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National Education Association's List of Kids' Top 100 Books

Description: The National Education Association compiled a list of Kids' Top 100 Books. Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles from this list. #kids #teachers


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These Happy Golden Years

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book.

Winner of the Newbery Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The First Four Years

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning her life with her new husband, Almanzo. Laura is a young pioneer wife now, and must work hard farming the land around their home, facing the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein

Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Stuart Little

by E. B. White and Rosemary Wells and Garth Williams

Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that features a very small mouse on a very big adventure. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his family. But when Stuart's best friend goes missing, he's determined to leave home and take an epic journey to find his friend.E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of friendship, family, and adventure that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains beautiful illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Where the Red Fern Grows

by Wilson Rawls

A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country.

Old Dan had the brawn.

Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley.

Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too.

Where the Red Fern Grows is an exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Witches

by Roald Dahl

My orders are that every single child in this country shall be rrubbed out, sqvashed, sqvirttered and frrrittered before I come here again in vun year's time! Do I make myself clear? The Grand High Witch has a fiendish plan for getting rid of all the children in England. First, her fellow hags will take over all the sweet shops. Next, they will sell poisoned sweets and chocolate which will turn children into mice! Then, make way for the mouse traps... This terrible plan is overheard by the young boy narrator of the story. Fortunately, his grandma knows something about witches. Unfortunately, before he has a chance to consult her, he is turned into a mouse himself. Will the witches triumph? Are the children of England doomed? And what exactly is the secret behind grandma's missing finger? This award winning tale has all the answers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

The prologue to The Lord of The Rings trilogy, this book introduces us to middle earth and the folk who inhabit it.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Fellowship of the Ring

by J. R. R. Tolkien

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Two Towers

by J. R. R. Tolkien

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin--alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Return of the King

by J. R. R. Tolkien

The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive -- now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Matilda

by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical on Broadway, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

London's classic tale about a dog's adventures in the North.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Foot Book

by Dr Seuss

Text and pictures tell about many kinds of feet-front feet, back feet, red, feet, black feet, slow feet, quick feet, trick feet, sick feet, etc.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

by Dr Seuss

"Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot... but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!" Not since "'Twas the night before Christmas" has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. Images and image descriptions available.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

A little magic can take you a long way.

After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends -- Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Stone Fox

by John Reynolds Gardiner and Greg Hargreaves

John Reynolds Gardiner's action-packed canine adventure story of a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years.

Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.

Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Falling Up

by Shel Silverstein

Quirky poetry for children, includes scanner's descriptions of accompanying drawings.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 6-8 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Newbery Medal Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


A Wind in the Door

by Madeleine L'Engle

The sequel to A Wrinkle In Time.

Evil in the form of the Echthroi is spreading throughout the galaxy, but Meg Murry is not involved in the struggle until the Echthroi invade her younger brother, Charles.

Through a day and a night of terror, the forces of good and evil fight for Charles' life and the ultimate salvation of mankind.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


A Swiftly Tilting Planet

by Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry O'Keefe and her family are just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner when her father gets a phone call from the White House about a madman's threat of nuclear war. Only an old Irish rune seems to hold a clue to averting worldwide disaster, and when Meg's brother Charles Wallace, now fifteen, recites it, a radiant white beast--the unicorn Gaudior--appears to join him on his quest. But there are only twenty-four hours in which to stop tragedy from occurring. Can Charles Wallace, with the help of Gaudior and Meg, possibly succeed?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Many Waters

by Madeleine L'Engle

4th book in L'Engles time quartet series. Twins Sandy and Dennys Murry are accidentally transported to the biblical time of Noah and the flood, caught in struggles of good and evil and human nature.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The North Star

by Peter H. Reynolds

It is often said that life is a journey, and it's true. But sometimes it's difficult to know which path to follow when signs point in so many different directions. Peter H. Reynolds once again inspires readers to observe, to wonder, and to consider diverging from the well-worn path--to follow their dreams. And so the journey begins....

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Outsiders

by S. E. Hinton

Three brothers endure problems to stay united after the death of their parents. They find themselves as outsiders in the society where they do not share the values and depend on their friends to co-exist.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


A Light in the Attic

by Shel Silverstein

A collection of children's poetry

Date Added: 05/25/2017



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