KidLit Tool: Event Kit

The Nian Monster: Event Kit

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mythology, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

THE NIAN MONSTER Chinese New Year (Or Any Time of Year) Event Kit Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Booksellers, Play Groups, Chinese Culture Organizations Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE KIT Use this kit to celebrate Chinese New Year or Chinese culture any time of the year. In the picture book The Nian Monster, the creature of Chinese legend appears in modern Shanghai ready to devour the city.  First, though, he plans to eat young Xingling!  No worries, Xingling has a plan.  She will feed the monster three Chinese New Year culinary delights to keep him too distracted and...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver: Dramatic Reading / Readers Theater

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Chinese / Chinese American, Theme: Drama, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  When the Sea Turned to Silver DRAMATIC READING KIT   Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Kit: When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Little, Brown) is a chapter book filled with many stories.  One of the book’s main characters is the Storyteller, a woman renowned for her ability to both amaze and educate with her words.  You, too, are renowned for this ability.  This dramatic reading gives you the role of the Storyteller sharing a tale entitled, The Story of the Red Stone. Why a...

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What a Beautiful Morning: Story Hour with Alzheimer’s Resources

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Music, Theme: Physical Fitness | 0 comments

What a Beautiful Morning STORY HOUR KIT Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-05 About the Kit: Many in our communities struggle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  While the disease affects the entire family, children can feel the changes in a loved one most acutely. How can you be a catalyst for conversation and connection? The picture book What a Beautiful Morning by Arthur A. Levine & illustrated by Katie Kath (Running Press) explores Alzheimer’s...

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Cat’s Colors: Treasure Hunt & Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt | 4 comments

Cat’s Colors STORY HOUR KIT Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 About the Kit: In the picture book, Cat’s Colors by Airlie Anderson (Child’s Play-International), Cat collects colors as she explores her world on a gray day. Each new color she encounters appears as a spot on her white fur. You can engage your readers by giving them a kit-provided cut-out of Cat and sending them to find colors.  Prepared displays with picture books with predominant colors and matching crayons will...

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Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle: Event Kit

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Mystery, Theme: Supernatural | 0 comments

  THE SECRETS OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE: A Treasure Hunt for Readers and an Event Kit for Libraries & Bookstores   Best Users: Public Librarians, School Librarians, Booksellers, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10 About the Kit: Librarians, booksellers, and book clubs can use this Event Kit not only to engage readers with the mysterious literary and historical elements of the middle grade novel The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox (Viking), but also to engage readers in using the library or bookstore as a resource.  School librarians may find the kit to...

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Good Night, Baddies: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Classics, Theme: Fairy Tales, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

Good Night, Baddies STORY HOUR KIT Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 About the Kit: As the picture book Good Night, Baddies opens, we see “baddies” coming home from a long day of fairy tale villainy. The picture book shows us how the baddies unwind over dinner, conversation, and the universal bedtime routines. The activity in this kit connects Good Night, Baddies to other picture books in your collection.  Do your readers recognize the wolf, the witch, the dragon, and the troll from other stories?...

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