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Old Woman and Her Pig
Old Woman and Her Pig

Eric A. Kimmel (Illustrator - Giora Cami). This is a fun selection about a woman who finds a penny and buys a pig. The lady tries to take the pig home but the pig refuses to go over the stile in the wall. The lady enlists a whole group of animals and objects to help her get the pig up the stile so she can go home. This is an adapted version of an old British folktale.
Publisher: Holiday House, New York, 1992.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Three Little Pigs and the Fox
Three Little Pigs and the Fox

William H. Hooks (Illustrator - S. D. Schindler). This is an Appalachian version of the classic folktale. It has a few twists on the most common version.
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1989.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




Light in the Attic
Light in the Attic

Shel Silverstein. This is another collection of humorous poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein.
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1981.
Other Category: Humor.
General Grade Level: Intermediate-Advanced.




Shiloh
Shiloh

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This selection is about a boy named Marty who finds a beagle and names it Shiloh. Marty finds out that the dog belongs to a man who abuses his dogs, so Marty tries to hide Shiloh from his owner.
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks, New York, 2000.
General Grade Level: Advanced.




The Crying for a Vision
The Crying for a Vision

Walter Wangerin, Jr. This selection is about a Lakota orphan boy named Moves Walking, or Waskn Mani. Waskn Mani is different from the other tribe members, so the tribe does not like him very much. Waskn Mani does not like to kill animals but he learns from a wolf that it is okay to take a life if it is sacrificed. Waskn Mani ends up making a sacrifice to save his tribe. This is one of my all-time favorite books.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 1994.
General Grade Level: Advanced.
Other Category: Feelings.




Mouse and the Motorcycle
Mouse and the Motorcycle

Beverly Cleary (Illustrator - Louis Darling). This selection is about a mouse named Ralph who lives in a hotel room and a boy named Keith who was a guest there. Keith leaves behind a toy motorcycle which Ralph tries to ride. Keith returns for his toy and teacher Ralph how to ride. Keith and Ralph become friends and have many adventures.
Publisher: Harper Trophy, New York, 1965.
General Grade Level: Advanced.
Also available as Ratoncito de la Moto in Spanish.




Deep in the Forest
Deep in the Forest

Brinton Turkle. This is a wordless book that is like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but with the roles reversed. A bear cub wanders into a human home and tries out their porridge, chairs, and beds. The humans come home and scare the bear cub away.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton, New York, 1976.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.




Oink
Oink

Arthur Geisert. This is a wordless book about eight little piglets that wander away from their mother to have an adventure. The mother pig chases them down and brings them home.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1993.
General Grade Level: Primary.




Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?
Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

Bonnie Lass & Philemon Sturges (Illustrator - Ashley Wolff). This is a predictable print book about a skunk who made cookies. The skunk discovers that the cookies are missing and so she asks everyone, "Who took the cookies from the cookie jar?". The selection has a fun sing-song rhythm.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York 2000.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.




Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Linda Williams (Illustrator - Megan Lloyd). This selection is about a little woman who is not afraid of anything. She's not afraid of a floating shirt, pants, shoes, gloves, or hat, but she was afraid of a pumpkin head that said, "Boo! " The lady ran home and rocked in her rocking chair. The clothes and pumpkin head knocked at the door and tried to scare her again. The lady said that they didn't scare her, so they asked what's to come of them. They lady whispered her reply to the pumpkin head and the clothing and the pumpkin became a scarecrow.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 1986.
General Grade Level: Primary.
Other Category: Artwork.
Also available as a Book and Tape and as La viejecita que no le tenia miedo a nada in Spanish.




Which Witch Is Which?
Which Witch Is Which?

Judi Barrett (Illustrator - Sharleen Collicott). This selection is about a bunch of witches and what they are doing. The entire selection is narrated with rhyme.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 2002.
General Grade Level: Primary.




Monster Mischief
Monster Mischief

Pamela Jane (Illustrator - Vera Rosenberry). This selection is about 5 monsters who get together on Halloween to make a monster stew of lizards, frogs, bats, and spiders. The youngest monster accidentally spills the trash can full of monster stew, but a sixth monster comes along with a bag full of sweets to share. So, the monster creatures are all happy. The whole book is told in rhyme.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 1998.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.




Franklin's Halloween
Franklin's Halloween

Paulette Bourgeois (Illustrator - Brenda Clark). This selection is about a turtle named Franklin. Franklin is getting ready for Halloween. He decides to go to the Halloween party as "Franklinstein." The rest of the selection tells what happens at the Halloween party.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc, New York, 1998.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.
Also available is Franklin's Halloween Fun: Sticker Activity Book.




Return of the Shadows

Norma Farber (Illustrator - Andrea Baruffi). This selection is about when the world's shadows decide to run free. The shadows shadow the wrong objects for a day, but at the end, they feel lonely and confused. At the break of dawn the next day, the shadows decide to return to their proper places and all is right again.
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1992.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.




The Mushroom Man

Ethel Pochocki (Illustrator - Barry Moser). This selection is about a man who works during the day in the dark of a mushroom farm. The children of the town make fun of him because he sort of resembles a mushroom. The mushroom man accepts the teasing without resentment and for the most part, he is happy. But sometimes he feels the sting of loneliness. One day, he makes friends with a cat and takes it home as a pet. The cat liked the mushroom man but did not want to be cooped up forever. So the cat leaves and the mushroom man is alone again until he makes friends with a mole. The mushroom man brings the mole home. They discover that they are a perfect match and become the best of friends.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993.
General Grade Level: Intermediate.
Other Category: Artwork.

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