Theme: Halloween

Trick or Reaters: Halloween Literacy for Trick-or-Treaters

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Boo! Trick or Reaters invites libraries, schools and literacy-minded folks to put stories into trick-or-treater bags (with or instead of candy)! When you hand out free, downloadable, B&W flyers to patrons & students and/or share the website, you connect kids (ages 3-12) with 100+ free scary, mysterious, or magical story teasers (excerpts, book trailers, audio clips and more). New stories being added every day until Halloween! Trick or Reaters had 12,000 trick-or-treaters visit the site in 2016!! Explore more on how libraries and schools are using Trick or Reaters! Read About Us On...

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Mitchell on the Moon: Lightning Wand Activity

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activites for Picture Books, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Mitchell on the Moon Lightning Wand Activity   Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY   The siblings in the preschool picture book series by R.W. Alley (Clarion Books) have rather rambunctious imaginations.  In Mitchell on the Moon, when the disappearance of the moon may keep the siblings from trick-or-treating, Mitchell becomes the “Sorcerer of Space” and shoots off to the moon to see what is the matter.  In his hand, his flashlight transforms into a magical...

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Trick or Reaters: Haunting Halloween With Literacy

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

  100 Scary, Mysterious & Fantastical Stories for Patrons & Students   Email Subscribers!  Missing the Goofy Video?  See it here!   Welcome to TRICK OR REATERS! Using children’s book excerpts, book trailers, slideshows of sequential illustrations and audiobook clips, TRICK OR REATERS is offering 100 free story teasers to introduce kids (ages 12 and under) to new authors and books. Explore the growing list of stories here. Kids can select stories by Age-o-Meter, Scare-o-Meter or Choose Your Treat (keywords). Many of the stories also have free downloadable...

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The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Kids: Read Aloud Event Kit

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Emotions, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOKS In the companion picture books, The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Kids and The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters by Dan Richards and illustrated by Robert Neubecker (Boyds Mill Press), kids discover the joys (and misunderstandings) of becoming friends with monsters. “Intrepid monster lovers will delight in reading again and again this list of irksome consequences of being friendly with these creatures. The watercolor and pen cartoons do not miss a mark…Recommend this one to mischievous types of all shapes and sizes…” —School Library...

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Vampire Baby: Silly Story Hour “Masks” & Chance to Win Books

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in * Grades 00-02, Giveaway: Librarians, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: Transform your Story Hour Babies & Toddlers into “Vampire Babies” with a Silly Downloadable Costume! Snap Pictures of a “Vampire Baby” and Win Books for a Library! The Book It happens overnight: little sister Tootie goes from cuddly, ga-ga-googoo, I-want-my-ba-ba baby to…vampire baby. Now she’s sinking her pointy fangs into everything — furniture, toys, and especially her big brother. Mom insists that it’s just a phase, but Tootie’s brother knows better. Just look at her hairline!  With perfect comic timing, Kelly Bennett and Paul...

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Even Monsters: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in * Grades 00-02, Giveaway: Readers, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Halloween, Theme: Music | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: The Book Toddlers and young readers will discover their commonalities with monsters when you open a copy of the picture book Even Monsters… by AJ Smith (Sourcebooks) for read aloud.  Every child knows monsters can be…well, MONSTERS. But our narrator tells us that monsters can also be scared, sad, and even miss their mommies. The illustrations abound with pitch-perfect kid humor from underwear to cooties to bugs in the breakfast cereal. “The text’s cheeky humor is immediately apparent…” —Kirkus Review The Story Hour Kit The activity kit...

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