Art
Ivan Bulloch, Shona Hynes, and Jeffrey Lewis. Cartoons and Animation. (1998,
Children’s Press)
Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Laura Stringer. Fold Me a Poem.
(Harcourt, 2005)   
Patrick Jenkins. Animation: How to Draw Your Own Flipbooks, and Other Fun Ways
to Make Cartoons Move. (Addison Wesley,1991)
Lafe Locke. Making “Movies” Without a Camera: Inexpensive Fun with Flipbooks and
Other Animation Gadgets. (Betterway Books, 1992)


Asian American Studies
Lenore Look. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. (Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009)
Lenore Look. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things. (Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008)


Criminal Science
Gennifer Choldenko. Al Capone Does My Shirts. (Putnam, 2004)   
Jack Gantos. Hole In My Life. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002)   
Pete Hautman. Rash. (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2006)   
Gordon Korman. The Juvie Three. (Hyperion, 2008)   
Gordon Korman. “Kidnapped” (Series):
Abduction. (Scholastic, 2006)
The Search. (Scholastic, 2006)
Rescue. (Scholastic, 2006)
Gordon Korman. Son of the Mob. (Hyperion, 2002)
Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle. (Hyperion, 2004)
Walter Dean Myers. Monster. (Amistad, 1999)   
Todd Strasser. Boot Camp. (Simon & Schuster, 2007)    
Todd Strasser. Give a Boy a Gun. (Simon Pulse, 2002)   
Stanley "Tookie" Williams. Life in Prison. (Chronicle Books, 2001)   


Hispanic American Studies
John H. Ritter. The Boy Who Saved Baseball. (Philomel, 2003) [Baseball]   


History: General
Joy Masoff. Oh Yikes!: History's Grossest, Wackiest Moments. (Workman, 2000)   
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca, and Will Osborne. Pirates. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2001)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca, and Will Osborne. Titanic: A Nonfiction Companion to Tonight on the Titanic. [Magic Tree
House Research Guide] (Random House, 2002)
James Solheim. It's Disgusting and We Ate It!: True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History. Simon &
Schuster, 1998.     
David Ward. “The Grassland Trilogy” (Series)
Escape the Mask. (Amulet Books, 2008)
Beneath the Mask. (Amulet Books, 2008)   


History: African
Kathleen Duey. Mummy. [Time Soldiers] (Big Guy Books, 2005)  
Sandra Markle. Outside and Inside Mummies. (Walker & Company, 2005)  
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca, and Will Osborne. Mummies and Pyramids. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random
House, 2001)
Hudson Talbott. Safari Journal: The Adventures in Africa of Carey Monroe. (Silver Whistle, 2003)   


History: American
Joseph Bruchac. Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two. (Speak, 2005)
Christopher Paul Curtis.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham. (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1995)
Timothy Decker.
For Liberty: The Story of the Boston Massacre. Calkins Creek, 2009.
Kathleen Duey.
Pony Express. [Time Soldiers] (Big Guy Books, 2006)  
Dotti Enderle.
Crosswire. (Calkins Creek, 2010)
Dan Gutman. "Baseball Card Mysteries" (Series)
    Honus & Me. (HarperCollins, 1997)
    Jackie & Me. (HarperCollins, 1999)
    Babe & Me. (HarperCollins, 2000)
    Shoeless Joe & Me. (HarperCollins, 2002)
    Mickey & Me. (HarperCollins, 2003)
    Abner & Me. (HarperCollins, 2005)
    Satch & Me. (HarperCollins, 2006)
    Jim & Me. (HarperCollins, 2008)
    Ray & Me. (HarperCollins, 2009)
Helen Hemphill. The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones. (Front Street, 2008)
Sid Hite.
Stick & Whittle. (Scholastic, 2000)   
Gail Jarrow.
Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps. (Calkins Creek, 2010)
Roland Laird, Taneshia Nash Laird.
Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans. ( Sterling , 2009)   
Chris Lynch.
Gold Dust. (HarperCollins, 2000)
Harry Mazer.
A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor . (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2001)
Harry Mazer.
A Boy No More. (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2004)
Walter Dean Myers.
Patrol: an American Soldier in Vietnam. (HarperCollins, 2002)
Walter Dean Myers.
Sunrise Over Fallujah. (Scholastic, 2008)   
Kadir Nelson. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. (Jump at the Sun, 2008)   
Gary Paulsen. Woods Runner. (Wendy Lamb, 2010)
Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce. Ghosts: A Nonfiction Companion to A Good Night for Ghosts. [Magic Tree House
Research Guide] (Random House, 2009)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca. American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Revolutionary
War on Wednesday. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2004)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca. Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday.
[Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2005)
Gary Paulsen. The Rifle. (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995)     
Gary Paulsen. Woods Runner. (Wendy Lamb, 2010)
Nathaniel Philbrick. Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex. (Putnam, 2002)  
Adam Selzer. The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History. (Delacorte, 2010)
Todd Strasser. The Wave. (Laurel Leaf, 1981)  
James L. Swanson. Chasing Lincoln 's Killer. (Scholastic, 2009)   


History: Asian
Kathleen Duey. Samurai. [Time Soldiers] (Big Guy Books, 2006)  
Nancy Bo Flood.
Warriors in the Crossfire. (Boyd's Mill Press, March 15, 2010)
Alison Goodman.
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. (Viking Juvenile, 2008)
Lian Hearn. "Tales of the Otori" (Series):
  
Heaven’s Net is Wide. (Riverhead, 2007) [Prequel]
  
The Sword of the Warrior: Across the Nightingale Floor, Episode 1. (Puffin, 2004)
 
 Journey to Inuyama: Across the Nightingale Floor, Episode 2. (Puffin, 2005)
 
 Lord Fujiwara's Treasures: Grass for His Pillow, Episode 1. (Puffin, 2005)
 
 The Way Through the Snow: Grass for His Pillow, Episode 2. (Puffin, 2005)
 
 Battle for Maruyama: Brilliance of the Moon, Episode 1. (Puffin, 2006)
  
Scars of Victory: Brilliance of the Moon, Episode 2. (Puffin, 2006)
  
The Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori. (Riverhead, 2007)   
Nawuth Keat.
Alive in the Killing Fields: The True Story of Nawuth Keat, a Khmer Rouge Survivor. (National Geographic
   Children's Books, 2009)
Andrew Matthews.
The Way of the Warrior. (Dutton Children’s Books, 2008)   
Roland Smith.
Elephant Run. (Hyperion Books for Children, 2007)
Roland Smith.
Peak. (Harcourt, 2007)
Jeff Stone. "The Five Ancestors." (Series):
  
Tiger. (Random House, 2005)
  
Monkey. (Random House, 2005)
  
Snake. (Random House, 2006)
  
Crane. (Random House, 2007)
  
Eagle. (Random House, 2008)
  
Mouse. (Random House, 2009)


History: European
Avi. Crispin: Cross of Lead. (Hyperion Books for Children, 2002)    
Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
The Boy Who Dared. (Scholastic, 2008)
Kathleen Duey.
Arthur. [Time Soldiers] (Big Guy Books, 2004)  
Julie Hahnke. “The Wolf’s Apprentice” (Series):
The Grey Ghost. (PublishingWorks, 2009)
Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce.
Leonardo da Vinci: A Nonfiction Companion to Monday With a Mad Genius. [Magic
  Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2009)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca.
Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to
   Hour of the Olympics.
[Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2004)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca.
Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Vacation
   Under the Volcanoe.
[Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2006)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca.
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to
     Leprechaun in Late Winter.
[Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2010)
Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca.
Knights and Castles. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2000)
Monika Schroder.
My Brother's Shadow. (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011)
Michael Sullivan, “The Bard” (Series):
    
The Sapphire Knight. (PublishingWorks, 2009)


History: South American
David Gram. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession. (Doubleday, February 2009)


Math
Demi. One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale. (Scholastic, 1997)
John Green.
An Abundance of Katherines. (Dutton Juvenile, 2006)   


Music
Gordon Korman. Born to Rock. (Hyperion, 2006)   
Kris Kroatin. Heavy Metal and You. (Push, 2005)
Susan VanHecke. Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers. (Boyd's Mill Press, 2011)


Native American Studies
Joseph Bruchac. Bearwalker. (HarperCollins, 2007)
Joseph Bruchac. Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two. (Speak, 2005)
Dan Gutman. Jim & Me. [Baseball Card Mysteries] (HarperCollins, 2008)   
Ben Mikaelsen. Touching Spirit Bear. (HarperCollins, 2001)
Ghost of Spirit Bear. (HarperCollins, 2008)     


Religion
Pete Hautman. Godless. (Simon & Schuster, 2004)   
Ben Mikaelsen. Touching Spirit Bear. (HarperCollins, 2001)
Ben Mikaelsen. Ghost of Spirit Bear. (HarperCollins, 2008)     
J. R. R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion. (Mariner Books, 2001)   


Sciences: General
Sylvia Branzei. Grossology. (Price Stern Sloan, 2002)
Sylvia Branzei. Grossology and You. (Price Stern Sloan, 2002)
Sylvia Branzei. Hands-On Grossology. (Price Stern Sloan, 2003)   
Joanna Cole. The Magic School and the Science Fair Expedition. (Scholastic, 2006)
Joy Masoff. Oh Yuck!: the Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty. (Workman, 2000)   
Judy Sierra, pictures by Stephen Gammell. The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School. (Simon & Schuster, 2007)   
Michael Sullivan. Escapade Johnson and the Phantom of the Science Fair. (PublishingWorks, 2009)
This Book Really Sucks!: the Science Behind Gravity, Flight, Leeches, Black  Holes, Tornadoes, Our Friend the Vacuum Cleaner,
and Most Everything  Else That Sucks. (Planet Dexter, 1999)


Sciences: Astronomy and Aeronautics
Franklyn M. Branley. Floating in Space. (HarperCollins, 1998)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System. (Scholastic, 1993)
Keith Laux. The World’s Greatest Paper Airplane and Toy Book. (Tab Books, 1988)
Ben Mikaelsen. Countdown. (Disney, 1996)   
Kenneth Oppel. "Matt Cruise" (Series):
Airborn. (HarperTeen, 2004)
Skybreaker. (HarperTeen, 2007)
Starclimber. (HarperTeen, 2009)
Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne. Space: A Nonfiction Companion to Midnight on the Moon. [Magic Tree House Research   
Guide] (Random House, 2002)
Nick Robinson. Super Simple Paper Airplanes. (Tab Books, 1988)
Seymour Simon. The Paper Airplane Book. (Puffin, 1976)


Sciences: Environmental Science
Bill Bryson. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. (Broadway Books, 1998)
Andrew Clements. A Week in the Woods. (Simon & Schuster, 2002)   
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane. (Scholastic, 1995)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth. (Scholastic, 1987)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm: A Book About Weather. (Scholastic, 2000)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor. (Scholastic, 1994)
Jeanne DuPrau. “Books of Ember” (Series):
The City of Ember. (Random House, 2003)
The People of Sparks . (Random House, 2004)
The Prophet of Yonwood. (Random House, 2006)
The Diamond of Darkhold. (Random House, 2008)
David Gram. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession. (Doubleday, 2009)   
Carl Hiaasen. Flush. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2005)   
Carl Hiaasen. Hoot. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2002)   
Carl Hiaasen. Scat. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2009)   
Gordon Korman. “Dive” (Series):
The Discovery. (Scholastic, 2003)
The Deep. (Scholastic, 2003)
The Danger. (Scholastic, 2003)
Gordon Korman. “Everest” (Series):
The Contest. (Scholastic, 2002)
The Climb. (Scholastic, 2002)
The Summit . (Scholastic, 2002)
Jon Krakauer. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster. (Villard, 1997)   
Kenneth Oppel. Dead Water Zone. (HarperTeen, 2007)  
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca. Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters: A Nonfiction Companion to
High Tide in Hawaii. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2007)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca, and Will Osborne. Rain Forests. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2001)
Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne. Twisters and Other Terrible Storms: A Nonfiction Companion to Twister on Tuesday.
[Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2003)
Graham Salisbury. Night of the Howling Dogs. (Wendy Lamb Books, 2007)  


Sciences: Life
Sylvia Branzei. Animal Grossology. (Price Stern Sloan, 2004)   
Karen Chin and Thom Holmes. Dino Dung: The Scoop on Fossil Feces. (Random House, 2004)   
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses. (Scholastic, 1999)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus In the Time of the Dinosaurs. (Scholastic, 1994)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Inside a Bee Hive. (Scholastic, 1996)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body. (Scholastic, 1989)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow. (Scholastic, 1995)
Carl Deuker. Gym Candy. (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)  
John Fleischman. Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science. (Houghton Mifflin, 2002)  
Paul Fleisher. Parasites: Latching On to a Free Lunch. (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006)  
Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by Elwood H. Smith. Gee Whiz! It’s All About Pee. (Viking Juvenile, 2006)
Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by Elwood H. Smith. The Truth About Poop. (Viking, 2004)   
Thomas R. Holtz and Luis V. Rey. Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages.
(Random House, 2007)
Gordon Korman. The Chicken Doesn’t Skate. (Scholastic, 1996)  
Kathleen Kudlinski. Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs. (Dutton, 2005)  
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca. Penguins and Antarctica. [Magic Tree House Research Guide]
(Random House, 2008)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca. Polar Bears and the Arctic: A Nonfiction Companion to Polar Bears
Past Bedtime. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2007)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca. Sabertooths and the Ice Age: A Nonfiction Companion to Sunset of
the Sabertooth. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2005)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Sal Murdocca. Sea Monsters: A Nonfiction Companion to Dark Day in the Deep
Sea. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2008)
Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Osborne. Dolphins and Sharks. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House,
2003)
Will Osborne, Mary Pope Osborne, and Sal Murdocca. Dinosaurs. [Magic Tree House Research Guide] (Random House, 2000)
Neal Schusterman. Unwind. (Simon & Schuster, 2007)  
Marilyn Singer. What Stinks? (Darby Creek, 2006)     
Andrew Solway. What's Living in Your Bedroom? (Heinemann, 2004)
Will Weaver. Defect. (Farrar Strauss Giroux, 2007)  
Desiree Webber. The Buffalo Train Ride. (Eakin Press, 1999)
Desiree Webber. Bonehead: Story of the Longhorn. (Eakin Press, 2003)   


Sciences: Physical
M. T. Anderson. Feed. (Candlewick, 2004)   
Tedd Arnold. No More Jumping on the Bed. (Dial, 1987)
Tedd Arnold. No More Water in the Tub. (Dial, 1995)
Vicki Cobb. Why Doesn’t the Earth Fall Up? And Other Not Such Dumb Questions About Motion. (Lodestar Books, 1989)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip. (Scholastic, 1997)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks. (Scholastic, 1986)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus Plays Ball: A Book About Forces. (Scholastic, 1998)
Joanna Cole. The Magic School Bus In the Arctic: A Book About Heat. (Scholastic, 1998)
Nancy Bo Flood. Sand to Stone and Back Again. (Fulcrum, 2009)
William Gurstelle. The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient
Artillery. (Chicago Review Press, 2004)
William Gurstelle. Backyard Ballistics. (Chicago Review, 2001)   
Peter Lafferty. Eyewitness: Force and Motion. (Dorling Kindersley, 2000)
Steve Parker. Isaac Newton and Gravity. [Science Discoveries] (1995, Chelsea House)  
Peter Riley. Forces and Movement. [Straightforward Science] (Grolier, 1998)
Lola M. Schaefer. Start and Stop. [The Way Things Move] (Pebble Books, 1999)
Ken Silverstein. The Radioactive Boy Scout: The True Story of a Boy and His Backyard Nuclear Reactor. (Random House, 2004)   
Todd Strasser. "Drift X" (Series):
Slide or Die. (Simon Pulse, 2006)
Battle Drift. (Simon Pulse, 2006)
Sidewayz Glory. (Simon Pulse, 2006)
John Stringer. The Science of Gravity. (Raintree/Steck Vaughn, 2000)
Chris Woodford, et al. Cool Stuff and How it Works. (Dorling Kindersley, 2005)   
Chris Woodford and Jon Woodcock. Cool Stuff 2.0 and How it Works. (Dorling Kindersley, 2007)
Chris Woodford. Cool Stuff Exploded. (Dorling Kindersley, 2008)   
Chris Woodford and Jon Woodcock. The Gadget Book: How Really Cool Stuff Works. (Dorling Kindersley, 2007)
Chris Woodford. How Cool Stuff Works. (Dorling Kindersley, 2008)     
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African American Studies
Christopher Paul Curtis. The Watsons Go to Birmingham. (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1995)   
Dan Gutman. Jackie & Me. [Baseball Card Mysteries] (HarperCollins, 1999)   
Dan Gutman. Satch & Me. [Baseball Card Mysteries] (HarperCollins, 2006)   
Helen Hemphill. The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones. (Front Street, 2008)
Michael Lewis. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. (Norton, 2007)
Chris Lynch. Gold Dust. (HarperCollins, 2000)   
Roland Laird, Taneshia Nash Laird. Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans. (Sterling, 2009)
Walter Dean Myers. Handbook for Boys. (Amistad, 2002)
Walter Dean Myers. Monster. (Amistad, 1999)   
Walter Dean Myers. Patrol: an American Soldier in Vietnam. (HarperCollins, 2002)
Kadir Nelson. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. (Jump at the Sun, 2008)   
Sue Stauffacher. Wireman. (Sue Stauffacher, 2005-2006)
Stanley "Tookie" Williams. Life in Prison. (Chronicle Books, 2001)   
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