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N. C. Wyeth's Pilgrims by Robert San Souci
Recounts the coming of the Pilgrims to America, with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.

  • Activities include play-acting and research. TeacherViews
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center
  • WebQuest using several children's books about Thanksgiving. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

Nadia the Willful by Sue Alexander
When her favorite brother disappears in the desert forever, Nadia refuses to let him be forgotten, despite her father's bitter decree tht his name shall not be uttered.

  • Activities include questions and other cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • Activities for studying Bedouins and creating names. Scroll down the page. Chamber Readers
  • Activities related to map skills and geographic conditions. McDougall Littell

 

The Name of the Child by Marilynn Reynolds
A fearful boy must save a baby by driving a wagon through the deserted countryside in a storm.

  • Reading Strategies include a summary, activities, an author profile, and related books. Page 6. Colorado Blue Spruce Award

 

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola
Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death.

  • Activities for describing the perfect Sunday. Story House
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Nanta's Lion by Suse MacDonald
A Masai child is curious to see the lion that her father and the other villagers are hunting.

  • Curriculum Guide with activities for before, during, and after reading. Suse MacDonald

 

The Napping House by Audrey Wood
In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite.

  • Activities include comprehension questions and writing. TeacherViews
  • Activity for recognizing shapes. Audrey Wood
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Coloring Pages from the author.
  • Lesson Plan includes pre- and post-reading activities and interdisciplinary curricular activities.
  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst
  • Lesson Plan using technology to answer simple comprehension questions. Valdosta 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
  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt 

 

Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron
Various people at a backyard picnic offer their comments on a young girl's tightly curled, "nappy" hair.

  • Teacherís Guide includes activities, thematic and curriculum connections, and vocabulary. Random House

 

Nasty, Stinky Sneakers by Eve Bunting
Will ten-year-old Colin find his missing stinky sneakers in time to enter The Stinkiest Sneakers in the World contest?

  • Activities include a graph and story map. TeacherViews

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

 

Natchez Under the Hill by Stan Applegate
Fourteen-year-old Zeb survives skirmishes with horse thieves and other outlaws as he travels the dangerous Natchez Trace in 1811 while searching for his grandfather.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a book introduction, information for before, during, and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Peachtree Publishers

 

Nate by Night by Jessica Swaim
Dreaming of success in school, sports, and music lessons helps young Nate McTate find ways to make his dreams come true in real life.

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

 

Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

 

Nate the Great and the Big Sniff by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate always depends on his dog Sludge to help him solve all his cases, but Sludge is missing and Nate must rely on his own skills to find him.

 

Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great finds mystery at the beach when Oliver's beach bag vanishes.

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

 

Nate the Great and the Case of the Fleeing Fang by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Annie's dog, Fang, is missing, and Nate the Great needs help in finding him.

  • Activities include using clues and writing. TeacherViews

 

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate and his dog Sludge try to solve a case on Halloween night and find themselves locked in a haunted house.

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Nate the Great and the Lost List by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great interrupts his backyard vacation to find his friend's lost grocery list--before lunch.

  • Activities include graphing and an Internet scavenger hunt. TeacherViews
  • Worksheets Click on download pages under individual titles. Lewisporte/Gander School District, Canada

 

Nate the Great and the Missing Key by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great and his dog Sludge look for Annie's housekey which has mysteriously disappeared.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews

 

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine by Marjorie Weinman
Nate the Great investigates two cases that may be connected, involving a missing valentine and a valentine that came from nowhere.

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

 

Nate the Great and the Pillowcase by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great investigates the disappearance of a homemade pillowcase belonging to Rosamond's cat Big Hex.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews

 

Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
When Rosamond looks into her crystal ball to read Nate the Great's future, she sees a new case for him to solve--her money box is missing and she wants him to find it.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews

 

Nate the Great Goes Undercover by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great takes on his first night case and tries to solve the mystery of the garbage snatcher.

  • Activities include writing a Reader's Theater for the story. TeacherViews

 

Nate the Great San Francisco Detective by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate, the great detective, and his dog, Sludge, are off to San Francisco.

  • Activities include writing and mapping. TeacherViews

 

Nate the Great Stalks Stupid Weed by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great searches for a missing weed after it disappears from a pot on Oliver's porch.

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Native American Doctor: The Story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte by Jeri Ferris
A biography of the young Omaha Indian woman who became the first Native American woman to graduate from medical school.

         Lesson Plan includes vocabulary, related activities, and discussion questions. Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska)

 

Natural Wonders and Disasters by Billy Goodman
Introduces the world of geology by explaining why natural disasters and wonders happen.

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

 

Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests by Gail Gibbons
Describes the climatic conditions of the rain forest as well as the different layers of plants and animals that comprise the ecosystem.

  • Activities include creating a rain forest. TeacherViews

 

Naughty Little Monkeys by Jim Aylesworth
Mom thinks all twenty-six of her monkeys are angelic, but from Andy's wayward airplane to Zelda's trip to the zoo, these little ones find a way to get into mischief for each letter of the alphabet.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Jim Aylesworth

 

NBA Fun Facts and Trivia by Howard Blatt 
Fun trivia about the NBA.

 

NBA Hot Shots by Joe Layden 
Simple text combines with action-packed, authentic NBA photos to introduce favorite players.

 

NBA Slam by John Hareas 
Introduces the top 10 dunkers in the NBA.

 

NBA Up & Coming: Stars of the New Millenium by Joe Layden 
Introduces new stars of the NBA.

 

Necessary Roughness by Marie Lee
Sixteen-year-old Korean American Chan moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Minnesota, where he must cope not only with racism on the football team but also with the tensions in his relationship with his strict father.

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

 

Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
The life of a simple peasant woman in a village in India  life is a struggle and  persistent battle to care for the ones she loves.

  • Literature Unit with novel background information, guide questions by chapter, and related links.
  • 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
  • Teacher's Guide includes activities and discussion questions for before, during and after reading. Penguin

 

Ned Mouse Breaks Away by Tim Wynne-Jones
Ned Mouse, jailed for speaking out against the government, renews his determination to break out of prison.

 

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
A  novel about the coming of age of its narrator, Tambudzai. the oldest daughter of a native Shona family living in the British colony of Rhodesia in the 1960s.

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

 

Nettie's Trip South by Ann Turner
A ten-year-old northern girl encounters the ugly realities of slavery when she visits Richmond, Virginia, and sees a slave auction.

         Activities include curriculum ideas and discussion topics. Ann Turner

  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education 
  • Extension Activity includes reading strategies to introduce the book. Scholastic

         Literature Circle Lesson Appalachian State University

 

Never Babysit the Hippopotamuses! by Doug Johnson
Babysitting hippopotamuses leads to wacky events and unruly incidents.

 

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
The true story of life among Arctic wolves.

  • Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Student Study Guide with chapter questions and enrichment activities.

 

Never Let Your Cat Make Lunch for You  by Lee Harris
Pebbles the cat is great at cooking breakfast, but a disaster when it comes to fixing lunch.

  • Activities include pre-reading ideas, a Venn diagram, and making a menu for animals. Trumpet

 

Never Mail an Elephant by Mike Thaler 
The narrator has trouble mailing an elephant as a birthday present to Cousin Edna.

  • Lesson Plan about sequencing and letter writing. Scroll down the page.

 

Never Spit on Your Shoes by Denys Cazet
First grader Arnie tells his mother about his tiring first day at school, while the illustrations reveal the mayhem he is leaving out of his account.

 

Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde
In the medieval village of Penryth, seventeen-year-old Selwyn sets out to find the real killer of Farold, a young man he has been wrongfully convicted of murdering, with Farold himself as his only companion, brought back to life in the form of a bat by a cave-dwelling witch.

 

New Baby by Mercer Mayer
The new baby takes some getting used to, but she's worth it.

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

 

A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert 
Even though there is no money, Anna's mother finds a way to make Anna a badly needed winter coat.

  • Activities include comprehension and writing. TeacherViews
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Lesson Plan for understanding the economic specialization and interdependence involved in the production and consumption of goods and services. University of Richmond
  • Lesson Plan for comparing and contrasting clothing and communities. Montgomery County, MD, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of trade and money. KidEconBooks
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

New Hope by Henri Sorensen
Whenever Jimmy visits his grandfather,he asks to hear how Great-great-great-grandfather Lars traveled with his family from Denmark to Minnesota and built a home that become the beginning of the town of New Hope.

  • Activities include discussing hometowns. TeacherViews

 

The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky
Presents humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews

 

A New Kind of Dreaming by Anthony Eaton
Seventeen-year-old Jamie Riley, sentenced to spend two years in foster care for car theft, is sent to live in the remote Australian town of Port Barren where he soon becomes caught up in solving the mystery that has haunted the town for years.

  • Study Guide includes summary and questions and activities by chapter. Bernadette Sheedy

 

New Shoes for Silvia by Johanna Hurwitz
A young girl receives a pair of beautiful red shoes from her Tia Rosita and finds different uses for them until she grows enough for them to fit.

  • Activities for before, during, and after reading. PBS-Between the Lions
  • Activity Sheet for before, during, and after reading. First Book

 

New True Book of Native Americans by Jay Miller
Describes various Native Americans.

  • Lesson Plan for the reading strategy of using a KWL chart. Corvallis, OR, School District
  • Lesson Plan for a reading strategy about how to discuss what is read. Corvallis, OR, School District

 

New Year's to Kwanzaa: Original Stories of Celebration by Kendall Haven
Thirty-one stories of celebrations from many cultures around the world

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne
Tells of the heroic deeds of the legendary New York firefighter, Mose Humphreys.

 

A Newbery Halloween: A Dozen Scary Stories by Newbery Award-Winning Authors selected by Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh
A collection of short stories with a Halloween theme, designed to be read aloud, written by Newbery Award-winning authors.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

Newt by Matt Novak
In three related stories Newt, a small salamander, befriends a mouse, defines a bug, and comforts the moon.

 

Next Spring an Oriole by Gloria Whelan
In 1837 ten-year-old Libby and her parents journey by covered wagon to the Michigan frontier, where they make themselves a new home near friendly Indians and other pioneers.

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 5-24 Appalachian State University

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 25-50  Appalachian State University

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages  52-60 Appalachian State University

 

Next Year I'll Be Special by Patricia Reilly Giff 
Marilyn describes how much different life will be next year when she is in the second grade.

 

Niagara Falls or Does It? by Henry Winkler
Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.

  • Activities include the Internet, research, writing, vocabulary, and more. Marshall County, WV, Public Schools
  • Literature Unit includes activities for comprehension, vocabulary and language development, creative writing, research and art. (A partial unit) Ron LeDuc-Teacher Time Savers

 

Nibbling on Einstein's Brain by Diane Swanson
Discusses the ways that scientific research can be faulty, inadequate, or phony, how this type of research can affect your life, and how you can know the difference between good science and bad science.

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

 

Nickommoh: A Thanksgiving Celebration by Jackie French Koller
Describes a typical Narragansett Nickommoh, or harvest celebration, as it has been performed since before the arrival of the first Pilgrims in New England.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

Nicole's Story by Allen Morgan
A young girl sails away to the end of the day, down a river that goes to the sea.

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

 

Nifty Plates from the Fifty States by Paul Beatrice
A stack of 50 license plates with detailed information about each state on the back.

 

Night by Elie Wiesel
An autobiographical narrative, in which the author describes his experiences in Nazi concentration camps.

  • Curricular Connections include book comparisons and related websites. Audio Book Shelf
  • Internet Hunt
  • Literature Unit includes chapter-by-chapter study guide with vocabulary words.
  • Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Study Guide includes pre- and post-reading questions and activities, graphic organizers, assessment instruments, related media links and readings, and reproducible worksheets. Glencoe Literature Library

 

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore (Illustrated by Jan Brett)
Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

  • Activity Cards include learning the letter D, imagery, and recitation. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Extension Activity includes gift giving. Scholastic
  • Enrichment Activities include studying the artwork and borders in the book. TeacherVision

 

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore (Illustrated by Ruth Anderson)
Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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

 

Night Hoops by Carl Deuker 
While trying to prove that he is good enough to be on his high school's varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents' divorce and the erratic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, booktalk, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians

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

         Reading Discussion Guide with questions. Building a Community of Readers

 

The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden
A boy follows his dog one night to see what exactly dogs do at night when they're on their own.

  • Activities include writing stories using picture words. TeacherViews

 

The Night Journey by Kathryn Lasky
A young girl ignores her parents' wishes and persuades her great-grandmother to relate the story of her escape from czarist Russia.

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

 

Night Journeys by Avi
Orphan Peter York, taken in by the taciturn Quaker Mr. Shinn in 1768, is confused by the mixed signals he receives from his guardian and decides he must take matters into his own hands when the community is roused to search for two young indentured servants who have escaped.

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 3-24 Appalachian State University

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 24-47 Appalachian State University

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 47-71 Appalachian State University

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 71-98 Appalachian State University

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 98-120 Appalachian State University

         Literature Circle Lesson Pages 120-143 Appalachian State University

 

Night Markets: Bring Food to the City by Joshua Horowitz
Find out what happens in the markets when food is delivered at night.

 

Night of the Pufflings by Bruce McMillan
A photo essay about the children of an Icelandic community who band together every summer in order to save stranded puffin chicks from predators.

 

The Night of the Stars by Douglas Gutierrez & Maria Fernanda Oliver
A man who does not like the darkness of night finds a way to bring some light to it.

 

The Night of the Twister by Ivy Ruckman
A fictional account of the night freakish and devastating tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a twelve-year-old, his family, and friends.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Book Test Cyberspaces
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Booktalk Washburn University
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product.  San Diego County Office of Education
  • 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 includes technology activities. Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan with activities and questions by chapter. Anne Arundel, MD, Public Schools
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • Thematic Unit includes web-based activities.
  • Unit with activities related to tornados. Grand Island, NE, Public Schools
  • Vocabulary Quizzes include matching, concentration, flashcards, and word search. Quia-Kathy Farley
  • WebQuest using the book to study the weather.
  • WebQuest for studying the weather.

 

Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield
A collection of poems exploring the sounds, sights, and emotions enlivening an African-American neighborhood during the course of one evening.

 

The Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
The last year of World War I is an eventful one for Vermont farm boy Mason as he helps with the chores, tries to get along with his little brother, and sees an older bully go off to the war.

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries
  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Night Walker by Richard Thomas
A young Native American boy leisurely exploring the countryside one afternoon becomes frightened after dark falls when noises begin to follow him home.

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

 

Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. 

  • Activities focus on life in the past. TeacherViews
  • Activities include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University
  • Activities#2 include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Novel Unit includes novel comparisons and response ideas. Indiana University
  • Teacher's Guide Random House
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center
  • Unit includes activities, strategies, and worksheets. Novelinks-Brigham Young University

 

Nightmare by Joan Lowery Nixon
Emily is sent to a camp for underachievers where she discovers a murderer on the staff who might provide an explanation for her recurring nightmares.

 

Nightmare at Norton's Mills (Emergency Rescue! series) by James and Lois Cowan
Matt Rich and Davey Mountain are no strangers to emergencies, like the drowning victim at Norton's Mills, or the tobogganing accident, or confronted with a massive bleeding injury.

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

 

Nickommoh!: A Thanksgiving Celebration by Jackie French Koller
Describes a typical Narragansett Nickommoh, or harvest celebration, as it has been performed since before the arrival of the first Pilgrims in New England.

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

 

Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets
A five-year-old Mexican girl celebrates the Christmas festival and her first Christmas pinata.

  • Activities includes vocabulary and festival celebrations. TeacherViews

 

Nine for California by Sonia Levitin
Amanda travels by stagecoach with her four siblings and her mother from Missouri to California to join her father.

  • Activities include brainstorming hazards when traveling overland. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Nine-in-One, Grr! Grr! by Blia Xiong
When the great god Shao promises Tiger nine cubs each year, Bird comes up with a clever trick to prevent the land from being overrun by tigers.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities, spelling, and vocabulary.
  • Technology Lesson for writing a paragraph by using a main idea/topic followed by supporting sentences. Kent (Washington) School District

 

Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies (Adventures of the Bailey School
Kids series)
by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
The Bailey School Kids investigate to see if the town's new baker is a ninja who intends to steal Japanese art.

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

 

Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo by Greg Leitich Smith
Honoria, Shohei, and Elias, who are "united together against That Which Is The Peshtigo School," face conflict over their budding romantic interest and a science project gone awry.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Teacher Guide includes numerous hands-on activities and related websites. Greg Leitich Smith

 

The Ninth Nugget (A to Z Mysteries series) by Ron Roy
When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit a dude ranch in Montana, they find themselves with another mystery to solve, this one involving the theft of money from the ranch's safe and of a large gold nugget that Josh had found.

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

 

No Bath Tonight by Jane Yolen
A small boy refuses to take a bath until his grandmother shows him how to make kid tea.

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

 

No, David by David Shannon
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

  • Activities include writing and discussing. Scholastic
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Extension Activity includes making a big book. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan using the book to teach writing and how to add details to a story. A to Z Teacher Stuff
  • Lesson Plan about voice and writing. Ames Community School District, IA

 

No Fighting! No Biting! by Else Holmelund Minarik
Sometimes Rosa and Willy behave like the two little alligators in the stories Cousin Joan tells them.

  • Activities include writing about manners. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 7. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools

 

No Good in Art by Miriam Cohen
A first-grader is convinced he can't draw, but when encouraged, demonstrates he can.

  • Activities include cross-curricular related to art. TeacherViews

 

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

 

No Jumping on the Bed by Tedd Arnold
Walter lives near the top floor of a tall apartment building, where one night his habit of jumping on his bed leads to a tumultuous fall through floor after floor, collecting occupants all the way down.

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

 

No Man's Land by Susan Cambell Bartoletti
Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, fourteen-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army hoping to prove his manhood.

 

No Matter What by Debi Gliori
Small, a little fox, seeks reassurance that Large will always provide love, no matter what.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of segmenting, blending and manipulation or word play. Liverpool, NY, School District

 

No Mirrors in My Nana's House by Ysaye Barnwell
A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana's eyes.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews

 

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

  • 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
  • Jigsaw Puzzle of the cover to complete online. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, book, related titles, activities, puzzles and worksheets, and weblinks for further study. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Lesson Plan includes an annotation, information about the author, realia, food, and curriculum connections. Scroll down to page 5. Sunshine State Young Reader's Award

 

No More Magic by Avi
While searching for his bicycle that disappeared on Halloween, a young boy and his two friends become involved in a magic adventure.

 

No More Monsters for Me! by Peggy Parish
Minneapolis Simpkin is not allowed to have a pet, so she finds the most unusual replacement.

  • Activities include comprehension questions and short worksheets. TeacherViews

 

No More Nasty by Amy MacDonald
When Simon's Great Aunt Matilda becomes the substitute teacher for his unruly fifth-grade class, her unique way of looking at things gives the students a new perspective on learning.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Amy MacDonald
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

No More Nice by Amy MacDonald
Eleven-year-old Simon has been raised to be extremely well-behaved, but when he goes to visit his unconventional great-aunt he discovers that not everyone has the same ideas about good manners.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Amy MacDonald

 

No Nap by Eve Bunting
Dad tries various activities to get Susie tired enough to take her nap, but they only exhaust him.

 

No No, Jo! by Kate McMullan
A mischievous kitten gets in the way of everything two children do throughout the day.

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

 

No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
A fifteen-year-old boy struggles to survive and come to terms with inner conflicts in the desperate world of the Depression.

 

No Star Nights by Anna Egan Smucker
A young girl growing up in a steel mill town in the 1950s describes her childhood and how it was affected by the local industry.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District

 

No Such Thing by Jackie French Koller
Howard and the monster under his bed decide on a plan to convince their mothers that both of them have reason to be afraid after dark.

  • Activities include cross-curricular book extensions. Page 23. North Carolina Children's Book Awards
  • Activities include writing and comparing stories. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards

 

No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo
When the abuse at home becomes too much for twelve-year-old Sipho, he runs away to the streets of Johannesburg and learns to survive in the post-apartheid world.

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

 

No Two Snowflakes by Sheree Fitch
Araba, who lives in Africa, asks his penpal Lou from Canada about snow.

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

 

Noah's Ark by Jerry Pinkney
Retells the biblical story of the great flood and how Noah and his family faithfully responded to God's call to save life on earth. 

  • Literature Learning Ladder with links to the author and classroom connections. Eduscapes - Annette Lamb
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

Nobody Else Has to Know by Ingrid Tomey
Fifteen-year-old Webber must either live with guilt or tell the truth about who was driving his grandfather's car when it struck and seriously injured a little girl.

 

Nobody Listens to Andrew by Elizabeth Guilfoile
When his family and neighbor finally get around to listening to Andrew, they find he really does have something important to say.

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

 

Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie Coleman by Reeve Lindbergh
A rhymed telling of the life of the first African American aviator, who dreamed of flying as a child in the cotton fields of Texas, and persevered until she made that dream come true.

         Activity includes drawing a picture and writing what Bessie is feeling. Scroll down the page. Instructor Magazine

 

Nobody's Mother Is in Second Grade by Robin Pulver 
Cassandra's mother, who wishes she could go to second grade again, visits her daughter's class disguised as a plant.

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

 

Nobody's There by Joan Lowery Nixon
Following an act of vandalism against her father's girlfriend, a seventeen-year-old girl is paired by the court with an eccentric senior citizen whose hobby as a sleuth turns deadly.

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

         Booktalk Random House

 

Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
Feeling neglected, Nora makes more and more noise to attract her parents' attention.

  • Activity for matching pictures and rhyming words. Includes printable copies of reproducible forms. PALS Activity Center at the University of Virginia 
  • Activity Sheet for before and after reading. First Book
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Lesson Plan on being a good listener. Health Teacher
  • Lesson Plan that illustrates the importance of feeling like an important member of the community within a family. Learning to Give
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Reader's Theater University of Texas, Austin
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz
A humorous portrait of a happy family and their relationships with the rest of the world.

  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company

 

Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
Norman, the guard at the entrance to the Art Museum, is surprised when his sculpture captures first prize in a contest.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

North by Night: A Story of the Underground Railroad by Katherine Ayres
Presents the journal of a sixteen-year-old girl whose family operates a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Guide includes pre-reading activities, thematic connections, and interdisciplinary connections. Pat Scales, Greenville, SC, Middle School
  • Teacher's Guide Random House 

 

Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak
After her mother dies, a little Eskimo girl believes she sees her playing soccer in the sky amongst the stars.

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

 

Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her family and neighbors survive. 

         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

  • Guided Reading Lesson includes introduction to the text, discussion prompts and questions, post-reading activities and word study. Pages 1-18 Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School, NY
  • Guided Reading Lesson includes introduction to the text, discussion prompts and questions, post-reading activities and word study. Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School, NY Pages 19-36
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, book, related titles, activities, puzzles and worksheets, and web links for further study. Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Book Discussion Guide includes summary, discussion questions, and activities. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)
  • Internet Hunt
  • Reader's Theater Suzy Red
  • Teacher's Guide Random House
  • Teaching Plan concentrates on learning new vocabulary and using a glossary to enrich reading comprehension skills. Scholastic

 

Nose from Jupiter by Richard Scrimger
Norbert, a tiny alien from Jupiter, has taken up residence inside the nose of Alan Dingwell.

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

 

Noses Are Red by Richard Scrimger
When Alan Dingwall returns from his adventures in New York City, he discovers that his mother has a new boyfriend, Christopher Leech, to whom he takes an immediate dislike.

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

 

Nosey Mrs. Rat by Jeffery Allen
Mrs. Rat makes a career out of spying on her neighbors, but the tables are unexpectedly turned on her.

         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

 

Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars by Paula Danziger
Eleven-year-old Matthew, trying desperately to earn enough to buy a coveted computer program, learns the importance of money and eventually starts his own business. 

  • Lesson Plan using the book to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of saving and credit. Money Management International

 

Not in the House Newton! by Judith H. Gilliand
Everything Newton draws with his magic red crayon becomes real, and
heeding his mother's admonition he flies the airplane he draws right out the window.

 

The Not-Just-Anybody Family by Betsy Byars
With a young brother in the hospital, a grandfather in jail, and their mother traveling with a rodeo, Maggie and Vern try to settle family problems.

 

Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls by Jane Yolen
A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.

  • Activity for creating a continuation story. Scroll down the page for this activity.

 

Not So Fast Songololo by Niki Daly
Malusi, a young South African boy, spends a delightful day shopping in the city with his grandmother, Gogo.

  • Lesson Plan about similarities and differences among families and learn about family roles. Houghton Mifflin
  • Lesson Plan for comparing life in South Africa with life in America. TeacherLink
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

The Not-So-Jolly Roger (Time Warp Trio series) by Jon Scieszka
Blackbeard, the meanest pirate ever, has our accidental time travelers cornered. Should Fred, Sam, and Joe the Time Warp Trio join his pirate crew, or become shark munchies?

 

Not Until Christmas, Walter! by Eileen Christelow
Walter, the family dog with a nose for trouble, creates problems for his young mistress because he keeps sniffing out and unwrapping the Christmas presents.

 

Not Without Bear by Anna Grossnickle Hines 
Audrey likes to do many things, but not without bear.

 

Notes from a Liar and Her Dog by Gennifer Choldenko
Eleven-year-old Ant, stuck in a family that she does not like, copes by pretending that her "real" parents are coming to rescue her, by loving her dog Pistachio, by volunteering at the zoo, and by bending the truth and telling lies.

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

 

Nothing Beats a Pizza by Loris Lesynski
A collection of fun poems.

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

 

Nothing But the Truth by Avi
A ninth-grader's suspension for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.

  • Activities include exploring controversial issues. TeacherViews
  • Activities for drama, discussion, and writing. Global Book Club
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan includes a question journal and a quiz. 
  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries
  • Literature Guide includes a debate, patriotism, and other activities.  Nancy Polette
  • Novel Guide with themes, cross-curricular activities and research assignments. McDougal Littell
  • Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Study Guide Questions Linwood Schools
  • Study Questions for advanced discussion and writing. Literary Link
  • 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

 

Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn
A year after running away with a traveling carnival to escape his unbearable home life, sixteen-year-old Michael returns to Miami, Florida, to find that his mother is going on trial for the murder of his abusive stepfather.

 

Nova's Ark by David Kirk
Nova, a robot boy from the planet Roton, accidentally rockets himself into space during a class field trip and eventually stumbles across the energy source his planet needs for survival.

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

 

November by Ellen Jackson
Color illustrations accompany facts about the month of November in North America, covering such areas as animal behavior, weather, historical events, and holidays.

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

 

Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie dePaola
When his grandfather suffers a stroke, Bobby teaches him to walk, just as his grandfather had once taught him.

  • 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
  • Spelling Practice Sheet to complete online based on vocabulary in the book. Marilee Schuhrke

 

Now Is Your Time: The African American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers
A history of the African-American struggle for freedom and equality, beginning with the capture of Africans in 1619, continuing through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and into contemporary times.

  • Lesson Plan features activities related to geography. Illinois Geographic Alliance
  • Online Quiz Houghton Mifflin

 

Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie De Paola
When his grandfather suffers a stroke, Bobby teaches him to walk, just as his grandfather had once taught him.

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Nowhere to Call Home by Cynthia DeFelice
When her father kills himself after losing his money in the stock market crash of 1929, twelve-year-old Frances, now a penniless orphan, decides to hop aboard a freight train and live the life of a hobo.

  • Activity includes creating a Venn diagram. Nancy Polette

 

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams.

 

Number Four, Bobby Orr by Mike Leonetti
This is a heartwarming story about a loveable young boy, his passion for the game of hockey and his fondness for his hockey hero.

 

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. 

  • Activities include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University
  • Activities #2 include a book talk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University
  • Activities include researching the German occupation of Denmark and writing a diary for a character. Story House
  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • 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
  • Classroom Connections focuses on activities and web links about World War II and the Holocaust. Annette Lamb
  • Comprehension Questions for each chapter.
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. Stockton Unified School District
  • Discussion Questions
  • Game for character Jeopardy. TeacherVision
  • Interactive Lesson Plan features background for comprehension, writing prompts, online writing prompts, literary elements, vocabulary and other aspects of the novel. Planet Book Club
  • Internet Sampler to help with understanding the book. University of Richmond
  • Lesson Ideas include studying the Holocaust. University of Richmond
  • Lesson Plan incorporates map study and discussion about prejudice. Teacher Link
  • Lesson Plan with journal prompts.
  • Lesson Plan includes chapter questions with a test.
  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst
  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and related Internet resources. TeacherVision
  • Lesson Plan includes online and printable questions and activities for each chapter and a vocabulary quiz. Mountain City, TN, Elementary School

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

         Lesson Plan 2 uses technology. Scroll down the page. Irving, TX, Independent School District

  • Literature Response Guide includes  writing activities, discussion questions, and literary elements.
  • Literature Unit includes activities, teaching ideas, website resources, journal articles, and ideas for content integration.Georgia State University
  • Literature Unit includes a discussion guide, writing prompt, extension activity, and vocabulary builder. Scholastic
  • Literature Unit includes assigned readings, writing prompts, and discussion points. Planet Book Club
  • 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
  • Online Trivia Quiz 1 Fun Trivia
  • Online Trivia Quiz 2 Fun Trivia
  • Online Trivia Quiz 3 Fun Trivia
  • Online Quiz ThinkQuest
  • Questions about the content of the book by chapter with a main discussion question. St. Bonaventure University
  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC
  • Quiz Scholastic
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • 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 Guide includes a summary, characters, key ideas, and questions for after reading. National Geographic Book Club
  • Study Guide includes journal entry templates, key concepts and terms from the novel, comprehension questions, discussion questions, guidelines, and further activities. Earth Renewal
  • Unit includes activities, strategies, and worksheets. Novelinks-Brigham Young University
  • Web Activity for relating the book to history.
  • WebQuest related to World War II and the Holocaust.

 

Numblers by Suse MacDonald
See how the numbers become numblers by turning into special objects.

 

Nutik, the Wolf Pup by Jean Craighead George
When his older sister Julie brings home two small wolf pups, Amaroq takes care of the one called Nutik and grows to love it, even though Julie tells him it cannot stay.

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

 

The Nutmeg Princess by Richardo Keens-Douglas
Two children set out to see the Nutmeg Princess who is supposed to appear during the nutmeg picking season on a lake. They eventually get the whole town involved in looking for her on the Isle of Spice in the Caribbean.

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

 

Nzingha, Warrior Queen of Matamba (The Royal Diaries series) by Patricia McKissack
Presents the diary of thirteen-year-old Nzingha, a sixteenth-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.

  • 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