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Kids World Poetry

Childrens' Poetry Around the World Poetry is the color of music, the rhyme of the rainbow, and the rhythm of life. Poetry is ambrosia and nectar, the food of the gods, nourishment for the soul. Here are some collections of poetry which you can celebrate with a child. View more »

Free printable Spiderwick Chronicles activites, book crafts, coloring pages, games, lesson plans printables

Spiderwick Chronicles: Free Printable Coloring Pages, Lesson Plans and Online Games Wonderful fantasy fun with Spiderwick Chronicles free printables and online games. Lesson plans for educators as well! View more »

Free printable lesson Plans from The Mysteries of Harris Burdic by Chris VanAllsburg

Inspire and Enthrall Students with The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Want to go on an adventure with a book like none other? Run, don't walk to the library to get The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris VanAllsburg (The Polar Express, Jumanji)! It reminds me of an M.C. Escher image in real life. This is the very best thing VanAllsburg has ever done and that's saying a lot! I introduced Harris Burdick to students in 1986--they were agog and couldn't put it down. We got some very inventive stories from those images. View more »

Interactive Outside-the-book-jacket Book Reports for Divergent Thinkers

Lesson Plan: 10 Book Reports with Style Sick of writing dull, redundant reports? Here are 10 coup de grace alternate book reports! Make a CD, video, Myspace profile and more! Teaching tips and student suggestions for fun, interesting book reports geared to your personal learning style. View more »

Websites with Free Literature Resources

Free Web Resources for Literature Lessons and Homework. Here are 10 websites to get free homework help with American lit, world lit or other literature classes. These sites have lesson planning for teachers including study guides, printables, activities, games, online books, ebooks, reference and resources View more » 

Murder Mystery Authors Like Agatha Christie

A Guide to Similar Authors for Agatha Christie Fans Do you love Dame Agatha Christie's vintage murder mysteries and whodunit? Need more Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, Harley Quinn? Here are 10 mystery authors whose work compares to Agatha Christie.In Great Britain, children often begin reading Agatha Christie at age 10! View more »

Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn: Last of Stephanie Meyer's gothic vampire chronicles, Twilight Saga Release Breaking Dawn is the final book in the Twilight saga by Stephanie Meyer. Barnes and Noble Booksellers are hosting a party at midnight August 1, 2008 to celebrate Breaking Dawn's release.The party is over, but you can still enjoy Stephanie Myers Twilight series: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn View more »

Harry Potter: Similar Books, Fantasy Genre

Grieving Over End of Harry Potter Series? Take Comfort in These Great Reads You think now, that you'll never love another as you did Harry Potter. But take some solace in the arms of these great works of fantasy literature. Older books to discover. New books to explore! View more »

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

New J.K. Rowling Book: The Tales of Beedle the Bard Fans of Harry Potter, don't despair, JK Rowling's new book The Tales of Beedle the Bard, goes on sale December 4, 2008. You can pre-order your copy of Beedle online or in stores to save money and reserve your copy. View more »

Free Web Help with Literature Homework

Free Web Resources for Literature Lessons and Homework. Here's a  review of 10 sites to get free assistance with literature lesson planning or homework. Includes study guides, lesson plans, activities, games, online books, ebooks, reference and resources. View more »

Kids Books about Bullying--Funny Bully-Buster Stories

Bullying: 10 Books for Home and School Ten witty and ingenious books for kids and adults to address the problem of bullying at home and school. Read as bullied underdogs take on their persecutors in proactive, bully-busting ways. View more »

Read Around the World Books for Ages 4-8

World Literature Lessons for Reading Books with Children Ages 4 - 8
Literature guide for books and stories around the world. This list provides literature ideas from 5 continents and over twenty countries. These books are best for ages four to eight. Includes many Caldecott Medal winners awarded for best illustrations. Feel free to print and use these lesson  plans in your classroom or homeschool.  View more »

Read Around the World

Read Around the World --Grades 4-8 Literature Unit--for School, Library, or Home-School Use With this literature unit you can tour the 7 continents visiting 20 countries in all, by reading books set in these different lands. Includes title, author, copyright date, brief description and age level. Most books are Newbery award winners (for content) or Caldecott award winners for illustrations). View more »

Lesson Plans from Dr Seuss

Using Dr. Seuss Books to Teach Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology Lessons Dr. Seuss gives us words of wisdom in candy-coated treats. Yertle the Turtle, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who--these and others teach important life lessons. Here are guidelines for using four classic Dr. Seuss books to teach lessons in ethics, current affairs and sociology. View more »


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