In conjunction with my post at The Book Chook, Activities for Children’s Book Week 2014, I want to share the first of several PDFs I’ve made: Mystery Titles. You might also be interested in Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014.
In Mystery Titles, I’ve given clues to Australian short-listed books, most from 2014, but a couple of titles from 2013 to be extra fiendish! It’s in black and white for ease of printing on one A4 size sheet. The clues will hopefully have students researching more about children’s books in general, and the short-listed titles for Book of the Year in particular. I’ve also thrown in some challenging vocabulary for super sleuths – if they finish fast, why not ask them to create their own clues for the titles I didn’t use.
Just in case I’ve been too tricky, here are the answers. Hopefully, kids won’t find their way here!
1. Song for a Scarlet Runner
2. Meet Captain Cook
3. Kissed by the Moon
4. Pennies for Hitler (2013)
5. King Pig
6. The Ink Bridge (2013)
7. The Windy Farm
8. Too Many Elephants in this House (2013)
10. Welcome to my Country
You can download this PDF by clicking: MysteryTitles.