Literature Awards: Mark Twain Award Nominees 2004-2005
Here is information about the Mark Twain Award nominees for 2004-2005. Includes author biographies, book reviews, lesson plans, activities, and book excerpts. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Peg Kehret.
Scholastic: Andrew Clements
Here is a biography for author of "A Week in the Woods." Click on "See Author Video" to watch Clements talk about the book. Click on "Classroom Activity" for an activity to go along with the book.
Welcome to Avi's Website
This site is all about Avi and his books. Also includes a description of his award-nominated book, "Crispin: The Cross of Lead." NOTE: The site includes a moderated discussion board.
Crispin: A Cross of Lead" by Avi
This four-page pdf file includes vocabulary and research lessons for the book.
Linda Sue Park
Author Linda Sue Park's official site has a books section with an excerpt and reviews on "When My Name was Keoka."
Jonathon Scott Fuqua
Learn more about this nominated author, author of the book "Darby."
BookNotes Teacher's Guide: "Hoot"
This four-page pdf file is a teaching guide for the nominated book. Includes group discussion questions and interdisciplinary lesson plans.
Jerry Spinelli Intro Page
Read all about Jerry Spinelli and his books.
Scholastic: "Loser" by Jerry Spinelli
Here are discussion questions for the award-nominated book. Click on "Author's Note" to read Spinelli's thoughts on the book.
"Stand Tall": Author's View
Read Joan Bauer's thoughts on her book "Stand Tall." Click on "Discussion Guides" for two discussion guides on the book. Click on "Bio" to read about the author.
Peg Kehret's Books
This is the author's official site. Click on "Books for Kids" to read about the book "Stranger Next Door." Click on "biography to read about Kehret.
BookNotes: Teacher's Guide: "Pictures of Hollis Woods"
This five-page pdf file is a teaching guide for the book by Patricia Reilly Giff. Includes group discussion questions and interdisciplinary lesson plans.
Read about this nominated author. Click on "Novels" to read or hear an excerpt from "Ruby Holler."
Here are the first two chapters of "Surviving the Applewhites." Scroll to the bottom and click on "Biography" to read about the author. Also includes a link to another discussion guide.
BookNotes: Teacher's Guide: "Trouble Don't Last"
This four-page pdf file has discussion questions and interdisciplinary lesson plans for the book by Shelly Pearsall.
Shelley Pearsall, Author of "Trouble Don't Last"
Read about this nominated author. Click on "About Shelley Pearsall" to read her biography. Click on "Trouble Don't Last" to read more about the book.
Janet Lee Carey
Learn about the nominated author of "Wenny Has Wings." Click on "Wenny Has Wings" to read an excerpt from the book.
Jacqueline Davies Homepage
Read about the author of the book "Where the Ground Meets the Sky." Click on "My Books" for many interdisciplinary activities.
eThemes Resources: Author Study: Peg Kehret
These sites are about childrens' adventure writer Peg Kehret. See a list of her books and synopses. Includes activities to go along with her book "Earthquake Terror."