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My Busy Green Garden: STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN: STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators< Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE Gardens are not just places for vegetables and flowers!  Gardens are busy with insects, birds, and other creatures. This kit introduces ten such creatures with STEM talking points for your read aloud and STEM Coloring Cards that allow your readers to take some of those facts home or back to the classroom.  The cards also contain a “Story Time Sound” that invites readers to add to your interactive read aloud....

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R.W. Alley’s Picture Book Series: Easter Egg Roly-Poly Activity

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 1 comment

PICTURE BOOK ACTIVITY Easter Eggs into Roly-Polys Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the R.W. Alley picture book series from Clarion Books, young Gretchen’s roly-poly toys always have a part to play in the action and in Gretchen’s vivid imagination.  In her hands, the sweet egg-shaped toys can become stars in the sky, fish in the sea, or even penguins on the ice. Curious City has taken an excess of plastic Easter eggs and turned them into the charming roly-polys.  You can do this...

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Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue: STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

TUGBOAT BILL and the RIVER RESCUE: STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE “This delightful tale will be a hit in storytime…” —School Library Journal If interactive read alouds float your boat, explore using this 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 the picture book Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue, Bill and his barge friend Mabel prove to be heroes of the Hudson River when they rescue a...

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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 | 4 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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Step Right Up: Artist Process Video & Kindness Pledge

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: African American, Theme: Character Education, Theme: History (US), Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

STEP RIGHT UP Considering Kindness Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Art Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05 ABOUT THE STORY It is hard to know where to begin with describing this award-winning non-fiction picture book.  Every part of the story of William “Doc” Key and his horse Jim Key is astonishing. That Doc raised the colt Jim to recognize letters, then to read, write, add, and subtract is more than compelling.  That formerly enslaved Doc Key used his stage show to teach post-war American lessons of kindness is doubly so. Performing from Broadway stages to...

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The Infamous Ratsos: Bikers & Lessons on Kindness

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Character Education, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

THE INFAMOUS RATSOS Toughies vs. Softies and Lessons in Kindness Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 01-04   BIKERS ON KINDNESS In a early chapter book The Infamous Ratsos, two brothers struggle to be the “toughies” their father wants them to be.  Ralphie and Louie try to be school bullies and neighborhood pranksters, but they keep messing things up giving others the impression that they are good kids (which, secretly, they are.) Who better to discuss the appearance of being tough vs. the drive to do good than…bikers.  Really? ...

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