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Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: Novel Winners

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 1 comment

Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: Novel Winners

22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS NOVEL! Thank you Random House!   ABOUT THE BOOK Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath By Jacob Sager Weinstein Series: Hyacinth Series, #1 Published by Random House Children’s Books ISBN-13: 9780399553172 Lexile: 810L Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie. Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city’s history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical 
rivers,...

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Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Fantasy, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt

HYACINTH AND THE SECRET BENEATH: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt to Introduce the Series Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-06   ABOUT THE GUIDE This event kit is designed not only to introduce readers to the middle grade series that Booklist called a “wild ride that’s fun, freaky, outlandish, and suspenseful,” but also to introduce readers to the layout of your library or bookstore. Perfect for book clubs or tween events! In the first book in the series, Hyacinth, who recently...

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Rodzilla: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

Rodzilla: Giveaway Winners

  Illustration © Dan Santat 22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS PICTURE BOOK!   ABOUT THE BOOK Rodzilla By Rob Sanders Illustrated by Dan Santat Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 9781481457798 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years This just in! There’s a Rodzilla on the loose! Is he a monster…or just your typical toddler? Tune in for the full report in this riotous picture book from Rob Sanders and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat. Rodzilla is the mightiest toddler to ever roam...

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Rodzilla: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Puppetry, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

Rodzilla: Story Hour Kit

  RODZILLA: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE The picture book Rodzilla by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Dan Santat (Simon & Schuster) opens with a Godzilla-like attack on the city of Megalopolis.  It ends with the realization that Rodzilla is actually the toddler Rod laying waste to a city of toys and leaving a trail of goo that every parent or older sibling will recognize.  With the kit, you can turn your...

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If I Were a Kangaroo: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 0 comments

If I Were a Kangaroo: Giveaway Winners

Illustration © Anna Raff Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations, WON THIS PICTURE BOOK! 22 individual copies were given away thanks to Penguin!   ABOUT THE BOOK If I Were a Kangaroo: A Bedtime Tale By Mylisa Larsen Illustrated by Anna Raff Published by Penguin Young Readers Group ISBN-13: 9780451469588 Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years It’s time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas. So curl up, imagine your favorite animal,...

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If I Were a Kangaroo: A Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on May 12, 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 | 0 comments

If I Were a Kangaroo: A Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit

  IF I WERE A KANGAROO : Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE The rhymes in If I Were a Kangaroo by Mylisa Larsen and illustrated by Anna Raff (Penguin) celebrate the sleeping behavior of nine animals.  While the text can be read to the very youngest, the animal behaviors are well-researched and the back matter expands on the fascinating sleepy habits of mothers and young. The kit offers opportunities to...

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Piecing Me Together: A YA Discussion Guide About Race, Class, Gender, and Intersectionality

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Piecing Me Together: A YA Discussion Guide About Race, Class, Gender, and Intersectionality

  PIECING ME TOGETHER: YA Discussion Guide Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 07-12   ABOUT THE GUIDE Sometimes it feels like I leave home a whole person, sent off with kisses from Mom, who is hanging her every hope on my future. By the time I get home I feel like my soul has been shattered into a million pieces. . Mom’s love repairs me… . Listening to these mentors, I feel like I can prove the negative stereotypes about girls like me wrong. That I can and will do more, be...

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Programming with Curious City in June

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Programming with Curious City in June

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…June!   June World Ocean Day (June 8): Vanishing Island: Nautical Adventure Event & Classroom Kit Here Come the Humpbacks!: Migration Game World Refugee Day (June 20): I’m New Here: Classroom & Community Guide to...

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My Busy Green Garden: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

My Busy Green Garden: Giveaway Winners

22 Educators, Librarians & Literacy Organizations WON THIS PICTURE BOOK Thank you 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 green garden. This is a...

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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 | 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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