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BOOKS BY READING SKILL/STRATEGY

Making Connections:


*Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

*All the Places to Love by Patrician MacLachlan

*Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

*Amos and Boris by William Steig

Geraldine’s Little Brother by Holly Keller

*Going Home by Eve Bunting

Hey World, Here I Am by Jean Little

*The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

*The Lotus Seed
by Sherry Garland

*Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully


*My Great-Aunt Arizona
by Gloria Houston

*My Rotten Red-Headed Older Brother by Patricia Polacco

*Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs by Tomi de Paola

No Moon, No Milk! by Chris Baccock

*Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

One Afternoon by Yumi Heo

*Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume

Rosie and Michael by Judith Viorst

Snippets by Charlotte Zolotow

Sol a Sol by Lori Mari Carlson

*The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Tenth Good thing About Barney by Judith Viorst

*Three Brave Women by C. L. G. Martin

*Up North at the Cabin by Marsha Chall

*The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

*Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

*William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
Predicting:

Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris van Allsburg

Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz

*Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant use pictures

Cinnamon's Day Out by Susan L Roth subtitle: A Gerbil Adventure

Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor

Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat Sisulu

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw very simple

*Just a Dream by Chris van Allsburg

Mouse's Birthday by Jane Yolen

*Snow byUri Shulevitz with text and illustrations

Suddenly by Colin McNaughton Great for K or 1st to introduce predicting

Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow use title

*Tuesday by David Wiesner last page introduces pigs..what will happen when the pigs fly

*Wretched Stone by Chris van Allsburg

Questioning: provides opportunities for readers to ask questions – before, during and after reading


A Day’s Work by Eve Bunting

*Big Al by Andrew Clements

*Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie


*The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence P. Heide and J. D. Gilliland

*Dr. DeSoto by William Steig

Elizabeth by Claire Nivola

*Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

How Come? By Kathy Wollard

*How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting

*Hurricane by David Wiesner

*The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky

Little Mouse’s Painting by Diane Wolkstein

*May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk deRegniers

Newf by Marie Killiea

Night Noises by Mem Fox

*Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

The Potato Man by Megan McDonald

Solomon and the Rusty Nail by William Steig

Storm Boy by Paul Owen Lewis

*The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe

The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

*The Van Gogh Café by Cynthia Rylant

*The Wall by Eve Bunting

*The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

Why is the Sky Blue by Sally Grindley
Drawing Inferences:

A Bag Full of Pups by Dick Gackenbach

A Fairy Went A-Marketing by Rose Fyleman

Abby by Jeannette Franklin Caines

*Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

*Anna Banana and Me Erick Lenore Blegvad

Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray

*Big Al by Andrew Clements

*Boy Who Didn’t Believe in Spring by Lucille Clifton

Bull Run by Paul Fleschman

*Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie

*Corduroy by Don Freeman

*Dandelion by Eve Bunting

*Dateline: Troy by Paul Fleischman

*Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teque

Dreamcatcher by Audrey Osofsky

Duckat by Gaelyn Gordon

*Encounter by Jane Yolen

*Fables by Arnold Lobel

*George and Martha (series) by James Marshall

Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg

*Harry and the Terrible Whatzit by Dick Gackenbach

*Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox

The Hedgehog for Breakfast by Ann Tuner

*Hot Air Henry by Mary Calhoun


*How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting

I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit by Pamela

*In a Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

*In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau by Jon Agee

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

*Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

*Loop the Loop by Barbara Dugan

Lunch by Denise Fleming

*May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk deRegniers

*Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

The Mystery of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

No Moon, No Milk! by Chris Baccock

No Peas for Nellie by Chris L. Demarest

The Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown

*Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

*Once Upon Macdonald’s Farm by Stephen Gammell

Other Side by Jacquiline Woodson

*Owen by Kevin Henkes

*Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

*The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills

*Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg

Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti

*See the Ocean by Estelle Condra

*Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

*The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Spinky Sulks by William Steig

*The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Stepto

*Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

*Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg

*Swimmy by Leo Leonni

The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor

*Teammates by Peter Golenbock

*Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco


The Third Story Cat by Leslie Baker

This is the Key to the Kingdom by Diane Worfolk Allison

*Tight Times by Barbara Shook Hazen

*Time for Bed by Mem Fox

*The Wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg

*Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg

*June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner

Visualizing:

A Lucky Thing by Alice Schertly

*Abuela by Arthur Dorros

All the Small Poems by Valerie Worth

*Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant

At the Edge of the Forest by Jonathan London

Baby Whale's Journey by Jonathan London

*Barn Dance by Bill Martin and John Archambault

Big Pets by Lane Smith

Cabin Key by Gloria Rand

*Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Condor's Egg by Jonathan London

Could Be Worse! by James Stevenson

Country Road by Daniel San Souci

Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor

Dancing the Breeze by George Shannon write as poem

Dawn by Uri Schulevitz

Dream Weaver by Jonathan London

Festival in My Heart: Poems by Japanese Children Bruno Navasky, editor

*Fireflies! by Julie Brinkloe

*The Ghost-Eye Tree by Bill Martin and John Archambault

Glasses Who Needs 'Em? by Lane Smith

*Good Dog Carl (series) by Alexandra Day

*House on Mango Street-"Hairs" by Sandra Cisneros

Hurricane by Jonathan London

If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow

Into This Night We Are Rising by Jonathan London


I’m in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor

*Like Butter on Pancakes by Jonathan London

Little Frog's Song uses five senses

Lucky Thing by Alice Schertle

Meteor! by Patricia Polacco

Mouse's Birthday by Jane Yolen

*Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant

Nocturne by Jane Yolen

*Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Painted Words/Spoken Memories: Marianthe’s Story by Aliki

Puddles by Jonathan London

Sailboat Lost by Leanard Evertt Fisher

The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown

Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant

The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow

Shadow Ball: The History of the Negro Leagues by Geoffrey Ward, Ken Burns, & Jim

O'Connor



Toad by Ruth Brown

Train Song by Diane Siebert

Twilight Comes Twice by Ralph Fletcher

*Two Bad Ants byChris Van Allsburg uses five senses

Whale's Song by Dyan Sheldon

*When I Was Young In the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant uses five senses

*Wise Woman and Her Secret by Eve Merriam
Determining What’s Important in Text:

Airplanes and the Flying Machines by First Discovery Books

Flight by Robert Burleigh

*Magic Schoolbus Books by Joanna Cole

*The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons

Somewhere Today by Bert Kitchen

Spiders by Gail Gibbons

Water Dance by T. Locker

Water Voices by T. Speed
Schema/Background Knowledge:

A Beach Day by Douglas Florian


*A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams

*A Country Far Away by Nigel Gray

A River Dream by Allen Say

All the Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen

*Anna Banana and Me by Erik Lenore Belgvad

Bear and Mrs. Duck by Elizabeth Winthrop

Before I was Born by Harret Ziefert

Best Town in the World by Byrd Baylor

Country Road by Daniel San Souci

Dawn by Uri Schulevitz

Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold

Emma Bean by Jean Van Leeuwen

*Fireflies by Julie Brinkloe

*Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

*The Good-bye Book by Judith Viorst

The House on the Hill by Christin Couture

*Hurricane by David Wiesner

I Am Eyes by Leila Ward

I Know a Lady by Charlotte Zolotow

I Like to Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow

I Love You as Much by Laura Krauss Melmed

In the Middle of the Night by Kathy Hederson

*Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Wader

*Island Boy by Barbara Cooney

It’s a Good Thing There are Insects by Rookie Reader

Jafta’s Father by Hugh Lewin

*Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

*My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Jouston

Our Granny by Margaret Wild

*Owen by Kevin Henkes

*The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
Synthesis:

A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman


*Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett

Araminta’s Paintbox by Karen Ackerman

Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray


The Broody Hen by Olivier Dunrea

*The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Charles T. McBiddle by Andrew Glass

*Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie DePaola

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown

Don’t Tell the Whole World by Joanna Cole

For Every Child, a Better World by Louise Gikow

Freedom School, Yes! by Littlesugar & Cooper

Freedom Summer by D. Wiles

Goodbye House by Frank Asch

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

Learning About Unicorns by Laura Alden

*Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni

*The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

May the Magnificent by Dick Gackenbach

The Magic Fish by Freya Littledale

*Magic Schoolbus Books by Joanna Cole

The Maybe Gardens by Kimberly Burke-Weiner

*The Mitten by Jan Brett

My Mom Travels a Lot by Caroline Feller Bauer

*Nadia the Willful by Sue Alexander

No Moon, No Milk! by Chris Babcock

Other Side by J. Woodson

*Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

The Quicksand Book by Tomie DePaola

*The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

*Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats

*Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen

*The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe

Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

The Terrible Thing Thing That Happened at our House by Marge Blaine

*The Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett

*Under the Quilt of Night by Hopkinson & Ransome


*The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

When the Sun Rose by Barbara Berger

Wild, Wild Sunflower Child Anna by Nancy White Carlstrom

World Famous Muriel and the Magic Mystery by Sue Alexander
Monitoring Comprehension:

*Alexander Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

*Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin

*The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Keide

*Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

*Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger

*The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

*Magic Schoolbus Books by Joanna Cole

*Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Bill Martin

The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

*The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats
Phonemic Awareness Books:

Clickety Clack by Rob Spence

Cloud Cuckuu Land by Bernard Lodge

From Anne to Zach by Mary Jane Martin
Retelling/Summarizing:

Cordelia, Dance! by Sarah Stapler good for both

Help! big book good for retelling

McBungle's Jungle Adventure big book good for retelling

Royal Dinner big book great for sequencing

This Is No Place For Me good for retelling
Setting-Distinct Sense of Place:

All I See by Cynthia Rylant

*Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant

Arctic Memories by Normee Ekoomiak

Auction by Jan Andrews

Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray

Beach Before Breakfast by Maxine W. Kumin

Best Town in the World by Byrd Baylor

Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George

Chalk Doll by Charlotte Pomerantz


Contender by Robert Lipsyte

*Dakota Dugout by Ann Turner

Desert Is Theirs by Byrd Baylor

Fathers Playing Catch with Sons by Donald Hall

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

*From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

*Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

I Am the Ocean by Suzanna Marshak

In Coal Country by Judith Hendershot

In the Attic by Hiawyn Oram

Inside Turtle's Shell by Joanne Ryder

*Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

*Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

*Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

*My Little Island by Frane Lessac

*Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant

Night Ride by Bernie & Mati Karlin

No Star Nights by Anna Egan Smucker

On Call Back Mountain by Eve Bunting

Once There Was a Tree by N. Romanova

*Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Prarie Songs by Pam Conrad

*Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Sierra by Diane Siebert

*Snow White in New York by Fiona French

*Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

*Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams

*Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Tunnel by Anthony Browne

Up North at the Cabin by Marsha Wilson Chall

Up North in Winter by Deborah Hartley

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews

What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman

*When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker


Where the River Begins by Thomas Locker

Woodpile by Peter Parnall

*Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams

*Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

Yonder by Tony Johnston

Your Own Secret Place by Byrd Baylor
Tension/Conflict:

*Amos and Boris by William Steig Nature versus Person

*Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles Inner Conflict

Beast and the Halloween Horror by Patricia Reilly Giff Inner Conflict

Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater Person versus Person

*Brave Irene by William Steig Nature versus Person

*Call of the Wild by Jack London Person versus Person

*Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff Inner Conflict

*Castle in the Attic by E. Winthrop Inner Conflict

Collected Jack London Steven J. Kasdin, editor Nature versus Person, especially "To Build a Fire"

*Crowboy by Taro Yashima Person versus Person

*Dogsong by Gary Paulsen Nature versus Person

Everett Anderson's Nine Month Long by Lucille Clifton Inner Conflict

*Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya Inner Conflict

Fang by Caroline Feller Bauer Inner Conflict

Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher internal conflict

*Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Marjorie Sharmat Inner Conflict

*Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry Nature versus Person

*Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Nature versus Person

Hiroshima, No Pika by Toshi Maruki Person versus Person

I Want Mama by Marjorie Sharmat Inner Conflict, for young children


Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber Inner Conflict

*Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber Inner Conflict

*Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell Nature versus Person

*Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George Nature versus Person

*Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg Nature versus Person

Kaffir Boy Mark Mathabane Person versus Person

Lizard's Song by George Shannon Person versus Person

Miss Maggie by Cynthia Rylant Inner Conflict

Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Person versus Person, short story

My Mom Travels a Lot by Caroline Feller Bauer Inner Conflict

*My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George Nature versus Person

Naya Nuki - Girl Who Ran by K. Thomasma Person versus Person

*Nettie's Trip South by Ann Turner Inner Conflict

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat Nature versus Person

*Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Person versus Person

Old Henry by Joan W. Blos Person versus Person

*One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox Inner Conflict

*Other Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George Nature versus Person

*Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone a boy and his father clash over boy's job

Piggybook by Anthony Browne Person versus Person

Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad Nature versus Person

Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt Inner Conflict

*Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars Person versus Person

Tiger called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow Inner Conflict

*War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith Person versus Person

*We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen Nature versus Person


Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker Nature versus Person

Window by Jeannie Baker Nature versus Person

Woman Who Fulmmoxed the Fairies by Heather Forrest Person versus Person

*Woodsong by Gary Paulsen Nature versus Person
Models for Writing: includes comparison and contrast, letter writing, diaries or journals, story starters, patterns to build successful writing experiences expository writing, biographies

Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home by Schim Schimmel

Fortunately by Remy Charlips

*Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

Nightgown of the Sullen Moon by Nancy Willard

*Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen

*The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

*The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

*The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo

*The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

A Weave of Words by Robert San Souci (the value of knowing how to read and write)

Winter Barn by Peter Parnall

You Have to Write by Janet S. Wong (about kids who think they don’t have good ideas)
Seesaw Books:

*Blue and the Gray by Eve Bunting

I Like To Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow little versus grown up

My Moms Travels A Lot by Caroline Feller Bauer

Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow
Voice:

for younger readers



*Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Early Morning in the Barn by Nancy Tafuri

Egg to Chick by Millicent E. Selsam

Farm Alphabet by Jane Miller

*House Is A House For Me by Mary Ann Hoberman


In My Garden by Ermanno Cristini & Luigi Puricelli

In the Woods by Ermanno Cristini & Luigi Puricelli

My Five Senses by Aliki

Snake Is Totally Tail by Judi Barrett

Spider In Its Web by Ermanno Cristini & Luigi Puricelli

*Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

*Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

for upper grades



All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum especially pages 13-16

Anniranni and Mollymishi by C. Drew Lamm

Autumn Street by Lois Lowry

Boy by Roald Dahl

But I'll Be Back Again by Cynthia Rylant

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor

*Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes especially "Mother to Sun"

*Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney wonderful biography written with vocabulary and swing-like rhythm

Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter

Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De Veaux

Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor

*Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Friend by John Burningham

*Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Marjorie Sharmat

Goodbye Geese by Nancy Carlstrom

Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield poetry

I Am the Ocean by Suzanna Marshak

I'll Fix Anthony by Judith Viorst

*Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

*Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault


Little Little by M. E. Kerr

Love Medicine by Louise Edrich

My Special Best Words by John Steptoe

*Night by Elie Wiesel

Old Dog by Charlotte Zolotow

On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier

*Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume

*Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone

*Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

So Much to Tell You by John Marsden

Soda Jerk by Cynthia Rylant poetry

*Someday by Charlotte Zolotow

*Stevie by John Steptoe

*Taste of Blackberries by Doris B. Smith

*That Was Then, This Is Now by S. E. Hinton

*Tight Times by Barbara Shook Hazen

*True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

*When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

*White Dynamite and the Curly Kid by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

Metacognition:

The Animal by Lorna Balian

*And Still the Turtle Watched by Sheila MacGill-Callahan

*Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

The Birthday Thing by SuAnn and Kevn Kiser

*Charlie Anderson by Barbara Ambercrombie

*The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide

Diana, Maybe by Crescent Dragonwagon

*Elijah’s Angel by Michael J. Rosen

*Encounter by Jane Yolen

*Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

*Home Place by Crescent Dragonwagon

The Hinter and His Dog by Brian Wildsmith

*Hurricane by David Wiesner

Just Like Max by Ken Ackerman

My Grandmother’s Journey by John Cech


*My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston

Newf by Marie Killilea

Prince William by Gloria Rand

Regina’s Big Mistake by Marissa Moss

Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti

Sachiko Means Happiness by Kimiko Sakai

Secrets of a Small Brother by Richard Mrgolis

Somewhere Today by Bert Kitchen

Tales of a Gambling Grandma by Dayal K. Khalsa

*Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Beginning-Middle-End:


*Duffy and the Devil by H. Zemach & M. Zemach

*Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe

*Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks

*Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg

*Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Little Red Riding Hood by T. S. Hyman

*Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag

Pied Piper of Hamelin byMercer Mayer/Robert Holden

*Rapunzel by B. Rogasky/Zelinsky/Paul Grimm/Jacob

Sixteen Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults

*Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrice Potter

Treasure by U. Schulevitz

*Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson

*Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Dialogue:


Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor

*Going Home by Eve Bunting

I Like To Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow

Leads-Strong:


*All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

*Babushka Baba-Yaga by Patricia Polacco

Bat Poet byRandall Jarrell

Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz

Beasty Story by Bill Martin, Jr. scary


Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco starts with dialogue

*Bigmama's by Donald Crews someone asking a question

But I'll Be Back Again by Cynthia Rylant

Cabin Key by Gloria Rand

*Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie introduces characters and setting

Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters reminds you of another book

Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor

Cross-Country Cat by Mary Calhoun makes you want to read it

*Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe

*Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka

Ghosts Hour, Spooks Hour by Eve Bunting

*Going Home by Eve Bunting someone talking

Granpa by John Burningham

*How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting

I Can Hear the Sun by Patricia Polacco

I Know A Lady by Charlotte Zolotow

I Know an Old Lady by G. Brian Karas funny

I Like To Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow

*Imogene's Antlers by David Small catches the reader's attention

Iron Man by Ted Hughes

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Janet Ahlberg

*James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

*Just a Dream by Chris van Allsburg

Liliana's Grandmothers by Leyla Torres

*Louis the Fish by Arthur Yorinks

*Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney

Meteor! by Patricia Polacco

*Million Fish... More or Less by Patricia C. McKissack picture the story in your mind

*Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg

Mr. Grigg's Work by Cynthia Rylant

*The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant


*Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan in the chapters, example, "The dogs loved her first."

Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow

Shreck! by William Steig

Sitti's Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye

*Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

*Tar Beach by Faith Ringold

This Quiet Lady by Charlotte Zolotow

Thundercake by Patricia Polacco Has setting, characters & descriptive language

Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow

*To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda introduces rhyme

Tree of Birds by Susan Meddaugh helps you predict

*Tree of Cranes by Allen Say

*Tuesday by David Wiesner

*We Are Best Friends by Aliki reminds you of something personal

*Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting Very matter of fact "I like surprises."

*Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne

*Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull

*June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner
Endings-Strong:

8 Plus 1 Stories by Robert Cormier poignant ending

Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris van Allsburg surprise ending

Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz surprise ending

Beach Feet by Lynn Reiser

Best Friends by Lee Bennet Hopkins, editor

"Poem" by Langston Hughes



Big Book for Peace by Ann Durrell

Bob and Shirley by Harriet Ziefert circular ending

*Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson poignant ending

Children We Remember by Chana Byers Abells poignant ending, deals with the holocaust


Dear Daddy by Phillipe Dupasquier poignant ending

Earthlets by Jeanne Willis surprise ending

Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant poignant ending, especially "Slower than the Rest"

*Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya poignant ending

Father Like That by Charlotte Zolotow poignant ending

*Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

*Flossie and the Fox by Patricia C. McKissack surprise ending

*Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes circular ending

*Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka surprise ending

Gift of the Magi by O. Henry many of O. Henry's short stories have surprise endings

*Going Home by Eve Bunting very visual words

Gorilla by Anthony Browne poignant ending

*Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger circular ending

Granpa by John Burningham ambiguous ending

Hare's Choice by Dennis Hamley poignant ending

*Hobbit by J. R. Tolkien circular ending

I Know a Lady by Charlotte Zolotow

I Like to be Little by Charlotte Zolotow

*If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura J. Numeroff circular ending

In the Attic by Hiawyn Oram surprise ending

*Journey by Patricia MacLachlan circular ending

Just Like Daddy by Frank Asch surprise ending for young children

Just Like Everyone Else by Karla Kuskin surprise ending

*Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco poignant ending

*Louis the Fish by Arthur Yorinks circular ending

*Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg

Mouse's Birthday by Jane Yolen

*On My Honor by M. D. Bauer poignant ending


*Paperboy by Dav Pilkey

*Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant circular ending

Ring and the Window Seat by Amy Hest poignant ending

*Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr poignant ending

Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow

*Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka

Super Dooper Jezebel by Tony Ross surprise ending

*Throwing Shadows by E. L. Konigsburg poignant ending, short stories

*Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg circular ending

*Two of Them by Aliki poignant ending

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews circular ending

*Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting surprise ending

Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker ambiguous ending

*Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox poignant ending

*William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow poignant ending

Winter Place by Ruth Yaffe Radin circular ending

Worn Path by Eudora Welty short story with ambiguous ending

*Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle circular ending

*Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston poignant ending
Point of View:

Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz

Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

Catching the Wind by Joanne Ryder

*Cinderella’s Rat by Susan Meddaugh

Cow by Malachy Doyle

*Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teque

Emily by Michael Bedard story of Emily Dickinson

Jaguar in the Rain Forest by Joanne Ryder

*More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby story of Booker T. Washington


*Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume

Picnic by Ruth Brown story told from animals point of view

Playing Right Field by Willy Welch

*Shoebag by Mary James

*Somebody and the Three Blairs by Tolhurst people are victims

*True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

*Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

Voices in the Park by Anthony Brown

Characters-Strong, Descriptive


8 Plus 1 Stories by Robert Cormier especially "The Mustache"

A Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow character's inner life

*Amos and Boris by William Steig

An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De Veaux

Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson

Autumn Street by Lois Lowry

*Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

*Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe

*Call of the Wild by Jack London

*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Cordelia, Dance! by Sarah Stapler

*Crow Boy by Taro Yashima

Diana, Maybe by Crescent Dragonwagon

*Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt

Emily by Michael Bedard story of Emily Dickinson

*Fig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

Ghost Eye by Marion Dane Bauer

Go Ask Alice by anonymous

Goodnight, Mr. Tom by Michelle Margorian

Granpa by John Burningham

*Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson


Great Notion by Ken Kesey

Hey World Here I Am by Jean Little

*Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks

Home Before Dark by Sue Ellen Bridgers

*Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

How Does It Feel to Be Old? By Norma Farber

I Know a Lady by Charlotte Zolotow

Ironweed by William Kennedy

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

*Louis the Fish by Arthur Yorinks

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

*Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

*Matilda by Roald Dahl

Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

*Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

*Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

*More Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron

*More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby story of Booker T. Washington

Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

Mr. Grigg's Work by Cynthia Rylant

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

My Mother's House, My Father's House by C. B. Christiansen

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

*Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

*Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary

Rosalie by Joan Hewett

for older readers - middle schools and high schools have these books



*Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron

Super Dooper Jezebel by Tony Ross

Tales of a Gambling Grandma by Dayal Kaur Khalsa

*Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold character's inner life

*The Barn by Avi good descriptions of characters

*The Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman

*The Two of Them by Aliki


*Through Grandpa's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

*Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

*Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman

*White Fang by Jack London

*William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow

Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
Imagery:

*Back Home by Gloria Jean Pinkney

Bingleman's Midway by Karen Ackerman

Borning Room by Paul Fleischman

Brave Irene by William Steig

*Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Could Be Worse! by James Stevenson

Guess Who My Favorite Person Is? by Byrd Baylor

If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow

Little Frog's Song by Alice Schertle uses five senses

Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney

*More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby story of Booker T. Washington

*Night In the Country by Cynthia Rylant

*Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

Rain Came Down by David Shannon

Seashore Book by Cynthia Rylant

*Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman

*Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg uses five senses

Whale's Song by Dyan Sheldon

*When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant uses five senses

Winter Walk by Lynne Barasch

*Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams

*June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner
Books About Words:

Book of Puzzlements: Play & Invention with Language by Herbert Kohl


Cache of Jewels (And Other Collective Nouns) by Ruth Heller

Donavan's Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross

First Thesaurus by Harriet Wittels & Joan Greisman

Get Thee to a Punnery by Richard Lederer

King Who Rained by Fred Gwynne

Kites Sail High (A Book About Verbs) by Ruth Heller

Little Pigeon Toad by Fred Gwynne

Many Luscious Lolli-pops (A Book About Adjectives) by Ruth Heller

Merry Go Round (A Book About Nouns) by Ruth Heller

Miracle of Language by Richard Lederer

*Miss Alaineus by Debra Frasier

Morris Dictionary of Words and Phrase Origins by William & Mary Morris

Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words by Josefa H. Byrne

Play of Words: Fun & Games for Language Lovers by Richard Lederer

Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary

Words by Paul Dickson

Wordstruck by Robert McNeil
Poetry:

All That Sunlight by Charlotte Zolotow

All the Small Poems by Valerie Worth

The Bookworm’s Feast: A Potluck of Poems by J. Patrick Lewis

Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky by Georgia Heard

Festival in My Heart: Poems by Japanese Children edited by Bruno Navesky

Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color by Mary O’Neill

I Found Them in the Yellow Pages by Norma Farber

In a Spring Garden by Richard Lewis

In Cricket Songs by Harry Behn

Near the Window Tree: Poems and Notes by Karla Kushin

Never Take a Pig to Lunch and Other Poems About the Fun of Eating by Nadine B.Westcott


Something Permanent by Cynthia Rylant
Oral Language: includes choices for modeling, dramatization, musical interpretation, reader’s theater, “wordless” books

A Boy, A Dog, and a Frog by Mercer Mayer

All the Small Poems by Valerie Worth poetry

The Alphabet in Nature by Judy Feldman


All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen

American Childhood by Annie Dillard

*Amos and Boris by William Steig

Anniranni and Mollymishi by C. Drew Lamm

Any Kind of Dog by Lynn Reiser

Beloved by Toni Morrison

*BFG by Roald Dahl

Big Pets by Lane Smith strong verbs and adjectives

Bingleman's Midway by Karen Ackerman descriptive words

Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

Borning Room by Paul Fleischman

*Brave Irene by William Steig

*Butterfly by Patricia Polacco

Ceremony by Leslie M. Silko

*Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

Could Be Worse! by James Stevenson adjectives - descriptive words

Death in the Family by James Agee

*Do You Want to be My Friend? by Eric Carle


*Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins repeating lines

Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor adjectives

Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round by Terri Sloat strong words

Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe

From Mother To Son by Langston Hughes poem in Dream Keeper


Gifts by JoEllen Bogart

*The Ghost-Eye Tree by Bill Martin, Jr.

Goodbye Geese by Nancy White Carlstrom

Grandpa Loved by Josephine Nobisso

*Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Guess Who My Favorite Person Is by Byrd Baylor

*Henny Penny by H. Werner Zimmerman

Hey World Here I Am by Jean Little especially "Clothes" and "Oranges"

Hist Wist by e. e. cummings poetry

Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield poetry

*House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman

Housekeeping by Mariylnne Robinson

I Am the Ocean by Suzanna Marshak

*I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor

If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow descriptive

Ironweed by William Kennedy

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll poetry

Jewels by Belinda Rochelle

*John Henry by Julius Lester

*Joyful Noise, Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman poetry

*Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin, Jr.

Little Frog's Song by Alice Schertle strong words

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Many Winters by Nancy Wood poetry

Mohave by Diane Siebert

Money by Martin Amis

*Monster Mama by Liz Rosenburg lots of descriptive words

*More More More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams

*More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby descriptive words, story of Booker T. Washington

Mother Goose’s Words of Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Months by Ted Arnold

Mouse's Birthday by Jane Yolen repetition


*Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco

My Special Best Words by John Steptoe

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

Old Dog by Charlotte Zolotow descriptive words

*Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Place My Words Are Looking For by Paul B. Janeczko, editor poetry

Pocket Poems Paul B. Janeczko, editor poetry

*Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg good verbs and adjectives

*Potluck by Anne Shelby alliteration

*Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood similes; each page compares an emotion of personal characteristic with an animal

Rondo in C by Paul Fleishman poetry

Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow similes, strong verbs

Secrets of a Small Brother by Richard Margolis poetry

Shapes in Nature by Judy Feldman

Shrek! by William Steig

Sierra by Diane Siebert

Soda Jerk by Cynthia Rylant poetry

Stina by Lena Anderson

Taking the Ferry Home by Pam Conrad

*Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

This Quiet Lady by Charlotte Zolotow repetition

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Tim Arnold

*Time For Bed by Mem Fox repeating lines, breaks pattern at the end, rhymes

Toad by Ruth Brown strong verbs

Train Song by Diane Siebert

*Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Twilight Comes Twice by Ralph Fletcher strong verbs

Twinkle, Twinkle: An Animal Lover’s Mother Goose by Bobbi Fabian

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews

Whale's Song by Dyan Sheldon uses comparisons

*When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant repetition, strong verbs


When Light Turns Into Dark by Crescent Dragonwagon

When You Were Born by Debra Frasier

Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

Woodpile by Peter Parnall

Would They Love a Lion? By Kady MacDonald Denton

The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

*June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner alliteration

FCRTA thanks the following for their contributions:

Judy Santucci, Gail Empey, Debra Logan, Suzanne Cuda, Amy Greene, Jennifer Orr





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