Activities & Downloadables

Books are organized alphabetically:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


A

Above All Else

Discussion Guide

 

Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective

Activity Kit
Word search, maze, and classroom mystery activities

 

After Gandhi

Find out about the history of nonviolent resistance and Gandhi's enduring legacy.

Discussion/Activity Guide

 

Aggie and Ben

How To Draw Aggie

 

Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call

Discussion & Activity Guide

 

Alfred's Book of Monsters

Make-a-Monster Activity Sheets

 

Alice & Greta

Activity Kit

 

Alice In Pastaland

Excerpt from Pasta Math Problem Solving
This supplement describes activities to do after reading the book that connect math and literature.

 

Alice In Wonderland

Party Kit

 

All About Color

Series Activity Guide

 

All About Nothing

Series Activity Guide

 

Amelia to Zora

Discussion and Activity Guide
A helpful guide of activities, comprehension questions, and vocabulary to enhance classroom discussion and reading.

 

Animals Black and White

Discussion and Activity Guide
Discussion of animal characteristics followed by a game of 20 questions.

 

Apples

Apple Pie Recipe

 

Archie Celebrates Diwali

Activity Kit

Discussion Guide

 

Around the World in a Bathtub

Activity Kit

 

At Home In Her Tomb

Discussion & Activity Guide

 

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B

Bábo

Activity Kit

 

Baby Loves Science! Series

Activity Guide

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! Discussion Guide

Baby Loves Quarks! Discussion Guide

Baby Loves Political Science: Democracy! Activity Kit

Baby Loves Political Science: Democracy! Stickers

Baby Loves The Five Senses Activity Kit

Baby Loves Holidays with Science Activity Kit

 

Baby's First Book of Birds & Colors

Coloring Sheets

 

Baby's Firsts

Activity Kit

 

Bad Girls

Readers' Theater

Discussion Guide

Excerpt

 

Bamboo People

Discussion and Activity Guide
Download this Discussion and Activity Guide for use in the classroom. It has great questions and ideas to tie the book into various aspects of the curriculum.

Book Club Guide
Jump-start a conversation about Bamboo People and the events that are occurring in modern-day Burma.

 

Because I Could Not Stop My Bike

The Original Poems

 

Becoming Beatriz

Discussion Guide

 

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle

Discussion Guide

 

Beyond the Blue Border

Discussion Guide

 

Big Bang!

Discussion Guide

 

Big Test Jitters

Sarah Jane Hartwell's Test Prep Tips

Activity Kit

 

Bill the Boy Wonder

Dicussion and Activity Guide

 

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

Activity Kit

  

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!)

Activity Guide

Curriculum Guide

 

Boo Cow

Story Hour Kit

 

Borrowing Life

Discussion Guide

 

Bugs Don't Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids

Activity Guide

 

Bugs for Lunch

Activity Guide

 

Bunny's Big Surprise

Coloring Page

Author Spotlight

 

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Candy Bomber

Discussion & Activity Guide
Download this Discussion and Activity Guide for some great exercises and questions to supplement the following areas of study: language arts, historical studies, mathematics, and world governments.

 

Candy Shop

Discussion & Activity Guide
Contains reader questions, activities, web resources, and much more!

 

Captain's Log: Snowbound

Coloring Pages

 

Captain Skidmark Dances with Destiny

Discussion Guide

 

A Carp for Kimiko

Activity Guide
Children make a compare-and-contrast chart to understand the holidays described in the book.

 

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

Activity & Discussion Guide

Poster

Recipe

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul BABIES

Activity Kit

 

Children from Australia to Zimbabwe

Excerpt with Activities
(From Raising Children to Become Caring Contributors to the World)

 

Children of Native America Today

Excerpt from the Activity and Resource Guide
Explore Native American foods, clean water, and photography.

 

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

Teacher's Guide

 

The Coin Counting Book

Activity Guide
Various activities to practice and test readers' coin counting abilities.

 

Contagion

Readers' Group Guide

 

Counting Kindness

Activity Kit

 

The Crayon Counting Book

Activity Guide
Children use different numbers of crayons to create different shapes.

 

Creepy Creatures

Activity Guide

 

Cursed

Discussion Guide

 

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D

D-39

Discussion Guide

 

Dance or Die

Discussion Guide

 

The Day-Glo Brothers

Activity Guide
Learn more about the Switzer brothers and daylight fluorescence with these activities and discussion questions.

 

Dear Diary, It's Me!

Sample Pages

 

Dealing With Addition

Activity Guide
Numerous activities for readers to practice adding!

 

Deception

Discussion Guide

 

Desert Diary

Activity Guide

 

Devin Rhodes is Dead

Discussion & Writing Prompt Guide

Excerpt

 

Did You Burp? How to Ask Questions – Or Not!

Teachers' Guide

 

Different Just Like Me

Coloring Page 1

Coloring Page 2

Coloring Page 3

 

Diving Deep

Activity Guide

 

Dream Big, Little Scientists

Educators' Guide

Storytime Kit

 

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E

Earth Hour

Teacher's Guide

Activity Kit

 

Eat Your Math Homework

Teacher's Guide

 

Eat Your Science Homework

Teacher's Guide

Recipes:
Atomic Popcorn Balls
Invisible Ink Snack Pockets
Sedimentary Pizza Lasagna

 

Eat Your U.S. History Homework

Teacher's Guide

 

Every Day with April & Mae

Activity & Discussion Kit

 

Evolution

Discussion Guide

 

Eye Guess

Coloring Page

 

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F

Fantastic Fruits

More Fruit Facts

Sample Coloring Pages

 

Faces of the Moon

Teacher's Guide

 

Falcon Wild

Discussion Guide

 

Family Reminders

Teacher's Guide
Comprehension questions, activities, and the author's biography included to help students gain greater insight into this compelling story.

 

Feathers: Not Just for Flying

Readers Theater

Teacher's Guide
Includes activities that correlate to the Common Core State Standards.

 

First Day Jitters

Activity Kit

Downloadable Poster

Tips on how to beat the jitters on the 1st day of school

First Day Certificate of Courage and First Day Memories Worksheet

 

Flying the Dragon

A Teacher's Guide
Created by the author, teacher/librarian Natalie Dias Lorenzi.

 

Follow Chester

A Teacher's Guide

 

Forever Cousins

Activity Kit

 

Freefall Summer

Discussion Guide

 

Friend or Fiction

Reader's Group Guide

 

Friends for Freedom

Coloring Sheet Collection

Activity & Discussion Guide

 

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G

Girls with Guts

Poster
Discussion/Activity Guide

 

Glitter Everywhere

Activity Kit

 

The Golden Bull

Discussion Guide
Enhance your reading experience with these comprehension questions.

Excerpt

 

The Golden Dreidel

Activity Kit

 

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Turnip Cake Recipe

 

The Great Molasses Flood

Discussion & Activity Guide
Download this guide to use in your classroom. It has links to all areas of the curriculum, and includes a Reader's Theater!

 

Grin and Bear It

Joke Kit

 

Groundhog's Dilemma

Activity Kit

 

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H

Hands On Science series

Lesson and Activity Guide

 

Hats Off to Hair!

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children discuss the textures of various materials.

 

Hello, Baby Beluga

Poster
This poster prints as large as 11 x 17, landscape.

 

Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones

Activity Guide

Literacy Poster (11x17")

 

Hey-Ho, to Mars We'll Go!

Activity Guide

Activity Guide Answer Key

 

Hey There, Stink Bug!

Activity Guide
Activities to improve reading and to learn more about poetry and bugs.

 

High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs

Activity Guide

 

Honeybee Rescue

Activity Kit

  

Hot Pot Night

Coloring Page

Drawing Page

Party Flyer

Recipe Cards

Word Search
 

How to Build a Human

Teacher's Guide

 

How to Explain Coding to a Grown-Up

Activity Kit

Kid Expert Certificate and Badge

 

How Long Is Forever?

Coloring Page

Activity Kit

 

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I

I'm New Here

Discussion and Activity Guide

 

I See I Learn®

Download these posters for a "Closer Look" at the books in this series!

Emma's Friendwich

Freda Plans a Picnic

Good Job, Ajay!

Percy Plays It Safe

Bookseller Kit

 

The Icky Bug Counting Book

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children observe insects in real life and then organize them into groups.

 

Imani's Moon

Educators' Guide

Readers' Theater

 

The Importance of Wings

Discussion Guide
Discussion questions and the author's biography help give insight into this book about accepting different cultures.

 

In the Neighborhood

Activity Kit

 

The Incredible Shrinking Lunchroom

Coloring Page

 

Infographics for Kids

Activity Sheets

 

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane

Discussion and Activity Guide
This guide includes a recipe to make your own ink!

 

The Inventor's Secret

Activity Guide

  

Itse Selu

Activity Guide

 

Iza Trapani books

Certificate

Nursery Rhyme Party Kit

Discussion and Activity Guide
Check out the things to do in relation to each of the author's great books!

Writer Tips

Illustrator Tips

 

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J

Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill

Activity Guide
Children write poems based on the names and characteristics of countries.


K

Keepunumuk

Activity Kit

 

The Kid

Discussion Guide

 

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L

Last Day Blues

Activity Kit

Stationery for Teachers

Stationery for Students

 

The Legend of Hong Kil Dong

Activity Guide
Information about the author and the making of the book. Learn how to make your own graphic novel!

 

Like Vanessa

Readers' Guide

 

Literacy Posters

Yes! We Are Readers! Poster

Classroom Poster for Teachers

Get into the Groove at the Library!

Get Swept Away in a Book

Reading. . . pass it on

Hoot, Holler, and Howl for Books!

"To the Thawing Wind" by Robert Frost

Reading is a Fiesta!

Cherokee Language Literacy Poster

Sink Your Teeth Into a Good Book!

 

The Little Gray Bunny

A Story-Hour Kit

 

The Lobster Lady

Activity Kit

 

Lola at the Library and Lola Loves Stories

Activity Guide

Poster

Lola Reads to Leo Poster

 

A Long Pitch Home

Discussion Guide

 

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M

Mahogany

Activity Kit

 

Mario and the Hole in the Sky

NSTA Science & Children Article with Lesson Plan
Courtesy of Science & Children, a publication of the National Science Teachers' Association

 

Mascot

Discussion Guide

 

Me and Rolly Maloo

Discussion and Activity Guide

Ethical Riddles

 

Meet the Meerkat

Coloring Page

 

Monster vs. Boy

Discussion Guide

 

A Moon for Moe and Mo

Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan Recipes

  

Mountain Chef

Discussion Guide

A Mountain Chef Inspired Recipe

 

Moving Words About a Flower

Activity Kit

 

Multiplying Menace

Discussion and Activity Guide
Comprehension questions and writing exercises for students.

 

Music Was IT

Discussion Guide

 

The Mystic Phyles: Beasts

Activity & Discussion Guide

 

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N

Never Insult a Killer Zucchini

Activity Guide

 

A New School Year

Poem in Your Pocket

 

Night Night, Curiosity

Teacher's Guide

 

Night Owl Night

Activity Kit

 

Night Train, Night Train

Drawing Sheet

 

Nine

Activity Kit

 

Nine Poets at Noon Activity Guide

 

No Monkeys, No Chocolate

Teacher's Guide
Includes activities that correlate to the Common Core State Standards.

Readers Theater

 

No Voice Too Small

Activity Guide

 

No World Too Big

Activity Guide

 

Not a Monster

Activity Kit

 

Now You See Them

Coloring Pages

 

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O

Older Than the Stars

Timeline of the Universe (8.5"x11")

Timeline of the Universe (11"x17")
Download a poster that shows a timeline of how the universe was created.

 

Once Upon a Masterpiece

Activity Guide
Creative writing and listening exercises combined with information and comprehension questions.

 

One Big Rain

Poster
This poster has art on both sides. It prints as large as 11 x 17, landscape.

  

The One Day House

Zine Activity

Discussion Guide

 

One Little Lot

Activity Kit

 

The Other Pandemic

Discussion Guide

 

Our Seasons

Downloadable Poster

 

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P

Paleo Joe's Dinosaur Detective Club

Poster
"Great Stories with Real Paleontology!"

 

The Patch

Coloring Page

 

The Perfect Sword

Background Information Page
Learn more about the time period, samurais, their code of ethics, and important Japanese symbols.

 

Picture Day Jitters

Activity Kit

 

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch

Activity and Discussion Guide

Poster
This poster prints as large as 11 x 17, landscape, and includes the Activity and Discussion Guide on the back.

 

Plant Secrets

Activity Guide
Plant your own secret garden!

 

A Platypus, Probably

Discussion & Activity Guide

 

Plymouth Rocks!

Teacher's Activity Guide

 

Poodle and Hound

Activity Guide
Discuss the book, color a picture, complete a word find, and write your own story!

 

Powwow Day

Activity Kit

 

Priscilla and the Hollyhocks

Discussion and Activity Guide
Extend classroom discussion across the curriculum.

 

Prisoner 88

Discussion and Activity Guide

 

Pumpkins

Coloring Page

 

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Q

The Quest to Digest

Discussion and Activity Guide
Connect science with creative writing and art, and explore other discussion and activity options relating to this book.

 

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R

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons

Educator's Guide

Recipes for:
Chanukah
Passover
Rosh Hashanah
Sukkot

 

Raj the Bookstore Tiger

Activity & Discussion Guide

 

Ralph Masiello's Alien Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Christmas Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Dragon Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Fairy Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Farm Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Halloween Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Robot Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Ralph Masiello's Unicorn Drawing Book

Drawing Page

 

Rare and Blue

Learning Guide

Activity Kit

 

Rickshaw Girl

Discussion & Activity Guide

Excerpt

 

Rise Up! The Art of Protest

Lesson Guide

 

The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound

Discussion & Activity Guide

Bird Identification Flashcards

 

Rufus and Friends: Rhyme Time

Reader's Theater
Create your own reader's theater like Rufus and his friends!

 

Running Full Tilt

Readers' Group Guide

 

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S

Of Salt and Shore

Discussion Guide

 

Sami's Special Gift

Activity Kit

 

Samurai Rising

Activity and Discussion Guide
Discussion questions, activities, and research projects.

 

Saving Kenny

Discussion Guide

 

School Year Jitters

Activity Kit

Stationery

 

Seashells: More Than a Home

Activity and Discussion Guide
Discussion questions, activities, and research projects.

 

Secrets of the Cirque Medrano

Discussion and Activity Guide
Classroom discussion and activity guides that cross the curriculum.

 

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

Excerpt from Round Table Geometry
Use these numerous activities to help connect math and literature.

 

Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens

The Knightly Neighborhood
Use these activities to learn more about place value.

 

Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map

Downloadable Coordinate Map

NCTM 2012 Presentation

 

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

Activities for Teachers and Students

 

Smitten with Kittens

Drawing Sheet

 

Soldier Sister, Fly Home

Readers' Group Guide

 

Someone Else's Shoes

Readers' Group Guide

 

Someone New

Discussion and Activity Guide

 

Snowman - Cold = Puddle

Activity Guide

  

Sonny's Bridge

Activity Guide

Curriculum Guide

 

Stand as Tall as the Trees

Activity Guide

 

Stone Giant

Activity Guide

  

Storytelling Math

Series Activity Kits (English) 

Series Activity Kits (Spanish) 

Board Book Activity Kits (Chinese)

Up to My Knees Activity Kit (English) 

Up to My Knees Activity Kit (Spanish)

Up to My Knees Activity Kit (Chinese)

Circle! Sphere! Activity Kit (English)

Circle! Sphere! Activity Kit (Spanish)

Circle! Sphere! Activity Kit (Chinese)

What Will Fit? Activity Kit (English)

What Will Fit? Activity Kit (Spanish)

What Will Fit? Activity Kit (Chinese)

The Last Marshmallow Activity Kit (English)

The Last Marshmallow Activity Kit (Spanish)

The Last Marshmallow Activity Kit (Chinese)

Where Are the Eggs Activity Kit (English)

Where Are the Eggs Activity Kit (Spanish)

A Beautiful House for Birds Activity Kit (English)

A Beautiful House for Birds Activity Kit (Spanish)

Our Favorite Apples (English)

Our Favorite Apples (Spanish)

Who Jumps More? (English)

Who Jumps More? (Spanish)

The Animals Would Not Sleep Activity Kit (English)

The Animals Would Not Sleep Activity Kit (Spanish)

Lia & Luis Activity Kit (English)

Lia & Luis Activity Kit (Portuguese)

Lia & Luis Activity Kit (Spanish)

Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum Activity Kit (English)

Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum Activity Kit (Chinese)

Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum Activity Kit (Spanish)

Bracelets for Bina's Brothers Activity Kit (English)

Bracelets for Bina's Brothers Activity Kit (Spanish)

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! Activity Kit (English)

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! Activity Kit (Spanish)

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! Activity Kit (Cherokee)

Usha and the Big Digger Activity Kit (English)

Usha and the Big Digger Activity Kit (Spanish)

Again, Essie Activity Kit (English)

Again, Essie Activity Kit (Spanish)

Too-Small Tyson Activity Kit (English)

Too-Small Tyson Activity Kit (Spanish)

 

Lia & Luis: Puzzled (English)

Lia & Luis: Puzzled (Spanish)

 

Yumbo Gumbo (English)

Yumbo Gumbo Recipe (English)

Yumbo Gumbo Grocery List (English)

 

Stretch to the Sun

Discussion Guide

 

Subway Ride

Activity Guide
Discuss different cultures from around the world.

Poster

 

Super Gear

Activity Guide

 

The Superlative A. Lincoln

Lesson Guide

Acrostic Activity

Venn Diagram Activity

 

Summertime Sleepers

Readers' Theater

Teachers' Guide

 

SumoKitty

Activity Guide
Talk about the book, do some fun activities, and throw a Sumo Party!

 

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Ten Beautiful Things

Activity Kit

 

13 Ways to Eat a Fly

Activity Kit

 

This Is a Book to Read with a Worm

Make a Worm Hotel!

 

Tiger Boy

Discussion Guide

 

To the Stars!

Educators' Guide

 

Trapped!

Discussion Guide

 

Truck Stuck

Activity Guide
Draw your own truck and do a word find.

 

Twice Dead

Readers' Group Guide

 

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U

Ugly Vegetables

20th Anniversary Activity Kit
Celebrate 20 years of Grace Lin's beloved debut classic with pre- and post-reading activities, an ugly vegetable guide, and a recipe!

 

Under The Freedom Tree

Readers Theater

Educator's Guide
This is an abbreviated version of the complete Educator's Guide created by author and educator Debbie Gonzales (www.debbiegonzales.com). Find the full guide, with Common Core correlations, at www.underthefreedomtree.com.

 

Unite or Die

Reader's Theater

Book Trailer

 

Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper

Activity Guide

 

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V

Valentine's Day Jitters

Activity Kit

 

Vinnie and Abraham

Downloadable Poster

 

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W

Waiting for Pumpsie

Curriculum Guide

Educators' Guide

 

Wangari Maathai

Activity Guide

 

The Way I Say It

Activity Guide

 

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Cherokee Language Literacy Poster

Teacher's Guide

Coloring Sheets

 

We Are Still Here

Discussion/Activity Guide

 

We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt

Activity Kit

Distance Learning Lesson Kit

 

What Color Is a Kiss?

Activity Guide
Matching game, maze, crossword puzzle, and coloring pages.

Poster
Download the 12x28 size poster.

 

What's in Your Pocket?

Activity Guide

 

Where Do Creatures Sleep at Night?

Series Activity Kit

 

Where You Left Us

Discussion Guide

 

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Activity Guide

 

Wiggle & Waggle

Wiggle and Waggle's film debut

Discussion and Activity Guide

 

Wild About Bears

Activity and Discussion Guide

 

Will's Words

Activity Guide with Readers' Theater

 

Will We Miss Them?

Discussion and Activity Guide
Children create book pages illustrating animals that humans are currently trying to save.

 

Will You Be Mine?

Bookseller Kit:

Activity Guide
includes Mother's Day Bingo, Valentine's Day Word Search, and Valentine's Day cards.

Coloring Page 1

Coloring Page 2

Downloadable Poster

Shelftalkers
Use these shelftalkers in your store!

  

Wood-Hoopoe Willie

Activity Guide
Children make instruments out of objects around the room.

 

Worst-Case Collin

Discussion Guide

 

Write to Me: Letters From Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind

Activity Guide

 

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X


Y

Yes! We Are Latinos

Downloadable Poster

 

You See a Circus

Activity Guide

 

You're Invited to a Moth Ball

Moth Bait Recipe

 

Yum! Yuck!

Drawing Sheet

 

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Z