Reader's Guides for Parents and Teachers

Fictional characters can help children understand a different point of view, especially for sensitive topics. We've worked with experts to create downloadable reader's guides as a way to help get the conversation started.

No Ordinary Sound: A classic featuring Melody

The Care & Keeping of You title focuses on older girls

Now you can learn all about the new body book for girls ages 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2. Download an author introduction, tips for talking to your girl, excerpts from the books, and much more.

Meet trusted pediatrician and childhood expert, Cara Natterson, MD.
Read an in-depth discussion about the series, its benefits, and more.
Find out how this best-selling series helps girls and parents.
Get inspiration for open and honest talks with the girl in your life.
Enjoy an inside look at featured sections from The Care & Keeping of You 2.
Discover advice that moms, dads, and daughters can all learn from.

Learning Guides for Schools and Book Clubs

Explore themes and issues from American Girl stories with these downloadable guides and worksheets featuring our characters.

Be an Entrepreneur
Discovering Your Own Way to Shine
Expressing Oneself and Inspiring Others Through Art
No Ordinary Sound
The One and Only
Captain of the Ship
The Journey Begins
Loyalty, Independence, and the Revolutionary War
Sunlight and Shadows
Pioneer Life, Cultural Differences, and Helping One Another
Diversity, Community, and Point of View
Finding Freedom
Manners and Mischief
The Sound of Applause
Read All About It!
Cooperation, Adaptability, and Resourcefulness
The Big Break
Self-Esteem, Goal Setting, and Encouraging Self & Others
Animal Habitats and Observing Birds and Butterflies
Bullying and How to Stop It