LIFESKILLS Books to reinforce the concepts

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LIFESKILLS: Books to reinforce the concepts


    Picture books:

     Brumbeau, Jeff. The Quiltmaker’s Gift. When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain

    conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart. E Bru

     Cooney, Barbara. Miss Rumphius. Great-aunt Alice Rumphius was once a little girl who longed to visit faraway places and wished to do

    something to make the world more beautiful. E Coo

     Fox, Mem. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. A small boy tries to

    discover the meaning of "memory" so he can restore that of an elderly

    friend. E Fox

     Marshall, James. George and Martha series. Relates several episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses. E Mar

    Polacco, Patricia. Mrs. Katz and Tush. A long-lasting friendship develops between Larnel, a young African-American, and Mrs. Katz, a

    lonely Jewish widow, when Larnel presents Mrs. Katz with a scrawny kitten

    without a tail. E Pol


    Codell, Esme Raji. Sahara Special. Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and

    unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of

    each of her classmates. F Cod

    Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. Jess and Leslie discover the undying bonds of friendship. F Pat

    Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl. Stargirl, a teen who animates quiet Mica

    High with her colorful personality and acts of kindness, suddenly finds

    herself shunned for her refusal to conform. F Spi


    Picture books:

     Buehner, Caralyn. Fanny’s Dream. Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl who dreams of marrying a prince, but when her fairy godmother doesn't

    show up, she decides on a local farmer instead. E Bue

     Kellogg, Steven (reteller). The Three Sillies. A young man believes his sweetheart and her family are the three silliest people in the world until

    he meets three others who are even sillier. 398.2 Thr

     MacDonald, Margaret Read. The Girl Who Wore Too Much: a Thai Folktale. Spoiled and vain, Aree cannot decide which of her many silken

    dresses and lavish jewels to wear to the dance, so she wears them all.

    398.2 Mac

     Salley, Coleen (reteller). Epossumondas. A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's

    instructions much too literally. 398.2 Sal

    Wood, Audrey. King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub. Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his

    kingdom. Who will get him out? E Woo


     Blume, Judy. Freckle Juice. Sharon has a secret recipe that will

    give Andrew all the freckles he could ever want. However, it will cost him

    five weeks of allowance. Are freckles worth that much to Andrew? Will the

    Freckle Juice actually work? F Blu

    Brittain, Bill. The Wish Giver. What if you could have any wish in the

    world for just fifty cents? Be careful what you wish for! F Bri

     Karr, Kathleen. The Great Turkey Walk. Fifteen-year-old Simon, who has lots of common sense but little book learning, narrates the story of

    how he makes his fortune by walking a huge flock of turkeys over a

    thousand miles from Missouri to Denver in 1860. F Kar


    Picture books:

     Grimm Brothers. The Bremen Town Musicians. A retelling of the Grimm tale in which an old donkey, dog, cat, and rooster, no longer

    wanted by their masters, set out for Bremen to become musicians. They’ll have to work together to thwart some robbers and find a home. 398.2 Bre

    Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Zinnia and Dot. Zinnia and Dot, self-satisfied hens who bicker constantly about who lays better eggs, put aside their

    differences to protect a prime specimen from a marauding weasel. E Ern

    Henkes, Kevin. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. 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. E Hen

    Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Are Friends. Classic stories of two best friends. ER Lob

     Sturges, Philemon (reteller). The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza). In

    this version of the traditional tale, the duck, the dog, and the cat refuse to

help the Little Red Hen make a pizza but do get to participate when the

    time comes to eat it. 398.2 Lit


     Fleischman, Sid. The Whipping Boy. A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade

    places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. F Fle

     Klise, Kate. Letters from Camp. Sent to Camp Happy Harmony to learn how to get along with each other, pairs of brothers and sisters

    chronicle in letters home how they come to suspect the intentions of the

    singing family running the camp. F Kli

     Park, Linda Sue. The Kite Fighters. In Korea in 1473, Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first-born

    son receives special treatment from their father, and combines his kite-

    flying skill with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year

    kite-fighting competition. F Par


    Picture books:

     Coles, Robert. The Story of Ruby Bridges. For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she

    becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary

    School in New Orleans in 1960. 921 Bri

     Henkes, Kevin. Sheila Rae, the Brave. When brave Sheila Rae, who usually looks out for her sister Louise, becomes lost and scared one day,

    Louise comes to the rescue. Ej Hen

     Peet, Bill. Cowardly Clyde. For a war horse, Clyde is an abysmal coward, but he finally decides that even if he isn't brave he can at least

    act brave. E Pee

     Polacco, Patricia. Thunder Cake. Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms. E Pol


     Anderson, Lonzo. Zeb. An accident leaves Zeb alone to survive winter in the wilderness west of the Delaware River without gun or food. F


     Avi. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. In 1832, thirteen-year-

    old Charlotte finds herself the only passenger aboard a sailing ship bound

    from England to Rhode Island and is drawn into a maelstrom of evil and

    danger when the crew revolts. F Avi

     Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave

    and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. F



    Picture books:

     Lasky, Kathryn. The Librarian Who Measured the Earth. Describes

    the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer

    who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth. Begins with his

    very curious childhood. 921 Era

     Root, Phyllis. Kiss the Cow! Annalisa, the most curious and stubborn of Mama May's children, disobeys her mother and upsets the family cow

    by refusing to kiss her in return for the milk she gives. E Roo

     Say, Allen. Grandfather’s Journey. A young Japanese man travels alone across the Pacific and then throughout the U.S. during the early

    20th century. He marveled at the expanses of ocean and land. Though

    he moves back to Japan, his grandson, the author, relocates to the States.

    E Say

    Woodson, Jacqueline. The Other Side. Two girls, one white and one

    African-American, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the

    fence that divides their town. E Woo


     Balliett, Blue. Chasing Vermeer. When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting

    disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to

    solve an international art scandal. F Bal

     Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy. The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records

    the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the

    usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off. F Cus

     DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux. The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he

    loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat

    determined to bring them all to ruin. F DiC


    Picture books:

     Bloom, Becky. Wolf! A wolf trades in his growl for spoken words in

    order to impress a group of educated farm animals he has met. E Blo

     Friedman, Ina. How My Parents Learned to Eat. An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of

    eating. E Fri

     Krull, Kathleen. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the

    World's Fastest Woman. A biography of the African-American woman

    who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to

    win three gold medals in track in a single Olympic. 921 Rud

    Ziefert, Harriet. A New Coat for Anna. Even though there is no money, Anna's mother finds a way to make Anna a badly needed winter coat. E Zie


     Cleaver, Vera & Bill. Where the Lilies Bloom. Set in the