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Independent Reading

EASY
Amelia's Fantastic Flight
by Rose Bursik. Henry Holt & Co., 1992
Fly around the globe with Amelia and learn about foreign lands and world maps.
A Flag for Our Country
by Eve Spencer. Steck, Vaughn, 1993
An informative story about Betsy Ross and one of the first American flags.
I'm Growing
by Aliki. HarperCollins, 1992
A great book for connecting science and social studies.
How Do You Know It's Spring?
by Allan Fowler. Childrens Press, 1991
Readers learn about the changes that signal spring.
The Story of Rosy Dock
by Jeannie Baker. Greenwillow, 1995
The story of one flower's origin in Australia.
AVERAGE
Abe Lincoln's Hat
by Martha Brenner. Random House, 1994
Abe's tall hat initiates a series of tales about this famous American President.
A Picture Book of George Washington
by David Adler. Holiday House, 1989
Learn about the life of the first President of the United States.
Small Green Garden Snake
Libba Moore Gray. Orchard Books, 1994
A small green snake investigates the strange sounds coming across the garden wall.
CHALLENGING
Warm as Wool
by Scott Russell Sanders. Bradbury, 1992
Read about an American heroine from pioneer days.
Buttons for General Washington
by Peter and Connie Roop. Carolrhoda, 1986
A lively story about the first President of the United States.
Yonder
by Tony Johnston. Dial, 1988
Three generations of a farm family enjoy a plum tree's seasonal changes.
Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather
by Bruce Koscielniak. Houghton Mifflin, 1995
Geoffrey can't tell whether winter is staying or spring is coming.

Read Aloud and Reference Books

READ ALOUD BOOKS
Johnny Appleseed
by Steven Kellogg. Morrow, 1988
The larger-than-life story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.
The Story of Paul Bunyan
by Barbara Emberley. Simon & Schuster, 1994
A reprint of a classic rendition of an American folktale in woodcuts.
Kenji and the Magic Geese
by Ryerson Johnson. Simon & Schuster,1992
The call of the wild is hard to resist for one painting-bound goose, named Yuki.
The Winter Wren
by Brock Cole. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1984
Simon finds summer in winter's garden.
REFERENCE BOOKS
The Buck Stops Here
by Alice Provensen. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1990
An informative and attractive picture book of American Presidents.
Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
by Zig Ziglar. Performance Learning Systems, Inc., 1989
Offers tips to help children develop self-esteem and self-discipline.
Discovering Nature With Young People
by Carolyn Johnson, Greenwood Press, 1987
Comes with annotated bibliography and selection guide.
Turtle in July
by Marilyn Singer. Macmillan, 1989
An anthology of poems that are perfect for the changing seasons.