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FAIRYTALE

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The Three Little Pigs Leslie Brooke
drawings
Three pigs meet a persistent wolf and guess what happens?
FAIRYTALE

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The Three Bears W. W. Denslow Old version of the story -- much different than the story you know.

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ANIMALS

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A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up Hewett, Joan Photographs and text describe the life of Sidney, a harbor seal, until she is five weeks old.
ANIMALS READ A Rhinoceros Grows Up Suen, Anastasia Presents a children's story for early readers that describes how a baby rhinoceros grows up, how their mothers care for them, and how they learn to care for themselves.
ANIMALS READ Bats Heinrichs, Ann Describes different types of bats and their physical characteristics, methods of motion, feeding habits, and life cycles.
ANIMALS READ Blue Whale: The World's Biggest Mammal Smith, Molly Photographs and simple text profile the blue whale, the world's largest mammal, describing its physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat.
ANIMALS READ Crawling Crabs Lunis, Natalie Photographs and simple text describe various species of crabs that live both in the water and on land.
ANIMALS READ Gooey Jellyfish Lunis, Natalie. Examines various types of jellyfish, where they live, and how they catch food and protect themselves from their enemies.
ANIMALS READ I Am a Dolphin: The Life of a Bottlenose Dolphin Stille, Darlene R Presents a children's story about Bottlenose Dolphins for early readers, and describes what they look like, where they live, how they communication with one another, how they care for their young, and other interesting facts.
ANIMALS READ I Am a Sea Turtle: The Life of a Green Sea Turtle Stille, Darlene R Presents a children's story about green sea turtles for early readers, and describes what they look like, where they live, how they care for their young, and other interesting facts.
ANIMALS READ I Am a Seal: The Life of an Elephant Seal Stille, Darlene R Presents a children's story about the elephant seal for early readers, and describes what they look like, where they live, how they care for their young, and other interesting facts.
ANIMALS READ I Am a Shark: The Life of a Hammerhead Shark Stille, Darlene R Presents a children's story about the hammerhead shark for early readers, and describes what they look like, where they live, how they care for their young, and other interesting facts.
ANIMALS READ I Am a Whale: The Life of a Humpback Whale Stille, Darlene R . Presents a children's story about the humpback whale for early readers, and describes what they look like, where they live, how they care for their young, and other interesting facts.
ANIMALS READ Penguins Raatma, Lucia Provides young readers with an illustrated introduction to the physical characteristics, eating habits, life cycles, habitats, types, and ranges of penguins; and includes a glossary, references, and an index.
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Pet Hermit Crab Nelson, Robin A simple introduction to hermit crabs and how to care for them as pets.
ANIMALS READ Prickly Porcupines Nichols, Catherine Discusses the defenses used by a porcupine, including its quills, its strong scent, and its spiky tail, and covers their habitat and eating and sleeping habits.
ANIMALS READ Prickly Sea Stars Lunis, Natalie. Photographs and simple text describe the characteristics and behaviors of sea stars.
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Saltwater Crocodile: The World's Biggest Reptile Kaufman, Gabriel Provides a saltwater crocodile overview, describing their habitat, hunting tactics, food, and life cycle, and includes brief details on other big water reptiles.
ANIMALS READ Smelly Skunks Nichols, Catherine Full-color photographs and easy-to-follow text introduce early readers to the defense mechanisms used by skunks to ward off predators; and also describes various types of skunks, their habitats, and other related topics.
ANIMALS READ Tricky Opossums Nichols, Catherine Photographs and simple text introduce young readers to the physical characteristics, behaviors, habitat, and life cycle of opossums.
ANIMALS READ Wonderful Worms. Glaser, Linda Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of the common earthworm.
ANIMALS READ Worms Heinrichs, Ann Describes different types of worms and their physical characteristics, methods of motion, feeding habits, and life cycles.
AROUND THE WORLD READ Brazil. Gray, Shirley W An introduction to the geography, history, culture, and people of the largest country in South America.
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Mush!: Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race Seibert, Patricia Describes the annual Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska and the sled dogs who compete in it.
AROUND THE WORLD READ The Jade Dragon: A Story of Ancient China Gunderson, Jessica Zhou, who always loses to his brother, finds his luck changing after discovering a jade dragon.
BIOGRAPHY READ Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist Wadsworth, Ginger Introduces Benjamin Banneker, a free black man of the eighteenth century who loved to learn and used his knowledge and observations to build a wooden clock, write an almanac, and help survey the streets of Washington, D.C.
BIOGRAPHY READ Benjamin Franklin: Writer, Inventor, Statesman Nettleton, Pamela Hill. A brief biography that highlights some of the achievements of one of the most famous men from the early years of the United States.
BIOGRAPHY READ Bessie Coleman: Daring to Fly Walker, Sally M Describes the life and accomplishments of Bessie Coleman, who overcame racism and poverty to become the first African American woman pilot.
BIOGRAPHY READ George Washington Carver Kiely Miller, Barbara Looks at the life of George Washington Carver, a man born in slavery who became a famous scientist, best known for his work with peanuts.
BIOGRAPHY READ Harriet Tubman Rausch, Monica Offers a brief introduction to the life and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman and her involvement with the Underground Railroad.
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Jackie Robinson Raatma, Lucia An introduction to the personal life and baseball career of the legendary player, Jackie Robinson.
BIOGRAPHY READ Jackie Robinson Walker, Sally M Describes the life and accomplishments of baseball star Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American in twentieth-century major-league baseball.
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Jesse Owens Sutcliffe, Jane Describes the life of track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens, from his childhood in Alabama and his family's move to Cleveland to his athletic career which culminated in his winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
BIOGRAPHY READ Martin Luther King, Jr Raatma, Lucia Raatma, Lucia.. Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2002. A biography of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., discussing his childhood and school years, his attempts to win equal rights for African-Americans through a program of peaceful resistance, and his assassination.
BIOGRAPHY READ Martin Luther King, Jr: Preacher, Freedom Fighter, Peacemaker Nettleton, Pamela Hill A brief biography that highlights some important events in the life of the man who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent support of civil rights.
BIOGRAPHY READ Mary McLeod Bethune: A Life of Resourcefulness Sterling, Kristin A brief biography of teacher, author, and civil rights worker Mary McLeod Bethune, who tirelessly worked to improve education for African-American girls and women.
BIOGRAPHY READ Rosa Parks Levine, Michelle Presents a brief biography of Rosa Parks, discussing her early life and the restrictions she faced due to segregation laws in Alabama, and telling the story of how she became a hero of the civil rights movement in 1955 after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white person.
BIOGRAPHY READ Sojourner Truth Swain, Gwenyth Presents a short biography on former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth and chronicles her early life on a Dutch plantation in New York and her fight for emancipation and equal rights for all African Americans and women.
BIRDS READ Birds Build Nests Pascoe, Elaine Describes some of the various places where birds build nests and lay their eggs.
COMMUNITY READ An Apple Festival: Orchards in Autumn Gabbert, Lisa Describes the origin and history of apple festivals, an autumn harvest celebration, and tells what goes on there.
COMMUNITY READ What Happens at a Supermarket? Hutchings, Amy .Pleasantville, NY : Weekly Reader Pub, 2009. Photographs and simple text introduce young readers to the work that people do at a supermarket.
COMMUNITY READ What Happens at a TV Station? Hutchings, Amy Buddy shows young readers what happens at a television station, describing the different people who work there and the equipment they use to create a televised talent show.
COMMUNITY READ What Happens at a Vet's Office? Hutchings, Amy Simple text explains what happens at a veterinarian's office, describing the people who work there, the jobs they do, and how they keep pets healthy.
COMMUNITY READ What Happens at an Airport? Hutchings, Amy Buddy shows young readers what happens at an airport, describing the different people who work there and the equipment they use to keep the airport running smoothly.
COMMUNITY READ What Happens at an Amusement Park? Hutchings, Amy.. Photographs and simple text introduce young readers to the work that people do at an amusement park.
COMMUNITY READ What Happens at an Aquarium? Bakowski, Barbara.. Photographs and simple text introduce young readers to the work that people do at an aquarium.
COMMUNITY READ Working at a Hospital Rosenberg, Pam Explains what hospitals are, looks at the various jobs that need to be done in a hospital, and asks questions designed to help young readers decide whether they would like to work at a hospital. Includes a glossary and resources for further research.
COMMUNITY READ Working at a School Marsico, Katie Explains what schools are, looks at the various jobs that need to be done in a school, and asks questions designed to help young readers decide whether they would like to work at a school. Includes a glossary and resources for further research.
ENVIRONMENT READ Earth Day Aloian, Molly Examines the history and traditions of Earth Day, an observance which promotes awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment.
FICTION READ Frog and Toad are Friends Lobel, Arnold Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends--Frog and Toad.
FICTION READ Kamishibai Man Say, Allen After many years of retirement, an old Kamishibai man--a Japanese street performer who tells stories and sells candies--decides to make his rounds once more even though such entertainment declined after the advent of television.
FICTION READ Mouse Soup Lobel, Arnold A mouse convinces a weasel he needs the ingredients from several stories to make a tasty mouse soup.
FICTION READ Night Lights Schnur, Steven Each night before going to bed, Melinda counts the lights, from one seashell on the nursery wall to a million twinkling stars.
FICTION READ Owl at Home Lobel, Arnold Presents five stories about a solitary owl who makes an attempt to befriend winter, tries his best to be in two places at once, and finds an unexpected friend on an evening stroll.
FICTION READ Toot & Puddle Hobbie, Holly . Toot and Puddle are best friends with very different interests, so when Toot spends the year travelling around the world, Puddle enjoys receiving his postcards.
GOVERNMENT READ Citizenship Kishel, Ann-Marie Explains what it means to be a citizen, looks at how people become citizens of the United States, and discusses the responsibilities of citizenship.
GOVERNMENT READ Government Services Kishel, Ann-Marie Photographs and simple text introduce early readers to the different types of goverment services that help communities run smoothly.
GOVERNMENT READ Rules and Laws Kishel, Ann-Marie Explains what rules are and why they are important, looks at laws as the rules that govern communities, and charts the process by which laws are made.
GOVERNMENT READ Serving On a Jury DeGezelle, Terri Provides information about courts of law, explaining their purpose, looking at the people who participate in the court system, and describing the work done by jury members on a court case.
GOVERNMENT READ The American Flag Gray, Susan Heinrichs Explores the history of the American flag, looking at how it has changed over the years, providing information about the significance of the stars and stripes, and explaining how the flag should be displayed and honored.
GOVERNMENT READ What is Government?. Kishel, Ann-Marie. Explains what government is, identifies different levels of government, and discusses its purpose.
INSECTS READ Bees Heinrichs, Ann Introduces distinguishing characteristics, life cycles, and different types of bees.
INSECTS READ Dazzling Dragonflies: A Life Cycle Story Glaser, Linda Simple text and illustrations describe the life cycle of a dragonfly.
INSECTS READ Grasshoppers Heinrichs, Ann Introduces distinguishing characteristics, life cycles, and different types of grasshoppers.
LAND READ Fighting for the Forest Rand, Gloria When they find blue logging markings in the ancient forest where they like to hike, a boy and his father try to save the trees from being cut down. Includes information about how to find and enjoy ancient forests.
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Volcanoes Inside and Out Souza, D. M Explains what happens to the earth before and during a volcanic eruption, and describes several historic eruptions, including Mount Saint Helens in 1980.
MAPS READ Drawing Maps Torpie, Kate An illustrated introduction to map drawing that covers symbols, legends, boundaries, and other related topics; and includes activities.
MAPS READ Map Parts Torpie, Kate An illustrated introduction to map reading that covers titles, compass roses, legends, scale, boundaries, globes, latitude, longitude, and other related topics.
MAPS READ Reading Maps Sandvold, Rolf An illustrated introduction to map reading that covers why maps are needed, symbols, different kinds of maps, map features, legends, direction, relative location, latitude, longitude, scale, and distance.
MATH READ Graphing Dowdy, Penny Photographs and text help young readers to understand the basic concepts associated with graphing.
MONEY READ Coins Rau, Dana Meachen . Explains how different coins equal the value of a dollar, shows how coins are made, describes the unique characteristics of each American coin, discusses coin collecting, and includes a related math activity.
NON-FICTION READ American Quilt Making: Stories in Cloth Stalcup, Ann.. New Traces the history of quilting and describes the various kinds of quilts made in the United States. Includes a suggestion for a quilt-making project.
SCIENCE READ What is a Scientist? Lehn, Barbara . Simple text and photographs depict children engaged in various activities that make up the scientific process.
SOLAR SYSTEM

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Earth Stone, Lynn Simple text and illustrations provide an introduction to the planet Earth, discussing its orbit, climate, atmosphere, moon, and place in the solar system.
SNAKES READI Green Anaconda: The World's Heaviest Snake Smith, Molly Provides an overview of the green anaconda, describing its size, habitat, movements, diet, hunting tactics, and life cycle, and includes brief details on other heavy snakes.
SPIDERS READ Deadly Black Widows Lunis, Natalie Photographs and simple text describe the lifecycle, physical characteristics, and behaviors of black widow spiders.
SPIDERS READ Hairy Tarantulas Camisa, Kathryn Photographs and simple text describe the lifecycle, physical characteristics, and behaviors of tarantulas.
SPIDERS READ Jumping Spiders Goldish, Meish Photographs and simple text describe the lifecycle, physical characteristics, and behaviors of jumping spiders.
SPIDERS READ Spiders Heinrichs, Ann Photographs and simple text describe spiders, their physical characteristics, life cycle, webs, and more.
SPIDERS READ Spooky Wolf Spiders Goldish, Meish Photographs and simple text describe the lifecycle, physical characteristics, and behaviors of wolf spiders.
TALES READ Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale From the Andes Mountains Knutson, Barbara In this folktale from the Andes, a clever guinea pig repeatedly outsmarts the fox that wants to eat him for dinner.
TRANSPORTATION READ Airplanes Roberts, Cynthia Describes the parts, workings, and purposes of airplanes, explaining why they are important machines.
TRANSPORTATION READ The Flyer Flew!: The Invention of the Airplane . Hill, Lee Sullivan . Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, c2006. Provides an account of the invention of the airplane by Orville and Wilbur Wright in the early twentieth century.