Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcome to ReaderKidZ, April 2011

April 1, 2011

It’s National Poetry Month and we’re pleased to welcome poet Kristine O’Connell George as our Author-In-Residence for the first half of April. In 1998, Kristine won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Poetry and the International Reading Association/Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for, THE GREAT FROG RACE and Other Poems. Since this stunning debut, […]

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Kristine O’Connell George, Author-In-Residence

April 1, 2011

Being a big sister – a good big sister – has its ups and downs. Jessica knows all about sisterhood. She’s big sister to Emma (Jess’s sometimes “dilemma”) in Kristine O’Connell George‘s newest book, EMMA DILEMMA: Big Sister Poems, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Jess knows how Emma can be. Annoying one day, lovable the next. […]

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Kristine’s Story

April 1, 2011

I was born in Colorado and later moved to Texas, Oregon, and Ohio. Six different houses in four different states by the time I started college. Growing up, one of my favorite possessions was my skate key. I’d tighten my skates onto my Ked’s tennis shoes and skate as fast as I could up and […]

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Your Friend, Kristine

April 1, 2011

Dear Reader, Have you ever had a burr stuck to your sock or pant leg? These prickly little things poke you until you just have to stop and pull them out. That’s sort of how Jess (the big sister) sees her little sister, Emma. Most of the time. As a big sister, I had fun […]

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Kristine O’Connell George – The Educator’s Friend

April 1, 2011

Kristine’s website is packed with a plethora of activity guides, teacher’s guides, and coloring pages to serve as companions for her long list of wonderful books. She has even included a clever interactive mini-web activity in which Kristine demonstrates how writers work to capture writing ideas because, as she says,  ideas can be sneaky. Play Kristine’s Tips for Young Poets by clicking HERE. If […]

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