Book List in Order:22 titles

  • What makes a lucky day? One gloomy morning, Theodore found a bright, shiny penny on the way down to breakfast. There was Abraham Lincoln, face up. What luck! "Oh THANK you, Mr. Famous President!" Theodore said. And he tucked that shiny, new penny ...


  • Nicholas looks up to his big brother, James. James does all kinds of things that only older brothers can do -- like write his name, read books, cross the street, and ride the school bus. But there’s one thing James doesn’t do: take a nap. Because...



  • It's the first day of first grade, and everyone in Mrs. Miller's class is getting ready! Anna is excited about reading zillions of books, Ben's mom gives him a big off-to-first-grade hug, and Claire poses for a first-day picture. In Off to First Grad...


  • Sean McFerrin and his third grade class in Room 121 can't wait to learn how to write in cursive handwriting. Their teacher, Mrs. Tovani, promises that whoever learns to use a legible and elegant cursive will be inducted into the John Hancock Club. ...


  • When the United States enters World War II, Molly is attending Beechwood Elementary. But her thoughts are with Ted Walker, her neighbor, who is serving aboard a cruiser in the South Atlantic.Three years later, the war is still going on and Molly is i...


  • The shool year is coming to an end, and everyone at Albert E. Chapman Elementary School is counting down, including Mrs. Mallory's third grade class. In the last weeks of school there is much to be done, from putting away supplies to cleaning out des...


  • In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France with children’s book manuscripts, including what would become the international sensation ...


  • "You're a strong skater, Piet, and you have a quick mind. This is why I know you'll succeed in this important task. I wouldn't ask you to do this if I didn't know it could be done." In 1941 Piet, a young Dutch boy from Sluis, gets the assignment of ...






  • "Mr. Carillo is our A+ Custodian!" John Carillo, Dublin Elementary School's custodian, has a big job. He mops and sweeps, polishes and scrubs, changes lightbulbs, washes windows, fixes pipes, moves furniture, and more! The teachers, students, parent...


  • Mrs. Kempczinski -- "Mrs. K." to her third-grade students -- is everyone's favorite teacher. Exciting and dynamic, Mrs. K. knows sign language, celebrates Worm Day, and performs "homework dances." One day the third graders are explorers, learning abo...


  • It would be the most exciting day of the whole school year! A real author was coming to talk at Eddie's school. To get ready for the day, Eddie and his third-grade classmates had been reading, reading, reading. In every one of the author's books, Edd...


  • "The big story here is is the 1927 Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney fight for the World Heavyweight Championship in Chicago. The small story, though, is about Willie Brinkman, a paperboy on a 'small potatoes' corner in Cincinnati. . . . An engaging work that...


  • Skinny as a beanpole and tall for his age, an awkward young boy learns that Abraham Lincoln was called "gorilla, baboob, backwards hick." Yet along with big feet and big hands, Lincoln had a big heart and the great ability to keep a nation together. ...



  • Complemented by lovely, technically accurate paintings, a historical novel is based on the true story of a farm boy who meets his hero, Charles Lindbergh, when the famous pilot sets down his biplane in a field in Mississippi....



  • In May of 1940 -- the early days of World War II -- half a million British and French soldiers were trapped in France. Weak and wounded, they needed aid. Help came in the form of countless small craft, steered by brave young men, in the legendary arm...


  • A celebration of the Christmas season features a family's century-old candy making tradition based on the author's own family stories. By the best-selling author of Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens and The Watching Game. ...



  • Elliot Long, who dreams of becoming a trucker when he grows up, is delighted to have his birthday party at nearby Sardinia Concrete, where his favorite truck, cement truck Number 44, is driven by a man named Slim...