Educator & Discussion Guides from the Sweet Sixteens

Whether you’re a teacher looking for curriculum connections or a book club organizer looking for a new selection with ready-made discussion questions, we have the resources for you! The links below provide direct, free (!!!) access to educator’s guides and discussion questions for a variety of middle grade and young adult titles, all published in 2016.

Middle Grade:

 BFF Bucket List

The BFF Bucket List by Dee Romito

 

 

 

COUNTING THYME

 

Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin

 

 

 

THE DISTANCE TO HOME

 

The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop

 

 

 

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Earth Force Rising (Bounders 1), The Tundra Trials (Bounders 2) by Monica Tesler

 

 

 

Victoria J Coe (FENWAY AND HATTIE)

 

Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe

 

 

 

Finding Perfect Cover

 

Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz

 

 

 

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From The Grave by Cynthia Reeg

 

 

 

Howard Wallace

 

Howard Wallace, P.I. by Casey Lyall

 

 

 

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I Am Drums by Mike Grosso

 

 

 

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The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw

 

 

 

Last-Fifth-Grade

 

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan

 

 

 

PBJ Society

 

The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson

 

 

 

WAR

 

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez by Robin Yardi

 

 

 

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Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway

 

 

 

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Motley Education by S.A. Larsen

 

 

 

Lois Sepahban (PAPER WISHES)

 

Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban

 

 

 

RAT PRINCE

 

The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder

 

 

 

CHARLIE PRICE

 

The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price by Jennifer Maschari

 

 

 

 

Young Adult:

DIG TOO DEEP

 

Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer [second page]

 

 

 

mY KIND OF CRAZY

 

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul

 

 

 

Phantom Limbs

 

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

 

 

 

Underwater

 

Underwater: A Novel by Marisa Reichardt

 

 

 

THE WAY I USED TO BE

 

The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

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Printable Release Calendar for April!

Here’s our handy printable release calendar to help you keep track of all the sweet April debuts coming at you soon!

Click here for the April 2016 calendar in .pdf format

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Thanks to our printable calendar team: Sarah Alexander,  Jenn Nguyen, Dee Romito, Shari Schwarz, Kathy MacMillan, Randi Pink and Ava Jae!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Author: Margaret Dilloway

Margaret DillowayMargaret Dilloway is the author of the adult books THE TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA, SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS and HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE. This is her first book for kids. She lives in San Diego with her family and a big Goldendoodle named Gatsby, who looks just like the dog on the cover.

Margaret’s debut kids novel, MOMOTARO: XANDER AND THE LOST ISLAND OF MONSTERS (Disney-Hyperion, 4/5/2016) is a middle grade fantasy. In this Percy Jackson-meets-Miyazaki adventure, 12-year-old Xander Miyamoto finds out he’s the heir to a legendary Japanese warrior throne, tasked with killing off the oni who cause all the world’s troubles. Only problem is, he has no idea how to use his powers. With his best friend Peyton and loyal dog in tow, Xander sets off to rescue his father and save the world.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book as a child: THE SILVER CHAIR by C.S. Lewis.
  • Childhood aspiration: She has wanted to be a writer ever since she learned how to write– it was a toss-up between writer and artist, but art supplies cost too much.
  • Favorite time to write: First thing in the morning.
  • Last book read: THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwen Womack.
  • Favorite things to do: Hike with her dog, make dollhouse miniatures, plot obsessive home improvement projects.
  • Surprising personal fact: Recently got a defibrillator implanted due to a rare genetic heart condition.
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Bringing a half-Asian superhero to the world and retelling the legends her mother told her, with the help of a supportive publisher. It’s time!

Where to find her:

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