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Archive for the ‘Newbery Books’ Category

     Today’s Amazon Kindle daily deal for grades 6-12 is the 2005 Newbery Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt for just $1.99.
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers–and Turner’s–want to change into a tourist spot.

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Enjoy these free teaching resources from the Linda’s Links to Literature database.

  • Guide includes pre-teaching, discussion questions, and interdisciplinary activities. Listening Library
  • Literature Unit Free download after registering for the site. Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Novel Resource includes author information, booktalk, literary elements, curriculum connections, activities, discussion questions, and vocabulary. Leslie Preddy
  • Reader’s Theater Lerner Books
  • Reading Strategies include activities, strategies, and worksheets. Novelinks
  • Teacher’s Guide includes author information, thematic discussion questions, curriculum connections, vocabulary, and web links. Random House
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The 1952 Newbery Award Medal was awarded to Eleanor Estes for the book Ginger Pye.
The Kindle edition of this book is specially priced for today at $1.99.
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Appealing to grades 4-7, Ginger Pye focuses on the disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat that brings excitement into the lives of the Pye children.

Here a few book-related teaching resources from the Linda’s Links to Literature database:

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Books annotations are from The Library of Congress or Linda’s Links to Literature.

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