1. Boys and Girls as Heroes
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 1 August Pullman has undergone a lot of surgery since he was born, but his courage and positive can-do attitude inspire a whole school to accept and to protect him. What is the title of the book in which we find this young hero?
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 2 This boy hero was born in London in 1991. He has fair hair, blue eyes and a strong build. He has an IQ of 153 and is brilliant in math. On top of that, he is very successful with the girls. What is his name?
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 3 In what book does a frozen iguana fall on Wahoo’s father’s head and cause a concussion?
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 4 In this series, the main protagonist is an English boy who is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan and adopted by sword master Masamoto Takeshi. Name the series.
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 5 This book by John Green is about Hazel and Augustus who fall in love despite having to learn to live with one foot in the grave. What is the title of this book?
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 6 Name the author who wrote books featuring Felix, a courageous Jewish boy from Poland who is in hiding from the Germans during World War II.
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 7 In this book, Palmer LaRue refuses to take part in a horrific tradition that takes part in his village every year. What is the title of this book?
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 8 This novel by Susan Bartoletti is based on the true story of a German boy who was the youngest person to be sentenced to death by the Nazis during WW II. Name the book.
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 9 This hero has the mind of a man in a child’s body. He is a criminal mastermind but he is such a charming one. Who is he?
Boys and Girls as Heroes QUESTION 10 In this book, Beauty and her mom have an unhappy home life because of Beauty’s father, who is a bully. But they learn to stand up for themselves and find happiness. What is the title of this book?
Boys and Girls as Heroes AUDIENCE QUESTION How did Peter Parker, an orphan living in New York, gets his supernatural powers in the book Spiderman?
Boys and Girls as Heroes AUDIENCE QUESTION Rebel Force is one of the series in the famous Star Wars. It is a critical moment in the struggle between the Rebels and the Empire: the Force itself hangs in the balance, and all the hopes of the galaxy depend on the adventures of their heroes. Name 2 of them.
It’s all about China QUESTION 1 In the book The Red Scarf GirlJi Li Jiang is both the author and the main character. In the first few chapters we find out that Ji Li was born on the Chinese New Year and her parents wanted her to be the happiest girl in the world so her name has specific meaning to help her achieve happiness. What does her name mean?
It’s all about China QUESTION 2 Name the two main characters who set off to find an original copy of an ancient Chinese myth in The Day of the Dragon King written by Mary Pope Osborne. Armed with only their magic library cards, they must take on a book-burning emperor.
It’s all about China QUESTION 3 Gloria Whelan’s children’s book entitled Chu Ju’s House is about a young girl who runs away from home to save someone from being sent to an orphanage. Who does she try to save?
It’s all about China QUESTION 4 The Dragon’s Child by Laurence Yep is about a young boy who immigrates from China to which country? Bonus question: Which city?
It’s all about China QUESTION 5 The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean is set in thirteenth-century China. It is about a twelve-year-old boy named Haoyou who tries to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage. In his efforts he encounters life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider. His adventures culminate in his meeting the grandson of Genghis Khan. Who is this man?
It’s all about China QUESTION 6 The adventure novel called The Wandering Warrior by New York Times best selling author, Da Chen centers around a young boy who learns an ancient Chinese martial art in an effort to fight against evil and take his rightful position as emperor of China. What type of martial art is it?
It’s all about China QUESTION 7 This novel by Katherine Paterson takes place in China in 1850, as fifteen-year-old Wang Lee is gathering what is left of his family’s harvest. He is suddenly ambushed and kidnapped by bandits. But even as his life has changed, it will change again – for he is set free by beautiful Mei Lin, a soldier and spy who belongs to a group of rebels fighting for the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace. What is the name of the novel?
It’s all about China QUESTION 8 In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the sequel brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. What is the name of the sequel to Year of the Dog?
It’s all about China QUESTION 9 What is the name of the 8th book of 39 Clues by GordanKorman where Amy and Dan must explore an ancient culture and steal a Clue guarded by thousands of China's best-trained soldiers?
It’s all about China QUESTION 10 In the book titled Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World by Deb Brammer, Amy Kramer moves from America to Taiwan. When Amy arrives in Taiwan she expects to make friends easily, but communication is a problem! The food is hard to get used to, and sometimes it is hard to be polite! More and more, Amy surrounds herself with her "peanut butter friends". But a "chop suey" friend comes to her rescue when… What is the name of Amy’s Chinese friend?
It’s all about China AUDIENCE QUESTION Virginia Pilegard writes mathematical adventure stories for children that are written in a Chinese setting. The Warlord’s Puzzle is one of 6 stories that make up a series. What is the name of the series?
It’s all about China AUDIENCE QUESTION What was the color of the Emperor’s clothing in the children’s story by Hans Christian Anderson called The Emperor’s New Clothes?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 1 In “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, a young couple wants to give each other something special for a present at Christmas. To do this, they both sell something special. What do they sell? Bonus question: What do they buy for each other?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 2 Margie Palatini creates a story about a moose that has troubles with his mustache. What is the title of this book?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 3 Medusa is a Greek monster with snakes instead of hair. What type of monster is she?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 4 “The Witches,” by Roald Dahl, are particularly nasty women. They have several physical attributes that distinguish them from non-witches. Besides having claws, blue spit and toe-less feet, what is another feature that sets them apart?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 5 In the Marvel Comics, “The Hulk,” one of the characters is Dr. Samson. When he first gets his super powers, the strength of his powers is dependent upon one thing. What is that thing?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 6 “The Bald-headed Princess” by Maribeth Ditmars is about a young girl that goes bald. Why does she loose her hair?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 7 Hairy Maclary is often trying to get either himself, or his friends, out of trouble. The series by Lynley Dodd has over ten stories about Hairy, and more about his friends. What kind of creature is Hairy?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 8 “Hairy, Scary, Ordinary” is one of Brian Cleary’s books about the English language. Which part of grammar is this one on?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 9 This character’s hair set her apart from other children her age. It was “the color of a carrot, [and] was braided in two tight braids that stuck straight out.” Who is she?
Hairless Hairy QUESTION 10 “There’s a Hair in My Dirt!” is a story of a worm. The author of this book is well-known for his “Far Side” comics, many of which have been turned into books. What is the name of this author?
Hairless Hairy AUDIENCE QUESTION This friend of Count Olaf is never really introduced. However, he is there in “The Bad Beginning” and pops up several more times in the series until he accidently falls into the pit of lions in “The Carnivorous Carnival”. He is described as being “as bald as an egg and as devious as an Egyptian King.” Who is he?
Hairless Hairy AUDIENCE QUESTION What is the title of the “B” book of Ron Roy’s “A to Z Mysteries”?
Books into Films QUESTION 1 - 10 Name the books on which the following films are based.
Books into Films AUDIENCE QUESTION Name the book on which the following films are based.
Oh, the Places They will go! QUESTION 1 In this animal novel by SheilahBurnford, three animals undertake a perilous journey of 300 miles in the wilderness of Northern Ontario to return home to their masters. The underlying theme depicts the unwavering loyalty of the three animals. What were the three animals in this story?
Oh, the Places They will go! QUESTION 2 In fleeing from Vietnam with her family as war moves closer to her home in Saigon, ten-year-old Ha believes that Alabama will be a land of their dreams. Instead, life for them is not what they expected. The people are cold, the food is dull and the landscape is strange. Through their experiences she learns the strength of her family. What is the title of this semi-autobiographical novel?
Oh, the Places They will go! QUESTION 3 In this, the first in a series, Brian is forced to fend for himself when he leaves his home in Wisconsin, USA to fly to Northern Canada and the pilot of the small plane dies of a heart attack causing the plane to crash in the wilderness. How he survives his first winter forms the basis of the first book in the series. Name the title of the book. Bonus question: Name the author.
Oh, the Places They will go! QUESTION 4 This World War II trilogy portrays the life of two children, five-year-old Gavin and eleven-year-old Norah who are sent from Great Britain to Canada so as to be safe from the bombing. When the war ends, Gavin is reluctant to go back to England to parents he barely remembers. Norah, on the other hand, is eager to see her parents again. Name the title of the trilogy.
Oh, the Places They will go! QUESTION 5 In this early time-travel story first published in 1895, a Time Traveller steps out of his machine many thousand years into the future. He finds a civilization in which all live in total harmony. He hopes to learn their secret and return to his own time. Unfortunately, his machine is stolen, and he has no way of escaping unless he can retrieve it. Name this early time-travel novel. Bonus question: What is this famous author’s name?
Oh, the Places They will go! QUESTION 6 The well-known American author L. Frank Baum tells the story of a young farm girl from Kansas whose house is carried away by a tornado. What is the girl's name?