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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

Activity Kit

 

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

 

Aggie and Ben

How To Draw Aggie

 

Alice & Greta

Activity Kit

 

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

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

 

Animals Black and White

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

 

Apples

Apple Pie Recipe

 

At Home In Her Tomb

Discussion & Activity Guide

 

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B

Bad Girls

Readers' Theater

Discussion Guide

Excerpt

 

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

The Original Poems

 

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle

Discussion Guide

 

The Big Test

Sarah Jane Hartwell's Test Prep Tips

 

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

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

 

Bugs for Lunch

Activity Guide

 

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C

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

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

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

 

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

Activity & Discussion Guide

Poster

Recipe

 

Children from Australia to Zimbabwe

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

 

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

Teacher's Guide

 

The Coin Counting Book

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

 

The Crayon Counting Book

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

 

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.

 

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D

The Day-Glo Brothers

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

Website
Watch an animation of how fluorescence and daylight fluorescence work!

 

Dealing With Addition

Activity Guide
Numerous activities for readers to practice adding!

 

Devin Rhodes is Dead

Discussion & Writing Prompt Guide

Excerpt

 

Different Just Like Me

Coloring Page 1

Coloring Page 2

Coloring Page 3

 

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E

Eat Your Math Homework

Teacher's Guide

 

Eat Your Science Homework

Recipes:
Atomic Popcorn Balls
Invisible Ink Snack Pockets
Sedimentary Pizza Lasagna

 

Extraordinary Girls

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

 

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F

Faces of the Moon

Teacher's Guide

 

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: 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

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

Downloadable Poster

Tips on how to beat the jitters on the 1st day of school

 

First Year Letters

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

Stationery

 

Flying the Dragon

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

 

Friends for Freedom

Coloring Sheet Collection

Activity & Discussion Guide

 

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G

The Golden Bull

Discussion Guide
Enhance your reading experience with these comprehension questions.

Excerpt

 

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

Joke Kit

 

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H

Hats Off to Hair!

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

 

Haunted Party

Activity Guide
Plan your own haunted party.

 

Hello, Baby Beluga

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

 

The House that George Built

Reader's Theater

Teacher's Guide

 

Hey There, Stink Bug!

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

 

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I

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

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

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

 

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

Activity Guide
Children create their own language.

 

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

 

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J

Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill

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


K

 

Kyle's Island

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

Excerpt

 

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L

Last Day Blues

Stationery for Teachers

Stationery for Students

 

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!

 

Literacy Posters

Yes! We Are Readers! Poster

Classroom Poster for Teachers

Get into the Groove at the Library!

Get Swept Away in a Book

Reading. . . pass it on

Hoot, Holler, and Howl for Books!

"To the Thawing Wind" by Robert Frost

Reading is a Fiesta!

 

Little Green Witch

Coloring Page

 

The Little Gray Bunny

A Story-Hour Kit

 

The Little Red Elf

Activity Guide
Make your own Little Red Elf holiday cards.

 

Lola at the Library and Lola Loves Stories

Activity Guide

Poster

Lola Reads to Leo Poster

 

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M

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!

Poster

"Hoot, Holler, and Howl for Books!"

 

Meet the Meerkat

Coloring Page

 

Me and Rolly Maloo

Discussion and Activity Guide

Ethical Riddles

 

Multiplying Menace

Discussion and Activity Guide
Comprehension questions and writing exercises for students.

 

Music Was IT

Discussion Guide

 

Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

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

 

The Mystic Phyles: Beasts

Activity & Discussion Guide

 

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N

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

 

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O

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.

 

Once Upon a Masterpiece

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

 

One Big Rain

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

 

Our Seasons

Poster
"Get swept away in a book"

 

Ox, House, Stick

Discussion & Activity Guide

 

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P

Paleo Joe's Dinosaur Detective Club

Poster
"Great Stories with Real Paleontology!"

 

The Patch

Coloring Page

 

The Perfect Sword

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

 

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

Activity Guide
Plant your own secret garden!

 

A Platypus, Probably

Discussion & Activity Guide

 

Poodle and Hound

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

 

Priscilla and the Hollyhocks

Discussion and Activity Guide
Extend classroom discussion across the curriculum.

 

Prisoner 88

Discussion and Activity Guide

 

Pumpkins

Coloring Page

 

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Q

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.

 

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R

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons

Educator's Guide

Recipes for:
Chanukah
Passover
Rosh Hashanah
Sukkot

 

Raj the Bookstore Tiger

Activity & Discussion Guide

 

Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Christmas Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Dragon Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Fairy Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Halloween Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book

Coloring Page

 

Rickshaw Girl

Discussion & Activity Guide

Excerpt

 

The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound

Discussion & Activity Guide

Bird Identification Flashcards

 

Rufus and Friends: Rhyme Time

Reader's Theater
Create your own reader's theater like Rufus and his friends!

 

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S

Sea Queens

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

 

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

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

 

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

Downloadable Coordinate Map

NCTM 2012 Presentation

 

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

Activities for Teachers and Students

 

Subway Ride

Activity Guide
Discuss different cultures from around the world.

Poster

 

Sweet Magnolia

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

 

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T

Truck Stuck

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

 

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U

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

Reader's Theater

Book Trailer

 

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V

Valentine Be Mine

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

 

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W

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

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

 

Wiggle & Waggle

Wiggle and Waggle's film debut

Discussion and Activity Guide

 

Wild About Bears

Activity and Discussion Guide

 

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?

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

Tree Identification Handout/Poster:

small (8.5 x 11)

large (11 x 17)

 

Wood-Hoopoe Willie

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

 

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X


Y

Yes! We Are Latinos

Downloadable Poster

 

You See a Circus

Activity Guide

 

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Z