Ms. Romm

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    AH, MUSIC!

    Aliki; Illustrated by Aliki

    In this richly layered compendium, Aliki, the beloved creator of many award-winning books for children, shares her keen insight about music and all its themes and variations. Ah, Music!

    Alien in My Pocket #1: Blast Off!

    ALIEN IN MY POCKET #1: BLAST OFF!

    Nate Ball; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

    2015-2016 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Winner!With engaging illustrations on every spread, a page-turning plot, a do-it-yourself experiment.

    Alien in My Pocket #2: The Science UnFair

    ALIEN IN MY POCKET #2: THE SCIENCE UNFAIR

    Nate Ball; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

    The must-read second book in the Alien in My Pocket series. Zack and Amp are back and up to even more trouble in this hilarious story, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment!

    Alien in My Pocket #3: Radio Active

    ALIEN IN MY POCKET #3: RADIO ACTIVE

    Nate Ball; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

    This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment.

    Alien in My Pocket #4: On Impact!

    ALIEN IN MY POCKET #4: ON IMPACT!

    Nate Ball; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

    This must-read Alien in My Pocket book is the fourth in the series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS's Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. 

    Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Means Business

    AMELIA BEDELIA CHAPTER BOOK #1: AMELIA BEDELIA MEANS BUSINESS

    Herman Parish; Illustrated by Lynne Avril

    Amelia Bedelia makes her chapter book debut! In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, a New York Times bestseller and the first book in the new chapter book series, young Amelia Bedel

    Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series Teaching Guide

    AMELIA BEDELIA CHAPTER BOOK SERIES TEACHING GUIDE

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    This teaching guide for Amelia Bedelia Means Business, Amelia Bedelia Unleashed, and Amelia Bedelia Road Trip! is aligned with Common Core standards for grades 2-5 and includes discussion questions, writing prompts, classroom activities, a reproducible word search, and a reproducible "Homophone Memory Game." 

    Ant Cities

    ANT CITIES

    Arthur Dorros; Illustrated by Arthur Dorros

    Did you ever wonder where an ant goes when it disappears into an anthill? Underneath the hill, there are miles of tunnels and hundreds of rooms! With simple, easy-to-understand words and colorfu...

    Beezus and Ramona

    BEEZUS AND RAMONA

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    Having a little sister like four-year-old Ramona isn't always easy for Beezus Quimby. 

    Best Bug Parade, The

    BEST BUG PARADE, THE

    Stuart J. Murphy; Illustrated by Holly Keller

    Which bug is the biggest? Which bug is the longest? It's time to find out as all the bugs in Ladybug's garden line up for the best bug parade! This fun book written by Stuart J. Murphy a...

    Best Vacation Ever, The

    BEST VACATION EVER, THE

    Stuart J. Murphy; Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

    This busy family needs a vacation, but they don't know where to go. Mom and Dad want peace and quiet. Grandma wants to go somewhere hot. Fluffer wants to go somewhere that pets can go, too!

    BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF

    Lincoln Peirce; Illustrated by Lincoln Peirce

    “Big Nate is funny, big time.”--Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy KidFor fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready ...

    Brave Girl Teaching Guide

    BRAVE GIRL TEACHING GUIDE

    This teaching guide for Brave Girl aligns with Common Core standards for grades 2-5 and includes discussion prompts and extension activities that cover writing and presenting speeches, writing arguments, research, and more. 

    Breadcrumbs

    BREADCRUMBS

    Anne Ursu; Illustrated by Erin McGuire

    The winner of numerous awards and recipient of four starred reviews, Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs is a stunning and heartbreaking story of growing up, wrapped in a modern-day fairy tale.

    Brick by Brick

    BRICK BY BRICK

    Charles R. Smith; Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    The compelling true story behind the building of the White House, a powerful part of history rarely taught. From Coretta Scott King Award winners Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper.

    Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition

    BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

    Katherine Paterson; Illustrated by Donna Diamond

    The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine Patterson

    Bull Run

    BULL RUN

    Paul Fleischman

    Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book

    Cabinet of Curiosities, The

    CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, THE

    Stefan Bachmann; Illustrated by Alexander Jansson; By (author) Katherine Catmull; By (author) Claire Legrand; By (author) Emma Trevayne

    A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. 

    Castle Behind Thorns, The

    CASTLE BEHIND THORNS, THE

    Merrie Haskell

    This magical adventure set in an enchanted castle surrounded by thorns tells a tale of the power of memory and story, forgiveness and strength, and the true gifts of craft and imagination. 

    Charlotte's Web

    CHARLOTTE'S WEB

    E. B. White; Illustrated by Garth Williams; By (author) Kate DiCamillo

    This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." 

    Childtimes

    CHILDTIMES

    Eloise Greenfield; Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; By (author) Lessie Jones Little

    Three generations of African-American women remember their "childtimes" in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history. This book preserves the lives and communities of times past.

    Chocolate Touch, The

    CHOCOLATE TOUCH, THE

    Patrick Skene Catling; Illustrated by Margo Apple

    In this zany twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate!

    Chronicles of Narnia Teaching Guide, The

    CHRONICLES OF NARNIA TEACHING GUIDE, THE

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    This teaching guide, aligned with Common Core standards for grades 5-6, features all seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia series and includes questions for group discussion, journal writing activities, and prompts for writing expository texts for each title. 

    Circle, Square, Moose

    CIRCLE, SQUARE, MOOSE

    Kelly Bingham; Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

    In this companion to the acclaimed Z Is for Moose, Moose infiltrates a book about shapes (because he loves shapes, naturally) and it is up to his best friend, Zebra, to restore order.

    Civil War

    CIVIL WAR

    Martin W. Sandler

    During the years 1861–1865, America was a nation torn apart by war. From terrible land combat to fierce battles at sea, from mothers losing sons to brothers fighting brothers, the Civil War

    Class Acts Middle-Grade Summer Reading Guide

    CLASS ACTS MIDDLE-GRADE SUMMER READING GUIDE

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    This teaching guide includes discussion questions for ten middle-grade titles and series including The Cold Cereal Saga, Jinx, The Genius Files, The Fourth Stall, Stick Dog, and more. The guide aligns with Common Core standards for grades 3-6 and covers such concepts as Key Ideas and Details, Comprehension and Collaboration, Conventions of Standard English, and Fluency.

    Cold Cereal

    COLD CEREAL

    Adam Rex

    From author Adam Rex comes the first book in the Cold Cereal Saga—a hilarious, clever, and action-packed adventure series with an educational hook.

    Common Core Teaching Guide (Fall 2014)

    COMMON CORE TEACHING GUIDE (FALL 2014)

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    This teaching guide includes Common Core strands, discussion questions, activities, and Guided Reading Levels for 25 new titles for Kindergarten through High School.

    Common Core Teaching Guide (Winter and Summer 2014)

    COMMON CORE TEACHING GUIDE (WINTER AND SUMMER 2014)

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    This teaching guide includes Common Core strands, discussion questions, activities, and Guided Reading Levels for 25 new titles for Kindergarten through High School. 

    Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone, The

    COPERNICUS LEGACY: THE FORBIDDEN STONE, THE

    Tony Abbott; Illustrated by Bill Perkins

    Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse, The

    COPERNICUS LEGACY: THE SERPENT'S CURSE, THE

    Tony Abbott; Illustrated by Bill Perkins

    Bestselling author Tony Abbott returns with the next full-length book in the Copernicus Legacy series, a globe-trotting adventure packed with more riddles, puzzles, and secret histories. 

    Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians

    CORN IS MAIZE: THE GIFT OF THE INDIANS

    Aliki; Illustrated by Aliki

    Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas—all of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. 

    Dear Mr. Henshaw

    DEAR MR. HENSHAW

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

    Newbery Medal Winner * Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children * ALA Notable Children’s BookBeverly Cleary’s timeless Newbery Medal-winning book 

    Discovery of the Americas, The

    DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAS, THE

    Betsy Maestro; Illustrated by Giulio Maestro

    From the crossing of the Bering Land Bridge over 20,000 years ago to the arrival of the Europeans, this classic picture book paints the early discoveries of America in grand strokes. 

    Dragonwings

    DRAGONWINGS

    Laurence Yep

    Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world.

    Dyerville Tales, The

    DYERVILLE TALES, THE

    M. P. Kozlowsky; Illustrated by Brian Thompson

    "If you enjoyed the travels and adventure in The Hobbit, you'll love the action-packed pages of The Dyerville Tales" (Brightly.com).T...

    Earthquakes

    EARTHQUAKES

    Seymour Simon

    Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for over twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards.

    Everglades

    EVERGLADES

    Jean Craighead George; Illustrated by Wendell Minor

    A lyrical creation tale of the Florida Everglades with stunning landscapes by Wendell Minor.Supports the Common Core State Standards

    Every Thing On It

    EVERY THING ON IT

    Shel Silverstein; Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

    From New York Times bestselling Shel Silverstein, celebrated creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up, 

    Extra Yarn

    EXTRA YARN

    Mac Barnett; Illustrated by Jon Klassen

    From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner,

    Falling Up

    FALLING UP

    Shel Silverstein; Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

    From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, ...

    Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

    FANCY NANCY: NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH

    Jane O'Connor; Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

    For young readers who grew up with the bestselling Fancy Nancy picture books, Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!

    Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Teaching Guide

    FANCY NANCY: NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH TEACHING GUIDE

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    This teaching guide for the first Fancy Nancy chapter book, Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, aligns with Common Core standards for grades 2-5 and contains discussion questions and classroom activities covering such objectives as comparing and contrasting, using key sequencing words, citing evidence to support conclusions, and more. 

    Fire! Fire!

    FIRE! FIRE!

    Gail Gibbons; Illustrated by Gail Gibbons

    The alarm sounds. Fire! Fire! Big trucks roll out of the firehouse and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. 

    Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #11: Framed in France

    FLAT STANLEY'S WORLDWIDE ADVENTURES #11: FRAMED IN FRANCE

    Jeff Brown; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

    Flat Stanley is back to save the day in another exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! This time, he explores Paris, France. 

    Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #12: Escape to California

    FLAT STANLEY'S WORLDWIDE ADVENTURES #12: ESCAPE TO CALIFORNIA

    Jeff Brown; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

    Flat Stanley is back to save the day in the twelfth exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! 

    Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!

    FLAT STANLEY: HIS ORIGINAL ADVENTURE!

    Jeff Brown; Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

    In this 50th anniversary edition, join Flat Stanley and the rest of the Lambchop family on the adventure that started it all!

    Founding Mothers

    FOUNDING MOTHERS

    Cokie Roberts; Illustrated by Diane Goode

    #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts brings young readers a stunning nonfiction picture book that highlights the female patriots of Fourth Stall, The

    FOURTH STALL, THE

    Chris Rylander

    The humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets a Godfather-like tale of crime and betrayal in this first book in Chris Rylander's The Fourth Stall Saga.Do you need something? 

    Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable, The

    GENIUS FILES: MISSION UNSTOPPABLE, THE

    Dan Gutman

    The most exciting road trip in history begins! In this action-packed, New York Times bestselling adventure, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a family vacation

    Give Me Half!

    GIVE ME HALF!

    Stuart J. Murphy; Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

    How do you share a pizza? You split it in half! Two siblings split a yummy lunch and discover that using fractions can be messy. ..

    Global Warming

    GLOBAL WARMING

    Seymour Simon

    Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives you a full-color photographic introduction to the causes and effects of global warming and climate change.

    Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2, The

    GRAVEYARD BOOK GRAPHIC NOVEL: VOLUME 2, THE

    Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by P. Craig Russell; By (author) P. Craig Russell

    The second volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning novel Heart and Soul

    HEART AND SOUL

    Kadir Nelson; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

    Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul—the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews

    Heart and Soul Teaching Guide

    HEART AND SOUL TEACHING GUIDE

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    This teaching guide for Heart and Soul contains discussion questions, classroom activities, and an interview with Kadir Nelson, and it's aligned with Common Core standards for grades 4-8. The guide covers such themes as point of view, author's purpose, structure, research, and more. 

    Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw, The

    HERO'S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW, THE

    Christopher Healy; Illustrated by Todd Harris

    The League of Princes returns in the hilariously epic conclusion to Christopher Healy's hit series, which Kirkus Reviews called "part screwball comedy, part sly wit, and all fun" 

    Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems

    HONEY, I LOVE AND OTHER LOVE POEMS

    Eloise Greenfield; Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

    An ALA Notable Children's Book, Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems includes sixteen poems that tell of love and the simple joys of everyday life, seen through the eyes of a child

    How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition

    HOW MUCH IS A MILLION? 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

    David M. Schwartz; Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

    Ever wonder just what a million of something means? How about a billion? Or a trillion? Marvelosissimo the mathematical magician can teach you! How Much is a Million?

    IMMIGRANTS

    Martin W. Sandler

    Martin W. Sandler's Immigrants shows how the experiences of people who immigrated to the United States helped to shape its national identity and heritage.

    Inside Out and Back Again

    INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN

    Thanhha Lai

    Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! 

    Inventors

    INVENTORS

    Martin W. Sandler

    Martin W. Sandler's Inventors presents the evolution of inventions as they have never been seen before—and celebrates the spirit of the great American inventors.

    ISLANDS OF CHALDEA, THE

    Diana Wynne Jones; By (author) Ursula Jones

    A stand-alone novel of magic and adventure by the renowned fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones, who also wrote Howl's Moving Castle and the Chrestomanci books. 

    Jinx

    JINX

    Sage Blackwood

    The highly acclaimed first book of a fantasy adventure series set in a mysterious forest, starring a daring new hero."Readers will thrill to journey with Jinx" .

    Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights, A

    KIDS' GUIDE TO AMERICA'S BILL OF RIGHTS, A

    Kathleen Krull; Illustrated by Anna DiVito

    Which 462 words are so important that they've changed American history more than once? The Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the crucial document that spells out how ...

    Last Polar Bear, The

    LAST POLAR BEAR, THE

    Jean Craighead George; Illustrated by Wendell Minor

    Bestselling duo Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor team up to show young readers the natural world. 

    Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems, A

    LIGHT IN THE ATTIC SPECIAL EDITION WITH 12 EXTRA POEMS, A

    Shel Silverstein; Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

    From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every ...

    Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The

    LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE

    C. S. Lewis; Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

    A mass-market paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. 

    Little House in the Big Woods

    LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS

    Laura Ingalls Wilder; Illustrated by Garth Williams

    Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations 

    Loser

    LOSER

    Jerry Spinelli

    From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. 

    Lost on a Mountain in Maine

    LOST ON A MOUNTAIN IN MAINE

    Donn Fendler; By (author) Joseph Egan

    Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages.

    Love That Dog

    LOVE THAT DOG

    Sharon Creech

    The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart.

    Maps and Globes

    MAPS AND GLOBES

    Jack Knowlton; Illustrated by Harriet Barton

    This comprehensive look at geography and the environment, Maps and Globes, can take you anywhere—to the top of the tallest mountain on earth or the bottom of the deepest ocean. 

    Medieval Feast, A

    MEDIEVAL FEAST, A

    Aliki; Illustrated by Aliki

    A beautifully illustrated, award-winning, and fascinating look at the Middle Ages by Aliki, the beloved creator of many popular books for children. The King is coming to visit! 

    More Perfect Union, A

    MORE PERFECT UNION, A

    Betsy Maestro; Illustrated by Giulio Maestro

    With accurate historical information, this easy-to-understand book tells why and how the Constitution of the United States was created. 

    Mouse and the Motorcycle, The

    MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE, THE

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle.

    My Great-Aunt Arizona

    MY GREAT-AUNT ARIZONA

    Gloria Houston; Illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb

    Reminiscent of the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, My Great-Aunt Arizona is an inspiring tale rich with history, family, and artistry. 

    My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

    MY WEIRD SCHOOL #1: MISS DAISY IS CRAZY!

    Dan Gutman; Illustrated by Jim Paillot

    With more than 11 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!In the first My Weird School book ever, second-grade teacher Miss Daisy...

    Nelson Mandela

    NELSON MANDELA

    Kadir Nelson; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

    This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a receipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor award.

    Nuts to You

    NUTS TO YOU

    Lynne Rae Perkins; Illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins

    How far would you go for a friend? In Nuts to You, the funny and moving illustrated novel by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, two squirrels go very far indeed to save a friend.

    One and Only Ivan, The

    ONE AND ONLY IVAN, THE

    Katherine Applegate; Illustrated by Patricia Castelao

    Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller!This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate.

    One and Only Ivan Teaching Guide, The

    ONE AND ONLY IVAN TEACHING GUIDE, THE

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    This teaching guide for Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan includes discussion questions, extension activities, and information about the real gorilla on which the story is based. The guide aligns with Common Core standards for grades 4-6 and covers such concepts as comparing and contrasting, point of view, figurative language, determining theme, and more. 

    One Crazy Summer

    ONE CRAZY SUMMER

    Rita Williams-Garcia

    In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother.

    Our Solar System

    OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

    Seymour Simon

    In this completely updated edition of Our Solar System, Seymour Simon takes young readers on a fascinating tour through space! With beautiful full-color photographs and spacecraft images.

    P.S. Be Eleven

    P.S. BE ELEVEN

    Rita Williams-Garcia

    In this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn.

    P.S. Be Eleven Discussion Guide

    P.S. BE ELEVEN DISCUSSION GUIDE

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    This teaching guide for Rita Williams-Garcia's P.S. Be Eleven includes discussion questions and classroom activities and is aligned with Common Core standards for grades 4 through 7. It addresses such areas as vocabulary, figurative language, plot and character analysis, and more. 

    Peppe the Lamplighter

    PEPPE THE LAMPLIGHTER

    Elisa Bartone; Illustrated by Ted Lewin

    In the tradition of Lois Lowry and Paul Fleischman, Elisa Bartone's Caldecott Honor-winning book gives children a glimpse into American history and the immigrant experience.

    Poppy

    POPPY

    Avi; Illustrated by Brian Floca

    Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner * ALA Notable Book * ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice * School Library Journal Best Book“.

    Ramona and Her Father

    RAMONA AND HER FATHER

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    Seven-year-old Ramona Quimby's world is turned upside-down when her father unexpectedly loses his job. Things grow tense in the Quimby house, but Ramona resolves to help in any way she can.

    Ramona and Her Mother

    RAMONA AND HER MOTHER

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight. She's "seven and a half right now," if you ask her! Not allowed to stay home alone, yet old enough to watch pesky Willa Jean, Ramona.

    Ramona Forever

    RAMONA FOREVER

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    Life can move pretty fast—especially when you're in the third grade, your teenage sister's moods drive you crazy, and your mom has a suspicious secret she just won't share. 

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8

    RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    In this special reissue of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler.

    Ramona Series Teaching Guide

    RAMONA SERIES TEACHING GUIDE

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    This teaching guide features reproducible activities for all of the books in the Ramona series, covering objectives such as writing opinion pieces, supporting a point of view with reasons, writing narratives, describing characters, and comparing and contrasting. The guide aligns with Common Core standards for grade 3. 

    Ramona the Brave

    RAMONA THE BRAVE

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    For a girl as enthusiastic about life as Ramona, starting the first grade should be easy! But with a teacher who doesn't understand her, a tattletale classmate, and a scary dog.

    Ramona the Pest

    RAMONA THE PEST

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. 

    Ramona's World

    RAMONA'S WORLD

    Beverly Cleary; Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

    Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!

    Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, The

    RIDDLE OF THE ROSETTA STONE, THE

    James Cross Giblin

    Decipher the history of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with this enlightening account of the discovery and translation of the Rosetta Stone. 

    Sarah, Plain and Tall

    SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL

    Patricia MacLachlan

     

    Scavengers, The

    SCAVENGERS, THE

    Michael Perry

    Jeanne DuPrau's The City of Ember meets Louis Sachar's Holes in this imaginative and hilarious middle grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Michaelo Perry.

    Sheila Rae, the Brave

    SHEILA RAE, THE BRAVE

    Kevin Henkes; Illustrated by Kevin Henkes

    Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon.

    Shel Silverstein Teaching Guide

    SHEL SILVERSTEIN TEACHING GUIDE

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    This teaching guide for The Giving Tree; Don't Bump the Glump!; A Giraffe and a Half; Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back; and Where the Sidewalk Ends is aligned with Common Core standards for grades 2-5. The guide includes classroom discussion prompts and writing activities, covering such concepts as writing narratives, writing opinion pieces, comparing and contrasting, word relationships and meanings, and more. 

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