February 2012

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Giggles Galore

February 26, 2012

There’s nothing quite like a laugh shared between a parent and her child, a teacher and his students, or a librarian and a class of eager listeners. This week’s Book Room features funny books that will have kids and adults laughing out loud. What’s more? Each of these books structure their stories in non-traditional ways. […]

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Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Winners Announced!

February 22, 2012

It was an honor to serve with the other judges on the 2012 committee and a pleasure now to announce: WON TON–A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt,2011) has won the 2012 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award!  Creatively structured and exquisitely conceived,  WON TON is a book […]

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Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match: Pura Belpré Honor

February 21, 2012

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina written by Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacios received a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award given to Latinos whose books portray the Latino cultural experience. Monica was a ReaderKidZ guest author in November. You can read about why and how Monica wrote Marisol McDonald HERE. Congratulations, Sara and […]

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A Blue Chimpanzee and a Scrumptious Cake!

February 19, 2012

Don’t bring your blue chimpanzee to school, even if his name is Dodger, and even if he isn’t entirely real. Dodger is Willie’s best friend. Dodger tags along with Willie wherever he goes. The two of them share trouble, adventures, and baseball. If you don’t believe me, read DODGER AND ME by Jordan Sonnenblick (a […]

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A CABINET OF EARTHS by Anne Nesbet

February 16, 2012

Twelve year-old Maya Davidson is spending the year in Paris for her scientist father’s work, along with her ill mother and her annoyingly charming, five year-old brother James. They’ve been invited by the strange Society of Philosophical Chemistry. Turns out the society is run by distant cousins who’ve been… waiting for Maya. Nesbet’s sure storytelling […]

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The Librarian’s Picks: Funny Books Kids Love!

February 14, 2012

Warning: these book suggestions contain underwear, talking origami, space cats, and other weird things that kids find funny. If the idea of a crocodile wearing red underpants like a mask is offensive to you, I suggest you look away. If the idea makes you giggle, read on! One of the fastest ways to a kid’s […]

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Welcome to the LIBRARIAN’S CORNER!

February 12, 2012

ReaderKidZ is proud to have two nationally-known children’s librarians, (also both authors and speakers),  Jeanette Larson and Kristen Remenar, who can answer your questions and help you find the right children’s book. And they won’t ask you to keep your voice down. We all know reading is a lifelong skill that brings children knowledge and […]

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