Bibliography of Children's Literature. Compiled by Rachel Willcox



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Bibliography of Children's Literature. Compiled by Rachel Willcox


Title

Chrysanthemum




Topic



Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

(include country)



Mouse starts school


Author: Kevin Henkes

Illustrator:

Translator:


Picture Storybook, Fantasy

New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1991

4-6 Years

Primary


Animals, middle class

Classroom and neighborhood,

United States






Media Byte

Other mice bully Chrysanthemum because she’s named after a flower. A teacher helps fix the situation.

Use to…

Teach sensitivity and civility to others

Teach flower names






Title

Elijah of Buxton Newbery Honor Book Award




Topic



Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication

Information



Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Free-born child

Christopher Paul Curtis

Illustrator

Translator


Novel

Scholastic Press

2007


9-12 Years

Intermediate/ Young Adult



African Heritage, Canadian, U.S.

Ontario, Canada

Rural U.S.






Media Byte

Sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, story of an 11 year free-born child of former slaves.

Use to…

Teach about slavery, character evaluation




Title

The Polar Express Caldecott Book Award




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Boy goes to North Pole,

Christmas



Chris Van Allsburg

Fantasy

Houghton Mifflin

1985


0-6 years / Primary

American, Christian Family

United States, The North Pole




Media Byte

A boy rides a train to the North Pole and receives a bell that can only be heard if you believe in Santa.

Use to…

Teach that people do not always believe in the same things. If you believe in something dreams can come true.




Title

Kitten’s First Moon Caldecott Book Award




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Kitten tries to catch the moon

Kevin Henkes

Picture Storybook

Greenwillow Books

2004


Primary

Animal

Rural




Media Byte

Kitten thinks that the moon is a bowl of milk and chases after it.

Use to…

Teach about adventures.




Title

Shiloh Newbery Book Award




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

A young boy saves abused dog.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Novel

Macmillan Publishing

1991


9-12 years old / Intermediate

Lower class, American family

West Virginia, U.S.





Media Byte

Marty finds an abused dog and works for the owner for two weeks in order to keep and save the dog.

Use to…

Teach children about courage and integrity.




Title

Of Mice and Men




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Two men set out to make a new living.

John Stienbeck

Novel

Penguin Books

1978


9th grade +

Southern working class

USA, 1930s




Media Byte

Two men run away to start a new life, but one’s disabilities make it difficult to stay out of trouble.

Use to…

Show the frustration of an intellectually disabled person and the frustration of the people around him.




Title

The Perks of Being a Wallflower




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

A boy starts high school

Stephen Chbosky

Contemporary Realism

Gallery Books

1999


9th grade +

Urban family and life

USA




Media Byte

A boy writes to someone about his experiences in high school.

Use to…

Teach students about having another perspective on someone’s high school experience.




Title

The Mixed-Up Chameleon




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Chameleon wishes to be something else

Eric Carle

Picture storybook

HarperFestival

1998


5-8 years old

Animals

A zoo




Media Byte

The Chameleon wishes to be like the animals he sees in the zoo, but realizes he likes himself the way he is.

Use to…

Teach students to love and appreciate themselves.




Title

Are You My Mother?




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Bird looks for mom

P.D. Eastman

Picture storybook

Random House Children’s Books

2010


1-4 years old

Animals

USA




Media Byte

A baby bird searches for his mother

Use to…

Teach children about having patience.




Title

A Very Special House Caldecott Award




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Boy singing around his house

Ruth Krauss

Illustrated by Maurice Sendak



Wordless

HarperCollins

1953


4-8 years old

USA

Home




Media Byte

A boy runs around his house and is surrounded by drawings.

Use to…

Be a fun read that can be an interactive book.




Title

Anno’s Magic Seeds




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Boy plants seeds

Mitsumasa Anna

Counting

Philomel Books

1995


1st- 4th grade

USA

Garden




Media Byte

Jack plants seeds and has to continue to plant seeds, eat seeds, sell seeds, and feed his family.

Use to…

Practice skip counting to find out how Jack can continue to have enough seeds to plant.




Title

Jingle Dancer




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Girl jingle dances

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying- Hwa Hu



Picture Storybook

HarperCollins

2000


4-5th grade

USA

Oklahoma




Media Byte

A girl honors her family by Jingle Dancing.

Use to…

Teach about a culture.




Title

Grandmother & I




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Girl & her family

Helen E. Buckley

Illustrated by Jan Ormerod



Picture storybook

HarperCollins

2000


1-3 years old

African American family

Urban city, USA




Media Byte

A girl is with her family, but her favorite spot is on grandmother’s lap.

Use to…

Show the different relationships in one family.




Title

The Giving Tree




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Tree watches boy grow up

Shel Silverstein

Picture Storybook

Harper & Row

1964


1-4

American family, Tree

USA




Media Byte

A Tree watches a young boy grow up and is always there to help him.

Use to…

Teach children about giving to those in need and also being grateful to those who give to them.




Title

I’ll Love You Forever




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Mother and son

Robert N. Munsch

And


Sheila McGraw

Picture Storybook

Firefly Book

1986


0-2

American family

USA, home




Media Byte

A mother sings to her baby boy as he gets older, then he sings to his mother as she ages.

Use to…

Share a heartwarming story about mothers and sons.




Title

Salt in His Shoes




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Boy wants to play basketball

Deloris Jordan

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson



Picture Storybook

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

2000


K-3rd grade

African American family

USA




Media Byte

A young boy wishes to be taller so that he can play basketball; he grows up to be a pro player.

Use to…

Teach children to be patient and they can become whatever they wish if they set their heart to it.




Title

Oh, The Places You’ll Go




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Traveling

Dr. Seuss

Picture storybook

Random House

1990


2-5

Who people

Who Ville




Media Byte

The narrator travels all over to many different places.

Use to…

Teach children that they will go many places in life and they have to make good decisions.




Title

Where the Wild Things Are Caldecott Book Winner




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

A boy lives in wild

Maurice Sendak

Fantasy

Harper & Row

1963


2-8

American and fantasy island

USA and island




Media Byte

Max pretends to go to an island where Wild Things live, he becomes their King. At the end he returns home.

Use to…

Teach children about imagination, but also teach that at the end of the day it’s nice to go home to mom.




Title

Jumanji Caldecott Book Winner




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Board game comes to life

Chris Van Allsburg

Fantasy

Houghton Miffin

1981


1st – 5th grade

USA

American Home




Media Byte

A brother and sister play a board game and it comes to life and nothing can be fixed unless they finish the game.

Use to…

Share a story about imagination.




Title

Clifford’s First Autumn




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Puppy is found

Norman Birdwell

Picture Storybook

Scholastic

1997


1-1st grade

USA, animal

American community




Media Byte

As children are playing football in the fall, they find that Clifford the dog is playing with them.

Use to…

Tell a story about kids who first play with the dog.




Title

The Grouchy Ladybug




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Ladybug wants to fight

Eric Carle

Picture Storybook

Harper Collins

1977


2-8

Bugs & animals

Nature




Media Byte

A ladybug goes to big animals and asks them to fight.

Use to…

Teach that it’s not important to fight others when you are in a bad mood.




Title

The Gingerbread Man




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Gingerbread Man runs

Karen Schmidt

Folk Tale

Scholastic

1985


4-8 year olds

USA

Rural area




Media Byte

A boy is at his grandparent’s house and makes a gingerbread man that runs away.

Use to…

Teach a folk tale.




Title

Hi, Fly Guy




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

A boy catches a fly

Tedd Arnold

Novel

Cartwheel Books

2005


K-2nd grade

Animal and white culture

USA




Media Byte

A boy names Buzz catches a fly that is smart and he takes him to a pet showing.

Use to…

Be a fun read for children.




Title

Green Eggs and Ham




Topic

Author, Illustrator, Etc.

Type

Publication Information

Age/Grade Appropriate

Culture

Setting

Sam won’t eat green eggs and ham

Dr. Seuss

Picture Storybook

Random House

1987


K-3rd grade

Animal

Fantasy place




Media Byte

Sam does not want to eat green eggs and ham anywhere or with anyone.

Use to…

Entertain students with the rhyming words and predictable text.
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