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Alliteration
A my name is Alice
Bayer, Jane
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ABC Kids
Basher, Simon
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The absolutely awful alphabet
Gerstein, Mordicai
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Animalia
Base, Graeme
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Double Trouble in Walla Walla
Clements, Andrew
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Some Smug Slug
Edwards, Pamela Duncan
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Walter was worried
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
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Cause and Effect

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible...
Voirst, Judith
alexander.gif
Angel Child, Dragon Child
Surat, Michelle
angel.gif
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Barrett, Judi
cloudy.gif
Day Jimmy's Boa ate the Wash, The
Noble, Trina Hanks
jimmysboa.jpg

Elbert's Bad Word

Wood, Audrey and Don
elbert.gif
Faithful Elephants
Tsuthiya, Yukio
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Jimmy's Boa Bounces Back
Noble, Trina Hanks
jimmys boa bounces.gif
On Monday When It Rained
Kachenmeister, Cheryl
monday.gif
Stranger, The
Van Allsburg, Chris
stranger.gif
Today was a Terrible Day
Giff, Patricia Reilly
terrible.gif
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears
Aardema, Verna
mosquitos.gif
Characterization
All the Places to Love
MacLachlan, Patricia
alltheplaces.gif
An Anteater Named Arthur
Waber, Bernard
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Blackberries in the Dark
Juke,Mavis
blackberries.gif
Madeline
von Bemelmans, Ludwig
madeline.gif
Mr. Peabody's Apple
Madonna
Mr. Peabody's Apples .jpeg
On Monday When It Rained
Kachenmeister, Cheryl
monday.gif
The Pain and the Great One
Blume, Judy
painandgreatone.gif
The Real Thief
Steig, William
realthief.gif
Ruby, the Copycat
Rathmann, Peggy
ruby.gif
Strega Nona
dePaola, Tomie
streganona.gif
Sheep in a Jeep
Shaw, Nancy
sheepinajeep.jpg
Compare/ Contrast
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible...
Viorst, Judith
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Big AL
Clements, Andrew
bigal.gif
Frog Prince, Continued
Sceiska, Jon
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Hey, AL
Yorinks, Arthur
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I Love You the Purplest
Joosse, Barbara
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Little Red Hen, The
Oppenheim, Joanne
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Little Red Riding Hood
Hyman, Trina Schart
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Lon Po Po
Young, Ed
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Miss Nelson is Missing
Allard, Harry
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Today was a Terrible Day
Giff, Patricia Reilly
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Dialogue
Frog Prince, Continued
Sceiska, Jon
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Owl and the Pussycat, The
Lear, Edward
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Pink and Say
Polacco, Patricia
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Yo! Yes?
Raschka, Chris
yoyes.gif
You Are Special
Lucado, Max
youarespecial.jpg

Drawing Conclusions

Paperbag Princess
Munsch, Robert
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Miss Nelson is Missing
Allard, Harry
missnelsonmissing.gif
Who Sank the Boat
Allen, Pamela
whosanktheboat.gif
Is Your Mama a Llama
Guarino, Deborah
mamallama.gif
The Wreck of the Zephyr
Van Allsburg, Chris
wreckofthezephyr.gif
Jumanji
Van Allsburg, Chris
jumanji.gif
Dear Mrs. Larue
Teague, Mark
dearmrslarue.gif
Zoom
Banyai, Istvan
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I Went Walking
Williams, Sue
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Fact/Opinion
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
Viorst, Judith
Alexanderrich.jpg
Brave Irene
Steig, William
braveirene.gif
I will never not ever eat a tomato
Child, Lauren
nevereattomato.gif
Shrek!
Steig, William
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Somebody and the Three Blairs
Tolhurst, Marilyn
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The Stinky Cheese Man
Sceiska, Jon
stinkycheeseman.gif

Flashback
Grandfather's Journey
Say, Allen
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Pink and Say
Polacco, Patricia
pinkandsay.jpg
The Wreck of the Zephyr
Van Allsburg, Chris
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Foreshadowing

Comet's Nine Lives
Brett, Jan
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Grandfather's Journey
Say, Allen
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Miss Rumphius
Cooney, Barbara
rumphius.jpg
The Mitten
Brett, Jan
mitten.jpg
The Stranger
Van Allsburg, Chris
stranger.gif
Hyperbole
All the Places to Love
MacLachlan, Patricia
places.jpg
Bullfrog Pops!
Walton, Rick
bullfrog.jpg
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School
Teague, Mark
mrs.larue.jpg
Once There Was a Bullfrog
Walton, Rick
oncebullfrog.gif
Saving Sweetness
Stanley, Diane
sweetness.jpg
The Toughest Cowboy
Frank, John
cowboy.jpg
Thunder Rose
Nolen, Jerdine
thunderrose.jpg
Waynetta and the Cornstalk
Ketteman, Helen
waynetta.jpg
Imagery
Fly Away Home
Bunting, Eve
flyhome.jpg
John Henry
Lester, Julius
johnhenry.gif
Mirandy and Brother Wind
McKissack, Patricia
mirandy.jpg
My Many Colored Days
Dr. Seuss
manycoloreddays.jpg
Rosie's Walk
Hutchins, Pat
rosie.jpg
The Salamander Room
Mazer, Susan
salamander.jpg
Where the Wild Things Are
Sendak, Maurice
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Inference
Alejandro's Gift
Albert, Richard
alejandro.jpg
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Allard, Harry
missnelson.jpg
No Jumping on the Bed
Arnold, Tedd
nojumpingonbed.jpg
Patchwork Quilt
Flourney, Valerie
patchwork.jpg
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap
Snyder, Diane
boythree-yearnap.jpg
The Magic Fan
Baker, Keith
magicfan.jpg
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Van Allsburg, Chris
Mysteries of Harris Burdick.jpeg
The Stranger
Van Allsburg, Chris
stranger.jpg
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
Houston, Gloria
perfecttree.jpg
The Z was Zapped
Van Allsburg, Chris
zwaszapped.jpg
Where the Forest Meets the Sea
Baker, Jeannie
forest.jpg
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears
Aardema, Verna
mosquitos.jpg
Irony
An Angel for Solomon Singer
Rylant, Cynthia
angelforsolomon.jpg
Goldilocks Returns
Ernst, Lisa Campbell
goldilocksreturns.jpg
Pink and Say
Polacco, Patricia
pinkandsay.jpg
Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Paterson, Katherine
mandarinducks.jpg
Testing Mrs. Malarkey
Finchler, Judy
testingmissmalarkey.jpg
The Frog Prince Continued
Scieszka, Jon
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The Fortune Tellers
Alexander, Lloyd
fortunetellers.jpg
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Trivizas, Eugene
threewolves.jpg
Main Idea
Blackberries in the Dark
Jukes, Mavis
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Chair for My Mother
Williams, Vera
chairformymother.gif
Fables
Lobel, Arnold
fables.gif
Great Kapok Tree
Cherry, Lynne
greatkapoktree.gif
The Important Book
Brown, Margaret Wise
importantbook.gif
Ira Sleeps Over
Waber, Bernard
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Keeping Quilt
Polacco, Patricia
keeping quilt.jpg
Miss Nelson is Missing
Allard, Harry
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Polar Express
Van Allsburg, Chris
polarexpress.jpg
Tacky the Penguin
Lester, Helen
tacky.jpg
The Doorbell Rang
Hutchins, Pat
doorbell.jpg
The Little Engine That Could
Piper, Watty
littleengine.jpg
Metaphor
All the Places to Love
MacLachlan, Patricia
alltheplaces.gif
Annie and the Old One
Miles, Miska
annie.jpg
Come On, Rain
Hesse, Karen
comeonrain.jpg
Frederick
Lionni, Leo
frederick.jpg
Hailstones and Halibut: Adventures in Color
O'Neill, Mary Le Duc
hailstones.jpg
Knots on a Counting Rope
Martin, Bill
knots.jpg
Laura Charlotte
Galbraith, Kathryn
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My Great-Aunt Arizona
Houston, Gloria
auntarizona.jpg
New York's Bravest
Osborne, Mary Pope
newyorksbravest.jpg
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Goble, Paul
girl who loved horses.jpg
The Rough-Faced Girl
Martin, Rafe
roughfacedgirl.jpg



Onomatopoeia
Barnyard Banter
Fleming, Denise
barnyard.jpg
Bear Snores On
Wilson, Karma
bearsnoreson.jpg
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Cronin, Doreen
click clack.jpg
A Dirty Pile of Laundry:
Poems in Different Voices
Janeczko, Paul
laundry.jpg
Ghosts Hour, Spooks Hour
Bunting, Eve
ghostshour.jpg
In the Tall, Tall Grass
Fleming, Denise
tallgrass.jpg
Snow Family
Kirk. Daniel
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The Great Fuzz Frenzy
Stevens, Janet and
Susan Stevens Crummel
fuzzfrenzy.jpg
The Mother's Day Mice
Bunting, Eve
mothersdaymice.jpg
Froggy Books - any title
London, Jonathan
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Parody
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
Stevens, Janet
dishandspoon.jpg
Dogzilla
Pilkey, Dav
dogzilla.jpg
Kat Kong
Pilkey, Dav
katkong.jpg
Prince Cinders
Cole, Babette
princecinders.jpg
The Frog Prince, Continued
Scieszka, Jon
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The Happy Hockey Family
Smith, Lane
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The Princess and the Pizza
Auch, Mary Jane
princesspizza.jpg
The Stinky Cheese Man
Scieszka, Jon
stinkycheeseman.jpg
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Trivizas, Eugene
threelittle wolves.jpg
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Scieszka, Jon
true story pigs.jpg
The Web Files
Palatini, Margie
webfiles.jpg
Personification
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom
Martin Jr., Bill and John Archambault
chickachicka.jpg
If You Give a Pig a Pancake (or any other title by this author of the same variety (i.e. If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, etc...
Numeroff, Laura Joffe
pigpancake.jpg
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Rathman, Peggy
officerbuckle.jpg
Possum Magic
Fox, Mem
possummagic.jpg
Stellaluna
Cannon, Janelle
stellaluna.jpg
The Giving Tree
Silverstein, Shel
givingtree.jpg
The Little House
Burton, Virginia Lee
littlehouse.jpg
Curious Garden
Brown, Peter
curious garden.jpeg
Plot
Henry's Freedom Box
Levine, Ellen Henry's Freedom Box .jpg
Tight Times
Hazen, Barbara Tight Times .jpeg
Faithful Elephants
Tsuchiya, Yukio Faithful elephants .jpeg
The Butterfly
Polacco, Patricia butterfly.jpeg


Point of View
A Day in the Life of Murphy
Provensen, Alice
murphy.jpg
Airmail to the Moon
Birdseye, Tom
airmailtothemoon.jpg
Dairy of a Worm (Or Fly or Spider)
Cronin, Doreen
diaryofaworm.jpg
Fancy Nancy
O'Connor, Jane
fancynancy.jpg
It's Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work my Control Panel
Curtis, Jamie Lee
hardtobefive.jpg
My Big Dog
Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel
mybigdog.jpg
Pain and the Great One
Blume, Judy
painandgreatone.jpg
Piggie Pie
Palatini, Margie
piggiepie.jpg
Testing Miss Malarkey
Finchler, Judy
testingmissm.jpg
The Babe and I
Adler, David
babeandi.jpg
Through Grandpa's Eyes
MacLachlan, Patricia
grandpaseyes.jpg
Voices in the Dark
Anthony Browne
Voices in the Dark.jpg
Questioning
Amelia's Road
Altman, Linda
ameliasroad.jpg
An Angel for Soloman Singer
Rylant, Cynthia
angel for solomon.jpg
Brave Irene
Steig, William
braveirene.jpg
Charlie Anderson
Abercrombie, Barbara
charlieanderson.jpg
Grandfather Twilight
Berger, Barbara
grandfathertwilight.jpg
Grandfather's Journey
Say, Alan
grandfathersjourney.gif
Monarch Butterflies
Gibbons, Gail
monarchbutterflies.jpg
Nettie's Trip South
Turner, Ann Warren
nettiestrip.jpg
Pink and Say
Polacco, Patricia
pinkandsay.jpg
The Mary Celeste
Yolen, Jane
maryceleste.jpg
The Three Questions
Muth, Jon J.
threequestions.jpg
The Wump World
Peet, Bill
wumpworld.jpg
Tight Times
Hazen, Barbara
tighttimes.jpg
Tuesday
Wiesner, David
tuesday.jpg
Sensory Language
Dogzilla
Pilkey, Dave Dogzilla.gif
Imagine A Night
Thompson, Sarah Imagine a Night.gif
I Need My Monster
Noll, Amanda I need my monster .gif
It is the Wind
Wolf, Ferida It is the wind.jpeg
Long Long Letter
Spurr, Elizabeth long long letter .gif
Lonely Scarecrow
Preston, Tim Lonely scarecrow .gif
Hatchet
Paulsen, Gary Hatchet.gif
Mud
Ray, Mary Lyn MUD .jpeg
Owl Moon
Yolen, Jane Owl Moon.gif
Where Butterflies Grow .
Ryder, Joanne where butterflies grow .gif



Sequencing
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Viorst, Judith
alexander.gif
Jump. Frog, Jump!
Kalan, Robert
jumpfrog.jpg
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Willems, Mo
knufflebunny.jpg
Pancakes for Breakfast
de Paola, Tomie
pancakes.jpg
The Napping House
Wood, Audrey and Dan
nappinghouse.jpg
The Snowy Day
Keats, Ezra Jack
snowy day.jpg
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
Spinelli, Eileen
somebodylovesmr.hatch.jpg
There was an old lady who swallowed a trout
Sloat, Teri
oldladytrout.jpg
There was an old lady who swallowed a (bell, chick, clover, shell, etc.) This author has multiple titles on this theme.
Colandro, Lucille
oldladybell.jpg
This is the house that Jack built
Taback, Simms
housethatjackbuilt.jpg
Tikki, Tikki, Tembo
Mosel, Arlene
tikkitikkitembo.jpg
Simile__
Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story
Deedy, Carmen Agra
agatha.gif
Amber on the Mountain
Johnston, Tony
amber.gif
Crazy Like a Fox: A SImile Story
Leedy, Loreen
crazyfox.jpg
Harlem: a Poem
Myers, Walter Dean
harlem.jpg
Quick as a Cricket
Wood, Audrey
quickcricket.jpg
Swamp Angel
Issacs, Anne
swampangel.jpg
Seven Blind Mice
Young, Ed
sevenblindmice.jpg
That's Good! That's Bad
Cuyler, Margery
that'sgood.jpg
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
Harrington, Janice
chickenchasing.jpg
Symbolism
Fly Away Home
Bunting, Eve
flyhome.jpg
Pink and Say
Polacco, Patricia
pinkandsay.jpg
Rumpelstilskin's Daughter
Stanley, Diane
rumpelstiltskin.jpg
Thank you, Mr. Falker
Polacco, Patricia
mr. falker.jpg

Theme
Chester's Way
Learn things from a friend and
don't be a bully.
Henkes, Kevin
Chester's Way
Chester's Way

Wolf!
Hard work pays off.
Bloom, Becky
Wolf!
Wolf!

A Bad Case of Stripes
Be yourself.
Shannon, David
Bad Case Of Stripes
Bad Case Of Stripes

The Wolf Who Cried Boy
Always tell the truth.
Hartman, Bob
Wolf Who Cried Boy
Wolf Who Cried Boy

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Be careful what you wish for.
Steig, William
Sylvester And The Magic Pebble
Sylvester And The Magic Pebble

Weslandia
It's okay to be different.
Flesichman, Paul
Weslandia
Weslandia

Freckleface Strawberry
Be yourself and embrace what
makes you unique.
Moore, Julianne
Freckleface Strawberry
Freckleface Strawberry

Top of the World
Home is where the heart is.
Hobbies, Holly
En La Cima Del Mundo (Top Of The World)
En La Cima Del Mundo (Top Of The World)

Whoever you Are
We all have similarities.
Fox, Mem
Whoever You Are
Whoever You Are

Chrysanthemum
Be proud of yourself and your
family.
Henkes, Kevin
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum

When Marian Sang
Follow your dreams.
Ryan, Pam Munoz
When Marian Sang: The True Recital Of Marian Anderson
When Marian Sang: The True Recital Of Marian Anderson

Wilma Unlimited
Work hard to achieve your dreams.
Krull, Kathleen
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became The World's Fastest Woman
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became The World's Fastest Woman

Amelia and Elanor go for a Ride
Women can do anything men can do.
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride

People
We all have differences.
Spier, Peter
People
People



Tone
Cheyenne Again
Bunting, Eve
cheyenne.jpg
Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs
de Paola, Tomie
nana.jpg
Pete's a Pizza
Steig, William
pete.jpg
So, you want to be President?
St. George, Judith
president.jpg
When I Am Old with You
Johnson, Angela
wheniamold.jpg
Yo! Yes?
Raschka, Chris
yoyes.jpg
Voice
Chrysanthemum
Henkes, Kevin
chrysanthemum.jpg
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Willems, Mo
pigeonbus.jpg
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late
Willems, Mo
pigeonstayup.jpg
Hey Little Ant
Hoose, Phillip and Hannah
littelant.jpg
Hooway for Wodney Wat
Lester, Helen
hooway.jpg
Skippyjon Jones
Schachner, Judy
skippyjon.jpg
Tacky the Penguin
Lester, Helen
tacky.jpg
The Great Fuzz Frenzy
Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel
greatfuzzfrenzy.jpg
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog
Willems, Mo
pigeonhotdog.jpg
The Toughest Cowboy
Frank, John
toughcowboy.jpg

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