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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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Joe and Sparky, Party Animals: Classroom Set Winners

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers | 2 comments

Joe and Sparky, Party Animals: Classroom Set Winners

  School Winners of JOE AND SPARKY, PARTY ANIMALS! A classroom set (10 copies each) was given away to three winning elementary schools thanks to Candlewick Press! And a BIG thank you to KidLit TV for premiering this video!     ABOUT THE BOOK Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! Series: Joe and Sparky Early Readers By Jamie Michalak Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz Published by Candlewick Press ISBN-13: 9780763682064 Age Range: 5 – 9 Years The endearingly mismatched duo has their hands full when a party for a friend goes...

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Hello Goodbye Dog: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 8 comments

Hello Goodbye Dog: Giveaway Winners

HELLO GOODBYE DOG Picture Book Winners   20 individual copies were given away to educators, librarians, and literacy organizations thanks to Roaring Brook Press!     ABOUT THE BOOK Hello Goodbye Dog By Maria Gianferrari Illustrated by Patrice Barton Published by Roaring Brook Press ISBN-13: 9781626721777 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side. Hello, Moose! Unfortunately, dogs...

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Hello Goodbye Dog: Girl & Dog Reunion Activity

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 1 comment

Hello Goodbye Dog: Girl & Dog Reunion Activity

  HELLO GOODBYE DOG: Girl & Dog Reunion Activity Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups, Reader Dog Programs Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the picture book Hello Goodbye Dog (Roaring Brook), the dog Moose hates to say, “goodbye.”  When her girl Zara goes back to school, Moose will do anything to break out of her home, find her way to school, and say, “hello!” to Zara.  Chaos builds until Zara comes up with the solution to train Moose to be the...

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