My Booklist

  • Remember that you can earn 15 extra credit points by reading a non-fiction (and some fiction) book that connects with the unit we are studying.  You must, however, score an 80 or above on your AR test.  (Maximum of 2 books per grading period)  See Mrs. Phelan, your reading teacher, or me for more details. 

Age of Exploration

  • You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbu

    You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbus! : Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross

    by Fiona MacDonald Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction
    Comments (-1)

Old/New Stone Ages

  • You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mammoth Hunter!: Dangero

    You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mammoth Hunter!: Dangerous Beasts You'd Rather Not Encounter

    by John Malam Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction
    Comments (-1)
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be a Sumerian Slave! : A Life

    You Wouldn't Want to Be a Sumerian Slave! : A Life of Hard Labor You'd Rather Avoid

    by Jacqueline Morley Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction book
    Comments (-1)

World Religions

  • Christianity

    Christianity

    by Phillip Wilkinson Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction - Discover some of the most fascinating and controversial developments in the Christian world.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • Hanuman : Based on Valmiki's Ramayana

    Hanuman : Based on Valmiki's Ramayana

    by Erik Jendresen Year Published: Average
    Hindu Picture book - Hanuman, the monkey hero, once leapt all the way to the sun--but suffered dearly for it. Now all grown, he lends his long-forgotten powers to the cosmic battle to save Princess Sita from the foul demon king, Ravana.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • Rama and Sita

    Rama and Sita

    by David Weitzman Year Published: Average
    Hindu picture book -

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • The Three Trees

    The Three Trees

    by Angela Hunt Year Published: Easy Reading
    Children's Picture Book - Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • This Is My Faith: Buddhism

    This Is My Faith: Buddhism

    by Anita Genari Year Published: Easy Reading
    Non-fiction - Each book in the enlightening This Is My Faith series features true-life photographs and interviews with a child who talks about his or her faith and discusses its role in the life of the family. Boys and girls speak of the rituals, obligations, and joys that are basic to their religions. The children in these books come from many different cultures and countries around the world, thus reflecting the global nature of humanity's religious impulse.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • This Is My Faith: Christianity

    This Is My Faith: Christianity

    by Anita Ganeri Year Published: Easy Reading
    Non-fiction - Each book in the enlightening This Is My Faith series features true-life photographs and interviews with a child who talks about his or her faith and discusses its role in the life of the family. Boys and girls speak of the rituals, obligations, and joys that are basic to their religions. The children in these books come from many different cultures and countries around the world, thus reflecting the global nature of humanity's religious impulse.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • This Is My Faith: Hinduism

    This Is My Faith: Hinduism

    by Anita Ganeri Year Published: Easy Reading
    Non-fiction - Each book in the enlightening This Is My Faith series features true-life photographs and interviews with a child who talks about his or her faith and discusses its role in the life of the family. Boys and girls speak of the rituals, obligations, and joys that are basic to their religions. The children in these books come from many different cultures and countries around the world, thus reflecting the global nature of humanity's religious impulse.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • This Is My Faith: Islam

    This Is My Faith: Islam

    by Anita Ganeri Year Published: Easy Reading
    Non-fiction - Each book in the enlightening This Is My Faith series features true-life photographs and interviews with a child who talks about his or her faith and discusses its role in the life of the family. Boys and girls speak of the rituals, obligations, and joys that are basic to their religions. The children in these books come from many different cultures and countries around the world, thus reflecting the global nature of humanity's religious impulse.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • This Is My Faith: Judaism

    This Is My Faith: Judaism

    by Anita Ganeri Year Published: Easy Reading
    Non-fiction - Each book in the enlightening This Is My Faith series features true-life photographs and interviews with a child who talks about his or her faith and discusses its role in the life of the family. Boys and girls speak of the rituals, obligations, and joys that are basic to their religions. The children in these books come from many different cultures and countries around the world, thus reflecting the global nature of humanity's religious impulse.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • When the Chickens Went on Strike : A Rosh Hashanah

    When the Chickens Went on Strike : A Rosh Hashanah Tale

    by Erica Silverman Year Published: Easy Reading
    Jewish Picture book

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)

Ancient Egypt

  • You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder!

    You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder!

    by Jacqueline Morley Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! : Disgu

    You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! : Disgusting Things You'd Rather Not Know

    by David Stewart Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction book
    Comments (-1)
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be Tutankhamen! : A Mummy Who

    You Wouldn't Want to Be Tutankhamen! : A Mummy Who Really Got Meddled With (

    by David Stewart Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction
    Comments (-1)

Ancient China

  • The Emperor's Silent Army: TerraCotta Warriors of

    The Emperor's Silent Army: TerraCotta Warriors of Ancient China

    by Jane O'Connor Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction book - Describes the archaeological discovery of thousands of life-sized terracotta warrior statues in northern China in 1974, and discusses the emperor who had them created and placed near his tomb.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)

Ancient Greece

  • Battle of Labyrinth (Series Book 4)

    Battle of Labyrinth (Series Book 4)

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: Average
    Fiction - Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • Lightning Thief - (Series Book 1)

    Lightning Thief - (Series Book 1)

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: Average
    Fiction - Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • Sea of Monsters - (Series Book 2)

    Sea of Monsters - (Series Book 2)

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: Average
    Fiction - Second installment of the Percy Jackson series. More with Greek gods and monsters.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • The Iliad

    by Homer Year Published: Challenging
    Fiction - This book describes the last days of the Trojan War.
    Comments (-1)
  • The Last Olympian (Series Book 5)

    The Last Olympian (Series Book 5)

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: Average
    Fiction - All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • The Odyssey

    by Homer Year Published: Challenging
    Fictional tale of Odysseus, a Greek Hero. This book describes his 10-year journey home after the Trojan War. He runs into a cylops, sorceror, and many more mythological characters.
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  • Titan's Curse (Series Book 3)

    Titan's Curse (Series Book 3)

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: Average
    Fiction - When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)

Roman Empire

  • You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator! : Gory

    You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator! : Gory Things You'd Rather Not Know

    by John Malam Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Soldier!

    You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Soldier!

    by David Stewart Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be Cleopatra! : An Egyptian R

    You Wouldn't Want to Be Cleopatra! : An Egyptian Ruler You'd Rather Not Be

    by Jim Pipe Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction
    Comments (-1)

Middle Ages

  • You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight!

    You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight!

    by Fiona MacDonald Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction book

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
    Comments (-1)
  • You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon! : P

    You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon! : Prisoners You'd Rather Not Meet

    by Fiona MacDonald Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction
    Comments (-1)
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be in Alexander the Great's Army! Miles You'd Rather Not March

    by Jacqueline Morley Year Published: Average
    Non-fiction book
    Comments (-1)