All these books were
published in 1999.
Addy, Sharon. Right Here on This Spot.
Il. by John Clapp. (Houghton)
Atwell, Debby. River. Il. by author. (Houghton)
Borden, Louise. A. Lincoln and Me. Il. by Ted Lewin.
Mayer, Mercer. Shibumi and the Kitemaker. Il. by author.
Mollel, Tololwa. My Rows and Piles of Coins. Il. by
E. B. Lewis. (Clarion)
Myers, Christopher. Black Cat. Il. by author. (Scholastic)
Otto, Carolyn. Pioneer Church. Il. by Megan Lloyd.
Senisi, Ellen. Reading Grows. Il. by photographs.
Shannon, David. David Goes to School. Il. by author.
Stevens, Janet. Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! Il. by author.
Taback, Simms. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. Il. by
Wood, Douglas. Grandads Prayers of the Earth.
Il. by P. J. Lynch. (Candlewick)
Early Reader Books (1)
(Fiction books with
large print and limited vocabulary, hence useful for the early reader)
Kopper, Lisa. Daisy Knows Best.
Il. by author. (Dutton)
Transitional Books (1)
(Fiction books with
numerous pictures in which the text conveys meaning independent
of the illustrations; useful for the newly-fluent reader as a transition
to longer books)
Low, Alice. The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches.
Il. by Jane Manning. (HarperCollins)
(Books of prose that
may have some basis in fact but which are primarily a product of
the authors imagination)
Bat-Ami, Miriam. Two Suns in the Sky.
Cooney, Caroline. Burning Up. (Delacorte)
Cross, Gillian. Tightrope. (Holiday House)
Curtis, Christopher. Bud, Not Buddy. (Delacorte)
Eboch, Chris. The Well of Sacrifice. (Clarion)
Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. Il. by author.
Levitin, Sonia. The Cure. (Harcourt/Silver Whistle)
Myers, Walter. Monster. Il. by Christopher Myers.
Namioka, Lensey. Ties That Bind, Ties That Break.
Randle, Kristen. Breaking Rank. (Morrow)
Robertson, Bruce. Marguerite Makes a Book. Il. by
Kathryn Hewitt. (Getty Museum)
Ryan, Pam. Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. Il. by
Brian Selznick. (Scholastic)
(A collection of
fictional short stories by one or more authors)
Cart, Michael. Tomorrowland. (Scholastic)
- General Works / Computers
Morrison, Taylor. Civil War Artist.
Il. by author. (Houghton
- Philosophy and Psychology
Hausman, Bonnie. A to Z, Do You Ever Feel
Like Me? Il. by photographs. (Dutton)
Krull, Kathleen. They Saw the Future. (Atheneum)
- Religions (2)
Fisher, Leonard. Gods and Goddesses of the
Ancient Maya. Il. by author. (Holiday House)
Sonder, Ben. Evolutionism and Creationism. Il. by
- Social Sciences (7)
Bartoletti, Susan. Kids on Strike!
Illustrated with archival drawings and photographs. (Houghton)
Bridges, Ruby. Through My Eyes. Il. by photographs.
Gaskins, Pearl. What Are You? Illustrated. (Holt)
Geisert, Bonnie. River Town. Il. by Arthur Geisert.
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Las Posadas. Photographs by
Lawrence Migdale. (Holiday House)
Steir, Catherine. If I Were President. Il. by DyAnne
Tanaka, Shelley. Secrets of the Mummies. Illustrated.
- Folklore (9)
Allen, Debbie. Brothers of the Knight.
Il. and retold by Kadir Nelson. (Dial)
Beneduce, Ann Keay. Jack and the Beanstalk. Il. by
Gennady Spirin. (Philomel)
Goldin, Barbara. Journeys with Elijah. Il. by
Jerry Pinkney. (Harcourt/Gulliver)
Hague, Michael. Magical World of Unicorns. Il. by
Opie, Iona (Ed). Here Comes Mother Goose. Il.
by Rosemary Wells. (Candlewick)
Pinkney, Jerry. The Ugly Duckling. Il. by author.
Poole, Amy. How the Rooster Got His Crown. Il. by
author. (Holiday House)
Rosales, Melodye Benson. Leola and the Honeybears.
Il. by author. (Scholastic/Cartwheel)
Tseng, Grace. White Tiger, Blue Serpent. Il. by Jean
and Mou-Sien Tseng. (Lothrop)
- Languages (1)
Strumpf, Michael. The Grammar Bible.
- Pure Sciences (12)
Cowley, Joy. Red-Eyed Tree Frog. Photographs
by Nic Bishop. (Scholastic)
Dingus, Lowell. The Tiniest Giants. Il. by photographs.
Dunphy, Madeleine. Here Is the African Savanna. Il.
by Tom Leonard. (Hyperion)
Jenkins, Martin. The Emperors Egg. Il. by Jane
Lessem, Don. Dinosaurs to Dodos. Il. by Jan Sovak.
Mason, Adrienne. The World of the Spider. Il. by photographs.
McNulty, Faith. How Whales Walked into the Sea. Il.
by Ted Rand. (Scholastic)
Schmandt-Besserat, Denise. The History of Counting.
Il. Michael Hays. (Morrow)
Schnur, Steven. Spring. Il. by Leslie Evans. (Clarion)
Schwartz, David. If You Hopped Like a Frog. Il. by
James Warhola. (Scholastic
Seibert, Patricia. Discovering El Nino. Il. by Jan
Simon, Seymour. Crocodiles and Alligators. Photographs
by author. (HarperCollins)
- Applied Science and Technology
Beil, Karen. Fire in Their Eyes. Il.
by photographs. (Harcourt)
Couper, Heather. DK Space Encyclopedia. Illustrated.
Dyson, Marianne. Space Station Science. Illustrated.
Hall, Lindsey. Anorexia Nervosa. (Gurze)
Jones, Charlotte. Eat Your Words. Il. by John OBrien.
Levenson, George. Pumpkin Circle. Photographs
by Shmuel Thaler. (Tricycle)
McKissack, Patricia and Frederick L. Black Hands, White Sails:
The Story of African-American Whalers. Illustrated. (Scholastic)
- Arts (7)
Brooke, Michael. The Concrete Wave.
Dalton, Stephen. Secret Worlds. Il. by photographs.
Frazee, Marla. Hush, Little Baby: A Folksong with Pictures.
Il. by author. (Harcourt/Browndeer)
Macaulay, David. Building the Book CATHEDRAL. Il.
by author. (Houghton)
McKissack, Fredrick. Black Hoops. Il. with photographs.
Swinburne, Stephen. Guess Whose Shadow? Photographs
by author. (Boyds Mills)
Varriale, Jim. Take a Look Around. Illustrated. (Milbrook)
- Literature (7)
Dunbar, Paul. Jump Back, Honey. Il.
by Jerry and Brian Pinkney, Faith Ringgold, and others. (Jump at
Ganeri, Anita. The Young Persons Guide to Shakespeare.
Graham, Joan. Flicker Flash. Il. by Nancy Davis.
Michelson, Richard. A Book of Flies. Il. by Leonard
Baskin. (Marshall Cavendish)
Moore, Clement. The Night Before Christmas. Il. by
Bruce Whatley. (HarperCollins)
Shertle, Alice. A Lucky Thing. Il. by Wendell Minor.
Sones, Sonya. Stop Pretending (HarperCollins)
- Geography and History (9)
Calabro, Marian. The Perilous Journey of the
Donner Party. Illustrated. (Clarion)
Haskins, James. The Geography of Hope. Illustrated.
Jaskol, Julie. City of Angels. Il. by Kleven. (Dutton)
Kimmel, Elizabeth. Ice Story. Il. by Frank Hurley.
Kuhn, Betsy. Angels of Mercy. Illustrated. (Atheneum)
Marrin, Albert. Terror of the Spanish Main. Illustrated.
Maurer, Richard. The Wild Colorado. Illustrated. (Crown)
Miller, Marilyn. Words that Built a Nation. Illustrated.
Opdyke, Irene. In My Hands. Il. by photographs. (Knopf)
920 - Biography -
Adams, Simon. 1000 Makers of the Millennium.
Illustrated. (Dorling Kindersley)
Aliki. William Shakespeare & The Globe. Il. by
DePaola, Thomas. 26 Fairmount Avenue. Il. by author.
Garner, Eleanor Ramrath. Eleanors Story.
Matthews, Tom. Always Inventing. Illustrated. (National
Ringgold, Faith. If a Bus Could Talk. Il. by author.
Rubin, Susan. Margaret Bourke-White: Her Pictures Were Her
Life. Illustrated. (Abrams)
St. George, Judith. In the Line of Fire. Il. by photographs.
Tallchief, Maria. Tallchief. Il. by Gary Kelley. (Viking)
This list (along with annotations,
reading and interest levels, and curriculum connections for each
title) is available in The Dragon Lode, 19/2, Spring
2001, pp. 41-50. For your convenience,
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