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I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust by Inge Auerbacher
The author's reminiscences about her childhood in Germany, years of which were spent in a Nazi concentration camp

  • Activities include poetry and writing. TeacherViews

 

I Am a Star by Jean Marzollo
Introduces stars and how they appear in the night sky.

 

I Am an Apple by Jean Marzollo
Depicts a bud on an apple tree as it grows into an apple, ripens, is harvested, and provides seeds as a promise for the future. 

·         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

 

I Am David by Anne Holm
This is a story about a young boy's epic journey across Europe, and his budding emotions and sense of the wonder of life.

  • Activities include questions for chapters, predicting, and writing. Scroll down the page.
  • Lesson Unit with vocabulary, questions, and activities for each chapter. 

 

I Am Freedom's Child by Bill Martin, Jr.
Expresses in verse the idea that an acceptance of all kinds of people and their differences is necessary to make freedom's dream come true.

  • Activities include guidance and author study. TeacherViews

 

I Am Helping by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter gladly helps wash the clothes, make the beds, and weed the garden.

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

 

I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale
After her mother unexpectedly leaves her with her uncle's family, members of a fanatical Christian cult, Kirby tries to learn what has become of her mother and struggles to cope with the repressiveness of her new surroundings and to maintain her own identity.

 

I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell
This novel describes the experiences of a young boy growing up in North Carolina in the 1940s. 

 

I Am Planet Earth by Jean Marzollo
The planet Earth describes its location in the solar system, its atmosphere, geographic features, and treatment by the people who live on it.

 

I Am Regina by Sally M. Keehn
In 1755, as the French and Indian War begins, ten-year-old Regina is kidnapped by Indians in western Pennsylvania, and she must struggle to hold onto memories of her earlier life as she grows up under the name of Tskinnak and starts to become Indian herself.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst
  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries

 

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
A young boy desperately tries to unlock his past yet knows he must hide those memories if he is to remain alive.

  • Discussion Guide includes ideas to introduce the book and discussion questions. Scholastic
  • Discussion Questions Scholastic
  • Projects with a rubric. Bradley-Bourbonnais, IL, Community High School 
  • Quiz with multiple choice and discussion questions. Canton Schools
  • Reading Guide includes questions discussion topics and author information  intended to guide readers and spark discussion. Random House
  • Study Guide includes character analysis, discussion questions, quotations, and a test. Spark Notes 
  • Study Questions for advanced discussion and writing. Literary Link

 

I Am Water (Hello Reader series) by Jean Marzollo
This book explores the beauty and usefulness of water in its many forms.

 

I, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
Because her divorced parents share joint custody of her, nine-year-old Amber suffers from lack of self-esteem and feels that she is a piece of jointly-owned property.

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

 

I Call It Sky by Will C. Howell
Children enjoy the summer breeze, fall fog, winter snow, and spring wind.

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

 

I Can't Believe I Have to Do This by Jan Alford
Twelve-year-old Dean Matthews receives a journal as a birthday present from his mother and records the events of the following year.

  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System

 

"I Can't" Said the Ant by Polly Cameron
The entire kitchen helps an ant.

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

 

I, Crocodile by Fred Marcellino
An Egyptian crocodile, with a big ego and a big appetite, is taken to Paris in 1799 by Napoleon Bonaparte.

  • Activities include investigating the legends surrounding crocodiles. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America by Brian Lanker
Charts the achievements of a remarkable group of African-American women and their continued impact on the world.

  • Activities include designing a stamp for famous African-Americans. Includes a link to famous African-Americans in Virginia. Macmillan McGraw-Hill

 

I Got a "D" in Salami by Henry Winkler
Antics ensue after Hank throws his report card into a meat grinder.

  • Activities include the Internet, research, writing, vocabulary, and more. Marshall County, WV, Public Schools

 

I Had a Bad Dream by Linda Hayward
A father helps his little boy feel safe again after a bad dream. 

  • Activities include discussing bad dreams. TeacherViews

 

I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson
Marie, the only black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her in private.

 

I Hate English! by Ellen Levine
When her family moves to New York from Hong Kong, Mei Mei finds it difficult to adjust to school and learn the alien sounds of English.

  • Discussion Guide features before reading strategies. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

I Hate to Go to Bed! by Katie Davis
Convinced that her parents are having a party after she goes to bed, a little girl devises several plans to find out what she's missing.

  • Activities include a coloring story and sequencing game. Katie Davis

 

I Hate Weddings by P. J. Peterson
When Dan has to meet his new stepfamily and take part in his father's wedding, he finds that all sorts of horrible and embarrassing things happen to him.

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

 

I Have a Dream: The Story of  Martin Luther King, Jr. by Margaret Davidson
Traces King's life from his childhood days in Atlanta to his tragic death in Memphis

  • Activities include research links and analyzing the text and pictures. TeacherViews
  • Discussion Guide features before reading strategies. Scholastic

 

I Have A Sister - My Sister Is Deaf by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
A very special sister can say more with her face and shoulders than most people can with words. 

  • Activities include a crossword puzzle, computer project, vocabulary, action verbs, and related web links.
  • Crossword Puzzle for words containing the long e sound.
  • Lesson Ideas include discussing activities that could not be done if you were deaf. University of Richmond

 

I Have a Weird Brother Who Swallowed a Fly by Joan Holub
The story follows the path of a fly through a young boy's digestive system.

  • Lesson Plan includes before, during, and after reading activities, discussion topics, and printables. Joan Holub

 

I Have Heard of a Land by Joyce Carol Thomas
Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory.

  • Activities focus on story elements. TeacherViews

 

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson
The author describes her experiences during World War II when she and her family were sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

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

  • 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 Public Schools

 

I Hear America Singing by Kathleen Krull
Presents the music and lyrics for sixty-two traditional and contemporary American folk songs, including "Casey Jones," "Good Night, Irene," and "We Shall Overcome."

 

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
Sent to live with an Indian tribe in British Columbia, a young minister learns not to fear his impending death.

 

I, Houdini by Lynne Reid Banks
A boastful hamster with exceptional talent as an escape artist recounts his experiences chewing, wriggling, or squeezing his way out of various closed areas in his quest for the great Outside.

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

 

I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Juan de Pareja, a slave willed to Velazquez, develops a relationship of friendship and equality with the painter. 

  • Activity includes questions to answer online and print out.
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Novel Guide with theme openers, cross curricular activities, and research assignments. McDougal Littell
  • 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

 

I Know an Old Lady by Charlotte Zolotow
Tells the cumulative tale in which an old lady pays the supreme penalty for her peculiar eating habits.

  • Activity Cards for creative dramatics,  artist's illustrations, vocabulary, and developing print awareness and name recognition. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Book Test Arcadia Valley Elementary School, MO-Ruth Petsel

 

 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
Tell the cumulative tale where Thanksgiving feasting goes wild.

  • Activities include cross-curricular book extensions. Page 19. North Carolina Children's Book Awards
  • Activities include ideas for home and classroom and a related book list. Scroll to page 18. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

I Know How We Fight Germs by Kate Rowan
Sam and his mother talk about germs, viruses, and bacteria, including how the body fights harmful germs and uses germs that are helpful.

 

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading, thematic, and interdisciplinary activities. Random House

 

I Know Why I Brush My Teeth by Kate Rowan
Sam learns about his teeth and why it is important to keep them clean with regular brushing.

  • Activities focus on related websites. TeacherViews

 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The author tells of her painful childhood and adolescence, and how she grew out of a childhood fantasy that she was an enchanted white girl to self-acceptance today.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org

 

I Like Books by Anthony Browne
A young chimp declares his love for all kinds of books, from funny books and scary books to song books and strange books. 

  • CyberGuide  includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education

 

I Like Bugs! by Margaret Wise Brown
Brief rhyming text lists all the types of insects the narrator likes.

 

I Like It When... by Mary Murphy
A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most.

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

 

I Like to Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow
A little girl, answering her mother's question about why she likes to be little, describes some of the special pleasures of being a child.

  • Lesson Plan on predicting and prior knowledge and experience.

 

I Like You by Sandol Stoddard
A tiny book that expresses the true meaning of friendship.

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

 

I Lost My Bear by Jules Feiffer
When she cannot find her favorite stuffed toy, a young girl asks her mother, father, and older sister for help.

 

I Lost My Grandfather's Brain by Bruce Coville
Pleskit, a sixth-grade student from another planet, loses his grandfather's brain.

·         Lesson Plan include plot, characters, questions, and activities. Golden Duck Award

 

I Love Colors by Margaret Miller
Introduces six colors through photographs of babies' faces as they wear or play with brightly-hued objects.

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

 

I Love Guinea Pigs by Dick King-Smith
An appealing, chatty introduction to guinea pigs, including their care and feeding. 

 

I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
A young African-American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair.

  • Activities include ideas for technology integration and related web links. Cobb County, GA, School District

 

I Love My Family by Wade Hudson
At a joyous family reunion, relatives sing, dance, eat lots of food, and pose for a family picture.

  • Activities include making a family tree. TeacherViews

 

I Love Saturday by Patricia Reilly Giff
On Saturday morning Katie, who lives in Greenwich Village, plays checkers, helps paint the hallway, receives a sugar cookie from Mrs. Zelinsky, and keeps a secret.

  • Activities include a spelling crossword puzzle, a computer project, vocabulary, and nouns.
  • Crossword Puzzle for words containing the short e sound.

 

I Love Saturdays y domingos  by Alma Flor Ada
A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.

  • Activities Scroll down to page 6. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

 

I Love You, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert
A boy and his pet dragon celebrate Valentine's Day by noticing all the red things they see, making Valentines, and eating a Valentine cake.

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

 

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis
A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl.

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

 

I Love You, Mary Jane by Lorna Balian
A group of children attend a party for a very special friend.

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

 

I Love You, Mom by Iris Hiskey Arno
Shows various jobs that moms can have.

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

 

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt 
A mother and child discuss how the mother's love would remain constant even if her child were a stinky skunk, scary ape, or bug-eating green alien

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

 

I Love You the Purplest by Barbara Joosse
Two boys discover that their mother loves them equally but in different ways.

  • Activity Sheet for before, during, and after reading. First Book
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

I Love You with All My Heart by Noris Kern
Polo the polar bear asks his mother how she loves him, and she explains that she loves him with her eyes, her nose, her paws, and all her heart.

  • Activities include vocabulary and science. TeacherViews

 

I Need You, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert
Dear dragon feels somewhat rejected when his master's new baby sister comes home from the hospital, but love and reassurance put things right.

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

 

I Remember Papa by Helen Ketteman
After saving to buy a baseball glove, a young farm boy takes a memorable trip to town with his father.

  • Activities from the author for science, geography, technology, art, creative writing and language arts.

 

I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade by Diane Lee Wilson
In early fourteenth-century China, Oyuna tells her granddaughter of her girlhood in Mongolia and how love for her horse enabled her to win an important race and bring good luck to her family.

  • Activities include researching Mongolian culture. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

I See Colors by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
An introduction to colors.

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

·         Lesson Plan introduces word and syllable awareness. University of Virginia-Curry School of Education

 

I See Patterns by Linda Benton
Introduces similar patterns. 

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

·         Lesson Plan for matching patterns of similar materials. Michigan Public Schools

 

I Smell Like Ham by Betty Hicks
Nick tries to maintain his sense of integrity as he works to succeed on the school basketball team, adjust to his new stepmother and little "dorky" stepbrother, and deal with peer pressure from his friends.

·         Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related websites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Children's Book Awards

 

I Stink! by Kate McMullan
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

 

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (Dear America series) by Joyce Hansen
Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves.

·         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
  • 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
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry by Catherine Clinton
A collection of poems by African-American writers, including Lucy Terry, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Alice Walker.

 

I Was a Rat! by Phillip Pullman
A little boy turns life in London upside down when he appears at the house of a lonely old couple and insists he was a rat.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • 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

 

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien by Bruce Coville
When aliens come to Earth on an interplanetary trade mission, sixth-grader Tim makes friends with the ambassador's son and together they uncover a plot to sabotage the mission.

 

I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
A feisty, sexy fairy helps a young girl heal traumas of her past.

  • Reading Group Guide from publisher to spark discussion about the characters and issues in the book.

 

I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch 
While trying to hypnotize his dog for the third grade science fair, Brian accidentally makes his best friend Josh think he's a cat.

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

 

I Was a Third Grade Spy by Mary Jane Auch
When Brian's dog Arful suddenly begins talking, Brian and his two friends send the dog to find out what their classmates are planning for the school talent show.

 

I Was All Thumbs by Bernard Waber
An octopus who has known only the quiet world of the laboratory tells of his unceremonious introduction to the perils and pleasures of ocean life.

  • Activities include a Venn diagram and research. TeacherViews

 

I Was Born to a Sister by Akaela S. Michels-Gualtieri
A girl who felt born to be a sister wants to send her baby brother back after he screams during her birthday party, knocks down her cheese tower, and otherwise behaves like a baby.

 

I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer
A child tries a variety of ways to dissolve anger.

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

 

I Was So Sick by Gina and Mercer Mayer
Little Critter has a sick day. 

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

 

I Was Walking Down the Road by Sarah E. Barchas
A young girl captures various animals, ponders their plight and then sets them free

 

I Went to the Bay by Ruth Miller
A boy searches for frogs and discovers a vibrant, bustling world of wildlife in and around a bay. 

  • Activity for a circle game. Scroll down the page for activity.

 

I Went Walking by Sue Williams
During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.

 

I Wish I Could Fly by Ron Maris
Turtle wishes he could fly, dive, climb, and run like other animals, but then he realizes something he can do that they can't.

 

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg
A boy imagines what it would be like if he had such things as duck feet, a whale spout, and an elephant's trunk.

  • Activities include writing and a word scramble. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

I Wish I Were a Butterfly by James Howe
A wise dragonfly helps a despondent cricket realize that he is special in his own way

  • Activities include writing and performing. TeacherViews

 

I Wished for a Unicorn by Robert Heidbreder
A young girl with a little imagination and a lot of wishing transforms an urban backyard into an enchanted kingdom.

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

 

I Wonder What a Rainforest Is and Other Neat Facts About Plants by Annabelle Donati
Amazing but true facts about the wide variety of plants, seeds, and the rain forests.

  • Activities include finding answers. TeacherViews

 

I Would If I Could by Betty Miles
When the bicycle she's been longing for turns out to be nothing like she expected, a young girl is sick with disappointment. Then the summer at her grandmother's teaches her several valuable lessons.

 

Ibis: A True Whale Story by John Himmelman
Relates the adventures of a humpback whale calf that gets tangled in a fishing net and is later freed by a team of helpful whale watchers.

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

 

The Ice Age Cave Bear by Barbara Hehner
Describes how and where cave bears lived, possible reasons for their extinction, and what kind of relationship might have existed between these huge creatures and prehistoric man.

  • Lesson Plan includes curricular connections, literary links, and teacher tips. Can Lit for Kids

 

Ice Cream Everywhere! by Marjorie Blain Parker
Celebrates the joys of eating ice cream.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities about rhyming words. Scholastic

 

Ice Cream: The Cold Creamy Treat by Elaine Landau
Provides a brief introduction to ice cream, describing the history of this popular food, different flavors, and how it can be enjoyed.

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

 

The Ice Horse by Candace Christiansen
While harvesting ice on the Hudson River with his uncle one winter, a
boy uses quick thinking to save his uncle's horse.

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

 

The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Billionaire museum owner Palmer Lloyd's expedition to Chile to steal the largest meteorite ever found turns dangerous when the origin and nature of the meteorite come into question.

  • Booktalk Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

 

Ice Magic by Matt Christopher
The twins' toy hockey game seems to be magic as it plays games identical to the real ones before they even happen.

 

Ice Mummy: The Discovery of a 5,000-Year-Old Man by Mark and Cathy Dubowski
Describes the discovery by Alpine hikers near the Austrian-Italian border of the frozen body of a man who, after careful examination, was found to be more than 5,000 years old.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews

 

Icebergs and Glaciers by Seymour Simon
Discusses the formation, movement, and different types of glaciers and icebergs and describes their effect on the world around them.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

The Icky Bug Counting Book by Jerry Pallotta
Children count their way through a fact-filled collection of new and interesting bugs.

 

Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain by Robert Burch
Tough times in rural Georgia during the Depression take a lively turn when spirited Ida Early arrives to keep house for the Suttons.

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

 

If I Forget, You Remember by Carol Lynch Williams
Twelve-year-old Elyse's plan to write an award-winning novel during the summer is interrupted when her grandmother, who has Alzheimer's disease, moves in with the family.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Teacher's Guide Random House

 

If I Had a Tail by Karen Clemens Warrick
The reader is asked to guess what a creature is from a description of the appearance and use of the its tail.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before, during, and after reading. Southwest Children's Literature-University of Arizona

 

If I Should Die Before I Wake by Lurlene McDaniel
Deanne and Matt have a romance that doesn't have quite enough time to bloom.

 

If I Were in Charge of the World by Judith Viorst
Forty-one poems reveal a variety of secret thoughts, worries, and wishes.

  • Activities include writing. TeacherViews
  • Technology Lesson uses KidPix and word processing. Madison Metropolitan School District (Wisconsin)

 

If I Were President by Catherine Stier
A simple description of the duties, responsibilities, and traditions of the office of president.

  • Activity for a shared writing experience  Scroll down the page for activity.

 

If It Hadn't Been for Yoon Jun by Marie G. Lee
As she reluctantly becomes friends with Yoon Jun, a new student from Korea, seventh grader Alice Larsen becomes more interested in learning about her own Korean background.

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

 

If My Mom Were a Platypus by Dia L. Michels
Illustrations and simple text teach children about baby animals and their mothers.

  • Activity Guide with interdisciplinary connections to animals. Platypus Media

 

If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be.

  • Activity Guide includes a word search, matching game, coloring sheet, and more. Harcourt
  • Lesson Plan includes writing using a story starter. Includes related links. Encarta
  • Lesson Plan features a writing prompt based on the book theme. LessonPlansPage
  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt 
  • Word Search Spelling Lesson Marilee Schuhrke

 

If You Are a Hunter of Fossils by Byrd Baylor
A fossil hunter looking for signs of an ancient sea in the rocks of a western Texas mountain describes how the area must have looked millions of years ago.

  • Activities include reader's theater, writing, and research TeacherViews

 

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with peoples' reactions.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org
  • Reading Guide with a summary, author information, and discussion questions. Penguin Putnam

 

If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian
Celebrates rocks everywhere--as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found.

  • Activities include different writing exercises.
  • Activities for studying and writing about rocks. Scroll down the page for activity.

 

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
A little boy offers a mouse a cookie and a chain reaction is set in motion illustrating how one thing leads to another.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Activities include a quiz and coloring sheets. Family Education

  • Activities include vocabulary exercises. Buy Teacher Created
  • Activities include a mouse maze and mouse poems. Buy Teacher Created
  • Activities include making cookies for the mouse.
  • Activities include using a pattern to write about cause and effect. TeacherViews
  • Activity for using dominoes to create a chain reaction. Can Learn
  • Activity for remembering the things the mouse asked for. DLTK
  • Activity for story sequencing using a literature wheel. A to Z Teacher Stuff
  • Activity Sheet for before, during, and after reading. First Book
  • Book Test Cyberspaces

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

 

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake.

  • Activities with printable coloring pages and a quiz. Harper
  • Activity for learning the letter P. Harper
  • Activity for using pancake batter to write the letter P. A to Z Teacher Stuff

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

  • Lesson Plan includes sequencing of story events and identification of the plot in the story. AskEric
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of economic wants. KidEconBooks
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Online Quiz with multiple choice pictures for comprehension.

 

If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Schwartz
Introduces the concept of ratio by comparing what humans would be able to do if they had bodies like different animals.

  • Activity includes math ideas. Nancy Polette
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the math concept of algebraic patterns. Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the math concept of representing comparisons numerically. Kansas State University

 

If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War by Kay Moore
Describes conditions for the civilians in both North and South during and immediately after the war.

 

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine
Describes the effects on San Francisco of the earthquake of 1906 and discusses the city's efforts to recover from the destruction.

  • Activities include locating information. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan on the earthquake of 1906 in combination with Dragonwings by Laurence Yep. TeacherHelp

 

If You Lived in Colonial Times by Anne McGovern
Each page in this book asks and answers a question about everyday life in Colonial times.

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

 

If You Lived with Cherokee by by Peter and Connie Roop
Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Cherokee Indians.

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

 

If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast by Anne Kamma
Discover what life was like for Native American tribes along the northwest coast of the United States before the arrival of European settlers.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities for research skills and comparing and contrasting different lives. Scholastic

 

If You Made a Million by David Schwartz
Children travel through this book on a journey of earning, saving and spending money.

  • Activities include spelling, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, and related web links. Murrieta Valley (California) Unified School District
  • Activity using math related to the book.

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

  • Discussion Guide features before reading strategies. Scholastic
  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. University of North Carolina
  • Lesson Plan includes pre- and post- reading questions and activities. Reading Is Fundamental
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern
Question and answer format examines what it was like to sail on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims.

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

 

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Taking a mouse to the movies can lead to letting him do other things, such as making a snowman, listening to Christmas carols, and decorating the Christmas tree.

  • Activities includes a word search and coloring pages. Family Education
  • Activities for before and after reading. Scholastic

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

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

 

If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern 
Question and answer format examines what it was like to sail on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
Follows a boy and his mouse through a busy day at school.

 

If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine
Tells the true stories of slaves who faced an enormous number of dangers.

  • Activities include locating information. TeacherViews
  • Extension Activity includes research on Harriet Tubman and making a code book. Scholastic

 

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine
A question-and-answer format and a multitude of facts bring to life the Oregon Trail in the 1840s

  • Lesson Plan using the reading strategy of recognizing important points in nonfiction. 

 

If You Were a Hunter of Fossils by Byrd Baylor
A fossil hunter looking for signs of an ancient sea in the rocks of a western Texas mountain describes how the area must have looked millions of years ago.

 

If You Were a Writer by Joan Lowery Nixon
Melia tells her writer mother she'd like to be a writer too, and as the day progresses she receives many helpful suggestions.

 

If You Were There in 1492 by Barbara Brenner
Readers take a trip back in time to learn about the culture and civilization of 15th century Europe and Spain, and the discovery of America by Columbus.

  • Lesson Plan includes research skills for studying l5th century European culture.

 

If You Were There in 1776 by Barbara Brenner
Demonstrates how the concepts and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence were drawn from the experiences of living in America in the late eighteenth century, with emphasis given to how children lived on a New England farm, a Southern plantation, and the frontier.

 

If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy
Takes young readers into the locked rooms of the Philadelphia State House, at the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. 

·         Questions by page number. Microsoft Word Document. Batavia City, New York,  School District

 

If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine
Describes, in question and answer format, the great migration of immigrants to New York's Ellis Island, from the 1880s to 1914.

  • Activities include locating information. TeacherViews

 

Iggie's House by Judy Blume
When an African-American family with three children moves into the white neighborhood, eleven-year-old Winnie learns the difference between being a good neighbor and being a good friend.

  • Activities for discussion and writing. Scroll down the page. Boston University

 

Iggy Pig's Snowball Fight! by Vivian French and David Melling
Iggy Pig and his friends have a snowball adventure.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities with words, letters, and sounds. Scholastic

 

Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems by Francisco X. Alarcon
Celebrates a San Francisco winter.

  • Activity Card for parent and child. Microsoft Word document. Texas 2X2 Reading List
  • Lesson Plan using the poems to study the community. Children's Book Press

 

Iktomi and the Boulder by Paul Goble
Iktomi, a Plains Indian trickster, attempts to defeat a boulder with the assistance of some bats, in this story which explains why the Great Plains are covered with small stones.

  • Activities include connections to Native Americans and the study of rocks. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools

 

I'll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm
A child's sadness at the death of a beloved dog is tempered by the remembrance of saying to it every night, "I'll always love you."

  • Activities include math and science. TeacherViews

 

I'll Play with You by Mary McKenna Siddals
A child speaks to the sun, wind, clouds, rain, stars, and moon, asking to play with them.

  • Activities include moods and weather. TeacherViews

 

I'm a Caterpillar (Hello Reader series) by Jean Marzollo
Follow a caterpillar as it turns into a butterfly.

 

I'm a Seed (Hello Reader Series) by Laura Driscoll and Jean Marzollo
Two seeds, one a marigold and the other a pumpkin, compare what is happening to them as they grow into maturity. 

  • Lesson Plan about hypothesizing how many seeds are in a small apple.
  • Lesson Plan for comparing and contrasting through reading information in the book. SuccessLink
  • Literature Plan features a discussion guides and extension activity. Scholastic
  • Technology Activity for sending an email message to the author.

 

I'm Coming to Get You! by Tony Ross
After eating all the planets in outer space, a horrible monster gets a big surprise when it comes to Earth and tries to capture a little boy.

  • Activities include talking about fear. TeacherViews

 

I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis
A young girl and boy list all the times and all the reasons they will like themselves, on their best days as well as their not-so-perfect ones.

 

I'm Growing! by Aliki
Describes human growth and how the different parts of the body change as it grows.

 

I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor
A dweller in the desert celebrates a triple rainbow, a chance encounter with a coyote, and other wonders of the wilderness.

  • Lesson Plan includes discussion questions and activities. Kidstrek

 

I’m Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson
An illustrated collection of poems by an outstanding 19th-century American poet whose works were published posthumously.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities about personification. Scholastic

 

I'm New Here by Bud Howlett
Text and color photographs describe a young Salvadoran girl's experience integrating into an American school.

 

I'm Taking a Trip on My Train by Shirley Neitzel
In cumulative verses using rebuses, a young boy describes his experiences as engineer on the train in his room.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of sound isolation, rhyming and blending. Liverpool, NY, School District

 

Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie and More! by Charise Mericle Harper
Tells the story behind the invention of many common things such as potato chips, chewing gum, and grocery bags.

  • WebQuest to learn about inventions. Bowling Green State University 

 

Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter
Tasha, a fifteen-year-old mother, is proud of her baby girl and is determined to be a good parent to her child, but she must draw upon her newfound faith to go on when tragedy strikes.

  • Reader's Guide includes a summary and discussion questions. Houghton Mifflin

 

Imani in the Belly by  Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
Imani's faith helps her save herself and her children from the belly of the King of Beasts.

 

Imani's Gift at Kwanzaa by Denise Burden-Patmon
During Kwanzaa, African Americans remember their ancestors and celebrate the values that hold their communities together.

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

 

Imogene's Antlers by David Small
Imogene wakes up one morning shocked to find a pair of antlers growing out of her head, and embarks on a comical adventure discovering practical uses for this new condition.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Lesson Plan for discussing the elements of fantasy and reality.

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide features science activities. Reading Rainbow

 

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Points out the important things about everyday objects and what makes them special. 

  • Activities include pre- writing and discussing important things. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan for creating a poem about important things following the format of the book. Teachers.net
  • Lesson Plan following the format from the book.

 

The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan
In 1934, thirteen-year-old Marya and her younger brother, Georgi, set out alone on a long and arduous journey into Siberia to find their mother after she and their father are exiled for opposing Stalin.

In 1492 by Jean Marzollo 
Rhyming text describes Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the New World.

  • Activities include ideas for discussing sinking and floating and making boats from tangrams. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

In a Cabin in a Wood by Darcie McNally
An adaptation of the familiar song in which animals in the woods beg for shelter from the hunter.

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

 

In a People House by Theo. LeSieg
Easy-to-read rhyme cites a number of common household items.

  • Activities include creating a word bank and an art idea. TeacherViews

 

In Care of Cassie Tucker by Ivy Ruckman
When her teenage cousin moves in with her family on their Nebraska farm in 1899, eleven-year-old Cassie learns a lot, including the meaning of "heathen" and "bigot."

  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System

 

In Coal Country by Judith Hendershot
A child growing up in a coal mining community finds both excitement and hard work, in a life deeply affected by the local industry.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University

 

In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason
Sam must come to her own terms with the Vietnam War's lasting effect on her family and her small community.

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries
  • Questions for comprehension. Union County College

 

In My Backyard by Nette Hilton
Describes the daily doings of the boy and his friends as they find their own fun and play their own games in the inner city, surrounded by tall buildings, construction sites and traffic

 

In My Father's House by Ann Rinaldi
For two sisters growing up surrounded by the Civil War, there is conflict both outside and inside their house.

  • Discussion Guide focuses on historical fiction with pre-reading activities and thematic connections. Scholastic
  • Novel Guide with theme openers, cross curricular activities, and research assignments. McDougal Littell

 

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Recounts the experiences of the author who, as a young Polish girl, hid and saved Jews during the Holocaust.

 

In November by Cynthia Rylant
Describes the autumn activities and traditions that November's cooling temperatures bring.

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

 

In Plain Sight by Carol Otis Hurst
When her father leaves their Massachusetts farm to prospect for gold in California, Sarah must find a way to cope with her mother's cold demeanor and strict discipline and deal with the difficulties of life.

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

 

In Spite of Killer Bees by Julie Johnston
Fourteen-year-old Aggie and her older sisters cause quite a stir when they move to a small town that had been their father's childhood home to claim the legacy that their grandfather left them.

  • Teacher's Guide includes vocabulary and activities by chapter, and extensions. Tundra Books

 

In the Bathroom (Andrew Lost series) by J. C. Greenburg
After being shrunk by a shrinking machine and ending up on a dog having a bubble bath, Alexander, his cousin Judy, and a tiny robot try to survive encounters with insects, soapy bubbles, and bathtub and toilet drains.

 

In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world

 

In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel by Nancy Mace with Mary Jane Ross
Nancy Mace chronicles the experiences she had as one of the first woman allowed to attend The Citadel and discusses how the male students reacted to her presence.

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

 

In the Dark Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz
Seven scary stories to tell at night based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.

·         Reader's Theater Chapter "The Pirate" University of Texas, Austin

 

In the Dinosaur's Paw (Kids of the Polk Street School series) by Patricia Reilly Giff
Richard forgot to bring a ruler to school, but he finds a magical one in his desk.

·         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

 

In the Face of Danger (The Orphan Train Adventures series) by Joan Lowery Nixon  Deeply unhappy about the separation of her family because of poverty, twelve-year-old Megan gradually finds contentment and purpose in her new home on the Kansas prairie with a kind and loving adopted family.

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

 

In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting
A little girl and her father tour a dark, mysterious house, eventually revealved to be a "Halloween House."

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

 

In the Kitchen (Andrew Lost series) by J. C. Greenburg
Andrew, his cousin Judy, and super-smart robot Thudd escape the
bathtub–only to get flushed down the toilet! Now they have to find their
way through a maze of pipes to the kitchen sink.

 

In the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville
Having jumped off the church roof and into the fantastic Land of Luster, Cara joins Lightfoot the unicorn in the search for the Unicorn Queen Arabella Skydancer.

 

In the Land of Words by Eloise Greenfield
A collection of twenty-one poems for children.

 

In the Middle of the Night by Robert Cormier
Sixteen-year-old Denny lives in the shadow of a deadly accident with
which his father was connected when he was Denny's age, a disaster for which some of the survivors still blame his father.

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

  • Lesson Plan features a review, booktalks, curricular activities. Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association)
  • WebQuest focuses on newspaper writing. Florida State University

 

In the Month of Kislev by Nina Jaffe
A wealthy arrogant merchant learns the true meaning of Hanukkah when he takes the family of a poor peddler to court for savoring the smell of his wife's pancakes from outside their window. 

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

 

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.

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

 

In the Palace of the Ocean King by Marilyn Singer 
An original fairy tale in which the daughter of a Lord overcomes her fear of the ocean when she rescues her beloved from the Ocean King.

 

In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest
Although her parents love walking in the rain, Baby Duck does not-- until Grandpa shares a secret with her.

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

 

In the Shade of the Nispero Tree by Carmen Bernier-Grand
Because her mother wants her to be part of the world of high society in
their native Puerto Rico, nine-year-old Teresa attends a private school but loses her best friend.

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

 

In the Shadow of the Pali by Lisa Cendrich
In the late nineteenth century, twelve-year-old Liliha is sent to the Kalaupapa Leprosy Colony at Molokai, Hawaii, where she struggles to endure savage living conditions and people, as well as her own disease.

  • Activity for pre-reading sentence starters. Scroll down the page. Nancy Polette

 

In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
Illustrations and rhyming text describes the activities of animals living
in and near a small pond as spring progressed to autumn.

 

In the Snow: Who's Been Here? by Lindsey George
Two children on their way to go sledding see evidence of a variety of
animal life.

  • Lesson Plan features literacy and cross curricular activities.

 

In the Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
Rhymed text (crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch) presents a toddler's
view of creatures found in the grass from lunchtime till nightfall, such as bees, ants, and moles.

 

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Betty Bao Lord 
In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • CyberGuide  includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Extension Activity includes a reader's theater, writing, and research. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan includes sample vocabulary exercises and questions. Progeny Press 
  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and Internet resources. TeacherVision
  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University
  • Related Internet Resources Arlington, VA, Public Schools
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • Study Guide includes a summary, characters, key ideas, and questions for after reading. National Geographic Book Club
  • Vocabulary Quizzes include matching, concentration, flashcards, and word search. Quia-Teresa Jackson
  • Vocabulary Quizzes include matching, concentration, flashcards, and word search. Quia-Kathy Farley

 

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on calculating basic estimations and taking measurements of linear objects. AskERIC
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.

  • Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • Extension Ideas include discussion questions, related links, and a list of similar books. Vermont Public Radio
  • Lesson Plan for teaching summarization. Auburn University
  • Literature Unit includes activities, projects, puzzles, and online quizzes by chapter. Mountain City Elementary School, TN
  • Student Study Guide with chapter questions and enrichment activities. Brian Thornton

 

The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark by Rhonda Blumberg
A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.

  • Book Project features studying volcanoes in the United States. A Read Across America Project featuring Oregon. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

Incredible Jumbo by Barbara Smucker
In the 1870's, a young boy helps care for the enormous African elephant that is the London Zoo's feature attraction and accompanies him to America to become part of P. T. Barnum's circus.

 

The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau by Jon Agee
A painter becomes famous when his paintings come to life.

  • Activities include drama and writing. TeacherViews

 

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski 
A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison, who after being captured by a Shawnee war party during the French and Indian War, is rescued and subsequently adopted by two Seneca sisters with whom she ultimately chooses to stay.

 

Indian Chiefs by Russell Freedman
Biographies of six Western Indian chiefs who led their people in a historic moment of crisis, when a decision had to be made about fighting or cooperating with the white pioneers encroaching on their grounds. 

 

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

 

Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Together with Grampa, Ray Halfmoon, a Seminole-Cherokee boy, finds creative and amusing solutions to life's challenges.

 

An Indian Winter by Russell Freedman
Relates the experiences of a German prince, his servant, and a young
Swiss artist as they traveled through the Missouri River Valley in 1833 learning about the territory and its inhabitants and recording their impressions in words and pictures.

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Indigo by Alice Hoffman
When her mother dies, Martha is so unhappy living in the dried-up town of Oak Grove, that she convinces two unusual brothers who long to return to the ocean to run away with her.

  • Activities include the Internet, research, writing, vocabulary, and more. Marshall County, WV, Public Schools
  • Discussion Guide includes a summary, discussion points about character and theme, and a novel comparison. Scholastic

 

The Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin
A boy who hates books discovers an ink-drinking vampire in his father's bookshop and follows him to his underground vault.

 

Insectlopedia by Douglas Florian
Presents twenty-one short poems about such insects as the inchworm, termite, cricket, and ladybug.

  • Activity for creating a word web of facts about insects. Scroll down the page for activity.

 

Insects by John Wexo
Discusses the beauty, variety, importance, and miniature world of insects.

 

Insects 2 by John Wexo
Discusses the beauty, variety, importance, and miniature world of insects.

 

Inside a Barn in the Country by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
One after another, the animals in a barn wake each other up with the unique sounds they make.

  • Activities include creating stick puppets and a barn book. TeacherViews

 

Inside Grandad by Peter Dickinson
Gavin tries to enlist the help of selkies--seal people--to communicate with his comatose grandfather.

 

Inside the Alamo by Jim Murphy
Looks at that famous siege as well as its background and consequences. 

  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, thematic connections with discussion questions, curriculum connections, and vocabulary. Random House

 

Into the Mummy's Tomb by Nicholas Reeves 
An account of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, descriptions of the artifacts inside and their importance, the discovery in 1988 of more artifacts, and theories about the curse associated with the tomb.

 

Into the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Follows the life of a sea turtle from its hatching on a beach, through its years in the sea, and its return to land where it lays its eggs.

 

The Invisible Day by Marthe Jocelyn
Ten-year-old Billie finds a bag of makeup in Central Park whose contents render
her invisible.

 

Invisible in the Third Grade by Margery Cuyler
Alex has fun fooling his family and his fellow third graders when he finds a brand of bubble gum that turns him invisible, but his pranks get out of hand on Halloween night.

  • Activities include writing prompts. TeacherViews

 

The Invisible Island (A to Z Mysteries series) by Ron Roy
While picnicking on Squaw Island, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose find a hundred dollar bill, and when they return to explore further they find an entire cave full of money.

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

 

The Invisible Princess by Faith Ringgold 
Mama and Papa Love have a child, the Invisible Princess, who saves
them and the other plantation slaves from their cruel master so that they can all find happiness in the Invisible Village of Peace, Freedom, and Love.

 

Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber
Ira is surprised to discover that his best friend Reggie feels happy about having to move to a new town.

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

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

 

Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
A little boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear.

  • Activities include graphing. TeacherViews
  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. University of North Carolina
  • Lesson Plan includes vocabulary study, characters, and questions for discussion. University of Iowa
  • Lesson Plan for sequencing events in a story, creating a story map, and writing a story. AskEric
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 12. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Reading Guide includes a summary, vocabulary activities, and discussion questions. Page 7. Drake University

 

Iron Horses by Verla Kay
Illustrations and simple rhyming text depict the race to construct railroads across the country during the second half of the nineteenth century.

  • Activity for using the format of this book for research. Scroll down page. Nancy Polette

 

Ironman by Chris Crutcher
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his relationship with his father.

 

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert Wells
Illustrates the concept of big, bigger, and biggest by comparing the physical measurements of such large things as a blue whale, a mountain, a star, and the universe.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the math concept of measurement. Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the math concept of large numbers. Kansas State University

 

Is a Camel a Mammal? by Tish Rabe
Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to a variety of mammals, from the fruit-eating bat to the smart chimpanzee.

  • Activity introduces a science concept. Scroll down the page. Random House

 

Is Kissing a Girl Who Smokes Like Licking an Ashtray? by Randy Powell
An eighteen-year-old pinball addict and a smart-mouthed girl who don't quite fit in with anyone else develop a special relationship.

 

Is My Friend at Home? by John Bierhorst
A collection of traditional tales originally told in the Hopi pueblos of Arizona, featuring animal characters.

 

Is There Room on the Bus? by Helen Piers

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the math concept of fractions, decimals, and percents. Kansas State University

 

Is This a House for a Hermit Crab? by Megan McDonald
When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one. Finding it becomes particularly humorous when that home is carried on the crab’s back!

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals.

  • Activity Sheet for before, during, and after reading. First Book
  • Activities include ideas for home and classroom and a related book list. Scroll to page 20. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Extension Activity includes cross-curricular ideas. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan for recognizing similarities and differences between  offspring and parents. Solution Site
  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

Isabel: Jewel of Castilla (The Royal Diaries series) by Carolyn Meyer
While waiting anxiously for others to choose a husband for her, Isabella, the future Queen of Spain, keeps a diary account of her life as a member of the royal family.

  • 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

 

Isla by Arthur Dorros
A young girl and her grandmother take an imaginary journey to the Caribbean island where her mother grew up and where some of her family still lives.

  • Game of Hangman. Quia
  • Lesson Plan with links to activities for compound words, sentences, capitalization, spelling, vocabulary, and many more.
  • Quiz includes 10 online questions. Quia 

 

Island (Book I, Shipwreck) by Gordon Korman
Six children try to survive on a desert island in the Pacific Ocean after a storm destroys their boat.

 

Island Alphabet: An ABC of Maine Islands by Kelly Paul Briggs
Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different Maine island, from Allen to Uncle Zeke's.

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

 

Island Boy by Barbara Cooney
Matthais grows from a little boy to a grandfather on a small island off the coast of New England.

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

·         Lesson Plan with activities, application, graphic organizer, and checklist. Colorado Department of Education

·         WebQuest to create a booklet about Maine. Maine School #34 District

 

An Island Like You by Judith Cofer
A collection of stories about the barrio.

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

 

An Island of My Own by Andrea Spalding
Fifteen-year-old Rowan, the daughter of foreign correspondents on assignment in Africa, finds herself beached for a summer with her cousins on a tiny island near Tofino, BC.

 

Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson
As they get older, several sisters decide that they must kidnap children and bring them to their secluded island home to help with the work of caring for an assortment of unusual sea creatures.

  • Activities include ideas for language arts, science, social studies, art, and music. Page 46. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

 

The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 
A young Chumash Indian girl lives alone for 18 years, with only animals for companions, on a small island in the Santa Barbara chain off the California coast in the first half of the 19th century.

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

  • Bookscape includes links to background information, student writing activities, and themes to explore. CTN
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Crossword Puzzle. Puzzle hints. Answers. Connecting Students
  • Crossword Puzzle. Education Place-Houghton-Mifflin
  • Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. Stockton Unified School District
  • Extension Ideas include discussion questions, related links, and a list of similar books. Vermont Public Radio
  • Internet Connections to accompany the book. Annette Lamb
  • Internet Hunt
  • Lesson Plan for teaching map skills.
  • Lesson Plan includes technology activities. Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and related Internet resources. TeacherVision
  • Lesson Plan includes chapter study guides and background information
  • Literature Unit includes a writing prompt, extension activity, and vocabulary builder. Scholastic
  • Literature Unit that integrates interdisciplinary activities. Includes a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Literature Unit includes includes research on topics related to the novel and an oral/multimedia presentation.
  • Literature Unit includes activities for science, language arts, social science, and art .
  • Matching Worksheet Chapters 1 & 2 SchoolDiscovery.com
  • 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
  • Novel Study Guide includes weekly assignment sheets (vocabulary, comprehension questions, literary devices) and links to enrichment activities Yennadon (Canada) Elementary School
  • Online Quiz with multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • Study Guide includes a summary, characters, key ideas, and questions for after reading. National Geographic Book Club
  • 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 advanced discussion and writing.
  • Teacher's Guide includes a summary, suggestions for themes, and interdisciplinary connections. Random House
  • Teacher's Notes include background information about the book and author and activities by chapter. Penguin Putnam
  • Unit for researching topics from the story.
  • WebQuest for learning about the geographical area of the story. University of Richmond
  • WebQuest about a newspaper team revealing the story of Karana.
  • WebQuest for creating a tourist resort. 
  • WebQuest for determining what parts of the story are fiction and nonfiction. University of Kentucky

 

The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg
To escape the dangers of urban life, Jenny and her friends sail away to an island, only to be faced with a new problem--its single inhabitant--the Skog.

  • Activities include parts of speech. TeacherViews
  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. University of North Carolina
  • Lesson Plan for identifying personal biases and formulate a plan to make a difference. Utah Education Network
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

The Islander by Cynthia Rylant
Living with his grandfather on an island off British Columbia, orphaned ten-year-old Daniel feels deep loneliness until the night he meets a mermaid whose identity he tries to learn.

 

Issac, the Ice Cream Truck by Scott Santoro
Issac the Ice Cream Truck doesn't feel as important as all the other trucks that provide goods and services for the community. But one day, he provides cooling ice cream for the hot and tired firemen who have put out a fire in the building.

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

 

It Ain't All for Nothing by Walter Dean Myers
A young African-American boy must decide whether to go along with his father, who is a thief, or reject his father's way of life and risk losing him.

  • Teacher's Guide includes reading skills and activities, and discussion questions. Harper

 

It Came from Beneath the Bed by James Howe
With help from his Uncle Harold, who wrote books about Bunnicula, Howie the wire-haired dachshund writes a story in which he saves the world from a science experiment gone awry.

  • Book Talk Opens in Microsoft Word. Scholastic

 

It Can't Be Done, Nellie Bly!: A Reporter's Race Around the World by Nancy Butcher
In 1888, a young, female reporter for New York World newspaper sets out to travel around the world in fewer than eighty days, while a Cosmopolitan magazine reporter tries to beat her to the goal.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach
Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.

 

It Happened to Nancy by an Anonymous teenager
An anonymous teenager's biography about AIDS.

 

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
Lie in the grass watching the fluffy, white clouds and let your imagination run wild.

  • Activities include art ideas about clouds and shapes. TeacherViews 
  • Activities include making a big book, art ideas, and writing. Teachers.net
  • Lesson Plan for using imagination to visualize images. Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan with curricular connections ideas. Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan for creating cloud formations. AskEric
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

It Rained on the Desert Today by Ken and Debby Buchanan
The members of a desert village celebrate the first rainstorm of the summer monsoons.

  • Lesson Plan concentrates on the water cycle and music. Southwest Children's Literature-University of Arizona

 

It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
On market day in a small village in Benin, Yemi tries to watch her little brother Kokou and finds that the entire village is watching out for him too.

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

  • Extension Activity includes writing stories and thank-you notes. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of interdependence. KidEconBooks

 

It Wasn't My Fault by Helen Lester
When accidents happen to Murdley Gurdson, they are usually his own fault, but when a bird lays an egg on Murdley's head one day, he tries hard to find someone else to blame.

 

It's a Fiesta, Benjamin by Patricia Reilly Giff
The neighborhood is planning a fiesta, but so many arguments erupt between relatives and friends that Benjamin decides that only he can save the fiesta.

 

It's a Perfect Day by Abigail Pizer
A rooster, a pig, a cow, and many other farm animals enjoy a perfect day in the country.

  • WebQuest for learning about farm animals. Teacher Exchange

 

It's All Greek to Me (Time Warp Trio series) by Jon Scieszka
As they are about to go on stage, Joe, Fred, and Sam are transported back to the time of Zeus and the other gods in Greek mythology, who, strangely enough, behave much as the characters in the trio's class play.

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

 

It's An Armadillo by Bianca Lavies
The habits of an unusual and delightful creature are portrayed with full color pictures.

 

It's Circus Time, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert
A boy and his dragon go to the circus where the dragon performs some unexpected tricks on a high wire.

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

 

It's Groundhog Day by Steven Kroll
Worried that an early spring will ruin his ski lodge business, Roland Raccoon takes drastic steps to prevent Godfrey Groundhog from looking for his shadow on Groundhog Day.

  • Activities include science and web links. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

It's Kwanzaa Time by Linda Goss
Stories, recipes, and activities introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and the ways in which it is celebrated.

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

 

It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
Fourteen-year-old Dave and his father do not always agree on things, such as when Dave chooses to get a cat instead a dog, yet with the help of the cat and some of his friends, their understanding of each other finally begins to develop.

  • Activity includes questions to answer online and print out.

 

It's Mine by Leo Lionni
Three selfish frogs quarrel over who owns their pond and island, until a storm makes them value the benefits of sharing.

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

  • Teaching Plan features reading strategies and cross-curricular activities. Scholastic

 

It's My Birthday by Helen Oxenbury
The birthday child's animal friends bring ingredients and help make a birthday cake.

  • Lesson Plan features literacy and cross curricular activities.

 

It's Not Easy Being Bad by Cynthia Voigt
Two unpopular girls try to break into the seventh grade clique system, even though they're not really sure they want to be popular at all.

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

 

It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as "It's Okay to be a different color," "It's Okay to need some help," "It's Okay to be adopted," and "It's Okay to have a different nose."

 

It's Only Goodbye by Virginia T. Gross
As ten-year-old Umberto and his father are on their way from Italy to America in 1892, the father is thrown into the ship's brig and Umberto must fend for himself.

  • Activities include sequencing and learning about immigration. TeacherViews
  • Booktalk Nancy Keene

 

It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall
A sister and brother plant and tend their own pumpkin patch so they will have jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

  • Activities include making pumpkin glyphs. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

It's Raining, It's Pouring by Andrea Spalding
Little Girl goes in search of “the old man”, why he went to bed with a cold in his head and why he didn’t get up in the morning.

  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Teacher's Guide includes an author profile, a summary, research topics, activities, and discussion questions. Wordfest

 

It's Raining Pigs and Noodles: Poems by Jack Prelutsky
A collection of more than 100 crazy and hilarious poems on subjects ranging from the adventures of wacky creatures to what happens in the depths of a fridge. 

  • Activity for writing poetry. Scroll down the page for activity. Creative Classroom
  • Teaching Plan includes predictions before reading and activities for after reading. Scholastic
  • WebQuest for writing humorous poetry. Bowling Green State University 

 

It's Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky
Presents twelve poems about Thanksgiving, including "When Daddy carves the Turkey," "I Ate Too Much," "Daddy's Football Game," and "If Turkeys Thought."

  • Activity Cards for Thanksgiving, verbs, and poetry writing. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

It's Too Windy! (Hello Reader series)  by Hans Wilhelm 
The wind has pushed Baby's carriage all the way down the hill. Will the puppy find a way to save Baby? 

 

It's Valentine's Day by Jack Prelutsky
A collection of Valentine poems including "I Made My Dog a Valentine" and "I Love You More Than Applesauce".

  • Activities include valentine ideas. TeacherViews

 

Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox (Hello Reader series) by Grace Maccarone
Peppy rhymes present the humorous side to a common ailment.

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

  • Lesson Plan for recognizing /ch/ in written and oral speech. Auburn University
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Literature Unit features a discussion guide and extension activity. Scholastic

 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Rosemary Wells
A spider climbs a water spout and encounters a blowing fan, a mischievous mouse, and a wily cat.

 

I've Got Chicken Pox by True Kelley
When Jess gets chicken pox it seems glamorous at first, but soon she gets tired of being stuck at home.

  • Activities include talking about this disease. TeacherViews

 

Ivy Green, Cootie Queen by Joan Holub
Everything at Snoozer Elementary is fine for Ivy Green, until she decides to do a book report on the tiny bugs that live on people's eyelashes.

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

 

Izzy, Willy Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
A car accident causes fifteen-year-old Izzy to lose one leg and face the need to start building a new life as an amputee.