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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Even Monsters: Story Hour Kit

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 …

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Cub’s Big World: Story Hour Kit

Reader Engagement Project: The Book In the the picture book Cub’s Big World, a polar bear cub gets separated from her mother.  (Don’t worry, Mom is really nearby all the time.) Cub runs, pounces, and leaps after other animals, thinking each is her mom. “The suspense is toddler-perfect…”  —The Horn Book Magazine “Cub’s Big World …

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