KidLit Tool: Event Kit

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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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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Penny & Jelly: Talent Show Kit

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Drama, Theme: Talent Show, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 5 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK Penny & Jelly: The School Show by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Thyra Heder (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) introduces the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. Despite her desire to knock everyone’s socks off, Penny’s having a tough time deciding on what talent she might have. With a little help from her dog, Jelly, Penny tries out various talents—from dancing to unicycling, fashion designing to snake charming—with disastrous results. That is, until she realizes that she and Jelly have a talent to share that’s unlike...

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The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Kids: Read Aloud Event Kit

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Emotion: Fright, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOKS In the companion picture books, The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Kids and The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters by Dan Richards and illustrated by Robert Neubecker (Boyds Mill Press), kids discover the joys (and misunderstandings) of becoming friends with monsters. “Intrepid monster lovers will delight in reading again and again this list of irksome consequences of being friendly with these creatures. The watercolor and pen cartoons do not miss a mark…Recommend this one to mischievous types of all shapes and sizes…” —School Library...

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