1st Quarter Literature

(Ebk- refers to E-book with
Follet), (oop- refers to out of
print book, TB- refers to Tumblebook)
Some oops books may be listed in this document because some of the MISD libraries currently have them on
their shelves and would provide a good resources. Other books that are similiar based on content and skill
are listed as well and may be used as substitutes.
Zathura
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FIC VAN
Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406375/
http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/zathura.html
Freedom themes
just to name a few.
You do not have to
choose from this list.
Picture Books:
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt - Deborah Hopkinson - 3.8
Henry's Freedom Box - Ellen Levine 3.0
The Butterfly - Patricia Polacco - 3.8
January's Sparrow - Patricia Polacco - 4.4
Crossing Bok Chitto - Tim Tingle - 4.4 (was on Bluebonnet list a few years ago)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom - Carole Boston Weatherford - 4.0
Freedom Summer - Debbie Wiles - 3.2
Goin' Someplace Special- Pat McKissack- 4.3

Chapter Books:
Picture of Freedom: The diary of Clotee, slave girl - Pat McKissack - 4.6 - 172 pages
Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary - Sharonn Dennis Wyeth - 3.0 - 108 pages
Beyond Mayfield - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson - 4.1 - 138 pages
Riding Freedom - Pam Munoz Ryan - 4.5 - 138 pages
Gabriel's Horses - Alison Hart - 4.6 - 162 pages (was on the Bluebonnet list a few years ago - has 2 sequels in the series)
Elijah of Buxton - Christopher Paul Curtis - 5.4 - 341 pages - might be too hard but would be a good challenge for those who need it.
Jump Ship to Freedom by James Collier- 5.3 - 198 pgs
My Home is Over Jordan by Sandra Forrester - 4.4, 163 pages
Come Morning by Leslie Guccione - 4.4- 120 pgs
Which Way Freedom by Joyce Hansen- 4.5- 120 pgs
The Talking Eggs
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398.2 SAN
A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/talking-eggs-discussion-guide
http://www.rsansouci.com/pages/studyguides/talkingstudy.htm
http://www.storiestogrowby.com/stories/talking_eggs_creole.html
http://www.storyconnection.net/stories/talk_eggs.html
Coming On Home Soon
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E WOO
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.
http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/pb.shtml
http://www.state.lib.la.us/empowerlibrary/COMING%20ON%20HOME%20SOON.pdf
http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/book-talk-tuesday-coming-on-home-soon-by-jacqueline-woodson-and-illustrated-by-e-b-lewis/
http://www.teachingbooks.net/author_collection.cgi?id=50&a=1
The Ugly Duckling
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E PIN
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
http://www.itv.scetv.org/guides/scholasticfrench/the_ugly_duckling.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Pinkney
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/pinkneyj/
http://www.umich.edu/~childlit/UglyDuckling/udframeset1.htm
http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet/bookzone/pinkney.htm
Dave the Potter
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B DAV
True story of a slave with extraordinary talent for pottery and poetry.
http://www.sciway.net/afam/dave-slave-potter.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_the_Slave
http://www.davetheslave.org/
http://www.usca.edu/aasc/davepotter.htm
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/newsletters/newsletterbucketextrahelping/886525-443/laban_carrick_hill_bowling_us.html.csp
http://joannamarple.com/?p=2481
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/03/dave-the-potter/
Little Red Riding Hood
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398.2 PIN
A sweet little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother.
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/pinkneyj/featuredbooks/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Pinkney
Lon Po Po
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398.2 YOU
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.

http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/3rd/homework/reading/th4/lonpopo.htm
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/lit/lonpopo.html
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/multicultural-literature/activity/8005.html
http://www.quia.com/quiz/130622.html
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/lon-po-po-chinese-fairytale-lesson-plan
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/discov/jordangf.html
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/homework_helper/grade3/vol_02/theme_01/week_04/spell.html
http://www.rcs.k12.va.us/pfes/third%20grade/reading%20sem%202%20theme%201/Lon%20Popo/home.htm
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
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B PET
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nGWM9rrl20&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Petit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ddpV1GvF7E&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/07/nyregion/07petit.html
http://seattleseconds.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/the-man-who-walked-between-two-towers/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155592/
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/client/guides/94258.pdf
Henry's Freedom Box
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E LEV
True story of a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped to freedom in 1849 by having himself shipped in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Box_Brown
http://www.readerstoolkit.com/lessons/34_Henrys%20Freedom%20Box.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA0iNLquLZo&feature=related&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw3SRMGkQcY&feature=related&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
Seven Blind Mice
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398.24 YOU
Retells in verse the Indian fable of the blind men discovering different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance. The illustrations depict the blind arguers as mice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Young_(illustrator)
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears
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398.2 AAR
In this astonishingly beautiful and imaginatively illustrated picture book, Mosquito tells Iguana a tall tale that sets off a chain reaction that ends in jungle disaster. Iguana is so upset at being told such nonsense that he plugs his ears. So, of course, when Python says good morning, Iguana doesn't hear and ignores him altogether. Python suspects Iguana is plotting mischief against him, so he hides in a rabbit hole - which terrifies Rabbit. And so this amusing African legend goes, until finally the chain of mishaps reaches Mother Owl, who reacts by refusing to hoot and wake in the sun.
Eventually all is resolved, and jungle life returns to normal. But although Mosquito learns her lesson and gives up telling tall tales, she adopts a worse habit
http://www.allfolktales.com/wafrica/why_mosquitoes_buzz.php
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/why_mosquitoes.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_Mosquitoes_Buzz_in_People%27s_Ears
The Boy of the Three Year Nap
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E SNY
A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son.
Taro is a Japanese boy whose penchant for sleeping is the butt of village jokes, much to the chagrin of his poor widowed mother, who works hard to provide them with necessities. Taro cannot be coaxed into working, despite his mother's pleas, until he falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter and hatches a scheme to make himself wealthy. The author's foreword explains that many gods and demons inhabit Japanese folklore, which will help readers understand how Taro, disguised as a local deity, is able to convince the rich neighbor that his daughter must wed the laziest boy in town. Say's art, with stylized Oriental touches, comically animates the sprightly tale, perfectly matching the abundant wit of Snyder's adaptation.
http://www.eduplace.com/intervention/soar06/pdfs/odl/level5/w_w_HMS.T5.ppR188.pdf
http://www.npl.lib.va.us/cove/books/Snyder_dhtml.shtml
Flotsam
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E WIE
A boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore.
http://www.cobb.k12.ga.us/kemp/bom/april.htm
http://thefishknowthesecret.com/
Grandfather's Journey
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E SAY
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/tnc/gr4/gr4_th1_sel2.html
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/say.html
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/grandfather39s-journey
Working Cotton
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E WIL
A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.
http://cottonclassroom.com/lessonplan.html
The American Colonies (Fact Finders) by Capstone
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974 or 975 Various Authors
An introduction to the history, government, economy, resources, and people of the various 13 colonies.
The Colonies series by Abdo Publishing (Ebk)
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974 or 975 Various Authors
Provides a history of various states from before the arrival of European explorers to its statehood.
Part of the Checkerboard Social Studies Library Collection
True Books the Thirteen Colonies by Children's Press (2012)
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974 or 975 Cunningham
Introduces students to the thirteen colonies that became the original United States of America. Engaging text and colorful images describe the daily lives of the colonists and the Native Americans who originally occupied the land. The books also explore the founding of the colonies and how they came to join together in a revolution for independence.
A little higher reading level but new copyright.
Voices in the Park
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E BRO
Introduces students to the thirteen colonies that became the original United States of America. Engaging text and colorful images describe the daily lives of the colonists and the Native Americans who originally occupied the land. The books also explore the founding of the colonies and how they came to join together in a revolution for independence.
Lesson Plan-
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/teaching-voice-with-anthony-167.html
More ideas-
http://www.schoolslinkingnetwork.org.uk/resource-area/teaching-resources/how-do-we-all-live-together/voice-in-the-park/
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
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E SCI
The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
http://www.teachingheart.net/truepigs.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn_LjA-pg2Y&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/fractured_fairy_true.htm
Drama of story-
http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/TruePigs.pdf
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/true-story-3-little-pigs-extension-activities
Naming the World
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PRO ATW
Jumpstart your teaching each day with poems and lessons from a master teacher. Naming the World is a collection of over two hundred outstanding poems, accompanied by five-to-ten minute lessons, that Nancie uses each day to launch her writing-reading workshop. Reading and discussing great poems changes her students: helps them gain perspective on their identities and make sense of their worlds, while honing their skills as critical readers and intentional writers. Poetry is the foundation upon which Nancie's students build excellence as writers in every genre, from finding subjects that matter, to crafting powerful language, recognizing how punctuation gives voice to writing, and developing and supporting a theme.
http://www.namingtheworld.com/
www.georgeellalyon.com/where.html