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READING SUGGESTIONS

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FEATURE PICTURE BOOKS:

Interesting, Enjoyable, and Educational Picture Books for All Ages!

- Honey Bees: Letters from a Hive

- If the World Were a Village

- Leonardo and the Flying Boy

- Math Potatoes

- My Light

- Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail

- Pinduli

- Stellaluna

- Those Rebels, John and Tom (Adams and Jefferson)

Read Books Together, Discuss, and Enjoy!




GRADES K-3:

- Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

- A Boy Called Dickens

- Bink and Gollie, by Kate DiCamillo

- Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth, by Kathleen Krull

- Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White

- Children's Aesop, retold by Stephanie Calmenson

- Children's Book-A-Day Almanac

- City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems

- Daisy Dawson at the Beach, by Steve Voake

- Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill

- Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown

- Frog and Toad Are Friends, by Arnold Lobel

- Grandfather's Journey, by Allen Say

- Greek Myths for Young Children, by Marcia Williams

- In the Wild, by David Elliott

- Many Moons, by James Thurber

- Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, by Gene Barretta

- Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, by Gene Barretta

- Quiet Book, by Deborah Underwood

- Reading Makes You Feel Good, by Todd Parr

- Ready to Read, by Rosemary Wells

- Ready... Set... Read: The Beginning Reader's Treasury, by Joannal Cole & Stephanie Calmenson

- Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles, by Maud Petersham

- Teaching Science With Favorite Picture Books: Grades 1-3, by Ann Flagg

- Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives, by Gene Barretta

- Tomorrow's Alphabet, by George Shannon

- Town Mouse, Country Mouse, by Jan Brett

- A Tree Is Nice, by Janice May Udry

- What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christilow

- You Read to Me, I'll Read to You, by Mary Ann Hoberman


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GRADES 3 - 8:

- Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie, by Kristiana Gregory

- Art Fraud Detective: Spot the Difference, Solve the Crime, by Anna Nilsen

- Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell

- Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson

- Bunnicula, by James Howe

- The Cabin Faced West, by Jean Fritz

- Case of the Absent Author, by E. W. Hildick

- Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett

- Children's Book-A-Day Almanac

- Cosmic, by Frank cottrell Boyce

- Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke

- Enchanted Forest Chronicles, by Patricia Wrede

- Everything Kids Science Experiment Book, by Tom Robinson

- Expository Writing, by Tara McCarthy

- Four-Story Mistake, by Elizabeth Enright

- Grapes of Math

- Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

- Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

- History Timelines, by Rupert Matthews

- Honey Bees: Letters from a Hive

- Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen

- How to Stay Healthy, by Claire Llewellyn

- Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks

- Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke

- The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

- Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

- Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

- Math & Literature, by Rusty Bresser

- Mini-Lessons for Math Practice, by Rusty Bresser

- Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

- My Father's Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett

- Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart

- Nifty Thrifty Music Crafts, by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

- Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

- Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan

- Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare

- Sixty-Eight Rooms, by Marianne Malone

- Super Science Challenges, by Janice VanCleave

- Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

- Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech

- The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin

- Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

- William Wordsworth, by Stephen Hebron

- Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

- Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly, by Gail Levine

- Zoomfun Outside: 50+ Outdoor Games, by Amy Sklansky


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GRADES 8 - 12:

- 100 Books for Girls to Grow On, by Shireen Dodson

- Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt

- Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

- Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Beowulf, by Rosemary Sutcliff

- Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read, by Laura Backes

- Downriver, by Will Hobbs

- Dreamer, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

- Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson

- Great Books for Boys, by Kathleen Odean

- Great Books for Girls, by Kathleen Odean

- Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

- Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus

- Incident At Hawk’s Hill and Return to Hawk's Hill, by Allan Eckert

- King Arthur and Other Celtic Heroes, by Padraic Colum

- The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper

- Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry

- Mountain Solo, by Jeanette Ingold

- Mystery of the Waterloo Bagpipes, by Donald Willis

- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass

- Outcast of Redwall, by Brian Jacques

- The Red Pony, by John Steinbeck

- Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe

- Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson

- Search for the Jade Lizard, by Ellen Kay

- Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

- Seventh Jewel, by Jeffrey Pritchard

- Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi

- Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- Trash, by Andy Mulligan

- Tunnel in the Sky, by Robert Heinlein

- Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

- War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells

- William Wordsworth, by Stephen Hebron

- The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


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PARENTS:

- Book Smart: Your Essential Reading List for Becoming a Literary Genius, by Jane Mallison

- Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children, compiled by William F. Russell

- Creative Activities for Young Children, by Mary Mayesky

- Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, by E. D. Hirsch

- Dumbing Us Down, by John Taylor Gatto

- Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

- Everything Homeschooling Book: Create the Best Curriculum & Learning Environment for Your Child, by Sherri Linsenbach

- Hands-On Math Projects With Real-Life Applications, by Judith Muschla

- Hands-On Science, by Sarah Angliss

- History: Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events, by Bernard Grun

- How Children Learn, and Teach Your Own, by John Holt

- I Learn Better by Teaching Myself, by Agnes Leistico

- Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World, by Claire Walker Leslie

- Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv

- Mind Stretchers: Creative Thinking Extensions, by Robert Myers

- Nature's Playground: Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors, by Fiona Danks

- Read Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease

- Reading Reflex: Teaching Your Child to Read, by Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness

- Reclaiming Childhood, by William Crain

- Teaching Science With Favorite Picture Books: Grades 1-3, by Ann Flagg

- Teenage Liberation Handbook, by Grace Llewellyn

- Your Child's Growing Mind, by Jane Healy




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