Ducks Overboard! a True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans by Markus Motum, 2021
Reading Level 4.0 Grades 2-5
Inspired by a real incident, this . . . look at the pollution crisis in our oceans follows one of the ducks as it is washed away on ocean currents, encountering plastic-endangered whales and sea turtles, and passing through the giant floating island of marine debris known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
National Geographic Follow the Friendly Floatees
Follow the Floatees Follow-up Questions
Teachers Pay Teachers Worksheets ($)
Social Studies Lesson in Geography and World Citizenship
Supplemental Resources and Graphic Organizers
The Story Behind the Story
Happy Sloth Day by April Pulley Sayre, 2022
Lex AD750L Grades K-3
Come meet sloths in the rainforest canopy where these slow, gentle creatures live and see what they eat, how they hide from predators, and much more. Also learn about some of the other creatures that share this interconnected and fragile tropical forest ecosystem.
Headstrong Hallie: The Story of Hallie Morse Daggett, The First Female "Fire Guard" by Aimee Bissonette, 2021
Reading Level 2.9 Grades 1-4
Molly, By Golly – Dianne Ochiltree
Nacho's Nachos: the Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack by Sandra Nickel, 2020
Reading Level 4.5 Grades K-5
A picture book biography of Ignacio (Nacho) Anaya, a waiter at the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and the events surrounding the creation, in 1940, of the globally-popular tortilla chip, cheese, and jalapeno pepper snack that bears his name-nachos.
Pando: a Living Wonder of Trees by Kate Allen Fox, 2021
Grades PS-2 Lex 900L
Playing at the Border: a Story of Yo-Yo Ma by Joanna Ho, 2021
Grades K-3 Reading Level 4.3
Sakamoto's Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory by Julie Abery, 2021
Grades K-3 Lex AD4806
Snooze-o-Rama: the Strange Ways That Animals Sleep by Maria Birmingham, 2021
This Very Tree: a Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin, 2021
Grades 1-4 Reading Level 3.2
The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty, 2021
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Grades 1-4 Reading Level 2.8
Cody is worried when his family on a New Mexico Navajo reservation runs out of water, but Darlene Arviso, called "The Water Lady," is on the way with her tanker truck. Includes glossary of Navajo terms and notes about Arviso and life on a reservation.