Literature Guides

Teach generosity and philanthropy through shared reading

The shared experience of reading a book is powerful in many ways. Children learn reading, listening, and comprehension skills, while together you celebrate the joys and sorrows that good literature presents. Literature brings us closer and introduces real issues and broadens experience in a safe environment.

This Reading Tutor Guide provides tips for reading with a child. Search the literature guides for Picture Books and Teen Novels or click the individual links below.

Reading with someone younger or older is an opportunity for developing relationships and respect across generations or grade levels! 

PRE K-2 LITERATURE GUIDES


A Chair For My Mother

Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

Amazing Grace

Anna and Natalie

Bears Barge In

Before You Were Mine Literature Guide

Butter Battle Book

Coming to America

The Deliverance of Dancing Bears

Dog Heroes: Water Dogs

Dolphins on the Sand

Each Living Thing

Earth Mother

Gardener

Go Home James Literature Guide

Goose's Story Literature Guide

Hanni and Beth Literature Guide

A Home for Dakota Literature Guide

Humphrey the Lost Whale Literature Guide

Immigrant Kids

Jasper's Day Literature Guide

Julius: The Baby of the World

Just a Dream Literature Guide

Let's Get a Pup

Lorax

Magnus at the Fire

Miss Nelson is Missing Literature Guide

Miss Rumphius Literature Guide

Molly the Pony Literature Guide

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Literature Guide

Noisy Nora Literature Guide

Oh, the Pets You Can Get! Literature Guide

The Orphan Seal Literature Guide

The Rainbow Fish Literature Guide

In the Dog Park with Sam and Lucy Literature Guide

Sam and the Lucky Money Literature Guide

The Seven Chinese Brothers Literature Guide

The Sneetches Literature Guide

The Spirit of the Maasai Man Literature Guide

Swimmy Literature Guide

Tails Are Not For Pulling Literature Guide

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney Literature Guide

Two Bobbies Literature Guide

Uncle Jed's Barbershop Literature Guide

Wild Tracks! Literature Guide

The Wolves Are Back Literature Guide

The Other Side Literature Guide

GRADE K-3 LITERATURE GUIDES


Brand New Kid

Brave Norman

Buddy Unchained

Dog Heroes: Fire Dogs

 

TEEN LITERATURE GUIDES

The teen literature guides and book talks were created for the following titles by 11th grade students in Indiana.


The Hunger Games Literature Guide

Bonechiller Literature Guide

Divergent Literature Guide

The Darkest Path Literature Guide

Ender's Game Literature Guide

Twisted Literature Guide (1)

Twisted Literature Guide (2)

Shattering Glass Literature Guide

Before I Fall Literature Guide

Going Underground Literature Guide

The Juvie Three Literature Guide

Lockdown Literature Guide

Unwind Literature Guide

Peak Literature Guide

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Literature Guide

Before I Fall