!! KidLit Engagement Projects & Giveaways !!

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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Programming with Curious City in April

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Programming with Curious City in April

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…April!   April   National Walking Day* (Apr 5) Around the Neighborhood: Preschool Counting Story Hour & Counting Posters National Sibling Day (Apr 10) Always Twins: Story Hour Kit Cambodian New Year* (Apr 14, 2017):...

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The Youngest Marcher: Share & Win Illustration Art

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

The Youngest Marcher: Share & Win Illustration Art

  Audrey Faye Hendricks was just 9-years-old in 1963 when Martin Luther King asked the people of Birmingham to “fill the jails.”  Audrey was “the youngest marcher” in the Children’s March, joining 3,000 other children in prison. Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton and Curious City are celebrating Audrey during Women’s History Month by giving away 10 signed prints from the acclaimed picture book The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers).   WIN ONE OF...

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Step Right Up: Artist Process Video & Kindness Pledge

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: African American, Theme: Character Education, Theme: History (US), Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Step Right Up: Artist Process Video & Kindness Pledge

STEP RIGHT UP Considering Kindness Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Art Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05 ABOUT THE STORY It is hard to know where to begin with describing this award-winning non-fiction picture book.  Every part of the story of William “Doc” Key and his horse Jim Key is astonishing. That Doc raised the colt Jim to recognize letters, then to read, write, add, and subtract is more than compelling.  That formerly enslaved Doc Key used his stage show to teach post-war American lessons of kindness is...

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Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 4 comments

Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Giveaway Winners

  24 Educators, Librarians, & Book Club Organizers, WON THIS IMMIGRATION NOVEL Thank You Random House!   ABOUT THE BOOK Skating with the Statue of Liberty By Susan Lynn Meyer Published by Random House Children’s Books ISBN-13: 9780385741552 Lexile: 710L Age LeveL: 8 – 12 Years In this gripping and poignant companion to Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner Black Radishes, Gustave faces racism and anti-Semitism in New York City during World War II, but ultimately finds friendship and hope. After escaping the Germans in...

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Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Discussion Guide

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: History (US), Theme: Immigration, Theme: Jewish American, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Discussion Guide

SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Discussion Guide Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-07   ABOUT THE GUIDE Looking to study immigration? Looking to connect historical immigration to the current debate of who should enter the U.S.? Author Susan Lynn Meyer’s father was born the same year as Anne Frank.  Both Jewish families sought refuge in the United States during World War II.  One family was accepted and one family was denied. The paired novels Black Radishes and Skating with the...

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Deadly Wish: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 4 comments

Deadly Wish: Giveaway Winners

DEADLY FLOWERS Ninja Novel Giveaway (Closed) We are gave away 24 individual copies to Librarians, Book Club and Community Organizers, Educators, and Booksellers Serving Grades 5-10.  Thank you to Boyds Mill Press! Every winner also received a box of Pocky! Deadly Flowers: A Ninja’s Tale By Sarah L. Thomson Published by Boyds Mill Press Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781629792149 Lexile: 750L Age Range: 10 – 14 Years Kata, a ninja, embarks on her first solo mission, for which she must enter a warlord’s castle and make sure that a certain...

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Deadly Flowers: Ninja Game

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Supernatural, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Deadly Flowers: Ninja Game

DEADLY FLOWERS Ninja Game for Libraries, Book Clubs & Bookstores   Best Users: Librarians, Book Clubs, Bookstores Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY Librarians, booksellers, and book clubs can use this game not only to engage readers with Kata’s ninja adventures in Deadly Flowers and Deadly Wish (Boyds Mill Press), but also to engage them in using the library or bookstore as a resource. School librarians may find the kit to be a great way to introduce readers to the layout and search tools of the library at the...

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The Youngest Marcher: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 2 comments

The Youngest Marcher: Giveaway Winners

African American History Month Picture Book Giveaway We gave away 24 individual copies of The Youngest Marcher to Educators, Librarians, and Community Organizers Serving Grades K-4. Thank you to Atheneum Books for Young Readers! THE BOOK The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist By Cynthia Levinson Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving...

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Lion, Lion: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 4 comments

Lion, Lion: Giveaway Winners

LION, LION Picture Book Giveaway Winners We are gave away 24 copies thanks to Blazer + Bray!   ABOUT THE BOOK Lion, Lion By Miriam Busch Illustrated by Larry Day Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062271044 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years For fans of Ezra Jack Keats, this perfect read-aloud is a timeless story featuring plenty of animals! A little boy is looking for Lion. Lion is looking for lunch. And so our story begins. But look closely…In this tale, nothing is quite as it seems! Children will delight in this...

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