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Activities for 53 Award-Winning Picture Books

for the Kids' Wings Award winning List for Grades 1-3
The Abilene Librarians' Mockingbird List
and The Texas Library Association 2x2 List

Kids' Wings Lesson Plans for Award-Winning Picture Books for 2013-2014
Kids' Wings Award Winning Books
Abilene Librarians' Mockingbird Books
Texas Library Association 2x2 Awards

Literature guides and activities for 53 Award Winning Picture Books are now available 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.

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53 Literature Guides and Activities for award-winning picture books, now on sale! (about $.67 each)
Theme Map of Curriculum Connections

Mockingbird Awards from Abilene Librarians
for K-3

Ant and Grasshopper by Luli Gray
Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop by Mark Weakland
Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio
Don’t Worry, Douglas! by David Melling
The House on Dirty-Third Street by Jo Kittinger
How To Teach a Slug To Read by Susan Pearson
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
A Kangaroo’s Life by Ellen Lawrence
Katydids: Leaf Look-alikes by Natalie Lunis
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2012 Caldecott Honor Book)
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't) by Barbara Bottner
Neville by Norton Juster
Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis Workshop Puffin Game
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre
Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost
Swirl By Swirl: Spirals In Nature by Joyce Sidman
Won-Ton: a Cat Tale Told In Haiku by Lee Wardlaw (paired with Kitten's First Full Moon)

Kids' Wings Award Books

Even Aliens Need Snacks by Matthew McElligott
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen, Caldecott Honor 2013
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Caldecott Honor 2013

Hotshots by Chris L. Demarest
(Pair with Fire! ¡Fuego! Brave Bomberos)
How Rocket Learned to Read
by Tad Hills
(Pair with Rocket Writes a Story)
Just a Second by Steve Jenkins
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, Caldecott Medal, 2005 (paired with Won-Ton)
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, by Mo Willems,
Caldecott Honor 2005 (Pair with Kitten's First Full Moon)
Mom Operating Manual by Doreen Cronin and Laura Cornell
Nightsong by Ari Berk and Loren Long

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by David Small, Caldecott Honor
Otto the Book Bear by Kate Cleminson
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, by Mary Logue, Caldecott Honor 2013

TLA 2x2 Picture Books 2012

Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle by Mary Newell DePalma, puppy chase, toddler onomatopoeia
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, Ages 3-6. Clever nursery rhyme spin-off
Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds, Ages 4-8
, Caldecott Honor 2013
Demolition by Sally Sutton, Ages 3-7, big machines with evocative sounds
Fire! ¡Fuego! Brave Bomberos by Susan Middleton Elya, Ages 3-6. Bilingual bravery
Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack, Ages 3-6, Six Slurpy Stories
Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack, Ages 3-6, New perspectives
Horsefly and Honeybee by Randy Cecil, Ages 4-8, Friends cooperate to survive.
How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan, Ages 5-8, A funny guide for kids
I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman, Ages 3-5, A cumulative, chaotic tale
It’s a Tiger! by David LaRochelle, Ages 2-5, courage
A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, Ages 2-5, body language
Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins, Ages 3-7, Marketing lemonade
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas, (PK-2), A nervous singing cowboy spooks the cows.
Oddrey by Dave Whamond. 4-7, being different, bullying
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost, Ages 2-5. Looking at nature
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, Ages 4-8. What happens to a thief? Caldecott Medal 2013
Time for a Hug by Phillis & Green Gershator, Ages 3-5
Three Ninja Pigs by Cory Rosen Schwartz Ages 5-8, The three pigs are finally prepared for trouble!
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, Ages 4-7, Moose has trouble directing the alphabet!

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