Downloadable Literature Guides

Gifts and Givers

Kids' Wings Award Books

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM

 for 2009-2010

Children's literature provides powerful learning and entertainment opportunities that are catalysts to creativity and research.  Click each title below to browse or order. Extension links for each book will be provided! In addition to the new literature, Gifts and Givers includes units on other books that make excellent literary partners. How do Kids' Wings activities for these books transform your classroom? They provide balance, problem solving, group activities, and inspiration by giving you essential Imaginative Activities and Testing Activities to use with authentic literature! Now complete, the Gifts and Givers package includes 24 literature guides for award-winning books, over 500 pages of activities, 7 Jeopardy-type games, and 9 Karoke-type songs!

The Kids' Wings Award List for 2009-2010 for grades 3-7:
Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee (realistic school fiction)
I, Vivaldi by Janice Shefelman, illustrated by Tom Shefelman (picture book, biography of composer Antonio Lucio Vivaldi)
SPY! by Anna Myers (historical fiction adventure based on the life of Nathan Hale)
Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln by Judith St. George, illustrated by Matt Faulkner (picture book, biography, president)

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman (A race to win the prize through puzzles!)
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff--Not Included in Gifts and Givers
Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport (Picture Book Biography)
The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating by A. W. Flaherty (Picture Book, Tall Tale for grades K-2)
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale, Martina una cucarachita muy linda (Picture Book, Folktale)
Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck (Easy Chapter Book)
Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop (Science Photography, nonfiction)
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman (Picture Book, nonfiction)
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Piper Reed: Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt
Savvy by Ingrid Law (2009 Newbery Honor Book)
Someone Named Eva by Joan Wolf (Historical Fiction, Holocaust)
Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica (Football)
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (Picture Book, nonfiction)
What To Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley (Picture Book, fiction)
Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli
¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora (Picture Book, nonfiction)

Contents and Summaries in Adobe PDF format
Contents and Summaries in PowerPoint format

Punny Game for Starting School

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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