Monthly, mu 6 yo daughter has book reports to complete with a topic in mind. December's topic was 'Caldecott books' and there are really titles to select from.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
January 1st 2004 by Scholastic (first published 2003)
In 1974, as the World Trade Center was being completed, a young French aerialist, Philippe Petit, threw a tightrope between the towers and spent almost an hour walking, dancing, and performing tricks a quarter of a mile in the sky.The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a special book with lots of great extensions. I read it to both my daughters and then had my oldest one read with me. One thing that I really like is that this story is based on a true event and so we spent time googling information. My girls were super excited to have seen what Philippe looked like on wikipedia.
I will admit that the mom part of me cringes to think of my daughters ever doing something daring like this but I didn't mention my reserves to them although it could open the discussion about safety, abiding the laws, and I'm sure a few other topics like 911. I didn't take it to a serious level because my oldest was excited to start her book report project. Here it is:
Since we were on a roll we did another Caldecott book at home for fun. My daughter made the diorama.
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
March 19th 2004 by Greenwillow