2nd Quarter Literature

(Ebk- refers to E-book with
Follet), (oop- refers to out of
print book, TB- refers to
Tumblebook)
Some oops books may be listed in this document because some of the MISD libraries currently have them on
their shelves and would provide a good resources. Other books that are similiar based on content and skill
are listed as well and may be used as substitutes.
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy
Monsters
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E YOL
Two rambunctious monsters creep, gurgle, crawl, and tumble before falling asleep.
Monster Mash
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E CAT
Using the words from the 1962 novelty song "Monster Mash," Catrow has created a hilarious picture book with inventive illustrations. Electrifying pictures on spreads with minimal text explode the lyrics into a (not) terrifying book that monster fans will cherish. The artwork shows everything readers might think would frighten them in a humorous light. The detailed pictures are created with pen, pencil, watercolors, and gouache.
There's Something in My Attic
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E MAY
Convinced there is something making noise in the attic at night, a brave little girl sneaks up the stairs, lasso in hand, to capture whatever it is.
Socksquatch
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E DOR
Socksquatch tries to find a sock to warm his cold foot.
Three Monsters
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E McK

The Monster Party
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E HAR
A little mouse has had his fill of the monsters having a party every night at midnight.
Mostly Monsterly
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E SAU
On the outside, Bernadette is a lot like the other monsters in her class but when she shows that she can be sweet, her classmates reject her until she finds a way to fit in again.
Ten Little Beasties
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E EMB
One by one, ten little monsters appear and then disappear from the page.
The Monster Returns
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E McC
When the monster that Jeremy created threatens to return, Jeremy enlists his neighbors to help him with a solution to the problem.
Monster Mess
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E CUY
A monster sneaks into a boy's room and cleans up while the boy is asleep.
Where the Wild Things Are
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E SEN
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
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E EMB
A monster appears and disappears in a series of die-cut designs.
Miss Tizzy
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E GRA
The children love the eccentric Miss Tizzy and miss her when she becomes ill.
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E MUI
Hedgehog C. R. Mudgeon, who is used to having everything exactly the same every day, has some adjusting to do when a lively new neighbor moves into the tree next door.
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E SHA
Although he finally agrees that he has too many toys and needs to give them away, there is one toy that Spencer absolutely cannot part with.
Leonardo the Terrible Monster
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E WIL
Despite his best efforts, Leonardo cannot scare anyone, even miserable Sam, and the sympathy he feels for Sam leads to friendship.
Tickle Monster
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E BIS
A monster from Planet Tickle sets out on a mission to make a furry creature laugh by tickling it everywhere.
There's A Monster
Under My Bed
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E HOW
Simon is sure there are monsters under his bed in the night--he can even hear them breathing.
Monster's Monster
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E MCD
McDonnell-s (Me... Jane) monster is even more prone to acts of sweetness and generosity-much to the dismay of his creators. Three runty, bean-nosed monsters named Grouch, Grump, and little Gloom -n- Doom (he has two heads) decide to settle their perpetual quarreling about which of them is the meanest by making -a monster monster. The biggest, baddest monster ever!- Like Frankenstein-s monster, theirs has the same flat head, neck bolts, and automaton walk. He-s strong enough to smash castle walls, but he has unexpectedly lovely manners. McDonnell-s greatest strength is to explore with tenderness the finest instincts humans show, without making them prissy or maudlin. The monster-s goodness (and some jelly doughnuts) transform the three little monsters in an entirely believable way:
Wanda's Monster
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E SPI
When Wanda fears that she has a monster in her closet, she takes her grandmother's advice and begins to look at things from the monster's point of view.
Monster Hug
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E STE
Two rambunctious young monsters have an action-packed day together.
Most Loved Monster
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E DOW
At bedtime, four little monsters ask their mother which one she loves the most, and one by one, she reminds them of why they are each special.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster
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E EMB
Monsters of different colors explain what makes them feel glad, sad, loving, worried, silly, and angry.
No Such Thing
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E KOL
Imaginative story of a boy who is afraid there is a monster under his bed until he meets a monster who is afraid of the boy above his bed.
My Monster Mama
Loves Me So
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E LEU
A young monster describes all the things its mother does to show she loves it.
Taming Horrible Harry
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E CHA
Horrible Harry's job is to scare humans away from the forest, but when one of his victims leaves a book behind, he discovers the joy of reading.
Betime at the Swamp
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E CRO
Upon hearing a swamp monster's splashing, rumbling approach, a boy hides in a tree, where he is soon joined by his sister, brother, two cousins, and even the monster itself, until Ma arrives to bring them all home to bed.
Frankie Stein
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E Sch
Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Stein love their son very much, but despite their best efforts and his, it seems he will never look or act as scary as a Stein should.
The Very Worst Monster
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E HUT
Hazel's determination to be the very worst monster of all becomes more concentrated and imaginative with every bit of attention focused on her baby brother.
It's Fall
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E GLA
A child experiences the colors and textures of fall. Includes nature activities to do during that season.
Someday
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E Spi
A young girl contrasts the exciting things she might someday do, like digging for dinosaur bones and swimming with dolphins, with her present-day activities of finding loose change in the sofa cushions and feeding her goldfish.
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
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E BUS
As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns about the delicate balance between life and death.
Seven Blind Mice
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398.24 YOU
Retells in verse the Indian fable of the blind men discovering different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance. The illustrations depict the blind arguers as mice.
Night Tree
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E BUN
A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree with food for the forest animals at Christmastime
Chrysantheumum
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E HEN
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Kitten's First Full Moon
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E HEN
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
Chester's Way
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E HEN
Chester and Wilson share the same exact way of doing things, until Lilly moves into the neighborhood and shows them that new ways can be just as good.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
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E HEN
Lilly learns a valuable lesson in cooperation, obedience, and keeping the special relationship between teacher and student when she is too proud of her new toys.
Lilly's Big Day
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E HEN
When her teacher announces that he is getting married, Lilly the mouse sets her heart on being the flower girl at his wedding.
Don't Let the Pigeon
Drive the Bus
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E WIL
When a bus driver goes on break, he asks the audience to keep an eye on his vehicle and the daft, bug-eyed pigeon who desperately wants to drive it.
Don't Let the Pigeon
Stay Up Late
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E WIL
Needing to brush his teeth, a bus driver asks the reader to make sure that the pigeon goes to bed on time--but the bird has many excuses about why it should stay awake.
any Magic School Bus Book
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Ms. Frizzle's class investigates....
A Particular Cow
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E FOX
A particular cow has some particularly unusual adventures on a particular Saturday morning.
Wemberly Worried
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E HEN
A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.
Owen
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E HEN
Owen the mouse has grown too big for his blanket.
Knuffle Bunny
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E WIL
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat.
A Weekend With Wendell
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E HEN
Sophie does not enjoy energetic, assertive Wendell's weekend visit until the very end, when she learns to assert herself and finds out Wendell can be fun to play with after all.
Lilly's Chocolate Heart
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E HEN
Lilly loves her chocolate heart. Will she save it? Forever and ever? What do you think?
Wemberly's Ice Cream Star
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E HEN
Wemberly mouse comes up with a creative solution when she receives an ice-cream star and cannot eat it for worrying that it will drip on her dress, and that her stuffed friend Petal did not get a share.
Sheila Rae, The Brave
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E HEN
When brave Sheila Rae, who usually looks out for her sister Louise, becomes lost and scared one day, Louise comes to the rescue.
The Three Little Pigs- any version
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398.2 GAL
A retelling of the children's classic illustrated by the author.
Old Bear
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E HEN
When Old Bear falls asleep for the winter, he has a dream that he is a cub again, enjoying each of the four seasons.
A Good Day
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E HEN
A bird, a fox, a dog, and a squirrel overcome minor setbacks to have a very good day.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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E ROS
Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.
The Relatives Came
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E RYL
The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.
Milo and the Mysterious Island (oop)
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E PFI
In this book with two endings, a happy and a sad one, Milo the cliff mouse leads his companions to the island of striped mice, and their actions determine whether they will gain friends or enemies.
Milo and Mysterious Island
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E PFI
A mouse discovers an extraordinary stone that can bring delight or disaster to the world; halfway through, the book splits into two sections, each offering a different ending.
Delivering Your Mail
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383 OWE
Describes some of the things that letter carriers do to make sure people in the community get their mail.
Mail Carriers- or any
other book about how
mail is delivered.
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383 REA
Explains the clothing, tools, schooling, and work of mail carriers.
Help Me Mr. Mutt
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E STE
Dogs across the United States write to Mr. Mutt, a people expert, for help with their humans.
I Wanna Iguana
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E CAT
Alex and his mother write notes back and forth in which Alex tries to persuade her to let him have a baby iguana for a pet.
Nice Try Tooth Fairy
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E WIL

The Jolly Postman
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E AHL
A jolly postman delivers letters to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and the Three Bears. Each letter may be removed from its envelope page and read separately.
Dear Annie
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E CAS
Presents a series of postcards and letters Annie sends to or receives from her loving grandfather from the time she is born.
First Year Letters
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E Dan
The children in Mrs. Sarah Jane Hartwell's class write letters to her.
Dear Vampa
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E Col
A young vampire writes a letter to his grandfather bemoaning his new neighbors.
Dear Mr. LaRue
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E TEA
Gertrude LaRue receives typewritten and paw-written letters from her dog Ike, entreating her to let him leave the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy and come back home.
Help Me Mr. Mutt
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E STE
Dogs across the United States write to Mr. Mutt, a people expert, for help with their humans.
Dear Primo: a letter to my cousin
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E TON
Two cousins, one in Mexico and one in New York City, write to each other and learn that even though their daily lives differ, at heart the boys are very similar.
Click Clack Moo
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E CRO
When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
The Legend of the Poinsettia
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398.24 DeP
Retelling of the Mexican legend of how the poinsettia came to be.
Silver Packages
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E RYL
Every year at Christmas a rich man rides a train through Appalachia and throws gifts to the poor children who are waiting, in order to repay a debt he owes the people who live there.
The Gingerbread Doll
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E TEW
Although her family's prosperity brings her increasingly nicer dolls as Christmas gifts, Rebecca is most fond of her gingerbread doll because it was made from love.
Angelina's Christmas
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E HOL
Angelina and her cousin Henry help bring Christmas to a lonely old postman.
Tree of Cranes
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E SAY
A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes.
The Polar Express
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E ALL
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Auntie Claus
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E PRI
When her eccentric Auntie Claus leaves for her annual business trip, Sophie stows away in her luggage, travels with her to the North Pole, and discovers that her aunt is really Santa's sister and helper.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
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E SEU
The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?