Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
Thematic and curriculum connections for picture books, beginning readers, and middle grade books. Prepared by educators, these guides are designed to excite students about literature while saving you valuable lesson preparation time. Browse below by title, author, grade, or theme—or use the search box on the right for a general guide search.
It's hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering the first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma—people...Download Resource
A fascinating book about the history and culture of China.
The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons...
A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.
A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...
Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature...Download Resource
DO YOU HAVE what it takes to be an astronaut? Meghan McCarthy blasts readers off to astronaut school in her new, young, nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the “Vomit Comet” and learn how...Download Resource
It can be inspirational for children to learn about the heroic deeds of others—even dogs! These four books feature canines from both past and present that have braved treacherous terrain, endured extreme...Download Resource
A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
"Forceful and iconic," raved Publishers Weekly in a starred review. This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time...
MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued...Download Resource
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book
Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces...
What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and...Download Resource
A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team
Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending...