KidLit Tool: Event Kit

Escargot: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 6 comments

ESCARGOT: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE Bonjour!  Use this trés magnifique kit in an early childhood or elementary classroom, library, or bookstore or at a child’s party or play date. Best for ages 3-8. In this interactive picture book, a charming French snail talks directly to the reader. Escargot endearingly asks readers to declare that the “snail” is their favorite animal. After reviewing his many fabulous features, Escargot races the reader to the end of the book where a...

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Deadly Flowers: Ninja Game for Libraries & Bookstores

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Supernatural, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

DEADLY FLOWERS Ninja Game for Libraries, Book Clubs & Bookstores Best Users: Librarians, Book Clubs, Bookstores Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY Librarians, booksellers, and book clubs can use this game not only to engage readers with Kata’s ninja adventures in Deadly Flowers and Deadly Wish (Boyds Mill Press), but also to engage them in using the library or bookstore as a resource. School librarians may find the kit to be a great way to introduce readers to the layout and search tools of the library at the beginning of the term. In the game, three teams...

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The Storyteller: Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

THE STORYTELLER Activities for Educators, Librarians & Readers Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY The tales in award-winning picture book The Storyteller by Evan Turk (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) pay tribute to the legendary stories told in the public squares of Morocco, and the artwork honors the colors and symbolism of the country’s traditional carpets. The following activities play with the themes and images of the book and offer readers deeper exploration.     AL-GARRAB: Quench...

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Lion, Lion: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: African American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

LION, LION Story Hour Kit Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 ABOUT THE KIT In the picture book Lion, Lion, a boy is looking for his kitten named Lion. He encounters a large lion who is looking for lunch. The boy and his animal friends start to suspect that the lion might have swallowed the kitten! Do not despair! The boy has a red flashlight and a plan… With the activities in this Story Hour Kit, your readers can make their own trusty red flashlight and go looking for the lost kitten. Where will they...

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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: Asian / Asian 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: Asian / Asian 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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