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Out of the Dust (Scholastic Gold)
by Karen Hesse
“Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. . . .”
A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo’s life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can’t talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better — playing the piano — is impossible with her wounded hands.
To make matters worse, dust storms are devastating the family farm and all the farms nearby. While others flee from the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma — and in the surprising landscape of her own heart.
Fancy Nancy Big Book
by Jane O’Connor
No one knows fancy like Nancy.
Flat Stanley: On Ice
by Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley and Arthur are excited to go ice-skating on the frozen lake. But when the weather suddenly warms up, Stanley finds himself skating on thin ice! Beginning readers will love following along with Flat Stanley’s winter adventure.
Flat Stanly: On Ice is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
by Michael S. Djanthi
by Martin Waddell
“I want my mommy!” Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning illustrations from striking perspectives capture the anxious little owls as they worry. Not surprisingly, joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greet the mother’s return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered.
The Rocket Book
by Peter Newell
Helping Teachers Teach
by Philip M. Turner
Grounded in a commitment to the school library media specialist’s vital role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of classroom instruction, Turner’s book explores why the SLMS must get involved, and it provides the tools for doing so. New features in this edition include the procedures for an information skills needs assessment, cognitive-based instructional enterprises, and information on new learner analysis instruments. In addition, sections on the professional collection, authentic assessment, learning strategy selection, and other areas have been completely updated. An important guide for professionals.
Race Across Alaska
by Libby Riddles, Tim Jones
by Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes
Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren’t any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen’s disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.
From the Hardcover edition.
Books to Build On
by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Books to Build On recommends:
• for kindergartners, lively collections of poetry and stories, such as The Children’s Aesop, and imaginative alphabet books such as Bill Martin, Jr.’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Lucy Micklewait’s I Spy: An Alphabet in Art
• for first graders, fine books on the fine arts, such as Ann Hayes’s Meet the Orchestra, the hands-on guide My First Music Book, and the thought-provoking Come Look with Me series of art books for children
• for second graders, books that open doors to world cultures and history, such as Leonard Everett Fisher’s The Great Wall of China and Marcia Willaims’s humorous Greek Myths for Young Children
• for third graders, books that bring to life the wonders of ancient Rome, such as Living in Ancient Rome, and fascinating books about astronomy, such as Seymour Simon’s Our Solar System
• for fourth graders, engaging books on history, including Jean Fritz’s Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution, and many books on Africa, including the stunningly illustrated story of Sundiata: Lion King of Mali
• for fifth graders, a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that retains much of the original language but condenses the play for reading or performance by young students, and Michael McCurdy’s Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass
• for sixth graders, an eloquent retelling of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the well-written American history series, A History of US
. . . and many, many more!