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Activities for the Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.


By Patricia MacLachlan

1994. Harper Collins

Available in braille from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Available in braille and Web-braille
(202) 707-5100

2. Braille Institute
$5.00 - Braille versions available for purchase.
(800) 272-4553

3. Braille International
(800) 336-3142

4. Seedlings
(800) 777-8552


1. Discuss
Discuss drought conditions, what causes drought, and how you would cope with drought.

2. Visit
Visit a fire station and talk about why Jacob's family didn't have a fire station near by.

3. Talk and help
Talk about how neighbors and family can help out in a crisis situation like a drought.

4. General Research
Check on the rainfall amounts for this month and for the year in the area that you live in.

5. Internet Research
Search using the keywords: Kansas, Maine, and droughts.

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