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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.

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By: Carl Hiaasen

From Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen comes this New York Times bestseller set in Florida's Everglades in which an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute...

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Seuss in the Classroom Educator Guide

By: Dr. Seuss
Guide prepared by: Nance S. Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor of Literacy Education, State University of New York at Cortland.

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Shabanu, Haveli, and The House of Djinn Educator Guide

The Newbery Honor winner about a heroic Pakistani girl that The Boston Globe called “Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.” 

Life is both sweet and cruel...

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Shredderman Guide

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba.

Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can’t keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd.
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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Educators’ Guide

By: Jen Bryant

The inspiring story of a blind boy so determined to read he invented his own alphabet.
Louis Braille lost his sight at age five, but he was a clever boy and determined to live as others did. What...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

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...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms Educator Guide

By: Marianne Malone

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...

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Skink–No Surrender Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Carl Hiaasen
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant

Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender.
 
A National Book Award Longlist Selection
 
When your...

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Sky Jumpers Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Peggy Eddleman

Escape one danger. Jump into another. . . .
 
“Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message—that it’s...

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The Sleepy Little Alphabet

By: Judy Sierra
illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

A fun read-aloud for little ones who are learning their ABCs.

It's sleepy time in Alphabet Town. But the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they need—or want—to...

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The Smell of Other People’s Houses Educators’ Guide (Includes CCSS Correlations)

By: Guide prepared by Wendy Glenn

Four vivid voices, native and white, tell their intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation in 1970s Alaska. Ruth misses her father, killed long ago in a plane crash; now, at 16,...

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Snowflakes Fall Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Patricia MacLachlan
illustrated by: Steven Kellogg

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures...

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The Sons of Liberty #1

By: Alexander and Joseph Lagos
Illustrated by: Steve Walker and Oren Kramek

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Spring/Summer 2013 Storytime Kit

Do you want to be in a band? Well, here's how! First, bug your two older sisters to start a band, and then beg them to join. (It helps if they already know how to sing and play guitar.) Then there are...

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Step Into Reading: Nonfiction Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, author and reading specialist

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Stone Rider Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: David Hofmeyr
Guide Prepared by: Marianne Follis, a youth services librarian at Valley Ranch (Ivring) Public Library near Dallas, TX

Only the strongest will survive in this cross between the cult classic Mad Max movies, The Outsiders, and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. This inventive novel blends adrenaline-fueled action with an...

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Summer Reading Brochure

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 ...

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The Swamps of Sleethe

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Jimmy Pickering

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Sylvan Learning Workbook Pages for 1st Graders

By: Sylvan Learning

Bonus $10 discount coupon off your child’s Skills Assessment at a Sylvan Learning Center with the purchase of every Sylvan Workbook!

First Grade Reading Skill Builders will give your child...

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Sylvan Learning Workbook Pages for 2nd Graders

By: Sylvan Learning

Receive a bonus $10 discount coupon off your child’s Skills Assessment at a Sylvan Learning Center with the purchase of every Sylvan Workbook!

Sylvan’s Second Grade Reading Skill...

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Sylvan Learning Workbook Pages for 3rd Graders

By: Sylvan Learning

A solid foundation in spelling not only prepares third-graders for academic success– it makes them stronger readers. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook...

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Sylvan Learning Workbook Pages for 4th Graders

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Sylvan Learning Workbook Pages for 5th Graders

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Sylvan Learning Workbook Pages for Kindergarteners

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