FREE Educator Guides For Your Winter Break

With the upcoming Winter Break looming closer make sure you load up on a few DBG educator guides to help make some of the catch-up lesson planning a little easier over your time away from the classroom. Many of DBG’s books include unique supplemental material available absolutely FREE to you teachers and librarians. To make things even easier we’ve highlighted a few of our recent releases with easy to download links you can access right from this post!

The Trials of Apollo


How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor. The Trials of Apollo Book 1: The Hidden Oracle is packed with all the modern myth-making Rick Riordan fans have come to expect from anything Camp Half-Blood related and our FREE educators guide is loaded with great activities and talking points to pull off a mythology lesson of EPIC proportions.

Elizabeth Started All The Trouble

She couldn’t go to college. She couldn’t become a politician. She couldn’t even vote. But Elizabeth Cady Stanton didn’t let that stop her. She called on women across the nation to stand together and demand to be treated as equal to men-and that included the right to vote. It took nearly seventy-five years and generations of women fighting for their rights through words, through action, and through pure determination . . . for things to slowly begin to change. With the help of these trailblazers’ own words, Doreen Rappaport’s engaging text, brought to life by Matt Faulkner’s vibrant illustrations, shows readers just how far this revolution has come, and inspires them to keep it going! Elizabeth Started All The Trouble is the perfect tool for active student engagement and text interaction. The Latest from Doreen Rappaport aligns with Common Core standards and could not be more timely as we prepare to close out 2016.

The Bone Sparrow

Subhi is a refugee. He was born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, and the center is the only world he knows. But every night, the faraway whales sing to him, the birds tell him their stories, and the magical Night Sea from his mother’s stories brings him gifts. As Subhi grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of the fences that contain him. Until one night, it seems to do just that. Another timely discussion topic for the new school year The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon provides a unique outlet for discussion on the topics of immigration and what it means to be a refugee. Make sure you read the author’s Q&A as well.

Magnus Chase And The Gods of Asgard

Thor’s hammer is missing again. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high. Once again Rick Riordan has provided a fantastic resource for teacher’s and librarians looking to introduce students to the culture’s of the ancient world both The Sword of Summer and this year’s Hammer of Thor have all the makings of a thrilling historical read. Check out the teachers guide and make history come to life for your students in 2017.

Of course, these are just a few of the FREE resources Disney Publishing Worldwide offers for educators. Click here for dozens of other guides just like the ones we’ve listed above, and if you have an idea for something you don’t see on our site we’d love to hear about it. Get in touch with us using the contact button over on the right and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.