Downloadable Literature Guides

Discover Magic!
Award-Winning Picture Books
for the TLA Texas 2x2 List, The Abilene Librarians' Mockingbird List, and Kids' Wings Award winning List for Grades 1-3

Kids' Wings Lesson Plans for Award-Winning Picture Books for 2011-2012
Abilene Librarians' Mockingbird Books
Kids' Wings Award Winning Books

Texas Library Association 2x2 Awards

Discover Magic has 550 pages of activities for 58 Award Winning Picture Books are NOW available in integrated, cross-curriculum literature units for all of the following award-winning books!   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! Each activity is keyed into educational objectives to encourage students to develop intellectual skills and multiple intelligences.

Discover Magic Curriculum Connections

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Originally $49.95
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Mockingbird Awards from Abilene Librarians

Bridget’s Beret by Tom Lichtenheld
Capybara: The World’s Largest Rodent by Natalie Lunis (Paired with Hooway for Wodney Wat)
Dad and Pop by Kelly Bennett illustrated by Paul Meisel
Dirt On My Shirt: Selected Poems by Jeff Foxworthy
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo by E. S. Redmond
Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story by Linda Glaser
Goldilocks by Ruth Sanderson
Hansel and Gretel by Rachel Isadora (C.S. Lewis Quotes on Fairy Tales)
Hermit Crab by Carter Goodrich
Hurry Up and Slow Down by Layn Marlow
Let’s Do Nothing! by Tony Fucile
Middle-Child Blues by Kristyn Crow Illustrated by David Catrow
Mount Rushmore (Now That's Big!) by Kate Riggs
Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Princess Pigtoria and the Pea by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler
Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh
Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev (see thumbnails of the unit below)
Who Will Plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta Illustrated by Tom Leonard
Whose Shoes? A Shoe For Every Job by Stephen R. Swinburne

Kids' Wings' Award Books

2011 Caldecott! Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
2011 Caldecott Honor Book! Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson
Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices by Paul B. Janeczko (Classic) (Gr. 3-5)
For the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polacco
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Guinea Pigs Add Up by Margery Cuyler
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
The Lucky Star
by Judy Young
Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers
Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci by Gene Barretta
Owney, The Mail-Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby
Two Bobbies, A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Larson and Nethery
Two Little Boys from Twolittle Toys by Vincent X. Kirsch
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
Winter's Tail, How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Juliana Hatkoff---Now is a MOVIE!!

TLA 2x2 Picture Books 2011

1+1=5: and Other Unlikely Additions by David LaRochelle, Ages 4-8
A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood, Ages 4-8
A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams. Ages 4-8
Cat the Cat Who is That? by Mo Willems, Ages 4-8
Chalk by Bill Thomson. Ages 4-8
Chicken Big, by Keith Graves. Ages 4-8
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, Ages 2-5
Disappearing Desmond by Anna Alter, Ages 4-8
In the Wild by David Elliott, Illustrated by Holly Meade
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker, Ages 4-8
Let’s Save the Animals: A Flip-the-Flap Book by Frances Barry, Ages 4-8
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin, Ages 4-8, Easy Chapter Book!
One Pup’s Up, Marsha Wilson Chall, Illustrated by Henry Cole
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, Salley Mayor, Ages 4-8
Rubia and the Three Osos, by Susan Middleton Elya. Ages 4-8. Spanish-English
Say Hello, Rachel Isadora, Ages 4-8
Shark vs. Train, by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Ages 4-8
Swim! Swim! by Lerch. Ages 4-8
Tuck Me In! Dean Hacohen, Illustrated by Sherry Scharschmidt. Ages 2-5

Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell, Illustrated by Robin Luebs. Ages 4-6


Discover Magic is a Kids Wings literature guide collection for 61 award-winning picture books
that includes fiction and nonfiction, fantasy, reality, and more! You can purchase individual titles and title cluster for about $12.95 or you can purchase Discover Magic and receive fabulous guides and activities for 49 great picture books for less than $.75 each!


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