Curriculum Guides

Here is a sample of the Teacher’s Guides I have written for children’s books. Click the link to view the PDF.

Picture Books

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee, Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster), 2009

A Sock Is a Pocket For Your Toes by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, Harper Collins, 2004

Brothers At Bat by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Steven Salerno, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories by Audrey Penn, illustrated by Barbara Gibson, Tanglewood Press, 2009

Dog Gone! written and illustrated by Leeza Hernandez, G.P. Putnam’s Son, 2012

Dogs On the Bed by Elizabeth Bluemie, illustrated by Annie Wilsdorf, Candlewick Press, 2008

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2011

The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2013

How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle, illustrated by Randy Cecil, Candlewick Press, 2009

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein, Balzer & Bray (Harper Collins), 2010

Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

My Father the Dog by Elizabeth Bluemle, illustrated by Randy Cecil, Candlewick Press, 2006

Noodle and Lou by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Arthur Howard, Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster), 2011

Once Upon a Baby Brother by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Tricia Tusa, Melanie Kroupa Books (Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers), 2010

Passing the Music Down by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root

Phillis Sings Out Freedom by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Susan Keeter

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Don Tate

Soar, Elinor! by Tami Lewis Brown, illustrated by Francois Roca, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2010

The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illustrated by Christa Unzner, Tanglewood Press, 2009

Think Big by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, Bloomsburg Books for Young Readers, 2012

These Bees Count! by Alison Ashley Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow, Albert Whitman & Co., 2012

These Seas Count! by Alison Ashley Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow, Albert Whitman & Co., 2013

This Tree Counts! by Alison Ashley Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow, Albert Whitman & Co., 2010

Time Out for Monsters by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Robert Neubecker, Disney Hyperion Books, 2012

Too Pickley! by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Genevieve Leloup, Bloomsbury, 2010

Too Princessy! by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Genevieve Leloup, Bloomsbury, 2012

Too Purpley! by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Genevieve Leloup, Bloomsbury, 2010

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, Disney-Hyperion, 2012

Wink the Ninja Who Wanted To Be Noticed written and illustrated by J.C. Phillipps, Viking, 2009

The Zoopendous Surprise by Boots Hensel, illustrated by Andrea Gabriel, Pleasant Street Press, 2009

Early Chapter Books

Maybelle In the Soup by Katie Speck, illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos, Henry Holt & Co., 2007

Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck, illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos, Henry Holt & Co., 2008

Illustrated Novels

Ellie McDoodle: Friends Fur-Ever written and illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw, Bloomsbury, 2011

Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School written and illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw, Bloomsbury, 2008

Middle Grade Novels

Beyond Lucky by Sarah Aronson, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011

Dogsled Dreams by Terry Johnson, 4RV Publishing, 2010

My Very (Un)Fairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2011

Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009

The Multiplying Menace by Amanda Marrone, Aladdin, An Imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 2010

Young Adult Novels

Ashfall by Mike Mullen, Tanglewood Press, 2011

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullen,Tanglewood Press, 2012

Irises by Fransisco X. Stork, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2012

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans, Simon and Schuster BFYR, 2013

The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry, Bloomsbury, 2009

The End of the Line by Angela Cerrito, Holiday House, 2011

The Line by Teri Hall, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2010

The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Knopf/Random House Children’s Books, 2010

The Trouble With a Half Moon by Danette Vigilante, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011

Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman, Scholastic Inc., 2011

Non-fiction

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson, Peachtree Publishers, 2012

Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri