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How To Put Your Parents to Bed: Pajama Winner

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians, Giveaway for Readers | 24 comments

How To Put Your Parents to Bed: Pajama Winner

CONGRATULATIONS to C. Wright, Mom, Librarian & Fantastic Sleeper! Ms. Wright won a $75 gift card to LazyOne.com for sharing this video. About the Contest How Readers Entered Shared the video on their networks with the hashtag #PutParents2Bed -or- made a comment anywhere the video was shared (including this post) with the hashtag. Don’t be a snore!  Some shared the video or comment with their best “put to bed” stories or strategies. The Nitty Gritty Curious City tracked the hashtag and selected a random winner on 4/1/16...

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28 Days: Audio Performances Promote African American History

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in African American, Audiobooks, History (US) | 0 comments

28 Days: Audio Performances Promote African American History

Curious City DPW loves when books come alive for young readers. Live Oak Media has recorded the non-fiction picture book 28 DAYS: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Shane W. Evans and AudioFile Magazine is offering one excerpt each day of the 28 days of African American History Month. Creative director Dion Graham has choreographed an astounding production with performances that include Dion Graham himself, William Jackson Harper,  Zainab Jah, January LaVoy, Robin Miles, Lizan Mitchell, ...

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My Dog Is the Best: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians | 2 comments

My Dog Is the Best: Giveaway Winners

PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY For Educators & Librarians Serving Kids in Grades 00-02 (Giveaway Closed-Sorry!) Thanks to MacKids, we gave away 24 copies of this “CCBC Choices 2016” Winner. THE PICTURE BOOK What do you get when you combine one energetic, enthusiastic little boy with his sleepy but tolerant dog? Unconditional love.  Using simple words and spare illustrations, My Dog Is the Best by Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Paul Schmid (FSG) celebrates the special bond that exists between a young child and a beloved family...

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My Dog Is the Best: A Read Aloud & Canine Craft Kit

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, Arts & Crafts, Event Kit, Play Groups, Puppetry, Story Hour Kit | 2 comments

My Dog Is the Best: A Read Aloud & Canine Craft Kit

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK What do you get when you combine one energetic, enthusiastic little boy with his sleepy but tolerant dog? Unconditional love. Using simple words and spare illustrations, My Dog Is the Best by Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Paul Schmid (FSG) celebrates the special bond that exists between a young child and a beloved family pet. It’s the heartwarming story of two best friends…told by a boy with a very active imagination. Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2016 
 Blue Ribbon from the...

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Groundhog’s Dilemma: Giveaway Winners & Activities

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians | 10 comments

Groundhog’s Dilemma: Giveaway Winners & Activities

PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY & ACTIVITIES For Educators & Librarians Serving Kids in Grades 00-05   On Groundhog’s Day discover whether you have won one one of 24 copies of Groundhog’s Dilemma by Kristen Remenar and illustrated by Matt Faulkner (Charlesbridge Publishing).  Thanks Charlesbridge! ABOUT THE BOOK To see or Not to See, THAT (of course) is the question! After Groundhog announces six more weeks of winter, half his animal friends are disappointed, while the other half are excited. Each animal asks Groundhog to make his...

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I’m New Here: Immigration Book Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians, I'm Your Neighbor, Immigration | 0 comments

I’m New Here: Immigration Book Giveaway Winners

PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY For Educators, Librarians & Community Organizers Serving Kids in Grades 00-05 (This Giveaway Has Closed-Sorry!) Thanks to Charlesbridge Publishing, we gave away 30 copies of this “Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of 2015.” Maria is from Guatemala, Jin is from Korea, and Fatima is from Somalia. All three are new to their American elementary school, and each has trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the...

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I’m New Here: Classroom & Community Guide to Welcoming Immigrants

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, Event Kit, I'm Your Neighbor, Immigration, Social Justice | 0 comments

I’m New Here: Classroom & Community Guide to Welcoming Immigrants

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK Maria is from Guatemala, Jin is from Korea, and Fatima is from Somalia. All three are new to their American elementary school, and each has trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity. Young readers from all backgrounds will appreciate I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien...

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Unidentified Suburban Object: Fishbowl of Prizes

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians, Giveaway for Readers | 0 comments

Unidentified Suburban Object: Fishbowl of Prizes

How Can You Win a Whacky Fishbowl of KidLit Prizes? (Including a signed copy of Mike Jung’s middle grade novel and other Jung-ian author treasures…) Catch sight of Mike Jung’s new children’s book on shelves or online. Snap a picture & share it on your social media. Hashtag the post with #USOSighting. Curious City will follow the hashtag like a slathering shark on a shimmering school of silver swordfish. On 6/1/16, one random #USOSighting hashtagger will be contacted with the electric news that they have won...

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Keepers of the Labyrinth: Giveaway Winners

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, Giveaway for Educators, Giveaway for Librarians | 0 comments

Keepers of the Labyrinth: Giveaway Winners

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL GIVEAWAY For Educators & Librarians Serving Kids in Grades 06-12 (Sorry-Closed!) Courage is tested, myths come to life, and long-held secrets are revealed.  It is no myth.  Curious City DPW did indeed give away 24 individual copies of the riveting young adult novel Keepers of the Labyrinth by author and teen librarian Erin E. Moulton (Penguin Young Readers Group). “Secret societies, Greek mythology, and a group of strong female characters are all wrapped up in a mystery which will hit the mark with readers who have...

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Rosie Revere, Engineer: STEM Event Kit

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Science | 4 comments

Rosie Revere, Engineer: STEM Event Kit

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty & illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams Books for Young Readers), Rosie overcomes a fear of failure to create a helicopter (first propelled by cheddar cheese spray and then by sturdier stuff).  Rosie’s process mirrors the problem solving, planning, designing, testing, failing, and redesigning process of Engineers. New York Times Best Seller 2013 Parents’ Choice Award – GOLD 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
 Bill Martin Jr. Award...

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