Tulita Elementary School


Welcome to our Lending Library Page

Welcome to our Lending Library Page

Book List Ideas


  • Barretta, Gene.Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin. illus. by author. Holt. 2006. ISBN 978-0-80507-917-3. Gr 2–5
  • Byrd, Robert. Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. illus. by author. Dial. 2012. ISBN 978-0-8037-3749-5. Gr 4–7
  • Fritz, Jean. What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? illus. by Margot Tomes. Putnam. 1976. ISBN 978-0-698-20365-5. Gr 3–5
  • Schroeder, Alan. Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A to Z.illus. by John O’Brien. Holiday House. 2011. ISBN 978-0-82341-950-0. Gr 2–5  CC Standard RI.4.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • Gibbons, Gail. Monarch Butterfly. Holiday House. 1989. PreS–Gr 2
  • Marsh, Laura F. Caterpillar to Butterfly.National Geographic. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4263-0920-5. PreS–Gr 2  CC Standard RI K.9 With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
  • Kudlinski, Kathleen V. Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! illus. by S. D. Schindler. Dutton. 2005. ISBN 978-0-52546-978-0. Gr 2–4  CC Standard RI.4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
  • Leedy, Loreen. Seeing Symmetry. illus. by author. Holiday House. 2012. ISBN 978-0-8234-2360-6. Gr 2–4CC Standard RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
  • Macaulay, David, and Sheila Keenan. Castle: How It Works. illus. by David Macaulay. Roaring Brook/David Macaulay Studio. 2012. ISBN 978-1-59643-744-9. Gr 1–3 CC Standard RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
  • Mann, Elizabeth. Empire State Building. illus. by Alan Witschonke. Photos by Lewis Hine. Mikaya. 2003. ISBN 978-1-93141-406-7. Gr 4–8  CC Standard RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in it.
  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. illus. by Stephen Alcorn. Harcourt. 2000. ISBN 978-0-15201-005-8. Gr 4–8 CC Standard RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • Rappaport, Doreen. Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. illus. by Bryan Collier. Hyperion. 2001. ISBN 978-0-78680-714-7. K–Gr 3 CC Standard RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.



Thank you Joy Uehara and Girl Scout Troop #05845

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About the Lending Library

Welcome to the Tulita Lending Library webpage!  Senior Girl Scout Troop Member and former Tulita student, Joy Uehara chose this service project for our Tulita community as a part of her journey towards her Silver Award Project. "I did this because it helps with the gold award which is good for applying to college and because it was for Tulita. I had two projects to chose from and I chose Tulita because it was my elementary school. When I was in the summer of 6th grade I really really didn't want to leave Tulita!", says Joy.

We thank Joy and her family for their support and development of this very special project. Joy decided to donate a “lending library” that is open to both the students of Tulita Elementary School and the surrounding community.  This library allows children easy access to a constantly changing variety of books for free. Furthermore, books that children no longer read can be donated for the benefit of their classmates and neighbors. So, please stop by and take a book and/or leave a book! We hope you use the Tulita community library often and enjoy it!



Our Library in Progress

Our Library in Progress