Downloadable Literature Guides

Trials and Courage
Award-Winning Literature

Kids' Wings Award Books

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM
 for 2014-2015

Our NEW literature collection, TRIALS AND COURAGE, is now available on CD and as individual dowloads through links below. The collection contains 848 pages of activities in 22 titles PLUS 18 "Jeopardy-type" games on one convenient CD! You can preview the thumbnails of every page in the unit inside each title link below.

Children's literature provides powerful learning and entertainment opportunities that are catalysts to creativity and research.  Kids' Wings activities for these books transform your classroom to motivate master learning and enthusiastic participation.

Click each title below to go to a link prepared just for you! There you will find a descriptor, extension links for research, and related books. If you click on the title again, you can order the novel or picture book (usually at a big discount).

The Kids Wings activities are authored by master teacher and instruction strategist Suzy Red. Tied to award-winning books, the activities will bring new excitement for cooperative group work, high level problem solving, character development, and mastery skill building.

Trials and Courage Cover and Dedication PDF or PowerPoint
Trials and Courage revised Table of Contents: PDF
or PowerPoint

The Kids' Wings Award List for 2014-2015:

Double Dribble, Book 2, by W. C. Mack (gr. 4-6)
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (2013 Newbery Honor Book) (gr. 5-12)
Spy by Anna Myers (a 2009 BluebonnetSM Book) (gr. 4-12)
Three Times Lucky
by Sheila Turnage (2013 Newbery Honor Book) (gr. 4-8)

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM
for 2014-2015

Athlete vs. Mathlete, Book 1, by W. C. Mack
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, 1st Place in Texas Vote
Dead City by James Ponti -- fun book, but no unit is included in Trials and Courage 2nd Place

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon with cursing
Face Bug by J. Patrick Lewis
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, NEWBERY MEDAL 2014
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by K. G. Campbell
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie
Monsieur Marceau by Leda Schubert
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
- graphic novel with curse words, no unit will be included for this book
The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
Odette's Secrets by Maryann Macdonald
Pickle (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club by Kim Baker, 4th Place
Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett Krosoczka
Rebel McKenzie by Candice F. Ransom
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff,
3rd Place
Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs (Kids Wings Pick)
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, Illustrated by Abigail Halpin

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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Newbery Medal
--Available Now in Trials and Courage and as individual download

Newbery Honor Books available as downloads only:
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Save $12.95 on All FIVE Newbery Award Books for 2014! $51.81
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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick
Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage


Coming Next:
The Fourteenth Goldfish
Rain Reign
Greenglass House




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Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents of links on the World Wide Web change continuously. It is advisable that teachers and parents review all links before allowing student use. Please contact us immediately if you find any inappropriate links.


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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