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Literature Awards: Mark Twain Award Nominees 2005-2006 Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the Mark Twain Award nominees for 2005-2006. Includes biographies for the authors, plus some book excerpts, reviews, and activities. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Utah’s version of the award, the Beehive Book Awards for Children’s Fiction.

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Find out how books are nominated and chosen for the award.
Read a short description of the book "Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story" by Delia Ray.
Here is an excerpt from the award nominated book.
Read an excerpt from the award nominated "How Angel Peterson Got His Name" on this website. Includes a link to Gary Paulsen's website.
This website is about "Ravenmaster's Secret" by Elvira Woodruff.
Explore the links to find out about this nominated book.
Read about the author and her nominated book "The City of Ember."
Here are discussion questions for the nominated book.
Read about the author of the nominated book "Cold in Summer."
This three page PDF file includes discussion questions and activity ideas for "The Boy Who Saved Baseball" by John Ritter.
Here is an excerpt from this award nominated book. Click on "Reader's Guide" for discussion questions and activity ideas to go along with the book.
Read about the nominated book "Jackie's Wild Seattle" and see where author Will Hobbs' came up with the idea for the story.
Read an excerpt from this nominated book by Daniel Ehrenhaft.
Here is the official website of Jeannette Ingold, author of "Mountain Solo." Includes an excerpt from the prologue of the book.
These links include information about the children's fiction books that were nominated for Utah's Beehive Award in 2005-2006. Includes author biographies, book reviews, and lesson plans. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Mark Twain Award, which is Missouri's version of the competition.

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