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Winter 2017 Tillywig Award Winners

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Building Writing Skills Level 1 Back to top

The goal of this 96-page book, one it achieves with remarkable efficacy, is to 'equip third, fourth, and fifth graders with the tools they need to help them with the writing process.' The 5-step process used throughout the book (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing ) breaks writing into ordered, doable tasks that take much of the angst and mystery out writing. The steps are further broken down into inte...Read more

Critical Thinking Detective Back to top

Kids and adults quickly became hooked on the dozen fun, challenging yet satisfyingly solvable mysteries in Critical Thinking Detective. Most any reader willing to apply his or her powers of observation, deduction and inference can get to the bottom of these 12 entertaining whodunits. Each mystery involves a theft and provides the story, facts and a lineup of four suspects on a single page. The page that follows is broken ...Read more

Doodles Canine Coloring Fun Back to top
Age
5-7 yrs
Brain Child

Doodles Canine Coloring Fun is more than just an excellent coloring book. What sets it apart are the compelling fun facts that accompany each of the 34 full-page coloring activities and several great educational activities that appear towards the end of the book. Each illustration displays a particular breed (Basset Hound, Dalmatian, Poodle, . . .) and is accompanied by an entertaining fun fact. Those wide-ranging facts a...Read more

Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine Back to top

This bi-monthly online and print magazine is a wonderful resource that helps young people learn to write code and keep abreast of the ever-changing world of computer science. Due to savvy editorial choices and skilled writing, Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine is as entertaining as it is enlightening. A rich assortment of highly engaging articles (profiles, interviews, product reviews, math-related pieces, program...Read more

My Super Fun Play Book Back to top

Children and parents were awestruck by this beautifully-made, colorful fabric book and the many fine educational play activities it contains. Each of its 12 pages contains distinctly different, yet equally delightful activities to be explored - Tic Tac Toe, finger puppets, shape-matching, shoelaces to tie, cloth lollipops, an alarm clock, a pluck-able fruit tree, and a big-eyed, furry-eared dog, among others. Each page is...Read more

Sentence Diagramming Beginning Back to top

Delving into this excellent workbook quickly reveals the pleasures and benefits of sentence diagramming. Not least among these are the ways in which the puzzle-solving or game-like nature of the activity engages students at a very high level. Both the activity itself and the resultant diagrams convey a great deal of information with elegant, almost math-like brevity that gets students' brains working in new and different...Read more

Summer Fit Activities - 1st to 2nd Grade Back to top

In addition to helping children build academic skills over the summer, this fabulously fun and engaging workbook nurtures fundamental life skills that can yield a lifetime of benefits. This Whole Child approach includes Academics, Fitness (health, exercise and nutrition), Character Education and a focus on being planet friendly. Along with plentiful activities in reading, writing, math, language arts, science and geograph...Read more