The books listed below may be available through publishers, distributors such as bookstores or online retailers, or library systems.
Books for Independent ReadingEASY
- Our Martin Luther King Book
- by Patricia C. McKissack. Elgin, 1986
- A class celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., by learning more about his contributions to equal rights.
- Billy the Great
- by Rosa Guy. Delacorte, 1991
- Billy becomes friends with an older boy in spite of his parents misgivings.
- by Donald Crews, Greenwillow, 1991
- Memories of summers now past and promises of summers yet to come fill Donald's vision.
- Lion Dance
- by Kate Waters. Scholastic Inc., 1990
- Ernie Wan watches the other dancers to keep in step during the Chinese New Year parade.
- The Catspring Somersault Flying One-Handed Flip-flop
- by SuAnn Kiser. Orchard, 1993
- Wilma Letitia Carper's acrobatics lead her to runaway from home one day.
- Fox and His Friends
- by James Marshall. Puffin, 1982
- Fox tries to forego his duties as crossing guard and has other adventures in these three stories.
Read Aloud and Reference BooksREAD ALOUD BOOKS
- Officer Buckle and Gloria
- by Peggy Rathmann. Putman, 1995
- Officer Buckle and his partner, Gloria, a dog, teach children all about safety.
- The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
- by Tony Johnston. Putman, 1994
- Why do coyotes howl at the moon? Read this Mexican trickster tale and find out.
- Literature-Based Social Studies
- by Mildred Knight Laughlin. Oryx Press, 1991
- Activities and books galore! A must for any social studies teacher.