Theme: Anti-Bullying

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 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 bravery, that response can be easily photographed and...

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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 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. the drive to do good than…bikers.  Really? ...

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Book Ninjas: Event Kit & Ongoing Prizes for Readers & Librarians

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Physical Fitness, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

LIBRARIANS! NEED A SUMMER READING THEME EVENT KIT? Building on the movement by national schools, libraries and martial arts studios using these picture books illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat… ….to reinforce reading, practice and simple ninja-themed fun, Curious City, author Corey Rosen Schwartz and a team of martial arts educators have built… BOOK NINJAS Train the Brain.  Read the Lead.   BOOK NINJAS Supports School & Libraries with… – Free downloadable ready-to-use activities (All aligned with SRP’ 16 Theme + SRP Poster!) – Guide to...

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Unidentified Suburban Object: Discussing Identity, Difference & Cross-Group Friendship

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Character Education, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 1 comment

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung (Scholastic, Inc.), Chloe has just about had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who’s Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. She’s had it with people thinking that everything she does well — getting good grades, winning first chair in the orchestra, et CETera — is because she’s ASIAN. Of course, her own parents don’t want to have anything to DO with their Korean background. Any time Chloe asks them a question, they change the subject. They seem perfectly happy to be the only...

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Evidence of Things Not Seen: YA Discussion Questions

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Book Clubs | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK The young adult novel Evidence of Things Not Seen by award-winning author Lindsey Lane (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) explores themes of loneliness, connectedness, and the role we play in creating our own realities. When high school junior Tommy Smythe goes missing, everyone has a theory about what happened to him. He was an odd kid, often deeply involved in particle physics, so maybe he just got distracted and wandered off. He was last seen at a pullout off the highway, so maybe someone snatched him. Tommy believes that everything is possible, and that until...

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Raj the Bookstore Tiger: A Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Character Education | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: Story Hour Kit Raj is a confident marmalade cat parading through his owner’s story hours believing that he is a tiger (as that is what his  owner always calls him).  When a visiting cat cuts Raj down with bullying words, Raj falls into a funk.  It takes a recitation on William Blake’s famous feliine poem to bring Raj back to himself. The Story Hour kit allows your readers to play at being Raj by creating Raj tiger hats. Through a simple game (complete with a suggested script), you can help readers learn what words make Raj self-assured and what words...

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