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Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism
by Laurie Lears
Told from the perspective of his sisters, Ian, a young boy with autism, ventures out to the park one afternoon. This moving story presents the complex feelings that siblings of children with disabilities often experience. Both sisters feel embarrassed and angry by Ian's behavior but then come to embrace his unique way of experiencing the world.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Special Needs
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
by Mordecai Richler
In this recent reissue of a favorite read-aloud for children, Jacob Two-Two proves the resourcefulness of the youngest in a family--with the help of Child Power--against the Hooded Fang.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Fantasy
Types: Read Aloud
Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig
by Dick King-Smith
Judy has a hard time convincing her parents and class that her guinea pig can be trained to do tricks. She never loses faith and confides in her diary that Jenius will come through in the end.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: School
Types: Read to Self
Little Raccoon
by Lilian Moore
Little Raccoon conquers his fears as he ventures into the big woods and beyond. Lively adventures with other animals fill this early chapter book.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes:
Types: Read to Self
Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
by Leslie Connor
By focusing on the many ways Miss Bridie uses her shovel, the author follows an enterprising Irish immigrant in 1856 as she makes a new home in America. The woodcuts portray the bold and simple life Miss Bridie creates through hard work.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Museum ABC
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
For each letter of the alphabet, four paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have been selected to illustrate a word starting with the letter. The paintings come from ancient to modern times, demonstrating the universality of some subjects, such as apples, cats, games, and light.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Art
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
My Chinatown: One Year in Poems
by Kam Mak
With realistic paintings of Chinatown to complement the poetry, the author describes the seasons of the year, as a boy adjusts to his new life away from Hong Kong.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Multicultural, Poetry, Seasons
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
by Don Brown
One of the greatest thinkers of our time, Albert Einstein starts out life as different and set apart from others. From early on, Einstein perceives mysteries that challenge his active mind for solutions. The book makes a case for accepting differences, even of someone with an exceptional intellect.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Biography, Nonfiction
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Oh No, Noah!
by Johanna Hurwitz
New to the neighborhood, Noah has to figure out how to prove himself with his new friends. In this early chapter book, readers will be surprised by his solution to the problem.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Friends
Types: Read to Self
Oliver's Game
by Matt Tavares
Oliver finds a Chicago Cubs uniform in his grandfather's closet and his grandfather tells him how his dream of playing for the Chicago Cubs was interrupted by the onset of World War II. Unable to play when he returned from the war, the grandfather came to realize that the baseball experience is about more than just the players on the field.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Sports
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self

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