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    Lois Lowry’s Newberry Award winning book, Number the Stars, is a classic and a wonderful book to use to ‘delve deeper.’ This resource of book activities has been designed to do just that!

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder published in 1939, the fifth of nine books in her Little House series. It is based on a few years of her childhood when the Ingalls lived at Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, during the 1870s. The original dust jacket proclaimed, “The true story of an American pioneer family by the author of Little House in the Big Woods“. The novel was a Newbery Honor book in 1940.

    Interest Level: Grades 4 – 7 Reading Level: Grades 4 -6
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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Out of the Dust is a verse novel by Karen Hesse, first published in 1997 and the recipient of the 1998 Newbery Award. A poem cycle that reads as a novel, Out of the Dust tells the story of a girl named Billie Jo, who struggles to help her family survive the dust-bowl years of the Depression. Fighting against the elements on her Oklahoma farm, Billie Jo takes on even more responsibilities when her mother dies in a tragic accident.

    Interest level:
    Grades 5 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 5 – 8

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    Sarah, Plain and Tall was written by Patricia MacLachlan, and the winner of the 1986 Newbery Medal, the 1986 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the 1986 Golden Kite Award. It explores themes of loneliness, abandonment, and coping with change.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 2 – 5

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    Maniac Magee is a novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and published in 1990. Exploring themes of racism and homelessness, it follows the story of an orphan boy looking for a home in the fictional Pennsylvania town of Two Mills. He becomes a local legend for feats of athleticism and fearlessness, and his ignorance of sharp racial boundaries in the town. It is popular in elementary school curricula, and has been used in scholarly studies on the relationship of children to racial identity and reading. 

    Reading level: 5th Grade

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters as well as vocabulary activities. (25 pages – Answer Keys provided)

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    This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

    Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    The Midwife’s Apprentice is a children’s novel by Karen Cushman. It tells of how a homeless girl becomes a midwife’s apprentice—and establishes a name and a place in the world, and learns to hope and overcome failure. This novel won the John Newbery Medal in 1996.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 6 – 12

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    A Year Down Yonder is a novel by Richard Peck published in 2000 and won the Newbery Medal in 2001.
    The Great Depression is finally over in 1937, but times are still hard. Because her parents cannot care for her while they struggle to regain their financial footing back in Chicago, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her Grandma Dowdel in a small town in southern Illinois…

    Interest level: Grades 4 – 8 Reading level: Grades 4 – 8
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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    The Giver is a 1993  novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a 12-year-old boy named Jonas. The society has taken away pain and strife by converting to “Sameness”, a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, as there may be times where one must draw upon the wisdom gained from history to aid the community’s decision making. Jonas struggles with concepts of all the new emotions and things introduced to him: whether they are inherently good, evil, or in between, and whether it is even possible to have one without the other. The Community lacks any color, memory, climate, or terrain, all in an effort to preserve structure, order, and a true sense of equality beyond personal individuality.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 3 – 8
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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    The Whipping Boy is a Newbery medal-winning children’s book by Sid Fleischman, first published in 1986.
    It is the story of a friendship that develops between Prince Brat and his whipping boy, Jemmy, who was forced to take punishments for the prince. Though these boys seem to be complete opposites, they display courage and a willingness to help one another when they are faced with danger.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 2 – 5

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    The View from Saturday is a children’s novel by E. L. Konigsburg, published in 1996. It won the 1997 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature, the author’s second Medal. Theme of the book: “Kindness and the courage it takes to be kind.”

    Reading level: 6th-8th Grade

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech, published and winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal. The major themes in the story include the development of new relationships, dealing with grief, love, death, cultural identity, women’s roles as mothers and wives, the hardships of life, and the adventures of misunderstandings and coming to terms with reality.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 3 – 8

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children’s literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom in their imaginations. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel from a real event that occurred in August 1974 when her son’s friend was struck dead by lightning.

    The novel tells the story of fifth grader Jesse Aarons, who becomes friends with his new neighbor, Leslie Burke, after he loses a footrace to her at school. She is a smart, talented, outgoing tomboy from a wealthy family, and he thinks highly of her. He is an artistic boy from a poorer family who, in the beginning, is fearful, angry, and depressed. After his meeting Leslie, his life is transformed. He becomes courageous and learns to let go of his frustration. They create a kingdom for themselves, which Leslie names “Terabithia.”

    Interest level: Grades 4 – 7 Reading level: Grades 3 – 7

     

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder published in 1937, the fourth of nine books in her Little House series. It is based on a few years of her childhood when the Ingalls lived at Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, during the 1870s. The original dust jacket proclaimed, “The true story of an American pioneer family by the author of Little House in the Big Woods“. The novel was a Newbery Honor book in 1938.

    Interest Level:
    Grades 3 – 7
    Reading Level:
    Grades 4 – 5
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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    Dead End in Norvelt is an autobiographical novel by the American author Jack Gantos, published  in 2011. It features a boy named Jack Gantos and is based in the author’s hometown, Norvelt, Pennsylvania. According to one reviewer, the “real hero” is “his home town and its values”.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 4 – 10

     

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    These Happy Golden Years written by Laura Ingalls Wilder is the eighth of nine books in her Little House series – although it originally ended it. It is based on her later adolescence near De Smet, South Dakota, featuring her short time as a teacher, beginning at age 15, and her courtship with Almanzo Wilder. It spans the time period from 1882 to 1885, when they marry. The novel was a Newbery Honor book in 1944

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 4 – 6

     

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Farmer Boy written by Laura Ingalls Wilder was the second-published one in the Little House series. The novel is based on the childhood of Wilder’s husband, Almanzo Wilder, who grew up in the 1860s near the town of Malone, New York. It covers roughly one year of his life, beginning just before his ninth birthday and describes a full year of farming. Itescribes in detail the endless chores involved in running the Wilder family farm, all without powered vehicles or electricity. Young as he is, he rises before 5am every day to milk cows and feed stock. In the growing season, he plants and tends crops; in winter, he hauls logs, helps fill the ice house, trains a team of young oxen, and sometimes—when his father can spare him—goes to school. The novel includes stories of his brother, Royal, and sisters, Eliza Jane and Alice.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 4 – 6
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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    Shiloh is a Newbery Medal-winning children’s novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor published in 1991. The 65th book by Naylor, it is the first in a quartet about a young boy and the title character, an abused dog. Naylor decided to write Shiloh after an emotionally taxing experience in West Virginia where she encountered an abused dog.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 7
    Reading level:
    Grades 4 – 7
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    Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children’s Book
    Beverly Cleary’s timeless Newbery Medal-winning book explores difficult topics like divorce, insecurity, and bullying through the thoughts and emotions of a sixth-grade boy as he writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw.

    After his parents separate, Leigh Botts moves to a new town with his mother. Struggling to make friends and deal with his anger toward his absent father, Leigh loses himself in a class assignment in which he must write to his favorite author. When Mr. Henshaw responds, the two form an unexpected friendship that will change Leigh’s life forever.

    From the beloved author of the Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse series comes an epistolary novel about how to navigate and heal from life’s growing pains.

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    The Long Winter
    is a historical fiction children’s novel written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and published in 1940, the sixth of nine books in her Little House series. It is set in southeastern Dakota Territory during the severe winter of 1880–1881, when she turned 14 years old. The novel was one runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1941 (Newberry Honor Book).

    Interest Level:
    Grades
    4 – 8
    Reading Level:
    Grades
    3 – 6
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