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Amelia Earhart Elementary School

Last modified: January 24, 2024

Earhart Literacy Community

We want students at our school to be immersed in a culture of literacy. We want to have quality books available at all times. Students will be reading carefully chosen books that will inspire a life-long habit of reading. They will then have opportunities to engage with fellow students, teachers, and parents in thought-provoking comprehension discussions and activities. Our goal is not necessarily that every child is going to love reading, but that every child makes progress in a positive way. We want to see kids interested in engaging with text! “Incremental movement in a positive direction is our ultimate goal.”

Superintendant Wendy Dau featured the Earhart Literacy Community on her “Sup With the Sup” podcast on September 22, 2023. You can listen to it on the district’s YouTube channel. The section about Amelia Earhart begins at the 2:42 mark.

Sup With the Sup Episode 5: Amelia Earhart Literacy Community

Here is a list of all the books that have been Earhart Literacy Community selections since the program started in 2016:



  • My Father’s Dragon- Ruth Stiles Gannet
  • The Magician’s Hat- Malcolm Mitchell
  • Gooney Bird Greene- Lois Lowry
  • A Tale of Two Beasts- Fiona Roberton
  • What to do with an Idea- Kobi Yamada
  • Catching the Moon- Crystal Hubbard
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins- Atwater
  • Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood


  • After the Fall- Dan Santat
  • Harold’s Purple Crayon- Crockett Johnson
  • Magic Tree House- Mary Pope Osborne (Dinosaurs Before Dark)
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance- Giles Andreae
  • The Empty Pot – Demi
  • Malala’s Magic Pencil- Malala Yousafzai
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox- Roald Dahl
  • Pete and Pickles- Berkeley Breathed


  • Appleblossom the Possum
  • We’re All Wonders
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • The Night Gardener
  • The Green Ember
  • The Princess and the Warrior
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • The Most Magnificent Thing


  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Tomas and the Library Lady
  • Roxaboxen
  • Stuart Little
  • George’s Marvelous Medicine
  • Clementine
  • Yertle and Turtle
  • Wayside School is Falling Down