KidReadingTeaching guides available

The two book novel series A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey are now taught in schools in all 50 states from Middle School to College Level. Winners of the coveted IndieBound NEXT Great Read and Library Journal starred review, the books have become required reading all over the world. The Common Core approved teaching guide written by an award-winning teacher is now available for free download using the links below.  The Puppy Tales (Bailey's Story, Max's Story, Molly's Story, and Ellie's Story) also have study guides for free download!


  • Free Study Guide
  • Matching Grant Program – providing books for your classroom. (Up to 100% of costs covered)

If you’ve read Dog's Purpose or the sequel A Dog's Journey, you are aware of the potential for using these novels to seize the imaginations of your students, and to get them thinking beyond the written page and into the deeper, more profound aspects of the story. Indeed, both books have been successfully used in grades as young as 5th and as old as 12th.

Using feedback from these real world experiences, a pair of educators has created a study guide to assist teachers in using both books in the classroom.  This study guide is available for download, free. The guide has been aligned to the CCR national standards and specific comprehension questions have been designed to meet these standards.  Vocabulary development has been pre-leveled for students as: middle school level, high school level, and advanced level.  

You may download the A Dog's Purpose/A Dog's Journey study guide here.

For Puppy Tales, scroll down!

If you are interested in the matching grant program, with grants up to 100% of the purchase price (no shipping costs):

You may download a grant application here.

Note the grant program is available only for soft-bound copies of A Dog's Purpose.

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Puppy Tales Study Guides:

Download "Max's Story" Study Guide

Download "Ellie's Story" Study Guide

Download "Bailey's Story" Study Guide

Download "Molly's Story" Study Guide


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