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LIBR 465: Literature for Children

This course, designed for librarians, supervisors, and teachers in the elementary school, is about the evaluation of books for children aged three through twelve.

Reading Choice List

Reading Choice List


Avi. (2003) Don't you know there's a war on? New York, NY: HarperCollins. 

Benjamin, A. (2015). The thing about jellyfish. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. [Get this from MeLCat]

Burkinshaw, K. (2016) The last cherry blossom. New York, NY: Sky Pony Press. [Get this from MeLCat]

Coles, R. (1995). The story of Ruby Bridges. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Coville, B. (1997). The skull of truth. New York, NY: Harcourt Books.

Creech, S. (1994). Walk two moons. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Creech, S. (2001). Love that dog. New York, NY: Joanna Cotler Books.

Curtis, C. P. (1995). The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963. New York, NY: Yearling.

Curtis, C. P. (1999). Bud, not Buddy. New York, NY: Random House.

Curtis, C. P. (2007). Elijah of Buxton. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Curtis, C. P. (2012). The mighty Miss Malone. New York, NY: Wendy Lamb Books.

DiCamillo, K. (2000). Because of Winn Dixie. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Gantos, J. (1998). Joey Pigza swallowed the key. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Haddix, M. P. (1995). Running out of time. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books.

Hesse, K. (1997). Out of the dust. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Hickox, R. (1999). The golden sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella story. New York, NY: Holiday House.

Holm, J.L. (2010). Turtle in paradise. New York, NY: Random House. 

Hutchins, H. (2007). A second is a hiccup. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.

Kadohata, C. (2006). Weedflower. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Lavine, K. (2007). Hana’s suitcase. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company.

Law, I. (2011). Scumble. New York, NY: Puffin Books. 

Lord, C. (2010). Touch blue. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Louie, A. (1982). Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella story from China. (Illus. by Ed Young). New York, NY: Putnam & Grosset.

Lowry, L. (1989). Number the stars. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin.

Lupica, M. (2010) The Batboy. New York, NY: Puffin Books. [Get this on MeLCat]

Matas, C. (1993). Daniel’s story. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Matas, C. (1999). Greater than angels. New York, NY: Simon Pulse.

McKissack, P. C. (1997). A picture of freedom: The diary of Clotee, a slave girl. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Morrison, T. (2004). Remember: The journey to school integration. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Perrault, C. (1954). Cinderella. (Trans. & Illus. by Marcia Brown). New York, NY: Scribner.

Palacio, R.J. (2012). Wonder. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. [Get this on MeLCat]

Polacco, P. (1994). Pink and Say. New York, NY: Philomel Books.

Ryan, P. M. (2002). When Marian sang: The true recital of Marian Anderson. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Salisbury, G. (2005). Under the blood-red sun. New York, NY: Random House Children's Books. 

Spinelli , J. (1990). Maniac Magee. New York, NY: Little Brown and Company.

Spinelli, J. (2005). Milkweed. New York, NY: Random House.

Swinburne, S. R. (2006). Wings of light: The migration of the yellow butterfly. New York, NY: Boyds Mills Press

Tan, S. (2006). The arrival. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.

Taylor, M. D. (1976). Roll of thunder, hear my cry. New York, NY: Puffin.

Taylor, S. (2006). Hugging the rock. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press. 

Varon, S. (2007). Robot dreams. New York, NY: First Second.

Woodson, J. (2001). The other side. (Illus. by E. B. Lewis). New York, NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

Yolen, J. (1990). Devil’s arithmetic. New York, NY: Penguin Group, Inc.

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