Literature Reading List, 2011-2012

(work in progress)

Around The World

– The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale by Lydia Dabcovich

– Little House in the Big Woods (Little House #1) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (illustrator)

– Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle, Jeanne Rorex Bridges (Illustrator)

– Dream Catchers: Myths and History (Myths and Legends) by Julie Black

– The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (Hardcover) by Paul Goble

– Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (Picture Puffin) by Gerald McDermott

– Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales

– The Blue Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– The Red Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– The Green Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– The Yellow Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– The Pink Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang (Editor), H.J. Ford (Illustrator)

– The Brown Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– The Grey Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– The Crimson Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– The Violet Fairy Book (Fairy Book) by Andrew Lang

– Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)

– Lon Po Po by Ed Young

– What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky

– The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell

– Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter

– Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema, Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leon Dillon (Illustrator)

– Flotsam by David Wiesner

– My Father’s Shop by Satomi Ichikawa

– Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein, Bronwyn Bancroft

– Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft

– Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami, Jamel Akib (Illustrator), James Akib (Illustrator)

– The White Nights of Ramadan by Maha Addasi, Ned Gannon (Illustrator)

– Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie, Ed Young (Illustrator)

– One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children’s Peace Statue by Takayuki Ishii, Ishii Takayuki


– Uncle Wiggly’s Storybook by Jim Weiss, Howard Garris

– The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris, Richard Chase (Compiler)

– A Treasury of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories by Beatrix Potter

– The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Gillian Avery (Introduction & Notes by)

– Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

– The Call of the Wild by Jack London

– Hatchet (Hatchet #1) by Gary Paulsen

– The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan

– The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

– Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

– The Black Stallion (The Black Stallion #1) by Walter Farley

– The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Richard Howard (Translator)

– Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

– The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

– The Borribles by Michael De Larrabeiti

– The Mouse and The Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse #1) by Beverly Cleary

– Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse #2) by Beverly Cleary

– Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illustrator)

– Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

– Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator)

– A Wrinkle in Time (Time #1) by Madeleine L’Engle

– The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

– The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter) by J.K. Rowling

– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)

– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)

– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)

– Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond #1) by Kathryn Lasky

– The Capture (Guardians of Ga’Hoole #1) by Kathryn Lasky

– Fantastic Tales for Boys-Three Complete Novels by Katherine Applegate, Kathryn Lasky, Emily Rodda (Goodreads Author)

Stories To Go Along With History Subjects

– The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator)

– Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

– The Boy Who Painted Dragons by Demi

– Liang and the Magic Paintbrush (Reading Rainbow Book) by Demi

– The Tale of the Lucky Cat by Sunny Seki

– In the Eyes of the Cat: Japanese Poetry For All Seasons by Tze-Si Huang, Demi (Selected by)

– One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi

Poetry To Read/Recite Aloud

– Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

– When We Were Very Young (Pooh Original Edition) by A.A. Milne

– Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

– A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

– Falling Up by Shel Silverstein


– Me Llamo Celia/My Name Is Celia: La Vida de Celia Cruz/The Life Of Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Winner (Awards)) by Monica Brown, Rafael López (Illustrator)

– My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (Pura Belpre Honor Book Narrative (Awards)) by Amada Irma Pérez, Maya Christina Gonzalez (illustrator)

– Abuelita Full of Life/Abuelita Llena de Vida by Amy Costales

– My Colors, My World / Mis colores, mi mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez

– Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros by Pat Mora, Rafael López (Illustrator)

– Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) by Arthur Dorros, Elisa Kleven (illustrator)

– Me Llamo Gabriela/my Name Is Gabriela: La Vida de Gabriela Mistral / The Life of Gabriela Mistral by Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)


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