I didn't know about LiveBinders.com until earlier this summer. There are loads of reasons why someone would want to create a binder, but I have decided that each novel unit project will involve research about big topics found in those books.
I have only completed one binder. My 7th graders will read Tangerine by Edward Bloor, which has great science topics. My students will research one of these topics and write a research paper. They will also present their information to the class.
Here is a link to my completed binder. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=940430
There are a TON of educational binders to peruse. Let me know if you find any that are awesome!