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message 1: by Kara (last edited Sep 10, 2012 02:57PM) (new)

Kara (kmoloney) I am helping a friend compile a list of books for children / young readers (themes listed below). Can you think of any essential books I'm missing? Thanks in advance for your expertise!

Perseverance, overcoming obstacles (K-3)

Bunting, E. (1991). Fly away home. New York: Clarion Books.
Bunting, E. (1994). Smoky night. New York: Harcourt Children's Books.
Cronin, D. (2000). Click, clack, moo: Cows that type. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Henkes, K. (1996). Lilly's purple plastic purse. New York: Scholastic.
Hoffman, M. (1991). Amazing Grace. New York: Dial.
McCully, E. A. (1992). Mirette on the high wire. New York: Puffin.
Polacco, P. (1998). Thank you, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel.
Williams, M. (2005). Brothers in hope: The story of the lost boys of Sudan. New York: Lee & Low Books.

Perseverance, overcoming obstacles (grades 4+)

Anderson, L. H. (2008). Chains. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Clements, A. (1996). Frindle. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Fraser, D. (2000). Miss Alaineus. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Messner, K. (2010). Sugar and ice. New York: Walker Children's.
Munoz, P. R. (2000). Esperanza rising. New York: Scholastic.
Park, L. S. (2010). A long walk to water. New York: Clarion Books.
Roth, V. (2011). Divergent. New York: Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins.
Selznick, B. (2007). The invention of Hugo Cabret. New York: Scholastic.
Wiles, D. (2005). Each little bird that sings. New York: Harcourt.

message 2: by Kara (new)

Kara (kmoloney) Will do!

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