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February - March, 1998



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"The Looneys Love Regional Literature Project" - regional literature: (1) is free of stereotyping, (2) focuses on individuals, showing them involved in universal conflicts or learning universal truths, (3) deals with the land as it connects with humans, and (4) sensitizes our awareness of place.


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February 2 - 6, 1998 in Kansas (3LA)

Lou Brewer, Librarian and Mrs. Schmidt's 3rd graders, Nickerson Elementary School, Nickerson, KS

  • "Climbing Kansas Mountains" by George Shannon (1993)(30 ps)
  • "Wagon Wheels" by Barbara Brenner (1978)(64 ps)
  • "Cassie's Journey Going West in the 1860s" by Brett Harvey (1988)(39 ps)
  • Windwagon Smith
  • "Prairie Christmas" by Paul H. Engle (1960)(51 ps)
  • "Ice Cream Next Summer" by Elaine R. Govern (1973)(40 ps)


School week: February 9 - 13, 1998 in Illinois (3LE)

Jeanette Saltzberg's 4th graders, Prairie School, Buffalo Grove, Illinois


  • Local author: "Country Crossing" by Jim Aylesworth (1991)(32 ps)
  • Local authors: Arthur and Bonnie Geisert - "Haystack" (1995)(32 ps)
  • Robert Quackenbush - "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" (1974)(33 ps)
  • Martha Brenner - "Abe Lincoln's Hat" (1994)
  • Bonnie Pryor - "The House on Maple Street" (1987)(32 ps)
  • Brett Harvey - "Cassie's Journey: Going West in the 1860s" (1988)(39 ps)
  • Alexander Crosby - "Go Find Hanka" (1970)(44 ps)
  • Patricia Polacco - "Just Plain Fancy" (1990)(32 ps)


School week: February 16 - 20, 1998 in Missouri (5LA)

Ruth Petsel and 5th graders, Arcadia Valley Middle School, Ironton, Missouri




School week: February 23 - 27, 1998 in Iowa (4LE)

Sharon Hansen's 3rd graders and Lori Lewis' Kindergartners, Cornell Elementary, Des Moines, IA


  • Local author: Craig Brown (class letter and response )
    • "City Sounds" (1992)(use of stippling)
    • Craig Brown and Patricia Demuth - "The Ornery Morning" (1991)
    • Craig Brown - "Tractor" (1995)
    • Craig Brown - "Patchwork Farmer" (1989)(24 ps)

  • Helen Ketteman - "The Year of No More Corn" (1993)(31 ps)
  • Michelle Edwards - "Eve and Smithy: An Iowa Tale" (1994)
  • Robert D. San Souci - "Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend" (1994)
  • Diane Sibert - "Heartland" (1989)(32 ps)
  • Cannot locate this in the Boston area: Mary Ann Gensicke - "I is for Iowa"
  • Maggi Cunningham - "Black Hawk" (1979) (62 ps)
  • Nancy Bonvillain - "Black Hawk, Sac Rebel" (1994)
  • Melissa McDaniel - "Sac and Fox Indians" (1995)(79 ps)
  • John Duggleby - "Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood" (1995)
  • Mike Venezia - "Grant Wood" (1995)(32 ps)


School week: March 2 - 6, 1998 in Indiana (6LA)

5th graders of Suzanne Tyler and Ms. Bir, Spencer Elementary School, Spencer, Indiana


  • Local author: Scott Russell Sanders - "Aurora Means Dawn" (1989)(32 ps)
  • Local author: Scott Russell Sanders - "Floating House" (1995)
  • Local author: Scott Russell Sanders - "Here Comes the Mystery Man" (1993)(30 ps)
  • Local author: Scott Russell Sanders - "A Place Called Freedom" (1997)
  • Helen Ketteman - "The Christmas Blizzard" (1996)(26 ps)
  • Marc Harshman - "The Storm" (1995)
  • Kate Waters - "Mysterious Horseman: A Prairie Adventure" (1994)(40 ps)


School week: March 9 - 13, 1998 in Tennessee (5LE)

Judy Nocifora's 5th graders, Grahamwood Elementary, Memphis, TN


  • Monday:
    • A. R. Flowers - "Cleveland Lee's Beale Street Band" (1996)(32 ps)
    • Alice Faye Duncan - "Willie Jerome" (1995)
  • Tuesday: The style of Thomas Burt Allen
    • Local author: Thomas Burt Allen - "On Grandaddy's Farm"
    • Judith Hendershot - "In Coal Country" (1987)(40 ps)[illus Thomas Burt Allen]
    • Jean Van Leeuwen - "Across the Wide Dark Sea" (1995)[illus Thomas Burt Allen]
    • Jean Van Leeuwen - "Going West" (1992) [illus Thomas Burt Allen]
  • Wednesday:
    • Anne Isaacs - "Swamp Angel" (1994)
  • Thursday:
    • Nikki Giovanni - "Knoxville, Tennessee" (1994)(30 ps)
  • Friday:
    • Caron Lee Cohen (illus Ariane Dewey) - "Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett" (1985)(40 ps)

School week: March 16 - 20, 1998 in Mississippi (7LA)

Donna Hopper and Mrs. Stewart's 2nd graders, Starkville Academy, Starkville, MS


  • Nancy Van Laan - "Possum Come a-Knockin" (24 ps)
  • Molly Garrett Bang - "Wiley and the Hairy Man"
  • Judy Sierra - "Wiley and the Hairy Man" (1996)
      Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
  • George Ella Lyon - "Who Came Down That Road" (22 ps)
  • Berthe Amoss - "The Marvelous Catch of Hannibal" (40 ps)
  • Mildred Taylor - "Mississippi Bridge"
    • Song of the Trees
    • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
    • The Friendship and the Gold Cadillac


School week: March 23 - 27, 1998 in Florida (6LE)

Molly Godley's 5th graders, SeaGate Elementary, Naples, FL


  • "Into the Sea" by Brenda Guiberson (1996)(27 ps)
  • "Everglades" by Jean Craighead George (32 ps)
  • "The Talking Earth" by Jean Craighead George
  • "Seminole Diary: Remembrance of a Slave" by Dolores Johnson
  • "Now Let Me Fly: The Story of a Slave Family" by Dolores Johnson
  • "Night Bird" by Kathleen Kudlinski
  • "The Early People of Florida" by Eva Deutsch Costabel (34 ps)
  • "Pedro Menendez de Aviles" by Kathleen Thompson (32 ps)
  • "A Safe Home For Manatees" by Priscilla Belz Jenkins (32 ps)

School week: March 30 - April 3, 1998 in South Carolina (2LE)

Angie Rainwater's 3rd graders, Pair Elementary, West Columbia, SC


  • "Cotton Mill Town" by Kathleen Hershey (1993)(32 ps)
  • "Sukey and the Mermaid" by Robert San Souci(32 ps)
  • "Freedom's Fruit" by William Hooks (1996)
  • "Catching the Fire: Philip Simms, Blacksmith" by Mannie Garcia (1997)(48 ps)


School week: March 30 - April 3, 1998 in South Carolina (8LA)

Martha Taylor, SLMS, and Mr. Crisp's 4th graders, Starr Elementary School, Starr, SC


  • "A Gracious Plenty" by Kate Salley Palmer (1991)
  • "How Many Feet in the Bed" by Kate Salley Palmer (1991)
  • "Night of Five Aunties" by Kate Salley Palmer
  • "Sukey and the Mermaid" by Robert San Souci (1992)(32 ps)
    • Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
  • "Carolina Shout" by Alan Schroeder (1995)


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