Teacher Notes – Free Book Units

Teacher Notes include questions and curriculum activities.

Click on the titles to download a free pdf.

Picture Books:

Bravo by Philip Waechter: theme of praise/ fathers

Elwyn’s Dream by Ali Foster: true story of the rare takahe

Taming the Sun by Gavin Bishop: 4 Maori myths

Cinderella: using Blooms activities

Rats by Gavin Bishop: modern folk tale

Short Fiction:

Friends-Snake and Lizard: friendship in the desert

Hideous and Hilarious: historical and fun

Claws and Jaws: animal stories

Junior Novels:

The Travelling Restaurant by Barbara Else: fantasy adventure

Sting by Raymond Huber: honey bee adventure

Young Adult Fiction:

Revolver by Marcus Sedgewick: thriller in Alaskan gold rush


The Dalai Lama Story by Andrew Crowe: biography (the ebook is available here)

Illustrated History of Antarctica by Marcia Stenson