Curious City: Where Kids & Books Meet is a small company formed in 2003 to create projects for authors, illustrators, and publishers that forge a stronger relationship between children and the literature created for them. While Curious City is a for profit marketing firm, its mission is to get books read and experienced not promoted and sold.
Curious City DPW (Department of Public Works) exists to offer the event kits, activity kits, curriculum, book trailers, book character-driven blogs, and other tools that Curious City creates free for your use. Each tool is designed to engage young readers in the written word with play, imagination, and real world applications. Tools are located by subject or age group in the right column.
Curious City is run by Kirsten Cappy, a children’s book programmer /consultant and Mark Mattos, a creative operations manager. Curious City is staffed, inspired, and advised by children’s book creators, educators, librarians, and other brilliant, creative folks. Our deepest gratitude to our Board of Advisors.