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Books for Independent Reading

EASY
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Burton, Houghton Mifflin, 1939 Mike and his steam shovel, Marianne, don't give up when they lose their jobs.
Fireman Small
by Wong Herbert Yee, Houghton Mifflin, 1994
Fireman Small keeps busy rescuing cats, rabbits, and other members of his community.
AVERAGE
Mr. Griggs' Work
by Cynthia Rylant, Orchard Books, 1993
Work is a joy for Mr. Griggs, the post office man.
Good Morning, City
by Elaine Moore, Bridgewater Books, 1995
In the morning, the city comes to life with the rush of people and the sound of machines.
CHALLENGING
Lyle at the Office
by Bernard Waber, Houghton Mifflin, 1994
When Lyle the Crocodile visits the office with Mr. Primm he gets in and out of trouble.
Climbing Kansas Mountains
by George Shannon, Bradbury Press, 1993
Get a different perspective on the world from Kansas Mountain, the top of a grain elevator.
Sarah Morton's Day
by Kate Waters, Scholastic, 1989
Share a day with a Pilgrim girl in 1627.

Read Aloud and Reference Books

READ ALOUD BOOKS
This Is My House
by Arthur Dorros, Scholastic, 1992
Visit homes all over the world and learn to say “This is my house” in many languages.
John Henry
by Julius Lester, Dial, 1994
Race with a famous American hero and feel his indomitable spirit live on in legend.
REFERENCE BOOKS
The First Thanksgiving
by Jean Craighead George, Philomel Books, 1993
An extensive historical account, in picture book format, of the first Thanksgiving.