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by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
(last updated February 26, 2017)

I'm gradually compiling a list of links to all my print-ready handouts, stationery and other bonus goodies that are currently spread throughout various book-related pages and blog posts. All are FREE to download and print for personal or school use. Teachers and librarians: do you have an idea for a new illustrated activity sheet that would also be of use to others? If so, please let me know!


Click on any of the following books for extra bonus material where you'll find free print-ready activity sheets, Teacher Guides, posters, bookmarks and more:

Teacher's Guide

Teacher's Guide Teacher's Guide

Teacher's Guide
 Teacher's Guide  



Clicking on most of the following links will prompt an immediate download. 

In some cases, you will be given a preview instead. Make sure the file is a PDF (look at browser bar to see what the ending of the file name is) before copying, else you may be copying a low-res version that won't print very well. To download a PDF file form a preview, click with the Ctrl key and hold (Mac) or right mouse click (PC) on the image until a dialog box appears. At that point, you'll be asked where you want to save the image to.

If you're using the latter method to copy an online image for personal use, always make sure you state the source of the image, if the image itself doesn't include copyright info.


COLORING PAGES: There are too many of these to list individually; see the print-ready book bonus pages above.

FOR OLDER ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Thumbnail sketch template -

FOR YOUNG ARTISTS: How to draw a squirrel from WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? - How to draw Spencer from WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? -  Draw what you'd like to do when you're feeling bored - Add faces to potatoes - Design a new cover for I'M BORED - How to draw the little girl from I'M BORED - Drawing Challenge: turn 19 circles into  different faces - Caped boy reading book at bottom of blank page - Create your own cover for WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? - Blank with boy hugging book at bottom - Page from book outline with half blank for drawing, half lined - Also see my "Look Again" Found Object Art page for young artists, which includes found object art templates: Bird - Monster - Monsters - Found Object Art Instructions - BunnyMonsterThing - Draw costume for boy from NAKED! - Draw a Halloween picture (WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? theme)

FOR YOUNG WRITERS: I'm Bored theme freeform writing pages: ballerina with potato - astronaut - warrior princess and potato | NAKED! theme freeform writing pages: caped boy reading book | WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? theme writing pages: Lined with boy hugging book - Lined with dancing squirrel - Page from book outline with half blank for drawing, half lined - Minecraft-themed writing and reading sheets - Freckle Juice-themed writing and reading sheets - Robert Cormer poster about not worrying about getting it right the first time - MINECRAFT theme: Creeper wider-spaced writing sheet - Creeper regular writing sheet

FOR YOUNG POETS (also see my Poetry For Young Readers page): Haiku poster - Poetry worksheet

FOR YOUNG CARTOONISTS: 4-panel template - 9-panel template

CRAFT INSTRUCTIONS: How To Create A Potato Stamp (I'm Bored theme), How To Make A Book Cover Out Of A Paper Bag

MASKS AND PUPPETS: Where Are My Books? masks: Spencer - Squirrel - Sister - Dad - Mom | Where Are My Books? finger puppets: Spencer & his Mom - Sis and Dad - Squirrels, Narwhal and Book . I'm Bored! finger puppets (girl, flamingo, potato)



READING (also see For The Love Of Reading, Summer Reading and the list of print-ready posters at the end of this page):

My favorite book is (half blank, half lined, book theme) - My favorite book is (blank book theme) | Book Report Sheets: Superhero reading boy book report (older readers) - The Book Critic (younger readers) - Minecraft Creeper Book Report  | Reading Recommendation Sheets: Pass It On (undercover agents, older readers) - Pass It On (Where Are My Books? theme) - Pass It On (Minecraft theme)Book drawing/single title/star rating/drawing of favorite character (younger readers) - Sunray reading recommendation - Sunray reading recommendation (Where Are My Books? theme) | 40-Book Challenge: Superhero reading boy - No illustration, just text - Blue screamer - Minecraft - Where Are My Books? theme - book cover, BOOKMARKS: I Love To Read - Squirrel Reading Book mini book reviews - My Recent Reading Choices - "Be A Reading Ninja" poster - Tim Federle quote - Minecraft-themed reading activity sheets - Madeleine L'Engle quote about children's books - Judy Blume quote about the freedom to choose books - Groucho Marx "Outside of a dog" book quote -

Book Recommendation Bookmarks: Squirrel author - Squirrel author/illus

For WRITING, see "FOR YOUNG WRITERS" under "Organized by Activity"

LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS: "For Our Librarian" gift card (I'm Bored theme) - Poster:  "Without libraries, what do we have? We have no past and no future" - Ray Bradbury  -  

TEACHERS: "For My Teacher" gift card (I'm Bored theme) 

I'm Bored theme GIFT CARDS for other occupations: Dentist (her)/Dentist (his) - Doctor (her)/ Doctor (his) - Piano Teacher - Pediatrician (her) / Pediatrician (his) -  I'm Bored ballerina - Also see occupations-focused gift cards under "Organized By Topic"

WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING PICTURE BOOKS (teen or adult): Thumbnail sketch template from my Picture Book Creation series - my post about creating templates for my picture book process - 40-page self-ended picture book thumbnail template (interior illustrations) - Brainstorming template: picture book spread (square) - Brainstorming template: picture book spread (landscape)

MINECRAFT-themed activity sheets



SUMMER READING: Pass It On: What Books Should I Read This Summer? (Where Are My Books? theme) - Pass It On: What Books Should I Read This Summer? (teens) -  Summer Reading Recommendations (Where Are My Books? theme) - Summer Reading Recommendations - Summer Reading Recommendation squirrel bookmarks (Where Are My Books? theme)

GIFT-GIVING OR NOTECARDS: Gift Of Time certificate for readers, writers and illustrators - Print-ready gift cards with non-snarky and snarky I'm Bored theme) - Ballerina card - "A gift for someone who is never ever bored" - Also see occupations-focused gift cards under "Organized By Topic". Print-ready gift cards with a Where Are My Books? theme. -  Spencer and squirrels with books (Where Are My Books? theme) gift card - Spencer and sister reading Where Are My Books? gift card 

WINTER: See Debbie's print-ready Winter-themed bonus goodies including posters, cards, gift tags, and activity sheets.

EASTER: I'm Bored girl in bunny ears with Potato basket gift card

THANKSGIVING: "I am thankful for" writing and drawing sheets (I'm Bored theme) - Potato Thanksgiving card templates in color - b&w with caption - b&w with no caption

HALLOWEEN: See my Halloween-themed activity sheets for young readers page.

HANUKKAH: Happy Hanukkah book-reading gift card (I'm Bored theme) in color and b&w.

BABY SHOWER GIFT CARD: A Gift For The Baby ballerina card (pink border or yellow border) - Congrats On Being New Parents (I'm Bored Theme, also see single parent option)

RELATIVES: I'm Bored theme gift cards for granddaughter (rarely bored/never ever bored), grandson (rarely bored/never ever bored), grandma, niece (rarely bored, never ever bored), nephew (rarely bored/ never ever bored), grandpa, godchild, aunt, uncle, daughter, son.



WHERE ARE MY BOOKS theme: "I Love My Library" - "I Love Books" - Turn It Off And Read A Book (also Winter Theme) - "There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book." - Frank Serafini

NAKED! theme: - Turn It Off And Read A Book (caped boy)

I'M BORED theme: Turn It Off And Read A Book (girl, flamingo & potato) - "If you think reading is boring, you're doing it wrong 

SEA MONKEY & BOB theme: Dive Into Reading

Tim Federle quoteBe A Reading Ninja!"Breathing book molecules helps you write. It's a fact" - Ame Dykeman -  "Without libraries, what do we have? We have no past and no future" - Ray Bradbury -  Madeleine L'Engle "A book, too, can be a star...." quote - Reading Lets Your Imagination Soar breakfast girl  - Robert Cormier quote about not worrying re: getting writing perfect the first time - Judy Blume quote about the freedom to choose what to read