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Grades 4-5 : By Title : d


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D'AULAIRES' BOOK OF TROLLS

By: Ingri d'Aulaire

In their unique style, the d'Aulaires have  created a wonderful picture book about these strange  long-ago inhabitants of the wild Norwegian  mountains.

Dactyls! Dragons of the Air

By: Dr. Robert T. Bakker
illustrated by: Luis Rey

Dactyls. Flying Dragons. Pterodactylus. Whatever you call them, they are simply wonderful! Renowned paleontologist Dr. Robert T. Bakker explains how scientists observe fossils and living animals to determine...

Daddy-Long-Legs

By: Jean Webster
illustrated by Jean Webster; introduction by: Ann M. Martin

Bright and lively Judy Abbott is an orphan who dreams of escaping the drudgery of her life at the John Grier Home. One day she receives a marvelous opportunity—a wealthy male benefactor has agreed...


Daddy-Long-Legs

By: Jean Webster
illustrated by Jean Webster; introduction by: Ann M. Martin

An orphaned girl named Judy Abbott and an unknown, unseen benefactor who sends her to college and whom she refers to as "Daddy-Long-Legs" are the two principals in this immensely popular modern-day...

Daisy-Head Mayzie

By: Dr. Seuss

When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head, she is faced with her classmates' taunts, her parents' dismay, and a publicity agent's greed. How poor Mayzie learns that love is more...

Daisy-Head Mayzie

By: Dr. Seuss
illustrated by: Jan Geradi

Daisy goes back to her roots!   Think you know Daisy-Head Mayzie? Think again! With all-new illustrations and a revised plot based on Dr. Seuss’s original screenplay and signature-style sketches,...


Dancing in the Streets of Brooklyn

By: April Lurie

For thirteen-year-old Judy Strand, summers in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, bustle with games of stickball played in the street, fun-filled outings to neighboring Coney Island, and her family’s yearly trip...

DANCING MOONS

By: Nancy Wood

The world is hard up for the simple things that abound in nature. We long for what nature can reveal, the essential truths that connect us to the core of life itself. Following the spiritual philosophy...

Dancing Shoes

By: Noel Streatfeild

Aunt Cora is determined to turn two orphans, perky Hilary and sullen Rachel, into members of her dance troupe. But Rachel wants to keep Hilary from being one of Wintle’s Little Wonders—is it...


Resources

The Daring Adventures of Penhaligon Brush

By: Sally Jones Rogan
illustrated by: Christian Slade

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The Dead Gentleman

By: Matthew Cody

BOOK TALK
 
Welcome to the world of the Explorer’s Society.  A secret, determined group of scholars and explorers whose main goal is to search out those secret portals in the world which...

Dear Levi and Dear Austin

By: Elvira Woodruff

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Dear Levi

and
Dear Austin
Elvira Woodruff
Grades 5-8
Elvira Woodruff details the rich history of two important periods in American history as she captures...


Dear Malala, We Stand with You Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Rosemary McCarney
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, a former school librarian and chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee

An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world.
 
Malala became the youngest...

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Death by Toilet Paper Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Donna Gephart

Fans of Louis Saachar will welcome the adventures of a contest-crazed seventh grader who uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction.
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The Death of Yorik Mortwell

By: Stephen Messer
illustrated by: Gris Grimly

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In life, orphaned Yorik was a poor servant and in death he finds himself being ordered around by the Princess of the Aviary Glade. She commands him to haunt the Estate like ghosts...


Dia de los Ninos / Dia de los Libros

By: Pat Mora

A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team

Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending...

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Discovering Family Stories and Histories


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Doglands

By: Tim Willocks

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Every mother wants her children’s lives to be better, and Keeva was no different. If they could escape the slave owners, forced labor and frequent abuse, she wanted them to...


Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: John Shroades

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Dragon Keepers #4: The Dragon in the Volcano

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: John Shroades

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The fourth book in the Dragon Keepers series could cost Emmy, Daisy, and Jesse their lives—or, at the very, least permanent bodily damage.  Emmy leaves the cramped garage where she lives...

Dragon Keepers #5: The Dragon in the Sea

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Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy have the underwater adventure of their lives when they find a Thunder Egg only to have it stolen from them by an evil mer-mage and a sea kelpie.  Jesse and...


Dust Devil

By: Anne Isaacs
illustrated by: Paul O. Zelinsky

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