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The Little Prince

by Richard Howard and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince.

Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry's original artwork. Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

Date Added: 11/05/2018


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 5.0

Award: AR POINTS: 2.0

Maybe a Fox

by Alison Mcghee and Kathi Appelt

Worlds collide in a spectacular way when Newbery and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt and Pulitzer Prize nominee and #1 New York Times bestseller Alison McGhee team up to create a fantastical, heartbreaking, and gorgeous tale about two sisters, a fox cub, and what happens when one of the sisters disappears forever.

Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, better than best friends, they'd be identical twins if only they'd been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn't such a fast--faster than fast--runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they're not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens...and no one ever sees her again.

Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that--like their mother--her sister is gone forever. At the very same time, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born--half of the spirit world, half of the animal world. She too is fast--faster than fast--and she senses danger. She's too young to know exactly what she senses, but she knows something is very wrong. And when Jules believes one last wish rock for Sylvie needs to be thrown into the river, the human and shadow worlds collide.

Writing in alternate voices--one Jules's, the other the fox's--Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee tell the searingly beautiful tale of one small family's moment of heartbreak, a moment that unfolds into one that is epic, mythic, shimmering, and most of all, hopeful.

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 4.9

Award: AR POINTS: 5.0

The Underneath

by David Small and Kathi Appelt

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.

A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath.

Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten’s one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder, Shiloh, and The Yearling, for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O’Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love—and its opposite, hate—the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 11/07/2018


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 5.2

Award: AR POINTS: 9.0

Crenshaw

by Katherine Applegate

In her first novel sinceThe One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either.

His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

Nominee for the 2018 Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association)

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.8

Award: AR POINTS: 3.0

The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home-and his own art-through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it's up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

Newbery Medal Winner

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.6

Award: AR POINTS: 4.0

Sheep in a Shop

by Nancy E. Shaw and Margot Apple

The "lovable muttonheads" are off to the store in search of the perfect birthday gift in this latest in the sheep series of rhymed read-alouds.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Sheep Out to Eat

by Nancy E. Shaw and Margot Apple

The sheep are back, and this time they're hungry, venturing into a tea shop for even more rollicking fun and, of course, disasters.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.2

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

The excitement is jam packed in Fly Guy's newest episode, which features a comic book within the story. Buzz and Fly Guy are superheroes. The dynamic duo must battle a fiery dragon and a band of pirates.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.3

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl

by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy has a new friend! When Fly Guy meets Fly Girl, he is amazed and smitten.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.4

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Fly High, Fly Guy!

by Tedd Arnold

Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip because they're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride.

First Fly Guy gets lost at the picnic site, but he shows up in the garbage can. Then he gets lost at the art museum, but he shows up as part of a modern painting. At the beach, he turns up in a shell, and at the amusement park, on Buzz's hot dog (yuck!). Then, Dad can't figure out how to get home, and the whole family is lost -- until Fly Guy leads the way! Picture descriptions present.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.4

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Hi! Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.6

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Hooray for Fly Guy!

by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy joins Buzz's football team, despite Coach's misgivings, and hits the field for a special, secret play.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.6

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

I Spy Fly Guy!

by Tedd Arnold

When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in his favorite place, the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy, too!

A very worried Buzz follows the truck to the dump, where he sees zillions of flies. Where is Fly Guy? Time after time, Buzz thinks he spies Fly Guy, only to be snubbed, boinked, or bitten. Then he realizes they've been playing a game. He yells, "I give up. You win!" And Fly Guy leaves his new hiding place -- he was on top of Buzz's hat all along!

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.5

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Shoo, Fly Guy!

by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy returns home to discover that Buzz has gone on a picnic without him!

Sad and hungry, Fly Guy takes off in search of his favorite food.

He gets shooed away from a hamburger, a pizza, a dog's bones, and even roadkill--leaving readers to guess what Fly Guy's favorite oozy, lumpy, smelly, and brown food could possibly be!

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.7

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Super Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

FLY GUY is off to school. Will he make trouble? Or will he save the day? A funny story by bestselling author and illustrator Tedd Arnold.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.7

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

After accidentally swallowing her grandson's pet fly, Grandma tries to retrieve it by consuming progressively larger animals.

Date Added: 08/11/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 1.6

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Crispin

by Avi

"Asta's Son" is all he's ever been called. The lack of a name is appropriate, because he and his mother are but poor peasants in 14th century medieval England. But this thirteen-year-old boy who thought he had little to lose soon finds himself with even less - no home, no family, or possessions. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he may be killed on sight, by anyone. If he wishes to remain alive, he must flee his tiny village. All the boy takes with him is a newly revealed name - Crispin - and his mother's cross of lead.

A Newbery Award Winner.

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 5.0

Award: AR POINTS: 7.0

The Fighting Ground

by Avi

April 3, 1778

He may be just thirteen, but Jonathan knows he's ready to go to the war against the British. He can handle a gun. He yearns to battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin.So when Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll, calling men to fight, he runs to join them. He doesn't realize that in just twenty-four hours, his life will be forever altered -- by the war, by his fellow soldiers, and by the terrible choices he must make.

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 4.2

Award: AR POINTS: 4.0

Tuck Everlasting

by Natalie Babbitt

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 11/01/2018


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 5.0

Award: AR POINTS: 4.0

Balcony on the Moon

by Ibtisam Bakarat

Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area. A Margaret Ferguson Book

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 6.5

Award: AR POINTS: 9.0

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
The New York Times Bestseller
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016
Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016
2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 4.8

Award: AR POINTS: 12.0

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016 2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . . The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 4.8

Award: AR POINTS: 12.0

Ivy and Bean

by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, quick! Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming - and addictive - introduction to a new series.

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

A Coal Miner's Bride

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

A diary account of 13-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love. Her fascinating diary entries give readers a personal glimpse into what life was like in a coal-mining town during a tumultuous time in the country's past.

Date Added: 08/12/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 5.5

Award: AR POINTS: 6.0

Hope Was Here

by Joan Bauer

When Hope and her aunt move to small-town Wisconsin to take over the local diner, Hope's not sure what to expect. But what they find is that the owner, G.T., isn't quite ready to give up yet--in fact, he's decided to run for mayor against a corrupt candidate. And as Hope starts to make her place at the diner, she also finds herself caught up in G.T.'s campaign--particularly his visions for the future. After all, as G.T. points out, everyone can use a little hope to help get through the tough times... even Hope herself.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Senior Award

Date Added: 11/01/2018


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 5.1

Award: AR POINTS: 6.0


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