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Name Stories in Books

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The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0375906134
Publication Date: 2001-07-10
A story about choosing names and friendship.

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Quinnie Blue - Dinah Johnson; James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0805043780
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
A girl celebrates the "long, happy name" that she shares with her grandmother.

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The Day of Ahmed's Secret - Florence Parry Heide; Judith Heide Gilliland
ISBN: 0688088953
Publication Date: 1990-08-01
In the modern city of Cairo, Ahmed carries a secret of ancient power.

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My Name Is Sangoel - Khadra Mohammed; Karen Lynn Williams; Catherine Stock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802853073
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
Sangoel has a great idea for helping his American classmates pronounce his Dinka name.

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Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes (Illustrator); Henkes
ISBN: 0688096999
Publication Date: 1991-09-16
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts school.

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My Name Is Yoon - Helen Recorvits; Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374351147
Publication Date: 2003-04-03

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Rumpelstiltskin - Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator, Retold by); Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm K. Grimm; Becky Thomas
ISBN: 0525442650
Publication Date: 1986-10-16
Classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale evokes the magic of naming.

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Three Names of Me - Mary Cummings; Lin Wang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0807579033
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
A girl adopted from China describes the importance of three different names she has been called in her life.

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Tikki Tikki Tembo - Arlene Mosel; Blair Lent (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0805006621
Publication Date: 1968-03-15
Humorous folktale about naming conventions.

Josephina Hates Her Name - Diana Engel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0688077951
Publication Date: 1989-03-01

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Matthew A. B. C. - Peter Catalanotto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689845820
Publication Date: 2002-06-01

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The Name Quilt - Phyllis Root; Margot Apple (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374354847
Publication Date: 2003-04-10

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Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea - Teresa Bateman; Michael Chesworth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1580890997
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
A story about overcoming a troublesome name.


Words to Know

"Family name" and "surname" are other words for last name.

"Given name" is another word for first name.

Maternal means relating to a mother; paternal relates to a father. A patronymic is a name derived from a father's name.


Reference Books

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A Dictionary of First Names - Patrick Hanks; Flavia Hodges (Editor)
ISBN: 0192116517
Publication Date: 1990-11-29

Last, First, Middle and Nick - Barbara Shook Hazen; Sam Q. Weissman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0135239443
Publication Date: 1979-09-01

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First Name Reverse Dictionary - Yvonne Navarro
ISBN: 0899507484
Publication Date: 1993-10-01

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The Baby Names Almanac 2013 - Emily Larson
Call Number: e-book
ISBN: 1402272618
Publication Date: 2012-12-01
E-book: borrow from Park's Digital Library.

10,000 Baby Names: How to choose the best name for your baby - Holly Ivins
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2010
Borrow this e-book from Park's Digital Library.


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