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Reaching Out

Fandango Stew

by David Davis

Have you ever been tricked into doing something good? This story teaches a town that kindness and generosity can turn something ordinary into something delicious. FOLKTALE

Get a Job Helping Others

by Ryan Jacobson

Have you ever thought of different jobs you’d like to do in the community? This book tells about kinds of jobs that benefit others. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Tell Me More

The Storyteller’s Candle

by Lucía González

Have you ever heard a story that is so real it takes you to another place? In this bilingual Puerto Rican tale, a storyteller uses wonderful stories to reunite some homesick children with their homeland. HISTORICAL FICTION

What Is Sign Language?

by Deborah Kent

Beanca was born deaf and must learn how to express herself to her family. Follow Beanca’s journey to discovering a new world of communication. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Inside Nature

Star in the Storm

by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Maggie keeps her beloved dog Sirius hidden when dogs are outlawed from her village. But when a dangerous storm puts people in danger, Maggie knows that Sirius can help and she must make a difficult choice. HISTORICAL FICTION

Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

by Patricia Lauber

Discover exciting facts and see fantastic photos in this fascinating look at volcanoes. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Unbreakable Spirit

Chang and the Bamboo Flute

by Elizabeth Star Hill

Chang loves to play his flute, but he’s too shy to play in front of others. When his family faces a sudden hardship, Chang realizes that it’s time to share his talent with the world. REALISTIC FICTION

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Find out how a dancer, a composer, and an artist collaborated to create a visionary ballet that amazed audiences and became an American classic. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Change It Up

Elvis and the Underdogs

by Jenny Lee

It’s not easy being sick, and Benji has been sick so often that he has his own punch card at the hospital. But with the help of his bossy new service dog, Benji is about to change his life for the better. FANTASY

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Did you know there was a time when we almost lost Thanksgiving? Find out how one person’s determination changed the law and made Thanksgiving a holiday for everyone. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Paths to Discovery

Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole

by Irene Latham

Did you know Black Mambas could slither as fast as 12 miles per hour? These entertaining poems are full of fun facts about some of the world’s most interesting animals. POETRY

Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird

by Stephanie Spinner

How do animals communicate, and how can we communicate with them? When one woman teaches her beloved African Grey parrot, Alex, to learn and say hundreds of words, she shows the world that animals are a lot smarter than we might think! NARRATIVE NONFICTION