Shutta Crum is an award-winning writer and librarian. (In fact, she was Michigan’s 2002 Youth Librarian of the Year.) Her novel, Spitting Image, made the Kentucky Bluegrass and the South Carolina Junior Book award reading lists, as well as the New York Public Library’s Children’s Books, 2003—100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. The Bravest of the Brave, a 2006 Children’s Choices winner, made the Chicago Public Library’s The Best of the Best. Other books have graced state lists, or the Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year lists. In 2005, she was invited to read at the White House.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Library Lessons
Capitalize on the release of the movie this summer to interest students in these lessons.
- Curriculum Connections: Character Education
Character Traits Synonyms and Antonyms.
- Storytime: Talk Like a Pirate
Sample library treasure map, and reproducible map.
- Author Extensions: Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen Knowledge Quiz.
- Book Detectives: Genres Word Scramble
Unscramble genre words, then match them to books in that genre.