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Me and the Measure of Things

By: Joan Sweeney
illustrated by: Annette Cable

The energetic narrator of Me Counting Time and Me on the Map is back, this time introducing young readers to the units of measure. What’s the difference between a cup and an ounce? What gets measured...

Me and My Family Tree

By: Joan Sweeney
illustrated by: Annette Cable

Following the successful model of Me on the Map, Sweeney demystifies an abstract concept by presenting it from a child's point of view. In Me and My Family Tree, a young girl uses simple language, her...

Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

By: Jerry Stanley

Illus. with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children...


The Little Butterfly

By: Sherry Shahan

From tiny caterpillar to beautiful butterfly, the life cycle of the monarch unfolds in this fascinating and educational Pictureback. The engaging text and realistic photographs follow a little monarch...

Alia's Mission

By: Mark Alan Stamaty

The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed in the war.It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the...

Tillie the Terrible Swede

By: Sue Stauffacher
illustrated by: Sarah McMenemy

When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles...


Me Counting Time

By: Joan Sweeney
illustrated by: Annette Cable

How long is a second? Can you count a minute? What is a decade? How many years are in a century?Me Counting Time can show you! From a second to a minute to an hour to a day — and all the way to a...

Me and My Place in Space

By: Joan Sweeney
illustrated by: Annette Cable

Where is the earth?  Where is the sun?  Where are the stars?Now in a Dragonfly edition, here is an out-of-this world introduction to the universe for children.  With earth...


Resources

Outcasts United

By: Warren St. John

BOOK TALK
Refugee families from countries such as Albania, Bosnia, Somali, Liberia, Burundi, and Sudan are being relocated to Clarkston, Georgia. The local citizens are not happy with the influx of...