Posts Tagged "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt"

Some Writer: Creating Art with E.B. White’s Words

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E.B. WHITE Creating Art with White’s Words Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY After reading Melissa Sweet’s Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White (HMH), you can offer your readers quotations from White to use it in a collage or shadow box. The activity sheet provides the quotations.  All you need to add is collage materials, boxes, scissors, glue sticks, inspiration and to be (as E.B. White said), “obscure clearly.” This slideshow requires JavaScript.   DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITY Some Writer: Quotes to...

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Mitchell on the Moon: Lightning Wand Activity

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Mitchell on the Moon Lightning Wand Activity   Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY   The siblings in the preschool picture book series by R.W. Alley (Clarion Books) have rather rambunctious imaginations.  In Mitchell on the Moon, when the disappearance of the moon may keep the siblings from trick-or-treating, Mitchell becomes the “Sorcerer of Space” and shoots off to the moon to see what is the matter.  In his hand, his flashlight transforms into a magical...

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Penny & Jelly Slumber Under the Stars: Stargazing Activity Sheet

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Astronomy, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

PENNY & JELLY: SLUMBER UNDER THE STARS Stargazing Activity Sheet   Best Users: Public Librarians, School Librarians, Booksellers, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 05-10 About the Activity: Have you seen JELLY MAJOR in the night sky?  Well, Penny, the independent thinker and star of the Penny & Jelly picture book series (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), might have made it up.  When she found out that the constellation CANIS MAJOR translated as “greater dog,” she thought immediately of THE greatest dog – Jelly. In honor of their friendship and to give your young readers...

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Penny & Jelly: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Giveaway: Educators, Giveaway: Librarians | 6 comments

PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY for Educators, Librarians & Talent Show Organizers Serving Grades 01-06 We gave away 22 copies! Our thanks to the mighty Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and author Maria Gianferrari. Penny & Jelly: The School Show by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Thyra Heder (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) introduces the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. Despite her desire to knock everyone’s socks off, Penny’s having a tough time deciding on what talent she might have. With a little help from her dog, Jelly, Penny tries out various talents—from dancing to...

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Penny & Jelly: Talent Show Kit

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Drama, Theme: Talent Show, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 5 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK Penny & Jelly: The School Show by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Thyra Heder (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) introduces the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. Despite her desire to knock everyone’s socks off, Penny’s having a tough time deciding on what talent she might have. With a little help from her dog, Jelly, Penny tries out various talents—from dancing to unicycling, fashion designing to snake charming—with disastrous results. That is, until she realizes that she and Jelly have a talent to share that’s unlike...

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