University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Professional Books

Bishop, Rudine Sims, editor
Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8
Cunningham, Patricia M.and Richard L. Allington
Classrooms that Work - They can ALL Read and Write
Delpit, Lisa
Other People's Children - Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
Eggen, Paul D., and Donald P. Kauchak
Strategies For Teachers: Teaching Content and Thinking Skills
Faber, Adele, and Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk so Kids Can Learn At Home and in School
Gambrell, Linda B., Lesley M. Morrow, Susan B. Neuman, and Michael Pressley, editors
Best Practices in Literacy Instruction
Harris, Violet J., editor
Teaching Multicultural Literature in Grades K-8
Keene, Ellen Oliver, and Susan Zimmermann
Mosaic for Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop
Kriete, Roxann
The Morning Meeting Book
McGuinness, Diane
Why Our Children Can't Read and What We Can Learn to Do About It
Pressley, Michael
Reading Instruction that Works - The Case for Balanced Teaching
Ungerleider, Dorothy Funk
Reading, Writing and Rage

Personal Selections

Becker, Suzy
The All Better Book
(asks children how they would solve some of the world's most pressing problems; the answers and insights are humorous)
Canfield, Jack
Chicken Soup for a Woman's Soul
Flake, Sharon
The Skin I'm In
Gardner, Howard
Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, and others.
Hayden, Torey
One Child, and others
(a child is lost until a brilliant young teacher reached out)
Johnson, Spencer, MD
The Precious Present
Lucado, Max
In the Grip of Grace
Pelzer, Dave
A Child Called It
Pelzer, Dave
A Man Named Dave
(a survivor of child abuse)
Ruiz, Don Miguel
The Four Agreements
(essential steps to personal freedom)
Stewart, Alison
Worship Team Handbook
Tenny, Tommy
The God Chasers
Young, Andrea
Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me

Children's Books

Carlson, Nancy
I Like Me!
Viking Press.
Brett, Jan
The Mitten
New York: Scholastic
Bulla, Clyde
Shoeshine Girl
New York: Harper Trophy
Cameron, Ann
The Stories Julian Tells
New York: Random House
Carle, Eric
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and others
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Christopher, Matt
The Hit-Away Kid
New York: Scholastic
Cole, Joanna
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
New York: Scholastic
Ehlert, Lois
Growing Vegetable Soup
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Feldman, Davis
Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise
Freeman, Don
Corduroy, and others
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Gelman, Rita
More Spaghetti, I Say
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Hanson, Warren
The Next Place
(a book to comfort during a loss)
Havill, Juanita
Jamaica's Find
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Hoff, Syd
Danny and the Dinosaur
New York: Harper Collins
Hoff, Syd
Who Will Be My Friends?
New York: Harper Collins
Hurwitz, Johanna
Class Clown
New York: Scholastic
Krauss, Ruth
The Carrot Seed
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Lionni, Leo
Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse, and others
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Lobel, Arnold
Frog and Toad are Friends
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Martin, Bill
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
New York: Henry Holt and Company
Mosel, Arlene
Tikki Tikki Tembo
New York: Scholastic
Park, Barbara
Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth
New York: Random House
Rowling, J.K.
The Harry Potter series
Rylant, Cynthia
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon
New York: Simon and Schuster
Slobodkina, E.
Caps for Sale
New York: Scholastic, Inc.
Williams, Sue
I Went Walking
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company
Wiseman, B
Morris the Moose
New York: Harper Collins
Ziefert, Harriet
Jason's Bus Ride
New York: Puffin Books
Ziefert, Harriet
Later Rover
New York: Puffin Books

Mentor Texts

Eve Bunting
Flower Garden
Willie Perdomo
Visiting Langston
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
I Love My Hair
Donald Crews
Sharon Jennings
Into My Mother's Arms
Lenny Hort
How Many Stars in the Sky
Irene Smalls
Jonathan and His Mommy
Thomas Locker
Cloud Dance
Karen Hesse
Come On, Rain!
Johnathan London
Eloise Greenfield
Honey, I Love and other love poems
Sheila Homonaka
All the Colors of the Earth
Eloise Greenfield
Nathaniel Talking
Bill Martin. Jr. and Michael Sampson
George Levinson
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
Donald Crews
Jim Arnosky
A Manatee Morning
James Stevenson
Sweet Corn Poems
Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
Are You a Spider?
Jack Knowlton
Geography from A to Z, A Picture Glossary
Seymour Simon
Joy Cowley
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Gail Gibbons
Weather Words and What They Mean
Tomie de Paola
The Cloud Book
Jim Arnosky
All About Owls
Gail Gibbons
Margie Burton, Cathy French, and Tammy Jones
Animals' Eyes and Ears

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