My Booklist

  • Become a Bookworm!

    Books are a favorite learning tool. All students love listening to stories. To make reading a truly educational educational experience ask your child questions about the story and the illustrations.

Teacher's Choice

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    by By Judith Viorst Year Published: Average
    You can't teach this lesson too early: There are days when just everything seems to go wrong -- but tomorrow is always another day!
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  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    by By Judi Barrett Year Published: Average
    Meatballs aren't the only things that fall from the clouds in this all-too-delicious story. Children see what would happen if rain were replaced with pancakes and other surprising foods.
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  • Elizabeti's Doll

    by By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen Year Published: Average
    Longing to care for a baby like her mother, Elizabeti has no doll, but instead finds a suitable rock. But when Elizabeti loses her new doll, Eva, she does all she can to find it.
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  • Giggle, Giggle, Quack

    by By Doreen Cronin Year Published: Easy Reading
    When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, Duck is up to his usual antics. Changing the note from Farmer Brown so the animals get pizza on Tuesday is just the beginning.
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  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

    by By Mo Willems Year Published: Average
    Kids will find relief in their advanced language abilities when they read about a young girl who loses her bunny -- but isn't yet able to articulate to her parents what's happened!
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  • Make Way for Ducklings

    by By Robert McCloskey Year Published: Average
    You just have to love this classic tale of a mother duck's unconditional love for her ducklings.
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  • Nate the Great

    by By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Year Published: Average
    Nate is back and on the case of a missing cat. With the help of his dog Sludge, the two are able to crack the case and find the missing feline.
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  • Stone Soup

    by By Marcia Brown Year Published: Average
    This great trickster tale will have your child laughing.
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  • Tea with Milk

    by By Allen Say Year Published: Challenging
    After moving to Japan from the United States, Masako struggles to learn the culture of another country.
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  • Thank You, Amelia Bedelia

    by By Peggy Parish Year Published: Easy Reading
    She's everyone's favorite maid. Taking literal meaning from everything she is told causes Amelia Bedelia to string the beans and more mixups.
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  • The Giving Tree

    by By Shel Silverstein Year Published: Average
    This story of a selfless tree that gives to everyone -- not just the boy -- teaches that it's better to give than to receive.
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  • The Indian in the Cupboard

    by By Lynne Reid Banks Year Published: Challenging
    With one turn of the key Omri's toys are brought to life. He quickly learns that taking care of another person is no easy task.
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  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    by By Margery Williams Year Published: Average
    A stuffed rabbit yearns for the love of a child that he hopes will one day make him real.
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Student's Choice

  • Chocolatina

    by By Erik Kraft Year Published: Average
    I love how this "grass is always greener" tale sparks kids' limitless imaginations
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  • Fireman Small

    by By Wong Herbert Yee Year Published: Easy Reading
    What's better than a fireman saving the day? Fire truck-obsessed kids will definitely enjoy this inspiring read.
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  • If You Take a Mouse to School

    by By Laura Numeroff Year Published: Easy Reading
    Another in the "Mouse" series, but this time he's not after your cookies. However, when you get to school make sure your lunchbox is hidden.
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  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

    by By Kevin Henkes Year Published: Average
    A great reading tale about "Big Kid School."
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  • Olivia

    by By Ian Falconer Year Published: Average
    Olivia may be a pig, but she certainly doesn't sit in mud all day. This active little lady is always on the go and promises nonstop fun in this beautifully illustrated book.
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  • The Little Engine That Could

    by By Watty Piper Year Published: Easy Reading
    This book's famous line -- "I think I can, I think I can" -- will fuel pep talks for years and years to come.
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  • Tikki Tikki Tembo

    by By Arlene Mosel Year Published: Challenging
    When Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-Chari Bari Ruchi-Pip Peri Pembo falls into a well, his younger brother, Chang, tries to get help but is always out of breath after trying to say his brother's name.
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Parent Resources

  • Bread and Jam for Frances

    by By Russell Hoban Year Published: Average
    Struggling with a picky eater? Give this book a go to show your kids that branching out those taste buds can be a good thing!
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  • I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem

    by By Jamie Lee Curtis Year Published: Average
    When two children can verbally say why they like themselves it's a great thing. From getting a bad gift to being wrong in class these children remain positive.
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  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

    by By William Steig Year Published: Average
    When your child's got a case of the gimmes, this book is a great reminder that we may already have all that we really need.
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  • The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children: Parenting from the Heart

    by By Steven W. Vannoy Year Published: Challenging
    An inspirational guide offers a program to put the joy back into parenting and create a harmonious family atmosphere with self-esteem, compassion, balance, humor, communication, integrity, responsibility, conscious choice, and full expression of emotions.
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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

    by By Stephen R. Covey Year Published: Challenging Review "What is 'effectiveness' in a family?" asks author Steven R. Covey. He promptly answers with four words: "a beautiful family culture." Building this culture is the primary theme of Covey's parenting guide, a manual based on concepts introduced in his blockbuster, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey, a New-Age business guru and leadership authority, has consulted with the world's top corporate and political leaders, but closer to home he is the father of nine children. Here, Covey reinterprets each of his now famous "habits" (Habit 1: Be Proactive, Habit 4: Think Win-Win, Habit 6: Synergize) to apply to parenting and family-life issues. Covey suggests writing a family mission statement, implementing special family times and "one-on-ones," holding regular family meetings, and making the commitment to move from "me" to "we" as techniques to improve family effectiveness. Covey is a brilliant storyteller. By weaving the voices and anecdotes of his wife and children with his own inspirational and informative stories, exercises, and parables, he has created a book with something for all parents interested in enhancing the strength and beauty of their own families. --Ericka Lutz
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  • What Really Matters At Home

    by By John and Susan Yates Year Published: Challenging
    This book emphasizes the important attributes and values that we should all instill in our children. These character attributes can be achieved by any child, no matter their socio-economic background, their intelligence or their talents. These are the attributes that really develop self esteem.
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