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KidLit Programming Month-to-Month

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Uncategorized, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

KidLit Programming Month-to-Month

A big ROAR of gratitude to all the librarians, educators, literacy professionals, and families who have used Curious City DPW materials to engage readers and readers-to-be with children’s literature! With the craftiness of our intern, the stupendous Sophia, all of the current Curious City DPW materials have been sorted into a Month-by-Month Guide.   Look for programming opportunities by month and holiday.  We include everything from International Tiger Day to core cultural celebrations to library tours to summer reading!...

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Raisin, the Littlest Cow: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 3 comments

Raisin, the Littlest Cow: Giveaway Winners

ENTER TO WIN RAISIN, THE LITTLEST COW   20 individual signed copies were given away to educators, librarians, and literacy organizations!       ABOUT THE BOOK 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 littlest cow in the herd. All the other cows dote on her, and life is grand. But one day, Raisin’s mother has a new little cow . . . one who is even smaller than Raisin. And suddenly everything...

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Raisin, the Littlest Cow: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Emotions, Theme: Family, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

Raisin, the Littlest Cow: Story Hour Kit

    RAISIN, THE LITTLEST COW: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   ABOUT THE GUIDE While not all of your readers know what it is like to suddenly become an older sibling, they all know the frustration of wanting something from a distracted adult or what it’s like to feel left out. Raisin, the littlest cow, is experiencing these familiar frustrations.  However, she does not despair; she comes up with her own solution....

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Whobert Whover, Owl Detective: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

Whobert Whover, Owl Detective: Giveaway Winners

Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS BOOK! 22 individual copies were given away thanks to Simon & Schuster!   ABOUT THE BOOK Whobert Whover, Owl Detective By Jason Gallaher Illustrated by Jess Pauwels Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books ISBN-13: 9781481462716 Age Range: 4 – 6 Years Help Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, keep his woods safe in this hilarious who-who-dun-it. What happened to Perry the Possum? Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, is on the case! Did Debbie the Duck whack Perry with her wicked...

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Whobert Whover, Owl Detective: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Mystery, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Whobert Whover, Owl Detective: Story Hour Kit

WHOBERT WHOVER, Owl Detective: Story Hour Kit   Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   ABOUT THE GUIDE In this “who, who done it” picture book, Whobert Whover, owl detective, comes upon Perry the Possum, “lying awfully still.”  Whobert has his next case!  Following a woodland getaway trail, Whobert searches for clues, talks to eyewitnesses, and points to many suspects.  Readers come to suspect something of their own.  Perry might be “playing possum,” and the...

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Princess Juniper of Torr: Middle Grade Winners

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 1 comment

Princess Juniper of Torr: Middle Grade Winners

In honor of the “Build a Better World” CSLP Summer Reading Theme…   THE FINAL BOOK IN THIS GIRL EMPOWERMENT, WORLD-BUILDING SERIES WAS CELEBRATED 12 individual copies were given away to educators, librarians, and literacy organizations thanks to Penguin!   ABOUT THE BOOK Princess Juniper of Torr Series: Princess Juniper Series By Ammi-Joan Paquette Published by Penguin Young Readers Group ISBN-13: 9780399171536 Lexile: 830L Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Adventure abounds in this finale featuring Princess Juniper,...

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Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: Novel Winners

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

Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: Novel Winners

22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS NOVEL! Thank you Random House!   ABOUT THE BOOK Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath By Jacob Sager Weinstein Series: Hyacinth Series, #1 Published by Random House Children’s Books ISBN-13: 9780399553172 Lexile: 810L Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie. Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city’s history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical 
rivers,...

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Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Fantasy, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt

HYACINTH AND THE SECRET BENEATH: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt to Introduce the Series Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-06   ABOUT THE GUIDE This event kit is designed not only to introduce readers to the middle grade series that Booklist called a “wild ride that’s fun, freaky, outlandish, and suspenseful,” but also to introduce readers to the layout of your library or bookstore. Perfect for book clubs or tween events! In the first book in the series, Hyacinth, who recently...

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Rodzilla: Giveaway Winners

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

Rodzilla: Giveaway Winners

  Illustration © Dan Santat 22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS PICTURE BOOK!   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 mightiest toddler to ever roam...

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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

  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...

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If I Were a Kangaroo: Giveaway Winners

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

If I Were a Kangaroo: Giveaway Winners

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,...

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