Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Global Books for Grade 4

Mirror & Window Books

Amado, Elisa. 2007. Tricycle. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Argueta, Jorge. 2001. A Movie in My Pillow/Una película en mi almohada. Illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Coy, John. 1996. Night Driving. Illustrated by Peter McCarthy. NY: Henry Holt.
Cumyn, Alan. 2004. After Sylvia. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Gifaldi, David. 2008. Listening for Crickets. NY: Henry Holt and Co.
Medina, Meg. 2008. Milagros: Girl from Away.  NY: Henry Holt.
Schotter, Roni. 1999. Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street. Illustrated by Krysten Brooker. New York: Scholastic.
Thomas, Joyce Carol. 1996. Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. New York: HarperTrophy.


Text Sets
1. Jazz
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art TatumBurleigh, Robert. 2001. Lookin' for Bird in the Big City. Illustrated by Marek Los. Boston: Harcourt.
Campbell, Bebe. 2006. Stompin At The Savoy. Illustrated by Yarde Richard. NY: Philomel.
Dillon, Leo & Diane. 2007. Jazz on a Satruday Night. NY: Blue Sky Press.
Gourse, Leslie. 2007. Great Women of Jazz. Illustrated by Martin French. NY: Dutton.
Isadora, Rachel. 2002. Bring on that Beat. NY: Putnam.
Lester, Julius. 2001. The Blues Singer: Ten Who Rocked the World. Illustrated by Lisa Cohen. New York: Jump at the Sun.
Myers, Walter Dean. 2007. Jazz. Illustrated by Christopher Myers. New York: Holiday House.
Parker, Robert A. 2008. Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum. NY: Schwartz & Wade.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. 2002. Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. NY: Hyperion.
Raschka, Christopher. 2002. John Coltrane's Giant Steps. NY: Atheneum.
--------------------------. 1997. Mysterious Thelonious. NY: Orchard.

--------------------------. 1992. Charlie Parker Played Be Bop. NY: Scholastic.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2010. The Sound That Jazz Makes. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish.
-----------------------------------. 2008. Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane. NY: Henry Holt.
Winter, Jonah. 2006. Dizzy. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.

2. Peace
Demi. 2001. Ghandi. NY Simon & Schuster.
Coerr, Eleanor. 1997. Sadako. Illustrated by Ed Young. NY: Putnam.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle. 2011. Peaceful Pieces. NY: Henry Holt.
Katz, Karen. 2006. Can You Say Peace? NY: Henry Holt.
Menchu, Rigoberta & Domi. 2006. The Honey Jar. Illustrated by Dante Liano. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Tutu, Archbishop Desmond & Douglas Carlton Abrams. 2008. God's Dream. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Winter, Jonah. 2009. Peaceful Heroes. Illustrated by Sean Addy. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.
Wilson, Janet. 2008. One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists. Orca Book Publishers.
Zalben, Jane Breskin. 2006. Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World. NY: Dutton.





3. Poets
Ashby, Ruth. 2006. Caedmon's Song. Illustrated by Bill Slavin. NY: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.
Brown, Monica. 2011. Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People. Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. NY: Henry Holt.
Bryant, Jen. 2009. A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. NY: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.

Hill, Laban Carrick. 2010. Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave. llsutrated by Bryan Collier. NY: Little Brown.
Median, Tony. 2006. Love to Langston. NY: Lee & Low.

Ryan, Pam Munoz. 2010. The Dreamer. Illustrated by Peter Sis. NY: Scholastic Press.
Sisters in Strength: American Women Who Made a DifferenceWalker, Alice. 2001. Langston Hughes: American Poet. Illustrated by Catherine Deeter. NY: Amistad.
Winter, Jeanette. 2002. Emily Dickinson’s Letter to the World. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Global Interests
Ancona, George. 2003. Murals: Walls that Sing. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish.
Garay, Luis. 1997. The Long Road. Plattsburg, NY: Tundra Books.
Greenfield, Eloise. 2006. When The Horses Ride By: Children in the Time of War. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. New York: Lee & Low.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett. 2010. Amazing Faces. Illustrated by Chris Sientpoet. NY: Lee & Low.
McDonough, Yona Zeldis. 2000. Sister in Strength: American Women Who Made a Difference. Illustrated by Malcah Zeldis. NY: Henry Holt.

When The Visual Matters...
Balouch, Kristen. 2006. Mystery Bottle. New York: Hyperion.
Bildner, Phil. 2010. The Hallelujah Flight. Illustrated by John Holyfield. NY: Putnam.
Brown, Don.  2010. All Stations! Distress! April 15, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank. NY: FlashPoint.
Garza, Xavier. 2005. Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos.
Greenberg, Jan. 2008. Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond. Illustrated by Sandra Jordan. NY: Roaring Brook Press.
Hammond, Anna. 1993. This Home We Have Made / Esta Casa Que Hemos Hecho. Illustrated by Joe Matunis. NY: Crown.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, (Ed.). 2002. Home to Me: Poems Across America. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. New York:Orchard.
Miller, William. 2008. Rent Party Jazz. Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. NY: Lee & Low.
Nye, Naomi Shihab. 2000. Come With Me: Poems for a Journey. Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. New York: Greenwillow.
Raven, Margot Theis. 2004. Circle Unbroken: the Story of a Basket and its People. Illustrated by E. B. Lewis. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Yerxa, Leo. 2006. Ancient Thunder. Toronto, Ontario: Groundwood Books.

Books That Make Me Ask Questions
From The Bee Tree
Cohen Diana & Buchmann, Stephen. 2007. The Bee Tree. Illustrated by Paul Mirocha. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Fradin, Dennis Brindell. 2004. Nicolaus Copernicus: The Earth is a Planet. Illustrated by Cynthia Von Buhler. New York: Mondo Publishing.
Hartfield, Claire. 2002. Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Art of Romare Bearden. Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. New York: Dial.
Johnston, Tony. 2001. Uncle Rain Cloud. Illustrated by Fabrico VandenBroeck. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Lasky, Kathryn. 1994. The Librarian Who Measured the Earth. Boston: Little Brown and Company.
Mohr, Nicholas. 1999. Felita. Illustrated by Ray Cruz. NY: Puffin.
Nelson, S.D. 2006. Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story. NY: Lee & Low Books.
Park, Frances and Ginger Park. 1998. My Freedom Trip: A Child’s Escape from North Korea. Illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press.
Raschka, Christopher. 2010. Little Black Crow. NY: Atheneum.
Rohmer, Harriet. The Invisible Hunters / Los Cazadores Invisibles. Illustrated by Joe Sam. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Sis, Peter. 1997. The Starry Messenger. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Strauss, Rochelle. 2007. One Well: The Story of Water on Earth. Illustrated by Rosemary Woods. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.

Making Inferences
Cheng, Andrea. 2003. The Key Collection. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. NY:  Henry Holt and Co.
Giblin, James Cross. 2006. The Boy Who Saved Cleveland.
Illustrated by Michael Dooling. NY: Henry Holt and Co.
Joose, Barbara. 2006. Wind-Wild Dog. Illustrated by Kate Kieslr. NY: Henry Holt.
Lasky, Kathryn. 2000. First Painter. Illustrated by Rocco Baviera. NY: DK.
Mora, Pat. 2002. Maria Paints the Hills. Paintings by Maria Hesch. Albuquerque, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press.
Schmidt, Gary. 2002. The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell. Illustrated by Loren Long. NY: Henry Holt and Co.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. 2006. Dear Mr. Rosenwald. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. New York: Scholastic.
Wiles, Deborah. 2001. Freedom Summer. Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. New York: Aladdin.
Yin. 2006. Brothers. Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. New York: Philomel.

Determining Importance in Expository Text
Bardoe, Cheryl. 2006. Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas. Illustrated by Jos. A. Smith. Chicago, IL: Abrahms Books for Young Readers and The Field Museum of Chicago.
Bruchac, Joseph. 2002. Navajo Long Walk: The Tragic Story of a Proud People’s Forced March From Their Homeland. Illustrated by Shonto Begay. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
Deem, James M. 2005. Bodies From the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii. San Diego, CA: Houghton.
Parks, Parks and Gregory J. Reed. 1997. Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today’s Youth. New York: Lee & Low Books.
Rohmer, Harriet, Ed. 1997. Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Press Books.
Siy, Alexandra. 2006. Mosquito Bite. Illustrated by Dennis Kunkel. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publisher.
Smith, Charles R., Jr. 2002. Perfect Harmony: A Musical Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem. New York: Jump at the Sun.
Smith, David. 2002. If The World Were a Village: A Book About the World’s People. Illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
Webb, Sophie. 2000. My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal. NY: Houghton Mifflin.

Synthesis: Putting It All Together.
Bruchac, Joseph. 2004. Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path. Illustrated by S.D. Nelson. New York: Lee & Low.
Cheng, Andrea. 2005. Shanghai Messenger. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Lee & Low.
Gerstein, Mordicai. 2006. The Old Country. NY: Roaring Brook Press.
Myers, Tim J. 2000. Basho and the Fox. Illustrated by Oki S. Han. New York: Marshall Cavendish.
Nelson. S.D. 2010. Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story. NY: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Norman, Lissette. 2006. My Feet Are Laughing. Illustrated by Frank Morrison. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
Russell, Barbara Timberlake. 2004. The Remembering Stone. Illustrated by Claire B. Cotts. NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

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