Katherine Applegate is the author of dozens of books for children and young adults. With her husband, Michael Reynolds, she wrote Animorphs (Scholastic), the best-selling middle reader series. Her first free-standing novel, Home of the Brave (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), won the 2007 Golden Kite Award for best fiction from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the 2007 Josette Frank Award from Bank Street College of Education, and was selected as a Best Book of 2007 by School Library Journal. Last year, her chapter book series for young readers, Roscoe Riley Rules, debuted with Harpercollins. The Buffalo Storm (Clarion Books) is her first picture book.
- Keep ‘Em Reading: Storytelling Magic
Helpful hints for passing on this ancient tradition.
- Library Lessons: J. K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Creative lessons and extension activities.
- Curriculum Connections: Explorers and Pioneers in the American West
Load the Wagons, Peace Medals, and Pioneer Pancakes worksheets.
- Fiction/Nonfiction: National Craft Month
Puppet patterns, poems, songs, and fingerplays.
- Library Lessons: Westward Ho!
Extension activities and reproducible worksheets.
- Storytime: Way Over Yonder
More great books for pioneering readers.
- Keep ‘Em Reading: Library Fundraisers
Birthday Book Club reproducible.
- Technology: Using Technology to Promote Reading
Social networking Web sites for book lovers.