Ballet for Martha

by Jan Greenberg and Sandras Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca

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Sibert Honor Award, 2011
NCTE ORbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2011

Subject Headings – Appalachian Spring, Ballet, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, Isamu Noguchi

Websites
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/swf/copland/full

Appalachian Spring
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/fromthetop/media/213/213-appalachian-spring.pdf

Ballet for Martha – Book-a-Day almanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/05/ballet-for-martha/
Review by Anita Silvey

Ballet for Martha – MacMillan Publishing Company Website
http://us.macmillan.com/balletformartha
Awards, Reviews

Milestones of the Millennium: Appalachian Spring
http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/milestones/991027.motm.apspring.html

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Giant Squid

This month we are learning about different children’s book awards.  This  past week we talked about the Sibert Award for Nonfiction Books.  We read one of the winners of this year’s Sibert Honor Award –  Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann.

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Additional Activities

Featured Books/Bookmark – Sibert Award

Word Search – Ocean Animals (Habitat Series)

Coloring Page – Giant Squid

Video – Giant Squid