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P. S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger
Twelve-year-old best friends Elizabeth and Tara-Starr continue their friendship through letter-writing after Tara-Starr's family moves to another state.

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

 

Pacific Odyssey to California, 1905 (American Sisters series) by Laurie Lawlor
In the early twentieth century, eleven-year-old Su-Na and her younger sisters travel from their home in Korea to the promising shores of Hawaii, but upon their arrival her father must work long hours for little money and the family is exposed to the racism prevalent among Asians of differing descent.

 

The Pack by Elisa Carbone
Akhil Vyas, a new boy in school, reluctantly decides that in order to prevent a violent crime, he must tell Omar and Becky his secret.

 

The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream  by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt 
A true story of three African-American kids from the inner city of Newark, New Jersey, who made a pact to support each other as they rose from an environment of poverty, crime, and drugs and went on to become successful doctors.

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

 

Paddington Takes the Test by Michael Bond
Presents further misadventures in England of the bear from Darkest Peru in which he takes a driving test, visits a Stately Home, gets a raise, and takes part in a magic act.

 

Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling
A toy Indian in a toy canoe takes a journey of several hundred miles through the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and Niagara Falls before it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Activity for tracing the journey. Gulf of Maine Aquarium
  • Extension Ideas include discussion questions, related links, and a list of similar books. Vermont Public Radio
  • Lesson Plan includes vocabulary and comprehension questions by chapter. Teachers.net
  • WebQuest involving the journey. Kent, WA, School District

 

Pagan’s Crusade by Catherine Jinks
In twelfth-century Jerusalem, orphaned sixteen-year-old Pagan is assigned to work for Lord Roland, a Templar knight, as Saladin's armies close in on the Holy City.

  • Reader’s Guide includes discussion questions, vocabulary, and theme topics. Candlewick Press
  • Study Guide with questions by chapter and activities. Bernadette Sheedy

 

The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family.

·         Activities include teaching point of view. TeacherViews

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

  • Lesson Plan features a Venn diagram to compare and contrast similarities and differences in the story. Teachers.net

 

The Paint Brush Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla
Nine-year-old Gregory paints pictures representing the life of the Mexican American old man known as Uncle Pancho and attempts to save him from losing his house. 

  • Discussion Guide includes ideas for introducing the book and classroom activities. Scholastic

 

The Paint Box by Maxine Trottier
Fact and fiction blend in this story about the daughter of Italian Renaissance painter Jacopo Tintoretto.

 

A Painted House by John Grisham
Seven-year-old Arkansas farm boy Luke Chandler loses his innocence over the course of a contentious and strenuous cotton harvest in 1952, during which time Luke's family hires several Mexicans and an Ozark family and Luke begins keeping dangerous secrets.

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

 

Painters of the Cave by Patricia Lauber
Describes the 1994 discovery made in Chauvet, France, of a cave with Stone Age rock paintings, and discusses the significance of cave art to people living in prehistoric as well as modern times.

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

 

Painting Dreams: Minnie Evans, Visionary Artist by Mary E. Lyons
A biography of the North Carolina painter whose art had its origins in her religious visions and the African traditions of her slave ancestors.

 

Painting the Wind by Patricia MacLachlan & Emily MacLachlan
Several artists who paint different things, with different kinds of paint, and at different times of the day, all paint the same island that they visit each summer.

·         Activities include painting pictures with writing. TeacherViews

 

Pajama Party by Joan Holub
The guests at a pajama party eat, dance, watch movies, tell ghost stories, and do everything except go to sleep.

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

 

Pal and Sal by R. A. Herman
Observing that Billy, the son of a cowboy at the Star Ranch, has lots of friends, Pal the pony hopes to find a friend of his own.

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

 

Panama by Janosch
Little Bear and Little Tiger abandon their happy home to search for Panama, the land of their dreams.

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

 

Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomi De Paola
A little old lady's attempts to have pancakes for breakfast are hindered by a scarcity of supplies and the participation of her pets.

  • Lesson Plan includes charting the five senses, measuring, art, and more. Teachers.net
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
By cutting and grinding the wheat for flour, Jack starts from scratch to help make his breakfast pancake.

·         Activities include using fractions. TeacherViews

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

  • Lesson Plan featuring economics activities including webbing cards. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan includes charting the five senses, measuring, art, and more. Teachers.net
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities from KYReads. Kiddyhouse

 

The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries series) by Ron Roy
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose investigate the kidnapping of the new baby panda at the petting zoo.

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

 

Pankration by Dyan Blacklock
Having been kidnapped from a ship leaving plague-ridden Athens in 430 B.C., twelve-year-old Nic attempts to escape his captors and keep his promise to meet his friend at the Olympic games.

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

 

Papa Papa by Jean Marzollo
Animal daddies share special moments with their little ones.

  • Teaching Plan includes phonemic awareness skills through choral reading and identifying rhyming words. Scholastic

 

Papa Alonzo Leatherby by Marguerite W. Davol 
When Papa Alonzo Leatherby's tall tales about New England freeze solid one extra cold winter, they have to be thawed out and preserved in ingenious ways.

 

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle 
Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size.

·         Activities include studying the moon. TeacherViews

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

 

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. 

·         Activities include role-playing. TeacherViews

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

  • Lesson Plan includes interdisciplinary curricular activities.
  • Lesson Plan about reacting to change and predicting outcomes. Scroll down the page.
  • Lesson Plan features a sorting game to practice sequential order.

 

The Paper Boy by Dav Pilkey
Every Saturday morning a paperboy and his dog get ready to leave their nice warm bed to deliver a newspaper to every house along the route they both know by heart.

·         Activities include exploring different types of newspapers and math. TeacherViews

  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

The Paper Crane by Molly Bang
A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances.

·         Activities include making a paper crane and comprehension questions. TeacherViews

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Lesson Guide includes theme, vocabulary, strategies and skills, and activities, Scroll down to page 22. Dakota Valley, ND, Public Schools

  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org
  • Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide features social science activities. Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide features science activities. Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide for ESL students. Reading Rainbow

 

The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing Worse by Dean Koontz
A collection of humorous and spooky poems.

  • Activities with curriculum content connections. Scroll down to page 45. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

Paperboy by Isabelle Holland
In 1881 in New York City, teenaged Kevin O'Donnell, ever conscious of the prejudice against the Irish poor, struggles to support his sick father and young sister by working as a messenger for a prominent newspaper but finds his job threatened when he is falsely accused of stealing from his employer.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, review, discussion questions, and activities. (Page 5) South Central Kansas Library System

 

Paperboy by Mary Kay Kroeger and Louise Borden
In Cincinnati in 1927, paperboy Willie Brinkman tries to sell extras on the Dempsey-Tunny boxing match in his workingman's neighborhood.

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

 

Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer and Helen Waterford
Presents the stories of Eleanor Ayer, a Jewish girl who hid in the Netherlands before she was arrested and sent to Auschwitz, and Alfons, a Nazi boy who became a commander at age sixteen, in a dual tale that demonstrates Hitler's impact on German youth. 

 

The Parallel Universe of Liars by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
Surrounded by sexually unfaithful and physically beautiful adults, Robin, a fifteen-year-old fat girl, misses her best friend who has recently moved, gives in to an older neighbor's sexual advances, and doesn't recognize that a handsome black classmate likes her as she is.

 

Park's Quest by Katherine Paterson
Eleven-year-old Park makes some startling discoveries when he travels to his grandfather's farm in Virginia to learn about his father who died in the Vietnam War.

 

Parrot in the Oven: mi vida by Victor Martinez 
Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle.

 

Parsifal's Page by Gerald Morris
In medieval England, eleven-year-old Piers' dream comes true when he becomes page to Parsifal, a peasant whose quest for knighthood reveals important secrets about both of their families.

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

 

Parts! by Tedd Arnold
A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves.

  • Activities include cross-curricular book extensions. Page 24. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

·         Activities include art and writing. TeacherViews

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

 

Party Animals by Katie Davis
One blue ant thinks he's been overlooked when it comes time for a big barnyard party.

  • Activities include an alphabet game and letter matching. Katie Davis

 

Pass the Fritters, Critters by Cheryl Chapman
Hungry animals passing food during a meal learn that "please" is a magic word.

  • Activities include practicing manners. TeacherViews

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

 

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki
The true story of Chiune Sugihara, the "Japanese Schindler," who, with his family's encouragement, saved thousands of Jews in Lithuania during World War II. 

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

  • Teacher's Guide includes background, reading questions, and interdisciplinary activities. Lee & Low Books
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flourney
Using scraps cut from the family’s old clothing, a young girl learns the secret ingredient in her Grandma’s special quilt of memories.

·         Activities include making a graph and a timeline. TeacherViews

·         Activities include designing a classroom quilt. TeacherViews

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

  • Anticipation Guide with pre-reading questions. KidReach
  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Game of Sort-It based on words in the book changes each time it is accessed. Anne Moncure Elementary School, VA
  • Game of Hangman. Caryn Dingman - Quia

·         Games include matching and concentration based on spelling words in the book. Word List Caryn Dingman - Quia

  • Lesson Plan includes critical thinking questions and creating a classroom quilt. LessonPlansPage
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Lesson Plan focuses squares and patterns. Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

 

Pathfinders: Dinosaurs by David Wisniewski
Details scientists' best guesses about the fascinating reptiles that lived on the earth until approximately 60 million years ago. 

  • Activities include questions answered in the book. Trumpet

 

Patrick by Quentin Blake
he countryside comes alive with Patrick's fiddle music

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

 

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola.
Relates the life and legends of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

·         Activities include planning a trip to Ireland. TeacherViews

 

Patrick's Dinosaurs by Carol Carrick
When his older brother talks about dinosaurs during a visit to the zoo, Patrick is afraid, until he discovers they all died millions of years ago.

  • Activities include worksheets for vocabulary, syllables, punctuation, comprehension, and more.

 

Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers
A frightened American soldier faces combat in the lush forests of Vietnam.

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

 

Patty Reed's Doll by Rachel K. Laurgaard 
A wooden doll recalls the hope with which a group of pioneers begins their journey and the ordeals they face as they travel from Springfield, Illinois, to California.

  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Lesson Plan includes technology activities. Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Lesson Unit with teacher-guided activities, student work, weblinks, parent information and more. Los Angeles Unified School District

 

Patty's Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat
Rhyming text and illustrations featuring the letters from A to Z follow Patty as she plants pumpkins and watches them grow.

  • Activities include foods of autumn and cooking. Trumpet

 

Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg
This book recounts the life of the extraordinary lumberjack whose unusual size and strength brought him many fantastic adventures.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Activities include writing and art ideas. TeacherViews

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District

·         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

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide features math activities. Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide features science activities. Reading Rainbow

 

Payback (Fearless series) by Francine Pascal
Teenage Gaia, born without the fear gene, is unsure about Sam's feelings after their encounter in his dorm room, and when Mary is attacked and almost raped, Gaia's fearlessness becomes an asset.

 

The Pea Patch Jig by Thacher Hurd
Despite being picked with the lettuce and almost ending up in a salad, Baby Mouse refuses to stay out of Farmer Clem's garden. 

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

 

Peace Begins with You by Katherine Scholes
a simple story about the different ways of defining and achieving peace.

  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and Internet resources. TeacherVision

 

Pearl Harbor by Stephen Krensky
Illustrations and simple text recreate the events surrounding the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December, 1941.

·         Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Peboan and Seegwun by Charles Larry
An encounter between Peboan, Old Man Winter, and Seegwun, the Spirit of Spring, marks the transition from one season to another.

  • Lesson Plan emphasizes comprehension and the seasons.

 

Peck Slither and Slide by Suse MacDonald
Features animals, each matched with a verb conveying something about the animal's behavior, accompanied by illustrations allowing the viewer to guess the animal. Includes section of animal facts.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of segmenting, blending and word play. Liverpool, NY, School District
  • Curriculum Guide  with cross-curricular activities. Suse MacDonald

 

A Peddler’s Dream by Janice Shefelman
A Lebanese man who comes to the United States to seek his fortune suffers several setbacks, but makes his dream come true.

 

Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss and What I Learned by Judd Winick
In graphic art format, describes the friendship between two roommates on the MTV show "Real World," one of whom died of AIDS.

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

 

Pedro's Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus by Pam Conrad 
The cabin boy on the "Santa Maria" keeps a diary which records his experiences when he sails with Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492.

  • Activities include keeping a diary of the voyage of Columbus. TeacherViews
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and related Internet resources. TeacherVision
  • Literature Unit includes a discussion guide and extension activity. Scholastic

 

Pee Wees on Skis by Judy Delton
The Pee Wee Scouts take an adventure-filled skiing trip, but their fun soon turns into danger when a storm leaves the scouts snowbound without a bathroom and without any food.

·         Activities include multiple choice questions by chapter. TeacherViews

 

Peeping in the Shell: A Whooping Crane Is Hatched by Faith McNulty
Describes how a scientist courts a whooping crane and how the resulting egg is carefully incubated until it hatches.

 

Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey
Telepath Rhyssa Owen, Director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, realizes the necessity of reassesing the potential of the gifted talents in her group.

 

Pen Pals by Joan Holub
Daisy is excited about participating in the class pen-pal project, until she discovers that her correspondent Becky is actually Bucky--and a boy.

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

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

 

Penguin Pete and Pat by Marcus Pfister
Penguin Pete returns from another adventure with his friend Walter Whale only to meet Pat, the penguin of his dreams. 

  • Teaching Plan includes sequencing and other story extensions. Scholastic

 

Penguins! by Gail Gibbons
Describes the habitat, physical characteristics, and behavior of different kinds of penguins.

·         Activities include research and writing. TeacherViews

 

Penguins by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Text and photographs describe penguins and their lives

·         Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Penguins Throughout the Year by Robin Bernard
Describes penguins in many seasons.

 

The Penny Pot by Stuart Murphy
The face painting booth at the school fair provides plenty of opportunities to count combinations of coins adding up to fifty.

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

 

The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton
Retold African-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

  • Unit using the book to introduce slavery, immigration routes of slaves, and the agricultural economy of the south due to slave labor. Core Knowledge

 

People, People Everywhere by Nancy Van Laan
Describes the effects of the nation's population growth in rhymed text and illustrations.

 

Pepita Talks Twice by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Pepita, a little girl who can converse in Spanish and English, decides not to "speak twice" until unanticipated problems cause her to think twice about her decision.

 

Pepito's Story by Eugene Fern
Pepito's use of his gift for dancing to bring the Mayor's daughter back to health demonstrates that what makes him "different" makes him special.

  • Lesson Plan for creating a math glyph. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan for recognizing attitudes. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools

 

Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone
Peppe's father is upset when he learns that Peppe has taken a job lighting the gas street lamps in his New York City neighborhood.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Pepper's Journal by Stuart Murphy
Lisa keeps a journal of her new kitten's first year.

 

Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace
Sent to San Francisco to live with her beloved aunt and uncle, newly orphaned Emily expectantly enters their once-happy mansion only to find unimaginable horrors.

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

 

Perfect Pancakes If You Please by William Wise
In search of perfect pancakes, King Felix proposes a contest, with his daughter as the prize. 

  • Lesson Plan for writing a how-to essay. A to Z Teacher Stuff

 

The Perfect Pet by Margie Patatini
. Elizabeth won't take no for an answer when her parents refuse to get her a pet.

 

A Perfect Place: Joshua’s Oregon Trail Diary, 1848, Book Two (My America series) by Patricia Hermes
Late in 1848, nine-year-old Joshua McCullough starts a second journal, this time recording events in Willamette Valley, Oregon Territory, as his family and others they met on the trail begin to get settled.

  • 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

 

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger 
In the Fall of 1991, the "Andrea Gail" left Gloucester, Mass. and headed for the fishing grounds of the north Atlantic. Two weeks later, an event took place that had never occurred in recorded history.

 

Perfect the Pig by Susan Jeschke
A tiny pig is granted his wish which leads to an almost perfect life.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Activities include making a book. TeacherViews

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

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

 

Perloo the Bold by Avi
Perloo, a peaceful scholar who has been chosen to succeed Jolaine as leader of the furry underground people called the Montmers, finds himself in danger when Jolaine dies and her evil son seizes control of the burrow.

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

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
A retelling of the traditional Persian tale in which Settareh, neglected and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, finds her life transformed with the help of a little blue jug.

 

Pet of the Met by Don and Lydia Freeman
A mouse who works as a page turner at the Metropolitan Opera House
has only one enemy, a cat; but, during a performance of "The Magic Flute," something magical happens to change their lives.

 

Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats
When he can't find his cat to enter in the neighborhood pet show, Archie must do some fast thinking to win a prize.

·         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

 

Pet Stories You Don't Have To Walk by Marc Brown, Syd Hoff, and  Cynthia Rylant
Contains excerpts and selections from favorite pet stories.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

 

Pete's a Pizza by William Steig
When Pete feels miserable because rain makes it impossible to play ball outdoors, his father finds a fun indoor game to play with his son. 

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

 

Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.

·         Activities include writing and social studies ideas. TeacherViews

·         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
  • Literature Unit features an extension activity and teaching plan. Scholastic
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

Petey by Ben Mikaelsen
In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; sixty years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life.

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

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

  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System
  • Lesson Plan includes activities and simulations dealing with disabilities. J. E. T. Torrence

 

Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood by Mike Artell 
In this Cajun version of "Little Red Riding Hood," the big bad gator is no match for a sharp young girl and her quick-thinking cat.

·         Activities include online comprehension ideas. TeacherViews

 

Pets in a Jar by Seymour Simon
Suggestions for collecting and keeping as pets such small animals as snails, toads, worms, ants, butterflies, and starfish.

·         Activities include taking care of a pet. TeacherViews

 

The Petticoat Party series by Kathleen Karr
Phoebe Brown and her sister Amelia are journeying West with their parents along the Oregon Trail in 1846. 

  • Activities includes pre-reading and cross-curricular ideas.
  • Teaching Guide from the publisher includes general discussion questions and suggestions for reaching across the curriculum. Includes Go West,  Young Women!, Phoebe's Folly, and Oregon, Sweet Oregon.

 

Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
A silly goose learns that carrying a book under her wing doesn't neccessarily maker her knowledgeable.

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

 

Phantom of the Prairie: Year of the Black-footed Ferret by Jonathan London
When Phantom, the quickest ferret of the litter, pokes her head up and springs out of the tunnel, she begins her sometimes dangerous, always adventurous life on the prairie.

 

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

  • Activities include acting out parts of the book, a debate, art, and vocabulary. TeacherViews
  • Activities include character descriptions and topics for discussion during or after the reading . Scroll down the page.
  • Booktalk Random House
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Extension Activity features fantasy writing and a character collage. Scholastic
  • Interactive Story where the reader becomes Milo and makes choices. Biochip
  • Lesson Plan for creating a literature circle. AskERIC

·         Lesson Plan with shared reading and writing activities, word activities, and independent activities by chapter. Collins

·         Literature Unit with assignments. Millcrest Academy

 

Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
The Bailey School kids set out to discover whether there is a phantom in the opera's orchestra pit.

·         Activities include research and writing from the authors.

·         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

 

Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene
Eleven-year-old Beth thinks that Philip Hall likes her, but their on-again, off-again relationship sometimes makes her wonder.

  • Book Project features explaining Beth's relationship to Philip. A Read Across America Project featuring Arkansas. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Objective Test for pages 36-55. Taking Grades

 

Phineas Gage: The Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman 
The true story of Phineas Gage, whose brain had been pierced by an iron rod in 1848, and who survived and became a case study in how the brain functions.

 

Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin
During the Revolution, Phoebe Fraunces has a chance to save the life of General George Washington while he has dinner at Mortier House in New York City.

  • WebQuest for creating trading cards. Chelmsford, MA, Public Schools

 

Phoebe's Folly (Pettycoat Party series) by Kathleen Karr
Now armed with rifles, the self-reliant women of the Petticoat Party wagon train continue their journey to Oregon City and face more challenges including a shooting contest with a band of Snake Indians.

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

 

Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse
Thirteen-year-old Nyle learns about relationships and death when fifteen-year-old Ezra, who was exposed to radiation leaked from a nearby nuclear plant, comes to stay at her grandmother's Vermont farmhouse.

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

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

  • Lesson Plan focusing on the use of the Internet to research aspects of nuclear power and nuclear weapons
  • Literature Circle Lesson Scroll down the page. Appalachian State University

 

Pick-Up Sticks by Sarah Ellis
Thirteen-year-old Polly's rebellion against her unmarried, fiercely independendent mother comes to a head when they must find a new apartment.

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

 

Picky Mrs. Pickle by Christine Schneider
After years of wearing only green clothes and eating only pickle foods, picky Mrs. Pickle learns that trying something new can be fun.

 

Pickle Puss by Patricia Reilly Giff
Emily Arrow determines to get the most fish in the library's Fish for a Good Book contest, but she doesn't take into account the equal determination of Dawn Bosco.

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

 

Picnic by Emily Arnold McCully
The littlest mouse disappears on the way to a family outing, temporarily putting a damper on the fun and games.

  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

Picnic at Mudsock Meadow by Patricia Polacco
Having failed to win the pumpkin-carving, pie-eating, and seed-spitting contests, William hopes to impress Hester by winning the Dress-Up Competition.

  • Lesson Ideas include discussion questions and activities. Patricia Polacco

 

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David Adler
Follows the life of the popular president, from his childhood on the frontier to his assassination after the end of the Civil War.

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  • Lesson Plan follows the life of Abraham Lincoln and focuses on previously shown television program, but activities are still relevant to the book. C-Span
  • Lesson Plan focuses on discussing the life of Abraham Lincoln. AskEric

 

A Picture Book of Anne Frank by David Adler
An account of how Anne Frank and her family hid in a secret apartment from the Nazis.

  • Lesson Plan for demonstrating cause and effect though the use of a graphic organizer. Richland County School District (South Carolina)
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt by David Adler
A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.

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  • Lesson Plan follows the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and focuses on previously shown television program, but activities are still relevant to the book. C-Span

 

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David Adler
Biography of the black woman who escaped from slavery to become famous as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

·         Literature Circle Lesson Appalachian State University

 

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Adler
This book is a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fight for civil rights.

 

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David Adler
A biography of the Alabama African-American woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.

·         Activities include making a timeline and resolving problems. TeacherViews

 

Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida
Carrying a photograph of the man she is to marry but has yet to meet, young Hana Omiya arrives in San Francisco, California, in 1917, one of several hundred Japanese "picture brides" whose arranged marriages brought them to America in the early 1900s. 

  • 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

 

A Picture for Harold's Room by Crockett Johnson
With his purple crayon, Harold draws a picture for his room and then becomes part of it.

  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859
 
(Dear America series) by Patricia C. McKissack 
In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.

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·         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

A Picture of Grandmother by Esther Hautzig
A letter inviting Sara's mother and grandmother to come from Poland to America and mentioning a mysterious photograph arouses Sara's curiosity and leads her to discover a family secret.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

The Picture of Morty & Ray by Daniel Pinkwater
Inspired by a movie plot, Morty and Ray paint pictures of each other and then do mean things at school to see if their portraits will become ugly.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Pictures, 1918 by Jeanette Ingold
Coming of age in a rural Texas community in 1918, fifteen-year-old Asia assists in the local war effort, contemplates romance with a local boy, and expands her horizons through her pursuit of photography.

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

 

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 54. North Carolina Children's Book Award

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  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Booktalk Random House
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related websites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Junior Book Awards
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, thematic connections with discussion questions, curriculum connections, and vocabulary. Random House

 

A Piece of Heaven by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Thirteen-year-old Haley holds her life together with the help of good people after her mother suffers a nervous breakdown and her brother is arrested.

 

Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Poems about the four seasons, as reflected in the natural world, are accompanied by photographs of quilts made by the author.

  • Activities include making a quilt on paper or with fabric. Anna Grossnickle Hines
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author information, cross-curricular activities, and related websites. Scroll down the page. Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Video Book Talk Sagebrush

 

Pierre by Maurice Sendak
Young Pierre, whose favorite line is "I don't care!" changes his mind after meeting a hungry lion.

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

 

Pig and Crow by Kay Chorao
Crow tricks Pig by trading him supposedly magic items for food, but in the process Pig discovers the value of hard work, patience, and an appreciation for beauty and joy.

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

 

The Pig in a Wig by Alan MacDonald
Peggoty the pig feels ugly when the other animals tell her she needs fur, a mane, or feathers, but then she sees the farmer's baby and learns that there is also beauty in being hairless.

 

The Pig in the Pond by Martin Waddell
An overheated pig who doesn't swim, throws himself into a pond, throwing the farmyard into an uproar.

  • Activities include a child-created bulletin board. TeacherViews

 

A Pig Is Big by Douglas Florian
Rhyming text explains that cows are bigger than pigs, cars are bigger still, and the universe is the biggest of all. Illustrated by the author.

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

 

Pig Pig Gets a Job by David McPhail
Pig Pig thinks of all the jobs he could get, from cook to auto mechanic, and is enthusiastic about performing similar tasks for his family at home.

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Pig Pig Goes to Camp by David McPhail
Pig Pig finally agrees to go to camp for the summer and has a wonderful
time.

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Pig Pig Grows Up by David McPhail
Only when faced with a dire emergency does Pig Pig finally react like a grown-up and admit he is not a baby any more.

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Pig Pig Rides by David McPhail
Over breakfast, Pig Pig informs his mother about all the wonderful feats he intends to accomplish that day, such as jumping 500 elephants on his motorcycle and driving a rocket to the moon.

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Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
Gritch the witch flies to Old MacDonald's farm for some pigs to make a piggie pie. But when she arrives, she can't find a single porker.

  • Activities Margie Palatini
  • Activities include finding hidden piggies and point of view. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Activities include writing a sequel. TeacherViews

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Piggies by Audrey Wood
Ten little piggies dance on a young child's fingers and toes before finally going to sleep.

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Piggies in a Polka by Kathi Appelt
Pigs dance the night away when a polka band plays at the annual hootenanny.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Piggins by Jane Yolen
During a dinner party, the lights go out and Mrs. Reynard's beautiful diamond necklace is stolen, but Piggins the butler quickly discovers the real thief.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Game of Sort-It based on words with the "ôr" sound in the book changes each time it is accessed. Word List Anne Moncure Elementary School, VA
  • Game of Hangman. Caryn Dingman - Quia

·         Games include matching, concentration, and word search based on spelling words in the book. Word List Caryn Dingman - Quia

 

Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz
A determined young pig gets into a heap of trouble over a puddle of mud that she refuses to leave.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide features science activities. Reading Rainbow

 

Piggybook by Anthony Browne
When Mrs. Piggott unexpectedly leaves one day, her demanding family begins to realize just how much she did for them.

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

 

Piglet in a Playpen (Animal Ark series) by Lucy Daniels
Mandy, the daughter of two veterinarians, hopes to save an undersized piglet from destruction by turning her into a prize-winning pig.

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Piglet's Bath by Kate Spohn
After Piglet plays in the mud, Mother Pig gives her little one a bath.

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

 

The Pigman by Paul Zindel
When John and Lorraine, two high school sophomores, meet Mr. Pignati, they learn his whole sad, zany story.

  • Activities for introducing the book, predicting the plot, symbolism, and developing a play. 
  • Activities for writing a character study. New Zealand Ministry of Education
  • Anticipation Guide with questions to introduce the book. KidReach

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Literature Unit includes introductory activities, vocabulary, and study guide questions.

·         Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston

  • Novel Project for individual and group reading and presentation. KidReach
  • 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 from the publisher. Random House
  • Teaching Guide with chapter summaries, points worth noting, and page references. English Resources

 

Pigs by Gail Gibbons
Examines the basic characteristics, common breeds, intelligence, behavior, life cycle, and uses of pigs.

  • Activities include ideas for language arts, science, math, art, and related web links. Page 29. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

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Pigs by Robert Munsch
Megan thinks pigs are dumb, but they show her! 

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  • Lesson Plan uses a Venn diagram to compare this book to the author's book titled "A Promise Is a Promise."

 

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail
Pigs galore invade a house and have a wonderful party.

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

 

Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud by Lynne Plourde
A feisty grandmother and her family struggle to get an assortment of farm animals out of the road so the family can pass in their T-Model Ford.

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

 

Pigs Go to Market: Fun with Math and Shopping by Amy Axelrod
Concepts of price and quantity enter the picture when Mrs. Pig wins a five-minute shopping spree at the supermarket.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of goods and services. KidEconBooks

 

Pigs on the Ball: Fun with Math and Sports by Amy Axelrod 
The Pig family visits a miniature golf course and learns about shapes, angles, and geometry.

 

Pigs on the Move by Amy Axelrod
After missing their plane, the Pig family has to take a roundabout route to get to visit their cousins in Beantown for Christmas.

  • Activities include ideas for teaching time zones. Trumpet

 

The Pigs' Wedding by Helme Heine
Nothing can spoil the guests' good time at the wedding of Porker and Curlytail...not even rain.

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

 

The Pigs Went Marching Out! by Justin Rigamonti
A dissatisfied pig encourages all the pigs to leave the safety of their pigsty at Farmer Joe's to seek fun and thrills elsewhere, only to return when they experience danger as well.

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

 

Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money by Amy Axelrod
The hungry Pig family learns about money and buying power as they turn the house upside down looking for enough money to buy dinner at the local restaurant.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of trade and money. KidEconBooks
  • Lesson Plan focuses on adding, subtracting, and multiplying amounts of money. Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan focuses on calculating the total amount of money needed for specific items ordered from a given menu of foods. Kansas State University

 

Pigsty by Mark Teague
When Wendell doesn't clean up his room, a whole herd of pigs comes to live with him.

  • Activities include comprehension questions and writing. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan for predicting and writing a new ending to the story. Iowa State University
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for before, during, and after reading with extension ideas. Maleigha R. Viator-UL-Lafayette 

 

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
The author philosophizes on the positive and negative sides of nature while observing life near Tinker Creek, in a valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

  •  Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Writing Prompts based on quotations from the book. TeachersFirst

 

The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern
Introduces the struggles of the Pilgrims during their first year at Plymouth Colony and the events leading to the historic occasion celebrated today.

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  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • WebQuest using several children's books about Thanksgiving. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall 
Chronicles, in text and illustrations, the day-to-day life of the early Pilgrims in the Plimouth Colony.

  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods
  • WebQuest using several children's books about Thanksgiving. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

The Pillow War by Matt Novak
When a brother and sister have a pillow fight to decide which of them will get to sleep with the dog, their battle spills out all over the world.

 

The Piñata Maker by George Ancona
Describes how Don Ricardo, a craftsman from Ejutla de Crespo in southern Mexico, makes piñatas for all the village birthday parties and other fiestas.

·         Activities include links to online art ideas. TeacherViews

 

The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
Three lonely foster children learn to care about themselves and each other.

  • Activities for vocabulary for chapters 10, 11, & 12. Teacher Time Savers
  • Activities for synonyms for chapters 13, 14, & 15. Teacher Time Savers
  • Activity using Kidspiration to study character development. Oswego City, NY, School District

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

  • Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • Lesson Plan includes activities by chapter. Learn NC
  • Lesson Plan includes a activity for before, during, and after reading and a vocabulary activity. Scroll down the page. Glynn County, GA, School System
  • Lesson Plan includes journal questions by chapter, quiz questions, and project ideas. Oswego City, NY, School District
  • Lesson Plan includes writing activities. Mountain Brook, AL, Schools
  • Literature Unit includes activities for comprehension, vocabulary and language development, creative writing, research and art. (A partial unit) Ron LeDuc-Teacher Time Savers
  • Online Quiz ThinkQuest
  • Questions for each chapter. Microsoft Word Document. Batavia City, New York,  School District
  • Questions for comprehension for chapters 4, 5, & 6. Teacher Time Savers
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • WebQuest focuses on family structure. Ben White

 

The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
A farmer and his wife who grow trees to sell for Christmas give their prized, perfect tree to a poor family who cannot afford to pay for it

  • Activities include preparing a tree for a bird. TeacherViews

 

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops. Based on a true story about the author's great-great-grandfather.

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

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  • Lesson Plan uses a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two main characters. Richland County School District (South Carolina)
  • Lesson Plan about making predictions and comparing characters. Part of a webquest. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Literature Circle Lesson   Appalachian State University
  • Literature Plan includes a booktalk, classroom connections, web activities, and more. Salisbury State University
  • Quiz Quia
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather by Jennifer Dussling
Learn all about the weirdest, wackiest, wildest weather ever--and what makes it happen--in this science easy reader. 

  • Activities include ideas to introduce the book and weather experiments. Trumpet

 

Pinky and Rex by James Howe
Rex and her best friend Pinky, each the proud possessor of twenty-seven stuffed animals or dinosaurs, find their visit to the museum and its gift shop complicated by Pinky's little sister Amanda.

  • 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

 

Pinky and Rex and the Double-Dad Weekend by James Howe
Pinky and Rex share a weekend with their fathers camping indoors due to rain.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews

 

Pinky and Rex and the Just-Right Pet by James Howe
Pinky is upset when his family decides to get a cat instead of a dog—but he soon learns to love the new pet.

  • Teaching Plan includes activities for learning about the chapter-book format and developing reading strategies. Scholastic

 

Pinky and Rex and the Mean Old Witch by James Howe
Pinky, Rex, and Amanda plot revenge on the bad-tempered old woman who lives across the street, until Pinky realizes that she is lonely and needs new friends.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews

 

Pinky and Rex and the New Neighbors by James Howe
Rex and her best friend Pinky are upset to learn that their friend and neighbor Mrs. Morgan is moving, and it looks like a family with an obnoxious boy named Ollie is set to move in.

  • 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

 

Pinky and Rex and the Perfect Pumpkin by James Howe
When Rex accompanies Pinky and his relatives on their traditional trip to pick and carve pumpkins, she feels left out because of the jealous behavior of Pinky's cousin Abby.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Pinky and Rex and the School Play by James Howe
Pinky is jealous when his best friend Rex gets the lead in the school play, even though she only tried out to give Pinky moral support.

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

 

Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee by James Howe
Excited about holding onto his position as the best speller in the second grade, Pinky has an embarrassing accident but is cheered up by his best friend Rex.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 13. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Pinky and the Petunias by Esphyr Slobodkina
Much to the neighborhood's disgust, a cat's taste for petunias seems impossible to cure until he meets an angry bee.

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

 

A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse by  Pam Munoz Ryan
Rhyming text explains the different names by which various baby animals are known.

  • Activity about names. Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Activity for a baby-naming contest. Pam Munoz Ryan

 

Pioneer Bear by Joan Sandin
Andrew and his family are excited when a photographer comes to take a picture of their dancing bear, but then Bearly can't be found

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Pioneer Children of Appalachia by Joan Anderson
Text and photographs from a living history village in West Virginia recreate the pioneer life of young people in Appalachia in the early nineteenth century.

 

A Pioneer Christmas: Celebrating in the Backwoods in 1841 by Barbara Greenwood
In 1841, a pioneer family festively prepares for Christmas and eagerly awaits the arrival of their cousin and his pregnant wife, but their excitement turns to worry when a winter storm arrives with no sign of their very special guests.

 

The Pioneers by Marie and Douglas Gorsline
Depicts the hardships of the pioneers as they made their way westward from Missouri across the prairie and over the mountains to the Pacific coast.

  • Activities include map skills and vocabulary. TeacherViews

 

Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren
The adventures of the strongest girl in the world, who takes her two friends with her when she travels from Sweden to visit her father, king of an island in the South Seas.

 

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
A lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village have lots of escapades.

 

Pirate Pearl by Phoebe Gilman
Pearl is a swashbuckling pirate girl, sailing the seven seas and giving away treasure as fast as she can steal it.

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

 

Pirate School by Cathy and Mark Dubowski
At Pirate School, Pete learns to act like a pirate and fight it out, but when he and a classmate find the treasure at the same time, pirate rules don't seem to work.

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Pirates: A Nonfiction Companion to Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Research Guide series) by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie uncover facts about what pirates were really like. 

 

Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
At Camp Lone Wolf, the Bailey kids suspect that the camp director is a werewolf. What's more, the newest member of the camp staff, Captain Teach, thinks he's a pirate.

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

·         Critical Analysis Response Guide with writing activities. Microsoft Word Document. Batavia City, New York,  School District

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

 

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House series) by Mary Pope Osborne
The magic treehouse whisks Jack and Annie back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps, hidden gold, and nasty pirates.

  • 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.

·         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 online and printable questions and activities for each chapter and a vocabulary quiz. Mountain City, TN, Elementary School
  • Literature Circle Lesson Scroll down the page. Appalachian State University

 

The Pizza Monster by Marjorie and Mitchell Sharmat
Wealthy secret agent Olivia Sharp helps depressed Duncan find a friend.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District

·         Game of Sort-It with words with double consonants in the book changes each time it is accessed. Word List Anne Moncure Elementary School, VA

  • Game of Hangman. Caryn Dingman - Quia

·         Games include matching, concentration, and word search based on spelling words in the book. Word List Caryn Dingman - Quia

 

A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky
A collection of humorous poetry on a variety of topics.

  • Activities for poem in the book and poetry writing. TeacherViews
  • Activities include ideas for home and classroom and a related book list. Scroll to page 10. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Book Project features writing poetry. A Read Across America Project featuring Washington. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

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A Place Called Freedom by Scott Russell Sanders
After being set free from slavery in 1832, young James Starman and his family journey from Tennessee to Indiana to start a new life and over the years they are joined by so many blacks that they start their own town.

  • Activities include writing and drawing. Scroll down the page. Georgia Children's Literature Book Awards
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center

 

A Place for Joey by Carol Flynn Harris
A family of Italian immigrants in twentieth-century Boston work hard to attain their dream of owning a farm in the country, but their son Joey cannot bear to leave the city.

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

 

The Place of Lions by Eric Campbell
When the plane flying Chris and his father crashes on the Serengeti Plain, Chris sets out to find help and finds that his journey is paralleled by that of an aging lion.

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

 

A Place to Call Home by  Jackie French Koller
Caring for her two younger siblings after their unreliable mother abandons them, fifteen-year-old Anna discovers the difficulties of trying to be a parent.

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

 

A Place Where the Sea Remembers by Sandra Beníte
Short interrelated narratives depict the triumphs and tragedies of common people—a flower-seller, a healer, a fisherman, a teacher, a midwife, and others.

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

 

Places I Never Meant to Be by Judy Blume
A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past.

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

 

Places in Time: A New Atlas of American History by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley
A historical atlas of America based on twenty sites of historical importance.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a summary and activities related to history. Houghton Mifflin

 

The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton
Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester.

 

The Plant That Ate the Dirty Socks by Nancy McArthur
Norman is always fighting to keep his half of the bedroom spotless and free from the mess on Michael's half. Then the appearance of two giant plants that eat litter solves the problem for a short while.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District

 

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

  • Activities include planting seeds and creating a book. TeacherViews
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

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

 

Plants That Never Ever Bloom by Ruth Heller
Brief rhyming text and illustrations present a variety of plants that do not flower but propagate by means of spores, seeds, and cones.

 

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia, who knows very little about baseball, stands in for a sick player during a game.

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

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 24. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Play-by-Play: A Soccer Story  by Mel Glenn
Jeremy hates playing any sport with his friend Lloyd until they learn how to play soccer

 

Players by Joyce Sweeney 
Eighteen-year-old Corey sees a threat to his dream of winning the basketball championship when he discovers that the new player on his team is a girl-stealing, friend-framing, team-destroying force of evil.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, booktalk, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Booktalk Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

 

Playing for Keeps by Joan Lowery Nixon
On a Caribbean cruise, sixteen-year-old Rosie meets a teenage Cuban baseball player seeking political asylum in the United States and tries to help him escape a charge of murder.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

·         Lesson Plan includes an annotation, information about the author, realia, food, and curriculum connections. Scroll down to page 6. Sunshine State Young Reader's Award

 

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee
A toddler's antics keep his mother busy as she tries to feed him, watch him on the playground, give him a bath, and put him to bed.

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

 

Please, Malese! by Amy MacDonald
Using his tricky ways, Malese takes advantage of his neighbors, until they catch on, after which he manages to pull an even bigger trick on them.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Amy MacDonald

 

Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech
Nine-year-old Dennis, who father and uncle died within a year of each other, is visited by the ghost of his uncle, and together they settle some unfinished business.

  • Lesson Plan for developing a literature circle using the book.

 

Pocahontas by Joseph Bruchac
Told from the viewpoints of Pocahontas and John Smith, describes their lives in the context of the encounter between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists of 17th century Jamestown, Virginia.

 

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman 
A toy bear who wants a pocket for himself searches for one in a laundromat.

  • Activities include multiple choice questions. TeacherViews
  • Activity Sheet for before, during, and after reading. First Book
  • Extension Activity includes using a envelope for a pocket and developing clues. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

A Pocket Full of Seeds by Marilyn Sachs
During World War II in occupied France, a young Jewish girl returns from an overnight visit with a friend to find her family has disappeared.

 

A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill 
A boy takes his pet cricket to school where it first disturbs the class with its chirping, but then becomes the show-and-tell attraction.

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A Pocketful of Poems by Nikki Grimes
Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city.

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

 

Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll
Includes poems written by Lewis Carroll.

  • Activities includes ideas for writing poetry. Trumpet

 

Poinsettia and the Firefighter by Felicia Bond
Lonely and afraid of the dark in her new room, Poinsettia Pig is comforted when she discovers that the fire fighters are awake and keep watch during the night.

  • Activities include a crossword puzzle, computer project, vocabulary,  onomatopoeia words, and related web links.
  • Crossword Puzzle for words containing the /ôr/ sound.

 

Poison Place by Mary E. Lyons
A former slave named Moses reminisces about his famous owner, Charles Willson Peale, and the intrigue surrounding Peale's son's suspicious death.

 

A Poke in the I by Paul Janeczko
Thirty poems which have their text arranged to startle the reader.

 

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper.

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  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Templates to use for puppets, coloring pages, and felt boards. DLTK
  • WebQuest for recognizing animals and sounds.
  • WebQuest includes using the Internet to research bears. Teacher Exchange

 

Polar Bears by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Describes the physical characteristics, diet, natural habitat, and life cycle of polar bears.

  • WebQuest to learn about polar bears and Antarctica. Bowling Green State University 
  • WebQuest about polar bears and Antarctica with a scavenger hunt sheet. Bowling Green State University 

 

Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House series) by Mary Pope Osborne
Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to the Arctic, where a polar bear leads them onto very thin ice.

  • Lesson Plan includes online and printable questions and activities for each chapter and a vocabulary quiz. Mountain City, TN, Elementary School
  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities and curriculum connections. Random House

 

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • Activities include vocabulary ideas, questions, and games. Teaching Heart
  • Activities include ideas for math, music, and art. Scroll down the page.
  • Activities that include grammar use.
  • Activity to teach point of view.

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  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. Two Units. University of North Carolina
  • Lesson Plan includes a story summary review utilizing Bloom’s higher-order questioning techniques. Apple Learning Interchange
  • Lesson Plan includes cross-curricular ideas. Learn NC
  • Lesson Plan with web links and interdisciplinary activities. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan with simple activities.
  • Lesson Plan includes activities for sharing, a counting game, and writing about wishes. Kinder Themes
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Math Worksheet with problems to solve that go along with the book. MathStories
  • Mini Unit with activities. Easy Fun School
  • Online Quiz ThinkQuest New York City

 

Polar, The Titanic Bear by Daisy Corning Stone Spedden
The true story of a toy bear that survived the Titanic disaster told from the bear's point of view.

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Pompeii...Buried Alive by Edith Kunhardt
A simple retelling of the fateful days in 79 A.D. when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the people in the ancient town of Pompeii perished.

  • Activities include multiple choice questions and cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan using the guided reading technique. Deb Smith

 

The Pond Book by Karen Dawe
A field guide to more than forty species of pond creatures explains how each contributes to the pond's ecosystem.

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

 

Pond Year by Kathryn Lasky
Two young girls enjoy playing and exploring in the nearby pond where they discover tadpoles, insects, wildflowers in the summer, and a place to ice skate in the winter.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews

 

Popcorn by Frank Asch
Sam Bear invites his friends to an impromptu Halloween party and asks them to bring a treat. 

  • Activities include curriculum connections about the senses. TeacherViews

 

The Popcorn Book  by Tomie dePaola
Presents a variety of facts about popcorn and includes two recipes.

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Popcorn: Poems by James Stevenson
A collection of short poems with such titles as "Popcorn," "Driftwood," and "My New Bird Book."

  • Activities include ideas for each poem. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System

 

The Popcorn Shop (Hello Reader series) by Alice Low
To keep up with demand, Popcorn Nell buys a very large popping machine, but when it pops day and night, it makes more than enough popcorn! 

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  • Literature Unit features a discussion guide and writing prompt. Scholastic

 

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
When her older brother is killed, Joan, a rebellious ninth-century woman, assumes his identity, enters a monastery and becomes a great Christian scholar, eventually attaining the throne of Pope.

 

Poppa's New Pants by Angela Shelf Medearis
Poppa finds a pair of lovely pants, only six inches too long, but Grandma Tiny, Big Momma, and Aunt Viney are all too tired to hem them before church.

 

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton the pig makes a friend, reads a library book about adventure, and helps a sick friend get better.

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Poppleton and Friends by Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton the pig goes to the beach, solves a lint mystery, and learns that friends are the secret to a long life.

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  • Internet Workshop about caring as a companion to the "Grapefruit" story in the book. Scott Foresman
  • Lesson Plan using the guided reading technique for the "Grapefruit" story. Deb Smith
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Poppleton Everyday by Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton the pig goes stargazing, tries out a new bed before he buys it, and goes sailing for the first time.

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Poppleton in Spring by Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton the pig does some spring cleaning, tries to buy a bicycle, and stays up all night in a tent in his backyard.

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

 

Poppy by Avi
Poppy, a deer mouse, urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

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Poppy and Rye by Avi
When their home next to a brook is destroyed by beavers, a large family of golden mice is aided by Poppy the deer mouse and her grumpy porcupine friend, who in the process forges a relationship with the son he had abandoned. 

  • 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

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.

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Porcupining by Lisa Wheeler
After a series of rejections, a lonely porcupine finds true love with a prickly hedgehog.

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

 

Possum Magic by Mem Fox
When Grandma Poss's magic turns Hush invisible, the two possums take a culinary tour of Australia to find the food that will make her visible once more.

  • Activities include numerous cross-curriculum ideas including poetry word banks and studying Australia. TeacherViews
  • Activities include writing, questions, and more. Brisbane Adventist College-Australia
  • Book Rap includes student activities, teacher resources, and recipes from the book. 
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Reading Comprehension Worksheet Teachnology
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods
  • Worksheet for a cloze paragraph. Teachnology

 

Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter
Possum awakes one autumn evening and decides to invite his animal friends to a party to celebrate the beautiful harvest moon one last time before the long winter.

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

 

The Post Office Book by Gail Gibbons
A step-by-step description of what happens to mail from the time it is deposited in the mailbox to its arrival at its destination. Also includes brief historical facts about mail service in the United States.

  • Activities include writing letters. TeacherViews

 

Postcards from Pluto-A Tour of the Solar System by: Loreen Leedy
Dr. Quasar gives a group of children a tour of the solar system, describing each of the planets from Mercury to Pluto.

  • Activities include links for research and a game. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan for creating a postcard describing a planet.

 

The Pot That Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel
A cumulative rhyme summarizes the life's work of renowned Mexican potter, Juan Quezada.

 

Potluck by Anne Shelby
Alpha and Betty have a potluck and all their friends (Acton to Zelda ) bring appropriate alphabetical food.

  • Activity related to the alphabet. Nancy Polette
  • Lesson Plan for associating beginning sounds and letters. Richland County School District (South Carolina)

 

The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah  by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Tells stories of a world in which miracles abound, love triumphs, and faith prevails.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

The Power of Un by Nancy Etchemendy
Gib Finney, given a device that will let him erase mistakes from the past, is not sure which event from the worst day of his life he should change in order to keep his sister from being hit by a truck.

  • Activities include questions and writing. Golden Sower Award
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Discussion Guide includes a book talk, discussion questions and activities. Nutmeg Children's Book Award

 

Practically Perfect Pajamas by Erik Brooks
Percy gives up his beloved footed pajamas after the other polar bears tease him about them, but then he realizes how useful they were.

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

 

A Prairie Boy's Winter by William Kurelek
Text and twenty color paintings depict the rigors and simple pleasures of winter on the prairies during the stark 1930s.

 

Prairie Dog Pioneers by Jo Harper
Because Mae Dean misinterprets her father's actions while journeying to their new home on the Texas prairie, she begins to feel that he doesn't care for her anymore.

 

Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad
Louisa's life in a loving pioneer family on the Nebraska prairie is altered by the arrival of a new doctor and his beautiful, tragically frail wife.

  • Book Project features writing about life during the time period of the story. A Read Across America Project featuring Nebraska. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

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

 

Prairie Train by Marsha Wilson Chall
A young girl experiences the thrill of her first train ride when she takes the Great Northern from the country to visit her grandmother in the city.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Preacher’s Boy by Katherine Patterson
In 1899, ten-year-old Robbie, son of a preacher in a small Vermont town, gets himself into all kinds of trouble when he decides to give up being Christian in order to make the most of his life before the end of the world.

  • Activities include specific curriculum connections. South Carolina Association of School Librarians

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Prehistoric Animals by Peter Zallinger
Drawings and brief text describe a variety of prehistoric animals.

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Preposterous: Poems of Youth  selected by Paul B. Janeczko
An anthology of poetry about being a teenager and adolescent problems and concerns.

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

 

Presenting Horace P. Tuttle, Magican Extraordinaire by Christine Schneider
A magician and his assistants are not happy working together, but find that things do not go well when they are apart.

 

The President Has Been Shot! by Rebecca C. Jones
True stories of the attacks on ten U. S. presidents.

  • Activities include interdisciplinary ideas and thought-provokers. Childrenslit.com

 

Prey by Michael Crichton
A cloud of nanoparticles programmed as a predator and capable of self-reproduction escapes from a Nevada laboratory and makes the human population its target.

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

  • Novel Guide with theme openers, cross curricular activities, and research assignments. McDougal Littell
  •  Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Study Guide includes pre- and post-reading questions and activities, graphic organizers, assessment instruments, related media links and readings, and reproducible worksheets. Glencoe Literature Library

 

Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente by Paul Robert Walker
A biography of the baseball superstar from Puerto Rico who, before his untimely death in a 1972 airplane crash, was noted for his achievements on and off the baseball field.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Vocabulary Quizzes include matching, concentration, flashcards, and word search. Quia-Kathy Farley

 

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (Illustrated by Marianna Mayer)
A simplified retelling of the Mark Twain classic in which young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places and each learns something about the other's very different station in life.

  • Activity about changing places. Scroll down the website. Nancy Polette

 

Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia series) by C. S. Lewis
Four children help Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts to free Narnia from evil.

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·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

  • Quiz Fact Monster 

 

Prince Cinders by Babette Cole
A fairy grants a small, skinny prince a change in appearance and the chance to go to the Palace Disco.

  • Lesson Plan for teaching inferential comprehension and  predicting outcomes. Lesson Plans Page

 

Prince Nautilus by Laura Krauss Melmed
A fisherman's two daughters, one vain and lazy, the other generous and brave, set out to help a prince who has been imprisoned in a seashell.

  • Activities include comparing fairy tales. TeacherViews

 

The Prince of Butterflies by Bruce Coville
When surrounded by thousands of butterflies, eleven-year-old John becomes transformed into one of them and finds his entire life altered because of this experience.

 

The Prince of Tarn by Hazel Hutchins
Fred wakes up at midnight on his eleventh birthday to find the Prince of Tarn, a character from a story his mother wrote for him before she died, standing in his bedroom and must find a way to send the Prince back to his own world and save the Kingdom of Tarn.

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

 

Princess by Ted Staunton
Mary Beth doesn't find performance exciting like her mother and would rather be drawing, wearing jeans and owning a horse.

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

 

Princess Bun Bun by Richard Scrimger
Winifred and her family go to visit her Uncle Dave who lives in Castle Apartments, where her baby sister, Bun Bun, wanders off onto an elevator.

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

 

The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

 

The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries series) by Meg Cabot
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

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

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Princess Furball by Charlotte Huck
A princess in a coat of a thousand furs hides her identity from a king who falls in love with her.

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  • Lesson Plan includes following directions, participating in discussions, identifying and using compound words and becoming familiar with fantasy literature. Alternative Parenting
  • Lesson Plan comparing the book to other versions of Cinderella. Donalyn Vaughn
  • Quiz with jumbled words. Quia
  • Quiz for alphabetical order. Quia
  • Quiz using math. Quia
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water by Verna Aardema
King Gorilla decrees that no one may marry his daughter until a suitor strong enough to consume a barrel of strange, intoxicating water is found.

 

Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries series) by Meg Cabot
In a series of humorous diary entries, a New York City ninth grader agonizes over her love life, final exams, and future role as the princess of Genovia.

 

Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries series) by Meg Cabot
Mia, the fourteen-year-old New York City-raised heir to the throne of the tiny European country of Genovia, manages to alienate her best friend, her family, and her soon-to-be-subjects in the space of one national primetime interview.

 

Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot
Princess Mia is introduced to her Genovian subjects, and more importantly, she goes out on a date.

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Princess Pooh by Kathleen M. Muldoon
Jealous of her invalid sister's royal treatment as she sits in her wheelchair, Patty Jean tries out the conveyance and discovers life in a wheelchair is no fun at all.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities, spelling, and vocabulary.

 

Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole
Not wishing to marry any of her royal suitors, Princess Smartypants
devises difficult tasks at which they all fail, until the multitalented Prince Swashbuckle appears. 

  • Activities for before, during, and after reading. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the illustrations. Lesson Plans Page

 

The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine
In this humorous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea," Lorelei must pass many difficult tests in order to prove that she is a true princess and win the hand of Prince Nicholas.

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

 

The Principal from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
The only thing scarier than having to go the principal's office is finding out that the principal is the former "Teacher from the Black Lagoon!"

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

 

The Principal's New Clothes by Stephanie Calmenson
In this version of the Andersen tale the vain principal of P.S. 88 is persuaded by two tailors that they will make him an amazing, one-of-a-kind suit that will be visible only to intelligent people who are good at their jobs.

  • Activities include dressing the principal. TeacherViews

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  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, activities for home and classroom, and a booklist. Scroll down to page 6. Vocabulary list on page 25. Memphis, TN, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Reader's Theater Reading Lady

 

The Printer's Apprentice by Stephen Krensky
In 1735 in New York City, a young printer's apprentice learns about the importance of freedom of speech when the printer Peter Zenger is arrested and tried for writing articles criticizing the government.

 

Probably Pistachio by Stuart Murphy
Readers are introduced to the concept of probability in a story about a boy who has a day in which nothing goes right.

 

Probably Still Nick Swansen by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Sixteen-year-old learning-disabled Nick struggles to endure a life in which the other kids make fun of him, he has to take special classes, his date for the prom makes an excuse not to go with him, and he is haunted by the memory of his older sister who drowned while he was watching.

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

 

Project Princess (The Princess Diaries series) by Meg Cabot
Princess Mia and her friends volunteer to build a house for the less fortunate during their spring break.

·         Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

The Promise by Jackie French Koller
When his Labrador retriever survives a bear-mauling on Christmas Eve, Matt is convinced that her recovery is a miracle sent by his mother from heaven.

 

A Promise Is a Promise by Robert Munsch
When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them.

  • Lesson Plan uses a Venn diagram to compare this book to the author's book titled "Pigs." Lesson Plans Page

 

Promises to Keep by Susan Wojciechowski
Eighth-grader Patty Dillman makes a New Year's resolution to become friends with the popular and rich Penni Pendelton.

  • Lesson Plan includes discussion topics and activities. Susan Wojcieckowski

 

The Protester's Song (Misfits, Inc series) by  Mark Dellaney
After a suspicious accident, Bugle Point High School's Misfits decide to investigate a local singer that they think might be connected to the killings at Kent State back during the Vietnam War.

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

 

Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven
When his older green brother suggests that he collect things, Ernst, a young blue crocodile, comes up with an unusual choice: puddles.

 

Puff...Flash...Bang by Gail Gibbons
Describes ways people say things to each other without using spoken or written words such as beacon fires, hand signals, alarms, and flags.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities, spelling, and vocabulary.

 

The Puffins Are Back! by Gail Gibbons
A simple introduction to the physical characteristics, life cycle, and natural environment of the puffins living off the coast of Maine.

·         Lesson Guide includes theme, vocabulary, strategies and skills, and activities, Scroll down to page 24. Dakota Valley, ND, Public Schools

 

The Pumpkin Blanket by Deborah Turney Zagwyn
A little girl sacrifices her beloved blanket to save the pumpkins in the garden from frost.

  • Activities include sharing ideas and art. TeacherViews

 

The Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levinson
Rhyming text and photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest, to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again.

 

Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming
Simple rhymes describe the sights, sounds, and smells of Halloween.

 

The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King
Text and photographs describe the activities in a pumpkin patch, as pink-colored seeds become fat pumpkins, ready to be carved into jack-o'-lanterns.

 

Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
Jamie plants a pumpkin seed and, after watching it grow, carves it, and saves some seeds to plant in the spring.

  • Activities include 10 math ideas.
  • Activities feature math ideas including circumference and vertical lines. TeacherViews
  • Activity for following directions. A to Z Teacher Stuff
  • Extension Activity includes planting seeds.Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan features literacy and cross-curricular activities.
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

The Pumpkin Runner by Marsha Diane Arnold
An Australian sheep rancher who eats pumpkins for energy enters a race from Melbourne to Sydney, despite people laughing at his eccentricities.

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

 

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
The Cat and the Squirrel come to blows with the Duck in arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup, and they almost lose the Duck's friendship when he decides to leave them.

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

 

Pumpkins: A Story for a Field by Mary Lyn Ray 
 A man harvests and sells a bountiful crop of pumpkins so that he will be able to preserve the field from developers.

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

 

Pumpkins from the Sky? (Cobtown series) by Julia Van Nutt
A child's great-great-grandmother's diary reveals the story behind a fallen elm tree, "rescued" pumpkins, and an unusual pig who saves the Cobtown Harvest Festival in 1845.

 

The Pup Speaks Up by Anna Jane Hays
After Bo and Pal, his silent new puppy, go for a walk and hear the various sounds of animals and objects around them, Pal finally speaks up.

  • Activity related to early reading. Scroll down the page. Random House

 

The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer
When Petey the puppy decides that he wants a boy for Christmas, he discovers that he must go out and find one on his own.

  • Activities include graphing and visiting a website. TeacherViews

 

Pure Dead Magic by Debi Gliori
The Strega-Borgia children, their mysterious new nanny, and a giant tarantula use magic and actual trips through the Internet to bring peace to their Scottish castle after the childrens' father is kidnapped.

 

Pure Dead Wicked by Debi Gliori
The Strega-Borgia children accidentally create 500 clones of themselves at the same time that the roof on their Scottish castle falls in, attracting evil contractors who want their home.

 

Purple Climbing Days by Patricia Reilly Giff
With the help of the meanest substitute teacher in the whole school, Richard "Beast" Best learns a lesson about fear.

  • Activities for before, during, and after reading. TeacherViews

 

The Purple Coat by Amy Hest
Every year Gabby’s grandfather, a tailor, makes her a new blue coat. Despite her mother’s reminder that “navy blue is what you always get,” Gabby begs her grandfather to make her a beautiful purple fall coat.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

 

Purple Hair? I Don't Care! by Dianne Young
Even when the doctor tells her that it might have purple hair, yellow eyes, green skin, and blue wings, Della Ragon is sure she will love her baby.

 

Purrrrr by Pat Cummings
The kitty won't go to Granny's house, play in the park, or go to the beach because he only wants to sleep.

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

 

The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill
A satire on modern city life depicting an outbreak of war between truck drivers and pushcart peddlers.

  • Lesson Plan with questions and activities by chapter. Ottawa-Carleton Catholic Schools
  • Lesson Plan includes reproducible response journal and comprehension activity. Oswego, NY, School District
  • WebQuest Kyrene, AR, School District

 

Puss in Boots by Marcia Brown
A poor young man gains a fortune and meets a beautiful princess when his cat, the clever Puss, outwits an evil giant.

  • Activities include exercises with nouns and verbs. TeacherViews
  • Activities include puppets and a book report. TeacherViews

 

Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
A large, spotted animal discovers he really belongs in a circus, not a zoo.

  • Activities include learning about differences and an animal coloring book. TeacherViews

 

Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief (Third-Grade Detectives series) by George Stanley
Todd uses clues from earwax and a pink handkerchief in order to discover which of his schoolmates has been in his treehouse.

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

 

Puzzlers by Suse MacDonald
Offers a parade of playful animals, ranging from a wacky monkey to a strutting peacock, made of numbers.

 

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Henry Higgins, an upper-middle-class gentleman of leisure, transforms Eliza Doolittle, a member of the working poor, by training her in language and manners.

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

 

Pyramid by David Macaulay
Text and black-and-white illustrations follow the intricate step-by-step process of the building of an ancient Egyptian pyramid.

  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. San Diego County Office of Education
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center