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- "I Was There" series (at
least, I think that's the series title.) Includes "On Board the
Titanic," one about Pompeii, one about the Ice Mummy, and the most
recent one about the first men on the moon.
- Adler, ?? "Lou Gehrig:
The Luckiest Man" . These were well received by 3rd
- Aliki *Digging up
Dinosaurs* and *Dinosaur Bones*
- Aliki *My Visit to the
Jennifer. "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World." (both on
Shackleton's "failed" mission to Antarctica. The first is a
picture book version that I use for the actual Read and
Tell, and then back up with the other, which has lots of great
black and white photos of the expedition.
- Arnold, Caroline.
South American Animals.
- Blumberg, Rhoda. Jumbo
- Burleigh, Robert --
Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh
- Carrick, Carol. *The
Crocodiles Still Wait
- Cherry, Lynn -- A River
- Cole, Joanna.
*Dinosaur Story* would be good, or perhaps you have
- DePaola, Tomie
- Esbensen, Barbara
Juster. Words With Wrinkled Knees
- Fraser, Mary Ann.
Where are the Night Animals?
- Fritz, Jean -- any
of her biographies!
- George, Jean Craighead
_There's a Tarantula in my purse_
- George, Twig. A
Dolphin Named Bob
- Gibbons, Gail (any book
by this author) -- Sunken Treasure
- Gibbons, Gail
- Gibbons, Gail for the
- Great World Diasters,
there is one on Pompei that is terrific.
- Harness, ?? "Young Abe
- Howler, Janni. Walk
with a Wolf.
- Keller, Laurie. "The
Scrambled States of America." I use Scrambled first to get
everyone in a good mood and show the individuality of the
states, then use Flag to show the unity we have as a country
and respect for our symbol.
- Krull, Kathleen. "Wilma
- Lauber, Patricia. Volcano
(about Mt. St. Helen's).
- Lesser, Carolyn.
Storm on the Desert
- Lobel, Arnold.
*Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast.* You could work in a few of the
- Maestro, Betsy (any book
by this author)--Coming to America or The Story of the Statue of
- Magic Schoolbus
- Mason, Cherie. Wild
Fox: A True Story
- McCurdy, Michael.
"Trapped by the Ice"
- Milton, Nancy. The
Giraffe That Walked to Paris (599.73 in Dewey)
- Mowat, Farly. Owls
in the Family
- North, Sterling.
- Patterson, ? KoKo's
Kitten, about a gorilla who had a pet kitten, is good.
- Paulson, Gary "My Life in
Dog Years" which is classified biography but reads like
- Polar the Titanic Bear is
great, this is also a great place to discuss that fairy tales are
- Ryan, Pam Munoz. "The
Flag We Love"
- Say, Allen. El Chino (a
- Simon, Seymour books flow
- Szabo, Corrine. "Sky
Pioneer" (bio of Amelia Earhart) kids are fascinated with her
imperfect life and how she overcame the setbacks with a great deal
of spirit and joy.
- Zelinsky, ?.
Rumpenzel I do that at 4th grade and they loved it.
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