Brian Selznik, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Brian Seznik
An interview with the author, a series of 5 short videos.

Meet the Author: Brian Selznik
Author interview, rich informational text. Adobe Reader required; 11 pages.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The official website, with author biography and related information.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Booktalk and 4 activities. Students use an index to locate information, study words with a dictionary, find facts using an encyclopedia, learn about the Caldecott Medal, and create a drawing based on an illustration. Includes handouts. Adobe Reader required; 18 pages.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik
A good post-reading sponge-activity review. Students will enjoy the interactive puzzle and maze. The site includes a writing activity.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Michelle Norris interviews author Brian Selznik about the book. Click on the link to listen to the February 2007 interview.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
More than a dozen postreading activities. Follow links for some.

A Trip to the Moon, Part I and Part II
Together, these videos from YouTube make up the 1902 movie by Georges Méliès.

Vocabulary from Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

This blog offers three resources: a lesson plan, an activity from the J. Paul Getty Museum, and another activity from Web Exhibits.