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Suggested Reading, Grades K-2


Bunting, Eve.
Hamilton, Virginia.
McCauley, David.
McKissack, Patricia.
Peet, Bill.
Pinkney, Brian. 
 Pinkney, Jerry.
Polaco, Patricia.
Ringgold, Faith.
Sans Souci, Robert.
Say, Allen.
Scieszka, Jon. 
 Steig, William.
Van Allsburg, Chris.
Williams, Vera.
Wisniewski, Daivd.
Zelinsky, Paul.


Madeline / Ludwig Bemelmans
The Mitten / Jan Brett
The Snowman / Raymond Briggs
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel / Virginia Burton
Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse / Kevin Henkes
The Snowy Day / Ezra Keats
Make Way for Ducklings / Robert McCloskey
George and Martha / series by James Marshall
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Bill Martin & Lois Ehlert
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie / Laura Numeroff
The Tale of Peter Rabbit / Beatrix Potter
Curious George / series by H.A. Rey
Henry and Mudge / series by Cynthia Rylant
Where the Wild Things Are / Maurice Sendak
The Cat in the Hat / Dr. Seuss
The Napping House /Audrey Wood
Owl Moon / Jane Yolen

Aesop’s Fables / Aesop Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales / Hans Christian Andersen Freckle Juice / Judy Blume Help! I’m a Prisoner in the Library / Eth Clifford From Sea to Shining Sea / edited by Amy Cohn Amber Brown / series by Paula Danzinger Sing a Song of Popcorn / Beatrice de Regniers The Hundred Dresses / Eleanor Estes My Father’s Dragon / trilogy by Ruth Stiles Gannett The People Could Fly / Virginia Hamilton The Way Things Work / David Macaulay Winnie the Pooh / A. A. Milne The New Kid on the Block / Jack Prelutsky The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Barbara Robinson Where the Sidewalk Ends / Shel Silverstein The Polar Express / Chris Van Allsburg K & 1 Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline Berenstain, Jan and Stan The Berenstain Bears Brett, Jan The Gingerbread Baby Brown, Marc Arthur series Burton, Virginia Lee Mike Mulligan Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cole, Joanna Bully Trouble Conrad, Pam The Tub People Crews, Donald School Bus DeBrunhoff, Jean de Babar series DePaola, Tomie Strega Nona Flack, Margery Ping Fleming, Denise In the Small Pond Freeman, Donald Cordurory Galdone, Paul The Three Bears Gibbons, Gail Frogs (and other non-fiction) Henkes, Kevin Lily's Purple Plastic Purse Hoban, Russell Bread and Jam for Frances Hoff, Syd Danny and the Dinosaur Hopkins, Lee Bennett More Surprises Hughes, Shirley Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day Kellogg, Steven The Mysterious Tadpole Kimmel, Eric Anansi and the Talking Melon Lionni, Leo Swimmy Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad series Marshall, James The Three Little Pigs Mayer, Mercer There's a Nightmare in My Closet McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings Minarik, Else Little Bear series Neitzel, Shirley Jacket I'll Wear in the Snow Numeroff, Laura If a Mouse Eats a Cookie Payne, Emmy Katy No Pocket Pfister, Marcus The Rainbow Fish Piper, Water Little Engine That Could Potter, Beatrix Peter Rabbit Rice, Eve Sam Who Never Forgets Rockwell, Anne The Toolbox Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge series Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great series Slobodkin, Esphyr Caps for Sale Van Leeuwen More Tales of Amanda Pig Waber, BernardBemelmans Ira Says Goodbye Wells, Rosemary Bunny Money Ziefert, Harriet A Dozen Dogs Zion, Gene Harry by the Sea LEVELS Adler, David Cam Jansen Series Mystery Intermediate Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper’s Penguins Fantasy Intermediate Brown, Mark Arthur Chapter Books Fantasy Easier Bunting, Eve Sunflower House Realistic Fiction Easier Cameron, Ann Julian, Huey series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Cherry, Lynn The River Ran Wild Realistic Fiction Intermediate Christopher, Matt Top Wing Realistic Fiction Intermediate Cleary, Beverly Ramona the Brave Realistic Fiction Intermediate Conford, Ellen Jenny Archer series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Dadey, Debbie Baily School Kids Realistic Fiction Easier Danziger, Paula Amber Brown series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Delton, Judy Pee Wee Scouts series Realistic Intermediate Dorros, Arthur Animal Tracks Informational Duffey, Betsy Hey, Kid! Realistic Fiction Intermediate Giff, Patricia Reilly Polk Street School Realistic Fiction Intermediate Haywood, Carolyn Betsy and Eddie series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Hest, Amy The Purple Coat Picture Book Intermediate Howe, James Pinky and Rex series Fantasy Easier Hughes, Dean Angel Park Sports Realistic Fiction Intermediate Kellogg, Steven Best Friends Picture Book Easier King-Smith, Dick Sophie series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Kline, Suzy Herbie Jones, Mary Marony, etc. Realistic Fiction Intermediate Leverich, Kathleen Best Enemies Realistic Fiction Intermediate Lovelace, Maud Hart Betsy and Tacy Series Realistic Fiction Intermediate MacDonald, Betty Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Fantasy Advanced Mahy, Margaret The Good Fortunes Gang Realistic Fiction Intermediate McKissack, Patricia Mirandy and Brother Wind Picture Book Easier Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Tree House Series Fantasy Intermediate Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia series Humorous Easier Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Peet, Bill The Whingdingdilly Picture Book Easier Petersen, John The Littles Fantasy Intermediate Polacco, Patricia The Keeping Quilt Picture Book Intermediate Polacco, Patricia Thank you, Mr. Falker Picture Book Intermediate Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter and Tabby series Beginning Reader Easier Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Beginning Reader Easier Smith, Janice Lee Adam Joshua series Realistic Fiction Intermediate Steig, William Doctor DeSoto Picture Book Intermediate Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express Picture Book Intermediate Warner, Gertrude Chandler Boxcar Children Realistic Fiction Intermediate Williams, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit Picture Book Intermediate Williams, Vera A Chair for My Mother Picture Book Easier Once Upon America SERIES: Step into Reading Series Stepping Stones First Chapter Books Let’s Read and Find Out Magic School Bus Nature’s Children(animal series) New True Books CHAPTER BOOKS TO READ ALOUD Ahlberg, Janet. The Bear Nobody Wanted. Banks, Lynn Reid. The Indian in the Cupboard. Banks, Lynn Reid. I, Houdini. Blume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Blume, Judy. Fudge & sequels. Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells. Cameron, Ann. Gloria Rising. Many others. Carey, Peter. The Big Bazoohley. Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse. Cleary, Beverly. Ramona & Beezus. Cleary, Beverly. Henry Huggins. Many others. Cohen, Barbara. Molly's Pilgrim. Dahl, Roald. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach. Dahl, Roald. The BFG. Dahl, Roald. Fantastic Mr. Fox. Dalgliesh, Alice. The Courage of Sarah Noble. Estes, Eleanor. The Hundred Dresses. Gannet, Ruth Stiles. My Father's Dragon & sequels. Haddad, Charles. Meet Calliope Day. Hill, Kirkpatrick. The Year of Miss Agnes. Howe, Deborah. Bunnicula. Hurwitz, Johanna. Busybody Nora. King-Smith, Dick. Pigs Might Fly. Lady Lollipop. King-Smith, Dick. The School Mouse. King-Smith, Dick. The Merman. Many others. Kipling, Rudyard. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Lawson, Robert. Ben and Me. Lester, Julius, retel. The Tales of Uncle Remus. MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall. Napoli, Donna Jo. Prince of the Pond. Nesbit, E. Melisande. Many others. Norton, Mary. The Borrowers. Pinkwater, Daniel. Fat Men From Space. Selden George. The Cricket in Times Square. Smith, Janice Lee. Kid Next Door & Other Headaches. Steig, William. Abel's Island. Dominic. Taylor, Sydney. All of a Kind Family & sequels. White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. White, E.B. Stuart Little. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House in the Big Woods. Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic. EMERGING READERS For Beginning Readers: Adler, David. the Cam Jansen series. Berenstain, S. the Berenstain Bears series. Baker, Barbara. Digby and Kate. Brown, Marc. the Arthur series. Byars, Betsy. My Brother Ant. Ant Plays Bear. The Golly Sisters Ride Again. Cazet, Denys. the Minnie and Moo series. Cole, Joanna. Gator Girls, others. deBrunhoff, Jean-Laurent. the Babar series. Hoban, Russell. the Frances series. Hoff, Syd. Danny and the Dinosaur, many others Karlin, Nurit. The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat. Komaiko, Leah. Annie Bananie series. Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad series, others. Marshall, Edward. Fox series. Marhsall, James. George and Martha series. Miller, Sarah S. Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat. Minarik, Else H. Little Bear series. Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia series. Rey, H. A. Curious George. Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge series. Mr. Putter and Tabby series. Sharmat, Marjorie. Nate the Great series. Van Leeuwen, Jean. Oliver Pig and Amanda Pig series. Wiseman, Bernard. Morris and Boris series. EARLY CHAPTER BOOKS FOR MORE PROFICIENT READERS: Belton, Sandra. Ernestine and Amanda series Calmenson, Stephanie and Joanna Cole. Rockin' Reptiles Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells series Christopher, Matt. hundreds of titles about sports Conford, Ellen. A Case for Jenny Archer Dixon, Franklin. Frank and Joe Hardy -- The Clues Brothers series Erikson, Russell. A Toad for Tuesday. Estes, Eleanor. The Hundred Dresses. Gannett, Ruth Stiles. My Father's Dragon trilogy Giff, Patricia Reilly. Kids of Polk Street School series Haddad, Charles. Meet Calliope Day. Howe, James. Pinky and Rexseries Keene, Carolyn M. Nancy Drew Notebooks series Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry series Krensky, Stephen. Marc Brown Arthur series (chapter books) Krensky, Stephen. Lionel and Louise, Louise Takes Charge Landon, Lucinda. Meg MacIntosh mystery series LeGuin, Ursula K. Catwings series MacDonald, Betty. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series Osborne, Mary P. Magic Tree House series Parks, Barbara. Junie B. Jones series. Peterson, John. The Littles. Pilkey, Dav. Captain Underpants series. Pinkwater, Daniel. Fat Men From Space Wallpaper from Space Mush, A Dog from Space Scieszka, John. The Time Warp Trio series Spinelli, Jerry. Tooter Pepperday Warren, Gertrude C. The Boxcar Children series GREAT BOOKS FOR FIRST GRADERS Adventure Stories Christian, Mary Go West, Swamp Monsters. Dubowski, Cathy East Pirate School. Farber, Erica Ooey Gooey. Hoban, Julia Quick Chick. Hoban, Lillian Arthur's Camp-Out. Koontz, Robin Chicago and the Cat: The Camping Trip. Laurence, Daniel Captain and Matey Set Sail. O'Connor, Jane Molly the Brave and Me. Watson, Jane Tanya and the Geese. Family Stories Anderson, Peggy To the Tub. Black, Sonia Hanging Out with Mom. Bottner, Barbara Marsha Makes Me Sick. Chorao, Kay Ups and Downs with Oink and Pearl. Guilfoile, Elizabeth Nobody Listens to Andrew. Himmelman, John The Clover County Carrot Contest. Hooks, William H. Mr. Big Brother. Lewis, Rob Too Much Trouble for Grandpa. Lewis, Thomas Frida's Office Day. Minarik, Else No Fighting, No Biting. O'Connor, Jane Splat! Sharmat, Marjorie Mooch the Messy. Slater, Teddy N-O Spells No! Sweeney, Jacqueline Just Call Me J.P. Udry, Janice May Thump and Plunk. Van Leeuwen, Jean Oliver and Amanda's Halloween. Folk & Fairy Tales Cohen, Caron Lee Digger Pig and the Turnip. Cole, Joanna Bony-Legs. Lexau, Joan Crocodile and Hen. Lobel, Anita The Straw Maid. McDermott, Gerald The Fox and the Stork. McLenighan, Valjean Know When to Stop. Miles, Betty Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Orgel, Doris Next Time I Will. Tarcov, Edith The Frog Prince. Tchin Rabbit's Wish for Snow: A Native American Legend. Wheeler, Cindy The Emperor's Birthday Suit. Ziefert, Harriet Little Red Riding Hood. Friend Stories Cocca-Leffler, Maryann Ice-Cold Birthday. Cole, Joanna The Missing Tooth. De Paola, Tomie Kit and Kat. Dewey, Ariane Splash! Glass, Julie A Dollar for Penny. Godwin, Laura Happy and Honey. Gold, Porter Who's There? Guest, Elissa Haden Iris and Walter. Holub, Joan Pajama Party. Hood, Susan Scaredy-Cat Sleepover. Jewell, Nancy Two Silly Trolls. Krensky, Stephen Lionel and Louise. Kwitz, Mary D. Little Chick's Friend Duckling. Little, Jean Emma's Magic Winter. Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad are Friends. Luttrell, Ida The Bear Next Door. Mayer, Mercer Little Critter's Staying Overnight. McDonald, Megan Beezy. McPhail, David M. A Bug, A Bear, and a Boy. Novak, Matt Newt. Peters, Lisa Westberg The Hayloft. Pilkey, Dav A Friend for Dragon. Robins, J.M. Addie Meets Max. Ross, Pat M & M and the Halloween Monster. Thaler, Mike Come and Play, Hippo. Van Leeuwen, Jean Oliver and Albert, Friends Forever. Vaughan, Marcia K. The Lemonade Stand. Funny Stories Brenner, Barbara Too Many Mice. Brownrigg, Sheri Best Friends Wear Pink Tutus. Cole, Joanne The Clown-Arounds go on Vacation. Daniel, Claire The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch. Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother? Jewell, Nancy Silly Times with Two Silly Trolls. Karlin, Murit The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat. Lopshire, Robert I Want to Be Somebody New! Macdonald, Maryann Rabbit's Birthday Kite. Marshall, James Fox Outfoxed. McPhail, David M. The Day the Dog Said, "Cock-a-Doodle Doo!" Most, Bernard The Very Boastful Kangaroo. Palmer, Helen A Fish Out of Water. Preller, James Hiccups for Elephant. Quackenbush, Robert M. Henry's Awful Mistake. Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham. Silverman, Martin My Tooth is Loose! Smith, Mary Orla's Upside-Down Day. Spirn, Michele A Know-Nothing Birthday. Wilmer, Diane Nuts About Nuts. Wiseman, Bernard Morris the Moose. Ghost & Scary Stories Ahlberg, Allan Dinosaur Dreams. Benchley, Nathaniel A Ghost Named Fred. Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenswine. Dodds, Dayle Ann Ghost and Pete. Eaton, Deborah Monster Songs. Maitland, Barbara The Bookstore Ghost. Ruelle, Karen Gray Spookier than a Ghost. Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark. Schwartz, Alvin In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories. Stamper, Judith Bauer Five Creepy Creatures. Wigand, Molly Aaahh! School Lunch. Ziefert, Harriet The Teeny-Tiny Woman. Historical Fiction Antle, Nancy Sam's Wild West Show. Benchley, Nathaniel Small Wolf. Boegehold, Betty A Horse Called Starfire. Brenner, Barbara Wagon Wheels. Bulla, Clyde Robert Daniel's Duck. Byars, Betsy Cromer The Golly Sisters Go West. Coerr, Eleanor Chang's Paper Pony. Coerr, Eleanor The Josefina Story Quilt. Monjo, F. N. The Drinking Gourd. Rappaport, Doreen The Boston Coffee Party. Sandin, Joan The Long Way Westward. Walker, Sally The 18 Penny Goose. Magic & Mythical Creatures Albee, Sarah The Dragon's Scales. Asch, Frank Milk and Cookies. Bridwell, Norman A Tiny Family. Cole, Joanna Mixed-Up Magic. Hillert, Margaret Let's Go, Dear Dragon. Holub, Joan Abby Cadabra, Super Speller. Low, Alice Zena and the Witch Circus. Madsen, Ross Martin Perrywinkle's Magic Match. Pickett, Anola Old Enough for Magic. Smith, Janice Lee Wizard and Wart in Trouble. Thomas, Shelley Moore Good Night, Good Knight. Mysteries Adler, David My Dog and the Green Sock Mystery. Ahlberg, Allan Mystery Tour. Allen, Laura Rollo and Tweedy and the Ghost at Dougal Castle. Benchley, Nathaniel The Strange Disappearance of Arthur Cluck. Bonsall, Crosby Newell The Case of the Double Cross. Cushman, Doug Inspector Hopper. Dussling, Jennifer The Bunny Slipper Mystery. Hoban, Lillian The Case of the Two Masked Robbers. Hooks, William The Mystery of the Missing Tooth. Kwitz, Mary Gumshoe Goose, Private Eye. Skofield, James Detective Dinosaur. Pet Stories Boland, Janice A Dog Named Sam. Bonsall, Crosby Newell The Amazing, the Incredible Super Dog. Capucilli, Alyssa Biscuit. Ghigna, Charles Mice are Nice. Griffith, Helen More Alex and the Cat. Herman, R. A. Pal the Pony. Hoff, Syd Barney's Horse. Kanno, Wendy Holey Moley Cow. London, Jonathan Shawn and Keeper: Show and Tell. Mozelle, Shirley Zack's Alligator. Paterson, Katherine The Smallest Cow in the World. Perkins, Al The Digging-est Dog. Pomerantz, Charlotte The Outside Dog. Reit, Seymour A Dog's Tale. Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge. Rylant, Cynthia Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish. Siracusa, Catherine Bingo, the Best Dog in the World. Snow, Pegeen A Pet for Pat. Stolz, Mary Emmett's Pig. Walker-Hodge, Judith Surprise Puppy! Zion, Gene Harry and the Lady Next Door. School Stories Bliss, Corinne Demas The Shortest Kid in the World. Callaghan, Jean Davis Patty for President. Coxe, Molly R is for Radish. DePaola, Tomie Hide-and-Seek All Week. Feder, Paula Where Does the Teacher Live? Kraus, Robert Good Morning, Miss Gator. Johnston, Tony Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School. O'Connor, Jane Lulu goes to Witch School. Oppenheim, Joanne Show-and-Tell Frog. Paterson, Katherine Marvin One Too Many. Stern, Maggie George. Wells, Rosemary Mama, Don't Go! Science Fiction Albee, Sarah My Best Friend is Out of This World. Brenner, Barbara Moon Boy. Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo Save the Earth. Hillert, Margaret Up, Up, and Away. Hoban, Lillian The Laziest Robot in Zone One. Johnston, Tony Alien and Possum: Friends No Matter What. Marzollo, Jean Jed's Junior Space Patrol. Postgate, Daniel Captain Hog: Mission to the Stars. Weston, Martha Space Guys! Wiseman, Bernard Bobby and Boo, the Little Spaceman. Sports Cartier, Wesley Marco's Run. Cristaldi, Kathryn Baseball Ballerina. Firmin, Peter Basil Brush goes Boating. Hoffman, Joan The Last Game. Kessler, Leonard Kick, Pass, and Run. McCully, Emily Grandmas at Bat. Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa at Basketball. O'Connor, Jane Kate Skates. Oechsli, Kelly Mice at Bat. Schade, Susan Cat on the Mat. Schecter, Ellen Swim Like a Fish. Sharp, Paul Paul the Pitcher. Stadler, John Ready, Set, Go! Ziefert, Harriet Mike and Tony, Best Friends. GREAT BOOKS FOR SECOND GRADERS Adventure Anderson, C. W. Blaze and the Mountain Lion. Baxter, Nicola Castle Under Attack. Bunting, Eve Gleam and Glow. Coerr, Eleanor Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express. Fleischman, Paul Lost! A Story in String. Hooks, William Lo-Jack and the Pirates. Kipling, Rudyard Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Platt, Richard Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter. Ransom, Candice F. Danger at Sand Cave. Stevens, Carla Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm. Teague, Mark The Secret Shortcut. Usborne Agent Arthur’s Desert Challenge. Animals Ahlberg, Allan The Pet Shop. Amato, Carol Chessie, the Meandering Manatee. Bauer, Marion Dane Alison’s Puppy. Brenner, Barbara Beavers Beware! Bulla, Clyde Singing Sam. Byars, Betsy Little Horse. Cowley, Joy Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark. Cox, Judy Cool Cat, School Cat. Cresswell, Helen The Weather Cat. Demas, Corinne The Perfect Pony. Denslow, Sharon Georgie Lee. Elste, Joan True Blue. Fowler, Susi Albertina, the Animals, and Me. Freeman, Martha The Trouble with Cats. Gackenbach, Dick The Dog and the Deep Dark Woods. Griffith, Helen Alex and the Cat. Haas, Jessie Runaway Radish. Hall, Lynn Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard. Hanel, Wolfram Mia the Beach Cat. Himmelman, John The Animal Rescue Club. King-Smith, Dick Sophie’s Tom. Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry in Room 2B. Kroll, Steven Andrew Wants a Dog. Lauber, Patricia Clarence and the Cat. Livingstone, Star Harley. Lundell, Margo Lad, a Dog: Lad to the Rescue. McKissack, Patricia Monkey-Monkey's Trick. McKissack, Patricia Tippy Lemmey. Miller, Sara Swan Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat. Moore, Lilian Little Raccoon. Pomerantz, Charlotte The Outside Dog. Rayner, Mary Rug. Ryder, Joanne Chipmunk Song. Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat. Scheidl, Gerda Andy’s Wild Animal Adventure. Siracusa, Catherine The Parrot Problem. Smith, Mavis A Snake Mistake. Stanley, George Snake Camp. Tregebov, Rhea The Big Storm. Waas, Uli Where's Molly? Winters, Kay Where are the Bears? Ziefert, Harriet Bob and Shirley: A Tale of Two Lobsters. Biographies Adler, David A Picture Book of Anne Frank. Aliki The King's Day: Louis XIV of France. Birnbaum, Bette Jane Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees. Blos, Joan The Heroine of the Titanic. Brighton, Catherine Mozart: Scenes from the Childhood of the Great Composer. Coerr, Eleanor Sadako. Demarest, Chris Lindbergh. DePaola, Tomie 26 Fairmount Avenue. Fischetto, Laura Michael the Angel. Fisher, Leonard Galileo. Giblin, James George Washington. Golenbock, Peter Teammates. Jordan, Roslyn Salt in His Shoes. Keller, Jack Tom Edison's Bright Idea McCully, Emily The Pirate Queen. Miller, Robert Buffalo Soldiers. San Souci, Robert Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend. Spinner, Stephanie Little Sure Shot: The Story of Annie Oakley. Stanley, Diane The True Adventure of Daniel Hall. Stanley, Fay The Last Princess. Fantasy Adams, Georgie The Three Little Witches Storybook. Buckley, James, Jr. Spider-Man’s Amazing Powers. Buller, Jon 20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea. Christian, Mary Blount Go West, Swamp Monsters. Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth. Coombs, Patricia The Magician and McTree. Corbett, Scott Dr. Merlin’s Magic Shop. Cresswell, Helen Almost Good-Bye. Duey, Kathleen The Silver Thread. Farber, Erica Purple Pickle Juice. Gerstein, Mordicai Fox Eyes. Gould, Robert Rex. Greenburg, J.C. On the Dog. Griffith, Helen Emily and the Enchanted Frog. Grindley, Sally The Giant Postman. Hautzig, Deborah Little Witch Goes to School. Hoban, Russell Monsters. Howe, James It Came from Beneath the Bed! King-Smith, Dick Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig. Korschunow, Irina Adam Draws Himself a Dragon. Kurt, Kemal Mixed-Up Journey to Magic Mountain. Lindgren, Astrid Pippi’s Extraordinary Ordinary Day. Low, Alice Zena and the Witch Circus. Madsen, Ross Perrywinkle and the Book of Magic Spells. Meddaugh, Susan Lulu’s Hat. Osborne, Mary Pope Dinosaurs Before Dark. Pennypacker, Sara Stuart’s Cape. Pinkwater, Daniel The Werewolf Club Meets Dorkula. Pinkwater, Daniel Second Grade Ape. Robert, Adrian My Grandma, the Witch. Sanvoisin, Eric The Ink Drinker. Stanley, Diane The Good-Luck Pencil. Whybrow, Ian Little Wolf’s Haunted Hall for Small Horrors. Folk & Fairytales Aardema, Verna Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Dickinson, Susan Brer Rabbit and the Peanut Patch. Dixon, Ann How Raven Brought Light to People. Hautzig, Deborah Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Kellogg, Steven Paul Bunyan, a Tall Tale. Kimmel, Eric Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. Kimmel, Eric Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale. Lester, Julius John Henry. Lewis, Paul Storm Boy. Marshall, James Hansel and Gretel. Orgel, Doris Next Time I Will. Paye, Won-Ldy Head, Body, Legs. Schecter, Ellen The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Storr, Catherine The Sword in the Stone. Tarcov, Edith The Frog Prince. Young, Ed Lon Po Po. Ghost & Scary Stories Ahlberg, Allan The Ghost Train. Asch, Frank The Ghost of P.S. 42. Charles, Veronika Don’t Open the Door! De Felice, Cynthia The Dancing Skeleton. Galdone, Joanna The Tailypo: a Ghost Story. Galdone, Paul The Monster and the Tailor: A Ghost Story. Greer, Gery Billy the Ghost and Me. Impy, Rose The Flat Man. Levy, Elizabeth Night of the Living Gerbil. Martin, Bill The Ghost-Eye Tree. Mosel, Arlene The Funny Little Woman. Parish, Peggy Zed and the Monsters. Schwartz, Alvin In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories. Stamper, Judith Five Creepy Creatures. Thompson, Jill Scary Godmother. Utton, Peter The Witch's Hand. Wagener, Gerda The Ghost in the Classroom. Woolley, Catherine Gus was a Gorgeous Ghost. Wright, Betty Ren The Ghost Witch. Historical Fiction Avi Abigail Takes the Wheel. Boegehold, Betty A Horse Called Starfire. Bolognese, Don Little Hawk's New Name. Bunting, Eve Cheyenne Again. Byars, Betsy The Golly Sisters Go West. Coerr, Eleanor Chang's Paper Pony. Cohen, Barbara Molly's Pilgrim. Glass, Julie The Fly on the Ceiling. Grifalconi, Ann The Village That Vanished. Howard, Ellen The Cellar. Jenner, Caryn Survivors: The Night the Titanic Sank. Johnson, Dolores Now Let Me Fly. McCully, Emily The Battle for St. Michaels. Mochizuki, Ken Baseball Saved Us. Monjo, F.N. The Drinking Gourd. Nichol, Barbara Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Ransom, Candice Danger at Sand Cave. Ross, Alice The Copper Lady. Sandin, Joan The Long Way Westward. Shefelman, Janice Young Wolf and Spirit Horse. Shub, Elizabeth The White Stallion. Standiford, Natalie The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto. Welch, Catherine Clouds of Terror. Wells, Rosemary Wingwalker. Humor Brenner, Barbara Too Many Mice. Busser, Marianne King Bobble. Dahl, Roald The Enormous Crocodile. Hooks, William Mr. Baseball. Levine, Caroline Riddles to Tell Your Cat. Manes, Stephen Life is No Fair! Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees. Munsch, Robert Makeup Mess. Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia. Pilkey, Dav Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot. Proimos, James The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton. Quackenbush, Robert Henry’s Awful Mistake. Sathre, Vivian Leroy Potts Meets the McCrooks. Seuss, Dr. Oh Say Can You Say? Stevenson, James National Worm Day. Thaler, Mike The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon. Mystery Adler, David Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House. Adler, David Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie. Base, Graeme The Eleventh Hour. Clifford, Eth Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Missing Schoolhouse. Farber, Erica The Lost Wish. Goldsmith, Howard The Twiddle Twins’ Music Box Mystery. Grambling, Lois Miss Hildy’s Missing Cape Caper. Hayes, Geoffrey The Treasure of the Lost Lagoon. Hearne, Betsy Who’s in the Hall? Joosse, Barbara M. Alien Brain Fryout. Krensky, Stephen Binky Rules. Landon, Lucinda Meg Mackintosh and the Case of the Missing Babe Ruth Baseball. Levy, Elizabeth A Hare-Raising Tale. Levy, Elizabeth The Schoolyard Mystery. Nixon, Joan The Valentine Mystery. Obrist, Jürg Max and Molly and the Mystery of the Missing Honey. Pearson, Susan Eagle-Eye Ernie Comes to Town. Rocklin, Joanne The Case of the Backyard Treasure. Ross, Pat M & M and the Mummy Mess. Rylant, Cynthia The Case of the Missing Monkey. Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great and the Big Sniff. Supraner, Robyn Sam Sunday and the Mystery at the Ocean Beach Hotel. Torrey, Michele The Case of the Graveyard Ghost, and Other Super Scientific Cases. Yolen, Jane Piggins. School, Friends & Family Ahlberg, Allan The Woman Who Won Things. Altman, Suzanne My Top Secret Worst Days Diary. Brown, Marc Arthur's Teacher Trouble. Byars, Betsy My Brother, Ant. Cassedy, Sylvia The Best Cat Suit of All. Champion, Joyce Emily and Alice Baby-Sit Burton. Choi, Sook Nyul The Best Older Sister. Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie. Cole, Joanna Bully Trouble. Cosby, Bill The Meanest Thing to Say. Danziger, Paula What a Trip, Amber Brown. Delton, Judy Cookies and Crutches. Duffey, Betsy How to Be Cool in Third Grade. Finchler, Judy You’re a Good Sport, Miss Malarkey. Fletcher, Ralph Tommy Trouble and the Magic Marble. Galbraith, Kathryn Roommates. Gantos, Jack Rotten Ralph Helps Out. Giff, Patricia Reilly Starring Rosie. Giff, Patricia Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! Gilson, Jamie Bug in a Rug. Graves, Bonnie B. The Best Worst Day. Guest, Elissa Iris and Walter. Haddix, Margaret The Girl with 500 Middle Names. Herman, Charlotte Max Malone and the Great Cereal Rip-Off. Herold, Ann The Butterfly Birthday. Hest, Amy Party on Ice. Holub, Joan Pen Pals. Hooks, William Mr. Monster. Howe, James Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee. Hurwitz, Johanna Russell and Elisa. Jacobson, Jennifer Winnie (Dancing) on Her Own. Jennings, Patrick The Tornado Watches: An Ike and Mem Story. Johnston, Tony Sparky and Eddie: Wild, Wild Rodeo! Karas, G. Brian Bebe’s Bad Dream. Krensky, Stephen Lionel and Louise. Kroll, Steven Annabelle’s Un-Birthday. Leverich, Kathleen Best Enemies. Manes, Stephen Chocolate-Covered Ants. McDonald, Megan Beezy. McDonough, Yona A Doll Named Dora Anne. McKenna, Colleen Third Grade Ghouls. McMorrow, Catherine The Jellybean Principal. Myers, Laurie Earthquake in the Third Grade. O'Connor, Jane Molly the Brave and Me. Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus. Patron, Susan Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe. Petersen, P. J. I Hate Company. Penner, Lucille Clean Sweep Campers. Porte, Barbara Harry in Trouble. Prager, Annabelle The Baseball Birthday Party. Rocklin, Joanne Jake and the Copycats. Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? Seuling, Barbara Oh No, It’s Robert. Stern, Maggie George. Warner, Sally Accidental Lily. Williams, Suzanne Emily at School. Willner-Pardo, Gina Spider Storch’s Carpool Catastrophe. Wojciechowski, Susan Don’t Call Me Beanhead! Space & Science Fiction Buller, Jon Baseball Camp on the Planet of the Eyeballs. Cole, Joanna The Magic School Bus, Lost in the Solar System. Greenburg, Dan Hang a Left at Venus. Greer, Gery Let Me Off This Spaceship! Kirk, David Nova’s Ark. Passen, Lisa Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher. Pinkney, J. Brian Cosmo and the Robot. Scieszka, Jon Baloney (Henry P.). Star Wars Star Wars, Episode I: Queen in Disguise. Van Allsburg, Chris Zathura. Weinberger, Kimberly Space Jam. Willis, Jeanne The Long Blue Blazer. Yaccarino, Dan First Day on a Strange New Planet. Yolen, Jane Commander Toad in Space. Yorinks, Arthur Company’s Going. Sports Allard, Harry Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. Auch, Mary Jane Angel and Me and the Bayside Bombers. Bang-Campbell, Monika Little Rat Sets Sail. Bildner, Phil Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy. Christopher, Matt The Captain Contest. Giff, Patricia Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat. Herman, Gail Just Like Mike. Hopkinson, Deborah Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings. Jay, Betsy Swimming Lessons. Kline, Suzy Molly Gets Mad. Krensky, Stephen Louise, Soccer Star? Krulik, Nancy Soccer Sensation. Marzollo, Jean Football Friends. Mills, Claudia Gus and Grandpa at Basketball. Myers, Bernice Sidney Rella and the Glass Sneaker. Petersen, P.J. The Fireplug is First Base. Pinkney, J. Brian Jojo’s Flying Side Kick. Prager, Annabelle The Baseball Birthday Party. Torrey, Richard Beans Baker, Number Five. PICTURE BOOKS, CHAPTER BOOKS, POETRY AND FOLKLORE FEATURING AFRICAN-AMERICANS Picture Books Ackerman, Karen. By the Dawn's Early Light Appelbaum, Diana Karter. Cocoa Ice Barrett, Mary Brigid. Sing To the Stars Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn. The Music in Derrick's Heart Bradby, Marie. More than Anything Else Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night Caines, Jeanette Franklin. Just Us Women Coleman, Evelyn. White Socks Only Coleman, Evelyn. To Be a Drum Crews, Nina. You Are Here Crews, Donald. Bigmama's Curtis, Gavin. The Bat Boy and His Violin Daly, Niki. Papa Lucky's Shadow Edwards, Pamela. Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad English, Karen. Neeny Coming, Neeny Going Flournoy, Valerie. The Patchwork Quilt Freeman, Don. Corduroy Gillerlain, Gayle. The Reverend Thomas's False Teeth Gray, Libba Moore. Dear Willie Rudd Greenfield, Eloise. Honey, I Love; William and the Good Old Days Hesse, Karen. Come on, Rain! Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace; Boundless Grace Hopkinson, Deborah. A Band of Angels Howard, Elizabeth. Virgie Goes To School With Us Boys Johnson, Angela. The Girl Who Wore Snakes Johnson, Dolores. Your Dad Was Just Like You Johnson, Angela. When I Am Old With You Johnson, Dolores. Now Let Me Fly Jonas, Ann. The Quilt Kroll, Virginia L. Africa Brothers and Sisters Littlesugar, Amy. Tree of Hope Lotz, Karen E. Can't Sit Still McKissack, Patricia Ma Dear's Aprons; Flossie and the Fox; Mirandy and Brother Wind; McKissack, Patricia. Goin' Someplace Special Mitchell, Margaret. Uncle Jed's Barbershop Mitchell, Rhonda. The Talking Cloth Mollel, Tololwa My Rows and Piles of Coins Myers, Christopher. Black Cat Nolen, Jerdine. In My Momma's Kitchen Patrick, Denise Lewis. Red Dancing Shoes Car Washing Street Pinkney, J. Brian. The Adventures of Sparrowboy Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say Ringgold, Faith. Tar Beach Ringgold, Faith. Bonjour Lonnie Ringgold, Faith. The Invisible Princess Siegelson, Kim. In the Time of the Drums Stroud, Bettye. Down Home at Miss Dessa's Teague, Mark. Baby Tamer Thomas, Joyce Carol. I Have Heard of a Land Walker, Alice. Finding the Green Stone Wilkins, Verna. Dave and the Tooth Fairy Williams, Sherley. Working Cotton Wiles, Debbie. Freedom Summer Woodson, Jacqueline. The Other Side Chapter Book Fiction featuring African-Americans Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells Cameron, Ann.More Stories Julian Tells Cameron, Ann.The Stories Huey Tells Cameron, Ann.More Stories Huey Tells Cameron, Ann.Gloria's Way I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Paty, a Freed Girl Lyons, Mary. Letters from a Slave Girl McKissack, Patricia. The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural McKissack, Patricia.Let My People Go Miller, William. Richard Wright and the Library Card Siegelson, Kim. Escape South. Siegelson, Kim. The Wonderful, Horrible Tellin' at Hog Hammock. Folk Tales featuring African-Americans(there are also many others from Africa and the Carribean) Hamilton, Virginia. Her Stories Hamilton, Virginia. The People Could Fly Hamilton, Virginia. A Ring of Tricksters Lester, Julius. The Tales of Uncle Remus Lester, Julius. More Tales of Uncle Remus Lester, Julius. John Henry San Souci, Robert. The Faithful Friend San Souci, Robert. The Hired Hand San Souci, Robert. Sukey and the Mermaid Poetry featuring African-Americans Adoff, Arnold. Street Music. Burleigh, Robert. Hoops. Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Jump Back, Honey. Feelings, Tom. Soul Looks Back in Wonder. Giovanni, Nikki. Spin a Soft Black Song. Giovanni, Nikki.The Genie in the Jar. Grimes, Nikki. Hopscotch Love. Grimes, Nikki. My Man Blue. Grimes, Nikki. Pocketful of Poems Hughes, Langston. The Dream-Keeper and other Poems. I Am the Darker Brother. Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalke Ends. Silverstein, Shel.A Light in the Attic. Falling Up. In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall. Adoff, Arnold. My Black Me. Hughes, Langston. The Sweet and Sour Animal Book. Greenfield, Eloise. Night on Neighborhood Street. Greenfield, Eloise. For the Love of the Game. FOLKTALES TOO GOOD TO MISS Aardema, Verna. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears. One of many African folklore animal tales by this author. Anderson, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. Worth it just for the mesmerizing story “The Tinderbox.” Arnold, Katya. Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale. The witch Baba Yaga uses a trick to capture a young man, but he cleverly avoids being eaten. Bodkin, Odds. The Crane Wife. Japanese tale about a poor sail maker who gains a beautiful, mysterious wife skilled at weaving magical sails. Brown, Marcia. Stone Soup. When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast. Bruchac, Joseph. The Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Stories. A collection of traditional Iroquois tales in which animals learn about the importance of caring and responsibility and the dangers of selfishness. Callahan, Sheila MacGill. The Seal Prince. When it comes time for the beautiful Grainne to marry, she rejects the island suitors to be with Deodatus, a seal-man she once rescued from death. Carle, Eric. Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children. An illustrated retelling of twenty-two folktales, fairy tales, and fables. Climo, Shirley. The Egyptian Cinderella. The Korean Cinderella. The Persian Cinderella. Colorfully illustrated variants of the world’s most well-known story, lending themselves to intriguing comparisons. Cullen, Lynne. The Mightiest Heart. Prince Llywelyn banishes his loyal dog Gelert, mistakenly believing that the dog has attacked his son. de Paola, Tomie. Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill. Fin M'Coul's wife, Oonagh, helps him outwit his arch rival, Cucullin. Demi. One Grain of Rice. The Empty Pot. The Greatest Treasure. Traditional fables from Asia with stunning illustrations. Diakité, Baba Wagua. The Hunterman and the Crocodile. The Hatseller and the Monkeys. Beautifully illustrated tales from West Africa. Doherty, Berlie. Fairy Tales. A retelling of twelve classic and best- loved fairy stories of all time in accessible language. Grauer, Rita. Vasilisa and Her Magic Doll. Russian tale in which Vasalisa uses her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga. Hamilton, Virginia. The Girl Who Spun Gold. A West Indian version of Rumpelstiltskin, with exquisite illustrations. Hodges, Margaret. St. George and the Dragon. George slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years. Isaacs, Ann. Swamp Angel. Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in a popular, comic tall tale. Kimmel, Eric. The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol. Ten superbly retold tales of the irrepressible Jewish folk hero. Kimmel, Eric. Anansi and the Magic Stick. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. Just two of many tales of the trickster spider who gets his come- uppance -- eternally popular with children. Langton, Jane. The Queen’s Necklace: A Swedish Folktale. A generous queen defies her greedy king by distributing the pearls of her necklace to the poor. Lester, Julius. The Tales of Uncle Remus. A wonderfully accessible retelling of the humorous tales. Lester, Julius. John Henry. The legend of the African American railroad man who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain. Lunge-Larsen, Lise. The Troll With No Heart in His Body and Other Troll Tales from Norway. A collection of Norwegian folktales all featuring trolls. Martin, Rafe. The Rough-Face Girl. In this Algonquin version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. McDermott, Gerald. Musicians of the Sun. Arrow to the Sun. Zomo the Rabbit. Wildly exuberant version of an enduring Nigerian trickster tale full of slapstick and mischief. Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa. A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa. Morgan, Sally. The Flying Emu and Other Australian Stories. A collection of twenty traditional tales explaining how the world began. Mosel, Arlene. Tikki Tikki Tembo. A little boy with a long name nearly drowns in a well, leading the Chinese to give children short names. Phelps, Ethel. The Maid of the North: Feminist Folktales from Around the World. Old tales of enchantment and adventure. Ray, Jane. The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The king's twelve daughters wear out their shoes every night while supposedly sleeping in their locked bedroom in this mysterious, beautifully illustrated tale. Rosales, Melodye. Leola and the Honeybears. An African American version of Goldilocks and the three bears. San Souci, Robert D. The Faithful Friend. Sootface. The Samurai’s Daughter. The Firebird. The Hired Hand. The Twins and the Bird of Darkness. The Talking Eggs. A prolific folklorist retells tales from many cultures; all illustrated. Shepard, Aaron. The Enchanted Storks: a Tale of Baghdad. The Calif of Baghdad is turned into a stork by an evil sorcerer, the only one who knows the magic word that will restore the Calif to his human form. Sierra, Judy. The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story. In this Indonesian version of the Cinderella story, Damura escapes her cruel stepmother for a happy marriage, helped by Grandmother Crocodile. Steptoe, John. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife. Stevens, Janet. Tops & Bottoms. Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road. Tchana, Katrin. The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women. (Not just for girls!) A collection of 20 traditional tales from all over the world, each of whose main character is a strong and resourceful woman. Yolen, Jane. Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys. (Not just for boys!) A collection of folktales from around the world which demonstrate the triumph of brains over brawn. Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China. Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother. SUGGESTED TITLES FOR DIVORCE For Young Children Brown, Laurene Krasny. Dinosaurs Divorce. Dinosaur characters introduce aspects of divorce such as its causes and effects, living with a single parent, spending holidays in two separate households, and adjusting to a stepparent. Gardner, Richard A. The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce. Discusses and suggests solutions for problems often encountered by children whose parents are divorced. Lansky, Vicki. It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear : a Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce. Koko Bear learns what divorce means, how to deal with changes, how to recognize and deal with feelings. Jenness, Aylette. Families : A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love. Photographs and text depict 17 families from around the country, some with step relationships, divorce, gay parents, foster siblings, and other diverse components. Powell, Jillian. Family Breakup. Explains the emotional and practical problems that arise when family members separate, discussing what happens to the children, how life will change, and how it will be the same. Rogers, Fred. Let' Talk About It: Divorce. Reassuring text that acknowledges children' complex feelings about divorce. P ABE Abercrombie, Barbara. Charlie Anderson. A cat steals the hearts of two sisters until one day Charlie doesn't come home and they learn a surprising secret about him. Bullard, Lisa. Trick-or-Treat on Milton Street. Charley is sure that the first Halloween in his new house will be awful, until his stepfather takes him out trick-or-treating. Girard, Linda Walvoord. At Daddy' On Saturdays. Although her parents' divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that she can keep a loving relationship with her father even though he lives apart from her. Grindley, Sally. A New Room for William. When William and his mother move, he is unhappy about having a new room, but he changes his mind after he makes a new friend. Hoffman, Mary. Boundless Grace. Grace is invited for a visit with her father and his new family in Africa. Two Homes. A young boy named Alex enjoys the homes of both of his parents who live apart but love Alex very much. Ransom, Jeanie Franz. I Don't Want To Talk About It. A young girl discovers that, even though her parents' divorce brings big changes, their love for her will remain the same. Schindel, John. Dear Daddy. Jesse' father lives across the country from them and letters help bring them closer. Wyeth, Sharon Dennis. Always My Dad. Although she does not get to see her father very often, a girl enjoys the time she and her brothers spend with him one summer while they are visiting their grandparents' farm. SUGGESTED READING - GRIEF AND LOSS Aliki. The Two of Them. Describes the relationship of a grandfather and his granddaughter from her birth to his death. Bahr, Mary. If Nathan Were Here. A boy grieves for his best friend and wonders how things would be if he were still alive. Barron, T.A. Where Is Grandpa? As his family reminisces after his beloved grandfather’s death, a boy realizes that his grandfather is still with him in all the special places they shared. Bunting, Eve. I Have An Olive Tree. After her grandfather's death, 8- year-old Sophia fulfills his last request and travels to Greece with her mother to see the land where her roots are. Durant, Alan. Always and Forever. A family of forest animals learns to cope with the death of a loved one. Carson, Jo. You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You. When a great-aunt dies, a young child finds comfort in being held and in holding, too. Clifton, Lucille. Everett Anderson’s Goodbye. Everett has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies. Cosby, Bill, The Day I Saw My Father Cry. Although Little Bill is sad when a friend of the family dies, he remembers the friend's lesson of saying "Merry Christmas" to get people to stop fighting. Coville, Bruce. My Grandfather’s House. When the child feels the cool, smooth fingers of his dead grandfather, he finally understands that Grandpa no longer lives in the house which was his body. De Paola, Tomie. Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs. A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their inevitable death. Fraustino, Lisa Rowe. The Hickory Chair. A blind boy tells of his warm relationship with his grandmother and the gift she left for him after her death. Hesse, Karen. Poppy’s Chair. On her first summer visit to her grandmother since her grandfather's death, Leah is saddened by his absence, but Gramm helps her learn how to remember Poppy with joy. Howe, James. Kaddish For Grandpa in Jesus’ Name, Amen. Five-year-old Emily tries to understand her grandfather's death by exploring the Christian and Jewish rituals that her family practices during and after his funeral. Kooharian, David. Sammy’s Story. In this story told in comic book format, a dying boy realizes that he has the courage to face his greatest challenge. Madenski, Melissa. Some of the Pieces. A year after the death of their father, two children and their mother come to terms with their loss. Mills, Joyce C. Gentle Willow: A Story For Children About Dying. Amanda is upset that she is going to lose her friend Gentle Willow, but learns that her memories are gifts from her friend and that there are special ways of saying goodbye. Prestine, Joan Singleton. Someone Special Died. A young girl describes the anger and sadness she feels after someone she loved dies, and makes a scrapbook to remember the things they did together. Shriver, Maria. What’s Heaven? After her great-grandmother’s death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions. Thomas, Jane Resh. Saying Goodbye to Grandma. Seven-year-old Suzie is curious and fearful about what Grandma's funeral will be like. Varley, Susan. Badger’s Parting Gifts. Badger's friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them. Weigelt, Udo. Bear’s Last Journey. All the animals in the forest must deal with the death of their old friend, the bear.