* Grades 00-02

Curious City Besties Awards ’17: Best KidLit for Ages 4-8

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

What makes a picture book or early reader a child’s “bestie” or constant companion? What 2017 picture books did you turn to again and again? Curious City boldly declares their 2017 “Besties” — children’s books that have been our best friends this fine KidLit year!   (Look for the Besties Awards for ages 8-18 here!)   Image © Sydney Hanson from Escargot (FSG)     Best Bucket Boost by a Bovine   RAISIN, the Littlest Cow By Miriam Busch & Larry Day ISBN-13: 9780062427632 Published by Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Raisin loves being the...

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Strong As Sandow: Author/Illustrator Fitness Video & Lesson Plans

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Educator Guide, KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers, Theme: Physical Fitness, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

STRONG AS SANDOW Fitness Video and Lesson Plans Best Users: Librarians, Physical Education Teachers, Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 01-04   EXPLORE THE VIDEO & LESSON PLANS “Sparked by his own passion for bodybuilding and physical fitness, Tate recounts the story of Eugen Sandow (1867–1925) in this inspirational picture book.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW Curious City spent two days interviewing and filming author/illustrator Don Tate’s “nothing in moderation” approach to picture book making and physical fitness. Both passions came...

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Starring Carmen!: Bilingual Activities & Poster, Video

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activites for Picture Books, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Drama, Theme: Latinx, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

STARRING CARMEN! A Picture Book with Video and Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES Curious City is happy to host the classroom and event activities fantástico created by educator Crystal-Elisa Aldamuy!  They include: — Discussion Prompts — Fish Puppet Craft — Tiger Ear Costume — Rose Bush Costume — Literary Design — Curriculum Connections — Vocabulary DOWNLOAD  Starring Carmen: Activities in English (PDF) DOWNLOAD Starring Carmen: Activities in...

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Pig in a Wig: Early Reader Series: Classroom & Event Activities

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activites for Picture Books, KidLit Tool: Educator Guide, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

PIG IN A WIG Early Reader Series Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES DOWNLOAD  Pig in a Wig: Educator Guides (PDF) DOWNLOAD Pig in a Wig: Reader & Event Activities (PDF)   ABOUT THE BOOKS Pig in a Wig Series By Emma J. Virjan Illustrated by Emma J. Virjan Published by HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Pig in a Wig is a bright, lively and humorous early reader series “with echoes of Seuss and Willems,” (Publishers Weekly, starred...

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Brave: Classroom & Event Activities

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activites for Picture Books, Theme: Anti-Bullying, Theme: Biography, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Justice, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

BRAVE A Picture Book With Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES I Am Brave When… With these activity sheets, readers are invited to explore how they are brave (affirmation) and how they would like to be brave in the future (aspiration).  Additionally they are asked to complete the sentence, “I am brave when…” in words and/or pictures.  To join the national conversation on bravery, that response can be easily photographed and...

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Jasmine Toguchi Series: Classroom & Reader Activities

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activities for Chapter Books & MG, KidLit Tool: I'm Your Neighbor, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

JASMINE TOGUCHI Chapter Book Series Classroom & Reader Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 01-04   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE  ACTIVITIES   Jasmine Toguchi: Paper Dolls Jasmine and her best friend get dressed in kimono for the Japanese celebration, Girl’s Day.  Your readers can color Jasmine’s kimono and dress the standing Jasmine doll.  Have paper handy to make her other clothes! Jasmine Toguchi: Paper Dolls (PDF) Jasmine Toguchi: Origami For the Japanese celebration, Girl’s Day, Jasmine and her...

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