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Growing Young Americans

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GROWING YOUNG AMERICANS THROUGH AWARD-WINNING LITERATURE is Kids Wings' best selling collection of literature guides! It includes a spiral-bound book and CD containing 27 titles with 24 "Jeopardy-type" games!  Over 900 pages of activities!  This children's literature provides powerful learning and entertainment opportunities that are catalysts to creativity, research, skill-building, problem-solving, and character-building.  Kids' Wings activities for these mixed-genre books transform your classroom to motivate master learning and enthusiastic participation.  Your lesson plans will be a snap and the results will be high test scores, enthusiastic students, growing character, skills, problem-solving, and a life-long love of learning!  

Literature guides and Jeopardy-type games are included for the following books:

The Kids' Wings Award List for 2013-2014 for grades 3-8:

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Newbery Honor Book)
Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale (Upper Level, Galveston Hurricane 1900) 

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM 
for 2013-2014

Bake Sale by Sara Varon  Graphic Novel
Balloons Over Broadway: True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet
Barnum’s Bones by Tracey Fern (with bonus unit for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins)
Coral Reefs by Jason Chin
Flying the Dragon by Natalie Lorenzi
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri 
Language Alert!
Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre  Graphic Novel
Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood (with bonus unit for Through My Eyes
The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
Jangles: A BIG Fish Story by David Shannon
Laugh with the Moon by Shana Burg (with bonus unit for Mosquito Bite
Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate--
 2013 Newbery Medal 
10 Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits--
 Tua and the Elephant by R. P. Harris 
Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan
Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry
Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski
Wonder by R. J. Palacio 
Kids Wings #1 seller of all times!  



Disclaimer: Texas Bluebonnet Award (SM) 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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