Author: William Pene du Bois
A Newbery Medal Winner Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. "William Pene du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell astory that has no age limit."—The Horn Book From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: William Pène du Bois
Professor William Sherman just wants to be alone, so he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon the likes of which no one has ever seen. Includes table of contents and author profile. Chapter Book: 10 chapters.
Author: William Pene Du Bois
Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.
The adventures of a disillusioned schoolteacher who sails across the Pacific Ocean in a giant balloon, and witnesses the explosion of the island of Krakatoa.
Author: William Pène Du Bois
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Lady Adelaide, a boxing kangaroo, helps to defeat the German army, thus becoming a heroine of the "Great War."
Author: Teresa Ives Lilly
This unit study offers many wonderful activities to use while having students read the book, but the book is not included. The entire unit also offers the ability to create a lapbook if you print out some of the pages. There are between 6 and 10 lessons. Activities in this lesson include Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, True and False, Comprehension, Encyclopedia Skills Activity, Journal Activity, Vocabulary, Sequencing, Handwriting, Main Idea, Prediction, Comparison Literature Skills Activities including: Main Character, Main Setting, Main Problem, Possible Solutions, Character Traits, Character Interaction, Cause and Effect, Description, Pyramid of Importance, Villain vs. Hero. Creative Writing Activities including: Letter, Fairy Tale, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fable, Dream or Nightmare, Tall Tale, Memoir, Newberry Award, A Different Ending. Writing Skills Activities including: Description, Expository, Dialogue, Process, Point of View, Persuasion, Compare and Contrast, Sequel, Climax and Plot Analysis. Poetry Skills Activities including: Couplet, Triplet, Quinzain, Haiku, Cinquain, Tanka, Diamante, Lantern and Shape Poem. Create a Newspaper Layout Activities including: Editorial, Travel, Advice Column, Comics, Society News, Sports, Obituary, Weddings, Book Review, Want Ads, Word Search. Poster Board Activities including: Collage, Theater Poster, Wanted Poster, Coat of Arms, Story Quilt, Chalk Art, Silhouette, Board Game Construction, Door Sign, Jeopardy. The unit has many activities which can be generally used with other books along with the specific questions and comprehension for this book.
Author: Denis Markell
When Ted inherits his uncle's apartment "and all the treasure within," he realizes the apartment is set up like a real-life video game and must solve the puzzles with his friends to discover the treasure.
Author: William Pène Du Bois
When a circus and three visitors come to town, the detective, known to most people as a young boy who is an incessant day dreamer, meets his first challenge.
Author: Uri Orlev
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Living on the outskirts of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, fourteen-year-old Marek and his grandparents shelter a Jewish man in the days before the Jewish uprising.
Author: Katherine Paterson
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Mei Lin, a woman warrior, and pigboy Wang Lee find love, intrigue, adventure, and danger as rebels seeking to overthrow the Chinese emperor during the 1850s amid the Taiping Rebellion.
Author: Mary Robinson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Based on the thirty rights listed in the "United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights," explores the basic freedoms of human beings, especially children, with examples of how these rights have been implemented around the world.
Author: Daniel Pinkwater
Publisher: Candlewick Press
With signature wit and whimsy, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater introduces an eccentric, endearing babysitter every child will wish they could have. Nick and Maxine live in a tall building with one apartment on top of another. So when they look out their window and see a little house they never knew was there, of course they must visit (especially when their parents tell them not to!). Going through the boiler room, they're amazed to find to a secret backyard with a garden, a porch, and a statue of a cat. And they're even more amazed when that cat starts to talk. . . . Welcome to the world of Mrs. Noodlekugel, where felines converse and serve cookies and tea, vision-impaired mice join the party (but may put crumbs up their noses), and children in search of funny adventures are drawn by the warm smell of gingerbread and the promise of magical surprises.
Author: Laura Marx Fitzgerald
In 1929 New York City, twelve-year-old housemaid Martha O'Doyle suspects that a wealthy recluse may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings on her gallery walls.
Author: Irene N. Watts
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Collects the stories of Marianne Kohn and Sophie Mandel, following their journey from Germany on the Kindertransport to England, and their new lives there.