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?