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Miss Garner’s Book Review. Picture Books. Harold and the Purple crayon By: Crockett Johnson Grades k-3. Published in 1955 Main character: Harold Summary: Harold creates an imaginary world with his Purple crayon. Follow along as he gets lost inside is imagination.

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Miss garner s book review

MissGarner’sBookReview


Picture books

PictureBooks


Harold and the purple crayon by crockett johnson grades k 3

Harold and the Purple crayonBy: Crockett JohnsonGrades k-3

Published in 1955

Main character: Harold

Summary:

Harold creates an imaginary world with his Purple crayon. Follow along as he gets lost inside is imagination.


The very hungry caterpillar by eric carle grade level k 3

The Very Hungry CaterpillarBy: Eric CarleGrade Level K-3

Published in 1986

Main character: Very hungry caterpillar

Summary

Follow along as this VERY hungry caterpillar eats his way through lots of fun foods!


Fancy nancy by jane o connor illustrated by robin preiss glasser grade level k 3

Fancy NancyBy: Jane O’ConnorIllustrated by: Robin Preiss GlasserGrade Level: K-3

Published in 2006

Main character: Nancy

Summary

Meet Nancy, everything she does is fancy. From the way that she dresses to the way she talks. Nancy decides to give her family fancy lessons and ends up learning a valuable lesson herself.


Madeline by ludwig bemelmans grade level 4 6

Madeline By: Ludwig BemelmansGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1939

Main character: Madeline

Summary

Follow Madeline and her friends as they explore the beautiful city of Paris.


You re all my favorites by sam mcbratney illustrated by anita jeram grade level k 3

You’re All My FavoritesBy: Sam McBratneyIllustrated by: Anita JeramGrade Level K-3

Published in 2004

Main characters: Three baby bears

Summary

A touching story about three baby bears who want to know who their parents’ favorite is.


The relatives came by cynthia rylant illustrated by stephen gammel grade level k 3

The Relatives CameBy: Cynthia RylantIllustrated by: Stephen GammelGrade Level: K-3

Published in 1985

Awards: Caldecott Honor

Main characters: The relatives

Summary

Isn’t it great when relatives come to visit? This is the story about all the fun that is had when relatives come to visit.


The hallo wiener by dav pilkey grade level k 3

The Hallo-wienerBy: Dav PilkeyGrade Level: K-3

Published in 1995

Main character: Oscar

Summary

Meet Oscar, he’s a wiener dog and everyone teases him about it. Oscar can’t wait for Halloween, but it’s not everything he dreams it to be. Read along as Oscar goes from “Wiener dog” to “Hero Sandwich”.


You can do it sam by amy hest illustrated by anita jeram grade level k 3

You Can Do It, SamBy: Amy HestIllustrated by: Anita JeramGrade Level: K-3

Published in 2001

Main character: Sam

Summary

Isn’t it great when you can do things all by yourself? This is the story of Sam who with the help of his mother makes treats for his neighbors. When they go to deliver them, his mother lets him go up to the doors by himself.


Amy elizabeth explores bloomingdale s by e l konigsburg grade level 4 6

Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale’sBy: E.L. KonigsburgGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1992

Main characters: Amy Elizabeth, Grandma

Summary

Have you ever been to New York? Follow along as Amy Elizabeth and her Grandma explore the Big Apple as they try to get to Bloomingdale’s.


Heaven s all star jazz band by don carter grades 4 6

Heaven’s All Star Jazz BandBy: Don CarterGrades 4-6

Multi-cultural book

Published in 2002

Main Characters: Little boy, Grandpa Jack, Jazz stars

Summary

When the little boy’s Grandpa Jack dies, he imagines him joining all of his favorite Jazz heroes in a jam session. Read along as Grandpa Jack meets all the greats.


A bad case of stripes by david shannon grade level k 6

A Bad Case of StripesBy: David ShannonGrade Level: K-6

Published in 2004

Main character: Camilla Cream

Summary

Meet Camilla. Camilla likes lima beans, but her friends don’t. So, to be like her friends, she stops eating them. Then it happens…Camilla gets a case of the stripes. Will she ever return to normal?


Curious george takes a job by h a rey grade level 4 6

Curious George Takes a JobBy: H.A. ReyGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1947

Main character: Curious George

Summary

Oh no! George has escaped from the zoo. Follow along as his curiosity leads him through the big city doing various jobs.


Miss garner s book review

Walter the Farting DogBy: William Kotzwinkle & Glenn MurrayIllustrated by: Audrey ColmanGrade Level:4-6

Published in 2001

Main characters: Walter, Betty, Billy

Summary

What if your dog couldn’t stop farting? Meet Walter, he just can’t seem to stop and it’s getting him into trouble. Read along as Walter goes from farting dog to becoming a hero all in one day.


Sector 7 by david wiesner grade level 4 6

Sector 7 By: David WiesnerGrade Level 4-6

Published in 1999

Awards: Caldecott Honor

Main characters: Little boys, cloud with the red hat

Summary

What if you took a field trip to the top of the Empire State building and made friends the clouds? That’s exactly what happens in this book. Read along as the little boy helps his new friends come up with new, fun, cloud shapes.


June 29 1999 by david wiesner grade level 7 9

June 29,1999 By: David WiesnerGrade Level 7-9

Published in 1992

Main character: Holly Evans

Summary

Did you ever have a science experiment go wrong? That’s exactly what Holly Evans thinks when it starts raining giant vegetables. She soon discovers that she might be wrong after all.


Flotsam by david wiesner grades 7 9

Flotsam By: David WiesnerGrades 7-9

Published in 2006

Awards: The Caldecott Medal

Main character: Young boy

Summary

A young boy at the beach discovers an old fashion camera. He take the film to be developed and discovers a picture of a kid holding a picture of a kid, holding a kid until using a microscope the first picture of the first kid is revealed.


Tuesday by david wiesner grade level 7 9

Tuesday By: David WiesnerGrade Level: 7-9

Published in 1991

Awards: Caldecott Medal

Main characters: flying frogs

Summary

You’ve heard the expression “When pigs fly…” But flying frogs?!? Follow along one crazy Tuesday night when a quiet neighborhood is overrun with frogs.


Traditional literature

Traditional Literature


Nursery rhymes fairy tales grade level k 3

Nursery Rhymes & Fairy TalesGrade Level: K-3

Published in 2005

Summary

Read along as Disney’s favorite characters re-create some the best classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales ever told


My very first mother goose edited by iona opie illustrated by rosemary wells grade level k 3

My Very First Mother GooseEdited by: Iona OpieIllustrated by: Rosemary WellsGrade Level: K-3

Published in 1996

Summary

A beautifully illustrated version of Mother Goose, that is easy to read.


The elephant s child by rudyard kipling illustrated by geoffrey patterson grade level k 3

The Elephant’s ChildBy: Rudyard KiplingIllustrated by: Geoffrey PattersonGrade Level: K-3

Published in 2006

Main character: Elephant child

Summary

Have you ever wondered how the elephant got it’s trunk? This is the story of a curious young elephant who’s curiosity got the better of him.


The three pigs by david wiesner grade level 4 6

The Three Pigs By: David WiesnerGrade Level 4-6

Published in 2001

Awards: Caldecott Medal

Main Characters: The 3 pigs

Summary:

Follow along as the 3 pigs take a crazy adventure out of their story into other fairy tales as they escape from the big bad wolf.


Hans christian andersen s fairy tales retold by william king grade level 4 6

Hans Christian Andersen’sFairy TalesRetold By William KingGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1996

Summary

A collection of some of Anderson’s Greatest Works. Meet the Emperor in His new clothes, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling, and many more!


Miss garner s book review

The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales By: Jon ScieszkaIllustrated by: Lane SmithGrade levels: 7-9

Published in 1992

Awards: Caldecott Honor

Main Character: Jack the narrator

Summary

You’ve Haven’t read Mother Goose until you read these crazy fracture versions


A children s treasury of mythology illustrated by margaret evans price grade level 7 9

A Children’s Treasury of MythologyIllustrated by Margaret Evans PriceGrade Level 7-9

Published in 2007

Summary

A beautifully illustrated collection of myths from Greek and Roman mythology


Fantasy

Fantasy


A kiss for little bear by else holmelund minarik illustrated by maurice sendak grade level k 3

A Kiss For Little Bear By: Else Holmelund MinarikIllustrated by: Maurice SendakGrade Level: K-3

Published in 1968

Main characters: Little Bear, animal friends, Grandmother Bear

Summary

Little Bear makes a picture for his Grandmother. Because she loves it so much she sends him a kiss in return. The kiss gets passed between friends until skunk accidentally kisses a girl skunk. Little bear finally gets his kiss when the two skunks get married


Where the wild things are by maurice sendak grade level k 3

Where the Wild Things AreBy: Maurice SendakGrade Level: K-3

Published in 1963

Awards: Caldecott Medal

Main character: Max

Summary

Follow Max on his imaginary journey to the island of where the wild things are. Join in as they have a wild rumpus and crown Max, King of the Wild Things.


How to make friends with a giant by gennifer choldenko illustrated by amy waldrod grade level k 3

How to Make Friends with a GiantBy: GenniferCholdenkoIllustrated by: Amy WaldrodGrade Level K-3

Published in 2006

Newberry Honor

Main characters: James, Jacomo

Summary

What if a giant moved in next door and started school with you? Would you become friends with them? This is the story of James and Jacomo, two friends who are complete opposites of each other.


Magic pickle by scott morse grade level 4 6

Magic PickleBy: Scott MorseGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 2008

Main characters: Magic Pickle, Jojo Wigman

Summary

Graphic novel about a superhero who goes out and battles other superhuman veggies


Jumanji by chris van allsburg grade level 4 6

JumanjiBy: Chris Van AllsburgGrade Level 4-6

Published in 1981

Awards: Caldecott

Main characters: Peter, Judy

Summary

What would you do if the game you were playing suddenly came to life? Join Peter and Judy as they race against time and nature to finish playing JUMANJI


Ella enchanted by gail garson levine grade level 4 6

Ella Enchanted By: Gail Garson LevineGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1997

Awards: Newberry Honor

Main characters: Ella, Prince Charmon, Mandy,

Summary

Meet Ella. She has to do everything you tell her because of a horrible gift her fairy godmother gave her. Follow along as Ella searches for Lucinda so she can live as a normal girl.


The lightning thief by rick riordan grade level 4 6

The Lightning ThiefBy: Rick RiordanGrade Level 4-6

Published in 2006

Main character: Percy Jackson

Summary

What if you found out that all the crazy things that have been happening to you aren’t just a dream? What if you found out you were the child of a Greek god? Meet Percy. This is the story of what happens when he finds out the answers to these questions and many more.


Jennifer hecate macbeth william mckinley and me elizabeth by e l konigsburg grade level 4 6

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me Elizabeth By: E.L. KonigsburgGrade Level 4-6

Published in 1967

Multicultural

Awards: Newberry Honor

Main Characters: Jennifer, Elizabeth

Summary

What if your best friends was a witch and she made you an witch’s apprentice? Follow along as Elizabeth tries to become a full fledged witch.


The lion the witch and the wardrobe by c s lewis grade level 4 6

The Lion, the Witch, and the WardrobeBy: C.S. LewisGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1950

Main characters: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy

Summary

Through the wardrobe is a mystical land called Narnia. Follow along as Edmund, Lucy, Peter, and Susan battle against the evil queen to save Narnia.


Lily dale awakening by wendy corsi staub grade level 7 9

Lily Dale: Awakening By: Wendy Corsi StaubGrade level 7-9

Published in 2009

Main character: Calla

Summary

After her mother’s death, Calla moves to Lily Dale to live with her grandmother. She soon discovers that Lily Dale is a town full of psychics and that she is one too.


Poetry

Poetry


I can read with my eyes shut by dr seuss grade level k 3

I can Read with My Eyes Shut!By: Dr. SeussGrade Level: K-3

Published in 1978

Main character: The Cat in the Hat

Summary

Did you know that the Cat in the Hat can read with his eyes closed? Follow along his crazy journey what happens when you read with your eyes closed!


The mighty slide by allan ahlberg illustrated by charlotte voake grade level 4 6

The Mighty SlideBy: Allan AhlbergIllustrated by: Charlotte VoakeGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1988

Summary

A collection of story poems from Britain. Take a ride on the Mighty Slide, make friends with The Girl that Doubled, and listen to The Scariest Yet


A light in the attic by shel silverstein grade level 4 6

A Light In the AtticBy: Shel SilversteinGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1981

Summary

A collection of humorous

children’s poems


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Imagine That! Poems of Never-WasSelected by: Jack PrelutskyIllustrated by: Kevin HawkesGrade Level 4-6

Published in 1998

Summary

A collection of children’s poems on things that never-were. Meet The Nonny. Take a ride in Mr. Mad’s Machine. Visit The Land of Bumbley Boo.


Vile verses by roald dahl grade level 4 6

Vile VersesBy: Roald DahlGrade Level 4-6

Published in 2005

Summary

A Collection of poems taken from Roald Dahl’s famous children’s books


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A Poke in the IA collection of concrete poemsSelected by Paul B JaneczkoIllustrated by: Chris RashckaGrade Level 7-9

Published in 2001

Summary

A collection of crazy concrete poems.


Oh the places you ll go by dr seuss grade level 7 9

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!By: Dr. SeussGrade level: 7-9

Published in 1990

Main character: You

Summary

Follow along as you take a wonderful journey down the path of life.


Contemporary realistic fiction

Contemporary Realistic Fiction


The red thread by grace lin grade level k 3

The Red ThreadBy: Grace LinGrade Level: K-3

Multicultural book

Published in 2007

Main characters: King & Queen, Old Peddler, baby

Summary

There is an ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together. Follow along as the King and Queen take a journey to find their destiny.


I m gonna like me letting off a little self esteem by jamie lee curtis illustrated by laura cornell

I’m Gonna Like Me Letting Off A Little Self-EsteemBy: Jamie Lee CurtisIllustrated by: Laura Cornell

Published in 2002

Summary

A self esteem lifting story about two kids who like themselves no matter what.


Is there really a human race by jamie lee curtis illustrated by laura cornell grade level k 3

Is There Really A Human Race? By: Jamie Lee CurtisIllustrated by: Laura CornellGrade Level: K-3

Published in 2006

Summary

Is there really a human race? Where’s the finish line? Do people run into each other? These just a few of the questions that this book answers and many more.


Harriet the spy by louise fitzhugh grade level 4 6

Harriet the Spy By: Louise FitzhughGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1964

Main characters: Harriet, Ole Golly

Summary

Meet Harriet, a young girl who thinks she’s a spy. Harriet’s spying gets her in trouble when her friends find her notebook filled with not so nice comments about them. How will Harriet survive? Will she ever spy again?


Al capone does my shirts by gennifer choldenko grade level 4 6

Al Capone Does My Shirts By: Gennifer CholdenkoGrade Level: 4-6

Special Needs

Published in 2006

Awards: Newberry Honor

Main characters: Moose, Natalie

Summary

The story of Moose trying to balance living on Alcatraz Island with his autistic sister and having a normal baseball filled life.


If a tree falls at lunch period by gennifer choldenko grade level 4 6

If a Tree Falls at Lunch PeriodBy: Gennifer CholdenkoGrade Level: 4-6

Multicultural

Gifted and Talented

Published in 2007

Main characters: Walk and Kristen

Summary

What if you found out that the one of your friends was actually your brother or sister? What if one was white and the other was black? Read along as Kristen and Walk struggle to fit in a their preppy day school and along the way become friends and then family.


The view from saturday by e l konigsburg grade level 4 6

The View From SaturdayBy: E.L. KonigsburgGrade Level: 4-6

Gifted and Talented

Published in 1998

Awards: Newberry Award

Main Characters: Ethan, Noah, Nadia, Julian

Summary

Meet the Souls, a group of friends that make up their 6th grade academic team. But, what makes the Souls the Souls. Read along to find out how a group of unlikely friends bonded together to win it all.


Silent to the bone by e l konigsburg grade level 7 9

Silent to the BoneBy: E.L. KonigsburgGrade Level: 7-9

Published in 2004

Main characters: Branwell, Connor

Summary

What if something so terrible happened that afterwards, you weren’t able to speak. That’s what happened to Branwell and now its up to Connor to solve the mystery of what happened and why Branwell is silent to the bone.


To kill a mockingbird by harper lee grade level 7 9

To Kill A MockingbirdBy: Harper LeeGrade Level: 7-9

Published in 1960

Awards: Pulitzer Prize

Main characters: Scout, Jem, Atticus

Summary

Meet Scout, a young girl from a small Alabama town. This is the story of what happens one summer when tragedy strikes this small town.


The westing game by ellen raskin grade level 7 9

The Westing GameBy: Ellen RaskinGrade Level 7-9

Published in 1978

Awards: Newberry Award

Main characters: All the tenants of Sunset Apartments

Summary

A whodunit mystery involving murder, chess, Uncle Sam, and a crazy cast of characters. Can you solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again?


Deenie by judy blume grade levels 7 9

Deenie By: Judy BlumeGrade Levels: 7-9

Published in 1976

Main character: Deenie

Summary

A story of a beautiful young girl who’s mother wants her to be a model. Deenie just wants to live a normal life. Read along as Deenie finds out that she is far from normal and how she struggles to regain normalcy in her life.


The catcher in the rye by j d salinger grade level 7 9

The Catcher in the RyeBy: J.D. SalingerGrade Level 7-9

Published in 1945

Main character: Holden

Summary

Follow Holden on his journey through New York City as he struggles to find himself.


The heart is a lonely hunter by carson mccullers grade level 7 9

The Heart is A Lonely HunterBy: Carson McCullersGrade Level: 7-9

Published in 1940

Special needs

Main characters: John, Spiros, Mick

Summary

This the story of the relationship between John and Spiros who are both deaf mutes. Life changes dramatically when Spiros ends up in a mental facility


Historical fiction

Historical Fiction


John paul george ben by lane smith grade level k 3

John, Paul, George, & BenBy: Lane SmithGrade Level: K-3

Published in 2006

Main Characters: John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, Ben Franklin

Summary

Have you ever wondered what our founding fathers were like as children? Was George Washington always honest? Di d Paul Revere always yell? What about Ben, did he have a comment for everything? Read and find out!


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The Journal of Ben Uchida, Citizen 13559Mirror Lake Internment CampBy: Barry DenenbergGrade Level: 4-6

Multicultural book

Published in 1999

Main character: Ben Uchida

Summary

Story of a boy’s life in an American internment camp for the Japanese following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Read along as Ben tries to lead a normal life, playing baseball and making friends inside Mirror Lake Camp.


My secret war the wwii diary of madeline beck by mary pope osborne grade level 4 6

My Secret War: The WWII Diary of Madeline Beck By : Mary Pope OsborneGrade level 4-6

Published in 2000

Main characters: Madeline, Mom, Dad, Johnny, Theo , Clara

Summary

A young girl’s diary of her life in New York at the beginning of WWII. Read along as Madeline takes the call of duty into her hands against German spies.


Jackie and me by dan gutman grade level 4 6

Jackie and Me By: Dan GutmanGrade Level 4-6

Multicultural

Published in 1999

Main characters: Joe Stoshack, Jackie Robinson

Summary

Follow along on as Joe travels back in time to meet the great Jackie Robinson. While visiting Jackie, Joe learns the hardships of being black in the 1940s.


Miss garner s book review

The Roman NewsThe Greatest Newspaper in CivilizationBy: Andrew Langley and Philip de Souza Grade Level: 7-9

Published in 2000

Main characters: Various historical Roman figures

Summary

Read about some of Rome’s greatest events in the greatest newspaper of all.


Non fiction biographies informational

Non-Fiction: Biographies&Informational


Celia cruz queen of salsa by veronica chambers illustrated by julie maron grade level k 3

Celia Cruz, Queen of SalsaBy: Veronica ChambersIllustrated by: Julie MaronGrade Level K-3

Published in 2007

Summary

A biography of the life of salsa queen, Celia Cruz. Follow along on her journey from her childhood in Havana to her stardom on the stage.


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Accidents May HappenFifty Inventions Discovered by MistakeBy: Charlotte Foltz JonesIllustrated by John O’BrienGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1998

Summary

Have you ever wondered where some of history’s greatest inventions came from? What if I told you they were mistakes? Find out how bread was discovered, what cracked the Liberty bell, and much more.


Anne frank the diary of a young girl grade level 4 6

Anne FrankThe Diary of a Young GirlGrade Level: 4-6

Published in 1953

Main character: Anne Frank

Summary

Anne’s incredible diary about her life while in hiding and later in a Nazi concentration camp


Independent dames by laurie halse anderson illustrated by matt faulkner grade level 7 9

Independent Dames By: Laurie Halse AndersonIllustrated by: Matt FaulknerGrade Level: 7-9

Published in 2008

Summary

Meet some of America’s finest women who lended a hand during the Revolutionary War. Learn the truth about some of history’s myths about women in battle.


I am scout the biography of harper lee by charles shields grade level 7 9

I Am ScoutThe Biography of Harper LeeBy: Charles ShieldsGrade Level: 7-9

Published in 2008

Summary

A biography of one of America’s greatest, reclusive authors. Learn the history and background that go into Lee’s groundbreaking book To Kill a Mockingbird.


Miss garner s book review

The End for Now. Thanks Jen for introducing me to so Many Great kids books! This show would have gone on forever if I added every book I read this semester.(Don’t Click or Music will stop)


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