The Five Themes of Geography
1. Location: Where is it?
A. Absolute location: the point where 2 lines intersect (latitude & longitude,
B. Relative location: where it is in relation to something else (north of.., across
2. Place: What’s it like there?
A. Physical characteristics (landforms, bodies of water, climate, soil, natural
vegetation, animal life)
B. Human characteristics (population density, language patterns, religion, culture,
3. Human/Environment Interaction: What is the relationship between humans and their
A. How humans depend on the environment (basic needs: food, shelter, clothing)
B. How humans modify the environment (construct dams, plow & irrigate fields,
dig mines, build houses, schools, and shipping centers)
C. How humans adapt to the environment (air conditioning in the southwestern
4. Movement: How and why are places connected with one another?
A. Transportation and communications systems (highways, rivers, air & ship
routes, telephone lines)
B. People (ideas, food, language)
C. Physical Systems (wind, rain, weather)
5. Regions: How and why is one area similar to, or different from, another area?
A. Physical characteristics: climate, landforms (the desert southwest, the peaks
and valleys of the Rocky Mountains)
B. Human characteristics: economic & political systems, social & cultural
concerns (Quebec, the South, Scandinavia)
Arizona Integrated Studies
Acona, Jorge. Pablo Recuerda: La fiesta del día de los muertos. 1993.
During the three-day celebration of the Day of the Dead, a young Mexican boy and his family
make elaborate preparations to honor the spirits of the dead.
Ada, Alma Flor. Gathering the Sun. 1997.
A book of poems about working in the fields and nature’s bounty, one for each letter of the
Spanish alphabet. 0-688-113903-5.
Albert, Richard. Alejandro’s Gift. 1994. 0–590-98863-8. Illustrations by Sylvia Long.
Aitcison, Stewart. A Traveler’s Guide to Monument Valley. 0-89658-225-6
Alcala Company. Cotton’s Journey: From Seed to You. A Field Trip in a Box.
Alcock, John. Sonoran Desert Summer. 1990. 0-8165-1150-0.
Allen, John. Biosphere 2: The Human Experiment. 1991 0-670-83951-5.
Aliki. Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians. 1976. 0-690-04203-5.
American Geographical Society. Indians of the Southwest. 1970.
American Wool Council. Farm to Fabric: Naturally. Video. 10 minutes.
Ancona, George. Sheep Dog. 1985. 0-688-04118-3.
Describes the various breeds of dogs used to guard and herd sheep, explains how they work, and
discusses the importance of these dogs to the sheep industry.
Arizona Beef Council. Cattle Roundup: Arizona’s Cattle Industry. Educational Activities Kit.
Arizona Commission on the Arts. Arizona Artists Roster. 2000-2002. General@ArizonaArts.org.
Arizona DOE. Arizona History Resource Guide. 1979.
Cancionero Alegre. 1975.
Multicultural Inservice Resource Handbook: A List for Administrators and Teachers in Arizona.
Science Guide for Elementary Schools of Arizona. 1962.
Arizona Desert Animal Program. Arts and Craft for Desert Animals. 1972.
Arizona Game and Fish Department. Arizona Wildlife: Mammals.
Arizona Wildlife: Raptors.
Arizona Native Plant Society. Desert Wildflowers. 1991.
Arizona State University. Research. Spring/Summer 1997. “Take me to your Weaver”.
Ethnobotanists study interactions between humans and the plants in their environment—palm
fronds woven into hats and baskets, toxic plants domesticated into familiar foods such as
potatoes, and the wild-harvested medicines of Native American healers.
Bains, Rae. Benito Juárez: Hero of Modern Mexico. 1993. 0-8167-2826-7.
Describes the life of the Mexican president who instituted many social reforms and led his
country in a war of independence.
Baldwin, Gordon. Games of the American Indian. 1969.
The Ancient Ones: Basketmakers and Cliff Dwellers of the Southwest. 1963.
This account reveals the details of Anasazi daily life, r3eligion, arts, and democratic government
as well as their influence on other tribes.
Barbour, Barton. Tales of the Mountain Men. 1986. 0-89013-148-1.
From the 1820s to the early 1840s fur trappers or mountain men traveled into the uncharted
Rocky and Sierra Nevada mountains, living dangerously and drawing legends to themselves.
Baylor, Byrd. Coyote Cry. 1972.
Before You Came This Way. 1969.
Poetic text and outstanding illustrations based on prehistoric Indian rock drawings evoke a
feeling of times past.
The Desert is Theirs. 1975. 0-684-4266-X.
Everybody Needs a Rock. 1974. 0-684-13899-9
When Clay Sings. 1972. 684-12807-1.
Authentic designs found on ancient pottery shards, shown in this poetic picture book, reflect the
prehistoric times of the Southwestern Indians.
Your Own Best Secret Place. 1979.
Considers the pleasures to be found in one’s very own private place, whether it be a hollow in a
tree, a sandy gully, or a secret sad dune. 0-684-16111-7.
Bennett, Noel and Tiana Bighorse. Working with the Wool: How to Weave a Navajo Rug. 1986.
Behrens, June. ¡Fiesta! Cinco de mayo. 1985. 0-516-38815-0.
Descripción de la conmemoración de la victoria del ejército mexicano sobre el ejército francés el
5 de mayo de 1862, victoria que señaló el fin de las incursiones europeas en la América del
Berger, Melvin. The Native Americans Told Us So. 1995. 1-56784-236-4.
Life in the Desert. 1996. 16784-242-9
Birdseye, Tom. Just Call Me Stupid. 1993. 0-14-037954-1.
Terrified of failing and convinced that he is stupid, a fifth grader who has never learned to read
begins to gain self-confidence with the help of an outgoing new girl next door.
Tarantula Shoes. 1995. 0-14-037955-X
No one asked Ryan if he wanted to move from Arizona to Kentucky….
Blood, Charles. The Goat in the Rug. 1976.
Geraldine, a goat, describes each step as she and her Navajo friend make a rug, from the hair
clipping and carding to the dyeing and actual weaving. 0-02-71-920-8
Boloz, Sigmund. Diarrhea, Diarrhea: and other School Poems for Children. 1998.
Arizona author. 1-886635-13-7.
Recess Chaos. 1997. 1-886635-13-7. Arizona author.
A Wondrous Ride: and other Poems for Children. 1994. Arizona author.
Bradley, Zorro. Canyon de Chelly. 1973.
Brimner, Larry. Polar Mammals. 1996. Arizona author. 0-516-26112-6.
Brook, Richard. Mystery of the Mesa. 1993. USDILBM.
Science in Process: Discovering the Past at Santa Cruz. 1992. USDIBLM.
Some Like it Hot. 1997. USDIBLM.
Understanding Ecosystem Management. 1994. USDILBM.
Browne, Vee. Monster Slayer. 1995. 0-87358-626-3
Two brothers go in search of monsters who haunt their people’s village. Navajo legend.
Browning, John. Tarantulas. 1981.
Bruchac, Joseph. Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear. 1993. 0-8167-3027-X. A collection
of traditional tales which present the heritage of various Indian nations.
Burnett, James & Calvin Irons. Mathematics of the Americas. 1998. 0-7327-2386-8.
Mathematics from Many Cultures. Grade 4. 1993. 0-7327-0967-9.
Mathematics from Many Cultures. Grade 5. 0-7327-1470-2
Cantoni, Gina. Stabilizing Indigenous Languages. 1997. 0-9624990-1-3.
Carlson, Vada and Gary Witherspoon. Black Mountain Boy. 1968.
Rough Rock Demonstration School. Navajo Curriculum Center.
Casa Grande Valley Cotton wives. Cotton for Kids Young an Old. Video
Chain Reaction 2: Creepers, peepers, and Crawlers of the Sonoran Desert ASU Magazine, Spring 2000.
Lizard Tales, Speeding tortoises, Sonoran Field Trip, Fangs & Stingers, Terrible Tigers of the
Desert, Counting Bugs & Birds, Crosslinks: Numbers, Bites, and Stings, Thermoregulation
Chellew-Garcia, Valerie. The Cactus Wren and the Cholla. 1997.
This is about the Cactus Wren, a little bird that first came to the American southwest in search of
a place to build its nest. 0-938243-01.
Children’s Magazine. Summer 1998. www.childrensmagazine.com. Children can publish their
Chronic, Halka. Roadside Geology of Arizona. 1983. 0-87842-147-5.
Clark, Ann Nolan. Blue Canyon Horse. 1966.
Clements, Andrew. Life in the Desert. 1998. 0-81727297-6.
Clifton, Lucille. Sonora Beautiful. 1981. 0-525-39680-2. Sonora laments the peculiarities of her life.
Cobb, Vicki. This Place is Dry: Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. 1989.
Surveys the living conditions in Arizona’s Sonora Desert for the people and unusual animals that
live there. Also describes the engineering accomplishment of Hoover Dam.0-8027-7400-8
Crowder, Jack. Stephannie and the Coyote. 1970. Navajo and English color story.
Dedera, Don. The Cactus Sandwich. 1986. 0-87358-406-6. Tall tales of the Southwest.
Deem, James. 3 NBs of Julian Drew. 1994. 0-395-69453-1. The journals of a troubled fifteen-year-old
boy who lives with his father and emotionally and physically abusive stepmother and her
children after the death of his own mother years ago.
Desert Botanical Garden. A Guide to the Garden.
Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert. . Trail Guide
Sonoran Desert Handbook. 1987. 0-9605656-4-7. Teacher Guide.
De Ruiz, Dana Catharine. La Causa: the migrant farmworkers story. 1993. 0-8114-72231-0.
Describes the efforts in the 1960s of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta to organize migrant
workers in California into a union which became the United Farm workers.
De Vosjoli, Philippe. Arachnomania: The General Care and Maintenance of Tarantulas & Scorpions.
Dodge, Nanabah Chee. Morning Arrow. 1975. 0-688-41687-X.
Chronicles the life of a ten-year-old Navajo boy and his blind grandmother living in the Monument
Valley of Utah.
Dodge, Natt. Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert. 1976.
Doherty, Craig and Katherine. The Apaches and Navajos. 1991.
Discusses the traditional daily life of the Apaches and Navajos –531-15602-8.
Dozier, Edward P. Hano: A Tewa Indian Community in Arizona. 1996.
Duffield, Wendell. Volcanoes of Northern Arizona. 1997. 0-938216-58-9.
Dunn, Sandra. A Walk Through Biosphere 2. 1992. Coloring Book. 1-882428-00-5.
Dupré, Judith. Native American Rock Art. 1997. 0-811-1611-7. A petroglyph stamp kit.
Ferguson, Jane and Gar & Mike and Lita Ebersole. Grand Canyon for Kids. 1986.0-9613218-4-9.
A coloring book.
Fields, T.S. Danger in the Desert. 1997.
Two brothers attempt to survive in the desert outside Scottsdale, Arizona, after they are abandoned
there following a carjacking. 0-87358-664-6
Fitch, Bob and Lynne. Soy Chicano. I am Mexican-American. 1970.
Fournier, Nola & Jane. In Sheep’s Clothing. 1995. 1-883010-11-X. A handspinners guide to wool.
Franchere, Ruth. Cesar Chavez. 1970. 0-690-18385-2.
Franco, Betsy. Textile Math: Multicultural Explorations Through Patterns Grades K-3. Grades 3-6.
1996. Navajo quilting. 1-56107-820-0 and 1-56107-919-7.
Franklin, Kristine. The Shepherd Boy. 1994.
As a young Navajo boy brings his family’s sheep home one evening, he discovers one is missing and
sets out to rescue it before nightfall. 0-89-31809-X
Frederick, Shirley. Hoop Dancers. 0-7362-0648-5.
Garaway, Margaret. Dezbah and the Dancing Tumbleweeds. 1990.
Dezbah’s dream is to become the first Navajo girl to win an Olympic Gold Medal but she is hit
by a truck and finds that she is unable to walk. 0-9638851-2-X
The Old Hogan. 1985. 0-944936-00-8
Garcia, Santiago and Teresa Mayoral. Emiliano Zapata. 84-241-5391-X.
George, Jean Craighead. One Day in the Desert. 1983.
Explains how the animal and human inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, including a
mountain lion, a roadrunner, a coyote, a tortoise, and members of the Papago Indian tribe, adapt
to and survive the desert’s merciless heat.0-690-04341-4
Ghiglieri, Michael. Canyon. 1992. Grand Canyon. 0-8165-1258-2
Gleiter, Jan. Kit Carson (In Chinese).199- 0-8172-2627-3.
Goff, John. Arizona: Land of Many Colorful Days. 1978.
Gronemann, Barbara. Hohokam Arts and Crafts. 1997. Arizona author. 0-9657406-0-9
Grossman, Virginia. Ten Little Rabbits. 1991.
A counting rhyme with illustrations of rabbits in rain dances, hunting, and smoke signals.
Includes a glossary with additional information on the customs. 0-87701-552-X
Haan, Wanda. The First Americans. 2000. 106-50015-6
Hammons, Lee. Mineral and Gem Localities in Arizona. 1977.
Han, Geraldine. Kee’s Home: A Beginning Navajo/English Reader. 1976. Bilingual book. 0-87358-
Hassell, Sandy. Know the Navajo. 1949.
Hayes, Joe. The Day it Snowed Tortillas. 1982.
Watch Out for Clever Women!. 1994. 0-938317-20-2. New Mexican cuentos.
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts. 1960.
Hedrick, Larry R. Picacho Pass Arizona’s Civil War Story. 1981.
Henry, Marguerite. Brighty of the Grand Canyon. 1953.
Hobbs, Will. Downriver. 1991.
Jessie and her new companions are having the time of their lives floating beneath sheer red
walls, exploring unknown caves and dangerous waterfalls, and plunging through the Grand
Canyon’s roaring rapids. 0-44--22673-2.
Kokopelli’s Flute. 1995. 0-689-31974-6. Thirteen-year-old Tepary discovers an old flute in a
cliff dwelling in New Mexico, and through its power he learns about ancient Native American
River Thunder. 1997. Companion to Downriver. 0-440-22681-3.
Hofsinde, Robert. Indian Games and Crafts. 1957.
Information about Indian games and how they were played, with instructions for making the
pieces needed to play.
Houk, Rose. An Introduction to Grand Canyon Ecology. 1996. 0-938216-54-6.
Explore this magnificent park and its astounding ecological diversity as you take an entertaining
and educational journey through the Grand Canyon.
Hulpach, Vladimír. American Indian Tales and Legends. 1966.
Hunt, W. Ben. Indian Crafts and Lore. 1954. 0-307-15989-2
Irbinskas, Heather.. How Jackrabbit got his Very Long Ears. 1994.
Arizona author. Because he doesn’t listen carefully to what the Great Spirit tells him about each
of the animals, he is supposed to lead to their desert homes, Jackrabbit causes much unhappiness
with his careless answers to the animals’ questions. 0-87358-566-6
Jobin, Claire. All about Wool. 1988. 0-944589-18-9. Answers questions about the history, uses, and
methods of producing wool.
Kalman, Bobbie. Hooray for Sheep Farming! 1998. 0-86505-655-2.
This book introduces the farming of sheep for wool, covering such aspects as shearing, lambs,
sheep dogs, wool processing, farm maintenance, and the proper care of sheep.
Kelley, Patricia Austin. The Case of the Missing Cockateils. 1996.
Arizona author. An Overnight at the Arizona Biltmore. 0-9654741-0-0.
Kennedy. Paul. North American Indian Design Coloring Book. 1971. 0-486-21125-8 Dover book.
Kerckhoff, Mary Ben. The Old Customhouse (Quartermaster’s Residence At Yuma Crossing). 1976.
Kjelgaard, Jim. Desert Dog. 1956. 0-553-15491-5.
The Story of Geronimo. 1958.
Klauber, Laurence. Rattlesnakes: Their habits, Life Histories & Influence on Mankind.
L’Hommedieu, Arthur John. From Plant to Blue Jeans. 1997. 0-516-20738-5.
Describes the process of making blue jeans from the harvesting of cotton through the weaving of
cloth and sewing the finished product.
Lacapa, Michael. The Flute Player. 1990.
Apache Indian legend. 0-87358-500-3
Larson, Laurie. Southwest Astronomy. 1998. Coloring Book.
Lattimore, Deborah. Frida Maria: A Story of the old Southwest. 1994. 0-15-27663-7.
Because she does not sew, cook, or dance like a “proper señorita,” Frida cannot please her
mother until she saves the day at the fiesta with her special talent.
Lavine, Sigmund. The Ghosts the Indians Feared. 1975. 0-396-07194-5
Describes some of the religious customs ad beliefs of various North and South American Indian
LeTord, Bijou. Picking and Weaving. Cotton.
Levy, Janice. The Spirit of Tío Fernando. 1995.
As he prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a young boy remembers all the things he liked
about his favorite uncle. 0-8075-7585-2.
Lippitt, Linda. Environmental Technology is an Ancient Science. 1993. USDILBM
Littmann, Mark. The People. 1976. Sky lore of the American Indian.
Lomatewama Ramson. Ascending the Reed. 1987. Poems and videotape. 0-935825-01-0.
Loving, Nancy. Along the Rim. 1981. 0-938216-13-9.
Lowell, Susan. The Three Little Javelinas. 1992.
A Southwestern adaptation of “The Three Little Pigs”. 0-87358-542-9.
Lund, Dale. All About Tarantulas. 1977. 0-87666-909-7.
McBiles, J. L. Mining, Minerals & Me. 1981.
McKay. Indian Tales of the Desert People. 1957.
Legends first told by the ancestors of the Pima and Papago Indians that deal with creation and
Manning, Reg. What is Arizona Really Like? 1985.
What Kinda Cactus Izzat? 1987.
Maricopa County DOCD & ES. Desert Survival.
Martin, Bill and John Archambault. Knots on a Counting Rope. 1966. 0-440-84305-7.
Matthews, Dr. Washington. Navajo Weavers Navajo Silversmiths. 1968. 0-910584-07-9.
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery. 1974. 0-8263-0388-9
Mays, Buddy. Indian Villages of the Southwest. 1985. Pueblo Indians. 0-87701-298-9.
McLerran, Alice. Roxaboxen. 1991. 0-14-054475-5. A hill covered with rocks and wooden boxes
becomes an imaginary town for Marian, her sisters, and their friends. (Yuma)
Medrano, Maria. Simple Mexican Cooking for Children and Others. 1979.
Miles, Miska. Annie and the Old One. 1971. 0-440-84258-1.
Miller, Glenn. Rock and Mineral Specimens. Minerals Coalition Exhibit. NSTA. 1996.
Morgan, William. Navajo Coyote Tales. 1988. 0-941270-52-1
National Agricultural Aviation Ass. Agriculture’s Air Force. 1992. Video.
National Cotton Council of America. Cotton, from Field to Fabric.
Cotton: Profile of a Resourceful Industry. 1991.
The Story of Cotton.
National Energy Foundation. Out of the Rock. 1995.
Arizona Mining Association. Integrated Learning Activities.
National Geographic. “Cotton, King of Fibers.” June 1994.
“Wool: Fabric of History.” May 1988.
National Science Foundation. Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Nations, Dale and Edmund Stump. Geology of Arizona. 1981. 0-8403-2475-8
Nelson, Richard and Sharon. Desert Survival. 1977. 0-915030-06-3.
Easy Field Guide to Common Desert Insects of Arizona. 1977. 0-915030-13-6.
Newman, Sandra Corrie. Indian Basket Weaving. 1974
How to weave Pomo, Yurok, Pima and Navajo baskets. 0-87358-112-1.
O’Dell, Scott. Sing Down the Moon. 1970.
O’Melia Camille and James. Victorian Views: An Historical Fun book. 1991. Heritage Square. SRP.
Paladino, Cahterine. Spring Fleece: A Day of Sheepshearing. 1990. 0316-68890-8.
Text and photographs follow two sheep shearers through their day of rounding up sheep,
shearing them, and bundling the fleeces, and establish connections between the fleeces and the
wool making up many articles of clothing.
Patraw, Pauline. Flowers of the Southwest Mesas. 1964. Common and conspicuous plants of the
Upper Sonoran Zone, the “Pinyon-Juniper Woodland” of the Southwest.
Paulsen, Gary. Canyons. 1990. 0-440-21023-2.
Two boys, separated by the canyons of time and two vastly different cultures, face the challenges
by which they become men.
The Legend of Red Horse Cavern. 1994. 0-440-41023-1. World of Adventure Series.
Perl, Lila. Piñatas and Paper Flowers: Holidays of the Americas in English and Spanish.
1983. Brief descriptions of several Hispanic holidays as they are celebrated in North, Central,
and South America. 0-89919-112-6
Perrero, Laurie and Louis. Tarantulas in Nature and as Pets. 2979. 0-89317-019-1.
Plush, Jacquelyn and Helena Valenzuela. Pioneer Arizona. 1983.
Potter, Tessa. Sheep and Wool. 1990. 0-8114-4346-9.
Powell, J. W. An Overland Trip to the Grand Cañon. 1974.0-91-584-37-0
Pringle, Laurence. Scorpion Man: Exploring the Word of Scorpions. 1994. 0-684-19560-7.
A photographic account of the work of a wildlife biologist who specializes in scorpions.
Project Wet Arizona. Curriculum and Activity Guide. 2000
Rethinking Schools. Rethinking Columbus. 1991 0-942961-14-5.
Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice. 19940-942961-18-8.
Rhodes, Dorothy. Someone for Maria. 1964. Maria lives in a dormitory with Sisters.
Rieske, Bill. Navajo and Hopi Dyes. 1974. 0-910584-49-4
Nonabah G. Bryan Navajo Native Dyes and Mary Russell Ferrel Colton Hopi Dyes.
Riquier, Aline. The Cotton in Your T-Shirt. 1992. 0-944589-40-5. Answers questions about the
history, uses and methods of producing cotton.
Riley, Gail. Miranda v. Arizona: Rights of the Accused. 0-89490-504-X
Roberts, Virginia Culin. Outpost in the Desert. 1976.
The story of Tucson Under the Spanish Flag. Coloring pages.
Robinson, Dorothy. Arizona the Beautiful: A History of the State for Boys and Girls. 1972.
Brief coverage of all aspects of Arizona history with learning activities for classroom use.
Roessel, Monty. Kinaaldá: A Navajo Girl Grows Up.
Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave. 1995. 0-8225-9712-8
Salt River Project. Desert Survival. 1980.
The Hohokam Story. Video. 7 minutes.
Trek Through Time.
Schroeder, Albert and Homer Hastings. Montezuma Castle. 11961.
Schuler, Stanley. Guide to Cacti and Succulents. 1985. 0-671-60231-4.
Scientific American Frontiers. About All You Can Eat. Show 502 Nov. 2, 1994.
Videotape and Teacher Plans. (Apr.94). Corn in the lives of Native Americans, corn, diabetes.
Shaw, Anna Moore. Pima Indian Legends. 1968.
A Pima Indian retells her favorite legends about coyote and the Great Flood.
Shelton, Napier. Saguaro National Monument. 1972.
Sitton, Susan. Phoenix Magazine. January 1994. “The Wool Driveway.”
Smith A. G. and Josie Hazen. Easy-to-Make Pueblo Village. 1992.
Make a model of a Pueblo village. 0-486-27228-1
Smith, Robert. Venomous Animals of Arizona. 1982.
Smith, Theresa K. Wiki of Walpi. 1954. Hopi.
Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Navajos. 1993. 0-8234-1039-0
Provides an overview of the history, culture, and ways of life of the Navajo, or Pueblo, Indians.
Soleri, Paolo. Arcology: The City in the Image of Man. 1973.
Soto, Gary. The Skirt. 1992. 0-44015-924-1. A light, engaging narrative that successfully combines
information on Hispanic culture with familiar and recognizable childhood themes.
Too Many Tamales. 1993. 0-590-22650-9.
Southwest Parks & Monuments Ass. Tumacacori. 1984.
Spizzirri, Linda. Kachina Dolls. 1983. Educational Coloring Book. 0-86545-046-3.
Stoops, Erik & Jeffrey Martin. Scorpions and Venomous Insects of the Southwest. 1995. 0-914846-87-
Storad, Conrad J. Ancient Harvest. 0-9660293-4-8
Don’t Call me Pig! A Javelina Story. 1999. 1-91795-01-5 Arizona author.
Head Over Heels About Arizona. 2000. 1-891795-10-4.
Little Lords of the Desert. 0-9660293-2-1.
Lizards for Lunch: A Roadrunner’s Tale. 2001. 1-891795-00-7.
Scorpions. 1995. 0-8225-3004.
Sonoran Desert A to Z Coloring Learning Book. 0-9660293-6-4.
Tarantulas. 1998. 0-82225-3024-4.
Stocker, Joseph. Travel Arizona. Arizona Highways Book. 0-916179-03-6.
Tamarin, Alfred, and Shirley Glubok. Ancient Indians of the Southwest. 1975.
An illustrated intrduction to the ancient people, with chapters about the Mogollon, Hohokam,
Sinagua, Salado, Cohonina, Patayan, and Anasazi.
Tapahonso, Luci and Eleanor Schick. Navajo ABC: A Diné Alphabet Book. 1995. 0-689-80316-8
Taylor, Theodore. The Maldonaldo Miracle. 1973. 0-380-70023-9.
Teiwes, Helga. Mission San Xavier del Bac. 1973.
Trafzer, Cliff and Steve George. Prison Centennial, 1876-1976: A Pictorial History of
the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma. 1980.
Trimble, Marshall. Arizona: A Panoramic History of a Frontier State. 1977. 0-385-12806-1.
University of Arizona. Arizona Wet: Water Education for Teachers. 1993.
Urrea, Luis Alberto and José Galvez. Vatos. 2000. 0-938317-52-0.
Utley, Robert. A Clash of Cultures: Fort Bowie and the Chiricahua Apaches. 1977.
Vick, Helen Hughes. Walker’s Journey Home. 1995. 1-5140-000-1 Still trapped in ancient times,
year-old Walker reluctantly accepts the responsibility of leading a group of Indians on a difficult
and dangerous journey across the high desert country of northern Arizona to a new home on the
Walker of Time. 1993. A fifteen-year-old Hopi boy and his freckled companion travel back 800
years to the world of the Sinagua culture, a group of people beset by drought and illness and in
need of a leader.
Tag Against Time. 1996. 1-57140-006-0 Twelve-year-old Tag struggles with himself and
encounters historical figures and events as he time-travels from the ancient cliff-dwellers period
to the present.
Wagoner, Jay. Arizona! 1989. Textbook.
Walker, Henry and Don Bufkin. Historical Atlas of Arizona. 1986. 08061-2024-X.
Wallace, Stephen and T.L. McCarty. Navajo Changes—A History of the Navajo People Teacher’
Guide. 1983. 0-936008-23-7
Washburn, Wilma and R. Vernon Hays. Foods the Indians Gave Us. 1973.
Interesting facts about some common foods such as potatoes, peanuts, and corn which were
introduced to the early settlers by the Indians, with a sampling of recipes.
Weaver, Dorothy. Arizona A to Z. 1994. 0-87358-564-X.
Webb, George. A Pima Remembers. 1959. A collection of short stories told to acquaint Pimas with the
background and traditions of their people.
Werner, Jane. Walt Disney’s Living Desert. 1954.
Werner, Floyd and Carl Olson. Insects of the Southwest. 1994. 1-55561-060-9.
Werner, Ruth. Novice in Navajoland. 1972. Teacher at Navajo Nation from 1941.
Willeford, Daisy. Copper Miner’s Wife. 1996.
Williams, Jack. From the Ground up: Stories of Arizona’s Mines and Early Mineral
Discoveries. 1993. 1-884892-01-9
Willing, Karen and Julie Dock. Cotton Now and Then. 1996. 0-9641820-3-3.
Woolsey, Norman. Coyote Field Guide. 1987. 0-917563-02-6.
Young, John V. Kokopelli: Casanova of the Cliffdwellers. 1990. 0-86541-026-7.
Zaslavsky, Claudia. Multicultural Mathematics. 1987. 0-8251-2181-7.
Geography Picture Trade Books
Regions of the United States
Borden, Louise. Just in Time for Christmas. 0590453556 A young boy, living in rural Kentucky, looks
forward to the annual Christmas festivities, especially the traditional family cream candy; but, when
his.favorite dog disappears, he comes to realize that tradition and family have a deeper meaning.
Costello, Emily. Realm of the Panther: A Story of South Florida’s Forests. 1568998481 In Florida’s
Big Cypress National Preserve, two hungry panther kittens go in search of food and succeed in their first
hunt without their mother.
Giovanni, Nikki. Knoxville, Tennessee. 0590470744 Describes the joys of summer spent with family in
Knoxville: eating vegetables right from the garden, going to church picnics, and walking in the
Hershey, Kathleen. Cotton Mill Town. 0525449663 A visit to Grandmama provides lyrical moments of
peace and pleasure, picking huckleberries or catching tadpoles in the goldfish pond.
Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys. 0689800762 In the post-Civil War
South, a young African American girl is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older
LeTord, Bijou. Picking & Weaving.
Littlesugar, Amy. Freedom School, Yes! 0399230068 When their house is attacked because her mother
volunteered to take in the young white woman who has come to teach black children at the Freedom
School, Jolie is afraid, but she overcomes her fear after learning the value of education.
McKissack, Patricia. Mirandy and Brother Wind. 0440840732
Rylant, Cynthia. Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds. 0440846854
When I was Young in the Mountains. 0525441980 The story of a very special Appalachian
childhood, illumined with perceptively happy painting, evokes the love of a place, of a family, and
above all, of a way of life.
San Souci, Robert D. The Boy and the Ghost. 0440843189.
Taulbert, Clifton. Little Cliff and the Porch People. 0803721749 Sent to buy special b utter for Mama
Pearl’s candied sweet potatoes and told to get back lickety-split, Little Cliff is delayed by all his
neighbors when they want to contribute their own ingredients.
Turner, Ann. Nettie’s Trip South. 0590427210.
Albert, Richard. Alejandro’s Gift. 0590988638.
Anzaldua, Gloria. Prietita and the Ghost Woman. 0892391367 Prietta, a young Mexican-American
girl, becomes lost in her search for an herb to cure her mother and is aided by the legendary ghost
Chandler, Mitzi. I See Something Grand. 0938216503.
Coles, Robert. The Story of Ruby Bridges. 0590439685.
Cordova, Amy. Abuelita’s Heart. 0689801815 Before returning to the city with her parents, a young
girl walks with her grandmother, learning about the special feelings, places, and plants that are part of
her heritage and the Southwestern desert where Abuelita lives.
Hayes. Joe. A Spoon for Every Bite. 0531094995 A poor husband and wife ask their rich neighbor to
be godfather of their child, and once they are compadres, prey upon his pride and extravagance to trick
him out of his fortune.
James, Betsy. The Mud Family. 0399225498 A drought threatens to force Sosi’s family to move from
their canyon, unless she can bring rain with her dancing.
McLerran, Alice. Roxaboxen. 0590468235
Roessel, Monty. Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave. 0822597128
Webb, Denise. The Same Sun was in the Sky. 0873586026 A boy and his grandfather go hiking in the
Arizona desert, where they observe the many rock carvings and imagine the lives of the Hohokam
people who lived there in ancient times.
Bartone, Elisa, Peppe The Lamplighter. 0590205900 Peppe’s father is upset when he learns that Peppe
has taken a job lighting the gas street lamps in his New York City neighborhood.
De Angeli, Marguerite. Yoni Wonderrnose. 0440842867
Cherry, Lynne. A River Ran Wild. 044083385X
Cooney, Barbara. Island Boy. 0440840392
Demas, Corinne. The Disappearing Island. 06890539X To celebrate her ninth birthday, Carrie’s
grandmother takes her boat to Billingsgate Island off Cape Cod, an island that is visible only during low
Dionetti, Michelle. Coal Mine Peaches. 0531059480 Beginning with her grandfather’s boyhood in
Italy, a young girl describes his arrival in the United States and the life he lived with her grandmother
and their children and grandchildren.
Dodd, Anne Wescott. The Story of the Sea Glass 082724161 When Nicole finds a beautiful piece of red
sea glass on the beach, her grandmother Nana tells her a story from her own childhood of a broken red
vase, which may have been the origin of this seaglass. Includes information about sea glass and
instructions for making a sea glass sun-catcher.
Holling, Clancy. Seabird. 0440841151.
Howard, Elizabeth. What’s in Aunt Mary’s Room? 0395698456 While visiting their Great-Aunt
Flossie, two sisters get a chance to see what family treasures are stored in a locked room there.
Howard, Ginger. William’s House. 0761316744 Arriving in New England in 1637, William is
determined to recreate his home in England but realizes that climate requires modification to it.
Lakin, Patricia. Hurricane. 0761316167 A girl and her father prepare their beach cottage for the
coming hurricane, which topples their swing tree and washes away their stairs. Includes section of
Lasky, Kathryn. Sugaring Time. 068971081X Text and photographs show how a family taps the sap
from maple trees and processes it into maple syrup.
Levinson, Riki. I go with My Family to Grandma’s. 044084218
Littlesugar, Amy. Tree of Hope. 0399233008 Florrie’s daddy used to be a stage actor in Harlem before
the Depression forced the Lafayette Theater to close, but he gets a chance to act again when Orson
Wells reopens the theater to stage an all-black version of Macbeth.
Locker, Thomas. Family Farm. 0803704895 A farm family nearly loses their home until they hit on the
idea of growing and selling pumpkins and flowers to supplement their corn and milk sales (Not sure if
this is Northeast?)
Maestro, Betsy & Giulio. Ferryboat. 0690945190 A family crosses a river on a ferryboat and observes
how the ferry operates.
McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries for Sal. 670050024
Burt Dow Deep-Water Man. 0440840279
One Morning in Maine. 0140501745
McCully, Emily Arnold. The Bobbin Girl. A ten-year old bobbin girl working in a textile mill in
Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1830’s, must make a difficult decision—will she participate in the strike?
Myers, Walter Dean. Harlem. 0590543407
Provensen, Alice and Martin. Shaker Lane. 0670815683 When the town decides to build a reservoir on
their land, the residents of Shaker Lane decide to move away rather than fight to keep their homes.
Ringgold, Faith. Tar Beach. 059046310
Turkle, Brinton. Thy Friend, Obadiah. 0440848946
Uhlberg, Myron. Flying Over Brooklyn. 1561451940 Lifted by the wind, a boy flies over snow-covered
Brooklyn and admires its winter beauty. Includes information about the 1947 Brooklyn snowstorm, the
greatest in its history.
Wakefield, Pat and Larry Carrara. A Moose for Jessica. 0440845378
Waters, Kate and Madeline Slovenz-Low. Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year.
Bunting, Eve. Cheyenne Again. 0396703646 In the late 1880’s, a Cheyenne boy named Young Bull is
taken to a boarding school to learn the white man’s ways.
Gifaldi, David. Ben, King of the River. 0807506354 Chad experiences a range of emotions when he
goes camping with his parents and his fie-year old mentally disabled brother Ben, who has many
Hirschi, Ron. Seya’s Song. 0912365625 Using some traditional Clallam words, a young Indian
describes the natural surroundings and activities of the Clallam, or S’Klallam, people through the
seasons of the year. Includes glossary.
Lucas, Barbara. Snowed In. 0027614654 Snowed in for the winter at their Wyoming frontier home ion
the early twentieth century and unable to attend school, Grace and Luke keep busy reading, studying,
singing, and sharing stories.
Paulsen, Gary. Dogteam. 0440910617
Politi, Leo. Song of the Swallows. 0689711409
Scott, Ann Herbert. Cowboy Country. 0395575613 An “old buckaroo” tells how he became a cowboy,
what the work was like in the past, and how this life has changed.
Stanley, Fay. The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i. 0027867854 Recounts
the story of Hawaii’s last heir to the throne, who was denied her right to rule when the monarchy was
Vaughan, Richard Lee. Eagle Boy. 1570611718 An Indian boy’s friendship with eagles ultimately saves
his village in the Pacific Northwest from starvation.
Williams, Sherley Anne. Working Cotton. 0152996249 A young black girl relates the daily events of
her family’s migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.
Goble, Paul. Death of the Iron Horse. 0689716869 In an act of bravery and defiance against the white
men encroaching on their territory in 1867, a group of young Cheyenne braves derail and raid a freight
Moore, Yvette. A Prairie Alphabet. 0887763235
Polacco, Patricia. My Ol’ Man. 0590897500
Rounds, Glen. Sod Houses on the Great Plains. 823411621
Sanders, Scott. Here Comes the Mystery Man. 0027781453 The Goodwin family’s pioneer home is
visited by the traveling peddler, who brings wondrous things and amazing tales from far away.
Sorensen, Henri. New Hope. 068813256
Stewart, Sarah. The Journey. 0374339058 A Young Amish girl tells her “silent friend,” her diary, about
all the wondrous experiences she has on her first trip to the city.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Dance at Grandpa’s. 006023878X A young pioneer girl and her family attend a
wintertime party at her grandparents’ house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.
Prairie Day. 0060259051 A little girl and her pioneer family travel westward to find a new home
on the prairie.
Williams, Vera B. Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe. 0688803075 Mother, Aunt Rosie, and two
children make a three-day camping trip by canoe.
Wittman, Patricia. Buffalo Thunder. 0761450017 When young Karl Isaac heads west with his family in
a prairie schooner, he experiences many things but longs to see buffalo.