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We offer a wide variety of authorless event kits and merchandising solutions related to our new and backlist titles. They’re free and fun, and they include all you need for successful promotions.

Available Materials

Art Sparks Bookstore & Library Workshop Guide

A crafty paper animal project for kids aged 6 and up

Show kids they can be artists with just a little guidance and encouragement! Host a Moveable Paper Animals workshop with this downloadable guide and basic art supplies, and let young crafters decorate and assemble their own lively paper creatures.

Mason Jar Science Activity Kits for Teachers, Booksellers, and Librarians

Amazing science projects for kids ages 8–12

Teach kids the wonders of science, distilled in a jar! With the Mason Jar Science Workshop and Classroom Guides, you get detailed instructions on leading a group of children ages 8-12 through three of the exciting science experiments from the book. Our bookseller and librarian version includes promotional materials to make your event a success!

Howl like a Wolf! Storytime Activity Kit

An afternoon of imagination and play for kids 6 and up

Introduce children ages 6 and up to a magical place where they can “see” with their ears like a bat, test their memory against an elephant’s, and form their own wolf pack. This downloadable kit includes three playful activities, tracing templates, and easy DIY animal masks. Children will learn, move, laugh, and howl!

Journal Sparks Workshop Guide

Celebrate creativity in your community

Take people of all ages on a journey of imagination and self-discovery — no artistic experience required! The Journal Sparks workshop guide includes everything you need to host a creative journaling workshop, from materials for event promotion to instructions for running the workshop and engaging prompts for participants.

Baking Class Workshop Guide

Introduce kids ages 6–12 to the joy of baking

Give young readers and budding chefs a fun learning experience — with an oven or without. This Baking Class workshop guide provides three kid-friendly recipes, detailed instructions and planning tips for the host (including shopping lists and individual lesson plans), and materials for promoting your event, plus take-home recipe cards and achievement certificates for participants.

The Ayurveda Way Supplemental Workforce Wellness Guide

This supplemental guide is designed to enhance your ability to apply the practices of The Ayurveda Way to a workplace setting. A departure from our usual offering of event kits designed to educate and entertain your patrons, this guide is for you and your staff – to give you the tools to try Ayurveda in your workplace and learn how incorporating Ayurvedic practices for the body, mind, and spirit can lead to a happier and healthier workforce. Because a happier and healthier bookselling staff means more books selling!

Farmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book Educator’s Guide

Activities, worksheets, and craft projects teach students about healthy food and where it comes from.

From growing a garden to setting up a farmstand, Farmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book provides a fun and comprehensive framework for helping kids ages 4 and up learn about healthy foods and the pathway from seed to table. This educator’s guide supplements the book and leads homeschooling families and Preschool – Grade 3 teachers through whole-group activities in four or five sessions. Includes Common Core Standards.

Photo by © Michael Piazza Photography

Food Swap Event Kit

Host a community food swap!

From Austin to Edinburgh, Toronto to Berlin, food swaps have been popping up across the globe. A food swap — a gathering of friends and food lovers to exchange their homemade goods — is a festive and delicious marriage between today’s growing maker culture and the popular buy-local movement. Food swap participants leave the event with tasty tidbits that will keep their pantries well stocked for several days, but it’s the wider community that reaps the lasting reward. Host your own food swap! Click through for a downloadable event guide with printable and digital materials to ensure seamless promotion and a rewarding swap.

Illustrations by Alyssa Nassner

Teddy Bear Doctor Event Kit

Host a Teddy Bear Doctor clinic for your young readers!

Host a special children’s event with our Teddy Bear Doctor downloadable authorless event kit. You will find everything you need to bring in young readers, their favorite stuffed friends, and their families for a fun, interactive Teddy Bear Doctor play veterinary clinic.

Soup Night Event Kit

Host a community soup night!

Soup nights are popping up everywhere as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer. In Soup Night, Maggie Stuckey offers a practical guide to starting your own soup night group, along with 99 delicious soup recipes and 40 recipes for accompaniments.

Collage illustration by Grady McFerrin

 The Good Life Lab Guide for Book Clubs

This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their high-powered careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of abundance in the process. Alongside their personal story are tips and tutorials to guide readers in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle that relies less on money. Tremayne believes that everyone has the skill and creativity to make it work. The Good Life Lab not only teaches the art of making biofuel, appliances, structures, gardens, food, and medicine but is filled with illustrations contributed by a community of artists and illustrators, making the book a work of art. It shows readers how to create out of waste, reconnect with nature, and live off the grid — it is the manual for life in a post-consumer age.

Images © Justin Fox Burks

Sewing School Event Kit

Sewing school is in for the summer

Featuring 21 inspired projects, Sewing School shows kids how to create fabric masterpieces with minimal supervision. All projects have been kid-tested, and most can be made using simple hand stitches — no sewing machine required. Projects include pillows, dolls, blankets, wallets, totes, coasters, pot holders, sleep masks, mats, and more; each project features step-by-step instructions written at a second-grade comprehension level, a close-up photo of every step, and a photo of the finished project.

Girl with necklace © Buffy Strickland
Storytelling cards Greg Nesbit Photography

Show Me a Story Event Kit

Spark your inner storyteller.

Children love to make up stories, and these 40 creative projects and activities encourage them to free their storytelling instincts. For everyone ages 5 to 12, whatever their reading level, this book has everything needed to spark an infinite number of child-created stories.

Images © Keller + Keller Photography, Inc.

Crochet One-Skein Wonders® Event Kit

Have a Crochet One-Skein Wonders® party!

Finally, a One-Skein Wonders® book just for crocheters! Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 great crochet projects — from jewelry and scarves to bags, hats, dresses, and home dec items — that each use just one skein of yarn. Whatever your experience level, you’ll find something here to delight you!

Images © Mark Mantegna

Pop Out & Paint Horse Breeds Event Kit

Pop out and paint your favorite horses!

Create a herd of model paper horses! Using basic craft supplies — acrylic paints, craft glue, embroidery floss, and yarn — kids ages 8 to 12 will have hours of fun applying authentic paint markings and mane and tail features to ten sturdy, pop-out horse-breed templates. When complete, each durable model is painted on both sides and can stand up for play or display.