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2013-2014 STEAM Multicultural Booklist (Grades Pre-K to 5)

Reading Is Fundamental’s 2013-2014 Multicultural Book Collection is comprised of 40 children’s books for grades K-5. Each book in the collection was carefully reviewed and selected by RIF’s Literacy Services team with guidelines provided by RIF’s Literature Advisory Board and Multicultural Advisory Committee, national panels of educators and experts in books for children.

Each book will also have an accompanying set of activities developed in accordance with the new Common Core standards. Educators, parents and community volunteers alike are sure to enjoy sharing this collection and activities with children.

Thanks to the generous support of Macy’s, more than 600 book collections will be donated to RIF programs serving children in low-income communities throughout the U.S.



A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Laura Rankin
A House in the Woods by Inga Moore
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illus by Brian Floca
Blackout by John Rocco, illustrated by John Rocco
Buffalo Song by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth
Bull Trout’s Gift by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh
Dreaming Up by Christy Hale
First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared Into America’s Heart by Julie Cummins, illustrated by Malene Laugesen
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Tim Bowers
My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry, ed. by J. Patrick Lewis
No Monkeys No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illustrated by Nicole Wong
Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom by Steven Sellers Lapham and Eugene Walton, illus by R. Gregory Christie
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor, illustrated by Laura Beingessner
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
Round Is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by John Parra
S Is for Scientists by Larry Verstraete, illustrated by David Geister
Scholastic Discover More: Rocks and Minerals by Dan Green
Snow School
by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks
Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey, illustrated by Anne Wilson
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Rafael López
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Eye of the Whale: A Rescue Story by Jennifer O’Connell
The Favorite Daughter by Allen Say
The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi, illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
The Nowhere Box by Sam Zuppardi
The Patchwork Garden / Pedacitos de huerto by Diane de Anda, illustrated by Oksana Kemarskaya
The Secret Pool by Kimberly Ridley, illustrated by Rebekah Raye
Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Track That Scat! by Lisa Morlock, illustrated by Carrie Anne Bradshaw
Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch, illustrated by Susan Swan

2013-2014 STEAM Multicultural Booklist (Grades Pre-K to 5)