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333.72 – Muir, John, 1838-1914

A list of choices for replacing old books about John Muir in the library children’s/YA collection.

pink numbers = Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett reading level / green numbers=Lexile

Best Bets for Grades K-4 (received at least one positive review)
Biographical Fiction
Squirrel and John Muir by Emily Arnold McCully *(Farrar, 2004 – 0374336970 – $17.99) 2 / 3.5 / 620
Nonfiction

John Muir by David Armentrout (Rourke, 2001 – 1589520556 – $22.75) 3.5
John Muir and Stickeen: An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog by Julie Dunlap *(NorthWord, 2004 – 1559719036 – $16.95) 3 / 3.2
John Muir and Stickeen: An Alaskan Adventure
by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff *(Millbrook, 2003 – 076132769X – $) 3 / 3.4
John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky *(Candlewick, 2008, c2006 – 0763638846 – $7.99) 2 / 6.1 / 1050
Camping With the President by Ginger Wadsworth (Calkins Creek, 2009 – 1590784979 – $16.95) 5.8

Best Bets for Grades 5-8 (received at least one positive review)
John Muir, America’s Naturalist by Thomas Locker (Fulcrum, 2003 – 9781555913939 – $17.95) 4 / 5.6

Best Bets for Grades 7+ (received at least one positive review)
John Muir: Crusader for the Wilderness by Karen Clemens Warrick (Enslow, 2002 – 0766016226 – $26.60) 7.2

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Out-of-Print Books About John Muir Available in the Service Center Collections
John Muir
by Tom Ito *(Lucent, 1996) 4 / G6+
John Muir, Wilderness Protector by Ginger Wadsworth *(Lerner, 1992) 3 / 6.9 / 1010 / G5-8

Other In-Print Books About John Muir (not necessarily recommended)
Biographical Fiction
Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog by Donnell Rubay (Dawn Publications, 1998 – 1883220793 – $16.95) 4 / K-4
Nonfiction
John Muir by Wil Mara (Children’s Press, 2001) K-4
John Muir by Barbara Kiely Miller (Weekly Reader, 2007) 4.1
The Mountain Man and the President by David Weitzman (Raintree, 1992) 5 / G5-8
John Muir: Protecting and Preserving the Environment by Henry Elliot (Crabtree, 2009) G5-8
John Muir: Naturalist and Explorer by Charles W. Maynard (PowerKids, 2003) G5-8
Call Him Father Nature: The Story of John Muir by Patricia Topp (Blue Dolphin, 2001) G5-8

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Last updated January 1, 2010

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