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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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Rodzilla: Picture Book Giveaway

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

Rodzilla: Picture Book Giveaway

  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...

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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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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: A Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit

  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...

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

  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...

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Programming with Curious City in June

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Programming with Curious City in June

Curious City DPW has been BUSY these last few years creating programming and classroom experiences for astounding kidlit and for astounding community members like you. Recently, we added a Month-by-Month guide which invites you to pull books from your shelves to celebrate cultural and quirky holidays. Here is…June!   June World Ocean Day (June 8): Vanishing Island: Nautical Adventure Event & Classroom Kit Here Come the Humpbacks!: Migration Game World Refugee Day (June 20): I’m New Here: Classroom & Community Guide to...

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My Busy Green Garden: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

My Busy Green Garden: Giveaway Winners

22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations WON THIS PICTURE BOOK Thank you Tilbury House!   ABOUT THE BOOK My Busy Green Garden By Terry Pierce Illustrated by Carol Schwartz Series: Tilbury House Nature Book Series Published by Tilbury House Publishers ISBN-13: 9780884484950 Age Range: 4 – 6 Years This is my busy green garden. There’s a surprise In clever disguise, That hangs in my busy green garden. This is a ladybug dawdling so, Near the surprise, in clever disguise, That hangs in my busy green garden. This is a...

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My Busy Green Garden: STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 25, 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 | 4 comments

My Busy Green Garden: STEM Story Hour Kit

MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN: STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators< Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE Gardens are not just places for vegetables and flowers!  Gardens are busy with insects, birds, and other creatures. This kit introduces ten such creatures with STEM talking points for your read aloud and STEM Coloring Cards that allow your readers to take some of those facts home or back to the classroom.  The cards also contain a “Story Time Sound” that...

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R.W. Alley’s Picture Book Series: Easter Egg Roly-Poly Activity

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 1 comment

R.W. Alley’s Picture Book Series: Easter Egg Roly-Poly Activity

PICTURE BOOK ACTIVITY Easter Eggs into Roly-Polys Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the R.W. Alley picture book series from Clarion Books, young Gretchen’s roly-poly toys always have a part to play in the action and in Gretchen’s vivid imagination.  In her hands, the sweet egg-shaped toys can become stars in the sky, fish in the sea, or even penguins on the ice. Curious City has taken an excess of plastic Easter eggs and turned them...

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Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue: Giveaway Winners

22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations WON THIS PICTURE BOOK Thank you HarperCollins!   ABOUT THE BOOK Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue By Calista Brill Illustrated by Tad Carpenter Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062366184 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Bill is a tugboat. Mabel is a barge. Together they go up and down the choppy river. The other ships are big and vain. They tease Bill and Mabel. But when a kitten falls in the water, it’s up to Bill and Mabel to save the day! A bright, adjective-laden...

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