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Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
Mark Mathabane describes his childhood and youth growing up in the black ghetto of Alexandra in South Africa during the 1960s and 1970s. 

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

 

Kaiulani: The People's Princess (The Royal Diaries series) by Kathryn Lasky
Follows the life of Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn from 1889 to 1893 as she studies to be a better princess, even as Hawaii's monarchy, and her throne, are being undermined by American businessmen.

  • 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

 

Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey
A spoof of the story of King Kong, with cat and mice characters.

·         Activities include ideas for learning about the author and his books. TeacherViews

 

Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne
A girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses her quick wits to outsmart a giant and make her and her mother's fortune.

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

 

Kate Heads West by Pat Brisson
In a series of letters to her relatives and friends, Kate describes her trip through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona with her best friend Lucy, and Lucy's parents.

 

Kate on the Coast by Pat Brisson
Kate's scrapbook chronicles her family's move to Seattle, Washington, and describes her new West Coast adventures cruising the Alaskan fjords, camping at Yosemite, exploring an Hawaiian island, and touring Hollywood.

 

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express by Margaret Wetterer
This is a true story of 15-year-old Kate who bravely rushed out into a storm and saved two men as well as preventing hundreds of other lives from being Slost.

·         Activities include writing and flood safety. TeacherViews

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

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

 

Kate's Secret Plan by Susan Saunders
In 1926, ten-year-old Kate, is convinced that the Quarter horse she receives for her birthday can win a contest at the annual fair and determines to participate even though the contest is open only to boys.

 

Katie Henio: Navajo Sheepherder by Peggy Thomson
Tells the story of a Navajo woman on the reservation.

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

 

Katie's Trunk by Ann Turner
Katie, whose family is not sympathetic to the rebel soldiers during the American Revolution, hides under the clothes in her mother's wedding trunk when they invade her home.

 

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs.

  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of goods and services. KidEconBooks
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Unit with lesson plans and activities. Pennsylvania Center for the Book

 

Katy No Pocket by Emma Payne
Desolate Katy Kangaroo has no pocket in which to carry her son Freddy, so she asks all the other animals how they carry their children and finally goes to the city to find a pocket of her own. 

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

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

 

Kavik the Wolf Dog by Walt Morey
A wolf-dog instinctively travels 2000 miles from Washington to Alaska to return to the boy who once saved his life.

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

 

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter and Connie Roop
In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper’s return to an island off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie must keep the lights burning by herself in this story based on real life.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

Keeper of the Doves by Betsy Byars
In the late 1800s in Kentucky, Amie McBee and her four sisters both fear and torment the reclusive and seemingly sinister Mr. Tominski, but their father continues to provide for his needs.

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

 

Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt
Isabel, a thirteen-year-old girl living on the island of Guam, and her family try to cope with the death of Isabel's mother who committed suicide.

  • Teachers' Guide includes questions for discussion and an author interview. Henry Holt

 

The Keeper of Ugly Sounds by Eleanor Walsh Meyer
A little boy makes so much noise that it drives everyone around him to distraction until a strange little man drags him into the forest and makes him the Keeper of Ugly Sounds, with the job of sorting, bagging, and disposing of disagreeable noises

  • Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, vocabulary, activities, and web sites. Winslow Press

 

Keepers by Jeri Hanel Watts
After Kenyon squanders the money he has saved for his grandmother's birthday present, he searches for another special gift.

  • Internet Workshop about family history. Scott Foresman
  • Teacher's Guide includes background, reading questions, and interdisciplinary activities. Lee & Low Books

 

Keeping House by Margaret Mahy
Ashamed to let the housekeeper see how untidy her house has become, Lizzie Firkin cleans it herself. 

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

 

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
A handmade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.

·         Activities include designing a quilt and learning about the author. TeacherViews

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Crossword Puzzle Houghton Mifflin
  • Lesson Plan for creating a quilt. Lesson Plans Page
  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and related Internet resources. TeacherVision
  • Lesson Plan about family traditions with comprehension questions, activities, and journal writing.
  • Lesson Plan about making predictions and family traditions. Part of a webquest. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Lesson Plan includes a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books and web links. Carol Hurst
  • Literature Circle Lesson   Appalachian State University
  • Vocabulary Matching Quiz Quia
  • WebQuest includes making a family tree and family keepsakes. Teacher Exchange

 

The Keeping Room by Anna Myers
Left in charge of the family when his father leaves their South Carolina home to fight in the Revolutionary War, thirteen year-old Joey Kershaw finds all his resources tested when General Cornwallis comes to town and chooses the Kershaw house as his headquarters.

·         Literature Circle Lesson Appalachian State University

 

Keeping Secrets (The Orphan Train Adventures series) by Joan Lowery Nixon 
In 1863, eleven-year-old Peg Kelly is drawn into the dangerous activities of a mysterious young woman who takes refuge with the Kelly family in Missouri after fleeing the attack on Lawrence, Kansas, by William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities and thematic connections for all books in the series. Random House

 

Keeping Secrets: The Girlhood Diaries of Women Writers by Mary E. Lyons
Diaries of 7 famous women writers- Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Forten, Sarah Jane Foster, Kate Chopin, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Ida B. Wells and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

 

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Fifteen-year-old Colie, a former fat girl, spends the summer working as a waitress in a beachside restaurant, staying with her overweight and eccentric Aunt Mira, and trying to explore her sense of self.

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

 

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Fifteen-year-old Colie, a former fat girl, spends the summer working as a waitress in a beachside restaurant, staying with her overweight and eccentric Aunt Mira, and trying to explore her sense of self.

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

 

Keesha's House by Helen Frost
Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.

 

The Kellyhorns by Barbara Cooney
Pam and Penny Kellyhorn are eleven-year-old twins, one living with an aunt, the other with their father and cousin, in small towns in Maine and have just met, but it doesn't take them long to learn to be sisters as together they help bring an arsonist to justice, and try to rekindle the romance between Aunt Ivory and Puppa.

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

 

Kente Colors by Deborah Chocolate
A rhyming description of the kente cloth costumes of the Ashanti and Ewe people of Ghana and a portrayal of the symbolic colors and patterns.

·         Activities include making a kente necklace. TeacherViews

  • Activities include making a frame with kente colors. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Kenya's Family Reunion by Juwanda G. Ford
Keyna is excited about the annual family reunion at her grandmother's farmhouse. This year, the farmhouse-which her grandfather built-will be 50 years old. To celebrate Kenya and her relatives plan a wonderful surprise for Grandpa.

 

Kermit the Hermit by Bill Peet
After a mean, selfish crab is rescued by a boy, the crab searches for a way to repay the kindness.

  • Lesson Plan using the book to examine spending and saving decisions. Money Management International

 

The Key Is Lost by Ida Vos
When the Germans occupy Holland in 1940 and begin to persecute the Jews there, twelve-year-old Eva and her family assume false names and move from one hiding place to another.

  • Activities include ideas for language arts and social studies. Page 48. North Carolina Children's Book Awards
  • Quiz Scholastic

 

The Key to the Indian by Lynn Reid Banks
As Omri, his father, and other members of his family learn more about the cupboard in his room, together and separately they are caught up in several dangerous adventures that reveal more about its powers.

 

The Key to the Treasure by Peggy Parish
Three youngsters use a code to retrieve a treasure hidden on their grandfather's farm.

 

Kick, Pass, and Run by Leonard Kessler
After observing a boy's football game, a group of animals organizes its own teams and game.

·         Activities include locating different kinds of sentences. TeacherViews

 

The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park
When ten-year-old Howard has to move with his family to a distant state, he is forced to live on a street named Chester Pewe, adjust to a new school, and get used to being shadowed by the little girl in a nearby house.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Online Crossword Puzzle Lexington and Richland Counties, SC, Public Schools
  • WebQuest for a survival guide for a new school. Shelby County, TN, Public Schools

 

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers by Matt Christopher
A boy becomes a phenomenal baseball player one summer when a mysterious stranger resembling Babe Ruth befriends him.

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

 

The Kid Who Became President by Dan Gutman
Thirteen-year-old Judson Moon becomes president of the U.S.A.

  • Quiz North-Forks, ND, Public Schools

 

The Kid Who Ran For President by Dan Gutman
With his friend as campaign manager and his former babysitter as running mate, twelve-year-old Judson Moon sets out to become President of the United States.

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

 

The Kid's Book of Weather Forecasting: Build a Weather Station, 'Read the Sky' & Make Predictions! by Mark Breen
A hands-on introduction to the science of meteorology, explaining how to make equipment to measure rainfall, wind direction, and humidity, record measurements and observations in a weather log, make weather predictions, and perform other related activities

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe by Patricia Reilly Giff
Assisted by her cat Max, sixth grader Minnie starts up her new detective agency by investigating a kidnapping and a thief who will steal anything, even a hot stove.

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

 

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
After being kidnapped by his villainous uncle, sixteen-year-old David Balfour escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule.

  • Activity includes questions to answer online and print out.
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

The Kidnapped King (A to Z Mysteries series) by Ron Roy
Dink and his friends meet an exchange student, Sammi, who is actually the prince of an island country, hiding from those enemies who have kidnapped his parents and who may be after him as well.

·         Activities include map skills and connecting dots. TeacherViews

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

 

The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Ann Cameron
The biography of Olaudah Equiano, the young African boy who was kidnapped, hidden in an enormous sack, and carried off into slavery, and his struggle with injustice, heartbreak, and his own despair as well as his triumph because of his courage, intelligence, love of adventure, and his unconquerable faith.

 

Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by  Russell Freedman
PText and accompanying photographs show the use of children as industrial workers, interwoven with the story of Lewis W. Hine who took these photographs and whose life work made significant difference in the lives of others.

 

Kids' Paper Airplane Book by Ken Blackburn
Provides information on the principles of aerodynamics, suggestions for designing airplanes, and instructions for folding paper planes and playing games with them.

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

 

The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin 
After being acquitted of murder, seventeen-year-old David goes to stay with relatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he finds himself forced to face his past as he learns more about his strange young cousin Lily.

 

A Killing in Plymouth by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis
In Plymouth Colony in the 1630s, John continually disappoints his father, Governor William Bradford, during a difficult time as the colony faces its first murder and subsequent trial.

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

 

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
A teenager casually suggests playing a cruel trick on the English teacher, but did he intend it to end with murder?

 

Kilmer's Pet Monster (The Bailey City Monsters series) by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey
Kilmer brings Priscilla's pet monster to Bailey City.

  • Activities include questions, research, and writing. From the authors.

 

The Kindling (Fire-Us Trilogy) by Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher
In 2007, a small band of children have joined together in a Florida town, trying to survive in a world where it seems that all the adults have been killed off by a catastrophic virus.

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

 

King Arthur (Arthur series) by Marc Brown
Arthur and his classmates show Glenbrook Academy who the real winners are at the Renaissance Fair.

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

 

King Bidgood's in the Bath by Audrey Wood
Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of the bathtub to rule his kingdom.

 

King of Shadows by Susan Cooper
While in London as part of an all-boy acting company preparing to perform in a replica of the famous Globe Theatre, Nat Field suddenly finds himself transported back to 1599 and performing in the original theater under the tutelage of Shakespeare himself.

 

King of the Mild Frontier by Chris Crutcher
Chris Crutcher, author of young adult novels such as "Ironman" and "Whale Talk," as well as short stories, tells of growing up in Cascade, Idaho, and becoming a writer.

 

King of the Skies by Rukhsana Khan
In Lahore Pakistan, the annual kite festival is a time of joy for a wheelchair bound boy whose kite beats all the others.

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

 

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.

  • Lesson Plan includes online and printable questions and activities for each chapter and a vocabulary quiz. Mountain City, TN, Elementary School
  • Literature Guide features activities for pattern writing and research. Nancy Polette

 

The King Who Rained by Fred Gwynne
Confused by the different meanings of the words that sound alike, a little girl imagines unusual sights.

·         Activities include studying homonyms. TeacherViews

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

  • Lesson Plan focuses on idioms. Richland County School District (South Carolina)

 

The King's Chessboard by David Birch
A proud king, too vain to admit what he does not know, learns a valuable lesson when he readily grants his wise man a special request.

·         Activities include math connections. TeacherViews

·         Lesson Plan focuses algebra and patterns. Kansas State University

 

The King's Equal by Katherine Paterson
In order to wear the crown of the kingdom, an arrogant young prince must find an equal in his bride. Instead, he finds someone far better than he.

·         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

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries
  • Reading Group Guide to spark discussion about the characters and issues in the book. Harper

 

The King's Fountain by Lloyd Alexander
A poor man tries to find someone wiser, stronger, and more clever than himself to persuade the king not to build a fountain that will cut off the city's water supply.

·         Activities include narrative writing. TeacherViews

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

 

King's Mountain by G. Clifton Wisler
Fourteen-year-old Frank leaves his mountain home in South Carolina to help the Patriot cause during the Revolutionary War.

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

 

Kipper's Book of Weather by Mark Inkpen
Kipper the dog experiences rain, sun, snow, ice, fog, wind, hail, and finally, a rainbow.

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

 

Kipper's Kite by Mark Inkpen
Kipper's new kite is perfect for flying--and for having a good time with his friends.

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

 

Kiss (Fearless series) by Francine Pascal
As Thanksgiving approaches, teenage Gaia, born without the fear gene, discovers that foster mother Ella has made unsavory plans for her with a doctor, and Gaia and Sam get closer as his relationship with Heather begins to wane.

 

A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear's thank-you kiss from grandmother gets passed on to him by many animals and greatly aids the skunks' romance.

·         Activities include discussion topics. TeacherViews

 

Kiss of the Mermaid by Erica Farber & J. R. Sansevere
When Pooka turns all of the merpeople into stone, Thistle hopes to secure their release by winning a chess game against the evil sea witch.

·         Activities include comparing the story. TeacherViews

 

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird
Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

  • 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

 

Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser
Fourteen-year-old Tara describes how her increasingly strange compulsions begin to take over her life and affect her relationships with her family and friends.

 

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

·         Activities include ideas for art and learning about raccoons. TeacherViews

  • Activity to use for the first day of school. AtoZ Teacher Stuff
  • Activity for a finger play. Teachers.net
  • Activity for making handprints includes poems. Kinder Themes

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

  • Book Unit for math, writing, and large group.
  • Lesson Plan includes cross-curricular activities, reproducible pages, and bulletin board ideas. Virtual Vine
  • Lesson Plan focuses on language arts, math, and technology. Sabine Parish, LA, School District
  • Puzzle Jig Zone
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist.

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

 

Kit's Wilderness by David Almond
Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal-mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.

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

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

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Booktalk Washburn University
  • Reading Guide includes questions discussion topics and author information  intended to guide readers and spark discussion. Random House

 

The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park
In Korea in 1473, eleven-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first-born son receives special treatment from their father, and combines his kite-flying skill with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year kite-fighting competition.

  • 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
  • Discussion Guide includes a book talk, discussion questions and activities. Nutmeg Children's Book Award
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author information, cross-curricular activities, and related websites. Scroll down the page. Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Related Web Links for research. Suzy Red
  • Video Book Talk Sagebrush

 

The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean
In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

 

Kites Sail High by Ruth Heller
Verse and realistic paintings explore verbs--the variety of uses and meanings.

  • Activity for creating a Mad Lib story. Scroll down the page. Chamber Readers
  • Lesson Plan about word choice and writing. Ames Community School District, IA

 

Klondike Cat by Julie Lawson
When Noah’s father catches Klondike fever and decides to head north to find gold, he sneaks his cat, Shadow, along for the move.

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

 

The Klondike Ring by Andrea and David Spalding
Willow and Rick are on the bus headed for Dawson City to join their parents — who are making a film about the gold rush.

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

 

Knick-Knack Paddywhack! by Paul Zelinsky
A moving-parts book based on the familiar counting song, with tiny old men that appear to act out the refrain.

  • Teacher's Guide includes information about each illustrated page. Penguin Putnam

 

The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House series) by Mary Pope Osborne
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie use the magic tree house to travel back to the Middle Ages, where they explore a castle and are helped by a mysterious knight.

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

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

·         Literature Circle Lesson #2 Scroll down the page. Appalachian State University

  • Worksheets Click on download pages under individual titles. Lewisporte/Gander School District, Canada

 

Knights and Castles: A Nonfiction Companion to The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House Research Guide series) by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie look at knights, armor, and life in a castle.

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

 

Knights Don't Teach Piano (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
All the kids are taking piano lessons from a guy who lives in a creepy old castle. The Bailey School Kids suspect that the man may have a mysterious past.

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

 

Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons
A profile of medieval knighthood describes the skills, armor, and weapons utilized by knights and includes brief retellings of stories about such famous knights as Sir Lancelot and Saint George

  • Lesson Plan with activities that focus writing and discussion on the Middle Ages.

 

Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio series) by Jon Scieszka
One minute they're looking at pictures of knights in the book, a birthday gift from Joe's magician uncle, the next minute they're battling fire-breathing dragons. Will Joe, Fred, and Sam escape death?

 

Knockabeg by Mary E. Lyons
The faeries of Knockabeg become involved in the Irish potato famine of 1845 to 1852 as they wage war on each other.

 

Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas: Further, Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
The saga of fourteen-year-old Georgia Nicolson continues as she travels to Scotland on a nightmarish family vacation, confesses her anxiety over being the girlfriend of a sex god, and tests the limits of true friendship.

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

 

Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid by Jerry Spinelli
This Italian-American Newbery Medalist presents a humorous account of his childhood and youth in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Curriculum Links include brief literary elements, a summary, curriculum connections, and related web sites. Sasquatch Reading Award

 

Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin, Jr.
A grandfather uses a counting rope to help his blind grandson understand the passage of time. As the boy and his grandfather talk, the cool night becomes a warm day, and as the grandfather recounts the boy's birth and struggle for life, he tries to help the child face the challenge of blindness.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

  • Activities using Inspiration software. Instructions and templates included. Forsyth, GA, School District
  • Activities include a Native American game. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan includes making Indian items and learning to count in Navajo language.
  • Lesson Plan emphasizes comprehension and sentence writing.
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide features social science activities. Reading Rainbow

 

Koala Country by Deborah Dennard
A mother koala and her joey feed and observe the other animal inhabitants of their fragile eucalyptus forest home.

·         Activities include comprehension topics and related weblinks. TeacherViews

 

Koala Lou by Mem Fox
A young koala, longing to hear her mother speak lovingly to her as she did before other children came along, plans to win her distracted parent's attention.

·         Activities include identifying animals from Australia. TeacherViews

  • Story is read aloud by Mem Fox.
  • Technology Lesson uses word processing and graphics. Madison Metropolitan School District (Wisconsin)
  • WebQuest about training the animal athletes in the story.

 

Koi and the Kola Nuts by Verna Aardema
An African folktale in which the son of the chief must make his way in the world with only a sack full of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness.

·         Activities include creating a web and writing. TeacherViews

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Activities include ideas for language arts, science, math, and social studies. Page 25. North Carolina Children's Book Awards
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 9. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools

 

Koko's Kitten by Francine Patterson
The real life experience of Koko, a gorilla in California who uses sign language, with a young kitten whom she loved and grieved over when it died.

·         Activities include writing. TeacherViews

  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

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

  • Quiz Join the Default Class to access. Quiz Star

 

Kokopelli's Flute by Will Hobbs
Thirteen-year-old Tepary discovers an old flute in a cliff dwelling in New Mexico, and through its power he learns about ancient Native American magic.

 

Komodo Dragons by Thane Maynard
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of this species of giant lizard, which is found only in Indonesia.

 

Koya DeLaney and the Good Girl Blues by Eloise Greenfield
Koya Delaney, an eleven-year-old African-American girl, has trouble expressing anger, until her cousin, a popular male singer, comes to town.

 

Kristina: The Girl King (The Royal Diaries series) by Carolyn Meyer
Presents the fictionalized diary of the highly unconventional Kristina who became queen of Sweden in the seventeenth century.

  • 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

 

Kwanzaa Kids by Joan Holub
Explains the traditions of Kwanzaa.

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

 

The Kweeks of Kookatumdee by Bill Peet 
The birdlike kweeks are starving because their island does not have enough ploppolop fruit trees to feed them all, until Quentin makes an amazing discovery.