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    • 09/06/13
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    Author, A True Story

    The author, Helen Lester, traces her writing career from the age of three to adulthood. She shares her struggles with writing in elemen…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Carlos and the Skunk

    In this story, Carlos and Gloria have been friends since they were young, and Carlos begins to develop feelings for Gloria, so he decid…

    Grade 5

    • 09/06/13
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    Cook-A-Doodle-Doo

    In this work of fiction, Rooster and his eager friends set out to make strawberry shortcake, a recipe from Little Red Hen’s cookb…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Davy Crockett Saves the World

    In this tall tale, Davy Crockett lives in the woods where he combs his hair with a rake and shaves his beard with an ax, but Halley&rsq…

    Grade 5

    • 09/06/13
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    Dear Juno

    Juno receives a letter from his grandmother who lives in Seoul, Korea. Even though he cannot read the Korean-language text, she is able…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Dear Mrs. LaRue

    Mrs. LaRue sends her dog, Ike, to obedience school because of a series of inappropriate behaviors that he displays toward everyone. Ike…

    Grade 4

    • 09/14/14
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    First Day Jitters

    Sarah is nervous about starting a new school and shows it by trying to stay in bed and saying she’s too sick to go to school. The…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Hurricanes

    This nonfiction story presents facts and details about how and where hurricanes are formed, the ways in which people are warned of hurr…

    Grade 5

    • 08/22/13
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    My Great Grandmother's Gourd

    In this story, the people of Fatima’s village found a new way of living that replaced old traditions, but despite ridicule, her g…

    Grade 5

    • 08/22/13
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    Mystic Horse

    In this legend, the author uses the struggles of a poverty stricken boy and his grandmother to show how even in their trials, the decis…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Penguin Chick

    In this nonfiction selection, an Emperor penguin lays an egg in the bitter cold of Antarctica. The penguin parents battle the harsh env…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Ranita the Frog Princess

    In this play, a young princess’ refusal to help an elderly woman resulted in her being cursed to live like a frog for many years,…

    Grade 4

    • 08/22/13
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    Roadrunner's Dance

    A Rattlesnake proclaims that he is king of the road, and he terrorizes villagers and refuses to let them pass on the road. The villager…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Saving The Sand Dunes

    This nonfiction text discusses how a fourth grade class at Union Avenue School worked hard to protect the New Jersey shoreline by plant…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Snowflake Bentley

    This biography details the life of Wilson Bentley, a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Stone Soup

    This folktale is about three monks who visit a village filled with unhappy people. The villagers do not welcome the monks, so the three…

    Grade 3

    • 09/14/14
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    The Astronaut and the Onion

    Gloria waits in a checkout line, tossing around the onion her mother had sent her to buy. She tosses it too far and fears it’s go…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    The Jones Family Express

    This realistic fictional story is about Steven and his Aunt Carolyn. The two have always shared a special bond; each time Aunt Carolyn …

    Grade 3

    • 09/06/13
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    The Planets in Our Solar System

    This informational, nonfiction text introduces the solar system and its many parts – the sun, the eight planets, the satellites o…

    Grade 3

    • 09/06/13
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    The Strongest One

    This is a Zuni play about an ant in the search to find out who is strongest of all. The ant talks with numerous characters to find out …

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Time for Kids Beyond the Horizon

    In this article, Mr. Koffi Annan spoke to world leaders on the issue of protecting our environment. He states that since the beginning …

    Grade 5

    • 09/06/13
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    What Do Illustrators Do?

    This narrative nonfiction story sequences the steps an illustrator follows when creating pictures for a story. The author tells the sto…

    Grade 3

    • 09/06/13
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    Whose Habitat Is It?

    In this nonfiction article, the author addresses the problems associated with urban sprawl. Urban sprawl destroys animal and plant habi…

    Grade 3

    • 09/06/13
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    Wolf!

    This fantasy tells the story of a wolf who learns to read to gain the respect and friendship of farm animals. (McGraw-Hill Treasures, 2…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Zathura

    Danny and Walter Budwing are two brothers who don't get along, and one day, when they are home alone, Walter, the elder, chases his lit…

    Grade 5