Elementary Bibliography


Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains. Atheneum, 2008. Fiction. Ages 10-14, RL 4.7. Courage, integrity, citizenship.

Atkinson, Rick. D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944. Square Fish, 2015. Non-fiction, Ages 8-12.

Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta. Mine-O-Saur. GG.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007. Picture book. Sacrifice, integrity.

Binkow, Howard. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship. Scholastic, 2011. Picture book. Ages 4-9, RL 3.1. Citizenship, integrity.

Boas, Jacob. We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust. Scholastic, 1995. Non-fiction. RL 8.1. (mature).

Breslin, Theresa. Remembrance. Doubleday, 2002. Fiction, ages 13 & up, RL 6.8. Commitment, Sacrifice (mature).

Carle, Eric. A House for Hermit Crab. Scholastic, 1987. Picture book. Courage, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship.

Cheney, Lynne. America: A Patriotic Primer. Scholastic, 2002. Non-fiction picture book.

Choi, Yangsook. The Name Jar. Lectorum, 2004. Picture book. Ages 4-8, RL 2.9. Integrity.

Christiansen, Candice. The Mitten Tree. Fulcrum Publishing 2005. Picture book. Citizenship, integrity.

Clements, Andrew. The Landry News. Aladdin, 2000. Fiction. Ages 8-12, RL 6.0. Citizenship, patriotism, integrity, commitment, courage.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy. Scholastic, 1999. Ages 8-12, RL 5.0. Fiction. Courage, sacrifice, commitment, citizenship.

DePaola, Tomie. The Mysterious Giant of Barletta. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. Picture book.

DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie. Candlewick Press, 2001. Fiction. Ages 7-11, RL 4.1. Commitment, integrity, citizenship, courage.

DiSalvo, Dyanne.  A Castle on Viola Street. Harper Collins, 2001. Picture book. Citizenship, sacrifice, commitment.

Dowell, Frances O’Roark. Shooting the Moon. Atheneum, 2010. Fiction. Ages 10 & up. Sacrifice, commitment, courage.

Drez, Ronald J. Remember D-Day: The Plan, The Invasion, Survivor Stories. National Geographic, 2004. Non-fiction. Ages 10-14, RL 3.

Fritz, Jean. Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution. Puffin Books, 2009. Non-fiction. Ages 8-12.

Fritz, JeanWill You Sign Here, John Hancock? Puffin Books, 2015. Non-fiction, Ages 8 & up.

Gardiner, John Reynolds. Stone Fox. Harper & Row, 1980. Folk tale, Ages 7-11, RL 3.2.

Garland, Sherry. Voices of the Alamo. Scholastic, 2000. Non-Fiction. Ages 8-11.

Graham, Bob. How to Heal a Broken Wing. Walker, 2008. Picture book. Commitment, Integrity.

Hesse, Karen. The Cats in Krasinski Square. Scholastic, 2004. Non-fiction picture book. All ages. Courage, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship.

Hunt, Irene. Across Five Aprils. Berkley, 2002. Fiction, Ages 9-12, RL 5.5. Sacrifice, integrity, citizenship, commitment, courage, patriotism.

Kellogg, Steven. Johnny Appleseed. Morrow, 1988. Folktale picture book. Commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, courage.

Lewis, Barbara A. What Do You Stand For For Teens: A Guide to Building Character. Free Spirit, May 2015. Teacher resource.

Lincoln, Abraham (Garry Wills, Ed.). The Gettysburg Address. Scholastic, 1995. Non-fiction picture book. Ages 8-12, RL 5.

Litwin, Eric. Pete the Cat. HarperCollins, 2010. Picture Book. Citizenship, commitment.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Bantam 1999. Fiction, Ages 10-14, RL 5.9. Citizenship, sacrifice, integrity.

Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Houghton Mifflin, 2010. Fiction, RL 5.2. Sacrifice, courage, patriotism, integrity.

Macaulay, David. Angelo. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Picture book. Commitment, sacrifice.

Myers, Walter Dean. The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins. Scholastic, 1999. Fiction, Ages 10-14, RL 5.3.

O’Neill, Alexis. The Recess Queen. Scholastic, 2016. Picture book. Citizenship.

Palacio, R.J. Wonder. Knopf, 2012. Fiction. Ages 9-13, RL 5.0. Courage, integrity.

Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. Simon & Schuster, 2009. Fiction. Ages 10-14, RL 5.7. Courage, commitment.

Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Roaring Brook Press, 2002. Picture book. Commitment.

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising. Scholastic, 2000. Fiction. Ages 10-14, RL 5.5. Courage, commitment, sacrifice.

Ryan, Pam Munoz. The Flag We Love. Scholastic. Non-fiction. All ages.

Shafer, Audrey. The Mailbox. Yearling, 2006. Fiction, Ages 9-12, RL 5.0.

  The Pledge of Allegiance. Scholastic, 2000. Non-fiction picture book.

Small, Mary. Being a Good Citizen. Picture Window Books, 2005. Non-fiction.

Storyworks. Scholastic. Subscription available journals covering various age ranges and topics.

Talbott, Hudson. Forging Freedom: A True Story of Heroism During the Holocaust. Scholastic, 2001. Non-fiction. Ages 8-11, RL 4.9.

Waters, Kate. The Story of the White House. Scholastic, 1991. Non-Fiction. Ages 5-8, RL2.

White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web. Harper Collins, 1952. Fiction. Ages 7-12, RL 4.4. Sacrifice, citizenship, commitment.

Zee, Ruth Vander. Erika’s Story. Random House Children’s Books, 2004. Non-fiction picture book.