Theme: Fantasy

Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Fantasy, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

HYACINTH AND THE SECRET BENEATH: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt to Introduce the Series Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-06   ABOUT THE GUIDE This event kit is designed not only to introduce readers to the middle grade series that Booklist called a “wild ride that’s fun, freaky, outlandish, and suspenseful,” but also to introduce readers to the layout of your library or bookstore. Perfect for book clubs or tween events! In the first book in the series, Hyacinth, who recently moved to London, makes a near-fatal mistake when...

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A Crack in the Sea: A Guide for Educators & Readers

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Social Change, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

A CRACK IN THE SEA: A Guide for Educators & Readers Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10 ABOUT THE GUIDE The novel A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) opens a door from our world and our history into a second world.  Through mysterious cracks in the sea, a group of Africans escape death at the hands of slavers in 1781, and a group of Vietnamese refugees escape death by exposure on the open sea in 1978. Each of the groups discover a world with a vast ocean and sparse islands where refugees from our world have begun again. ...

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Deadly Flowers: Ninja Game

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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Water Castle Library Scavenger Hunt

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, Theme: Action Adventure, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Kinetic Literacy | 4 comments

Reader Engagement Project: A Library Scavenger Hunt for Book Clubs, Summer Reading, Library Sleep Overs, Vacation Programs, Library Orientation, and Catalog Lessons. Do you believe in the unbelievable? The acclaimed middle grade novel, The Water Castle follows three kids as they attempt to unravel the clues that may lead to the fabled Fountain of Youth.  This event kit leads your young patrons on their own journey of discovery with a series of clues on beautifully illustrated cards.  The clues takes patrons through the shelves of your library with you deciding both the locations of the clues...

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Starry River of the Sky: Interactive Read Aloud & Game for Events

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Kinetic Literacy | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: Create an Event with an Interactive Read Aloud and Game Based on Chinese Myth Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) follows the boy Rendi as he evolves from an angry runaway stranded in a forsaken Chinese village without friends (or the desire to make friends) to a boy who rescues that village by trusting himself and others. Rendi becomes that hero by listening to ancient stories and by telling his own. Like Grace Lin’s related Newbery Honor novel, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the stories within this novel seem only to...

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Starry River of the Sky: Art, Astronomy, Math, History, and Mythology Activities

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Science & STEM | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: A Series of Activities from Art to Math to Engage Readers Post Read Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) is the story of the boy Rendi, who runs away from his family only to find himself in a village where the moon has disappeared.  Each night, instead of seeing the moon, Rendi is troubled by mournful moans that only he can hear.  The only thing that distracts Rendi are the stories of Madame Chang.  Are there hidden meanings in these tales that will explain the moon’s disappearance?  Will Rendi discover them and restore...

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