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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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My Busy Green Garden: Picture Book Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 1 comment

My Busy Green Garden: Picture Book Giveaway

Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations WIN THIS PICTURE BOOK 22 copies will be given away thanks to 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...

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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: Picture Book Giveaway

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

Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue: Picture Book Giveaway

Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations WIN THIS PICTURE BOOK 22 copies will be given away thanks to 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...

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Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue: STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue: STEM Story Hour Kit

TUGBOAT BILL and the RIVER RESCUE: STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE “This delightful tale will be a hit in storytime…” —School Library Journal If interactive read alouds float your boat, explore using this kit in an early childhood or elementary classroom, library, or bookstore or at a child’s party or play date. Best for ages 3-8. In the picture book Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue, Bill and his barge friend Mabel prove to be...

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A Crack in the Sea: Middle Grade Novel Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 1 comment

A Crack in the Sea: Middle Grade Novel Giveaway

Educators, Librarians & Book Club Organizers, WIN THIS NOVEL 22 copies will be given away thanks to G.P. Putnam’s Sons!   ABOUT THE BOOK A Crack in the Sea By H. M. Bouwman With illustrations by Yuko Shimizu Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Ages 10+ No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a...

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Escargot: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

Escargot: Story Hour Kit

ESCARGOT: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE Bonjour!  Use this trés magnifique kit in an early childhood or elementary classroom, library, or bookstore or at a child’s party or play date. Best for ages 3-8. In this interactive picture book, a charming French snail talks directly to the reader. Escargot endearingly asks readers to declare that the “snail” is their favorite animal. After reviewing his many fabulous features, Escargot...

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A Crack in the Sea: A Guide for Educators & Readers

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

A Crack in the Sea: A Guide for Educators & Readers

A CRACK IN THE SEA: A Guide for Educators & Readers Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10 ABOUT THE GUIDE The novel A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) opens a door from our world and our history into a second world.  Through mysterious cracks in the sea, a group of Africans escape death at the hands of slavers in 1781, and a group of Vietnamese refugees escape death by exposure on the open sea in 1978. Each of the groups discover a world with a vast ocean and sparse islands...

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Programming with Curious City in May

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Programming with Curious City in May

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…May!   MAY International Respect for Chickens Day (May 4): Extraordinary Warren: Story Hour Kit Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Double Happiness: Origami Box & Poetry Activity When the Sea Turned to Silver:...

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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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