Theme: Mythology

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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The Nian Monster: Event Kit

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mythology, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

THE NIAN MONSTER Chinese New Year (Or Any Time of Year) Event Kit Best Users: Librarians, Educators, Booksellers, Play Groups, Chinese Culture Organizations Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE KIT Use this kit to celebrate Chinese New Year or Chinese culture any time of the year. In the picture book The Nian Monster, the creature of Chinese legend appears in modern Shanghai ready to devour the city.  First, though, he plans to eat young Xingling!  No worries, Xingling has a plan.  She will feed the monster three Chinese New Year culinary delights to keep him too distracted and...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver: Activities

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Community Service & Service Learning, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

When the Sea Turned to Silver ACTIVITIES Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Chinese Culture Organizations, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 03-07 About the Activities: Email Subscribers: Download Links HERE.     How Long is Longevity? (Math) In the book, a magistrate steals a a bite from the peach of longevity. Folktales do not usually lead to math but if you explore the years in this story, you may solve some mysteries with this Math Exercise Fit for an Emperor! DOWNLOAD: How Long is Longevity?     Nuwa’s Stones (Science) The five-colored...

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Keepers of the Labyrinth: Greek Mythology Trivia Game & Craft Kit

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Mythology | 10 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the novel Keepers of the Labyrinth by Erin E. Moulton (Penguin Young Readers Group), a test of will and skill is laid out for teenagers at a leadership retreat in Crete. Unbeknownst to the teens, the retreat center sits above the Labyrinth of Greek legend. 

The leadership retreat’s secret mission is to choose the four teens that will fulfill the future roles of those that protect the Labyrinth.  Those teens are chosen by how they perform in a series of tests presented to their team. “Secret societies, Greek mythology, and a group of strong female...

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Starry River of the Sky: Art, Astronomy, Math, History, and Mythology Activities

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Fantasy, Theme: Mathematics, Theme: Mythology, Theme: Science & STEM | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: A Series of Activities from Art to Math to Engage Readers Post Read Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) is the story of the boy Rendi, who runs away from his family only to find himself in a village where the moon has disappeared.  Each night, instead of seeing the moon, Rendi is troubled by mournful moans that only he can hear.  The only thing that distracts Rendi are the stories of Madame Chang.  Are there hidden meanings in these tales that will explain the moon’s disappearance?  Will Rendi discover them and restore...

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