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Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett
Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett

Steven Kellogg. This is a tall tale about Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, the wife of the famous frontiersman, Davy Crockett. She's the strongest, fastest baby girl ever and when she grows up, she licks a whole "tribe" of alligators.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1995.
Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Mike Fink
Mike Fink

Steven Kellogg. This is a tall tale about Mike Fink--the strongest, bravest keelboatman and how he whipped his many opponents.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1992.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




The Bubble Factory

Tomie de Paola. This selection is about Sam and Molly--two twins that are always getting into trouble. One day, their grandpa gives them bubbles to keep them out of mischief. He tells them that he used to work at a bubble factory. Sam and Molly ask him to take them there and he does. Grandpa tells them to stay out of trouble but the twins get into mischief anyways. But through this, they create a new kind of bubble.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York, 1997.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Chalk Box Kid
Chalk Box Kid

Robert Bulla (Illustrator - Thomas B. Allen). This story is about a boy named Gregory who is the new kid at school. He is also a good artist. He has trouble making new friends but kids start to like him after they see the wonderful garden that he made with chalk.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1987.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




City Green
City Green

DyAnne Di Salvo-Ryan. This selection is about a neighborhood that has am empty lot and decides to make a community garden. Old Man Hammer doesn't participate at first because he thinks it's not good, but he eventually plants some seeds of his own.
Publisher: Scholastic, Incl New York; 1994.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Place for Grace
Place for Grace

Jean Davies Okimoto (Illustrator - Doug Keith). This selection is about a little dog named Grace who wants to be famous. She wants to be a seeing eye dog but the trainer says that she is too small. A deaf man sees Grace save a boy from being hit by a fire truck and decides that he wants her to be his seeing eye dog.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York, 1993.
Other Category: Artwork, Real-Life Info.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa
Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

Gerald McDermott. This is a very cute selection about an African rabbit named Zomo who is clever but wants to be wise. Zomo asks the sky god for wisdom and the sky god says he will give him wisdom if he can accomplish three impossible tasks. Zomo acquires wisdom by learning to run very fast from the Big Fish, leopard, and wild cow that he had tricked.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1992.
Other Category: Artwork, Humor.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Brave Irene
Brave Irene

William Steig. This story is about a girl named Irene who is very brave when she takes the dress that her sick mother has made to the duchess' palace during the middle of a snowstorm. The wind fights her the whole way, but in the end, Irene is rewarded.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1986.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Sheep Dreams

Arthur A. Levine (Illustrator - Judy Lanfredi). This selection is about a sheep named Liza who dreams of being a star but is too shy to even try out for the school play. Instead, Liza signs up for one of the non-speaking parts. But, when Liza is needed, she becomes a hero and saves the play.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 1993.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation

Tomie de Paola. In this selection, Strega Nona has a dream that she is at her grandmother's house at the seashore. The next day, she keeps mixing up everything, and so she decides to take a vacation. She sends presents to her granddaughter and grandson. Her granddaughter switches the presents because she wanted the other one and there ends up being a big mess.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc; New York; 2000.
Other Category: Artwork.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Wringer
Wringer

Jerry Spinelli. This selection is about a boy named Palmer who doesn't want his 10th birthday to come. Every summer in his town, there is a festival. On the last day of the festival, the town releases 5,000 pigeons, which they shoot for sport. When the boys in town turn 10, they become wringers--meaning that they wring the necks of the pigeons that don't die when they're shot. Palmer doesn't understand why his town does this and he doesn't want to be a wringer, especially since he has a pet pigeon.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 1997.
Award: Newbery Honor Book.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Works by the Author: Maniac Magee (Newbery Medal), Jason and Marceline , Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? , There's a Girl in My Hammerlock , Crash , The Library Card , Space Station Seventh Grade .




Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven
Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven

Margot Zemach. This selection is about a man named Jake and his mule, Honeybunch. Honeybunch is the most contrary mule that has ever lived. Jake always said that Honeybunch would be the death of him, and one day, she was. Jake and Honeybunch were hit by a train while crossing the tracks. They both went up to heaven, where they almost got kicked out.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, New York, 1982.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Flea's Sneeze
Flea's Sneeze

Lynn Downey (Illustrator - Karla Firehammer). This selection is about a flea who tries to fall asleep on top of a mouse in a barn with all the other animals, but can't because he has the sniffles. He asks for a tissue but no one hears him until he sneezes and wakes everyone up. The mouse gives him a tissue and all the animals go back to sleep, except for the pig, who now has the sniffles.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 2000.
General Grade Level: Imtermediate.
Other Category: Artwork, Humor.




Three Little Javelinas
Three Little Javelinas

Susan Lowell (Illustrator - Jim Harris). This selection is a southwestern version of The Three Little Pigs. Javelinas are relatives of pigs that have very hairy chins.
Publisher: Rising Moon, Flagstaff, 1992.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.




The Magic Finger
The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl (Illustrator - William Pene Du Bois). This selection is about a girl who has a magic finger. When she gets mad, she sees red and then things happen to the person she is mad at. She gets mad at Mr. Gregg and his two sons because they like to hunt. So she puts the magic finger on the whole Gregg family.
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers; New York; 1966.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.

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