All these books were
published in 1996.
Brown, Marc. Arthur
Writes a Story. (Little)
Clements, Andres. Temple Cat.. Illustrated by Kate
Dionetti, Michelle. Painting the Wind. Illustrated
by Kevin Hawkes. (Little)
Henkes, Kevin. Lillys Purple Plastic Purse.
Hubbard, Patricia. My Crayons Talk. Illustrated by
G. Brian Karas. (Holt)
Johnston, Tony. The Wagon. (Tambourine)
Meddaugh, Susan. Martha Blah Blah. (Houghton)
Pilkey, Dav. The Paperboy. (Orchard)
Schroeder, Alan. Minty. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
Silverman, Erica. Gittels Hands. Illustrated
by Deborah Nourse Lattimore. (BridgeWater)
Sisulu, Elinor. The Day Gogo Went to Vote. Illustrated
by Sharon Wilson. (Little)
Stevenson, James. Yard Sale. (Greenwillow)
Early Reader Books (1)
(Fiction books with
large print and limited vocabulary, hence useful for the early reader)
Howard Arthur. When
I Was Five. (Harcourt)
Transitional Books (1)
(Fiction books with
numerous pictures in which the text conveys meaning independent
of the illustrations; useful for the newly-fluent reader as a transition
to longer books)
by Ellen Joe Sasaki. (Bantam)
(Books of prose that
may have some basis in fact but which are primarily a product of
the authors imagination)
DeFelice, Cynthia. The
Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker. (Farrar)
Gilbert, Barbara. Stone Water. (Front Street)
Klass, David. Danger Zone. (Scholastic/Hardcover)
Knight, Eric. Lassie Come-Home. Illustrated by Jeffer.
Konigsburg, E. L. The View from Saturday. (Atheneum)
Levy, Marilyn. Run for Your Life. (Houghton)
Lowry, Lois. See You Around, Sam! (Houghton)
McKelvey, Douglas. The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog.
Myers, Walter. Slam! (Scholastic)
Schroeder, Alan. Satchmos Blues. Illustrated
by Floyd Cooper. (Doubleday)
Southgate, Martha. Another Way to Dance. (Delacorte)
Temple, Frances. The Bedouins Gazelle. (Orchard)
(A collection of
fictional short stories by one or more authors)
Asher, Sandy. But Thats Another Story.
- General Works / Computers
Multimedia, the Complete Guide.
- Philosophy and Psychology
Sherrow, Victoria. Bioethics
and High-Tech Medicine. (21st Century Books)
- Religions (1)
Maestro, Betsy. The Story of Religion. Illustrated
by Giulio Maestro. (Clarion)
- Social Sciences (9)
Atkin, S. Voices from the Streets.
Blumberg, Rhoda. Full Steam Ahead. (National Geographic
Cha, Dia. Dias Story Cloth. (Lee & Low)
Chocolate, Deborah M. Kente Colors. Illustrated by
John Ward. (Walker)
Cole, Carolyn. Shades of L.A. (New Press)
Jukes, Mavis. Its a Girl Thing. Illustrated
by Debbie Tilley. (Knopf)
Kroll, Steven. Pony Express! Illustrated by Dan Andreasen.
Myers, Walter. One More River to Cross. (Harcourt)
Pascoe, Elaine. Mexico and the United States. (21st
- Folklore (7)
Climo, Shirley. A Treasury of Princesses.
Delacre, Lulu. Golden Tales. Illustrated by author.
Greene, Ellin. Ling-Li and the Phoenix Fairy. Illustrated
by Zong-Zhou Wang. (Clarion)
Hamilton, Virginia. When Birds Could Talk & Bats Could
Sing. Illustrated by Barry Moser. (Scholastic/Blue Sky)
Martin, Rafe. Mysterious Tales of Japan. Illustrated
by Tatsuro Kiuchi. (Putnam)
Pollock, Penny. The Turkey Girl. Illustrated by Ed
Wisniewski, David. Golem. Illustrated by author. (Clarion)
- Languages (1)
Shannon, George. Tomorrows Alphabet. Illustrated
by Donald Crews. (Greenwillow)
- Pure Sciences (10)
Daling, Tara. How to Babysit an Orangutan
Guiberson, Brenda. Into the Sea. Illustrated by Alix
Jarrow, Gail. The Naked Mole-Rat Mystery. (Lerner)
Jenkins, Steve. Big and Little. Illustrated by author.
Lauber, Patricia. Hurricanes. (Scholastic)
McMillan, Bruce. Jelly Beans for Sale. Photographed
by author. (Scholastic)
Ring, Elizabeth. What Rot! (Millbrook Press)
Sandved, Kjell. The Butterfly Alphabet. Photographs
by author. (Scholastic/Hardcover)
Schlein, Miriam. The Puzzle of the Dinosaur-Bird.
Wick, Walter. A Drop of Water. (Scholastic)
- Applied Science and Technology
Bartoletti, Susan. Growing Up in Coal Country.
Ganeri, Anita. Inside the Body. (Dorling Kindersley)
Hall, Zoe. The Apple Pie Tree. Illustrated by Shari
Halpern. (Scholastic/Blue Sky)
Kehret, Peg. Small Steps. (Whitman)
Krensky, Stephen. Breaking into Print. (Little)
Miles, John. The Ultimate Book of Cross-Sections.
Simon, Seymour. The Heart, Our Circulatory System.
Snedden, Robert. Yuck! A Big Book of Little Horrors.
- Arts (9)
Arnold, Caroline. Stories in Stone.
Photographs by Richard Hewett. (Clarion)
Czech, Ken. Snapshot. (Lerner)
Dahl, Lucy. James and the Giant Peach. (Disney Press)
Goldstein, Ernest. The Journey of Diego Rivera. (Lerner)
Hahn, Don. Disneys Animation Magic. (Disney
Igus, Toyomi. Going Back Home. Illustrated by Michelle
Wood. (Childrens Book Press)
Macy, Sue. Winning Ways. (Holt)
McGill, Ormond. Chalk Talks. Illustrated by Anne Green.
Micklethwait, Lucy. A Childs Book of Play in Art: Great
Pictures, Great Fun. (Dorling Kindersley)
- Literature (8)
Dickinson, Emily. Poems for Youth.
Illustrated by Thomas B. Allen. (Little)
Dyer, Jane. Animal Crackers. (Little)
Haskins, James. The Harlem Renaissance. (Millbrook
Ho, Minfong. Hush! Illustrated by Holly Meade. (Orchard)
Merriam, Eve. The Inner City Mother Goose. Illustrated
by David Diaz. (Simon)
Nye, Naomi. I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You. (Simon)
Prelutsky, Jack. A Pizza the Size of the Sun. Illustrated
by James Stevenson. (Greenwillow)
Schertle, Alice. Keepers. Illustrated by Ted Rand.
- Geography and History
Jaffe, Steven. Who Were the Founding Fathers?
Krupp, Robin. Lets Go Traveling in Mexico. (Morrow)
Leiner, Katherine. First Children. (Tambourine)
MacMillan, Dianne. Missions of the Los Angeles Area
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Ogbo. (Harcourt/Gulliver)
Presilla, Maricel. Mola. (Holt)
Ross, Jim. Dear Oklahoma City. (Walker)
Tunnell, Michael. The Children of Topaz. (Holiday
Waters, Kate. Tapenums Day. (Scholastic/Hardcover)
Yamane, Linda. Weaving a California Tradition. (Lerner)
920 - Biography -
Brewster, Hugh. Anastasias Album.
Cooney, Barbara. Eleanor. (Viking)
Fleischman, Sid. The Abracadabra Kid. (Greenwillow)
Freedman, Russell. The Life and Death of Crazy Horse.
Illustrated by Amos Bad Heart Bull. (Holiday House)
Reef, Catherine. John Steinbeck. (Clarion)
Sis, Peter. Starry Messenger. (Farrar)
Standley, Diane. Leonardo Da Vinci. (Morrow)
Winnick, Karen. Mr. Lincolns Whiskers. (Boyds
This list (along with annotations,
reading and interest levels, and curriculum connections for each
title) is available in The Dragon Lode, 16/2, Spring
1998, pp. 30-41. For your convenience,
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