Posts by Kirsten Cappy, Curious City

Curious City Besties Awards ’17: Best KidLit for Ages 8-18

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

What chapter book, nonfiction book, or novel has changed your readers? What book could they not put down? What 2017 novels or nonfiction did you turn to again and again? Curious City boldly declares their 2017 “Besties” — children’s books that have been our best friends this fine KidLit year!   (Look for the Besties Awards for ages 4-8 here!)   Image © Yuko Shimizu from A Crack in the Sea (Penguin)     Best Breaking of Gender Barriers (Using a Giant Hammer)   Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Series: Jasmine Toguchi Series , #1 By Debbi Michiko Florence Illustrated by...

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Curious City Besties Awards ’17: Best KidLit for Ages 4-8

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

What makes a picture book or early reader a child’s “bestie” or constant companion? What 2017 picture books did you turn to again and again? Curious City boldly declares their 2017 “Besties” — children’s books that have been our best friends this fine KidLit year!   (Look for the Besties Awards for ages 8-18 here!)   Image © Sydney Hanson from Escargot (FSG)     Best Bucket Boost by a Bovine   RAISIN, the Littlest Cow By Miriam Busch & Larry Day ISBN-13: 9780062427632 Published by Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Raisin loves being the...

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Deadly Wish: A Ninja’s Journey: MG/YA Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 1 comment

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL NINJA DAY… 30 libraries won this girl ninja novel thanks to Boyds Mill Press!   ABOUT THE BOOK Deadly Wish: A Ninja’s Journey Series: A Ninja’s Journey Series, Book 2 By Sarah L. Thomson Published by Boyds Mill Press ISBN-13: 9781629797779 Lexile: 870L Age Range: 10 – 14 Years This sequel to Deadly Flowers is a fast-paced and compelling read with a multitude of astonishing plot twists. Kata is one of the best employees of a master thief until he sells her to Madame Chiyome, the woman who trained Kata as a ninja. It turns out that Madame...

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Strong as Sandow: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

25 librarians,classroom teachers and physical education teachers won copies of this book thanks to Charlesbridge Publishing!   ABOUT THE BOOK Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth By Don Tate Illustrated by Don Tate Published by Charlesbridge ISBN-13: 9781580896283 Age Range: 6 – 9 Years Little Friedrich Müller was a puny weakling who longed to be athletic and strong like the ancient Roman gladiators. He exercised and exercised. But he to no avail. As a young man, he found himself under the tutelage of a professional body builder. Friedrich worked...

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Strong As Sandow: Author/Illustrator Fitness Video & Lesson Plans

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Educator Guide, KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers, Theme: Physical Fitness, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

STRONG AS SANDOW Fitness Video and Lesson Plans Best Users: Librarians, Physical Education Teachers, Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 01-04   EXPLORE THE VIDEO & LESSON PLANS “Sparked by his own passion for bodybuilding and physical fitness, Tate recounts the story of Eugen Sandow (1867–1925) in this inspirational picture book.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW Curious City spent two days interviewing and filming author/illustrator Don Tate’s “nothing in moderation” approach to picture book making and physical fitness. Both passions came...

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