* Grades 10-12

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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Either the Beginning or End of the World: YA Engagement Resources

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: I'm Your Neighbor, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

Either the Beginning or End of the World YA ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Cambodian American Organizations, Book Clubs, Veteran Groups Best Users: Readers Grades 10-Adult The Engagement Resources: SHARE the Video / Book Trailer     LISTEN to Cambodian American Singer Bochan DOWNLOAD Either the Beginning or End of the World: Discussion & Resource Guide. The guide includes: — Themes — Background: Khmer Rogue Regime — Background: PTSD and the Cambodian Experience — Discussion Questions — Playlist — Skype & Author Visit Info — Resource:...

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Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 10 comments

Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle NOVEL GIVEAWAY 15 random entrants received this acclaimed (4 stars!) spine-chilling novel. Our thanks to Penguin Young Readers Group and Janet Fox!   ABOUT THE BOOK The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle By Janet Fox Published by Penguin Young Readers Group Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780451476333 Paperback ISBN-13: 9780147517135 (03/17) Lexile: 740L Age Range: 10 – 14 Years “Keep calm and carry on.”  That’s what Katherine Bateson’s father told her, and that’s what she’s trying to do:  when her father goes off to the war, when her mother sends Kat...

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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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Local Girl Swept Away: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 16 comments

YOUNG ADULT GALLEY & TAFFY GIVEAWAY for Educators, Librarians & Bloggers Serving Grades 8-12 (Closed-Sorry) We gave away 20 galley copies + Salted Caramel Salt Water Taffy straight from the novel’s seaside Provincetown, MA setting! Veteran YA author of Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book, a Lambda Literary Award winner, and a Booklist Editors’ Choice), Love & Lies, What’s in a Name, Parrotfish and more is back with a Gone Girl-like mystery for teens. “Ellen Wittlinger’s Hard Love was one of the books that inspired me to write...

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