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Picture books are great choices for readers of all ages. Stories are told through a combination of text and illustrations. Some picture books are wordless. In library, we learn about the Caldecott Medal, an award given to the book with the best illustrations that year. Some favorite picture book authors and illustrators are Mo Willems, Mark Teague, Eric Carle, Jerry Pinkney, and Marc Brown.

Cover of Fly Guy books  

I-Can-Read (early chapter) books are an excellent choice for students who are learning how to read on their own. They're known for limited words on each page, illlustrations, and may have short chapters. Favorite I-Can-Read authors are Tedd Arnold (Fly Guy ), Kate DiCamillo (Mercy Watson ), Cynthia Rylant (Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, Mr. Putter and Tabby and more) and Mo Willems (Elephant and Piggy).

Cover of Lost Hero book  

Fiction books (also known as "chapter books") are great for read-alouds or for students to read independently.  Fiction books include different genres: realistic fiction, mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, adventure, sports, science fiction and fantasy.  We have many favorite fiction authors at our school, including: Rick Riordan,Sharon Creech, Gordon Korman, Andrew Clements and Jeff Kinney.

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FICO Some chapter books are published in a larger format (think picture books) but contain more sophisitcated storylines and content (topics may deal with death, war, etc.). For these, we created the Fiction Oversized (FICO) collection.

Cover of non-fiction dog book

Non-fiction books are for students of every age.  Non-fiction books are full of facts and information, and cover all topics: science, biography, animals, sports, crafts, cooking, poetry, states, countries, and more. They also have a wide range of reading levels, from very early readers to upper elementary.

 
Cover of readalong book and cd  

Read-alongs Our library has many great books with CD or cassette tapes. Students can read along while the story is read aloud. We have picture, I Can Read, chapter and non-fiction selections, and these circulate just like regular library books. Please return the hanging storage bag and media when returning to the library.

picture of magazine Student magazine titles that we subscribe to this year include:
Ask, Boys' Life, Click!, Cobblestone, Cricket, Faces, Kids Discover, Highlights, Ladybug, Muse, National Geo Kids,Owl, Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick Jr., Spider, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Stone Soup, and Zoobooks. Magazines are checked out for 1 week.
Click here for a list of GES magazines
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Reference books are great for tools for answering quick questions and gathering information. Need to know... the birthstone for April? (almanac), where Mt. Rushmore is found? (encyclopedia), where Bermuda is? (atlas), what does preposterous mean? (dictionary). Reach for a Reference book!