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Ballerina Swan Ballerina Swan
by Allegra Kent
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 x 11 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823423736

Themes: Perserverance, Determination, Girl Interest, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, H, K*, LMC, SLJ*
CCSS: 1: RL.3, 7
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2012-02-01 | Pages: 32


Ballerina Swan Ballerina Swan
by Allegra Kent
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator
Paperback | size: 9 x 11 | US $6.99 | ISBN: 9780823429066

Themes: Animals/Fiction, Determination, Girl Interest, Music, Song & Theater
Recommendations: A, H, K*, LMC, SLJ*
CCSS: 1: RL.3, 7
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2013-07-01 | Pages: 32


The Book Boat's In The Book Boat's In
by Cynthia Cotten
Frané Lessac, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 10 x 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823425211

Themes: 19th Century, American - General, Perserverance , Determination
Recommendations: A, C, H, K, SLJ
CCSS: 2: RL.5
3: RL.3, 7
Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2013-01-15 | Pages: 32


Boy, Bird, and Dog Boy, Bird, and Dog
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by David McPhail
David McPhail, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $14.95 | ISBN: 9780823423460

Themes: Easy Readers, Friendship, Animals/Fiction, Determination
Recommendations: K, SLJ
CCSS: K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2011-07-01 | Pages: 24


Boy, Bird, and Dog Boy, Bird, and Dog
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by David McPhail
David McPhail, Illustrator
Paperback | size: 8 x 10 | US $6.99 | ISBN: 9780823426393

Themes: Easy Readers, Friendship, Animals/Fiction, Determination
Recommendations: K, SLJ
CCSS: K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2012-06-01 | Pages: 24


Eliza Bing Is (NOT) a Big, Fat Quitter Eliza Bing Is (NOT) a Big, Fat Quitter
by Carmella Van Vleet
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823429448

Themes: Acceptance & Belonging, Determination, Disabilities & Illness, Humor
Recommendations: A, C, K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: 2: RL. 7
2-5: RL. 3, 4, SL. 2
Grade: FOURTH | Age: 7 to 11 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2014-02-01 | Pages: 176


Fame, Fortune, and the Bran Muffins of Doom Fame, Fortune, and the Bran Muffins of Doom
by Marty Kelley
Marty Kelley, Illustrator
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823426065

Themes: Humor, School, Determination
Recommendations: A, PW
Grade: FOURTH | Age: 7 to 10 | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2012-09-01 | Pages: 144


Find a Cow NOW! Find a Cow NOW!
by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Janet Stevens, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 11 x 9 1/2 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823422180

Themes: Humor, Determination, Farming & Farm Life, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: C, H, K, SLJ
CCSS: K: RL.7
1: RL.7
2: RL.3, RL.4, RL.5
3: RL.3

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2012-09-01 | Pages: 32


Fish for Jimmy Fish for Jimmy
Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp
by Katie Yamasaki
Katie Yamasaki, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 10 1/2 x 9 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823423750

Themes: World War II, Asian American Interest, Family & Relationships, Determination
Recommendations: A, C, H, K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: 1: RL.4, 6
2: RL.1, 3, 6, SL.2, W.8
3: RI.7, RL.1-3, 6-7, SL.2, W.2, 7, 8
4: RL.1, 3, 6, W.2, 7, 8
5: W.2, 7, 8
Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2013-01-15 | Pages: 32


The Frazzle Family Finds a Way The Frazzle Family Finds a Way
by Ann Bonwill
Stephen Gammell, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 x 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823424054

Themes: Family & Relationships, Determination, Rhyme & Alliteration, Disabilities & Illness
Recommendations: A, K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: 1: RL.2, 3, 7
2: RL.3, 5
Grade: FIFTH | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2013-01-15 | Pages: 32


Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass
A Noble Life
by David A. Adler
Trade Binding | size: 8 1/2 x 9 1/4 | US $21.95 | ISBN: 9780823420568

Themes: Biography, Civil War , Racism & Prejudice, Determination
Recommendations: A*, C, K, SLJ*
CCSS: 6: RI.4, SL.5
Grade: FIFTH | Age: 10 up | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2010-06-01 | Pages: 144


Gunner, Football Hero Gunner, Football Hero
by James E. Ransome
James E. Ransome, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 10 x 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823420537

Themes: Sports, Determination
Recommendations: K
Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2010-08-15 | Pages: 32


I Will Try I Will Try
An I Like to Read® Book Level D
by Marilyn Janovitz
Marilyn Janovitz, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $14.95 | ISBN: 9780823423996

Themes: Self-Esteem, Determination, Friendship, Easy Readers, Girl Interest
Recommendations: A, K
CCSS: K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2012-02-01 | Pages: 24


I Will Try I Will Try
An I Like to Read® Book Level D
by Marilyn Janovitz
Marilyn Janovitz, Illustrator
Paperback | size: 8 x 10 | US $6.99 | ISBN: 9780823427567

Themes: Self-Esteem, Determination, Friendship, Easy Readers, Girl Interest
Recommendations: A, K
CCSS: K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2013-01-15 | Pages: 24


Late Nate in a Race Late Nate in a Race
An I Like to Read® Book Level D
by Emily Arnold McCully
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator
Paperback | size: 8 x 10 | US $6.99 | ISBN: 9780823427550

Themes: Easy Readers, Family & Relationships, Determination, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, C, SLJ
CCSS: K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2013-01-15 | Pages: 24


Look Up! Look Up!
by Jung Jin-Ho
Jung Jin-Ho, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 6 1/2 x 11 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823436521

Themes: Disabilities & Illness, Determination, Preschool, Friendship, Asian American Interest
Recommendations: K*, SLJ, H
CCSS: RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
W.1.1, 3, 5, 6, 8
RF.1.1, 4, 4a
L.1.1, 1j, 2, 2b, 5, 5c, 6
SL.1.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2016-07-30 | Pages: 32


Looking for Bongo Looking for Bongo
by Eric Velasquez
Eric Velasquez, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 x 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435654

Themes: Family & Relationships, Determination, Preschool, African American Interest, Hispanic American Interest
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ*
CCSS: SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.1.3, 5, 8
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
L.1.1, 1d, 1j, 2, 2b, 4, 4a, 5, 5c, 6
RF.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 3 to 6 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 32


Looking for Bongo Looking for Bongo
by Eric Velasquez
Eric Velasquez, Illustrator
Paperback | size: 8 x 10 | US $6.99 | ISBN: 9780823437672

Themes: Family & Relationships, Determination, Preschool, African American Interest, Hispanic American Interest
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 W.1.3, 5, 8 RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 L.1.1, 1d, 1j, 2, 2b, 4, 4a, 5, 5c, 6 RF.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 3 to 6 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2017-01-31 | Pages: 32


Momentum Momentum
by Saci Lloyd
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823424146

Themes: Human & Civil Rights, Government & Politics, Survival, Fairness, Justice & Equality, Determination, Contemporary Issues/Social Problems
Recommendations: A, C, H, K, LMC
Grade: SEVENTH | Age: 12 up | Season: FALL
Pub date: 2012-09-01 | Pages: 224


New Shoes New Shoes
by Susan Lynn Meyer
Eric Velasquez, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 x 11 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823425280

Themes: African American Interest, Human & Civil Rights, Fairness, Justice & Equality, Determination, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Recommendations: A, C, K, PW*, SLJ
CCSS: SL.2.1, 1a-c, 2-4, 6
RF.2.3, 4, 4a-c
W.2.1-3, 5-8
RL.2.1-3, 5-7, 10
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
Grade: SECOND | Age: 6 to 9 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2015-01-15 | Pages: 32