2021-2022 LYRC 3-5 Discussion Guides and Additional Resources

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Below is a collection of resources for the 2021-2022 LYRC 3-5 Nominated Titles:





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1. Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord

2. Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Don Tate

3. The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow, illustrated by Steven Salerno

4. The Friendship War by Andrew Clements

5. Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary by Vicki Conrad, illustrated by David Hohn

6. Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch, illustrated by Teresa Martínez

7. Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg

8. Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

9. Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger

10. The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden by Heather Smith, illustrated by Rachel Wada

11. Spark by Sarah Beth Durst

12. Stargazing by Jen Wang

13. Stay by Bobbie Pyron

14. Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

15. Tito the Bonecrusher by Melissa Thomson