New York: Scholastic, 1993. A beautiful story of a lost baby bat that lands in a bird's nest. Stellaluna strives to fit in, but doesn't. Excellent example of narrative structure, characterization and elaboration of events.
Cave, Kathryn and Riddell, Chris.
, New York: Mondo, 1998. This is a beautiful story about friendship, differences and self-reflection as the victimized character realizes he was as critical as the "others."
De Paola, Tomie.
. New York, New York: The Putnam and Grosset Group, 1978. This text is an excellent example of story structure, temporal clauses, and inferred character traits through the character's actions, thoughts, feelings, thoughts and others reactions.
Pete Go Down the Nile
. New York, New York: The Putnam and Grosset Group, 1978. This is a great story that demonstrate the events of a "good" problem; an adventure.
Pete to the Rescue
. New York: Penguin Puffin Books, 1998. This book demonstrates excellent story structure, sequence of events and examples of characterization.
New York, New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1991. This is an excellent book to show realistic fiction story structure including "bad" problem to solve, inferred and stated character traits, clear sequence of events and lesson learned.
Leo the Late Bloomer.
New York, New York: HarperCollins Publisher. 1971. This is an easily connectable story for young readers that demonstrates simple story structure. It describes a character in the beginning, the problem, middle and how the problem is solved in the end. The story illustrates a simple, but clear sequence of events; beginning, middle, and end.
New York, New York: North- South Books Inc., 1992. This is an excellent book to show fictional story structure, a clear sequence including three events that solve the problem. Character traits can be easily identified and inferred through the character's feelings, actions, thoughts, feelings, thoughts and others reactions as well as an easily understood lesson.
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale.
New York: North-South Books Inc.,1998. Rainbow Fish and his friends misunderstand the movements of the Big Blue Whale; a clear problem and sequence of events to solve it. A series offers familiarity as student will know Rainbow Fish. Great example of narrative structure and elaboration.
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue.
New York: North-South Books Inc.,1998. Great example of narrative structure, clear problem and sequence of events to solve it.
The Relatives Came.
Live Oak Readalong, 2004. This is an excellent book to show realistic fiction structure with a "good" problem- trip, and clear sequence of events as well as interesting and unique ways to describe time.
Mondo, 2003. This is an easily relatable story of a late blooming firefly, Buster, whose tail won't light up. Great examples of narrative structure, characterization, sequencing and elaboration of events.