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    • 09/19/14
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    A Butterfly is Patient

    This is an illustrated informational text that describes the many characteristics of butterflies. Through a poetic narrative, students …

    Grade 2

    • 03/20/17
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    Adios Oscar! A Butterfly Fable

    One sunny day Oscar the Caterpillar meets Bob the Monarch Butterfly.  Bob tells Oscar that one day he, too, will have wings! …

    Grade 1

    • 03/22/17
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    All Pigs are Beautiful

    We will learn about how pigs and their characteristics and behaviors relate to humans as we learn about the world around us.

    Grade 1

    • 09/19/14
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    Bats

    This informative book by Gail Gibbons offers an intriguing look at some of the many different kinds of bats, their amazing abilities, a…

    Grade K

    • 06/30/14
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    Charlotte's Web

    In this literary text by E.B. White, Wilbur, a farm pig, is saved as a little runt by an adoring young girl, Fern. As Fern grows older …

    Grade 1

    • 09/19/14
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    Commotion in the Ocean

    This is an illustrated collection of silly verses and rhymes that describe marine life creatures living in and around the ocean.  …

    Grade K

    • 03/22/17
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    Duck for President

    Duck is unhappy with the work he is responsible for doing on the farm. He decides to run for farmer and wins the election. He goes on t…

    Grade 1

    • 06/25/14
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    Eat Like A Bear

    In this informational text by April Pulley Sayre, a grizzly bear and its eating habits are followed throughout the year.

    Grade 1

    • 03/01/16
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    Elephant Grows Up

    When the baby elephant is born, the mother cow is protective of the calf. This can be seen by the pictures. The baby is dependent on it…

    Grade 2

    • 09/19/14
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    Elephants Can Paint Too

    An art teacher teaches painting to young children in the city and to elephants in the jungle. The children and elephants have more in c…

    Grade K

    • 03/01/16
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    Fireflies

    A boy catches fireflies in a jar. He wants to keep them, but soon realizes that they will die in the jar. Though it makes him very sad,…

    Grade 2

    • 10/23/14
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    Frogs

    This non-fiction text provides interesting and amazing facts and information about different species of frogs around the world.  T…

    Grade 2

    • 03/22/17
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    If You Could Go to Antarctica

    This text takes students on an imaginary journey to Antarctica, introducing them to some of the animals and plants they  might enc…

    Grade K

    • 06/25/14
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    Jackrabbit

    This poem by Byrd Baylor conveys physical traits and characteristics that help a jackrabbit survive.

    Grade K

    • 09/19/14
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    Livingstone Mouse

    An adventurous mouse named Livingstone is faced with the task of finding a place to build his own nest. At his mother’s suggestio…

    Grade 1

    • 06/27/14
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    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    This literary text by Richard and Florence Atwater tells the story of Mr. Popper, a seasonal house painter who is faced with making a d…

    Grade 2

    • 03/22/17
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    Nightsong

    This is a beautifully illustrated story of a young bat, Chiro, who is sent out on his very first solo adventure into the dark night.&nb…

    Grade 1

    • 06/25/14
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    Owl Moon

    In this literary text by Jane Yolen, a girl and her father go owling for the first time. Along the way they encounter a great horned ow…

    Grade 1

    • 03/01/16
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    Penguins Close-up

    This book contains basic facts about penguins including their habitats, their predators, and physical features. It also gives detailed …

    Grade 1

    • 03/01/16
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    Snow School

    Two snow leopard cubs learn many lessons about survival from their mother as they prepare for life on their own.

    Grade 1

    • 06/27/14
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    Spiders

    This informational text by Gail Gibbons gives facts and examples of spiders and what they do to catch insects to eat.

    Grade 1

    • 06/25/14
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    Stellaluna

    In this literary text by Janell Cannon, a baby bat separated from her mother is raised by a mother bird, on the condition that she acts…

    Grade K

    • 03/01/16
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    The Birth of a Whale

    The humpback whale is a massive, yet gentle creature - as John Archambault describes in The Birth of a Whale.  The book uses lyric…

    Grade K

    • 03/22/17
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    The Mysterious Tadpole

    In this illustrated text, the main character, Louis, receives a special tadpole from his uncle. Louis and his classmates observe the ta…

    Grade 1

    • 06/27/14
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    The Spider and the Fly

    This literary text by Mary Howitt tells the well-known story of a spider who tries to lure a fly into his web, promising interesting th…

    Grade 1

    • 03/01/16
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    The Three Snow Bears

    A little girl named Aloo-ki loses her dogs on an ice floe. As Aloo-ki looks for her lost dogs, she finds a bear family’s home.&nb…

    Grade 1

    • 03/20/17
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    Tops and Bottoms

    This book is a trickster tale about Hare and Bear. Hare is in debt and needs money so he can feed his family. Hare convinces the lazy B…

    Grade K

    • 06/27/14
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    Turtle Watch

    In this literary text by Saviour Pirotta and Nilesh Mistry, a young boy and wise man observe many living things of the sea while awaiti…

    Grade 1

    • 09/19/14
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    Two Bad Ants

    A scout ant has returned with a beautiful sparkling crystal for his ant queen.  She deemed it the most delicious food she has ever…

    Grade 1

    • 03/01/16
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    Verdi

    This beautifully illustrated book is about a python who deals with issues of accepting himself.  Young Verdi doesn’t want to…

    Grade 2