INFO: Anderson, Joan. Sally Spylaw and the Flower Shop Mystery. P. 2004
DESC: Sally and her friend Tom like to spend their weekends being detectives. One Saturday they notice some strange things happening outside of a flower shop. They investigate the mystery.
TAGS: Highland Park, P, Mystery, Fame, Detectives, detective story, level p, highland park-p, papa
INFO: Parsons, John. Jaguar Attack. P. 2000.
DESC: This tells the story of a team of scientists traveling down a river in South America. Although a jaguar attack is part of the story, the book mainly deals with the devastation of natural areas.
TAGS: Highland Park, P, Global Warming, Expeditions, South America, Scientists, Animals.
INFO: McGuffee. Chasing Tornadoes. P. 2000
DESC: In this book, you’ll find out about scientists who chase tornadoes and study them up close.
TAGS: Highland Park, P, Tornadoes, Storms, Scientists, highland park-p, level p, papa, non-fiction, weather, cool jobs!
INFO: Lynch, Emma. The Wright Brothers. O. 2005
DESC: This book introduces readers to the lives and work of the two brothers who invented the first engine-driven flying machine.
TAGS: Highland Park, O, Industry, Brothers, Ohio, Planes, Technology, History, highland park-o, level o, aviation, inventors, inventions, oscar
INFO: Pirotta, Saviour. Trees and Plants in the Rainforest. O
DESC: Describes the different types of trees and plants that grow in the layers of the rain forest.
TAGS: Highland Park, O, Ecosystem, Environment, Plants, trees, rainforest, level o, highland park-o, oscar
INFO: Scieszka, Jon. The Frog Prince Continued. O. 1994
DESC: After the Princess kissed the frog, he turned into a handsome prince and they lived happily ever after… or “did they?” The Princess can’t stand the Prince’s froggy habits. The Prince is unhappy, too, and decides that it would be best if he were changed back to a frog. But finding a witch who will do the job is harder than he expects.
TAGS: Highland Park, O, Fantasy, Animals, Contentment, level o, highland park-o, fiction, chapter, oscar
INFO: Pirotta, Saviour. Predators in the Rain Forest. O
DESC: Introduction to the main features of rain forests, including transport, resources and environmental threats.
TAGS: Highland Park, O, Ecosystem, Animals, Environment, level o, highland park-o, oscar, non-fiction, rainforests, predators
INFO: Cullimore, Stan. The Mystery of Mrs Kim. O. 2000
DESC: Naomi and Charlotte, two girls on their way to school must walk through a neighborhood where many elderly people live. They are afraid of what they may find.
TAGS: Highland Park, O, Mystery, School, Blindness, Elderly, Prejudice, level o, highland park-o, oscar
INFO: Henson, Heather. That Book Woman
DESC: This book tells the story of a boy from Appalachia who is reluctant reader. After repeated visits by a traveling librarian, the boy sees the joy and value in reading.
TAGS: Highland Park, Read-Aloud, Appalachia, Reading, History, Librarian, Hard Work
INFO: George, Jean. The Wolves are Back. 2008
DESC: This book tells the story of how, over a century ago, wolves were persecuted in the United States and nearly became extinct. Gradually reintroduced, they are thriving again in the West, much to the benefit of the ecosystem. This book will teach a new generation to appreciate the grace, dignity, and value of wolves as it promotes awareness of the environment’s delicate balance.
TAGS: Highland Park, Read-Aloud, Nature, Eco-system, Wolves, Animals, Nature