2000 - Annotated Book list

genre themes myRating WebComments author bookTitle
fantasy fiction
Three Stars
Louis Sachar Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
picture book The Sky is Falling concept book rhyming alliteration figurative language Three Stars
Jane Wattenberg Henny Penny retold
picture book Math Adventure, mathematics, geometry Pi circumference Four Stars
Cindy Neuschwander Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
fiction realistic 3 dimensional shapes, geometry, mathematics, concept sphere pyramid cylinder rectangular prism three dimensions Not yet
Joanne Rocklin The Incredible Awesome Box
nonfiction bugs science Not yet
Murawski, Darlene A. Bug Faces
nonfiction Night Creatures science

Melvin and Gilda Berger How Do Bats See In The Dark?
Not yet
Peter and Connie Roop Benjamin Franklin
fantasy fiction Fantasy, witches, magic, school Four Stars
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
picture book mapping scale relative position how to book Four Stars
Loreen Leedy Mapping Penny s World
nonfiction Ancient Egypt mummies tombs

Henrietta McCall Egyptian Mummies
nonfiction or historical fiction art artist Michelangelo sculpture design Five Stars Great story about Michelangelo. Enough detail to bring him to life and respect him as an artist and person.
Diane Stanley Michelangelo
fantasy fiction number value value of six mathematics Three Stars
Eileen Spinelli Six Hogs on a Scooter
picture book mathematics organizing data chicken pox school play time charts problem solving Not yet
Linda W. Aber Who s Got Spots
picture book mathematics problem solving map maps mapping relative position reference words over under on right left outside inside between behind Not yet
Lucille Recht Penner Where s That Bone
fantasy fiction adventure Atlantic Ocean family girl Four Stars
Sharon Creech The Wanderer
fantasy fiction The Powerpuff girls series Not yet
Amy Keating Rogers Powerpuff Professor
realistic fiction unusual girl accepting different friendship popularity being popular being yourself home school Five Stars I liked the feeling the moonlight gave me, as if it wasn't the opposite of day, but its underside, its private side, when the fabulous purred on my snow-white sheet like some dark cat come in from the desert. It was during one of these night moon times that it came to me that Hillari Kimble was wrong. Stargirl was real. - Creative, giving - Stargirl is accepted and rejected and loved by Leo who can t deal with rejection. The adolescent struggle with friendship, love, acceptance and all the pressures they bring. A story that every adult can relate to and every adolescent needs to know. Jerry Spinelli Stargirl
picture book relationships first day of school new student Not yet
Katie Couric The Brand New Kid
fantasy fiction The Powerpuff girls series Not yet
Keating Rogers, Amy All Chalked Up
picture book science sun star astronomy Not yet
Frank Asch The Sun Is My Favorite Star
picture book Feelings classroom management behavior emotions caring Not yet
Janan Cain The Way I Feel
fantasy fiction Venice mystery detective adventure international Four Stars Two brothers orphaned go underground in order to avoid being seperated. They are taken in by a gang living in an abandoned movie theater that is lead by the Lord Theif. A story set in present day Venice, Italy of adolescents struggle for survival and where one s loyalties lie and how strong they should be for: family, gang members, friends, society, others? Cornelia Funke The Thief Lord
puzzle and riddle book Math puzzles Hints Answers Three Stars
Derrick Niederman The Little Giant Book of Math Puzzles
picture book Polar Bears, Geography Not yet
Sonia W. Black Follow the Polar Bear
nonfiction Mammoth prehistoric America Not yet
Elizabeth Levy Who Are You Calling a Wooly Mammoth
anthology Fiction tales of school math humor

Douglas Evans Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales
nonfiction building big buildings architecture bridges tunnels skyscrapers structures dams design Three Stars
Macaulay, David Building Big
science fiction Good and evil creativity kindness caring art artists friendship Four Stars
Lois Lowry Gathering Blue
science fiction fantasy good vs. evil fantasy adventure parent child relationships Four Stars
Philip Pullman The Amber Spyglass
science fiction
Four Stars 12 year old Luke is a third child (shadow child) where the population police enforce the ban of only two chldren a couple. Luke forced to stay indoors finds other shadow children, Jen next door and others on the internet as a fast paced plot about their fight for their existence.
Young readers rate this futuristic book (Orwellian in nature) very high.
Margaret Peterson Haddix Among the Hidden
nonfiction cerebral palsy Not yet
Ben Mikaelson Petey
fiction science science fair fungus school Four Stars
Arthur Dorros The Fungus that Ate My School