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The Kite Fighters

By: Linda Sue Park

In Seoul, Korea, in 1473, Young-sup and his older brother Kee-sup are excited about the New Year kite competition. Young-sup is an expert at kite flying. He knows just what his kite wants him to do. Kee-sup...

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein

By: Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer
illustrated by: Christine Davenier

"a lovely and pointed reminder that America is a land of many 'great holidays.'"—Publishers WeeklyRachel Rosenstein is determined to celebrate Christmas this year—and the fact that her family...

Mrs. Katz and Tush

By: Patricia Polacco

Larnel doesn't know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten. Mrs. Katz agrees on one condition: that Larnel help her take care of the kitten she names Tush. When...


The Quilt

By: Gary Paulsen

1944. Wartime. A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother Alida in a small town near the Canadian border. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms....

Seesaw Girl

By: Linda Sue Park
illustrated by: Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng

Impatient with the constraints put on her as an aristocratic girl living in 17th-century Korea, 12-year-old Jade Blossom determines to see beyond her small world.Jade Blossom can never go beyond her family's...

Mrs. Katz and Tush

By: Patricia Polacco

In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a  young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an  elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship  through their mutual concern...


Monsoon Summer

By: Mitali Perkins

Jasmine “Jazz” Gardner heads off to India during the monsoon season. The family trip is her mother’s doing: Mrs. Gardner wants to volunteer at the orphanage that cared for her when she...

A Sweet Year

By: Mark Podwal

The Jewish year is blessed with many holidays, and each one has its special food. From Rosh Hashanah to Shavuot, from the Seder meal to the Sabbath meal, food celebrates the season and commemorates the...

Written in Stone

By: Rosanne Parry

   Rosanne Parry author of Heart of a Shepherd, shines a light on Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s, a time of critical cultural upheaval.   Pearl...


Resources

Out of Nowhere

By: Maria Padian

BOOK TALK
Tom Bouchard occupied his time with three things: soccer, school and girls. Not necessarily in that order. Senior year was going to be sweet for Tom and his best friend Donnie. But when...

Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)

By: Barbara Park
illustrated by: Denise Brunkus

BOOK TALK
I am Junie B.  I like Thanksgiving, but I do not like pumpkin pie.  I like the list we are riting writing for Mr. Scary’s class bout the things we are thankful for.  My 2 favorite things...