Explore the world of Philip C. Stead + Erin E. Stead through The Stead Collection activity kits!
Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, as well as Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Honor Book.
Erin E. Stead is the illustrator of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, as well as Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Honor Book.
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Bringing Down A President: The Watergate Scandal by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy
A middle-grade retelling of Richard Nixon’s downfall, Bringing Down A President: The Watergate Scandal is an inventive and timely look at one of the biggest scandals to ever rock our nation by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy, featuring graphic novel style illustrations by Tim Foley.
Comprised almost completely of primary source quotes (good thing Nixon’s recorder was on) and interspersed with contextual narrative, this captivating account of the trials and tribulations of the Nixon Administration has been rendered screenplay style offering an extraordinarily immediate narrative of one of America’s most turbulent eras.DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER’S GUIDE HERE →
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The Lost Boy’s Gift by Kimberly Willis Holt
Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy’s Gift, an insightful middle-grade novel.
There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay.
Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parents’ divorce. He’s leaving behind his whole life—everything—and he’s taking a suitcase of anger with him. But Daniel is in for a surprise when he settles into While-a-Way Lane and meets his new neighbors—the Lemonade Girl, the hopscotching mailman, the tiny creatures, and especially Tilda Butter. Tilda knows how to look and listen closely, and it’s that gift that helps Daniel find his way in that curious placed called While-a-Way Lane.