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  • I am Helen KellerI am Helen Keller

    Meltzer, Brad.

    " We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn't see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she met someone who would change her life forever: her teacher, Annie Sullivan. With Miss Sullivan's help, Helen learned how to speak sign language and read Braille. Armed with the ability to express herself, Helen grew up to be come a social activist, leading the fight for people with disabilities and so many other causes. "--

  • The invisible boyThe invisible boy

    Ludwig, Trudy.

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

  • CarnivoresCarnivores

    Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-

    A lion, a great white shark, and a timber wolf, all meat-eaters who have been hurt by the cruelty of plant-eaters, form a support group which has limited success until their newest member, a great horned owl, shares some advice.

  • My gardenMy garden

    Henkes, Kevin.

    After helping her mother weed, water, and chase the rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden complete with jellybean bushes, chocolate rabbits, and tomatoes the size of beach balls.

  • But I am an alligatorBut I am an alligator

    Child, Lauren.

  • Oh, the places you'll go!Oh, the places you'll go! The Lorax

    Seuss, Dr.

    In "Oh, the places you'll go," advice for proceeding in life discusses weathering fear and being in charge of your actions; and in "The Lorax," a greedy individual pollutes the air, land, and water of the Bar-ba-loots' paradise in order to build his giant industry.

  • Library mouseLibrary mouse

    Kirk, Daniel.

    Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.

  • The Titan's curseThe Titan's curse / Percy Jackson and the Olympians Bk. 3

    Riordan, Rick.

    The disappearance of the goddess Artemis while out hunting a rare, ancient monster, prompts a group of her followers to join Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.

  • RulesRules

    Lord, Cynthia.

    Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

  • Hi! Fly GuyHi! Fly Guy

    Arnold, Tedd.

    When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

  • Bear snores onBear snores on

    Wilson, Karma.

    On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.

  • Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs biteGood night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite

    De Groat, Diane.

    Gilbert is excited about staying overnight at Camp Hi-Dee-Ho, until he hears about the legendary camp ghost.

  • Because of Winn-DixieBecause of Winn-Dixie

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

  • Chicka chicka boom boomChicka chicka boom boom

    Martin, Bill, 1916-

    An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

  • Bark, GeorgeBark, George

    Feiffer, Jules.

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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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