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Independent Reading

EASY
All the Places to Love
by Patricia MacLachlan. HarperCollins, 1994
The past, present, and future figure in a young boy's vision of his beloved farmland.
Going on a Whale Watch
by Bruce Macmillan. Scholastic, 1992
A young boy and girl observe dolphins and whales during a whale watch.
I Know a Lady
by Charlotte Zolotow. Morrow, 1992
An older woman becomes friends with the children in her neighborhood.
Jamaica Tag-Along
by Juanita Havill. Houghton Mifflin, 1989
Jamaica rejects a younger child's offer of friendship until she recalls how it feels to be left out.
AVERAGE
The Empty Pot
by Demi. Henry Holt, 1990
Ping's best is good enough to present to the emperor.
The Earth and I
by Frank Asch. Gulliver, 1994
A boy tells of his respect for the world around him.
Wild, Wild Sunflower . . .
by Nancy White Carlstrom. Aladdin, 1991
Anna's antics in the summer sun celebrates the rhythmic joy of words.
Gramma's Walk
by Anna Grossnickle Hines. Greenwillow, 1993
Donnie and his grandmother, who is in a wheelchair, take an imaginary walk on the beach.
CHALLENGING
The Tortilla Factory
by Gary Paulsen. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1995
Visit the factory and learn how corn becomes a tortilla.
Here Is the Tropical Rainforest
by Madeleine Dunphy. Hyperion, 1994
Presenting the wonders of a tropical rainforest through text that mimics a cumulative tale.
Better with Two
by Barbara Joosse. Harper & Row, 1988
Laura comforts her next door neighbor, Mrs. Brady, after the death of her dog.
Uncle Elephant
by Arnold Lobel. HarperCollins, 1981
Uncle Elephant takes care of his nephew until his family is reunited.

Read Aloud and Reference Books

READ ALOUD BOOKS
I Am Eyes Ni Macho
by Leila Ward. Scholastic Inc., 1987
Journey through Kenya with a little girl and rediscover your sight.
Someday a Tree
by Eve Bunting. Clarion, 1993
Alice's oak tree dies, but she plans on planting the acorns she gathered from it.
Dream Catcher
by Audrey Osofsky. Orchard, 1992
An Ojibway baby sleeps protected, as his mother and village work around him.
The Secret Room
by Uri Shulevitz. Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1993
A man's appearance catches the eye of the king, but his wisdom wins the king's heart.
REFERENCE BOOKS
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save Earth
The Earth Works Group. Andrews and McMeel, 1990
A selection of environmental activities for classrooms.
The Earth Book for Kids
by Linda Schwartz. The Learning Works, Inc., 1990
Great ideas for activities to help our environment.
I Had a Friend Named Peter
by Jancie Cohn. Morrow, 1987
This book approaches the subject of death in a straightforward and sensitive manner.