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Start with a Word: A Journal for Finding Your Voice

Start with a Word: A Journal for Finding Your Voice

Peter H. Reynolds
Activity Book
For ages 6 to 8
Abrams , 2019   ISBN: 978-1419738296
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Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Kathleen Krull
Illustrator:  Violet Lemay 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
duopress, 2019   ISBN: 978-1947458529
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Poetree

Poetree

Shauna LaVoy Reynolds
Illustrator:  Sharhrzad Maydani 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Penguin Random House, 2019   ISBN: 978-0399539121
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Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

Margarita Engle
Illustrator:  Raul Colon 
Historical Fiction Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Peachtree Publishers, 2017   ISBN: 978-1561458561
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Walter: The Story of a Rat

Walter: The Story of a Rat

Barbara Wersba
Illustrator:  Donna Diamond 
Fiction
For ages 8 and up
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590789483
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Always Emily

Always Emily

Michaela MacColl
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Chronicle Books , 2014   ISBN: 978-1452111742
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Also an Octopus

Also an Octopus

Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Illustrator:  Benji Davies 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Candlewick Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-0763670849
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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth
Illustrator:  Ekua Holmes 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Candlewick, 2017   ISBN: 978-0763680947
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Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Tracy Nelson Maurer
Illustrator:  Mircea Catusanu 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Millbrook Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1467794107
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books

Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books

Michelle Markel
Illustrator:  Nancy Carpenter 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books , 2017   ISBN: 978-0811879224
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Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Melissa Sweet
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-0544319592
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Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer (American Women Writers)

Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer (American Women Writers)

Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator:   Wendell Minor 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2016   ISBN: 978-0689865732
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Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

Edited by David Roessel and Arnold
Illustrator:  Benny Andrews 
Poetry
For ages 9 and up
Sterling Children's Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1454903284
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Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig

Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig

Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrator:  Charlotte Voake 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2016   ISBN: 978-0385373258
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Noah Webster and His Words

Noah Webster and His Words

Jeri Chase Ferris
Illustrator:  Vincent X. Kirsch 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012   ISBN: 978-0547390550
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Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Elizabeth MacLeod
Illustrator:  John Mantha 
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530564
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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Don Tate
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2015   ISBN: 978-1561458257
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A Lucky Author Has a Dog

A Lucky Author Has a Dog

Mary Lyn Ray
Illustrator:  Steven Henry 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Scholastic, 2015   ISBN: 978-0545518765
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Rufus the Writer

Rufus the Writer

Elizabeth Bram
Illustrator:  Chuck Groenink 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0385378536
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Billy’s Booger: A memoir (sorta)

Billy’s Booger: A memoir (sorta)

William Joyce
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2015   ISBN: 978-1442473515
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Poems From Homeroom: A writers place to start

Poems From Homeroom: A writers place to start

Kathi Appelt
Poetry
For ages 13 to 18
Owlet Paperbacks, 2010   ISBN: 978-0805075960
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Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Emma’s Poem: The voice of the Statue of Liberty

Linda Glaser
Illustrator:  Clair A. Nivola 
Nonfiction Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013   ISBN: 978-0544105089
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The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus

The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus

Jen Bryant
Illustrator:   Melissa Sweet 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Eerdmans, 2014   ISBN: 978-0802853851
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Any Questions?

Any Questions?

Marie-Louise Gay
Picture Book
For ages 7 and up
Groundwood, 2014   ISBN: 978-1554983827
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The Fo'c'sle: Henry Beston's

The Fo'c'sle: Henry Beston's "Outermost House"

Nan Parson Rossiter
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
David R Godine, 2012   ISBN: 978-1567924336
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A Home for Mr. Emerson

A Home for Mr. Emerson

Barbara Kerley
Illustrator:  Edwin Fotheringham 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic , 2014   ISBN: 978-0545350884
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Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost

Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost

Edited by Gary D. Schmidt
Illustrator:  Henri Sorensen 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Sterling, 2008   ISBN: 978-1402754753
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Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Edited by Frances Schoonmaker
Illustrator:  Chad Wallace 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Sterling, 1998   ISBN: 978-0806994178
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Cassandra’s Sister: Growing Up Jane Austen

Cassandra’s Sister: Growing Up Jane Austen

Veronica Bennett
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Candlewick Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-0763634643
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Rocket Writes a Story

Rocket Writes a Story

Tad Hills
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Random House, 2012   ISBN: 978-0375870866
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S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet

S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet

Esther Hershenhorn
Illustrator:  Zachary Pullen 
Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1585364398
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Written Anything Good Lately?

Written Anything Good Lately?

Susan Allen, Jane Lindaman
Illustrator:  Vicky Enright 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Lerner, 2010   ISBN: 978-0761354772
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Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edited by Frances Schoonmaker
Illustrator:  Mike Bryce 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Sterling, 1999   ISBN: 0806959282
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The Best Story

The Best Story

Eileen Spinelli
Illustrator:  Anne Wilsdorf 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2008   ISBN: 978-0803730557
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The Boy Who Loved Words

The Boy Who Loved Words

Roni Schotter
Illustrator:  Giselle Potter 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Random House, 2006   ISBN: 0375836012
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R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet

R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet

Judy Young
Illustrator:  Victor Juhasz 
Nonfiction and Poetry Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-1585362400
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E. E. Cummings: A Poet's Life

E. E. Cummings: A Poet's Life

Catherine Reef
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Clarion Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0618568499
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Miguel de Cervantes: Novelist, Poet, and Playwright

Miguel de Cervantes: Novelist, Poet, and Playwright

Don Nardo
Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 10 to 12
Capstone Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-0756536756
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Biography

Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Biography

Milton Meltzer
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 12 to 14
Lerner, 2006   ISBN: 978-0761334590
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The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving: American Storyteller

The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving: American Storyteller

Cheryl Harness
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
National Geographic Children's Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-1426304385
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Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

Gretchen Woelfle
Illustrator:  Alexandra Wallner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Boyds Mills Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1590788226
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Wonderful Words: Poems About Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

Wonderful Words: Poems About Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrator:  Karen Barbour 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2004   ISBN: 978-0689835889
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A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

David A. Adler
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Holiday House, 2004   ISBN: 0823418782
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Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World

Laurie Lawlor
Illustrator:  Laura Beingessner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Holiday House, 2012   ISBN: 978-0823423705
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Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Calef Brown 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 978-1416940883
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In Search of Mockingbird

In Search of Mockingbird

Loretta Ellsworth
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Henry Holt , 2007   ISBN: 978-0805072365
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Don't Read This Book!

Don't Read This Book!

Jill Lewis
Illustrator:  Deborah Allwright 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Tiger Tales, 2010   ISBN: 978-1589250949
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Punctuation Celebration

Punctuation Celebration

Elsa Knight Bruno
Illustrator:  Jenny Whitehead 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Henry Holt , 2009   ISBN: 978-0805079739
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J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Fantasy

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Fantasy

David R. Collins
Illustrator:  William Heagy 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Lerner, 1992   ISBN: 0822596180
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Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan

Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Steve Adams 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2010   ISBN: 978-0525478867
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Voice of the Jazz Age

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Voice of the Jazz Age

Caroline Evensen Lazo
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Lerner Publishing Group, 2003   ISBN: 978-0822500742
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Part of Me

Part of Me

Kimberly Willis Holt
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Henry Holt, 2006   ISBN: 0312581459
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Paris in the Spring with Picasso

Paris in the Spring with Picasso

Joan Yolleck
Illustrator:  Marjorie Priceman 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375837562
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Once Upon a Baby Brother

Once Upon a Baby Brother

Sarah Sullivan
Illustrator:  Tricia Tusa 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010   ISBN: 978-0374346355
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book

Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:  Arthur Howard 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Harcourt Children's Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-0152002411
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Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankens

Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankens

Sharon Darrow
Illustrator:  Angela Barrett 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Candlewick, 2000   ISBN: 978-0763608354
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War, Women, and the News: How female journalists won the battle to cover World W

War, Women, and the News: How female journalists won the battle to cover World W

Catherine Gourley
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689877520
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Chester's Masterpiece

Chester's Masterpiece

Melanie Watt
Picture Book  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Kids Can Press, Ltd., 2010   ISBN: 978-1554535668
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Langston Hughes: The Voice of Harlem

Langston Hughes: The Voice of Harlem

Brenda Haugen
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
Compass Point Books, 2006   ISBN: 0756509939
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Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass

Angelica Shirley Carpenter
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Lerner, 2002   ISBN: 978-0822500735
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Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden

Angelica Shirley Carpenter, Jean Shirley
Nonfiction
For ages 10 to 12
Lerner, 1990   ISBN: 978-0822549055
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C.S. Lewis: the Man behind Narnia

C.S. Lewis: the Man behind Narnia

Beatrice Gormley
Nonfiction
For ages 14 and up
Eerdmans, 2005   ISBN: 978-0802853011
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Dickens: His work and his world

Dickens: His work and his world

Michael Rosen
Illustrator:  Robert Ingpen 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 12 to and up
Candlewick Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-0763627522
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Kitty and Mr. Kipling: Neighbors in Vermont

Kitty and Mr. Kipling: Neighbors in Vermont

Lenore Blegvad
Illustrator:  Lenore Blegvad 
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-0689873638
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Understanding Poetry: Puns, Allusions, and other word secrets

Understanding Poetry: Puns, Allusions, and other word secrets

Jennifer Fandel
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
The Creative Company, 2005   ISBN: 978-1583413418
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The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF’s 40th Anniversary

The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF’s 40th Anniversary

Reading Is Fundamental Staff
Nonfiction
For ages 5 and up
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0525474845
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Beyond Little Women: A Story About Louisa May Alcott

Beyond Little Women: A Story About Louisa May Alcott

Susan Bivin Aller
Illustrator:  Qi Wang 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Lerner Publishing Group, 2004   ISBN: 978-1575056364
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography

Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography

Milton Meltzer
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Lerner, 2003   ISBN: 978-0761329107
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William Blake: The Gates of Paradise

William Blake: The Gates of Paradise

Michael Bedard
Nonfiction
For ages 14 and up
Tundra, 2006   ISBN: 978-0887767630
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A River of words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

A River of words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

Jen Bryant
Illustrator:   Melissa Sweet 
Non Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Eerdmans, 2008   ISBN: 0802853021
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My uncle Emily

My uncle Emily

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Nancy Carpenter 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2009   ISBN: 0399240055
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