Baking Day at Grandma’s: Story Hour Kit

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 …

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

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 — …

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This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) : Mammoth Puppet

Reader Engagement Project: The Book Meet Orq, cave boy. And Woma, woolly mammoth. Orq love Woma. Only one problem: Mom is not a fan of Woma, who sheds and smells and is definitely not cave-trained. How can Orq convince his mother that Woma belongs with them? Orq has a plan to get Woma back in …

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Something About America

“Simplicity of language is a powerful counterpoint to the emotional complexity of the immigrants’ story, and classrooms of mixed reading abilities and/or second-language learners may find this an ideal vehicle.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books This isn’t supposed to happen in America. Inspired by actual events, this story starts ten years after …

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