IL=Interest Level, RL=Reading Level
After Tupac & D Foster
By Woodson, Jacqueline. Dewey: -Fic-
In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
By Willems, Mo. Dewey: -E-
Elephant, who is cautious and pessimistic, and Piggie, who is optimistic and sometimes reckless, go outside to play in the sun and hope that it does not rain.
Becoming Billie Holiday
By Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- Dewey: -Fic-
Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse.
The Blacker the Berry : Poems
By Thomas, Joyce Carol. Dewey: 811
A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.
Chicken Said, "Cluck!"
By Grant, Judyann. Dewey: -E-
Chicken wants to help Earl and Pearl plant their pumpkins, but she only manages to get in the way, until grasshoppers invade the pumpkin patch and Chicken is the only one who can stop them.
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
By Frazee, Marla. Dewey: -E-
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.
The Graveyard Book
By Gaiman, Neil. Dewey: -Fic-
The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.
The House in the Night
By Swanson, Susan Marie. Dewey: -E-
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.
How I Learned Geography
By Shulevitz, Uri, 1935- Dewey: -E-
As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. 'Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
Keeping the Night Watch
By Smith, Hope Anita. Dewey: -Fic-
A thirteen-year-old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear.
A River of Words : The Story of William Carlos Williams
By Bryant, Jennifer. Dewey: 811
Presents a picture book biography of American poet William Carlos Williams, who studied to become a doctor, but still found time to write poetry.
By Law, Ingrid, 1970- Dewey: -Fic-
Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
Stinky : A Toon Book
By Davis, Eleanor. Dewey: 741.5
Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, comes up with all kinds of strange ways to get rid of a kid who has wandered into his territory.
The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
By Engle, Margarita. Dewey: 811
A collection of poems in which Rosa, a healer, describes her experiences trying to help Cuban peasants who have been forced to leave their farms and villages in 1896 and given eight days to find their way to "reconcentration camps" or be killed.
RC: 5.2 6
By Appelt, Kathi, 1954- Dewey: -Fic-
An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.
We Are the Ship : The Story of Negro League Baseball
By Nelson, Kadir. Dewey: 796.357
Explores the history of Negro League baseball teams, discussing owners, players, hardships, wins, and losses; and including illustrations.
Wolfsnail : A Backyard Predator
By Campbell, Sarah C., 1966- Dewey: 594
Close-up photographs and simple text describe how a wolf snail hunts, attacks, and eats it prey