Teachers, this section is just for you! We know how much work you do to turn even the most reluctant of readers into book enthusiasts and we hope the materials on this site help make that job a little easier. Be sure to stop by the age & grade level section to find selections perfect for the students you teach. Try the themes section for ideas of books that appeal to interest your particular reluctant reader already has, like sports or science or action movies. This section is also great for planning genre studies! Make use of the author and series sections! Once a kid finds one thing they like—trust us—they'll come back for more. Look to the printables section for classroom handouts, discussion guides for your literature circles or book clubs, and reproducible activity pages that are great for enhancing any literature lesson. You can incorporate the cool multimedia on this site into your lesson plans or use them as models for projects students can create on their own. The author section is also a fantastic resource for jumpstarting a super fun author study unit. And check out our book club tips & recommendations for even more discussion and book group ideas!


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Check out these books for boys that deal with families, food, and giving to others—kind of.

For the youngest readers, read Parts and laugh at the human body-related humor. Talk about which parts kids need to listen to or read a story, which parts they need to make and eat Thanksgiving dinner, and which parts help them do the things they are most grateful for. There are follow-ups to this book (More Parts and Even More Parts) to extend the lesson. For middle graders, read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to kick-off a discussion on families. Click here to download a free poster and discussion guide to the Fudge series. And for teens, no one has a bigger heart—or mouth—than Antsy Bonano. Read Antsy Does Time to see how Antsy gives thanks for his own life by trying to help a friend in need. Brainstorm with students to come up with a community service project for your class. Hopefully you'll have a bit more success than Antsy! Click here to check out a free downloadable discussion guide for The Schwa Was Here and Antsy Does Time.