November 17, 2017

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Get Clued In: Chapter Book Mysteries & Lesson Plan Tie-Ins

Five chapter book mystery series with activities and lesson plan ideas.

Five STEM-themed Chapter Books & Lesson Plan Ideas

These five fictional chapter books introduce scientific concepts in entertaining and accessible ways.

“Build a Better World” with Chapter Books

Chapter Book Chat columnist Abby Johnson recommends three recent titles (along with lesson plan and activity ideas) that fit perfectly with the “Build A Better World” summer reading theme.

Engaging Readers with Fiction/Nonfiction Pairings

Pairing popular chapter books with thematically related nonfiction titles offers readers various entry points to a subject.

Chapter Books for Change | Chapter Book Chat

Topics such as immigration, gender identity, and homelessness are explored in this selection of chapter books for younger readers, with supporting web resources for classroom lessons and discussions.

Frightfully Good Reads | Chapter Book Chat

Librarian Abby Johnson suggests several chapter book series—paired with activities or lesson extenders—that deliver chills and thrills.

Gold Medal Reads | Chapter Book Chat

Just in time for the Olympics, librarian Abby Johnson spotlights several sports series for chapter book readers and suggests accompanying activities, including fun ways to stay active this summer.

I Fancy Fairy Tales | Chapter Book Chat

Abby Johnson takes a look at several new transitional readers that play with traditional fairy tales elements and make for great lesson-extenders.

Animal Antics: Books & Activities for Independent Readers | Chapter Book Chat

Librarian Abby Johnson kicks off the new Chapter Book Chat column by recommending three animal tales, with accompanying activity ideas.