Toot & Puddle

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by Holly Hobbie
Themes – Friendship, Kindness

Toot & Puddle: I’ll be home for Christmas
Toot & Puddle: You are my sunshine

Let’s take a Trip – Utah Education Network

Reading to Kids – Toot and Puddle

Readwritethink: Lesson Plan: Solution Squares: Strategies for Conflict Resolution
Lesson plan on Friendship/Resolving Conflict using book Toot & Puddle.

Toot and Puddle Poster – ALA

Quebec Reading Connection – Toot & Puddle

Books that teach Kindness

Time Hackers

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by Gary Paulsen
Lesson Plan – Assign the following people/places who are mentioned in the book and do some research on them, prior to reading the book.
Research time travel using the websites below. Do people believe that time travel is actually possible? What other books are about time travel?

Anne Boleyn – Headless Ghosts of Brickling Hall Made by middle schools students.
Battle of Gettysburg Timeline of the civil war battles includes photographs of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Custer – PBS
Helen of Troy
Marie Antoinette
Time Hackers by Gary Paulsen

Websites – Time Travel
HowStuffWorks: “How Time Travel Will Work”
NOVA| Time Travel
Time Travelers

Story of Ferdinand

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by Munro Leaf

Story of Ferdinand Activities
Activities to go with this story

Story of Ferdinand – Activity Guide

Story of Ferdinand – Little Novel Ties

Story of Ferdinand| Read to me
Hints on how to present this story during library program

Story of Ferdinand |
Video, Word Search

Story of Ferdinand | Teaching Children Philosophy
Themes – Animal Rights, Violence, Conformity
Story of Ferdinand – Thoughtful Books | Critical Thinking Consortium

Five senses, sense of smell

Piper Reed

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by Kimberly Holt

Piper Reed

Piper Reed, Navy Brat

Piper Reed – Reading Group Guide

Kids Wings Activities fro Piper Reed
Check out Research Resources

Websites about the Blue Angels
Blue Angels – Navy

Blue Angels – Naval Aviation Museum

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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by Wendy Van Draanen
Activity/Lesson Plan
Read the first chapter of Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendy Van Draanen, then have students complete Sammy Keyes Scavenger Hunt
Liveoak – Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Activity Guide

Sammy Keyes

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief 6th Grade Unit

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Oswego Library

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Wake County North Carolina Public Library

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Book Discussion Series

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief 6th Grade Unit
Concepts Taught – Charcater, Drawing Conclusions, Genre, Plot, Predicting

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

by Eleanor Coerr
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Themes – Hiroshima, Origami, Peace

Books by Eleanor Coerr
AUD E COE The big balloon race [sound recording] / by Eleanor Coerr
AUD E COE The Josefina story quilt [sound recording] / by Eleanor Coerr.
ER COE Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express / story by Eleanor Coerr
ER COE Chang’s paper pony / by Eleanor Coerr
362.1 COE Sadako / Eleanor Coerr
362.1 COE Sadako and the thousand paper cranes : an illustrated storybook / by Eleanor Coerr

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: The Sadako Film Project
Video Clip and other information about this video

Literature; “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr – eThemes

Paper Cranes for Japan

Sadako – abcteach
Acrostic Form, Book Report Form, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Writing Prompt

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (crossword puzzle)

Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes Literature Unit

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes – Research Model
Research guidance on topics related to this story

Varsity Tutors – Eleanor Coerr @Web English Teacher
Lesson Plans for Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Story of Ruby Bridges

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by Robert Coles
B BRI Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
B BRI Through my eyes / Ruby Bridges ; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell.

VID Ruby Bridges [videorecording] / producer, Anne Hopkins

Lesson Plan
Connecting with Ruby Bridges |

Lesson Plan – Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges –
Video of her and President Obama with Norman Rockwell’s painting

Norman Rockwell’s Painting of Ruby Bridges “The Problem we all live with” on loan to the White House

Papa’s Mechanical Fish

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by Candace fleming , Pictures by Boris Kulikov

Papa’s Mechanical Fish – Candace Fleming

Papa’s Mechanical Fish – Kirsten Larson
Includes several great hands-on websites

Lodner Darvontis Phillips
Lots of photos and drawings of his inventions

Submarine History 1580-1869

Write Wild
Describes this books use of dialog, alliteration and onomatopoeia.

Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats
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Collage Machine

Snowy Day Game

Critical thinking and art with The Snowy Day

ReadWriteThink” March 11, 2009: Ezra Jack Keats was born on this day in 1916

Snowy Day – edHelper (subscription, see librarian)

Snowy Day – Teachervision (subscription, see librarian)

Snowy Day – Web English Teacher

Mysterious Tadpole

by Steven Kellogg
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Legend of Nessie Check out the pictures under Searching for Nessie

Books about the Loch Monster Monster
001.94 WALThe mystery of the Loch Ness monster / Holly Wallace.
001.94 GOR The Loch Ness monster / by Jacqueline Laks Gorman.
E MCC Scooby-doo and the Loch Ness monster / adapted by Suzanne Weyn

Library Program
Read the story Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellog, except the last page. Have students write what they think the “egg” will turn into, have them draw a picture. Then have them share their paragraphs and pictures with the class.

BookAdventure Quiz for this book, under Kids Zone – Quiz-O-Matic (Sylan Learning website , requires registration)

Quia – the Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellogg Decide the order of the events in the story.
Mysterious Tadpole – Westwood Video
Mysterious Tadpole
Mysterious Tadpole Vocabulary, Crossword Puzzle, Home Activities
Mysterious Tadpole List of vocabulary and other related websites

Website About Author
Author’s Website -Steven Kellogg

Author Study: Steven kellogg | eThemes

Children’s Lit – Steven Kellogg

Genre Studies: Tall Tales
Uses Steven Kellogg’s books – Paul Bunyan, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whilwind Crocket and Pecos Bill