Theme: Book Clubs

When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

When the Sea Turned to Silver ACTIVITIES Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Activities: Email Subscribers: Download Links HERE.     How Long is Longevity? (Math) In the book, a magistrate steals a a bite from the peach of longevity. Folktales do not usually lead to math but if you explore the years in this story, you may solve some mysteries with this Math Exercise Fit for an Emperor! DOWNLOAD: How Long is Longevity?     Nuwa’s Stones (Science) The five-colored...

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Eleven and Holding: Discussion Guide for the Middle Grade Novel

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Book Clubs, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

ELEVEN AND HOLDING Discussion Guide for Middle Grade Novel   Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 04-07 About the Guide: Publishers Weekly celebrated Eleven and Holding‘s “candid narrative voice” and “humor and pathos” in its “compassionate portrayals of grief, courage, and resilience.” A middle grade with that depth needs an equally compassionate discussion with readers.  These Discussion Questions and post-read classroom/book club Projects Ideas were created by middle school educator Catherine Maryse...

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Princess Juniper: Book Club Kit

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Action Adventure, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Cooking, Theme: Summer Reading | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the middle-grade novel Princess Juniper of the Hourglass by Ammi-Joan Paquette (Philomel Books), all Princess Juniper wants is a country of her own. So when rumblings of unrest start in their kingdom, the king decides to grant Juniper’s wish and sends her and a group of friends to a small, idyllic corner of the Hourglass Mountains until trouble blows over. Once there, Juniper discovers that ruling a small country–even just for the summer–is quite a bit harder than she’d expected! “A gently adventurous and luxuriously detailed romp.”...

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Evidence of Things Not Seen: Edgy 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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Searching for Silverheels: Book Club Kit

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: History (US), Theme: Women's History | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK
 The political climate of 1917 Como, Colorado, churns with the declaration of war against Germany, exhibitions of patriotism and accusations of un-American behavior, and a lone cry for the women’s right to vote. Searching for Silverheels by Jeannie Mobley (Margaret K. McElderry Books) opens with 13-year-old Pearl saying that it is “strange how sometimes, even though the whole world is changing around you, everything can feel so much the same.” But, like every girl coming of age, the world starts to affect Pearl’s day-to-day life in Como. The war will bring...

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