Discussion Guides

Teaching guides, including discussion questions, projects, and related reading lists, for the best children's books

Discussion Guides

Enrich your book discussion group with these guides. They can be used in various settings — whether in a classroom, library, bookstore, or at home.

These guides are free, and may be printed out and photocopied. New guides will be added as they become available.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | #

A
Absolutely Maybe
Absolutely Normal Chaos
Adaline Falling Star
Al Capone Does my Shirts
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls
And Not Afraid to Dare
Angel Child, Dragon Child
Aquamarine
Art of Keeping Cool, The
Arthur Babysits
As Far as I Can See: Meg's Diary
At the Crossing Places
Atticus of Rome, 30 B.C.
Aunt Flossie's Hats
Awesome Ancient Ancestors!

B
Babe and Me
Bandit's Moon
Beast, The
Becoming Naomi León
Behind the Mountains
Belle Teal
Best Way to Play, The
Beyond the Burning Time
Blizzard's Wake
Blueberries for Sal
BONE: Out From Boneville
Book of Time, The
Borreguita and the Coyote
A Boy no More
The Boy who saved Baseball
Briar's Book (Circle of Magic #4 )
Bridge to Terabithia
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Bud, Not Buddy

C
Caddie Woodlawn
California Blue
Can You See What I See?
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
Charlotte's Web
Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search for John Wilkes Booth
Chocolate Fever
Christmas Rat
Circuit, The
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C.
Clockwork
Code Talker
Cold Fire (Circle Opens #3)
Cold Tom
Corner of the Universe, A
Cousins
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Crystal Mask (Echorium Sequence)

D
Daja's Book (Circle of Magic #3 )
Danger Zone
Dark Quetzal (The Echorium Sequence)
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters From Obedience School
Distant Waves
Dogwolf
Dove and Sword

E
Each Little Bird that Sings
Each Peach Pear Plum
Elijah of Buxton
Ella Enchanted
Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust
Endangered Animals (Hello Reader Series)
Esperanza Renace
Esperanza Rising

F
Fables
Family Under the Bridge, The
Fever 1793
Firework-Maker's Daughter, The
First Grade Friends: The Lunch Box Surprise (Level 1)
Fish Is Fish
Five Smooth Stones, Hope's Diary: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776
Flight to Freedom
Flossie and the Fox
Folk Keeper, The
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Footprints in the Snow (Hello Reader Series)
Fraidy Cats (Hello Reader Series)
Freak the Mighty
Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary, Kentucky to Ohio, 1857
Frindle
Frog and Toad Are Friends
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
Frontier Magic #1: Thirteenth Child

G
Gatekeepers #4: Necropolis
Gentlemen
George's Marvelous Medicine
Germs! Germs! Germs! (Hello Reader Series)
Geronimo Stilton
Getting Near to Baby
Girl Named Helen Keller, A (Hello Reader Series)
Girl of Kosovo
Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The
Girls: A History of Growing Up Female In America
Granny Torelli Makes Soup
Great Gilly Hopkins, The
The Great Good Thing
Great Snakes! (Hello Reader Series)
Green Angel
Gregor the Overlander
Guardians of Ga'Hoole
Guests

H
Harlem
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Heartbeat
Here Comes the Snow! (Hello Reader Series)
Here Today
Hiccups for Elephant (Hello Reader Series)
Hitler's Daughter
Hive for the Honeybee, A
Holes
Hope Was Here
Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise
How Much Is a Million?
Humming Whispers
Hunger Games and Catching Fire

I
I Am the Cheese
I Can Hear the Mourning Dove
I Hate English!
I Have a Dream
If You Made a Million
I'm a Seed (Hello Reader Series)
Ida B . . and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster and (Possible) Save the World
In the Shadow of the Ark
Indian Captive
Indian in the Cupboard, The
Indigo
Inkheart
Inkheart
Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox (Hello Reader Series)

J
Jackaroo
Jackie and Me
Jamberry
Jesse
Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Tremain
Journal of Jesse Smoke, The: A Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838
Journey to the River Sea
Julie of the Wolves
Just Ella
Just Juice

K
King of Shadows
King of the Middle March
Kissing the Rain

L
Land, The
Legend of the Bluebonnet, The
Leon and the Spitting Image
Library Card, The
The Lightning Thief
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The (Chronicle of Narnia Series)
Locomotion
Long way from Chicago
Loser
Love That Dog
Lucas

M
Magic Steps (Circle Opens #1)
Maniac Magee
Martyn Pig
Max the Mighty
Max Spaniel
Meanest Thing to Say, The (Little Bill Series)
Midnight for Charlie Bone
Midnight Magic
Midnight Rider
Million Dollar Shot
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
Mirette on the Highwire
Missing Manatee
Missing May
Misty of Chincoteague
Money Troubles
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures in Ancient Egypt
Mud Pony, The
My Brother Sam Is Dead
My Guardian Angel
My Side of the Mountain
My Tooth Is About to Fall Out

N
Never Mind!: A Twin Novel
Notes from a Liar and her Dog
Numbering all the Bones
Number the Stars

O
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Olive's Ocean
One Dark and Scary Night
Othello, a Novel
Out of the Dust
Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (PDF)
Owl Moon
Ox-Cart Man

P
Paint Brush Kid, The
Pancakes for Supper
Pandora of Athens, 399 B.C
Parallel Journeys
Pedro's Journal
Perloo the Bold
Plain City
Pocahontas
Popcorn Shop, The (Hello Reader Series)
Princess Academy

R
Ramona's World
Ravenmaster's Secret, The
Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women
Riding Freedom
River Between Us
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement
Ruby Holler
Ruined (PDF)

S
Sahara Special
Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic #1)
Sarah Morton's Day
Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name!
School's Out
The School Story
The Sea of Monsters
The Secret School
Secret Soldier, The
Seeing Stone, the
Shakespeare's Secret
Shatterglass (The Circle Opens)
Shiloh
Shipwreck Saturday
Singer of All Songs, The: Book One in the Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy
Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives
Sisters Grimm 2: The Unusual Suspects
Skeleton Creek
Snow Treasure
Snowy Day, The
So B. It
Soldier's Heart
Song and Dance Man
Song of the Magdalene
Song of the Sparrow
Song Quest (Echorium Sequence)
Sounder
Stargirl
Stone Fox
Stone Goddess
Storm Warriors
Storyteller's Beads, The
Street Magic (Circle Opens #2)
Summer of the Swans, The
Super-Fine Valentine (Little Bill Series)
Surviving the Applewhites
Swimmy
Swindle and Zoobreak

T
Tale of Despereaux
Tales Mummies Tell
Talking Eggs, The
Tangerine
Tar Beach
The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in 3 Parts
Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementoes of Being Young and Black in America
Thief Lord, The
Three Names
Through My Eyes
Tiger Rising
Torn Thread
Treasure Hunt, The (Little Bill Series)
Tris's Book (Circle of Magic #2)
True North
Tuck Everlasting
Two Crazy Pigs (Hello Reader Series)

V
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829

W
Wackiest White House Pets
Walk Two Moons
The Wanderer
Well Wished
The Westing Game
Where the Red Fern Grows
Whipping Boy
White Romance, A
Wild Hunt, The
Wings of a Falcon, The
Winter of Red Snow, The: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart
Who Are You Calling a Woolly Mammoth?
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bully? (Hello Reader Series)
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Willie's Wonderful Pet (Hello Reader Series)
Witness
Worth

Y
The Year Down Yonder
The Young Man and the Sea

Z
Zebra Wall
Zomo the Rabbit