!! KidLit Programming Guides, Classroom Activities & 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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The Healing Library: Kits for Family Healing

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in KidLit Tool: The Healing Library, Theme: Emotions, Theme: Family, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

The Healing Library: Kits for Family Healing

How can libraries serve families during times of trauma?   To assist families in healing, libraries can assemble kits from The Healing Library’s free resources. As a counselor I’ve seen how community plays a role in people’s ability to endure, and even heal, in the midst of loss, tragedy, and change. Libraries are key community entities that can be part of this connecting people with resources and information in times of need in a variety of ways. . The Healing Library offers an encompassing resource for those looking for more than just...

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Pig in a Wig: Early Reader Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 3 comments

Pig in a Wig: Early Reader Giveaway

  PIG IN A WIG Early Reader Giveaway 20 individual copies will be given away to educators, librarians and literacy groups. Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers!   ABOUT THE BOOKS Pig in a Wig Series By Emma J. Virjan Illustrated by Emma J. Virjan Published by HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Pig in a Wig is a bright, lively and humorous early reader series “with echoes of Seuss and Willems,” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that includes…   What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig...

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Pig in a Wig: Early Reader Series: Classroom & Event Activities

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Educator Guide, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Pig in a Wig: Early Reader Series: Classroom & Event Activities

PIG IN A WIG Early Reader Series Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES DOWNLOAD  Pig in a Wig: Educator Guides (PDF) DOWNLOAD Pig in a Wig: Reader & Event Activities (PDF)   ABOUT THE BOOKS Pig in a Wig Series By Emma J. Virjan Illustrated by Emma J. Virjan Published by HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Pig in a Wig is a bright, lively and humorous early reader series “with echoes of Seuss...

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Brave: Picture Book Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 2 comments

Brave: Picture Book Giveaway Winners

BRAVE Picture Book Giveaway Winners 20 individual copies were given away to educators, librarians and literacy groups. Thank you Running Press Kids!   ABOUT THE BOOK Brave By Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff Published by Running Press Kids ISBN-13: 9780762457823 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years An empowering picture book for all kids that demonstrates to children that they can be real-life superheroes and that all kids have what it takes to be brave. Superheroes seek adventure, never give up, and stay calm when others are...

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Brave: Classroom & Event Activities

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Biography, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Brave: Classroom & Event Activities

BRAVE A Picture Book With Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES I Am Brave When… With these activity sheets, readers are invited to explore how they are brave (affirmation) and how they would like to be brave in the future (aspiration).  Additionally they are asked to complete the sentence, “I am brave when…” in words and/or pictures.  To join the national conversation on...

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Jasmine Toguchi Series: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 2 comments

Jasmine Toguchi Series: Giveaway Winners

JASMINE TOGUCHI Chapter Book Giveaway Winners! 20 individual copies were given away to educators, librarians and literacy groups. Thank you to FSG & MacKids!   ABOUT THE BOOKS   Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen Series: Jasmine Toguchi Series , #1 By Debbi Michiko Florence Illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Hardcover & Paperback ISBN-13: 9780374304102 Age Range: 6 – 9 Years Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker! She’s also tired of...

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Jasmine Toguchi Series: Classroom & Reader Activities

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: I'm Your Neighbor, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Jasmine Toguchi Series: Classroom & Reader Activities

JASMINE TOGUCHI Chapter Book Series Classroom & Reader Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 01-04   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE  ACTIVITIES   Jasmine Toguchi: Paper Dolls Jasmine and her best friend get dressed in kimono for the Japanese celebration, Girl’s Day.  Your readers can color Jasmine’s kimono and dress the standing Jasmine doll.  Have paper handy to make her other clothes! Jasmine Toguchi: Paper Dolls (PDF) Jasmine Toguchi: Origami For the...

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Programming with Curious City in October

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trick or Reaters, an opportunity to stuff trick-or-treaters’ bags with story, is back in 2017!  Explore how to haunt your library or school this year with literacy! What other programming and classroom experiences do we offer this month? October: Hurricane Season: The Another Kind of Hurricane Project: Connecting with Communities in Need Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday (Oct 2): Be a Changemaker: Workshops National Coming Out Day (Oct 11): Evidence of Things Not Seen: Edgy Discussion Questions Charlotte’s Web Publication...

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The Blue Pool of Questions: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 1 comment

The Blue Pool of Questions: Giveaway Winners

  THE BLUE POOL OF QUESTIONS A Picture Book for All Ages Giveaway 20 individual copies were given away to educators, librarians and community groups.  Thank you to Penny Candy Books!     ABOUT THE BOOK The Blue Pool of Questions By Maya Abu-Alhayyat Illustrated by Hassan Manasrah Translated by Hanan Awad Published by Penny Candy Books Paperback ISBN-13:9780997221985 Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780998799902 A man who doesn’t quite fit in arrives in a city full of busy people who don’t have much time for his weird songs,...

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The Blue Pool of Questions: Guide to Classroom & Community Conversations

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers, Theme: Character Education, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

The Blue Pool of Questions: Guide to Classroom & Community Conversations

  THE BLUE POOL OF QUESTIONS Guide to Classroom & Community Conversations Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 02-12   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY The Blue Pool of Questions (Penny Candy Books) is an award-winning illustrated book for all ages.  In the tale, a man asks so many big questions that his questions form a pool that grows to the size of an ocean.  That pool strands the people who like “everyday answers” and have forgotten “what questions look like.”  The man, however,...

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