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Free Novel Guides for Teachers


Thank you for all of your hard work! You are transforming lives, and nothing is more influential than what you are doing. 

To make your job easier, we’ve compiled a list of middle grade and young adult books that have free teacher guides to help you with your planning. 

Whether you are using these novels for a whole class study, small groups, or a book club, it’s our hope that this list will be a resource that will give you time to do what you do best–teach! 

Click on the title of the book for the guide and the author’s name for their website. 


Middle Grade Novel Guides 

Ages 8-12

Summer of Lost and Found by Rebecca Behrens

Spirit’s Key by Edith Cohn 

My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) by Alison DeCamp

Tracy Tam: Santa Command by Krystalyn Drown

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman

The Princess and the Page by Christina Farley 

The Time of the Fireflies  Kimberley Griffiths Little

Just a Drop of Water by  Kerry O’Malley Cerra

Nanny X by Madelyn Rosenberg

Hook’s Revenge and Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

Eliza Bing Is (Not) A Big, Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet

Middle Grade Novel Guides

Ages 10-14

When Audrey Met Alice by  Rebecca Behrens 

Witch of Zall by Kerry Gans 

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox 

Written in Stone  by Rosanne Parry 

Steering Toward Normal by Rebecca Petruck 

The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni 

Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose 

Kiki and Jacques by Susan Ross 

The Lost Planet by Rachel Searles

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage 

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre 

Young Adult Novel Guides 
Ages 12-up

Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett
Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P. J. Hoover 

Gilded and Silvern by Christina Farley 

Sirens by Janet Fox 

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Forbidden and Banished  by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Young Adult Novel Guides
Ages 14-up 

Nearly Gone(plus a 2nd guide here) by Elle Cosimano 

“The Turing Test” (Short story) by Beth Revis

When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez

Note to authors: If you have a middle grade or young adult teacher guide for your novel, please fill out this form and I will add yours to the list. If you don’t have one, a great resource is Rachele Alpine who creates these. ~ Christina

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