DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie. Candlewick Press: Massachusetts, 2000.
Rawls, Wilson. Summer of the Monkeys. Doubleday Publishers: New York, 1976.
Other Books by Kate DiCamillo:
The Tiger Rising
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/summer/summertg.html Cyberguide to Summer of the Monkeys including a Venn Diagram exercise comparing the Constitution of the United States to that of the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee History, monkey types and characteristics, and the plant and animal life of Oklahoma.
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5385/classproject/Classproject.htm This is a classroom project of summaries and pictures of students' favorite parts of the book, Summer of the Monkeys.
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5385/index.html This is an extention of the above site that includes information about Wilson Rawls, activities and games connected with Summer of the Monkeys, information about hound dogs and monkeys, and information about Where the Red Fern Grows. This is an excellent site.
http://members.aol.com/DonnAnCiv/Literature.html#B This is a website that details lesson plans for an incredibe number of children's literature.
This is a book discussion guide for Because of