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Newberys and the 'Net


If you like the Animorphs series
  • Go to this Scholastic site to morph some people, see a book trailer (scroll down to find it), and see other books you might like.
  • Go to Build Your Wild Self to play with morphing. Share this site (and help) younger brothers and sisters. You could read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak to preschoolers - first graders too so they have a reading connection. Take a peek at **Where the Wild Things Are**.

Asperger's and Autism Fiction Characters

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
  • Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  • Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
  • Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Authistic Savant: a Memoir by Danile Tammet (92 TAM)
  • London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
  • Mindblind by Jennifer Roy
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord
  • Running on Dreams by Herb Heiman
  • Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Wright and Wong Mystery: The Case of the Prank that Stank by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz

Asperger's and Autism Connections



In the news: http://youtu.be/rUOpqd0rQSo

Charles Darwin

If you like The Danger Box by Blue Balliett, you might want to take this Virtual Tour of Darwin on the Beagle. Read this interview with Blue Balliett and she can introduce you to other famous people besides Charles Darwin.

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The chronological order of the series is 1. The Magicians Nephew 2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 3. The Horse and His Boy 4. Prince Caspian 5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 6. The Silver Chair 7. The Last Battle. The books were not written or published in chronological order, so, originally, the first book was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Go to Narnia Chronology for more information and for games.

Japanese Treatment during World War II

On December 7, 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii Territory. (Hawaii didn't become a state until August 21, 1959.) More than 2,300 Americans were killed. Twelve American ships were destroyed or damaged. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed; the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. The United States declared war on Japan the next day. This is how the United States entered World War II. Japan's allies declared war against the United States soon after.

Pearl Harbor Picture Collections

The United States was at war as a direct result of Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor. Also, Japanese Americans and anyone who looked Japanese were not trusted because of the bombing. Suddenly, Japanese Americans were being treated as the enemy. Their homes, businesses, and possessions were taken from them and they were sent off to camps.

Non-Fiction Books
  • Air-Raid Pearl Harbor: The Story of December 7, 1941 by Theodore Taylor
  • Dear Miss Breed: The True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian who Made a Difference
    by Joanne Oppenheim This is a true story and a collection of correspondence (letters) that incarcerated Japanese American children sent to Clara Breed. Web site for the book: http://www.dearmissbreed.com/

Fiction Books
  • Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse
  • The Fences Between Us by Piper Davis
  • Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Lorien Legacies

Read I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore and then go to the Lorien Legacies' web page: http://iamnumberfourfans.com/the-lorien-legacies/
Find out more about the characters and other books in the series. Play the games and activities. Watch the book trailer: http://iamnumberfourfans.com/activities/


Go to http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm to generate your own poems.


Twitterature is the title of a book and also literature retold through tweets. Tweets are only 149 characters. We could take this challenge! Can you retell a Harry Potter book in only 149 characters?!! (A character is any letter, space, punctuation mark --anything that takes up a space.) I need to add some twitterature examples.


Read The Search for Wondla and A Hero for Wondla, books by Tony DiTerlizza then go to the Wondla website at
http://wondla.com/home/ . Play games, explore the Wondla map, read about the author, and explore the extras on the website. There is also a free Wondla app for iPads. See The Search for Wondlabook trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wynr6P_AGs0