My Booklist

  • Books! Books! Books!

    We are the authors of our own reading life!

    We are our own bosses of reading!

    We have tons and tons of just right books.
    What is a "Just right" book? A just right books reads fluently. We understand what we read and it sounds smooth when we read it. We have expression and we notice punctuation. We get stuck in a "Too hard" book. We don't have fluency and we have to stop a lot. We don't have expression and we don't really understand what we're reading.

    If we pick out a book and we find out it's too hard.....we are going to put it back and get another one.

    We are excited to read at school and at home. We are going to keep track of our books, and pages, and time that we read in our reading logs. We keep our logs in our "My Reading Life" folders.
    We can write about our reading in our "Reader's notebooks" if we want to.

    The more we read the more places we can visit, the more people we meet, and more things we learn and the better readers we become.


  • The Box Car Children

    The Box Car Children

    by Gertrude Chandler Warner Year Published: Average
    Four children alone. No one knows where they came from. Several mysteries await them and you!

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Black Water Swamp

    by Bill Wallace Year Published: Challenging

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Buzzy the bumblebee

    Buzzy the bumblebee

    by Denise Brennan-Nelson Year Published: Easy Reading

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Cactus Hotel

    by Brenda Z. Guberson Year Published:
    Describes the life cycle of the giant saguaro cactus, with an emphasis on its role as a home for other desert dweller.
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  • Freckle Juice

    by Judy Blume Year Published:
    Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.
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  • Holes

    by Louis Sachar Year Published:
    A zany, mysterious, funny book about Stanley Yelnats and how he changes his family's bad luck.
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  • Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    by Richard and Florence Atwater Year Published: Challenging
    Mr. Popper, talented penguins, the stage......Great fun lies ahead.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Muggie Maggie

    by Beverly Cleary Year Published:
    Maggie resists learning cursive writing in the third grade, until she discovers knowing how to read and write cursive promises to open an entirely new world of knowledge for her.
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  • Paddle to the Sea

    by Holling Clancy Holling Year Published: Challenging

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • The Wall

    by Bunting Year Published: Average
    A great book for Veteran's Day

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • The Westing Game

    by Ellen Raskin Year Published:
    The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
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  • Verdi

    by Janell Cannon Year Published:
    A young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.
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  • Weslandia

    by Paul Fleishman Year Published:
    Wesley's garden produces a crop of huge, strange plants which provide him with clothing, shelter, food, and drink, thus helping him create his own civilization and changing his life.
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Other Great Reads

  • George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides

    by Rosalyn Schanzer Year Published:
    Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.
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  • Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: Challenging
    A boy named Brian is on a trip to the Canadian oilfields to spend the summer with his dad. The pilot of the Cessna he is traveling in suffers a heart attack and dies. Brian must land the plane in the forest. Brian learns to exist in in this wilderness. He faces many dangers including hunger, animal attacks, and even a tornado. This book gives the reader a better understanding of what it is like to survive in an untamed land.

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  • The Borrowers

    by Mary Norton Year Published: Average
    Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to migrate from their home under the clock.
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  • The Library Card

    by Jerry Spinelli Year Published: Average
    These four short stories follow children with a problem. One is a shoplifter and vandal; one is not allowed to watch her beloved TV; one is homeless and living in a car; and one is in a hijacked bookmobile. A blank, blue library card mysteriously appears somewhere in each story, and it manages to make things better every time.

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  • Thank you, Mr. Falker

    Thank you, Mr. Falker

    by Patricia Polacco Year Published: Average
    A book of praise from a little girl to man who changed her life.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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Realistic Fiction



  • Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast

    by Jack Prelutsky Year Published: Average
    Meet monsters that once filled the earth and sky in poetic form.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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