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The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness
by Lizzy Rockwell
In this guide to fitness, the author illustrates the parts of the body involved in being physically active: the skeleton, muscles, brain and nerves, lungs, heart, and vessels. She also explains what the body needs to fuel activity: food, water, oxygen, and rest. Finally, the author suggests activities to keep the body strong and healthy.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Health and Nutrition, Nonfiction
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino
by Dan Shaughnessy
For the baseball enthusiast, here is a book with fact and lore about the legend of Babe Ruth's curse, leading to an 86-year World Series losing streak for the Boston Red Sox.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Nonfiction, Sports
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Life and Times of the Ant
by Charles Micucci
The illustrations and captions in this book provide information about the ant in an accessible and fascinating format for young readers. This book describes the incredible adaptability of the ant, an insect that has lived in social communities since the time of dinosaurs.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Nature, Nonfiction
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat
by Catherine Ann Cullen
With word play and rhyme, this book is an imaginative tribute to a generous young girl who, on each day of the week, gives away a magical button from her beloved coat to those needing help.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Fantasy
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins
by Bea Uusma Schyffert
With the world's attention on Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's landing on the moon, Michael Collins orbits the moon 14 times in Columbia. This book focuses on his side of the mission--his journal entries, checklists, and 700 switches.
Ages: Third-grader
Themes: Biography
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children
by Davida Adedjouma
The Palm of My Heart is an inspiring collection of poems written by African-American children. Beautiful paintings accompany each young poet's work.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Multicultural, Poetry
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Shape Game
by Anthony Browne
With an undercurrent of family humor, the author describes how a family trip to an art museum inspired him to pursue art. The book will challenge children to look for the story and details in paintings they see. Maybe they, too, can play the shape game in an art museum.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Art
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Year of Miss Agnes
by Kirkpatrick Hill
Set in the "bush" of Alaska, a new teacher surprises her one-room school house students by appreciating their culture--Athapascan Indian--and capturing their interest in learning about other cultures. With her inspired teaching, she wins their hearts and teaches them to read and write. Will she stay or leave like all the other teachers?
Ages: Third-grader
Themes: Friends, Multicultural, School
Types: Read to Self
Tree of Cranes
by Allen Say
A young Japanese boy learns about the traditions of Christmas from his mother in this tender story. As he watches her create origami cranes for the tree, she describes the customs that she celebrated when she lived in California.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Multicultural, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Though Marian Anderson had been performing to diverse and enthusiastic audiences in Europe, Marian had to sing to segregated audiences in the United States. With the support of the Roosevelts, Marian was finally allowed to sing at the Lincoln Memorial, and later was the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Biography, Multicultural
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
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