Discovering Science, Math, and Language Arts
in 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 63 Award-Winning Picture Books for 2010-2011
Abilene Librarians' Mockingbird Books

Kids' Wings Award Winning Books

Texas Library Association 2x2 Awards

Featuring 784 Pages of Awesome Activities

Units for Award Winning Picture Books are NOW being created with integrated, cross-curriculum literature units for all of the following award-winning books! In addition to new titles, we are including units for our favorite science and math award winning picture books from the last 8 years.
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.

Mockingbird Awards from Abilene Librarians
Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns & Shapes by Betsy Franco and Steve Jenkins
***The Birthday Pet by Ellen Javernick ***Buy Now $7.95
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Gobble It Up!: A Fun Song About Eating! by Jim Arnosky
Gorgonzola: a Very Stinkysaurus by Margie Palatini and Jim Bowers
Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar by Janet Pedersen Illustrated by Janet Pedersen
The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Meerkats by Jody Sullivan Rake
My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry Illustrated by Mike Litwin
One World, One Day by Barbara Kerley
Prickly Sea Stars by Natalie Lunis
Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold
Seeds by Lynn M. Stone
Senses in the City by Shelley Rotner
Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by David Slonim
***Tea for Ruby by the Duchess of York PLUS Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor***Buy Now $9.95
The Three Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
Turtles by Kathryn Stevens
Twelve Terrible Things -- *NOT recommended by Kids' Wings
What Can You Do with a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla

Kids' Wings' New and Classic Picture Books for Excellence in Science and Math
(New books plus the best in science and math from the last 6 years)
About Arachnids: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill
Abuelita Full of Life by Amy Costales NEW!
Actual Size
(math and science) by Steve Jenkins
Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Delores Starbuckle by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (easy chapter book)
Ants by Deborah Hodge
Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipson NEW!
Bean Thirteen by Matthew McElligott (intoduction to prime numbers, division)
The Beeman
by Laurie Krebs
Chameleon! Chameleon! by Joy Cowley
I See a Kookaburra by Steve Jenkins
I Stink by Kate McMullen
Little Lost Bat by Sandra Markle
Mother to Tigers by George Ella Lyon
My Light by Molly Bangs
The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado NEW!
On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole
On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker (easy chapter book)
One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab
, (math and science) A "Counting by Feet Book" by April Pulley Sayre
Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed
by Lola M. Schaefer
A Rain Forest ABC : An Alphabet Book by Amanda Doering
Seeds, Seeds, Seeds
by Nancy Wallace
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Teeth, Tails & Tentacles: An Animal Counting Book by Christopher Wormell

2010 TLA 2x2 Picture Books
All of Baby, Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler, Ages 2-5, Baby-Preschool
All the World by Liz Garton Scanton, Ages 4-8. (Day at the beach)
Big, Bigger, Biggest! by Nancy Coffelt, Ages 4-7. (vocabulary building)
Billy & Milly Short & Silly by Eve Feldman, Ages 3-6. (Thirteen short "stories," with 3 or 4 words each)
Birds by Kevin Henkes, Ages 2-5. (Birds of different shapes, colors and sizes)
The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward, 4-8 (Activities in an old oak tree that provides food and shelter for creatures)
Chicken Little. Ed and Rebecca Emberley, Ages 3-7. (classic repetitive folktale)=
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen, Ages 4-8. (Ship of circus animals sinks with interesting results)
Dinosaur Hunt by David Catrow, Ages 4-8
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Ages 4-8. (Visual games)
Gracias! Thanks, by Pat Mora, Ages 5-8. (Celebration of family in bilingual text)
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney, Ages 3-8. (Wordless Book, Aesop’s fable)
A Mighty Fine Time Machine by Suzanne Bloom, Ages 5-8
Meeow and the Little Chairs by Sebastien Braun, Ages 2-5. Baby-Preschool
Night Lights by Susan Gal, Ages 4-6
Otis by Loren Long, Ages 4-8.(Change and Progress showcased by two unlikely friends)
Pouch by David Ezra Stein, Ages 3-5. (A baby kangaroo finds a special friend)
Red Ted and the Lost Things by Michael Rosen, Ages 4-8. (Comic book style)
A Walk With Grandpa/Un paseo con abuelo by Sharon Solomon, Ages 4-8. (Bilingual word game)

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