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Teacher's Guides/Activities

Extensive guides are now available for many Sleeping Bear Press books. They are wonderful resources for the classroom as well as for library, school and bookstore events!

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  • 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi: A Mississippi Numbers Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 752 KB
  • A Book for Black-Eyed Susan - Teaching Guide   PDF: 441 KB
  • A Cookie for Santa - Activity Pages   PDF: 624 KB
  • A Girl Named Dan - Teaching Guide   PDF: 784 KB
  • A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 2.15 MB
  • A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.37 MB
  • A is for Algonquin Park: An Ontario Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 607 KB
  • A is for Algonquin Park: An Ontario Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 61.2 KB
  • A is for Aloha - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.91 MB
  • A is for America: An American Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 658 KB
  • A is for America: An American Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 164 KB
  • A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 923 KB
  • A is for Arches - Teaching Guide   PDF: 815 KB
  • A isn't for Fox: An Isn't Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 427 KB
  • A Peck of Peaches: A Georgia Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 469 KB
  • A Penguin Names Patience - Coloring Page   PDF: 85.5 KB
  • A Pet for Miss Wright - Coloring Page   PDF: 66.4 KB
  • A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree - Teaching Guide   PDF: 681 KB
  • Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize - Teaching Guide   PDF: 660 KB
  • B is for Badger - Teaching Guide   PDF: 887 KB
  • B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 228 KB
  • B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 840 KB
  • B is for Beaver - Teaching Guide   PDF: 857 KB
  • B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 666 KB
  • B is for Big Sky Country - Teaching Guide   PDF: 870 KB
  • B is for Blue Crab - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.39 MB
  • B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.04 MB
  • B is for Bluegrass - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.24 MB
  • B is for Bluenose: A Nova Scotia Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 687 KB
  • B is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 551 KB
  • B is for Buckeye - Teaching Guide   PDF: 52 KB
  • Buzzy the Bumblebee - Teaching Guide   PDF: 2.92 MB
  • C is for Centennial - Teaching Guide   PDF: 884 KB
  • C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 469 KB
  • C is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 819 KB
  • C is for Cornhusker - Teaching Guide   PDF: 2.12 MB
  • C is for Cowboy - Teaching Guide   PDF: 991 KB
  • Cardinal Numbers: An Ohio Counting Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 639 KB
  • Colors of Me - Teaching Guide   PDF: 608 KB
  • Count on Us: A Tennessee Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 411 KB
  • D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 861 KB
  • D is for Dancing Dragon: A China Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 937 KB
  • D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 888 KB
  • D is for Desert: A World Desert's Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 506 KB
  • D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 638 KB
  • D is for Down Under: An Australia Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 580 KB
  • D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 944 KB
  • D is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 764 KB
  • Deck the Walls Activities   PDF: 2.55 MB
  • Delia's Dull Day - Teaching Guide   PDF: 562 KB
  • Desert Digits: An Arizona Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 611 KB
  • Digger and Daisy Go on a Picnic - Coloring Page   PDF: 150 KB
  • Digger and Daisy Go to the Doctor - Coloring Page   PDF: 381 KB
  • Digger and Daisy Go to the Zoo - Coloring Page   PDF: 136 KB
  • Discover America State By State - Activity Guide   PDF: 157 KB
  • E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 368 KB
  • E is for Empire - Teaching Guide   PDF: 899 KB
  • E is for Enchantment - Teaching Guide   PDF: 912 KB
  • E is for Evergreen - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.31 MB
  • Elena's Story - Teaching Guide   PDF: 365 KB
  • F is for Fiddlehead: A New Brunswick Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 2.97 MB
  • F is for First State - Teaching Guide   PDF: 966 KB
  • F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.12 MB
  • Finn McCool and the Great Fish - Teaching Guide   PDF: 192 KB
  • First Dog - Coloring Page   PDF: 180 KB
  • First Dog - Teaching Guide   PDF: 382 KB
  • Fishing for Numbers: A Maine Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 398 KB
  • Four Legends - Teacher's Guide   PDF: 1.19 MB
  • Four Wheels West: A Wyoming Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 834 KB
  • Friend on Freedom River - Teaching Guide   PDF: 251 KB
  • Frog and Friends - Coloring Page   PDF: 99.1 KB
  • Frog and Friends - Frog's Flying Adventure - Coloring Page   PDF: 60.6 KB
  • Frog and Friends - Outdoor Surprises – Coloring Page   PDF: 74.4 KB
  • Frog and Friends - Party at the Pond - Coloring Page   PDF: 144 KB
  • Frog and Friends - The Best Summer Ever - Coloring Page   PDF: 76.2 KB
  • G is for Galaxy: An Out of this World Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 534 KB
  • G is for Garden State - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.38 MB
  • G is for Gladiator - Teaching Guide   PDF: 245 KB
  • G is for Gold Medal: An Olympic Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 580 KB
  • G is for Golden - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1 MB
  • G is for Golden Boy: A Manitoba Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 633 KB
  • G is for Grand Canyon - Teaching Guide   PDF: 977 KB
  • G is for Granite - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.08 MB
  • Golden Numbers: A California Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 693 KB
  • Goliath - Teaching Guide   PDF: 600 KB
  • Goodnight Baby Bear - Coloring Page   PDF: 76.1 KB
  • Grady the Goose - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.02 MB
  • H is for Hawkeye - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.43 MB
  • H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.25 MB
  • H is for Hoosier - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.03 MB
  • Hazel Ridge Farm Series - Teaching Guide   PDF: 561 KB
  • Horace j. Edwards and the Time Keepers: Secret of the Scarab Beetle - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.73 MB
  • Husker Numbers: A Nebraska Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 736 KB
  • I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.17 MB
  • I is for Island - Prince Edward Island - Teaching Guide   PDF: 381 KB
  • Independence Hall - Group Dynamic Rubric   DOC: 22 KB
  • Independence Hall - Multiple Intelligence Survey   PDF: 121 KB
  • Independence Hall - Multiple Intelligence Survey (Excel)   XLS: 14.5 KB
  • Independence Hall - Socratic Discussion Rubric   PDF: 82.5 KB
  • Independence Hall - Student Pack   PDF: 291 KB
  • Independence Hall - Teacher Dossier   PDF: 411 KB
  • J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet - Coloring Page (1)   PDF: 92.3 KB
  • J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet - Coloring Page (2)   PDF: 81.7 KB
  • J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 611 KB
  • Jungle Surprises - Teaching Guide   PDF: 409 KB
  • Junk Man's Daughter - Teaching Guide   PDF: 700 KB
  • K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 796 KB
  • K is for Keystone - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.06 MB
  • Kay Kay's Alphabet Safari - Activity Pages   PDF: 1.58 MB
  • Kitty Hawk - Student Dossier   PDF: 208 KB
  • Kitty Hawk - Teacher Dossier   PDF: 246 KB
  • L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 425 KB
  • L is for Last Frontier - Teaching Guide   PDF: 3.78 MB
  • L is for Lincoln - Teaching Guide   PDF: 59.7 KB
  • L is for Lobster - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.38 MB
  • L is for Lone Star - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.39 MB
  • Lazy Days of Summer - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.35 MB
  • Likes to Say Series - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.12 MB
  • Lily's Victory Garden - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.16 MB
  • Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King - Teaching Guide   PDF: 960 KB
  • Loonies and Toonies: A Canadian Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 564 KB
  • M is for Magnolia - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.08 MB
  • M is for Maple Syrup - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.22 MB
  • M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 331 KB
  • M is for Masterpiece: An Art Alphabet Teaching Guide   PDF: 709 KB
  • M is for Mayflower - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.2 MB
  • M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 484 KB
  • M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 717 KB
  • M is for Mitten - Teaching Guide   PDF: 82.4 KB
  • M is for Mom: A Child's Alphabet - Coloring Page   PDF: 110 KB
  • M is for Mount Rushmore - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.35 MB
  • M is for Mountain State - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.1 MB
  • M Is For Mountie: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 712 KB
  • Mackinac Bridge: The Story of the Five Mile Poem - Teaching Guide   PDF: 660 KB
  • Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo - Teaching Guide   PDF: 372 KB
  • Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story - Teaching Guide   PDF: 407 KB
  • Memoirs of a Goldfish - Teaching Guide   PDF: 738 KB
  • Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot - Teaching Guide   PDF: 815 KB
  • Minnow and Rose - Teaching Guide (An Oregon Trail Story)   PDF: 315 KB
  • Moose on the Loose - Coloring Page   PDF: 100 KB
  • My Piggy Bank - Game   PDF: 547 KB
  • N is for Natural State - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.7 MB
  • N is for Nutmeg - Teaching Guide   PDF: 894 KB
  • N is for Our Nation's Capitol - Teaching Guide   PDF: 834 KB
  • Natural Numbers: An Arkansas Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 828 KB
  • Net Numbers: A South Carolina Numbers Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 483 KB
  • New York State Reader - Teaching Guide   PDF: 739 KB
  • No Year of the Cat - Teaching Guide   PDF: 406 KB
  • North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 326 KB
  • Numbers in a Row: An Iowa Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 580 KB
  • O is for Old Dominion - Teaching Guide   PDF: 889 KB
  • One for All: A Pennsylvania Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 324 KB
  • One If By Land: A Massachusetts Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 772 KB
  • One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 641 KB
  • P is for Palmetto - Teaching Guide   PDF: 961 KB
  • P is for Passport: A World Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.15 MB
  • P is for Peace Garden - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.34 MB
  • P is for Peach - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.17 MB
  • P is for Pelican - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.23 MB
  • P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 683 KB
  • P is For Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 495 KB
  • P is for Potato - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.51 MB
  • P is for Prairie Dog: A Prairie Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 720 KB
  • P is for Puffin: A Newfoundland and Labrador Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.39 MB
  • Pappy's Handkerchief - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.89 MB
  • Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart - Teaching Guide   PDF: 631 KB
  • Penny: The Forgotten Coin - Teaching Guide   PDF: 723 KB
  • Piece by Piece - Coloring Pages   PDF: 207 KB
  • Pierre the Penguin - Teaching Guide   PDF: 819 KB
  • Prairie Numbers: An Illinois Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 606 KB
  • Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Numbers Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 632 KB
  • R is for Rhode Island Red - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.26 MB
  • R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 605 KB
  • Rebekkah's Journey: A World War II Refugee Story - Teaching Guide   PDF: 610 KB
  • Riding to Washington - Teaching Guide   PDF: 737 KB
  • Round Up: A Texas Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 589 KB
  • Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story - Teaching Guide   PDF: 966 KB
  • Runs with Courage - Teaching Guide   PDF: 596 KB
  • S is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.6 MB
  • S is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be Green Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 438 KB
  • S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 449 KB
  • S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 582 KB
  • S is for Show Me - Teaching Guide   PDF: 926 KB
  • S is for Silver - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.16 MB
  • S is for Smithsonian: America's Museum Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.15 MB
  • S is for Sooner - Teaching Guide   PDF: 635 KB
  • S is for Spirit Bear: A British Columbia Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.24 MB
  • S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.05 MB
  • S is for Sunflower - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.6 MB
  • S is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.54 MB
  • S is for Sunshine - Teaching Guide   PDF: 224 KB
  • Santa's Underwear - Coloring Page   PDF: 373 KB
  • Say Daddy! - Coloring Pages   PDF: 572 KB
  • Say Daddy! - Coloring Pages (Spanish)   PDF: 701 KB
  • Scout - Teaching Guide   PDF: 431 KB
  • Show Me the Number: A Missouri Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 437 KB
  • Someday Is Not A Day of the Week - Teaching Guide   PDF: 377 KB
  • Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 460 KB
  • Surviving the Hindenburg - Teaching Guide   PDF: 181 KB
  • T is for Taj Mahal - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.44 MB
  • T is for Tar Heel - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.41 MB
  • T is for Teachers: A School Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 625 KB
  • T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 782 KB
  • T is for Twin Cities: A Minneapolis/St. Paul Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 352 KB
  • That's What Friends Are For - Teaching Guide   PDF: 151 KB
  • The American Reader - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.53 MB
  • The Boy and the Moon - Teaching Guide   PDF: 192 KB
  • The Boy Who Wanted to Cook - Teaching Guide   PDF: 988 KB
  • The Fat Boy Chronicles - Teaching Guide   PDF: 286 KB
  • The Gift of the Inuksuk - Teaching Guide   PDF: 364 KB
  • The Handkerchief Quilt - Teaching Guide   PDF: 537 KB
  • The Happy Prince - Teaching Guide   PDF: 663 KB
  • The Hidden Bestiary of Marvelous, Mysterious, and (Maybe Even) Magical Creatures - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.18 MB
  • The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale - Teaching Guide   PDF: 730 KB
  • The Legend of Sleeping Bear - Teaching Guide   PDF: 870 KB
  • The Legend of the Loon - Teaching Guide   PDF: 590 KB
  • The Listeners - Teaching Guide   PDF: 606 KB
  • The Little Kids' Table - Activity Pages   PDF: 772 KB
  • The Little Kids' Table - Coloring Pages   PDF: 450 KB
  • The Lucky Star - Teaching Guide   PDF: 465 KB
  • The Michigan Counting Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 309 KB
  • The Michigan Reader - Teaching Guide   PDF: 948 KB
  • The Missouri Reader - Teaching Guide   PDF: 937 KB
  • The New Jersey Reader - Teaching Guide   PDF: 937 KB
  • The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas - Activity Pages   PDF: 346 KB
  • The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas - Coloring Page   PDF: 500 KB
  • The Ohio Reader - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.65 MB
  • The Orange Shoes - Teaching Guide   PDF: 626 KB
  • The Pennsylvania Reader - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.65 MB
  • The People of Twelve Thousand Winters - Teaching Guide   PDF: 341 KB
  • The Quilt Walk - Teaching Guide   PDF: 264 KB
  • The Scarlet Stockings Spy - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.66 MB
  • The Town That Fooled the British: A War of 1812 Story - Teaching Guide   PDF: 658 KB
  • The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story - Teaching Guide   PDF: 707 KB
  • The White House - Group Dynamic Rubric   PDF: 29.2 KB
  • The White House - Student Dossier   PDF: 107 KB
  • Ticktock Banneker's Clock - Activity Pages   PDF: 797 KB
  • Ticktock Banneker's Clock - Coloring Page   PDF: 543 KB
  • Tig Ripley, Book One: Rock 'n' Roll Rebel - Teaching Guide   PDF: 575 KB
  • Times Square: A New York State Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 569 KB
  • Track that Scat! - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.14 MB
  • Twice as Good: The Story of William Powell and Clearview - Teaching Guide   PDF: 270 KB
  • V is for Venus Flytrap: A Plant Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.66 MB
  • V is for Viking - Teaching Guide   PDF: 587 KB
  • V is for Volunteer - Teaching Guide   PDF: 569 KB
  • V is for von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 368 KB
  • W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.12 MB
  • W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 970 KB
  • W is for Windy City: A Chicago Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 881 KB
  • W is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 634 KB
  • Waiting for the Owl's Call - Teaching Guide   PDF: 894 KB
  • When Anju Loved Being an Elephant - Teaching Guide   PDF: 292 KB
  • Who Will Plant a Tree - Teaching Guide   PDF: 223 KB
  • Whole-y Cow! Fractions Are Fun - Teaching Guide   PDF: 434 KB
  • Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road? - Coloring Page   PDF: 634 KB
  • Willow - Activity Sheet (Sea Creatures)   PDF: 473 KB
  • Willow - Activity Sheet (Something Huge Sits Next to Willow)   PDF: 434 KB
  • Willow - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.28 MB
  • Willow and the Snow Day Dance - Teaching Guide   PDF: 407 KB
  • Wright Numbers: A North Carolina Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 409 KB
  • Y is for Yellowhammer - Teaching Guide   PDF: 1.14 MB
  • Yankee Doodle Numbers: A Connecticut Number Book - Teaching Guide   PDF: 400 KB
  • Yatandou - Teaching Guide   PDF: 895 KB
  • Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers - Teaching Guide   PDF: 604 KB
  • Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 244 KB
  • Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 630 KB
  • Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo alphabet - Teaching Guide   PDF: 564 KB
  • Zero, Zilch, Nada: Counting to None - Teaching Guide   PDF: 338 KB