types of guides

Below is a list of the wide array of project-based services available, made with the intent to connect young readers with literature created especially for them. 

Feel free to contact me for a consultation regarding the scope of your project. I'll partner with you to make a product you'll be proud to present at school visits, presentations, public affairs or post on your website for the world to see!

Keeping your books in the hearts of readers and in the hands of those who care for them.

"I truly can’t say enough wonderful things about the guide [Deb] created– there is so much love and special attention to detail woven into its pages, and it absolutely nailed the Common Core State Standards. I have already booked school visits based on the guide alone – not on my book or the strength of my presentations – the guide."
Cory Putnam Oakes: Author


Project-based & academically-aligned (CCSS, NextGen Science, State Standards):

Discussion/Activity Guides
(Picture & Chapter Books)


Activity guides serve as the perfect piece of promotional panache. Short. Inexpensive.  To the point.  Fun. And, many offer games and follow-up lessons that can be aligned with those all-empowering academic standards.  A one-stop shop, if you ask me.

Discussion/Project Guide
(Middle Grade & YA)


Suitable for all genres, Discussion Guides serve to guide understanding of not only the text, but its emotional connection with the reader. They contain interesting, probing, and enlightening questions that get the reader thinking and talking. These guides can be quite short, perhaps ten or so questions long, or can be several pages in length, depending on the needs and intent of the publication.  Quite often the questions posed serve as effective writing prompts, leading to a deeper study of a variety of topics.

Educator's Guide


These guides are perfectly suited for a 4 to 6 week, in-depth study of a middle grade or YA novel. The book is divided into four sections, which can serve as weekly reading assignments. Each section consists of discussion questions pertaining to the topics, themes, and character and/or plot development occurring in each particular section. Each section is complimented by an activity pertaining to the overarching premise of the book.

Science and Math Related Project Guides (All Genres)


Kids can use this step-by-step method to formulate a hypothesis and then generate a plan to prove it. Perhaps, much like my days in the classroom, though some of their experiments might turn out to be busts; they’ll have a grand time scientifically trying them over and over again until they get it right.

Book Trailer Guide


From conception to presentation, these guides teach story structure like no others!