Downloadable Literature Guides

Award-Winning Ghost Stories

Ghost stories offer an excellent opportunity to motivate you students to read fun, exciting literature! Our Kids Wings worksheets capitalize on their popularity to enhance the reading curriculum, character development, and standardized test preparation for reading.


Kids' Wings recommends the following great ghost stories with great literature guides that your students will love:

*The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
*The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
*Splendors and Glooms (2013 Newbery Honor Book)
Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith
The Ghost's Grave
by Peg Kehret (includes an original song)
The Blue Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer (easy chapter book)
*Doll Bones by Holly Black (2014 Newbery Honor Book)
*Dying to Meet You, 43 Old Cemetery Road by Kate Klise
Ghost Fever by Joe Hayes (Spanish folk tale)
The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice
*Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates (fun, mystery, ghosts, and more!)
The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine by Diane Stanley
Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade by Art Wallace (our favorite, a "ghostless" ghost story)
*The Shadows by Martha Freeman
Who Stole Halloween? by Martha Freeman (includes a song)
The Thirteenth Floor by Sid Fleischman
Time for Andrew by Mary Downing Hahn, 12 page download, $7.95
*Scarum Fair by Jessica Swaim-- Haunted Carnival poetry picture book!
Shape Changer, Alien Secrets, and *Zita the Space Girl (3 Space Fantasies) $12.95

*Includes a Jeopardy-type game

Primary Literature Guides with Limited Chills

Don't miss Creepy Carrots illustrated by Peter Brown (2013 Caldecott Book)
Don't miss his hysterical Book Trailer!


Picture Books Literature Guides Together in paired $12.95 DOWNLOADS:

Frankie Stein and Bedtime at the Swamp

Stellaluna and Little Lost Bat, paired units

5 Spider Units with 60 pages of Activities for only $19.95

Picture Books Together in ONE $12.95 DOWNLOAD:
Snip! Snap! What's That? by Lola Schaefer
A Very Hairy Story by Rick Walton
One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler
What Time Is It, Grandma Wolf? by Ken Brown

Other good reads for middle grades in October include:
Inside and Outside Mummies by Sandra Markle
Pompeii, Lost and Found by Mary Pope Osborne
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Forging of the Blade by R. L. LeFevers


Happy Halloween!


Kids Wings newest collections of guides for award-winning literature:

Grades 1-3:

Brain-Boosting Books

Bringing Books to Life

Discover Magic in Award-Winning Picture Books

Serendipity! Discovering Science, Math, and Language Arts
in Award-winning Picture Books

Flying Higher

Grades 3-6:

Growing Young Americans

Reading Out of the Box

Extraordinary Destinations

Gifts and Givers

Tempests and Teamwork



All Kids Wings Literature Guides


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