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Author:
Ellen Klages
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Two girls spend a year in Los Alamos as their parents work on the secret gadget that will end World War II. Dewey is a mechanically minded 10-year-old who gets along fine with the scientists at the site, but is teased by girls her own age who find themselves residents of this secretive, scientifi
Author:
Matthew A Cherry
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her--and her hair--happy.
Author:
Belle Yang
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A young Chinese girl and her parents immigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.
Author:
Janet Shaw
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A springtime story with insights into life on the frontier in 1854 (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Shana Corey
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
This picture book tells the story of Juliette Gordon Low and her founding of the Girl Scouts. Primary source quotes are integrated into the book's illustrations to support the main narrative.
Author:
Mazer Harry
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 17 year old defies his mother's wishes and enlists in the Marines during World War II
Author:
Linda Granfield
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Biography of the author of the poem "High Flight," Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot John Magee.
Author:
Sally Morgan
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Addresses the creation, growth, and future of cities.
Author:
Thomas Schumacher
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explore the world of theater with this beautifully illustrated book. This book includes insight into the people, places, occupations, and equipment of the performing arts world.
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.
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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.