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Giver, The

by Lois Lowry

Book 1 of the Giver Quartet

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    1993
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (19), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1989
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (15), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (2)
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Elijah of Buxton

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Holes

by Louis Sachar
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (6)
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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (7), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (18), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (3)
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American Born Chinese

by Gene Luen Yang
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Invention of Hugo Cabret, The

by Brian Selznick
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Historical Fiction, Mystery
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (17), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (5), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (4), Book Websites (1)
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Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, The

by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (13), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Boxers

by Gene Luen Yang
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (21), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (4), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1)
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Wonder

by R.J. Palacio
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
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March: Book One

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (17), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (3)
  • Book Resources:
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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Humor
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (14), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (7), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (2)
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Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
  • Book Resources:
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Each Kindness

by Jacqueline Woodson and E.B. Lewis
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (13), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1)
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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (8), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1), Book Websites (1)
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Shadow Hero, The

by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew
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Color Purple, The

by Alice Walker
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One and Only Ivan, The

by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Humor
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (6), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (4), Book Websites (1)
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Fault in Our Stars, The

by John Green
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (9), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Enchanted

by Alethea Kontis

Book 1 of the Woodcutter Sisters Series

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Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1977
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The

by Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney
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Level Up

by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham
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Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (4), Book Readings (1)
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Saints

by Gene Luen Yang
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction, Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (15), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Crossover, The

by Kwame Alexander
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March: Book Two

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
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El Deafo

by Cece Bell
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Humor, Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (16), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (5)
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Secret Coders

by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes

Book 1 of the Secret Coders Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (21), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Raymie Nightingale

by Kate DiCamillo
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (17), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

by Mary Pope Osborne and Salvatore Murdocca

Book 1 of the Magic Tree House Series

  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Adventure
  • Year Published:
    1992
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

by Kathleen Krull and Yuyi Morales
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (3)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (6), Book Readings (2)
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Lightning Thief, The

by Rick Riordan

Book 1 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Fairy Tales / Folklore, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (11), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2), Book Trailers (1)
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True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, The

by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore, Humor
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (11), Book Readings (2)
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Graveyard Book, The

by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
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This One Summer

by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel
  • Cultural Areas:
    LGBTQ
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (17), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (2), Book Readings (1)
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Bad Beginning, The

by Lemony Snicket

Book 1 of the A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Humor
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (8), Book Readings (1), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1)
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Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

by Joseph Bruchac
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (9), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (2)
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Monster

by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Health, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1999
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1), Meet-the-Author Slideshows (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (3)
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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    1960
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (23), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1)
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Afternoon on the Amazon

by Mary Pope Osborne and Salvatore Murdocca

Book 6 of the Magic Tree House Series

  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (12), Book Readings (1)
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Sick Day for Amos McGee, A

by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, Health
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (11), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (2)
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Right Word, The: Roget and His Thesaurus

by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (2)
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March: Book Three

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
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Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The

by Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (13), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
  • Book Resources:
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