Posts Tagged "Alina Chau"

The Nian Monster: Picture Book Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in * Grades 00-02 | 8 comments

THE NIAN MONSTER Picture Books Giveaway (Past) For Educators, Librarians & Community Groups Serving Grades 00-03   We gave away 24 copies thanks to Albert Whitman & Company!   ABOUT THE BOOK The Nian Monster By Andrea Wang Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Albert Whitman & Company ISBN-13: 9780807556429 Lexile: AD450L Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don’t...

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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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Double Happiness: Origami Box & Poetry Activity

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Poetry | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the picture book Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling and illustrated by Alina Chau (Chronicle Books), Nai Nai gives her Chinese American grandchildren each a box.  Into that box they place the things that will remind them of their life in San Francisco, their emotions about moving away and their excitement about their new home on the East Coast. “A thoughtful and moving story of memory and change.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review ORIGAMI & POETRY ACTIVITY For Classrooms, Libraries & Community Groups  ACTIVITY: DOUBLE HAPPINESS BOX...

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Double Happiness: Past Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers, Theme: Cross Generational | 2 comments

Can you achieve Double Happiness? In celebration of Nancy Tupper Ling and Alina Chau’s picture book Double Happiness (Chronicle Books)… Ling & Chau will give away 7 pieces of Chau’s artwork on the 7 days of China’s Golden Week (10/1/15-10/7/15). SORRY! This Giveaway Has Closed… THE PICTURE BOOK “In this gentle tale told in verse, Gracie and her brother, Jake, journey to their new home, all the while searching for special things to keep in their happiness boxes.  Gracie doesn’t want to leave Uncle Woo, Auntie Su, and her beloved San Francisco home to...

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