2nd Quarter Literature- Themes: Courage, Diversity, Survival, Preserving Childhood Literature

(Ebk- refers to E-book with Follet), (oop- refers to out of print book)
Some oops books may be listed in this document because some of the MISD libraries currently have them on their shelves and would provide a good resources. Other books that are similiar based on content and skill are listed as well and may be used as substitutes.
Pushing up the Sky (Ebk)
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812 BRU
Uses drama to tell seven different stories from Native American traditions including the Abenaki, Ojibway, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Snohomish, Tlingit, and Zuni.
http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/california/students/grade2/book2/unit6/pushing-up-the-sky
http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/Pushing-Up-The-Sky-Snohomish.html
2nd Grade Text, Book 2.2, page 442
Beware: R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories
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FIC STI
A selection of unsettling stories by such authors as Ray Bradbury, William Sleator, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, Jane Yolen, and Mr. Stine himself.
Bites: Scary Stories to Sink
Your Teeth Into
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FIC BIT
New works by some of today's most popular authors in a collection of vampire, werewolf and other spine-tingling tales that includes contributions by such writers as Peter Lerangis, Neal Shusterman and Ellen Wittlinger.
Share a Scare: WritinYour Own Scary Story
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808.83 LOE
Gives tips and tools on how to start writing scary stories.
Turn readers into writers. Using a single or small number of genre specific works, this new series explores the tools all beginning writers need. Each title includes a review list of key concepts, at least four exercises for getting started, and numerous writing tips.
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/ghosts-fear-language-arts-237.html
Wait Till Helen Comes
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FIC HAH
Molly and Michael dislike their bratty new stepsister Heather but realize that they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom.
Time for Andrew
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FIC HAH
Drew is drawn 80 years into the past to trade places with a relative who is dying of diphtheria in Missouri.
Christina's Ghost
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FIC REN
Christina's summer in a spooky, isolated Victorian house with her grumpy uncle turns into a ghostly adventure.
Ghost of Fossil Glen
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FIC DeF
Allie tries hard to deal with her very active imagination, expecially when she hears the voice and finds the diary of a girl found dead in Fossil Glen.
I Survived... (Series)
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FIC TAR
Series by Lauren Tarshis
RoadRunner's Dance
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FIC ANA
Because Rattlesnake has taken over the road and will not let any of the people or animals in the village use it, Desert Woman enlists the aid of the other animals to create a strange new creature with the necessary tools to overcome Rattlesnake.
http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/national/students/grade4/book1/unit3/roadrunners-dance
http://www.ehow.com/info_10015626_roadrunners-dance-activities.html
http://plew.okaloosaschools.wikispaces.net/Gr4ReadingUnit3
Also available on Texas Treasures, pg 574-591
Aesops Fables- A Fox and the Crane-
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398.24 FIE
A Fox and the Crane- Fable by Aesop
Includes animal tales, folklore, and morals often used to educate children in origin stores and character values.
http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_aesop_fox_crane.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-fpvOps8_w&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
Texas Treasures, pg 14
Trick of the Tale: A Collection of Trickster Tales
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398.2 MAT
An illustrated collection of tales featuring notable trickster characters such as Raven and Hare, from the folk traditions of many countries.
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India
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398.2 MCD
Monkey is hungry for the delicious mangoes on the island in the river, but he can't swim! How will he get there? Crocodile offers to carry Monkey across the water on his back, so Monkey hops aboard. Trouble is, Crocodile is hungry, too—for Monkey! Will clever Monkey come up with a way to get the mangoes and escape Crocodile's sharp teeth? Master storyteller and artist Gerald McDermott brings the vibrant colors of India to his telling of this classic trickster tale, which has plenty of cleverness and a sprinkling of mischief.
http://activities.macmillanmh.com/reading/treasures/stories/olteachres/5104080.html
http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/TTravis/reading_class_3rd.cfm?subpage=1348646
http://dukes.stark.k12.oh.us/TIS/trickster.html
Pigboy: A Trickster Tale from Hawaii
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398.2 MCD
Pig-Boy is hairy. Pig-Boy is dirty. Pig-Boy is hungry! And when trouble comes, he knows just what to do. (Of course, escaping trouble comes easily to a trickster, who can shape-shift his way out of sticky situations just in time!). With the tropical colors and cadences of the islands, master artist and storyteller Gerald McDermott brings irrepressible humor and energy to a Hawaiian trickster tale that's been beloved for generations.
http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?pag=3&bookID=00000819
http://activities.macmillanmh.com/reading/treasures/stories/olteachres/5104080.html
http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/TTravis/reading_class_3rd.cfm?subpage=1348646
http://dukes.stark.k12.oh.us/TIS/trickster.html
A Walk in the Desert
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577.54 JOH
Describes the climate, soil, plants, and animals of North American deserts and the ways in which the plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to survive.
http://activities.macmillanmh.com/reading/treasures/stories/story_lessonlist/41010100.html
http://quizlet.com/365611/a-walk-in-the-desert-flash-cards/

Books by William Joyce
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
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E JOY
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore http://morrislessmore.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adzywe9xeIU&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
Ipad app:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fantastic-flying-books-mr./id438052647?mt=8
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/joyce/
The Leaf Men
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E JOY
A special miracle happens on a moonlit night in this dazzling account of fearless doodlebugs and their quest to save a fading garden.
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
http://guardiansofchildhoodbooks.com/author.php
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/joyce/
A Day With Wilbur Robinson
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E JOY
While spending the day in the Robinson household, Wilbur's best friend joins in the search for Grandfather Robinson's missing false teeth and meets one wacky relative after another.
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Meet_the_Robinsons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_the_Robinsons
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/joyce/
George Shrinks
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E JOY
Taking care of a cat and a baby brother turns into a series of comic adventures when George wakes up to find himself shrunk to the size of a mouse.
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/joyce/
http://pbskids.org/georgeshrinks/caregiver/index.html
The Man in the Moon
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E JOY
Magical picture book tells the tale of MiM, the Man in the Moon, who guards the hopes and dreams of Earth's children.
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
http://www.theguardiansofchildhoodbooks.com/mim.php
http://youtu.be/owjCCY1TR04
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/joyce/
Santa Calls
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E JOY
Art Aimesworth receives a mysterious summons from Santa Claus and he shares a Christmas adventure with his sister that brings them closer together.
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/joyce/
http://margodill.com/blog/2009/12/25/un-forgettable-friday-santa-calls-by-william-joyce/
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core
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E JOY
Forget the bunny trail -- E. Aster Bunnymund is on a warpath to find the evil Pitch, the Nightmare King.
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
http://www.theguardiansbooks.com/bunnymund.php
Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
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E JOY
Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings, a battle Nicholas can win only if he finds five other Guardians in time.
http://www.williamjoyce.com/
http://www.theguardiansofchildhoodbooks.com/north.php