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Monday, November 20

  1. page Horror books for elementary edited Curtis Jobling. Wereworld Horowitz, A. Higson, Charlie Priestley, Chris
    Curtis Jobling. Wereworld
    Horowitz, A.
    Higson, Charlie
    Priestley, Chris

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Thursday, November 16

  1. page Interactive picture books edited *Don't Touch This Book!* and *Don't Push the Button!*, both by Bill Cotter are great for that sor…
    *Don't Touch This Book!* and *Don't Push the Button!*, both by Bill Cotter
    are great for that sort of interaction.
    Don't Push the Button
    <http://fveslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/07/summer-reading-2013-post-24.html>
    Don't Touch this Book
    <http://fveslibrary.blogspot.com/2016/01/winter-reading-2016-dont-touch-this-book.html>
    Tullet is brilliant and he has a 3rd one called Let's Play
    http://thebottomshelf.edublogs.org/2016/04/05/lets-play-2/
    But if you search my blog The Bottom Shelf http://thebottomshelf.
    edublogs.org/ for "interactive: you will find a few other titles that
    involve active input from the readers, often lift-the-flap stories.
    But also look at The red Book http://thebottomshelf.
    edublogs.org/2017/04/30/the-red-book/; Did You Take the B from my -ook?
    http://thebottomshelf.edublogs.org/2016/09/22/did-
    you-take-the-b-from-my-_ook/; and This is a Ball http://thebottomshelf.
    edublogs.org/2015/05/15/this-is-a-ball/ which will also have them totally
    engaged.
    And don't forget This Book Has No Pictures by B.J. Novak.
    Don't Touch This Book! by Bill Cotter
    "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" by Calliope Glass
    Do Not Open This Book by Michaela Muntean and Pascal Lemaitre
    I Love Going Through This Book by Robert Burleigh
    "Tap the Magic Tree" by Matheson
    "Guess Again!" by Mac Barnett
    "What Color is Your Underwear?" by Sam Lloyd
    "Can You Make a Scary Face?"
    "Is Everyone Ready for Fun?"

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  2. page Call and response edited Chicka Chicka Boom Boom The Gingerbread Man, by Jim Aylesworth Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bu…
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    The Gingerbread Man, by Jim Aylesworth
    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus , Mo Willems (several votes)
    Jump Frog Jump
    Brown bear , Brown Bear
    Mem Fox's The Magic Hat
    Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka
    And there's a poem by Eloise Greenfield called "Things" that is great, too. It appears in Mary Ann Hoberman's Forget Me Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart.
    The End by LaRochelle (2nd grade)
    Bling Blang, Woodie Guthrey
    He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, Kadir Nelson
    Rap a Tap Tap, Think Of That, Leo and Diane Dillon
    Possum come a-knockin', Nancy Van Laan
    Going On a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Bill Martin (many of his books)

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  3. page Chakras edited *Title: *The book of chakra healing *Author: *Simpson, Liz. <http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client…
    *Title: *The book of chakra healing
    *Author: *Simpson, Liz.
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    *Title: *Chakra mindset : personal development through the chakras
    *Author: **Gomez, Antoniette,*
    *Title: *Discover your master Chakra : reveal the source of your spiritual
    gifts
    *Author: * Larsen, Stephanie S.,
    <http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results.displaypanel.displaycell.detail.mainpanel.fielddisplay.newsearch?qu=Larsen%2C+Stephanie+S.%2C&rt=false%7C%7C%7CACPL_AUTHOR_All%7C%7C%7CAuthor>
    *Title: *Chakra awakening : transform your reality using crystals, color,
    aromatherapy & the power of positive thought
    *Author: *Lembo, Margaret Ann, 1957-
    <http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results.displaypanel.displaycell.detail.mainpanel.fielddisplay.newsearch?qu=Lembo%2C+Margaret+Ann%2C+1957-&rt=false%7C%7C%7CACPL_AUTHOR_All%7C%7C%7CAuthor>
    *Title: *The chakra experience : your complete chakra workshop in a book
    *Author: *Mercier, Patricia.
    <http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results.displaypanel.displaycell.detail.mainpanel.fielddisplay.newsearch?qu=Mercier%2C+Patricia.&rt=false%7C%7C%7CACPL_AUTHOR_All%7C%7C%7CAuthor>
    For a multimedia approach, the tv show Avatar: The Last Airbender covered
    it really well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StrbppmsZJw
    Reiki for Dummies explains it well

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  4. page Generosity edited ... Vera Williams: Boxes for Katje, by Candace Fleming. A ... Dick Gackenback December…
    ...
    Vera Williams:
    Boxes for Katje, by Candace Fleming. A
    ...
    Dick Gackenback
    December , by Eve Bunting.
    ...
    Paulette Bourgeois:
    Great

    Great
    Joy, by Kate DiCamillo.
    Lily

    Lily
    and the
    ...
    Rebecca Upjohn:
    Los zapaticos de Rosa, by José Martí ;
    One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, by Katie Smith Milway:
    ...
    Cynthia Rylant:
    The Apple Cake, by Nienke Van Hichturn, A
    The Lady in the Box, by Ann McGovern:
    The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brubeau:
    ...
    David McPhail:
    Trees of the Dancing Goats, by Patricia Polacco:
    Wilfred Gordon MacDonald Partridge by Mem Fox:
    Fly Free https://abookandahug.com/fly-free/
    Extra Yarn https://abookandahug.com/extra-yarn/
    The Ghost Catcher https://abookandahug.com/ghost-catcher/
    Cherries and Cherry Pits https://abookandahug.com/
    cherries-and-cherry-pits/
    Maybe even Flowers for Sarajevo https://abookandahug.com/
    flowers-for-sarajevo/
    - Plant a Kiss
    - Lady in the Box
    - Silver Packages
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    The Velveteen Rabbit
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    The Rainbow Fish
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    The Lion and the Mouse
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    Marshmallow
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    An Orange for Frankie
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    The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
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    Welcome Comfort
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    The Trees of the Dancing Goats
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    Boxes for Katje
    -
    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot : a true story of the Berlin airlift
    and the candy that dropped from the sky

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  5. page hashtag metoo edited #metoo What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler Girls Like Us by Gale Giles All the Rage by Courtney Summe…
    #metoo
    What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
    Girls Like Us by Gale Giles
    All the Rage by Courtney Summers
    Exit Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston
    Asking for It by Louise O'Neill
    Just Listen and Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
    Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
    Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
    Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
    The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
    Dime by E.R. Frank

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  6. page Alternative to Diary of a part time Indian edited If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth was recommended a number of times. James Marshall III…
    If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth was recommended a number of times.
    James Marshall III's "In the Foot Steps of Crazy Horse."
    https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=47963
    Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
    Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
    https://www.amazon.com/Undefeated-Thorpe-Carlisle-Indian-Football/dp/1596439548/ref=nodl_

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  7. page Christmas Carol alternatives edited Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age n…
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it
    is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and
    personal development of an orphan named Pip. AR level 9.2 (no lexile)
    Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
    An American family goes to England to live and to learn how the British
    live. Moving into a haunted house, despite being told it was haunted,
    Oscar Wilde begins to have fun not only with the Americans’ way of life
    but with the British as well, injecting humor at every moment and satire
    especially of the Americans. In the end, the ghost becomes significant.
    Through him, young Virginia learns about life and death and that love
    transcends it all. Short story approx 64 pages
    Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
    The novel contains many classic Dickensian themes grinding poverty
    desperation fear temptation and the eventual triumph of good in the face
    of great adversity.In nineteenth-century England, a young orphan boy lives
    in the squalid surroundings of a workhouse until he becomes involved with
    a gang of thieves. AR level 11.3 (no lexile)
    Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
    When Louisa Clark takes a job working for Will Traynor who is wheelchair
    bound after an accident ended his extravagant lifestyle, she learns that
    he plans to end his life in six months. Shocked, Louisa embarks on a plan
    to change his mind, and the two vastly different people grow close and try
    to help the other find happiness despite what it costs them personally.
    Lexile 810
    The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
    Vivid descriptions of early 19th century British life in a very rich prose
    style. Packed with characters around a core group of 5 members of the
    Pickwick Society (of inquiring adventurers). Though the fast paced
    narrative and complex situations, the reader gains a very good idea about
    the time period, its manners and customs. AR level 11.8 (no lexile)
    The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    Pulitzer-Prize-winning story of the manners and morals of New York society
    in the later 1800's, focusing on a handsome young lawyer who cannot decide
    between passion and propriety in his women. AR level 8.8 (no lexile)
    Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
    Describes the life of Little Dorrit, who was born and brought up in the
    Marshalsea prison where her father was confined for debt.
    AR level 9.4 (no lexile)
    Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    Driving home from a Friday night party, popular Samantha Kingston is
    involved in a car accident and dies. But then she wakes up the next
    morning and gets the chance to relive that fateful Friday over and over
    again, for a total of one week, to change the past. With a new
    perspective, Sam -- who initially sets out to prolong her own life --
    realizes the damage shes caused during her lifetime and struggles each
    day to right her wrongs before it's too late. Perhaps Sam won't be able
    to change her future, but just maybe she'll be able to make someone's
    life better.
    AR level 5.4 2017 film out this past summer
    No film available, but might be great alternative:
    Marley’s Ghost by Mark H. Osmun (must be this author-multiple titles)
    Before Scrooge, before Dickens, there was Jacob Marley.
    In Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge owes his
    salvation to one man: his former partner, the late Jacob Marley. Yet
    despite Marley’s crucial role we know him only as a shadow. Until now.
    Fugitive, prodigy, gambler, miner, mentor, corruptor and partner of
    Scrooge, Jacob Marley suffers a life in which he is both victim and
    villain, noble and vile. After his death, Marley’s ghost wanders a frozen
    hell seeking answers and redemption. There he plays one last role: that of
    a pawn in the battle between Light and Dark. Ultimately, Marley must
    choose between God and the Devil, between sacrifice and betrayal, as
    Mankind’s future hangs in the balance.
    Sweet 16 by Kate Brian
    On the night of her sweet sixteen birthday party, self-centered snob
    Teagan Phillips receives a visit from a special person who tries to
    convince the teenager to change the way she lives her life.
    AR level 4.8

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  8. page Holiday books with diverse populations edited Feeling Thankful, Shelley Rotner. (not specifically a Thanksgiving book) Los Gatos Black on Hallo…
    Feeling Thankful, Shelley Rotner. (not specifically a Thanksgiving book)
    Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes The children only make an appearance at the end of the rhyme. There are Spanish words sprinkled throughout.
    The Legend of the Poinsettia (Takes place in Mexico) by dePaola
    Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
    Under the Christmas Tree by Mikki Grimes (Christmas Poems; read one or read them all)
    How many miles to Bethlehem? by Crossley-Holland. The story of Jesus' birth. The characters variations of skin color (fair, light brown, dark brown etc.) that would have been likely at the time.
    The All-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll by Mckissack and Illustrated by Pinkney.
    A Christmas Surprise for Chabelita by Argentina Palacios
    *Duck for Thanksgiving *has many children from diverse backgrounds.
    Melrose and Croc's Christmas by Emma Chichester Clark.
    *Duck for Turkey Day* and *Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey* are both great for Thanksgiving.
    An Angel Just Like Me, Hoffman
    Under the Christmas Tree, Grimes

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