Teacher resources

When a city kid from Boston gets lost in the perilous rainforest, a local Maya girl comes to his rescue. Together, these teens from different worlds take off on a series of fast, thrilling, and laugh-out-loud funny adventures that explore Maya culture, mythology, and the meaning of belonging.

- high-level language use made accessible through a highly engaging and fast-paced story.

- explores interactions between different cultures, such as ancient/modern Maya, present-day North/Central America,  Maya/conquistadors, Maya/Aztecs, city/rainforest dwellers.

- wide-ranging, story-embedded references to rainforest ecosystems.

- contains rich visuals:

illustrations and maps

throughout the text

and in the extensive


Free crosscurricular lesson plans on the Maya, the rainforest and the Jaguar Stones series.

The Jaguar Stones series:

A world of Maya themed adventures for students,

a wide range of free resources for teachers.

Free Skype visits with classes reading the Jaguar Stones books. To schedule contact us at info@jaguarstones.com

Pages to display your students' Jaguar Stones and Maya related projects/artwork

Interactive Q&A page for students to ask questions about the books and the Maya.

Request your students' birthday glyphs in the Maya calendar

Links to the best Maya websites - all vetted by experts.



Explores the Spanish Conquest

iUp-to-date info on the ancient Maya including calendar systems, math, myths and writing.

Downloadable Posters and Bookmarks.