T.R.U.T.H. Books 2018-2019

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Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

Josh Funk


A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest "food fight" ever! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there's ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast . . . even without a drop of coffee!

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The Man With the Violin
Kathy Stinson

Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn’t. So try as he might, Dylan can’t get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the beautiful music that fills the air as crowds of oblivious people hurry past.

This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, a world-renowned classical violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subway for a free concert. More than a thousand commuters rushed by him, but only seven stopped to listen, most of them children.,204,203,200_.jpg

A Bike Like Sergio'

Maribeth Boelts

Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben’s mom sends him to Sonny’s corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn’t have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone’s purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it’s not one dollar or even five or ten—it’s ahundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio’s! But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money?

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Dog vs. Cat

Chris Gall

Dog and Cat do not get along. But when they're forced to share a room, they agree to be on their best behavior...until Dog won't stopsniffing. Cat won't stopprimping. Dog won't stophowling. Cat won't stopscratching. And when it comes to the litter-box...sharing isnotan option!


What will it take to bring Dog and Cat together? Find out in Chris Gall's comic clash that brings out the best (and worst) in two very different pets.,204,203,200_.jpg

Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken

Douglas Rees


Tyrannosaurus Rex wants breakfast. He stomps and he roars and he gnashes his teeth―and he scares all the other dinosaurs right out of the forest.

Only Edna, the very first chicken, is unafraid. She won't let that bully T. rex push her around! But will Edna's mighty beak and terrible flapping wings be a match for T. rex's mighty claws and terrible jaws?

This hilarious tale of bravery will have readers clucking in triumph!




Character Education is an important component of our curriculum.  It is our belief that the T.R.U.T.H.
principles will help students become kind, respectful and courteous citizens.  Here at West Middle Island
we are committed to these principles:

TeamworkOddrey  Oddrey has always been the kind of girl who marches to the beat of her own drum, first in her school's production of The Wizard of Oz and later when she pulls some impressive antics to rescue Maybelline, the new girl at school, from the monkey enclosure at the zoo.  Now Oddrey's back for a third adventure, this time brining her exuberant spirit to the soccer field...

  How can Ralph be so mean?  Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out.  Lucy's defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help.  Because she knows what she stands fro, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice.  This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.

  Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia's fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi's house is empty.  Sofia leans that Maddi's family doesn't have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she'll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she's faced with a difficult decision:  to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi's empty fridge.  Filled with colorful artwork this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons if friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others.  A call to action section, with six effective ways for children to help fight hunger and information on anti-hunger groups, is also included.

 A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times best selling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.  This is the story of four puppies:  Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston.  Gaston works the hardest at his lessons on how to be a proper pooch.  He sips - never slobbers!  He yips - never yaps!  And he walks with grace - never races!  Gaston fits right in with his poodle sisters.  But a chance encounter with a bulldog family in the park - Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette-reveals there's been a mix-up, and so Gaston and Antoinette switch places.  The new families look right...but they don't feel right.  Can these puppies follow their noses -  and their hearts -  to find where they belong?


 Champ and Walter Norbert Whipplemoore are about as different as two kids can be, well, except for their love of baseball and potato chips.  Champ had everything, but always wanted more.  Walter had very little, but was never seen without a smile on his face.  In the end, it is Walter and some crunchy potato chips that teach Champ a lesson about character that can't be taught in school.    
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