Junie B., First Grader : Toothless Wonder By Barbara Park; illustrated by Denise Brunkus 2002 Summary: Junie B. Jones learns some interesting things about the Tooth Fairy when she becomes the first student in Room One to lose an upper tooth. Comments: Realistic Fiction. Good for K – grade 2 children who are at the age where they are or will begin losing teeth. Age level: 6 – 9. Reading level: independent reader.
The legend of Valentine is combined with a moving tale of hope and forgiveness during the Civil Rights Movement when young Marcus, an African-American boy, learns to forgive a classmate who is tormenting him.