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E. B. White: Some Writer! by Beverly Gherman
Describes the life of the popular author of poems, essays, short stories for adults, and books for children.

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

 

Each Orange Has 8 Slices written by Paul Giganti
An illustrated introduction to counting and simple addition.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on using pattern blocks to develop an understanding of algebraic generalization( pattern) in order to write a mathematical equation using algebraic symbols. Kansas State University

 

Each Peach Plum Pear by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Find nursery rhyme characters hidden in playful drawings.

  • Activities include reciting nursery rhymes and comparing characters.
  • Activity for finishing story lines by adding rhyming words.  PALS Activity Center at the University of Virginia

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  • Discussion Guide features strategies for introducing the book. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

  • Activities to use before, during, and after reading.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Novel 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 Public Schools

  • Reader's Theater based on the chapters dealing with the Resthaven setting in the book. Aaron Sheppard
  • Questions by chapter. Masconomet Regional School District-Massachusetts
  • Questions by chapter with vocabulary. San Lorenzo Valley, CA Elementary School 

 

An Early American Christmas by Tomie dePaola
The inhabitants of a New England village never make much fuss about Christmas until a new family moves in and celebrates the holiday in a special way.

  • Lesson Plan includes creating a slide show. Forsyth, GA, Public Schools

 

Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (Dear America series) by Barry Denenberg
Twelve-year-old Amber Billows, upset to be moving once again to follow her father's reporting job, cannot help loving Hawaii, but the peace of her tropical paradise is shattered on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.

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·         Discussion Guide features an introduction for the discussion leader, a summary of the book, questions designed to encourage conversation, a number of student activities related to the book and its period, and an interview with the book's author. Scholastic

 

Early Thunder by Jean Fritz
A young boy in Salem, Massachusetts slowly changes from Tory to Whig and comes of age in a showdown with the Red Coats.

  • Lesson Plan with activities, questions, and worksheets for each chapter. Iowa-Missouri Conference Office of Education
  • Questions for each chapter. Kathi Mitchell

 

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Macklin
Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.

  • Reader’s Guide includes discussion questions and activities. Candlewick Press

 

The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet by Joseph Bruchac
A retelling of twelve tales from various North American Indian cultures describing how Sky Bear, the Big Dipper, sees the earth from the sky.

 

Earthborn by Sylvia Waugh
Upon suddenly learning that her parents are researchers from another planet and they must leave in seven days or risk discovery, twelve-year-old Nesta decides to stay in their York, England, home whether or not her parents go.

 

Earthquack! by Margie Palatini
When Chucky Ducky feels the earth beneath him grumble and rumble, he runs to alert the other barnyard animals to the coming earthquake, but just as a wily weasel is about to take advantage of their fears, the true source of the rumbling is revealed.

 

Earthquake!: A Story of Old San Francisco by Kathleen Kudlinski
In 1906, after the devastating earthquake hits San Francisco, twelve-year-old Phillip struggles to save the horses in his family's livery stable.

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Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie find themselves in San Francisco in 1906 on the morning of the great earthquake helping get some kids to safety. 

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  • Lesson Plan includes online and printable questions and activities for each chapter. Mountain City, TN, Elementary School
  • Teaching Plan includes research, poetry, and discussion. Scholastic

 

Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret
When an earthquake hits the isolated island in northern California where his family had been camping, twelve-year-old Jonathan Palmer must find a way to keep himself, his partially paralyzed younger sister, and their dog alive until help arrives.

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

  • Teaching Guide with curriculum connections related to earthquakes and survival.. Children's Literature Association of Utah
  • Vocabulary Activities include a crossword, word search, fill in the blank, and
    matching activity. Answers Lexile

 

Earthsong by Sally Rogers
Verses about various animals, from one right whale calf to eleven gray wolf pups and on to fifty python eggs, present the plight of some threatened species. Includes information about the different animals mentioned.

  • Activities include researching endangered animals and other curricular connections. TeacherViews

 

The Easter Bunny That Overslept by Priscilla and Otto Friedrich
Having slept past Easter, the Easter Bunny tries to distribute his eggs on Mother's Day, the Fourth of July, and Halloween, but no one is interested until finally Santa Claus is able to get him back on track.

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

 

Eating Fractions by Bruce McMillan
Food is cut into halves, quarters, and thirds to illustrate how parts make a whole.

  • Lesson Plan for studying fractions. Richland County School District (South Carolina)

 

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.

  • Activities for picking out fruits and vegetables and drawing them. (Texas Department of Health)
  • Activities include other ideas for learning the alphabet. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan introducing nutritious vegetables with printable templates. First School

 

Echohawk by Lynda Durrant
A twelve-year-old white boy , adopted and raised by Mochicans in the Hudson River Valley during the 1730's, is sent with his younger brother to an English settlement for schooling.

  • Activities include identifying Native American seasonal experiences. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards

 

Eddy B Pigboy by Olivier Dunrea
After a mama pig wanders off to have her babies, it is Eddy B's job to find them and bring them safely back to the pigsty on his father's farm. 

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The Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle
In ninth-century Britain, fifteen-year-old Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred of West Saxony, finds she must assume new responsibilities much sooner than expected when she is betrothed to Ethelred of Mercia in order to strengthen a strategic alliance against the Danes.

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

 

An Edible Alphabet by Bonnie Christensen
Depicts edible plants from Apple to Zucchini by means of wood engravings 

 

The Edison Mystery by Dan Gutman
Thirteen-year-old Robert "Qwerty" Stevens uses the time machine he finds in his back yard to visit Thomas Edison's workshop in 1879, and there helps develop the electric light bulb, but then needs his sister's help to return to his own time.

·         Lesson Plan includes curriculum connections and activities, book talk suggestions, summary, and related websites. Scroll down the page. Sasquatch Reading Award

 

Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter
The inspirational and autobiographical reminiscences of  the author's Indian boyhood with his Eastern Cherokee Hill Country grandparents in the 1930's depression-era.

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

 

Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail
Once Edward has learned to read, books and his vivid imagination provide him with great adventures.

  • Teaching Guide with curriculum connections. Children's Literature Association of Utah

 

Edward in the Jungle by David McPhail
Edward loves to read about Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, and one afternoon he becomes so absorbed in his book that he finds himself deep in Tarzan's jungle.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 28. North Carolina Children's Book Award
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  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles & Rod Clement
Edwina must decide upon her perfect job. 

  • Activities include learning ballet and occupations.

 

Edwina Victorious by Susan Bonners
Edwina follows in the footsteps of her namesake great-aunt when she begins to write letters to the mayor about community problems and poses as Edwina the elder.

  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, activities, related books and weblinks. Scroll down the page. Texas Bluebonnet Award

 

Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Bugbear and Bugaboo are creatures who like to play scary tricks on children, until the night they get scared themselves.

  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, comprehension questions, and  multiple intelligence group projects. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

 

Eek! There's a Mouse in the House by Wong Herbert Yee
After discovery of a mouse in the house, larger and larger animals are sent in after one another, with increasingly chaotic results.

 

Eeyore Has a Birthday by A. A. Milne (adapted by Stephen Krensky)
Because Eeyore feels ignored on his birthday, Pooh and Piglet attempt to provide a proper celebration.

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

 

The Eensy-Weensy Spider by Mary Ann Hoberman 
Whatever happened to the little spider after it went up the spout again?

  • Teaching Plan includes predictions before reading and activities for after reading. Scholastic

 

Egg Story by Anca Hariton 
Follows an egg from the time it is laid, through its incubation under the hen's body, to the chick's birth after twenty-one days.

  • Activities include looking at parts of eggs. TeacherViews

 

Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross
A cracked egg with a talent for painting goes through some painful experiences before realizing that being cracked can be something to be proud of.

  • Activities include creating a unit about eggs. TeacherViews

 

The Egypt Game by Elizabeth Keatley Snyder
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies. 

  • Activities include studying mummies. Story House
  • Activities include the Internet, research, writing, vocabulary, and more. Marshall County, WV, Public Schools
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Lesson Plan for creating a collage and writing. Ames Community School District, IA
  • Literature Circle Lesson Appalachian State University
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, thematic connections with discussion questions, curriculum connections, and vocabulary. Random House

 

The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
In this version of Cinderella set in Egypt in the sixth century B.C., Rhodopes, a slave girl, eventually comes to be chosen by the Pharaoh to be his queen.

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Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones 
A teenage boy learns that his new friend possesses supernatural powers, and as they encounter a series of mysterious people, he discovers his friend's true origins.

 

Eight Hands Round by Ann Whitford Paul 
Introduces the letters of the alphabet with names of early American patchwork quilt patterns and explains the origins of the designs by describing the activity or occupation they derive from.

  • Activities include creating an alphabet and learning about quilts. TeacherViews

 

El Chino by Allen Say
A biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese American who became a famous bullfighter in Spain.

  • Activities include writing prompts. TeacherViews

 

Elaine and the Flying Frog by Heidi Chang
Elaine Chow has trouble fitting into her new school until she meets frog-crazy Mary Lewis Thorp.

  • Activities about kites and other Chinese inventions. TeacherViews

 

Elbert's Bad Word by Audrey Wood 
After shocking the elegant garden party by using a bad word, Elbert
learns some acceptable substitutes from a helpful wizard.

  • Activities about using bad words. TeacherViews
  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt

 

The El Dorado Adventure by Lloyd Alexander
Traveling to Central America to inspect her estate holdings, seventeen-year-old Vesper tries to stop a villain from building a canal which would destroy an Indian tribe's homeland.

  • Study Unit includes science activities and related weblinks. Jason Project, Michigan
  • Topics to use with the novel and extensions to use for before, during, and after reading. Jason Project, Georgia

 

Eldorado in East Harlem by Victor Rodriguez
René, all of seventeen and streetwise, is about to give up on the American Dream. Petty crimes, running drugs and ghetto adventures bring him and his gang closer to an illusory Eldorado.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary and activities for before, during, and after reading. Justus-Liebig University

 

Eleanor by Barbara Cooney
Presents the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, who married a president of the United States and became a great humanitarian.

  • Activities include learning about Eleanor Roosevelt and the author. TeacherViews

 

Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine (The Royal Diaries series) by Kristiana Gregory
The diary of Eleanor, first daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, from 1136 until 1137, when at age fifteen she becomes queen of France. Includes historical notes on her later life.

  • Discussion Guide includes an introduction for the discussion leader, a summary of the book, thought-provoking questions, student activities, and an interview with the author. Scholastic

 

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman
A photobiography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own. 

 

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany by Eleanor Ramrath Garner
During the Great Depression, Eleanor's family moves from America to Germany, but the war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic, and for years Eleanor struggles to keep her American identity despite the turbulence and upheaval around her.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan includes activities and discussion topics for before, during, and after reading. Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
  • Teacher's Guide includes a book introduction, information for before, during, and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Peachtree Publishers

 

Elena by Diane Stanley
A Mexican American girl recounts how her mother moved the family to America during the Mexican Revolution.

 

Elephant in the Dark by Carol Carrick
Set in Massachusetts in 1800's, a lonely boy is chosen to care for the first elephant seen in New England.

 

Elephant Walk by Jean Craighead George
A baby elephant has uncertainties one day during his walk with his mother.

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

 

The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling
Because of his "satiable curtiosity" about what the crocodile has for dinner, the elephant's child and all elephants thereafter have long trunks.

  • Activities include questions, vocabulary, and cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews

 

Elephants Aloft by Kathi Appelt
Using only prepositions as text, relates the adventures of two elephants as they travel to Africa to visit their Aunt Rwanda.

 

Elephants: Life in the Wild by Monica Kulling
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, family life, and eating habits of both African and Asian elephants.

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Elephants on Board by Suse MacDonald
Elephant performers on their way to a show have a flat tire and must employ a crane, cherry picker, and other vehicles to arrive on time.

 

An Elf for Christmas by Michael Garland
After falling asleep and being delivered along with a toy airplane on Christmas morning, a hard-working elf tries to make his way back to the North Pole.

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

 

The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Ancient evil threatens the Elves now that the Ellcrys, a magic tree, is dying. A perilous quest by Wil Ohmsford and Amberle may save them.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a plot summary and questions for discussion and writing. Random House

 

Elisabeth by Claire Nivola
Forced to flee the Nazis, a young girl and her family eventually end up in the United States where, years later, with a young daughter of her own, she is improbably reunited with the beloved doll she left behind in Germany.

  • Activities include talking about families. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards

 

Elizabeth and Larry by Marilyn Sadler
Elizabeth and Larry are contented best friends until Larry is scorned by neighbors for being an alligator.

  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst

 

Elizabeth I,  Red Rose of the House of Tudor (The Royal Diaries series) by Kathryn Lasky
In a series of diary entries, Princess Elizabeth, the eleven-year-old daughter of King Henry VIII, celebrates holidays and birthdays, relives her mother's execution, revels in her studies, and agonizes over her father's health.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

  • Discussion Guide includes an introduction for the discussion leader, a summary of the book, thought-provoking questions, student activities, and an interview with the author. Scholastic

 

Elizabeth: The Princess Bride (The Royal Diaries series) by Barry Denenberg
Presents the fictionalized diary of Princess Elisabeth in which she describes her unexpected engagement and marriage to her cousin Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria in 1853-54. Includes historical notes concerning her life as Empress.

  • Discussion Guide includes an introduction for the discussion leader, a summary of the book, thought-provoking questions, student activities, and an interview with the author. Scholastic

 

Elizabeti's Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
When a young Tanzanian girl gets a new baby brother, she finds a rock, which she names Eva, and makes it her baby doll.

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

 

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. 

  • Activities include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University
  • Activities #2 include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University
  • Activities #3 include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links.  Salisbury State University

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan, tells the story of how small town girl Ella Fitzgerald became one of the world's best-known songstresses.

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

 

Ella the Bad Speller by Robert Kraus
Ella the elephant, the worst speller in Miss Gator's schoolhouse, works very hard with the help of the other animals to improve her spelling.

  • Activities include developing spelling strategies. TeacherViews

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Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children.

  • Lesson Plan for a debate related to book topics.
  • Reading Group Guide with a summary and discussion questions. Random House
  • Study Guide with a summary, discussion questions, literary analysis, vocabulary and more. SparkNotes

 

Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary
The part of third grade Ellen Tebbits likes most is having Austine Allen for her best friend.

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·         Literature Unit includes vocabulary, thinking cap questions, literary activities, projects, and puzzles. This is a Zip file. Kyrene, AZ, School District

·         Literature Unit for checking reading comprehension. Hawaii Department of Education

 

Elmer by David McKee
All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh.

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

 

Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
On their way home, Elmer and a flying dragon land on an unusual island and help some canaries uncover a buried treasure.

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Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight
A little girl lives on the top floor of the Plaza Hotel.

 

Elves and the Shoemaker by Freya Littledale
The poor old shoemaker becomes successful with the help of two elves who finish his shoes during the night. 

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Elves Don't Wear Hard Hats (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
The construction workers who were sent to build the new playground for Bailey School look and act very much like Santa's elves. The Bailey School kids are going to get to the bottom of it.

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Elympics by X. J. Kennedy
Elephants compete in a variety of sports, such as diving, triatholon, hammer throw, and figure skating.

 

Emeka's Gift: An African Counting Story by Ifeoma Onyefulu
As a young African boy travels to visit his grandmother, he passes through the village market, where he sees things Granny would like--four brooms, five hats, six necklaces, and so on.

  • Lesson Plan feature activities related to economics concepts and geography themes. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools

 

Emeline at the Circus by Marjorie Priceman
While her teacher Miss Splinter is lecturing her second-grade class about the exotic animals, clowns, and other performers they are watching at the circus, Emeline accidentally becomes part of the show.

 

Emergency Room by Caroline B. Cooney
Volunteers Diane and Seth are eager to help save lives at a city hospital emergency room, but they are unprepared for the reality of what lies ahead.

 

Emily by Michael Bedard
When a mother and child pay a visit to their reclusive neighbor Emily, who stays in her house writing poems, there is an exchange of special gifts.

 

Emily and Alice Again by Joyce Champion 
Two best friends have fun trading sunglasses for a sister, wearing new hats, and having a sleepover.

  • Activities include worksheets for vocabulary, comprehension, sequencing, and an online quiz. 

 

Emily: Disaster at The Bridge by Julie Lawson
Emily Murdoch and her best friend Alice anxiously await the May 24th celebrations. In Victoria in 1896, it meant a track and field competition, a regatta and the pageant.

  • Teacher's Guide includes an author profile, a summary, research topics, activities, and discussion questions. Wordfest

 

Emily's First 100 Days of School by Rosemary Wells
Starting with number one for the first day of school, Emily learns the numbers to one hundred in many different ways.

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Emma by Wendy Kesselman
Motivated by a birthday gift, a 72-year-old woman begins to paint.

  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst

 

Emma's Dragon Hunt by Catherine Stock
Emma's grandfather, newly arrived from China, introduces her to the power of dragons. 

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Emma's Magic Winter by Jean Little
With the help of her new friend who has magic boots just like her own, Emma overcomes her shyness and no longer hates reading out loud in school.

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Emma's Rug by Allen Say
A young artist finds that her creativity comes from within when the rug that she had always relied upon for inspiration is destroyed.

  • Activities include writing and discussing. TeacherViews
  • Activities include learning about art. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards

·         Lesson Plan about creativity. Scroll down the page.

 

Emma's Vacation by David McPhail
Emma's idea of a good vacation is quite different from that of her parents.

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

 

Emmett's Pig by Mary Stolz
Emmett loves pigs, but when his parents refuse to move to a farm or let him raise a pig in their apartment, he runs out of ideas.

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Emmy by Connie Jordan Green
In the 1920s when her father is disabled in a coal mining accident, eleven-year-old Emmy and the others in her family do what they can to help, with her fourteen-year-old brother taking Pa's place in the mines.

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

 

The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen
When the emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, his smallest daughter, whom he has always ignored, uses her kite to save him.

  • Lesson Plan with discussion, writing, and vocabulary. Lesson Plans Page

 

Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
When she is sent as part of the delegation from Tortall to negotiate a
peace treaty with Carthak, fifteen-year-old Daine must use her powers to communicate with animals for more than healing the Carthak emperor's dying birds.

  • Activity includes vocabulary with pop-up answers. Quia

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

The Emperor Penguins by Kazue Mizumura
Describes the behavior and physical characteristics of the birds that live in a sub-zero climate, swim instead of fly, and send their chicks to "kindergarten."

 

The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins
Describes the parental behavior of Emperor penguins, focusing on how the male keeps the egg warm until it hatches and how the parents care for the chick after it is born.

  • Activities include ideas for language arts, art, social studies, and science. Page 20. North Carolina Children's Book Awards
  • Cross Curricular Activities for language arts, math, and science. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University

 

Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Two rascals sell a vain emperor an invisible suit of clothes.

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

 

The Emperor's New Clothes by Mary Packard
The favorite tale uses animals as the main characters.

 

The Empty Envelope (A to Z Mysteries series) by Ron Roy
Dink and his friends unearth the mysterious truth behind the envelopes incorrectly delivered to his house.

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

 

The Empty Pot by Demi
When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

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

 

Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl
When young Elena joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities related to point of view. Scholastic

 

Encounter by Jane Yolen
A Taino Indian boy on the island of San Salvador recounts the landing of Columbus and his men in 1492.

  • Lesson Plan for writing an alternative story ending and studying aboriginal art.
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald J. Sobol
The boy detective is involved in solving many mysteries.

  • Activities for creating a mystery. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan for interpreting and drawing conclusions based upon text/selection and citing supporting evidence. Richland County School District (South Carolina)
  • Trivia Game KidsReads

 

Encyclopedia Brown Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Encyclopedia Brown, a ten-year-old detective, uses his intelligence to help solve ten puzzling crimes.

  • Unit contains comprehension questions, vocabulary, and activities. West Shore, PA, School District

 

Encyclopedia Brown Shows the Way  by Donald J. Sobol
Encyclopedia Brown, brilliant fifth-grade amateur detective, solves ten crimes. The reader may match solutions with those at the end of the book.

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Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All by Donald J. Sobol
The town's ten-year-old walking encyclopedia again solves ten neighborhood mysteries.

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Endangered Animals (Hello Reader series) by Faith McNulty
Pandas, gorillas, blue whales, and other endangered animals are spotlighted.

  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Literature Unit features a discussion guide and extension activities. Scholastic

 

Endangered Animals by John Wexo
Pictures identify endangered animal species as text explains what people did to cause some animals to be headed for extinction and what can be done about it.

 

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
After Earth is twice attacked by aliens, the world government begins breeding military geniuses, one of whom is Ender Wiggin.

 

Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
Bean must overcome his past and prove to the recruiters at the Battle School that he can help save the planet from an alien invasion.

 

The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
During World War II, when she was eleven years old, the author and her family were arrested in Poland by the Russians as political enemies and exiled to Siberia. She recounts here the trials of the following five years spent on the harsh Asian steppe.

  • Activities include writing and predicting. Story House
  • Book Unit features discussion questions for each section of the book.

 

An Enemy Among Us by Deborah DeFord and Harry S. Stout
Love story of Pennsylvania womanand Hessian soldier during the Revolutionary War.

 

The Enemy Has a Face by Gloria D. Miklowitz
Netta and her family have relocated temporarily from Israel to Los Angeles, and when her seventeen-year-old brother mysteriously disappears, she becomes convinced that he has been abducted by Palestinian terrorists.

 

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

  • Activities include ideas for language arts, music, math and science. Page 21. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

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·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

 

Engine, Engine, Number Nine by Stephanie Calmenson
Passengers, human and animal, board Number Nine to go on a journey to the county fair to have a day of fun.

 

The English Roses by Madonna
Four best friends are jealous of a neighbor girl and refuse to have anything to do with her, until they each have a dream in which a fairy godmother shows them what the girl's life is really like.

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

 

The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vagin
A group learns the value of teamwork as one animal after another joins in the effort to pull a giant carrot out of the ground.

  • Lesson Plan with cross curricular activities, comparison stories, and related websites. Hubbard's Cupboard

 

Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.

  • Lesson Plan for studying synonyms and adjectives. Alternative Parenting

 

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth
Nate Twitchell's hen lays an egg the size of a melon and the creature that hatches makes world news.

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  • Lesson Plan for making a paper mache egg. Alternative Parenting

 

The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
This is a variant of the well-loved folktale in which the smallest of animals adds its strength to that of larger creatures.

  • Lesson Plan with cross curricular activities, comparison stories, and related websites.
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for pre- and post-reading and curricular activities. Hubbard's Cupboard
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

The Enormous Turnip by Kathy Parkinson
One of Grandfather's turnips grows to such an enormous size that the whole family including the dog, cat, and mouse try in vain to pull it up.

  • Lesson Plan with cross curricular activities, comparison stories, and related websites. Hubbard's Cupboard

 

The Enormous Watermelon by Brenda Parkes
Old Mother Hubbard plants a watermelon seed that grows so enormous she has to enlist the help of nursery rhyme characters to help her harvest it.

  • Activities for art, math, and games.
  • Lesson Plan with cross curricular activities, comparison stories, and related websites. Hubbard's Cupboard
  • Lesson Plan includes reading rebus versions of nursery rhymes online and identify the main character, shared reading, and vocabulary activities. ReadWriteThink

 

Epossumondas by Collen Salley
A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 30. North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • Activities Scroll down to page 4. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Eragon by Christopher Paolini
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

  • Activities include a pronunciation guide, online quiz, and more. Random House
  • Booktalk Random House
  • Reader's Guide includes pre-reading activities and questions for discussions. Random House

 

Ereth's Birthday by Avi
Feeling neglected on his birthday, Ereth, the cantankerous old porcupine, sets out looking for his favorite treat and instead finds himself acting as "mother" to three young fox kits.

  • Activities include a summary and curriculum connections. Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, activities, related books and web inks. Scroll down the page. Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Teaching Plan includes activities for understanding elements of character development. Scholastic

 

Ernie's Big Mess by Sarah Roberts
Bert and Ernie argue over Ernie's messiness, so Ernie looks for another place to stay.

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

 

The Ersatz Elevator (Series of unfortunate events series) by Lemony Snicket
The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at Esme Squalor's seventy-one bedroom penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune.

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The Escape (Animorphs series) by Katherine Applegate
Marco, one of a group of young people who have been given the power to morph into animals in order to aid in the battle against the alien Yeerks, faces an almost impossible challenge when he is called upon to investigate an underwater project which is being overseen by Visser One--an alien ruler that has taken over his mother's body.

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Escape from Fire Mountain by Gary Paulsen
Thirteen-year-old Nikki Roberts rescues two children from a forest fire, but then she must save herself and them from ruthless poachers.

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Escape from Slavery by Doreen Rappaport
Five accounts of black slaves who managed to escape to freedom during the period preceding the Civil War.

  • Teaching Guide includes general discussion questions and suggestions for reaching across the curriculum. Harper

 

Escape North: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Monica Kulling
Surveys the life of Harriet Tubman, including her childhood in slavery and her later work in helping other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

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Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
Shy Mr. Hoppy devises a plan to win the heart of his true love by teaching her a spell to make her tortoise grow bigger.

 

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

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

  • Activities include learning about historical context, poetry, and related weblinks. Gail Desler

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Discussion Guide with questions related to setting, characters, and theme. Scholastic

·         Discussion Guide includes a book talk, discussion questions and activities. Nutmeg Children's Book Award

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

·         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
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before and after reading. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, activities, related books and weblinks. Scroll down the page. Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Lesson Plan 1 includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org
  • Lesson Plan 2 includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org
  • Literature Circle Lesson  Appalachian State University
  • Literature Unit includes characters, summary, activities, web links, and more. Promote Georgia

 

Esteban and the Ghost by Sibyl Hancock
Esteban, a merry Spanish tinker, spends All Hallows' Eve in a haunted castle and helps a ghost win his way into heaven.

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Tragic love story with setting in remote New England.

  • Novel Guide with theme openers, cross curricular activities, and research assignments. McDougal Littell
  • 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

 

Eva by Peter Dickinson
After a terrible accident, a young girl wakes up to discover that she has been given the body of a chimpanzee.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

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

 

Evan's Corner by Elizabeth Starr Hill
Evan, who lives in a crowded urban ghetto, longs for a place to be alone. After his mother helps him create his own corner in their two-room flat, he realizes that in order to be happy he can't stay alone in his "corner" but must be willing to step out and help others.

  • Activities include questions and writing. TeacherViews

 

Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms by Christine Kole MacLean
An imaginative boy pretends to be a firefighter, policeman, construction worker, and other busy people, but he realizes that it is important to take time to give his mom a hug.

  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and Internet resources. TeacherVision
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, comprehension questions, and  multiple intelligence group projects. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

 

Even If I Spill My Milk by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Because Jamie doesn’t want his parents to go to a party and leave him with a babysitter, he tries to delay their departure with a series of questions.

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

 

Even Steven and Odd Todd by Kathryn Cristaldi
The arrival of Cousin Odd Todd greatly upsets Even Steven who likes everything to come in even numbers, his pets, his library books, and even his pancakes.

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Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille Clifton
Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies.

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Every Buddy Counts by Stuart J. Murphy
A little girl goes through the day counting her "buddies" which include one hamster, two sisters, three kittens, etc. 

  • Activities include making a bulletin board with children's photos.  TeacherViews

 

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining (Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series) by Anne Mazer
Abby hopes to prove that she is as great as her siblings.

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Every Dog Has His Day (Hank the Cowdog series) by John R. Erickson 
Hank the Cowdog gets into more and more trouble before he is able to
find a happy solution to his problems.

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Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant 
Twelve stories in which animals change people's lives for the better.

 

Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley
A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited.

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  • Lesson Plan focuses on economics concepts of production, wants and needs and the geography concepts of human and environmental relationships. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor
Describes the qualities to consider in selecting the perfect rock for play and pleasure. 

  • Activities include working with rocks.  TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan uses the book to introduce the study of rocks. University of Chicago
  • Lesson Plan for studying rocks using the book. AskEric
  • Lesson Plan for using decision-making skills to classify rocks. Columbia Education Center
  • Technology Lesson for the rock cycle. Arlington (Virginia) Public Schools

 

Everyone Else's Parents Said Yes by Paula Danziger
Matthew cannot resist the temptation to play practical jokes on his older sister and all the girls in his class at school, so by the time of the big party for his eleventh birthday they have all declared war on him.

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The Everything Book by Denise Fleming
A collection of simple works which introduce colors, shapes, numbers, animals, food, and nursery rhymes.

  • Activities include a coloring page and making a snack. Denise Fleming

 

Everything Grows by Raffi
A collection of songs.

  • Activities include making a growth chart.  TeacherViews

 

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Eleven-year-old Primrose, who lives in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.

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

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

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

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

·         Discussion Questions Hawaii Association of School Librarians

  • Extension Ideas include discussion questions, related links, and a list of similar books. Vermont Public Radio
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for guided reading. Cheryl Sigmon

 

Everywhere by Bruce Brooks
Afraid that his beloved grandfather will die after suffering a heart attack, a nine-year-old boy agrees to join ten-year-old Dooley in performing a mysterious ritual called soul switching.

  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst

 

Evil Queen Tut and the Great Ant Pyramids (ZACK Files series) by Dan Greenburg
While on a class picnic in Central Park, ten-year-old Zack gets a chance to study ants close up and personal when he uses way too much of a classmate's diet powder and shrinks to their size.

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The Exchange Student by Kate Gilmore
When her mother arranges to host one of the young people coming to Earth from Chela, Daria is both pleased and intrigued by the keen interest shown by the Chelan in her work breeding endangered species.

 

Exploring the Bismarck by Robert Ballard
Recreates the sea battle that sank the German battleship Bismarck in World War II and recounts how the shipwreck was discovered in 1989.

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

 

Exploring the Titanic by Robert Ballard
Describes the large luxury liner which sank in 1912 and the discovery and exploration of its underwater wreckage.

  • Activities include technology connections and writing a narrative from a sailor's point of view.
  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. University of North Carolina

 

Exploring the World’s Fair, 1893 (American Sisters series) by Laurie Lawlor
Dora and her three sisters are fascinated by the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.

 

The Extinct Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Each letter of the alphabet features information about a creature that no longer exists.

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Extra Cheese, Please! by Chris Peterson
Describes how cheese is made, from a sample's beginnings on a Wisconsin dairy farm until a cheese factory ships the final product across America.

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

 

The Eye of the Great Bear by Bill Wallace
Eleven-year old Bailey Trumbull proves his courage when he confronts a bear in Montana.

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Eye Spy: A Book of Alphabet Puzzles by Linda Bourke
The reader is challenged to a two-tiered guessing game by trying to discover the answer, which is either a homonym or homophone, to the picture puzzle accompanying each letter of the alphabet and to detect the visual clues about what is on the following page.

  • Lesson Plan for before, during, and after reading. Chronicle Books

 

Eyes in the Dark by Kim Dale
Shows nocturnal Australian animals.

 

The Eyes of Gray Wolf  by Jonathan London
On a cold northern night, a restless gray wolf encounters an unknown wolf pack, from which a young white wolf steps out and they become mates.

  • Lesson Plan for before, during, and after reading about endangered animals. Chronicle Books

 

Eyes of the Dragon by Margaret Leaf
An artist agrees to paint a dragon on the wall of a Chinese village, but the magistrate's insistence that he paint eyes on the dragon has amazing results.