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IB Integrity

  • Should I share my ice cream?Should I share my ice cream?

    Willems, Mo.

    Best friends Gerald and Piggie are complete opposites but still manage to have fun together, but when Gerald takes too long to make an important decision, it may be too late to share with Piggie.

  • RosaRosa

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    Biography celebrating Rosa Parks' courageous action and subsequent events in the American civil rights movement.

  • The honest-to-goodness truthThe honest-to-goodness truth

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either.

  • One grain of riceOne grain of rice : a mathematical folktale


    A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

  • Martha blah blahMartha blah blah

    Meddaugh, Susan.

    When the current owner of the soup company breaks the founder's promise to have every letter of the alphabet in every can of soup, Martha, the talking dog, takes action.

  • Lilly's purple plastic purseLilly's purple plastic purse

    Henkes, Kevin.

    Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

  • Too many tamalesToo many tamales

    Soto, Gary.

    Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

  • The empty potThe empty pot


    When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

  • Jamaica's findJamaica's find

    Havill, Juanita.

    A little girl finds a stuffed dog in the park and decides to take it home.

  • Why mosquitoes buzz in people's earsWhy mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

    Aardema, Verna.

    A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.

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IB Empathy

  • The invisible boyThe invisible boy

    Ludwig, Trudy.

    Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

  • Each kindnessEach kindness

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

  • A sick day for Amos McGeeA sick day for Amos McGee

    Stead, Philip Christian.

    Zookeeper Amos McGee, who is adored by all the animals, gets some unexpected guests while home sick one day.

  • The lion & the mouseThe lion & the mouse

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

  • 14 cows for America14 cows for America

    Deedy, Carmen Agra.

    Maasai tribal members, after hearing the story of the September 11th attacks from a young Massai, who was in New York on that day, decide to present the American people with fourteen sacred cows as a healing gift.

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