Kinetic Literacy

A Bear’s Year: Read Aloud & Celebration of the Seasons Kit

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, Kinetic Literacy, Nature & Environment, Play Groups, Story Hour Kit | 2 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK With spare, accessible text and charming illustrations, A Bear’s Year by Kathy Duval and illustrated by Gerry Turley (Random House Children’s Books) is a sweet, gentle introduction to how bears experience the changing seasons, perfect for the youngest readers and listeners. “…language lends itself to sharing both with a group of young cubs or with a solitary special one, snuggled on a lap. A sweet and satisfying look at the natural world.” —School Library Journal READ ALOUD & CELEBRATION OF THE SEASONS KIT Use this kit in an early childhood...

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Book Scavenger: Find Books if San Francisco

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in * Grades 06-09, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians, Giveaway for Readers, Kinetic Literacy, Treasure Hunt | 0 comments

“Life is a game, and books are the token.” —Book Scavenger San Francisco “Book Scavenger” Hunt June 26-June 29 In the new middle grade novel, Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (Henry Holt), readers all around the world hide and find books in an elaborate game.  Set in San Francisco, the book is filled with the locations and “locals” of this storied city. “..a valentine to anybody who knows that a 13-digit clue that begins with 978- is not a phone number. —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review Curious City, Henry Holt and author Jennifer...

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“Book Scavenger” Hunt: Help Hide Books in San Fran

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in * Grades 06-09, Giveaway for Readers, Kinetic Literacy, Treasure Hunt | 0 comments

Want a San Francisco quirky book adventure? Want to awaken the curiosity of the city’s young readers? What to earn a free book and bookstore gift card? Help Hide Books for a San Francisco “Book Scavenger” Hunt In the new middle grade novel, Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (Henry Holt), readers all around the world hide and find books in an elaborate game.  Set in San Francisco, the book is filled with the locations and “locals” of this storied city. Curious City, Henry Holt and author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman will be honoring the literary history,...

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Always Twins: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, Kinetic Literacy, Nature & Environment, Puppetry, Story Hour Kit | 2 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK “You two are just alike!” everyone tells duckling twins Olivia and Lily in Always Twins by Teri Weidner (Holiday House). But while Olivia likes to “jump in the mud,” run around, and quack so everyone can hear, Lily prefers studying and daydreaming. These different activities don’t always work well together, and eventually the twins grow annoyed by their differences and head off in opposite directions. But the twins can’t stand to be apart for long. Lily comes looking for Olivia, only to find her stuck in a tree. An adventure ensues that ends in a...

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Extraordinary Warren: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Comics Creation, Event Kit, Kinetic Literacy, Play Groups, Story Hour Kit, Treasure Hunt | 4 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOKS In the picture books, Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day and Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken, Warren, a bespectacled chicken, is bored with the everyday chicken routine (peck, cluck, feed; peck, cluck, feed) until he finds a sidekick in the newly hatched Egg. Early one morning the ever curious Egg takes off on his own and crosses the road, where he winds up getting lost in a field of corn. When Warren finally realizes Egg has flown the coop, nothing stops him from locating his best buddy! “A good-humored story that nicely blends picture book,...

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Baking Day at Grandma’s: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in * Grades 00-02, Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Event Kit, Grades Early Childhood Classroom, Kinetic Literacy, Music, Story Hour Kit | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: The Book In the picture book Baking Day At Grandma’s by Anika Denise and illustrated by Christopher Denise (Philomel), three cubs join their grandmother for a day of baking. While their cake is in the oven, Grandma puts on some old-time music for “skippy notes and tapping feet.” The three cubs leave with treat bags with pieces of cake inside to share with their neighbors. “It’s perfect for individual sharing, storytime, baking time, and pretty much any time.” —School Library Journal The Story Hour Kit The companion activities in this kit (created by Anika and...

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