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Sarah Weeks has been writing children’s books and songs for the past twenty years. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and NYU and recently became an adjunct faculty member in the prestigious Writing Program at the New School University, in New York City.

Her first YA novel, So B. It, which appeared on the LA Times bestseller list was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Booksense 2004 best book of the year and received the 2004 Parent’s Choice Gold Award. Her second novel, the highly anticipated Jumping the Scratch will be released by HarperCollins in Spring 2006. Ms. Weeks has written four books in a humorous middle grade series, Boyds Will Be Boyds, published in both club and trade editions by Scholastic. Her popular Regular Guy series for middle graders has resulted in a development deal with Disney for a feature length live-action film. She has written more than thirty picture books, which include such bestsellers as Mrs. McNosh Hangs up Her Wash, If I Were a Lion, Crocodile Smile, Follow the Moon and What’s Under that Hat? In addition to being an author, Ms. Weeks is an accomplished singer/songwriter. She has written for television, stage and screen and a number of her picturebooks include songs which she both writes and sings for the accompanying CD’s. Her novels, picture books, book-with-CD packages, pop-up books, board books and early readers have been published by HarperCollins, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Harcourt and Dial Books. Ms. Weeks’ titles have sold well over a million copies, including several foreign editions.

Sarah is a tireless promoter, visiting schools throughout the country, talking to children about writing, reading her books, singing her songs, serving as author-in-residence and speaking to teachers and librarians at national conferences including IRA, ALA and NCTE. She lives in New York City with her two teenage sons.

Montana 1948 book details

Montana 1948 book details

Montana 1948 is a 1993 novel by Larry Watson. The novel focuses on the life of young Montanan David Hayden, his family and the fictional town of Bentrock, Montana. The book was awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. The book focuses on the struggles of a family torn between loyalty and justice.

Plot

The story follows the Hayden family and their struggle with loyalty, justice, identity and family. Family members include: the narrator - 12 year old David, his father and town sheriff Wes, David's mother Gail, his uncle Frank, grandfather and predecessor as sheriff Len and the housekeeper Marie Little Soldier. When David's family's Native American housekeeper Marie falls ill, Frank Hayden, the local doctor is called. When Marie refuses medical treatment, David's parents, Gail and Wes, discover that Frank has been preying on the local native American women, raping and molesting them. Wes confronts Frank at a dinner at their father's house. Wes and Gail reach a compromise. When Marie is found dead, Frank convinces the family it is a result of the illness, however David proves (with many reservations) that Frank had murdered her, in order to silence her. Marie's parents choose to have her buried in North Dakota. The family faces much turmoil as Wes attempts to remain loyal to justice and family, but his inability to make a choice leaves him to imprison his brother in the basement. At this stage, David's grandfather intervenes, showing his clear favour for Frank over Wes. He sends men to break Frank out of his jail, however Gail fights to stop them, leaving her deeply traumatized by the experience. That night, the family hear the sound breaking glass in the basement, but pass it off as caused by the anger of Frank. Next morning, Wes finds Frank dead in the basement, having committed suicide. The family choose to cover up the suicide, in an attempt to save Frank's reputation, however David's grandfather does not forgive Wes, and so Wes, David and Gail are ostracized from the Montana township. They move to Fargo, North Dakota where Wes takes a job as a lawyer.

Awards

The Milkweed National Fiction Prize

The Mountains & Plains Bookseller Association Regional Book Award

Named one of the Best Books of 1993 by both Library Journal and Booklist

The International Raymond Association's Young Readers Award

non-fiction books for kids/?

non-fiction books for kids/?

Secrets Of The Sphinx (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) (Hardcover)

by James Cross Giblin, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) (This one is one of my favorites).

Pyramid by David Macaulay is a good book for looking and studying at pictures, but the text is a little dense.

Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt (Ologies) by Emily Sands and Dugald A. Steer (Hardcover - Oct 25, 2005)

Pyramids: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt (Kaleidoscope Kids) by Avery Hart, Paul Mantell, and Michael Kline (Paperback - Aug 1997)

Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book About Ancient Egypt by Gail Gibbons (Hardcover - Jun 1, 2004)

I Wonder Why Pyramids Were Built (I Wonder Why) by Philip Steele (Paperback - April 19, 2006)

Pyramid (DK Eyewitness Books) by DK Publishing (Hardcover - Aug 2, 2004)

Pharaohs & Pyramids (The Usborne Time Traveller) by Tony Allan, Abigail Wheatley, and Toni Goffe (Paperback - Sep 2003)

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books) by Elizabeth Payne (Paperback - Feb 12, 1981)

Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series) by Carmella Van Vleet (Paperback - Nov 1, 2006)

Voices of Ancient Egypt by Kay Winters and Barry Moser (Hardcover - Oct 1, 2003)

If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt: Children of the Ancient World (If I Were a Kid in. . .) by Cobblestone Publishing (Hardcover - Feb 28, 2007)

The Ancient Egypt Pop-up Book: In Association with the British Museum by James Putnam (Hardcover - Nov 22, 2003)

Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia: Travel into history to discover the lost civilizations of Egypt, Sumer, Assyria and Babylon with 30 exciting ... projects that will bring the past to life by Philip Steele (Paperback - Mar 25, 2006)

National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Egypt: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Egypt's Past (NG Investigates) by Jill Rubalcaba (Hardcover - Nov 14, 2006)

Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life (Spend The Day Series) by Linda Honan (Paperback - Sep 7, 1999)

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt by School Specialty Pub, Geraldine Harris, and Delia Pemberton (Hardcover - Feb 9, 2001)

Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure: Secrets of Ancient Egypt by Lila Perl Yerkow and Erika Weihs (Paperback - Sep 24, 1990)

Gods of Ancient Egypt (Dover Pictorial Archives) (Paperback)

by Bruce LaFontaine

Ancient Egypt (Kingfisher Voyages) by Simon Adams and Kent Weeks (Hardcover - Oct 15, 2006)

A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Egypt (Time Tours) by Lesley Sims, Jane Chisholm, Emma Dodd, and Ian Jackson (Paperback - Jan 2001)

Cleopatra by Diane Stanley

The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone by James Cross Giblin

Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of A Pharaoh (DK Discoveries) by DK Publishing

Mummy (DK Eyewitness Books) by DK Publishing

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