Guides and Activities for Award-winning Literature
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Gifts and Givers Book and CD

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The Kids Wings Gifts and Givers Collection contains units for 24 award-wining books in 500 pages of activities, 7 "Jeopardy-type" games, and 9 Karoke-type songs.  You will love the book selection and the literature guides and activities will make your lesson planning a breeze.  Your kids will look forward to the activities that blend story with skills for mastery learning and will beg for more.  Using award-winning literature creates happy memories for a lifetime and will prepare students for problem solving that will make standardized tests simply another pleasant challenge.

Books with literature guides in Gifts and Givers include:

The Kids' Wings Award List for grades 3-8:
Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee (realistic school fiction)
I, Vivaldi by Janice Shefelman, illustrated by Tom Shefelman (picture book, biography of composer Antonio Lucio Vivaldi)
SPY! by Anna Myers (historical fiction adventure based on the life of Nathan Hale)
Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln by Judith St. George, illustrated by Matt Faulkner (picture book, biography, president)

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List for 2009-2010:

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman (A race to win the prize through puzzles!)
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff--Not Included in Gifts and Givers
Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport (Picture Book Biography)
The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating by A. W. Flaherty (Picture Book, Tall Tale for grades K-2)
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale, Martina una cucarachita muy linda (Picture Book, Folktale)
Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck (Easy Chapter Book)
Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop (Science Photography, nonfiction)
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman (Picture Book, nonfiction)
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Piper Reed: Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt
Savvy by Ingrid Law (2009 Newbery Honor Book)
Someone Named Eva by Joan Wolf (Historical Fiction, Holocaust)
Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney 
Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica (Football)
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (Picture Book, nonfiction)
What To Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules... by Barbara Kerley (Picture Book, fiction)
Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli
¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora (Picture Book, nonfiction)

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