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2016 LYRC 3-5 Study Guides and Additional Resources

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2016 LYRC 3-5th Grade Study Guides and Additional Resources

1. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
• Author’s website http://www.michellemarkel.com/ 
 
2. Case File 13:  Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage 
• Author website http://www.jeffreysavage.com/  
• Book Trailer from HarperKids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGINHY9NN3I 
• Skype: Yes. 15 minutes free. 1 hour visit, $100. See http://skypeanauthor.wikifoundry.com/page/Scott+Savag
 
3. Einstein the Class Hamster by Janet Tashjian, illustrated by Jake Tashjian 
• Publisher Lesson plan and activities (no discussion questions) http://janettashjian.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/einstein_guide_4P.pdf
• Author website http://janettashjian.com/ 
• Book Trailer by Author http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVOQjksT5E4 
• Video Interview of author and illustrator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57fNpc1_iMY 
 
4. Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee, illustrations by Kelly Light 
• HarperCollins discussion questions and first 49 pages of the book http://harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/class-acts/summer-2013/JennyLee_Yearbook.pdf 
 
5. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Author website http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/ 
Skype: Yes. Free. 10-15 minute meet the author or 45 minute in-depth visit. In-Depth Visit Cost: Free for schools where the students have read his books. See http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/kids/school-visits.php and http://skypeanauthor.wikifoundry.com/page/Chris+Grabenstein 
 
6. Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrations by Eric Larkin 
• Video about Will Allen’s Farm http://vimeo.com/15997939 
 
7. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, illustrations by Skottie Young
• HarperKids book trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMEC87U1gT0
• Bloomsbury book trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7FcApVPJCs 
• Author video, Neil Gaiman tells the inspiration behind the story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT6RpDl9bXc 
 
8. Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution by Don Brown 
• Author website http://www.booksbybrown.com/
 
9. Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne F. Rockwell, illustrated by Colin Bootman 
• Lerner Publishing Activity Document (No discussion questions) https://www.lernerbooks.com/digitalassets/Assets/Title%20Assets/11209/9780761355656/Classroom%20Activity.pdf [You must copy the full URL and paste it into your browser]
• Author website http://www.annerockwell.com/ 
• Video of the Jenkins Orphanage Band playing, circa 1928, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bopD0Ud75RU
 
10. Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy, illustrated by Joe Morse
• Author website http://www.johncoy.com/ 
• Publisher Activity Page, https://www.lernerbooks.com/digitalassets/Assets/Title%20Assets/11692/9780761366171/Invent%20a%20Sport%20or%20a%20Game.pdf  [You must copy the full URL and paste it into your browser]
• Publisher Research Project Page https://www.lernerbooks.com/digitalassets/Assets/Title%20Assets/11692/9780761366171/Research%20Project.pdf [You must copy the full URL and paste it into your browser]
 
11. The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline
• Author website http://www.paulfleischman.net/ 
 
12. The Mischievians by William Joyce 
• Book trailer http://vimeo.com/77079392
• Author website http://www.williamjoyce.com/ 
 
13. Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle, illustrations by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov 
• Lesson plan/ projects http://www.margaritaengle.com/core/Mountain%20Dog.pdfThis is not a comprehensive guide or lesson plan.
 
 
14. Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes
• Author website http://jewellparkerrhodes.com/ 
• Book Trailer (Coming Soon)
• Jewell’s publisher contact is Jenny Choy, Senior Manager, School and Library Marketing at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Jenny says that Jewell is open to Skype visits with Louisiana schools and libraries at no cost. Jenny’s email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
15. Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
• Author website http://lieslshurtliff.com/ 
• Skype: Yes. Free 20 minute Q&A. See http://lieslshurtliff.com/author-visits/