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Independent Reading

EASY
The Inside-Outside Book of Washington, D.C.
by Roxie Munro, Dutton, 1987
A pictorial work illustrating the many monuments in our nation's capital.
The Wolf's Chicken Stew
by Keiko Kasza, G.P. Putnam, 1987
The gratitude of a mother hen reforms a wiley trickster into a good citizen.
This Is the Way We Eat Our Lunch
by Edith Baer, Scholastic, 1995
Rhyming verse relates what children around the world eat.
How to Make an Apple Pie
by Marjorie Priceman, Alfred A. Knopf, 1994
A clever way to explore the world and gather ingredients for apple pie.
AVERAGE
Arthur Meets the President
by Marc Brown, Little Brown and Company, 1991
Arthur is nervous about reading his award-winning essay to the President.
Perfect Father's Day
by Eve Bunting, Clarion, 1991
Susie treats her father to all her favorite activities on his special day, and he doesn't mind a bit.
Houses and Homes
by Ann Morris, Lothrop, 1992
A photographic look at houses around the world.
Where the Forest Meets the Sea
by Jeannie Baker, Greenwillow,1987
A father and son share the majesty of an Australian rainforest.
CHALLENGING
Aurora Means Dawn
by Scott Russell Sanders, Bradbury, 1989
The Sheldons' are the first family to arrive in Aurora, Ohio, in 1800.
Paul Revere's Ride
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mulberry, 1985
Illustrator Nancy Winslow Parker makes this famous piece accessible to young readers.
People
by Peter Spier, Doubleday, 1980
Celebrate the differences among our Earth's population.
Dinosaurs Travel
by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown, Little Brown and Company, 1988
A guide for families on the go, these travel tips encourage exploration of new places.

Read Aloud and Reference Books

READ ALOUD BOOKS
Rosie & the Yellow Ribbon
by Paula DePaolo, Little, Brown and Company, 1992
When her favorite ribbon disappears, Rosie learns that friendship is sometimes more important.
The Star-Spangled Banner
by Peter Spier, Doubleday, 1973
A great book for teaching the national anthem to a class.
Isla
by Arthur Dorros, Dutton, 1995
During a flight of imagination, a girl and her grandmother explore a Caribbean island.
REFERENCE BOOKS
The Lily Cupboard
by Shulamith Oppenheim, HarperCollins, 1992
Miriam must stay with Nello and his parents in the country to escape the Nazis.
History Workshops: Reconstructing the Past with Elementary Students
by Yetta M. Goodman, Heinemann, 1993
A great historical resource.
From Sea to Shining Sea
by Amy Cohn, Scholastic, 1993
A storyteller's handbook to America's rich past.