December 2013

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Make Them Laugh. Help Them Read.

December 31, 2013

It’s Humor month at ReaderKidZ, my favorite time of year! Funny books have great power with children, especially emerging or reluctant readers. If you can get them laughing, we think you’ve got them hooked. The idea that a group of letters, usually in concert with images, can kapow the funny bone and produce a laugh […]

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Merry Christmas from the ReaderKidZ!

December 24, 2013
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Librarian’s Corner Favorite: Clown of God by Tomie dePaola

December 22, 2013

A young Italian orphan learns to juggle to earn money. As his talent grows he is asked to join a traveling troupe and his performances attract great crowds. He even performs for royalty, juggling to spread happiness and joy. Growing older, and less skilled, the crowds thin and his performances are mocked as those of […]

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Book-Give-Away Continues – The Hogan That Great Grandfather Built

December 19, 2013

Holiday time is family time.  Our next give-away book is hot off the press, released just this week, and presents an honoring of family and home: THE HOGAN THAT GREAT-GRANDFATHER BUILT  (Salina Bookshelf, 2013) celebrates the home and beauty of the Navajo family. Illustrations by Peterson Yazzie glow with the warmth and vibrancy of the […]

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Ho, ho, ho! A chance to win another wonderful book!

December 17, 2013

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. As a young boy, he hated school and rules, couldn’t sit still, and turned everything in the world around him into a math game. Known as the Magician from Budapest by the age of twenty because of […]

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Little Santa by Jon Agee

December 15, 2013
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A Bundle of Books: Holiday Give-away!

December 12, 2013

Here are not one but three perfect picture books that will make wonderful gifts for that special child, educator, or librarian in your life! No Monkeys, No Chocolate written by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illustrated by Nicole Wong (Charlesbridge, 2013) unravels the scientific mystery of where chocolate comes from in two layered levels of text […]

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