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A Stone for Sascha

A Stone for Sascha”

A summer vacation is different for a young girl and her family without their beloved dog.

As the girl throws rocks into the ocean, she wonders and discovers a truth across the ages. A meteorite strikes Earth. This rock changes hands through many eras, becoming an important part of different civilizations.

Finally it lands at the bottom of the ocean and washes ashore to become something again.

A beautiful wordless story that deals with grief and how things never truly disappear.

This book promotes imagination, originality, and courage.

TITLE: A Stone for Sascha

AUTHOR: Aaron Becker

ILLUSTRATOR: Aaron Becker

PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2018

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, originality, courage

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Name one thing that goes on forever. How is the thing able to keep going on? What happens to this thing as time goes on? Does it change as it goes?

2) What else can a stone do? Brainstorm a list of ideas. Pick one of your ideas and change it into a story that can help someone.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Aaron Becker, visit:

http://www.storybreathing.com/about-aaron/

Watch the trailer and the story behind the making this book:

http://www.storybreathing.com/a-stone-for-sascha/

Wallpaper

Wallpaper”

After unpacking her things, a girl sits in her new bedroom, listening to the neighborhood kids play outside. She picks at a corner of peeling wallpaper and discovers…

worlds and…

a monster.

When the girl notices the monster is sad and lonely, she says hello. They play until her tummy rumbles for lunch. After lunch, she hears the kids playing and waves to them.

This book promotes imagination, courage, and creative problem solving.

TITLE: Wallpaper

AUTHOR: Thao Lam

ILLUSTRATOR: Thao Lam

PUBLISHER: Owlkids Books, 2018

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, courage, creative problem solving

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) If you peeled away wallpaper, what worlds might you find?

2) What can you do to welcome a new student to your school?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Thao Lam, visit:

http://thaolam.com/#about_me

Necks Out For Adventure

Necks Out For Adventure! The True Story of Edwin Wiggleskin”

Edwin, a Wiggleskin, asks his mom a very big question.

“What would happen if we flowed with the current?” The others laugh but his mom says, “Stick your neck out for adventure like you always do.” One day a terrible smell comes with two feet and two hands and scoops up all the Wiggleskins except Edwin.

Edwin gathers his courage and pops from his shell. He rides a big wave until he smells a terrible smell. Edwin rescues the Wiggleskins by teaching them “Necks out” to shuck their shells and run back to the ocean.

This book promotes creativity, courage, and risk-taking.

TITLE: Necks Out For Adventure! The True Story of Edwin Wiggleskin

AUTHOR: Timothy Basil Ering

ILLUSTRATOR: Timothy Basil Ering

PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2008

AGE GROUP: 6-9

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, courage, risk-taking

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Author Timothy Basil Ering doesn’t call a clam a clam. Instead he creates a new name, “wiggleskins.” Make a list of animals you’d find at the ocean. Next to each animal write another name for it. As you think up these new names, consider the animal’s attributes, habits and appearance.

2) What makes up an adventure? In your words, define the word adventure. What types of adventures interest you? Describe an adventure you’d like to take.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Timothy Basil Ering, visit:

http://www.encyclopedia.com/children/scholarly-magazines/ering-timothy-basil