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Lion, Lion: Picture Book Giveaway

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

Lion, Lion: Picture Book Giveaway

LION, LION Picture Book Giveaway For Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations Serving Grades 00-03 We are giving 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...

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The Infamous Ratsos: Bikers & Lessons on Kindness

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Character Education, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

The Infamous Ratsos: Bikers & Lessons on Kindness

THE INFAMOUS RATSOS Toughies vs. Softies and Lessons in Kindness Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 01-04   BIKERS ON KINDNESS In a early chapter book The Infamous Ratsos, two brothers struggle to be the “toughies” their father wants them to be.  Ralphie and Louie try to be school bullies and neighborhood pranksters, but they keep messing things up giving others the impression that they are good kids (which, secretly, they are.) Who better to discuss the appearance of being tough vs....

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The Infamous Ratsos: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers | 0 comments

The Infamous Ratsos: Giveaway Winners

THE INFAMOUS RATSOS Chapter Book Giveaway For Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations Serving Grades 01-04   We gave away 24 copies thanks to Candlewick Press!   WATCH THE RATSOS “TALK TOUGH” WITH MICHIGAN BIKERS     ABOUT THE BOOK The Infamous Ratsos By Kara LaReau Illustrated by Matt Myers Published by Candlewick Press Age Range: 5 – 8 Years Louie and Ralphie Ratso are no softies! Readers are sure to chuckle as the determined Ratso brothers’ plans to act tough go hilariously awry. Louie and...

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Some Writer: Creating Art with E.B. White’s Words

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Some Writer: Creating Art with E.B. White’s Words

SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E.B. WHITE Creating Art with White’s Words Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY After reading Melissa Sweet’s Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White (HMH), you can offer your readers quotations from White to use it in a collage or shadow box. The activity sheet provides the quotations.  All you need to add is collage materials, boxes, scissors, glue sticks, inspiration and to be (as E.B. White said), “obscure clearly.” This slideshow requires JavaScript....

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The Storyteller: Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

The Storyteller: Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers

THE STORYTELLER Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY The tales in award-winning picture book The Storyteller by Evan Turk (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) pay tribute to the legendary stories told in the public squares of Morocco, and the artwork honors the colors and symbolism of the country’s traditional carpets. The following activities play with the themes and images of the book and offer readers...

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Curious City Besties 2016: Board and Picture Books

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Curious City Besties 2016: Board and Picture Books

CURIOUS CITY BESTIES 2016: Board & Picture Books Curious City declares their 2016 “Besties” — the 2016 children’s book releases that have been their constant companions this fine KidLit year! What picture book or board book will be a child’s “bestie”? What 2016 book will be your favorite companion? Illustration from THE NIAN MONSTER © Alina Chau ……………………………………………………… BOOKS FOR ALL AGES (That’s You Too,...

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Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

CURIOUS CITY BESTIES 2016: Non-Fiction & Novels Curious City declares their 2016 “Besties” — the 2016 children’s book releases that have been their constant companions this fine KidLit year! What non-fiction book, chapter book, middle grade novel, or young adult novel will be a child’s “bestie”? What 2016 book will be your favorite companion? Illustration from THE NIAN MONSTER © Alina Chau ………………………………………………………...

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The Nian Monster: Picture Book Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in * Grades 00-02 | 7 comments

The Nian Monster: Picture Book Giveaway Winners

THE NIAN MONSTER Picture Books Giveaway (Past) For Educators, Librarians & Community Groups Serving Grades 00-03   We gave away 24 copies thanks to Albert Whitman & Company!   ABOUT THE BOOK The Nian Monster By Andrea Wang Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Albert Whitman & Company ISBN-13: 9780807556429 Lexile: AD450L Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with...

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Lion, Lion: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: African American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Lion, Lion: Story Hour Kit

LION, LION Story Hour Kit Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 ABOUT THE KIT In the picture book Lion, Lion, a boy is looking for his kitten named Lion. He encounters a large lion who is looking for lunch. The boy and his animal friends start to suspect that the lion might have swallowed the kitten! Do not despair! The boy has a red flashlight and a plan… With the activities in this Story Hour Kit, your readers can make their own trusty red flashlight...

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Finding Perfect: The Unfolding Identity Project

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Character Education, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

Finding Perfect: The Unfolding Identity Project

FINDING PERFECT The Unfolding Identity Project   Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Counselors Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the middle grade novel Finding Perfect,  Molly’s view of herself differs greatly from how others perceive her. Although Molly’s OCD makes her situation unique, we are all a little like Molly – who we present to the world is not always in perfect alignment with who we are on the inside. You can help your readers explore the layers of identity – both public and private – with...

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