Summer Reading Suggestions
* Check out the "Supply List" page to help you plan for the fall!
* Check out my "Class News" page to get to know my routines and expectations in third grade. Third grade is a big transition year for students... there are many changes and fun and exciting things that happen!
* Practice some third grade skills over the summer by visiting the websites on my "Useful Links" tabs... there are fun games that can be used to practice and strengthen skills linked to any subject!
* Help your kids with comprehension skills by asking them questions about the books they are reading... questions that have to do with characters, setting, plot, predictions. Here are some generic questions that can help you:
- Who is the character in the book?
- Why did he/she do that?
- Why did __ happen?
- What do you think will happen next?
- What happened before (or after) this event?
- Why do you think the author added that to the story?
- What do you think the author meant by that?
* Read some good books! Go to the library or ask your teacher to borrow some books for the summer. Read a little bit each day.
Take your book out onto your deck or porch, or go sit on your favorite swing and read while you enjoy the outdoors! Here are some suggestions of books to read:
A mouse's resourcefulness and endurance are tested as he struggles to survive a shipwreck. J FIC S
Five sisters share family adventures on the Lower East Side. J FIC T
AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON
The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state. J FIC D
AMBER BROWN WANTS EXTRA CREDIT
Unhappy over her parents' divorce and her mother's boyfriend Max, nine-year-old Amber finds her schoolwork suffering. J FIC D
ANANSI & THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
Kimmel, Eric A.
Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson. J 398.24 K
ANATOLE & THE TOYSHOP
Desperate to have his family back with him, Anatole devises a plan to rescue them from the toyshop window where they are held prisoners to attract customers. J FIC T
AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED, PAUL REVERE?
Everything you want to know about his exciting life. J B REVERE F
Sam is able to help his sister Anastasia with the poem she is writing for their mother's birthday, but his own efforts to create a special perfume are disastrous. J FIC L
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BETSY
Third-grader Betsy and her friend Billy seem to be always getting into scrapes both inside and outside of school. J FIC H
THE BAKER'S DOZEN : A COLONIAL AMERICAN TALE
A greedy baker offends a mysterious old woman. J 398.27 F
BASIL IN MEXICO : A BASIL OF BAKER STREET MYSTERY
Basil, mouse and master detective in Mexico seeking for the truth behind the theft of the Mousa Lisa, must also solve the mystery of his companion's disappearance. J FIC T
BASIL IN THE WILD WEST : A BASIL OF BAKER STREET MYSTERY
Headed for the Grand Canyon to investigate a mystery, Basil finds himself trying to foil the schemes of a ruthless smuggler. J FIC T
BASIL OF BAKER STREET
The famous mouse detective solves his first case. J FIC T
THE BEARS ON HEMLOCK MOUNTAIN
Jonathan proves that bears really do exist on the mountain J FIC D
THE BIG BALLOON RACE
April helps to win a balloon race in this beginning reader. J FIC C
The "new-fashioned" outfit helps spread the word about women's rights. J 305.42 B
THE BULLY OF BARKHAM STREET
A companion to the author's A dog on Barkham Street. J FIC S
BUSY BUZZING BUMBLEBEES & OTHER TONGUE TWISTERS
A collection for beginning readers. J 818 S
Relates the adventures of an inquisitive little girl who lives in a large apartment building in New York with her parents and little brother Teddy. J FIC H
Chuku the angel paints the skies of New York. J PIC C
CAM JANSEN & THE CHOCOLATE FUDGE MYSTERY
David A., Adler
When Cam Jansen and her friend Eric uncover a mystery while selling fudge door-to-door to raise money for the local library, Cam uses her photographic memory to foil a crime. J FIC A
CAM JANSEN & THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN CORN POPPER
David A., Adler
Fifth-grade sleuth Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to catch a thief during a department store sale. J FIC A
CAM JANSEN & THE TRICERATOPS POPS MYSTERY
David A., Adler
Cam uses her photographic memory and the help of Eric and his twin sisters to solve mysteries. J FIC A J FIC A
THE CARP IN THE BATHTUB
Two children rescue a fish destined for their Passover Seder. J FIC C
THE CASE OF THE ELEVATOR DUCK
Berends, Polly B.
An 11-year-old boy's adventures as an apartment house detective J FIC B
THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN
A cat lives with a Japanese artist and brings him good fortune. J FIC C
THE CAT'S ELBOW & OTHER SECRET LANGUAGES
Thirteen secret languages, including pig Latin. J 652.8 C
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Four young cats with wings search for a safe place to live. J FIC L
CHANCY & THE GRAND RASCAL
Skinny Chancy and his new found friend, the great rascal, enjoy humorous escapades as they travel by their wits up and across the midwest in search of Chancy's family. J FIC F
CHESTER CRICKET'S PIGEON RIDE
The favorite cricket takes an aerial tour of Manhattan. J FIC S
Lucas Cott, the most obstreperous boy in the third grade, finds it very hard to turn over a new leaf when he decides to become the perfect student. J FIC H
COMMANDER TOAD & THE PLANET OF THE GRAPES
The Planet of the Grapes is a strange new world for the crew of the spaceship "Star Warts." J FIC Y
THE COURAGE OF SARAH NOBLE
A little girl and her father are among the first to settle in Connecticut in 1707. J B NOBLE D
COYOTE STEALS THE BLANKET : A UTE TALE
The southwest Indian trickster gets his comeuppance when he tries to take something that is not his. J 398.2 S
THE DANCING GRANNY
Ananse plans to raid granny's garden while she dances. J 398.2 B
THE DANCING SKELETON
An ornery dead man refuses to stay in his coffin in the lively folk tale. J 398.21 D
D'AULAIRE'S BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS
An attractively illustrated collection. J 292 D
A DAY WITH WILBUR ROBINSON
While spending the day in the Robinson household, Wilbur's best friend joins in the search for Grandfather Robinson's missing false teeth and meets one wacky relative after another. J PIC J
DEAR BENJAMIN BANNEKER
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Biography of the African American astronomer who wrote to Thomas Jefferson about slavery. J B BANNEKER P
DOCTOR COYOTE : A NATIVE AMERICAN AESOP'S FABLES
Aztec versions of the fables. J 398.24 B
A DOG ON BARKHAM STREET
Companion to the author's The bully of Barkham Street. Edward wanted only two things: a dog, and to be free of the constant plaguing of Martin, the bully of Barkham Street. J FIC S
THE DOOR IN THE WALL : A STORY OF MEDIEVAL LONDON
De Angeli, Marguerite
The young, handicapped son of a great lord proves his courage. J FIC D
THE DRINKING GOURD
Monjo, F. N.
Tommy discovers his house is a station on the Underground Railroad in this beginning reader. J FIC M
"E" IS FOR ELISA
Four-year-old Elisa gets her picture taken, starts learning to read, breaks her arm, and experiences other exciting aspects of growing up. J FIC H
Branley, Franklyn M.
Why they happen, what their effects can be, where the danger zones are, and safety measures. J 551.22 B
ELISA IN THE MIDDLE
Five-year-old Elisa has an older brother and a new baby brother but her grandmother says the middle is the best, just like the filling in a sandwich. J FIC H
ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN BOY DETECTIVE
Sobol, Donald J.
The first in a series of short mysteries with the solutions in the back of the book. J FIC S
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
A clever fox outwits a trio of farmers. J FIC D
FAT FANNY, BEANPOLE BERTHA, & THE BOYS
Porte, Barbara A.
Bertha's dad vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle and Fanny's parents are secretly divorced. J FIC P
FLATFOOT FOX & THE CASE OF THE MISSING EYE
A sly fox makes a good detective for his animal friends. J FIC C
FLOSSIE & THE FOX
McKissack, Patricia C.
A wily fox meets his match in Flossie. J PIC M
FOREVER AMBER BROWN
Amber's life has changed dramatically: her parents are divorced, her father lives in France, her best friend has moved to another state, and now her mother must decide whether to remarry. J FIC D
A carpenter in Cameroon finds the predictions about his future come true in unusual ways. J PIC A
FRANKENSTEIN MOVED IN ON THE FOURTH FLOOR
Robert and Sam suspect their weird new neighbor is really Frankenstein. J FIC L
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys a freckle recipe. J FIC B
A young West Indian girl in Harlem, New York recognizes that her own selfish pride rather than her mother's death and her father's tyrannical behavior created the gulf between her and her best friend. J FIC G
FROGS, TOADS, LIZARDS, & SALAMANDERS
Parker, Nancy W.
Sixteen species carefully explained and drawn. J 597.6 P
THE GATOR GIRLS
Allie and her best friend, Amy, cram a summer's activities into just a few days. J FIC C
Griffith, Helen V.
A little girl and her grandfather share two different kinds of music, that of his mouth organ and that of the birds and insects around his cabin. J PIC G
THE GHOST IN THE NOONDAY SUN
Twelve-year-old Oliver tries to escape from pirates who take him to an island to find the ghost and treasure of Gentleman Jack. J FIC F
GIFT FOR MAMA
Sick and tired of making presents for various holidays and occasions, Sara decides that for this Mother's Day she will do something different. J FIC H
Thomas and his grandfather fish the Gulf of Mexico and share stories of their African heritage. J FIC S
THE GOLD CADILLAC
Taylor, Mildred D.
Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time. J FIC T
THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE GOOFY
The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the Wild West of yesteryear, rubbing elbows with cowboys and Indians. J FIC S
GRANDADDY & JANETTA
Griffith, Helen V.
Janetta enjoys her visit to her grandfather, including such highlights as listening to the night insects make music and admiring his cat's new kittens. J PIC G
Griffith, Helen V.
At first Janetta does not like Grandaddy, his farm, or his animals--but they like her, and as she gets used to them, she likes them too. J FIC G
Griffith, Helen V.
Janetta's Grandaddy lives on a farm with chickens and a mule, and when he comes to visit her in Baltimore, Janetta is worried that he'll find the city boring. J FIC G
GRANDFATHER TANG'S STORY
The tale of shape-changing fox fairies, illustrated with tangrams. J PIC T
THE GREAT QUILLOW
A tiny toymaker defeats a ferocious giant. J FIC T
GREAT WHALES : THE GENTLE GIANTS
How they live and how they are threatened. J 599.5 L
Four good friends find a magic coin. J FIC E
HARRY GETS AN UNCLE
Porte, Barbara A.
Harry is worried about being the ring boy at his Aunt Rose's wedding, after he hears his friend Dorcas tell horror stories about what went wrong at her Uncle Fred's wedding. J FIC P
HARRY IN TROUBLE
Porte, Barbara A.
Harry is upset about losing his library card three times in a row, but feels better when he learns that his father and his friend Dorcas sometimes lose things. J E P
Porte, Barbara A.
What Harry really wants for his birthday is a cowboy hat. A beginning reader. J E P
Porte, Barbara A.
Harry wants very much to keep Girl, his new dog, even though his father is allergic to dogs. J FIC P
Porte, Barbara A.
Even though Harry's mother died when he was one, he still has loving family members who can tell him how brave and wonderful she was. J E P
HERE COMES MCBROOM
A collection of three previously published stories about the farmer who'd rather sit on a porcupine than tell a lie. Includes "McBroom the Rainmaker," "McBroom's Zoo," and "McBroom's Ghost." J FIC F
A HIPPOPOTAMUSN'T : AND OTHER ANIMAL POEMS
Lewis, J. Patrick
More than thirty humorous poems to read aloud. J 811 LEWIS
HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY
Pinkwater, Daniel M.
Arthur goes to pick up the Thanksgiving turkey but returns with a 266 pound chicken. J FIC P
HORRIBLE HARRY & THE ANT INVASION
Horrible Harry of classroom 2B cuts back on his mischievous pranks after falling for Song Lee. J FIC K
HORRIBLE HARRY & THE DUNGEON
It's almost summer vacation and the students in room 2B are having trouble concentrating on their butterfly project, until a frightening-looking new teacher comes to supervise the Suspension Room and Harry is sent there as punishment for unruly behavior. J FIC K
HORRIBLE HARRY IN ROOM 2B
Doug discovers that though being Harry's best friend in Miss Mackle's second grade class isn't always easy, as Harry likes to do horrible things, it is often a lot of fun. J FIC K
HORRIBLE HARRY'S SECRET
Horrible Harry falls in love with Song Lee, and Harry's best friend, Doug, can't stand all the mush. J FIC K
HOW MUCH IS A MILLION?
Schwartz, David M.
An entertaining and very informative picture book introduction to "big" numbers. J 513.2 S
THE HUNDRED DRESSES
If she has a hundred dresses at home, why does she wear the same one every day? J FIC E
Jenny uses her great imagination in everything she does. J FIC C
JULIAN, DREAM DOCTOR
Julian and Huey try to find the perfect birthday gift for Dad with amusing results. J FIC C
JULIAN, SECRET AGENT
When Julian, his little brother Huey, and their friend Gloria decide to be "crime busters," they find themselves in one adventure after another. J FIC C
JUSTIN AND THE BEST BISCUITS IN THE WORLD
Walter, Mildred Pitts
The life of the only boy in a family full of females. J FIC W
KNIGHTS OF THE KITCHEN TABLE
Joe gets a magic book for his birthday which enables him and the rest of the "Time Warp Trio" to travel back in time. J FIC S
THE LAST PRINCESS : THE STORY OF PRINCESS KA'IULANI OF HAWAII
The life of the last American princess, told in a picture book biography. J B KAIULANI S
THE LIFE & TIMES OF THE APPLE
Fascinating facts and illustrations about granny smiths, macs, and other apples. J 634.11 M
LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
A year in the life of two young girls on the Wisconsin frontier. J FIC W
LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES
Heather moves to a new neighborhood and meets brash and bossy Lizzie. J FIC S
Three sisters are endangered by a hungry wolf in this Caldecott Award winning folk tale. J 398.2 Y
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS IN THE TIME OF THE DINOSAURS
Ms. Frizzle and her class travel back in time. J 567.91 C
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE A HURRICANE
Further adventures of Ms. Frizzle's class as they head for the center of a hurricane. J 551.55 C
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Ms. Frizzle and her class explore outer space. J 523.2 C
Andrea orders wings from a comic book ad - and they work! J FIC G
MAKE ROOM FOR ELISA
The adventures of five-year-old Elisa as she attends her brother's recital, gets new eyeglasses, moves with her family to a new apartment, and welcomes the new baby. J FIC H
Discussions and examples of good and bad manners. J 395.12 A
The court jester is the only one who can fulfill Princess Leonore's wish. J FIC T
MARY MARONY & THE CHOCOLATE SURPRISE
Mary has many problems to overcome when she starts second grade. J FIC K
MARY MARONY & THE SNAKE
With the support of her mother and new classmates, Mary sees a speech therapist about her stuttering problem. J FIC K
MARY MARONY HIDES OUT
A second grader is so embarrassed about her stuttering that she almost misses a chance to have lunch with her favorite author who has come to speak at school. J FIC K
MARY MARONY, MUMMY GIRL
Second-grader Mary Marony wants to be something scary for Halloween so she can get back at Marvin, who makes fun of her stuttering. J FIC
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
A biography of the woman who contributed to education for African Americans (J B BETHUNE G) J FIC G
MAUDIE IN THE MIDDLE
Naylor, Phyllis R.
Maudie, one of a large family growing up in Iowa in the early 1900s, seems to attract nothing but trouble when all she wants is to be noticed for herself; and when a crisis hits the family she finally accomplishes this in the best way possible. J FIC N
MAX & ME & THE TIME MACHINE
Steve buys a time machine at a garage sale and takes his friend Max to the year 1250, where they land in the middle of a jousting match, with the fierce Sir Bevis as an enemy. J FIC G
MCBROOM & THE BIG WIND
Josh McBroom relates how he and his family harness the rambunctious prairie wind. J FIC F
MCBROOM & THE GREAT RACE
With his one-acre farm as the prize, Josh McBroom on a giant chicken races Heck Jones on a Wyoming jackalope. J FIC F
Entries in McBroom's almanac include farm tips, how-to's, McProverbs, nature lore, cartoons, and McBroom's Calendar of Important Dates. J FIC F
MCBROOM'S WONDERFUL ONE-ACRE FARM : THREE TALL TALES
Three humorous adventures on McBroom's wonderful one-acre prairie farm. J FIC F
ME & NEESIE
A little girl tells what happens to her invisible friend, Neesie, when Aunt Bea comes to visit.
J FIC G
MEET DANITRA BROWN
A lively collection of poems about a young girl and her favorite things. J 811 GRIMES
MEET POSY BATES
The adventures and misadventures of a little girl, Posy Bates, who desperately wants a dog or cat for a pet J FIC C
MIRANDY & BROTHER WIND
McKissack, Patricia C.
Mirandy wants to win first prize in the junior cakewalk contest. J PIC M
A classroom dog has many adventures. J FIC C
MISHMASH & THE BIG FAT PROBLEM
When Mishmash the dog becomes overweight, Pete and Wanda try hypnosis and an exercise routine to get him slim again. J FIC C
Molly's Thanksgiving doll, made by her Russian immigrant mother, looks different from others in her class. J FIC C
Introduces various mountain ranges, how they are formed and shaped, and how they affect vegetation and animals, including humans. With beautiful photographs. J 551.43 S
MOUSE & THE MOTORCYCLE
Ralph S. Mouse gets wheels. J FIC C
MYSTERIOUS & COMPANY
A family of magicians travels the West in the 1880's. J FIC F
Twelve penguins join the Popper family. J FIC A
MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS : AN AFRICAN TALE
Steptoe, John L.
Two sisters, one mean-tempered and one sweet, go before the king who is in search of a wife. J FIC S
MUMMIES MADE IN EGYPT
Techniques and reasons for the making of mummies J 393.3 A
MY FATHER'S DRAGON
Gannett, Ruth S.
Elmer Elevator sets out to rescue a baby dragon. J FIC G
MY VISIT TO THE AQUARIUM
On his visit to an aquarium, a boy finds out the characteristics and environment of many different creatures. J 597 A
THE NARROW ESCAPES OF DAVY CROCKETT
Recounts the wild adventures of Davy Crockett, including his tangles with a wrestling bear, eagles that wish to pull out his hair, and an alligator he rides up Niagara Falls. J FIC D
NASTY, STINKY SNEAKERS
Ten-year-old Colin has lost his sure-to-be prize winning entry for the stinkiest sneakers in the world contest J FIC B
NETTIE'S TRIP SOUTH
A ten-year-old northern girl encounters the ugly realities of slavery when she visits Richmond, Virginia, and sees a slave auction. J FIC T
NEW NEIGHBORS FOR NORA
Describes the further adventures of an inquisitive seven-year-old and her neighbors in a New York City apartment building. J FIC H
NORA & MRS. MIND-YOUR-OWN-BUSINESS
Because Nora and her brother live in an apartment, personal privacy, making friends, and finding places to play are sometimes a problem. J FIC H
THE NOT-SO-JOLLY ROGER
The second book of the author's trilogy entitled The time warp trio, of which the first and third books are Knights of the kitchen table and The good, the bad, and the goofy. J FIC S
ONCE IN A WOOD : TEN TALES FROM AESOP
A beginning-to-read collection of fables. J 398.2 R
OZZIE ON HIS OWN
When Ozzie's best friend, his niece Roz, goes away for the summer, he makes some new friends, but then his father has a heart attack, and he feels very much alone. J FIC H
Recounts the life of the extraordinary lumberjack whose unusual size and strength brought him many fantastic adventures. J 398.2 K
PINKY & REX
Rex and her best friend Pinky, each the proud possessor of twenty-seven stuffed animals or dinosaurs, find their visit to the museum and its gift shop complicated by Pinky's little sister Amanda. A beginning reader. J FIC H
A courageous girl mouse embarks on an exciting journey to save her family and defeat the tyrannical horned owl who rules the forest. J FIC A
PUSS IN BOOTS & OTHER STORIES
Twelve traditional fairy tales. J 398.21 R
A story from the childhood of Josephine Baker J B BAKER S
RATS ON THE RANGE
In eight animal stories the reader meets a rat family that vacations at a dude ranch, a pig who takes lessons in table manners, a mouse who keeps house for a tomcat, and a buzzard who leaves his money to the Society for Stray Cats--or does he? J FIC M
RATS ON THE ROOF
An illustrated collection of seven stories about various animals, including a frog with magnificent legs, a hungry brontosaurus, and a mouse who gets married. J FIC M
Five-year-old Russell's adventures involve his nursery school, his baby sister, and his friends in his apartment building. J FIC H
ROSY COLE : SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY
Rosy finds out how difficult it is to become one of the beautiful people. J FIC G
Grimm, Jacob W.
Illustrated by Paul Zelinsky. A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child in this beautifully illustrated version. J 398.21 Z
RUSSELL & ELISA
Seven-year-old Russell and his three-year-old sister Elisa have adventures with friends and family. J FIC H
RUSSELL RIDES AGAIN
The adventures of Russell, his family, and friends, as he gets ready to celebrate his sixth birthday. J FIC H
Tate Marshall is delighted when a stray dog turns up in the yard one day, but Sable, named for her dark, silky fur, causes trouble with the neighbors and has to go. J FIC H
SARAH, PLAIN & TALL
The Newbery Award winner about a mail-order bride and the two children who come to love her. J FIC M
THE SCHOOL MOUSE
Flora, the world's most educated mouse, saves her family during a crisis. J FIC K
Julio and other students at Edison-Armstrong Elementary School organize to prevent the closing of their school. J FIC H
SEBASTIAN (SUPER SLEUTH) & THE COPYCAT CRIME
Christian, Mary B.
A young boy detective and his capable dog solve cases. J FIC C
SEBASTIAN (SUPER SLEUTH) & THE EGYPTIAN CONNECTION
Christian, Mary B.
Dog detective Sebastian helps his master find a shipment of stolen Egyptian artifacts that is being smuggled into the country. J FIC C
SEBASTIAN (SUPER SLEUTH) & THE PURLOINED SIRLOIN
Christian, Mary B.
Dog detective Sebastian is on the trail of auto thieves and also tries to retrieve his stolen sirloin. J FIC C
THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS
When a new teacher shows Angie the beauties of African dance and drama, she gains new found pride and self-confidence. J FIC Y
SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL
Funny stories from the class on the thirtieth floor. J FIC S
Princess Miserella, Plain Jane, and an old fairy fall under a sleeping spell. J FIC Y
SOAP SOUP : AND OTHER VERSES
Poems for beginning readers. J 811 KUSKIN
Peck, Robert N.
The misadventures of two boys growing up in a small town in Vermont. J FIC P
STINKER FROM SPACE
Service, Pamela F.
An alien secret agent crash lands on Earth and must transfer his mind to another life form - a skunk! J FIC S
THE STORIES JULIAN TELLS
Episodes in seven-year-old Julian's life from losing a tooth to finding a new friend. J FIC C
THE STORY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
Its history told through many illustrations. J 730. 92 M
Big Anthony cooks pasta in the witch's pasta pot and can't get it to stop! J 398.2 D
STRINGBEAN'S TRIP TO THE SHINING SEA
Postcards describe a car trip across America to California. J FIC W
Porte, Barbara A.
Daddy loves to tell stories about the passengers in his cab. J FIC P
THIS TIME, TEMPE WICK?
Gauch, Patricia L.
Tempe protects her horse from Revolutionary soldiers. J FIC G
TWENTY & TEN
Bishop, Claire H.
French school children and their teacher, who is a nun, hide Jewish children from German soldiers during World War II J FIC B
Veronica defends herself against a new boy in class. J FIC S
Beautiful photographs and brief text explain volcanoes. J 551.21 S
WHAT THE WITCH LEFT
Two girls find some strange stuff in a locked drawer and use it to have magical adventures. J FIC C
WHAT TO DO WHEN A BUG CLIMBS IN YOUR MOUTH : AND OTHER POEMS TO DRIVE YOU BUGGY
A collection of very funny poems. J 811 Walton
WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? : AND OTHER RIDDLES OLD & NEW
Funny riddles to read aloud. J 817 Cole
WHY DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOR?
Explains the changes as trees prepare for winter. J 582.16 M
WILMA UNLIMITED : HOW WILMA RUDOLPH BECAME THE WORLD'S FASTEST WOMAN
She defeated polio to become the first woman to win three gold medals in the Olympics. A picture book biography. J B RUDOLPH K
YOU WANT WOMEN TO VOTE, LIZZIE STANTON?
A lively biography of the 19th century feminist. J B STANTON F
YOUR MOTHER WAS A NEANDERTHAL
The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the middle of an adventure in prehistoric times, where cave art is a form of graffiti and "rock" music takes on a whole new meaning. J FIC S
ZOOMRIMES : POEMS ABOUT THINGS THAT GO
From Ark to Zeppelin, 26 poems of things that move. J 811 C