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Charlesbridge Activities & Downloadables

FREE Activities and Downloadables

Books are organized alphabetically:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


 

A

Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective spot art

Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective

Ace's Classroom Mystery Activities

Ace's Mystery Maze

Ace's Mystery Word Find

After Gandhi spot art

After Gandhi

Find out about the history of nonviolent resistance and Gandhi's enduring legacy.

Visit the After Gandhi Website

Discussion/Activity Guide

Downloadable Posters

Download the Pass the Peace Widget

Aggie and Ben spot art

Aggie and Ben

How To Draw Aggie

Alice & Greta spot art

Alice & Greta

Alice & Greta Coloring Pages

Alice and Greta Mystery Maze

The Master Magic Wand Maker's Guide to Creating Wonderful Wands

Alice In Pastaland spot art

Alice In Pastaland

Excerpt from Pasta Math Problem Solving
This supplement describes activities to do after reading the book that connect math and literature

Amelia to Zora spot art

Amelia to Zora

Discussion and Activity Guide
A helpful guide of activities, comprehension questions, and vocabulary to enhance classroom discussion and reading.

Animals Black and White spot art

Animals Black and White

Discussion and Activity Guide
Discussion of animal characteristics followed by a game of 20 questions.

 

Apples image

 

Apples

Apple Pie Recipe

 

illustration from At Home In Her Tomb

 

At Home In Her Tomb

Discussion & Activity Guide


 

B

Bad Girls image

Bad Girls

Readers’ Theater

Discussion Guide

Excerpt

Bamboo People hut image from Activity Guide

Bamboo People

Discussion and Activity Guide
Download this Discussion and Activity Guide for use in the classroom. It has great questions and ideas to tie the book into various aspects of the curriculum.

Book Club Guide
Jump-start a conversation about Bamboo People and the events that are occurring in modern-day Burma.

Because I Could Not Stop My Bike spot art

Because I Could Not Stop My Bike

The Original Poems

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle spot art

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle

Discussion Guide

The Big Test spot art

The Big Test

Sarah Jane Hartwell's Test Prep Tips

Bill the Boy Wonder spot art

Bill the Boy Wonder

Dicussion and Activity Guide

Website
Featuring games and activities, author and illustrator information, a look behind the scenes, and more!

Boo Cow spot art

Boo Cow

Story-Hour Kit
This story-hour kit has some great ideas for throwing your own Boo Cow party!

Bugs for Lunch spot art

Bugs for Lunch

Activity Guide


 

C

Camel Rider spot art

Camel Rider

Discussion & Activity Guide
Comprehension questions, writing and drawing activities, study the history of the Middle East, and learn info about the author and illustrator

Candy Bomber spot art

Candy Bomber

Discussion & Activity Guide
Download this Discussion and Activity Guide for some great exercises and questions to supplement the following areas of study: language arts, historical studies, mathematics, and world governments.

Candy Shop spot art

Candy Shop

Discussion & Activity Guide
Contains reader questions, activities, web resources, and much more!

A Carp for Kimiko spot art

A Carp for Kimiko

Activity Guide
Children make a compare-and-contrast chart to understand the holidays described in the book

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred spot art

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

Activity & Discussion Guide

Children from Australia to Zimbabwe spot art

Children from Australia to Zimbabwe

Excerpt with Activities
From Raising Children to Become Caring Contributors to the World

Children of Native America Today spot art

Children of Native America Today

Excerpt from the Activity and Resource Guide
Explore Native American foods, clean water, and photography

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do spot art

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

Teacher's Guide

The Coin Counting Book spot art

The Coin Counting Book

Activity Guide
Various activities to practice and test readers' coin counting abilities

The Crayon Counting Book spot art

The Crayon Counting Book

Activity Guide
Children use different numbers of crayons to create different shapes.

Creepy Creatures spot art

Creepy Creatures: Do They Scare You?

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children discuss things they fear or once feared and create class book of foolish fears.


 

D

The Day-Glo Brothers spot art

The Day-Glo Brothers

Activity Guide
Learn more about the Switzer brothers and daylight fluorescence with these activities and discussion questions.

Dealing With Addition spot art

Dealing With Addition

Activity Guide
Numerous activities for readers to practice adding!

Diary of a Would-Be Princess spot art

 

Diary of a Would-Be Princess

Activity Guide
How to be a *Great* Journal Writer

 

Different Just Like Me spot art

Different Just Like Me

Coloring Page 1

Coloring Page 2

Coloring Page 3

Don't Say Ain't spot art

Don't Say Ain't

Discussion Guide
Comprehension questions and information included to learn more about racial integration in public schools in the 1950s


 

E

Eat Your Math Homework spot art

Eat Your Math Homework

Teacher's Guide

Extraordinary Girls spot art

Extraordinary Girls

Excerpt from Extraordinary Activities for Extraordinary Girls
Discussion and activity ideas to explore the roles of girls in today's society


 

F

Faces of the Moon spot art

Faces of the Moon

Teacher's Guide

Family Reminders spot art

Family Reminders

Teacher's Guide
Comprehension questions, activities, and the author's biography included to help students gain greater insight into this compelling story.

Feathers spot art

Feathers: Not Just for Flying

Readers Theater

Teacher's Guide
Includes activities that correlate to the Common Core State Standards.

Draw a Bird Activity
Migration Math
Story Time Guide

First Day Jitters spot art

First Day Jitters

Discussion and Activity Guide
Comprehension questions and multiple activities to help break the ice on the first day of school.

Downloadable Poster

First Year Letters spot art

First Year Letters

Discussion and Activity Guide
Filled with multiple discussion questions and activities for you to share with students.

Stationery

Flying the Dragon art

Flying the Dragon

A Teacher’s Guide
Created by the author, teacher/librarian Natalie Dias Lorenzi.


 

G

The Golden Bull spot art

The Golden Bull

Discussion Guide
Enhance your reading experience with these comprehension questions

The Great Molasses Flood Newspaper

The Great Molasses Flood

Discussion & Activity Guide
Download this guide to use in your classroom. It has links to all areas of the curriculum, and includes a Reader’s Theater!

Grin and Bear It spot art

Grin and Bear It

Joke Kit

Guide to the Symphonies spot art

Guide to the Symphonies

Activity Guide
Creative writing and listening exercises combined with information and comprehension questions


 

H

Hats Off to Hair spot art

Hats Off to Hair!

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children discuss the textures of various materials.

Haunted Party spot art

Haunted Party

Activity Guide
Plan your own haunted party.

Hello, Baby Beluga spot art

Hello, Baby Beluga

Poster
This poster prints as large as 11 x 17, landscape.

The House that George Built spot art

The House that George Built

Reader's Theater

Hey There, Stink Bug! spot art

Hey There, Stink Bug!

Activity Guide
Activities to improve reading and to learn more about poetry and bugs


 

I

The Icky Bug Counting Book spot art

The Icky Bug Counting Book

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children observe insects in real life and then organize them into groups.

The Importance of Wings spot art

The Importance of Wings

Discussion Guide
Discussion questions and the author's biography help give insight into this book about accepting different cultures.

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane spot art

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane

Discussion and Activity Guide
This guide includes a recipe to make your own ink!

Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn spot art

I See I Learn®

Download these posters for a “Closer Look” at the books in this series!

Emma's Friendwich

Freda Plans a Picnic

Good Job, Ajay!

Percy Plays It Safe

Bookseller Kit

Itse Selu spot art

Itse Selu

Activity Guide
Children create their own language.

Iza Trapani book spot art

Iza Trapani books

Certificate

Nursery Rhyme Party Kit

Discussion and Activity Guide
Check out the things to do in relation to each of the author's great books!

Writer Tips

Illustrator Tips


 

J

Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill spot art

Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill

Activity Guide
Children write poems based on the names and characteristics of countries.


 

K

Kyle's Island spot art

Kyle's Island

Discussion and Activity Guide
Discussion questions, Language Arts, History, and Mathematics activities.


 

L

Last Day Blues spot art

Last Day Blues

Stationery for Teachers

Stationery for Students

The Legend of Hong Kil Dong spot art

The Legend of Hong Kil Dong

Activity Guide
Information about the author and the making of the book. Learn how to make your own graphic novel!

Little Green Witch spot art

Little Green Witch

Coloring Page

Little Gray Bunny spot art

The Little Gray Bunny

A Story-Hour Kit

Little Red Elf spot art

The Little Red Elf

Activity Guide
Make your own Little Red Elf holiday cards.

Lola at the Library spot art

Lola at the Library and Lola Loves Stories

Activity Guide

Poster


 

M

The Market Bowl spot art

The Market Bowl

Activity & Discussion Guide
Includes information about Cameroon, folktales, and an interview with author/illustrator Jim Averbeck about his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon.

Meet the Howlers! spot art

Meet the Howlers!

Poster

"Hoot, Holler, and Howl for Books!"

Meet the Meerkat spot art

Meet the Meerkat

Coloring Page

Me and Rolly Maloo spot art

Me and Rolly Maloo

Discussion and Activity Guide

Ethical Riddles

Multiplying Menace spot art

Multiplying Menace

Discussion and Activity Guide
Comprehension questions and writing exercises for students

Music Was IT spot art

Music Was IT

Discussion Guide

The Mystic Phyles spot art

The Mystic Phyles: Beasts

Activity & Discussion Guide


 

N

No Monkeys, No Chocolate art

No Monkeys, No Chocolate

Teacher’s Guide
Includes activities that correlate to the Common Core State Standards.

Readers Theater

Secret Note Activity

Word Search

Comparing Texts, Making Connections

Story Time Guide

Not So Tall for Six spot art

Not So Tall for Six

How to Handle a Bully Tip Sheet


 

O

Older Than the Stars spot art

Older Than the Stars

Timeline of the Universe (8.5"x11")

Timeline of the Universe (11"x17")
Download a poster that shows a timeline of how the universe was created.

One Big Rain spot art

One Big Rain

Poster
This poster has art on both sides. It prints as large as 11 x 17, landscape.

Our Seasons spot art

Our Seasons

Poster
"Get swept away in a book"

Ox, House, Stick spot art

Ox, House, Stick

Discussion & Activity Guide


 

P

Paleo Joe's Dinosaur Detective Club image

Paleo Joe's Dinosaur Detective Club

Poster
"Great Stories with Real Paleontology!"

The Patch spot art

The Patch

Coloring Page

The Perfect Sword spot art

The Perfect Sword

Background Information Page
Learn more about the time period, samurais, their code of ethics, and important Japanese symbols

Pictures at an Exhibition spot art

Pictures at an Exhibition

Artist's Notes
Like writers, artists keep notes about their work

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch spot art

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch

Activity and Discussion Guide

Poster
This poster prints as large as 11 x 17, landscape, and includes the Activity and Discussion Guide on the back.

Plant Secrets spot art

Plant Secrets

Activity Guide
Plant your own secret garden!

A Platypus, Probably spot art

A Platypus, Probably

Discussion & Activity Guide

Poodle and Hound spot art

Poodle and Hound

Activity Guide
Discuss the book, color a picture, complete a word find, and write your own story!

Priscilla and the Hollyhocks spot art

Priscilla and the Hollyhocks

Discussion and Activity Guide
Extend classroom discussion across the curriculum

Pumpkins spot art

Pumpkins

Coloring Page


 

Q

The Quest to Digest spot art

The Quest to Digest

Discussion and Activity Guide
Connect science with creative writing and art, and explore other discussion and activity options relating to this book


 

R

Raj the Bookstore Tiger spot art

Raj the Bookstore Tiger

Activity & Discussion Guide

Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book spot art

Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book

Coloring Page

Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book spot art

Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book

Coloring Page

Ralph Masiello's Dragon Drawing Book spot art

Ralph Masiello's Dragon Drawing Book

Coloring Page

Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book spot art

Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

Coloring Page

Ralph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book spot art

Ralph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book

Coloring Page

Rickshaw Girl spot art

Rickshaw Girl

Discussion & Activity Guide

Meet the Author

The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound spot art

The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound

Discussion & Activity Guide

Bird Identification Flashcards

Rufus and Friends: Rhyme Time spot art

Rufus and Friends: Rhyme Time

Activity Guide
Create your own readers' theater like Rufus and his friends!


 

S

Sea Queens spot art

Sea Queens

Website
Featuring a peek inside the book, posters, jokes, and more!

Secrets of the Cirque Medrano spot art

Secrets of the Cirque Medrano

Discussion and Activity Guide
Classroom discussion and activity guides that cross the curriculum

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table spot art

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

Excerpt from Round Table Geometry
Use these numerous activities to help connect math and literature

Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens spot art

Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens

The Knightly Neighborhood
Use these activities to learn more about place value

Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map spot art

Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map

Downloadable Coordinate Map

NCTM 2012 Presentation

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone spot art

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

Activities for Teachers and Students

Subway Ride spot art

Subway Ride

Activity Guide
Discuss different cultures from around the world.

Sweet Magnolia spot art

Sweet Magnolia

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children discuss the staple foods eaten in different countries and how weather and climate often dictate those staples.


 

T

Truck Stuck spot art

Truck Stuck

Activity Guide
Draw your own truck and do a word find.


 

U

Under the Freedom Tree image

Under the Freedom Tree

Readers Theater

Educator’s Guide
This is an abbreviated version of the complete Educator’s Guide created by author and educator Debbie Gonzales (www.debbiegonzales.com). Find the full guide, with Common Core correlations, at www.underthefreedomtree.com.

Unite or Die spot art

Unite or Die

Reader's Theater

Book Trailer


 

V

Valentine Be Mine spot art

Valentine Be Mine

Bookseller Kit
Includes a make-your-own tissue paper flowers activity, shelftalkers, bookmarks, and Valentine’s Day cards.


 

W

War dogs spot art

War Dogs

Compare events that took place in the US and Great Britain during World War II. Discussion questions prompt further study.

Discussion Guide and Timeline
For best results, print landscape, double-sided on 11"x17" paper. Fold down the middle to create a booklet.

Timeline
For best results, print on 11"x17" paper and share with the class.

Discussion Guide
Available to print on 8½"x11" paper to use with the timeline.

While You Are Sleeping spot art

While You Are Sleeping

Discussion and Activity Guide
This guide has ties to math, geography, world cultures, and language arts.

Wiggle & Waggle spot art

Wiggle & Waggle

Wiggle and Waggle's film debut

Discussion and Activity Guide

Wild About Bears spot art

Wild About Bears

Activity and Discussion Guide

Wil We Miss Them? spot art

Will We Miss Them?

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children create book pages illustrating animals that humans are currently trying to save.

Will You Be Mine? spot art

Will You Be Mine?

Bookseller Kit:

Activity Guide
includes Mother’s Day Bingo, Valentine’s Day Word Search, and Valentine’s Day cards

Coloring Page 1

Coloring Page 2

Downloadable Poster

Shelftalkers
Use these shelftalkers in your store!

Winter Trees spot art

Winter Trees

Tree Identification Handout/Poster:

small (8.5 x 11)

large (11 x 17)

Wood-Hoopoe Willie spot art

Wood-Hoopoe Willie

Activity Guide
Children make instruments out of objects around the room.


 

X


 

Y

Yes! We Are Latinos spot art

Yes! We Are Latinos

Downloadable Poster

You See a Circus spot art

You See a Circus

Activity Guide


 

Z