Posts by Kirsten Cappy, Curious City

Rodzilla: Picture Book Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

  Illustration © Dan Santat Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, ENTER TO WIN THIS PICTURE BOOK! 22 individual copies will be given away thanks to Simon & Schuster!   ABOUT THE BOOK Rodzilla By Rob Sanders Illustrated by Dan Santat Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 9781481457798 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years This just in! There’s a Rodzilla on the loose! Is he a monster…or just your typical toddler? Tune in for the full report in this riotous picture book from Rob Sanders and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat. Rodzilla is the...

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Rodzilla: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Puppetry, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

  RODZILLA: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE The picture book Rodzilla by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Dan Santat (Simon & Schuster) opens with a Godzilla-like attack on the city of Megalopolis.  It ends with the realization that Rodzilla is actually the toddler Rod laying waste to a city of toys and leaving a trail of goo that every parent or older sibling will recognize.  With the kit, you can turn your readers into Rodzilla with a mask and a miniature paper...

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If I Were a Kangaroo: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

Illustration © Anna Raff Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS PICTURE BOOK! 22 individual copies were given away thanks to Penguin!   ABOUT THE BOOK If I Were a Kangaroo: A Bedtime Tale By Mylisa Larsen Illustrated by Anna Raff Published by Penguin Young Readers Group ISBN-13: 9780451469588 Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years It’s time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas. So curl up, imagine your favorite animal, and…zzzzzzzzzzz. “A sweet bedtime tale about...

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If I Were a Kangaroo: A Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  IF I WERE A KANGAROO : Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE The rhymes in If I Were a Kangaroo by Mylisa Larsen and illustrated by Anna Raff (Penguin) celebrate the sleeping behavior of nine animals.  While the text can be read to the very youngest, the animal behaviors are well-researched and the back matter expands on the fascinating sleepy habits of mothers and young. The kit offers opportunities to introduce STEM to babies and toddlers and to school-age...

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Piecing Me Together: A YA Discussion Guide About Race, Class, Gender, and Intersectionality

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  PIECING ME TOGETHER: YA Discussion Guide Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 07-12   ABOUT THE GUIDE Sometimes it feels like I leave home a whole person, sent off with kisses from Mom, who is hanging her every hope on my future. By the time I get home I feel like my soul has been shattered into a million pieces. . Mom’s love repairs me… . Listening to these mentors, I feel like I can prove the negative stereotypes about girls like me wrong. That I can and will do more, be more. . But when I leave? It happens again. The...

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