Downloadable Materials

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Reader's Guides

3, 2, 1, GO!: An I Like to Read® Book, Level G
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
First novel! Questions for discussion.

An Interview with Betty Ren Wright
Exclusive Interview with the author of Christina’s Ghost and The Dollhouse Murders!

Betsy Byars / A BLOSSOM PROMISE: A Blossom Family Book #4
A Readers’ Guide with Discussion Questions, An Interview with Betsy Byars, and Writing Tips from the Author!

Betsy Byars / THE BLOSSOMS AND THE GREEN PHANTOM: A Blossom Family Book #3
A Reader’s Guide with Discussion Questions, An Interview with Betsy Byars, and Writing Tips from the Author!

Betsy Byars / THE BLOSSOMS MEET THE VULTURE LADY: A Blossom Family Book #2
A Reader’s Guide with Discussion Questions, An Interview with Betsy Byars, and Writing Tips from the Author!

Betsy Byars / WANTED…MUD BLOSSOM: A Blossom Family Book #5
A Readers’ Guide with Discussion Questions, An Interview with Betsy Byars, and Writing Tips from the Author!

BOBBY LEE CLAREMONT AND THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT
Lesson plan featuring Instructional Standards.

THE CARBON DIARIES 2015 and THE CARBON DIARIES 2017
Questions for discussion of both titles, plus links to further reading.

THE CARBON DIARIES 2015
A Readers’ Guide to accompany the riveting ecothriller – with discussion questions and links to explore further and get involved.

Debut Novels Reading Group Guide

DESERT DARK
Reading Group Guide featuring Instructional Standards, Questions for Discussion and Classroom Activities.

END OF THE LINE, THE
First novel! Questions for discussion, curriculum connections, and web links to learn about the Iraq war and youth violence.

FIGHTING FOR DONTAE
Discussion Guide and about the author.

Here in Harlem
Reading Group Guide

HEY 13!
Discussion Guide for HEY 13! – a collection of short stories by critically acclaimed writer Gary Soto.

HIDING DINOSAURS: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

I CAN RUN: An I Like to Read® Book, Level A
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

I HUG: An I Like to Read® Book, Level A
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

I LIKE THE FARM: An I Like to Read® Book, Level A
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

INCREDIBLE CHARLOTTE SYCAMORE, THE
Questions for discussion and further exploration Into the Classroom.

LOOK OUT, MOUSE!: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

NAKED MOLE RAT LETTERS, THE
Features questions for further discussion and a behing-the-scenes look at the novel with author Mary Amato.

New Voices
7 Novels, 7 New Voices, 7 Incredible Stories. From family relationships to historical adventures, from gritty tales of survival and war to hilarious coming-of-age experiences—we have a book for every reader! Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro by Amy Axelod Possum Summer by Jen K. Blom Alice in Time by Penelope Bush The Price of Loyalty by Mike Castan The End of the Line by Angela Cerrito Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace All the World’s a Stage: A Novel in Five Acts by Gretchen Woelfle, illustrated by Thomas Cox

OUT OF SHADOWS
First novel! Questions for discussion.

PARCHED
Guide featuring questions for classroom discussion and suggestions for further exploration.

POSSUM SUMMER
First novel! Questions for discussion, curriculum connections, and web links to learn more about the Iraq war, possums, and more!

RACING CALIFORNIA
Discussion questions and more!

RODENT RASCALS
Lesson plan featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.

SEEKING CASSANDRA
Author study on SEEKING CASSANDRA author, Lutricia Clifton.

SEVEN SECOND DELAY
Guide featuring questions for classroom discussion and suggestions for further exploration.

SHEEP WON’T SLEEP: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s
Educator’s guide featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.

SPLICED
Readers Guide with discussion questions.

SUPER WOMEN: SIX SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
Educator’s Guide featuring Instructional Standards.

THE BIG FIB: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

The Devil’s Intern Series
Reader’s Guide featuring questions for discussion, classroom activities and more for THE DEVIL’S INTERN and THE DEVIL’S DREAMCATCHER.

The Movie Selma and Because They Marched: A Comparison
Discussion Guide

THE UNDOING OF THISTLE TATE
Reader's Guide with discussion questions.

VIETNAM Bonus Discussion Guide
Linking VIETNAM: A HISTORY OF THE WAR by Russell Freedman with THE VIETNAM WAR: A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

VIVA, ROSE!
Educator’s Guide featuring Instructional Standards.

WHERE I BELONG
Discussion guide for the book – prints two to a page – one for you and one to share!

YOUR FRIEND IN FASHION, ABBY SHAPIRO
First novel! Questions for discussion, curriculum connections, and web links to learn about Jackie Kennedy, JFK, and more!