Mountains and Valleys


Children's literature provides powerful learning and entertainment opportunities that are catalysts to creativity and research.  Extension links for each book are now complete! Be sure you have your sound on to get the full effects!


Newbery Medalist

Crispin by Avi-- Newbery Medal


Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List SM
Research Links
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Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart Vera B. Williams 
Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio Tony Johnston
Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights by Debbie S. Miller
Danitra Brown Leaves Town by Nikki Grimes
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices Paul B. Janeczko
Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia by Barbara O’Connor
George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora
The Gorillas of Gill Park by Amy Gordon
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale Laurie Myers. Michael Dooling, Illustrator
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson 
Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury (Not recommended because of vulgarities in the text)
My Chimp Friday: The Nana Banana Chronicles by Hester Mundis
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman
The Pot That Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel. 
Runaway Radish by Jessie Haas
A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson by Michelle Y. Green
Tippy Lemmey by Patricia C. McKissack
Togo by Robert J. Blake
Where I’d Like To Be by Frances O’Roark Dowell 

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