Resources & Activities
Flyaway Books has created resources and activities that invite children, educators, parents, and booksellers to further engage with their favorite picture books. We have everything from original music to printable activity sheets to thematic guides for educators and parents, with much more to come. Return here often for new downloadable offerings!
Written by Sharmila Collins
Illustrated by Carolina Rabei
Binkle’s Time to Fly is about a butterfly born with damaged wings, but with the support of his friends and a little creativity, he discovers there’s more than one way to fly. Learn how to create a paper butterfly inspired by the main character Binkle with our easy-to-follow origami instructions.
Click the image below to download a printable PDF that includes instructions on how to fold an origami butterfly. Decorative paper is included.
Written by Paul Stewart
Illustrated by Jane Porter
In this timely book about challenging bias, a sheep named Brian believes all his fellow sheep can play together, despite their differences. Reenact this important story on your own with our printable puppets. Click the image below to download a printable PDF that features all of the lovable characters from the book!
Written & Illustrated by Canizales
This insightful children’s book explores bullying—especially the choices children face in defending others who are bullied. Access a downloadable guide that helps children, parents, and educators navigate the challenges of childhood bullying. The in-depth, printable guide features various questions and activities.
Come fly with us, Flyaway Family! As you might have guessed from our name, we love all things that fly—including paper airplanes. Click the image below to download a printable PDF with a paper airplane template and instructions on how to build it.
Bonus Activity: Our Flyaway Flier features artwork from several of our picture books. Can you spot all the birds, butterflies, balloons, and everything in between on the paper airplane and find which book they’re from?
Written & Illustrated by Ian De Haes
Featuring colorful and expressive illustrations, this insightful book helps children learn how to handle their anger. Access an in-depth guide for parents and teachers that features strategies for talking to children about their emotions, along with various exercises children can use to cope with anger.
The Little Word That Changed the World
Written by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Illustrated by Joani Keller Rothenberg
Did you hear? Singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer recorded an original song based on The Story of AND! Click the video player below to hear or download her catchy, upbeat song that celebrates AND's ability to create connections.
Written by Kathleen Long Bostrom
Illustrated by Guy Porfirio
Inside The Worst Christmas Ever, Matthew’s Christmas in his new state of California is bound to be the worst ever, especially after his beloved dog Jasper goes missing—until an unexpected event on Christmas Eve reminds him of the real meaning of home.
Click the image below to download a printable coloring sheet of Matthew and Jasper playing together.
100 Sheep, 10 Coins, 2 Sons
Written by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Illustrated by Margaux Meganck
Who Counts? is a creative retelling of three popular parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. Click the images below to download printable coloring sheets that feature artwork from the book!