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Study Guides and Lesson Plans for "Where the Wild Things Are"

About Where the Wild Things Are
stories and pictures by Maurice Sendak:

In the forty years since the character Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. 


Where The Wild Things Are
Poster Where The Wild Things Are

24 in. x 18 in.
List price $14.99

Winner, 1964 Caldecott Medal
Notable Children's Books of 1940–1970 (ALA)
1981 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Illustration
1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, 1982 (NYT)
A Reading Rainbow Selection
1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)
1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)
100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Reader reviews of Where the Wild Things Are


A Guide to Using WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE in the Classroom...

This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This reproducible book presents an exciting approach to teaching well-known literature! It includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas for culminating and extending the novel. 48 pages.


Books About Where the Wild Things Are:

A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists Share Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal

Profiles six Caldecott award winning books and their authors, including Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings," Marcia Brown's "Cinderella," Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," William Steig's "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," Chris Van Allsburg's "Jumanji," and David Wiesner's "Tuesday." Many good stories for children and adults to enjoy. Written for ages 9 through 12. 48 pages.

How to Write a Children's Picture Book

Picture storybooks employ very distinctive structures that, once mastered, can be applied to any picture book you wish to write. This book analyzes the similar structures used in the best picture books and why they work and explains why an expert command of structure is the key to writing a successful children's picture book.


Audio Recordings:

How to Write a Children's Picture Book

Picture storybooks employ very distinctive structures that, once mastered, can be

'A classic recording for children,' is what School Library Journal said about this award-winning recording. Also included on the tape are Outside Over There, In the Night Kitchen, and The Nutshell Library.


Reading is Fun Poster
Reading is Fun Poster
18 in. x 24 in.
List price $15.99
Artwork by Maurice Sendak

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