Tag Archives: Growing Up

How I Survived Fifth Grade

Title: How I Survived Fifth Grade Author(s): Megan and H. William Stine Cover Art by: Susan Tang Publisher and Year: Troll Associates (1992) Number of pages: 92 Genre: Realistic Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  How I Survived Fifth Grade is written from … Continue reading

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Shiva’s Fire

  Title: Shiva’s Fire Author(s): Suzanne Fisher Staples Cover Art: Hala Wittwer Publisher and Year: Harper Collins, 2000 Number of pages: 276 Genre: Fiction, Fable. Descriptive Annotation:  Shiva’s Fire is about a girl named Parvati who is born to dance. … Continue reading

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Music for Alice

  Title: Music for Alice Author(s): Allen Say Illustrator/Photographer: Allen Say Publisher, Year: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography Descriptive Annotation: This is an autobiography of Alice. Alice loved to dance when she was a girl, … Continue reading

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Camilla the Zebra

  Title: Camilla the zebra Author: Marisa Nunez Illustrator: Oscar Villan Publisher and Year: Kalandraka, 2003 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  Camilla the zebra lives in a place where the wind is very strong, so she needs … Continue reading

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School For Bandits

Title: School for Bandits Author(s): Hannah Shaw Illustrator/Photographer: 32 Publisher and Year: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction, fable Descriptive Annotation:  Ralph does not act like a normal raccoon; he brushes his teeth, vacuums … Continue reading

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Homeless Bird

  Title: Homeless Bird Author: Gloria Whelan Illustrator/Photographer: Not Applicable Publisher, Year: HarperCollins Publisher, 2000 Number of pages: 182 Genre: Realistic fiction, historic fiction, fiction Descriptive Annotation: Koly is a thirteen-year-old girl who is growing up in modern India. Her parents … Continue reading

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Inside Out and Back Again

Title: Inside Out and Back Again Author: Thanhha Lai Illustrator/ Photographer: N/A Publisher and Year: Harper Collins Books, 2011 Number of Pages: 272 Tags/ Themes: Family, Perseverance, Vietnam War, Growing Up, 5-7, Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award Winner Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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I Need My Monster

Title: I Need My Monster Author(s): Amanda Noll Illustrator/ Photographer: Howard McWilliam Publisher and Year: Flashlight Press Text, 2009 Number of pages: 32 Tags/ Themes: Growing Up, K-3, Descriptive Language, Fantasy Genre: Fantasy Descriptive Annotation: In this story, Ethan checks … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Baby

Title: Arthur’s Baby Author: Marc Brown Illustrator:  Marc Brown Publisher and Year: Scholastic Inc., 1987 Number of Pages: 32 Tags/ Themes: Fiction, Family, Growing Up, K-3 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: In this tale of Arthur the aardvark, Arthur’s family finds … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Tooth

Title: Arthur’s Tooth Author(s): Marc Brown Illustrator/Photographer: Marc Brown Publisher and Year: Little, Brown, and Company, 1985 Number of pages: 30 Genre: Comedy and Humor Descriptive Annotation:  This book is about a boy named Arthur who wants to lose his … Continue reading

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