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Volunteers: Thank you for all of your assistance! Parents, if you are interested in volunteering in the library, please email me at: Ruth_Burman@wayland.k12.ma.us. Email is the best way to reach me. BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN FOR LINKS TO MANY USEFUL RESOURCES. What is Information Literacy? The information-literate student can: *Recognize the need for information *Identify and locate appropriate information sources *Access information contained in those sources *Evaluate the quality of information obtained *Organize the information *Use the information effectively (Doyle, 1992) Example of a research method: http://big6.com/ Suggested Reading - Please see the Suggested Reading Lists pages on this web site for more suggested reading for students. National Education Association's Top 100 books 1. Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling 2. Goosebumps (series) by R. L. Stine 3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss 5. Arthur (series) by Marc Brown 6. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White 7. Shiloh (trilogy) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 9. Holes by Louis Sachar 10. The Giver by Lois Lowry 11. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis 12. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series) by Judy Blume 13. Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar 14. The BFG by Roald Dahl 15. The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner 16. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss 17. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (series) by Beverly Cleary 18. Pokemon (series) by Tracey West, Maria S. Barbo 19. The Babysitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin 20. Ralph S. Mouse (series) by Beverly Cleary 21. Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder 22. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein 23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 24. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 25. Clifford the Big Red Dog (series) by Norman Bridwell 26. Stuart Little by E. B. White 27. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 28. The Adventures of Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey 29. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 30. The Berenstain Bears (series) by Jan and Stan Berenstain 31. Animorphs (series) by K. A. Applegate 32. The Witches by Roald Dahl 33. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene 34. The Hobbit (series) by J. R. R. Tolkien 35. American Girls (series) by Susan Adler, Valerie Tripp, Connie Porter, Janet Shaw, et al 36. Matilda by Roald Dahl 37. The Call of the Wild by Jack London 38. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss 39. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 40. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 41. Junie B. Jones (series) by Barbara Park 42. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner 43. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein 44. A Wrinkle in Time (series) by Madeleine L'Engle 45. Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen 46. Amber Brown (series) by Paula Danziger 47. The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds 48. Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley (Mankind) 49. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 50. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton 51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein 52. Chicken Soup for the Soul (series) by various authors 53. Curious George (series) by Margret and Hans Augusto Rey 54. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon (series) by Mike Thaler 55. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff 56. The Bailey School Kids (series) by Debbie Dadey, et al 57. The Hardy Boys (series) by Franklin W. Dixon 58. The Mitten by Jan Brett 59. Amelia Bedelia (series) by Peggy Parish 60. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien 61. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 62. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 63. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater 64. The River by Gary Paulsen 65. Magic Tree House (series) by Mary Pope Osborne 66. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka 67. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 68. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss 69. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne 70. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt 71. Redwall by Brian Jacques 72. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson 73. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 74. Wringer by Jerry Spinelli 75. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 76. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary 77. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls 78. Sweet Valley High (series) by Francine Pascal 79. The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley (series) by Judy Katschke, Cathy Dobowski, Lisa Eisenberg, Nancy E. Krulik, Nina Alexander, Frances Lin Lantz, et al 80. Garfield (series) by Jim Davis 81. Magic School Bus (series) by Joanna Cole 82. Math Curse by John Scieszka 83. White Fang by Jack London 84. I Spy (series) by Walter Wick, Jean Marzollo, Diana Noonan, et al 85. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch 86. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George 87. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White 88. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 89. Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft and Spacecraft (series) by Lee J. Ames 90. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 91. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 92. The Rock Says by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) 93. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel 94. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 95. All About Sam by Lois Lowry 96. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 97. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 98. Hank the Cow Dog (series) by John R. Erickson 99. Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini 100. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan Children's Picture Book Database - http://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/ Children's Literature Booklist - http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/booklists/children_booklists.html The Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/index.html The Library of Congress online catalog http://catalog.loc.gov/