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Raisin, the Littlest Cow: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Emotions, Theme: Family, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

    RAISIN, THE LITTLEST COW: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   ABOUT THE GUIDE While not all of your readers know what it is like to suddenly become an older sibling, they all know the frustration of wanting something from a distracted adult or what it’s like to feel left out. Raisin, the littlest cow, is experiencing these familiar frustrations.  However, she does not despair; she comes up with her own solution. With this kit, your readers can recreate Raisin’s...

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Whobert Whover, Owl Detective: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Mystery, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

WHOBERT WHOVER, Owl Detective: Story Hour Kit   Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   ABOUT THE GUIDE In this “who, who done it” picture book, Whobert Whover, owl detective, comes upon Perry the Possum, “lying awfully still.”  Whobert has his next case!  Following a woodland getaway trail, Whobert searches for clues, talks to eyewitnesses, and points to many suspects.  Readers come to suspect something of their own.  Perry might be “playing possum,” and the culprit causing Perry’s distress might be closer than...

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Hyacinth & the Secrets Beneath: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Library Tour, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Fantasy, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

HYACINTH AND THE SECRET BENEATH: A Book Stack Treasure Hunt to Introduce the Series Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-06   ABOUT THE GUIDE This event kit is designed not only to introduce readers to the middle grade series that Booklist called a “wild ride that’s fun, freaky, outlandish, and suspenseful,” but also to introduce readers to the layout of your library or bookstore. Perfect for book clubs or tween events! In the first book in the series, Hyacinth, who recently moved to London, makes a near-fatal mistake when...

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Rodzilla: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Puppetry, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

  RODZILLA: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE The picture book Rodzilla by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Dan Santat (Simon & Schuster) opens with a Godzilla-like attack on the city of Megalopolis.  It ends with the realization that Rodzilla is actually the toddler Rod laying waste to a city of toys and leaving a trail of goo that every parent or older sibling will recognize.  With the kit, you can turn your readers into Rodzilla with a mask and a miniature paper...

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If I Were a Kangaroo: A Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on May 12, 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 | 0 comments

  IF I WERE A KANGAROO : Sleepy STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE The rhymes in If I Were a Kangaroo by Mylisa Larsen and illustrated by Anna Raff (Penguin) celebrate the sleeping behavior of nine animals.  While the text can be read to the very youngest, the animal behaviors are well-researched and the back matter expands on the fascinating sleepy habits of mothers and young. The kit offers opportunities to introduce STEM to babies and toddlers and to school-age...

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Piecing Me Together: A YA Discussion Guide About Race, Class, Gender, and Intersectionality

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  PIECING ME TOGETHER: YA Discussion Guide Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 07-12   ABOUT THE GUIDE Sometimes it feels like I leave home a whole person, sent off with kisses from Mom, who is hanging her every hope on my future. By the time I get home I feel like my soul has been shattered into a million pieces. . Mom’s love repairs me… . Listening to these mentors, I feel like I can prove the negative stereotypes about girls like me wrong. That I can and will do more, be more. . But when I leave? It happens again. The...

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