Mrs. Sunshine's Reading list
by Pam Muñoz Ryan Year Published: 4th thru 6th
Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.
by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: 3rd thru 7thNow available in a digest paperback edition! The beloved 2014 Newbery Medal winner by former National Ambassador for Young People?s Literature Kate DiCamillo.
Holy unanticipated occurrences! From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters ? a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black and white by K. G. Campbell.
by Shel Silverstein Year Published: K thru 2nd Grade
"Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy." So begins Shel Silverstein's beloved story about a tree that literally gives her entire self to the person she loves. Silverstein's story, with its simple and beautiful illustrations, has been a gift to generations of readers. This 35th anniversary hardcover edition will be treasured for years to come.
Silverstein's inspirational parable introduces your child to the beauty of self-sacrifice and generosity.
by Harry Allard and James Marshall Year Published: K thru 2
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute. "Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children."
by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague Year Published: Kindergarten
Anyone who loves dogs will be highly entertained when America's favorite little dinosaurs learn how to take care of their muddy pups and handsome hounds. From bathing and feeding to walking and tossing balls, riotous fun ensues as youngsters learn patience and gentleness while sharing time with their beloved pets. From the bestselling duo, Yolen and Teague, this is the perfect gift for little dinosaurs (or big ones!) who cherish their dog or will soon have a furry new best friend in the house.