!! KidLit Engagement Projects & Giveaways !!

Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Immigration Novel Giveaway

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Immigration Novel Giveaway

Educators, Librarians, & Book Club Organizers, WIN THIS IMMIGRATION NOVEL 24 copies individual copies available thanks to 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...

read more

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...

read more

Deadly Wish: Ninja Middle Grade/YA Giveaway

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 3 comments

Deadly Wish: Ninja Middle Grade/YA Giveaway

DEADLY FLOWERS Ninja Novel Giveaway We are giving 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 gets 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 sleeping...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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!...

read more

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...

read more

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....

read more

The Infamous Ratsos: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers | 5 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...

read more

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....

read more