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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Elementary School

Elementary School

Middle School

Boys love scary, spooky, eerie, and kooky. Check out these books for your boy readers, perfect for launching a wonderful, horror-full book celebration!

For younger readers, read Runaway Mummy and explain what a parody is. In what ways are the Halloween costumes they wear like parodies? For middle graders, read Captain Nobody and discuss the significance of Newt's costume. Why did he pick Captain Nobody as his alter ego? Why did your students pick the costumes they did this year, and how does wearing a costume or disguise make them feel? Have teens read any book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, like Eighth Grade Bites. Click here to download a free discussion guide for the series!