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4th through 6th grades (new titles are listed at the end of this page)

All of the Mini-Guides for Juniors are now available as digital downloads on the
TeachersPayTeachers website; a preview of each guide is also available.  
To get to pages that include all of the guides and reproducibles sheets, click on
the link:  Mini-Guides for Juniors

Note:  Making the guides available as digital downloads from TeachersPayTeachers
is just another way of making mini-guides readily available to people.  Paper copies
of mini-guides and reproducible sheets are still able to be ordered from CNS.  

         

 
 

Amos Fortune Free Man, Elizabeth Yates
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide $4.00

Amos, born the son of a king in Africa, works for freedom from slavery in America.

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

The Apple and the Arrow, Conrad Buff
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide  -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

12-year-old Walter experiences a revolution in 1291 in Switzerland.

Book $8.95

 
 

The Door in the Wall, Marguerite de Angeli
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

Despite handicaps, Robin discovers that he is able to serve his country.

Book $6.50

 
 

Heidi, Johanna Spyri

Guide 4.00

This is the classic story of an orphan girl who finds her true home.
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!
Note:  The edition of this book that was used to create the guide is now available on Kindle for $1.99!  Click on the link:  Heidi on Kindle

Book $4.99

 
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King of the Wind, by Marguerite Henry
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately.  

Guide $4.00

Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France and then to England -- where Sham's majesty is finally recognized.

Book $5.99

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Little Pilgrim’s Progress*, by Helen L. Taylor
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- instantly!
*Note:  The content of this guide is the same as the content in the study guide.

Guide $4.00

This is a classic adaptation of Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan.
New Edition of the book
  

New
Edition
$9.99

 

Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

 Guide 4.00

Annemarie undertakes a dangerous mission to save her best friend during WW II.
Also see The Winged Watchman --
Mini-Guides for Middlers

Book $6.50

 
 

Sarah, Plain and Tall & The Skylark, by P. MacLachlan
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets --  immediately!

   Guide 4.00

Sarah travels west in answer to an ad for a wife that was placed in the newspaper by a widower with two children.       

books no
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available from CNS

 
 

Secret of the Andes, by Ann Nolan Clark
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

Cusi, an Inca Indian boy who lives in the Andes Mountains, lives a unique lifestyle.

Book $5.99

 
 

Shadow of a Bull, Maia Wojciechowska
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide  -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

11-year-old Manolo, the son of a famous bullfighter, is afraid of bulls.

Book $5.99

 
 

The Sign of the Beaver, by E. G. Speare
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide  -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

Young Matt lives alone in the Maine wilderness in the 1700s.

Book $6.99

 
 

Snow Treasure, Marie McSwigan
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide  -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!  A workbook version is now available.

Guide 4.00

Norwegian children help protect their country’s gold during World War II.

Book $5.99

 
 

Song of the Trees, by Mildred D. Taylor
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide  -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

This is the prequel to the Newbery-winning book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Book $5.99

Note:  The mini-guide for Song of the Trees also contains some questions and activities for Mississippi Bridge by M.D. Taylor

Mississippi Bridge Book $4.99

 
 

Sarah Whitcher's Story, Elizabeth Yates
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide  -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

This book contains the miraculous story of the rescue of a small girl lost in the woods in 1783. The story is based on a true incident and contains a wonderful message of faith.  Although the title and the picture on the front indicates a girl book, the story is interesting to both boys and girls because Sarah’s siblings are very involved in the story. A secular picture book that tells that same story is
The Bear That Heard Crying
, by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and Helen Kinsey;
this book is readily available at public libraries.

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

Carolina's Courage, Elizabeth Yates
Click on the title to get to a page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

Discover the meaning of courage as you travel west with the Putnam family.  This
story is fiction; it is set in the mid-180s.

 Book 8.99

 
 

Mountain Born (Newbery Honor Book), Elizabeth Yates
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide  -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide $4.00

Peter grows as he experiences the hardships and joys of a shepherd's life.
A study of Psalm 23 is included in the guide.

Note:  The sequel to Mountain Born, A Place for Peter, is also available from CNS. 
A guide has not been written for this book; it is mentioned as a post reading activity in the guide for Mountain Born.

book no
longer
available
from CNS

 

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Bound for Oregon, Jean Van Leeuwen
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!  
This guide is also available from Tpt in workbook format -- click on the
title; reproducible sheets are not necessary when purchasing the guide
in workbook format.

Guide        4.00                           

The members of the Todd family demonstrate true pioneering spirit on the 2000
mile trek.  Their faith in God helps them on this grueling journey.

book no longer available from CNS

 
   
 
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The Cabin Faced West, Jean Fritz
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide --
and reproducible sheets -- immediately.
This guide is also available from Tpt in workbook format --
click on the title; reproducible sheets are not necessary when purchasing the guide in workbook format.
                                   

Guide 4.00

Ann Hamilton is very lonely; she longs for her cousin Margaret and her old school friends back in Gettysburg.  One evening a stranger rides up the hill and stays for supper.  Finally Ann realizes that there was no place she’d rather be than on Hamilton Hill -- helping to build the West. 

Book 6.99

 
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The Matchlock Gun, Walter D. Edmonds
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately.  

Guide 4.00

In 1756 the French and Indians were a constant threat to Edward and his family.  With father away, would Edward be able to use the huge Spanish gun if he needed to protect Mama and little Trudy?

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

Ben and Me, Robert Lawson
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately! 
This guide is also available from Tpt in workbook format -- 
click on the title; reproducible sheets are not necessary when purchasing the guide in workbook format.
        

Guide 4.00

Robert Lawson relates the story of Benjamin Franklin from a mouse’s
point of view!

book no longer available from CNS

 
Gentle Ben, Walt Morey
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this
guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!


Guide $4.00
Mark befriends an unusual pet -- a brown bear -- in the Territory of Alaska;
this book is set in the 1950s before Alaska became a state.                             
Book $5.99
 

All-of-a-Kind Family, Sydney Taylor
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets --  immediately!

Guide 4.00

Meet the All-of-a-Kind Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie --
who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century. They share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama’s front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa’s shop on rainy days.  The five girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises.

 

Book $6.99

 
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Twenty and Ten, Claire Huchet Bishop  
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide immediately; reproducible
sheets are also available.The guide is also available in workbook format.
Guide $4.00
During World War II, twenty children helped hide ten Jewish children.  This story is based on a true incident.                                                                             book no longer available from CNS
 
     
Ink on His Fingers, Louise A. Vernon   
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible
sheets -- immediately!
  
Guide $4.00
As Johann Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type, 12-year-old Hans
finds himself in the middle of a type-stealing mystery.
Book $8.99

Day of the Blizzard, Marietta Moskin
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide in interactive format
(and reproducible sheets) or in workbook format.
 
Guide $4.00  
12-year-old Katie travels during the Great Blizzard of 1888 to recover their family's heirloom garnet brooch.
Note:  A post-reading activity in the guide is to write a sequel.  After your student has written a sequel,
read the sequel written by Chris Roe:  The Wedding
Book $4.99
   
   
Charlotte's Web, E. B. White 
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide --      
and reproducible sheets -- immediately!
                    
Guide $4.00
This is the classic tale of a friendship between a pig and a spider.  Note for co-ops and    
schools:  5 used copies ($1.00 ea. + a low mailing charge) are available:  Used Book Page
              

book no 
longer avail-
able from
CNS
Treasures of the Snow, Patricia St. John (revised by Mary Mills)  
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible
sheets -- immediately! 
         
Guide $4.00
A mini-guide is now available for the revised edition of this classic book.  For information about the
original version, click on the link:  Patricia St. John 

book no
longer
available
from CNS
     
The Secret at Pheasant Cottage, Patricia St. John (revised by Mary Mills)
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible 
sheets -- immediately! 
   
Guide $4.00
12-year-old Lucy, who lives with her grandparents, begins to wonder why she doesn't have parents
like other children.
book no
longer
available
from CNS
Rainbow Garden, by Patricia St. John (revised by Mary Mills)  
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible
sheets -- immediately!
               
Guide $4.00
Elaine resists living with the Owen family, but she changes and grows with their godly influence.   
Book $6.99

Star of Light, by Patricia St. John (revised by Mary Mills)                       Guide $4.00
Two children from different countries discover the "light". 
Click on the link (below) to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible
sheets -- immediately!
 
Book $6.99
Star of Light

The Tanglewoods' Secret, by Patricia St. John (revised by Mary Mills)       Guide $4.00
Ruth and Philip live with their aunt and uncle while their parents are in India.  
They meet people -- and have adventures -- that change them.
Book $6.99
Click on the link (below) to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible
sheets -- immediately!
 
The Tanglewoods' Secret

Cabin on Trouble Creek, by Jean Van Leeuwen (author of Bound for Oregon) 
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible
sheets -- immediately!
 
Guide $4.00
If you are a fan of The Sign of the Beaver, you will like this book!  It is a similar story; it is
based on a true event that is recorded in Ohio history.  Two boys (11 and 8) are left in the Ohio
wilderness while their father goes back to Pennsylvania to get the rest of the family. 
  
Book $6.99

The Family Under the Bridge, Natalie Savage Carlson
Click on the title (below) to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!
        Guide               $4.00
Armand, a hobo in Paris, finds a family to live with him under the bridge.                                                                                                                                         Book
   $5.99
The Family Under the Bridge
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