It's About TIME!

Kids Wings welcomes educators, children, and families!
Here you will find a new appreciation of the wisdom of time:
the past , the present, and the future.
Here, you will find quotes, books, a poem, and an article
to start your year with a bang!

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11


Award-Winning Literature for the New Year
Kids Wings Paired Units for two historical fiction, intermediate-level picture books:
Turn of the Century
What You Never Knew about Beds, Bedrooms and Pajamas

Great Time Travel Books

*Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! by Larry David Tuxbury and Matthew McElligott
*Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow by James Rollins
*The Magic Half by Annie Barrows
*The Thirteenth Floor by Sid Fleischman
*Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
* Happenstance Found by P. W. Catanese

Primary Time Machine Picture Book

A Mighty Fine Time Machine by Suzanne Bloom

Historical and Futuristic Fiction Treasures

*Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan (2016 Newbery Honor)
*The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2016 Newbery Honor)
*Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
(2011 Newbery Medal)
*Surviving Antarctica by Andrea White (awesome futuristic science fiction)
*The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke (spellbinding futuristic story set in the ocean
*Atherton b
y Patrick Carman (Book 1 of a great futuristic series) (futuristic survival story)
*Sports Books That Take You Back in the Time of Heroes

Jokes from the Dictionary


A Poem for The New Year
by Arch Ward (1896-1955)


The book is closed,
The year is done,
The pages full
Of tasks begun.

A little joy,
A little care,
Along with dreams,
Are written there.

This new day brings
Another year,
Renewing hope,
Dispelling fear.

And may you find
Before the end,
A deep content,
Another friend.

Black Eyed Peas
May We Never Forget Our Roots & Traditions!!!

by Ron Perrin, Fort Worth Texas

The Real Story is much more interesting and has gone untold in fear that feelings would be hurt. It’s a story of war, the most brutal and bloody war, military might and power pushed upon civilians, women, children and elderly. Never seen as a war crime, this was the policy of the greatest nation on earth trying to maintain that status at all costs. An unhealed wound remains in the hearts of some people of the southern states even today.

The story of THE BLACK EYED PEA being considered good luck relates directly back to Sherman's Bloody March to the Sea in late 1864. It was called The Savannah Campaign and was lead by Major General William T. Sherman. The Civil War campaign began on 11/15/64 when Sherman 's troops marched from the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia, and ended at the port of Savannah on 12/22/1864.

When the smoke cleared, the Southerners who had survived the onslaught came out of hiding. They found that the blue belly aggressors that had looted and stolen everything of value and everything you could eat including all livestock, death and destruction were everywhere. While in hiding, few had enough to eat, and starvation was now upon the survivors.

There was no international aid, no Red Cross meal trucks. The Northern army had taken everything they could carry and eaten everything they could eat. But they couldn’t take it all. The devastated people of the south found for some unknown reason that Sherman ’s bloodthirsty troops had left silos full of black eyed peas.

At the time in the north, the lowly black eyed pea was only used to feed stock. The Northern troops saw it as the thing of least value. Taking grain for their horses and livestock and other crops to feed themselves, they just couldn’t take everything. So they left the black eyed peas in great quantities assuming it would be of no use to the survivors, since all the livestock it could feed had either been taken or eaten.

Southerners awoke to face a new year in this devastation and were facing massive starvation if not for the good luck of having the black eyed peas to eat. From New Years Day 1866 forward, the tradition grew to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck."

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