Number the Stars

The Newbery Award-winning book, Number the Stars, has educated many children about the bravery of the Danish people in World War II. Use these activities to extend the reach of the book.
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Books by Lois Lowry

All About Sam
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
Sam Krupnik gets to tell about living with his sister, Anastasia.

The Anastasia series are the funny stories of a mischievous girl.
Years: 7-12
Anastasia, Absolutely Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Anastasia Again!. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
Anastasia at This Address Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
Anastasia At Your Service Houghton Mifflin, 1982.
Anastasia Has the Answers Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
Anastasia Krupnik Houghton Mifflin, 1979.
Anastasia On Her Own Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
Anastasia's Chosen Career Houghton Mifflin, 1987.
Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst Houghton Mifflin, 1984.

Attaboy, Sam!
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
Years: 7-12
Sam Krupnick tries to make a perfect perfume for his mother's 38th birthday.

Autumn Street
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1980.
Years: 7-12
Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house during World War II and learns the hard realities of the adult world.

Find a Stranger, Say Good-Bye
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.
Years: 7-12
Seventeen-year-old Natalie is loved by her family and boyfriend. The only missing thing is her biological mother.

The Giver
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Newbery Award
Years: 7-12
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a future world. He faces many problems and decisions when he discovers the truth about his world.

Looking Back: A Book of Memories
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Years: 7-12
Lois Lowry shares her history and reveals where her stories stem from by using her family photos.

Number the Stars
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. Newbery Award
Years: 7-12
Set in Denmark during World War II, the reader learns how acts of bravery saved the Danish Jews.

The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
Years: 7-12
Caroline and her brother think their mother's boyfriend is going to try to kill them.

Rabble Starkey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1987.
Years: 7-12
Twelve-year-old Rabble Starkey and her mother are hired to look after some children. They move to a huge house and feel they finally found a home.

See You Around, Sam!
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
Years: 7-12
Sam Krupnik decides to run away.

Stay! Keeper's Story
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Years: 7-12
This is the story of a lowly stray dog's encounters with danger and unexpected opportunity.

A Summer to Die
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Years: 7-12
A beautiful story of two sisters who have to face the fatal illness of the elder one.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
Years: 7-12
Caroline, age eleven, and J.P., age thirteen, are given unpleasant responsibilities in their father's new "family" and they are determined to get revenge.

Taking Care of Terrific
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
Years: 7-12
Fourteen-year-old babysitter Enid enjoys unexpected friendships until she is charged with kidnapping.

Us and Uncle Fraud
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
Years: 7-12
Mysterious things begin to happen after Uncle Claude comes to stay with his sister's family.

Your Move, J.P.!
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
Years: 7-12
J.P. falls in love with a new girl and tells lies to win her attention.

Zooman Sam
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Four-year-old Sam's desire to be a zookeeper leads him to exciting activities (including reading).

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