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Maine Agriculture in the Classroom


Library Resources


Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians
All Ages
Brandenberg, Aliki. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1976
The story of Corn's role through history.
The Great Kapok Tree
Grades PreK–4
Cherry, Lynne. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990
A tale of the Amazon Rain Forest.
Celebrate America in Poetry and Art
Grades 3–12
Panzer, Nora,ed. Hyperion Books, 1994
A rich multicultural collection of American poetry and art.
Random House Book of Poetry for Children
Grades 2–12
Prelutsky, Jack,ed. Random House, 1993
A treasure chest of children's poetry.
A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations
Grades 9–Adult
Rodes, Barbara and Rice Odell. Simon & Schuster,1992
3,700 quotations in 143 categories. Excellent resource!
I' m in Charge of Celebrations
Grades 4–12
Baylor, Bird. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986
Native American book of celebrations.
Large Festivals Together; A Guide to Multicultural Celebrations
grades 4–12
Fitzjohn, Sue, Minda Weston and Judy. Scholastic, 1993.
Anniversaries and Holidays
Grades 6–Adult
Gregory, Ruth W. American Library Assn., 1983
Resource book of holidays throughout history.
The American Book of Days
Grades 9–Adult
Hatch, Jane M. H.W.Wilson, 1978
Essays about events on each of the 366 days of the year.
Latkes and Applesauce:A Hanukkah Story
Grades 2–6
Manushkin, Fran. Scholastic, 1990
Excellent story of Hanukkah for young readers.
Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners
Grades 3–12
Penner, Lucille Recht. Scholastic, 1995
A facinating account of what the Pilgrims ate and how they spent their time.
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
Grades K–4
Pilkey, Dave. Scholastic, 1990
Amusing fiction about a visit to a turkey farm before Thanksgiving.
Grades 2–6
Porter, A.P. Carolrhoda Books, 1991
The story of the celebration of The African American culture between Christmas and New Years.
Too Many Tamales
Grades 2–8
Soto, Gary. Scholastic, 1993
Fictional story of a Christmas feast.
Grades K–6
Livingston, Myra Cohn. Holiday House, 1985
A book of poems about celebrations.
Squanto and the First Thanksgiving
Grades 2–6
Celsi, Teresa. Raintree Publishers, 1989
Historical fiction on America's first Thanksgiving.
My First Kwanzaa Book
Grades PreK–6
Chocolate, Debra M. Newton. Scholastic, 1992
Excellent story explaining Kwanzaa.
Day of the Dead: A Mexican-American Celebration
Grades 2–6
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Holiday House, 1994
The story of this Mexican celebration as told by 10 year olds.
Itse Selu: Cherokee Harvest Festival
Grades 2–8
Pennington, Daniel. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1994
The story from a young braves eyes of the Cherokee Green Corn Festival.
The Poetry of Robert Frost
Grades 6-Adult
Robert Frost, Henry Holt and Company, 1975.
Keepers of the Earth
Grades 4–12
Michael Caduto & Joseph Bruchac, Fulcrum Inc. 1977
Native American stories and environmental activities for children.
Native American Gardening
Michael Cudato & Joseph Bruchac
Native stories, projects and recipes for teachers to share.
A Cowful of Cowboy Poetry
Grades 6–Adult
Baxter Black, 2000
Cowboy songs, stories an poetry with comical illustrations.