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Not ready to be done with your reading experience? …

Well then you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find discussion guides, educational materials and all sorts of delicious extras to keep the fun going. If you don’t see something you’d hoped to find, email me and let me know, and we can work together to get you what you need. Happy reading! <3, Amanda

Champion Chocolatier Extras!

In the back of Champion Chocolatier you will find several recipes for the delicious sweets you read about in the story… including Emmy’s famous hot chocolate.

I have also curated a list of Book Club Discussion Questions for readers to download HERE. If you and your book club want to take your experience to an even higher level, invite me to join you… either in person or via Skype/Facetime. You can contact me if you are interested, HERE.

You can also visit my Champion Chocolatier Pinterest board to get a behind the scenes view of my inspiration while writing.

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Champion Chocolatier: Reality Bites Extras!

So many fun extras for this book! First, click HERE find the Vanderbilt Valentine’s Day Candy-Making Competition Contestant Dossier. Meet all of Emmy’s competitors and see the way I envisioned them in my mind. If you click HERE, I will treat you to real recipes for items you find in the book (RECIPES COMING SOON!). And, finally, click HERE for a downloadable book club discussion guide. But wait! There’s more. Head over to my Pinterest boards to see images I used for inspiration while writing. I hope these extra goodies will make for an even sweeter reading experience!

The Birthday Cache Extras!

Follow this link to a jam packed full of content to further explore and engage in the story, while also building up comprehension and writing skills. It includes vocabulary work (including dictionary practice/synonyms/antonyms/more), and journal writes for each chapter, a figurative language mini lesson and an end of book quiz.  For quizzes only, click HERE.


Orphan Train Riders: Three Historical Fiction Stories For Children


These stories are the perfect fit for the upper elementary classroom and especially ideal for small group (RtI/intervention/enrichment) work.

Accomplish work for both ELA and Social Studies standards with these engaging and historically accurate stories and activities.

With these accompanying lesson plans, I’ve done most of the work for you! So save yourself some time and click HERE for high quality, ready to go resources.