Lexile measure AD810L; Ages 4-8; K-Gr.3; Guided reading M
When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can't bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind. So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece, keeping their secret passenger hidden away. But during the crowded boat crossing to Greece, his carrier breaks and the frightened cat runs from the chaos.
Lexile measure 510; Ages 5 to 8; K-Gr.3; Guided reading M.
It's a case of monstrous cuteness as the Princess in Black encounters her biggest challenge yet: a field overrun by adorable bunnies. Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort, an occasion Frimplepants enjoys more than anything in the world. But just when he can smell the freshly baked bread and the heaping platters of sugar-dusted doughnuts, Princess Magnolia's glitter-stone ring rings.
Lexile measure AD730L;Gr.1-3; SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science, 2016; Guided reading M
In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt.
K-Gr.2; Guided reading M
During their trail ride on all-terrain vehicles, Hot Rod Hamster and his friends stop to help Grandpa Dog and two puppies, whose vehicle has tipped over and gotten stuck in the mud.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 610; Ages 6-10; Book level 3.4
In Dhaka, Bangladesh, as two girls work hard all day to help support their family by chipping bricks into small pieces, older sister Yasmin seeks a way to attend school and learn to read so that she can have a better life one day.
Lexile measure AD810L; Gr.2-4; Guided reading M
Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat--they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.
Lexile measure 490; ages 5-8; PreK-Gr.2; Guided reading M
Quinito's family and friends all have important jobs in the neighborhood -- jobs that help make the community a happy place where people know each other and work together.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 590; Book level 3.9; Ages 8-12
MERLIN HAS ASKED Jack and Annie to help on another Merlin Mission. This time they head back into history to Venice, Italy. With the help of a research book, a book of magic rhymes, and a set of mysterious instructions from Merlin, the heroes will save the beautiful city from a flood!
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 460; Ages 6-12; Grade level 2.7; 6 copies.
Then a law is passed that forbids segregation and opens the town pool to everyone. Joe and John Henry are so excited they race each other there...only to discover that it takes more than a new law to change people's hearts.
Guided Reading Level M; Lexile measure 700; Book level 3.3; Ages 6-11
A young boy who loves to dance listens as his father retells the story of the night he was born, which coincided with the opening of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 710; Ages 6-11; Grade level 3.9
Serpot, ruler of a land where women live free, without men, leads her Amazon warriors in battle against Prince Pedikhons of Egypt, who has come to see for himself if women can equal men, even in battle. Includes notes about Assyrian and Egyptian culture and hieroglyphics.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 670; Ages 7-12; Grade level 3.5
This book describes the structure and function of the nervous system which is made up of your nerves, your spinal cord, and your brain.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 710; Ages 5-9; Grade level 3.8
Home alone with a stomachache while the family works in the fields, a young girl faces up to the horrifying Boo Hag that her brother warned her about.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 460; Ages 5-9; Grade level 2.3
After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.
Guided Reading Level: M; ages 5-10; book level 3.4
Nikolai asks his animal friends to help him answer three important questions: "When is the best time to do things?" "Who is the most important?" and "What is the right thing to do?"
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile meaure 540; Ages 6-9; Grade level 3.7
Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game.
Lexile measure 450; Book level 3.7; Ages 5-12; Gr.k-6; Guided reading M
When Mr. Lincoln, "the coolest principal in the whole world," discovers that Eugene, the school bully, knows a lot about birds, he uses this interest to help Eugene overcome his intolerance.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 550; Ages 9-13; Grade level 3.3
Until the mid-1800s, no-one really knew what a dinosaur was - let alone what one looked like. So when Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models he dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 550; ages 5-12; book level 4.3
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 520; ages 5-8; book level 3.7
What happens to food after you eat it? In this newly illustrated book, complete with photos, Paul Showers and Edward Miller take you on a journey through the human digestive system into the mouth, down the gullet, into the stomach, and finally into the small and large intestines.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 570; Ages 5-10; Grade level 3.3
What is the response when a child points out that a disabled child or adult looks 'different'? Shriver tells the story of Kate, who finds that making friends with a mentally retarded boy helps her learn that the two of them have a lot in common.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 340; Book level 3.1; Ages 8-12
Titanic trouble! Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 380; Ages 5-9
The magic treehouse takes Jack and Annie back two thousand years to ancient China where they must find the original copy of an old legend before the Imperial Library is burned down by the evil Dragon King.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 440; Ages 5-9
The Magic Tree House transports Jack and Annie to the freezing Arctic where they must solve Morgan le Fay's final riddle in order to become master librarians.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 410; Ages 5-9
Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 410; Ages 5-9
"Beware of Vikings!" warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for?
Lexile measure 800; Gr.K-3; Guided reading M
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 320; Book level 2.8; Ages 8-12
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the moon--and the future. Their mission? To find the last "M" thing that will free Morgan from the spell.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 650; Ages 4-8; Book level 3.6
Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 480; ages 4-8; book level 2.8
In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence in facing his blindness.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile 730; Grade Level 3.2
Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Lexile measure 810; Ages 4-8; K-Gr.3.
A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.
Lexile measure 550; Guided Reading N; Ages 5-9; K-Gr.3.
After war comes to an end in her African homeland, Ayobami can finally return to her schoolhouse. But in order to do so, she must take a dangerous path through the jungle, armed only with a piece of paper and a worn-out pencil.
Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7; Guided reading N
The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares's tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 740; Ages 5-9
Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 990; ages 4-9; book level 4.8
Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.
Lexile measure 880; Ages 8-12; Book level 5.5; gr. 3-6.
Emperor penguins are one of the very few species able to survive in the frigid Antarctic and the only species that stays there year round. The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin uses straightforward text and beautiful pictures to explain in detail the roles of the fathers in hatching the eggs and caring for the newborns, the predators of emperor penguins, the survival skills emperor penguins need to live in the Antarctic.
Lexile 620L; PreK-5; Guide reading N.
Penda Diakité joins forces with her award-winning author/artist father to give a charming peek at everyday life in Africa. "This fact-based story of losing a tooth while visiting family in Mali rings with authenticity and good humour..."
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 630; ages 5-9; book level 3.3
The Golden Gate Bridge. The impossible bridge, some call it. They say it can't be built. But Robert's father is building it. He's a skywalker--a brave, high-climbing ironworker.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 560; Ages 6-9; Book level 3.8
After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 690; Ages 4-10; Grade level 2.7
Two artists at the height of their powers have created a beautiful book with an unforgettable message about the moon and an even more important message about the earth.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 440; ages 8-12; comedy and humor
Unusual things continue to happen in the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 830; Ages 7-11; Grade level 4.6
Michael Dooling explores the origins of Edison's scientific genius: his interest in mixing chemicals--sometimes with explosive result--his diligence in his work as a paperboy, and his difficulty paying attention in school.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 910; Ages 5-9; Grade level 3.9
Mary Louise gradually gets to know and love her elderly neighbor lady who tells wonderful stories as she walks around the block of her Virginia home.
Lexile measure 800; Book level 4.9; Ages 5-9; gr.3-5; Guided reading N
For María Isabel Salazar López, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn't call her by her real name.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile: 550; Ages 4-8; Grade level 4.9
While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family.
Lexile measure 770; Book level 4; Ages 3-9; Gr.k-2; Guided reading N
A Caldecott Honor and Reading Rainbow book, this memorable retelling of Cinderella is perfect for introducing children to the fairy tale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 830; Book level 4.3
Tony likes to cook. Tiny likes to read. But both twins like to eat . . . POPCORN! So while Tony cooks it, Tiny reads about what popcorn is, how it's stored, how it's cooked, how different Native American people made it, how much popcorn Americans eat, popcorn stories and legends, and popcorn recipes.
Lexile measure 560; Ages 6-10; Gr.1-3; Guided reading O
Eager to do something her big sister has not done first, Jasmine Toguchi, eight, decides to pound mochi with the men and boys when her family gets together for New Year's.
Lexile measure 840; Ages 6-9; Gr.1-4; Guided reading O
Discover the coolest robots of today and tomorrow in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn about the science behind these amazing machines.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 990; ages 7-11; book level 6
The story of Joe and Bob Switzer who experimented with ultraviolet lights and fluorescent paints and invented a new kind of color called Day-Glo.
Lexile measure 640; Gr.3-5; Guided reading O
Presents an introduction to the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, one of the nation's most beloved figures, credited with introducing bifocals, daylight savings time, lightning rods, and the establishment of post offices.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 830; ages 5-8; book level 4.2
Doña Flor is a giant woman who lives in a puebla with lots of families. She loves her neighbors-she lets the children use her flowers for trumpets, and the families use her leftover tortillas for rafts. So when a huge puma is terrifying the village, of course Flor is the one to investigate.
PrK-Gr.5; Reading level 3.1; Guided reading O
The author describes his boyhood summers spent at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem where she introduced him to the sounds and steps of the merengue and the conga and told him stories of Puerto Rico.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 780; ages 7-12; Grade level 4.5
Beautiful full-color illustrations and poems tell the stories of different occupations in ancient Egypt, from the farmer to the pyramid builder, from the goldsmith to the embalmer.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 510; Ages 5-9
The Boxcar Children are spending a weekend at Goldwin University for Grandfather's college reunion. They are immediately fascinated by the tall, mysterious clock tower that overshadows the campus.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 660; Book level 4.6; Ages 5-12
Tells about Leonardo da Vinci's life and the story of his model clay horse that was destroyed before he could make a bronze statue. Also tells the story of Charles Dent who fulfilled da Vinci's dream and make a twenty four foot bronze horse statue in the late 1990s.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 560; Ages 5-9
While staying at the Crooked House, the family home of their housekeeper Mrs. McGregor, the Aldens try to solve a riddle that will lead them to a hidden treasure.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 530; Ages 5-9
While visiting a small town in Alabama, the Aldens hear mysterious howls at midnight, leading them to wonder if an old local legend about a ghost dog is true.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 790; Ages 8-12; Grade level 4.6
Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 550; Ages 5-9
Grandfather's new land in the Rockies comes complete with an abandoned town and old silver mine. There is even a ghost floating through the streets!
Lexile measure 540; Book level 3.7; Ages 5-8; Gr.K-2; Guided reading O
A Caldecott Honor author/illustrator team brings us a Caribbean Cinderella story, told from the perspective of the magical godmother.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 610; Ages 5-9
While staying at a London inn, the Aldens are puzzled by the peculiar behavior of two fellow guests, a mysterious stranger who follows them, and a misplaced antique brooch.
Guided Reading Level O; Lexile measure 940; Ages 5-8
Never before has learning together been such a joyous event! Denize Lauture's buoyant, poetic text captures the happiness and youth of six energetic children on the way to school.
Lexile measure AD520L; Reading level 4.5; Ages 7-12; Gr.3-6; Guided reading O
Ever since she can remember, Prietita has heard terrifying tales of la llorona -- the legendary ghost woman who steals children at night. Against a background of vibrant folk paintings, Gloria Anzaldua reinterprets, in a bilingual format, one of the most famous Mexican legends.
Lexile measure AD550L; Ages 7-9; Gr.3-5; Reading level 4.1; Guided reading O
Baseball Saved Us--the groundbreaking children's book about the Japanese American concentration camp experience during World War II.
Lexile measure AD650; Reading level 4.2; Ages 5-8; Gr.3-5; Guided reading O.
At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man's love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers' attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.
Ages 8-12, Guided level P.
The start of a thrilling, highly illustrated series about a boy who finds a portal to a legendary world in his local barbershop . . . and learns he's the hero they've been waiting for.
GN390; Ages 7-11; Gr.1-4; Guided reading P
There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals-as soon as he stops chasing his own tail! New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!
Lexile measure 910; Gr.2-5; Guided reading P
Jules is starting third grade, but her new teacher seems a little strange, she has to choose and research a famous person for the class wax museum project, and rehearsals for the sitcom she is in are harder than ever--especially since the TV show is about to air.
Ages 8-10; Gr.3-6; Guided reading P
There's a new kid on the block, and boy, that kid is tough, that new kid punches hard, that new kid plays real rough, that new kid's big and strong, with muscles everywhere, that new kid tweaked my arm, that new kid pulled my hair. Here are more than 100 poems about things you may never have thought about before.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure P460; ages 8-12; book level 5
Presents humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 880; Ages 5-10; Grade level 4.7;
A biography of Clayton Peg Leg Bates, an African-American man who lost a leg at the age of twelve, yet went on to become a world-renowned tap dancer.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 550; Ages 5-12; Grade level 3.2; 6 copies.
John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years. Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming.
Guided Reading Level P; Ages 5-8; Grade level 3.7
My Chinatown is a critically acclaimed, spectacularly illustrated picture book homage to family, culture, and a childhood spent in one of the most striking places in any city--Chinatown.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 780; ages 7-10; book level 5.2
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 810; Ages 4-12; Grade level 4.7
In 1913, a boat named Karluk, Aleutian for "fish," part of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, became stuck in the Arctic ice. On board were a captain and crew, scientists and explorers, a cat, forty sled dogs, Inupiaq hunters, and an Inupiaq family with two small girls.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 790; Ages 8-10; Grade level 4.9
Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you.
Lexile measure 760; Ages 5-9; Gr.3-5; Guided reading P
In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop's timeless fables have been carefully selected, humorously retold, and brought gloriously to life by four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Jerry Pinkney.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile 440; Ages 4-8; Grade level 3.2
Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party, but when it is time to party, Novio Boy cannot be found.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 780; Book Level 3.6; Ages 5-8
A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat. "Come on, Rain!" Tess pleads to the sky as listless vines and parched plants droop in the endless heat. Then the clouds roll in and the rain pours. And Tess, her friends, and their mothers join in together in a rain dance to celebrate the shower that renews both body and spirit.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 710; ages 9-12, book level 5
Through the magic windows of her cut-paper art, Carmen shows us her family, her life as an artist, and the legends of her Aztec past.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile: 280; Ages 5-10; Grade level 1.5
Like most boys, he spent his summers playing ball on a dirt lot, but George Herman Ruth, Jr. followed his dreams to become a legend. He is the Babe--Babe Ruth--and baseball is his game.
Lexile measure AD700;Ages 5-8; Gr.3-5; Guided reading P
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile 680; ages 5-8; book level 4.
When Sheriff Hardy investigates the source of a brilliant light and shiny slime afflicting Riverbend, he finds that the village is becoming part of a child's coloring book streaked with greasy crayons.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 560; Book level 3.7; Ages 6-9
When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile 360; Ages 6-10; Grade level 2.5
When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile: 960; Ages: 8-11; Grade level: 4.5
On a moonlit winter night, a team of dogs pulls a sled, taking the narrator and readers on a wondrous ride through the snow, into and out of the woods. Through this exquisite prose poem, Gary Paulsen shares the joy, the beauty, and the grandeur of the outdoors.
Guided Reading Level P; Grades K-2
Up above the earth so far Hang half a moon and one whole star Hang one whole star and half a moon; Nighttime will be coming soon. And while a young girl sleeps, nighttime deepens all around her -- in the woods and garden, on the ocean, in the city, and on the porch, where her parents sit.
Lexile measure 930; Book level 5.6; Ages 5-9; Gr.K-3; Guided reading P
A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 650
Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice. It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.
Guided Reading Level P; Lexile measure 620; ages 9-12; book level 3.9
Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch.
Lexile measure 540; Ages 7-12; Gr.4-6; Guided reading Q
The heart-warming new story about family and friendships from Newbery Medal-winner Katherine Applegate. Life is tough for ten-year-old Jackson. The landlord is often at the door, there's not much food in the fridge and he's worried that any day now the family will have to move out of their home. Again. Crenshaw is a cat.
Lexile measure 660; Gr.3-5; Guided reading Q
Quinny has a lot to say. Hopper gets to the point. Quinny has one speed: very, very, extra-very fast. Hopper proceeds with caution. Quinny has big ideas. Hopper has smart solutions. Quinny and Hopper couldn't be more different. They are an unstoppable team.
Lexile measure 960; Ages 6-10; Guided reading Q; Coretta Scott King Honor award.
In this lush, acclaimed book, award-winning author-illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of global icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations.
From New York Times bestselling Shel Silverstein, celebrated creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings.
Lexile measure 620; Book level 3.9; Ages 9-13; gr.5-8 Guided reading Q.
When her mother and younger sister are killed in a house fire, eleven-year-old Cara struggles to find a way to deal with her emotions and to reach out to her grieving father.
Guide Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 720; Book level 3.5; Ages 4-7
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
Guided Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 670; Ages 7-14; Grade level 3.5
Sudanese Garang is eight when he returns to his village and finds that everything has been destroyed. Soon, Garang meets other boys whose villages have been attacked and they unite, walking hundreds of miles to safety - first in Ethiopia then in Kenya.
Lexile measure 760; K-Gr.4; Guided reading Q; Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature, Honor book, 2005.
Sareen is attending her first sit-up, a Jamaican tradition that celebrates the life of a loved one who has died.The whole village has come to share memories of Sareen's Nana. Sareen wants to tell her stories of Nana's last mango season and their search for the perfect mango, but she's afraid the words won't come or that she'll begin to cry.
Guided Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 950; Ages 7-12; Grade level 4.2
Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick.
Guided Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 760; ages 11-18; book level 4.9
A collection of stories about young Mexican Americans living through the hardships of being a teenager but never losing their way.
Guided Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 800; ages 4-9; book level 4.5
Herb never imagined the dangers when he decided to scribble on and cut up his book of fairy tales. But then, he never thought he'd fall into the book one night!
Guided Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 950; ages 9-13; book level 6.1
A quinceanera is more than just a birthday party. For Ariana's Mexican-American family, it is also a rite of passage, a religious occasions, and a celebration of heritage. In this festive photo essay, ten-year-old Ariana enthusiastically helps her cousin Cynthia prepare for this big event.
Guided Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 470; Ages 10-14; Grade level 4.9
Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly, he's never far from trouble. He's an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter's had it up to here!
Guided Reading Level Q; Lexile measure 490; ages 7-11; Grade level 4.2
Does Rivers have room in his life for two very different fathers? "The truth is Uncle Daddy isn't either my father or my uncle. He's actually Mom's uncle. I was three years old when he came to live with us." Then his real father returns. Rivers is confused and angry.