2016 LYRC 3-5 Study Guides and Additional Resources


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
• HarperCollins teacher guide  http://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/HarperCollins/BraveGirlGuide.pdf 
• Author’s website http://www.michellemarkel.com/ 
• Lessons plans http://sixtraitgurus.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/kick-off-womens-history-month-with-two-new-biographical-picture-books/ and http://classroombookshelf.blogspot.com/2014/01/brave-girl-clara-and-shirtwaist-makers.html
2. Case File 13:  Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage 
Study Guide
• 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 
Study Guide
• 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 
Study Guide
• HarperCollins discussion questions and first 49 pages of the book http://harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/class-acts/summer-2013/JennyLee_Yearbook.pdf 
• Book websites http://elvisandtheunderdogs.com/ 
5. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
• Study Guide http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/kids/PDFs/escape-from-mr-lemoncellos-library-study-guide.pdf 
Library scavenger hunt game http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/kids/escape-from-mr-lemoncellos-library-game.php
Author website http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/ 
Book Trailer http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/kids/escape-from-mr-lemoncellos-library.php#trailer 
Author interview http://www.uskidsmags.com/blog/2013/07/13/jack-and-jill-interviews-author-chris-grabenstein/ 
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 
Study Guide from Publisher, 
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
• Teacher Guide http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763646016.btg.1.pdf 
• Lesson Plan http://classroombookshelf.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-matchbox-diary.html
• Author website http://www.paulfleischman.net/ 
12. The Mischievians by William Joyce 
Study Guide
• Book trailer http://vimeo.com/77079392
• Author website http://www.williamjoyce.com/ 
• Author interview http://smashinginterviews.com/interviews/authors/william-joyce-interview-when-things-go-missing-mischievous-creatures-may-be-to-blame 
13. Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle, illustrations by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov 
Study Guide
• Lesson plan/ projects http://www.margaritaengle.com/core/Mountain%20Dog.pdfThis is not a comprehensive guide or lesson plan.
• Author website http://www.margaritaengle.com/ 
• Official trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QSVA7SJAEs
14. Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes
• Educator’s Guide/ Lesson Plan http://media.hdp.hbgusa.com/titles/assets/reading_group_guide/9780316043052/EG_9780316043052.pdf 
• Trivia questions http://jewellparkerrhodes.com/children/books/sugar/sugar-trivia-questions/ 
• Teaching resources http://jewellparkerrhodes.com/children/books/sugar/teaching-resources/  
• 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/