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Baa Baa Black Sheep by Iza Trapani
A sheep teaches her barnyard companions a lesson about kindness and sharing.

  • Teaching Plan includes recalling information about the story sequence and engaging in a discussion to understand the meaning of the story. Scholastic

 

Baba Yaga 
Baba Yaga is a traditional Russian character who appears in many stories. The story is located in many folklore anthologies and picture books.

  • Lesson Plan comparing different versions of a folktale and comparing characters. List of various books provided.  AskERIC

 

Babar Learns to Cook by Laurent De Brunhoff
After Babar and Celeste watch him on television, Truffles, the most famous chef in Celesteville, comes to the palace to give cooking lessons.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Babar's Little Circus Star by Laurent De Brunhoff
Unhappy because she is the smallest in the family, Isabelle discovers that being little has its advantages when she is asked to perform in the circus.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Babe and I by David Adler
While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth. 

 

Babe and Me by Dan Gutman
With their ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe and his father have the opportunity to find out whether Babe Ruth really did call his shot when he hit that home run in the third game of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.

  • Discussion Guide includes a book talk, discussion questions and activities. Nutmeg Children's Book Award
  • Quiz North-Forks, ND, Public Schools

 

Babe Didrikson, Athlete of the Century by R. R. Knudson
A biography, emphasizing the early years, of Babe Didrikson, who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports, at a time when there were few opportunities for female athletes.

 

Babe Ruth Ballet School by Tim Shortt
Babe Ruth, the greatest batter in baseball history, takes some lessons from Issy Archer, a nine-year-old girl whose spitball is unhittable, but whose real love is dancing.

  • Activities include creating a web of athletes. TeacherViews

 

Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.

 

Baboon by Kate Banks
A young baboon's view of the world changes as his mother shows him various parts of his environment.

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  • Lesson Plan features literacy and cross-curricular activities. Central Falls (Rhode Island) School District

 

The Baboon King by Anton Quintana
Son of a Kikuyu mother and a Masai herdsman father, Morengaru the hunter lives on the edges of tribal society until an actual banishment forces him to make a life for himself among a troop of baboons.

 

Baboushka & the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins 
An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.

  • Activities include making a book and studying the illustrations. TeacherViews

 

Babu's Song by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
In Tanzania, Bernardi's mute grandfather makes him a wonderful music box and then helps him realize his dream of owning a soccer ball and going to school.

 

Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco
The villagers are afraid of her, so the legendary Baba Yaga disguises herself as an old woman in order to know the joys of being a grandmother.

  • Activities Scroll down the page. Reading Lady
  • Activities include reading and writing questions and cross-curricular ideas. Scroll down the page. Penguin Putnam
  • Lesson Ideas include discussion questions, bookmark, online postcard, quiz, puzzle, coloring sheets, and more. Patricia Polacco

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Babushka's Doll by Patricia Polacco
A little girl gets a doll that turns out to be twice as rambunctious as she is.

  • Activities include ideas for guidance, writing, and author study. TeacherViews
  • Activities Scroll down the page. Reading Lady

 

Baby by Patricia MacLachlan
Larkin's family welcomes Sophie into their home, caring for her and teaching her games and new words. They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will return one day to take her from them.

  • Book Discussion Guide includes summary, discussion questions, and related web sites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)

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Baby Alicia Is Dying by Lurlene McDaniel
When Jessica is diagnosed as having kidney failure her only hope is a kidney transplant but her boyfriend Jeremy must find the strength to defy his parents in order to be the donor and save Jessica's life.

 

Baby Animals Learn by Pamela Chanko
Shows various kinds of baby animals learning to do such things as run, climb, groom, and hunt.

  • Lesson Plan for guided reading includes comprehension , oral, and vocabulary strategies, writing activities, and more. Scholastic

 

The Baby BeeBee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie
The zoo animals find a way to keep the baby beebee bird awake during the day so that they can get some sleep at night.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? by Narelle Oliver
Describes the native Australian animals of the desert and the habitats in which they live.

 

Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar
A bird falls out of his nest while trying to fly and has encounters with several animals before he finds success. 

 

Baby Dance by Ann Taylor
An illustrated version of the 19th century poem.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Baby Duck’s New Friend by Frank Asch and Devin Asch
Baby Duck’s new friend has led him far away from home—how will he get back?

 

Baby Face by Abigail Tabby
Large round interactive faces accompany simple rhymes that urge toddlers to pull tabs in order to expose a "toothy grin" and to watch a little girl's "mop of hair [fly] out everywhere."

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Baby Grizzly by Beth Spanjian
A mother grizzly takes care of her twin cubs.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
Twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean survive the wreck of an ocean liner on its way to Australia and manage to make it to a seemingly deserted island in a lifeboat with four babies.

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  • Chapter Challenges includes a summary and discussion questions by chapter. Five in a Row

 

Baby Love by Hope Vestergaard
Contains poems that celebrate the love family members have for their babies.

  • Activity Guide includes cross-curricular ideas. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

 

Baby Mickey's Book of Shapes by Western Publishing
Baby tries to find his favorite toy.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Baby Tamer by Mark Teague
The noisy and clever Eggmont kids, otherwise known as a baby-sitter's worst nightmare, meet their match in Amanda Smeedy, baby tamer.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Baby Whales Drink Milk by Barbara Juster Esbensen
Describes the behavior of the humpback whale, with an emphasis on the fact that it is a mammal and shares the characteristics of other mammals.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews

 

Baby Wolf by Mary Batten
Describes how a wolf pup grows through its first year with its siblings and other members of its pack.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Back from the Dead by Carol Gorman
When a practical joke on the class outcast goes awry and leaves the boy dead, the jokesters are remorseful. Soon, however, all of the "in" group teens begin receiving threatening notes from the dead boy.

 

Back Soon by Diana Hendry
A kitten doesn't like it when his mother leaves him alone.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Back to Paul Revere! (Travelers Through Time series) by Beatrice Gormley 
Matt and Emily’s grandfather has invented a way to travel back in time to Lexington in the year 1775. 

·         Extension Activity includes communication and life in colonial times. Scholastic

 

Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot! (Travelers Through Time series) by Beatrice Gormley
Matt and Emily’s grandfather has invented a way to travel back in time to the night Lincoln was shot. 

·         Extension Activity for a reader's theater. Scholastic

 

Back Yard Angel by Judy Delton
Although ten-year-old Angel loves her little brother Rags dearly, the constant responsibility of taking care of him weighs heavily on her young shoulders.

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Backward Bird Dog by Bill Wallace
After having his nose scratched by a cat, pecked by a bird, bitten by a dog, and stung by a bee, J.C. the bird dog develops his own method for pointing quail that protects his delicate sniffer.

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Backwards Day by Joan Holub
Everything is backwards at school.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Backwater by Joan Bauer
While compiling a genealogy of her family of successful attorneys, sixteen-year-old history buff Ivy Breedlove treks into the mountain wilderness to interview a reclusive aunt with whom she identifies and who in turn helps her to truly know herself and her family.

  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, book, related titles, activities, puzzles and worksheets, and weblinks for further study. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Book Discussion Guide  includes summary, book talk, discussion questions, and related web sites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)
  • Reading Guide with discussion questions. Penguin Putnam

 

Backyard Insects by Millicent Selsam
Text and photographs discuss common garden insects and their protective appearance which includes camouflage, warning colors, copycat characteristics, and scary characteristics.

·         Guided Reading Lesson includes introduction of text, discussion prompts and questions, post-reading activities, and word study. Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School, NY

 

Bad, Bad Bunnies (Pee Wee Scout series) by Judy Delton
The Pee Wee Scouts are anxious to see who will be the lucky winners in the Easter egg hunt, and hope to receive their fire safety badges.

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A Bad, Bad Day by Kirsten Hall
A young boy's day starts badly, but his mood improves when his teacher gives him a good mark on his paper.

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events series) by Lemony Snicket 
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

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·         Book Test Arcadia Valley Elementary School, MO-Ruth Petsel

·         Book Test 2 Arcadia Valley Elementary School, MO-Ruth Petsel

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Discussion Questions Hawaii Association of School Librarians

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers
Author Walter Dean Myers describes his childhood in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s, discussing his loving stepmother, his problems in school, his reasons for leaving home, and his beginnings as a writer.

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Bad Boys by Margie Palatini
Two hungry wolves in disguise attempt to raid a sheep farm.

 

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • Activities include ideas for language arts, science, and social studies. Page 17. North Carolina Children's Book Awards
  • Activity about uniqueness. Education World

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

  • Literary Activities demonstrating the moral of a story.
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before, during, and after reading. Kansas City Public Schools

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

·         Lesson Plan uses technology. Scroll down the page. Irving, TX, Independent School District

 

Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg
When Sheriff Hardy investigates the source of a brilliant light and shiny slime afflicting Riverbend, he finds that the village is becoming part of a child's coloring book streaked with greasy crayons.

  • Activities include predicting and listening. TeacherViews

 

Bad Hair Day by Susan Hood
On the way to get a hair cut, a child sees others with not-so-perfect hair.

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Badger’s New House by Robin Muller
After moving into a grand new house and fixing up his old one for Grandmother Mouse, Badger realizes that he misses his former home.

  • Activity about adjectives. Colorado Blue Spruce Award
  • Activity about adjectives and adverbs. Colorado Blue Spruce Award
  • Activity about problem solving. Colorado Blue Spruce Award
  • Activity for dramatics. Colorado Blue Spruce Award
  • Reading Strategies include a summary, activities, an author profile, and related books. Page 2. Colorado Blue Spruce Award

 

Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
Badger's friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's by Shirley Neitzel 
In cumulative verses and rebuses a young boy and his mother have different views on how to pack a bag for a trip to Grandma's.

  • Activities feature choral reading and rhyming words. TeacherViews

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Bagels from Benny by Aubry Davis
When Grandpa explains to Benny that God, not him, should be thanked for the wonderful bagels, Benny sets out to do just that.

 

Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes
Bailey is too young to go camping with the Bunny Scouts, but his parents take him on a special camping trip--in the house.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bald Eagles by James Gerholdt
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and habits of the bird which is the national symbol for the United States and which is often used on flags and other official banners.

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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman 
In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning Whipple, who renames herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town.

  • Activities focus on frontier and pioneer life. Includes Internet connections. Annette Lamb
  • Activities include learning about the Gold Rush. TeacherViews
  • Activities include exploring literary elements and cross curricular connections. TeacherViews

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·         Book Test Arcadia Valley Elementary School, MO-Ruth Petsel

  • Literature Circle Lesson Appalachian State University
  • Teaching Guide from the publisher includes general discussion questions and suggestions for reaching across the curriculum.
  • Teaching Guide with curriculum activities related to frontier and pioneer life. Children's Literature Association of Utah

 

A Ballad of the Civil War by Mary Stolz
Weary of the war, a Union lieutenant recalls his life with his twin brother on their family's Virginia plantation and the events that led them to fight on different sides in the Civil War.

  • Activities include vocabulary and a character chart. TeacherViews

 

The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman
Princess Leora sets out on a desperate quest to find one unbroken balloon before the sun rises.

·         Activities focus on the study of Medieval times. TeacherViews 

·         Activities from the author. Scroll down the page. Phoebe Gilman

·         Activities for after reading. Scroll down the page. Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation

 

Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka
A transmission received from outer space in a combination of different Earth languages tells of an alien schoolboy's fantastic excuse for being late to school again.

 

Balook by Anthony Piers
A friendly prehistoric rhinoceros is genetically recreated in the near future.

·         Booktalk Booktalking Colorado

 

Balto, the Dog Who Saved Nome by Margaret Davidson
NARRATIVE NONFICTION -- a story that tells about real people or real events.

·         Games Quia

·         Quiz Harcourt Reading Skills Rocket - Word Relationships

·         Quiz Test Tutor – Word Relationships

·         Spelling & Vocabulary Word List

·         Memorial Statue & History

·         AuthorAbout the author

·         North Pole Web Cam

·         Artic Pictures

·         Slide Show of Dog Sled Race

·         Legend of Balto

·         Balto Character Quiz

·         Alaska’s Iditarod Race

 

Bamboozled by David Legge
A young girl on her weekly visit to her grandad feels that there is something out of the ordinary but can't figure out what it is.

  • Activities include recognizing story details. TeacherViews

 

Bananas-From Manolo to Margie by George Ancona
This story follows a crop of bananas from a plantation in Honduras to the breakfast table of a child in the United States. Along the way the bananas are handled by many workers and carried on different forms of transportation. 

  • Lesson Plan designed to help students explain how the exchange of goods and services connects Virginia with the world.  Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools

 

A Band of Angels by Deborah Hopkinson
The daughter of a slave forms a gospel singing group and goes on tour to raise money to save Fisk University.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, and web links. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Booktalk Washburn University

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

  • Projects and Themes from the author for using this book in the classroom with websites to related information.

 

Bandit's Moon by Sid Fleischman
Twelve-year-old Annyrose relates her adventures with Joaquín Murieta and his band of outlaws in the California gold-mining region during the mid-1800s.

  • Activities include curriculum connections for social studies, language arts, and math. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Booktalk Washburn University

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Discussion Guide includes elements of the novel and discussion questions. Scholastic

  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, book, related titles, activities, puzzles and worksheets, and weblinks for further study. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before, during, and after reading. Kansas City Public Schools

 

Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman
When his father dies while trying to climb Switzerland's greatest mountain--the Citadel,  young Rudi knows he must make the assault himself.

  • Activities for independent study including research. Story House
  • Activity for pre-reading incorporates Internet research.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley
A brief biography of the world's most famous playwright, using only historically correct information.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries

 

Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad by Pamela Duncan Edwards
In the forest, a group of animals help a runaway slave escape his pursuers.

  • Lesson Plan based on the necessities needed for the journey.
  • Teacher's Guide includes reading skills and strategies, discussion questions, and vocabulary skills. Harper
  • Teaching Guide includes general discussion questions and suggestions for reaching across the curriculum. Harper

 

A Bargain For Frances by Russell Hoban
Frances foils Thelma's plot to trick her out of a new china set.

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Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
A dog can't seem to bark right; but for some unknown reason, he makes all sorts of other animal sounds. 

  • Activities include cross-curricular book extensions. Page 14. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

The Barn by Avi
In an effort to fulfill their dying father's last request, nine-year-old Ben and his brother and sister construct a barn on their land in the Oregon Territory.

  • Book Discussion Guide  includes summary, discussion questions, and related web sites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Literature Unit includes introductory activities, vocabulary, study guide questions, extension activities, writing assignments, and discussion questions.

 

Barn Cat: a Counting Book by Carol P. Saul 
Because she's looking for something special, the great barn cat notices but shows no interest in the activities of the animals which can be counted around her.

 

Barn Dance! by Bill Martin and John Archambault
Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

  • Activities  features alliteration. TeacherViews

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
All the farm animals are where they should be, clucking and mucking, mewing and cooing, except for the missing goose.

  • Activities include a coloring page and animal paper plate crafts. Denise Fleming
  • Fun Sheet with activities, games, and crafts about animals and a list of theme-related books. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of blending and sound isolation. Liverpool, NY, School District

 

Barnyard Song by Rhonda Gowler Greene
When the barnyard animals catch the flu, the farmer takes care of them until their usual voices return.

  • Activities include songs, recipes, and related books and links from the author. Rhonda Gowler Greene

 

Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard by Lynn Hall
Relates the feats of Barry, the St. Bernard dog whose name, to this day,
honors the best dog at the St. Bernard Monastery.

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Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
The King, tired of rain, snow, sun, and fog, commands his magicians to make something else come down from the sky, but when oobleck falls, in sticky greenish droplets, Bartholomew Cubbins shames the King and saves the kingdom.

  • Activities include reading comprehension and science. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities related to words, a Venn diagram, and weather ideas. TeacherVision
  • Lesson Plan focuses on language arts, math, and technology. Sabine Parish, LA, School District
  • Word Bank for matching a word  with the correct sentence. TeacherVision
  • Word Search Puzzle TeacherVision

 

Baseball Ballerina by Kathryn Cristaldi
A baseball-loving girl worries that the ballet class her mother forces her
to take will ruin her reputation with the other members of her baseball team.

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Baseball Brothers by Jean Marzollo
Timmy is distracted while playing right field on his tee ball team, but when he comes up to bat he hits a home run.

 

Baseball Flyhawk by Matt Christopher
Chico Romez, playing left field for the Royals, has to come up a way of dealing with first-baseman String Becker's sarcasms and of proving that he is an asset to the team

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Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto
A collection of stories that offers a different cultural perspective about feelings common to all teenagers.

  • Activity for discussing what it means to be a teenager in society. McGraw-Hill
  • Book Quiz for the short story "La Bamba." Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Curricular Connections include creating a reader's theater and related websites. Audio Book Shelf
  • CyberGuide  includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education 
  • Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt

 

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC
  • Teacher's Guide includes background, reading questions, and interdisciplinary activities. Lee & Low Books
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Baseball's Best: Five True Stories by Andrew Gutelle
Examines the accomplishments of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron, all of whom were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • Activities include writing a biography. TeacherViews

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  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

Bashi, The Baby Elephant by Theresa Radcliffe
Bashi, a newborn elephant, becomes the target of a trio of lionesses when he becomes stuck in the mud at the watering hole, but his mother and other members of the herd move in quickly to keep him safe.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Basket Moon by Mary Lynn Ray
After hearing some men call his father and him hillbillies on his first trip into the nearby town of Hudson, a young boy is not so sure he still wants to become a basket maker.

  • Activities include graphing and learning about basket making. TeacherViews
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Basketball's Greatest Players by S. A. Kramer
Describes how and why such men as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird became great basketball players.

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The Bat Boy & His Violin by Gavin Curtis
Reginald is more interested in practicing his violin than in his father's job managing the worst team in the Negro Leagues, but when Papa makes him the bat boy and his music begins to lead the team to victory, Papa realizes the value of his son's passion.

  • Activities include creating a story map and summarizing. TeacherViews
  • Activities include talking about Jackie Robinson and baseball. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Activities include ideas for music. Scholastic
  • Activities include making a musical instrument. Trumpet
  • Booktalk Nancy Keene
  • Lesson Plan includes vocabulary study, characters, and questions for discussion. University of Iowa
  • Reading Guide includes a summary, vocabulary activities, and discussion questions. Page 9. Drake University
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Bat Jamboree by Kathi Appelt
At an abandoned outdoor movie theater, fifty-five bats perform in a toe-tapping, wing-flapping revue--and await the grand finale.

 

Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies
Bat wakes up, flies into the night, uses the echoes of her voice to navigate, hunts for her supper, and returns to her roost to feed her baby.

  • Activity Card for parent and child. Microsoft Word document. Texas 2X2 Reading List

 

Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff
In small town, post-World War Oregon, 21 sixth-grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game, during which one girl’s bigotry comes to the surface.

  • Book Discussion Guide includes summary, book talk, discussion questions, and related books and websites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Bathtime for Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
Biscuit the puppy runs away from his bath with his puppy friend, Puddles.

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Bathwater Gang by Jerry Spinelli
Bertie's all-girl gang becomes involved in a harmless but heartfelt war with an all-boy gang, until Bertie's grandmother steps in with a perfect solution.

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Bats by Gail Gibbons
Describes different kinds of bats, their physical characteristics, habits and behavior, and efforts to protect them.

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Bats, Creatures of the Night by Joyce Milton
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of different kinds of bats.

  • Activity for measuring and comparing wingspans of different bats. Scroll down the page.
  • Book Test

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·         Guided Reading Lesson includes introduction of text, discussion prompts and questions, post-reading activities, and word study. Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School, NY

 

Bats on Parade by Kathi Appelt
On a midsummer's night the Marching Bat Band makes a rare appearance, its members grouped in formations that demonstrate multiplication from two times two up to ten times ten. 

  • Classroom Ideas includes interdisciplinary activities. Kathi Appelt
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the math concept of algebraic patterns. Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the math concept of polynomials using algebra tiles. Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan focuses on patterns. Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan focuses on algebraic patterns. Kansas State University

 

Battle Dress by Amy Efaw
As a newly arrived freshman at West Point, seventeen-year-old Andi finds herself gaining both confidence and self esteem as she struggles to get through the grueling six weeks of new cadet training known as the Beast.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, booktalk, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Book Discussion Guide  includes summary, book talk, discussion questions, and related web sites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)

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The Battle for the Castle by Elizabeth Winthrop
Twelve-year-old William uses the magic token to return, through the toy castle in his attic, to the medieval land of Sir Simon, which is now menaced by a skeleton ship bearing a plague of ravenous rats.

  • Teacher’s Guide includes activities, thematic and curriculum connections, and vocabulary. Random House

 

Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper
A high school junior and his cousin suffer the ramifications of joining what seems to be a "reputable" school club.

  • Study Guide includes discussion questions, activities and research, and writing activities. Sharon Draper

The Battlefield Ghost by Margery Cuyler
When fourth grader John and his sister Lisa move into an old house in Princeton, New Jersey, they find it haunted by the ghost of a Hessian soldier from the Revolutionary War and try to reunite him with the ghost of his beloved horse.

·         Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, related weblinks, and a booktalk. Click on 2002-2003 Activities (in Word format) South Carolina Association of School Librarians

 

Bayou Lullaby by Kathi Appelt
Images of a soft and sleepy bayou are combined with rhythmic verses and depict drifting alligators, dozing herons, and a chorus of tree frogs that sings, fais dodo, fais dodo, in a gentle representation of a Cajun lullaby.

 

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes
Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents and classmates finds a book in the library that promises to make him perfect in just three days.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Mini Unit with a summary, vocabulary, and suggested discussion questions and activities. Easy Fun School
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company

 

Be Good to Eddie Lee  by Virginia Fleming
Although Christy considered him a pest, when Eddie Lee, a boy with Down's Syndrome, follows her into the woods, he shares several special discoveries with her.

  • Activities include creating a Venn diagram. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan to teach tolerance for people with disabilities. Teacher Link

 

Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz
Bea dislikes school and Mr. Jones is frustrated by his job as an advertising executive. Parent and child swap places--with very surprising results

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

  • Activity to introduce before reading. Ball State University

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Beach Ball by Peter Sis
A beach day becomes a wonderful game for young children as they search through intricate drawings to find things at the beach.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

The Beach Book by Neil Dawe
Discusses many of the creatures to be ssen at the seashore and suggests projects to enhance one's experience at the beach.

  • Teacher's Guide includes an introduction, curriculum activities, and resources. Workman Publishing

 

Beachmont Letters by Cathleen Twomey
Scarred by a fire that killed her father, a seventeen-year-old girl begins a correspondence with a young soldier in 1944.

 

Beacons of Light: Lighthouses by Gail Gibbons
A survey of lighthouses and how they work in simple text and pictures.

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Bean by Anna Grossnickle Hines
A curious cat named Bean leaps, creeps, and snuggles its way in and out of household adventures

 

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Taylor, a poor Kentuckian, makes her way west with an abandoned baby girl and stops in Tucson. There she finds friends and discovers resources in apparently empty places.

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Beany and the Dreaded Wedding by Susan Wojciechowski
Beany loves her cousin Amy but is worried about something going wrong if she agrees to be the flower girl in Amy's wedding.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities and discussion or writing topics for each chapter. Susan Wojcieckowski

 

Beany Goes to Camp by Susan Wojciechowski
Beany definitely does not want to spend her summer vacation at camp, but she endures bugs and a bossy cabin-mate, finds a new friend, and has an okay time after all.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities and discussion or writing topics for each chapter. Susan Wojcieckowski

 

Beany (Not Beanhead) and the Magic Crystals by Susan Wojciechowski
Beany has a magic wishing crystal, but since it will grant only one wish, she holds it in reserve waiting for the perfect moment to use it.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities and discussion or writing topics for each chapter. Susan Wojcieckowski

 

Beany Wakes Up for Christmas by Lisa Bassett
Scamp Squirrel gets everything ready for Christmas to surprise Beany Bear when he wakes up for the occasion.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Bear by Raymond Briggs
Tilly has an exhausting day when an enormous white bear, which no-one else can see, comes to live with her.

·         Activities include interdisciplinary ideas and a game about bears. TeacherViews

 

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.

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  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries
  • Study Guide includes activities, related web links, vocabulary, and comprehension questions by chapter.
  • Website for Paddington includes links to coloring pages, postcards, and puzzles.

 

The Bear Family by Dieter Betz 
Describes the lives of grizzly bears living on a game reserve on the McNeil River in Alaska.

·         Activities include creating a chart about bears. TeacherViews

  • Activity for discovering facts about bears from reading the book. CanTeach

 

Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone
Fun-filled tour of squares, stars, triangles, and many more simple shapes.

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The Bear Says North: Tales for Northern Lands by Bob Barton
Presents illustrated retellings of ten folk and fairy tales from northern hemisphere countries that border on or contain frozen tundra, snowy mountains, dense wilderness, and ice fields.

 

Bear Shadow by Frank Asch
Bear tries everything he can think of to get rid of his shadow. 

  • Activity Card about shadows. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

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Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson 
On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 18. North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • Activities Scroll down to page 2. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
  • Activity Guide includes masks, puppets, and more. Karma Wilson
  • Activity Kit Simon & Schuster
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bear Tales by by Vlasta van Kampen
Includes three fairy tales about bears from Europe and America.

  • Activities for before, during, and after reading. Annick Press

 

The Bear That Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
A fictionalized retelling of the true story of three-year-old Sarah Whitcher, who, in 1783, became lost in the woods of New Hampshire and was protected by a bear until her rescue four days later.

 

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.

 

Bear's Bargain by Frank Asch
Bear and Little Bird try to help each other achieve impossible ambitions.

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Bear's Toothache by David McPhail
When he discovers a bear with a toothache outside his window, a little boy tries to think of ways of removing the tooth.

  • Activities include writing and discussion questions. TeacherViews

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Beardance by Will Hobbs
While accompanying an elderly rancher on a trip into the San Juan Mountains, Cloyd, a Ute Indian boy, tries to help two orphaned grizzly cubs survive the winter and, at the same time, completes his spirit mission.

  • Activities Will Hobbs
  • Book Project features learning about the Continental Divide. A Read Across America Project featuring Colorado. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

Bearhide and Crow by Paul Brett Johnson
After Sam tricks Amos into swapping a prize-winning gourd for a smelly old bearhide, Amos decides to give Sam a taste of his own medicine by negotiating an even more worthless trade.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of trade and money. KidEconBooks

 

Bears in the Forest by Karen Wallace 
A beautifully illustrated study of bear behavior follows a mother bear and her two cubs from the birth of the youngsters, through two summers and two winters, providing a host of facts about bear biology. 

  • Lesson Plan includes knowledge, comprehension, and application after hearing the story. 

 

The Bears' Christmas by Jan and Stan Berenstain
Daddy Bear tries to show his son how to use the sled, skates, and skis Santa brought for Christmas.

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The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
When Jonathan's mother sent him over Hemlock Mountain to borrow a large iron pot from Aunt Emma, he wasn't quite sure he liked the idea of going alone because their might be bears.

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Bears on Wheels by Stan Berenstain
An acrobatic act begins with one bear on a unicycle and ends with twenty-one bears and sixteen wheels flying through the air.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bearstone by Will Hobbs
A troubled Indian boy goes to live with an elderly rancher whose caring ways help the boy become a man.

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·         Lesson Plan for an online scavenger hunt to be used before, during, and after reading. Florien High School-Sabine Parish, LA, School District

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries

·         Literature Unit includes chapter-by-chapter activities, character maps, puzzles and games, worksheets, and other resources. Jennifer Jensen-University of Colorado

  • Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Study Guide includes pre- and post-reading questions and activities, graphic organizers, assessment instruments, related media links and readings, and reproducible worksheets. Glencoe Literature Library

 

Beast by Susan Meddaugh
Anna's family plans to destroy a big, furry beast that comes out of the forest, but Anna is not convinced it's dangerous.

 

Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
Elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast," told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

The Beast by R. L. Stine
James and his cousin Ashley are transported back in time, after a midnight ride on The Beast, the legendary roller coaster at Paramount Park's King's Island. 

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  • Teaching Guide includes discussion topics, activities, and research ideas. Simon & Schuster

 

Beast and the Halloween Horror (Kids of the Polk Street School series) by Patricia Reilly Giff
Assigned to write to the author of a book he neglected to read for class, Beast invites the writer to his school's Halloween Horror and is shocked when he actually shows up for the event. 

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The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room by Patricia Reilly Giff
Held back for a year in second grade, Richard can't seem to help getting into trouble, until he gets really interested in reading and helps his class in a special way.

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Beast Who Was Afraid (Kids of the Polk Street School series) by Patricia Reilly Giff
With the help of the meanest substitute teacher in the whole school, Richard "Beast" Best learns a lesson about fear. 

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The Beast with a Thousand Teeth by Terry Jones
The small son of a pastry cook finds a way to keep a hungry beast from
terrorizing the land.

  • Lesson Plan includes comprehension questions and drawing. All Souls School-UK

 

The Beastly Arms by Patrick Jennings
Eleven-year-old Nickel, a boy with a great affinity for both animals and photography, moves into an apartment building run by the strange and mysterious Mr. Beastly and discovers a secret about the other tenants.

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Beastly Feast by Bruce Goldstone
All sorts of animals bring a variety of foods to share at a picnic: bears bring pears, parrots bring carrots, mosquitoes bring burritos, mice bring rice, and so on.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of rhyming. Liverpool, NY, School District

 

A Beautiful Feast for a Big King Cat by John Archambault
A little mouse who habitually teases a cat must use his wits to avoid being eaten.

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Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu by Emily Arnold McCully
Tells the story of two unlikely kung fu masters and how their skill in martial arts saves them both.

  • Activities include cross-curricular book extensions. Page 34. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

 

Beauty by Robin McKinley
Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

·         Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award

·         Unit includes activities, strategies, and worksheets. Novelinks-Brigham Young University

 

Beauty and the Beast by Marianna Mayer
Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

  • Lesson Plan includes vocabulary activities, discussion questions and extension activities. Merced County, California, Public Schools

 

Beauty, Her Basket by Sandra Belton
While visiting her grandmother in the Sea Islands, a young girl hears about her African heritage and learns to weave a sea grass basket.

 

Because of Anya by Margaret Peterson Haddix
While ten-year-old Anya faces the difficulties of losing her hair to alopecia, her classmate Keely learns how to stand up for what she knows is right.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards

 

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo
India Opal, a motherless preacher's daughter, is lonely in her new Florida home until a scraggly, smiling, stray mutt enters her life and together they win over the town.

  • Activities include discussion and writing. TeacherViews
  • Activities include writing about someone who has changed their lives. Trumpet
  • Activities include ideas for language arts, science, math, social studies, music, and art. Page 42. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

·         Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins,  and a booktalk. Click on 2002-2003 Activities (in Word format) South Carolina Association of School Librarians

  • Activities include a summary and curriculum connections. Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award
  • Activities Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Activities include the Internet, research, writing, vocabulary, and more. Marshall County, WV, Public Schools
  • Book Discussion Guide includes summary, discussion questions, and related books. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)

·         Book Guide include discussion questions. KidReads

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Booktalk Booktalking Colorado

  • Chapter Challenges includes a summary and discussion questions. Five in a Row
  • Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • Discussion Questions Hawaii Association of School Librarians
  • Discussion Questions Connecticut State Library
  • Lesson Plan includes activities about making decisions.
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, book, related titles, activities, puzzles and worksheets, and weblinks for further study. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Lesson Plan focuses on empathy and compassion related to the book. Education Cooperative

·         Lesson Plan includes online quizzes by chapter, crossword puzzles, and related websites. Mountain City, TN, Elementary School

  • Literature Circle Lesson  Appalachian State University
  • Literature Unit includes activities, projects, puzzles, and online quizzes by chapter. Mountain City Elementary School, TN
  • Literature Unit includes characters, summary, lessons, games, and more. Promote Georgia
  • Logic Puzzle about drawing inferences from personal experience. Suzy Red
  • Online Trivia Quiz Fun Trivia
  • Questions by chapter. San Lorenzo Valley, CA Elementary School 
  • Reader’s Guide includes questions for discussion questions. Candlewick Press
  • WebQuest with activities to complete before, during, and after reading. Reading Online

 

Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell
A class observes the various stages caterpillars go through to become butterflies.

 

Becoming Mary Mehan: Two Novels by Jennifer Armstrong
Contains the complete text to two novels by Jennifer Armstrong which feature Mary Mehan and her experiences during the Civil War and its aftermath.

 

Bedhead by Margie Palatini
After many unsuccessful attempts to control his unruly hair one morning, Oliver and his family think that they have solved the problem-- until he gets to school and finds that it is school picture day.

 

The Bedspread by Sylvia Fair
Two elderly sisters embroider the house of their childhood at either end of a white bedspread, each as she remembers it, with results that surprise them.

  • Activities include following directions. TeacherViews

 

Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
It may be bedtime for Frances, but that does not mean Frances is ready to go to bed.

  • Activities  include idea for using a clock. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 4. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Bee-Man of Orn by Frank Stockton
The Bee-man, informed by a Junior Sorcerer that he was once something or someone entirely different, sets out to discover his original form so that he can be changed back.

 

Bee My Valentine by Mariam Cohen
The pupils of a first grade class prepare for their St. Valentine's Day party.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco
To teach his granddaughter the value of books, a grandfather leads a growing crowd in search of the tree where the bees keep all their honey.

  • Activities include ideas for home and classroom and a related book list. Scroll to page 15. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Literature Circle Lesson   Appalachian State University

 

Beef Stew by Barbara Brenner
When his friends decline to come over for a beef stew dinner, Nicky feels bad until a surprise visitor shows up.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! by Stuart Murphy
Molly loves to play with her big brother's toy cars. As the red cars vroom and the yellow cars beep, readers can learn to recognize patterns, an early and essential math skill.

 

The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer by Gary Paulsen 
The author recalls his experiences as a migrant laborer and carnival worker after he ran away from home at age sixteen.

  • Reading Guide includes questions discussion topics and author information  intended to guide readers and spark discussion. Random House

 

Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol
The letters that ten-year-old Christoph and his uncle exchange show how Christoph's feelings for Mr. Beethoven, the eccentric boarder that shares his house, change from anger and embarrassment to compassion and admiration.

  • Activity focuses on letter writing from a character's point of view. TeacherViews
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  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. Stockton Unified School District

 

Beetles Lightly Toasted by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Andy's entering the fifth-grade essay contest stirs his imagination to creative heights as he competes with his know-it-all cousin by making recipes with some unusual food sources and testing them on unaware friends and family.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Vocabulary Quizzes include concentration, flashcards, and word search. Quia

 

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Beezus wants to love her little sister as much as her mother loves her sister, Aunt Beatrice. But Ramona keeps doing things that make Beezus furious. Not until her mother and Aunt Beatrice share some childhood memories does Beezus feel that maybe there is some hope for Ramona after all.

·         Activities include writing and planning a party (math). TeacherViews

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Before We Were Free by Juli Alvarez
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Booktalk Random House
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards
  • Reader's Guide includes questions for discussion. Random House

 

Begin at the Beginning by Amy Schwartz
Sara gets stuck when she must paint a picture for the second grade art show, until she discovers the best place to begin.

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Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit 
This biography tells of a Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who assumed male dress and served in the Union Army, first in a tent hospital, and then as a spy behind Confederate lines under various disguises. 

  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Questions by chapter. Opens in Word. Litchfield, AZ, Elementary School District

 

Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura Williams
Thirteen-year-old Korinna must decide whether to report her parents to
her Hitler youth group when she discovers that they are hiding Jews in a
secret space behind Korinna's bedroom wall.

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Behind the Lines by Isabelle Holland
During the New York Draft Riot of 1863, a young Irish Catholic girl helps an African American make a daring escape from an angry mob.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, websites and enrichment, vocabulary development, comprehension, timeline activity, map activity, understanding two points of view, and linking the novel to current events. Omaha, NE, Public Schools

 

Being Dead: Stories by Vivian Vande Velde
Seven supernatural stories, all having something to do with death.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related websites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Junior Book Award

 

The Bell, the Book and the Spellbinder by John Bellairs
When Fergie falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer, Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass risk their own lives to save him.

 

Bella Arabella by Liza Fosburg
Pampered ten-year-old Arabella thinks that by becoming a cat, she can avoid being sent to boarding school by her mother's fourth husband, but she finds her new life fraught with unknown terrors and learns that her former life was not so bad after all. 

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Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White
Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a theory about what happened to Belle Prater, but Gypsy wants the facts. When her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son, moves next door, she has her chance.

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Booktalk Montpelier, VT, School District

  • Lesson Plan includes pre-reading activities, thematic connections, and interdisciplinary connections, and vocabulary. Literary Link
  • Study Questions for discussion and writing with page references. Literary Link
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading and interdisciplinary activities and thematic connections. Random House

 

Belle Teal by Ann M. Martin
Belle Teal Harper's entrance into fifth-grade in the early 1960s brings many changes and challenges as her Gran's memory begins to slip, her mom spends long hours away at work, and her class gets two new students, including an African-American boy.

·         Book Quiz Click cancel for network password. Wichita Public Schools

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • Discussion Guide with a synopsis and questions related to story elements. Scholastic
  • Jigsaw Puzzle of the cover to complete online. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, book, related titles, activities, puzzles and worksheets, and weblinks for further study. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Online Quiz Scholastic

 

The Bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton
Twelve-year-old Jason describes the wonderful Christmas of 1890 that he and his family celebrate, in their home in Springfield, Ohio.

 

Ben and Jerry: The Real Scoop by Jules Older
Traces the steps of Ben and Jerry until they become a huge American Icon.

  • Activities include graphing and math. TeacherViews

 

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson 
Benjamin Franklin's companion, Amos the mouse, recounts how he was responsible for Franklin's inventions and discoveries.

  • Activity emphasizes character education. Georgia Humanities Council
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Lesson Plan using the book to focus on Benjamin Franklin. Solution Site
  • Lesson Plan includes vocabulary activities, discussion questions and extension activities. Merced County, California, Public Schools
  • Scavenger Hunt related to events in the book. Woodstock Elementary, Georgia
  • Unit developed by a teacher in Iowa.
  • WebQuest Holy Cross School

 

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares by Frank Murphy
Benjamin Franklin has many inventions— including the Magic Square, a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number.

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews
  • Teaching Plan includes activities related to math. Scholastic

 

Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg 
On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood water.

  • Activities include studying landmarks. TeacherViews
  • Activities
  • Lesson Plan includes using the Internet to locate landmarks pictured in the book. Kamalii, HI, School District
  • Online Quiz ThinkQuest New York City

 

Ben’s Trumpet by Rachel Isadora
Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.

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  • Lesson Plan includes pre- and post-reading questions and activities. Reading Is Fundamental
  • Teaching Plan includes activities for before and after reading and cross-curricular activities about jazz. Scholastic

 

Beneath the Ghost Moon: A Halloween Tale by Jane Yolen 
Beneath the midnight moon, mice battle mean-hearted creepy crawlies to protect their farmyard home.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Beneath the Oceans by Penny Clarke
Discusses the formation, structure, currents, tides, food chain, and importance of our oceans.

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Benny's Big Bubble by Jane O'Connor
Benny blows one enormous bubble that takes off on an airborne trip around the neighborhood.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson 
Benny sets off in the morning with five shiny new pennies to spend and eventually buys something for his mother, brother, sister, dog, and cat.

  • Activities include spending money. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with interdisciplinary activities.
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills identifying rhyme within a sentence and sound manipulation. Liverpool, NY, School District
  • Study Guide includes activities from the author. Pat Brisson

 

Beowulf a translation by Burton Raffel
The exploits of the Anglo-Saxon warrior, Beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster Grendel.

  • Novel Guide with theme openers, cross curricular activities, and research assignments. McDougal Littrell
  • Study Guide includes pre- and post-reading questions and activities, graphic organizers, assessment instruments, related media links and readings, and reproducible worksheets. Glencoe Literature Library

 

The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Terrible Talking Termite by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Ralph Ripoff comes up with a plan to get rich quick by selling termite insurance. The Bear Scouts try to stop Ralph before the terrible termite tears up the town! 

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The Berenstain Bear Scouts Save That Backscratcher by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The mayor plans to cut down the bears' favorite tree. 

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The Berenstain Bears Accept No Substitutes by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother heads for trouble when he tortures the substitute teacher.

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The Berenstain Bears and No Guns Allowed by Stan and Jan Berenstain
When an increase in rudeness and aggressive behavior is noticed at Bear Country School, teachers and parents decide that something should be done.

  • Teacher's Guide includes classroom, interdisciplinary, and Internet connections. Random House

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream by Stan and Jan Berenstain
After viewing a scary movie about the Spacegrizzlies, Brother Bear has a nightmare.

  • Activities include fill-in-the-blank sentences. TeacherViews

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit by Stan and Jan Berenstain
With the help of her family, Sister Bear breaks her habit of biting her nails.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Big Red Kite by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear want Papa Bear to build a kite for the kite contest.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother Bear feels excited about joining Too-Tall Grizzly's gang until the members dare him to steal one of Farmer Ben's juicy watermelons.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Dress Code by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Berenstein Bears learn that fashions come and go. 

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Drug Free Zone by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear just say no to drugs.

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Green-Eyed Monster by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Sister is jealous of her brother's new bike. 

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The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother gets in trouble when he allows television, his boom box, the telephone, and other distractions to keep him from doing his homework.

  • Activities include discussing making mistakes. TeacherViews

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The entire Bear family becomes involved in an attempt to clean and organize the cubs' messy room.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Sister Bear, Brother Bear, Cousin Fred, and his hound Snuff search for the thief who stole Papa Bear's blackberry honey.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Nerdy Nephew by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister try to find way for Nerdy Ferdy to fit in.

 

The Berenstain Bears and the New Girl in Town by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother is attracted to Bonnie Brown who is not a bear but a grizzly.

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mama Bear's reminders about the true meaning of Thanksgiving are left in the dust as the spirit of competition takes over and Papa Bear and the cubs begin a campaign to win first prize in the Thanksgiving Pumpkin contest.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Red-Handed Thief by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister find out who is breaking into the lockers at school.

 

The Berenstain Bears and the School Sheet Scandal by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Frustrated by their lack of artistic freedom on the school newspaper, Brother Bear and his friends start an underground newspaper and discover some basic truths about freedom of the press and responsibility.

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Lonely without friends her age to play with, Sister Bear is delighted when a new little girl cub moves into the house down the road.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear learn how important it is to tell the truth after they accidentally break Mama's favorite lamp.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando by Stan and Jan Berenstain
A boy in a wheelchair challenges a bully to a basketball game.

 

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Papa Bear and the cubs learn there can be too much birthday when they go overboard in planning Sister's sixth birthday party. 

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The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Pressure by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Members of the Bear family commit themselves to so many time-consuming activities that the resulting stress brings on a crisis and makes them admit that there are only so many hours in a day.

  • Activity for creating a cause and effect chart. Georgia Humanities Council

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Stan and Jan Berenstain
When the tables are turned, Brother understands that teasing isn't just mean, it's dangerous. 

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Concerned that the family is spending too much time in front of the television and neglecting other activities, Mama Bear decides that there will be no television watching for one week.

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The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Bear family experiences one mishap after another when they vacation in the Great Grizzly Mountains.

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears and Trouble at School by Stan and Jan Berenstain
When Brother Bear returns to school after being out sick, he gets into a mess  that gets worse and worse until Gramps gives him some advice.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears at the Super-Duper Market by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bear family tours the supermarket.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings by Stan and Jan Berenstain
During a frightful thunderstorm, Brother and Sister Bear learn that Mama and Papa's love and protection are better blessings than more Bearbie dolls and video games.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus by Stan and Jan Berenstain
As the minutes pass and the school bus gets closer to their house, Brother and Sister are in increasing danger of missing it.

 

The Berenstain Bears Fly-It! : Up, Up and Away by Stan and Jan Berenstain
When Papa Bear uses a balloon to demonstrate how a jet plane works at Bear County Airport, Brother, Sister, and their friends begin designing and making their own models and soon launch a flying circus.

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The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mama Bear decides to start a Bear Family Politeness Plan, with a set of simple rules

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The Berenstain Bears Get Into a Fight by Stan and Jan Berenstain
When two small bears don't get along, the grown-ups worry - what went wrong?

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The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Sister Bear worries about her lines in the school play while Brother Bear has no fear. Guess who forgets the lines during the performance?

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The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Gran and Gramps come up with a plan to help selfish Brother and Sister Bear get rid of a bad case of the galloping greedy gimmies.

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The Berenstain Bears Go Out for the Team by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear are such good baseball players that Papa Bear decides they should try out for the Bear Country Cub League.

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The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain cubs enjoy day camp, although they are dubious about the end-of-season pow-wow and sleep-out at the top of Skull Rock.

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The bear children have a wonderful time learning, and playing, and making things in school. 

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The Berenstain Bears Go to the Movies by Stan and Jan Berenstain
After a scary movie, Papa makes a suggestion to help "the cubs" feel safe.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears: Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Little bear travels to town in a cardboard box. 

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The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers by Stan and Jan Berenstain
When Papa Bear tells the children why they should never talk to strangers, Mama Bear brings reassuring sense to the problem.

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mama Bear hopes to teach the cubs to think of others instead of only themselves by having them help an elderly neighbor clean out her attic. 

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The Berenstain Bears: No Girls Allowed by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Annoyed that Sister Bear always beats them at baseball and other "boy" type activities, her brother and the other male cubs try to exclude her from their new club.

  • Activities include sharing and creating a club. TeacherViews

 

The Berenstain Bears on the Job by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear meet a doctor, a fireman, a police officer and others while trying to decide what to be when they grow up.

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The Berenstain Bears on the Moon by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear along with their pup blast off into space to explore the moon.

·         Activities include cross-curricular activities. TeacherViews

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

·         Lesson Plan for a physical education activity. PE Central

·         PowerPoint Presentation of the book

 

The Berenstain Bears Say Good Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Comforting bedtime rituals of the Bear family in lulling rhyme prepare young children for bedtime.

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The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Taking good care of their teeth is something all bears do. That's why Sis and Brother brush - and go to the dentist, too. 

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The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree by Stan & Jan Berenstain
During the Bears' search for a Christmas tree they are reminded of what Christmas is really about.

  • Activities include decorating a tree. TeacherViews

 

The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Brother Bear wonders who has been sending him secret valentines, but he does not discover the identity of his admirer until he meets the goalie of the opposing team after his big championship hockey game. 

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The Berenstain Bears' Four Seasons by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Learn all about the changing seasons through the eyes of the Bear family, from blizzards to buds to thunderstorms to falling leaves. 

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The Berenstain Bears' Home Sweet Tree by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Come visit the Berenstain tree house and see what's hidden under the flaps and in the nooks and crannies.

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The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear get caught up buying as many of the popular new Beary Bubbies as they can.

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  • Lesson Plan using the book to learn about spending, collecting, opportunity cost, saving, and speculating. Money Management International

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears' New Baby by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Small Bear outgrows the bed his father made him when he was a baby--and none too soon.

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Papa Bear learns a lesson in the importance of acceptance when a new family of pandas moves in across the road.

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The Berenstain Bears' Nursery Tales by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Contains familiar nursery tales.

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The Berenstain Bears' Trick or Treat by Stan & Jan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bear cubs have an adventure on Halloween night that proves Mother's adage, "appearances can be deceiving." 

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The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money by Jan and Stan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear learn some important lessons about earning and spending money.

  • Lesson Plan includes figures of speech and making a bank to save money. Includes economics objectives. Money Management International

 

Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett
Berlioz is baffled by the strange buzz coming from his double bass, but there's no time to investigate. He and his bear orchestra are due at the gala ball in the village square at eight. But on the way, their wagon gets stuck in a pothole! 

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

The Berry-Picking Man by Jane Buchanan
Nine-year-old Meggie resents spending time with a strange, smelly old man who calls her mother whenever he needs a ride, but when Christmas finds him in the hospital she knows what she must do.

 

Bertie Was a Watchdog by Rick Walton
Bertie, a dog as small as a watch, outsmarts an overconfident robber.

  • Activities Scroll down to page 2. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

 

Bertie's Picture Day by Pat Brisson
Bertie tries to get spiffy for his class picture, but several disastrous events result in him looking "interesting" instead.

  • Study Guide includes activities from the author. Pat Brisson

 

Beryl E. Bean #1: Mighty Adventurer of the Planet by Ricki Stern and Heidi Worcester 
Beryl and her new best friend, Mary P., are going behind the scenes at the natural history museum, where their help is desperately needed by a team of scientists hunting for a missing dinosaur bone.

 

Beryl E. Bean #2: Expedition Sleepaway Camp by Ricki Stern and Heidi Worcester 
When the campers' personal stuff starts disappearing at summer camp, Beryl knows she has to drop everything to solve the mystery 

 

Bess's Log Cabin Quilt by D. Anne Love
With her father away and her mother ill with fever, ten-year-old Bess works hard on a log cabin quilt to save the family farm.

  • Activities include writing and using the Internet to learn about the Oregon Trail. TeacherViews

 

The Best Bad Thing by Yoshiko Uchida
At first dismayed at having to spend the last month of her summer vacation helping out in the household of recently widowed Mrs. Hata, Rinko discovers there are pleasant surprises for her, but then bad things start to happen.

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The Best Christmas Hunt Ever by John Speirs
Rebuses based on Christmas themes, with answers included.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

  • Chapter Challenges includes a summary and discussion questions by chapter. Five in a Row
  • Lesson Plan with sample vocabulary activities and discussion questions. Progeny Press
  • Lesson Plan includes project, essays, and comprehension tests. TeacherVision
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • Study Guide includes hands-on activities for curriculum connections. Stage One

 

The Best Class Picture Ever! by Denis Roche
It's class picture day, but for the second graders nothing is going right: their class pet is missing, their teacher left and hasn't been replaced, and Olivia refuses to smile.

 

B-e-s-t Friends (New Kids of the Polk Street School series) by Patricia Reilly Giff
When the teacher tells Stacy that Annie, the new girl at school, is going to be her partner in class, Stacy is not happy.

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·         Book Test Arcadia Valley Elementary School, MO-Ruth Petsel

 

Best Friends by Steven Kellogg
Kathy feels lonely and betrayed when her best friend goes away for the summer and has a wonderful time.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Best Friends Club by Elizabeth Winthrop
Lizzie learns to share her best friend and enjoy it, too.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities, spelling, and vocabulary.

 

Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban
When Albert and his buddies have a "no girls" baseball game, Frances and her sister organize a "Best Friends Outing--No Boys".

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Best Friends in the Snow by Angela S. Medearis
Friends enjoy playing in the snow--slipping and sliding, making snowmen and snow angels, building a fort, and more.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Best Friends Wear Pink Tutus by Sheri Brownrigg
When two friends vie for the part of Clara in "The Nutcracker," who will get the part?

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Best Mistake Ever! by Richard Scarry
Three stories about Lowly Worm and his friends include "The Best Mistake Ever," "A Visit to Mr. Fixit," and "Best Friends."

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Best Older Sister by Sook Nyul Choi
Sunhi is unsettled by the arrival of a baby brother, but with the help of her wise grandmother she learns to appreciate her new role of big sister.

 

The Best Pet Yet by Louise Vitellaro Tidd
At the pet shop to select his first pet, a boy finally settles on a rabbit.

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The Best Place by Susan Meddaugh
After traveling around the world to make sure that the view from his screen porch is the best, an old wolf tries drastic measures to get his house back from the rabbit family that had bought it.

  • Activities include writing and comparing characters. TeacherViews

 

The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
The six horrible Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, cause mayhem throughout the school year.

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The Best Teacher in the World by Bernice Chardiet & Grace Maccarone
Bunny's favorite teacher, Mrs. Darcy, teaches Bunny not to be afraid to
ask questions.

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Best Thanksgiving Book by Pat Whitehead
Tells the story of the first Thanksgiving using letters of the alphabet.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby
Little Bill and his friends, avid fans of the television show "Space Explorers," clamor to get the video game version, but they find that they have more fun using their imagination while playing outside.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Best Wishes, Ed by James Stevenson
A little penguin is separated from his friends by a floating ice drift and to pass the time he begins to write in the snow. 

  • Lesson Plan includes activities, spelling, and vocabulary.
  • Web Activity for gathering information at the Sea World site.

 

Beth's Story by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Painfully shy Beth March is excited to be visiting New York City with her parents. The theater, opera, symphony, museums—Beth loves every minute of her adventure. She even meets Abraham Lincoln, and has the courage to tell him that women deserve the right to vote.

  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading and interdisciplinary activities and thematic connections. Random House

 

The Betrayer's Fortune by Dave & Neta Jackson
In Antwerp, Belgium, in 1543, after his mother is arrested as a heretic, fifteen-year-old Adriaen Wens flees with the Anabaptist preacher Menno Simons and must decide whether to turn Simons in to save his mother from death.

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Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner
An introduction to the life of the Philadelphia seamstress credited with sewing the first American flag.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
After Betsy Ray moves into the house across the street from Tacy Kelly, the five-year-olds become inseparable friends.

 

Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace
After Tib Muller moves into the town where Betsy Ray and Tacy Kelly live, the eight-year-olds never quarrel, even when learning to fly--from the limb of a tree.

 

Betsy Who Cried Wolf by Gail Carson Levine
A serious young shepherd finds that there is more than one way to keep a wolf from eating her sheep.

  • Activities Scroll down to page 3. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

 

Better Than All Right by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Iris, a cool unsentimental sixteen-year-old, has profound effects on her fourteen-year-old cousin and an eighteen-year-old boy spending the summer at the same resort.

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Betty Doll by Patricia Polacco
Presents a story of precious family memories, based on the author's discovery of a beloved old rag doll wrapped in a letter written by her mother who had died a year earlier.

 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Alden Carter
Although neither fifteen-year-old Mark Severson nor his diabetic cousin Randy are looking forward to the canoe trip that is a family rite of passage, they begin to enjoy themselves as they make their way through Minnesota's lake country, until the trip becomes a fight for survival.

·         Booktalk Booktalking Colorado

 

Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child
Herbie loves being read his nightly wolf storybooks provided his mother removes them from his room before turning off the lights. When mom forgets to take out the books and wolves appear in his room, Herbie must summon his favorite fairy tale characters to help. 

  • Teaching Plan includes creating a fractured fairy tale. Scholastic

 

Beware, Princess Elizabeth (The Young Royals series) by Carolyn Meyer
After the death of her father, King Henry VIII, in 1547, thirteen-year-old Elizabeth must endure the political intrigues and dangers of the reigns of her half-brother Edward and her half-sister Mary before finally becoming Queen of England eleven years later.

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  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt

 

Beware the Fish! by Gordan Korman
In this riotous romp, best friends Bruno and Boots enlist the aid of the girls at Miss Scrimmage's Finishing School to rescue their school from financial woes.

 

Beware the Ravens, Aunt Morbelia by Joan Carris
Todd Fearing, his aunt Morbelia, and his friend Jeff are shadowed by mysterious characters when they visit London and their ancestral home.

  • Teaching Guide includes activities across the curriculum. Childrenslit.com

 

Beyond the Heather Hills by Melissa Wiley
Ten-year-old Martha Morse, who would grow up to become the great-grandmother of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, experiences the larger world outside of tiny Glencaraid, Scotland, when she goes to visit her married sister in Perth.

 

Beyond the Mango Tree by Amy Bronwen Zemser
While living in Liberia with her possessive, diabetic mother and often-absent father, twelve-year-old Sarina longs for a friend with whom to experience the world beyond her yard.

  • Activities include comparing the book to another story for a perspective of life outside the United States. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Book Discussion Guide includes summary, discussion questions, and related websites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)

 

Beyond the Western Sea- Book One-Escape from Home by Avi
Driven from their impoverished Irish village, fifteen-year-old Maura and her younger brother meet their landlord's runaway son in Liverpool while all three wait for a ship to America.

  • Activity for concert reading. Scroll down the page. Nancy Polette
  • Literature Guide featuring pre-reading activities, Reader's Theater, word pattern activities and more. (Text file) Nancy Polette
  • Study Guide includes a summary, characters, key ideas, and questions for after reading. National Geographic Book Club

 

The BFG by Roald Dahl
Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

  • Activities about acronynms, spelling, and creating a dictionary. Primary Resources
  • Activities include the Internet, research, writing, vocabulary, and more. Marshall County, WV, Public Schools
  • Activities about dreams and nightmares. TeacherViews
  • Activities for all chapters. Gigglepotz
  • Activity for vocabulary. Gigglepotz

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·         Questions for Chapter 1. Gigglepotz

·         Questions for Chapter 2. Gigglepotz

 

Bialosky's Christmas by Leslie McGuire
Bialosky plans a wonderful Christmas party and spends all day preparing for it, but he forgets to do one important thing.

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A Bicycle for Rosaura by Daniel Barbo
A woman has difficulty finding a bicycle for her pet hen Rosaura.

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The Bicycle Man by Allen Say
In a small village in Japan, two American soldiers do amazing tricks on a borrowed bicycle.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

Big Al by Andrew Clements
A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

  • Lesson Plan includes interactive story reading with questions and extension activities. Saginaw Valley State University

 

Big Anthony: His Story by Tomie dePaola
Big Anthony, well-meaning but inattentive, journeys around Italy causing one problem after another, before meeting Strega Nona.

  • Activities include pasta pictures and using other books by the author.

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Big, Bad and a Little Bit Scary: Poems That Bite Back! by Wade Zaharis
Poems by English and American writers describe members of the animal kingdom that are often portrayed as villains, including vipers, alligators, sparrow hawks, vultures, and sharks.

  • Activities with curriculum content connections. Scroll down to page 16. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

Big Bag Mistake by John Escott
Unexpected events bring Gisele and Ricardo together.

  • Teacher's Notes includes a summary, activities, vocabulary, and student activities and questions by chapter. Penguin Putnam

 

The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr
Ariel almost causes her famous mother to lose a balloon race and then helps her win it.

  • Activities include sequencing and writing. TeacherViews

 

Big Ben by Marcia Leonard
Ben becomes a one-man band, honking a horn, ringing bells, singing, clapping, tapping, and drumming.

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The Big Bike Race by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Ernest Peterson's hopes of winning the Washington, D.C., Citywide Cup bicycle race are shattered when his grandmother gives him a huge, clunky, yellow bike for his tenth birthday.

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The Big Book for Our Planet by Ann Durrell, Jean C. George, and Katherine Patterson
Nearly thirty stories, poems, and non-fiction pieces by such notable authors as Natalie Babbitt, Marilyn Sachs, and Jane Yolen illustrated by the likes of Steven Kellogg and Susan Jeffers, demonstrate some of the environmental problems now plaguing our planet, e.g. overpopulation, tampering with nature, litter, pollution, and waste disposal.

·         Activities include ideas for using the 30 stories, poems, and limericks. TeacherViews

 

The Big Box by Virginia Grant Clammer
Bill and his little sister Kay enjoy playing in a big box, which becomes in turn a car, a jet, and the engine of a train.

  • Activities include geometric shapes and rhyming. TeacherViews

 

The Big Buck Adventure by Shelley Gill
Rhyming account of a little girl's quandary as she tries to decide what she can get with her dollar in a candy shop, toy store, deli, and pet department.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of price. KidEconBooks
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of consumers. KidEconBooks

 

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs by Steven Kroll
Poor Wilbur, the Easter Bunny, gets so sick that he almost misses his Easter deliveries.

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The Big Bunny and the Magic Show by Steven Kroll
Tired of being the Easter Bunny, Wilbur decides to get a new job as assistant to Morgan the Magician.

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Big Burn by Jeanette Ingold
Three teenagers battle the flames of the Big Burn of 1910, one of the century's biggest wildfires.

 

The Big Dipper by Franklyn M. Branley
Explains basic facts about the Big Dipper, including which stars make up the constellation, how its position changes in the sky, and how it points to the North Star.

  • Activities include learning about the constellations. TeacherViews

 

Big Dog--Little Dog by P. D. Eastman
Two dogs are opposite in every way but are the very best of friends.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

A Big Fat Enormous Lie by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
A child's simple lie grows to enormous proportions.

  • Activities include ideas about telling a lie. TeacherViews

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom
A little girl fills the pocketbook she carries with mementos of the places she and her mother visit when they go to town.

  • Lesson Plan  is designed to help students examine the services financed through taxation. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools 

 

Big Help by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Sam's little sister Lucy wants to help him do everything, but she's always making a mess. 

  • Activities include things to do, think, and talk about.

 

The Big Honey Hunt by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Father Bear takes Small Bear on a honey hunt. After many problems, they go to their local store.

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Big Idea by Ellen Schecter
Eight-year-old Luz Mendez is determined to turn a run-down vacant lot
into a garden like the one her grandmother had in Puerto Rico, but she must convince her neighbors to help.

  • Internet Workshop about creating a garden. Based on the chapter "A Big-City Idea." Scott Foresman

 

The Big Lie by Isabella Leitner
The author describes her experiences as a survivor of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during World War II.

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Big Like Me by Anna Grossnickle Hines
A boy tells his baby sister all the things he will show her as she grows, from snow and bouncing high to making faces and blowing out candles.

  • Activity for thinking and talking about babies.

 

Big Machines! Big Buildings! by Kevin Lewis
A cumulative story is told through the eyes of a little boy who details the construction of a building located at the end of his block. 

  • Teaching Plan includes phonemic-awareness skills and learning about building. Scholastic

 

Big Max by Kin Platt
Big Max, the world's greatest detective, helps a king find his missing elephant.

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Big Moon Tortilla by Joy Cowley
When Marta ruins her homework and breaks her glasses, Grandmother soothes her with an ancient story and one of her delicious tortillas.

  • Activities for metaphor writing and descriptive words and phrases.

 

Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
When sixteen-year-old Matt is falsely accused of threatening to blow up his high school and his friends turn against him, an unlikely classmate comes to his aid.

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The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
When a seagull drops a can of orange paint on his neat house, Mr. Plumbean gets an idea that affects his entire neighborhood.

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  • Lesson Plan about voice and writing. Ames Community School District, IA

 

Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein
Though everyone eagerly awaits the rain, it is slow in coming.

  • Activity for creating a word web or map about rain. Scroll down the page for activity.

 

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Rhymed text and illustrations introduce the many different animals that live in the big red barn.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of rhyming, segmenting, blending, isolating, blending and manipulation. Liverpool, NY, School District

 

Big Sarah's Little Boots by Paulette Bourgeois
Sarah loves her shiny yellow boots, until the day she finds she has grown and cannot fit into them any more.

 

Big Silver Space Shuttle by Ken Wilson-Max
With more than 15 flaps, pull tabs, and other manipulative parts, this big, bold book invites children to blast off with the Space Shuttle again and again.

  • Lesson Plan includes pre- and post- reading questions and activities. Reading Is Fundamental

 

Big, Small, Short, Tall by Loreen Leedy
A variety of performing animals introduce thirteen pairs of opposites such as hot-cold, first-last and up-down.

  • Activities with curriculum connections of opposites and positional words. TeacherViews

 

The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
Despite their elaborate preparations for the winter, the animals and birds are delighted by a surprise banquet after a big snow. 

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·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

The Big Storm  by Bruce Hiscock
While describing a particularly devastating storm that moved across the United States, creating havoc in March-April, 1982, presents information on basic weather phenomena.

 

Big Tracks, Little Tracks by Millicent E. Selsam
Keeping a sharp eye out for clues like animal tracks and odors can help people identify the animals that have passed through an area.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Big Truck and Little Truck by Jan Carr
Little Truck must cope with the separation of his friend, Big Truck, while he is in the repair shop. 

 

The Big Wanderer by Will Hobbs
As he searches for his uncle through the rugged Southwest canyon country, fourteen-year-old Clay becomes involved with a group of Navajo Indians who are trying to save some of the last wild mustangs.

 

The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck
His family and village swept away by a tidal wave, Jiya learns to live with the ever-present dangers from the sea and volcano.

·         Activities focus on survival and challenges. TeacherViews

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Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnston
Rrrrrella is a perfect bride for Bigfoot Prince.

  • Lesson Plan includes restating facts and details in text to clarify and organize ideas. Scroll down the page.
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Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
The Bailey School kids set out to discover whether Mr. Squash, the hairy, yellow-tooth giant they met while on a nature hike at Rudy Mountain is really Bigfoot.

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The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
Nell is told by her big sisters and her mother that she is too small to help out, but everyone, including Nell, feels differently after her forest friends give her the confidence to build a large snowman.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bigger, Better, Best! by Stuart Murphy
Jenny and Jeff are driving their little sister nuts with their contest fighting over who is best, and now that they are moving into a new house, they are arguing over whose room is bigger, so the children work together to calculate area to settle the debate.

 

The Biggest Bear by Lynn Ward
Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble.

  • Lesson Plan includes discussion questions and ideas for a puppet show. Scroll down the page.

 

The Biggest Boy by Kevin Henkes
Billy and his parents discuss how big he is getting

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The Biggest Fish by Sheila Keenan
The mayor's contest to find the biggest fish in Littletown is won in an unexpected way.

  • Activity to introduce before reading. Ball State University

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  • Lesson Plan for identifying comparative adjectives found in the story.

 

Biggest Pest on Eighth Avenue by Laurie Lawlor
An amateur horror show scares no one except its creators until a frightful actor appears on the scene.

 

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
Two lovable mice take such good care of their growing pumpkin that it becomes the biggest pumpkin ever. 

  • Activities focus on the fall season. TeacherViews

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  • Lesson Plan for identifying events in chronological order. AskERIC

 

The Biggest Snowball Ever! by John Rogan
A little snowball fight suddenly turns into the biggest snowball ever, sweeping up everyone in its path.

  • Activities include poetry and making snowballs. TeacherViews
  • Extension Activity includes predicting about snow and reading snow poems. Scholastic

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Biggest Snowball Fight by Angela Shelf Medearis
The winter antics of one small town where everyone with snow in their pants does a special snowball dance.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities with phonemic awareness skills, reading, and math skills. Scholastic

 

The Biggest Snowman Ever! by Elizabeth Bennett
A runaway snowball that becomes the basis for an enormous snowman.

  • Activities include a winter word search. TeacherViews

 

Bigmama's by Donald Crews
Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.

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Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie dePaola
Little William Everett Crocodile and his friend Pete take a class trip to a Cairo museum where they encounter a jewel thief.

  • WebQuest to study the country featured in the book.

 

Bill and Pete to the Rescue by Tomie dePaola
Bill the crocodile and his toothbrush, Pete the plover, set out to save Bill's cousin, who has been captured along with other endangered animals and taken from Egypt to Bad Guy's Big Bad Brother's Exotic Animal Farm near New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Billion for Boris by Mary Rodgers
When they discover an old TV that plays tomorrow's programs, fourteen-year-old Annabel and her fifteen-year-old friend Boris try to use it to help mankind and earn money to renovate Boris' eccentric mother.

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Billy and Blaze by C. W. Anderson
A little boy who loves horses gets a special birthday present.

  • Activities include identifying pets and graphing. TeacherViews

 

Bimwili and the Zimwi by Verna Aardema
A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum.

 

Bing Bang Boing by Douglas Florian
An illustrated collection of more than 150 nonsense verses.

 

Bingo Brown and the Language of Love by Betsy Byars
As fifth-grader Bingo Brown strives for the triumphs of today and steels himself against the tribulations of tomorrow, he discovers that he will have to undergo a few more trials and triumphs before growing up.

  • Lesson Plan includes economic concepts of credit, loan, and interest. Money Management International

 

The Bionic Bunny Show by Marc Brown
An ordinary rabbit in real life is portrayed as a bionic bunny on his television series. 

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. 

  • Activities are based on the elements of a story, vocabulary, and a project. Trumpet
  • Activities include a book summary, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University 
  • Activities include comparing Ojibwa legends in picture book format. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Activity focuses on discussion of the book.
  • Book Discussion Guide  includes summary, book talk, discussion questions, and related web sites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)
  • Book Test Laura Candler

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  • Curricular Connections include creating jackdaws, research, and related websites. Audio Book Shelf
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, review, discussion questions, and activities. (Page 14) South Central Kansas Library System
  • Quiz Quia

 

The Bird Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Introduces the letters of the alphabet by describing a bird for each letter, from the Atlantic puffin to the zebra finch.

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The Bird Book by Neil Dawe
An illustrated field guide to thirty backyard birds common throughout North America, from blue jays and juncos to sparrows and chickadees. Discusses bird feeders, bird migration, nesting, and keeping a bird journal.

  • Teacher's Guide includes an introduction, curriculum activities, and resources. Workman Publishing

 

Bird Watch: A Book of Poetry by Jane Yolen
A collection of poems describing a variety of birds and their activities.

  • Activities focus on poetry and includes related web links. Carol Hurst
  • Activities include writing. TeacherViews

 

Birdbrain Amos by Michael Delaney
When Amos the hippopotamus advertises for a bird to help him with his bug problem, the tick bird who answers his ad creates a different set of problems for him by building a nest on Amos's head.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 47. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

Birdie's Lighthouse by Deborah Hopkinson
The diary of a ten-year-old girl who moves with her family in 1855 from a town on the Maine coast to rugged Turtle Island where her father is to be the lighthouse keeper.

  • Projects include themes for using this book in the classroom. Deborah Hopkinson 

 

Birdie's Picture Day by Pat Brisson
Bertie is determined to look his very best for his second-grade school picture on Monday.

 

The Birds' Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story by Eric A. KimmeL
Villagers take in a flock of golden birds nearly frozen by an early snow and are rewarded with beautifully decorated eggs the next spring.

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A Birthday Basket for Tia by Pat Mora
With the help and interference of her cat Chica, Cecilia prepares a surprise gift for her great-aunt's ninetieth birthday.

  • Activity Sheet for before, during, and after reading. First Book
  • Fun Sheet with birthday activities and a list of theme-related books. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

The Birthday Car by Margaret Hillert
A little boy is delighted with his father's gift of a little red car.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Birthday Present by Ramsey Asmar
After winning a place in the Revolution Day Parade, a Russian gymnast is both happy and disappointed.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Birthday Presents by Cynthia Rylant
An almost six-year-old girl listens as her mother and father describe her six previous birthday celebrations.

 

The Birthday Room by Kevin Henkes
When twelve-year-old Ben visits his uncle in Oregon, he feels caught in the strained relationship between his mother and her brother while he also begins to accept himself as an artist.

  • Discussion Questions Hawaii Association of School Librarians
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, review, discussion questions, and activities. (Page 4) South Central Kansas Library System
  • Quiz Quia

 

Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
A little yellow dog wants ever one more thing before he'll go to sleep.

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Biscuit Finds a Friend by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
A puppy helps a little duck find its way home to the pond.

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Biscuit's New Trick by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
A puppy does all sorts of tricks in the process of learning the one his master is trying to teach him..

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The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush by Barthe DeClements
Bucky and his father, prospecting for gold in Alaska in 1898, must overcome storms, dangerous mountain trails, and wilderness predators before confronting the final challenge of human treachery.

  • Activities include learning about fact and fiction. TeacherViews

 

Blabber Mouth by Morris Gleitzman
An Australian schoolgirl who is unable to speak is embarrassed by her father's outlandish dress and behavior.

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Black and White by Marty Crisp
Bud's new pup disappears amidst the other farm animals and cannot be
named until he proves that he will fit in with them.

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Black and White by David Macaulay
Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? The author recommends careful inspection of words and pictures to both minimize and enhance confusion. 

  • Activities include curricular ideas, vocabulary, and studying the illustrations. Carol Hurst
  • Activity to introduce before reading. Ball State University

 

Black Cat by Christopher Myers
The poem tells the story of a stray cat's search for a home as it slinks its way through city streets pulsating with life and beauty. 

  • Activities include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Prydain, faces even more dangers as he seeks the magical Black Cauldron, the chief implement of the evil powers of Arawn, lord of the Land of Death.

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·         Student Study Guide with chapter questions, vocabulary, and enrichment activities. Brian Thornton

 

Black-Eyed Susan by Jennifer Armstrong
Ten-year-old Susie and her father love living on the South Dakota prairie with its vast, uninterrupted views of land and sky, but Susie's mother greatly misses their old life in Ohio.

  • Book Project features learning about National Parks. A Read Across America Project featuring North Dakota. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

Black Hands, White Sails by Fredrick McKissack 
A history of African-American whalers between 1730 and 1880, describing their contributions to the whaling industry and their role in the abolitionist movement.

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Black Like Kyra, White Like Me by Judith Vigna
When a black family moves to an all-white neighborhood, prejudice rears its ugly head as the white adults behave rudely and children's friendships break up.

 

Black Mirror by Nancy Werlin
Convinced her brother's death was murder rather than suicide, sixteen-year-old Frances begins her own investigation into suspicious student activities at her boarding school.

 

The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
A 16-year-old boy does battle with an enormous devilfish that guards a rare, black pearl.

  • Book Project features learning about area and population. A Read Across America Project featuring California. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

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The Black Snowman by Phil Mendez
Through the powers of a magical kente, a black snowman comes to life and helps young Jacob discover the beauty of his black heritage as well as his own self-worth.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • Activities that include writing and sequencing. Story House
  • Games includes matching, flashcards, concentration, and word search. Quia-Ann Heatherly
  • Hangman Game Quia
  • Lesson Plan that focuses on characterization. Include technology integration. Montgomery County, MD, Public Schools

 

The Black Stallion Mystery by Walter Farley
The arrival of three strikingly handsome colts in the U. S. leads Alec Ramsey to believe that the sire of his world-famous black stallion is still alive.

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Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O'Dell
When her father is injured during a training run, 18-year-old Bright Dawn must take over his position as the village's dog racer in the Iditarod, a1179-mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome

 

Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic by Robert Burleigh
An account of Admiral Richard Byrd's stay alone in a small shack during an antarctic winter.

  • Activities include ideas for language arts, science, math, and social studies. Page 43. North Carolina Children's Book Awards
  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Blackberry Booties by Tricia Gardella
Mikki Jo is able to trade the blackberries she picks for what she needs to make a special present for her baby cousin.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of natural resources. KidEconBooks

 

Blackwater Ben by William Durbin
In the winter of 1898, a seventh-grade boy drops out of school to work with his father, the cook at Blackwater Logging Camp in Minnesota.

 

Blame It on the Wolf by Douglas Love
A play highlighting characters from traditional fairy tales telling alternative versions of their stories.

 

Blast Off to Earth! A Look at Geography  by Loreen Leedy
A group of aliens on a field trip visit each of the continents on Earth and learn about some of their unique features.

 

Blaze and the Lost Quarry by C.W.Anderson
Billy and his pony Blaze discover the way to an abandoned quarry where they perform a brave deed.

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Blaze Finds a Trail by C. W. Anderson
Billy and his pony Blaze get lost in the woods with a storm approaching.

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Blaze: The Story of a Striped Skunk by Robert M. McClung
Follows a mother skunk and her babies through the spring, summer, and hibernation in the winter showing how the mother provides for and protects herself and her babies.

  • Activities include using the Internet to learn about skunks. TeacherViews

 

A Blessing in Disguise by Eleanora E. Tate
Twelve-year-old Zambia thinks that life with her aunt and uncle in Deacons Neck, South Carolina, is boring and dreams of going to live with her smooth-talking, fast-living father, until she gets to know the darker side of his world.

 

Blind Colt by Glen Rounds
Relates the adventures of a blind colt as he roams with a band of mustangs and is eventually adopted and trained as a saddle horse by ten-year-old Whitey.

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Blind Men and the Elephant by Karen Backstein
A retelling of the fable from India about six blind men who each get a limited understanding of what an elephant is by feeling only one part of it.

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Blitzcat by Robert Westall
During World War II a black cat journeys all across war-ravaged England in an effort to track down her beloved master.

  • Activity for categorizing vocabulary. Scroll down the page. Nancy Polette

 

Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy
The terrible blizzard of 1888 comes to life through first-person accounts, authentic photographs, and period maps.

  • Curricular Connections include research, maintaining a weather station, and creating a Powerpoint. Audio Book Shelf

·         Guide with a summary, discussion questions and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award

 

A Blizzard Year by Gretel Ehrilich
For one year, thirteen-year-old Timmy records in her journal the changes she sees in the natural world and her family's activities on their Wyoming ranch as they fight to save it from financial ruin.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, review, discussion questions, and activities. (Page 13) South Central Kansas Library System
  • Quiz Quia

 

The Blizzard's Robe by Robert Sabuda
A young girl living in a village in the cold, dark Arctic north makes a robe for the feared Blizzard, and as a reward he creates the Northern Lights.

  • Activities include art, writing, and learning about the author. TeacherViews

 

Blizzard's Wake by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
In March of 1941, when a severe blizzard suddenly hits Bismarck, North Dakota, a girl trying to save her stranded father and brother inadvertently helps the man who killed her mother four years before.

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Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

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Blood Red Ochre by Kevin Major
Living in Newfoundland, fifteen-year-old David meets a mysterious new girl named Nancy and makes a startling discovery while doing research  for a school project on the Beothuck Indians.

 

The Bloody Country by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier 
In the mid-eighteenth century a family moves from Connecticut to Pennsylvania and becomes involved in the property conflict between the two states.

 

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer
Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

  • Activities include a booktalk and curriculum tie-ins. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award

 

Bloomability by Sharon Creech
When her aunt and uncle take her from New Mexico to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend an international school, thirteen-year-old Dinnie discovers an expanding world and her place within it.

·         Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum connections, and author information. Scroll down the page. South Carolina Association of School Librarians

  • Book Discussion Guide includes summary, book talk, discussion questions, and related books and websites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)

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The Blue and Green Ark: An Alphabet for Planet Earth by Brian Patten
Each letter of the alphabet explores the many natural wonders of the world.

  • Activity for creating an alphabet book. Nancy Polette
  • Activity for creating an illuminated letter. Stories from the Web

 

The Blue and Green Earth: An Alphabet for Planet Earth by Brian Patton
Associates each letter of the alphabet with a characteristic of the Earth.

 

Blue Cat Club by Bernard Smith
James and Chantal enjoy an evening of magic at the Blue Cat Club.

  • Teacher's Notes includes a summary, activities, vocabulary, and student activities and questions by chapter. Penguin Putnam

 

The Blue Door (Quilt Trilogy series) by Ann Rinaldi
When her grandmother sends her alone on a difficult journey up North, fourteen-year-old Amanda encounters the exploitation of women in textile mills.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Discussion Guide focuses on historical fiction with pre-reading activities and thematic connections. Scholastic
  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, websites and enrichment, vocabulary development, comprehension, timeline activity, map activity, understanding two points of view, and linking the novel to current events. Omaha, NE, Public Schools

 

A Blue-Eyed Daisy by Cynthia Rylant
Relates episodes in the life of eleven-year-old Ellie and her family who live in a coal mining town in West Virginia.

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Blue Eyes Better by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
When her older brother is killed in an accident, ten-year-old Tessa and her parents find it difficult to overcome their grief and return to living normally.

 

Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Humorous animal characters introduce the basic colors and familiar items of clothing.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Blue Heron by Avi
While spending the month of August on the Massachusetts shore with her father, stepmother, and their new baby, almost thirteen-year-old Maggie finds beauty in and draws strength from a great blue heron, even as the family around her unravels.

  • Activities for reading and responding in writing and through discussion.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane 

·         Comprehension Quiz with sample questions. Tomato Tree Designs

 

Blue or Gray?: a House Divided by Ann Connell
The Shaws and the Abbotts experience life during the Civil War.

  • Study Guide includes a summary, characters, key ideas, and questions for after reading. National Geographic Book Club

 

Blue Rabbit and Friends by Christopher Wormell
In his search for just the right home, Blue Rabbit helps a bear, a goose, and a dog find the perfect place to live.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Blue Sea by Robert Kalan
Several fishes of varying size introduce space relationships and size differences.

  • Activities include comparisons and decoding. TeacherViews

 

Blue Willow by Doris Gates 
Janey, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home.

  • Activity includes questions to answer online and print out.

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  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. Stockton Unified School District
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Lesson Plan includes technology activities. Miami-Dade Public Schools

 

Blue Willow by Pam Conrad
Kung Shi Fair's wealthy father gives her everything she asks of him; but when she requests permission to marry, he learns too late the value of listening.

 

Blue Wolf by Catherine Creedon
Following the death of his mother, fourteen-year-old Jamie is sent to live with his mysterious aunt in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where he discovers some long-hidden family secrets.

 

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother. 

  • Activities about bears, the letter B, and fruits and vegetables. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with an anticipatory set and guided and independent practice.
  • Literature Plan includes a discussion guide and extension activities. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan for learning the letter B. Scroll down to page 6.
  • Lesson Plan includes bridging activities, discussion questions and extension activities. Merced County, California, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 17. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Online Trivia Quiz Fun Trivia
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked the World by Julius Lester
A collective biography of ten African-American blues singers, including Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Little Richard, and Aretha Franklin.

  • Activities with curriculum content connections. Scroll down to page 36. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

Bluish by Virginia Hamilton
Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair.

 

Bo & Mzzz Mad by Sid Fleischman
When his father dies, Bo Gamage warily moves to the Mojave Desert home of his distant and estranged relatives, the Martinkas, and finds that "Mad" lives up to her name, PawPaw despises him, and Aunt Juna hopes he'll help search for the gold mine that started a family feud.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 48. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

Boat Ride with Lillian Two Blossom by Patricia Polacco
A mysterious Indian woman takes William and Mabel on a strange boat ride and answers their questions about the wind, the rain, and the changing nature of the sky.

  • Activities include reading and writing questions and cross-curricular ideas. Scroll down the page. Penguin Putnam

 

Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson
While looking for someone to teach him how to crow, a rooster learns to sound like many different animals and finds that his new skills come in handy.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 20. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

The Bobbin Girl by Emily Arnold McCully
A ten-year-old bobbin girl working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1830s, must make a difficult decision--will she participate in the first workers' strike in Lowell?

·         Activity for writing a a letter about the strike.  Instructor Magazine

 

Bobo's Magic Wishes: A Story About Puerto Rico by Janet Palazzo-Craig
Juan Bobo, the shepherd, catches a beast -- a horse of seven colors.

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Body Battles  by Rita Golden Gelman
Tells of the body’s natural defensive weapons.

  • Activities include creating a health dictionary. TeacherViews

 

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci 
Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, booktalk, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Booktalk Washburn University
  • Booktalk Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
  • Lesson Plan with questions for discussion and journal writing divided into book sections. Newark City, OH, Public Schools

 

Bogeymen Don't Play Football (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
The students at Bailey School try to overcome their fears and their imaginations when they meet the new football coach and student teacher, Mr. Bogey, whom everyone begins to think may be the Bogeyman.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Boggart by Susan Cooper
After visiting the castle in Scotland which her family has inherited and returning home to Canada, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Lesson Plan includes book talks and cross curricular ideas. Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association)
  • Multimedia Lesson Plan for an integrated lesson using e-mail exchanges, research, discussion, a sound recording of the text, and related links.. Scroll down the page. Lesson plan must be downloaded for access.
  • Teaching Guide includes discussion topics, projects, and research ideas. Simon & Schuster

·         Things to Do Online connected to the story. Vermont Public Radio

 

Boggywooga by Joy Cowley
Susan and John face a monster on a purple planet.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bold and Bright Black and White Animals by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Introduces, in brief text and illustrations, a variety of animals whose coloring is black and white.

 

The Bold Bandit (A to Z Mysteries series) by Ron Roy
Third-grader Dink and his detective friends hope to receive a big reward by finding the person whose video recorder picked up a picture of the local bank robber.

  • Teacher's Guide includes activities to be used with all books in the series. Random House

 

Bone Dry by Kathleen Karr
In the 1840s, Dr. Asa B. Cornwall, a phrenologist, and his fourteen-year-old assistant, Matthew Morrissey, travel from Paris to Northern Africa to seek the missing skull of Alexander the Great.

 

The Bones Book by Stephen Cumbaa
Fact-filled guide to bones. 

  • Teacher's Guide includes an introduction, curriculum activities, and resources. Workman Publishing

 

The Bones of Fred McFee by Eve Bunting
A toy skeleton at Halloween provides menace and mystery.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Bonesy and Isabel by Michael J. Rosen
Isabel, an adopted Salvadoran girl, adjusts to her new life in America by befriending the old dog Bonesy, but then she must deal with her grief when he dies.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole
When a terrible witch vows to eat her for supper, a little girl escapes with the help of a mirror and comb given to her by the witch's cat and dog.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bonny's Big Day by James Herriot
Farmer Skipton is persuaded to enter his old carthorse, Bonny, in the Darrowby Pet Show.

·         Activities include graphing. TeacherViews

 

Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub
Children anticipate the excitement of Halloween.

·         Activities include pre-reading ideas and story stretchers. Joan Holub

 

Boogie Bones by Elizabeth Loredo
Boogie Bones, a skeleton who loves to dance, disguises himself as a living person and leaves his graveyard home to enter a dance contest.

 

Book of Fred by Abby Bardi
A sheltered fifteen-year-old girl named Mary Fred Anderson is removed from her home in a fundamentalist sect and placed in foster care in a Washington, D.C. suburb, where a violent act upon her new family has an indelible impact on her, making her reexamine her long-held beliefs.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards

 

Book of Rhythms by Langston Hughes
Shares an appreciation of the rhythms of life--from visual patterns that catch the eye to rhythms in nature like the beating of a human heart, the pulse of the ocean, and the turning of the planets.

 

The Book of the Banshee by Anne Fine
Will Flowers feels his younger sister, suddenly transformed into a teenaged banshee, is responsible for turning the family home into a veritable war zone.

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries

 

The Book of the Lion by Michael Cadnum
During the 12th century Crusades, 17-year-old Edmund joins Richard the Lionheart's army and learns both courage and compassion at the Battle of Arsuf.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities related to character development. Scholastic

 

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Discussion Questions for writing prompts by chapter. 

 

The Book of Virtues by William Bennett
Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

  • Lesson Plan for writing about a virtue as a positive trait such as responsibility, courage, faith, honesty, friendship, loyalty, patriotism, perseverance, work, and acceptance. 

 

The Book That Jack Wrote by John Scieszka 
This cumulative tale tells of a blind rat who falls into a picture in the book that Jack wrote, thus setting off a chain of events in which the players are done in one by one until nothing is left but the book itself

  • Activities using the writing pattern in the book. TeacherViews

 

Booker T. Washington by Jan Gleiter
Tells of the role of Booker T. Washington in American history.

  • Activities include creating a timeline. TeacherViews

 

The Bookshop Dog by Cynthia Rylant
When Martha Jane's owner falls ill and has to go to the hospital, the inhabitants of her small town bicker over who will care for the beloved dog.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before, during, and after reading. Kansas City Public Schools

 

Bookworm Buddies (Pee Wee Scouts series) by Judy Delton
The Pee Wees begin the new school year by earning their library badges and competing to see who can read the most. 

  • Questions for each chapter. Microsoft Word Document. Batavia City, New York,  School District

 

Boom Town by Sonja Levitin
After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her town to prosper.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of supply and demand. KidEconBooks

 

Boomer Goes to School by Constance George
Boomer the golden retriever accompanies his owner to school for show-and-tell.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Boomer's Big Day by Constance George
Moving day proves confusing for Boomer, a golden retriever, until he at
last explores his new home and finds his own favorite and familiar things.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Bootmaker and the Elves by Susan Lowell
A retelling, set in the Old West, of the traditional story about two elves that help a poor bookmaker and his wife.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of productivity. KidEconBooks

 

Bored--Nothing to Do! by Peter Spier
On a lazy afternoon, two bored brothers keep themselves busy by building and flying an airplane.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

Born Blue by Han Nolan
Janie was four years old when she nearly drowned due to her mother's neglect. Through an unhappy foster home experience, and years of feeling that she is unwanted, she keeps alive her dream of someday being a famous singer.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards
  • Reading Guide with questions. Harcourt

 

Born in the Breezes: The Seafaring Life of Joshua Slocum by Kathryn Lasky
An illustrated biography of a nineteenth-century Canadian captain, who loved sailing and the sea.

 

The Borning Room by: Paul Fleishman
Lying at the end of her life in the room where she was born in 1851, Georgina remembers what it was like to grow up on the Ohio frontier.

  • Novel Guide includes web links, vocabulary development, comprehension activities, map and timeline activities, and writing. Omaha Public Schools
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema
A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up. 

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Activities include spelling, vocabulary, and a crossword puzzle.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane 

  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education 
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before and after reading. Southwest Children's Literature-University of Arizona
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org
  • Literature Plan includes a discussion guide and extension activities. Scholastic
  • Quiz with comprehension questions. Quia
  • Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide features science activities. Reading Rainbow

 

The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Teacher's Notes include background information about the book and author and activities by chapter. Penguin Putnam

 

Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie M. Carlson
The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.

 

The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport
During the Revolutionary War, two young sisters help a group of Boston women get coffee from a greedy merchant.

·         Literature Circle Lesson  Appalachian State University

 

Boston Jane: The Adventure by Jennifer L. Holm
Schooled in the lessons of etiquette for young ladies of 1854, Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia finds little use for manners during her long sea voyage to the Pacific Northwest and while living among the American traders and Chinook Indians of Washington Territory.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane 

·         Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award

·         Teacher's Guide includes a book summary, pre-reading activity, and thematic and curriculum connections. The Education Center

 

Boston Jane: The Claim by Jennifer L. Holm
The arrival from Philadelphia of her spiteful nemesis Sally Biddle and the return of her corrupt ex-fiance Richard Baldt spell trouble for seventeen-year-old Miss Jane Peck, who has survived on her own in Shoalwater Bay, a community of white settlers and Chinook Indians in 1850s Washington Territory.

·         Teacher's Guide includes a book summary, pre-reading activity, and thematic and curriculum connections. The Education Center

 

Boston Jane: Wilderness Days by Jennifer L. Holm
Far from her native Philadelphia, Miss Jane Peck continues to prove that she's more than an etiquette-schooled graduate of Miss Hepplewhite's Young Ladies Academy as she braves the untamed wilderness of Washington Territory in the mid 1850s.

·         Teacher's Guide includes a book summary, pre-reading activity, and thematic and curriculum connections. The Education Center

 

Both Sides Now by Ruth Pennebaker
Fifteen-year-old Liza tries to deal with the normal everyday crises of life in an Austin, Texas, high school, a process complicated by her mother's fight with breast cancer.

 

Both Sides of Time by Caroline Cooney
The summer after senior year, Annie, wishing she could have lived a hundred years ago in a more romantic time, finds herself in the 1890s and it is indeed romantic--and very painful.

 

Bouncing on the Bed by Anna Grossnickle Hines
A rhythmic romp just right for every child who loves to splash, run, roll —and bounce! 

  • Activities include thinks to do, think ,and talk about, story starters, and coloring pages.

 

Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman
Grace is invited for a visit with her father and his new family in Africa.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bowman's Story by Joseph Bruchac
The journey of writer Joseph Bruchac from a childhood filled with love and secrets to the beginning of his career as one of the best-known authors and storytellers of Native American history and lore.

  • Teacher's Guide includes background, and reading questions, and interdisciplinary activities. Lee & Low Books

 

A Box Can Be Many Things by Dana Meachen Rau
A girl and her brother retrieve a large box from the garbage and pretend that it is a cave, car, house, and cage.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Four adventurous orphans take up residence in a boxcar and begin to solve mysteries

·         Activities include writing. TeacherViews

  • Activity for putting events in order as they occur in the book. Quia

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Literature Circles Unit Appalachian State University

 

Boy by Roald Dahl
Presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school.

  • Activities include journal writing. TeacherViews
  • Activities include writing and analyzing the story. Roald Dahl

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane 

 

A Boy, a Dog and a Frog by Mercer Meyer
A boy, a dog and a frog make a new friend while fishing.

  • Lesson Plan for adding words to a wordless story. Innovative Classroom

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

The Boy at War by Harry Mazer
While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards

 

A Boy Called Slow: The True Story Of Sitting Bull by Joseph Bruchac
As was the custom, a young Soiux was given a name that came from his actions--Slow. As Slow grew older, he proved his courage, and for his daring acts of bravery, his people came to call him by a new name--Sitting Bull.

  • Book Project features learning about National Parks. A Read Across America Project featuring South Dakota. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • WebQuest to learn about the life of Sitting Bull.
  • Word Search Houghton Mifflin

 

The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones
Trying to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance from their rural Canadian community, fourteen-year-old Jim gets help from the disturbed Ruth Rose, who suspects her stepfather, a local pastor.

  • Book Discussion Guide includes a summary, booktalk, discussion questions, and related websites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards

 

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Paul's simple high-school life is confused by his desire for another boy who seems unattainable, until Paul's friends help him find the courage to pursue him.

 

A Boy Named Boomer by Boomer Esiason
The author describes some childhood memories: Valentine's Day at school, fishing with his father, building a fort, letting frogs loose in his class, and Thanksgiving with his grandmother.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick
Obsessed with horror films, ten-year-old Alonzo dreams of transforming himself into "The Boy of a Thousand Faces" and gets his wish in an unexpected way.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane 

 

Boy of the Painted Cave by Justin Denzel
Forbidden to make images, fourteen-year-old Tao, a boy with a bad foot, yearns to be a cave painter, recording the figures of the rhinos, bison, and other animals of his prehistoric times.

  • Questions by chapter. San Lorenzo Valley, CA Elementary School 

 

The Boy of the Three Year Nap by Dianne Snyder
A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son.

  • Activities include writing and learning about Japan. TeacherViews

 

The Boy Trap by Nancy Matson
Fifth grader Emma decides to do a science fair project to prove scientifically that girls are better than boys, but in the process, she learns more about herself, her friends and about research methods.

 

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Carla Dijs
A boy tending sheep on a lonely mountainside thinks it a fine joke to cry "wolf" and watch the people come running--and then one day a wolf is really there, but no one answers his call.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

The Boy Who Held Back the Sea by Thomas Locker
By blocking a leaking hole in the dike, a young boy saves his town from
destruction.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Boy Who Loved to Draw, Benjamin West by Barbara Brenner
Recounts the life story of the Pennsylvania artist who began drawing as a boy and eventually became well known on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Activity using a list of words to describe the main character. Nancy Polette

 

The Boy Who Owned the School by Gary Paulsen
Jacob Freisten, often in a fog, tries to ease through high school unnoticed; but a beautiful classmate takes notice of him and his life begins to change.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Boy Who Saw Bigfoot by Marian Place
A ten-year-old boy, placed once again with new foster parents, becomes involved in a search for Bigfoot.

 

The Boy Who Turned into a TV Set by Stephen Manes
Ogden Pettibone watched television so much that he finally turned into a
set with the picture appearing on his stomach.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Boy Who Was Followed Home by Margaret Mahy
A witch's pill is supposed to cure Robert of the hippopotami who daily follow him home from school--but there is one disadvantage to the treatment.

·         Activities include writing and making a map to and from school. TeacherViews 

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Boys Against Girls by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Hatford brothers cannot imagine spending Thanksgiving dinner with the Malloy sisters as the practical jokes and rivalries between the two families continue.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a pre-reading activity, thematic connections, and vocabulary. Random House

 

The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Jim Murphy
Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

 

The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida
Emi, a Japanese American in the second grade, is sent with her family to an internment camp during World War II, but the loss of the bracelet her best friend has given her proves that she does not need a physical reminder of that friendship.

 

Bradley and the Billboard by Mame Farrell
When thirteen-year-old Brad, a baseball hero, gets a job as a fashion model, he must come to terms with his ideas of what it is to be a real guy.

  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System

 

Brady by Jean Fritz
In 1836, after Brady discovered a station (of the Underground Railroad) and knew that his father did not trust him with the secret, he wished he had never heard of slavery. But in a time of great need he was able to prove he was becoming a man.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Brain: Our Nervous System by Seymour Simon
Describes the various parts of the brain and the nervous system and how they function to enable us to think, feel, move, and remember.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric
Lazlo, who has just moved to the United States from Hungary, is ostracized at school until two girls have the courage to befriend him.

  • Activities include related web links. Family Education

 

The Brave by Robert Lipsyte
Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York, seventeen-year-old boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman.

 

Brave As a Mountain Lion by Ann Herbert Scott
Spider is afraid to get up on stage in front of everybody in the school spelling bee, but after listening to his father's advice, decides that he too will try to be as brave as his Shoshoni ancestors.

 

Brave Harriet by Marissa Moss
The first American woman to have received a pilot's license describes her April 1912 solo flight across the English Channel, the first such flight by any woman.

·         Quiz Timberlane, VA, Elementary School

 

Brave Irene by William Steig
Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to the duchess in time for the ball.

·         Activities include story sequencing and adjectives. TeacherViews 

·         Activities include compound words, spelling, synonyms, action words, and more.

·         Activity with a language practice worksheet.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Crossword Puzzle

 

Brave Little Monster by Ken Baker
A little monster has trouble falling asleep one night because he fears little boys and girls are hiding under his bed and in his closet.

 

Brave Margaret, An Irish Adventure by Robert D. San Souci
In this retelling of an Irish folktale, a brave young woman battles a sea serpent and rescues her true love from a giant.

  • Activities include character study. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards

 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A satirical novel about the utopia of the future, a world in which babies are decanted from bottles and the great Ford is worshipped.

  • Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston

 

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto by Natalie Standiford
Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who saved Nome, Alaska in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering medicine through a raging snowstorm.

·         Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads 

 

Bravo, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
From the time she is sent to pick up the guest conductor, Amelia Bedelia’s normal confusion causes an uproar at the school concert.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal--until to her surprise--her parents grant her wish.

  • Activities include the food pyramid. TeacherViews
  • Activity Card about food tasting. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • CyberGuide  includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education 

 

Bread Bread Bread by Ann Morris
Color photographs and a simple text show us the many different kinds of bread people eat around the world, while we also glimpse at their culture. 

  • Activity Card features tasting different kinds of bread. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Extension Activity includes cooking and storytelling. Scholastic
  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. University of North Carolina
  • Lesson Plan includes identifying different kinds of breads and questions while reading. (Texas Department of Health)
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before, during, and after reading. Kansas City Public Schools
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Bread Is for Eating by David Gershator
Mamita explains how bread is created in a song sung in both English and Spanish.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane 

  • Jigsaw Puzzle of the cover to complete online. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Lesson Plan focuses on how human events can change the lifestyles of people. University of Hawaii
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, book, related titles, activities, puzzles and worksheets, and weblinks for further study. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • WebQuest using the book to study life in Afghanistan. LiteracyNet

 

The Break with Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials by Ann Rinaldi
While waiting for a church meeting in 1706, Susanna English, daughter of a wealthy Salem merchant, recalls the malice, fear, and accusations of witchcraft that tore her village apart in 1692.

·         Literature Circle Lesson Appalachian State University

 

Breaking Point by Alex Flinn
Fifteen-year-old Paul enters an exclusive private school and falls under the spell of a charismatic boy who may be using him.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Reader's Guide includes questions for discussion. HarperCollins
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, comprehension questions, and  multiple intelligence group projects. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

 

Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez
Having come from Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his life and complete his education.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards

·         Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award

 

Breath of the Dragon by Gail Giles
Malila draws pictures to accompany her grandmother's stories about Thai festivals, traditions, and customs.

  • Reader's Guide with pre-reading activities and discussion questions by chapter. Gail Giles

 

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related web sites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards
  • Reading Group Guide includes questions for discussion. HarperCollins
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, comprehension questions, and  multiple intelligence group projects. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

 

Brian's Hunt by Gary Paulsen
Two years after having survived a plane crash into the Canadian wilderness, a sixteen-year-old returns to the wild to befriend a wounded dog and hunt a rogue bear.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Brian's Return by Gary Paulsen
After having survived alone in the wilderness, Brian finds that he can no longer live in the city but must return to the place where he really belongs. 

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading and interdisciplinary activities and thematic connections. Random House

 

Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen
The story begins where Hatchet might have ended--Brian is not rescued, but must rely on his survival skills to face his deadliest enemy--a northern winter.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Book Test Laura Candler
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Booktalk Washburn University
  • Lesson Plan using the Internet to discover the setting of the book. NC Learn
  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC
  • Reading Response ideas for each chapter. Our Lady of Peace School
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading and interdisciplinary activities and thematic connections. Random House

 

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen 
A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale finds Briar Rose living in forests patrolled by the German army during World War II in a dark tale of the Holocaust.

 

The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

  • Activities include sequencing and writing. TeacherViews
  • Activity Book with activities and discussion questions for each chapter.
  • Anticipation Guide with pre-reading questions. Other Anticipation Guides 1, 2, 3. KidReach
  • Book Discussion Guide includes summary, discussion questions, and related web sites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)
  • Book Project features writing an epilogue for the story. A Read Across America Project featuring Virginia. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

·         Book Test Arcadia Valley Elementary School, MO-Ruth Petsel

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane 

·         Extension Ideas include discussion questions, related links, and a list of similar books. Vermont Public Radio

  • Internet Connections Annette Lamb
  • Lesson Plan focusing on Chapter 4 with pre-reading activities and guided and independent reading.
  • Lesson Plan with study questions, vocabulary study page, and final test.
  • Lesson Plan includes sample ideas for using similes and  comprehension questions. Progeny Press
  • Lesson Plan includes language arts, computer technology skills, visual arts education, and mathematics activities. North Carolina Teachers' Network
  • Lesson Plan about similes and metaphors. University of South Dakota

·         Literature Unit includes an extension activity and vocabulary builder. Scholastic

  • Literature Unit includes assigned readings, writing prompts, and discussion points. Planet Book Club
  • Literature Unit with activities by chapter and a webquest. St. Norbert College
  • Matching Worksheet SchoolDiscovery.com
  • Questions for simple comprehension with answers. Alternative Parenting
  • Questions about the content of the book by chapter with a main discussion question. St. Bonaventure University
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • Student Study Guide with chapter questions and enrichment activities.
  • Study Guide includes pre- and post-reading questions and activities, graphic organizers, assessment instruments, related media links and readings, and reproducible worksheets. Glencoe Literature Library
  • Study Questions for discussion and writing with page references. Literary Link

 

The Bridges of Summer by Brenda Seabrooke
When she reluctantly comes to stay on a small South Carolina island, fourteen-year-old Zarah gradually accepts her grandmother's Gullah traditions and different way of life.

  • Teaching Guide includes activities across the curriculum. Childrenslit.com

 

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones starts a diary on New Year's Day and throughout the year, she keeps track of how well she is succeeding in her quest to become a better person.

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Bernette G. Ford
The simple rhyming text is a story about children who are proud of their skin color.

  • Fun Sheet with self-awareness activities and a list of theme-related books. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign