Recommended Reading

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Using Math to Build a Skyscraper
By Hillary Koll, Steve Mills & William Baker

Data and fact boxes – Charts, Graphs, Tables – Problem-solving activities and math challenges, with answer guide and helpful math tips – Glossary Grades 4-6

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The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. First published in 1964 by Harper & Row, it has become one of Silverstein’s best known titles and has been translated into numerous languages.  Grades K-3

Three Little Sheep

Three Little Sheep/Dibe Yazhi Taa‘go Baa Hane’
By Seraphine Yazzie

 A Navajo story written in both English and Navajo about three little sheep who set out on their own, unaware that they are being followed by a hungry coyote.  A “Three Little Pigs” variant.

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The BFG
By Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is Dr. Roberson’s favorite author. The BFG (short for “Big Friendly Giant”) was first published in 1982. The book was an expansion of a story told in Danny, the Champion of the World, an earlier Dahl book. An animated film based on the book was released in 1989 with David Jason providing the voice of the BFG and Amanda Root as the voice of Sophie. It has also been adapted as a theatre performance.

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The Rainbow Fish
By Marcus Pfister

The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning children’s book drawn and written by Marcus Pfister, and translated into English by J. Alison James. The book is best known for its morals about the value of being an individual and for the distinctive shiny foil scales of Rainbow Fish. DHX Media turned the story into a 26-episode animated television series of the same name, which has aired on the HBO Family television channel in the United States since 1999.  Grades K-3

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Bridge to Terabithia
By Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children’s literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 byThomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal.  Grades K-3

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam. It features a caterpillar who eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. The winner of many children’s literature awards and a major graphic design award, it was voted the number two children’s picture book in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers.  Grades K-3

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Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Originally published in 1916 under the title Mountain Interval, this volume contains many of Frost’s finest and most moving poems. In addition to the title poem: “An Old Man’s Winter Night,” “In the Home Stretch,” “Meeting and Passing,” “Putting in the Seed,” “A Time to Talk,” many more. All complete and unabridged. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  Grades 4-6

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Bud, Not Buddy
By Christopher Paul Curtis

It’s 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he’s on a mission. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud’s got an idea that those posters will lead to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him. Grades 4-6