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Patricia Polacco
 
1.   Babushka Baba Yaga
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
A lesson in the power of love and in not judging others by their appearance.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
2.   Chicken Sunday
Written by
Patricia Polacco
Children decorate eggs in the Slavic style with hot wax and dye and present them as a gift.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
3.   Mr. Lincoln's Way
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
A story about Mr. Lincoln, the school principal's efforts to get the school bully, to help him attract birds to the school's new atrium.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
4.   Mrs. Katz and Tush
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
The story of a friendship that bridges generations and cultures.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
5.   Pink and Say
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
The story of Pinkus Aylee who during the Civil War saved Sheldon Russell Curtis, the author's great, great grandfather.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
6.   Thank You, Mr. Falker
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning how to read, but right from the start all the letters and numbers get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her “dummy” and “toad.” Then, in fifth grade, a new teacher sees right through the sad little girl to the artist she really is. When he discovers Trisha’s secret—that she can’t read—he sets out to help her prove to herself that she can. This autobiographical story is a personal song of thanks and praise to teachers who change the lives of the children they teach.
[Grade Level: 1 - 5]
 
7.   The Bee Tree
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
A grandfather teaches his granddaughter that adventures in books can be just as thrilling as real-life adventures.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
8.   The Butterfly
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
A young French girl living in Nazi Europe discovers that her mother has been hiding a Jewish family in their home; the story of the author's aunt's childhood in WW II France.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
9.   The Keeping Quilt
Written by
Patricia Polacco
The story of a quilt passed on from mother to daughter for almost a century.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
10.   Thunder Cake
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
11.   Trees of the Dancing Goats
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
Trisha loves Hanukkah, when her Babushka makes potato latkes and her Grampa carves animals out of wood as gifts for her. But when Trisha learns that her neighbors aren’t able to celebrate Christmas because they are all bedridden with scarlet fever, she finds it difficult to enjoy the Hanukkah festivities. Grampa suggests cutting down trees to bring to the neighbors, but there is nothing to decorate them with. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer and soon she and her family are delivering beautifully ornamented trees to their neighbors and celebrating the miracle of true friendship.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
12.   Uncle Vova's Tree
Written by
Patricia Polacco
The celebration of a Russian Orthodox Christmas is recalled as a family prepares for its annual celebration.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
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