September 2010

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Perfect Picture Book Friends

September 27, 2010

JULIUS by Angela Johnson, illustrations by Dav Pilkey Granddaddy’s mailed a gift for Maya, all the way from Alaska! She’s been hoping for a horse. Or an older brother. Instead, out of the crate comes Julius.  A big and busy pig who quickly becomes Maya’s very best friend. Julius leaves huge messes, eats too much […]

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Elves, Tigers, Cavemen. Oh, My!

September 20, 2010

Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle They were neighbors before they were friends. Sarah-Kate’s yard backed up to Hillary’s and now Sarah-Kate is claiming elves live in the junky overgrown space around her house. At first, it seemed impossible.  Elves! But Hillary’d seen the tiny houses made of stick and bits of wire.  […]

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AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES Theater

September 20, 2010

This classic story written by Janet Taylor Lisle investigates three primary questions – What is true? What is real? What is rumor? To explore the ways information can become distorted and lead to rumors, as well as some of the consequences of misinformation and rumors click HERE for a lesson adapted from the A World of Difference Institute’s […]

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Friends Care, Trust, Share

September 20, 2010

The books we have looked at this month explore a wide variety of friendships.  What does it mean to be a friend? The word – friendship – evokes other words: trust, caring, even sharing a special possession in a refugee camp; or secrets, dreams, and fears – the fear of losing a parent, the fear […]

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LIFE DOESN’T FRIGHTEN ME Creative Activity

September 18, 2010

Maya Angelou’s insightful poem offers the young reader an opportunty to boldly challenge any fear that haunts them. To faciliate an in-depth study of Life Doesn’t Frighten Me at All download the following .pdf attachment. A creative activity inspired by Life Doesn’t Frighten Me .pdf download Hey! You! Panthers in the park and strangers in the dark! You’d […]

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Welcome Karen Lynn Williams!

September 13, 2010

We’re very pleased to welcome Karen Lynn Williams to ReaderKidZ. Karen is the author of many fine books, including several we’ve featured in “Beyond Boundaries” over the past few months. Where do your stories come from? My stories come from everywhere and anywhere.  I see and hear stories around me all the time.  The ideas […]

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Karen Lynn Williams’ Teacher Guides

September 13, 2010

Add depth and a deeper meaning to Karen Lynn Williams’ amazing stories by accessing the link to Teachers Guides designed to compliment her fine work. Lessons in art, science, thematic studies, social studies, music, history, and language arts bring Karen’s beautiful books to life in personal and reflective ways. Click for guides to study A Beach Tail, […]

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