

    WEBINAR FOR EBOOKS NEW eBooks

    We have recently acquired five eBooks from Britannica

    for your preview. Tell me what you think of these

    eBooks . Do you think that the link appearing in the

    MARC records makes it user friendly? Do you think

    students will access these books using Destiny? Please

    give feedback once you have evaluated them. A

    webinar below: (Click on the date to register)

    E–Books Webinars (1:30 – 2 p.m. Central Time)

    Thursday, February 16

    Tuesday, March 13

    Thursday, April 19

    Tuesday, May 15

    The International Student Media Festival was held in

    Jacksonville, Florida November 10-12. The festival

    consisted of a number of different learning

    opportunities for educators, parents, and students.

    Events included educational field trips, Student

    Producer Showcase, networking opportunities, Awards

    Ceremony, and numerous other celebrations for media

    producers. Three of our schools earned plagues:

    Southwest Middle School, Lawton Chiles Middle School

    and Griffin Elementary School.

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  • SSYRA

    Thanks for all who have signed up for the

    SSYRA Book Festival.

    All entries should be turned in by May 4th at

    4:00 p.m. to Library Media Services.

    The rubrics will be in public folders if you

    would like to look at them.

    The festival will be held May 22nd and 23rd at

    the Jim Miles PD Center. Please plan to

    attend.

    State

    PSA Contest

    \

    Congratulations ITV students!

    Elementary School Level

    1st Place Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary, Palm

    Beach County, "Little Reader Who Became a Leader"

    2nd Place Timber Trace Elementary, Palm Beach County,

    "Florida Readers… Start Your Engines!"

    3rd Place Spessard Holland Elementary, Polk County,

    "Readers are Leaders"

    Middle School Level

    1st Place Lake Gibson Middle School, Polk County, "Fall

    in Love with Reading"

    2nd Place Explorer K-8, Hernando County, "When

    Reading Comes to Life"

    3rd Place Stambaugh Middle School, Polk County,

    "Readin' and Leadin'"

    High School Level

    1st Place Clearwater High School, Pinellas County, "Be a

    Reader Leader"

    2nd Place Cypress Lake High School, Lee County,

    "Silhouettes"

    3rd Place Florida Virtual School - High School,

    "Need to Escape? Just Pick up a Book"

    You can view the videos on the DOE website.

    Reading Comes Alive

    A Success In December we had the largest crowd ever. The following schools attended: Bethune, Carlton Palmore, Cleveland Court, Combee, Crystal Lake, Davenport SOA, Dundee, Gibbons, Griffin, Highland City, Highlands Grove, Kathleen, Lake Alfred, Lena Vista, Lewis Anna Woodbury, Oscar Pope, Padgett, Philip O’Brien, Purcell, R. Bruce Wagner, Rochelle, and Sleep Hill. The books performed by the Harrison students under the tutelage of Mrs. Ilene Finns were Stop that Pickle, Christian the Huggable Lion, One, Ugly Pie and What’s in the Egg: Little Pip. A special Thank You goes to the Greater Foundation of Lakeland for helping with buses in the Lakeland area.

  • Library Media Center Named

    The library media center was named in honor of Cathy Worthen at Winston Elementary School on Sunday, February 19, 2012. The superintendent and the mayor of Lakeland were among those who attended. This continues the legacy of schools naming library media centers after their library media specialists. Some centers that have named for former library media specialists can be found at Southwest Elementary, Winter Haven HS and Boone MS. There may be more. Cathy Worthen worked at four schools during her employment for Polk County Schools. She served as a teacher at Dixieland and Crystal Lake. She served as a library media specialist at Padgett and Winston until her death. A special thank you goes to Winston Elementary, Mrs. Strong and the SAC committee for recognizing Cathy and the contributions that this library media specialist made in the lives of Winston’s students.

    Does your library have these books in your collection? The following lists are examples for you to check your collections in preparation for our shift to support Common Core. You probably have many or similar titles already in your collections. The three Common Core ELA & Literacy evidence-based pedagogical shifts are: Shift 1: Balance informational and literary reading in

    all grades by emphasizing informational texts and the

    Common Core Appendix B Text Exemplars.

    Shift 2: Emphasize reading in many K–12 disciplines;

    including history, social studies, and science, with

    thoughtfully selected supplemental booklists.

    Shift 3: Require knowledge and direct

    consideration of the text to support students'

    evidentiary argument skills at all grade levels.

    The list below is only a sample list. Different

    companies are preparing documents to help with

    this topic. If you check Teaching Books.Net and

    Renaissance BookFind, you will find additional titles

    and information.

    Please tentatively mark your calendars for March

    21st

    for a meeting with Just Read Florida. The

    location has not yet been determined.

    THINGS TO REMEMBER

    SSYRA BOOK FESTIVAL PROJECTS DUE – MAY 4 TEXTBOOK INVENTORY DUE – JUNE 20 SSYRA BOOK FESTIVAL – MAY 22/23 INVENTORY DUE – LAST TEACHERS’ WORKDAY APRIL is School Library Month April 8-14 is National Library Week Initialize(Start) the library Inventory Mark your calendars tentative for March 21 March – National Reading Month to honor Dr. Seuss

    http://teachingbooks.net/CommonCore2012

  • Common Core

    Grade K - Exemplar Collection

    The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne

    Days with Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel

    Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia, Carmen Lomas Garza

    Father Bear Comes Home, Else Holmelund Minarik

    Fire! Fire!, Gail Gibbons

    Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean, Arthur Dorros

    Frog and Toad Together, Arnold Lobel

    Hi! Fly Guy, Tedd Arnold

    Little Bear's Friend, Else Holmelund Minarik

    Little Bear, Else Holmelund Minarik

    Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China, Ed Young

    Mr. Popper's Penguins, Richard & Florence Atwater

    My Five Senses, Aliki

    My Many Colored Days, Dr. Suess

    Pancakes for Breakfast, Tomie dePaola

    The Paper Crane, Molly Bang

    Reason For Seasons, Gibbons, Gail

    The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, Gail Gibbons

    A Story, A Story, retold by Gail E. Haley

    Ten Apples On Top, Seuss, Dr.

    Ten Black Dots, Donald Crews

    Ten, Nine, Eight, Molly Bang

    When We Were Very Young: Halfway Down Poem, A. A. Milne

    Grade K - Expanded Collection

    Fiction

    Anno's Counting Book, Mitsumasa Anno

    Apple Pie Fourth of July, Janet Wong

    Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale, Gerald McDermott

    Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Bill Martin Jr.

    The Carrot Seed, Ruth Krauss

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault

    Clifford Goes to Washington, Norman Bridwell

    Curious George, H.A. Rey

    Fireflies, Julie Brinckloe

    The Grouchy Ladybug, Eric Carle

    Koala Lou, Mem Fox

    Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey

    Mary Wore Her Red Dress, and Henry WoreHis Green Sneakers,

    Merle Peek

    Me on the Map, Joan Sweeney

    Officer Buckle and Gloria, Peggy Rathmann

    Owl Moon, Jane Yolen

    The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats

    The Story of Jumping Mouse, John Steptoe

    This Land is Your Land, Woody Guthrie

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff, retold by Paul Galdone

    The Three Little Pigs, James Marshall

    A Tree Is Nice, Janice M. Udry

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Jon Scieszka

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

    The Very Lovely Firefly, CARLE, E.

    Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

    Informational

    As The Crow Flies, Hartman, G.

    Check It Out! The Book About Libraries, Gail Gibbons

    Count Your Way Thru China, Jim Haskins

    Fire! Fire!, Gail Gibbons

    The Four Seasons

    From Caterpillar to Butterfly, Deborah Heiligman

    From Tadpole to Frog, Wendy Pfeffer

    How Many Do You See?

    How a Seed Grows, Helene J. Jordan

    I Pledge Allegiance, Bill Martin Jr.

    Independence Day, Mir Tamim Ansary

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mir Tamim Ansary

    Me on the Map, Joan Sweeney

    Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book, Muriel Feelings

    My Five Senses /Mis Cinco Sentidos, Aliki

    National Geographic Our World: A Child's First Picture Atlas,

    National Geographic Society Staff

    Nature's Colors

    One Plant, Many Parts

    One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet, April Pulley

    Sayre

    The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves, Gail Gibbons

    RedEyed Tree Frog, Joy Cowley

    Shapes in Nature

  • The Tiny Seed, Eric Carle

    Water

    Weather Changes

    Grade 1 - Exemplar Collection

    Are You My Mother?, P.D. Eastman

    Doctor Seuss's ABCC, Seuss, Dr.

    Exactly the Opposite, Tana Hoban

    Fables, Arnold Lobel

    Frog and Toad All Year, Arnold Lobel

    Green Eggs and Ham Cover Craft, Seuss, Dr.

    I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!C Seuss, Dr.

    A Kiss for Little Bear, Else Holmelund Minarik

    Little Bear's Visit, Else Holmelund Minarik

    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Mordicai Gerstein

    Marimba: Animales from A to Z, MORA, P.

    School Bus, Donald Crews

    Seven Blind Mice, Ed Young

    Starfish, Edith Thacher Hurd

    Ten Apples On Top, Seuss, Dr.

    Twisters and Other Terrible StormsMagic Tree House Research

    Guide, Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne

    A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver, Aliki

    What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?, Steve Jenkins & Robin

    Page

    When Sophie Gets AngryReally, Really Angry, Molly Bang

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, BAUM, F.

    YehShen: A Cinderella Story from China, retold by AiLing Louie

    Grade 1 - Expanded Collection

    Fiction

    A. Lincoln and Me, Louise Borden

    Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale, Hopkinson,

    Deboray

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,

    Judith Viorst

    The Bat Boy and His Violin, Gavin Curtis

    Changes, Changes, Pat Hutchins

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault

    Eating the Alphabet, Lois Ehlert

    The Egyptian Cinderella, Shirley Climo

    Goin' Someplace Special, Patricia C. McKissack

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Joffe Numeroff

    Inch by Inch, Leo Lionni

    James Marshall's Cinderella, Barbara Karlin

    The Lion & the Mouse, Pinkney, Jerry

    The Little Red Hen, Paul Galdone

    Morris Goes to School, Bernard Wiseman

    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, John Steptoe

    My Name Is Yoon, Helen Recorvits

    Owl at Home, Arnold Lobel

    Prince Cinders, Babette Cole

    The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, selected by Jack

    Prelutsky

    Swimmy, Leo Lionni

    Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson, Sharon

    Robinson

    The Ugly Duckling, adapted by Jerry Pinkney

    Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

    The Wind Blew, Pat Hutchins

    Informational

    Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints, Millicent E.

    Selsam

    Dave the Potter: Artist, Potter, Slave, Laban Carrick Hill

    George Washington and the General's Dog, Frank Murphy

    George Washington, Wil Mara

    The Graphic Alphabet, David Pelletier

    The Hidden Alphabet, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    How Animals Work, DK Publishing

    How People Learned to Fly, Fran Hodgkins

    I Read Signs, Tana Hoban

    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Mordicai Gerstein

    North America, Madeline Donaldson

    Paul Revere(Rookie Biographies), Wil Mara

    Twenty Six Letters and 99 Cents, Tana Hoban

    A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver, Aliki

    What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?, Steve Jenkins & Robin

    Page

    What Lives in a Shell?, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

    What's It Like to Be a Fish?, Wendy Pfeffer

    Where Do Chicks Come From?, Amy E. Sklansky

  • Grade 2 - Exemplar Collection

    Buffalo Before Breakfast, Mary Pope Osborne

    Charlotte's Web, E.B. White

    Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months, Maurice Sendak

    Christina Rossetti Selected Poems, Christina Rossetti

    Cowboys and Cowgirls: YippeeYay!, Gail Gibbons

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa, Erica Silverman

    The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden

    The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, Langston Hughes

    The Fire Cat, Esther Holden Averill

    Ghost Town at Sundown, Mary Pope Osborne

    Guts: Our Digestive, Simon, Seymour

    Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan, Cynthia Rylant

    Henry and Mudge: The First Book, Cynthia Rylant

    How I Learned Geography, Uri Shulevitz

    In the Night Kitchen, SENDAK, M.

    Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling

    Lincoln: A Photobiography, Russell Freedman

    Martin Luther King and the March on Washington(1963), Frances

    E. Ruffin

    Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale, Carmen Agra

    Deedy

    Poppleton In Winter, Cynthia Rylant

    The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, selected by Jack

    Prelutsky

    The Story of Ruby Bridges, Robert Coles

    The Twentieth Century Children's PoetryTreasury, Jack Prelutsky

    Grade 2 - Expanded Collection

    Fiction

    Boy Called Slow, Joseph Bruchac

    Bread, Bread, Bread, Ann Morris

    Caps for Sale, Esphyr Slobodkina

    Chato's Kitchen, Gary Soto

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett

    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Partners, Erica Silverman

    Crazy Horse's Vision, Joseph Bruchac

    The Day of Ahmed's Secret, Florence Parry Heide & Judith Heide

    Gilliland

    Dim Sum for Everyone!, Grace Lin

    Freedom Summer, Deborah Wiles

    Freedom on the Menu, Carole Boston Weatherford

    George and Martha, James Marshall

    Gregory the Terrible Eater, Mitchell Sharmat

    Henry's Freedom Box, Ellen Levine & Kadir Nelson

    How My Parents Learned to Eat, Ina R. Friedman

    Little Red Riding Hood, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

    The Mitten (Brett), Jan Brett

    The Other Side, Jacqueline Woodson

    Paul Bunyan, Steven Kellogg

    Pecos Bill, Steven Kellogg

    Stone Soup, Marcia Brown

    Stone Soup, Ann McGovern

    Strega Nona, Tomie dePaola

    Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold

    Thunder Cake, Patricia Polacco

    Too Many Tamales, Gary Soto

    The Toughest Cowboy: Or How the Wild West Was Tamed, John

    Frank

    Informational

    Bill Pickett: Rodeo Ridin' Cowboy, Andrea D. Pinkney

    Cactus Hotel, Brenda Z. Guiberson

    Houses and Homes, Ann Morris

    How I Learned Geography, Uri Shulevitz

    John Henry, Julius Lester

    Johnny Appleseed, Steven Kellogg

    Kit Carson: A Life of Adventure CovertoCover Chapter Book

    Lincoln: A Photobiography, Russell Freedman

    Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Doreen

    Rappaport

    Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom,

    Carole Boston Weatherford

    Muscles, Seymour Simon

    Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship,

    Isabella & Craig Hatkoff & Dr. Paula Kahumbu

    A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, Jen

    Bryant

    Rosa Parks, Wil Mara

    Ruby Bridges Goes to School, Ruby Bridges

    Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    The Very First Americans, Cara Ashrose

    The Village of Round and Square Houses, Ann Grifalconi

    What Do Authors Do, Christelow, E.

    Zen Shorts, Jon J. Muth

    Grade 3 - Exemplar Collection

    14 Cows for America, Carmen Agra Deedy

    Ah, Music!, Aliki

    Amos and Boris, William Steig

    Ancient Greece and the OlympicsMagic Tree House Research Guide,

  • Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce

    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs, Kathleen V. Kudlinski

    A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder, Walter Wick

    Hour of the Olympics, Mary Pope Osborne

    The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses, Edward Lear

    A Medieval Feast, Aliki

    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, Floca, Brian

    The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections, Jan

    Mark

    Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan

    The Search for Delicious, Natalie Babbitt

    The Sign Painter, Allen Say

    The Stories Julian Tells, Ann Cameron

    The Storm, Cynthia Rylant

    Through Grandpa's Eyes, Patricia MacLachlan

    Tops and Bottoms, Janet Stevens

    The Twentieth Century Children's PoetryTreasury, Jack Prelutsky

    Vacation Under the Volcano, Mary Pope Osborne

    What the World Eats

    You Come Too: Favorite Poems for Young Readers, Robert Frost

    Grade 3 - Expanded Collection

    Fiction

    Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?, Herman Parish

    Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish

    Annie and the Old One, Miska Miles

    Arthur Meets the President, Marc Brown

    Canoe Days, Gary Paulsen

    D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

    Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe, Tedd Arnold

    Frindle, Andrew Clements

    The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus, Aliki

    Hannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl, Marissa Moss

    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, Bette Bao Lord

    Knots on a Counting Rope, Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault

    Molly's Pilgrim, Barbara Cohen

    Next Stop Neptune: Experiencing the Solar System, Alvin Jenkins

    PaddletotheSea, Holling C. Holling

    The Pot that Juan Built, ANDREWSGOEBEL, N.

    Shark Attack!, Cathy East Dubowski

    The Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth George Speare

    Snowed in with Grandmother Silk, Carol Fenner

    Song and Dance Man, Karen Ackerman

    Thank You, Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish

    There's a Frog in My Throat! 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me,

    Loreen Leedy & Pat Street

    Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe, Vera B. Williams

    Vote!, Eileen Christelow

    The Whale, Cynthia Rylant

    Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms, Rick Walton

    Informational

    Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor of the Telephone, Editors of

    Time for Kids with John Micklos, Jr.

    Ancient Greece, Anne Pearson

    Ancient Rome, Simon James

    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs, Kathleen V. Kudlinski

    The Cod's Tale, Mark Kurlansky

    A Drop Around the World, McKinney, Barbara Shaw

    If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution,

    Elizabeth Levy

    Inside Ancient Rome CovertoCover Chapter Book

    Journey of the Humpback Whale, Caryn Jenner

    Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, Ruth Heller

    MerryGoRound: A Book About Nouns, Ruth Heller

    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, Floca, Brian

    Paul Gauguin, Venezia, M.

    Planets!Time for Kids: Science Scoops, Editors of Time for Kids

    with Lisa Jo Rudy

    Shh! We're Writing the Constitution, Jean Fritz

    Smart About the Presidents, Jon Buller & Susan Schade

    The Solar System, Gregory Vogt

    Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor, Editors of Time for Kids

    with Lisa deMauro

    Uranus, Elaine Landau

    Van Gogh, Venezia, M.

    When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson,

    Pam Munoz Ryan

    Grade 4 - Exemplar Collection

    The Black Stallion, Walter Farley

    Can It Rain Cats and Dogs?: Questions and Answers About

    Weather, Melvin & Gilda Berger

    Can You Hear a Shout in Space? Questions and Answers About

  • Space Exploration, Melvin & Gilda Berger

    Carl Sandburg: Poetry for Young People: Grade 4, Carl Sandburg

    The Cloud Book: Words and Pictures: Grade 4, Tomie DePaola

    Do Stars Have Points?: Questions and Answers About Stars and

    Planets, Melvin & Gilda Berger

    Dogs (Smithsonian): Grade 4, Seymour Simon

    The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, Langston Hughes

    A Emily Dickerson: Poetry for Young People: Grade 4, Emily

    Dickinson

    The Grey King(The Dark is Rising Sequence) (advanced): Grade 4,

    Susan Cooper

    Hurricanes: Grade 4, Seymour Simon

    The Long Winter, WILDER, L.

    Love That Dog, Sharon Creech

    Robert Frost's Poems, Robert Frost

    Storms, Seymour Simon

    Grade 4 - Expanded Collection

    Fiction

    And Still the Turtle Watched, Sheila MacGillCallahan

    Because of WinnDixie, Kate DiCamillo

    Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine

    Every Living Thing, Cynthia Rylant

    Fourth Grade Rats, Jerry Spinelli

    The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Paul Goble

    Just Juice, Karen Hesse

    Knights of the Kitchen Table, Jon Scieszka

    The Library Card, Jerry Spinelli

    Marley: A Dog Like No Other, John Grogan

    Merlin and the Dragons, Jane Yolen

    Midnight on the Moon, Mary Pope Osborne

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien

    Paint the Wind, Pam Munoz Ryan

    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

    Poppy, Avi

    Race Across America, Geronimo Stilton

    Ragweed, Avi

    Saint George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges

    Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure,

    Cindy Neuschwander

    Space Explorers, Eva Moore

    Tacky the Penguin, Helen Lester

    The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Storyof a Mouse, a Princess,

    Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, Kate DiCamillo

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume

    The Woman Who Outshone the Sun/La MujerQue Brillaba Aun

    Mas Que El Sol, Rosalma Zubizarreta, H. Rohmer & D. Schecter

    Informational

    And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, Jean Fritz

    Can It Rain Cats and Dogs?: Questions and Answers About

    Weather, Melvin & Gilda Berger

    Can You Hear a Shout in Space? Questions and Answers About

    Space Exploration, Melvin & Gilda Berger

    Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share, Molly

    Bang

    Coyote Places the Stars, TAYLOR, H.

    Do Stars Have Points?: Questions and Answers About Stars and

    Planets, Melvin & Gilda Berger

    The Heart: Our Circulatory System, Seymour Simon

    I Want to Be a Veterinarian, Stephanie Maze

    If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution, Kay Moore

    In Their Own Words: Paul Revere, George Sullivan

    Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot Graphic Novels, Jason

    Glaser

    Mounds of earth and shell : Native sites : the Southeast

    Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Gene

    Barretta

    Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship,

    Isabella & Craig Hatkoff & Dr. Paula Kahumbu

    The Respiratory System

    Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson, Ann McGovern

    Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays, Peg Kehret

    Space Magic Tree House Research Guide, Will Osborne & Mary

    Pope Osborne

    Storms, Seymour Simon

    The Sun, Seymour Simon

    The Trail of Tears, Joseph Bruchac

    William Shakespeare and the Globe, Aliki

    Grade 5 - Exemplar Collection

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Tor Classic), Lewis Carroll

    The Birchbark House, Louise Erdrich

    Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis

    Casey At The Bat, Thayer, E.

    Children of the Great Depression, Russell Freedman

    A History of US: First Americans, Prehistory1600 (Book 1): Grade

    5, Joy Hakim

    A History of US: The New Nation, 17891859 (Book 4): Grade 5,

  • Joy Hakim

    The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupery, translated by Richard

    Howard

    My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children

    Around the World: Grade 5, Margriet Ruurs

    Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest

    of New Guinea, Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

    The Secret Garden , Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions: Grade 5,

    Don L. Wulffson and Laurie Keller

    Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt

    The William Blake: Poetry for Young People: Grade 5, William

    Blake

    Grade 5 - Expanded Collection

    Fiction

    Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt

    Baseball Saved Us, Ken Mochizuki

    Blue Willow, Doris Gates

    Boy Called Slow, Joseph Bruchac

    Bull Run, Paul Fleischman

    Carver: a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson

    Disappearing Alphabet, Richard Wilbur

    Do You Have a Hat?, Eileen Spinelli

    Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery, Peter Abrahams

    Fine print : a story about Johann Gutenberg, Burch, J.

    Follow the Drinking Gourd, Jeanette Winter

    Homer Price, Robert McCloskey

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick

    Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell

    Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, Paul Fleischman

    Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George

    Knots on a Counting Rope, Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault

    Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer, Robert Byrd

    A Long Way from Chicago, Richard Peck

    Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl, Tonya Bolden

    Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse

    The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

    Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest, Gerald

    McDermott

    The Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth George Speare

    Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Deborah Hopkinson

    Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech

    What Are You Figuring Now, Ferris, J.

    A Year Down Yonder, Richard Peck

    Informational

    Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West, Lillian Schlissel

    Children of the Dust Bowl, Jerry Stanley

    The Gettysburg Address and Other Writings Tale Blazers

    Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes, TURNER, P.

    If You Lived When There Was Slavery in America, Anne Kamma

    If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War, Kay Moore

    If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad, Ellen Levine

    Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln All Aboard Reading, Jean Fritz

    Leonardo da Vinci, Diane Stanley

    Michelangelo, Venezia, M.

    Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology, Kathleen V. Kudlinski

    Thomas Edison/Own Words, Sullivan, G.

    The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sis

    What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, Jean Fritz

    Who Was Albert Einstein?, Jess M. Brallier

    Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?, Sydelle Kramer

    Who Was Marco Polo?, Joan Holub

    Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?, Margaret Frith

    Grade 6 - Exemplar Collection

    Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad, SUTCLIFF, R.

    Boy: Tales of Childhood, Roald Dahl

    Dragonwings, Laurence Yep

    Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, Ann

  • Petry

    Just So Stories, Mem Fox

    Lyddie, Katherine Paterson

    The Maze of Bones, Rick Riordan

    The Number Devil, Hans Magnus Enzensberger

    Paul Revere's Ride, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The People Could Fly: The Picture Book, Virginia Hamilton

    SOS Titanic, Eve Bunting

    The Sign of the Chrysanthemum, Katherine Paterson

    The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, Katherine Paterson

    Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Sandra Cisneros

    Grade 6 - Expanded Collection

    Fiction

    Baseball Saved Us, Ken Mochizuki

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

    Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett

    Circuit, JIMENEZ, F.

    Counting on Grace, Elizabeth Winthrop

    Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan

    The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales: Grade 6, Arthur

    Ransome

    Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths, Bernard Evslin

    Iqbal, Francesco D'Adamo

    James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

    Journey of the Sparrows, Fran Leaper Buss with Daisy Cubias

    Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling

    Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata

    The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan

    The Maze of Bones, Rick Riordan

    The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan

    Doyle

    The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart

    The Name of this Book is Secret, Pseudonymous Bosch

    Peter Pan, James M. Barrie

    Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

    Peter and the Starcatchers, Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

    SOS Titanic, Eve Bunting

    Something About America, Maria Testa

    Under the Blood-Red Sun, Graham Salisbury

    War Comes to Willy Freeman, James Lincoln Collier & Christopher

    Collier

    Weedflower, KADOHATA, C.

    The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin

    Informational

    Amelia Earhart (DK Biography): Grade 6, Tanya Stone

    Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation, James Haskins

    Boy: Tales of Childhood, Roald Dahl

    Building an Igloo, Steltzer, Ulli

    Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero: Grade 6, James Giblin

    Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an

    American Boy, Andrea Warren

    First Americans: Story of Where They Came From and Who They

    Became: Grade 6, Anthony F. Aveni and S.D. Nelson

    First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants, GALLO, D.

    G Is For Googol: A Math Alphabet Book, Schwartz, David M.

    Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, Ann

    Petry

    If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island, Ellen Levine

    Immigrant Kids, Russell Freedman

    Kids On Strike, Bartoletti, Susan Campbel

    Kids with Courage, Barbara A. Lewis

    Leon's Story, Leon Tillage

    Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to

    Freedom, Hamilton, Virginia

    Math Curse, Scieszka, Jon

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,

    Frederick Douglass

    Night to Remember, Walter Lord

    Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, Ji-li Jiang

    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Eleanor Coerr

    The Simple Science of Flight: From Insects to Jumbo Jets: Grade

    6, Henk Tennekes

    Snow Falling in Spring: Coming of Age in China During the

    Cultural Revolution, Moying Li

    Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America, Deborah

    Hopkinson

    Wilbur & Orville Wright: Taking Flight:Grade 6, Stephanie

    Sammartino McPherson

    You Wouldn’t Want to be a Roman Soldier!: Barbarians You’d

    Rather Not Meet (YouWouldn’t Want To meet, David Stewart

    and David Antram

    Baseball Saved Us, Ken Mochizuki

    Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation, James Haskins

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

    Circuit, JIMENEZ, F.

    Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy, Andrea Warren

    Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan

    The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales: Grade 6, Arthur Ransome

    First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants, GALLO, D.

    G Is For Googol: A Math Alphabet Book, Schwartz, David M.

  • If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island, Ellen Levine

    Immigrant Kids, Russell Freedman

    Iqbal, Francesco D'Adamo

    James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

    Kids with Courage, Barbara A. Lewis

    Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata

    Leon's Story, Leon Tillage

    The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan

    The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Night to Remember, Walter Lord

    Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

    Peter and the Starcatchers, Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

    SOS Titanic, Eve Bunting

    The Simple Science of Flight: From Insects to Jumbo Jets: Grade 6, Henk Tennekes

    Something About America, Maria Testa

    Under the Blood-Red Sun, Graham Salisbury

    Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America, Deborah Hopkinson

    The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin

    When I Was Your Age, EHRLICH, A.

    Grade 9

    101 Great American Poems, American Poetry & Literac

    The Aeneid, Virgil

    All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich M. Remarque

    Antigone, Sophocles

    Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf

    Black Boy, Richard Wright

    The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, Michael Lewis

    A Childhood: The Biography of a Place, Harry Crews

    The Color Purple, Alice Walker

    Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, ZZ Packer

    Everyday Use - Tale Blazers, Walker, Alice

    The Gettysburg Address and Other Writings - Tale Blazers

    Goodbye Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War, William Manchester

    Hakiu, Andrew Vachss

    The Hero with a Thousand Faces: Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, Joseph Campbell

    How Much Land Does a Man Need?, Leo Tolstoy

    The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara

    The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar, Robert Alexander

    Lyrical Ballads 1798, William Wadsworth

    The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

    The Most Dangerous Game - Tale Blazers

    Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

    Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, Edith Hamilton

    Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming, Johnathan Shay

    The Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus, Homer

    Oedipus the King - Tale Blazers

    Oedipus the King, Sophocles

    Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

    One Writer's Beginning, WELTY, E.

    Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the Nineteen-twenties, Allen, Frederick Lewis

    Operation Homecoming: Iran, Afghanistanand the Home Front, in the Words of US Troops and their Fami, Andrew Carroll

  • Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories, James Moffett & Kenneth R. McElheny, eds.

    Ramayana, attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki

    Robert Frost's Poems, Robert Frost

    Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

    Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje

    Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point, Elizabeth D Samet

    The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings, Edgar Allan Poe

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

    Twenty-One Great Stories, Abraham Lass & Norma Tasman, eds.

    Within Reach: My Everest Story, Mark Pfetzer, written by Jack Galvin

    The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston

    You Come Too: Favorite Poems for Young Readers, Robert Frost

    Grade 10

    Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Complete Short Novels, Anton Chekhov

    Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton

    Death Of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy

    Death and the King's Horseman, Wole Soyinka

    Diary of a Madman, the Government Inspector, and Selected Stories, Nikolay Gogol

    The Epic Of Gilgamesh: The Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts in Akkadian andSumerian, Andrew George

    A Gabriela Mistral Reader, Gabriela Mistral, Maria Giachetti, trans., Marjorie Agosin, ed.

    The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

    The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende

    The I Ching for a New Age: The Book of Answers for Changing Times, transmitted by Fei Zhi

    Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

    Long Walk To Freedom

    Martha Quest, Doris Lessing

    Master Harold and the Boys, Athol Fugard

    Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

    Mississippi Trial, 1955, Chris Crowe

    My Name is Red, Orham Pamuk

    Nectar in a Sieve, Kamala Markandaya

    Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

    Notes From Underground

    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass, Isak Dinesen

    Ramayana, attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki

    The Scandal of Empire: India and the creation of Imperial Britain, Nicholas B. Dirks

    Six Records of a Floating Life, Shen Fu

    Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, Pu Songling, ed

    The Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

    The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet (selections), Benjamin Hoff

    The Thief and the Dogs, Naguib Mahfouz

    Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (selections), Pablo Neruda and W.S. Merwin, trans.

    Under The Red Flag (selections), Ha Jin

  • The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution, Mariano Azuela

    Waiting for the Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee

    Grade 11

    101 Great American Poems, American Poetry & Literac

    All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

    As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X with Alex Haley

    The Awakening, Kate Chopin

    Billy Budd, Herman Melville

    Black Boy, Richard Wright

    Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

    The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

    Collected Essays, Baldwin, James/ Morrison,

    Common Sense and The Crisis - Tale Blazers, Paine, Thomas

    Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller

    Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton

    The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, Edgar Allan Poe

    A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway

    The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay

    The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan

    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Into the Wild (Krakauer), Jon Krakauer

    Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

    The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Tale Blazers, Irving, Washington

    Lift Every Voice and Sing: Selected Poems, James Weldon Johnson

    My Antonia, Willa Cather

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Frederick Douglass

    Native Son, Richard Wright

    Piano Lesson, Wilson, August

    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard

    Rip Van Winkle - Tale Blazers, Irving, Washington

    Roman Fever and Other Stories, Edith Wharton

    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Seize the Day, Bellow, Saul

    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God And Other Puritan Sermons, Jonathon Edwards

    Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

    Speaking My Mind: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Ronald Reagan

    A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams

    Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

    Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Voices of a People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn

    Walden and Other Writings, Henry David Thoreau

    Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson

    The Yellow Wallpaper, GILMAN, C.

  • Grade 12

    984, George Orwell

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Tor Classic), Lewis Carroll

    All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich M. Remarque

    Antigone, Sophocles

    Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

    The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, translated by R.M. Lumiansky

    The Canterbury Tales: A Selection, Geoffrey Chaucer

    Christina Rossetti: The Complete Poems, Christina Rossetti

    A Christmas Carol and Other Stories, Charles Dickens

    The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

    The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno, Alighieri, Dante

    A Doll's House (Four Major Plays, Vol. I), Henrik Ibsen

    Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes

    Dracula, Bram Stoker

    Emma, Jane Austen

    Faust, GOETHE, J.

    Fifty Years of American Poetry; Over 200 Important Works by America's Modern Masters, Academy of American Poets

    Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

    Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift

    Hamlet - Parallel Text, William Shakespeare

    Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, Joseph Conrad

    The History of the Medieval World, S. Wise Bauer

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo

    The Importance of Being Earnest (8 Great Comedies), Oscar Wilde

    Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront

    King Lear - Parallel Text, William Shakespeare

    The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

    The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare

    The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

    Pan: From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers, Hamsun, Knut

    Passage to India, E.M. Forster

    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

    The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan

    The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli

    Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw

    A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry

    Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe

    Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous

    Three Musketeers, Dumas, A.

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    The Time Machine, H.G. Wells

    Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett

    Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte