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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Library Skills

This section of our website is devoted to book lists that you can take to your library. The lists are sorted by Category, Subcategory and then Topic.

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Library Skills List

  • "L" Is for Library
    by Nicole Wong
    ISBN: 193214644X
    Welcome to the library, where “A” is for author, “B” is for biography, “C” is for Caldecott and, of course, “L” is for library!

    Following a friendly tabby cat, children will pounce and prance through the stacks from A-Z as they discover everything there is to do and see in the library. Charming illustrations capture young imaginations, and the fun and informative text promotes the excitement of the library. You’ll be asked to read this instant favorite again and again!
  • Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians, The
    by Carla Morris (Author), Brad Sneed (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1561453919
    Every day after school Melvin goes to the library. Everything has its place in the library and Melvin likes it that way. And his favorite people--Marge, Betty, and Leola-are always in their places, behind the reference desk.

    When something interests Melvin, his librarian friends help him find lots and lots of books on the subject. When he collects creepy bugs in a jar, they help him identify, classify, and catalog the insects. When he is cast as the Enormous Eggplant in the school play, Betty reads aloud from Organic Gardening to help him find his motivation.

    As the years pass, Melvin can always find the answers to his questions-and a lot of fun-in the library. Then one day he goes off to college to learn new things and read new book. Will he leave the library and his friends behind forever?
  • Case of the Hidden Masterpiece, The (WHAM Agency Library Mystery)
    by Phyllis J. Perry (Author), Ron Lipking (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1932146377
    Friends Wink, Aaron and Mike love mysteries! The fifth-grade private investigators form the WHAM Agency, and with the help of public librarian Mrs. Hosler, they crack cases in their small California town. In the WHAM Agency’s first case, Wink and his mother discover a mysterious box of paintings in the basement. The young detectives use their community know-how and library research skills to uncover the identity of the hidden masterpiece.

    The Case of the Hidden Masterpiece is a 10-chapter book that is perfect as a read-aloud. Included with the book is a separate instructor’s guide with 10 reproducible lessons that follow the WHAM Agency’s library research adventures. Each chapter corresponds to a specific skill, such as making the most of the telephone book, sharpening your map skills and using an encyclopedia index.
  • Case of the Three-Legged Buffalo , The (Wham Agency Library Mysteries)
    by Phyllis J. Perry (Author), Ron Lipking (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1932146474
    When Wink discovers that the buffalo on an Indianhead nickel only has three legs, WHAM coin expert Aaron immediately knows that the coin is valuable. As Wink, Aaron and Dynamike set out to determine how much the coin is worth, they come across more valuable coins in the cash box from the school carnival. In their search for the mysterious coin collector, the agency learns valuable information about the history of coins and coin collecting.

    The Case of the Three-legged Buffalo is a 10-chapter book that is perfect as a read-aloud. Included with the book is a separate instructor’s guide with 10 reproducible lessons that follow the WHAM Agency’s library research adventures. Each chapter corresponds to a specific skill, such as making the most of the telephone book, sharpening your map skills and using an encyclopedia index.
  • Fun-Brarian: Games, Activities, & Ideas to Liven Up Your Library!
    by Kathleen Fox
    ISBN: 1932146865
    This book provides 20 library games such as Mystery Reviewer, Library Basketball, The Spine Game and Media Memory. Quick activity ideas for every grade and reproducible certificates and awards are also included. Each game and activity is classified by the skill/objective, grade and time required.
  • Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians
    by Jackie Mims Hopkins (Author), John Manders (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1932146989
    Deep in an enchanted forest, a little girl named Goldie Socks finds a storybook cottage. When she peeks inside, she finds shelves and shelves filled with books. As she searches for one that is just right and a comfy place to read it, Mama, Papa and Baby Libearian discover that someone has been in their house!
  • Learning About Books and Libraries: A Gold Mine of Games
    by Carol K. Lee (Author), Janet Langford (Author)
    ISBN: 157950051X
    This fun, captivating collection of 47 educational games provides easy-to-follow instructions, grade level and sample questions for each action-packed game. The games are divided into three groups. The first group relates to fiction books and review plots, characters, settings, authors and Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners. The second group of games reinforces skills for finding and using nonfiction materials, including Dewey® Decimal numbers, important library and computer terms and atlas and geography basics. The final group of games is designed around cultural tehmatic units and well-known children's works. For use with grades K-6.
  • Library Mouse
    by Daniel Kirk
    ISBN: 0810993465
    Beloved children’s books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam’s home was in a little hole in the wall in the children’s reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself!

    Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do?
  • Mr. Crumb's Secret (A Fribble Mouse Library Mystery)
    by Phyllis J. Perry (Author)
    ISBN: 1579500803
    Fribble Mouse’s neighbor, Mr. Crumb, is taking up a new hobby. But he’s keeping it a secret until he learns how to do it – unless Fribble can use his library know-how to crack the mystery first!

    Perfect for read-alouds or as beginning books for early readers. Let the books circulate or read them during storytime. Then help your students solve the mysteries of the library!

    Includes a separate instructor’s guide with 10 reproducible lessons that follow Fribble’s adventures in the library. The lessons emphasize library skills such as how to use the dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, Internet and more.
  • Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything
    by Toni Buzzeo (Author), Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 193214675X
    According to Carmen, a fourth-grader at Liberty Elementary, her school's librarian won't tell students ANYTHING! Fortunately, her classmate Robert doesn't believe Carmen and marches right over to ask Mrs. Skorupski question after question. Mrs. Skorupski's eyes twinkle and her rhinestone glasses sparkle as she leads Robert to the tools he needs to find the answers. Carmen scowls as she watches Robert become a Library Success Story, but eventually comes around as she realizes that Mrs. Skorupski can teach them EVERYTHING!
  • Secret of the Silver Key, The (Fribble Mouse Library Mystery)
    by Phyllis J. Perry (Author)
    ISBN: 932146032
    Fribble’s birthday present from his grandparents is a letter containing a secret key. Curious as ever, Fribble discovers what the key unlocks, only to find another mystery. Where will it lead him? Only the library can help him solve this case!

    The 10-chapter stand-alone book is perfect as a read-aloud or as a beginning chapter book. A separate instructor’s guide that contains 10 reproducible library lessons, one for each chapter, is included. Lessons include library manners, dictionary guide words, how to use the encyclopedia and more.
  • Secrets Of The Rock, The (A Fribble Mouse Library Mystery)
    by Phyllis J. Perry (Author), Ron Lipking (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1932146229
    A discovery at Pioneer Park leads Fribble down the path of a magical mystery. Can his friends at the library and his visiting Great Aunt Squeegee help Fribble figure out The Secrets of the Rock?

    Perfect for read-alouds for K-3 or as beginning books for early readers. Let the books circulate or read them during storytime. Then help your students solve the mysteries of the library!

    Includes a separate instructor’s guide with 10 reproducible lessons that follow Fribble’s adventures in the library. The lessons emphasize library skills such as how to use the dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, Internet and more.
  • Shelf Elf Helps Out , The
    by Jackie Mims Hopkins (Author), Rebecca Thornburgh (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1932146547
    Skoob is back and ready to take students on a journey through the neighborhoods in the library. With help from Stacks, the Grand Dewey Daddy Shelf Elf, Skoob explains the three kinds of addresses a book might have. He elaborates on the addresses from the zero hundreds to the 900s, and includes his trademark rhyme with each category. The included library lessons booklet includes fun ideas and activities for each Dewey category.
  • Shelf Elf With Library Lessons, The
    by Jackie Hopkins (Author), Rebecca Thornburgh (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 193214627X
    Skoob, the Shelf Elf, just completed his work with the shoemaker and is ready to embark on a new career in the library. Using the Shelf Elf Guide to Library Etiquette, Skoob discovers the age-old practices of proper library behavior and book care.

    The whimsical picture book will delight students with its clever illustrations and loveable characters. Skoob’s friendly approach uses a simple rhyme to clearly illustrate the library rules and the reasoning behind them. The included 12-page lesson plan booklet provides ideas on how to integrate Shelf Elf etiquette throughout the school year.
  • Stretchy Library Lessons: Library Skills : Grades K-5
    by Pat Miller
    ISBN: 1579500838
    Includes ten library skills lessons that focus on basic skills such as: Parts of a book, Fiction and nonfiction, Genres, andDewey Decimal System
  • Stretchy Library Lessons: More Library Skills
    by Pat Miller
    ISBN: 1932146423
  • The RIF* Guide to Encouraging Young Readers: *Reading Is Fundamental
    by Ruth Graves
    ISBN: 0385236328
    The acclaimed Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. presents a fun-filled sourcebook of over 200 of America's favorite reading activities for children, plus a complete list of books for them to grow on.
  • When Marion Copied: Learning about Plagiarism
    by Brook Berg (Author), Nathan Alberg (Author)
    ISBN: 1932146571
    Marion is proud when Mr. Owen reads part of her paper out loud in class. When Mr. Owen reads another paper, Marion is shocked to discover that someone copied her paper. As Mr. Owen reads aloud the final paper, Marion shrinks in her seat as she realizes that no one copied from her – she and another student had copied from the Internet. Mr. Owen goes on to explain plagiarism, and Marion and her classmates learn valuable lessons about how to summarize and the correct way to cite their sources.

    Included corresponding library lessons offer suggestions for preventing plagiarism as well as citation source cards for books, online databases, interviews or emails and Web pages.
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