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Books

The Snowman

By: Raymond Briggs

Illus. in full color. A wordless story. The pictures have "the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night....

The Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum
adapted by Daisy Alberto; illustrated by: W. W. Denslow

This classic Stepping Stone edition, brings the classic Wizard of Oz tale to first chapter book readers. Includes art from the original Wizard of Oz!

The Boy and the Tigers

By: Helen Bannerman
illustrated by: Valeria Petrone

When a little boy named Rajani ventures into the jungle, he runs into several tigers who make him give them his fine new red coat, blue trousers, purple shoes with crimson linings, and even his green umbrella!...


The Color Kittens

By: Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by: Alice and Martin Provensen

Once there were two color kittens with green eyes, Brush and Hush . . .So goes the rollicking tale of two pouncy kittens who make all the colors in the world. First published more than 50 years ago, this...

Jane Eyre

By: Charlotte Bronte
adapted by: Jane E. Gerver

Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre, leads a lonely life until she finds a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the...

When Mermaids Sleep

By: Ann Bonwill
illustrated by: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

   In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's...


Blubber

By: Judy Blume

Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale...

The Secret Garden

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
adapted by James Howe; illustrated by: Nancy Sippel Carpenter

The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.  


Resources

Peaceweaver

By: Rebecca Barnhouse

BOOK TALK
Sixteen-year-old Hild has the gift of being far-minded; she can see things before they happen which is why she killed the man who was going to stab her cousin, the king’s son. However,...

Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

BOOK TALK
Jake and Abigail Porter have names for one another.  He calls her "The Great One" because she thinks she is so great.  She calls him "The Pain" because he is.  Jake only eats "white foods,"...