* Literacy Activities * Story Hour Kits * Event Kits * Book Club Guides * Curriculum * And Other Free Reader Engagement and Programming Guides for KidLit

Always Twins: Past Giveaway

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians | 4 comments

Always Twins:  Past Giveaway

BOOK GIVEAWAY – Sorry, Closed For Librarians & Educators Serving Kids Ages 0-7 But don’t forget to download the free Always Twins Story Hour Kit! In celebration of S-P-R-I-N-G finally blossoming across the country, Curious City DPW and Holiday House gave away 25 copies of Always Twins by Teri Weidner! And the winners are…  Educator (Everton, AR) Moon Mountain Elementary School Library DeVargas Elementary School North Hollywood Public Library Morgan Hill Library Enfield Street School – Library Pond Creek-Hunter...

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Always Twins: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, Kinetic Literacy, Nature & Environment, Puppetry, Story Hour Kit | 2 comments

Always Twins: Story Hour Kit

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK “You two are just alike!” everyone tells duckling twins Olivia and Lily in Always Twins by Teri Weidner (Holiday House). But while Olivia likes to “jump in the mud,” run around, and quack so everyone can hear, Lily prefers studying and daydreaming. These different activities don’t always work well together, and eventually the twins grow annoyed by their differences and head off in opposite directions. But the twins can’t stand to be apart for long. Lily comes looking for Olivia, only to find her stuck in a...

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The Neptune Project: Past Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians | 13 comments

The Neptune Project: Past Giveaway

EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY (Closed – SORRY!) For School Librarians & Educators In honor of Earth Day, author and educator Polly Holyoke would like to share her love for the world’s oceans with school librarians and educators! A former teacher, Polly has asked Curious City DPW to give away 500 individual copies of her award winning middle grade novel, The Neptune Project (Disney/Hyperion), to schools all over the U.S.! With the help of science and language arts teachers, Polly has developed STEM and other well-received curriculum materials...

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Extraordinary Warren: Past Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians | 1 comment

Extraordinary Warren:  Past Giveaway

BOOK GIVEAWAY (Closed-Sorry!) For Librarians, Educators & Other Extraordinary Literacy Folks In celebration of the CSLP Summer Reading theme of Every Hero has a Story, the release of the picture book/early readers/comics series  Extraordinary Warren a Super Chicken and  Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day by Sarah Dillard and its companion Story Hour Kit, Curious City DPW and Simon & Schuster are giving away 25 copies of one of the two volumes! “A good-humored story that nicely blends picture book, chapter book, and graphic novel...

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Wherever You Go: Past Giveaway

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians, Grades Early Childhood Classroom, Graduation | 4 comments

Wherever You Go: Past Giveaway

BOOK GIVEAWAY (Closed-Sorry!) For Librarians, Educators & Graduation Planners In celebration of the April release of the picture book  Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler and its companion Graduation Event Kit, Curious City DPW and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers are giving away 20 copies! And the Winners Are… Mebane Public Library Defiance Public Library System Penn Wynne Library Campbell Court Elementary The Hawley Public Library Paulding County Carnegie Library Harmony Elementary Phillips...

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Wherever You Go: Graduation Event Kit

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, Event Kit, Graduation | 2 comments

Wherever You Go: Graduation Event Kit

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors. Wherever You Go‘s award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller’s lilting rhyme and bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler’s enchanting, lush landscapes celebrate the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road—the same road that will always lead you home again....

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X: A Novel : Free MP3 Download of Malcolm X’s Teen Years

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, African American, Audiobooks, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians, Giveaway for Readers, History (US), Reluctant Reader, Social Justice | 3 comments

X: A Novel : Free MP3 Download of Malcolm X’s Teen Years

Celebrate Malcolm X’s 90th Birthday with a Spoken Word Performance of His Teen Years! Meet Malcolm X Before He Knew He Was Destined to Fight for #BlackLivesMatter!   FREE MP3 SPOKEN WORD  On 5/21/15 a free MP3 audiobook download of the acclaimed young adult novel X: A Novel will be available for one week.  Readers who grab that file between 5/21/15 (8 AM EST) and 5/27/15  will be able to keep the spoken word performance of Malcolm X’s teenage years indefinitely.   SIGN UP VIA TEXT You can sign-up on the spot to get a...

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Extraordinary Warren: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Comics Creation, Event Kit, Kinetic Literacy, Play Groups, Story Hour Kit, Treasure Hunt | 4 comments

Extraordinary Warren: Story Hour Kit

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOKS In the picture books, Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day and Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken, Warren, a bespectacled chicken, is bored with the everyday chicken routine (peck, cluck, feed; peck, cluck, feed) until he finds a sidekick in the newly hatched Egg. Early one morning the ever curious Egg takes off on his own and crosses the road, where he winds up getting lost in a field of corn. When Warren finally realizes Egg has flown the coop, nothing stops him from locating his best buddy! “A...

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Searching for Silverheels: Book Club Kit

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, Book Clubs, Cross Generational, Event Kit, History (US), Women's History | 0 comments

Searching for Silverheels: Book Club Kit

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK
 The political climate of 1917 Como, Colorado, churns with the declaration of war against Germany, exhibitions of patriotism and accusations of un-American behavior, and a lone cry for the women’s right to vote. Searching for Silverheels by Jeannie Mobley (Margaret K. McElderry Books) opens with 13-year-old Pearl saying that it is “strange how sometimes, even though the whole world is changing around you, everything can feel so much the same.” But, like every girl coming of age, the world starts to affect...

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Ling & Ting: Tell Me a Story

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Language Arts & Writing, Student Writing | 0 comments

Ling & Ting: Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story…TWICE AS SILLY as Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly, the third in Grace Lin’s award-winning early reader series, has been released!  Once again the twins end their day (and the book) by telling silly stories.  This time, though, the stories are TWICE AS SILLY! Grace Lin is celebrating the new book by asking her readers to tell their own silly stories. Want to tell Grace Lin a silly story?? Whether it is something you write using the new Ling & Ting Story Starters* or something silly that...

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