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Author:
Lulu Delacre
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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Learn about Puerto Rican Carnival with Ramon, who longs to masquerade along with the older boys, the vejigantes, in the month-long celebration in Puerto Rico.
Author:
David Adler
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
Ederle, known as Trudy, became an international superstar in 1926 when she was the first woman to swim across the English Channel. This book shows the successes and failures and hard work Trudy faced on her quest to swim the Channel. But it also paints a beautiful portrait of the friendship betwe
Author:
Gary Hines
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Loosely based on real events, the story of Teddy Roosevelt's son's efforts to have a Christmas tree in the White House.
Author:
Herman Parish
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Amelia Bedelia wants a wonderful new bike, but her Mom says it’s too expensive. Thismeans Amelia Bedelia must find her own way to earn the money she needs. Come alongwith Amelia Bedelia on her first job!
Author:
Jane O'Connor
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Nancy is at it again! Her new boutique is a great success, but when her little sister’s birthdayparty is threatened by bad weather, Nancy must put her creativity - and her store! - to use tosave the day!
Author:
Nathan Zimelman
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The second graders of Newton Barnaby School are on a mission! They need to earn enoughmoney for a class trip to the Statue of Liberty. Follow the tale in the very own words of SusanOlson, treasurer and reporter of the second grade class.
Author:
Emily Jenkins
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Lemonade in Winter: a Book About Two Kids Counting Money tells the story of Pauline and John-John, who decide to spend a snowy winter’s day setting up a lemonade stand and selling cups to their friends and neighbors.  As the siblings spend and make money, you will learn how to
Author:
Nancy Kelly Allen
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Organic farmer Truman Worth makes a living off the land, so it’s important to him to alwaysknow how much his crops will be worth. Help Farmer Worth keep track of his farm andfigure out how much money he can make!
Author:
A. Lafaye
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Dynamic portrayal of two boys longing for something they no longer have and finding the resources to face the future. This story offers a fresh perspective on the thousands of children who moved west via the Orphan Trains in the late 19th century.
Author:
Jean Fritz
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Fritz maintains her reputation for fresh and lively historical writing with this biography of the 19th-century American feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), imparting to her readers not just a sense of Stanton's accomplishments but a picture of the greater society Stanton strove to change
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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.