Common Core Exemplars

About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks  by Bruce Koscielni

 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 The Birchbark House  by Louise Erdrich

 A Bird Came Down the Walk  by Emily Dickinson

 The Black Stallion  by Walter Farley

 Bud, Not Buddy  by Christopher Paul Curtis

 Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888  by Ernest Lawrence Thayerand Joe Morse

 Chicago Poems  by Carl Sandburg

 Confetti: Poems for Children  by Pat Mora and Enrique O. Sanchez

 Danger! Volcanoes  by Seymour Simon and Chronicle Books

 Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet  by Melvin Berger and Joan Holub

 England the Land  by Erinn Banting

 Freedom: A History of US  by Joy Hakim

 Horses  by Seymour Simon

 Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms by Patricia Lauber

 The Kid's Guide to Money by Steven Otfinoski

 Let’s Investigate Marvelously Meaningful Maps  by Madelyn Wood Carlisle

 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

M.C. Higgins the Great  by Virginia Hamilton

 The Mound Builders of Ancient North America: 4000 Years of American Indian Art, Science, Engineering, & Spirituality  by E. Barrie Kavasch

 My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World  by Margriet Ruurs

 Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

 Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts  by Roald Dahl

 The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 Songs of Innocence and of Experience  by William Blake

 Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions  by Don L. Wulffson and Laurie Keller

 Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

 We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

 Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Maurice Sendak

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder  by Walter Wick

 Hurricanes by Seymour Simon

 John Muir: America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky and Stan Fellows

 The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

 Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters and Lauren Stringer

 The Periodic Table: Elements with Style by Adrian Dingle and Simon Basher

 The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

 The Ultimate Dinopedia by Don Lessem and Franco Tempesta

 Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

 Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out by Mary Brigid Barrett and National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance

 Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison

 River Town by Bonnie Geisert and Arthur Geisert

 Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing by James Rumford

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