Downloadable Literature Guides

"Life without books is meaningless, they are light in the darkness." Kate DiCamillo
" Although the tunnel is dark, it does go through the mountain."
Max Lucado

Newbery Medalist for 2004
The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM
 for 2005-2006

Children's literature provides powerful learning and entertainment opportunities that are catalysts to creativity and research.  Click each title below to browse or order individually. Our 21 newest Kids' Wings Teacher/Kids Units including The Tale of Despereaux and Thunder from the Sea are now available in individual download only.

Light in the Darkness

Newbery Award:

*The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate Dicamillo (Newbery Medal Book)

Kids Wings Award:

Thunder from the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow

2005-2006 Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM

The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler by William Wise
Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis Raven
The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Coyote School News by Joan Sandlin
Empire State Building by Elizabeth Mann
Follow the Trail: A Young Person’s Guide to the Great Outdoors by Jessica Loy
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems by Kristine O’Connell George
Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan
The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson
Mack Made Movies by Don Brown
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes--Kids' Wings cannot recommend this book for elementary-age children because of the vulgarities and themes we deem inappropriate for young children
Sailing for Gold: The Klondike Kid, Book 1 by Deborah Hopkinson
Sea Clocks, the Story of Longitude by Louise Borden
Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta by Lisa Wheeler
Sélavi, That Is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope by Youme
Silk Umbrellas by Carolyn Marsden
The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery 


A special thanks to Christopher Ian Hill for his astounding background introduction: The World's Smallest Symphony!


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