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Author
Title
Location
Grade Level

Ada, Alma Flor

My Name is Maria Isabel

Fiction Ada

1-3

Alarcon, Francisco X.

Angels Ride Bikes and other Fall Poems

J Spanish 811.54 A321a

K-5

Aliki

Marianthe's story

PB Aliki

1-3

Altman, Linda

Amelia's Road

PB Altman

2-4

Bartone, Elisa

American Too

PB Bartone

K-4

Bradbury, Marie

More Than Anything Else

PB Bradbury

1-6

Bridges, Ruby

Through My Eyes

J 379.263 B851t

4-8

Bruchac, Joseph

The Dark Pond

Teen Fiction Bruchac

7-8

Bruchac, Joseph

Sacajawea

Fiction Bruchac

5-8

Bunting, Eve

Smoky Night

PB Bunting

3-5

Cameron, Ann

Colibri

Fiction Cameron

7-8

Cameron, Ann

Gloria's Way

Fiction Cameron

1-3

Cameron, Ann

More Stories Huey Tells

Fiction Cameron

1-4

Carvell, Marlene

Who Will Tell My Brother?

Teen Fiction Carvell

7-8

Cheng, Andrea

Honeysuckle House

Fiction Cheng

3-5

Choi, Sook Nyul

Halmoni and the Picnic

PB Choi

K-3

Choi, Sook Nyul

Year of Impossible Goodbyes

Fiction Choi

3-5

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Satchel Paige

J 92 Paige

2-5

Clinton, Cathryn

A Stone in My Hand

Fiction Clinton

5-7

Cohen, Barbara

Make a Wish, Molly

Fiction Cohen

1-3

Cohn, Diana

Si, Se Puede!

PB Spanish Cohn

3-5

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Bud, Not Buddy

Fiction Curtis

5-7

Curtis, Christopher Paul

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

Fiction Curtis

4-7

Curtis, Gavin

The Bat Boy and his Violin

PB Curtis

1-3

Davol, Marguerite

The Paper Dragon

PB Davol

K-3

Day, Nancy Raines

The Lion's Whiskers: An Ethiopian Folktale

PB Day

2-5

Demi

One Grain of Rice

PB Demi

2-6

Diakite, Baba

The Hunterman and the Crocodile

PB Diakite

1-5

Dillon, Leo and Diane

To Every Thing there is a Season

PB To

1-6

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

The Conch Bearer

Fiction Divakaruni

5-7

Dooley, Norah

Everybody Bakes Bread

PB Dooley

K-3

Dorris, Michael

Morning Girl

Fiction Dorris

3-5

Edwards, Pamela Duncan

Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad

PB Edwards

1-4

Ehlert, Lois

Cuckoo

J Spanish 398.22 E33c

K-3

Elya, Susan

Say Hola to Spanish

J 468.1E52s

K-4

English, Karen

Francie

Fiction English

5-8

English, Karen

Nadia's Hands

PB English

1-4

Erdrich, Louise

The Birchbark House

Fiction Erdrich

3-5

Evans, Lezlie

Can You Count Ten Toes?

Counting Evans

K-3

Franklin, Kristine

Grape Thief

Fiction Franklin

5-7

Garza, Carmen

In My Family

J Spanish 306.8508968 L839i

1-5

Goldin, Barbara Diamond

The Girl Who Lived with the Bears

PB Goldin

2-6

Grimes, Nikki

My Man Blue

J 811.54 G862m

3-6

Hamanaka, Sheila

All the Colors of the Earth

PB Hamanaka

1-4

Hamilton, Virginia

The Girl Who Spun Gold

PB Hamilton

2-6

Hamilton, Virginia

In the Beginning

J 291.24H221i

3-5

Hill, Fitzgerald

The Year of Miss Agnes

Fiction Hill

3-6

Ho, Minfong

The Stone Goddess

Fiction Ho

5-7

Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Virgie Goes to School with us Boys

PB Howard

1-4

Hurwitz, Joanna

New Shoes for Silvia

PB Hurwitz

K-1

Jiang, Ji-li

Red Scarf Girl

J 951.056 J61r

5-8

Johnston, Tony

Any Small Goodness

Fiction Johnston

5-7

Johnston, Tony

The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote

PB Johnston

K-2

Joseph, Lynn

The Color of My Words

Fiction Joseph

5-8

Konigsburg, E.L.

A View From Saturday

Fiction Konigsburg

5-7

Krishnaswami, Uma

Naming Maya

Fiction Krishnaswami

5-7

Kroll, Virginia

Masai and I

PB Kroll

1-3

Krull, Kathleen

Wilma Unlimited

J 92 Rudolph

2-5

Kurtz, Jane

Trouble

PB Kurtz

K-2

Lasky, Kathryn

Marven of the Great Northern Woods

PB Lasky

1-4

Lee, Milly

Nim and the War Effort

PB Lee

2-5

Lelooska, Chief

Echoes of the Elders

J 398.208997 L543e

3-6

Lester, Julius

Sam and the Tigers

PB Lester

K-3

Levine, Gail Carson

Dave at Night

Fiction Levine

4-8

Lewin, Ted

Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese Take Out

PB Lewin

K-4

Lewin, Ted

Market!

PB Lewin

K-3

Lewin, Ted

The Storytellers

PB Lewin

1-3

Lobel, Anita

Away from Home

Alphabet Lobel

K-3

Look, Lenore

Ruby Lu, Brave and True

Fiction Look

3-5

London, Jonathan

Ali: Child of the Desert

PB London

K-4

Lynch, Chris

Gold Dust

Fiction Lynch

5-8

McCully, Emily Arnold

Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun's Kung Fu

PB McCully

1-6

McKissack, Patricia

Run Away Home

Fiction McKissack

4-6

Martin, Rafe

The Rough-Face Girl

PB Martin

2-8

Medearis, Angela Shelf

Seven Spools of Thread

PB Medearis

K-4

Mikaelsen, Ben

Countdown

Fiction Mikaelsen

4-8

Mochizuki, Ken

Baseball Saved Us

PB Mochizuki

2-6

Mochizuki, Ken

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

J 92 Sugihara

3-6

Mollel, Tololwa

Subira, Subira

PB Mollel

1-6

Montes, Marisa

Please Don't Go! (Get Ready for Gabi)

Fiction Montes

3-5

Mora, Pat

Tomas and the Library Lady

PB Mora

K-3

Naidoo, Beverley

The Other Side of Truth

Fiction Naidoo

5-7

Namioka, Lensey

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

Fiction Namioka

3-5

Neuberger, Anne

The Girl-Son

Fiction Neuberger

3-8

Nye, Naomi Shihab

Sitti's Secrets

PB Nye

K-3

Nye, Naomi Shihab

This Same Sky

J 808.81936 N994t

5-7

Osborne, Mary Pope

Adaline Falling Star

Fiction Osborne

4-8

Osborne, Mary Pope

One World, Many Religions

J 291 O81o

3-5

Park, Linda Sue

A Single Shard

Fiction Park

3-6

Park, Linda Sue

When My Name was Keoko

Fiction Park

5-7

Perez, Amada

My Very Own Room

Spanish PB Perez

K-4

Perez, L. King

First Day in Grapes

PB Perez

1-3

Pilkey, Dav

The Paperboy

PB Pilkey

K-2

Pinkney, Brian

The Adventures of Sparrowboy

PB Pinkney

K-4

Polacco, Patricia

Chicken Sunday

PB Polacco

1-4

Polacco, Patricia

Mr. Lincoln's Way

PB Polacco

1-4

Pollock, Penny

The Turkey Girl

PB Pollock

2-5

Pomeranc, Marion Hess

The American Wei

PB Pomeranc

K-3

Pomerantz, Charlotte

You're Not My Best Friend Anymore

PB Pomerantz

K-2

Raschka, Chris

Yo! Yes?

PB Raschka

K-3

Ringgold, Faith

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

PB Ringgold

2-5

Ryan, Pam Munoz

Esperanza Rising

Fiction Ryan

5-8

Sabuda, Robert

The Blizzard's Robe

PB Sabuda

1-4

Sachar, Louis

Holes

Fiction Sachar

5-8

Salisbury, Graham

Under the Blood Red Sun

Fiction Salisbury

5-7

San Souci, Robert

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella

PB San Souci

2-6

San Souci, Robert

Fa Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior

PB San Souci

2-6

San Souci, Robert

Sukey and the Mermaid

PB San Souci

2-6

San Souci, Robert

A Weave of Words

PB San Souci

3-6

Say, Allen

Tea with Milk

PB Say

1-4

Schertle, Alice

Down the Road

PB Schertle

K-2

Seeger, Pete

Abiyoyo

PB Seeger

K-3

Shalant, Phyllis

When Pirates Came to Brooklyn

Fiction Shalant

3-5

Sierra, Judy

Nursery Tales Around the World

J 398.21 N974

K-2

Smith, Cynthia Leitch

Jingle Dancer

PB Smith

K-4

Soto, Gary

Chato and the Party Animals

PB Soto

K-2

Soto, Gary

Snapshots from the Wedding

PB Soto

1-3

Soto, Gary

Too Many Tamales

PB Soto

K-3

Souhami, Jessica

No Dinner!

PB Souhami

K-2

Stanley, Fay

The Last Princess

J 92 Kaiulani

3-5

Stolz, Joelle

The Shadows of Ghadames

Fiction Stolz

3-6

Taback, Simms

Joseph had a Little Overcoat

PB Taback

K-1

Taylor, Theodore

The Cay

Fiction Taylor

5-7

Thomassie, Tynia

Feliciana Feydra LeRoux: A Cajun Tall Tale

PB Thomassie

1-3

Wardlaw, Lee

Punia and the King of Sharks

PB Wardlaw

K-3

Weiss, Nicki

The World Turns Round and Round

PB Weiss

K-2

Wells, Rosemary

Yoko

PB Wells

K-1

Whelan, Gloria

Homeless Bird

Fiction Whelan

5-8

Wing, Natasha

Jalapeno Bagels

PB Wing

K-3

Wolff, Virginia Euwer

Bat 6

Fiction Wolff

5-7

Woodruff, Elvira

The Orphan of Ellis Island

Fiction Woodruff

4-6

Yep, Laurence

The Khan's Daughter: A Mongolian Folktale

PB Yep

2-6

Yep, Laurence

The Traitor: Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1885

Fiction Yep

5-7

Zephaniah, Benjamin

Refugee Boy

Teen Fiction Zephaniah

7-8

 

 
 


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