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6th through 9th Grades (new titles are listed at the end of this page)

All of the Mini-Guides for Middlers 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 Middlers

Clicking on the individual titles (below) will get you to the page for that specfic 
guide/reproducibles.
 

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.  
    
        

 
 
 

Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Gray Vining
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the 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

11-year-old Adam searches for his father and his dog in 13th century England.

Book $6.99

 
 

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy M. Montgomery
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

An orphan girl finds love in an unusual place.

Book $4.50

 
 

The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the 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

Daniel, a rebel in Palestine, changes after he meets Jesus.

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

Crispin -- The Cross of Lead, Avi
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

A peasant boy is persecuted in 14th century England.

Book $6.99

 
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False Coin, True Coin, Lois H. Dick
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide $4.00

Cissy Nidd, the daughter of a jailhouse caretaker, listens to John Bunyan’s message.

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

The Golden Fleece, Padraic Colum
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide $4.00

This is an excellent introduction to the classic Greek myths.

Book $9.95

 
 

The Golden Goblet, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Click on title to get to a web page where you are able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets --  instantly!
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

Ranofer finds a golden goblet in ancient Egypt. 

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the 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

This is the story of Christ’s message and of the courageous woman who passed it on.

Book $7.99

 
 

Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes 
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!   

Guide 4.00

Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in the danger and excitement of Boston in the 1770s, just before the Revolutionary War.

Book $6.50

 
 

Mama's Bank Account, Kathryn Forbes
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately! 

Guide $4.00

An immigrant family from Norway has experiences in America.

Book 11.00

 
 

Mara Daughter of the Nile, E. J. McGraw
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the 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

Mara becomes a double spy for two arch enemies.

book no longer available from CNS

 
 
 

Rifles for Watie, Harold Keith
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

16-year-old Jefferson Bussey learns that there is more to war than honor and glory.

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry*, Mildred D. Taylor
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!  A workbook version is now available.  

Guide 4.00

The Logan family struggles with prejudice during the Great Depression.
Also see Mini-Guides for Seniorsfor a prequel to Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry (The Land) and two sequels: Let the Circle Be Unbroken and The Road to Memphis.

Book $7.99

 
 

*Note: CNS sells all of the books written by Mildred D. Taylor and mini-guides are available for each of the books: The Well/The Friendship (below), The Gold Cadillac (sample guide is available on TpT: 
(Free Guide), Song of the Trees and Mississippi Bridge (Mini-Guides for Juniors).

 
 

The Well/The Friendship, Mildred D. Taylor 
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

The Well is a story from David’s (Cassie’s father) childhood.

Book $5.99

The Friendship is a heart-rending story of a “friendship” between a black man and a white man.

Book $4.99

 
 

Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately! 

Guide $4.00

After a gentle childhood in a monastery, Otto must return to his father's warring household.
A free audio book of Otto of the Silver Hand is available on the Internet:
                                   Otto of the Silver Hand Audio Book

Book $8.95

 
 

Vinegar Boy, Alberta Hawse
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

 Guide 4.00

This is the story of a young boy’s dramatic encounter with Christ on the cross.

 Book $9.99

 
 

In His Steps, Charles Sheldon
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

        Guide 4.00

A pastor and some members of his congregation commit to a year-long pledge of living by principle of What would Jesus do?

book no
longer available from CNS
Read 
In His Steps 
Online

 
 

The Winged Watchman, Hilda van Stockum
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the 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

This is the amazing story of a Dutch family during the last year of Nazi occupation. They live in a windmill, help the Resistance, and hide a downed air pilot and other refugees.  This book is part of the Living History Library, which is published by
Bethlehem Books. It was recommended to CNS by a fan of Number the Stars
(see
Mini-Guides for Juniors).  

book no longer available from CNS

 
 

Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

Join Caddie and her brothers for adventures in Wisconsin in 1864/1865.

Book $6.99

 
 

The Trumpeter of Krakow, Eric P. Kelly
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide 4.00

A family in medieval Poland is entrusted with a great treasure.

Book $5.99

 
 

The Hidden Treasure of Glaston, Eleanore M. Jewett
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!

Guide $4.00

Hugh is involved in a hunt for a precious book and the Holy Grail; this story is set in England in the 12th century.

Book 15.95

   
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Twice Freed, Patricia St. John
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and
the reproducible sheets -- instantly!
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

In this biblical novel by a beloved author, Onesimus resists the gospel message because
he wants revenge and physical freedom more than he wants the peace and forgiveness that the Christian life has to offer.                                                                                          

Book $8.99

 
 

Rascal, Sterling North
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately! 

Guide 4.00

This is the classic tale of an unforgettable friendship between a boy and a raccoon. The book is set during World War I; there is much information about World War I in this mini-guide.

Book $5.99

 
 

Old Yeller, Fred Gibson    
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the reproducible sheets -- immediately!   

Guide 4.00

At first, Travis couldn’t stand the sight of Old Yeller, but his feelings change in this classic tale. The book is set after the Civil War; there is much information about cowboys and cattle drives in this mini-guide.   

Book $5.99

A Family Apart, Joan Lowry Nixon  
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the
reproducible sheets -- immediately!
                              
Guide $4.00
A mother who is unable to care for her children sends them West on an orphan train.                                                 
Book $6.99
Moccasin Trail, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the
reproducible sheets -- immediately!
                                    
Guide $4.00
After living as a Crow Indian for 6 years, Jim finds it difficult to fit in with the family he hasn't seen since childhood.           
Book $6.99
Call It Courage, Armstrong Sperry
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the              
reproducible sheets -- immediately!
                                                                                
Guide $4.00
Mafatu leaves his island home to prove his courage.                                 Book $5.99
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell 
Click on the title to get to a web page where you will be able to download this guide -- and the
reproducible sheets -- immediately!
                                                                
Guide $4.00
After several tragedies, Karana survives alone on the Island of the Blue Dolphins.  This story is based on a true event.
Check the Used Book page for used copies of this book.
                   
Book $6.99

Words by Heart, Ouida Sebestyen   
Click on the title to get to a website (TeachersPayTeachers); you are able to download the mini-
guide in its original format (interactive), workbook format, and/or reproducibles sheets*.  
NOTE: The guide in interactive format and workbook format have the same content.  
*The reproducible sheets were designed to be used with the original version of the mini-guide
(interactive format); they are not necessary when purchasing the guide in the workbook format.
 
Guide $4.00
Lena memorizes many Bible verses for a contest -- and then faces choices about whether to follow the "words" she learned "by heart" or not.                                                                                              book no longer available from CNS

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare   
Click on the title to get to a website (TeachersPayTeachers); you are able download the mini-
guide in its original format (interactive), workbook format, and/or reproducibles sheets*.  
NOTE: The guide in interactive format and workbook format have the same content.  
*The reproducible sheets were designed to be used with the original version of the mini-guide 
(interactive format); they are not necessary when purchasing the guide in the workbook format.
 
 Guide $4.00
After Kit's grandfather dies, she sails to New England to live with her aunt and her family.  Kit finds life in the
Connecticut Colony very different from the life she lived with her grandfather.
Book $6.99

Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
Click on the title to get to a website (TeachersPayTeachers); you are able download the mini-
guide in its original format (interactive), workbook format, and/or reproducibles sheets*.  
NOTE: The guide in interactive format and workbook format have the same content.  
*The reproducible sheets were designed to be used with the original version of the mini-guide 
(interactive format); they are not necessary when purchasing the guide in the workbook format.
 
 Guide $4.00
This is the classic story of a boy and his beloved hunting dogs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       book no longer available from CNS





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