Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway cover

Title:  Balloons Over Broadway

Author: Melissa Sweet


This book is based on the true story of Tony Sarg, a puppeteer, who created the giant balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The book gives a colorfully illustrated history of the famous parade and the creator of the magnificent balloons. Balloons Over Broadway will inspire many STEM projects such as building a prototype for a parade balloon to experimenting with paper engineering and puppets.


Curriculum Connections:

Asking questions and defining problems

Planning and carrying out investigations

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Reading non-fiction texts

Identifying the main topic and retell key details of a text

Writing expository pieces about a topic with facts, definitions, and a closing

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