Teaching Guides

We love educators and are pleased to support the work you do! Here are some  free activity kits, educator guides, colouring pages, and more. 

Flip Flop Flapjack Discussion Questions

Teacher's Guide

Whether you’re reading the book to your students, or getting ready for an
Author Visit, here's a two-page guide with questions to get the classroom discussion going.

Flip Flop Flapjack Colouring Sheets

Print as many copies of the colouring pages as you like for your students and young readers. Please tag us on social media @RedBarnBooksCA when you share your children's artwork and projects.

Howdy Books Activity Kit

An eight-page PDF that contains the Pencil Brigade templates, colouring sheets, bookmark activity and reflection page. You can print double-sided or booklet-style to save paper. 


YouTube video - Howdy, I'm John Ware

A free animated edition of 'Howdy, I'm John Ware' for you to screen in your classroom. It's a 15-minute video hosted on the Bibliovideo YouTube channel that showcases Canadian children's books. Narrated by the author Ayesha Clough, with art by Hugh Rookwood, animation by Steve Gervais and music by Bradley Bischoff. Made possible by a Canada Council Digital Originals micro-grant. Yahoo!


Educators Notes - Howdy, I'm John Ware

A two-page PDF prepared by Instructional Designer Laurel Scharien to match Alberta's Program of Studies for Grade Four, but suitable for all educators looking for ways to spark discussion and activities with students.


Dossier pour enseignant.e.s - Howdy, je m'appelle John Ware

'Howdy, je m’appelle John Ware', the French translation of 'Howdy, I'm John Ware' by Gilles Mossière is available as an eBook on Amazon, Smashwords and Overdrive. Here is the two-page dossier pour enseignant.e.s, suitable for grades four to seven.


Stampede Ranch Cookie Recipe

Flores was known for her delicious crumbly cookies that she served at the Stampede Ranch guesthouse. Use this handy recipe to make your own. 

School Order Form

Books can be ordered through school and library wholesalers (like ULS, Whitehots, Tinlids etc), local bookstores or direct from Red Barn Books (use discount code EDUCATORS for 30 to 40% off). You can also use our School Order Form

Please contact Ayesha at ayesha@redbarnbooks.ca or 587-432-4649 with any questions. Thanks and happy teaching!