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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:
Freddi Williams Evans
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A story based on real events of a community that works together to gain civil rights.
Author:
Virginia Kroll
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
In this story about Japan, tradition prohibits Kimiko from flying a carp flag on Children's Day like her brother, but her parents surprise her with a gift of her own.
Author:
Harry Mazer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old boy moves with his family to California after his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor
Author:
Harry Mazer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old boy witnesses the attack on Pearl Harbor and helps with the resuce efforts while searching for his father, who served on the U.S.S. Arizona
Author:
Ellen Levine
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Informative children's book about the underground railroad.
Author:
Karen B. Winnick
Reading Level:
Genre:
Fiction
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This useful reading guide will help engage young readers as they read Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, a children's book based on a true story about a girl who writes a letter to Abraham Lincoln. It includes 4 active reading helpers that will help children identify new vocabulary, make prediction
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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.