Research and Inquiry Resources

Kindergarten, Book 1

Families

  1. Whose Baby Am I? - Poem Title
  2. The Picnic at Apple Park - Night Animals
  3. Peter's Chair - Family Fun

Friends

  1. What Do You Like? - Best Friends
  2. Friends All Around - Making Friends
  3. Simon and Molly plus Hester - Helping Hands

Transportation

  1. The Bus for Us - Ways to Travel
  2. On the Go - Traveling All Over the World
  3. Duck on a Bike - How Do You Go to School

Food

  1. Apple Farmer Annie - From Blueberry Field to Blueberry Jam
  2. Our Special Sweet Potato Pie - A Healthy Meal
  3. Yoko - Family Food Traditions

Animals

  1. Mama Cat has Three Kittens - Mama Cat has Three Kittens
  2. Animal Babies A B C - Animal Babies ABC
  3. Mole and the Baby Bird - Mole and the Baby Bird

Neighborhood

  1. Russ and the Firehouse - Russ and the Firehouse
  2. Bus Stops - I'm Good at Helping
  3. Alicia's Happy Day - Alicia's Happy Day

Weather

  1. A Rainy Day - A Rainy Day
  2. In the Yard - In the Yard
  3. Bear Snores On - Bear Snores On

Plants

  1. Oak Trees - Oak Trees
  2. Seed Secrets - Seed Secrets
  3. Sunflower House - Sunflower House

Amazing Creatures

  1. Beetles - Beetles
  2. Fish Faces - Fish Faces
  3. If the Dinosaurs Came Back - If the Dinosaurs Came Back

I Know a Lot!

  1. What Do You Know? - What Do You Know?
  2. Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book - Warthog's Paint
  3. Turtle Splash! - Time for Kids: Be Happy and Healthy

1st Grade

Book 1, All About Us

  1. Pam and Sam - What I Do Best
  2. I Can! Can You? - Moving Animals
  3. Time For Kids: How You Grew - Growing Up
  4. Pet Tricks - Unusual Pets
  5. Soccer - Teamwork

Book 2, Outside My Door

  1. Animal Moms and Dads - Baby Animals
  2. Little Red Hen - Work Together
  3. Time For Kids: A Prairie Dog Home - Animals Everywhere
  4. The Fun Kids' Band - Rhythm and Music
  5. On My Way to School - Riddles

Book 3, Let's Connect!

  1. Kate's Game - When You Mail a Letter
  2. Kids Can Help - Poems from Around the World
  3. Time For Kids: Short Shadows, Long Shadows - Shadows and the Sun’s Position
  4. Smile, Mike! - Family Fun
  5. Gram and Me - Chinese New Year

Book 4, Nature Watch

  1. Pelican was Hungry - Grounded Birds
  2. June Robot Cleans Up - Invention Ideas
  3. Time For Kids: Stormy Weather - Let it Snow
  4. Meet Ben Franklin - I See
  5. Little Rabbit - Koala Little?

Book 5, Adventures All Around

  1. Olivia - Cats in Art
  2. The Kite (from Days with Frog and Toad) - Watch It Move!
  3. Time For Kids: Kids' Inventions - Inventions!
  4. Whistle for Willie - You Can Do It!
  5. Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds - Growing Upwards

Book 5, Let's Discover!

  1. Dot Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery - Butterfly Symmetry
  2. Blue Jay Finds a Way - To the Moon!
  3. Time For Kids: Cool Jobs - Out of the Ordinary!
  4. A Tiger Cub Grows Up - The Tiger
  5. Sand Castle - Ice Castles Sand Castles

2nd Grade

Book 1, Relationships

  1. David's New Friends - School Workers
  2. Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea - Making Friends
  3. Time For Kids: Fighting the Fire - Firefighters
  4. Meet Rosina - Rhyming Poems
  5. My Name is Yoon - Immigrants

Book 1, Growth and Change

  1. The Tiny Seed - Plant Parts
  2. A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up - Pet Care
  3. Time For Kids: A Trip to the Emergency Room - Hospitals
  4. Farfallina and Marcel - How Animals Grow
  5. There's Nothing Like Baseball - Fitness

Book 1, Better Together

  1. Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia - Oral Traditions
  2. Officer Buckle and Gloria - Fire Safety
  3. Time For Kids: Meet the Super Croc - Dinosaurs
  4. The Alvin Ailey Kids: Dancing As a Team - Music
  5. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type - Farming

Book 2, Land, Sea, Sky

  1. Splish! Splash! Animal Baths - Fables
  2. Goose's Story - Animal Rescue
  3. Time For Kids: A Way to Help Planet Earth - Helping Planet Earth
  4. Super Storms - Weather and You
  5. Nutik, the Wolf Pup - Wolves

Book 2, Discoveries

  1. Dig Wait Listen: A Desert Toad's Tale - The Desert
  2. Pushing Up the Sky - Plays
  3. Time For Kids: Columbus Explores New Lands - Continents and Oceans
  4. The Ugly Vegetables - Vegetables
  5. The Moon - The Moon

Book 2, Expressions

  1. Mice and Beans - Fractions
  2. Stirring Up Memories - Poetry
  3. Time For Kids: Music of the Stone Age - Art
  4. African-American Inventors - Inventors and Inventions
  5. Babu's Song - Africa

3rd Grade

Book 1, Our World

  1. First Day Jitters - Making Friends
  2. Dear Juno - Telephone History
  3. Time For Kids: Whose Habitat Is It? - Communities
  4. Penguin Chick - Cinquain Poetry
  5. The Perfect Pet - Mammal Games

Book 1, Investigations

  1. The Strongest One - Wiley and the Hairy Man
  2. Wolf! - Wolves
  3. Time For Kids: What's in Store for the Future? - The Future
  4. The Planets in Our Solar System - The Sun: Our Star
  5. Author: A True Story - Poetry/Haiku

Book 1, Discoveries

  1. Stone Soup - Lunch
  2. One Riddle, One Answer - Haiku
  3. Time For Kids: Saving the Sand Dunes - Ecosystems
  4. The Jones Family Express - Travel Tips
  5. What Do Illustrators Do? - Animation

Book 2, Determination

  1. Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! - Cooking Show
  2. Seven Spools of Thread - Getting Along
  3. Time For Kids: Washington Weed Whackers - Natural Resources
  4. Here's My Dollar - Poetry
  5. My Very Own Room - Architecture

Book 2, Challenges

  1. Boom Town - Business
  2. Beatrice's Goat - Charitable Organizations
  3. Time For Kids: A Carousel of Dreams - People on the Move
  4. The Printer - Firefighters
  5. Animal Homes - Limericks

Book 2, Achievements

  1. A Castle on Viola Street - Helping Out
  2. Wilbur's Boast - Caring for Pets
  3. Time For Kids: An American Hero Flies Again - Citizens
  4. Mother to Tigers - Fables
  5. Home Grown Butterflies - Poetry

4th Grade, Book 1

Let's Explore

  1. The Mystery of the Missing Lunch - Solving Crimes with Fingerprints
  2. A Walk in the Desert - Cinquains and Other Poetry
  3. Time For Kids: Animals Come Home to Our National Parks - Our National Parks
  4. The Astronaut and the Onion - Space Travel
  5. The Raft - Wildlife

Take a Stand

  1. Mighty Jackie - Making Baseball Cards
  2. My Diary from Here to There - Coming to the U.S.A.
  3. Time For Kids: Stealing Beauty - Focus on China
  4. How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightening - Concrete Poems
  5. Dear Mr. Winston - Snake Facts

Making a Difference

  1. Roadrunner's Dance - Trickster Tales
  2. My Brother Martin - Writing Letters
  3. Time For Kids: Kid Reporters at Work - Volunteering
  4. Mystic Horse - Powwows
  5. Snowflake Bentley - Haiku

Viewpoints

  1. Dear Mrs. LaRue - Border Collies
  2. The Blind Hunter - Creative Solutions
  3. Time For Kids: The Power of Oil - Energy: Power Source
  4. Adelina's Whales - Limericks
  5. At Home in the Coral Reef - Myths

Relationships

  1. Because of Winn-Dixie - Free Verse
  2. Ranita, the Frog Princess - Class Playhouse
  3. Time For Kids: Exploring the Undersea Territory - Explorers
  4. Me and Uncle Romie - Collages
  5. Wild Horses - Tall Tales

Discovery

  1. The Gold Rush Game - Gold
  2. The Cricket in Times Square - Bats
  3. Time For Kids: Meet a Bone-ified Explorer - Discovering Nature’s Secrets
  4. My Brothers' Flying Machine - Narrative Poems
  5. The Life and Times of the Ant - Fables

5th Grade, Book 1

Challenges

  1. Miss Alaineus - Spelling Bee
  2. Davy Crockett Saves the World - Tall Tales
  3. Time For Kids: Forests of the World - Trees
  4. Ultimate Field Trip 5: Blasting Off to Space Academy - Poems
  5. Pipilo and the Roof Dogs - Dogs

Discoveries

  1. Shiloh - Careers
  2. Rattlers! - Myths and Legends: Ancient Greece
  3. Time For Kids: Maya Lin, Architect of Memory - National Monuments
  4. The Night of San Juan - The Caribbean
  5. Black Cowboy, Wild Horses - Song Lyrics

Turning Points

  1. Sleds on Boston Common - Narrative Poetry
  2. When Esther Morris Headed West - Women's Suffrage
  3. Time For Kids: Beyond the Horizon - The Environment
  4. My Great-Grandmother's Gourd - The Desert
  5. Zathura - Robots

Experiences

  1. Goin' Someplace Special - Civil Rights
  2. Carlos and the Skunk - Animal Defenses
  3. Time For Kids: Getting Out the Vote - Early Political Parties
  4. Hurricanes - Hurricane Poetry
  5. The Catch of the Day, A Trickster Play - Fables

Achievements

  1. Spirit of Endurance - Antarctica
  2. Weslandia - Plant Breeding
  3. Time For Kids: A Historic Journey - Studying Nature
  4. The Unbreakable Code - Cinquains and Other Kinds of Poems
  5. The Gri Gri Tree - Whales

Great Ideas

  1. The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring - Cinderella Tales
  2. Skunk Scout - National Parks
  3. Time For Kids: A Dream Comes True - Physical Fitness
  4. Up in the Air: The Story of Balloon Flight - Poetry
  5. Hidden Worlds - Native American Myths

6th Grade, Book 1

Take Action

  1. The Summer of the Swans - Rescue Dogs
  2. Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu - Machu Picchu
  3. Time For Kids: Gecko Glue, Cockroach Scouts, and Spider Silk Bridges - Scientists
  4. The Magic Gourd - African Folktales
  5. Interrupted Journey - Poetry

Saving the Day

  1. How Tía Lola Came to Stay - Baseball
  2. The Night of the Pomegranate - Solar System
  3. Time For Kids: Zoo Story - Natural Disasters
  4. Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter - Myths
  5. The Great Serum Race - Haiku

Great Ideas

  1. Juan Verdades - Cowboy Life
  2. Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street - Interviews
  3. Time For Kids: Building Green - Energy
  4. The Emperor's Silent Army - Lyric Poetry
  5. The Case of the Phantom Poet - Movie Survey

Achievements

  1. Seeing Things His Own Way - Yorick the Bionic Skeleton
  2. Exploring the Titanic - Tall Tales
  3. Time For Kids: Saving Grace - Helping Others
  4. Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist - Visual Poems
  5. A Single Shard - Apprenticeships: Now and Then

Turning Points

  1. Breaking Through - Mentors
  2. Ta-Na-E-Ka - Fables
  3. Time For Kids: Many Countries, One Currency - Money
  4. Honus and Me - Collections
  5. Let it Shine: Rosa Parks - Poetry: Figures of Speech

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  1. Leonardo's Horse - Early Flying Machines
  2. LAFFF - Science Fiction
  3. Time For Kids: These Walls Can Talk - Communication
  4. Breaking into Print - Poetry Personification
  5. The Dog of Pompeii - Volcanoes