Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A World Without Heroes Discussion Questions

After you have read A World Without Heroes, answer the following discussion questions:
1. A World Without Heroes is a fantasy.  Fantasy stories are those created with imagination.  Can you give any evidence to support that this is a fantasy book?
2. There are a lot of unique names in the book, such as Maldor, Galloran, and Tark.  Do you think that the names help create the character (good or bad)?
3. What is a hero?  Jason has a big decision in that he desires to go home, but can also sacrifice everything and become a hero for Lyrian.  Which would you choose?

If you would like to read the rest of the series, try:
2. Seeds of Rebellion
3. Chasing the Prophecy

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers

After reading Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers answer the following discussion questions:

1.  Stink's Stinky Facts are scattered throughout the book in cartoons.  Do you have any favorite facts?

2. Stink has a lot of jobs that he wants to be when he grows up: pro smeller, president of a candy store, and an inventor.  What would you like to be when you grown up?  What is the strangest job you have every heard of?

3.  Stink judges the All-Time, World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneaker Contest.  Would you enter your shoes in this contest?  Have you won a contest before?  What kind?

For more fun with Stink, check out the rest of the series:

  1. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
  2. Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker                              
  3. Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
  4. Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express
  5. Stink: Solar System Super Hero
  6. Stink: The Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown           

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ivy + Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go

After you have read Ivy+Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go, answer the following discussion questions:

1.  Are you more like Ivy or Bean?

2.  Ivy likes big words, such as “imagination” and “plesiosaur”. Are there any large words that you like to say?

3. The girls created a gymnastics club so they could do cartwheels at recess. Can you do a cartwheel? What is something special that you can do that would make a great club?

4. Do you have a brother or sister? Do you always get along? Have you ever done something, such as Bean cutting Nancy’s hair, to your brother or sister?

5. Their teacher says that Ivy has imagination when talking about the ghost. Do you think that imagination was a good or bad thing in this case?

For more adventures of Ivy & Bean, try:
     1.  Ivy + Bean
     2.  Ivy + Bean and the Ghost Who Had to Go
     3.  Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record
     4.  Ivy + Bean Take Care of the Babysitter
     5.  Ivy + Bean Bound to Be Bad
     6.  Ivy + Bean Doomed to Dance
     7.  Ivy + Bean What’s the Big Idea?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Poppy Discussion Questions

After reading Poppy, answer the following discussion questions:

1.  Why does Mr. Ocax tell the mice that he will protect them?  Do you think he really protects them?

2.  Do you think Mr. Ocax was a bully?  Why or why not?

3.  Why do you think Poppy's mother and father trust Mr. Ocax?

4.  Ereth says that Poppy is "pretty small to be a heroine" (Chapter 13).  What qualities in Poppy do you think help in her success?

5.  Did you like the ending?  Why or why not?

6.  Who was your favorite character and why?

If you would like to read the rest of the series, try:
1.  Ragweed
3.  Poppy and Rye
4.  Ereth's Birthday
5.  Poppy's Return
6.  Poppy and Ereth

Judy Moody Gets Famous Discussion Questions

After reading Judy Moody Gets Famous!, answer the following discussion questions:

1.  Have you ever won a prize?  What kind of prize was it?  What did you win it for?  Did you feel famous?

2.  Have you ever told a lie?  Is it a lie if you don't tell the truth, such as when Judy threw the mealworm at Jessica?

3.  Do you have a pet?  Does it do any tricks?

4.  What would you like to be famous for?

For more fun with Judy Moody, check out the rest of the series:
1.  Judy Moody
2.  Judy Moody Gets Famous!
3.  Judy Moody Saves the World!
4.  Judy Moody Predicts the Future
5.  Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is In!
6.  Judy Moody Declares Independence
7.  Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days
8.  Judy Moody Goes to College
9.  Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Hatchet Discussion Questions

After reading Hatchet, answer the following discussion questions:

1.   As the story opens, where is Brian going?  Why?

2.  What lesson does Brian recall from Mr. Perpich?  How does this lesson help Brian when he is stranded in the wilderness?

3.  How might the story have been different if Brian had dropped the hatchet in the process of swimming to shore right after the plane crashed into the lake?

4.  What do you think might have happened if Brian hadn't been rescued when he was?

5.  Do you think that Hatchet might have been different if the main character was adult or female?

6.  What one item would you want if you were in Brian's situation?

If you would like to read the rest of the series, try:
2.  The River
3.  Brian's Winter
4.  Brian's Return
5.  Brian's Hunt