E.E. Jeter K-8th Library

  • At E.E. Jeter we love to read...

           E.E. Jeter's reading initiatives work to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books, an exiting and engaging library, and literacy programs to teach our children to love to read. All students will have access to quality books no matter their race, economic status, or capabilities. Further, our school provides inspiring author studies to increase literacy and personal achievement. These programs will be presented in a manner that will foster and uphold the joy of reading and life long learning. We will consistently demonstrate to students the need to read and respect the value of reading, as we believe literacy contributes to school and life success.

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    Falling UP

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: 1996 Poetry - Children's Literature

    Filled with unforgettable characters like Screamin’ Millie; Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold, this collection by the celebrated Shel Silverstein will charm young readers and make them want to trip on their shoelaces and fall up too!

    So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.

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    A Light in the Attic

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: 1981 Poetry - Children's Literature

    A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

    Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

    Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

    And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!

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  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: 1974 Poetry - Children's Literature

    Shel Silverstein shook the staid world of children's poetry in 1974 with the publication of this collection, and things haven't been the same since. More than four and a half million copies of Where the Sidewalk Ends have been sold, making it the bestselling children's poetry book ever. With this and his other poetry collections (A Light in the Attic and Falling Up), Silverstein reveals his genius for reaching kids with silly words and simple pen-and-ink drawings. What child can resist a poem called "Dancing Pants" or "The Dirtiest Man in the World"? Each of the 130 poems is funny in a different way, or touching ... or both. Some approach naughtiness or are a bit disgusting to squeamish grown-ups, but that's exactly what kids like best about Silverstein's work. Jim Trelease, author of The New Read-Aloud Handbook, calls this book "without question, the best-loved collection of poetry for children."

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    The Giving Tree

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: 1964 Poetry - Children's literature

    Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

    Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

    And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!

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    James & the Giant Peach

    by Roald Dhal Year Published: 1961 Children's literature, Fantasy Fiction, Adventure

    Roald Dahl was a champion of the underdog and all things little—in this case, an orphaned boy oppressed by two nasty, self-centered aunts. How James escapes his miserable life with the horrible aunts and becomes a hero is a Dahlicious fantasy of the highest order. You will never forget resourceful little James and his new family of magically overgrown insects—a ladybug, a spider, a grasshopper, a glowworm, a silkworm, and the chronic complainer, a centipede with a hundred gorgeous shoes. Their adventures aboard a luscious peach as large as a house take them across the Atlantic Ocean, through waters infested with peach-eating sharks and skies inhabited by malevolent Cloudmen, to a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

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    The BFG

    by Roald Dhal Year Published: 1982 Children's literature, Humour, Fantasy Fiction

    The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

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    The Fantastic Mr. Fox

    by Ronald Dhal Year Published: 1970 Children's literature, Fantasy Fiction, Humor

    Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief—it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox—Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

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    by Roald Dhal Year Published: 1988 Children's literature, Humour, Fantasy Fiction

    Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parentsa crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addictregard her as "nothing more than a scab." Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature.

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