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Starring Carmen!: Bilingual Activities & Poster, Video

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activites for Picture Books, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Drama, Theme: Latinx, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Starring Carmen!: Bilingual Activities & Poster, Video

STARRING CARMEN! A Picture Book with Video and Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES Curious City is happy to host the classroom and event activities fantástico created by educator Crystal-Elisa Aldamuy!  They include: — Discussion Prompts — Fish Puppet Craft — Tiger Ear Costume — Rose Bush Costume — Literary Design — Curriculum Connections — Vocabulary DOWNLOAD  Starring Carmen: Activities in English...

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The Healing Library: Creating Kits on New Topics

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in KidLit Tool: The Healing Library | 0 comments

The Healing Library: Creating Kits on New Topics

Thank you to the librarians at the NELA 2017 Conference who attended the workshop on The Healing Library. Together we brainstormed new topics for future kits in framework.  Curious?   What is the Healing Library? The Healing Library is a set of free resources that allow a library to create and lend a kit of materials and picture books that assist families in healing during periods of trauma.   What current Healing Libraries are ready to download, assemble, and circulate? 1) THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE The Healing Library: The Death of...

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Trick or Reaters: Halloween Literacy for Trick-or-Treaters

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Trick or Reaters: Halloween Literacy for Trick-or-Treaters

Boo! Trick or Reaters invites libraries, schools and literacy-minded folks to put stories into trick-or-treater bags (with or instead of candy)! When you hand out free, downloadable, B&W flyers to patrons & students and/or share the website, you connect kids (ages 3-12) with 100+ free scary, mysterious, or magical story teasers (excerpts, book trailers, audio clips and more). New stories being added every day until Halloween! Trick or Reaters had 12,000 trick-or-treaters visit the site in 2016!! Explore more on how libraries and...

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The Healing Library: Available 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: Available 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.   This slideshow requires JavaScript. 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...

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Pig in a Wig: Early Reader Giveaway Winners

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

Pig in a Wig: Early Reader Giveaway Winners

  PIG IN A WIG Early Reader Giveaway Winners 23 individual copies were 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: Activites for Picture Books, 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: Activites for Picture Books, 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: Activities for Chapter Books & MG, 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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