Grade 4-Grade 8
The Dakota Territory in which the book is set is a wide, uninhabited land created anew each day by sunlight and wind: a vast canvas for a child's imagination, a land where a family can build a life and a living. But "awed and oppressed by the vast prairie,...
Grade 5-Grade 8
Twelve year old Mary Jemison took her peaceful days on her family's farm in eastern Pennsylvania for granted. But on a spring day in 1758, something happened that changed her life forever. "In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs...
The Art Lesson
Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.
The Gospel of Laughter
Reading level Grades 2-4. Models author's craft of anticipation. Theme - art. Promotes...
"Laughter can be the best medicine, but only if it is used as a way to express the joy as well as the hope that is ours as we place our confidence in God."
The Secret School
Grade 3-Grade 6
When a country one-room school teacher is called away for the last few months of the school year and the school is closed, fourteen year old Ida decides to fill in so that students can continue their education and so that she and an older student can still...
Using Humor in the Classroom
Research and experience shows that the use of humor in the classroom can be an excellent tool for promoting a productive, healthy learning environment. This article explores the benefits of humor in the classroom, and offers specific ideas, guidelines, and...