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Lincoln: A Photobiography
Lincoln: A Photobiography

Russell Freedman. This book is a biography of Abraham Lincoln, containing photographs and sketches. It covers his boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd, as well as his presidency.
Publisher: Clarion Books, New York, 1987.
Award: Newbery.
General Grade Level: Advanced.
Category: Real-Life Info.




Sierra
Sierra

Diana Siebert(Illustrator - Wendell Minor). This selection is about a mountain range, how it was created, and the flora and fauna that live on it. It is narrated in the first person--from the persepective of the mountain.
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1991.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork, Vocab/Comprehension.
Other Works by the Author: Mojave, Heartland, Train Song, Truck Song.




Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King: Feliz Cumpleanos, Martin Luther King
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King: Feliz Cumpleanos, Martin Luther King

Jean Marzollo (Illustrator - J. Brian Pinkney). This selection is a short history of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and how he helped make our country a better, freer place.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1993.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




My First Kwanzaa Book
My First Kwanzaa Book

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate (Illustrator - Cal Massey). This selection informs the reader about the African-American holiday called Kwanzaa. It explains how the holiday is celebrated and its seven principles.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1992.
General Grade Level: Primary.




Samuel's Choice

Richard Berleth (Illustrator - James Watling). This selection is about a young black slave named Samuel Abraham. It takes place during the Revolutionary War. Samuel's owner is a loyalist and does not want to help the American soldiers. But when leaves, his slaves end up helping in the fight for freedom.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1990.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




George Washington's Breakfast
George Washington's Breakfast

Jean Fritz (Illustrator - Paul Caldone). This selection is about a boy named George who was born on George Washington's birthday and was named after the president. He wants to know everything about Washington. The selection is about his and his family's quest to find out what our first president used to eat for breakfast.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1969.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Alvin Ailey, Vol. 1
Alvin Ailey, Vol. 1

Andrea Davis Pinkney (Illustrator - Brian Pinkney). This selection is about the renowned black dancer, Alvin Ailey. It is the story of how he became a dancer.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York: 1993.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Who Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs
Who Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs

Patricia Lauber (Illustrator - Holly Keller). This selection is an expository piece about man various food chains and webs. It is very informative and explains the importance of not disrupting food chains.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1995.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Bunny Play

Loreen Leedy. This selection is about a group of rabbits who decide to get together to put on a play about Little Red Riding Hood.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1988.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Simple Machines

Anne Horvatic (Illustrator - Stephen Bruner). This selection is an expository piece about simple machines such as the wheel, lever, wedge, inclined plane, and screw. It gives examples of these simple machines that are commonly used in everyday life.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton, New York, 1989.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money

Amy Axelrod (Illustrator - Sharon McGinley-Nally). This selection is about a family of pigs who run out of food and decide to go out to eat but have no money. They search their house and find enough money to go out. This book includes a menu and deals with the math involved in adding up the money.
Publisher: Four Winds Press, New York, 1994.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Bones: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book)
Bones: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book)

Stephen Krensky (Illustrator - Davy Jones). This selection is all about bones. It discusses different types of bones and their functions.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 2001.
General Grade Level: Primary.




Gift from the Sea
Gift from the Sea

Kate Banks (Illustrator - Georg Hallenbleben). This selection is about a rock that a young boy found on the beach and the multiple processes that the rock went through to end up on the beach--such as a volcanic eruption, geological movement, and erosion.
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux; New York; 2001.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.




Pumpkin Pumpkin
Pumpkin Pumpkin

Jeanne Titherington. This selection is about the process a pumpkin goes through when it grows.
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York, 1986.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.

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