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RL 9 - Compare & Contrast: Fiction & Fiction
Call Number: PZ1000.F165 Ol 2000
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.
Call Number: PZ1000.T3716 El 1983
Publication Date: 1969-04-30
Depicts the exciting life and adventures of a little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
When Lightning Comes in a Jar
Call Number: PZ1000.P75186 Wh 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-03
A young girl describes the family reunion at her grandmother's house, from the food and baseball and photos to the flickering fireflies on the lawn.
The Relatives Came
Call Number: PZ1000.R982 Re 1985
Publication Date: 1985-10-01
When a carload of their relatives pay a visit, a beleaguered family cannot tell one cousin from another.
The Other Side
Call Number: PZ1000.W868 Oth 2001
Publication Date: 2001-01-15
Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.
Freedom on the Menu
Call Number: PZ1000.W353 Fr 2005
Publication Date: 2004-12-29
The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl.
The Great Kapok Tree
Call Number: PZ1000.C41995 Gr 1990
Publication Date: 1990-03-15
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Call Number: PZ1000.G276 Lo 1971
Publication Date: 1971-08-12
Long before "going green" was mainstream, Dr. Seuss's Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment.
Call Number: PZ1000.B7559 Hat 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-29
When Lisa hangs her woolen clothes in the sun to air them out, Hedgie ends up wearing a stocking on his head, to the amusement of the other animals.
Call Number: PZ400.B73 Mi 1989
Publication Date: 1989-10-05
When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, several animals sleep snugly in it . . . until the bear sneezes.
The Legend of the Bluebonnet
Call Number: PZ400.D43 Le 1983
Publication Date: 1983-03-25
Thick clusters of vivid blue flowers cover the Texas hills. This retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
Call Number: PZ400.D43 Leg 1988
Publication Date: 1988-04-05
The hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this plant received its name is told in an old Indian legend.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Call Number: PZ1000.M3643 Br 1992
Publication Date: 1992-04-15
Beginning with Brown Bear, children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and finally, a teacher looking at them.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Call Number: PZ1000.M3643 Po 1991
Publication Date: 1991-10-15
Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.
RL 9 - Compare & Contrast: Within 1 Fiction Book
Annie and the Old One
Call Number: PZ1000.M5944 An 1971
Publication Date: 1985-05-30
Annie is a young Navajo girl who refuses to believe that her grandmother, the Old One, will die. Sadly, Annie learns that she cannot change the course of life.
City Dog, Country Frog
Call Number: PZ1000.W65 Cit 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-08
Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock to play games with him, but during the winter things change for them both.
Black and White
Call Number: PZ1000.M1197 Bl 1990
Publication Date: 1990-04-30
Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story?
Call Number: PZ1000.C1725 St 1993
Publication Date: 1993-04-30
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.
Through Grandpa's Eyes
Call Number: PZ7.M2225 Th 1980
Publication Date: 1980-04-01
John's Grandpa is blind. But Grandpa has his own way of seeing. And for John this makes a day spent with Grandpa an adventure -- of new sounds and smells and ways of doing everyday things.
RL 9 - Compare & Contrast: Fiction & Nonfiction
Mirette on the High Wire
Call Number: PZ1000.M478415 Mi 1992
Publication Date: 1992-10-21
Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Call Number: CT4300.P49 G47 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-05
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
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RL 9 - New Versions of Old Tales (Folktales)
Rubia and the Three Osos
Call Number: PZ400.E514 Ru 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-07
Retells the story of Goldilocks and the three bears in rhyming text interspersed with Spanish words, which are defined in a glossary.
Kate and the Beanstalk
Call Number: PZ400.O82 Kat 2000
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
In this version of the classic tale, a girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses her quick wits to outsmart a giant and make her and her mother's fortune.
The Gingerbread Girl
Call Number: PZ1000.E7323 Gi 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-21
Like her older brother, the Gingerbread Boy, who was eventually devoured by a fox, the Gingerbread Girl eludes the many people who would like to eat her but also has a plan to escape her sibling's fate.
Call Number: PZ1000.B7559 Gi 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-04
A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man.
Lon Po Po
Call Number: PZ400.Y84 Lo 1989
Publication Date: 1989-11-01
In this Red-Riding Hood story from China, three sisters staying home alone are endangered by Lon Po Po, a hungry wolf disguised as their grandmother.