Literature to help remember the Anniversary of the
Titanic Disaster
, April 15, 1915
with paired History (All Stations! Disaster)
and Historical Fiction Companion (Titanicat)


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When you order from Kids Wings, you will most often win a free (related) literature guide as our thanks to you for ordering.

For example, on Kids Wings, if you order the story of a young baseball finatic with a heart transplant in SOAR by Joan Bauer, we will likely also include, free, our literature guide for One Handed Catch, too. Both stories give testimony in story of how courage and determination help these young baseball players overcome seemingly insurrmountable handicaps. Perfect for boys, girls will also love this book and literature guide. The 19-page Kids' Wings Unit for One Handed Catch will double your students' enjoyment of the story while providing interaction and valuable skills to their study! Both include interactive Jeopardy-type games.

If you order the fictional picture book Meerkat Mail from Kids Wings, you will most likely receive a nonfiction companion book Meerkats free!

Kids Wings presents The Greatest Lesson Plans, Readers Theater Scripts, Activities, Games, and Problem Solving for Award-Winning Literature available anywhere!


The Good Old Days ... don't you just love nostalgia?

In the "good old days," standardized tests were given in October. That made sense because our average to gifted kids didn't have to be bored with practice for a test they can pass in October. We could let them FLY with real, authentic novel studies and problem solving that crossed the curriculum with authentic learning! My kids always researched their choice of topics and then spent five weeks at the end of school weaving their research results into phenomenal writing, collaborating, editing, revising, and publishing their own hand-written, self-illustrated book. We made one copy for the library collection and let the kids take home their originals.

We could concentrate our remedial efforts on the kids who were a little slower on picking up on "the code" with exciting literature-based lessons instead of practice tests! They always "aced the test" and loved to come to school.

But, "those who knew better," in all their wisdom decided that it was really about grading the teacher, so they gave us all year to get the kids ready through practice tests which, in essence, stopped the engine to let the caboose catch up. Our gifted kids learned how to be bored, but all in all, I have to admit, most of our students learned to bubble dots well.

For those of you in public education who are lucky enough to have administrators who respect kids' desire to learn, admire your enthusiasm for teaching, and inspire you to teach out of the box, we here at Kids Wings have the most fun collection of literature guides for REAL award-winning literature with FUN activities by the super exciting teachers your children all want!

For you who are homeschoolers, don't fall for a cookie cutter curriculum that reduces your influence to making home into the schools from which you fled! Make it vibrant with the very best books at the hub of their studies!

Our Literature Collections are on Sale!

27 Literature Guides for Award-Winning Novels and Intermediate-Level Picture Books Grades 3-8:

54 Literature Guides for Award-Winning Picture Books, Grades K-3

In CD Only

2014 Newbery Books:

Flora and Ulysses: Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo Newbery Medal
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake Newbery Honor
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes Newbery Honor
Paperboy by Vince Vawter Newbery Honor
Doll Bones by Holly Black Newbery Honor

2013 Newbery Books:

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Newbery Medal -- ORDER NOW!
Splendors and Gloom by Laura Amy Schlitz Newbery Honor
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage Newbery Honor

The 2013 Caldecott Books
in one download:

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Caldecott Medal
Caldecott Honor Books:

Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds
Extra Yarn by Illustrated by Jon Klassen, by Mac Barnett
One Cool Friend Illustrated by David Small, by Toni Buzzeo,
Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue


Kids Wings' Newest Guides:

Wolf Hollow
2017 Newbery Honor Book

by Pam Munoz Ryan
Newbery Honor Book

The War that Saved My Life

2016 Newbery Honor Book

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
2017 Newbery Medal!


Kids Wings Most Popular Guides:

The Great Shelby Holmes, by Elizabeth Eulberg, a modern day Sherlock Holmes spin-off

The One and Only Ivan
2013 Newbery Medal!

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
2010 Newbery Honor Book

Tua and the Elephant
Barnum’s Bones
Laugh with the Moon
Flying the Dragon
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

Whatever After: Fairest of All
Glory Be
Coral Reefs
The Humming Room
Walls Within Walls

Dark Water Rising
Ghetto Cowboy
On the Wings of Heroes

Breaking Stalin's Nose
Notorious Benedict Arnold
Because of Mr. Terupt
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

Kids Wings Most Popular:
#2 Out of My Mind
#3 Woods Runner
#4The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P.Figg


Cheshire Cheese Cat,
A Dickens of a Tale

Moon Over Manifest (Newbery Medal)
Aliens on Vacation
Wild Times at Bed & Biscuit
Escape Under a Forever Sky
Elijah Of Buxton
Fair Weather
A Paradise Called Texas
Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!
Lawn Boy
Lawn Boy Returns
Play, Louis, Play (Louis Armstrong)
Turtle in Paradise (Newbery Honor)

And HUNDREDS more!

PLUS Literature Guides for Award-Winning Picture Books

2012 Caldecott Collection
--all 4 in download!
2011 Caldecott Collection --2--Including Interrupting Chicken
2010 Caldecott Collection

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Imogene's Last Stand
Sweet Land of Liberty and Challenger -patriotism!


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