2020-2021 LYRC 3-5 Additional Resources

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Below is a collection of resources for each of the 2020-2021 3-5th grade nominated titles.

Teaching Books has partnered with us to give access to their collection of resources for the LYRC 3-5th grade nominated titles through this link, https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlgxiyx. Teaching books provides access to author interviews, discussion guides, and much more. 


Teaching Books Overview, https://www.teachingbooks.net/support.cgi?f=support_quickstart#t_introvideo.


Book Taco is a free online resource designed to support the administration, assessment, and motivation of student participation in the LYRC program while providing educators a dynamic, interactive platform where they can monitor student reading progress (quiz results, book reviews, surveys), assign activities, and reward effort. Click the logo to access the site and create your free account, https://booktaco.com.


Book Taco Introduction Video: https://youtu.be/b8zvqhoWm7I



Resources are still being added, so please check back soon for more!


1. All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
2. Art of the Swap, The by Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone
Author website: Kristine Asselin, https://www.kristineasselin.com/ AND Jen Malone, https://www.jenmalonewrites.com/
3. Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Author website: https://sandraneilwallace.com 
Discussion points from The Classroom Bookshelf,   
Book Trailer by Illustrator Bryan Collier , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxKPZwj2s4 
4. Boo-Boos That Changed the World, The: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) 
by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Chris Hsu
Study Guides
Book Trailer 
o TX Bluebonnet made trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToTPxlGZXVg
5. Charlie and Frog (Book #1) by Karen Kane
Author website: http://www.karenkanebooks.com
6. Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
Author website: https://www.josephbruchac.com/
7. Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Tiemdow Phumiruk 
Author website: http://www.helainebecker.com/
8. Dear Sister  by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Joe Bluhm
Author website: https://alisonmcghee.com/ 
9. Fly to the Rescue (Tiny Geniuses: Book 1) by Megan E. Bryant
Author website: https://meganebryant.com/
10. Hammering for Freedom by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by John Holyfield
Author website: https://ritahubbard.com/
11. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment (Book #1) by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illustrated by Beverly Johnson
Book Trailer Dominoes https://youtu.be/V4_iT_QIn2o 
12. Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, The by Stacy McAnulty
Publisher Building Empany Guide with Books discussion questions and activities on page 8, https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9781524720087_5252.pdf#page=8
13. Phantom Tower, The by Keir Graff
14. Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo by Thane Maynard
Book Trailer (So Cute!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6x5y5AntiY
15. Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann