Theme: Music

What a Beautiful Morning: Story Hour with Alzheimer’s Resources

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Music, Theme: Physical Fitness | 0 comments

What a Beautiful Morning STORY HOUR KIT Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-05 About the Kit: Many in our communities struggle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  While the disease affects the entire family, children can feel the changes in a loved one most acutely. How can you be a catalyst for conversation and connection? The picture book What a Beautiful Morning by Arthur A. Levine & illustrated by Katie Kath (Running Press) explores Alzheimer’s...

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Baking Day at Grandma’s: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Cooking, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Music | 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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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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Doggone Feet! : A Listen, Sing, Search, Create, Pair, and Count Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Music | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: A Story Hour Kit with Read Aloud Activities for Libraries, Classrooms, and Families Encouraging Readers to 
Listen, Sing, Search, Create, Pair, and Count Ever wonder what’s going on in the mind of a dog? The Book The picture book Doggone Feet! written & Illustrated by Leslie Helakoski (Boyds Mill Press) is an entertaining look at life from the point of view of a family pooch.  As the dog’s “people family” grows, so does her dismay at having to share her space with so many new and noisy feet. But as she discovers, making room also brings new joy. With a happy...

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So You Wanna Be a Superstar?: Audition Event Kit for Libraries

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Drama, Theme: Music | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: Building the Audition Skills of Your Talented Patrons “This is the ultimate Teen Program in a Box, highly recommended.”  –Karen Jensen, Teen Librarian’s Toolbox “This is super rad!”  —Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian, Portland Public Library The Drama and Chorus kids often hang out in our libraries.  Whether those talented patrons are planning to try out  for the musical, glee club, chorus, or the local teen idol they need audition skills. This Event Kit connected with Ted Michael’s So You Wanna Be a Superstar? The...

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