EXPLORE MORE BOOK GUIDES

Good preparation is an essential part of Island Readers & Writers programs and our custom-designed Explore More Guides provide resources that help bring books to life! Each portal will take you to our Explore More Guides for picture books, chapter books and middle-grade books used in IRW programs. Our Getting the Right Start activities are perfect for preschoolers and feature activities for popular picture books.

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PICTURE BOOKS

Explore More Guides contain numerous clickable links to cross-curricular resources and thoughtful pathways for deep exploration of the subjects and themes in the book.

All Explore More Guides are PDFs. Clicking on the link will bring you to the PDF; right-click on the PDF to save it to your computer for future access.

Explore More Guides contain links and images and may take a minute to fully load.

King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin

Julia Alvarez

Calef Brown

Toni Buzzeo

Russ Cox

Lee Decora Francis

Robin Orm Hansen

Kevin Hawkes

Alexandra Hinrichs

Patrick Jennings

Cynthia Lord

Matt Myers

Anne Sibley O’brien

Melissa Sweet

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GETTING THE RIGHT START PICTURE BOOKS

The activities for these popular picture books were created for IRW's Getting the Right Start initiative, a book-centered program for pre-K kids. Using the Whole Book Approach and Visual Thinking Strategies, these activities are designed to stretch imaginations, strengthen language development, observational skills and most importantly, to encourage fun with picture books!

Koen Van Biesen

Linda Ashman

Peter Brown

Ashley Bryan

Deborah Freedman

Suzy Lee

Chris Rashka

Brendan Wenzel

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CHAPTER BOOKS & MIDDLE GRADES

Good preparation is an essential part of Island Readers & Writers programs. This page provides book-related questions and activities that help prepare readers for an author and/or illustrator visit.

Explore More Guides contain numerous clickable links to cross-curricular resources and thoughtful pathways for deep exploration of the subjects and themes in the book.

All Explore More Guides are PDFs. Clicking on the link will bring you to the PDF; right-click on the PDF to save it to your computer for future access.
Explore More Guides contain links and images and may take a minute to fully load.