2020

Online Resources

NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY TITLES

April 2-4 ~ Boston, MA
For Children
Bailey's Story Activity Kit

Fun Bailey’s Story activities for kids!

Author: W. Bruce Cameron Publisher: Starscape
A Unicorn Named Sparkle Series Activity Kit

Everyone needs a little SPARKLE in their life! Lucy always wanted her very own unicorn and every day with Sparkle is always interesting.

Author: Amy Young
Best Friends / Real Friends Activity Kit

Follow your heart. Find your people. Read Real Friends and Best Friends! Complete these activities based on the New York Times bestselling graphic memoirs by critically acclaimed duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham.

Bad Kitty for President Activities

Become a part of Bad Kitty’s campaign by completing the activities based on Nick Bruel’s book Bad Kitty for President.

For Teachers
A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic.

For Teachers
The Weight of Feathers

The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them.

It's Okay to Be a Unicorn Activity Kit

Cornelius J. Sparklesteed has a big secret . . . he’s a UNICORN! Complete these activities based on the fun and heartwarming picture book by Jason Tharp.

For Students
A Girl Called Fearless Reading Guide

Set in an altered—yet terrifyingly familiar—present-day USA, a riveting debut about a teen girl who must decide whether to submit to a forced marriage... or run for freedom.

For Teachers
A Girl Called Fearless Teacher’s guide

Set in an altered—yet terrifyingly familiar—present-day USA, a riveting debut about a teen girl who must decide whether to submit to a forced marriage... or run for freedom.

For Teachers
A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Teacher’s guide

For Teachers
Bailey’s Story Teacher’s Guide

An educator’s guide to Bailey’s Story and other Puppy Tales!

Author: W. Bruce Cameron Publisher: Starscape
For Children
Ellie’s Story Activity Kit

Fun activities for kids centered around Ellie’s Story!

Author: W. Bruce Cameron Publisher: Starscape
Before John Was a Jazz Giant Activities

To a young John Coltrane, music was everywhere. Learn how to see things in a musical light in activities based on BEFORE JOHN WAS A JAZZ GIANT!

Before My Eyes

From the author of LIE, a powerful new young adult novel about a fateful Long Island summer and the lives of three young people who will never be the same.

For Teachers
Betty Before X

Common Core Teacher Guide for Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Blizzard of Glass Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Betsey Brown: A Novel

Acclaimed artist Ntozake Shange brings to life the story of a young girl's awakening in St. Louis in 1957 amidst her country's seismic growing pains.

Better Off Undead Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Better Off Undead by James Preller featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Bedtime for Little Bulldozer Activities

Falling asleep isn’t always easy, especially for a loud and rumbling little bulldozer. Complete these activities based on the sweet picture book by Elise Broach; illustrated by Barry E. Jackson.

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Activities

Join Baby Bear’s quest and discover more about animals in activities based on Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s book BABY BEAR, BABY BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Don’t Feed the Coos Activities

Coos are adorable and kind of silly but...DON’T FEED THE COOS! Complete these activities based on the hilarious picture book by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox.

For Teachers
Ellie’s Story Teacher’s Guide

An educator’s guide to Ellie’s Story and other Puppy Tales!

Author: W. Bruce Cameron Publisher: Starscape
For Teachers
Barbara O’Connor Discussion Guides

Common Core Guide for books by Barbara O’Connor including Wish, Fame and Glory in Freedom Georgia, How to Steal a Dog, Greetings From Nowhere, The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis, The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester, and On the Road to Mr. Mineo’s

For Teachers
Based on a True Story Series Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Based on a True Story series by E. F. Abbott featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Bob - Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
BOMB: The Race to Build Activities

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery that would create the world’s most formidable weapon. Talk through the discovery of the atomic bomb with activities based on Steve Sheinkin’s BOMB.

For Teachers
Bones & All: A Novel

A haunting coming-of-age story about a young outcast as she sets out on a journey to find her long-lost father, who can tell her why she does the bad thing she does.

For Teachers
Book Scavenger Series Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher guide for the Book Scavenger Series by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Born to Fly Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher guide for Born to Fly by Steve Sheinkin featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Boxers & Saints Reading Group Guide

In two volumes, BOXERS & SAINTS tell two parallel stories. Discuss the characters and ideas presented in these graphic novels with its special reading group guide!

For Teachers
Boxers & Saints Teachers’ Guide

BOXERS & SAINTS offers a penetrating insight into one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history and into the very core of our human nature. Unpack these stories with the teachers’ guide based on Gene Luen Yang’s masterful graphic novels.

For Teachers
Boxes for Katje Teachers’ Guide

Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary in this picture book set in post-WWII Holland. Discuss the themes and history with the teachers’ guide based on the story told by Candace Fleming.

For Teachers
Brave Irene Teachers’ Guide

When her mother falls ill in the midst of a snowstorm, plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the duchess on time. Cheer BRAVE IRENE on with the teachers’ guide based on William Steig’s classic picture book.

Brighten the Corner Where You Are Reading Group Guide

This story of a day in the life of Joe Robert Kirkman, a North Carolina mountain schoolteacher, sly prankster, country philosopher, and family man, won the hearts of readers and reviewers across the country.

For Teachers
Brighten the Corner Where You Are Teaching Guide

This story of a day in the life of Joe Robert Kirkman, a North Carolina mountain schoolteacher, sly prankster, country philosopher, and family man, won the hearts of readers and reviewers across the country.

For Teachers
Bringing Down a President Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Bringing Down a President by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Brown Bear Activities

Create your own book, make animal masks, and celebrate BROWN BEAR’s 40th birthday in these activities based on the works by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle!

For Teachers
Bruce Goldstone Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the works of Bruce Goldstone featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Titles featured include Great Estimations, Greater Estimations, That’s a Possibility, and I See a Pattern Here.

Charles and Emma Reading Group Guide

How much do you know about Charles Darwin? Explore his life as a scientist, husband, and father in the CHARLES AND EMMA reading group guide!

Charles and Emma Reading Group Guide

How much do you know about Charles Darwin? Explore his life as a scientist, husband, and father in the CHARLES AND EMMA reading group guide!

For Teachers
Charm & Strange

A haunting debut young adult novel, Charm & Strange is the story of a young man discovering who he is and how to keep a dark past from defining his future

For Teachers
Complicit

From the author of the Morris Award finalist Charm & Strange, comes a psychological thriller about a young man who is forced to deal with his past when his troubled sister comes back to town.

For Teachers
Delicate Monsters

From the Morris-Award winning author of Charm & Strange, comes a twisted and haunting tale about three teens uncovering dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves.

For Teachers
Children of Blood and Bone Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise - Discussion Guide

Have a discussion about Dan Gemeinhart’s captivating middle-grade novel, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise with these thought provoking questions.

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise - Memory Box Activity

Make a memory box just like Coyote, the main character in Dan Gemeinhart’s moving and acclaimed middle-grade novel The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise!

For Teachers
Coyote Sunrise Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemienhart featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Cracked Up to Be

A debut YA novel from a talented young author, this is the story of Parker Fadley--a girl too smart for her own good who, after one tragic night, decides to reject the popular life in exchange for one of solitude.

For Teachers
Crenshaw Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Dear Hank Williams Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Children
Lily to the Rescue Activity Kit

Fun Lily to the Rescue activities for kids!

Author: W. Bruce Cameron Publisher: Starscape
For Teachers
Lily to the Rescue Teacher’s Guide

An educator’s guide to Lily to the Rescue!

Author: W. Bruce Cameron Publisher: Starscape
Bad Kitty for President Activities

Become a part of Bad Kitty’s campaign by completing the activities based on Nick Bruel’s book Bad Kitty for President.

Bad Kitty Learn to Draw Emotions Activities

Bad Kitty Makes Comics . . . And You Can Too! Learn to draw emotions with these activities based on Nick Bruel’s book.

Bad Kitty Party Activity Kit

Host a Bad Kitty party with crafts, snacks, coloring sheets, activities, and more!

Bad Kitty School Daze Coloring Sheets

Time for school—obedience school, that is. Complete these activities based on Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty School Daze.

A House that Once Was - Activity Kit

Deep in the woods is a house that once was...Complete these activities based on the poetic and ethereal picture book by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith.

A Game of Fox & Squirrels Card Game Rules

Learn how to play a card game inspired by A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese.

For Teachers
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the Worlds Most Beloved Animal Doctor

Teacher’s guide

Author: James Herriot
For Teachers
ANNE FRANK: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Teacher’s guide

Author: Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
For Teachers
April Henry Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for several books by April Henry including Girl, Stolen, Count All Her Bones, The Night She Dissapeared, The Girl Who Was Suppossed to Die, The Girl I Used to Be, and the Point Last Seen series

For Teachers
Arcady’s Goal Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Attucks Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Attucks by Philip Hoose featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
NICKEL AND DIMED: On (Not) Getting By in America

Teacher’s guide

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
For Teachers
NIGHT

Teacher’s guide

Author: Elie Wiesel; a new translation by Marion Wiesel; with a new preface by the author
For Teachers
RAY BRADBURY'S FAHRENHEIT 451: The Authorized Adaptation

Teacher's guide

Author: Tim Hamilton; introduction by Ray Bradbury
For Teachers
ROBERT FROST'S POEMS

Teacher’s guide

Author: Robert Frost; with an introduction and commentary by Louis Untermeyer
For Teachers
SPARE PARTS: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

Teacher’s guide

Author: Joshua Davis
For Teachers
THE ILIAD

Teacher’s guide

Author: Homer; translated by Robert Fitzgerald
For Teachers
THE INFERNO OF DANTE: A New Verse Translation, Bilingual Edition

Teacher’s guide

Author: Dante; translated by Robert Pinsky; illustrated by Michael Mazur; foreword by John Freccero
For Teachers
THE MEMORY OF THINGS: A Novel

Teacher’s guide

Author: Gae Polisner
For Teachers
THE ODYSSEY

Teacher’s guide

Author: Homer; translated by Robert Fitzgerald
For Teachers
THE SUN DOES SHINE: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice

Teacher’s guide

Author: Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin; with a foreword by Bryan Stevenson
For Teachers
THIS I BELIEVE: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

Teacher’s guide

Author: Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
Don’t Blink! Activities

Whatever you to . . . DON’T BLINK! Complete these activities based on the interactive picture book by Tom Booth.

Don’t Tell! Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the interactive adorable picture book written and illustrated by Tom Booth.

Doris the Bookasaurus / Dogosaurus Rex Activities

Complete these activities based on the dino-rific picture books DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray; illustrated by Yuyi Chen and DOGOSAURUS REX by Anna Staniszewski; illustrations by Kevin Hawkes.

Dragon Hoops Activities

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Download these activities and start drawing your own graphic novel today.

Dude! Activity Kit

DUDE! Complete these totally tubular activities based on Dude! by critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling creators Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat.

Earth! Activity Kit

"Hi, I’m Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome." Learn about Earth and complete activities based on the fun and informative picture book by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield.

Einstein the Class Hamster Series Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Einstein the Class Hamster series by Janet Tashjian and cartoons by Jake Tashjian featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Eleanor & Park Discussion Guide

A stunning debut young adult novel about two misfits falling in love for the first time

Eleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate Activities

Eleanor believes you can be anything you want to be! Spend the day playing make- believe with her in activities based on the charming picture book ELEANOR WYATT, PRINCESS AND PIRATE!

For Teachers
A is for Elizabeth Series Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the A is for Elizabeth series by Rachel Vail; illustrations by Paige Keiser featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Elsewhere Teachers’ Guide

In ELSEWHERE, Liz Hall finds herself growing up… while getting younger? Discuss this funny book about grief and loss with the teachers’ guide based on Gabrielle Zevin’s YA novel.

For Teachers
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat

A lonely girl, a cantankerous talking rat, and a nanny who is doing very, very bad things—discuss these fabulous characters with the EMMY AND THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING RAT teachers’ guide!

Epic Fails Series Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Epic Fails series by Ben Thompson and Erik Slader featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Escape From Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America

The first book ever written by an escaped modern slave.

For Teachers
Everything on a Waffle

In the search for her parents, Primrose comes across a restaurant where everything is served on a waffle. Talk through this award-winning book with the EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE teachers’ guide!

Explorers Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the picture book Explorers by New York Times- bestselling and Caldecott-medal winning author Matthew Cordell.

For Teachers
Eyes of the World Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Eyes of the World by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Eyes on the Goal

Here is a story about how life, like sports, can be unpredictable, frustrating, and exhilarating. Unpack this action-packed middle grade book with the EYES ON THE GOAL discussion guide!

Finding Kindness Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the sweet picture book celebrating kindness in all its forms by New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Irene Chan.

Finding Serendipity + A Week Without Tuesdays Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Finding Serendipity and A Week Without Tuesdays by Angelica Banks featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

FINS Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the middle-grade novel Fins by New York Times- bestselling author Randy Wayne White.

For Teachers
Forward Me Back to You

Common Core Teacher Guide for Foward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Geeked Out Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Geeked Out by Obert Skye featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Good Sister Reading Guide

A stunning debut young adult novel about love in all its joyful, painful, exhilarating manifestations, and about the ties that bind us together, in life and beyond.

Hello, World! Activities

Welcome to Happy County, where everyone is out and about! Meet and have fun with its friendly animal residents in these HELLO, WORLD! activities!

Hitler’s Last Day Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Hilter’s Last Day by Bill O'Reilly featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Hole in My Life Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Honeysmoke Activities

Learn about the different colors, find your own color, and create your own identity, just like Simone with these downloadable activities based on the empowering new picture book, HONEYSMOKE!

How It Went Down

Common Core Teacher Guide for How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

How to Steal a Dog Discussion Guide

Georgina Hayes may be homeless, but she's not hopeless. Figure out how Georgina sees right when everything seems wrong in the HOW TO STEAL A DOG discussion guide!

I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier

A boy's struggles propel him toward becoming an American hero—The New York Times bestseller, SEAL Team Six, now for a new generation.

I Am Perfectly Designed Activities

Love who you are, exactly as you are. Complete these activities based on I Am Perfectly Designed, the empowering ode to modern families by Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed.

I Believe in ZERO: Learning from the World's Children

First-hand, human stories of hope, resilience, determination, and family: a call to see the world's children as our own, by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

I Capture The Castle

I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle.

I Kill the Mockingbird Discussion Guide

Discussion Questions for I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

The classic novel about a young woman's struggle against madness, now a Holt Paperback, with a new afterword by the author.

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

The classic novel about a young woman's struggle against madness, now a Holt Paperback, with a new afterword by the author.

I Will Be Fierce Storytime Kit

Learn how you can be fierce by completing these activities based on I Will Be Fierce, a powerful picture book written by Bea Birdsong, illustrated by Nidhi Chanani.

Ideas are All Around Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the innovative and explorative picture book Ideas Are All Around by acclaimed creator Philip C. Stead.

If I was your Girl Reading Group Guide

Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, and her new love? Discuss this big-hearted and award-winning YA novel with the IF I WAS YOUR GIRL reading group guide!

If You Find Me

A deeply compelling mix of high school drama and page-turning mystery that asks profound questions about family, truth, and love

In Sight of Stars

An emotional, full-hearted teen novel about love, loss, and mental health from award-winning author, Gae Polisner.

In the Shadow of Liberty Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davisv featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

In the Shadow of Liberty Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davisv featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

How to Draw the InvestiGators

Learn how to draw the InvesitGators! Check out John Patrick Green’s handy instructions to draw your very own Mango and Brash.

InvestiGators Catch Crackerdile Maze

Mango and Brash know their way around a sewer system! Complete the InvestiGators maze to find out if you do to!

InvestiGators Make Your Own Gators Craft

Learn how to make your own Mango and Brash with clothespins, googly eyes, and markers or paint with downloadable craft instructions inspired by John Patrick Green’s InvestiGators series.

InvestiGators Scavenger Hunt

Mango and Brash are on the case and they need your help! Join the InvestiGators to track down all of their missing Very Exciting Spy Technology with the InvestiGators scavenger hunt downloadable activity.

InvestiGators Tell Your Own Tail

Fill in the speech bubbles below to tell your own story based on John Patrick Green’s InvestiGators series.

Is It Night or Day?

Common Core Teacher Guide for Is It Night or Day? by Fern Schumer Chapman featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Jack Henry Series

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Jack Henry Series by Jack Gantos featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Jason Chin

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Jason Chin featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Titles featured include Gravity, Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island.

Jigsaw Jones Series

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Jigsaw Jones Series by James Preller featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Joey Pigza Series

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Joey Pigza Series by Jack Gantos featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the adorable and fun picture book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure by New York Times-bestselling author Eva Chen and illustrated by Derek Desierto.

Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the New York Times-bestselling picture book Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes by Eva Chen and illustrated by Derek Desierto.

Katherine Roy Common

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Katherine Roy featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Titles featured include Neighborhood Sharks and How to Be an Elephant.

King Alice Activity Kit

The perfect picture book for being stuck inside on a bad-weather day. Complete these activities based on the picture book King Alice by New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott-medal winning author Matthew Cordell.

Lane Smith Common

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Lane Smith featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Titles featured include A Perfect Day, There is a Tribe of Kids, Kid Sheriff, and the Terrible Toads, Abe Lincoln’s Dream, Grandpa Green, and It’s a Book.

The Language of Thorns

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Laura Vaccaro Seeger featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Featured titles include I Used to Be Afraid, Bully, Walter Was Worried, First the Egg, Lemons Are Not Red, One Boy, Black? White! Day? Night! A Book of Opposites, What If?, Green, and the Dog and Bear series.

Laurie Keller

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Laurie Keller featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Featured titles including Do Unto Otters, Birdy’s Smile Book, Open Wide, The Scrambled State of America, The Scrambled States of America Talent Show and the Arnie the Donught series.

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LIE

A gripping and incredibly important story about a tight-knit town torn apart by a vicious hate crime.

For Teachers
Light It Up

Common Core Teacher Guide for Light It Up by Kekla Magoon featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Listen Activities

Listen with your heart. It is your ears, your eyes, your nose, your mouth, your hands . . . Complete these activities based on the lyrical, inspiring picture book, Listen by Holly McGhee and Pascal Lemaitre.

Little Elliot, Big Fun Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the picture book Little Elliot, Big Fun by acclaimed creator Mike Curato.

Llama Destroys the World Storytime Kit

Host a storytime with Llama, your next picture book megastar from Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox!

Lobizona

In Lobizona, bestselling author Romina Garber weaves together Argentine folklore and what it means to be illegal in a timely, intimate, and emotionally powerful narrative.

Lost in the Library Activities

Go on your own ultimate library-themed storytime adventure with activities based on the whimsical LOST IN THE LIBRARY!

Lucy Fell Down the Mountain Activities

A hilarious and heartwarming tale about life's pitfalls—and learning how to roll with them. Complete these activities based on the hilarious picture book by Kevin Cornell.

Make Your Own Beauty Mask Downloadable Sample

Luxuriating! Refreshing! Renewing! Take some me-time and download a sample beauty mask recipe from MAKE YOUR OWN BEAUTY MASKS!

Marcus Sedgwick

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Marcus Sedgwick featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Titles featured include Revolver, White Crow, Midwinterblood, She is Not Invisible, Ghosts of Heaven, and Blood Red Snow White.

Max Books Series

Common Core Teacher Guide for Max Books Series by Kate Banks; illustrations by Boris Kulikov including discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Middle-Grade Graphic Novel

Common Core Teacher Guide for Middle-Grade Graphic Novels featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Featured titles include Laika, Science Comics: Dinosaurs, Science Comics: Coral Reefs, Giants Beware!, Dragons Beware!, Astronaut Acadamy: Zero Gravity, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry, The Nameless City, the Zita the Spacegirl series, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, Battling Boy, Robot Dreams, and Secret Coders.

Monster Catchers Activities

Think you have what it takes for monster hunting? Test your knowledge and skills with the MONSTER CATCHERS activity kit!

Moon! Activity Kit

"Look up. Look up! LOOK UP!" Learn about Moon and complete activities based on the fun and informative picture book by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

More Deadly Than War

Common Core Teacher Guide for More Deadly Than War by Kenneth C. Davis featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Most Dangerous

Common Core Teacher Guide for Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Activity Kit

Create your own Big Fat Zombie Play, make a decoder wheel, and complete activities based on Mo O’Hara’s My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series.

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My Life Series Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the My Life Series by Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Navy Seal Dogs Teachers’ Guide

Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child to a member of our nation’s most elite SEAL teams and trainer of world’s most highly skilled K9 warriors. Discuss his story with the NAVY SEAL DOGS teachers’ guide.

Nerdy Babies Activities

Emmy Kastner’s Nerdy Babies is a series that will ignite curiosity in even the youngest readers and encourage them to ask questions and explore the world around them. Complete these activities and stay curious!

Nowhere Boy Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Olympians Teachers’ Guide

The myths of Ancient Greece shine a bright light onto one of the world’s oldest known civilizations. Go through the tragic, dramatic, and epic lives of the Greek gods in the OLYMPIANS teachers’ guide!

Hera: The Goddess and her Glory Reading Group Guide

HERA is the queen of the Gods and Goddesses of the Pantheon! Discuss her life and the heroes who won her favor with this reading group guide!

Only Fish in the Sea Activities

Sadie is building an elaborate and foolproof plan to save a poor discarded goldfish. Complete the activities based on Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell’s zany and fun picture book.

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Only Mostly Devastated

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA meets CLUELESS in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease.

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Peter Sis

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Peter Sis featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Featured titles include The Pilot and the Little Prince, The Tree of Life, The Wall, Starry Messenger, Tibet Through the Red Box, and the Madlenka Books.

Pie in the Sky Discussion Guide

Talk through the story of an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks with the PIE IN THE SKY discussion guide!

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Pie in the Sky

Common Core Teacher Guide for Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Potato Pants Storytime Kit

Host a storytime with Potato Pants!, the hilarious, heartwarming tale of forgiveness by bestselling and award-winning creator Laurie Keller.

Potato Pants! Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Pout-Pout Fish Activities

Turn Mr. Fish’s frown upside down with these downloadable activities based on the New York Times–bestselling series by Deborah Diesen, with pictures by Dan Hanna!

Presenting Buffalo Bill

Common Core Teacher Guide for Presenting Buffalo Bill by Candace Fleming featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

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Push Girl

An inspiring, real, and fresh young adult novel about how life can change in an instant by Chelsie Hill, one of the stars of the Sundance Channel reality show Push Girls, based on her own life.

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Rain Reign

Common Core Teacher Guide for Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

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Revolution is not a Dinner Party Discussion Guide

In the summer of 1972, danger began knocking on doors all over China. Reflect on the compelling story about a girl growing up during the reign of Chairman Mao with the REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY discussion guide!

Rick Atkinson

Common Core Teacher Guide for the books of Rick Atkinson featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Featured titles include D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.

Rip and Red Series

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Rip and Red series by Phil Bildner featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

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S&L Community Engagement

Showcase your voice and find out ways to take action with Macmillan’s Tips and Tricks for Community Engagement!

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S&L Multi Title Storytime

Make reading even more fun with Macmillan’s tips for hosting a successful storytime!

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S&L Multi Title Storytime

Make reading even more fun with Macmillan’s tips for hosting a successful storytime!

For Teachers
Sadie Discussion Guide

A serial-like podcast pieces clues about a missing girl on a journey of revenge. Talk activithrough this riveting YA novel with the SADIE discussion guide!

Samson in the Snow Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the picture book Samson in the Snow by New York Times-bestselling and award winning creator Philip C. Stead.

Scary Stories for Young Foxes Virtual Author Visit

Welcome to the den, everyone! Ask questions, learn monster trivia, and get thoroughly entertained with a virtual visit by Christian McKay Heidicker, author of SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES!

School’s First Day of School Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the New York Times-bestselling picture book School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex and Christian Robinson.

For Teachers
Secret Soldiers Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for Secret Soldiers by Keely Hutton featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Shadow and Bone Trilogy Common Core Teacher Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Snakes on a Train Activities

An adorable picture book full of sibilant sounds and other word play, Snakes on a Train is as fun for parents as it is for kids. Complete these activities based on the read aloud hit by Kathryn Dennis.

For Teachers
Soldier Boy

Common Core Teacher Guide for Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Someday this Pain will be Useful to You

James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. Talk through his memorable story with the SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU discussion guide!

Speak Graphic Novel

Common Core Teacher Guide for Speak: Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Startup Squad

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Stay Where You Are & Then Leave

Common Core Teacher Guide for Stay Where You Are & Then Leave by John Boyne featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Stella Diaz Activity Sheet

Stella wants to save the ocean, but she knows that she can't do it alone! Take Stella's pledge and complete the activities based on Angela Dominguez’s chapter book series.

Sticker Girl Series Guide

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Sticker Girl series by Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Inga Wilminkfeaturing discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

Stephen Savage “Things That Go” Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the picture books Little Tug, The Mixed Up Truck, and Supertruck by acclaimed creator Stephen Savage.

For Teachers
Stonewall’s Gold: A Novel of the Civil War

Stonewall's Gold is an adventure story for readers of all ages in the classic tradition of Treasure Island and The Red Badge of Courage.

For Teachers
Strange Sweet Song

A young soprano enrolls in a remote music academy where nothing, not even her mysterious young vocal coach, is as it seems.

Sun! Activity Kit

Meet Sun: He’s a star! And not just any star—he’s one in a billion. Learn about Sun and complete activities based on the fun and informative picture book by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

Super Happy Party Bear Activities

The Super Happy Party Bears are throwing a party and you’re invited! Complete these activities to help prep for the ultimate party (virtual or in-person!) with your friends and family.

For Teachers
Survivors Club

Common Core Teacher Guide for Survivors Club by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
Tanya Lee Stone Picture Book

Common Core Teacher Guide for picture books by Tanya Lee Stone featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities. Featured titles include Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers, Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors, Pass Go and Collect 200, The House That Jane Built, and Elizabeth Leads the Way.

The 57 Bus Discussion Questions

One moment thrust two teenagers into the spotlight and changed both of their lives forever. Reflect on the riveting nonfiction book about race, class, crime, and punishment with THE 57 BUS discussion questions!

The Adoration of Jenna FoxDiscussion Questions

No one knows Jenna Fox, not even her. Talk through this fascinating novel with discussion questions based on THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX!

The Amazing Bone

On a bright and beautiful spring day, a pig strikes up an unexpected friendship with a bone. Explore this classic picture book with THE AMAZING BONE teachers’ guide!

The Astonishing Maybe

How far would you go for the truth? Ponder on this and more with THE ASTONISHING MAYBE discussion guide!!

The Bear Who Wasn’t There Activity Kit

Complete these activities based on the picture book The Bear Who Wasn’t There by New York Times-bestselling creator and Caldecott-honoree LeUyen Pham.

Saving Emma Activities

Welcome to Apricot Lane Farm, a unique world full of true stories about heartwarming animals’ relationships and the special people who care for them. Complete these activities based on the first Apricot Lane Farm picture book, Saving Emma, by John Meyer.

The Black Cauldron

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Bone Garden

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Bone Garden by Heather Kassne featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Book of Three

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Book of Three by Llyod Alexander featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Boys Who Challenged Hilter by Phillip Hoose featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
The Chosen One

A dazzling novel about a young teenager's rebellion from the polygamist cult that would have her become the seventh wife to her 60-year-old uncle.

The Courage Text

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Courage Test by James Preller featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Day the President Was Shot

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Day the President Was Shot by Bill O'Reilly featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Common Core Teacher Guide for the Calpurnia Tate books by Jacqueline Kelly featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Dscussion Questions

Reflect on the life of budding naturalist Calpurnia Tate with discussion questions based on the work of Jacqueline Kelly.

The Fall and Bystander

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Fall and Bystander by James Preller featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
The Gardener

What does a title page say about the book? Explore the different elements of a story with the teachers’ guide based on works by Sarah Stewart and David Small!

For Teachers
The Girl Who Could Fly and The Boy Who Knew Everything

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Girl Who Could Fly and The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Girl Who Could Fly and The Boy Who Knew Everything

Common Core Discussion Guide for The Girl Who Could Fly and The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

For Teachers
The Grace Year

A speculative YA thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power.

The Graham Cracker Plot

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Graham Cracker Plot by Shelley Tougas featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

The Haunting of Falcon House

Common Core Teacher Guide for The Haunting of Falcon House by Eugene Yelchin featuring discussion questions and common core aligned activities.

5 Simple Mindfulness Habits for Better Parenting

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Incorporate Science Lessons Into Family Life

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

10 Cures for Rainy Day Boredom

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Establish a Daily Routine for Your Family

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

6 Ways to Create Unstructured Play Time for Your Kids

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

6 Gifts to Help You Raise a Smarter Child

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

5 Smart Tips to Help Keep Your Child Focused

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

From Audiobooks to Art Lessons, 5 Fun Digital Activities for Kids

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

3 Tactile Crafts Your Kids Will Love

Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting: Parenting help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

8 Ways to Get More Movement Into Your Day

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

What is Your Metabolism?

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

4 Ways to Improve Your Posture and Lose That Slouch

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

The Best Home Gym Equipment: 7 Essentials

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

The Benefits of Using an Eliptical Trainer

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How Bedtime Yoga Can Help You Sleep Better

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Should You Exercise in the Morning, Afternoon, or Evening?

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How Exercise Affects Your Brain

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Plank Like a Pro

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Body Fat: How to Use it And Lose It

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Strain Vs. Sprain: What's the Difference?

Get-Fit-Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Get Moving and Shape Up: Fitness advice for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How Are Fractions and Division Related

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

What Are Averages?

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

What Are Fractions?

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Prove the Pythagorean Theorem

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Why Does a Triangle Have 180 Degrees?

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Think About Subtraction

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Think About Addition

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Think About Division

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

What Is Exponential Growth?

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Find Common Denominators

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Math Easier: Math help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

4 Tips for More Mindful Eating

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Build a Better Salad in 6 Steps

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

10 Nutrition Worries You Can Stop Stressing About

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

The 10 Most Nutritious Foods for the Money

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Limit Your Kids Sugar Without Starting a War

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

4 Time-Saving Tips for Eating Healthy

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

5+ Ways to Get Kids Excited about Eating Healthy

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Tips to Help Picky Eaters Eat Healthier

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Meal Planning: What Works?

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

9 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous: Nutrition help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Science Experiments at Home: Liquids

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How Did Water Get on Earth?

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

What Killed the Dinosaurs?

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How Much Does my Dog Understand?

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Asteroid, Meteor, Meterite, and Comet: What's the Difference?

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Do Aliens Exist?

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How Many Stars Are in the Sky?

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How Old is the Universe?

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Get Kids Excited About Science

Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Sense of Science: Science help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Single Quotation Marks Versus Double Quotation Marks

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

4 Tips for Tackling Midterm Essays

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Write a Conclusion

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Irregular Verbs

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

What Is Point of View

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Are You Using Hyphens Correctly?

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Colons

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

Pronoun Order

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Use 'Myself' and Other Reflexive Pronouns

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling

How to Use Semicolons

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Writing and English help for parents who are now helping with their children's schooling