List of Children's Literature

A list of children's literature for grades K-5. The books are just a few of the selections used by the elementary art and music teachers as catalysts and/or resources for their lessons.

About the Selection of Books

The books listed below are just a few of the selections used by the elementary art and music teachers as catalysts and/or resources for their lessons. The “Suggested Use” column provides a brief explanation of how each book can be used by a classroom teacher for an art or music-related activity.

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Children's Literature, Grades K-2 (listed alphabetically by author)
TitleAuthorIllustratorFine Arts - ConceptSubject Matter and/or Suggested Use
Anansi Does the Impossible Aardema, Verna Desimini, Lisa Music-Folktale Africa-Ashanti. Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God
Borreguita and the Coyote Aardema, Verna Mathers, Petra Music-Folktale Mexico. Lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain Aardema, Verna Vidal, Beatriz Music-Cumulative Africa. Cumulative rhyme
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears Aardema, Verna Dillon, Leo and Diane Music-Folktale Africa. Cumulative. Mosquito annoys an iguana and a chain reaction ensues
Song and Dance Man Ackerman, Karen Gammell, Stephen Dance Soft shoe. Grandpa demonstrates old vaudeville act
Oh Soldier, Won't You Marry Me? Adams, Pam Adams, Pam Music-Folk Music American. Sing the text
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Adams, Pam Adams, Pam Music-Folk Music American. Sing the text
Sing a Song of Sixpence Adams, Pam Adams, Pam Music-Folk Music English. Sing the book
There was an old lady Who Swallowed the Sea Adams, Pam Adams, Pam Music-Folk Music American. Sing the text
This is the House that Jack Built Adams, Pam Adams, Pam Music-Cumulative English. Sing the book
This Old Man Adams, Pam Adams, Pam Music-Folk Music American. Sing the text, replace words
Fool and the Fish, The Afanasyev, Alexander Spirin, Gennady Drama Russia. Lazy fool catches enchanted fish which promises him wishes
Alley Cat’s Meow Appelt, Kathi Goodel, Jon Music-Rhythm Animal-Cats. Rhythmic text, writing descriptive words
Piggies in a Polka Appelt, Kathi Pham, LeUyen Music-Rhythm Animals-farm. Rhythmic text, writing descriptive words
Moonbear's Shadow Asch, Frank Asch, Frank Dance Animal-bear. Dramatize with shadow screen and movement
Thump-Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat Baer, Gene Ehlert, Lois Music-Dynamics Marching band gets louder and closer, then farther away and softer.
Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book Baker, Alan Baker, Alan Art-Shape Animal-rabbit. Use for lessons on creating shapes
Gray Rabbit's 123 Baker, Alan Baker, Alan Art-Shape Animal-rabbit.Use for lessons on creating shapes
Little Green Baker, Keith Baker, Keith Art-Line Line. Prompt for drawing a piece of art with abstract line
Magic Fan, The Baker, Keith Baker, Keith Music-Folktale Japan
Dem Bones Barner, Bob Barner, Bob Music-Folk Music African American spiritual. Name the bones
Animals Should...Not Wear Clothing Barrett, Judi Barrett, Ron Art-Drawing Animals. Drawing animals wearing clothing. Humorous
Can you see the Red Balloon? Blackstone, Stella Harter, Debbie Art-Observation Observation. Pick out objects of different colors in each picture
Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? Butler, John Butler, John Drama Animals. Rhyming text describes how various animals move.
Jazzmatazz! Calmenson, Stephanie Degen, Bruce Music-Jazz Jazz. Mouse starts to play jazz music, other animals join in
From Head to Toe Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Dance Animals. Non-locomotor movement. Make shapes like animals.
Hello Red Fox Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Art-Color Animals. Complementary colors, creation of the color wheel
Little Cloud Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Drama Clouds. Dramatize movement of the clouds
Mixed Up Chameleon, The Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Art-Collage Animal-chameleon. Collage lessons
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Music-Dynamics Lullaby. Dramatize going up-down, loud-soft
Today is Monday Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Music-Folk Music American.Sing a song about the Days of the Week
Very Busy Spider, The Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Music-Pattern AB Animal-spider. Make up a melody and sing the recurring words
Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Music-Inflection Animal-butterfly. Make paper butterflies, read book, and move to music
Click-Clack, Moo Cronin, Doreen Lewin, Betsy Music-Timbre Instruments. Add sound effects
Skeleton Hiccups Cuyler, Margery Schindler, S.D. Music-Rhythm Halloween. Read rhythmic text and play refrain "Hic, hic, hic" on instruments
Art lesson, The DePaola, Tomie DePaola ,Tomie Art-Inspiration Inspiration. Story about being creative
Bear Noel Dunrea, Oliver Dunrea, Oliver Music-Folktale Animals-forest. Read the voices of animals with inflection
Color Zoo Ehlert, Lois Ehlert, Lois Art-Shape Animals-zoo. Shape and color lessons
Eating the Alphabet Ehlert, Lois Ehlert, Lois Art-Color Alphabet. Fruits and vegetables from A to Z
Fish Eyes Ehlert, Lois Ehlert, Lois Art-3-D Animal-fish. Use with lesson with making 3-D fish with plaster fabric
Leaf Man Ehlert, Lois Ehlert, Lois Art-Drawing Fall leaves
Nuts to You Ehlert, Lois Ehlert, Lois Music-Rhythm Animal-squirrel. Rhyming story of a squirrel who comes to the window
Drummer Hoff Emberly, Barbara Emberly,Ed Music-Rhythm Rhythmic text. Read in rhythm, keeping a steady beat with instruments
Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Finch, Mary Arenson, Roberta Music-Folktale Norway. Play instruments as characters appear
A Tisket, A Tasket Fitzgerald, Ella Eitan, Ora Music-Jazz African American. Sing the text, use with Ella Fitzgerald recording
A Painter Florian, Douglas Florian, Douglas Art-Inspiration Inspiration. Explains where painters get their ideas for making art
Albuquerque Turkey Ford, B.G. McQueen, Lucinda Music-Folk Music Thanksgiving favorite
Magic Hat Fox, Mem Tusa, Tricia Art-3-D Hats. Use with sculpture lesson making hats
Straight Line Wonder, The Fox, Mem Thomas, Meredith Art-Line Line. Straight line decides it's time to bend and twirl and jump.
Time for Bed Fox, Mem Dyer, Jane Music-Rhythm Lullaby. Rhythmic text and rhyming words
Zoo-looking Fox, Mem Whitman, Candace Music-Rhythm Animals-zoo. Father and daughter's trip to the zoo. Sing recurring words.
Corduroy Freeman, Don Freeman, Don Drama Teddy bear is waiting in a store for someone to buy him.
How Are You Peeling Freymann, Saxton Freymann, Saxton Art-Inspiration Food. Vegetable photos, moods and emotions on “faces”
Once Upon MacDonald's Farm Gammel, Stephen Gammel, Stephen Music-Folk Music Animals-zoo. Sing Old MacDonald Had a zoo
Commotion in the Ocean Giles, Andreae Wojtowycz, David Music-Rhythm Ocean. Play instrumental sound effects
Giraffes Can’t Dance Giles, Andreae Parker-Rees, Guy Music-Movement Animals-jungle. Move in different types of dancing
Rumble in the Jungle Giles, Andreae Wojtowycz, David Music-Rhythm Animals-jungle, Use with instrumental sound effects
Jazz Fly, The Gollub, Matthew Hanke, Karen Music-Jazz Jazz. Scat singing
A Story, a Story Haley, Gail Haley, Gail Art-Textiles Africa. Adinkra cloth lesson
Animal Boogie Harter, Debbie Harter, Debbie Dance Animals-jungle. Sing along, move like animals
I know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie Jackson, Alison Schachner, Judith Music-Folk Music Thanksgiving variation
My Chair James, Betsy Depalma, Mary N Art-3-D Chairs. Use for art lesson on making chairs of wire
Jump, Frog, Jump Kalan, Robert Barton, Byron Music-Cumulative Cumulative. Play instruments as characters appear
A-Hunting We Will Go Kellog, Steven Kellog, Steven Music-Folk Music Animals. Rhyming words, replace words in the song
Anansi and the Moss covered Rock Kimmel, Eric A. Stevens, Janet Music-Folktale Africa. Dramatize story, use instrumental sound effects
Please, Baby, Please Lee, Spike and Tonya Nelson,Kadir Music-Rhythm Rhythmic text. Use rhythm patterns of words with instruments
Please, Puppy, Please Lee, Spike and Tonya Nelson,Kadir Music-Rhythm Rhythmic text. Use rhythm patterns of words with instruments
A Color of His Own Lionni, Leo Lionni, Leo Art-Collage Animal-chameleon. Collage, camouflaged chameleons
Matthew’s Dream Lionni, Leo Lionni, Leo Art-Line Line. Abstract art
Carnival of the Animals Lithgow, John Kulikov, Boris Music-Timbre Orchestra instruments. well-suited for movement activities
Achoo, Bang, Crash MacDonald, Ross MacDonald, Ross Music-Inflection Alphabet. Descriptive sound words
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Martin, Bill Jr. Carle, Eric Art-Collage Animals. Basic animal shapes, collage with texture and pattern
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Martin, Bill Jr. Carle, Eric Music-Pattern AB Animals. Sing questions and answers to Twinkle
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Martin, Bill Jr. Ehlert, Lois Music-Rhythm Alphabet. Say rhythmic text and keep the beat on instruments
Chicka, Chicka, 1-2-3 Martin, Bill Jr. Ehlert, Lois Music-Rhythm Counting with rhythmic text
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti McDermott, Gerald McDermott, Gerald Art-Weaving Africa-Ashanti. Anansi gets in and out of trouble. Use with lesson on weaving
Jabuti - trickster tale from the Amazon McDermott, Gerald McDermott, Gerald Music-Folktale South America-Amazon. Use instruments to accompany story
Zin Zin Zin a Violin Moss, Lloyd Priceman,Marjorie Music-Timbre Instruments. Solo, duet, trio, etc. and instruments of the orchestra
Mortimer Munsch, Robert Martchenko, Michael Music-Inflection Inflection. Students read as a group with vocal inflection
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb Perkins, Al Gurney, Eric Music-Rhythm Rhythmic text. Read in rhythm, keeping a steady beat with instruments
Hush Little Baby Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Brian Music-Folk Music American. Sing the text
Dot, The Reynolds, Peter Reynolds, Peter Art-Inspiration Inspiration. Intro to art lesson
Eggbert the slightly cracked egg Ross, Tom Barron, Rex Art-Painting Painting. A cracked egg with a talent for painting
Abiyoyo Seeger, Pete Hays, Michael Music-Folk Music South African. Tale of how a man and his son foil a bogey-man. Sing the song
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Tabak, Simms Taback, Simms Music-Cumulative American. Play instruments when characters appear
Shoo Fly! Trapani, Iza Trapani, Iza Music-Folk Music American. Sing the text, replace words
Wombat Stew Vaughan, Marcia Lofts, Pamela Music-Folktale Australia. Chant ingredients as they are put in the stew
Mouse Paint Walsh, Ellen Stoll Walsh, Ellen Stoll Art-Color Animal-mouse. Color mixing lesson
There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea Ward, Jennifer Gray, Steve Music-Cumulative Animals-desert. Play instruments when characters appear
Tanka Tanka Skunk Webb, Steve Webb, Steve Music-Rhythm Animals-jungle. Rhythmic patterns
Bear Snores On Wilson, Karma Wilson, Karma Music- rhyme Animals-hibernation
Frida Winter, Jonah Juan, Ana Art-Portraits Bio-Frida. Frida Kahlo and her self-portraits
Deep Blue Sea, The Wood, Audrey Wood, Bruce Art-Color Sea. Colors on an island in the sea.
Children's Literature, Grades 3-5 (listed alphabetically by author)
TitleAuthorIllustratorFine Arts - ConceptSubject Matter and/or Suggested Use
Picture Book of Jewish Holidays Adler, David Heller, Linda Music-Folk Music Jewish customs and practices.
Fables from Aesop Aesop (Lynch, Tom) Lynch, Tom Drama Aesop. Familiar short moral tales
Marianthe's story, Painted Words Aliki Aliki Art-Inspiration Inspiration. Mari's starting school in a new land.
Camille and the Sunflowers Anholt, Laurence Anholt, Laurence Art-Artist Bio-Van Gogh. Use with sunflower unit
Degas and the Little Dancer Anholt, Laurence Anholt, Laurence Art-Artist Bio-Degas. Story about Edgar Degas, painter of ballerinas
Leonardo and the Flying Boy Anholt, Laurence Anholt, Laurence Art-Artist Bio-Da Vinci. Story about Leonardo DaVinci, inventor and artist
Magical Garden of Claude Monet Anholt, Laurence Anholt, Laurence Art-Artist Bio-Monet. Story about Claude Monet, impressionist painter
Picasso and the Girl with the Ponytail Anholt, Laurence Anholt, Laurence Art-Portraits Bio-Picasso. Portrait lesson
Prancing, Dancing Lily Arnold, Marsha Diane Manders, John Dance Animal-cow. Conga line dancing
No Mirrors in My Nana's House Barnwell, Ysaye Saint James, Synthia Music-Rhythm African American. Girl finds the beauty in herself through her Nana's eyes
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Barrett, Ron and Judi Barrett, Ron and Judi Art-3-D Food. Make sculpture of food from clay.
Animalia Base, Graeme Base, Graeme Art-Illustration Alphabet. Alliterative sentences accompany each letter
Discovery of Dragons, The Base, Graeme Base, Graeme Art-Drawing Dragons. Use with lesson on drawing dragons
Sign of the Seahorse Base, Graeme Base, Graeme Drama Rhythmic text. A tale of greed and high adventure in two acts.
Water hole, The Base, Graeme Base, Graeme Drama Ecology. Animals visit a water hole, the water dwindles
Worst Band in the Universe Base, Graeme Base, Graeme Music-Inspiration Outer space. Sproc leaves Planet Bipp in search of musical freedom
They Put on Masks Baylor, Byrd Ingram, Jerry Art-3-D Native American-Many kinds of masks and their use
When clay sings Baylor, Byrd Bahti, Tom Art-Clay Native American. Customs of prehistoric SW tribes, designs on pottery
Linnea in Monet’s Garden Bjork, Christina Anderson, Lena Art-Artist Bio-Monet. Story about Claude Monet, impressionist painter
Goat in the Rug, The Blood, Charles L. Parker, Nancy Art-Textiles Native American-Navajo. Story of weaving.
Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle, The Blue Eagle, Thomas Blue Eagle, Thomas Art-Drawing Native American ledger drawings; line, shape, horses
Berlioz the Bear Brett, Jan Brett, Jan Music-Timbre Animal-bear. Story where animals play instruments
Between Earth and Sky Buchac, Joseph Locker, Thomas Music-Folktale Native American. Legends of sacred places
This house is Made of Mud Buchanan, Ken Tracy, Libba Art-3-D Native American-Navajo. Life in a hogan
Flying Feet: a story of Irish dance Burgard, Anna Marlis Burgard, Anna M Dance Irish. Two master dancers compete
Dragons, Dragons Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Art-Drawing Dragons. Use with lesson on drawing dragons
I See A Song Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Music-Listening Picture book. Play a Bach partita and look as the pictures fit the music
Rooster's Off to See the World Carle, Eric Carle, Eric Music-Cumulative Animals. Perform with cumulative speech pieces
Bach's Goldberg Variations Celenza, Anna Harwell Kitchel, JoAnn E. Music-History Bio-Bach. Story of the composer and themusical work
Farewell Symphony, The Celenza, Anna Harwell Kitchel, JoAnn E. Music-History Bio-Haydn. Story of the composer and themusical work
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue Celenza, Anna Harwell Kitchel, JoAnn E. Music-History Bio-Gershwin. Story of the composer and themusical work
Heroic Symphony, The Celenza, Anna Harwell Kitchel, JoAnn E. Music-History Bio-Beethoven. Story of the composer and themusical work
Pictures at an Exhibition Celenza, Anna Harwell Kitchel, JoAnn E. Music-History Bio-Mussorsky. Story of the composer and themusical work
Painter and the Wild Swans, The Clément, Claude Clément, Frederick Art-Folkart Japanese calligraphy and painting wild swans
Voice of the wood, The Clément, Claude Clément, Frederick Music-Timbre Instruments. Venetian tale about cello created by old instrument maker
To Be a Drum Coleman, Evylyn Robinson, Aminah Music-History African American. Story about slavery, and hope through drumming
Cricket’s Cage, The Czernecki, Stefan Czernecki, Stefan Art-3-D China. A cricket helps an architect. Use with lesson on toothpick structures
Singing Snake, The Czernecki, Stefan Czernecki, Stefan Music-Folktale Australia-aboriginal art. Myth of how didgeridoo was created.
Jazz Cats Davis, David R. Galey, Chuck Music-Jazz Jazz. Cats play music in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Jamberry Degan, Bruce Degan, Bruce Music-Rhythm Rhythmic text. Use instruments, make up own verses. 
Legend of the Indian Paintbrush DePaola, Tomie DePaola ,Tomie Art-Painting Native American. Myth of the Indian Paintbrush flower. Painting. Using art tools
Turn! Turn! Turn Dillon, Leo & Diane Dillon, Leo & Diane Music-Folk Music English. To Everything there is a season
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles Dillon, Leo and Diane Dillon, Leo and Diane Dance Bio-Robinson. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
How Stars Fell Into the Sky Dughton, Derri Desisimi, Lisa Music-Folktale Native American-Navajo. First Woman tries to write the laws using stars in the sky
Swing Around the Sun Esvensen, Barbara Chee, Cheng-Kee Music-Rhythm Poems of the seasons
Gathering the Sun Flor Ada, Alma Silva, Simon Art-Color Alphabet. About Cesar Chavez, in Spanish and English
Manuelo, the Playing Mantis Freeman, Don Freeman, Don Music-Timbre Animal-Praying Mantis. Making instruments
Will's quill, or, How a goose saved Shakespeare Freeman, Don Freeman, Don Drama Shakespeare for children, excellent period illustrations
Beto and the Bone Dance Freschet, Gina Freschet, Gina Music-Movement Dia de Los Muertos. Move as suggested by text
I know a shy Fellow who Swallowed a Cello Garriel, Barbara O'Brien, John Music-Timbre Instruments. Intro to instruments of the orchestra
What Charlie Heard Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Music-History Bio-Ives. Story of the American Composer Charles Ives
This Land is Your Land Guthrie, Woody Jakobsen, Kathy Music-Folk Music American. Sing with book
All the Colors of the Earth Hamanaka, Sheila Hamanaka, Sheila Art-Color Acknowledging different colors of people while recognizing we're the same underneath.
Old Banjo, The Haseley, Dennis Gammel, Stephen Music-Timbre Instruments. Father and Boy find old instruments on their farm
Coyote Walks on Two Legs Hausman, Gerald Cooper, Floyd Drama Native American-Navajo. Legends featuring thecoyote.
Story of Blue Elk,The Hausman, Gerald Rodanas, Kristina Drama Native American. Elk helps a mute boy find his voice
One Bullfrog Hausman, Sid Hausman, Sid Music-Cumulative Animals-desert. Counting with SW animals
Mama Don't Allow Hurd, Thacher Hurd, Thacher Music-Folk Music Jazz. Pair with "Oh when the Saints," introduction to jazz
I See the Rhythm Igus, Tyomi Wood, Michelle Music-History Jazz. History of Jazz
First Starry Night, The Isom, Joan Shaddox Isom, Joan S Art-Artist Bio-Van Gogh. A fictional account of VanGogh’s stay in Arles
Mud Family, The James, Betsy Morin, Paul Art-Clay Native American-Anasazi. Use with clay lessons.
E is for Enchantment James, Helen Foster Twinem, Neecy Art-Landscape Alphabet. New Mexico topics and scenery
Day of the Dead Johnston, Tony Winter, Jeanette Art-Folkart Dia de los Muertos. Various art projects
Desert Song Johnston, Tony Young, Ed Dance Desert. Move to match phrases from the story
Hear, hear, Mr. Shakespeare Koscieniak, Bruce Koscieniak, Bruce Drama Shakespeare-Stories, illustrations, selections from the plays
Remarkable Farkle McBride, The Lithgow, Jonathan C.F. Payne Music-Timbre Instruments. Introduction to music instrument families
Senor Don Gato Manders, John Manders, John Music-Folktale Animal-cat. Sing the text about a cat in Spain.
Barn Dance Martin, Bill Jr. Rand, Ted Music-Movement Fall, scarecrows, square dance
Arrow to the Sun - Pueblo Indian Tale McDermott, Gerald McDermott, Gerald Music-Folktale Native American-Pueblo. Descriptive words
Don't Worry Be Happy McFerrin, Bobby Calder, Alexander Art-Artist Mobile art by Alexander Calder, song by Bobby McFerrin
Mole Music McPhail, David McPhail, David Music-Inspiration Inspiration. Discuss how music can change the world
A Symphony for the Sheep Millen, C. M Azarian, Mary Art-Textiles Wool, from sheep to yarn
Animal Dreaming Morin, Paul Morin, Paul Art-Folkart Australia. Myth of creation. Use with lesson on bark dot painting
Tikki Tikki Tembo Mosel, Arlene lent, Blair Music-Folktale China. Play rhythms on xylophones, use vocal inflection
Ashanti to Zulu Musgrove, Margaret Dillon, Leo and Diane Art-Folkart Alphabet. Use for African shield or mask lessons
Dali and the Path of Dreams Obiols, Anna Subirana, Joan Art-Artist Surrealism and Salvador Dali
Hailstones and Halibut Bones O’Neill, Mary Wallner, John Art-Color Poetry dealing with colors
Bebop Express Panahi, H.L., Johnson, Steve & Fancher, Lou Music-Movement Scat sing, and build movement.
My mama sings Peterson, Jeanne W Speidel, Sandra Music-Inspiration Inspiration. Mama has special old songs for all occasions
Paperboy, The Pilkey, Dav Pilkey, Dav Art-Painting Story of early in the morning. Painting. Cool colors
Ella Fitzgerald, Tale of a Vocal Virtuoso Pinkney, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Music-History Bio-Fitzgerald.Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz, and scat singing
Max Found Two Sticks Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Brian Music-Timbre Found Sounds. Accompany with rhythm patterns.
Still-life Stew Pittman, Helena Clare Raymond, Victoria Art-Painting Painting. Girl grows vegetables, paints them, makes a stew
Magic of Clay, The Quan, Adalucia Quan, Adalucia Art-Clay Clay project instructions.
Giant Steps Raschka,Chris Raschka, Chris Music-Jazz Bio-Coltrane. Jazz music of John Coltrane
My Favorite Things Rodgers-Hammerstein Renee Graef Music-Folk Music Musical theater. Sing the book
Earth Dance Ryder, Joanne Gorbaty,Norman Dance Ecology. Dance slowly, spin gently
Emma’s Rug Say, Allen Say, Allen Art-Inspiration Creativity comes from within, not from an object
Old Chisholm Trail, The - A Cowboy Song Schanze, Rosalyn Schanze, Rosalyn Music-Folk Music Cowboy. Sing the Song
Dancing the Ring Shout Sigelson, Kim Cohen, Lisa Music-Movement Circle Dance, Dancing the Ring Shout!
Jingle Dancer Smith, Cynthis Leitich Van Wright and Hu Dance Native American. Read with steady beat, walk in circle to dramatize story
Chato’s Kitchen Soto, Gary Guevara, Susan Art-Painting Animal-cat. Language of the barrio. Painting lessons
Flying Feet: a Mud Flat story Stevenson, Jame Stevenson, Jame Dance Stanley and the other animals of Mud Flat take dance lessons
Two left feet Stower, Adam Stower, Adam Dance Dance. Rufus, a monster, has trouble dancing due to his two left feet
Angel Child, Dragon Child Surat, Michelle Maria Mai, Vo Dinh Art-Drawing Dragons. Use with lessons on drawing dragons
Possum come a-Knockin' Van Laan, Nancy Booth, George Music-Rhythm Animal-opossum. Rhythmic text about an annoying opossum in the American South.
Laughing River-folktale for Peace, The Vega, Elizabeth Haze Vega, Bobby Music-Folktale Africa. Use with song Funga Alafia
Tuesday Wiesner. David Wiesner. David Music-Listening Animal-frog. Picture book, play Wagner, "Ride of the Valkyries"
A Chair for My Mother Williams, Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Art-3-D Chairs. Use for art lesson on making chair sculptures out of clay or other 3-D medium
Cowboy Charlie Winter, Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Art-Artist Bio-Russel. Story of Charles Russel, cowboy artist
Diego Winter, Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Art-Artist Bio-Rivera. Story of Diego Rivera
Follow the Drinking Gourd Winter, Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Music-Folk Music African American. Slaves travel North using stars. Sing the song, dramatize story.
Josefina Winter, Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Art-Texture Bio-Aguilar. Mexican folk artist Josefina Aguilar. Clay figures and counting.
My Name is Georgia Winter, Jeannette Winter, Jeannette Art-Artist Bio-O'Keefe. Story about Georgia O’Keefe, New Mexico artist
Napping House, The Wood, Audrey Wood, Don Music-Cumulative Cumulative. Play instruments as characters appear
Good Griselle Yolen, Jane Christiana, David Art-Drawing Gargoyles. Story of a widow who lives near Notre Dame cathedral
Owl Moon Yolen, Jane Yolen, Jane Art-Texture Animal-owl. Drawing with texture