Downloadable Literature Guides

Treasure Trackers

Children's literature provides powerful learning and entertainment opportunities that are catalysts to creativity and research.   

Treasure Trackers, provides more than 220 pages of cross-curriculum activities for these books PLUS a bonus unit on the Newbery Medal Winner, A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park.   Click on any title to go to internet extensions or to order that book from Amazon. Your purchases through the Kids' Wings website help keep our doors open and new material being added constantly.  Our CHART on these books will help your students understand genre and how these books fit in a classification.

The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM
Novel Research Links for

* Kids Wings Award: A Single Shard (Newbery Medal)
* All the Way Home by Patricia Reilly Giff

* The Buffalo Nickel by Taylor Morrison
* Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley by Sue Macy

* Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest by Robert Burleigh 

* Fair Weather by Richard Peck

* Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

* Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack. Jerry Pinkney Illustrator.  

* How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez
* Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie by Joe Hayes
* The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue  Park
* Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz.   Hudson Talbott, Illustrator

* Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven

* Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines

* Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy by Phil Bildner

* Smokejumpers by Elaine Landau
* Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O'Connell George
* Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues by Harriette Gillem Robinet

* When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan

* Wingwalker by Rosemary Wells. Brian Selznick, Illustrator

* Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearn

A Single Shard is just one of the 20 literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books in Treasure Trackers! You can either order a single unit for about $12.95 or order Treasure Trackers and get 20 units like A Single Shard for just over $1 each!



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Disclaimer: Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM is a service mark of the Texas Library Association, which is in no way affiliated with Kids' Wings or Suzy Red. Use of the Texas Bluebonnet Award mark in these materials does not imply any endorsement of any kind on behalf of the Texas Library Association. The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association


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